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"One of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror."
- George W. Bush, interview with CBS News' Katie Couric, Sept. 6, 2006

GW gives the American people the finger !

Iraq

History of Iraq

the faces of the 'terrorists'

mujahideen training ground

blood-for-oil

On October 31st, 1998 William Jefferson Clinton signed into law H.R. 4655, the "Iraq Liberation Act" which supported the pursuit of regime change in Iraq.

"You know, by the time you become the leader of a country, someone else makes all the decisions. You may find you can get away with virtual Presidents, virtual Prime Ministers, virtual everything." - William Jefferson Clinton

"A marine friend told me we lost the hearts and minds of the Iraqis when we secured the oil fields but left their national artwork open to plunder." - Jonathan Talberg

"The mightiest military in the world fails to achieve its strategic goals and is, in the end, politically defeated by an economically and technologically inferior adversary. In history, the most important consequences are often the unintended ones." - Timothy Garton Ash

"Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions." - Lt. Col. Debra B. Simmons

"Controlling Iraq is about oil as power, rather than oil as fuel. Control over the Persian Gulf translates into control over Europe, Japan, and China. It’s having our hand on the spigot." - Michael Klare


calling 911 war criminals

America's last 4 presidents each announce that they're bombing Iraq

Douglas Feith's War and Decision: Life in a Neocon's Parallel Universe

"Iraq's three ethnic territories were cobbled together after World War I and held together by force. The area is fissiparous by nature. Any thoughts that our efforts could correct thousands of years of division is ridiculous. The prospects of a government surviving with an adequate degree of support from Shiite and Sunni is unlikely. Similarly, any foreign policy that has as its fundamental philosophy a black and white worldview of conflict is destined to fail. The George W. Bush administration made a colossal blunder by invading Iraq." - John Brodey

"Dick Cheney ponders whether Americans and Congress have "the stomach" to see a few thousand more American soldiers die in Iraq for this pathetic misadventure of a war. One must admire the boldness of a man who has never been a soldier but has the right amount of intestinal fortitude so that he can fearlessly watch as others die to perpetuate his own and George W. Bush's mistakes and miscalculations from the safety of his famous undisclosed location."
- Kenny Feurman 01/16/07

[ Dick Cheney applied for and received five draft deferments so he would not have to be sent to Vietnam. When asked about his deferments, Dick Cheney reportedly said, "I had other priorities in the '60s than military service." ]

"Americans love to have a demon, a certain person who is the symbol of all the evil and tyranny in the regime that we want to attack." - Stephen Kinzer

The Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies, an Israeli think tank, published a political blueprint titled "A clean break: a new strategy for securing the realm" for the incoming government of Benjamin Netanyahu in 1996. The paper was developed with the help of Richard Perle, Douglas J. Feith and David Wurmser among others. They presented a plan whereby Israel would "shape its strategic environment," beginning with the removal of Saddam Hussein and the installation of a Hashemite monarchy in Baghdad, to serve as a first step toward eliminating the anti-Israeli governments of Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Iran.

"The neocons hoped that the first Gulf war would lead to the removal of Saddam Hussein and the American occupation of Iraq. However, despite the urgings of then - Defense Secretary Richard Cheney and Undersecretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, the full conquest of Iraq was never accomplished because of the opposition of General Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and General Norman Schwarzkopf, the field commander. Moreover, the United States had a UN mandate only to liberate Kuwait, not to remove Saddam Hussein. To attempt the latter would have caused the United States - led coalition to fall apart. America's coalition partners in the region, especially Turkey and Saudi Arabia, feared that the elimination of Saddam's government would cause Iraq to fragment into warring ethnic and religious groups. That could have involved a Kurdish rebellion in Iraq that would have spread to Turkey's own restive Kurdish population. Furthermore, Iraq's Shiites might have fallen under the influence of Iran, increasing the threat of Islamic radicalism in the region." - Stephen J. Sniegoski

"The fact that a great many Jewish neoconservatives – people like Joe Lieberman and the crowd over at Commentary – plumped for this war, and now for an even more foolish assault on Iran, raised the question of divided loyalties: using U.S. military power, U.S. lives and money, to make the world safe for Israel." - Joe Stein, June 24, 2008

"The suggestion that the war with Iraq is being planned at Israel's behest, or at the instigation of policymakers whose main motivation is trying to create a secure environment for Israel, is strong." - Stephen J. Sniegoski

"In the last 10 days, the military has dropped nearly 100,000 pounds of explosives on a gateway for Sunni militants into Baghdad. This area includes the village of Arab Jabour. During the Spanish Civil War, the German military dropped 100,000 pounds of bombs on Guernica, Spain, a tragedy that outraged the world. The "surge" may be working from an American military viewpoint but not from the viewpoint of Iraqis living in and near Arab Jabour. The media do not give us a sensitive image of what this war has done to the Iraqi people. It is always about "our" interests, "our" policies and "our" dead and injured. If the United States was a person, we would give it a diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder." - Donald F. Hanley 1/21/08

100,000 pounds of explosives dropped on the village of Guernica

"It is sad to reflect on this but if those from whom our national leaders sought counsel had included historians and anthropologists along with military and intelligence people, the worst international blunder in American history might have been avoided and the lives of brave Americans, along with countless Iraqis, might have been spared." - Charles M. Aulino

"When George W. Bush says - as he often does - that we must stop the insurgents in Iraq or they will follow us home, does he really believe these people don't have maps? Does he think they'd couldn't find the United States without being led here by following our troop ships or cargo planes?" - Dan Witt

"The only terrorist that followed us home from the last war in Iraq was American veteran Timothy McVeigh." - Brian Fejer

George W. Bush and his neoconservative supporters sought to depose an Iraqi regime hostile to Israel - and to demonstrate to Arabs and others in the greater Middle East who was the real master of the region. Crusaders a millennium ago blamed their defeats in the Middle East on a lack of faith, we are told today that it is the realists - those heretics with an insufficient faith in the ability of American values and power to rapidly transform the world - who are poised to sabotage the entire project for spreading freedom throughout the region, that the realists and their false gods of stability and national interest will seduce Americans away from their true calling of spreading liberty throughout the Earth at the barrel of a gun." - Dimitri K. Simes


i am digging my grave !

The National Security Strategy of the United States of America 2002 stated that "For centuries, international law recognized that nations need not suffer an attack before they can lawfully take action to defend themselves against forces that present an imminent danger of attack."

Legal scholars and international jurists often conditioned the legitimacy of preemption on the existence of an imminent threat - most often a visible mobilization of armies, navies, and air forces preparing to attack as in World War II.

Apparently to the neo-cons Saddam Hussein's facade, the empty palaces,
were seen as a visible mobilization of weapons of mass destruction.

The federal government of America, with purportedly the best intelligence agency on Earth, claimed to believe that in all those palaces there was a massive weapons of mass destruction building program underway.Neo-con spin helped doubters that Saddam Hussein had a massive weapons of mass destruction building program underway by noting the following:

"Washington was heavily supporting Iraq in her war against Iran. It was during this period of United States support that Iraq used poison gas against the Iranians and the Kurds, a tactic that the United States government and its media supporters now describe as so horrendous. In fact, United States intelligence facilitated the Iraqi use of gas against the Iranians. In addition, Washington eased up on its own technology export restrictions to Iraq, which allowed the Iraqis to import supercomputers, machine tools, poisonous chemicals, and even strains of anthrax and bubonic plague. In short, the United States helped arm Iraq with the very weaponry of horror that administration officials are now trumpeting as justification for forcibly removing Saddam from power." - Stephen J. Sniegoski, February 10, 2003

Official explanation for the final invasion plans? The weapons inspectors were not allowed into the palaces. Why were the weapons inspectors not allowed into the palaces? Because the empty palaces would have revealed the strong man, Saddam Hussein, as simply a facade builder - straight out of Hollywood.

Much easier to control a populace when the populace is led to believe that you have much more strength than you do in reality.

This is one of the reasons that the George W. Bush administration was so confident as they knew from the beginning that Saddam Hussein was not a threat to America.

George W. Bush administration knew that the three pillars supporting the invasion - stockpiling of weapons of mass destruction, ties to al-Qa`ida and the purchase of yellow cake uranium - was propaganda created by Douglas Feith. Douglas Feith worked for Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld by running Paul Wolfowitz's brainchild, the Office of Special Plans, created the propaganda ‘product' that tied Saddam Hussein to al-Qa`ida.

This was not one of those unknown unknowns.



{From 1980 to 1988, Iraq and Iran waged a terrible war against each other, a war that might not have begun if President Jimmy Carter had not given the Iraqis a green light to attack Iran, in response to repeated provocations. Throughout much of the war, the United States provided military aid and intelligence information to both sides, hoping that each would inflict severe damage on the other. Noam Chomsky suggests that this strategy is a way for America to keep control of its oil supply:

"It's been a leading, driving doctrine of U.S. foreign policy since the 1940s that the vast and unparalleled energy resources of the Gulf region will be effectively dominated by the United States and its clients, and, crucially, that no independent indigenous force will be permitted to have a substantial influence on the administration of oil production and price."

During the Iran-Iraq war, Iraq received the lion's share of American support because at the time Iran was regarded as the greater threat to U.S. interests. According to a 1994 Senate report, private American suppliers, licensed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, exported a witch's brew of biological and chemical materials to Iraq from 1985 through 1989. Among the biological materials, which often produce slow, agonizing death, were:

* Bacillus Anthracis, anthrax; * Clostridium Botulinum, a source of botulinum toxin;* Histoplasma Capsulatam, cause of a disease attacking lungs, brain, spinal cord, and heart; * Brucella Melitensis, a bacteria that can damage major organs; * Clostridium Perfringens, a highly toxic bacteria causing systemic illness; * Clostridium tetani, a highly toxigenic substance. Also on the list: Escherichia coli (E. coli), genetic materials, human and bacterial DNA, and dozens of other pathogenic biological agents.

The following is detailed listing of biological materials, provided by the American Type Culture Collection, which were exported to agencies of the government of Iraq pursuant to the issuance of an export licensed by the U.S. Commerce Department:

Date: February 8, 1985 Sent to: Iraq Atomic Energy Agency - Materials Shipped:Ustilago nuda (Jensen) Rostrup

Date: February 22, 1985 Sent to: Ministry of Higher Education - Materials Shipped: Histoplasma capsulatum var. farciminosum (ATCC 32136) Class III pathogen
Date: July 11, 1985 Sent to: Middle and Near East Regional A - Materials Shipped: Histoplasma capsulatum var. farciminosum (ATCC 32136) Class III pathogen

Date: May 2, 1986 Sent to: Ministry of Higher Education - Materials Shipped: Bacillus Anthracis Cohn (ATCC 10) Class III pathogen; Bacillus Subtilis (Ehrenberg) Cohn (ATCC 82); Clostridium botulinum Type A (ATCC 3502) Class III Pathogen; Clostridium perfringens (Weillon and Zuber) Hauduroy, et al; Bacillus subtilis (ATCC 6051); Francisella tularensis var. tularensis Olsufiev (ATCC 6223); Clostridium tetani (ATCC 9441) highly toxigenic; Clostridium botulinum Type E (ATCC 9564) Class III pathogen; Clostridium tetani (ATCC 10779); Clostridium perfringens (ATCC 12916); Clostridium perfringens (ATCC 13124) Type A, alpha-toxigenic, produces lecithinase; Bacillus Anthracis (ATCC 14185) G.G. Wright (Fort Detrick) V770-NP1-R. Bovine anthrax Class III pathogen; Bacillus Anthracis (ATCC 14578) Class III pathogen; Bacillus megaterium (ATCC 14581); Bacillus megaterium (ATCC 14945); Clostridium botulinum Type E (ATCC 17855) Class III pathogen; Bacillus megaterium (ATCC 19213); Clostridium botulinum Type A (ATCC 19397) Class III pathogen; Brucella abortus Biotype 3 (ATCC 23450) Class III pathogen; Brucella abortus Biotype 9 (ATCC 23455) Class III pathogen; Brucella melitensis Biotype 1 (ATCC 23456) Class III pathogen; Brucella melitensis Biotype 3 (ATCC 23458) Class III pathogen; Clostridium botulinum Type A (ATCC 25763) Class III pathogen; Clostridium botulinum Type F (ATCC 35415) Class III pathogen

Date: August 31, 1987 Sent to: State Company for Drug Industries - Materials Shipped: Saccharomyces cerevesiae (ATCC 2601); Salmonella choleraesuis subsp. choleraesuis Serotype typhi (ATCC 6539); Bacillus subtillus (ATCC 6633); Klebsiella pneumoniae subsp. pneumoniae (ATCC 10031); Escherichia coli (ATCC 10536); Bacillus cereus (11778); Staphylococcus epidermidis (ATCC 12228); Bacillus pumilus (ATCC 14884)

Date: July 11, 1988 Sent to: Iraq Atomic Energy Commission - Materials Shipped: Escherichia coli (ATCC 11303) Phage host; Cauliflower Mosaic Caulimovirus (ATCC45031) plant virus; Plasmid in Agrobacterium Tumefaciens (ATCC37349) Ti plasmid for co-cultivation with plant integration vectors in E. Coli;

Date: April 26, 1988 Sent to: Iraq Atomic Energy Commission - Materials Shipped: Hulambda4x-8, clone: human hypoxanthine; phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT) Chromosome(s) X q26.1 (ATCC 57236) Phage vector; Hulambda14-8, clone: human hypoxanthine, phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT) Chromosome(s): X q26.1 (ATCC 57240) Phage vector; Hulambda15, clone: human hypoxanthine, phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT) Chromosome(s) X q26.1 (ATCC 57242) Phage vector;

Date: August 31, 1987 Sent to: Iraq Atomic Energy Commission - Materials Shipped: Escherichia coli (ATCC 23846); Escherichia coli (ATCC 33694);

Date: September 29, 1988 Sent to: Ministry of Trade - Materials Shipped: Bacillus anthracis (ATCC 240) Class III pathogen; Bacillus anthracis (ATCC 938) Class III pathogen; Clostridium perfringens (ATCC 3629); Clostridium perfringens (ATCC 8009); Bacillus anthracis (ATCC 8705) Class III pathogen; Brucella abortus (ATCC 9014) Class III pathogen; Clostridium perfringens (ATCC 10388); Bacillus anthracis (ATCC 11966) Class III pathogen; Clostridium botulinum Type A Class III pathogen;' Bacillus cereus (ATCC 33018); Bacillus ceres (ATCC 33019)

Date: Janaury 31, 1989 Sent to: Iraq Atomic Energy Commission - Materials Shipped: PHPT31, clone: human hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT) Chromosome(s) X q26.1 (ATCC 57057); plambda500, clone: human hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase pseudogene (HPRT) Chromosome(s): 5 p14-p13 (ATCC 57212)

Date: January 17, 1989 Sent to: Iraq Atomic Energy Commission - Materials Shipped: Hulambda4x-8, clone: human hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT) Chromosome(s) X q26.1 (ATCC 57237) Phage vector; Hulambda14, clone: human hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT) Chromosome(s): X q26.1 (ATCC 57240) Cloned from human lymphoblast Phage vector; Hulambda15, clone: human hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT) Chromosome(s) X q26.1 (ATCC 57241) Phage vector;

"These biological materials were not attenuated or weakened and were capable of reproduction," the Senate report stated. "It was later learned that these microorganisms exported by the United States were identical to those the United Nations inspectors found and removed from the Iraqi biological warfare program." The report noted further that U.S. exports to Iraq included the precursors to chemical-warfare agents, plans for chemical and biological warfare production facilities, and chemical-warhead filling equipment.

The exports continued to at least November 28, 1989, despite evidence that Iraq was engaging in chemical and biological warfare against Iranians and Kurds since as early as 1984.}


Kanan Makiya, the ally of Paul Wolfowitz who famously predicted that American troops "will be greeted with sweets and flowers", spirited off 7 million pages of documents from the Baath Party headquarters and deposited them with the Hoover Institute at Stanford University.

"More than any single figure Kanan Makiya made the case for invading because it was the right thing to do." - Dexter Filkins

The Society of American Archivists said seizing and removing the documents was "an act of pillage" prohibited under international laws of war. (What are they trying to hide?)

{The Hoover Institute is funded by Archer Daniels Midland Foundation, ARCO Foundation, Boeing-McDonnell Foundation, Chrysler Corporation Fund, Dean Witter Foundation, Exxon Educational Foundation, Ford Motor Company Fund, General Motors Foundation, J.P. Morgan Charitable Trust, Merrill Lynch & Company Foundation, Procter & Gamble Fund, Rockwell International Corporation Trust, Transamerica Foundation.}

"There's no doubt Iraq hasn't fully complied with its disarmament obligations as set forth by the Security Council in its resolution. But on the other hand, since 1998 Iraq has been fundamentally disarmed: 90-95% of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction capacity has been verifiably eliminated. We can't reasonably talk about Iraqi non-compliance as representing a de-facto retention of a prohibited capacity worthy of war." - Scott Ritter, an intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps for 12 years, was chief UNSCOM inspector in fourteen of the more than thirty weapons of mass destruction inspection missions in which he participated in Iraq. Stated September 25, 2002, 6 months before the invasion. Scott Ritter believed diplomacy was the answer.
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The invasion of Iraq was based on lies,
much as the Vietnam War was based on lies

Americans keep dying for Zionist Israel

"No image of what happened in America since September 11, 2001 is complete unless you "follow the money". We have a president and vice president who are all too cozy with the industries that stand to profit from the war. This is not leadership, it is highway robbery." - Ted Reisse

In the 1970s and the 1980s, American aristocracy secured it's interest in oil without stationing a single combat soldier on the Arabian Peninsula but peace is just not as profitable as war!

In the 1970s and the 1980s American aristocracy relied on numerous aircraft carriers off the coast of the Arabian Peninsula. American aristocracy also built numerous military bases near but not on the Arabian Peninsula so that large numbers of military ground forces could be moved to the region quickly if a crisis emerged.

That strategy, called "offshore balancing," worked against Saddam Hussein after the first Gulf War and is again the best strategy to secure American aristocracies interest in oil while preventing the rise of more al-Qa`ida suicide terrorists but the truth is turmoil in the region is profitable for the Zionists and American aristocracy.

The strategy to protect vital interests while creating turmoil succeeded when American military bases were built in Saudi Arabia and not removed after the first Gulf War. To American aristocracy, the Zionists and the neocon arm chair warriors turmoil is not a problem as long as the profits keep flowing in - and, of course, wars have always lined the pockets of war profiteers.

"You won't have any problem with Saddam Hussein. We'll be rid of the bastard soon enough. And in his place we'll install a pro-Western dictator, who will be good for us and for you." - Tom Lantos calming the worries of an Israeli member of the Knesset



fighting for oil

The Fall of Iraq - What You Aren't Being Told

“The Iraq war is largely about oil."
Alan Greenspan*

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"When we have economic problems, it's been caused by disruptions in our oil supply.
If we have a force in Iraq, there will be no disruption in oil supplies." - Robert Kagan

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"Our main reason for invading Iraq was to assure control of its oil reserves. When our initial excuse of weapons of mass destruction was proved false, we fell back on the rationale of promoting democracy in the Middle East." - Maneck Bhujwala

Iraq has the third-largest oil reserves on Earth which is the main reason America went to war.

In March 2001 Dick Cheney's Energy Task Force developed a map of Iraq's oil fields, with the southwest divided into nine "Exploration Blocks" according to Peter Dale Scott.

"The United States State Department's Oil and Energy Working Group, meeting between December 2002 and April 2003, said that Iraq "should be opened to international oil corporations as quickly as possible after the war." Its preferred method of privatization was a form of oil contract called a production-sharing agreement. Page 1, Chapter 1 of the Iraq Study Group report lays out Iraq's importance to its region, America and the world with this reminder: "Iraq has the world's second-largest known oil reserves." The group then proceeds to give very specific and radical recommendations as to what the United States should do to secure those reserves. If the proposals are followed, Iraq's national oil industry will be commercialized and opened to foreign firms." - Antonia Juhasz, 12/08/06

The 2003 invasion of Iraq began March 20, 2003.

"Leaks from the state department's "future of Iraq" office show Washington plans to privatize the Iraqi economy and particularly the state-owned national oil company." - Jonathan Steele 03/31/03

"Each year, the United States military commits resources to securing access to and safeguarding the transport of oil and other energy supplies. These costs are not captured in the market valuation of oil, gasoline and other energy supplies but are paid by American taxpayers. Knowing the military costs of securing energy is important for a few reasons. For one, United States soldiers' well-being is put at risk in the pursuit of securing energy. Secondly, the tax dollars spent on enhanced military activities have opportunity costs; in other words, the same tax dollars could be spent on improving education, repairing bridges, or addressing other needs, even other national security needs. Third, since the market price does not indicate the true cost of production and consumption, it results in market failure and over consumption of energy. If the market price reflected the true cost, the quantity demanded by consumers would decrease, leading to more conservation, and making renewable, non-polluting energy alternatives more viable. In short, the true price of energy supplies would facilitate a transition away from fossil fuels, lead to greater energy independence and lessen the impact on the environment. If we are to decrease our global military footprint and reduce the potential for future conflict, we must decrease our dependence on non-renewable energy supplies. This must coincide with a national campaign for a significant and sustained investment in clean, renewable energy and conservation. Not only will this reduce our military budget, but will also decrease our nation's contribution to climate change." - Anita Dancs

In 2004, American appointed interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi submitted guidelines to Iraq's Supreme Council for Oil Policy suggesting that the "Iraqi government disengage from running the oil sector" and that it be opened to international foreign investment, according to International Oil Daily.

Between 2003 and 2004 alone, American oil imports from Iraq increased by more than 86%. (In 2007 Americans burnt 20.7 million barrels of oil per day, the equivalent of the oil consumption of China, Japan, Germany, Russia, and India combined.) Plans for a new Iraqi oil law were made public at a news conference in Washington hosted by the executive branch of the federal government. The American appointed interim Finance Minister Adel Abdul Mehdi explained that the new law would be "very promising to the American investors and to American enterprise, certainly to oil companies."

A few weeks later, Adel Abdul Mehdi became one of Iraq's two vice presidents and Iyad Allawi was elected to the National Assembly. Iraq's new oil law, approved by the Iraqi cabinet in February 2007, allows Iraq's provinces freedom from the central government in executing exploration and production contracts called "production share agreements" which basically transfer control of Iraqi oil to Zionist controlled multinational corporations.

Ray Lee Hunt, CEO of Hunt Oil, signed an oil deal with the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq on September 8, 2007 with the approval of the State Department according to documents obtained by Congressional Commitee on Oversight and Government Reform. Ray Lee Hunt spent most of the Bush administration serving on the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (renamed the President's Intelligence Advisory Board in early 2008).

On October 13, 2008 a meeting shrouded in secrecy between 34 international oil companies and Iraqi oil ministry representatives occurred at the Park Lane Sheraton in London to divvy up the following oil fields: Kirkuk and Bai Hassan in the north, and Rumaila North and South, Zubair, West Qurna Stage 1 and the three Missan oil fields in the south. Also on the table are the Akkas gas field in western Iraq and the Mansouria gas field to the country's east where. With a combined total of 40 billion barrels, at no point in history has so great a quantity of known oil been offered in a single bid round to international oil companies, in any country.


When the George W. Bush administration relinquished control of Iraq to the fledgling government of Iraq in June 2004 the administration believed that they had ‘bought off' that government's loyalty. After all sending 363 tons of cash, shrink wrapped into $400,000 bricks on pallets, which amounted to $12 billion should have been enough to buy anyone off!

"Who in their right mind would send 363 tons of cash into a war zone?" - Henry Waxman*



pallets of cash
American bankster guarding pallets of money

Money as a Weapons System:
How U.S. Commanders Spent $2 Billion of Petty Cash in Afghanistan

"This was more cash than Donald John Trump had ever seen in his life." - Joel Stein

The Pentagon's policy of "money as a weapon system" left battlefields awash in cash. Coalition Provisional Authority official Robert J. Stein Jr. was sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a bribery, theft and money laundering case in connection with contracts given to Philip H. Bloom. Army Capt. David Gilliam stashed $400,000 in his luggage when he came home from his assignment as a disbursement officer in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Capt. Lee W. Dubois stole $39.6 million in fuel from the Army's Camp Liberty in Iraq and sold it on the black market - a scheme that netted him at least $450,000.

One of the L. Paul Bremer's * last orders denied the Iraqi government the ability to give preference to Iraqis in the reconstruction effort. (From 1989 Paul Bremer was managing director at Kissinger and Associates founded by Henry Kissinger.)

Initally more than 150 American companies were awarded contracts totaling more than $50 billion.

Halliburton's contract was initally worth more than $11 billion, while 13 other American companies contracts were initally worth more than $1.5 billion each.

On a contract of $13.7 billion, Kellogg, Brown and Root, a subsidiary of Halliburton, agreed to return $9 million to the federal government in 2006 after auditors questioned $208 million in overcharges in Iraq. (Halliburton kept $199 million in overcharges and returned less than 4%.)

"One former Halliburton employee after another tells the same story of outrageous and intentional overcharging. Yet no one in the George W. Bush administration seems to care." - Henry Waxman*

"The George W. Bush administration is not enforcing the laws against fraud when it comes to contractors in Iraq."- Alan Grayson

"These self-dealing corporate money addicts have profited hugely during a time of war. They clearly have no sense of shame." - Carl C. Slate


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"There is no accountability. Organizations charged with overseeing contracts are not held accountable. Contractors are not held accountable. The individuals responsible are not held accountable." -David M. Walker, Congressional head auditor

A federal government audit in 2006 of Iraq's coalition provisional authority was unable to account for $97 million of $120 million in oil revenue from southern Iraq. Apparently millions were handed out to firms that never submitted required competitive bids or were paid for unfinished work.

In February 2007 the three top auditors overseeing work in Iraq told a house panel that their review of $57 billion in Iraq contracts found that State and Defense department officials condoned or allowed repeated work delays, bloated expenses and payment for shoddy work or work never done. (As of March 20, 2008 12 soldiers have died in Iraq due to accidental electrocution due to faulty constrcution.) More than 1 in 6 dollars charged by American contractors was questionable and unsupported for a total of about $10 billion.

Over $13 billion that America sent to Iraq to pay for reconstruction projects has been wasted, stolen or diverted to al-Qa`ida in Iraq, according to Salam Adhoob, a former chief investigator for Iraq's Commission on Public Integrity. Salam Adhoob worked for the Commission for three years, where he oversaw 200 employees. Salam Adhoob testified about the waste, fraud and diversion of American taxpayer dollars before the American Senate Democratic Policy Committee. Salam Adhoob told the panel that some of the investigations his and other agencies conducted uncovered "ghost projects" that never existed, or instances in which contractors did poor-quality work. In one case, Salam Adhoob said that America had spent $24.4 million on an electricity project in Nineveh province, but that an oversight agency found that it "existed only on paper." Salam Adhoob reported that he had a "firsthand, up-close look at corruption" and waste of American taxpayer dollars, and that he eventually was forced to flee Iraq because of death threats.

The scapegoats, Lieutenant Colonel Bruce D. Hopfengardner, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Wheeler, Lieutenant Colonel Debra Harrison and a CPA Comptroller and convicted felon named Robert Stein Jr.*, admitted receiving $2 million in money and gifts in return for them using their official positions to award fraudulent contracts of $8.6 million to Philip Bloom*.(That leaves about $9,901,400,000 unaccounted for! Maybe Dov Zakheim* knows what happened to it.)

"The American use of mercenaries in Iraq to enrich corporations has long been known. Our soldiers are not being supported by contractors; our troops are protecting the enrichment of the mercenaries." - Patricia Reilly Schairer

"The evidence of widespread corruption in the Iraq rebuilding effort is beyond dispute. Corruption aside, private companies are exempt from many regulations that would apply to government agencies. The records of private corporations can’t be obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. They can use foreign subsidiaries to avoid laws meant to restrain American corporations. Before the war, Halliburton used subsidiaries to do business with Iran, Iraq, and Libya, despite official American trade sanctions against all three countries." - Cullen Murphy

"The bureaucratic arm of George W. Bush administration whose recalcitrance is enabled by appointed loyalist cronies, is almost staged to fail by neocon ideological mistrust of big government. On the other hand, the shadow government is cheating taxpayers with overcharges, fraudulent bookkeeping and secrecy with little oversight by its irresponsible leaders. The George W. Bush administration and Congress are dealing with the exploitive version of unsupervised, unfettered business given privileged contracts like manna from self-righteous government leadership." - Jim Hoover

"Does anyone really believe that after thousands of years of civilization and countless occupations the Iraqi's aren't capable of rebuilding their own country?" - Ana Sanchez

"The justifications for the Iraq war are becoming more and more tortured and divorced from reality or even common sense. The war was a mistake, plain and simple, and nothing is going to change that. Republicans have sold themselves quite well as the party of steely realism, but their policies betray the fact that they are living in a dream." - Branden Frankel

American aristocracy invaded Iraq for three reasons:

1) to gain control of Iraqi oil production and reserves;

2) to award ‘make work' contracts to American corporations in need of ‘work' due to their inability to compete in a market driven, Talmudist designed, global capitalist economy (see Halliburton);

3) to incite a relgious war between Shiite and Sunni. After all if they are fighting each other, as they did when Saddam Hussein started the Iraq versus Iran war, they will not bother the Zionist Israelis! (And if you can get the Christians into a Holy War with the Muslims then the Talmudists can further consolidate their stranglehold on the Earth's resources.)

"Why aren't the "clash of civilization" buffs indulging in the currently fashionable media hand-wringing over the Middle East? The "bad guys" (as they see them) are killing each other off - that's why. If the so-called Islamo-fascists want to cannibalize themselves in endless civil strife, well then, God is great, isn't he? A lot of those tears being shed in Washington are of the crocodile variety." - Gilbert Dewart

"Despite all of the fiction perpetrated by the George W. Bush administration and reported by the media to make us think otherwise, was there ever any doubt that the real reason for the war was to maximize profits of private American corporations (and multinational oil companies)?" - Joel Pelcyger

"If the end result of George W. Bush's effort in Iraq is two of the world's largest sources of oil being controlled by Shiite theocracies, it will be a political failure on a historic scale." - James Lee Cook

"There is an important difference between the Marshall Plan for Europe and the debacle that is Iraq: The Marshall Plan actually helped Europe. After nearly three years and billions spent in a country with rock-bottom construction costs, Iraq is still in shambles. So where did the money go?

Judging by the number of scandals, reconstruction was not the goal but rather was a thinly disguised welfare plan for American corporations. And, of course, forcing Iraq, a country we've destroyed, to pay for its own reconstruction is right out of the International Monetary Fund playbook: loan forgiveness in return for allowing corporations to "privatize" Iraq's oil and infrastructure at fire-sale prices. Such a deal. Comparing the mess in Iraq with the Marshall Plan that helped rebuild Europe is a triple insult: to the Marshall Plan, to the American taxpayers and, most of all, to the Iraqi people." - Richard Mallery


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"Mismanaged private contracts have wasted $745.5 billion over the last five years of the George W. Bush administration. The no-bid and cost-plus contracts are a scandal, and Congress does nothing about it. It is so patently apparent that Congressional represenatives have too many friends and lobbyists that have reaped huge profits from these private and cost-plus contracts. The war in Iraq is a wonderful opportunity for these sleazy deals. No wonder our Congressional represenatives don't want to withdraw too soon from Iraq - they have to make sure all of their friends get theirs." -Patty Salinas

"I can unequivocally state that the abuse related to contracts awarded to KBR represents the most blatant and improper abuse I have witnessed." - Bunnatine H. Greenhouse, former chief contracting officer of the United States Army Corps of Engineers

In the lead-up to the Iraq war in 2003, Bunnatine H. Greenhouse objected to a decision to give a five-year, no-bid contract to KBR (Kellogg, Brown and Root) for putting out the oil fires that Pentagon officials believed retreating Iraqi troops would set as the United States invaded. Kellogg, Brown and Root had earlier been hired to write the plans for how that work would be conducted.

American whistleblower Bunnatine H. Greenhouse was demoted for revealing no-bid insider deals between the Pentagon and Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR).


"As we look back on what we've done, we're real proud of being able to go into a war theater like that as a private contractor and support 200,000 troops." William P. Utt, chairman of KBR

"The Wartime Contracting Commission presented a bleak assessment of how tens of billions of dollars have been spent since 2001. The 111-page report, obtained by The Associated Press, documents poor management, weak oversight, and a failure to learn from past mistakes as recurring themes in wartime contracting. More than 240,000 private sector employees are supporting military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Despite the huge size and importance of the massive support contract known as "LOGCAP", the main program office managing the work for both Afghanistan and Iraq has only 13 government employees. For administrative help, it must rely on KBR Inc., the primary LOGCAP contractor in Iraq - paid nearly $32 billion since 2001 (for LOGCAP admistration). " - Richard Lardner June 07, 2009

Baath party

Zionist neocons hoped to create an Iraqi plutocracy not run by the Baath party which, after the first Gulf War, no longer trusted American aristocracy. What makes American aristocracy believe that any group that gains control of Iraq will not turn against them, Shiite or Sunni?

This is disingenuous as the Central Intelligence Agency put the Baath party and Saddam Hussein in power.

"We rode to power on a CIA train." - Baath party secretary general Ali Saleh Saadi

And as for democracy? The Baath party overthrew the democratically elected government of Iraq which really was not playing ball with American aristocracy and the syndicate of the soulless.

Iraqi average oil production fell over a million barrels a day from the day of America's invasion of Iraq through December of 2005. During that time oil pipelines were blown up over 300 times by Iraq insurgents.


oil-for-food

The George W. Bush administration claimed that the French and Russians, who had failed to support the invasion of Iraq, were the main benefactors of the oil-for-food kickback schemes. Paul A. Volcker*, the former Federal Reserve chairman, headed up an investigation.

A Virginia company admitted in state Supreme Court in New York that it paid $440,000 in kickbacks to Iraqi officials as part of the United Nations ‘oil-for-food' program. Midway Trading, based in Reston, Virginia, pleaded guilty to grand larceny charges and agreed to pay a $250,000 fine in October according to Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau.

Texas oilman, Oscar S. Wyatt Jr., the founder and former chairman of Coastal Corporation, was sentenced to 1 year and 1 day in prison in November 2007 for paying millions of dollars in kickbacks to Saddam Hussein's regime. Also implicated were several companies from the UK including the Compass Group which suspended Peter Harris, chief executive of its UK & Ireland, Middle East and Africa companies.

American allies and American corporations were also involved with bribes and kickbacks.

Russian oil traders captured nearly one-third of Iraq's oil export market. Three Russian companies, Zarubezhneft and J.S.C. Alfa Eco and an unnamed company, bought more than $7.3 billion in oil. Two French firms, Total International Ltd. and SOCAP International Ltd., bought more than $3 billion. And a London-based Chinese firm, Sinochem International Oil London Co., bought $2.2 billion in crude.

Texaco bought $28.3 million in oil and ExxonMobil corporation paid $152 million. Purchases by Chevron and Phoenix came to $140.2 million and $162.25 million, respectively. The overall American stake in Iraq's oil market was far greater. But American oil companies, which consumed more than 40 percent of Iraq's exported oil, were forced to purchase through Russian and French traders.

Charges were brought against Chevron under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In November 2007 Chevron paid a fine of $30 million for it's role in the oil-for-food imbroglio even though Chevron did not deny or confirm it paid kickbacks. El Paso Corp. paid $2.7 million, Textron paid $4.6 million, Ingersoll-Rand Co. paid $6.7 million and York International paid $22 million in Securities and Exchange Commission fines based on charges of corruption.

"By invading Iraq, the George W. Bush administration created a self-fulfilling prophecy: Iraq has now replaced Afghanistan as a magnet, a training ground and an operational base for jihadist terrorists, with plenty of American targets to shoot at. Neoconservatism, as both a political symbol and a body of thought, has evolved into something I can no longer support." - Francis Fukuyama

"It appears that the neo-con's "beacon of democracy in the Middle East" is becoming a candle in the wind." - Bob Goldstein

"When you say you are against the Iraq war, people say you are not supporting the soldiers. I support firefighters but you do not see me starting forest fires to prove it!" -Doug Hamblin


turning the corner in Iraq

"The George W. Bush administration's newly unveiled National Security strategy might well be subtitled "The Irony of Iran." Three years after the invasion of Iraq and the invention of the phrase "axis of evil," the George W. Bush administration now highlights the threat posed by Iran - whose radical government has been vastly strengthened by the invasion of Iraq. This is more tragedy than strategy, and it reflects the Manichean approach the George W. Bush administration has taken to the Earth. It is sometimes convenient, for purposes of rhetorical effect, for national leaders to talk of a globe neatly divided into good and evil. It is quite another, however, to base the policies of the Earth's most powerful nation upon that fiction. The George W. Bush administration's penchant for painting its perceived adversaries with the same sweeping brush has led to a series of unintended consequences." -Madeleine Albright

"The claim that "terrorist attacks are not caused by the use of strength; they are invited by the perception of weakness" has a pleasing structural symmetry, which is presumably why George W. Bush administration speech writers like it so much. As a prescription forAmerican policy, the phrase ought to join the dodo and the woolly mammoth. It is dangerously misleading, and if high-ranking members of the George W. Bush administration really believe it, they have no business setting American national security policy.

Here's the basic problem.

The "use of strength" does cause terrorist attacks. This is not an argument for weakness, but a simple statement of fact. America possesses the most powerful conventional military on Earth, and no State or non State actor can go up against America in a traditional war and face anything other than crushing defeat. As a direct result of America's military strength, those who don't like us (an ever-expanding group, thanks to the George W. Bush administration) will employ the classic weapons of the weak: unconventional tactics such as guerrilla warfare, infrastructure sabotage, suicide bombings and terrorism.

Military analysts call it asymmetric warfare, or fourth generation warfare (4GW, in military jargon). Any military analyst worth his salt will tell you that as long as we remain a military superpower in the conventional sense, we can expect our adversaries to avoid direct military confrontations with us which they will inevitably lose. Instead, they will turn to terrorism, attacks on civilians and similar "force multipliers." That is why we can not "win" the war in Iraq through a traditional military "use of strength."

This is realism, not defeatism. Our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are doing what they have been trained to do, and then some, but effectively combating insurgents, terrorists and suicide bombings requires skills and institutional capacities our military is not equipped to provide." - Rosa Brooks

"The military forces that successfully defeat insurgencies are usually those able to overcome their institutional inclination to wage conventional war against insurgents." - "Counterinsurgency," United States Army Field Manual 3-24, December 15, 2006



career in terrorism

suicide bombers

"I have collected demographic data from across the face of the Earth on the 462 suicide bombers who, from 1980 to early 2004, have actually completed the mission. It is the first complete database of every suicide bomb attack .

This research is conducted in English as well as in native language sources - Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, and Tamil, and others. The terrorist groups are often quite proud of what they do in their local communities, and they produce albums and other information that can be very helpful to understand suicide bomb attacks. This wealth of information creates a new image about what is motivating suicide bombers.

Tsar Alexander II was assassinated on March 13, l881 by the first suicide bomber 25-year-old Ignacy Grinevitsky.

The world leader in suicide bombings is the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka. The Tamil Tigers are a Marxist secular group that draws from the Hindu families of the Tamil regions of the country. The Tamil Tigers invented the famous suicide bomb vest for their assassination of Rajiv Ghandi in May 1991. The Palestinians got the idea of the suicide bomb vest from the Tamil Tigers.

Most suicide bombers are walk-in volunteers. Very few are criminals and very few of the suicide bombers are actually longtime members of a terrorist group. For most suicide bombers, their first experience with extreme physical violence is their very own suicide bomb attack.

The reality is that overwhelmingly suicide bomb attacks are not driven by religion as much as they are by a clear strategic objective: to compel modern democracies to withdraw military forces from the territory that the terrorists view as their homeland.

From Lebanon to Sri Lanka to Chechnya to Kashmir to the West Bank, every major suicide bombing campaign - over 95 percent of all the incidents - has had as its central objective to compel a democractic state to withdraw.

Suicide bombing is not, as Dick Cheney claims, a supply limited phenomenon where there are just a few hundred religious fanatics scattered across the face of the Earth willing to die. Suicide bombing is a demand driven phenomenon.



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United States Government created al-Qa`ida

"When the American combat forces entered Saudia Arabia, the land of the two holy places, there was strong protest from the Ulema and from students of the Shariah law all over the country against the interference of American combat forces. It is not permissible for any non-Muslim to stay in our country." - Osama bin Laden

The main mobilization appeal of Osama bin Laden, al-Qa`ida (al-Qaeda, al-Qaida) and all other Islamic fanatics is the presence of American combat troops stationed on Islamic soil.Suicide bombing is driven by the presence of foreign military forces on the territory that the terrorists view as their homeland.

Osama bin Laden's speeches and sermons many times run to 40 and 50 pages long. They begin by calling attention to the presence of tens of thousands of American combat forces on the Arabian Peninsula.

In 1996, Osama bin Laden stated that there was a plan by America; that the Americans were going to use combat forces to conquer Iraq, break it into three pieces, give a piece of it to Israel, and then do the same thing to Saudi Arabia. The government of the United States of America appears to be on the path to fulfill his prediction which is of tremendous help in Osama bin Laden's mobilization appeals.

In 2005 there was at least 160,000 American combat troops on the Arabian Peninsula.
If Islamic literalism were the pivotal factor in suicide bomb attacks then Americans should see some of the largest Islamic literalist countries on Earth, like Iran, which has 70 million people - three times the population of Iraq and three times the population of Saudi Arabia - with some of the most active literalist groups using suicide bombers against America.

There has not yet been an al-Qa`ida suicide bomber from Iran and America has no evidence that there are any suicide bombers in Iraq from Iran.

Sudan is a country of 21 million people. Sudan's government practices an extreme form of Islamic literalist law. The ideology of Sudan was so congenial to Osama bin Laden that he spent three years in Sudan in the 1990s.

There has never been an al-Qa`ida suicide bomber from Sudan.

The first complete set of data on every al-Qa`ida suicide bomber from 1995 to early 2004 concludes that suicide bombers are not from some of the largest Islamic countries on Earth. Two thirds are from the Islamic countries where America has stationed heavy combat troops since 1990.

Before the invasion, Iraq never had a suicide bomber attack in its history. Since the invasion, suicide bombing has been escalating rapidly. Between 3/03 - 7/03: 2 attacks, 8/03 - 12/03: 23 attacks, 1/04 - 5/04: 29 attacks, 6/04 - 10/04: 40 attacks, 11/04 - 3/05: 73 attacks, 4/05 - 9/05: 112 attacks. Every year that American combat troops have been stationed in Iraq suicide bombings have been exponentially increasing. There is no evidence there were any suicide bomber organizations lying in wait in Iraq before America invaded.

The suicide bombers in Iraq have been produced by the invasion of Iraq by America. The best information is that the Iraqi suicide bombers come from two groups - Iraqi Sunnis and Saudis - the two populations most vulnerable to transformation by the presence of large American combat troops on the Arabian Peninsula.

This is consistent with the strategic logic of suicide bombing.

al-Qa`ida appears to have made a deliberate decision not to attack America in the short term. Americans know this not only from the pattern of their attacks but because we have an actual al-Qa`ida planning document found by Norwegian intelligence.

The document says that al-Qa`ida should not try to attack the continent of America in the short term but instead should focus its energies on hitting America's allies in order to try to split the coalition. What the document then goes on to do is analyze whether the terrorists should hit Britain, Poland, or Spain.

It concludes that the terrorists should hit Spain just before the March 2004 elections because Spain could not withstand two, maximum three, blows before withdrawing from the coalition, and then others would fall like dominoes. That is exactly what happened. (The actual authors of this document were most likely operatives of syndicate of the soulless. The syndicate of the soulless is attempting to start a third world war between the Christians and the Muslims. The syndicate of the soulless knew of the attack because they planned it.)

Six months after the document was produced, al-Qa`ida attacked Spain in Madrid. That caused Spain to withdraw from the coalition. others have followed.

So al-Qa`ida certainly has demonstrated the capacity to attack as they have committed over 15 suicide bombing attacks since 2002, more than all the years before 911 combined.
Studying the patterns of where suicide bombing has occurred but also where it has not occurred shows Americans where religion matters, but not quite in the way most Americans imagine. In virtually every instance where an occupation has produced a suicide bombing campaign, there has been a relgious difference between the occupier and the occupied community.

This is true not only in places such as Lebanon and in Iraq today but also in Sri Lanka, where it is the Sinhala Buddhists who are having a dispute with the Hindu Tamils. When there is a relgious difference between the occupier and the occupied, that enables terrorist leaders to demonize the occupier in especially vicious ways as the ‘other'.

Absent the presence of foreign combat troops, Osama bin Laden could make his arguments but there would not be any reality behind them which is difficult to dispute now when America really does have 160,000 combat soldiers sitting in Iraq.

American aristocracy fears that once a large number of suicide bombers have acted that suicide bombing will be impossible to wind down. The history of the last 20 years shows the opposite. Once the occupying military ground forces withdraw from the homeland territory of the terrorists the suicide bombings stop.

In Lebanon, for instance, there were 41 suicide terrorist attacks from 1982 to 1986, and after America withdrew it's military ground forces, France withdrew it's military ground forces, and then Israel withdrew it's military ground forces to just that six-mile buffer zone of Lebanon, they virtually ceased. Although the suicide bombings did not completely stop there was no suicide bomb campaign. Once Israel withdrew it's military ground forces from the vast bulk of Lebanese territory, the Lebanese suicide bomber's did not follow Israel to Tel Aviv.

This is also the pattern of the second intifada with the Palestinians. As Israel has withdrawn from Palestinian controlled territory (in addition to some other factors), there has been a decline of the suicide bombings campaign. This is evidence that withdrawal of military ground forces does diminish the ability of terrorist leaders to recruit suicide bombers.
The purpose of a suicide bomber's attacks is not to die. It is the kill, to inflict the maximum number of casualties on the target society in order to compel that target society to put pressure on it's government to change policy

This does not mean that the existing suicide bombers will not want to continue the campaign. There will be a tiny number of terrorists who will still be committed to the cause, but the real issue is not whether Osama bin Laden exists. It is whether anybody listens to him. If no one listens then Americans will be safe from suicide bombings by Islamic terrorist

The central motive for suicide bombings and catastrophic terrorism is response to foreign occupation, the presence of American combat troops. The longer American combat forces stay on the ground on the Arabian Peninsula and in Iraq, the greater the risk of the next 911, whether that is a suicide bombing attack campaign, a nuclear attack, or a biological attack. The evidence shows that the presence of American combat troops is clearly the pivotal factor driving suicide bombings in Iraq." - adapted from Robert Pape of the University of Chicago

"The real enemy in the global war on terror is not the "axis of evil"(North Korea, Iran and Iraq) but the "axis of allies." Today, the countries most likely to produce another 911 are not Iran, much less North Korea, but countries long regarded as (after Israel) America's most reliable allies in the greater Middle East. Step forward, Saudi Arabia (almost certainly still the biggest source of funding for radical Islamists) and Pakistan (definitely their one-stop shop for nuclear weaponry)." - Niall Ferguson

"The really tricky part of creating a mythical terrorist monster out of an incomplete truth is laying-out the facts behind your mythical story without revealing the whole truth about your part in its creation. In order to explain away the billions of dollars worth of weapons and training that went into the operation, they chose a rich jihadi, a Saudi millionaire named Osama bin Laden, who had been a faithful recruiter and business agent of the Mujahedeen. He was painted as the sole financier of the entire enormous operation that was centered in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Bin Laden may not even have known that he was playing a part in a deceitful CIA global drama until after the fact." - Peter Chamberlin

"Why do women become suicide bombers? Like male suicide bombers, their motives vary. Contrary to popular perception, they are not unbalanced sociopaths, nor are they poor, uneducated relgious fanatics. According to their suicide videos and interviews with those who knew them, the women are most often driven by the desire to avenge the deaths of relatives, to redeem the family name, to escape a sheltered life or to equalize patriarchal societies. Many have been raped or sexually abused by enemy forces. Once dishonored, they are no longer marriageable. With their deaths they reinvent themselves as martyrs, redeeming the family name and recouping lost honor."- Mia Bloom

"The news on the Central Intelligence Agency drones shows our officials and experts dwelling on the legalistic and logistical minutiae of using flying robots to snuff out human life on the other side of the Earth while ignoring the obvious strategic and ethical dead ends to which it leads. Common sense should tell us that even if we do manage to 'whack' a couple of evil guys once in a while, along with a dozen or so women and children, this kind of action merely guarantees that an untold number of America hating militants will rise to take their place. Not only are we creating more enemies, we ourselves are becoming more and more like our enemy. When will we realize that, by betraying our own American values, we're only destroying our own American soul?" - Don Pearce

Terrorist activities will cease to happen only when the reason for committing a terrorist act ceases to exist. When every human and every group of humans is treated humanely by government then there will be no more terrorist acts.


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"In the case of the Iraq invasion and occupation, the journalists who have placed themselves in danger most often are local Iraqi journalists. Some 116 Iraqi journalists and media workers have been killed in the line of duty since March 2003. In all, 189 journalists have been killed in Iraq. At least 16 of these journalists were killed by the U.S. military, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists." - Jeremy Scahill

the faces of the 'terrorists'

The word terrorist was coined during the French Revolution to describe "an adherent or supporter of the Jacobins, who advocated and practiced methods of partisan repression and bloodshed in the propagation of the principles of democracy and equality."

"A terrorist who serves American interests is a freedom fighter;
a freedom fighter who doesn't is a terrorist." - Rick Rozoff

Mohammad and Ahmad

Mohammad and Ahmad - the rest of their family was slaughtered
by American soldiers that had taken a fancy to their sister, Abeer

"Come and see our overflowing morgues and find our little ones for us ... You may find them in this corner or the other, a little hand poking out, pointing out at you... Come and search for them in the rubble of your "surgical" air raids, you may find a little leg or a little head ... pleading for your attention. Come and see them amassed in the garbage dumps, scavenging morsels of food... Come and see, come... You will never control Iraq, not in six years, not in ten years, not in 20 years.You have brought upon yourself the hate and the curse of all Iraqis." - Layla Anwar

"Over $300 million United States tax dollars will be paid to private contractors to propagandize Iraq over the next three years. The money will be used to "produce news stories, entertainment programs and public service advertisements for the Iraqi media in an effort to 'engage and inspire' the local population to support United States objectives and the Iraqi (vassal) government. The four companies that will share in the new contract are SOSi, the Lincoln Group, MPRI and Leonie Industries." - Washington Post, October 3, 2008

Past propaganda programs seem to have been successful as Iraqis are second behind Israelites in approving of torture. Maybe they can install enough fear of torture in Mohammad and Ahmad so they will not to grow up to be terrorists !

Jiverly A. Wong, a Vietnamese War refugee and immigrant to America, killed 13 people and wounded four others, firing 98 shots from two handguns in about a minute on April 3, 2009. I wonder how being a war refugee affected him?


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mujahideen training ground

"We assess that the Iraq jihad is shaping a new generation of terrorist leaders and operatives; perceived jihadist success there would inspire more fighters to continue the struggle elsewhere. The Iraq conflict has become the cause celebre. for jihadists, breeding a deep resentment of US involvement in the Muslim world and cultivating supporters for the global jihadist movement. Should jihadists leaving Iraq perceive themselves, and be perceived, to have failed, we judge fewer fighters will be inspired to carry on the fight." - National Intelligence Council


"Several weeks ago I heard a senior high-ranking Pakistani Police Officer (and Humphrey School Fellow scholar), Mubarek Zeb lead a presentation about U.S. drone attacks on the remote tribal areas of his country. He explained the cultural honor codes of the Pashtun tribes and how those traditions going back thousands of years made them honor-bound to seek revenge for the death or injury to tribal members or those granted hospitality and asylum in their homes. He told us that for every person killed or seriously injured by drone attacks, between three and ten tribal members were committed to lifetimes of retaliation and revenge.

When Jesus encountered Roman occupying soldiers as he was growing up in occupied Galilee, did he see them as "heroes" - those who ending up lynching him for the benefit of those engorging themselves on the spoils of war and domination? How did Spartacus and other slaves view the legions sent to put down their rebellion? I'm sure members of the Roman elite were grateful for their military who allowed them to continue in "the lifestyle to which [they've] come to be accustomed to". We continue to be so blinded by the disease of American exceptionalism that we fail to think about how much of the rest of the world views us.

I find myself tired in this post 9-11 soup of fear and chaos of feeling I must always do battle with our “mainstream” culture for its jingoistic “patriotism”and desire to continue on with “the lifestyle to which we have become accustomed to”. That lifestyle which is enforced and protected by young people enticed to put on the uniform and grab a gun. As long as those guns are pointed at others (and on our behalf), we can wallow in the notion that “God has blessed us” and we deserve to be exceptional from the rest of humanity." - Steve Clemens: Our military-backed exceptionalism

Americans have been told endlessly that the "front line" in the "war on terror" is in Iraq or Afghanistan. Iraq/Afghanistan/Libya/Syria/Iran are not the "front line" in the "war on terror", Iraq/Afghanistan/Libya/Syria/Iran is the training ground for future terrorists and al-Qa`ida.

Americans, in an effort to undermine the United Soviet Socialist Republic's occupation of Afghanistan, supported, armed and taught the use of terrorist tactics to Osama Bin Laden and his mujahideen brethren. Afghanistan was al-Qa`ida's first training ground. Osama Bin Laden and his mujahideen brethren fought the Soviets occupiers and learned how to use terrorist tactics.

Now al-Qa`ida and their Iraq mujahideen brethren are training in Iraq and learning how to use terrorist tactics against the American occupiers.

Iraq is not the "front line" in the "war on terror", Iraq is the training ground for future terrorists and al-Qa`ida.

"al-Qa`ida started out as an insurgency working for American interests. Osama Bin Laden worked for us. We have been told Osama Bin Laden turned against us; the how, when or why is not said. The list of lies that led us into the war in Iraq is long. The attacks of 911 are used as justification for all of George W. Bush's questionable actions. Osama Bin Laden, as a scapegoat, has served the George W. Bush administration well. George W. Bush has full expectations that we are willing to support his continued blood-shedding to achieve neo-con political objectives." - Mary T. Ficalora


In Liberia, a female head of a household was referred to the American resettlement program by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as a person particularly vulnerable to attack. Insurgents had come to her home, killed her father, beat and gang raped her. The insurgents held her hostage in her own home and forced her to wash their clothes. The woman escaped after several weeks and made her way to a refugee camp.

The Department of Homeland Security has declared that because the insurgents lived in her house and she washed their clothes, she had provided "material support" to the insurgents.

A Sierra Leonean woman's house was attacked by insurgents in 1992. A young family member was killed with machetes, a child was subjected to burns and the woman and her daughter were raped. The insurgents kept the family captive for days in their own home.

The Department of Homeland Security has declared the family provided housing - "material support" - to the insurgents.

Yusuf Islam was denied entry into America by the Department of Homeland Security because he provided "material support" to the terrorists.

Yusuf Islam is Cat Stevens who wrote the songs Peace Train, How Can I Tell You and Morning has Broken.


"On an Earth teeming with calamities and man-made disasters, we all seem to face a continuously uncertain future. One thing that people need to do in the year to come in order to help reduce self-inflicted tragedies, however, is to try and reduce the causes of conflict within our own human spheres of influence. That means to start putting out the fires of ignorance and hatred by means of their opposites: knowledge and compassion.

It is also time that the media played a more responsible role in reflecting the commonalities between the two realities of Islam and the West. The media still chooses to play on fears of the unknown, using extremists as a representation of a religion, when the more pure and faithful picture is bypassed. Thankfully, some journalists and media experts have woken up."

Peace
Yusuf Islam, 1st January 2006

Question: If a person purchases music created by Cat Stevens, Yusuf Islam, would the Department of Homeland Security consider that an act of terrorism?

After all, that could be considered as material support for an individual branded as a terrorist supporter.

"We need to end this war and bring our troops home as soon as possible. We need to seek out and respond to the root causes of terrorism: poverty and inequity in the Middle East, misbehavior of multinational corporations, our ongoing and unnecessary war with Muslims and our sick dependence on foreign oil. Let us impose restrictions on multinationals, offer aid to Middle Eastern countries, increase communication and diplomacy and promote alternative energy resources. It is time to look at things in a new light - to educate Americans on these issues and how they will really solve the problem, not perpetuate this gargantuan mistake and deepen the problem for generations to come." - Drew Falkman

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