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successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure
uniformity but the one that removes the awareness of other
possibilities, that makes it seem inconceivable that other ways are
viable, that removes the sense that there is an outside.
September 25, 2002 - Zionism, Anti Semitism and American Democracy - Israel Shahak, a Professor Emeritus at Hebrew University, escaped from a Nazi concentration camp and later served in the Israeli army. He is an organic chemist who combines a research scientist's objectivity with a humanist's commitment to universal ideals. According to Shahak, Judaism is a xenophobic totalitarian belief system that has morphed into a fanatical Zionist ideology that now threatens the whole world.
The Talmud treats non-Jews as sub human and directs Jews to discriminate against them. For example, the concept of adultery "does not apply to intercourse between a Jewish man and a gentile woman; rather, the Talmud equates such intercourse to the sin of bestiality." (87) Robbery (with violence) is strictly forbidden if the victim is Jewish, but is permitted if the victim is Gentile, "when they are under our rule." "The whole [rabbinical] debate is concerned only with the relative powers of Jews and gentiles rather than with universal considerations of justice and humanity, " Shahak writes. "This may be why so few rabbis have protested over the robbery of Palestinian property in Israel."
Shahak disputes whether Judaism is in fact monotheistic: "In many if not most of the books of the Old Testament, the existence and powers of 'other Gods' are clearly acknowledged, but Yahweh (Jehovah) is the most powerful of his rivals, and forbids his people to worship them." The decay of monotheism came about through the spread of Jewish mysticism (the cabbala), which is now dominant and includes many prayers and actions designed to propitiate Satan.
According to Shahak, classical Judaism is not so much a religion as a tyrannical system of social control administered by rabbis. Ordinary Jews were forced to obey a labyrinth of capricious laws on pain of fines, beatings or even murder, administered by the non-Jewish aristocracy that would get a share of the fines. Comment: As always, Caveat Lector on this article about a very good book. The articles is written by a Fundie.
Dan Rather sez: US media cowed by Bush Propaganda - he admitted that he had shrunk from taking on the Bush administration over the war on terrorism. - "There was a time in South Africa that people would put flaming tyres around people's necks if they dissented. And in some ways the fear is that you will be necklaced here, you will have a flaming tyre of lack of patriotism put around your neck," he said. "Now it is that fear that keeps journalists from asking the toughest of the tough questions."
The White House was to blame for its failure to provide adequate information about the war, Rather said. "There has never been an American war, small or large, in which access has been so limited as this one. "Limiting access, limiting information to cover the backsides of those who are in charge of the war, is extremely dangerous and cannot and should not be accepted. And I am sorry to say that, up to and including the moment of this interview, that overwhelmingly it has been accepted by the American people. And the current administration revels in that, they relish that, and they take refuge in that."
NOT IN OUR NAME - Readers of The New York Times woke up Thursday morning to find a full-page ad featuring a virtual Who's Who of artists, activists and academics protesting post-9/11 policies of President Bush. Under the headline: "Not in Our Name," more than 500 people put their own name forward to object to U.S. foreign and domestic policies "which pose grave dangers to the people of the world," and urged others to protest as well.
More than 4,000 signed this declaration for independents. (The complete list is available on www.nion.us.) Since the ad - which cost $38,000 - appeared, more than 1,500 have signed on.
"People have been longing for this," says Clark Kissinger, a spokesman for the group that created the statement. "Everybody has been waiting for someone to stand up and say the emperor has no clothes, and that's what you have here. It's a statement that basically repudiates the whole direction of things. This is not about terrorism or protecting the American people. It's about American empire-building."
Please, visit the site, sign the statement, view the list of signers which includes many famous people who are contributing to this movement. Donate (paid ads in the NY Times cost big bux. This is what we need to overcome the media manipulation!)
Download, print and distribute the statement to as many people as you can. Mail hardcopies of the satement to your representatives. It's time to flood them with paper since emails aren't even read, much less answered personally. Send copies to your state, county and city governments.
War Without End? Not In Our Name - October 6 - 7 - resistance around the country! Anybody in the Florida Area who is organizing a demonstration? Let us know! We will BE there!
We must all of us, together, dare to change the course of history.
UK Guardian - The American people are more opposed to their president's war plans than the rest of the world may be aware.
US artists damn 'war without limit' - A group of leading American writers, actors and academics have signed a statement strongly criticising their government's policies since September 11. It is an indication of a growing feeling that the administration is promoting its own agenda on the back of the attacks. They include the musicians Laurie Anderson and Mos Def, the actors Ossie Davis and Ed Asner, the writers Alice Walker, Russell Banks, Barbara Kingsolver and Grace Paley, and the playwrights Eve Ensler and Tony Kushner. Oliver Stone, Martin Luther King III, Gloria Steinem, Noam Chomsky, Edward Said and Rabbi Michael Lerner have added their names, making this the widest ranging group of opponents of government policy since September 11.
A paper about the genetic origins of Palestinians has found itself at the centre of a political storm. In a highly unusual move, the journal Human Immunology has deleted the paper from its September issue after receiving a wealth of complaints over what some saw as inappropriate political comments about the IsraeliPalestinian conflict. The paper examines genetic variability in the HLA complex ‹ a highly diverse complex of immune-system genes ‹ in a sample of Palestinians (A. Arnaiz-Villena et al. Hum. Immunol. 62, 889900; 2001). But controversially, it also includes a historical introduction calling Jews living in the Gaza strip "colonists" and describing some Palestinians as living in concentration camps. The paper's publication sparked a "cascade" of angry letters complaining that such comments had no place in a scientific journal, says the journal's editor-in-chief, Nicole Suciu-Foca of Columbia University in New York. See also: Our Comments
Russia today appeared unconvinced of the necessity for an attack on Iraq, after being presented with a copy of the prime minister's dossier of evidence on the threat posed by the country. - Foreign ministers from 19 Nato countries were handed a copy of Tony Blair's dossier during a two-day meeting in Poland.
Tony Blair's loyalty to a frighteningly unclear United States policy was causing him to lose too much domestic political support to ignore. - Mr Blair has acknowledged the intellectual and political need to make a more grown-up case [than George Bush has made]. - There was little of the boasting about regime change or pre-emptive action that so disfigures US debate about these issues - as Al Gore so rightly pointed out on Monday. It all added up to a welcome embrace of a more careful and internationalist approach. Comment: I think that we can safely say that Georgie Porgie has made a laughingstock of himself and his whole administration. And, by default, all those Americans who have supported him.
Interesting comment by Tony Blair in his speech about Saddam Hussein - "It is an 11-year history. There is one common consistent theme, however: the total determination of Saddam to maintain the programme; to risk war, international ostracism, sanctions, the isolation of the Iraqi economy, in order to keep it." He seems to be giving away the game and describing the Bush agenda/conspiracy to a "T." After all, it is Bush who is risking war, international ostracism, sanctions, and isolation in order to keep to the 9-11 agenda....
Blair goes on to say about Saddam: "People say: but why Saddam? Two things about Saddam stand out. He has used these weapons, thousands dying in chemical weapons attacks in Iraq itself. He used them in the Iran-Iraq war, started by him, in which one million people died. And his is a regime with no moderate elements to appeal to." I believe it has already been proven that it is a lie that Saddam used chemical weapons on Iraq itself. I also believe that it was not Saddam who started the Iran/Iraq war, but rather the United States. And it is certainly the United States "with no moderate elements to appeal to." Funny how psychopaths project onto their targets exactly what they are themselves, and what they intend to do. Which leads us, of course, to another of Blair's remarks which probably reflects what Bush and Blair are planning themselves: "his efforts will intensify, his confidence grow and at some point, in a future not too distant, the threat will turn into reality. The threat therefore is not imagined." Hmmmm.... are they planning to use chemical weapons on us more than the chemicals the MIC was dropping all over the US for the past 5 years or more as Chemtrails??? I guess if we don't let them have their way, they'll get mad and dump smallpox and influenza, and God knows what else all over us. Folks, forget the inoculations - just get your colloidal silver gadgets going and take lots of Vitamin C. You better stock up before it becomes illegal.
September 24, 2002 - The U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century was initiated over two years ago out of a conviction that the entire range of U.S. national security policies and processes required examination in light of new circumstances that lie ahead. - Comment: The MAMMOTH agenda from The US Comission on National Security. Its a virtual bible of The New World Order. Its all there. If you read: SEEKING A NATIONAL STRATEGY: A CONCERT FOR PRESERVING SECURITY AND PROMOTING FREEDOM at the bottom of the page you'll get the basic idea. Bush would be, and is probably proud -if he could understand it that is. Two many long words...
"The United States Commission on National Security/21st Century, also know as the Hart-Rudman Commission, was chartered to review in a comprehensive way U.S. national security requirements for the next century. It began in Phase I by describing the future security environment this nation should anticipate, and in Phase II it delineated a strategy to address that future—to cope with the challenges and seize the opportunities that will constantly confront this great nation. Phase III was focused on changes to the national security apparatus, its structures and process, with an aim toward redesigning it as necessary to succeed in the security environment that lies ahead."
Israeli Soldier killed boy in cold blood, say British volunteers. A 13-year-old Palestinian boy was deliberately shot dead by an Israeli soldier without any provocation, say two British human rights volunteers who witnessed the incident. - "An armoured personnel carrier came and stopped on the left of the street. A soldier popped up from inside. I saw him with his rifle and he aimed at some kids on the street. There was no stone-throwing or shooting going on at the time." "He had nothing in his hands and even if he'd had a stone he could not have thrown it effectively from that distance. As far as I'm concerned, these people are child-killers..."
An Israeli spokesman said that the army was trying to establish what happened: "The first assessment was that an army patrol saw a child lighting a firebomb which then set him on fire. But until we can have better information I cannot comment." Comment: LIAR.
The pro-Israel lobby intimidates journalists to ensure that most coverage remains biased in its favour. - Palestine is Still the Issue was aired on British television last week. Professor Ilan Pappé, the distinguished Israeli historian, wrote to Carlton Television that "the film is faultless in its historical description and poignant in its message". However, Michael Green, chairman of Carlton, abused the program in the Jewish Chronicle, calling the film "inaccurate", "historically incorrect" and "a tragedy for Israel". This was followed by an unprecedented rebuke of its chairman by Carlton's Factual Department, which stood by the film's accuracy.
What did the film portray?
The film told a basic truth that is routinely relegated, even suppressed - that a historic injustice has been done to the Palestinian people, and until Israel's illegal and brutal occupation ends, there will be no peace for anyone, Israelis included.
Most of the film allowed people to tell their eyewitness stories, both Palestinians and Israelis. What was unusual was that it disclosed in detail the daily humiliation and cultural denigration of the Palestinians, including a sequence showing excrement smeared by Israeli soldiers in a room of children's paintings. The film was accurate, restrained and fair; the longest interview was with an Israeli government spokesman. Every word and frame was subjected to a legal examination for accuracy and to ensure it complied with the fairness regulations in the Broadcasting Act.
John Pilger, the film's maker tells us: My film was pro-Palestinian in as much as it was pro-justice. Most of those interviewed were patriotic Israelis, including the war veteran father of a teenage girl killed in a suicide bombing. He and others put the lie to the standard Zionist cry that any criticism of Israel is anti-semitic, a claim that insults all those Jewish people who reject the likes of Ariel Sharon acting in their name.
So what does "balance" mean? A film approved by the Israel lobby? This lobby is currently orchestrating an email campaign against my film; curiously, many of the emails are coming from America, where it has not been shown.
At the heart of this is a failure to acknowledge the overwhelming imbalance in the British media in favour of the Israeli point of view. ITV deserves great credit for funding and broadcasting my film, which sought to redress a little of this. The BBC would have never dared to incur the wrath of one of the most influential lobbies in this country, as Tim Llewellyn, the BBC's Middle East correspondent for many years, says in a letter in today's Guardian. He accuses the BBC of "continuing to duck" its public service duty to explain "the true nature of the disaster [of the occupation] and Israel's overwhelming responsibility for it".
This general bias is verified by a remarkable study of the television coverage of the Middle East, conducted last May by the Glasgow University Media Group. The conclusions ought to shame broadcasters. The research shows that the public's lack of understanding of the conflicts and its origins is actually compounded by the "coverage". Viewers are rarely told that the Palestinians are victims of an illegal military occupation. The term "occupied territories" is rarely explained. Only 9% of young people interviewed know that the Israelis are both the occupiers and the illegal "settlers".
The selective use of language is striking, says the study. Words such as "murder", "atrocity" and "terrorism" are used almost exclusively in relation to Israeli deaths. The extent to which broadcasters assume the Israeli perspective, says Professor Greg Philo, "can be seen if the statements are reversed ... We did not find any [news] reports stating that 'The Palestinian attacks were in retaliation for the murder of those resisting the illegal Israeli occupation.'"
For years, journalists have complained about Zionist hate mail and the pressure of the "regular call from the Israeli embassy" to current affairs editors. This can take a subtle form: pressure is applied to correspondents in Jerusalem, who then shape their reports accordingly in the interests of what they tell themselves is "balance", but is, in effect, censorship by omission. The system gets the Israelis off their backs and "makes life bearable".
Comment: DO keep in mind that the entire basis of the existence of the Israeli state is because they claim that THEIR God gave it to them over 2000 years ago. For most of the past 2,000 years, there hasn't even been an "Israel." So, if they have the right to move to Palestine from everywhere else, and drive out people who have lived there for the past 2,000 years, then the Native Americans most definitely have the complete right to drive out "Americans" and the Welsh have the right to drive out the British, and the Natives of Mexico have the right to drive out the Spanish, on and on...
Stephen Pollard tells us that Pilger's film is a "massacre of the truth." He says: "The Yiddish word, chutzpah, is sometimes defined as the boy who kills his parents and then pleads for mercy on the grounds that he is an orphan." Unfortunately, he fails to realize that this precisely describes the entire Zionist Agenda. Those who have been reading such things as IBM and the Holocaust or The Transfer Agreement, have a sneaking suspicion that Zionism is designed to destroy the Jews completely and effectively. Zionists are the Jews worst enemies. Keep in mind that, from our perspective, the Zionists behind Zionism aren't even Jews. That's what makes the whole thing so insidious.
Have a look at Judaism's Strange Gods which "documents the thesis that Judaism is not the religion of the Old Testament, but the newly formalized belief system of the Pharisees, which arose in Babylon with the commitment of the formerly oral “tradition of the elders” to writing. Based on authoritative Judaic sources, Hoffman demonstrates that Judaism is a man-made religion of tradition and superstition, which represents the institutionalized nullification of Biblical law and doctrine. Liberating the reader from the accumulated shackles of decades of misinformation, this book shows that Judaism’s God is not the God of Israel, but the strange gods of Talmud and Kabbalah, and the racial self-worship they inculcate. Making a relentless case with massive documentation and a lapidary attention to detail, Judaism’s Strange Gods constitutes a shocking and original revelation about a subject we thought we knew only too well."
See also the series Who Wrote the Bible on this site.
In our own monograph, The Occult Significance of 9-11, we show how Judaism, Kaballah, etc, is merely an imposition of the Egyptian "Nine Neters" of the Inca-Indo-Egyptian flesh eating Fire God at the root of the Stargate Conspiracy and the alien controllers of our world. It was designed to "fence in" the Semitic peoples and prepare them for destruction in the very near future. George Bush is only carrying out the directives of this Nordic Consortium.
Israel kills nine in Gaza, brushes aside UN call to end Arafat siege. Six of the Palestinians killed when 80 armoured vehicles backed by helicopters stormed the eastern fringes of Gaza City were civilians. In New York, Israel's ally the United States abstained in the 14-0 vote for the European-drafted UN resolution condemning the destruction and siege of the veteran leader's West Bank compound. The resolution, welcomed by the Palestinians, pointed the finger at both sides in demanding "the complete cessation of all acts of violence, including all acts of terror, provocation, incitement and destruction." It was passed as Israeli troops launched one of their biggest incursions yet in the hunt for suspected militants in the Gaza Strip, drawing fresh Palestinian accusations of "war crimes" and predictions of a full-scale reoccupation. Israel dismissed what was seen as a rare rebuke by its US ally in only abstaining on the UN Security Council resolution calling for an end to the Ramallah siege imposed Thursday, rather than vetoing it. Comment: Well, why doesn't Bush demand a "Regime Change" in Israel? What is sauce for the goose is sauce for gander. After all, Israel has NUKES!!!
Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, in remarks published on Tuesday, accused Lebanon's Hizbollah guerrilla group of killing three Israeli soldiers captured nearly two years ago. There had been no progress in efforts to release them "and Hizbollah has killed the three Israeli prisoners without announcing it," Peres told Kuwait's al-Rai al-Aam daily.
In consideration of all that is going on at the present time, the reader might wish to obtain and read a copy of Gideon’s Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad - Once you have read this, you realize that the "friendship" between the US and Britain and Israel is unquestionably a FACADE. Britain and America HATE Israel and are tired of being controlled by Israel. A review of this book by Richard H. Curtiss, who was/is the executive editor of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, details the following most interesting points:
Comment: Realizing the true state of affairs behind the scenes, it again becomes clear that there is a big double cross going on. Bush and Blair are pretending to be friends of Israel and are "going along with the manipulations of Mossad, even the staging of the 9-11 event - which is CLASSIC MOSSAD! - all the while, they are planning on NUKING Israel during the prosecution of the War against Iraq. Maybe that explains why there is such a close friendship between Saudi Arabia and the Bush gang? From their perspective, this may be all that Washington is really aware of. But from the hyperdimensional perspective, all of these gangs have been manipulated into this game of global chess for one reason only: to destroy the Semites - Arabs AND Jews.
Gore challenges Bush - Al Gore warned Monday that President Bush's doctrine allowing for a "pre-emptive" strike against Iraq could create a global "reign of fear."
Protesters Converge on DC - This week's meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund are expected to lure thousands of protesters to the nation's capital, and police are preparing by closing streets and bringing in extra officers.
Bush threatens to VETO any bill that doesn't give him the power he wants.
Former New York Police Officer Charles Schwarz, who repeatedly proclaimed his innocence in the precinct bathroom torture of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima, has agreed to a prison term for perjury, abruptly ending a five-year legal battle on the eve of his fourth trial. Note: Scroll down to the link to the article about Bush and the Skull and Bones gang where Privileged Skull and Bones members mocked the assault on Abner Louima by crying out repeatedly, "Take that plunger out of my ass!"
The worst smallpox disaster occurred in the Philippines after a 10 year compulsory US program administered 25 million vaccinations to its population of 10 million resulting in 170,000 cases and more than 75,000 deaths from "smallpox", in a country having only scattered cases in rural villages prior to the onslaught of vaccines. - In the end, the public may have to make the final decision whether to be immunized, re-immunized, or to take their chances with the new world order we have created.
Research has now firmly linked many of today's cancers with tainted virus vaccinations given in the early 1950s. Could there be any more shocking and horrific revelations like this? We didn't think so - but we were wrong. - If you received a polio vaccination in the 50's, you may have gotten more than you know...
Blair: Iraq weapons threat growing - Yada, yada, yada. Same old, same old. Rant, foam, glassy eyed Organic Portal diatribe. A crack appears however: "Mr Blair was questioned consistently about regime change and he kept on answering, 'no, our focus is on disarmament'."(Blair) said regime change would be nice but that was not a specific objective of the policy as far as he is concerned. "And that creates a difference between him and (U.S. President) George Bush."
The new " dossier on Iraq" turns out to be just more of the same claims with no proof. This whole thing has been, from the beginning, little more than a "he said, she said" war of the pot calling the kettle black. It is juvenile and pathetic and we are ashamed to have a president who is so obviously an emotional infant and an intellectual cretin.
Iraq says: "Mr. Blair is acting as part of the Zionist (Israeli) campaign against Iraq and all his claims are baseless," Iraqi Culture Minister Hamed Yousif Hummadi was quoted by Reuters as saying. Well, we aren't crazy about Sodamn Insane either, but he's close in his assessment. It is, indeed, becoming more and more evident every day that something is sure driving Bush and Blair to incredible heights of absurdity and outright sillines. As Gore pointed out: "After Sept. 11, we had enormous sympathy, goodwill and support around the world. We've squandered that, and in one year we've replaced that with fear, anxiety and uncertainty, not at what the terrorists are going to do but at what we are going to do."
Meanwhile, up to 150 British MPs have signed a House of Commons motion opposing military action. Backbench MPs from the "Labour Against the War" pressure group said the dossier was a "flimsy" document containing little new evidence. The group's chairman, Alan Simpson MP, who has circulated colleagues with his own dossier making the case against war, told the Press Association: "I am relieved that we now have a document in front of us, rather than a series of rumours and speculation. "But as you go through it, it is hard to find anything new. It increasingly looks, under scrutiny, like a fight looking for a pretext. There is precious little in here that would make the case for a war."
Senior MP Tam Dalyell said: "I now understand very clearly why the Government wanted to produce this report at 8am on the morning of the debate, rather than subject it to the anvil of expert scrutiny by publishing it a week in advance. "It is so thin that it is obvious that they have used the device of publishing it at 8am precisely because it is such a weak document."
That's just the point. There IS nothing that justifies a war against Iraq. And this brings us back to face that most peculiar fact that, even with advisors, who one would suppose to have a couple of neurons firing, Bush and Blair just can't get it that they are destroying their own credibility every time they open their mouths. As the C's said:
US troops were preparing to leave for the west African nation of Ivory Coast to rescue American and European children trapped in a battle between the army and mutineers as a French contingent on the ground ruled out any immediate evacuation.
A powerful explosion rocked a Hindu temple in India where two militants are believed to be holed up after killing 23 people, an AFP correspondent at the site revealed.
Dangerous Storms Stalking: Tropical Storm Isidore, still battering the Yucatan Peninsula, is expected to return to hurricane status as it moves north and is likely to bring its strongest winds and heaviest rain to the United States' Gulf Coast by Thursday morning, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday. - At 5 a.m. EDT Tuesday, the center of Tropical Storm Lili was about 510 miles southeast of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. With sustained winds of 60 mph, Lili was moving west at 20 mph and was expected to emerge over the eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday. Gusts of winds from Lili of up to 75 mph battered parts of Barbados on Monday, knocking down trees and damaging homes. - Forecasters described Lili as growing more organized and predict the storm will turn into a hurricane in 36 hours or less. One prediction model puts Lili just south of Jamaica in 72 hours. Tropical Storm Kyle is described as being a threat only to shipping interests and other boats in the Atlantic.
Ex-NBA player in S Pacific ship mystery - Yeah, I know it's not a "sign of the times," but it sure is an interesting mystery for whodunnit buffs.
Pyramid rover finds another closed door - The discovery followed the September 17 revelation on live television of a chamber behind a similar stone door in an 8-inch square shaft in the pyramid Pharaoh Khufu built more than 4,000 years ago. - Hawass said the south shaft's first door and the door just discovered in the north shaft were each 211 feet from the large central chamber.
Scientists looked for a legendary group of asteroids that might circle the sun closer than Mercury. - The innermost region of the solar system has been the subject of considerable debate since the late 19th Century, when many astronomers concluded that perturbations in Mercury's orbit must be caused by a hidden planet, dubbed "Vulcan" after the Roman god of fire and metallurgy.
Bill Gates has lost $42 billion (£28 billion) in the past three years and $11 billion in the past 12 months alone sez of Forbes Magazine's annual list of the 400 richest Americans. The 46-year-old Microsoft mogul has been top every year since 1994 - when he overtook investment genius Warren Buffett - but the collapse of the technology boom has forced his fortune down to $43 billion. Mr Buffett is on his last $36 billion, though neither man cares for the publicity. - Dropouts this year include AOL Time Warner chairman Steve Case and cooking celebrity Martha Stewart, whose wealth has tumbled thanks to an unresolved insider trading scandal that tarnished her previously spotless reputation. - In a year of financial scandal, many of the most notorious corporate leaders such as WorldCom's Bernie Ebbers and Global Crossing's Gary Winnick make the cut despite the cloud over their reputations. - The source of the wealth is spread across industries, with 14pc from the media, 11pc from finance, 7pc from real estate and 7pc from oil and gas. Inherited money plays at least a part in 151 members of the rich list, including the Walton family, who occupy joint fourth place.
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