It is long past time when the entire BS phony Islamic terror network/threat story should have been exposed and ridiculed for what it is, yet here we are still waiting, still wondering just how momentous the porky pie needs to be to shock awake the sleeping masses and bring the whole scam crashing down. Even now, there is more than enough evidence for every sane, rational human being to easily conclude that the al-Qaeda threat is entirely bogus, yet the governments of Israel, America and Britain just keep on pushing the official line, keep on insisting that the fantastic fantasy of a global Muslim terror threat is real. Meanwhile, Joe-six pack stands there like a dummy, trying hard to make sense of it, half-believing, half-confused, half-wondering if there is some opt-out clause by which he can avoid being a part of any of it and slink back to 'normal life'. (In Joe six-pack, Bush-inspired fantasy land, three halves make a whole, in case your were wondering)
Anyway, today folks, you are in for a treat. Strap yourselves in, as I take you on a rip-roaring reality ride to the 'nexus of fantasy and reality', where Islamic terrorists are also MI5 agents, and good Israeli boys are in the pay of 'al-Qaeda'.
First of all, let's take a look at what provoked me to even begin to write these words. As usual, it was a story from the mainstream press that was, as they say, like a red rag to a bull:
Israel accuses West Bank Palestinians of al-Qaida linkOur suspicions are first aroused by the fact that the connecting of Palestinians to America's arch enemy and straw man, 'al-Qaeda', has long been a perverse yet unfulfilled wet dream of the Israeli government hardliners, simply because it would apply a veneer of 'legitimacy' (under the 'righteous' war on terror) to their decades-old massacring of innocent Palestinians. Any evidence presented by Israeli authorities pointing to such a connection therefore carries with it the distinct odor of cow excrement. But we need not depend solely on probable cause in making our case for this argument because, as we shall see, there is a wealth of publicly available evidence that agents of the state of Israel, along with their counterparts in British and American government agencies, have been manufacturing the 'reality' of Islamic terrorism and the organization known as 'al-Qaeda', for quite some time.
Israel linked West Bank Palestinians with the al-Qaida network for the first time today when a military court charged two youths with receiving funds from the jihad group to carry out a coordinated double bombing in Jerusalem.
The Palestinians, from the Balata refugee camp near Nablus, met with al-Qaida operatives in Jordan, arranged for secret email communication, opened a bank account and received 3,000 Jordanian dinars (3,470) from al-Qaida to carry out the Jerusalem attack, according to the indictment, released yesterday.
For starters, let's address the issue of the claimed al-Qaeda - Palestinian militants link. In December of 2002, the biggest Israeli daily newspaper, Haaretz, ran the following story:
Ibrahim, the Shin Bet wants you to join QaidaIt should be noted that the proof that Israel was behind the phony al-Qaeda recruitment drive was that the calls received by the unwitting Palestinians all came from Israel. Palestinian authorities also said that there had been 8 other such incidences in the previous 9 months. The conclusion then is that, Shin Bet, the Israeli equivelent of the FBI, was caught attempting to set up innocent Palestinians as members of 'al-Qaeda'. Now why would they want to do a thing like that? Why would Israeli intelligence want to recruit young Palestinians to carry out 'suicide bombings' in Israel? Doesn't that seem kind of strange? How is Israel meant to make peace with the Palestinians if the Israeli internal intelligence agency is actively recruiting Palestinians to carry out bombings in Israel? That would seem to preclude the chances of there ever being peace between Israelis and Palestinians. What does this mean for Israeli claims that they cannot find a partner for peace in the Palestinians? Does it mean that the Israeli government is being dishonest? Lying even? You're damn right it does.
By Danny Rubinstein
PA unveils Israeli intelligence scheme, denies Gaza links to bin Laden
Early last week, Rashi Abu Sba, head of the preventive security apparatus in Gaza, the equivalent of the Shin Bet, accused the Israeli security service of tricking young Palestinians into conducting missions in the name of Al-Qaida. Last Tuesday, a young man named Ibrahim was presented to reporters in Gaza. Ibrahim hid his face behind a mask, and told what happened to him.
He said that a year ago he sent in a personal, with his photo and phone number, to East Jerusalem's Posta, a cultural-entertainment weekly with a personals section. Three months later, the Gazan received a phone call from an older man, who introduced himself as a merchant named Ahmed, who told Ibrahim that his photo reminded him of his son. They spoke on the phone a number of times, with Ahmed asking Ibrahim about the situation - and if he was a devout Muslim.
During one of the conversations, Ahmed told Ibrahim that he wanted to help Gazans in economic distress and began sending money - cash in dollars and Jordanian dinars - through the Nablus branch of the Cairo-Amman bank. Ibrahim told Ahmed that he had never been arrested nor involved in any political organization. Then, in one of the conversations, Ahmed said he was working for Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaida organization, and Ibrahim was meant to be one of its organizers in northern Gaza since the group already had an infrastructure in the south. Ahmed gave Ibrahim a list of people, mostly Hamas activists, and was told to collect information about them and follow them so they could also be drafted for the Al-Qaida cause.
The two never met, but at a certain point during their telephone contact, Ibrahim became suspicious. He contacted a preventive security officer in Gaza and told him the whole story. The officer looked into the matter and told Ibrahim that Ahmed was an Israeli Shin Bet agent, and Ibrahim should immediately cut off any contacts with him.
Palestinian sources said last week that the case was not unusual, and they reported it, as well as similar cases, during a security meeting with top-level U.S. security officials.
Having established that the Israeli government is very probably involved in the creation of fake Islamic terrorism in Palestine and Israel and the murder of Israeli citizens, let's broaden our search to the other main members of the "coalition of those willing to start a Middle Eastern conflagration using 'Islamic terrorism' as justification" (as I like to call them). In March 2004, the U. K. Times ran the following story:
Al-Qaeda cleric exposed as an MI5 double agentWhat are the odds, eh? While Israeli Shin Bet are trying to recruit Palestinians as 'al-Qaeda terrorists', British MI5 are shielding real 'al-Qaeda' terrorists! It would appear then that the only difference between these two stories is the stage that each represents in the 'terrorist creation' operation. Shin Bet was caught at the very beginning of the process, while MI5 was exposed as it was handling a previously made specimen. Government panels that have been set up to investigate such matters have generally concluded that problem lies in the fact that the intelligence agencies that recruit informers from terrorist organizations can sometimes lose track of, or 'mishandle', them and, tragically, this often leads to the intelligence agencies being helpless to do anything but sit back and watch as their former informer carries out a terror attack. Of course, such a claim is nothing more than a trailer load of horse hockey and is the very same tactic used by the Bush government when they claimed that 'intelligence failure" was to blame for the success of the 9/11 attacks. In the case where a government agency was actually involved in planning and carrying out a terror attack itself, yet was also attempting to publicly frame a group of likely Islamic suspects for the attack (which involves close contact with those suspects), it is not hard to see how, when the attack is successfully carried out and revelations about government contact with the patsy attackers is revealed, the government would be forced to publicly cry incompetence over its inability to stop the attack. For sure this is a plausible explanation, but only in the absence of the information pointing to the government being involved in the attack itself. With that information, the whole dirty affair starts to make real sense.
By Daniel McGrory and Richard Ford
Allies say warnings were ignored
One of al-Qaeda's most dangerous figures has been revealed as a double agent working for MI5, raising criticism from European governments, which repeatedly called for his arrest.
Britain ignored warnings - which began before the September 11 attacks - from half a dozen friendly governments about Abu Qatada's links with terrorist groups and refused to arrest him.
Abu Qatada boasted to MI5 that he could prevent terrorist attacks and offered to expose dangerous extremists, while all along he was setting up a haven for his terror organisation in Britain.
Among the scores of young militants who came to visit him in London was the chief suspect in the Madrid train bombings. His followers also included people who wanted to be suicide bombers for al-Qaeda, such as Richard Reid, the shoe bomber.
A special tribunal that has investigated his operations in Britain described him as "a truly dangerous individual". A ruling by the Special Immigrations Appeals Commission revealed yesterday that there was evidence to show that Abu Qatada "has been concerned in the instigation of acts of international terrorism".
A security source in Madrid said yesterday: "Who knows how much violence and bloodshed could have been prevented if Britain had heeded the warnings about this man a long time ago."
Spain, France, Italy, Germany, the United States and Jordan all asked to question Abu Qatada about his links to al-Qaeda but were refused.
He pledged to MI5 that he would not "bite the hand that fed him".
He also promised to "report anyone damaging the interests of this country". Instead, he was recruiting for al-Qaeda training camps.
Instead, MI5 agents held three meetings with the cleric, who bragged of his influence among young Islamic militants and insisted that they were no risk to Britain's national security.
His continued liberty for years after international demands for his arrest was an embarrassment for Britain. When David Blunkett introduced his controversial Anti-terrorism Crime and Security Act, 2001, which allowed him to detain foreign suspects without trial, Abu Qatada claimed that the law "was enacted with him particularly in mind".
He disappeared from his family home in West London just before the law came into force.
Indignant French officials accused MI5 of helping the cleric to abscond. While he remained on the run, one intelligence chief in Paris was quoted as saying: "British intelligence is saying they have no idea where he is, but we know where he is and, if we know, I'm quite sure they do."
Almost a year later Abu Qatada was found hiding in a flat not far from Scotland Yard. (Scotland Yard is the HQ of the British Police Force)
In terms of the 'mishandling' of alleged terrorist double agents that leads to terror attacks actually being successfully carried out; another excuse put forward by the intelligence agencies is that they will sometimes allow a planned terror attack to go ahead in order to ensure their agent's cover is not blown and can continue to provide them with 'inside information'. In case it hasn't hit you yet, yes, this explanation is just about the most blatant and incomprehensible line of BS that you are likely to come across. The idea being expressed is that, allowing an attack to succeed can sometimes be acceptable if it ensures that your man on the inside remains safe and undetected. Many people buy this line without wondering what point there is in having a counter-terrorism agency that recruits terrorists and then facilitates them to carry out terror attacks that the agency is tasked with preventing in the first place. Clearly, this is just more hubris and confusing nonsense which seeks to throw sand in the eyes of the public who otherwise might soon stumble on the truth - that most Islamic terrorism is planned, financed and carried out by people indirectly employed by the governments of America, Israel and Britain.
Just to give you an idea of the scope of this phony terrorism, consider the following report from June 2004 about a nice Israeli boy who somehow got caught by the Philippine authorities planning an 'al-Qaeda terror attack'
In Baguio City: Israeli terror suspect falls; cops eye link to al-QaedaOf course, we should also include the now infamous story about one American citizen named Michael Meiring, who was apprehended when the bomb he was assembling blew up in his apartment in Manila, taking both his legs with it. From his hospital bed, and before he could be interrogated by Philippine authorities, Meiring was evacuated by the FBI back to the land of the free and home of the phony terrorist network.
Philippine National Police (PNP) operatives apprehended an Israeli suspected to be a member of the al-Qaeda terror network in in Baguio City on June 7.
Arrested was Mera Doutvsky.
Reports reaching the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City, disclosed that Mera was nabbed at about 2 p.m., by joint elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit and the Bureau of Immigration at the vicinity of the Department of Social Welfare Development in Baguio City.
Authorities also said that Doutvsky was also found to be an undocumented and overstaying alien.
Police said the information they received from the Bureau of Immigration revealed that Doutvsky is a suspected member of the al-Qaeda terrorist cell, an information still unconfirmed by other intelligence agencies.
Doutvsky was turned over to the office of Alipio Fernandez Jr., BI commissioner, in Manila for proper disposition.
To provide a broader and perhaps almost complete understanding of the origin of the epiphenomenon that is 'Islamic terrorism', we need to look at where it all started:
The CIA's "Operation Cyclone" - Stirring the Hornet's Nest of Islamic UnrestThe most important point here is that the seeds of what today is the 'global Islamic terrorist threat' were sown over 30 years ago in Afghanistan. At that time, the US government established for itself a personal fundamentalist Islamic army that was used to give the invading Russian army its very own Vietnam-style quagmire in Afghanistan. With the Russians defeated, all that was left was a rag tag bunch of ruthless money-grabbing hired guns with a fundie Islamic bent. Over the years this group was nurtured and put to good use by the CIA in creating 'ethnic strife' in the former Yugoslavia that allowed NATO (read the U.S. military) to intervene in the 1990's and accomplish the break up of a large part of Eastern Europe into easily politically-manipulatable chunks. The same group of highly-paid mercenaries have also been used by the U.S. to rankle the Russian bear in the ongoing conflict in Chechnya. It is a matter of public record that:
Oct 27 2002
[Zbigniew] Brzezinski not long ago revealed that on July 3, 1979, unknown to the American public and Congress, President Jimmy Carter secretly authorised $500million to create an international terrorist movement that would spread Islamic fundamentalism in Central Asia and "destabilise" the Soviet Union...
The CIA called this Operation Cyclone and in the following years poured $4billion into setting up Islamic training schools in Pakistan (Taliban means "student").
Young zealots were sent to the CIA's spy training camp in Virginia, where future members of al-Qaeda were taught "sabotage skills" - terrorism.
Others were recruited at an Islamic school in Brooklyn, New York, within sight of the fated Twin Towers.
In Pakistan, they were directed by British MI6 officers and trained by the SAS.
The result, quipped Brzezinski, was "a few stirred up Muslims" - meaning the Taliban.
The Wall Street Journal declared: "The Taliban are the players most capable of achieving peace. Moreover, they were crucial to secure the country as a prime trans-shipment route for the export of Central Asia's vast oil, gas and other natural resources."
No American newspaper dares suggest that the prisoners in Camp X-Ray are the product of this policy, nor that it was one of the factors that led to the attacks of September 11.
Nor do they ask: who were the real winners of September 11?
The day the Wall Street stockmarket opened after the destruction of the Twin Towers, the few companies showing increased value were the giant military contractors Alliant Tech Systems, Northrop Gruman, Raytheon (a contributor to New Labour) and Lockheed Martin.
As the US military's biggest supplier, Lockheed Martin's share value rose by a staggering 30 per cent.
Within six weeks of September 11, the company (with its main plant in Texas, George Bush's home state) had secured the biggest military order in history: a $200 billion contract to develop a new fighter aircraft. The greatest taboo of all, which Orwell would surely recognise, is the record of the United States as a terrorist state and haven for terrorists.
This truth is virtually unknown by the American public and makes a mockery of Bush's (and Blair's) statements about "tracking down terrorists wherever they are."
They don't have to look far.
Members of the Moroccan terror group Salafi Jihadi fought for the CIA in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Dagestan, Bosnia and KosovoAt this point you may be wondering about the 600 or so unfortunates currently residing at the pleasure of Donald Rumsfeld in the sunny resort of Guantanamo Bay Prison Camp, Cuba, not to mention the unknown number of people that have been 'rendered' to similar U.S. torture camps around the world. Who are these people? Why, if they are 'terrorists' as the US government would have us believe, have no charges been brought against them? To answer this question, we need to have first accepted the reality of state-sponsored terrorism, a reality that is clearly visible in the evidence that I have presented so far. Once we have accepted this we can understand that, in order to perpetuate the illusion of a global Islamic terror threat, Mossad, MI5 and the CIA must actively recruit likely suspects to act as the fall guys for terror attacks and provide 'proof' that the illusion is real. They are also extremely interested in 'extracting' from such people information on existing Islamic groups that can then be infiltrated, manipulated and used to further the goal of creating the appearance of a global Islamic terrorist threat. Have you ever wondered why, in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government was able to immediately identify and publish photos and information about the alleged 'Islamic terrorist' masterminds, yet, to date, they have been unable, or unwilling, to bring even one conviction? The reason is that if such people were to be brought to public trial, they would expose the truth of everything that I have said above. The purpose of Guantanamo bay and the many other secret CIA camps around the world is, in a word, "recruits". But not recruits for the war on terror but recruits for the Israeli, American and British-led war ofterror.
USS Cole Bomber Jamal al-Badawi fought for the CIA in Bosnia (see here for more on the Cole Bombing)
Zacarias Moussaoui (currently on trial in the U.S.) fought for the CIA in Chechnya
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (alleged 9/11 mastermind) fought for the CIA in Afghanistan
Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman fought for the CIA in Afghanistan
Ayman al Zawahiri (alleged bespeckled side-kick of Osama bin Laden) fought for the CIA in Bosnia
His brother Ayman al-Zawahiri fought for the CIA in Kosovo
Abdullah Azzam, "one of the ideological founders of Hamas" fought for the CIA in Afghanistan
The fact is folks, this stuff is happening every day of our lives, and right under our noses. Stories that confirm everything I am saying here are popping up all over the place. Take yesterday's report about a twin bomb blasts that ripped through two budget hotels overnight in La Paz, Bolivia, killing two people. Bolivian authorities said yesterday that they were questioning two foreigners arrested after the explosions, one of them an American citizen.
President Evo Morales said the bombings seemed politically motivated and decried that one of the suspects appeared to be from the United States.
"The United States claims to fight terrorism, yet Americans come to put bombs in our hotels," Morales said in speech in the eastern city of Santa Cruz.
Getting back to the original story, the Israeli government now seems determined to prove that Israel and/or the Palestinian territories will be the next 'al-qaeda' battleground, and it seems likely that this will involve a major attack on Israel, which, we can safely say, will be carried out by agents of the very same state of Israel. Such an attack would of course provide Israel with the justification to take whatever action it desires against whatever Arab population on which it chooses to lay the blame. Undoubtedly Hamas (created by Israel incidentally) and other Palestinian militant groups would be targetted, but as has always been the case with any Israeli army operations against Palestinian 'terrorists', the civilians of the occupied Palestine territories are 'collectively punished' (a war crime) and suffer most in the wholesale slaughter than ensues. Today, the Palestinian people are being treated in much the same way as the Nazis treated the Jews in the Warsaw ghettos. The Gaza strip and West Bank are virtual prisons with only very few Palestinian being allowed to leave for any reason.
According to a United Nations report presented to the Donors Conference last December, "37% of the estimated 3.7 million Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip had trouble getting food in 2004. Another 27% were at risk of running into such difficulties," Nearly half the "Palestinian population was poor, with poverty rate in the Gaza Strip reaching a staggering 65%," the report continued. "Up to 16% of Palestinians - 550,000 - were living on $1.5 a day, with the likelihood that the figure will rise to 35%."
What is Israel's response to this humanitarian crisis that they have deliberately created?
For the past two months, Israeli forces have essentially closed down the major border crossings into Gaza and are refusing to allow essential food and supplies to get through. The excuse that there is a "security threat" is laughable, especially since just a few weeks ago at an Israeli cabinet meeting, Israeli Prime Ministerial advisor Dov Weisglass said that Palestinians would be put on a diet but not starved to death. "It's like an appointment with a dietician. The Palestinians will get a lot thinner, but won't die," Weisglass was reported as saying, also reported was that the assembled Israeli politicians had a good laugh at this comment. It is not hard to image a group of Nazi party members 60 years ago sitting around a table and having a very similar conversation about the Jews.