Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
'The Democratic National Committee removed a blog post from its Web site which suggested Israel had a role in the September 11, 2001 attacks.' - DNC removes anti-Semitic post
'British imperialism is a robust instinct. Whether or not there is any purpose to it we seem driven to invade, occupy, destabilise, subvert and manipulate.' - Army chief predicts a 'generation of conflict'
"The book's survey of terrorism ... begins with the ancient Jewish sect known as the Zealots..." - Article:Review: 'The History of Terrorism: From Antiquity to Al:/c ...
"So although Indonesia can now pay its bills the World Bank claims investment in infrastructure is only three per cent of GDP. This is half the expenditure recorded before Soeharto stepped down. Indonesia has now slipped way behind its neighbors, with a large number of its citizens unable to get basic services. Apart from the water problem, one third of the population doesn’t have access to electricity and most secondary and suburban roads would be better classified as goat tracks... Spending on government administration, excluding teachers and health professionals, saps almost 12 per cent of the budget. Similar countries allocate half this percentage." - INDONESIA'S WATER WORRIES
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
"46,000 voters are registered in both New York and Florida. Did they commit a fraud willingly by voting twice in elections? ... In 2000... two supervisors of elections allowed members of the Republican Party to 'correct' absentee ballots. Or what about the 2006 election where 18,000 votes for the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives disappeared?" - GOP should be leading investigation of possible voter fraud
Ian Rushbrook, of Personal Assets trust, has about 60% of the portfolio in fixed interest and cash. He says the UK stock market is overvalued by about 25% and has to fall to about 4,500 before it starts to look cheap. He says: “We have a huge credit bubble. Debt has been piled on top of ever more debt." The Federal Reserve and the banking sector "have been colluding... to keep expanding the amount of loans... If the US banking system sustains actual losses of around $100 billion, as some estimates suggest... the failure of the two Bear Stearns hedge funds will be duplicated and markets will fall further." - The big question: buy or sell? - Times Online
The 'terrorism' is often linked to Christian gangsters, Moslem gangsters and the American trained military.
The surrender to the Indonesian police of Berty Loupatty, the leader of the Christian Coker gang, led to revelations about the alleged role of Kopassus, the army's special forces, in the terror in Indonesia. http://www.infid.be/kopassus_maluku.html
Berty Loupatty claims that most of the terror in Maluku has been stage-managed by the military.
Tempo Magazine gained access to police reports, revealing that Coker was involved in at least 13 incidents, 9 of which included members of Kopassus. [Tempo No. 46, 19 January 2003].
Christian Rahayaan, a lawyer for Coker, told the press:
'During questioning, members of the Coker gang said Kopassus soldiers gave them directives, weapons and bombs to carry out every attack (in 2002). It's clear that the unrest in Maluku is the work of provocateurs. They use the pretext to create the impression that without the military, Maluku won't be safe'. [AFP, 8 January 2003].
"According to police reports Coker was involved in the destruction of a public transport terminal on 27 August 2001, killing 2 persons and wounding 16. A month later the Christian militia group placed a bomb in a minibus, killing one person.
"On 12 November 2001, supported by a Kopassus member called Ridwan, Coker members planted a bomb in an electronics shop killing 3 persons.
"Just before Christmas Day 2001 they exploded a bomb on a ferry carrying hundreds of passengers, heading towards the Galala harbour in Ambon. The ferry sank, 4 people were killed and scores were wounded. The Kopassus member involved was known as Dio.
"Together with Kopassus troops, Coker launched attacks on the villages of Portho and Haria on 10 April and 8 May 2002, with the intention of provoking the villagers to fight each other.
"The most vicious combined operation of Coker and Kopassus was the attack on the village of Soya... 22 houses were destroyed by fire, as well as the historic church of Soya built during Portuguese times and 12 people were killed. The Soya bloodbath created new tensions between Muslim and Christian communities. It is now clear that the attack was not the work of Muslim warriors as was thought at the time but an attack by a Christian militia gang together with Kopassus units."
The rich elite sometimes use terror in order to hold onto their wealth and power. In Indonesia it is sometimes Christian gangsters, allied to members of the Christian elite, who carry out the violence.
Who are the Indonesian elite? Chinese-Indonesian entrepreneurs, many of them Christians, own two-thirds of the country's 300 biggest companies. Indonesia's generals, some of them Christian, are reported to be immensely wealthy. The Suharto family is reportedly allied to certain Chinese-Indonesian entrepreneurs and certain generals.
It now appears that Christian gangsters (and Moslem gangsters) and sections of the military have been behind much of the terror in the Spice islands/Maluku/Ambon and elsewhere. Christians have reportedly been responsible for attacking churches.
'In February 2000 a bloodbath occurred in Tobelo and Galela, in North Maluku. It is estimated that 1,500 Muslims were butchered within a short space of time, which was possibly the highest death toll in a religious conflict in the history ofIndonesia'.
George Aditjondro has written that the terror in parts of Indonesia 'has been triggered and fed by a number of provocateurs paid by the Suharto family and several cronies, according to monitoring by a sociologist and two human rights organizations, KONTRAS and Komnas HAM'
Komnas HAM discovered fake documents in Ambon (in the Maluku or Spice Islands) inciting the population to war (Sydney Morning Herald, 15 January 2000).
Alleged provocateurs from Maluku include Colonel Dicky Wattimena, former member of the Presidential Security Corps, and Yorris Raweyai, deputy chair of the Pancasila Youth, close to Bambang Trihatmodjo, the second son of former President Suharto(Jakarta Post, 18 January 2000; Sydney Morning Herlad, 19 January 2000).
Yorris Raweyai is reported to have been involved in trying to incite ethnic conflict in several parts of Indonesia.
In Ambon there are both Christian and Moslem gangs. These gangs have 'bosses' in Jakarta. The 'bosses' have tried to gain thesupport of Suharto's children.
The Christian gang is called Cowok Keristen (Christian Boys), shortened to Coker, and uses the Maranatha Protestant church as its headquarters. 'In Jakarta, they are connected to two Moluccan Christian youths, Milton Matuanakota and Ongky Pieters. This gang of Moluccan Christian youths dominate the shopping centre, parking area and gambling dens in West Jakarta.'
Communal clashes in Ketapang in Jakarta, November l998, involved Christian gangsters from Ambon. There were rumours that hundreds of Christian Ambonese security guards for a major gambling casino had destroyed a local mosque. The Ketapang clash led to a wave of church burnings . Indonesian human rights investigators found evidence that truckloads of youths, some of them paid, had been trucked in to take part in the violence. Of the thirteen killed, several were Ambonese. http://www.hrw.org/reports/1999/ambon/amron-02.htm
The Christian gangs are part of the Jakarta mafia, operating as security guards for illegal gambling dens, night clubs and brothels. From the start, the godfathers of the gangs were military officers. http://www.infid.be/kopassus_maluku.html
In Jakarta, rivals of the Milton and Ongky group include Ongen Sangaji, a Pancasila Youth activist and coordinator of a MoluccanMuslim university student organization. Many members of this group were recruited into the PAM Swakarsa (civilian security troops) used by General Wiranto to keep protesting students away from parliament in November l998.
Ongen reportedly has close ties to Suharto son Bambang Trihatmodjo. Milton is said tobe closer to Suharto daughter Siti Hardiyanti Rukmana (van Klinken, n.d.; HRW l999:8).
Thamrin Amal Tomagola, a professor at the University of Indonesia's Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, suspects that in Ambon the network of provocators can be traced back to people connected to former Armed Forces Commander General Wiranto (Sydney Morning Herald, 19 January 2000).
Allegedly the terror in Maluku may be being funded by the Suharto family and by two Suharto cronies with business interests in North Maluku, Eka Cipta Widjaja and PrajogoPangestu (Jakarta Post, 18 January 2000).
Allegedly Suharto and his generals may also have received funds from another entrepreneur with big business in Maluku, Tommy Winata, who is reportedly very close to Yorris Raweyai (Tempo, 31 May-6June 1999: 39-50).
Reportedly, Suharto's father was a minor immigration official and his mother a peasant. 'Their separation soon after his birth led to speculation that it was a marriage of convenience designed to hide Mr Suharto's real parentage'. There has been speculation that Suharto may have Chinese blood in him. Suharto's wife was born a Roman Catholic.
Monday, August 27, 2007
aangirfan: Martin McGuinness of MI6
aangirfan: Are the leaders of the IRA and Sinn Fein working for ...the UK security services
aangirfan: Christian evangelicals and the CIA
In 1946, aged 36, she set off on a holiday trip to Darjeeling and this was when she claims that Jesus spoke to her.
Reportedly, Jesus asked her to work in the slums, helping the poorest of the poor, the sick, the dying, beggars and street children.
Mother Teresa described her first day of her new work: "The old man lying on the street, not wanted, all alone just sick and dying; I gave him carborsone and water to drink and the old Man was so strangely grateful."
According to Time magazine, 23 August 2007, Mother Teresa had a crisis of faith. ( Mother Teresa's Crisis of Faith)
It would seem that more than one religious figure has had a crisis of faith.
Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?" (aangirfan: Jesus and humility)
Mohammed received revelations in a cave and had doubts about his link to the divine.
"Muhammad first experienced apprehension and doubt; at first, he suspected that he had been victim of some malicious jinns, or subjected to an illusion which might destroy him. Fearing he might be insane or possessed he returned home." - Muhammad
In 625, at the battle of Uhud, Mohammed's Muslim forces were defeated by the Meccans outside of Medina. At that point, some Moslems might have had a crisis of faith?
And yet, around the world there is always a strong belief that there is more to this world than the purely physical.
A Readers Digest Magazine survey of 1005 people discovered that 6 out of 10 people believe in psychic ability. A quarter claimed that they knew when a family member was ill before being told. Mediums? To find out more click here
Perhaps some followers of Judaeo-Christianity-Islam have been too fundamentalist in their beliefs and this has caused them to have occasional crises of faith?
The Taoists do not preach fundamentalism.
Taoism is about getting in tune with the mysterious Tao (God).
"When you are aware of the Tao and feel it, you can flow with it, and the right action appears for itself, spontaneously."
Henry C K Liu wrote in the Asia Times about Taoism. Where does evil come from? There can be no ‘good’ without ‘evil’. "Controlled quantities of the bad can be good. Excessive amounts of the good can be bad. Poison kills. But when handled properly, it can cure diseases. Without poison, there can be no medicine. To employ poison to attack poison is a Taoist principle, which is validated in modern medical the practice of vaccination, the use of antibiotics and chemotherapy treatments." - (aangirfan: Consider the lilies)
What about Mother Teresa? (Mother Teresa's Crisis of Faith)
Mother Teresa wrote some letters about her crisis. The letters show that for most of the last nearly half-century of her life (starting about the time she began her work among the poor in Calcutta) "she felt no presence of God whatsoever."
Mother Teresa mentions the "dryness," "darkness," "loneliness" and "torture" she experienced. She kept her faith and eventually managed to live with the 'darkness'.
St. John of the Cross (Spanish 16th century) invented the term the "dark night" of the soul to describe what can happen to religious figures.
St. Paul of the Cross (18th century) experienced 45 years of dark night of the soul.
Why did Mother Teresa seem to feel that her communication with God had gone wrong?
Time magazine quotes Dr. Richard Gottlieb, a teacher at the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute who has written about the church. Gottlieb wonders if the problem had something to do with Mother Teresa's success
Some psychologists believe that people of a certain type find it difficult to live with being successful and end up punishing themselves.
Gottlieb also suggests that starting her work with the poor "may have marked a turning point in her relationship with Jesus." The relationship with Jesus might have scared her.
The words of Mother Teresa
"There is a terrible hunger for love. We all experience that in our lives - the pain, the loneliness. We must have the courage to recognize it. The poor you may have right in your own family. Find them. Love them."
"I once picked up a woman from a garbage dump and she was burning with fever; she was in her last days and her only lament was: ‘My son did this to me.’ I begged her: You must forgive your son. In a moment of madness, when he was not himself, he did a thing he regrets. Be a mother to him, forgive him. It took me a long time to make her say: ‘I forgive my son.’ Just before she died in my arms, she was able to say that with a real forgiveness. She was not concerned that she was dying. The breaking of the heart was that her son did not want her. This is something you and I can understand."
"There is only one God and He is God to all; therefore it is important that everyone is seen as equal before God. I’ve always said we should help a Hindu become a better Hindu, a Muslim become a better Muslim, a Catholic become a better Catholic."
"When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed. You and I, we are the Church, no? We have to share with our people. Suffering today is because people are hoarding, not giving, not sharing."
Sunday, August 26, 2007
"A political analyst at the Unversity of Indonesia, Boni Hargens, said on 25th August in Depok that the motive for the murder, as evinced from the telephone conversation between Pollycarpus and Indra Setiawan, was to prevent President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s reputation from being tarnished by Munir and human rights organisations." - Munir Case
"There is evidence that 'the military encourage the radical religious violence largely responsible for creating Indonesia's terrorism problem'....35 telephone calls were reportedly made from Pollycarpus’ mobile phone to former BIN deputy chief Major General Muchdi Purwopranjono." - aangirfan: Terror and the military in Indonesia; Munir
US crimes in Diyala
University of Massachusetts Professor Calls For New 9/11 Investigation - http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/august2007/260807_b_investigation.htm
Craig Murray declares his support for independence.
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Saturday, August 25, 2007
Video: False Flag Operations
Robert Fisk, in The Independemt, 25 August 2007, writes the following about 9 11:
Robert Fisk: Even I question the 'truth' about 9/11
1. Where are the aircraft parts (engines, etc) from the attack on the Pentagon?
2. Why have the officials involved in the United 93 flight (which crashed in Pennsylvania) been muzzled?
3. Why did flight 93's debris spread over miles when it was supposed to have crashed in one piece in a field?
4. If it is true, for example, that kerosene burns at 820 C under optimum conditions, how come the steel beams of the twin towers – whose melting point is supposed to be about 1,480 C – would snap through at the same time? (They collapsed in 8.1 and 10 seconds.)
5. What about the third tower – the so-called World Trade Centre Building 7 (or the Salmon Brothers Building) – which collapsed in 6.6 seconds in its own footprint at 5.20pm on 11 September? Why did it so neatly fall to the ground when no aircraft had hit it?
6. The CIA's list of Arab suicide-hijackers... included three men who were – and still are – very much alive and living in the Middle East...
7. What about the weird letter allegedly written by Mohamed Atta, the Egyptian hijacker-murderer with the spooky face, whose "Islamic" advice to his gruesome comrades – released by the CIA – mystified every Muslim friend I know in the Middle East? Atta mentioned his family – which no Muslim, however ill-taught, would be likely to include in such a prayer. He reminds his comrades-in-murder to say the first Muslim prayer of the day and then goes on to quote from it. But no Muslim would need such a reminder – let alone expect the text of the "Fajr" prayer to be included in Atta's letter.
Some points that Robert Fisk did not mention:
1. The 'hijackers' apparently trained at US military bases. Five of the alleged 9/11 hijackers received training at secure US military bases. (MSNBC) "Terrorists in the September 11 attacks received training at secure US military bases, a Defense Department spokesman admitted in an interview Friday." Three days after the WTC disaster, Newsweek and the Washington Post reported that 3 of the hijackers had listed their address as the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.
2. David Ray Griffin and Michael Meacher are among a very large number of famous people who believe that the official version of 9 11 is wrong. According to David Ray Griffin, several witnesses saw two F-16s tailing Flight 93 minutes before it went down.
3. Daniel Hopsicker has referred to the fact that Atta learnt to fly at Venice Florida airfield which apparently has links to CIA operations and operatives.
4. Operation Northwoods . In 1962 the US military's 'Operation Northwoods' was a plan to commit terror acts in US cities, kill innocent people, hijack airplanes, and blame all this on Cuba. (ABC, Natl Security Archives) . 9 11 appears to copy Northwoods.
5. Odigo. On 9/11, employees at Israeli instant messaging company Odigo received text message warnings about attacks 2 hours prior. (Haaretz, Washington Post)
6. Larry Silverstein was absent from his office on the North Tower's 88th floor because of a 'doctors appointment' along with his two kids who were 'running late'. (NY Magazine, NY Observer)
7. Janitor William Rodriguez. In the WTC 1 basement he heard an explosion below him; then the plane crashed above him seconds later; then he saw a severely burnt man come out of a basement elevator. (CNN)
8. Pentagon. The Pentagon crash happened right in the middle of the only section being renovated to bolster it against an attack. This severely limited damage and loss of life. (USA Today, Army)
9. Afghanistan. In July 2001, the US was planning to invade Afghanistan by Oct 2001 (BBC, Guardian).
10. Osama. Osama bin Laden had ties to the CIA (MSNBC). In July 2001, Osama had medical treatment at the American Hospital in Dubai and was met by the local CIA chief (Le Figaro and French State Radio). On Sept 10, Osama had kidney dialysis at a Pakistani military hospital in which a "secret team" replaced regular urology staff. (CBS). On 9 11 2001 , 'Frank Carlucci of the Carlyle group was involved in a meeting with representatives of the bin Laden family'. The Bush and bin Laden families are old business partners (BBC Newsnight)
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Do young people need much more attention from sympathetic adults?
Frankie Vaughan CBE ( 1928-1999) was a British pop singer, born Frank Abelson to a Jewish family in Liverpool. Vaughan got on very well with boys and was deeply involved with the National Association of Boys' Clubs.
When there were big gang fights by kids in Easterhouse in Glasgow, during the 1960's, Vaughan came up to Glasgow and helped improve the situation.
He persuaded the youths to hand over their weapons. (Frankie Vaughan)
Do we need more people like Frankie Vaughan and Robert Baden-Powell to help run clubs for kids? (Baden-Powell and boy scouts)
While on a visit to Charterhouse, his old public school, Robert Baden-Powell stayed with an old friend, A. H. Tod, a bachelor teacher and housemaster. Tod had taken large numbers of nude photographs of his pupils as part of a photographic record of public school life. (Robert Baden-Powell's sexual orientation - Wikipedia, the free ...)
Many of the people who in the past had a good influence on young people, by running scouts, football clubs, girl guides, choirs, youth clubs and the like, could probably be described as being pedophile; in other words many of these youth leaders probably found young people capable of being sexually attractive. (Pedophilia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
A pedophile is not necessarily a child abuser. Not all pedophiles are dangerous and some may make valuable contributions to society.
"The idea that classical paedophilia is associated with exploitative behaviour, and even with violence or other harm to children, has no foundation in forensic and psychological research." (See New Statesman, 21st August 1992, Edward Barrie - summarizing work by M. C. Baurmann for Germany’s Justice Department; and Journal of Sex Research 34, 3, 237-255, 1997, ‘A meta-analytical review of findings from national samples on psychological correlates of child sexual abuse’, Bruce Rind [Department of Psychology, Temple University] and Philip Tromovitch [Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania].) I wish a distinction were more often made in the media between ...
Not all societies consider pedophiles to be abnormal.
"Classically considered perfectly normal in ancient Greece, India and south-east Asia and in modern Papua New Guinea, paedophiles have found themselves targeted in the West not just as ‘dirty old men’ who should face jail for entirely non-violent offences, but as depraved and ‘obsessive’ sex maniacs who stop at nothing, even in their seventies, to forcibly violate and murder children, and thus deserve castration at best." - Chris Brand (I wish a distinction were more often made in the media between ...)
95% exhibited arousal to the female adult images
88.7% exhibited arousal to the female child images.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Ron Paul 216 Mitt Romney 14 Duncan Hunter 10 Fred Thompson 9 Rudy Giuliani 7 Mike Huckabee 6 Sam Brownback 2 John McCain 2 Tom Tancredo 0
Monday, August 20, 2007
'The War on Democracy' is John Pilger's first major film for the cinema. Set in Latin America and the US, it explores the historic and current relationship of Washington with countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile.
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From an article for the Guardian:
"Thousands of poor Venezuelans are seeing a doctor for the first time in their lives, their children immunised and drinking clean water.
"On July 26 Chavez announced the construction of fifteen new hospitals; more than 60 public hospitals are currently being modernised and re-equipped. New universities have opened their doors to the poor, breaking the privilege of competitive institutions effectively controlled by a 'middle class' in a country where there is no middle.
"In Barrio La Linea, Beatrice Balazo told me her children were the first generation of the poor to attend a full day’s school and to be given a hot meal and to learn music, art and dansce. 'I have seen their confidence blossom like flowers,' she said...
"More than 25,000 communal councils have been set up in parallel to the old, corrupt local bureaucracies. Many are spectacles of raw grass-roots democracy. Spokespeople are elected, yet all decisions, ideas and spending have to be approved by a community assembly."
1. The fascist false-flag terrorism in Italy associated with Operation Gladio and the Strategy of Tension. (aangirfan: The Bologna Bomb 1980, Gladio, terrorism in Europe)
2. The Niger yellow cake forged documents.
" Ledeen, along with Wolfowitz, Feith and Perle, had been named by former Sec. Defense Caspar Weinberger as part of the 'X Committee,' which was under investigation for allegedly passing top secret intelligence to Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Photo of Cairo by Hartmut Inerle. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Kairo_city_1.jpg
"During this period, we have seen several interlocking phenomena: 1) interest rates that on the whole have been much higher than the previous period of the New Deal and its aftermath, lasting into the 1960s; 2) inflation that has eroded eighty percent of the value of the dollar; 3) replacement of our producing industrial economy with a service economy dominated by high finance; 4) almost continuous warfare with a clear objective of world domination whose purpose is to shore up the dollar as the world’s reserve currency; 5) ever-deepening public, private, and household debt; 6) the ever-widening gap between rich and poor, with increasing numbers of the poor, homeless, and hungry who are left out of the nation’s economic life; 7) a crisis in the nation’s crumbling infrastructure; and 8) the constant whipsawing of over 200 million ordinary people." - How Far Will the Crash Go and What Do we Do Now?
"The Egyptian ruling class, has done very well by the continued existence of Israel. Billions of dollars of American money now flows to Egypt, or rather to the Egyptian ruling class, that would not be flowing had Israel been wiped off the map. The Egyptians have every reason to see Marwan as some kind of hero, even if he seemed to betray the interests of his country... Conspiracy theorists often think conflict itself is the goal of the world’s ruling classes, rather than winning." - permanent link
"Al-Qaeda's... purported ideological founder was Sheikh Abdullah Azzam. Sheikh Abdullah Yusuf Azzam ran Maktab Khadamat al-Mujahidin al-Arab, the recruiting arm of the CIA-ISI operation against the Soviets in Afghanistan... Azzam’s connection to the Muslim Brotherhood is a significant factor, considering the Muslim organization was long ago penetrated and made to jump through hoops for the sake of MI6 and later the CIA... As is often the case with useful but ultimately disposable Muslim fanatics, Sheikh Abdullah Azzam was assassinated on November 24, 1989 and Osama bin Laden took his place. - Abdullah Azzam and the Omissions of Neocon Historians
"The American Establishment and the Chinese Establishment are on the same side: the new head of Chrysler is a guy from Home Depot who is an expert at doing business in China, and Chrysler’s Chinese manufacturing ally, Chery, is about to start making cars . . . in Iran)"- permanent link
Sick Britain: Shock doubling of knife crimes
Which of Alex Salmond's 3 Scottish options do you prefer? http://www.sundayherald.com/
More Devolution 10.6%
The status quo 12.2%
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Bush and his allies seem to be actually reinforcing Iran's regional influence... None of the sanctions have any teeth...
The net result of all this influence is the emergence of a significant regional power and a major threat to Israel. I submit that this is a deliberate strategy of the Bush administration...
There is no question that the Bush family has had a very long (secret) relationship with the Iranian Mullahs.
It was in October 1980 that George Bush senior flew secretly to Paris to meet with Iran's ruling Mullahs to finalize a deal for Iran's Mullahs to hold the US embassy hostages through the US presidential election period in November and thus humiliate Jimmy Carter and guarantee a landslide election victory for Ronald Reagan.
It is reported that among Bush's delegation that visited Paris that October weekend was no less than Democratic Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia (a one time self confessed Klu Klux Klan leader).This meeting, as we all know, led to the continuous supply of arms to Iran during the Iran-Iraq war and what was later labeled as the Iran-Contra affair during the Reagan Presidency...
One other consequence of Bush's meeting with the Mullah's was a formal accord between Iran's mullahs and the United States called the Algiers Accord which guaranteed Iran security from a US invasion which was ratified during Reagan's first term as President...
Two of Iran's greatest enemies have been eliminated for Iran essentially by direct U.S. military force, with significant covert assistance from Iran.
In Afghanistan, Iran's puppets (The Northern Alliance) came under direct US military command and led the invasion of Afghanistan using Iranian armaments, with hugely successful results. Many Northern Alliance leaders are now cabinet members in the Karzai government.
Similarly in Iraq, Iranian backed Shiite leaders have assumed complete power.
Iran's mullahs have done so much to support the U.S. it's unbelievable! It can be measured in real terms (dollars and cents).
For example they have given away almost half of the Caspian Sea to US and British oil companies to pillage and plunder.
Literally trillions of oil and gas wealth underneath the Sea in areas once claimed by Iran (before the 'Islamic Revolution') is now being extracted and piped out by Unocal, BP, Conoco, and others. (Note that Condoleeza Rice was a Director at Conoco).
Then there is the humorous use of Iran's clergy as local bogey men that has resulted in the Saudis and other Arab states (around the Persian Gulf) committing to $80 Billion in U.S. made arms this past year. We all know these arms are just going to sit and rot in the dessert! But the deal is done, and Iran made it happen!
On the one hand, US leaders have been accusing Iran of supplying IED's to Iraq's insurgents (while at the same time not being able to account for major shortfalls in US military inventories, like 190,000 machine guns); and then on the other hand Iran has had record business deals with Iraq providing basic supplies to Iraq to help stabilize the country such as Electricity to several major cities, kerosene in the winter, air conditioners, tires, sugar. It's rhetoric on one side and then real actions on the other!
It is my belief that many in the United States have realized that Carter's (Camp David) deals between Israel and Egypt resulted in the neutralization of Israel's biggest threat: Egypt.
Israel left the negotiating table, knowing they would be better off, because they would then be able to do whatever they wanted, without any body stopping them.
They have systematically absorbed more and more of the West bank at will without any motivation to negotiate a final conclusive peace with everyone. They continue to hammer the Palestinians at will, unimpeded.
Israel has been secured, but, the United States continues to pay a very heavy price for its unwavering support for Israel.
Jewish influence in American politics has essentially meant that any politician or entity that that even suggests a reevaluation of American strategic interests with respect to Israel “ is immediately shot down and banished. America has become absolutely impotent in dealing with Israel.
In fact the US's formal foreign policy was being set not in Washington but in Tel Aviv. Whatever Israel wants, Israel gets.
Many patriotic leaders in this country realize this, and it seems are finally doing something about it.
Meanwhile, Iran has steadfastly supported Israel's foes. It has provided significant support for Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Palestinian territories. Iran also has a strategic alliance with Syria. When no one in the world would assist the Palestinians last year (remember US, Europe and Israel cut off their assistance), Iran coughed up $80 Million dollars in emergency aid to help meet Palestinian payrolls and obligations.
As Iran's hand is strengthened, Israel's hand becomes weakened.
And as there is increasing public political pressure for the US to pull out of Iraq a new vacuum will emerge which will result in Iran walking into Iraq with open arms, into a country already angry at the United States (and Israel) for 5 years of continuous bloodshed and instability.
Nothing has in fact improved in Iraq.
Suddenly Israel will have a major force on its doorstep, an alliance of Iran, Iraq, Syria Hezbollah and Hamas, and this new threat might just create enough pressure on Israel to finally negotiate a final settlement with its foes.
Maybe then, the Israelis will take their hold off of the United States!
It's a brilliant strategy, because all along, American politicians can appear to be acting on a pro-Israeli basis.
Big bad wolf, Iran, has done this, and done that, and, we (America) invaded Iraq to stop Saddam Hussein from financing Palestinian suicide bombers, and, we (America) eliminated another Israeli enemy, and, we (America) stand firm and resolute in the face of Islamic Terrorism...
Meanwhile, Iran's hand has been secretly strengthened!
The Bushes have played an excellent hand undermining Israel through their long-time, good and loyal friends Iran's Mullahs, while appearing to be steadfastly supporting Israel.
Yesterday, there was the largest (and bloodiest) series of car bombs to date in Iraq, in a tiny village in Western Iraq where, a Yazidi tribe live, that US troops had recently abandoned. Why would something like this happen in such a remote village?
The answer: 80,000 Yazidis near the Syrian border are pro-Israeli and will get in the way of an Iran-Iraqi-Syrian alliance against Israel.
Connect the dots and the answer is sitting right there in front of you.