"I beheld the wretch - the miserable monster whom I had created."
Mary Shelley
Towards the middle and end of the page are images of the Iraq war that will be deeply disturbing to the emotions and for some may make physically sick
In fact, it may already be too late to prevent Iraq from exploding.
Iraq's new government is stuck in a fatal Catch-22: To have any credibility among Iraqis it must break with the U.S. and oppose the occupation, but it couldn't last a week without the protection of American troops.
"Unfortunately, millions of Americans are unable to accept the fact their government is engaged in massive war crimes in Iraq. It does not matter what evidence is presented?"
http://www.counterpunch.org/
March 7, 2005 By JOHN CHUCKMAN
Many outside the United States comfort themselves with the belief that it really isn't the same people making nightmarish decisions, for America.
Just as George Orwell's Oceania, has several distinct citizenship levels, each with differing rights and privileges, it is the group that George Bush comes from:
— arrogant, unthinking, virtually-get-away-with-murder snots —
that dreams up these horrors and sees that they are generously funded by ordinary, hardworking Americans who must pay their taxes.
A new US soldier arriving in Iraq reading a poster saying:

SMILE, YOU'RE IN IRAQ

Image: www.aljazeerah.info/Mustafa Rahmeh, Alittihad, 3/9/05)
A new US soldier arriving in Iraq reading a poster saying:
SMILE, YOU'RE IN IRAQ
One of the most effective ways I found was to follow the bulldozers and construction machinery.
Karradah neighborhood
Baghdad, Iraq
I was in Iraq to research the so-called reconstruction.
And what struck me most was the absence of reconstruction machinery, of cranes and bulldozers, in downtown Baghdad.
I expected to see reconstruction all over the place.
I saw bulldozers in military bases.
I saw bulldozers in the Green Zone, where a huge amount of construction was going on, building up Bechtel’s headquarters and getting the new U.S. embassy ready.
There was also a ton of construction going on at all of the U.S. military bases.
But, on the streets of Baghdad, the former ministry buildings are absolutely untouched.
They hadn’t even cleared away the rubble, let alone started the reconstruction process.
The one crane I saw in the streets of Baghdad was hoisting an advertising billboard.
One of the surreal things about Baghdad is that the old city lies in ruins, yet there are these shiny new billboards advertising the glories of the global economy.
— John Chuckman
The Creature walks among us
It became obvious what happened as the trigger-happy soldiers stood around the car containing wounded and dying occupants and wouldn't permit any access or help for several minutes.
From such events come the not-to-be-sneered-at stories of Americans targeting journalists they don't like (Ms Sgrena being quite critical of Americans in Iraq).
The scene must have resembled the chilling one in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket" where a group of American soldiers stands, with a wounded and dying Vietnamese woman at their feet, chatting and unblinkingly watching her die.
The only thing special about this horrible event in Baghdad was that the victims were prominent Westerners.
Events just like it happen all the time to poor Iraqis, whole families being shot up sometimes by American soldiers, to say nothing of the countless cases of brutality and torture inflicted on men unfortunate enough to imprisoned at the mercy of Appalachian Throwbacks in uniform.
The New York Times, in its subtle propaganda campaign supporting Bush, insists on referring to the troops in Iraq as "GIs," a term filled with sentimental suggestions from World War Two.
GIs were recruited, civilian soldiers, fighting the horrors of fascism.
America's legionaries in Iraq are professional soldiers, and certainly the world's most pampered, best paid and equipped.
They are not fighting fascism either, or anything remotely like it.
They are there, just as they were in a decade-long massacre in Vietnam, to enforce the will of a distant imperial power.
There are Americans, and the President chief among them, who will say, "Aw shucks, these things happen in war!"
True enough, but then Iraq isn't a war, it's the aftermath of a calculated invasion.
The troops shooting up civilians day after day are there for no high purpose.
Likely Bush would offer the same dismissive reaction concerning recent evidence of America's brave boys having used napalm and poison gas in the Fallujah.
In for a penny, in for pound: hell, after an illegal invasion, what's so bad about using banned weapons?
If you want just the tiniest insight into the minds of the bleak figures in lab coats running the horror-filled laboratories of Washington, you have only to look at Bush's reaction to Canada's decision not to participate in a costly missile-defense system which has failed every test.
Before Canada's decision was made, during Bush's trip to Canada and against all accepted diplomatic protocol, he publicly brought up the topic of missile defense, a controversial subject in Canada, where it is seen not so much as an effort at legitimate defense as one to weaponize space.
In private, on the same brief trip, he belligerently insisted on his way.
We know this because someone with access leaked to the press a transcript of Bush's embarrassing, rather threatening words.
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Thursday 5th May 2005
In the face of a full-scale civil war in Iraq, says a source close to the U.S. military, Bush intends to go it alone.
"Our policy is to make Iraq a colony," he says.   "We won’t let go."
Amil neighborhood —
Baghdad, Iraq
According to U.S. officials, the resistance attacks are being aided by an extensive network of informers.
Insurgents, apparently making use of engineers and former insiders, have been able to hit oil installations and power plants expertly, foiling U.S. efforts to sustain Iraqi oil exports and to provide electricity and water to Iraqi cities.
"They have tentacles that reach all through the new government and the new military," Lt. Gen. Walter Buchanan, who commands U.S. air forces in the Persian Gulf, admitted recently.
The new government is not only powerless to stop the attacks by insurgents, it is dominated by the same clique of warlords and exiles who lobbied the Pentagon to go to war in the first place, many of whom have close ties to the warring camps that control vast parts of the country.
"In the Arab world, Iraq is seen as a zone of chaos in a pre-civil-war situation, held together only by the U.S. occupation," says Chas Freeman, who served as U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia under Bush’s father.
A brief survey of the three major forces in Iraq — Shiites in the south, Sunnis in the center and Kurds in the north — makes clear the sharp divisions that threaten to blow the country apart:
The Shiites: The Bush administration’s plan for reconstruction envisioned the Shiites — the majority population long oppressed by Saddam Hussein — as the chief power in a democratic Iraq.
The United Iraqi Alliance, a Shiite party backed by Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, won a majority in the new national assembly.
But a militant bloc of fundamentalist Shiites has been using its newfound strength — and its street thugs — to forcibly impose Islamic law throughout the southern half of Iraq.
Private security helicopter paid very well by US taxpayer —
Baghdad, Iraq
Militias loyal to rival Shiite factions are blowing up liquor stores and movie theaters, forcing women to wear ultraconservative Islamic dress and assassinating secular officials and other opponents.
...The Mahdi, which battled U.S. forces during two major uprisings last year, is fiercely loyal to the charismatic and fanatical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, the scion of a leading fundamentalist Shiite family.
Al-Sadr’s militia, hammered in last year’s clashes, is quickly rebuilding with new recruits armed with machine guns, rocket launchers and rocket-propelled grenades.
It now controls a big chunk of Basra, Iraq’s only port and second-largest city, along with Kut, Amarah, Nasariyah and the huge eastern district of Baghdad known as Sadr City.
In April, al-Sadr organized a rally of 300,000 people to demand that U.S. troops leave Iraq.
The Mahdi Army’s main rival for power among the Shiites is the Badr Brigade, which has an estimated 20,000 men under arms.
Badr is run by the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, which was founded by Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran and trained by his Revolutionary Guards.
SCIRI’s leaders still have close ties to Iran, even though many of its officials have been elected to the new Iraqi parliament.
The hard-line group is powerful in Iraq’s two holy cities, Najaf and Karbala, and controls another chunk of Basra.
Other Shiite forces include the Dawa Islamic Party, whose chieftain, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, is Iraq’s new prime minister. Dawa was an underground terrorist organization in Iraq from the 1960s through the 1980s, and militants linked to the group attacked the U.S. and French embassies in Kuwait in 1983.
While the State Department says it has no evidence to connect al-Jaafari himself to any terrorist acts, those who study the group suspect that Dawa also gets support from Iran.
"They’ve been spreading money to everyone," says Juan Cole, an expert on Shiism at the University of Michigan.
The Sunnis: In central Iraq, millions of formerly dominant Sunnis opted out of the elections for the new government, which they see as being almost entirely in the hands of southern Shiites and northern Kurds.
There are now several dozen Sunni organizations fighting the U.S. occupation, broadly divided into two camps: mainstream, secular Arab nationalists who served as military officers and Baath Party leaders under Saddam, and Islamist fundamentalists, including extremists associated with Abu Musab Zarqawi.
Most of the attacks on American forces — the roadside IEDs, mortar strikes and full-scale assaults — have been conducted by the mainstream resistance, who are intent on driving out the U.S.
They have brought down helicopters, destroyed at least eighty of the Abrams tanks that are the mainstay of the U.S. occupation, and mounted large-scale actions involving scores of fighters, such as the April attacks on the Abu Ghraib prison and at Al Qaim near the Syrian border.
In one recent incident, car bombs exploded simultaneously in front of and behind a U.S. convoy, which then came under intense fire from automatic weapons wielded by snipers inside abandoned buildings along the route.
To make matters worse, the Kurds have set their sights on Kirkuk, a multi-ethnic city that sits atop Iraq’s vast northern oil fields.
Even though the city lies outside of Kurdistan, Talabani calls it "the Jerusalem of Kurdistan," and Barzani says, "We are ready to fight and to sacrifice our souls to preserve its identity."
US destroyed Fallujah
The Kurds are already engaging in some brutal expulsions of Arabs from the city.
"They’re doing their own ethnic cleansing, and it’s dirty stuff," says Judith Yaphe, a former CIA analyst on Iraq.
A full-scale Kurdish takeover, however, would be resisted by Arabs and Turks in Kirkuk.
...Even Fallujah, a city of 300,000 that was virtually obliterated in a U.S. blitz last fall, is quietly re-emerging as a center of resistance.
Fallujah’s mayor, in the circumspect language of one U.S. official, is "doing some things not positive in nature."
Meanwhile, the city of Mosul has become the newest hotbed of the insurgency.
Last fall, during an attack by insurgents there, thousands of Iraqi police melted away at the first sign of violence.
"I went from 2,000 police to 50," a U.S. commander on the scene told reporters.
 
US forces 'used chemical weapons' during assault on city of Fallujah
By Peter Popham
Published: 08 November 2005
Powerful new evidence emerged yesterday that the United States dropped massive quantities of white phosphorus on the Iraqi city of Fallujah during the attack on the city in November 2004, killing insurgents and civilians with the appalling burns that are the signature of this weapon.
Ever since the assault, which went unreported by any Western journalists, rumours have swirled that the Americans used chemical weapons on the city.
On 10 November last year, the Islam Online website wrote: "US troops are reportedly using chemical weapons and poisonous gas in its large-scale offensive on the Iraqi resistance bastion of Fallujah, a grim reminder of Saddam Hussein's alleged gassing of the Kurds in 1988."
The website quoted insurgent sources as saying: "The US occupation troops are gassing resistance fighters and confronting them with internationally banned chemical weapons."
In December the US government formally denied the reports, describing them as "widespread myths".
"Some news accounts have claimed that US forces have used 'outlawed' phosphorus shells in Fallujah," the USinfo website said.
"Phosphorus shells are not outlawed. US forces have used them very sparingly in Fallujah, for illumination purposes.
"They were fired into the air to illuminate enemy positions at night, not at enemy fighters."
But now new information has surfaced, including hideous photographs and videos and interviews with American soldiers who took part in the Fallujah attack, which provides graphic proof that phosphorus shells were widely deployed in the city as a weapon.
In a documentary to be broadcast by RAI, the Italian state broadcaster, this morning, a former American soldier who fought at Fallujah says: "I heard the order to pay attention because they were going to use white phosphorus on Fallujah. In military jargon it's known as Willy Pete.
"Phosphorus burns bodies, in fact it melts the flesh all the way down to the bone ... I saw the burned bodies of women and children. Phosphorus explodes and forms a cloud. Anyone within a radius of 150 metres is done for."
Photographs on the website of RaiTG24, the broadcaster's 24-hours news channel, www.rainews24.it, show exactly what the former soldier means. Provided by the Studies Centre of Human Rights in Fallujah, dozens of high-quality, colour close-ups show bodies of Fallujah residents, some still in their beds, whose clothes remain largely intact but whose skin has been dissolved or caramelised or turned the consistency of leather by the shells.
A biologist in Fallujah, Mohamad Tareq, interviewed for the film, says: "A rain of fire fell on the city, the people struck by this multi-coloured substance started to burn, we found people dead with strange wounds, the bodies burned but the clothes intact."
The documentary, entitled Fallujah: the Hidden Massacre, also provides what it claims is clinching evidence that incendiary bombs known as Mark 77, a new, improved form of napalm, was used in the attack on Fallujah, in breach of the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons of 1980, which only allows its use against military targets.
Meanwhile, five US soldiers from the elite 75th Ranger Regiment have been charged with kicking and punching detainees in Iraq.
The news came as a suicide car bomber killed four American soldiers at a checkpoint south of Baghdad yesterday.
US lied to Britain over use of napalm in Iraq war
By Colin Brown, Deputy Political Editor
17 June 2005
American officials lied to British ministers over the use of "internationally reviled" napalm-type firebombs in Iraq.
Yesterday's disclosure led to calls by MPs for a full statement to the Commons and opened ministers to allegations that they held back the facts until after the general election.
Despite persistent rumours of injuries among Iraqis consistent with the use of incendiary weapons such as napalm, Adam Ingram, the Defence minister, assured Labour MPs in January that US forces had not used a new generation of incendiary weapons, codenamed MK77, in Iraq.
But Mr Ingram admitted to the Labour MP Harry Cohen in a private letter obtained by The Independent that he had inadvertently misled Parliament because he had been misinformed by the US.
"The US confirmed to my officials that they had not used MK77s in Iraq at any time and this was the basis of my response to you," he told Mr Cohen.
"I regret to say that I have since discovered that this is not the case and must now correct the position."
Mr Ingram said 30 MK77 firebombs were used by the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in the invasion of Iraq between 31 March and 2 April 2003.
They were used against military targets "away from civilian targets", he said.
This avoids breaching the 1980 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), which permits their use only against military targets.
Britain, which has no stockpiles of the weapons, ratified the convention, but the US did not.
The confirmation that US officials misled British ministers led to new questions last night about the value of the latest assurances by the US.
Mr Cohen said there were rumours that the firebombs were used in the US assault on the insurgent stronghold in Fallujah last year, claims denied by the US.
He is tabling more questions seeking assurances that the weapons were not used against civilians.
Mr Ingram did not explain why the US officials had misled him, but the US and British governments were accused of a cover-up.
The Iraq Analysis Group, which campaigned against the war, said the US authorities only admitted the use of the weapons after the evidence from reporters had become irrefutable.
Mike Lewis, a spokesman for the group, said:
"The US has used internationally reviled weapons that the UK refuses to use, and has then apparently lied to UK officials, showing how little weight the UK carries in influencing American policy."
He added:
"Evidence that Mr Ingram had given false information to Parliament was publicly available months ago.
He has waited until after the election to admit to it — a clear sign of the Government's embarrassment that they are doing nothing to restrain their own coalition partner in Iraq."
The US State Department website admitted in the run-up to the election that US forces had used MK77s in Iraq.
Protests were made by MPs, but it was only this week that Mr Ingram confirmed the reports were true.
Mike Moore, the Liberal Democrat defence spokes-man, said:
"It is very serious that this type of weapon was used in Iraq, but this shows the US has not been completely open with the UK.
We are supposed to have a special relationship.
It has also taken two months for the minister to clear this up.
This is welcome candour, but it will raise fresh questions about how open the Government wished to be... before the election."
The MK77 bombs, an evolution of the napalm used in Vietnam and Korea, carry kerosene-based jet fuel and polystyrene so that, like napalm, the gel sticks to structures and to its victims.
The bombs lack stabilising fins, making them far from precise.
©2005 Independent Digital (UK) Ltd.  All rights reserved
 
"In a letter my mother sent to me over a month ago regarding Ted, it mentioned that he was frustrated with all the distrust, lying and killing by the contractors and also by the Iraqi police amongst each other and in police cases where they were supposed to be protecting people.
He felt it was unsolvable.
He had asked for prayers, saying they were 'really needed now.'
The letter mentions that he was fed up with the Army and was getting out.
I read this and then put more facts together …one bullet, non-combat, closed casket, no info from military to the public and it seems like the worst may have happened."
www.newscientist.com — March 2, 2005
US military is funding development of a weapon that delivers a bout of excruciating pain from up to 2 kilometres away. Intended for use against rioters, it is meant to leave victims unharmed.
But pain researchers are furious that work aimed at controlling pain has been used to develop a weapon.
And they fear that the technology will be used for torture.
"I am deeply concerned about the ethical aspects of this research," says Andrew Rice, a consultant in pain medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, UK.
"Even if the use of temporary severe pain can be justified as a restraining measure, which I do not believe it can, the long-term physical and psychological effects are unknown."
The research came to light in documents unearthed by the Sunshine Project, an organisation based in Texas and in Hamburg, Germany, that exposes biological weapons research.
The papers were released under the US's Freedom of Information Act.
One document, a research contract between the Office of Naval Research and the University of Florida in Gainesville, US, is entitled "Sensory consequences of electromagnetic pulses emitted by laser induced plasmas".
It concerns so-called Pulsed Energy Projectiles (PEPs), which fire a laser pulse that generates a burst of expanding plasma when it hits something solid, like a person (New Scientist print edition, 12 October 2002).
The weapon, destined for use in 2007, could literally knock rioters off their feet.
Pain trigger
According to a 2003 review of non-lethal weapons by the US Naval Studies Board, which advises the navy and marine corps, PEPs produced "pain and temporary paralysis" in tests on animals.
This appears to be the result of an electromagnetic pulse produced by the expanding plasma which triggers impulses in nerve cells.
The new study, which runs until July and will be carried out with researchers at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, aims to optimise this effect.
The idea is to work out how to generate a pulse which triggers pain neurons without damaging tissue.
The contract, heavily censored before release, asks researchers to look for "optimal pulse parameters to evoke peak nociceptor activation" — in other words, cause the maximum pain possible.
Studies on cells grown in the lab will identify how much pain can be inflicted on someone before causing injury or death.
Long-term risk
New Scientist contacted two researchers working on the project.
Martin Richardson, a laser expert at the University of Central Florida, US, refused to comment.
Brian Cooper, an expert in dental pain at the University of Florida, distanced himself from the work, saying "I don't have anything interesting to convey. I was just providing some background for the group."
His name appears on a public list of the university's research projects next to the $500,000-plus grant.
John Wood of University College London, UK, an expert in how the brain perceives pain, says the researchers involved in the project should face censure.
"It could be used for torture," he says, "the [researchers] must be aware of this."
Amanda Williams, a clinical psychologist at University College London, fears that victims risk long-term harm.
"Persistent pain can result from a range of supposedly non-destructive stimuli which nevertheless change the functioning of the nervous system," she says.
She is concerned that studies of cultured cells will fall short of demonstrating a safe level for a plasma burst.
"They cannot tell us about the pain and psychological consequences of such a painful experience."
 
Bellaciao collective — Bella Ciao     November 19, 2004    By Manuel Valenzuela    valenzuelasveritas.blogspot.com/
Only the Dead Have Seen the End of War
Their numbers grow.
Their cause gains worldwide support.
The moral high ground is indisputably theirs.
It is they fighting for freedom and liberty.
Not for corporate profit and oil.
And to hide the ineptitude of the Bush administration.
The illegality of the Iraq invasion and subsequent occupation cannot be denied.
It was orchestrated based on lies and deceits.
For no reason other than for corporate profit.
A sovereign nation.
A threat to no other.
Crippled by a decade of sanctions.
And US imposed economic genocide.
Was invaded by the forces of greed and the Almighty Dollar.
This illegal war.
Against all principles of universal precepts of human interaction.
Mandated by warmongers.
Greed-mongers.
Profiteers.
And exploiters of human misery.
Is akin to Hitler's invasions.
While the entire world watched.
Aimlessly and indifferent.
Before he invaded again.
And again.
And again.
With Iran clearly next in the scope for Bush, Israel and the lunatic neocons.
Humanity is one step closer to repeating the mistakes of the past.
This time with most ominous consequences.
www.commondreams.org/ — March 3, 2004
Torture and the American Soul
On a recent, snowy afternoon I watched "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" with my son.
Near the end of the film came a scene in which Harry learned that his godfather, wrongly accused of murder, had been captured by prison guards called "dementors."
"Do you mean they're going to kill him?" Harry asked his friend Hermione.
"No, it's worse, much worse," Hermione replied.
"They're going to suck out his soul."
I pondered Hermione's conclusion and found myself in agreement — that losing one's soul would be a fate worse than death.
After all, a person without a soul would be capable all sorts of heinous acts — for instance, torture.
If one applies the same reasoning to a nation as to an individual, the implications are chilling.
For in the 9-11 era, torture has been approved by the highest levels of government, employed by military and intelligence agencies, and accepted by the public.
We have been told that the Geneva Conventions are a luxury we can no longer afford — that if we want to be safe, we must gather information by any means necessary.
The question of whether torture produces reliable information notwithstanding, we must ask: in trying to safeguard our lives, are we, as Americans, losing our collective soul?
www.commondreams.org/ — March 3, 2004
Torture and the American Soul
Torture, while long an unspoken element of the CIA's repertoire, came into favor after 9-11.
Within one week of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Vice President Cheney stated on "Meet the Press" that the government was going to operate on "the dark side" and would "use any means at our disposal to achieve our objective."
Cofer Black, then the CIA official in charge of counter-terrorism, told the House and Senate Intelligence Committees in September 2002, "All you need to know is that there was a 'before 9/11' and there was an 'after 9/11.' After 9/11, the gloves came off."
According to top State Department officials, and reported by Jane Mayer in the New Yorker of February 14, the decision to suspend the Geneva Conventions — a decision based, in part, on the opinion of then White House counsel and now Attorney General Alberto Gonzales — was made by President Bush on January 8, 2002.
November 3, 2005
Bush — he burns them to death with chemical weapons.
By Chris Floyd
U.S. President George W. Bush often complains about the "media filter" that distorts the true picture of his administration's accomplishments in Iraq.
And he's right.
For regardless of where you stand on Bush's policies in the region, it's undeniable that the political and commercial biases of the American press have consistently misrepresented the reality of the situation.
U.S. media ignored announcement of U.S. use of chemical weapons.
Here's an excellent example.
Earlier this month, the American media completely ignored an important announcement from an official of the Iraqi government concerning the oft-maligned U.S. operation to clear insurgents from the city of Fallujah last November. 
Although the press conference of Health Ministry investigator Dr. Khalid ash-Shaykhli was attended by representatives from The Washington Post, Knight-Ridder and more than 20 other international news outlets, nary a word of his team's thorough investigation into the truth about the battle made it through the filter's dense mesh.
Once again, the American public was denied the full story of one of President Bush's remarkable triumphs.
Dr. ash-Shaykhli's findings provided confirmation of earlier reports by many other Iraqis — reports that were also ignored by the arrogant filterers, who seem more interested in hearing from terrorists or anti-occupation extremists than ordinary Iraqis and those like Dr. ash-Shaykhli, who serve in the U.S.-backed interim government vetted and approved by President Bush.
But while the media elite turn up their noses at such riffraff, the testimony of these common folk and diligent public servants gives ample evidence of Bush's innovative method of liberating innocent Iraqis from tyranny:

He burns them to death with chemical weapons.

Dr. ash-Shaykhli was sent by the pro-American Baghdad government to assess health conditions in Fallujah, a city of 300,000 that was razed to the ground by a U.S. assault on a few hundred insurgents, most of whom slipped away long before the attack.
The ruin of the city was complete: Every single house was either destroyed (from 75 to 80 percent of the total) or heavily damaged.
The city's entire infrastructure — water, electricity, food, transport, medicine — was obliterated.
Indeed, the city's hospitals were among the first targets, in order to prevent medical workers from spreading "propaganda" about civilian casualties, U.S. officials said at the time.
Burning chemicals
Eyewitness accounts from the few survivors of the onslaught, which killed an estimated 1,200 noncombatants, have consistently reported the use of "burning chemicals" by American forces: horrible concoctions that roasted people alive with an unquenchable jellied fire, InterPress reported.
They also tell of whole quadrants of the city in which nothing was left alive, not even dogs or goats — quadrants that were sealed off by the victorious Americans for mysterious scouring operations after the battle.
Others told of widespread use of cluster bombs in civilian areas — a flagrant violation of the Geneva Conventions, but a standard practice throughout the war.
The few fragments of this information that made it through the ever-vigilant filter were instantly dismissed as anti-American propaganda, although they often came from civilians who had opposed the heavy-handed insurgent presence in the town.
Rejected as well were the innumerable horror stories of those who had seen their whole families — including women, children, the sick and the elderly — slaughtered in the "liberal rules of engagement" established by Bush's top brass. 
Most of the city was declared "weapons-free": military jargon meaning that soldiers could shoot "whatever they see — it's all considered hostile," The New York Times reported, in a story buried deep inside the paper.
Yet the ash-Shaykhli team — again, appointed by the Bush-backed government — confirmed the use of "mustard gas, nerve gas and other burning chemicals" by U.S. forces during the battle.
Dr. ash-Shaykhli said that survivors — still living in refugee camps, along with some 200,000 former Fallujah residents who fled before the assault — are now showing the medical effects of attack by chemical agents and the use of depleted uranium shells.
(American officials have admitted raining more than 250,000 pounds of toxin-tipped DU ammunition on Iraqis since the war began.)
The Pentagon has acknowledged using white phosphorus in Fallujah, but only for "illumination purposes."
It denied using napalm in the attack — but, in the course of that denial, it admitted that its earlier denials of using napalm elsewhere in Iraq were in fact false.
And individual Marines filing "After Action Reports" on the Internet for military enthusiasts back home have detailed the routine use of white phosphorus shells, propane bombs and "jellied gasoline" (also known as napalm) during direct tactical assaults in Fallujah.
Dr. ash-Shaykhli's findings — coming from a pro-American government, buttressed by reams of eyewitness testimony from ordinary Iraqi civilians — appear to be substantial, credible and worthy of further investigation by the U.S. press.
Certainly, the findings are more credible than the pre-war lies and fantasies about Saddam's phantom WMD, which the "media filter" lapped up from the Bush regime and amplified across the nation, rousing support for an unnecessary, illegal and immoral war.
Yet these serious new atrocity charges have not even been mentioned, much less examined.
Degeneration of American society is taking place
Behind the filter — with its basic story template of "always moral U.S. policies occasionally marred by a few bad apples" — a relentless degeneration of American society is taking place.
Brutality and atrocity are becoming normalized, systemized and rewarded.
The noble American ideal of transcendence — overcoming the beast within, seeking to embrace an ever-broader, ever-deeper, ever-richer vision of universal communion and individual worth — is dying at the hands of the resurgent barbarity championed and cultivated by the Bush regime.
Old-fashioned citizens are being replaced by "Bush Americans": wilfully ignorant, bellicose zealots, cringingly servile toward the powerful, violently hostile to all "outsiders."
Despite Bush's artful complaints, the media filter has served his degenerate purposes very well.
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Annotations
Napalm, Chemical Weapons Used at Fallujah: Iraqi Official
ILCA Online, March 7, 2005
Stories From Fallujah
Iraq Dispatch, Feb. 8, 2005
Fallujah, Tent City, Awaits Compensation
Informed Comment, March 13, 2005
Another Sad Day for Our Country
The American Independent, March 7, 2005

Iraqi Health Ministry Confirms Use of Prohibited Weapons in Attacks on al-Fallujah
Mafkarat al-Islam (Iraq), March 2, 2005

U.S. General From Abu Ghraib Scandal Promoted
Stars and Stripes, March 15, 2005

Odd Happenings in Fallujah
Electronic Iraq, Jan. 18, 2005
U.S. Denies Use of Napalm in Fallujah
U.S, International Information Programs Jan. 27, 2005
The Eyewitnesses Must Be Crazy
Antiwar.com, March 15, 2005
Life Under the Bombs in Iraq
TomDispatch, Feb. 2, 2005
TV News Turns Myopic: Profits Come First
Houston Chronicle, March 16, 2005
The Media Lobby
CorpWatch, March 11, 2005
Journalism, Infotainment and the Bottom-Line Business of Broadcasting
Buzzflash, March 17, 2005
Handmaiden of the State: The Role of Media in an Age of Empire
Antiwar.com, March 16, 2005
Extreme Cinema Verite: Soldiers Make Music Videos of Death and Destruction
Los Angeles Times, March 14, 2005
A War Crime in Real Time: Obliterating Fallujah
CounterPunch, Nov. 15, 2004
Inside Fallujah: One Family's Diary of Terror
Scotland Sunday Herald, Nov. 14, 2004
The Marine's Tale: 'I Felt We Were Committing Genocide
The Independent, May 23, 2004
Smoke and Corpses
BBC, Nov. 11, 2004
20 Doctors Killed in Strike on Clinic: Red Crescent
UN Integrated Regional Information Network, Nov. 10, 2004
US Strikes Raze Fallujah Hospital
BBC, Nov. 6, 2004
Ghost City Calls for Help
BBC, Nov. 13, 2004
Let Them Drink Sand: War Crimes in Fallujah
CounterPunch, Nov. 13, 2004
American Heroes
Baghdad Burning, Nov. 16, 2004
Beyond Embattled City, Rebels Roam Free
Los Angeles Times, Nov. 12, 2004
Administration Rejects Ruling on PR Videos
Washington Post, March 14, 2005
$226 Million in Government Ads Helped Pave the Way to War
Antiwar.com, May 28, 2004
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www.commondreams.org/ — March 3, 2004
Torture and the American Soul
The disregard for human rights has had stark consequences for those caught in the "war on terror" web.
Suspects and material witnesses have been rounded up and held for months or years without criminal charge, legal representation or family contact.
Former detainees have described horrible treatment while in U.S. custody — or while being held by other nations (such as Egypt or Syria) after being transferred by U.S. authorities.
Examples of mistreatment include stripping, blindfolding, suspending from doorframes by wrists, beatings with fists and objects, electrical shocks to genitals and other body parts, mock executions, sleep and sensory deprivation, sexual assault and humiliation, near-drowning, threatening with snarling dogs (or allowing dogs to bite), being forced to stand or kneel in painful positions, and being held in freezing conditions with light clothing.
These allegations have been corroborated by international human rights organizations.
www.commondreams.org/ — March 3, 2004
Torture and the American Soul
An important consideration in any discussion of torture is whether it produces the desired result: useful information.
Veteran intelligence officials insist that torture doesn't work — that tortured detainees will say anything to stop the mistreatment.
They assert that a detainee who is afforded due process and legal counsel is much more likely to cooperate and provide truthful information.
"Have any of these guys [advocates of easing torture restrictions] ever tried to talk to someone who's been deprived of his clothes?" asked ex-FBI agent Dan Coleman in The New Yorker.
"He's going to be ashamed, and humiliated, and cold.
"He'll tell you anything you want to hear to get his clothes back.
"There's no value in it."
www.commondreams.org/ — March 3, 2004
Torture and the American Soul
The United States, long the self-proclaimed global human-rights standard-bearer, is now regularly cited by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch for gross violations.
We subject people, many of whom have no connection to terrorists, to unimaginable pain.
We claim to be fighting terror, but are terrorizing hundreds, if not thousands of people, in the process.
The only way to stop it, and hence reclaim our soul, is to refuse to allow torture to be committed in our name.
This month marks one year since the revelations of torture at Abu Ghraib.
It also marks two years since the start of the Iraq War.
On March 20 I'll be joining hundreds of other area residents in a march for peace and decency and to reclaim our national soul.
Zaneb, a 13-year-old girl both smiling and serious, watches over the younger children who clamor for the foreigners' attention.
Then the fathers and uncles come to talk, and I cannot keep up with the rapid Arabic full of stories of suffering.
Our Iraqi friend translates: Most people have lost their homes in the bombing.
Some have lost family members and neighbors.
All are angry.
After awhile we walk to another room, down the hall from the one bathroom that is shared by 40 families.   A young man steps forward.
"We did not know the evacuation deadline," he says.   "I left the city by chance on the day the bombs began, and then I could not get back in.
"My brother, who is mentally handicapped, was left behind.
"When we went back after the attack, he was missing.
"I looked on the list of people killed, I asked at prisons, but there was no answer.
"The Americans told me to ask the Iraqi National Guard, and I did, but they gave me no answer."
"Please," he says.   "Tell this tragedy all over the world.   There are whole families who were buried under the rubble."
Destruction of Fallujah, Iraq by US occupation forces attacks

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Destruction and Civilian Victims of the Anglo-American Aggression in Iraq

Civilians make up 98 percent of the millions of dead and injured victims since the invasion.

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Destruction of Fallujah, Iraq by US occupation forces attacks
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Iraqgate: Saddam Hussein, U.S. Policy and the Prelude to the Persian Gulf War, 1980-1994
22nd April 2005
Has anyone noticed that America seems to have created most of its enemies itself?
The Americans have cast themselves in the role of Viktor Frankenstein, creating the monster(s) that will ultimately cause his/their destruction.
How ironic!
And how sad for the rest of us, who may be dragged down in the madness that they have created.
                          To rebel is right, to disobey is a duty, to act is necessary !
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Iraqgate: Saddam Hussein, U.S. Policy and the Prelude to the Persian Gulf War, 1980-1994
Friends in Deed: The United States and Iraq Before the Persian Gulf War
Friday 22nd April 2005
The scandal that came to be called "Iraqgate" first attracted widespread public attention in 1990, in the aftermath of Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait and the ensuing Persian Gulf war.
The invasion followed a decade in which two successive U.S. administrations had viewed improvement of U.S.-Iraq relations as an important tenet of U.S. foreign policy, and had engaged in extensive trade with that country in pursuit of that goal.
USA airstrike on Falluja Iraq
The policy had been adopted at least in part as a way to increase influence with Iraq.
The fact that it failed to deter the invasion of Kuwait led to congressional and media criticism, including allegations that the U.S. had contributed, chemical, biological, nuclear and missile programs.
These were not accusations that the Bush administration was pleased to confront as U.S. and allied troops faced Iraqi forces in the Persian Gulf region, nor after the war, when the White House would have preferred to savor a military victory which, it hoped, would be perceived as a great foreign policy success.
The full range of Iraqgate allegations involves a complex cast of characters and an intricate and intertwining succession of events.
The personages involved include an international array of arms dealers, bankers, merchants, lawyers, military officers, foreign agents, and government officials.
It is impossible to describe the affair in brief: therefore, only a few key elements of the story will be discussed here.
Economic Assistance Programs and Exports to Iraq
In 1982, the Reagan administration removed Iraq from the State Department's list of countries regarded as supporters of international terrorism (despite doubts that Iraq had created its relationships with terrorist groups).
This action eliminated legal restrictions that would otherwise have prevented Iraq from receiving credit guarantees from the Export-Import Bank (Eximbank), enabling it to obtain credit for the purchase of U.S. products and technology.
Eximbank began to provide short-term cover to Iraq in 1985.
In December 1982, the Agriculture Department (USDA) authorized Iraq's participation in Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) export credit guarantee programs.
(These programs were set up to help expand the U.S. agriculture market, by offering credit to countries otherwise lacking in sufficient resources to import U.S. commodities.)
The authorization enabled Iraq to obtain financing to import U.S. food products, a significant benefit for a country that experienced growing financial difficulties throughout the 1980s, and encountered increasing problems in obtaining credit from private banks.
Iraq's economic difficulties resulted in part from its commitment to intensive and expensive civilian and military industrialization programs, a commitment which was maintained throughout and after the war with Iran (1980-1988).
To support these programs, it was most interested in obtaining western technology, and was therefore eager to expand trade with the U.S. The U.S. government, fully aware that Iraq had active programs in the areas of chemical and biological warfare and missile development, was concerned about providing it with U.S. technology.
(Available documents seem to reflect some disagreement regarding the aggressiveness of Iraq's nuclear weapons programs, and the level of sophistication of these efforts.)
USA airstrike on
Falluja Iraq
The U.S. had a system of export controls and an export review policy intended to prevent countries like Iraq from obtaining technology useful for nonconventional weapons programs.
In addition, the official U.S. policy of neutrality disallowed the export of weapons to either protagonist in the Iran-Iraq war (a policy not always followed, as the Reagan administration's attempts to exchange weapons with Iran in return for American hostages in Lebanon demonstrated).
Nevertheless, a great deal of dual-use equipment and technology made its way to Iraq from the U.S. throughout the 1980s.
Commerce Departments records, disclosed as a result of Iraqgate investigations, confirmed this.
The investigations revealed that exports had been approved for military recipients and others involved in military research and development, including the Iraqi Air Force, Iraq's Ministry of Defense, the Saad General Establishment (missile research), the State Organization for Technical Industries (military production), and al-Qaqaa Stater Establishment (explosives and propellants research and production). 1
Further evidence of this became available after the Persian Gulf war, when U.N. teams inspecting Iraqi sites found U.S. dual-use technology, along with that of other western countries, at facilities involved in Iraq's nuclear weapons programs. 2
Chemical Warfare
Throughout the Iran-Iraq war, the Reagan administration chose to give priority to maintaining U.S.-Iraq relations over concerns about Iraq's use of chemical warfare.
Although Washington regarded the issue as an impediment to expanding the relationship, the U.S. evidently viewed chemical weapons use as, to some extent, a public relations problem for Iraq.
The U.S. monitored Iraq's use of chemical weapons closely.
A State Department document from November 1983, for example, refers to Iraq's "almost daily use of CW" and suggests approaching Baghdad in response. 3
Another recommends that the approach occur as soon as possible to avoid "unpleasantly surprising" the Iraqis with "public positions we may have to take on this issue." 4
(In March 1984, the U.S. publicly condemned Iraq's chemical weapons use.)
USA airstrike on Iraq child
Baghdad Iraq
These documents also indicate that the U.S. was aware that Iraq, relying primarily on western technology, had acquired a chemical weapons production facility.
Iraq continued its use of chemical weapons against Iranian forces throughout the war.
The issue became more problematic for the Reagan administration, however, in the spring and summer of 1988, when Iraq engaged in chemical attacks against Iraqi Kurds in the village of Halabja and at other locations.
As early as September 2, the State Department confirmed an attack against Kurdish insurgents that had taken place on August 25, while a memorandum to the secretary of state commented that "the failure of the international community to mobilize an effective response has lowered the inhibitions on use of these weapons in the region and elsewhere." 5
Nevertheless, the Reagan administration opposed congressional efforts to respond by imposing economic sanctions, arguing that they would be contrary to U.S. interests.
Among the possible negative results cited were the endangerment of contracts for "massive postwar reconstruction" in Iraq. 6
The administration succeeded in blocking the legislation.
Chemical weapons use remained an issue that was contentious but evidently of secondary importance in the U.S.-Iraq relationships, for the Reagan administration.
In late December 1988, the State Department prepared a review for Secretary of State George Shultz concerning the possible provision by U.S. of medium-term Eximbank export guarantees.
Eximbank had been willing to provide only short-term financing to Iraq, because that country's deteriorating economic situation, high indebtedness and history of repayment problems made providing medium — or long-term cover too risky.
Depleted uranium use
in US air strikes
Falluja Iraq
But Richard Murphy of the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs and Allen Wallis of the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs both argued that longer term financing was necessary in order to enable U.S. companies to compete for contracts for Iraq's post-war reconstruction.
They also maintained that this financing would lead to expanded commercial ties, which would in turn result in improved political relations with Iraq's leadership.
Richard Schifter of the Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, however, vehemently opposed increasing Iraq's credit facility only four months after its use of chemical weapons against the Kurds.
He described the government of Saddam Hussein as "one of the most brutal and repressive in the world" adding that "its actions in 1988 outdid its previous performance. They probably constitute the most serious violations of the 1980's."
Measure taken against Kurds "were ordered from the very top, in a cold calculated manner....If the general American public were aware of Iraq's human rights violations, as it is aware of human rights violations in countries covered more fully by the media, there would indeed be a great public outcry against U.S. assistance to that country.
Even though the facts about Iraq's deplorable human rights record are not generally known, they are known top us and should be taken into full account.
Murphy disagreed, suggesting that this characterization of Iraqi conduct was based on biased sources, and pointed out that Iraq's attacks had been against Kurds who had allied themselves with Iraq's enemy, Iran.
Arguing that the U.S. should be "hard-headed" in its estimation of what it could achieve through economic pressures, and noting a "competitive position increasingly challenged around the world," he recommended that medium-term export credit guarantees be offered to Iraq.
The Bureau of Economic Affairs agreed. But Schultz put off a decision, saying the matter should be left to the incoming Bush administration. 7
A New Administration, BNL and the Invasion of Kuwait
The Bush administration became a particular focus of criticism because it followed its predecessor in making strengthened U.S.-Iraq relations a key objective, despite the fact that the end of the Iran-Iraq war had eliminated a major rationale for this goal.
Depleted uranium use
in US air strikes
Falluja Iraq
A transition paper prepared for the new presidency outlined the conflicts that characterized U.S. policy toward Iraq.
The paper recommended assigning high priority to U.S.-Iraq relations because of Saddam Hussein's potential as a "major player," but reviewed persistent divisive issues, including Iraq's chemical weapons use which "aroused great emotions" in the U.S., and its "abominable human rights record."
These negative factors were contrasted with Iraq's value as a market and its potential as a trading partner, and wit the fact that it shared an interest with the U.S. in containing Iran.
The paper recommended that the new administration should begin with a high-level message calling for further development of political and economic relations. 8
Secretary of State James Baker personally intervened to promote strong ties with Baghdad.
A briefing paper prepared for a March 1989 meeting between Baker and Iraqi Foreign Ministry Under Secretary Nizar Hamdoon discussed Iraq's active involvement in chemical and biological warfare and missile programs, and recommended stressing the sensitivity of Iraq's chemical weapons use for U.S.-Iraq relations. 9
Hamdoom and Baker discussed Iraq's wish for medium-term Eximbank export credit guarantees, and Baker assured him that he would take a personal interest in the question.
(The State Department later warned Baker that moving forward with the credits would be problematic, given strong congressional opposition to Iraq's recent chemical weapons use.) 10
Depleted uranium use
Before and after
operation
In June, Baker wrote to Secretary of Agriculture Clayton Yeutter to ask him to increase the size of the CCC's GSM-102 program by $1 billion, to solve a problem "that has consequences for both U.S. foreign policy and agricultural exports." 11
Soon thereafter, the Agriculture Department informed the National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Policies (NAC), an interagency group responsible for approving economic programs involving foreign countries, that Agriculture planned to offer Iraq $1 billion in export credit guarantees for FY 1990.
During the summer of 1989, an issue arose which would complicate the administration's plan to provide a generous CCC program, and damage the credibility of its relationship with Iraq. On August 4, the FBI and other agencies raided the Atlanta branch office of the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL), one of Italy's largest banks, whose shares were almost entirely owned by the Italian government.
Informants had reveled that the bank had provided massive off-the-books loans to foreign countries, including Iraq.
The loans had far exceeded the bank's lending limits and were recorded in a parallel accounting system rather than in its official records.
The branch office (BNL-Atlanta) had not only handled a major portion of U.S. agricultural credit guarantees for Iraq; it had also provided financing for exports of non-agricultural products covered by Eximbank.
In addition, the managers had signed a series of agreements obligating the bank to provide some $1.155 billion in medium-term loans to Iraq's Ministry of Industry and Military Production, a government organization that was in charge of Iraq's efforts to obtain western technology for military research and development programs, including those involving chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons and missiles.
Depleted uranium and white phosphorus bombing
US war crimes
Falluja Iraq
Any concerns George Bush may have had abut this affair did not deter him from signing National Security Directive (NSD) 26 October 1989, committing his administration to a policy of improving U.S.-Iraq relations.
The Directive called for "economic and political incentives" to achieve the objectives of "moderating" Iraqi behavior and increasing U.S. influence. 12
Preliminary discussions of a FY 1990 CCC allotment for Iraq were already in progress, and the Bush administration took measures to ensure that Iraq would receive continued funding.
The administration pursued this goal despite already circulating reports of widespread misuse of the CCC-covered loans that BNL-Atlanta had handled.
The allegations involved kickbacks, prices inflated for unknown purposes, and funds diverted for weapons purchases. Investigators knew that BNL-Atlanta had provided a number of loans to the Matrix-Churchill Corporation (MCC), an Ohio company which had been purchased by Technology Development Group, Ltd.
(TDG) of the United Kingdom (through an intermediary, TMG Engineering, Ltd.).
TDG was owned by agents of the government of Iraq.
MCC served as an intermediary to locate U.S. companies to construct manufacturing facilities in Iraq, and had arranged for a number of such contracts.
Investigators believed that these facilities, which included a glass fiber manufacturing concern a brass reprocessing factory, and a machine tool plant, could be used to produce equipment wit both civilian and military applications.
Matrix-Churchill Corporation's parent company, TDG, also owned the British machine tool manufacturer Matrix-Churchill, Ltd., which exported sophisticated equipment to Iraq during the late 1980s.
Three of its managers were put on trial in Great Britain in the fall of 1992 on charges of illegally exporting machinery with military applications to Iraq, but the case was dismissed after documents and testimony showed the British government officials had approved the exports, knowing that they would be used for weapons manufacture.
Iraq hero
Muntadhar al-Zeidi
Shoe thrower at
US War Criminal Bush
Matrix-Churchill, Ltd. had also sold equipment to Chilean arms manufacturer Carlos Cardoen, who exported cluster bombs and other materiel to Iraq, and had been in contact with another weapons manufacturer, the Space Research Corporation, about providing equipment for Gerald Bull's controversial "supergun" project.
The administration was aware of allegations about Iraq's activities.
Senior officials were provided with a report issued by the CIA on November 6, 1989, for instance, that described Iraq's establishment of "complex procurement networks of holding companies" to obtain equipment and technology for its chemical, biological, nuclear, and ballistic missile development programs, adding that Iraqi intelligence was directly involved with some of the companies in the network.
Matrix-Churchill, Ltd. was identified as one of these companies. 13
Because of concerns about Iraq's activities, several of the agencies involved in decision-making regarding Iraq's CCC program (including the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve) were opposed to its continuation.
However, the State Department and the White House remained committed to Iraq's funding.
They discounted reports of prior abuses as unproven speculation, denied that there was evidence of Iraqi culpability, and lobbied aggressively and ultimately successfully to get approval of $1 billion in credits for FY 1990.
Acknowledging concerns about BNL, the administration broke the allocation into two parts (tranches): one would be made available immediately, and one would be held in abeyance until the implications of the BNL investigation became clearer.
As the investigation continued through the end of 1989 and into the first months of 1990, the Bush administration tried to preserve the tenets of its policy toward Iraq as defined by NSD 26: improving relations and increasing U.S. influence through expanded trade.
A State Department memorandum from November 1989 observed that the policy was complicated by evidence that Iraq was working to develop nuclear weapons, and was using front companies to procure material, but still recommended approving exports of designated technology (to military end-users) which U.S. experts did not feel would contribute to the program. 14
Iraq hero
Muntadhar al-Zeidi
Shoe thrower at
US War Criminal Bush
The Iraqis, meanwhile, seemed to have concluded that Washington had demonstrated its approval for past Iraqi participation in CCC programs and its transactions with BNL.
Iraqi and BNL-Atlanta to Iraq would receive an additional $1 billion in credit guarantees for the coming year, and that the Federal Reserve had found no irregularities in Iraq's past CCC programs. 15
(In January 1990, BNL-Rome officials agreed to honor outstanding commitments made by BNL-Atlanta to provide loans to Iraq.) 16
In a December briefing of Senate Agriculture Committee staff, USDA officials also affirmed that they had no concerns about possible Iraqi misuse of its agricultural credit guarantees. 17
Despite the commitment of Bush administration officials to maintaining political and economic relations with Iraq, reports emanating from that country through the spring and summer of 1990 made sustaining that relationship increasingly difficult.
On December 5, Iraq launched a rocket capable of conveying satellites into space.
U.S. officials, indicating that Iraq's capabilities came as a surprise, immediately began to discuss increased efforts to control technology exports to Iraq.
From Atlanta, meanwhile, BNL prosecutors disseminated additional information about Iraqi complicity in BNL-Atlanta's excessive loans.
The State Department, however, was not deterred from loans.
The State Department, however, was not deterred from continuing its commitment to Iraq.
When Congress considered legislation to deny Eximbank coverage for U.S. exports to Iraq in response to the missile launch and other concerns, James Baker forwarded a memorandum to George Bush recommending that the president wave the legislation. 18
In January, Bush signed the waiver, although Eximbank continued a suspension of its Iraqi program for several months because of Baghdad's delinquencies in its loan repayments.
In addition, U.S. officials met with Iraq's minister of trade and finance, and assured him that Baker had personally satisfied himself that here was no evidence "imputing" Iraq's CCC program.
Iraq's efforts to procure technology for its chemical and nuclear weapons programs were discussed, but only as a resolvable problem impeding efforts to improve relations. 19
With the strong support of Secretary Baker, the State Department urged the Agriculture Department to release the second trench of 1990 CCC credits to Iraq in January 1990.
A January 4 memorandum stated that foreign policy interests called for the release, and indicated that State might "force the issue." 20
After the NAC meeting held on February 22, 1990, the State Department commented that "CCC is a key component of the relationship...we need to move quickly to repair the damage to the U.S.-Iraqi relationship by getting this critical program back on track." 21
Hails Iraq hero
Muntadhar al-Zeidi
Shoe thrower at
US War Criminal Bush
The State Department remained committed to its support of the program despite disturbing information developed by the BNL investigation.
Notes from a March 1, 1990 meeting between USDA officials and a Justice Department representative, for example, show that the investigators were looking into possible Iraqi violations of the law involving the illegal export of sensitive technology.
The investigation had gathered evidence indicating that Iraqis participated with BNL-Atlanta I its off-the-books transactions. 22
On March 5, however, a State Department memorandum again declared that there was no reason to delay the second tranche, and no evidence of official Iraqi misconduct.
It also noted that the National Security Council had contacted the Agriculture Department about the delay, following a complaint by Iraq's ambassador to National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft. 23
On May 4, 1990, Assistant U.S. Attorney Gale McKenzie, who headed the U.S. Attorney's Office investigation of the BNL case, supported a decision to give written notice to the USDA's Office of the General Counsel of Iraqi complicity in BNL's transactions: written notice was believed to be advisable because previous reports had not been acknowledged.
Mckenzie also noted that similar evidence had been provided before the November 8, 1989 decision to approve $1 billion in additional credit guarantees for Iraq.
She added that Iraqi officials had traveled to the U.S. to commit crimes, and had to know that they had made false statements to U.S. agencies regarding their arrangements with BNL-Atlanta. 24
Still, the State Department held firmly to its position of support for Baghdad.
A May 18 memorandum to Department Legal Advisor Abraham Sofaer from the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs maintained the Department's position that "we have seen little direct evidence" to support possible charges against Iraqis in connection with the BNL case, despite the Justice Department's indication that Iraq officials might be indicted.
According to the memo, Brent Scowcroft had instructed the Agriculture Department not to announce any suspension of Iraq's CCC program without obtaining approval from the White House. 25
A May 22, 1990 memorandum from the office for Northern Gulf Affairs discussed the possible indictment of Iraqi officials, suggesting that Assistant Secretary of State John Kelly be prepared to intervene in the case if appropriate "to ensure that our concerns are taken fully into account in any decision regarding indictments." 26
Before May 2, 1990 NSC Deputies Committee meeting, Justice Department and BNL-Atlanta investigators informed the State Department and the National Security Council that six Iraqi officials would be indicted. 27
Iraq hero
Muntadhar al-Zeidi
Shoe thrower at
US War Criminal Bush
When the Deputies Committee met, however, it decided to continue Iraq's CCC program until the first tranche of credit guarantees was fully utilized; the group agreed to delay a decision on the second tranche until investigators completed a probe of reported abuse of the loans made during the first tranche.
Just two months later, however Saddam Hussein made a decision that destroyed the relationship between Iraq and the U.S. that had been so carefully cultivated during the preceding decade.
Iraq's leadership had grown increasingly frustrated over its failure to obtain additional funding from the U.S., or from other sources.
In mid-July the Iraqi government informed the U.S. Embassy that Iraq would cease all imports from the U.S. unless it received new CCC credit guarantees by the end of September.
The Embassy noted Iraq's increasingly severe economic problems, and reported that recent threats Iraq made against Kuwait reflected its realization that it would have to cut back drastically on civilian "and perhaps even military projects" unless it received desperately needed funds. 28
At a July 25 OPEC ministerial council meeting in Geneva, Iraq accused Kuwait of violating its oil production quotas, and of stealing Iraqi oil, and suggested that Kuwait forgive the debts Iraq owed to it (accumulated during the Iran-Iraq war).
On August 1, negotiations between the two countries to resolve their differences broke down.
Deciding that direct action was necessary to save his country from its economic dilemma, and greatly miscalculating the international response to his action, Saddam Hussein ordered an invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990.
Immediately after the invasion, President Bush issued executive orders freezing all Iraqi and Iraq-controlled assets.
Iraq subsequently stopped making payments on all of its U.S. — government backed loans.
On August 9, 1990, the CCC received its first claim for compensation for Iraqi defaults, and paid out $108 million in October.
(In February 1995, when the Clinton administration agreed that the CCC would pay BNL $400 million, the total paid by U.S. taxpayers to cover defaulted Iraqi loans reached almost $2 billion.) 29
As the Bush administration organized an international response to the invasion, deployed hundreds of thousands of troops to the Persian Gulf, and launched an air and ground war to drive Iraq out of Kuwait, the investigation of the BNL affair continued.
On February 28, 1991, immediately after the announcement of a cease-fire in the Persian Gulf war, prosecutors finally brought an indictment in the case a year and a half after BNL-Atlanta was raided.
It charged three former BNL-Atlanta officials Entrade (a New York-based exporter) and an official of that company, the Iraqi Rafidian Bank, and four Iraqi officials with fraud and conspiracy. The indictment assumed that neither BNL's Italian management nor any element of the U.S. government had been aware of BNL-Atlanta's relationship with Iraq.
Implications of Pre-Invasion Policy
Some have called Iraqgate-related criticism of the Reagan and Bush administrations spurious, discounting allegations that the U.S. provided arms to Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war for instance, and declaring untrue or unprovable charges that specific officials were engaged in illegal activities.
As late as the beginning of 1995, the facts of the U.S.-Iraq relationship were still very much a matter of public dispute.
Unidentified bodies
burial section
Valley of Peace
Najaf holy city
In January 1995 the Clinton administration released the Hogan report, a review of the Iraqgate affair, which reported finding no evidence to prove that the U.S. provided weapons to Baghdad.
While defenders of the two previous administrations would like this to be seen as final proof that Iraqgate allegations were groundless, ongoing investigations have continued.
For example, shortly after the Hogan report's release, former NSC official Howard Teicher submitted an affidavit as part of a trial involving allegations of export law violations.
In that affidavit he indicated that during the Iran-Iraq war high-level CIA officers ensured that Iraq was provided with weapons, including cluster bombs, pursuant to a National Security Decision Directive signed by Ronald Reagan authorizing U.S. military resupply of Iraq.
Questions about illegal acts and about U.S. arming of Iraq, however, were only one aspect of larger overall concerns raised by the Iraqgate affair.
Questions about policy itself were at least as critical.
The Reagan administration was clearly committed to providing Iraq with assistance in those areas where it was needed most.
This included helping it to cope with its increasingly severe economic difficulties, and supplying it with intelligence information, apparently throughout the course of (and after) the Iran-Iraq war.
Iraqgate inquiries focused on the U.S. commitment to protecting and expanding relations with a dictatorial and oppressive regime.
At the very least, this commitment included providing high technology, and committing the funds of U.S. taxpayers to guarantee financial assistance for a recipient with exceedingly dubious economic prospects.
Critics of U.S. policy toward Iraq during the Reagan and Bush administrations charged that it was based on short-term calculations, a commitment to a risky economic relationship, and the mistaken belief that Iraq could be persuaded to adopt policies compatible with U.S. objectives.
Instead of addressing these criticisms, both presidents chose a path which simply reinforced existing policy choices.
When the Bush administration confronted reports of widespread abuse by Iraqi officials of U.S. government-backed programs in late 1989, for example, its response was to ensure that an additional $1 billion in credit guarantees would be authorized in 1990.
When concerns were expressed both within and outside the administration that Iraq's purchases of U.S. technology were destined for its nuclear and other nonconventional weapons programs, the White House dismissed them in favor of continued efforts to increase exports and protect the U.S.-Iraqi economic relationship.
For its part, the Reagan administration had downplayed Iraq's systematic — and illegal — use of chemical weapons throughout the Iran-Iraq war, again for stated foreign policy reasons.
Wadi al-Salam
Valley of Peace
Najaf holy city
Reagan officials went through the motions of responding to the issue by expanding controls on chemical agents and by approaching other governments on the subject.
However, there was no serious U.S. or international response to Iraq's sustained violation of international law through use of these agents.
As some government officials have since commented, Iraq got away with using these weapons; demonstrated that they could be used effectively; and undermined inhibitions that had prevented their use in previous conflicts. 30
U.S. involvement with Iraq in the 1980s developed from decisions taken by the Reagan and Bush administrations to pursue cooperative arrangements with Iraq because of perceived common interests between Baghdad and Washington.
As noted above, these arrangements included providing Iraq with economic assistance and intelligence information both during and after the Iran-Iraq war.
Officials sometimes preferred to characterize the programs that were utilized for Iraq's benefit as vehicles to help U.S. exporters by making their products more competitive in the international marketplace — and they did indeed serve that purpose.
However the available documentation, some of which appears in this collection, attests that they were used, with respect to Iraq, primarily to cement closer relations and to help that country cope with its financial problems.
The U.S. provided assistance despite its awareness of Iraq's active programs to develop indigenous production capabilities for missiles and chemical and biological weapons — and perhaps nuclear weapons as well.
Despite controls governing U.S. exports of dual-use (civilian and military) technology, a considerable range of militarily useful material was legally exported from the U.S., including some that could be utilized in nuclear weapons development programs.
The Bush administration continued the policies established by its predecessor to preserve the U.S.-Iraq relationship, even after investigations of the BNL affair produced evidence of Baghdad's participation in corruption within the USDA's CCC program.
From August 1989, when investigations of the bank fraud case began, until August 1990, when Iraq invaded Kuwait, the State Department and the White House minimized Iraq's involvement in order to protect the U.S.-Iraq relationship.
After the invasion, protecting Iraqis was no longer a concern.
But the government remained committed to an interpretation of the BNL case that implicitly protected America's ally, Italy, and the administration itself.
This view precluded acknowledging possible involvement by the Italian management of the bank, and dismissed all assertions that some U.S. government entities must have known about BNL-Atlanta's voluminous international financial transactions.
Ignoring these possibilities also discounted any suggestion that the activities of this bank had constituted part of an arrangement by the U.S. and other western countries to support Iraq's military efforts and to help it survive its war with Iran.
In the course of deflecting attention from allies and from itself, the Bush administration entered into politically dangerous and legally questionable territory.
As Congress launched a series of investigations into the BNL affair and the question of administration involvement in or awareness of illicit financial and commercial activities, high level officials actively tried to impede the inquiries or stop them altogether.
These activities are extensively documented in this collection.
For example, Hose Banking Committee Chairman Henry Gonzalez (D-Texas) was approached by Attorney General Richard Thornburgh, as well as other Bush administration officials, who tried to dissuade him from holding hearings on the BNL affair.
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Similarly, the Commerce Department tried to avoid providing the House Government Operations Committee with information on export license applications for Iraq by deleting sections relating to the positions various decision-making departments had taken on applications, and by improperly altering information that was stored in the government's database of export license information.
The changes were evidently made at the bureau level, but documents indicate that the secretary of commerce and other high-level officials were consulted about the department's response to congressional requests for information.
Attempts to avoid congressional scrutiny compounded the Bush administration's problems, by suggesting that the government believed that the truth about past U.S. relations with Iraq needed to be concealed.
Questions about U.S.-Iraq policy were less concerned with illegality than with secrecy, and with whether the Reagan and Bush administrations subordinated financial prudence and broader interests, including concerns about nuclear nonproliferation and the international prohibition against chemical warfare, to a single-minded and short-sighted pursuit of narrow foreign policy goals.
NOTES: Commerce Department List "Approved Licenses to Iraq," 12/12/90.
Senate Banking Committee Hearing: Testimony of David Kay, 10/27/92, pp. 37-43.
State Department Memorandum: "Iraq Use of Chemical Weapons," 11/1/83.
State Department Memorandum: "Iraqi Use of Chemical Weapons," 11/21/83.
State Department Memoranda: "Swan Song for Iraq's Kurds?," 9/2/88; "U.S. Policy Toward Iraqi CW Use," 9/13/88.
State Department Memorandum: "Export Import Financing for Iraq," 12/29/88.
State Department Memorandum: "Export-Import Financing for Iraq," 12/29/88.
State Department Paper: "Guidelines for U.S.- Iraq Policy," ca. 1/20/89.
State Department Memorandum: "Meeting with Iraqi Under Secretary Nizar Hamdun," 3/23/89.
State Department Memorandum: "Export-Import Financing for Iraq," 4/10/89.
Letter from James A. Baker, III to Clayton Yeutter, 6/9/89.
The White House: "U.S. Policy Toward the Persian Gulf," 10/2/89.
CIA Memorandum: "Iraq-Italy: Repercussions of the BNL-Atlanta Scandal," 11/6/89.
State Department Memorandum: "SNEC Cases of Interest," 11/21/89.
"Atlanta Group Weekly Report," ca. 11/22/89. Agreement, 1/20/90.
Letter from Patrick Leahy to Clayton Yeutter, 2/12/90. Waas, Murray and Douglas Frantz.
"New Documents Show Bush Aides Favored Helping Iraq." Los Angeles Times, 9/4/92.
State Department Cable: "DAS Gnehm Call on Minister of Trade- CCC and BNL," 12/10/89.
State Department Memorandum: "Second Tranche of CCC Credits for Iraq," 1/4/90.
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State Department Memorandum. "Statue of Iraq CCC Program," 2/28/90. Handwritten Notes, 3/1/90.
State Department Memorandum: "NAC Meeting on Iraq CCC Program," 3/5/90.
U.S. Attorney's Office: "Notice to USDA of Iraqi Complicity in Criminal Violations," 5/4/90.
State Department Memorandum: "Possible Indictment of Iraqi Officials," 5/22/90.
State Department Memorandum: "Weekly Report," 5/18/90.
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI): "The Intelligence Community's Involvement in the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) Affair," 2/5/93, p. 68, citing a memorandum from Nicholas Rostow.
State Department Cables: "CCC: Iraqi Grain Policy," 7/18/90; "Iraqi Threats to Kuwait and UAE," 7/18/90.
Agriculture Department Memorandum: "Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) - National Security Archives," 11/19/93.
See also, R. Jeffrey Smith, "U.S. to Pay $400 Million to Cover Iraq's Bad Debt," Washington Post, 2/17/95.
State Department Memoranda: "US Policy Toward Iraqi CW Use," 9/13/88; "Administration Position on Proposed Iraq Sanctions," 11/18/88; Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: Statement of William H. Webster, 3/1/89, pp. 29-45.
by : World Peace Society
Friday 22nd April 2005
Sunday 8th May 2005
Schroeder asks Moscow for forgiveness — will America ever ask nation like Vietnam for forgiveness
60 Years after the defeat of the German Nazis. The German chancellor Schröder ask Russia for forgiveness.
27 Million Russian have been killed during the WW II and these victims of war are almost forgotten.
Instead we see Bush holding ridiculous speeches asking Russia to apologize for the occupation of Eastern Europe countries.
Moreover the death toll created by American warfare 5 years after the D-Day is outperforming the victims of WW II.
Also the shady deals in Chile where America supported a Nazi like regime which created concentration camps are forgotten.
America: Now is the time to face your ugly history.
Regret all your infamous actions after WW II. But this needs some guts or spirits you never had. Instead the war crime and crime against humanity in Iraq goes on.
The patriotic evil spirits of the American society would be abandoned soon, if American war fare history after WW II ended would be taught at school at a full and true scale.
May God forgive you what you have done to the vast crowd of civilians in the world!
We can't!
Baghdad, city of walls, Iraq US occupation.

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 attacks by US forces.

Destruction and Civilian Victims of the Anglo-American Aggression in Iraq

Civilians make up 98 percent of the millions of dead and injured victims since the invasion.

Photo: http://dahrjamailiraq.com/
Baghdad, city of walls — Iraq US occupation
Photo: dahrjamailiraq.com
New World Order Statistic
In September 2009, Fallujah General Hospital, Iraq, had 170 new born babies, 24% of whom were dead within the first seven days, a staggering 75% of the dead babies were classified as deformed.
This can be compared with data from the month of August in 2002 where there were 530 new born babies of whom six were dead within the first seven days and only one birth defect was reported.
Doctors in Fallujah have specifically pointed out that not only are they witnessing unprecedented numbers of birth defects but what is more alarming is:   "a significant number of babies that do survive begin to develop severe disabilities at a later stage."
Baby Fatima Ahmed was born in Fallujah, Iraq with deformities that include two heads.

In September 2009, Fallujah General Hospital, Iraq, had 170 new born babies, 24% of whom were dead within the first seven days, a staggering 75% of the dead babies were classified as deformed.

This can be compared with data from the month of August in 2002 where there were 530 new born babies of whom six were dead within the first seven days and only one birth defect was reported.

Doctors in Fallujah have specifically pointed out that not only are they witnessing unprecedented numbers of birth defects but what is more alarming is:
Fatima Ahmed was born in Fallujah with deformities that include two heads
Photo: uruknet.info
Deformed babies in Fallujah
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ESTIMATED NUCLEAR WARHEADS, STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL
Map showing declared, suspected and potential nuclear nations.

The US is also said to have some 3,000 warheads in reserve, while Russia has about 11,000 in non-operational stockpiles.

Israel declines to confirm it has nuclear weapons.

North Korea — 1 test underground, October 2006.

Iran is accused by the US of ambitions to build nuclear arms.

The United states had drawn up a battle plan for the potential use of nuclear weapons in Iraq and the United States has been involved in planning potential nuclear use scenarios for Iran.

The United States is now involved in a massive program to overhaul its nuclear arsenal.

In fact they're working to replace every nuclear warhead and all of the existing delivery systems in the arsenal to ensure prompt precision global strike capabilities.

Jackie Cabasso — Western States Legal Foundation
The United States has conducted 1,127 nuclear and thermonuclear tests — 217 in the atmosphere.
The Soviet Union/ Russia conducted 969 tests — 219 in the atmosphere.
France, 210 tests, 50 in the atmosphere.
The United Kingdom, 45 tests — 21 in the atmosphere.
China, 45 tests — 23 in the atmosphere.
India and Pakistan — 13 tests underground.
Israel — possible 1 test atmosphere South Africa 1979.
North Korea — 1 test underground, October 2006.
“The United states had drawn up a battle plan for the potential use of nuclear weapons in Iraq and the United States has been involved in planning potential nuclear use scenarios for Iran.”
“The United States is now involved in a massive program to overhaul its nuclear arsenal.   In fact they're working to replace every nuclear warhead and all of the existing delivery systems in the arsenal to ensure prompt precision global strike capabilities.”
Jackie Cabasso — Western States Legal Foundation
Western Elite militarism
Western Elite Terror States
Western Elite War Crimes
 
 
  Protests around world every 11th of month
Danish scientist Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 on nano-thermite in the WTC dust.

911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

2,606 people lost their lives in the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001.

125 people lost their lives at the Pentagon on 9/11.

246 people lost their lives on the four planes on 9/11.

Image: Danish TV2
Danish scientist Niels Harrit on nano-thermite in the WTC dust.

Niels Harrit, you and eight other researchers conclude in this article that it was nano-thermite that caused these buildings to collapse.

We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.

One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.

The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.

The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present.

This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive.

Photo: agenda911.dk
Danish scientist Niels Harrit on nano-thermite in the WTC dust
Transcript of interview with Niels Harrit on Danish TV2 News 6th April 2009.
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
Danish TV2   International researchers have found traces of explosives among the World Trade Center rubble.
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Explosives in World Trade Center - international researchers have found traces of explosives.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Nano-thermite contains more energy than dynamite and can be used as rocket fuel.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

So you found nano-thermite in the World Trade Center buildings, why do you think it caused the collapses?

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
A new scientific article concludes that impacts from the two hijacked aircraft did not cause the collapses in 2001.
We turn our attention to 9/11 — the major attack in New York.
Apparently the two airplane-impacts did not cause the towers to collapse, according to a newly published scientific article.
Researchers found nano-thermite explosive in the rubble, that cannot have come from the planes.
They believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.
Niels Harrit, you and eight other researchers conclude in this article, that it was nano-thermite that caused these buildings to collapse. What is nano-thermite?
Niels Harrit   We found nano-thermite in the rubble.
We are not saying only nano-thermite was used.
Thermite itself dates back to 1893.
It is a mixture of aluminum and rust-powder, which react to create intense heat.
The reaction produces iron, heated to 2500 °C.
This can be used to do welding.   It can also be used to melt other iron.
Nanotechnology makes things smaller.   So in nano-thermite, this powder from 1893 is reduced to tiny particles, perfectly mixed.
When these react, the intense heat develops much more quickly.
Nano-thermite can be mixed with additives to give off intense heat, or serve as a very effective explosive.
It contains more energy than dynamite, and can be used as rocket fuel.
Danish TV2   I Googled nano-thermite, and not much has been written about it.   Is it a widely known scientific substance?   Or is it so new that other scientists are hardly aware of it?
Niels Harrit   It is a collective name for substances with high levels of energy.
If civilian researchers (like myself) are not familiar with it, it is probably because they do not do much work with explosives.
As for military scientists, you would have to ask them.
I do not know how familiar they are with nanotechnology.
Danish TV2   So you found this substance in the WTC, why do you think it caused the collapses?
Niels Harrit   Well, it's an explosive.   Why else would it be there?
Danish TV2   You believe the intense heat melted the building?s steel support structure, and caused the building to collapse like a house of cards?
Niels Harrit   I cannot say precisely, as this substance can serve both purposes.
It can explode and break things apart, and it can melt things.
Both effects were probably used, as I see it.
Molten metal pours out of the South Tower several minutes before the collapse.
This indicates the whole structure was being weakened in advance.
Then the regular explosives come into play.
The actual collapse sequence had to be perfectly timed, all the way down.
Danish TV2   What quantities are we talking about?
Niels Harrit   A lot.   There were only two planes, but three skyscrapers collapsed.
We know roughly how much dust was created.
The pictures show huge quantities, everything but the steel was pulverised.
And we know roughly how much unreacted thermite we have found.
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Nano Thermite can explode and break things apart and it can melt things.

Explosives in World Trade Center - international researchers have found traces of explosives.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Both effects were probably used by the use of Nano Thermite as I see it.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

The use of nano thermite indicates the whole structure was being weakened in advance.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

Image: Danish TV2
This is the “loaded gun”, material that did not ignite for some reason.
We are talking about tonnes.   Over 10 tonnes, possibly 100 tonnes.
Danish TV2   Ten tonnes, possibly 100 tonnes, in three buildings?   And these substances are not normally found in such buildings?
Niels Harrit   No.   These materials are extremely advanced.
Danish TV2   How do you place such material in a skyscraper, on all the floors?
Niels Harrit   How you would get it in?
Danish TV2   Yes.
Niels Harrit   If I had to transport it in those quantities I would use pallets.   Get a truck and move it in on pallets.
Danish TV2   Why hasn't this been discovered earlier?
Niels Harrit   By whom?
Danish TV2   The caretakers, for example.     If you are moving 10 to 100 tonnes of nano-thermite around, and placing it on all the floors.     I am just surprised no-one noticed.
Niels Harrit   As a journalist, you should address that question to the company responsible for security at the WTC.
Danish TV2   So you are in no doubt the material was present?
Niels Harrit   You cannot fudge this kind of science.
We have found it.   Unreacted thermite.
Danish TV2   What responses has your article received around the world?
Niels Harrit   It is completely new knowledge for me.
It was only published last Friday.   So it is too early to say.
But the article may not be as groundbreaking as you think.
Hundreds of thousands of people around the world, have long known that the three buildings were demolished.
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Once the nano thermite was used then the regular explosives come into play.

Explosives in World Trade Center - international researchers have found traces of explosives.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

The actual collapse sequence had to be perfectly times, all the way down.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

And we know roughly how much unreacted thermite we have found.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

No.  These nano thermite materials are extremely advanced.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Nano thermite in the buildings - almost ten years have passed.

Nano-thermite contains more energy than dynamite and can be used as rocket fuel.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

So you found nano-thermite in the World Trade Center buildings, why do you think it caused the collapses?

It was by chance that someone discovered nano thermite two years ago.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
This has been crystal clear.
Our research is just the last nail in the coffin.
This is not the 'smoking gun', it is the 'loaded gun'.
Each day, thousands of people realise that the WTC was demolished.
That is something unstoppable.
Danish TV2   Why has no-one discovered earlier that there was nano-thermite in the buildings?   Almost ten years have passed.
Niels Harrit   You mean in the dust?
Danish TV2   Yes.
Niels Harrit   It was by chance that someone looked at the dust with a microscope.
They are tiny red chips.
The biggest are 1 mm in size, and can be seen with the naked eye.
But you need a microscope to see the vast majority.
It was by chance that someone discovered them two years ago.
Danish TV2   It has taken 18 months to prepare the scientific article you refer to.
Niels Harrit   It is a very comprehensive article based on thorough research.
Danish TV2   You have been working on this for several years, because it didn't make sense to you.
Niels Harrit   Yes, over two years actually.
It all started when I saw the collapse of Building 7, the third skyscraper.
It collapsed seven hours after the twin towers.
And there were only two airplanes.
When you see a 47-storey building, 186m tall, collapse in 6.5 seconds, and you are a scientist, you think “what?”.
I had to watch it again… and again.
I hit the button 10 times, and my jaw dropped lower and lower.
Firstly, I had never heard of that building before.
And there was no visible reason why it should collapse in that way, straight down, in 6.5 seconds.
I have had no rest since that day.
Danish TV2   Ever since 9/11 there has been speculation, and conspiracy theories.   What do you say to viewers who hear about your research and say, “we?ve heard it all before, there are lots of conspiracy theories”.   What would you say to convince them that this is different?
Niels Harrit   I think there is only one conspiracy theory worth mentioning, the one involving 19 hijackers.
I think viewers should ask themselves what evidence they have seen to support the official conspiracy theory.
If anyone has seen evidence, I would like to hear about it
No-one has been formally charged.   No-one is 'wanted'.
Our work should lead to demands for a proper criminal investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attack.
Because it never happened.   We are still waiting for it.
We hope our results will be used as technical evidence when that day comes.
Danish TV2   Niels Harrit, fascinating, thanks for coming in.
Niels Harrit   My pleasure
ITALIAN SAYS 9-11 SOLVED
It’s common knowledge, he reveals
CIA — Mossad behind terror attacks
By the Staff of American Free Press
Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, has told Italy’s oldest and most widely read newspaper that the 9-11 terrorist attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad, and that this was common knowledge among global intelligence agencies.
In what translates awkwardly into English, Cossiga told the newspaper Corriere della Sera:
“All the [intelligence services] of America and Europe… know well that the disastrous attack has been planned and realized from the Mossad, with the aid of the Zionist world in order to put under accusation the Arabic countries and in order to induce the western powers to take part … in Iraq [and] Afghanistan.”
Cossiga was elected president of the Italian Senate in July 1983 before winning a landslide election to become president of the country in 1985, and he remained until 1992.
Cossiga’s tendency to be outspoken upset the Italian political establishment, and he was forced to resign after revealing the existence of, and his part in setting up, Operation Gladio.
This was a rogue intelligence network under NATO auspices that carried out bombings across Europe in the 1960s, 1970s and ’80s.
Gladio’s specialty was to carry out what they termed 'false flag' operations — terror attacks that were blamed on their domestic and geopolitical opposition.
In March 2001, Gladio agent Vincenzo Vinciguerra stated, in sworn testimony:
“You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game.
The reason was quite simple: to force … the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security.”
Cossiga first expressed his doubts about 9-11 in 2001, and is quoted by 9-11 researcher Webster Tarpley saying:
“The mastermind of the attack must have been a sophisticated mind, provided with ample means not only to recruit fanatic kamikazes, but also highly specialized personnel.
I add one thing: it could not be accomplished without infiltrations in the radar and flight security personnel.”
Coming from a widely respected former head of state, Cossiga’s assertion that the 9-11 attacks were an inside job and that this is common knowledge among global intelligence agencies is illuminating.
It is one more eye-opening confirmation that has not been mentioned by America’s propaganda machine in print or on TV.
Nevertheless, because of his experience and status in the world, Cossiga cannot be discounted as a crackpot.
Free to redistribute as long as credit given to American Free Press
We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.

One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.

The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.

The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present.

This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive.

Photo: Bentham-Open.org
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
Photo: Bentham-Open.org
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.
One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.
The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).
The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.
The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present.
This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive.
 
Your life, your children's lives —
Will you live or die?
Decided by small group of elite.
Pure evil
It doesn't get any clearer than this
 
Published on Friday, March 2, 2007 by the Los Angeles Times
US to Develop New Hydrogen Bomb
by Ralph Vartabedian
The Energy Department will announce today a contract to develop the nation's first new hydrogen bomb in two decades, involving a collaboration between three national weapons laboratories, The Times has learned.
The new bomb will include design features from all three labs, though Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Bay Area appears to have taken the lead position in the project. The Los Alamos and Sandia labs in New Mexico will also be part of the project.
Why are the West's elites trying to start a nuclear war?
Because you pay for it
BBC — Thursday, 6 September 2007
UK jets 'chase Russian bombers'
UK MoD image of Tupolev-95 Bear bomber

An MoD photo shows RAF Typhoon shadowing a Russian Bear-H
Norway says Russia has increased military flights in the Arctic
The UK's Royal Air Force has launched fighter jets to intercept eight Russian military planes flying in airspace patrolled by Nato, UK officials say.
Four RAF F3 Tornado aircraft were scrambled in response to the Russian action, the UK's defence ministry said.
The Russian planes - said to be long-range bombers - had earlier been followed by Norwegian F16 jets.
Russia recently revived a Cold War-era practice of flying bombers on long-range patrols.
A Norwegian officer, Lt Col John Inge Oegland, told the BBC the Russian Tupolev Tu-95 Bear bombers flew in international airspace from the Barents Sea to the Atlantic, before turning back.
Two Norwegian F-16s shadowed them on Thursday morning and another two went up later, he said.
There have been several similar incidents in recent months, Lt-Col Oegland added.
"Norway is following the increased Russian activity in the far north with interest," he told the BBC News website.
He said the Russian flights were not causing alarm in Norway.   "Our systems are adequate," he said, when asked whether Norway was bolstering its security in the area.
Over time I was increasingly shocked by the speed and ease with which many intelligent and seemingly competent members of the CFR [ Council on Foreign Relations ] appeared to eagerly justify policies and actions that supported growing corruption.
The regularity with which many CFR members would protect insiders from accountability regarding another appalling fraud surprised even me.
Many of them seemed delighted with the advantages of being an insider while being entirely indifferent to the extraordinary cost to all citizens of having our lives, health and resources drained to increase insider wealth in a manner that violated the most basic principles of fiduciary obligation and respect for the law.
In short, the CFR was operating in a win-lose economic paradigm that centralized economic and political power.
I was trying to find a way for us to shift to a win-win economic paradigm that was — by its nature — decentralizing.
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
 
The reader can appreciate why Wall Street would welcome someone as accommodating as Gorelick at Fannie Mae.
This was a period when the profits rolled in from engineering the most spectacular growth in mortgage debt in U.S. history.
As one real estate broker said, “They have turned our homes into ATM machines.”
Fannie Mae has been a leading player in centralizing control of the mortgage markets into Washington D.C. and Wall Street.
And that means as people were rounded up and shipped to prison as part of Operation Safe Home, Fannie was right behind to finance the gentrification of neighborhoods.
And that is before we ask questions about the extent to which the estimated annual financial flows of $500 billion–$1 trillion money laundering through the U.S. financial system or money missing from the US government are reinvested into Fannie Mae securities.
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
James Forrestal
James Forrestal’s oil portrait always hung prominently in one of the private Dillon Read dining rooms for the eleven years that I worked at the firm. Forrestal, a highly regarded Dillon partner and President of the firm, had gone to Washington, D.C. in 1940 to lead the Navy during WWII and then played a critical role in creating the National Security Act of 1947.

He then became Secretary of War (later termed Secretary of Defense) in September 1947 and served until March 28, 1949.

Given the central banking-warfare investment model that rules our planet, it was appropriate that Dillon 
partners at various times lead both the Treasury Department and the Defense Department.

Shortly after resigning from government, Forrestal died falling out of a window of the Bethesda Naval Hospital outside of Washington, D.C. on May 22, 1949.

There is some controversy around the official explanation of his death — ruled a suicide.

Some insist he had a nervous breakdown. Some say that he was opposed to the creation of the state of Israel.

Others say that he argued for transparency and accountability in government, and against the provisions instituted at this time to create a secrete “black budget.”

He lost and was pretty upset about it — and the loss was a violent one.

Since the professional killers who operate inside the Washington beltway have numerous techniques to get perfectly sane people to kill themselves, I am not sure it makes a big difference.

Approximately a month later, the CIA Act of 1949 was passed.

The Act created the CIA and endowed it with the statutory authority that became one of the chief components of financing the “black” budget — the power to claw monies from other agencies for the benefit of secretly funding the intelligence communities and their corporate contractors.

This was to turn out to be a devastating development for the forces of transparency, without which there can be no rule of law, free markets or democracy.

Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits

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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appointed Forrestal as an administrative assistant on June 22, 1940, then nominated him as Undersecretary of the Navy six weeks later. In the latter post, Forrestal would prove to be very effective at mobilizing industrial production for the war effort.
He became Secretary of the Navy on May 19, 1944, following the death of his immediate supervisor Frank Knox from a heart attack. Forrestal then led the Navy through the closing year of the war and the demobilization that followed.   What might have been his greatest legacy as Navy Secretary was an attempt that came to nought.   He, along with Secretary of War Henry Stimson and Under Secretary of State Joseph Grew, in the early months of 1945, strongly advocated a softer policy toward Japan that would permit a negotiated face-saving surrender.   His primary concern was "the menace of Russian Communism and its attraction for decimated, destabilized societies in Europe and Asia", and, therefore, keeping the Soviet Union out of the war with Japan.   Had his advice been followed, Japan might well have surrendered before August 1945, precluding the use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.   So strongly did he feel about this matter that he cultivated negotiation attempts that bordered closely on insubordination toward the President.
Forrestal opposed the unification of the services, but even so helped develop the National Security Act of 1947 that created the National Military Establishment (the Department of Defense was not created as such until August 1949), and with the former Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson retiring to private life, Forrestal was the next choice.
His 18 months at Defense came at an exceptionally difficult time for the U.S. military establishment:   Communist governments came to power in Czechoslovakia and China; West Berlin was blockaded, necessitating the Berlin Airlift to keep it going; the war between the Arab states and Israel after the establishment of Israel in Palestine; and negotiations were going on for the formation of NATO.   His reign was also hampered by intense interservice rivalries.
In addition, President Harry Truman constrained military budgets billions of dollars below what the services were requesting, putting Forrestal in the middle of the tug-of-war.   Forrestal was also becoming more and more worried about the Soviet threat.   Internationally, the takeover by the Communists of Eastern Europe, their threats to the governments of Greece, Italy, and France, their impending takeover of China, and the invasion of South Korea by North Korea would demonstrate the legitimacy of his concerns on the international front as well.
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James Forrestal’s oil portrait always hung prominently in one of the private Dillon Read dining rooms for the eleven years that I worked at the firm. Forrestal, a highly regarded Dillon partner and President of the firm, had gone to Washington, D.C. in 1940 to lead the Navy during WWII and then played a critical role in creating the National Security Act of 1947.
He then became Secretary of War (later termed Secretary of Defense) in September 1947 and served until March 28, 1949.
Given the central banking-warfare investment model that rules our planet, it was appropriate that Dillon partners at various times lead both the Treasury Department and the Defense Department.
Shortly after resigning from government, Forrestal died falling out of a window of the Bethesda Naval Hospital outside of Washington, D.C. on May 22, 1949.
There is some controversy around the official explanation of his death — ruled a suicide.
Some insist he had a nervous breakdown. Some say that he was opposed to the creation of the state of Israel.
Others say that he argued for transparency and accountability in government, and against the provisions instituted at this time to create a secrete “black budget.”
He lost and was pretty upset about it — and the loss was a violent one.
Since the professional killers who operate inside the Washington beltway have numerous techniques to get perfectly sane people to kill themselves, I am not sure it makes a big difference.
Approximately a month later, the CIA Act of 1949 was passed.
The Act created the CIA and endowed it with the statutory authority that became one of the chief components of financing the “black” budget — the power to claw monies from other agencies for the benefit of secretly funding the intelligence communities and their corporate contractors.
This was to turn out to be a devastating development for the forces of transparency, without which there can be no rule of law, free markets or democracy.
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
What Briody does not mention is allegations regarding Brown & Root's involvement in narcotics trafficking. Former LAPD narcotics investigator Mike Ruppert once described his break up with fiance Teddy — an agent dealing narcotics and weapons for the CIA while working with Brown & Root, as follows:
“Arriving in New Orleans in early July, 1977 I found her living in an apartment across the river in Gretna. Equipped with scrambler phones, night vision devices and working from sealed communiqués delivered by naval and air force personnel from nearby Belle Chasse Naval Air Station, Teddy was involved in something truly ugly.
She was arranging for large quantities of weapons to be loaded onto ships leaving for Iran.
At the same time she was working with Mafia associates of New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello to coordinate the movement of service boats that were bringing large quantities of heroin into the city.
The boats arrived at Marcello controlled docks, unmolested by even the New Orleans police she introduced me to, along with divers, military men, former Green Berets and CIA personnel.
“The service boats were retrieving the heroin from oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, oil rigs in international waters, oil rigs built and serviced by Brown and Root.
The guns that Teddy monitored, apparently Vietnam era surplus AK 47s and M16s, were being loaded onto ships also owned or leased by Brown and Root.
And more than once during the eight days I spent in New Orleans I met and ate at restaurants with Brown and Root employees who were boarding those ships and leaving for Iran within days.
Once, while leaving a bar and apparently having asked the wrong question, I was shot at in an attempt to scare me off.”
Source: "Halliburton’s Brown and Root is One of the Major Components of the Bush-Cheney Drug Empire" by Michael Ruppert, From the Wilderness
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
The Clinton Administration took the groundwork laid by Nixon, Reagan and Bush and embraced and blossomed the expansion and promotion of federal support for police, enforcement and the War on Drugs with a passion that was hard to understand unless and until you realized that the American financial system was deeply dependent on attracting an estimated $500 billion-$1 trillion of annual money laundering.
Globalizing corporations and deepening deficits and housing bubbles required attracting vast amounts of capital.
Attracting capital also required making the world safe for the reinvestment of the profits of organized crime and the war machine.
Without growing organized crime and military activities through government budgets and contracts, the economy would stop centralizing.
The Clinton Administration was to govern a doubling of the federal prison population.
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
Pilots for 911 truth — click here
'Oh!   You don't believe the 9-11 official version,' they say.
'You mean where they want you to accept the buildings were not blown up from below.
'Plane fuel!   Substance never burns higher then a gas stove!   That it caused the inner core steel to melt!
'Steel melting!
'Concrete vaporizing!
' 'No!   I don't believe that conspiracy theory.
'Cheney!   Bush!   Rudy Giuliani!   HA!  HA!
'Tower 7 that never had a plane hit — just came tumbling down!
'You believe that, eh!
'Ever think it had to be blown up because the plane scheduled to fly into it was off getting shot down.
'Thermite in Tower 7's walls, you see — incriminating evidence — impossible to get out without people watching!
Had to be blown up!
'Next you'll be saying Obama is not a Wall Street Illuminati banker stooge?
'Take your pick:   The partner in a comedy team who feeds lines to the other comedians.
'Him who allows himself to be used.
'Oh!   I can't really blame you,   Television it turns minds to pulp.
'Turn off the television.   It's the only way.'
'Turn off the television?'
'Get rid of it really.   I mean what else is there to do!'
'Get rid of the television?'
'Don't forget all radio garbage is propaganda, even the songs.
'Then those five minute propaganda hits they send you every hour!
'The ones they refer to as News
'Get rid of all the propaganda from your brain, the only way to do it.'
'Stop being hooked on those Hollywood movies — even those that make you think they are making you think'
'All paid performers to make your brain dead.
'You turn the brainwashing off, you'll begin to become yourself.
'It really is the only way!'
'Oh!'
Kewe — TheWE.biz
9/11
By all accounts, the unprecedented events of September 11th, 2001 changed the way our country functions, and in turn, the world.
It is therefore critical that conscientious Americans, as well as people around the globe, understand these events in detail.
Unfortunately the official reports, including The 9/11 Commission Report and the NIST WTC Report, written by those working under the direction of the Bush Administration, have been proven to be elaborate cover-ups.
Film: 9/11 Revisited
September 11th Revisited is perhaps the most riveting film ever made about the destruction of the World Trade Center.
This is a powerful documentary which features eyewitness accounts and archived news footage that was shot on September 11, 2001 but never replayed on television.
Featuring interviews with eyewitnesses & firefighters, along with expert analysis by Professor Steven E. Jones, Professor David Ray Griffin, MIT Engineer Jeffrey King, and Professor James H. Fetzer.
This film provides stunning evidence that explosives were used in the complete demolition of the WTC Twin Towers and WTC Building 7.
For Film: 9/11 Revisited
— Click Here
Film: 9/11 Press for Truth
An excellent documentary about the families of the victims of 9/11 and their fight to uncover and expose the truth about what happened that day.
For Film: 9/11 Press for Truth
— Click Here
Film: 9/11 Mysteries
90 minutes of pure demolition evidence and analysis, laced with staggering witness testimonials.
Moving from “the myth” through “the analysis” and into “the players,” careful deconstruction of the official story set right alongside clean, clear science.
The 9/11 picture is not one of politics or nationalism or loyalty, but one of strict and simple physics.   How do you get a 10-second 110-story pancake collapse?
Every missile has a home.

Photo: Alaska Image Library
Every missile has a home
(No Mortgages to Worry About)
Image: Natasha Mayers
Published on Monday, July 4, 2005 by CommonDreams.org
by Sheldon Drobny
Justice O'Connor's decision in Bush v. Gore led to the current Bush administration's execution of war crimes and atrocities in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places in the Middle East that are as egregious as those committed by the Third Reich and other evil governments in human history.
US destroyed Fallujah as it tries to destroy the rest of Iraq
The lesson is clear.
Those people who may be honorable and distinguished in their chosen profession should always make decisions based upon good rather than evil no matter where their nominal allegiances may rest.
Justice O'Connor was quoted to have said something to the affect that she abhorred the thought of Bush losing the 2000 election to Gore.
She was known to have wanted to retire after the 2000 election for same reason she is now retiring.
She wanted to spend more time with her sick husband.
Unfortunately, she tarnished her distinguished career with the deciding vote in Bush v. Gore by going along with the partisan majority of the Court to interfere with a democratic election that she and the majority feared would be lost in an honest recount.
She dishonored herself and the Supreme Court by succumbing to party allegiances and not The Constitution to which she swore to uphold.
And the constitutional argument she and the majority used to justify their decision was the Equal Protection Clause.
The Equal Protection Clause was the ultimate basis for the decision, but the majority essentially admitted (what was obvious in any event) that it was not basing its conclusion on any general view of what equal protection requires.
The decision in Bush v Gore was not dictated by the law in any sense—either the law found through research, or the law as reflected in the kind of intuitive sense that comes from immersion in the legal culture.
The Equal Protection clause is generally used in matters concerning civil rights.
The majority ignored their basic conservative views supporting federalism and states' rights in order to justify their decision.
History will haunt these justices down for their utter lack of justice and the hypocrisy associated with this decision.
Sheldon Drobny is Co-founder of Air America Radio.
Unspeakable grief and horror
                        ...and the circus of deception continues...
He says, "You are quite mad, Kewe"
And of course I am.
Why, I don't believe any of it — not the bloody body, not the bloody mind, not even the bloody Universe, or is it bloody multiverse.
"It's all illusion," I say.   "Don't you know, my lad, my lassie.   The game!   The game, me girl, me boy!   Takes on interest, don't you know.   T'is me sport, till doest find a better!"
Pssssst — but all this stuff is happening down here
Let's change it!
To say hello:     hello[the at marker]Kewe.info
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Mother her two babies killed by US
More than Fifteen million
US dollars given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use
4 billion US dollars per year
Nanci Pelosi — U.S. House Democratic leader — Congresswoman California, 8th District
Speaking at the AIPAC agenda   May 26, 2005
There are those who contend that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is all about Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.   This is absolute nonsense.
In truth, the history of the conflict is not over occupation, and never has been:  it is over the fundamental right of Israel to exist.
The greatest threat to Israel's right to exist, with the prospect of devastating violence, now comes from Iran.
For too long, leaders of both political parties in the United States have not done nearly enough to confront the Russians and the Chinese, who have supplied Iran as it has plowed ahead with its nuclear and missile technology....
In the words of Isaiah, we will make ourselves to Israel 'as hiding places from the winds and shelters from the tempests; as rivers of water in dry places; as shadows of a great rock in a weary land.'
Pelosi
NATO's silent toxic air-spraying planes
HAARP
Weather Warfare
Full Spectrum Dominance
Elana Freeland on Buzzsaw with Sean Stone
Download audio mp3 from thewe.biz server      right click here
Chemtrails HAARP and the full spectrum dominance of planet earth.

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Climate engineering weather warfare collapse of civilization

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“I had a Sunday dinner a few weeks ago at the house of my dad’s and stepmom’s neighbors.
The man and woman of the house are in their 60’s and both proud liberals.
The man said he was a ‘Berkley liberal.’ He supports Hillary, she supports Bernie Sanders.
Towards the end of the dinner he expressed the opinion that a few nuke bombs on some of the major cities in Iraq would be a good idea.
Previous to that, he defended the dropping of nuke bombs on Japan.
The guy’s wife, the Bernie supporter, added something about the barbarous tribal nature of Iraqi society.
She quoted Deepak Chopra on the [evil] nature of Mohamed.
Their son is a fighter pilot who is thinking about joining the top gun program.
He is gay but is too scared to come out to his work colleagues.”
Bi-Polar Disorder: Obama’s Bait-and-Switch Environmental Politics — click here
P.S. from Kewe to the above article written by Paul Street.
I accept the sun is a much greater factor in global weather than human-made activity.
That it is possible climate change will become a bigger problem but also more probable the sun is presently taking us into a mini-cold period.
That the increase in human-made carbon dioxide combined in the stratosphere with other Earth-releasing-of-warmth blocking chemicals is causing a wave of new tree/plant growth in areas not seen for many millennium.
That seeding of the clouds being done by NATO with its toxic compounds is completely destructive to the soil, seas and inland waters beneath, and many vulnerable humans and varied life, and that the politicians responsible for this NATO destructive activity should be held accountable for such as being enemies of Earth's eco-structure and livability.
From the video 'Holes in Heaven' — Brooks Agnew, Earth Tornographer
In 1983 I did radio tornography with 30 watts looking for oil in the ground.
I found 26 oil wells over a nine state area.
100 hundred percent of the time was accurate, which is just 30 watts of power beaming straight into solid rock.
HAARP uses a billion watts beamed straight into the ionosphere for experiments.
Picture these strings on the piano as layers of the Earth, each one has its own frequency.
What we used to do is beam radio waves into the ground and it would vibrate any 'strings' that were present in the ground.
We might get a sound back like ___ and we would say, that's natural gas.
We might get a sound back like ____ and we'd say that's crude oil.
We were able to identify each frequency.
We accomplished this with just 30 watts of radio power.
If you do this with a billion watts the vibrations are so violent that the entire piano would shake.
In fact the whole house would shake.
In fact the vibrations could be so severe under ground they could even cause an earthquake.
Download or watch movie on HAARP — Advanced US Military research weapon on behaviour modification
weather change, ionesphere manipulation — click here
Download or watch audio of Dr. Nick Begich talking on HAARP
— The 2006 update to 'Angels Don't Play This HAARP'.
'Angels Still Don't Play This HAARP: Advances In Tesla Technology'.
Planet Earth Weapon by Rosalie Bertell
ozone, HAARP, chemtrails, space war — click here
What HAARP Is.. And Everything Its Used For
Full HAARP Documentary — click here
Angels Dont Play This HAARP weather manipulation
1 hour 36 minutes video — click here
(poor quality to watch but well worth listening)
Dr. Nick Begich, his book and his articles can be found here
       http://www.earthpulse.com/      
Article on Chemtrails — unusual cloud formations in the US.
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US soldiers committing suicide Afghanistan Iraq — Most Recent
Psychologist Pete Linnerooth was one of three who were part of a mental health crew in charge of the US 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division in the Baghdad area of Iraq.   Pete Linnerooth committed suicide by turning a gun upon himself in January of 2013
Veterans kill themselves at a rate of one every 80 minutes.   More than 6,500 veteran suicides are logged every year — more than the total number of soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq combined since those wars began.
Mary Coghill Kirkland said she asked her son, 21-year-old Army Spc. Derrick Kirkland, what was wrong as soon as he came back from his first deployment to Iraq in 2008.   He had a ready answer: "Mom, I'm a murderer."
A military base on the brink
As police agents watched he shot himself in the head
Murders, fights, robberies, domestic violence, drunk driving, drug overdoses
US soldiers committing suicide Afghanistan Iraq II
U.S. Soldier Killed Herself After Objecting to Interrogation Techniques
Private Gary Boswell, 20, from Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, was found hanging in a playground in July
She is Jeanne "Linda" Michel, a Navy medic.   She came home last month to her husband and three kids ages 11, 5, and 4, delighted to be back in her suburban home of Clifton Park in upstate New York.   Two weeks after she got home, she shot and killed herself.
Peterson refused to participate in the torture after only two nights working in the unit known as the cage
     United States Numb to Iraq Troop Deaths       
     All papers relating to the interrogations have been destroyed     
      We stripped them and were supposed to mock them and degrade their manhood     
US soldiers committing suicide Iraq Vietnam
The Iraq War — complete listing of articles, includes images
The House of Saud and Bush
All with U.S. Money:

More on the building of the wall.       US and Israel's use of chemical agents
All with U.S. Money:

Israel agents stole identity of New Zealand cerebral palsy victim.

(IsraelNN.com July 15, 2004) The Foreign Ministry will take steps towards restoring relations with New Zealand. New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced she was implementing diplomatic sanctions after two Israelis were sentenced on charges of attempting to obtain illegal passports. Despite Israeli refusal to respond to the accusations, the two are labeled in the New Zealand media as Mossad agents acting on behalf of the Israeli intelligence community.

Foreign Ministry officials stated they will do everything possible to renew diplomatic ties, expressing sorrow over the "unfortunate incident".
Projected mortality rate of Sudan refugee starvation deaths — Darfur pictures
Suicide now top killer of Israeli soldiers
Atrocities files — graphic images
'Suicide bombings,' the angel said, 'and beheadings.'

'And the others that have all the power — they fly missiles in the sky.

They don't even look at the people they kill.'
       The real Ronald Reagan       
       — Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, South Africa        
Follow the torture trail...
                     Afghanistan ready to flood Europe with first-grade heroin       
         — Afghan experts maintain that this year opium will be exceedingly rich in morphine.         
         — A mere seven kilograms of raw opium will produce one kilogram of heroin.         
        When you talk with God        
         were you also spending your time, money and energy, killing people?         
       Are they now alive or dead?       
             Photos July 2004
US Debt
             Photos June 2004
Lest we forget — Ahmed and Asma, story of two children dying
             Photos May 2004
American military: Abu Gharib (Ghraib) prison photos, humiliation and torture
— London Daily Mirror article: non-sexually explicit pictures
             Photos April 2004
The celebration of Jerusalem day, the US missiles that rained onto children in Gaza,
and, a gathering of top articles over the past nine months
             Photos March 2004
The Iraq War — complete listing of articles, includes images
             Photos February 2004
US missiles — US money — and Palestine
             Photos January 2004
Ethnic cleansing in the Beduin desert
             Photos December 2003
Shirin Ebadi Nobel Peace Prize winner 2003
             Photos November 2003
Atrocities — graphic images...
             Photos October 2003
Aljazeerah.info
             Photos September 2003
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