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An Interrogation Role Model
U.S. picked up tactics — including torture
— from Israeli intelligence
Yossi Melman, International Consortium of Investigative Reporters
June 3, 2007
Occupied Afghanistan.

An Afghan man looks on as a British soldier of the 2nd Royal Regiment of Fusiliers patrol in Sangin, in northern Helmand province, Afghanistan, Monday, April 23, 2007. 

Picture: AP/Rafiq Maqbool
TEL AVIV, Israel — The King Hussein bridge is the most direct route from Amman to Jerusalem, but it was not a trip Marwan Ibrahim Mahmoud Jabour wanted to make — he had no choice.
It was September 2006, and Jabour, a 30-year-old Jordanian engineer who says he made the mistake of going to Afghanistan in a fruitless attempt to join the jihad, had spent the last two years as a U.S. prisoner — possibly in Afghanistan but he wasn't sure, since his captors had never revealed the location.
According to a sworn affidavit he gave to an Israeli military court, he'd spent much of that time naked and alone in a tiny cell with a bucket to serve as a toilet, being subjected to loud music and hot or freezing temperatures, presumably to soften him up for interrogations that went on for as long as 14 straight hours.
But now, apparently, the Americans were done with Jabour.
They'd drugged him and sent him on a jet back to the Middle East.
The trip was what is known in the U.S. war on terror as an "extraordinary rendition," the transfer of a terror suspect to a foreign country for interrogation — and sometimes torture, human rights activists charge — outside of any legal process.
Jabour says he never faced a judge, a prosecutor or a jury.
CIA standing policy of not commenting on extraordinary rendition
When asked for comment on Jabour's affidavit, the CIA cited its standing policy of not commenting on allegations of extraordinary rendition.
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Jordan hands him to Israel
Jabour found himself in the back seat of a car driven by Jordanian intelligence agents.
At the other side of the King Hussein bridge, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, they handed him over to Israeli intelligence agents.
In his affidavit, Jabour said that one of the Israelis mocked him in greeting:
"Welcome, Osama bin Laden. Where are you coming from?"
Jabour's case is the first documented instance of a terror suspect who was not linked to Hezbollah or Palestinian terror groups making his way from American hands to Israeli custody.
That such a thing could happen should probably come as no surprise, given the traditionally close cooperation between the United States and Israel on security matters.
The controversial techniques Jabour says his American captors used were not concocted out of thin air.
Israel — exporters of torture
Many were perfected and put into regular practice by the Israelis, who in the post-9/11 era have quietly become one of the world's ' most important exporters '
[Name another country that exports anything comparable to Israel's torture techniques other than the US — TheWE.biz]
of interrogation and counterterrorism methods decried by human rights groups as constituting torture and violating basic human rights.
Stand guard over the people
they have stolen the land from
Rafah, Gaza
Israeli soldiers stand guard over the people they have stole the land from in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip June 5, 1967.

Continuation of stealing of land — 1948-1967-today

Paid for by US taxpayers.

The Palestine people were first forced from their homes 60 years ago.

The people who stole the land from the Palestinians have been aided by American Taxpayer funding for more than fifty years.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers each day for this military use, which presently involves the imprisonment of the remaining segregated ' Bantustan - Apartheid ' parcels of land occupied by millions of Palestinian people.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Picture: Handout
This is how the world has allowed
US taxpayers and Israel
to proceed after the land was stolen
Khan Younis refugee camp
Palestinian refugee children play in an alleyway in front of their family home in the Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, June 5, 2007, on the 40th anniversary of the start of the continuation of the stealing of their land known in the West as the ' Six Day War '.

In 1967 Israel paid for by the US and using American weapons seized the West Bank and additional parts of Jerusalem from what had been protected by Jordan and the Gaza Strip from what had been protected by Egypt, putting this addtional stolen land in control of US paid for Israel.

Continuation of stealing of land — 1948-1967-today

Paid for by US taxpayers.

The Palestine people were first forced from their homes 60 years ago.

The people who stole the land from the Palestinians have been aided by American Taxpayer funding for more than fifty years.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers each day for this military use, which presently involves the imprisonment of the remaining segregated ' Bantustan - Apartheid ' parcels of land occupied by millions of Palestinian people.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Picture: AP/Adel Hana

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Israeli soldiers stand guard over the people they have stole the land from in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip June 5, 1967.
(right)
Palestinian refugee children play in an alleyway in front of their family home in the Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, June 5, 2007, on the 40th anniversary of the start of the continuation of the stealing of their land known in the West as the ' Six Day War '.
In 1967 Israel paid for by the US and using American weapons seized the West Bank and additional parts of Jerusalem from what had been protected by Jordan and the Gaza Strip from what had been protected by Egypt, putting this addtional stolen land in control of US paid for Israel.
Continuation of stealing of land — 1948-1967-today
Paid for by US taxpayers.
The Palestine people were first forced from their homes 60 years ago.
The people who stole the land from the Palestinians have been aided by American Taxpayer funding for more than fifty years.
More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers each day for this military use, which presently involves the imprisonment of the remaining segregated ' Bantustan - Apartheid ' parcels of land occupied by millions of Palestinian people.
Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.
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An Interrogation Role Model
U.S. picked up tactics — including torture — from Israeli intelligence
Yossi Melman, International Consortium of Investigative Reporters
June 3, 2007
The land
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One of Israel's "students," the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has found, has been the United States.
For its part, the United States reciprocates through continued massive military aid and assistance to Israel, thanks in no small part to strong Israeli lobbying of the U.S. Congress.
ICIJ's database of foreign military assistance shows that Israeli governmental entities spent more than $30 million in the three years after September 11, 2001, on expenditures governed by the Foreign Agents Registration Act, including lobbying Congress and the executive branch.
Since the late 1940s, the United States has given Israel nearly $50 billion in military assistance — financial aid and access to weaponry that has helped make the Israeli armed forces one of the most technologically sophisticated, powerful militaries on the planet.
$9 billion given in three years (accounted money)
Unknown how much black budget money (unaccounted US taxpayer money) has been given
Since 9/11, Israel has remained the No. 1 recipient of U.S. military aid, pulling in more than $9 billion in the three years after the terrorist attacks.
While other countries have been influenced by U.S. aid, Israel has influenced its patron as well.
In the post-9/11 world, the United States has turned to Israel for advice and training for urban combat against insurgents in Iraq and has borrowed controversial tactics that Israeli forces have used against Palestinians.
In Iraq and elsewhere, the United States also has emulated Israel's hard-nosed methods against terrorism, allegedly including the use of torture in interrogations.
The growing closeness between the two intelligence services also raises the question of just how far Washington will go in the future in continuing to apply one of Israel's most controversial anti-terrorism techniques: targeted killings.
Terrorism
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and their
children,
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the debt befalls
Learning from the ' best '
Since the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, U.S. intelligence officials have visited Tel Aviv to meet with their counterparts from Mossad, Israel's version of the CIA, and Shabak (or Shin Bet)
The Israeli counterintelligence and anti-terrorism agency, as well as the Aman, Israel's military intelligence service, according to Israeli intelligence and diplomatic sources who requested anonymity in order to speak candidly with ICIJ.
In addition to exchanging information on ' terrorist organizations ' with their Israeli hosts, the visitors are reported to have viewed presentations by special forces units of the Israeli Defense Forces and the Israeli National Police describing methods and equipment employed by Israel in ' anti-terrorism ' operations.
According to those same sources, other countries have also sent their own intelligence officials to learn from the Israeli experience and to be briefed and trained by their Israeli counterparts.
Hosts torture guests from South America, Africa, Eastern and Western Europe and South Asia
Almost every week, the sources said, the Tel Aviv-based headquarters of Mossad, Shabak and Aman host guests from South America, Africa, Eastern and Western Europe and South Asia, including countries such as Indonesia, which does not even have diplomatic relations with the Jewish state.
Visitors also talk about ways to block the flow of financial funding from the United States, Europe and Latin America to Palestinian militants.
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"Under the disguise of donating money to Palestinian charity, contributions are channeled to terrorist groups in Gaza and [the] West Bank," says a senior Israeli official dealing with terrorist issues at Israel's National Security Council.
"Before 9/11, it was hard for us to persuade governments that money raised in mosques in their respective countries found its way to buy weapons and explosives in the Palestinians areas which eventually was turned against innocent Israelis.
In the last two to three years, we find more attention to our claims and readiness to cooperate.
On several occasions we provided names of charities and bank accounts in the UK, Italy, Paraguay, Argentina and a few other countries, and the security services there followed accordingly and took action.
Offices were raided, documents confiscated and in some rare cases accounts were frozen."
Terrorism
all paid for
by US
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and their
children,
for it is
to them
the debt befalls
Eichmann case a precedent
Additionally, at least twice a year, delegates from various branches of the Israeli intelligence community visit the United States to exchange information and engage in ' brainstorming ' sessions with their U.S. counterparts.
These discussions are "frank, open and intimate," according to an Israeli intelligence source who has been involved.
Due in part to these exchanges of ideas, the United States has been able to copy and learn from Israeli counterterrorist methods.
Although Israel certainly did not invent techniques such as clandestine kidnapping or the use of stress positions during interrogation, it was one of the first countries to employ those techniques as part of a broader ' counterterrorism ' campaign.
The CIA's abduction of Egyptian cleric Hassan Osama Nasr (also known as Abu Omar) as he walked to a Milan mosque in 2003, for example, had a famous precedent — the 1960 Mossad operation that tracked, cornered and abducted Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
"He [Eichmann] passed our car, which was parked on the margin," Rafi Eitan, the Mossad officer in charge of the operation, recounted in an interview with ICIJ.
"One member of our team, Tzvi Malchin, was shadowing and closing in on him.
It all took a few seconds.
Tzvi jumped on him.
Both of them fell down into a ditch.
Tzvi grabbed him.
We opened the door, and Tzvi put him inside."
The parallels with the 2003 Abu Omar abduction are striking, where, according to Italian prosecutors investigating the involvement of 26 Americans, Omar was grabbed off the street by CIA agents and thrown into a waiting van.
Just as the detainees of CIA "extraordinary renditions" are reported to have been hidden at secret prisons and transported across borders in clandestine flights, Eichmann was taken to a safe house in the Argentine capital, interrogated, sedated and dressed in the uniform of a crew member of El Al, Israel's national airline.
He then was driven to the airport, forced to board an Israeli aircraft and flown to Israel for trial, according to Eitan and other published accounts of the operation.
Eichmann was later convicted and put to death.
Terrorism
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children,
for it is
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the debt befalls
Israel produced in Dimona sufficient plutonium to manufacture 200 nuclear bombs
Twenty-six years later, the Mossad conducted a similar operation.
According to interviews with relatives and Israeli intelligence officials involved in the operation, in the fall of 1986, the agency acted against Mordechai Vanunu, an Israeli technician who worked at Israel's secret nuclear reactor in Dimona. Vanunu was fired, left the country and then revealed to The (London) Sunday Times that Israel had produced in Dimona sufficient plutonium to manufacture 200 nuclear bombs.
The Israeli government instructed the Mossad to abduct Vanunu and bring him to justice in Israel.
Mossad teams tracked Vanunu in London, where a female agent seduced him and persuaded him to accompany her to a "love nest" in Rome.
There he was kidnapped by other Mossad operatives, sedated and taken by force to a yacht that sailed to a rendezvous off the Italian coast with an Israel naval boat manned by cadets.
"In the middle of the sailing we were told to put anchor off the Italian coast," according to the recollections of the Israeli cadets relayed to ICIJ by Israeli intelligence sources.
"We didn't bother to ask why.
We were only cadet officers who hoped to be soon commissioned. After three days, I believe, a yacht arrived near us at the middle of the night.
We were all asked to stay in our cabins — only a few officers were allowed to be on the deck.
Only a few days later by word of mouth and rumors spreading around, we found out that a group of people, mostly male and few females in civilian clothes, had boarded our ship.
They stayed throughout the remaining sail in their cabins.
A few weeks later when the government announced that Vanunu was captured, we understood that we were the ship which was ferrying him."
 
 
Forced to flee by US
There must be an accounting
Similar torture techniques
When the boat reached Israeli soil, Vanunu was interrogated, charged and convicted of treason, espionage and unauthorized disclosure of secrets.
He served 18 years in prison.
Despite the strong similarities between Israeli abductions and those carried out by the CIA after 9/11, one important distinction remains: Eichmann and Vanunu were eventually put on public trial, whereas Jabour and his fellow "ghost" detainees by the United States have rarely been subject to official legal proceedings — or legal protections.
When the United States invaded Iraq and overthrew Saddam Hussein's regime in 2003, the close U.S.-Israeli relationship became even more pronounced.
U.S. forces soon found themselves in a bloody, protracted struggle against non-uniformed Iraqi insurgents in Iraqi cities and villages, a conflict that bears eerie parallels to Israel's battles with Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza.
American forces knew where to turn for advice.
According to American and British newspapers, U.S. soldiers journeyed to Israel to train in a mockup of an Arab town that the Israeli army has used to prepare for urban warfare in the occupied territories, and the Israeli Defense Forces sent urban warfare specialists to Fort Bragg in North Carolina to help train U.S. special forces for counterinsurgency operations.
Not surprisingly, U.S. forces in Iraq began using an array of tactics previously employed by the Israelis in the occupied territories.
When U.S. Marines conducted house-to-house searches for insurgents, they used portable battering rams to knock holes through interior walls as a way of avoiding booby-trapped doors — one of the classic urban warfare tactics borrowed from the Israelis.
U.S. forces also began demolishing houses and buildings used by insurgents, mimicking the controversial Israeli practice of using bulldozers to take down the homes of Palestinian militants or their families.
And, as the Israelis had done, the Americans cordoned off villages and neighborhoods suspected of harboring insurgents and set up armed checkpoints through which Iraqis were forced to pass.
"I see no difference between us and the Palestinians," an Iraqi man named Tariq told The New York Times in 2003.
"We didn't expect anything like this after Saddam fell."
The U.S. Army officer formerly in charge of the now-infamous Abu Ghraib prison, Col. Janis Karpinski, told British Broadcasting Corp. radio in 2004 that during a visit to a U.S. intelligence center in Baghdad, she met an Israeli who was involved in interrogating Iraqi prisoners.
"I asked him what did he do there, was he an interpreter?   He was clearly from the Middle East," said Karpinski, who was demoted from her previous rank of brigadier general after the revelations of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib.
"He said, 'Well, I do some of the interrogation here.   I speak Arabic but I'm not an Arab.   I'm from Israel.' "
The Israeli government has strongly denied that any of its own interrogators were working with the Americans in Iraq, as has Virginia-based CACI, the large American defense contractor that performed interrogations at Abu Ghraib.
However, some of the techniques used by American interrogators — such as putting hoods on prisoners and subjecting them to loud music, and forcing them to remain in painful physical positions — bear discomforting similarities to controversial techniques Israeli intelligence has used for decades.
60 years of enslavement all paid for by US taxpayer money
Shabak torture methods
Beginning with Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza in 1967, Israeli intelligence agencies — mainly the Shabak — have interrogated Arab and Palestinian terrorism suspects.
For years, Shabak interrogators used brutal methods that included sleep deprivation, hanging subjects from walls and threats of sexual assault.
Rough treatment of interrogation subjects essentially was legal.
Even after a 1987 special inquiry commission led by former Israeli Supreme Court Judge Moshe Landau found that Israeli interrogators not only used torture to compel confessions, but also were instructed by superiors to lie about it to the courts.
It recommended that interrogators be allowed to continue "moderate physical pressure" on suspects who might have information about an impending ' terrorist ' attack.
In a 1999 ruling, the Israeli Supreme Court described in detail some of the methods used by Israeli interrogators.
One particularly violent practice was the "forceful shaking of the suspect's upper torso, back and forth, repeatedly, in a manner which causes the neck and head to dangle and vacillate rapidly."
The court noted that "the shaking method is likely to cause serious brain damage, harm the spinal cord, cause the suspect to lose consciousness, vomit and urinate uncontrollably and suffer serious headaches."
Another technique was the "shabach" position, in which a prisoner would be left between interrogations in a small chair with his arms tied, in a position that "causes serious muscle pain in the arms, the neck and headaches."
Interrogators also covered the subject's head with a sack and played "powerfully loud music" in the room.
The Israeli Supreme Court decided that such practices were illegal.
But Israeli human rights activists contend that the ban was never fully enforced and that Israeli interrogators sometimes continue to mistreat prisoners today.
For example, a Palestinian government official who was arrested and held by the Israelis for six weeks in the summer of 2005 later said that interrogators had left him tied for six to seven hours straight in the "shabach" position.
"It caused a lot of pain in my neck," Palestinian Minister of Labor Mohammed Barghouthi told The Christian Science Monitor.
"But the psychological pain is much worse."
Caused by the US taxpayer
Forced enslavement for more than 60 years
Amari refugee camp
But rather than being Shia and pro-Hezbollah, today's groups are largely Sunni and anti-Hezbollah.
Hence they qualify for US aid, funneled by Sunni financial backers in league with the Bush administration which is committed to funding Islamist Sunni groups to weaken Hezbollah.
BEHIND THE SCENE
Caused by the US taxpayer
Forced enslavement for more than 60 years
Jebaliya refugee camp
Coming home
Marwan Ibrahim Mahmoud Jabour said in his sworn affidavit that he would find himself subjected to similar — but even more intense — mistreatment by U.S. interrogators before he ended up on Israel's doorstep.
In Jabour's sworn affidavit, he presents himself as little more than a would-be jihadist.
In subsequent interviews with human rights groups and The Washington Post, he acknowledges having facilitated transportation and assistance for al Qaeda fighters fleeing Afghanistan into Pakistan after the 2001 U.S. invasion.
A U.S. ' counterterrorism official ' described him as "an all-around bad guy" who had contact with senior al Qaeda officials.
The offspring of Palestinian refugees, he spent his youth in Jordan and Saudi Arabia before moving to Pakistan in the 1990s to study computer engineering.
While in Pakistan he found religion, and a few years later he tried to answer the call of Saudi religious leaders who were urging followers to take up jihad against the Russians in Chechnya.
Jabour managed to make his way to Kabul, where he got a few months of rudimentary firearms instruction in a camp operated by the ' Taliban ' before being told that the Chechens didn't really want any more Arab fighters.
He returned to Pakistan and got married.
A couple of years later, after the September 11 attacks led to the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, he again felt the call — not to fight for al Qaeda, but "to protect Afghanistan as a Muslim country."
Jabour went to Afghanistan and tried to join a group of Arab fighters, but when the ' Taliban ' deserted them on the front line, he decided to go home again without firing a shot.
Jabour made the mistake of befriending an assortment of wounded, destitute ex-comrades who wandered into Pakistan after the conflict, his affidavit goes on.
In 2004, he says, Pakistani intelligence agents forced him and a friend into a car, put hoods on their heads and took them to a facility in Lahore where Jabour was beaten and tortured for several days before his captors handed him over to the Americans.
He then describes a haze of sedative injections and a jet ride.
Jabour found himself in a nameless facility where he says men in black uniforms and masks stripped off Jabour's clothes, bound him and put him in a tiny cell with a bucket for a toilet.
He remained naked and bound for three months, with a video camera suspended from the ceiling watching his every move.
Outside, large speakers played jet engine noises.
According to Jabour's affidavit, a U.S. interrogator told him that "whenever you hear this sound, you will remember why you are here" — a reference to the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
After interrogators questioned Jabour, he related, they would throw him back in his cell, tie him in various uncomfortable positions and then subject him to loud noises and music, sometimes for up to four days at a time.
"I would scream for them to stop … and I would tell them I was going to talk," he says.
On other occasions, he says in the affidavit, interrogators tied a rope to his handcuffs and lifted him up for several minutes at a time or squeezed him in a tiny closet that had breathing holes punched in the door (he would later tell human rights advocates and journalists that he was threatened only with being put in the closet).
By the time a year had passed, the affidavit goes on, the severity of Jabour's treatment eased somewhat.
He was still subjected to interrogations, but he was in a larger cell and his captors let him out occasionally to watch documentary films on DVD or to take books out of the facility's library, which had thousands of books in Arabic and other languages.
Eventually, they gave him a drawing pad and an electronic chessboard.
By then, apparently, the United States had decided that Jabour either had no more useful information to offer or was too small of a catch to bother keeping in custody.
In July 2006, a clerk at the facility suddenly told Jabour that he was about to be transferred.
"Where to?" Jabour asked.
The American, the affidavit says, told him he didn't know.
The next day, guards came to Jabour's cell, bound him in chains, taped cotton over his eyes and put plugs in his ears.
He says he was driven to an airport, loaded on another jet and injected with something that made him lose consciousness.
After the jet landed hours later, Jabour reports that he was carried into a building.
When his blindfold was removed, he was in a room with portraits of King Hussein and King Abdullah on the wall.
Jabour was back in Jordan, the land of his birth.
Jordanian agents began questioning him, he says, but the sessions were less brutal.
"The interrogators told me they know everything I've been through," he says.
For the first time, he was allowed to meet with a Red Cross representative.
He also was allowed to see his parents and other relatives.
But instead of releasing Jabour, the Jordanians turned the former U.S. prisoner over to the Israelis.
While U.S. interrogators reportedly have used the threat of rendition to Israel to frighten captives into talking, Jabour says that after a humiliating initial search (in which he was stripped and forced to squat several times), the Israelis didn't treat him quite as roughly as the Americans had.
He relates that he was questioned by a Shabak interrogator named Levi, who talked to him roughly a dozen times, three to four hours each time.
Levi had Jabour tell his life story, while Levi took notes on a computer.
None of the questions had anything to do with Israel or its national security, Jabour recalled in the affidavit.
Even so, Jabour was held without charges and was not allowed to see an attorney for the first month of his Israeli captivity.
Then, in late September 2006, he finally got a chance to speak with Nizar Mahajna, a lawyer for the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel, an Israeli human rights organization, who happened to run in to Jabour in the Kishon Prison where Jabar's military court hearing was taking place.
"I'm not one of them," Mahajna quotes Jabour as telling him, meaning that he was not a Palestinian from the West Bank or Gaza.
"Do you have time for me?"
"He seemed very frightened," the attorney would later recall.
In October 2006, Israeli security sources told ICIJ that Jabour most likely would be charged with membership in a terrorist organization, unauthorized military training and posing a threat to state security.
But apparently, over the next several weeks, Israeli officials changed their minds and decided that the former U.S. prisoner was not so much of a threat after all.
In November 2006, the day before a military court was scheduled to consider extending his remand, authorities simply released him to relatives in Gaza.
California Man Revealed as al Qaeda Leader
July 07, 2006
For the first time, a former Orange County, Calif. teenage rock music fan has revealed his role as a top al Qaeda leader.
Adam Gadahn, who disappeared from California seven years ago, appeared unmasked on an al Qaeda tape made public on the internet today.
As previously reported by ABC News, the FBI had concluded that the masked man was Gadahn based on voice analysis of previous al Qaeda tapes.   On today's tape, Gadahn is bearded, wearing a turban.
He denounces U.S. soldiers in Iraq and their alleged murder and rapes of Iraqi citizens.
"Who are the real terrorists?" Gadahn asks.
When referring to the alleged atrocities committed by U.S. Marines in Iraq, Gadahn also says, "It's hard to imagine that any compassionate person could see pictures... and not want to go on a shooting spree at the Marines' housing facilities at Camp Pendleton."
Camp Pendleton is located just south of where Gadahn grew up in California.
There was no immediate response from Gadahn's family, which still lives in California.
They had previously denied he was the masked figure on al Qaeda tapes.  
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Rising from the dead!
Details of his death vary:  he was either killed accidently in an American counter-terrorism operation or died — also by accident — in a US airstrike.
However, it’s a known fact that some terrorists “rise from the dead” here and there, after being proclaimed deceased by the US administration.
Rising from the dead!  Adam Yahiye Gadahn born Adam Pearlman.

Details of his death vary: he was either killed accidently in an American counter-terrorism operation or died – also by accident – in a US airstrike.

However, it’s a known fact that some terrorists “rise from the dead” here and there, after being proclaimed deceased by the US administration.

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American aircraft dropping weapons to ISIS, says Iraq MP
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This begs the question of who is supplying the Islamic State with arms.
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Wesley Clark: "Our friends and allies funded ISIS to destroy Hezbollah"
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Three of the arrested military advisors working with ISIS are dual citizens of the United States and Israel, while the fourth advisor is from a Persian Gulf country, Iraq’s Sarma News Agency said.
The detained foreign advisors have now been transferred with their foreign passports to Baghdad.
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Mossad Agent Pearlman Releases Phony "Al-Qaeda Tape"
While President Bush authorizes the CIA to bankroll and arm the real Al-Qaeda in Iran
Paul Joseph Watson/Prison Planet.com
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Adam Pearlman, the Jewish Mossad agent who once wrote stinging essays condemning Muslims as "bloodthirsty terrorists", has once again popped up as an "Al-Qaeda spokesman" to frighten the dwindling number of Americans who still believe Al-Qaeda exists outside of U.S. intelligence circles.
"An American member of al-Qaida warned President Bush on Tuesday to end U.S. involvement in all Muslim lands or face an attack worse than the Sept. 11 suicide assault, according to a new videotape."
"Wearing a white robe and a turban, Adam Yehiye Gadahn, who also goes by the name Azzam al-Amriki, said al-Qaida would not negotiate on its demands," reports the Associated Press.
Who is the mysterious Adam Yehiye Gadahn?
The FBI lists Gadahn's aliases as Abu Suhayb Al-Amriki, Abu Suhayb, Yihya Majadin Adams, Adam Pearlman, and Yayah.
Adam Pearlman is his real name and his grandfather is none other than the late Carl K. Pearlman; a prominent Jewish urologist in Orange County.
Carl was also a member of the board of directors of the Anti-Defamation League, which was caught spying on Americans for Israel in 1993.
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Mike Rivero has the scoop at WhatReallyHappened.com .
Israel's Mossad intelligence agency was caught in 2002 creating a phony Al-Qaeda group to justify attacks on Palestinians.
Pearlman has a knack of releasing his tapes at the most politically opportune time for Bush, having first burst onto the scene shortly before the 2004 presidential election and then again right after Katrina when the President's approval rating was tanking fast.
Even more mainstream publications, like the Los Angeles City Beat, have dismissed Pearlman before as nothing more than "cartoonish propaganda."
Pearlman had a hippy upbringing, a brief but intense flirtation with death metal and before a sudden transformation, once referred to Muslims as “bloodthirsty, barbaric terrorists.”
Pearlman was a hardcore Jewish Zionist and wrote essays and screeds bashing the Muslim faith.
He even got into fights at mosques and beat up Muslim worshippers.
Pearlman's personal history and the highly suspicious nature in which he suddenly professed his conversion to Islam in a single Internet posting and later appeared on the scene as a spokesman for "Al-Qaeda" are all the ingredients needed to draw the conclusion that Pearlman is working as a double agent and most likely for Mossad.
The Pearlman tape was once again obtained by the IntelCenter group, a U.S. government contractor, and it's head Ben Venzke has given the tape credence in media interviews concerning the story.
In our previous groundbreaking expose, we unveiled the ties between Intelcenter, a group that regularly 'obtains' Al-Qaeda tapes and the Pentagon.
Intelcenter is an offshoot of IDEFENSE, which was staffed by a senior military psy-op intelligence officer Jim Melnick, who has worked directly for Donald Rumsfeld.
Intelcenter were behind the October 2006 release of the "laughing hijackers" tape that showed Mohammad Atta and Ziad Jarrah allegedly attending a 2000 Al-Qaeda meeting and reading their last will and testament.
Segments of the video that were interspersed with footage of the "laughing hijackers," Jarrah and Atta, showing Bin Laden giving a speech to an audience in Afghanistan on January 8 2000, were culled from what terror experts described as surveillance footage taken by a "security agency."
News reports at the time contained the admission that the U.S. government had been in possession of the footage since 2002, while others said it was found when the United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001.
Yet it was still bizarrely reported that the tape, bearing all the hallmarks of having been filmed and edited by undercover US intelligence and having admittedly been in US possession for five years, was released over the weekend of September 31/October 1 by Al-Qaeda.
The video also contained segments that were first broadcast in a British documentary called The Road to Guantanamo, which was originally aired in March 2006.
The context of the corresponding scene in the dramatized documentary featured U.S. interrogators attempting to coerce Gitmo detainees into confessing Al-Qaeda membership by showing them fake videos where their likeness had been computer generated to appear as if they were in attendance during Bin Laden's January 8 2000 speech.
Monster in the closet
The monster in the closet is once again being waved in front of the American people's faces in order to quell bubbling national resentment about the ongoing carnage in Iraq and the fact that May was the deadliest month in terms of our boys returning home in flag-draped caskets.
Meanwhile, President Bush has authorized the CIA to bankroll and arm Jundullah, a Sunni Al-Qaeda organization, to attack Iran in order to destabilize Ahmadinejad's government.
While Bush grandstands in his Rose Garden speech about how Al-Qaeda wants to kill our children and as Mossad agent Pearlman rants on a video tape about a new 9/11, the only real Al-Qaeda are being equipped, funded and trained by our own government to kill innocent civilians in the Middle East in order to pave the way for the next chapter of Neo-Con blood-letting.
Crude propaganda tapes foisted on us at home in an effort to hoodwink us into supporting it all.
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Wrongful Imprisonment: Anatomy of a CIA Mistake
German Citizen Released After Months in 'Rendition'
By Dana Priest
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, December 4, 2005; Page A01
Khaled Masri on CBS's 60 minutes

In May 2004, the White House dispatched the U.S. ambassador in Germany to pay an unusual visit to that country's interior minister. Ambassador Daniel R. Coats carried instructions from the US State Department transmitted via the CIA  Berlin station because they were too sensitive and highly classified for regular diplomatic channels, according to several people with knowledge of the conversation.
Khaled Masri on CBS's 60 minutes.
Photo Credit: CBS, 60 Minutes
In May 2004, the White House dispatched the U.S. ambassador in Germany to pay an unusual visit to that country's interior minister.
Ambassador Daniel R. Coats carried instructions from the State Department transmitted via the CIA's Berlin station because they were too sensitive and highly classified for regular diplomatic channels, according to several people with knowledge of the conversation.
Coats informed the German minister that the CIA had wrongfully imprisoned one of its citizens, Khaled Masri, for five months, and would soon release him, the sources said.
There was also a request: that the German government not disclose what it had been told even if Masri went public.
The U.S. officials feared exposure of a covert action program designed to capture terrorism suspects abroad and transfer them among countries, and possible legal challenges to the CIA from Masri and others with similar allegations.
The Masri case, with new details gleaned from interviews with current and former intelligence and diplomatic officials, offers a rare study of how pressure on the CIA to apprehend al Qaeda members after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has led in some instances to detention based on thin or speculative evidence.   The case also shows how complicated it can be to correct errors in a system built and operated in secret.
The CIA, working with other intelligence agencies, has captured an estimated 3,000 people, including several key leaders of al Qaeda, in its campaign to dismantle terrorist networks.   It is impossible to know, however, how many mistakes the CIA and its foreign partners have made.
Unlike the military's prison for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba — where 180 prisoners have been freed after a review of their cases — there is no tribunal or judge to check the evidence against those picked up by the CIA.   The same bureaucracy that decides to capture and transfer a suspect for interrogation — a process called "rendition" — is also responsible for policing itself for errors.
The CIA inspector general is investigating a growing number of what it calls "erroneous renditions," according to several former and current intelligence officials.
One official said about three dozen names fall in that category; others believe it is fewer.   The list includes several people whose identities were offered by al Qaeda figures during CIA interrogations, officials said.   One turned out to be an innocent college professor who had given the al Qaeda member a bad grade, one official said.
"They picked up the wrong people, who had no information.   In many, many cases there was only some vague association" with terrorism, one CIA officer said.
While the CIA admitted to Germany's then-Interior Minister Otto Schily that it had made a mistake, it has labored to keep the specifics of Masri's case from becoming public.   As a German prosecutor works to verify or debunk Masri's claims of kidnapping and torture, the part of the German government that was informed of his ordeal has remained publicly silent.   Masri's attorneys say they intend to file a lawsuit in U.S. courts this week.
Masri was held for five months largely because the head of the CIA's Counterterrorist Center's al Qaeda unit "believed he was someone else," one former CIA official said.   "She didn't really know.   She just had a hunch."
The CIA declined to comment for this article, as did Coats and a spokesman at the German Embassy in Washington.   Schily did not respond to several requests for comment last week.
CIA officials stress that apprehensions and renditions are among the most sure-fire ways to take potential terrorists out of circulation quickly.   In 2000, then-CIA Director George J. Tenet said that "renditions have shattered terrorist cells and networks, thwarted terrorist plans, and in some cases even prevented attacks from occurring."
After the September 2001 attacks, pressure to locate and nab potential terrorists, even in the most obscure parts of the world, bore down hard on one CIA office in particular, the Counterterrorist Center, or CTC, located until recently in the basement of one of the older buildings on the agency's sprawling headquarters compound.   With operations officers and analysts sitting side by side, the idea was to act on tips and leads with dramatic speed.
The possibility of missing another attack loomed large.   "Their logic was: If one of them gets loose and someone dies, we'll be held responsible," said one CIA officer, who, like others interviewed for this article, would speak only anonymously because of the secretive nature of the subject.
To carry out its mission, the CTC relies on its Rendition Group, made up of case officers, paramilitaries, analysts and psychologists.   Their job is to figure out how to snatch someone off a city street, or a remote hillside, or a secluded corner of an airport where local authorities wait.
Members of the Rendition Group follow a simple but standard procedure: Dressed head to toe in black, including masks, they blindfold and cut the clothes off their new captives, then administer an enema and sleeping drugs.   They outfit detainees in a diaper and jumpsuit for what can be a day-long trip.   Their destinations: either a detention facility operated by cooperative countries in the Middle East and Central Asia, including Afghanistan, or one of the CIA's own covert prisons — referred to in classified documents as "black sites," which at various times have been operated in eight countries, including several in Eastern Europe.
In the months after the Sept. 11 attacks, the CTC was the place to be for CIA officers wanting in on the fight.   The staff ballooned from 300 to 1,200 nearly overnight.
"It was the Camelot of counterterrorism," a former counterterrorism official said.   "We didn't have to mess with others — and it was fun."
Terrorism
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and their
children,
for it is
to them
the debt befalls
Thousands of tips and allegations about potential threats poured in after the attacks.   Stung by the failure to detect the plot, CIA officers passed along every tidbit.   The process of vetting and evaluating information suffered greatly, former and current intelligence officials said.   "Whatever quality control mechanisms were in play on September 10th were eliminated on September 11th," a former senior intelligence official said.
J. Cofer Black, a professorial former spy who spent years chasing Osama bin Laden, was the CTC's director.   With a flair for melodrama, Black had earned special access to the White House after he briefed President Bush on the CIA's war plan for Afghanistan.
Colleagues recall that he would return from the White House inspired and talking in missionary terms.   Black, now in the private security business, declined to comment.
Some colleagues said his fervor was in line with the responsibility Bush bestowed on the CIA when he signed a top secret presidential finding six days after the 9/11 attacks.   It authorized an unprecedented range of covert action, including lethal measures and renditions, disinformation campaigns and cyber attacks against the al Qaeda enemy, according to current and former intelligence officials.   Black's attitude was exactly what some CIA officers believed was needed to get the job done.
Others criticized Black's CTC for embracing a "Hollywood model" of operations, as one former longtime CIA veteran called it, eschewing the hard work of recruiting agents and penetrating terrorist networks.   Instead, the new approach was similar to the flashier paramilitary operations that had worked so well in Afghanistan, and played well at the White House, where the president was keeping a scorecard of captured or killed terrorists.
The person most often in the middle of arguments over whether to dispatch a rendition team was a former Soviet analyst with spiked hair that matched her in-your-face personality who heads the CTC's al Qaeda unit, according to a half-dozen CIA veterans who know her.   Her name is being withheld because she is under cover.
She earned a reputation for being aggressive and confident, just the right quality, some colleagues thought, for a commander in the CIA's global war on terrorism.   Others criticized her for being overzealous and too quick to order paramilitary action.
The CIA and Guantanamo Bay
One way the CIA has dealt with detainees it no longer wants to hold is to transfer them to the custody of the U.S. military at Guantanamo Bay, where defense authorities decide whether to keep or release them after a review.
About a dozen men have been transferred by the CIA to Guantanamo Bay, according to a Washington Post review of military tribunal testimony and other records.   Some CIA officials have argued that the facility has become, as one former senior official put it, "a dumping ground" for CIA mistakes.
But several former intelligence officials dispute that and defend the transfer of CIA detainees to military custody.   They acknowledged that some of those sent to Guantanamo Bay are prisoners who, after interrogation and review, turned out to have less valuable information than originally suspected.   Still, they said, such prisoners are dangerous and would attack if given the chance.
Among those released from Guantanamo is Mamdouh Habib, an Egyptian-born Australian citizen, apprehended by a CIA team in Pakistan in October 2001, then sent to Egypt for interrogation, according to court papers.   He has alleged that he was burned by cigarettes, given electric shocks and beaten by Egyptian captors.   After six months, he was flown to Guantanamo Bay and let go earlier this year without being charged.
Another CIA former captive, according to declassified testimony from military tribunals and other records, is Mohamedou Oulad Slahi, a Mauritanian and former Canada resident, who says he turned himself in to the Mauritanian police 18 days after the 9/11 attacks because he heard the Americans were looking for him.   The CIA took him to Jordan, where he spent eight months undergoing interrogation, according to his testimony, before being taken to Guantanamo Bay.
Terrorism
all paid for
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taxpayers,
and their
children,
for it is
to them
the debt befalls
Another is Muhammad Saad Iqbal Madni, an Egyptian imprisoned by Indonesia authorities in January 2002 after he was heard talking — he says jokingly — about a new shoe bomb technology.   He was flown to Egypt for interrogation and returned to CIA hands four months later, according to one former intelligence official.   After being held for 13 months in Afghanistan, he was taken to Guantanamo Bay, according to his testimony.
The Masri Case
Khaled Masri came to the attention of Macedonian authorities on New Year's Eve 2003.   Masri, an unemployed father of five living in Ulm, Germany, said he had gone by bus to Macedonia to blow off steam after a spat with his wife.   He was taken off a bus at the Tabanovce border crossing by police because his name was similar to that of an associate of a 9/11 hijacker.   The police drove him to Skopje, the capital, and put him in a motel room with darkened windows, he said in a recent telephone interview from Germany.
The police treated Masri firmly but cordially, asking about his passport, which they insisted was forged, about al Qaeda and about his hometown mosque, he said.   When he pressed them to let him go, they displayed their pistols.
Unbeknown to Masri, the Macedonians had contacted the CIA station in Skopje.   The station chief was on holiday.   But the deputy chief, a junior officer, was excited about the catch and about being able to contribute to the counterterrorism fight, current and former intelligence officials familiar with the case said.
"The Skopje station really wanted a scalp because everyone wanted a part of the game," a CIA officer said.   Because the European Division chief at headquarters was also on vacation, the deputy dealt directly with the CTC and the head of its al Qaeda unit.
In the first weeks of 2004, an argument arose over whether the CIA should take Masri from local authorities and remove him from the country for interrogation, a classic rendition operation.
The director of the al Qaeda unit supported that approach.   She insisted he was probably a terrorist, and should be imprisoned and interrogated immediately.
Others were doubtful.   They wanted to wait to see whether the passport was proved fraudulent.   Beyond that, there was no evidence Masri was not who he claimed to be — a German citizen of Arab descent traveling after a disagreement with his wife.
The unit's director won the argument.   She ordered Masri captured and flown to a CIA prison in Afghanistan.
On the 23rd day of his motel captivity, the police videotaped Masri, then bundled him, handcuffed and blindfolded, into a van and drove to a closed-off building at the airport, Masri said.   There, in silence, someone cut off his clothes.   As they changed his blindfold, "I saw seven or eight men with black clothing and wearing masks," he later said in an interview.   He said he was drugged to sleep for a long plane ride.
Afghanistan
Masri said his cell in Afghanistan was cold, dirty and in a cellar, with no light and one dirty cover for warmth.   The first night he said he was kicked and beaten and warned by an interrogator: "You are here in a country where no one knows about you, in a country where there is no law.   If you die, we will bury you, and no one will know."
Masri was guarded during the day by Afghans, he said.   At night, men who sounded as if they spoke American-accented English showed up for the interrogation.   Sometimes a man he believed was a doctor in a mask came to take photos, draw blood and collect a urine sample.
Kyrgyzstan is not a beachhead for war
Terrorism
all paid for
by US
taxpayers,
and their
children,
for it is
to them
the debt befalls
Back at the CTC, Masri's passport was given to the Office of Technical Services to analyze.   By March, OTS had concluded the passport was genuine.   The CIA had imprisoned the wrong man.
At the CIA, the question was: Now what? Some officials wanted to go directly to the German government; others did not.   Someone suggested a reverse rendition: Return Masri to Macedonia and release him.   "There wouldn't be a trace.   No airplane tickets.   Nothing.   No one would believe him," one former official said.   "There would be a bump in the press, but then it would be over."
Once the mistake reached Tenet, he laid out the options to his counterparts, including the idea of not telling the Germans.   Condoleezza Rice, then Bush's national security adviser, and Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage argued they had to be told, a position Tenet took, according to one former intelligence official.
"You couldn't have the president lying to the German chancellor" should the issue come up, a government official involved in the matter said.
Senior State Department officials decided to approach Interior Minister Schily, who had been a steadfast Bush supporter even when differences over the Iraq war strained ties between the two countries.   Ambassador Coats had excellent rapport with Schily.
The CIA argued for minimal disclosure of information.   The State Department insisted on a truthful, complete statement.   The two agencies quibbled over whether it should include an apology, according to officials.
Meanwhile, Masri was growing desperate.   There were rumors that a prisoner had died under torture.   Masri could not answer most questions put to him.   He said he steadied himself by talking with other prisoners and reading the Koran.
A week before his release in late May 2004, Masri said he was visited in prison by a German man with a goatee who called himself Sam.   Masri said he asked him if he were from the German government and whether the government knew he was there.   Sam said he could not answer either question.
"Does my wife at least know I'm here?" Masri asked.
"No, she does not," Sam replied, according to Masri.
Sam told Masri he was going to be released soon but that he would not receive any documents or papers confirming his ordeal.   The Americans would never admit they had taken him prisoner, Sam added, according to Masri.
On the day of his release, the prison's director, who Masri believed was an American, told Masri that he had been held because he "had a suspicious name," Masri said in an interview.
Several intelligence and diplomatic officials said Macedonia did not want the CIA to bring Masri back inside the country, so the agency arranged for him to be flown to Albania.   Masri said he was taken to a narrow country road at dusk.   When they let him off, "They asked me not to look back when I started walking," Masri said.   "I was afraid they would shoot me in the back."
He said he was quickly met by three armed men.   They drove all night, arriving in the morning at Mother Teresa Airport in Tirana.   Masri said he was escorted onto the plane, past all the security checkpoints, by an Albanian.
Masri has been reunited with his children and wife, who had moved the family to Lebanon because she did not know where her husband was.   Unemployed and lonely, Masri says neither his German nor Arab friends dare associate with him because of the publicity.
Meanwhile, a German prosecutor continues to work Masri's case.   A Macedonia bus driver has confirmed that Masri was taken away by border guards on the date he gave investigators.   A forensic analysis of Masri's hair showed he was malnourished during the period he says he was in the prison.   Flight logs show a plane registered to a CIA front company flew out of Macedonia on the day Masri says he went to Afghanistan.
Masri can find few words to explain his ordeal.   "I have very bad feelings" about the United States, he said.   "I think it's just like in the Arab countries: arresting people, treating them inhumanly and less than that, and with no rights and no laws."
Staff researcher Julie Tate contributed to this article.
© 2005 The Washington Post Company
Yisler refused to comment on accusations that the hooding technique, the shabh, sleep deprivation and forced stripping were still being used by Israel.   Yisler ended the interview and refused to answer further questions, insisting that written questions be submitted to his office....
“It is not secret at all, there are many Israeli experts on torture who are transferring to the Americans their accumulative experience of thirty seven years of torturing and mistreating Palestinians,” al-Sanai told Aljazeera.net.

He said that American officers joined Israeli army units in Jenin several months ago for the purpose of learning Israeli methods and techniques of repressing civilians, which the Americans, he said, later applied in Iraq.

“It took Israel 37 years to develop and perfect these barbaric methods of repression and humiliation.   Surprisingly, the Americans surpassed and outmatched the Israelis in their savagery in less than two years.”

          
          
 

Thousands of Palestinians say they were tortured by Israel
Israeli lessons for the US in Iraq
By Khalid Amayreh in the West Bank
Friday 07 May 2004
The torturing of Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghuraib prison by US occupying forces has shocked the world — but for most Palestinians they come as no surprise.
In fact, tens of thousands of Palestinians who have served time in Israeli prisons and detention centres see striking similarities between Israeli treatment of Palestinian prisoners and American treatment of Iraqi detainees.
In some cases, the torture technique or form of mistreatment is almost identical, some former Palestinian prisoners told Aljazeera.net.
Hisham Abd al-Razzaq is a Palestinian Authority minister in charge of overseeing and catering for more than 7000 Palestinian prisoners in Israel, many of them interned without charge or trial.
He believes that what the Americans are doing to the Iraqis amounts to a “carbon copy” of what the Israelis have been doing to the Palestinians.
“I am inclined to think that the Americans copied the Israeli techniques.   I can’t prove it in an objective manner, but the striking similarities are overwhelming.”
Abd al-Razzaq, who himself experienced many forms of torture during his lengthy imprisonment in an Israeli jail prior to the Oslo Accords in 1993, described physical and psychological torture as the “modus operandi” of Israeli treatment of Palestinian detainees.
Torture techniques
He said that the so-called hooding technique — whereby the detainee's head is covered with a rancid-smelling sack for weeks or months — was always “the first order of business” in Israeli interrogation centres.
“The hooding itself is not an interrogation method.  Its purpose is not to extract confessions from the suspect, but rather to demoralise him and destroy his mental balance.”
The hooding itself is not an interrogation method.   Its purpose is not to extract confessions from the suspect, but rather to demoralise him and destroy his mental balance
Hisham Abd al-Razzaq,
Palestinian Authority minister
Abd al-Razzaq said that the filthy sack that he too was forced to wear was made up of three or four layers to make sure that the suspect “breathes the least possible amount of oxygen, enough to keep him or her alive”.
In addition to the hooding, Israel, according to consistent reports by international human rights groups as well as testimonies by Palestinian detainees, continues to use harsh means of torture, both for extracting confessions and as a punishment for opposing the Israeli occupation.
These include, inter alia, brutal beating, (taltul) or violent shaking, forced-stripping, sleep deprivation (by playing extremely loud music inside a detainee’s cell), cold baths in winter, actual or threatened sexual abuse, as well as the notorious shabh technique whereby a suspect is tied tightly to a small chair, with his hands tied to his back, for weeks.
Similarity denied
Ofer Yisler, spokesman for the Israeli Prison Authority, vehemently denies any “similarity between our treatment of the Palestinians and what we have seen in Iraq”.
“There is no comparison whatsoever, what the Americans did in Iraq is something entirely different.”
But Yisler refused to comment on accusations that the hooding technique, the shabh, sleep deprivation and forced stripping were still being used by Israel.   Yisler ended the interview and refused to answer further questions, insisting that written questions be submitted to his office. <.font>
 
Palestinians say the US learned
its torture tactics from Israel
Yisler’s reluctance to speak, however, seems to underscore Israel’s desire to stay away from the international outcry over what happened in Iraq.
But Israeli-Arab Knesset member Talab al-Sanai says Israel is indirectly but heavily involved in “the systematic mistreatment of Iraqi people at the hands of the American occupation troops”.
Israeli experts
“It is not secret at all, there are many Israeli experts on torture in Iraq who are transferring to the Americans their accumulative experience of thirty seven years of torturing and mistreating Palestinians,” al-Sanai told Aljazeera.net.
He said that American officers joined Israeli army units in Jenin several months ago for the purpose of learning Israeli methods and techniques of repressing civilians, which the Americans, he said, later applied in Iraq.
“It took Israel 37 years to develop and perfect these barbaric methods of repression and humiliation.   Surprisingly, the Americans surpassed and outmatched the Israelis in their savagery in less than two years.”
Al-Sanai condemned American behaviour in Iraq as “manifestly criminal”, dismissing claims by the Bush administration that the torture incidents were isolated.
“Here in Israel, it is an ugly occupation, and Israel doesn’t make any pretensions about it.   But in Iraq, the United States is murdering, humiliating, torturing and raping the Iraqis under the rubric of freedom and democracy:
“Perhaps this is what they really mean  when they talk about freedom and democracy: namely, liberating the Iraqis from their dignity.”
                  Aljazeera
The object of torture is torture
George Orwell, 1984
In Argentina "transferal" referred to the process of taking a person from the Naval Mechanics' School in Buenos Aires known locally as ESMA.
In an earlier incarnation it was an officers' casino.
In its later incarnation it was one of the detention centers to which political dissidents, leaders of the opposition and those considered a threat to the military dictatorship were taken from March 1976 until the end of 1983.
Its name notwithstanding, it would only have been considered a "school" by those who consider the use of torture as a teaching device to educate people as to what they should say to the torturer.
According to a description by Larry Rohter of the New York Times, the building had a long hall the name of which had something in common with "transferal" and "rendition." Its name was a euphemism. It was called "Happiness Avenue."
There were no stores on Happiness Avenue as there are on some of the elegant avenues in Buenos Aires. There were just rooms in which acts of torture took place.
"Happiness Avenue" was not a one-way street. Once the authorities completed the torture, which could go on for extended periods, the victim was drugged and participated in what the Argentine navy called "transferal."
The victim was taken to the airport, placed in an airplane, flown over and then thrown into the ocean.
Drowning was much pleasanter than the activities on Happiness Avenue. It had an end.
The United States uses "rendition" which loosely translated means "we provide the body, you perform the torture."
"We" is the United States government in the guise of the CIA and "you" is the country to which those the soon-to-be-tortured are sent.
Those who participate in rendition are sent to countries where torture is an accepted way of extracting information.
That is not, however, why they are sent there.
According to a report in the New York Times prisoners are moved to other countries in order to help the United States with budgetary problems.
Administration officials have said that sending prisoners to Egypt, for example, is an alternative to the "costly, manpower-intensive process of housing them in the United States or in American-run facilities in other countries."
The fact that those countries engage in torture is nothing more than a coincidence.
Even though rendition is primarily a money saving device, a number of individuals were tortured following their rendition.
Maher Ara is a Canadian citizen who was arrested at Kennedy airport, transferred to and tortured in Syria before being released without being charged with a crime.
Khaled el-Masri was arrested on the Serbia-Macedonia border, held and tortured for five months and then released without being charged.
His captors told him it was a case of mistaken identity.
They meant to torture someone else with his name.
He was an incidental beneficiary of the torture rather than its intended target.
Christopher Brauchli is a lawyer in Boulder, Colorado. He can be reached through his website: http://hraos.com/
      U.S. doctors linked to POW `torture'     
      They took a scalpel to my right chest     
      CIA MI6 — Penis cut       
March 17, 2005
"We Weren't in Any Hurry to Call the Medics"
Bush's Herds: Ready to Kick Anyone in the Face
By BRIAN CLOUGHLEY
Reuters, March 7:
Soldiers depicted in the new video would not face criminal charges, the Pentagon said.
One section of the video showed a bound and wounded prisoner sprawled on the ground, and showed his bullet entry and exit wounds.
At one point, a US soldier kicked the prisoner in the face.
Army documents quoted a soldier at the scene as saying he 'thought the dude eventually died.
We weren't in any hurry to call the medics'.
Christians in America who applaud the murder of wounded prisoners
This is no surprise, because there are energetic Christians in America who applaud the murder of wounded prisoners.  They think it is wonderful to kill them.  They are proud that US soldiers kill helpless people.  Doubt me?  Read on.
Here is an email sent me following my piece in Counterpunch on March 7, from "Yours sincerely, Todd Hale, Senior Church Image Consultant (http://www.faithHighway.com/) and, who is one sick citizen, and wrote:
"You asked the question 'What was the reaction of most of the American people to the murder of a wounded, unarmed Iraqi lying helpless and barely conscious on the floor of a mosque in his own country?'
I think, based purely on the exit poll results of the recent Presidential election, re-affirming the current administration's stance on the war on terror, including Iraq, that most of the Americans, or at least 65 some odd million of them again based on the election results would be like mine; "Sucks to be him, he should not be fighting for an evil regime like Saddam Husseins, that aids and supports terrorists and has killed thousands of his own people with chemical weapons, and if said man does fight for Saddam, he risks death, even if he's wounded and lying on the floor of his mosque.  I only hope that someone shared the good news of the saving grace of Jesus Christ with him before he died.  You asked.  May God Bless your liberally challenged mind!"  [Emphasis in original.]
Let us all take a deep breath after these kindly words from a devout Christian and consider the rest of the Reuters' report:
"Army criminal investigators looked into the matter and decided no criminal charges were warranted against the soldiers.  Documents showed that the Army deemed the actions shown on the video "inappropriate" rather than criminal.  'It didn't rise to the level of criminal abuse, according to the investigations,' said LtCol Jeremy Martin, an Army spokesman at the Pentagon.  'Clearly, the soldiers probably exercised poor judgment . . . and I'm sure that they were admonished by their command for their actions'."
US military thug
Sure; the world can be certain that "their command" took disciplinary action.  Like issuing a bag of cookies and ten days' leave.  It is incredible to be told that a soldier who kicked a wounded prisoner was considered to have "exercised poor judgment".
The US military thug — for he cannot be dignified by the name of 'soldier'— kicked a helpless man in the face, but Lt. Col. Jeremy Martin, US Army, then spits in the faces of all of us when he says that the kicking "didn't rise [he meant, presumably, 'descend'] to the level of criminal abuse".
LtCol Jeremy Martin should go join Mr Todd Hale, the equally caring Senior Church Image Consultant, because they would have a lot to agree about.
Robot *
LtCol Jeremy Martin of the Pentagon has no conscience.  He is a robot, poor fellow.  He is doing his duty as he sees it, of course, in the same fashion as the Army face-kickers and the Guantanamo Bay torturers and the Marine who murdered the unarmed, wounded prisoner lying semi-conscious on the floor of a mosque in Iraq last November, to the approval of millions of Americans.
He is a performing puppet, an unthinking, manipulated, rag-doll-in-uniform who does his best to please his masters, like countless other grey people for whom individual thought is a terrifying concept.
Big problem for America
And this is the big problem for America.  It is the little people, the Jeremy Martins of the uniformed brothers and the Todd Hales of the church brothers, who lead the populace in endorsing and actively supporting evil.
They are just folks like other folks, of course.
They live down the street or on the next block and they have 1.7 kids, an SUV and a couple of bicycles, a liking for the local baseball team, clean living and Church cookouts, and a deep and terrible ignorance of humanity, history, and tolerance.
Nazi Germany
Does anyone read William Shirer's 'Berlin Diary: Journal of a Foreign Correspondent' nowadays?
He was a gifted American reporter who described life in Nazi Germany from 1934 through 1941 (and in 1959 wrote his masterpiece, 'The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich'), but the diary itself is a story of personal despair and recounts the series of Germany's national catastrophes that "slipped inexorably towards the abyss of war and self-destruction".
Bush has plunged America into the abyss of everlasting war, and the parallels between what Bush America is becoming and what Hitler's Germany became in the 1930s are as startling as they are repellent.
In Nuremberg in September 1934, Shirer wrote that "when Hitler finally appeared on the balcony for a moment [the faces in the audience] reminded me of the crazed expressions I saw once in the back country of Louisiana on the faces of some Holy Rollers . . . They looked up to him as if he were a Messiah . . ." and went on to record Hitler's shriek that "We are strong and we will get stronger!"
Shedding of their individual souls and minds
"There, in the floodlit night . . . the little men of Germany who have made Nazism possible achieved the highest state of being . . .: the shedding of their individual souls and minds — with the personal doubts and responsibilities and problems — until under the mystic lights . . . they were merged in the herd."
And in just such a speech on October 30, 2004 at the Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (it's on the White House website), Bush said exactly the same thing: "We are strong, and we will get stronger."  And there was rapturous applause, just as at Hitler's Nuremberg. " . . . you know where I stand and where I intend to lead this country."  [Applause.] Audience:  "Four more years!  Four more years!  Four more years!",  just as Hitler was greeted with the adoring mass chant of  'Sieg Heil!,  Sieg Heil!,  Sieg Heil!'
The little people of America were speaking to Bush.  In the words of William Shirer describing Hitler's Germany, these were extremist Americans exactly like the Germans who "achieved the highest state of being . . .: the shedding of their individual souls and minds — with the personal doubts and responsibilities and problems — until under the mystic lights . . . they were merged in the herd."
Moral sewer that he made Germany become
It was the "little men", the ordinary people of the country, who first allowed and then encouraged Hitler to thrive in the moral sewer that he made Germany become in the Thirties.  On March 3, 1934, in a speech in Frankfurt, his vicious associate, Herman Goering declared: "Fellow Germans, my measures will not be crippled by any judicial thinking.  My measures will not be crippled by any bureaucracy.  I won't have to worry about justice, my mission is only to destroy and exterminate."
The modern Goering, John Bolton, nominated by Bush to be ambassador to the United Nations in a calculated insult to the entire world, believes "It is a big mistake for us to grant any validity to international law even when it may seem in our short-term interest to do so."
Beware, all those who seek justice, because, as Bolton wrote earlier, "Treaties are 'law' only for US domestic purposes" and have no meaning otherwise.
Hitler was given to double-think and double-speak, too
When international agreements become inconvenient for Bush Washington they can be unilaterally abrogated in a curt and contemptuous two paragraph note to the UN, as sent by Rice last week when Bush cancelled yet another long-standing accord.  What sort of example does Bush think this conveys to the world?
It is absurd for him to complain that other countries do not abide by international treaties or UN Security Council resolutions while he cancels US adherence to treaties and ignores flouting of UN resolutions by countries whose leaders have his approval.  But Hitler was given to double-think and double-speak, too, like all tinpot autocrats and would-be emperors.
The historian John Toland wrote in his masterly 'Adolf Hitler' (Doubleday, New York, 1976) that in mid-30s Germany "a revolution was going on, but since it was almost bloodless, many Germans did not, or chose not, to realize it.
This preliminary stage of the Revolution was given an innocuous name: 'Co-ordination'.
It appeared to be an efficient process of unifying the nation and was received with little alarm."
And just as the Patriot Act was thrust under the guard of the American people, so the German Nazis unified their country with promises of better things to come, emphasis on ultra-national pride, and utter contempt for foreigners and those within their national borders who did not conform to the standards of what the Leadership dictated.
For the Protection of the People and the State
The Nazi's equivalent of the Patriot Act was the decree "For the Protection of the People and the State" of February 28, 1933, which laid down that:
"Paragraphs 114, 115, 117, 118, 123, 124, and 153 in the German Reich Constitution are provisionally null and void.  Accordingly, the restrictions on personal freedom and the right to express opinions freely, including freedoms of the press, association, and assembly; monitoring of letters, cables, and telephone calls, searches of homes, and expropriation of property, and restrictions thereon, are hereby revoked within the limits previously stipulated in the law."
It is bizarre that not a single US legislator actually read the Patriot Act before voting for it (although one honorable and intelligent senator voted against it and was of course then reviled).  It was impossible to read it before voting, given the length of the document, the hundreds of cross-references, and the time available.
And millions of Americans who haven't read the Act or know anything about it agree with it completely because they have been brainwashed to embrace fanaticism.
Uncannily similar to Hitler's decree that set Germany on the slide to moral destruction
The Patriot Act is uncannily similar to Hitler's decree that set Germany on the slide to moral destruction, and unlike the Patriot missile system, it actually works.  (During the invasion of Iraq, US Patriot missiles downed a US Navy F-18 and a British Tornado, and a Patriot radar was destroyed by a USAF F-16 before it could be vaporized, too.)
I wrote in May last year that "The Patriot Act alters 15 Statutes.  The prerogatives, personal authority and dominance of the president of the United States have been extended to include drastic and quasi-imperial powers that threaten the liberties of all Americans."
This followed a speech by Bush to the faithful in the Chocolate Ballroom in Hershey, Pennsylvania when he declared to cheers that "The Patriot Act defends our liberty . . . It's essential law . . . It's a law that is making America safer . . . It doesn't make any sense to scale it back".
But if an American dares criticize the president in vehement terms, and that fact is recorded by some busybody, then the FBI can place such information on a citizen's file.  (This has happened.)  The citizen will never know about this, except through revelation by true American patriots, because the FBI's subpoena cannot be challenged in court and the victim of the Patriot Act is kept in ignorance about its ever being served.
Can this be freedom?  No: this is Bush freedom.
Which includes the freedom for a US citizen in uniform to kick a manacled prisoner in the face and for the world to be told that his cowardly cruelty was only a matter of "poor judgment".
It is the freedom for a US citizen in uniform to kill helpless, wounded, unarmed captives, secure in the knowledge that millions of good Christian Americans, including 'Todd Hale, Senior Church Image Consultant', will approve the murder and defend it against all tenets of law and morality.
Millions of people become simultaneously impressed with one delusion, and run after it
Charles Mackay, in his "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds", published in 1841, was of the opinion that "In reading the history of nations we find that . . . millions of people become simultaneously impressed with one delusion, and run after it until their attention is caught by some folly more captivating than the first.
We see one nation suddenly seized, from the highest to its lowest members, with a fierce desire for military glory . . . Men, it has been well said, think in herds . . ."
Bush "freedom" is based on the belief of Cheney, Bolton, Rice, Rumsfeld, and other warped figures in the Nazi creed that "We are strong and we will get stronger".
The catchword has caught the attention — the worship — of the deluded crowds, the herds, the millions who have been brainwashed by patriotic persuasion that if they disagree with national policy they are traitors, no matter how immoral that policy might be.
Hitler's sycophants applauded his insane ambitions to dominate the world, and in Bush Washington the same type of people bow and scrape and applaud his voodoo schemes to impose "freedom" by the bomb and the bullet.
America has lost all international moral authority it ever had, courtesy of a messianic ninny who seeks to construct an ethically corrupt system that encourages the strong to persecute the weak, the rich to despise the poor, and credulous bigots to triumph over common sense and decency.
If someone doesn't agree with you, then go kick him in the face.
It doesn't demand thought, and millions of people will think you're a great patriot.
Brian Cloughley writes on military and political affairs.  He can be reached through his website www.briancloughley.com
 
Published on Thursday, March 3, 2005 by CommonDreams.org
Torture Endangers the Soul of Our Nation
by Phillis Engelbert
 
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.
Approved by the highest level of government
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?
Government going to operate on 'the dark side.'
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.
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.
Suspending from doorframes by wrists, beatings with fists and objects, electrical shocks, dogs allowed to bite
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.
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."
We subject people to unimaginable pain — United States long the self-proclaimed global 'human-rights standard-bearer.'
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.
Phillis Engelbert is Executive Director of Michigan Peaceworks based in Ann Arbor, Michigan
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US Israel Murder
Five Israelis were seen filming as jet liners ploughed into the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 ...

Were they part of a massive spy ring which shadowed the 9/11 hijackers and knew that al-Qaeda planned a devastating terrorist attack on the USA?
Neil Mackay investigates
THERE was ruin and terror in Manhattan, but, over the Hudson River in New Jersey, a handful of men were dancing.   As the World Trade Centre burned and crumpled, the five men celebrated and filmed the worst atrocity ever committed on American soil as it played out before their eyes.
Who do you think they were?   Palestinians?   Saudis?   Iraqis, even?   Al-Qaeda, surely?   Wrong on all counts.   They were Israelis — and at least two of them were Israeli intelligence agents, working for Mossad, the equivalent of MI6 or the CIA.
Their discovery and arrest that morning is a matter of indisputable fact.   To those who have investigated just what the Israelis were up to that day, the case raises one dreadful possibility: that Israeli intelligence had been shadowing the al-Qaeda hijackers as they moved from the Middle East through Europe and into America where they trained as pilots and prepared to suicide-bomb the symbolic heart of the United States.   And the motive?   To bind America in blood and mutual suffering to the Israeli cause.
After the attacks on New York and Washington, the former Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was asked what the terrorist strikes would mean for US-Israeli relations.   He said: “It’s very good.”   Then he corrected himself, adding: “Well, it’s not good, but it will generate immediate sympathy [for Israel from Americans].”
If Israel’s closest ally felt the collective pain of mass civilian deaths at the hands of terrorists, then Israel would have an unbreakable bond with the world’s only hyperpower and an effective free hand in dealing with the Palestinian terrorists who had been murdering its innocent civilians as the second intifada dragged on throughout 2001.
It’s not surprising that the New Jersey housewife who first spotted the five Israelis and their white van wants to preserve her anonymity.   She’s insisted that she only be identified as Maria.   A neighbour in her apartment building had called her just after the first strike on the Twin Towers.   Maria grabbed a pair of binoculars and, like millions across the world, she watched the horror of the day unfold.
As she gazed at the burning towers, she noticed a group of men kneeling on the roof of a white van in her parking lot.   Here’s her recollection: “They seemed to be taking a movie.   They were like happy, you know ... they didn’t look shocked to me.   I thought it was strange.”
Maria jotted down the van’s registration and called the police.   The FBI was alerted and soon there was a statewide all points bulletin put out for the apprehension of the van and its occupants.   The cops traced the number, establishing that it belonged to a company called Urban Moving.
Police Chief John Schmidig said: “We got an alert to be on the lookout for a white Chevrolet van with New Jersey registration and writing on the side.   Three individuals were seen celebrating in Liberty State Park after the impact.   They said three people were jumping up and down.”
By 4pm on the afternoon of September 11, the van was spotted near New Jersey’s Giants stadium.   A squad car pulled it over and inside were five men in their 20s.   They were hustled out of the car with guns levelled at their heads and handcuffed.
In the car was $4700 in cash, a couple of foreign passports and a pair of box cutters — the concealed Stanley Knife-type blades used by the 19 hijackers who’d flown jetliners into the World Trade Centre and Pentagon just hours before.   There were also fresh pictures of the men standing with the smouldering wreckage of the Twin Towers in the background.   One image showed a hand flicking a lighter in front of the devastated buildings, like a fan at a pop concert.   The driver of the van then told the arresting officers: “We are Israeli.   We are not your problem.   Your problems are our problems.   The Palestinians are the problem.”


His name was Sivan Kurzberg.   The other four passengers were Kurzberg’s brother Paul, Yaron Shmuel, Oded Ellner and Omer Marmari.   The men were dragged off to prison and transferred out of the custody of the FBI’s Criminal Division and into the hands of their Foreign Counterintelligence Section — the bureau’s anti-espionage squad.
A warrant was issued for a search of the Urban Moving premises in Weehawken in New Jersey.   Boxes of papers and computers were removed.   The FBI questioned the firm’s Israeli owner, Dominik Otto Suter, but when agents returned to re-interview him a few days later, he was gone.   An employee of Urban Moving said his co-workers had laughed about the Manhattan attacks the day they happened.   “I was in tears,” the man said.   “These guys were joking and that bothered me.   These guys were like, ‘Now America knows what we go through.’”
Vince Cannistraro, former chief of operations for counter-terrorism with the CIA, says the red flag went up among investigators when it was discovered that some of the Israelis’ names were found in a search of the national intelligence database.   Cannistraro says many in the US intelligence community believed that some of the Israelis were working for Mossad and there was speculation over whether Urban Moving had been “set up or exploited for the purpose of launching an intelligence operation against radical Islamists”.
This makes it clear that there was no suggestion whatsoever from within American intelligence that the Israelis were colluding with the 9/11 hijackers — simply that the possibility remains that they knew the attacks were going to happen, but effectively did nothing to help stop them.
After the owner vanished, the offices of Urban Moving looked as if they’d been closed down in a big hurry.   Mobile phones were littered about, the office phones were still connected and the property of at least a dozen clients were stacked up in the warehouse.   The owner had cleared out his family home in New Jersey and returned to Israel.
Two weeks after their arrest, the Israelis were still in detention, held on immigration charges.   Then a judge ruled that they should be deported.   But the CIA scuppered the deal and the five remained in custody for another two months.   Some went into solitary confinement, all underwent two polygraph tests and at least one underwent up to seven lie detector sessions before they were eventually deported at the end of November 2001.   Paul Kurzberg refused to take a lie detector test for 10 weeks, but then failed it.   His lawyer said he was reluctant to take the test as he had once worked for Israeli intelligence in another country.
Nevertheless, their lawyer, Ram Horvitz, dismissed the allegations as “stupid and ridiculous”.   Yet US government sources still maintained that the Israelis were collecting information on the fundraising activities of groups like Hamas and Islamic Jihad.   Mark Regev, of the Israeli embassy in Washington, would have none of that and he said the allegations were “simply false”.   The men themselves claimed they’d read about the World Trade Centre attacks on the internet, couldn’t see it from their office and went to the parking lot for a better view.   Their lawyers and the embassy say their ghoulish and sinister celebrations as the Twin Towers blazed and thousands died were due to youthful foolishness.
The respected New York Jewish newspaper, The Forward, reported in March 2002, however, that it had received a briefing on the case of the five Israelis from a US official who was regularly updated by law enforcement agencies.   This is what he told The Forward: “The assessment was that Urban Moving Systems was a front for the Mossad and operatives employed by it.”   He added that “the conclusion of the FBI was that they were spying on local Arabs”, but the men were released because they “did not know anything about 9/11”.


Back in Israel, several of the men discussed what happened on an Israeli talk show.   One of them made this remarkable comment: “The fact of the matter is we are coming from a country that experiences terror daily.   Our purpose was to document the event.”   But how can you document an event unless you know it is going to happen?
We are now deep in conspiracy theory territory.   But there is more than a little circumstantial evidence to show that Mossad — whose motto is “By way of deception, thou shalt do war” — was spying on Arab extremists in the USA and may have known that September 11 was in the offing, yet decided to withhold vital information from their American counterparts which could have prevented the terror attacks.
Following September 11, 2001, more than 60 Israelis were taken into custody under the Patriot Act and immigration laws.   One highly placed investigator told Carl Cameron of Fox News that there were “tie-ins” between the Israelis and September 11; the hint was clearly that they’d gathered intelligence on the planned attacks but kept it to themselves.
The Fox News source refused to give details, saying: “Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified.   I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered.   It’s classified information.”   Fox News is not noted for its condemnation of Israel; it’s a ruggedly patriotic news channel owned by Rupert Murdoch and was President Bush’s main cheerleader in the war on terror and the invasion of Iraq.
Another group of around 140 Israelis were detained prior to September 11, 2001, in the USA as part of a widespread investigation into a suspected espionage ring run by Israel inside the USA.   Government documents refer to the spy ring as an “organised intelligence-gathering operation” designed to “penetrate government facilities”.   Most of those arrested had served in the Israeli armed forces — but military service is compulsory in Israel.   Nevertheless, a number had an intelligence background.
The first glimmerings of an Israeli spying exercise in the USA came to light in spring 2001, when the FBI sent a warning to other federal agencies alerting them to be wary of visitors calling themselves “Israeli art students” and attempting to bypass security at federal buildings in order to sell paintings.   A Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) report suggested the Israeli calls “may well be an organised intelligence-gathering activity”.   Law enforcement documents say that the Israelis “targeted and penetrated military bases” as well as the DEA, FBI and dozens of government facilities, including secret offices and the unlisted private homes of law enforcement and intelligence personnel.


A number of Israelis questioned by the authorities said they were students from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, but Pnina Calpen, a spokeswoman for the Israeli school, did not recognise the names of any Israelis mentioned as studying there in the past 10 years.   A federal report into the so-called art students said many had served in intelligence and electronic signal intercept units during their military service.
According to a 61-page report, drafted after an investigation by the DEA and the US immigration service, the Israelis were organised into cells of four to six people.
The significance of what the Israelis were doing didn’t emerge until after September 11, 2001, when a report by a French intelligence agency noted “according to the FBI, Arab terrorists and suspected terror cells lived in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as in Miami and Hollywood, Florida, from December 2000 to April 2001 in direct proximity to the Israeli spy cells”.
The report contended that Mossad agents were spying on Mohammed Atta and Marwan al-Shehi, two of leaders of the 9/11 hijack teams.   The pair had settled in Hollywood, Florida, along with three other hijackers, after leaving Hamburg — where another Mossad team was operating close by.
Hollywood in Florida is a town of just 25,000 souls.   The French intelligence report says the leader of the Mossad cell in Florida rented apartments “right near the apartment of Atta and al-Shehi”.   More than a third of the Israeli “art students” claimed residence in Florida.   Two other Israelis connected to the art ring showed up in Fort Lauderdale.   At one time, eight of the hijackers lived just north of the town.
Put together, the facts do appear to indicate that Israel knew that 9/11, or at least a large-scale terror attack, was about to take place on American soil, but did nothing to warn the USA.   But that’s not quite true.   In August 2001, the Israelis handed over a list of terrorist suspects — on it were the names of four of the September 11 hijackers.   Significantly, however, the warning said the terrorists were planning an attack “ outside the United States”.
The Israeli embassy in Washington has dismissed claims about the spying ring as “simply untrue”.   The same denials have been issued repeatedly by the five Israelis seen high-fiving each other as the World Trade Centre burned in front of them.
Their lawyer, Ram Horwitz, insisted his clients were not intelligence officers.   Irit Stoffer, the Israeli foreign minister, said the allegations were “completely untrue”.   She said the men were arrested because of “visa violations”, adding: “The FBI investigated those cases because of 9/11.”
Jim Margolin, an FBI spokesman in New York, implied that the public would never know the truth, saying: “If we found evidence of unauthorised intelligence operations that would be classified material.”   Yet, Israel has long been known, according to US administration sources, for “ conducting the most aggressive espionage operations against the US of any US ally”.   Seventeen years ago, Jonathan Pollard, a civilian working for the American Navy, was jailed for life for passing secrets to Israel.   At first, Israel claimed Pollard was part of a rogue operation, but the government later took responsibility for his work.
It has always been a long-accepted agreement among allies — such as Britain and America or America and Israel — that neither country will jail a “friendly spy” nor shame the allied country for espionage.   Chip Berlet, a senior analyst at Boston’s Political Research Associates and an expert in intelligence, says: “It’s a backdoor agreement between allies that says that if one of your spies gets caught and didn’t do too much harm, he goes home.   It goes on all the time.   The official reason is always visa violation.”
What we are left with, then, is fact sullied by innuendo.   Certainly, it seems, Israel was spying within the borders of the United States and it is equally certain that the targets were Islamic extremists probably linked to September 11.   But did Israel know in advance that the Twin Towers would be hit and the world plunged into a war without end; a war which would give Israel the power to strike its enemies almost without limit?   That’s a conspiracy theory too far, perhaps.   But the unpleasant feeling that, in this age of spin and secrets, we do not know the full and unadulterated truth won’t go away.   Maybe we can guess, but it’s for the history books to discover and decide.

02 November 2003
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    The classic example is the Israeli Embassy bombing in London in 1994.
    In this case, two innocent Palestinians studying in London, Samar Alami and Jawed Botmeh, were befriended by someone called Reda Moghrabi, who then asked for help in buying a second-hand car.
    That car subsequently exploded outside the embassy, and Alami and Botmeh were convicted of conspiring to cause a terrorist attack and sentenced to 20 years each.
    Moghrabi was never traced. MI5’s official assessment of this attack, after reviewing all the evidence and all the intelligence, was that Mossad had attacked their own embassy in a controlled explosion.
    They did this for two reasons: first to gain enhanced security around Israeli interests in London, and secondly to shatter a fast-growing Palestinian support network in which Alami and Botmeh happened to be active.
    This was one of the cases we blew the whistle on.
    You would think that there would have been an immediate retrial, but the government managed to avoid this as it would have justified the whistleblowing, and two innocent people continue to languish in prison.
    Additionally, there was a similar attack in Buenos Aires in 1994.
    A few years ago, the government there DID order a judicial enquiry, and this revealed that Mossad had carried out that attack too.
    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
    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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
    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.

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    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.
     
    Airline stock puts
    trenchant quote:
    "Between August 26 and September 11, 2001, a group of speculators, identified by the American Securities and Exchange Commission as Israeli citizens, sold "short" a list of 38 stocks that could reasonably be expected to fall in value as a result of the pending attacks.
    These speculators operated out of the Toronto, Canada and Frankfurt, Germany, stock exchanges and their profits were specifically stated to be "in the millions of dollars."
    Mossad emblem attempting to co-opt Jewish heritage: Mossad emblem attempting to co-opt Jewish heritage: "by way of deception"
    SEC SECRET PROBE OF STOCK DEALINGS BEFORE 9/11
    Between August 26 and September 11, 2001, a group of speculators, identified by the American Securities and Exchange Commission as Israeli citizens, sold "short" a list of 38 stocks that could reasonably be expected to fall in value as a result of the pending attacks.
    These speculators operated out of the Toronto, Canada and Frankfurt, Germany, stock exchanges and their profits were specifically stated to be "in the millions of dollars."
    Short selling of stocks involves the opportunity to gain large profits by passing shares to a friendly third party, then buying them back when the price falls.
    Historically, if this precedes a traumatic event, it is an indication of foreknowledge.
    It is widely known that the CIA uses the Promis software to routinely monitor stock trades as a possible warning sign of a terrorist attack or suspicious economic behavior.
    A week after the Sept.11 attacks, the London Times reported that the CIA had asked regulators for the Financial Services Authority in London to investigate the suspicious sales of millions of shares of stock just prior to the terrorist acts.
    It was hoped the business paper trail might lead to the terrorists.
    Investigators from numerous government agencies are part of a clandestine but official effort to resolve the market manipulations.
    There has been a great deal of talk about insider trading of American stocks by certain Israeli groups both in Canada and Germany between August 26 and the Sept.11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
    Lynne Howard, a spokeswoman for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), stated that information about who made the trades was available immediately.
    "We would have been aware of any unusual activity right away.   It would have been triggered by any unusual volume.   There is an automated system called 'blue sheeting,' or the CBOE Market Surveillance System, that everyone in the business knows about.   It provides information on the trades - the name and even the Social Security number on an account - and these surveillance systems are set up specifically to look into insider trading.   The system would look at the volume, and then a real person would take over and review it, going back in time and looking at other unusual activity."
    > Howard continued, "The system is so smart that even if there is a news event that triggers a market event it can go back in time, and even the parameters can be changed depending on what is being looked at.   It's a very clever system and it is instantaneous.   Even with the system, though, we have very experienced and savvy staff in our market-regulations area who are always looking for things that might be unusual.   They're trained to put the pieces of the puzzle together.   Even if it's offshore, it might take a little longer, but all offshore accounts have to go through U.S. member firms - members of the CBOE - and it is easily and quickly identifiable who made the trades.   The member firm who made the trades has to have identifiable information about the client under the 'Know Your Customer' regulations (and we share all information with the Securities and Exchange Commission.)"
    Given all of this, at a minimum the CBOE and government regulators who are conducting the secret investigations have known for some time who made the options puts on a total of 38 stocks that might reasonably be anticipated to have a sharp drop in value because of an attack similar to the 9/11 episode.
    The silence from the investigating camps could mean several things: Either terrorists are responsible for the puts on the listed stocks or others besides terrorists had foreknowledge of the attack and used this knowledge to reap a nice financial harvest from the tragedy.
    Adam Hamilton of Zeal LLC, a North Dakota-based private consulting company that publishes research on markets worldwide, stated that "I heard that $22 million in profits was made on these put options..."
    Federal investigators are continuing to be so closed-mouthed about these stock trades, and it is clear that a much wider net has been cast, apparently looking for bigger international fish involved in dubious financial activity relating to the 9/11 attacks on the world stock markets.
    Just a month after the attacks the SEC sent out a list of stocks to various securities firms around the world looking for information.
    The list includes stocks of American, United, Continental, Northwest, Southwest and US Airways airlines, as well as Martin, Boeing, Lockheed Martin Corp., AIG, American Express Corp, American International Group, AMR Corporation, Axa SA, Bank of America Corp, Bank of New York Corp, Bank One Corp, Cigna Group, CNA Financial, Carnival Corp, Chubb Group, John Hancock Financial Services, Hercules Inc, L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., LTV Corporation, Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc., MetLife, Progressive Corp., General Motors, Raytheon, W.R. Grace, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., Lone Star Technologies, American Express, the Citigroup Inc.,Royal & Sun Alliance, Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., Vornado Reality Trust, Morgan Stanley, Dean Witter & Co., XL Capital Ltd., and Bear Stearns.
    The Times said market regulators in Germany, Japan and the US all had received information concerning the short selling of insurance, airlines and arms companies stock, all of which fell sharply in the wake of the attacks.
    City of London broker and analyst Richard Crossley noted that someone sold shares in unusually large quantities beginning three weeks before the assault on the WTC and Pentagon.
    He said he took this as evidence that someone had insider foreknowledge of the attacks.
    "What is more awful than he should aim a stiletto blow at the heart of Western financial markets?" he added.   "But to profit from it? Words fail me."
    The US Government also admitted it was investigating short selling, which evinced a compellingly strong foreknowledge of the coming Arab attack.
    There was unusually heavy trading in airline and insurance stocks several days before Sept.11, which essentially bet on a drop in the worth of the stocks.
    It was reported by the Interdisciplinary Center, a counter-terrorism think tank involving former Israeli intelligence officers, that insiders made nearly $16 million profit by short selling shares in American and United Airlines, the two airlines that suffered hijacking, and the investment firm of Morgan Stanley, which occupied 22 floors of the WTC.
    Apparently none of the suspicious transactions could be traced to bin Laden because this news item quietly dropped from sight, leaving many people wondering if it tracked back to American firms or intelligence agencies.
    Most of these transactions were handled primarily by Deutsche Bank-A.B.Brown, a firm which until 1998 was chaired by A. B."Buzzy" Krongard, who later became executive director of the CIA.
    More serious was an article in the Sept. 28, 2001 edition of the Washington Post stating that officials with the instant messaging firm of Odigo in New York confirmed that two employees in Israel received text messages warning of an attack on the WTC two hours before the planes crashed into the buildings!
    The firm's vice president of sales and marketing, Alex Diamandis said it was possible that the warning was sent to other Odigo members, but they had not received any reports of such.
    The day after, the Jerusalem Post claimed two Israelis died on the hijacked airplanes and that 4,000 were missing at the WTC.
    A week later, a Beirut television station reported that 4,000 Israeli employees of the WTC were absent the day of the attack.
    This information spread across the Internet but was quickly branded a hoax.
    On Sept. 19, the Washington Post reported about 113 Israelis were missing at the WTC and the next day, President Bush noted more than 130 Israelis were victims.
    Finally, on Sept. 22, the New York Times stated "There were, in fact, only three Israelis who had been confirmed as dead: two on the planes and another who had been visiting the towers on business and who was identified and buried."
    Investigators from numerous government agencies are part of a clandestine but official effort to resolve the market manipulations There has been a great deal of talk about the insider trading of American stocks by certain Israeli groups both in Canada and Germany between August 26 and the Sept.11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
    Government investigators have maintained a diplomatic silence about a Department of Justice (DOJ) probe of possible profiteering by interested parties with advance knowledge of the attack.
    On Sept. 6, 2001, the Thursday before the tragedy, 2,075 put options were made on United Airlines and on Sept. 10, the day before the attacks, 2,282 put options were recorded for American Airlines.
    Given the prices at the time, this could have yielded speculators between $2 million and $4 million in profit.
    The matter still is under investigation and none of the government investigating bodies - including the FBI, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and DOJ - are speaking to reporters about insider trading.
    Even so, suspicion of insider trading to profit from the Sept. 11 attacks is not limited to U.S. regulators.
    Investigations were initiated in a number of places including Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Spain.
    As in the United States, all are treating these inquiries as if they were state secrets.
    Sharon's screaming match with Shimon Peres
    On October 4, 2001, a report aired on Col Yisrael radio of a screaming match between Ariel Sharon and Foreign Minister (and former Prime Minister) Shimon Peres over the perceived decline of Israeli world status.
    "Don't worry about American pressure on Israel," Sharon reportedly yelled at Peres.   "We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it."
    Peres wasn't sure how long that would prove to be true.
     
    Odigo says workers were warned of attack
    Yuval Dror
    Odigo, the instant messaging service, says that two of its workers received messages two hours before the Twin Towers attack on September 11 predicting the attack would happen, and the company has been cooperating with Israeli and American law enforcement, including the FBI, in trying to find the original sender of the message predicting the attack.
    Micha Macover, CEO of the company, said the two workers received the messages and immediately after the terror attack informed the company's management, which immediately contacted the Israeli security services, which brought in the FBI.
    "I have no idea why the message was sent to these two workers, who don't know the sender.   It may just have been someone who was joking and turned out they accidentally got it right.   And I don't know if our information was useful in any of the arrests the FBI has made," said Macover.
    Odigo is a U.S.-based company whose headquarters are in New York, with offices in Herzliya.
    As an instant messaging service, Odigo users are not limited to sending messages only to people on their "buddy" list, as is the case with ICQ, the other well-known Israeli instant messaging application.
    Odigo usually zealously protects the privacy of its registered users, said Macover, but in this case the company took the initiative to provide the law enforcement services with the originating Internet Presence address of the message, so the FBI could track down the Internet Service Provider, and the actual sender of the original message.
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    CIA knew?
    There is no doubt that Mossad did have pretty detailed knowledge of a forthcoming attack on the US.
    The London Telegraph reported on Sept. 17 that Mossad officials actually flew to Washington in August to try to personally plead with the CIA and FBI to deal with a cell of 200 terrorists planning a major operation — but both agencies refused to listen.
    The Mossad officials specifically warned that "large-scale terrorist attacks on highly visible targets on the American mainland were imminent."
    While offering no specific target information, they pointed to Iraq and Osama bin Laden.
    A US official told the Telegraph that it was "quite credible" that the CIA did not heed the Mossad warning.   "It has a history of being over-cautious about Israeli information."   But he added that "if this is true, then the refusal to take it seriously will mean heads will roll."
    But of course they didn't.
    CIA "over-caution" stems from the Mossad too often crying wolf in order to get the US to do its dirty work for them.
    It would seem self-defeating for Mossad to tell the CIA in advance about such an attack if Mossad was itself involved, but Mossad could have been playing an extremely clever card, knowing its warning would be ignored, and thus covering its own butt by issuing the warning anyway.
    Sometimes the best way to keep a secret is to "hide" it right out in the open, where no one would think to look.
    There is always the possibility the CIA and Mossad may have even worked together to smooth the way for the New York attack, without having a direct hand in it.
    After all, the CIA supplied the explosives used in the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993.
    That is confirmed by sworn court testimony from the CIA itself; its agents "didn't really believe the terrorist cell it had infiltrated would actually use the explosives."
    But they did, and so the CIA has to share the blame for 1,000 injuries and six deaths.
    Jim Moore, from the book "Big Oil — Big War:   The true story of September 11, 2001 and the 'War on Terror'
     
    On Sept. 6, 2001, the Thursday before the tragedy, 2,075 put options were made on United Airlines and on Sept. 10, the day before the attacks, 2,282 put options were recorded for American Airlines.
    Given the prices at the time, this could have yielded speculators between $2 million and $4 million in profit.

    SUPPRESSED DETAILS OF CRIMINAL INSIDER TRADING
    LEAD DIRECTLY INTO THE CIA'S HIGHEST RANKS

    CIA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR "BUZZY" KRONGARD
    MANAGED FIRM THAT HANDLED "PUT" OPTIONS ON UAL
    by Michael C. Ruppert
    FTW, October 9, 2001 — Although uniformly ignored by the mainstream U.S. media, there is abundant and clear evidence that a number of transactions in financial markets indicated specific (criminal) foreknowledge of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
    In the case of at least one of these trades — which has left a $2.5 million prize unclaimed — the firm used to place the "put options" on United Airlines stock was, until 1998, managed by the man who is now in the number three Executive Director position at the Central Intelligence Agency.
    Until 1997 A.B. "Buzzy" Krongard had been Chairman of the investment bank A.B. Brown.
    A.B. Brown was acquired by Banker's Trust in 1997.
    Krongard then became, as part of the merger, Vice Chairman of Banker's Trust — AB Brown, one of 20 major U.S. banks named by Senator Carl Levin this year as being connected to money laundering.
    Krongard's last position at Banker's Trust (BT) was to oversee "private client relations".
    In this capacity he had direct hands-on relations with some of the wealthiest people in the world in a kind of specialized banking operation that has been identified by the U.S. Senate and other investigators as being closely connected to the laundering of drug money.
    Krongard (re?) joined the CIA in 1998 as counsel to CIA Director George Tenet.
    He was promoted to CIA Executive Director by President Bush in March of this year.
    BT was acquired by Deutsche Bank in 1999.
    The combined firm is the single largest bank in Europe.
    And, as we shall see, Deutsche Bank played several key roles in events connected to the September 11 attacks.
    THE SCOPE OF KNOWN INSIDER TRADING
    Before looking further into these relationships it is necessary to look at the insider trading information that is being ignored by Reuters, The New York Times and other mass media.
    It is well documented that the CIA has long monitored such trades — in real time — as potential warnings of terrorist attacks and other economic moves contrary to U.S. interests.   Previous stories in FTW have specifically highlighted the use of Promis software to monitor such trades.
    It is necessary to understand only two key financial terms to understand the significance of these trades, "selling short" and "put options".
    "Selling Short" is the borrowing of stock, selling it at current market prices, but not being required to actually produce the stock for some time.   If the stock falls precipitously after the short contract is entered, the seller can then fulfill the contract by buying the stock after the price has fallen and complete the contract at the pre-crash price.   These contracts often have a window of as long as four months.
    "Put Options" are contracts giving the buyer the option to sell stocks at a later date.   Purchased at nominal prices of, for example, $1.00 per share, they are sold in blocks of 100 shares.   If exercised, they give the holder the option of selling selected stocks at a future date at a price set when the contract is issued.
    Thus, for an investment of $10,000 it might be possible to tie up 10,000 shares of United or American Airlines at $100 per share, and the seller of the option is then obligated to buy them if the option is executed.
    If the stock has fallen to $50 when the contract matures, the holder of the option can purchase the shares for $50 and immediately sell them for $100 — regardless of where the market then stands.
    A call option is the reverse of a put option, which is, in effect, a derivatives bet that the stock price will go up.
    A September 21 story by the Israeli Herzliyya International Policy Institute for Counter terrorism, entitled "Black Tuesday: The World's Largest Insider Trading Scam?" documented the following trades connected to the September 11 attacks:
    — Between September 6 and 7, the Chicago Board Options Exchange saw purchases of 4,744 put options on United Airlines, but only 396 call options.
    Assuming that 4,000 of the options were bought by people with advance knowledge of the imminent attacks, these "insiders" would have profited by almost $5 million.
    — On September 10, 4,516 put options on American Airlines were bought on the Chicago exchange, compared to only 748 calls.
    Again, there was no news at that point to justify this imbalance; Again, assuming that 4,000 of these options trades represent "insiders", they would represent a gain of about $4 million.
    — [The levels of put options purchased above were more than six times higher than normal.]
    — No similar trading in other airlines occurred on the Chicago exchange in the days immediately preceding Black Tuesday.
    — Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co., which occupied 22 floors of the World Trade Center, saw 2,157 of its October $45 put options bought in the three trading days before Black Tuesday; this compares to an average of 27 contracts per day before September 6.
    Morgan Stanley's share price fell from $48.90 to $42.50 in the aftermath of the attacks.
    Assuming that 2,000 of these options contracts were bought based upon knowledge of the approaching attacks, their purchasers could have profited by at least $1.2 million.
    — Merrill Lynch & Co., which occupied 22 floors of the World Trade Center, saw 12,215 October $45 put options bought in the four trading days before the attacks; the previous average volume in those shares had been 252 contracts per day [a 1200% increase!].
    When trading resumed, Merrill's shares fell from $46.88 to $41.50; assuming that 11,000 option contracts were bought by "insiders", their profit would have been about $5.5 million.
    — European regulators are examining trades in Germany's Munich Re, Switzerland's Swiss Re, and AXA of France, all major reinsurers with exposure to the Black Tuesday disaster.   [FTW Note: AXA also owns more than 25% of American Airlines stock making the attacks a "double whammy" for them.]
    On September 29, 2001 — in a vital story that has gone unnoticed by the major media — the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "Investors have yet to collect more than $2.5 million in profits they made trading options in the stock of United Airlines before the Sept. 11, terrorist attacks, according to a source familiar with the trades and market data".
    "The uncollected money raises suspicions that the investors — whose identities and nationalities have not been made public — had advance knowledge of the strikes".   They don't dare show up now.   The suspension of trading for four days after the attacks made it impossible to cash-out quickly and claim the prize before investigators started looking.
    "October series options for UAL Corp.   were purchased in highly unusual volumes three trading days before the terrorist attacks for a total outlay of $2,070; investors bought the option contracts, each representing 100 shares, for 90 cents each.   [This represents 230,000 shares].
    Those options are now selling at more than $12 each.
    There are still 2,313 so-called "put" options outstanding [valued at $2.77 million and representing 231,300 shares] according to the Options Clearinghouse Corp".
    "The source familiar with the United trades identified Deutsche Bank Alex — Alex Brown, the American investment banking arm of German giant Deutsche Bank, as the investment bank used to purchase at least some of these options"   This was the operation managed by Krongard until as recently as 1998.
    As reported in other news stories, Deutsche Bank was also the hub of insider trading activity connected to Munich Re. just before the attacks.
    On this particular night the crowd looked promising.   I introduced myself to two women there, and after a short while, one of the women told me she worked for the CBOE.   The CBOE is the Chicago Board Options Exchange.   It is the exchange that handles trading in, among other things, stock options.
    I half-jokingly asked her, "Whatever happened to the CBOE investigation of all the profits made by those who bought put options on airlines stocks before 9-11?" (You make money on put options when a stock goes down in price.)
    Her answered floored me.   She said, "It probably would have been easy for us to find out who was behind the trades, but the government came in and told the CBOE president to stop the investigation."
    Just to make sure I heard her right, I said to her, "The government came in and told the CBOE president not to investigate?" She said, "Yeah, it was really strange."
    The conversation changed for a minute, but I wanted to get back to the government not wanting an investigation.   I said to her again, a third time, making sure I heard right, "The government didn't want you to investigate?" She looked at me said "Yes, that's right."
    Then she looked at me a little longer, she knew I had interest in this topic, she looked a little nervous and then blurted out to me, "We erased the data.   Our data on the trades is gone."   [
    Strike The Root]
    CIA, THE BANKS AND THE BROKERS
    Understanding the interrelationships between CIA and the banking and brokerage world is critical to grasping the already frightening implications of the above revelations.   Let's look at the history of CIA, Wall Street and the big banks by looking at some of the key players in CIA's history.
    Clark Clifford — The National Security Act of 1947 was written by Clark Clifford, a Democratic Party powerhouse, former Secretary of Defense, and one-time advisor to President Harry Truman.
    In the 1980s, as Chairman of First American Bancshares, Clifford was instrumental in getting the corrupt CIA drug bank BCCI a license to operate on American shores.   His profession: Wall Street lawyer and banker.
    John Foster and Allen Dulles — These two brothers "designed" the CIA for Clifford.   Both were active in intelligence operations during WW II.
    Allen Dulles was the U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland where he met frequently with Nazi leaders and looked after U.S. investments in Germany.
    John Foster went on to become Secretary of State under Dwight Eisenhower and Allen went on to serve as CIA Director under Eisenhower and was later fired by JFK.   Their professions: partners in the most powerful — to this day — Wall Street law firm of Sullivan, Cromwell.
    Bill Casey — Ronald Reagan's CIA Director and OSS veteran who served as chief wrangler during the Iran-Contra years was, under President Richard Nixon, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.   His profession: Wall Street lawyer and stockbroker.
    David Doherty — The current Vice President of the New York Stock Exchange for enforcement is the retired General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency.
    George Herbert Walker Bush — President from 1989 to January 1993, also served as CIA Director for 13 months from 1976-7.   He is now a paid consultant to the Carlyle Group, the 11th largest defense contractor in the nation, which also shares joint investments with the bin Laden family.
    A.B. "Buzzy" Krongard — The current Executive Director of the Central Intelligence Agency is the former Chairman of the investment bank A.B. Brown and former Vice Chairman of Banker's Trust.
    John Deutch — This retired CIA Director from the Clinton Administration currently sits on the board at Citigroup, the nation's second largest bank, which has been repeatedly and overtly involved in the documented laundering of drug money.   This includes Citigroup's 2001 purchase of a Mexican bank known to launder drug money, Banamex.
    Nora Slatkin — This retired CIA Executive Director also sits on Citibank's board.
    Maurice "Hank" Greenburg — The CEO of AIG insurance, manager of the third largest capital investment pool in the world, was floated as a possible CIA Director in 1995.
    FTW exposed Greenberg's and AIG's long connection to CIA drug trafficking and covert operations in a two-part series that was interrupted just prior to the attacks of September 11.
    AIG's stock has bounced back remarkably well since the attacks.
    To read that story, please go to:
    http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ciadrugs/part_2.html
    © COPYRIGHT, 2001, Michael C. Ruppert and FTW Publications, www.copvcia.com.   All Rights Reserved.   May be reprinted or distributed for non-profit purposes only.
    Kewe
    Anyone who knows this website, knows that it is gay originated and gay friendly — just read some of the entries in the Spiritual and Metaphysical section.
    That does not stop us from recommending the following interviews with Kay Griggs.
    Get over the Gay phobia she has, and that the interview is being recorded by a sympathetic to her Christian pastor.
    If I were Kay and had been through what she has been through and her knowledge of US Marine Officer life as she describes it, I would be gay phobic too.
    This interview is pro-religious-Christian, and gay phobic, neither of what this site is.
    But I believe there is a lot of truth within these interviews.
    Perhaps more than you will find anywhere, if you are a researcher into how the U.S. is really run.
    The two segments - almost 8 hours long - can be downloaded from Google Video - 1.3 gig in total.
    Better to download than stream as you can review and return at will.
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    Updated Kay Griggs videos on YouTube in four parts
    Part I
    0.08   US government assassins.   List of US Generals Kay states as being evil men.
    0.09   Killed people in Waco, special operations, dirty tricks.
    0.10   Training foreign boys to be murderers.
    0.11   Jeffrey Dahmer and many young men picked out because they are perverted.
    0.12   Drug lords
    0.13   Killing people is nothing.   Shooting like ducks.
    0.15   Training to be a terrorist.
    0.16   Oswald in same club.
    0.17   Cherry Marines.   Vietnam war programs Experiments done on boys.   Pueblo.   Brooklyn New Jersey Mob and US military partnership in Korea and Vietnam.
    0.19   Israel Mafia money laundering for drugs and secondary weapons sales.
    0.23   Beirut diary US Army and Marine Corps assassins.
    0.24   Seal teams even numbers on East Coast, odd numbers on West Coast.
    William Colby murdered.   Israel assassination agents train with the Seal teams.   Do a lot of wet ops — murders.
    Kay sat next to two young assassins, one from Romania, one from Haiti.   One cried saying his family was being paid because of his work, which was killing people for the US government.
    Go to Turkey, Iraq, Algeria and various parts of Africa to do wet ops — murder five, ten, twenty people.
    This is then blamed on the Arabs but it is in reality US NATO trained assassins.
    These are told that they above the law.
    0.28   US military Officers and Judges above the law abusing wives.
    0.29   Cap and Gown Club and Skull and Bones secret societies to put control on those who become members.
    0.30   Mind control — child molesters and those being molested in a world of fear.
    Charles T Caddock teacher.   Alexander Robinson.   Saudi Arabia princes — US murdered the good Saudi by poisoning.
    0.35   Homosexual activity being encouraged and used by handlers for their purposes.
    0.42   Those who don't go along with the program.
    0.47   Tapes conversation about diary.   US Generals.
    0.54   Tailhook — homosexual reference.
    1.00   Sends photographs of topless girls to General's wives.
    1.05   They know they have to marry. Cap and Gown
    1.06   Selling weapons to Israel.
    1.08   Caspar Weinberger, George Bush, Pat Robertson, Casey, Colby, Warner.
    1.10   Linda Tripp, Bill Clinton.   The members of the firm.   The Brotherhood.   Farm me.
    1.13   Sexual Psychologists.
    1.16   Bankers, Albert Einstein.
    1.19   George Bush, Robert C. McFarlane
    1.23   Bush, Skull and Bones, homosexual induction, get your Eagles, German thing that goes back to Greece.   Shellback, anal sex
    1.26   Buds, Budding Seals, Seals training by breaking into houses.
    1.30   FBI
    1.32   Doing whatever it takes, killing five, killing twenty.
    1.33   Jack Kennedy — The Wise Men — Walt Whitman Rostow wanted to sell weapons, got us into Vietnam war.   Heinz Alfred "Henry" Kissinger.   Victor Krulak
    1.36   Trotsky's death.
    1.39   Stepping stone to world domination.   Those who run from behind the scenes.
    1.41   Assassins running out of Rome, drug money, Bosnia, army runs whole show, it's NATO.
    SHAPE — Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.
    1.43   The Joint.
    1.44   Grandfather involved with bringing Germans after the war over.   'The German Disease.'
    1.46   Involved Catholic priests, bringing in boys, raping them.
    1.47   Rush River Lodge.
    Trying to destroy America.
    1.48   Douglas MacArthur, bring down the lion, didn't want to keep the wars going.
    1.50   I tell the Pentagon to cut off the shipment of weapons, then had a call from Henry Kissinger.
    Mao Tse-Tung trained in Paris.   Pol Pot trained in Paris.   Turned psychologically.
    Rising stars — name State Department uses for those who are controlled.
    This recording was done in the last couple of years before the new millennium
    I wouldn't have looked at it then.
    I am looking at it now.
    Kewe
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           Film outlining massacre of Afghanistans can be viewed on      www.DemocracyNow.Org      
           Click here.    Archive date:    Thursday, May 20th, 2004.      
    Afghanistan US military abuse of tribal people.

'After that I was so humiliated I couldn't see for my pain'

What I find is that the US Marines act with impunity.

They are conducting cordon and search operations designed to humiliate and terrorise the local community into compliance.

This is a rare and damning insight into what US forces are doing in that other “war on terror.”

Away from the eyes of the media, humiliation and brutalisation tactics similar to those used at Abu Ghraib are practiced here with impunity.

This documentary on Afghaistan by Carmela Baranowska that won the Walkley Award is a unique and unprecedented look at the sharp edge of the war on terror in one of the most remote and inaccessible places on earth.
    Winner of the Walkley Award   Australian filmmaker   Carmela Baranowska.
    What I find is that the US Marines act with impunity.  They are conducting cordon and search operations designed to humiliate and terrorise the local community into compliance.
    This is a rare and damning insight into what US forces are doing in that other “war on terror.”
    Away from the eyes of the media, humiliation and brutalisation tactics similar to those used at Abu Ghraib are practiced here with impunity.
    This documentary is a unique and unprecedented look at the sharp edge of the war on terror in one of the most remote and inaccessible places on earth.
    Torture Part II
    Unspeakable grief and horror
                            ...and the circus of deception continues...
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    — 2011
    — 2010
    — 2009
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    — 2006
    — 2005
    — 2004
    — 2003
    Circus of Torture   2003 — now
    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!
     
     
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