Tuesday, December 27, 2005

The Ugly, Psychotic American

Sometimes when an individual or a nation goes mad, they go mad slowly, not noticing the gradual change. What once seemed abnormal and strange now becomes acceptably commonplace.

One Nation under Sedation

Just recently, the news that the Ambassador to London, former Hollywood Mercedes Benz car dealer Robert Tuttle apparently has lied about... of all things...that the United States is kidnapping people and taking them to be tortured... to ...uh.....guess where? ...Syria. A nation the United States is actually fighting a low-level border war with. A nation it has threatened with military action. A nation who the United States says is in need of regime change.




Maher Arar, a Canadian software engineer of Syrian descent, says he was arrested in New York in 2002 and transferred to Jordan, then to Syria, where he said he was tortured. The US use of Syria for rendition sits uneasily with Washington's portrayal of the country as a pariah state. The Guardian has reported the CIA used British airports to refuel for rendition flights, which would contravene British law.

America Fights its Allies-The Enemy is Anyone, Everywhere

Continuing its convoluted, confused "policies" the United States begins its switch from fighting the insurgents  to supporting them. Supporting the insurgents against the government that they have fought a war to install, a war  that has killed hundreds of thousands of people. The U.S. is pressuring the Iranian influenced Shiite leaders to give up control over their Iranian trained Badr militia while the Bush administration attempts to maintain control over the American trained "Iraqi Army" through heavy American presence and monitoring. The "Iraqi Army"  is made up primarily of people non-military minded looking for work, some insurgents, militias and especially Badr and Peshmerga militias. A lot of the soldiers are there for the money and a lot of the soldiers are infiltrators from the Kurdish North and the Shiite South. That is why it is not possible to train the Iraqi Army. They are not beholding to a central government. The Army is now almost entirely Shiite and therefore more ready to turn on the United States before fighing the insurgent Sunnis. The Shiites are aligned with Iran, not the United States. Iran is the enemy of the United States. Those militia men who have infiltrated the Iraqi Army only await the word and they will begin fighting the U.S.  The United States is the enemy of Sunnis and Shiites alike. The U.S. is now in an impossible position.


The George W. Bush administration has embarked on a new effort to pressure Iraq's militant Shiite party leaders to give up their control over internal security affairs that could lead the Shiites to reconsider their reliance on U.S. troops.

The looming confrontation is the result of U.S. concerns about the takeover of the Interior Ministry by Shi'ites with close ties to Iran, as well as the impact of officially sanctioned sectarian violence against Sunnis who support the insurgency. The Shi'ite leaders, however, appear determined to hold onto the state's organs of repression as a guarantee against restoration of a Ba'athist regime.

The new turn in U.S. policy came in mid-November, when the administration decided to confront Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari publicly over the torture houses being run by Shi'ite officials in the Ministry of Interior at various locations in Baghdad.

The decision was not the result of a new revelation, because the U.S military command and U.S. embassy had known about such torture houses for months, from reporting by U.S. military officers.

As I mentioned in a previous post, these torture centers were not discovered but exposed for political reasons.

1). to further obfuscate the U.S. role in torture in the public mind i.e. Make it seem like the U.S. was fighting torture not engaging in torture.

2). To attack the Iraqi government which it has installed. The beginning of military hostitlies in now not far away between Shiites and U.S. forces. An attack on Iran,  the real supporter of the Iraqi government is not far off, I feel. It is the only avenue for Bush. It would be too embarassing to attack the Iraqi government militias directly. They will go after their support.

American Corporations Cannot Distinguish Between Paid and Slave Labor

The Chicago Tribune detaiis how difficult it is for U.S. corporations to make sure that their workers are not slaves. It seems from the logic of the administration that slave labor is very hard to prevent, so we really shouldn't enact any laws preventing it.

The Tribune retraced the journey of 12 Nepali men recruited from poor villages in one of the most remote and impoverished corners of the world and documented a trail of deceit, fraud and negligence stretching into Iraq. The men were kidnapped from an unprotected caravan and executed en route to jobs at an American military base in 2004.

 At the time, Halliburton said it was not responsible for the recruitment or hiring practices of its subcontractors, and the U.S. Army, which oversees the privatization contract, said questions about alleged misconduct "by subcontractor firms should be addressed to those firms, as these are not Army issues."

The men were in effect kidnapped twice, once by the contractors to Halliburtion through deceipt, phony promises of pay and then left vulnerable, hopelessly disoriented in a strange land where the insurgents came upon them and killed them for working for the U.S.. America subcontracts its slavery as it subcontracts it torture.

America has a long history of slavery and it seems at times to want to go back. Old, culturally comfortable habits are not easily or willingly broken. Halliburtons excuse that it cannot be responsible for its contractors is reminiscent of Bush's blaming the CIA for giving him bad information. The CIA is presented as a subcontractor to the Whitehouse who didn't do their job properly. Bush accepts responsibility....but not the blame. It's not his fault we invaded Iraq and 300,000 people died so that Iran could take over Iraq and turn it into a fundamentalist Anti U.S. theocracy.

Bush declared zero tolerance for involvement in human trafficking by federal employees and contractors in a National Security Presidential Directive he signed in December 2002 after media reports detailing the alleged involvement of DynCorp employees in buying women and girls as sex slaves in Bosnia during the U.S. military's deployment there in the late 1990s.

So the U.S. buys and sells men and women, video tapes its own rapes and tortures in Iraq and Guantanamo, tortures people in Syria, uses slave labor here and abroad, kidnaps people from all over the world without just cause, kills 300,000 people in Iraq with the result that Iran gains political control over Iraq, and then the U.S. threatens and prepares to attack the governmnet of Iraq and the people it put in power while threatening Iran and Syria -one of many nations it uses to torture it's "detainees" who it carelessly captures with great fanfare and mistakenly identifies as terrorists but who are actually not terrorists.

 It uses chemical weapons (phosphorous, napalm) denies it uses them, then admits it, all the while accusing Sadaam Hussein of doing these same things.

New Orleans Lies in Ruins-America Scatters it's Negroes to the North Making the Red States, Even More Red...and White...and ...Blue

The U.S. ignores it own natural disaster in New Orleans, creating  one known ( were, are there others?) slave labor camp called "Camp Amtrak " in New Orleans. Dissapears New Orleans residents all over the country, threatens to cuts off their support and ethnically and culturally cleanses the city of New Orleans for the purpose of rebuilding the high ground parts of it that southern whites live in, as it abandons the rest of the city to future flooding.

This is not just the work of Bush. This has been a GROUP EFFORT.

Here's another link on the Kurds using their 100,000 Iranian trained Pesmerga milita to break away from Iraq as the Shiites will do with the Badr group against U.S. forces.


Here is a link to my blog predicting all of this in June.

Bush Planet

Friday, October 14, 2005

In Defense of Sadaam Hussein

The trial of Sadaam will begin next week and is intended to coincide with the expected conclusion of the Plame Investigation. It is hoped that the trial, like the avia flu scare, the fires in California and the terror alerts will further distract a almost brain damaged, pathetically hapless and ignorant American public. Sadaam will be executed shortly after the trial with the date to be derermined by the Bush administration based on the same political considerations above. Many others who were part of his government will be executed in piecemeal fashion when American and Iraqi domestic events warrant it. These executions are a gold mine of distraction

There are so many lies about Iraq. There are so many lies about why the United States invaded Iraq. But there are still more, lesser known lies. Lies that still live under the assumption that Sadaam Hussein was, in so many words, simply evil and on par with a Hitler. What if he was not what we all seem to assume, simply evil. What if our assumptions about him as a person of evil, are like the assumptions of WMD, drones, mobile biological labs, simply not true?

A very...too...brief history:

Iraq's borders and those of Kuwait did not exist prior to World War One. They were part of the Ottoman Empire. The British redrew borders all over the Arab world without regard necessarily to the people who occupied the lands they redrew. After a time, the British decided that Kuwait should be separate from the area now known as Iraq. Sadaam has always disputed that they had a right to do this.

It is generally assumed by people of the United States that Sadaam Hussein invaded Kuwait unjustifiably. Just recently the current Jaafari/Talabani/Chalabi Iraqi government accused Kuwait of stealing it's oil through horizontal drilling and taking large tracks of Iraqi territory up to a 1/2 mile deep inside the border on which drilling is apparently taken place. In addition, the border between the two countries was redrawn yet again, after the Gulf War and Kuwait gained 11 oil wells and an Iraqi naval base that used to be in Iraq.

These claims of stealing Iraqi oil are the same claims Sadaam made to justify his invasion of Kuwait. He also said that Kuwait at the time was violating its OPEC production agreements in order to drive down the price of oil and bankrupt Iraq. Additionally he claimed that Kuwait had been part of Iraq until it was artificially drawn off the map of Iraq by Great Britain after World War I.

Iraq had owed money to Kuwait to finance its war against their mutual enemy, Iran. Sadaam accused Kuwait of economic blackmail and economic warfare. This may not jusify an invasion, but this reasoning is not widely reported in the U.S. These are Sadaam's reasons for the invasion, not the United States explanation for why there was an invasion.

Americans forget that it was Sadaam Hussein and Tarik Aziz who were telling the truth about Iraq not having weapons of mass destruction. It was George Bush and Colin Powell who were lying that Iraq, and specifically, Saddam Hussein had them. Both Sadaam and Tarik Aziz could be executed.

Not only were there lies about Saddam's possession of WMD, there were plenty of lies about Saddam Hussein.

All the crimes that the Bush administration have accused Sadaam of committing took place in the 1980's and early 1990's. The unnecessary war in Iraq began in 2003. These alleged "crimes"  of mass murder and "gassing his own people" were not ongoing at the time of the invasion.

So great was the danger from Saddam as portrayed to the American public that even Bill Richardson today, apparently still believes them.

This month, Bill Richardson, a Democrat was asked by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! if the deaths of 500,000 children were worth the sanctions imposed on Iraq in the 1990's. Bill Richardson's answer was unequivocal: "Yes it was worth it", He said this without qualification. Period. (Richardson is yet another pro-war Democrat "considering" running for president). His position is similar to Biden and Clinton. It's along the lines of "We need to send more troops in order to win this War".
So the 500,000 children who died, died not as a result of Saddam Hussein's actions but are the result of the United States inspired United Nations sanctions placed on Iraq. Bill Richardson supports the killing of innocent children (500,000 of them) in return for the removal of Saddam Hussein and his replacement with a government that is largely supported, funded and ideologically lined up with a fundamentalist Iran. Freedom of movement was greater under Sadaam than it is today for those living under Shiite rule. Just in a legal sense. The rights of women and children are less than they were under Sadaam. And the Shiites ruling the South want to make it even more limiting. Most clerics want a from of Sharia. This is the same kind of adminsitration of law that the Taliban imposed in Afghanistan, but not as severe, they say.

How removed from reality are you allowed to get in the position of being a government official in this country? The war has been over for years. The situation is untenable. The American military is thoroughly corrupt, brutal and incompetent.

Soon there will be a mock trial. Saddam Hussein will be put to death. He has not been allowed proper access to his lawyers. Perhaps the moment of his execution will correspond to a domestic event that reflects badly on the Bush administration.

 The first trial involves the 1982 massacre of 143 Shiites from the town of Dujail, which followed an attempt to assassinate Saddam. Saddam faces execution if he is convicted.

Saddam has been accused of gassing his own people but he will not be tried on this charge.  He will be executed on one charge and one charge only.

The reason he will not be charged for gassing his own people is because it cannot be proven that he did. Apparently the gas used on the people of Halabja was Iranian gas. There was a war in the 1980's going on during the gassing between Iran and Iraq. Halabja was in the middle of a battle between Iranian and Iraqi forces. Some insist that Stephen Pelletier, a CIA official assigned to investigate the gassing, accused the Iranians of gassing the Kurds because he did not want Saddam to be blamed as America had given him the poison gas he was using against the Iranians! Then we would have to say that America aided Saddam in gassing his own people.

Another charge against Saddam is that he murdered 400,000 people and put them in mass graves. According to the British Prime ministers office there is no evidence supporting this. It's a lie, an exaggeration. In any case, that is still less than the 500,000 children who were allowed to die under UN, United States sanctions. Then there are the estimates of 100,000 Iraqi civilians dead since the war began. It takes 250,000 bullets to kill an Iraqi insurgent. It is believed that of the estimated 20.000 insurgents in Iraq, 20,000 have been killed. That's interesting.

Maj-Gen Rick Lynch, the top US military spokesman in Iraq, said 1,534 insurgents had been seized or killed in a recent operation in the west of Baghdad. Other estimates from military officials suggest that at least 20,000 insurgents have been killed in President George Bush's "war on terror".

From CNN

The U.S. military faces between 13,000 and 17,000 insurgents in Iraq, the large majority of them backers of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and his Baath Party, a senior military official said Tuesday.

It is common for Americans to assume that Sadaam Hussein was a monster. That Saddam was a threat to our nation and a threat to his own. George Bush, in defense of his war in Iraq has repeatedly stated or rhetorically asked, "Ask yourself, is the world better off without Saddam Hussein?"

My answer is no. I prefer Saddam Hussein. I prefer the Sunnis to the Shiites in Iraq. But that's just my answer and I don't live in Iraq and it's not for me to choose. It's none of my business. But Bush asked the question, for everybody to answer. I believe Saddam Hussein had more humanity in his little finger than George Bush does in his entire body. Saddam Hussein, worked his way from nothing to president of Iraq. I believe he did it ruthlessly. I don't believe he was generally humane. But he was a person capable of feeling warmth; vulnerability, he had a sense of irony and a sense of humor.

George Bush is cruel, violent, incompetent, without experience, self destructive and vapid. There is no comparison to the character of the two men. Sadaam Hussein is much more substantial. But George Bush has very little substance and is equal to whaterver cruelty Sadaam had. After all, he has done nothing but replace Sadaam's alleged torture and rape rooms with real torture and rape rooms complete with video, sound and photographic evidence of their existence and the torture and rape that took place there.  If you can read between the lines of the account of an Irish reporter you get a sense of this imperial president. He is a man who insists he and his sacred office be respected and the protocol around him is entirely staged, overly prepared and ritualistic. His desires and words are to be made into reality. This is not a good position for a self deluded person who got to his position by virtue of family connections. He is unworthy. And all his appointments and staff are made in his image. They are unworthy too. They are incompetent people of position, rather than ability and skill.But they all have one thing in common...power.

Channel 13 in Rochester New York is the only place I know of in America to have published the following account of Saddam's capture. It illustrates the way that our government has propagandized the war in Iraq with a pathetic, misguided attempt to use the dramatization and grandeur of Leni Riefenstahl Nazi Propaganda film with the logic of a script from an Ed Wood production... A strange mixture. The reasoning behind the phony made for TV Sadaam capture movie was the intention to make George Bush's prounouncement that "we will smoke them out of their holes" a prophecy come true. Another KarlyWood movie was the Jessica Lynch story

A former U.S. Marine who participated in capturing ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein said the public version of his capture was fabricated.

Ex-Sgt. Nadim Abou Rabeh, of Lebanese descent, was quoted in the Saudi daily al-Medina Wednesday as saying Saddam was actually captured Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, and not the day after, as announced by the U.S. Army.

"I was among the 20-man unit, including eight of Arab descent, who searched for Saddam for three days in the area of Dour near Tikrit, and we found him in a modest home in a small village and not in a hole as announced," Abou Rabeh said.

"We captured him after fierce resistance during which a Marine of Sudanese origin was killed," he said.

He said Saddam himself fired at them with a gun from the window of a room on the second floor. Then they shouted at him in Arabic: "You have to surrender. ... There is no point in resisting."

"Later on, a military production team fabricated the film of Saddam's capture in a hole, which was in fact a deserted well."

Just today we have witnessed more staged antics where Bush held an "informal chat" with soldiers in Iraq. It was completely fake.

George Bush claimed that Sadaam Hussien "tried to kill my dad". It has been alledged that Sadaam plotted to kill former president George Herbert Walker Bush. This was used as yet another reason to view Sadaam as evil and a criminal murderer. [Seymour Hersh reported http://www.newyorker.com/archive/content/?020930fr_archive02 that there was no evidence that linked Sadaam to an assasination attempt of Bush's "dad".]

Iraq was better off with Saddam. Rather than execute him, it would be better and just to free him and let him return to power should he be able to do so. If someone must be punished (and I am against execution) it should not be Saddam Hussein but perhaps the man who made execution in America a national pastime of the press and blood thirsty American public.

The wrong man is about to be executed, again.

Friday, September 30, 2005

More Fixgerald

Recently a friend revealed a conversation he had several years ago with Scott Fawell who is currently in prison. Falwell is being used as a witness by the prosecution (Patrick Fitzgerald) to present evidence against his former boss, George Ryan; George Ryan is a former governor of Illinois. None other than Patrick Fitzgerald has handled the indictment and now trial of George Ryan.

Scott Fawell was head of the gigantic MPEA Metropolitan Pier and Expostion Authority. He was head of McCormick Place where conventions are held and Navy Pier a multi- purpose tourist, concert and convention facility. He was described as a favorite of George Ryan.

Long before he went to prison, and while he was under investigation by Patrick Fitzgerald, my friend, said Scott Fawell told him that George Ryan had been warned by Karl Rove not to pursue clemency for death row convicts in Illinois. This occurred at a meeting, I am not sure, perhaps of governors in Washington. Later, after Ryan declared a moratorium on the death sentence, a representative from Karl Rove's office appeared in Illinois, arriving quite unexpectedly and asked to see the Governor. Ryan was told by this representative that his moratorium for death row prisoners would not go unpunished. He said George Bush was very unhappy. George Bush presided over 152 executions in Texas as governor and is famous for his mocking of Karla Faye Tuckers pleas to be granted clemency.

Ryan was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his decision to commute the sentences of 167 death row inmates and his placing a moratorium in 2000 on the death penalty. He did this he said, given the evidence that DNA testing had shown many on death row to be innocent. There is no political gain for a Republican governor to do this. It seems he did this based on conscience.

 Now whether the indictment of Ryan is part of the punishment or coincidence I don't know. But apparently, according to my friend, Scott Falwell thinks it is. And according to this friend Scott Falwell has said the indictment of Ryan and all the underlings that preceeded him is the direct result of Ryans's actions on the moratorium.

The charges against Ryan could be leveled against almost any politician. They are racketeering, mail fraud, perjury, and income tax evasion. This means he received gifts, lied and did not report the gifts on his income tax. It's not as impressive as it sounds. But that's another matter.

George Ryan has been indicted by Patrick Fitzgerald and is currently in court. Patrick Fitzgerald has been heralded as the savior of those who want Bush administration officials indicted in the Valerie Plame Scandal.

These same people who would like to see Bush officialdom indicted point to Patrick Fitzgerald as a non-partisan attorney general, a "bulldog" acting in the interests of the law. He is in fact a Republican who was appointed by James Comey who worked for John Ashcroft at the time of his selection to investigate the Plame affair. Ken Mehlman has said that he has the highest regard and faith in Patrick Fitzgerald's ability to come to a just conclusion to the Plame investigation.

I have never believed that attorney generals act in the interests of the law but rather for political reasons. Whenever a politician is indicted it is always a political act without regard to guilt or innocence. This is true for Tom Delay, it was true for Richard Nixon and it was true for the Whitwater investigation of Bill Clinton.

James Comey who now works for Lockheed Martin appointed Patrick Fitzgerald to be the special prosecutor in the Valerie Plame affair. James Comey is described as being best friends with Patrick Fitzgerald.

Phillip Perry  is a lawyer whose former firm Latham and Watkins represents Lockheed Martin. He has just been selected (as of April) to be the general counsel of the Department of Homeland Security.  Lockheed Martin has won billions in contracts with Homeland Security. His wife is Elizabeth Cheney who is the Vice President's daughter. Perry has also represented a private prison firm and Bill Frist's American Hospital Corporation. Elizabeth Perry (Cheney's daughter) is the second-ranking U.S. diplomat for the Middle East and the State Department's principal deputy assistant secretary of state.

Lynne Cheney had served on the board of Lockheed Martin for 7 years (1994-2001). Lynne Cheney is of course the wife of the Vice President.

I cannot imagine that after Comey's having appointed Patrick Fitzgerald to investigate the Plame affair, that Lockheed Martin could have hired James Comey, as it's new general counsel unless this appointment of Patrick Fitzgerald was not seen as a "mistake" or error on the part of Comey. In other words, the Cheney connections to Lockheed Martin in the form of his wife and son in law are very great and very substantial. Comey was hired by Lockheed Martin just a few months ago. The Plame investigation is a couple of years old. If the investigation were going badly for the Bush Administration they would certainly know that. Cheney would know that. With Cheney's influence at Lockheed Martin, one has to wonder why Comey would be hired if he had chosen a person in the form of Fitzgerald who was about to take down a part of the Administration.

I have always been skeptical of the administration investigating itself - and Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation into the Plame affair is just that. The Bush administration is investigating itself. The suggestion that Patrick Fitzgerald is non=partisan as seen by his indictment of George Ryan, a very liberal Republican who defied George Bush, has never held water.

Currently, Fitzgerald is going after Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's administration and will inevitably focus on the Mayor. A mayor who shares a lot of things with the President. Both having had father's who preceeded them in their jobs. But Daley is a Democrat and no one can remember the last time Chicago had a Republican Mayor. Fitzgerald is attempting to destroy the corrupt democratic machine. But for what purpose?

I hope that Patrick Fitzgerald indicts someone of significance. But I am very skeptical.

It is time for the indictments, The grand jury term is ending in October. It is also possible that the investigation into the Plame affair has gotten out of the control of Patrick Fitzgerald. He cannot force the grand jury. If incontrovertible evidence was presented that could not have been foreseen by Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald can only influence, not control the grand juries decision to indict. At least that's my understanding. Judith Miller's incarceration is often pointed to as evidence that Fitzgerald is getting to the bottom of the matter. But I have always wondered if her being put in jail for contempt has more to do with protecting herself than her sources. But I cannot say that I understand why Fitzgerald would do this as she too has connections to Cheney. Perhaps it has to do with the fact she allegedly interfered in one of Fitzgerald's  previous investigations while he was in New York.

Somehow, this just doesn't all add up.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Sons of Slave Owners Seek The Return of Slavery

Like an alcoholic the United States can never forget its history. Its long addictive history of slavery and its urge to return to human bondage for profit. (The following covers too much ground and it wanders a bit, but bear with me, please)

The personal history of an individual person cannot be erased or ignored. So it is with Nations and the soul or culture(s) and the institutions that make them up. Everything we do as individuals stays with us and we become what we have done. What we do forever becomes a part of us. The United States has a centuries long history of Slavery. Slavery has existed for a longer period of time since the settling of this country than since the time it was "abolished". Slavery and the using and abusing, the demeaning of people for profit is still a part of American culture and will always be. It is a cultural trait much like a character trait in an individual. Character traits are not easily changed. Traits are not meant by nature to be easily changed. They are permanent. There will never be any change in the negative character of any nation unless there is a painful realization of the trait i.e. what we are as individuals and as nations.

Of course, there are other conflicting character traits that make up the culture of the United States. One is the high value placed on Freedom, which conflicts with the value of Equality; and these two conflicts create the vagaries of language, the convenient confusion that allow for the oppression, the inequality of minority groups for the self serving freedoms of the "wealthy landed gentry" of the South and North.

The impulse of slavery, the intention, the urge for Slavery lives on. Slavery did not end with the Emancipation. Nothing ends abruptly. Slavery has shifted and morphed, sometimes submerged itself since the civil war.

Today, Slavery exists worldwide and is well documented. Some estimate that 27 million people are slaves

Slavery exists in various forms and it exists on a continuum. There are East European girls (among many others) forced into prostitution, there are slave-driven clothing factories all over the world, there are human slaves in the jungles of Brazil who have been kidnapped into forced labor. It is everywhere. In a world that is becoming more and more fundamentalist and capitalist, it is thriving.

In the United States indentured servitude followed slavery immediately after the civil war. Indentured servitude is simply another form of slavery and is the form we are closest to returning to today -- albeit in a new, altered form.

Slavery has been denuded in the United States but has never been destroyed. The impulse, especially prevalent in the South, has been uncovered and given new life by a strong gust of wind and rain from a Hurricane called Katrina. The Hurricane has blown off the phony façade of racial equality. Racial inequality is observable to the naked eye. Why do so many Black people live in segregated areas in Chicago and New Orleans and so many other cities in the United States 140 years after slavery ended? It is because slavery never ended.

Slavery has changed; it now has a modern more obscure, harder-to-identify face. It is obvious. In our very language and manner, slavery and prejudice hide.  We pretend it's not there. Liberals and conservatives are afraid we might have to ask the question...Why are so many black people poor? And the answer might be: They are poor because they are inferior. They are not as intelligent as white people.

 Liberals cannot stand the possibility that this could be the answer. So they approach blacks with delicacy. They are careful.

Conservatives are more forthright, having consciously come to the conclusion that blacks are inferior. Liberals feel "confused" and don't want to have to address the question. The question should be asked. The answer might be surprising.

There are different kinds of intelligence. How intelligent is it to make an entire race of people slaves for 300 hundred years? What is intelligence?

If human beings knew what intelligence was, we would become aware how utterly stupid we all are. Humanity is entirely disturbed and perverse. This is a sick Planet. A planet in need of rescue. A planet that cannot rescue itself because it does not admit to itself that it is in danger. It considers its insanity -- its wars -- as "normal". It is not intelligent to war and not intelligent to enslave, for the simple reason that it is ultimately self-destructive. Intelligence has nothing to do with education. It has to do with how well an organism is able to sustain itself under the conditions in which it is placed. In a world full of abundance, human beings have chosen to destroy. There is enough for everyone. Greed is a form of stupidity and self-destruction. Slavery, and racial discrimination are self-destructive.

Now, meandering back to the South: Most of the Slave owners from 1619 to the 1860's were farmers. Most of the Slaves were considered valuable live -stock. As cows chickens and plants were and are being bred, so were the human livestock then. Most valuable was a well-bred, compliant slave, healthy, strong and dependable.

Those slaves who were not compliant escaped, were killed or eliminated in some other way. People were bred to be compliant. Many slaves, early on, were Indians and there were even imported White European women.

But it came to pass that Black slaves became predominant. It was especially because they were displaced. Indians were not considered good slaves precisely because they were at home and not disoriented in the same way Black slaves were. (Why are so many people from the Hurricane being displaced?)

Until recently it has only been through many generations that one can eliminate or alter a genetic characteristic or trait in the genetic make up of a species though selective breeding. Selective breeding was encouraged and forced by white slave owners on their black slaves with varying degrees of success.

But there is another way to control behavior and social traits and achieve a kind of social acquiescence. This has occurred specifically with the forced adoption of "White religions" by the black slaves.

As with the Catholic Jews in Spain who never told their children they were Jews for fear the children would inadvertently reveal this in school or at play, children grew up believing in Christianity and never stopped, because when they became adults they were just as dangerous to their parents as fervent Christians. So it is with Black Slaves. This is most graphically seen with the Mexican Indians and their conquest by the combined forces of the Church and the Conquistadors working in unison. All conquered peoples adopt the ways of the conquerors. Look at modern capitalist Japan and Germany. In any case, authority and control can be achieved culturally. And it can be achieved genetically through generations of selective breeding.

Today the descendants of the White Slave Owners (whose antecedents themselves were once non-believers conquered by Political Christians) are inclined to return to the position they once held as overseers of the South in the swath of destruction left by Hurricane Katrina.

A small population of very wealthy aristocratic landowners with English roots once ruled the South. Their descendants want the land of their forefather's back.

The Houston Astrodome is like a giant corral where human livestock are held. There are other areas. This from AlterNet:

"But behind the doors of the Astrodome, survival and frustration were the order of the day. Jamel Bell, who fled his flooded Ninth Ward in New Orleans, found no salvation here. "Inside it feels like prison," he said. At curfew, he says, the evacuees were locked in."

At the River Center in Baton Rouge, curfew is 10pm. Food consists of Bagel and Orange Juice in the morning, peanut butter in the afternoon and ravioli, corn and bread for dinner. Many people are not allowed to wear gym shoes, instead are forced to wear slippers as gym shoes are considered gang clothing.  There are no papers, only 3 television sets and 3 computers for 4.000 people. There is virtually no information. Access is extremely limited especially to non-mainstream media. This has been reported on Democracy


In New Orleans, Private Contractors and Military personnel occupy the city in much the same way that Baghdad is occupied. Perhaps this is protection, the security for the New Slave owners preventing the return of former Black residents.

New Orleans is the testing ground for the new Security State to be employed in other cities where civil unrest or natural disasters occur. Once Black Water arrives in a city, they will want to keep working, they may never leave.

According to Democracy Now! Mexican workers, too, are being shipped in from Texas to do work in Louisiana and being held in hotels owned by Louisiana Republican millionaire Patrick Quinn. They are presumably paying for their rooms with money earned (are they illegal immigrants?-another form of slave labor) while black people are being held in camps who are seeking employment. Perhaps the Mexicans are more to Patrick Quinn's liking as workers.

Evacuees are being shipped all over the country with one-way tickets. There is no paid return. Many can leave their camp or their shelter but they cannot return if they do leave. How can a New Orleans native return from Michigan with no money. How can they leave their camp? They cannot and so it is easier to create a White New Orleans, isn't it?

Perhaps the plan of our Southern controlled United States government (which seems to think it was Jefferson Davis, not Abraham Lincoln who retained the Presidency of the United States after the civil war) is to put these corralled people in the Astrodome to work at something below the minimum wage for private contractors and corporations like Halliburton to rebuild the areas in the south destroyed by Hurricane Katrina so that white people can live on the land their ancestors once owned 140 years ago. Land now occupied by those in the Astrodome. Displaced people like those in the Astro Dome will return to their homes-not to live in them but to tear them down and build them back up at below minimum wage so that white and perhaps wealthy blacks can live in them. This, if enacted will become the new indentured servitude and it will be perverse.

It's basically Whites Only or at least wealthy only for those returning to New Orleans. It seems Bush will build first a corridor to the Garden District and the French Quarter in New Orleans, bypassing the flooded area of the Negroes. Mayor Nagin is allowing these people to return but not those of the 9th ward. Should the 9th ward ever become habitable again it will be revitalized by the descendants of slaves for the purposes of providing housing for the descendants of their once white slave owners.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Bush Suicide

Mr. President:

Since it is illegal to call for the assasination of the President, I thought you might like to take the matter into your own hands. This is the right, honorable thing to do Mr. President.

This s a President who after flying over the Gulf Coast of the Nation and commenting that the " Entire Gulf Coast has been obliterated". went golfing the following day.

This is a president who cannot ride a bike.

This is a president who is disabled by a pretzel

This is a president who chose a virgin to be the Secretary of State.

This is a president with "Daddy" problems.

This is a president who by most accounts was a cocaine abuser and alcoholic for much of his adult life  (up until the age of 40). At that point he began drinking from the polluted, hallucinogenic well of Christianity and is now a Christianaholic.

This is a President who has repeatedly said that God speaks through him and God told him to invade Iraq and Afghanistan. (as reported in Haaretz and speaking to Abu Abbas, Bush said,  "God told me to strike at al Qaida and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East. If you help me I will act, and if not, the elections will come and I will have to focus on them.")

This is a President who is delusional.

This is a president who staged the rescue of Jessica Lynch, framed and staged the capture and guilt of Sadaam Hussein.




This is a president who started a pointless unnecessary war in Iraq that has killed thousands to show his dad he could be a better, "stronger" president than his dad.


This is a president who has looted the United States and looted Iraq through Halliburton and friends. Halliburton has the contract now to clean up New Orleans. The President is looting New Orleans.

This is a President has staged his entrance into the Gulf Coast areas on Friday to the detriment of the needy and dying in forgotten neighborhoods, islands, small towns, villages and even boats at sea. So says Senator Landrieu of Louisiana.

This is a President who refused help from local caring U.S. Citizens.

This is a president who has slapped Americans in the face and betrayed them for volunteering to save stranded victims with their own boats, cars and planes. This president has told honest citizens to go away, they don't know anything about what's going on. Their help is neither wanted nor appreciated. A big "fuck you" to the heart of America.

This is a President who exposes his own loyal CIA operatives for political gain.

This is a man who as governor of Texas presided over 152 executions of presumably guilty men and women, setting an all time record. And as a Governor he mocked at the pleas of Karla Faye Tucker,  to spare her life. She was executed,

Your suicide would be your redemption Mr. President. It's the right, honorable thing to do. Many world leaders in similar situations have done the same. Join them, wont' you?

May I suggest the method?


It would send a message of to the whole nation that we in the United States have zero tolerance for cruelty, looting, lying, traitors and Evil Doers.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Civil Unrest, Camps and Lies Are the Future of America

We are not being told the truth of what has happened. The entire Gulf Coast has been destroyed.

Here's what is going to happen. This is very forward looking - bear with me and consider it, please. It is not tin foil hat. It's premise is based on understanding of the present, which I don't have the time or ability to explain.

If you understand the present, you can predict the future. I claim that understanding of the present.

Gradually we will become aware that there are tens of thousands of people who died. This currently is a massive cover-up. It's a scandal in itself. News coverage is apathetic. It is obvious this has occurred but it is going unspoken. The reason the massive death toll is not being reported on is no one cares to think it through. It is called journalistic apathy. An estimate can be made.

Gradually we will become aware that hundreds, perhaps thousands of people died in the days following the Hurricane because no one came to rescue them. Just today President Bush was told on CNN in Mobile by a helicopter pilot that the number of people stranded and being rescued by helicopter is "never ending".

New Orleans will not be rebuilt. It will be abandoned. It has been completly destroyed by water damage. 80 percent of the housing must be torn down. The city, being below sea level cannot be rebuilt and undergo the same scenario in an era of global warming and uncertain climatic conditions

The Refugees from New Orleans alone are really in the neighborhood of 300,000 people who are also poor in terms of financial resources. They will be put in guarded tent cities or "internment" domes and stadiums, which will be heavily guarded and monitored. No admission or exit without authorization. There are perhaps several hundred thousand more black and white rich and poor that now have absolutely nothing. No income, no housing, no job and no possible rescue from being homeless. There maybe 500,000 to ONE MILLION people who will have to be put into internment camps for "security reasons" where access is restricted. These people will be heavily guarded to protect them against "roving gangs of predators". This will be the logic, the excuse for the internment camps and their restrictions.

These people who will be put into these camps will riot. The rioting will spread to other cities. They will riot because they will not like being put into the camps on a restrictive basis and the nation will react with civil unrest. Bush will call on a "zero tolerance" policy for civil unrest. This will lead to more unrest and mass jailings.

The President will say that the people in the camps are being protected. Restrictions on coming and going are for their protection. They are free to leave, he will say, they simply need to register so we know of their whereabouts. But in fact they will be restricted as the government is essentially afraid of them. This attitude will backfire on the government and they will riot and the government will use the rioting as an excuse for further Police State type actions in the internment areas and in cities where the rioting breaks out. Press coverage will be restricted in the United States. At some point cameras will not be allowed (only under supervised guided tours) into the camps for "security reasons".

Bush will emphasize the need for Americans to open their doors to the homeless families. Many people will respond. But they will not allow the people to stay for months; only weeks and these people will have problems relocating if they do not go to the camps.

Gas prices will injure the economy. The nation will grow angry with the Administration and there will be calls for the President to step down, to resign. He will not resign. He will adopt a position of extreme law and order. He will have the support of his Christian base. It will keep him afloat.

Patrick Fitzgerald will not indict the President or Vice President Dick Cheney on the Valerie Plame scandal. But there may be a couple of indictments, which will add to calls for the president to step down. I think there is a good chance that even Karl Rove may not be indicted. The Hurricane debacle will relegate this scandal to the middle of the news not the front pages.

The war in Iraq will become even more unpopular. Bush will not pull troops out of Iraq in massive numbers. Permanent bases will remain in construction. The Iraqi government will turn against the United States. The Republicans running in Novemeber will distance themselves from the President...to a point. But they will endorse his zero tolerance for civil unrest policies.

The United States is moving inexorably toward a security state. That is a nice way of putting it. There will be a rational explanation for the actions of the government. Some will accept it. Those who do not accept this will be suppressed. Those who stay silent will be allowed to continue. This period of time in our nations history is a time where people are passive. This is not a reactionary time and it is unlikely to become one. The rioting will be put down brutally. It will stop. The nation will move farther to the right than ever before imagined as the "Security State" will establish itself as a protector of America from both internal and external terrorism. Rioters outside of the camps will be equated with terrorist and there will actually be charges of collusion.

You have to understand that according to the president. "The entire Gulf Coast has been obliterated." President Bush said that. Put it all together and I believe this is what will transpire.

President Bush is a danger to this nation. Whatever damage the Hurricane did in its aftermath, President Bush will match and match it brutually.

His psychological state is something that really needs more exploration. He is actually very easy to understand.

 He is emotionally disturbed with a very common hatred/love of his father. He cannot fathom this hatred and it manifests itself as suicidal self destruction tempered, channeled and given focus and direction by his "conversion to Christianity". This conversion allows an unbridled rage of hatred against all living things including himself to become directed with a beginning middle and end scenario of sacrafice and punishment.

Sacrafice and punishment of others first. Then his own - which will most likely never come- because he will not have time or power to accomplish it.

His self destruction works from the periphery inward. Things fartherst away are destroyed first, until he ultimately arrives at himself.

His ultimate goal is simply to destroy. His conversion to Christianity provides the cover or rationalization for that destruction.

It would be a good idea if he were removed from his position.

I am sorry I do not have references to document all these incredible assumptions. They are either a result of my own disturbed thinking or just having confidence in my perceptions.

But time will tell. And it won't take long to find out.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

New Orleans will be Destroyed. Where's Bush?

Here is a post I wrote written on Sunday August 28th, 2005 on Daily Kos before the Hurricane Katrina struck the South.

I'm just watching TV. I don't know. It looks to me like the entire city of New Orleans will be destroyed and thousands of people will be killed. Am I missing something?

If a city goes 20' underwater it is destroyed. There is no recuperation from that event. All buildings will be damaged and most wiill be unihabitalbe forever.

Flip Floss's diary :: ::
We are going to witness the destruction of an entire city. Shouldn't there be a nationwide address by the President? Shouldn't he be mobilizing every citizen. Every military airplane, military bus, jeep before the storm hits to evacuate these people who are going to stay in WHAT?...the Superdome? What kind of an emergency evacuation is that? Thats not a safe building.

Bush couldn't have evacuated a few thousand people with military aircraft and buses?

Isn't that the purpose of having a leader? Some one who can anticipate problems and do his best to solve them?

Much of the national gurard from these states affected are in Iraq keeping America safe from ...something or other. Here where there is an impending national catastrophe about to happen this is turning into a disaster movie on TV. There no real content on the coverage. Just stay tuned for when the hurricane hits...it will really be exciting.

Of course it has nothing to do with Global warming. I haven't heard anything about that possibility being discussed.

I havent' heard anything about why National Guard troops and equipment being unavailable to the extent they could have if there were no pretentious war in Iraq.

I haven't heard anything about the safety of the Superdome. A place ripe for collapse.

I haven't heard anything about who the people are who are unable to leave. They don't have enough money to warrant coverage.

I haven't seen any of these people who could not leave being interviewed about how they feel.

I haven't heard anything about what happens after a city is 20' underwater and how that affects people who once lived in it long term.

New Orleans is about to be destroyed not only because of the Hurricane but because it is below sea level.

Why aren't the people being protected?

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Now Put the Niggers in the Camps. Part IV

Thousands of people have drowned. There are no homes to live in, no places to work in. Get ready for the "CAMPS."

There is going to be rioting and migration to the North from the South. People have nowhere to live. The government will continue to ignore them for the most part and they will become angry. The government is not inclined to help people domestically. This is a survivalist, paranoid administration and you are expected to survive by your own wits.
Where will all the thousands of people go for the next few months? It isn't a question of days but really years. It takes about a year to build a home or an apartment complex. It takes only a few days to build a refugee camp.

The homeless will be put in camps. They will be refugees in their own nation and will be treated poorly by "a government that has no pride." Some will migrate North. They will not feel welcomed.

Doesn't anyone on TV realize this is going to create a massive social uprising that can only be put down by a Police State? Parts of the South are going to return to an earlier time. Black people and some whites without money will be herded into massive camps. They will be kept there for "their own security" and for the "security of the nation".

We will not hear too much about this. It won't be quite like being in Guantanamo but it's going to be going in that direction.

I say this because I cannot think of any other possible scenario. Where are you going to put all the people who are alive and who have no homes. 40.000 homes were completely underwater in one neighborhhod in New Orleans. Those homes cannot be lived in. But a large portion of the South has been destroyed. Perhaps millions of homes. Hundreds of thousands perhaps millions of people have no homes, no place to go to work, no infrastructure, dead relative, orphans, sick dependent and injured people all around them.

They cannot stay in the Super and Astro Domes for any length of time. They have to build camps. The people in the camps are not going to like living in a camp for more than one or two weeks. It's going to become obvious to them that they are not going to leave. It will become obvious too, that there is no intention to help them. Not really. They are going to rise up and they are going to be put down and this attitude will create disturbances in every major city and we will have some major rioting and revolution in this country.

The United States is about to turn the poor black and white people of the areas affected into the new Palestinians.

Can anyone else tell me how it could turn out any other way? Given the true story (which I tried to get out before the Hurricane struck ) that this was going to destroy New Orleans. I didn't realize it was going to destroy a large part of the south too.

I'm not that smart. I understand the government has had for a long time a plan to put people into camps should there be rioting or an uprising of some kind. I would imagine that they will employ this scenario to deal with the problem.

Why isn't anyone else thinking this through in the media? Why aren't preparations being made to avoid putting people in "Camps"? It will lead to social disaster and domestic warfare.


Flip Floss, Stu Piddy, Altheperson, Freddy Marshall.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Iraqi Government Killing U.S. Troops

U.S. troops are being killed in greater number for this reason:
Iran is supplying technology and arms to Insurgents who have come to terms with the Iraqi Jaafari/Chalabi government to kill American troops.

This news item on P.5 of the August 6, 2005 New York Times:
"Some Bombs used in Iraq are Made in Iran, U.S. says"

The article quotes Kenneth Katzman a so-called "Persian Gulf expert" who says:

" Iran's protégés are in control in Iraq right now, yet these weapons are going to the people fighting Iran's protégé's. That doesn't make sense to me ".
Well, it makes sense to me and I'm no expert. I seem to have been able to predict quite accurately what has happened in Iraq so far from simple observation.


What Katzman is saying is that Iran is giving weapons to the insurgency to fight and kill Americans and Iraqi troops. How can this be if they are allied with the Iraqi government of Jaafari-Talabani-Chalabi?

....(This isn't U.S. government spin by the way to prepare the U.S. public for war with Iran. Iran really is supplying weapons to Iraqi insurgents)....

It's very simple: The Iraqi government is against U.S. presence in Iraq. It is even against the American trained Iraqi trained troops, precisely because they are American trained and useless with no real, dependable, affiliation to either the U.S. or the Iraq government. Keep in mind they are not trained by the Iraqi government, they are trained by Americans and essentially under American, not Iraqi supervision. They are under AMERICAN COMMAND. Iraq has signed an agreement for Iran to train its troops. The Iraqi government realizes it cannot function and it cannot sustain itself without protection. It seeks that protection from Iran, not the United States. The United States in actuality is opposed to the current government. This government of Chalabi, Jaafari and Talabani is not what they envisioned. This is an Iranian allied government.

The Iraqi government has been negotiating with some elements of the Insurgents- that is a known open fact. What they have agreed to in their negotiations is to get American troops out of Iraq by killing as many as possible. That means the Iraqi government along with Iran have joined with elements of the insurgency against the U.S. The insurgency is caused in large part by U.S. presence. Eliminate U.S. presence and the insurgency becomes more manageable. That is why Iran is supplying weapons to the Insurgents. Iran is already under attack according to Scott Ritter and others by the U.S. And the attacks have been going on for some time. There is a developing undeclared war between the U.S. on one side and Iran and the Iraqi government on the other side.

First, this in 2004 from Newsday:


The Defense Intelligence Agency has concluded that a U.S.-funded arm of Ahmed Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress has been used for years by Iranian intelligence to pass disinformation to the United States and to collect highly sensitive American secrets, according to intelligence sources.
"Iranian intelligence has been manipulating the United States through Chalabi by furnishing through his Information Collection Program information to provoke the United States into getting rid of Saddam Hussein," said an intelligence source Friday who was briefed on the Defense Intelligence Agency's conclusions, which were based on a review of thousands of internal documents.

Chalabi, primarily an opportunist, has been working with Iran all along. The new plan is for Iran to supply arms to those insurgents who the Jaafari government has come to terms with to blow up Americans to the point that they leave Iraq. A portion of the insurgents will then make peace with the Shiite government based on whatever deals they have arranged and the Iranian forces and Iraqi militias will fight against the remaining insurgents.

It appears to me that the Americans troops dying at such an explosive rate recently, are victims of Iranian bombs and technology.

The Jaafari government and Chalabi (who is oil minister and deputy prime minister or 2nd in command) have allied completely with Iran against the U.S. They have concluded three things.

1). Although the U.S. has promised to leave if asked, the U.S. is has no plans to leave Iraq entirely. The U.S. is building permanent bases all around Iraq. The actual and inevitable plan of the U.S. is to make a partial withdrawal but maintain military bases on a permanent basis.
2). Continued American presence will prevent any possible resolution of the conflict between Sunnis and Shia. It will exacerbate the conflict. Withdrawal of American troops will reduce the conflict. The Iraqi government feels it can deal with the Insurgency through negotiation and through withdrawal of American Troops while using militias such as the Badr group (20,000 Iranian well trained troops) and even the Kurdish Peshmerga (100,000 well trained troops) to fight the remaining insurgents who refuse to come to terms. (Both the Badr group and the Peshmerga are prohibited from fighting the insurgents by the U.S).

3). The only way to get the U.S. to leave is to kill American troops in greater ever increasing and more dramatic numbers in an appeal to the American public to pressure the administration for withdrawal. This is their "Vietnam" Strategy

That is to say that the Jaafari government is actually fighting the U.S. with the insurgents and with Iran. This is being done somewhat clandestinely. I believe the U.S. government knows that Jaafari and Chalabi are plotting against it. But the administration cannot say so as it would expose the horrific conundrum they have created for themselves. It would be a horrible embarrassment. And Jaafari does not want to openly oppose the U.S. for the same reasons and in addition does not want the U.S. to destroy or undermine his government or his life and family.

Cheney's recent threats of nuclear war against Iranian nuclear facilities and a massive bombing campaign make more sense in this light. This is the American response to the Iraqi/Iranian alliance. This is a threat of what will come if Iraq and Iran continue to develop their alliance. The only way to destroy Iranian influence in Iraq is to destroy Iran.

So both the U.S. government and the "elected" Iraqi governments are pretending to be friends, when they are in fact, MORTAL ENEMIES. The United States has no allies in Iraq. It is the enemy of the Insurgents, the Jaafari government, all Sunnis and Shia and is no friend of the Kurds who are seeking an independent nation and we can expect a lot of fighting between them and a lot of divergent factions of Iraqis.

This is a ridiculous situation, but it is not unusual in it's convolution. Just think about the events surrounding the Iran Contra scandal. In Iran-Contra the U.S. used Iranian monies from sales of U.S. weapons through Israel to support a U.S. instigated war in Central America and to seek release of U.S. hostages held in Lebanon. At the same time this was occurring Iraq and Iran were at war with each other and the U.S. supported both countries with arms and or logistics.

Scott Ritter has reported along with others that there are covert operations in Iran by U.S. supported insurgents and spies. If Americans are seeking to undermine the Iranians, you can be sure that the Iranians are seeking to undermine the American presence in Iraq as well.

The only avenue for Bush is to avoid a confrontation with the "elected" government of Iraq by attacking Iran. Destroying Iran will their destroy their influence on Iraq and put the Iraqi government into a more dependent situation with the U.S. the thinking goes. But what will actually happen is something much worse, something utterly destructive to all nations of the world and their interests. What will happen is an increase in chaos and uncertainty. The use of Atomic weapons in any form, whatever their application will cause the entire world to move toward fear and isolation in the realm of economy, technology, trade and commerce.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Bush or Sadaam: Who Should Stand Trial?

The much anticipated, long awaited, spectacular “Trial of Sadaam Hussein” will begin in a few weeks. This trial will no doubt have a catchy title with a lively colorful collage of network graphics showing Sadaam at his brutal best. It will be televised LIVE! Live from Iraq. Live television that will capture the listless, dullard imagination of millions of bored Americans who fail to be seduced by the Jane Blond love interest of Joe Wilson on the low rated spy sitcom, “The Intricacies of Valerie Plame. “

Perhaps the trial will go on for several months and boost President Bush’s popularity and Greta Van Sustains ratings. Here’s an opportunity for the Administration to go over once again a justification for the war that President Bush had started against an evil dictator. An Evil dictator, who, Bush once said, ?He (Sadaam) tried to kill my dad?.

Perhaps it will distract the public's attention from Bush’s current problems of falling off bikes, sofas, choking on pretzels and having to interrupt his presidential duties due to the constant accumulation of all that damn brush he has to clear on the North 40 of his ranch in Crawford. He will be there the entire month of August, you know.

We may not hear, however, Sadaam's side of the story. Sadaam's testimony had been muted during his televised interrogation several months ago. Only his accusers were heard on Iraqi TV. Any American who comes to Sadaam's defense in any way will be ridiculed. Everyone knows that he is evil. He couldn’t possibly have a defense.

The prosecutors in Iraq have come up against a few problems though:

Sadaam Hussein is probably INNOCENT of most of the Charges that President Bush has accused him of on the basis that he did not commit the crimes he was accused of or there is simply no supporting evidence.

That is why the tribunal is dropping charges on Sadaamfor the following offences:

1) Gassing the Kurds in Halabja
2) Burying 400.000 people in mass graves.
3) Torture and Rape

These charges can’t be proven. Instead he is being charged so far with:

1). Killing 140 people in the
village of Dujaii, jailing many members of the town and destroying their date palm groves. (This occurred after an attempted assassination of Hussein in that town).

2). Crushing Revolts against his administration just after the 1991 Gulf War by Shiites and Kurds.

Were these the two reasons sufficient for a U.S. invasion?

I hope that everyone has heard by know that the Jaafari government along with Ahmed Chalabi has a military and industrial alliance with Iran. They hope Iran will provide the military help they need to quash the Sunni revolt. The United States is being asked to leave ASAP. So the United States adventure in Iraq will end with the result that Iraq now is a fundamentalist government modelled after Iran The United States is protecting the fundamentalist Iranian allied government of Iraq by fighting the insurgents, many of whom would like to see a secular, socialist government like they had before the Americans arrived. So the Americans are fighting on the wrong side of their purported goals and interests?.

In any case Sadaam can be executed immediately on any one of the above charges if found guilty. There will be no need to investigate any other charges. No need to investigate any of the charges that President Bush has accused him of after his execution. Will see how the Nielsen ratings go. If the ratings are high, it will be a long trial- if they are low perhaps Sadaam will be executed quickly.

George Bush vs. Sadaam As a War Criminal

George Bush is not awaiting trial. He is vacationing in Crawford Texas for the 50th time of his presidency. He’s going to spend another entire month of August on vacation as he did in 2001 just before the 9/11 attacks.

Sadaam Hussein will be sort of preparing for his trial and certain execution.

George Bush will not be put on trial for the following:

1). Gassing, Napalming Terrorizing Iraqis in Fallujah and razing 75% of the entire city of 300,000 people.
2). Killing 25 to 100 thousand Iraqi men, women and children
3). Using the American Military to rape, torture and murder Iraqis who were innocent of any crime.
4). Invading a sovereign nation illegally and on false pretences.
5). Arbitrarily Destroying hundreds Iraqi Date Palm Groves
6). Abuse and torture of children
7). Fabricating evidence for the war.
8). Issuing false reports of actions during the war, including staging and filming of events like the rescue of Jessica Lynch and the capture of Sadaam Hussein.
9). Terrorism of Shock and Awe.
10) Theft and extortion of Iraqi civilians, government and businessmen by organized U.S. Military Mafias and U.S. contractors.*

Here’s the latest on how an entire company of 130 men and women are being held on restrictive duty for mafia style extortion of Iraqi shop owners. It’s not just Halliburton. Everyone wants a piece of the action. Soldiers have compared what the contractors are being paid with how much they are making and, now they want a piece of the action too.

California National Guard Using Mafia Style Tactics on Iraqi Shop Owners

Like Sadaam Bush has used the military to arrest and jail thousands without hearing or trial. The Iraq war implemented by Bush has killed by some estimates between 25 to 100 thousand Iraqi civilians in an illegal invasion of a sovereign nation based on staged charges of possession of WMD. Like Sadaam, George Bush has ordered the destruction of countless Date Palm groves.

The result of his actions is that Iraq is to become an Islamic state allied with Iran. Bush’s actions promote Islamic Fundamentalism and are in accordance with and in harmony with the wishes of the terrorists who caused 911. Their goal was a unified Islam. That appears to me to be what is happening in Iraq and Iran with more nations to follow. These are the results of George Bush’s actions and therefore what one can infer as his intention. More on this point later.

Like Sadaam, George Bush is alleged to have used gas on the Iraqis. In Fallujah the U.S. has admitted using a replica of Napalm (Mark 77) an internationally banned chemical weapon.

Gas in Fallujah

Napalm in Fallujah

And Where as Sadaam is only alleged to have had rape rooms and torture room in Abu Ghraib, we actually have pictures and videos that show proof that Military commander and Chief George Bush and his administration have presided over the torture and killing of numbers of Iraqi prisoners and even an 8 year old girl in the torture and ?rape? rooms of Abu Ghraib.

Men, women and children have been raped, murdered and tortured there by American soldiers. Iraqi people continue to be tortured to this very day according to Iraqis who have been pro! testing outside the Abu Ghraib prison in recent days.

Reports that Sadaam gassed his own people are controversial. There was a war between Iraq and Iran in the 1980?s and in Halabja during which the gassing of Halabja occurred. Both Iranian and Iraqi forces used chemical gas. The Iraqi forces used chemical weapons supplied by the United States. It doesn’t appear Sadaam will be charged with this crime. It can’t be proved. It’s also messy for the U.S. as they were the supplier of Iraqi poison gas.

Poison Gas In Halabja

I can’t find this story
or here:

Reports that Sadaam buried 400.000 people in mass graves are not verifiable. Certainly this item was used for political purposes whether true or not. The Prime Ministers office in England stated some time ago, only 5.000 people are believed to be buried in mass graves. (Though Molly Ivins seems to think otherwise)

PM admits graves claim 'untrue'

Perhaps Sadaam will be charge with ‘not being a team player’ or "being cranky" when forced into hiding in a hole. Please go to this link to read how the capture of Sadaam was staged, so says an eyewitness U.S. Marine

Sadaam's Capture a Staged Event

Oh, so he wasn’t found hiding in a hole? Like Jessica Lynch, it seems he was captured after a fierce gunfight in which he fought with a handgun. So says a U.S. Marine who was quoted in a Saudi newspaper. (The report was never published here except once on a Rochester N.Y. local TV station). Upon finally surrendering Sadaam was placed in the hole and filmed for propaganda purposes to make it look like he was hiding in a hole. This makes Bush prophecy of ‘smoking them out of their holes? into reality. George Bush’s words become government-implemented prophecy.

I have to ask whether it is more important to try Sadaam Hussein or George Bush. Should Bush be tried for illegally invading a sovereign nation under false pretences: gassing and napalming the Iraqi people in Fallujah: torture, rape, murder and abuse of Iraqi detainees: the illegal ! killing of 25,000 to 100,000 Iraqi civilians?? or is it more important and urgent to try Sadaam Hussein for killing 140 people and putting down an armed revolt against his government.

Who was worse for the world George Bush or Sadaam Hussein? I think clearly George Bush is the winner: he is every bit the ?shock and awe? terrorist that Sadaam could only dream of being. And he has done something more. He has made the Iraq and the Arab world less democratic and more fundamentalist.

What are his intentions? Someone needs to ask this seriously. He seems to be supporting Islamic Fundamentalism and those sympathetic to terrorism, not opposing terrorism.

Is it possible he is a disturbed person? Is it possible that there is a cabal of people who share a variation of his disturbance called the Neo-Cons, also known to Colin Powell as "the crazies"?

Is it possible he is trying to dam! age the United States through supporting Islamic terrorism? Impossible? Unbelievable? I think theory I have is supported by his own actions and they are observable events. The result of his actions indicate this. You have to consider the results of the actions of a person in order to know their motivation. Of course in his case, he does not allow himself to be conscious of his motivation, it’s easier to accomplish these kinds of goals when you don’t have to confront yourself on what you are doing or why. Sound evil?

His behavior appears to be criminal behavior by any measure of the law. Bush appears to be a criminal president. If he is a criminal he should be held responsible and face trial for treason. He is working against the United States and in the interests of the 911 suicide bombers and they’re supporters. Osama Bin Laden couldn’t ask for more. He has just installed a fundamentalist government in Iraq that wants the U.S. out ASAP. He’s even causing trouble in Central Asia in Uzbekistan, encouraging the fundamentalists there through criticizing the secular, albeit repressive government. And he’s criticizing, secular Egypt, threatening secular Syria. Put it together. It doesn’t make sense any other way. It is what he wanted all along. It is his intention. Human beings do things like this. All of us do. But if we are not made aware of what we are really doing, if no one stops us and challenges us, we keep right on doing-it-whatever it! is.

That is a man who says he wants to be defined by his actions. He should be. We can only assume then, that this man of rage who was regarded as a big screw-up in his own family for 40 years, a black sheep who was cursed out and frequently warned by his dad for endangering the family name and his father’s delicate political position- that his motivation is to destroy the image of the United States. The image of his Father’s Land. He does everything the opposite of his father. He has told Bob Woodward he doesn’t consult with his father, he consults with a higher father. He has admitted to being told by God to invade Iraq, Afghanistan and to create peace in Israel. That’s called delusional by me. What are you going to call it? This from Haaretz an Israeli newspaper reporting Bush’s conversation with Abu Abbas the Palestinian Prime Minister at the time .

According to Abbas, immediately thereafter Bush said: "God told me to strike at al Qaeda and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East. If you help me I will act, and if not, the elections will come and I will have to focus on them."

How long are we going to let this little psycho----drama play out? It has nothing to do with anything but the world inside George Bush’s head the willingness of the American people to allow Bush to indulge himself in it. What happens after the November 2006 elections is that Bush will go full throttle toward whatever the voices in his head are telling him. There will be no restraints. That’s when the real fun begins. Bush likes to do things no one else does. No government or president has ever used Nuclear Weapons in war except for ! Harry Truman and he may not have realized just exactly what they were or what they would become. I am afraid this is going to be just too much of a temptation for our President. Our Vice President seems to be on board...pushing for it and Condoleezza Rice has mentioned the possibility as a way of demonstrating America's strength.

Just give them an excuse. It doesn’t have to be a real event because they can always make something up.

Friday, July 22, 2005

U.S. Military: Military Mafia in Iraq

Apparently the U.S. Military is not influencing the Iraq Military, it's the other way around. There are muted reports of American Military Officers stealing large sums of cash appropriated to the Iraqi people.There are reports of murder, bribery, shakedowns and general corruption with in and out of the U.S. military in Iraq. To top it off, our government isn't influencing the Iraqi nation to become more Democratic: the Iraqi's are influencing the U.S. to become more "fundamentalist".


Amy Goodman was interviewing Seymour Hersh on how the Bush Administration tried to fix the elections in Iraq and Hersh mumbled something about the American Military being corrupted in Iraq. He began to say he has heard so many stories about colonels (in the U.S. military) being corrupted by large sums of cash. They he cut himself off. Here's the transcript:


AMY GOODMAN: Seymour Hersh, there was a report in the Financial Times right before the election in Iraq -- it was around January 10 -- that said the electoral group headed by Iyad Allawi, the interim Iraqi Prime Minister, handed out cash to journalists to insure coverage of the press conferences. Your response to that?

SEYMOUR HERSH: I just don't know that but, you know, when you talk about cash in Iraq, you don't just talk about cash. You talk about pallet loads of cash. There's an awful lot of money.

If anybody wanted to read about this -- the London Review of Books recently did an amazing article -- they took the six last State Department and U.N. reports on the missing cash in Iraq. Twenty billion dollars, much of it Iraqi oil money, has just disappeared, and there's no accounting for it. I shouldn't say all of it has disappeared, but the accounting is very lax. The corruption of Iraq and the corruption of our military by the dollars around, the invidious and systematic corruption of our military is just beyond belief. And we will pay a price for that in the end, too. You just cannot have that much money around. There were all kinds of colonels -- look, and it just doesn't matter. I'm getting ahead of myself, because I -- I don't want too talk about things I can't prove, but I can tell you in the London Review of Books in the last issue, the most recent issue, was a very, very serious essay about the extent of financial corruption and how much money simply disappeared from view, and we're not talking about hundreds of millions, we're talking about billions.)

...Of course this is a very natural occurrence. The Bush Administration is incompetent. The Military is therefore ordered to act outside it's own competence as it follows Bush's orders to destroy- and then rebuild- Iraq in an illegal, pointless, self destructive and indulgent war. It is no secret that millions and billions of dollars in cash have been used by the U.S. to pay- to and to pay off- Iraqi and American Contractors.

There is this famous picture showing how contractors are paid: Contractors Payment

It appears and entire company of 130 soldiers of the California National Guard may have been using old style mafia tactics to extort money from Iraqi shop owners. They offered "protection" from "terrorists" to shop owners if the shop owners paid them. This is just like mobsters walking into a business and saying. "nice place you got here, we'd hate so see anythiing happen ot it. If you pay us, will protect you." Translation: " We won't blow up your shop and then blame it on the terrorists if you pay us off! " So the army is extorting money from innocent Iraqi's in addition to all the other things they have been accussed of. Here we have an entire company put on restrictive duty. Other companies appear to be involved too, so it is endemic, not an isolated case. Lt. Col. Patrick Frey, has been suspended while the investigation is conducted, he is the battlion commander.Shakedown

The result of this corrupt war so far is an alliance with the Shiites of Iraq with the Shiites of Iran and the hoped for replacement of the U.S. support of the Jaafari government by the on coming military and financial support of the Iranians. Bush is nurturing fundamentalism here and abroad. He appears to be working for Bin Laden, for terrorism and not against it. Could this be? Could it be that Bush is simply a very disturbed, self destructive, perverse man surrounded by other like-minded people who know not their own motivations? Well.. That's ridiculous! Like Seymour Hersh, I think I must be getting ahead of myself. Let's get back to the corruption.

This from the London Review of Books

London Review of Books

"Staff at the CPA head office in Baghdad usually worked 12 hours a day, seven days a week, often on three-month postings. They didn't trust the computer network so many of them put their records on USB sticks and in private computer files that couldn't be opened by their replacements. At one point there was only one officer at the CPA account manager's office clearing all the paying agents throughout Iraq. Paying agents in the field often couldn't get - let alone be bothered with - the paperwork, which was frustrating for the honest ones and a boon to their crooked colleagues. So where did the money go? You can't see it in Hillah. The schools, hospitals, water supply and electricity, all of which were supposed to benefit from this money, are in ruins. The inescapable conclusion is that many of the American paying agents grabbed large bundles of cash for themselves and made sweet deals with their Iraqi contacts. "

....Isn't using pallet loads of cash to pay people for work done, kind of a questionable idea? This money has to be delivered to Iraq by someone: Military personnel. Then it is kept somewhere by someone: more military personnel. Colonels, Generals, high-ranking military and perhaps civilian personnel have easy access to this cash that is lying around on pallets. If it's so easy to get at, and, the record keeping is known to be sometimes non--existent, what's to stop military personnel who are so inclined from making arrangements to have the money shipped back to the U.S. ? Is this happening? Why wouldn't it be? The U.S. military is not only being corrupted by the cash floating around Iraq, they are being corrupted by the situation they are in. They are an illegal occupying force sent to a sovereign nation on false pretenses. They are there immorally. They are not liked and not wanted by anybody. Not even the current Iraqi government wants them there.

The current Jaafari government no longer is feeling so strongly that U.S. support is required for their protection. Jaafari and Talabani feel they can get that from Iran, very soon. And they feel the withdrawal of the U.S. army will weaken the motives for the insurgency more than any continued U.S. "presence". Additionally Iraq's government wants to use the militias against remaining insurgents. But they are afraid to tell the Americans to leave. The Americans might kill them for asking. Dale Stoffel a contractor in Iraq (and not necessarily an honest one) did not like the shakedown he was getting from his Iraqi counterpart a Mr. Zayna, in a deal to rebuild Iraq. "Rebuilding " consisted in this case of 283 million dollars so Iraq could have a new. ...Tank brigade for the Iraqi Army. What a tank brigade can do against insurgents is another question.

Stoffel it turns out worked for Wye Oak Technologies a company whose website describes it's work as bascially a software company. The Website just doesn't look right. Perhaps it is a Brewster-Jennings type company. The kind that Valerie Plame worked for. It turns out that Mr. Stoeffel has a record as an arms dealer. Perhaps he is working as an operative in Iraq, keeping an eye on the Iraqis and our own military for the CIA in regard to weapons of mass destruction. In any case, he sent an E-mail to General Petraeus: Stoffel complained to General Petraeus:

""If we proceed down the road we are currently on, there will be serious legal issues that will land us all in jail," Stoffel wrote in an e-mail to a senior assistant to U.S. Army Lt. Gen. David H. Petraeus, who was overseeing the task force in charge of the arms deal, according to the story."

....I assume that Stoffel is saying here that the U.S. Military, specifically General Petraeus and his assistant, Colonel David Styles were engaging in illegal activity and it had to stop or they might all go to jail.

The London Book Review article continues:

"Stoffel complained about the situation in letters written to Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn Hills) and to a senior Pentagon official. Stoffel also e-mailed U.S. Army Col. David Styles, who is Petraeus' assistant on the project. "

Stoffel was murdered 8 days after sending the E-mail to General Petraeus.

Immediately after his killing a never heard of before "terrorist group" claimed credit for the killing on another odd looking website. Was this a phony website? A phony terrorist group? Who would have wanted him killed: Mr. Zayna? Col. David Styles or General Petraeus? Seymour Hersh's comment about corruption rings loudly. Mr. Stoeffel is now dead and General Petraeus is doing business with Mr. Zayna. What does that say?

It says at least this much...in spite of the fact that Stoeffel complained about the corruption of Mr. Zayna, and was subsequently killed (and as a result of the suspicious circumstances the FBI is investigating), General Petraeus and Colonel Styles went ahead with and did business with Mr. Zayna. Why would they do that under the circumstances? What would Mr. Zayna do if he was not allowed to continue to do business with the General and his colonel? Did he know something that perhaps the General and the Colonel didn't want made public about their dealings with him? Was that something their actions "along the path" that Stoffel alluded to that could wind them up in jail?

The London Book of Review article continues:


"Since the killing, U.S. military officials have continued working with Zayna. He is doing construction work on a U.S.-controlled military base outside Baghdad related to the project, said officials with the U.S.-led coalition.

"Stoffel's firm tried unsuccessfully to keep the contract. Wye Oak Technology sent a letter to U.S. and Iraqi officials on Jan. 25 saying it was prepared to resume work so long as "transparency and accountability" were established."

....Summing up the overall attitude of the U.S. Military in Iraq is this from one of our colonels in Iraq just after the war began in 2003, as quoted in the New York Times:

"With a heavy dose of fear and violence, and a lot of money for projects, I think we can convince these people that we are here to help them." That colonel is our representative in Iraq. He is the ambassador of our values. He speaks for you and me. If he is the ugly American, so are we. ". . .


Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Judith Miller a Government Operative?

It seems apparent to me that Judith Miller worked for the Vice Presidents Office of Special Plans and was in fact a formal or informal government agent.

Wolfowitz and Feith set up the OSP. They urged against CIA advice not to use the claim that Sadaam had sought Uranium from Niger in Bush SOTU speech. The idea of using what was probably an earlier CIA black ops report on Iraq trying to get yellow cake uranium from Niger began in this office. This is another case of one branch of the government believing a false story planted by the CIA (at an earlier time for reasons having nothing to do with an invasion of Iraq) and acting on it as reality. Some of these schemes have been outlined in the documentary "The Power of Nightmares". I had the opportunity to see the entire 3 part series on video tape.


The Office of Special Plans provided much of Powell's speech to the U.N., which was at odds with the CIA. This is the backdrop to the CIA purge and the resignations of Tenet and Pavitt.


The main source of information for the Office of Special Plans on Sadaams WMD was Ahmed Chalabi. His relationship with Judith Miller was very special.

This from

"Last May, Howard Kurtz of The Washington Post wrote of an e-mail exchange between Miller and John Burns, then the Times bureau chief in Baghdad, in which Burns rebuked Miller for writing an article about Chalabi without informing him. Miller replied that she had been covering Chalabi for about ten years and had "done most of the stories about him for our paper." Chalabi, she added, "has provided most of the front page exclusives on WMD to our paper."

Ahmed Chalabi always thinking into the future arranged interviews for Miller with people like Khidir Hamza who was seen frequently on US television glibly assuring all Americans that Sadaam was months away from having Nuclear Weapons and possessed WMD. These were set-ups by Chalabi. Perhaps he paid these people off to tell Miller what Miller and the OSP were only to glad to here.

Chalabi's plan was for a US invasion, overthrow of the Sadaam Regime and then removal of U.S. forces as quickly as possible to be replaced by Iranian financial and military support. He all along was working for and with Iranian, not U.S. interests. We now see this more clearly with the current governments close ties to Iran, which includes a recently signed agreement authorizing Iranian training for Iraqi troops. We are also to understand that the Bush Administration no longer favors Chalabi. The Administration is fearful of him as he can easily expose them publicly as to how he duped them and then some. He is clearly head and shoulders on another level of political intelligence, worldliness and savvy than the provincial (Jackson Hole Wyoming) Dick Cheney. Using the United States to invade Iraq was like taking candy from a baby. It is certainly what the baby wanted anyway.

Judith Miller is in jail. I believe she is in jail because she is the first member of the press to learn that Valerie Plame was a CIA agent. She learned this from Cheney's office, apparently from Libby. I believe that she informed other members of the press and was part of an OSP operation to discredit Joe and Valerie Wilson. This is the "plot against Wilson" that one appellate judge referred to. Judith Miller is not merely a reporter, she is an operative herself who worked for the OSP, which stood in opposition to the CIA. Miller has never written about Valerie Plame, her job was to spread the information, not to write about it. The OSP with Fieth, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowitz sought to replace the CIA as the fulcrum of influence in espionage activity. Miller like many other journalists, we are finding out, works for the government first and in her case, the New York Times second.

Judith Miller cannot testify because she would incriminate herself on a number of levels. She may be part of the plot to discredit Wilson, not just reporter receiving information. She might have to reveal that she in fact works for the government planting stories as other reporters have been know to do. She may be on a government payroll or perhaps her work is fee based or perhaps she receives nothing and she works out of a sense of what I would call misguided patriotism. That's another word for being stupid.

Now what gets complicated is Patrick Fitzgerald's position toward her from a political point of view and from a procedural one I don't think anyone wants to hear about that at this time.

Plame Case Going Nowhere. Is it Fitzgerald or FIXgerald

Tim Russert asked Matt Cooper today on NBC:" Is this going anywhere?"
Matt Cooper replied that he "didn't know", sometime it seems like it could be big and sometimes it just looks like" politics as usual."

Matt Cooper, who has testified before the Grand Jury, says he's not sure if this investigation will lead to anything. So before you start tuning in your TV sets to watch Karl Rove going to jail you must remember that all of this hinges on the attitudes and ambition of Patrick Fitzgerald who was appointed by James Comey who was appointed by George Bush to be the Deputy to John Ashcroft and it is John Ashcroft who asked Comey to pick a prosecutor (Fitzgerald describes Comey as his best friend). Would Fitzgerald screw his best friend Comey by making him look bad to Bush who gave him his job?

Ken Mehlman said today on Meet the Press that he has "tremendous faith in Patrick Fitzgerald". He said this REPEATEDLY. He did not need to say this, he did not need to point this out repeatedly in order to emphasize that everyone should wait until the Grand Jury has concluded. I think he was saying that Patrick Fitzgerald is one of our guys. He is correct. Fitzgerald is a Republican who was appointed by the Administration to investigate itself.

Why is Judith Miller in Jail? Judith Miller has been rumored to be an operative of the government while working as a news reporter. I think this makes sense. Her articles of WMD in Iraq were lies propagated by the government through the news media. Apparently she spoke to the Vice Presidents office, learned about Plames identity and then told fellow reporters who told Rove and then Rove told other reporters. This resulted in a kind of perfect circle that has no beginning or end.

Judith Miller is the only connection to the original source in the V.P. Office. That is why she will not testify. She has to go to jail. Since she is probably the original news source (and this surely would have come out in Grand Jury testimony), Fitzgerald would have no other option but to demand she go to jail, anything else would expose his probable prejudicing of this case. She will remain in jail for 5 months and sign book deals and become fabulously wealthy. It is very unpleasant in jail however and she is and will suffer greatly. I suspect she imagines herself to be a true patriotic operative for the government.

So, is this case going anywhere?