Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Global Warming Hoax - Part Three

Tuesday October 31, 2006
How and by Whom the Ozone Hole Fraud was Perpetrated ~~~~~ The Political Source of the Propaganda Myths, and "The Big Lie"~~~~~You might believe that the theories of the "ozone hole" and "global warming" are simply science with not enough data yet to prove them. Not so. They have been for over 50 years, false propaganda stories, which violate basic scientific principles. They are both false. You may not be old enough to remember their source in the late 1950's and early 1960's. They both started as "Cold War" propaganda against the United States. They were both hatched as pseudo-science plots right inside the Kremlin, as Soviet propaganda. They were never scientific theories.In October 1957, the Soviets launched the first orbiting satellite, Sputnik, and then followed with the first man in space, and then the first woman in space, and... The United States was then still struggling with its first satellite by the Werner Von Braun team, which later produced the NASA manned moon lander, the Saturn V in the mid-1960's. In the mid-1960's it looked as though the NASA team would quickly reach the moon way ahead of the Soviet team. The Soviets wanted to "slow down" the NASA team by spreading a false rumor against the big Saturn V rocket, so the Soviets could be the first to the moon. A rumor to shut down the American NASA program. It almost worked. The Soviets claimed that the rocket exhaust from the big Saturn V would punch a "hole in the ozone layer" as it went to the moon. The term "hole in the ozone layer" had a very simple physical meaning then. It was a literal hole as the rocket went through the ozone layer. In the 1960's, NASA countered that false accusation by actually flying a rocket and dumping a cloud of barium dust to simulate a large exhaust plume. The "hole in the ozone" only lasted a few minutes and then disappeared. Thus the Soviet propaganda was shot down as a mere fiction. But the term "hole in the ozone layer" still remains today as a communist propaganda myth. The present-day false use of the term "hole in the ozone layer" only refers to a thinning of the middle layer of the ozone during Spring, while the lower and upper layers of the ozone remain intact and at full strength. It is not even a "hole" at all. There is no "destruction" of the ozone and no loss of the UV radiation blocking ability of the ozone layer. There is no increased dangerous UV radiation coming through the "hole in the ozone layer." There is no hole. There is not even an increase, absolutely zero, in the number of cancer cases caused by the "hole." My Ozzie and Kiwi readers should be happy to learn that no cancer cases ever came through the "ozone hole." I will explain and prove that later. The current use by NASA of the old Soviet "cold war" term "hole in the ozone layer" shows it is coming from the old anti-American Soviet propaganda. It is not even scientific at all - it was a communist plot. If you still believe in the "hole in the ozone layer" and are into old communist plots, I can sell you one cheap. It's a communist plot, known as Lenin's Tomb. The Russians don't want it anymore. And for mere Kopecks on the Ruble you can buy your very own communist plot. And if you are looking for used second-hand communist plots, NASA is your best source, with WHO and the World Bank as good runners up. For "factory reconditioned" communist plots, they can be found at the BBC, New York Times and even the United Nations. These have been road-tested and guaranteed to fool the public every time.You may believe that when the economic system called the Soviet Union collapsed in Dec 1991, that "communism" also collapsed. Wrong. Communism as an anti-American belief system, is alive and well, and hidden inside false scientific beliefs, which are designed to destroy the United States. It has been taught in the American school system for the last 30 years, under the direction of the U.S. Department of Education, and even on TV, disguised as "diversity training," "political correctness," and "global climate change."One of the best communist plots from the 1960's was the story of "Global Warming." But in the 1960's it was then called "global cooling" with a soon impending Ice Age to end all life on earth, if the Americans didn't stop making so many cars and building so many factories. The Soviets wanted to slow down the American economy so it would be equal to or less than the Soviet economy. So the Soviets spread the false rumor that the Americans were causing doom and destruction of mankind, because of the booming American economy. That is still the basis of the current "Global Warming" myth - to shut down the American economy, and thereby destroy the United States. It is a shame that so many top-notch professional journals, such as Science and Nature, have become mere mouth pieces for neo-Soviet communist propaganda, and the credo "open scientific discussion and inquiry" has simply left the building. Right now, I am going to turn your picture of "global warming" completely upside-down. I will show that the best proof that "global warming" DOES NOT exist, is to use the popular 2006 propaganda film, "An Inconvenient Truth." Yes, Al Gore's film about "global warming" is the best proof I can find that shows "global warming" simply does NOT exist. I have known Al Gore as a complete doofus, who sold out to the oil companies for campaign donations, in 1991, in response to my April 1991 letter about the "US Standard Atmosphere 1976" fraud. Do you still believe that Al Gore's movie proves the existence of global warming? Watch this ----We are right now in a minor global cooling state, not global warming. Ice Ages are caused by global warming of the oceans. The extra heat from the sun warms the ocean surface and lifts billions of tons of ocean water as clouds high into the atmosphere and then into the earth's cold polar regions, where the ocean mists and clouds fall as new snow and ice. It takes lots of hot water and sunshine to evaporate massive clouds of water from the oceans. How did the Ice Age Glaciers get to be two miles high up in the air? Did they grow up from the ground, or were they laid down from above? By what magic of nature did ocean water get to be frozen two miles high? How did that frozen water get to be so high? Only massive extra heat energy from the sun can supply energy to lift all that water two miles high. Where would we as humans get the energy to pump ten percent of the world's oceans up about four miles high, and then let it fall as frozen snow and ice onto ice packs and glaciers two miles high? That would take all the energy from all the nuclear bombs ever made and much much more. Mankind, doesn't have the energy, and does not, and cannot cause global warming or global cooling. Believe it or not, the average air temperature during the Ice Ages was a roasting 100 to 120 degrees or more. It was steamy hot. That's why during the Ice Ages, both man and beast lived along the edges of the two mile high glaciers. The cool air coming off the glaciers acted like a natural air conditioner to cool the air from the ambient 100 to 120 degree heat all around the rest of the world. Both man and mastodon lived together along the glacial edges. During the Ice Ages, the strip of earth next to the glaciers was a pleasant "Eden" compared to the 120 degree "hell" around the rest of the world. The Ice Ages were very hot times, not cold times. The hot steamy oceans during that time were what produced all that frozen water two miles high in the atmosphere, and made the Ice Age glaciers. The current disappearance of the glaciers up high in the mountains is evidence of a "global drought" or ocean cooling and a lack of new snow to deposit on high mountains. That is clear evidence of less water coming off the oceans and less new snow being deposited two miles up in the mountains. The disappearance of glaciers is proof that the oceans are cooling -- not warming. The actual scientific measurements from NOAA, and not from NASA, shows and proves the oceans have been slightly cooling over the last century. There is NO "global warming." Most meteorologist who work at NOAA will tell you that increased hurricanes, disappearance of glaciers and extreme weather conditions are normal and cycled and not caused by "global warming." Only NASA scientists who are NOT meteorologist, use the old Soviet propaganda to spread rumors of doom and destruction as anti-American scare tactics. That data is not coming from NASA as a whole, but from the controlling CIA/DIA core within NASA. The CIA has been a source of communist propaganda and disinformation since it was formed during the "cold war" in 1947. See the quote at the top of this page, and also read "Black Gold Hot Gold" for a short history of communism as a propaganda tool of the Empire of Energy during the 20th century. In the 15th century there was a lessening of the sunspots on the visible surface of the sun. This was called the Maunder Minimum. There was less energy coming from the sun. During that time, the air temperatures in Europe and North America dropped. That caused rivers and lakes to freeze over, and sometimes stayed frozen even into the summer time. But the cold air also meant that no water was being lifted up from the oceans into the air to become snow and ice as glaciers. The records show that during the Maunder Minimum that glaciers receded, much like they are now. They were not being replenished with new snow and ice. Thus cold air temperatures mean a loss of glaciers in high mountains. That is caused by global cooling, NOT global warming. It is caused by a lessening of the energy coming from the sun, not carbon dioxide from cars. It is NOT caused by greenhouse gases, or greenhouse layers of very heavy carbon dioxide high in the atmosphere. That is pure Soviet propaganda myth. The real scientific facts are a complete reversal of the propaganda you hear constantly and daily in the news media.The hoaxers have so propagandized the public that they make people believe that disappearing glaciers are caused by "warming the air" and the warm air melts the ice. NOT SO. It will never happen. Disappearing glaciers and Ice Caps are caused by global cooling and then there is less water coming from the oceans and being deposited in earth's colder regions, at the poles and high in the mountains. This is part of the earth's hydro-logic cycle. Even young grammar school kids learn, world droughts are caused when there is less water coming from the ocean and going into the air to fall as rain or snow. Droughts and less snow and less glaciers occur when the oceans are colder. It's caused by ocean cooling.I proved that for myself in 1959. In July 1959 my father and his friend from work and I, took a week long hike in Yosemite National Park, in the high Sierra Mountains of California. About mid-week we reached the 11,511 foot peak, Mt. Vogelsang. It was then covered with a permanent 500 foot glacier. In mid July the air temps at Yosemite were about 90 degrees during the day. I even sweated all night long it was so hot. But the glacier was not melting, and there was no melt water coming down the glacier. Why was that? I wanted to find out for myself. I was only 14, but still a young scientist at heart. I walked up to the base of the glacier. There was warm breeze of hot air rising up the mountain. Bits of leaves and grass showed the warm air was rising. That's a trick golfers use. But within just about a foot from the glacier was a stream of very cold air coming down the face of the glacier. Here the tiny leaves and grass bits flowed downward. The whole glacier was being bathed in a coating of freezing air which kept the glacier from melting, even in hot July 90-degree summer weather. This is a phenomenon caused by the fact that cold air is heavier and more dense than warm air. Cold air usually doesn't rise upward. It lays down flat on top of glaciers and ice packs. It falls down along the sloping sides of glaciers in the mountains. It completely covers the glaciers with freezing air, even on very hot summer days with very hot desert-like air temperatures. Hot air does not melt glaciers, because the warm air doesn't ever touch or reach the surface of the glacier. Even in hot summer-like heat conditions the glaciers don't melt. This is true of the glaciers in the Alps, on Greenland and even the polar ice caps. The only part that melts is the parts sticking up and exposed above the foot-thick layer of freezing air. The temperature of the warm air away from the glacier makes no difference. It could be 100 or 150 degrees. Thus "global warming" would have no effect on "melting" glaciers. Actually, "global warming" is what creates new glaciers and replenishes the old ones. The pristine white color of the glacier also reflected all the sun's heat like a mirror, so it absorbed no solar heat. When I held my hand about a foot from the glacier in the freezing downward air flow, my hand started to turn numb and blue from the cold air, even though the rest of me was still sweating from the extreme near-100-degree heat of the surrounding air. That's why no hot air from burning gas in cars, or green house effect, can ever melt glaciers. The glaciers are bathed in their very own outdoor air freezers which keeps them from melting. They only disappear when there is no new snow deposited on them during the winter to make up for the slight melting caused by evaporation during the summer. And that is a scientific fact which I observed for myself, first hand, on the Vogelsang Glacier in 1959. I did further scientific investigation and found that this is true for all glaciers. This is not true for snow packs. Snow is only about one-tenth as dense as ice, so it quickly melts in the sunlight, and even just slightly warmer air temperatures. Snow Packs and Glaciers of ice do not behave in the same way in response to warm air. Most people think warm air melts glaciers. NOT SO. Warm air has little or no affect on melting glaciers and ice caps. Al Gore, in his movie, "An Inconvenient Truth" missed the truth completely. No hot air ever melted glaciers. Only lack of snow or a drought from cold oceans can make glaciers recede. Thus Al Gore's movie, actually "proves" that the oceans are cooling and producing less snow to deposit on the high mountain glaciers. There is even a current world-wide drought. Ever here of the Sahel, Darfur, or the spreding Gobi and Sahara Deserts? Hot deserts are a local weather phenomena, but they are created by the droughts of global cooling. Gore's movie, since he shows many receding glaciers from all around the world, actually proves, that "global ocean cooling" is occurring world wide. Al Gore's movie actually proves scientifically that "global warming" is a false theory and a fraud. Thank you, Al Gore - I couldn't ask for a better proof. The simplistic story that burning gasoline and producing carbon dioxide is causing Glaciers and Ice Caps to melt is sheer fraud. It will never, and scientifically can never happen. There is no evidence that any warmer air temperatures are causing ice to melt. Only lack of new snow or a drought caused by cooling ocean temperatures can cause that.Thus I repeat. There is NO global warming, no "greenhouse gases" nor even "climate change." What is in fact, occurring right now is minor temporary global cooling related to the natural 11-year sunspot cycle. How does man cause global cooling or global warming by burning oil in cars or factories? I don't know, and doubt it could ever happen. Compared to the millions of times larger daily changing energy flowing from the sun, mankind has absolutely no affect on the weather. There you have it, the scientific facts to prove that "global warming" is a fraud. My claim is not an opinion. I am an independent senior scientist. I have published my discoveries in refereed scientific journals. What you've just read is proven scientific fact. Check it out. Talk to the scientists at NOAA, not to the newspapers, the BBC, New York times or the propagandists at NASA. Anybody wanna buy a communist plot? I can sell it to ya cheap.... Marshall Smith Editor, Brother Jonathan Gazette newseditor@brojon.com
Copy this to your website, or post in your forum. Let everybody know that "the ozone hole" and "global warming" are scientific frauds. If you read about "global warming" in the newspaper, write to the editor and tell him he is publishing false information. If you hear "global warming" discussed on the radio, call them and tell them it is a complete hoax. You now have the scientific tools to prove them wrong. Don't let anybody get away with telling hoaxes in the news media.For more information read: "Global Warming: The Scientific Hoax Exposed," and "Global Warming Fraud Evidence," and "Caution: the $50 billion dollar Ozone Hole Fraud." All available in the BroJon Archives on the BroJon Gazette front page. Or do a website search on the keywords "global warming" or "ozone hole" also on the BroJon front page, for many more articles and "proofs" on related topics.

Britons Could be Microchipped in a Decade

Britons Could be Microchipped in a Decade
Monday, October 30th, 2006
This Is London
Human beings may be forced to be ‘microchipped’ like pet dogs, a shocking official report into the rise of the Big Brother state has warned.
The microchips - which are implanted under the skin - allow the wearer’s movements to be tracked and store personal information about them.
They could be used by companies who want to keep tabs on an employee’s movements or by Governments who want a foolproof way of identifying their citizens - and storing information about them.
The prospect of ‘chip-citizens’ - with its terrifying echoes of George Orwell’s ‘Big Brother’ police state in the book 1984 - was raised in an official report for Britain’s Information Commissioner Richard Thomas into the spread of surveillance technology.
The report, drawn up by a team of respected academics, claims that Britain is a world-leader in the use of surveillance technology and its citizens the most spied-upon in the free world.
It paints a frightening picture of what Britain might be like in ten years time unless steps are taken to regulate the use of CCTV and other spy technologies.
The reports editors Dr David Murakami Wood, managing editor of the journal Surveillance and Society and Dr Kirstie Ball, an Open University lecturer in Organisation Studies, claim that by 2016 our almost every movement, purchase and communication could be monitored by a complex network of interlinking surveillance technologies.
The most contentious prediction is the spread in the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.
The RFID chips - which can be detected and read by radio waves - are already used in new UK passports and are also used the Oyster card system to access the London Transport network.
For the past six years European countries have been using RFID chips to identify pet animals.
Already used in America
However, its use in humans has already been trialled in America, where the chips were implanted in 70 mentally-ill elderly people in order to track their movements.
And earlier this year a security company in Ohio chipped two of its employees to allow them to enter a secure area. The glass-encased chips were planted in the recipients’ upper right arms and ‘read’ by a device similar to a credit card reader.
In their Report on the Surveillance Society, the authors now warn: “The call for everyone to be implanted is now being seriously debated.”
The authors also highlight the Government’s huge enthusiasm for CCTV, pointing out that during the 1990s the Home Office spent 78 per cent of its crime prevention budget - a total of £500 million - on installing the cameras.
There are now 4.2 million CCTV cameras in Britain and the average Briton is caught on camera an astonishing 300 times every day.
This huge enthusiasm comes despite official Home Office statistics showing that CCTV cameras have ‘little effect on crime levels’.
They write: “The surveillance society has come about us without us realising”, adding: “Some of it is essential for providing the services we need: health, benefits, education. Some of it is more questionable. Some of it may be unjustified, intrusive and oppressive.”
Yesterday Information Commissioner Richard Thomas, whose office is investigating the Post Office, HSBC, NatWest and the Royal Bank of Scotland over claims they dumped sensitive customer details in the street, said: “Many of these schemes are public sector driven, and the individual has no choice over whether or not to take part.”
“People are being scrutinised and having their lives tracked, and are not even aware of it.”
He has also voiced his concern about the consequences of companies, or Government agencies, building up too much personal information about someone.
He said: “It can stigmatise people. I have worries about technology being used to identify classes of people who present some kind of risk to society. And I think there are real anxieties about that.”
Yesterday a spokesman for civil liberties campaigners Liberty said: “We have got nothing about these surveillance technologies in themselves, but it is their potential uses about which there are legitimate fears. Unless their uses are regulated properly, people really could find themselves living in a surveillance society.
“There is a rather scary underlying feeling that people may worry that these microchips are less about being a human being than becoming a barcoded product.”

Monday, October 30, 2006

The Tamiflu Myth

BroJon News: Monday December 5, 2005
What Big Pharma and the CDC Forgot to Tell the Doctors (Also Known as "The Letter to Doreen")
Tamiflu was developed several years ago after lab tests showed it slowed the replication of viruses in the lab dish. Tests in humans showed it reduced the normal 5 to 7 day course of Flu by 1.5 to 2.5 days. It did not prevent, cure nor reduce the effects of Flu. At best it is a palliative or pain reliever to "treat the symptoms," but not cure to the disease.
Most medical doctors mistakenly believe in the "anti-body" response of the immune system as the method by which the body fights viral infections. But not so. The body causes a fever above 101 degrees which stops the telomeres on the ends of the virus from allowing any viral replication.
The fever is the human or mammalian body's primary generalized immune system response to any viral infection. Any palliative treatment which reduces the fever of flu infections will prolong the infection and may lead to irreparable damage or death, mostly from the resulting viral pneumonia. But the pneumonia was caused by lowering the fever and allowing uncontrolled viral replication in the lungs. Most cold and flu medications, including aspirin and Tamiflu are in this palliative class.
In the last two years, doctors have been treating patients who have H5N1 Bird Flu. The results are that 50% or half of the treated patients die of viral pneumonia. Were the deaths caused by a "new" more virulent strain of Bird Flu or was it the "new" use of a new anti-viral called Tamiflu? A good doctor would know the difference.
SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF VIRAL INFECTIONSAnswering the Questions Most BroJon Readers Ask
Recently a BroJon Digest reader, named Doreen, wrote to ask some of the questions which were also asked by hundreds of other readers. She wrote:
"I read your article about the "Bird Flu", and had a couple questions for you. First, are you a scientist? Second, while your article seems informative (and I agree with your conclusions that the so-called Pandemic is a major scam), I do not get enough information about the difference between Reproduction and Replication, concerning bacteria (reproduce) and virus (replicate)... replicate reminds me of Star Trek, and the replicators on the Enterprise! If you cannot explain the difference for me, can you refer me to a site that can?"
Very good questions. Yes, I am a senior scientist. I have multiple university degrees. I spent several decades working as a senior scientist/engineer for NASA. One of my NASA projects was the rat and monkey biological experiment which flew on the Shuttle Challenger in 1985. I worked directly with astronaut/scientist Dr. Robert Obermeyer. I worked in the ultra-clean lab, testing the cages and data-instrumentation which I built for the experiment, while Bob Obermeyer took the animals in the surgical room and implanted the animals with tiny transmitters which were then recorded on my computer system.
I have long been a medical researcher, but I don't have a medical degree nor license. Thus I don't see things the way most doctors do. One of the things with which I disagree with most, compared to the medical profession is how viruses replicate and infect cells.
Using my degrees in physics and engineering, I studied the surface coatings of viruses. That is how I discovered that the replication of viruses is a very close analog of sexual reproduction. I have not seen that written in any medical textbooks nor journal articles, so, Doreen, I can't direct you to any websites for more information. So I will explain it to you as best I can.
THE BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BACTERIA AND VIRUSESWhat Most Doctors Never Learned in Medical School
Bacteria are large single-celled animals which are large enough to be seen in a microscope. The bacteria is a protein bag enclosing a fluid which mimics sea water in saltiness and acidity. This reflects the fact that all animal and plant lifeforms on earth formed in the salty ocean of earth. Now, all animal cells carry their salty ocean internally. This cytoplasmic cell fluid contains many parts, including the nucleus of the cell which is very similar to a virus, and many primitive small sub-bacteria which are in each cell, called by such names as mitochondria and golgi-apparatus among others.
These sub-parts are very simple separate bacteria-like bodies which have specific functions in the cell such as collecting oxygen or actually doing the breathing, and other parts which take the sugar, fat and proteins in the blood stream and as they transfer into the cell fluid they are converted into food and energy for each cell. Thus, bacteria are living cells which, (1) can move, (2) can locate and eat food, combining the food and oxygen to make energy, and (3) can reproduce by making copies of each cell by dividing down the middle and making two new identical cells from the original one.
But, unlike bacterial cells, viruses are not alive. They cannot do anything which cells or bacteria can do. All viruses have only two simple parts, (1) a single long strand of a molcule called DNA which may have millions of atoms in the long string, and (2) an outer layer of protective protein bag material, which is made up of the broken parts of the cellular or bacterial protein bag from which the virus last escaped. Viruses are not alive and cannot grow their own protein bag coating. Viruses are so much more tiny than are cells, being made only of a single string of atoms, they cannot be seen with a normal microscope. They can only be seen with electron microscopes.
The DNA strand in the middle of the virus is a long string of connected single sugar molecules called Ribose. Onto each and every Ribose sugar molecule is then attached an amino acid. This process of making DNA can only occur inside a host bacteria cell which has a large supply of free amino acids floating in the salty cytoplasmic fluid. There are about 17 amino acids in the proteins which humans eat, but only 4 critical amino acids are used to make DNA. The banding or repeating pattern of the 4 amino acids, like a string of colored beads, is used to make partial copies of sections of the DNA to make protein-string hormones which control how cells operate and reproduce. These partial protein copies of small sections of the DNA molecule, are actually hormones which communicate with and control other cells, and are what make the cells of your body grow and live.
HOW YOUR BODY USES VIRAL-TYPE DNA MOLECULESHow DNA Is Used As a Normal Part of Making Your Body Work
The DNA molecules in your cells are similar to a virus DNA, but with several differences. The DNA in your cells are made of two parallel long strands which are electrically bonded together. Over simplifying how they are put together, you could say one half of the double strand came from your mother and the other half came from your father. The two halves are bonded together to make a diploid or complete double strand which makes a compete animal or plant DNA molecule found in the nucleus of all living cells. But the viral DNA is only half of the long double string molecule, it does not have a mother nor father. It only makes repeated identical copies of the original half or haploid molecule itself. Thus the virus cannot "reproduce" in the same way cells do.
But your body actually does the same thing. When a woman ovulates she causes complete cells, which normally divide in half, to instead divide into four parts in her ovaries to divide the original double strand DNA molecule into four single strand ova. Each ovum is a half or haploid version of your original DNA. The normal reproduction of all the cells in your body simply divide into two exact diploid copies. This process is called Mitosis and occurs in almost all of your cells every week or so. But once a month in women, certain cells in the ovary divide by a unique process called Meiosis which causes the cells to divide into four identical parts. But each new primitive cell has only half of the normal DNA strand. Each haploid cell is an ovum, and has the same atomic and molecular single-strand structure as a virus DNA.
The same thing occurs each month in men, when the sperm are made by dividing a body DNA molecule into four to make four haploid or half DNA molecules, which is all that is inside a sperm body. Neither ova nor sperm are living cells. They can't reproduce by themselves. They are each more like a single haploid DNA virus. By sexual reproduction, which is almost exactly the same as a virus entering a cell, the haploid or half DNA from mother and father are combined into a diploid or full double DNA strand thus producing a new living cell, destined to become a new human being. Viruses don't do that. They simply keep making exact copies of the original haploid or half DNA. They are not alive. They cannot grow or mutate from one form of bird flu into another. They are more like inanimate crystals, which can only copy more crystals. They don't grow and mutate. Also, just like a sperm entering through the unique cell wall of an ovum, which is specific to each species, meaning a cow sperm cannot enter into a sheep ovum, a virus cannot enter into just any other cell which has a protein coating different from the coating on the original virus. That's why humans can't get bird flu.
The set of the specific four amino acids which are used to make DNA are called Nucleic Acids when they attach along the long strand of sugar Ribose molecules. When they are attached they are called Ribo-Nucleic Acids. When the whole long strand of millions of RiboNucleic Acids have completely attached from one end of the long chain to the other, it releases an Oxygen atom at the end of the string, carrying away an electron, and then the whole chain is stuck or bonded together by electrical forces. The release of the Oxygen atom is called Deoxyfication. This whole long chain, when it is completely filled, and then de-oxyfied is called De-oxy-ribo Nucleic Acid, or as we know it, DNA.
That is also all that a virus is. Just a long chain of millions of the four amino acids all stuck together in a certain pattern. The only difference between the millions of types of viruses, is the repeating bead-like patterns of the four amino acids along the chain. The virus DNA cannot move by itself, it cannot locate, breath and eat food, and it cannot divide in half and make copies of itself or reproduce the way bacterial cells do. A Virus does not fit the definition of a living thing. It is more like the repeating patterns of atoms in a crystal.
The only thing that a virus does is a process called Replication. When a virus enters one of your cells, it escapes from within its own old protein surface coating and it stretches out into a long string. The viral DNA then collects millions of free amino acids floating in your salty cell fluid to make a mirror image copy of the four types of amino acids in the viral chain. This reversed mirror image chain is called Retro-deoxy-ribo Nucleic Acid or shortened to RNA. The RNA molecule is special and continues to make another mirror image of itself which is, of course, an exact copy of the original viral DNA. This unique method of making a mirror image of a mirror image to make an exact copy of the original viral DNA is the only method a virus can use to make copies. This is called Replication.
The RNA molecule string will then continue to make many, many copies which result in the original viral DNA now having thousands of exact duplicate DNA copies all made from the amino acids stolen from your cell fluid. This starves your cell of all the amino acids and in a matter of minutes, destroys it. The original virus and its many replicate copies are now free to invade your other body cells.
But before leaving the infected cell, the thousands of new viral DNA copies then steal pieces of the protein bag coating from your damaged and dying cell, and then covers the viral DNA with stolen cell wall material. This is the trick by which the virus can exist in your body. By covering itself with the old cell wall from your own cells, the virus then hides from your immune system, since the virus now looks like just one of your own friendly cells and not a dangerous foreign virus.
HOW A SINGLE VIRUS MAY SEEM TO BEHUNDREDS OF DIFFERENT TYPESThe Difference Between Types H5N1 and H3N2 is the Stolen Surface Coat
This means that any certain virus may have many different surface coatings, depending on where it last came from. If it last came from a bird, it is a bird virus and can only infect birds. If the same virus had escaped from a pig or hog, then it is a porcine or pig virus. It is almost impossible for humans to get viruses from horses, dogs, birds or snakes.
Unfortunately, it is quite easy for humans to get viruses from pigs, because of the strange similarity in the tissue typing of pig and human tissue. The atomic structure of the surface coat on pig viruses are similar enough that the pig virus can enter human cells. This is why cell tissue from pigs, such as heart valves, pancreatic insulin and other body parts from pigs can be used in humans. Oddly, it is hard for viruses from our closest mammalian neighbors, the chimps and gorillas, to enter into humans. Simian viruses simply are not close enough with the same cell surface types as human viruses.
That is about as clear as I can explain Viral Replication. It is the process of the copying of atoms and molecules of DNA and RNA in a specific order. It has nothing to do with the dividing and splitting or Reproduction of living cells or beings.
The trick here, Doreen, is that for the viral RNA to make many, many replica copies of the original DNA virus, the viral RNA molecule must detach and release each new DNA copy into the cell fluid, to open up all the atomic connecting spaces along the chain of the long RNA molecule, in order to make room for the next new copy.
HOW TO INSTANTLY STOP THE VIRAL REPLICATION PROCESSWhy Mammals are Different from Reptiles and Birds
What causes the RNA copy to completely release the newly made copy, and unzip the new DNA virus from the RNA master copy is something at the end of the molecule chain, called a TELOMERE. When the DNA copy is complete, the electrical charge on the RNA Telomere changes, like flipping an electrical switch, and it then releases and repels the new DNA copy by electrical forces. But the RNA Telomere is temperature sensitive, it won't release a new copy if it is too warm.
If the temperature of the Telomere on the end of the RNA chain is too hot -- meaning above 102 degrees F, then the Telomere cannot unzip and release the new DNA copy. The RNA and the new DNA viral copy are electrically bonded together -- and they are stuck -- they can't unzip and separate. Thus, the original viral DNA cannot replicate even one copy of itself using the RNA if you have a fever of about 101 to 102 degrees. That is why humans and all warm-blooded mammals on earth produce a fever when infected with a virus, since it prevents the original viral DNA from replicating any copies of itself at all. Thus -- the end of the line for the original virus and any viral replication. That is also why most viruses on earth come from birds and reptiles, since they cannot raise their body temperature to cause a fever, and the viruses can run rampant among those animals. Sometimes a viral infections can wipe out and cause complete extinctions among reptiles, amphibians and birds. This is rare among warm-blooded mammals which can create fevers when infected with viruses.
That's also why we have fevers. And that is why reducing the fever with Nyquil, or Aspirin or other cold and flu medications can kill you when the Viral RNA is allowed to unzip millions of copies of the original single Viral DNA molecule. Each new copy of the original viral DNA can then repeat the process and quickly produce billions of copies of itself in an hour or so, and start infecting more and more of your cells, until it kills you. But the high temperature or a fever will stop the viral replication process instantly.
So Doreen, I would suggest, instead of doing a web search about Viral Replication which doesn't produce much information -- do a web search on "Telomere" or "Telomeres" and find out about the latest research showing how they affect the aging of living cells and how they are sensitive to temperature. Then you will find out about how virus DNA molecules actually replicate. I don't know of any practicing medical doctors who know much about telomeres and viral replication. It seems only medical researchers in the lab know about that important process.
Thanks for your questions, and I hope I have helped you understand Viral Replication. And yes, it's pretty much the same way they did it on Star Trek -- atom by atom. And even though there may be millions of atoms in the long DNA chain, it is so tiny that the Replication process can be completed in much less than a single second in time. Much faster than you can say "zip."
Marshall Smith Editor, Brother Jonathan

ADDENDUM: January 16, 2006. In the six weeks since this article was first sent to the readers of the BroJon Daily Digest, it has produced a flood of email responses. Much was from concerned parents worried about giving fever medications to their children who have colds or flu. Also responding were many practicing doctors. As I suspected, most of them had never heard of anything like this before, but it suddenly all made sense to them.
Many of the doctors commended me for (1) doing research which went beyond anything they had read before, and (2) writing about complex topics such as atomic and molecular structure and medicine in such a simple and clear manner that it could be understood by most people. This article seems to have taken on a life of its own, with many copies being sent around the Internet. Among the many email writers, it is most often referred to as, "The Letter to Doreen." I want to thank the many doctors who wrote to me, for their support and encouragement.

Global Warming Hoax - Part One

~~~ The Scientific Proof and NOT Conjecture and Debate
~~~There is NO scientific evidence that the earth is experiencing global warming. On the contrary, the actual evidence shows a slight global cooling over the last century. The propaganda and the new "Al Gore" global-warming movie actually prove the "cooling theory."
Glaciers and polar ice caps represent millions of tons of ocean water which have been lifted high into the atmosphere and then falls as rain and snow in cold regions such as high mountains and the polar regions. From where does that tremendous energy come to lift those tons of water to the cold regions of earth? It comes from extra heating from the sun in the form of warmer oceans. Ice ages are caused by extra solar output which warms the oceans, lifting the warm equatorial water to the cold polar regions and mountain tops, which then becomes solid ice. Increased glaciation is caused by global warming.
Decreased glaciation is caused by global cooling. When the oceans become cooler, there is less water evaporated into the atmosphere to become glaciers and ice caps. This is a global "drought" of snow and rain which is caused by a cooling cycle on the sun. This happens in a regular solar cycle. The thinning of ice caps and disappearing glaciers on mountain tops are caused by the ocean cooling and resulting less snow, and NOT by warmer air temperatures melting the ice. A few degrees rise in the global air temperature will have no effect on the melting rate of thick glaciers and polar ice caps. There is just not enough heat energy in slightly warmer air temperatures to change the melting rates of millions of tons of glacial ice which is hundreds or thousands of feet thick. The air in the atmosphere is a thin gas which holds a lot less heat energy per cubic foot than does a cubic foot of solid glacier ice. Put a cubic foot of hot air and a cubic foot of solid ice in a closed box, and the ice will cool the air to freezing long before the warm air will melt the ice. That scientific fact is why refrigerators work.
The whole concept of "global warming" and "greenhouse gases" is fraudulent science meant to confuse the public and even scientists who are not trained in the logic of global entropy. These people are easily fooled by false stories that slightly warmer air temperatures will cause glaciers to "melt." Al Gore has been fooled and is attempting to fool you, simply for political reasons. Al Gore's new movie showing decreasing mountain glaciers is proof of the lack of any new snow on the glaciers caused by global cooling, and not global warming. Along with the disappearing snows on Mt. Kilimanjaro is the nearby decades-long spreading drought in sub-Saharan Africa. Both ongoing drought conditions are caused by the same slight cooling of the oceans in the last several decades. You can now prove with scientific evidence to your doubting friends that the theories of "global warming" and "greenhouse gases" are complete scientific frauds.
The 30-year long promotion of the false theories of "global warming" and "greenhouse gas" are simply a ploy by the world's big oil companies to raise oil prices by attempting to limit the supply of oil. The false claim is that by limiting oil production and use, the world will be saved from "global warming disaster." It is a complete fraud designed to steal your money, to make you poorer and the oil companies wealthier...
Marshall SmithEditor, Brother Jonathan Gazette

Global Warming Hoax - Part Two

Monday October 30, 2006
Chapter Two: How and by Whom the Ozone Hole Fraud was Perpetrated~~~~~ The Mounting Evidence for Fraud ~~~~~If you still believe in “global warming” and the “ozone hole” you have been fooled by news media propaganda, not science. There is no evidence for such a thing as current "global warming," despite what you read in the media. That is a profit-making scientific hoax which started in the 1960's. The hoaxes of the "ozone hole" and "global warming" are both based on the same scientific hoax. In 1976 a new government reference manual was published called "The US Standard Atmosphere 1976." That reference claims that all the gases in the lower atmosphere are mixed by the weather to a uniform mixture. That is false. In 1987, while working at United Technologies, I discovered several older government-sponsored reference books, showing that the atmosphere is mostly layered, with heavy gases near the earth's surface and the lighter gases rising to the top of the atmosphere. They are mixed a bit by the weather, but mostly are still light on top and heavy on the bottom near the earth.Those older references cited thousands of university and government balloon surveys of the atmosphere going back to the 1920's. All of that older data was tossed out in 1976. The publication of the "US Standard Atmosphere 1976" constitutes a scientific hoax which enabled the creation of the false theories of the "hole in the ozone" and the "global warming" theory. Without the false data in that reference manual, neither theory would be possible. Without that false data, how could heavy Freon get up high in the atmosphere to the Ozone Layer to deplete the ozone? Also how could much heavier carbon dioxide get high in the atmosphere to become a "greenhouse gas layer?" Both theories are false and fraudulent, and based on the falsified “U.S. Standard Atmosphere 1976” data. So far, the Ozone hoax has garnered 15 billion dollars for DuPont Chemical, which created the hoax in 1974, by issuing false data about the amount of Freon being made world-wide. I must assume they were the ones who also created the false data about atmospheric gases which was published in 1976 in the Standard Atmosphere reference manual. In 1989, the Montreal Conference on Ozone found Freon was damaging the Ozone Layer. The conference created the Montreal Protocol, which banned the making of Freon. The real reason for the ban, was that DuPont was losing its exclusive patent on Freon, and China and India were then making and selling Freon at half price and still making a big profit from Freon sales. DuPont created the world-wide scare to ban Freon - and thus remove China and India as competitors. Dupont wanted to maintain its world-wide monopoly on the production of Freon or its near replacement. The 1989 Montreal Protocol would guarantee that.The Montreal Protocol, "taxed" the nations of the world to raise 15 billion dollars to give to DuPont, to find a 'safe" Freon replacement. China and India, of course, refused to pay for the hoax. So the other nations were charged double to make up for China and India. More Freon is made and sold around the world today, than was ever made before 1989. The claim that the "ban" is allowing the ozone hole to heal, is false. The ban was useless, but it did allow DuPont to receive the 15 billion dollars for nothing. The "safe" replacement they "found" was called HCFC which DuPont already had on the shelf, so it cost them nothing to develop. The Montreal Protocol, was all 15 billion profit to DuPont. They were the sponsors of the Montreal Conference, and the sponsors of NASA's Ozone program, which purported to "prove" Freon was depleting the Ozone Layer. It was a complete corporate/government scientific hoax. It was a Mind Control program to get you to believe a hoax. The hoax used the false data in the 1976 reference manual. They assumed all the older data references had been destroyed, so nobody would know about the old data. They were wrong. I found the old balloon data in the old references still in the UTC tech library.The same 1976 hoaxed reference manual is used to show that heavy Carbon Dioxide is rising high in the atmosphere and creating layers of "greenhouse gases" and causing "Global Warming." That is also a scientific hoax. The profiteer in this case is the oil monopoly of Exxon/BP and the others. They stand to make about a trillion dollars by raising the price of gas and oil, in order to "help prevent" catastrophic global warming. It is a Mind Control scare tactic to force the world population to willingly give trillions of dollars to the oil companies.Anecdotal stories about animals migrating or glaciers melting have NOTHING to with "global warming." It is a scientific fraud and a massive world-wide hoax.In this series of articles, I address both the Ozone and Warming hoaxes. So far, all the mail response has been positive. I use actual scientific evidence from the earlier references, and scientific logic and argument to prove the hoaxes. I point out who is making the extorted money, billions and trillions of dollars, from the hoaxes. Obviously I am not hearing from the companies involved, nor the U.S. government which is also involved in the hoax.Actually, I already heard from those groups, back in the 1990's. I had discovered the older data references about the atmosphere in 1987 in the technical library at UTC. At that time UTC, which had built the Saturn V moon rocket, was getting out of the space business. So they had canceled their subscriptions, and had not updated their old reference manuals. That's why I found them, but all the other libraries around the world had already tossed out the old "pre-space age" manuals and replaced them with the 1976 false data. In 1988 and 1989, I told that story several times on local community radio station KKUP in Cupertino. Cupertino is a small city in Silicon Valley, and is the home to Apple Computers. But the local Cupertino KKUP radio audience was just too small and not enough people were learning about the 1976 reference manual hoax. In April 1989, I proposed to write an article about the hoax for the San Jose Mercury-News newspaper. I talked to the Science Editor of the Merc. She told me to write the story. She said, I should do interviews with the people at NASA and get "quotes." Alright, so I did that. I even taped the calls to get the "quotes" verbatim. But they were useless. The manager lady at NASA/Ames had no idea how ozone was created or why it varies during the year.My 45 minute phone call to her was mostly my teaching her about how the earth is tilted at 23.5 degrees and during the winter no sunlight reaches the poles to make ozone. She had never heard of it. And she had a Ph.D, and was a NASA manager! There was nothing she said that I could use as a quote in my Merc story. She didn't understand my explanation, and I wondered why I was "teaching" this lady, 4th grade science over the phone. She finally said I should talk to her boss, the manager of Earth Observing programs in Washington. I talked to him for about 15 minutes. Again, nothing I could use as a quote and write about in the Merc-News. He put me on his mailing list, and I got tons of the latest satellite data and NASA papers on the topic. That's how I got my copy of the expensive Montreal Conference report, about the size of two telephone books. NASA wanted to swamp me with data. My library soon had two whole shelves of NASA satellite data and articles, all on the topic of ozone layer depletion.Several weeks after that phone call in 1989, I found I could not get any employment. I was told by a recruiter, "Mr. Smith, you should change your career. You'll never work as an engineer or scientist again." I was stunned. I said, "Wha---?" The recruiter, named Stan, said, "I can't tell you, but you should look for other work..." I even told that to my wife right after I made that call. It didn't make any sense. In other words, my phone call to NASA had cost me my career. In fact, I never worked as a scientist or engineer, after 1989. I had "blown the whistle on NASA," and they had "blackballed" me from any future employment. This was later extended to ANY employment of any kind. At the time, I did not see the direct connection between the NASA phone call and my employment. Several years later it became obvious.I went so long without employment, I had to start my own handyman business, repairing people's roofs and cleaning their toilets, to make any money at all. I went door to door looking for work. I had sent out over 1,000 resumes seeking a professional job, but got exactly zero responses. Not a one. How could that be? My divorce case was over non-payment of child support, but how could I pay support equal to 10 times my annual income. Despite five attempts in court to have the support amount reduced, I was refused by the judges five times. Why was that? I was to pay an amount as if I were still working on NASA projects as a senior scientist. But I never got any "professional" level job. I never even got a minimum wage job at Radio Shack, even though I applied twice, nor even a job at Home Depot, despite submitting several applications. I was not "employable." Why was that?Because the radio interviews on KKUP were not being heard by enough people, I decided to write my proof of the hoax, and send it by email to the biggest radio audience in the world. In 1991, that was the Rush Limbaugh daily radio program with about 30 million listeners per day. My succinct email was about two pages long. I expected the Limbaugh program staff to take "sound bites" or "quotes" from my letter, and then Limbaugh could read them on the air. I was amazed. Instead the next day, April 21, 1991, Limbaugh used my letter as his opening monologue. He read my letter verbatim and complete. Then he made no comment. There was nothing left to say. The proof of the world-wide scientific fraud was self evident. He also read my signature, "Marshall Smith, NASA project engineer."I heard the program as he read the letter, but I didn't record it, since at the time I was painting one of my customer's bathrooms. I stopped just long enough to run to the kitchen and tell my customer, “that guy is reading my letter. I wrote that.” She was in disbelief until Limbaugh read my signature. Then she wondered, “If you are the one who wrote that letter, then why are you painting my bathroom and repairing my toilets?” I told her I was wondering the same thing. Catherine was one of my better customers, and I worked on her house for years. She also referred me to most of her friends. I'm not sure if it was “charity” or the fact that I always worked as a professional and showed up exactly on time and always finished the job. Something very hard to find, in a “handyman.” But it was the only work I could find, self-employment.The reaction to my letter was instantaneous and world-wide. The audience reaction was positive. But at the same time, my divorce case went suddenly downhill. I was charged with "crimes" and eventually sentenced to three years in prison. The case against me made no sense, and it made no sense to my attorneys. How could I be guilty of "refusing" to pay support when I had no income and no assets. I had done all the things the judges told me to do to find a job. But still no job. Who was paying off and directing those judges? Almost all of Attorney General Janet Reno's "dead beat dad" felony laws in 1996, came from my four year criminal case. How could I work or even look for work when I was tied up several days a week in court for four years? Was this judicial harassment? My California case had set the precedent nationwide.I did not write the letter to Limbaugh because I was a right-wing Republican, but only because he had the first syndicated large radio audience of 30 million listeners, going over 500 radio stations simultaneously. To this day, he still has the largest radio audience in the world. I wanted a large audience, since the local station KKUP was just too small.Two events happened soon after Limbaugh read my complete letter on the air. First, Dixie Lee Ray, environment administrator for G.H.W Bush, published her book about the environment and showed the scientific fraud of "global warming" and "hole in the ozone." Her book was based on the findings in my letter. Second, Sen. Al Gore, who was in 1991, bucking for a spot on the Clinton '92 ticket as VP wrote his book, "Earth in the Balance." His book was published in Nov 1991, just months after my letter to Limbaugh, and a year before the 1992 elections. It became an election issue. Gore's book was written, with promised millions in oil company support for the Dem ticket, if he wrote a book using the false 1976 reference data in order to counter my letter. That's how he became the VP, his false book was the best Democrat fund raiser for the party. He continued to use the "environment" as a fund raiser all through the Clinton administration. And he still uses it today to raise campaignfunds, as in his false global warming movie, "An Inconvenient Truth."Now you know why the judges never heard any evidence in my support in my divorce case. They weren't listening. It was not allowed in court. Only evidence of my "crimes" was allowed in court. I was fighting a trillion dollar industry which wanted to "put me out of business." The have the money and power to control a small court case in California. I refused to give in. Which is why I am publishing my current series on scientific fraud. My scientific evidence is irrefutable.Thus it was Al Gore who turned the "global warming" story into a political Democrat vs. Republican issue. It wasn't me. I am not a Republican. I only wrote my scientific evidence to Limbaugh because of the size of his audience, not because of his politics. It was Al Gore, who was the one who "politicized" the environment, to counter my letter. And his data is provably false.What was it that was so “dear” to the hoaxers, that they would run the risk of “criminally” blackballing me from any employment, and forcing my conviction in a court trial? What was it that they didn't want you to know about the world-wide Mind Control hoax? Well, aren't they going to be surprised, since I am going to tell you....Marshall SmithEditor, Brother Jonathan Gazette

Sunday, October 29, 2006

London bombings: the unasked and unanswered questions

London bombings: the unasked and unanswered questions
Saturday, October 28th, 2006
Fazal Rahman, Ph.D

British authorities have laid the blame for the recent London bombings on some dead Muslim “suicide bombers”, who died, along with numerous other victims. Hundreds of people were also injured. Overwhelming majority of the dead and injured, as well as other passengers, on the trains and the bus, were not Muslims and were White British and other Westerners. And yet, the British authorities singled out a few Muslim passengers, who died in the bombings, as suspects, claiming that they were doing so on the basis of “forensic evidence”.
Nothing is easier than to blame such a crime on someone, who is dead and cannot defend himself, especially in the current hysteria of “war on Terrorism” in the West. There can be no conclusive and definitive “forensic evidence” in crimes of this nature. Whatever forensic evidence was found or concocted could have also been equally associated with numerous other victims as well as non-injured passengers.
Why would anyone blow himself/herself up during an attack like the London bombings, when it can be done rather easily by leaving the explosives on the trains and the bus, and disembarking without endangering oneself? The so-called “suicide bombers” in Palestine, Israel, and Iraq carry out such acts because they have very few, if any, other options in those situations. If they could carry out such actions without endangering or killing themselves, they would certainly choose that option.
The situation was totally different in London. The attackers had many options available to them. From the perspectives of the perpetrators, “suicide bombing” would be the most irrational, unnecessarily self-destructive, unlikely, and worst option in that situation, the ultimate psychopathic and self-destructive masochism. The best, most rational, and most likely option would have been, and most probably was, to leave the explosives on the targets, disembark, and then wait for the news of the results from a very safe distance. Logically, that is the most plausible and likely scenario. Most people who plan and carry out such acts are not stupid. They make careful and logical decisions and choose, what, they think, is the most practical and best option, from a variety of options, available to them in the particular situations.
Why was the above scenario not considered or considered seriously? Was it considered at all? If so, why has there been no public information or discussion of it?
The West has become totally decadent, unethical, and demonic, in subservience to the US imperialism. Almost every word the Western leaders, and especially those of the US, utter, in connection with the “war” on Iraq or “war on Terrorism”, is a most criminal, diabolical, and mass destructive lie. They are calling the invasion as “liberation”, occupation and colonialism as “democracy”, plunder and robbery as “generosity” and “reconstruction”, resistance to invasion, occupation, colonialism, plunder, and robbery as “insurgency”, and the March of Imperialism and Fascism as the “March of Freedom and Democracy”-and getting away with it! The victims of this most powerful and monstrous imperialist aggression are trying to resist it, the best they can, in face of incredible and seemingly impossible odds. However, Muslim resistance has nothing to gain, and a lot to lose, by bombings in London, Madrid, or elsewhere in Europe. Muslim resistance knows it and so do the imperialists.
Imperialists are the ones who reap enormous gains and benefits from such incidents, which are especially valuable at the current stage of developments, in which, the public support for the “War” on Iraq and “war on Terrorism” is rapidly declining, even in the US.
Is the Muslim resistance so ignorant, irrational, stupid, and masochistic that it would plan and implement such acts for the benefit of its mortal enemy, the US and British imperialism? Highly unlikely, almost impossible. If anyone is irrational, ignorant, and disinformed, it is the hundreds of millions of Westerners, who seem to be unable to see through the self-evident and mentally retarded lies of their leaders, in connection with the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Every Muslim child sees right through them and knows that these invasions are imperialist, centered around the robbery and plunder of the fabulous petroleum, natural gas, and other resources in these areas. There is no way that the leaders of Muslim resistance do not understand or know the effects of such actions and incidents. To portray them otherwise is pure racist and chauvinistic delusionism. And yet, such tactics are standard throughout the Western establishments, especially the official ones, under the influence of which, very large parts of their populations remain in perpetual state of false consciousness, in international and political affairs, bordering on delusions. The fact that one is hardly seeing any questioning of the official British version of the nature of London bombings, is a result of such mas produced “consciousness”, which defies all logic, facts, and evidence, and internalizes and reproduces the official garbage, thrown into it, with a mechanicalness comparable to the hard drive or compact disc of the computer.
In the case of London bombings, in the absence of any real evidence about the perpetrators, first and foremost, it is essential to ask who gains from such acts and who loses, as well as who has the resources, know-how, and operational abilities to carry them out. If those questions are asked, the compass needle moves to the imperialist aggressor and not its victims. Blaming the victims and exclusively focusing the investigation in that direction will not only implicate and victimize innocent people but will also further encourage the real perpetrators and planners to unleash more of such actions.

London bombings are likely to have been carried out by one or two well trained professionals, who carried the bomb-containing packages to the trains and the bus, left them there, and walked away, laughing all the way to the bank. The second London bombing, with minimal damages, may have been staged to further implicate the “Muslim extremists”, making, using, and planting primitive and inefficient explosive devices.
As described above, there are two major reasons for the implausibility and improbability of the involvement of Muslim resistance and “suicide bombers” in the London bombings:
1. In the London situation, there was no need for a suicide bombing. It could have been, and most probably was, carried out, relatively easily, without endangering oneself.2. Muslim resistance has nothing to gain, and a lot to lose, by engaging in such acts in Europe, while the US imperialists are the main beneficiaries of such actions.
The above scenario, in spite of being hypothetical, is much more rational, plausible, and likely than what has been spun out so far by the British government. It is certainly worth looking into if the purpose of investigation is to uncover and find the real perpetrators of the London bombings, instead of finding the easiest way out by blaming some dead men as “suicide bombers”.
The real nature of the London bombings is likely to be incomparably more sinister than what is being manufactured by the British authorities. Whatever evidence is being produced could have easily been planted by the resourceful planners and perpetrators. It seems to have been the work of a highly professional and resourceful organization. US imperialists are becoming extremely unscrupulous and intoxicated in their international operations. Recently, the CIA has been caught red-handed in Italy in connection with the kidnapping and transport of a Muslim cleric to Egypt where he was subjected to prearranged jailing and torture. An Italian judge has issued arrest warrants for nineteen CIA agents, who are no longer in Italy, for that crime. There was also an uproar in the British academic circles when it was discovered that the CIA was recruiting British anthropologists. There is no lower limit for the infinitely low-lives, who can plan and implement such a grand mass murderous robbery as the one taking place in Iraq, in broad daylight, under pretexts that would put any mental retard to shame. Destruction of human lives not only means nothing to them, they feed and grow on it.
Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.Interdisciplinary researcher and writer
P.S. This article was written in August 2005. It was submitted to the Red Pepper at that time but they decided not to publish it.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Chomsky On "Terrorism"

Chomsky On "Terrorism"
By Saad Sayeed10/26/06 "Excalibur"
-- -- Known in academic circles for his contribution to the field of linguistics, MIT professor Noam Chomsky is widely recognized as one of the most influential political dissidents of our time. In this interview, Chomsky talks about the roots of terrorism and the role of the intellectual in society. "The problem lies in the unwillingness to recognise that your own terrorism is terrorism" Excalibur (Ex): How important is an understanding of the role of states such as the U.S. and the U.K. when examining the question of terrorism? Chomsky (Ch): It depends on whether we want to be honest and truthful or whether we want to just serve state power ( . . . ) We should look at all forms of terrorism. I have been writing on terrorism for 25 years, ever since the Reagan administration came in 1981 and declared that the leading focus of its foreign policy was going to be a war on terror. A war against state directed terrorism which they called the plague of the modern world because of their barbarism and so on. That was the centre of their foreign policy and ever since I have been writing about terrorism. But what I write causes extreme anger for the very simple reason that I use the U.S. government's official definition of terrorism from the official U.S. code of laws. If you use that definition, it follows very quickly that the U.S. is the leading terrorist state and a major sponsor of terrorism and since that conclusion is unacceptable, it arouses furious anger. But the problem lies in the unwillingness to recognize that your own terrorism is terrorism. This is not just true of the United States, it's true quite generally. Terrorism is something that they do to us. In both cases, it's terrorism and we have to get over that if we're serious about the question...

Friday, October 27, 2006

The Power of Israel in the United States (Part Two)

The Power of Israel in the United States (Part Two)
Part I - Zionist Power in America
Petras begins with a discussion of who fabricated the lies about Iraq’s threat to our security and why. He mentions two competing channels of policy makers and advisors - the long-in-place formal structure of career military and civilian professionals in the Pentagon and State Department and a parallel one Bush administration neocons set up for this one purpose in the Pentagon, staffed by political appointees, and called the Office of Special Plans (OSP). It was the OSP’s job to cook the books, come up with the idea of weapons of mass destruction while ignoring the clear evidence to the contrary and contrive a fraudulent case for war against Iraq. The people in it were those in Donald Rumsfeld’s and Paul Wolfowitz’s chain of command and were closely connected to a number of influential neoconservative and pro-Israel organizations. They planned a war agenda based on lies because Israel wanted it for its security and hegemony in the region - beginning with the overthrow of Saddam Hussein followed by regime change in Syria, Lebanon, Iran and even Saudi Arabia.
Petras points out, contrary to popular belief, this war happened largely due to the efforts of the Jewish Lobby representing the interests of Israel. Big Oil opposed the idea because it feared attacking Iraq would jeopardize its business prospects with other oil-producing states in the region. Still, Israel and the Jewish Lobby got their war, and aside from the gain from high oil prices, Big Oil may end up a longer-term loser from it. US oil interests always prefer stability and normal relationships with countries where they operate or wish to and were quite comfortable dealing with Saddam Hussein without wanting to risk a war that might upset an otherwise profitable arrangement. Their fears proved justified as the war they feared created such unresolved turbulence in Iraq, it’s become too dangerous and unprofitable to undertake new ventures there except perhaps in parts of the Kurdish-controlled north. Big Oil also chafes at not being allowed to deal with the Iranians for contracts now let to its European and other competitors because US sanctions prevent them from doing business there. It’s hard to imagine those interests would ever go along with US - Israeli belligerence in the Middle East, but they dare not oppose it publicly.
Petras observes there’s never a public discussion allowed about that relationship in the mainstream nor will there ever be any, especially any hint the US attacked Iraq in service to Israel. There should be plenty of it though because the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have enraged hundreds of millions of Muslims and all people of conscience worldwide. They’ve caused the US to be seen as a pariah state and George Bush as a dangerous and morally depraved president of a failed administration. He and those closest to him like Richard Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld are reviled around the world and increasingly here at home as witnessed by the many thousands who took to the streets on October 5 in over 200 US cities on The World Can’t Wait Day - Drive Out the Bush Regime. The cost of Bush’s wars far exceed any possible future benefits from them, our security has been jeopardized, the nation’s status has been compromised, and some analysts believe the total dollar cost of the Iraq adventure may eventually top $2 trillion - an amount extremely harmful to the nation’s economy that’s now worrying key business leaders and responsible people in government.
The only clear beneficiary of the Bush war agenda is Israel. It removed its main adversary in the region and cut off the political and economic support it gave the Palestinians. Petras points out that Iraq along with Iran and Syria comprised the core resistance to Israel’s expansionist plans to crush the Palestinians (one down, two to go), ethnically cleanse them from their homeland and seize their land as one part of a long-term goal for a greater Israel and unchallengeable dominance in the region. Israel is the only country in the world with undeclared borders. It’s kept that status to give itself maximum latitude to annex all the territory it can toward the goal of a greater “Eretz Israel” Zionists want that includes the ancient lands of “Judea” and “Summaria,” the West Bank biblical parts of Israel Palestinians claim as their homeland.
With US help, Israel removed one threat to its plan for regional supremacy, but it still faces determined resistance from the Palestinians in spite of having crushed its democratically elected Hamas government. It also faces a resilient Hezbollah in Lebanon that humiliated the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in the summer war there as well as opposition from Iran and Syria. In addition, there’s internal opposition within Israel over its war and colonization agenda because of its enormous cost plus the added insecurity it causes. It’s resulted in a level of out-migration now exceeding new arrivals as well as an erosion of the nation’s social programs because the state needs the resources for its aggression and annexation agenda. It’s much like what’s happening under the Bush administration where the people pay the price for imperial wars abroad and the moral decay and authoritarianism at home.
Obstacles and setbacks aside, Israel has pursued its goal to “democratize” the region through a belligerent policy of neutralizing its enemies in it by force. The plan they crafted is for a series of wars with its US ally taking the lead and the eventual goal of joint US - Israeli control over the entire region. Making it work depends on getting US administrations to go along, which so far hasn’t been a problem and has never been easier with the Bush administration in power and the high-level pro-Zionist officials in it with long-standing ties to Israel. They have the most important policy-making positions in government or are closely associated with the ones who do. These officials have a history of dedication to Israel’s interests even when they conflict with those here at home. They’re in the administration, the Congress as well as in the most influential Jewish organizations and lobbying groups like the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, the Anti-Defamation League and what some observers believe is the single most powerful lobby in Washington - AIPAC.
Committed support for Israel also comes from the “Jewish Diaspora” that comprises thousands of dedicated activists here - doctors, dentists, philanthropists, key individuals on Wall Street, the major banks and the Federal Reserve and other key segments of business, the major media, the clergy and academics and journalists given special prominence because of their willingness to corrupt their integrity in return for the handsome benefits they get for their unconditional public support and contrived rationalizations for the US -Israeli agenda. This kind of influence and support has made Israel by far the largest recipient in the world of US financial aid that amounts upfront to about $3 billion a year with more forthcoming any time as needed in added funding, weapons transfers and large low or no-interest loans that may never have to be repaid.
Israel also gets the unheard of advantage of receiving the latest and most advanced US arms and technology, unrestricted US market access for its products and services, free entry of its immigrants, unconditional support for its aggressive wars and colonization of the Palestinians and South Lebanese, and guaranteed US vetoes in the Security Council against all UN resolutions unfavorable to its interests. It’s also able to get prominent Washington officials and the dominant corporate-run and funded media to label all criticism of Israel anti-semitic and freely uses this ruse whenever it serves its purpose. Israel is allowed to get away with its intelligence operations here as well including its covert penetration of military bases, the FBI, IRS, INS, EPA and many other government agencies. In addition, it’s believed its agents knew in advance about the 9/11 attack but withheld the information knowing it would serve its interests to let it happen. There’s also considerable evidence high US officials either knew about it themselves or were complicit in carrying it out because they also knew it would allow them the kind of reckless free reign at home and abroad they never could have gotten any other way. This is a story that won’t go away nor should it, and one day we may finally learn all the parts of it we can only speculate about now.
Because of Israel’s unparalleled ties to the centers of power and dominant media, Petras notes it’s able get back $50 in return for every dollar it spends. That’s how it’s able to finance its military and colonial settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) on annexed land. The Jewish networks here support these practices as justifiable compensation allowed victims of the “Holocaust” (the ones noted author John Pilger calls “worthy victims”) and circulate that ideology in the corporate media. They also reinforce anti-Muslim hysteria labelling all Arabs untrustworthy, radical Islamic fundamentalists or Islamo-fascists (”unworthy” victims for John Pilger), claiming the right to arrest, torture and mete out summary justice to them in military tribunals or just attack and kill them in imperial wars of “liberation.”
The result for Israel and its people has been disastrous because the Palestinians have refused for almost six decades to accede to this abuse and have waged two Intifadas to end it. With little more than a fierce determination, their bodies and crude weapons, they’ve fought back with suicide bombings and attacks on public facilities in Israel knowing what harsh retaliation they’ll face afterward. People in the US have also paid a heavy price in the erosion of democracy and freedom. It’s evidenced by the Bush administration’s harsh legislation beginning with the infamous USA Patriot Act passed in short order right after the 9/11 attack, followed by other repressive laws and practices allowed like illegal surveillance and secret renditions of anyone targeted to torture-prisons with court acquiescence or silence about most of them.
Petras points out that none of this deters powerful supporters of Israel who raise billions of dollars to support the country’s war machine and finance its colonization of annexed Palestinian land plus the Golan Heights (with its invaluable water resources) seized and never returned to Syria after the 1967 war. Israel’s economy is not self-sufficient, and without this aid, it would have to make unacceptable cuts in social services, reduce its military budget and curtail its expansionary plans. With it, plus the $3 billion a year direct US contribution and lots more help, US taxpayers (like it or not) have the burden of funding Israel’s belligerence and colonization agenda.
Petras itemizes what it all costs:
– $3 billion annually in direct aid.
– Billions more in loans as needed.
– Millions annually for resettlement help for Soviet (now Russian) and Ethiopian immigrants.
– a $10 billion loan guarantee in 1990 and a further $9 billion one in 2004 plus billions more for the asking and to be forthcoming to pay the costs of the 2006 Lebanon and Palestine wars.
– Since 1981, economic aid made in cash transfers, and since 1985 military aid done the same way.
– $45 billion in repayment waved loans since 1974 and billions more for the asking - free money at US taxpayer expense.
– Since 1982, ESF cash transfers in one early in the fiscal year lump sum with no strings attached while other countries receiving them are paid quarterly with their use monitored. Israel invests the money in US treasuries costing US taxpayers millions more annually and also gets special FMS funding arrangements costing US taxpayers well over $1 billion since 1991.
– Other privileged benefits include financial aid to develop Israel’s defense industry, transfer of state-of-the-art technology and the latest US weapons, US guarantee for Israel’s access to oil, and the likely massive aid still to come to defray the country’s “special costs” for its Gaza “disengagement plan” morphing into the colonization of whatever parts of the OPT Israel wishes to annex for new settlements US taxpayers pay for.
– Add to this some $22 billion Israel got over the past 50 years through the sale of its below-market interest paying bonds that have financed half of its development - meaning the colonization of annexed Palestinian lands and military funding for its predatory imperial wars.
Petras explains the Zionist power structure in the US makes it all possible, but its reach extends well beyond the so-called “Jewish Lobby.” He identifies a “Zionist power configuration (ZPC) that includes AIPAC as one part of a “complex network of interrelated formal and informal groupings, operating at the international, national, regional, and local levels” unconditionally supporting the state of Israel and all its policies including its wars, colonization and oppression. It’s power is like a cancer infecting the highest levels of government and all the other centers of power and influence as already explained. It controls the selection of political candidates and can defeat incumbents or aspirants daring to criticize Israel. It also shapes the reporting on Israel in the mass media suppressing any of it that’s unsupportive or critical. And it’s powerful enough to get “uncooperative” journalists, and even some academics, fired and banished from the mainstream for daring to step out of line.
Petras reports the power of the ZPC was evident in the run-up to the Iraq war and the Gulf war before it in 1991. Going back to the GHW Bush administration, the US wanted regime change in Iraq, but that decision was heavily influenced by the ZPC that considered Saddam a mortal enemy of Israel who had to be removed. He managed to survive through the 1990s despite our efforts to destabilize the country and bring it to its knees. But once the GW Bush administration neocons took over in 2001, the ugly business of war planning and occupation took hold to complete what the Gulf war left unfinished, and powerful Zionists (like Paul Wolfowitz and Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman - the senator from AIPAC) in key policy-making positions invented the threat to bring it about in March, 2003 - all based on lies, deceit and subservience to Israel’s imperial agenda.
The US military finally removed Saddam and conducted a scorched-earth campaign to destroy Iraqi society, its infrastructure and historical treasures to “dismantle the secular state (and) turn the country in a desert kingdom - a loose collection of at least three ‘tribal’ client mini-states based on ethnicities, religious-tribal loyalties (and no viable threat against) Israeli expansionism, particularly in Northern Iraq.” The effort to do this is now underway after the Iraq puppet parliament’s passage of its federalism bill to take effect in 18 months that will effectively divide the country into the three US-ordered, designed and supposedly more easily governed parts it wants.
It’s unlikely this can work, but it’s clearer than ever now what the human cost of the war has been for Iraqis. It caused the violent deaths of about 655,000 of them attributable to the war according to a shocking new study published by the noted Lancet British medical journal which updated their two earlier ones done after March, 2003. The study used the statistically reliable technique known as random households “cluster sampling” with personal interviews conducted across the country that used death certificate verification in the great majority of cases to come up with the total. It’s likely the true number of deaths is even much higher than this appalling number as the interviewers were unable to include in their count the most dangerous and violent parts of the country like Fallujah, Ramadi and other areas of al Anbar province where mass killing still goes on daily as well as families (likely in the thousands) in which all the members were killed.
This new information, just out and covering a period since March, 2003, compares to Human Rights Watch’s estimate of 250,000 - 290,000 people killed by Saddam Hussein’s Baathist regime over its 20 year existence. It amplifies the outrageous crime of this barbarous adventure to achieve a “Greater Middle East US-Israel Co-Prosperity Sphere” and to give Israel access to the extra water, oil, capital and markets it lacks. It was also part of Israel’s greater agenda under the Sharon Likud, and now Olmert Kadima, governments to have free reign to pursue their stated policy of “annexation and separation” in the OPT. The Zionist influence in the Bush administration is so entrenched, it assured there’d be no opposition to it then or now.
It’s all gone on in spite of mass anti-imperial resistance to what’s seen as an arrogant disregard for the standards and norms of international behavior and laws in the pursuit of an expansionist agenda. Israel and the US today willfully violate the UN Charter, the Hague Regulations and Geneva Conventions relative to the conduct of war and when it may be legally waged, the treatment of prisoners, the use of torture, destruction of infrastructure and historical sites, and plunder of natural resources to establish client puppet-run regimes exploiting their people in service to the dominant capital and political interests of their imperial conquerors.
Then to quell resistance and tighten security, the US and Israel resort to the most extreme methods including mass arrests and detentions and the free use of torture and targeted assassinations as state policy. Amnesty International reports since the passage of the Military Commissions Act of 2006, the US and Israel are the only two countries in the world to have legalized the use of torture. Petras and others report the top leaders in the Pentagon up to Donald Rumsfeld specifically ordered its use “while the Justice and Defense Departments insisted that the President could override any laws - international or national as well as the US Constitution - in defending the empire.” These top officials in key areas of government have audaciously given the President “de facto and de jure dictatorial powers” to do whatever he chooses to establish “Imperial Security.” It makes our citizens at home no safer than the victims of US and Israeli imperial aggression in Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine or anywhere else in the world.
But Petras reports it’s even worse than that as the expose of torture in Iraq revealed a highly organized network of US and Israeli assassins worldwide. They operate as international death squads engaged in “killing, kidnapping and torturing ’suspects’ and sympathizers of resistance movements.” Petras calls this a US-sponsored “Murder Incorporated” that’s composed of Army Special Forces, Navy Seals and a DELTA force operating in a Special Agency Program (SAP). It follows the same practices long engaged in by Israel’s Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations known as the Mossad, and its aim is to remove all opposition by whatever extralegal methods it chooses while ignoring international law. It then justifies this activity at the highest levels of government as a matter of policy.
Petras further points to the UN’s International Leadership report on the destruction of civilian and military infrastructure in Iraq (much like what Israel did in the OPT discussed below). It showed “84% of Iraq’s higher learning institutions have been burnt, looted or destroyed.” Archeological museums and historic sites, libraries and archives have also been plundered, and targeted assassinations have been carried out against academics, other teachers, senior military personnel, journalists and other professionals including doctors. In addition, there are random or targeted daily terror killings by US-directed “Salvador option” death squads as well as thousands of kidnappings and other systematic horrors making life intolerable for most everyone in the country outside the four square kilometer fortress-like Green Zone HQ in central Baghdad for “coalition” officials and the puppet “Iraq interim government.”
It’s all part of Washington’s design to destroy the country’s cultural identity as an Arab state, separate its oil resources from any large population base, and divide the nation into more easily governed parts just the way it was done in the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. It’s now been reported that longtime Bush family consigliere James Baker, co-chairing an Iraq Study Group, will formerly propose the kind of plan the Iraq puppet government just passed putting a quasi-official US imprimatur on it as part of a US - Israeli divide and conquer strategy that may not be as easy to pull off as as the one in the former Yugoslavia or in the simple north - south divisions of Korea and Vietnam after WW II.
What’s happening today in Iraq and Palestine is so outrageous and chaotic, Petras refers to a “House of Horrors” in both countries with the Zionist militarists at the Pentagon and their Israeli counterparts in charge of their respective “Horror Shows….under the big tent of a ‘Mid-East Democratic Reform Initiative.’ ” This is the modus operandi of empire building and colonization - blast and tear a nation to shreds so it can never again exist as it once did. Then terrorize the people into submission and kill off all the ones who resist. It’s a barbaric thumb in the eye to humanity, but this is the way rogue empires do things, especially when they’re too powerful to challenge.
The US-led killing machine is in full operation in Iraq, and so is the Israeli one in the OPT. Petras calls the one there “Israel’s Final Solution” or the “Palestinian Holocaust,” and it’s focal point is in Gaza which even unoccupied is the world’s largest open-air prison for its 1.45 million people in the most densely populated space of its size in the world. Today the Strip and the West Bank are Israeli-directed killing fields targeting Palestinian civilians helpless to stop it beyond their courageous acts of desperation with crude weapons and their bodies against tanks, F-16s, helicopter gunships, and illegal and immoral terror weapons like white phosphorus bombs and shells, cluster bombs that never stop killing and maiming, and experimental new weapons that don’t have publicly-known names yet.
Israel’s war on Palestine has gone on for nearly six decades, and September 28 marked the sixth anniversary of the al-Aqsa Mosque Intifada resistance against it that began with Ariel Sharon’s provocative visit to the holy site in 2000. Israel dramatically escalated the conflict after the minor June 25, 2006 incident at an Israeli military post near Kerem Shalom crossing killing two IDF soldiers, injuring several others and capturing a third still held whose name the corporate media made sure everyone knows but won’t ever reveal any of over-10,000 names of Palestinian prisoners held (the fate of “unworthy victims”). The June clash followed a series of bloody earlier in the month Israeli attacks on Gaza including the widely reported beach shelling that killed eight Palestinians and injured 32 others including 13 children. Much as it did in Lebanon (discussed below), Israel’s response was swift, deadly, disproportionate to what happened and planned months in advance as revealed by General Yoav Galant, in charge of Gaza, in a candid interview he gave in Israel’s Maariv daily.
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) documented it all including the devastation of the past six years. Overall it created a state of mass-immiseration for the Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank:
– essential infrastructure affecting power, clean water and sanitation destroyed
– mobility restricted or denied
– imposition of an embargo threatening the collapse of an already weak economy creating unemployment up to 80% of the population
– hostile incursions into the OPT, daily killings, and frequent extra-judicial assassinations
– home and property demolitions
– mass arbitrary arrests, administrative detentions of thousands of Palestinians without charge, and the systematic use of torture on those held including against women and children
– the destruction of a viable Hamas-led Palestinian Authority (PA) through imprisonments of its democratically elected members held without charge or on contrived ones against them as well as the destruction of its civil and security facilities
All this and much more has been done (as in Iraq) to destroy the cultural identity and very existence of the Palestinian people to prevent them from ever having a viable independent state of their own as well as force a mass-Palestinian exodus to other Arab states willing to help them escape their intolerable situation in the OPT.
The plan to crush these defenseless people now includes credible evidence that the Bush and Olmert administrations have been arming, training and plotting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah followers to lead a civil uprising against the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority (PA) and destroy it by force. It follows the Palestinians failed efforts to form a national unity government because Hamas refused Fatah’s demand to govern as Israel’s enforcer and abandon its own pledge to serve the welfare of its people. Now in an interview on October 8 in the London Sunday Times, Fatah militia leader Tawfig Tirawi, inflamed matters by accusing Hamas of “accumulating weapons” and that “a full-scale civil war can break out at any moment.” He earlier said “civil war is inevitable.” The paper also reported President Abbas “notified the US, Jordan and Egypt that he is preparing to take action against Hamas.” These statements defy Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh who firmly said he’ll never allow a civil war to happen, and it’s unimaginable the Palestinian people want one. But Haniyeh and his people may have no choice as this seems to be the current joint US-Israeli strategy to destroy Palestinian resistance and do it with help from Fatah President Abbas. This is the same man who pledged his fealty to Israel as a participant in crafting the Oslo Accords sellout of his people and being a principle in the Arafat-led corrupted and mismanaged Palestinian Authority until Hamas won a majority of the seats in the January, 2006 Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) elections. The Bush and Olmert governments wouldn’t tolerate that outcome, and the New York Times reported right after the election US and Israeli officials met at the “highest level” to plan the destruction of Hamas by “starving” the PA and making the people in the OPT pay the greatest price.
For Israel, this is part of its state policy of ethnic cleansing by slow-motion genocide and out-migration all leading to the destruction of the Palestinian identity. It wants to co-opt a corrupted PA leadership of its choice to act as Israel’s enforcer and partner in the destruction of its own people. It’s to fulfill the intent of what former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meier meant by her racist comment that “There are no Palestinians” and what Prime Minister David Ben Gurion earlier said after Israel brutally expelled the Palestinians from their homes and land in the 1948 war establishing the state of Israel: “We have come and we have stolen their country….We must do everything to insure they (the Palestinians) never do return….(and 10 years earlier had written his son) We will expel the Arabs and take their places….with the force at our disposal.” He and his successors planned to include all the land of biblical Eretz Israel (the land of Israel) within the final fixed borders of a greater Israeli state whenever they’re finally declared. The US unconditionally supports Israel’s plan to do this as well as its policies of plunder and exploitation, but as Petras explains: “No one in their right mind can claim that the Israeli assault on Gaza advances US policies, interests or US imperial power.” It doesn’t matter because the power of the Jewish Lobby got the full support of the Bush administration for it anyway as well as the near unanimity for it in the Congress.
The Rape of Lebanon
What Israel did to the Palestinians in the OPT over decades, it did to Lebanon in 1978, 1982 and in about a five week blitzkrieg beginning July 12, ending formally but fragilely with a UN-brokered ceasefire on August 14. Petras compares the assault to the Nazi’s November 9 and 10, 1938 infamous Kristallnacht pogrom in the German Reich against the Jews calling that event a “garden party” compared to the rape of Lebanon and vast devastation from it. It began with Hezbollah’s cross-border incursion on July 12, killing eight IDF soldiers in the exchange that followed and capturing two others. There’s still a dispute over which side of the Lebanese border the incident took place as for years Israel routinely makes hostile incursions into Lebanon by land and air, and still illegally occupies the 25 square kilometer Shebaa Farms area of South Lebanon it never relinquished after seizing it in the 1967 war.
As against Gaza, Israel again responded swiftly and disproportionately in a reign of terror against the Lebanese people by land, air and sea. It killed and wounded thousands and displaced a million or more Lebanese civilians. It also systematically destroyed the country’s essential to life and other vital infrastructure and created an amount of physical devastation that could take a generation to recover from if Israel even allows it to happen. It was done in part to destroy Hezbollah as a political entity and as an effective resistance force against Israel’s imperial designs on the country. But Israel’s plans are much more far-reaching than that as explained below.
Petras reported Middle East expert Juan Cole claims Israel wanted the war and planned it at least a year in advance. Matthew Kallman of the San Francisco Chronicle Foreign Service also found and reported evidence that preparations for it began in May, 2000, immediately after Israel ended its occupation of the country that began with its invasion and brutal assault in 1982 that killed about 18,000 Lebanese. Kallman also reported that over a year before the conflict began a senior IDF official gave “PowerPoint presentations” off the record to US and other officials and unnamed journalists and think tanks explaining how the attack would unfold “in revealing detail.”
Again, Israel got the full backing, funding and arming as needed from the Bush administration to carry it out, effectively making this gruesome adventure a joint US-Israeli operation. Besides wanting to neutralize Hezbollah’s resistance, the goal was to destroy Lebanon as a functioning country and ethnically cleanse the southern part of it up to the Litani River Israel wants to control and eventually annex and keep as it did the Golan after the 1967 war. Israel claims this area (like the Golan) is important for security reasons, but its greatest value (again like the Golan) is as a source of fresh water from the Litani and from the Wazzani springs that feed into the Hasbani River that’s a tributary of the Jordan River. The Hisbani flows into Israel two miles downstream from the Wazzani and runs into the Sea of Galilee that’s Israel’s largest source of fresh water.
Israel has had designs on Lebanon for 40 years or more and has kept the country in a state of instability, partial occupation and conflict over most of that time. Now the state of the country is a devastated near-wasteland monitored by so-called (Israel-approved and friendly) UN Blue Helmets and Lebanese Armed Forces replacing the IDF on the ground under a fragile UN brokered ceasefire arrangement that could end any time Israel wishes again to unleash its war machine and on any pretext. There’s nothing to deter Israel from doing it as it has the unconditional support of the Jewish Lobby and whatever US administration is in power. Unless this changes, the people of Lebanon, like those in Iraq and Palestine, can only look ahead to more conflict and the pain and suffering from it.
That’s because there’s still unfinished business for both empires, and it’s not likely either one will soon give up on what they’re determined to achieve. So even though Iraq is a hopeless quagmire, the Bush administration says it will “stay the course.” And as long as Israel has full US backing, it will continue pursuing its imperial agenda even though Hezbollah humiliated the IDF in Lebanon and the Palestinians show no signs of ending their determined resistance short of mass-annihilation or forced expulsion. But it’s not all smooth sailing as the unholy US-Israeli alliance faces a threat it can’t ignore that could derail it. It’s a growing broad-based worldwide anti-imperialist movement against these two partnered pariah states. It remains to be seen how far it will go, whether it can achieve critical mass in the US and in Israel, and if it can succeed in changing the direction of these two belligerents so far unstoppable and determined to go on unchecked by what passes for the civilized western world.

Part II - Israel and Middle East Warfare
It now looks like the only lesson the US and Israel learned from past failure is to press on with a new adventure. It appears the likely prime target is the Islamic Republic of Iran, as ill-advised as it will be to attack it. Petras explains that “Israel’s political and military leadership have repeatedly and openly declared (their intention) to attack Iran in the immediate future.” And once again it looks like the power of the Jewish Lobby in the US has the Bush administration thinking the same way to help its Israeli partner free itself from another “irritant” in the region that stands in the way of both countries’ imperial aims. Petras calls Israel’s Iran-directed war preparations “the greatest immediate threat to world peace and political stability (today).” It’s hard to disagree.
That threat was heightened following North Korea’s nuclear test which Israeli officials were quick to jump on suggesting it will benefit Iran. It came from an inflammatory statement by Miri Eisin, Prime Minister Olmert’s spokeswoman, who told the AP: “We should remind ourselves that the North Koreans have already been suppliers of launching platforms which could reach Europe and certainly Israel. As such, they have already shown their willingness to be suppliers to Iran.” Then Israel’s UN Ambassador Dan Gillerman went further on Israel’s Channel 2 TV referencing North Korea’s nuclear activity and adding: “what Iran is about to do could be much worse, much more frightening and much more dangerous.” This language practically demands an attack on Iran to destroy its presumed “nuclear threat” even though Iran is no threat to any country and the real threat is a growing likelihood of an Israeli and/or US attack on Iran or any other country in the region targeted as an enemy.
The US and Israel are allowed to get away with these kinds of outrageously stark and provocative statements even though the only pretext either country can fabricate is the baseless claim that Iran’s legitimate right to enrich uranium for commercial use means the country has embarked on a nuclear weapons program that will threaten Israel. In fact, Iran is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and, from all the evidence uncovered from years of monitoring by the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is in full compliance with it. It has every legal right to pursue its commercial nuclear program and nuclear enrichment for it. Israel, on the other hand, never signed the treaty, is known to have two to three hundred or more sophisticated nuclear weapons and launching systems for them, has stated its intention to use them if it chooses to, and is a nuclear outlaw - but one with an important ally the Iranians lack.
Today the debate in Israel is only over the method and timing of attacking Iran. Petras explains the Israelis have been pushing the US to do it for over a decade with the power of the Jewish Lobby in full support claiming the Islamic Republic threatens Israel’s security and its dominance in the region. It doesn’t matter that Iran never attacked its neighbors and isn’t likely to undertake a military action except in self-defense as it did against Iraq in the 1980s. Further, it’s an Israeli and made-in-America agitprop fabrication that Iranian President Ahmadinejad threatened “to wipe Israel off the map.” The president said a number of things including….”this regime that is occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time” meaning an illegal racist colonial one, but he didn’t say or mean it should be removed by force or that Jews should be expelled from Israel.
Further proof of Iran’s intentions came from Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s public pledge never to attack another country. He also condemned the development and use of nuclear weapons as being against Islam. The Western media was careful to suppress Khamenei’s pledge and instead published false reports that he threatened the US to heighten the tension between the two countries. It’s all part of the scheme to get full US support for Israel’s intended war plans and the long held desire of both countries for regime change in Iran.
Petras lays out a dire scenario if a US, Israeli or joint attack is launched. It will be especially bad if the US does it using so-called “mini-nuke robust earth penetrator bunker-buster” munitions which are weapons that can be made to any desired potency and are likely to be from one-third to two-thirds as powerful as the Hiroshima bomb. In other words, there’s nothing “mini” about them. Aside from the catastrophic level of immediate and long-term casualties from nuclear annihilation and radiation in Iran and beyond, Petras explains such an attack will only be a “pyrrhic victory.” If Israel does it alone, it may set off a chain “political conflagration (to) unseat the rulers of Jordan, Egypt, Syria and Saudi Arabia.” If the US attacks, it “would be even worse: major oil wells burning, US troops in Iraq surrounded (with the catastrophic consequences of far greater loss of life on both sides), long-term relations with Arab regimes undermined and increased oil prices (possibly high enough to cause a worldwide economic calamity) and supplies disrupted.” It’s almost certain this would inflame or enrage public opinion in the US and Israel that could lead to the ouster of the ruling parties in both countries.
It would also likely undermine Big Oil’s existing and desired major oil exploration projects and cause the Israelis to crack down harder on the Palestinians and make them face forced massive ethnic cleansing expulsion from their homeland. Further, it would almost certainly get a response from Hezbollah or other resistance in South Lebanon, reignite the conflict there, unleash the Israeli killing machine all over again and cause more mass displacement and reoccupation by the IDF as the UN Blue Helmets and Lebanese forces evacuate the conflict zone. And it would lead to a growing threat of retaliatory terror attacks in the US, other Western countries and in Israel and would likely strengthen the resolve of other nations feeling potentially threatened by a hostile US, Israel and the West to seek defensive economic and military alliances in a structure like the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) that was formed in 2001 for political, diplomatic, economic and security reasons to act as a counterweight to NATO which the US dominates.
Still, with all the hazards of attacking Iran clearly in the minds of US policy makers, the momentum for it is moving ahead. It’s happening in spite of serious high-level dispute in Washington about undertaking it. The Pentagon has war plans for it to include NATO, Israel and Canada, and it currently has a major US naval strike group deployment in the Persian Gulf and Eastern Mediterranean. Part of it is permanently stationed in the region, and in early October, The powerful Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group got “prepare to deploy” orders, headed there on October 3 and is now in place for whatever action may be intended. It joins the Enterprise and Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Groups making a total of three US naval task forces in position opposite Iran for whatever purpose may be planned and will shortly be joined by a fourth Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group that left Singapore on October 16 for the region. Naval forces already there have been engaged in what the Iranian foreign ministry calls “dangerous and suspicious” exercises in the Gulf practicing intercepting and searching ships for potential WMDs and missiles.
This all may be just a saber-ratling bluff, but if it’s more than that it could unfold as a late October or early November “surprise” ahead of the November 7 congressional elections now only days away and be initiated in response to a manufactured incident on the order of the August, 1964 Gulf of Tonkin one or the blowing up of the USS Maine in February, 1898 in Havana Harbor. It’s never hard for an aggressor to find reasons for war if it wants one and just needs a convenient excuse to start it.
The Bush administration and Israelis may get their wish if the Navy goes ahead with its reported plans to blockade Iranian oil ports. This action will be an act of war if it’s done that Iran will have a legal right to respond to in self-defense under Article 51 of the UN Charter but will surely be met with a “shock and awe” counterattack against about 400 Iranian target sites already designated as ones to destroy in the event of hostilities. None of this guarantees an attack is imminent, but it shows a real possibility one may be coming. It also shows the power of the Jewish Lobby in the US that supports Israel’s long-term aim to attack Iran no matter how grim the fallout from it may be. There’s so much open speculation about this, it’s gotten saner military, political and economic analysts here to believe this would be an act of insanity with the kind of potentially catastrophic consequences Petras outlined above. Will it happen? We can only hold our breathe waiting to find out, but it may not be long before we do.

Part III - Experts on Terror or Terrorist Experts
In this part of his book, Petras goes head-to-head with the so-called self-styled “terrorist experts” (TE) and clearly comes out ahead with his incisive dissection of them explaining why they’re prominently featured in the major media. He calls them the “set-up” people - there to play a role to “motivate the colonial and imperial conquerors and reinforce their idea that the terrorists are not worthy of ruling or being ruled,” so we have to get rid of them. It doesn’t matter that the so-called “war on Terrorism” is a shameless overused but very effective ruse scare tactic. It’s always used because the public never catches on no matter how many times before supposed threats turned out to be another scam to get them to go along with whatever schemes our government had in mind to undertake. It never ceases to amaze how short an attention span the public has, but it’s clear the power of the corporate-run media has a lot to do with it. It led author Studs Terkel to refer to a national Altzeimer’s disease and author and political critic Gore Vidal to subtitle his 2004 book Imperial America - Reflections on the United States of Amnesia.
It gives the whole propaganda apparatus and the TE an open field to manipulate the public mind and get it to believe most anything. Petras calls these people “verbal assassins” who can’t or won’t understand that people pummelled by “shock and awe” attacks, their countries plundered in the name of “liberation,” their people mass-murdered, raped, arrested and tortured might be desperate and motivated enough to strike back in retaliatory self-defense. It follows logically from Newton’s law that for every action there’s a corresponding reaction. In 1954, the CIA understood this and invented a term for it (no self-respecting TE will touch). The agency called it “blowback” referring to the unintended consequences from US hostile acts abroad like overthrowing legitimate or otherwise constituted governments as it did against Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran in 1953 ushering in the 25 year terror reign of the Shah. It finally led to the “blowback” 1979 revolution, and it causes other instances of retaliation now ongoing in Iraq and Afghanistan and for nearly six decades in Palestine.
But prominent TE featured in the major media have a different diagnosis of resistance fighters. They call them “incurable psychopaths (who are) extremely dangerous when at large (so we must flush them out to) capture, confine, torture or kill (them).” A convenient division of labor is then arranged to do it and the TE play their assigned role along with the military, recruited satraps, prison commandants, interrogators, guards and assorted other functionaries. They’re team member hegemon-devil’s disciples turning “victims into executioners and the executioners into victims.” They do it by dehumanizing the legitimate resistance they label Islamo-fascists, Islamic fundamentalists, terrorists or other invented designations of inferiority or implied threat that must be destroyed.
It’s incomprehensible to the TE that almost any act of retaliatory self-defense might be justifiable resistance given the level of state-directed violence used against them mercilessly. In Israel, and now in Iraq and Afghanistan it led to the phenomenon of suicide bombings which Petras calls “a form of individual sacrifice, of individual resistance taken in the name of the collective.” He explains further that in the West individual sacrifice is rewarded with medals, but in the Middle East and specifically in the case of suicide bombers the reward is martyrdom for giving their lives in the cause of national liberation against a superior hostile force. This is a phenomenon common throughout history when a people face an overpowering conquerer and occupier. Petras explains “there have always been and always will be self-sacrificing individuals or (whole populations)….prepared to defend nation and home….and to use (their) body as a missile or weapon (to do it).”
Petras also explains there are different forms of imperial conquest and subjugation, and the one the US uses in Iraq and Afghanistan and that Israel uses against the Palestinians is a cruel and dehumanizing “process of destruction, degradation, and exploitation followed by efforts to ‘reconstruct’ a colonized military, police, and political structure willing and able to repress and contain anti-colonial resistance.” It’s a doctrine of “total war” against target nations too weak to fight back except by asymmetrical guerilla warfare means that include tactics like car and suicide bombings. Petras calls this practice “one of the ultimate forms of rejection of tryanny” that will only end when “total war” does. And that will only happen when the “colonial revivalist strand of imperialism in….its US, European and Israel variants” are defeated….Peace and reconciliation is only possible if justice is meted to the architects and practitioners of total war and human degradation.” A long and painful struggle for liberation may be ahead before that goal is ever achieved.

Part IV - Noam Chomsky and the Pro-Israel Lobby
In the book’s final part, Petras challenges a man who may best be described as an iconic figure on the Left, an anti-war activist, and much more but not one unused to being challenged and sometimes harshly. Petras points out that Chomsky has been a sharp critic of Israeli policies through the years and has been strongly attacked for his views by pro-Israeli organizations and the major media on the rare times his name is even allowed in it. Still he defends the existence of the Zionist state and has a different view than Petras on the power and influence of the Jewish Lobby in shaping US policy toward Israel. Petras lists what he calls Chomsky’s fifteen erroneous theses reflecting his long-held belief that the Lobby isn’t as potent as the strong case Petras makes in this book that it is. Not wishing to take sides with two distinguished men this writer holds in high esteem, the points of disagreement will only be listed so the reader can decide who makes the better case.
Petras begins by listing what he calls Chomsky’s eight “dubious propositions:”
1. The pro-Israel Lobby is like any other one.
2. The Lobby’s backers have no more power than other pressure groups.
3. The Lobby succeeds because its interests coincide with those of the US.
4. Israel is a tool of the US empire and used as needed.
5. “Big Oil” and the “military-industrial complex” are the major forces shaping Middle East policy.
6. US and Israeli interests usually coincide.
7. The Iraq war and threats to Iran and Syria stem from the “oil interests” and “military-industrial complex.”
8. US behavior in the Middle East is the same as what it practices worldwide.
Petras then uses the above list to discuss what he calls Chomsky’s 15 theses and uses the persuasive evidence presented in his book to take issue with them, one by one. He sums up his case stating he’s done this because of Chomsky’s enormous stature making whatever his views are stand out prominently. It’s a matter of consequence when a man like Noam Chomsky believes the Jewish Lobby is like all others which in Petras’ view gives a “free ride to the principal authors, architects and lobbyists in favor of the (Iraq) war (and is an) obstacle to achieving clarity about whom we are fighting and why. To ignore the pro-Israel Lobby is (also) to allow it a free hand in pushing for the invasion of Iran and Syria (and any other regime in the region Israel may wish to remove).” Petras sums up saying that “the peace and justice movements, at home and abroad, are bigger than any individual or intellectual - no matter what their past credentials.” In this battle of noted titans on the Left, it’s for the reader to decide who’s right.

Summation - Confronting Zionism and Reclaiming American Middle East Policy
Petras has written a powerful and important new book that needs broad exposure and resonance. But he’ll never get its content past the corporate gatekeepers controlling the major media because of his courage to reveal what others fear to do - confront Zionism, its agenda of aggressive wars and colonization, and the power of the Jewish Lobby to assure Israel gets the full and unconditional support of every US administration regardless of whether what it does serves the interests of this country. That Lobby power reached its apogee and full fruition with the ascent of the Bush administration neocons that effectively pledge their fealty to the rulers of the Israeli state and prove Ariel Sharon may have been right when he once arrogantly boasted about his relationship with George Bush saying: “We have the US under our control.”
The result has been disastrous for this country and the sacred principles on which it was founded. In partnership with Israel, the US began tearing apart the Middle East and Central Asia by attacking and occupying Iraq and Afghanistan. It now threatens to inflame the whole region enough to make it explode if we go ahead with plans to attack Iran, do it with nuclear weapons, and then move on to Syria and even Saudi Arabia while continuing to hold Lebanon hostage and under siege in a state of interregnum awaiting the next inevitable trigger igniting the whole ugly business there all over again. The Bush administration “long war” against Islam enraged 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide growing in unity against us. It’s also destroying our freedom and democracy at home in the process threatening everyone with the emerging power of a national security police state that spells tyranny with an out-of-control president usurping the dictatorial power of a “unitary executive” claiming the right to go around the law of the land and its international obligations to govern as he pleases.
Petras sounds the alarm and asks how did we get into this debacle, and who’s responsible for it. He stresses the need for a full-scale Congressional investigation to find out, but laments it’s not likely to happen as long as the Bush neocons have their way. The central thesis of his book is that the Jewish Lobby serves the interests of Zionism and acts as agents for the state of Israel. It co-opted the Bush administration, all others preceding it, and the key centers of power and influence in the country leading us to the disaster we now face because of our misguided Middle East adventurism. He equates our actions in league with Israel to the Nazi war crimes committed in WW II, saying “These are the highest crimes against humanity.” Referring to the crime of aggression, the Nuremberg Tribunal called it the “supreme international crime,” and those Nazis found guilty of it were hanged. Petras explains that the “worst crimes are committed by those who claim to be a divinely chosen people, a people with ‘righteous’ claims of supreme victimhood.” He goes on to say: “Righteous victimology, linked to ethno-religious loyalties and directed by fanatical civilian militarists with advanced weaponry, is the greatest threat to world peace and humanity.”
Petras makes an impassioned plea for progressives (really all people of conscience) to reject the imperial agenda of all nations, and in the case of Israel, to stand firm against inevitably being labelled anti-semitic. Scurrilous name-calling is another refuge of scoundrels that shouldn’t be tolerated or allowed to deter our committed assault against the forces of darkness that will destroy us unless we stand firmly against them. Petras tells us it won’t be easy, and we can expect forceful ideological attacks against us premised on the notion that Israel is the embodiment of “democracy, liberty and justice” and those daring to criticize the Jewish state will be called supporters of “Arab dictatorships, repression, injustice and Terrorism.”
The stakes are much too high to let them get away with it using scurrilous name-calling in defense of it. In Petras’ words: “Israel and its overseas network in the US….(threatens) not only the oppressed people of Palestine (and Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Syria and any other state Israel takes aim at) but the rights of people throughout the world.” He stresses we have mass public opinion on our side nearly everywhere outside the US, and it’s gaining resonance here as well. It sees Israel and our actions in support of the Jewish state as the greatest of all threats to world peace and stability. Petras ends his book with one final impassioned call to arms: “Let’s move ahead and de-colonize our country, our minds and politics as a first step in reconstituting a democratic republic, free of entangling colonial and neo-imperial alliances.” Wise thoughts from a wise and courageous man. We can’t ignore them lest we pay the supreme price of the loss of our freedom (and maybe our lives) because we didn’t know it was being taken from us until it was too late to act to save it.