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10/24 The Treachery of Noam Chomsky & Liberal Imperialist-Zionism

from Arabian Sights....

“...a few years later [after the establishment of the state] I spent several very happy months working in a Kibbutz and for several years thought seriously about returning permanently. Some of my closest friends, including several who have had a significant influence on my own thinking over the years, now live in Kibbutzim or elsewhere in Israel and I retain close connections that are quite separate from any political judgments and attitudes. I mention all of this to make clear that I inevitably view the continuing conflict from a very specific point of view, colored by these personal relationships. Perhaps [??!!] this personal history distorts my perspective.”

Noam Chomsky

Protecting Israel: Chomsky's Way
Ghali Hassan
http://www.countercurrents.org/hassan050406.htm

I've been involved in this since childhood in the 1930s. I was part of the Zionist movement, in fact, a Zionist youth leader, but I was opposed to a Jewish state, and that was part of the Zionist movement at the time. It was not the main part, but it was considered within the umbrella, so I could be an activist Zionist youth leader-the main thing in my life as a teenager- but opposed to a Jewish state, up until 1948.

Noam Chomsky
http://ziomania.com/chomsky/chomsky%20admits%20his%20emotional%20attachm...

“Freedom is untidy...is messy...Stuff happens...Free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things. They're also free to live their lives and do wonderful things, and that's what's going to happen here.”
Donald Rumsfeld
Donald Rhttp://jmhm.livejournal.com/1405852.htmlumsfeld

zfacts.com/p/298.html

Do you believe Israel should exist, why and in what form ? NICK HARRIS

10/23 Revealing Obama Endorsers; Rand: US Loses War with China; Robots to Detect Uncooperative Humans

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien: Obama's New Advisor Stands By His War Crimes
Chris Floyd
... Barack Obama's brand-new foreign policy advisor, Colin Powell, wants you to know that he continues to support the decision to launch a war of aggression against Iraq in March 2003 -- an act that, according to principles established by the United States and its allies at Nuremberg in 1945, is a war crime punishable by death. In fact, the only thing that Powell -- the wise and steady statesman, the "grown-up," the "moderate" -- can find to criticize in the conduct of the war he helped launch is the fact that it wasn't savage enough to begin with (...) The fact that a gang of militarist extremists -- including good old moderate Colin Powell -- murdered a million innocent people in a blatant war crime committed in America's name is not... "fruitful to pursue," to quote Obama's own ringing phrase about his adamant opposition to any impeachment proceedings against the Bush Faction. But beyond Powell's understandable anxiety to shift attention away from the period of his criminal complicity, look again at this passage from his statement. Meditate on it, let it sink in deeply: ...my concern was not my past or what happened in Iraq, but where we're going in the future. His concern is not "what happened in Iraq." This encapsulates perfectly the view of the entire bipartisan foreign policy establishment. http://www.uruknet.de/?p=48109

First Colin Powell, Now…
George Packer, New Yorker Magazine
Ken Adelman, a lifelong conservative Republican...campaigned for Goldwater, was hired by Rumsfeld at the Office of Economic Opportunity under Nixon, was assistant to Defense Secretary Rumsfeld under Ford, served as Reagan’s director of arms control, and joined the Defense Policy Board for Rumsfeld’s second go-round at the Pentagon, in 2001... a bona-fide hawk ... intends to vote for Barack Obama.

10/22/08 "A Generated Crisis": What, Where, Whose and Why?

the digest: MICRO EVENT: First, Mr-foreign-policy- let's-eliminate-Iraq-Biden, announces a world crisis, then General- fabricator-Iraq WMDs--Powell further defined ('what we don't even know about right now') Biden's promise of a 'generated international crisis less than 6 months after Obama's election, by pinning down the VP's forecast that ('we can't even know about right now) "there's going to be a crisis which will come along on the 21st, 22nd of January that we don't even know about right now."

Colin Powell Echoes Biden Obama will be tested ".... on the 21st, 22nd of January that we don't even know about right now."
Steve Watson
Oct 21, 2008

10/21 Beware Biden's Crystal Ball "it will not be 6 months...we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis..."

as if 'THE WORLD' has been attacking U.S....
'ANTI-WAR' DEMS. WARNING A NEW 911 PRETEXT FOR INTENSIFYING U.S. STATE TERRORIST WAR FOR GLOBAL SUPREMACY IS A DONE DEED?
"Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."
http://embeds.blogs.foxnews.com/2008/10/20/biden-if-elected-the-world-wi...
audio: http://embeds.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/ic_a_078.mp3

The Bagman Cometh: Obama Embraces War Criminal's Endorsement
Chris Floyd
... it is not too much of a stretch to say that Colin Powell is more responsible for the mass murder spree in Iraq than any other person except George W. Bush, who gave the actual order for the hit... Powell's reputation as a wise, moderate, impartial statesman -- the very thing that made him the most effective shill for the war crime in Iraq -- was itself almost entirely a fiction. By the time he made his shameless UN appearance, Powell had already spent almost four decades as a bagman -- and frontman -- for some of the most vicious and ugly elements in American politics and government. From the My Lai massacre to Iran-Contra, from Washington's long and murderous collusion with Saddam to its long and murderous campaigns to remove him, Powell has been instrumental in perpetrating or covering up atrocities and abominations on a gigantic scale. [For details, see Robert Parry's investigation, "The Truth About Colin Powell."]...

10/20/08 The Genocidal History of the "First" World Parasite

from Arabian Sights.....


"Time's glory is to...unmask falsehood and bring truth to light...To wrong the wronger till he render right."
William Shakespeare


"...Say I was to stumble into your backyard, and then have the audacity to stick flag in the ground and give this 'new land' a name I see fit. That's ridiculous. So is celebrating Columbus Day...

Columbus: a hero? Yes, for Slavery, Colonization, Genocide, Racism, Religious Fanaticism, and Human and Environmental Exploitation.
Yet we do not only condone Christopher Columbus in the United States of America, we honor his life by celebrating and observing a holiday in his name. On second thought though, slavery and genocide are as American as apple pie..."
Max Kantar
Columbus Day: American As Apple Pie

This wasn't just the story of Hispaniola; the same has been done to indigenous peoples worldwide. Slavery, apartheid, and the entire concept of conservative Darwinian Economics, have been used to justify continued suffering by masses of human beings... The story of Columbus and the Taino is just one example... It is our way of life. It comes out of our foundational cultural notions..." Thom Hartmann

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Celebrating Columbus is Blasphemy
Brian Willson
October 12, Columbus Day, 1999
The European invasion and domination of the "New World," i.e., the Columbus Enterprise, set the pattern for centuries. It continues. This pattern has produced the most egregious genocide of ancient native cultures in world history. Columbus revealed a new arrogant attitude in the hemisphere when he entered into his diary in 1492, upon being greeted by the Arawak natives on the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola: "They would make fine servants...With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want."

10/19 Pakistan's US dirty work in Afghanistan; Israel Says" Russia Destabilizing ME"; U.S.:Aid' Buys Israeli WMD

Civilian Dead a Trade-off in Nato's War of Barbarity
The killing of innocent Afghans by US bombs is the result of a calculation, not just a mistake. And it is fuelling resistance
By Seumas Milne
s.milne@guardian.co.uk October 16 2008
...This is the conflict western politicians and media continue to urge their reluctant populations to support as a war for civilisation. In reality, it is a war of barbarity, whose contempt for the value of Afghan life has fuelled the very resistance that western military and political leaders are now unable to contain.
In this year alone, for every occupation soldier killed, at least three Afghan civilians have died at the hands of occupation forces. They include the 95 people, 60 of them children, killed by a US air assault in Azizabad in August; the 47 wedding guests dismembered by US bombardment in Nangarhar in July - US forces have a particular habit of attacking weddings; and the four women and children killed in a British rocket barrage six weeks ago in Sangin.

By far the most comprehensive research into Afghan casualties over the past seven years has been carried out by Marc Herold, a US professor at the University of New Hampshire. In his latest findings, Herold estimates that the number of civilians directly killed by the US and other Nato forces since 2006, up to 3,273, is already higher than the toll exacted by the devastating three-month bombardment that ousted the Taliban regime in 2001. And over the past year civilian deaths at the hands of Nato forces have tripled, despite changes in rules of engagement.

10/17 US Weakest Link:Urban Slums; "Many confuse homeland security/HS with terrorism... terrorism Is one element of HS

FURTHER EVIDENCE: HOW U.S. DOMINATED WB/IMF/ MADE-IN-USA CAPITAL CRISIS 'SOLUTIONS' SERVE ITS GLOBAL DOMINATION AGENDA
Global credit crunch will hit developing countries - World Bank
IRIN News Service
Ahead of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings on 13 October, the World Bank reports that “countries already suffering food and fuel price inflation may now also see declines in exports, trade and investment as a result of financial turmoil that is becoming increasingly global.” “The stark reality is that developing countries must prepare for a drop in trade, capital flows, remittances, and domestic investment, as well as a slowdown in growth,” says Robert Zoellick, the World Bank Group president. Meanwhile, in their new report to be presented on 12 October entitled Rising Food and Fuel Prices: Addressing the Risks to Future Generations, the World Bank forecasts that “the number of malnourished people globally will grow by 44 million, to 967 million, in 2008 , after several countries experienced double-digit food inflation.”
http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/NEWS/0,,contentMDK:21931834~pag...

Pentagon Wants $450 Billion Increase Over Next Five Years
http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docid=news-000002973555
Pentagon officials have prepared a new estimate for defense spending that is $450 billion more over the next five years than previously announced figures. The new estimate, which the Pentagon plans to release shortly before President [sic] Bush leaves office, would serve as a marker for the new president and is meant to place pressure on him to either drastically increase the size of the defense budget or defend any reluctance to do so, according to several former senior budget officials who are close to the discussions.

miss this imperialist strategy gem?
The New America Foundation: Time for a U.S.-Iranian 'Grand Bargain'

10/15/08 Building Resistance to Empire Tour; plus a digest note

A DIGEST NOTE:

TO BUILD REAL RESISTANCE TO EMPIRE WE MUST DARE TO SEE AND HEAR OUR REAL LEADERS. TO RESIST EMPIRE, FIRST AND FOREMOST MEANS WE STAND PROUDLY WITH THE MILLIONS WAGING RESISTANCE AGAINST U.S. IMPERIALISM. WE HAVE ABANDONED OUR SISTERS & BROTHERS GIVING THEIR PRECIOUS LIVES & LANDS TO RESIST OUR "LEADERS", DYING TO THROWING A WRENCH IN THE U.S. BIPARTISAN AGENDA FOR GLOBAL DOMINATION, STRIKING BLOWS FOR THE FUTURE.
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THERE'S NO PEOPLES' PEACE WITHOUT JUSTICE. NO PEACE OR JUSTICE FROM IMPERIALIST- ZIONISM TORTURING AND MASSACRING IN OUR NAMES WHILE WE MUTTER PLATITUDES ABOUT 'PEACE'. WHOSE PEACE, FOR WHAT?

SUPPORTING JUST NATIONAL LIBERATION STRUGGLES FOR INDEPENDENCE & SOVEREIGNTY AGAINST 'OUR' CRIMINAL RULERS & THEIR PROXIES IS WHERE AN HONEST START.

PLAYING 'RESISTANCE' WITHOUT ACTIVE LOYALTY TO FRIENDS & OPPOSITION TO ENEMIES IS FEEL-GOOD HYPOCRISY AND SILENT COMPLICITY WITH OUR COMMON ENEMY.

HERE'S A CALL TO GET REAL, TO ACTUALLY 'START FROM THE GROUND UP' BUILDING A GENUINE ANTI- WAR MOVEMENT IN THE "HOMELAND" BY PLEDGING ACTIVE SOLIDARITY AND SUPPORT TO REAL LEADERS, TO RESISTANCE AND REVOLUTION EVERYWHERE.

sincerely, in solidarity and struggle,
liz
http://www.burbankdigest.com/

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RESISTING EMPIRE
www.resistingempire.org

A National Speaking Tour Sponsored by Haymarket Books
Fall 2008

10/13/08 Reply to Christa Bell re:"Obama:Change You Can Believe In -- Not

(first sentence edited)

Hey Christa Bell,

To set the record right, Kéllia Ramares is not a white woman. I am not a liberal. Anyway blaming messengers instead of getting to the issues won't help get closer to solving matters of life and death.
The urgent, basic issue is the predatory system killing us worldwide, and where politicians and electoral politics stand in relationship to this racist system.

Serving and saving this system is the job description of all capitalist politicians. Regardless of their electoral rhetoric, as someone said, "it's the system, stupid". We are the system's enemies, we the peoples of this whole world, especially oppressed nations and peoples whose lives, labors and lands this system pillages, plunders and bleeds for for imperialist power and profit. No empire in history has succeeded in dominating the world without the divide to conquer WMD strategy. U..S. capitalism has mastered this with liberal class and race privilege hiding the fascist oppression of the Black nation and all oppressed 'minority' nationalities.

"The Negro youth and moderate[s] must be made to understand that if they succumb to revolutionary teachings, they will be dead revolutionaries."
J. Edgar Hoover,FBI Chief, re: COINTELPRO against the Black Panther Party

Racism, amerikan capitalism's ideological engine, is so deeply and widely embedded it requires revolutionary leadership to build unity in an internationalist movement, learning from the BPP and other worldwide revolutionary experiences. Nothing less can uproot amerikan racist terror and divisions because genocidal national oppression is the foundation of this country and its white supremacist 'globalized capitalist' [imperialism] empire, the destroyer of nations and the planet for global rule.

10/11/8 Proposed "U.S.- Iranian Grand Bargain" to Salvage U.S.Agenda

commentary:

Many 'word warriors' among us have been stoking the fire a long time predicting imminent u.s. war on Iran. No argument that the u.s. prepared for war militarily and with incessant psywar 'news', but beyond the threats, it was also wielding carrots, carrying on back-channel talks, getting Iran's approval of its occupation of Iraq and its puppet govt., for starters.

Many still continue to predict this imminent war without taking into account the major changes political-economic-military setbacks that have severely weakened u.s. imperialism. Though it is a possibility, directly or via its zionist proxy, it is not a likelihood as many of us have argued for a long time, and it has distracted people, even mobilized street protests against a possible attack instead of against actual genocidal u.s. wars.

Below, an imperialist thinktank analysis puts U.S. - Iran in the context of u.s. geostrategic agenda, proposing a new policy to salvage u.s. supremacy in the ME and beyond, to beat out rapidly gaining capitalist rivals China & Russia. Considering the all-round u.s. political-economic-military situation, some variation on this proposal is necessary for the empire and I think likely to be implemented under the next probably dem. admin. despite opposition. (Check out bipartisan participants who's who at the recent newamerica conference -- a good antidote to and exposure of the electoral con-game distracting and paralyzing u.s. 'progressives')

This much 'oilier' policy to maintain u.s. hegemony, if reported at all by the 'news, will of course be presented in neoliberal drag as a step toward 'peace', so our readers need to be prepared, to see how it serves the u.s. bipartisan global agenda.

liz
http://www.burbankdigest.com/

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Time for a U.S.-Iranian Grand Bargain
http://www.newamerica.net/publications/special/time_u_s_iranian_grand_ba...

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