5/19/ Zelikow's "Public Myths" & 911 Commission Based on Torture; "US special ops killed Benazir", Hersh; Fake USRAELI "Rift"

ESSENTIAL BACKGROUND TO 911 & "WAR ON TERROR": create phony threat, implement state terror war as phony defense
Philip Zelikow, key u.s. strategic theorist & player, explains u.s. 'anti-terrorist' geopolitics for global hegemony

"its (the interrogation program begun in April - May 2002) principal priority for intelligence was not aimed at preempting another terrorist attack on the U.S. but discovering a smoking gun linking Iraq and al Qaeda"
Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff for then-Secretary of State Colin Powell in The Washington Note online political journal.

9/11 Commission controversy
NBC News analysis of the 9/11 Commission’s Final Report and interviews with Commission staffers and current and former U.S. intelligence officials.
January 30, 2008
By Robert Windrem and Victor Limjoco
The NBC News analysis shows that more than one quarter of all footnotes in the 9/11 Report refer to CIA interrogations of [ALLEGED] al-Qaida operatives who were subjected to the now-controversial interrogation techniques.... According to both current and former senior U.S. intelligence officials, the operatives cited by the Commission were subjected to the harshest of the CIA’s methods, the "enhanced interrogation techniques." In fact, information derived from the interrogations is central to the Report’s most critical chapters, those on the planning and execution of the attacks. The analysis also shows - and agency and commission staffers concur - there was a separate, second round of interrogations in early 2004, done specifically to answer new questions from the Commission.

5/14 "Obama's Violin": "Overseas Contingency Operations"; Katrina & 'Homeland' Agenda; Pope Serves USRAEL; Black Atheists

“Sadistic . . . violent . . . inhuman.”
Mike Malloy
...At today’s White House press briefing, press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters that the president was concerned that the photos’ release would pose a national security threat. In other words, these unreleased photos and videos show acts of degeneracy so vile there is no way they can be explained or rationalized. They contain images of children - some of them the children of detainees - being raped and sodomized as a means of forcing confessions from the adult detainees to provide links between Saddam Hussein and al-Quaeda, the basis for invading and occupying Iraq. In testimony before Congress five years ago former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said the unrevealed photos and videos contain acts "that can only be described as blatantly sadistic, cruel and inhuman."...

Digest: capitalist democracy's justice system: legalizing and executing capital's terror, torture, destruction, dehumanization and slaughter

“A democratic republic is the best possible political shell for capitalism, and, therefore, once capital has gained possession of this very best establishes its power so securely, so firmly, that no change of persons, institutions or parties in the bourgeois-democratic republic can shake it.”
Lenin, The State and Revolution,1917

"A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers."
Aldous Huxley, Forward to 'Brave New World', 1932

Obama and the Triumph of the American Myth
Arthur Silber

5/9/9/ Nawruz and Mother's Day by Nesreen Melek ... and more

digest note:
The brutal oppression of women, and genocidal national oppression fueled by its ideological engine racism, are foundational, systemic pillars of white amerikan male supremacist capitalism. Only revolutionary uprooting can prepare the soil for creating genuine socialist liberation through our struggles against oppression, for justice. Because U.S. imperialist zionism, chief world dominator and destroyer, covers its barbaric global crimes with psychological warfare beyond goebbels. seductive promises and rewards for allegiance to its fascist state, we in its 'homeland' have particular responsibility for resisting this #1 enemy of humanity, to finally stand firmly in solidarity and struggle with our sisters and brothers whom we have abandoned - on every continent, every country, in every corner of society - women "holding up half the sky", mothers or not, in leading in the struggle for liberation.

Nawruz and Mother's Day
Nesreen Melek

Six years ago I was sitting on the same couch watching their shock and owe bombing on my beloved country. I asked myself what anology they would use for Baghdad and other cities this time. In the early nineties, a CNN reporter covering the Gulf war reported that Baghdad looked like a Christmas tree. Six years ago, when they started their war, it was too late for Christmas... it was spring, a season of fertility, but for Iraqis it was a season of death.

5/7 "Anti-War" Left OK with War; The Myth of Talibanization; Uses of "Failed States' & 'Pandemics"; CA 'Swine Flu' since '05?

digest note:
The mythical middle ground is no more. "Anti-war" /"peace"/"anti-imperialism" claims nothing but anti-bush-pro-obama neoliberalism. Hanging out for hope in the face of a fascist u.s agenda revving into higher gear by the hour, slaughter and devastation mounting in its wake, bleeding humanity to finance capitalism's final solution for world domination, with lies beyond goebbel's imagination, pretending change is 'round the corner, is outright complicity with the henchmen and handmaidens of the most brutal, criminal empire in modern history.

Deaths In Other Nations Since WW II Due To Us Interventions
By James A. Lucas6
24 April, 2007
This study reveals that U.S. military forces were directly responsible for about 10 to 15 million deaths during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and the two Iraq Wars. The Korean War also includes Chinese deaths while the Vietnam War also includes fatalities in Cambodia and Laos.
The American public probably is not aware of these numbers and knows even less about the proxy wars for which the United States is also responsible. In the latter wars there were between nine and 14 million deaths in Afghanistan, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, East Timor, Guatemala, Indonesia, Pakistan and Sudan.
But the victims are not just from big nations or one part of the world. The remaining deaths were in smaller ones which constitute over half the total number of nations. Virtually all parts of the world have been the target of U.S. intervention.

5/3/9 Pakistani Political Perspectives

Barack Obama Is Lying About Pakistan
02 May 2009
Mr. Obama used a domestic event to ‘accidentally’ declare war on Pakistan. Now his team is trying to encourage the Pakistani military to seize power. The Americans destroyed Pakistan’s stability through the Benazir-Musharraf deal in 2007. They are doing it again. Here is the easiest way of telling the Americans to: Lay off, stop lecturing us on India, stop supporting separatism, and mend your ways in Afghanistan. There is not a single towering personality in the Pakistani landscape today, with enough credibility, strong personality and effective communication skills, to stand up and tell U.S. President Barack Obama: You are a liar.... American psy-ops on Pakistan, are built on half-truths, disinformation and in some cases outright lies. This campaign is successful mainly because of the broad influence of the U.S. media in setting the world news agenda. Before listing the exact points where Mr. Obama is lying, let me briefly sum up the existing situation.

In less than two years, the United States has successfully managed to drop from news headlines its failure to pacify Afghanistan. The focus of the Anglo-American media – American and British – has been locked on Pakistan. In order to justify this shift, multiple insurgencies and endless supply of money and weapons has trickled from U.S.-occupied Afghanistan into Pakistan to sustain a number of warlords inside Pakistan whom the American media calls ‘Taliban’ but they are actually nothing but hired mercenaries with sophisticated weapons who mostly did not even exist as recently as the year 2005.

5/1/9 MayDay: War On International Working Class; Making Mexico the 'Failed State" Predicted; Plans Beyond Pakistan's Existence

Note latest official political re-branding: Mexico is the target, not U.S. owned swine industry
Obama administration officials, including Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, have been at pains to argue the disease should not be called “swine flu” because the name “suggests a problem with pork products.” Obama had gotten the message by Tuesday, referring to the crisis as “the H1N1 flu outbreak,” whereas he had referred to it as “swine flu” one day earlier. According to ABC News, “Representatives of certain agricultural industries had made their displeasure known to the Obama administration.” swine flu — now officially called influenza A(H1N1) — because scientists believe it started in pigs, but they do not know if that was recently or years ago. The name change was designed to allay fears about pigs and eating pork.

psychological state terror
In some places... people seemed perplexed — even mocking — at the thought anyone would change their behavior given the relatively small number of confirmed cases in the United States and an illness that has, so far, caused only one fatality in this country.... worries over the flu (which despite the efforts of public health officials, no one seems to be calling 2009 H1N1) had created a new set of social politics.... Some complained bitterly about the news media’s “over-hyping” the matter.


4/29/9 Deadly Ingredients: "Flying Pigs', Factory Farms, Big Pharma and Biowarfare

manipulating the horrors it produces into fodder for worse crises, capitalism will ultimately 'produce its own gravediggers'

Flying Pigs, Tamiflu and Factory Farms
By F. William Engdahl*
29 April 2009
If we are to believe what our trusted international media report, the world is on the brink of a global pandemic outbreak of a new deadly strain of flu, H1N1 as it has been labeled, or more popularly, Swine Flu. As the story goes, the outbreak of the deadly flu was first discovered in Mexico. According to press reports, after several days, headlines reported as many as perhaps 150 deaths in Mexico were believed caused by this virulent people-killing pig virus that has spread to humans and now is allegedly being further spread from human to human. Cases were being reported hourly from Canada to Spain and beyond. The only thing wrong with this story is that it is largely based on lies, hype and cover-up of possible real causes of Mexican deaths.

One website, revealingly named Swine Flu Vaccine, reports the alarming news, ‘One out of every five residents of Mexico's most populous city wore masks to protect themselves against the virus as Mexico City seems to be the epicenter of the outbreak. As many as 103 deaths have been attributed to the swine flu so far with many more feared to be on the horizon. The health department of Mexico said an additional 1,614 reported cases have been documented.’ We are told that the H1N1 ‘shares genetic material from human, avian and swine influenza viruses.’[i] <#_edn1>

4/27 Swine Flu Background and Possibilities

"This fight has nothing to do with soldierly gallantry or principles of the Geneva Convention. If the fight against the partisans is not waged with the most brutal means, we will shortly reach the point where the available forces are insufficient to control the area. It is therefore not only justified, but it is the duty of the troops to use all means without restriction, even against women and children, so long as it ensures success".
Wilhelm Keitel, chief of staff of the Supreme Command of the Armed Forces of Germany, Dec. 16, 1942

"this administration prefers to avoid using the term 'Long War' or 'Global War on Terror' (GWOT).
Please use 'Overseas Contingency Operation.'

kills only in Mexico
With Swine Flu Cases Rising, Borders Are Tightened
Countries around the world began tightening their border and immigration controls Tuesday as the number of confirmed cases of swine flu continued to rise.
The number of deaths believed attributable to swine flu climbed to as many as 152 on Tuesday — all of them in Mexico — as news agencies reported the number of confirmed cases of infection in the United States stood at 50... The World Health Organization raised its global pandemic flu alert level...from Level 3 to Level 4... while recommending that borders not be closed nor travel bans imposed. But in a possible precaution to be taken by other nations, Japan said Tuesday it would no longer allow Mexican travelers to obtain a visa upon arrival.... Tuesday, the British Foreign Office said: “We are now advising against all but essential travel to Mexico. Routine consular and all visa services at the embassy in Mexico City have been suspended until further notice.”...

4/25 What's Behind Torture & Iraq 'News'? Clinton: "to end the Soviet Union... we did not want to see them control Central Asia


The first section of this issue deals with the 'recent revelations' of u.s. torture, under the guise of demonstrating Obama admin's 'cautious openness', is being used to divert and create public opinion, rewriting the past, the present to serve the future-in-the-making of expanding u.s. imperialist aggression by:

* treating recent torture as a partisan 'unamerican' republican/Bush aberration
* focusing on torture tactics to sever them from the imperialist state terror wars they serve --- with the knowledge and complicity of both u.s. electoral branches of the ruling class --- attempting to make past tactics, not the ongoing imperialist strategic agenda, the issue.
* presenting everything the u.s. did as a result of, and a response to, 911 --- covering up the fact 911 was the u.s. generated pretext for the 'wars' and 'harsh tectics' planned long before 911 to advance its bipartisan 'national security' agenda

The second section details u.s. strategic and tactical plans for destroying Iraq as a sovereign nation crucial to broader u.s. 'mideast' and global agenda... to correct the surge of revisionist accounts and help prepare resistance against further fascist crimes against humanity in the works, this time in devious 'progressive' disguise.

"Congress's definition of torture in those laws - the infliction of severe mental or physical pain - leaves room for interrogation methods that go beyond polite conversation."
John Yoo

4/21 Piecing It Together: Crisis with Friendlier Facade Gets U.S. Back on Neoliberal Brzezinski-Kissinger Geostrategic Track

President Obama's decision not to prosecute CIA interrogators who used waterboarding on terrorism suspects amounts to a breach of international law, the U.N. rapporteur on torture said.

The United States spends two times more on its military than all the other 200 or so countries of the world, combined.

Note: there is no 'debate' about u.s. 'past' -- or future of increasing u.s. control via soft power 'strategic non-violence'
"I didn’t come here to debate the past. I came here to deal with the future."
PRESIDENT OBAMA, pledging to seek a new beginning with Cuba.

"reaching out to enemies strengthens our hand"
Mr. Obama said, “that if our only interaction with many of these countries is drug interdiction, if our only interaction is military, then we may not be developing the connections that can, over time, increase our influence.” The White House seemed sensitive to the criticism. David Axelrod, a senior adviser to Mr. Obama, said on the CBS Program “Face the Nation” Venezuela must “stop this sort of rampant and tasteless anti-Americanism.”... conflicting sentiments underscored the delicate path Mr. Obama is charted for himself at the Summit of the Americas, which brought together 34 leaders from the Western Hemisphere. On the one hand, the president wants to heal old wounds and demonstrate that he is serious about listening to the concerns of other leaders. On the other hand, he does not want to be seen as soft on countries that pose serious human rights concerns.

U.S. / Obama back on Brzezinski & co. neoliberal track, focused against 2 major rivals Russia & China

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