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...

10/9/8 Jewish Historian a 'Jewish People' was Invented

Historian admits idea of a 'Jewish People' was invented ... and he's alive to talk about it!

Book refuting Jewish taboo on Israel’s bestseller list
Jonathan Cook, Foreign Correspondent
October 06. 2008 10:38PM UAE
Abu Dhabi
http://www.thenational.ae/article/20081006/FOREIGN/279853798

Idea of a Jewish people invented, says historian

No one is more surprised than Shlomo Sand that his latest academic work has spent 19 weeks on Israel's bestseller list – and that success has come to the history professor despite his book challenging Israel's biggest taboo.
Dr. Sand argues that the idea of a Jewish nation – whose need for a safe haven was originally used to justify the founding of the state of Israel – is a myth invented little more than a century ago.
An expert on European history at Tel Aviv University, Dr. Sand drew on extensive historical and archaeological research to support not only this claim but several more – all equally controversial.
In addition, he argues that the Jews were never exiled from the Holy Land, that most of today's Jews have no historical connection to the land called Israel and that the only political solution to the country's conflict with the Palestinians is to abolish the Jewish state.
The success of When and How Was the Jewish People Invented? looks likely to be repeated around the world. A French edition, launched last month, is selling so fast that it has already had three print runs.
Translations are under way into a dozen languages, including Arabic and English. But he predicted a rough ride from the pro-Israel lobby when the book is launched by his English publisher, Verso, in the United States next year.
In contrast, he said Israelis had been, if not exactly supportive, at least curious about his argument. Tom Segev, one of the country's leading journalists, has called the book "fascinating and challenging."

10/5 $5Trillion Fix; CruciFIXion Time; New US "Stability Ops"; Israeli Nukes & Modesty Patrols; Afghanistan:"Fate of Eurasia..."

The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house.
Audre Lorde
 

...the process of production appears merely as an unavoidable intermediate link, as a necessary evil for the sake of money-making. All nations with a capitalist mode of production are therefore seized periodically by a feverish attempt to make money without the intervention of the process of production.
Karl Marx, Capital, Volume II, “The Circuit of Money Capital”

'Forces of production and social relations – two different sides of the development of the social individual – appear to capital as mere means, and are merely means, for it to produce on its limited foundation. In fact, however, they are the material conditions to blow this foundation sky-high.'
Karl Marx

Note: U.S. capitalism will never spontaneously collapse of its own dead weight. Parasite that it is, it will suck its survival out of the world's peoples even more brutally than it wrings its global dominance from their blood and backs

"The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist. McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the designer of the U.S. Air Force F-15. And the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley's technologies to flourish is called the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps."
Thomas Friedman, NYT

note: mass suicides would suit the democratic bloodsuckers infinitely more than resistance in the streets
Ohio woman, 90, shoots self, keeps home

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