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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bollyn= Political Assassinations

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Political Assassinations

Anna Lindh


The Strange Death of Anna Lindh


Sweden’s popular foreign minister Anna Lindh is the third high-ranking Swedish political opponent of Zionism to have been murdered since 1948, which raises the question: Was Lindh assassinated because of her outspoken opposition to Israel’s occupation of Palestine

Look for the article on Truthseeker.com
http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/columnist.asp?ID=6




The Strange Death of Anna Lindh

Christopher Bollyn - American Free Press 26 Sept. 2003

DID MOSSAD ASSASSINATE ANNA LINDH?

Sweden’s popular foreign minister Anna Lindh is the third high-ranking Swedish political opponent of Zionism to have been murdered since 1948, which raises the question: Was Lindh assassinated because of her outspoken opposition to Israel’s occupation of Palestine?

When Sweden’s foreign minister Anna Lindh was brutally stabbed by an unknown assailant while shopping in an upscale Stockholm department store, it marked the third murder in 55 years of a high-level Swedish opponent of Zionist aggression in Palestine.

While the controlled press was quick to point out an unidentified suspect, later released, with alleged ties to “neo-Nazis,” it has virtually ignored the historical precedents that suggest that the killing of Lindh may have been an assassination aimed at silencing an influential political opponent of the Zionist extremists who control the Israeli government and wield great influence in Washington.

Anna Lindh’s Sweden “has had more of an impact on Palestinian history than closer or greater powers throughout the world,” Hanan Ashrawi, the Palestinian professor and negotiator, wrote after the murder.

The death of Lindh and the late UN representative in Baghdad, Sergio Vieira de Mello, represents the loss of “two voices who called with determination for salvaging the UN’s role in Iraq and for implementing its resolutions in Palestine,” Bouthaina Shaaban, a minister in the new Syrian government, wrote in The Daily Star (Lebanon).

Shaaban noted that Lindh had:-

· Called upon the European Union, on April 3, 2002, to sever ties with Israel in protest against Israeli practices;
· Called on US President George W. Bush to deny Sharon unconditional support, as this would inflame the Middle East;
· Stressed that the only solution in the Middle East rested in ending the Israeli occupation (otherwise everybody would become a hostage to the conflict);
· Played an important role in shaping the EU’s decision to adopt a policy toward Palestinian President Yasser Arafat different from that of the U.S.;
· Confirmed the importance of Arafat as a partner in the peace process, rejecting Washington’s claims that he supported terrorism;
· Stood firmly against the war on Iraq;
· And warned of the dangers of changing another country’s regime without the support of international law.

Regarding weapons of mass destruction, Lindh called for the creation of a Middle East free of such weapons, including Israel. Lindh strongly opposed the Anglo-American aggression and occupation of Iraq.

A GLOBAL LOSS

Sweden’s effect on the Middle East “has been consistently constructive, positive, and human with a deep-seated tradition of fairness, justice, and peaceful intervention,” Ashrawi wrote, “Unfortunately, three such Swedish champions had met with violent and untimely deaths, each a tragedy unto itself, but a national and global loss in the larger scheme of things.”

On the ill-fated day Lindh had gone with a friend to Nordiska Kompaniet (NK) a few blocks from the parliament building on Sept. 10 to buy an outfit for an upcoming televised debate on the European common currency, the Euro. Lindh’s image had appeared on posters in Sweden for the “yes” campaign she supported.

Although there was no recognizable leader for the “no” side, opinion polls before the Sept. 14 referendum showed 53 percent of Swedish women remained opposed to the Euro, with only 29 percent in favor.

When Lindh died on Thursday, Sept. 11, after more than 6 hours of surgery, Sweden’s prime minister called off campaigning for the Sunday referendum on the Euro. With the “no” vote strongly ahead of the “yes” vote there was some speculation and wishful thinking that Lindh’s murder would boost the “yes” side.

SWEDEN REJECTS EURO

The Euro referendum went ahead and with more than 80 percent of the Swedish electorate having cast ballots, the “no” side won by a large margin of 14 percent: 56 percent opposed and 42 percent in favor.

The un-elected president of the European Commission, Romano Prodi, clearly at a loss for words in an interview with CNN after the vote, pooh-poohed the very idea of using a referendum to decide whether a nation should adopt the Euro. The Swedish results, Prodi said, were “worse than I expected.”

Charles Hodgson of CNN reminded Prodi that in every nation where the people had decided on the Euro in a referendum, it had been rejected.

Sweden’s rejection of the Euro, however, clearly does not bode well for the Euro in other European nations that have retained their fiscal sovereignty, primarily Great

Britain and Denmark, where similar referenda will be held in the future.

MURDER IN BROAD DAYLIGHT

Lindh was shopping without bodyguards at the upscale NK department store, when she was savagely stabbed in the stomach, chest and arm, just before 4 p.m.

Hanna Sundberg, an eyewitness, told The Associated Press that she saw a man chase Lindh up an escalator from the ground floor to the first upper level into a store called Filippa K.

"She fell on the floor and the man was stabbing her in the stomach," she said. "She laid on the floor and it looked as if a tall man, wearing a peaked cap, was hitting her," she told AP. "But when he ran away, he threw away a knife."

Sundberg ran to Lindh, who said: "God, he has stabbed me in the stomach!"

Another witness, Anna Lekander, who had been in the boutique, where there were “only a handful of shoppers at the time,” said she had not noticed that Lindh was there as well.

Lekander said nothing about a man chasing Lindh up the escalator.

Lekander told the BBC that she had learned from others who were present that Lindh had entered the shop together with a friend, seemingly with "no bodyguards or anything.”

Soon after leaving the shop, Lekander heard people shouting from inside, "Catch him, catch him”.

"It happened very quickly, I could see people running and I went back into the shop," Lekander said.

"I could see a person lying on the floor, but I didn't know it was her,” Lekander said. "There was blood everywhere.”

The attacker fled down the escalator and was able to flee without any resistance from security guards. Police were reported to be searching for a man wearing a camouflage jacket.

Lindh was initially reported to be serious condition but her injuries were said not to be “life-threatening” as she underwent six hours of surgery at the Karolinska Hospital. Doctors said she suffered extensive damage to her liver and had internal bleeding.

A company named Hufvudstaden owns NK, a 100-year-old department store founded by Josef E. Sachs. AFP asked Michael Lorenz, owner of Duty Security, which provides security for NK, about the number and location of guards at the time Lindh was murdered. Lorenz would not say how many guards were on duty or what kind of security detail his firm provided at the exits of NK.

Lorenz also refused to answer questions about how an assailant could attack a prominent Swedish politician in broad daylight in a department store with numerous closed-circuit video cameras and security guards and flee without encountering any resistance or security personnel in pursuit.

PALESTINIAN SUPPORTER

Ylva Anna Maria Lindh was a rising star in Sweden’s ruling Social Democrat Party (SDP). At age 46, Lindh was an intelligent and articulate politician with more than 20 years experience in government. An outspoken and attractive foreign minister, Lindh was expected to be Sweden’s next prime minister. She has two young sons, 8 and 13.

As Sweden’s foreign minister since 1998, Lindh’s “main objectives were to encourage dialogue between the rich and the poor worlds, and to support the independence of the Palestinian and Kurdish peoples,” according to Olle Svenning, London correspondent of the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet and personal friend of Lindh.

Lindh was an outspoken critic of Israel’s prime minister Ariel Sharon and his brutal policies affecting the millions of Palestinians living under Israeli occupation: "Our stand is firm and clear,” the foreign minister said in an October 2001 interview :-

· "Israeli settlements on the West Bank must go;
· there must be a Palestinian state;
· Israel must vacate occupied areas on the West Bank and Gaza Strip; and
· end all extra-territorial executions and attacks on Palestinians.
· This should be done immediately.”

Asked if she expected anything from a dialogue with the Israeli government led by Sharon, whose “record of war crimes” was described as “being without parallel in post-War history,” Lindh replied, “I agree. It makes no sense to have a dialogue with Sharon’s government. There will be no talks with him from our side.”

In June 2002, the youth wing of Lindh’s Social Democrat Party pressed charges against Sharon of war crimes and violation of international law. At the time Lindh said she understood there was "both bitterness and anger because the Israeli government is guilty of violating international law."

"Sometimes the Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes me so angry that I kick the wastepaper bin in my office or throw things around," Lindh said. She had described Sharon as a “maniac” and said on Swedish television that she would not buy Israeli goods and fruits sold in Swedish markets.

At a meeting of European Union member states in April 2002, Lindh had called for the EU to cut relations with Israel to protest the repressive practices of Israeli occupation forces against the Palestinians.

A frequent critic of Sharon, Lindh said in May 2002 that her goal was that "Israeli citizens will turn against the military policies of Sharon."

“Israel's government,” she said, “has chosen a course of action that risks placing the country outside of the rest of the world community.”

Lindh criticized U.S. President George W. Bush for ignoring the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, saying U.S. policies rewarded “Sharon's violence.”

“I am very worried about this American debate,” Lindh said on Swedish radio. “I think this discussion equating Arafat with terrorists is both inappropriate and stupid. It is a very dangerous policy.”

“It contradicts the entire peace process... and can only lead to outright war in the Middle East,” she said.

At a gathering of European foreign ministers in Riva del Garda, Italy, days before she was killed, Lindh had blamed the U.S. and Israel for the collapse of the “Roadmap” peace plan and resignation of Palestinian prime minister Mahmoud Abbas.

Lindh said Abbas had been given “the kiss of death” when the Bush Administration and Israel had decided to deal only with him and sideline Palestinian president Yasser Arafat.

“Of course Arafat's unwillingness to give Abu Mazen (Abbas) increased power was decisive, but Abu Mazen's position would have been much stronger if Israel had also contributed to the peace process," Lindh told Swedish radio at the meeting in Italy. Lindh said Israel had continued building illegal Jewish settlements, erecting a wall separating Israel and the Palestinian territories, and assassinating leaders of Hamas.

Lindh’s principled and unequivocal position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was like that of the late Swedish prime minister Olof Palme, who was assassinated in Stockholm in 1986, and Count Folke Bernadotte, the United Nation’s Mediator on Palestine, who was brutally murdered by a Zionist terror gang near Jerusalem in 1948.

The assassination of Bernadotte, “at the hands of the Israeli terrorist organization… began a lethal Swedish connection with Palestine,” Ashrawi wrote. “Palestine lost its first Swedish champion,” Ashrawi wrote, when Bernadotte “was brutally murdered, shot at point blank, by three Jewish Stern Gang members in Jerusalem.”

In 1986, then Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was shot as he walked home from the cinema with his wife. As Ashrawi noted, Palme had sought recognition for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and a validation for the peaceful resolution of the conflict through ending the 1967 Israeli occupation of Palestinian and other Arab lands. Palme’s politics were based on international legality and UN resolutions, and “a deeply-felt commitment to fairness and human decency,” Ashrawi wrote.

Ulf Dahlsten, Palme's personal secretary in 1986, said that Lindh was the most important Swedish political figure since the late prime minister. In her speeches against the war in Iraq and in support of the Palestinians, Lindh was seen as Palme's natural heir. There have long been rumors in intelligence circles that Lindh was the daughter of Palme.

American Free Press asked Ninni Jonzon, news editor of Göteborgs-Posten, if there was any discussion in the Swedish media comparing Lindh’s murder with the political assassination of Bernadotte, or the unsolved murder of Palme. “Absolutely not,” Jonzon said. Asked why, she replied, “I don’t know.”

ASSASSINATION OF BERNADOTTE

As UN mediator, Bernadotte had the mandate to "promote a peaceful adjustment of the future situation in Palestine" and to mediate beyond the terms of the Nov. 29, 1947 Partition Plan, in which the U.N. General Assembly had voted to partition Palestine into Arab and Jewish states.

The Partition Plan, which gave the Zionists more than half of Palestine, led to war between Arab and Zionist forces after Israel proclaimed its establishment on May 14, 1948. Bernadotte's first action had been to arrange a truce, which lasted from June 11 to July 9.

Bernadotte put forward a proposal for solving the conflict, which suggested that Jerusalem be placed under Jordanian rule, since all the area around the city was designated for the Palestinian Arab state.

The U.N. partition plan had declared Jerusalem an international city that was to be ruled by neither Arab nor Jew. But Jewish terrorist groups, headed by the Polish immigrants Yitzhak Shamir and Menachem Begin, who both later served as Israeli prime ministers, rejected partition and claimed all of Palestine and Jordan for the Jewish state. These Jewish extremists saw Bernadotte as an enemy - an obstacle to their agenda - that had to be removed.

While no one was ever charged for the murders of Palme or Bernadotte, three Zionist terrorists have been named in Israeli and western documents as being behind the planning and murder of Bernadotte. Chief among them is Yitzhak Shamir (born Yezernitsky), who headed a Zionist terrorist organization during the British occupation of Palestine known as LEHI, or the Stern Gang.

New York Times columnist C.L. Sulzberger reported meeting two of Shamir’s Stern Gang members on July 24, 1948. The Stern Gang terrorists said: "We intend to kill Bernadotte and any other uniformed United Nations observers who come to Jerusalem." Asked why, "They replied that their organization was determined to seize all of Jerusalem for the state of Israel and would brook no interference by any national or international body."

Shamir, also reportedly sent two agents to Egypt to assassinate the British minister Lord Moyne, “because he was an enemy of the Jews and the Zionists.”

Shamir, however, never faced justice for the murder of Bernadotte and went on to serve as Paris bureau chief the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad (1955–65), member of the Israeli parliament (1973–96), and as prime minister of Israel (1983–84 and 1986–92).

According to Michael Collins Piper, author of Final Judgment, Shamir is also suspected of having played a key role in the assassination of U.S. president John F. Kennedy by arranging a French-based hit squad of assassins that killed the president, a foe of Israel's Ben Gurion and strong opponent of Israel's nuclear ambitions.

Finis



Rafik Hariri


Did Israel Kill Rafik Hariri With A Guided Bomb?

By Christopher Bollyn
18 Frebruary 2005

The U.S. media is indulging in war mongering "yellow journalism" by repeating baseless allegations that Syria is behind the "car bombing" of a popular Lebanese nationalist, while the evidence suggests that the assassination was carried out using a guided missile launched from a plane - a precision penetration bomb - a "targeted killing" technique perfected by Israel.The U.S. media is indulging in war mongering "yellow journalism" by repeating baseless allegations that Syria is behind the "car bombing" of a popular Lebanese nationalist, while the evidence suggests that the assassination was carried out using a guided missile launched from a plane - a precision penetration bomb - a "targeted killing" technique perfected by Israel.

Who Killed Lebanon's Rafik Hariri?
By Christopher Bollyn
21 November 2006

The evidence from the crime scene indicated the possibility that an air-launched missile had targeted Hariri's car and left a large crater in the road.  "The evidence," I wrote shortly after the murder, "indicates that the Hariri bombing may have been a missile attack from the air."
Hariri may have been killed, I said, by the well-known Israeli method of "targeted killing," which the Israeli military has perfected and used to assassinate scores of Palestinian resistance leaders.  A 1,000 lb. precision-guided bomb with delayed fusing, for example, could have been used to target Hariri's vehicle and would fit the available evidence.  It would also explain the huge crater seen in the roadway.
Penetrating bombs with delayed fusing appear to have been used in some of the larger false flag terror attacks in Iraq as well as in the massive bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia in 1996.
In these events the shape and size of the crater provides crucial forensic evidence that should be examined to determine the type of bomb – or missile that was used.
The forensic evidence from these attacks, however, is seldom explained or scrutinized by the controlled media, which dutifully labels any bombing in the Middle East as having been done by a "suicide bomber" or a car bomb.
The latest UN Commissioner's report about the Hariri assassination by Serge Brammertz, the former national prosecutor of Belgium, mentions for the first time the aerial missile theory as a possible explanation:  "A new hypothesis relating to an aerial delivery means as a method of causing the explosion, advanced to the Commission recently, is being examined for its validity," the fifth report of the International Independent Investigation Commission (IIIC) said.
Here is the latest UN report on Hariri "investigation": http://www.al-bab.com/Arab/docs/lebanon/brammertz3.htm 
If the "aerial delivery theory" were to be pursued, investigated, and proven to be correct, it would reduce the number of possible culprits and exclude the Syrian government as a suspect.  The only nations that could carry out an aerial attack are those having highly advanced air forces and access to the most advanced precision-guided missiles.  In that were the case, the prime suspects in the Hariri murder would have to include the United States and Israel.  Israel would have to be at the top of the list.
The other hypothesis being examined by the commission is the "large car bomb" theory, which proposes that a Mitsubishi van carrying some 1,800 kg of explosives was responsible for the blast that killed Hariri and 22 others in the area.

THE EVIDENCE

The real question facing investigators is which of these two hypotheses is supported by the evidence.  Key evidence from the crime scene is found in and around the large crater in the road that was excavated by the blast is about 40 feet across by 10 feet deep.
The latest report from Brammertz, dated 25 September 2006, discusses the amounts of explosives and says that a previous report "suggested that the amount used to produce a crater of the size" would be "approximately 500 kg [1,100 lbs.] of TNT equivalent, if the IED [improvised explosive device] was placed at 1.7 m [about 6 feet] under the ground; or 1,200 kg [2,640 lbs.] of TNT equivalent if placed just above the ground; or 1,800 kg [3,960 lbs.] of TNT equivalent if the IED was approximately 0.80 m [31 inches] above the ground."
It should be noted that the 1,800 kg estimate given in the Brammertz report for the size of the car bomb is ridiculously low.  A Russian study of surface explosions in different media indicates that a minimum of 5 to 10 metric tons of TNT would have been required to create the crater.  A metric ton is 1,000 kg or 2,200 lbs.  The actual size of the amount of explosives required to create such a crater, 5,000 to 10,000 kg, suggests that the UN investigators car bomb theory is extremely unlikely.
Keith A. Holsapple, an expert on craters at the University of Washington, examined the photographs of the Beirut crater for my initial research into the murder of Hariri. "There is no doubt," Holsapple said, "at least a several ton bomb would be required if it were delivered by a vehicle and detonated above the surface."
"If a penetrator weapon was used," Holsapple said, "the weight would be on the order of 1 ton, to within a factor of two." A penetrator weapon is an aerial bomb, such as a bunker-buster type, which is a guided weapon that is designed to penetrate the surface before exploding.
There are several other clues seen at the crater that argue against or disprove the truck bomb theory.  The first is that the crater appears to have been excavated rather than pressed down.  This would suggest that the explosion occurred at some depth below the surface and created the crater by blasting the sand beneath the road upwards.
A photograph taken of the plume rising from the explosion would seem to corroborate this theory.  It shows a light sandy colored plume at the top, which indicates that the detonation occurred in the sand under the street of Hariri's motorcade. The first thing that was thrown up into the air was the sand in which the detonation occurred.
Photographs of the crater also show that pipes from below the street have been thrown upwards.  This evidence supports the theory that the crater was caused by a detonation below the road.
Then there is the damaged car which is seen standing next to the crater.  If a truck bomb with several tons of explosives had created the massive crater, it seems highly unlikely that there would have been very much left of this car or that it would still be standing at the crater's edge.
The UN investigation also has a serious credibility problem because it appears to be more political than anything else.  Jürgen Cain Külbel, a former East German criminal investigator turned journalist exposed the fraudulent UN "investigators" in an interview with Silvia Cattori for Voltairenet:
Of course, none of them considers the idea of examining whether or not Mossad [Israeli military intelligence] could be the wirepuller behind Hariri’s murder. It doesn’t belong to the order placed by their employers. They have to fulfill only the one demand: send Syria to the pillory.http://www.voltairenet.org/article143460.html
Detlev Mehlis, the German who lead the 1986 "La Belle" discotheque bombing investigation was the first UN Commissioner on the Hariri case.  Mehlis worked closely with Israeli intelligence on the Hariri case; a case in which Israeli intelligence should be considered as a prime suspect.
"During the 'La Belle' case," Külbel said, "he [Mehlis] was over there [USA] in 1996 to get something. Or on ski trips with members of the CIA, high up in Aspen, Colorado? Mehlis is obviously the tool of the secret services. Without them he might not or he could not botch up within these sensitive areas of dirty policy. That is as safe as the Amen in the church. Do you believe the great powers are so foolish as to waste their time with 'honest' examiners, driven by a naive urge for the truth?
"Back to his connections to Israeli Secret service: Mehlis started his "work" with UNIIIC (the Hariri commission) in May 2005. A few weeks later, on 20 July, the French newspaper Le Figaro asked him: "Why have you asked for assistance from Israel and Jordan?" Mehlis answered: "It is known that the Israelis possess good security equipment, especially technological. We have asked them to give us data related to the assassination. They gave us good information."
"Later, in his first report on October 19, 2005, he said in the preface, paragraph 19: 'it is to be regretted that no Member State did relay such useful information to the Commission.' Mehlis does not tell the truth. Even the Israeli press wrote that Israeli intelligence agents had met with his team in Europe.
"But let me make one remark about Israel," Külbel said, "Ibrahim Gambari, Under Secretary General for Political Affairs at the UN, actually said at the end of August 2005 that Mr. Mehlis had created 'a good working relationship with Israel and Jordan,' not, however, with Syria. A real joke, given all those Mossad networks exposed this year in Lebanon, which for years had spread car bombings, murder, and terror. But nobody at the United Nations cares about this in the context of the Hariri matter. One has to ask oneself: what is this lot with headquarters in New York good for, anyway?
Sam Hamod, an expert on Middle Eastern affairs, wrote at the time of the Hariri assassination:  "We must do as they do in other criminal cases, look at who had the most to gain from the assassination of Prime Minister Hariri. The Lebanese had a lot to lose, as did the Syrians.
"No matter where else you look, no one else had anything to gain except Israel and the U.S.," Hamod said. "America quickly pointed the finger at Syria, as did Israel, which was tantamount to convicting themselves because they are the only two countries that would gain by creating unrest in Lebanon." 

Bollyn= The Middle East


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The Middle East 

U.S. Military Video of Massacre in Baghdad


April 7, 2010
Edited May 9, 2010

The following video clip is a shocking military video footage showing a massacre by U.S. Apache helicopters of a group of about 10 people in Baghdad, including two Reuters news reporters on July 12, 2007. The video was released to Reuters on April 5, 2010 by WikiLeaks, a Swedish-based group that promotes leaking to fight government and corporate corruption. Reuters photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22, and his assistant and driver Saeed Chmagh, 40, were killed in the attack. The helicopter initially opens fire on the small group. Minutes later a van comes by, and starts assisting the wounded, and the helicopter opens fire on the van.
This is a very disturbing video of an atrocity in an illegal war.  In the video, seen below, the U.S. helicopters shoot the people who are clearly trying to aid the dead and wounded.  In firing on the vehicle that is acting as an ambulance, two children in the front seat are shot.  This is sickening.  When will the people who planned and conspired to invade Iraq be held accountable for starting a war of aggression in which countless atrocities such as this have been committed?  Is the United States a nation that abides by the rule of law - or is it not?  How is the U.S. occupation of Iraq any better than the regime of Saddam Hussein?
WikiLeaks has the complete video evidence at
 "Collateral Murder"  and  the transcript at:
http://www.collateralmurder.com/en/index.html
The video clip of 17 minutes showing the helicopter attack on first responders with comment follows:



Two Decades of Genocide in Iraq


January 20, 2010
The American and British populations are comfortably cushioned from reality by the controlled media which censors news and images of the horrendous humanitarian catastrophe that has befallen the Iraqi people as a result of the Anglo-American war of aggression against the oil-rich nation, a military crusade now in its 20th year.  (The recent Dutch judicial report from The Hague on the legal questions surrounding the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq in 2003 indicates that the war in Iraq can be legally defined as a "War of Aggression", which is a "Crime Against the Peace" under the Nuremberg Charter.)
The Anglo-American war against Iraq, which began on January 17, 1991, is now entering its 20th year.  The British have been trying to occupy Iraq for more than one hundred years.

Denis Halliday, the former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq (1997-98) explains the true nature of the military campaign against the people of Iraq.  As Halliday writes, he was compelled to resign from his position on moral grounds.  To participate in the UN program that had imposed "genocidal sanctions on the innocent of Iraq" would have "implied my complicity in human catastrophe," Halliday wrote.

In the same newsletter, I also recommend reading the comments of Abdul Ilah Albayaty:
Instead of ending the occupation, handing Iraq to its people and punishing those responsible for this tragedy, instead of listening to the Iraqi people’s rights and demands, the Obama administration adopted the same strategy as Bush: trying to create a client state in Iraq by depending on the same corrupted backward forces that supported the occupation against the Iraqi people. The only difference is that it tries to change the faces of its puppet government. The plunder, the corruption, the repression and the attempts to divide Iraq continue as before. Following one year of the Obama administration no change has taken place, despite the declarations and promises.

Why have the wars in the Middle East continued and increased under President Obama?  One year ago, Obama appointed Richard Holbrooke, Henry Kissinger's right-hand man and partner-in-crime, to run the "War on Terror" as his envoy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  The killing of innocent civilians has increased greatly under Holbrooke.  Kissinger is a key player in the Zionist shadow government behind the Obama administration.  Note the expression on Obama's face.

Kissinger and Holbrooke gave "The Kissinger Prize" to George H.W. Bush at the American Academy in Berlin, which they run together.  The elder Bush started the war in Iraq in 1991 and was the first president to use the expression "New World Order."

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900 Iraqi Prisoners Face Summary Execution: Stop the Death Penalty in Iraq!
 

A message from Denis Halliday
From the 
Brussels Tribunal Newsletter
January 10, 2010
Accepting the Gandhi International Peace Award in 2003, I explained my resignation from the United Nations as head of the UN Humanitarian Programme in Iraq at end 1998. I indicated that resignation was necessary because of my refusal to accept Security Council orders that continued to impose genocidal sanctions on the innocent of Iraq. My continuation would have implied my complicity in human catastrophe. And, in addition, my innate sense of justice was outraged — as yours would have been in my position — by the violence that UN sanctions had brought upon the lives and wellbeing of children, families, and the many loved ones of Iraq. There can be no justification for killing the young, the aged, the sick, the rich, the poor anywhere, under any circumstances, least of all by the United Nations.
Some will tell you that the Iraqi leadership was punishing the Iraqi people. That was not my perception or experience when living in Baghdad in 1997-98 and traveling throughout the country. And were that to be the case, how could that possibly justify collective punishment — that is sanctions, by the United Nations? The UN Charter and international law have no provision for the murderous consequences of a UN embargo, over 12 long years in the case of the people of Iraq.
After leaving, sometimes I explained the impact of sanctions to the media, and to university and public meetings by describing Iraqi children as being on death row without hope of reprieve. By the end of 1998, we — the UN — had killed hundreds of thousands without any apparent hesitation on the part of the permanent member states of the Security Council.
The illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003 has only worsened the overall situation for Iraqi children, women and men. Contrary to what the mainstream media has been and is reporting, a whole nation is being terrorized, killed, driven into exile. The humanitarian situation in Iraq is catastrophic according to the ICRC (The Red Cross) and other international organizations. American imposition of “democracy and freedom” has failed as law, order and economic and social wellbeing is increasingly elusive. Health and educational systems are about to collapse; the human rights situation is disastrous; human security and opportunities have vanished; the fearful, the refugees and the displaced outnumber those enjoying normal lives. 
Since the Iraqi government reintroduced capital punishment in 2004, an unknown number of people have been hanged. None of the condemned appears to have had a fair trial. Sadly, the Iraqi judicial system has been deemed by responsible international agencies and human rights organizations to be corrupt, dysfunctional and plagued by sectarianism.
And now the Presidential Council of Iraq has reportedly ratified the death sentences of some 900 detainees languishing on death row. Some 17 of them are confirmed to be women. The apparent collapse of justice in Iraq today needs to be seen in the context of an almost total breakdown of law and order since the US/UK invasion, including the war crimes, atrocities, killing of civilians by invading and occupying US mercenaries and military forces.
I oppose the use of the death penalty wherever it occurs on the grounds that it is contrary to fundamental human rights. The international community that has already totally failed the Iraqi people has a compelling obligation to condemn the appalling human consequences of illegal invasion and occupation, and condemn — surely the Iraqis have suffered enough — one of the highest rates of execution in the world.
Without your voice the deadly increasing spiral of killing will continue. That’s why I join the BRussells Tribunal in denouncing executions. I would very much appreciate it if you would read the following statement against the imminent hanging of 900 detainees:http://brusselstribunal.org/DeathPenalty121209.htm and sign the call to stop these executions and request that the Iraqi government impose a moratorium on the death penalty.
Thank you on behalf of the BRussells Tribunal and all of us who care about justice and human life.
Denis J. Halliday
Former UN assistant secretary general and UN humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, 1997-98
Recipient of the 2003 Gandhi International Peace Award — Ireland

Source: Brussels Tribunal Newsletter, January 10, 2010
http://www.brusselstribunal.org/ 


The Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty - Dead in the Water


14 May 2009
There's a straight line from JFK's murder on November 22, 1963 to the brutal and savage Israeli attack on the USS Libertyto the 1983 attack on that marine compound in Lebanon, to theUSS Cole bombing -- to 9/11.
-- "Dead In The Water - The Sinking of the USS Liberty" on Goon Squad, May 2, 2009
There is indeed a very clear and obvious "straight line" from the JFK assassination and attack on the USS Liberty (June 8, 1967) to 9-11.  This is the very essence of the thesis I have described in detail in the 6 or 7 chapters I wrote in 2007-2008 for the first part of my forthcoming book, Solving 9-11, An Independent Investigation of the Crime of the Century.

I highly recommend viewing and saving the BBC television program, "Dead In The Water - The Sinking of the USS Liberty," which was made in 2003.

This link takes you to a webpage that has the BBC program in 7 10-minute Youtube videos.  The 42nd anniversary of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty is just a few weeks away.  If unsolved crimes are allowed to go unpunished the criminals will only get stronger and commit more crimes.  This is the most important lesson to be learned from the unpunished criminal attack on the USS Liberty, which was committed by the same people who planned and carried out the "false flag" terror attacks of 9-11.
With the publication of the Dr. Steven E. Jones (et al) peer-reviewed paper that proves that super-thermite was used to pulverize the twin towers on 9-11 we can no longer be called "conspiracy theorists" -- we have proof of a conspiracy and it wasn't Osama bin Laden and his 20 thieves who put super-thermite in the World Trade Center.  Now is the time for Americans to take action and demand that their local media, political leaders, police, representatives in Congress, and senators address the evidence of super-thermite in the dust of the WTC.   
Dead In The Water - The Sinking of the USS Liberty

http://careandwashingofthebrain.blogspot.com/2009/05/dead-in-water-sinking-of-uss-liberty.html
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
--Winston Churchill

The USS Liberty after the being pounded by Israeli planes, napalm, and torpedo in 1967


The Goldstone Report and the Israeli Crimes in Gaza


October 31, 2009
BERLIN - The Obama administration and U.S. Congress have joined the Zionist campaign to condemn the Goldstone report, a United Nations fact-finding report on the evidence of war crimes committed in Gaza during the Israeli offensive against the largely defenseless civilian population of the Gaza Strip.  The overwhelming majority of the Gaza population is Palestinian refugees who were driven from their homes and villages during the Zionist ethnic cleansing of 1948-49.
The Israeli offensive, which began during Christmas last year, involved a large number of egregious war crimes being committed by the Israeli military, which was headed by Ehud Barak, a friend and supporter of President Barak Hussein Obama II.  Barak would be the first one to be put on trial for the war crimes committed in Gaza.  The Washington Post is reporting that Congress will vote to condemn the Goldstone report on Tuesday, November 3.  President-elect Obama said he would have plenty to say about the Israeli assault on Gaza once he became president.  Thus far he has said nothing.
To understand the actions of the Obama administation one has to be aware of the fact that the Obama White House is run by his Zionist handlers, primarily Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod, who are controlled by more senior criminals in the organization.  Candidate Obama was created by Chicago's arch-Zionist, Philip M. Klutznick, his daughter Betty Lu Salzman, Rahm Emanuel, and David Axelrod.  Axelrod's mother was a communist journalist who wrote for the PM newspaper that pushed for the United States to enter the war against Germany in the early 1940s.  President Obama will do nothing to cross his Zionist masters, and that includes the war criminals running the state of Israel.
Candidate Obama with Ehud Barak the Israeli defense minister in July 2008.  Barak is a war criminal of the worst kind according to the UN fact-finding report on the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip written by Richard Goldstone, a South African judge who happens to be both Jewish and a Zionist.  Barak would be the first person to be arrested for war crimes.
Congress to Vote to Condemn U.N. Report on Israeli War Crimes

The Washington Post of October 31 is reporting that the House of Representatives will vote on Tuesday on a nonbinding resolution condemning a controversial U.N. report on alleged Israeli war crimes in the Gaza Strip that has become a major complication in Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's diplomacy in the Middle East this weekend.
Clinton told the BBC that the report is biased and one-sided.  This is a very clear indication that the Obama administration is working to further the Zionist agenda regardless of how many crimes are committed or lives are lost.

The Berlin Wall fell in November 1989
While the world celebrates the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Obama administration is helping build the Israeli wall.  Two thousand U.S. troops are currently training in Israel to help fortify the fascist militaristic Jewish ghetto in Palestine, which is surrounded by an outrageous separation wall -- paid for and financed by the good people of the United States.  To celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall while supporting the apartheid state of Israel is nothing but hypocritical -- and racist.

The U.S. government and the West finance and support the racist and extremist Israeli government that built an outrageous wall across the Holy Land. 
Richard Goldstone, author of the UN report accusing Israel of serious war crimes and crimes against humanity during its assault on Gaza, has openly challenged the Obama administration to justify its claims that his findings are flawed and biased.
ISRAELI ASSAULT "DESIGNED TO TERRORIZE"
The UN fact-finding mission headed by Goldstone concluded that the Israeli assault on the civilian population of the Gaza Strip was "a deliberately disproportionate attack designed to punish, humiliate and terrorize a civilian population, radically diminish its local economic capacity both to work and to provide for itself, and to force upon it an ever increasing sense of dependency and vulnerability."

Israel's criminal use of white phosphorus on civilian areas was blatant and obvious to television viewers around the world.
The Israeli government is particularly worried because the Goldstone report concluded that the Israeli military, headed by Ehud Barak, committed serious war crimes that constitute a "grave breach" of the Geneva Conventions:
From the facts gathered, the Mission found that the following grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention were committed by the Israeli armed forces in Gaza: wilful killing, torture or inhuman treatment, wilfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health, and extensive destruction of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly. As grave breaches these acts give rise to individual criminal responsibility. The Mission notes that the use of human shields also constitutes a war crime under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
The Goldstone fact-finding report is extremely important because it puts every law-abiding government on notice that they are obliged under international law to consider the leadership of the Israeli government and military as criminal.  This means that people like Ehud Olmert and Ehud Barak should be arrested as soon as they arrive in any country that upholds international law.  In the same way that Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland, the Israeli political and military leaders should be arrested and held for a war crimes trial.  This is what international law demands.  If these individuals were to be arrested and interrogated we would also find the truth about who carried out the false-flag terror attacks of 9-11.

Wanted for war crimes:  Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert (center) and defense minister Ehud Barak (right) with foreign minister Tzipi Livni, daughter of an Irgun terrorist.  Barak and Olmert are also senior architects of the 9-11 attacks in the United States.
The UN report on Israeli war crimes during the assault on Gaza is in three parts and can be read by clicking on the following links:
Executive Summary   Conclusions   Complete Report
The Goldstone report verifies and validates what I have been saying since the Israeli assault on Gaza began in December 2008:  The Israeli military, headed by defense minister Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert, as prime minister, was committing serious war crimes.  These crimes, which were witnessed by millions of television viewers, would force the incoming Obama administration to choose between supporting international law on war crimes or the criminal Zionist regime based in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.  With Rahm Emanuel, the son of a Zionist terrorist running the White House, it appears that the Obama administration is siding with the criminals Ehud Barak, Ehud Olmert, and Shimon Peres.

The Israelis used white phosphorus as a weapon of terror.
Sources and Recommended Reading (Note:  My articles on Israeli war crimes were stolen when my website Bollyn.info was hijacked in March 2009.  The Rebel website has copies of the original articles with the photos.)

Kessler, Glenn, "Congress to weigh in on U.N.'s Gaza report,"Washington Post, October 31, 2009
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/30/AR2009103003610.html

Ehud Barak - Architect of 9-11, September 11, 2009
http://www.bollyn.com/bollyn-to-name-chief-9-11-architect

How Will the World Respond to Israeli Crimes in 2009?January 9, 2009 
http://www.therebel.org/opinion/middle_east/how_will_the_world_respond_to_israeli_crimes_in_2009?_200901098976/

Why is Obama Silent about Israeli War Crimes?, January 7, 2009 
http://www.therebel.org/opinion/middle_east/why_is_obama_silent_about_israeli_war_crimes?_200901078951/

Three Atrocities of Ehud Olmert, January 2, 2009
http://www.therebel.org/opinion/middle_east/three_atrocities_of_ehud_olmert_200901028921/



Ignoring Israel's Iron Wall


November 5, 2009
THE HYPOCRISY OF CELEBRATING THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL AND IGNORING ISRAEL'S "IRON WALL" 
The Berlin Wall lives on in Israel, seen here in Bethlehem.  The Israeli wall of separation is some 12 meters (37 feet) high.  The hideous Israeli wall across occupied Palestine has underlined the fortress state and Jewish ghetto mentality in Israel.  But is this the kind of state that a person would want to live in?

Bollyn in Berlin Wannsee, 30 October 2009
The Berlin Wall fell 20 years ago on November 9-10, 1989.  Jewish-owned Music TV (MTV), Bono, and his band U2 will be celebrating along with millions of others the fall of the Berlin Wall while the entire world ignores its hideous cousin, the Israeli "Iron Wall" of separation. 
Israel's Iron Wall is much higher and longer than the Berlin Wall and has been built on illegally occupied land yet no U.S. president has called on the Israeli leaders to "tear down this wall."  The hideous wall was built with the support and approval of the U.S. Congress and presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.  Many millions of American taxpayer dollars were used to build this wall.
Ze'ev Jabotinsky, the founder of Revisionist Zionism (which became the Likud Party of Menachem Begin, Ariel Sharon, Ehud Olmert, and Bibi Netanyahu) wrote an article entitled "Iron Wall" in 1923, which called for "Iron Wall" in occupied Palestine:
Settlement can thus develop under the protection of a force that is not dependent on the local population, behind an IRON WALL which they will be powerless to break down.
Prime Minister Netanyahu's father was Jabotinsky's executive secretary.  Likudnik Prime Ministers Sharon, Olmert, and Netanyahu are the builders of Israel's "Iron Wall."

So, why do so-called "political" singers like Bono ignore the very real suffering of millions of Palestinians and the new Berlin Wall that divides the Holy Land?  Why does the music industry ignore the crisis in the Middle East, the illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the illegal occupation of Palestine by Zionist Jews who desecrate the Holy Land?  Where has the music gone?

Bono, a friend of presidents Bush and Clinton, will be giving a "free" concert at the Brandenburg Gate, the famous 18th Century portal to the city of Berlin.  Today, 20 years after reunification, Berlin is the most modern, clean, and civilized metropolis in the world.  It is the capital of the most prosperous nation in Europe and the Number One exporter in the world.  It's easy for MTV and Bono to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years later -- but if they really cared about freedom and equality for all men why don't they do a free concert in occupied-Bethlehem or Jerusalem in front of the wall of the Zionist fortress state of Israel?  Why doesn't President Barack Hussein Obama II call on the Israeli leaders to tear down this wall, as President Reagan did to the Soviet leadership?  Neither Obama nor Bono would dare to speak out against Israeli apartheid policies or Zionist war crimes because they are owned and controlled by the Zionist Jews who made them what they are.
This is why the music has gone into the gutter and why there is no anti-war music or resistance music today.  The Zionist Jews have taken over the entire music industry, lock, stock, and barrel.  It is the same with the press media, the television networks, and the film industry.  The whole shebang is completely controlled by Zionist Jews.  The Zionist masters own the big record labels and send the musicians they own to Israel to try and improve the image of the criminals who run the Zionist state.
Madonna with arch-terrorist Shimon Peres, father of Israel's illegal nuclear arsenal

Bono of U2, who is proud of his Jewish roots, embraces Tzipi Livni, a war criminal and daughter of a terrorist leader.

Bono flashed the peace symbol with George Bush in March 2002 as the U.S. waged a war of aggression and occupation in Afghanistan based on blatant lies about who was behind the false flag terror attacks of 9-11.  Bono doesn't mind bolstering the image of real war criminals -- he is paid well to do so.

Bono continued to support Bush in 2007 as he waged two wars of aggression in support of the Zionist deception known as the "War on Terror".  Bono works for his label, Universal Music Group, which is owned by Jean-Bernard Levy of Vivendi.


Bono is also very proud of his Jewish roots...
Born Paul David Hewson, Bono wrote about his mother's Jewish roots in his book U2 by U2
Jack was a travelling salesman, as many of my uncles were, and they come from a long line of travelling salesmen.  And in fact I am a travelling salesman.  I sell songs for U2, door to door, city to city, and I promote ideas like debt cancellation or fair trade at the market, and I reckon I must have got if from the Rankins -- which, by the way, is usually a Jewish name. They all looked Jewish too.  I've heard it said that the Rankins were Jewish at one point when they were based in Scotland, then they came over to Ireland and they weren't Jewish any more, which I think used to happen a lot.  I don't know if that is true, but I'd like it if it were.  (Source: U2 by U2, p. 15)
...and Bono absolutely adores the Jewish media moguls who made him rich and famous.  Bono shows his affection for Lucian Grainge, the Jewish head of Universal Music Group (International) at Doug Morris's Grammy party in Los Angeles in 2009.  Morris and Grainge, both Jews, work for Jean-Bernard Levy, head of Vivendi and owner of Universal Music.  Don't expect Bono to protest Israeli war crimes or sing protest music to support Palestinian rights any time soon.


Bono and U2 in Israel, on the Jewish side of the wall, but of course.
A mime artist works at the Brandenburg Gate  where the Berlin Wall divided the German capital for nearly three decades.

A small section of the wall has been saved.  It was painted with the Palestinian and German flags and the Israeli flag superimposed in a "peace action" in 2004.  The Palestinian flag, however, was only temporary.  Usually it is just the German flag with the same Israeli motif.  It suggests that Zionism dominates occupied Germany as it does occupied Palestine.

The painting by Gunther Schaefer, a German Jew from Frankfurt am Main, has been defaced more than 44 times by Germans who are deeply offended by the desecration of the German flag with the kabbalistic hexagram.
 
Wolfgang Schaefer is a co-founder of the East Side Gallery and his provocative painting is protected by the German state as "an historical monument." 
Schaefer has been honored by President Johannes Rau in the Bellevue Palace for his offensive painting which desecrates the German flag.  In 2007, Schaefer met the Pope, Benedict XVI, in St. Peter's Cathedral at the Vatican.  Although average Germans find his painting to be highly offensive and disgusting, it is protected by law.  It should be remembered that Germany is still occupied and does not have a peace treaty or a real constitution.  The Grundgesetz (the basic law) written by the Allied occupiers, considered as temporary when it was written in 1945, is still in effect. 
German lands stolen by Czechs, Slovaks, Poles, and Russians are still illegally occupied.  The Czech Republic, which just ratified the E.U. Lisbon Treaty, was allowed an "opt out" which permitted the Czech state to maintain the racist Benes Decree which prohibits displaced ethnic Germans from returning to their homes, farms, and property that were stolen during the "ethnic cleansing" of Czechoslovakia after the war.  Would a European state be allowed to have laws that prohibit Jews from regaining their property?  How can the European Union accept laws that discriminate against Germans?  The Zionist ethnic cleansing of the Baltic region and the Sudetenland resulted in the deaths of more than 2 million innocent German civilians.  All German property was confiscated and the rightful owners were forced onto boxcars -- or shot.  Jews, like Madeleine Albright's father, wound up with the German treasures that had been stolen.  The German refugees are the Palestinians of Europe. 

Israel Iron Wall -- Understanding the complete Zionist control of our media and government(s) is essential to understanding our political predicament.
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Five Dancing Israelis


 9-11 Mossad Agents Admit Mission: "Our Purpose Was To Document The Event"

By Christopher Bollyn
Three of the five "dancing Israelis" appeared on an Israeli television show to explain that they were sent to document the event. See an excerpt of them:

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The jubilant Israeli intelligence agents caught photographing the attacks on the World Trade Center were allowed to return to Israel where they divulged the purpose of their mission on a radio program: “Our purpose was to document the event."
The explosive story of the 5 suspicious Israelis seen celebrating while filming the attacks on the World Trade Center was first reported nationally in American Free Press shortly after September 11. ABC News recently reported on this story and added a comment that deserves attention. 
The Forward, a respected Jewish newspaper in New York, reported that at least two of the men were Israeli intelligence (Mossad) agents. The Israeli agents were first seen filming the attack on the WTC while kneeling on the roof of a white van in the parking lot of a New Jersey apartment building across the river from lower Manhattan. 
"They seemed to be taking a movie," the resident who noticed them said. The men were taking video or photos of themselves with the World Trade Center burning in the background, she said. What struck her were the expressions on the men's faces. "They were like happy, you know … They didn't look shocked to me. I thought it was very strange," she said. 
She found the behavior so suspicious that she wrote down the license plate number of the van and called the police. The FBI was soon on the scene and a statewide bulletin was issued on the van. 
The van belonged to a Mossad front company called Urban Moving Systems. Around 4 p.m. on Sept. 11, the van was pulled over, and five Israelis: Sivan and Paul Kurzberg, Yaron Shmuel, Oded Ellner and Omer Marmari, all between 22 and 27 years old, were arrested at gunpoint. One had $4,700 in cash hidden in his sock while another carried two foreign passports. Box cutters were found in the van. 
"WE ARE NOT YOUR PROBLEM" 
According to the police report, one of the men said they had been on the West Side Highway in Manhattan "during the incident" — referring to the World Trade Center attack. Sivan Kurzberg, the driver, said, "We are Israeli. We are not your problem. Your problems are our problems. The Palestinians are the problem." 
The case was turned over to the FBI's Foreign Counterintelligence Section because the FBI believed Urban Moving Systems was a “cover for an Israeli intelligence operation,” ABC reported. 
While the FBI searched the company’s Weehawken, N.J., offices, removing boxes of documents and a dozen computer hard drives, the owner of the company, Dominic Suter, was allowed to flee the country. When FBI agents tried to interview Suter a second time they discovered that he had cleared out of his New Jersey home and fled to Israel. 
When ABC reporters visited Urban Moving Systems, “it looked as if it had been shut down in a big hurry. Cell phones were lying around; office phones were still connected; and the property of dozens of clients remained in the warehouse.” 
The Israelis had been held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, for overstaying their tourist visas and working in the United States illegally. Two weeks after their arrest, an immigration judge ordered them to be deported, however, FBI and CIA officials in Washington put a hold on the case, according to ABC. 
The five men were held in detention for more than two months. Some of them were placed in solitary confinement for 40 days and given as many as seven lie-detector tests. One of them, Paul Kurzberg, refused to take a lie-detector test for 10 weeks and then failed it, according to his lawyer. 
"OUR PURPOSE WAS TO DOCUMENT THE EVENT"
A deal was struck between Israeli and U.S. government officials after 71 days and the five Israelis were put on a plane, and deported to Israel. 
The detained Israelis discussed their experience in America on an Israeli talk show after their return home. One of the men said: "The fact of the matter is we are coming from a country that experiences terror daily. Our purpose was to document the event."

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More evidence on Five Dancing Israelis
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/fiveisraelis.html




Why was Kobi Alexander Allowed to Flee?

The Israeli Fugitive, Odigo, and the Forewarning of 9/11


Photo: Jacob "Kobi" Alexander, an Israeli military officer connected to the Odigo instant messaging company whose employees and users received an early warning of the 9/11 attacks, has recently become a fugitive from U.S. justice and taken refuge in Israel along with other prime suspects of the terror attacks.

The case of the Israeli criminal Kobi Alexander is like the proverbial "tip of the iceberg." While Alexander's crimes, through which he became immensely wealthy, are now evident, they are but a very small piece of a much larger Zionist criminal network – connected to the 9/11 terror attacks – which remains hidden beneath the surface. 
Alexander, former head of the Israel-based Comverse Technology, was, until his crimes were discovered, one of the highest paid executives in the United States.
In the year 2000, for example, he reportedly earned some $102.5 million, with $93 million coming from the "exercise of options." We now know that most of Alexander's money was made through the fraudulent "exercise of options." 
Comverse Technology, the U.S.-based "parent company" of an older and much bigger Israel-based company with the same name, is the owner of the Verint, Ulticom, Starhome, Mercom and Startel companies. The key positions in these companies are all held by Israeli nationals. 
Alexander, was recently allowed to flee the United States after he and two other former Comverse executives were charged with securities, mail and wire fraud by U.S. prosecutors in Brooklyn, New York. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. 
While a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office for the Eastern District of New York told AFP on August 15 that he "expected" that Alexander would turn himself in, The New York Times was rather less optimistic. "It will be a long time – if ever – before Alexander explains himself in a courtroom," the Times wrote on August 21. 
Alexander's lawyer, Robert Morvillo, said he "believed" that Alexander and his family were on vacation in Israel. Alexander, an Israeli citizen and a former military officer, wired $57 million to an account in Israel at the end of July and was evidently allowed to flee the United States. 
"Given Alexander's stature and military service," the Times reported, quoting unnamed law professors, "Israel might be reluctant to readily hand him over." One might reasonably ask, "What does the 54-year old Alexander's "military service" have to do with Israel refusing to extradite him for crimes committed in the United States?" 
While Alexander is obviously connected with Israel's military intelligence apparatus and George Soros through the mutually owned investment fund ComSor, what is not widely reported is his company's close links with Odigo, the Israeli-run instant messaging company that received – and conveyed – urgent warning messages about the imminent terror attacks on the World Trade Center, several hours before the first plane hit. 
The New York Times certainly must be well aware of the personal and business connection between Alexander and Odigo since they did an extensive interview with Avner and Maskit Ronen, the founders of Odigo, for their Sunday magazine in September 2000. 
The magazine article about the Ronen's, titled "Immigrants with an I.P.O." could have been titled "Immigrants on a Mission." The Ronens, both with military backgrounds in computer science, "put down few roots," during their first years in New York City, the Times reported. 
"They made no friends outside the office and had no taste at all for networking at Silicon Alley parties," the NYT Magazine wrote. "They sought neither driver's licenses nor a local physician." The bizarre photograph in the article showed two silhouetted figures hidden in the dark. These were the Ronens, Israeli military officers on a mission in New York. 
ODIGO INSTANT MESSAGES 
There is ample evidence that many Israelis were forewarned of the attacks through an Israeli instant messaging service called Odigo. This story, which presents the clearest evidence of Israeli prior knowledge of the attacks, was reported only very briefly in the U.S. media – and then completely forgotten and deleted. 
According to the news reports, at least two Israel-based employees of Odigo reported having received warnings of an imminent attack in New York City hours before the first plane hit the WTC. 
Odigo, an Israeli-owned company had its U.S. headquarters only two blocks from the World Trade Center, yet Odigo failed to pass the warning it had received on to the authorities in New York, a move that would have saved thousands of lives. 
Two weeks after 9-11, Alex Diamandis, Odigo's vice president, said, "The messages said something big was going to happen in a certain amount of time, and it did – almost to the minute." 
"It was possible that the attack warning was broadcast to other Odigo members, but the company has not received reports of other recipients of the message," Diamandis said. 
Based on the Israeli government figure that some 4,000 Israelis were expected to be in the World Trade Center at the time of the attacks, it seems evident that many Israeli Odigo users got the message. 
Odigo, which offers real-time messaging, has a feature called "People Finder" which allows a user to send an instant message to a large group based on a common characteristic, such as Israeli nationality. "People Finder" allows Odigo users to search for online "buddies," with filters like Israeli nationality, while maintaining user privacy at all times. 
The Internet address of the sender of the warning was reportedly given to the FBI. Two months later it was reported that the FBI was still investigating the matter. Since then there have been no further media reports about the Odigo warning of 9/11. 
As AFP has previously reported, Odigo, like Comverse and other Israel-based software companies, is really headquartered in Herzliya, Israel, the suburb of Tel Aviv where Israeli military intelligence headquarters are located. 
Typically, with these Israeli-intelligence linked outfits, the company's research and development, and any manufacturing, such as the "black box" computer surveillance equipment produced by Comverse, is all done in Israel. The U.S. offices merely function as distribution, marketing, and financial centers. 
In the case of Comverse, for example, the real parent company was Alexander's Tel Aviv-based Efrat Future Technology Ltd., which carried out "all research, development, and manufacturing," for Comverse, according to a 1992 article in The Jerusalem Post. 
Shortly after 9-11, Odigo was completely taken over by Comverse Technology, which had been part owner of Odigo since early 2000, if not earlier. Shortly after 9/11, five executives from Comverse were reported to have profited by more than $267 million from "insider trading." 
Avner Ronen, the "founder" of Odigo, was Vice President of Business Development of Comverse Technology in October 2005. This indicates that Ronen and Alexander, both Israeli military officers with computer backgrounds, have been close business partners since early 2000. 
"Comverse and Odigo have had a long-standing partnership and together have developed instant communications products and services that we have recently begun to offer to operators around the world," Zeev Bregman, CEO of the Israel-based Comverse Ltd., told The Jerusalem Post in May 2002.


The Great Game



The War For Caspian Oil And Gas By Christopher Bollyn

President Bush's "crusade" against the Taliban of Afghanistan has more to do with control of the immense oil and gas resources of the Caspian Basin than it does with rooting out terrorism.
 
Once again an American president from the Bush family is leading Americans down an oil-rich Middle Eastern warpath against enemies of freedom and democracy.
President George W. Bush, whose family is well connected to oil and energy companies, has called for an international crusade against Islamic terrorists, who he says hate Americans simply because we are "the brightest beacon of freedom." 
The focus on religion-based terrorism serves to conceal important aspects of the Central Asian conflict. President Bush's noble rhetoric about fighting for justice and democracy is masking a less noble struggle for control of an estimated $5 trillion of oil and gas resources from the Caspian Basin. 
One of the material results of the elder Bush's Desert Storm military campaign in 1991 was to secure access to the huge Rumaila oil field of southern Iraq, which was accomplished by expanding the boundaries of Kuwait after the war. This allowed Kuwait, a former British protectorate where American and British oil companies are heavily invested, to double its prewar oil output. 
The Trepca mine complex in Kosovo, one of the richest mines of Europe, was seized last year by George Soros and Bernard Kouchner, two Jewish members of the New World Order gang who devastated Serbia. 
A similar geopolitical strategy, influenced by Zionist planners, to control the valuable mineral resources of the Caspian Basin underlies the planned aggression against Afghanistan, a Central Asian nation that occupies a strategic position sandwiched between the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. 
Central Asia has enormous quantities of undeveloped oil resources, including some 6.6 trillion cubic meters of natural gas, waiting to be exploited. The former Soviet republics of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan are the two major gas producers in Central Asia. 
Today, the only existing export routes from the area lead through Russia. Investors in Caspian oil and gas are interested in building alternative pipelines to Turkey and Europe, and especially to the rapidly growing Asian markets. 
India, Iran, Russia, and Israel, are working on a plan to supply oil and gas to south and southeast Asia through India but instability in Afghanistan is posing a great threat to this effort. 
Afghanistan lies squarely between Turkmenistan, home to the world's third-largest natural gas reserves, and the lucrative markets of the Indian subcontinent, China and Japan. A memorandum of understanding has been signed to build a 900-mile natural gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Pakistan via Afghanistan, but the ongoing civil war and absence of a stable government in Afghanistan have prevented the project from going forward. 
Afghanistan was at the center of the so-called "Great Game" in the 19th century when Imperial Russia and the British Empire in India vied for influence. Today, its geographical position as a potential transit route for oil and natural gas pipelines, makes Afghanistan an extremely important piece of a global strategy by energy magnates to obtain control over these precious resources. 
Enron, a Texas-based gas and energy company, together with Amoco, British Petroleum, Chevron, Exxon, Mobil and Unocal are all engaged in a multi-billion dollar frenzy to extract the reserves of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan, the three newly independent Soviet republics that border on the Caspian Sea. 
On behalf of the oil companies, an array of former cabinet members from the elder Bush administration have been actively involved in negotiations with the former Soviet republics. The dealmakers include James Baker, Brent Scowcroft, Dick Cheney, and John Sununu. 
Turkmenistan and Azerbijan are also both closely allied with Israeli commercial interests and Israeli military intelligence. In Turkmenistan, a former Israeli intelligence agent, Yosef A. Maiman, president of Merhav Group of Israel, is the official negotiator and policy maker responsible for developing the energy resources of Turkmenistan. 
"This is the Great Game all over," Maiman told The Wall Street Journal about his role in furthering the "geopolitical goals of both the U.S. and Israel in Central Asia. "We are doing what U.S. and Israeli policy could not achieve," he said, "Controlling the transport route is controlling the product." 
"Those that control the oil routes out of Central Asia will impact all future direction and quantities of flow and the distribution of revenues from new production," said energy expert James Dorian recently in Oil & Gas Journal on September 10, 2001. 
Foreign business in Turkmenistan is dominated by Maiman's Merhav Group, according to The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA). Maiman, who was made a citizen of Turkmenistan by presidential decree, serves as Turkmenistan's official negotiator for its gas pipeline, special ambassador, and right-hand man for the authoritarian President Saparmurad Atayevich Niyazov, a former Politburo member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. 
The Merhav Group of Israel officially represents the Turkmen government and has brokered all of the energy projects in Turkmenistan, contracts worth many billions of dollars. 
Merhav has been contracted to modernize existing natural gas infrastructure and will build new facilities in an oil refinery in the city of Turkmenbashi on the Caspian Sea. Merhav refuses to disclose its sources of financing. 
In keeping with Israeli political interests, Maiman's planned pipelines bypass Iran and Russia. Maiman has said that he would have no objection to dealing with Iran, "when and if Israeli policy allows it." 
Iran has accused the U.S. of trying to keep regional pipelines from passing through Iran. Creating a counterbalance to Iran's regional influence was a cornerstone of the Clinton administration, which was concerned that Iran could gain too much control over Caspian exports. 
"This is a common interest for the U.S. and Israel," said Dr. Nimrod Novik, vice president of Merhav, "The primary interest is to prevent the development of Turkish strategic dependence on Iran, given the unique emerging strategic relationship between Turkey and Israel." 
Russia and Turkmenistan are in a battle to conquer the Turkish gas market, the supplier that offers the best price for its gas will emerge as the winner. "This is a great race," Maiman says, "Whoever takes Turkey first wins. Whoever comes second will have lean years." 
Although the U.S. needs Russian assistance in its campaign against Afghanistan, when AFP asked Alex Chorine of Caspian Investor what kind of relationship existed between the Russian and Western/Israeli energy companies doing business in the Caspian Basin, Chorine said, "They act as enemies." 
One of Maiman's proposed pipelines would bring Turkmenistan's gas and oil to Turkey via Azerbaijan and Georgia. Maiman's Merhav Group is also involved in a $100 million project that would reduce the flow of water to Iraq by diverting water from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers to southeastern Turkey. 
Israeli officials boast of having excellent relations with Azerbaijan, where an Israeli company, Magal Security Systems, has a contract to provide security at Baku airport. Magal is one of several Israeli companies that will turn Israel into a major player in Azerbaijan by providing security for the 1,200 mile pipeline taking oil from the Caspian to the Turkish port of Ceyhan on the Mediterranean Sea. 
Enron, the biggest contributor to the Bush campaign of 2000, conducted the feasibility study for a $2.5 billion Trans-Caspian gas pipeline, which is being built under a joint venture agreement signed in February 1999 between Turkmenistan and two American companies, Bechtel and General Electric Capital Services. Maiman acted as the intermediary between the Turkmenis and the U.S. firms, but won't discuss his cut or whether he will receive a stake in the pipeline. 
The Merhav Group has hired a Washington lobbying firm, Cassidy & Associates, and spent several million dollars to encourage U.S. officials to push for the Trans-Caspian pipeline. During the Clinton administration, Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson and special adviser to the president, Richard Morningstar promoted the Baku-Ceyhan pipeline, calling it "critical to the economic survival of Turkmenistan." 
The relationship between Israel, Turkey, and the U.S. is the major factor for the selection of the Baku-Ceyhan route, which could be extended to bring oil directly to energy deficient Israel, however, energy experts question the wisdom and cost of this route. Companies are under pressure from the U.S. and Israel to invest in east-west pipelines, although most companies would prefer cheaper north-south pipelines through Iran, according to WRMEA. 
The U.S. firm Unocal was leading a pipeline project to bring Turkmenistan's abundant natural gas through Afghanistan to the growing markets of Pakistan and India, until the turmoil in Afghanistan led them to withdraw from the project in 1998. The planned pipeline would carry gas from the Turkmen Dauletabad fields, among the world's largest, to Multan in Pakistan, with a planned extension to India. The line from Dauletabad through Afghanistan is planned to transport 15 billion cubic feet of gas per year for 30 years. This pipeline is on hold until the political and military situations in Afghanistan improve. 
There is a second Unocal project to build a 1,030 mile oil pipeline called the Central Asian Oil Pipeline Project, which would start at Chardzhou in Turkmenistan linking Russia's Siberian oil field pipelines to Pakistan's Arabian coast. This line could transport 1 million barrels a day of oil from other areas of the Former Soviet Union. It would run parallel to the gas line route through Afghanistan and branch off in Pakistan to the Indian Ocean terminal in Ras Malan. 
ISRAEL'S SOVIET DICTATORS IN CENTRAL ASIA 
Niyazov, the authoritarian president of the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic was elected in 1990, and remained in power when Turkmenistan declared independence in October 1991. In May 1992, Niyazov oversaw the passage of a new constitution giving the president extraordinary powers. 
Under the new constitution, the president is head of government as well as head of state, and can appoint a prime minister at any time. The president can also appoint and remove all judges. 
Niyazov's leadership became increasingly authoritarian during the 1990s. In September 1993 he defended his policy of tight censorship of the press as a prerequisite for stability and peace in the country. In a referendum held in January 1994, nearly 100 percent of the voters endorsed Niyazov's leadership, allowing him to extend his presidency until 2002. 
Niyazov renamed himself Turkmenbashi (father of the Turkmen) and presents himself as a prophet and messiah. Every morning, state radio and television (no independent broadcasters exist) transmit the words of a prayer that includes an oath of allegiance to the president along with the traditional appeal to Allah. 
Like Turkmenistan, the other Central Asian nations of Uzbekistan, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan are all ruled by former Communists who came to power under the Soviet system. All five have been re-elected to their posts without opposition, garnering over 90 percent of the votes and securing comfortable lives in the national palaces. 
In each of the Central Asian countries a strange and officially imposed dichotomy between "official" and "unofficial" Islam has appeared. Official Islam refers to religious institutions under the control of the state authorities. Unofficial Islam includes all other Muslims, especially those who believe that Islam cannot be controlled by the state power. They are accused of being extremists. 
The strength of Islamic fundamentalist movements like the Taliban in Afghanistan and the anti-Russian Chechen rebels threatens the Soviet style dictatorships and their control of the region's immense mineral wealth. 
FOCUS ON AFGHANISTAN 
Before the sun had set on the apocalyptic day that New York's gleaming twin towers collapsed, the U.S. government had already determined to affix the blame for the kamikaze attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Osama bin Laden, the Saudi-born guerilla leader, and the Taliban government of Afghanistan which harbored him. 
Although the U.S. government did not present its evidence in support of its case against bin Laden, Secretary of State Colin Powell said on September 23, "I think in the near future, we will be able to put out a paper, a document, that will describe quite clearly the evidence that we have linking him to this attack." 
When it was reported that the Taliban might turn bin Laden over to face justice, the Bush administration said that surrendering bin Laden would not prevent an American-led attack on Afghanistan. 
An international plan to remove the fundamentalist Islamic Taliban from power has been a subject of international diplomatic discussions for months and was reportedly raised by India during the Group of Eight summit in July in Genoa, Italy. 
The Indian press reported in June 2001 that, "India and Iran will facilitate, U.S. and Russian plans for limited military action, against the Taliban if the contemplated tough new economic sanctions don't bend Afghanistan's fundamentalist regime." 
The invasion plans described in the Indian press in June may come to pass in October: Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will lead the ground attack with a strong military back up of the U.S. and Russia. Vital Taliban installations and military assets will be targeted. 
The economic reasons for the multi-national assault against the Taliban were explained: Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan are threatened by the Taliban that is aiming to control their vast oil, gas, and other resources by bringing Islamic fundamentalists into power. 
What was not explained in the Indian press is how these four predominantly Islamic Central Asian nations would be threatened by having Islamic fundamentalists in power.

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    The Sudden Death of Niazov
    By Christopher Bollyn21 December 2006
    The sudden death of President Saparmurat A. Niyazov of Turkmenistan opens up a new chapter in the Great Game for control of the mineral wealth of Turkmenistan - and the Caspian Basin.
 
Photo: In May 2005, President Bush and Laura Bush joined President Saparmurat A. Niyazov of Turkmenistan and the Ukrainian president, Viktor A. Yushchenko, to mark a World War II anniversary in Moscow.

It should be remembered that Niyazov was a totalitarian dictator "for life" not unlike Stalin. Bush did not seem to mind marching alongside a dictator like Niyazov in 2005 as American boys died for "democracy" in Iraq and Afghanistan. This photo reveals just how shallow and false that claim really is. 
What matters most to Bush and his cronies is control of Central Asia and its mineral assets.
Niyazov's death may have been natural or caused by poison or doctoring. What matters most is what comes next. Turkmenistan is a neighbor to Afghanistan and has a long border on Iran's northeastern frontier. 
This is key. The border of Turkmenistan is very close to Tehran.

The Israelis have long played a key role in Turkmenistan and their strategy has been to find ways to export the immense oil and gas reserves of Turkmenistan to the West without passing through Russia or Iran.