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Thursday, May 21, 2009
"Over the Rainbow"
This writer just completed a six-part series on Ellen Brown's remarkable 2007 book titled "Web of Debt." This article follows from it by picking up on the theme she struck, using L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" as a combination parable, monetary allegory, and political manifesto for change at a time it's most needed.
Published in 1900 as an American fairytale, it became a popular staple, later made into the classic 1939 film staring Judy Garland, the 1975 award-winning Broadway musical, The Wiz, featuring the first-ever all-black cast, followed by a hit film on the stage production.
As Brown explained, who would have thought this "charming tale....was drawn from that most obscure and tedious of subjects, banking and finance," and (in the wrong hands) the chokehold they have on societies. Who understood that it was "all about people power, manifesting your dreams, (and) finding what you wanted in your own backyard." Who also could have imagined that "the real-life folk heros who inspired (Baum's) plot may have had the answer to" today's global economic crisis.
Brown began by quoting Hans Schicht in a 2005 editorial headlined "The Death of Banking and Macro Politics" in which he stated:
"Through a network of anonymous financial spider webbing only a handful of global King Bankers own and control it all....Everybody, people, enterprise, State and foreign countries, all have become slaves chained to the Banker's credit ropes."
Schicht continued saying:
-- "Big Brother has come to us in the striped suit of the Banker" robbing everyone through "legal tribute in the form of interest...."
-- "Modern fiat banking has developed into an instrument of usurpation and people control....a form of government, 'bankdoms,' (much like) kingdoms, republics, (or) dictatorships" but more subtle.
-- Today, "The New World Order wants open frontiers for international finance, but (that's like) asking the house owner to leave the doors unlocked for the burglar to have easy access" and be able to strip it bare.
Today, international bankers are looting world economies with the aim of turning them into Guatemala - subjugated, unempowered, enslaved, and impoverished like in Orwell's classic dystopian novel - "Nineteen Eighty-Four." He warned that:
"Big Brother is watching you (and) If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever."
In "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," Baum struck a different theme even though he claimed to have written it "solely to pleasure the children." Some scholars, however, see another purpose, allegorically portrayed in his characters:
-- Dorothy is the typical American girl; in her case, a rural Midwestern one;
-- the Scarecrow is the American farmer;
-- the Tin Woodman is the American factory worker;
-- the Cowardly Lion is silver advocate William Jennings Bryan, best remembered for his 1896 Democratic National Convention "Cross of Gold" speech in which he railed against banker-controlled gold-backed money;
-- the Munchkins are Eastern "little people" who didn't understand how banking wizards control money, the economy and government - much like how ignorant most people are today;
-- the Wicked Witches rule the East and West where Populists had little influence; the Good Witches control the North and South corresponding to agrarian regions of the country;
-- the Wicked Witch of the West refers to Republican imperialists who captured the Philippines (the Yellow Winkies representing all the enslaved), slaughtered six hundred thousand or more people, then occupied and controlled the country;
-- the Winged Monkeys represent Native Americans - slaughtered, displaced, and put under authoritarian rule;
-- the Hammerheads were hard-headed men who perpetuated regional differences between North and South;
-- the Wizard of Oz holds real power as the wizard of the gold ounce, oz being the abbreviation of ounce;
-- Oz is also where the wicked witches and banking wizards operate;
-- the Emerald City is Washington;
-- the Yellow Brick Road refers to a gold one (or gold standard) leading to Oz, home of the wicked banking Witches;
-- Dorothy's magic silver slippers represented the silver standard and Populists' goal of replacing gold with bimetallism; they were Ruby Red in the film to highlight the new Technicolor technology; by clicking her heels three times and repeating "There's no place like home," Dorothy's instantly transported to Kansas; after awakening, however, she discovers her slippers fell off, symbolizing the demise of silver coinage as a form of currency; and
-- she and her friends' march on Oz recreated businessman/populist Jacob Coxey's Army 1894 march on Washington to demand jobs and the return to debt and interest-free Greenbacks.
Like the early 20th century Populists, Brown explained that "Dorothy and her troop discovered that they had the power to solve their own problems and achieve their own dreams." The Wizard of Oz embodies "the American dream (and) national spirit" potential to realize it.
At the end of Baum's tale, the Witches are exposed as crude fakes and vanquished. Hope springs eternal as a result. The Tin Man actually has a heart. The Cowardly Lion finds courage. The Tin Woodman is emboldened by a bimetallic tool, a gold ax with a silver blade, and the Scarecrow learns he's intelligent, not stupid. When the Wizard disappears in his hot air balloon, he becomes leader of Oz. The Tin Woodsman rules the West, representing the Populist dream of empowered farmers and workers, and the Lion protects smaller beasts in "a grand old forest."
Thereafter, farm interests achieved national prominence, industrialism moved West, and Bryan commanded only a number of lesser politicians, far short of his hoped for goal.
Baum had dark message as well. As Brown explained: "there are invisible puppeteers pulling the strings of the puppets we see on the stage, in a show that is largely illusion." The Federal Reserve and most central bankers rule world economies by controlling their money, their very lifeblood without which commerce can't function. As long as that continues, Wicked Witch power will prevail.
Baum's "Parable on Populism"
Like Bryan, Baum supported the Free Silver Movement, and like many others at the time distrusted Eastern bankers. As a result, writers like Henry Littlefield described his charming fairytale as a "Parable on Populism."
Born in 1856 in Syracuse, New York, Baum developed an early interest in theater, wrote plays, and in 1887 left for Aberdeen, South Dakota where he edited a local weekly until it failed in 1891. It was a time when Western farmers lived daily with the stark reality of dry, open plains and all the hardships they brought - drought, low prices, manipulated freight rates, and the terrible blizzards of 1886 - 87.
At this time, the Populist Party was founded - as an agrarian People's Party opposing gold, supporting free silver, and seeking government aid without success. As a result, the movement was a desperate attempt for empowerment by the ballot.
In 1891, Baum moved to Chicago where he associated with reform elements. He saw the fallout of the 1893 depression, sided with working class people, consistently voted Democrat, then later marched in "torch-like parades" for William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election. Yet he wasn't a political activist despite his sympathies with populist causes.
Henry Littlefield believes that "the original Oz book conceals an unsuspected depth....(Although) a children's story, (it) delineated a Midwesterner's vibrant and ironic portrait of (America) as it entered the twentieth century," beset with serious flaws.
Besides writing "solely to pleasure children," Baum delivered a powerful populist allegory. Littlefield wrote:
"The Wizard of Oz says so much about so many things that it is hard not to imagine a satisfied and mischievous gleam in Lyman Frank Baum's eye as he had Dorothy say (at his story's end), "And oh, Aunt Em! I'm so glad to be at home again!" - meaning, she "and her troop had the power to solve their own problems and achieve their own dreams." So do we, and that's the key message to remember and act on.
Lyricist E Y (Yip) Harburg's Anthem of Hope - "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz
His son called him "the man who put the rainbow in The Wizard of Oz." Born in New York in 1896, he became a successful electrical contractor, then went bankrupt after Wall Street's 1929 crash. Out of work, George Gershwin's brother Ira introduced him to musician Jay Gorney. In 1932, they wrote "Brother Can You Spare a Dime," an anthem reflecting the plight of the unemployed.
In 1970, Studs Terkel said this about it in his book, "Hard Times:"
"In the song the man is really saying: I made an investment in this country. Where the hell are my dividends? 'Can you spare a dime?' What the hell is wrong? Let's examine this thing. It's more than just a bit of pathos. It doesn't reduce him to a beggar. It makes him a dignified human, asking questions - and a bit outraged, too, as he should be."
In Hollywood, his memorable lyrics included issues of race and class in Finian's Rainbow, "Over the Rainbow" from "The Wizard of Oz," and the special meaning he imparted. He wrote it for Judy Garland, Dorothy in the film, who was about to take a journey, and it began with the working title: "I Want to Get on the Other Side of the Rainbow," then shortened to "Over the Rainbow." It began:
"Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby."
It's about Dorothy taking a journey, wanting to get out and go somewhere. In Kansas, the rainbow was the only color she saw. She wanted to get "over the rainbow (where) skies are blue And the dreams that you dare to dream Really do come true." It continues:
"Someday I'll wish upon a star and
wake up where the clouds are far
Where troubles melt like lemon drops,
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me
Somewhere, over the rainbow, bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow,
Why, oh, why can't I?
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow,
Why, oh, why can't I?"
Harburg's son Ernie wrote his biography titled: "Who Put the Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz." Interviewed on Democracy Now, he called the film (and song) an "American artwork because the story, the plot with three characters, the brain, the heart, the courage, and finding a home is a universal story for everybody."
In 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) began investigating Hollywood's motion picture industry for suspected communist sympathizers. "Friendly witnesses" came forward and named 19 people accused of having leftist views. Of those, 10 refused to testify and became known as the "Hollywood Ten," among them authors Ring Lardner Jr. and Dalton Trumbo, noted for his powerful 1938 anti-war novel, "Johnny Got His Gun."
In all, hundreds of actors, directors, producers, screenwriters, musicians, songwriters, and other artists were blacklisted and denied employment for their progressive political beliefs. In 1951, Harburg was one of them. His son called it horrible seeing friends suddenly with no income. There were divorces, ruined lives, suicides, and in some cases people left the country.
Figures like Screen Actors Guild president, Ronald Reagan, and Walt Disney told the HUAC that communists threatened the film industry based on hearsay and the tenor of the times - McCarthyism, coined in 1950 for the demagogic senator, infamous for his politically-motivated witch-hunts until his own his own excesses brought him down.
Once blacklisted, Harburg returned to New York, found work on Broadway, then went back to Hollywood in 1962. In 1981, he passed away at age 84, and in 2005, the US Postal Service honored him with a commemorative stamp. It's taken from Barbara Bordnick's 1978 photographic portrait along with a rainbow and lyric from "Over the Rainbow" - where "dreams that you dare to Dream really do come true."
Stephen Lendman is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization. He lives in Chicago and can be reached at email@example.com.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
General Ivashov: “International terrorism does not exist”
by General Leonid Ivashov *
General Leonid Ivashov was the Chief of Staff of the Russian armed forces when the September 11, 2001, attacks took place. This military man, who lived the events from the inside, offers an analysis which is very different to that of his American colleagues. As he did during the Axis for Peace 2005 conference, he now explains that international terrorism does not exist and that the September 11 attacks were the result of a set-up. What we are seeing is a manipulation by the big powers; this terrorism would not exist without them. He affirms that, instead of faking a “world war on terror”, the best way to reduce that kind of attacks is through respect for international law and peaceful cooperation among countries and their citizens.
As the current international situation shows, terrorism emerges where contradiction aggravate, where there is a change of social relations or a change of regime, where there is political, economic or social instability, where there is moral decadence, where cynicism and nihilism triumph, where vice is legalized and where crime spreads.
It is globalization what creates the conditions for the emergence of these extremely dangerous phenomena. It is in this context that the new world geo-strategic map is being designed, that the resources of the planet are being re-distributed, that borders are disappearing, that international law is being torn into pieces, that cultural identities are being erased, that spiritual life becomes impoverished…
The analysis of the essence of the globalization process, the military and political doctrines of the United States and other countries, shows that terrorism contributes to a world dominance and the submissiveness of states to a global oligarchy. This means that terrorism is not something independent of world politics but simply an instrument, a means to install a unipolar world with a sole world headquarters, a pretext to erase national borders and to establish the rule of a new world elite. It is precisely this elite that constitutes the key element of world terrorism, its ideologist and its “godfather”. The main target of the world elite is the historical, cultural, traditional and natural reality; the existing system of relations among states; the world national and state order of human civilization and national identity.
Today’s international terrorism is a phenomenon that combines the use of terror by state and non-state political structures as a means to attain their political objectives through people’s intimidation, psychological and social destabilization, the elimination of resistance inside power organizations and the creation of appropriate conditions for the manipulation of the countries’ policies and the behavior of people.
Terrorism is the weapon used in a new type of war. At the same time, international terrorism, in complicity with the media, becomes the manager of global processes. It is precisely the symbiosis between media and terror, which allows modifying international politics and the exiting reality.
In this context, if we analyze what happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States, we can arrive at the following conclusions: 1. The organizers of those attacks were the political and business circles interested in destabilizing the world order and who had the means necessary to finance the operation. The political conception of this action matured there where tensions emerged in the administration of financial and other types of resources. We have to look for the reasons of the attacks in the coincidence of interests of the big capital at global and transnational levels, in the circles that were not satisfied with the rhythm of the globalization process or its direction.
2. Only secret services and their current chiefs – or those retired but still having influence inside the state organizations – have the ability to plan, organize and conduct an operation of such magnitude. Generally, secret services create, finance and control extremist organizations. Without the support of secret services, these organizations cannot exist – let alone carry out operations of such magnitude inside countries so well protected. Planning and carrying out an operation on this scale is extremely complex.
3. Osama bin Laden and “Al Qaeda” cannot be the organizers nor the performers of the September 11 attacks. They do not have the necessary organization, resources or leaders. Thus, a team of professionals had to be created and the Arab kamikazes are just extras to mask the operation.
The use of the term “international terrorism” has the following goals:
[These words from my last article, will not post in the Word format. Each time I tried to load the article with these paragraphs included, they were automatically removed in the process. I could not post the full article until I did it from Notepad. The oddest part is that nearly every one of the censored paragraphs pertained to "al Qaida" being fake; it is really an intelligence operation.]
A great sickness of mind has inflicted the people of this Nation, filling our thoughts with bloodlust and heroic visions of victory over savage hordes who are bent on our destruction. The “al Qaida” and Taliban who have been cast as classic movie villains who prefer a world ruled by death and despair, answer to strange gods and display bizarre customs. American soldiers were cast in the hero’s role, standing tall in their glorious image of the lone eagle warriors holding-back the swelling tides of Asia and Africa, defending our lovingly constructed towers of glory that surely elevate us that much closer to our Creator even as they set us above our fellow man. This is the Hollywood image of America that has been carefully constructed by our leaders and powerhouses of influence, the “Zion” of Matrix fame. “Zion” America, the hero nation of warriors, defending precious civilization, under siege by armies of darkness and inhumanity.
Every action that our government takes in Pakistan and Afghanistan, under the pretense of eliminating “al Qaida” is a fraud. Whatever is left of bin Laden’s organization (he never called it “al Qaida,” it was the “World Islamic Front for Jihad Against the Jews and Crusaders”), most of the terrorist acts that have been blamed on the legendary group were either the work of other terrorists [like Khalid Sheikh Mohamed and Ramsey Yousef], CIA/Special Forces operations or attacks by mercenary proxies hired by the CIA network). The Arabic expression,’Q eidat ilmu’ti’aat’, meaning “the database,” is the source of the term ascribed to the legendary terrorist outfit.
The term “al Qaida” was never used before the “war of terror” was dreamed-up in the sick minds of the neocon spooks who ran the Bush/Cheney political team in the 2000 campaign. The only proof given to the contrary came from an Israeli source, claiming to be copied text from an American embassy press release. World renowned expert on bin Laden , Yossef Bodansky never used the term “al Qaida” even once in his opus volume of research entitled, “Bin Laden: the Man Who Declared War on America,” published in 1999.
The concept of the “global war on terror” has served as an excuse for turning reality on its head and the implementation of the full war agenda of the radical American right wing. Bin Laden’s organization, “World Islamic Front for Jihad” is a spent force.
The war in AfPak is based on multiple deceptions by numerous interested parties
Their attacks, coupled with the constant haranguing and threats coming from Bush and Cheney, have compelled the Army to fight a series of mini-wars against the fake Taliban, or “al Qaida,” who had taken advantage of Muslim customs to gain shelter among the local Pashtun population from the storm blowing-away across the Durand Line. Each time the Army ended the mini-war by signing treaties with militant leaders like Mullah Dadullah or Baitullah Mehsud, a new series of attacks would erupt elsewhere. The collateral damage inflicted upon the local tribes in these attacks and the Army’s counter-attacks then, as now, was massive. This suffering and violence breathed new life into the local Taliban movement, motivating thousands to take-up arms against the Americans and the Pakistani government.
Into this confusing, boiling cauldron of inter-tribal and inter-agency warfare the British and American forces introduced another wild card, the “Taliban split,” orchestrated around the killing on May 13 of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Dadullah. British and Afghan agencies used his brother Mansoor to introduce the idea of “reconciliation” and double-cross into the minds of both the Afghan and the Pakistani Taliban. British assets associated with Mansoor began to perpetuate mistrust and suspicion of Afghan double-agents, especially those who had been associated with Abdullah Mehsud and his Uzbeks.
Pakistan has to seriously fight a war against the Taliban, pretending that they are fighting an imaginary “al Qaida” hierarchy which survived the Afghan war by fleeing to FATA and NWFP. Pakistan has to decimate its population with war and refugee problems, under American direction, in the pretense of fighting a military “force” that consists of no more than a token remnant; it is not any kind of “force” at all.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Reportedly, this is a CIA drugs plane. (www.madcowprod.com/12142007.html)
The USA has a reason for opposing the policies adopted by Switzerland.
The CIA's Drug-Trafficking Activities
The following is an extract from Serendipity: http://www.serendipity.li/cia.html
The CIA's operational directorate ... has for at least 40 years ... paid for a significant amount of its work through the sales of heroin and cocaine. - Guerrilla News Network's Interview with Christopher Simpson
ClA-supported Mujahedeen rebels [who in 2001 were part of the "Northern Alliance" fighting the Taleban which became the core of the new Afghani government following the U.S. attack on Afghanistan in late 2001] engaged heavily in drug trafficking while fighting against the Soviet-supported government and its plans to reform the very backward Afghan society.
The Agency's principal client was Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, one of the leading druglords and a leading heroin refiner.
CIA-supplied trucks and mules, which had carried arms into Afghanistan, were used to transport opium to laboratories along the Afghan/Pakistan border.
The output provided up to one half of the heroin used annually in the United States and three-quarters of that used in Western Europe.
U.S. officials admitted in 1990 that they had failed to investigate or take action against the drug operation because of a desire not to offend their Pakistani and Afghan allies. — The Real Drug Lords
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, as is by now well-known by anyone who has cared to be informed, has long been deeply involved in the international trafficking of the addictive drugs heroin and (since the early 1980s, if not earlier) cocaine, the enormous profits from which have financed, and continue to finance, both U.S. covert operations and the U.S. military (via payments to Pentagon contractors).
The main reason why this is not more widely known is that the main players in the U.S. media have always worked to protect the Agency and to keep the American public in the dark as to the nature of its activities (as documented in great detail in Carl Bernstein's article in the October 20, 1977, issue of Rolling Stone: "The CIA and the Media: How America's Most Powerful News Media Worked Hand in Glove with the Central Intelligence Agency and Why the Church Committee Covered It Up").
Reportedly the CIA is still flying heroin to Europe and America
Michael Howard is a top UK politician.
He was once the leader of the Conservative Party.
He is Jewish.
The family name Hecht was anglicised to Howard.
1. There are allegations that a criminal was released from prison after paying a bribe to one of Michael Howard's relatives.
"Career criminal John Haase told a Labour MP that he was released from prison early after making the payment via one of Mr Howard's relatives."
Michael Howard, the drugs baron and an extraordinary £400,000 bribery claim (Daily Mail 1 November 2008)
2. The Guardian, 28 March 2006, had an excellent story about heroin.
Michael Howard was home secretary at the time when the Baybasins came to the UK.
According to the Guardian, members of an international crime gang were allowed to come to Britain because their leader had links to Customs & Excise.
The evidence for this came out at an immigration appeals tribunal.
The Baybasin Cartel, a Kurdish gang, controlled up to 90% of the heroin which entered the UK.
Its bosses settled in the UK in the mid-1990s.
Gang members were involved in protection rackets and extortion in the UK, and were linked to up to 25 murders.
The gang's members were allowed to move from Turkey to London, allegedly after their leader, Huseyin Baybasin, agreed to tell Customs investigators what he knew about the involvement of senior Turkish politicians and officials in the international heroin trade.
Reportedly, Baybasin was encouraged by Customs to come to the UK and arrived via Gibraltar in either late 1994 or early 1995.
aangirfan: HASHIM THACI
He first met Customs officers in a hotel near Tower Bridge, London.
Having come to the UK, the Baybasin Cartel ran their vast drug trafficking operation from London.
They and their relatives persuaded a number of politicians to support their attempts to obtain British travel documents.
Among those who agreed to help was Tony McNulty, a former immigration minister, who wrote a number of letters on behalf of Baybasin's wife after her husband was arrested in the Netherlands.
Baybasin, 49, is now serving a life sentence in a Dutch jail.
His brother, Abdullah, 45, who took the helm after his conviction, has now been convicted of conspiracy to supply heroin.
It was at Abdullah Baybasin's asylum hearings that the alleged deal with Customs & Excise was disclosed.
Abdullah was given indefinite leave to remain in the UK last year.
Several other relatives also remain in the UK.
Michael Howard was home secretary at the time when the Baybasins came to the UK. 3. Why did Howard release two dangerous gangsters?
Police are investigating Michael Howard's role in a royal pardon for two of Liverpool's most dangerous gangsters, John Haase and Paul Bennett, who were granted a royal pardon in July 1996 on Howard's orders.
The decision came 11 months into 18-year sentences.
The Metropolitan police is about to launch an investigation into the 'circumstances leading up to the granting of a royal pardon for these individuals'.
Was the Home Secretary duped into believing Haase and Bennett had provided vital information about arms caches across Liverpool, arms they had arranged to be planted themselves?
Michael Howard's cousin, Simon Bakerman, is an associate of Haase.
Bakerman was released from prison on the day Howard became leader of the Conservative Party in November 2003.
Bakerman received a three-year sentence in 2002 for running an illegal factory making amphetamine and ketamine pills.
Haase claims that Bakerman received large sums of money from Haase before the pardon was granted, though even his lawyers admit there is no evidence of where this money ended up - if it was paid in the first place.
Where Heroin comes from
The arms caches were a set-up, planted on Haase's instructions from a mobile phone he had smuggled into prison.
Witnesses from within Haase's organisation now claim that bribes totalling £4.5 million were paid by criminals to officials involved with the case.
Haase and his associates have often been held responsible for bringing gun culture to the streets of Liverpool.
One former senior Customs officer said there had been suspicions well before the release of the two men that the arms caches were an elaborate scam.
Haase was rearrested in 1999 and sentenced to 13 years for money-laundering and supplying firearms to fellow gangsters.
He is serving his sentence, but continues to wield a powerful influence from his prison cell, not least through his continuing claims that bribes were paid to help obtain his royal pardon.
4. 'Spin' is the book by Martin Sixsmith, who once worked for the Blair government.
Who are the characters in 'Spin'?
Andy Sheen is the Prime Minister and leader of the New Project party.
Prime minister Sheen is a former drugs dealer.
5. How do you become Prime Minister?
From the Guardian/Observer review of 'Spin':
"Apparently, all you need is a super computer program which digs up dirt about your opponents' pasts so you can threaten them and they won't oppose you. You don't actually need a clean past yourself: it is possible to become Prime Minister, for instance, having spent a year in Colombia becoming the European arm of a major drugs operation."
6. Reportedly the CIA is still flying heroin to Europe and America
"In 1998, Lindauer was making a deposition in the Lockerbie Trial that contradicted the official Libya did it! yarn, corroborating the accounts of others, such as former DIA operative Lester Coleman that it was instead all about Bekka Valley heroin and CIA drug dealing."
Lockerbie Trial Document: Susan Lindauer Deposition http://www.meib.org/articles/0007_me2.htm
Police chief- Lockerbie evidence was faked
More top people
1. During the 1990s Bosnian War, Dr John Reid, former UK Secretary of State for Defence, was friends with Serb rebel leader and indicted war-criminal Radovan Karadzic.
Reid has admitted that he spent three days at a luxury Geneva lakeside hotel as a guest of Karadzic in 1993.
(http://www.guardian.co.uk/Northern_Ireland/Story/0,2763,6597 / aangirfan: John-Reid, Karadzic, Lobbygate, NHS deficits ...)
This might suggest that Karadzic was working for the CIA and its allies?
2. Reportedly, the younger brother of Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzaï controls the heroin trade in Afghanistan.
Reportedly, heroin is transported by the US Air Force to Kosovo. Reportedly, Haçim Thaçi distributes the drugs in Europe and America.
Reportedly, the profits are used to finance the illegal operations of the CIA.
(Mr Sarkozy and the CIA. Based on Thierry Meyssan's "Operation Sarkozy" )
In the UK, the political parties that want to keep troops in Afghanistan, and thus keep the heroin trade thriving, are the Liberal Democrats, the Conservatives and Labour.
(Voters in Glasgow East should note that the SNP is opposed to the war in Afghanistan)
3. Dr John Reid has a son called Mark who is married to the daughter of Ronnie Campbell who reportedly is a top drugs gangster.
(According to the Sunday Mail 9/4/2005:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland): Fugitive and the minister ...)
4. “McMafia” is a book by former BBC journalist Misha Glenny which tells of the links between governments and the world's gangsters, from Colombia to Kazakhstan and beyond. ( Who uses whom? / Review: McMafia by Misha Glenny By genre guardian.co.uk Books /McMafia: Crime without frontiers, By Misha Glenny - Reviews, Books ... /‘McMafia’ by Misha Glenny: Organized Crime Thrives, Thanks to ...)
According to Glenny, in the Balkans, politicians talked about nationalism while getting involved in organised crime.
"The criminal elites of the Balkans cheerfully did business with one another, exploiting sanctions, even as they urged their humble supporters to kill each other." (The Economist - Who uses whom? )
Montenegro's economy was 'based on cigarette smuggling and stolen cars', but the USA and its allies turned a blind eye to this because Montenegro was on their side in the struggle with Milosevic.
4. US Governments and politicians often have links to organised crime.
In 1992 mob boss Sam Giancana's nephew and brother wrote a book called "Double Cross: The Explosive, Inside Story of the Mobster Who Controlled America."
Reportedly, Giancana rigged the Cook County vote for President Kennedy.
The book also linked Giancana to a total of 7 US Presidents.
According to Giancana, both presidents Roosevelt and Truman were 'bought'. (Sam 'Momo' Giancana: Live and Die by the Sword)
William Colby (1920 – 1996) was the boss of the CIA from 1973 until 1976.
William Colby was an officer of the Nugan Hand Bank, 'which was a CIA bank in all but name'. Reportedly, the bank financed drug trafficking, money laundering and international arms dealings. (CIA and Drugs WBLUM)
Reportedly, according to "Skeleton Closet - John McCain, The Dark Side":
In 1995, John McCain sent birthday regards to Joseph 'Joe Bananas' Bonano, the head of the New York Bonano crime family, who had retired to Arizona.
Charles Keating was convicted of racketeering and fraud. John McCain intervened on behalf of Keating after Keating gave McCain at least $112,00 in contributions.
In the mid-1980s, McCain made at least 9 trips on Keating's airplanes, and 3 of those were to Keating's luxurious retreat in the Bahamas. McCain's wife and father-in-law also were the largest investors in a Keating shopping center.
5. The Italian aristocracy has long made use of the mafia to help to keep the ordinary people in order.
According to "The Mafia in Sicilian History..." :
Garibaldi had the support of Mafia bands during his invasion of Sicily in 1860.
During World War II, the American military used the mafia boss Salvatore "Lucky" Luciano during the invasion of Sicily.
In Italy, the famous P2 masonic lodge was a link between the mafia and the government.
According to an article at american-buddha (http://www.american-buddha.com/darkhistory3.htm):
"In March 1981, the Italian police found a list of the 962 members of P2, the 'fascist' Propaganda Due Masonic lodge, the Grand Master of which was the 'fascist' Licio Gelli."
The list contained the names of: 3 government ministers, 43 members of parliament, 43 generals, 8 admirals, secret service chiefs, hundreds of top bureaucrats and diplomats, the police commanders of Italy's four largest cities, industrialists and financiers, the editor and publisher of the newspaper Corriere della Sera and 24 other journalists and TV personalities.
"With the help of Masonic cardinals, the lodge 'had turned the Vatican into a money-laundering institution and the lodge was also the strongest branch of the legendary Italian Mafia'."
Ex-Mossad agent Victor Ostrovsky in 'The Other Side of Deception',1994, wrote that Licio Gelli, P-2's Grand Master, was the ally of Mossad in Italy and that Gelli also had a close relationship with the Gladio group.
According to Ostrovsky, Mossad used this Gelli-Gladio alliance for its arms dealings with Italy in the 1980s. ( down with murder inc / Israel, Mossad, Iran and a Nuclear False Flag Attack )
Top people who allegedly had contact with P-2 include Henry Kissinger, Edmond de Rothschild, and David Rockefeller.
Reportedly, Silvio Berlusconi was a P-2 member. ( Silvio Berlusconi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia )
6. In 'McMafia', Misha Glenny writes about India, where 'terrorism' is a problem and the security services of both Pakistan and India make use of gangsters to do their dirty work.
In a sense, the security services seem to merge with the gangsters.
The UK Observer (http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1411796,00.html) told us about Dawood Ibrahim.
Iqbal Mirchi lives in Hornchurch, in England.
Iqbal Mirchi is wanted by police in India for murder and his part in a terrorist bombing campaign.
He is allegedly among the top 50 global drug barons; according to the US authorities he is the right-hand man of Dawood Ibrahim, head of the 'D' company, a worldwide mafia.
Bombs in Mumbai in 1993 killed over 300 people. Mirchi's name was linked to the bombings.
According to Mirchi: 'a senior police officer told me that my name would be attached to false charges unless I paid millions of rupees in bribes. I refused and moved to Dubai. '
Mirchi admits having met Dawood Ibrahim in Dubai.
Dawood has been described as 'the most dangerous man in the world'. As well as drugs and terrorism, the D company is involved in gold smuggling, gambling, counterfeit currency, diamond trading, contract killing, extortion and film financing. It is said to have a 60 per cent stake in the Bollywood film industry.
Dawood is also known to have met Osama Bin Laden and, in the aftermath of 9/11, allowed his smuggling network to be used to enable senior al-Qaeda operatives to flee Afghanistan.
According to The Hindu: "The United States showed a 'lack of enthusiasm' in getting underworld don Dawood Ibrahim deported to India from Pakistan despite making some initial efforts, says senior BJP leader L K Advani.
"Advani, in his memoir 'My Country My Life', notes with deep disappointment America's reticence in pressing Pakistan to hand over Dawood, wanted in connection with 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, to India." - 'US showed lack of interest in Dawood's deportation'
7. During the Yeltsin era, the Russian government allegedly allowed certain Jewish gangsters to steal a lot of the countries wealth.
"The fact is that Yeltsin was a hired tool whose job it was to turn Russia's wealth over to the same cartel of Jewish racketeers who controlled Clinton." Digg - Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin dies
8. According to Misha Glenny, 80% of western Europe's heroin used to pass through the hands of the Bulgarian government's secret service.
9. Misha Glenny writes about the snakeheads, the Chinese agents who smuggle peasants into the West.
Reportedly, the Chinese government likes them because they relieve unemployment and, with their remittances, help fuel the Chinese economy.
10. According to Misha Glenny: 'If the UN is right and drugs account for 70 per cent of organised criminal activity, then the legalisation of drugs would administer by far the deadliest blow possible against transnational organised criminal networks.'