Saturday, February 13, 2010

CIA involvement with drug trade resulted in death threats against U.S. senator

EXCLUSIVE REPORT -- CIA involvement with drug trade resulted in death threats against U.S. senator....

Profile from the Washingtonian titled "Inside Man"

Chapter 11 – United Nations Ambassador, Kissinger Clone.

Retired FBI sources have told FBI that the Central Intelligence Agency's involvement with drug smuggling was such a lucrative operation for the spy agency that it once threatened the life of a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, one of the two congressional oversight committees for the CIA. Arizona's Democratic senator Dennis DeConcini also feared for the lives of his family members, according to the FBI sources. DeConcini served on the Senate intelligence committee from 1987 to his retirement in 1995. President Bill Clinton reportedly offered DeConcini the job of White House drug czar but he turned down the position because of threats received against him and his family.

As chairman of the Senate intelligence committee from 1993 to 1995, DeConcini attempted to slash the intelligence community's budget in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet bloc but was constantly rebuffed by CIA director James Woolsey and the Republicans.

DeConcini incurred the ire of the CIA because he discovered how deeply the agency was involved in the smuggling of drugs into the United States, particularly during the Iran-contra scandal.

The FBI sources, who worked closely with President Ronald Reagan's task force on drug smuggling, chaired by then-Vice President George H. W. Bush, claim that Bush actually used his position to open up certain air routes into the United States from Latin America to pre-approved drug flights connected to the CIA's contra supply operation in Central America.

The major drug routes from Central America, primarily Panama, to the United States saw CIA contract flights operated by such proprietary firms as Southern Air Transport and Evergreen Aviation fly fully-loaded planes with weapons and ammunition for the Nicaraguan contras from the United States, air drop them over contra bases in Central America, land in Panama and load up with narcotics supplied by Colombia's Medellin cartel, fly through pre-approved air routes on the U.S.-Mexican border, and air drop the drugs on designated cattle ranches in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. The Evergreen flights, according to WMR's FBI sources, were based out of the firm's facility at Pinal Air Park in Marana, Arizona. Southern Air Transport flights were based out of Mena, Arkansas and other airfields in the Florida panhandle, Alabama, and Louisiana.

Once the drugs from the Medellin cartel were dropped on the cattle ranches, they would be loaded on trailer trucks and hauled to distribution points around the United States. Our FBI sources stated that the smuggling and distribution was aided and abetted by some of the wealthiest cattle ranchers and trucking industry executives in the United States, all of whom were large political contributors to the Republican Party and the Bush family.

DeConcini was acutely aware of the operations and how they involved his home state of Arizona. After he and his family were threatened by the CIA, through the Medellin cartel, with assassination, DeConcini, according to our well-placed sources, wore body armor when appearing in public and succeeded in being named a U.S. sky-marshal so he could carry a .357 magnum on commercial aircraft between Washington, DC and Phoenix.

Not succeeding in eliminating DeConcini physically, the CIA arranged for him to be tainted with dirty political money. DeConcini was named as one of the "Keating Five" senators who accepted cash from the owner of the failed Lincoln Savings & Loan, Charles H. Keating, Jr. Although the Senate Ethics Committee's special counsel and CIA's "clean-up man" Robert Bennett, tried to pin DeConcini on his knowledge of deals between him and Keating, WMR learned from the FBI that the Justice Department found no evidence that DeConcini was involved in anything criminal. One of our FBI sources contacted Ethics Committee chairman Senator Howell Heflin (D-AL) and told him about DeConcini's campaign against the CIA and its drug trade.

Heflin suspended the hearings after being informed of DeConcini's unique situation and only resumed them after the Justice Department assured Heflin that it had no plans to indict DeConcini. In fact, DeConcini was implicated in the Keating Five scandal because three of his close aides -- his chief fund raiser Earl Katz, his campaign manager Ron Ober, and his administrative assistant Gene Karp -- agreed to make favorable deals for Keating and thus enmeshed DeConcini in the scandal. Our FBI sources revealed the three aides were all "deeply involved" with Keating and when the scandal broke they helped in falsely implicating DeConcini in the scandal.

However, the Keating Five scandal resulted in DeConcini deciding not to seek another term in 1995. DeConcini's colleague from Arizona, Republican Senator John McCain, also one of the Keating Five, was, according to our FBI sources, involved deeply in not only the Keating Five scandal but the CIA's drug smuggling operations.

WMR's FBI sources also confirmed that the senior CIA officer officially vested with the job of countering the international narcotics trade was actively involved in promoting the CIA's own drug smuggling operations. The individual also served in the Treasury Department where he ensured that the surveillance of suspicious money flows by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN) were scrubbed of any information that would point to the CIA's involvement in drug money laundering.

We have also learned that the nephew of the CIA official, who discovered his uncle's involvement in the narcotics and drug money laundering business, was recently arrested in Arizona and incarcerated in the Florence federal penitentiary for allegedly threatening the lives of federal agents, a serious crime under the new anti-terrorism laws. Although, the individual in question has been diagnosed as "delusional" by a court-appointed psychiatrist, federal prosecutors are seeking a plea deal that would ensure that no mention is ever made of the uncle [who is now a well-known supporter of Israel], the CIA, FBI, or the Bush family., The jailed whistleblower also alleged that the CIA's drug trade continues to flourish and that it involves Latin American Jews, Mossad agents and fabric and window covering warehouses in Florida, Georgia, and Texas that are used to store drugs from Latin America prior to distribution.

WMR has also learned that the Republican Congressman who represents Midland and Odessa, Texas in the U.S. House of Representative, Mike Conaway, has expressed a recent interest in the laundering of CIA drug money over the years. It is estimated that between $4 and 6 trillion has been made by the CIA in the drug smuggling business and related money laundering. Although Conaway, who succeeded 11th District congressman [and House Intelligence Committee chairman] Larry Combest in 2003 after he suddenly resigned after winning his tenth term, is a friend of the Bush family, he is now faced with the possibility of a challenger in the GOP primary, either Jason or Jesse Waters, Iraq war veteran brothers who control Waters & Waters Services, an oilfield services firm. The potential challengers are also closely tied to the Bush family. Conaway served as chief financial officer for George W. Bush's failed Arbusto Energy Inc. Conaway, an accountant, also discovered that hundreds of thousands of dollars were missing from the bank accounts of the National Republican Congressional Committee after he conducted an audit of the accounts.

Conaway's potential challenge likely has resulted from asking too many questions -- the answers for which could prove highly embarrassing for his old friends, the Bushes.

WMR has learned from a Delta Force veteran that when units of the elite military force were sent into Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks, their first order from the CIA was to protect Afghan poppy fields. WMR's FBI sources confirmed that Afghanistan has replaced Khun Sa's poppy production operations in Burma's "Golden Triangle" as the main source of opium and heroin for the CIA's narcotics trade.

George H. W. Bush and his son, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. recently paid a "courtesy call" on President Barack Obama at the White House. WMR's FBI sources believe that Obama was "deep selected" at a young age by the CIA to eventually be installed as President of the United States.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Power Sharing The Swiss Experience

This publication discusses the Swiss experience of power sharing. The authors focus on those elements of power-sharing in Switzerland that can be of interest for multi-ethnic societies, especially for those confronted with ethno-political conflict. These elements include, amongst others, the sharing of history, territory, culture and religion.

© 2008 Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)



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Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Bern, Switzerland

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Yanukovych victory in Ukraine reverberates in Thailand

Yanukovych victory in Ukraine reverberates in Thailand

The presidential victory of Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine and the death of the CIA's and George Soros's "Orange Revolution" in that country has seen a ripple effect in far-away Thailand.

Thailand has dropped criminal charges against four Kazakh nationals and a Belarus citizen arrested on December 12 in Bangkok when their Ilyushin IL-76 cargo transport landed in Bangkok with a cargo from the Korea Mechanical Industry Company in Pyongyang, North Korea. A cache of weapons was discovered on the aircraft. Although the Thai authorities claim that Kazakhstan and Belarus requested their citizens be freed in order that they can conduct their own investigation, the ouster of the neocon government of Ukraine signals that the new government of Yanukovych may be in a position to shine a bright light on an Israeli Mossad and CIA operation designed to get two bangs for the buck -- after the plane, which was flying the North Korean arms to Sri Lanka in support of that nation's U.S.- and Israeli-supported repressive government, was discovered by Thai authorities, the Israelis and Americans decided to concoct a story that the weapons were destined for Mehrabad Airport in Tehran. The CIA had another goal -- it wanted to "test" what types of weapons North Korea was offering for sale on the black market.

On December 15, 2009, WMR reported: "WMR's Asian intelligence sources strongly suspect that an Ilyushin-76 cargo plane seized in Bangkok on December 12 transporting 40 tons of North Korean weapons was a CIA sting operation designed to obtain, using a 'front' airline and regular arms smuggling route, the latest North Korean weaponry available for purchase on the black market.

The IL-76 plane was registered in the Republic of Georgia, a close military ally of the United States and Israel. The IL-76, tail number 4L-AWA, has a history that is emblematic of planes used for smuggling weapons. Earlier this year, the plane was sold by East Wing, a 'private' airline in Kazakhstan, East Wing, which was formerly known as GST Aero and was accused of involvement in arms smuggling -- particularly to Eritrea, Somalia, and India -- and banned by the European Union and Bahrain -- sold the plane in October to Beibarys, another Kazakh airline. The plane was then sold to Air West Georgia and was re-registered in the Republic of Georgia. The flight number of the IL-76 while flying through Bangkok was AWG 732. The plane has also been associated with Asia Wings JSC of Kazakhstan, which also flies to Hanoi.

The firm that chartered the company to fly the weapons from Pyongyang, North Korea is a New Zealand company called SP Trading Ltd. of Auckland. SP Trading also does business in Ukraine. SP Trading is part of a larger firm called GT Group, a firm incorporated in Vanuatu.

GT Group's website states the firm 'is dedicated to providing an extensive range of offshore company services for privacy, legal tax avoidance, asset protection, financial independence and freedom.' In addition to New Zealand and Vanuatu, the company has offices in Samoa (Samoa International Company, Inc.) and the Cook Islands (Cook Islands International Company, Inc.). The Vanuatu subsidiary, Vanuatu International Business Company, registers yachts and boats under the Vanuatu flag.

'GT' appears to stand for Geoffrey Taylor who also is the main shareholder of Vicam of 369 Queen Street in Auckland, the same address that houses the offices of SP Trading and GT Group. Taylor has brokered the sale of Azerbaijani oil to New Zealand via two firms, Sumato Energy Group, Ltd. and Vicam (Auckland), Ltd. Taylor has also been involved with two other firms, Petromobil Ltd. and Sunseeker Energy (Australasia), Ltd., solar power equipment company that has operations in New Zealand, Australia, Norfolk Island, and Lord Howe Island.

Of the IL-76's five-man crew arrested by Thai authorities at Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport, four were carrying Kazakhstan passports: Alexandr Zrybnev, Viktor Abdullayev, Vitaliy Shumkov, and Ilyas Issakov. The fifth, pilot Mikhail Petukhou, was in possession of a passport from Belarus.

When Thai authorities seized the weapons, reportedly after a 'tip' from U.S intelligence sources, the plane was discovered to have a false cargo declaration stating the plane was carrying oil drilling equipment, a rather strange export from North Korea, a non-oil producing or exploration nation. Instead, the plane was found to be transporting rocket-propelled grenades and launchers, missile tubes, surface-to-air missile launchers, military spare parts and other weapons. Thai authorities stated that the U.S. intelligence sources that tipped them off stated that the final destination for the cargo was 'sensitive information.' Thai authorities claimed the military cargo would be 'destroyed' but the crates and boxes were trucked to a secure warehouse at a Thai air force base in Nakhon Sawan province outside of Bangkok.

The IL-76 landed at Hostomel Airport, near Kiev on October 13, reportedly without any cargo, and flew to Baku, Azerbaijan on December, 8 and onward to the United Arab Emirates (reportedly Sharjah), landing in Bangkok on the morning of December 12 for refueling. The plane took off for Pyongyang and after picking up the weapons landed back in on Mueang, Bangkok at 4 pm on December 12. The plane's onward destinations from Bangkok were reportedly Colombo, Sri Lanka and Ukraine. WMR's Asian intelligence sources believe that the CIA knew the plane was planning to pick up weapons in North Korea and may have even chartered the aircraft and arranged a deal to purchase the North Korean weapons through shadowy front companies to both embarrass the North Koreans and discover what was being sold on the global weapons black market.

After the plane was seized in Bangkok, dubious sources reported that the plane was en route to Pakistan, Afghanistan, or an unnamed 'Middle Eastern' country, such as Iran, to deliver its weapons.

The IL-76's most recent owner, Air West Georgia, has close links with the same ownership, to Sun Air, a privately-owned airline headquartered in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, which runs service to Nyala, the largest city in war-torn Darfur.

WMR's Asian intelligence sources report that the ultimate destination for the weapons was the Sri Lankan regime of President Mahinda Rajapakse, who, after his bloody genocide launched with the assistance of Israeli and American military advisers against his nation's Tamil minority, needed to replenish his army's weaponry. Rajapakse defeated former Sri Lankan Army commander, General Sareth Fonseka, in a presidential election widely believed to have been fraudulent. Rajapakse, who planned to steal the election, understood he needed additional weapons to put down anticipated street demonstrations. Rajapakse has arrested Fonseka and the wife of the former army commander has described the conditions of her husband's detention is worse than how an animal in treated.

After the IL-76 was detained in Thailand, the neocon media began to spread the word that the North Korean weapons were destined for Iran. However, that charge was denied by Iran and Thai government spokesman Panitan Wattanayarkorn said reports that the North Korean weapons were heading to Iran were incorrect. It was the neocon-owned and Israel-influenced Wall Street Journal that first floated the Iran connection to the North Korean weapons story. The paper reported that the IL-76 was destined for Tehran with the North Korean weapons. Other media outlets quickly picked up on the Mossad-designed disinformation campaign and happily echoed it.

The botched North Korean operation also highlighted the connections between U.S., Israeli, Ukrainian, Georgian, and Azerbaijani intelligence services. On December 23, 2009, WMR reported: "The cargo plane used to transport the weapons from North Korea was chartered by an intricate web of CIA front and pass-through companies registered in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Vanuatu, Georgia, British Virgin Islands, and Sharjah. The Air West Georgia plane is owned by Overseas Cargo FZE of Sharjah and was leased to SP Trading of Auckland, New Zealand. The IL-76 was previously owned by a Kazakhstan-based company linked to international weapons smuggler Viktor Bout, now imprisoned in Bangkok while the United States appeals a Thai court decision not to extradite him to the United States. Bout has flown charter missions for the Taliban, Al Qaeda, the United Nations, the CIA, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Bout apparently knows enough about U.S. intelligence operations, including 9/11-related information, for him to be a threat to the CIA.

The operation to smuggle weapons from North Korea was a CIA sting operation, conducted with the assistance of Mossad assets in Azerbaijan, where the IL-76 stopped en route to North Korea from Ukraine, and Georgian and Ukrainian intelligence. The North Koreans responded favorably to the request from Sri Lanka for arms because the two countries have been close allies in the Non-Aligned Movement. There is also a possibility, according to our sources, that the IL-76 picked up weapons in Azerbaijan while en route to Sri Lanka, Bangkok, and North Korea.

One of the organizations that served as a 'source for the Wall Street Journal's disinformation about Iran being the final destination for the North Korean weapons, TransArms of Chicago, is, according to our sources in China and Japan, linked to White House Chief of Staff Rahm MOSSAD Emanuel. The only other time TransArms, a non-governmental organization, has surfaced in the main stream media in the recent past has concerned its reports about the smuggling of weapons to Hamas in Gaza.

Chinese intelligence sources report that the 'sting' operation conducted against North Korea and Iran appears to have been part of a plan by the CIA to resurrect the pro-U.S. "GUAM" alliance of Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova. All four countries are now led by governments put into office by elements associated with George Soros and his Open Society Institute/Foundation."

With Yanukovych coming to power in Kiev, the Ukrainian component of the new intelligence partnership has turned into a weak link. The Obama administration understands that it stands to be exposed in the covert operation, including its aiding and abetting of genocide and the bloody crackdown on the opposition in Sri Lanka. The U.S. embassy in Bangkok has remained silent on the Thai announcement of the release of the Kazakhs and Belorussian to their home countries.

The Israelis and Americans attempted to cover their tracks by putting out a false flag story that the IL-76 was chartered by an entity called Union Top Management Ltd., of Hong Kong to fly oil industrial parts from Pyongyang to Tehran with only a refueling stop in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Union Top's owner is a shadowy Spaniard from Barcelona who set up the firm through an entity called R & G Management Consultancy. The Associated Press was the main source of the Iranian link to the IL-76 false flag story. The Thai Foreign Ministry also released a report citing the bogus Iranian link to the North Korean weapons and the validity of the Thai report was actually questioned by Wattanayagorn, the Thai government spokesman.

It is anticipated that Presidents Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakshtan and Belarussian President Aleksandr Lukashenko will ensure the IL-76 crewmen remain silent about their covert operation as a quid pro quo for their release by Thailand. However, the question still remains. Did the United States and Israel pressure Thailand to release the North Korean weapons to Sri Lanka, the actual destination for the armaments cache?

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Speech by Sergei Ivanov at the 46th Munich Security Conference

by Sergueï Ivanov

Mr. Chairman,
Ladies and gentlemen,

Speaking today at the 46th Munich Conference on Security Policy is for me a matter of emotional value at least for two reasons. First, this is the tenth time I have the honour to be invited to the Conference and address the audience.

Second, although I have not yet decided in what form to claim Veteran benefits, I have already been rewarded by the possibility to cast a retrospective glance at how the political climate change has been reflected in Munich Conference findings.

Dear colleagues,

I must admit that recent years have proved specifically productive for Munich Conference activity because it has coincided with the end of inter-bloc confrontation and creation of the atmosphere of confidence and partnership. This refers also to the prospects of comprehensive and complete elimination of nuclear weapons.

Accordingly, more and more disarmament initiatives, such as the Hoover Initiative and the Global Zero Initiative, are being launched. Prominent public figures and politicians around the world are joining their effort under auspices of such organisations as the Luxembourg Forum and the Evans-Kawaguchi Commission.

Symptomatic shifts are also observed in the positions of certain states possessing nuclear weapons, including the USA, where plans are being developed to deploy strategic offensive arms in non-nuclear set-up. Russia‘s strategic thinking is also being stepped up. Our point of departure is the assumption that nuclear weapons, while remaining the core element of strategic deterrence, cannot be regarded as a cure-all for the whole range of real threats and challenges. We believe that in future under certain conditions nuclear weapons may and should be eliminated. Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation, has on several occasions referred to that both in his written address to the Conference on Disarmament in March, 2009 and speaking at the 64th session of the UN General Assembly in September same year.

Security and stability in the context of nuclear disarmament require establishment of relationship between strategic offensive and strategic defensive arms. One cannot seriously talk about reduction in nuclear capabilities if a nuclear state consistently develops and deploys Systems aimed at providing its invulnerability to means of deterrence possessed by other states. lt is like a theory about a sword and a shield. Both are developing and one has to keep in mind the advantages of each of them. Therefore, Russia supports a broader international dialogue on AMD (antimissile defense) issues and has made a considerable contribution to global efforts aimed at reducing nuclear weapons in the context of its commitments under INF Treaty (1987), START 1 (1991) and Treaty on Strategic Offensive Reductions (SORT, 2002).

Along with the Strategic offensive arms limitation, Russia has reduced by three quarters its tactical nuclear arsenals and concentrated them in central storage bases exclusively within its national territory.

Russia is committed to achieving nuclear disarmament by means of negotiations resulting in binding accords. We believe this to bring about meaningful, verifiable and, most importantly, irreversible arrangements taking due account of political, economic and military factors influencing international security and stability.

From this angle we view our strategic relations with the United States, too. For decades Moscow and Washington have been building a tight network of treaties and agreements related to Strategic offensive arms‘ reduction and limitation. This activity continues. As you know, Russian and American delegations have been instructed to finalize in the nearest future all technical work to be able to submit a new full scale and legally binding agreement for signing by the presidents of Russia and the United States.

lt is clear, that Russia and the United States bear special responsibility for the disarmament process. At the same time, it would be an obvious simplification to boil it all down only to Russian-American relations. Nuclear disarmament is a common objective for all NPT parties without exception. We call on them to contribute to the efforts taken bilaterally and expect that generally all nuclear countries will get involved in this process. In other words, isn‘t it absurd if nuclear countries — parties to NPT will disarm, whereas other nuclear countries, staying outside the Treaty, will continue to run and increase their arsenals.

Various international forums and specifically the UN Security Council, have recently renewed their appeal to strengthen the regime of non-proliferation of WMD (Weapons of mass destruction) and reduce nuclear forces in order to build a nuclear-free world in the future.

Russia‘s contribution to curbing WMD is facilitated by the activity of the national inter-departmental Commission for Export Control, which 1 chair since 2005. Commission‘s main task is to secure a sufficient level of coordination between various Russian departments involved non-proliferation, export control and international cooperation. This is my pleasure to observe that in recent years Commission has received no reprimands from our foreign counterparts, which is a good indication both of export control efficiency and this Commission‘s competence.

The UN Security Council summit held on September, 24 2009 has highlighted current concerns of the world community and its aspirations to give an adequate response to the existing global challenges of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. lt should be regarded as our responsibility to make sure that the disarmament process, or rather discussions about the future of disarmament, will not finally turn into a tool of political leverage overshadowing the true goals of the NPT.

As never before it is now imperative that nuclear disarmament initiatives arc not left on paper but translated into practical arrangements. The earliest possible entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) should become an essential step towards nuclear disarmament. Consequently we hope that negotiations on a Fissile Materials Cut-off Treaty will be launched at the Conference on Disarmament.

I would like specifically to emphasize the need to strengthen the non-proliferation regime in the Middle East.

Russia has suggested distinctive measures in that direction including implementation of the 1995 resolutions; appointment of a special coordinator; ratification of the CTBT by all Middle East countries; their voluntary refusal to develop sensitive elements of nuclear fuel cycle; and placement of all nuclear facilities in the region under comprehensive International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) guarantees.

Progressing towards “global Zero“ is impossible without building a modern, proliferation-resistant architecture of international cooperation in what concerns nuclear power utilization for peaceful purposes, based, in particular, on strict compliance with NPT verification mechanisms. Stating that, we seek to prevent the duplication of sensitive technologies directly associated with the production of weapon grade nuclear materials while providing opportunities for the legitimate interest of many countries to develop nuclear energy. Approval by the IAEA Board of Governors of the Russian proposal to establish under the Agency auspices a security stock of low enriched uranium has become an important step in this direction.

As far as the Iranian nuclear program is concerned, Russia has consistently advocated settlement of this issue by diplomatic and political means. Nobody questions Iran‘s legitimate right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes but on the other hand Tehran has to dispel the international community‘s concerns regarding the nature of its nuclear program.

In our opinion, Iran has to restore confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of its nuclear efforts. The steps to be made in this direction have been formulated in the decisions taken by the IAEA Board of Governors and the U.N. Security Council Resolutions. We expect Tehran‘s full cooperation on these matters.

As a participant in the P5+1 activities addressing the problem, Russia remains committed to a dual track approach. Our point of departure is that sanctions should not be regarded as a cure-all. Resort to this instrument has to be carefully weighed and be proportional to the level of Iran‘s cooperation. If sanctions are to be used at all, they have to be aimed exclusively at resolving non-proliferation matters.

Russia views the NPT as an effective and relevant instrument, which has prevented spread of nuclear weapons and created conditions for consistent and irreversible progress towards nuclear disarmament. A party to the Treaty and one of its depositaries, Russia wastes no effort to strengthen it as the basic mechanism of collective security.

Despite variety of opinions and views regarding the situation in disarmament, there is practically no doubt that nowadays risks substantially differ from those of twenty years ago. This explains the need for new approaches and vigorous efforts towards resolving emerging problems.

This is my sincere hope that today‘s discussion would contribute to a profound reassessment of the situation in non-proliferation and disarmament process as weil as of the role and responsibility of each state concerned in moving towards a nuclear-free world.

Now in Munich we have an opportunity to give mankind a much awaited signal that the “global zero“ idea is not just an empty phrase. Let us meet the challenge.

Thank you.

Sergueï Ivanov

Monday, February 08, 2010

Zionism's Useful Idiots

Zionism's Useful Idiots
by Kurt Nimmo

That's you and me, taxpaying US citizens....

We're useful idiots for the Zionists in Washington and Tel Aviv. Useful
because our hard-earned paychecks can be harvested to pay for war and mass
murder in the Middle East, idiots because we don't do anything about it.

So outraged were the Sons of Liberty over British taxation without
representation, they pitched a whole lot of Darjeeling tea into the Boston


We're couch potatoes, useful idiots more interested in Bachelor Bob than the
possibility of an apocalyptic war that will consume the lives of our
children and our wealth.

So usefully idiotic are we that treacherous neocons no longer bother to
offer threadbare lies to cover their murderous tracks....

On Thursday, November 20, the former lead conspirator of the Pentagon's
Defense Policy Board and long-time accused Israeli spy, Richard Perle,
proudly admitted Bush's invasion of Iraq was illegal. "I think international
law stood in the way of doing the right thing," he brazenly told a London

In other words, laws reached by international consensus, agreed upon by the
vast majority of civilized people on the planet for centuries, are little
more than doormats for Zionist gangsters such as Richard Perle, Douglas
Feith, Paul Wolfowitz, to name but the most obvious, and their bosses,
Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney. Like their philosophical and spiritual
swami, Ariel Sharon, these criminals not only thumb their noses at their
foes, but also target them for assassination if they get in the way.

It's as if Perle and his ruthless gang have suddenly decided to dump the
philosophy of the neocon cognoscenti of Machiavellian lying and deception,
Leo Strauss.

Instead of telling lies and building half-ass fabrications in preparation
for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in the name of a clan
of Likudites in Israel and corporate mobsters close to the Bushites in
America, the neocons now seem more than happy to tell the truth and let the
chips fall where they may.

It's easier, less hassle, and besides Joe Taxpayer doesn't really seem to
care one way or the other if he's lied to, told the truth straight up, or
kept in the dark entirely. He's essentially imperturbable, or maybe

So long as the ultimate cost, in lives and hard cash, remains an abstraction
in the short term, well, nobody on Main Street's going to complain too much.

Maybe a few anti-war types here and there will hoot and holler, but they can
easily be sloughed off -- or ignored entirely -- by the Bush Ministry of
Disinformation (i.e., Fox, ABC, CNN, CBS, etc.) as hate America firsters or
a meaningless focus group.

Death on such a magnitude cannot remain an abstraction forever, especially
now with coffins (the Pentagon calls them "transfer tubes") and wounded
coming home in ever-increasing numbers. For now, however, the wounded piling
up at Walter Reed and Fort Stewart, and the dead arriving daily at Dover,
will not make prime or any other time. "I don't understand why these guys
are so hidden, why there are no pictures of them," Cher lamented recently.

Well, Cher, that's a no-brainer.

The Bush neocons understand something very essential - people, that is
average, every day people -- will do almost anything to avoid war, mostly
because they are the ones to pay the highest price for it.

Roosevelt understood this -- and that's why he steered the Japanese into
invading Pearl Harbor. Something outrageous has to push the people into war,
be it the prospect of rapacious Japanese murdering defenseless GIs or Saddam
conniving with Osama to murder Americans with weapons of mass destruction.

Never mind that the Japanese had no intention of killing Americans until
Roosevelt embargoed their oil. Never mind that Osama hates Saddam and,
besides, there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

It was, and is, murderous deception.

"Of course the people don't want war," mused a recalcitrant Herman Goering
at the Nuremberg trials. "But after all, it's the leaders of the country who
determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people
along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or
a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be
brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is
tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of
patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."

If the average American were suddenly exposed to an endless parade of
coffins and the gruesome stories of those seriously wounded in Iraq, the
dreaded Vietnam Syndrome would come screaming back - in other words, people
would demand an end to war, like they did during the Vietnam war -- and the
neocon jihad against the Arab Third World in the name of Zionism and
neoliberal corporate theft would be throttled in short order.

Obviously, the Perles and the Wolfowitzes and the Cheneys and Rumsfelds and
their ideological bedfellows outside of the White House and Pentagon are not
going to let this happen.

They're going to do whatever it takes to keep the "war on terrorism" moving
forward, even if it means another attack on the American heartland. Even if
it means another slaughtered 3,000 office workers, or a dirty bomb going off
during Christmas rush in the parking lot of the Mall of America.

These people are sincerely immoral, even sociopaths. Their legacy is
Operation Northwoods, the firebombing of Hamburg, Tokyo, Dresden, Kobe, and
the nuking of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It's the deliberate murder of 500,000
Iraqi children, the spreading of depleted uranium across the globe, the
methodical serial murder of nearly 3,000,000 Vietnamese.

Of course, the average American -- the sheepish Untermensch, the useful
idiot for Zionism, the guy who unconsciously donates part of his paycheck to
Israel every year -- he's immersed in an entertainment fog, the modern
equivalent of Roman bread and circuses, so he's essentially clueless to
what's going on.

Since he rarely ventures beyond Fox, the Bush Ministry of Disinformation,
for his "news," he knows nothing about Zionist control of not only the White
House, but also Congress and the very media he's passively consuming.

He's a blinkered cash cow.

Maybe, as well, his kid's a bullet stopper for a Zionist settler who thinks
Americans should die so he can steal land from Palestinian Arabs, so no
powerful rival will emerge in the Arab world to challenge Israeli crimes
against Arabs.

"An immensely wealthy and powerful republic has been hijacked by a small
cabal of individuals, all of them unelected and therefore unresponsive to
public pressure," explains Edward Said. This "small cabal," writes Edward
Herman, consists of "the powerful pro-Israel lobby in the United States,
which advances Israeli interests by pushing for U.S. aid and protection to
Israel, and, currently, by pressing for a war against Iraq, which again will
serve Israeli interests. This lobby has not only helped control media debate
and made congress into 'Israeli occupied territory', it has seen to it that
numerous officials with 'dual loyalties' occupy strategic decision-making
positions in the Bush administration."

You can't get much more "strategic" than Dick Cheney, vice president, the
guy right below Bush (or some would say Bush is below Cheney).

Here's a former advisor for JINSA, short for the Jewish Institute for
National Security Affairs, running the executive branch of the government.
Directly below him are staunch Israeli-firsters, friends of the war criminal
and mass murderer Ariel Sharon and the criminal, Arab (and British and
American) killing machine, also known as the Likud Party, a gangster
organization based on "revisionist" Zionism, in other words the philosophy
of Vladimir (Zeev) Zabotinsky, a fascist Arab hater who harbored warm and
fuzzy feelings for Benito Mussolini.

The Israel-firsters in the Bush administration, according to Ann Pettifer,
"pursue political power not in order to make the US a better place, to right
wrongs or to fight inequality here, but to promote Israel's pre-eminence in
the Middle East, to confine Palestinians to a couple of Bantustans or,
better still, engineer their expulsion to Jordan... Wolfowitz and fellow
Jewish neo-cons Richard Perle and Douglas Feith have emerged as the
Pentagon's Paladins, their aim being to subdue the Islamic world through
decisive, pre-emptive use of American military superiority."

In other words, chew up US treasure and kill American kids who thought they
joined the military to defend their country -- or, like the hapless Jessica
Lynch, joined up because they couldn't get a job or an education anywhere

The streets of Iraq have become in short order murderous hellholes designed
by malevolent former Ba'athists -- who were brought to power by the CIA in
the 60s -- to kill US soldiers. Bush, of course, and the Likudite Zionists
who run his illegally appointed administration don't give a rat's ass about
the lives of a few thousand American soldiers or, for that matter, 28
million odd Iraqis.

Israel, and the racist colonialist mentality of the Zionists, is all that
matters. It's currently what the foreign policy of the United States is all

All of us, especially the Arabs, are expected to pay homage to the Zionists.
Those of us who live in the United States and pay our (war) taxes, we ante
up every week or two weeks, certain our money will go to build Israel's
apartheid wall, pay for new settlements on Arab land, or grease the gears of
bulldozers that smash down ancient olive trees.

We pay dearly for Israeli ethnic cleansing.

Meanwhile, by default or mere stupidity and ignorance, the American people
remain useful idiots for Zionism.

They may not realize George Bush's so-called "war on terrorism" is actually,
as the neocons deem it, the opening salvos of World War IV (according to
neocon and former CIA director James Woolsey).

It's a war Bush has declared will last a long time, possibly for the rest of
our lives, generations, but few Americans seem to glimpse the obvious
implications - more mass murder, increasing hardship, loss of constitutional
liberties, maybe even nuclear Armageddon.

Stupid Americans.

As Wilhelm Reich knew, the "little man" will invariably embrace not only his
enslavement, but also revel in his own denigration. He not only supports
dictators such as Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin (and now Bush), but admires
them as well.

"You give impotent people with evil intentions the power to represent you,"
Reich wrote. "Only too late do you realize that again and again you are
being defrauded."

Now's the time to stop the fraud.

But I don't know if the useful idiots of Zionism are up to it.

Kurt Nimmo is a photographer, multimedia artist and writer living in New
Mexico. He is author of Another Day in the Empire: Life in Neoconservative
America (Dandelion Books, 2003). To see his photo work and read more of his
essays, visit his excellent ?Another Day in the Empire? weblog.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

INDIA, CHINA, PAKISTAN: Quadrennial Defense Review Report

The distribution of global political, economic, and military power is shifting and becoming more diffuse. The rise of China, the world’s most populous country, and India, the world’s largest democracy, will continue to reshape the international system. While the United States will remain the most powerful actor, it must increasingly cooperate with key allies and partners to build and sustain peace and security. Whether and how rising powers fully integrate into the global system will be among this century’s defining questions, and are thus central to America’s interests.

Strengthening Relationships (page 60)


As the economic power, cultural reach, and political influence of India increase, it is assuming a more influential role in global affairs. This growing influence, combined with democratic values it shares with the United States, an open political system, and a commitment to global stability, will present many opportunities for cooperation.
India’s military capabilities are rapidly improving through increased defense acquisitions, and they now include long-range maritime surveillance, maritime interdiction and patrolling, air interdiction, and strategic airlift. India has already established its worldwide military influence through counterpiracy, peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief efforts. As its military capabilities grow, India will contribute to Asia as a net provider of security in the Indian Ocean and beyond.


China’s growing presence and influence in regional and global economic and security affairs is one of the most consequential aspects of the evolving strategic landscape in the Asia-Pacific region and globally. In particular, China’s military has begun to develop new roles, missions, and capabilities in support of its growing regional and global interests, which could enable it to play a more substantial and constructive role in international affairs. The United States welcomes a strong, prosperous, and successful China that plays a greater global role. The United States welcomes the positive benefits that can accrue from greater cooperation. However, lack of transparency and the nature of China’s military development and decision-making processes raise legitimate questions about its future conduct and intentions within Asia and beyond. Our relationship with China must therefore be multidimensional and undergirded by a process of enhancing confidence and reducing mistrust in a manner that reinforces mutual interests. The United States and China should sustain open channels of communication to discuss disagreements in order to manage and ultimately reduce the risks of conflict that are inherent in any relationship as broad and complex as that shared by these two nations.


"Extremism, economic instability, resource scarcity, and illicit trafficking all imperil Pakistan’s future."