Saturday, February 19, 2011

Museum looting and a major information war raging with Wikileaks/CIA and the corpo-media....

2011 -- Museum looting and a major information war raging with Wikileaks/CIA and the corpo-media....

Corporate media distortions put mass media on the side of dictators -- and they should meet the same fate -- overthrow....

One thing is always true of the kleptocratic syndicate that runs Israel: never let a crisis go to waste. The "made for television" looting of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo, a museum established in 1902 to stem the tide of the systematic theft of Egyptian historical artifacts and relics by unscrupulous western nations, including Britain, may have masked the behind-the-scenes pillaging of artifacts located in museum store rooms, well-beyond the view of visitors.

Viewers of the televised scenes of the looting of the museum on Mariette Pasha Street on Tahrir Square saw roughly ten artifacts lying on the floor, along with broken glass display cases. Oddly, no artifacts from the public galleries were reported stolen. There was a report that the heads of two mummies were removed, but not robbed. Egyptian protesters formed a human chain around the museum in order to protect it from further pillaging. Later, it was reported that some of the "looters" at the museum were actually Egyptian security police masquerading as looters. Or were they?

Zahi Hawass, the Secretary General of Supreme Council on Antiquities, told The Washington Post that during the evening of January 28, looters descended into the museum from ropes. The description of the "looting," with individuals repelling through broken windows from the roof, appears to be more of professional heist operation than random looting by street mobs. Hawass said about 100 artifacts were broken but that none were particularly precious. However, more ominously, Hawass reported the keys to the museum were stolen. There was no information on whether the keys included those to the store rooms and vaults where the most valuable artifacts are stored.

As with archeological sites throughout Iraq during the U.S. invasion of that country, there are reports of looting around Egypt, including at the site of the first pyramid, as well as numerous tombs, at Saqqara. The Post also reported attempted break-ins at the Coptic Museum, the Royal Jewelry Museum, the National Museum of Alexandria, and El Manial Museum.

On April 14, 2003, this editor reported on the looting of the National Museum in Baghdad as U.S. troops stood idly by: "U.S. troops stood by while Iraqi mobs looted and destroyed artifacts at the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad. They also reportedly joined looters who pillaged other lucrative targets like office buildings, stores, and private homes. The Bush regime ignored calls from Koichiro Matsura, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), who appealed to the United States to provide protection for Iraqi museums . . . One could feel the pain experienced by the museum's deputy director when she tearfully told Western journalists that 170,000 priceless artifacts dating back thousands of years to the very cradle of human civilization in the Tigris-Euphrates Valley, the fabled home of the biblical Garden of Eden, were looted or destroyed. She said one tank and one or two American soldiers would have been sufficient to protect the museum from the vandals. But instead, American troops stood idly by while 7000 years of Iraqi history was cleansed. Even irreplaceable archaeological files and computer disks were destroyed. Museum employees blamed U.S. troops for the carnage . . .

What was not destroyed by the Mongols in 1258 was allowed to be destroyed by the Americans in 2003. Gone are the artifacts of ancient Sumeria, Assyria, Babylon, Mesopotamia, Ninevah, and Ur . . . A November 8, 2005 Washington Post article by Guy Gugliotta reported that thousands of stolen artifacts in Iraq are still missing. Only 5,500 of 14,000 relics have been recovered according to a clearly frustrated Marine Corps Colonel Matthew Bogdanos. The most famous artifacts remain missing and there are fears that they have ended up in the international black market for stolen artwork and antiquities -- a black market controlled by the Russian-Ukrainian-Israeli Mafia (RUIM), a criminal syndicate with ties deep into the White House and Pentagon . . . Bogdanos said that 8000 small artifacts were stolen from the locked basement of the National Museum in what the colonel described as an 'inside job.' . . . It is suspicious that the neo-cons, shortly after reports of museum looting in Iraq were aired around the world, claimed that most of the artifacts had been recovered. That was a lie and a very suspicious cover-up of the facts. Although the Post article claims that the stolen artifacts may eventually wind up in London, Tokyo, or New York through dealers in the Persian Gulf, no mention is made of Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Bangkok -- the same cities involved with blood diamond smuggling out of Africa and the same network of cities that would be involved in relic smuggling out of Iraq."

Now, we have witnessed another attack on a national museum in a major Middle East capital city, Cairo, which like the museum in Baghdad, contains relics of great value to the theocratic state of Israel, a nation that believes it has rights to land and property outside its borders based on a set of unsubstantiated tracts of ancient myths and folklore concerning the "captivity" of the Jewish people in Babylon -- the former Iraq -- and Egypt.....


The End of Pax Americana/Judaica in the Middle East....

Although both the "Jasmine Revolution" in Tunisia and the so-called "Days of Rage" in Egypt appeared, at the outset, to have been "themed" George Soros/US Agency for International Development/CIA (USAID)/National Endowment for Democracy (NED) seeded revolutions, the Arab Middle East is not eastern or central Europe. The neocon-controlled corporate media, including Wolf Blitzer, Israel's agent-of-influence bureau chief of CNN News, at first ecstatic over the idea that Arab nations were ushering some sort of pro-globalist governments that would cement ties to Israel and take direction from the World Bank, Council on Foreign Relations, and the Zionist Haim Saban Center at the Brookings Institution, their hopes were soon dashed.

After it became clear that Tunisia's and Egypt's post-regime governments would include so-called Islamists from Ennahda and the Muslim Brotherhood, respectively, the tune changed from CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, and other networks that receive their agenda and talking points from the Israel Lobby and Israeli government-sponsored media organizations like the Search for International Terrorist Entities (SITE) and the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). The corporate media line, echoed by President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was that the transitions to democracy in Egypt and Tunisia had to be "orderly." That is neocon "Newspeak" for no "Islamist" roles in the new governments.

After Vice President Biden opined that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was not a dictator and that the most important aspect of U.S.-Egyptian relations was Egyptian support for the peace treaty with Israel, as if that is all that matters for U.S. policy in the Middle East, the Obama administration began to get nervous about its future relations with a post-Mubarak Egyptian government. All of a sudden, new Wikileaks material appeared via the neocon Daily Telegraph of the UK, the same paper that proffered piffle about Saddam Hussein and his "threat" to the West.

The cables cited by the "Torygraph" included a December 30, 2008 cable from U.S. ambassador in Cairo Margaret Scobey to the State Department stating that an unnamed Egyptian activist was funded by the embassy to attend an "Alliance of Youth Movements Summit in New York. The selective release of the cable in question, one sent in the transition phase between the Bush and Obama administrations, is proof, yet again, of the conspiracy between the Obama administration and the information/psychological warfare contrivance known as "Wikileaks" and its now-revealed whack-job founder, the CIA evading, cross-dressing Julian Assange. A neocon broad sheet in London hyped a meaningless cable and suggested that it was proof that the U.S. was covertly backing the overthrow of its ally, Mubarak, in the waning days of the Bush administration in December 2008. People were expected to believe that even if such plans existed, they would be contained in a mere "Secret" cable from Cairo to Washington, bypassing the ultra-secret channels of the CIA and National Security Agency. The release of the cable was nothing more than an attempt by the Obama administration to set up a straw man to show some past disagreement with Mubarak in order to gain favor with the Egyptian opposition. The scam did not work.

The new leader of the unified Egyptian opposition, Mohammed ElBaradei, the former International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director who was on the neocon "hit list" for his insistence that neither Saddam Hussein nor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were pursuing nuclear weapons, declared that the United States had lost all credibility in Egypt. ElBaradei soon found himself being called a "stooge of Iran" by one of the typical Jewish leadership whiners in the United States -- Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice-president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

The U.S. double game of trying to appear supportive of the popular revolt against Mubarak while covertly providing Egypt with all kinds of military and intelligence support, including Internet jamming systems from the Boeing-owned and Israeli-founded firm Narus, and tear gas canisters made in Pennsylvania, is now known throughout every city and village in Egypt. And there will be an eventual accounting for America's perfidy in Egypt. Making matters worse was Mubarak's choice of Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman as his vice president. Suleiman crafted Egypt's participation in the CIA's rendition and torture program.

The Daily Telegraph claptrap that was passed off as "journalism" did contain one important gem -- that the U.S. embassy paid for the travel to New York of an activist obviously identified and selected by the vast array of Soros, NED, USAID, and other non-governmental organizations that specialize in "themed" revolutions.

But whatever the intent of the Soros, USAID, Freedom House gang and their ilk, the Egyptian Revolution took on monumental and unified proportions never before seen in Egypt. From the Muslim Brotherhood to the secular opposition and youth movements, Egypt is united against Mubarak.

When it was clear that the Egyptian revolution would not be stage-managed by the West, it was time for a set change by the U.S. media. Zionist propagandists like Wolf Blitzer began warning of the danger of an Iranian-style Islamist government in Egypt. After Tunisia's Islamist opposition leader returned from exile in Britain and Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh faced mass demonstrations, the Israel Lobby-influenced producers and editors received new marching orders to inject through their media prisms the notion that if Mubarak fell, a new Islamist-dominated government would scrap the peace treaty with Israel. The Israeli government also weighed in, telling the United States and European governments to temper their criticism of Mubarak. Tne only thing missing from Israel and its amen chorus in the United States was a suggestion that criticism of Mubarak is akin to "anti-Semitism," the usual refrain from the Lobby's loudest cantors.

And, as always, the specter of the fictional "Al Qaeda" and its equally-fictional Maghreb and Arabian Peninsula franchises, was trotted out by the corpo-media and its Zionist overseers to suggest that Al Qaeda would take advantage of the turmoil in Tunisia, Yemen, and Egypt to commit acts of terrorism in those countries.

Groups like the Saban Center's Brookings Doha Center in Qatar, which appears to only exist in order to force-feed Israeli propaganda into the mouth of Al Jazeera, which is headquartered also in Doha, began to parade its "experts" on Al Jazeera to suggest that the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood posed an Iranian-like danger to Egypt and that ElBaradei was weak and virtually unknown inside Egypt. France 24, the Sarkozy-run news channel, repeated the same meme. The Israelis and their shills like NBC's David Gregory, who once admitted that he performs his journalistic duties based on his Jewish teachings [how long would a Muslim-American anchorman, totally fictional, of course, last if he said he reported the news based on his teachings from the Koran?] began to stress that "stability" in Egypt was more important than human rights. The "stability" meme was echoed by Israel's puppets, including Hillary Clinton, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

Hillary Clinton has now called most of America's ambassadors, consuls, and envoys back to Washington for an unprecedented meeting. Obama and his faltering nation cannot put the Middle East popular revolt genie back into the bottle. The popular Arab revolt will spread like wildfire to Yemen, where the U.S. should prepare itself for the restored independence of a popular socialist-oriented republic in South Yemen; Sudan; Mauritania; Morocco, where the U.S. also should prepare itself for an independent Western Sahara; Jordan; and the biggest fish, Saudi Arabia. After being ordered out of progressive Latin America, the failing and sick United States is facing expulsion from the Arab Middle East.

The "perfect storm" of global banker-imposed austerity measures and currency chicanery and market manipulation that has resulted in high food prices and massive unemployment also enters into the equation in Egypt and North Africa. Like their comrades across the Mediterranean in Greece, France, Italy, and Spain, the North Africans are tired of corrupt governments that enrich themselves courtesy of the global elites while they starve. Without the ability to change their governments through elections, the North African economic revolt also took on major political dimensions. The corporate media, while spinning the events in Cairo and Tunis, avoided covering the street demonstrations throughout Italy where people banging pots and pans demanded the ouster of Italy's corrupt media billionaire, the Mafiosi sex maniac Silvio Berlusconi. Massive protests by Albanian socialists against that nation's kleptrocracy were also denied coverage by the U.S. info-tainment media outlets masquerading as news organizations. The corpo-media will do anything to avoid giving any indication that a worldwide popular revolution is getting into high gear, one that will eventually see the ouster of autocratic and corrupt regimes throughout the Middle East, Africa, remaining parts of Latin America, as well as Africa, the Far East, and Europe. For the Middle East, the dramatic developments unfolding on the streets of Cairo, Tunis, and other cities means the final end of Pax Americana/Judaica in the region.....

2011 -- An unsung heroine of the Bush "Dark Era"

Rumsfeld practiced retaliation against U.S. military officers more than he did against the fakery known as "Al Qaeda." or rather Al-CIAda....

There were a number of women who, during the eight years of the Bush regime, exemplified the spirit of this nation's founding mothers and sisters. Women like the FBI's Coleen Rowley and Sibel Edmonds; Enron's Sharon Watkins; the Army Corps of Engineer's Bunnatine Greenhouse; J.P. Morgan risk analyst Indira Singh; long-serving White House correspondent Helen Thomas; Karl Rove's former research specialist Dana Jill Simpson; the CIA's Valerie Plame Wilson; former U.S. Park Police chief Teresa Chambers; retired Army Colonel Ann Wright; Susan Lindauer, the CIA's back-channel to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein; and, especially, this editor's extraordinary girlfriend, a former National Security Agency (NSA) analyst, all of whom put the interests of the nation, its Constitution, and ethics above personal ambitions, fearlessly spoke about what was wrong, and did what was right.

But perhaps no one paid more of a price for telling the truth than the Bush administration's designated scapegoat in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal than did Army Brigadier General Janis Karpinski, who was busted back to the rank of colonel on May 5, 2005, before she retired. Karpinski was the commander of the 800th Military Police Brigade in Iraq and was demoted by President Bush in order that he and his senior officials and military commanders could save face after horrid details of the physical, mental, and sexual abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib and other U.S. detention centers in Iraq came to light.

Informed sources have told WMR that the scapegoating for the detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib and other prisons and carried out by CIA and Pentagon contractors, as well as by Israeli interrogators brought into Iraq by the Coalition Provisional Authority of Paul "Jerry' Bremer, did not end with Karpinski. Two officers who publicly defended Karpinski were also retaliated against on the orders of the Pentagon hierarchy and the Bush White House. Karpinski was the highest-ranking female military commander in Iraq. She also became the number one target for the neocon mensch in the Pentagon and White House.

One military commander who defended Karpinski was retired Major General Charles H. Swannack, Jr., the commander of the 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq. WMR has learned that the personal contents of Swannack's emails from Iraq back to the United States were intercepted by the Pentagon brass after he defended Karpinski over the Abu Ghraib scandal. The emails were then used to force Swannack to retire. Swannack publicly stated that the Abu Ghraib scandal was the fault of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and he later called for Rumsfeld to resign.

The other officer who incurred the wrath of the Pentagon brass and the neocons salted throughout the Pentagon and White House for supporting Karpinski was Army chaplain Captain James Yee, 1990 West Point graduate. Yee, a Muslim chaplain, was arrested on September 10, 2003 after returning from the Guantanamo, Cuba gulag to Jacksonville, Florida. Yee was charged with sedition, aiding the enemy, and espionage, among other offenses and detained Yee at the Navy Brig in Charleston, South Carolina. Yee was kept for 76 days in solitary confinement and he was subjected to sensory deprivation, a torture technique. Yee was released with all charges dropped on March 19, 2004. However, like Swannack, Yee's email was being monitored by the Pentagon's spies and he was falsely charged with improper use of a government computer and storing pornography on it. Ultimately, Yee was granted an honorable discharge.

Rumsfeld is currently finishing his memoirs, "Known and Unknown," which will undoubtedly skip over how his atrocious and practically treasonous stewardship of the Pentagon resulted in a major flag officer revolt. However, the corporate media lap dogs and the Zionist and neocon power and money centers that give them their marching orders will treat the Rumsfeld memoirs as the sole version of the history of the Iraq misadventure. Count on it.

Meanwhile, neither Karpinski, Swannack, or Yee have ever seen a formal apology from the Pentagon or the Obama White House, which walks in lockstep with all of the Bush-era war and terrorism policies. In some cases, Obama has ratcheted up those policies to make every American traveling a suspected terrorist......

February , 2011 -- Cairo museum was looted in a surgical strike operation...

INTERPOL and UNESCO need to look no farther than the world's only nuclear-armed shoplifter state to find stolen priceless Cairo and Baghdad museum artifacts.
On January 31, 2011, WMR reported, "One thing is always true of the kleptocratic syndicate that runs Israel: never let a crisis go to waste. The "made for television" looting of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo, a museum established in 1902 to stem the tide of the systematic theft of Egyptian historical artifacts and relics by unscrupulous western nations, including Britain, may have masked the behind-the-scenes pillaging of artifacts located in museum store rooms, well-beyond the view of visitors."

It has now been revealed that 18 priceless artifacts were stolen from the Cairo museum on January 28, at the outset Egyptian revolution. Reports from Cairo indicate the thieves who stole the artifacts, after repelling from ropes through a broken window on the museum's roof, knew exactly what to steal.

Also, from WMR's January 31 report: "
Zahi Hawass, the Secretary General of Supreme Council on Antiquities, told The Washington Post that during the evening of January 28, looters descended into the museum from ropes. The description of the 'looting,' with individuals repelling through broken windows from the roof, appears to be more of professional heist operation than random looting by street mobs. Hawass said about 100 artifacts were broken but that none were particularly precious. However, more ominously, Hawass reported the keys to the museum were stolen. There was no information on whether the keys included those to the store rooms and vaults where the most valuable artifacts are stored . . .

On April 14, 2003, this editor reported on the looting of the National Museum in Baghdad as U.S. troops stood idly by: 'U.S. troops stood by while Iraqi mobs looted and destroyed artifacts at the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad. They also reportedly joined looters who pillaged other lucrative targets like office buildings, stores, and private homes. The Bush regime ignored calls from Koichiro Matsura, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), who appealed to the United States to provide protection for Iraqi museums . . .
One could feel the pain experienced by the museum's deputy director when she tearfully told Western journalists that 170,000 priceless artifacts dating back thousands of years to the very cradle of human civilization in the Tigris-Euphrates Valley, the fabled home of the biblical Garden of Eden, were looted or destroyed. She said one tank and one or two American soldiers would have been sufficient to protect the museum from the vandals. But instead, American troops stood idly by while 7000 years of Iraqi history was cleansed. Even irreplaceable archaeological files and computer disks were destroyed. Museum employees blamed U.S. troops for the carnage . . .'"

Reports from Cairo confirm that among the artifacts stolen were a limestone statue of Pharaoh Akhenaten; a sandstone head of a princess from Amarna; a stone statuette of a scribe from Amarna; eleven wooden statuettes of Yuya, an 18th dynasty figure; a statue of Queen Nefertiti; and two statues, one gilded, of boy king Tutankhamun. Another secure artifact storage site within the royal necropolis at Dahshur, south of Cairo, was also broken into but details of thefts have not yet been revealed.

The latest news from Cairo appears to verify WMR's January 31 view: "we have witnessed another attack on a national museum in a major Middle East capital city, Cairo, which like the museum in Baghdad, contains relics of great value to the theocratic state of Israel, a nation that believes it has rights to land and property outside its borders based on a set of unsubstantiated tracts of ancient myths and folklore concerning the 'captivity' of the Jewish people in Iraq -- the former Babylon -- and Egypt."

Bahrain and the Royal Bin Khalifa Thugs....

In addition to the battles in the streets of Bahrain, there is a battle within the royal family. The king apologized for the one death on the first day, then the security forces launched an incredibly ugly attack shortly thereafter, killing at least 5 more Bahrainis. They then attacked people coming from the funerals today. They have prevented ambulances from reaching the wounded, and they have brutalized doctors trying to tend to the wounded.

On Friday, the king called (via a statement read by the Crown Prince) for the army to withdraw from the streets. Although he is the commander in chief of the army, the armed forces were still in place at last report. So who is in charge? Is Khalifa, the hardline PM and senior uncle of the king, the one who is calling the shots, quite literally?

I also suggested that the GCC FM “emergency” conference in Manama yesterday was intended to assure Bahrain that it had carte blanche to do whatever was necessary to put down the rebellion, regardless of cost. Saudi Arabia, I suggested, was terrified of the consequences of a Shia uprising spilling over into the Eastern Province. And other Arab rulers in the Gulf heartily concur that Bahrain is the place to draw the line, rather than Kuwait City or Abu Dhabi.

Finally, I suggested that it was probably too late for the dialogue that the king is requesting. After all the bloodshed — all coming only from the government side, it should be noted — it will be hard to get people to sitaround the table and reason together.

There does not seem to be a happy ending to this story....

Notwithstanding its euphemistic name and stated aims....

Ghoneim currently holds a very senior position at Google – he is head of Google’s Middle East and North African marketing effort.

And for those that don’t know it, Google is completely and utterly in bed with the US intelligence and spying networks in a very big way.....

‘In-Q-Tel’ is a CIA venture capital firm that has the aim of maintaining the CIA’s intelligence capabilities. See:

In-Q-Tel sold 5,636 Google shares in 2005. The stocks were a result of Google’s acquisition of Keyhole, the CIA-funded satellite mapping software that we now know as Google Earth.

Earlier this year it was also reported that In-Q-Tel and Google Ventures are buying Recorded Future, a web analytics and spying outfit whose software “scours tens of thousands of Web sites, blogs and Twitter accounts to find the relationships between people, organizations, actions and incidents”. See:

Mohamed ElBaradei is another example of somebody who the Egyptians should look upon with a suspicious eye. Up until his January 27 return to Egypt, he had been a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Group. The ICG is a right-wing (notwithstanding its euphemistic name and stated aims) American globalist think tank and imperial strategist – much like CFR and the Brookings Institute et al – which advises the US government on foreign policy and other matters....
The Zionist-led global elite have been planning this stuff for a while now.

US client-dictator Musharraf behind Bhutto assassination....

February , 2011 -- Postscript: The Bhutto assassination

As we reported, US client-dictator Musharraf behind Bhutto assassination....

In a move that is yet another indication that the post-9/11 neo-con construct of a perpetual war on terrorism is collapsing, the head of Pakistan's Anti-Terrorism Court, ATC Judge Rana Nisar Ahmed Khan, has issued an arrest warrant for the former U.S.-backed Pakistani dictator, General Pervez Musharraf, who now lives in London and Dubai... Musharraf is wanted for his role in ordering the murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on December 27, 2007, during an election campaign rally in Rawalpindi.

We were one of the first news outlets to report that the assassination of Bhutto involved Musharraf and his American government backers... The Pakistani court may want to extend their murder investigation to include former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and senior officials of the U.S. National Security Agency, CIA and the Department of Defense.

On July 14, 2009, We reported: "According to our CIA sources, Cheney decided that every effort should be made to ensure that his friend, Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, remain in power in Pakistan and not be replaced by Bhutto. Cheney authorized his secret assassination unit, the Infamous White House Murder INC, to hit Bhutto and then maximize his political gain by blaming the attack on 'Al-Qaeda.'

Cheney's hit on Bhutto also involved U.S. and Pakistani electronic surveillance of her communications. On February 21, 2008, We reported: 'The late former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto knew that all her phone conversations and e-mails were being monitored by Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and 'other intelligence agencies,' according to her long time friend and co-author Mark Siegel. Siegel made his comments last night in a speech at the National Press Club highlighting 'Reconciliation,' a book he co-authored with Bhutto shortly before her assassination. Siegel said he and Bhutto were convinced that during her five years of exile in Dubai that all their phone calls between Washington, DC and Dubai were being monitored by ISI. Since ISI does not possess its own significant eavesdropping capability in the United States, Bhutto's reference to 'other agencies' is an indication that the US National Security Agency (NSA) was eavesdropping on Bhutto and passing some of the intelligence to the ISI and the government of Pakistani dictator Gen. Pervez Musharraf."

Musharraf has responded to the arrest warrant by declaring he will not return to Pakistan to face criminal charges against him. Musharraf, who is now accused of committing an act of terrorism in having Bhutto assassinated, now enjoys the protection of the British government of Prime Minister David Cameron, the USA and the leadership of the United Arab Emirates...

Dan Snyder, owner of Washington "Redskins," sues amid anti-Semitism charges....

February , 2011 -- Dan Snyder, owner of Washington "Redskins," sues amid anti-Semitism charges....

Dan Snyder, the "King of Chutzpah"

For thirty years, the Washington City Paper has covered the issues and stories the Washington Post, with all of its corporate and political connections, has refused to cover. The City Paper, which is free and relies of advertising revenue, has named the hoity-toity restaurants that have failed health inspections and has dug into the graft and corruption of a succession of Washington mayors, from Marion Barry and Sharon Pratt Kelly to Tony Williams and Adrian Fenty. But when the City Paper wrote a critical article about Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, it was met with a $2 million lawsuit from the media tycoon. The article was titled "The Cranky Redskins Fan's Guide to Dan Snyder."

After the City Paper ran its article on Snyder, which featured a graffiti-ized photograph of Snyder with devil horns and a goatee, the paper's controlling investment firm, Atalaya Capital Management, received a threatening letter from Redskins general counsel David Donovan. The letter, threatening a lawsuit, stated: "We presume that defending such litigation would not be a rational strategy for an investment fund such as yours. Indeed, the cost of the litigation would presumably quickly outstrip the asset value of the Washington City Paper.

Snyder's lawsuit comically claims that the photograph depicting Snyder in devil horns is "anti-Semitic." Snyder is Jewish. The suit against the City Paper is not Snyder's first run-in with the people of the Washington metropolitan area. In December 2004, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission fined Snyder $100 for cutting down over 130 protected trees near his massive estate on the Potomac River in Maryland. Snyder had gone around the local authorities and had the National Park Service, which operates the park where the trees were located, approve the tree cutting. The trees were cut down because Snyder wanted an unobstructed view of the Potomac River.

Dan Snyder mistakenly believes that the people of the Washington metro area love his football team. Nothing could be further from the truth. There are two sorts of Redskins fans in the capital region: the idiots savants who can cite in boring detail the stats of every Redskins player but who cannot name their U.S. senators or members of Congress and the white-collar politicos and paper-pushing class who think it's cool to root for the Redskins because it makes them look all-rounded. However, most of us in the Washington area could give a hoot about the Redskins, their owner, their corporate media-driven hype, their drunken and obnoxious fans, their cheap Chinese-made chatskis, and their overpaid football playing buffoons who come and go with the seasons. In fact, when the Redskins have a losing season, like the last one, many of us in DC breathe a sigh of relief. It means the fans just sit around, cry in their Budweisers, and mumble and grumble. It is the best kind of therapeutic

As for Snyder's hysterical charge of anti-Semitism, his chutzpah is overwhelming. Snyder, who has dismissed complaints from native Americans that the term "Redskin" is a vile racist appellation, is in no place to charge anyone with anti-Semitism, whether warranted or not. In the case of the City Paper, Snyder's using an old and worn-out canard to generate sympathy from the usual whiny crowd of professional complainants: Abe Foxman and Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center lead the pedantic refrain of leveling such spurious charges. Snyder and his pals, who don't seem to understand the offensiveness of the term "Redskins," would likely be the first to go nuts if someone decided to name a team the "Hebeskins." Both are equally offensive, as is the Cleveland Indians baseball team racist logo of a native American with buck teeth and a big nose.

We can only wonder what Snyder and his friends would think if a professional sports team like the Cleveland Indians used a caricature of a Jew as a mascot, such as the following:

So rather than sue the Washington City Paper, citing anti-Semitism as one of the pulled-out-your-ass reasons, we have another idea for you Mr. Snyder. Take yourself, your racist-themed football team, and your money and get the hell out of Washington and leave us and our independent sources of information and news alone....

January , 2011 -- If you do hard-hitting TV news in Washington, DC, it won't last very long
TV news: its only about control.....

With the advent of Fox News and the drastically dumbed-down CNN and MS-NBC to propagate around the world U.S. and neocon disinformation "news," which was supplemented by flashy graphics and music to lure in the viewer, it did not take long for governments around the world to take notice.

The government of Qatar bankrolled Al Jazeera as a 24x7 global news network, first with an Arabic service and followed by an English service. The Russian government, through the Novosti news agency, followed with Russia Today (now known merely as "RT"). RT's original purpose was to provide news in English to foreign visitors who were hungry for news in English from their hotel room televisions. Soon, RT opened news bureaus around the world and began to regularly broadcast from a new studio in Washington, DC. The focus of RTTV America was the political, financial, and social situation in the United States. Almost immediately, as a result of its broadcasts being carried not only on the Internet but also on a broadcast station in northern Virginia and NBC cable, RT became a success among Americans tired of the same "pasteurized" and manufactured news emanating from the news bureaus in Washington and New York.

Not to be left out of the picture, Iran's government began Press TV and through an embargo work-around through a Danish network, the news network was able to begin broadcasting news programs from Washington.

However, the powers that control the news from the right and the left in the United States -- Rupert Murdoch and George Soros, respectively, obviously grew tired of the new independent competition from Qatar and Russia. Al Jazeera, which was threatened by President George W. Bush with a military attack on its broadcast headquarters in Doha, brought in a number of ex-BBC and CNN International reporters. This editor appeared quite often on Al Jazeera Arabic and English at a time when many U.S. commentators did not want to appear "disloyal" during the outset of the fraudulent U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. For me, it was a badge of honor to appear on the premier news network in the Middle East and constituted a royal "F*** You" to the neocons in the Bush administration.

Al Jazeera English lost its "bite" and WMR learned from a source close to CNN founder Ted Turner that Murdoch and his senior Newscorp advisers were permitted to secretly take part in the reorganization of Al Jazeera English as a quid pro quo with the Bush administration.

Today, Al Jazeera English provdes a platform for the same Council on Foreign Relations globalist policy wonks that one normally finds on the U.S. government-subsidized and increasingly-controlled PBS. Jazeera English even gives a platform to pro-Israeli commentators who have always found a home on the corporate news networks.

With the bite gone from Al Jazeera English, RT America began to pick up the slack and gained new viewers in the United States as it took on issues ranging from secret prisons and detention centers across the United States, bigotry toward American Muslims and Arabs, Jewish terrorist paramilitary training camps in upstate New York, and CIA-supported coups in Honduras and Ecuador and CIA coup attempts in Venezuela and Bolivia. This editor was a regular commentator on the CIA's Latin American chicanery, as well as other covert U.S. government programs to create and spread the H1N1 flu pandemic and conduct "false flag" operations in Korean waters and inside Iraq. I also took on the Israeli murderous actions against innocent people in Gaza and aboard a Turkish Gaza aid convoy vessel. In addition, it was not long into the Obama administration that I appeared on RT taking them on for their continued policy of torture and extrajudicial assassinations of U.S. citizens abroad. I also criticized George Soros's international destabilization operations, including his funding for the over-hyped "leak" of State Department cables by Soros-funded Wikileaks and its weird founder Julian Assange.

For almost a year, RT provided a TV news outlet where certain WMR investigative scoops were carried globally on satellite. Famed Washington investigative journalist Jack Anderson enjoyed a similar deal with ABC's "Good Morning America" in the 1980s. Anderson's deal lasted a little longer but both deals are now history.

With Al Jazeera out of the way, the media elite, represented by Walter Isaacson, former Time magazine managing editor and CNN chairman and CEO, and current president of the stodgy Aspen Institute and Obama's chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the U.S. government's propaganda arm that runs the Voice of America and the Soros-linked Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, and Radio Free Asia, launched a major broadside attack against the foreign independent TV news media operating from the United States. Isaacson, another Rhodes scholar like his pal Bill Clinton, launched a tirade last September against RT, Venezuela's Telesur, Press TV, and China's CCTV, all of which broadcast from the United States. Isaacson called the networks "enemies" of America.

Telesur and PressTV were not intimidated by Isaacson's neocon tempter tantrum. And, on the surface, RT was not cowed either. The RT network anchors launched a blistering counter-attack on Isaacson.

However, it was not long before loyal viewers of RT began to tell me that they felt the network was losing its "bite," that it was having too many Soros-funded "think tank" guests from organizations like the pro-Obama Center for American Progress showing up blathering generalities about "safe" issues that one could see on any of the corporate news networks. And things have gotten worse.

Today, there are known Obama hacks on RT, one, who once called this editor a "conspiracy theory knucklehead," has his own boring television show where the line of effete intellectual questioning is as about as interesting as that of the late William F. Buckley's PBS show "Firing Line" or CFR member Charlie Rose's sleep-inducing questioning on his late night PBS show. Making matters worse, WMR has learned from an informed source that some guests for the show in question are now being recommended by an individual who, at best, can be described as a Democratic Party dirty tricks operative with ties to Isaacson's old Ti
me magazine chum Strobe Talbott, and at worst, a convicted terrorist and a suspected pedophile, drug smuggler, and murderer.

One thing is for sure, the "post-Isaacson attack" RT likely would never touch the type of interview this editor recently conducted on Obama and Rahm Emanuel on the
Reality Report out of Chicago. Fans of the "old RT," however, miss this type of news and commentary that pulled no punches and was not afraid to offend Republicans or Democrats.

It is uncertain how much Prime Minister Vladimir Putin knows about his Russian state-funded news network being infiltrated and turned into an agenda-laden echo chamber by individuals with past and current ties to Soros and his network of exiled Russian oligarchs who seek to topple the Putin government in a Soros trademark "themed revolution," such as that most recently conducted in Tunisia. However, if you, like others, feel that RT must grow back its sharp teeth and regain its "bite," they would be happy to hear your suggestions....

January , 2011 -- Society of Professional Journalists drops Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award
The Israelis are fond of harassing 90-year old women in the occupied territories. But now they're doing it in our country....

The board of directors of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) voted on January 14 to "retire" the Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award because of the remarks of the former White House correspondent about Israel's continued illegal occupation of Palestinian territories and the influence of Zionists in the United States.

It should be pointed out that SPJ's current president, Hagit Limor, is a native of Israel.

This editor, along with other SPJ members, were asked for their opinions on the decision to scrap the Helen Thomas Award. My response:

"The retirement of the Helen Thomas award, in my opinion, smacks of censorship and caving in to the 'bullying' for which the Israel Lobby is infamous. There is also no indication that SPJ's national president, as an Israeli native, recused herself from the decision-making process, which should have happened considering her own obvious conflicts-of-interest.

This was a very bad decision that will have dire consequences for press freedom, especially since nations around the world happen to agree with Helen and are lining up to recognize Palestine within those 1967 borders to which Helen was referring when she said the occupiers of which should return from whence they came."

January, 2011 -- Obama's "A-list" for Hu Jintao state dinner is mostly an A-hole list
Obama's guest list shows that he is a vile ZIOCON Republican at heart.....

President Obama's invitation list for the state dinner for visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao may be an "A-list" to some, but, for the most part, those invited to the dinner represent the worst kinds of Americans, the "A-hole" cream of the crop in the United States.

Topping the list of American rogues invited to dine on roast beef and lobster with the Chinese President was America's most infamous war criminal, Henry Kissinger, a fan of gulags, Cambodian genocide, South African and Israeli apartheid, and the gassing of Soviet Jews. Not even the presence of President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn at the dinner could off-set the stench from Kissinger's presence.

But Kissinger wasn't the only rogue at the dinner. Wendi Deng Murdoch, the Chinese "dragon lady" wife of neocon media mogul Rupert Murdoch was there, along with the former "bag lady" Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; her god-daughter Susan Rice -- Obama's UN ambassador; her husband, ABC News producer Ian Cameron; the host of the show Cameron produces, Christian Amanpour; and Amanpour's husband James Rubin, Albright's one-time spokesman. It was like "old home week" for the nastier players from the Clinton administration. And topping it all off, the old philanderer-in-chief "Slick Willie" Clinton was there himself.

And the old Bechtel criminal from the Reagan administration George Shultz managed to rise from his crypt to fly to Washington for the dinner.

And the AIPAC contingent was also at the dinner in force, no doubt to wag their fingers at Hu for being too cozy with Iran. "Weird Howard" Berman, the former chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee, was present along with Maryland Representative Steny Hoyer, arch-neocon Robert Kagan, and Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs Robert Hormats, the former vice chairman of Goldman Sachs.
Adding to the "slime of the time" was David Rubenstein, the founder of The Carlyle Group.

Not to be forgotten, Obama's "Chicago Mafia" was at the dinner in force: Mayor Richard Daley; his brother, incoming Obama chief of staff William Daley; Tom Pritzker of the Pritzker real estate conglomerate of Chicago; David Axelrod; Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Valerie Jarrett.

The pseudo-journalists of the corporate media were also present: David Ignatius of The Washington Post, Thomas Friedman and Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times, and The Atlantic's James Fallows.

However, while Obama invited only one representative from labor, the UAW's Robert King, his red carpet was rolled out for the leading financial shysters of Wall Street: Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs and Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase. And to remind Obama who helped to "make" him and a "Mom named Stanley," Luis Ubinas of The Ford Foundation in New York showed up.

An indication that Obama plans to ship more American jobs to China was the presence of the CEOs from Dow Chemical of "Agent Orange" infamy, Microsoft, Motorola, General Electric, Intel, and Boeing.

And rounding out the evening was the presence of Barbra Streisand and there is no telling what she said or did to her old White House boyfriend, Slick Willie Clinton....

January , 2011 -- The Lobby pulls out its "ace card" at the UN

Prof. Richard Falk ravaged by the Zionist Lobby and the Obama administration, but what's the difference?

Spurred on by an Israeli-front group called "UN Watch," the rapporteur for the UN Human Rights Council, Princeton professor Richard Falk, has come in for heavy criticism from "The Lobby," including the American Jewish Committee (AJC), for his endorsing "9/11 conspiracy theories." Falk, who is Jewish, has been a thorn in the side of "The Lobby" ever since he was appointed as rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Council in 2008. Falk is an outspoken critic of the Israeli apartheid regime and he backed boycotts and sanctions of Israel.

A statement by the AJC said "Falk has long been a conspiracy-ridden and harmful figure who surely does not serve the best interests of the UN." AJC's chief whiner David Harris, said, "The UN must now, at long last, do the right thing and fire Richard Falk."

US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, Madeleine Albright's gnome-like god daughter, also harshly criticized Falk. Rice's press release is as follows:

January 25, 2011


Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, January 25, 2011

I am appalled by the recent personal blog written by Richard Falk, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on "the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967."

In this blog post, dated January 11, 2011, Mr. Falk endorses the slurs of conspiracy theorists who allege that the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were perpetrated and then covered up by the U.S. government and media.

Mr. Falk's comments are despicable and deeply offensive, and I condemn them in the strongest terms. I have registered a strong protest with the UN on behalf of the United States. The United States has in the past been critical of Mr. Falk's one-sided and politicized approach to his work for the UN, including his failure to condemn deliberate human rights abuses by Hamas, but these blog comments are in another category altogether.

In my view, Mr. Falk's latest commentary is so noxious that it should finally be plain to all that he should no longer continue in his position on behalf of the UN. I would note that U.S. and many other diplomats walked out in protest in September 2010 when Iranian President Ahmadinejad made similarly slanderous remarks before the UN General Assembly.

The United States is deeply committed to the cause of human rights and believes that cause will be better advanced without Mr. Falk and the distasteful sideshow he has chosen to create.


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And as could be expected, "The Lobby," which has gained more influence at the UN under Secretary General Bank Ki-moon than it has enjoyed in a number of years, pulled out its "ace card" two days following the attack on Falk and the same day that Iran was elected chairman of the UN's Group of 77 (G-77) coalition of developing nations. The G-77 works closely with the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

On January 27, the UN Press Office announced a number of events at UN headquarters:

Special Events: International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust Memorial ceremony on the theme "Women and the Holocaust: Courage and compassion" (organized by the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information).
Remarks by Ambassador Sylvie Lucas, Vice President of the General Assembly and Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the UN, Ambassador Susan Rice, Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN, and Ambassador Meron Reuben, Permanent Representative of Israel to the UN.

Panel Discussion: on "The survivors, 1945-2011: Struggles and peserverance" (co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Romania and B'nai B'rith International)

Roundtable Discussion: on "A world without Nazism - A global goal for humanity today and the sixty-fifth anniversary of the Nuremberg trials" (co-organized by the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation, the United Nations Department of Public Information, the International Human Rights Movement "World Without Nazism" and the American Forum on Russian Jewry)

Falk's uncomfortable truths are anathema to a number of Jewish and Christian Zionists... Falk recently wrote: "For me to be Jewish is, above all, to be preoccupied with overcoming injustice and thirsting for justice in the world, and that means being respectful toward other peoples regardless of their nationality or religion, and empathetic in the face of human suffering whoever and wherever victimization is encountered. With this orientation, I could, but will not, return the insult, and say that those who endorse the cruelties of Israel occupation policies are the real self-hating Jews as they have turned away from the moral clarity of Old Testament prophets, which is the shining light of the Old Testament overcoming the often bloody exploits of the ancient Israelites. So interpreted, the biblical mandate for just behavior extends to all of humanity. As the great Rabbi Hillel teaches, “[T]hat which is hateful to you do not do to another..the rest (of the Torah) is all commentary, now go study.”

To that one can only say one word, "amen."

The black comedy of the Iraqi defector codenamed “Curveball” tells us a lot about how the United States has made such a mess in the Mideast in the aftermath of the most barbaric false flag attack in USA, the Cheney orchestrated inside job of 9/11.....But CIA’s sycophantic director, George Tenet, knowing president Bush and vice president Dick Cheney's criminal plans about 9/11 and the ensuing wars of aggression, Hubris and Hegemony in Eurasia and the Greater Middle East, yearned for war against Iraq, sent “Curveball’s” phony tale to the White House....
This is hardly the first time fakers have made monkeys of US intelligence....who really wanted to use utter garbage for their own Machiavellian planning.... For good example, back in the 1980’s, an Iranian working for Israeli intelligence, Manucher Ghorbanifar, sent president Reagan’s Washington into hysteria with phony tales of non-existent Libyan hit-men....while CIA/DIA/MOSSAD and AMAN were busy arming Iran against Iraq...while USA was fully helping Saddam to stoke the war between the 2 neighbors for years to come...and siphoning money to arm the Contras in central America illegally....

Complete with fanciful drawings of bio-warfare vans.... Powell even fingered a little phial of white powder that everyone took to be anthrax.... It was a performance worthy of Stalin’s Moscow show trials... Behind Powell sat CIA chief assassin George Tenet, and US UN chief John Negroponte, the chief assassin and mentor of death squads in Central America for years....

How Powell, a decent if hardly brilliant man, allowed himself to be made a fool and liar, remains a mystery.... Powell now blames CIA and the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency... But he, the Bush White House and Congress were fools for swallowing all the lies about the inside Job of 9/11, Iraq, Al-CIAda, and the Infamous White House Murder INC, in the Levant with Asef Shawkat since January 24th 2002, and much much more....

Thanks to collusion between the Bush White House and the cowardly MSM media in the crooked Western World..., over 80 per cent of Americans and peoples all over the world, NOW believe that the 9/11 attacks were an inside Job wall to wall instigated by the MOSSAD/CIA/DIA/AMAN gangsters and executed by the US Deep State apparatus.... The US corporate MSM media always acts as a megaphone for government and special interests rather than performing its key role in a democracy — keeping government honest....instead of the utterly corrupt Western Governments which we have today.....

Nearly all the media’s commentators, think tanks, and Mideast “experts” mostly Israeli or Jews....LOL, who beat the war drums over Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Africa and more.... remain in place today, continuing to misinform Americans and the World about the Muslim world, and many other fallacies which they spew daily.... WikiLeaks showed US diplomats to be capable and often well informed, but handcuffed in their reporting by the party line set by Washington, Tel Aviv, London, Berlin, Riyadh, etc. The same applies to CIA, where heretical voices were silenced for decades, because the power behind the power in USA, tailors intelligence to their crooked and criminal projects worldwide.... A book about America’s pervasive influence over the Mideast, “American Raj,” subtitled, ‘Liberation or Domination.’ Not a single US publisher would handle the reminiscent of North Korea's Dictatorial rule....

Israel’s behavior always indicated to failure to pursue Arab-Jewish understanding “great omission”. Having the upper hand, Israel always presumes the enemy’s surrender which entailed Israel in self-endangerment and militarization; such a presumption deepened the distrust between Israel and its neighbors and inflicted pain on the region. Jews enjoyed freedom and civil rights in the Middle East side by side with Islam, Christianity with all their various sects for centuries. Accelerating change in the Arab world will alter international politics placing Israel at a crossroad and recall Herzl’s ideas...
"The American MSM media, Hollywood, Disney and other garbage "culture" are the basis for destroying rival cultures."

The globalist New World Order types, led by the Zionists first and foremost, need to destroy traditional cultures and values.... You know, cultures that promote decency, value education and human rights, and are generally family oriented.... Look what's happened in the West everywhere.... We have brainwashed idiots that do nothing but watch shit like "Jersey Shore," and other crooked distractions to dumb down the Sheeple..., completely ignorant of the fact that ALL their governments has been stolen from them by utter criminals....

The cultural and mental realms of this struggle we are all engaged in are the primary battlefields. That is where we can make progress, and take this world back from the criminals....

“There is no such thing as an independent press in America, unless it is in the country towns.... You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print.

“I am paid $150.00 a week for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for doing similar things. If I should permit honest opinions to be printed in one issue of my paper, like Othello, before twenty-four hours, my occupation would be gone.

“The business of the New York journalist is to destroy truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon; to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. We are the tools and vessels for rich men behind the scenes. We are intellectual prostitutes.”

John Swinton, editor of the New York Tribune.

Jewish gay porn merchant Michael Lucas pressures New York center on holding Israeli Apartheid Week. Lucas has hauled gays to ethnically-cleansed West Bank villages to film gay sex scenes. Makes one very sympathetic to Hamas who was created initially by MOSSAD...., considering their "sudden"....struggle against the "He-blews."

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pentagon and CIA begin to shore up faltering Arab regimes

Washington and Tel Aviv preside over a violent roll-back of the Arab Revolution from Benghazi to Bahrain....
UN "No-fly Zone" appears to have been a diplomatic strawman to give Qaddafi cover to hit Benghazi hard as UN coalition bickers over details....

February , 2011 -- Pentagon and CIA begin to shore up faltering Arab regimes...

Pentagon and CIA drawing line in the sand in protecting Algerian, Yemeni and other regimes....

The Obama administration has ordered the Pentagon and CIA to draw a "line in the sand" to prevent the popular overthrow of other U.S. client dictatorial regimes in North Africa and the Middle East. The order comes after a New York Times report that Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates covertly supported Obama's envoy Frank Wisner, Jr's message of support and encouragement for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak before his ouster by the Egyptian military following the democratic opposition uprising in Egypt.

Using the CIA's and Mossad's contrived constructs of two "straw-man" terrorist organizations -- Al- Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) -- created to justify U.S. military and security support for the oil states of the Arabian peninsula and U.S. natural gas interests in the Sahel region, the Pentagon has stepped up military support for Yemen's dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh and Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Under the rubric of the Trans-Saharan Counter-Terrorism Partnership (TSCTP), the United States, with the cooperation of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), has pumped hundreds of millions of dollars in security assistance to Algeria's security police and military. The TSCTP was formerly known as the Pan-Sahel Initiative. The Algerian security police have used U.S.-supplied lethal military and non-lethal crowd control equipment, including night-vision equipment, armored high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles, global positioning systems, and secure radios, to forcibly put down pro-democracy protesters in Algiers who want the Bouteflika regime to follow in the steps of the Mubarak regime in Egypt and resign. Similarly, in Egypt, security police used U.S.-supplied tear gas and canisters on pro-democracy demonstrators.

Among the chief suppliers of military and security equipment to Algeria are Lockheed-Martin, Raytheon, AM General, and Northrop Grumman.

In neighboring Morocco, TSCTP military assistance, including that provided through International Military Training and Education (IMET) programs, has been used to put down demonstrators in Western Sahara, illegally occupied by Morocco, who support the POLISARIO liberation movement. U.S. and neocon propagandists have falsely accused POLISARIO of links with AQIM. Tuareg liberation movements across the Sahara are also accused by the Pentagon and its neocon operatives of having ties to AQIM. However, the charges are a ruse to protect the operations of U.S. and other western natural gas and oil operations in the Sahara, particularly in southern Algeria where the United States has helped set up a regional military command center.

The events in Tunisia and Egypt have also brought out protesters in Morocco who want a curtailment of the powers of Morocco's pro-U.S./Israeli monarchy but who face a military and security force armed to the teeth by the United States and Israel....

U.S. military training for North Africa's autocratic regimes is provided annually during the Pentagon's OPERATION FLINTLOCK military exercise. Last year's exercise, conducted from May 3 to 22, included military forces from Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Niger, Chad, and Nigeria. French and British troops also participated in the operation. Another Pentagon program that is involved in providing security assistance to the Algerian regime is Operation Active Endeavor.

U.S. Special Forces reportedly maintain a permanent presence in Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, and Mauritania where they support local military operations against groups accused of being allied with AQIM and another insurgent group, now thought to be very few in numbers -- the Salafist movement and an Islamist group accused of having links to Al-Qaeda. The Salafist movement in Algeria, GSPC, was announced by Al-Qaeda's Egyptian number two man, Dr. Ayman al Zawahiri, to have merged with Al- Qaeda on September 11, 2006, creating AQIM. The announcement appears to have been another U.S. and Israeli intelligence-contrived ruse to justify stepping up U.S. military and intelligence support for the regimes in Algiers, Tunis, Rabat, and Nouakchott. In fact, many of the Islamist "militants" arrested by local military and police forces in the Sahel region and accused of being AQIM and Salafist "terrorists" are merely small-time criminals involved in smuggling drugs and weapons across poorly-protected national borders.

One of the chief Pentagon supporters for U.S. client-dictators across the Sahel to the Horn of Africa is Vicki Huddleston, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for African Affairs, who maintains particularly close connections to Algeria's military and security hierarchy, including Defense Minister-Delegate Abdelmalek Guenaizia and African and Maghreb Affairs Minister Abdelkader Messahel.

Details of Huddleston's October 2009 meeting in Algiers with senior Algerian officials remain shrouded in secrecy, according to the Algerian newspaper Liberté in an October 20, 2009 article. However, many in the Algerian opposition believe that Huddleston was discussing the establishment of permanent U.S. military bases in Algeria. Huddleston also had a meeting at the Algerian Defense Ministry at which "military and technical cooperation" was discussed. A prior visit by officers of the US European Command to Algiers concentrated on the training of Algerian intelligence, special security police, and gendarmes by Pentagon-and CIA-supplied instructors. There were also reports that Saudi Arabia covertly financed the purchase from the United States of armored security vehicles by Algeria and Mauritania for use against anti-regime activists...

Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, a known supporter of Israeli interests, also has established close ties with Algeria's leaders, notably Foreign Minister Ahmed Ouyahia. Just as with Israel's special relationship with Egypt's intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, Tel Aviv has established close links with the leaders of other Arab dictatorships, including Algeria, using trusted American interlocutors like Jeffrey CIA Feltman and Huddleston. Huddleston has a long resume that includes past postings in locations where the CIA has been engaged in major covert activities: she was George W. Bush's head of the US Interests Section in Havana in 2002 where she was engaged in anti-Castro activities and ambassador to Ethiopia, where she helped provide political and military support to that nation's dictator Meles Zenawi.

As with Algeria, the Pentagon has been supplying the Saleh regime in Yemen with massive amounts of military and security hardware. US Special Operations forces have been training Yemeni security forces who have targeted Shi'a Zaidi tribal members in north Yemen and South Yemeni secessionist forces in the former People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, a formerly socialist nation that was forcibly kept within Yemen in a 1994 civil war, a war in which the Clinton administration provided north Yemeni forces with military hardware and satellite and communication intelligence.

The Pentagon has justified its $150 million in military and security assistance to Yemen for fiscal year 2010 by claiming it is needed to fight "AQAP," another CIA- and Mossad-constructed "Al-Qaeda" franchise. The Pentagon has doubled military assistance to Yemen for fiscal year 2011 to $250 million. The assistance, which almost mirrors that given to the Algerian regime, includes night-vision equipment, armored vehicles, Humvees, Huey helicopters, and communications and Internet surveillance systems. Yemeni forces have used their U.S.-supplied military hardware and training to brutally suppress pro-democracy demonstrations in Sanaa, Aden, and other cities in the country.

While the Obama administration offers platitudes to the pro-democracy wave sweeping the Arab world, the military assistance provided by the Pentagon and CIA to repressive regimes speaks for itself. The last-ditch efforts by the Pentagon, State Department, and CIA to save the Mubarak regime in its final days will be repeated in Algiers, Sanaa, Jordan, Syria, Morocco, Riyadh, Manama and the capitals of other U.S. client states in the North Africa and Middle East region....While US/Israeli Psyops will be rekindled in Iran with "tweeting" Gucci revolutionaries in a vain attempt at destabilizing Iran...

FY 2011 official US military assistance to client dictatorships in North Africa and Middle East

Trans-Sahara Counter-Terrorism Partnership (TSCTP) $20,000,000

IMET - Algeria $ 950,000

IMET - Yemen $ 1,100,000

Foreign Military Financing - Yemen $ 35,000,000

Yemen for fiscal year 2011 - $250 million

2011 -- Hillary Clinton on her way out; Obama has lost faith in her loyalty to him

Obama seething over Clinton, Biden, and Gates backroom foreign policy....
Our normally reliably informed sources are reporting that President Obama, upset that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had urged him, under false pretenses, to name as the president's special envoy to Egypt, Frank Wisner, Jr, has strongly privately suggested that Clinton ought to submit her resignation. Obama has also, according to our sources, offered the Secretary of State job to Senator John Kerry (D-MA), who has signaled his willingness to accept.

Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, according to a New York Times report, backed the naming of Wisner, a long-time CIA agent-of-influence who has operated under State Department official cover as a diplomat for decades, is a close personal friend of Egyptian ex-President Hosni Mubarak, a relationship developed when Wisner served as President Reagan's ambassador to Cairo.

Obama, according to our sources, was unaware of Wisner's close ties to Mubarak and was shocked to discover that Clinton, Biden, and Gates were aware that Wisner was offering lightly-conditional U.S. support to Mubarak, while Obama was urging a quick transition of power. It was the vote of confidence in Mubarak from the trio of Clinton, Biden, and Gates that delayed, for an entire day, Mubarak's previously-reported departure from office. Mubarak was given the false impression by Wisner that the Egyptian leader had the full support of Clinton, Biden, and Gates and, therefore, the president also. It was not the case.

It turns out that Clinton, Biden, and Gates were following the dictates of key players in the pro-Mubarak Israel Lobby in Washington and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York rather than from the policy-makers in the office of the President. We have also learned that Obama is scaling back Biden's involvement in fundamental foreign policy issues, preferring his interaction with key foreign governments, especially those in the Middle East, to be limited to public diplomacy and social functions.

Gates has announced he is leaving his post during 2011, however, Obama now needs Gates's continued support to shepherd a Defense budget, minus key pet weapons systems, through a hawkish Republican House of Representatives.

However, it is Mrs. Clinton who has earned Obama's focused anger. The White House was shocked when Wisner, after having returned from Cairo, told the Munich Security Conference by a video-link from New York that a temporarily leadership role for Mubarak was required during the transition phase in Egypt. Wisner also echoed the views of the Israel Lobby that America's primary position in post-Mubarak Egypt was a firm commitment to the peace treaty with Israel and freezing out the Muslim Brotherhood from any political power. Except for the peace treaty issue, Wisner's comments largely contradicted Obama's policy but reflected those of Clinton, Biden, and Gates.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told a news conference: "Former Ambassador Wisner is not an employee of the government . . . his views on who should or shouldn't be the head of Egypt don't represent the views of our administration." But unbeknown to Obama and Gibbs, Wisner's views did represent those of a significant faction of the administration.

What infuriated Obama was Clinton's brash lie after she listened to Wisner's video speech in Munich, enunciating views that she supported: "Oh, we all respect Frank and his service for many years, and appreciate his travel to Egypt. But he does not speak for the administration." Clinton had also stated in Munich that the administration supported the Muslim Brotherhood's participation in the Egyptian political dialogue but she covertly was undermining any role for the Muslim Brotherhood in encouraging Wisner's comments to the security conference.

Obama was also irked by Wisner's comments -- and Clinton's covert support for them -- to the Munich conference, made to key American allies and showing them that the United States appeared to have different policies on the events unfolding in Egypt. Witnessing America's schizophrenic foreign policy in Munich were British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Obama was required to personally call both leaders, as well as others, to explain that what Wisner stated publicly and what Clinton reportedly said privately were not the president's policy. Obama has let it be known that he will not be embarrassed again by Clinton and that is what is prompting his desire for her resignation and her replacement by Kerry. Obama relied on Kerry to interface with Egyptian leaders to fully delineate Obama's policies amid the confusion created by Clinton, Biden, and Gates....

How can the US vociferously support the pro-democracy demonstrations in Iran while maintaining a muted response to the demonstrations in Bahrain? If the demonstrations succeed in Bahrain and a pro-Iranian Shia group comes to power, it could affect the operations of the US Fifth Fleet, the headquarters of which are located in Bahrain.

The spread of the unrest in the Gulf region could impact on oil security. Mrs.Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, and Mr.Robert Gates, the US Defense Secretary, are reported to have contacted their counterparts in Bahrain and urged restraint.Obama's spokesman Jay Carney has said the President's view is that "we oppose the use of violence by the government of Bahrain." If the US is not careful in handling the issue, it may end up by playing into the hands of Iran. At present, both the US and Iran face an equal dilemma in Bahrain, but the ultimate advantage could be with Iran if the protest movement picks up further momentum

There is considerable nervousness in the Gulf Countries.Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Co-operation Council consisting of Bahrain,Oman,Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates held an emergency meeting in Manama on February 17 and said in a statement: "Our security is a collective responsibility and there is no question of accepting foreign interference."

The crisis in Bahrain poses a ticklish situation for Indian workers---particularly India Muslims, many of whom are believed to be Sunnis. If the Shia's ultimately succeed, local anger could turn against the Sunnis from South Asia, who will be suspected of letting themselves be used by the Sunni rulers to suppress the movement....

Bahrain is "Westernized" and utterly corrupt....

Bahrainis peacefully demanded political reforms, Regime responded killing peaceful protesters...

Bahrainis, especially majority Shiites, came out in an unprecedented peaceful demonstration demanding constitutional reforms seeking political freedom and justice. However the autocratic minority Sunni regime responded with violent crackdown raining death and destruction.

As a result the people who once asked for political reforms now demand the removal of the king and his regime to pave the way for a government run by an elected parliament.

Bahrain, with a chain of 30 islands and a territory of 717 sq kilometers, has a population of around 800,000 of which around three quarters are Shiites. They accuse the regime of shutting them out of housing, healthcare and government jobs. They also complain of unemployment and poverty and accuse the government of employing expatriates - according to 2010 UN figures there were 235,108 expats.

Some of the Shiite villages lack even basic needs in contrast to the mansions of the elite in exclusive areas. The island is ruled by Khalifah family, Sunni Muslims, which captured power in 1783 after expelling the Persians who still view Bahrain as a renegade province exacerbating sectarian tensions.

The two sides do not trust each and the suspicion has been deep rooted and historic.

Bahrain, a British protectorate under the 1861 Treaty with UK, became independent on 15 August 1971. In February 2002 the country became a hereditary monarchy with a toothless and cosmetic bicameral legislature and a powerless consultative Council.

The political system is a medieval style autocratic tribal rule as in the case of rest of the Gulf countries. Sunnis dominated by the ruling Khalifa family remain a privileged lot with all the powers and perks. They control the armed forces, the government, government machinery, business, wealth, land, exclusive beaches and almost everything other than the air which the Khalifas cannot prevent the Shiites from breathing.,

As in the case of all pro western countries Bahrain too is westernized and corrupt. Liquor flows freely and some areas known for prostitution involving Muslim women from poverty stricken North Africa , Central Asia and several other countries including Iraq where women who once lived a decent life but driven to poverty following the US invasion. Friday is usually a Holy Day for Muslims worldwide. However here in Bahrain it is a day of fun, wining, dining and sinning starting from Thursday onward. Saudis and others from the region flock to the island for their weekend fun and sin.

People in general resist this shameful state of affair. However they are helpless as speaking about this means asking for trouble .Thus they suffer in silence with deep frustration.

Though a tiny island Bahrain has huge regional and international political dimensions and implications. For example Iran has been sympathetic towards the Shiites. This causes serious concern in Saudi Arabia which has a sizable suppressed Shiite population in its eastern region known for its oil wealth which is controlled by the Saudi ruling family. To ward off any potential Iranian threat Saudi Arabia built multibillion dollar causeway linking Bahrain with Saudi mainland.

Bahrain is also the home for US Navy's Fifth Fleet which is a shield for American forces against many countries "especially Iran, spy on Iran and controls the Strait of Hormoz. Thus it would do everything to ensure that the regime remains in power.

It was under such circumstance that the Bahrainis, encouraged by political developments in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan,Yemen and Algeria, came out on peaceful demonstrations on 14 Monday 2011 to draw attention to their longstanding grievances. They called for a new constitution that would move the country toward democracy as well as limited state control for the monarchy over top government posts and all critical decisions.

The regime responded with force using clubs, tear gas and live ammunition killing a peaceful demonstrator and injuring many enraging all alike.

The ruler King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah apologized.

The death prompted the opposition to call for massive participation. When the people gathered for the funeral the regime, once again, unleashed violence killing more peaceful demonstrators. In a single pre-dawn assault on Thursday by riot police on protesters sleeping in the Pearl Square four people were killed, 231 wounded and 60 others were missing,. The attack has been strongly condemned by members of the international community, including the United Nations.

One columnist said "The king Hamad has blood on his hands after his mercenary security forces - Pakistani, Indian, Syrian and Jordanian - with no previous warning, attacked sleeping, peaceful protesters at 3 am on Thursday at the Pearl roundabout. Altogether seven peaceful demonstrators were killed, hundreds injured and scores disappeared-some believe killed. In the midst eighteen members of the Bahrain parliament resigned from their posts to protest against the violent crackdown.

Shiite cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Kassim who described the killing as massacre warned that Bahrain's Shia uprising has just begun and if Manama fails to satisfy the people's legitimate demands for change quickly, it will pay a heavy price. He urged Bahraini authorities to release innocent prisoners and to fight the widespread corruption .He also criticized Manama for not trying to prevent the spread of atheism in the country, warning that if the government does not change its policy, in the near future, atheism will prevail.

In this volatile and tense environment King Hamad praised the troops for what he described as their "bravery". This was not only provocative but also insult to peaceful demonstrators. The inevitable result was the people who for political reforms now demand the removal of the king himself and his government .....

Shiites dug in at Pearl roundabout, Bahraini version of Cairo's Tahrir Square, stating they will not leave until their demands are met....

The US, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Gulf rulers will not allow the fall of King Hamad and his regime. Change of regime means a nightmare scenario for US and the Gulf States as it would be tantamount to handing over power to a pro Iranian Bahrain....

In Bahrain it is Iran vs. US, Britain, Israel and the Gulf sheikhdoms which were brought under US security umbrella during the past two decades. Perhaps it is time for serious and meaningful reforms meeting some of Shiites' demands?