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Saturday, July 31, 2010

"Anti-Jewish Bus Ads" are Unthinkable; Anti-Muslim Ones Are Real. WHY?

My previous post, a tongue-in-cheek "report" on imaginary "Anti-Jewish Bus Ads" appearing in major cities, satirizes a mainstream newspaper report, 'Anti-Islamic' Bus Ads Appear in Major Cities.

My satire appears to have been fully understood by only one of the many people who have commented on  it--namely, a Facebook friend who wrote: "That'll be the day LOL. Good one!"

Here is my own comment responding to those who misunderstood the satire:
Wow! I guess irony and satire are no longer comprehensible tropes in this culture--even when the author explains exactly what he's doing, and when the audience is self-selected for intelligence and skepticism. The people who believe that this "anti-Jewish bus ad" is (a) real, and/or (b) reflecting actual anti-Jewish views, must be living on a different planet from mine. If you think for one second that the municipal bus service of any major or minor US city would actually permit this "anti-Jewish bus ad" to be displayed on their buses...well, you're living on a different planet from mine. And that, of course, is the whole point! Major municipal bus services DID allow similar anti-Muslim ads to be displayed on their buses -- even though a comparable anti-Jewish ad is completely unthinkable (to those on this planet, at least). That is an unacceptable double standard and an outrageous injustice against Muslims, who have exactly the same rights as all other religious groups in the US. This double-standard is the object of my satire. Okay? Everybody got it, now?
The double-standard I'm trying to reveal (and annihilate) is so deep-rooted and emotional that most people can't confront it or even contemplate it. The average educated American has been trained to react to any negatively-connoted reference to Jews, Judaism, or Jewishness as if he or she were kicked in the stomach. Yet the same person has been trained to feel an equally deep & visceral mistrust or animosity toward Islam and Muslims.

The 9/11 public relations stunt was designed to coercively instill Islamophobia so deeply into the emotionally-governed American subconscious that no amount of rational-empirical evidence about who really did it would make any difference.

I want to reach into your guts and drag this whole web of visceral emotional programming--this morass of raw, bleeding unconscious feelings--right in front of your face where you can see it and ask: "How did this hideous islamophobic tumor get implanted in me?"

If you noticed that you had a visceral reaction to the laughably bogus "Anti-Jewish bus ad" but not to the all-too-real Anti-Islamic bus ad, your battle against the cancer of Islamophobia has begun.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Anti-Jewish Bus Ads Appear in Major Cities

The above ad has appeared on buses in the 
Miami and San Francisco Bay areas

The growing debate over the Jews' place in America, which is escalating in light of experts' statements that the US military knows that the Israeli MOSSAD blew up the World Trade Center on 9/11, is increasingly playing out on city streets across the country. Ads by a group calling itself Break the Jewish Stranglehold on America, which aims to provide a refuge for former Jews, read: "Doubting the Holy-caust? Like Palestinians OK? Is your family or community threatening you? Tired of being a Jew? GoyByChoice.com - Google 'David Cole.'"

The ads are part of a larger conversation over Jews' image, which Jewish organizations admit has been hurt by extremists both at home and abroad who are exterminating the Palestinian people. But many conservative groups say that concern about Jewish wealth and power isn't alarmist, pointing to evidence that virtually the entire US mainstream media is owned and run by radical Jewish Zionists, that about half of America's richest billionaires are radical Jewish Zionists, and that the 51 major Jewish organizations in the US -- all unregistered agents of a foreign power -- own Congress and the White House and are largely responsible for the genocide in Occupied Palestine.

A self-described "anti-Talmudist," Shamela Heller is the conservative blogger and executive director of Break the Jewish Stranglehold on America who conceived of the "Tired of Being a Jew" ad campaign. Her bus posters, she says, were partly inspired by the ongoing case involving David Cole, a young Jewish man who received death threats from Jewish organizations after publicly expressing doubts about the Jews' sacred holocaust narrative, and was forced into a transparently insincere recantation by the escalating threats of violence.

Ms. Heller described her campaign as "a defense of religious and intellectual freedom," in an e-mail response to questions. The goal, she says, is mainly "to help ex-Jews who are in trouble" and also "to raise awareness of the threat that free thinkers live under even in the West."

But some religious rights organizations contend that the real intent is to incite anti-Jewish prejudice. "This ad campaign is transparently obscene," said Jewish rights activist Noah Moore. "Can you imagine what would happen if someone tried to mount a comparable campaign against Muslims? It wouldn't be tolerated for an instant."

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Note: The above is a satirical response to the Christian Science Monitor article  'Anti-Islamic' bus ads appear in major cities. Please note that this parody essentially wrote itself -- all the author had to do was substitute Jewish for Islamic references. If, like some readers of my other satirical posts, you can't figure out what it means, just go back and re-read the final two sentences.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Israel Admits: "Our Troops Are Psychopaths!"

Yesterday's radio guest Gordon Duff just broke a big story:


Gordon is skeptical of the Zionist claim that their troops, unlike American soldiers, don't suffer from PTSD. If this is true, Gordon says, maybe it's because American soldiers are fighting and dying for a Zionist-orchestrated series of lies, and are treated like "broken toys" when they come home; while Israeli soldiers are committing genocide for their own national benefit, and are relatively well-treated by their US-taxpayer-funded regime.

But there is a simpler explanation: In claiming that its soldiers are immune to PTSD, Israel is implicitly confessing that its troops are psychopaths.

 In On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society, Lt. Col. Dave Grossman shows that throughout history, 5% of the soldiers -- the psychopaths and borderline psychopaths -- have done 95% of the killing. As Grossman explains, studies by S.L.A. Marshall and associates showed that the vast majority of World War II infantry soldiers found ways to avoid firing at the enemy; and archeological evidence suggests that the same was true of previous wars.

Normal human beings can only kill at tremendous psychological cost, and thus find ways to avoid killing on the battlefield, even if it means losing their own lives. A non-psychopath who kills in wartime will almost certainly suffer some form of PTSD upon returning to civilian life.

Marshall's studies spurred the development of intensive Pavlovian conditioning methods that raised the shoot-to-kill ratio to 50% in the Korean war, and 90% in Vietnam. That, Grossman suggests, is why PTSD rates skyrocketed. Normal, non-psychopathic men were being effectively turned into killers for the first time in history. When they came home, they couldn't live with themselves.

It is a tribute to the American character -- to the fact that only about 5% of American men are psychopaths -- that our troops suffer from so much PTSD.

The Israelis, on the other hand...how to put this politely?

Andrzej Lobaczewski, in his seminal study of political psychopathy Political Ponerology, writes:

"The pathocratic phenomenon [a society ruled by psychopaths and those who catch the psychopathic contagion] has appeared many times in history...[it sometimes] occurs when the religious association itself succumbs to infection...succumbs to destruction from within, its organism becomes subordinated to goals completely different from the original idea, and its theosophic and moral values fall prey to characteristic deformation, thereby serving as a disguise for domination by pathological individuals. The religious idea then becomes both a justification for using force and sadism against nonbelievers, heretics, and sorcerers, and a conscience drug for people who put such inspirations into effect."

Clearly the "religious idea" of Zionism has undergone this kind of pathological shift. Israel is a psychopathic state par excellence. Its soldiers slaughter innocent Palestinian children by the hundreds as they play on sidewalks and schoolyards as a de facto national policy:

"Two thirds of the 621 children (two thirds under 15 years) killed at checkpoints, in the street, on the way to school, in their homes, died from small arms fire, directed in over half of cases to the head, neck and chest - the sniper's wound...Clearly, soldiers are routinely authorised to shoot to kill children in situations of minimal or no threat." (British Medical Journal 10/16/04)

There are countless eyewitness accounts of these child-killings. For example, Chris Hedges,  one of our nation's most respected journalists,  wrote in Harper's magazine (October 2001) that he had been in several war zones,  but he had never seen soldiers luring children within range of their guns, then gut-shooting them for sport, until he saw Israeli soldiers doing it in the Occupied Territories. 

The Israeli soldiers who gut-shoot Palestinian children for sport apparently feel no remorse, and therefore suffer from no PTSD. Israeli society and its judicial system feel no remorse either, which is why they never prosecute the child-killers, and why polls show that more than 90% of Israeli Jews approve of the criminal destruction of Gaza by Operation Cast Lead.

 A society that slaughters innocent children without remorse is a society of psychopaths.

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Related articles:

Dead Babies, & the Death of the American Dream

Twilight of the Psychopaths

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Blankfort vs. the Chomskybots

Regular radio guest Jeff Blankfort's latest Chomsky critique has elicited yelps of outrage from the followers of His Noam-ness.  (Jeff debated Richard Curtis on my show last month, and skewered Chomsky back in April.)

Methinks they doth protest too much. What's really going on here, it seems to me, is that Chomsky and his fellow-left-Jewish-Zionist acolytes are trying to police the pro-Palestinian movement in the US, and Blankfort is calling them on it. Specifically, the Chomskyites don't want pro-Palestinians  challenging the legitimacy of the Zionist state or engaging in effective action against it. And the most effective possible action -- the exposure of the Zionist Fifth Column in America as prime enemy of both American ideals and the American people -- is what Zionists posing as pro-Palestinian lefties truly fear and loathe. As Blankfort suggests, these folks, who are extremely prominent and numerous on the left, have effectively hobbled the pro-Palestinian movement in America.

I know this from personal experience. In the late 1990s, I dared to express the Muslim-majority viewpoint on Zionism -- that it is just another Crusade whose days are numbered, that it is an artifact of the vast power of the Zionist Power Configuration (ZPC) in the US, and that the best way to fight it is for pro-Palestinians to be American patriots and expose the ZPC as an enemy parasite on our body politic. For saying things like this on the al-Awda (Madison, WI) forum, I was viciously attacked by a Jewish left-Zionist bully named Allen Ruff, who is well-known in Madison for his physical as well as verbal aggression against fellow activists.

Ruff never physically attacked me, as he has apparently attacked several other local activists. (Here he is punching Mike Delaney because Delaney dared to wear a "Zionists Did 9/11" T-shirt.) Though my face remains unacquainted with his fist, Ruff has repeatedly offered me snarls of verbal abuse accompanied by fierce grimaces.

The last time I was in Rainbow Cooperative Bookstore, where Ruff works, he saw me browsing and charged me, stopping only when his unsightly mug was a foot or so from my face. "Get out of here," he screamed. I held my ground and stared him down, informing him that it was a public, cooperative bookstore. Ruff continued screaming at me. Another bookstore worker appeared and asked me to leave, apparently assuming that I had caused the disturbance. I explained that I was just looking at books when this maniac (Ruff) came screaming out of nowhere for no apparent reason. The worker continued to ask me to leave, then retreated as I ignored both her and Ruff and continued examining the bookshelves, under Ruff's angry glare, for another ten minutes or so before leaving.

This sort of thing happened dozens of times between roughly 1997 and 2007. What made it so bizarre was that I had never evinced the slightest shade of antagonism toward Ruff. On the contrary, I always treated him politely, usually with attempts at friendliness. (I somehow held out hopes of winning him over as an ally.) Then finally, in 2007, after having been unilaterally abused at least several dozen times, I finally verbally unloaded on him after he approached me in a public place and snarled "I hear you're a holocaust denier." The corpulent bully seemed to wilt under the heat of my words. Apparently he isn't accustomed to people standing up to him.

Of the dozens of incidences of verbal abuse I've endured from Ruff, the most bizarre occurred just seconds before I introduced David Ray Griffin at his nationally-televised C-Span talk at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I was standing at the podium getting ready to introduce Dr. Griffin when a visibly apoplectic Ruff, a fanatical enemy of 9/11 truth, got up from his seat, approached me, and growled from close proximity: "We're keeping a file on you! That right, WE ARE KEEPING A FILE ON YOU!" The next morning, he mass-emailed an attack on me, the gist of which was that I was a bad guy because one of the endorsers of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth, Israel Shamir, was a bad guy. He then began circulating rumors falsely (and ridiculously) claiming that I had accused him of being a Mossad agent.

What explains such out-of-control animosity? A Palestinian graduate student, intimately familiar with the movement, explained it to me: "Ruff and other Jewish lefties -- who are not really opposed to Zionism -- are trying to dominate the pro-Palestinian movement in the USA. They insert themselves between the Palestinians and the American people, and do everything they can to keep the Palestinians marginalized and ineffective, and to make sure that nobody ever talks about the elephant in the living room -- the Zionist Power Configuration. Anybody who lets Muslims or Palestinians speak for themselves, or who shares the fully anti-Zionist views of most Muslims and Palestinians, becomes a target for 'anti-Semite' mudslinging. You, Kevin, are their worst nightmare. You're an articulate white American Muslim and a committed anti-Zionist, and you know and openly say that the neocon Zionists did 9/11. You're plainly not anti-Semitic, yet you know and say that the only way to beat the Jewish lobby is to expose them as an anti-American fifth column. This terrifies them. No wonder you take so much abuse from the likes of Ruff."

And no wonder Blankfort takes so much abuse from the acolytes of Noam "it wouldn't matter if 9/11 was an inside job" Chomsky.

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[Note: Along with his attempts to intimidate me, and his verbal and physical attacks on other activists, Ruff has authored a deceptive hatchet job on James Petras, the only American academic with the guts to research and tell the truth about Zionist power in the US.  (Listen to last Tuesday's interview with Petras here.)]

Friday, July 23, 2010

Tarpley: Obama Is Preparing to Bomb Iran

On Tuesday's show, James Petras agreed that odds of a catastrophic US attack on Iran are increasing rapidly. Gordon Duff will discuss this urgent issue on tomorrow's Truth Jihad Radio. Meanwhile regular radio guest Webster Tarpley weighs in...

Obama Is Preparing to Bomb Iran

Webster G. Tarpley
July 21, 2010

After about two and a half years during which the danger of war between the United States and Iran was at a relatively low level, this threat is now rapidly increasing. A pattern of political and diplomatic events, military deployments, and media chatter now indicates that Anglo-American ruling circles, acting through the troubled Obama administration, are currently gearing up for a campaign of bombing against Iran, combined with special forces incursions designed to stir up rebellions among the non-Persian nationalities of the Islamic Republic. Naturally, the probability of a new fake Gulf of Tonkin incident or false flag terror attack staged by the Anglo-American war party and attributed to Iran or its proxies is also growing rapidly.

The moment in the recent past when the US came closest to attacking Iran was August-September 2007, at about the time of the major Israeli bombing raid on Syria. This was the phase during which the Cheney faction in effect hijacked a fully loaded B-52 bomber equipped with six nuclear-armed cruise missiles, and attempted to take it to the Middle East outside of the command and control of the Pentagon, presumably to be used in a colossal provocation designed by the private rogue network for which Cheney was the visible face. A few days before the B-52 escaped control of legally constituted US authorities, a group of antiwar activists issued The Kennebunkport Warning of August 24-25, 2007, which had been drafted by the present writer. It was very significant that US institutional forces acted at that time to prevent the rogue B-52 from proceeding on its way towards the Middle East. The refusal to let the rogue B-52 take off reflected a growing consensus in the US military-intelligence community and the ruling elite in general that the Bush-Cheney-neocon policy of direct military aggression towards all comers had become counterproductive and very dangerous, running the risk of a terminal case of imperial overstretch. Continue reading Obama Is Preparing to Bomb Iran

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Gilad Atzmon: Give History a Chance!

Here is Gilad's brilliant talk from last night's Debunking the War on Terror conference. Meeting Gilad was one of the highlights of this amazing week in London, which I will be writing about very soon.


A talk given at the"Debunking the War on Terror" Symposium on July 14th, Friends House, Euston Station, London UJ

The War on Terror Within

1 The more pain we inflict on others the more we become familiar with evil, aggression and brutality.

1.1  The more cruel we are towards others, the more devastated we are by the possibility that  the subjects of our brutality may also be as nasty as we happen to be.

1.2   According to Freud this is what projection is all about.

1.2.1 Otto Weininger refines it, ‘we hate in others, that which we don’t like in ourselves’ he says.

1.3  As it happens, the dynamic of projection is amplified once the subject of our terror is hopeless and defenseless.

1.3.1 The reason is obvious. The more hopeless the subject of our terror is, the more we are inclined to face our relentless viciousness first hand.

2      Israeli treatment of the Palestinians is a devastating example of the above. The more hopeless and defenseless the Palestinians are, the more vicious the Israeli becomes.

2.1   And yet, the more vicious the Israeli is, the more he or she is horrified by ‘terror’.

3      In reality, the Israelis are actually horrified by their own cruelty which they project onto others.

4      The recent cold-blooded murder of 11 peace activists in the high seas by Israeli Navy commandos was nothing but a shocking exposure of that lethal dynamic. The more ethically transparent, innocent and harmless the humanitarian mission to Gaza is, the more lethal the Israeli becomes.

The English Speaking Empire

5. In fact, Israel is just a micro-cosmos of this kind of brutal vicious circle.

6. The so-called ‘War Against Terror’ is in fact a war against the terror within.

6.1 We attack, rob and plunder innocent people and innocent nations. Yet, the more pain we inflict on them the more terrorised we become by our own endless brutality.

Jesus Christ Super Star  

7. Jesus taught us how to dismantle our vindictive projection. ‘Turn the other cheek’, he preached, in opposition to the infamous Old Testament’s ‘eye for an eye’.

7.1 Turning the other cheek, is commonly realised as a means to counter an aggressor. However, it maybe the only possible measure to dismantle the ‘terror within’, that same aggression that brews inside us as we become vindictive.

7.1.1 By turning the other cheek we may manage to defuse the violence within us. We replace it with acceptance, we disarm ourselves. We give peace a chance.

From Promised Land to Promised Planet

8. Zionism presented itself initially as a Jewish nationalist patriotic movement aimed at becoming both a homecoming and a dwelling.

8.1 Zionism vowed initially to collect Jews from around the world and to bring them to Palestine. It was inspired by the idea of a national home in a ‘promised land.’

8.2 This is definitely not the case anymore. Zionism took a different route. It actually expects the Diaspora Jews to mount pressure on Western governments and media. Wolfowitz was very productive in shaping America’s interests and desires, as was David Aaronovitch in championing ‘moral interventionist’ wars in The Times, David Miliband  fulfilled his duty fighting to amend British Universal Jurisdiction within the British cabinet to allow Israeli war criminals to visit this Kingdom. Alan Dershowitz  managed to transform the  American academic world into a Yeshiva. Haim Saban, the Israeli American tycoon, bankrolls the Democratic party when he isn’t buying American media outlets or funding a new think tank.

8.3 The Israelis realised a long time ago that it is far cheaper to buy the entire Western political system than buy a single tank.

8.4 Zionism has become a global movement with global interests.

8.4.1 It drifted from the discourse of ‘promised land’ into the politics of ‘promised planet’

8.5 Consequently, British and American soldiers are dying in growing numbers fighting Zionist wars.

8.6 More concerning is the fact that British and American people have been made  complicit in a genocide driven by Zionists.

8.7 However, the most troubling issue here is the fact that Brits and Americans are  driven by an Old Testament vindictive ideology, namely an ‘eye for an eye’. One would have expected that considering the Christian foundation of Britain and the USA these countries would be inspired by compassionate Christian ideas such as ‘love your neighbour’ and ‘turn the other cheek.’

The Open Society and Its Enemies

9  Historians will have to find out at what point in time British and American political power and media gave up on compassion and peace.

9.1 Yet, in order to do so, historians must be free to think and to say what they think.

9.1.1 We must, therefore, restore the respected notion of history and the notion of historical research.  We have to make sure that every chapter in our past is academically accessible. We also must reinstate freedom of thought, speech and expression. These crucial and elementary human rights have been jeopardised in the name of political correctness and legislation. 

9.2 History is founded on the belief that a deeper understanding of the past may help us to shape our future.

9.3 Such an idea is transparent enough to support the realisation that history can lead to peace and reconciliation. We can simply try to amend the horror of the past by adopting a peaceful thinking.

9.3.1 To turn the other cheek is to some extent  a product of proper historical realisation. It suggests that violence leads to more violence, yet, endurance and self control bring peace about.

10 Devastatingly enough, Britain and America implement the opposite lesson. Rather than aim towards peace and reconciliation, we are actually committing more and more crimes in the name of the past. Like the Israelis who kill in the name of the Shoa, we kill in the name of ‘democracy’, ‘moral interventionism’ and even ‘coca-cola’. As if this is not enough, when we run out of reasons, like the Israelis we kill in the name of Jewish suffering.

11 It doesn’t take a genius to gather that the proponent of these precepts in our midsts are devoted Zionists. It doesn’t take a genius to gather that Wolfowitz’s Doctrine lead to the war in Iraq. It is literally transparent that the ‘moral interventionism’ that is advocated by David Miliband, Aaronovitch and Nick Cohen is a pretext for violence. It is not exactly a  secret that when Britain was taken into illegal Iraq war,  Lord Levy, a Zionist by admission, was Labour's No 1 fund raiser.

Give History a Chance

12 Our vision and re-vision of the past can shape our future, and yet, our vision of the future can also shape our past.

12.1 I will try to enlighten this complicated idea through a simple yet devastating hypothetical and imaginary lethal war scenario:

We, for instance, can envisage a horrific situation created by an imaginary hypothetical  Israeli nuclear attack on Iran in which millions of innocent people die every day. I guess that amongst the few survivors of such a horrific reality, some may be so bold to insist that ‘the history of Jewish suffering might make sense after all.’

Again the above scenario is a product of the imagination, it by no means justifies Jewish suffering,  and yet, such a vision of a ‘possible’ horrific development should ideally stop Zionist enthusiasts from advocating a war against Iran or anyone else. However, the above fictional scenario should help us to grasp how a vision of the future can also amend or transform our comprehension of the past.

12.2 At the moment our history books are sealed and cemented. We cannot engage in a real study of our most relevant past and we are therefore denied  the right to consider its meaning.

12.3 Consequently, we have failed to encompass the real ethical meaning of world war II and the holocaust in particular. Similarly, we are silenced when it comes to the events that led towards the  2nd Iraq War. We are supposed to wait for the current Iraq Inquiry with the almost absurd hope that rabid Zionist Martin Gilbert will be kind enough to show us the truth.

13. With history being squashed it is hardly surprising that the same people who flattened Hamburg, Pforzheim, Dresden, Hiroshima and Nagasaki continued to do the same in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq.

14. Similarly, the same lobbies that pushed Britain and America to a deadly confrontation with the Mulsim world are now pushing us to flatten Iran.

15. To save the world and to bring peace about, we must learn our past and we must be free to so.  Revisionism is the means towards a better future.

Give History a Chance.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Truth Terrorists in London

A few years ago, when the FBI detained me at the airport and asked me "are you a terrorist," I told them no, I was working to expose the real terrorists.

But it all depends on how you define terrorism, doesn't it?

If terrorism is "politically-inspired dissemination of fear," then those who terrified the population with the phony "war on terror" are the second-biggest terrorists ever.

Then who are the biggest terrorists?

Us. The truth-tellers.

The lies about the horrific dangers of radical Islamic terrorism may be terrifying. But the truth -- that the whole thing is a hoax, and that our own leaders are the real terrorists, meaning the real killers and bombers and purveyors of pain and death -- is far more terrifying.

I would have explained this to the customs agent at Heathrow had she asked me. Instead, she just asked what I would be doing in London. I said I was participating in a symposium entitled "Debunking the War on Terror." She smiled and waved me through with no luggage check.

Had British customs checked my luggage, they would have found some of the most fearsome weapons of truth terrorism ever devised: DVDs and brochures from Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, and copies of my book Questioning the War on Terror.

So here I am in London, getting ready for next Thursday's symposium. My fellow speaker and truth terrorist, Ken O'Keefe, has just published a real bombshell, An American Terrorist in London.

Meanwhile symposium participant Gilad Atzmon passes on the news that CNN editor Octavia Nasr was fired because she expressed respect for the late Grand Ayatollah Mohaamed Hussein Fadlallah in a tweet.

I would like to make it plain to the British authorities, who have me as well as the rest of the 60 million people in England under surveillance, that I also respect the late Ayatollah.

And if expressing that simple truth makes me a terrorist, just wait till you hear some of the other truths I came here to tell.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Four of the West's Boldest Dissidents Gather in London for July 14th "Debunking the War on Terror" Symposium 

The forthcoming "Debunking the War on Terror" symposium in London brings together four of the most outspoken and eloquent challengers to the Zio-American imperial order that has emerged post-September 11th. While most of the left and antiwar movements have chosen to remain "loyal opposition," each of these four individuals has gone one step further, by challenging the very roots of the mainstream Western consensus and accepting the physical, professional or intellectual exile that ensues. If the consensus is starting to shift, it is due in large part to such bold challenges as these.

Kenneth O'Keefe, the symposium's Master of Ceremonies, renounced his US citizenship and left the USA after the events of September 11th and the ensuing US wars of aggression. He organized the human shield project, an attempt to prevent Bush's attack on Iraq by placing US and European volunteers beside likely bombing targets. More recently, he has gained broad media exposure for his defense of the humanitarian aid ship the Mavi Marmara--he was "directly involved in disarming two Israeli commandos" on that ship--and subsequent brutalization by Israeli authorities.

Gilad Atzmon, who will be speaking on "From Promised Land to Promised Planet: Zionism and Neoconservatism," is an outspoken opponent of Zionism and highly critical voice of Jewish identity politics. An Israeli-born British jazz saxophonist, his album "Exile" was the BBC's "jazz album of the year" in 2003. He is also an acclaimed novelist and political essayist whose views on Zionism, empire and resistance provocatively challenge the boundaries of what passes for polite Western discourse.

Dr. Kevin Barrett, one of America's best-known critics of the "war on terror," has been blacklisted by the University of Wisconsin since 2007 due to his political views. A Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, he is the author of Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie (2007) and of Questioning the War on Terror (2009/2010) as well as the lead editor (with theologian John Cobb and Jewish Studies professor Sandra Lubarsky) of 9/11 & American Empire Vol. II: Christians, Jews, and Muslims Speak Out (2007; Arabic version 2009). He will address, "Islam, Neoconservatism, and the Unwarranted 'War on Terror'".

Dr. James Fetzer, Distinguished McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth, is the founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, a non-partisan association of faculty, students, and scholars, in fields as diverse as history, science, military affairs, psychology, and philosophy, dedicated to exposing falsehoods and to revealing truths behind 9/11. Scholars was the first 9/11 research society to make an impact on public discussion about the events of 9/11. The Scholars' first book, The 9/11 Conspiracy (2007) and DVD, The Science and Politics of 9/11 (2007), provide evidence of a conspiracy and cover-up, which was designed and executed to manipulate the American people into supporting illegal wars and unconstitutional measures out of the fear those atrocities induced. He will address, "Are wars in Iraq and Afghanistan justified by 9/11?"

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Please come and participate and forward to all:

RE:  "Debunking the 'War on Terror':  Three Perspectives”
        14th July 2010, 6:30-9:30 PM, Friends House, Euston Road opposite Euston Station

 Participants will analyze three different rationales that have been advanced to justify wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan to ascertain whether they are true or false.

The event will be held in The Large Meeting Hall of Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London.  Friends House is on the south side of Euston Road directly opposite Euston Station (BR main line, Victoria and Northern underground lines).  The doors will open at 6 PM.  Admission is £5 on the door.

For more information, visit http://rediscover911.com/DWT/DebunkingWT.htm.  You may also contact Declan and Lola Heavey dheavy@gmail.com, in London.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Gaza Flotilla Hero Ken O'Keefe Speaks Out for 9/11 Truth AND Monetary Truth

Meet Ken O'Keefe, the Gaza Flotilla hero who appears equally adept at physically disarming murderous Israeli commandos and verbally vanquishing rabidly Zionist BBC interviewers.  Ken will be serving as Master of Ceremonies at the upcoming Debunking the War on Terror symposium in London on July 14th, where he will join me, Gilad Atzmon, and Jim Fetzer in laying waste to the myth of GWOT.   When he joined me on The Kevin Barrett Show Tuesday, Ken went on the record for 9/11 truth and monetary truth:

(listen to archived interview)

14:00  Barrett: I woke up to that at the same time I woke up to the fact that the official version of 9/11 is shot full of holes, to say the least. Did you have a similar awakening (after 9/11)?

O'Keefe: I'd already known about Project for a New American Century even when 9/11 was happening... On 9/11 it looked to me like pre-WW2 Nazi Germany,  it looked like a nation being taken for a ride on a complete manipulation,  an event based on falsities--caricatures of terrorists, and the real terrorist was from within.  And to me the American Stars and Stripes looked like swastikas flying all over the place, a people who knew not where they were being led, and those of us who were really aware of what was going on, it was all laid out very well in the Project for a New American Century ("Rebuilding America's Defenses," published September 2000). They said exactly where they were going. They were going to Afghanistan, and they were going to go to Iraq...My awakening was in years previous to (9/11), and I came to realize that virtually everything we were being told was a lie.


It's not up to presidents, it's not up to the UN, it's not up to any of these so-called leaders. To be honest with you, I don't think they have any power at all. The real power probably is revealed by...well, didn't we give one trillion dollars to the bankers last year or the year before? Why did we give one trillion dollars to the bankers? Why do the   banking families get to print all the money, and then charge us interest on that money? I would argue that those guys probably have one hell of a lot of power. If you can print money yourself...and trillions and trillions have gone missing from the US treasury over decades...Imagine, if you could print money yourself, can you imagine what you could achieve? I know I could get a lot done if I just had a million dollars! I could get a lot done with that! Can you imagine having trillions or, billions anyway? That's exactly where you see the real power, with the bankers, not with Barack Obama. If Obama threatened the bankers like John F. Kennedy did, when he said he would abolish the Federal Reserve and found himself dead a few months later -- if Obama ever thinks of doing anything like I can assure you that he'll end up in the same place. Spo I think there's another truth, and it's going to be a difficult one to acknowledge...