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Peter King is bigoted and ineffective

Peter King’s Islamic radicalization hearings against Muslims is meaningless and ineffective. He leaves out discussion of the United States long history of collaborating with Jihadis, propping up dictators and toppling democratic regimes (like in Iran in 1953). Robert Dreyfuss, author of Devils Game, discusses history of US and Middle East.

Dreyfuss’ book is just the tip of the iceberg. How many people are aware that the United States spent millions of dollars on violent, extremist textbooks that were given to Afghan Children? See From U.S., the ABC’s of Jihad in The Washington Post (Saturday, March 23, 2002; Page A01)
The United States funded and supported Islamic extremists during the Afghan-Russian War in order to give the Soviet Union its “Vietnam.” The US could have supported pro-democracy Afghan groups, but instead chose the most brutal extremists from around the world to create death and destruction in Afghanistan.

While people accuses CAIR of supporting Hamas, people forget how Israel allowed Hamas to flourish as a rival to the secular Palestinian Nationalist movement. See “How Israel and the United States Helped to Bolster Hamas” from the Democracy Now program for more about this issue.

So basically, while the United States preaches human rights and democracy, it supports kings, dictators and extremists who do its bidding. And just so that we can live comfortably, Muslims are supposed to accept and be happy about being oppressed and killed by their leaders (that we armed and supported).

I’d like to see people put their money where their mouth is and demand USA stop accepting billions of dollars in investment money from the Saudis.

There are 9/11 victims families that are demanding a reopening of the 9/11 investigation. But Peter King is ignoring them http://rememberbuilding7.org/ King chooses to place all the blame on voiceless and powerless Muslims because it is the easy and cowardly thing to do.

Peter King thinks that it was OK to support Irish terrorists because the terrorist acts did not occur in the United States. How does that look to the world that our elected politicians have double standards. What does Britain, an ally on the war on terror, think of our government supporting people who commit terrorists in their country. Peter King should be made to step down as head of House Homeland Security Committee.

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June 19, 2011 Posted by | 9/11, Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Christianity, CIA, democracy, Islam, Judaism, media, Muslim, news, NYC, Peter King, politics, religion, terrorism, Uncategorized, United States, war on terror | Leave a comment

From the U.S., the ABC’s of Jihad

It seems it’s okay to teach children hate and violence when it serves the United States interest.

From the U.S., the ABC of Jihad
By Joe Stephens and David B. Ottaway
Washington Post Staff Writers
Saturday, March 23, 2002; Page A01
From http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A5339-2002Mar22?language=printer

In the twilight of the Cold War, the United States spent millions of dollars to supply Afghan schoolchildren with textbooks filled with violent images and militant Islamic teachings, part of covert attempts to spur resistance to the Soviet occupation.
The primers, which were filled with talk of jihad and featured drawings of guns, bullets, soldiers and mines, have served since then as the Afghan school system’s core curriculum. Even the Taliban used the American-produced books, though the radical movement scratched out human faces in keeping with its strict fundamentalist code.
As Afghan schools reopen today, the United States is back in the business of providing schoolbooks. But now it is wrestling with the unintended consequences of its successful strategy of stirring Islamic fervor to fight communism. What seemed like a good idea in the context of the Cold War is being criticized by humanitarian workers as a crude tool that steeped a generation in violence.
Last month, a U.S. foreign aid official said, workers launched a “scrubbing” operation in neighboring Pakistan to purge from the books all references to rifles and killing. Many of the 4 million texts being trucked into Afghanistan, and millions more on the way, still feature Koranic verses and teach Muslim tenets.

Look at this hilarious part of the article where it says,

A 1991 federal appeals court ruling against AID’s former director established that taxpayers’ funds may not pay for religious instruction overseas, said Herman Schwartz, a constitutional law expert at American University, who litigated the case for the American Civil Liberties Union.
Ayesha Khan, legal director of the nonprofit Americans United for Separation of Church and State, said the White House has “not a legal leg to stand on” in distributing the books.
“Taxpayer dollars cannot be used to supply materials that are religious,” she said.

The American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State were concerned about money being spent on religious books but they were not too concerned about the millions of Afghans killed or disabled by a war that was instigated by the U.S. so that the Soviet Union would get its “Vietnam.” This is why the mainstream political left is no better than the political right. Neither is conscience enough to recognize the great suffering of others. The United States recruited and trained Muslim extremists to fight its proxy war against the Russians. (See http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/BRZ110A.html ) With the defeat of the Russians came the collapse of the Soviet Union, making the United States the number one superpower in the world, but the U.S. did nothing to help reconstruct Afghanistan

July 7, 2008 Posted by | Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, education, Islam, news, politics, Soviet Union, terrorism, United States, war on terror, Zbigniew Brzezinski | Leave a comment

The US is arming competing militias in Iraq

This is discussed in an interview with Iraqi-American Professor Ayad Al-Qazzaz, done by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez of Democracy Now!

AMY GOODMAN: It’s good to have you with us. Your thoughts, as we enter the sixth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq?

AYAD AL-QAZZAZ: I am very, very devastated about what is happening to Iraq. You see, I immigrated to this country in 1963, and I adopted this country as my own new country. But I feel very, very much torn about what’s happening in my country of origin, devastated, that country, on all levels—economic, educational, health. And the infrastructure has been destroyed. The families have been displaced. More than four-and-a-half million Iraqis have left the country, and on and on and on. So I feel terrible about what’s really going on.

JUAN GONZALEZ: And when you hear President Bush and other supporters of the administration’s policies talking about how the surge is working, how the US is now winning the war in Iraq, what is your response?

AYAD AL-QAZZAZ: You know, one of the most devastating things is to hear the President keep lying and lying about really what’s going on in Iraq. He lied about the causes of the war, he lied about what’s going on right now in Iraq, and he’s lying about the surge.
Let’s talk about the surge. The success is nothing but a camouflage, nothing but a mirage. Baghdad, for example, was a mixed city, where Shia Muslim, Sunni Muslim and Kurdish, they lived together. And I give you an example of that. My family, I come from a family, my mother was Kurdish, my ex-wife happened to be a Christian Catholic from Baghdad, my brother married to a Shia Muslim, my sister married to a Shia Muslim. And right now, the ethnic cleansing is completely—has been completed in Iraq as a result of the surge in this year. Today, if you go and visit Baghdad, you see a few Sunni communities surrounded by walls or concrete blocks or many, many checks. They try to protect themselves from the other communities in that city. Baghdad, before the invasion, was 65 percent Sunni Muslim. Today, they are 75 [percent] Muslim Shia in Baghdad.

The second point about the surge—I already told you about four-and-a-half million Iraqis have been displaced—two-and-a-half million left the country, and two [million] others are displaced within their own country. And the only reason why no more people are leaving the country, because both Syria and Jordan practically closed their border to the Iraqi refugees.

And the third thing is that the US established a Sunni militia in the Anbar area and other places, and the purpose of that militia is basically to protect the American Army from the resistance movement. So, in a sense, they are doing the dirty work for the Americans in that neighborhood. The US, when they invaded Iraq, they had many, many objectives to achieve, and one of that objective is to divide the country into semi- three independent states, and these three semi-independent states will fight with each other about resources, about territory, and then they will ask the Americans to establish bases in their own respective territories.

Read rest of interview here http://www.democracynow.org/2008/3/20/iraqi_american_reflects_on_five_years

March 21, 2008 Posted by | agent provocateurs, Al Qaeda, George W. Bush, Iraq, Islam, Kurds, Muslim, occupation, politics, religion, Shiites, Sunnis, terrorism, United States, war on terror | 2 Comments

America’s Media Darling: Osama bin Laden

By Jalal Ghazi, Posted September 13, 2007 at http://www.alternet.org/story/62416/

If I asked you which station devoted more attention to Osama bin Laden’s latest videotape, your answer would most likely be Al Jazeera. Well, I have news for you. It was FOX News.
FOX dedicated one hour and seven minutes to continuous coverage of Bin Laden’s video, only interrupted by commercials. News anchor Shepard Smith read a script of Bin Laden’s speech and then interviewed analysts on air for 30 minutes. This was followed by the business news show Your World with host Neil Cavuto, who discussed the effects of Bin Laden’s speech on the stock market. Cavuto interviewed analysts for another 30 minutes. Talk show host John Gibson extended the coverage of the Bin Laden story for an additional seven minutes before moving onto other news.

Brigitte Gabriel, author of “Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America” and one of the guests interviewed by Neil Cavuto, told FOX, “He (Bin Laden) knows that it is going to get great publicity right now in the Arabic world. As I’m speaking to you, Arabic television — Egyptian, Syrian, and Lebanese — are playing this live.”

As I was listening to her, I glanced at the more than two dozen Arab television sets playing in my office. These included four Lebanese television stations (New TV, LBC, NBN and Future), one Egyptian (Al Masriya), the Syrian Arab Republic Television, as well as other Arab satellite channels from Jordan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Libya, and the United Arab Emirates. I was only able to find one 10-minute news segment about Bin Laden on Al Jazeera and another one, less than two minutes long, on Sudan Television.

January 27, 2008 Posted by | Al Qaeda, Islam, media, news, Osama Ben Laden, politics, United States | 3 Comments

Michael Moore is a Fraud

Here is an excellent analysis from Alex Jones that exposes how Michael Moore has left out so much important information from his film Fahrenheit 911. For some reason many on the political left aren’t concerned to criticize Moore’s poorly made film.

December 23, 2007 Posted by | 9/11, agent provocateurs, Al Qaeda, CIA, George W. Bush, Iraq, politics, Saudi Arabia, terrorism, United States, video, war on terror, World Trade Center, WTC 7 | Leave a comment

Ignoring Israelis’ presence in Iraq

The mainstream media claims Iran is fueling the violence in Iraq. On this politically left website (http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/112207C.shtml) there is an op-ed peice from The New York Times about Saudi and Libyan fighters in Iraq. How come there isn’t as much discussion of Israel’s role in fueling the violence in Iraq?

Israel in Iraq: Evidence Mounts
by Jon Elmer
The NewStandard

Further evidence of the presence of Israeli operatives in Iraq arose this weekend when the general formerly in charge of the U.S.-run Iraqi prison system, herself considered partly responsible for torture at Abu Ghraib and other prisons under her command, told the BBC that she met an Israeli interrogator working in a U.S.-run “intelligence center” in Baghdad. Brigadier General Janet Karpinski told BBC Radio in an interview on Saturday that she met with a man who claimed to be Israeli and that he “did some of the interrogation” at the facility.
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A top US military official quoted in the Washington Post on Sunday denied claims of Israeli presence in Iraq, calling the story an “urban legend.”

Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom similarly dismissed Gen. Karpinski’s claims as “completely baseless,” telling Israel’s Army Radio: “We are not involved in any way in Iraq. We are not involved in training or in interrogations, or in anything else. The whole claim is preposterous.”

The Foreign Minister’s assertion is contradicted by significant documentation of Israeli-American “strategic cooperation” with regard to intelligence sharing and training in Iraq.

A December article in the Guardian described how Israeli advisers are involved in training U.S. special operations troops in counter-insurgency tactics to be used in Iraq. The operations being trained are said to include the use of assassination against resistance leaders. Quoting US intelligence and military sources, Guardian writer Julian Borger reported that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) sent urban warfare specialists to Fort Bragg in North Carolina, the home of U.S. Army Special Forces.

On that same day, the Associated Press ran a story under the headline “U.S. employs Israeli tactics in Iraq,” in which American and Israeli officials publicly noted “high-level meetings” and “strategic cooperation” between the two countries on the subject of operations in Iraq.
from http://www.antiwar.com/orig/elmer.php?articleid=2959

Also see

    Israel trains US assassination squads in Iraq

by Julian Borger (Tuesday December 9, 2003) at http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1102940,00.html

Here is a video of a news report about the Mossad in Iraq

What about a discussion of Americans and Brits who are fueling the violence in Iraq? See http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=20051015&articleId=1089

November 23, 2007 Posted by | agent provocateurs, Al Qaeda, Britain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, media, politics, terrorism, United States, video, war on terror | Leave a comment

Where was Osama Ben Laden on Sept 11, 2001?

The fact of the matter is that every single administration, since Jimmy Carter have supported and financed the “Islamic terror” network, created during the Carter administration at the outset of the Soviet-Afghan war. (See Michel Chossudovsky, Who is Osama bin Laden, 12 September 2001). al Qaeda is a instrument of US intelligence: a US sponsored intelligence asset.

Where was Osama on Septembers 11?

There is evidence that the whereabouts of Osama are known to the Bush Administration.

On September 10. 2001, “Enemy Number One” was in a Pakistani military hospital in Rawalpindi, courtesy of America’s indefectible ally Pakistan, as confirmed by a report of Dan Rather, CBS News. (See our October 2003 article on this issue)

He could have been arrested at short notice which would have “saved us a lot of trouble”, but then we would not have had an Osama Legend, which has fed the news chain as well as George W’s speeches in the course of the last five years.

According to Dan Rather, CBS, Bin Laden was hospitalized in Rawalpindi. one day before the 9/11 attacks, on September 10, 2001.

“Pakistan. Pakistan’s Military Intelligence (ISI) told CBS that bin Laden had received dialysis treatment in Rawalpindi, at Pak Army’s headquarters.

DAN RATHER, CBS ANCHOR: As the United states and its allies in the war on terrorism press the hunt for Osama bin Laden, CBS News has exclusive information tonight about where bin Laden was and what he was doing in the last hours before his followers struck the United States September 11.

This is the result of hard-nosed investigative reporting by a team of CBS news journalists, and by one of the best foreign correspondents in the business, CBS`s Barry Petersen. Here is his report.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) BARRY PETERSEN, CBS CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Everyone remembers what happened on September 11. Here`s the story of what may have happened the night before. It is a tale as twisted as the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

CBS News has been told that the night before the September 11 terrorist attack, Osama bin Laden was in Pakistan. He was getting medical treatment with the support of the very military that days later pledged its backing for the U.S. war on terror in Afghanistan.

Pakistan intelligence sources tell CBS News that bin Laden was spirited into this military hospital in Rawalpindi for kidney dialysis treatment. On that night, says this medical worker who wanted her identity protected, they moved out all the regular staff in the urology department and sent in a secret team to replace them. She says it was treatment for a very special person. The special team was obviously up to no good.

“The military had him surrounded,” says this hospital employee who also wanted his identity masked, “and I saw the mysterious patient helped out of a car. Since that time,” he says, “I have seen many pictures of the man. He is the man we know as Osama bin Laden. I also heard two army officers talking to each other. They were saying that Osama bin Laden had to be watched carefully and looked after.” Those who know bin Laden say he suffers from numerous ailments, back and stomach problems. Ahmed Rashid, who has written extensively on the Taliban, says the military was often there to help before 9/11.

It should be noted, that the hospital is directly under the jurisdiction of the Pakistani Armed Forces, which has close links to the Pentagon. U.S. military advisers based in Rawalpindi. work closely with the Pakistani Armed Forces. Again, no attempt was made to arrest America’s best known fugitive, but then maybe bin Laden was serving another “better purpose”. Rumsfeld claimed at the time that he had no knowledge regarding Osama’s health. (CBS News, 28 January 2002)…

The CBS report is a crucial piece of information in our understanding of 9/11.

It refutes the administration’s claim that the whereabouts of bin Laden are unknown. It points to a Pakistan connection, it suggests a cover-up at the highest levels of the Bush administration.

Dan Rather and Barry Petersen fail to draw the implications of their January 2002 report. They suggest that the US had been deliberately misled by Pakistani intelligence officials. They fail to ask the question:

Why does the US administration state that they cannot find Osama?

(complete article at http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=CHO20060909&articleId=3194)

Just one note: Remember in September 2004 when Dan Rather was made to leave CBS news after reporting on President G.W. Bush’s military record? He was accused of using forged documents. No one has said anything was forged or false in Rather’s Spetemebr 2001 reporting on Osama Ben Laden.

Another important thing to point out is the website of the FBI does not mention 9/11 on its Osama Ben Laden webpage.
See http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/terrorists/terbinladen.htm

Why wouldn’t an attack which killed 3,000 people be specifically mentioned?
Journalist Ed Haas’ investigates this,

On June 5, 2006, the Muckraker Report contacted the FBI Headquarters, (202) 324-3000, to learn why Bin Laden’s Most Wanted poster did not indicate that Usama was also wanted in connection with 9/11. The Muckraker Report spoke with Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI. When asked why there is no mention of 9/11 on Bin Laden’s Most Wanted web page, Tomb said, “The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.”

See complete article at http://www.teamliberty.net/id267.html

Here is a film of a newsreport that asks the question why has Osam Ben Laden not been indicted for 9/11.

September 29, 2007 Posted by | 9/11, Al Qaeda, FBI, media, Osama Ben Laden, politics, Uncategorized, video, war on terror, World Trade Center, WTC, WTC 7 | 5 Comments

The U.S. has Returned Fundamentalism to Afghanistan

Malalai JoyaHere http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/04/12/468/
is a transcript of the speech given by Malalai Joya, member of the Afghan Parliament, at the University of Los Angeles on Tuesday April, 10th
. Here are two quotes from her speech.

Respected friends, over five years passed since the US-led attack on Afghanistan. Probably
many of you are not well aware of the current conditions of my country and expect me to
list the positive outcomes of the past years since the US invasion. But I am sorry to tell
you that Afghanistan is still chained in the fetters of the fundamentalist warlords and is
like an unconscious body taking its last breath.

The US government removed the ultra-reactionary and brutal regime of Taliban, but instead
of relying on Afghan people, pushed us from the frying pan into the fire and selected its
friends from among the most dirty and infamous criminals of the “Northern Alliance”, which
is made up of the sworn enemies of democracy and human rights, and are as dark-minded,
evil, and cruel as the Taliban.

The Western media talks about democracy and the liberation of Afghanistan, but the US and
its allies are engaged in the warlordization, criminalization and drug-lordization of our
wounded land.

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The gang-rape of young girls and women by warlords belonging to the “Northern Alliance”
still continues especially in the northern provinces of Afghanistan. People have staged
mass protests a number of times but no one cares about their sorrow and tears. Only a few
of the rape cases find their way into the media. One shocking case was that of 11 year old
Sanobar, the only daughter of an unfortunate widow who was abducted, raped and then
exchanged for a dog by a warlord. In a land where human dignity has no price, the vicious
rapist of a poor girl still acts as district chief.

The only protests in Afghanistan the mainstream media reports on are the ones involving the abuse of the Quran or those Muhammed cartoons. Much of the mainstream media does not care to portray Muslims as human beings, who have the same concerns as everyone else. How much attention has Malalai Joya gotten in the mainstream media or from Western feminists? It is because she criticizes both U.S. military actions and the Taliban that she is not well known.

August 11, 2007 Posted by | 9/11, Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, civil war, feminism, genocide, Islam, Malalai Joya, Muslim, Osama Ben Laden, politics, terrorism, United States, war on terror, women's rights | Leave a comment

Nine Spaniards and 20 Muslims are on trial for the March 11, 2004 Madrid bombings

When the bombings first occurred the media focused on ETA (an organization for Basque Homeland and Freedom ) then it was blamed on Muslims and Al Qaeda.

But 9 is not a small number and it seems the Spanish government has arrested additional Muslims (who may have militant views, but were not involved in the bombing) just so that people can not see the possibilty the bombings may have been planned by a group other than Al Qaeda. Some of the terror suspects were police informants or were under police surveillance.

And of course the evidence is erased so we will never really know who masterminded the bombings.

Aznar ‘wiped files on Madrid bombings’ http://www.guardian.co.uk/spain/article/0,2763,1373280,00.html

July 22, 2007 Posted by | Al Qaeda, Islam, Madrid 3/11 bombings, Osama Ben Laden, Spain, terrorism, Uncategorized, war on terror | Leave a comment

Response to Lady Vorzeha

 This is a reponse to Lady Vorsheva’s response to my comments on her blog about “Poll in Islamic countries about Al-Qaeda and the Global Caliphatehttp://toastedbread.wordpress.com/2007/07/14/encuesta-en-pases-islmicos-sobre-al-qaeda-y-el-califato-global/ 

For some reason is not appearing on her blog so I am going to post it here.

Lady Vorzeha,

If it came across as if though I was lecturing you I did not mean to but I think that the way you use the statistics is unfair and demonizing a whole group of people. Muslims sometimes see Westerners as lecturing them because the Mainstream media will have so called experts on Islam to talk about Muslims, but they hardly ever invite Muslim to express their point of view. The media often portrays Muslim in a one-dimensional way: the bearded man burning the American flag and the submissive women dressed in black, from head to toe. Here is the original website of the organization that polled Muslims http://www.pipa.org ; the way it is being presented in the media is distorted. It is interesting how you express a fear of the spread “burqas/niqabs for women, stoning for adulterers, death penalty for homosexuals, crucifixion for Muslim converts to Christianity and death for the Muslim converts to other religions, women’s rights totally diminished -no job, no education, no freedom-,” The United States accepts hundreds of billions of dollars in investment money from Saudi Arabia. The U.S. places sanctions against other countries when they violate human rights, but when it comes to Saudi Arabia that issue doesn’t matter, money is more important. The same with Saddam Hussein; the U.S. helped to bring Saddam Hussein into power and supported him strategically and financially when he was committing his worst atrocities. It was only when Saddam began to do what was in the best interest of his own people and not in the interest of the United States that there was this condemnation by the U.S. of his past actions. The Iraqi people are paying the price for U.S. foreign policy.

No one had a problem when the U.S. recruited and trained Muslim extremists to fight its proxy war against the Russians in Afghanistan. The defeat of the Russians facilitated the break up of the Soviet Union, making the U.S. the number one super power in the world. In the meanwhile, Afghanistan was left in ruins and millions had died.

You say kidnapping a soldier is an act of war. Israel has done worse to Palestinians and Lebanese but they have not inflicted as much damage on the Israelis as the Israelis have done onto them.

You say you are a supporter of Israel, are you a supporter of an independent country for the Basques? If you say no because they commit terrorist attacks, than I can point out that Israel was created by terrorist attacks.

Regarding your saying “Bin Laden has insisted repeatedly that both Sept 11th and July 7th were Al-Qaeda made,” many question the authenticity of all those video and audio tapes that keep on popping up. Are you aware that the FBI’s webpage on Osama Ben Laden makes no mention of 9/11? See http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/terrorists/terbinladen.htm  Why wouldn’t an attack which killed 3,000 people be specifically mentioned?
A journalist named Ed Haas’ contacted the FBI and asked them about it, he writes

On June 5, 2006, the Muckraker Report contacted the FBI Headquarters, (202) 324-3000, to learn why Bin Laden’s Most Wanted poster did not indicate that Usama was also wanted in connection with 9/11. The Muckraker Report spoke with Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI. When asked why there is no mention of 9/11 on Bin Laden’s Most Wanted web page, Tomb said, “The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.”

 See complete article at
http://www.teamliberty.net/id267.html

July 22, 2007 Posted by | 9/11, Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, FBI, Iraq, Islam, Israel, Madrid 3/11 bombings, Osama Ben Laden, Palistinians, petroleum, Saudi Arabia, Spain, terrorism, Uncategorized, United States, war on terror | 2 Comments