Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Israel: A Suicidal, Apartheid State

by John Mearsheimer,

June 2010

Israel's botched raid against the Gaza-bound humanitarian flotilla on May 31 is the latest sign that Israel is on a disastrous course that it seems incapable of reversing. The attack also highlights the extent to which Israel has become a strategic liability for the United States. This situation is likely to get worse over time, which will cause major problems for Americans who have a deep attachment to the Jewish state.

The bungled assault on the Mavi Marmara, the lead ship in the flotilla, shows once again that Israel is addicted to using military force yet unable to do so effectively. One would think that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) would improve over time from all the practice. Instead, it has become the gang that cannot shoot straight.

The IDF last scored a clear-cut victory in the Six Day War in 1967; the record since then is a litany of unsuccessful campaigns. The War of Attrition (1969-70) was at best a draw, and Israel fell victim to one of the great surprise attacks in military history in the October War of 1973. In 1982, the IDF invaded Lebanon and ended up in a protracted and bloody fight with Hezbollah. Eighteen years later, Israel conceded defeat and pulled out of the Lebanese quagmire. Israel tried to quell the First Intifada by force in the late 1980s, with Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin telling his troops to break the bones of the Palestinian demonstrators. But that strategy failed and Israel was forced to join the Oslo Peace Process instead, which was another failed endeavor.

The IDF has not become more competent in recent years. By almost all accounts - including the Israeli government's own commission of inquiry - it performed abysmally in the 2006 Lebanon war. The IDF then launched a new campaign against the people of Gaza in December 2008, in part to "restore Israel's deterrence" but also to weaken or topple Hamas. Although the mighty IDF was free to pummel Gaza at will, Hamas survived and Israel was widely condemned for the destruction and killing it wrought on Gaza's civilian population. Indeed, the Goldstone Report, written under UN auspices, accused Israel of war crimes and possible crimes against humanity. Earlier this year, the Mossad murdered a Hamas leader in Dubai, but the assassins were seen on multiple security cameras and were found to have used forged passports from Australia and a handful of European countries. The result was an embarrassing diplomatic row, with Australia, Ireland, and Britain each expelling an Israeli diplomat.

Given this history, it is not surprising that the IDF mishandled the operation against the Gaza flotilla, despite having weeks to plan it. The assault forces that landed on the Mavi Marmara were unprepared for serious resistance and responded by shooting nine activists, some at point-blank range. None of the activists had their own guns. The bloody operation was condemned around the world - except in the United States, of course. Even within Israel, the IDF was roundly criticized for this latest failure.

These ill-conceived operations have harmful consequences for Israel. Failures leave adversaries intact and make Israeli leaders worry that their deterrent reputation is being undermined. To rectify that, the IDF is turned loose again, but the result is usually another misadventure, which gives Israel new incentives to do it again, and so on. This spiral logic, coupled with Israel's intoxication with military force, helps explain why the Israeli press routinely carries articles predicting where Israel's next war will be.

Israel's recent debacles have also damaged its international reputation. Respondents to a 2010 worldwide opinion poll done for the BBC said that Israel, Iran, and Pakistan had the most negative influence in the world; even North Korea ranked better. More worrying for Israel is that its once close strategic relationship with Turkey has been badly damaged by the 2008-09 Gaza war and especially by the assault on the Mavi Marmara, a Turkish ship filled with Turkish nationals. But surely the most troubling development for Israel is the growing chorus of voices in the United States who say that Israel's behavior is threatening American interests around the world, to include endangering its soldiers. If that sentiment grows, it could seriously harm Israel's relationship with the United States.

Life as an Apartheid State

The flotilla tragedy highlights another way in which Israel is in deep trouble. Israel's response makes it obvious that its leaders are not interested in allowing the Palestinians to have a viable state in Gaza and the West Bank, but instead are bent on creating a "Greater Israel" in which the Palestinians are confined to a handful of impoverished enclaves.

Israel insists that its blockade is solely intended to keep weapons out of Gaza. Hardly anyone would criticize Israel if this were true, but it is not. The real aim of the blockade is to punish the people of Gaza for supporting Hamas and resisting Israel's efforts to maintain Gaza as a giant open-air prison. Of course, there was much evidence that this was the case before the debacle on the Mavi Marmara. When the blockade began in 2006, Dov Weisglass, a close aide to Prime Ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert, said, "The idea is to put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger." And the Gaza onslaught 18 months ago was designed to punish the Gazans, not enforce a weapons embargo. The ships in the flotilla were transporting humanitarian aid, not weapons for Hamas, and Israel's willingness to use deadly force to prevent a humanitarian aid convoy from reaching Gaza makes it abundantly clear that Israel wants to humiliate and subdue the Palestinians, not live side-by-side with them in separate states.

Collective punishment of the Palestinians in Gaza is unlikely to end anytime soon. Israel's leaders have shown little interest in lifting the blockade or negotiating sincerely. The sad truth is that Israel has been brutalizing the Palestinians for so long that it is almost impossible to break the habit. It is hardly surprising that Jimmy Carter said last year, "the citizens of Palestine are treated more like animals than human beings." They are, and they will be for the foreseeable future.

Consequently, there is not going to be a two-state solution. Instead, Gaza and the West Bank will become part of a Greater Israel, which will be an apartheid state bearing a marked resemblance to white-ruled South Africa. Israelis and their American supporters invariably bristle at this comparison, but that is their future if they create a Greater Israel while denying full political rights to an Arab population that will soon outnumber the Jewish population in the entirety of the land. In fact, two former Israeli prime ministers - Ehud Olmert and Ehud Barak - have made this very point. Olmert went so far as to argue, "as soon as that happens, the state of Israel is finished."

He's right, because Israel will not be able to maintain itself as an apartheid state. Like racist South Africa, it will eventually evolve into a democratic bi-national state whose politics will be dominated by the more numerous Palestinians. But that process will take many years, and during that time, Israel will continue to oppress the Palestinians. Its actions will be seen and condemned by growing numbers of people and more and more governments around the world. Israel is unwittingly destroying its own future as a Jewish state, and doing so with tacit U.S. support.

America's Albatross

The combination of Israel's strategic incompetence and its gradual transformation into an apartheid state creates significant problems for the United States. There is growing recognition in both countries that their interests are diverging; indeed this perspective is even garnering attention inside the American Jewish community. Jewish Week, for example, recently published an article entitled "The Gaza Blockade: What Do You Do When U.S. and Israeli Interests Aren't in Synch?" Leaders in both countries are now saying that Israeli policy toward the Palestinians is undermining U.S. security. Vice President Biden and Gen. David Petraeus, the head of Central Command, both made this point recently, and the head of the Mossad, Meir Dagan, told the Knesset in June, "Israel is gradually turning from an asset to the United States to a burden."

It is easy to see why. Because the United States gives Israel so much support and U.S. politicians routinely laud the "special relationship" in the most lavish terms, people around the globe naturally associate the United States with Israel's actions. Unfortunately, this makes huge numbers of people in the Arab and Islamic world furious with the United States for supporting Israel's cruel treatment of the Palestinians. That anger in turn helps fuel terrorism against America. Remember that the 9/11 Commission Report, which describes Khalid Sheik Muhammad as the "principal architect of the 9/11 attacks," concludes that his "animus toward the United States stemmed not from his experiences there as a student, but rather from his violent disagreement with U.S. foreign policy favoring Israel." Osama bin Laden's hostility toward the United States was fuelled in part by this same concern.

Popular anger toward the United States also threatens the rulers of Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, key U.S. allies who are frequently seen as America's lackeys. The collapse of any of these regimes would be a big blow to the U.S. position in the region; however, Washington's unyielding support for Israel makes these governments weaker, not stronger. More importantly, the rupture in Israel's relationship with Turkey will surely damage America's otherwise close relationship with Turkey, a NATO member and a key U.S. ally in Europe and the Middle East.

Finally, there is the danger that Israel might attack Iran's nuclear facilities, which could have terrible consequences for the United States. The last thing America needs is another war with an Islamic country, especially one that could easily interfere in its ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. This is why the Pentagon opposes striking Iran, whether with Israeli or U.S. forces. But Netanyahu might do it anyway if he thinks it would be good for Israel, even if it were bad for the United States.

Dark Days Ahead for the Lobby

Israel's troubled trajectory is also causing major headaches for its American supporters. First, there is the matter of choosing between Israel and the United States. This is sometimes referred to as the issue of dual loyalty, but that term is a misnomer. Americans are allowed to have dual citizenship - and in effect, dual loyalty - and this is no problem as long as the interests of the other country are in synch with America's interests. For decades, Israel's supporters have striven to shape public discourse in the United States so that most Americans believe the two countries' interests are identical. That situation is changing, however. Not only is there now open talk about clashing interests, but knowledgeable people are openly asking whether Israel's actions are detrimental to U.S. security.

The lobby has been scrambling to discredit this new discourse, either by reasserting the standard argument that Israel's interests are synonymous with America's or by claiming that Israel - to quote a recent statement by Mortimer Zuckerman, a key figure in the lobby - "has been an ally that has paid dividends exceeding its costs." A more sophisticated approach, which is reflected in an AIPAC-sponsored letter that 337 congresspersons sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in March, acknowledges that there will be differences between the two countries, but argues that "such differences are best resolved quietly, in trust and confidence." In other words, keep the differences behind closed doors and away from the American public. It is too late, however, to quell the public debate about whether Israel's actions are damaging U.S. interests. In fact, it is likely to grow louder and more contentious with time.

This changing discourse creates a daunting problem for Israel's supporters, because they will have to side either with Israel or the United States when the two countries' interests clash. Thus far, most of the key individuals and institutions in the lobby have sided with Israel when there was a dispute. For example, President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu have had two big public fights over settlements. Both times the lobby sided with Netanyahu and helped him thwart Obama. It seems clear that individuals like Abraham Foxman, who heads the Anti-Defamation League, and organizations like AIPAC are primarily concerned about Israel's interests, not America's.

This situation is very dangerous for the lobby. The real problem is not dual loyalty but choosing between the two loyalties and ultimately putting the interests of Israel ahead of those of America. The lobby's unstinting commitment to defending Israel, which sometimes means shortchanging U.S. interests, is likely to become more apparent to more Americans in the future, and that could lead to a wicked backlash against Israel's supporters as well as Israel.

The lobby faces yet another challenge: defending an apartheid state in the liberal West is not going to be easy. Once it is widely recognized that the two-state solution is dead and Israel has become like white-ruled South Africa - and that day is not far off - support for Israel inside the American Jewish community is likely to diminish significantly. The main reason is that apartheid is a despicable political system that is fundamentally at odds with basic American values as well as core Jewish values. For sure there will be some Jews who will defend Israel no matter what kind of political system it has. But their numbers will shrink over time, in large part because survey data shows that younger American Jews feel less attachment to Israel than their elders, which makes them less inclined to defend Israel blindly.

The bottom line is that Israel will not be able to maintain itself as an apartheid state over the long term because it will not be able to depend on the American Jewish community to defend such a reprehensible political order.

Assisted Suicide

Israel is facing a bleak future, yet there is no reason to think that it will change course anytime soon. The political center of gravity in Israel has shifted sharply to the right and there is no sizable pro-peace political party or movement. Moreover, it remains firmly committed to the belief that what cannot be solved by force can be solved with greater force, and many Israelis view the Palestinians with contempt if not hatred. Neither the Palestinians nor any of Israel's immediate neighbors are powerful enough to deter it, and the lobby will remain influential enough over the next decade to protect Israel from meaningful U.S. pressure.

Remarkably, the lobby is helping Israel commit national suicide while also doing serious damage to American security interests. Voices challenging this tragic situation have grown slightly more numerous in recent years, but the majority of political commentators and virtually all U.S. politicians seem blissfully ignorant of where this is headed, or unwilling to risk their careers by speaking out.

Russian "spy" roll-up has marks of neocon operation, Cyprus is a major operating base for Mossad, CIA and MI6... among others.

July, 2010 -- Russian "spy" roll-up has marks of neocon operation, Cyprus is a major operating base for Mossad, CIA and MI6... among others.

The arrest of ten people in the United States and one person in Cyprus on charges that they served in a Russian SVR "illegals" unit operating under deep cover for several years in the United States is not viewed as a bona fide counter-intelligence operation by many retired U.S. intelligence and counter-intelligence personnel who communicated their opinions to WMR.

The Hollywood-like descriptions of the Russian "sleeper" unit as "secret agents" and references in the FBI's criminal complaint to brush contacts, dead drops, a femme fatale, invisible ink, and covert communications using steganography, a high-tech version of microdots, is being viewed with a great deal of skepticism by retired CIA and State Department officials who served in hostile intelligence environments during the Cold War.

The absence of espionage charges against the eleven alleged Russian agents and the fact that no classified information was being sought by the accused has many intelligence specialists speculating that the roll-up of the eleven was timed to scuttle the "re-set" of relations between Washington and Moscow. The eleven are merely charged with trying to obtain open-source information and social and business contacts in think tanks and other policy-making centers. The eleven are also charged with violation of the Federal Agents Registration Act (FARA) in not registering as agents for the Russian Federation. In addition, some of the accused are charged with money laundering and the favorite catch-all for Justice Department prosecutors: conspiracy.

The arrest of the so-called Russian secret agents on the heels of meetings between President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Washington and the G8 meeting in Canada has raised suspicions among intelligence and diplomatic experts that there is a move afoot by neoconservative operatives in the Justice Department and the Pentagon to scuttle any further warming of relations between Washington and Moscow. There are also reports that Obama was fully aware of the forthcoming FBI arrests when he met with Medvedev but that he did nothing to handle the matter in a more discrete fashion and thereby may have, himself, been a participant in the operation to fray relations with Russia.

The arrest of Vicky Palaez, a journalist for Peruvian Channel 2 television and New York's Spanish-language El Diario-La Prensa who broke several stories in Peru on the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement and Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) movement, raises troubling questions about the FBI's on-going investigation of journalists in the United States, including the New York Times's Jim Risen, the Wall Street Journal's Siobhan Gorman, and this editor for leaks from the U.S. intelligence community. The continued targeting of American journalists by the FBI is seen as a further sign that freedom of the press continues to erode under the Obama administration.

The indictment and arrest of the so-called Russian agents for failure to register as agents for Russia under FARA requirements also raises the question of double standards being applied to various countries depending on their influence in the corridors of power in Washington. Two officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) were charged in 2005 of violating the Espionage Act is receiving highly-classified material from Pentagon official Larry Franklin. The classified information, including Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) from the CIA and other classified Defense Department and FBI information, was made available to the Mossad station at the Israeli embassy in Washington. The charges against the AIPAC officials were later dropped and the entire case was placed in the Justice Department's dead file.

The press release on the AIPAC indictments is as follows:

U.S. Department of Justice

United States Attorney

Eastern District of Virginia

Paul J. McNulty United States Attorney

2100 Jamieson Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314


August 4, 2005

Paul McNulty, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, announced that Lawrence Anthony Franklin, age 58, of Kearneysville, WV; Steven J. Rosen, age 63, of Silver Spring, MD; and Keith Weissman, age 53, of Bethesda, MD, were indicted today by a federal grand jury sitting in Alexandria with Conspiracy to Communicate National Defense Information to Persons Not Entitled to Receive It. The indictment alleges that beginning in April of 1999, Rosen, the Director of Foreign Policy Issues for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington, D.C., and Weissman, the Senior Middle East Analyst in the Foreign Policy Issues Department at AIPAC, in an effort to influence persons within and outside the United States government, would use their contacts within the United States government, including Franklin, with whom they first met in February 2003, to gather sensitive United States government information, including classified information relating to the national defense, for subsequent unlawful communication, delivery and transmission to persons not entitled to receive it, including members of the media and foreign government officials.

Franklin was also charged with three counts of Communication of National Defense Information to Persons Not Entitled to Receive It. In one of those counts, Rosen was charged with aiding and abetting him in the unlawful disclosure.

Finally, Franklin was charged with conspiring with persons known and unknown to the grand jury to communicate classified information to an agent or representative of a foreign government. It is alleged that Franklin would use his position as a desk officer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense to gather information, classified as affecting the security of the United States, for subsequent unlawful communication to a foreign official.

Mr. McNulty stated: “When it comes to classified information, there is a clear line in the law. Today's charges are about crossing that line. Those entrusted with safeguarding our nation's secrets must remain faithful to that trust. Those not authorized to receive classified information must resist the temptation to acquire it, no matter what their motivation may be.”

This case was investigated by the FBI, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Kevin DiGregory and Neil Hammerstrom, and Thomas Reilly, Trial Attorney, the Counterespionage Section of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice.

On August 4, 2005, WMR reported: "The one key sentence in McNulty's press release is the involvement of known and unknown persons to communicate classified information to an agent or representative of a foreign government (Israel). These are referred to in the indictment as Foreign Officials 1, 2, and 3. (FO1, FO-2, FO-3). It is also clear that the FBI had Rosen and Weisman under electronic surveillance since at least 1999. The indictment states that Rosen had passed to an Israeli agent U.S. "code word protected intelligence" concerning terrorist activities in Central Asia in April 1999. In another intercept, Weisman told the same Israeli agent that he had heard that a "Secret FBI, classified FBI report" had been prepared on the Khobar Tower bombing in Saudi Arabia. In December 2000, six days before the Supreme Court awarded the presidency of the United States to George W. Bush, Rosen and Weissman met with a "U.S. Government official" (USGO-1). It is unclear whether the official was a member of the Clinton administration. Following the meeting, Rosen gave classified information to a member of the media concerning "classified strategy options against a Middle East country and internal United States government deliberations on those options." In January 2002, Rosen met with another U.S. government official (USGO-2) and received classified information that was sent to other AIPAC employees in a memo. During the next several months, Rosen continued to discuss classified information with USGO-2 and an unnamed Pentagon official, the latter referring Rosen to Franklin. Rosen then established a liaison with Franklin. Rosen told Franklin at a meeting in February 2003 that he would try and secure a job at the National Security Council for Franklin so that he would be "by the elbow of the President."

In March 2003, Rosen discussed a classified internal policy document concerning Iran with a "senior fellow of a Washington, DC think tank." Sources familiar with the investigation have reported the think tank is the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). In June 2003, Franklin told Weissman that he had a friend in the CIA from whom he could obtain a copy of the classified Iran policy document. In October 2003, Franklin had a meeting with FO3 in which they discussed the fact that work had ceased on the classified Iran policy document.

In July 2004, Franklin began cooperating with the FBI and passed classified CIA information to Weismann as part of the continuing FBI investigation. Some of the information concerned a "foreign government's covert actions in Iraq." In August 2004, Rosen told Israeli agents that he and Weissman were under FBI investigation over the leaks from the Pentagon. It is important to note that the indictment states that the intelligence operation against the United States was a "conspiracy" involving U.S. government officials, AIPAC officials, and foreign agents (Israelis). The indictment also states that Iran's nuclear program was a primary focus of the espionage conspiracy.

The FBI complaint against the "Russian 11" reveals that the so-called Russian "illegals" were trying to penetrate "think tanks." In the AIPAC case, there is prima facie evidence that at least one think tank, the AEI, had already been successfully penetrated, not for purposes of lobbying or influence-peddling, but for out-and-out espionage for the Israeli intelligence services. In the Russian 11 case, there is no evidence that any think tanks had previously been penetrated.

In addition, the FARA has not been applied uniformly to unregistered agents for certain foreign governments. AIPAC, for example, which is a virtual arm of the Israeli government, particularly the Likud Party, has not registered as an agent for Israel, even though it has a history of committing espionage against the United States. AIPAC claims that FARA does not apply to it and ensures that no U.S. administration or member of Congress even attempts to suggest such a move.

On May 4, 2007, WMR reported: Also speaking at AIPAC [in Washington] was Representative Jane Harman (D-CA), who was identified by National Security Agency (NSA) "Stellar Wind" wiretaps trying to get an espionage case dropped against former AIPAC officials Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman in exchange for landing the coveted job as Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The espionage case against Rosen and Weissman was dropped by the Obama administration prior to the AIPAC conference. Harman is but one of Israel's and AIPAC's many water carriers in the U.S. Congress . . . This editor recently spoke briefly to former Representative Paul Findlay (R-IL), who was driven from office by AIPAC money for refusing to bow down to Israel's dictates. Findlay later wrote a book titled, "They Dare to Speak Out" about the power of the Israel Lobby in Washington. A former top U.S. diplomat recently told this editor that at a luncheon, Rosen once told him that AIPAC was so powerful that by the end of the afternoon, Rosen could have seventy signatures of U.S. senators, with no questions asked, on a napkin he was holding up . . . AIPAC insists that it is a private lobbying organization funded through private donations. From the license plates pulling into the convention center and hotels it appears that much of AIPAC's support comes from New York. However, given the presence of Israel's top government, military, diplomatic, parasitical, and intelligence leadership at the AIPAC policy conference, it appears that AIPAC is running afoul of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) of 1938, which requires lobbying organizations that represent foreign governments to register with the Justice Department.

The Justice Department not only shut down its investigation of AIPAC and Israeli espionage but it also dropped a criminal probe of the Turkish Ergenekon or "deep state" espionage network in Washington, DC. Given the high profile nature of both investigations, a search of the FARA database at the Justice Department yields only a few registered agents for both nations, which have a documented history of espionage in the United States.

Only five registered agents are listed for Israel: Arnold and Porter, LLP for the Israeli embassy in Washington; Sidley Austin, LLP for the Israeli government; Geoffrey Weill Associates in New York for the Israeli Tourism Ministry; the World Zionist Organization-American Section for the World Zionist Organization Executive in Jerusalem; and Qorvis Communications for Plasan Sata, Ltd., an Israeli defense company.

While AIPAC is required to register as an agent of Israel, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington has been required to register under FARA.

China, which also maintains aggressive intelligence operations in the United States, has only one agent registered for the Chinese government, Patton Boggs, LLP, the powerful Washington lobbying firm.

WMR has discovered that a number of Washington lobbyists who represent foreign governments have failed to register as agents pursuant to FARA. These include agents for the governments of the Nigerian state of Alwa-Ibom, Gambia, Cambodia, Rwanda, Kyrgyzstan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Haiti, Ethiopia, France, Denmark, Gabon, Germany, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Laos, Lesotho, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Scotland, Somaliland, South Africa, Sudan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.

The arrest in Cyprus of a Canadian, Robert Christopher Metsos, on charges that he delivered cash to the accused Russian spies, and reports that the agents were provided with fake U.K. and Irish passports -- in the same manner that Mossad provided fake British and Irish passports to assassins of a Palestinian official in Dubai -- have many intelligence specialists looking at a possible Mossad connection to the ring as a way of embarrassing Russia for its links to Iran. Greek Cyprus is a major operating base for Mossad, CIA, MI6 and many others...

Friday, June 25, 2010

Explosive Evidence at WTC Cited by Former CDI Employee

Written by Darcy Wearing and Richard Gage, AIA

Having had the privilege of speaking with Tom Sullivan, an actual explosive-charge placement technician, we have some new insights to pass along as to how controlled demolition works, where it started, and the effect that 9/11 had on the demolition industry. Sullivan gained his experience as an employee of the leading firm in this field, Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI). Sullivan stresses though “I do not in anyway represent CDI and what I have to say is based on my own experience and training,”

Sullivan attended high school with Doug Loizeaux of the Loizeaux family. The Loizeaux family, through the father Jack, independently started the whole controlled-demolition industry and turned it into a highly profitable business. Sullivan, before he became connected to CDI, was an independent photographer during his early years in Maryland. He would be sent to CD sites and take still pictures of the jobs. He became infatuated with the CD industry. The time came when he would do both, being the placer of the “cutter charges” on the primary joints, and photographing the jobs for promoting the business. Soon he would switch to full-time employee status of CDI -- as verified by AE911Truth’s verification team.

"It was very interesting, but also very hard work, long hours, especially in the cold weather," Sullivan reflects. He stated that the days began early, around 6 a.m., and they would work until the sun was down. Sullivan had the experience of preparing a building by placing the cutter charges throughout the primary joints, and then, of course, watching it all come down.

Sullivan notes that many weeks are required to “prep,” or weaken the buildings before demolitions. Steel frame buildings don’t just fall into their footprints at free-fall without major work throughout the building – even some before the placement of explosives. Sullivan emphasized as an aside, “Fire cannot bring down steel-framed high rises -- period.”

One of Sullivan’s most exciting jobs was the colossal Kingdome in whose reinforced concrete structure he personally placed hundreds of deadly explosive charges.

Working for CDI was, Sullivan stated, “a very unique experience.” He also said, "they were a close-knit family -- referring to the familial values of the Loizeauxs." “I learned from watching," said Sullivan. "There is no school that will teach you this, just hands on hard work." Sullivan took hundreds of project photos, through which he developed a deep passion for the trade.

When asked, what made CDI the best in the business, he commented, “their family had all the experience because they ’invented’ the art of CD. They spent years traveling around the world, showing and educating people how this art form works.”

Unfortunately, the business came to a screeching halt after 9/11. "People were scared -- if they were to hear a loud bang it was probably some kind of terrorist attack," says Sullivan in frustration. "Fear took over and there was no more business." Even Mark Loizeaux (CDI’s President) has been quoted as saying 9/11 ruined him. Sullivan had no choice but to leave CDI. Curiously, CDI had a role in the WTC cleanup through a subcontract under Tully Construction. On September 22, 2001, CDI submitted a 25-page "preliminary" document to New York City's Department of Design and Construction, a plan related to the removal and recycling of the steel.[¹]

Sullivan stated that he knew from the first day that the destruction of World Trade Center Building 7 on 9/11 was a classic controlled implosion. Asked how he thought it might have been done he posited, “looking at the building it wouldn’t be a problem -- once you gain access to the elevator shafts…then a team of expert loaders would have hidden access to the core columns and beams. The rest can be accomplished with just the right kind of explosives for the job. Thermite can be used as well.”

Brent Blanchard, the photographer from the controlled demolition company Protec, has said, in criticism of the CD theory, that there would have had to been detonation cords strung all over the place and casings left in the rubble pile from the cutter charges. So we asked for a response from Sullivan. He noted that:

Remote wireless detonators have been available for years. Look at any action movie -- and of course the military has them. The reason most contractors don’t use them is that they are too expensive -- but in a project with a huge budget it would be no problem. As for the casings -- everyone in the industry, including Blanchard, would know that RDX explosive cutter charges are completely consumed when they go off -- nothing is left. And in the case of Thermite cutter charges, that may also be the case. Thermite self-consuming cutter charge casings have been around since first patented back in 1984.

We asked Sullivan if all the floors in WTC 7 would have to be loaded with explosives in order for a successful controlled demolition. He responded,

No, with steel framed buildings you really need only to load the bottom third to bring the building down. While at CDI we had a job in Hartford Conn, the CNG building, where we did just that. And it worked out beautifully.

Recalling that Ron Craig, a Hollywood movie explosions expert claimed in a debate with us, that there would have been many blocks of broken windows if it were a controlled demolition. Sullivan reflected,

The key word here is controlled demolition – in other words careful placement of charges -- always focused and precise. We are not talking about setting off a bomb here. The amount and type of explosives is an art and collateral damage can often be completely avoided.

We asked about Shyam Sunder, the lead investigator of NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) who claimed publically in his infamous press conference at the “unveiling” of the Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 that there would have been a loud boom coming from a massive explosion if this had been a controlled demolition, and asked him about that. Sullivan said, “With any implosion there is never just one big explosion but rather waves of smaller explosions -- not unlike the percussion section in a symphony -- as each loaded floor is progressively set off.”

And as Sullivan watched the towers collapse that day, like so many did, he pondered at how fast it all took place, and how suddenly and symmetrically they were brought down. "I knew it was an explosive event as soon as I saw it, there was no question in my mind," said Sullivan. Most of us agree -- it's not by chance that the first tower just happened to collapse -- then the second in the same manner. What convinced him completely is when he watched Tower 7 fall that day, "I mean, come on, it was complete destruction. I've seen buildings fall like that for years -- that was the end game for me." Keep in mind that Sullivan did this for a living for several years -- it is like second nature for him to see this type of demolition. If anybody would know, it should be him. But we went ahead and asked him, “Is there any chance that normal office fires (the official cause of the ’collapse’) could have been responsible for the smooth, symmetrical, free-fall acceleration of building 7? “Not a chance,” he retorted. We just wanted to be sure.

When we asked him if he followed any of the 9/11 Commission hearings or that of the NIST reporting, he had the same answer for both "I have no tolerance for people who lie to me about what I know to be true. I threw my hands up in disgust and never watched another hearing after the first. As for NIST, I didn't even watch because I knew what to expect." He did however follow the final report on the collapse of Tower 7 and said it angered him that they could actually convince so many of their fraudulent claims.

Sullivan first came into contact with AE911Truth through a friend that sent him the 9/11: Blueprint for Truth DVD. He watched it and was very excited that there was actually an organization out there trying to inform people of what he was trying to say since that fateful day. “AE911Truth is the most focused and organized group there is today in the 9/11 truth movement. There is no speculation," he said. "Blueprint for Truth is factual and impressive information based on science and physics, and was clear and concise." When asked if he agreed with the evidence the DVD brings forth, Sullivan responded, "It contains extremely compelling evidence."

The final question we asked in this interview was, "How many architects and engineers does it take speaking in unison until people hear that there is a problem?" His response, "As the number grows it will be harder and harder to deny them -- but deny them they will."

Note: 1) Sullivan came out from the East Coast to deliver a short but electrifying presentation on Friday and Saturday night, May 7th & 8th at the joint presentation of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and Firefighters for 9/11 Truth. He joined Richard Gage, AIA, and Erik Lawyer on stage for 10 minutes and answered some key questions about the demolition industry, the CDI family of Loizeauxs, and the way the 3 WTC skyscrapers were destroyed. Prior to these milestone events he appeared with Gage and Lawyer on KPFA radio Berkeley on the program “Guns & Butter” with host Bonnie Faulkner who had a number of great questions for him.

2) "DO NOT COPY" watermarks on images were added by Tom Sullivan. These images may not be copied other than in the context of this article, or with his specific approval.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

70 ans après l’appel à la “résistance”, voici le beau résultat …

La “résistance” … Tout ça pour ça : La France etait dorenavant la MERE de L'eglise....

Juifs intégristes au pouvoir, américanisation, drogues, gay prides, immigration massive, exploitation des travailleurs, insécurité, pornographie, accélération de la désacralisation, suicides, avortements, paupérisation, manipulation de l’histoire, mixité scolaire et sociale, féminisme, ingérences occidentalistes, musique dégénérée, euthanasie, divorces, libertinage sexuel, dévirilisation,”art” contemporain, assistanat, inversions des rôles, progression de l’alcoolisme, désobéissance aux parents, prostitution estudiantine, naturisme, pollution, néo-esclavagisme, paresse generalisee, assistanat gangrenante, police state rampante et omnipresente … et j'en passe les meilleures....corruption inegalee, assassinat d'etat, meurtres sanctionnes par la republique et ses services revoltants....tromperie D'etat decadente, diplomatie et affaires etrangeres deshonorante....un clown MOSSAD/CIA pour ministre des affaires etrangeres....

Le Président MOSSADNIK sioniste de la république “française” vous remercie !

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Michael Manley and Jimmy Carter.

In 1972, Michael Manley, Jamaica's prime minister, increased the taxes paid by US and Canadian mining companies.

Jamaica became friends with Cuba.

The CIA decided to use "crime and terrorism" to topple Manley. (From Kabul to Kingston )

The CIA station in Kingston became one of the biggest in the world.

Jamaica was hit by bombings.

Weapons were supplied to gangs such as the Shower Posse.

Cocaine began to arrive.

In the 1980s, the Jamaican gangsters helped friends of the Nicaraguan Contras. (From Kabul to Kingston )

Image by freestylee

Now, drones fly over Kingston.

There are extra judicial killings.

In March 2010 Jamaican newspapers reported that in Kingston there was a joint US-UK-Canada intelligence operation. (From Kabul to Kingston)

The Jamaican army is involved in a war in Kingston.

It was the CIA which trained, armed, and put into power the gangsters in Jamaica...., exactly as they did with the LF of Samir Geagea and still do today....

(13 June 2010, at Global Research, Casey Gane-McCalla: Jamaica's Shower Posse: How The CIA Created "The Most Notorious Criminal Organization" )

According to Gary Webb's book, The Dark Alliance, Norman Descoteaux, the CIA station chief in Jamaica, began a destabilization program of the Manley government in late 70s.

The CIA organised assassinations, labor unrest, bribery, and the shipping of weapons to Manley's opponents.

Author, Daurius Figueira writes in his book, Cocaine And Heroin Trafficking In The Caribbean, "In fact, it meant that illicit drug runners linked to the JLP (Jamaica Labor Party) were integrated into a CIA linked illicit drugs guns and criminal trafficking pipeline."

Former CIA agent, Philip Agee, said "the CIA was using the JLP as its instrument in the campaign against the Michael Manley government, I'd say most of the violence was coming from the JLP, and behind them was the CIA in terms of getting weapons in and getting money in."

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Guerre civile en France : Provocations en serie de l'extreme droite juive sioniste Sarkozyste au pouvoir

Son Excellence le grand empereur Nicolas Sarkozy
wishes to object zat a certain journaliste d'investigation by ze name of Wayne Madsen keeps calling him a “dwarf”! C’est une insulte extraordinaire et l'excellence Sarkozy wishes to inform ze reporter Madsen zat his wife confirms zat it iz not ze size zat matters!

Pauvres franchouillards, ils n'ont plus que leurs drapeaux pour faire office de pays. Alors que la mafia israelienne sous la houlette du mossadnik Sarkozy finit de mettre le pays sous tutelle des banksters de Londres et Washington. J'ecrivais la semaine derniere que l'enquete sur le mitraillage de la mosquee d'Istres etait lié a des reseaux 'corses', établis en metropole, travaillant pour le gouvernement francais. Suite a cela des listes de membres de milices d'extremes droites issues de la mouvance des nostalgiques de ' l'Algerie francaise' dont de nombreux juifs d'Algerie et pieds noirs, milices couvertes et protegées par le ministere de l'interieur, circulaient dans le sud de la France, en attendant la confirmation de l'identité des auteurs et le feu vert avant leurs neutralisations avant que la DCRI ne les expatrie ailleurs pour les proteger.

Durant la nuit de dimanche a lundi, nouvelle provocation de l'extreme droite juive sioniste qui brula le drapeau de la ville de Villeneuve Saint-Georges pour le remplacer par le drapeau algerien, quelques jours auparavent les milices juives sionistes avaient brulé la porte de la synagogue de la ville de Villeneuve Saint-Georges, simulant un acte antisemite.

Ces operations sont du meme acabit que ceux des barbouzes israeliennes de la DST en 2005, les feux criminels mis dans les hotels ou des familles africaines entieres ont été brulées vives quelques semaines avant les emeutes organisées par l'OTAN et le mossad depuis l'Allemagne en vu de faire elire leur agent Sarkozy, qui comme Le Pen avait besoin 'de bonnes emeutes generalisées pour gagner' la présidentielle de 2007.

Derniere provocation raciste, un 'apero saucisson et pinard' qui doit avoir lieu dans le quartier de la Goutte d'or (Paris) organisé par des identitaires pro-israeliens, financés en sous main par les organisations d'extreme droite israelienne au pouvoir, dont la nouvelle hegerie n'est autre que Marine Le Pen, qui vient de faire allegeance a Israel et au CRIF.

Si cet apéro devait avoir lieu, il pourrait donner lieu a des scenes de guerillas, deja mises en scene a l'avance, par les milices d'extreme droite juives sionistes dont la main d'oeuvre pas chere, et cashere dans le 19 arrondissement ne manque pas. Comme en 2005, les israeliens de France feront porter le chapeau aux résidents musulmans du quartier. La mairie de Paris aux mains du sefarade ultra-sioniste Bertrand Delanoe refusant de fournir un lieu decent de priere pour la communauté musulmane dans ce quartier, obligeant les Musulmans a prier dans la rue par manque de place. Les Musulmans ayant suffisament de fonds pour acheter des terrains et batir par eux-memes, se voient systematiquement refuser l'autorisation de construire sous de faux pretextes liés a la securité. Montant deliberement les populations blanches deja appauvries par la cherete de la vie, a Paris, et extremement vulnerables, dans ce quartier le plus pauvre de Paris contre les populations immigrées encore plus pauvres et majoritairement musulmanes installées dans le quartier depuis plus de 30 ans.

Ces provocations portent toutes la marque d'Israel et ses larbins au sein du gouvernment francais et les villes administrées par des juifs sionistes ultra-israelien, qui oublient bien souvent qu'ils sont en France et pas en Palestine Occupée.

Ces actes de provocations racistes sont couverts par l'etat francais au plus haut niveau, dans le but de declencher une guerre civile, pour faciliter la re-election du pantin de Tel Aviv Sarkozy, qui a bati toute sa reputation politique sur la 'sécurité' et sur la haine de l'Islaam, en simulant meme une conversion au catholicisme.

Cette vague d'islamophobie utilise le fait musulman allant du hallal, la burqua, l'identité nationale, la polygamie, en passant par les genocides coloniaux et le soutien de la France-Israel aux GIAs et a l'armée des harkis en Algerie depuis 1990, est orchestrée dans toute l'Europe, elle est destinée a soutenir Israel dans sa guerre contre l'Iran et a l'assister dans son hegemonie au moyen orient, accelerer son integration en tant qu'etat membre dans l'union europeene, stigmatiser les minorites immigrées et les rendre coupable de la crise economique, pourtant elle orchestrée par la mafia juive sioniste occidentale, le cas de Goldmann-Sachs et de Lehmann-Brother sont criant, avec les transferts de dettes privées colossales sur le dos des contribuables européens.

Ceci couplé au morcellement des pays en regions (regionalisation de l'Europe ou diviser pour mieux asservir et regner), la Belgique et la Suisse en tete, par des partis politiques d'extremes droites, tous pro-israeliens et pro-mondialistes. Ces partis politiques beneficiant de l'islamophobie regnant depuis 40 ans en Europe chez les elites majoritairement pro-sionistes et dans les medias financés par les banksters de la mafia sioniste. La boucle etant bouclée !

Malgre les avertissements données il y a plusiers mois sur ce site, et la mise sous pression des reseaux gouvernementaux israeliens en France et a l'etranger, il semble qu'Israel souhaite réellement une confrontation militaire avec les Musulmans vivant en France et en Europe. Mal lui en a pris !

Que le gouvernement d'extreme droite juive sioniste Sarkozyste prenne ses responsabilités avant qu'il ne soit trop tard ! Nous sommes entrée dans une guerre civile de type 'choc des civilisations' voulue et orchestrée depuis Tel Aviv...

Guerre civile en France : De Villepin dispose de plus de fonds que Sarkozy pour 2012, de sources musulmanes tres fiables

Selon nos sources, le Qatar et Hariri fils suspendent leurs aides financieres a Nicolas Sarkozy dans le cadre du financement de sa campagne presidentielle de 2012, suite a la presentation de preuves irrefutables que Sarkozy a impliqué les dirigeants de ces pays dans une liste de cibles a abattre pour le compte d'Israel pour leurs soutiens (meme hypocrite) au HAMAS.

De sources tres fiables, Galouzeau Villepin disposerait desormais d'un tresor de guerre venant du Moyen Orient et d'Afrique du Nord (ou Segolene Royal tente de faire financer sa campagne par Bouteflika en envoyant regulierement Arnaud de Montebourg pour convaincre Boutef el Habli), pour 2012.

Sarkozy envisage de retourner a Londres des la semaine prochaine pour demander a ses parrains de la mafia juive sioniste de le soutenir par tous les moyens, si ce n'est deja fait ce jour meme. C'est surement l'une des raisons pour laquelle, le gouvernement Sarkozy a offert a la societé israelienne ICTS, impliquée dans les attentats du 11 septembre, de Madrid et Londres, le contrat pour assurer la 'sécurité' du port de Calais, un port strategique pour l'Europe du Nord et les trafiques en tout genre entre le continent, la France et la Grande Bretagne. Auparavent la mafia israelienne utilisait les port s d'Anvers, Rotterdam avec la couverture de l'OTAN pour faire passer armes, drogues, reseaux de prostitution, etc.... Les malettes pleines d'argent pour la présidentielle de Sarkozy passeront par la ville de Calais. Au passage, nous remercions la 'Résistance' dans cette ville pour avoir eventé l'information au bon moment.

Apres le Karachi-gate, le Bettencourt-gate.... le jeu consistant a montrer a toute la planete que Sarkozy peut prendre la porte en 2010 sans que la mafia israelienne ne puisse broncher... Comme quoi les israeliens de Londres decryptent vite les messages...
Affaire Bettencourt : en route vers le sarkogate ?
17 juin 2010 -

Son cas ne résistera pas à l’examen des consciences : Nicolas Sarkozy doit partir. Après l’implication du Président dans les malversations financières liées à des contrats d’armement et au financement de la campagne présidentielle de Balladur, révèle un nouveau scandale d’Etat. L’Elysée aurait interféré auprès de la justice pour aider la milliardaire Liliane Bettencourt. Ironie du sort, le ministre chargé de la rigoureuse réforme des retraites, Eric Woerth, est aussi impliqué. La connivence entre dirigeants politiques et puissances d’argent alors que le système s’effondre sur les peuples ne peut plus être acceptée.

Entre mai 2009 et 2010, les discussions d’affaires de l’héritière L’Oréal et première fortune de France ont été enregistrées secrètement par son maître d’hôtel. A l’examen de ces conversations entre Liliane Bettencourt et Patrice de Maistre, le patron de la société gérant sa fortune, l’on apprend que l’Elysée aurait violé la séparation constitutionnelle des pouvoirs exécutifs et judiciaires, qu’Eric Woerth et son épouse auraient bénéficié de faveurs et que Nicolas Sarkozy aurait lui-même reçu des contributions financières de la milliardaire. Extraits.

Dévoiement de l’Elysée

Conseiller du Président pour les affaires judiciaires jusqu’en novembre 2009, Patrick Ouart, désormais salarié de LVMH mais qui continuerait à conseiller le chef de l’Etat sur les dossiers les plus sensibles, est au cœur des discussions. Notons que lorsque Nicolas Sarkozy était maire de Neuilly (1983-2002), où se situe l’hôtel particulier de Liliane Bettencourt, il fut un hôte régulier de l’héritière. Il l’a d’ailleurs reçue personnellement à l’Elysée en décembre 2008. Dans une conversation avec elle le 21 juillet 2009, Patrice de Maistre évoque un entretien avec Patrick Ouart « le conseiller juridique, à l’Elysée, que je vois régulièrement pour vous ». « Il m’a dit que le procureur Courroye allait annoncer le 3 septembre, normalement, que la demande de votre fille était irrecevable. Donc classer l’affaire. Mais il ne faut le dire à personne, cette fois-ci. » Effectivement, le 3 septembre dernier, le parquet de Nanterre déclara irrecevable la plainte de la fille Bettencourt. Lors d’une autre conversation du 23 avril 2010, de Maistre dit à Bettencourt : « j’ai vu, euh, l’ancien conseiller de Nicolas Sarkozy pour les affaires juridiques et judiciaires, Patrick Ouart, qui n’est plus à l’Elysée mais qui n’a pas été remplacé et qui travaille chez Bernard Arnault, et qui m’aime beaucoup. Et il a voulu me voir l’autre jour et il m’a dit, M. de Maistre, le président continue de suivre ça de très près… (…) Et en première instance, on ne peut rien faire de plus, mais on peut vous dire qu’en cour d’appel, si vous perdez, on connaît très, très bien le procureur. »

Connivence avec Eric et Florence Woerth

N’oublions pas qu’Eric Woerth, ministre du Budget de 2007 à 2010 et actuel ministre du Travail, est, en tant que Trésorier de l’UMP et grâce à son fief de Chantilly, le principal rabatteur de fonds du parti présidentiel (voir notre article Rigoureusement Woerth) et qu’il fut l’artisan du bouclier fiscal protégeant la fortune des 15 000 plus riches contribuables de France. Jusqu’au mois dernier, son épouse Florence, embauchée en 2007 par Patrice de Maistre, était la principale gérante de la fortune Bettencourt. Dans une conversation du 23 avril 2010, de Maistre dit que c’est Eric Woerth qui a obtenu l’embauche de sa femme : « Je me suis trompé quand je l’ai engagée. (…) J’avoue que quand je l’ai fait, son mari était ministre des finances (du budget, NDLR) , il m’a demandé de le faire. (…) Et donc si vous voulez, aujourd’hui, sans faire de bruit, je pense qu’il faut que j’aille voir son mari et que je lui dise que avec le procès et avec Nestlé, il faut qu’on soit trop manœuvrants et on peut plus avoir sa femme. Et puis on lui, on lui, on lui donnera de l’argent et puis voilà. Parce que c’est trop dangereux. » De Maistre affirme aussi dans une discussion du 29 octobre 2009 qu’Eric Woerth est personnellement intervenu pour aider la fondation de Liliane Bettencourt : « [Eric Woerth] est très sympathique et c’est notre ministre du budget. Et c’est lui qui a permis à l’Institut de récupérer le bâtiment dans lequel on va faire l’auditorium. » Il prétend même que le ministre s’occupe personnellement des affaires fiscales de la milliardaire : « Il est très sympathique et en plus c’est lui qui s’occupe de vos impôts donc je trouve que ce n’était pas idiot. C’est le ministre du budget. Il est très sympathique, c’est un ami. »

Versements d’argent

Toujours selon ces enregistrements dérobés, la ministre de la Recherche Valérie Pecresse ainsi que MM. Woerth et Sarkozy, auraient reçu, en mars, de l’argent de Mme Bettencourt :

– Patrice de Maistre : « Valérie Pécresse, c’est la ministre de la recherche. Elle fait la campagne pour être présidente de Paris. Elle va perdre mais il faut que vous la souteniez et c’est des sommes très mineures, des petites sommes. Elle va perdre mais il faut que l’on montre votre soutien. Le deuxième, c’est le ministre du budget. Il faut aussi l’aider. Et le troisième, c’est Nicolas Sarkozy. »

– Liliane Bettencourt : « Bon alors, il faut donner pour Précresse… »

– PdM : « Mais ce n’est pas cher. »

– LB : « C’est elle qui a demandé cette somme là ? »

– PdM : « Non, c’est le maximum légal. C’est 7.500, ce n’est pas très cher. Vous savez, en ce moment, il faut que l’on ait des amis. Ça, c’est Valérie Pécresse. Ça, c’est Eric Woerth, le ministre du budget. Je pense que c’est bien, c’est pas cher et ils apprécient. »

– LB : « Et Nicolas Sarkozy ? »

– PdM : « C’est fait, c’est dedans. »

Tout cela est entre les mains de la police judiciaire mais quelles qu’en soient les suites légales, le dossier Sarkozy est déjà bien trop lourd. Il faut en tirer les conséquences pour faire face à l’effondrement économique et financier, qui exige la présence de consciences et de caractères au sommet de l’Etat.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Furkan Dogan was U.S., not dual American-Turkish, citizen

'They bled to death': Complete Mavi Marmara footage released

June , 2010 -- ISTANBUL -- Furkan Dogan was U.S., not dual American-Turkish, citizen

There is a reason why the Obama White House supports an Israeli-run internal investigation of the massacre of international aid workers on the Turkish vessel Mavi Marmara in international waters.

The White House has said that an Israeli investigation of the deadly Israeli commando assault on the vessel will be led by by retired Israeli Supreme Court judge Yaacov Tirkel and that the only international participation will include two non-voting observers, former Northern Ireland first minister David Trimble and Canadian judge Ken Watkin.

Israel and the Israeli-dominated media in the United States have been exposed in carrying out a dastardly disinformation campaign concerning one of the Mavi Marmara passengers killed in the attack on Turkish aid ship, which was part of a flotilla bound not for Gaza but for Egypt. After setting sail from Antalya, Turkey, the Mavi Marmara was supposedly instructed to change course for Gaza. The Turkish government and the MIT intelligence service subsequently discovered that Israel's Mossad had placed an agent within the Mavi Marmara ranks of the main Turkish organizer of the aid flotilla, the Humanitarian Relief Organization, or IHH.

Earlier, the Turkish government told IHH organizers that their flotilla would be intercepted by Israel based on intelligence coming from Turkish assets inside Israel. The Mavi Marmara and the other ships apparently decided to heed the Turkish government's advice and off-load its humanitarian supplies for Gaza in Egypt. However, because the flotilla was intercepted by Israeli commandos in international waters, it is not known whether the ship's were bound for Egypt or Gaza. The IHH also owns the Mavi Marmara.

What is known is that 19-year od Furkan Dogan, described by many pro-Israeli U.S. and international media sources as a "dual U.S.-Turkish" citizen, was not. Dogan was a U.S. citizen, born in Troy, New York while his father was obtaining his MBA in accounting from Renselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dogan carried a U.S. passport and a Turkish permanent resident blue card.

The U.S. embassy only phoned Dogan's parents to offer condolences after the Turkish media announced that one of the nine dead passengers was a U.S. passport holder. The other eight were all Turkish citizens. Israeli authorities never notified either the Turkish government or the U.S. government through their respective embassies in Tel Aviv about Dogan's nationality. Dogan's father only found out about his son's death when he traveled to Istanbul to welcome his son's return and then was told that he should go the Istanbul's morgue instead.

Neither the U.S. embassy in Ankara or the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul sent a representative to witness the Istanbul coroner's autopsy on Dogan's body, an autopsy that showed that Dogan was shot five times, including twice in the head, once in the chest, and twice in the lower legs from a distance of 45 centimeters. The coroner also reported that Dogan appeared to have been shot after he was actually dead.

The FBI and Department of Justice maintain personnel at the U.S. embassies in Ankara and Tel Aviv to interface with local authorities when U.S. citizens die abroad. While such assistance has been rendered for other U.S. citizens killed abroad by terrorists, it was not done in Dogan's case when the terrorists were Israeli commandos. There is no indication that the U.S. diplomatic missions in Ankara or Istanbul requested the help of the U.S. Army hospital in Landstuhl, Germany to witness the autopsy of Dogan in Istanbul.

In addition, Dogan, as with many other Americans on board the aid flotilla, has been subjected to a vicious attack by Israeli and foreign Jewish media interests. Reports have been planted in Turkish and foreign media that Dogan was a jihadist sympathizer who wanted to be a martyr. In fact, Dogan was preparing to enter college for a pre-med program and, as an avid basketball player, was interested in a possible future career with the National Basketball Association in the United States. Dogan responded to a billboard advertising the flotilla in his home town in Turkey and applied to join on the IHH website. Dogan was not political and was not involved in any extremist causes.

The Obama administration appears to be more interested in covering up for its lack of interest in the fact that an American citizen was killed in cold blood by the Israelis and even, according to the coroner, was shot after he was dead. The White House has defrayed totally to Israel. The question must also be asked whether White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, who is a dual citizen of Israel and the United States, knew from his Israeli sources about Dogan's citizenship. Emanuel was in Israel for his son's bar mitzvah while Furkan Dogan was in a morgue at the Israeli naval base at Ashdod. Emanuel has shown his true colors as someone who places Israel's propaganda interests ahead of those of a grieving Turkish father who is mourning the loss of his son at the hands of brutal Israeli commandos.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Psychiatrist of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Commits Suicide

Anguished Suicide Note Cites ‘Deluge of Doublethink’ In Driving Kind-Hearted Shrink to Despair...

Michael K. Smith

Moshe Yatom, a prominent Israeli psychiatrist who successfully cured the most extreme forms of mental illness throughout a distinguished career, was found dead at his home in Tel Aviv yesterday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. A suicide note at his side explained that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been his patient for the last nine years, had “sucked the life right out of me.”

“I can’t take it anymore,” wrote Yatom. “Robbery is redemption, apartheid is freedom, peace activists are terrorists, murder is self-defense, piracy is legality, Palestinians are Jordanians, annexation is liberation, there’s no end to his contradictions. Freud promised rationality would reign in the instinctual passions, but he never met Bibi Netanyahu. This guy would say Gandhi invented brass knuckes.”

Psychiatrists are familiar with the human tendency to massage the truth to avoid confronting emotionally troubling material, but Yatom was apparently stunned at what he called the “waterfall of lies” gushing from his most illustrious patient. His personal diary details the steady disintegration of his once invincible personality under the barrage of self-serving rationalizations put forth by Netanyahu.

“I’m completely shocked,” said neighbor Yossi Bechor, whose family regularly vacationed with Yatom’s family. “Moshe was the epitome of the fully-integrated personality and had cured dozens of schizophrenics before beginning work on Bibi. There was no outward indication that his case was any different from the others.”

But it was. Yatom grew increasingly depressed at his complete lack of progress in getting the Prime Minister to acknowledge reality, and he eventually suffered a series of strokes when attempting to grasp Netanyahu’s thinking, which he characterized in one diary entry as “a black hole of self-contradiction.”

The first of Yatom’s strokes occurred when Netanyahu offered his opinion that the 911 attacks on Washington and New York “were good.” The second followed a session in which Netanyahu insisted that Iran and Nazi Germany were identical. And the third occurred after the Prime Minister declared Iran’s nuclear energy program was a “flying gas chamber,” and that all Jews everywhere “lived permanently in Auschwitz.” Yatom’s efforts to calm Netanyahu’s hysteria were extremely taxing emotionally and routinely ended in failure. “The alibi is always the same with him,” complained another diary entry. “The Jews are on the verge of annihilation at the hands of the racist goyim and the only way to save the day is to carry out one final massacre.”

Yatom was apparently working on converting his diary into a book about the Netanyahu case. Several chapters of an unfinished manuscript, entitled “Psychotic On Steroids,” were found in his study. The excerpt below offers a rare glimpse at the inner workings of a Prime Minister’s mind, at the same time as it reveals the daunting challenge Yatom faced in seeking to guide it to rationality:

Monday, March 8

“Bibi came by at three for his afternoon session. At four he refused to leave and claimed my house was actually his. Then he locked me in the basement overnight while he lavishly entertained his friends upstairs. When I tried to escape, he called me a terrorist and put me in shackles. I begged for mercy, but he said he could hardly grant it to someone who didn’t even exist.”

-----Michael K. Smith is the author of "Portraits of Empire" and "The Madness of King George," from Common Courage Press.
My sources for this story are Israeli psychiatrists - colleagues of Mr. Yatom - who fear lawsuits for violation of client privacy. Some of them are treating Israeli cabinet members and dread public exposure of what they discussed with Yatom. They are also understandably embarrassed at their inability to "heal the sick" as it were.

My article is in no sense "dirty propaganda." I sincerely believe that Benjamin Netanyahu is capable of being cured and deeply regret that Yatom blew his brains out as soon as he fully understood him, as any decent psychiatrist would undoubtedly have felt compelled to do.

Let us hope that in the future psychiatrists of stronger mettle are found, so that doublethink can at last be cured.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New Director of National Intelligence: Overseeing Aggression Abroad, Repression at Home

Yesterday, President Barack Obama selected retired Air Force Lt. General James R. Clapper Jr. as his nominee as the secret state's new Director of National Intelligence (DNI).

Obama heaped copious praise on the general in a Rose Garden appearance Saturday. "Jim is one of our nation's most experienced and most respected intelligence professionals," Obama said. "He possesses a quality that I value in all my advisers: a willingness to tell leaders what we need to know even if it's not what we want to hear," according to a White House transcript of the president's remarks.

Clapper, who faces a tough confirmation fight in the Senate, would direct the 16-agency U.S. "Intelligence Community." From his perch in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Clapper would coordinate America's formidable spy apparatus as it wages a global shadow war to control other people's resources and secure geostrategic advantage over their imperialist rivals.

The position of DNI was created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but the Director has neither operational control nor budgetary authority over any of the agencies he oversees as the nation's top spymaster. Bureaucratic in-fighting and turf battles within the security apparat, particularly with the CIA under Leon Panetta, but also with insiders such as White House counterterrorism adviser, the former CIA torture-enabler, John Brennan, have fueled internecine feuds amongst the various players.

If confirmed by the Senate, Clapper would replace retired Admiral Dennis C. Blair, who was pressured to resign by the Obama regime May 28, over so-called "intelligence failures," resulting from the aborted Christmas Day attempted bombing aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 over Detroit and the failed May 1 Times Square car bombing.

As Antifascist Calling revealed in a series of articles earlier this year, far from being a failure to "connect the dots," as with the 9/11 provocation itself, the American secret state possessed sufficient information that should have prevented alleged bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, from boarding that plane and placing the lives of nearly 300 air passengers at risk.

The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), an ODNI fiefdom, was cited for "lapses" and faulted for its failure to collate information in their possession. But as I reported, during January 20 testimony to the Senate's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, NCTC head honcho Michael E. Leiter told the panel: "I will tell you, that when people come to the country and they are on the watch list, it is because we have generally made the choice that we want them here in the country for some reason or another."

Under Secretary of State for Management, Patrick F. Kennedy, testified before the House Homeland Security Committee January 27, that the State Department did not revoke the would-be bomber's passport at the specific request of U.S. intelligence agencies.

Kennedy claimed that "revocation action would've disclosed what they were doing." The Undersecretary said that allowing the alleged terrorist to keep his visa would have "helped" federal investigators take down the entire network "rather than simply knocking out one solider in that effort."

While the would-be suicide fanbois kept his passport, one "reform" that the "change" administration implemented was a directive by President Obama authorizing the assassination of American citizens accused of terrorism. Death sentences would be carried out without any legal recourse whatsoever, simply on the basis of unsubstantiated Executive Branch allegations.

Clapper, 69, is a close ally of current Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, a former CIA Director under Poppy Bush and an architect of the Iran-Contra coverup. Currently the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, Clapper replaced Stephen A. Cambone in 2007, a crony of former Secretary of Defense, the unindicted war criminal Donald Rumsfeld.

Like many retired military officials who leverage national "service" as entrée to the lucrative world of outsourced corporate spying, Clapper was the Chief Operating Officer for Detica DFI, a British intelligence and security firm that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the scandal-tainted BAE Systems.

According to a blurb on the firm's web site, "Detica specializes in collecting, managing and exploiting information to reveal actionable intelligence." Doubtless, Clapper found himself right at home.

Last October, the British high-tech news magazine The Register, revealed that Detica and Lockheed Martin had secured a multi-billion pound contract with the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the U.K.'s National Security Agency for work on a domestic snooping project called "Mastering the Internet." That top secret program is currently developing systems and methods for extracting intelligence from huge volumes of surveillance data generated by online services.

Similar programs are currently underway here in the heimat, many of which are linked to the secretive Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI). Last month's stand-up of U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) found top Pentagon officials and the defense contractors whom they so loyally serve, floating the idea "that the Defense Department might start a protective program for civilian networks, based on a deeply controversial effort to keep hackers out of the government's pipes," Wired reported.

"A 356-page classified plan" journalist Noah Shachtman disclosed, "outlining CYBERCOM's rise is being put into action." According to Wired, "procedures are now being worked out for CYBERCOM to help the Department of Homeland Security defend government and civilian networks."

Wired reported last week that "Joe Lieberman wants to give the federal government the power to take over civilian networks' security, if there’s an 'imminent cyber threat.' It's part of a draft bill, co-sponsored by Senators Lieberman and Susan Collins, that provides the Department of Homeland Security broad authority to ensure that 'critical infrastructure' stays up and running in the face of a looming hack attack."

Two of the agencies that would fall under Clapper's brief are DHS and NSA, both of which are charged with "protecting" critical network infrastructure in the unlikely event of a massive cyber attack.

Prior to his current position as Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, between 2001-2006 Clapper was the Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), a DOD combat support agency charged with developing "imagery and map-based intelligence solutions for U.S. national defense, homeland security and safety of navigation."

Accordingly, NGA "provides timely, relevant and accurate geospatial intelligence in support of national security objectives" gathered by America's super-secret fleet of spy satellites flown by its "sister" organization, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) as well as imagery and geospatial information derived from drones or other air based U.S. assets.

One can be fairly certain that NGA's "map-based intelligence solutions" for homeland security have been deployed for domestic repression. As Antifascist Calling reported in 2008, according to a planning document released by the whistleblowing web site Wikileaks, in the run-up to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, NGA was in the thick of things as a gaggle of federal and state law enforcement agencies targeted activists and journalists for preemptive arrest.

Before leading NGA, Clapper was Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the principal producer and manager of military intelligence for the Pentagon. Investigative journalist Tim Shorrock revealed in his essential book, Spies For Hire, that with an annual estimated budget of $1 billion, DIA employs some 11,000 military and civilian personnel, "35 percent of whom are contractors."

According to Shorrock's analysis for CorpWatch, principal security corps doing yeoman's work for DIA include BAE Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, SAIC, Inc. CACI International, Inc. and L-3 Communications Inc.

In reporting Clapper's selection as DNI, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal have emphasized the general's "decades of experience" in getting America's sprawling secret state under Executive Branch control.

According to the Times, Clapper's announcement amounts "to pushing the reset button for the president," as Obama tries to "recalibrate" an intelligence and security apparatus that has "undergone continued revamping since the debacle leading up to the Iraq war," one that "still lacks the cohesion necessary in an evolving war with terrorists."

The Journal, on the other hand, has stressed that despite "resistance" by Democratic and Republican party grifters on Capitol Hill, Clapper "has significant backing among intelligence professionals, who also note that he is the most experienced individual willing to take the job."

The Journal reports that one of Clapper's "earliest moves was to shut a Pentagon database, called TALON, that was supposed to track terrorist threats to military bases but was found to also contain information on antiwar protesters."

TALON (Threat and Local Observation Notice) was a spying database that was under the operational control of the U.S. Air Force. It was authorized by neocon warmonger and serial intelligence fabricator, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz in 2002. By 2004 however, TALON became the "property" of the Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA), a secretive and heavily-outsourced Pentagon satrapy run by Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, Stephen A. Cambone.

Following media revelations of the program, in 2007 The National Security Archive published a series of documents outlining CIFA's illegal domestic operations; surveillance that continues today under new Pentagon programs authorized by Obama's discredited "change" regime, as revealed last summer by Democracy Now!.

While the Journal is technically correct that the TALON database was removed from CIFA's control by Clapper, the TALON system itself was offloaded, as I previously reported back in 2008, to the FBI and now reside in a Bureau database known as Guardian and e-Guardian.

Even though CIFA has since been supplanted by the DIA's Defense Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Center (DCHC), SourceWatch revealed that "in accordance with intelligence oversight requirements," DOD "will maintain a record copy of the collected data," including data illegally collected on antiwar activists, continues to exist somewhere deep in the bowels of the Pentagon for future reference.

Whether or not Clapper is confirmed by the Senate, illegal wars of aggression will continue; drones will still rain death and destruction upon unarmed civilians; America's pit bull in the Middle East, Israel, will carry out international acts of piracy and murder on the high seas with impunity as Gaza starves; and the Executive Branch will complete the destruction of the Constitution and the rule of law at home to "keep us safe."
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