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| Iraq was invaded to protect Israel -
ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH NEOCONS LIED AND
PUSHED AND SPIED TO BRING
ABOUT IRAQ INVASION
would Iraq attack America or use nuclear weapons against
tell you what I think the real threat [is] and actually has been
1990 - it's the threat against Israel... And this is the
dare not speak its name, because the
Europeans don't care deeply about
that threat, I will tell you frankly.
And the American government doesn't
want to lean too hard on it
rhetorically, because it is not a popular sell."
Defense Intelligence Board
Member Philip Zeikow, 10 September 2002
maintains a large and active intelligence-
gathering operation in the
United States that has long
attempted to recruit U.S. officials as
spies and to procure
classified documents, U.S. government officials
Los Angeles Times,
3 September 2004
Mid-East Realities - MiddleEast.Org - Washington - 4 Sept 04:
Richard Perle, the Israeli-connected top
neocon forced to resign as head of the Defense Intelligence Board who just in recent
days has been publicly accused of gross multi-million dollar looting of
a major corporation, brought Philip Zelikow onto the Defense Intelligence Board of which he
was Chairman shortly after the Bush/Cheney takeover in
Down the road the White House and the
Republican Congressional leadership made the same Philip Zelikow
Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission, which has since been quite
accurately accused of mostly covering up government failings and actual
But one year after 9/11, while speaking
extemporaneously at a university forum, Mr. Zelikow partially let the
cat out of the bag when he actually admitted that the major reason the
U.S. was going to invade Iraq was in order to protect Israel. Now
the Vice-President himself was reported to have said much the same
visit to Israel earlier that same year -- and MER reported this at the
time -- but there was no actual
recording of those secretive meetings in Israel.
Now that the new Israeli spy scandal has
broken into public view, the top-level connections between the Jewish
neocons at the Pentagon and the National Security Council -- among them
Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, and Elliott Abrams -- the following and
associated stories first published earlier this year deserve much more
than a second look. They should in fact be the basis for a
full-fledged journalistic investigation into what could yet be called
Iraq was invaded 'to protect Israel'
- US official
Asia Times -
3/31/2004 - Washington: Iraq under Saddam
Hussein did not pose a threat to the
United States, but it did to Israel, which is one reason why Washington
invaded the Arab country, according to a speech made by a member of a
top-level White House intelligence group.
Inter Press Service uncovered the remarks by Philip Zelikow, who is now
the executive director of the body set up to investigate the terrorist
attacks on the US in September 2001 - the 9/11 commission - in which he
suggests a prime motive for the invasion just over one year ago was to
eliminate a threat to Israel, a staunch US ally in the Middle East.
Zelikow's casting of the attack on Iraq as one launched to protect
Israel appears at odds with the public position of US President George
W Bush and his administration, which has never overtly drawn the link
between its war on the regime of Saddam and its concern for Israel's
The administration has instead insisted it launched the war to liberate
the Iraqi people, destroy Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and
to protect the United States.
Zelikow made his statements about "the unstated threat" during his
tenure on a highly knowledgeable and well-connected body known as the
President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB), which reports
directly to the president. He served on the board between 2001 and
"Why would Iraq attack America or use nuclear weapons against us? I'll
tell you what I think the real threat [is] and actually has been since
1990 - it's the threat against Israel," Zelikow told a crowd at the
University of Virginia on September 10, 2002, speaking on a panel of
foreign policy experts assessing the impact of September 11 and the
future of the war on al-Qaeda.
"And this is the threat that dare not speak its name, because the
Europeans don't care deeply about that threat, I will tell you frankly.
And the American government doesn't want to lean too hard on it
rhetorically, because it is not a popular sell," said Zelikow.
The statements are the first to surface from a source closely linked to
the Bush administration acknowledging that the war, which has so far
cost the lives of nearly 600 US troops and thousands of Iraqis, was
motivated by Washington's desire to defend the Jewish state.
The administration, which is surrounded by staunch pro-Israel,
neo-conservative hawks, is currently fighting an extensive campaign to
ward off accusations that it derailed the "war on terrorism" it
launched after September 11 by taking a detour to Iraq, which appears
to have posed no direct threat to the US.
Israel is Washington's biggest ally in the Middle East, receiving
annual direct aid of US$3-4 billion.
Even though members of the 16-person PFIAB come from outside
government, they enjoy the confidence of the president and have access
to all information related to foreign intelligence that they need to
play their vital advisory role. Known in intelligence circles as
"Piffy-ab", the board is supposed to evaluate the nation's intelligence
agencies and probe any mistakes they make. The unpaid appointees on the
board require a security clearance known as "code word" that is higher
than top secret.
The national security adviser to former president George H W Bush
(1989-93) Brent Scowcroft, currently chairs the board in its work
overseeing a number of intelligence bodies, including the Central
Intelligence Agency, the various military intelligence groups and the
Pentagon's National Reconnaissance Office.
Neither Scowcroft nor Zelikow returned numerous phone calls and e-mail
messages from IPS for this story.
Zelikow has long-established ties to the Bush administration. Before
his appointment to PFIAB in October 2001, he was part of the current
president's transition team in January 2001. In that capacity, Zelikow
drafted a memo for National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice on
reorganizing and restructuring the National Security Council (NSC) and
prioritizing its work.
Richard A Clarke, who was counter-terrorism coordinator for Bush's
predecessor president Bill Clinton (1993-2001) also worked for Bush
senior, and has recently accused the current administration of not
heeding his terrorism warnings. Clarke said that Zelikow was among
those he briefed about the urgent threat from al-Qaeda in December
Rice herself had served in the NSC during the first Bush
administration, and subsequently teamed up with Zelikow on a 1995 book
about the unification of Germany.
Zelikow had ties with another senior Bush administration official -
Robert Zoellick, the current trade representative. The two wrote three
books together, including one in 1998 on the United States and the
Muslim Middle East.
Aside from his position on the 9/11 commission, Zelikow is now also
director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs and White Burkett
Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia. His close
ties to the administration prompted accusations of a conflict of
interest in 2002 from families of victims of the September attacks, who
protested his appointment to the investigative body.
In his university speech, Zelikow, who strongly backed attacking the
Iraqi dictator, also explained the threat to Israel by arguing that
Baghdad was preparing in 1990-91 to spend huge amounts of "scarce hard
currency" to harness "communications against electromagnetic pulse", a
side-effect of a nuclear explosion that could sever radio, electronic
and electrical communications.
That was "a perfectly absurd expenditure unless you were going to ride
out a nuclear exchange - they [Iraqi officials] were not preparing to
ride out a nuclear exchange with us. Those were preparations to ride
out a nuclear exchange with the Israelis," according to Zelikow.
He also suggested that the danger of biological weapons falling into
the hands of the anti-Israeli Islamic Resistance Movement, known by its
Arabic acronym Hamas, would threaten Israel rather than the US, and
that those weapons could have been developed to the point where they
could deter Washington from attacking Hamas.
"Play out those scenarios," he told his audience, "and I will tell you,
people have thought about that, but they are just not talking very much
"Don't look at the links between Iraq and al-Qaeda, but then ask
yourself the question, 'gee, is Iraq tied to Hamas and the Palestinian
Islamic Jihad and the people who are carrying out suicide bombings in
Israel?' Easy question to answer; the evidence is abundant."
To date, the possibility of the US attacking Iraq to protect Israel has
been only timidly raised by some intellectuals and writers, with few
public acknowledgements from sources close to the administration.
Analysts who reviewed Zelikow's statements said that they are concrete
evidence of one factor in the rationale for going to war, which has
been hushed up.
"Those of us speaking about it sort of routinely referred to the
protection of Israel as a component," said Phyllis Bennis of the
Washington-based Institute of Policy Studies. "But this is a very good
piece of evidence of that."
Others say that the administration should be blamed for not making
known to the public its true intentions and real motives for invading
Iraq. "They [the administration] made a decision to invade Iraq, and
then started to search for a policy to justify it. It was a decision in
search of a policy and because of the odd way they went about it,
people are trying to read something into it," said Nathan Brown,
professor of political science at George Washington University and an
expert on the Middle East.
But he downplayed the Israel link. "In terms of securing Israel, it
doesn't make sense to me because the Israelis are probably more
concerned about Iran than they were about Iraq in terms of the
long-term strategic threat," he said.
Still, Brown says that Zelikow's words carried weight. "Certainly his
position would allow him to speak with a little bit more expertise
about the thinking of the Bush administration, but it doesn't strike me
that he is any more authoritative than [Deputy Secretary of Defense
Paul] Wolfowitz, or Rice or [Secretary of State Colin] Powell or
anybody else. All of them were sort of fishing about for justification
for a decision that has already been made," Brown
said. Asia Times -
31 March 2004
Israel Has Long Spied on U.S., Say
By Bob Drogin and Greg Miller
The Los Angeles Times
- 03 September 2004 - WASHINGTON - Despite its fervent denials,
maintains a large and active intelligence-gathering operation in the
United States that has long attempted to recruit U.S. officials as
spies and to procure classified documents, U.S. government officials
FBI and other counterespionage agents, in turn, have covertly
followed, bugged and videotaped Israeli diplomats, intelligence
officers and others in Washington, New York and elsewhere, the
officials said. The FBI routinely watches many diplomats assigned to
Officials said FBI surveillance of a senior Israeli diplomat, who
was the subject of an FBI inquiry in 1997-98, played a role in the
latest probe into possible Israeli spying. The bureau now is
investigating whether a Pentagon analyst or pro-Israel lobbyists
provided Israel with a highly classified draft policy document. The
document advocated support for Iranian dissidents, radio broadcasts
into Iran and other efforts aimed at destabilizing the regime in
Tehran, officials said this week.
The case is unresolved, but it has highlighted Israel's unique
status as an extremely close U.S. ally that presents a dilemma for U.S.
"There is a huge, aggressive, ongoing set of Israeli activities
directed against the United States," said a former intelligence
official who was familiar with the latest FBI probe and who recently
left government. "Anybody who worked in counterintelligence in a
professional capacity will tell you the Israelis are among the most
aggressive and active countries targeting the United States."
The former official discounted repeated Israeli denials that the
country exceeded acceptable limits to obtain information.
"They undertake a wide range of technical operations and human
operations," the former official said. "People here as liaison ...
aggressively pursue classified intelligence from people. The denials
Current and former officials involved with Israel at the White
House, CIA, State Department and in Congress had similar appraisals,
although not all were as harsh in their assessments. A Bush
administration official confirmed that Israel ran intelligence
operations against the United States. "I don't know of any foreign
government that doesn't do collection in Washington," he said.
Another U.S. official familiar with Israeli intelligence said that
Israeli espionage efforts were more subtle than aggressive, and
typically involved the use of intermediaries.
But a former senior intelligence official, who focused on Middle
East issues, said Israel tried to recruit him as a spy in 1991.
"I had an Israeli intelligence officer pitch me in Washington at
the time of the first Gulf War," he said. "I said, 'No, go away,' and
reported it to counterintelligence."
The U.S. officials all insisted on anonymity because classified
material was involved and because of the political sensitivity of
Israeli relations with Washington. Congress has shown little appetite
for vigorous investigations of alleged Israeli spying.
In his first public comments on the case, Israel's ambassador,
Daniel Ayalon, repeated his government's denials this week. "I can tell
you here, very authoritatively, very categorically, Israel does not spy
on the United States," Ayalon told CNN. "We do not gather information
on our best friend and ally." Ayalon said his government had been "very
assured that this thing will just fizzle out. There's nothing there."
In public, Israel contends it halted all spying operations against
the United States after 1986, when Jonathan Jay Pollard, a former Navy
analyst, was convicted in U.S. federal court and sentenced to life in
prison for selling secret military documents to Israel.
U.S. officials say the case was never fully resolved because a
damage-assessment team concluded that Israel had at least one more
high-level spy at the time, apparently inside the Pentagon, who had
provided serial numbers of classified documents for Pollard to
The FBI has investigated several incidents of suspected
intelligence breaches involving Israel since the Pollard case,
including a 1997 case in which the National Security Agency bugged two
Israeli intelligence officials in Washington discussing efforts to
obtain a sensitive U.S. diplomatic document. Israel denied wrongdoing
in that case and all others, and no one has been prosecuted.
But U.S. diplomats, military officers and other officials are
routinely warned before going to Israel that local agents are known to
slip into homes and hotel rooms of visiting delegations to go through
briefcases and to copy computer files.
"Any official American in the intelligence community or in the
foreign service gets all these briefings on all the things the Israelis
are going to try to do to you," said one U.S. official.
At the same time, experts said relations between the CIA and
Israel's chief intelligence agency, the Mossad, were so close that
analysts sometimes shared highly classified "code-word" intelligence on
sensitive subjects. Tel Aviv routinely informs Washington of the
identities of the Mossad station chief and the military intelligence
liaison at its embassy in America.
"They probably get 98% of everything they want handed to them on a
weekly basis," said the former senior U.S. intelligence officer who has
worked closely with Israeli intelligence. "They're very active allies.
They're treated the way the British are."
Another former intelligence operative who has worked with Israeli
intelligence agreed. "The relationship with Israeli intelligence is as
intimate as it gets," he said.
Officials said Israel was acutely interested in U.S. policies and
intelligence on the Middle East, especially toward Iran, Syria and
"They are sophisticated enough to want to know where the levers
are they can influence, which people in our government are taking which
positions they can try to influence," said a former high-ranking CIA
But the official said the relationship between the U.S. and
Israel, at least in intelligence circles, "is not one of complete trust
The latest counterintelligence investigation began more than two
years ago, and initially focused on whether officials from a powerful
Washington lobbying group, the American Israel Political Action
Committee, passed classified information to Israel, officials said.
Several months later, the FBI conducted surveillance of Naor
Gilon, chief of political affairs at the Israeli Embassy, meeting with
two AIPAC officials. The arrival of a veteran Iran analyst at the
Pentagon, Larry Franklin, sparked a new line of FBI inquiry.
In 1997 and 1998, the FBI had monitored Gilon as part of an
investigation into whether Scott Ritter, then a U.S. intelligence
official working with U.N. weapons inspectors in Iraq, was improperly
delivering U.S. spy-plane film and other secret material to Israeli
intelligence. Gilon was posted in New York at the time and operated as
liaison between Israel's Anan, or military intelligence service, and
the U.N. teams, several officials said.
"Naor was the focus of FBI surveillance into allegations that I
was a mole," said Ritter, who was never charged in the case. "They
suspected Naor was working me to gain access to U.S. intelligence,
which was absurd."
In an e-mail message this week, Gilon said he was under orders not
to talk to the media about the current case. He has denied any
wrongdoing in interviews with Israeli newspapers.
Franklin has not responded to requests for comment, and officials
said he was cooperating with authorities. The FBI interviewed several
AIPAC officials last Friday and copied the contents of a computer hard
drive. AIPAC has denied any wrongdoing and said it was cooperating
fully with investigators.
In a statement released Thursday, AIPAC said the group's continued
access to the White House, senior administration officials and ranking
members of Congress during the two-year probe would have been
"inconceivable ... if any shred of evidence of disloyalty or even
negligence on AIPAC's part" had been discovered.
AIPAC, has especially close ties to the Bush administration.
Addressing the group's policy conference on May 18, President Bush
praised AIPAC for "serving the cause of America" and for highlighting
the nuclear threat from Iran.
Washington and Tel Aviv differ on their assessments of Iran's
nuclear weapons development. Israel considers Iran's nuclear ambitions
its No. 1 security threat, and the issue is the top priority for AIPAC.
The Bush administration takes the Iran nuclear threat seriously, but
its intelligence estimates classify the danger as less imminent than do
the Israeli assessments.
What mystifies those who know AIPAC is how one of the savviest,
best-connected lobbying organizations in Washington has found itself
enmeshed in a spy investigation.
Although never previously implicated in a potential espionage
case, AIPAC has frequently been a subject of controversy. Its close
ties to Israel and its aggressive advocacy of Israeli government
positions has drawn criticism that it should be registered as an agent
of a foreign country. Others, noting its ability to organize
significant backing for or against candidates running for national
office, have demanded that it be classified as a political action
So far the group has avoided both classifications, either of which
would impose major restrictions on its activities.
Three years ago, Fortune magazine ranked AIPAC fourth on its list
of Washington's 25 most powerful lobbying groups - ahead of such
organizations as the AFL-CIO and the American Medical Assn.
Times staff writers Mark
Mazzetti and Tyler Marshall in Washington contributed to this report.
Iran and Syria now Targeted
(September 30, 2004)
Now the Americans and Israelis have Iran and Syria in their sights.
MER Warned About Jewish Neocons and Israeli Lobby Years Ago
(September 30, 2004)
Think back now to the days before the Bush/Cheney regime took power in Washington, before the term 'neocon' and the policy of 'pre-emption' were in wide use, and to before 9/11 was even imagined by all but a very few. MER was already long ago raising the warning flags, explaining what was really happening in Washington as well as in the Middle East, previewing what has since come to be; all while so many others were proclaiming the 'peace process is irreversible' and Yasser Arafat was the most frequent foreign guest at the American White House!
MER Articles - Sept 1998
(September 30, 2004)
Intifada II Enters Year Five
(September 28, 2004)
The figures for the Intifada are brutal. Adjusted for the size of the U.S. population, that is if the Israeli occupation were taking place in the U.S., over 300,000 Americans would have been killed in just the past 4 years alone, well over a million seriously injured, many millions imprisoned and tortured, plus considerable land confiscated, homes destroyed, and occupying Jewish 'settlers' taking over.
MER Articles - September 1997
(September 28, 2004)
These MER Articles were published in September 1997. The perspective they offer on events since is crucial.
Maps tell the Real Story 'on the ground' where it counts
(September 26, 2004)
The Israelis now control all Palestinian areas through hundreds of military Checkpoints, No-go zones, By-pass 'Jews only' Roads, Settlements, Outposts, and in recent years Fences, Walls, and Electronic Monitoring systems throughout the West Bank similar to what was done in the past to Gaza. In addition all Palestinians must even receive Israeli military permission to travel from one city and village. The situation is today far worse than Apartheid was in South Africa. As a result, no real, contiguous, and even minimally sovereign Palestinian State is possible any longer in the area that was Palestine in 1947.
Anglican group calls for Israel sanctions
(September 24, 2004)
A few months ago the American Presbyterians officially took the first major Church steps to sanction Israel, recalling how South Africa was treated in the days of Apartheid not that long ago. Now an influential Anglican group is pushing for a combination of boycott and divestment from Israel when their senior Church leaders next meet.
USA at MOMENT of NATIONAL CRISIS
(September 24, 2004)
"Over the last three years, practicing a philosophy of deliberate deception, fear-mongering and abuse of authority, the Bush administration has done more to undermine the republic of Lincoln and Jefferson than the cells of al-Qaida. It has willfully ignored our fundamental laws and squandered the nation's wealth in bloody, open-ended pursuits.... We have arrived
at a moment of national crisis."
Sy Hersh - Readers' Comments
(September 23, 2004)
Important articles and exclusive insights like this would not be easily available, or oftentimes available at all, but for MER. These Readers' Comments this week concern the recent MER article about Washington journalist Seymour Hersh and his recent interviews and talks about his new book Chain of Command:
ARAB AMERICANS - REALITIES NOT DECEPTIONS
(September 22, 2004)
The real message to the tough-minded politicos in Washington is this: There's nothing to worry about from Arab Americans...working overtime they can only mobilize quite few in numbers...they are not even protesting against the upcoming agreement itself likely to be soon signed across the street...they know nothing about the power of civil disobedience...they have no powerful or even significant allies...their leadership is naive and oftentimes foolish...and the Arab organizations we work with can be counted on to keep them under control come what may.
IRAN - The U.S. and Israel Prepare to Attack
(September 22, 2004)
The new massive arms sale of 'bunker busting' bombs to Israel has two major purposes at this point in addition to furthering the Bush/Cheney election campaign -- to prepare for real war with Iran sooner rather than later, while at the same time attempting to further intimidate one more time those in Tehran to 'comply, resistance is futile'.
About MER - Please Read and Contribute Today
(September 21, 2004)
Reorganizing and overcoming all the obstacles has come at a considerable price in time, effort, and funds. We have to appeal now for your substantial financial support; for a truly independent and hard-hitting organization must have truly independent funding or it cannot continue and have impact. Please contribute today to make MER possible and of growing impact. Thank you!
Sy Hersh - Israeli Disinformation and Cover-Up?
(September 21, 2004)
In fact, the more one thinks about this, the more one reaches the possible conclusion that while Hersh is on target (though incomplete) when it comes to the torture scandal, when it comes to the geostrategic, especially when it comes to matters relating to Israel, Hersh may well be being used for disinformation and continually engages in a kind of self-censorship and cover-up.
Journalists and Professors With Chilling Warnings
(September 20, 2004)
"Every generation has its test of principle in which people of good faith can no longer remain silent in the face of authoritarian ambition. If we cannot join together to fight the abomination of American camps, we have already lost what we are defending."
The 'Fucking' Crazy and Stupid Washington Neocons
(September 19, 2004)
Of course they only talk this way when they've really had it and when they think the befuddled largely ignorant general public won't hear. But the reality is these two top American Generals who have been saluting to power their whole lives, and who themselves are very much a part of the terrible corrupted system, are known to feel the senior neocons empowered by Bush and Cheney are out of control and sometimes a little fucking out of their minds!
Feith of Israel
(September 18, 2004)
MER 'Washington Scene'EXCLUSIVE:
Click to Listen to Douglas Feith at an Israeli lobby White House rally while Bill Clinton was still President, Feith was not yet back in government, and more than a year before 9/11 was to happen. For some time in Washington Feith has been a prominent member of the extended Israeli-Jewish lobby speaking at times as harshly and unrelentingly as any Israeli propagandist. Persons in the media should contact MER for more extensive information and additional audio and video clips of Feith - 202 362-5266 and press@MiddleEast.Org
Crude Politics: How Bush's Oil Cronies Hijacked the War on Terrorism
(September 17, 2004)
But, when writing about the situation in Washington and the linkages between persons and groups that brought about the Iraqi invasion/occupation, Sperry makes significant contributions in his book Crude Policies that need to be understood.
Washington's Pathetic Arabist Hustlers - National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
(September 16, 2004)
But the most tragic reality of all is that in the process of what they have done for themselves this pathetically incestuous Washington cabal of 'Arabists' has squandered crucial decades, all together more than a hundred million dollars, and even now with the Middle East on fire and Washington gripped by policy warfare very very few even want to bother to come and get their free lunch with them.
Iraqi Debacle, Iraqi Disaster
(September 16, 2004)
Most senior US military officers now believe
the war on Iraq has turned into a disaster
on an unprecedented scale
EYEWITNESS TO SLAUGHTER IN BAGHDAD
(September 15, 2004)
On Sunday as the details of this murderous U.S. attack on a Baghdad crowd were first being reported, MER asked an officer on Commanding U.S. General Abizaid's staff how could the U.S. be using attack helicopters to fire on crowds in Baghdad and still think Iraqis wouldn't hate the Americans. He suggested it must have been to protect troops still in the damaged vehicle. A few hours later when told that was not the case, that the troops had already been rescued, he suggested maybe there was a need to destroy the vehicle for 'intelligence' reasons. When told the vehicle was already destroyed and on fire he could only shrug... How telling... This unusually gripping first-hand report from the exploding streets of Baghdad:
Bin Laden More Popular Than Bush in Egypt
(September 14, 2004)
With Iraq exploding, the Americans attacking street crowds in Baghdad with bombs and missiles, and the U.S. military already stretched to the breaking point both in terms of manpower and credibility, Washington's propaganda machine is in overdrive both at home and abroad. Even so, even in long-time American ally Egypt, Osama Bin Laden and al-Qaeda are considerably more popular than George W. Bush and the U.S.
Iraq Exploding in Rebellion and Death
(September 12, 2004)
At least 37 people were killed in Baghdad alone. Many of them died when a U.S. helicopter fired on a disabled U.S. Bradley fighting vehicle as Iraqis swarmed around it, cheering, throwing stones and waving the black and yellow sunburst banner of Iraq's most-feared terror organization.
'Fucking Crazies' Powell Explodes - Withdraw from Iraq Financial Times Editorializes
(September 12, 2004)
The U.S. policy in the Middle East is already a disaster of historical proportions. In a new book being published in a few days no less an authority than U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell himself is quoted describing the top neo-conservatives in the Bush administration as 'fucking crazies' during the build-up to war in Iraq.
9/11 - 'War of the Worlds'
(September 11, 2004)
Immediately when 9/11 occurred the publisher of MER was asked to quickly write about it's meaning and ramifications for the about-to-be-published October issue of a European Edition of Playboy Magazine.
9/11 began a long time ago and for very real reasons
(September 11, 2004)
Those who were reading MER six years ago were giving a prescient foretaste of what has since come, and why. This MER article was originally published on 25 August 1998. Read it now keeping in mind that what has been happening since was being caused and was foreseeable then; just as what is being done now is creating the still bleaker future now ahead if today's course in Washington is not significantly altered...and soon.
Chechnya - Crucible for Hatred and Terrorism
(September 10, 2004)
It is a genocidal war Vladimir Putin is personally responsible for more than any other. But then neither the U.S. nor the European powers nor the U.N. for that matter have had the vision, the determination, and the courage to step in. And thus the fingers of responsibility and blame should be pointing in many simultaneous directions at this time.
Israeli Spying in USA Fox Series Spiked and Covered-Up
(September 10, 2004)
AIPAC and Israel's many official and unofficial lobbyists are now mounting a major campaign to bring the FBI investigation to an end with only minor charges involving 'mishandling' of classified documents. The pressures on everyone in Washington are no doubt intense; especially in this election year. And so what happened in November 2002 should be especially instructive; and in view of the most recent charges and investigations should be resurrected:
Chechnya - Crucible for Hatred and Terrorism
(September 8, 2004)
This look back on the terribly brutal Russian war in Chechnya to prevent Chechnyan independence must be understood to be the crucible in which the horrifying events of recent days were brewed. It is a genocidal war Vladimir Putin is personally responsible for more than any other; but then neither the U.S. nor the European powers nor the U.N. for that matter have had the vision, the determination, and the courage to step in. And thus the fingers of responsibility and blame should be pointing in many simultaneous directions.
Aljazeera Caves Again
(September 8, 2004)
Coerced self-censorship and forcing the media to constantly be wary of offending the powers that be is a long-time hallmark not only in the Middle East, Russia, and China, but also in the West and the United States. The techniques and methods are different, especially when it comes to the American scene, but in many cases the results are similar.
Chechnya, Palestine, Iraq, Kashmir - Occupations All
(September 7, 2004)
Brutal occupations all -- Palestine, Chechnya, Iraq, Kashmir. All examples of when overwhelming military force is used by a major power to put down popular resistance to historical subjugation and injustice.
(September 6, 2004)
Major efforts are now underway in Washington to head off, cover up, derail, what we earlier today for the first time called ISRAELGATE.
IsraelGate is potentially the most significant scandal to rock relations between the U.S. and Israel ever -- since the Lavon Affair and 1956 war when President Eisenhower faced down the Israelis, then 1967 with the attack on the U.S.S. Liberty, and then the Pollard spy affair nearly twenty years ago now.
But now the stakes are much much higher than ever for the following three reasons:
(September 5, 2004)
Now that the new Israeli spy scandal has broken into public view, the top-level connections between the Jewish neocons at the Pentagon and the National Security Council -- among them Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, and Elliott Abrams -- the following and associated stories first published earlier this year deserve much more than a second look. They should in fact be the basis for a full-fledged journalistic investigation into what could yet be called ISRAELGATE.
Israel, Neocons, Lobby, and Spying
(September 4, 2004)
For there are those in Washington and in the media who know very well that it was the Israelis and the Jewish neocons, working in tandem, who worked relentlessly to push the U.S. into the invasion and occupation of Iraq. And there are those who are well aware that the Israelis and the Jewish neocons are now working in tandem to push and cajole the U.S. to take on Iran, Syria, and all who stand in the way of their plans for the U.S. and Israel in partnership to control the Middle East strategically, politically, and economically.
Revered Muslim Cleric Calls On Muslims To Fight The U.S.Occupier
(September 3, 2004)
"Al-Qaradawi was one of 93 prominent Muslim figures
who in August called on Muslims around the world to
support resistance against US forces in Iraq and its
apppointed interim Iraqi government."
Bush Speaks, Eocons (Christian Evangelicals + Jewish Neocons) Rule
(September 2, 2004)
As George W. Bush prepares to outline his 'vision' and 'agenda' to the American nation tonight from besieged New York City he today published the following appeal to American Jews in The Forward newspaper. Ironically, in the same issue of The Forward, the latest Israeli and Jewish Lobby spy scandal gets much play including the additional article below: