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Another Muslim Rep Foolishly Plays To The Cameras On Behalf of the Regimes

June 13, 2001

Washington Scene:

KHALID TURAANI - "American Muslims for Jerusalem"

More foolish and deceptive Press Releases from the Muslim "Client Organizations"

MID-EAST REALITIES - www.MiddleEast.Org - Washington - 6/12: A week ago outside the State Department one of the latest Muslim organization reps to grab for the cameras -- Khalid Turaani -- declared in loud tones how the time had finally come for "civil disobedience" and how he and the other leaders of the assembled Muslim "client organizations" were going to get arrested in a peaceful protest, would be back every week, and would be calling on their followers around the country to follow in their footsteps.

If the situation in the Middle East region were not so serious it would be easy to dismiss all this kind of thing as comical facade of little importance. But Washington is the Rome of the modern era; and what happens here, and how it happens, and what doesn't happen, are all of considerable significance. Not only are the actual policies that affect much of the world made in Washington; but the flows of monies, arms, intelligence, and covert operations all are generated by those who control the power and the purse-strings in this capital. And keeping domestic American constituencies in check, along with diverting the media to some "representatives" and away from others, that's also an important part of the way the game is played in Washington, especially in these days of instant TV and the internet.

Just like there are "client regimes" in the region, paid and armed to keep their people in check and make sure the oil and petrodollars flow to the U.S. and Europe, there are now a whole bunch of associated Arab and Muslim "client organizations" in Washington sponsored by these regimes, especially by Saudi Arabia whose long-time Ambassador, Prince Bandar, has set up and controls in one way or another, nearly all of the Muslim and Arab groups that have sprung up. Paid, promoted, and rewarded, by the "client regimes" and their friends -- this doesn't require a lot really -- these "client organizations" then have the job of keeping their people in the U.S. in check and providing ever-ready talking heads for the radio and TV shows while even more importantly making sure others who actually have something to say and some credibility to go with it are not the ones who get heard.

So there he was a week ago now today in front of the State Department, Khalid Turaani of the official sounding "American Muslims for Jerusalem", half a dozen cameras rolling because the numerous press releases had declared the time had come for "civil disobedience" and they were going to get "arrested" at the State Department. But shortly after the cameras finished recording the speeches and interviewing the representatives of half a dozen organizations (all incestuous, all interrelated, and all "clients") the whole thing was over in about an hour from start to finish. Now of course those there knew very well how easy it would have been to actually get arrested if they really wanted to. But to observers on the scene it looked as if they may have even been coordinating with the many police on scene precisely so they could get credit for reading their tough-minded statements to the cameras while then actually acting as a bunch of wimps and going off to have lunch together or back to their well-appointed offices.

Now a week later there is no follow-up, there is no campaign, there is nothing new really after all from these Muslim organizations and their on-the-take on-the-make reps like Turaani.. In fact the same Khalid Turaani is precisely a week later doing little but sending around emails asking his followers around the country -- of whom there are not many -- to themselves send emails to ABC News and Peter Jennings thanking them for their "even handed" coverage of events in the Middle East! (sic...can you believe it?).

With reps like Turaani, and Zogby, and Maksoud in Washington, the Israelis and the Americans know they have nothing to worry about here in the USA no matter what dastardly things escalate still further in the Middle East itself. Everything is under control.

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful.

Contact ABC News to Applaud Peter Jennings Even Handed Coverage

Washington, D.C. (June 12, 2001) - American Muslims and other people of conscience are requested to contact Peter Jennings at World News Tonight and thank him for his honest and fair coverage of events in the Middle East... "Honest, even-handed coverage of the Palestinians is difficult to find in American media," said American Muslims for Jerusalem executive director Khalid Turaani, "And it is important to affirm unbiased journalism when we see it." Action Requested: (MER - the usual nonsense)

Khalid Turaani

If the situation in the Middle East region were not so serious it would be easy to dismiss all this kind of thing as comical facade of little importance. But Washington is the Rome of the modern era; and what happens here, and how it happens, and what doesn't happen, are all of considerable significance. Not only are the actual policies that affect much of the world made in Washington; but the flows of monies, arms, intelligence, and covert operations all are generated by those who control the power and the purse-strings in this capital. And keeping domestic American constituencies in check, along with diverting the media to some "representatives" and away from others, that's also an important part of the way the game is played in Washington, especially in these days of instant TV and the internet.

Just like there are "client regimes" in the region, paid and armed to keep their people in check and make sure the oil and petrodollars flow to the U.S. and Europe, there are now a whole bunch of associated Arab and Muslim "client organizations" in Washington sponsored by these regimes, especially by Saudi Arabia whose long-time Ambassador, Prince Bandar, has set up and controls in one way or another, nearly all of the Muslim and Arab groups that have sprung up. Paid, promoted, and rewarded, by the "client regimes" and their friends -- this doesn't require a lot really -- these "client organizations" then have the job of keeping their people in the U.S. in check and providing ever-ready talking heads for the radio and TV shows while even more importantly making sure others who actually have something to say and some credibility to go with it are not the ones who get heard.

So there he was a week ago now today in front of the State Department, Khalid Turaani of the official sounding "American Muslims for Jerusalem", half a dozen cameras rolling because the numerous press releases had declared the time had come for "civil disobedience" and they were going to get "arrested" at the State Department. But shortly after the cameras finished recording the speeches and interviewing the representatives of half a dozen organizations (all incestuous, all interrelated, and all "clients") the whole thing was over in about an hour from start to finish. Now of course those there knew very well how easy it would have been to actually get arrested if they really wanted to. But to observers on the scene it looked as if they may have even been coordinating with the many police on scene precisely so they could get credit for reading their tough-minded statements to the cameras while then actually acting as a bunch of wimps and going off to have lunch together or back to their well-appointed offices.

Now a week later there is no follow-up, there is no campaign, there is nothing new really after all from these Muslim organizations and their on-the-take on-the-make reps like Turaani.. In fact the same Khalid Turaani is precisely a week later doing little but sending around emails asking his followers around the country -- of whom there are not many -- to themselves send emails to ABC News and Peter Jennings thanking them for their "even handed" coverage of events in the Middle East! (sic...can you believe it?).

With reps like Turaani, and Zogby, and Maksoud in Washington, the Israelis and the Americans know they have nothing to worry about here in the USA no matter what dastardly things escalate still further in the Middle East itself. Everything is under control.


June 2001


Magazine






TURKEY HEADING TOWARD "SOCIAL EXPLOSION"...i.e., "REVOLUTION"
(June 30, 2001)
In geostrategic and military terms, the unnamed U.S.-Israel-Turkish military alliance that emerged full-blown during the last decade -- of course with the Turks using the "peace process" as the excuse for such close relations between Turkey and Israel -- was one of the most important developments.

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTIONS EMERGING
(June 29, 2001)
In a sense there is an arms race under way at this time of a different kind -- a race for whether weapons of mass destruction will be used in a serious and ongoing way should a new war break out first in the Subcontinent over Kashmir or in the Middle East over Palestine.

LABOR AND LIKUD MORE ALIKE THAN DIFFERENT - MER FLASHBACK
(June 29, 2001)
Long before what was to happen with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak (remember him?), MER was informing who he really was and what to really expect. Same with regard to Shimon Peres. Expect the same cutting-edge information and analysis in the months ahead.

Washington Scene: THE HISTORICAL MOMENT
(June 27, 2001)
The Middle East region totters now between further repression and oppression, terrorism and war. The outcome in the short term is indeterminate of course. But the winds and directions are clear; however much camaflouged by the politicians and the usually gullible mass media.

THREATCON DELTA ORDERED TODAY
(June 22, 2001)
One day they will probably get Osama bin-Laden, former confident of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia, former CIA asset against the once mighty Soviet Empire, now arch nemesis of the American Empire.

"ALGERIA IS IN CRISIS"
(June 22, 2001)
"The Battle of Algiers" left North Africa biggest country terribly bloodied and traumatized. This time it was French imperialism and the French military that did the dirty horrifying deeds.

EGYPT ARMING WHILE REGIME IS SHAKING
(June 21, 2001)
Arab States, including Egypt, are arming at a growing pace. Even combined they are still no match to defeat Israel. But their detterence capabilities are growing, they might be able to seriously bloody Israel in years ahead...

ARAFAT'S FLUNKIES
(June 20, 2001)
There are many reasons the Palestinian people are suffering so terribly, worse by the year in fact, and are now endangered by the possibility of a second "nakba" (disaster).

"THE SECOND HALF OF 1948"
(June 20, 2001)
Official declarations and many reports in the Israeli media indicate that the Israeli military and political leadership are aiming, eventually, at a total destruction of the Palestinian authority, and, with it, the process of Oslo, which is now dominantly considered by them a 'historical mistake'.

TELEGRAPHING WHAT I S TO COME
(June 19, 2001)
Arafat had two roles he had been assigned. That's why none other than former "terrorist" Arafat was the most frequent visitor to the White House during the years 1993 through 2000.

SHARON'S LONG MARCH: NEXT TO WASHINGTON THEN TO THE ATTACK
(June 19, 2001)
Ariel Sharon is proving what others before him, including Generals Patton and MacArthur of American legend, learned about modern warfare. There's a heavy messure of political theatrics and personal legend involved in making war, more so now than ever in this age of instant TV and the Intenet.

SHARON Coming To US Again To Coordinate War Plans
(June 19, 2001)
Sharon is coming to the States again next week. Only a firm "absolutely not" from the Americans is likely now to prevent much further brutal subjugation of the Palestinians; quite possibly the exiling again of Yasser Arafat.

SON OF IMPORTANT ISRAELI FAMILY REFUSES OCCUPATION MILITARY SERVICE
(June 17, 2001)
Coordinated non-violent but serious civil disobedience -- there in the Middle East, in Europe, and in the United States -- that is what today's situation desperately calls out for.

ARIEL SHARON - WAR CRIMINAL?
(June 15, 2001)
Years ago the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kurt Waldheim, was brought before a mock international court through a joint effort of Home Box Office (HBO) in the USA and a major British TV network. The question before the court was whether Kurt Waldheim was possibly guilty of war crimes ...

PREPARING FOR DESTRUCTION
(June 15, 2001)
"If a cease-fire does indeed take hold, then all the better... If Arafat rejects the document or professes to accept it, but does not fulfill his part of the bargain, Israel will win more points in the court of world opinion and a more conducive political backdrop will be created for a military response to Palestinian violence."

ALGERIANS FIRE INTO DEMONSTRATING CROWDS TODAY
(June 14, 2001)
The Berbers in Algeria, the brutal civil war in Sudan, the Palestinians in the once Holy Land, the Kurds in Iraq and Turkey, the ongoing Kashmir crisis -- all conflicts exploding throughout the greater Middle East region today in 2001, all conflicts the legacy of Western colonial policies of yesteryear and American imperial policies of today.

MARCH TO WAR CONTINUES: ISRAEL WARNS IRAN AGAIN
(June 14, 2001)
There are major historical and military reasons why Ehud Barak and Bill Clinton (representing of course huge constituencies who at the time pushed them to pursue the policies they did) pressed Yasser Arafat so hard to sign an agreement at Camp David.

THE SO-CALLED "AGREEMENT"
(June 13, 2001)
There is no real "agreement". There is a dictate. Yasser Arafat is in no position anymore to do much other than what his American handlers tell him to do; a day of reckoning he brought on himself by so many mistakes and so much corruption over such a long time.

Another Muslim Rep Foolishly Plays To The Cameras On Behalf of the Regimes
(June 13, 2001)
A week ago outside the State Department one of the latest Muslim organization reps to grab for the cameras -- Khalid Turaani -- declared in loud tones how the time had finally come for "civil disobedience" and how he and the other leaders of the assembled Muslim "client organizations" were going to get arrested in a peaceful protest ...

HASHEMITE KINGDOM CLOSES BORDERS TO PALESTINIANS
(June 13, 2001)
The Hashemite Regime has always, right from the start, been in deep collusion with the Israelis and since World War II with the CIA. This latest step to close off Jordan to Palestinians -- to essentially put a seal on the jar which now contains the Palestinians ...

CIA TELLS ARAFAT WHAT HE HAS TO DO AND WHAT IT WILL DO FOR HIM
(June 12, 2001)
When the Director of the CIA is himself involved so extensively, goes on site half way around the world for a lengthy stay, and the situation is so critical he has to publicly acknowledge his role ...

CLOVIS MAKSOUD DID IT TWENTY YEARS AGO, APPEARING WITH SHIMON PERES
(June 11, 2001)
Those who know Raghida Dergham know what she is, and its certainly not a truly independent journalist. She's been an opportunist for a very long time, and she's used her sexuality to climb the ladder with backing from one influential Arab diplomat or royal along the way for a long time now.

CALAMITY AHEAD
(June 10, 2001)
"A whole nation is now huddled around one tribal bonfire to lament its bitter fate, mourn its dead and ignore the dead of the other side. As usual, it views itself as the victim, turns the enemy into Satan and waits, inactive and bravely unthinking, for the calamity that is about to befall it and for which it is in no small measure to blame."

WAR POSSIBLE WARNS TOP SAUDI
(June 10, 2001)
Normally one of the last places one would turn for truthfulness, integrity, and information would be the Saudi royal family. Currently headed by a former playboy who drank, gambled, and womanized his life away in Beirut and London -- before assuming the throne -- it is the Saudi "royal family which epitomizes the "client regime" realities that have so fractured, weakened, and prostrated the whole region once known as "the Arab world."

CHRISTIAN LEADERS: WRONG TIME, WRONG ADVICE, WRONG REASONS
(June 8, 2001)
"Be assured of our prayers for you and the President and all others in the Administration as you seek to forge a fair and just policy for the two peoples and three faiths who share a common religious heritage in the land we hold as holy."

THE CRUEL REGIMES OF ARABDOM
(June 7, 2001)
There are huge cultural gulfs between East and West, old world and new world. And of course the West is extraordinarily dominant these days not only it terms of financial and military might, but also in terms of cultural influence and "moral" standards.

SHARON'S RISE
(June 7, 2001)
"In reality the Zionist and Hashemite leaderships continue to plot how to control and repress the Palestinians in ever more crafty and ever more duplicitous ways."

ARAFAT 4 YEARS AGO - MER FLASHBACK
(June 6, 2001)
Last year MER first carried information about the increasingly close CIA, Shinbet, and Mossad connections with Yasser Arafat's "Palestinian Authority".

MUSLIM ORGS EMBARRASS THEMSELVES AT STATE DEPT
(June 5, 2001)
With much press fanfare (they just love to play to the cameras) leaders of half a dozen Muslim American groups held a press conference gathering across from the State Department today.

DESPITE THE LULL, WAR CLOUDS LOOM
(June 4, 2001)
Despite the lull, there are many ominous signs of impending major attacks against the occupied Palestinians about to take place; and there is a real possibility of regional war.

EGYPTIANS THREATEN WAR!
(June 4, 2001)
When the American Secretary of State cancels long-planned foreign travel and publicly warns of the "abyss" from which "there may no return" you can bet the situation behind-the-scenes is far more dangerous and explosive than is publicly realized.

SHARON'S HAWKS PLAN FOR WAR
(June 3, 2001)
Peter Beaumont, foreign affairs editor, reports on Israel's growing mood for full-scale hostilities in the aftermath of 17 deaths in a nightclub suicide bomb attack

24-HOURS AND COUNTING
(June 2, 2001)
"Americans should not travel to Gaza at the present time and those who live there should depart to a safer location when they can do so." U.S. Embassy, Israel

HATED RAJOUB GETS READY
(June 2, 2001)
With the days of Yasser Arafat maybe coming to an end one way or another, with Feisal Husseini passed from the scene, with the other Palestinian tough guys bottled up in Gaza, the frontrunner strong man to "control" the Palestinian people throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem appears to be Jibril Rajoub.

ARAFAT'S LEGACY
(June 2, 2001)
Yasser Arafat was hired, courted, and well-paid to control his own people and lead them, however much they tried to resist, to the Apartheid-style arrangement the Israelis always had in mind with the so-called "Oslo Peace Process".

ISRAELIS PLANNING BLITZKRIEG?
(June 1, 2001)
For a long time now we have been desperately warning about what the true Israeli intentions are. We have also been warning that the Palestinians are not at all prepared for these eventualities, neither with the terrible leadership provided by the "Palestinian Authority" nor for the world-wide information and public relations battle that accompanies all major developments in our world these days.




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