October 19, 2002

The Big Brother Files #44: The True "Terror of Mankind"

Hello everyone

Again, this compilation brings into the open some really unsavory facts about the United States and the terror and mass destruction its elite-controlled government has been and is still busy inflicting upon this world.

It seems we will never get to the dark bottom of it all...

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator

P.S. See also my latest Media Compilation #91: Unearthing Some Important Facts --- Posted at http://www.cybernaute.com/earthconcert2000/Archives2002/MediaCompilation91.htm


1. BALI terror attack likely a U.S. operation!! Meanwhile, Cheney works on 9/11 coverup
2. A Chronology of U.S. Terrorism Operations & Who are the real terrorists?
3. Polling Organization Sets Sights on Government-Media Disinformation

See also:

Why We Must Invade Iraq Right Now (YOU MUST SEE THIS ANIMATION!)

Oil Counts in Iraq War Equation

Opposition Over Iraq Takes Rise Via the Net

U.S.-French Split on Iraq Deepens (Oct 14)

Servile states

It's the Jews, Stupid!!! (Oct 7 - For the Conspirary Buffs - I don't agree with much of its tone but there is probably more than a kernel of truth in this)

America's For-Profit Secret Army (October 15)
(...) In the darker recesses of the world, private contractors go where the Pentagon would prefer not to be seen, carrying out military exercises for the American government, far from Washington's view. In the last few years, they have sent their employees to Bosnia, Nigeria, Macedonia, Colombia and other global hot spots. Motivated as much by profits as politics, these companies -- about 35 all told in the United States -- need the government's permission to be in business. A few are somewhat familiar names, like Kellogg Brown & Root, a subsidiary of the Halliburton Company that operates for the government in Cuba and Central Asia. (...) No one knows for sure how big this secretive industry is, but some military experts estimate the global market at $100 billion. CLIP

White House Debate on Smallpox Slows Plan for Wide Vaccination

White House Blocks Deal by Congress on 9/11 Panel

Letter to Parents from Wife/Mother of Two Arrested at Pershing Park http://dc.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=33217&group=webcast



From: "Mark Nemeth" <mark@marknemeth.com>
Subject: BALI terror attack likely a U.S. operation!! Meanwhile, Cheney works on 9/11 coverup
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002

U.S. Warned Taiwan About Bali Blast on Friday! U.S. asked Taiwan to keep warning secret
For all you know, CIA could be the one creating such bloody incidents in Helsinki, Bali, etc. to win support for American's action on Iraq!

Australian suspects U.S. behind Bali Blast:
Just a few weeks ago many Australians saw a TV interview with a somewhat gruff US Ambassador to OZ who, seemingly upset with the prevalent (majority) popular objection of Australian citizens to Australia's involvement in the planned US military invasion of Iraq (or "Regime Change" as it has become known in extant "Poli-Speak"), warned us that Australia was not immune to Al Qaeda style terrorist action. Crazy as it seems at first sight many who saw this interview gleaned his attitude to actually be an unspoken but implied threat of terrorist action if we did not mend our wayward non-compliant attitudes. Our OZ ways have included a rising anguish at the treatment of the Palestinians by the forces of Israel as directed by Sharon and supported by Bush, AND a very widespread and fast setting view against helping in the US plans for a military invasion of Iraq, coupled with an increasing anger at the new Pax Americana planetary policies of Dubya's USA. Meanwhile in Europe the Germans were fighting an internal political election battle over Yes-No re support for the planned US military invasion of Iraq. The NO side won and Germany came down solidly against any involvement in, or UN support for, the planned US-Iraq war. Similarly France held out against the USA and, although willing to support renewed UN site investigations, refused to back the US demand for stronger UN resolutions that would automatically lead via a short fuse to a rapid UN supported war on Iraq. Reportedly the vast majority of other European populations are also dead set against this new US war. Not only these peoples but also a very large percentage of Britons are similarly dis-interested in this new American game - with it's very real risk of devolution into World War III. Then within a few days we were presented with fresh Al Jazeera TV announcements (a) that Osama bin Laden (aka they seek him here - they seek him there - the elusive pimpernel) was alive and well, and (2) a message - reportedly from another Al Qaeda Chief - threatening terrorist attacks against both French and German interests. These news items were immediately followed by a terrorist attack - an explosive laden motor boat against a French Super-Tanker off the coast of Yemen.

Back in OZ we simultaneously experienced nation wide TV warnings by one Rohan Gunaratna, the author of "Inside Al Qaeda". This previously unknown to us "expert on terrorism" issued a specific warning that Al Qaeda members have been trained to destroy targets in Australia, stating that he'd been given the information during debriefings of captured Al Qaeda members. Amazing how this author got access to these prisoners - the most tightly held since the Gulag Archipelago - and national TV airtime across OZ - he must have some very interesting connections. Then last night there occurred the horrendous and despicable terrorist bombings of two night clubs in Bali - frequented predominantly by holidaying Australians. First reports talk of +182 dead (with the count expected to climb) plus hundreds wounded including many horribly burned. These casualties include many young Australian, English, German, Dutch, and Indonesian-Balinese. Just what sort of "Muslim Terrorist" threatens to bomb the persons and interests of people who are basically for Human Rights in Palestine and against the US Dubya Bush plans for an invasion of Iraq? What sort of IDIOT would then do so and thereby ruin this genuine grass roots support for their cause within Germany, France, Britain, Holland etc, and Australia? Strangely unlike the Northern Irish or Basque terrorist actions these latest bombings of people and assets have NOT been followed by any public claims of authorship and their cause.

(...) As events begin to spiral along out of control on the road to a major war between Western and Muslim civilisation it behoves us to get it 100% right and identify the true "Terror of Mankind" who is running these inhumane actions - BEFORE we jump into aiding and abetting planetary mayhem by joining the Dubya "Rape, Loot, and Pillage Mission". The powers of darkness are unleashing the dogs of war and we might just have time to put them back in their kennel - but time is running very short mates.

See also:

Bali Disco Bombing - Another US "Inside Hit"

BBC | Many Dead in Bali Blast

Guardian report on Bali explosion (Oct 16)


Cheney blocks 9/11 probe
Oct. 21 issue — Dick Cheney played a behind-the-scenes role last week in derailing an agreement to create an independent commission to investigate the 9-11 attacks. Last month the White House endorsed the formation of the panel. But on Thursday, hours after congressional negotiators hailed a final deal over the scope and powers of a 9-11 panel, Cheney called House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Porter Goss, sources told NEWSWEEK. LATER THAT DAY Goss told a closed-door conference committee he couldn’t accept the deal, citing instructions from “above my pay grade,” sources say. (...) Cheney strongly opposes the idea of any independent body’s poking into the White House’s conduct. He has repeatedly objected to efforts by a separate joint-intelligence-committee inquiry to obtain documents and interview key witnesses, including an FBI informant who lived with two of the 9-11 hijackers. CLIP

Intelligence Analysts Pressured to 'Cook Books' for War.
WASHINGTON - While President Bush marshals congressional and international support for invading Iraq, a growing number of military officers, intelligence professionals and diplomats in his own government privately have deep misgivings about the administration's double-time march toward war. These officials charge that administration hawks have exaggerated evidence of the threat that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein poses - including distorting his links to the al-Qaida terrorist network - have overstated the amount of international support for attacking Iraq and have downplayed the potential repercussions of a new war in the Middle East. They charge that the administration squelches dissenting views and that intelligence analysts are under intense pressure to produce reports supporting the White House's argument that Saddam poses such an immediate threat to the United States that pre-emptive military action is necessary. "Analysts at the working level in the intelligence community are feeling very strong pressure from the Pentagon to cook the intelligence books," said one official, speaking on condition of anonymity. CLIP




A Chronology of U.S. Terrorism Operations
(...) This list of nations represents literally millions of human beings all over the world who have been brutally murdered — directly by the United States military/government or by its obedient proxies. Huge though the list is, there is yet more to add. But it does at least contain most of the known campaigns of American state terrorism, genocide and subversion — all of which are in the historical record for the whole world to see. God only knows what evil the U.S. government and military have committed that remains hidden. And as long as the United States remains a military power, the list of state terror victims will keep growing.


2001 – 2002
American State Terrorism of the Afghan Peoples
Estimated civilian deaths: 4000–5000 people

With total hypocrisy the United States military terrorized and mass-murdered thousands of innocent Afghan civilian people, supposedly in reprisal for the terror attacks of September 11. As they did in Yugoslavia and Iraq, heroic U.S. Air Force pilots murdered thousands of women and children by bombing hospitals and schools and private homes. They even bombed an Afghan wedding party. None of these innocent, civilian victims had anything whatsoever to do with the September 11 attacks. Obviously the so-called “war on terrorism” is a total sham. The real reason the U.S. is in Afghanistan is to get control of Caspian Sea oil. To get the oil out of the Caspian basin they have to run pipelines through Afghanistan. Most unfortunate for the hapless Afghan people.

See also:

Imperial Hypocrisy: American State Terrorism of the Afghan Peoples, 2001-2002

The Truth About American Terrorism of the Afghan Peoples

The United States Government Perpetrated the September 11 Attacks


1979 – 1992
American Subversion in Afghanistan
Estimated civilian deaths: over 1,000,000 people
From Killing Hope by William Blum: Everyone knows of the unbelievable repression of women in Afghanistan, carried out by Islamic fundamentalists, even before the Taliban. But how many people know that during the late 1970s and most of the 1980s, Afghanistan had a government committed to bringing the incredibly backward nation into the 20th century, including giving women equal rights? What happened, however, is that the United States poured billions of dollars into waging a terrible war against this government, simply because it was supported by the Soviet Union. Prior to this, CIA operations had knowingly increased the probability of a Soviet intervention, which is what occurred. In the end, the United States won, and the women, and the rest of Afghanistan, lost. More than a million dead, three million disabled, five million refugees, in total about half the population.


Who are the real terrorists?
Why Some Veterans Oppose Counter-"Terrorist" Exercises
WHY do many veterans, including members of Veterans For Peace, a national organization with local chapters, oppose the U.S. Marine Corps Urban Warrior exercises and similar counter-"terrorist" trainings by Army Delta forces and Navy Seals conducted in various U.S. cities? Continued policies of militarism, ad nauseum, and the assumptions and pretexts that underlie and rationalize them, respectively, urgently require thoughtful questioning if lasting global peace is to be achieved. A sincere effort by the United States to promote genuine justice around the world would signal an honest longing for such peace.

(...) In country after country in the expanding U.S. sphere of influence after World War II, "dominoes" fell, and military regimes and other dependent tyrannies came into power with the aid of U.S. covert and/or overt interventions. This occurred in virtually all of Central and South America, and in many parts of Africa and Asia. These regimes invariably exhibited common characteristics: (a) they represented a small, wealthy elite interest, including multinational corporations, promoting intense capitalist economics; (b) they all used terror, including torture, carried out by security forces often trained in these techniques by the U.S. military, to keep the aggrieved majority unorganized, powerless, and subservient to minority elite and corporate goals; (c) the leadership of these states was almost always knowingly corrupt; and (d) they assured, with the support of official U.S. policy, that already highly skewed income and wealth distribution disparities became ever more unequal and caused the majority of their populations to be kept in a state of extreme deprivation and misery.

(...) The most highly decorated Marine Corps General in U.S. history, Smedley D. Butler understood all too well the real nature of the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. foreign policy in general when he concluded after his retirement in 1931 that during his 33 years as a Marine officer operating on three CONTINENTS, he served "as a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers... a gangster for capitalism" [Smedley D. Butler, "America's Armed Forces," Part 2, COMMON SENSE, 4:11 (Nov. 1935)].

(...) And as the truth becomes known, we sadly discover the direct relationship between U.S. foreign policies that protect our 4.5% of the world's population consuming up to half the world's resources, and the concomitant, inevitable perpetuation of people's misery around the world. And in another issue of the ARMED FORCES INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, Major General Scales reports that "The future urban center will contain a mixed population, ranging from the rich elite to the poor and disenfranchised" with "enormous problems of infrastructure and the demand for social services" and that the "proximity of the disenfranchised to the ruling elite provides the spark of further unrest and sporadic violence" [Gar Smith, "One Nation Under Guard," SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN (March 10, 1999)]. When will we choose to address injustices directly rather than implementing military policies that serve to deepen and expand them? Not only has the history of U.S. foreign policy favored the elite over the majority poor, further aggravating social and economic problems, but U.S. policy is often conducted militarily in violation of a number of international laws, applied with enraging double standards, and without considering the long-term negative implications for world stability, and peace for the United States and West in general. Unilaterally launching missiles, in violation of international laws, into Sudan, Afghanistan and Iraq, for example, killing innocent civilians, enrages the voiceless and, therefore, further endangers America. Our lawless, policies of WHOLESALE terrorism, committed with absolute impunity, create more RETAIL terrorists by increasing desperation. Furthermore, the U.S. is the world's largest arms supplier, guaranteeing perpetual exorbitant profits for corporations comprising the military-industrial complex, further endangering world peace by militarizing the globe.

(...) A Chronicle of U.S. Military Interventions Abroad
A careful examination of U.S. foreign policy history reveals over 400 overt military interventions and over 6,000 covert interventions into at least 100 countries, killing MILLIONS of innocents. The first recorded use of U.S. Armed Forces abroad occurred in 1798 when the Marines were dispatched to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The Marines have been practicing and refining their destabilizing intervention techniques into coastal cities for 200 years. Eighty-five interventions later, the U.S. Armed Forces invaded the Hawaiian Islands in 1889 to protect U.S. "interests" in the coastal city of Honolulu. Several hundred more interventions occurred between 1890 and the present. Virtually all of these interventions have violated international laws. Only 5 of our more than 400 military interventions have been declared wars as required by our Constitution! And the U.S. Armed Forces have intervened against its own citizens on numerous occasions to repress military veterans' protestations, Indigenous self-determination struggles, workers' labor strikes, racial strife, etc. The following is a partial list of U.S. military interventions since 1890. This list does NOT include demonstration duty by military police, mobilizations of the National Guard, offshore shows of naval strength, reinforcements of embassy personnel, the use of non-Defense Department personnel such as the Drug Enforcement Agency and the CIA, military exercises, non-combat mobilizations such as replacing postal workers, the permanent stationing of armed forces, covert operations where the U.S. did not play a command and control role, the use of small hostage rescue units, most uses of proxy troops, U.S. piloting of foreign warplanes, foreign disaster assistance, military training and advisory programs not involving direct combat, civic action programs, and various other military activities. Virtually all these interventions have been and continue to be in "Third World" countries, the "enemy" being the poor, and for much of the Twentieth Century, labeled as "Communist," a convenient pretext, now out of date. "Terrorists" has become the new rationale, with "drug traffickers" being a popular back-up option. In the case of Colombia, the U.S. Government refers to the guerrillas as "narco-terrorists," combining these two pretexts.



Peace protesters do time with hardened cons: CNN's not so subtle warning

U.S. Troops looking for Omar were given the wrong photo by the U.S. government.

U.S. looks to Qatar for Iraq strike staging ground (October 9)
UDEID, Qatar - The United States said Wednesday it was lobbying Qatar to allow U.S. forces to hit Iraq from its Al Udeid air base. "The U.S. and Qatari government are negotiating to allow the base to be used in any operation against Iraq," Col. Tim Scott, commander of the U.S. air-wing in Udeid, told journalists on a visit to the Gulf base that Washington is expanding. The tiny Gulf Arab state sits on the world's third biggest natural gas reserves and is within striking distance of Iraq. (...) U.S. officials said Washington has poured in money to expand the remote $1.4 billion facility, to be finished by December, into a major air base and military staging ground. Some 600 members of the U.S. Central Command, including regional commander Gen. Tommy Franks, are expected to move to Qatar in November for an exercise, and Washington is considering a permanent shift, officials said. CLIP


Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002
From: Peter Phillips <peter.phillips@SONOMA.EDU>
Subject: Polling Organization Sets Sights on Government-Media Disinformation


October 17, 2002


Polling Organization Sets Sights on Government-Media Disinformation

Poll results suggest public opinion polls don't reflect public's views

Rolling out a unique new approach to national opinion surveys, the Retro Poll organization has released results of a pilot poll on the War on Terrorism.

Carried out between September 20 and October 6, the poll couples knowledge and opinion polling. The Retro Poll attempts to show that public opinion is molded by media misinformation and disinformation (propaganda). It addresses the question: does the public opinion reported in the usual major media polls reflect the true values and beliefs of those Americans polled, or not?

Results of the pilot poll of 150 people from 39 states support concerns that they do not. Retro Poll showed a link between misinformation on Iraq and support for a new U.S. war against that country. Question 6 on the poll asked: "Is there evidence that Saddam Hussein (of Iraq) worked with Al Qaeda?" 65 people said yes, 33 people said no, and 45 didn't know. Later the poll asked whether 5 different elements should be part of the war on terrorism. One of these elements was: Do you support or reject war against Iraq or other countries the U.S. labels as 'supporting terrorism' when they are not attacking anyone?" Those (33) who said there is little or no evidence that Iraq worked with Al Qaeda (a fact that Retro Poll fully documents on its web site at Retropoll.org) rejected an unprovoked war on Iraq by a 4:1 margin, while those (60) who said there is evidence that Iraq worked with Al Qaeda favored going to war now by 2:1, a highly significant difference.

This difference (4:1 opposed to war versus the 2:1 favoring war based upon the daily pronouncements of an unsubstantiated threat by government leaders) suggests that by continually highlighting Washington's viewpoint unchallenged, the news bureaus in the U.S. can change the facts in the minds of many Americans. The opinions formed from those unsubstantiated facts are then used by polling organizations to report back the values, ideas, and thinking of the public.

Other Retro Poll results suggest that the values of Americans remain strongly democratic and fair. This was demonstrated by Poll results on elements in the war on terrorism. 80.4% of the respondents rejected the use of outlawed techniques such as torture against detainees. 82.7% supported the idea that the U.S. should have to prove its accusations against nations before attacking them. 71 % rejected indeterminate detention of arrestees (citizens and non-citizens) without charges, proofs, or trials. 89.2% supported the position that the U.S. should support international attempts to prosecute war crimes.

Many respondents knew three of the background facts tested. Two thirds knew that Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1991. 50% knew that the U.S. does not have much world support for a military invasion of Iraq. And 44% knew that the U.S. provided money and training to Osama Bin Laden and his followers in the 1980s. But much smaller proportions knew the answers to questions asked about CIA sponsorship of the September 11, 1973 coup against the Chilean government, about Saddam Hussein's lack of nuclear weapons, about condemnation of the U.S. by the World Court for sponsorship of Contra terrorism in the 1980s, or about the killing of 84 children by Israel's Army as a response to the uprising (September 2000-January 2001) before Palestinian suicide bombers began to kill Israeli children.

In a series of opinion questions on Israel-Palestine 91.6% believe that suicide bombing is a terrorist act; 65.6% said that Israel's targeting Palestinian activists or leaders for assassination equates to State Terrorism. But asked whether, as Israel's chief sponsor, the U.S. might be held accountable for backing State Terrorism only 38.7% said yes. Finally respondents were asked whether they would support an American policy which required Israeli withdrawal from the occupied territories as a condition for continuing U.S. military and economic aid. 46% said yes, 32.4% said no and 21.6% gave no opinion.

Although the margin of error on individual poll questions ranged from plus or minus 6 to 8% the relationship between advocacy of war on Iraq and misinformation on basic facts is statistically unlikely to have occurred by chance. This association reveals that what is actually being reported by most major polls is the ability of the Government and the Media to change the public perception by headlining exaggerated or erroneous government provided information (propaganda). Retro Poll calls on the Corporate Media to carry out their democratic responsibility to bring forth and highlight the truth when government pronouncements are found to lack a firm factual basis.

For more information or commentary go to http://www.retropoll.org or contact:

Warren Gold MD
Director Retro Poll

Peter Phillips Ph.D.
Sociology Department/Project Censored


Sent by "Mark Graffis" <mgraffis@vitelcom.net>

Available at http://fornits.com/renegade/peaars.cgi?fetch=6395



17 Oct 2002

The United States has entered one of the darkest phases of its history. Under the guise of protecting American citizens from Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, the Bush administration has marched Congress toward global imperialism.

President Bush pressured Congress to quickly pass a war resolution to grant him sole authority to initiate and wage war against Iraq. The "Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution" is an aberration of constitutional history. The founders granted only Congress the authority to wage war.

U.S. forces can now initiate a military strike against a nation -- not in response to an attack but because the president perceives the nation to be a threat. The non-partisan Congressional Research Service issued a report in September that noted such authority is unprecedented in American history.

Congress surrendered its rightful duty and responsibility under the Constitution by handing Bush carte blanche to initiate pre-emptive strikes.

Roughly two-thirds of the members of Congress caved to the beat of the drums of war coming out of the administration hourly. They caved in because they wanted to get back to their home districts to campaign before the general election.

Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., who voted against the war resolution, warned: "From this day forward, American Presidents will be able to invoke Senate Joint Resolution 46 (Senate version of the war resolution) as justification for launching pre-emptive military strikes against any sovereign nations that they perceive to be a threat. Other nations will be able to hold up the United States as the model to justify their military adventures."

A newly declassified CIA report on Iraq undercuts the Bush administration's view of the threat from that nation. The 11-year policy of containment has been successful -- it has deterred Saddam Hussein from attacking his neighbors or carrying out other hostilities. The report noted that Iraq has been deterred from initiating terrorist attacks again the United States -- but if the United States invades Iraq, Hussein would be more likely to conduct such attacks.

In lieu of the CIA report, Ivan Eland of the Cato Institute wrote an opinion piece in which he states, "because the president is the one who would put American sons and daughters in harm's way, the burden of proof is on him to show that it is not possible to continue deterring and containing Hussein."

The CIA report notwithstanding, the administration continues to beat the drums of war. The Bush administration has been pressuring the United Nations to adopt a new resolution to authorize an invasion of Iraq unless Baghdad accepts unparalleled disarmament terms -- terms that ignore the sovereignty of that nation.

Washington is also demanding a resolution from the U.N. Security Council that would essentially give Bush the right to declare war on Iraq without further consultation with the U.N. -- if he decides that Iraq has violated the terms of the disarmament resolution.

Whether the U.N. passes the tough disarmament terms for Iraq pushed by the Bush administration doesn't really matter. War with Iraq is now inevitable. It's not a war against terrorism, not a war against weapons of mass destruction. It would be more accurate to call it an "oil war" -- a military invasion to secure Iraq's vast oil resources for American oil companies and the American people.

On Sept. 15, Former CIA Director James Woolsey, spilled the oil out of the can in an interview with the Washington Post. He said, "France and Russia have oil companies and interests in Iraq. They should be told that if they are of assistance in moving Iraq toward decent government, we'll do the best we can to ensure that the new government and American companies work closely with them."

Iraq has proven reserves of 112 billion barrels of crude oil, the largest in the world, except for Saudi Arabia. The war resolution is about oil.

The Bush administration has initiated a global policy designed to expand and diversify the sources of oil for the United States. Military forces are one arm of that policy.

The New York Times reported on Oct. 4, that U.S. Special Forces will arrive in Colombia next month primarily to guard and protect Occidental Petroleum's 500-mile oil pipeline from guerrilla and paramilitary groups. American troops will put their lives on the line for Occidental Petroleum.

In September, Bush released a blueprint for an imperialism, entitled "The National Security Strategy of the United States of America." The Bush doctrine is an update of Manifest Destiny on a global scale -- American expansion and domination over world resources. It's a chilling document that portends the use of U.S. military force in every corner of the globe, in essence, waging continuous war.

One section of the National Security Strategy document reads: "Our forces will be strong enough to dissuade potential adversaries from pursuing a military buildup in hopes of surpassing, or equaling, the power of the United States." The war resolution passed by Congress promotes the unprecedented Bush doctrine of preventive war and pre-emptive strikes -- as outlined in the Bush blueprint for national security.

The Bush doctrine implies there will be other Iraqs, other pre-emptive strikes and other wars -- based solely on the president's discretion -- without the ability of Congress to halt this nation's move toward militarism in the service of oil.