Libertarian Socialists ,the original and REAL Libertarians

July 30, 2010

Libertarianism was always a leftwing invention ,it rose from the Anarcho-Communist movement.The rightwing “Libertarians” are a new invention and are NOT libertarian at all in my view. They oppose BIG Government but NOT BIG Corporations, a sweeping generalisation I know,as rightwing Libertarians like leftwing libertarians tend to hold a variety of views on the subject, but as a rule of thumb ,Liasse Faire free-market capitalism is hailed as a holy Grail for rightwing libertarians. Unfortunately this means that after a few cycles of “Boom and Bust” ,another description of free market economics, the resourses will be in the hands of those who desire them most. The majority is under the thumb again , libertarian or NOT , as a minority owns the resourses. It was Adam Smith’s liasse Fiare capitalism that produced the new rich who became the robber barons of the industrial revolution,while the majority where worked like slaves. That is why originally in the 1850’s “Libertarianism” was first used by anarcho-communists to avoid the anti-anarchist laws.
   Anarchists have been using the term “libertarian” to describe themselves and their ideas since the 1850s. The revolutionary anarchist Joseph Dejacque published Le Libertaire, Journal du Mouvement social in New York between 1858 and 1861 Max Nettlau, A Short History of Anarchism, p. 75]. According to anarchist historian Max Nettlau, the use of the term “libertarian communism” dates from November, 1880 when a French anarchist congress adopted it [Ibid., p. 145]. The use of the term “Libertarian” by anarchists became more popular from the 1890s onward after it was used in France in an attempt to get around anti-anarchist laws and to avoid the negative associations of the word “anarchy” in the popular mind (Sebastien Faure and Louise Michel published the paper Le Libertaire — The Libertarian — in France in 1895, for example). Since then, particularly outside USA, it has always been associated with anarchist ideas and movements. Taking a more recent example, in the USA, anarchists organised “The Libertarian League” in July 1954, which had staunch anarcho-syndicalist principles and lasted until 1965.
  The US-based “Libertarian” Party, on the other hand has only existed since the early 1970s, well over 100 years after anarchists first used the term to describe their political ideas (and 90 years after the expression “libertarian communism” was first adopted). It is that party, not the anarchists, who have “stolen” the word.

  The modern US rightwing “libertarian” with thier free market beliefs are closer to “rightwing” rather than “Libertarian” and not even in the Libertarian end of the Nolan Chart (see below) IF they believe in unrestricted corporations , which would impose an economic authoritarianism. IMHO It was the failure of Adam Smiths “laisse faire capitalism” to produce the meritocracy that BOTH Adam Smith and Karl Marx believed in, that made Karl Marx write “Das Capital” and then the Communist Manefesto , which is just a pamphlet because all the hard economics are in “Das Capital”.  BOTH Adam Smith and Karl Marx where Libertarians that believed in governmentless societies.

The society “we the people” live in today is a STATE CAPITALIST nightmare. BOTH the right and the left are state capitalists , one preferring Big Business (rightwing) and the other Big Government (leftwing). These are the two cheeks of the same arse that squashs down on the face of freedom!

State capitalism has various different meanings, but is usually described as a society wherein the productive forces are controlled and directed by the state in a capitalist manner, even if such a state calls itself socialist. Corporatized state agencies and states that own controlling shares of publicly-listed firms, and thus acting as a capitalist itself, are two examples of state capitalism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_capitalism

OF COURSE THIS IS JUST FASCISM!!

Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.
Benito Mussolini, fascist dictator of Italy (1922-1943)

Noam Chomsky-Discussion with Libertarian Socialists

During his visit to Ireland to give three other lectures on various topics at the University of Dublin and with Amnesty International Noam Chomsky gave this little known discussion with a Libertarian Socialist group. He answers questions on many topics beginning with the relevance and lessons of the Spanish Civil War.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwr2x3TiQ5E

Here is a short desciption of Libertarian Socialsim . Libertarian socialism aims to create a society in which all violent or coercive institutions would be dissolved, and in their place every person would have free, equal access to tools of information and production, or a society in which such coercive institutions and hierarchies were drastically reduced in scope.
This equality and freedom would be achieved through the abolition of authoritarian institutions such as an individual’s right to own resourses(including the state) ,in order that direct control of the means of production and resources will be gained by the working class and society as a whole. The worker would own his own labour not the state or the community .

Here is one version of FREE MARKET LIBERTARIANISM explained. In this version the Libertarian describes his political philosophy as Ayn Rand OBJECTIVISM . IMHO it cannot work because it buys and sells resourses ,thus making modern robber barons and it STEALS the working mans labour. When YOU work for someone else and they own the resourses YOU WILL BE EXPLOITED (like a disneyland employee). In this description of Objectivist ,free market anarchism, DISNEYLAND and MORMON COMMUNITIES are given as working examples of Objectivism…… I WOULD NEVER CALL DISNEYLAND AN EXAMPLE TO ASPIRE TOO…..WOULD YOU?

http://www.lewrockwell.com/casey/casey45.1.html

Here’s a picture ,if it helps. Where do you fit in?

Nolan Chart

How a Libertarian Capitalist Became a Libertarian Socialist
Chris Wilson

A couple years back when I was working toward a philosophy major in college, I wrote a rebuttal the section of The Anarchist FAQ that covers anarcho-capitalism. I removed the rebuttal from the web because I didn’t have the time or inclination to continue to maintain it or expand upon it. Three years later, I’ve come to find myself disagreeing with my old rebuttals and agreeing with the FAQ. What follows is my story.

I began my tenure as a right-wing libertarian by reading Ayn Rand, who dissuaded me from the rather muddled left-wing sympathies I held at the time. I was only a Rand enthusiast for a short time, however, and I soon developed an interest in the “more reasonable” free-market thinkers, such as von Mises, Nozick, Hayek, David Friedman, etc. I was an ardent supporter of unimpeded and “stateless” capitalism for the course of almost 3 years, and developed and/or adopted every possible philosophical and economic justification that can be conceived of for its defense. Before I graduated college, however, I expelled my belief that one can claim private property rights upon land. I advocated a labor theory of property, and considering that land is not a produced good, I found that it wasn’t defensible according to the principles I advocated. I concluded that one who hoards land is placing a restriction upon the liberty of others to use it or to travel by way of it without justification, and hence the claimant should compensate them by paying a land value tax to earn exclusive rights to it.

Despite my new Georgist land-socialist views, I still advocated a capitalist economic system with respect to produced goods. However, I did become much more critical of corporations, and I became upset with other libertarians for their lack of focus upon the injustices perpetrated by corporations. I wanted to abolish corporate charters, subsidies, intellectual property, regulatory privileges, land grants, etc., as I considered them violations of liberty. If you press a right-libertarian about the privileges corporations receive, they usually say, “Oh, well I’m against those”, but they hardly ever take the initiative in directing any criticism against them. More often than not, they praise the alleged “virtues” of corporations, while focusing upon how the government violates these corporations “rights”.

When I first became an “anarcho-capitalist”, I thought corporate abuses could be avoided in an economic realm in which corporations didn’t enjoy as many regulatory privileges. I initially liked all the “dot coms” and “ecommerce” companies — I considered the Internet industry to be one in which free market principles were respected, contrary to so many other industries. However, in the past year, I’ve seen all these companies become just as ruthless as any multinational. I thought that all of the “dot coms” were small as a result of the industry functioning according to genuine free market principles, but in reality, they were just small *to begin with*. Most of them are small no longer. Furthermore, the more prosperous of these companies are now seeking to benefit from state privilege, which is evident in the many intellectual property lawsuits that are currently pending in the ecommerce industry.

When I was discovering this (and becoming a hardcore Linux user in the process), I was working as a customer service representative in a large and very well known software corporation (not Microsoft). The act of *working* instead of going to school gave me a new respect for organized labor movements. Additionally, it gave me an appreciation for the extent to which corporations screw their customers. As I spent the next six months working for this producer of buggy software, I came to the realization that my job as a “customer service” rep involved little more than developing clever rationalizations to defend this company’s fraudulent activities. Most other reps bought into the company’s rationalizations — most of the employees, including the supervisors, sincerely believed that the company provided “world class” service to the customers, which couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m ashamed to say that I bought into *some* of the propaganda as a result of searching for ways to pacify irate customers. And because of the position that we were in — that is, being constantly screamed at and criticized for policies beyond our control — it was impossible to refrain from becoming extremely resentful towards rightfully upset customers. Finally, the company adopted some nasty new policies which were so obviously indefensible that I had to end my relationship with the company on general principle. I left completely disillusioned with corporate culture.

Although I favored free markets, I did so because I considered them to be necessitated by the principles that I held. Principles always came *first* for me — not economics. However, around the time that I quit working at the software corporation, it finally truly sank in that businesses couldn’t *care less* about principles. The questions “Is it right?” or “Is it just?” do not even enter the minds of the decision makers of capitalist businesses — such questions are beside the point in their eyes. Although I was a right-libertarian at the time, I held my views because I genuinely believed that they followed logically from my beloved principle of self-government. Even though I knew that *many* capitalist businesses were completely lacking in principles, I did ignorantly believe that this was only true of large government aided corporations. It was very disheartening to learn over time that this fact applies to *most* businesses, regardless of whether or not they happen to be corporations that profit from state favor. If they don’t actually receive favors from the state, then it is typically their *aim* to receive them.

A week after I quit the software company, I got lucky and snagged a job providing tech support at a local ISP. I thought to myself that this company, being a local business, would be fundamentally different. While I do greatly prefer working for the ISP to working for the mega-software giant, it quickly became obvious to me that the motivations and principles (or lack thereof) of the president and major shareholders of the ISP are no different from that of any major corporation. Although the ISP is relatively small as of now, it doesn’t aim to remain as such for very long. I will say that an ISP’s expansion is generally not favored by employees, as it forces us to take responsibility for customer issues that we’re in no position to fix (as was so common with the software company). Furthermore, those who run the company still think of the employees as a cost to be minimized. The rule is to hire as few as possible, pay them as little as possible, and make them work as often as possible. Since starting with the company, I’ve taken on many more responsibilities than just tech support, but my wages haven’t risen. Despite the technical nature of my job, the workers at the nearby grocery store make more than I, as they’re unionized and I’m not.

My experience in the work world forced me to seriously reconsider my advocacy of capitalism in any form. As I was still very committed to libertarian principles, I began to study the “socialist anarchists”. (I put “socialist anarchist” in quotes, as I now consider such a term to be a redundancy — anarchists are necessarily socialists.) I forced myself to consider the fundamental disagreement that separates Bakunin, Kropotkin, and Malatesta from Rand, von Mises, and Friedman. My answer to myself: The advocates of capitalism believe that one can sign away or sell off one’s liberty, whereas anarchists do not. As a right-wing libertarian capitalist, I was of the opinion that one could enter into a morally binding agreement in which one sacrifices one’s liberty in exchange for a wage. My position was that a worker would be committing fraud against the employer if he attempted to retain rights to the full product of his labor. My argument was that if an employer has a “legitimate” prior claim upon the capital being used, then he has the right to dictate its terms of use. The laborer doesn’t have the right to anything more than what the capitalist agrees to give, just as the capitalist doesn’t have the right to take anything more than what the laborer agrees to give. (Of course, I didn’t realize in my early “anarcho-capitalist” days that capitalists almost always demand more than what the worker initially agrees to give.)

My current position is that one cannot be ethically bound by agreements that restrict one’s liberty to be self-governing. It has always been my view that one cannot be bound by an agreement to be a slave. Although one can enter into a contract that mandates one to serve as a slave, one should be considered free to cease honoring that contract at any time. However, I hadn’t been applying this principle to all forms of domination — I only applied it to full-time chattel slavery, not to wage slavery, domestic tyranny, etc. When I was working out my views regarding this issue, I decided to simplify my decision by subjecting myself to a thought experiment: Jones is a individual who has zero access to capital, which excludes him from being self-employed. He must must find somebody who will share access to capital if he is to continue to eat. Fortunately, Smith has plenty of capital, and is willing to share it — under certain conditions of course. Smith says to Jones that he can use Smith’s capital to produce, *provided* that Jones engages in 90% of the productivity while Smith engages in 10%. Also, Jones will only receive 10% of the revenues despite all of his hard work, while Smith gets to keep 90% for his hoggish self. Jones agrees to these conditions because he has no other option. Is Jones morally bound by his agreement to allow Smith to keep 8 in 9 parts of what what Jones produces? The capitalist, of course, answers, “Yes”, and I once would have given the same answer, even though I knew intuitively that such an arrangement would be grossly unfair. My current answer is “No” — this relationship between Smith and Jones is inherently exploitive, and Jones is entitled to much better.

That completed my conversion to real anarchism, which is to say *libertarian socialism*. The evolutionary process was slow — it didn’t happen all in one night. I continued to consider myself an individualist anarchist for awhile, and remained more attracted to the ideas of Tucker and Proudhon than any of the social anarchists. But as I read more Bakunin, Kropotkin, Malatesta, and Rocker and studied the Spanish Civil War and Russian Revolution, I concluded that social anarchism was a better alternative. Unlike the individualist or mutualist varieties of anarchism, anarcho-communism doesn’t provide an avenue for capitalism to reestablish itself and it has had partial revolutionary success in the past histories of countries such as Spain and the Ukraine. What initially turned me off to social anarchism is the fact that many of its advocates don’t address the prospect of what’s commonly called the “tyranny of the majority”, which I think is a valid concern. It cannot be emphasized enough that under anarchism, nobody would be forced to join a commune or a federation. If one wishes to be free to work independently of a democratic collective, this freedom would be acknowledged and respected, provided that one doesn’t attempt to hoard more resources than one uses or employ people for a wage. Granted, anarchists wouldn’t *ban* wage labor, but “agreements” in which workers sign away their liberty would not be enforced.

Since making the transition from right-wing to left-wing libertarianism, I’ve discovered that factionalism and sectarianism is just as pervasive here as it was there, if not more so. Technology is a good example of an issue that divides the anarchist movement. On one hand, there are the anarcho-primitivist luddites who eschew all forms of complex technology and wish to return to a hunter-gather society, and on the other, there are the anarchists who feel that technology can be beneficial if its development is directed by workers themselves in a manner that is accountable to the communities it affects. I fall somewhere in the middle between the two positions — I have no desire to return to a hunter/gatherer society, but would also prefer not to rely upon technology that requires a division of labor so extreme that productivity becomes an alienated and meaningless activity. Working within the computer industry, I also understand that when technological complexity transcends our ability to understand it, this is an instance of the machine being in control of us and not vice-versa. Whether technology is a form of liberation or domination is a topic hotly debated by anarchists, but they agree, contra the right-wing “libertarians”, that a society in which human-created circumstances force people to “agree” to subject their will to that of a boss is by no means “free”.
 
http://world.std.com/~mhuben/wilson_1.html

Part of the “Critiques of Libertarianism” site.
http://world.std.com/~mhuben/libindex.html

Last updated 10/25/07.

BUT at the end of the day , Libertarianism works because it is so diverse. The people can form a system that suits thier society and thier social justice . In pre-Franco Spain many forms of anarchist/Libertarian societies flourished in many different forms, from argocultural societies to urban ones.There were several variants of anarchism in Spain: the peasant anarchism in the countryside of Andalusia; urban anarcho-syndicalism in Catalonia, particularly its capital Barcelona; and what is sometimes called “pure” anarchism in other cities such as Zaragoza. However, these were complementary trajectories, and shared a great deal of ideological similarities It took BOTH Franco and Hitler ,to bring down the Spainish Anarchists!! That was how strong they where.

“Whether the mask is labeled Fascism, Democracy, or Dictatorship or the Proletariat, our great adversary remains the Apparatus-the bureaucracy, the police, the military…. No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will always be to subordinate ourselves to this Apparatus, and to trample underfoot, in its service, all human values in ourselves and in others.”– The French worker philosopher Simone Weil,1945

Law is stagnation , Conformity is death by boredom and ignorance ,Obedience is for slaves and Specialisation is for insects!

MEDEVAL LIBERTARIANISM ,REMEMBER FREEDOM IS NOT FREE!!!!

September 11th, 1297 was the day that Wallace rallied his men to face English forces at Stirling Bridge.  In the film Braveheart, this battle is depicted in a scene where Wallace delivers his famous “Freedom Speech.”

“I am William Wallace.
And I see a whole army of my countrymen, here in defiance of tyranny!
You have come to fight as free men. And free man you are!
What will you do without freedom? Will you fight?
Fight and you may die.
Run and you will live—at least awhile.
And dying in your bed many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance, to come back here as young men and tell our enemies that they may take our lives but they will never take our freedom!”

MODERN SCIENTIFIC LIBERTARIANISM…. CHAOS IS THE NATURAL ORDER

The Secret Life of Chaos-(BBC 2010)-Full Length Documentary

Chaos theory has a bad name,(like anarchy ,its political version) conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden side to Chaos, one that scientists are only now beginning to understand.
It turns out that chaos theory answers a question that mankind has asked for millennia – how did we get here?
In this documentary, Professor Jim Al-Khalili sets out to uncover one of the great mysteries of science – how does a universe that starts off as dust end up with intelligent life? How does order emerge from disorder?
It’s a mind bending, counter intuitive and for many people a deeply troubling idea. But Professor Al-Khalili reveals the science behind much of beauty and structure in the natural world and discovers that far from it being magic or an act of God, it is in fact an intrinsic part of the laws of physics. Amazingly, it turns out that the mathematics of chaos can explain how and why the universe creates exquisite order and pattern.
And the best thing is that one doesn’t need to be a scientist to understand it. The natural world is full of awe-inspiring examples of the way nature transforms simplicity into complexity. From trees to clouds to humans – after watching this film you’ll never be able to look at the world in the same way again.

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/libertarian-vs-authoritarian-todays-real-politic/

THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE
THE TRUTH IS YOU ARE FREE
UNTIL SOMEONE TRIES TO STOP YOU
FREEDOM IS
AS FREEDOM DOES
THERE IS NO JUSTICE , THERE’S JUST US

 


WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange on the ‘War Logs’ ,’I Enjoy Crushing Bastards’

July 27, 2010

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: “We understand the importance of protecting confidential sources.”
In a SPIEGEL interview, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, 39, discusses his decision to publish the Afghanistan war logs, the difficult balance between the public interest and the need for state secrets and why he believes people who wage war are more dangerous than him.

SPIEGEL: You are about to publish a vast amount of classified data on the war in Afghanistan. What is your motivation?

Assange: These files are the most comprehensive description of a war to be published during the course of a war — in other words, at a time when they still have a chance of doing some good. They cover more than 90,000 different incidents, together with precise geographical locations. They cover the small and the large. A single body of information, they eclipse all that has been previously said about Afghanistan. They will change our perspective on not only the war in Afghanistan, but on all modern wars.

SPIEGEL: Do you think that the publication of this data will influence political decision-makers?

Assange: Yes. This material shines light on the everyday brutality and squalor of war. The archive will change public opinion and it will change the opinion of people in positions of political and diplomatic influence.

SPIEGEL: Aren’t you expecting a little too much?

Assange: There is a mood to end the war in Afghanistan. This information won’t do it alone, but it will shift political will in a significant manner.

SPIEGEL: The material contains military secrets and names of sources. By publishing it, aren’t you endangering the lives of international troops and their informants in Afghanistan?

Assange: The Kabul files contain no information related to current troop movements. The source went through their own harm-minimization process and instructed us to conduct our usual review to make sure there was not a significant chance of innocents being negatively affected. We understand the importance of protecting confidential sources, and we understand why it is important to protect certain US and ISAF sources.

SPIEGEL: So what, specifically, did you do to minimize any possible harm?

Assange: We identified cases where there may be a reasonable chance of harm occurring to the innocent. Those records were identified and edited accordingly.

SPIEGEL: Is there anything that you consider to be a legitimate state secret?

Assange: There is a legitimate role for secrecy, and there is a legitimate role for openness. Unfortunately, those who commit abuses against humanity or against the law find abusing legitimate secrecy to conceal their abuse all too easy. People of good conscience have always revealed abuses by ignoring abusive strictures. It is not WikiLeaks that decides to reveal something. It is a whistleblower or a dissident who decides to reveal it. Our job is to make sure that these individuals are protected, the public is informed and the historical record is not denied.

SPIEGEL: But in the end somebody has to decide whether you publish or not. Who determines the criteria? WikiLeaks considers itself to be a trailblazer when it comes to freedom of information, but it lacks transparency in its own publishing decisions.

Assange: This is ridiculous. We are clear about what we will publish and what we will not. We do not have adhoc editorial decisions. We always release the full primary sources to our articles. What other press organization has such exacting standards? Everyone should try to follow our lead.

SPIEGEL: The problem is that it is difficult to hold WikiLeaks accountable. You operate your servers in countries that offer you broad protection. Does WikiLeaks consider itself to be above the law?

Assange: WikiLeaks does not exist in outer space. We are people who exist on Earth, in particular nations, each of which have a particular set of laws. We have been legally challenged in various countries. We have won every challenge. It is courts that decide the law, not corporations or generals. The law, as expressed by constitutions and courts, has been on our side.

SPIEGEL: You have said that there is a correlation between the transparency for which you are fighting and a just society. What do you mean by that?

Assange: Reform can only come about when injustice is exposed. To oppose an unjust plan before it reaches implementation is to stop injustice.

SPIEGEL: During the Vietnam War, US President Richard Nixon once called Daniel Ellsberg, the leaker of the Pentagon Papers, the most dangerous man in America. Are you today’s most dangerous man or the most endangered?

Assange: The most dangerous men are those who are in charge of war. And they need to be stopped. If that makes me dangerous in their eyes, so be it.

SPIEGEL: You could have started a company in Silicon Valley and lived in a home in Palo Alto with a swimming pool. Why did you decide to do the WikiLeaks project instead?

Assange: We all only live once. So we are obligated to make good use of the time that we have and to do something that is meaningful and satisfying. This is something that I find meaningful and satisfying. That is my temperament. I enjoy creating systems on a grand scale, and I enjoy helping people who are vulnerable. And I enjoy crushing bastards. So it is enjoyable work.

Interview conducted by John Goetz and Marcel Rosenbach
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,708518,00.html

PLEASE ,IF YOU SEE PRESIDENT “CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN” OBAMA. KICK HIM IN THE NUTS AND TAKE HIS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE OF HIM AND GIVE IT TO JULIAN ASSANGE!!

JULIAN ASSANGE HERO!

………..AND YOU CAN EXPECT MORE FROM WHERE THAT CAME!!!!

THE DIRECT DEMOCRACY OF ICELAND HAS SAID “NO” TO THE BANKER BAILOUT AND “YES” TO WIKILEAKS, AND HAVE STARTED ARRESTING THE GUILTY BANKERS INSTEAD …….WHILE THE PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES FLEE……..

A Safe Haven For Investigative Journalists Everywhere
WikiLeaks Inspired “New Media Haven” Proposal Passes In Icelandic Parliament

Reykjavik, Iceland; 4:00 UTC, June 16th 2010.
 
The WikiLeaks advised proposal to build an international “new media haven” in Iceland, with the world’s strongest press and whistleblower protection laws, and a “Nobel” prize for for Freedom of Expression, has unanimously passed the Icelandic Parliament.

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/06/17/iceland-land-of-the-debtfree-home-of-the-brave-wikileaks/

ICELANDIC BANKERS ARRESTED

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/bailout-faltering-banker-arrests-beginning/

BRITISH BANKERS TOLD TO F*CK OFF…THEY TOO MAY FACE ARREST!

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/02/21/icelandthe-pheonix-from-the-fire-as-the-long-boats-enter-the-accountant-sea/

BUT THE SLEEPING GIANT ,THAT IS YOU AND ME ,IS BEGINNING TO STIR AND YOU CAN BE SURE THE “POWERS THAT BE” ARE SH1TTING THEMSELVES!

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/the-dawning-of-mass-self-awarness-a-tale-of-sleeping-giants-and-paper-tigers/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/the-global-political-awakening-and-the-new-world-order/

MORE ON THE MAINSTREAN MEDIA ATTACKS ON WIKILEAKS!!

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/wikileaks-updated/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-plot-to-discredit-wikileaks-the-strange-case-of-adrian-lamo-a-drain-lame-o/

A BRIEF HISTORY ON HOW WE ENDED UP IN THIS MESS

THE END GAME

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/bank-corruption-and-fraudthe-who-the-how-and-the-why-and-the-simple-solution/

THE SETUP

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/reaganomics-thatcherism-and-the-blueprint-of-financial-destruction-and-debt-slavery/

THE PLAN

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/a-short-history-of-global-domination-or-rockefella-rothschild-and-the-capitalist-communist-nwo-con/

FREEDOM IS NOT FREE

FREEDOM TAKES VIGILANCE

THERE IS NO JUSTICE , THERE IS JUST US!!!! 

……………AND IT IS GOOD TO CRUSH BASTARDS!!!


Great Shame ,Great Disaster ,Great Deciet in a not-so-Great Britain and a not-so-Great government…but its NO GREAT DEAL!

July 27, 2010

Menzies Campbell: Iraq was always wrong. Now we have proof
The Chilcot inquiry confirms what most suspected – the reasons for war were bogus. In future, such decisions must be transparent
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/menzies-campbell-iraq-was-always-wrong-now-we-have-proof-2034880.html
NOT REALLY A SUPRISE ,THE DUTCH HAD A MUCH MORE OPEN AND INDEPTH INQUIRY ,AND FOUND THE WAR TO BE A WAR CRIME!
Dutch Government Inquiry finds Iraq War to be Illegal
The invasion of Iraq in 2003 was a violation of international law, an independent inquiry in the Netherlands has found.
In a damning series of findings on the decision of the Dutch government to support Tony Blair and George Bush in the strategy of regime change in Iraq, the inquiry found the action had “no basis in international law”.
The 551-page report, published today and chaired by former Dutch supreme court judge Willibrord Davids, said UN resolutions in the 1990s prior to the outbreak of war gave no authority to the invasion. “The Dutch government lent its political support to a war whose purpose was not consistent with Dutch government policy. The military action had no sound mandate in international law,” .
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/12/iraq-invasion-violated-interational-law-dutch-inquiry-finds
BUT OF COURSE,IN THE UK, THIS IS NOT A LEGAL ENQUIRY,SO NO-ONE WILL BE PROSECUTED , YET AGAIN ,NOT A SUPRISE!!
Sir John Chilcot has made it clear that his committee is not a court of law and that no findings of legality will be made
SO ANOTHER WASTE OF TAXPAYERS MONEY AND ANOTHER MASS MURDERER IS PROTECTED BY THE STATE ,MEANWHILE THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET THE PICTURE ,AND THE GOVERNMENT PRODUCE , ANOTHER EXCUSE!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/another-state-protected-murderer-goes-free/
SO LONG AS THE WAR MACHINE KEEPS TURNING
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/07/mod-blocked-warning-that-britain-faces-afghan-defeat/

AND THE CON-DEMS WILL PROTECT WAR CRIMINALS IN THE UK. GREAT BRITAIN IS A GREAT PLACE TO STAY IF YOU ARE WANTED FOR MASS MURDER AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY ,SINCE THE DAY OF MAGGIE THATCHER AND GENERAL PINOCHET!!!……………..A CLUB-MED FOR THE CRIMINALY INSANE!…..(ARE THESE WAR PIGS KOSHER?)
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/06/01/malice-through-the-looking-glass-the-abomination-of-israel/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/uk-government-does-what-its-israelli-masters-tell-it-again/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/02/18/the-israel-lobby-the-elephant-in-the-room-and-its-drenched-in-blood/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/only-mad-dogs-and-the-israel-lobby-go-out-in-the-middle-east-sun/

BUT RUN TONY RUN ,WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU. THE ARREST WARRANT HAS BEEN ISSUED!! COME OUT COME OUT WHERE EVER YOU ARE?
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/where-have-all-the-burger-eating-war-monkeys-gone-cry-havoc-and-unleash-the-dogs-of-war-crimes/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/tony-blair-very-close-to-being-indicted-for-war-crime-in-malaysia/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/12/12/tony-blair-admits-war-crimes/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/29/blair-on-trial-or-chilcot-on-trial/

SO HOW DID WE GET HERE……
FASLE CLAIMS AND FALSE STATEMENTS FROM A FALSE (CHEER)LEADER…….(a bit like filling out your expense claims eh?)
It was claimed that the Iraqi dictator had weapons of mass destruction which could strike Britain in 45 minutes
BLAIR KNEW THERE WHERE NO WMD’S IN IRAQ
UN WEAPONS INSPECTORS SAID THERE WHERE NO WMDS
“we were convinced that all the fissile material that could be used for any weapons purposes had been taken out of Iraq, and we knew that we had eliminated and destroyed the whole infrastructure that Iraq had built up for the enrichment of uranium.” – Hans Blix, in a BBC Interview, Jan 2003
UK WEAPONS INSPECTORS SAID THERE WHERE NO WMDS
British weapons inspector Dr. David Kelly was writing an expose about his work with anthrax and his warnings that Iraq possessed no weapons of mass destruction at the time of his death in July 2003, according to a report published in a British newspaper. A former British ambassador who quotes Kelly as having said, “I will probably be found dead in the woods” if Iraq were invaded.
US WEAPONS INSPECTORS SAID THERE WHERE NO WMDS
William Scott Ritter, Jr. (born July 15, 1961, Gainesville, Florida) is noted for his role as a chief United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998, and later for his criticism of United States foreign policy in the Middle East. Prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003, Ritter publicly argued that Iraq possessed no significant weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).
SO WHO WAS MAKING THE CLAIMS IRAQ HAD WMDS?
President Bush, for example, made 232 false statements about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq
http://projects.publicintegrity.org/WarCard/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_War#Opposition_to_invasion
The Project for the New American Century (PNAC) was an American think tank based in Washington, D.C. that lasted from early 1997 to 2006. It was co-founded as a non-profit educational organization by neoconservatives William Kristol and Robert Kagan. The PNAC’s stated goal was “to promote American global leadership.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century
Section V of Rebuilding America’s Defenses, entitled “Creating Tomorrow’s Dominant Force”, includes the sentence: “Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event––like a new Pearl Harbor“
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century#.22New_Pearl_Harbor.22
After the election of George W. Bush in 2000, a number of PNAC’s members or signatories were appointed to key positions within the President’s administration
Some have regarded the PNAC’s January 16, 1998 letter to President Clinton, which urged him to embrace a plan for “the removal of Saddam Hussein’s regime from power,”[10] and the large number of members of PNAC appointed to the Bush administration as evidence that the 2003 invasion of Iraq was a foregone conclusion….such Bush administration officials as Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, John Bolton, Richard Armitage, and Elliott Abrams
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century#Persons_associated_with_the_PNAC
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/are-us-wars-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-well-intended-mistakes-what-we-now-know-from-the-evidence/
OF COURSE THE OIL AND ISRAEL LOBBIES WHERE PUSHING FOR THIS AS WELL.
Open Secrets.org
Title: “Washington Lobbying Grew to $3.2 Billion Last Year, Despite Economy”
Authors: Center for Responsive Politics
The Center calculates that interest groups spent $17.4 million on lobbying for every day Congress was in session in 2008, or $32,523 per legislator per day.
Pro-Israel groups, food processing companies, and the oil and gas industry increased their lobbying expenditures the most (as a percentage) between 2007 and 2008.
SO NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST HERE…..

http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/articles/6-lobbyists-buy-congress/

SO BLAIR CONSPIRED TO START A WAR FOR REGIME CHANGE AND THE BENFIT OF FOREIGNERS (A WAR CRIME AND TREASON)
Blair was told US ‘fixed’ case for war
The head of Britain’s foreign intelligence agency told the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, that the case for war in Iraq was being “fixed” by Washington to suit US policy, a BBC documentary will claim today
“The facts and intelligence” were being “fixed round the policy” by US President George Bush’s administration, Dearlove said.
The documentary argues that Blair had signed up to follow Bush’s plans for regime change in Iraq as early as April 2002, the Sunday Times said.
THE FOREIGN SECUTARY RESIGNED BECAUSE OF THESE FALSE CLAIMS!!! SO TONY KNEW THEY WHERE FALSE CLAIMS!!!
Robin Cook, Britain’s former foreign secretary who resigned as leader of the House of Commons over Iraq, claimed that the threat of weapons of mass destruction was not the prime minister’s true reason for going to war.
What was propelling the prime minister was a determination that he would be the closest ally to George Bush and they would prove to the United States administration that Britain was their closest ally,” Cook tells the program.
His problem is that George Bush’s motivation was regime change. It was not disarmament. Tony Blair knew perfectly well what he was doing.
His problem was that he could not be honest about that with either the British people or Labour MPs, hence the stress on disarmament.”
The documentary, on BBC’s Panorama, comes one day after tens of thousands of protesters marched through the centre of London demanding that Blair pull British troops out of Iraq and warning against any more “Bush wars”.
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2005/03/20/1111253870275.html?oneclick=true
SO TONY BLAIR LIED TO PARLIMENT, AND THE UK POPULATION, FOR THE BENEFIT OF A FOREIGN NATION!!!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/12/12/tony-blair-admits-war-crimes/
THIS IS TREASON!!!!! IN THE UK ,WE CAN STILL HANG THE BASTARD FOR TREASON!!!!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/tony-blair-i-told-you-so-and-so-did-millions-of-others/

ROBIN COOK ALSO STATED AL QUAEDA WAS A FALSE FLAG OPERATION ,AND ROBIN COOK WAS LATER FOUND DEAD UP A MOUNTAIN IN SCOTLAND..COINCIDENCE?
In a column for the Guardian[13] four weeks before his death, Cook caused a stir when he described Al-Qaeda as a product of a western intelligence:
“ Bin Laden was, though, a product of a monumental miscalculation by western security agencies. Throughout the 80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. Al-Qaida, literally “the database”, was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians.”
“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US . . .” — Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook
http://www.answers.com/topic/robin-cook-1
THAT’S WHY HE WAS MURDERED BY THE GOVERNMENT!
“Former Cabinet minister Robin Cook, 59, has died after collapsing while hill walking in north-west Scotland.”
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4127654.stm
IMHO IF ROBIN COOK (and/or DR KELLY) WAS STILL ALIVE TONY BLAIR WOULD PROBABLY BE IN JAIL RIGHT NOW!!

TONY BLAIR WAS DETERMINED TO START A WAR OF AGRESSION FOR REGIME CHANGE,..WHAT PART OF WAR CRIMINAL DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM UNDERSTANDING?!?
“If you had known then that there were no WMDs, would you still have gone on?” Blair was asked. He replied: “I would still have thought it right to remove him [Saddam Hussein]“.
Significantly, Blair added: “I mean obviously you would have had to use and deploy different arguments about the nature of the threat.”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/dec/12/tony-blair-iraq-chilcot-inquiry
WHAT THREAT TONY? IRAQ WAS NOT A THREAT TO THE UK!! YOU JUST WANTED REGIME CHANGE!!!
FYI
A war of aggression is a military conflict waged absent the justification of self-defense. Waging such a war of aggression is a crime under the customary international law. Wars without international legality (e.g. not out of self-defense, not sanctioned by the United Nations Security Council, and not sanctioned by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations) can be considered wars of aggression.
The United Nations secretary general, Kofi Annan, declared explicitly for the first time last night that the US-led war on Iraq was illegal. Mr Annan said that the invasion was not sanctioned by the UN security council or in accordance with the UN’s founding charter.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/sep/16/iraq.iraq
THEREFORE TONY BLAIR IS A WAR CRIMINAL DRENCHED IN BLOOD AND A TRAITOR!!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/29/blair-on-trial-or-chilcot-on-trial/
IMHO TONY BLAIR WAS ALSO BEING BLACKMAILED
PERSONALLY I THINK TONY BLAIR WENT TO WAR TO PROTECT HIS PAEDOPHILE FRIENDS IN POWER
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/07/uk-government-blackmailed-into-war-blair-covers-mps-paedophile-ring-and-the-dunblane-massacre/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/child-sex-lies-and-videotape-a-story-of-government-and-cover-ups-or-how-to-shoot-politions-and-get-away-with-it/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/pastors-of-muppets-and-masters-of-puppets-and-other-paedophiles/

BUT EXACTLY HOW MUCH BLOOD?…..TONY BLAIR IS NOT BIG ON BODYCOUNTS, OR CAUSE AND EFFECT
THE EFFECTS OF THIS ILLEGAL WAR
MORE TERRORISM
,
THANKS TO TONY BLAIR UK CITIZENS ARE MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER FROM TERRORISM!
Baroness Manningham-Buller said the terrorist threats resulting from the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan left MI5 “swamped”
Iraq inquiry: Ex-MI5 boss says war raised terror threat
Baroness Manningham-Buller said the terrorist threats resulting from the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan left MI5 “swamped”
The invasion of Iraq “substantially” increased the terrorist threat to the UK, the former head of MI5 has said.
Giving evidence to the Iraq inquiry, Baroness Manningham-Buller said the action “radicalised” a generation of young people, including UK citizens.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-10693001

THANKS TO TONY BLAIR ,YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE ATTACKED AND KILLED AT HOME!!
PSYCHOTIC TRAINED KILLERS WALK OUR STREETS , THEY MAY “GO OFF” AT ANY MINUTE
A row broke out tonight after the Government published figures claiming there were just 2,500 ex-servicemen in jail in England and Wales.
Ministers were accused of ‘underestimating’ the scale of the problem after revealing three per cent of the total 81,000 inmates used to be in the Armed Forces.
Research published last autumn estimated that 8,500 former troops were behind bars – almost as many as are currently serving in Afghanistan.
Psychologically damaged military veterans often end up in trouble with the police after struggling for years with crippling symptoms including flashbacks, nightmares, depression and anxiety attacks, mood swings and difficulties in relating to family and friends.
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/the-real-uk-legacy-of-the-iraq-and-afghan-wars-death-stalks-our-streets-and-the-world/
FYI PROPORTIONALLY THERE IS EVEN MORE IN SCOTLAND!!!ANOTHER BENEFIT OF UNIONISM, ISN’T UNIONISM AND REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY WONDERFUL

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/a-direct-democracy-independant-scotland/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/libertarian-vs-authoritarian-todays-real-politic/

THANKS TO TONY BLAIR THERE IS A GLOBAL INCREASE IN WMDS
NO WMD’S FOUND , BUT YOU CAN BE SURE COUNTRIES THAT DO NOT HAVE WMDS WILL PROBABLY WANT SOME , AS BOTH IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN DID NOT HAVE WMDS BUT NORTH KOREA DOES!AND NORTH KOREA HAS NOT BEEN DESTROYED!

THANKS TO TONY BLAIR THERE IS A MASSIVE INCREASE IN GLOBAL TERRORISM!
IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN ARE NOW THE WORLDS BIGGEST TERRORIST RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING CENTRES USING OUR BOYS AS THE TARGETS!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/tis-the-killing-season-afghanistans-grouse-season-2/

THANKS TO TONY BLAIR , TORTURE IS NOW ACCEPTABLE AND WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE GLOBE
We have managed to CLOSE NO TORTURE CELLS. In fact we are more busy torturing than when Saddam ran the place! We have FILLED ALL HIS TORTURE CELLS and WE have had to build MORE and fly people off to Guantanamo OR be EXTREME RENDITIONED away to some deep dark torture hole. Does this make you proud to be British or proud to be American ,and if Saddam was BAD because he tortured and murdered his citizens WHAT DOES THAT MAKE US!?!?!?!?!?

THANKS TO TONY BLAIR WE HAVE A GENERATION OF CRIPPLES TO LOOK AFTER FOR THE REST OF THIER RUINED LIVES.
THE PHYSICALLY MUTILATED , 
Amputations, burns, brain injuries and shrapnel wounds proliferate in Afghanistan, due mostly to increasingly potent improvised bombs targeting U.S. forces. Snipers’ bullets and mortar rounds also are to blame.
THE MENTALLY TWISTED
Of particular concern are the so-called hidden wounds, traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder that can have long-term side effects such as depression.
Since 2007, more than 70,000 service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury – more than 20,000 of them this year, according to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/11/military-sees-increase-in_n_353488.html
The Inflicted Wounds of America’s War Machine: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Infertility
by Bob Nichols
Global Research, April 10, 2010
San Francisco Bay View – 2010-04-07
AND GENETICALLY MUTATED!!
“By now most people know that DU has damaged tens of thousands of our own troops and caused soaring cancer rates in target populations, including the people of Iraq, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. Over 130,000 veterans of the first Gulf War have been declared “unfit for service” because of medical conditions which independent scientists and physicians connect to exposure to depleted uranium.
What is less well known is the staggering rate of birth defects in the children of the veterans of these wars. The British are reporting rates as high as 65%. It seems that breathing in the radioactive dust from exploded DU shells not only causes decapacitating illnesses, but massive genetic damage as well.
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/05/08/darwin-award-for-soldiers-and-israel-will-natural-selection-end-war-and-israel/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/health-in-the-21st-cenutry-is-killing-us/
AND THE JUST PLAIN SUICIDAL
18 veterans commit suicide each day
By Rick Maze – Staff writer
Posted : Monday Apr 26, 2010 8:00:40 EDT
Troubling new data show there are an average of 950 suicide attempts each month by veterans who are receiving some type of treatment from the Veterans Affairs Department.
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2010/04/military_veterans_suicide_042210w/

THANKS TO TONY BLAIR WE BANKRUPTED THE ECONOMY …WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ECONOMIC GENUIS?
Rank   Country   CAB USD, bn  
1  People’s Republic of China 371.833
2  Germany 252.501
3  Japan 210.967
4  Saudi Arabia 95.762
5  Russia 76.163
6  Switzerland 70.797
7  Norway 59.983
8  Netherlands 52.522
176  Greece -44.218
177  Italy -52.725
178  Australia -56.342
179  United Kingdom -105.224
180  Spain -145.141
181  United States -731.214

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/its-official-the-economy-will-recover-when-pigs-fly/

THE USA , UK , SPAIN AND AUSTRALIA the countries that all lead the call to WAR on Iraq and Afghanistan, ALL respresentative democracies .ALL LIED INTO WAR by thier government representatives. TODAY ALL HOPELESSLY IN DEBT! Today US and UK bankers demand bailouts and attack the PIGS (Portugal ,Ireland ,Greece and Spain) BUT WHY DO THEY FINANCIALLY ATTACK THESE COUNTRIES ? These countries do NOT have the debt of the USA ? BUT these countries are ALL leftwing libertarian governments that DO NOT SUPPORT THE WAR!! Italy used to be a little piggy but today is NOT,Italy used to be leftwing and anti-war,but today is not…. COINCIDENCE? War is a business racket!

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/bank-corruption-and-fraudthe-who-the-how-and-the-why-and-the-simple-solution/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/bailout-faltering-banker-arrests-beginning/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/military-heroes-or-welfare-zeros/

THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT?
What about all this CARBON FOOTPRINTS ,DEPLETED URANIUM and chemical polution that the US and UK military are pumping out and effecting the ENVIRONMENT and the locals and OUR TROOPS at the genetic level?
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/the-real-uk-legacy-of-the-iraq-and-afghan-wars-death-stalks-our-streets-and-the-world/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/planet-medea-and-fake-environmentalism/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/health-in-the-21st-cenutry-is-killing-us/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/05/19/vegetarianism-is-not-healthysave-the-planet-eat-panda-burgers/

IF BLAIR COULD NOT SEE THE RESULTS OF SUCH ACTIONS (Cause and effect) THEN THE INCOMPITANT IDIOT SHOULD NOT BE RUNNING A SOCIAL CLUB ,NEVERMIND A NATION, AND SHOULD BE TRIED FOR GROSS INCOMPITANCE AS WELL!!!

BUT IN REALITY THE GOVERNMENT LYING US INTO WAR IS NOTHING NEW!!
REMEMBER GOVERNMENTS CREATE DEBT AND START WARS , THE PEOPLE PAY THE DEBT AND FIGHT THE WARS!!  THIS IS REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY IN ACTION .ITS AN ELECTED DICTATORSHIP POSING AS DEMOCRACY, AND THIS IS EXACTLY HOW IT IS SUPPOSED TO WORK…THE SYSTEM IS NOT BROKEN ,IT JUST KEEPS REPEATING! …AND WHILE THE PEOPLE KEEP BEING LED TO BE FLEECED AND SLAUGHTERED THINGS WILL NOT CHANGE!! THIS SYSTEM IS AS OLD AS ATHENS ,ITS CORRUPT TO THE CORE AND CONTINUALLY STARTS WARS!!!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/elected-dictatorship-posing-as-democracy/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/a-direct-democracy-independant-scotland/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/libertarian-vs-authoritarian-todays-real-politic/

YOU ARE FREE BECAUSE YOUR GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE SAYS SO!!! ENJOY YOUR FREEDOM PEASANT!
There is nothing new in a government lying to their people to start a war. Indeed because most people prefer living in peace to bloody and horrific death in war, any government that desires to initiate a war usually lies to their people to create the illusion that support for the war is the only possible choice they can make.
SPAINISH AMERICAN WAR , STARTED WITH A GOVERNMENT LIE!
President McKinley told the American people that the USS Maine had been sunk in Havana Harbor by a Spanish mine. The American people, outraged by this apparent unprovoked attack, supported the Spanish American War. The Captain of the USS Maine had insisted the ship was sunk by a coal bin explosion, investigations after the war proved that such had indeed been the case. There had been no mine.
WORLD WAR II STARTED WITH A GOVERNMENT LIE!
Hitler used this principle of lying to his own people to initiate an invasion. He told the people of Germany that Poland had attacked first and staged fake attacks against German targets. The Germans, convinced they were being threatened, followed Hitler into Poland and into World War 2.
AMERICA JOINED IN WWII WITH A GOVERNMENT LIE!
FDR claimed Pearl Harbor was a surprise attack. It wasn’t. The United States saw war with Japan as the means to get into war with Germany, which Americans opposed. So Roosevelt needed Japan to appear to strike first. Following an 8-step plan devised by the Office of Naval Intelligence, Roosevelt intentionally provoked Japan into the attack. Contrary to the official story, the fleet did not maintain radio silence, but sent messages intercepted and decoded by US intercept stations. Tricked by the lie of a surprise attack, Americans marched off to war.
VIETNAM WAR WAS STARTED WITH A GOVERNMENT LIE!
President Johnson lied about the Gulf of Tonkin to send Americans off to fight in Vietnam.
There were no torpedoes in the water in the Gulf. LBJ took advantage of an inexperienced sonar man’s report to goad Congress into escalating the Vietnam War. It is inescapable historical reality that leaders of nations will lie to their people to trick them into wars they otherwise would have refused. It is not “conspiracy theory” to suggest that leaders of nations lie to trick their people into wars. It is undeniable fact.
http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/lieofthecentury.html
THE US GOVERNMENT HAS A BAD RECORD FOR INVADING SOVERGIN STATES. 70 COUNTRIES INVADED (0)ZERO DEMOCRACIES CREATED!!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/us-government-spreading-freedom-and-democracy-since-1945/
THE GOVERNMENT IS LYING ABOUT IRAN TODAY ITS OPERATION AJAX II
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/09/iranian-oil-bourse-the-real-reason-for-war-with-iran/

COINCIDENTLY THE SAME PEOPLE THAT WHERE FOUND GUILTY OF TREASON AND CONSPIRACY AND ATTEMPTING A COUP IN THE USA in 1933 AND AGAIN LATER WITH THE IRAN-CONTRA AFFAIR ,WHERE PARDONED AND ARE STILL HOLDING THE REIGNS OF POWER
The Credit Crunch is a rerun of the 1933 Fascist Coup of USA and Germany
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/33/
The abysmal record of the Federal Reserve
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/the-record-of-the-federal-reserve/
A bunch of traitors and terrorists have been in power for a long time.
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/us-government-terrorists-still-in-power-iran-contra-to-911/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/911-the-case-for-an-inside-job/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/haiti-a-history-of-us-profiteering-and-the-5th-largest-us-embassy/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/12/14/anthrax-swine-flu-and-government-bio-terrorism/
YOU CAN BE SURE YOUR POLITICAL GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE WILL BE THE FIRST TO SHOUT FOR WAR BUT THE LAST TO PICK UP A WEAPON AND FIGHT IN ONE, THATS FOR THE POOR!
EVEN IF YOUR POLITION CLAIMS HE DID NOT WANT TO VOTE FOR WAR, OR “IF ONLY HE HAD KNOW THE FACTS” THEN IT WOULD OF BEEN DIFFERENT ETC. JUST MORE LIES !! FYI MILLIONS OF AVERAGE CITIZENS COULD SEE THE REALITY ,SO IF YOU COULD NOT, YOU ARE NOT FIT TO HOLD OFFICE!!!!! AND THE FACT THE POLITIONS MAKE MILLIONS FROM THIER DEFENCE STOCK PORTFOLIOS IS PURE COINCIDENCE AND NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/us-government-making-a-killing-on-war/
YOU CAN BE SURE THE FIRST BULLET THAT RICOCHOTES NEAR A POLITION THEY WILL SURRENDER AND SIGN ANYTHING PUT IN FRONT OF THEM ,EVEN IF IT MEANS SELLING OUT YOU TO SAVE HIMSELF!!
THE GOVERNMENT ,JUST LIKE THE POLICE FORCE IS A CRIMINAL ORGANISATION AND NEEDS TO BE DISBANDED!
IF IT WAS NOT, THE GOOD PEOPLE ,WOULD TURN ON THE BAD PEOPLE! THIS IS NOT HAPPENING SO THE BAD OUTNUMBER THE “GOOD” AND THESE “GOOD” STAND BY AND SAY AND DO NOTHING!!!! EVIL TRIUMPHS ,NOT BECAUSE EVIL IS STRONGER ,BUT BECAUSE GOOD PEOPLE DO NOTHING!!! ITS TIME TO PULL THE CHAIN AND FLUSH THE SYSTEM!!!

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/05/16/con-dem-coalition-thats-the-trouble-with-political-jokes-they-keep-getting-elected/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/government-it-may-not-be-reliable-but-at-least-its-consistant-consistantly-corrupt/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/government-should-go-on-strike-to-prove-they-are-worth-thier-money/

SAME WITH THE ARMED “INVASION” FORCES. THE ARMY DOES NOT MAKE US SAFE , IN FACT IT DOES THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE!! ITS TIME TO INVEST IN PEACE AND NOT WAR.

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/us-government-spreading-freedom-and-democracy-since-1945/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/military-heroes-or-welfare-zeros/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/05/08/darwin-award-for-soldiers-and-israel-will-natural-selection-end-war-and-israel/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/30/war-on-drugs-officially-lost-another-fake-us-war-another-total-us-defeat/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/dying-for-drugs-drugs-war-finance-and-your-government-representative/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/the-real-uk-legacy-of-the-iraq-and-afghan-wars-death-stalks-our-streets-and-the-world/

EX-SOLDIER JAMES BLUNT TELLS IT LIKE IT IS…… NO BRAVERY
Music by James Blunt

There are children standing here,
Arms outstretched into the sky,
Tears drying on their face.
He has been here.
Brothers lie in shallow graves.
Fathers lost without a trace.
A nation blind to their disgrace,
Since he’s been here.

And I see no bravery,
No bravery in your eyes anymore.
Only sadness.

Houses burnt beyond repair.
The smell of death is in the air.
A woman weeping in despair says,
He has been here.
Tracer lighting up the sky.
It’s another families’ turn to die.
A child afraid to even cry out says,
He has been here.

And I see no bravery,
No bravery in your eyes anymore.
Only sadness.

There are children standing here,
Arms outstretched into the sky,
But no one asks the question why,
He has been here.
Old men kneel and accept their fate.
Wives and daughters cut and raped.
A generation drenched in hate.
Yes, he has been here.

And I see no bravery,
No bravery in your eyes anymore.
Only sadness.

PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO!!!!!
http://nobravery.cf.huffingtonpost.com/
If you still believe the wars where “worth it” after watching this , then you must have NO HEART AND NO SOUL!!!
AND IF YOU HAD BEEN ON THE RECIEVING END OF THIS , YOU WOULD BE OUT FOR BLOOD!!!!!

IN THIS CASE …..OUR BLOOD!!!!!!!…….. THANKS TONY!

HISTORY REPEATING ..its not like we have NOT been here before !
”Now all my lies are proved untrue
And I must face the men I slew.
What tale shall serve me here among
Mine angry and defrauded young?”
(Epitaphs of War, Rudyard Kipling, 1865-1936.)

FIGHTING FOR PEACE IS LIKE F*CKING FOR VIRGINITY

VIOLENCE BREEDS VIOLENCE

EDUCATION BREEDS UNDERSTANDING

PEACE TO EVERYONE


ANOTHER STATE PROTECTED MURDERER GOES FREE

July 23, 2010

No charge for police officer over G20 protest death
(Reuters) – A riot squad officer, filmed shoving a man to the ground during violent G20 protests in London last year, will not face criminal charges over his death, Britain’s chief prosecutor said on Thursday.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE66L03020100722
OH WHAT A SUPRISE!!!!
In the last 10 years over 400 people have died by the hand of the police force, so far ZERO HAVE FACED CHARGES!!!!
The Economist stated in 2009:
“ Bad apples … are seldom brought to justice: no policeman has ever been convicted of murder or manslaughter for a death following police contact, though there have been more than 400 such deaths in the past ten years alone. The IPCC is at best overworked and at worst does not deserve the “I” in its name.
THESE ARE NOT BAD APPLES!! LOOK AT THE VIDEO , THIS WAS DONE IN A GROUP AND IN GROUPS THEY LIED, GAVE FALSE STATEMENTS AND PERVERTED THE COURSE OF JUSTICE , AND NOT FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/raoul-moat-tony-blair-or-the-police-who-is-the-biggest-murderer/
THERE IS ALSO A LOT OF EVIDENCE FOR POLICE PRE-MEDITATED VIOLENCE AND MURDER IN THE CASE OF IAN TOMLINSON
The G20 security operation was codenamed “Operation Glencoe”, The Guardian reported speculation among protesters that the operation had been named after the 1692 Glencoe massacre in the Scottish Highlands; a spokesman for the Met said before the protests that the police were “up for it”!
The Guardian alleges that he may have removed his shoulder number and covered the bottom of his face with his balaclava before hitting Tomlinson. The Daily Mail writes that this image shows the officer’s shoulder ID was missing. According to The Mail on Sunday, TSG officers have been known to swap shoulder IDs, then claim, if accused of wrongdoing, that their unit was elsewhere at the time and that it must be a case of mistaken identity
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/apr/09/g20-ian-tomlinson-police-video
PLEASE LOOK AT THE VIDEO THIS STATE PROTECTED MURDERER HAS COVERED HIS FACE WITH A BALACLAVA AND HAS REMOVED HIS SHOULDER BADGE NUMBER, THIS IS OBVIOUS PRE-MEDITATION!!!!!
Second expert has ‘no doubt’ PC’s actions contributed to G20 death . Pathologist who carried out second postmortem on Ian Tomlinson makes his views public for first time
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jul/22/second-expert-pc-actions-g20-death
PLAIN AND SIMPLE THIS IS STATE MURDER
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/10/03/more-state-murderers-go-free/
WHILE WE ARE AT IT, REMEMBER THOSE NASTY “BLACK BLOC ANARCHISTS!”? THEY SEEM TO BE ABLE TO DESTROY BANKS ETC (ALL HEAVILY INSURED BANKS OF COURSE) IN FRONT OF PRESS CAMERAS WHILE NO POLICE ARE PRESENT?!?! HOW CAN THAT BE?
THE “BLACK BLOC ANARCHISTS” ARE AGENT PROVOCATURE POLICEMEN JUST “UP FOR IT!”
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/g20-agent-provocateurs-the-police-are-the-black-bloc-anarchists/

“All government, of course, is against liberty. The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. Most people want security in this world, not liberty.”
“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out… without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable. It doesn’t take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause.”
“Whether the mask is labeled Fascism, Democracy, or Dictatorship or the Proletariat, our great adversary remains the Apparatus-the bureaucracy, the police, the military…. No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will always be to subordinate ourselves to this Apparatus, and to trample underfoot, in its service, all human values in ourselves and in others.”– The French worker philosopher Simone Weil,1945
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/elected-dictatorship-posing-as-democracy/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/libertarian-vs-authoritarian-todays-real-politic/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/10/02/how-much-does-government-cost-and-is-it-worth-it-no/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/government-should-go-on-strike-to-prove-they-are-worth-thier-money/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/government-it-may-not-be-reliable-but-at-least-its-consistant-consistantly-corrupt/
SCOTTISH SOLUTION
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/a-direct-democracy-independant-scotland/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/11/01/more-good-reasons-for-scottish-independance/
History was begun in mythology by an act of disobedience , it may well end in reality with an act of obedience.
Its is humanities diversity that will save us
It is humanities conformity that will kill us!
HUMANITY UNITED IN DIVERSITY!!!


Scottish Government Demands U.S. Senators give evidence in Lockerbie Bombing Inquiry

July 23, 2010

Well done the Scottish Government for telling the US to go “f*ck itself” , in a very diplomatic tone of course.
Personally I think the US Senators are very relieved they will NOT be facing Scots at thier inquiry, after the last Scot that appeared at a Senate Committee and wiped the floor with them. I am sure they are still smarting from the memory of George Galloway.
British MP Galloway, falsely accused of taking bribes from Saddam Hussein, tears the US Senate a new one in this exhilarating MSNBC clip that grows more apropos every day.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrdFFCnYtbk
US HYPOCRACY!!
Imagine if the Scottish Government demanded US government officials have to give evidence to a Scottish inquiry into the Lockerbie bombing. Imagine the outrage of the American politions,what sort of “ordacity” is this , they would say.
There is a bigger case for dragging US politions to Scotland to answer question on the Lockerbie bombing than there is for Scottish politions to appear in the US for releasing an INNOCENT MAN!!! Well innocent of bombing the Pan Am plane ,back his other activities might not be so innocent , but that another trial!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/america-shut-the-fck-up/
The BS surrounding BP (British Polution) just shows how corrupt our government is and how influencial big business is on big government . If this is a suprise or even NEWS to you ,then I suggest YOU have not been paying attention!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/libertarian-vs-authoritarian-todays-real-politic/
WHAT THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA SHOULD BE LOOKING AT IS……
It is believed there is no single document which would provide an alibi for Megrahi, but a mass of evidence that supports his case. Megrahi has insisted that he can prove he is innocent of the Pan Am bombing, and wants the evidence to be published. The Libyan government is also pressing for the documents to be made public.
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/13/megrahis-lawyers-to-reveal-evidence-of-innocence/
OF COURSE THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IGNORES ALL THIS, THE DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE MADE PUBLIC …OR EVEN MENTIONED!!!
SIMPLE TRUTH
Megrahis was a Scapegoat, a political prisoner.
The CIA/Mossad blew up the plane over Lockerbie and the terrorist nation “du jour” was Libya.
In the 1980’s and 1990s, the CIA and DEA were involved in a drug smuggling operation with Lebanese and Syrian drug traffickers, which used Pan Am aircraft to smuggle opium out of Frankfurt, Germany
Sky Television – Conspiracies: Lockerbie & the CIA
Mainstream documentary that looks at the various scenarios surrounding the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie in December 1988. Was a CIA heroin trafficking operation compromised, allowing a bomb to be placed on board?
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/dying-for-drugs-drugs-war-finance-and-your-government-representative/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/30/war-on-drugs-officially-lost-another-fake-us-war-another-total-us-defeat/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/us-government-terrorists-still-in-power-iran-contra-to-911/
 https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/12/29/usa-harbouring-terrorists-should-the-un-declare-war-on-this-rogue-terrorist-nation/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/28/western-police-states-murder-inc/
BRITISH GOVERNMENT TREASON ……AGAIN!!!!
The British government collabortated with the US government agencies and thier “allies” to frame an innocent Liybian .The CIA planted the evidence the Scottish Police force gave False Statements and witnesses made false accusations. A travisty of justice for the victims of the Lockerbie bombing!!!
WHO DID BOMB THE PAN AM FLIGHT?
Well it looks more and more like the CIA , they brought the evidence with them. It also seems to connect to CIA drug dealing.
Lockerbie evidence ‘planted by CIA’
Crucial evidence against two Libyans for the Lockerbie bombing was planted by the CIA, it was claimed in the Commons yesterday.
A fragment of circuit board alleged to have been part of the bomb’s timing mechanism is the sole item of physical evidence linking the two Libyans to the December 1988 bombing. But Tam Dalyell, Labour MP for Linlithgow, declared: “I have come to suspect that the timing device in question was not that of Pan Am 103 but a different timing device that the CIA had picked up from the Libyans … I have been driven to the conclusion that the device was a CIA plant.”
Mr Dalyell, a long-standing critic of US and British government insistence that Libya was behind the attack, said an analysis of the fragment had shown it had been exposed to a temperature of 4,000deg C. But a Swiss police specialist had cast doubt on this, saying the explosion would have lasted only a fraction of a second in outside air temperatures of about minus 40C.
Accusing the Crown Office, the Scottish prosecuting authority, of failing to follow up the right leads, Mr Dalyell said – to strident denials from Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, the Scottish Office minister – that it had allowed itself for six years “to be suborned by political pressure into failing to carry out its duty”.
He said this was a “wicked” dereliction of duty that brought shame on Britain
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/lockerbie-evidence-planted-by-cia-1586487.html

According to a BBC report (BBC News Lockerbie: Conspiracy theories):
A Pan Am investigation is believed to have concluded that the Lockerbie bomb was targeted specifically to kill a small band of US Defence Intelligence Agency operatives (including Major Charles McKee) who had uncovered a drugs ring run by a CIA unit in Lebanon.
The drugs-ring is said to have been set up by Israeli Mossad agents.
Reportedly, the drugs ring involved ‘CIA-asset’ Monzer al-Kassar, a Syrian with links to the brother of Syria’s President Assad.
Reportedly Monzer al-Kassar was involved with Lt-Colonel Oliver North, of Iran-Contra fame.

According to the site ISGP.:
“The CIA and its allies allowed the Contras to ship huge amounts of cocaine into the United States and sell it to mafia families in New York, Los Angeles, Texas, Miami, and a number of other places.
“The proceeds of these sales allowed the Contras to buy (third-rate) arms and other supplies from the United States…
“The Israelis played a major role in the whole Iran-Contra affair.
“They were used as an intermediary to sell the arms to Iran.
“They also supported the United States in training the Contras, and apparently also in shipping the drugs and assassinating those who tried to expose these schemes…”

In his book, Lockerbie: The Tragedy of Flight 103, Scottish radio reporter David Johnston described how CIA agents helicoptered into Lockerbie shortly after the crash. They were looking for McKee’s suitcase.
“Having found part of their quarry,” Johnston wrote, “the CIA had no intention of following the exacting rules of evidence employed by the Scottish police. They took the suitcase and its contents into the chopper and flew with it to an unknown destination.”
Several days later the empty suitcase was returned to the same spot, where Johnston reported that it was “found” by two British Transport Police officers, “who in their ignorance were quite happy to sign statements about the case’s discovery.”
M. Gene Wheaton, a retired U.S. military-intelligence officer, said: “A couple of my old black ops buddies in the Pentagon believe the Pan Am bombers were gunning for McKee’s … team.”
Victor Marchetti, former executive assistant to the CIA’s deputy director, and co-author of The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence, said of the plot against PanAm 103: “The Mossad knew about it and didn’t give proper warning.”
Pan Am 103 Why Did They Die? – TIME
http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2009/08/lockerbie-links-to-franklin-dutroux.html

Key Lockerbie Witness Admits Perjury
by Prof. Ludwig De Braeckeleer
The Lockerbie Affair has taken yet another extraordinary twist. On Friday August 31st, I received from Edwin Bollier, head of the Zurich-based MeBo AG, a copy of a German original of an Affidavit.
The document is dated July 18th 2007 and signed by Ulrich Lumpert who worked as an electronic engineer at MeBo from 1978 to 1994. I have scrutinized the document carefully and concluded that I have no reason to doubt its authenticity or the truthfulness of its content.
Lumpert was a key witness (N° 550) at the Camp Zeist trial, where a three Judges panel convicted a Libyan citizen of murdering 270 persons who died in the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie.
In his testimony, Lumpert stated that: “of the 3 pieces of hand-made prototypes MST-13 Timer PC-Boards, the third MST-13 PC-Board was broken and [he] had thrown it away.”

In his Affidavit, certified by Officer Walter Wieland, Lumpert admits having committed perjury.
“I confirm today on July 18th 2007, that I stole the third hand-manufactured MST-13 Timer PC-Board consisting of 8 layers of fibre-glass from MEBO Ltd. and gave it without permission on June 22nd 1989 to a person officially investigating in the Lockerbie case,” Lumpert wrote. (The identity of the official is known.)
“It did not escape me that the MST-13 fragment shown [at the Lockerbie trial] on the police photograph No PT/35(b) came from the non-operational MST-13 prototype PC-board that I had stolen,” Lumpert added.
“I am sorry for the consequences of my silence at that time, for the innocent Libyan Mr. Abdelbaset Al Megrahi sentenced to life imprisonment, and for the country of Libya.”
In just seven paragraphs, the Lumpert affidavit elucidates the longstanding mysteries surrounding the infamous MST-13 timer, which allegedly triggered the bomb that exploded Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie on December 21st 1988.

THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT COLLABORATE BUT DO NOT CAPITULATE
Later the SNP Scottish government did collaborate with the “Powers that be” to pull the wool over the eyes of the public again.
SIMPLE TRUTH
THE PRISONER WAS RELEASED ON “HEALTH GROUNDS” TO AVOID A CASE REVIEW
The prisoner was up for a case review anyway, just like any other prisoner. In this case review it would be shown the evidence was planted by the CIA , Scottish police officers gave FALSE STATEMENTS,witnesses made false accusations,THUS the case would be dismissed in a BLAZE OF PUBLICITY and questions would be asked of the police forces and the CIA! SO if we just release him on “health grounds” there will be NO CASE REVIEW, and NO AWKWARD QUESTIONS and we can keep on Muslim baiting in the Mainstream Media.
SO THE ANTI-MUSLIM MEDIA MUPPET SHOW CAN KEEP ON ROLLING AND THE REAL LOCKERBIE BOMBERS CAN KEEP ON DRUG DEALING!!!
ISN’T REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT JUST GREAT!!

“Given the background of The Maguire Seven, the Birmingham Six, the Guildford Four and Judith Ward, the UK does have avery poor record with regard to imprisoning innocent people for terrorist offences related to bombing.” mannygoldstein


DYING FOR DRUGS? Drugs , War , Finance and Your Government Representative

July 22, 2010

 The War ON Drugs has been a complete failure , IF ,you believe the governments story of trying to stop the drug trade!
This 1999 documentary from Dutch TV explains how the “War on Drugs” has led to a loss of civil liberties while at the same time it has become a cash generator for police departments (through asset seizure) and a source of prisoners needed by the growing, privatized “Prison Industrial Complex”. However, it has not had much of an effect at all as far as its supposed purpose of eliminating or, at least significantly reducing, the illegal drug trade.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=864268000924014458#
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/30/war-on-drugs-officially-lost-another-fake-us-war-another-total-us-defeat/
BUT IT ACTUALLY SEEMS THE DRUG TRADE IS USED BY BIG GOVERNMENT AND BIG BUSINESS AS AN OFF THE RECORD SLUSH FUND FOR BLACK-OPS ,FALSE FLAGS ,TAX FREE PROFITS FOR PROPING UP THE CORRUPT BANKING INDUSTRY AND FINANCING ILLEGAL WARS!!!
BANKING ON DRUGS
Drug money saved banks in global crisis, claims UN advisor Drugs and crime chief says $352bn in criminal proceeds was effectively laundered by financial institutions
Antonio Maria Costa, head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, said he has seen evidence that the proceeds of organised crime were “the only liquid investment capital” available to some banks on the brink of collapse last year. He said that a majority of the $352bn (£216bn) of drugs profits was absorbed into the economic system as a result.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/global/2009/dec/13/drug-money-banks-saved-un-cfief-claims
FIGHTING FOR DRUGS
“Afghan drug trafficking brings US $50 billion a year”
The US is not going to stop the production of drugs in Afghanistan as it covers the costs of their military presence there, says Gen. Mahmut Gareev, a former commander during the USSR’s operations in Afghanistan.
http://www.russiatoday.com/Top_News/2009-08-20/afghanistan-us-drug-trafficking.html
WE ARE IN AFGHANISTAN TO PROTECT THE DRUG TRADE THAT THE TALIBAN HAD NEARLY TOTALLY ERADICATED!!!!
Indeed, opium production in Afghanistan — much of it in the regions where Canadian and British troops are supposed to be in charge — shot up dramatically last year.
The 49 per cent increase in the opium harvest, right under the noses of NATO forces, represented a doubling of the crop from 2000, when the fundamentalist Taliban were still in control, and solidified Afghanistan’s position as the chief supplier of illegal opium to the world.
But the latest Afghan numbers are so large that the country now accounts for 92 per cent of the illicit global opium crop.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/ backgroun…fghanistan.html
The Afghanistan province being patrolled by British troops will produce at least one third of the world’s heroin this year, according to drug experts who are forecasting a harvest that is both a record for the country and embarrassing for the western funded war on narcotics.
British officials are bracing themselves for the result of an annual UN poppy survey due later this summer. Early indications show an increase on Helmand’s 1999 record of 45,000 hectares (112,500 acres) and a near-doubling of last year’s crop.
“It’s going to be massive,” said one British drugs official. “My guess is it’s going to be the biggest ever.” UN, American and Afghan officials agreed.
“It could be over 50,000 hectares, or over 50% of the total [Aghan] crop,” said General Muhammad Daud, the deputy interior minister for counter-narcotics.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/ …stan.drugstrade

U.S. Army delivering the Afghanistan OpiumGuarding the Opium Harvest

TODAY THE DRUG TRADE IS USED TO FLOOD RUSSIA WITH HEROIN AND FINANCE BLACK-OPS

Russian Military Oligarch Accuses the CIA and MI-6 of Flooding Russia with Drugs

There have been reports in mass media about the involvement of the U.S. military in Afghanistan in drug trafficking. I asked the well-known political scientist and specialist on organized crime Vladimir Filin to comment on this.
-Vladimir Ilyich, is it true that Americans are involved in drug business?
-Yes, they are in ideal situation for this. They control the Bagram airfield from where the Air Force transport planes fly to a U.S. military base in Germany. In the last two years this base became the largest transit hub for moving Afghan heroin to other US bases and installations in Europe. Much of it goes to Kosovo in the former Yugoslavia. From there the Kosovo Albanian mafia moves heroin back to Germany and other EU countries

http://www.left.ru/inter/2005/narkobarons.phtml

Russia fights opium war as US marks 8 years in Afghanistan

http://rt.com/Politics/2009-10-07/russia-opium-war-us.html

Washington, D.C. attorney for a major Russian oil company connected in law enforcement reports to heroin smuggling and also a beneficiary of US backed loans to pay for Brown and Root contracts in Russia, held a $2.2 million fund raiser to fill the already bulging coffers of presidential candidate George W. Bush. This is not the first time that Brown and Root has been connected to drugs and the fact is that this “poster child” of American industry may also be a key player in Wall Street’s efforts to maintain domination of the half trillion dollar a year global drug trade and its profits. And Dick Cheney, who has also come closer to drugs than most suspect, and who is also Halliburton’s largest individual shareholder ($45.5 million), has a vested interest in seeing to it that Brown and Root’s successes continue. 

Of all American companies dealing directly with the U.S. military and providing cover for CIA operations few firms can match the global presence of this giant construction powerhouse which employs 20,000 people in more than 100 countries.

http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ciadrugs/bush-cheney-drugs.html
THIS IS NOTHING NEW .THE BRITISH WENT TO WAR WITH CHINA FOR THE RIGHT TO SELL OPIUM TO THE CHINESE!!!
The Opium Wars (), also known as the Anglo-Chinese Wars, were the climax of trade disputes and diplomatic difficulties between China under the Qing Dynasty and the British Empire after China sought to restrict British opium traffickers. It consisted of the First Opium War from 1839 to 1842 and the Second Opium War from 1856 to 1860.
Opium was smuggled by merchants from British India into China in defiance of Chinese prohibition laws. Open warfare between Britain and China broke out in 1839. Further disputes over the treatment of British merchants in Chinese ports resulted in the Second Opium War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium_Wars
IT IS OBVIOUSLY JUST A CONINCIDENCE THAT SINCE THE WAR ON DRUGS HAS STARTED THE AMOUNT OF DRUGS COMING OUT OF THE AREAS THE CIA ARE IN, INCREASED DRASTICALLY!!!! …..SO EITHER THEY ARE THE MOST INCOMPITANT ANTI-DRUG FORCE IN HISTORY OR THEY ARE THE DRUG LORDS 

Crack the CIA – A short film about the CIA and how they are involved in drug trafficking

Secrets of the CIA
A documentary featuring former CIA personnel who are speaking out about the agency

THE CIA HAS FREQUENTLY BEEN CAUGHT DRUG DEALING
The United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been involved in several drug trafficking operations.
CHINA
n order to provide covert funds for the Kuomintang (KMT) forces loyal to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, who were fighting the Chinese communists under Mao, the CIA helped the KMT smuggle opium from China and Burma to Bangkok, Thailand, by providing airplanes owned by one of their front businesses, Air America.
AFGHANISTAN
The CIA supported various Afghan drug lords, such as Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who were fighting against the Soviets
IRAN CONTRA
Released on April 13, 1989, the Kerry Committee report concluded that members of the U.S. State Department “who provided support for the Contras were involved in drug trafficking…and elements of the Contras themselves knowingly received financial and material assistance from drug traffickers.”

Gary Webb – In his own words
A tribute to the Pulitzer prize-winning reporter who broke the story of the CIA’s involvement in the importation of cocaine into the US.
Webb died in December 2004 from self-inflicted gunshots to the head

NBC Dateline – CIA drug trafficking – Contra connection
News special that examines the connections between the CIA and the Contras. Features Ricky Ross, Cele Castillo, John Kerry and Gary Webb

VENEZUALA
The CIA – in spite of objections from the Drug Enforcement Administration, allowed at least one ton of nearly pure cocaine to be shipped into Miami International Airport. The CIA claimed to have done this as a way of gathering information about Colombian drug cartels. But the cocaine ended up being sold on the street
In November 1996 a Miami jury indicted former Venezuelan anti-narcotics chief and longtime CIA asset, General Ramon Guillen Davila, who was smuggling many tons of cocaine into the United States from a Venezuelan warehouse owned by the CIA. In his trial defense, Guillen claimed that all of his drug smuggling operations were approved by the CIA
HAITI
According to unnamed sources in the mid 1980s, the CIA created a unit in Haiti, whose purported purpose was anti-drug activity, but was in reality “used as an instrument of political terror”, and was heavily involved in drug trafficking. The members of the unit were known to torture Aristide supporters, and threatened to kill the local head of the DEA. According to one U.S. official, the unit was trafficking drugs and never produced any useful drug intelligence

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/haiti-a-history-of-us-profiteering-and-the-5th-largest-us-embassy/
PANAMA
The CIA, which was then directed by future president George H. W. Bush, provided Noriega with hundreds of thousands of dollars per year as payment for his work in Latin America.[11] However, when CIA pilot Eugene Hasenfus was shot down over Nicaragua by the Sandinistas, documents aboard the plane revealed many of the CIA’s activities in Latin America, and the CIA’s connections with Noriega became a public relations “liability” for the U.S. government, which finally allowed the DEA to indict him for drug trafficking, after decades of allowing his drug operations to proceed unchecked.
MIDDLE EAST
In the 1990s, the CIA and DEA were involved in a drug smuggling operation with Lebanese and Syrian drug traffickers, which used Pan Am aircraft to smuggle opium out of Frankfurt, Germany

Sky Television – Conspiracies: Lockerbie & the CIA
Mainstream documentary that looks at the various scenarios surrounding the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie in December 1988. Was a CIA heroin trafficking operation compromised, allowing a bomb to be placed on board?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA_Drug_Trafficking

DYING FOR DRUGS

SO IT SEEMS “OUR BOYS” ARE IN AFGHANISTAN KILLING ,SLAUGHTERING MUTILATING AND BEING KILLED SLAUGHTERED AND MUTILATED FOR DRUGS, OIL AND ISRAEL AND TO KEEP THE ELITES IN THE LIFESTYLE THEY HAVE BECOME ACCUSTOMMED TOO! ……WE MUST DIE SO THAT THEY CAN LIVE!!!!
 
Money Laundering and the Global Drug Trade Fueled by Capitalist Elites

by Tom Burghardt
 
When investigative journalist Daniel Hopsicker broke the story four years ago that a DC-9 (N900SA) “registered to a company which once used as its address the hangar of Huffman Aviation, the flight school at the Venice, Florida Airport which trained both terrorist pilots who crashed planes into the World Trade Center, was caught in Campeche by the Mexican military … carrying 5.5 tons of cocaine destined for the U.S.,” it elicited a collective yawn from corporate media.
And when authorities searched the plane and found its cargo consisted solely of 128 identical black suitcases marked “private,” packed with cocaine valued at more than $100 million, the silence was deafening.
But now a Bloomberg Markets magazine report, “Wachovia’s Drug Habit,” reveals that drug traffickers bought that plane, and perhaps fifty others, “with laundered funds they transferred through two of the biggest banks in the U.S.,” Wachovia and Bank of America.
The Justice Department charge sheet against the bank tells us that between 2003 and 2008, Wachovia handled $378.4 billion for Mexican currency exchanges, “the largest violation of the Bank Secrecy Act, an anti-money-laundering law, in U.S. history.”
“A sum” Bloomberg averred, equal to one-third of Mexico’s current gross domestic product.”
Since 2006, some 22,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence. Thousands more have been wounded, countless others “disappeared,” torture and illegal imprisonment is rampant.
In a frightening echo of the Reagan administration’s anti-communist jihad in Central America during the 1980s, the Bush and now, Obama administration has poured fuel on the fire with some $1.4 billion in “War on Drugs” funding under Plan Mérida. Much of that “aid” is destined to purchase military equipment for repressive police, specialized paramilitary units and the Mexican Army.
There is also evidence of direct U.S. military involvement. In June, The Narco News Bulletin reported that “a special operations task force under the command of the Pentagon is currently in place south of the border providing advice and training to the Mexican Army in gathering intelligence, infiltrating and, as needed, taking direct action against narco-trafficking organizations.”
One former U.S. government official told investigative journalist Bill Conroy, “‘Black operations have been going on forever. The recent [mainstream] media reports about those operations under the Obama administration make it sound like it’s a big scoop, but it’s nothing new for those who understand how things really work’.”
But, as numerous investigations by American and Mexican journalists have revealed, there is strong evidence of collusion between the Mexican Army and the Juarez and Sinaloa drug cartels. A former Juarez police commander told NPR in May that “the intention of the army is to try and get rid of the Juarez cartel, so that [Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman] Chapo’s [Sinaloa] cartel is the strongest.”
The cosy relations among the world’s biggest banks, drug trafficking organizations and the U.S. military-intelligence apparatus is not however, a new phenomenon. What is different today is the scale and sheer scope of the corruption involved. As Michel Chossudovsky points out, “This trade can only prosper if the main actors involved in narcotics have “political friends in high places.” As legal and illegal undertakings are increasingly intertwined, the dividing line between “businesspeople” and criminals is blurred. In turn, the relationship among criminals, politicians and members of the intelligence establishment has tainted the structures of the state and the role of its institutions, including the military.” (The Global Economic Crisis: The Great Depression of the XXI Century, Montreal:Global Research, 2010, pp. 195-196)

While the Bloomberg story should cast new light on highly-profitable links amongst major financial institutions and narcotrafficking organizations in what may be protected drug rackets green-lighted by corrupt officials, media silence, particularly by outlets such as The Wall Street Journal and theFinancial Times, threaten to propel what should be an international scandal into a one-off news item scheduled for a trip down the memory hole.

Cocaine One
If, as New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman claims “the hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist,” then perhaps too, drug cartels work their “market magic” with their own “hidden fist” or, as the Russians like to say akrysha, a web of protectors–and facilitators–drawn from business, finance, organized crime and the secret world of intelligence.
Dubbed “Cocaine One” by Hopsicker, the DC-9 was curious for a number of reasons, not least of which was the fact that “one of the chief shareholders” of a dodgy outfit called SkyWay Aircraft “is a private investment bank in Dallas which also raised funds for a Mexican industrialist with reported ties to a Cali and Juarez Cartel narcotics trafficker.”
More curious still, the airline kitted-out its fleet with distinctive colors and a seal “designed to impersonate planes from the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.” And when he learned that “SkyWay’s genesis can be traced to In-Q-Tel Inc., a secretive, Arlington, Va., investment group owned, operated, and financed out of the black box budget of the Central Intelligence Agency,” well you can bet corporate media ran themselves ragged investigating that!
To top it off, when another drug plane crash landed in the Yucatan Peninsula eighteen months later and broke apart, a Gulfstream II business jet (N987SA) that spilled “4 tons of cocaine across a muddy field,” Hopsicker reported that it had originated from the same network and used the same source for its financing, the “Casa de Cambio Puebla SA, a country-wide network of currency exchanges.”
And to make matters even more intriguing from a parapolitical perspective, after searching through FAA records Hopsicker discovered that the Gulfstream II business jet “was owned by a secretive Midwestern media baron and Republican fund-raiser, who had a business partner who, incredibly, owned the other American drug plane, the DC-9, recently busted in Mexico.”
In fact, as Bloomberg investigative journalist Michael Smith learned years later, these were the same planes and same currency exchange which Hopsicker reported back in 2007 traffickers had used to purchase drug jets with funds laundered through Wachovia.

One customer that Wachovia took on in 2004 was Casa de Cambio Puebla SA,” Smith wrote. The Puebla, Mexico currency exchange was the brainchild of Pedro Alatorre, a “businessman” who “had created front companies for cartels.”
Alatorre, and 70 others connected to his network, were seized in 2007 by Mexican law enforcement officials. Authorities discovered that the accused drug money launderer and airline broker for the cartels controlled 23 accounts at the Wachovia Bank branch in Miami and that it held some $11 million, subsequently frozen by U.S. investigators.
In 2008, a Miami federal grand jury indicted Alatorre, now awaiting trial in Mexico along with three other executives, charging them with drug trafficking and money laundering, accusing the company of using “shell firms to launder $720 million through U.S. banks.” The Justice Department is currently seeking Alatorre’s extradition from Mexico.
According to Bloomberg, “Puebla executives used the stolen identities of 74 people to launder money through Wachovia accounts.” Jose Luis Marmolejo, the former head of the Mexican attorney general’s financial crimes unit told Smith, “Wachovia handled all the transfers, and they never reported any as suspicious.”
Some $300,000 was transferred by Wachovia to a Bank of America branch in Oklahoma City. With cash in hand Bloomberg reports, traffickers “used the funds to buy the DC-9 through Oklahoma City aircraft broker U.S. Aircraft Titles Inc.” When queried by Smith about the sale, “U.S. Aircraft Titles President Sue White declined to comment.”
Jeffrey Sloman, the federal prosecutor who handled the Wachovia case said in a press release that “Wachovia’s blatant disregard for our banking laws gave international cocaine cartels a virtual carte blanche to finance their operations.”
Yet, as Hopsicker wrote nearly three years ago, “the politically-explosive implications of the scandal may explain why American officials have been reluctant to move against, or even name, the true owners of the planes and basically ‘turned a blind eye’ to the American involvement exposed by the drug trafficking seizures.”
As of this writing, no Americans have been criminally charged in the cash-for drug planes banking conspiracy.

“Troubled Assets” or Something More Sinister?
When Wells Fargo bought Wachovia, once America’s fourth largest bank in 2008 at the fire-sale price of $12.8 billion, the bank and its former CEO, Kennedy “Ken” Thompson, who “retired at the request of the board” before the full-extent of the financial meltdown hit home, were in deep trouble.
Before the Wells takeover, Wachovia had been on a veritable shopping spree. After the firm’s 2001 merger with First Union Bank, Wachovia merged with the Prudential Securities division of Prudential Financial, Inc., with Wachovia controlling the lion’s share of the firm’s $532.1 billion in assets. This was followed by the bank’s purchase of Metropolitan West Securities, adding a $50 billion portfolio of securities and loans to the bank’s Lending division. In 2004, Wachovia followed-up with the $14.3 billion acquisition of SouthTrust Corporation.
Apparently flush with cash and new market clout, Wachovia set it sights on acquiring California-based Golden West Financial. Golden West operated branches under the name World Savings Bank and was the nation’s second largest savings and loan. At the time of the buy-out, Golden West had over $125 billion in assets. For Wachovia however, it was a deal too far.
With an enormous housing bubble fully inflated, and a new speculative merger-mania in full swing, one can only surmise that the need for liquidity at any price, had driven banking giants such as Wachovia to play dumb when shadier, yet highly-profitable transactions, such as the “arrangement” with Casa de Cambio Puebla SA, were involved.
Bleeding cash faster than you can say “mortgage backed securities,” Wachovia was on the hook for their 2006 $26 billion buy-out of Golden West Financial at the peak of the housing bubble, a move that BusinessWeek reported generated “resistance from his own management team” but ignored by Thompson.
Why? “Because no one outside of Thompson and Golden West CEO Herb Sandler seemed to like the deal from the moment it was announced,” a company insider told BusinessWeek.
While the buy-out may have given Thompson “the beachhead in California he had long desired … the ink was barely dry on the Golden West deal in late 2006 when the housing bubble in markets including California and Florida began to deflate.”
Hammered by the housing bust, Wachovia’s share price, which had risen to $70.51 per share when the Golden West deal was announced had slid to $5.71 per share by October 2008. In other words, Wachovia, along with the world’s economy, began circling the proverbial drain.

However you slice it, although it was clear that the Golden West deal had gone south quicker than you can say “credit default swaps,” this didn’t seem to stop Wachovia from paying “smartest guy in the room” Thompson $15.6 million in total compensation in 2007, a year after the fatal Golden West transaction. Nor did these losses stop the bank from showering Thompson with a severance package worth nearly $8 million.
But was something else going on here?
Wells Fargo bank admitted in a signed Deferred Prosecution Agreement with the federal government that they would not contest charges brought by the Justice Department in its indictment of the bank.
The banking giant was forced to admit charges by prosecutors that “On numerous occasions, monies were deposited into a CDC [Casa de Cambio] by a drug trafficking organization. Using false identities, the CDC then wired that money through its Wachovia correspondent bank accounts for the purchase of airplanes for drug trafficking organizations. On various dates between 2004 and 2007, at least four of those airplanes were seized by foreign law enforcement agencies cooperating with the United States and were found to contain large quantities of cocaine.”
Bloomberg reported that Wells Fargo, in the wake of the settlement “declined to answer specific questions, including how much it made by handling $378.4 billion–including $4 billion of cash–from Mexican exchange companies.”
There was however, more than “troubled assets” and charges of money laundering to the story. In fact, the purchase of these drug planes have been tied to some of the Bush administration’s most secretive “War On Terror” programs.

Drug Flights, CIA Renditions. Just Another Day at the Office!
Replicating a pattern used by the Central Intelligence Agency during the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s, the secret state used a network of cut-outs and legitimate businesses to transport prisoners to Agency black sites for “special handling.”
During Iran-Contra it was “guns in, drugs out.” Today one might say its “drugs in, tortured prisoners out.” The results however, were the same; egregious crimes and lawbreaking on a staggering scale.
Subsequent investigations by Narco News revealed that “this particular Gulfstream II (tail number N987SA), was used between 2003 and 2005 by the CIA for at least three trips between the U.S. east coast and Guantanamo Bay, home to the infamous ‘terrorist’ prison camp,” Bill Conroy reported.
“In addition,” Conroy wrote, “the two SkyWay companies are associated with individuals who have done highly sensitive work for the Department of Defense or U.S. intelligence agencies, public records show and Narco News sources confirm.”
According to AFP, the Mexican daily El Universal said “it had obtained documents from the United States and the European Parliament which ‘show that that plane flew several times to Guantanamo, Cuba, presumably to transfer terrorism suspects,'” the French newswire reported.
The plane was carrying “Colombian drugs” bound for the U.S. for the “fugitive leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, Joaquin ‘Chapo’ Guzman,” when it crashed in the Yucatan.
According to El Universal, the Federal Aviation Administration’s “logbook registered that the plane had traveled between US territory and the US military base in Guantanamo,” and that its last registered owner was “Clyde O’Connor in Pompano Beach, Florida.”
The Independent confirmed separately in January of this year that “Evidence points to aircraft–familiarly known as ‘torture taxis’–used by the CIA to move captives seized in its kidnapping or ‘extraordinary rendition’ operations through Gatwick and other airports in the EU being simultaneously used for drug distribution in the Western hemisphere.”
Hugh O’Shaughnessy, confirming earlier reporting by Bill Conroy and Daniel Hopsicker said that “a Gulfstream II jet aircraft N9875A identified by the British Government and the European Parliament as being involved in this traffic crashed in Mexico in September 2008 while en route from Colombia to the US with a load of more than three tons of cocaine.”
While O’Shaughnessy got the tail-number and date wrong, he’s correct when he states that U.S. intelligence assets “continue the drug dealing they indulged in during the Iran-Contra affair of the Reagan years.”
Narco News, citing DEA sources, learned that the crashed Gulfstream loaded with four tons of cocaine “was part of an operation being carried out by a Department of Homeland Security agency.”
However in a later report, Mark Conrad, a former supervisory special agent with ICE’s predecessor agency, U.S. Customs, told Narco News that the crashed Gulfstream used to transport drugs and prisoners was controlled by the CIA and “that the CIA, not ICE … [was] actually the U.S. agency controlling the … operation. If this were the case, then “any individuals or companies involved in a CIA-backed operation, even ones that are complicit in drug trafficking, would be off limits to U.S. law enforcers due to the cloak of national security the CIA can invoke.”
In other words, a jet purchased by drug traffickers with funds laundered through an American bank and used in the CIA’s “extraordinary rendition” program may have been part of a protected drug operation by U.S. intelligence agencies. An operation furthermore, whose purpose is still unknown.
This report tracks closely with evidence uncovered by Peter Dale Scott. In a recent piece in Japan Focus Scott wrote that “it is not surprising that the U.S. Government, following the lead of the CIA, has over the years become a protector of drug traffickers against criminal prosecution in this country.”
“A recent spectacular example” Scott tells us, drawing on research from his forthcoming book, is the curious case of CIA Venezuelan asset, General Ramon Guillén Davila.
General Ramon Guillén Davila, chief of a CIA-created anti-drug unit in Venezuela, was indicted in Miami for smuggling a ton of cocaine into the United States. According to the New York Times, “The CIA, over the objections of the Drug Enforcement Administration, approved the shipment of at least one ton of pure cocaine to Miami International Airport as a way of gathering information about the Colombian drug cartels.” Time magazine reported that a single shipment amounted to 998 pounds, following earlier ones “totaling nearly 2,000 pounds.” Mike Wallace confirmed that “the CIA-national guard undercover operation quickly accumulated this cocaine, over a ton and a half that was smuggled from Colombia into Venezuela.” According to the Wall Street Journal, the total amount of drugs smuggled by Gen. Guillén may have been more than 22 tons. (Fueling America’s War Machine: Deep Politics and the CIA’s Global Drug Connection (in press, due Fall 2010 from Rowman & Littlefield).
Scott adds that “the United States never asked for Guillén’s extradition from Venezuela to stand trial; and in 2007, when he was arrested in Venezuela for plotting to assassinate President Hugo Chavez, his indictment was still sealed in Miami. Meanwhile, CIA officer Mark McFarlin, whom DEA Chief Bonner had also wished to indict, was never indicted at all; he merely resigned.”
But the stench of Iran-Contra, like that of the CIA’s torture program, as with earlier secret state machinations with drug cartels never went away; in fact, like a cancer, one managed drug operation seamlessly metastasized into another.

Greasing the Wheels
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODOC) state in their 2010 Annual Report that “money-laundering is the method by which criminals disguise the illegal origins of their wealth and protect their asset bases in order to avoid suspicion of law enforcement and to prevent leaving a trail of incriminating evidence,” and that financial institutions, particularly U.S. and European banks are key to efforts to choke-off illicit profits from the grisly trade.
The trouble is these institutions, along with U.S. intelligence agencies, are the problem
.
UNODOC estimate that profits derived from narcotics rackets amount to some $600 billion annually and that up to $1.5 trillion dollars in drug money is laundered through seemingly legitimate enterprises.
Part of the fallout from capitalism’s economic meltdown has been that “drugs money worth billions of dollars kept the financial system afloat at the height of the global crisis,” The Observer disclosed late last year.
Antonio Maria Costa, UNODOC’s director, told the British newspaper he saw evidence that proceeds from the illicit trade were “the only liquid investment capital” available to some banks on the brink of collapse last year and that “a majority of the $352bn (£216bn) of drugs profits was absorbed into the economic system as a result.”
The UN drugs chief said that in “many instances, the money from drugs was the only liquid investment capital.” And with markets tanking and major bank failures nearly a daily occurrence, “liquidity was the banking system’s main problem and hence liquid capital became an important factor.”
According to Costa, “Inter-bank loans were funded by money that originated from the drugs trade and other illegal activities… There were signs that some banks were rescued that way.”

Web of Corruption
Although the UN’s top anti-narcotics official declined to identify either the countries or banks that have benefited from the murderous trade, a web of corruption envelops the entire financial sector of the capitalist economy as the quest for “liquid assets” trumps everything.
Martin Woods, once director of Wachovia’s anti-money-laundering unit in London told Bloomberg, “It’s the banks laundering money for the cartels that finances the tragedy.” Woods told the magazine he “quit the bank in disgust” after executives “ignored his documentation that drug dealers were funneling money through Wachovia’s branch network.”
Despite warnings from the Treasury Department since 1996 that Mexican currency exchanges were laundering drug money through U.S. banks, “Wachovia ignored warnings by regulators and police, according to the deferred-prosecution agreement,”Bloomberg reported.
“As early as 2004, Wachovia understood the risk,” the bank admitted in court. “Despite these warnings, Wachovia remained in the business.”
At the bank’s anti-money laundering unit in London, Woods and his counterpart Jim DeFazio in Charlotte, NC told Smith “they suspected that drug dealers were using the bank to move funds.”
Former Scotland Yard investigator Woods, said he “spotted illegible signatures and other suspicious markings on traveler’s checks from Mexican exchange companies,” and that he sent copies of his report to the U.K.’s Financial Services Authority, the DEA and U.S. Treasury Department.
But rather than being rewarded for his diligence, Woods told Smith “his bosses instructed him to keep quiet and tried to have him fired.”
In one meeting, “a bank official insisted Woods shouldn’t have filed suspicious activity reports to the government, as both U.S. and U.K. laws require.”
According to a whistleblower suit filed with an employment tribunal in London, Barrons reported last year before the Wachovia scandal broke, that Woods claimed “his bosses bullied and demoted him, then withdrew his reports of other suspicious activities in Eastern Europe.”
It gets worse. Woods’ complaint alleges “that Wachovia staff may have even tipped off Mexican-exchange clients about his laundering suspicions,” and the veteran investigator told Wachovia officials “he feared for his safety.”
In response, bank spokesperson Mary Eshet said at the time, “Wachovia believes that it has acted appropriately in its business dealings, and Mr. Woods’ claims to the contrary are without merit.”
Meanwhile, on the American side of the pond, 21-year FBI veteran DeFazio said “he told bank executives in 2005 that the DEA was probing the transfers through Wachovia to buy the planes.” The bank ignored his warnings and continued along on their merry way until their indictment.
The law enforcement veteran told Bloomberg, “I think they looked at the money and said, ‘The hell with it. We’re going to bring it in, and look at all the money we’ll make’.”
The former Scotland yard investigator added, “If you don’t see the correlation between the money laundering by banks and the 22,000 people killed in Mexico, you’re missing the point.”
But Wachovia wasn’t the only large financial institution “missing the point.” Bloomberg also revealed that Bank of America and the London-based “HSBC Holdings Plc, Europe’s biggest bank by assets,” American Express Bank, Banco Santander SA, Citigroup Inc., as well as “the world’s largest money transfer firm,” Western Union were also up to their eyeballs in dubious transactions.
In 1994 for example, American Express paid $14 million to settle with the federal government after “two employees were convicted in a criminal case involving drug trafficker Juan Garcia Abrego.”
Yet between 1999-2004, Bloomberg reported “the bank failed to stop clients from laundering $55 million of narcotics funds, the bank admitted in a deferred-prosecution agreement in August 2007 … and paid $65 million to the U.S. and promised not to break the law again.” Charges were dismissed a year later under terms of the agreement.
And back in 2004, The Independent disclosed that “HSBC, the UK’s largest bank, have been slammed for lax money-laundering procedures in a report by a US Senate subcommittee.”
Journalists Hugh O’Shaughnessy and Paul Lashmar revealed that “the UK-based multinational stands accused of laxity in the fight against money laundering, drug trafficking, corruption and terrorism, notably in the oil-rich African state of Equatorial Guinea.”
“In one of the few cases” when the scandal-plagued and now-shuttered Riggs Bank “seems to have properly followed US anti-money-laundering legislation,” Riggs formally asked HSBC and a Spanish bank, Banco Santander, “to divulge the identities of the owners of two companies that kept accounts with them and that were receiving suspicious wire transfers totalling in excess of $35m (£20m). The banks refused to say who the owners were.”
Bloomberg disclosed that “federal agents caught people who work for Mexican cartels depositing illicit funds in Bank of America accounts in Atlanta, Chicago and Brownsville, Texas, from 2002 to 2009.” Authorities contend that “Mexican drug dealers used shell companies to open accounts at London-based HSBC.”
Nevertheless, neither bank were accused of wrongdoing by the federal government and both firms denied any involvement in money laundering schemes.
Bank of America spokeswoman Shirley Norton told Smith that they “strictly follow the government rules.” Norton said, “Bank of America takes its anti-money-laundering responsibilities very seriously,” a fact not readily apparent from Bloomberg Markets investigation.
Both Norton and HSBC spokesman Roy Caple told Smith that “[privacy] laws bar them from discussing specific clients.”
And so it goes.

Fallout? What Fallout!
In the wake of Wachovia’s admission to federal prosecutors, Wells Fargo will pay “$160 million in fines and penalties, less than 2 percent of its $12.3 billion profit in 2009.”
“If Wells Fargo keeps its pledge,” Bloomberg reports, then “according to the agreement [the federal government will] drop all charges against the bank in March 2011.”
Why might that be? Large banks are immune from vigorous prosecution for violating the Bank Secrecy Act “by a variant of the too-big-to-fail theory.”
Veteran Senate investigator Jack Blum, who led probes into the Iran-Contra drug connection and the CIA’s favorite shadow bank during the 1980s, the Bank of Credit and Commerce (BCCI) told Bloomberg, “the theory is like a get-out-of-jail-free card for big banks.”
“There’s no capacity to regulate or punish them because they’re too big to be threatened with failure,” Blum says. “They seem to be willing to do anything that improves their bottom line, until they’re caught.”
Meanwhile as the bodies pile up, there’s no jail time for executives and the assets of firms that could charitably be described as part of a “continuing criminal enterprise” haven’t been seized; only a slap on the wrist and a promise to “do better next time.”

Tom Burghardt is a frequent contributor to Global Research.  Global Research Articles by Tom Burghardt
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=20210

SO IT SEEMS OUR GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES ARE HAPPY TO SELL DRUGS (AS WELL AS CHILDREN) AND TO SEND OFF 1000’s OF RAUOL MOATS TO OTHER PEOPLES COUNTRIES TO KILL AND SLAUGHTER FOR PROFIT!
THIS IS NOT “A WAR ON DRUGS”……..THIS IS WAR…”ON DRUGS”

FAKE HEALTH
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/health-in-the-21st-cenutry-is-killing-us/
FAKE HEROES
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/military-heroes-or-welfare-zeros/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/05/08/darwin-award-for-soldiers-and-israel-will-natural-selection-end-war-and-israel/
GOVERNMENT PAEDOPHILES
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/07/uk-government-blackmailed-into-war-blair-covers-mps-paedophile-ring-and-the-dunblane-massacre/
GOVERNMENT PROFITTEERING ON DEATH
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/us-government-making-a-killing-on-war/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/tony-blair-i-told-you-so-and-so-did-millions-of-others/
GOVERNMENT LIES
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/are-us-wars-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-well-intended-mistakes-what-we-now-know-from-the-evidence/
GOVERNMENT TRAITORS AND TERRORISTS
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/us-government-terrorists-still-in-power-iran-contra-to-911/
MORE GOVERNMENT TRAITORS AND TERRORISTS
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/22/the-fedbank-bailouts-and-fascist-coups-the-great-depressionnaziscommies-and-the-bush-family/
EVEN MORE GOVERNMENT TRAITORS AND TERRORISTS
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/governments-traitors-terrorists-and-drug-dealers/
END GAME?
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/13/the-last-act-of-any-government-is-to-loot-the-nation-do-you-have-the-feeling-youre-being-robbed/

FYI US MILITARY

As an example of how THICK your average US military person is. I have on more than one occasion heard US military personel going on about the evils of socialism.
THE US SOLDIER IS THE ULTIMATE SOCIALIST!!!

G.I. = GOVERNMENT ISSUE

G.I. is a term describing members of the U.S. armed forces or items of their equipment. It may be used as an adjective or as a noun. The term is now used as an initialism of “Government Issue” (or often incorrectly “General Infantry”).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.I._(military)

These government issued GI’s get the checks paid by the government , they are housed by the government , they are fed by the government , thier medical bills are paid by the government , in fact ALL thier bills are paid by the government they are “thought programmed” (trained) by the government. They march in step ,they obey without question. Stalin would be proud of them!!!……….. Ever thought of getting a “productive ” job and a non-state paid check, like in a free-market?
AND THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT COMPLAIN LOUDEST ABOUT PINKO-COMMIE SOCIALISM!?!?!?!!!
US MILITARY DEFINATELY A FRONT RUNNER FOR THE 2010 DARWIN AWARDS!
FIGHTING FOR PEACE IS LIKE F*CKING FOR VIRGINITY
VIOLENCE BREEDS VIOLENCE
EDUCATION BREEDS UNDERSTANDING
REMEMBER
ONLY USERS LOOSE DRUGS!!!
IT IS MANKINDS DIVERSITY THAT WILL SAVE US , IT IS MANKINDS CONFORMITY THAT WILL KILL US!!!
PEACE TO EVERYONE

A WORD FROM OUR GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE…..

“ALL WE ARE SAYING , ..IS GIVE WAR A CHANCE”


AMERICA SHUT THE F*CK UP!!

July 20, 2010

If I hear another DUMB F*CKING YANK complain about the LOCKERBIE BOMBER being released ,I’ll beat the living shite out of the dumb thick as pig shit indoctrinated terrorist supporting YANKER!
   FYI The LOCKERBIE BOMBER IS STILL FREE ,HE NEVER WAS ARRESTED!!AND HOW EXACTLY DID LOCKERBIE EFFECT YOU, YA DUMB YANK? MY GIRLFRIENDS FAMILY CAME FROM LOCKERBIE!!

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/13/megrahis-lawyers-to-reveal-evidence-of-innocence/
America is covering up for the Lockerbie Bombers ! Just like they are covering for the Philipines terrorists and the Indian terrorists and Cuban terrorists and an endless list of IRA sponcers and terrorists. ALL FAKE ,ALL AMERICAN!
SO AMERICA SHUT THE FUCK UP AND HAND OVER THE LOCKERBIE BOMBER, AND THE PHILPINES BOMBER AND THE INDIAN BOMBER AND THE “PLASTIC PADDIES” (aka American “Irish”) THAT FINANCED THE IRA BOMBINGS AND THEN WE CAN TALK!!!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/philippines-another-us-fake-war-in-the-making/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/12/29/usa-harbouring-terrorists-should-the-un-declare-war-on-this-rogue-terrorist-nation/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/02/evidence-mounts-for-us-complicity-in-christmas-false-flag-terrorism/
AND MAYBE YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING NEARER HOME FOR YOUR OWN TERRORISTS ,911?
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/911-the-case-for-an-inside-job/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/are-us-wars-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-well-intended-mistakes-what-we-now-know-from-the-evidence/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/us-government-terrorists-still-in-power-iran-contra-to-911/
SO WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN?…SPREADING FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY?
YOU F*CKIN IGNORANT MUPPET NATION!!! 70 NATIONS INVADED ZERO DEMOCRACIES CREATED!!!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/us-government-spreading-freedom-and-democracy-since-1945/
LAND OF THE FREE?? HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
 the United States currently has the largest inmate population in the world, with more than 2½ million or more than one in a hundred adults in prison and jails.Pulitzer Prize winning author Joseph T. Hallinan wrote in his book Going Up the River: Travels in a Prison Nation, “so common is the prison experience that the federal government predicts one in eleven men will be incarcerated in his lifetime, one in four if he is black.”
Prison population per 100,000 inhabitants 
United States of America 756
Russian Federation 611
New Zealand 186
Australia 157
United Kingdom 148
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prison#Population_statistics
More like Land Of The INCARCERATED
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/30/war-on-drugs-officially-lost-another-fake-us-war-another-total-us-defeat/
OR MAYBE YOU GET THE CHOICE OF JAIL OR ARMY?
MORE WAR FOR OIL AND ISRAEL PERHAPS?
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/09/iranian-oil-bourse-the-real-reason-for-war-with-iran/
AND NO GOVERNMENT CONFLICT OF INTEREST?
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/us-government-making-a-killing-on-war/
HAIL TO THE CHUMP!!!
SO AMERICA JUST SHUT THE F*CK UP AND SOLVE YOUR OWN PROBLEMS BEFORE YOU START SORTING OTHER PEOPLES…..AND MAYBE ITS TIME TO TAKE YOUR FOOT OUT OF YOUR MOUTH, BEFORE YOU FIND SOME ONE ELSES FOOT RAMMED IN IT!!!!

AMERICA F*CK YOU!!


Tony Blair I Told You So…and so did millions of others

July 20, 2010

Tony Blair LIED to the UK parliment AND the UK population.In doing so he caused the deaths andsuffering of COUNTLESS millions(mainly because Tony Blair cared SO MUCH about the people he was liberating from Islam , socialism and goatherding,that he could NOT be bothered counting the dead) increased the threat of terrorism world wide and especially against British nationals.He destroyed a functioning soverign state in an Act iof Agression, a war crime,and he did so to further the goals of FOREGIGN NATIONALS , the USA and ISRAEL
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/911-the-case-for-an-inside-job/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/06/01/malice-through-the-looking-glass-the-abomination-of-israel/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/only-mad-dogs-and-the-israel-lobby-go-out-in-the-middle-east-sun/
AND to protect his peadophile friends
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/07/uk-government-blackmailed-into-war-blair-covers-mps-paedophile-ring-and-the-dunblane-massacre/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/pastors-of-muppets-and-masters-of-puppets-and-other-paedophiles/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/child-sex-lies-and-videotape-a-story-of-government-and-cover-ups-or-how-to-shoot-politions-and-get-away-with-it/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/09/a-list-of-child-sex-offenders-inside-the-british-government/
THIS IS AN ACT OF TREASON!!! I BELIEVE YOU CAN STILL BE HUNG FOR TREASON IN THE UK!!!
It was claimed that the Iraqi dictator had weapons of mass destruction which could strike Britain in 45 minutes
BLAIR KNEW THERE WHERE NO WMD’S IN IRAQ

Blair was told US ‘fixed’ case for war
The head of Britain’s foreign intelligence agency told the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, that the case for war in Iraq was being “fixed” by Washington to suit US policy, a BBC documentary will claim today
“The facts and intelligence” were being “fixed round the policy” by US President George Bush’s administration, Dearlove said.
The documentary argues that Blair had signed up to follow Bush’s plans for regime change in Iraq as early as April 2002, the Sunday Times said.
Robin Cook, Britain’s former foreign secretary who resigned as leader of the House of Commons over Iraq, claimed that the threat of weapons of mass destruction was not the prime minister’s true reason for going to war.
“What was propelling the prime minister was a determination that he would be the closest ally to George Bush and they would prove to the United States administration that Britain was their closest ally,” Cook tells the program.
His problem is that George Bush’s motivation was regime change. It was not disarmament. Tony Blair knew perfectly well what he was doing.
“His problem was that he could not be honest about that with either the British people or Labour MPs, hence the stress on disarmament.”
The documentary, on BBC’s Panorama, comes one day after tens of thousands of protesters marched through the centre of London demanding that Blair pull British troops out of Iraq and warning against any more “Bush wars”.
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2005/03/20/1111253870275.html?oneclick=true
SO HE LIED!!!

BLAIRS WARS HAVE ALSO DONE EXACTLY WHAT I SAID IT WOULD(and MILLIONS of other predicted this as well)
DRASTICALLY INCREASED TERRORISM!!!
Baroness Manningham-Buller said the terrorist threats resulting from the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan left MI5 “swamped”
Iraq inquiry: Ex-MI5 boss says war raised terror threat
Baroness Manningham-Buller said the terrorist threats resulting from the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan left MI5 “swamped”
The invasion of Iraq “substantially” increased the terrorist threat to the UK, the former head of MI5 has said.

Giving evidence to the Iraq inquiry, Baroness Manningham-Buller said the action “radicalised” a generation of young people, including UK citizens.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-10693001

IF BLAIR COULD NOT SEE THE RESULTS OF SUCH ACTIONS (Cause and effect) THEN THE INCOMPITANT IDIOT SHOULD NOT BE RUNNING A SOCIAL CLUB ,NEVERMIND A NATION, AND SHOULD BE TRIED FOR GROSS INCOMPITANCE!!!
OR
T.B. DID SEE IT COMING AND JUST LIED ANYWAY ,THE EVIDENCE DOES SUGGEST THIS, MAYBE BECAUSE HE WAS BLACKMAILED? EITHER WAY, THIS IS AN ACT OF TREASON!!
THE GUY SHOULD NOT BE AT LIBERTY TODAY!!! HE SHOULD BE ARRESTED AND THROWN TO HIS VICTIMS!! IN FACT WE CAN THROW IN HIS WIFE AND KIDS AS WELL , MAYBE IF ARABS WHERE BEATING AND RAPING HIS WIFE AND KIDS HE MIGHT CONFESS TO 911 AND STOP WAGING A GLOBAL TERROR WAR!! AS TONY SEEMS TO THINK THIS IS TOTALLY ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR!
BUT THE NET IS CLOSING AROUND TONY BLAIR
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/tony-blair-very-close-to-being-indicted-for-war-crime-in-malaysia/
RUN TONY RUN TONY RUN RUN RUN!!!

A REMINDER OF THE LIES
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/are-us-wars-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-well-intended-mistakes-what-we-now-know-from-the-evidence/
A REMINDER OF THE REAL CARNAGE CAUSED. RAUOL MOAT IS NOTHING COMPARED TO TONY BLAIR
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/raoul-moat-tony-blair-or-the-police-who-is-the-biggest-murderer/
A REMINDER THERE IS A WARRANT OUT FOR TONY BLAIRS ARREST FOR WAR CRIMES
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/where-have-all-the-burger-eating-war-monkeys-gone-cry-havoc-and-unleash-the-dogs-of-war-crimes/

I HAVE SCRAPPED BETTER THINGS OFF MY SHOES THAN TONY BLAIR……BUT DAVID CAMERON JUST SEEMS LIKE THE OLD TORY VERSION OF THE NEW LABOUR TONY BLAIR! SO,IT COULD ACTUALLY GET WORSE!!!
SO EXPECT MORE SPINELESS AMERICAN AND ISRAELLI C*CKSUCKING FROM CAMERON AND HIS “FAG” HAGUE…APPARENTLY THEY HAVE A “SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP” ………AND SPECIAL NEEDS

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/05/16/con-dem-coalition-thats-the-trouble-with-political-jokes-they-keep-getting-elected/


REAGANOMICS ,THATCHERISM AND THE BLUEPRINT OF FINANCIAL DESTRUCTION AND DEBT SLAVERY!!!

July 20, 2010

The solution the last time the bankers did this.....Jump you fuckers

Reaganomics and Thatcherism where NOT new and revolutionary politics sent to deliver us from “old school” economics.This was an OLD CON repackaged and sold via a Satchi and Satchi advertising campaign. Its results where enevitable ,economic ruin in 20 years!
THE PLAN , SAME AS THE LAST TIME!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/22/the-fedbank-bailouts-and-fascist-coups-the-great-depressionnaziscommies-and-the-bush-family/
How does one decrease the cost of labor in America or the UK?
Well first, you have to bust the unions. Check.
Then you have to create a pressing need for people to work – perhaps give them easy access to credit and then get them to go so deeply into debt that they will have to work until they die to pay them off. Check.
It also helps if you push up the cost of living by manipulating commodity prices. Check.
Then, take away people’s retirement savings. Check.
Lower interest rates to make savings futile and interest income inadequate. Check.
And finally, threaten to take away the 12% a year that people have been saving for retirement by labeling Social Security an “entitlement” program – as if it wasn’t money Americans worked their whole lives to save and gave to the government in good faith. Check.

THE BLAME? THATCHERISM AND REGANOMICS OR DEBTORISM ECONOMICS INSTEAD OF CAPITALISM ECONOMICS!!
“Ronald Reagan and Alan Greenspan pulled off one of the greatest frauds ever perpetrated against the American people in the history of this great nation, and the underlying scam is still alive and well, more than a quarter century later.  It represents the very foundation upon which the economic malpractice that led the nation to the great economic collapse of 2008 was built.  Essentially, Reagan switched the federal government from what he critically called, a “tax and spend” policy, to a “borrow and spend” policy, where the government continued its heavy spending, but used borrowed money instead of tax revenue to pay the bills.  The results were catastrophic.  Although it had taken the United States more than 200 years to accumulate the first $1 trillion of national debt, it took only five years under Reagan to add the second one trillion dollars to the debt.  By the end of the 12 years of the Reagan-Bush administrations, the national debt had quadrupled to $4 trillion!“
http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article21189.html
CREATE DEBT AND CALL IT WEALTH AND GIVE YOURSELF A BONUS
OF COURSE THE WEALTH CREATION NOW DEPENDS ON JUNKIES PAYING OFF CREDIT CARDS AND THE UNEMPLOYED PAYING MORTGAGES!!!NOT THE BRIGHTEST OR BEST THING TO DO ,BUT THE BANKER GOT HIS BONUS FOR DOING THIS AND THE TAXPAYER GOT HANDED THE BILL TO CLEAN UP THE MESS!!!
SO THE BANKER AND THE POLITION CONSPIRE AND SELL THE TAXPAYER INTO DEBT SLAVERY!!
TODAY THE USA IS 14 TRILLION IN DEBT AND COUNTING AND YOU THE TAXPAYER IS SUPPOSED TO PAY FOR THIS DEBT, EVEN THOUGH YOU DID NOT CREATE THIS DEBT OR EVEN BENEFIT FROM IT!!!
JUST BEEN FOOLED AGAIN!!!
The people that “fell” for this economic con where NOT the brightest and the best , they where the greedy and short sighted and the just plain stupid ,ignorant and indoctrinated!! These are the exact same people using the exact same policies that caused the exact same results in the 1920’s. So the people pushing this agenda must of known what its outcome would be and the people that believed where the stupid and ignorant and indoctrinated and the greedy.
THE IMF AND WORLD BANK “”CURE” IS ALL PART OF THE CON. THE SOLUTION IS SIMPLE DEFAULT TODAY AND STOP THE BANKER BAILOUTS!!!!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/bank-corruption-and-fraudthe-who-the-how-and-the-why-and-the-simple-solution/

STATE CAPITALISM IS THE ECONOMIC POLITICAL MODEL OF REAGANOMICS AND THATCHERISM AKA FASCISM

State capitalism has various different meanings, but is usually described as a society wherein the productive forces are controlled and directed by the state in a capitalist manner, even if such a state calls itself socialist. Corporatized state agencies and states that own controlling shares of publicly-listed firms, and thus acting as a capitalist itself, are two examples of state capitalism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_capitalism

OF COURSE THIS IS JUST FASCISM!!

Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.
Benito Mussolini, fascist dictator of Italy (1922-1943)
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/libertarian-vs-authoritarian-todays-real-politic/

Both Reagan and Greenspan saw big government as an evil, and they saw big business as a virtue. 
THEY WHERE THE BIG BUSINESS DIVISION OF STATE CAPITALISM
They both had despised the progressive policies of Roosevelt, Kennedy and Johnson,
THEY WHERE THE BIG GOVERNMENT DIVISION OF STATE CAPITALISM
and they wanted to turn back the pages of time. They came up with the perfect strategy for the redistribution of income and wealth from the working class to the rich.  If Reagan had campaigned for the presidency by promising big tax cuts for the rich and pledging to make up for the lost revenue by imposing substantial tax increases on the working class, he would probably not have been elected.  But that is exactly what Reagan did, with the help of Alan Greenspan.  Consider the following sequence of events:

1) President Reagan appointed Greenspan as chairman of the 1982 National Commission on Social Security Reform (aka The Greenspan Commission)

2) The Greenspan Commission recommended a major payroll tax hike to generate Social Security surpluses for the next 30 years, in order to build up a large reserve in the trust fund that could be drawn down during the years after Social Security began running deficits.

3) The 1983 Social Security amendments enacted hefty increases in the payroll tax in order to generate large future surpluses.

4) As soon as the first surpluses began to role in, in 1985, the money was put into the general revenue fund and spent on other government programs. None of the surplus was saved or invested in anything.  The surplus Social Security revenue, that was paid by working Americans, was used to replace the lost revenue from Reagan’s big income tax cuts that went primarily to the rich.

5) In 1987, President Reagan nominated Greenspan as the successor to Paul Volcker as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.  Greenspan continued as Fed Chairman until January 31, 2006.  (One can only speculate on whether the coveted Fed Chairmanship represented, at least in part, a payback for Greenspan’s role in initiating the Social Security surplus  revenue.)

6) In 1990, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York,  a member of the Greenspan Commission, and one of the strongest advocates the 1983 legislation, became outraged when he learned that first Reagan, and then President George H.W. Bush used the surplus Social Security revenue to pay for other government programs instead of saving and investing it for the baby boomers.  Moynihan locked horns with President Bush and proposed repealing the 1983 payroll tax hike.  Moynihan’s view was that if the government could not keep its hands out of the Social Security cookie jar, the cookie jar should be emptied, so there would be no surplus Social Security revenue for the government to loot. President Bush would have no part of repealing the payroll tax hike.  The “read-my-lips-no-new-taxes” president was not about to give up his huge slush fund.

The practice of using every dollar of the surplus Social Security revenue for general government spending continues to this day.  The 1983 payroll tax hike has generated approximately $2.5 trillion in surplus Social Security revenue which is supposed to be in the trust fund for use in paying for the retirement benefits of the baby boomers.  But the trust fund is empty!  It contains no real assets.  As a result, the government will soon be unable to pay full benefits without a tax increase.  Money can be spent or it can be saved.  But you can’t do both. Absolutely none of the $2.5 trillion was saved or invested in anything.
http://dissidentvoice.org/2010/04/how-ronald-reagan-and-alan-greenspan-pulled-off-the-greatest-fraud-ever-perpetrated-against-the-american-people/

That is how the largest theft in the history of the world was carried out.  300M people worked and saved their whole lives to set aside $2.5Tn into a retirement system that, if it were paying a fair compounding rate of 5% interest over 40 years of labor (assuming an even $62Bn a year was contributed), would be worth $8.4Tn today – enough money to give 100M workers $84,000 each in cash!  The looting of FICA hid the massive deficits of the last 30 years in the Unified Budget. Presidents and Congresses were able to reduce taxes on the wealthiest Americans without complaint from the deficit hawks, because they benefited. The money went directly from the pockets of average Americans into the pockets of the rich.

AND TODAY THE THEFT CONTINUES WITH THE BAILOUT OF CORRUPT AND INCOMPITANT BANKERS!!!
IF SOME INCOMPITANT HAD JUST LOST MY LIFE SAVINGS ,GAMBLING ON THE STOCK MARKET CASINO, WOULD I THEN GIVE HIM THE MONEY I HAD SAVED AND PUT ASIDE TO PAY FOR THE BILLS ,RENT , ELECTRIC ,MEDICAL ETC?!OF COURSE NOT!!! …WELL IF YOU DID THEN YOU ARE A F*CKING IDIOT… OR A BANKER , OR THE US OR UK GOVERNMENT!!!
DO YOU THINK THAT THE WORLD WILL WANT TO INVEST IN THE ,POST RECOVERY ,USA OR THE UK ,WHILE ITS FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS ARE STILL BEING RUN BY INCOMPITANT AND IRRESPONSIBLE PEOPLE THAT REPEATEDLY BANKRUPT THIER BUSINESSES!!???
THE GOVERNMENT SEEMS TO THINK SO!!!
SOLUTION?
DEFAULT TODAY AND ARREST THE FRAUDULANT BANKERS AND THEN WE ARE ALL DEBT FREE!!!!
Just like ICELAND is debt free today or Ecuador or like Argentina became debt free by defaulting in 2001!!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/bailout-faltering-banker-arrests-beginning/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/13/the-last-act-of-any-government-is-to-loot-the-nation-do-you-have-the-feeling-youre-being-robbed/


Tis the Killing Season ,Afghanistans Grouse Season…

July 19, 2010

History repeating ,the US Vietnam War

Is History Repeating , Vietnam another lost US fake war

Time for UK to Quit U.S. Afghan War?

 

By: Andrew_Butter

This Killing Season 100 Brits Will Die In USA’s Afghan War. It’s Time UK Walks Away.
 Hamish from the farm up the road where my mum lives in Scotland did three tours in Helmand. Now he’s out of it for good and he won’t be going back. He talked about it once (when he had legs), that’s when he told me about the Killing Season.

I asked him, “Are we winning?”

He told me, “Winning what? There’s nothing to win…we are just targets”.

That makes sense, the more foreign troops there are in Afghanistan, the more targets there are and so, logically, the more casualties there are. And the “Target” goes up every year:

The killing season lasts from June through November.

It coincides with the harvest, processing, and transportation of the heroin crop, and you need to create certain “distractions” to let that run smoothly (an IED here a sniper there and you know where the focus of attention will be), and also then, there are leaves on the trees and the Predator Drones can’t see through leaves.

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article16901.html

Historically, (since 2005), the coalition casualties “in season” was typically a little over double the number in the preceding six months; extrapolate  that forwards and multiply by 16% you come up with 100 British fatalities projected for this season (plus or minus).

You can also work that out from the number of troops; there is an 84% R-Squared on the seasonally adjusted monthly data (fatalities) plotted against troop numbers; run that out and it gives you pretty much the same answer. By-the-way, the number of wounded (like Hamish) typically works out at seven to eight times the number of fatalities.

I know that sounds a bit morbid. But the military works out those numbers all the time. Someone has to figure out how many body-bags (and wheelchairs) you need to pack, and just because they don’t publish those stats, doesn’t mean they don’t know; they can do the math.

Of course in the Grand Scheme of things 100 body-bags a year is not a big number; a decent sized skirmish in the Second World War could produce more casualties than that in one day. But then that’s not the sort of thing that Hamish’s mum likes to hear when she’s changing his urine bag.

There again, then there was a real enemy. This time it’s not at all clear who the enemy is (or was) or why young British soldiers were/are being asked put their lives on the line. And on top of that to put up with lousy and unsafe equipment because sleazebag politicians and other public “servants” (of the self-service variety), stole all the spare money fiddling their expense accounts.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/..

Putting aside all the “brave talk”, there is a growing malaise amongst even the Rambo Hellfire Militia that things aren’t exactly going to plan. Forget about the $3 trillion that some say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will have cost if you do the accounting properly, there is also the small matter of what looks like half a million civilians who died one-way or another as “regrettable” collateral damage.

Of course half a million rag-heads can’t compare with ten million or so Jews killed by Hitler. But there again, blood on your hands is hard to wash, wherever it comes from.
I read a book once about the ordinary Germans and French who cooperated in “exposing” Jews in Nazi Germany, so they could be rounded up to the cattle-trucks. They said…”but we didn’t know”. Isn’t it is so easy to just turn your head and like Bob Dylan said “pretend that you just didn’t see?”

Turning your head these days is when you know where your taxes got spent, with your blessing; and you “just” change the channel.

Here are SEVEN good reasons why UK should down-tools and walk away; like in…”it’s your dirty little war, buddy, you started it; you finish it”.
Here’s why:

1: The Americans don’t know why they are in Afghanistan

Nine years after the invasion, we hear this:

America’s most senior intelligence officer in Afghanistan, Major General Michael Flynn, has criticised information gathering in the country, branding US spy agencies as “clueless” (Jan 2010).

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/..

The good news is that they have finally realized they are clueless. The bad new is that it took them nine years to figure out that the “intelligence” that laid out the urgent and pressing need to declare war on 30 million of the poorest and most impoverished people in the world, in such a hurry, was…”clueless”.

Granted since then the Creative Department (in the first instance), with the able assistance of the “Quaint” White House Chief Counsel Alberto Gonzales; came up with all sorts of reasons for why they are there:

  • Bomb all thirty million “known associates” back into the Stone Age, and don’t on any account do any “Nation-building” (That was Rumsfeld’s plan).
  • Do Nation-building (The latest plan).
  • Promote women’s liberation, burn bras and ban the wearing of veils (Cheryl Blair’s Plan, now picked up by the French).
  • Be “sensitive” to local customs.
  • Install a corrupt puppet government aligned to America’s interests.
  • Fight corruption.
  • Encourage heroin production because the “evil” Taliban banned it, and flood “evil” Russia and Iran with it.
  • Stamp out heroin production because the “evil” Taliban benefit from it.
  • Plant pomegranate trees (Richard Holbrooke’s pet idea).

The latest PLAN is that the Afghans (the tame ones) will come on board and do all the dirty work. That’s (perhaps) a good idea because regardless of what the great military strategist Donald Rumsfeld said, you can’t control 30 million people with 150,000 troops however many Hellfire missiles you got, even if only 25,000 are actually fighting you (less than 1%).

It’s easy to tell when you got enough troops, that’s when you add some more and casualties go down, not up, and so you stop being targets. But putting in a puppet government, killing a lot of civilians with bombs and “Hellfire”, and then running away, was more or less the plan the Americans had in South Vietnam (it didn’t work). So is that the “secret” plan for Afghanistan?

Of course there are risks with that strategy, like they might shoot you before you manage to get out of the door:

http://www.csmonitor.com/..

Here’s the latest policy put out by President Obama (and mind, he will NOT tolerate “dissent”):

“Provide the time and the space for the Afghan government to build up its security capacities, to clear and hold population centres that are critical, to drive back the Taliban, to break their momentum”.

Well ain’t that just dandy, a new President, a new year, and a new “PLAN”.

Of course the NEW plan is not (anymore) to kill every single Taliban plus every suspected Taliban plus all of their “known associates” and then string them up from trees the way the good-old-boys did it in the good-old days (that was Plan A, before anyone read the “quaint” Geneva Convention) or even to achieve “victory” over the “evildoers” (that was Plan B).

Plan C is to “break their momentum”, which is something else completely, and like The Man said “it’s not to hold the whole country”; it’s to “hold population centres”.

Well here’s some news for The Clueless:

The Taliban by and large don’t operate in the population centres. That’s where the remnants of the middle-class who were too poor to be able to get out when the Russians came, and even too poor to run away from the chaos that followed afterwards, still live.

The Taliban are simple orphan-country-boys who got religion (“got” in the sense of having it shoved down their throats in Saudi financed religious schools in the refugee camps in Pakistan), and they despise the middle class. Sure you can hold the population centres (more or less), but how does one get from one “centre” to another?

By…helicopter? Or do you just drive around in your MOD special bargain tin-can-death trap waiting for someone to slip an IED under it?

I just wonder which “government” the new “Commander in Chief” of the British forces was talking about. No that wasn’t a typo…under NATO rules the Brits answer to the US Commander who answers to THE Commander in Chief; talk about the Tony Blair bend-over…”and easy on the Vaseline…buddy”.

That’s because the “legitimacy” of the current “government” is hard to defend, even in “Washington-Speak”.

The “President” of that “government” was voted in with ONE candidate (him), after the only remaining one was bought-off or succumbed to death threats (how’s that for American Style Democracy in action?). He’s a middle-class puppet who spent half his life in America driving a taxi or something, he knows nothing about the countryside (or the country) and he was installed by US force. His brother is a big player in the heroin business…and also enjoys the full protection of the US military.

Or perhaps The Commander In Chief was talking about the government that was put in place by the Pakistan Secret Service with funding from Saudi Arabia and recognized by them and by the UAE?

That “government” had finally managed to stop the tyranny and anarchy after the Russians left (and the “grateful” Americans turned their backs), imposed on the country by bands of brigands who were kidnapping and torturing anyone who dared to travel from one place to another, and were ramping up the heroin production. And instead they imposed some semblance of law and order.

In early 2001 that “government” was de-facto recognised by George W. Bush because in May of that year in appreciation of how they had put a ban on opium which cut production from 4,500 tons in 1999 to zero in 2001, God’s-Clueless-Worker-George handed THAT government $43 Million.

 Which was more aid that Saudi Arabia was giving them (although that was a lot less than they could have collected by putting a 20% export tax on the heroin (about $600 million)).

http://www.cam.net.uk/..

So why did President Bush give $43 million to a government that was not formally recognized by USA and that was a mortal threat to “peace-loving” Americans?

Perhaps back then he didn’t have any “intelligence”?

But then the attack on 9/11 four months later magically made him “intelligent”? So that within less than a month he KNEW for sure that the Taliban (the guys he had just handed $43 million over to), were the prime enemy of “peace-loving” Americans, and so they (and their “known associates” (i.e. their women and children)), must be wiped from the face of the earth…at any cost…($300 billion so far and still counting).

(Well actually he says “God told him to do it”).

Some say there was more than “clueless” involved and that there was a “connection” (read pipelines, oil deals, and heroin), but the “intelligence” services have so far been unable to uncover any evidence of that. One thing you can say about clueless intelligence is that it’s clueless when you need to be…Phew!!

Regardless, Clueless-George was not the first US President to back the Taliban, here’s an account from that time:

“On Sept. 27, 1996, Glyn Davies, a State Department spokesman, expressed hope that the Taliban “will move quickly to restore order and security and to form a representative interim government that can begin the process of reconciliation nationwide.”

Davies called the Taliban’s execution of former Afghan President Najibullah merely “regrettable,” and said the United States would send diplomats to Afghanistan to meet with the Taliban, potentially to re-establishing full diplomatic ties.

But the Clinton’s administration’s flirtation with the Taliban did not last however, as Madeleine Albright, incensed by the Taliban’s treatment of women, among other regressive measures, halted it when she became secretary of state in January 1997”.

http://middleeast.about.com/..

So it’s all about women’s liberation then?

Well that’s dandy! So far between 10,000 and 30,000 Afghani women and their children have been killed by US delivered ordinance in the war (no one knows exactly how many, because the “approved” government couldn’t be bothered to count).

Well there you go Madeleine. That’s one way to burn bras; set the “mothers” alight with Hellfire and burn the bras from the inside…if that doesn’t teach them some good feminist values well nothing will!!

Clueless multiplied by clueless is an explosive mix; but that’s America’s business.

The important point for UK is that unless America can spell out in plain English to their NATO allies; what exactly they are trying to achieve in Afghanistan…it’s not UK’s business either.

2: America suckered NATO (and the UK) into the war on false pretences.

Leading the hype to justify the decision to go to war in Afghanistan, Generalfeldmarschall Donald Von Rumsfeld explained to his adoring public on Prime Time Television, that Bin Laden had hundreds of huge and sophisticated bunkers, which had to be urgently destroyed if America was to be “safe”.

Actually there were none, ZERO.

That’s how “intelligent” the US “intelligence” was, it scored zero out of one hundred on its first test. That might be funny, but it wasn’t a joke, and finding that out the hard way is why Hamish doesn’t have any legs. Perhaps if the good Generalfeldmarschall had been a little more “transparent” and had announced:

  • There was no chance of catching Bin Laden with his strategy
  • Over 30,000 women and children would be killed
  • USA would de-facto renounce 1949 Geneva Convention.
  • Heroin production would go up from zero to 850 tons in 2008
  • The war would cost America more than $300 billion excluding the cost of salaries for the soldiers, plus excluding the cost of lifetime care for five thousand or so (new) American paraplegics.
  • Terrorism would increase worldwide
  • Pakistan would implode into civil war
  • In the end America would run away.

If Rumsfeld had explained all of that; then even The Clueless might have figured out that the idea of “smoking the evildoers out of their mystical bunkers, dead or alive” by carpet-bombing the whole country, probably wasn’t a particularly smart idea.

A better plan would have been to send in GI Jane plus a couple of hundred SAS, to take over the area that Bin Laden and about a hundred so-called Al Qaeda operatives were located, and take the bastard out.

Or even better, accept the Taliban’s offer to arrest the jerk, bring him to Kandahar or Kabul, and put him on trial (and if they didn’t like the result, then Hellfire him, (and the judge); at least they would have known where he was).

But America managed to sucker the British, the French, the Germans, and all the NATO members, plus some wannabe-posterior-lickers like the Australians, to commit troops to the defence of the noble Cause of the Completely Clueless (by the way that’s written CCC as opposed to KKK).

It was an easy sell; after all, in 2001 everyone said it was going to be a Turkey-Shoot. Just line up the rag-heads and fry the “mothers” with Hellfire and cluster-bombs, then “Mission Accomplished”.

The “justification” the snivelling little psychopath Tony Blair gave for joining in, or encouraging Clueless-George to embark on the “Turkey-Shoot”, was NATO.

NATO was set up so that all members of the alliance would come to the aid of another that was attacked, or in the words of Wikipedia; “its member states agree to mutual defence in response to an attack by any external party”.

Of course whether or not one NATO member comes to the aid of another depends on the circumstances. When UK was attacked by Argentina, the Americans did not rush to support their NATO ally (after all it was their puppet, the one who “disappeared” all those “terrorists” who spoke out against him, who launched that attack).

 http://britainandamerica.typepad.com/..

And France (also a NATO ally), kept a detachment of French military technicians in Argentina after the start of the war to help them tune up their EXOCETS. Some alliance!!

The reason that the Brits went into Afghanistan was that their (sometimes) ally USA told them that they had irrefutable “intelligence” that it was likely that another attack like 9/11 would follow if Afghanistan was not invaded.

That was what they call in polite circles “rather economical on the truth” (or in other words a bare-faced lie), but let’s give the Americans the benefit of the doubt. After all, their “intelligence” was so clueless that the CCC provided no warning of the attack, so it’s quite likely they were clueless enough to believe there was a real threat from the 30 million peasants in Afghanistan.

But now it’s obvious to everyone that neither the 30 million people of Afghanistan, nor the Taliban, ever threatened or posed a threat to USA; either before 9/11, or immediately after 9/11 or in the nine years that followed, and they are still not threatening USA, the question that has to be asked is, “What dastardly threat to its security or its very existence is USA worried about”?

Unless American can provide a simple and logical answer to that question that does not involve the words “God” , “evildoer”, “dead or alive” or “planting pomegranate trees”, then the sleazebag politicians of UK who voted for the war, should do the right thing for a change and say:

 “OK then, seeing as America is in no imminent danger from Afghanistan, we are off…Goodbye!!

“Oh, and by-the-way, please don’t hesitate to give us a call, if ever America actually is in danger, outside of the shoot yourself in the foot type of danger”.

3: The numbers just don’t add up: The Cost/Benefit is insane.

As the warm hot-flush of victory pumped through the veins of the Turkey-Shooters once Clueless-George had declared “mission-accomplished”, a commitment was made by the “generous” invaders to spend $45 billion (yes I know it’s been whittled down to $25 billion but that was the first number they magnanimously put on the table (equal to a about the value-added in Afghanistan of seven year’s crop of heroin).

That was to help the survivors of the carpet-bombing to “reconstruct” some of the hospitals, bridges, irrigation networks, and electricity generating capability that had been destroyed….in order to…well I’m not quite sure what that was supposed to achieve in terms of protecting America against terrorism, but anyway it was a great show on Prime Time…BOOM… Rumsfeld does a Rambo!

So far, over nine years, less than $15 billion has been delivered (apparently at least $2 billion of that was stolen). That compares with $300 billion spent, blowing things (and “mothers”) up.

As we speak, in Kabul the Puppet-President is hosting a conference to try and squeeze another $10 billion in aid from the Turkey-Shooters. At the same time the EU is holding on to $6 billion dollars of aid it had promised, waiting for the corrupt puppet government installed by USA, to magically change it’s ways and “be good” (don’t hold your breath), and the US Congress is holding up another $4 billion for the same reason.

But there is a silver lining to all that.

The intervention of the “American-led” NATO forces; has facilitated a boom in heroin production. That’s a $20 billion a year business worldwide, and $3.5 billion of the value-added of that business, happens in Afghanistan ($500 million for the farmers plus $3 billion to turn the opium onto heroin and do the “export-packaging”).

So in the nine years since the war started Afghanistan has “earned” about $30 billion from that cottage industry.

But was that the point of the war? To “repair” the heroin business that had been destroyed by the Taliban? Tell me Tony, is that why Hamish has no legs, so that “objective” could be achieved?

The current estimate is that there are about 25,000 of “evildoers” in Afghanistan.

That is split between (a) “Taliban” looking to re-assert the previous government in Afghanistan, (b) “distractors” who are just going about their business for a slice of the heroin trade and creating diversions so that the foreign troops don’t interfere with their business and (c) committed “jihadists” who might be inclined to get in a plane and fly it into a building in America.

The proportions are not clear, but rough numbers:

Category (a) are “legitimate” freedom fighters, foreigners came into their country and started to blow them up and to blow up their women and children and they are fighting back; lets say there are 15,000 of them. The way to stop them shooting at the “targets” is to just stop bombing their women and children.

Category (b) is comprised of “businessmen”, or their employees, working only for their cut of the $3.5 billion “value added”. They don’t care how many “mothers” you blow away, but all you got to do to avoid them “targeting” you is to keep out of their way. The standard line is that the opium trade finances the Taliban resistance, but it’s more complicated than that; it’s more like a “protection” game, with the heroin business “paying their dues”.

And the thing is, the business outside Afghanistan generates $16.5 billion a year “value added”, there is plenty of incentive (and money) to bribe Russian, Kazak, Iranian, Pakistani generals to “misplace” ordinance; and if you can transport 500 tons of heroin out of Afghanistan a year, well you can easily transport 500 tons a year of ordinance in.

And you can deploy a “Taliban” fighter (or a “businessman fighter”) for less than $500 a month; that includes a weapon, as much ammo as he can carry; a couple of RPG, and an IED. Compare that to the $500,000 a year it costs to deploy one US soldier, that’s what’s called the Big Mac Index working against you.

The number in Category (c) is estimated to be somewhere between zero and one-hundred (100); although as far as the press reports are concerned, none of those have ever been captured alive. Could it be there weren’t any?

Yet as far as anyone can figure out (they change their minds a lot so it’s hard to be sure), the main reason that the US-led troops are in Afghanistan is to deal with (c) and thus “protect ordinary Americans” from “evildoers”.

With about 150,000 foreign troops in theatre (forget about the Afghans), and going with the number 100 for the real-bad-evildoers, that’s a ratio of about one thousand five hundred troops to one real-live “evildoer”.

I.e. the type who would happily jump on a plane and fly it into a building in New York (if he could get a visa, although I suppose having a ten-year old Afghanistan or Pakistan entry stamp on your passport, without an exit stamp might be a bit of a give-away).

So, rough numbers that’s an investment of about $500 million per year to protect Americans from one “evildoer”; and by the way, that’s a recurring expense. 

Of course if ordinary Americans want to borrow that amount of money from China so they can be “safe”, well that’s their decision, but one can’t help thinking that there has got to be a cheaper way to protect America from evil-doers, unless the whole point is to get your rocks off blowing arms and legs off women and children and calling the Geneva Convention “quaint”.

Put that another way, this year about ten coalition troops will die for every one “evildoer” who is “pinned down” in Afghanistan so they won’t go and “do their evil” in America.

Here’s some more news for The Clueless. There are a lot’s of “evildoers” outside of Afghanistan, who never ever went to Afghanistan, and the more women and children that get “Hell-fired” in Afghanistan, on Prime-Time, the more there are.

4: The Taliban never attacked America; they have no intention of doing that, and they provided no material support to Bin Laden.

Up to about six months ago the strategists in Washington were saying that the Taliban were the “enemy” and that killing as many as possible of them was “The Objective”,   (now we hear that the idea is to “break their momentum”).

But regardless of what specifically the plan is today (it’s hard to keep up), the 9/11 Commission (a US Government sponsored investigation), found no evidence that the Taliban provided any material or useful support for the activities of the perpetrators of 9/11, and no evidence of that has been unearthed in the nine years of frantic “intelligence” gathering since then.

There is no real dispute about the facts (although Wikipedia and many other accounts have many of the dates confused), a good balanced account can be found at:

http://www.pbs.org/..

Here also is timeline:

http://www.worldpress.org/..

A few facts:

The Taliban did not invite Bin Laden to Afghanistan. They inherited him from Yunis Khalis when they took over Jalalabad in 1996; he was one of the warlords of the Northern Alliance (America’s current allies – ironic eh!!), and he was the one who invited him to come and stay after he was chased out of Sudan where he had been plotting and happily setting up networks for six years.

There are various accounts of what happened next.

One account says that once the Taliban took Jalalabad they didn’t know what to do with Bin Laden, so they encouraged him to move to Khandahar where they could keep an eye on him. But all the time there was a faction of the pathologically disorganized Taliban who were negotiating to hand him over to the Saudis; those negotiations stalled in September 1998; mainly because one of the Taliban negotiators insulted Prince Turki who was head of Saudi Intelligence at the time, and he stormed off in a huff (Source: eyewitness account).

Another account (the one in Frontline (referenced above)) suggests that he managed to “infiltrate” the Taliban and curried favour by assisting them in structuring negotiations for a pipeline and various privatization schemes. And since most of the Taliban were not at all commercially astute, he was able to help stop them being ripped off.

OK so he knew about commerce, they put him to use (and the Americans involved in negotiating on the other side were irritated as hell about that), in retrospect they would have done better if they had hired Goldman Sachs to advise them, but then Osama’s gave his advice for free which just goes to show that you can never be too careful when you seek advice from “God’s Workers”.

Although Bin Laden’s relationship with the Taliban was not always rosy

http://www.anusha.com/ladental.htm

1999 (after Clinton’s cruise missile attack): The suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden and the Taliban, his protectors in Afghanistan, have had a violent falling-out, raising the possibility that his days of refuge may be numbered, senior American officials said Wednesday.

Three American officials and two Taliban representatives said a fight broke out three weeks ago in Afghanistan between bin Laden’s bodyguards and a group of Taliban officers assigned to watch over him.

After the fight, the officials said, bin Laden was expelled from Kandahar, where he had taken refuge with his family. He was isolated in the countryside and was stripped of his satellite telephones, which American officials said allowed him to plot with fellow radicals throughout the world.

“There is friction between him and the Taliban,” one senior American official said. “They have tried to constrain him for the first time, and tried to limit his communications.”

“It’s a good sign,” he said, indicating that bin Laden, the Saudi exile indicted on charges of masterminding the deadly bombings of two American Embassies in Africa in August, may have worn out his welcome with the Taliban, an armed religious movement that has sheltered him since 1996.

The Taliban has shown no sign that it is willing to deliver bin Laden to the United States. But one official said the Taliban had sent a clear signal that its desire to protect bin Laden is waning.

Abdul Hakeem Mujahid, a senior Taliban official, said the Saudi fugitive had become a problem. “His presence is not a benefit to the people of Afghanistan,” he said, because it contributes to the nation’s pariah status. But bin Laden poses “a puzzle for the Afghan leadership” to solve, he said, because the Islamic Taliban cannot be seen to betray a fellow Muslim.

The senior American officials said they were not certain where bin Laden is, only that he and his Taliban guards move from place to place in the stony wilds of Afghanistan. Officially, the Taliban also say they have no idea of bin Laden’s whereabouts.

Doesn’t sound exactly as if the Taliban were “providing shelter” for a terrorist network; but either way, they let him stay.

Remember too, at the time the Taliban were fighting a war against the Northern Alliance so they weren’t much interested in foreign affairs, and so long as Bin Laden kept his nose more or less clean and supported them (paid his rent), they tolerated him. Plus he had built himself into something of a “hero” for his “role” in defeating the Russians (in fact it was limited to financing arms supplies, although he told a good story; and he had popular support in some sectors, so the Taliban were a little afraid to mess with him).

But apart from providing him with a base, the Taliban did little or nothing to assist him.

He didn’t care, by that time he had contacts and links all over the world forged over nearly twenty years.

For example in 1993 he was given a Bosnian passport by the Government in Sarajevo and according to Frontline in 2001 he had perhaps one hundred dedicated followers in Saudi and perhaps a couple of thousand more sympathisers over there, Afghanistan was simply where he lived, and made “promotional videos”.

How the fact that the highly disorganized Taliban let Bin Laden stay, and tapped him up for advice on commercial issues, makes them  “World Enemy #1” worthy of $300 billion of ordinance and American ingenuity directed (mainly) at their women and children, is very hard to figure out, even after nine years. They had no clue that he was planning 9/11; they even had less of a clue than the CIA.

Now that many of the facts are on the table, even the most clueless intelligence “genius” would conceded that even if the Taliban had managed to get rid of the poisonous Bin Laden, the 9/11 attack would have gone ahead. That’s because all of the planning and all of the logistics was done, outside of Afghanistan, or in the language of the clueless, “Afghanistan was not “mission critical” for Bin Laden”.

So why not “Hellfire” Saudi Arabia (where the money and most of the “soldiers” in the 9/11 attack came from (none came from the Taliban)), or the UAE (where two “soldiers” came from, and where Bin Laden got his kidney fixed), or Sarajevo (who gave him a passport (and were supported by NATO and US forces (was that ironic, or clueless, or what))?

Or Egypt (where the main terrorist group that Bin Laden financed was based (who had previously tried to attack the World Trade Centre (go figure)), or Germany (where three of the hijackers were based (they paid rent too, and they made “promotional videos”, and the CIA didn’t know what they were doing either), or Pakistan (which supplied Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who claimed (after being tortured), that he was the mastermind (a Pakistani born in Kuwait)).

The idea that the war is about “denying” terrorists sanctuary is just drivel peddled by politicians to justify their incompetence, and to make some attempt to wash away the blood that is on their hands. Here is what Australian Prime-Minister Mrs. Gillard wrote in the Herald the other day when she explained:

“Remaining in Afghanistan was in Australia’s national interest because the country had harboured terrorists who had killed Australians in the US and on Indonesian soil.”

”My government will remain steadfast to the mission we have set ourselves in Afghanistan,” she writes. ”We remain committed to denying terrorists a sanctuary.”…”In addition to reaching out to the civilian population.”

That’s a nice way to “reach-out”, with bombs and Hellfire missiles. I know Australians are not much better at geography than Americans, but why not bomb Indonesia, that’s where the terrorists who bombed Australians came from?

By the way, I thought Australians prided themselves on “plain-speaking”, so Mrs. Gillard why not just come out with it and explain to your adoring public, that there are “commercial” benefits for Australia to be seen to be supporting USA? And don’t forget to mention that you think the Geneva Convention is “quaint”.

In his recent speech on taking over from General McCrystal; General Patreaus provided some more “clueless”, about what the war is about right now:

In the meantime, all of us at ISAF pledge our full commitment to help you protect your nation from militants who allowed al-Qaeda sanctuary when they ruled the country.

The sanctuary that the Taliban unwittingly provided to Bin Laden was one small cog in an elaborate informal network over which the Taliban never; and still don’t have any control of. Is that’s what the war is about, destroying that one cog?

What about the other “cogs”?

Since the invasion of Afghanistan, when presumably Bin Laden’s “base” was destroyed (presumably liquefied since it has never been found), there have been terrorist attacks “linked” to Al Qaeda in Spain, UK, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uganda, Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan, to name a few places.

Even the Clueless ought to be able to have figured out by now that terrorism survived pretty well without those “essential” Rumsfeld bases in Afghanistan.

That’s if they ever existed. The BBC (UK’s state-owned television network), has suggested that Al Qaeda never existed and that the whole idea of terrorism emanating from the “failed-state” of Afghanistan; was either the ramblings of a clueless spy network, or a hoax.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mztfFdpd1Rk

But the good news is that according to General Patreaus, it’s not the Americans driving this thing any more, the Afghans have to “pull their weight”. At least the puppets paid directly ($240 a month) by the Americans to be “targets” have to pull their weight (as opposed to the ones paid indirectly by the Americans via the heroin trade ($750 a month in that line of business), to shoot at the targets and slip the odd IED under their cars from time to time).

Well that’s good news for the Brits then.

America is no longer driving the war and the “Objective” is clearly not to defend America from an urgent real threat of attack by the 30 million impoverished people of Afghanistan (if ever they were a threat), so now UK can go home “with honour”…sort of.

Perhaps they will give us some pretty little flag decals to stick on our foreheads as we depart, in “recognition” of our “contribution”? But there again, there is a bit of a debate about whether those will get you into heaven….anymore.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-O4DmUCzO4

5: UK is a signatory to Protocol I of the 1977 Geneva Convention and is also a signatory to the International Criminal Court.  

Protocol I of the 1977 Geneva Convention is about the obligations of invading forces to protect non-combatant civilians. It was an attempt for some countries to specifically outlaw the way that the German SS rounded up civilians and shot them as a collective punishment to take revenge on partisans in the war.
It was also designed  to specifically outlaw (under International Law), things like My Lai  in Vietnam which it would appear the majority of Americans don’t think was a War Crime since the chain of command for that was never investigated and Lieutenant William Calley got three years house arrest and a Presidential Pardon.

Of course there is a difference between putting the barrel of an automatic weapon up the skirt of a thirteen-year old peasant girl and pulling the trigger (and getting blood and body parts splattered all over your uniform – yuck!!), and sitting in the air-conditioned comfort of a control room in Nevada (complete with soothing piped music), and pressing a button that directs a Hellfire missile on the other side of the world at the same thirteen year old girl, because your clueless “intelligence” services have determined that she “might be” a “danger” to the American way of life.

That’s not a war crime, in America.

Funny how the “intelligence” always works out retrospectively that anyone who was killed by a remote missile was an “evildoer”. Like the twelve people who were killed in Majan, ten women and children plus two males aged between sixteen and sixty-five (hard to tell after they had the “Hellfire” laid on them), who were “definitely” Taliban with “links to Al Qaeda”. No question, the US Intelligence Agencies DO NOT MAKE MISTAKES!!!

General McCrystal was the first US Commander to seek to change the rules of engagement of US forces. Up to then, the rules allowed anyone to call in an air-strike on anything that moved if they felt slightly threatened by it.

So you get one bozo who climbs up a tree and lets off a magazine (on full automatic) at a US patrol three hundred yards away (the chances of hitting anything at that range when the weapon is on automatic are about a million to one), so the Lieutenant in charge calls in an air-strike and vaporizes a whole village.

That’s “brave”, but the fact of the matter is that even in a modern war, with modern weapons, in a fire-fight you need to be close enough to the people you are aiming to kill, that an air-strike is as likely to blow you up too.

General McChrystal realized, that strategy doesn’t work long-term (like for nine years); because in his words, “for every civilian you kill, you get ten more trying to kill you”.

That might be a bit of an exaggeration; it would imply that there are 100,000 to 300,000 “evildoers” in Afghanistan inclined to kill Americans, and that’s not counting the ones who were inclined to do that before the invasion.

The best estimate so far is that there are only about 25,000 people in Afghanistan actively trying to kill Americans, although it might be interesting to plot the fatality rate in the killing season  against the cumulative number of Afghan civilian casualties, although there again, that’s quite hard since the attitude of The Clueless is “well who’s counting”?

The “difference of opinion” between General McChrystal and his multiple civilian Commanders in Chief was about just that (he apparently had quite a few armchair warriors with visions of being Rambo that he was reporting to). Vice President Bite-Me-Biden was all for America running away, leaving complete chaos behind (remember USA didn’t sign Protocol I so what the heck), and then relying on “intelligence” to identify the “evildoers” and then blow them up with Hellfire Missiles.

And look who won that debate? Not McChrystal, a really brave and superbly competent soldier who was probably the first US General involved in this Charlie Foxtrot to actually read the Geneva Convention, he was fired, and his orders are being countermanded by the arm-chair wannabe Rambo’s.

The simple fact is that the civilian commanders of the US forces see the Geneva Convention as a hindrance to their military ambitions. That’s why they were so happy when that little psychopathic jerk declared that the Geneva Convention was “quaint” as in “we don’t have to worry about all this nonsense”.

http://www.americanprogress.org/..

OK the Nobel Peace Prize winner President Obama (what WERE they thinking?), sort of brushed that under the carpet. But the overall result is unchanged. One thing that he did NOT do was sign up USA to Protocol I of the Geneva Convention; or the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, so regardless of whether or not US troops comply with the Geneva Convention, there is no avenue for mass-murderers like William Calley to be prosecuted under International Law….so who cares?

There is an argument that the 300,000 or so civilian fatalities in Iraq and the 30,000 in Afghanistan; could be considered as the result of War Crimes under Protocol I, but no one is going to do anything about that, and that argument will never be tested in a Court of Law.

But that puts UK in a bit of a pickle, because they signed up to the Geneva Convention and they basically try to conform to it, they also signed up to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. But their allies USA do not and did not.

So perhaps there are grounds for the ICC to prosecute individuals in the British Government (a good place to start would be Tony Blair), for aiding and abetting crimes against humanity?

The best thing that UK can do right now, is to distance themselves from what are (most probably) considered war crimes under Protocol I, and LEAVE!!

And to make it very clear to its allies that it will not in the future, get involved in any military adventures, unless the letter of the law of the Geneva Convention is complied with by their allies, and by the allies of their allies. And that their allies and the allies of their allies sign up to the ICC.

Or alternatively if they don’t want to do that, renounce their signature on the ICC and the Geneva Convention. It’s one or the other you can’t have both, like they say “you can’t have your lemon drizzle and eat it”.

There are three prominent countries who have not signed up to either the 1977 Protocol I of the Geneva Convention or the ICC; they are USA, Israel, and Iran.

So let them go and murder each other’s civilians.

UK can’t do anything about that, and UK has no right to say what America, or Israel, or Iran should or should not do so long as that does not directly affect it. But right now, it has an obligation under International Law, not to aid and abet what are defined as crimes against humanity under the treaties they have signed.

6: The War is Un-winnable the way that America wants to wage it

Unless of course we all forget about the Geneva Convention, in which case we could simply withdraw and nuke the “mothers”, all 30 million of them; that would “solve” the problem.

The pointlessness of the Afghanistan campaign is not something new. Regardless of all the retroactive spin put on the war by Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and now the Con-Doms.

In 2008, British Intelligence Concluded that the Afghanistan War Is Unwinnable…no Matter How Many Troops Were Sent In.

http://www.georgewashington2.blogspot.com/..

Err…define “WIN”.

Sir Richard Dearlove, who was head of the Secret Intelligence Service until 2004, also said the Government has not made the case for the campaign and has failed to explain why thousands of British troops are fighting there (November 2009).

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/..

Amidst the drama of the “insubordination” of General McChrystal who let his contempt for “Generalfeldmarchel-Bite-me-Biden” become public knowledge, someone has lost the plot.

There was a moment in late 2009 and early 2010 when the British initiative to try and “buy” the Taliban had gained some traction. That would have worked, that’s actually how the famous “Surge” was made to work in Iraq, carrot and stick, but you need that carrot.

It could still work; the main resistance against the American invasion is nothing to do with “jihadh” or “ideology”, it’s about controlling the heroin business, petty local rivalries and feuds, and revenge for the murder of civilians.

Plus of course there are the orphans, the jihadists get hold of them, brainwash them (you can do anything to child if you get hold of him aged six), and then when they are “trained” they strap the vests on them…and point!!

So set up decent orphanages!!

The idea of “Blood Money” to close out feuds is a well established principle under Islam. There is blood money to pay, a lot of it; but it will be much cheaper in the long-run to pay the blood money and move on.

And deal with the heroin business with money too. In Europe and USA they pay billions to farmers not to grow crops, so why not Afghanistan?

The heroin business does huge damage worldwide, pay the farmers not to grow and buy up the 1,200 tons or so of heroin that is currently stored in Afghanistan, and pay market prices, but on that score, here’s another tip for the Clueless…don’t go after that stuff with guns …that’s REALLY dangerous.

That would cost $7.5 billion in the first year and $500 million as an on-going expense; you could probably get the Russians, the Iranians, and the Chinese to chip in, they might even finance all of that – they don’t want the heroin. And the good part of doing it that way is that the money would not go into the pockets of the puppet and his bro, and their cronies.

And forget about setting up a centrally planned government, go with the Swiss model of democracy, grow good governance up from the village level, you can’t impose it from the top down; and if the Taliban or some other weirdos control some of the villages or some of the districts, so what?

But that’s not the way it’s going.

So right now America has two options, (a) run away or (b) Stay on and spend $50 billion a year, indefinitely. Either way, there is no reason for UK to be part of that.

7: The Israelis would be better partners for the Americans than the Brits.

No one talks about it, like it’s the last secret of The Clueless.

But everyone knows that the main reason that whoever, whether it was Bin Laden, or the Egyptians he financed, or some other bozos, the main reason for the 9/11 attack and for many of the other acts of terror since then, was America’s implicit, and explicit support for Israel.

Thus the Afghanistan campaign, and also the Iraq campaign; are arguably about defending the right of USA to support Israel, no matter what it is that Israel does.

Of course UK has no business getting involved with or commenting on America’s special relationship with Israel.

And it has no more business commenting on what Israel does than it has a right to comment about what Zimbabwe does. Equally, insofar as the US campaign in Afghanistan is about “protecting Israel”, that’s nothing to do with UK.

And bear in mind that thanks to the $3.5 billion a year of direct aid that goes to Israel from America, plus a myriad of indirect aid (participation in military contracts, trade deals etc), Israel has the 4th most powerful military in the world (after USA, Russia, and China).

Its army is much stronger and more capable than the British Army; and it is most probably much stronger than the whole of the non-US component of NATO.

So why isn’t Israel fighting the war that is being fought, in one way or another, to protect its interests, and its security? UK could just hand-over to the Israelis, I’m sure the Americans wouldn’t mind!

Another advantage for USA about inviting in Israel to take over from the Brits would be that Israel never signed Protocol I of the Geneva Convention either, and is not a signatory to the ICC, so no more talk about not killing civilians, they would sort out Afghanistan in a heartbeat!!

And another thing, they would be right next to Iran, talk about A New World Order!!

Just leave UK out of it.

By Andrew Butter

Twenty years doing market analysis and valuations for investors in the Middle East, USA, and Europe; currently writing a book about BubbleOmics. Andrew Butter is managing partner of ABMC, an investment advisory firm, based in Dubai ( hbutter@eim.ae ), that he setup in 1999, and is has been involved advising on large scale real estate investments, mainly in Dubai.

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