George Kennan, secret U.S. State Department memo, 1948

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“We have about 50% of the world’s wealth but only 6.3% of its population…. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security. To do so, we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and daydreaming, and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on our immediate national objectives. We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world benefaction…. We should cease to talk about vague and unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better.”
George Kennan, secret U.S. State Department memo, 1948

The Five Levels of the Economy

I read an interesting article. It said that the economy had five distinct levels: red, pink, white, grey, and black. The red market is the market of legal overt violence, value destruction, and wealth confiscation. The pink market is the market of government-endorsed monopolies and oligopolies of useful services. The white market is legal productive activity. The grey market is activity that would otherwise be legal, conducted off the books. The black market is forbidden activity.

The red market is the market of legal overt violence, value destruction, and wealth confiscation. Wealth can be destroyed directly though violence, or indirectly through waste. Wealth can be confiscated via taxation, regulation, inflation/deflation, the Compound Interest Paradox, and other financial tricks. The red market includes government, judges, lawyers, police, accountants, tax collectors, education, the financial industry, the military industry, and the pharmaceutical industry. Most of these industries are incredibly profitable, and its practitioners are very well paid. The hallmark of a red market participant is someone who does not create wealth, and leeches or destroys the wealth of others.

The pink market is the market of government-endorsed monopolies and oligopolies. Pink market products are useful but expensive. These industries are subject to extensive regulation and have their market position backed up by government force. The pink market includes transportation, energy, telecommunications, television, radio, entertainment, and doctors. These industries actually provide useful services. However, their monopoly/oligopoly position makes them very inefficient. Prices are far higher than they would be in a free market.

Extensive regulation moves industries from the white market to the pink market. The defects in the financial system, taxation system, and government regulations favor large corporations over small ones. Large corporations have an advantage over small businesses because the cost of regulation compliance is typically fixed. Large corporations have an advantage due to government-subsidized artificially low interest rates.

The white market is the market of value creation. This is where most of the productive wealth of society is created. The red market could not exist if it didn’t leech off the white market. The white market includes engineering, manufacturing, construction, agriculture, and food service. A lot of white market activities are leaving the USA, especially manufacturing and engineering. Construction, agriculture, and food service cannot be effectively outsourced. Government subsidies and regulations make construction and agriculture almost in the pink market. The workers in this area make a decent living, but not as great as the red and pink market practitioners.

I’m actually kind of disturbed. When I tried to make a list of white market jobs, the list was surprisingly small.

The grey market is activity that would be otherwise legal, but conducted off the books. For example, you hire someone to mow your lawn, pay them in cash, and they don’t report it as income. Another example is hiring illegal immigrants. Most grey market activity is unskilled, low-paid labor. By avoiding taxation, the effective income of grey market laborers is raised. For example, some poor people can work in the grey market and collect welfare at the same time. Grey market activity tries to avoid detection by the government. Since these activities are otherwise legal, they don’t draw much attention. Someone mowing your lawn is not, by itself, suspicious.

The black market is activity that is illegal. This includes drugs, prostitution, and illegal gambling. Any non-government-sanctioned violence is also black market, such as a gangster-directed assassination. Like the grey market, the black market benefits from avoiding taxation and regulation. However, they’re the direct targets of a lot of the red market. Perversely, the red market likes having a sizable black market, because fighting the black market lets the red market increase its size and influence. The red market tells the white market “We need more resources, so we can crush the black market.” The laws that prevent money-laundering by black market participants are also used against people attempting to work in the grey market. The black market frequently survives by bribing red market workers into ignoring it. All the red market accomplishes is that it raises prices in the black market. That’s greater profit for the black market workers who pay bribes or avoid detection.

The primary distinction between working in the grey market and the black market is the risk level. Grey market activity is much less risky than black market activity. If you grow and sell marijuana, red market enforcers will view possession of marijuana as evidence that you committed a crime. If you hire someone to mow your lawn and pay them off the books, red market enforcers will only find out if the person you hire complains. The person you hire won’t complain because he is also benefiting from tax avoidance. In a grey market transaction, both the buyer and seller benefit from avoiding taxes and regulations; prices are lower and wages are higher. It isn’t too hard to convince someone that mowing your lawn and paying them off the books is acceptable. It’s harder to convince people that growing your own marijuana is no big deal. If you get busted for grey market work, your maximum penalty is probably a fine; the fine may even be smaller than your actual profits. You probably can settle for back taxes owed. If you get busted for black market work, you probably will spend time in jail.

By working in the white market, I’m supporting the red market. Anytime I create something, the red market steals a large percentage through taxation or inflation. The red market enables the pink market to steal part of what I produce via higher prices; their government-endorsed monopolies and oligopolies give them pricing power. What right does the red market have to steal most of what I produce? For example, even if I object to the Iraq war, the very act of working supports the government and its war.

The red market survives because it’s convinced the white market that it’s on its side, even though it’s really the enemy.

A lot of skilled workers choose the red market over the white market. They know that the real power and influence lie with value destruction, not value creation, even though that’s never explicitly stated. There are many more opportunities for a smart person to make a fortune in the financial industry or as a lawyer, rather than doing white market work. A lot of red market workers delude themselves into thinking they’re performing a useful service. The white market is thus cheated out of a lot of talented workers.

The cost of the red market is not just the wealth its steals. The red market also steals talented workers, who are tricked into performing wealth destruction instead of value creation. The red market says “The smart people are working for us. That’s why we’re important.”

It might be a good idea for value creators to leave the white market for the grey market. Currently, the only grey market labor opportunities are for unskilled labor. If enough workers left the white market for the grey market, it would be possible to make a decent living working in the grey market. However, the red market will resist the creation of a sizable grey market, because that would be wealth they could not easily destroy or leech. An established grey market would have an advantage, because its activities could be concealed as white-market work.

The easiest way to make the transition to grey market work is to do a few hours a week. If everybody who’s interested performs a few hours of grey market work per week, eventually there’ll be a critical mass. People would be able to work full-time in the grey market. Some people would have simultaneous white-market and grey-market businesses, facilitating operations. For example, your white market business could show a small profit while your grey market business is incredibly profitable. An alternate monetary system needs to be developed, because there are too many government spying capabilities built into the official financial system. Until the red market collapses, grey market workers will still need to acquire dollars to pay certain taxes and for other purchases.

The primary difficulty is that would-be grey market workers have no convenient way to find people to trade with. People might be willing to risk performing grey market work, if it was done in private and they knew their trading parter wouldn’t rat them out to the red market. The cost of taxation, inflation, and regulation is so high that there’s a tremendous incentive for grey market labor.

(Source FSK Reality blog)

RECENT TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS OF IMPORTANCE FOR THE MUSLIMS OF EUROPE –

by Imam Abdalhasib Castiñeira

A speech from the annual meeting of the EMU – The European Muslim Union – in Vienna, Austria on Sunday 11th September 2011

We, the Muslims of Europe, must be aware of our reality, our circumstances, our environment and the changing trends that affect us directly and indirectly. There are recent developments in which one can observe trends that are hostile towards Islam and Muslims, which were not so established a few years ago even during the Bush ‘War on terror’, and definitely not before that.

The trends are apparently inauspicious for Muslims, but upon deeper, more careful examination they reveal a moment in which it is possible to take the initiative, an opportunity to outdo the mediocre society of individualism and frivolity; the historic moment in which we live is fertile ground in which, with Divine guidance, to restore the greatness of the human being and the right time in which to remind our fellow human beings of the basics of human existence, preserved by the revelation but otherwise so much lost in our time: the fitra and the natural condition of the human being.

The massacre in Oslo on the Island of Utoya in the last month of July set alarms ringing across Europe. With the ongoing financial crisis, voters may feel attracted to far right parties, many of which are building support by opposing immigration and stirring up hatred against Muslims.

During the last Eid al-Fitr I attended salat al-Eid at a Mosque in the Northern German city of Rostock. Looking for the location of the Mosque I saw an electoral banner hanging from many street light-posts with the text: KEIN MOSCHEE IN ROSTOCK – No Mosque in Rostock.

This is a new trend, that is spreading throughout Europe, of political parties promoting a policy that is openly anti-Islam:

1. In Norway, the NDL ‘Norway Defence League’ to which the mass-murderer of Oslo and Utoya Island was affiliated for several years.
2. In the UK, the English Defence League, a movement started in the city of Luton that has gained ground in the last couple of years.
3. In the Netherlands, the Party for Freedom of Geert Wilders, the racist, zionist and ferocious defamer of Islam who has called for the ban of the Qur’an. His party gained twenty-four seats in the elections of 2010.
4. In Austria, the Freedom party (FPO) that, together with the Alliance for the Future (BZO), secured the votes of almost a third of the electorate in the elections of 2008.
5. In Russia, there are neo-Nazi groups.
6. In Catalonia, Plataforma per Catalunya (PxC, Plataforma por Cataluña) is an openly racist and anti-Islamic party that has already prevented the construction of Mosques in Badalona and is trying to stop mosques being built in other cities.
7. In Germany, the National Democratic Party of Germany – The People’s Union (Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands – Die Volksunion, NPD), is an extremist right-wing German nationalist party, and was responsible for the banners I saw in Rostock.

The list goes on and on.

The OIC ‘Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’ published a report of 74 pages last May 2011 (we can send it to whoever wishes to study it) about intolerance and discrimination against Muslims, covering from May 2010 to April 2011.

The report of the OIC Observatory on Islamophobia notes three significant developments:

a) a continuation rather than a reversal of trends from the preceding period, reflected in the ban of mosque construction and the use of Islamophobia as an instrument in electioneering.
b) an exacerbation of these trends, reflected in events such as new legislation clearly hostile to Muslims, high profile statements against multiculturalism and the reprinting of the stupid cartoons.
c) a new and growing element of statements from politicians condemnatory of Muslim communities and Islam itself.

There are specific media and websites completely dedicated to promoting unfounded fears, mistrust and rejection of Islam and Muslims.

Using ‘guilt by association’ or ‘collective guilt’, there are groups that use a virulent discourse condemning Islam and promoting discrimination against and harassment of Muslims, in some cases even encouraging violence against Muslims.

In recent months, the political leaders of major western European countries have participated in a chorus of disappointment about the model they call multiculturalism, launching a policy overtly against Muslims.

When during the Reunification Celebration in October 2010, Christian Wulff the German President made positive remarks about the immigrant Muslim population of Germany and their valuable contributions to the development of the German economy and society, he did not expect the negative reaction his words were going to spark. At the end of that month, Chancellor Angela Merkel declared coexistence with immigrant Muslim communities ‘a complete failure’. In February 2011, David Cameron made headlines in the media worldwide by affirming that multiculturalism in Britain, a policy of which the country had been proud for many decades, was ‘a failure’. In the same month, Nikolas Sarkozy, the French president, affirmed that the country had given ‘too much attention to protect the identity of the person arriving and not enough attention to protect the identity of the person who was receiving him’. Even the former Spanish primer Minister, Jose Maria Aznar, lent his voice to this chorus declaring that ‘multiculturalism divides and debilitates western societies’. In his book Germany Dismantles Itself, published in August 2010, and widely publicised by specific powerful media groups in Germany, the former governor of the Deutsch Bank, Tilo Sarrazin, openly criticised Turkish and Arab immigrants in Germany accusing them of being economic parasites, an extremely unjust and biased analysis.

The Muslim communities of Europe are being targeted. We must understand the situation in which we live and where we are establishing our families, our communities and our Deen.

Muslims are instructed by Allah and His Messenger to be steadfast and not be overpowered by fear of the changing circumstances and the growing hostility of their enemies. Allah is sufficient for us. These attacks and this hostility are a test for us, an examination of our sincerity, our patience and our determination.

Another fact that has been proving very decisive in recent times, a continuing phenomenon that is affecting the lives of Muslims and non-Muslims alike deeply, is the financial crisis. The financial crisis is the collapse of a system. In the middle of the continuing collapse of a financial model that cannot be sustained, because it is, as Ezra Pound put it in his Cantos, ‘contra natura’ – completely contrary to the laws of nature, and to the laws of God, the Muslim communities have to excel in conveying our message and in demonstrating it in action. We have now the chance to offer alternatives and solutions to the financial order based on usury. The time is ripe. People of reflection and understanding all over the world are expecting this news. The revival of the lost pillar of zakat, and the practice of halal trade. The restoration of a legitimate means of exchange with intrinsic value. A new economic order where inflation, monopoly and speculation are not permitted.

The matter may seem too big for us but we have the ability to limit the usury power and eventually to dry up the sources of the banking system by abandoning it and turning to the forms of halal trade and economics that are free from usury. The clear and indisputable prohibition of usury in all its manifestations renders the Qur’an, and the message of Islam, enormously important in this time. This is the right moment to remind ourselves and others that Allah has forbidden usury and made trade legitimate, that our Deen is mu‘amalah, not only ‘ibadah, and that ethics must return to the market place.

So, the crisis, or rather the collapse, of the usurious model, represents a tremendous opportunity.

***

In contrast to this bleak picture, a complete set of new trends must be recognised and these are all signs of the real opportunity before us.

All of these signs have been present in this conference:

1. More and more people in Europe are embracing Islam.
2. Young Muslims, second and third generations of the early Muslim immigrants, are becoming educated Europeans, professionals, committed members of their societies and yet proud of their Deen and sure of their Muslim identity.
3. The growing number of indigenous Europeans who have become Islamic scholars of high calibre (Abdal Hakim Murad Winter, Shaykh Abdalhaqq Bewley, Aisha Bewley, Yahya Michot, Abdulghani Melara… ) in western Europe, speaking native European languages as their mother tongues.
4. The Muslim population is growing at a much higher rate than the non-Muslim birth rate in Europe. The most frequent name in the Municipality of Brussels among new born babies during the year 2009 was Muhammad.
5. Muslims and Muslim communities are gradually becoming a natural part of the neighbourhoods and the cities of Europe. Open days in hundreds of mosques and public iftars in many, Muslim cultural activities all over Europe are full of non-Muslims. Public iftars have become a common practice of many municipalities, heads of State and non-Muslim Embassies, including the US Embassy.
6. The increasing number of Muslim institutions with high standards in education, and foundations, publishing houses, humanitarian and relief organisations, as well as some Muslim communities which are models of good management, unity and knowledge. We can cite as examples: the Austrian Muslim community, the Islamic Community in Spain, Islamic Relief, some of the best private schools in the UK, Al Hijrah School in Birmingham, the Karimia Institute of Dr. Musharraf Hussein, in Nottingham, the Islamic University of Rotterdam, the Islamia schools of Yusuf Islam, to mention just a few, and many, many other local Muslim communities all over the continent led by honest and committed leaders.
7. The approach towards Islam, its belief, its history and its cultural achievements has changed in every country and is broadly positive in universities, museums, publications, exhibitions and cultural foundations such as Cambridge University, Legado Andalusi in Spain, the Prince of Wales Trust …etc.

On August 11, exactly one month ago, the whole world was astonished by the voice of a single man, Tariq Jahan, a Muslim from the city of Birmingham, in England, whose son had been killed along with two other young Muslims as a result of ​the riots that swept the UK in Ramadan. Less than 24 hours after the brutal murder of his 21 year old son Harun Jahan, Tariq Jahan, overcoming his grief, affirmed with serenity in front of the cameras his belief in Allah and in the Divine decree and asked everyone to behave correctly, to keep calm and to respect their neighbours. The words of Tariq Jahan showed dignity, manliness and a sense of social responsibility that embodied the self-control and wisdom the Muslims need to show in the present circumstances. This individual embodied the confirmation that Islam in Europe is already a decisive factor of balance and sanity in the present and will play a key role in the future.

Islam will be the ark of Noah, safinatu Nuh, in the times of great confusion and degradation of the society that we are already witnessing.

We the Muslims of Europe must be aware of our strengths, our formidable energy and vitality, and always keep a clear vision of our highest aspirations in front of us. We are the community of the last of the Messengers, the bearers of the last revelation.

The historic role of the Islamic community is clear in the ayat of Surat al Baqara:
وَكَذَلِكَ جَعَلْنَاكُمْ أُمَّةً وَسَطًا لِّتَكُونُواْ شُهَدَاءَ عَلَى النَّاسِ وَيَكُونَ الرَّسُولُ عَلَيْكُمْ شَهِيدًا
In this way We have made you a middlemost community, so that you may act as witnesses against mankind and the Messenger as a witness against you. (Surat Al Baqarah, 143)

This role of witnessing means that the community of Islam must be exemplary. It must set the highest standards of behaviour and performance and be the reference point for others.
This is the historic mission of the Muslims. And it is this very criterion that qualifies the Muslims as the best human community that has ever appeared on the face of the earth.
It is in these moments when we are reminded of the need for unity, and the need to support one another to hold on firmly to our Din and to obey Allah and His Messenger as the formula for success. We the Muslims of Europe must be aware of our reality, our environment and the changing trends. We must recognise our blessings, and remind ourselves of our highest aspirations and have gratitude to Allah.

You are the best nation ever to be produced before mankind. You enjoin the right, forbid the wrong and believe in Allah. If the People of the Book were to believe, it would be better for them. Some of them are believers but most of them are deviators. (Al Imran 3:110 )

***
The Dutch politician Geert Wilders and the Norwegian murderer Anders Breivik are one type, one model of a decaying, marginal minority of Europeans. They represent one trend.

Tariq Jahan, the ordinary Muslim father of Birmingham, embodies the other trend of a growing Muslim reality in Europe, one of gratitude to Allah for the gift of Islam and the many, innumerable gifts of life and the struggle to be a khalifa of Allah on Earth.

To summarise, yes, there are many challenges ahead of us, and we will be confronted by enemies. We must not be naive about it, but they are not our main concern; we are not obsessed by them or the danger they pose. They desire to extinguish Allah’s Light with their mouths (with their discourse of hatred), but Allah will perfect His Light, though the unbelievers hate it. (Qur’an 61, 8)

On the contrary, we recognise the blessings we enjoy and are thankful to Allah for them. Then we look at our shortcomings and our weaknesses and act to put them right.

Our main concern is, on our part, to do our best, look at our own shortcomings and put them right. We do not complain, and we do not fear our adversaries for Allah is our friend. But we must act and struggle with sincerity and with knowledge. Each one of us individually has a task in establishing worship of Allah – ibada, and the mu‘amalat, our transactions – in our selves first, and in our families and communities, individually and collectively.

The presence of Islam in Europe is not, as they want to misrepresent, a danger or a source of problems for European societies. On the contrary, the growing presence of Muslim communities in the cities of Europe is a source of sanity, a healing for decaying European societies. Fresh air to breath, pure water to drink and clarity to see.

Surat At Tawbah 105
Say: ‘Act, for Allah will see your actions, and so will His Messenger and the believers. You will be returned to the Knower of the Unseen and the Visible and He will inform you regarding what you did.’

To Anarchism We Must Go!

SOMETIMES TELLING THE TRUTH makes you seem like a moron or lunatic, at least people tend to think so. This is perhaps the reason anarchists are thought of as lunatics. But the logic is clear: why would you need an army unless to fight wars? Why do the police need guns unless to scare and intimidate the public?

I carefully avoided using the word “march” in the title, though I had thought of using it. Perhaps I have entered into a fallacy, now? But I didn’t want that association with war. With “the troops”, with their horrible, official uniforms, arms, and incitement of murder. I hate war. I hate governments, too. Governments are aggressors. An aggressor, we would all agree, is somebody who tries to control the actions of another; and they do this through force, most often violent; only rarely is the threat of violence not followed up upon. This is true of Governments; but Governments are far worse. Governments enforce their aggressorship through the terrorist organization known as the police. A terrorist organization is a group of people whose job it is to scare people into doing what they want. The policemen and policewomen do this by wearing guns to scare you into obeying them. The police, being linked with Governments (the police is the terrorist arm of the aggressor Governments; they are there merely to ensure that the will of Governments is carried out), are therefore aggressors, too.
People go to prison for minor things. Prison as an institution is as wrong, corrupt, and pointless as those of the police and of Governments. Prison cannot and does not work for the simple fact that recidivism is at an all-time high; in other words, people who come out of prison more often than not end up back there again shortly afterwards. Prisons provide books and educational materials so that criminals can be smarter upon release. Prisons also provide gyms and provide mandatory exercise, so that criminals can be bigger and stronger upon release. Do you see something happening here? To return back to my point of people going to prison for minor things: for example, if a poor man stole a loaf of bread, this would be seen as breaking “the law” (an act of rebellion against the tight rules of Government). For breaking “the law”, he would go to prison. “The law” (I refuse to view it as anything more than a temporary measure; this cannot surely last, for reasons I will go into later), made by Government, also mentions that it is wrong to steal, wrong to kill. The man who stole a loaf of bread because he was poor is sitting in prison. Yet the real criminals are enjoying trips all over the world; the real criminals work in Government, and they sanction theft and extortion through taxes; they sanction murder through acts of war and the army. Some say that the army is necessary to maintain the peace. But why should I continually believe in war to achieve peace? This is wrong, and is self-apparent. Having an army is also likely to increase the likelihood of going to war, too; and it is the countries with the biggest armies that wage the bloodiest wars. The army is nothing more than a factory which trains once-ordinary people that it is okay for them to kill people. “To protect the peace,” or “To help others who need it.” Even if there were no enemies, the army would have to invent some, because otherwise they’d not be able to justify their existence. And, to me, it is by making up so-called threats that forces many people into believing that an army is necessary. “They’ll protect me if we go to war.” But this sounds as if going to war is not a prerogative taken by the army; when, in fact, it evidently is. The army is not interested in protecting citizens like you or me. The army is interested only in protecting its cause, and as I said, does so by creating threats that make people think they need to depend upon the army. Wrong!
The law-making system is supposed to have a sense of justice. Many people do have faith in their law systems, in their courts, in their bureaucracy of bullshit. But, as we already know, governments are aggressors: they want to control all the people who live under their rule. Governments don’t just make law; they are the law. And the police act out the will of Government, necessarily by wearing guns to scare you into obeying them. It is clear, then, that “justice” in relation to Governments really means a wanting to set up and rule over man; necessarily dividing them. This isn’t justice. Justice should be a thing between equals: between those who do not have rulers, and those who do not rule. That the system of today involves rulers, and that it involves those being ruled (the second class is far bigger than the first: a relatively tiny minority rule over a huge majority), isn’t and can never be justice. Even if Governments (“the law”) say that it is what exists.
If anarchism is not on the increase, then party dealignment certainly is. For example, in the UK, in the decade 1950, voter turnout of those eligible to vote in the General Election was higher than 85%. By 2001, 85% had plummeted to 56% turnout of all of those eligible to vote in the General Election. This is just in the UK. Probably most countries that have had for a long time the so-called “gift” of being able to vote have suffered a decline in voter turnout. As I said: anarchism may not be on the increase (there are no statistics for this), but party dealignment certainly is (there are figures, and plenty of them, for this; huge money is made by people who write books about General Elections, and they have all of the statistics required for your knowledge in them). As for those countries where voting isn’t a “gift”, e.g. where it is “forced” upon them, it’s a similar thing. And in any case, any vote for a Government is a vote for enslaving yourself, if, indeed, you vote (or even if you don’t; it is inevitable that, somewhere, somebody will vote to enslave you “on your behalf”; and they’ll call it “democracy”, not “slavery”, because “slavery”, they claim, has been abolished in the West for many years, and is deemed unacceptable; we’ve just got a new system of slavery, which under the guise of ballot-boxes and slips of paper and people rolling around in battle-busses, is apparently a thing that is okay).
Some people consider anarchism to be unrealistic–a “pipe dream”. Some people say that “Governments are necessary”. And so they are!–if you believe it is necessary to make peaceful people do what they don’t want to. As we know, laws exist to make them do so. But laws are pointless; as Ammon Hennacy said: “Oh, Judge, your damn laws! The good people don’t need them, and the bad people don’t follow them, so what use are they?” How are Governments necessary for freedom? They’re not. They’re necessary to coerce, to make you do what you don’t want to. How can laws serve justice? They can’t, because first of all, simply by there being laws, justice is killed and replaced with the same word: “justice” . . . and if the second word sounds phoney, that’s exactly because it is. If anybody can persuade me otherwise, then I’ll give up my right to call myself an anarchist.
The truth is so simple that people tend to overlook it or miss it completely. Armies are pointless. Simply by being in existence, they encourage war. When they’re actually doing something, they’re killing. Governments coerce people into doing what they do not want to do; and they make sure you do it by having policemen and policewomen, who wear guns to scare you into obeying them, enforce their will. People go to prison for minor things, while the biggest criminals (the heads of State, Government) enjoy trips all over the world on chartered jets. These biggest criminals steal from and extort people through taxes, and permit murder through war and having an army; and the voters tell them through their vote that this is okay. I don’t think it is. I am a human being, and I want what is rightfully mine: freedom. I wrote this essay because of that.
by Jamie Poole

Fight against the Terror of the State

To Fight Terror, Fight the State
Posted by David D’Amato on Nov 8, 2010 in Commentary • No comments
Upon entering his guilty plea back in June, Faisal Shahzad — recently sentenced for charges arising from an attempted attack on Times Square earlier this year — articulated the motivation behind his efforts. In what has become a consistent refrain from terrorists, Shahzad drew attention to the US military’s occupation of the Muslim world.

“[T]he drone hits in Afghanistan and Iraq,” he noted, “they don’t see children, they don’t see anybody. They kill women, children, they kill everybody. It’s a war, and in war, they kill people.” Time and again, resolving any confusion as to what propels them toward destruction, terrorists have pointed out “U.S. terrorizing [of] the Muslim nations and the Muslim people,” describing their violence in terms of retaliation.

Fully aware of the practical implications of statements like Shahzad’s, the US government focuses its obscurantism on ensuring that Americans see terrorists as an enigmatic other — the faceless enemy in an us versus them.

This week, the US state enjoyed another opportunity to distort the causal interplay at issue when, as reported by NBC news, “[t]he Yemeni branch of al-Qaida on Friday claimed responsibility for the two mail bombs sent from Yemen …” The White House, eager to capitalize on the foiled attack, swiftly went to work congratulating themselves and the Yemeni government for their “ongoing cooperation,” stoking the fear and beating the drum for the security state.

Even prior to al-Qaida’s Arabian Peninsula branch taking credit for the bombs, the group had kindled the United States’s interest in Yemen. According to the Associated Press, Saudi Arabia’s southern neighbor could see up to $250 million in military aid next year, an increase of almost $100 million over this year’s apportionment. The irony of the plan, bearing in mind what inspires terrorists, is the palpable dissonance between the stated goal of quelling al-Qaida and the likely result of increasing the US dole to the Yemeni regime.

Nothing better serves the recruitment programs or enhances the appeal of groups like al-Qaida than the continued interference of the US, whether in actual military presence or in the dispensation of blood money. The word “terrorism” is itself misleading, representative of the state’s deceptive definitional approach.

In the statist lexicon, the United States, with its state of the art machinery of death, is a righteous force for freedom while the panicky strains of subdued people fighting against occupation are “terrorism.” The methodical devastation of an entire region of the world is regarded as morally legitimate, while a victimized population’s admittedly wrong and misguided attempts at self-defense are rebuked as the maniacal savagery of evil subhumans who “hate us because we’re free.”

The murder of innocents is, of course, always morally abominable, but it is critical that we ask why groups like al-Qaida are so intent on killing Americans. The proper aim of that inquiry, rather than exonerating terrorists, is recognizing that their crimes are a reaction to those of the United States, the premier global terrorist. Our censure of terrorist attacks like those planned by al-Qaida and Shahzad ought to come with a parallel condemnation of the United States’ murder missions, communicating to the rest of the world that we too are occupied by our own government.

This cycle of violence is what the unrelenting slaughter campaign of US military imperialism delivers us — death, replicated over and over for the bonanza of the ruling class. Does anyone really think that Washington cares if civilians die in terror attacks in the United States? They’ll just use those deaths to justify their spying, their killing, their favors to defense contractors, their theft, their rape of everything good and productive in society.

The state itself is a continuing war on humanity, reincarnated in every year, in every moment, since the first conscienceless gang of muggers decided it suited them to set a conflagration to fruitful, voluntary society. To extinguish that fire, we must denounce aggression in all of its forms, not just when darker-skinned people in strange garb lash out against American military colonization.

http://c4ss.org/content/4768

Millions of Petty Tyrants

Column by tzo, posted on November 05, 2010
in Statism Society/Culture Democracy
Column by tzo.

Exclusive to STR

The empirical evidence that power corrupts goes a long way in explaining the inevitable one-way course to tyranny trod by all governments. Having a monopoly on force, corruption within the government monopoly cannot be effectively checked, and growing corruption and its attendant increasing power eventually congeal into absolute power and absolute corruption.

Tyranny.

Kurt Vonnegut turned a slightly more colorful phrase in articulating the association of power and corruption by claiming that human beings are chimpanzees who get crazy drunk on power. It must be pretty heady stuff indeed to be in a position within the U.S. government in which you effectively are part of the controlling mechanism of over 3.8 million square miles and 350 million human lives, not to mention the power projected out over the rest of the entire globe.

The most dangerous aspect of our “democratic” government, though, is the fact that the reg’ler folks are made to feel that they are part of the system. Shareholders, as it were. “We” is thrown around a lot, even when the government seems to be spinning out of control. The situation is rarely articulated as “us versus them,” but rather “we are the government and we are doing it to ourselves,” and “we have to work within the system to fix the system.”

This is an extremely dangerous perspective for the subjects to have, because as the government slides into tyranny, it is encouraged and pushed along by millions of petty little tyrants—a vast multitude of power-drunk chimpanzees.

What should “we” do in Afghanistan? Wow, what a power-tie-wearing question! “We” must decide. It is up to “us.” They are “our” troops. What should be “our” objective?

See what’s happening here? The chimpanzees have been given a powerful intoxicant, and they love it. Oh, look, they want some more!

The citizen, being part of the government, feels that the 3.8 million square mile empire with its 350 million subjects is his to play with. By exiting his mother’s birth canal within certain ranges of latitude and longitude, he has acquired property and innate power over other fellow human beings. Good for him and his kind, and tough luck for the others. The power-drunk chimpanzee slumps down on his couch in his 800 square-foot apartment and is lord over all he surveys through his television set, tuned to CNN.

How are the troops doing? Are illegals trying to get in? Are there people not paying taxes? Why is there salmonella in the spinach? Who needs to get bailed out? Who’s running in the next election?

Important questions requiring his considered opinions.

Isn’t it just mind-boggling amazing? Invite a person from Mexico to your house, and someone in North Dakota has an opinion on it and also has the guns to back his opinion up. Homeschooling children where it is not permitted? Moe from Oklahoma says lock up the parents and take the kids! Busybodies with opinions on all sorts of things that shouldn’t concern them, but it’s “our” country and so “we” have to be involved in everything that happens.

Queens of Hearts residing in every domicile, rendering judgments on events occurring many hundreds of miles away, involving people they never have met and never will meet. The kingdom is large. Off with their heads!

You see? The citizen is not pitted against the government, he is a part of it. And he is willingly a part when he feels that he has a hand on one of the controls that guide Leviathan. Play by Leviathan’s rules, and you, too, can rule. You can join the army of the righteous and fight the good fight against the pot smoking, non-voting, raw-milk-drinking hooligans. Here’s your gun and brown shirt—go git ‘em!

Like the international scene better? Well, you can participate in the killing of hundreds of thousands of brown people in remote parts of the world and suffer no consequences! How can you beat that deal? Power of the gods in your very own hands! What does it matter if you cannot write a complete sentence, read an entire book, or pinpoint on the globe just where those unfortunate brown people with targets on their foreheads live? Willful ignorance in exchange for power, heck, even just for the illusion of power, is a pretty sweet deal, my friend.

Besides, the Average American Citizen is not really responsible for any of the bad stuff his government may be doing. Although he is part of it by way of the democratic process, he is not really part of the stuff he may find reprehensible, right? Or maybe he subconsciously accepts that he is responsible, but also knows he is addicted to the power associated with it, and so cannot or will not admit to himself what he is advocating in exchange for this intoxicating power.

This is not a new mindset. George Orwell saw it and dubbed it “doublethink” in his novel 1984:

“To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget, whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself—that was the ultimate subtlety; consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word ‘doublethink’ involved the use of doublethink…”

Let us not forget that fear is the ultimate basis for such a paradoxical mindset, even though other justifications are claimed in order to avoid the admission of cowardice. Justify the actions of the bully and join his gang so as not to receive a bloody pug yourself.

War is peace. Slavery is freedom. Ignorance is strength. And now another: To be ruled over is to rule.

When a democratic nation becomes tyrannical, this is a description of the majority of the population, not just the elected officials. Power-drunk chimpanzees, all. Everyone is tying them on, and it’s a long, lost weekend filled with blackout drinkers. C’mon, another round for everyone!

Wuzzat? Hey, buddy, just love it or leave it pal, OK? Stupid hippie pinko commie. People died so you could be here, so just kiss my red, white, and blue butt.

These chimps have absolutely nothing over the syphilitic, inbred monarchs of old in their deft wielding of might-makes-right wisdom. These newfangled enablers of power who are themselves enabled by their betters with the illusion of power—all are tightly clusterstuck together in a death spiral right on down to the cold, hard ground. The crash will not be pretty, but for now, it’s full steam ahead. It just feels too good to stop.

So pardon me while I leave you now, as I must go and decide upon the proper inflation rate necessary for a healthy economy. It’s not all glitz and glamour running the most powerful empire the world has ever seen, you know. My input is needed on a wide range of issues.

After all, I am large and in charge: I am the government. *Hic*

Millions of petty tyrants
Issuing proclamations.
The mucilage that binds together
democratic nations.

What you do is my concern
And what you own is mine.
If you don’t like the way it works
Then hit the road, Sunshine.

GORDON DUFF: GADAHN CALL TO ATTACK AMERICANS COMES FROM ISRAEL

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AL QAEDA SPOKESMAN ADAM GADAHN WORKS FOR THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT, END OF STORY
“Israeli terrorist “clones” are responsible for most hard line rhetoric, threats and, if we investigated closely, have actually recruited terrorists and directly inspired, if not planned and executed, attacks on Americans…Gadahn is part of it, so is Wikileaks”
By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor

CAN GADAHN PULL THIS OFF, THE “NEW AND IMPROVED” 9/11?
A call to arms, demanding Muslims in America and elsewhere begin a terror campaign, was spread around the world. The message, we are told, was found on a “secret website” by an Israeli company who put it in a press release.
There is no evidence any American Muslim has ever been on the website referred to, no American intelligence agency could find it, not the CIA or the FBI or Homeland Security. There was only one way the 300,000 Muslims of Detroit could hear call to terrorism, from an Israeli company that passes on such messages for profit.
Does it create them too? You be the judge.
Let’s look at a possible analogy. If you were to capture a vicious rabid dog in the wilderness and turned it loose in a children’s playground, would you be a terrorist?
This is essentially what is being admitted to.
What is in question, another analogy, is whether you purposefully infected the dog with rabies in the first place. Either way, you are a terrorist.
Adam Gadahn, the “American Taliban,” the lisping, overweight bungler continually calling for the murder of Americans is really named Adam Perlman from a family highly influential in the Anti-Defamation League. The group distributing his threats, SITE Intelligence, contracted to the American government, is run by a former IDF member whose father was executed in Iraq as a Mossad terrorist. SITE Intelligence is the source of the Osama bin Laden tapes long proven to be, not only the wrong voice, but to resemble bin Laden so little as to have become a joke.

Adam Gadahn
Gadahn came on the scene when tapes of Osama bin Laden claiming credit for 9/11 failed forensic examination. They were counterfeits. The CIA’s own version had bin Laden denying any involvement. (See APPENDIX below for official CIA transcript)
This was late 2001 and Americans hadn’t been told that the story about Tora Bora, the many stories about Tora Bora, warlords covering for bin Laden, American troops being pulled back at the last minute by presidential order or the Delta Force being betrayed, were all lies. Osama bin Laden, already dying from kidney failure, was murdered by one of his own men on December 14, 2001.
Pakistan’s ISI had informants there, it was leaked to the newspapers and was widely reported. Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto even announced it in an interview with BBC’s David Frost.
With a 9/11 denial “on the books” and bin Laden dead, there would be no invasion of Iraq, no new leader was “in place” to bring out for the American people, no new “boogeyman.”
The very real conspiracy, covering up the sickening truth about 9/11, the treasonous intelligence doctoring leading to the disaster in Iraq and the upcoming years of building a drug empire in Afghanistan, stealing billions in oil from Iraq, the thinly disguised martial law decrees in America and the planned attack on Iran, was threatened unless, somehow, Osama bin Laden could be brought back to life.
Nearly a decade later, Pakistan’s intelligence chief, General Pasha does everything but scream it from rooftops, when he carefully hints to a dull witted ABC interviewer that bin Laden is dead. Journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave of UPI and Washington Times fame, makes it as clear as possible when he says “Bin Laden is as dead as Elvis.” Even CIA director Leon Panetta confirms there is no evidence of bin Laden since “late 2001.”
With bin Laden dead, it all falls apart, Al Qaeda, 9/11, and the continual accusations made against Pakistan. Still, we hear it. Bin Laden touring Afghanistan or as with last weeks report, “living in luxury” in Iran.
Not only is bin Laden dead but when he was alive, the BBC confirmed that he had absolutely no terrorist organization of any kind, masterminded no plots, controlled no organizations and had no more involvement on the world stage other than, at one time, helping the CIA raise money to fund refugee organizations during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.

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Contrary to what has been reported, bin Laden never raised money for weapons. That task was left to Gulbuddin Hikmatyar, the CIA paymaster who received $800,000,000 in US funds. Today we are told Hikmatyar may be in Iran. However, we have verified that he is actually in Pakistan, working directly with the CIA as “go between” with the Taliban, taking an active role in the current talks with the Karzai government. Few in Afghanistan trust Hikmatyar, long a favorite with CIA and Pakistan “hard liners.”
If anything, the myth of Osama bin Laden is actually Hikmatyar. What is said bin Laden did in Afghanistan was always Hikmatyar, CIA “moneyman” and terrorist. Problem is, he is still a CIA moneyman and terrorist, flying on American planes, going on and off American bases but listed with the Department of Homeland Security as one of the most wanted terrorists in the world. The truth, Hikmatyar is seen by the US as their “dealmaker” in Afghanistan, something many in Afghanistan find both frightening and delusional.
Perhaps one of the most frightening issues of the ‘war on terror’ or, more appropriately, ‘the phony war on terror’ has been the use of ‘terrorist clones’ like Adam Perlman, the Israeli actor playing a Taliban leader on videos distributed by Israeli intelligence. The real insanity is that the videos aren’t produced to just fool Americans into rebuilding the coalition of Islamophobics and paranoids typified by the subscribers of http://www.familysecuritymatters.org. Please, visit this website. See if everything on it doesn’t just scream
“Look out, the boogeyman is coming, quick, hide under your bed!”

Things aren’t that innocent. Much of the message is going to the Islamic community worldwide and is reaching people who are angry and looking for someone to blame. Those funding Adam Gadhan, those magically finding his mysterious broadcasts and those distributing them to the world are giving material support to terrorism. They are, in fact, terrorists.
The message they, our friends, you know exactly who I mean, are spreading is clear:
“Attack and kill Americans, not just in Iraq and Afghanistan, but anywhere you can find them in the world. They are the real enemy, not Israel.”

Does anyone wonder why Gadahn never calls for attacks on Israel? In fact, Al Qaeda doesn’t seem to know Israel exists. They never threaten Israel. They never attack Israel. They never even mention Israel, never. All those Osama bin Laden and Adam Perlman, sorry, “Adam Gadahn” tapes have one thing in common.
Israel doesn’t exist. Get the picture? Here is what Perlman, lets be straight about it, his name is Perlman, his family is Jewish, Zionist, and very active in the ADL. This is what he or is it ‘they” are advocating in this statement released yesterday:
“emigrant communities like those which live on the margins of society in the miserable suburbs of Paris, London and Detroit, or are from those arriving in America or Europe to study in its universities or seek their daily bread in the streets of its cities….you have an opportunity to strike the leaders of unbelief and retaliate against them on their own soil, as long as there is no covenant between you and them”

Clear and simple, we are hearing what Israel is telling the world, the Muslim world, is the voice of Al Qaeda. What is Israel, or rather “Al Qaeda” telling us?
Please attack Britain, France and the United States but leave Israel alone.

Detroit has Muslim population of 300,000 yet, the one terrorist attack there was done by a mentally incompetent Nigerian national. Do you remember the “crotch bomber?” Do you wonder why the story disappeared from the news so quickly? When two Detroit attorneys caught airport officials putting the terrorist on a plane, airport officials working for an Israeli company, things fell apart. When Veterans Today discovered from intelligence sources in both Nigeria and Ghana that the boy’s family was not only tied directly to the CIA but the father was a business partner in an Israeli defense firm, it came apart further. When this came out, a news “blackout” fell and the story died.
When the government of Yemen found laptop computers belonging to “Al Qaeda” that showed a clear record of daily contacts with “handlers” in Israel, the story died totally.
The Detroit bombing told us two things:
The vast majority of American Muslims are Americans and have no loyalty to religious extremists or any other country. That is “those other guys.” American Muslims are mostly, not only Republicans but politically active in the party and very conservative.
Terrorists can’t move around the world without help, either visas, real or phony, passports, security”walk arounds” and more. If a grandmother with a knitting needle and an American passport could never, under any imaginable circumstances, get on a plane in Schipol Airport, how did a single male, Nigeria, Muslim, no passport at all…he wasn’t carrying any identification of any kind and, this is the best part, a bomb strapped to his genitals get seated on a plane ahead of the rest of the passengers. Remember, you first have to get into a country with no passport, around immigration, then you have to go through airport security and prove you have proper immigration documents then you are checked again before boarding. Abdul Mohammed, without Mossad help, stood a better chance of winning the Irish Sweepstakes than getting on that plane.
Is that a bomb in your pants or are you just glad to see me?

THE PERLMAN/WIKILEAKS “NON-EVENT”
For years, Perlman, masquerading as a spokesman for Al Qaeda, has put out childish videos, all time to help certain political races, influence arms sales to Israel, or as with yesterday’s treat, to reinforce the Wikileaks fiasco, another attempt to con America. Last time Wikileaks tried to get the US to cut all aid to Pakistan, an act which would have made the war in Afghanistan even worse than it is now, if that’s possible. This one is time to a Wikileak “custom crafted” to blame the world’s ills on Iran, target number one for Israel. As a “three fer,” the New York Times and MSNBC went after Iran for “secretly” buying off President Karzai of Afghanistan.
We knew Karzai was aligned with India and Israel against Pakistan. Now he is “owned” by Iran? How many sides can one person be on?
When I was in Pakistan earlier in the year, Gadahn was said to be hiding in an apartment building in Karachi. The building was stormed, “Gadahn” was captured, a “Gadahn,” not “the Gadahn.” It seems that a “look alike” had been used to leave a false trail, the real Adam Perlman was safe and sound elsewhere, some place with video studios. The individual recruiting real terrorists to kill real Americans with real bombs is a real Israeli, no question about that, and not the first time.
It is also believed that the new “Al Qaeda” operations chief, Adnan Shukrijumah of Brooklyn, New York and Miami Beach is another Israeli creation, a phony terrorist, an actor, much like the phony “bin Ladens” of every shape and size used to scare small children after the death of the real bin Laden in December 2001.

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During comprehensive briefings with Pakistans ISPR, the group that briefs people like, well, Secretary Clinton, it was made clear to me that we were all on the same page, Osama bin Laden is dead. There was much discussion, some of it humorous, as how to let people know. After short discussions on this with ISPR DG General Athar Abbas I was summoned to a “mysterious” meeting.
This was General Ahmed Shurja Pasha, Director General of Pakistan’s intelligence service known as the ISI. During a private lunch with the director, his top aide, Commodore Zafar Iqbal and author Jeff Gates, who was accompanying me on a lecture tour, one of the areas of discussion was dishonesty in journalism. An interview with a very prominent American journalist that General Pasha had held had been falsified. Statements regarding Pakistan and Mumbai were simply invented. This wasn’t the first time I had run into this. A widely published interview between the editor of a Washington newspaper and former ISI Chief General Hamid Gul was similarly fabricated.
When I made reference to the Gul interview in an article, he phoned me. Gul, an editor at Veterans Today, a co-worker and good friend, pointed out that the interview never happened and was entirely made up. Another “famous journalist” with an agenda simply invented a story, had it published around the world, and the real truth would be lost forever. Between video editing, phony interviews and released audio and video tapes of dead or non-existent “terrorists,” the media has ended up being as strong a force promoting extremism and conflict as the real issues, which, frankly, none of us are that sure about anymore.
People like Pakistan’s Imran Khan, who talk about extremism in realistic terms are seldom listened to. How can I prove this? Do you know who Imran Khan is? There is your answer.
IF THESE PLOYS DON’T WORK, CAN WE EXPECT ANOTHER 9/11?
This week, something surprising happened in Australia. In a world where you can’t tun on a television without hearing how crazy people are who question the 9/11 cover story, even though Fox News seems to have changed sides on this issue, what you don’t see are public opinion polls on 9/11. If Bill Maher or Jon Stewart, the “liberal progressives” of American television, with their continual attacks on “the right” show us one thing it is that, no matter how much you may find government a pack of useless liars, the magic “boxcutter and pancaking building” story on 9/11 must be adhered to. Even though those the 9/11 Truth movement blame, the Americans anyway, are you most vile political enemies, when it comes to 9/11, you attack anyone who questions the Bush/Cheney doctrine like a rabid field mouse.
There is a reason for this. The ability to repeat 9/11, contain an investigation, keep press assets focused on a cover story few take seriously anymore, is vital. Without the ability to blow up an American city and blame Iran or an imaginary terrorist group, the “Masters of the Universe” will lose their ability to control the fate of the human race.
Thus, everything we have seen since 9/11 has been done to prepare us for the next 9/11. The last one finished Saddam, looted the American economy and imposed martial law on the United States. Iran and Pakistan still stand. With all the terror warnings, phony stories about imaginary nuclear programs, the threats, the sanctions and even Wikileaks, it all isn’t going to be enough.
America is sick of war and not very likely to believe the media, not anymore. Big problem here, when you attack anyone’s credibility, the Bush administration, Obama, Tony Blair, eventually people begin to question you too.
Watch Wikileaks dribble away into nothing. Watch the news try to pump air into this story and spin it against Iran.
When that fails, maybe it will be time to hide under your bed after all.
APPENDIX

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY FOREIGN BROADCASTING INTERNATIONAL SERVICE:

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Website of Doha Al-Jazirah Satellite Channel Television in Arabic [FBIS Report] Website of Doha Al-Jazirah Satellite Channel Television in Arabic,independent television station financed by the Qatari Government, which can be accessedat URL: http://www.aljazeera.net, carries at 2011 GMT on 24 September the text of the following letter by Usama Bin Ladin “to the Pakistani people.”
“We hope that these brothers would be the first martyrs in Islam’s battle in this age against the new Jewish crusade that is being led by the biggest crusader, Bush, under the banner of the cross. This battle is one of Islam’s immortal battles.”
“We beseech God to grant him victory against the forces of infidelity and arrogance, and to crush the new crusader-Jewish campaign on the land of Pakistan and Afghanistan.”
“I have already said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States.”
“Neither I had any knowledge of these attacks nor I consider the killing of innocent women, children, and other humans as an appreciable act. . Islam strictly forbids causing harm to innocent women, children, and other people. Such a practice is forbidden ever in the course of a battle.”
“All that is going on in Palestine for the last 11 months is sufficient to call the wrath of God upon the United States and Israel.”
“Whoever committed the act of 11 September are not the friends of the American people. I have already said that we are against the American system, not against its people, whereas in these attacks, the common American people have been killed. According to my information, the death toll is much higher than what the US Government has stated.
“The United States should try to trace the perpetrators of these attacks within itself; the people who are a part of the US system, but are dissenting against it. Or those who are working for some other system; persons who want to make the present century as a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity so that their own civilization, nation, country, or ideology could survive.”
“They can be any one, from Russia to Israel and from India to Serbia.”
“Then you cannot forget the American Jews, who are annoyed with President Bush ever since the elections in Florida and want to avenge him.”
“Then there are intelligence agencies in the US, which require billions of dollars worth of funds from the Congress and the government every year. This [funding issue] was not a big problem till the existence of the former Soviet Union but after that the budget of these (FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 180) agencies has been in danger. They needed an enemy. So, they first started propaganda against Usama and Taliban and then this incident happened.”
“Drug smugglers from all over the world are in contact with the US secret agencies. These agencies do not want to eradicate narcotics cultivation and trafficking because their importance will be diminished. The people in the US Drug Enforcement Department are encouraging drug trade so that they could show performance and get millions of dollars worth of budget. General Noriega was made a drug baron by the CIA and, in need, he was made a scapegoat.”
“President Bush or any other US President, they cannot bring Israel to justice for its human rights abuses or to hold it accountable for such crimes. What is this? Is it not that there exists a government within the government in the United Sates? That secret government must be asked as to who made the attacks.”
“Supporting the US act is the need of some Muslim countries and the compulsion of others. However, they should think as to what will remain of their religious and moral position if they support the attack of the Christians and the Jews on a Muslim country like Afghanistan.”
“I have already said that we are not hostile to the United States. We are against the system, which makes other nations slaves of the United States, or forces them to mortgage their political and economic freedom.”
“This system is totally in control of the American Jews, whose first priority is Israel, not the United States. It is simply that the American people are themselves the slaves of the Jews and are forced to live according to the principles and laws laid by them. So, the punishment should reach Israel.”
”The Western media is unleashing such a baseless propaganda, which make us surprise but it reflects on what is in their hearts and gradually they themselves become captive of this propaganda. They become afraid of it and begin to cause harm to themselves.”
“Terror is the most dreaded weapon in modern age and the Western media is mercilessly using it against its own people. It can add fear and helplessness in the psyche of the people of Europe and the United States. It means that what the enemies of the United States cannot do, its media is doing that. You can understand as to what will be the performance of the nation in a war, which suffers from fear and helplessness.”
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