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April 14, 2006

George The Menace #1: "Messianic" Bush Wants to Go Nucular!

Hello everyone

To introduce this new series whose title aptly reflects what George W. Bush has become for this whole planet, what better starting point than an excerpt from the most revealing article by veteran and much respected investigative journalist Seymour Hersh who only confirmed what we have been keenly aware for many weeks now...

THE IRAN PLANS: Would President Bush go to war to stop Tehran from getting the bomb?
by SEYMOUR M. HERSH - Issue of 2006-04-17 http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060417fa_fact
(...) Speaking of President Bush, the House member said, “The most worrisome thing is that this guy has a messianic vision.” Some operations, apparently aimed in part at intimidating Iran, are already under way. American Naval tactical aircraft, operating from carriers in the Arabian Sea, have been flying simulated nuclear-weapons delivery missions—rapid ascending maneuvers known as “over the shoulder” bombing—since last summer, the former official said, within range of Iranian coastal radars. Last month, in a paper given at a conference on Middle East security in Berlin, Colonel Sam Gardiner, a military analyst who taught at the National War College before retiring from the Air Force, in 1987, provided an estimate of what would be needed to destroy Iran’s nuclear program. Working from satellite photographs of the known facilities, Gardiner estimated that at least four hundred targets would have to be hit. He added: I don’t think a U.S. military planner would want to stop there. Iran probably has two chemical-production plants. We would hit those. We would want to hit the medium-range ballistic missiles that have just recently been moved closer to Iraq. There are fourteen airfields with sheltered aircraft. . . . We’d want to get rid of that threat. We would want to hit the assets that could be used to threaten Gulf shipping. That means targeting the cruise-missile sites and the Iranian diesel submarines. . . Some of the facilities may be too difficult to target even with penetrating weapons. The U.S. will have to use Special Operations units. (...) “Nuclear planners go through extensive training and learn the technical details of damage and fallout—we’re talking about mushroom clouds, radiation, mass casualties, and contamination over years. This is not an underground nuclear test, where all you see is the earth raised a little bit. These politicians don’t have a clue, and whenever anybody tries to get it out”—remove the nuclear option—“they’re shouted down.” The attention given to the nuclear option has created serious misgivings inside the offices of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he added, and some officers have talked about resigning. Late this winter, the Joint Chiefs of Staff sought to remove the nuclear option from the evolving war plans for Iran—without success, the former intelligence official said. “The White House said, ‘Why are you challenging this? The option came from you.’ ” The Pentagon adviser on the war on terror confirmed that some in the Administration were looking seriously at this option, which he linked to a resurgence of interest in tactical nuclear weapons among Pentagon civilians and in policy circles. He called it “a juggernaut that has to be stopped.” He also confirmed that some senior officers and officials were considering resigning over the issue. “There are very strong sentiments within the military against brandishing nuclear weapons against other countries,” the adviser told me. “This goes to high levels.” (...) The Pentagon adviser questioned the value of air strikes. “The Iranians have distributed their nuclear activity very well, and we have no clue where some of the key stuff is. It could even be out of the country,” he said. He warned, as did many others, that bombing Iran could provoke “a chain reaction” of attacks on American facilities and citizens throughout the world: “What will 1.2 billion Muslims think the day we attack Iran?” CLIP

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"But more wondrous than all of these transformations will be the peoples of Earth. The goddess vibrations that already are showing profound effects will continue to bless you as individuals and as a civilization. The negativity that is the root of fear, greed, dishonor and violence will be gone, and the vibrations of Earth's entirety will be love. Every soul's beginning essence— which is peaceable, kind, harmonious, wise, caring, respectful, responsible, generous—will be freed from the dark forces' bondage that twisted that essence through deceit, ignorance, fear and ruthless cunning."

— Matthew - Taken from his latest message included below and also available from http://www.matthewbooks.com/mm/anmviewer.asp?a=54&z=2
Subjects covered: Incursions into Iran possible, no full-scale war; dark force field gone, influence of Earth puppets waning; global warming leading to moderate climates globally; souls from other civilizations completing third density karmic experiencing on Earth, "volunteer" ETs also on planet; majority of people are adding light; global economy; everything in the universe has consciousness level; appearance of albino animals heralds peace.


"Any military reaction by Iran to the attack, perhaps even a verbal reaction, will be construed as "aggression" by Iran towards the US and Israel, and result in large scale bombing of Iranian missile, nuclear and other facilities. Does that sound absurd? Recall that the US and Britain bombed Iraq's no-fly zones well before the Iraq invasion, and Iraqi response was labeled "aggression toward planes of the coalition forces." Nuclear earth penetrating weapons may be used in the initial attack, and certainly will be used in the large scale attack that will follow. Why will this happen? Because it was "pencilled in" a long time ago. The actions of the US against Iran in recent years have been clearly directed towards a confrontation, to suppress the rise of Iran as a strong regional power that does not conform to US interests. Can it be Prevented? A small group of thugs is about to lead America across a line of no return. On the other side of this line there is no nuclear taboo, no restraint on preemptive nuclear attacks on non-nuclear nations, and no incentive for non-nuclear nations to remain non-nuclear. A global nuclear war and the destruction of humanity will be a distinct possibility. Americans are largely unaware of what is about to happen. Half a million people go to the streets on immigration law, yet nobody is demonstrating against the Iran war that will radically change the life of Americans for generations to come. The more informed sectors of society, scientists, arms control organizations, the media, the political establishment, the military, are not taking a strong stand against the impending war. Congress is silent. Only people in the know can stop this. Resigning from the job is not good enough. People in the know have to come forward with information that brings the impending attack to the forefront of attention of Congress and the American public and thwarts it. Not doing so is being complicit in a plan that will bring tragic consequences to America and the world. Else, all that will be left is to bring the perpetrators to justice. Danton, Robespierre, Mussolini, Petain, Ribbentrop, Goering, Ceausescu also occupied positions of power and prominence at some point in their careers.”

— Jorge Hirsch - Professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego. Taken from WAR AGAINST IRAN, APRIL 2006: Biological Threat and Executive Order 13292


“I have written a lot about that Boeing 747 El Al cargo plane crash - it was transporting components for Sarin gas and other chemicals to Israel from Pennsylvania where they were illegally sold to Israel... by DuPont or some chemical company like that. The plane crashed with 75 tons of kerosene, ten tons of chemicals, and flammable liquids, gases and caustic substances on board. There was also 1500 kilos of depleted uranium used as counterweights in the plane which also burned up. The plane crashed into a neighborhood (of Amsterdam) where people are still dying. The Dutch govt. did a complete coverup. The information about the Plame affair is exactly what I have been writing about. The Bushies/Neocons were also recently involved in the proliferation of nuclear components by various entities including the Israelis and Russian mafia. That is what Plame was investigating through eastern Europe, Turkey (that's what Sibel Edmonds was translating), and Khan in Pakistan. The Carlyle Group and G H W Bush has been involved in nuclear proliferation through Saudi Arabia and the BCCI bank since Carlyle got started in the 80s. Its all connected and part of the reason Plame was outed.”

— Leuren Moret leurenmoret@yahoo.com> - More details on this through http://www.google.ca/search?hl=fr&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=El+Al+Crash+in+Amsterdam&meta=


"When David J. Smith asked Vietnam Special Ops Green Beret Captain John McCarthy “who could have devised this omnicidal plan to use depleted uranium to destroy the genetic code and genetic future of large populations of Arabs and Moslems in the Middle East and Central Asia where most of the world’s oil deposits are located?” he replied “It has all the handprints of Henry Kissinger.” Zbignew Brezinski’s new book The Grand Chess-board: American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives shows a Eurasian chessboard with four regions strategic to U.S. foreign policy. The “South” region corresponds precisely to the regions now contaminated permanently with radiation from U.S. bombs and missiles made from thousands of tons of depleted uranium."

— Taken from "DEPLETED URANIUM, ANTHRAX VACCINE AND THE GULF WAR SYNDROME" included in part below.

According to http://www.globalresearch.ca the cost for the War in Iraq currently stands at $229,000,000,000... while the cost in human lives lost and in human suffering is incalculable...


Worthy of Your Attention

A new report suggests that the Bush administration is drawing plans to use nuclear weapons against Iran. Please sign the message to Congress today: we don't want a nuclear attack on Iran. - Recommended by Colleen Marshall galacticheart@hawaii.rr.com> who wrote: "MoveOn.Org makes it easy for us to stand up and have our voices heard. It takes less than a minute and your voice can join the 3 million strong against launching a nuclear war with Iran. Although Iran currently does not have a nuclear weapon, their allies, the Russians and Chinese, do have nuclear weapons and they have made it clear that they will come to Iran's aid if the Bush administration declares war on Iran. Let's take back our country! Let the world know that the Bush administration does not represent the American people. Thank you! May we all be blessed with peace!"

Sleeper Cells in Our Midst
http://tvnewslies.org/html/explanation.html

Ashes and Snow photos
http://www.ashesandsnow.org/en/

Bronze and Driftwood sculptures
http://www.jansch.freeserve.co.uk/index.htm

European Oil Palm Market Causing Indonesian Rainforest Loss (April 13, 2006) http://www.rainforestportal.org/issues/2006/04/european_oil_palm_market_causi.asp
Below is an important update on the global campaign to protect Indonesia's ancient rainforests from unfettered oil palm plantation development. It comes from WALHI (Friends of the Earth Indonesia), an important Indonesian NGO. Their new report importantly links the rapidly expanding European market for oil palm for biofuels (which Ecological Internet was amongst the first to publicize) and other products with wholesale Indonesian rainforest destruction from oil palm plantations. They are demanding - as is Ecological Internet in our recent alert - that the Indonesian government officially cancel the proposed mega oil palm plantation along the Malaysian border that threatens the orangutan and other species with extinction. Earlier loose assurances that the project will not proceed must be followed by formal government statements, and the area given permanent protected status that is enforced. Please continue to take action on this important issue. CLIP

Action Alert: Indonesia's Rainforests and Orangutans Still Gravely Threatened (April 6)
http://www.rainforestportal.org/alerts/send.asp?id=indonesia
Initial progress must be consolidated, and further rainforest protections established. Indonesian government officials recently announced the government was abandoning plans to destroy 1.8 million hectares of rainforest by establishing oil palm plantations in prime orangutan habitat. While political maneuvering continues by those supporting the project (as no rainforest is protected, particularly in Indonesia, for long), this strategic initial victory is encouraging and important. CLIP

For the French speaking subscribers from Quebec - Don't miss this is you can... I've seen this and it is excellent!
PAS DE PAYS SANS PAYSANS a été diffusé à Télé-Québec Jeudi 13 avril à 21h (Rediffusion : Lundi 17 avril à 10 h) Réalisé par Ève Lamont, ce film adopte le point de vue de cultivateurs et d’éleveurs du Québec, de l’Ouest canadien, du Vermont et de la France pour dénoncer les dégâts que cause l’agriculture industrielle : pollution et destruction des écosystèmes, sans oublier la prolifération de culture d’OGM qui fait peser une menace additionnelle sur la biodiversité et l’autonomie des paysans. Ce film témoigne à la fois d’une implacable lucidité et d’un irrépressible espoir. Un mouvement ralliant agriculteurs et consommateurs proclame qu’il est possible et crucial de cultiver autrement. En Europe, comme en Amérique, des paysans proposent une autre vision de l’agriculture et mettent en oeuvre des pratiques soucieuses de l’environnement et de la pérennité de l’agriculture. Pas de pays sans paysans est produit par Les Productions du Rapide-Blanc en coproduction avec l’Office national du film du Canada - http://www.onf.ca/pasdepayssanspaysans

Ecovillages: A Practical Guide to Sustainable Communities http://www.biosfaire.com/index.php?vProduitID=80690
Ecovillages have arisen around the world in response to the social fragmentation of modern life and its alienation from nature. They provide a variety of ways of living in community with others and with nature and are linked worldwide through the Global Ecovillage Network. While interest in this approach to sustainable living is rapidly increasing, there is relatively little literature on the topic and none that brings the design principles of permaculture to bear on the successful design of these communities.Ecovillages explores the new departures in personal, social and ecological living represented by this phenomenon. This book explores the background and history to the ecovillages movement, and then provides a comprehensive manual for planning, establishing and maintaining a sustainable community, using a permaculture approach. Aspects discussed include: tools for social design, leadership and conflict management, house design and building techniques gardening, farming and food production, water and sewage, energy and heat sources, and alternative economics. CLIP


CONTENTS

1. Latest message from Matthew
2. Hersh: U.S. mulls nuclear option for Iran
3. Against the odds, America is said to be planning a military strike on Iran
4. U.S. Committed to Diplomacy on Iran
5. US considers use of nuclear weapons against Iran
6. Strike on Iran - Who to believe?
7. An exercise in bravado
8. Welcome to the world of SYNTHETIC Terror
9. 9/11 produced by vast conspiracy
10. Powerful, Free Documentary on 9/11 Invites Us to Transform Our Fears
11. The 9/11 Truth Revolution
12. DEPLETED URANIUM, ANTHRAX VACCINE AND THE GULF WAR SYNDROME
13. Uranium’s Effect On DNA Established
14. LUNG CANCER EPIDEMIC FROM DU HAS BEGUN IN U.S.
15. Unclear but Pressing Sense of Mission
16. Judas cast in new light
17. April 14: Poop for Peace Day - All united against the tyranny of the bowel


See also:

Cindy Sheehan | Don't Attack Iran
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041206R.shtml
Over two thousand dead soldiers, billions of wasted dollars, thousands of maimed young people later, as well as innocent Iraqis dead by the hundreds of thousands, and still no consistent electricity or clean water in their country, this swaggering imbecile of a "leaker in chief" has the nerve to be trying to sell all of us on a new war in Iran.

White House Claims No Agenda To Attack Iran
But Easter Bunny is real and not fictitious (April 12 2006)
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/april2006/120406noagenda.htm
The White House reacted with shock and revulsion to a report that, God forbid, they were planning another pre-emptive strike on a misbehaving Middle Eastern backwater. I mean don't be ridiculous, that never happens does it? I'm also waiting patiently for the Easter Bunny to deliver my eggs this weekend. Seymour Hersh, the New Yorker journalist, claimed that plans had been finalized to use use B61-11 bunker busting tactical nuclear weapons to take out Iran's uranium enriching facilities. This followed a London Telegraph report in detailing , "a secret meeting at the Ministry of Defence where military chiefs and officials from Downing Street and the Foreign Office discussed the consequences of an American-led attack on Iran, and Britain's role in any such action." "Wild speculation," McClellan and Bush snapped back. Rumsfeld described the reports as "fantasy land." "Ill informed," Dan Bartlett, a senior adviser to President George W Bush stated. UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw characterized talk of a nuclear strike as "completely nuts." In a year's time, or whenever the neo-Fascists decide to plunge America into its next crisis, we will remind ourselves of those words. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. (...)Today's World Tribune carries a piece detailing a CFR meeting, a group many see as the hidden hand behind US foreign policy, in which the inevitability of military strikes was openly discussed. "In just the past few weeks I've been convinced that at least some in the administration have already made up their minds that they would like to launch a military strike against Iran," Joseph Cirincione, director of the Washington-based Non-Proliferation Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said."

THE UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS HAS AN EXCELLENT ONLINE VIDEO which describes the effects of a one-megaton bunker-buster weapon dropped on Esfahan [Isfahan], which is said to be the primary location of the Iranian nuclear weapons program. UCS calculates 3 million dead, 35 million exposed to significant amounts of radioactive fallout, with the fallout extending to Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. View this eye-opening video at http://www.ucsusa.org/global_security/nuclear_weapons/nuclear-bunker-buster-rnep-animation.html

Iran Can Now Make Glowing Mickey Mouse Watches
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041206A.shtml
The ability to slightly enrich uranium is not the same as the ability to build a bomb. For the latter, you need at least 80% enrichment, which in turn would require about 16,000 small centrifuges hooked up to cascade. Iran does not have 16,000 centrifuges. It seems to have 180. Iran is a good ten years away from having a bomb.

Military Fantasies on Iran
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041106K.shtml
The editors of the New York Times write: Iraq shows just how badly things can go wrong when an administration rashly embraces simple military solutions to complicated problems, shutting its ears to military and intelligence professionals who turn out to be tragically prescient. That lesson has yet to be absorbed by the Bush administration, which is now reportedly honing plans for airstrikes on Iranian nuclear facilities.

Yes He Would
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041106M.shtml
Paul Krugman writes: Given what we now know about the origins of the Iraq war ... discounting the possibility that Mr. Bush will start another ill-conceived and unnecessary war isn't sensible. It's wishful thinking.

Democracy Be Damned - Republicans Need Another War (11 April 2006)
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041206F.shtml
George W. Bush is at it again. This time, reports Sy Hersh in The New Yorker, it'll be Iran. (Those of us who guessed it would have been Syria first apparently underestimated his hubris.) And this time he wants to be able to use nukes. In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, the way a seemingly democratic president kept his nation in a continual state of repression was by keeping the nation in a constant state of war. Cynics suggest the lesson wasn't lost on Lyndon Johnson or Richard Nixon, who both, they say, extended the Vietnam war so it coincidentally ran over election cycles, knowing that a wartime President's party is more likely to be reelected and has more power than a President in peacetime. (...)  But the main reason Bush invaded Iraq, it turns out, was so Republicans could take back the US Senate in the election of 2002, and in the hopes that Bush could finally win an election in 2004. Apparently Bush is now prepared to do the same with Iran - or at least rattle the sabers loudly enough to convince the world he intends to - for the same purpose. Political capital. Hold on to the Republican majority. Prevent investigations of the many crimes of his administration by denying Democrats the power of the subpoena that comes with a majority in the House or Senate. And - unless Democrats in Congress and the American people stand up and speak out - in the process Bush and his Republican enablers may just bring about the end of the great American experiment in democracy.

How Crazy Are They? (11 April 2006 )
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041106R.shtml
(...) Things have come to a pretty pass in the United States of America when the first question you have to ask yourself on matters of war and death is, "Just how crazy are these people?" Every cogent estimate sees Iran's nuclear capabilities not becoming any kind of reality for another ten years, leaving open a dozen diplomatic and economic options for dealing with the situation. There is no good reason for attacking that country, but there are a few bad reasons to be found. The worst of the bad reasons, of course, is that an attack on Iran would change the conversation in Washington as the 2006 midterm elections loom. Bush and his congressional allies are about as popular as scabies right now, according to every available poll. If the current trend is not altered or disrupted, January 2007 may come with Democratic Rep. John Conyers Jr. sitting as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee with subpoena powers in hand. "As Joseph Cirincione of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace recently pointed out," continued Krugman in his editorial, "the administration seems to be following exactly the same script on Iran that it used on Iraq: CLIP

Mind Games Over Iran
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041106A.shtml
Three years after the fall of Baghdad to US forces, Washington is abuzz about new reports that the administration of President George W. Bush is preparing to attack Iran, possibly with nuclear weapons.

"HAVING THE ATOMIC BOMB IS WHAT HAS ALLOWED ISRAEL TO FEARLESSLY CARRY
OUT ITS APARTHEID POLICY" (Interview with Mordechai Vanunu)
http://www.voltairenet.org/article129838.html
In 1986, Mordechai Vanunu, an engineer at the Dimona nuclear centre, revealed to the Sunday Times the existence of the secret Israeli nuclear program. He was kidnapped in Italy by the Israeli secret services following his contacts with the British reporters and before the publication of the article with his revelations, he was judged behind doors and jailed for 18 years. Although he is still banned from contacting reporters, Mordechai Vanunu answers Silvia Cattori's questions in an exclusive interview for Voltaire Network. (...) Silvia Cattori: What is your opinion about the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty knowing that, in the case of Israel, "nuclear ambiguity" is tolerated while Iran is kept under pressure, even when the latter is submitted to inspections? Mordechai Vanunu: All countries should be open to international inspections and to tell the truth about what they are secretly doing in their nuclear facilities. Israel has not signed the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty. Almost 180 countries have done it, including all Arab countries. Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan. all Israeli neighbours have opened their borders to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Israel is the worst example. It is the only country that has refused to sign the treaty. The United States and Europe should start to pay attention to the Israeli case. Israel must be treated like any other country. We have to put an end to hypocrisy and to make Israel sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel has to accept the IAEA inspectors in Dimona. Silvia Cattori: Iran, which complies with its obligations and accepts the UN inspections, is threatened to be sanctioned however. But, nothing is done in the case of Israel that has nuclear weapons and rejects the IAEA inspections. Why are the United States and Europe conducting this "double standard" policy? Mordecha Vanunu: Yes, and it is even worse than what you are saying. Not only they are not taking any measures but they are also secretly helping Israel. There is a secret cooperation between Israel and the United States, Great Britain and France. These countries have decided to support Israel's nuclear might because they want Israel to be at their service as a colonial country that guarantees their control of the Middle East, to gain access to oil reserves in the region and to keep the Arabs living in underdevelopment and amid fratricidal conflicts. That is the main reason of that cooperation. (...) Mordecha Vanunu: As a human being, I did something for the security and respect of humankind. All countries have to respect us, everyone of us, as human beings, no matter what our religion might be, whether we are Jews, Christians, Muslims or Buddhists. Israel has a big problem: it is a country that does not respect human beings. The result is devastating for Israel's image. The state of Israel is far from being a democracy. The Jewish state is racist. The whole world should know that Israel practices a policy of apartheid. If you are a Jew, you can do whatever you want and go wherever you want. If you are not a Jew, you have no rights. That racism is the real problem that Israel faces. Israel is completely unable to prove that it is a democracy. No one can accept that racist state, neither the United States nor Europe. In any case, they could accept Israel's nuclear weapons but how can they justify this state of fascist apartheid? CLIP

Israel and Nuclear Weapons
http://www.peaceheroes.com/MordecaiVanunu/israelnuclearweapons.htm
(...) According to retired US Army Colonel Warner D. Farr, M.D., Israel is the fifth largest nuclear superpower in the world. By 1967, Israel already had 15 atomic bombs in its arsenal. In 1976, their nuclear arsenal grew to 15 to 20 nukes, and by 1980 jumped to 200. According to Farr, in 1997, Israel now has over 400 nuclear and hydrogen weapons.A hydrogen bomb is a boosted, stronger nuclear bomb, with 100 to 1,000 stronger power than a regular nuclear bomb. This bomb produces immense heat and a shock wave that affects an extensive area, and despite this, it produces a smaller amount of fallout and radioactive contamination. The hydrogen bombs are considered to be a sophisticated, expensive and complicated weapon to develop. [Source: USAF Counter-Proliferation Center} The bottom line --- today Israel and the other nations possess too many nuclear weapons. One is too many; a hundred is nuclear insanity. The time has come, now in the 21st Century, to dismantle all nuclear weapons, and to abolish all weapons of mass destruction. The Nuclear Age is over.

Neocon: Iran will have Nuke in Sixteen Days (April 12th 2006)
http://kurtnimmo.com/?p=332
First it was ten years, then it was five or six, and now it is sixteen days. Iran will have a nuke in sixteen days and no doubt they will nuke Israel on the seventeenth day, if we are to believe the mendacious neocons. “Iran, which is defying United Nations Security Council demands to cease its nuclear program, may be capable of making a nuclear bomb within 16 days if it goes ahead with plans to install thousands of centrifuges at its Natanz plant, a U.S. State Department official said,” Bloomberg reports, or rather repeats verbatim, no questions asked, as corporate media hacks never ask questions and take every whopper dispensed by the neocons at face value. (...) It is forbidden for Iran to develop nuclear energy—or even a measly bomb—but Israel is allowed to have around 400 nukes. (...) Juan Cole:What is really going on here is a ratcheting war of rhetoric. The Iranian hard liners are down to a popularity rating in Iran of about 15%. They are using their challenge to the Bush administration over their perfectly legal civilian nuclear energy research program as a way of enhancing their nationalist credentials in Iran.Likewise, Bush is trying to shore up his base, which is desperately unhappy with the Iraq situation, by rattling sabres at Iran. Bush’s poll numbers are so low, often in the mid-30s, that he must have lost part of his base to produce this result. Iran is a great deus ex machina for Bush. Rally around the flag yet again. CLIP

IRAN: THE NEXT WAR By John Pilger (02/09/06)
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11851.htm
Bush and Blair are gearing up for it, and they are preparing us, too - just as they did before attacking Iraq. But where is the threat? (...) While the Pentagon has no plans to occupy all of Iran, it has in its sights a strip of land that runs along the border with Iraq. This is Khuzestan, home to 90 per cent of Iran's oil. "The first step taken by an invading force," reported Beirut's Daily Star, "would be to occupy Iran's oil-rich Khuzestan Province, securing the sensitive Straits of Hormuz and cutting off the Iranian military's oil supply." On 28 January the Iranian government said that it had evidence of British undercover attacks in Khuzestan, including bombings, over the past year. Will the newly emboldened Labour MPs pursue this? Will they ask what the British army based in nearby Basra - notably the SAS - will do if or when Bush begins bombing Iran? With control of the oil of Khuzestan and Iraq and, by proxy, Saudi Arabia, the US will have what Richard Nixon called "the greatest prize of all". But what of Iran's promise of "a crushing response"? Last year, the Pentagon delivered 500 "bunker-busting" bombs to Israel. Will the Israelis use them against a desperate Iran? Bush's 2002 Nuclear Posture Review cites "pre-emptive" attack with so-called low-yield nuclear weapons as an option. Will the militarists in Washington use them, if only to demonstrate to the rest of us that, regardless of their problems with Iraq, they are able to "fight and win multiple, simultaneous major- theatre wars", as they have boasted?  CLIP

Iran Ready for High-Level Talks, US Resists
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040706G.shtml
Iran has prepared a high-level delegation to hold wide-ranging talks with the US, but the Bush administration is resisting the agenda suggested by Tehran despite pressure from European allies to engage the Islamic republic, Iranian politicians have told the Financial Times.

Bush Knew Niger Claims Were False When He Leaked Them
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040906X.shtml
President Bush's apparent order authorizing a senior White House official to reveal to a reporter previously classified intelligence about Saddam Hussein's efforts to obtain uranium came as the information was already being discredited by several other officials in the administration, interviews and documents from the time show.

'Chicago Tribune' Demands Cheney Answer Questions on CIA Leak (April 11, 2006)
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002315203
NEW YORK The conservative Chicago Tribune editorial board apparently is fed up with Bush administration's explanations of its involvement in the ever-expanding CIA leak case. In an editorial on Tuesday it declared that Vice President Dick Cheney had "been in his bunker long enough. It's time for him to answer some questions--and not in the friendly venue of Fox News.¨"Instead, he should appear at "an unscripted news conference" where he would take all questions from reporters. CLIP

A 'Concerted Effort' to Discredit Joseph Wilson
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040906A.shtml
As he drew back the curtain this week on the evidence against Vice President Cheney's former top aide, Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald for the first time described a "concerted action" by "multiple people in the White House" - using classified information - to "discredit, punish or seek revenge against" a critic of President Bush's war in Iraq.

Vermont Democrats Call for Bush Impeachment
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040906B.shtml
Democratic Party leaders in Vermont on Saturday passed a motion asking Congress to immediately begin impeachment proceedings against George Bush.

Plenty of Opportunities to Impeach Bush
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040806I.shtml
Patriot Daily points out that Congress may ratify Bush's illegal spying with new FISA legislation so that his actions will be deemed legal and he cannot be impeached for having committed them, but Bush violated enough other laws to make impeachment proceedings possible.

Gangster Government
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041006N.shtml
Greg Palast writes: While Miller sat in a prison cell, Bush and Cheney were laughing their sick heads off, knowing the grand jury testimony, the special prosecutor's subpoenas and the FBI's terrorizing newsrooms were nothing but fake props in Bush's elaborate charade, Cheney's Big Con.

White House Made False Statements on Iraq WMD
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041206Z.shtml
On May 29, 2003, 50 days after the fall of Baghdad, President Bush declared, "We have found the weapons of mass destruction." The claim, repeated by top administration officials for months afterward, was hailed at the time as a vindication of the decision to go to war. But even as Bush spoke, US intelligence officials possessed powerful evidence that it was not true.

Did Plame out WH plans for finding WMD in Iraq?
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/4939
(...) "According to U.S. intelligence sources, the White House exposure of Valerie Plame and her Brewster Jennings & Associates was intended to retaliate against the CIA's work in limiting the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. WMR has reported in the past on this aspect of the scandal. In addition to identifying the involvement of individuals in the White House who were close to key players in nuclear proliferation, the CIA Counter-Proliferation Division prevented the shipment of binary VX nerve gas from Turkey into Iraq in November 2002. The Brewster Jennings network in Turkey was able to intercept this shipment which was intended to be hidden in Iraq and later used as evidence that Saddam Hussein was in possession of weapons of mass destruction. U.S. intelligence sources revealed that this was a major reason the Bush White House targeted Plame and her network."

The Revolt Against Rumsfeld
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041306C.shtml
A military coup in this country right now would probably have a moderating influence. We are witnessing the rumblings of an officers' revolt, and things could get ugly if it were to take hold and roar. The revolt is a reluctant one, aimed specifically at the personage of Donald Rumsfeld and the way he is conducting the war in Iraq.

White House Tied to Election Violations in New Hampshire
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041006Q.shtml
Key figures in a phone-jamming scheme designed to keep New Hampshire Democrats from voting in 2002 had regular contact with the White House and Republican Party as the plan was unfolding, phone records introduced in criminal court show.

A Culture of Corruption - By Bill Moyers (1 April 2006)
http://www.washingtonspectator.com/articles/20060401cleanmoney_1.cfm
Let's save our democracy by getting money out of politics. Money is choking our democracy to death. Our elections are bought out from under us and our public officials are doing the bidding of mercenaries. So powerful is the hold of wealth on politics that we cannot say America is working for all Americans. The majority may support such broad social goals as affordable medical coverage for all, decent wages for working people, safe working conditions, a secure retirement, and clean air and water, but there is no government "of, by, and for the people" to deliver on those aspirations. Our system of privately financed campaigns has shut regular people out of any meaningful participation in democracy. Less than one-half of one percent of all Americans made a political contribution of $200 or more to a federal candidate in 2004. When the average cost of winning a seat in the House of Representatives has topped $1 million, we can no longer refer to that chamber as "The People's House." Congress belongs to the highest bidder. At the same time that the cost of getting elected is exploding beyond the reach of ordinary people, the business of influencing our elected representatives has become a growth industry. Since President Bush was elected the number of registered lobbyists in Washington has more than doubled. That's 16,342 lobbyists in 2000 and 34,785 last year: 65 lobbyists for every member of Congress. The total spent per month by special interests wining, dining, and seducing federal officials is now nearly $200 million. Per month. CLIP

The al Qaeda Myth (12 April 2006)
http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/04/12/the_al_qaeda_myth.php
We now know that Al Qaeda had nothing to do with the London bombings in July 2005. This is the conclusion of the British government's official inquiry report leaked to the British press on April 9. We now also know that the U.S. military is deliberately misleading Iraqis, Americans and the rest of the world about the extent of Al Qaeda's involvement in the Iraqi insurgency. This was reported in The Washington Post on April 10, on the basis of internal military documents seen by that newspaper. What do these revelations tell us about the arguments of President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Blair that in Al Qaeda the "Free World" faces a threat comparable to that of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, a world-wide terrorist network which seeks to build a radical Islamist empire over half the world? That they are threadbare, to say the least. But also that they are cynical, misleading and self serving. The London bombings, it turns out, were the work of four alienated British Muslims, with no links to "international terrorist networks", who had learned how to make bombs by trawling the Internet. They had been radicalized and motivated, according to the report, by British foreign policies in the Muslim world - a view Tony Blair has consistently sought to undermine and discredit. The role of the alleged "Al Qaeda mastermind in Iraq," Abu Musab Al Zarqawi, we are now told, was cynically misrepresented and exaggerated by the U.S. military's propaganda units in an effort to discredit and divide the Iraqi insurgency and to provide a retrospective justification for the Iraq war by suggesting a link between Iraq and 9/11. CLIP

US Propaganda Campaign Hypes al Qaeda Role in Iraq
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041006J.shtml
Some senior intelligence officers believe Zarqawi's role may have been overemphasized by a propaganda campaign conducted by the US military, which has included leaflets, radio and television broadcasts, Internet postings and at least one leak to an American journalist.

Italy Will Withdraw Its Troops From Iraq
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041306B.shtml
"We consider that the intervention in Iraq was wrong and unjustifiable: no weapons of mass destruction have ever been found; multilateral legitimacy has never been solicited; and, finally, far from countering terrorism, the war has only contributed to exacerbating it," writes the Italian Prime Minister-elect.

Spain Indicts 29, Sees No al-Qaida Connection (April 12)
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041206J.shtml
Madrid, Spain - A Spanish judge issued the first indictments in the 2004 Madrid train bombings, charging 29 people Tuesday with murder, terrorism or other crimes after a probe that uncovered a hornet's nest of Islamic militancy but no apparent link to al-Qaida. In an indictment spanning 1,471 pages, Juan del Olmo, the investigative magistrate spearheading the probe, described the workings of a cell of longtime residents, most from Morocco and Syria. Inspired by extremist Islamic doctrine, they are said to have risen up against their adopted homeland to kill 191 people and wound more than 1,700. CLIP

An Updated Plamegate Timeline
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041106B.shtml
"Once you review this material there should be no doubt that President Bush is a bald-faced liar and used his office to attack Joe Wilson for trying to ensure the American people were told the truth about Iraq and its alleged efforts to buy uranium in West Africa."

With One Filing, Prosecutor Puts Bush in Spotlight (11 March 2006)
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041106C.shtml
Washington - From the early days of the C.I.A. leak investigation in 2003, the Bush White House has insisted there was no effort to discredit Joseph C. Wilson IV, the man who emerged as the most damaging critic of the administration's case that Saddam Hussein was seeking to build nuclear weapons. But now White House officials, and specifically President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, have been pitched back into the center of the nearly three-year controversy, this time because of a prosecutor's court filing in the case that asserts there was "a strong desire by many, including multiple people in the White House," to undermine Mr. Wilson. (...) With more filings expected from Mr. Fitzgerald, the prosecutor's work has the potential to keep the focus on Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney at a time when the president is struggling with his lowest approval ratings since he took office. Even on Monday, Mr. Bush found himself in an uncomfortable spot during an appearance at a Johns Hopkins University campus in Washington, when a student asked him to address Mr. Fitzgerald's assertion that the White House was seeking to retaliate against Mr. Wilson. CLIP

America's Secret Police?
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041306H.shtml
Intelligence experts warn that a proposal to merge two Pentagon intelligence units could create an ominous new agency. A threatened turf grab by a controversial Pentagon intelligence unit is causing concern among both privacy experts and some of the Defense Department's own personnel.

Physicist says heat substance felled WTC (April 10, 2006)
http://deseretnews.com/dn/print/1,1442,635198488,00.html
Extremely hot fires caused structures to fail, BYU expert says - EPHRAIM — A Brigham Young University physicist said he now believes an incendiary substance called thermite, bolstered by sulfur, was used to generate exceptionally hot fires at the World Trade Center on 9/11, causing the structural steel to fail and the buildings to collapse. "It looks like thermite with sulfur added, which really is a very clever idea," Steven Jones, professor of physics at BYU, told a meeting of the Utah Academy of Science, Arts and Letters at Snow College Friday. The government requires standard explosives to contain tag elements enabling them to be traced back to their manufacturers. But no tags are required in aluminum and iron oxide, the materials used to make thermite, he said. Nor, he said, are tags required in sulfur. Jones is co-chairman, with James H. Fetzer, a distinguished professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, a group of college faculty members who believe conspirators other than pilots of the planes were directly involved in bringing down New York's Trade Towers. The group, which Jones said has 200 members, maintains a Web site at http://www.st911.org. A 40-page paper by Jones, along with other peer-reviewed and non-reviewed academic papers, are posted on the site. CLIP

Bird Flu & Vaccines
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/shows/2006/04/11.html#recap
Expert in alternative medicine and founder of OsteoMed II, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny shared an in-depth look at vaccines and bird flu. She views bird flu as an environmental issue rather than a health care crisis. In Asia, a variety of pollutants such as dioxin, pesticides and raw sewage in the water supply can disrupt the immune systems of migratory birds and chickens and make them more susceptible to the H5N1 virus, she explained. Tenpenny said that the culling of rural chickens and the destruction of small farms is an agenda of multinational agribusinesses who favor "vertical" industrial farming. Their methods include genetically modifying chickens so that their growth cycle is greatly reduced (if humans grew as fast as GM chickens they'd weigh 350 lbs. by the age of two). Warning about the upcoming H5N1 flu shot, Tenpenny said the cell lines being used for the vaccine may be grown from dog kidneys, caterpillar eggs and other material that will have a strong possibility for viral contamination. Further, she cautioned that the government may eventually make such vaccinations mandatory, linking them with the ability to receive the new National ID card.

Because of agent orange, the Vietnamese have the highest number of deaths from influenza....including H5N1. (April 10, 2006)
http://www.birdfluhype.com/Orange.html
GLW articles on dioxin in Vietnam Even though the Vietnam War ended 30 years ago, the US's saturation chemical bombing is still wreaking havoc on millions, including the newly born making them third-generation victims. Nobody knows when the congenital deformities, one of many horrific health consequences of the toxic chemicals, will end.

Agent Orange International Solidarity Campaign - Vietnam calls for justice
http://www.greenleft.org.au/agent_orange.htm
Even though the Vietnam War ended 30 years ago, the US’s saturation chemical bombing is still wreaking havoc on millions, including the newly born — making them third-generation victims. Nobody knows when the congenital deformities, one of many horrific health consequences of the toxic chemicals, will end.As well as being teratogenic, Class-one human carcinogen dioxin was the most lethal poison left by the 80 million litres of herbicides/defoliants — more than half of which were nicknamed Agent Orange — that the US military sprayed or dumped regularly in central and southern Vietnam for 10 years until 1971. The defoliants were intended to destroy the Vietnamese liberation fighters’ forest cover and deprive them of food supply.As a result of these chemical attacks, a cocktail of health nightmares have been plaguing millions of Vietnamese who, after 50 years of war, foreign invasion and embargo, have lived in peace only since 1989. In more recent years, the Vietnamese authorities have begun to grasp the true scale and very long-term consequences of the devastation wreaked by Agent Orange. Meanwhile, the human toll arising from the growing problem is weighing down many communities. As well as the hundreds of thousands of victims who have died over the years, there are an estimated 3 million living victims. International solidarity neededIn the 1973 Peace Accords that paved the way to end the Vietnam War, the US promised Vietnam reparations of US$3.5 billion. So far, not a cent has been paid. Hanoi has also demanded that Washington honour its moral responsibility towards the victims devastated by its Agent Orange attacks, and help out in decontamination. CLIP

Climate Change Shattering Marine Food Chain (10 March 2006)
http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/041106EA.shtml
Brooklyn, Canada - Vast swaths of coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea and South Pacific Ocean are dying, while the recently-discovered cold-water corals in northern waters will not survive the century - all due to climate change. The loss of reefs will have a catastrophic impact on all marine life. One-third of the coral at official monitoring sites in the area of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands have recently perished in what scientists call an "unprecedented" die-off. Extremely high sea temperatures in the summer and fall of 2005 that spawned a record hurricane season have also caused extensive coral bleaching extending from the Florida Keys to Tobago and Barbados in the south and Panama and Costa Rica, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coral Reef Watch. High sea temperatures are also killing parts of Australia's 2,000-kilometre-long Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest living reef formation. As summer ends in the Southern Hemisphere, researchers are now investigating the extent of the coral bleaching. Up to 98 percent of the coral in one area has been affected, reported the Australian Institute of Marine Science last week. "The Great Barrier Reef has been living on this planet for 18 million years and we've undermined its existence within our lifetimes," says Brian Huse, executive director of the Coral Reef Alliance, a US-based NGO dedicated to protecting the health of coral reefs. "Twenty percent of Earth's reefs have been lost and 50 percent face moderate to severe threats," Huse told IPS. CLIP

Bogus Aspartame Study Exposed by Experts (April 11, 2006)
http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=12519
Atlanta, GA -- Desperate to reverse growing public awareness and scientific proof that the artificial sweetener aspartame is a deadly neurotoxin; the Calorie Control Council (CCC) issued a press release stating that a federal food survey proves that aspartame is safe. The move is seen by many to be a face-saving gesture by the CCC, a self-described weigh-loss advocacy group that has been advising a calorie-conscious public to use this non-caloric, excitoneurotoxic, carcinogenic drug since the 80s. They are a Public Relations organization, well known as an aspartame front group. CLIP

What Game Were They At? 'Wash Post' Deaf to Boos for Cheney
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002315663
NEW YORK - The veteran Associated Press reporter Terence Hunt heard them. Reuters heard them. In fact, virtually every press account of opening day for the Washington Nationals baseball team at RFK Stadium this afternoon mentioned that when Vice President Dick Cheney was introduced to throw out the first pitch he was loudly booed or at the minimum received more jeers than cheers. A video of the event proves it. CLIP

McDonald's Is Super-Sizing Destruction of Amazonia: Greenpeace
http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/040706EB.shtml
The environment group Greenpeace has launched a campaign against McDonald's, accusing the US restaurant chain of abetting the destruction of the Brazilian rainforest by buying meat raised from Amazonian soya.

FDA Agrees ADHD Drugs Cause Kids to Have Hallucinations
http://www.mercola.com/2006/apr/6/fda_agrees_adhd_drugs_cause_kids_to_have_hallucinations.htm
An FDA committee has recommended that information about the risk of hallucinations in children be added to the labels of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs. They did not, however, argue in favor of a "black box" warning, the strongest type of warning that can be affixed to a medication, for either hallucinations or cardiovascular risks, out of concerns that doing so would scare patients away from the drugs. This conflicts with an earlier panel's recommendation that the cardiovascular risks be given a black box warning. The FDA is likely to follow the more recent panel's advice. The recent panel also did not recommend adding a suicide risk warning to the labels, although one such drug, Strattera, does already carry a black box warning about suicide risk. They did recommend that the FDA create a medication guide explaining the possibilities of increased aggressive behavior, heart attack, stroke, and potential sudden death.

Quarter of Species Gone by 2050, Study Predicts
http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/041206EA.shtml
Using several models that project habitat changes, migration capabilities of various species, and related extinctions in 25 "hotspots," scientists predict that a quarter of the world's plant and vertebrate animal species would face extinction by 2050.

Omega-News Collection 8. April 2006
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1805953/




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From: "Suzanne Ward" suzy@matthewbooks.com>
Subject: Message from Matthew
Date: 7 Apr 2006

April 4-7, 2006

S: Matthew, hi dear! I'm ready.

MATTHEW: Thank you, dear soul, for coming to your computer so we can start this message before you are completely occupied with preparations for my sister's arrival on the weekend. Your 10 days after that will be filled with joyful times away from your usual daily service, and I would like to continue this message as your time permits so it can be disseminated prior to Betsy's visit rather than later in the month. No, nothing is of urgent nature— primarily I want to address what we see are the two main areas of global interest and concern, which are the same as the top of your list.

The first is the United States government's plans regarding Iran. This longstanding key element in the Illuminati agenda, which is intended to be orchestrated by its members in that administration and the country's military forces, differs greatly in intent and ability. Whereas Iran once was simply another Mideast country to bring under Illuminati control, just one more step toward world domination, by now that conquest is only delusion within the minds of the top Illuminati members. There may be incursions into Iran, but they will not escalate into the full-scale military operation that has devastated the people of Iraq, the death and injury toll and the destruction of their country.

Rational thinking would enable the ones bent upon subjugation of Iran, on the transparently hypocritical pretext of preventing that country's development of nuclear weaponry that would endanger world peace, to clearly see that this cannot be accomplished, but fear has severely debilitated their mental processes. Despite the stunning failure of their previous expectation to swiftly subdue any Iraqi opposition following the invasion, they still believe they will succeed in taking over the other countries in the region and thereby regain the power that they do know is waning. That knowledge is both their desperate driving force and their undoing. Always the Illuminati have discounted opinions contrary to their own, but in their seriously diminished mental capacity, they cannot evaluate available troop strength and they disregard military opinions that don't fit into their state of mind. So yes, it is possible that some deaths and destruction may occur in Iran because the field of potential is rife with frenetic thoughts pointing toward this; but be encouraged that in this moment there is no sustained energy momentum from possibility to probability, whereas the war in Iraq was inevitable because the forceful intent and strength of the darkness hit "certainty" long before the invasion.

So, even though we cannot say with any assurance how the volatility in the field of potential will proceed, please consider this: For every action there is a reaction, and the darker the deed, the more light that comes to expose it. Whenever the puppets of the off-planet dark forces cause death or great harm to peoples and lands, the light continues intensifying through the ever-growing numbers united in spirit for peace, justice, and upliftment of the disenfranchised peoples. Without the dark doers’ deeds, there could not be these triumphs for the light. Nevertheless, once again we urge you to send light to those who lack it, because it is this lack that fills them with the fear that leads to their violent and greedy ways.

What these puppets of the dark forces do not know is that the light has vanquished that immense force field of negative thought forms that had long prevailed in Earth's vicinity and captured them. Responding to Earth's plea for help and with God's authorization, benevolent forces of the universe entered battle with the dominating darkness and, as preordained, the light won. What you see happening now is the lingering influence of the puppets‚ themselves, and without the reinforcing energy of that dark force field, the once potent and far-reaching negative influence has been reduced to scattered, tattered entrenchments. Although the light is victorious, the dislodging of those remnant entrenchments will present the "bumps in the road" that I have mentioned in previous messages.

Among the bumps is the fact that many individuals, however caring and upstanding in motives and deeds, will choose not to accept the truths that the light will reveal. Mother, I know that your list includes questions from a thoughtful and compassionate reader who asked if "ordinary people" will know in this lifetime that they contributed to Earth's karmic fulfillment and thus played their roles well to that point. He wants fairness for these people who hold fast to their religious beliefs, which they cannot accept are rooted in dark deceit, so they will refuse the light energy that would enable them to physically ascend with Earth. Those are approximately his words, to the best of my recollection. No, those people will not be aware of their roles until they arrive in Nirvana, where memories will come as to what they had chosen to consciously remember during this Earth lifetime, but did not. Then, once again they will know the truth, and totally without judgment or penalty, will select other opportunities to "see the light" at the level each one needs, and therein is the fairness that caring reader wants for them.

He further asked if higher evolved beings truly realize what it is like to live in a world that precludes conscious awareness of what it means when a person denies what her or his soul knows is true. Yes, we do. All souls at this station who have lived in third density worlds—and for many of us, the multiple experiencing includes Earth lifetimes—intimately relate to the turmoil that is shortly ahead for the many millions whose religious faith, whose very foundation for living, is based on the lies they have been taught. We continuously beam to them in the fervent hope that when the full truth comes, they will open their hearts and minds to it, but we cannot impose upon them our intense desire for their spiritual reawakening.

And it is not the responsibility of you light workers to convince them that they must follow in your pathway. Yes, YES! do offer your enlightenment with patience and compassion, and rejoice just as we shall when your efforts succeed. But remember that your primary responsibility is not to others first, it is to Self—to stay steadfast in your light and not allow fear to enter your essence when you encounter challenges. You know that light beings are with you every instant in your journey, enfolding you with the love and protection of the Christed light.

Now then, the other issue at the forefront of concern is "global warming" and what it portends. It is true that great changes in climate are coming due to the evidence and reasons given by knowledgeable, honest scientists. However, they do not know the ultimate reason or purpose, that your planet is emerging from the polarity that was necessary for karmic balancing, and part of this is the return to moderate differences in temperatures and climates. During Earth's restoration to her original paradise self, glaciers will melt, the sweeping deserts will become arable, rain forests will flourish, variations in temperatures will markedly decrease, and every part of your world will become comfortably habitable.

This will occur more rapidly than you can imagine with the help of your "space" family. Their willing assistance is by your invitation via your heartfelt desire for Earth's well being, but also your bewilderment how to overcome the pervasive damage humankind has wrought. You will be astonished and joyous to see how quickly extraterrestrial technologies will eliminate the pollution in your water, land and air and enable Earth's recovery from the massive extractions of ores, crystals, oil and gas, all of which are essential elements for planetary health. ETs‚ free energy technology, some of which already is known by select scientists on the planet, will replace the energy sources that have been so destructive to your health and Earth's.

There will be other changes. Peoples now living in the coldest or the hottest climes will adapt, but it is unavoidable that the few animal species in the polar regions will disappear and some that live on the fringes will survive by migrating toward the equator—the affected species instinctively will know not to reproduce or when to move. Gradually some sea level coastlines will become submerged, but this need not present anxiety as there will be protective and compensatory measures for any inhabitants of those areas. We are aware of the speculation that Atlantis and Lemuria may rise, but this will not happen. The continents served well the ancient civilizations during that era on Earth and their return is not needed, but some of those souls have returned to assist in the ongoing consciousness-raising and spiritual renewal within today's civilization.

Mother, before we get to other questions on your list, I want to add a bit to the answer I gave you for replying to the ones who asked about overpopulation. As I just mentioned, vast regions that now are uninhabitable will become hospitable residential areas, thus doubling living space; but beyond that, contrary to current count and certainly population projections, your numbers are decreasing, not increasing. Prior to the time when peace and harmony will prevail throughout your homeland, many, many souls will leave due to the same causes as now: disease, starvation, injuries in wars and other types of violence, geophysical events. Ahead are the departures of those who refuse the light that would enable physical survival in the higher frequencies of Earth's ascension destination. Please do not feel despondent about this—those souls, like all others in the universe, will continue their evolutionary pathways wherever their needs shall best be served, and the eternal and infinite love of Source will under gird their experiencing.

And now let us continue with your list, Mother.

S: I have a question. You've said that in the higher frequencies people will live longer because disease can't exist there and also that fewer children will be born then. Is this combination because there's an "ideal" population figure that Earth's resources can sustain?

MATTHEW: If there is such a figure, I don't know it, but I can tell you that I visited a civilization of about 10 billion loving and intelligent people living on a healthy planet much less than the size of yours. But "ideal" does enter into this—individuals will choose to have fewer children in the ideal conditions of the Golden Age.

Now many babies are born into poverty because of the parents‚ perceived needs for extra income earners or they don't have the means to prevent conception; or the infants are born diseased because their parents are or addicted to drugs because their parents are; or they are too weak at birth to ever be healthy because their parents are malnourished; or their conception results from rape and they are unwanted, neglected and perhaps abandoned. The souls who incarnate in these circumstances do so for the hardship experiencing that balances lifetimes where they were ungrateful for their blessings of plenty, were greedy and ignored the plight of the needy, were cold-hearted toward people with infirmities, or are advanced souls who agreed to play those roles for the benefit of the other principals in the pre-birth agreement. Also, souls who enter fetuses and are well aware that abortion, miscarriage or stillbirth will be the outcome, do so for the emotional experiencing that well serves them and the parents in spiritual growth. None of those living circumstances and necessary choices for karmic balancing will be a part of the peaceful world and its abundant blessings that you are co-creating.

Something that I don't think is clearly understood even among light workers is that for the six decades and more of progressive planetary changes, your population has included many souls whose last incarnate lifetime was in other places, even in other galaxies, and knowing what would be transpiring on Earth, chose to experience the anticipated dire hardships and suffering that would complete their third density karmic lessons. Their next physical lifetime will be in the kind of world on your near horizon, perhaps in that very world of yours, but this is not only in service to self—these souls have greatly aided Earth by opening hearts unto global awareness and compassion. Other "ET" souls volunteer for those kinds of living conditions or severe physical limitations or chronic pain, mental or emotional distress, or to be political prisoners or unjustly convicted of crimes, and none of that is a karmic need. These are highly evolved beings who have come to inspire you, motivate you to achieve to your fullest, and upraise consciousness throughout the planet so that wrongs will be righted. Along with your caring and respect for ALL souls who experience adversity, honor their indomitable spirit and feel grateful for their vital service in this unique time on Earth.

S: Thank you for explaining that, Matthew. Do you want to add anything else before answering some questions we couldn't get to when they came in weeks or even months ago?

MATTHEW: No, thank you. By all means, let us address those unless they have been "overcome by events," in which case the readers already have their answers.

S: Right. Please comment on a proposal by a former Canadian Minister of Defense to hold hearings on relations with ET civilizations.

MATTHEW: Surely you know that we greeted this with a resounding "hoorah," but you may be surprised that it was a cheer of relief that this person finally responded to his godself's nudging to perform this part of the larger mission that he chose in the family's pre-birth agreement. He is one of the many light workers whose conscious awareness "is coming to light" belatedly.

S: Interesting! Does belatedly following one's intuition—or maybe conscience?—put "demerits" in the person's lifeprint record?

MATTHEW: Not automatically, that is certain, and since each soul reviews the lifeprint after memories of all other lifetime experiencing have unfolded,

I'd say that the integrity of the cumulative soul's assessment would arrive at a just evaluation. It would take into account how much harm, if any, befell another who had not chosen it and that could have been avoided if the person had heeded the soul's messages sooner.

S: That makes sense. Someone who wants to know how to increase higher energy vibrations within the body heard that spinning increases the energy within chakras. What can you say about this?

MATTHEW: If spinning is a pleasant sensation, by all means do it, but don't expect anything other than faster energy movement, because no exercise raises a person into a higher vibrational level. It is thoughts, feelings and deeds of godly nature that determine the light within a body, and the kinder, fairer and more generous, honorable, helpful and thoughtful a person is, the higher his or her vibrations are.

S: Is there is some "rule of thumb‚" for ascertaining if a person is working in the light when there is no personal acquaintance, e.g., a newly elected leader in a foreign country?

MATTHEW: I know I don't have to tell you to disregard political rhetoric! My best counsel in this, as in all other circumstances, is to ask your godself and trust the answer that comes as your intuition. Although energy sensitivity has greatly increased in accordance with the higher frequencies coming in, it has not reached the level where the majority can identify the energy emanations of another, particularly at a distance, and this is the only foolproof way to distinguish whether a person is working within the light or has a yet-undisclosed dark agenda. The same applies close to home, as participation in community service, spiritual groups or charitable pursuits doesn't necessarily indicate light worker status—some of them cleverly hide their real purpose that may be such as career advancement, control over others, sexual abuse activity or theft. Those third density inclinations are being exposed by the light—witness the individuals whose self-serving motives have become public knowledge—and will disappear in the higher vibrations along Earth's course.

I want to emphasize that there are many, MANY more persons of light than there are darkly, or negatively, inclined! With the exception of the Illuminati and other Satan worshippers outside that hardcore group of darkness, lighted souls are all over your homeland planet. I spoke earlier of the ones who may not be able to hear or heed their godselves urging them to listen when the truth of religions is revealed. Other than the fanatics of any religion who kill others and call it obeying God's laws, most devout ones have been adding light to the world by their thoughts and deeds. They are thoroughly good people whose religious faith inspires them to help wherever they see help is needed. It is NOT a punishment for their adherence to their faith that some may not make the journey with Earth; it is that acceptance of the truth gives the full measure of light needed to physically survive in the higher frequencies. Again I say, do not be despondent about this, as all will incarnate in worlds where they will have another opportunity to consciously remember their souls‚ choice to embrace the truth when it is given.

S: Thank you, dear. This reader isn't asking for financial advice—which you never give—but he would like to know how the global economy is going to be affected. Also, will the various currencies become one standard kind of exchange?

MATTHEW: The global economy is more myth than actuality. The various currencies, especially dollars, are printed and distributed with no foundation to back them, and the daily transactions involving billions of dollars are merely information from one computer to another. I am not saying that there is no agreed upon market standard for these exchanges or that no precious metals or other solid assets are available to justify some of the "face value" of some of the currencies. What I am saying is that regardless of where the money is—stocks, bonds, commodities, treasury notes, mortgages, manufactured goods, natural resources, bonds, real estate—whatever is available for buying or selling—the Illuminati control the money. They use it to buy governments, bankrupt countries, keep billions of souls at barely subsistence level, fund both sides in wars they start.

This cannot continue and it won't. I can't tell you the mechanics, so to speak, of the reallocation of the world's resources from the unconscionable fortunes amassed by the top Illuminati to the impoverished peoples, or how soon a standard monetary system can be implemented internationally, but I can say that it will be accomplished as swiftly and smoothly as possible by the knowledgeable transition team members at the ready. This step will closely follow the standby team members who will take over government leadership, first in the United States and end its engagement in war, and then will come the unseating of other corrupt leaders around the world. These logical first and second stages of transformation will lead to introductions to your benevolent ET family, the use of new and suppressed technologies and other innovations that will restore Earth to her original health and magnificence.

S: All of you "out there" must know about all our prayers for this to happen NOW! A civil engineer wants to know what construction materials will be used in the future and if architectural designs will change; also, what about all the utility lines and poles?

MATTHEW: It is joy for me to speak about what will delight you in your "future" world! Although much less lumber will be used than currently, the sacred agreement between trees and humankind includes their willingness to be used for decorative parts of building interiors and furniture in the short term, perhaps as long as the next half century. Other natural sources will come into wider usage, such as clay, strong reeds, straw, tropical canes, surface stones and plants that will be introduced later—again, in agreement with humankind.

Mother, thank you for your questions that are popping out at me. Everything in the universe is energy fluctuating at one frequency or another. Energy is the life force of everything, and with life comes a level of awareness. Because energy cannot be divided, only directed by thought forms, the thought forms that effect any cooperative venture are within the mass consciousness, which in turn permits unlimited communication and interaction possibilities of any one thing with any other thing. While there are countless levels between the lowest and the highest universal intelligence, which you may think of as omniscience, no thing is excluded from the mass consciousness; and the higher the vibrations of any environment, the higher the levels of comprehension of all life within it. To sound more personal—indeed, to be more correct—substitute "soul" for "thing" and you see the interrelationship of the totality of this universe.

To continue along this line, the fast-growing elements of nature—such as food crops, flowers, cotton and other fiber-producing plants, plants with medicinal aspects, canes and grasses, all kinds of trees—are expanding in consciousness along with you. At their varying levels of awareness and longevity, all agree to grow as long as needed and then be cut to meet your requirements. Acknowledgement of their importance and consciousness and gratitude for willingly ending their life for your use will become inherent in all peoples. You will know, too, and treasure the Devic kingdom that is so closely allied with the beauty and thriving of all that you consider Nature.

Now then, current and new technologies will produce substances similar in strength and appearance to concrete, steel, rigid and flexible plastics, and quality simulations of fine woods. Glass, which also will be altered from its present composition, will be widely used because you will desire to live closer with Nature even when working indoors. Geodesic domes will be popular as will fanciful building designs that reflect the light-heartedness that so long has been denied the majority of Earth's peoples. Architecture will be limited only by imaginations and choices, but no building will be ugly or inadequate for its purpose. Some of you will choose to live on the calm, restful seas for long periods, and the millions now living in painfully crowded conditions may prefer the solitude and restorative energy of forested areas. Parks and playgrounds will abound in cities and towns, and by unified intent, no litter or eyesore of any kind will exist anywhere.

Wherever you live or travel, you will not want the vista to be marred by the utility poles that now are necessary blights on landscapes. The poles will be removed and where conduits are required, they will be underground, as many now are; and other energy sources will be direct, without any need for connecting wires. Expanses of concrete gradually will be removed too, as new transportation modes will change the need for current fuels and highways. Although telepathy will be a common form of communication, voice-to-voice communion across the miles will be as important as now, but the harmful aspects of the wireless methods you are using will be gone.

But more wondrous than all of these transformations will be the peoples of Earth. The goddess vibrations that already are showing profound effects will continue to bless you as individuals and as a civilization. The negativity that is the root of fear, greed, dishonor and violence will be gone, and the vibrations of Earth's entirety will be love. Every soul's beginning essence— which is peaceable, kind, harmonious, wise, caring, respectful, responsible, generous—will be freed from the dark forces’ bondage that twisted that essence through deceit, ignorance, fear and ruthless cunning.

We understand that it is difficult for you to envision a world so vastly different from what you see today, as different as the cave dwellers‚ world at the other end of this spectrum, but it IS your vision at soul level! If this were not so, it could not happen.

Mother, the next question please.

S: Mash, I'm sure you know how magical and glorious it is to hear that! This question fits nicely here: Do you know if the recent appearance of albinos in several animal species has spiritual significance?

MATTHEW: It has both spiritual and transitional significance. You associate white with peace, and these animal rarities that are appearing are symbolic of the coming changes in animal nature that will eliminate the predator and prey food chain and restore the peaceful relationship that once existed among all species, including humankind.

S: That's such a lovely way to let us know that peace among us all is coming!

MATTHEW: And I believe it is a lovely way to end this message. So, with the love of the universe richly blessing you all and my personal caring, I say farewell.

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NOTE: See at http://www.bushflash.com/Right-hand column: "Seymour Hersh: Bush 'Messianic' on Iran Attack". Wolf Blitzer interviews. Check also the text of Hersh New Yorker article on Nuking Iran at http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060417fa_fact

From: http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/04/10/hersh.access/index.html

Hersh: U.S. mulls nuclear option for Iran

April 10, 2006

Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh says sources tell him Bush is "messianic" about Iran.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh, in an article in the April 17 edition of The New Yorker magazine, writes that President Bush wants regime change in Iran.

Citing a former senior intelligence official, Hersh says the administration views Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a "potential Adolf Hitler."

Among the options U.S. military officials have been asked to examine is the use of nuclear weapons against underground facilities for Iran's controversial nuclear program.

Hersh talked with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Sunday about the article.

BLITZER: Here's, among other things, what you write in the article: "A government consultant with close ties to the civilian leadership in the Pentagon said that Bush was "absolutely convinced that Iran is going to get the bomb" if it is not stopped. He said that the president believes that he must do "what no Democrat or Republican, if elected in the future, would have the courage to do," and that "saving Iran is going to be his legacy."

So what's your bottom line? Do you believe, based on the reporting you did for this article, that the president of the United States is now aggressively plotting military action, a pre-emptive strike against Iran?

HERSH: The word I hear is "messianic." He thinks, as I wrote, that he's the only one now who will have the courage to do it. He's politically free. I don't think he's overwhelmingly concerned about the '06 elections, congressional elections. I think he really thinks he has a chance, and this is going to be his mission.

BLITZER: So your sources have concluded basically that the diplomatic option as it's going forward is not necessarily going to work?

HERSH: That's the fear. The fear is that we're back to the pre-Iraqi invasion game when we went through the U.N. exercise. The fear is that the White House, there's some people in the White House who aren't really, no matter what happens diplomatically, they don't believe Iran's going to give up its ambitions.

BLITZER: Given the enormous military headaches the United States now has in Iraq, does the U.S. military have the wherewithal to launch another pre-emptive strike, this time against Iran?

HERSH: Oh, sure. We have plenty of air power. We can do it. We have great precision bombings. There's been a lot of planning going on. It's more than planning, it's operational planning. It's beyond contingency planning. There's serious, specific plans. Nobody's made a decision yet. There hasn't been a warning order or an execute order. But the planning's gotten much more intense and much more focused.

I can't tell you. Nobody can say what's going to happen in the future. But I can just tell you there are people in the Pentagon and people, our allies, the allies involved with us diplomatically, the French, the Germans and the Brits, who don't really know what the president is thinking.

BLITZER: Here's the most explosive item in your new article in The New Yorker magazine. And I'll read it: "The lack of reliable intelligence leaves military planners, given the goal of totally destroying the sites," the nuclear sites in Iran, "little choice but to consider the use of tactical nuclear weapons. 'Every other option, in the view of the nuclear weaponeers, would leave a gap,' the former senior intelligence official said. 'Decisive' is the key word of the Air Force's planning. It's a tough decision, but we made it in Japan."

Now, this is an explosive charge, an explosive revelation, if true, that the United States is seriously considering using a tactical nuclear bomb or bombs to destroy Iran's nuclear capabilities.

HERSH: What you just read says this. If you're giving the White House a series of options, and the option is to get rid of an underground facility -- the facility I'm talking about is Natanz, 75 feet under hard rock -- if you want to tell the White House one sure way of getting it in a range of options is nuclear, what happened in this case is they gave that option, the JCS, the Joint Chiefs [of Staff].

And then, of course, nobody in their right mind would want to use a nuclear weapon in the Middle East, because it would be, my God, totally chaotic. When the JCS, the Joint Chiefs, and the planners wanted to walk back that option, what happened is about three or four weeks ago, the White House, people in the White House, in the Oval Office, the vice president's office, said, no, let's keep it in the plan.

That doesn't mean it's going to happen. They refuse to take it out. And what I'm writing here is that if this isn't removed -- and I say this very seriously. I've been around this town for 40 years -- some senior officers are prepared to resign. They're that upset about the fact that this plan is kept in. Again, let me make the point, you're giving a range of options early in the planning. To be sure of getting rid of it, you give that option.

BLITZER: Your point being, or at least the points of some experts, that a conventional bomb, even a bunker-busting conventional bomb, would not be big enough to go that deep under the ground to assure the destruction of Iran's capabilities. Is that why you would need, theoretically, a nuclear bomb?

HERSH: What I write about is this, and, you know, it's a 7,000-word article, so it's easy to -- it's hard to summarize in a sentence. We learned in the -- three decades ago during the Cold War that we saw a lot of digging outside of Russia.

We didn't know what it was. It turned out to be an underground contingency of government facilities, 75 feet underground, hard rock.

And at that time, our planners -- if you want to have an all-out war with the Russians and decapitate, destroy the leadership, the only sure way, they said, 30 years ago, was nukes.

So when they looked at the underground facility in Iran -- as I said, this place, the main place is 75 hard feet underground, the only way you can tell the White House for sure, folks, you have to use a tac[tical] nuke.

But that isn't what they were -- they were just giving the range. But it's the fact that the White House wouldn't let it go that has got the JCS in an uproar.

BLITZER: And you're saying that some senior military officers are prepared to resign?

HERSH: I'm saying that, if this isn't walked back and if the president isn't told that you cannot do it -- and once the chairman of the Joint Chiefs or some senior members of the military say to the president, let's get this nuclear option off the table, it will be taken off. He will not defy the military in a formal report. Unless something specific is told to the White House that you've got to drop this dream of a nuclear option -- and that's exactly the issue I'm talking about -- people have said to me that they would resign.

BLITZER: Do you want to name names?

HERSH: Are you kidding?

BLITZER: I'm giving you the opportunity.

HERSH: No. You know why? Because this is a punitive government right now. This is a government that pretty much has its back against the wall, as you've been saying all morning, in Iraq.

And in the military -- you know, one thing about our military is they're very loyal to the president, but they're getting to the edge. They're getting to the edge with not only [Secretary of Defense Donald] Rumsfeld but also with [Vice President Dick] Cheney and the president.

BLITZER: The British foreign secretary, Jack Straw, was asked earlier today about this nuclear option, if you will, to deal with Iran's potential nuclear program. ... He didn't mince any words: "[The idea of a nuclear strike on Iran is] completely nuts" in his words. You want to react to that?

HERSH: Well, what he didn't say -- he didn't deny that there's serious planning about the military strike is the point. I mean, he's absolutely right about a nuclear option, but there is serious planning for a conventional war.

BLITZER: Here are some of the comments we've gotten from top Pentagon officials, reacting to your article in the New Yorker.

Larry DiRita, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs: "We will not, other than to remind people that Sy Hersh has a single anonymous source who is not in government, and both Hersh and the source have made fantastic, unverified, and wrong allegations before."

You want to react to Larry DiRita?

HERSH: I think the last time that he was talking about was when I wrote about Abu Ghraib. I think the phrase they used in the Pentagon -- I was throwing "crap against the wall to see what will stick" at that point, when I first began to report that there were serious abuses in Abu Ghraib two years ago.

BLITZER: Another Pentagon spokesman, Brian Whitman says this in reaction to your article, and I'll read it: "The United States government has been very clear about its approach to dealing with Iran. The president and the State Department are working diligently with the international community to include organizations like the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations to address diplomatically the troublesome activities of the Iranian government."

Whitman goes on to say, "This reporter" -- referring to you -- "has a solid and well-earned reputation for making dramatic assertions based on thinly sourced, unverifiable anonymous sources. It should be noted that Mr. Hersh never sought any comment, clarification or interviews with responsible and knowledgeable officials of the Defense Department."

HERSH: The New Yorker sent a long, detailed memorandum to the Pentagon on Tuesday. I e-mailed other people in the government, getting no response, other responsible high-level officials, not getting a response.

And all I can tell you is that the response was given -- a very churlish response -- was given to us on Thursday night or Friday that didn't respond, as he doesn't, to the issue.

The question: Is there serious military planning going on? And all of this talk doesn't evade the issue. The answer is yes and they're not actually denying it.

BLITZER: Here's the other explosive item in your piece, and I'll read it: "The Bush administration, while publicly advocating diplomacy in order to stop Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon, has increased clandestine activities inside Iran and intensified planning for a possible major air attack. Current and former American military and intelligence officials said that Air Force planning groups are drawing up lists of targets, and teams of American combat troops have been ordered into Iran, under cover, to collect targeting data and to establish contact with anti-government ethnic-minority groups."

Bottom line, what you're saying here is that there are American forces, clandestinely, already inside of Iran.

HERSH: That's what I'm saying.

BLITZER: You want to elaborate on that?

HERSH: Well, I'll tell you one thing that is very interesting to me about it. They're not Special Forces; they're regular military. And that's part of the Rumsfeld notion that all military guys are potentially Special Forces. And I think it's fraught with danger. But they're there.

And we're not saying any more specifically about where they are or what they're doing. Nobody wants to see anybody get hurt. But they are there and the American public should know it because, I assure you, the Iranian government knows it.

BLITZER: The official U.S. intelligence estimate is the Iranians are still years away from developing a nuclear bomb.

The Israelis are much more concerned. They think it's -- perhaps this year could be a decisive turning point in whether they go forward with it.

What is your bottom-line assessment, based on the reporting you've done? How close are the Iranians to actually building a bomb?

HERSH: You know, the point is, we don't know. It's not tomorrow. I've heard up to as long as 10 years. And as you know, the official estimate, intelligence estimate, of the government that was published -- leaked last year or obtained by The Washington Post said 8 to 10 years. And that's the best guess.

Here's the real, critical point. The critical point, it seems to me, is that we're not talking. This president is not talking to the Iranians. They are trying very hard to make contact, I can assure you of that, in many different forms.

And he's not talking. And there's no public pressure on the White House to start bilateral talks. And that's what amazes everybody.

When I was in Vienna [Austria], seeing officials of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the one thing they all said is everybody knows Iran is trying to do something. They're cheating. They're not near. There's plenty of time. And instead of talking about bombing, let's talk about talking.

Let's see if we can do something to begin a bilateral conversation. And it's amazing to me, not only that the president doesn't but there's no pressure on him from Congress or anybody else.

BLITZER: One final question before I let you go: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran: A lot of people think the guy is nuts. What do you think, based on all the reporting you've done?

HERSH: He certainly was a very rough customer. He was in the special operations force of the Revolutionary Guards in the '80s. He's been linked to a lot of very bad stuff, including assassination plotting abroad.

The real issue is who in control. And there's a lot of debate about it. Most people believe the supreme leader, [Ayatollah Ali] Khamenei, still has enough of the force and power.

But again, it's very nerve-wracking that we keep on pushing people that are volatile. They're not crazy. This is not Saddam Hussein. They're not going to sit there and let something happen. They're going to do something in response.




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From: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=BAX20060410&articleId=2228

Against the odds, America is said to be planning a military strike on Iran

by Sarah Baxter

The Sunday Times - 2006-04-09

It is seven o’clock in the morning eastern standard time when the news comes through to Americans at their breakfast tables. President George W Bush will shortly be addressing the nation live from the Oval Office. Moments later he is on air, announcing in a sombre drawl that Iran’s nuclear sites have been struck during the night by American bombers.

“You can see the shape of the speech the president will give,” said Richard Perle, a leading American neo-conservative. “He will cite the Iranians’ past pattern of deception, their support for terrorism and the unacceptable menace the nation would present if it had nuclear weapons.

“The attack would be over before anybody knew what had happened. The only question would be what the Iranians might do in retaliation.”

Sounds far-fetched? Think again. The unthinkable, or what Jack Straw, the foreign secretary, described only a few weeks ago as “inconceivable”, is now being actively planned in the Pentagon.

White House insiders say that Bush and Dick Cheney, his hawkish vice-president, have made up their minds to resolve the Iranian crisis before they leave office in three years’ time.

They say that military intervention — in the form of a massive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities — is being planned and that Bush is prepared to order the raid unless Iran scraps its nuclear programme.

“This White House believes that the only way to solve the problem is to change the power structure in Iran, and that means war,” a senior unnamed Pentagon adviser is quoted as saying in an article by Seymour Hersh, the respected American investigative journalist, in tomorrow’s New Yorker magazine.

The Sunday Times was last week given the same message. A senior White House source said Bush and Cheney were determined not to bequeath the problem of a nuclear Iran to their successors. “It’s not in their nature,” he said.

White House insiders scoff that Bill Clinton left Al-Qaeda unchecked. A nuclear-armed Iran, they believe, is too dangerous to be left to a potential Democrat president.

One date is said to be etched in the minds of military planners: 2008. Word has gone out that the Iranian nuclear crisis must be resolved by then or the regime of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, with its Israel-baiting rhetoric, will face military consequences.

Hersh reports that one option involves the use of a bunker-buster tactical nuclear weapon, such as the B61-11, to ensure the destruction of Iran’s main centrifuge plant at Natanz.

The Sunday Times understands that a strike with a conventional weapon is much more likely. By 2008 a new bunker-busting missile called the Big Blu should be available to the US air force. The 30,000lb behemoth is being designed for dispatch by the B-series stealth bombers and can penetrate 100ft under the ground before exploding.

Trident ballistic missiles, newly converted to carry conventional warheads, may also be on hand by 2008, providing Bush with further options.

What is going on at the White House? Is Bush really contemplating a strike against Iran or might his officials simply be talking up the possibility to strengthen their negotiating hand with Iran? If military action were to be launched, what would be the consequences for America, the Middle East and Britain?

UNTIL Ahmadinejad won the Iranian presidency on a tide of popular support that caught the West by surprise last June, Iran had been seen by many commentators as being on the mend.

American neo-cons had hoped the invasion of Iraq would set in train a domino effect across the region, with the people of Iran and other oil-rich states rising up to demand western-style freedoms and democracy.

Unfortunately the reverse has been true, in Iran at least. Since taking power, Ahmadinejad has openly embraced a tide of nationalism and anti-Israeli and American sentiment.

The rhetoric has been matched with action. He has restarted Iran’s nuclear enrichment programme, placing the country in breach of its international obligations and on a collision course with the West.

Seemingly emboldened by America’s problems in Iraq, last week Ahmadinejad continued his baiting of the West by staging ostentatious war games in the Gulf.

The hardware on display — flashy missiles, torpedoes and rockets — may be no match for US weaponry, but it served as a warning of the disruption that the regime could cause to the global economy by blocking the Straits of Hormuz, the corridor through which much of the Middle East’s oil flows.

“The importance of the ‘Great Prophet’ manoeuvre lies in the time and geographical place as well as the arms used,” General Yahya Rahim Safavi, head of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, said pointedly.

Revelling in the international spotlight and apparently oblivious to his growing pariah status, Ahmadinejad will this week up the anti by hosting an international conference focused on Palestine and “the Holocaust myth”.

IT IS against this backdrop and in the context of the race to find a diplomatic solution at the United Nations that the White House is briefing on military action against Iran.

Some observers will interpret it as more posturing than reality.

Nevertheless, the US administration is nothing if not tenacious and there was a growing feeling in Washington last week that Bush really has put a military option on the table. While the British and Europeans are still placing faith in diplomacy, the Americans are actively preparing for the worst case scenario, it is said.

Furthermore, while it is true that setbacks in Iraq have diminished American enthusiasm for military intervention, it would be a mistake to conclude that the American public, with its horror of the ayatollahs and memory of the 1979 embassy siege in Tehran, would not stomach a strike, Bush officials believe.

“The American people are not looking for new fights but they understand the nature of the Iranian threat very clearly,” said a senior American defence official. “I don’t see anyone out there saying, ‘Oh, we have to be nice to Iran’.”

Senior military planners at the Pentagon met recently to assess such an attack’s chances of success. They told the White House that they had yet to map all of Iran’s nuclear enrichment sites and that several were buried under deep granite mountains. A strike now could set the mullahs’ programme back only a couple of years at most.

Fast-forward to 2008 and the picture changes. By then more intelligence will have been gathered on the location of sites. And, crucially, Big Blu should be ready.

The damage, if not total, say experts, would be considerable. “The Iranians need 100% of their programme to build nuclear bombs,” the American defence analyst John Pike, of globalsecurity.org, pointed out. “We don’t have to destroy 100% of their facilities to deny the ayatollahs a nuclear capability.”

Edward Luttwak, a Pentagon adviser and expert on military strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, is a leading advocate of the theory that Iran’s nuclear installations could be bombed “in a single night”.

Inside the Pentagon, top officials have been citing Luttwak’s views. Air strikes by a handful of B2 bombers, flying out of the British dependency of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, would be enough to demolish the most critical Iranian nuclear sites such as Natanz, Arak and Isfahan.

“You don’t need to solve the problem of Iran, you just need to delay the mullahs for a few years, expose their vainglory and hope that the Iranians, most of whom hate this regime, will get rid of them,” Luttwak said.

It is a tempting prospect for Bush, who is determined to leave his mark on history as a “consequential president”, as Karl Rove, his adviser and guru, once put it. However, there is considerable nervousness among administration officials about the Iranians’ potential reaction.

“We’re in a state of flux about military action,” said a White House insider. “We can bomb the sites, but what then?” Will America hold its nerve if events take a sharp turn for the worse?

IF attacked, there is no doubt that Iran could unleash a wave of terrorism in the West and Israel and destabilise its all-too-fragile Iraqi neighbour. An attack would almost certainly also encourage Iranians to rally behind Ahmadinejad.

Luttwak admits that it would be disastrous if military action were to alienate pro-western Iranians, whom he regards as America’s “once and future allies” in the Middle East.

It is a view shared by many neo-conservatives, including Perle, who would prefer to see internal regime change in Iran rather than bombs raining down.

To this end the State Department has been awarded $75m to promote democracy in Iran. “It’s a safe bet the CIA has been given a budget 10 times that size,” observed Pike.

Last week there were reports that British ministers were to hold secret talks with defence chiefs to consider the consequences of a possible American-led attack on Iran.

The report was denied by Downing Street but there can be little doubt that the apparent change in American thinking must now be occupying minds throughout Whitehall.

Until recently it was assumed that any strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities would be left to the Israelis, who are the most interested party. That, say American defence sources, has changed on the grounds that only the US has the weaponry to perform the job in one night — presenting the world with a fait accompli.

More worrying for Labour perhaps is that under the American plans Britain would be expected to play a supporting role, perhaps by sending surveillance aircraft or ships and submarines to the Gulf or by allowing the Americans to fly from Diego Garcia.

Will Tony Blair still be in Downing Street by 2008 and, if not, would Gordon Brown as prime minister be willing to play ball on yet another military adventure in the Middle East? As public opinion stands, such a move could spell political suicide.

Larry Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former chief of staff, believes Bush is compounding the mistakes he made in the run-up to the war in Iraq. “If you get to the point where you have to use your military, you’ll want everybody on board with you and we haven’t even tried,” he said.

Such considerations have failed to sway Bush and Cheney before. If their approval ratings remain in the doldrums, there may be an upside to a strike on Iran. “Regardless of how bad Bush’s poll numbers are, Americans love a display of firepower,” said Pike.




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From: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060411/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_iran_26;_ylt=A86.I1arVztE5iwB2xKbOrgF;_ylu=X3oDMTA2ZGZwam4yBHNlYwNmYw--

U.S. Committed to Diplomacy on Iran

By KATHERINE SHRADER, Associated Press Writer

April 11, 2006

WASHINGTON - Administration officials say they remain committed to a diplomatic solution to ensure Iran does not obtain nuclear weapons. But they won't rule out military action as an option, even as they try to tamp down talk about military planning.

"I know here in Washington prevention means force," President Bush said Monday.

"It doesn't mean force, necessarily. In this case, it means diplomacy," the president added, calling recent newspaper and magazine reports about U.S. military planning on Iran "just wild speculation."

Current and former government officials involved in war-planning discussions over the past five years say the United States has drafted a menu of options. One official said the attention on Iran has increased markedly in recent months.

All of the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information.

The planning is similar to the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, which has been captured in books including Bob Woodward's "Plan of Attack." Similar blueprints also have been done — but never used — on any number of adversaries, including North Korea.

The plans are aimed particularly at facilities scattered across Iran known or suspected of being tied to the nuclear program. Within those sites, there could be hundreds of individual targets. The options include:

• Special operations aimed at sabotaging various sites or to clear a safe pathway into the country for an air attack. One of the officials said such missions, often to populated areas, would be dangerous in such a closed country as Iran and most likely couldn't be accomplished without leaving fingerprints.

Almost any option would require a force of at least several dozen just to go after a single target. The officials said air superiority would also be necessary to protect the teams while they do their work. That would require fast-moving, stealthy jet fighters, gun ships and other overhead defense systems.

Any plan that requires a sizeable ground attack is understood to be the least likely because of the operations' high risk and the current demands on an already stretched U.S. force.

• Air- and sea-based strikes that would use a variety of munitions including earth-penetrating bombs that would target underground bunkers. In some cases, several bombs would need to be fired at the same target to reach the most fortified facilities — a security strategy the Iranians adopted based on lessons learned during the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s.

The Air Force's angular F-117A stealth fighter, which can hold two 2,000-pound, laser-guided bombs, would be key to this, officials said.

• Some combination of the above.

The Iranian regime insists it wants only to produce uranium for peaceful civilian purposes, such as electricity generation. Yet Iran operated a covert nuclear program for two decades, and the U.S. and a number of its allies believe the regime's aim is a nuclear weapon.

National Intelligence Director John Negroponte told Congress in February that Iran is as much as a decade away from producing a nuclear weapon. But some estimates put that as low as three years.

Even the best laid plans to go after the nuclear program may be flawed in execution.

Two officials with extensive military experience said airstrikes would be a key option. But they said the Air Force often overstates the accuracy of precision strikes, as would be needed in Iran.

War planners have to figure out how to handle Iran's expected retaliation. The country could order terrorist attacks through Hezbollah. Iran also could try to cripple the world economy by putting a stranglehold on the oil that moves through the Strait of Hormuz — a narrow, strategically important waterway running to Iran's south.

Perhaps the best known site linked to the nuclear program is the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, located about 160 miles south of Tehran.

David Albright, president of the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security, describes the site as a complex in a 75 foot-deep hole, covered by layers of materials. It's unclear whether that includes concrete.

The site is designed to someday hold a cascade of 50,000 centrifuges that could be used to enrich uranium, but Albright said the Iranians have shown signs that they're having problems with the technology — a key hurdle.

One outstanding question for the International Atomic Energy Agency is whether there is a hidden, undeclared nuclear program. Albright said inspectors have found a number of inconsistencies in Iranian documents and a laptop associated with such a program. He believes there has to be a parallel program.

The question is: "Does it have much?" Albright said. "There is no evidence."

As tensions increase, some say the talk of war planning could make the diplomatic dialogue with Iran more difficult. "It makes negotiations much harder because Iran is left with the view that, no matter what we negotiate, the U.S. is going to attack," Albright said.

Meanwhile, Iran could easily create backup nuclear sites. A gas centrifuge facility, for instance, could be moved to a warehouse in an industrial area, making it very difficult to find.

There are disputes now about the quality of the intelligence on Iran.

Some officials say it has improved, thanks to soil samples, overhead reconnaissance, old-fashioned spying, information from the IAEA and other intelligence. But not everyone is sold.

Embarrassed by the flawed oversight in the run-up to Iraq, members of Congress are pressing the Bush administration for details on Iran. A spokesman for Negroponte declined to comment on specific issues regarding Tehran.

California Rep. Jane Harman (news, bio, voting record), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said she and other lawmakers were shown the nuclear case that the United States has been presenting to international organizations.

"I don't buy it. I think it's thin," she said.

Based on lessons learned from Iraq, Harman said she would like to know how many sources U.S. intelligence officials have, how confident they are of their information and whether there are any dissenting views.




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From: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060408/wl_mideast_afp/usirannuclearmilitary

US considers use of nuclear weapons against Iran

April 8

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The administration of President George W. Bush is planning a massive bombing campaign against Iran, including use of bunker-buster nuclear bombs to destroy a key Iranian suspected nuclear weapons facility, The New Yorker magazine has reported in its April 17 issue.

The article by investigative journalist Seymour Hersh said that Bush and others in the White House have come to view Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a potential Adolf Hitler.

"That's the name they're using," the report quoted a former senior intelligence official as saying.

A senior unnamed Pentagon adviser is quoted in the article as saying that "this White House believes that the only way to solve the problem is to change the power structure in Iran, and that means war."

The former intelligence officials depicts planning as "enormous," "hectic" and "operational," Hersh writes.

One former defense official said the military planning was premised on a belief that "a sustained bombing campaign in Iran will humiliate the religious leadership and lead the public to rise up and overthrow the government," The New Yorker pointed out.

In recent weeks, the president has quietly initiated a series of talks on plans for Iran with a few key senators and members of the House of Representatives, including at least one Democrat, the report said.

One of the options under consideration involves the possible use of a bunker-buster tactical nuclear weapon, such as the B61-11, to insure the destruction of Iran's main centrifuge plant at Natanz, Hersh writes.

But the former senior intelligence official said the attention given to the nuclear option has created serious misgivings inside the military, and some officers have talked about resigning after an attempt to remove the nuclear option from the evolving war plans in Iran failed, according to the report.

"There are very strong sentiments within the military against brandishing nuclear weapons against other countries," the magazine quotes the Pentagon adviser as saying.

The adviser warned that bombing Iran could provoke "a chain reaction" of attacks on American facilities and citizens throughout the world and might also reignite Hezbollah.

"If we go, the southern half of Iraq will light up like a candle," the adviser is quoted as telling The New Yorker.

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See also:

US plans strike to topple Iran regime - report (April 10, 2006)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/frontpage/story/0,,1750680,00.html
US 'intent on Iran attack' · Bush accused of 'messianic' mission
The US is planning military action against Iran because George Bush is intent on regime change in Tehran - and not just as a contingency if diplomatic efforts fail to halt its suspected nuclear weapons programme, it was reported yesterday.In the New Yorker magazine, Seymour Hersh, America's best known investigative journalist, concluded that the Bush administration is even considering the use of a tactical nuclear weapon against deep Iranian bunkers, but that top generals in the Pentagon are attempting to take that option off the table. CLIP

Europe proposes limited sanctions to halt Tehran's nuclear ambitions (April 11)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,,1751319,00.html
The European Union's foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, yesterday recommended limited sanctions against Iran, including visa bans on key figures, if Tehran continues to defy the United Nations over its disputed nuclear programme.

Full Coverage: Iran
http://news.yahoo.com/fc/world/iran;_ylt=A86.I1arVztE5iwB2RKbOrgF;_ylu=X3oDMTA2ZGZwam4yBHNlYwNmYw--

Global Research Coverage on Iran
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=newsHighlights&newsId=18




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From: "Mark Graffis" mgraffis@gmail.com>
Subject: Strike on Iran - Who to believe?
Date: 9 Apr 2006

From: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2006/04/09/dl0902.xml&sSheet=/news/2006/04/09/ixnewstop.html

Who to believe?

(Filed: 09/04/2006 - The Daily Telegraph)

Last Sunday, we revealed that several of Britain's defence chiefs were going to meet to discuss the effects on British interests of a military strike on Iran by the United States to destroy that county's capacity to build a nuclear bomb. Our story was categorically denied by Ministry of Defence officials, who told Sean Rayment, our Defence Correspondent, that there was "no truth in it whatsoever".

Yet those officials also told Rayment that by writing the story, he "had come very close to damaging national security". Asked how any story that was apparently false could possibly damage national security, the MoD officials changed tack: they admitted the story was correct in maintaining that there had been a meeting of defence chiefs - but, they insisted, an American strike on Iran had not been on the agenda.

It is, of course, no secret that the Bush administration has drawn up plans for a strike on Iran. As Seymour Hersh reports in The New Yorker tomorrow, many of the US officials opposed to a strike believe that its most immediate effect will be to generate an armed insurrection among the Shias in southern Iraq - precisely the region where British soldiers are concentrated. British soldiers are the most visible and easily accessible symbols of the American-led occupation in southern Iraq. They would be at very serious risk. Iran has also threatened to shut down its oil exports in the event of a strike, which could have a devastating effect on the world's economies.

But if you believe the MoD's press office, British defence chiefs are not talking about any of these things. They have no anxieties about what might happen to British soldiers in Iraq, and are certainly not meeting to discuss what to do in the event that the US drops "bunker-buster" bombs tipped with nuclear warheads on Iran's nuclear facilities.

We leave it to readers to decide which is the more plausible picture of events at the MoD: its press office's account, or ours last week.




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From: http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1746871,00.html

An exercise in bravado

Simon Tisdall

April 5, 2006

Iran has been conducting a sort of grand military parade up and down the Gulf this week, displaying its defensive hardware, test-firing sophisticated-sounding new weapons systems, and proclaiming its readiness to repel all would-be aggressors. Revolutionary Guard General Yahya Rahim Safavi, commander of the "Great Prophet" exercises, declared that Iran was now able to "confront any extra-regional invasion".

Neighbouring Sunni Arab states locked in political and territorial disputes with Tehran's Shia leadership may feel duly intimidated - not that any of them were planning to attack. A new high-speed torpedo called Hoot (meaning whale), so-called "flying boats", and various "radar-avoiding" surface-to-sea missile launches may also have seriously frightened local marine wildlife.

But the US, the principal intended audience of Iran's martial ostentation, is unimpressed. "We know the Iranians are always trying to improve their weapons systems," a Pentagon spokesman said yesterday. "The Iranians have also been known to boast and exaggerate their technical and tactical capabilities."

The US has repeatedly declined to rule out military action if coercive diplomacy fails to resolve the dispute over Iran's nuclear activities. And if the issue at hand is relative US-Iranian military might, it is really no contest. Total US defence-related spending will rise this year to around $550bn (£315bn); Iran allocated $4.4bn to defence in 2005. It cannot begin to match US weapons, technology and expertise.

Iran's great strength is its manpower: an army numbering 350,000 soldiers, plus 125,000 Revolutionary Guards, says the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Yet such an imposing host will be of little use if any future attack on Iran's suspect nuclear facilities is directed, as is thought likely, from the air.

Because of western sanctions, ostracism and a lack of spare parts, Iran has few modern fighter aircraft, although Russia recently proposed a $1bn sale of 29 Tor-M1 missile systems for anti-aircraft defence. The air force still relies in part on Iraqi MiGs flown to Iran for safety by Saddam Hussein at the start of the Gulf war in 1991 and never returned. Michael Knights, writing in Jane's Intelligence Review, said Iran was likely to try to repel any attack though a mobile defence of "highly integrated local networks of interceptor aircraft and ground-based Sams [surface-to-air missiles]". This would provide "layered protection" for strategic locations such as the Isfahan and Bushehr facilities and Bandar Abbas at the mouth of the Gulf.

While Great Prophet may have failed to predict Iranian military success, it has made a number of discomfiting points to the US and its allies. By focusing on the Strait of Hormuz, Iran reminded the west that up to one third of the entire world's exported oil supply must pass through a channel that American strategists call a "global chokepoint". The exercises alone have driven up crude oil prices.

American planners, trying to anticipate Iran's likely response to an attack, say it could block the strait using mines. Un-named intelligence officials told the Washington Post this week that there was a "growing consensus" that, if attacked, Iran would also resort to terrorism against civilian targets in the US and Europe, and would use Hizbullah and Islamic Jihad to foment trouble in Israel-Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq. No evidence was cited for these claims.

By highlighting external threats, this week's exercises have propaganda value for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government, anxious to shore up domestic support for its hardline stance. Iran's rejection of the UN's 30-day deadline for nuclear compliance was reaffirmed yesterday by the foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki.

Parading its own capabilities, the US has meanwhile made a point of publicising tests in Nevada of "deep penetration" bunker-buster bombs that could be used against underground nuclear facilities. And moving perilously close to "enemy lines", it plans its own naval exercises in the Gulf next month. The codename? Arabian Gauntlet.




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From: "Inge Hanle" hanle@uniserve.com>
Subject: Welcome to the world of SYNTHETIC Terror
Date: 11 Apr 2006

Welcome to the World of Synthetic Terror

April 5th, 2006 (http://physics911.net/) - The evidence is in, the analyses have been made, and conclusions have been drawn by scientists, engineers and other experts: the so-called terror attacks of September 11, 2001 were faked. There is, moreover, independent evidence from http://www.timesonline.co.uk/printFriendly/0,,1-3-1050175,00.html and credible sources that Qaeda is the creation of western spy agencies.

If you have any questions concerning these assertions, visit

http://www.physics911.net

The Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven has formed around this website. The Panel consists of over thirty experts in the fields of science, engineering, architecture, intelligence, the military, medicine, Islamic studies and other disciplines. The members are willing to stand up and be counted, even the ones with the highest public profiles. You will find them on the members list, accessible from the button near the top of this page.

Of course, the Physics 911 website is hardly alone in cyberspace. There are now literally hundreds of skeptical websites on the internet (with only a handful of dissenting sites defending the official story). There are other working groups with websites, as well, not to mention thousands of people doing their own inquiries into 911 and millions of people skeptical of the official story (including 48% of New Yorkers, according to a Zogby poll taken in 2005).

We are now living in what has been called the Age of Synthetic Terror. In contrast to the corporate media line, "terrorism" is the brainchild and product of western intelligence agencies. Its purpose is to foment domestic anger at Muslims in order to justify a program of

a) invasion of sovereign nations,
b) seizure of their oil resources,
c) mass murder designed to look like sectarian violence,
d) establishing permanent military bases and
e) the installation of puppet governments in the countries so affected.

It follows that the mass murder of 9/11, blamed on Arab/Muslim patsies, was but the opening scene of a drama that would have many acts, with hundreds of thousands of murders to follow.

There is one and only one way to bring this program of synthetic terror to an end. The knowledge that we have acquired must be made public and made public soon. 

The next massive military operation may be against Iran. Such an attack would require a triggering episode in which a handful of Muslims, Iranian this time, would be blamed for the bombing of a western target, possibly involving a nuclear device, given the (pretended) concern over Iran's nuclear program. (Think Iraq. Think WMDs.)

How long will it take members of the corporate media to break free with this story? Their colleagues may be unaware that the country of Venezuela has undertaken an international inquiry into 9/11. They may be unaware that Charlie Sheen's allegations are but the tip of an iceberg or unaware of the deception in Iraq or that the Osama tapes are faked.

The story is yours.

A. K. Dewdney
Coordinator Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven    

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Forwarded by "Kathleen Roberts" weerkhr@pacbell.net>

From: http://dailybeacon.utk.edu/printarticle.php?articleid=48804

9/11 produced by vast conspiracy

Nate Arthur - Columnist

October 11, 2005

"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe," Frederick Douglass, a 19th century abolitionist, said.

"The arts of power and its minions are the same in all countries and in all ages. It marks its victim; denounces it; and excites the public odium and the public hatred, to conceal its own abuses and encroachments," Henry Clay, a Kentucky senator, said in 1834.

"No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious," George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright, said.

My argument is as straightforward as it is secure and convincing: Our government was behind the terror attacks of 9-11.

To be believed, the argument requires that one think adult thoughts, have a more than casually informed view of history, and be willing to distinguish a fact from a sweet, soothing fiction.

We are told that on 9-11, 2001, we were attacked by a band of terrorist prodigies. 19 fanatical Arab wunderkinds of terror. They eluded our vast intelligence network and somehow managed to take out the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.

We‚re told the air defenses of the most aggressive military state on the planet could not get it together enough to prevent the last jihadi missile from getting to the nation's defense center in our capital, though it had been over 70 minutes since four airliners were almost simultaneously hijacked.

We are offered no dignified explanation for the absurd collapse of WTC building 7. There is not one bit of photographic or filmic evidence of the controversial Pentagon strike, because federal agents confiscated all of it, and none of it has been released.

Why do we deny the obvious conspiracy, the one that explodes directly in front of us, smelling like cordite? When any two or more parties convene for the planning or execution of a criminal act, that is a conspiracy, and a common circumstance in any land.

It is generally accepted that JFK was shot by more than one person. You can torture a lot out of some weak Iraqi insurgent or Arab-Canadian national, but physical evidence has always been more recalcitrant, and no one credibly claims that Kennedy was not shot from both in front and behind. And since the Warren Commission ruled that one lone assassin named Lee Oswald committed the act, and he was silenced by a government-connected mobster before he could ever testify, then we have most every American believing that something shady in the way of a conspiratorial cover-up took place. Glorious president Apollo was thus permanently, horribly betrayed.

That can't be good for justice or the national soul. Now imagine if the nation swallowed a crime a thousand times more heinous and unforgivable, and just as submissively swallowed its flagrant cover up.

How bad would that be for justice and the national soul? How would it embolden the conspirators, the criminals? They might feel they could do anything.

They might invade other countries on the slimmest pretexts. Or threaten their political enemies with poison letters and force obscene anti-constitutional legislation upon an already meek and corrupted Congress. Maybe continue to feed the rich and the military industrial complex with the earnings of the ignorant taxpayer, or even reconstitute pipeline deals and the Afghan opium trade and call it the gift of democracy to a "backwards, stone age" people who claim they‚d prefer it if we simply did not make a routine of waging proxy war in their country and stocking it with Stinger missiles and land mines.

German Jews smelled a conspiracy after the Reichstag fire, before Crystalnacht, and many wisely left before the cattle cars came.

The 400 descendants of African slaves who agreed to take part in the Tuskegee experiments begun in the ‘30s’ in which curious federal health officials allowed black men with syphilis to go uninformed and untreated to their deaths, telling them it was all a "blood experiment" and ultimately causing the infection of many children and wives, did not suspect a conspiracy, but should have.

It is not exactly justified to accuse an American of being nutty when they act outraged upon learning about espionage Operations Paperclip and Northwoods. When we know that U.S. intelligence spared and then used Nazi scientists, spies and hitmen during the Cold War, while the relatively ungenocidal Japanese all went to the gallows, we have a right to our outrage.

When we discover that conducting mock "terror attacks" against ourselves and blaming them on Cuba in order to invade them was a plan actually considered by the Kennedy administration, we should be suspicious of the presence of bad and stupid men in government.

What really happened on 9-11 is sort of widely known among that minority of Americans who do their own thinking. Every day I experience pangs of anger and disgust at the childishness of the official explanation about what took place.

It is a clumsy and hole-ridden explanation indeed. It is just as obvious that the media is doing its part to parrot that story and maintain it. The so-called independent 9-11 Commission was an offensive whitewash, every bit as sloppy and fraudulent as the commissioned whitewash of Kennedy's death, wolves looking into the tragic deaths of chickens. Sadly, all this can only imply that we are either gullible people or perversely dedicated to our denial.

There are large, professionally researched volumes of information on the truth of 9-11 all over the Internet. I suggest visiting Mike Ruppert's "From the Wilderness" Web site (http://www.fromthewilderness.com/) and the 9-11-Truth Web site (http://www.911truth.org/). Both offer such convincing objective evidence, and so many supporting sources, that only the most stubbornly brain-washed still believe our government's fascinating tale once they've done their own investigating.

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Nate Arthur can be reached at narthur@utk.edu




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Date: 7 Apr 2006
From: "Fred Burks" noreply2@wanttoknow.info>
Subject: Powerful, Free Documentary on 9/11 Invites Us to Transform Our Fears

This message is available online at http://www.WantToKnow.info/060407bestdocumentary9-11

"It's very true that some of the more specious conspiracy claims have been largely discredited and proved false. Some of the more radical "evidence" gathered by theorists is quite suspect and easily placed in the category of no-way-in-hell. This is valid. You have to chew through a lot of skin and gristle to get to the real meat. But...it is quite impossible to watch the entire "Loose Change" documentary and not come away just a little shaken, a little awed by the sheer number of perversely interrelated facts and aberrant coincidences-that-aren't-coincidences."
 -- San Francisco Chronicle, 3/29/06

Dear friends,

As one who has worked as a language interpreter for presidents and other dignitaries at the highest levels of government, I am deeply committed to strengthening democracy and to building a brighter future for all of us. I and many others in the research network in which I am involved have found that a key difficulty we face in building a better world is the resistance of many people to looking at some of the darker aspects of what is going both in the world and inside of ourselves.

I invite you to consider that by avoiding or suppressing the darker aspects of life, we only give them room to grow even darker and more threatening. By choosing to pull back the veil and look directly into the darkness, by choosing to face both our individual and collective fears and working to transform them, we can improve not only our own lives, but our entire world. I present the information below out of a desire to invite all of us draw back the veils and awaken to the deeper potential that lies within all of us to play an important role in transforming our world into a more caring, supportive place to live.

If you can give just a few minutes of your time, I invite you to open to a crucial piece of what is going on behind the veil by watching the most empowering documentary on 9/11 that I've ever seen. Titled "Loose Change," this highly revealing film is available free on Google Video at the link below. If you have limited time, I cannot recommend highly enough going straight to the link now and watching at least 10 to 15 minutes of this highly revealing documentary. The reliable information provided serves as a wake-up call for us all to come together in building a better world.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8260059923762628848 - Loose Change (82 minutes)

Though it ranks as far and above the best documentary on 9/11 I've seen, "Loose Change" is not enjoyable to watch. Many people find their stomach turning and their mind saying "is this true" or "how can this be?" The documentary is meant to be disturbing, yet it is equally designed to inspire us to action. Once we open to seeing the darkness by educating ourselves, we begin to take power back into our own hands both individually and collectively, and can then work together to create more balance and harmony in our world.

You may not be aware the even the major media has recently joined in raising serious questions about 9/11 and suggesting a major cover-up. The savvy, sophisticated New York magazine had a long, detailed article and the San Francisco Chronicle had two articles raising serious questions about the official story. One of the articles (see below) was on the front page of the entertainment section. CNN also recently gave over 10 minutes of very supportive coverage for several days running to this vital topic. To see these articles and watch the CNN clips, visit http://www.WantToKnow.info/cnn9-11cover-up

If you have questions about what you saw in "Loose Change," for much of the information provided we have links direct to the original, highly reliable sources allowing for easy verification at http://www.WantToKnow.info/9-11cover-up10pg
Our website at WantToKnow.info also has a 9/11 Information Center filled with more easily verifiable information raising many serious questions. If you have the time, before viewing "Loose Change" I recommend taking a few minutes to educate yourself about Operation Northwoods, which is mentioned at the beginning of the film. Read the reliable, verifiable information (including an ABC News article) at http://www.WantToKnow.info/010501operationnorthwoods.

Over the last year or so, numerous high-level government officials, professors, and others have joined in investigating and spreading the word the many unanswered questions around 9/11. For quotes from top government officials of both parties who have publicly raised questions in the media (links provided), see  http://www.WantToKnow.info/050908insidejob911. Over 100 respected professors and scholars have also joined together to form an investigative website exposing the truth of what happened on that fateful day (see http://scholarsfor911truth.org). The numbers of those involved in the 9/11 movement are growing every day.

For the many thousands of us who have spent long hours researching 9/11 (try Googling "9/11 cover-up"), we have found that the problem we are facing is not in finding solid facts and information disproving the official story. We have an abundance of reliable, easily verifiable information showing clear and obvious deceit on the part of both the 9/11 Commission and elements within government. Our problem is rather in breaking through the psychological barrier that keeps people from even wanting to look at the evidence.

As you watch "Loose Change", please remember that there is a large, well-organized network of passionate, caring people who have known about much of what is presented in this landmark documentary for years. We have accepted the disturbing reality and are ready to share with you what we know can be done to turn this all around. Below is the full article that came out in San Francisco's leading newspaper on March 29th with serious questions and great recommendations on the 9/11 cover-up. Underneath this revealing article are suggestions for what we can do now to make a difference and build a brighter future.

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From: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2006/03/29/notes032906.DTL

San Francisco Chronicle

Long Live The 9/11 Conspiracy!

Anyone still care about the heap of disturbing, unsolved questions surrounding Our Great Tragedy?

Here is your must-read for the month. Here is your oh-my-God-I'm-sending-this-piece-to-every-smart-person-I-know hunk of outstanding, distressing, disquieting media bliss.

Here it is: an absolutely exceptional inside scoop on the white-hot world of Sept. 11 conspiracy theories, writ large and smart by Mark Jacobson over at New York magazine, and it's mandatory reading for anyone and everyone who's ever entertained the nagging thought that something -- or rather, far more than one something -- is deeply wrong with the official line on what actually happened on Sept. 11.

See, it is very likely that you already know that Sept. 11 will go down in the conspiracy history books as a far more sinister affair than, say, the murky swirl of the Kennedy assassination. You probably already know that much of what exactly happened on Sept. 11 remains deeply unsettling and largely unsolved -- or to put another way, if you don't know all of this and if you fully and blithely accept the official Sept. 11 story, well, you haven't been paying close enough attention.

But on this, the third anniversary of the launch of Bush's illegal invasion of Iraq by way of whoring the tragedy of Sept. 11 for his cronies' appalling gain, what you might not know, what gets so easily forgotten in the mists of time and via the endless repetition of the orthodox Sept. 11 tale, is the sheer volume, the staggering array of unanswered questions about just about every single aspect of Sept. 11 -- the planes, the WTC towers, the Pentagon, the fires, the passengers and the cell phone calls and the firefighters and, well, just about everything. It is, when you look closely, all merely a matter of how far down the rabbit hole you are willing to go.

Verily, Jacobson, in his New York mag piece, encounters crackpots and fringe nutballs and those who think Sept. 11 was connected to aliens and electromagnetic fields and the Illuminati. It can, unfortunately, get a little crazy. But there is also a very smart, grounded, intelligent and surprisingly large faction -- which includes eyewitnesses, Sept. 11 widows, former generals, pilots, professors, engineers, WTC maintenance workers and many, many more -- who point to a rather shocking pile of evidence that says there is simply no way 19 fanatics with box cutters sent by some bearded lunatic in a cave could have pulled off the most perfectly orchestrated air attack of the century. Not without serious help, anyway.

Whose help? This, of course, is the biggest question of all, one which many of the more well-researched theories go a surprisingly long way toward answering.

You have to sift and sort. There are disturbing questions about collapse speeds and controlled demolitions and why the towers fell when the all-steel infrastructure was designed to easily withstand the temperatures of any sort of fire, even burning jet fuel. There are questions of the mysterious, media-documented blasts deep in the WTC towers that took place after the planes hit. There are questions of why there was such a short-selling spree on shares of American Airlines and United Air Lines the day before the attack, huge doubts about the failures of NORAD and the FAA, the bizarre case of the missing plane in the Pentagon crash, and also the downing of Flight 93 where, according to the coroner, no blood or major plane wreckage was actually found. There is, ultimately, the stunning failure of the entire multi-trillion-dollar American air-defense system. Just for starters.

There is also the very big question of what happened to 7 WTC, the only building not hit by anything at all, but which collapsed anyway, in a perfect controlled-demolition sort of way, for no reason anyone can sufficiently explain. But which just so happened to contain vital offices for the IRS, the Department of Defense, the CIA, the Secret Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission and more.

But perhaps Jacobson's article is insufficient for you. Perhaps you have heard much of it before, or you're more of the visceral type and need to actually see the proofs in order to delve deeper, have them laid out like gruesome body parts in a mesmerizing autopsy. Fair enough.

For you, we have the surprisingly compelling indie documentary "9/11 Loose Change" (Google it), freely available on the Internet and produced by three very astute and very young and very strong-willed dudes who managed to cobble together a truly astounding array of proofs and interviews and evidence, a full 1 hour and 20 minutes' worth of mesmerizing footage you will not be able to easily forget.

Or maybe you should peruse one of the countless Sept. 11 conspiracy sites, many of which link to relevant video and one of which -- scholarsfor911truth.org -- claims to be "a non-partisan association of faculty, students, and scholars, in fields as diverse as history, science, military affairs, psychology, and philosophy, dedicated to exposing falsehoods and to revealing truths behind 9/11." Start there.

Now, it's very true that some of the more specious conspiracy claims have been largely discredited and proved false. Some of the more radical "evidence" gathered by theorists is quite suspect and easily placed in the category of no-way-in-hell. This is valid. This is as it should be. You have to chew through a lot of skin and gristle to get to the real meat.

But oh the meat. The overwhelming quantity, the bloody, deadly stench of it. Fact is, it is quite impossible to watch the entire "Loose Change" documentary and not come away just a little shaken, a little awed by the sheer number of perversely interrelated facts and aberrant coincidences-that-aren't-coincidences, shaking your head at how it all seems to irrefutably prove there is far, far more to the Sept. 11 tragedy than just crazy Osama and his band of zealots, as you begin to sink into a sighing morass of rage and frustration and suspicion and mistrust. You almost can't help it.

Of course, there is another option. There is another way out. You may, as is the standard cultural default, simply ignore it all, scoff and roll your eyes and shrug it all off because it's just too bleak and distasteful to entertain the idea that the dark Sept. 11 thread winds all the way through the NSA and the FBI and the White House and the Project for the New American Century and Dick Cheney's mangled soul and God only knows where else.

But then again, no. You have to look. You have to try. Knowledge is power, and while the truth may be spurious and slippery and messy and deep, the pursuit of it is just about the only thing we have left. Give that up, and all that's left is spiritual numbness, emotional stasis and death. So what are you waiting for?

Thoughts for the author? E-mail him at mmorford@sfgate.com.


What We Can Do. Many of us having been working steadily for years to help find ways to bring this disturbing, yet critical information into the public light. Our hundreds of websites and media campaigns are beginning to bear real fruit with the recent media coverage. Choosing to educate yourself by exploring all of the plentiful information on the 9/11 cover-up is the first powerful step you can take. You can then invite your friends and colleagues to open to this information, remembering the psychological barrier that most people must overcome. Join us in presenting this issue as a powerful opportunity for a better world.

You can also join those of us in the 9/11 movement in asking the media to give fair and full coverage to this topic. We are particularly focused now on inviting Oprah to help raise the questions that need to be asked on her popular program. Send Oprah a message asking her first to learn about all the information discussed here, and then to invite key guests on to her show to discuss and debate this highly important issue. You can reach her at the link below.

http://www.oprah.com/email/reach/email_showideas.jhtml

And to provide balance to all of the darkness, I highly recommend finding some time to enjoy the deeply inspiring stories also available on our website at http://www.WantToKnow.info/coverupnews#inspiration. Let us not forget to find balance in dealing with these difficult issues. Remember that by looking into the darkness and educating ourselves to what is happening behind the veil, we choose to join together in transforming our fears. Because I believe in you and in all of us collectively, I have no doubt that we can and will spread the word and build a brighter future together.

With gratitude and very best wishes,
Fred Burks for the WantToKnow.info Team
Former language interpreter for Presidents Bush and Clinton


See our 9/11 Information Center at http://www.WantToKnow.info/911information

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Physicist says heat substance felled WTC (April 10)
http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/1,1249,635198488,00.html
Extremely hot fires caused structures to fail, BYU expert says - EPHRAIM — A Brigham Young University physicist said he now believes an incendiary substance called thermite, bolstered by sulfur, was used to generate exceptionally hot fires at the World Trade Center on 9/11, causing the structural steel to fail and the buildings to collapse.




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From: http://mujca.com/truthrevolution.htm

The 9/11 Truth Revolution

by Kevin Barrett, Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth: http://mujca.com

“It feels like you and I have started the revolution and God bless America.” Charlie Sheen

As 9/11 truth spreads, we are facing a revolution.

A revolution happens when the many at the bottom get together and overthrow the few at the top. At least that’s the theory. In practice, it isn’t quite that simple. The American Revolution was led by wealthy, well-educated deists, many of them slaveholders. The French Revolution involved the hungry masses, but the instigators were businesspeople, not street people. The Russian Revolution was led by a self-proclaimed vanguard. The anti-imperial revolutions that ended European colonization 50 years ago were led by the colonies’ Euro-educated elites.

Today, thanks to the rapidly-spreading brushfire of 9/11 truth, we are on the cusp of a new kind of revolution—a real one this time, a revolution from below. As conservative columnist Paul Craig Roberts writes, “the real story is what the people are saying about 9/11.” What Roberts means is that the powerful few and the institutions they control—the government, the corporations, the armed forces, the major political parties, the foundation-funded pseudo-left, the universities, the mass media, Hollywood—have imposed near-total silence on the issue of what really happened on September 11th, 2001. Worse, most of them have cranked out endless tape-loops of mind-numbing propaganda aimed at reinforcing the official Big Lie. And yet the people are speaking out loud and clear: 9/11 was an inside job—an act of high treason and mass murder by our own leaders.

In the latest CNN poll, over 80% of respondents agreed with Charlie Sheen that the official story of 9/11 is a cover-up. Earlier polls showed that half the citizens of New York, the city that was so brutally attacked, and Atlanta, the biggest city in the nation’s most conservative region, believe their leaders guilty of high treason and conspiracy to mass-murder.

Despite the best efforts of the treasonous billionaires who control all of our major institutions, the popular groundswell for 9/11 truth is unstoppable. The people have refused to be cowed into silence by inane fear-mongering and cowardly name-calling. All across the nation people are rising up and talking truth. “Have you seen Loose Change yet?” “That Charlie Sheen is amazing—how could CNN let him say that?” “You’ve got to read The New Pearl Harbor—here’s a copy, pass it on.” People are burning hundreds of DVDs and passing them to their friends, who are burning hundreds more. If the video-makers were getting full royalties on every copy, they’d be richer than self-confessed WTC demolisher and billionaire insurance-fraudster Larry Silverstein.

The source of this revolution is the courage and intelligence of the people. The neoconservatives, who underestimate the intelligence of other people almost as much as they overestimate their own, apparently thought that their monopoly media could coerce the poor dumb masses into lapping up outrageous lies indefinitely. What they didn’t realize was that new communications technologies, in the hands of smart, brave people, can spread the truth with absolutely no help from traditional top-down, one-to-many media systems.

The truth is that people in power are no smarter than the rest of us. They are just greedier. As the French saying goes, “plus il monte haut, plus on peut voit son cul” – the higher up he climbs, the more you can see his ass.

This is a moral revolution by ordinary decent folks against the greed-heads who will stop at nothing—not even the mass murder of their own countrymen in the service of a genocidal Big Lie—to gain even more wealth and power.

It is a revolution from below at every level, even in government itself. Dozens of honest agents and bureaucrats, stymied by their treasonous superiors, have spoken out. Colleen Rowley and the other Minneapolis FBI agents have made it abundantly clear that Dave Frasca, the mole and former head of the FBI’s Radical Fundamentalism Unit, intentionally blocked their most intensive efforts to call attention to the “hijacking plot” before it happened. Yet the traitor and mass-murderer Frasca, who stymied not only the Minneapolis agents, but also the Phoenix FBI agents and others, was promoted after 9/11! The many thousands of honest agents in the FBI, disgusted with their superiors’ complicity in high treason and mass murder, are a key part of our revolution from below, and will surely be dealing with the likes of Frasca one way or another.

It is a revolution from below in journalism as well as government. First it was the complete outsiders, the devil-may-care small-time bloggers, the folks at the very bottom of the journalistic food chain. (Note that some of these ultra-outsider bloggers, such as From the Wilderness and Global Research, have been outperforming the “real journalists” on key issues for years.) The outsider bloggers’ incessant agitation put 9/11 truth on the radar screen of the more respectable bloggers and the occasional honest academic. When the highly respected David Griffin’s The New Pearl Harbor came out, compiling and validating the bloggers’ research, low-level people at C-Span began urging their company to report “the other side of the 9/11 story.” The result was the nationwide broadcast of Griffin’s landmark University of Wisconsin talk 9/11 and American Empire last year. Now it appears that the actual working journalists at CNN have followed their C-Span colleagues away from their billionaire bosses’ fantasy land and back toward reality-based journalism, by giving Charlie Sheen a national platform for truth-speaking.

It is a revolution from below in religious communities too. More than a few independent-minded Jews have made major contributions to the 9/11 truth movement, while increasing numbers of evangelical Christians are waking up to 9/11 truth, as the many e-mails we get from them at MUJCA-NET attest. While the self-appointed leaders and Sunday morning money-leeches spew their hatemongering rhetoric at the alleged-WTC-destroying Muslim hordes, whispers are spreading among their flocks: “Wait a minute—look at WTC-7 collapsing, and Silverstein confessing. How the hell did Osama do that?” And in the American Muslim community, the silent majority has always known it was an inside job—but the academics, self-appointed leaders and spokespeople, perfect examples of the Qur’an-derided munafiqeen (hypocrites) who say whatever makes their lives easier, have managed to obscure that fact with their ongoing nicey-nice drivel that implicitly or explicitly accepts the 9/11 Big Lie. After the 9/11 truth revolution, I hope every one of these “leaders” will resign from their cushy positions and look for real work. Indeed, they might be better advised to crawl into a hole somewhere, for the silent contempt in which they are now held by most of their co-religionists will surely grow less silent.

The 9/11truth revolution from below will overthrow a good part of the American power structure. Billionaires will have their fortunes confiscated and spend the rest of their lives in prison. Most, perhaps all of the current administration will be tried and, presumably, either hanged or given some kind of truth-for-mercy deal. Its supporters throughout the judicial and legislative branches will be forced to resign. The CIA and other covert-op apparatuses will be broken into a million pieces and scattered to the four winds, finishing the job that JFK was unable to start. The media monopoly that enabled the 9/11 cover-up will be shattered into hundreds of fragments as the mother of all trust-busting eras commences. The uniformed military, and especially the Pentagon, will be purged of neocon moles, as the venerable institution of the firing squad is revived. Every last member of Skull and Bones, starting with the whole Bush crime family, will be hunted down, jailed, and forced to recite his entire sexual history to his cellmates while lying on the floor of the prison shower. And after the troops have pulled out, Rumsfeld, Perle and Feith will be air-dropped into Fallujah as a demonstration of how an undermanned invasion-of-three can be welcomed by adoring crowds strewing flowers at their feet.

Ultimately, though, the 9/11 truth revolution is not about vengeance—it’s about hope. The story of the triumph of the 9/11 truth movement, against such apparently insurmountable odds, is a story of ordinary people’s heroism, a veritable Frank Capra movie for the information age.

And though this revolution is an American movie, with a cast of thousands of heroes and Charlie Sheen doing an Oscar-worthy job in Best Supporting Role, it’s going to be a worldwide hit. You thought they liked Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 911 at Cannes? Wait till you see the world’s reaction to 9/11 Truth: The Reality. Other nations used to admire certain things about America—like our relative freedom, integrity, and imperviousness to corruption—and this movie will bring it all back, and then some. Better yet, this is the one American film that could really rock the Casbah in the Arab world. Want to lead the region toward freedom and democracy? Try setting an example. Overthrow your own corrupt leaders, and maybe the Arabs will overthrow theirs. And if you’re tired of being hated by Muslims, what better way to re-establish friendship than by exploding the 9/11 blood libel and calling off the Big-Lie-triggered war on Islam?

The global ramifications of the 9/11 truth revolution go way beyond ending the ersatz “clash of civilizations” manufactured by the fake-terror-mongers. Our American revolution from below will lead a cascading revolution around the world, as the globalist elites are jailed, trust-busted, and discredited, and corrupt leaders are overthrown like rows of rotten dominoes. In the place of the current top-heavy structure of world finance and governance, this worldwide bottom-up revolution will create a truly democratic, populist order to match the many-to-many communications revolution of the information age. This is the “Planetization Revolution” that was foreseen by de Chardin—a sort of “people’s globalization” that will unite the planet freely and democratically, rather than under murderous globalist tyranny. For details, see the revolutionary manifesto “Declaration of Union” at: http://www.planetization.org/declarationofunion.htm

The checks and balances on abusive power developed in the USA and elsewhere will be re-instituted and fine-tuned, as the power structure devolves toward a bottom-up rather than top-down decision-making model. People will seize control over their own lives, with individuals, families and local communities—not nation states, banks or corporations—making the decisions. This model of governance, as proposed by theologian and 9/11 truth supporter John Cobb, is one of “communities of communities of communities.” It will be realized after the 9/11-truth-triggered annihilation of the top-heavy institutions, and wealth-and-power-heavy individuals and families, that currently run the world.

9/11 truth offers the ordinary person of good will an unprecedented opportunity to change the world for the better. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and spread the word. When the time is ripe—and it is ripening fast—we will have the people, and the soul-power, to take to the streets.

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See also:


Actor Charlie Sheen Questions Official 9/11 Story (March 20 2006)
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/march2006/200306charliesheen.htm
Calls for truly independent investigation, joins growing ranks of prominent credible whistleblowers - Actor Charlie Sheen has joined a growing army of other highly credible public figures in questioning the official story of 9/11 and calling for a new independent investigation of the attack and the circumstances surrounding it. Over the past two years, scores of highly regarded individuals have gone public to express their serious doubts about 9/11. These include former presidential advisor and CIA analyst Ray McGovern, the father of Reaganomics and former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury Paul Craig Roberts, BYU physics Professor Steven Jones, former German defense minister Andreas von Buelow, former MI5 officer David Shayler, former Blair cabinet member Michael Meacher, former Chief Economist for the Department of Labor during President George W. Bush's first term Morgan Reynolds and many more. (...) Sheen said that "September 11 wasn't the Zapruder film, it was the Zapruder film festival," and that the inquiry had to be, "headed, if this is possible, by some neutral investigative committee. What if we used retired political foreign nationals? What if we used experts that don't have any ties whatsoever to this administration?" "It is up to us to reveal the truth. It is up to us because we owe it to the families, we owe it to the victims. We owe it to everybody's life who was drastically altered, horrifically that day and forever. We owe it to them to uncover what happened." Charlie Sheen joins the rest of his great family and notably his father Martin Sheen, who has lambasted for opposing the Iraq war before it had begun yet has now been proven right in triplicate, in using his prominent public platform to stand for truth and justice and we applaud and salute his brave efforts, remembering Mark Twain's quote. "In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, brave, hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."

Mainstream Media Blackout On Sheen 9/11 Piece
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/march2006/220306mediablackout.htm

Huge Reaction To Sheen 9/11 Story
http://prisonplanet.com/articles/march2006/210306hugereaction.htm

Charlie Sheen Reinvigorates 9/11 Truth Movement (April 1 2006)
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/april2006/010406charliesheen.htm
Average Americans defend Charlie Sheen while establishment attack dogs whimper, falter, retract - Responses to hit pieces routinely show massive support for Sheen




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From: http://www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james29.htm

DEPLETED URANIUM, ANTHRAX VACCINE AND THE GULF WAR SYNDROME

By Dr. James Howenstine, MD.

August 14, 2005

More and more veterans have become chronically ill from a multitude of symptoms since the end of Gulf War I. For many years the U.S. government denied any responsibility for their mysterious symptoms. Only 7,035 men were injured in this war. A total of 580,400 soldiers served in the first Gulf War. By the end of 2000 325,000 of these troops had become disabled This means that 56 % of those who served in the first Gulf War were disabled within less than 10 years.

In August 2004 American Free Press reported that eight out of twenty men serving in one unit during the 2003 invasion of Iraq had developed malignancies. This translates into 40 % of the soldiers in that one unit developing malignancies within a 16 month period of time. What is causing these terrible health problems?

Nine members of the National Guard from New York State recently returned from Iraq. These persons were deployed as Military Police. Two manmade forms of uranium were found in urine specimens from 4 of these 9 soldiers. Certainly soldiers in combat roles would be expected to have even greater exposure to inhaling depleted uranium dust.

Since 1943 the military has been aware of the extreme toxicity of uranium as a gas. A Oct 30, 1943 memo from Manhattan Project physicist James B. Conant to Brig. General L.B. Abrams stated that as a gas warfare instrument the radioactive material would be ground into microscopic particles forming dust and smoke and could be distributed by ground fired projectiles, land vehicles or aerial bombs. In this form it would be inhaled by personnel. They estimated that one millionth of a gram would be fatal. There are no known methods of treatment for such casualties.

The depleted uranium DU was also recommended as a permanent terrain contaminant which could be used to destroy populations by contaminating water supplies and agricultural land with radioactive dust. Current estimates suggest that the damaged soil in Iraq, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan will need four and a half billion years to recover from the radioactive effect of DU.

Some of the uranium from shells vaporizes into particles measuring 1/10 of a micron. These particles enter the atmosphere and later fall to the ground with rain. Radioactive debris has been found at both the North and South Poles. In gaseous form the chemically toxic and radioactive uranium easily enters the body through the skin or when inhaled into the lungs. Clothing and gas masks are easily penetrated. Large missiles and bombs can disperse nearly 100 % of the DU into the atmosphere whereas only 30 % of a tank shell disperses when fired. Any soldier or civilian who breathes this gas has a permanent dose of radioactive uranium RAU.

Uranium is quite dense so it is ideal for penetrating armor. The radioactive uranium is shaped into a penetrating rod 18 inches long and inch in diameter. When these shells are fired some of the uranium contacts air and explodes into flame (pyrophoric quality).

Scientists studying the biologic effects of radiation in the 1960s reported that radioactive uranium targets the DNA. Marion Fulk, a nuclear physical chemist, who had worked for both the Manhattan project and the Livermore Nuclear Weapon Lab interprets the new and rapid development of malignancies in soldiers from the 2003 war as “spectacular and a matter of concern.” She states “This is the perfect weapon (DU) for killing lots of people.”

There are three effects of depleted uranium on biologic systems –radiation, chemical and particulate. The particulate effect of nano-sized particles is the most important of these three. This appears immediately after exposure and targets the master code of DNA. Simply stated depleted uranium “trashes the body.” The DNA damage is so severe these patients develop multiple simultaneous cancers from different causes. This new syndrome has never been reported before and is unique to internal depleted uranium exposure. Such patients were seen in civilians in Yugoslavia after NATO bombing using DU bombs. There is currently an epidemic of cancer in Iraqi children.

Another horrifying consequence of DU exposure is damage to sperm causing many severe deformities in the children born to veterans of the first Gulf War. A group of 251 soldiers from Mississippi, who all had normal babies before service in Iraq, were studied. Sixty seven percent of their post war babies were born with severe birth defects. These children were missing legs, arms, organs or eyes and had immune system and blood diseases. In some Gulf War veterans families the only normal children are those who were born before serving in Iraq. The Department of Defense denies any knowledge of birth defects in Gulf War I veterans.

How Much Depleted Uranium Has Been Used?

Depleted uranium weapons were developed by the U.S. Navy in 1968. Depleted uranium weapons were given to and used by Israel with U.S. supervision in the Yom Kippur War in 1973 against the Arabs nations. Military research detailed the use of DU weapons at military testing grounds, bombing and gunnery ranges and civilian labs under contracts between 1974-1999. Presently 42 states have contamination from the manufacture, testing and deployment of depleted uranium. The United States has sold DU weapons to 29 countries.

In Gulf War I DU weapons were used against Iraq. Between 315 and 350 tons of depleted uranium was used in that war. The current Iraq war has expended an estimated 5 times more tonnage of DU than was used in the first Gulf War.

Japanese professor, Dr. K. Yagasaki, has calculated that 800 tons of depleted uranium is the atomicity equivalent of 83,000 bombs the size of the one which struck Nagasaki. The U.S. has used more depleted uranium since 1991 than the atomicity equivalent of 400,000 Nagasaki bombs. This includes four nuclear wars (Iraq twice, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan) and is 10 times the amount of radiation released into the air from atmospheric testing. Experts from the Department of Defense say that the U.S. has 100 million tons of DU. Using up the DU in wars afford a convenient way to dispose of some of the radioactive uranium and thus avoid some of the huge expense that careful disposing of tons of DU would entail.

The “clean up” of 34 Abrams tanks and Bradley armored vehicles that were erroneously hit by U.S. missiles during this first Gulf war was supervised by Dr. Doug Rokke. Today he is suffering ill effects from DU that entered his body in the clean up. One of the problems he has is brittle teeth. The uranium displaces calcium in both teeth and bones resulting in teeth that break. The majority of U.S. casualties in this war were from “friendly fire.” Dr. Rokke relates that DU is used because it is the most effective weapon at killing and destroying everything it hits.

Thousands of tons of depleted uranium were used for decades at four bombing and gunnery ranges in Fallon, Nevada. This usage is no doubt responsible for the fastest growing leukemia cluster in the U.S. The military has denied that DU has anything to do with this cluster. The medical profession has been involved in the cover-up—just as they were hiding the adverse effects that low level radiation from atmospheric testing and nuclear power plants were producing.

A physician in Northern California was being trained in the Pentagon with other physicians months before the 2003 Gulf War started. They were told to diagnose and treat soldiers returning from the 2003 war for mental problems only. Medical professionals in hospitals and facilities treating returning soldiers were threatened with $10,000 fines if they talked about the soldiers or their medical problems. They were also threatened with jail[1] terms.

Senator Paul Wellstone informed Joyce Riley R.N., executive director of the American Gulf War Veterans Association, that 95 % of Gulf War I veterans had been recycled out of the military by 1995. Any of those continuing in military service were carefully isolated from each other, preventing critical information from being shared with new troops. One has to wonder if his airplane crash was really an accident.

My initial reaction to the 1993 Gulf War was that it was all about oil which we desperately needed. Now it appears that I was wrong. Currently there is strong evidence that we are preparing to invade Iran. Whether this invasion will be preceded by another “terrorist” attack on the U.S. is obviously unknown. Perhaps a nuclear attack on a U.S. city by “Arabs” would attract sufficient public opinion approval to warrant another U.S. invasion of a sovereign nation.

My impression currently is that there may be a more insidious and sinister aspect to the invasion of Iraq. Could we be using this nuclear war as a way to lower the population of an Arab nation? Exposing all the citizens in a nation to a daily dose of radioactive uranium dust would be certain to produce very premature deaths and inability to reproduce. These irradiated nations will have huge problems with illness of their citizens and the inability of most parents to produce healthy children for succeeding generations.

Who is going to be willing to work in irradiated oil fields knowing that their life expectancy will be reduced by many years and that there is a strong possibility that they will probably never be able to have normal children. Even salaries of a million dollars annually do not sound very attractive to me to work in those irradiation contaminated oil fields.

The new book The High Priests of War documents how Henry Kissinger had planned an attack against the Arab world in the late 1960s and early 1970s. This nicely coincided with a Middle Eastern oil crisis and the development of DU war capabilities.

Mr. Kissinger had been previously involved in plans (later implemented) to lower the population of blacks in Africa by using bio-warfare[2] programs (vaccines contaminated with HIV virus). This CIA plot was code named PROJECT MKNAOMI. The details about the development of the HIV vaccine in the NIH Cancer Division are well documented in Leonard G. Horowtz’s book Emerging Viruses AIDS and Ebola Nature, Accident or Intentional?

When David J. Smith asked Vietnam Special Ops Green Beret Captain John McCarthy “who could have devised this omnicidal plan to use depleted uranium to destroy the genetic code and genetic future of large populations of Arabs and Moslems in the Middle East and Central Asia where most of the world’s oil deposits are located?” he replied “It has all the handprints of Henry Kissinger.”

Zbignew Brezinski’s new book The Grand Chess-board: American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives shows a Eurasian chessboard with four regions strategic to U.S. foreign policy. The “South” region corresponds precisely to the regions now contaminated permanently with radiation from U.S. bombs and missiles made from thousands of tons of depleted uranium.

Continued in http://www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james30.htm
http://www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james31.htm
http://www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james32.htm

This is worth reading as it reveals much clearly outlined vital information




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From: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=20060410&articleId=2241

Uranium’s Effect On DNA Established

The use of depleted uranium in munitions and weaponry is likely to come under intense scrutiny now that new research that found that uranium can bind to human DNA. The finding will likely have far-reaching implications for returned soldiers, civilians living in what were once war-zones and people who might live near uranium mines or processing facilities.

Uranium - when manifested as a radioactive metal - has profound and debilitating effects on human DNA. These radioactive effects have been well understood for decades, but there has been considerable debate and little agreement concerning the possible health risks associated with low-grade uranium ore (yellowcake) and depleted uranium.

Now however, Northern Arizona University biochemist Diane Stearns has established that when cells are exposed to uranium, the uranium binds to DNA and the cells acquire mutations, triggering a whole slew of protein replication errors, some of which can lead to various cancers. Stearns' research, published in the journals Mutagenesis and Molecular Carcinogenesis, confirms what many have suspected for some time - that uranium can damage DNA as a heavy metal, independently of its radioactive properties. "Essentially, if you get a heavy metal stuck on DNA, you can get a mutation," Stearns explained. While other heavy metals are known to bind to DNA, Stearns and her team were the first to identify this characteristic with uranium.

Depleted uranium - what is left over when the highly radioactive isotopes of uranium are removed - is widely used by the military. Anti-tank weapons, tank armor and ammunition rounds are just some of the applications. "The health effects of uranium really haven't been studied since the Manhattan Project (the development of the atomic bomb in the early 1940s). But now there is more interest in the health effects of depleted uranium. People are asking questions now," Stearns said.

Her research may shed light on the possible connection between exposure to depleted uranium and Gulf War Syndrome, or to increased cancers and birth defects in the Middle East and Balkans. And closer to home, questions continue to be asked about environmental exposure to uranium from mine tailings; heavily concentrated around Native American communities. "When the uranium mining boom crashed in the '80s, there wasn't much cleanup," Stearns said. Estimates put the number of abandoned mines on the Navajo Nation in Arizona at more than 1,100.




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Forwarded by "Kathleen Roberts" weerkhr@pacbell.net>

From: http://www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james43.htm

LUNG CANCER EPIDEMIC FROM DU HAS BEGUN IN U.S.

By Dr. James Howenstine, MD.

April 6, 2006

In the year 2005 there were 175,000 new cases of lung cancer in the United States. The months of January and February of 2006 have already yielded 172,000 new cases of lung cancer in our nation. What has lead to this shocking new development?

Second hand smoke exposure and cigarette smoking obviously can not explain this dramatic rise in lung cancer. Following exposure to radioactive iodine particulate debris in the air from shells and bombs, between 2 to 5 years of time is needed to lead to the appearance of malignancies. Our bombing of Afghanistan began in October 2001 (four and a half years ago) and the new bombing in Iraq began in March 2003 (exactly three years ago). Aerial bombs are more effective than artillery shells in increasing airborne radioiodine because they release more dust into the atmosphere. The radioactive iodine increment from these bombings was registered in the UK in the Aldermaston Report[1] released on Feb. 19, 2006.

The U.S. government has not released any information about the levels of radioactivity being observed in the U.S. and the controlled media in Europe and the U.S. has said nothing about the 4 genocidal nuclear wars the United States and it’s British ally have foisted off on the populace of the world. (Bosnia, Iraq twice and Afghanistan). The DU wars surely reflect the population lowering program for the world being implemented by the New World Order elitists (Tilateral Commisson., Bilderbergers, Club of Rome, 33 rd degree Masons, Illuminati, Council of Foreign Relations.)

Breathing radioactive particlulate matter has long been known to cause lung cancer. Miners working in uranium mines and other types of mining where radioactivity is an occupational hazard have a higher incidence of lung cancer. This danger from airborne radioactive iodine is greater than that found from cigarette smoking. The radioactive iodine particles go directly to DNA which is “trashed”. There are no ways the human body can rid itself of the radioactive particles so the health damage is permanent. This results in severe health problems particularly malignancies which have no effective therapies. Physicians in Bosnia are seeing patients present for care with three simultaneous malignancies something never previously reported in medicine.

Children in Iraq are dying in epidemic numbers from malignancies. In most nations cancer in children is uncommon. This makes depleted uranium shells and bombs an ideal vehicle to diminish the world population. The absence of media exposure critical of this genocidal program makes DU warfare a low risk program for lowering world population. One of the attractive features of using radioactive uranium for biologic warfare and population lowering is that there are no known effective ways to heal an individual who develops a malignancy after radioiodine iodine exposure.

A frightening aspect of depleted uranium warfare is that there is no way to protect oneself from this hazard. Clothing and gas masks are easily penetrated. The key persons running the New World Order are brilliant planners. They would not want themselves to die from lung cancer along with the rest of humanity. My guess is they have discovered methods to protect themselves from developing lung cancer. Certainly one has to be impressed with how effectively David Rockefeller, Zignev Brezinski and Henry Kissinger appear to have managed to avoid the infirmities of aging at least to outward appearances.

I do not know if persons living in the Southern hemisphere are also being exposed to radioiodine fallout. Recently Christopher Reeves wife, Dana, died of lung cancer at age 44. She was a healthy non smoker so her death appeared puzzling. The DU fallout may provide a rational explanation.

Because prevailing winds have carried radioiodine dust to Europe and probably the U.S. it appears that at least half the persons on planet earth are currently breathing radioiodine. The topic of depleted uranium bombs and shells will not be discussed in the media because the world’s media is controlled by the New World Order elitists. World wide public outrage could ruin their plans to rapidly lower the world’s population by 90 % if this issue was publicly discussed.

When a biologic warfare agent like the borrelia burgdorfi spirochete (Lyme Disease) turns out to spread person to person it becomes a gigantic success. We all must breath to stay alive. With at least half the persons on earth now breathing radioactive iodine the bio-warfare scientists appear to have their second big winner. Expect lung cancer deaths to rapidly increase worldwide.

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DEPLETED URANIUM, ANTHRAX VACCINE AND THE GULF WAR SYNDROME By Dr. James Howenstine, MD. (August 14, 2005) http://www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james29.htm
More and more veterans have become chronically ill from a multitude of symptoms since the end of Gulf War I. For many years the U.S. government denied any responsibility for their mysterious symptoms. Only 7,035 men were injured in this war. A total of 580,400 soldiers served in the first Gulf War. By the end of 2000 325,000 of these troops had become disabled This means that 56 % of those who served in the first Gulf War were disabled within less than 10 years. In August 2004 American Free Press reported that eight out of twenty men serving in one unit during the 2003 invasion of Iraq had developed malignancies. This translates into 40 % of the soldiers in that one unit developing malignancies within a 16 month period of time. What is causing these terrible health problems? Nine members of the National Guard from New York State recently returned from Iraq. These persons were deployed as Military Police. Two manmade forms of uranium were found in urine specimens from 4 of these 9 soldiers. Certainly soldiers in combat roles would be expected to have even greater exposure to inhaling depleted uranium dust. Since 1943 the military has been aware of the extreme toxicity of uranium as a gas. A Oct 30, 1943 memo from Manhattan Project physicist James B. Conant to Brig. General L.B. Abrams stated that as a gas warfare instrument the radioactive material would be ground into microscopic particles forming dust and smoke and could be distributed by ground fired projectiles, land vehicles or aerial bombs. In this form it would be inhaled by personnel. They estimated that one millionth of a gram would be fatal. There are no known methods of treatment for such casualties. The depleted uranium DU was also recommended as a permanent terrain contaminant which could be used to destroy populations by contaminating water supplies and agricultural land with radioactive dust. Current estimates suggest that the damaged soil in Iraq, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan will need four and a half billion years to recover from the radioactive effect of DU. Some of the uranium from shells vaporizes into particles measuring 1/10 of a micron. These particles enter the atmosphere and later fall to the ground with rain. Radioactive debris has been found at both the North and South Poles. In gaseous form the chemically toxic and radioactive uranium easily enters the body through the skin or when inhaled into the lungs. Clothing and gas masks are easily penetrated. Large missiles and bombs can disperse nearly 100 % of the DU into the atmosphere whereas only 30 % of a tank shell disperses when fired. Any soldier or civilian who breathes this gas has a permanent dose of radioactive uranium RAU. CLIP




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From: "Kathleen Roberts" weerkhr@pacbell.net>
Subject: Unclear but Pressing Sense of Mission
Date: 10 Apr 2006

Friends,

I share the following dialogue as of public relevance.

Richard Boylan, Ph.D.

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K.G. writes: "I know that I am a Star Seed person and that I have a mission but the mission is not clear at this time and it is driving me crazy. I ask, beg, plead for clarification daily but to date have not received the guidance that I am seeking. I had a vision as a child where I was told that I was here for an important mission." [snip]

I responded: "Dear K.,

You sense of frustration is shared by many lightworkers. It seems that precise information about mission has not yet manifested for a number of people, and they feel the pull. There are reasons for this.

One is that circumstances have not yet fallen into place where detailing a mission would make any sense.

Another is that the Cabal are mightily trying to thwart lightworker efforts to bring Earth and Human society from current corrupt state to a transformed renewed Earth Being and society. If some lightworkers knew their mission too early, Cabal operatives could access the information through telepathic mental intrusion and be forewarned and block the mission.

Hang in there. You are ready. When the time is right, your mission will be clear to you, or given clearly to you.

In the light,

Richard Boylan, Ph.D.




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Forwarded by David Creighton dcr8on@sympatico.ca>

From: http://tinyurl.com/s4cgx

Judas cast in new light

7 April, 2006

FRANCINE KOPUN

"Jesus entrusted Judas with a secret he did not reveal to any of his other disciples: That this world was not created by the one true God, but by a lesser, evil divinity as a place to entrap divine spirits."

One of the greatest villains in history was in truth a hero for the ages, according to an ancient gospel unveiled yesterday in Washington.

Judas Iscariot, a man whose name became synonymous with betrayal for selling information about Jesus to the Romans for 30 pieces of silver — an act that led to the arrest and crucifixion of the man Christians regard as the son of God — was acting on orders from Jesus himself.

"He's the good guy. He's the only apostle who understands Jesus," said Bart Ehrman, chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an expert in the New Testament. "In this gospel it turns out that Judas does turn Jesus over to the authorities, but according to this gospel, this is what Jesus wanted."

In fact, Jesus entrusted Judas with a secret he did not reveal to any of his other disciples: That this world was not created by the one true God, but by a lesser, evil divinity as a place to entrap divine spirits.

"The idea of this gospel is that humans have a divine spirit trapped within them that needed to escape their bodies and Jesus was just here temporarily and he also needed to escape and Judas provided him the way of doing it," said Ehrman.

Jesus even told Judas that he would come to be reviled through the ages for his actions, according to the gospel.

"Step away from the others and I shall tell you the mysteries of the kingdom," Jesus says. "It is possible for you to reach it, but you will grieve a great deal ... you will be cursed by the other generations ... and you will come to rule over them ... you will exceed all of them. For you will sacrifice the man that clothes me."

The "man that clothes me" is believed to be a reference to the human body occupied by Jesus.

The leather-bound papyrus text was found in the desert near El Minya, Egypt, in the 1970s.

It had been lost for nearly 1,700 years and some biblical scholars are calling the Gospel of Judas the most significant archaeological find in 60 years. The gospel was found in a codex, or ancient book, that dates back to the third or fourth century A.D.

It then circulated among antiquities traders, moving from Egypt to Europe to the U.S., according to information from the National Geographic Society, which held a news conference in Washington yesterday to announce the find. The society owns the publishing rights to the gospel and it is featured on a TV special on the society's digital channel on Sunday night, one week before the holiest day of the Christian calendar, Easter.

The text languished in a safe-deposit box on Long Island, N.Y., for 16 years before being bought by a Zurich-based antiquities dealer. During that time, as much as 20 per cent of the manuscript, believed to have been copied down in Coptic — the language of the Christian church in Egypt — around 300 A.D., crumbled beyond salvation.

When attempts to resell the manuscript fell through, it was transferred to the Maecenas Foundation for Ancient Art in Basel, Switzerland, in February 2001 for conservation and translation.

The papyrus manuscript — a form of paper made of dried water plants — has been authenticated by radiocarbon dating, ink analysis and multispectral imaging. Leading scholars who have studied the content and linguistic style of the manuscript have verified its authenticity.

There is no doubt it is genuine, said Ehrman.

Putting it back together was like assembling a jigsaw puzzle with 1,500 pieces, no picture to work with and many of the pieces missing. The manuscript was so brittle it crumbled at the slightest touch.

The view of Judas as Jesus' favourite apostle was espoused by the Gnostics, members of a second century A.D. Christian sect. The Gnostics believed that the way to salvation was through secret knowledge given by Jesus to his inner circle, and that Judas was the most enlightened apostle.

Mention has been made several times throughout history of the existence of a Gospel of Judas — the first known reference was made in 180 A.D. by Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyon, who denounced it as heresy.

The gospel was suppressed by the early Church because it conflicted with the teaching that the world was created by the one true God and that Jesus was his son, said Ehrman. The Gospel of Judas teaches that Jesus was the son, not of the creator, but of the true God, completely spiritual, beyond the world and our imagination. It conflicts with the Nicene Creed, recited in church services, which states: "I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth."

Canadian Bill Klassen, a biblical scholar and author of a book called Judas: Betrayer or Friend of Jesus, was one of the experts consulted in the lead-up to the release of the documents. He spent a week in Jerusalem in consultations, and says he's not 100 per cent persuaded it's the real thing.

"There have been so many fraudulent things."

He says there are many clues in the New Testament that point to the possibility that Judas was not a traitor, but in fact the most beloved of Jesus.

According to the New Testament, Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss to identify him to his persecutors. Crazed with guilt, Judas later hanged himself. His name has become synonymous with treachery.

But he has been reclaimed in pop culture. Judas was sympathetically portrayed in the hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar, the controversial movie The Last Temptation of Christ, and in songs throughout the ages.

Klassen said he hopes the discussion surrounding the gospel will lead people into a deeper consideration of "the other," to decrease their suspicion of those who are different, to question motives.

If Judas, the most notorious turncoat of all times, was actually the good guy, what does that say about others we believe to be bad?

Ehrman said he doubts the newly revealed gospel will change anyone's beliefs.

"I think what this gospel does is show us that Christians in the early centuries believed an extremely wide range of things."




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From: "Kathleen Roberts" weerkhr@pacbell.net>
Subject: April 14: Poop for Peace Day - All united against the tyranny of the bowel
Date: 9 Apr 2006

From: http://www.poopreport.com/Intellectual/Content/Poopforpeace/2006.html

Poop For Peace

The east hates the west. The Christians hate the Muslims. The liberals hate the conservatives. The Sunnis hate the Shiites. All across the globe, the chasm dividing humanity is ever deeper. In all the world's wars against terror, the distinction of who is perpetrating which depends on what side you ask - - so divided are we as a species that we can't even agree why we're killing each other.

For there to be peace, there must be understanding. For there to be understanding, there must be a common ground. But the further the chasm deepens, the more fundamental to basic human nature the common ground has to be.

And so April 14 is Poop For Peace Day.

Poop is the one experience all human beings have in common. We may have varying ideas of God and politics, but the power of an impending poop is a higher calling to which every human must answer. Side by side in a public bathroom, any two human beings are stripped of their differences and reduced to their most basic essence: a pair of feet sticking out below the stall, and a pair of butt trumpets performing a greasy symphony to lament humanity's non-negotiable deference to the call of the vile.

Under the influence of Taco Bell, there is no Christian or Muslim or Jew. There are only human bodies, reacting to the complications of digestion in the same predictable and malodorous ways. Poop wields supreme power over our bodies - - when poop calls, you answer, or you face the consequences. Poop is our cruel tyrant, our fickle deity, our omnipotent oppressor - - it is a force to which every human being has no choice but to submit.

And recognizing this is the first step toward world peace.

Poop For Peace Day is not a day of protest. Pooping for peace is not a left-wing or right-wing activity. Pooping for peace is an act of unity. It's not about religion or politics. Rather, it's about the simple truth: underlying our religions and our politics are universal needs, wants and desires. To poop for peace is to transcend arbitrary divisions and embrace that which makes us human. Only from starting at such a fundamental truism can we hope to expand our understandings and solve our differences.

On April 14, take some time to think when you take your time to stink. Think of yourself on your toilet, and George W. Bush on his, and Saddam and Osama on theirs. Think about the children of Iraq and the children of America, and realize that while their skins are different colors and their gods have different names, their daily ritual is exactly the same. We all poop, which means we're all human, which means we're all brothers and sisters. Any other differences are arbitrary - - we are all united in the daily struggle against the tyranny of the bowel.




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