Monday, October 31, 2005

We Have Been Warned by U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX)

We have been warned. Prepare for a broader war in the Middle East, as plans are being laid for the next U.S.-led regime change – in Syria. A UN report on the death of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafig Hariri elicited this comment from a senior U.S. policy maker: “Out of tragedy comes an extraordinary strategic opportunity.” This statement reflects the continued neo-conservative, Machiavellian influence on our foreign policy. The “opportunity” refers to the long-held neo-conservative plan for regime change in Syria, similar to what was carried out in Iraq.

Libby's Indictment: Counterrevolution by Paul Craig Roberts

The Bush administration neoconservatives who assembled the "intelligence" knew that it was false. The neoconservatives had their own agenda. They used the terrorist attacks of September 11 to turn the Bush administration to their agenda. As the leaked top secret British government Downing Street memo made clear, the agenda was to invade Iraq, and "the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy."

Before the War With Iran Begins by Mark Dankof

Before the War With Iran Begins

It is abundantly clear that war between the United States and Iran is approaching. Paleo-conservatives at BATR and the complete political spectrum of antiwar columnists at Eric Garris's correctly read the tea leaves of Neo-Con perfidy well before Mr. Bush's preemptive attack on Iraq in March of 2003. One of those tea leaves, was clearly the Project of the New American Century (PNAC) project as outlined in 1996, which laid out the corporate vision for war of Zionist Israel, the Oil Barons, the Bilderberg, the Trilateral Commission, Central Bankers, and the British government in partnership with our own cabal inside the Washington Beltway.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Pan-Turanianism Takes Aim at Azerbaijan: A Geopolitical Agenda by Dr. Kaveh Farrokh

Dr. Kaveh Farrokh of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver sends Mark Dankof's readers at BATR and Neo-Con Watch a post of his new on-line book, published through the kind auspices of Shirin Tabibzadeh and Rozaneh Magazine. It is must reading for those interested in inside information on the forces manipulating ethnic and regional conflicts in the Middle East and Central Asia to precipitate a War for Empire, petroleum consortiums, and Neo-Cons pulling strings to begin an expanding conflagration in Iran and Syria.

Dr. Farrokh's note to Mark Dankof is posted below for background information.
Greetings Mark,

As promised previously, I have posted my upcoming book (originally intended for publication) for free and unrestricted on-line public access. The link is:

Pan-Turanianism Takes Aim at Azerbaijan: A Geopolitical Agenda

The situation is all the more dangerous now, given the disastrous anti-Israel speech by the Iranian leadership in Tehran. Truly "fuel for the fire". That speech is a godsend to pan-Turan separatists like Rahim Shahbazi.

The recent Ahmadinejad speech is detracting attention from the disasterous AEI meeting hosted by anti-Iran "scholar" Michael Ledeen (forwarded below - I am sure you have seen this).

Ledeen's platform is one of many that provides pan-Turanian Azeri separatists such as Rahim Shahbazi, to spew nonsense narratives such as the "presence of Turks in Azerbaijan for 7000 years" and other such claims (see Part II of the on-line book). Pan-Turan ideology is discussed in Part I of the book, and Part II discusses how a false "history" has been invented for Azerbaijan.

Thanks to the anti-Iranian nature of the panel, and Iranian ignorance regarding Iran's pre-Islamic past, people like Shahbazi can act as pan-Turanian Prima Donnas.

The on-line book will fully expose the fraudulent basis of Pan-Turanian claims and who these so-called activists (including the Kurdish and Ahwazi seperatists) are. The e-mail below reveals the real agenda of the pan-Kurd and Al-Ahwaz seperatists as well. These are discussed in the Part VI of the book.

As promised, the book will also focus on the Bernard Lewis Plan and the geopolitical agendas (Part VI of the book). You may wish to start with Part VI first, before reading the book from its outset. This is because Part VI reveals information that will greatly surprise you - esp. regarding the separatism agenda against Iran.

Preparation of this book has taken a few years, so please be patient as you read this - try and read it in chunks. There are close to 200 pictures in the book as well (some will be shocking indeed). There are many details that I hope you will read carefully.

Pan-Turanian ideology has spent a lot of time and resources to prepare for Iran's destruction. Shahbazi (see e-mail below) now talks of Iran's "Balkanization". Make no mistake - he is a Grey Wolf (Turkish racist party) pan-Turan racialist. His powerful backers (e.g Ledeen) and handsome funding allow Shabazi to engage in widespread intellectual flatulence.

But this is what you must take notice - as you see in the attachment below, Shahbazi's argument is not with current regime in Tehran - he is against Iran and Persian culture itself. He is one of the Chehreganli-school hate-mongers who insists on viewing issues in racial (Persian vs. Azeri) terms. The recent Ahmadinejad speech is lamentable, however that must not detract us from witnessing the fruition of a long-term plan to "Balkanize" Iran.

There are many parallels with Yugoslavia in the late 20th century. Foreign sponsorship of separatism as well as inept political leadership in Belgrade (recall Slobodan Milosevic) destroyed that nation. Iranians need to wake up to what is happening. It is up to the people of Iran now to save their nation from destruction and senseless violence.

Please forward this on-line book to as many people and associations, as possible. I only ask that we all work together to stop the coming madness.

To Unity, Understanding, and Peace
Kaveh Farrokh


In a message dated 10/27/2005 12:02:19 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

Date: 10/27/2005 12:02:19 AM Pacific Daylight Time
Sent from the Internet
By Ehsan Tabesh

The National Iranian American Council

Washington DC, October 27, 2005 - The American Enterprise Institute and its resident scholar, Michael Ledeen, hosted a five-paneled discussion titled "The Unknown Iran: Another Case for Federalism?" The idea behind the conference, Ledeen explained in his opening statement, had come about through his realization that "only 51 percent of the population of Iran is 'Persian,' as they call it."

Prior to opening the conference, Ledeen dismissed allegations that AEI seeks to dismember Iran by pointing out that the think-thank hosted similar conferences on ethnic groups in Iraq prior to the US invasion of that country. Rather, "the panelists, who think of themselves as Iranian, seek to educate the American Public," he argued.

The conference and the ensuing chaos, which one audience member described as "Jerry Springeresk," demonstrated - in spite of Ledeen's assurances - major differences between the panelists on the central issue of Iran's identity and unity.

While Manda Zand Ervin, founder of the Alliance of Iranian Women, emphasized Iran's national unity and attributed ethnic tensions in Iran "to the repression of the Iranian regime," others put equal blame on the previous Iranian regime. Rahim Shahbazi, vice president of the Azerbaijani Societies of North America, accused both Iran's Islamic and Monarchic regimes of having conducted "cultural genocide for the last 80 years on two-thirds of Iran's population."

Shahbazi went on to declare that Turks have inhabited "Tabriz for more than 7,000 years. Since 5,000 BC, Tabriz has been the capitol of Turkish dynasties, of which the Qajars was the last."

Chiming in later, Morteza Esfandiari, representative for the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, criticized the Iranian government's treatment of the Kurdish population. "Kurdish kids are forced to study Persian in the name of unity," explained Esfandiari. Successive Iranian governments have promoted the language and culture of Iran's Persian population at the expense of those of other ethnicities, he argued.

Contrary to panelists like Esfandiari, Amanollah Riggi, chief of a 300,000 man strong Baluchi tribe, emphasized Iranian unity by referencing his own national identity and pride. "People say 51 percent of Iran is Persian, they are wrong; 99 percent of Iran is Persian and I am proud to be Persian too," Riggi stated. "From Kurdistan, to Khuzistan, to Azerbaijan, Iran once upon a time was a united Persia," remarked Riggi as one audience member protested by yelling "Viva Kurdistan!"

Ali Al-Taie, professor of sociology at Shaw University, who was the last panelist to speak, began his statement with a verse from the Quran, and argued that the Arabs of Khuzestan were the region's indigenous population and not recent immigrants. Al-Taie, who maintained that Iranian Arabs are descendents of the Elamite civilization, told the audience that his Doctoral degree was not recognized by the Pahlavi regime due to his Arab ethnicity.

Shahbazi was particularly vocal in his criticism of Iranian opposition groups, which he referred to as the "Persian opposition." He identified the Iranian government and Persian opposition groups as the main obstacles to ethnic harmony. "When it comes to ethnic rights, Persian opposition groups are on the same side as the terrorist Islamic Republic. If this continues, we will see the Balkanization of Iran," warned Shahbazi.

He dismissed Azeris that occupy high-level government posts in Iran as "hired guns designated to implement the racist chauvinistic policies of Iran." These Azeris, which include Ali Khamenei, were in his view "Uncle Toms" to the Azeri cause.

The Azeri nationalist later stated that "the Azeris have become disillusioned by the religious propaganda from the government" and turn to Turkish state TV for inspiration.

Shabazi's statements were cheered by a small group of supporters in the audience and at one point, audience members from different groups had to be physically separated in order to avoid a brawl.

The tense environment that surrounded the panelists' statements escalated during the question and answer period.

The first question, which was quickly dismissed by Ledeen, focused on his involvement in the Iran-Contra affairs and his advocacy for "an American style Iranian liberation."

When asked if he would welcome Iraqi Kurds "speaking up on behalf of Kurds in Iran that are under siege," Esfandiari responded "I certainly would," adding that Iranian Kurds share a close relationship with Kurds in Iraq and Turkey.

Later, when asked if the Azeri community had elected him to speak on their behalf, Shahbazi remarked, "no one sent me to speak, because Azeris in Iran are in jail."

Shahbazi, who was the target of a barrage of questions, was asked if he had evidence to support his assertion that Iranian opposition groups were on the side of the Islamic government. Shahbazi said yes and cited Persian-language Television networks in California that failed to incorporate Turkish or Azeri culture.

When the panel was subsequently asked to define the word "Persian," several claimed not to know the definition. An audience member then angrily responded "How can these panelists not know what Persian means?"

The chaos spiraled out of control as an exchange between Manuchehr Ganji, an audience member, and Al-Taie quickly turned into a yelling match.

When order was eventually re-established, an audience member asked the panel to outline their view on what US policy towards Iran should be.

Ervin-Zand, who earlier had stated that "the regime has concocted the notion of separatism to justify its human rights violations," called on the Bush Administration to end its "appeasement of Iran."

"We hope to see a US policy that ends negotiations with Iran forever," she said, arguing that the regime in Iran would fall if the US refused to talk to it.

Shahbazi, on the other hand, criticized American support of Iranian opposition groups and argued that "the real investment should be in the ethnic problem. This will be the true nuclear bomb that will blow away the Iranian regime."

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Mr. Galloway May Go to Washington, Again by Kurt Nimmo

Neocon sycophants and wannabes have built a cottage industry around attacking Galloway, as they boisterously go after anybody who makes a sound argument in opposition to their ghoulish rationalizations for killing hundreds of thousands, if not millions of Muslims. "Galloway is best known for his support of terrorists whom he refers to as 'the Iraqi resistance,’ his admiration for Saddam Hussein, his allegedly substantial involvement in the 'Oil-for-Food’ scandal, and his seething hatred of the West," writes Horowitz scribbler Rocco DiPippo. In the demented Manichean world of the neocons and their mean-spirited apostles, visceral disgust when confronting the wholesale murder of Iraqi babies and grandmothers is "admiration for Saddam Hussein" and "seething hatred of the West."

We, the People vs. Zionism by Anisa Abd el Fattah

Exactly what Zionism is or is not, does not seem to be of much interest to many Americans who are accustomed to hearing the word "Zionism" in respect to the Biblical idea, and who perhaps have not made the connection between Zionism and neo-conservatism in the United States. Unsavory Zionist ideologues and propagandist among Evangelicals and the Christian right have made a point of purposely blurring any distinctions between spiritual Zion, and the Jewish supremacist ideology called Zionism. They do this hoping to keep America’s faithful pumping their hard earned tax dollars, and charity into Israel, with false claims that Israel is Biblical Zion, and that Zionism is a messianic message.

Dialectics of the Plame Affair by GARY LEUPP

The neocon-dominated Bush administration opted for generalized Southwest Asian war after 9-11. "S.H. and U.B.L.; things related and unrelated," penned Rumsfeld the day after. The meaning of this shorthand is clear in retrospect: the administration would use the opportunity to link unrelated phenomena, most notably Iraq (S.H. = Saddam Hussein) and al-Qaeda (U.B.L. = Usama bin Laden), but also 9-11 with a whole range of unfriendly forces that could be targeted in the new situation. They could be targeted solely on the grounds that they were Arab and/or Islamic, and the American public could be trusted to link them all together as complicit in the terrible attacks. What an opportunity!

Dumb, but smart Feith by ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE

What has Douglas Feith, the former No. 3 at the Pentagon, done to deserve so many high-ranking public hoots of derision? First he was lampooned by Gen. Tommy Franks, the commander of both the 2001 Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Iraqi Freedom in 2003. "The stupidest guy on the face of the earth," Franks was quoted as saying.

Background to Betrayal by Justin Raimondo

That makes at least three neocons "turned" by the Bulldog. Libby follows John Hannah, the VP's national security adviser, and David Wurmser, Cheney's Middle East expert-in-residence, down the well-trodden path to collaboration with the special counsel.

Dankof to Persian friends: Ahwazi Arabs Linked to Neo-Cons

I have followed with great interest the recent controversy over the connection of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) to a conference featuring advocates of ethnic/regional separation from a unified Iran. As an American paleo-conservative and friend of the Iranian people, I have warned some of my friends off the record that fine Persian human rights activists who sought the liberation of their country from the IRI regime should be careful to avoid being used by American neo-cons whose desire for the end of the IRI regime is not matched by a commitment to an autonomous, independent Iran free of control by foreign consortiums.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Former UN Weapons Inspector: Don't Rule Out Staged Government Terror by Paul Joseph Watson and Alex Jones

Ritter says Neo-Cons are embattled, surrounded, could resort to desperate measures to further global domination.

Illegal Immigrants as Neo-conservative Cannon Fodder by William Norman Grigg

In a syndicated column published last February, Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Max Boot, a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, urged the creation of a mercenary army called the "Freedom Legion" in order to offset diminishing recruitment numbers and pursue the neo-conservative vision of a "global democratic revolution."

Frustrated Scowcroft Assails Neocons, Cheney by Jim Lobe

"I don't think Cheney is a neocon, but allied to the core of neocons is that bunch who thought we made a mistake in the first Gulf War, that we should have finished the job," Scowcroft told The New Yorker.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Our Inscrutable Iraq Policy: Why We Did It, What To Do Now, and What Happens Next by Karen Kwiatkowski

A big one is the general idea embraced by the neoconservative ideologues in the administration that the best thing we can do for Israel’s security is to be there. It is not enough to send several billions in economic and military aid each year, and it is not enough to veto UN resolutions that are unfavorable to Israel. It is not enough to have bases in Saudi Arabia and other conservative Arab monarchies and oligarchies. Some of these American friends are not friends of Israel, and it makes taking diplomatic actions against them more difficult. In the view of many neoconservatives, America needs to be there, militarily and economically in the region, working closely with Israel, our lone democratic ally and one that has the human intelligence capability on the ground that we have never had, and never will have.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Neolib Wes Clark and Bush's Tragic NeoCon Mistakes by Kurt Nimmo

In fact, the Soros neolibs are kissing cousins to the Bush neocons. In essence, they disagree on tactics—the neocons want in-your-face invasions and bombing campaigns, while the Soros-styled neolibs prefer to do their dirty work under a cover of darkness and by proxy through color revolutions and sanctions (i.e., starving people to death). Clark has thrown his lot in with the Soros-styled neolibs. He believes in the “mission in Iraq,” that is to say the belief Iraq must be brought kicking and screaming into the neolib world of “free trade” and subservience to the globalist agenda.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Judith Miller's Bloody Stain on the Press by Ahmed Amr

You would think that any journalist or publisher who had been led astray by the Bush administration would take umbrage at being used by the neocon propagandists as conduits for leaking an endless stream of misinformation to an unsuspecting public. To this day, the New York Times blames Judith Miller's infamous WMD reporting on Ahmed Chalabi and other Iraqi exiles. Sulzberger insists that Miller confirmed and double sourced Chalabia's fiction with United States officials convinced of the need to intervene in Iraq. Administration officials now acknowledge that they sometimes fell for misinformation from these exile sources."

Judith Miller is Unnamed Woman in AIPAC Spy Ring Indictment by Barry O'Connell

This is in reference to a meeting between FRANKLIN (Larry Franklin) and FO-3 (Naor Gilon) at the Pentagon Officers Athletic Club. The woman referenced is Judith Miller. Miller is a reporter for the New York Times who is as I write held in a Federal Facility in contempt of court. She wrote many now discredited stories on WMDs for the Times. The Charitable work was The Iraqi Jewish Archive which Judith Miller and Harold Rhode cooperated on with Ahmad Chalabi.

Cheney 'cabal' hijacked foreign policy by Edward Alden

Vice-President Dick Cheney and a handful of others had hijacked the government's foreign policy apparatus, deciding in secret to carry out policies that had left the US weaker and more isolated in the world, the top aide to former Secretary of State Colin Powell claimed on Wednesday.

PlameGate - Neo-Cons Ratcheting Up Counter-Offensives

According to informed sources in Washington, Vice President Dick Cheney's Chef of Staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is expected to resign after he is, as expected, indicted for his role in outing a covert CIA agent, Valerie Plame Wilson, the wife of Ambassador Joseph Wilson.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Niger Uranium Forgery Mystery Solved? by Justin Raimondo

Before Fitzgerald is done, we'll see the warlords of Washington hauled before a court of the people. We'll hear the whole sordid story of how a band of exiles, at least two foreign intelligence agencies, and a cabal of neoconservatives inside the Pentagon and the vice president's office bamboozled Congress and the American people into going to war. As the indictments come down, so will the elaborate narrative so carefully constructed by the War Party in the run-up to war be exposed as a tissue of fabrication, forgery, and fraud.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Are Neocons Losing Their Hold? by Howard LaFranchi

Others point to a battle of the books as a sign of a fight for foreign policy. On one side are titles like "Bush League Diplomacy: How the Neoconservatives are Putting the World at Risk," or "America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order"; on the other side is "An End to Evil," by neocon dean Richard Perle and former Bush speechwriter David Frum.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Traitorous Neo-Con Apparatus Forges Ahead With Military/Intel Putsch

The latest neocon spin is not only to attack Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald in the CIA Leakgate scandal but also to dredge up old canards that Valerie Plame and her Brewster Jennings & Associates counter-proliferation non-official cover (NOCs) team were somehow merely "desk clerks." According to well informed intelligence officials, nothing could be further from the truth. The fact remains that CIA clandestine operatives have been and continue to be disparaged and put in danger by the Pentagon's neocon cell that operates as a parallel and unsupervised operation inside the Policy and Plans directorate.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

The Arabs; It's No Use by Jihad Khazen

This has always been the case even before the neo-cons hijacked U.S. foreign policy. In the nineties the American team to the newly independent Muslim states of Central Asia was made up of Israeli apologists whose first condition in return for American aid was to recognize Israel and establish economic relations with it. The practice remains very much alive, and now unrepresentative Arab leaders need only to start a process of normalization with Israel and the Washington administration immediately forgets supporting terror, human rights abuses and political prisoners and missing opposition figures.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Gaffney's Gripe by Kurt Nimmo

Remarkably, Gaffney is able to pedal his Manichean drivel on the pages of the (Moonie) Washington Times, Jewish World Review, the Wall (War) Street Journal, USA Today, the New Republic, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, and Newsday—in other words, up and down the length and breadth of the corporate press, a media so infatuated with Bush and his neocon minions that it is truly nauseating.

Torture, the GOP, and the Religious Right by Jon Basil Utley

As has often been the case with this war, we find the answer among neoconservatives and the Religious Right, the hard-core alliance for war. Neoconservative leaders, almost all without military or business experience, nor with children in combat, have been the "brains," such as they are, behind the attack and subsequent occupation fiasco. Also, some of the conservative establishment, such as the Washington Times and National Review, offer many writers who endorse torture, and the adored Rush Limbaugh made light of the issue.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Miers Supreme Court Pick: Another Anti-American Neo-Con Yes-Woman by Paul Joseph Watson

In Harriet Miers, Bush has selected another Neo-Con yes-woman who will not, as naive conservatives had hoped, attempt to overturn Roe vs. Wade or any other abomination, but will obediently trash the Constitution and continue to move America towards despotism and big government.

Monday, October 10, 2005

The Public's Right to Know All About Judith Miller by Ahmed Amr

The first chapter would include detailed profiles of Paul Wolfowitz, Ahmed Chalabi, Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, Lewis ‘Scooter Libby’, Elliot Abrams, John Bolton and William Lutti. Judith Miller can give us a little background on how and when these actors teamed up to make the case for this war of choice. Why did Wolfowitz and Feith set up the Office of Special Plans and staff it with neocon ideologues affiliated with the American Enterprise Institute - a front for the Israeli Lobby that masquerades as a think tank? Judith Miller knows all about the American Enterprise Institute – having co-authored a book with Laurie Mylroie, a resident fellow at AEI.

Bush raises terror stakes by Jim Lobe

The fact that the NED, a bastion of neo-conservatism, was the chosen forum for Bush's speech was also significant. It was there in November 2003 that the president first spelled out his "forward strategy of freedom" for the Middle East after his pre-invasion rationales for going to war with Iraq - its WMDs and alleged links with al-Qaeda - proved to be unfounded.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Red Ink for Sulzberger and Judith Miller by Ahmed Amr

Given Miller’s intimate relationships with the neo-con intelligence manufacturing operations at the Pentagon Office of Special Plans, chances are she knew more about Valerie Plame than Lewis Libby or Karl Rove. Her supporters constantly bring up the fact that she never wrote a story on Wilson or Plame. Why would she? She was very likely the source of the story. It was part of her contribution to the mission to smear Wilson – which was apparently conducted from the office of the Vice President.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Israeli Spy Larry Franklin Pleads Guilty to Reduced Charges

In a statement, Franklin told the judge that the spying relationship with his Zionist handlers lasted from early 2002 through June of 2004. In one admission to the court, Franklin finally tied the espionage ring directly to Israel, saying that he had met with Naor Gilon, Israel's "political department" chief at the Embassy, on at least eight separate occasions.

While some believe that one of the reasons for Franklin's visits was to seek input on how to "spin" the neo-con line in favor of war with Iran within the DoD, the government contended that the spies also provided Gilon -- who has escaped to Israel -- with stolen secret material directly. Franklin's statement confirms the contention. The US government is understood to have looked at others in the case, though thus far no-one else has been charged.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

How the Neocons Took Over by Paul Craig Roberts

These essays are worthy of our attention. They illuminate America’s virtues that captivated a sophisticated European intellectual, and they will show liberals their excesses that enabled neoconservatives to capture the American rightwing.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

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The Universal Spirituality of Exile and The Apocalypse of John by Mark Dankof

The Universal Spirituality of Exile and the Apocalypse of John

"I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus."

Revelation 1: 9

I was walking my Long-Haired Dachshund tonight in the cool fall breeze of an isolated, wooded enclave located in the confines of suburban Philadelphia. If your mind operates like mine, this type of late-night trek in complete seclusion clears the mind. As the mind clears, it begins to take mental snapshots of different episodes spread over many years. As the snapshots isolate a moment in time, there are occasional moments where an insight occurs that supernaturally connects the dots and provides a deeper, more mysterious meaning to both the past and present. Without claiming clairvoyance, the deeper ponderance of past and present can supply a premonition about the future as well.

The first snapshot tonight repristinated the scene of a quiet dinner at the secluded outdoor table of a suburban Los Angeles restaurant. A night in June of 2005 was temporarily frozen in time warp. I saw myself seated again at the dinner table, with a scenic noctural view of the Van Nuys airport and the routine takeoffs and landings that punctuated the pleasant desert air without intruding into the thoughts and conversation of the table's occupants. My dining companions on that memorable night included the Persian human rights activist Shirin Neshat of Sarbazan. The other participants were a carefully chosen cadre of other Persian human rights activists and exiles from the tumultuous events which accompanied the demise of the Pahlavi Dynasty and the establishment of the Islamic Republic in Iran (IRI) regime over a quarter of a century ago.

I received a brief, poignant glimpse of the tortured psychic synthesis of love, pain, fear, estrangement, bitterness, and constant remembrance which characterizes the Persian expatriate in America. The anecdotes that night ranged from gripping personal accounts of bare escape from the nightmare that became Khomeini's Iran, to the terrifying conveyance of ongoing episodes of shadowing by IRI agents in a variety of locations in both the United States and Europe.

The fear of the sudden gunshot or knock-on-the-door in the dead of night that permeated Tehran in 1978 and 1979 has recurred with relentless reality in the allegedly safe haven of Southern California. This fear combines with an understandable Persian alienation from the increasingly decadent character of 21st century American culture, to produce a most noxious cocktail of incessant fear of the Future Unknown, where the apocalyptically turbulent and bizarre becomes a regular staple of life. Worst of all, the denizens of the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant that night wondered aloud if repatriation to the Land of Persia could be realized in their steadily evaporating lifetimes. The Youth of Revolution had been ruthlessly replaced by the Middle Age of Exile.

The next snapshot produced by the night air of early-fall Philadelphia took me farther back in time to August 12th,1996 and a nondescript Motel 6 room outside of San Diego. The exiles that night were not Persians but Middle Americans. The occasion was the aftermath of the collapse of the Pat Buchanan Presidential campaign, and the latter's 11th hour endorsement of Bob Dole at the Republican National Convention.

The handful of largely working class, culturally conservative Americans who had staked their lives on Buchanan, gathered over pizza and Diet Coke in Room 123 of the Escondido, California Motel 6, far removed from their candidate's posh suite at the Horton Hotel in downtown San Diego. They had not shared in Buchanan's televised Faustian rapproachement earlier that afternoon with Corporate America and the Republican Establishment at the San Diego Convention Center. They dined together in a spirit of quiet despondency and fatalistic resignation over the state of their individual lives and the dark landscape of the discernable future in a post-Christian America moving full speed ahead into the New World Order. Andy Griffith's Mayberry had suddenly vanished in the darkness without a trace. The denizens of Room 123 at Motel 6 compared notes that fateful night on their various experiences and mutually desperate situations in the different regions of America from whence they hailed, concluding that the America they resided in bore no resemblance to the land of their youth--or the choreographed, skillfully packaged, flag-draped pack of lies emanating from Bob Dole's coronation that week as the Republican Party's anemic answer to an America limping into the 21st century as a mere shadow of its storied past.

The nine years since Pat Buchanan's Salamis in San Diego have only confirmed the decision of the Exiles of Room 123 to follow their noctural departure from Motel 6 and California with the abandonment of a political party, process, and culture totally coopted by the stacked deck of cards dealt to the losers by the predatory power elite of relentless globalism.

King George W. Bush is now the latest front-man for the supposed winners in this cruel and rapacious charade. He has brought the United States into an unwinnable $300 billon dollar war of counter-insurgency in Iraq, a move tagged by ex-National Security Agency chief Lt. General William Odom as the "greatest strategic blunder in the history of the United States." The burgeoning budget and trade deficits of $500 and $700 billion respectively, signal an eventual jettisoning of dollar-based debt instruments by Asian banks holding a dagger at the throat of what remains of the Government of the United States. The fatal culmination of this turn of historical event will collapse the American dollar, even as Middle Eastern oil bourses contemplate the exchange of the dollar for the Euro as the currency of the day in petroleum sales to the world. The tragi-comedy of the non-performance of FEMA in the catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is suggestive of the larger slippage of the grip of the American political establishment on the management of events and contingencies in every single aspect of economic and political life on the planet.

And on the cultural front, the exponential increase in decadence and lawlessness is matched by the continued invasion of the American homeland by an estimated 3 million illegal aliens a year. Corporate America has apparently decided that cheap labor is worth the price of the Balkanization of the homeland. And speaking of the homeland, the Deparment of Homeland Security and its beloved USA Patriot Act, continue to reduce the Bill of Rights to a paper fiction in the wake of the advent of the emergence of the Beast derived by the marriage of the Central State to the Economic Consortium/Conglomerate. Those left out cannot "buy, or sell, or trade" (Revelation 13: 17). Who will be the final instrument in the impending Babylonian Exile of Old Glory? Communist China? An emerging pan-Islamic alliance fed up with the Sykes-Picot Agreement and British-American support of Zionism? The clock is ticking to cataclysm.

Two thoughts hit me in the fall night air of a contemplative forested wandering in Philadelphia. The Persian expatriates of Los Angeles in the summer of 2005 are as organic one with the Middle American wandering in the wilderness embodied in the horrid events of San Diego almost a decade ago. For the former, spiritual exile has been accompanied by physical loss of home and geographic banishment at the hands of theocratic fanaticism. For the latter, spiritual exile may yet be accompanied by a tragedy matching that which occurred over a quarter of a century ago in Iran. The two constituents, in a mystical union enacted by psychic and physical suffering,have become one in spirit and in testimony.

The Apostle John speaks in his Apocalypse to all such exiles as their companion in suffering and patient endurance, awaiting the intervention of God and the dawning of His Kingdom (Revelation 1: 9). Having been banished to the island of Patmos, a Roman penal colony, for staunch resistance to the idolatrous Emperor-worship cult of Domitian (81-96), the Apostle offers his Spirit-induced wisdom to exiles of all nationalities and epochs in history. The people of God in Smyrna are warned of the rise of persecution and opposition in the world (2: 10), even as they are reminded that spiritual, not monetary currency, will determine the ability to persevere in an evil age. The martyrdom of Antipas (2: 13) underscores the potential cost of individual faithfulness to God and His people.

John contrasts this faithfulness unto death with the perpetual temptation to enact bargains and accommodations with predatory evil, as he sternly chastises the spirit of cancerous compromise among some in Pergamum and Sardis (2: 14, 15, 20f); the Church in Philadelphia is subsequently assured that patient endurance will mysteriously keep those who are of God from the hour of trial coming upon the entire world (3: 10); and finally, the Apostle reiterates the warning that the personage of the Beast is empowered by the Dragon who utilizes both signs of deception, and overt force, to coerce obeisance to a world system not under the authority of God, but of Satan.

To the exiles of Persia and the Old American Republic, "This calls for wisdom" (Revelation 13: 18).

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Miers Supreme Court Pick: Another Anti-American Neo-Con Yes-Woman by Paul Joseph Watson

In Harriet Miers, Bush has selected another Neo-Con yes-woman who will not, as naive conservatives had hoped, attempt to overturn Roe vs. Wade or any other abomination, but will obediently trash the Constitution and continue to move America towards despotism and big government.

Neocon Blogger Slanders Galloway and Jones

Patrick Devenny, a regular contributor over at David Horowitz’ Scaife-funded Moonbat blog and a Henry M. Jackson National Security Fellow at the neocon Center for Security Policy, has taken George Galloway to task for dispensing a bit of unabridged history. “During an interview on the Alex Jones show, Galloway declared that Israel and dirty tricks ‘had a long history together,’ while also calling Israel ‘a little settler state on the Mediterranean’ which ‘act(ed) as an advanced guard in the Arab world.’ The Alex Jones show is a good place for the airing of such insanity, it being a syndicated fringe radio show which charges—among other things—that secret societies rule the world and 9-11 was a government conspiracy,” Devenny rants, attempting to Smear Jones and Galloway at the same time. Devenny, as a purposeful neocon plugging away at Frank Gaffney’s warmongering think tank—funded not only by the aforementioned Scaife foundation but also the bingo magnate Irving Moskowitz, who bankrolls murderous Israeli settlers who are fond of shooting Palestinian children in the head—is a student of history by way of big time omission.

Judith Miller & Larry Franklin, sitting in a tree...

It's difficult to get the exact timeline, but it really does appear that Judith Miller's decision to come forward came only hours after the news that Franklin was going to testify. Is that just coincidence? I don't think so.

Remember that much of Judith Miller's notoriety stems from the fact that she played up Ahmed Chalabi's lies about Iraqi WMD and Iraqi atrocities and turned them all into propaganda for war by successfully smearing it all on the front page of The New York Times. And Ahmed Chalabi of course was doing this at the behest of the Pentagon, answering to none other than our new witness for the prosecution, Lawrence Franklin.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Syria, al-Qaeda in Iraq, and Big Lies in Bushzarro World by Kurt Nimmo

In the same way, Bush—or rather Bush’s neocon handlers and strategists (Bush is little more than a front man, a cardboard cut-out without a philosophy of his own)—has done a masterful job of crowding out objective reality in regard to Iraq and “al-Qaeda” and has replaced the intellectual furniture of many if not most Americans with a PNAC (Project for the New American Century) living room set.

Neocon Jeffrey Gedmin to Succeed Anne Patterson as Deputy US Ambassador to UN

This seemed significant as this seems to be the first time that anyone can remember where a "political" person has been chosen for the deputy slot at the U.N. The popular incumbent, Anne Patterson, and a long line of other deputy chiefs at the U.S. Mission to the U.N. have been career foreign service officers.

Gedmin was a colleague of John Bolton's at the American Enterprise Institute where he directed the New Atlantic Initiative.

Scooter-gate by Justin Raimondo

The outing of Plame – an act of utter disdain for the country, and provocative in itself – provided investigators, already hot on the trail of possible treason in high places, with an opening to make their inquiry public. "Bulldog" Fitzgerald had a bone to pick with the neocons, and once he got his teeth into it he wasn't going to let go.

Many are wondering why Miller went to jail rather than utilize the waiver Libby's lawyer now says was given her months ago. The reason is because Floyd Abrams, her lawyer, insisted on gaining a key concession from Fitzgerald: that he would limit his questioning to Miller's conversations with Libby.