Iran goes for “maximum counter-pressure”

Pepe ESCOBAR 20.06.2019

Sooner or later the US “maximum pressure” on Iran would inevitably be met by “maximum counter-pressure”. Sparks are ominously bound to fly. For the past…

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9/11 Wars In Iraq, Afghanistan, And Pakistan Killed 500,000 People: Brown University Study

US leaders attempted to „paint a rosy picture“ to shield public from the reality, finds new academic study.

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9/11: Das Neue Pearl Harbor — Jens Wernicke

Der 11. September 2001 markiert in vielerlei Hinsicht eine historische Zäsur. Nicht nur fanden in den USA furchtbare terroristische Attentate statt. Auch handelte es sich um den – nach jenem auf Pearl Harbor – überhaupt erst zweiten Angriff gegen die USA der auf deren eigenem Territorium. Seitdem wird „wegen 9/11“ Krieg – der sogenannte „Krieg […]

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Can Americans Overthrow the Evil That Rules Them? Paul Craig Roberts — Eirenae’s blog

EDITOR’S CHOICE | 31.08.2016Paul Wolfowitz and the lies that he told in the high government positions that he held are responsible for a massive number of deaths and massive destruction in seven countries. Wolfowitz has announced his vote for Hillary Clinton. Does this make you feel reassured?The real surprise would have been Wolfowitz’s announcement in favor…

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How To Challenge America’s „Humanitarian War“ Against the World by Prof Michel Chossudovsky

The following text is a point by point thematic summary of Prof. Michel Chossudovsky‘s presentation at the Science for Peace Conference, Academy of Sciences, Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, 15-16 August 2016EDITOR’S CHOICE | 17.08.2016IntroductionHistorically, science has supported the development of the weapons industry and the war economy. “Science for Peace” indelibly requires reversing the logic whereby commissioned scientific endeavors…

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Article In Saudi Daily: U.S. Planned, Carried Out 9/11 A ttacks – But Blames Others For Them; MEMRI, May 19, 2016

globalcrisis/globalchange NEWS
Martin Zeis, 24.05.2016

Dear all,

on April 28, 2106 the London-based Saudi daily Al-Hayat published an article uncovering the hidden agendas of the 9-11-attacks and how the „Empire of Chaos“ used/uses his plot as an internal and external policy-tool.

The author, Saudi legal expert Katib Al-Shammari, argues that the U.S. itself had planned and carried out 9/11, while placing the blame on a shifting series of others – first Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, then Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq, and now Saudi Arabia.

Below and attached extracts translated in English by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

Greets,
Martin Zeis

*****

http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/9202.htm

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) – 9/11 Documentation Project
Special Dispatch No. 6438, May 19, 2016

Article In Saudi Daily: U.S. Planned, Carried Out 9/11 Attacks – But Blames Others For Them

On the eve of President Obama’s April 2016 visit to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. Congress began debating the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), that would, inter alia, allow the families of victims of the September 11 attacks to sue the Saudi government for damages. Also in April 2016, the New York Times published that a 2002 congressional inquiry into the 9/11 attacks had found that Saudi officials living in the United States at the time had a hand in the plot. The commission’s conclusions, said the paper, were specified in a report that has not been released publicly. [1]

The JASTA bill, which was passed by the Senate on May 17, 2016, triggered fury in Saudi Arabia, expressed both in statements by the Saudi foreign minister and in scathing attacks on the U.S. in the Saudi press. [2] On April 28, 2016, the London-based Saudi daily Al-Hayat published an exceptionally harsh article on this topic by Saudi legal expert Katib Al-Shammari, who argued that the U.S. itself had planned and carried out 9/11, while placing the blame on a shifting series of others – first Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, then Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq, and now Saudi Arabia. He wrote that American threats to reveal documents that supposedly point to Saudi involvement in 9/11 are part of standard U.S. policy of exposing archival documents to use as leverage against various countries – which he calls „victory by means of archives.“

Following are excerpts from Al-Shammari’s article: [3]

„Those who follow American policy see that it is built upon the principle of advance planning and future probabilities. This is because it occasionally presents a certain topic to a country that it does not wish [to bring up] at that time but [that it is] reserving in its archives as an ace to play [at a later date] in order to pressure that country. Anyone revisiting… [statements by] George H.W. Bush regarding Operation Desert Storm might find that he acknowledged that the U.S. Army could have invaded Iraq in the 1990s, but that [the Americans] had preferred to keep Saddam Hussein around as a bargaining chip for [use against] other Gulf states. However, once the Shi’ite wave began to advance, the Americans wanted to get rid of Saddam Hussein, since they no longer saw him as an ace up their sleeve.

„September 11 is one of winning cards in the American archives, because all the wise people in the world who are experts on American policy and who analyze the images and the videos [of 9/11] agree unanimously that what happened in the [Twin] Towers was a purely American action, planned and carried out within the U.S. Proof of this is the sequence of continuous explosions that dramatically ripped through both buildingsExpert structural engineers demolished them with explosives, while the planes crashing [into them] only gave the green light for the detonation – they were not the reason for the collapse. But the U.S. still spreads blame in all directions. [This policy] can be dubbed ‚victory by means of archives.‘

„On September 11, the U.S. attained several victories at the same time, that [even] the hawks [who were at that time] in the White House could not have imagined. Some of them can be enumerated as follows:

’’1. The U.S. created, in public opinion, an obscure enemy – terrorism – which became what American presidents blamed for all their mistakes, and also became the sole motivation for any dirty operation that American politicians and military figures desire to carry out in any country. [The] terrorism [label] was applied to Muslims, and specifically to Saudi Arabia.
’’2. Utilizing this incident [9/11], the U.S. launched a new age of global armament. Everyone wanted to acquire all kinds of weapons to defend themselves and at the same time battle the obscure enemy, terrorism – [even though] up to this very moment we do not know the essence of this terrorism of which the U.S. speaks, except [to say that] that it is Islamic…
’’3. The U.S. made the American people choose from two bad options: either live peacefully [but] remain exposed to the danger of death [by terrorism] at any moment, or starve in safety, because [the country’s budget will be spent on sending] the Marines even as far as Mars to defend you.

„Lo and behold, today, we see these archives revealed before us: A New York court accuses the Iranian regime of responsibility for 9/11, and we [also] see a bill [in Congress] accusing Saudi Arabia of being behind it [sic]. This is after the previous Iraqi regime was accused of being behind it. Al-Qaeda and the Taliban were also blamed for it, and we do not know who [will be blamed] tomorrow! But [whoever it is], we will not be surprised at all, since this is the essence of how the American archives, that are civilized and respect freedoms and democracy, operate.

„The nature of the U.S. is that it cannot exist without an enemy… [For example,] after a period during which it did not fight anyone [i.e. following World War II], the U.S. created a new kind of war – the Cold War… Then, when the Soviet era ended, after we Muslims helped the religions and fought Communism on their [the Americans‘] behalf, they began to see Muslims as their new enemy! The U.S. saw a need for creating a new enemy – and planned, organized, and carried this out [i.e. blamed Muslims for terrorism]. This will never end until it [the U.S.] accomplishes the goals it has set for itself.

„So why not let these achievements be credited to the American administration, while insurance companies pay for the damages, whether domestic or foreign? This, my dear Arab and Muslim, is the policy of the American archives.“

9-11_US-planned+carried-out-9-11-attacks160519.pdf

a special message from Diana Johnston on Hillary Clinton

Following is a special message from Diana Johnston on Hillary Clinton.
April 12, 2016 Conterpunch.org

            About a year ago, I concluded my book on Hillary Clinton, Queen of Chaos, with a fairly pessimistic chapter on the „War Party“ which controls United States foreign policy. At the time, I wrote:

            „A last-minute peace candidate would be a divine surprise. But a real alternative to the War Party must be built up over time…“

            In fact, this primary campaign has produced a couple of surprises, more earthly than divine. Both surprises reveal widespread grass roots discontent with both Hillary Clinton and the whole American political establishment.  However, this discontent so far fails to focus on the point of my book: the need to combat the ideology and practice of U.S. war policy personified by Hillary Clinton. Where is the effective alternative to the War Party?

            Donald Trump has made it clear he wants to end the current hysterical anti-Putin pre-war propaganda and do business with Russia.  This sounds like a major step toward preventing nuclear war.  All to the good.  The problem is, Trump is a lone wolf.  Many of his supporters seem more excited by style than by content.   (…)

„Diana Johnstone’s forthcoming book, Queen of Chaos: The Misadventures of Hillary Clinton, succeeds in providing an understanding of Hillary Clinton’s own worldview like nothing else I’ve read — and it does so despite being largely not about Hillary Clinton. Johnstone’s book is culture and political criticism at its finest. It’s a study of the American neo-liberal, with a particular focus here-and-there on Clinton. I strongly recommend reading it, whatever your level of interest in the ‚Queen of Chaos‘ herself, for its illumination of the ideologies underlying U.S. adventurism, exceptionalism, and ‚responsibility to protect‘, obsession with identifying believable threats of ‚genocide‘ in nations disloyal to Washington or Wall Street.“Sincerely,

 

Diana Johnstone

Full text attached:  Johnston_Hillary 20160412

 

Diana Johnstone is the author of Fools‘ Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO, and Western Delusions. Her latest book is Queen of Chaos: the Misadventures of Hillary Clinton