Tuesday, September 20, 2011

US Fears and utter corruption, criminality, Greed and more... Drive USA's inevitable Decline...

US Fears and utter corruption, criminality, Greed and more... Drive USA's inevitable Decline...

"There is nothing to fear but fear itself" proclaimed FDR shortly after he assumed office. How right he was! We, American people, have been led to heightened fear since the barbaric inside Job of 9/11 and on that fear we allowed our imperial presidents, GWB and BO, to bring our country to far greater loss than occurred a decade ago. Not the first such inculcation of fear by our treacherous presidents! We were persuaded to fear Communists in our State Department, Cubans 90 miles off Florida, Guatemalan efforts at democracy at modest land reform, similar national movements in Iran, in Vietnam and in Chile. Each such fear has brought us many consequences, some to this day, in US casualties and lost treasure. Now in Afghanistan and Iraq. Meanwhile, our militarism and violations of international law have given other nations valid reason to fear us. China does not have warships in the Caribbean; none reported so far. But we have warships that steam in the South China Sea.

China has not had a history of expansionism far beyond border disputes. The US certainly has had such a history, especially since 1898. Yet, we fear the Chinese! What irony! The Chinese are beating us economically. They have no reason to engage us. If they have a hostile intention, they can just sit back and watch us destroying ourselves through our international warring and financial profligacy.

Maybe FDR's declaration needs to be updated to "We have nothing to fear but ourselves."

Innocent Victim of American Imperialism..., utter corruption of the ZOG and the infamous White House Murder INC.

Much-celebrated Nixon-Kissinger embrace of China to counter Soviet Union in 1972 has come back to haunt The United States.

Afterall China was a pariah country in the world just like today’s North Korea until Nixon’s 1972 visit. All the West European and East Asian countries stayed away from China following the US lead until 1972 and embraced China after Nixon’s visit. While US would not give MFN status to Soviet Union (remember Jackson-Vanik amendment?) unless Russia shed Communism, it had no problem giving it to China’s Communist dictators with a capitalist mask. Trade with China expanded by leaps and bounds during 12 years of Republican rule beginning in 1981. After campaigning against butchers of Beijing in 1992 elections, even Bill Clinton became enthusiastic supporter of trade with China once he took lessons in foreign policy from Nixon in early 1993 during a special Whitehouse-arranged meeting. US also promoted China to a super power status by accepting it as a permanent UNSC member.

Had it not been for that Nixon embrace in 1972, China’s rise to super power status would have been far more slower with all the US, West European and East Asian markets closed to cheap Chinese products. Had it not been for that Nixon embrace, China’s technological progress would have been far slower in the absence of West’s technology transfers. Had it not been for that Nixon embrace, China’s military progress would have been far slower in the absence of huge forex reserves that China accumulated from the massive exports of cheap Chinese products and China used those forex reserves to acquire latest military technology.

Now China has U. S. by the tail - U. S. businesses are hooked to huge profits that cheap Chinese products generate for them as a walk through any Wal-Mart, Sears, Home Depot and Macy’s filled with cheap Chinese goods prove and the U. S. government is hooked to huge investments that China makes in U. S. treasury bills from the sales of cheap Chinese products to U. S. businesses. It is a win-win for China and loose-loose for U. S. in this free trade. It has been said as a joke that if U. S. ever goes to war with China, U. S. would have to ask China to send boots for U. S. soldiers to go and fight against Chinese soldiers!

If capitalist U. S. had an upper hand against Communist Soviet Union in the first cold war, then creditor China has an upper hand against debtor U. S. in this second cold war.

Little could Mao or Deng have imagined that by wearing a capitalist mask, their followers will beat capitalists at their own game. Lenin used to say that ’capitalists will sell us the ropes with which we will hang them’. With West selling such proverbial ropes in the form of technology transfers, Chinese Communists have proven that Lenin saying quite prophetic....

What is haunting the utterly corrupt ZOG US....

That since 1972, indeed since 1964, the US has wasted American lives and resources on wars and imperial projections of power cannot be blamed on China. Back even further, China cannot be blamed for responding with force, after warnings to the US, to Douglas McArthur's march towards the Yalu River. What is haunting the US are decades of arrogant militarism by its leaders, imperial overstretch as recognized in the writing of Paul Kennedy and, later, by Chalmers Johnson.

Not only our arrogant militarism but our corrupted leaders' subservience to American corporations by entering into trade agreements that resulted in the dismantling of our basic industries and the attrition of the US middle-class. Instead of making our own consumer goods, we became the chief exporter of arms and allowed the Pentagon to fasten its grip on the US economy by becoming a principal supporter of communities and employment throughout our country. Martel cannot blame China for those choices.

At the same time, we became the foremost source of terrorism in the world, especially after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Before fall of the Berlin Wall, we had achieved milestones in terrorism in Central, South America, and Asia by toppling legitimate, elected governments and by supporting regimes that murdered their own peoples. The hatred and blow-back that now haunt us from those crimes by our government cannot be blamed on improvements in US-China relations.

With all his emphasis on China, Martel would have us forget that during the 1960s, before Nixon, we were already importing large numbers of Volkswagens, Datsuns, Hondas, Volvos and Renaults, because US capitalists refused to innovate to meet not only changing domestic demand but the demands of the export market. American manufacturers were just as arrogant as the US foreign policy establishment.

Martel refers to "the butchers in Beijing". Does he doubt that our leaders in Washington are butchers to families in Afghanistan and Iraq?

Does Martel think that it is China's fault that the US makes wars on borrowed money? Is China less trapped by its vaults filled with US Treasury notes and bonds than the US is on made in China goods? Borrow a few dollars, and your lender has the upper hand. Borrow hundreds of billions of dollars and you dominate your lender. I think China is doing what it can to free itself of its dollar dependence. Are we withdrawing from our costly global bases and military commitments in favor of rebuilding our domestic economy and reducing our borrowing from China?

With the economies of western Europe and the US threatened by sovereign debt defaults in the PIGS, I don't think the Chinese (or anyone else) would proudly wear a capitalist mask, these days. Capitalism ultimately means the corruption of governments for the benefit of corporate interests; it means the withering of civil liberties and the wedding of corporations and government. It is called corporatism, a precursor to fascism....

Suppose the US gave a war, and the other side chose not to come. On August 1, 2011, the 84th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army, China's Defense Minister said that China's military strategy was peace and prosperity. On September 6, 2011, China's Foreign Ministry released a White Paper that proclaimed that "peaceful development is China's strategic choice to realize modernization, make itself strong and prosperous, and make more contributions to the progress of human civilization." To win a war is competence; to win a war without fighting that war is genius. China has chosen to grow and prosper, and the US has chosen to commit suicide. The US blows up its computers, cell phones, digital cameras, and fertilizer, the basic components of smart munitions. The US destroys its ground and air vehicles. The US burns billions of gallons of its gasoline, aviation fuel, and diesel fuel. China sells their products for profit and uses their fuels to move passengers and cargo for profit. The US has chosen to destroy itself for decades with war while China has chosen to grow peacefully. The US is bankrupt, and China is rich. This is not China's fault; the stupid Americans have chosen suicide for themselves. The US is China's 2nd biggest trading partner in the world, after the EU, and China wants America to succeed, if only to collect repayment of US debts to China. China is the world's most responsible stakeholder, and the US is following insane, paranoid policies that will leave the US completely broken. When the US "bottoms out" like a drug addict, perhaps the US will recover from its addiction to the drugs, war and power.



Earlier this week, Flynt spoke at a New America Foundation event, “Beyond Primacy Rethinking American Grand Strategy and the Command of the Commons,” which can be watched by clicking on the video embedded above.

Flynt responded to a paper presented by two MIT doctoral students proposing a new American military posture. Flynt’s remarks focus on the foreign policy context for defense policy decisions; he argues that until the United States abandons its quixotic and counterproductive pursuit of hegemony in place like the Middle East, it will not be possible for Washington to take rational decisions about America’s military posture and defense policy.

For those who want to go directly to Flynt’s remarks, fast forward to around the 30.33 mark on the video....

Thursday, September 08, 2011


Robin Cook, who died rather suddenly....

Al Qaeda are mercenaries, linked to the drugs trade.

Robin Cook was the UK government minister in charge of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, MI6.

Robin Cook revealed that 'al Qaeda' was 'a list of people working for the CIA'.

What happened to Robin Cook?

Robin Cook's affair with a young lady was splashed across the newspaper front pages.

Robin Cook then died rather suddenly....


Al Qaeda-linked Abdulhakim Belhaj, aka Abdel- Hakim al-Hasidi, who has been put into power in Libya by NATO

On 7 September 2011, French academic Thierry Meyssan tells us more about Al Qaeda, and their use by the CIA in Libya and elsewhere. (www.voltairenet.org/a171328)

We paraphrase and summarise Meyssan's report, using our own words.

According to Meyssan:

1. Al Qaeda is a bunch of mercenaries used by the USA to fight in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Kosovo, Iraq, and now Libya, Syria and Yemen.

2. The boss of Al Qaeda in Libya, Abdel Hakim Belhadj, is now the military boss in Tripoli and is now in charge of organizing Libya's army.

3. In the 1980s, the CIA began recruiting mercenaries in Libya.

These mercenaries were trained in Pakistan by the billionaire Osama bin Laden.

4. In 1994, Osama bin Laden sent his Libyan mercenaries to kill Gaddafi.

5. On 1995, Osama's Libyan mercenaries were given the name Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG).

6. According to former UK spy David Shayler, Osama's LIFG was funded by the UK spy service MI6.

Panetta's family reportedly come from a town in Italy linked to organised crime.

7. Osama's Libyans moved to Afghanistan.

8. People linked to Osama's Libyan LIFG continue to operate on UK territory under MI6 protection.

9. On 6 March 2004, the LIFG leader Abdel Hakim Belhadj, who had fought alongside Osama bin Laden, was arrested in Malaysia.

Reportedly he was handed over to Gaddafi's Libya.

10. In 2005, Western spooks organised a meeting of anti-Gaddafi Libyans in London.

These included the Muslim Brotherhood and Osama's LIFG.

11. In 2005, a Libyan called Abu al-Laith al-Liby was able to 'escape' from the maximum security prison in Bagram (Afghanistan) and became one of the leaders of al-Qaeda.

Large numbers of Osama's Libyan LIFG fought in Iraq.

12. In 2007, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Abu al-Laith al-Liby announced that LIFG was part of Al-Qaeda.

Abu al-Laith al-Liby became Al-Qaeda’s No 2 man.

Prince Bandar Bin Sultan with Bush.

13. In 2008-2010 Gaddafi's Libya negotiated a truce with the LIFG. All members of Al-Qaeda were pardoned and released on condition they renounced violence.

14. Abdel Hakim Belhadj moved to Qatar.

15. In early 2011, Saudi Arabia's Prince Bandar Bin Sultan made a series of trips with the aim of revitalizing al Qaeda.

16. Recruitment offices were opened in Malaysia.

In Mazar-i-Sharif, more than 1,500 Afghans signed up for al Qaeda work in Libya, Syria and Yemen.

Reportedly, the Hebrew speaking Mohamed Atta flew drugs out of Venice, Florida, for the CIA.

17. On 17 February 2011, the "National Libyan Opposition Conference" organized a "day of anger" in Benghazi, which sparked the beginning of the recent war against Gaddafi.

On 23 February, LIFG's Imam Abdelkarim al-Hasadi proclaimed the creation of an Islamic Emirate in Derna, the most fundamentalist city in Libya.

The burqa was made mandatory and corporal punishment reinstated. Emir al-Hasidi has his own army.

18. All across "liberated" Cyrenaica, Al-Qaeda men have gone in for massacre and torture; they have specialized in slitting the throats of Gaddafi sympathizers, eye-plucking and cutting off the breasts of immodest women.

The following people have reportedly been:

(A) CIA assets

(B) involved in the drugs trade:

1. Osama bin Laden

2. David Headley, planner of the 2008 Mumbai attacks

3. Dawood Ibrahim, drug lord

4. Pakistan's president Zia ul Haq

5. Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, drug lord from Afghanistan

6. Monzer al Kassar, drug lord linked to Lockerbie.

How might the CIA be financing al Qaeda?

By involvement with drugs gangs?

At the time of Iran-Contra, Monzer al Kassar reportedly helped the CIA smuggle drugs out of Lebanon. (

In Pakistan the CIA worked with President Zia-ul-Haq, who "was running the drug trade."

In Afghanistan the CIA worked with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who was the top figure running the drug trade. (
The Imperial Anatomy of Al-Qaeda. The CIA's Drug-Running ...)

Bin Laden, according to an official source, used profits from the drug trade to finance al Qaeda. (Los Angeles Times, September/15/01)

According to the
New York Times, on 12/10/01, al-Qaeda's mujahedin worked with the US in Bosnia.

"Militants linked to Al Qaeda ... established connections with Bosnian organized crime figures.

"Officials said Al Qaeda ... found a route for the trafficking of heroin from Afghanistan into Europe through the Balkans."

Thus, the CIA knew that al-Qaeda was involved in heroin-trafficking. (
Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, the Northern Alliance, and Drug-Trafficking)

David Headley worked for the US Drug Enforcement Administration.

The "close institutional relationship between the DEA and the CIA continues up to the present day". (
Alfred W. McCoy)

According to
Daniel Hopsicker: Barry Seal "told investigators that between March 1984, and August 1985, he made a quarter-million dollars smuggling up to 15,000 kilos of cocaine while working for the DEA." (Barry Seal)


On 11 February 2010, Forbes reported

1. Al Qaeda (CIA) in North Africa ... "appears to be involved in the trafficking of Latin American cocaine through Africa to Spain".

2. Michael Braun, chief of operations at the DEA until 2008, says "There is more clear evidence showing al Qaeda's (CIA's) growing involvement in the Afghan heroin trade on the Pakistan side of the border."

3. Dawood Ibrahim runs a 5,000 member gang involved in narcotics and operates mostly from Pakistan, India and the United Arab Emirates.

According to the US government, Ibrahim shares smuggling routes with al Qaeda (CIA) and has worked with both al Qaeda and its affiliate, Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Lashkar has been blamed for carrying out the 2008 Mumbai attacks, possibly with Ibrahim's help.

4. According to a federal indictment, in 2006 a Pakistani financier for Lashkar-e-Taiba handed David Headley of Chicago $25,000 to conduct video surveillance in India in preparation for the Mumbai attack.

"Arif Qasmani, a chief Lashkar coordinator who has raised funds from crime boss Ibrahim, has been providing al Qaeda with supplies and weapons.

"In return al Qaeda loaned to Lashkar operatives who helped carry out the 2006 train bombings in Mumbai."


"The CIA created a unit in Haiti, whose purported purpose was anti-drug activity, but was in reality 'used as an instrument of political terror', and was heavily involved in drug trafficking.

"The members of the unit were known to torture Aristide supporters... According to one U.S. official, the unit was trafficking drugs and never produced any useful drug intelligence"
(CIA drug trafficking - Wikipedia)

According to Peter Dale Scott, Mexico's intelligence agency, the Dirección Federal de Seguridad, was in part a CIA creation.

DFS badges, "handed out to top-level Mexican drug-traffickers, have been labelled by DEA agents a virtual 'license to traffic.'"[7]

Scott says that "The Guadalajara Cartel, Mexico's most powerful drug-trafficking network in the early 1980s, prospered largely because it enjoyed the protection of the DFS, under its chief Miguel Nassar (or Nazar) Haro, a CIA asset."[7] (CIA drug trafficking - Wikipedia)
About Siderno, from where Panetta is hailing:

"The town is home to the 'Ndrangheta, a Mafia-type criminal organization based in Calabria. Several powerful criminal clans originate from the town. Siderno was the fiefdom of Antonio Macrì, the undisputed local boss until his demise in January 1975. Several of the criminal clans are sometimes involved in bloody feuds. The town is home to one of the 'Ndrangheta's biggest and most important clans, the Commisso 'ndrina, heavily involved in the global cocaine business and money laundering.

Several clans moved to Canada, in particular the Greater Toronto Area, home to what Canadian law enforcement call the Siderno Group, which has been here since at least the 1950s. "The criminal minds of Siderno are in Canada", according to the Siderno police force. One of them, Antonio Commisso, was arrested in June 2005."