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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Rabi' al-Thani 4,1427/May 2, 2006 #29

Last item below is Edward Miller's brilliant report on Israeli stranglehold on USA's neck. Miller, a New Trend veteran, has done it again. He was the first to note that the rise of Osama was linked to the genocide in Palestine. At that time New Trend was only on hard copy.

Even betrayal/treachery sometimes has a funny side to it:
CAIR and other Muslim bootlickers have complained that they were not allowed to speak at the April 30 Darfur Rally although their names were on the list of supporters. See the analysis of the rally below to understand whose boots they wanted to lick.
[Isn't it funny? They want to lick boots but their masters won't let them! They are to be kept for appropriate usage some other time.]

WHAT's Behind the Soaring Gas prices in America? The corporate media are coming up with all kinds of stories, blaming the oil companies, blaming the oil producers, the Left saying this will fatten Cheyney and Bush, etc. The reality is staring them in the face but they won't admit it. Here it is:

1. 18.4 cents on EVERY GALLON sold at the pump is Federal Tax.
2. Another 5 to 12 cents is State tax.

Thus the government is getting a big chunk of the money being paid at the pump. This money is desperately needed by the Federal Government for the war in Iraq which is costing more than $1 billion a week, and for Katrina and related disasters. Afghanistan too is costing $300 million plus every month.
Every state needs money for Homeland Security.

Thus the American people are indirectly paying for the WAR in the name of high gas prices.

THINK ABOUT IT: HOSNI MUBARAK, Egypt's dictator, puppet of the U.S. and Israel, has been RULING EGYPT SINCE 1981 under EMERGENCY LAW which suspends the basic rights of the entire Egyptian people. [Source FOX TV April 30, 2006] To fool Americans, Mubarak set up a puppet "parliament" and had himself re-elected. "Democracy" is re-emerging in Egypt indeed!

Independent Broadcaster Dr. Wilmer Leon Offers High Quality Discussion of Issues.

Listen to Dr. Leon's interviews with Dilip Hiro, Nabil Abu Rodena from the PLO and Daniel Ellsberg. Just go to click on Show Schedules and you can click on the particular hour you want to hear. Dr. Leon's interview with Liberian President Johnson-sirleaf is there as well.
For those of you who were not able to listen to any show or those who heard one and enjoyed it so much they want to hear it again, it's now available on the web site. With Media Player, Quicktime or other programs you can listen to it on your computer or download it. Go to either or click on Show Schedules and you can hear it right there!

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<>Darfur Rally Analysis: Big Flop Even Though Jews Across America Put in all they Had

The April 30 rally in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC to urge intervention by the U.S. in Sudan was a total flop and a disaster for the Jewish elites of America. The extent of the failure can be guaged by the fact that Jewish groups brought people from 41 states but the maximim number of people in the rally stayed well below 10,000. In fact that number is touted only by the supporters of the rally; the rest say it was about 5 to 7 thousand.
Is it an exaggeration to say that it was a Jewish rally? Judge for yourself. Some of the most prominent speakers were:
1. Elie Wiesel.
2. Rabbi Schneir.
3. Rabbi Davis Seperstein
4. Rabbi Gutow.
5. David Rubenstein [the organizer of the rally]
6. Ruth Messinger [American Jewish World Service.]
7. Rep. Tom Lantos [self-styled "Holocaust survivor."]
8. Yeshiva University students.
9. A rabbi [early in rally] whose name we couldn't catch.

Camp followers of the Zionist propaganda machine:
1. John Prandergast [calling for immediate intervention]
2. Samantha Power [with her cleavage showing]
3. Clooney father and son.

Poltical opportunists:
1. Barak Obama, D-IL, who has fooled many a Muslim, including WD's group who put his photo on their front page along with that of Bush.
[Obama quoted from the Bible and repeated all the Zionist propaganda about Darfur, including 2,000,000 homeless, a total fabrication, rape, stories concocted by rebel groups.]
2. Al-Sharpton. All Al wants is Jewish support in New York.
3. Corzine, the Governor of New Jersey. He called for "no fly zones" over Sudan and induction of 20,000 troops in Darfur! Iraq's 'liberation" is a model for him.

An Arab:
1. James Zogby was there, in his suit and tie and dark glasses. Our observer was outraged that while Jews are killing Palestinians on a daily basis, and have desecrated the sacred shrines of Christianity, this "slick b..t.rd," was there supporting the Jewish rally.
[We wanted to delete the expletive altogether but our observer says, this man has been really betraying Arabs and Christian Palestinians. Mr. Zogby is welcome to answer.]


There were few African-Americans in the rally. Most prominent were;
1. NAACP leader Kwezi Mfume. Wants 20,000 troops to be sent to Darfur.
2. Lt. Gov. Michael Steele of Maryland. He recently visited Israel and desperately wants votes from the Pikesville area of Baltimore. He is that odd phenomenon known as "Black Republican" somewhat like a 'Muslim homosexual.'
3. Poor Joe Madison was the MC. His condition is indeed pathetic. He fought hard and long against 'slavery in Sudan.' When that 'slavery' story turned out to be fabricated, he continued his campaign against Sudan without admitting the gross error he had made. He is sort of a fatherly figure who cracks silly jokes and carries on his "crusade" against Sudan
4. Last but not least was Simon Dang, who is presented by the Zionists as a former "child slave" from Sudan. Ever heard of a slave who is better fed than most Africans, quite plump, speaks better English than most Africans and has been on a trip across America to highlight his "suffering!"

Most of the speakers praised the Bush administration. David Rubenstein, the organizer of the Darfur rally claimed that "I was inspired by Bush." Most shocking was Barak Obama who praised the Bush adminstration's Sudan moves but urged that Bush "should do more."

The CAT was LET OUT OF the BAG by a representative of the State Department who pointed out obliquely that the Bush administration cannot do more right now because even the European countries do not agree with America's Darfur assessment.

Prof. Sami al-Arian Ordered to Stay for another Year and a half in Prison

On May 1, 2006 a judge in Florida ordered that long-suffering Palestinian activist Sami al-Arian spend another year and a half in prison before being deported. Earlier the professor had been cleared of all the major "terrorism" charges and had copped a plea on one minor count to be able to be deported without further court proceedings.

What a joke justice has become for Muslims in America. A man who has never opposed the Bush administration, has spent 36 months in prison because he opposes Israel's policies [not Israel itself]. And now he won't even be deported right away but has to stay on in a cell.

In such situations, prisoners often break down and start praising the oppressors in the hope of a little mercy. Prof Al-Arian has been issuing statements praising the U.S. justice system. How sad that the victim is reduced to this condition. The Jews are really in control here: no shame or decency left in the power structure.

MASOUD KHAN's APPEAL COMING UP at the end of May, 2006

Readers might remember this Pakistani American who was victimized by the Ashcroft "justice system." Owing to its new relations with India, the American government dug up the "Neutrality Act" to sentence this innocent young man to LIFE in prison! Can you believe that? One who has NEVER carried out an act of violence against anyone, always considered himself a friend of America, was sentenced as a member of the mythical "Virginia Jihad Network!"

How did come about? The government "broke" one of Masoud's friends, a Korean Muslim who had been taken into their HOME by the Khan family as part of their family. Thus, as we noted in other cases, THE INFORMANT played a key role in the conviction and sentencing of a decent, innocent, middle class Muslim.

Brave Sweden Refuses to Take Part in Joint Military Exercises with Israel.
Israel Accuses it of "Anti-Semitism!"

Excerpts from Israeli paper Haaretz of April 27
[Courtesy A-Awda Yahoogroups.]

Sweden called off its participation in international air force exercises to take place in Italy next month because of the involvement of the Israel Air Forces in the drills.

Sweden was supposed to send nine aircraft to Italy for Volcanex 2006.

"Israel is not currently acting in the name of peace, and therefore, it should not take part in the demonstration," senior officials in Stockholm said.

A Swedish Foreign Ministry official said, "The point of the operation is to prepare for international cooperation in preserving world peace. The participation of the Israeli air force changes the prerequisites of the drill."

... Swedish Defense Minister Leni Bjorklund said that her country is withdrawing because of the participation of "a state that does not take part in preserving international peace."
Israeli response:
One government source said, "The lack of sympathy for Israel in Sweden is out of proportion. Some government ministers spearhead the most anti- Israel approach in all of Europe, and particularly in Scandinavia. In meetings between senior Israelis and Swedish ministers, the Swedes refuse to listen to Israel's positions."
National Religious Party Chairman MK Zevulun Orlev, called Sweden's decision anti-Semitic, saying, "Just a day after the commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day, an enlightened nation has risen and surrendered to the Islamic axis of evil."

[Courtesy Athar Masood, Chicago] [Excerpts]
MOHAWK NATIONS vs CANADA: Injustice Continues to this Day

From: Orakwa International Indigenous Ent.
This is long. But it shows us how to decipher corporate media stories about us.
Kahentinetha Horn MNN Mohawk Nation News

MNN. April 23, 2006. The Canadian media continues to deliberately distort what's happening at Six Nations. The law and British guarantees to protect our land are completely on our side. We want to show just how tricky and deceptive the corporate media is. Let's go through the editorial published in the Montreal Gazette on April 21st 2006, the day after the police raid on the Six Nations at Caledonia.
Their heading was, "Enforce the law for natives, too. Authorities are chronically terrified to deal with native truculence and belligerence."
We agree with the first part. The law should be enforced on behalf of Natives too. That's what this demonstration is about. Canada has laws against theft and fraud. We want Canada to obey those laws. Why is it alright to steal our land? Why do they call us "truculent and belligerent" when we try to live by the law? Why are the authorities afraid? We haven't attacked them. They surround us with guns, bullets, pepper spray, tasers, M-16's, ambulances ready to ship us to the hospital and body bags to put us in when they drive us to their morgues. Who is being belligerent? We have no weapons. We have not made any threats. We are sitting on our land. If they are afraid, it must be of their own ugly faces in the mirror and shadows on the ground. All that weaponry in their hands is not a pretty sight.
The Gazette says we have been "illegally occupying a subdivision construction site". Since when is it illegal to sit on one's own land? This is a deliberate attempt to defame us. Such as their claim "In the Alice-in-Wonderland world of native policy…nobody really expects the laws to be applied to aboriginals as it is to everyone else." Yes, why don't we get the same benefit of the law as everyone else? Why aren't we considered innocent until proven guilty? Why is it still open season on "Indians"? Why, in 2006, more than 50 years since Canada supported the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, are we being vilified in the Canadian press?
Canadians don't have to obey American laws when they are not in the United States. The British don't have to obey French laws when they are in England. Why are we treated different? We aren't Canadians. We have our own jurisdiction and Britain promised to protect it. Every time we have tried to present our case in a neutral tribunal Canada has refused to participate. It has done everything to avoid respecting the promises made by Britain. Colonialism is supposed to be dead and gone. But Canadian officials continue to conspire to stop us from getting justice.
It's not as if we haven't tried to get justice before. We had a lot of international support at the League of Nations in the 1920's. Canada's response? It officially deposed our government, denied us access to our trust funds, set up a puppet band council regime and passed laws to prevent us from hiring lawyers to fight our case. What's legal about that?
Of course, Canada could not legally depose our government. No more than the Nazi's could depose the legitimate government of France in World War II. Our legitimate government was and always has been by and for our people according to the Kaianereh'ko:wa. Our traditional Confederacy government always continued. Canada only persuaded a tiny minority to vote in their puppet elections. Now they can't find enough puppets to fill a band council. The Six Nations Indian Act band council has now publicly decided that Six Nations land claims should be dealt with by our traditional government. The Gazette never mentioned that.
That editorial was meant to defame us and our legitimate struggle to hold onto our assets, to right injustices and to exercise our right to self-determination. The Gazette did not do any research or competent reporting. It did not explain the legal basis of the Women's trust responsibility for the land, the reason why we are standing up.
The Gazette trotted out a bunch of trite and hackneyed insinuations. It outright lied, declaring that, "There's not much real evidence" of "legitimate land claims rooted in historic complaints". What? Check out the League of Nations Archives or Canada's own National Archives [watch it get burnt down suddenly!]. The latter includes a 1952 memo by the national archivist, A.E. St. Louis. When he was ready to retire, he decided to put his shock over the mistreatment of the Six Nations people on record. There is a ton of work by accredited scholars. Sydney L. Harring stated that a substantial proportion of the litigation in Upper Canada courts concerned Six Nations land.
Our ancestors hired the best lawyers available. But we still couldn't get justice from a system that was all too willing to accommodate illegal squatters and dip into our trust funds. More recent research includes Brian Titleys' book, "A Narrow Vision: Duncan Campbell Scott and the Administration of Indian Affairs in Canada". In the 1970's the late Sally M. Weaver received a Canada Council grant to research the Six Nations situation. Her findings were upsetting and never published. They lie hidden in the Doris Lewis Rare Book Room at the University of Waterloo. Royal commissions and other official studies have been done time and again. They all show that the Six Nations have been defrauded. The Law Society of Upper Canada and McGill University borrowed from our trust funds and never paid it back. If Canada believes in the rule of law, why doesn't it do the right thing?
The Gazette stated that, "courts have been consistently generous, many say too generous – in accepting native arguments". What judgments are they talking about? To date our arguments have been almost universally ignored, misunderstood or misrepresented. Naturally many might say the courts have been" too generous" – especially if they've relied on the Gazette for their information. With such biased media shaping public opinion, no wonder people imagine that we're a gang of hoodlums.
It's obvious that yellow press, like the Gazette, is deliberately trying to create the impression that we are a bunch of uneducated criminals. They can't do this by showing pictures of us beating anyone up. They do heavily cover trials where it is 'proven' that we did something 'violent' when we defended ourselves from armed attacks. But they can't plant violent images in their readers' minds.
The Gazette editorial said: "Ask yourself this: in a province deeply concerned about crimes, gangs, and gun violence, would any other ethnic or cultural group be allowed to shut down a legal construction site for 52 days and counting"? Notice that it didn't actually say that we had guns or gangs or did anything violent. It couldn't because we aren't. It just inserted these images into the middle of its statement about us.
Every time people read about "Natives" they see something about crime, guns and violence. They get conditioned. They start to think that "where there's smoke, there must be fire". That's how they keep the old missionary stereotypes alive. They could steal our land. They could kill us. They could steal our children, because God was on their side. They want you to keep on thinking that they are "civilized" and we aren't.

ISRAEL'S "RAT PACK" IN WASHINGTON: Scholarly Explanation of how the Israeli Stranglehold on America Works
by Edward Miller, San Rafael, California
[New Trend exclusive from our veteran writer and famous activist for peace]

"Thanks to John Mearsheimer and Steven Walt, the issue of the Israel Lobby is out in the open and being debated and may it never be put back into the bottle. Many problems still remain, of course. Getting the Zionists out of the movement would be a good start."

Jeff Blankforrt, columnist

Recently, two distinguished professors, John Mearsheimer, Professor of Political Science at Chicago University, and Stephen Walt Professor of International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, teamed up to publish an in-depth and critical study of the history and political influence of AIPAC, the Israeli lobby. ( available on the web at: )
Their study, which I briefly summarize here, shows Israel as our largest annual recipient of direct economic and military assistance, a total since World War II, of well over $140 billion (in 2004 dollars). The $3 billion assistance each year, is worth $500 for each Israeli. Washington also provides Israel with diplomatic support, and since 1982, has vetoed 32 Security Council Resolutions critical of Israel. ...

According to our General Accounting Office, Israel "conducts the most aggressive espionage operations against the US of any ally" . In addition to Jonathan Pollard, a new controversy erupted in 2004 when it was revealed that key Pentagon official, Larry Franklin had passed classified information to an Israeli diplomat. Israel's willingness to spy on its principal patron casts further doubt on Israel's strategic value. Founded as a Jewish state, Israel treats its 1.3 million Arabs as second-class citizens...
The creation of Israel in 1947-48 involved acts of ethnic cleansing, including executions, massacres and rapes by Jews. During the first Intifada, the IDF distributed truncheons to its troops to break the bones of stone-throwing Palestinians.
The response to the second Intifada has been even more violent, leading Haâaretz to declare that "the IDF : is turning into a killing machine." Since then, for every Israeli lost, Israel has killed 3.4 Palestinians, the majority innocent bystanders . Yitzhak Shamir, a terrorist and later prime minister, once declared that "neither Jewish ethics nor Jewish tradition can disqualify terrorism as a means of combat."
The Study reports that Jewish Americans have set up an impressive array of organizations to influence American foreign policy, of which AIPAC is the most powerful. ..That Lobby includes prominent Christian evangelicals like Gary Bauer, Jerry Falwell, Ralph Reed and Pat Robertson, as well as Dick Armey and Tom DeLay. Another source of the Lobby's power is its use of pro-Israel congressional staffers, who are in a position to make decisions for the senators they "serve".. . ... The core of the Lobby's influence in Congress is its ability to reward legislators and congressional candidates who support its agenda, and punish those who challenge it... Anyone seen as hostile to Israel can be sure that AIPAC will direct campaign contributions to his or her political opponents. AIPAC also organizes letter-writing campaigns and encourages newspaper editors to endorse pro-Israel candidates. The bottom line is that AIPAC, a de facto agent for a foreign government, has a stranglehold on Congress. Thus one of the three main branches of our government is firmly committed to supporting Israel. As former senator, Ernest Hollings, noted on leaving office, " you can't have an Israeli policy other than what AIPAC gives you around here."
The Lobby also has significant leverage over the executive branch. Although Jews make up fewer than 3 per cent of the population, they make large campaign donations to candidates from both parties. The Washington Post estimated that Democratic presidential candidates "depend on Jewish supporters to supply as much as 60 per cent of their money, (which explains why Nancy Pelosi felt it necessary to pledge allegiance to AIPAC just after she assumed the Democratic leadership.)
AIPAC's perspective prevails in the mainstream media. Journalist Eric Alterman lists 61 columnists and commentators who can be counted on to support Israel reflexively and without qualification. To discourage unfavorable reporting, the Lobby organizes letter-writing campaigns, demonstrations and boycotts of news outlets whose content it considers anti-Israel.

One CNN executive said he sometimes gets 6000 email messages in a single day complaining about a story. In May 2003, the pro-Israel Committee for Accurate Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) organized demonstrations outside National Public Radio stations in 33 cities; it also tried to persuade contributors to withhold support from NPR until its Middle East coverage became more sympathetic to Israel. Boston's NPR station, WBUR, reportedly lost more than $1 million in contributions as a result.
Pro-Israel forces have established a commanding presence at the American Enterprise Institute, the Brookings Institution, the Center for Security Policy, the Foreign Policy Research Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Hudson Institute, the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis and the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA). Silencing critics by organising blacklists and boycotts - or by suggesting that critics are anti-semites - violates the principle of open debate on which any democracy depends.

In exposing the details of AIPAC performance, Professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt have made a significant contribution towards a more democratic America. AIPAC's backlash will, hopefully, not unduly affect their distinguished careers. Writer Gabriel Ash recently pointed out that the Israel Lobby is a dedicated network of a half dozen or so major organizations, about 60 smaller ones, and at the grassroots level, in key cities, a couple of hundred community relations councils and federations, and several thousand synagogues.
Bringing democracy to Iraq has proved to be an increasingly dangerous and expensive process so let's re-examine how AIPAC's "Rat Pack" and others have lead Bush and congress down the road into the present political and economic catastrophe. The Bush crusade to seize Iraq might been driven in part by Cheney's oil friends. The SF Chronicle (10 Mar 2003 ) reported a company tied to our Vice President had already won a Pentagon contract "for advice on rebuilding Iraq oil fields after a possible war". A more likely but hidden impetus behind Bush's War was revealed in the March/April 2003 magazine, MOTHER JONES, by investigative reporter Robert Dreyfuss who said the United States" has steadily been accumulating military muscle in the Gulf, building bases, selling weaponry and forging military partnerships. Now, it is poised to consolidate its might in a place that will be a fulcrum of the world's balance of power for decades to come. At a stroke, by taking control of Iraq, the Bush administration can solidify a long-running strategic design." Dreyfuss quoted James Akins, former US diplomat and once ambassador to Saudi Arabia: "It's the Kissinger Plan," said Akins. "I thought it had been killed, but it's back." According to Akins, the plan to seize Arab oil was initiated in 1975 in a series of well-placed articles in such magazines as Harpers, Business Week, and Commentary. Dreyfuss notes: "The idea began to gain favor among a feisty group of hard-line, pro Israelites who played important roles in President Reagan's Defense Department." Lead by Richard Perle, then chairman of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board, and previous Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, this group "occupied several dozen key posts in the White House, the Pentagon, and the State Department." Dreyfuss also noted a Washington think tank developed: "Project for the New American Century" . Members then included Richard, Perle, strategist Robert Kagan, William Kristol, NEW REPUBLIC publisher, Martin Peretz, and ex-CIA Director James Woolsey and were "tied to a web of similar neo-conservative, pro-Israel organizations." Dreyfuss quoted Diplomat Akins: "It's a team that looks all too familiar, seeking to implement the plan first outlined back in 1975. It'll be easier once we have Iraq... we already have Qatar and Bahrain too so it's only Saudi Arabia we're talking about, and the United Arab Emirates." Robert Dreyfuss also quoted Michael Klare, Hampshire College professor, and author of RESOURCE WARS, who concluded that: "Controlling Iraq is about oil as power, rather than oil as fuel... Control over the Persian Gulf translates into control over Europe, Japan, and China. It's having our hand on the spigot."
The legitimacy of Muslim concern was outlined by George Bisharat, Hastings Law professor, in a SF Chronicle column. Bisharat wrote: "The real reason we are going to war is the messianic vision of a small but influential group of strongly pro-Israel hawks within the Bush administration. Their goal is unilateral global domination through absolute military superiority." Bisharat noted the group's leader, Richard Perle: " had helped author a study for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhu which described Saddam Hussein's overthrow as "an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right." War against Iraq would eliminate any obstacle to a disposition of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on terms that satisfy Israel's territorial ambitions on most or all of the West Bank.
In a 2004 article: TREASON IN HIGH PLACES: PENTAGON ZIONISTS, AIPAC and ISRAEL, writer James Petras noted: "The FBI investigation into Israel espionage agents in the Pentagon is part of a major struggle between prominent Zionists in the Pentagon and the US Security apparatus. Ever since the Bush regieme came into power there has been a fierce... war between Pentagon Zionists ..their military collaborators... and the professional military and intelligence apparatus." Petras added:: " From 9/11/2001 to the invasion of Iraq, the Pentagon Zionists and their civilian militarists had the upper hand: They marginalized the CIA, and established their own intelligence services to "cook the data." They pushed through the doctrine of sequential wars, beginning with Afghanistan and Iraq and projecting wars with Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries. The Pentagon Zionists increased Israel's power in the Middle East, and promoted its expansionist colonization of Palestine ." Petras adds: "It's clear that Israeli agents, not simply Zionist ideologues, infest the top echelon of the Pentagon"
A day by day observation of this dangerous parasite's quiet insinuation into Washington's intelligence, defense, planning and political systems was offered by a retired Lieut.-Colonel in the Air Force, Karen Kwaitkowski ( see Global Outlook, Issue 8 pg. 15-20). Kwaitkowski wrote: "From May 2002 until February 2003, I observed firsthand the formation of the Pentagon's Office of Special Planning (OSP) and watched the latter stages of the neoconservative capture of the policy-intelligence nexus in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq... I watched neoconservative agenda bearers within the OSP usurp measured and carefully- considered assessments, and though suppression and distortion of intelligence analysis, promulgate what were in fact falsehoods to both Congress and the Executive Office of the President." Kwaitkowski described in detail how longtime professionals in important Defense Department offices were replaced by agents from Jewish-oriented, agenda-bearing think tanks "including the Middle East Research Institute, the Washington Institute form Mideast Policy, and the Jewish Institute for International Affairs." Adding : " That the Pentagon was implementing its own foreign policy had not yet occurred to me," Kwaitkowski described how the Neocons in the Office of Special Plans, developed "talking points," propagandistic in style. "All desk officers were ordered to use them verbatim in material intended for higher-ups and people outside the Pentagon. Talking points included Saddam Hussein's... using chemical weapons against his own people... his relations with terrorists... aid to Palestinians, aggressive nuclear weapons program" Thus, instead of developing defense policy alternatives and advice, the OSP was being used to manufacture propaganda and pseudo war planning.

Columnist Charlie Reese ( ) reported that Washington Neocons Richard Perle, Douglas Feith and David Wurmser's policy paper had advised Netanyhu to abandon the peace process, reject "land for peace," Reese added: "... removing Saddam from power didn't cost Israel one shekel or one life."Writer, Christopher Bolyn (American Free Press 7 Nov, 2005) noted that Neocon' plans to have US attack Iraq originated in Isrrael. Quoting Israel Shahak's translation from the Hebrew of "The Zionist Plan for the Meddle East," a plan written by Oded Yinon an official with the Foreign Ministry of Israel, and published in a journal of the World Zionist Organization in 1982.The plan calls for the dissolution or balkanization of both Syria and Iraq. " Iraq rich in oil on the one hand and internally torn on the other is guaranteed as a candidate for Israel's targets Yinon wrote in 1982.. Its dissolution is even more important for us than that of Syria. . Iraqi power constitutes the greatest threat to Israel. Much of the day to day politicking for AIPAC has been accomplished by the Lobby's "Rat Pack" in Washington, the so-called "Neocons" who presently are being moved, about by the Bush administration, like objects on a chess board, sometimes to guard them from too-critical public scrutiny. Paul Wolfowitz, once Bush's second ranking official at the Pentagon, who, after General Eric Shinseki in February 2003 had testified before Congress Armed Services Committee that peacekeeping forces in Iraq "would require several thousand troops." publicly called Shinzeki's estimate" wildly off the mark", and told congress: "Iraqis would welcome the Americans" has been kicked upstairs to chair the World Bank and get him out of the spotlight. (New York Times, 16 April, 2006) Richard Perle , once Pentagon policy adviser, former Likud policy adviser, international investor, and ardent supporter of the war in Iraq and known in Washington circles as "The Prince of Darkness," quietly resigned February 2004, supposedly to continue his work with the American Enterprise Institute , and Karl Rove " George W. Bush's brain " has just been hauled off the campaign speaker circuit and returned to his speech-writing, advisory post in the White House.

Best we Americans learn to keep a closer eye on these dangerous parasites and their parent organizations.

(The legendary " Rat Pack" : Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop

2006-05-03 Wed 20:16:20 cdt