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Zulq'idah 26, 1428, December 6, 2007. #93
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to important news from Pakistan. Jamaat-e-Islami has taken
decisive steps to lead opposition against despotic regime.
Also, see below, war news, including report of an attack on
Pakistani troops by a Muslim woman. Also, Maulvi Fazlullah
evaded the military's heaviest attack.
The propaganda preparing the American people for an attack on
Iran turned out to be bogus. Mark Glenn's article is the best
on the subject.
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Our America: From New Trend's Media Monitor
Random Slaughter in Omaha, Nebraska
December 5, 2007: A young white man used an assault rifle to
kill 8 and injure 5 people in Omaha's central shopping mall.
Mindless violence is quite common in America. The most
innocent looking and reasonable-looking people can suddenly
perpetrate a horror which in other countries only happens in
war time. Lack of faith, the secularization of life and the
bland materialism which is rampant contribute to irrational
behavior. "If I can't have what I want, I'll kill you and
myself" seems to be the line of thinking behind these
A big lapse in the reporting is that McDonalds managers were
not interviewed although the shooter was fired from his job
there. [Is it because McDonald's supports Israel?]
Guantanamo Bay Protest: Not in our Name!
December 5, 2007: Under the first heavy snow of the season in
Washington, DC, young Americans protested in front of the
Supreme Court in support of innocent Muslims being held
without trial in Guantanamo Bay. The U.S. regime is refusing
to charge prisoners who have nothing to do with al-Qaida and
were simply grabbed by the Pakistani government and handed
over to the U.S. The protestors wore hoods to highlight the
inhumane treatment given to prisoners in Gitmo.
Code Pink Woman mistreated in Pakistan Worse than the
Teddy Bear Teacher in Sudan: U.S. Media Ignored the Story
December 5: Medea Benjamin, a leader of the antiwar group
Code Pink, was deported from Pakistan after being arrested in
Lahore by the notorious intelligence agency ISI. She had gone
to Pakistan on November 25 to protest against General
Musharraf's crackdown on judges, lawyers and students. She was
holding a vigil at the home of attorney Aitzaz Ahsan in
Lahore, to protest his house arrest when Pakistani ISI agents
grabbed her. She told the Washington Times [perhaps the only
coverage she got in the U.S.], "They mistreated us." She was
held at gunpoint in a police car for 4 hours. "I thought I was
going to die in the car," she said. "They totally terrorized
us." [Even the Times put the report on page A6.] [Code Pink
has consistently protested Washington's war policies. One of
our Jamaat sisters has attended some of the group's protests.
Code Pink refers to the color of the "terrorism" warnings
Homeland Security issues.]
Jamaat al-Muslimeen [News]
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
Extend the Boycott to Jewish Doctors, Dentists, Attorneys,
Jewelers who Support Israel
A message from Sis. Karen English, Secretary General of
It's hard to be confronted with Israel's mounting indignities
and atrocities, its colossal arrogance and sense of
entitlement without feeling somewhat helpless. What can we do
to really effect change when we happen to be citizens of a
country held hostage to Israel's welfare---a country whose
every action must be vetted by AIPAC (this nation's steering
committee)? Boycotting select corporations that actively
support Israel is ultimately not aimed at hurting those
companies' profit margins. It is aimed at us, as Muslims. It
allows us to not be oblivious to the pain and suffering of
our Muslim brothers and sisters. It allows us to choose not
to give our money to companies that will ultimately pass on
a part of that money to Israel.
However, we need to be mindful of our choices in all
instances. Because most Jews feel it is their duty to support
Israel in some way, we can be certain that a portion of the
fees we pay to Jewish doctors, dentists and attorneys, for
example, eventually gets passed on to Israel and its brutal
apartheid policies. We need to extend our boycott beyond
goods and corporations. We need to extend it even to those
we pay for various services. When there's a choice, let's
avoid giving our money to service providers who may have
allegiances to Israel. It shouldn't be too difficult to
determine who the likely supporters are.
In the Los Angeles area, numerous Persian Jews run jewelry
stores. There can be little doubt that they support Israel.
The word "Persian" is often used by individuals who do not
want to identify with Islamic Iran. The Persian Jews are only
one example of the support base Israel has here. Look for
similar supporters in your area.
Sis. Karen lives in Los Angeles. To join Jamaat in the Los
Angeles area, contact her through our address above.
In response to mail about the fate of Haila Gabr, Yemeni
teenager who killed her rapist:
From Sis. Eileen, New Jersey
We now have Sis. Haila's latest "address." Please write
gentle letters of support. She has been under great stress
for a long time.
Haila Gabr #431527
New Jersey State Prison
P.O. Box 861
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
Campaign Against Salman Rushdie, Madeleine Albright Visit
to Baltimore revving up
Every day calls are going to Villa Julie college's president
to protest the visits coming up in January and February.
Several callers only got a recording but messages of protest
were left on the recording. Sis. Chekeisha talked to a lady
at the president's office for 15 minutes. The lady said she
had no idea Rushdie had written a book insulting the Prophet,
pbuh, and Ayesha, r.a. She said: What can we do, we have
already sold the tickets!
Please call Villa Julie's president and protest the
visits of the two vicious Islam haters.
The phone number is: 443-334-2203
Always be polite. Remember the people in front are not our
enemies. The Zionist Jews use these organizations like Villa
Julie, Meyerhoff Symphony and WYPR radio to publicize
Sudan No Teddy Bear!
Hussein Ibish's Rant Against Islamic Sudan Reeks of
Cultural Imperialism: Do Africans Need U.S. Permission to
Demonstrate in their own Country?
by Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D
Associate Professor of English & Mass Communication
Hussein Ibish is executive director of the Foundation for
Ibish often appears on the screens of the corporate media. He
is well liked. He seems to be a nice person, rolypoly, well
fed. I did not realize he had so much hatred in him for Islam
Why did Ibish attack Sudan in a Zionist-controlled newspaper,
the Chicago Tribune. It looks like an attempt to score
brownie points with the Zionists. They will be the first to
applaud his attack on a country which is under U.S.-Israeli
sanctions and the target of the Darfur propaganda blitz.
If Ibish wants to change and correct Muslims, he should write
to the Islamic media. He can't, because his writing lacks
Islamic content and would b destroyed in two minutes by any
Muslim reading New Trend.
The British teacher whom Ibish defends came across two
continents to teach Muslim children in an Islamic country.
No sane person can believe that a teacher won't [or shouldn't]
know even the fundamentals of Islam and would deign to teach
Ibish does not seem to know that Islam does not permit the
imaging of the Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, or any Prophet of
Allah, even if it be as a glorious human being. There is
absolutely no place for any such imaging in Islam.
Naming a teddy bear or any other toy after the greatest role
model for Muslims is undoubtedly an insult. Ibish lives in
America and should have enough understanding of consumerism
to know that the trivialization of religion and ALL THINGS
SACRED is a direct transition to money making and profit off
religion. Look at Christmas and even Easter.
Cultural insensitivity is a mark of imperialism and racism,
most specifically aimed at Africans.
We should be proud of the Sudanese people that they came out
in their thousands, not hundreds as Ibish seems to think,
out of love for the Prophet, pbuh, and in defense of
Ibish, like a good supporter of Zionism, although he claims
not only to be an Arab but a leader of Arabs, wants to deny
Africans the right to demonstrate peacefully within their OWN
country, in defense of their OWN religion.
Telling the Sudanese what to think is not far short of the
Israeli demand that the Palestinian people should expurgate
all texts related to resistance to the imposition of the
Jewish entity from the books Palestinian children read
Question: Was the punishment inflicted on the British teacher
too much? It was only 15 days out of which she served only 9
and then was deported with the greatest respect. By contrast,
look at how "Great" Britain and the U.S. treat the most loyal
of their Muslim citizens. Prof. Sami al-Arian has languished
in prison under the most degrading conditions for nearly half
a DECADE. For what? He was loyal to the U.S., to the extent of
feeling honored in visiting the White House.
Now we have Prof. ABDELHALEEM ASHQAR sentenced to ELEVEN years
in prison! For what? For not discussing crimes he has NOT
committed. [Just come and talk to us about other Palestinians,
otherwise we will keep you locked up, the court told him, in
essence.] Ibish does not see the irony that Prof. Ashqar was
sentenced in the city of Chicago where Ibish is complaining
about the Sudanese court giving 15 days to a British teacher.
What about "Great" Britain? The "democracy" there is carrying
out surveillance of libraries to detect the presence of
Islamic literature. The British government is in occupation
of Iraq and, through NATO, of Afghanistan. What business does
it have there? In Helmand province of Afghanistan, where
British troops have been repeatedly defeated by the Taliban,
hundreds of civilians have been killed in bombardments
Historically, "Great" Britain has committed the greatest
outrages against the people of Africa in particular and the
Muslim world in general. Think of Balfour gifting Palestine
to the Jews. Think of Radcliffe slyly handing over Kashmir
to India. Think of the British army's destruction of the
Sudanese capital, Khartoum, and its reconstruction in the
shape of the British flag, the Union Jack!
Ibish forgot the British role in the mass abduction of the
people of Africa into slavery. Ibish forgot the colonization
and loot of Africa by Britain [second only to France.]
Ibish seems to be under the impression that the Muslims of
America are willing to create a "moderate," "American" Islam.
He accuses Muslims overseas of being almost crazy because
they condemned the cartoons of the blessed Messenger of
Allah, pbuh, emanating from Europe. So comfortable is Ibish
with the Zionist media that he fails to notice that Islam is
resurgent and the Islamic giant is slowly but surely breaking
away from the lilliputians of Europe and America who thought
Islam would never rise again.
Like "imam" Zaid Shakir [of Zaytuna Institute] before him,
Ibish has the odd notion that Muslims who protest against
cartoons of Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, or now the imaging of the
Prophet, pbuh, in a toy, somehow become wild radicals who must
be stopped. Like Shakir, Ibish seems to belong to that tiny
clique of "moderates" who want to prove to the Bush
administration that they are "good Muslims."
Finally, Mr. Ibish: The 7 or more million Muslims of America
are part of the ONE UMMAH of Islam. Sudan should not be under
sanctions, Somalia should not be under the occupation of
U.S-backed Ethiopian troops. Millions of Africans would not
be dying of AIDS if it were not for Euro-American influences
and consumer-cultural invasion.
Q & A
Islam is not Harsh in Religious Practices:
The Striving is Against Oppressors, not in going to extremes
in formal Worship
Question: A preacher [in London, U.K] has been insisting that
Sahaba were fasting during the days of the battle of Badr.
Is that true?
[The writer kept insisting on getting an answer. His final
note did it. He wrote: "Did you find the hadith that sahaba
didn't fast, or fasted, during battle of Badr?]
Reply by Kaukab Siddique: After your insistence, I had to do
some reading because the material on the battle of Badr is
extensive and is not properly indexed [or not indexed
The earliest Hadith reporting on Badr is in the collection of
Ibn Ishaq [who lived 85-150 after the Hijra]. He does not
report any Hadith that any Muslim was fasting during Badr.
The Islamic army took a lot of trouble to be able to control
the water source in the desert because in the heat, water
was important. Ibn Ishaq narrates a Hadith according to which
the first martyr at Badr was Haritha ibn Suraqa who was
killed by an arrow fired by the unbelievers WHILE HE WAS
DRINKING WATER from the water source the Muslims had found.
In his famous al-Bidaya wun Nihaya, a much later history,
Ibn Kathir collected every Hadith narration about Badr as
well as all the verses about the Qur'an on Badr. Ibn Kathir
writes that fasting became obligatory before Badr and Badr
occurred during Ramadan. He too does not mention anyone
fasting in the Muslim army before, during or after Badr. He
picks up Ibn Ishaq's narration about Haritha, r.a., being
martyred while drinking water. He has a number of Hadith
about the night before the fighting when the Prophet, pbuh,
prayed to Allah for victory in the forthcoming battle. This
would have been the appropriate point at which preparation
for fasting the next day would have been mentioned but
There is a very simple reason why the Muslims were not
fasting. The Qur'an exempts Muslims from fasting during
travel and they did travel to Badr, and owing to conditions
at that time the journey was quite strenuous. There were
"...Everyone of you who is present [at home] during the month
should spend it in fasting, but if one is ill or ON A JOURNEY,
the prescribed period [should be made up] by days later..."
India's Muslims Score Victory: Islam Hater Taslima Nasrin
who Received Worldwide Support from Anti-Islam forces Forced
by K Hamza [From India, exclusive to New Trend]
Quite recently, Ms Taslima Nasrin, the controversial
Bangladesh writer, has dominated headlines in the Indian
newspapers since she came from Kolkatta on 21, November,
being a fugitive, seeking asylum in Delhi amid massive protest
staged by All-India Minority Forum (AIMF). She had been living
in Kolkatta, West Bengal which she has adopted as home in 1994,
after being exiled following agitation in Bangladesh against
her books that appeared to be derogative to Islam. Ever since
her arrival in India, West Bengal had been her platform to
spew her anti-Islamic vitriol.
On November 21, the Army moved in to the city of Kolkatta in
the wake of demonstration led by Muslims, seeking cancellation
of her visa that was extended in August for six months, turned
violent. Actually, the agitation was in response to a call by
the All-India Minority Forum to set up road blocks in protest
against the attack on peasants in Nandigram, a village in West
Bengal, where thousands of families were evocated by force for
implementing the State government's project under Special
Economic Zone. Consequently, large scale violence was erupted
in Nandigram spreading fear and terror among the peasants,
who belong to Muslim community.
The display of anger by protesters was also an expression of
dissatisfaction among the Muslim community over the stay of
Taslima Nasrin in West Bengal. Earlier M.N.R Barkati, imam of
the Tippu Sultan mosque in Kolkatta reiterated his demand for
the expulsion of Taslima. In response to the imam's demand,
irate demonstrators took protest marches to the streets and
mobs attacked vehicles including State transport buses and
set some on fire. They blocked roads. When the protest turned
violent, police burst teargas shells in the streets of
On November, 22, Taslima arrived in Jaipur, Rajasthan after
being escorted out of riot-torn Kolkatta by the Police. In
Rajasthan the security officials have kept her as a" guest of
the government" in an undisclosed location. " Taslima has
been offered two-tier security by the government. The media
persons have been banned to interview her. The chair person
of Rajasthan Commission, Mrs. Tara Bhandari and BJP leader
Prakash Javedekaar were among those who visited her to extend
their full support to her. " I have no place to go. India is
my home and I would like to keep living in the country till I
die," she said. On November 30, she has been brought to New
Delhi. Taslima has now turned virtually a fugitive. Her visa
was extended in August' 07 and is due to expire on Feb' 08.
Taslima Nasrin was awarded the 2004 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh
Prize for promotion of tolerance and non-violence. The Safdar
Hashmi Memorial Trust has sought to underline the unabashed
duplicity exhibited by Hindu fundamentalist forces in
Taslima's case when they continue to viciously prosecute
Indian Muslim painter M.F. Hussain. Hindu extremists were
screaming for his blood over the issue of his depiction of
Hindu goddesses in a recent painting. In the wake of Hindu
agitation protesting against Hussain's painting, he went
The truth, sadly, is that when the Hindu sentiments were hurt
by this painting, Hussain is to be punished, but when Muslim
sentiments were hurt by the controversial Bangladesh writer,
she has been treated as "honorable Guest." Ironically enough,
this discriminatory attitude irks the Muslim protesters.
Furthermore, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi is
willing to bring Taslima Nasrin to his State where he assured
her of full support and security. Taslima's views have put
her among the Muslim baiters and cast her out as anti-Muslim
in a world that is becoming increasingly paranoid about Islam.
Jamiat Ulama -i-Hind general secretary Mahmood A.Madani has
urged the Muslim community to forgive Taslima Nasreen on the
condition that she should withdraw offensive passages from
her controversial book, Dwikhandita, written in 2002
based on her memories of Bangladesh during the 1980's. The
book was banned by the West Bengal government in 2003 as it
could incite enmity between different groups on grounds of
religion. She has finally agreed to delete the objectionable
matters from the book and to withdraw copies of the book from
sellers. The government has also warned her not to write in
future anything hurting the sentiments of any community.
Madani said. "the matter should be treated as closed and she
is welcome to stay in India in whichever city she chooses."
The government of India has also put the same condition for
her stay in India.
PAKISTAN: Jamaat-e-Islami Takes the Lead: Gains Major
Support from 4 MMA Segments, plus Imran+Nawaz Sharif
from New Trend's Pakistan observer
December 6, 2007: Jamaat-e-Islami's Ameer, Qazi Hussain Ahmed,
seems to have developed a consensus within the Islamic
movement that Rule of Law must take precedence over elections.
He called for the restoration of the judiciary which was
illegally removed by Pervez Musharraf. [Syed Munawar Hasan,
JI's Secretary General, told New Trend that the restoration
of the legitimate judiciary is essential.] Speaking in
Peshawar, Qazi sahib, as he is known there, condemned the
military operations being carried out in Waziristan and Swat
against the people of Pakistan. He said Musharraf and his men
are being used to pit the army against the people.
Musharraf has gotten himself illegally re-elected and
handpicked an entire new Supreme Court which jumps to fulfill
his commands, Qazi Hussain said. All these manufactured
constructs must be removed, he said, for genuine elections to
Syed Munawar Hasan told New Trend that all the constituent
parties in the MMA, except one, are with Jamaat-e-Islami in
demanding that all the steps taken by Pervez Musharraf be
rescinded before elections are held. Musharraf, he said, is
not acceptable because he violated his sacred oaths. Imran
Khan, leader of Insaf party, is in strong unity with
Jamaat-e-Islami. Very fruitful talks have been held with
Nawaz Sharif too.
On December 4 and 5, students, including large numbers of
Islamic women, demonstrated in Islamabad against Musharraf's
regime. They were attacked by police and clashed with the
police all day long.
New Trend's observers say Jamaat-e-Islami is qualitatively
and quantitatively the strongest political party in Pakistan,
with a huge cadre of Islamic activists, at mosques across the
country, with impressive support among students and women in
the middle class. Maulana Maudoodi would have been happy to
see the results of his groundwork.
WAR NEWS: Maulvi Fazlullah Evades Pak Army's Juggernaut:
First attack by female Martyr-Bomber
Between November 24 and December 1, Pakistan's best military
forces captured key positions in Mingora, Matta and other
areas in Swat state only to find that there were no mujahideen
in the captured positions. Shariat Radio, FM, was silent all
those days. Then suddenly it came on and Maulvi Fazlullah,
the leader of the resistance, spoke to say that the army is
relentlessly bombarding civilian populations on the excuse
of hitting the Taliban. He said, his forces have withdrawn in
good order and with all their weapons. The fighting will take
on a different pattern, he said, so that the army will have
no excuse to hit civilians.
Tens of thousands of civilian fleeing before long range
artillery shelling and helicopter gunship attacks are now in
refugee camps in the increasingly cold weather. [Pakistan has
brought 75 families back to their homes.]
Observers say that the Maulvi has withdrawn his armed force
to the difficult mountain terrain of Dir and the Pakistan
army will find it difficult to follow him.
Pakistan's acting Interior Minister announced that a
permanent military base has been established in the Matta
area of Swat and the military will stay in Swat till
"extremism" is wiped out.
December 5, 2007: In a high security area of Peshawar known as
Babar Lane, an Islamic woman in burqa carried out a
martyrdom operation against a military checkpoint. It
appears that the entire military squad in the checkpoint was
wiped out. The explosion was so powerful that it was heard
miles away and shook the area. The woman was first seen
roaming around the missionary school nearby. The top military
elites live here in fashionable, expensive houses.
[The Pakistani regime has tried to downplay the attack by
claiming that the soldiers tackled the woman; she blew up
with a powerful explosion but no one else was killed. The
government also put out the story, published by DAWN daily,
that the woman was an Afghan, thus attempting to reject the
idea that the troops were attacked by a Pakistani woman.
They say the explosion ripped the woman apart but her face
survived. The hole in the story again is that women in the
entire Frontier area are Pushtun and do not have starkly
different facial features from Afghans.]
December 4: In Bajaur Agency, Islamic fighters captured 6
Pakistani paramilitary troops and blew up their check point.
Earlier 8 Pakistani paramilitaries were captured in a
December 3, 4, 5: There were nightly exchanges of heavy fire
between Pakistani troops and mujahideen Talibs in
AFGHANISTAN: Martyr bombers Attack Kabul During Secretary
The news of U.S. Secretary Robert Gates visit seems to have
reached the Taliban. During one week there were three
martyrdom attacks in Kabul itself. The third one, December 5,
featured the martyr ramming a bus load of National Guard
troops [trained and armed by NATO] with his dynamite loaded
car. According to CNN 13 people were killed in the attack.
Pakistani papers say 16 were killed, including 8
In Helmand, the same day, a British soldier was killed in a
gun fight with Taliban. In Nuristan province, 14 laborers
working on a road were killed in a U.S. air raid.
IRAQ: Attacks Spread as Lull Ends: Gates Visit seemed to
Peace is not at hand in Iraq though Surge is over
A spate of attacks on Shi'ites supporting the U.S. were
carried out during the first 5 days of December, coinciding
with Secretary Gates' visit. Ominously, on December 3, U.S.
troops came under attack in Anbar province, with one U.S.
soldier killed two wounded.
Iraq "regime" admitted that the resistance from Islamic forces
is too strong for it. It took two steps:
Notice the illegitimacy of the situation here: a regime
installed by the U.S. thru elections held under occupation is
asking the UN to legitimize the continuation of the occupation.
Laughable but tragic.
The Shi'ite regime urged refugees NOT to return although $100
million have been allocated for the purpose. [Washington Post
December 5, p.21A.]
The regime has asked the United Nations to request U.S. troops
to extend their stay till December 2008 [at which time another
extension will be needed. [Post and other sources.]
From a Christian friend of Muslims
Attack on Iran on Hold Only Temporarily
By Mark Glenn
December 5, 2007
On December 3, falling almost squarely between the day that
Americans give thanks to God for all their blessings and the
day that the world's Christians and Muslims celebrate the
birth of Jesus, the 16 most important organs within the US
intelligence apparatus released declassified portions of the
NIE or National Intelligence Estimate. Given the rhetoric of
the last few years, what this report has to say is explosive,
and that is putting it mildly. Prepared mainly by the CIA,
two of the key points of this report are as follows:
"We judge that in fall 2003, Tehran halted its nuclear
"We assess with moderate confidence Tehran has not restarted
its nuclear weapons program as of mid-2007..."
In essence, this report is a contradiction the size of Mt.
Sinai to everything that the Bush administration and the
Jewish support groups that pull his strings have been saying
for the past several years with regards to Iran's nuclear
weapons program. Beginning with Bush's speech immediately
following 9/11 (where he labeled Iran as being part of the
axis of evil, warning that any day now America would go up in
a mushroom cloud) and on an almost hourly basis since then
the world has been subjected to a seemingly inexhaustible
amount of propaganda, from Bushites on the Neocon talk radio
circuit, warlords in Israel's Knesset and all the various
operatives working for Jewish interests here in the US,
including the likes of Normon Podhoretz, Daniel Pipes,
Michael Ledeen et al.
Now however, sanity seems to have gotten hold of at least a
few in the intelligence community who recognize that the
United States stands at the abyss and is faced with its own
extinction in the event that the present Zionist-engineered
war widens to include Iran.
Lest the reader assume that the NIE is just some 'piece of
paper' (as George Bush is alleged to have once disparagingly
said about the US Constitution) rest assured it is not.
According to the CIA (the organization charged with most of
the nation's intelligence analysis) the NIE is the most
authoritative written judgment concerning a particular
national security issue. Unlike current intelligence papers
that describe the present, most NIEs forecast future
developments and address their implications for the United
States in terms of military, technological, economic and
political trends. The various branches of the Federal
Government that contribute to it include the departments of
Justice and Treasury, the National Security Agency and the
Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency, just to name a few.
In short, it is the best that America's best is capable of
producing in terms of actionable intelligence.
Given that the rug has been pulled out from under the effort
to get America involved in a war with Iran, the reaction from
all the usual characters is not in the least bit surprising.
Bush, (the 'recovering' alcoholic who thinks God whispers in
his ear) like some gambler who refuses to believe his pair
of jokers did not beat his opponent's royal flush is not
backing down. Having pulled a skunk out of his black magic
hat rather than a rabbit, his response is in effect that
'Although Iran halted her program in 2003, that doesn't mean
she couldn't start it back up again.' As of this writing, VP
Cheney (who was reported trying to suppress the release of
the NIE as far back as six months ago) and his people are
quiet as church mice in a room full of hungry cats.
Both in Israel and the U.S., the blind supporters of the
Jewish state and her mad agenda are howling with a mixture
of panic and outrage. From official circles such as PM Olmert
and Defense Minister Barak, Israel has done everything except
declare the report the product of a group of incompetent
nincompoops. Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni (despite her being
quoted off-the-record recently saying that Iranian nuclear
weapons pose no existential threat to Israel) said of the NIE
"The world cannot accept a nuclear Iran...Tehran's adamant
pursuit of a nuclear weapon has been proven and it is clear
to all that it continues with its efforts to obtain
Here in the U.S., Israel and her supporters are doing
everything except rend their robes in the same way the High
Priest Caiaphas did before sentencing Jesus of Nazareth to
die for daring to oppose the Jewish supremacist agenda in His
own day. They are using all the familiar charges of
'appeasement' and 'backing down' from the divinely-imposed
duty of 'protecting the Jewish people from annihilation at
the hands of the new Hitler,' Ahmadinejad. The one thing
they have not done YET (but give them time) is to allege the
NIE's analysis is all the result of 'Islamo-Fascist' agents
and spies who have penetrated America's most sensitive
intelligence agencies, having pushed out Israel and her
Judeo-fascist agents and spies that have already been there
for quite some time.
Watchers of political events must ask a few questions
concerning this recent development, and particularly when
calling to mind that it was these same intelligence agencies
playing an instrumental part in providing George Bush and his
war machine with the necessary pretext for invading Iraq, not
the least of which is 'Why?' as well as 'Why now?"
The best answer to both is the one most obvious and easy to
understand, and deals with the most primal of all instincts,
which is survival. The individuals and agencies charged with
doing America's intelligence work are privy to information
that the most curious of Americans could only dream of
acquiring. They know full-well the unprecedented and
irreversible disaster that will take place in the event
America widens this war to include Iran. They see a
nuclear-armed Russia sitting next door and the fact that
Putin and his 'United Russia' party (elected with an
overwhelming majority the very same day the NIE was released)
are wildly popular amongst the Russian people and will not be
pushed around by America and Israel. The authors of the NIE
see a potential mutiny brewing in the US military, one small
piece of evidence being the remarks recently made by Adm.
William Fallon (commander of all forces in the Middle East
tasked with any Iranian attack) that an attack on Iran would
not take place under his watch. They see the declining value
of the dollar and the fact that it has lost over 30% of its
value since the war in Iraq began, and tied directly to world
opinion of America's increasing political instability.
In short, what the authors of the NIE are trying to do is
prevent the last nail being hammered into America's coffin
that an attack on Iran would bring by those intent upon
destroying what was once the bastion of freedom and
prosperity. Fear of losing one's job does not begin to
compare with the fear of having one's nation go up in
smoke-literally-that would ensue from the future madness
envisioned by Zionism's most ardent fanatics. Thus, those
who in the recent past were content with their roles as
highly-paid and well-tailored yes men, willing to give the
would-be emperor and his band of warlords falsified
information in order to convict a nation that was already
condemned to death are now willing to risk wrestling the lion
if it is the only chance of surviving the ordeal.
However, as much as America and the rest of the world may be
breathing a sigh of relief over the recently released NIE, a
few things should be kept in mind, which, borrowing from an
old adage, can be summed up thus-'It ain't over till
The madmen intent upon waging war against a billion and a
half people in the Muslim world will not be deterred by a
few inconvenient words written on a few pages by a few men
working for a few intelligence agencies. The Neocons who
nurse what is a well-proven and irrational fanaticism when
it comes to Israel have demonstrated over and over again
that they will not be deterred from getting their way. Not
able to achieve what they wanted 40 years ago when they
attacked (but failed to sink) the USS Liberty they were able
to achieve on September 11, 2001, namely bringing America
into Israel's dirty wars. Right now they have come closer to
achieving what they have wanted these last 2,000 years and
counting-meaning world-wide domination-than ever before in
history, and what this means is that they are desperate, and
desperate men do desperate things.
This being the case, and given Americans' increasing
opposition to Israel's wars in the Middle East, look for
something catastrophic to take place, and probably not as
far in the future as some might hope during this season of
advent as Christians and Muslims prepare to celebrate the
birth of the man who devoted 3 years of his life to fighting
the Jewish extremist warlords of his own day. And while
people should be grateful for every blessing bestowed upon
them by the beneficence of a merciful Almighty and hope for
the best, at the same time they should also prepare for the
worst when dealing with an institutionalized evil such as
Zionism and its supporters who, as has already been
demonstrated, are capable of doing anything to anyone,
2007 Mark Glenn
-Originally appearing in American Free Press Newspaper
2007-12-07 Fri 19:07:00 cst