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by Buut Shikan (Idol Breaker)
Big Hole in Anti-Saddam Demonization Propaganda
"O ye who believe! If a corrupt person comes to
you with any news, ascertain
the truth, lest ye harm people unwittingly and
afterwards become full of
repentance for what ye have done."
It's been staring us in the face. It was so
obvious. Let me explain.
Did you notice that there is a "given", a
premise in just about every
speech about Iraq: That Saddam Hussain is some
kind of a monster and has
committed serious crimes against humanity. Even
anti-war protestors start
their speeches with : "I know Saddam Hussain is a
terrible dictator ...." or
"I have not the slightest compunction for Saddam
who has committed crimes
against humanity" or "please don't think that I
am trying to defend Saddam."
That's the staple of speeches on Iraq even from
opponents of the
Question: When the U.S. decided that it
needed an excuse to attack
Iraq, why did
select "weapons of mass
destruction" or WMD's and not an INVESTIGATION OF
SADDAM's HUMAN RIGHTS
Now we know that Iraq has absolutely no
weapons of mass destruction.
The inspectors have visited more than 200 sites
and have come up with nothing
except a few rusty old EMPTY shell cases in an
old storage depot.
The U.S. and Blair already know this. They
have been controlling the "no
fly zones" and photographing every inch of Iraq
for the last 12 years. It is
said without exaggeration that the U.S. can read
the number plates of cars in
Then there is the network of
Thousands of educated Iraqis
have left Iraq owing to the embargo. These are a
rich source of information
on Iraq's capabilities.
SO WHY THE INSPECTORS and the SEARCH FOR
WMDs? This was merely a cover
to give the U.S. time to build up its forces to a
enough to crush Iraq. Now the U.S. has 150,000
troops in place and is working
around the clock to build it up to 250,000. Also,
the work of the inspectors,
accompanied by the press corp, probably helped
the sophisticated U.S.
intelligence agencies gain a better idea of how
DEFENSELESS Iraq is against
the U.S. armada. Remember these heroes of America
only go into situations
like Panama and Grenada where there is no chance
for the other side. In
these heroes use B-52s against
barefooted Taliban armed with
The U.S. is preparing to fire 800 cruise
missiles into Baghdad in the
first 48 hours to make Iraqi defenses crumble.
After that the heroes of
America will go in and a great victory will be
QUESTION: COULD'NT THE U.S. HAVE WON MUCH
MORE SUPPORT for the war IF
it had called for an INVESTIGATION of SADDAM's
ALLEGED CRIMES? It could have
used such a ploy for a demand that Saddam must be
removed on grounds of
common decency. Look at the stories the
are putting out,
alleging every imaginable atrocity which Saddam
is said to have committed,
from rape to mass murder to the gassing his own
People like CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, unusual
bedfellow of Bush, have been
bandying about figures like "one million Kurds
killed" by Saddam. The
Iranians too have their stories about Saddam,
with their "Islamic
revolutionaries" working under the table with the
Here is my understanding of this situation,
with a scenario of what
will follow if the U.S. attacks without an
investigation of Iraq's human
1. SADDAM HUSSAIN has evidently NOT COMMITTED any
atrocities against his
people since 1990 when he turned against the U.S.
and put the words "Allahu
Akbar" on the flag of Iraq. The entire Zionist
propaganda machine has NOT
BEEN ABLE TO COME UP WITH EVEN ONE verifiable
ATROCITY carried out by Saddam
in the last 12 years. [Check it out: This is a
2. Whatever alleged atrocities he is said to have
committed were committed at
the time when he was WORKING WITH THE U.S.
2a. IF AN INVESTIGATION WERE CARRIED OUT, the
hand of the U.S. would show
through clearly. Hence the U.S. is NOT in favor
of any human rights
investigation of Iraq.
3. Zionist propagandists claim that Saddam
"gassed his own people." This
phrase is repeated ad nauseum by U.S. government
officials too. Here again,
NO IMPARTIAL INQUIRY HAS EVER BEEN CARRIED OUT TO
PROVE THE POINT.
4. The only "document" on the Halabja gassing
story is a video tape issued by
the Iranian propaganda ministry which shows
civilians, a couple of dozen,
lying dead in the streets of Halabja. (I have the
tape.) There is nothing in
the tape which shows that the Iraqis did it.
4a. Reports have surfaced which indicate that the
Iranian and Iraqi forces
exchanged gas attacks and the people of Halabja
were caught in the middle.
Again, there is no investigative study.
5. Following the Gulf War (which was not really a
war but the slaughter of
Iraqi troops withdrawing peacefully from Kuwait),
two Kurdish groups and a
Shia group were instigated to rise up in armed
revolt against Saddam. These
uprisings were ruthlessly put down by Saddam.
Suppression of armed uprisings
cannot be called a crime.
5a. Quite possibly, Saddam's troops committed
atrocities against the rebels.
WHY IS THE U.S. unwilling to have the uprisings
investigated by the World
Court? Evidently any investigation would bring
out the U.S. role in
instigating the uprisings.
6. Saddam has committed some other "atrocities"
too, such as the slaughter of
CIA agents and their support base. The most
astounding of these acts was the
killing of his own sons-in-law who had been
"turned" by the CIA and were
helping the U.S. to get information which would
justify the continuation of
the sanctions on Iraq. The two sons-in-law had
done their job and escaped.
Saddam lured them back and then killed them.
[7. There are reports that Saddam has committed
some other "atrocities" too
of which Iraqis are quite proud. For instance, a
gang of traffickers in women
were taking Iraqi women to Dubai on the pretense
of getting them good jobs.
The intense poverty generated in Iraq by the
U.N's sanctions, with two
million deaths, make such offers doubly
attractive. Once in Dubai's
freewheeling American-type culture, the Iraqi
women were used as prostitutes.
Somehow Saddam heard of the suffering of these
women. His intelligence agents
captured the traffickers and they were stripped,
whipped and hanged till
Indications from Zionist propaganda and the
diatribes of people like
Christopher Hitchins indicate the following:
THE HUMAN RIGHTS "INVESTIGATION" AGAINST SADDAM
will begin AFTER he is
overthrown, if the U.S. attack succeeds. There
will be NO SADDAM to answer
the propaganda barrage which will be let loose.
His officials, if captured, will put all the
blame on him. The graves of
people killed in the uprisings and even in the
Iraq-Iran war will be dug up
and stories of "atrocities" will be on the front
pages of Zionist
Finally, the downfall of Saddam will mean
that U.S. crimes against
humanity, such as the slow death of TWO MILLION
IRAQIS by way of sanctions
and embargo and bombing will no longer be open to
investigation. The puppet
Iraqi "leaders" have already appeared on TV and
shown that they could teach
Karzai how to be dutiful servants of America. The
fall of Saddam will conceal
12 years of America's inhumanity to Iraq which
resulted in the destruction of
an entire generation of young Iraqis. As
Medeleine Albright said, in her
Jewish wisdom, "it was worth it."
We would like to remind you of this upcoming event.]
Hawaa Barayev, The Sword of the Hijab.
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Time: 12:00AM CET (GMT+01:00)
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2001
Muslim Woman Stabs the Heart of Russian Special
Leadership - Kaukab Siddique
To all Muslims!.
To all those who failed to fulfill their duties
brothers and sisters in
To all those who waste their time with worldly
Muslims are slaughtered in Chechnya and other
parts of the world.
Take heed of the message issued by a young Muslim
woman who wore
the Hijab and was not even 20 years old, ...whose
were: I know what I am
has a price and I hope this will
be the price
Moments later, sister Hawaa Barayev drove a car
explosives through the streets of Alkhan Kala and
building that was used by the leadership of
Forces in Chechnya.
Russian troops unleashed a
hail of fire in an attempt to stop sister Hawaa,
but Allah had
chosen to give victory to her and to her message.
She drove the
car through the gates
and into the centre of the building. The
the structure and causing heavy damage.
After the dust settled, 27 Russian soldiers, many
of them senior
Special Forces officers, lay dead.
The building used by the Russian Special Forces
was severely damaged, and a Russian army of
watched helplessly as a female warrior of Allah
drove a knife
through the heart of
the leadership of Russias elite forces.
The massive damage to the building and the
hundreds of panicky
Russian soldiers who surrounded the structure
after the attack
belied official statements that only few soldiers
were killed or
wounded in the attack.
Sister Hawaa's sacrifice for the sake of Allah
and the Muslims is
a warning to the unbelievers not only in
Chechnya, but across
the world, that the people of Allah will no
longer accept the
tyranny of infidels.
It is a warning to all those who think they can
against Muslim women and children without being
Buddhist Viewpoint on War: Courtesy Ms. Hoorie
[Urge France, etc to veto resolution for war.]
Dear Friends: From a deep sense of mindfulness
and compassion, I ask that you
consider contacting members of the United Nations
Security Council, who will
be considering a resolution to wage war on Iraq
in the coming days. If the UN
stands firm in its opposition, massive bloodshed
and the deaths of tens of
thousands of Iraqi civilians might still be
avoided. France's UN office is
practically begging Americans to flood their
office with email and phone
calls making clear their opposition to the Bush
administration's rush to war.
This would strengthen their hand as they do their
best to prevent war. The
other members of the Security Council would
probably appreciate hearing
opposition from the U.S. populace as well. Below
you will find the phone
numbers and emails to all the Security Council's
ambassadors. I urge you to
contact them today. To make things easier, I
included the email links in the
message. That means, with most browsers, you just
need to click on the email
address and an email message box will pop up. You
just quickly type in two or
three sentences and send it off (suggestion: save
the text from the first
email and just paste it into the other emails).
If you wish to call instead,
the number is listed. If you feel you only have
time to contact a few
ambassadors, I suggest concentrating on those who
have veto power on the
Security Council. That would be:
Ambassador M. Jean-Marc de la
RUSSIA: H.E. Ambassador Mr.
Sergey Lavrov, firstname.lastname@example.org
tel: 212-861-4900 or 4901 or 4902
CHINA: H.E. Ambassador Wang
BRITAIN: H.E. Ambassador Sir
Jeremy Greenstock, email@example.com
fax: 212-745-9316 Here are the email addresses
and phone number of the
remaining members of the Security Council (note:
the telephone numbers for
the above nations have been confirmed, but not
Ambassador Mr. Stefan Tafrov, firstname.lastname@example.org
CAMEROON: S.E. Ambassador Martin
Belinga Eboutou, email@example.com
GUINEA: H.E. Ambassador M. Francois
Lonseny Fall, firstname.lastname@example.org
MEXICO: S.E. Embajador Adolfo
Aguilar Zanser, email@example.com
SYRIA: H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mikhaa
Til Wahbi, firstname.lastname@example.org
ANGOLA: S.E. Ambassador Dr. Ismael
Gaspar Martins, email@example.com
CHILE: S.E. Embajador Juan Gabriel
GERMANY: H.E. Ambassador Dr. Gunter
SPAIN: H.E. Embajador Inocencio F.
PAKISTAN: H.E. Embassador Munir
212-744-7348 Thanks so much for taking a few
moments out of your day to help
prevent a lot of needless suffering. Joseph Byrne
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NEW YORK LETTER: The Scene before the historic
rally of Feb.15
[Also, notes on Jewish shenanigans ] [Talk to
Imam Taalib in NY. He's good.]
from our New York City rep., Sis. Aisha
I have enclosed as an attached file (word pad) a
letter I will have already
mailed to Congressman Rangel. I am fed up with
all of the code orange alerts
and bag searches.
There are going to be a ton of marches against
the war, today. Twenty-five
local labor unions have been barred from having
their march in front of the
U.N. but, they will be allowed to congregate a
few blocks away. It's been
stated than many of these marches are being held
without a permit and so are
I am glad that John Conyers, some U.S. soldiers
and others are suing Bush to
be sure that he does not declare the war without
Maybe there aren't that many Muslims at these
anti-war rallies but, there
aren't that many Muslims in the U.S. alone.
Muslims hit the streets in NYC to protest the
Arab/Muslim round ups. We
started all of this! We are not as docile as the
Imams in some of our
I am not going to be indebted to
or any other organization,
necessarily. I feel that everyone is protesting
because everyone stands to
lose from the U.S.'s imperialism. I think it's
great that everyone
Muslim/non-Muslim is working together with this
"Middle East" are proving that the myth of Tarzan
is just that: a myth. Long
gone are the days when a lone white man can swing
on a vine and scare away a
group of hundreds of natives equipped with all
sorts of weapons!
I say all of the above because I think that it is
important that we Muslims
maintain a certain amount of control over our
struggle for our Muslim
brothers/sisters overseas. We should not let
non-Muslims believe that they
are speaking for us and are doing us a favor.
One thing ex-hippees have
tried to do is claim some amount of glory over
African-Americans in "winning" our civil rights.
Nothing can be further from
the truth and the Eyes On The Prize Series
disputes that lie. However, the
anti-war rallies are not just a Muslim issue.
I am just tired of all of this and I do feel
powerless. When that stupid code
orange went into effect, the first place they
sent those S.W.A.T. teams was
to that 5th avenue synagogue. They were just
standing there with their aka's
pulled out. I thought that scene was ridiculous!
Then, I hear this
California politician by the name of Harman
(probably a Jew), state on
that she tells her children not to even bother
taking the subway because she
fears for their safety. Supposedly, this
frightened many of us NYers. All
of these Jews are trying to frighten us into
believing that this will be
However, when I pray and read the Qur'an, I
develop a new found strength and
energy. Al-humdullilah! I think it's important
that we keep up our boycott.
I will be distributing the literature at my
neighborhood mosque. I will
meet with Imam Taalib about the current events.
The Internet is an important
escape for Muslims who are dealing with weak,
bootlicking Imams. I will
report to you about more New York events.
May Allah reward you for everything you are doing
to enlighten the Muslim
community world wide! Thank you for the
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