Shawwal 20, 1425/December 3, 2004 #118
BOOK NOTICE by Buut Shikan [Idol Breaker]
Control: Musharraf's Secret Uncovered.
Looks like Michael Scheuer's IMPERIAL HUBRIS launched a battle of the
books. Scheuer appears to be an American nationalist who, as a senior
intelligence officer, saw that America's interests were not served by
war on "terror."
He had the courage to write that U.S. support for
is a major cause of the war. He shocked readers by pointing out that
Osama bin Laden is not a terrorist and should be seen as what he is: An
leader and fighter who is victoriously leading the Muslims against
America. Scheuer also stated that the U.S. can never win in
and Karzai is a dead-ender.
Probably in response to IMPERIAL HUBRIS, a book came out in November
2004 which defends President
viewpoint and omits Israel as an issue. George Friedman's
AMERICA'S SECRET WAR [Doubleday, pp.354] is to be taken as seriously as
IMPERIAL HUBRIS. These two books are very different from the dozens of
"fluffy" propaganda books about "terrorism" which have come out after
Though the two books are in serious opposition to each other about
Bush's policies, their basic understanding of the war is exactly what
pointed out almost three years ahead of them. These are the basic
points from New Trend:
[At this point George Friedman parts company with us, because he wants
to discount the
The 9.11 attacks cannot be explained by conspiracy theories. They were
carried out by an elite Islamic commando unit which took American
defenses completely by surprise.
9.11, from the U.S. viewpoint, was a total communications and
Osama bin Laden, Mullah Omar and the Taliban were not defeated. Faced
with overwhelming American firepower, they simply carried out a classic
guerrilla maneuver. They withdrew in good order and re-organized.
The U.S. launched attacks on Afghanistan to show that it could still
exert power around the globe. The Zionist Jews persuaded President Bush
to continue the attack into Iraq.
The most important information in Friedman's AMERICA'S SECRET WAR is
about Pakistan. Till now Pakistanis have only been told about the
humiliation heaped upon Pakistan's nuclear scientists, led by A.Q. Khan.
It's actually much worse. Musharraf has simply sold out everything
Pakistan had, from the most strategic [like nukes] to the tactical
[like the rights of the people of Waziristan ensured by Mohommed Ali
Friedman reveals that American forces actually TOOK OVER PAKISTANI
NUCLEAR WEAPONS FACILITIES. Here is the relevant quote:
"It has never been clear if Musharraf buckled, if the U.S. simply
presented him with a fait accompli, or if Musharraf secretly agreed
but wanted it to appear that he had been forced. However, at a point
in March, U.S. forces (not in uniform and drawn primarily from former
SOCOM troops transferred to
and units from SAD), along with scientists from NEST, deployed
simultaneously to all of Pakistan' s nuclear reactors. They rushed to
take inventory of what was there and examine records of what ought to
be there ... "
[AMERICA'S SECRET WAR, p.227]
"The United States had secured Pakistan's nuclear facilities, although it
was only nominally observing them. Musharraf worked with the United
States to keep this secret.... " [p.228]
Thus Musharraf handed over Pakistani nukes and related facilities to
the U.S. and kept it secret from Pakistanis.
Friedman works out an elaborate theory to justify Bush's action against
Pakistan. He builds a story about how there was a chance of an Al-Qaida
nuclear attack in America, using a "bomb in a handbag." He claims that
there was danger that the terrorists would steal a small nuke either
from Pakistan or former USSR and bring it to New York. It's a weak
theory, seemingly taken from movie horror stories.
Then he goes on to build the scenario that the U.S. was tipped off that
an actual nuke had been stolen. And hence, he claims, the U.S. used
to pressure Pakistan, and finally the U.S. itself ended up threatening
Pakistan with a nuclear attack on its nuclear facilities.
Thus an excuse is presented for Musharraf to allow the U.S. to take over
Pakistan's facilities and "inspect" them.
New Trend's strategic analysis has been that the U.S. wants Israel alone
to have nukes, and to that end wants to make sure that all other nuclear
development be stopped [be it in Libya,
or North Korea] related to the Middle East.
New Trend's analysis has also been that Musharraf cooperated with the
[now gone] Indian government to cow down the Pakistani people when they
were agitating against the U.S. attack on Afghanistan. Thus Musharraf
has been a consistent ally of both the U.S. and India against Islam.
This can be seen very clearly in Musharraf's policies related to both
as well as in the induction of 75,000 Pakistani troops to subdue Islamic
Pashtun tribes supporting the Taliban in Pakistan's Frontier Province.
Friedman's subtle defense of Bush's policies is very well done but it
crumbles when analyzed. None of the Al-Qaida attacks have been carried
out with WMDs, be it 9.11, or Bali or Madrid or the attacks in Riyadh.
The story of the Al-Qaida nuke, though scary, is not credible.
[A Poem for the Children of Fallujah
and Muslim Families Forced to Leave home
by U.S. bombing.]
"Get Out of Fallujah"
by Karen English
You must get out of Fallujah
Because while you are proudly walking home from school
A paper heart for your mother clutched in your small hand
An F-18 hornet on a bombing run will
Mow you down and pulverize your books
Mistaking your for a nest of insurgents.
While you are gathering under the wedding tent
Your glass raised in celebration,
War planes criss-crossing the sky
Will deal your wedding party a crushing blow
How easily your tents are mistaken for a rebel safe house.
While you are preparing the evening meal
Attack helicopters will swoop down
and hover outside of your window
Making all the necessary adjustments
Until they have you and your cooking spoon in their sights
Then they will let go with every bit of their ammunition
Having mistaken you for a militant Muslim network.
Just as you settle in your favorite place among the date palms
To return to the poetic words of Rumi
A convoy of Abrams tanks will roll by
And then back up
Their big guns will swivel on their base until you are in their line of fire
Their 44 caliber 120 millimeter guns capable of firing explosive rounds
Will blast you into fine red spray
And Rumi's words, reduced to brilliant black powder
The occupation forces having received credible intelligence
That your tree was a weapons cache
You must get out of Falluja
Your enemies are poised and ready
Their mouths are watering with anticipation and bloodlust
Pack your bags
Steal away in the night
Get past the checkpoints
But if they stop you, heed the advice of your black brethren in America
Put both hands on the steering wheel and look straight ahead
And pray you get out of Falluja
[Courtesy Zahi Damuni, Al-Awda]
Women in Telmond Prison on hunger strike: protest inhumane treatment .
Women's bones Fractured by Israeli Guards. One Year Old Sprayed.
On 30 November 2004, a DCI/PS lawyer visited the women's section of
Telmond prison where he was able to talk to one Palestinian detainee,
Samah Abdallah. Samah informed him that on Sunday 28 November, the
female Palestinian prisoners in Telmond went out to the exercise yard
as normal. However, before the end of their allotted time outdoors, the
prison administration ordered the Palestinian women and girls to return
to their cells. The representative of the Palestinian female detainees,
Amna Mouna, complained to the guards that it was too soon for the
women to go back inside. As she did so, she was severely beaten by a
group of prison guards after which she was taken to the punishment
cells, which are cold bare rooms with no bedding, no heating and no
To protest against the manner in which the prison administration deals
with female Palestinian prisoners and in particular against the beating
of their spokeswoman and her subsequent isolation, the remaining
Palestinian female detainees began screaming and shouting. The guards
responded by bringing in other troops, armed with batons, water hoses
and tear gas, who began to beat the women and spray them with water
As a result of the brutal attack, one prisoner, Sana Amer, suffered
probable fractures to an arm and a leg, while two other Palestinian
prisoners, Suad Ghazal and Asma' Hussain both sustained probable arm
fractures. Many other prisoners were also injured by the guards. The
prison administration did not provide medical or first aid treatment
to the injured detainees. Instead, they placed a further 13 prisoners
in the punishment cells.
There were further reprisals awaiting those who returned to their normal
cells. The administration confiscated all electrical appliances in the
rooms, and the personal supplies of food and cigarettes which the
women had bought with their own money from the canteena. In a deliberate
effort to make the miserable living conditions even worse, guards
sprayed cold water all over the prisoners' belongings, soaking their
mattresses and clothes. Given that it is winter, the women were not
able to dry the bedding, so were forced to sleep in cold damp beds.
The prison administration cut the prisoners' electricity and water
supplies, and the smell of the tear gas continues to cling to the walls
of the cells.
The person who has suffered the most is Nor, the 1-year old son of
Manal Ghanem. He was born in prison on 10 October 2003 and has never
been outside the Telmond compound. After being sprayed by water and
gas, Nor developed a serious cold. He was not provided with any
Samah also informed the DCI/PS lawyer that during the last week of
November 2004, 30 female Palestinian prisoners were transferred from
Ramle (Neve-Tertze) women's prison to the female section of the
Telmond Compound. Lack of space was already a problem in Telmond
when there were only 56 women prisoners there. Now the number has
risen to 86, overcrowding has become a serious issue - with as many
as five detainees confined to cells which are designed to house only
The Palestinian female detainees in Telmond, among whom there are
at least five aged under-18, have embarked on a hunger strike to
protest against the maltreatment they have suffered at the hands of
the prison administration and the appalling conditions in which they
DCI/PS will continue to monitor the situation and will send out
further briefings as soon as it receives any additional information
on the welfare and condition of the Palestinian female prisoners in
For more information, please call +972 (0)2 240 7530 and ask for the
Research & International Advocacy Unit or go to
Author of Imperial Hubris to Speak: "On With Leon" Show. Expert on
Osama bin Laden.
2:00 - 3:00 PM ET Michael Scheuer former CIA Analyst and author of:
Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror - The war on
terror has created near unanimity on many points, at least within the
American press and political leadership. One essential point of
agreement: al Qaeda specifically and radical Islamism in general
are stirred by a hatred of modernity. Or as President George W. Bush
has articulated repeatedly, they hate freedom. Nonsense, responds the
nameless author of this work and 2003's Through Our Enemies' Eyes (the
senior U.S. intelligence official's identity became an open secret by
publication date). Indeed, he grimly and methodically discards common
wisdom throughout this scathing and compelling take on counter
terrorism. Imperial Hubris is not a book that will cheer Americans,
regardless of their perspectives on the post-9/11 environment. We are,
the author notes, losing the war on terror.
WOL Radio: Baltimore AM 1010, Washington AM 1450 on Saturday Dec.4.
Though U.S. leaders try to convince the world of their success in
fighting al Qaeda, one anonymous member of the U.S. intelligence
community would like to inform the public that we are, in fact, losing
the war on terror. Further, until U.S. leaders recognize the errant
path they have irresponsibly chosen, he says, our enemies will only
According to the author, the greatest danger for Americans confronting
the Islamist threat is to believe-at the urging of U.S. leaders-that
Muslims attack us for what we are and what we think rather than for
what we do. Blustering political rhetoric "informs" the public that
the Islamists are offended by the Western world's democratic freedoms,
civil liberties, inter-mingling of genders, and separation of church
and state. However, although aspects of the modern world may offend
conservative Muslims, no Islamist leader has fomented jihad to destroy
participatory democracy, for example, the national association of
credit unions, or coed universities.
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native Washingtonian. Mr. Kinlow is known for his enthusiasm and
activism on quality of life issues for residents of the District,
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a member of the Covenant Baptist Church, and chairman of the Social
Action Ministry there. He is an elected member of the Democratic State
Committee, a board member of the Anacostia Coordinating Council, lead
coordinator of the Ward 8 Coalition, and serves as vice chairperson of
the Far SW Civic Association.
Eugene was sent to Florida by the Democratic State Committee during the
2004 election to organize on behalf of the Kerry for President campaign.
The insight he gained based upon his experience in Florida will prove
to be interesting and will answer some very important questions about
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