Tuesday 25th of June 2024

the poor man's airforce .....

‘On a warm September day in 1920,
a few months after the arrest of his comrades Sacco and Vanzetti, a vengeful
Italian anarchist named Mario Buda parked his horse-drawn wagon near the corner
of Wall and Broad Streets, directly across from J. P. Morgan Company. He
nonchalantly climbed down and disappeared, unnoticed, into the lunchtime crowd. 

A few blocks away, a startled
postal worker found strange leaflets warning: "Free the Political
Prisoners or it will be Sure Death for All of You!" They were signed:
"American Anarchist Fighters." 

The bells of nearby Trinity
Church began to toll at noon. When they stopped, the wagon – packed with
dynamite and iron slugs – exploded in a fireball of shrapnel. 

"The horse and wagon were
blown to bits," writes Paul Avrich, the celebrated historian of American
anarchism who uncovered the true story. "Glass showered down from office
windows, and awnings twelve stories above the street burst into flames. People
fled in terror as a great cloud of dust enveloped the area. In Morgan's
offices, Thomas Joyce of the securities department fell dead on his desk amid a
rubble of plaster and walls. Outside scores of bodies littered the

The History Of
The Car Bomb
& The History Of The Car
Bomb (Part 2)

the village idiot war criminal …..

‘The CIA had evidence Iraq possessed no weapons of mass
destruction six months before the 2003 US-led invasion but was ignored by a
White House intent on ousting Saddam Hussein, a former senior CIA official
said, according to CBS. 

Tyler Drumheller, who headed CIA
covert operations in Europe during the run-up to the Iraq war, said
intelligence opposing administration claims of a WMD threat came from a top
Iraqi official who provided the US spy agency with other credible information.

The source "told us that there were no active weapons of mass destruction
programs," Drumheller said in a CBS interview to be aired on Sunday on the
US network's 60 Minutes. 

"The (White House) group
that was dealing with preparation for the Iraq war came back and said they were
no longer interested," he was quoted as saying in interview excerpts
released by CBS on Friday. 

"We said: 'Well, what about
the intel?' And they said: 'Well, this isn't about intel anymore. This is about
regime change'," added Drumheller, whose CIA operation was assigned the
task of debriefing the Iraqi official.’ 

White House Knew There

Official deception

From the Washington Post

"Once again, we are imprisoned in a failed policy," he said. "And once again, we are being told that admitting mistakes, not the mistakes themselves, will provide our enemies with an intolerable propaganda victory."

Although Kerry acknowledged that the wars in Vietnam and Iraq are not mirror images, he said that the conflicts are "now converging in too many tragic respects."

Among the similarities, according to Kerry: The justification for each war was "based on official deception"; the attempt to cast the struggles as part of a larger global conflict was a "misperception"; and, in Iraq as in Vietnam, "we have stayed and fought and died, even though it is time for us to go."

By drawing heavily on his experiences as a veteran-turned-dissenter, Kerry seemed to be daring Republicans to question his military credentials, which groups such as the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth did during the 2004 contest.

Many Democrats had criticized Kerry for not responding more quickly to those attacks, and he has vowed that he will strike back more aggressively should he run in 2008 -- a strategy he previewed yesterday.

"How dare those who never wore the uniform in battle attack those who wore it all their lives -- and who, retired or not, did not resign their citizenship to serve their country," Kerry said. "That is cheap and shameful."

Tracey Schmitt, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, said her party has "never questioned Democrats' patriotism," but she added: "We do question John Kerry's motives, considering his eagerness to engage in political theatrics as he ponders a presidential run."

Read more at the Washington Post

the roots of terror .....

‘Suicide terror has become a daily news staple. Who are
these human bombs, and why are they willing to die in order to kill? Many
observers turn to Islam for an explanation. They cite the preponderance of
Muslim bombers today, indoctrination by extremist institutions, and the
language used in jihadi statements. 

But these arguments fall short.
At present, bombers are primarily Muslim, but this was not always so. Nor does
indoctrination play a strong role in growing today's self-selected global jihad
networks. Rather, militants and bombers are propelled by social ties. And even
when jihadis use the Qur'an and Sunna to frame their struggle, their
justifications for violence are primarily secular and grievance-based.’ 

Hard Truth About Suicide Bombers

a routine day at the office .....

‘The elevators in the New York Hilton played CNN on a
small screen you could not avoid watching. Iraq was top of the news;
pronouncements about a "civil war" and "sectarian violence"
were repeated incessantly. It was as if the US invasion had never happened and
the killing of tens of thousands of civilians by the Americans was a surreal
fiction. The Iraqis were mindless Arabs, haunted by religion, ethnic strife and
the need to blow themselves up. Unctuous puppet politicians were paraded with
no hint that their exercise yard was inside an American fortress. 

And when you left the lift, this
followed you to your room, to the hotel gym, the airport, the next airport and
the next country. Such is the power of America’s corporate propaganda, which,
as Edward Said pointed out in Culture
and Imperialism
, "penetrates electronically" with its
equivalent of a party line.’ 

The Return Of The Death

our gang .....

‘There is a terrorist
organisation operating in Britain today with the full knowledge and support of
Tony Blair and the New Labour government.’ 

Terrible History Of Terrorists Within

fakin' it .....

’I really had no idea how to spot
a terrorist until I studied the manuals published by the Phoenix FBI, the state
employees of Virginia, and the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

Now that I have absorbed these
manuals, I not only know how to spot a terrorist, but I have discovered that I
am probably a terrorist.’

To Spot A Terrorist

dear terrorist child .....

‘Growing up, young child, as you surely are, affected in some way, shape or form by the tentacles of America’s malevolent imperialism in the Middle East, whether by market colonialism, economic genocide or military occupation, surely bitterness, hatred, rage and a thirst for vengeance are slowly yet inevitably building inside your tiny body.

Like a seed planted into the fertile soils of American hegemony, sprouting in anger with every downpour of American interference in your land, over time nurtured to become a tree bearing the blowback fruit America will be forced to reap, ready to ripen at maturity, your emotions against the Empire growing stronger with every year that passes, with every act of further humiliation and de-humanization, with every display of blatant hypocrisy or lost opportunity, with every new maiming and death upon your family and people.’

You Call Me "Terrorist", I Call You Coward