|by Christopher Bollyn
10 April 2007
Democrats and Republicans in Congress have been bickering recently about using the phrase „global war on terror” in the 2008 budget for expenditures of untold billions of dollars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.
Democrats say they are tired of the Bush administration’s use of the blanket term „war on terror” to justify huge budgets for non-specific military operations.Erin Conaton, the Democratic staff director of the House Armed Services Committee, urged aides in a March 27 memo to „avoid using colloquialisms,” such as the term „global war on terrorism.” The staff was directed to be more specific when preparing the 2008 defense authorization bill.
Staff members were directed to use specific references, such as „the war in Iraq,” the „war in Afghanistan, „operations in the Horn of Africa,” or „ongoing military operations throughout the world.”
„This is a philosophical and political question,” the GOP aide told the Military Times. „Republicans generally believe that by fighting the war on terror in Iraq, we are preventing terrorists from spreading elsewhere and are keeping them engaged so they are not attacking us at home.”
Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Mo.), the committee chairman, defended banning the terms saying in a statement that the Republicans’ „objections to our efforts to clarify legislative language represent the typical Republican leadership attempt to tie together the misadventure in Iraq and the overall war against terrorists.
„The Iraq war is separate and distinct from the war against terrorists, who have their genesis in Afghanistan and who attacked us on 9/11, and the American people understand this,” Skelton said.
Although it’s hard to say what the „American people” understand, it is very clear that Skelton does not understand who is really behind 9/11 and the „war on terror.”
What the „American people” understand about the nebulous and fraudulent „war on terror” is difficult to gauge, but judging from the disinformation provided by the mass media, it appears that there is widespread ignorance about what it is and who is behind it.
Although 9/11 and the subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have drastically changed the way Americans live and think, there is no evidence, in the media or elsewhere, to suggest that „the American people” understand what the „war on terror” is, against whom or how its being fought, or who provides the information that decision makers like Rep. Skelton rely on.
The incredible scenes of destruction at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, witnessed by millions of television viewers, profoundly affected the sense of peace and security that Americans have long enjoyed.
Creating a radical change in how Americans viewed the world was clearly one of the goals, perhaps the ultimate purpose, of the architectural-level planners of the 9/11 attacks. „Interpreting” what 9/11 meant to Americans is where Israeli „experts” on terrorism and the Zionist-controlled media played the key roles.
One month after 9/11, for example, Newsweek’s Arlene Getz interviewed Shabtai Shavit, the former director of Israel’s Mossad. „It may sound dramatic,” Shavit said, „but life in America is not going to be the same as it used to be before Sept. 11.”
Getz had asked Shavit what advice he would give to Americans who, after 9/11, faced „the kind of uncertainty that Israelis have lived with for years?”
„That’s a good question,” Shavit said. „It has to do with how you convince your people and how you educate them to an entirely new situation [in] the United States. It may sound dramatic, but life in America is not going to be the same as it used to be before Sept. 11. In order to be able to go on living, you have to be aware of the fact that you are going to have to give up some of your formal liberties, and you have to be ready to give up some of your pleasantries and conveniences.”
Shavit, who joined the Mossad in 1964, is the chairman of the Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel. The IDC is „Mossad University” where colleges and programs are named after wealthy U.S. Zionists like Samuel Zell, Ronald Lauder, and Marc Rich who sponsor and fund the university tied to Israeli intelligence.
|Marc Rich was born Marc David Reich.An Israeli politician helped pressure President Clinton into pardoning Marc Rich, as explained in this Washington Post article.|
|Sam Zell, for example, the new owner of Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, and a host of mass media properties, sponsors the Zell Entrepreneurship Program for 20 specially chosen Israeli students at the IDC.Link: http://pow.idc.ac.il/pls/portal/url/page/EN_PROGRAM_ENG/EC_ZELL_PROGRAM
Shavit’s prediction has indeed become reality. Burdened with two costly and disastrous wars and an increasingly intrusive Department of Homeland Security, it is safe to say that most Americans would prefer a return to the way things used to be rather than to continue to live under the constant fear and insecurity the mass media has subjected the nation to since 9/11.
Shavit and senior level officers in the Mossad and Israeli military intelligence clearly had prior knowledge of the events of 9/11:
Link – Bollyn-mossad-911.html
ENDING THE „WAR ON TERROR”
In order to liberate our nation from the burdensome „war of terror,” which has been the main focus and preoccupation of the Bush administration, it is essential that we understand what this „war” really is and who is actually behind it.
To free ourselves from the tyranny of the „war on terror,” we need to do more than eliminate it as a phrase in the defense budget; we need to inform ourselves and understand the falsehoods and deception upon which this fraud is based.
Exposing the fraud behind the „war on terror” is much more than an academic exercise; this is a matter of vital importance for the citizens – and the future of the republic. The American way of life and our constitutional freedoms are threatened by the „homeland security” apparatus that was established as a response to 9/11 and which continues to grow in size and power.
The so-called „war on terror” is a false and artificial construct that has been designed by Zionist right-wing extremists from the highest levels of the Israeli government and military. It is based on a series of „false flag” terror attacks which began in the 1990s, including the first bombing of the World Trade Center, the bombing of the Oklahoma federal building, and attacks on U.S. targets abroad.
A brief video introduction to false flag operation is at the top of this page:
The „war on terror” is, in fact, the Israeli-designed war for the United States to engage in as a response to a string of „false flag” terror attacks that culminated with the destruction of the twin towers of the World Trade Center. It is meant to create fear and hatred for Islam and bring the armies of the western „democracies” into the Middle East to defeat and control the enemies of Israel.
Both the U.S.-led military invasions overseas and domestic security state apparatus were planned long before 9/11. These radical changes have been „interpreted” and explained to the American people by the Zionist-controlled media.
Corrupt or gullible government officials have been spoon-fed the fraudulent Zionist explanations and agenda, which are based on an utterly false „interpretation” of 9/11. Senior government and military officials have accepted this foreign agenda without even demanding to see the evidence or putting it through a critical examination.
While there is abundant evidence that Israeli intelligence agencies were involved in the terror attacks of 9/11, this line of investigation is taboo in the Zionist-controlled mainstream media and so-called „truth movement.”
Rather than calling for a rigorous and independent investigation of the facts and evidence, senior government officials and the controlled media have accepted and promoted an unproven fairy tale in which the culprits are all Arabs and Moslems.
Five years later, the same Israeli politicians and intelligence officials who interpreted 9/11 for the U.S. government and media are now controlling the discussion about how the United States should respond to future threats of terrorism.
Shabtai Shavit, for example, and senior Israeli military intelligence officers are still informing and guiding the U.S. response, the so-called „war on terror.”
WHOSE AGENDA IS IT?
The recent „Report of the Future of Terrorism Task Force” to Michael Chertoff, the Israeli-American Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), illustrates how the agenda of Israel’s military intelligence agencies has effectively become the agenda of the United States government. The report, which took 5 months to produce, was published on January 25, 2007.
Link to the PDF file:
The task force consults with and is informed by „key subject matter experts.” The most obvious heavy hitters among the terrorism „experts” are two Israeli generals, namely Yosef „Yossi” Kuperwasser and Yisrael Ziv of something called Comprehensive Security Transformation or „CST International.”
CST is apparently an informal troika of Kuperwasser, Ziv, and Brigadier General Amos Ben-Avraham, a veteran of the army’s elite Sayeret Matkal unit. CST provides „unique, comprehensive and tailored responses to evolving terror threats,” according to its webpage.
Oddly enough, although more than 3,200 American soldiers have died in Iraq in the so-called „war on terror,” not one U.S. military official participated in the production of this report.
The key „finding” of the „Future of Terrorism” report is that „there is every indication that the number and magnitude of attacks on the United States, its interests and its allies will likely increase.” Everything else in the report follows from this dire assumption.
The Israeli military’s research department works closely with the Mossad (foreign) and Shabak (internal) intelligence agencies. Currently he is a Charles Bronfman fellow at the Haim Saban Center at the Brookings Institute.
Kuperwasser headed the research department for the Israeli military from June 2001 until June 2006. He was responsible for strategic intelligence and shaping the way that Israel understood regional developments. Most importantly, Kuperwasser was responsible for how developments were communicated to U.S. officials.
A brief sample of his work reveals how Kuperwasser has a history of providing false or misleading information to U.S. officials:
In January 2002, Kuperwasser headed the Israeli delegation that briefed the U.S. on its findings regarding an alleged Iranian-Palestinian weapons deal involving a ship in the Red Sea. Large amounts of Iranian weapons were supposedly bound for the Gaza Strip.
In April 2003, when no weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq, Kuperwasser suggested that they had all been moved to Syria. This ridiculous idea was widely broadcast in the U.S. controlled media.
In November 2006, Kuperwasser told Canadian media that Iran would be able to produce a nuclear weapon by March 2007. For good measure he compared Iran with Nazi Germany.
In December 2006, Kuperwasser told Benny Avni of the New York Sun that the Lebanese Shi’ite movement Hezbollah „tolerates some Al Qaida presence in Lebanon and even cooperates with it.” He went on to say that „everybody in Lebanon” knows that Hezbollah is „operating on behalf of Iran.”
In November 2001, the Jerusalem Post reported that Ziv had „been behind the decision to lay the bomb” that killed five Palestinian schoolboys in Khan Yunis in the occupied Gaza Strip. Israeli special forces under Ziv’s command had laid the bomb in a civilian area the night before.
The Jerusalem Post article is gone, but the unformatted text is reproduced at the bottom of this page. Other articles about it are still online, such as here at oznik.com and here at Haaretz.com
In September 2003, Ziv planned to kill Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the paraplegic spiritual leader of Hamas, by dropping a 1,100 lb. bomb on a three-story building in Gaza. Rather than arrest the sheikh, Ziv decided to bomb the building he lived in. This attempt failed to kill Yassin.
Ziv was also involved in scores of similar bombings and targeted extra-judicial killings in which hundreds of innocent Palestinian civilians were killed. When it comes to terrorism, Ziv certainly has experience.
The „future of terrorism” report to Secretary Michael Chertoff, an Israeli-American, begins, as one might expect, with a full-color page of the U.S. flag. The 13-page report, which took 5 months to produce, has three main objectives: to „assess future threats”; to „fine-tune processes to meet those threats”; and to „recommend how to better engage and prepare the American public for present and future challenges.”
The 21-member task force, headed by Lee Hamilton, includes Elliott Broidy, the wealthy Zionist billionaire from Los Angeles. James Schlesinger of the MITRE Corp., the vice chair of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, is also on task force.
Schlesinger’s MITRE technology is linked to the events of 9/11 in a number of significant ways.
„Based upon our work over the past five months,” the report began, „members believe that there is every indication that the number and magnitude of attacks on the United States, its interests and its allies will likely increase. Like crime or disease, terrorism should be conceived as a chronic problem requiring a sustained and patient strategy, with ever evolving tactics.”
While „it was not within the purview of the task force to undertake an exhaustive and in-depth examination of particular threats and the sources from which they emanate,” the report goes on to say that „the most significant terrorist threat to the homeland today stems from a global movement, underpinned by a jihadist/Salafist ideology,” which seeks to „overturn regimes considered to be apostate.”
Why any home-grown Middle Eastern movement seeking to overthrow „apostate” regimes in the Middle East would attack the American „homeland” thousands of miles from the regimes they are supposedly fighting is not explained. Most Americans don’t even know what is meant by a „jihadist/Salafist ideology.”
A CENTRALIZED POLICE FORCE
The report promotes the centralization of the local police departments under the Dept. of Homeland Security. In order to defend the „homeland” the report calls for creating a national police force that coordinates state and local forces with DHS:
The report calls for DHS Secretary [Michael Chertoff] to „work directly with state, local, private sector and community leaders to educate them on the threat of radicalization, the necessity of taking preventative action at the local level, and to facilitate the sharing of other nations’ and communities’ best practices.
Israel is clearly the first among the „other nations that have aggressively engaged this threat.”Sharing information with the DHS is „a priority” in the centralized police state. Local authorities will be denied „federal resources” if they refuse to share information with DHS:
Americans will be forced to learn more about and prepare for terrorism:
Even children and students in school will be taught about responses to terrorism and extremist threats to the „homeland”:
In order to bring this agenda into practice at a national security level, the report calls for Secretary Chertoff to be named to the National Security Council: