Lamont Topples Joe Lieberman


I have to run and give a lecture at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies this morning, so no long-winded analysis (right now) of last night’s dramatic upset of challenger Ned Lamont over Joseph Lieberman in the Connecticut Democratic Primary race. The end was dramatic as well with Lieberman greatly diminishing their distance in the final hours of vote counting.
My friend Michael Tomasky who is editor of The American Prospect said on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show” last night that this race was an anomaly — no real impact on other races. I disagree with him. Whether Lieberman wins or not running as an Independent, this successful insurgency has powerful symbolic impact regarding the “defining character and policy objectives” of the Democratic Party.
As Tomasky has written and said before, the Democratic Party needs to revitalize itself and needs to sort out what it wants to be during its next phase. Topping Joe Lieberman is a vital part of that revitalization.
More on this later. I’m off to talk about “bleak binary choices” and the need for “third options” in national security decision making.
— Steve Clemons


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  4. Kathleen says:

    CT. is mostly Independant, but this last time the Secretary of State said 14,000 Independants changed their registration to Dem, so they could vote in the Primary. Also 14,000 new Dems registered.
    The vote in CT. means we never wanted any part of Bush and if Joe Lieberman is going to support those policies, then we need to elect someone who reflects our views. That’s what rperesentative gov’t means.
    Lamont’s lead narrowed for a few reasons. The Dem machine came out to play, but also the sudden hostilities in Israel and Lebanon and Lamont’s position meant that those who started the Dump Joe movement, paused for thought, because they were active in support of fairness for Palestine.
    I know it effected me and others. I voted for Lamont, but I was sorely irked by his position on Israel/ Lebanon, so I was less inclined to volunteer.


  5. Carroll says:

    My question is who is going to finance Joe?
    These people?…
    Lieberman Meets Brooklyn Fund-raiser
    January 20, 2006
    Senator Joseph Lieberman met last week with some Orthodox leaders at the home of Milton Balkany, a rabbi whose legal troubles led President Bush’s campaign and a New York mayoral candidate to return contributions linked to him.
    ý well-connected political fund-raiser once dubbed the “Brooklyn Bundler” by the good-government watchdog group Common Cause, Balkany has been at the center of controversies dating back some years, which have led to various accusations but no criminal convictions.
    In August 2003, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York charged Balkany, president and director of the Bais Yaakov School in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn, with theft of government property, false claims, and wire fraud and obstruction of justice for allegedly misappropriating a $700,000 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The charges prompted President Bush’s campaign to return $4,000 that Balkany, a self-described Republican, had raised for the 2004 re-election run, the Forward reported in 2003. In March 2004, the charges were dropped when prosecutors came to a deferred prosecution agreement with Balkany that allowed him to return the money.”
    The article goes on to say that the event was arranged by Lieberman’s fund raiser. However every one in attendence says “it is not a fund raiser”. Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America said …””It was a friendly get-together. Nobody was writing checks. We talked about issues surrounding the Arab war against Israel and Jonathan Pollard.”
    Another atendee said he “was not at liberty to talk about what was discussed”


  6. karen says:

    I’d like to consider the anti- incumbent sentiment with regard to Lamonts victory as well as the anti-war statement.
    God knows Congress needs a shakin up. (I read an NY Times online quote there was more turnover in the Soviet Politbureau than in the US House Of Reps) Maybe they’ll pay more attention to the public will if they have a little less job security. (why didn’t they override the Bush veto on stem cell research?)
    (Now, if we can work on gettin a woman in the WHite House-It’s the Dems only shot..)


  7. John Wilson says:

    Re: Pissed Off American:
    Nut to thie suggestion that you “reveal yourself”
    Keep the focus on your ideas.
    In tumed with the general fuck-uoidness
    of Modern Times in general,Lieberman will run as an independant, split the democratic vote, and Rove will win again.
    Listening now to Robertson’s take on these ‘end times’
    …Theological ignorance. Y’know what Jese is said to have said about lawyers…


  8. alec says:

    “seriously, POA, tell us a little bit about yourself. some general background info. you know: age, gender, profession, what rock you live under…”
    uncharacteristicly silent, huh? why so secretive?


  9. Pissed Off American says:

    Ned Lamont Statement on Israel
    “At this critical time in the Middle East, I believe that when Israel’s security is threatened, the United States must unambiguously stand with our ally to be sure that it is safe and secure. On this principle, Americans are united.”


  10. Pissed Off American says:

    Lieberman camp now admits no evidence in accusing Lamont
    After 24 hours of making baseless accusations to the contrary, the Lieberman campaign has now admitted that they have no evidence whatsoever to suggest that the campaign of Ned Lamont had anything to do with the crash of their web site,
    Sean Smith and Marion Seinfels, two talking heads for the Lieberman campaign, have spent the last day accusing Ned Lamont’s team of doing everything from hacking their web site to attempting to bring down the East Coast power grid — but it looks like they were just grasping at straws and making stuff up.
    Asked by Greg Sargent at TPM Cafe if the Lieberman camp had any idea who might be behind the alleged attacks on their web site, spokesman Dan Gerstein said simply “”We don’t.”
    continues at….


  11. Daniel DiRito says:

    Read an analysis that discusses the political strategy ramifications of the Lamont win and how the Democratic position on Iraq will be a key to success in November…here:


  12. Pissed Off American says:

    Pro-Israel PAC Contributions to 2006 Congressional Candidates


  13. VermontGuy says:

    And that (Depperman’s interesting comments) have what to do with the Lamont/Lieberamn primary?
    Calling the results an “anomaly” seems like a way to spin the race so that the establishment can promote business as usual and deflate future gains by the progressives in the Democratic Party in coming elections.


  14. Rouge Rogue says:

    You go Depperman! Go, man, go! The part I like is “mutiny in all the armed forces of the capitalist countries!” But, then what? Please explain in less than 10,000 words.


  15. William H. Depperman says:

    Instead the United States has ordered its United Nations puppet leadership to begin a phony “investigation,” which has been authorized by the Security Council! The only problem is that the capitalists currently have only one “witness.” (Of course more can be manufactured if necessary!) The witness, Hossam Taher Hossam, who identified himself to the UN inquiry as a former Syrian intelligence officer, alleged in a 75-minute interview on November 27, 2005 that Hariri’s son, Saad Hariri, met him several months ago and offered him $1.3 million to testify against top Syrian officials. But the question of credible motive and who only benefits from such assassinations—the United States and its cat’s paw Israel—is never raised in this brazen provocation. The capitalists are running totally amok! Everything the capitalists attempt turns into a fiasco. On June 28, 2006 the U.S. ordered its Proxy Zionist Army of Israel to buzz the Syrian coast and the house of Syrian leader Bashir al-Assad while threatening to attack Syria on the pretext that the exiled supreme leader of Hamas, Khaled Mashaal, living in Syria ordered the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier! Right! This was carried out while the U.S. Zionist Proxy State of Israel was invading Gaza under the laughably fraudulent pretext of trying to “rescue the kidnapped murderer Israeli soldier,” for whom they do not give a damn, and relentlessly bombing and shelling Gaza population centers and torturing the population all night with sonic booms in order to deprive them of sleep just like they torture prisoners in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, all in direct violation of International Law, just exactly like its U.S. master who writes Torture Memorandums and gives virtually all the orders. The U.S. and its Zionist Proxy State of Israel also wage economic war against Hamas by having Israel collect $55 million in taxes from the Palestinians and then refusing to turn the money over to the Palestinians to run their government because they do not really believe in democracy when the masses choose to elect Hamas. They actually thought that they might be able to impose the election of Fatah on the Palestinians after it was taken over by U.S./Israeli Puppet Mahmoud Abbas after he was nice enough to help poison Arafat! The U.S. Israeli Proxy State has even pledged to bomb the infrastructure of Lebanon back to the Stone Age, while they threaten to invade Syria! All completely authorized by their master the USA! This was precisely the policy of the U.S. in Vietnam! This is why in order for there to be a genuine solution in the Middle East there first must be a Socialist Revolution in the United States!
    The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin Was a “Queen Sacrifice” Carried Out by
    the Israeli Government, under Authorization From its United States Master, in Order to Increase Support Among Israelis for the Oslo Peace Accords in 1995
    But Was Gratuitously Sabotaged by Likud-directed Shin Bet!
    In 1995 support for the Oslo Peace Accords was substantial among Palestinians because it represented a better situation than they had, but Israel was split right down the middle with supporters versus opponents. Because the Mideast and the Oslo Accords were so important to the United States, Israel and the entire capitalist world, both politically and economically, potentially opening up an area which had been shunned by big investors because of the Intifada and constant threat of suicide bombings, the capitalists decided to carry out what is known in politics and chess as a Queen Sacrifice in order to increase support for the Oslo accords among the Israelis. At a rally in support of the Oslo Accords on November 4, 1995, members of the Israeli security forces deliberately allowed a Zionist fanatic, Yigal Amir, to breach security around Rabin as the rally ended and Rabin was on his way to his car. (In this respect the Rabin assassination was very similar to the 9/11 Trade Center Attack, which was also a government-facilitated provocation, where the Bush Regime deliberately opened the door to the Islamic Fundamentalists to permit them to obtain flight training for jumbo jets in the face of local FBI protests [see above] and kept the Air Force jet interceptors grounded for over an hour in order to permit the 9/11 Attack to be successfully carried out.) After the Rabin assassination support for the Oslo Accords among Israelis increased to over 71%!
    The assassination of Rabin appeared to be a “success!” But shortly thereafter on January 5, 1996, the head of Shin Bet, Avi Dichter, known up to that time only as “Kaf,” under pressure from the fanatical Zionist Likud Party and acting against the objectives of the United States and its puppet Israeli government, gratuitously assassinated the chief Hamas suicide bomb maker, Yehiya Ayash, in the Gaza Strip by planting a radio-controlled bomb in his cell phone. But Yehiya Ayash had had no business for years! Ayash was no longer a viable threat because nobody wanted to volunteer for suicide bombing against Israel and in fact there had not been any suicide bombing in Israel for several years after the signing of the 1993 Oslo Accords, which stood to improve the situation for Palestinians living in Occupied Palestine. Support for the Oslo Accord was also at an all time high among Israelis after the “successful” Queen Sacrifice of Rabin. Avi Dichter was a literal example of a loose cannon and his motive was clear as crystal! The Israeli government and the United States were furious! The Shin Bet Chief “Kaf’s” offer of resignation was accepted several days after he ordered the assassination of Ayash. Previously “Kaf’s” pro forma offers of resignation after the carefully planned Rabin assassination were turned down by Peres, who was also part of the Rabin assassination, which briefly advanced Israeli interests! In order to expose “Kaf” for acting against Israeli and U.S. interests, the new Shin Bet Chief, Ami Ayalon, former Rear Admiral in the Israeli Navy agreed to openly accept the position as the new Shin Bet Chief one week after the Shin Bet assassination of Ayash, allowing his name to be known for the first time as the new Shin Bet Chief in order to permit the Israeli government to be able to then reveal the name of his trouble-maker predecessor, “Kaf,” who was Avi Dichter, who would no longer enjoy the government security he had while head of Shin Bet!
    It was a completely new precedent in Israeli politics to announce the name of the head of Shin Bet, and was designed to jeopardize the security of those Zionist fanatics who would act independently against Israeli interests and U.S. interests. (Yigal Amir, the Zionist fanatic who assassinated Rabin was manipulated to advance U.S. and Israeli interests.) The assassination of Yehiya Ayash of Hamas was a deliberately calculated provocation by Likud to sabotage support for the the Oslo Accords among Israelis by providing the pretext for retaliatory suicide bombing by Hamas and other Islamic Fundamentalist groups, which began immediately after the assassination and has continued ever since right up to the present moment. On September 28, 2000 Ariel Sharon went onto the Temple Mount, Al Haram ash-Sharif in Arabic, as a deliberate provocation, after the Camp David negotiations broke up earlier on July 5th, in order to incite the Palestinians and start up a Second Intifada, which was used to further crush and oppress the Palestinians and to try to force them into submission. This has continued despite the fact that Likud Chief Sharon before his stroke agreed to U.S. demands to withdraw from Gaza and try to give the appearance of supporting a “Two State Solution” with the Palestinians, where the Palestinians would in practice remain under the jackboot of the Israeli Fascists behind the Israeli Apartheid Wall, which is three times as long and twice as high as the Berlin Wall, and where the huge Israeli West Bank settlements, which are designed to incorporate valuable land and resources of the West Bank into so-called “Israel,” are left mostly intact, and the Palestinians are left in a few nonviable Bantustans, which the US and Israel try to call “a state for the Palestinians!” The Israeli Apartheid Wall is 25 ft. high, presently 216 miles long and counting, with 95-315 ft. of buffer zone with electric fence, trenches, cameras and security patrols, which according to the new acting Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, of the new so-called “centrist” Kadima Party, will form the basis of the permanent boundary between “Israel” and a proposed Palestinian State! While this may have represented a bargaining chip to cause Hamas to recognize Israel (which it now has by establishing a national unity government with Arafat assassin Mahmoud Abbas thus implicitly recognizing Israel), there is no real possibility that Israel will ever dismantle it. The Israeli Apartheid Wall represents the hardening dictatorship of U.S. capitalism in the Mideast.
    The Only Solution for the Middle East is One Secular
    State Of Palestine which has as its Pre-Condition:
    Socialist Revolution in the United States!
    The only solution which could ever succeed on a long term basis is a One Secular State Solution which is neither a Zionist state nor an Islamic state. This can only come about after a Socialist Revolution here in the United States and will automatically be one of the immediate outcomes of that Socialist Revolution. This fact should be made widely known to all Jews and all Moslems. There can be no oppression of Palestinians and there can be no oppression of Jews. Zionism—Jewish nationalism—has no place in a peaceful future in the Mideast and neither do Islamic Fundamentalist States, both of which represent reaction not progress. The Jewish people have always had a progressive history up until World War II and the Holocaust. Two-thirds of the leadership of the Russian Revolution was Jewish! In Europe Jews followed Communists and Social Democrats—NOT Zionists. In Germany the Zionists only got about 5% of the Jewish vote, while in Poland it was higher, up to 35%, due to the capitalists’ barrage of anti-Soviet anti-Communist propaganda because of its proximity to the Soviet Union. The Jewish people had its Communist and progressive leadership beheaded in the Holocaust along with the 6 million Jews murdered by Hitler, who also murdered 27 million Soviet citizens and millions of others, 57 million in WWII. After the Holocaust, reactionary and Fascist Zionists, some who had actually made agreements with Hitler, were insinuated into leadership positions among the Holocaust Survivors, whose first choice was to emigrate to the United States and Great Britain. Both countries turned down the Survivors, prevented their entry and directed them to Palestine, where the capitalists helped them set up the Zionist entity “Israel” as a garrison proxy state to protect U.S. and British imperialist oil interests. As mentioned, Israel is not formally even a state because it is economically, politically, diplomatically and militarily dependent on the United States. If this support were withdrawn Israel would collapse like a house of cards. Israel’s 200 plus nuclear weapons at Damona would be of no help to the Zionist criminals without oil. The Proxy State of so-called “Israel” does not represent the interest of the Jewish people. “Israel” is bad for Jews! Its existence has increased the threat to Jewish people everywhere! This is undeniable and can only be ended with a Socialist Revolution in the United States!
    The Kibbutzim Are A Total Deception and a
    Means of Neutralizing Potential Communists!
    Jewish people worldwide and Israelis alike must organize themselves against Zionism and for a Socialist Revolution. Israel plays another little number on its citizens many of whom aspire to Socialism and would like to think of themselves as progressive. Israel runs a network of 270 Kibbutzim, which are communal settlements supposedly based on the principle of joint ownership of property, equality and cooperation of production, consumption and education; the fulfillment of the idea “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” But the reality is that they do not represent Socialism at all in any way and cannot because they exist within a capitalist dictatorship and function to help maintain that dictatorship. This is an example of the dialectical contradiction of form and essence. The Kibbutzim are a just a trick, a deception used to exhaust progressive-minded people and to isolate potential Communists away from main population centers and to exploit the labor of about 130,000 Israelis who supply and help maintain the Imperialist-cat’s paw of the United States—“Israel”—in its permanent war against the Palestinians and the other Mideast countries. At age 18 all members of the Kibbutzim all must serve in the Israel army, 3 years for men and 21 months for women, and for each year thereafter until age 51 men must serve 39 days each year in the army, while those who have seen combat are allowed to stop after age 45. Thus there are no “innocent Israeli citizens” unless they are in the process of organizing a mutiny in the Israeli puppet army. Unless the Israeli people carry out a mutiny the reality is that every child in Israel will grow up brainwashed and be organized to kill, torture and oppress Palestinians. Only a Socialist Revolution in the United States can bring this to an end. It’s pre-condition is mutiny in all the armed forces of the capitalist countries!
    William H. Depperman, Coordinator
    United Front Against Racism
    and Capitalism-Imperialism
    August 9, 2006


  16. William H. Depperman says:

    Expose the Capitalists’ Divide-and-Conquer Statecraft to Partition
    Iraq Under False Pretext: “To Prevent Slide Into Civil War” after
    U.S. Failed Attempt to Instigate a Civil War by Provocation,
    Which the Majority of Iraqis Recognize and Reject!
    United States Sacrificed Their Own Agent Provocateur Zarqawi—
    Recognized by the Iraqi Majority to have beeen Working For the U.S.!
    Zarqawi’s Zero Credibility Made Him Worth More Dead Than Alive!
    U.S. Trumpets Phony “Great Propaganda Victory” For Bush Regime
    And Steps Up Sectarian Bombing Provocations as Pretext for Partition!
    The U.S. Has Now Begun the Final Drive For Partition of Iraq!
    The U.S. Invasion of Iraq affects every person on this planet either directly or indirectly, and ultimately provides the basis for the Call for Mutiny by the U.S. armed forces in Iraq—which in turn is the Precondition for a Socialist Revolution in the United States. The U.S. objective from before the invasion has been to instigate a civil war in Iraq as a pretext to partition Iraq, and short of that to PARTITION IRAQ by any means possible. As the capitalists begin their final drive to partition Iraq their propaganda campaign has kept pace with their stepped up campaign of provocation of sectarian bombing, as their media describe “low-grade civil war” and “uncontrollable chaos in Iraq spinning out of control, which only partition can prevent!” (NBC August 8, 2006.) Up until his assassination by his own masters the capitalists have used their agent, Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi (see below), to manipulate Sunni Islamic fundamentalists to blow up Shiite Mosques on a regular basis and to frequently attack innocent Shiite civilians (Innocent civilians are not those applying to work for the United States puppet military!) in order to try to: 1.) Discredit the Iraqi Liberation Movement, which is mostly separate and apart from the fundamentalist provocateurs manipulated by the U.S. through Zarqawi & Co., which are not supported by the Iraqi masses 2.) Create division and to try to set the basis for a U.S.-instigated civil war as a basis for partition and 3.) help the Bush Regime domestically. Having failed to actually instigate a civil war, which the majority of Iraqis recognize as the divide-and-conquer objective of the United States, the U.S. still plans to partition Iraq under the phony pretext of “preventing a full-scale civil war!”(!) Through their stepped-up policy of systematic provocation and directly instigated sectarian murder as described below, the United States has been able to achieve the mass murder of 14,000 Iraqis in the first 6 months of 2006 alone and have now begun the final drive to partition Iraq! The capitalist media are pulling out all the stops to try to get approval from the U.S. domestic audience for partition to prevent “ethnic cleansing,” which is exactly what the capitalists did in partitioning the former Yugoslavia. See below. Divide and conquer is the objective, and we are all supposed to suspend disbelief in the Big Lies of the U.S. government and its media.
    This objective of partition has not changed in the slightest with the U.S. assassination of their agent Zarqawi. In fact Zarqawi’s assassination was a deliberate provocation which was carried out partly in order to try to recruit more Islamic Fundamentalists from among the Iraqis to increase the scale of Sunni-Shiite division in Iraq as a supposed “backlash” against murder of the “great martyr.” Meanwhile the U.S. media have pored it on and falsely try to equate the U.S.-instigated provocations/atrocities by the Zarqawi-led Sunnis and the retaliatory atrocities by the Shiites as “proof of civil war,” and many Americans have even been falsely “convinced” that there is a civil war—just as convinced as they were that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq! It’s time to wake up. A tape from Osama Bin Laden released on July 2, 2006 praising Zarqawi documents an apparent reversal of the previous Al Qaeda policy of opposing Sunni-Shiite division and now supports the same civil war objective of the United States in Iraq. (See below for comprehensive discussions of Occupied Palestine, the statecraft of capitalism and religion and the 911 Attack where the U.S. used the Osama Bin Laden Islamic Fundamentalists to carry out what was a carefully planned and executed U.S. Government-Facilitated Provocation.) In Iraq the actions of Abu Al Masri, the new U.S. chosen front man for the divide and conquer policies of “Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia” continue e.g. with huge car bombs targeting even the poorest Shiite areas—Sadr City markets killing and injuring hundreds. Now with the support of Osama Bin Laden, who plays directly into the hands of the United States, the U.S. Invasion of Iraq which was carried out to steal the oil and directly dictate to the entire Middle East, can be more easily falsely portrayed as a “key to the War on Terrorism!”
    The fact that Zarqawi had so little credibility in Iraq increased his expendability rating off the charts. His assassination was actually another act of desperation by the United States! The U.S. assassination of Zarqawi was designed 1.) To turn Zarqawi into a some sort of “martyr” to try to generate recruitment of more fundamentalists and 2.) To falsely disassociate the U.S. from their agent, widely understood in Iraq to be a U.S. agent. It is widely recognized throughout the Mideast that Zarqawi’s deliberate attempt to foment Sunni-Shiite division and a civil war in Iraq, which has not happened, has defined the U.S. divide and conquer policy in Iraq. Outtakes made from a promotional film made to promote Zarqawi (see below) were an indication that Zarqawi’s usefulness as a “fundamentalist hero” in Iraq had come to an end. 3.) The third objective of Zarqawi’s assassination by his own masters was also to try to pump up the Bush regime prior to the 2006 Midterm “Elections” and build support for the continuing Invasion of Iraq within the U.S. domestic audience with the ridiculous claim that “Zarqawi’s death is a severe blow for Al Qaeda” and “now represents a turning point” for the Bush regime in Iraq. The U.S. media have gone all out to falsely equate Zarqawi with the Iraqi Liberation Movement, which he is not part of, when the reality is that the U.S./Zarqawi objective has been to manipulate those who sincerely oppose the U.S. invasion to help achieve the U.S. objective of partition of Iraq! The overwhelming majority of Iraqis hated and despised Zarqawi because his objectives were the U.S. objectives!! Note that the U.S. chose not to capture and arrest Zarqawi but to kill him. The U.S. knew his location precisely and could easily have gotten the drop on him. The reason that they did not want to capture him was because he was a U.S. agent and would have revealed his myriad connections with his U.S. masters. The capitalist media have also use Zarqawi’s assassination to take the focus of the U.S. massacre in Haditha and other routine massacres and atrocities committed daily by the terrorist U.S. invaders all over Iraq.
    The bottom line is that there is no civil war in Iraq and the majority of Iraqis themselves won’t buy it. Despite phony denials from the Bush Regime, the divide and conquer partitioning Iraq has been the U.S. plan from the beginning in order to help impose U.S. dictatorship and steal Iraq’s oil, while they threaten the entire Mideast and the entire world to bow down and be subjugated by U.S. imperialism. Partitioning of Iraq was formally broached by Peter Galbraith, former Ambassador of Croatia, where he helped partition and divide up the former Workers’ State of Yugoslavia! Preparatory steps to partition of Iraq included the installation of a puppet regime controlled by Shiites through phony staged sham “elections,” where only U.S. capitalist-approved candidates could seriously run, just like in the United States! The new Iraqi “Constitution” was also a total fraud written in order to set the basis for division of Iraq and a hoped-for civil war. No government installed under the aegis of the U.S. invaders, including any U.S.-installed, supposed “national unity government,” can represent the interests of the Iraqi masses. In Vietnam 87% of the South Vietnam VOTED in elections staged to install a U.S. puppet regime—a higher percentage of the population than in the Iraq “elections,” but the vote numbers do not change the fact that the regime in South Vietnam was a U.S. puppet regime and that the present regime in Iraq is also a U.S. puppet regime. It is a compelling fact that the Iraq under the dictator Saddam Hussein and the Baath Socialist Party modeled somewhat after the Soviet Communist Party provided full employment, no homelessness, free education to the highest level and free medical and dental care and had the highest living standard in the entire Mideast, including Israel, up until the Iraq-Iran War of 1980-1988, which was also instigated by the United States! See below. In addition to the purpose of diverting focus away from the U.S. invasion, the capitalists believe that either a civil war or “Partition of Iraq to prevent civil war” would also be very helpful because it would not decrease oil production any more than it already is and would permit the U.S. to move their forces mostly into the Iraqi oil regions which they think would then permit an increase in oil production! But everything the U.S. does turns to failure and a fiasco!
    The Shiite-controlled U.S.-puppet regime has been given the green light to torture and kill Sunni Muslims on a regular basis in order to try to foment further division, while the U.S. at every opportunity falsely disassociates itself at the top of its lungs from its divide and conquer objectives in Iraq and the puppet regime it has installed, by falsely claiming that “the U.S. would not support sectarian policies,” which has been their actual goal from before the invasion! On February 22nd the U.S. agent Zarqawi directed his group of manipulated Sunni fundamentalists dressed in military uniforms to blow up the Askariya golden-domed Shiite Mosque in Samarra, an act which was deliberately designed to invite widespread retaliation and bring Sunni-Shiite division to a feverish peak. (The U.S. denial that they do not want civil war in Iraq—which the Iraqis reject—is like Brer Rabbit pleading with Brer Bear not to throw him in the briar patch!) The U.S. wants to instigate civil war in Iraq in order to divert the hostility of the invaded country away from the U.S. invaders and let the Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds fight among each other and wear each other out, just like what happened when the United States previously instigated the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-1988!! (The U.S. got their Khomeini-installed Islamic fundamentalist/anti-Communist government to violate the Iraq border 175 times before the Iraqis finally declared war and the U.S supported both sides of that war!) The United States brought back Khomeini from Paris and installed him in power in order to counterpose Islamic Fundamentalism against the Marxist-Leninist People’s Fedeyeen and the National Liberation Movement in Iran when it looked like Iran might possibly become a Workers’ State after the overthrow of the Shah in 1979 and might ally with the Soviet Union, with all that oil! Not if the capitalists could help it! Ramsey Clark, now posturing as “some sort of leftist opposition,” which he most certainly is not, who now demands Bush’s impeachment in order to keep people within the fold of capitalist reformist illusion and to try to pump up his credibility (see below), carried out the Shuttle diplomacy at that time to bring Khomeini back from France. At the time Khoumeini was paraded as an “intransigent revolutionary” by the fake “left” Workers World, led by the U.S. government’s chief not-very-deep-cover political police agent, Ramsey Clark himself, in order to hide the U.S. anti-Communist objectives behind that move.
    The Truth of the Zawahiri Letter
    It was previously admitted on December 16, 2005 by CNN and elsewhere that the U.S.-puppet Iraqi “security forces” had captured Zarqawi last year and released him. The reality is more likely that Zarqawi was actually captured by mistake and released on purpose by the U.S. puppet Iraqi military on direct orders from its U.S. masters!! In order to hide the fact that he was working for the U.S. invaders and simultaneously to help falsely portray the Iraqi Liberation Movement as a bunch of “terrorists,” Zarqawi pledged allegiance to Osama Bin Laden, who said in a tape on Al-Jazeera that he recognized Zarqawi as the Al Qaeda representative in Iraq, CNN, December 27, 2004! Later Osama Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, Bin Laden’s doctor and second in command, apparently tried to halt Zarqawi’s attacks on Shiite Mosques with a long letter apparently written by al-Zawahiri on July 9, 2005, laying out plans for Jihad, but directly condemning Zarqawi’s attacks on the Shia and their Mosques and warning that such a policy would undermine popular support for Jihad. That letter, which U.S. “intelligence” supposedly intercepted and released, sounds completely authentic and makes perfect sense from the Jihadists’ point of view. But on October 13, 2005 the letter was declared to be a forgery by Zarqawi, who continued willy-nilly to bomb Shiite Mosques under orders from his U.S. masters, even escalating the policy to include the Askariya Mosque in the recent U.S. push to instigate civil war!
    The Zawahiri Letter does not appear to be fabricated (see: —some piece of work if were fabricated, which appears unlikely), or it is entirely legitimate, which is more likely, and was released by the U.S. in order to falsely justify the U.S. presence in Iraq and the phony U.S. “War on Terrorism” by falsely hyping the threat from Jihad in Iraq, where Jihadists remain in the minority, and to act as the pretext for the present shift into the final stage of capitalism—Permanent War. In fact that is exactly how the U.S. Director of National Security and the capitalist media played it (see:, while simultaneously allowing their agent Zarqawi to denounce the correct advice in the Zawahiri letter to stop bombing Shiite Mosques, as supposedly “fraudulent,” thus permitting Zarqawi to falsely disassociate himself from his U.S. masters and strengthening his hand while escalating the bombing/provocations! The reason that the United States deliberately did not report the specifics of how they intercepted the letter in this case was a tactic used in order to strengthen Zarqawi’s false claim among his constituents that the letter was supposedly fabricated by U.S. “intelligence.” In comparison, remember how eager the U.S. was to report all the specifics of how they captured Saddam Hussein! It is indisputable that Zarqawi’s actions clearly defined him at the very minimum as an objective agent of U.S. imperialism. Undoubtedly Zarqawi was much more than simply an objective agent of the U.S.! Up to the point the U.S. decided to assassinate him he was crucial to U.S. objectives in Iraq and would have to have been fully in full confidence on virtually every detail.
    Despite the U.S./Zarqawi strategy of provocation the majority of Iraqis have not swallowed the bait and are not accepting the U.S. planned civil war scenario, despite the stepped up systematic atrocities carried out by Zarqawi, and the retaliatory slaughters carried out by the Madi Army and other Shiite militias which will have not stopped, but have increased since Zarqawi’s assassination! The Iraqi masses smell a rat and are not eager to play into the hands of the United State’s clumsy divide and conquer plans. The condemnation of the attacks on February 25th by religious leaders simply reflects this awareness and reality as much as it may have been to hide their part in it. The Iraqi Liberation Movement, the main opposition to the U.S. invaders, targets the U.S. invaders almost exclusively and saw through Zarqawi and the U.S. objective to partition Iraq and they do not support a civil war! Even the cleric Moktada al-Sadr does not seem ready to commit to a civil war immediately in the conventional sense despite the fact that his followers the Mahdi Army, supposedly numbering several thousand fighters, who to their credit previously fought in 2 uprisings against the U.S. invaders, have recently been manipulated into attacking Sunnis in response to U.S. agent Zarqawi’s campaign of bombing Shiite Mosques. Their escalated execution attacks on Sunnis have increased following the bombing of the Askariya Mosque by the U.S. agent Zarqawi and Co. and the huge car bombs of U.S. manipulated provocateurs in the Shiite Sadr City markets. Moktada al-Sadr may believe that he can play a leadership role in a divided Iraq based on the strength of his militia, which has already infiltrated the Iraqi police and military. But the reality is that he will still wind up where he is now—on his knees to his U.S. masters. The Mahdi Army now has members in the puppet Iraqi parliament and ministers in the government with the understanding that in practice they support the U.S. goal of partition of Iraq.
    In order to try to pump up the credibility of their agent provocateur Zarqawi among his constituency of brainwashed Islamic fundamentalists, after the totally discrediting bombing of the Askariya golden-domed Shiite Mosque in Samarra, the U.S. dishonestly released a video made in November 2005, which his U.S. masters had received earlier but had been saving to release, showing Al Qaeda’s second in command Zawahiri still praising Zarqawi apparently in the vain hope that he might yet still have some influence on Zarqawi in line with the recommendations made in the Zawahiri letter not to bomb Shiite mosques and civilians. This was before Zarqawi and his Islamic fundamentalist fanatics/manipulees blew up the Askariya mosque which as mentioned above, was carried out in order to elicit escalated retaliatory killing of Sunnis by Shiite militias, all designed to help set the stage for the long-planned U.S. goal of partition of Iraq! Divide and Conquer! In another apparently weird attempt to simultaneously pump up Zarqawi among his tiny devoted brainwashed Sunni fundamentalist constituency before assassinating him, while falsely disassociating themselves from their agent provocateur as supposedly “a bumbling idiot,” the U.S. evidently had Zarqawi make a videotape which was then played repeatedly all over the Mideast media where Zarqawi fires a machine gun and appears to look very macho. But on “closer examination” several days later on outtakes from the preparation of that video, outtakes that the U.S. claims were captured but which they could only realistically possess if they were the ones to commission the making of that promotional film (a specialty of the capitalists) in the first place, it was revealed that Zarqawi did not even know how to fire and clear the chamber of a 50-caliber machine gun himself and that he wears U.S. New Balance athletic shoes—which may have been provided to him by his U.S. masters. (New York Times, May 5, 2006.) The reason for the promotional film and the outtakes became completely clear with Zarqawi’s assassination on June 8, 2006. (See above.)
    So far the U.S. efforts in ethnic cleansing of Sunni areas, in order to set the basis for a de facto partition of Iraq, have resulted in the displacement of over 60,000 Shiites by April 2006, and 65,000 Shiites by July 2006, from Sunni areas who now live in tents. The U.S. helped engineer the very same ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia and have tried to blame people such as the Serbians Slobodan Milosevic and Milan Babic for this divide and conquer policy. The U.S. had both Milosevic and Babic poisoned in The Hague after Milosevic won his case at the International War Criminals Trial at The Hague. The U.S. now demands that Serbia turn over Ratko Mladic for “trial” to be likewise assassinated, who the imperialists want to take the rap alone for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, one massacre among many which was a result of implementation of the United States’ ruthless plan to divide and conquer Yugoslavia, a country where people of all ethnic and religious backgrounds previously lived in peace and complete harmony! This ethnic cleansing is exactly what is happening in Iraq at this moment! The capitalists’ most recent divide and conquer efforts have resulted on May 22, 2006 in the division of Montenegro from Serbia thereby punishing the Serbian people and permanently cutting it off from the sea! The U.S. had already installed a puppet government in place in Serbia to facilitate this final divide and conquer of Yugoslavia. As an indication that the United States and it puppet government in Iraq are about to move to officially partition Iraq the media are screaming: “Time is running out to hold this country together!” (NBC News, July 22, 2006.) In August 1947 the British gave independence to British India and because they feared such a large unified country, deliberately fomented Hindu-Moslem differences to simultaneously partition it into today’s India and Pakistan forcing millions of Moslems North and millions of Hindus South in a huge forced migration. The capitalists are very experienced at creating division and that is why it is important to organize on the basis of the only valid division, the division between the capitalist class and the Working Class.
    While some U.S.-controlled Iraqi print media scream for civil war, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has a strong influence on Iraqi Shiites also correctly fingered the United States in the Askariya Mosque bombing, but incorrectly also blamed the Israeli Zionists. (The U.S. does not need much direct help from Israel in Iraq! But in Lebanon the U.S. did authorize the Zionists to blow up and assassinate the politically expendable Rafik Hariri and in July 2006 the U.S. directed its proxy state of so-called “Israel” to attack Lebanon! See detailed explanation below under subheads!) The majority of the population in Iraq knows that the only player which actually benefits from a civil war or partition of Iraq is the United States. Divide and conquer is a well-known policy of capitalist statecraft and is also used within the United States and around the world, as is explained further below. On the other hand the Muhammad Cartoon Provocation, which is analyzed extensively further below (see subhead on this topic below), was also designed to elicit anger and a violent response from Islamic fundamentalist everywhere, which in turn provides the continuing pretext for the capitalists’ policy of Permanent War. During this whole time conspiracy theorists have continued to insist that either Zarqawi or Bin Laden or both were dead or make other bizarre claims, in order to keep their followers confused and unable to even follow what is going on! Now they can have their way on Zarqawi while they cover up the role he played. See section further below on conspiracy theory. Also see below the large section on the Middle East which includes the Invasion of Lebanon, the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin by the U.S. and Israel in a thwarted “Queen Sacrifice” to try to advance the Oslo Peace Accords, the assassination of Yassar Arafat and the assassination of Lebanon’s Rafik Hariri.
    The only correct political position for all progressive opposition to the U.S. Invasion of Iraq must be: Support the only position with successful historical precedent: Call for Mutiny of U.S. armed Forces in Iraq as in Vietnam—the real reason and the only reason that the Vietnam War finally ended in 1975. The slogan “Bring Home The Troops” is a double-edged pacifist deception carefully designed 1.) To demoralize the masses when they see that the capitalists do not “bring home the troops” after protest demonstrations and venting which does not propose a realistic solution and leads nowhere and 2.) To deliberately deceive the masses to believe that capitalism, which is fundamentally dependent on war and mass murder to steal new resources and markets, can somehow be “reformed” and made “peaceful.” That is not happening because it ignores the dynamic and the history of capitalism. The “Bring Home The Troops” slogan appears even more absurd as capitalism has now entered its final stage of Permanent War! Permanent War is actually the most ideal Pre-Revolutionary situation possible because the likelihood of mutiny is maximally increased, and cries out for mutiny. The capitalists cannot reverse from the stage of Permanent War. But we cannot wait 13 or 14 years before there is a mutiny as in Vietnam, which was quickly quelled by the U.S. evacuation. Mutiny must be called for by all revolutionaries in the United States and carried out by developing Communist soldiers in Iraq. (A Communist is anyone who wants a new system based on human need not private profit and actively works to further this objective.) It is well known that the morale in the U.S. armed forces is very “bad.” Bad for the capitalists! Good for us! So do not adopt an opportunist position or be fooled or scared by the U.S imperialists bravado or threats of listening to phone conversations or monitoring your bank records. The release of such information in the capitalist media is purely for purposes of intimidation of the U.S. domestic population, which overwhelmingly opposes the policies of the capitalist dictatorship, which they recognize is hardening by the day. The phony “protest” by the capitalist dictatorship at the exposure of these domestic spying programs by the main flagships of U.S. imperialism, New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal is done precisely in order to falsely disassociate the media which is doing the bidding of its master, to make the media appear “free” and “independent,” when in fact the information is released for one purpose only—to intimidate people—to scare, divide and more easily control the masses.
    There is no substitute for a mutiny, which is the Pre-Condition for a Socialist Revolution, because the capitalists must be deprived of the ability to send bodies of armed men against the masses before opposing viewpoints can even be heard on an equal basis. All levels of military leadership should be targeted to support the mutiny because survival of the human race is in everyone’s interest! In the armed forces only Fascist militarist zombies are unable to realize that. All wars are either won or lost on moral and every movement begins with the call! The experience of the U.S. Mutiny in Vietnam must be widely publicized—not covered up as is done by all of the fake “left,” which is run by a network of political police agents led by fanatical anti-Communists such as Ramsey Clark and other misleaders of the fake “left.” With the Mutiny an accomplished fact and as the military comes under the control of the Socialist Revolution it will be supplemented with the armed vanguard of the exploited and working people. In addition, we have to make every effort to break the morale of the capitalists themselves. This is both possible and necessary and occurred to some extent in Russia in 1917 and it must occur to an even wider degree in the United States. The basis for this is the Law of Unity of Opposites—a person can be both a capitalist and a Communist simultaneously. This is a corollary of Dialectical and Historical Materialism which is covered up by the all of the fake “left” groups. Friedrich Engels himself was a capitalist and owned a large factory! Every possible effort must be made to recruit the capitalists themselves to break their class loyalty! The huge philanthropic effort made by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet can not go very far toward achieving their imagined illusory objectives because it is opposed by programs already in place and policies of the United States government which are based fundamentally on mass murder and designed to spread disease and reduce the population. The one possible exception might be a vaccine for malaria because the capitalists want to develop Africa. See below.
    The United States is Deliberately Using Depleted Uranium
    Ammunition in Order to Make Iraq Permanently Uninhabitable
    Just As They Did To Southern Iraq Already During The 1991
    Pershing Gulf Slaughter and Again in Kosova and Serbia!
    Since 1980 all U.S. tank, artillery and machine gun shells down to the 50-caliber machine gun cartridges have used Depleted Uranium (also known as Uranium-238) in order to make any area the U.S. fights permanently uninhabitable. This is documented by the 2004 report in The New York Times that the former Soviet Union (now Russia), which was always far ahead of the U.S. in metallurgical advances, offered to give the U.S. the formula for their own secret alloy which is not radioactive but equally as strong as Depleted Uranium and much lighter in addition, with the added advantage that it would not weigh down tanks as the DU does. (Depleted Uranium is 1.7 times as dense as lead!) The United States refused the Russian offer out of hand and refused to even discuss it with the Russians. In other words the U.S. is using Depleted Uranium not only because it is a very hard material but also for political reasons precisely because it is radioactive and sends a long-term message! That message is: “if you actually dare to confront the United States militarily your country will be left permanently uninhabitable.” The argument that the U.S. is supposedly “being smart and saving money” by recycling a tiny percentage of its huge amount of nuclear waste is totally fraudulent. The U.S. government will spend any amount of money on virtually any weapons system and fund virtually any conceivable project, which is not a totally transparent boondoggle, because doing so also accomplishes one of the primary goals of the Capitalist Regime—diversion of money from social spending. The real reason for the “Bush Tax Cuts,” also known as “Supply Side Economics” and “Trickle Down Economics” in the Reagan Regime, is to “create a Strategic Budget Deficit in order to divert money from social spending” just like in the Reagan Regime as explained in the 1986 book “The Triumph of Politics: Why The Reagan Revolution Failed” by David Stockman, Ronald Reagan’s economic czar. See further below.
    The United States also does not care whether it sacrifices its own troops to achieve its objectives which include the radioactive contamination of countries it invades. Far from it! It’s not that “they don’t care.” They do it deliberately! In fact the U.S. welcomes a means of early disposal of their military veterans due to cancer from exposure to Depleted Uranium or “protective anthrax vaccine” after they have served their purpose. After all, the soldier’s purpose under capitalism is to do and die and not ask the reason why! Military personnel under capitalism have become just another expendable resource to be used and disposed of like so much garbage minus their limbs, life or mental state. This coincides perfectly with the Fascist U.S. Social Darwinist objective of world and domestic population reduction. See below. The undeniable reality is that the capitalist regime has cut back on Veterans Benefits and is in the process of closing Veterans Hospitals throughout the United States. Approximately 186,000 1991 Gulf War vets came down with health problems, most of them from Depleted Uranium. (The other cause of the Gulf War Syndrome was due to the multiple and polyvalent vaccinations all soldiers were obligated to take prior to being deployed to Iraq. (Some did refuse!) The proof of this is the fact that a significant percentage of soldiers who received those vaccinations but were not deployed to the Gulf in 1991 came down with the Gulf War Syndrome. See under Vaccinosis subheading below.) This is one more reason for all members of the U.S. military to organize a Mutiny in Iraq as in Vietnam in 1975!
    Depleted Uranium is a radioactive heavy metal which emits steady alpha radiation and is extremely dense. The U.S. government tries to cover up that reality with the Big Lie that DU is only mildly radioactive and chemically toxic. HaHaHa! Very funny! The half-life of Depleted Uranium is a mere 4 ½ billion years! DU is a by-product of nuclear reactor fuel processing and also contains traces of plutonium-239 and radioactive uranium-236, as reported in January 2001 by a Swiss Laboratory. Depleted Uranium is a misnomer because it contains about 60% of the radioactivity found in natural uranium. It also possesses a pyrophoric property which enables it to punch and burn its way through conventional armor. Armor plating made of Depleted Uranium provides increased protection from conventional shells. When a Depleted Uranium (DU) shell strikes a target, up to 70% of it vaporizes into a fine dust which then settles out in surrounding soil and water, sometimes more than a hundred miles away. Over half the aerosolized particles are smaller than 5 microns and anything smaller than 10 microns can be inhaled. Once lodged in the lungs the particles emit a steady dose of alpha radiation. DU is also chemically toxic which damages the kidneys, the immune system and the central nervous system and, of course, is highly carcinogenic! M1A1 Abrams battle tanks fire 120 mm. rounds which each contain 10.5 lbs. of depleted uranium. M1 and M60 tanks fire a 105 mm round with 8.5 lbs of Depleted Uranium!
    The Pentagon reported that they had fired 14,000 Depleted Uranium shells in the 1991 Persian Gulf Slaughter; 7,000 of which were fired in Saudi Arabia for target practice, 4,000 were fired against the Iraqi forces and 3,000 were consumed by fires or other accidents! In addition, 940,000 30 mm Depleted Uranium rounds were fired by A-10 “Warthog” jets in tank killing operations. All together the Pentagon estimated 320 tons of Depleted Uranium were fired by the U.S. and British troops. All of that still remains in southern Iraq, where the incidence of cancer is astronomical! Over the years since the Desert Storm Slaughter, the incidence of leukemia and cancer in southern Iraq has risen 9 times from 11 in 100,000 to 96 in 100,000. And now with the U.S. Invasion of Iraq in 2003 Depleted Uranium is found all over Iraq and in the central cities! On April 4, 2004 the New York Daily News reported that even U.S. military police were coming back from the latest U.S. invasion which began in 2003 with cancers caused by DU in their bodies as measured by multiple collector inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. Depleted Uranium shells have been used everywhere in Baghdad and Iraq since the 2003 invasion. The U.S also used Depleted Uranium (10,000 DU rounds) against Serbian forces in 1994-1995 in Bosnia and in the 1999 U.S. and British forces bombed and shelled the Yugoslav army with 31,000 shells of various calibers. The so-called “Balkan Syndrome” was the same as the Gulf War Syndrome and was characterized by cancer, memory lapses, insomnia, inflammation of joints and the respiratory tract. All of these countries invaded by the U.S. are now permanently uninhabitable! Would you like to live there?
    Materials which could replace Depleted Uranium, other than the unknown alloy offered by the Russians which was rejected by the U.S., are titanium and tungsten alloys. The authors of the 1999 book Metal of Dishonor edited by John Catalinotto of the fake “left” Workers’ World Party, are chief anti-Communists Ramsey Clark and Michio Kaku, who cover up the U.S. refusal of the Russian offer and the actual reason the U.S. has chosen to use Depleted Uranium and it true significance as outlined above, even in their most recent speeches on Depleted Uranium. Neither so much as calls for a new economic-political-social system based on human need, not private profit. The fake “left” tries to control every issue and perpetuate the illusion that capitalism can be reformed and made peaceful and that we should continue to permit the capitalist dictatorship to retain state power. Kaku is a pretentious fraud, pushed by the anti-Communist WBAI fake “left” Pacifica radio station (see below), who sucks in the gullible and pushes string theory in a brazen attempt to try to supplant quantum mechanics with fraudulent undocumented purely mathematical theory in a decision by the so-called U.S. “Intelligence Community” to keep the masses confused even on basic physics (see below). Kaku is also part of the cover-up of the documented fact that AIDS is Biowarfare by the U.S. Government against Blacks and Gays. See the section on Biowarfare below. Meanwhile, WBAI radio station in the person of Gary Null, who evidently was threatened to stop saying that AIDS was Biowarfare by the U.S. government if wanted to keep appearing on WBAI and sell his books and vitamins, now pushes the most reactionary position of all—that AIDS has no etiologic agent (!) and is supposedly a “lifestyle disease” thereby Blaming the Victim, and even generalizing it to the denial of the entire microbiological basis of infectious disease!
    The United States Now Threatens and Prepares to Bomb Iran!
    The U.S. Has Used its Proxy State of “Israel” to Invade Gaza and
    Totally Destroy Lebanon in Order to Threaten Syria and Iran Under
    The Ridiculous Pretext of “Kidnapped Soldiers and Homemade Rocket
    Attacks” (and refusing to be Subjugated by the U.S./“Israeli” Axis) as
    They Set the Stage for the Main Objective of Bombing Iran!
    In an April 17, 2006 article in The New Yorker magazine Seymour Hersh, a longtime U.S. intelligence agent, was provided with the information to make the case for bombing Iran. The capitalists have used Hersh in previous situations. Among his many disservices to humanity Hersh previously wrote a book in service of the Fascist Reagan regime entitled: “The Target is Destroyed” in order to systematically cover up the U.S.-orchestrated Korean Airliner (KAL) Provocation which was used to undermine Soviet opposition to the placement of U.S. Pershing II First Strike missiles in Germany less than 15 minutes from Moscow, a move which did in fact result in the 1988 Soviet surrender to the threat of a nuclear war—not an “economic collapse.” (See further below.) In that provocation an altitude bomb (described by the Soviet pilot Gennadi Osipovich as “a large secondary explosion which destroyed the aircraft as it descended”) was placed in the Korean 747 airliner to insure that even if the USSR did not shoot it down, which it did, the U.S. could claim the plane was shot down. The Korean pilot was directed to fly straight into the Soviet Union over the Kamchatka peninsula and was personally assured by the disgraced murderer Richard Nixon who was at the airport in Anchorage, Alaska before it took off, that the Soviets would not shoot down the plane because they would not risk the bad publicity which would damage international relations! The official story was that Nixon “almost took the flight!” So disingenuous! See further below for complete analysis of this topic.
    The Seymour Hersh article in The New Yorker on the other hand actually makes the strongest possible U.S. case to bomb Iran citing all the fanatics in the CIA and “Israel” as well as those who argue that it would be a big mistake. While some believe that the article is merely a threat. But the dynamic of capitalism, which is independent of the wills of the capitalists and politicians which make it up, and now in its final stage of Permanent War, makes such a military strike—targeting “at least 400 targets” in Iran including the possible use of “tactical nuclear bunker-buster weapons such as the B61-11” very likely, unless Iran backs down and submits to the dictates of the United States. Which does not seem entirely likely! The strategy of the U.S. dictatorship is apparently to use its Proxy State of “Israel” to carry out this objective, just as they previously used “Israel” to bomb the Osirak Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981. On July 12, 2006 Hezbollah kidnapped 2 Israeli soldiers and demanded a prisoner exchange. Although this has occurred numerous times previously, this time “Israel” seemed to be waiting for what has served as a pretext for a massive all-out attack on Lebanon with relentless aerial slaughter of population centers and bombing of the infrastructure, including power stations and the water supply just as they have already done in Gaza! As a ridiculously false pretext for massive bombing of civilian areas the U.S./“Israeli” axis bizarrely claims that Hezbollah is “hiding behind human shields.” The genuinely repulsive Christiane Amanpour Rubin, a professional liar and member of the United States “intelligence community,” married to the former chief spokesman for the U.S. State Department, clumsily tried to blame the victim: “Hezbollah has brought a rain of terror down upon Lebanon!”(?) CNN July 22, 2006.
    Although Hezbollah is supported by both Syria and Iran, Hezbollah is an extremely popular social service movement in Lebanon composed of Lebanese, which in addition to running hospitals, schools and supporting virtually all of the social services in southern Lebanon from construction to picking up the garbage and even paying the bills, also has a self-defense guerilla army, not a “terrorist army” made up of Lebanese Shiite civilians. Hezbollah is supported by the overwhelming majority of the general Shiites, Sunnis and even some in the Christian population of Lebanon and is the reason why U.S./“Israel” also bombed some Christian areas of Lebanon! It should be recalled that “Israel” used the Christian Phalangist Militia to carry out the massacres of Palestinians in the Sabra and Shatila Refugee Camps in September 15-16, 1982! Despite every effort to divide the Sunnis and Shiites in Lebanon, as the U.S. is making every effort to do in their goal to partition Iraq using manipulated Provocateurs as their main weapon as explained above, this effort has completely failed in Lebanon. As part of the preparation for their long planned War Against Lebanon, which began on July 12, 2006, the United States directed the “Israeli” Mossad to assassinate the loyal but politically expendable Rafik Hariri one year previously, as the pretext to force Syria to withdraw its ground forces from Lebanon in preparation for the planned invasion of Lebanon, and to try to take over the Lebanese government and convert it into a puppet state such as Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates! Although the capitalist were able to force Syria to withdraw its forces from Lebanon and install their puppet Fuad Saniora as Prime Minister they were not able to take over the government completely! It is a well-known fact that an invading army cannot defeat a guerrilla army such as Hezbollah, which is supported by population! It is a well-known military fact that such an invasion against a popularly supported guerrilla army cannot be won on the ground, and it most certainly cannot be won by an aerial bombing campaign! Hezbollah can also not be defeated by eliminating the civilian population from the border by completely destroying the housing and infrastructure near the border. And that is not the prime U.S./“Israeli” objective.
    The U.S. and its Proxy State of “Israel” know that they can not destroy or disarm Hezbollah, nor can they destroy the Palestinian Sunni Hamas popular movement in Gaza. The reality is that the U.S. has decided to use its Proxy State to “change the rules” by destroying housing and infrastructure and targeting the human population, not just at the border but throughout newly rebuilt Lebanon and Beirut! The real reason for the total destruction of Lebanon is to threaten Syria and Iran and to condition the world to accept widened U.S./“Israeli” Fascist aggression throughout the Mideast, where a similar bombing campaign against Syria and Iran will be more easily accepted in what is to be another Bait and Switch Operation, like the U.S. used in shifting its focus from Afghanistan to Iraq. This is not hidden but stated completely openly: “Israel wants to send a strong message to all its enemies, especially Iran, that the consequences of attacking the Jewish state will be unbearable.” (Associated Press July 20, 2006.) It should be obvious that the U.S./“Israel” Axis can arrange or assert or concoct such a provocation at the drop of a hat to justify an all-out aerial attack on Iran precisely as described in the Seymour Hersh article in the New Yorker! The destruction of Lebanon is one more demonstration that capitalism has moved into its final stage of Permanent War and State Terrorism, from which it cannot reverse! The U.S. message is: “Get used to it!” “The U.S. Hands Are Tied!” “The rules are changed”—changed to expand and condition the world to accept the U.S./“Israel” policy of Permanent War and State Terrorism. That is what is really meant by “changing the rules!”
    It should also be noted that only Hezbollah has fought to defend Lebanon! The Lebanese army and present puppet government is in practice completely subservient and obedient to the U.S. and “Israel” and has given passive support to their supposed U.S./“Israeli” enemy by standing aside to permit the invasion to occur allowing Lebanon to be reduced to total rubble. The U.S./“Israeli”—puppet Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora has provided diplomatic and political cover for the U.S./“Israeli” State Terrorists to completely destroy Lebanon and commit mass murder with total impunity by meeting with the U.S. KindaSleezy Rice, who in practice insists on the total destruction of Lebanon—but not to “destroy Hezbollah,” which is not possible, but to raise the ante so that the World will more easily accept the planned bombing of Iran and Syria! (See above.) In a vain attempt to try to regain some sort of credibility the U.S./“Israeli”—puppet Saniora claimed that he would “order the Lebanese Army to defend Lebanon if Israel invaded”—10 days after Israel had already totally destroyed most the country. Saniora lied! Although “Israel” has no intention of actually occupying Lebanon on a long term basis, because Hezbollah’s Guerrilla army had already defeated “Israel” in the previous 18 year occupation of Lebanon forcing “Israel” to withdraw from Lebanon in May 2000, “Israel” did in fact invade Lebanon on July 2, 2006, going through the motions in a vain attempt to “destroy Hezbollah,” while continuing to bomb Lebanon into rubble—their main objective—in preparation to bomb Iran and Syria. The U.S. directed its puppet Saniora to order the Lebanese Army to stand completely aside to permit further destruction of Lebanon! The U.S./ “Israeli” Axis and their puppet Lebanese puppet Saniora declare that they actually intend to use the Lebanese Army to help some international force disarm Hezbollah and go on its knees to the Invaders! The present Lebanese government does not represent the interests of the majority of the Lebanese people. On August 7, 2006 in order to hide his complicity in the destruction of Lebanon, Saniora went so far as to repeatedly publicly feign tears—transparent crocodile tears, which did not actually come out of his eyes, as the Lebanese body count and destruction of Lebanon continued!
    Hezbollah’s defense of Lebanon has had to be limited to Katyusha rockets and slightly longer range Fajr-3 (25 miles) and Fajr-5 (45 miles) because of total air supremacy by the U.S./“Israel.” Although Hezbollah has been able to fire around 200 rockets a day into Israel, the largest Hezbollah rockets contain no more that 100 lbs. of explosive and they are totally unguided. The U.S. on the other hand uses its Proxy State of “Israel” to drop 4000 500 lb. and 1000 lb. bombs every day on Lebanon and the capitalist media cover this slight discrepancy. The Israelis have objected vehemently, angrily, indignantly and absurdly to the fact that the Lebanese, but only through Hezbollah alone, have had the temerity to even fight back against their Fascist Judeo-Nazi onslaught. The “Israelis” claim to have “pushed back and degraded Hezbollah but this is just another Big Lie! The “Israelis” move into an area and they are totally surrounded and attacked at will by the outgunned Hezbollah. The capitalist media support fully the U.S./ “Israeli” mass murder in Lebanon, where the Israelis have slaughtered more than 10 Lebanese for every Israeli. Here the subservient “Lebanese” government has even falsely under-reported the number of Lebanese casualties refusing to include the huge number of people slaughtered in the rubble. Unlike the phrase “innocent Lebanese—or Palestinian civilians,” it should be reiterated there is no such thing as an “innocent Israeli civilian” because every Israeli citizen must serve every year in the Israeli army until age 55! Every “Israeli” child—boy or girl—is a future brainwashed mass murderer of Palestinians, Lebanese and whoever they are directed to kill for any concocted reason. The Palestinians, Lebanese and the entire Middle East has been fighting a purely defensive war ever since the 1948 creation of so-called “Israel.” The media, a privatized arm of the U.S. government’s “intelligence community,” for the most part covers up and disingenuously reports merely that “the U.S. is giving Israel enough time to degrade and weaken Hezbollah,” when they know very well that the objective goes much, much farther, as a practice run, a “dress rehearsal” to prepare to bomb Iran, the main objective as described above, while they condition the world to accept an “uncontrollable Israel.” Meanwhile “Israel” has used the minimally proportioned retaliation from Katyushas and the threat of Zelzal-2 missiles which have not yet been used, which have a 200-km range but lack a guidance system rendering them very inaccurate, to try to perpetuate the hoax of “defending so-called “Israel.” The “Israeli” army even ridiculously labels itself: Israel Defense Forces!
    The unsupported “Israeli” claims that it was not an unmanned drone laden with explosives which hit an Israeli missile warship but an Iranian-made, radar-guided C-802 missile as well as the totally unsupported accusations that the rockets are under the control of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) or Syrian commanders, which even if they were true, is indubitably motivated by more than a mere hypocritical attempt to try to hide the fact that “Israel” is just a Proxy State of the United States, by falsely labeling Hezbollah as a “proxy army of Syria and Iran. This appears to be simply part of the move to politically position “Israel,” the cat’s paw of U.S. imperialism, to bomb Iran under the phony pretext of “defense.” The U.S. hypocritically criticizes Syria and Iran for supplying Hezbollah with “high tech rockets,” while it supplies virtually all of the precision satellite and laser guided bombs and missile systems and every conceivable weaponry for its Proxy State of so-called “Israel.” “Israel” has chosen to manufacture all of its own artillery shells and ammunition down to 50-caliber machine gun cartridges because all of the U.S. manufactured ammunition is made of Depleted Uranium, which the U.S. has already used to deliberately make Iraq, Afghanistan and parts of the former Yugoslavia permanently radioactive and provide a means of permanent population reduction in those countries! (See above!) The U.S. has also supplied so-called “Israel” with over 200 nuclear weapons kept at Damona and has already supplied “Israel” with both 1000 lb. and one hundred 5000 lb. conventional laser-guided bunker buster bombs (GBU-28’s), some of which they have used in Lebanon (“U.S. Speeds Up Bomb Delivery For the Israelis,” New York Times, (July 22, 2006), and may also have supplied its Proxy State with bunker buster nukes perhaps to be used in Iran as described in the Seymour Hersh article! In addition to “Israel” only puppet Arab states receive U.S. military aid. For example, the U.S. puppet state of Saudi Arabia also received $6 billion in military aid this year from the United States.
    It should also be noted that every effort has been made since the forcible creation of so-called “Israel” to deny that “Israel” is merely a Zionist puppet/proxy state doing the bidding of the United States. For example, in 1967 the U.S. even went so far as to directly authorize “Israel” to attack its own U.S. warship, the USS Liberty deliberately sacrificing the lives of 34 U.S. sailors in an attempt to falsely dissociate the U.S. from its Israeli Proxy State by portraying “Israel” as “uncontrollable.” (See further below for complete discussion of “Israel.”) To hide the fact that the U.S. directed and authorized the present escalation of all out war in the Mideast the capitalist media uses such ridiculous and absurd headlines as “U.S. Supports Israel’s Right To Self Defense” (Self-Defense?!), “U.S. Gives Qualified Support For Israel’s Strikes,” “U.S. on Israel’s Side, “U.S. Gives Green Light to Israel” and “U.S. Finds Its Hands Tied”! Without the $3-4 billion the U.S. gives Israel each year and the oil supplied by the U.S. the puppet government “Israel” would collapse immediately. H.W. Bush provided the formal pretext to keep Israel out of the Persian Gulf War in 1991 with the threat of cutting off $6 billion in economic credits. See below. Meanwhile the U.S. government is trying to build support for U.S./“Israeli” atrocities and destruction in Lebanon by every means possible, including apparent funding for an enormous increase in the Jews For Jesus group to hand out flyers at hundreds of subway stops in New York City and putting up advertisements for a newly concocted group “Jesus for Jews” in subway cars!
    A key to understanding the situation is the fact that Israel refused to exchange the 2 captured Israeli soldiers and chose instead to bomb Lebanon back to the Stone Age, while making every effort to implicate Syria and Iran, in what was undoubtedly a completely independent action by Hezbollah, similar to actions which had occurred intermittently for years previously! The masses throughout the Mideast do not have to receive orders from Syria or Iran to hate, despise and attack so-called “Israel!” Israel has a long history of prisoner exchange. On March 15, 1979 Israel exchanged 66 Palestinians for one Israeli soldier! On November 24, 1983 Israel exchanged 4,700 Palestinians and Lebanese for 6 Israeli soldiers! On June 28, 1984 Israel exchanged 291 Syrian soldiers and 20 “security prisoners” for 3 Israeli soldiers, 3 Israeli “civilians” and the remains of 2 Israeli soldiers. On May 21, 1985 Israel exchanged 1,150 Palestinians for 3 Israeli soldiers. On July 21, 1996 Israel exchanged 45 Shiite Muslims and bodies of 40 Hezbollah fighters for the dead body of an Israel soldier! On October 1997 Israel exchanged 70 prisoners including Hamas leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin for 2 Israeli “intelligence” agents captured in a failed attempt to assassinate Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal. On January 29, 2004 Israel exchanged 420 prisoners and 59 bodies of Lebanese killed in fighting for 3 Israeli soldiers. The reason that the Israeli did not immediately exchange prisoners this time is that the U.S. wanted its ”Israel” Proxy State to build the momentum to falsely implicate Syria and Iran prior to the very likely bombing of Iran and the attempt to overthrow the governments of both countries, attempts which will undoubtedly fail just like all of their policies are failing everywhere around the world! This is the reality which cannot be denied by the facts on the ground!
    The U.S./“Israeli” invasion of Lebanon also helps further the constant objective of deliberately and maximally inflaming Islamic anger and subsequent retaliation worldwide, which in turn is crucial to maintaining the pretext for the hoax of the so-called “War on Terrorism” used as the pretext for the final stage of capitalism-imperialism—Permanent War and State Terrorism! The actions of the U.S./“Israel” in the Mideast, just like the U.S. Invasion of Iraq, etc. represent the naked dynamic of capitalism-imperialism now in its final stage of Permanent War and State Terrorism! Accusations aimed at Iran, combined with refusal or inability by Lebanon, Syria and Iran to comply with the absurd U.S./“Israeli” demands, will at the minimum be used as the phony pretext to constantly escalate U.S. imperialist aggression and State Terrorism throughout the Middle East. While there is no direct proof of a nuclear weapons program in Iran, the Iranians realize that only by becoming a nuclear state can they defend themselves against the U.S. This is also the reason why North Korea is unlikely to agree to actually ever give up its nuclear weapons program in the face of crazed U.S. Imperialism, because to do so might invite U.S. bombing. The U.S. does not threaten countries which possess nuclear weapons. If Saddam Hussein had actually had been able to develop nuclear weapons, which the U.S. knew very well that Iraq had not done, the U.S. would never have invaded Iraq. Both India and Pakistan possess nuclear weapons and the U.S. does not bother either country and forms alliances with them. The only way to permanently end nuclear weapons worldwide and the threat of a nuclear war is by carrying out a Socialist Revolution here in the United States, thereby permanently ending the system of capitalist-imperialism, which is fundamentally based on war, subjugation and mass murder in order to steal new resources and new markets. Only on this basis will the world have a genuine basis to completely and permanently disarm!
    The Rafik Hariri Assassination, Authorized by the United States and
    Carried Out by Israeli Mossad, was a Provocation Aimed at Syria!
    Yasser Arafat Was Also Assassinated by U.S/”Israel and France!
    This after the U.S.-Israeli Mossad Axis bombed out (assassinated) Rafik Hariri and blamed it on Syria, who had no motive for such a crime! The Syrians incidentally have no special history of assassination in the Mideast or anywhere, while the Israeli IDF uses assassination as one of its most frequent weapons of choice and is the most experienced in the entire Mideast in assassination! Since the Hariri “Blow-Up” the U.S. has authorized a veritable stream of assassinations in Lebanon in order to inflame anti-Syrian opinion, which has no motive to assassinate anyone! Previously the United States’ authorized Israeli agents to also assassinate Arafat! Nothing happens in Israel policy wise without U.S. authorization, although isolated Zionist crimes do occur from time to time. The dog wags the tail—not the other way around, despite lies to the contrary which conspiracy theorists try to push. Israeli is not actually a conventional state, it is an entity (the Zionist Entity), a U.S. puppet/proxy state because it is completely dependent militarily, economically and diplomatically on the United States for its existence. It is the cat’s paw of U.S. imperialism in the Mideast! For example, in order to keep Israel out of the 1991 U.S. Invasion of Iraq the Bush Regime threatened to cut off $6 b


  17. p.lukasiak says:

    Aren’t there more folks in Connecticut registered as independents than either Demorcrats or Republicans?
    Yes (44% in fact) but anyone who thinks that “independent” voters are going to gravitate to Lieberman because of his lack of a party endorsement is kidding themselves. Lieberman ran as the classic candidate of the statewide and national Democratic party establishment, Lamont ran as the “outsider” who won’t owe “special interest” groups anything if elected.
    A lot is being written on how Lieberman “closed the gap” in the waning days of the campaign…. but it appears that the poll that had Lamont ahead by 13 points was an outlier. 85% of the people in that poll said their minds were made up, in the subsequent poll showing Lamont with only a 6% lead, 90% of those polled said they weren’t changing their minds. Those numbers don’t add up.
    Lamont’s relatively narrow margin of victory was not a demonstration of Lieberman making a comeback, but of the relative effectiveness of the Democratic Party machine’s GOTV effort and that of Lamont’s grassroots GOTV work. Turnout was 43%, which was 14% higher than in the last contested statewide Democratic primary.
    Thus the real question that needs to be asked about November is whether Lamont can successfully integrate his “grassroots” GOTV organization with that of the Democratic Party machine. Since a large chunk of the “machine” politicians are beholden to Lieberman, integration is unlikely.
    But it may not matter — Lieberman has almost no “grassroots” GOTV organization — he relied on the party machine. The best that Lieberman can hope for is that much of the party machinery will be effectively neutered in November — but that is unlikely to be enough for Lieberman to win given the effectiveness of Lamont’s GOTV team. If the party machinery remains loyal to the party, and works for a Lamont victory, Lieberman will not merely be beaten in November, but humiliated as well.


  18. John B. says:

    yes, I know where Pojuaque is…I went to school in Santa Fe…


  19. erichwwk says:

    Aren’t there more folks in Connecticut registered as independents than either Demorcrats or Republicans?
    Steve, On another issue, ever consider going back to New Mexico, and understanding what is happening up on the other Hill – Los Alamos?
    Last night was the first of the mandated NEPA hearings on the new proposed construction essentially turning the new UC and Bechtel LLP from a scientific research facility into a nuclear weapons factory. A policy decision (whether to change our nuclear force from one of deterrence to one of “tactical/usable” nuclear weapons (in clear defiance of the NPT) is (actually HAS ALREADY) been made. The “hearings” are a complete sham-facade. The scoping component was naturally held in the major metropolis of Pojoaque (anyone but Steve on this list even know where that is?). On Friday (From a marketing perspective, one always introduces such things on a Friday) July 7 DOE (and NNSA – the National Nuclear Security Administration) published its notice in the Federal Register announcing its intention to construct buildings for “new and expanded levels of operations in support of “reasonably forseeable mission requirements”.
    One is invited to comment at 3 hearing sites, the SWEIS (SW: Site Wide, of course the decision to continue the $8Trillion boondoggle w/ nuclear weapons has little impact outside of Pojoaque)
    being posted on the web site, w/ links to supporting documents (now changed from open to password protected, in case someone actually goes there) This SWEIS consist of 4 volumes, measuring 4-1/4″. Of the 3 sites, local newspapers specified where one might read hard copies. These were purported by the document manager in Los Alamos to be mailed to those locations. In fact, the only site to have actual copies available to the public where Los Alamos, which received its copy on the day of the first hearing, where I finally was able to see a copy at 1:31 PM. According to the Taos (where I mostly live) Library Supervisor, James Tuomey ( 505.737.2594) :
    “The Taos Public Library received by hand delivery of the Draft Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continuous Operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico on Friday 8/4/06.
    This multivolume set is currently being processed, but will not be available for public review untiol sometime late today, Tuesday 8/8/06.”
    In Espanola (where tonight’s hearing is held), the library is closed for inventory and reorganization. The Manager could find no evidence that any EIS from LANL had been received, either by USPS or by hand delivery. In Los Alamos, there were 6 copies at the DOE office, but not at the site advertised, until the yesterday, when copies were moved to that site.”
    At the hearing itself, we were more or less advised that ONE person, the administrator would make the final decision, and that he prefers the expanded weapons production option. NOT ONE person at that hearing spoke in favor of that option, with even old time LANL scientists opposing that role, most in a strong and passionate revulsion that one is EVEN CONSIDERING such an option.
    Steve: remind me again of how things get decided in a democracy. Does the decider/dictator/Fuhrer decide this, or do the people have any influence whatsoever as to whether building and using nuclear weapons is something they wish to support?


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