Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Charlie Wilson's War - The Israeli Jihad Connection.

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Charlie Wilson's War:

The Israeli Jihad Connection.


One problem I have had with theories connecting Israel with the
September 11 attacks is the obvious centrality of Pakistan's
intelligence agency, the ISI. This was the agency that
recruited bin Laden and created his persona as an Afghan
warlord and terrorist; it was the ISI that funded the
hijackers. ISI agents predicted the attacks on the World Trade
Center and the collapse of the towers well in advance. Surely
the ISI was pulling the strings, but who was pulling THEIR
strings? Why would leaders of an Islamic state perpetrate an
outrage that could only wreak terrible damage on the Islamic
world? I thought that this lead could only point to the CIA,
which, since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, had cultivated
the ISI as their most important client and agent. A direct
connection from Israel to the ISI seemed highly unlikely to me.
Boy, was I ever wrong.

I just read "Charlie Wilson's War" by George Crile, Grove Press,
NY, 2003. This book presents itself (and has been widely
advertised in the media) as the story of how a wild, womanizing
Texas congressman changed history by becoming the foremost
champion of the CIA campaign against the Soviets in Afghanistan.
However, even a casual reading of the book reveals a completely
different story - the story of how the Mossad used Charlie
Wilson to penetrate the CIA's Afghan campaign, and thereby the
ISI and the Pakistani government at all levels. This is the
story of how Mossad gained control of the artificial Afghan
"jihad" and won that most precious possession a secret service
can obtain - a "controlled opposition."

I should make it very clear that this is not Crile's thesis.
He struggles with a theory of two very different Charlie
Wilsons. One Charlie Wilson "seemed to be little more than
a public joke. He almost never spoke on the House floor. He
wasn't associated with any legislative initiatives." (Crile,
pg. 76) His main claim to fame was as an alcoholic, cocaine-
addicted womanizer. Crile believes that this "persona" was
the "perfect cover" for a second Charlie Wilson, who was a
dedicated, incredibly effective political operator, climbing
the political ladders in Congress at record breaking speed.

While I don't doubt that Wilson is a complex character, the
the elephant in the drawing room has never been more painfully
obvious - in this case so omnipresennt that you can barely
breathe. It's hard even to know where to begin.

Well, let's start with Wilson's very close relationship with
the Israeli embassy's congressional liaison officer, Zvi Rafiah.
According to Crile, "Rafiah is a short, very smart Israeli who
Wilson always believed was a highly placed Mossad agent"
(Crile pg. 31). Wilson's close working relationship with
Rafiah continued even after Rafiah left his diplomatic post
and joined Israeli Military Industries (IMI), Israel's largest
defense company (Crile, pg. 99). There was no doubt about who
was the dominant figure in this partnership:

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Rafiah had always acted as if he owned Wilson's office.
One of the staffers kept a list of people he needed to
lobby. He would use the phones, give projects to the
staff, and call on Charlie to intervene whenever he
needed him. (Crile, pg. 144)

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During the late 1970's and early 1980's Charlie Wilson got
a series of appointments to the key Congressional committees
that controlled funding for all major intelligence and military

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Getting the Appropriations assignment as a junior
congressman was an amazing political maneuver because his
own Texas delegation opposed it; they backed a Texan with
more seniority ... It was Wilson's Jewish friends who
made it possible. (Crile, pg. 33)

His Jewish friends had helped get him onto the committee;
once there, Chalie learned from these master politicians
how to influence budgets and policies. When he won a
seat on the Foreign Operations subcommittee, which
allocates all U.S. military and economic assistance, he
was suddenly positioned to champion Israel's annual
$3 billion foreign-aid package. (Crile, pg. 77)

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CIA officer Milton Bearden says that in this period Dick Cheney
played a key role in getting Wilson appointed to the House
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which may suggest
that Cheney was an important player in the pro-Israeli network
even at this point ("The Main Enemy", Milton Bearden,
Ballantine Books, NY, 2003. pg. 277).

The Israelis may have gained Wilson's allegiance in part by
pandering to his appetites. Charlie Wilson was very close with
at least three very beautiful Israeli women, and at least two
of these were put in his path by the Israeli government. One
was "Ziva, a beautiful Israeli ballerina" (Crile, pg. 2). Then
there was "a raven-haired captain in the Israeli Defense Forces.
She was the congressman's official guide to the war zone, and
Wilson's infatuation began on that first trip into the desert
to see the burning Russian tanks" (Crile, pg. 32). Then he was
introduced to Gila Almagor, Israel's leading movie star (Crile,
pg. 32). "By the time he got back to Washington, Wilson had
become, in his own words, 'an Israeli commando' in the U.S.
Congress" (Crile, pg. 32).

As soon as he had gained access to the key Congressional
positions, the "Israeli commando" became obsessed with funding
and controling the CIA's Afhan jihad against the Soviets. In
the words of Milton Bearden, the CIA Field Officer in
Afghanistan at the time, "More than any other member of either
house, Charlie fashioned Congress into the engine that drove
the CIA's program for Afghanistan." (Bearden, pg. 277). Given
what George Crile has revealed about Charlie Wilson's career,
we can substitute "the Mossad" for "Charlie" in the previous
statement. The fingerprints of the Israelis are all over
Wilson's Afghan projects from start to finish. For example,
the famous anti-helicopter missile system Wilson had
specially built for the Mujahideen was designed by the
Israelis. Crile notes in this respect,

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Charlie Wilson was marching himself into a true
forbidden zone. Congressmen are not allowed to
commission a foreign power to design and construct
a weapons system. Nor do they have the authority
to commit the Pentagon to pay for such a weapon.
But these were minor outrages compared to Wilson's
potentially explosive attempt to bring the Israelis
into the Muslim jihad that the CIA was funding
against the Soviets in Afghanistan. (Crile, pg 142)

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In addition to the missile system, the Israelis also
sold Tanks and other weapons systems to Pakistan for use
in the jihad, using Charlie Wilson as an intermediary.

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The Israelis were hoping this deal [involving T-55 Tanks]
would serve as the beginning of a range of under-the-table
understandings with Pakistan that the congressman would
continue to quietly negotiate for them. (Crile, 142)

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Traveling from Israel to Pakistan, Wilson was successful
in selling president Zia on acquiring massive amounts of
Israeli technology and weaponry (Crile, 140 - 153). These
deals were bitterly opposed by the CIA. Howard Hart, CIA
Station Chief in Islamabad at the time states:

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"It was bad enough for [Pakistani President] Zia to be
dealing with the Americans, even secretly. But the
Israelis were so beyond the pale that it would have
been impossible ... It's beyond comprehension to have
tried to bring the Israelis into it." (Crile, 149)

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Crile adds, "Yet right under Hart's nose, Wilson had proposed
just such an arrangement, and Zia and his high command had
signed on to implement it" (Crile, 149).

Gust Avrakotos, the CIA's acting Chief of South Asia Operations
also strongly opposed the Israeli moves:

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Bringing the Israelis into the CIA's Muslim jihad was not what
Avrakatos considered a reasonable option. There were many
reasons why he was adamantly opposed to dealing with Israel.
To begin with, it would risk alienating the Saudis, who were
putting up half the money for the program. Beyond that, why
risk alienating the legions of Muslim hotheads around the
world who would draw the most extreme conclusions if it
became known that the CIA was sneaking Jewish weapons into
the jihad? (Crile, 391)

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But the Israelis had a trump card in Charlie Wilson in that
he controled the money.

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[Wilson] was certain of one thing: it would be easy to
get more money for the CIA program. In fact, he
suspected that he could get his committee to appropriate
more money whether Langley wanted it or not. In reality,
what he was already plotting with the Pakistanis was far
more radical than anything [CIA Station Chief] Hart could
have imagined. (Crile, 149)

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So in summary, the Israelis were very major players in the
Afghan jihad, providing crucial technology and weaponry.
They accomplished this not by interfacing with the CIA, which
opposed their involvement, but by interfacing their own
intelligence agencies directly with the U.S. Congress, and
using Congressional delegations to establish their own direct
connections to the government and intelligence services of
Pakistan. The Israeli/Pakistan connnection was crucial to the
success of the Afghan campaign against the Soviets, and
provided Israeli intelligence with a very secure footing
inside Pakistan's intelligence agency, the ISI.

We have always known that Israel had strong motive to perpetrate
an outrage like September 11, provided that blame could be placed
on Arab terrorists. From the Lavon Affair, among other things, we
know that they have an inclination to perpetrate such "false flag"
attacks. Now we know that they had the means and opportunity to
launch the September 11 attacks as well, using their connections
in the ISI.
This is a remarkable piece you posted -- I knew nothing about Charlie
Wilson and his Israeli connections until you posted it. Let me focus on
this point:
So in summary, the Israelis were very major players in the
Afghan jihad, providing crucial technology and weaponry.
They accomplished this not by interfacing with the CIA, which
opposed their involvement, but by interfacing their own
intelligence agencies directly with the U.S. Congress, and
using Congressional delegations to establish their own direct
connections to the government and intelligence services of
Pakistan. The Israeli/Pakistan connection was crucial to the
success of the Afghan campaign against the Soviets, and
provided Israeli intelligence with a very secure footing
inside Pakistan's intelligence agency, the ISI.


This is the same method by which Israel just accomplished a wholesale
purge of their "enemies" in the CIA -- and there has not been a word
about this aspect of the affair in any of establishment American media.
Why? Because Israel substantially controls those media, in the same way
it controls the Congress.

The average American hasn't got a clue about what is going on. Any
insider who dares to spill the beans is instantly shot down by one means
or another, and his or her message never sees the light of day, at least
not in the mass media.

Notice the multiple enticements and inducements the Israelis used to
control and manipulate Wilson. They've expended even greater effort on
George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, in cultivating them as useful tools
(useful idiots). This is why we are now in Iraq and are on an apocalyptic
collision course with most of the world. How so many American leaders
can be so weak and dim in looking out for American interests and in
doing the right thing boggles the mind.

I blame Americans more than the Israelis for the current state of
affairs. The Israelis can't be blamed for pursuing what they perceive to be
their best interests, and in outwitting a Charlie Wilson, a Porter Goss
or a George W. Bush. Is it a sin to have a relatively high IQ?

With regard to Israeli connections to 9/11 through ISI -- the hard
evidence is still exceedingly thin, don't you think? One can speculate
reasonably, of course, but it's difficult to get beyond the speculation
phase. If these connections exist, and exist substantially, who is more
to blame: the Israelis or those Americans in the U.S. government who
provided Israel with the means to play the Pakistanis? I vote for the

I wonder how central a figure Porter Goss has been in all this, both in
9/11 and in the Israeli-instigated purge of the CIA.

Right - the Charlie Wilson story is yet another window into
the apparently never ending story of just how thoroughly and
completely the Israelis have subjugated the US government to
their will. Media control is crucial. The author of
"Charlie Wilson's War", George Crile, is a case in point
actually. He was a 60 minutes producer who went along to
document some of Wilson's Israeli inspired junkets to
Afghanistan. While he documents the Israeli/Mossad angle
on the whole affair in admirable detail, and even comments
on its manifest illegality, he does not seem to realize that
there is anything in the slightest remarkable that a foreign
government could so completely hijack US foreign policy and
turn it to their own ends. He then even seems to black out
the whole issue somehow as he struggles to understand how
the troubled, ineffectual Charlie Wilson managed to accomplish

This is really incredible to me. Crile describes this phenomena
in great detail, and yet then seems incapable of somehow really
perceiving it. Sort of like visual agnosia, in which a person
can sometimes fully perceive an object and perfectly describe
its appearance, but cannot recognize it for what it is (see "The
Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" by Oliver Sacks). Crile
is an amazing example of the end product of generations of
full bore brainwashing by the US media on the subject of Israel.
They're like an army of zombies now.

This gets into a very tricky area. I don't know if I agree with
Kevin MacDonald on every single point, but I think he navigates
this minefield better than anyone else.

Well, here's where I think things stand. First I think it's
pretty much certain that the Pakistanis (ISI) were involved.
It's certain that there is a massive coverup by the US government
and the US media. Unfortunately, I think pretty much anything
beyond that is speculation at this point.

Now if the situation were different in that there was a vigorous
official investigation in progress really digging into this and
trying to get to the bottom of it, then I would say, "let's not
speculate - just wait for the results of the investigation."

Since obviously this is not the case, I think we are duty bound
to investigate ourselves as best we can, and to try to fill in
the inevitable gaps with speculation as best we can. This is
the only hope to keep this critical issue alive and possible
eventually get to an understanding of what really happened.

So the short answer is, yes this is speculative, but I will not
apologize for that. With this new piece of the puzzle a major
gap in our understanding has been filled in, I believe. I have
now officially moved the Israelis to the top of my list of
suspects, and I firmly believe this is well supported by the
evidence currently available.

I missed out a few very important things here. First, one
other thing that we know for sure: whoever perpetrated
September 11 at the very least had lots of high level, high
powered help inside the U.S. government - Help that continues
to this day, for example mobilizing the FBI and the Attorney
General to assist in the coverup. The FBI, of course had
to be tightly reined in so that the attacks were not prevented
in the first instance.

Secondly, given the nature of covert operations it may not
even be possible to establish the truth with absolute certainty
here. However, as we all well know, major wars have been
started based on far flimsier evidence than that which we
already have to work with in this case.

That's why Bin Laden is, of Not Much Political Value at the Moment ,
U.S. still seeks bin Laden, but he's not top priority... Few thousand US
troops in Afghanistan, But over 150.000 US troops in IRAQ ?


War in Heaven: Woodward's Book and the Establishment Insurgency.

by Chris Floyd


Bob Woodward has long been the voice of the American Establishment -
or of certain quadrants of it, at any rate. When Richard Nixon's
criminal depredations and mental instability had gone too far and it
was decided to rein him in, former military intelligence officer
Woodward was there as a safe pair of hands to receive the damning
revelations of "Deep Throat" and help bring down the Nixon presidency.
When the Establishment decided it was best to throw in with the Bush
Faction's aggressive militarism after 9/11 - lots of big money to be
made out of war and fear, and those tax cuts were just too sweet to
pass up - Woodward was there again, with a series of stories and
books which, as Michiko Kakutani notes in the New York Times, "depicted
the president - in terms that the White House press office itself has
purveyed - as a judicious, resolute leader, blessed with the 'vision
thing' his father was accused of lacking and firmly in control of the
ship of state."

And now, when it is clear that George W. Bush is - to put it plainly
- a self-deluding addlepate in the late Nixon mode (without any of
Nixon's considerable intelligence, of course), and that the orgy of war
profiteering and corporate welfare he has thrown for the elite has
reached a level of such murderous frenzy that it threatens to kill the
whole golden goose of American power - or at least seriously damage
the bottom line for years to come - the Establishment has turned to
Woodward once again. And the old trouper has delivered.

His new book, State of Denial, is a stinging attack on the Bush-Cheney
Faction, although, as Kakutani astutely notes, there's nothing really
new in its depiction of the moral nullity, rank stupidity and sheer
incompetence of the Faction - beyond the usual telling anecdotes and
killer quotes that Woodward garners, often second or third-hand, from
his sources. But it is those sources which clue us in to what's going
on. Again, Kakutani: "The former Saudi Arabian ambassador Prince Bandar
bin Sultan, Mr. Card, Mr. Tenet, Deputy Secretary of State Richard L.
Armitage, Brent Scowcroft, the former national security adviser (to
Bush senior), appear to be among the author's primary sources." This
is heavy Establishment artillery, and the presence of "Bandar Bush,"
the Saudi royal, and Scowcroft, the Bush Senior courtier, among
Woodward's main sources tells us that Daddy Bush has reverted back to
the old-line, white-bread, "Eastern Establishment" in a move against
the Sunbelt oil men, crank pseudo-Christians and Nixonian diehards like
Cheney and Rumsfeld that Junior Bush has thrown in with.

(Speaking of Nixonian diehards, one of Woodward's few original
revelations is the extent to which Henry Kissinger has been advising
Bush and Cheney, even resurrecting old memos he wrote to Nixon about
"staying the course" in Vietnam and not letting the American people get
a taste of peace and sanity by allowing even a partial withdrawal of
troops. Such a move would "will become like salted peanuts to the
American public; the more U.S. troops come home, the more will be
demanded," Kissinger told Nixon - and pressed the same memo on the
poltroons now polluting the Oval Office. )

So parts of the American Establishment are at last making a move
against the Bush Faction. Unlike the Nixon takedown, this could be too
little, too late. For one thing, Nixon didn't have 9/11 to play with;
nor did he have use of the Mighty Wurlitzer of the hard-right media
juggernaut that serves Bush with Goebbelsian intensity and fidelity;
nor did he have control of the Congress, with a party full of lockstep
lickspittles and genuine moral and intellectual cretins willing to
follow him over a cliff. In addition, Bush doesn't face constant riots
in the streets against his foolishly and murderously prolonged
pointless war; the American people are infinitely more docile,
distracted and servile than they were in Nixon's day, as anyone who was
alive then can vividly remember.

Nor did the Republicans in Nixon's time possess the extensive,
high-tech vote-manipulation and vote-suppression systems that they have
today, which have so far ensured that the Faction retains its
overwhelming power - despite the overwhelming unpopularity of almost
all of its core policies. In Nixon's day, Republican Establishment
members had to worry about a backlash at the polls; this is still a
danger for them, of course, but not nearly to the same extent. Today,
it is possible - just - that an actual, massive landslide for the
Democrats might result in a very narrow victory at the polls; it
remains to be seen if the Bush Faction's vote-fixing machinery can
plausibly handle anything beyond a fairly close losing vote for their
side. But certainly nothing less than an historic landslide against the
Republicans has a chance of bringing even a miniscule Democratic
majority back into power.

So although Woodward's book clearly signals that the game's afoot, and
another civil war among the American Establishment is gathering
strength, the outcome is by no means assured. We've seen signs of this
before, particularly before the Iraq invasion, when again it was
Scowcroft leading the way - and every time, the Bush Faction has
managed to fight off - or buy off - its Establishment opponents.
(Think of Sumner Redstone's craven announcement, after "Rathergate,"
that he, an old-time liberal Democrat, would be voting for Bush in 2004
because that would be "better for the corporation.")

Nixon was a loner, a bagman who used his own sinister savvy to scale
the greasy pole, yet remained forever outside the golden circle of the
Establishment (as he never stopped complaining about); but Bush Junior
is to the manner born, a true scion of the predatory elite that has
served as America's aristocracy for generations. That fact alone will
make it harder for the Establishment to bring Bush to heel than it was
to flush the lowborn Nixon away. And that's why it will never come to
impeachment or resignation; such things would reflect too badly on the
elite itself, not least on Daddy Bush, one of its leading lights.

But some strong shots across the bow, some public humiliation,
something to get Bush and Cheney to alter the disastrous course in Iraq
- that's fair game, and that's what we're seeing today from some of
the old-line Establishment factions. And as ever, Woodward is a key
player, toting heavy lumber for the cause.

(Note: it is not the destruction of constitutional liberties that
concerns these factions and brings them out against Bush, of course.
They could care less about that - in fact, it's yet another good
argument to them for keeping the Bush Faction in power, albeit
chastened somewhat on the military aggression front. Not that these
elite players don't hold the same ideal of American domination of
global affairs that drives the Bush Faction; they do, in spades. But
they recognize that after a certain point you get more buck for less
bang. As the Emperor Tiberius used to tell his satraps when he sent
them out to govern the conquered lands: "I want my sheep shorn, not

In the corrupted currents of our day, Woodward's book - and the
factional struggle within the Establishment it represents - is to be
welcomed. Anything that can mitigate some of the evil being done by the
Bush Faction must be seen as a positive intervention. But only in the
sense that having an ink pen jammed through your trachea when you are
choking to death is a positive intervention. For make no mistake: what
we are seeing is a "war in heaven," an intramural struggle between
elites, a falling out among thieves, and, literally, a family quarrel
in the imperial house. It has nothing to do with the welfare of the
American people, or the restoration of democracy. The "consent of the
governed" will play no part in how the affairs of the state are finally
ordered by the exalted ones.... and the Carlile "Seniors" are about to
take over AGAIN , from the NeoZionist Crakers and crazies....????
It's been ALL Planned in a CABAL HELL.

October 3, 2006

The 7/7 bombings were done for the same purpose 9/11 was done. For
those who still have not figured it out these are the work of Zionist

Ex-spy calls for bombing inquiry

Dec 10 2006

By Robert Weatherall, The Sunday Sun

David Shayler

Former spy David Shayler has cast doubt on who was responsible for the
London bombings and called for a public inquiry.

The Middlesbrough-born ex-MI5 man has claimed the official version of
the attacks on three underground trains and a double decker bus in the
capital on July 7 last year is riddled with inaccuracies.

He has produced a 40 minute documentary in which he questions a number
of issues ranging from the September 11, 2001, attack on the US, and
the 7/7 attacks in London.

Shayler acknowledges that many people listening to his claims will
believe he has gone mad but argues that an objective examination of the
facts surrounding most terrorist atrocities in the last six years will
leave people with the same conclusion he has reached . . . that the
truth has yet to be uncovered.

The former analyst then goes on to claim the London bombings were
orchestrated by "people who want to control society".

He said: "I'm saying the evidence to show that these three men from
Leeds and the one from Aylesbury were responsible is simply not there."

Shayler, who spent time in self-imposed exile in France before
returning to the UK where he was found guilty of breaching the Official
Secrets Acts, claims CCTV footage of the four men entering Luton train
station before embarking on their journey to London has been faked.

He said: "If you look at the picture taken at 7.21am outside Luton
allegedly of the four you really can't identify them from that picture
and I have been to check it out myself at Luton and I believe that
picture is fake . . . that they weren't there that day." Shayler also
claims there are other discrepancies in the official report.

He said: "For example the train they are supposed to have got according
to the official Home Office narrative the 7.40am from Luton, that day
was cancelled. So clearly the official story starts to fall down
basically." On the reason for the 7/7 bombings he added: "At that point
a lot of people, in Parliament even, were asking questions about the ID
scheme for example. That has now gone through Parliament, that has now
become law. They have also as a result of 7/7 passed even more
draconian terror laws.

"I have done a lot of research into it, and also witnessed this sort of
thing in the services is that the people who are in charge of the oil
industry and the arms industry realise they haven't taken the people
with them on their foreign adventures and they are getting to the point
where they realise people will revolt against them so they are looking
at ways of controlling society."


Documentary detailing the gaps in the official story of the 7/7 London
all » ex-Mi5 whistleblower David Shayler, argues the need for an
Independant Public Inquiry into 7/7 and the surrounding events.



Hamas is a Palestinian group known both for charitable works benefiting the
Palestinian population and suicide attacks against Israeli targets. Hamas
was formed in 1987, after a Palestinian uprising began the year before. Some
claim that Israel indirectly supported and perhaps even directly funded
Hamas in its early years in order to divide the Palestinians politically.
For instance, a former senior CIA official will later claim that Israel's
support for Hamas "was a direct attempt to divide and dilute support for a
strong, secular PLO [Palestinian Liberation Organization] by using a
competing religious alternative." Hamas begins attacks on Israeli military
and civilan targets in 1989 and will begin suicide attacks on these targets
in April 1994. The US will not officially declare Hamas a terrorist
organization until 1995 (see January 1995). This means that funding Hamas is
not a crime in the US before that year, but knowingly participating in or
supporting a violent act overseas outside of the rules of war such as a
suicide bombing could still potentially result in criminal charges in the
US. [United Press International, 6/18/2002; Associated Press, 3/22/2004]
Mohammad Salah, a Palestinian-American living in Chicago as a used car
salesman, was reputedly trained by Hamas in terrorist techniques, including
the use of chemical weapons and poisons, in the late 1980s. Working on the
orders of high-level Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzouk, Salah leads a four day
Hamas training camp in the Chicago area in June 1990. According to one
trainee, the approximately twenty-five trainees study Hamas philosophy,
receive weapons training, and learn how to plant a car bomb. Two of the
trainees are ultimately selected to fly to Syria, where they undergo more
advanced training in making car bombs and throwing grenades. Ultimately,
they are sent into Israel to launch attacks. Similar training camps take
place in Kansas City and Wisconsin from 1989 through early 1991. Then, Salah
is told by Marzouk to change his focus from training to fundraising. In
early 1992, Salah receives about $800,000 from Saudi multimillionaire Yassin
al-Qadi, and he temporarily invests it in a BMI real estate scheme (see
1991). Between June 1991 and December 1992, Salah repeatedly travels to the
Middle East and spends more than $100,000 in direct support of Hamas
military activities. He attempts to spend the $800,000 that is still
invested in BMI, but BMI is unable to quickly liquidate the investment.
Marzouk sends Salah almost $1 million to spend. Salah goes to the West Bank
in January 1993 and begins dispersing that money, but he is arrested before
the end of the month. With Salah arrested, Hamas needs a new point man to
collect and transfer new money raised in the US. Jamil Sarsour, a grocery
store owner in Milwaukee, is chosen. It will be reported in 2003 that
Sarsour is still living openly in Milwaukee (see June 2-5, 2003) [Chicago
Tribune, 10/29/2001; LA Weekly, 8/2/2002; Federal News Service, 6/2/2003]

Mercy International USA's logo. [Source: Mercy International USA]The 1999
book Dollars for Terror will allege that in 1989, Mercy International, a
"subsidiary of the Muslim Brotherhood, was able to establish its
headquarters in the United States, in the state of Michigan, with the
assistance of the CIA. The Agency provided significant logistical and
financial support to this 'humanitarian' organization, enabling it to act
clandestinely in the various Balkan conflicts as well as within the Muslim
communities of several Russian republics." [Labeviere, 1999, pp. 364] Mercy
International will later be tied to al-Qaeda in a number of ways. For
instance, in the mid-1990s its Pakistan branch will be headed by Zahid
Shaikh Mohammed, brother of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (see
1988-Spring 1995). [Los Angeles Times, 9/1/2002] Its Kenya branch will be
tied to the 1998 US embassy bombing there. Its Philippine branch is tied to
Mohammed Jamal Khalifa, bin Laden's brother-in-law. [Burr and Collins, 2006,
pp. 128, 188-189] Branches of this charity in different countries have
slightly different names such as Mercy International-USA and Mercy
International Relief Agency, and it has been claimed that the US branch has
no connection with the terrorism-related branches. However, a 2003 article
will draw links between the US branch and other branches. [National Review,

Prior to this year, President George W. Bush is a failed oilman. Three
times, friends and investors have bailed him out to keep his business from
going bankrupt. However, in 1988, the same year his father becomes
president, some Saudis buy a portion of his small company, Harken, which has
never performed work outside of Texas. Later in the year, Harken wins a
contract in the Persian Gulf and starts doing well financially. These
transactions seem so suspicious that the Wall Street Journal in 1991 states
it "raises the question of. an effort to cozy up to a presidential son." Two
major investors in Bush's company during this time are Salem bin Laden and
Khalid bin Mahfouz. [Intelligence Newsletter, 3/2/2000; Salon, 11/19/2001]
Salem bin Laden is Osama's oldest brother; Khalid bin Mahfouz is a Saudi
banker with a 20 percent stake in BCCI. The bank will be shut down a few
years later and bin Mahfouz will have to pay a $225 million fine (while
admitting no wrongdoing) (see October 2001)).

Al-Qaeda bomber Ramzi Yousef is said to be recruited by the CIA, though
details are not known. Author Richard Labeviere reported without elaboration
in a 1999 book, "A classified FBI file indicates that [Yousef] was recruited
by the local branch of the CIA." [Labeviere, 1999, pp. 220-221] In 1995,
Newsday will report, "FBI officials also are considering a probe of whether
the CIA had any relationship with Yousef, who fought with the CIA-financed
mujaheddin in Afghanistan in the 1980s." [Newsday, 4/16/1995] But there
appears to be no further reporting on whether such a probe was conducted.
Yousef is believed to have masterminded a series of bombings in the early
1990s, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the planned Bojinka
attack, before being captured in 1995 (see February 7, 1995). If Yousef was
recruited by the CIA, it may have been in the late 1980s when the CIA
recruited and trained thousands of people around the world to fight in
Afghanistan (see 1986-1992). In the late 1980s, Yousef was studying
engineering at a Wales college, but he'd also joined the Muslim Brotherhood
while there. During a break from school in 1988, he went to one of bin
training camps in Afghanistan and spent several months honing his
bomb-making skills. [Miller, Stone, and Mitchell, 2002, pp. 78]

The core of the future Philippine militant group Abu Sayyaf fights with bin
Laden in Afghanistan and its training there is paid for by the CIA and
Pakistani ISI. In 1986, the CIA agreed to support an ISI program of
recruiting radical Muslims from other countries, including the Philippines,
to fight in the Afghan war (see 1986). By one estimate, initially between
300 and 500 radical Muslims from the southern Philippines go to Afghanistan
to fight. [Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College,
/1/2005 ]

In 1987 or 1988, bin Laden dispatches his brother-in-law Mohammed Jamal
Khalifa to the Philippines to find more recruits willing to go to
Afghanistan. It is estimated he finds about 1,000 recruits. One of them is
Abdurajak Janjalani, who emerges as the leader of these recruits in
Afghanistan. When the Afghan war ends in 1989 most of them will return to
the Philippines and form the Abu Sayyaf group, still led by Janjalani (see
Early 1991). [Contemporary Southeast Asia, 12/1/2002; Manila Times,
2/1/2007] Journalist John Cooley will write in a book first published in
1999 that Abu Sayyaf will become "the most violent and radical Islamist
group in the Far East, using its CIA and ISI training to harass, attack, and
murder Christian priests, wealthy non-Muslim plantation-owners, and
merchants and local government in the southern Philippine island of
Mindanao." [Cooley, 2002, pp. 63] After having read Cooley's book and
gathering information from other sources, Senator Aquilino Pimentel,
President of the Philippine Senate, will say in a 2000 speech that the "CIA
has sired a monster" because it helped train this core of the Abu Sayyaf.
[Senator Aquilino Q. Pimentel website, 7/31/2000]

Sheikh Ahmed Yassin forms Hamas as the military arm of his Islamic
Association, which had been licensed by Israel ten years earlier (see
1973-1978). According to Charles Freeman, a former US ambassador to Saudi
Arabia, "Israel started Hamas. It was a project of Shin Bet, which had a
feeling that they could use it to hem in the PLO." [CounterPunch, 1/18/2003;
Dreyfuss, 2005, pp. 191, 208] Anthony Cordesman, a Middle East analyst for
the Center for Strategic Studies, states that Israel "aided Hamas
directly-the Israelis wanted to use it as a counterbalance to the PLO." A
former senior CIA official speaking to UPI describes Israel's support for
Hamas as "a direct attempt to divide and dilute support for a strong,
secular PLO by using a competing religious alternative." Further, according
to an unnamed US government official, "the thinking on the part of some of
the right-wing Israeli establishment was that Hamas and the other groups, if
they gained control, would refuse to have anything to do with the peace
process and would torpedo any agreements put in place." Larry Johnson, a
counter-terrorism official at the State Department, states: "The Israelis
are their own worst enemies when it comes to fighting terrorism. They are
like a guy who sets fire to his hair and then tries to put it out by hitting
it with a hammer. They do more to incite and sustain terrorism than curb
it." [United Press International, 2/24/2001 Sources: Larry C. Johnson,
Unnamed former CIA official]

During a secret visit to Pakistan CIA Director William Casey commits the CIA
to support the ISI program of recruiting radical Muslims for the Afghan war
from other Muslim countries around the world. In addition to the Gulf
States, these include Turkey, the Philippines, and China. The ISI started
their recruitment of radicals from other countries in 1982 (see 1982). This
CIA cooperation is part of a joint CIA-ISI plan begun the year before to
expand the "Jihad" beyond Afghanistan (see March 1985). [Rashid, 2001, pp.

The CIA, ISI, and bin Laden build the Khost tunnel complex in Afghanistan.
This will be a major target of bombing and fighting when the US attacks the
Taliban in 2001. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/23/2001; Hindu, 9/27/2001] It
will be reported in June 2001 that "bin Laden worked closely with Saudi,
Pakistani, and US intelligence services to recruit mujaheddin from many
Muslim countries," but this information has not been reported much since
9/11. [United Press International, 4/10/2004] A CIA spokesperson will later
claim, "For the record, you should know that the CIA never employed, paid,
or maintained any relationship whatsoever with bin Laden." [Ananova,

Quoting a French intelligence report posted by PBS Frontline, The New Yorker
reports, "During the nineteen-eighties, when the Reagan administration
secretly arranged for an estimated $34 million to be funneled through Saudi
Arabia to the Contras in Nicaragua, [Osama's eldest brother] Salem bin Laden
aided in this cause." [PBS Frontline, 2001; New Yorker, 11/5/2001]

Afghan opium production rises from 250 tons in 1982 to 2,000 tons in 1991,
coinciding with CIA support and funding of the mujaheddin. Alfred McCoy, a
professor of Southeast Asian history at the University of Wisconsin, says US
and Pakistani intelligence officials sanctioned the rebels' drug trafficking
because of their fierce opposition to the Soviets: "If their local allies
were involved in narcotics trafficking, it didn't trouble [the] CIA. They
were willing to keep working with people who were heavily involved in
narcotics." For instance, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a rebel leader who received
about half of all the CIA's covert weapons, was known to be a major heroin
trafficker. Charles Cogan, who directs the CIA's operation in Afghanistan,
later claims he was unaware of the drug trade: "We found out about it later
on." [Atlantic Monthly, 5/1996; Star-Tribune (Minneapolis), 9/30/2001]
Salem bin Laden, Osama's oldest brother, described by a French secret
intelligence report as one of two closest friends of Saudi Arabia's King
Fahd who often performs important missions for Saudi Arabia, is involved in
secret Paris meetings between US and Iranian emissaries this month,
according to a French report. Frontline, which published the French report,
notes that such meetings have never been confirmed. Rumors of these meetings
have been called the "October Surprise" and some have speculated that in
these meetings, George H. W. Bush negotiated a delay to the release of the
US hostages in Iran, thus helping Ronald Reagan and Bush win the 1980
Presidential election. All of this is highly speculative, but if the French
report is correct, it points to a long-standing connection of highly
improper behavior between the Bush and bin Laden families. [PBS Frontline,
Journalist Simon Reeve will claim in the 1999 book The New Jackals that US
officials directly met with bin Laden in Afghanistan in the 1980s. He will
write, "American emissaries are understood to have traveled to Pakistan for
meetings with mujaheddin leaders. [A former CIA official] even suggests the
US emissaries met directly with bin Laden, and that it was bin Laden, acting
on advice from his friends in Saudi intelligence, who first suggested the
mujaheddin should be given Stingers." [Reeve, 1999, pp. 167, 176] The CIA
begins supplying Stinger missiles to the mujaheddin in 1986 (see September
1986). After 9/11, the CIA will state, "Numerous comments in the media
recently have reiterated a widely circulated but incorrect notion that the
CIA once had a relationship with Osama bin Laden. For the record, you should
know that the CIA never employed, paid, or maintained any relationship
whatsoever with bin Laden." [US State Department, 1/14/2005]

Osama bin Laden begins providing financial, organizational, and engineering
aid for the mujaheddin in Afghanistan, with the advice and support of the
Saudi royal family. [New Yorker, 11/5/2001] Some, including Richard Clarke,
counterterrorism "tsar" during the Clinton and George W. Bush
administrations, believe he was handpicked for the job by Prince Turki
al-Faisal, head of Saudi Arabia's Secret Service. [New Yorker, 11/5/2001;
Sunday Times (London), 8/25/2002] The Pakistani ISI want a Saudi prince as a
public demonstration of the commitment of the Saudi royal family and as a
way to ensure royal funds for the anti-Soviet forces. The agency fails to
get royalty, but bin Laden, with his family's influential ties, is good
enough for the ISI. [Miami Herald, 9/24/2001] (Clarke will argue later that
the Saudis and other Muslim governments used the Afghan war in an attempt to
get rid of their own misfits and troublemakers.) This multinational force
later coalesces into al-Qaeda. [Clarke, 2004, pp. 52]

The Soviet Union invades Afghanistan. The Russians were initially invited in
by the Afghan government to deal with rising instability and army mutinies,
and they start crossing the border on December 8. But on December 26,
Russian troops storm the presidential palace, kill the country's leader,
Haizullah Amin, and the invitation turns into an invasion. [Blum, 1995, pp.
342] Later declassified high-level Russian documents will show that the
Russian leadership believed that Amin, who took power in a violent coup from
another pro-Soviet leader two months before, had secret contacts with the US
embassy and was probably a US agent. Further, one document from this month
claims that "the right wing Muslim opposition" has "practically established
their control in many provinces. using foreign support." [Cooley, 2002, pp.
8] It has been commonly believed that the invasion was unprovoked, but the
Russians will later be proven largely correct. In a 1998 interview, Zbigniew
Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter's National Security Adviser, will reveal
that earlier in the year Carter authorized the CIA to destabilize the
government, provoking the Russians to invade (see July 3, 1979). [Le Nouvel
Observateur (Paris), 1/1998; Mirror, 1/29/2002] Further, CIA covert action
in the country actually began in 1978 (see 1978), if not earlier (see
1973-1979). The US and Saudi Arabia will give a huge amount of money
(estimates range up to $40 billion total for the war) to support the
mujaheddin guerrilla fighters opposing the Russians, and a decade-long war
will ensue. [Nation, 2/15/1999]

In the 1960s Osama bin Laden's brother Mahrous bin Laden joined a rebel
group opposed to the Saudi government. With his assistance, in 1979 the
rebels smuggle weapons into Mecca, Saudi Arabia, using trucks belonging to
the bin Laden family company. Five hundred rebels then seize the Grand
Mosque in Medina, Islam's holiest mosque in its holiest city. They try, but
fail, to overthrow the Saudi royal family. All the men who took part are
later beheaded except Mahrous. Eventually he is released from prison because
of the close ties between the bin Ladens and the Saudi royal family. Mahrous
apparently abandons the rebel cause and joins the family business. He is
eventually made a head of the Medina branch and a member of the board. He
will still hold these positions on 9/11. But a newspaper reports that "his
past [is] not forgiven and most important decisions in the [bin Laden family
business] are made without Mahrous' input." [Sunday Herald (Glasgow),
10/7/2001; New Yorker, 11/5/2001; Ha'aretz, 12/18/2002]

At some point in the late 1980s or early 1980s while bin Laden is still
finishing his university degree, he apparently visits the US. Author Peter
Bergen will later claim, "Undoubtedly, bin Laden took his son for medical
treatment to a western country and it's either the United States or the
United Kingdom. There's some kind of controversy about that." Khaled
Batarfi, a close childhood friend to bin Laden, will later recall more
specifically, "In Washington airport, Dulles Airport, people were surprised
at the way he dressed, his wife dressed. Some of them were even taking
photos and he was kind of joking about it. We were like in a zoo." [CNN,
8/23/2006] Apparently, this is bin Laden's only known visit to the US.

The CIA begins covert action against the Communist government in
Afghanistan, which is closely tied to the Soviet Union. Some time this year,
the CIA begins training militants in Pakistan and beaming radio propaganda
into Afghanistan. By April 1979, US officials are meeting with opponents of
the Afghan government to determine their needs. [Blum, 1995, pp. 344] Robert
Gates, who will become CIA Director in the early 1990s, will later recall
that in a meeting on March 30, 1979, Under Secretary of Defense Walter
Slocumbe wonders aloud whether there is "value in keeping the Afghan
insurgency going, 'sucking the Soviets into a Vietnamese quagmire.'" [Gates,
1996, pp. 145] In March 1979, there is a major revolt in Herat province, and
in June and August there are large scale army mutinies. [Cooley, 2002, pp.
5] President Carter will formally approve covert aid to opponents of the
government in July (see July 3, 1979), which will result in a Russian
invasion in December (see December 8, 1979).

In 1977 Zbigniew Brzezinski, as President Carter's National Security
Adviser, forms the Nationalities Working Group (NWG) dedicated to the idea
of weakening the Soviet Union by inflaming its ethnic tensions. The Islamic
populations are regarded as prime targets. Richard Pipes, the father of
Daniel Pipes, takes over the leadership of the NWG in 1981. Pipes predicts
that with the right encouragement Soviet Muslims will "explode into
genocidal fury" against Moscow. According to Richard Cottam, a former CIA
official who advised the Carter administration at the time, after the fall
of the Shah of Iran in 1978, Brzezinski favored a "de facto alliance with
the forces of Islamic resurgence, and with the Republic of Iran." [Dreyfuss,
2005, pp. 241, 251 - 256]

By: Hal Turner

North Bergen, NJ USA -- For years, we in America have supported Israel
both financially and militarily because we perceived they were the
innocent victims of hostile and violent neighbors. The US media has,
for years, provided extensive coverage of every incident involving
Arab-against-Israeli violence. From shootings, to car bombs to suicide
bombers, we in America have seen it all. Or have we?
Why would rational human beings, given a choice, choose to attack their
neighbors rather than live together in peace? More pertinent, why
would a rational human being choose to blow himself up rather than
live? The Israelis, the US media and our politicians would have us
believe that the Arabs are simply not rational. They routinely tell us
that Arabs are "religious fanatics" who "hate freedom" or "hate our way
of life" to quote George W. Bush. These arguments are fallacious and
intellectually bankrupt.
The reason for Arab against Israeli violence is simple: The Israelis
have been systematically repressing and brutalizing hundreds of
thousands of Arabs on a scale unparalleled since World War 2. I have
the proof.
Below are photographs of the victims of Israeli violence. They depict
brutal, violent death, horrific personal injury and devastation of
property which is simply unfathomable. ALL of it was perpetrated by
Israelis against Arabs. ALL of the victims are civilians.

As you view these pictures ask yourself this question: What would YOU
or YOUR LOVED ONES do in retaliation for these things?


Genocide Advocated by The Talmud

Minor Tractates. Soferim 15, Rule 10. This is the saying of Rabbi

Simon ben Yohai: Tob shebe goyyim harog ("Even the best of the

Gentiles should all be killed").

This passage is not from the Soncino edition but is from the original

Hebrew of the Babylonian Talmud as quoted by the 1907 Jewish

Encyclopedia, published by Funk and Wagnalls and compiled by

Isidore Singer, under the entry, "Gentile," (p. 617).

This original Talmud passage has been concealed in translation.

The Jewish Encyclopedia states that, "...in the various versions the

reading has been altered, 'The best among the Egyptians' being

generally substituted." In the Soncino version: "the best of the

heathens" (Minor Tractates, Soferim 41a-b].

Israelis annually take part in a national pilgrimage to the grave of

Simon ben Yohai, to honor this rabbi who advocated the

extermination of non-Jews. (Jewish Press of June 9, 1989, p. 56B).

On Purim, Feb. 25, 1994, Israeli army officer Baruch Goldstein,

an orthodox Khazar from Brooklyn, massacred 40 Palestinian

civilians, including children, while they knelt in prayer in a mosque.

Goldstein was a disciple of the late Rabbi Kahane who has stated

that his view of Arabs as "dogs" is "from the Talmud." (Cf. CBS 60

Minutes, "Kahane").

Univ. of Jerusalem Prof. Ehud Sprinzak described Kahane and

Goldstein's philosophy: "They believe it's God's will that they commit

violence against 'goyim,' a Hebrew term for non-Jews." (NY Daily

News, Feb. 26, 1994, p. 5).

Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg declared, "We have to recognize that Jewish

blood and the blood of a goy are not the same thing." (NY Times,

June 6, 1989, p.5).

Rabbi Yaacov Perrin says, "One million Arabs are not worth a

Jewish fingernail." (NY Daily News, Feb. 28, 1994, p.6).