The Top 100 Heroes of The Peace http://pulpnonfiction.blogspot.com
The Top 100 Heroes of The Peace come from diverse backgrounds from all corners of the globe have one common denominator one unifying message.NO to WAR NO to NWO.NO to W.
Everyone on this list have spoken at great risk to their jobs and their lives.Not a few of them have lost their jobs and too many have lost their lives speaking out against the Bushes and the Blairs and the Sharons.Suicides, Plane Crashes, Accidents.One was bulldozed to death.
The troika of Blair Bush and Sharon have stepped on the toes of 5 billion 900 million people on the planet.We can not allow this madness to continue.We can not afford four more years of these Bullies BLUSHARON and their Crusade Charade and Their phoney Warrenterra.If we really want to head off the NUCLEAR WAR that is clearly on the horizion WE MUST ACT NOW and bring these war criminals to stand trial for their crimes against the bulk of humanity.
From New York and from the families of the victims of the 911 World Trade Center to the far shores of Australia, the message is loud and clear.Blusharon must be stopped and held accountable for this nightmare that we have been going through since January 2000 when the Bush gang stole the election from the people,to this very minute when an Israeli tank is firing on unarmed children as young as 12 year old in Palestine and our troops somewhere in Baghdad,as you are reading this, are firing into an Iraqi crowd rallying against our occupation killing and wounding scores of Iraqi human beings.
We can not WAIT till November to vote Bush and his Carlyle/Cabal and their New World DisOrders thousand points of fright aganda out of office,we must ACT NOW.We must stop the war and the racism.
We must vote to IMPEACH NOW.Let your voice be heard!Go NOW this very minute before you do anything else to http://votetoimpeach.org
and add your name to the hundreds of thousands (383,000 + as of 1-15-04)who have so together we can in owr own small way,make a difference and do something to stop the madness! It takes but a minute of your time.Click now and go to http://votetoimpeach.org
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The 100 Heroes :
"Everything about the way Team Bush approached the state visit with the Queen suggested that in the rarefied atmosphere enclosing the Bush crew, paranoia had displaced oxygen. In order to spend four days in a country governed by Bush's most conspicuously loyal coalition "partner," Bush's people apparently felt it would be necessary to take along their own private army of handlers, secret service agents, snipers, and weaponry. While not granting secret service agents diplomatic immunity in order to make it easier for them to shoot to kill, the British authorities did cancel all police leave in order to produce the 14,000 police officers deemed necessary to protect Bush and his "sterile zone." As far as Bush's people were concerned, no sacrifice was too great to ask in order to obliterate even the smallest risk to their president's health and well-being - not even the grounds at Buckingham Palace, which according to a report in the Sunday Mirror sustained thousands of pounds' worth of damage from helicopters and "clod-hopping" security men. And then, less than three weeks later, Bush suddenly turns up in Baghdad, sans private army, sans 12-inch-thick-armor-plated Presidential limo, sans 14,000 cops. If all of London is offended right now, I could hardly blame them. ...Bush's handlers feel that he is safer on a military base in the middle of a bloody war zone than he is walking the public streets of a free city. And this is a problem, because it suggests that free cities - and free citizens - are a serious threat to the Bush they really care about protecting." http://www.democraticunderground.com/plaidder/03/p/06.html
Ben Affleck Actor Anti War Activist
"The Bush administration has continued to push a dangerous right-wing agenda which has included increasing encroachments on civil liberties, particularly with the questionable and aggressive use of the Patriot Act.""I save a million bucks," he joked, "the deficit grows like William Bennett's credit line on a one-armed-bandit bender at Bally's." http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/127456p-113972c.html
Robert Altman king of counter-culture cinema
"If you asked would I live in London the rest of my life, yeah, I'd be very happy to stay here. There's nothing in America that I would miss at all.I am a political person,but I don't have to put a strong debate into a film. This present government in America I just find disgusting, the idea that George Bush could run a baseball team successfully -he can't even speak! I just find him an embarrassment. I was over here when the election was on and I couldn't believe it -and I'm 76 years old. Then when the Supreme Court came in and turned out to be a totally political animal, the last shred of any naivete that was left in me has gone. When I see an American flag flying, it's a joke." http://www.artistsnetwork.org/news3/news134.html
"My family was one of Hitler's victims. We lost a lot under the Nazi occupation, including an uncle who died in the camps and a cousin killed by a booby trap. ... I'm no expert on WWII - but I learned a lot about what happened in Germany - and Europe - back in those days. I always wondered how the wonderful German people - so honest, decent, hard-working, friendly, and generous - could ever allow such a thing to happen. (There were camps near my family's home - they still talk about them only in hushed conspiratorial whispers.) ... So why, now, when I hear GWB's speeches, do I think of Hitler? Why have I drawn a parallel between the Nazis and the present administration? Just one small reason -the phrase 'Never forget'. Never let this happen again. It is better to question our government - because it really can happen here - than to ignore the possibility. So far, I've seen nothing to eliminate the possibility that Bush is on the same course as Hitler. And I've seen far too many analogies to dismiss the possibility. The propaganda. The lies. The rhetoric. The nationalism. The flag waving. The pretext of 'preventive war'. The flaunting of international law and international standards of justice. The disappearances of 'undesirable' aliens. The threats against protesters. The invasion of a non-threatening sovereign nation. The occupation of a hostile country. The promises of prosperity and security. The spying on ordinary citizens. ... There isn't much doubt in my mind - anyone who compares the history of Hitler's rise to power and the progression of recent events in the US cannot avoid the parallels. It's incontrovertible." http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/010904A.shtml
Uri Avnery Israeli writer and peace activist with Gush Shalom
"From Golda to George, quite a short jump. Bush wanted a war in Iraq. He could not disclose the real aim to the public: to get his hands on the fabulous oil riches of that country, to dominate the world's oil supplies and acquire a stranglehold on the economies of Europe, Japan and any other potential competitor. He needed a much more simple and compelling reason: Saddam has weapons of mass destruction, he is in cahoots with Bin-Laden, he is about to attack the United States.
To be convincing, authoritative-sounding intelligence data were required. So the CIA produced documents, already known to be false, showing Saddam trying to acquire uranium in Niger. Put this into the President's State of the Union Address and hop! there's your war.
Did the Americans get upset when the lie was discovered? Not at all. So the President lied. Big deal. And the CIA helped him to lie. Big deal again. The important thing is that the sons of Saddam have been killed in a "targeted elimination", Israeli-style. How wonderful!" http://www.counterpunch.org/avnery08022003.html
"Bush wasn't elected, he was selected— selected by five judges up in Washington who voted along party lines.""I'll raise as much money as I can to make sure that this Bush winds up like the last Bush, a one-term President." http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/leave.htm
Amiri Baraka SOMEBODY BLEW UP AMERICA
"I WILL NOT “APOLOGIZE”, I WILL NOT “RESIGN"The ADL, by attacking me by distorting what my poem is saying, is doing its usual ugly, as a well known running dog of imperialism, particularly by attacking anyone who takes an independent position or is critical of Israeli Imperialism and its attendant ideology political Zionism. As they are attempting with me the ADL slanders anyone who is not happy with Israel’s ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians.
Of the other lines of the poem, which the ADL termed an example of the Hitlerian “Big Lie”, and the poet’s “spewing Anti-Semitic venom”. The lines, “Who knew the World Trade Center was gonna get/bombed?” Well now, certainly, even the Democratic Party has affirmed that the Bush Administration knew. I agree with this, and it is everywhere on the Internet that not only was the US warned repeatedly by Germany, France, Russia, England but also Israel. Michael Ruppert of the Green Party has issued a video stating clearly, “Israeli security issued urgent warnings to the CIA of large-scale terror attacks. …And that the Israeli Mossad knew that the attacks were going to take place…they knew that the World Trade Center were the targets. This is from British newspaper the “Telegraph”. http://www.amiribaraka.com/ http://www.amiribaraka.com/blew.html http://www.amiribaraka.com/speech100202.html
Benjamin Barber American Dream, Super Sized: Democracy can not coexist with Bush's failed doctrine of preventive war
"In his historic speech at the National Endowment for Democracy recently, President Bush embraced a new doctrine, a "formal strategy of freedom" in the Middle East — and he did it just in the nick of time.
For although the war in Iraq is won, the peace has been lost, and that other Bush doctrine, the "preventive war" doctrine, is in disarray. The United States can neither withdraw with honor — anarchy, civil war and renewed tyranny probably would result — nor stay and fight on into a Vietnam-style quagmire, which is what the new Baathist-terrorist alliance is obviously hoping for..." http://www.benjaminrbarber.com/
Jack Beatty: A miserable failure
"With one phrase Dick Gephardt has defined the issue to be decided next November. Can a "miserable failure" of a president win re-election? Bush's victory would testify to a civic failure more dangerous to the American future than any policies implemented or continued during a second Bush term. A majority would have demonstrated that democratic accountability is finished. That you can fail in everything and still be re-elected president. You can preside over the most catastrophic failure of intelligence and national defense in history. Can fire no one associated with this fatal chain of blunders and bureaucratic buck-passing. Can oppose an inquest into September 11 for more than a year until pressure from the relatives of those killed on that day becomes politically toxic.... You can lose more jobs than any other President since Hoover. You can cut cops and after-school programs and Pell Grants and housing allowances for the poor to give tax cuts to millionaires. You can wreck the nation's finances, running up the largest deficit in history. You can permit 17,000 power plants to increase their health-endangering pollution of the air. You can lower the prestige of the United States in every country of the world by your unilateral conduct of foreign policy and puerile "you're either with us or against us" rhetoric. Above all, you can lie the country into war and your lies can be exposed--and, if a majority prefers ignorance to civic responsibility, you can still be reelected. ...The re-election of George W. Bush would signal that a kind of corruption had set in among the led. Our miserable failure as republican citizens would match his as President." http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/polipro/pp2003-09-24.htm
Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC.
"Nelson Mandela was right when he said that attacking Iraq would be "a disaster." A U.S.invasion of Iraq would risk the lives of U.S. military personnel and inevitably kill thousandsof Iraqi civilians; it is not surprising that many U.S. military officers, including some withinthe Joint Chiefs of Staff, are publicly opposed to a new war against Iraq. Such an attackwould violate international law and the UN Charter , and isolate us from our friends andallies around the world. An invasion would prevent the future return of UN arms inspectors,and will cost billions of dollars urgently needed at home. And at the end of the day, aninvasion will not insure stability, let alone democracy, in Iraq or the rest of the volatileMiddle East region, and will put American civilians at greater risk of hatred and perhapsterrorist attacks than they are today." http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/P_BennisIraq.html http://220.127.116.11/search?q=cache:AQYI1sPAePQJ:www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/P_BennisIraq.pdf
Alan Bisbort: Dry Drunk
"How did [Bush], at age 56, get so fumble-tongued, incapable of coherently stringing more than two sentences together, snippily irritable with anyone who dares disagree with him or even ask a question... How did he poutily turn his back on the democratically elected president of one of our most important allies (Germany’s Gerhard Schröder) because of something one of his underlings said about him? Why is he listlessly in need of constant vacations and rest, dangerously obsessed with only one thing (Iraq’s apparently nonexistent weapons of mass destruction, which must mean that it really was, all along, about the oil) to the exclusion of all other things (including an economy that is slowly sucking the life from the nation as well as trashing the retirement savings of anyone reading these words)? Why is Bush so eager to engage in violence and so incapable of explaining why?" http://inthesetimes.com/comments.php?id=195_0_4_0_C
Hans Blix UN Inspector General
"I was smeared by the Pentagon I have my detractors in Washington. There are bastards who spread things around, of course, who planted nasty things in the media. Not that I cared very much.It was like a mosquito bite in the evening that is there in the morning, an irritant" http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0
"Did O'Neill owe his loyalty to Bush? To the presidency? To the public, or to his own conscience? There's no easy answer here, and people can make up their own minds better than any columnist or White House spinner can do it for them. Anyway, that conversation is of lesser importance right now. This is a very valuable book, certainly the best book about the Bush White House to date, and a discussion about its contents is more important than one about its ethics. The substance of this book, along with the fact that O'Neill isn't making a dime off it, elevates it above a simple tell-all. The Price of Loyalty is not about cashing in, it's about conscience... At the center is the president, who comes across looking more like Ronald Reagan than like his father. He is often disengaged and frequently ignorant. He repeats the mantra that he has to stick to his campaign promises, but not for the reasons one would hope. Instead, Bush comes across as so intellectually overwhelmed that he hangs onto those campaign promises like a drowning man clinging to an ocean buoy in a stormy sea. They provide an intellectual center for a man who appears to lack one." http://www.tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/9785
Robyn E. Blumner: Filling a suit isn't enough any more
"[George Bush] was the perfect front man for the corporate interests and right-wing ideologues who were looking for a guy who was both electable and malleable. ...While it is true that candidate Bush with his "gentleman's C's" suffered from a lack of depth - the man had a startling lack of interest in geopolitics - the oligarchs knew that in the age of sound bites you don't need the ability to explicate at length. The mileage one could get from the meaningless phrase "compassionate conservative" would be worth a wall full of well-digested books by Benjamin Barber, Thomas Friedman and Francis Fukuyama. Moreover, what Bush had was far more valuable: a gold-card pedigree, giving him nationwide credibility, an outside-the-Beltway Marshal Matt Dillon affectation and, it seemed initially at least, the ability to hide his fierce conservatism within a common touch. But as the war in Iraq continues to go badly, sending back news of a daily casualty count, Bush's common-touch artifice is beginning to wear thinner than the backside of his Crawford jeans. Showing through is the real Bush, his swaggering arrogance, unidimensional understanding of issues, congenital lack of sympathy and intense pique at challenging questions. http://www.sptimes.com/2003/11/09/Columns/Filling_a_suit_isn_t_.shtml
Jose Bono One of the most powerful figures the Spanish Socialist Party.
His remarks were not intended to be heard, but were recorded by a television team while he was talking to Joaquin Almunia, a former Socialist leader. Mr Bono said: "Hey, and our colleague Blair? He's a complete dickhead (un gilipollas integral). He's an imbecile." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/01/16/wspain16.xml
"The truth of the matter is that in 2004 President Bush will defeat himself. "The cat is out of the bag". "The genie is out of the bottle". "The jig is up". "You can't fool all of the people all of the time". President Bush is not a President. He is just a kid. He is just a transient personality in history, passing by, that history will barely mention in a short one hundred years from now. He will be remembered as the son of a President, who came to office on the strength of "name recognition". He will be remembered as a President who was lead by the nose by special interest groups, lobbyists, Cabinet appointees, major corporate interests, and the hidden agenda of corrupt Republican politics. He may be remembered as the President that destroyed the Republican Party in the interests of "special interests". What emerges in its place, no one knows." http://www.opednews.com/boyne1203__bush_will_beat_bush.htm
John Brown Ph.D., Foreign Service Officer stationed in Moscow
"I am submitting my resignation from the Foreign Service (effective immediately) because I cannot in good conscience support President Bush's war plans against Iraq.The president has failed:
To explain clearly why our brave men and women in uniform should be ready to sacrifice their lives in a war on Iraq at this time;To lay out the full ramifications of this war, including the extent of innocent civilian casualties;To specify the economic costs of the war for ordinary Americans;To clarify how the war would help rid the world of terror;To take international public opinion against the war into serious consideration.Throughout the globe the United States is becoming associated with the unjustified use of force. The president's disregard for views in other nations, borne out by his neglect of public diplomacy, is giving birth to an anti-American century." http://www.thetip.org/art_Good_bye__Mr__President__The_Secret_Resignation_Letters647_icle.html
Pat Buchanan 2000 Presidential Candidate
"In the longer haul, unless you stop this cycle of reprisals and assassinations and atrocities and terror on all sides, the U.S. -- which is lined up behind Israel because of our aid to them ... the U.S. needs to take an independent stance to make a just, honorable workable solution that does not take Israel's side 100 percent, and does not take the side of the Palestinians 100 percent."Capitol Hill is Israeli-occupied territory." (St.Louis Post Dispatch, 10/20/90)During the Gulf crisis: "There are only two groups that are beating the drums for war in the Middle East -- the Israeli defense ministry and its 'amen corner' in the United States." ("McLaughlin Group," 8/26/90) The Buchanan '96 campaign's World Wide Web site included an article blaming the death of White House aide Vincent Foster on the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad -- and alleging that Foster was a Mossad spy. (The campaign removed the article after its existence was reported by a Jewish on-line news service; Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 2/21/96.) http://dir.salon.com/people/feature/2001/12/04/buchanan/index.html http://www.fair.org/current/buchanan-bigot.html
Robert Byrd Democratic Senator West Virginia
"The American people may have been lured into accepting the unprovoked invasion of a sovereign nation, in violation of long-standing international law, under false premises"
The American people unfortunately are used to political shading, spin, and the usual chicanery they hear from public officials. They patiently tolerate it up to a point. But there is a line. It may seem to be drawn in invisible ink for a time, but eventually it will appear in dark colors, tinged with anger. When it comes to shedding American blood - - when it comes to wreaking havoc on civilians, on innocent men, women, and children, callous dissembling is not acceptable. Nothing is worth that kind of lie - - not oil, not revenge, not reelection, not somebody's grand pipedream of a democratic domino theory.And mark my words, the calculated intimidation which we see so often of late by the "powers that be" will only keep the loyal opposition quiet for just so long. Because eventually, like it always does, the truth will emerge. And when it does, this house of cards, built of deceit, will fall." http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0521-10.htm
Jean Carnahan Former Democratic Senator Missouri
"I'm the number 1 target of the White House. They can't get Osama bin Laden; they're going to get me." http://www.freeworldalliance.com/newsflash/2002/02newsflash1526.htm
Barry Chamish Barry Chamish is an Israeli researcher author journalist
"This was my first lesson in Israeli cheating. The most unexpected people are engaged in it and the people would rather believe there was no cheating in their world.I quit the game for good in utter disgust and then Rabin was murdered. I had honed the skill of catching cheaters and this time I vowed I would not let them prosper. I caught Rabin's real murderers and though about half the country know it, they cannot be properly motivated to bring justice to their land. They would rather believe that their leaders are honest, the leaders know it, so the cheaters they elected can get away with anything. It is a national character flaw that is proving too costly in lives and integrity." http://www.redmoonrising.com/chamish.htm
Jacques Chiraq President of France
"Nothing today justifies a war in Iraq," he said. "This region really does not need another war.the debate over Iraq should take place "in the spirit of friendship and respect that characterises our relations with the United States and other countries.To act without the legitimacy of the United Nations, to favour the use of force over law, is taking a serious responsibility"France and Russia, along with Germany, are among the strongest proponents of a peaceful solution to the Iraq crisis, a position that runs counter to the U.S. warning that "time is running out" for Baghdad to disarm. http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/02/10/sprj.irq.france.putin/
Noam Chomsky Leading linguist and commentator
"President George Bush will have to "manufacture" another threat to American security to win re-election in 2004 after US failure in occupying Iraq."The nation's most implacable critic of U.S. foreign policy argues that the war is unjust, America is the biggest terrorist state and intellectuals always support official violence." http://www.salon.com/people/feature/2002/01/16/chomsky/index.html http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/75106B9F-1FDB-4D2A-8484-992CBF7C51A3.htm
Ramsey Clark Former Democratic Attorney General
"Regime change! George Bush has to go and we have the power to do it. The officials of the government shall be removed from office for crimes and misdemeanor; their crime against peace, and for use of torture in Iraq.""The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy." http://votetoimpeach.org
Eleanor Clift: No Mistakes Were Made
"President Bush is certain he did the right thing by going to war in Iraq. Bush never second-guesses himself, a trait that permeates his administration and contains the seeds of his undoing. HOW CAN BUSH fix the mess in Iraq if he denies any missteps? This administration’s unwillingness to ever admit a mistake makes it unlikely it will expand the force size in Iraq, take responsibility for the phony intelligence Bush touted as a prelude to war or eat enough humble pie to get military and financial help from other nations. The White House won’t acknowledge anything that might chip away at Bush’s commander-in-chief image. That’s the nature of the reelection machine that Karl Rove has constructed in his role as Bush’s consigliere. To admit flaws risks losing the luster of the wartime president." http://www.msnbc.com/news/937725.asp?0cv=KA01
Robin Cook British Foreign Secretary
Why I had to leave the cabinet http://politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/comment/0
This will be a war without support at home or agreement abroad http://www.iht.com/cgi-bin/generic.cgi?template=articleprint.tmplh&ArticleId=98418
David Corn: Is the President a Pathological Liar?
"I obviously believe Bush has lied often and consistently about grave matters, but I have shied away from labeling Bush 'pathological' and the like. Now I wonder about that. What forced this reconsideration was a speech Bush delivered in late November to several thousand troops at Butts Army Air Field in Fort Carson, Colorado. On this occasion, Bush served up the usual rah-rah about the war on terrorism. But as he was hailing the U.S. military, he remarked, 'Working with a fine coalition, our military went to Afghanistan, destroyed the training camps of al Qaeda and put the Taliban out of business forever.' Out of business forever? That was a false statement....Bush was more likely engaged in the deceit of triumphalism --ignoring facts and saying whatever sounds good to juice up the public. It was hype, extreme rhetoric, utterly divorced from events on the ground. This statement was a report from Planet Bush, not the world as it exists--a demonstration of Bush's penchant to embrace (and peddle) self-serving fantasy over the obvious truth." http://www.laweekly.com/ink/04/02/news-corn.php
Rachel Corrie Peace Activist
Rachel was killed on March 16, less than a year ago, when she was run over by Israeli bulldozer #949-623. Rachel died in the attempt to stop the bulldozer from demolishing the home of a Palestinian physician in the Gaza Strip. This weekend The Wisconsin Council of Churches plans an interfaith gathering: the "Courage for Nonviolence" conference. http://www.rachelcorrie.org/
"Former treasury secretary Paul O'Neill, pushed out of the administration for not being a team player, says President Bush was so disengaged during Cabinet meetings that he was like a "blind man in roomful of deaf people." O'Neill, who has kept silent about the circumstances surrounding his ouster from the Cabinet 13 months ago, is now ready to give his side of the story in a tell-all book that paints Bush as a disengaged president who didn't encourage debate either at Cabinet meetings or in one-on-one meetings with his Cabinet secretaries." http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/01/10/ex_treasury_chief_takes_aim_at_bush_in_new_book/
Herta Daeubler-Gmelin German Justice Minister
"Bush wants to divert attention from his domestic problems. It's a classic tactic. It's one that Hitler used." http://www.rense.com/general29/conmp.htm
Robert Dreyfuss Writer
"In desperate moments, people lash out. Perhaps the clearest sign of Perle and Frum’s desperation is their shameless effort to preempt their opponents attacks by claiming that anyone who criticizes them is an anti-Semite. In disparaging the "myth of the neoconservative cabal," Perle and Frum say that "the neoconservative myth offers Europeans and liberals a useful euphemism for expressing their hostility to Israel." It’s a standard refrain for defenders of Israel’s own excesses: if you dare to criticize Ariel Sharon’s thuggish policy toward the occupied territories, the expansionist settler movement, the building of The Wall, etc., then you are prima facie anti-Semitic. In similar fashion, if you disagree with the Perle-Frum vision of an endless war on terror and preemptive regime-change wars, and if you excoriate the relatively small group of neocons partisans who advocate that policy, you hate Jews. (David Brooks, writing in The New York Times recently, went so far as to say that when critics use the world neocons, "neo" means Jewish!) Journalists around the world, Perle and Frum say, constantly ask them: "Is the war on terror a Zionist plot?" Well, no, it’s not. But neither are Perle’s critics anti-Semites." http://tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/9755
Francoise Ducros Canadian Prime Minister's Director of communications replaced for calling Bush a "moron"
"Bush,"What a moron." http://www.wsws.org/articles/2002/nov2002/can-n28.shtml http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2002/11/21/moron021121
David Duke American Patriot
"America should put Israel at the top of our hit list; for in this article, I will prove that Israel has committed deliberate acts of murderous terrorism against America and has responsibility for the carnage of September 11, 2001.Israel has committed more continuing terrorism in the last half century than any other nation on earth. Then, I will expose Israel’s record of terrorism and treachery
against the United States of America. Finally, I will show the shocking facts proving thatIsrael’s extremist government, under the leadership of mass-murderer Ariel Sharon,treacherously abetted the 9-11catastrophe." http://www.davidduke.com/writings/howisraelcaused911.pdf
Susan J. Douglas
"[A]s we're learning from the mainstream media, whose latest negative news peg about Howard Dean is that he's too "angry" to be president, we're not supposed to display our fury over Team Bush's multiple crimes. Angry just doesn't go with the PR-driven, entertainment-oriented nature of modern campaigning. At the same time, as "The Daily Show" reminds us every night, Team Bush does provide America with many laughable moments. I mean, really, that Baghdad photo op of Dubya with the roasted turkey looked exactly like something you'd see in The Onion. ("The turkey has landed," quipped the front-page headline in the London Independent.) So, if "angry" is out, then let's get happy and start making a lot more fun of our Emperor wannabe.... While most of us feel that fury is exactly what is called for at this moment, ridicule and condescension often can be more powerful than indignant attacks." http://inthesetimes.com/comments.php?id=499_0_3_0_C
Robert Fisk Journalist
"Why, I wonder, doesn't Mr Bush let Ariel Sharon run the White House press bureau? Not only would it be more honest we would at least be hearing the voice of Israel at first hand but it would spare the
American President the ignominy of parroting everything he is told by the Israelis." http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2002/06/34755.html
Chris Floyd: Bush's New Testament: I'm God's Errand Boy
"Here are Bush's exact words, quoted by Haaretz: 'God told me to strike at al-Qaida and I struck them, and then He instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East. If you help me, I will act, and if not, the elections will come and I will have to focus on them.' You can't put it plainer than that...No votes, no inspections, no proof or lack of proof -- in fact, no earthly reason whatsoever -- could have stopped Bush's aggressive war on Iraq. It was God's unalterable will: the Lord of Hosts gave a direct order for George W. Bush to 'strike at Saddam'...And that's why Bush acts with such serenity and ruthlessness. Nothing he does can be challenged on moral grounds, however unethical or evil it might appear, because all of his actions are directed by God. He can twist the truth, oppress the poor, exalt the rich, despoil the Earth, ignore the law -- and murder children -- without the slightest compunction, the briefest moment of doubt or self-reflection, because he believes, he truly believes, that God squats in his brainpan and tells him what to do." http://www.smirkingchimp.com/print.php?sid=12005
Al Franken Author Comedian
"George W. Bush said he doesn’t mind being “misunderestimated.” Because by “misunderestimated,” Bush means being underestimated for the wrong reason. The media thought he was kind of stupid. He isn’t. He’s just shamelessly dishonest." http://www.holtuncensored.com/members/column355.html
James Howard Gibbons A president should read a newspaper
"Throughout his presidential campaign and first years in office, President Bush has had to combat the impression that he is an intellectually lazy, incurious, ill-read, semi-empty vessel. Recently he all but confirmed the suspicion when he told a television interviewer that he never reads a newspaper beyond the occasional headline. ... The president is treated each morning to a gossip sheet prepared by the CIA and massaged by White House aides. As Americans have learned, intelligence consists of unreliable hunches, guesswork and surmise that make poor substitutes for news. The accuracy rate of the press has been much better than the CIA's, particularly on issues vital to national security. Intelligence reports funneled to Bush have been wrong about Iraqi weapons, the ease of occupation, the relationship between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida, and much, much more. ... Since Bush doesn't read a daily newspaper, Americans must assume he is ignorant of much that one contains. Without a newspaper, he can't even know the name of his latest campaign contributor to be indicted." http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/editorial/2225632
Kenyon Gibson THE NOTSEE PARTY
"Perhaps the greatest crime of the Not See Party was the execution of Operation Northwoods on September 11, 2001. Instead of having real Cubans to take part and take blame, they had Osama bin Laden, an old friend of the Bushes, to play scapegoat. Forty years of refinements to these plans made them a bit slicker and more high tech than the '60s version. However, a few things went wrong, and intelligent people all over the world, including many American citizens, were noticing that 9/11 must have been an inside job. For instance, if one looks at the anthrax hoax, perpetrated soon after 9/11, it becomes clear that this was a fraud made to look like a Moslem act of terror. In fact, it was clearly US anthrax, most likely put in the mail by US scientist Dr. Steven Hatfill, who to this day remains free despite the evidence against him.
As to the body of evidence against the US government relative to the 9/11 attacks, there can be no doubt that this was an inside job. Molten steel from the beams, advance warnings given to US politicians not to fly, unprecedented levels of options trading on United and American Airlines, the lack of US Air Force response, Bush's remark about 'seeing' the plane hit before it was broadcast, the lack of black box data, the precision with which one plane hit the Pentagon, the way the towers jumped and caused small earthquakes before falling, these and a plethora or other facts point to 9/11 simply being Operation Northwoods." http://www.rense.com/general47/zion.htm
Steve Gilliard: What to do about George?
"[A]s it was so clearly predictable that the Iraq war would morph from conventional combat to guerrilla war, as it had done in both 1920 and 1991, eventually the series of lies used to rush the country into war will be exposed. With that, Bush's problems will explode from the barely manageable to the fatal. Bush's one asset is his personal character, or more accurately, the illusion of his personal character as an honest, straight shooting man. The reality would be more like a boorish man who is intellectually incurious, but if you've seen Being There, the simplistic statements of mentally disabled gardener Chauncey are turned into political genius, you can understand how the process works. People wanted, no, needed Bush to turn from the callow, incompetent son into a heroic, decisive president.... The problem is that Bush is not a leader. He is a hanger on. He is too proud to follow, and too weak to lead. He can create the aura of leadership, mostly by a stubborn refusal to alter his thinking or by admit error. But when real leadership is required, he simply cannot follow through." http://www.dailykos.com/archives/003430.html#003430
Jeremy Glick Son of Victim of 911 WTC
"our current president, who I feel and many feel is in this position illegitimately by neglecting the voices of Afro-Americans in the Florida coup, which, actually, somebody got impeached for during the Reconstruction period -- Our current president now inherited a legacy from his father and inherited a political legacy that's responsible for training militarily, economically, and situating geopolitically the parties involved in the alleged assassination and the murder of my father and countless of thousands of others. So I don't see why it's surprising..." http://www.demog.berkeley.edu/~gabriel/weblog/Glick.htm
AMY GOODMAN, HOST, "DEMOCRACY NOW
"I think there's no question that Bush has increasingly destabilized the world, and what has taken place in Saudi Arabia is a key example. What Graham has raised is very important. He's former head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and he, together with Porter Goss, who, in fact, is a former CIA agent are quite infuriated that the Bush administration, rather than deeply investigating what happened on September 11 are actually preventing information from getting out, and this is of grave concern. He also said that the invasion of Iraq is a distraction from the war on terror, and I think what we're seeing this week in Saudi Arabia with these deadly bombings is a good example of that." http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0305/14/lol.10.html
Richard Green [father of helicopter pilot Philip Green killed in a crash]
"I feel highly emotional about Tony Blair's presence at the service. "I think he's a war criminal, it's as simple as that. The man, without any consideration to the Labour parliamentary party, elected to go to war with this scabby little friend in Texas [Dictator Bush], and killed 51 of our men unnecessarily," http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=450117
Denis Halliday Former head of the U.N.'s humanitarian program in Iraq
"An American invasion would be an international crime -- and would make the U.S. even less safe.The whole weapons inspection issue is really just a ruse. The real agenda of the Bush administration is a regime change -- which is just a polite word for assassination. It has nothing to do with the U.N. or weapons inspectors or even human rights." http://www.salon.com/people/feature/2002/03/20/halliday/index1.html
"Global Elites Must Realise that US Imperialism Isn't in Their Interest.Some of the worst tragedies of human history occur when elites are incapable of acting in their own interest. The waning years of ancient Rome, for example, were full of misguided political and military adventures that brought death and destruction to the elites, their allies and their enemies alike. Unfortunately we are again facing such a situation. It seems inevitable that the United States will soon conduct a full-scale war in Iraq. The US is also engaged in a war on terrorism that may extend to all regions of the globe. And, most importantly, the US has embarked on a foreign policy of "security" that dictates that it not merely react to threats but anticipate them with pre-emptive strikes.
These military adventures are one sign that the US is fast becoming an imperialist power along the old European model, but on a global scale. It is imposing itself as the active and determining centre of the full range of world affairs, military, political, and economic. All exchanges and decisions are being forced, in effect, to pass through the US. The ultimate hubris of the US political leaders is their belief that they can not only force regime change and name new leaders for various countries, but also actually shape the global environment -- an audacious extension of the old imperialist ideology of mission civilisatrice. Regime change in Iraq is only the first step in an ambitious project to reconstruct the political order of the entire Middle East. And their designs of power extend well beyond that." http://slash.autonomedia.org/analysis/02/12/18/1535212.shtml
Woody Harrelson Actor Peace Activist
"This is a racist and imperialist war. The warmongers who stole the White House have hijacked a nation's grief and turned it into a perpetual war on any non-white country they choose to describe as terrorist." http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0
Thom Hartmann: A Fistful of Kryptonite Against SuperGeorge
"[W]hen Rice, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Bush, et al finally came up with the priorities for their new administration, al-Qaeda had been replaced by tax cuts for Bush's rich donors on the "A" list, and didn't even appear on the "B" list. Thus came 9/11, despite warnings given to the President on August 6, 2001 that in the immediate future al-Qaeda intended to hijack commercial planes and use them to attack east coast targets. ...Rove and Bush realized that if they simply branded Osama as the criminal thug that he was - the leader of an obscure Islamic mafia with fewer than 20,000 serious members - they wouldn't have the super-villain they needed for George W. Bush to be seen as a super-hero. If Bush only authorized a police action, he'd miss a golden opportunity to position himself as the Battle Commander of The War Against Evil Incarnate. ... By recasting bin Laden from a super-villain into a banal criminal, we weaken support for him around the world. And we also deflate the heroic SuperGeorge action figure in the minds of average Americans, allowing more rational statesmen and women to bring this great nation back to the peace we held through so much of the last half of the 20th century." http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0106-13.htm
Martin Heidt: Finally, the Truth About Bush's Military Service Record
A return of this important article about Bush's AWOL history. "Bush didn't apply for duty at Dannelly Air Force Base until September 1972. From May until September he was in limbo, his temporary orders having been rejected. And when his orders to appear at Dannelly came through he still didn't appear. Although his instructions clearly directed Bush to report to Lieutenant Colonel William Turnipseed on the dates of '7-8 October 0730-1600, and 4-5 November 0730-1600,' he never did. In interviews conducted with the Boston Globe earlier this year, both General Turnipseed and his former administration officer, Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Lott, said that Bush never put in an appearance....Both Bush and his aides have made numerous statements to the effect that Bush fulfilled all of his guard obligations. They point to Bush's honorable discharge as proo f of this. But the records indicate that George W Bush missed a year of service." (See also Sheila Samples' "Bad to the Bone" , and Juan Stam's "Bush's Religious Language"). http://www.tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/3671
Seymour Hersh Pulitzer prize-winning New York Times journalist
"I think Bush's going to lose [the election], unless he makes some radical change, which he's not going to do.... Bush's got money troubles, troop troubles; he's going to have to hold it. I just don't see any way out.The Bush administration's operations in Iraq as a "massive failure" during a lecture at the Fletcher School yesterday. He is the winner of a Pulitzer-Prize and regular contributor to The New Yorker.The biggest problem,is that "there are no weapons of mass destruction [WMD]." Hersh found it "unnerving" that US authorities sincerely believed in the existence of WMD in Iraq. "A lot of people I like and respected really thought there was an issue there, but I don't think so." http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5200.htm
Tom Hayden California peace activist
"It is natural that opponents of war want to protect their efforts from being tagged as unpatriotic.We know we'll be attacked by the White House and right-wing radio broadcasters for disregard of the troops, when in fact it's the White House that's putting them in harm's way,Even the most modest critics of this administration's policy, like comedian Bill Maher, have been tarred with that brush already. Now you can expect more of the same." http://www.artistsnetwork.org/artandpolitics/ap1.html#msheen
"President Bush's decision to take revenge on countries that opposed the war in Iraq shocked the diplomatic world, but it fits his longstanding pattern of rewarding friends and punishing enemies. In a family that prizes loyalty, Bush is known for playing hardball with anyone who crosses him. By his description, he was the chief loyalty enforcer in his father's White House. Later, as governor of Texas, he cracked the whip on Republicans who failed to back his policies - a practice he has taken with him to Washington." http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/1213-01.htm
David Icke Webmaster
GET OUT OF THIS ONE THEN GEORGIE BOY
PRESIDENT BUSH EXPOSED FOR PROVABLE AND BLATANT LIES OVER SEPTEMBER 11TH And what about that statement about "there's one terrible pilot". What?? A passenger jet crashes into one of the twin towers full of people and all the President of the United States can say is "there's one terrible pilot"!! And then he walks into a classroom to read a story about a pet goat?? God help us. "There's one terrible pilot"? We are not talking a light plane flown by an amateur, but a commerical airliner and even if it had not been a terrorist outrage, it would still have been an enormous tragedy requiring the leadership of the US president. But of course none of this tissue of lies by Bush could have happened because he could not possibly have seen the first crash on live television because there was no live coverage. The fact that Bush KNEW the plane was going to hit the tower is more like it because he, like his masters who orchestrated it, was well aware of what was going to unfold that morning." http://www.davidicke.com/icke/articles3/bushlies.html
David Irving Real Historian
"As for Osama bin Laden himself, I still find it hard to believe that this simpering, giggling mystic was able to mastermind this ruthless plan. Maybe that is why the Pentagon was loath to put it on show -- except that their own military leaders like Tommy Franks, Air Force General Myers and the ineffable Rear-Admiral Stufflebeem seem to be several plates short of a picnic in their own intellectual department, from what we can see at their press conferences (unlike Rumsfeld whose brain is as sharp as a Wilkinson sword). Watching the videotape I kept asking myself -- this being Florida -- what these guys had been smoking. Evidently in this case Islam is itself the opiate." http://www.rense.com/general18/ckk.htm
Molly Ivins: The Uncompassionate Conservative
"In order to understand why George W. Bush doesn't get it, you have to take several strands of common Texas attitude, then add an impressive degree of class-based obliviousness. What you end up with is a guy who sees himself as a perfectly nice fellow -- and who is genuinely disconnected from the impact of his decisions on people. ... I have known George W. Bush slightly since we were both in high school, and I studied him closely as governor. He is neither mean nor stupid. What we have here is a man shaped by three intertwining strands of Texas culture, combined with huge blinkers of class. The three Texas themes are religiosity, anti-intellectualism, and machismo. They all play well politically with certain constituencies." Fear and loathing in America
"Among the more amusing cluckings from the right lately is their appalled discovery that quite a few Americans actually think George W. Bush is a terrible president. Robert Novak is quoted as saying in all his 44 years of covering politics, he has never seen anything like the detestation of Bush. Charles Krauthammer managed to write an entire essay on the topic of "Bush haters" in Time magazine, as though he had never before come across such a phenomenon. Oh, I stretch memory way back, so far back, all the way back to -- our last president. ... It is not necessary to hate George W. Bush to think he's a bad president. Grown-ups can do that, you know -- decide someone's policies are a miserable failure without lying awake at night consumed with hatred. Poor Bush is in way over his head, and the country is in bad shape because of his stupid economic policies. If that make me a Bush-hater, then sign me up." http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2003/11/ma_559_01.html http://www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?itemid=15681
Chalmers Johnson decades as student and East Asia scholar consultant to the CIA from 1967 to 1973,
"This is not the way most of us think of U.S. foreign policy.We Americans deeply believe that our role in the world is virtuous—that our actions are almost invariably for the good of others as well as ourselves. Even when our actions have led to disaster, we assume that the motives behind them were honorable.” But,the evidence is building up that in the decade following the end of the Cold War, the United States has largely abandoned a reliance on diplomacy, economic aid, international law, and multilateral institutions in carrying out its foreign policies and resorted much of the time to bluster, military force, and financial manipulation.” http://www.alumni.berkeley.edu/Alumni/Cal_Monthly/September_2000/QA_-_A_Conversation_with_Chalmers_Johnson.asp
Alex Jones Radio Anti War Commentator
"George W. Bush planned the attacks of September 11th!" http://www.prisonplanet.com/jones_report.html http://www.infowars.com
Walid Jumblatt Lebanese Minister of Public Works and Transport
"There are a number of questions on the authors of the attacks in America. I think they were a great coup carried out by the secret services. The CIA and the Mossad could be behind (the attacks) to provoke a new war and impoverish and occupy the Middle East."
In Beirut, Walid Jumblatt, an influential Lebanese politician and leader of its Druze community, triggered US outrage on Monday when he expressed regret Mr Wolfowitz was unhurt in the rocket attack.
"We hope the firing will be more precise and efficient (next time), so we get rid of this microbe and people like him in Washington who are spreading disorder in Arab lands, Iraq and Palestine," Mr Jumblatt said in a statement.Mr Jumblatt called Mr Wolfowitz a `friend of Ariel Sharon', the hard line Israeli prime minister, `and one of the main architects of ... the destruction of Iraq' even before the war to topple Saddam." http://www.maktab-al-jihad.com/iraq/iraq_news_303.htm http://www.publiceye.org/frontpage/911/Jews_WIII.htm
"The president had a wonderful plan: knock over Saddam Hussein like a cardboard cutout, install a friendly, somewhat democratic government in oil-rich Iraq and send a message to our enemies -- "Don't mess with George Dubya." The knocking-over part went as planned, but not much else. In much of Iraq, we find ourselves a hated occupier engulfed by a demoralizing guerrilla war... Our kids are getting cut up. And through it all President Bush sits, ... frozen at the controls, declaring that his plan is working. He even had the gall to declare that recent attacks on our troops are proof that we're making progress just before guerrillas shot down a U.S. helicopter, killing 16 and wounding 21... I suppose we shouldn't be surprised at President Bush's inability, or unwillingness, to face the facts of the mess in Iraq. He is, after all, a fundamentalist Christian. Fundamentalists are creatures of belief, and for them, belief trumps facts, always. They don't have to prove what they believe. What are mere facts, after all, compared to the Word of God." http://www.harktheherald.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=5754
David Kelly U.K. weapons expert
A journalist who used British scientist David Kelly as a key source testified Tuesday that Kelly was sure Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, but that intelligence had been embellished to heighten the actual threat.Kelly apparently committed suicide after he was forced to appear before a parliamentary committee. Tony Blair said he was not aware of the way in which the Ministry of Defence was planning to reveal Kelly as the source for the BBC story questioning Britain's intelligence dossier as SEXED UP/However, Blair accepted full responsibility for the government's decision to reveal Kelly as the source of the story. http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2003/08/28/blair_inquiry030828 http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2003/08/12/kelly_inquiry030812
Edward Kennedy Senator
"I believe that this Administration is indeed leading this country to a perilous place. It has broken faith with the American people, aided and abetted by a Congressional majority willing to pursue ideology at any price, even the price of distorting the truth. On issue after issue, they have moved brazenly to impose their agenda on America and on the world. They have pursued their goals at the expense of urgent national and human needs and at the expense of the truth. America deserves better.I do not make these statements lightly. I make them as an American deeply concerned about the future of the Republic if the extremist policies of this Administration continue." http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/011504A.shtml
John Brady Kiesling Foreign Service Officer for 20 years,assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece.
"Letter of Resignation I am resigning because I have tried and failed to reconcile my conscience with my ability to represent the current U.S. administration. I have confidence that our democratic process is ultimately self-correcting, and hope that in a small way I can contribute from outside to shaping policies that better serve the security and prosperity of the American people and the world we share." http://www.bluemud.org/article/23416 http://www.truthout.org/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi?archive=1&num=61 http://www.tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/7413
Reijo Kemppinen European Executive Comission Spokesman
"The commission strongly rejected allegations that legitimate criticism by EU institutions of the actions of Israel had anything to do with anti-Semitism, he said. "These two things are separate.". http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/01/08/1073437413710.html
Michael Kinsley: Bush's Filtered News
"Bush doesn't really want people to get the news unfiltered. He wants people to get the news filtered by George W. Bush. Or, rather, he wants everyone to get the news filtered by the same people who apparently filter it for him. It's an interesting question how our president knows what he thinks he knows and why he thinks it is less distorted than what the rest of us know or think we know. Every president lives in a cocoon of advisers who filter reality for him, but it's stunning that this president actually seems to prefer getting his take on reality that way. Bush apparently thinks (if that is the word) that the publicly available media contaminate the news with opinion but Condi Rice and Andy Card are objective reporters. Anyone who has either been a boss or had a boss will find it easier, knowing that Bush believes this, to understand how he can also believe that things are going swimmingly in Iraq." http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A38769-2003Oct16?language=printer
Naomi Klein Writer
"The only way out for the administration is to make sure that Iraq's next government is anything but sovereign. It must be pliant enough to ratify the CPA's illegal laws, which will then be celebrated as the happy marriage of free markets and free people. Once that happens, it will be too late: the contracts will be locked in, the deals done and the occupation of Iraq permanent.Which is why anti-war forces must use this fast-closing window to demand that the next Iraqi government be free from the shackles of these reforms. It's too late to stop the war, but it's not too late to deny Iraq's invaders the myriad economic prizes they went to war to collect in the first place. It's not too late to cancel the contracts and ditch the deals." http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0
Paul Krugman: How Bush Gets Away With It
"A lot has happened in this country since Bush took office - stock-market decline and business scandal, energy crisis and environmental backsliding, budget deficits and recession, terrorism and troubled alliances, and now, finally, war. Beyond the headlines, however, there's a political story that runs through much of what has happened: the story of the rise and growing dominance of a radical political movement, right here in the U.S.A. I'm talking, of course, about America's radical right - a movement that now effectively controls the White House, Congress, much of the judiciary and a good slice of the media. The dominance of that movement changes everything: Old rules about politics and policy no longer apply. Most people have been slow to realize just how awesome a sea change has taken place. During the 2000 election, many people thought that nothing much was at stake; during the first two years of the Bush administration, many pundits insisted that its radically conservative bent was only a temporary maneuver, that Bush would tack back to the center after solidifying his base. And the public still has little sense of how radical our leading politicians really are." http://www.adabyron.net/howbushgetsawaywithit.html
Dennis J. Kucinich Congressman opposition leader to thewar in Iraq
"This Administration deliberately led this nation to war based on based on false premises. Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11; with Al-Queda’s role in 9/11; or with the Anthrax attack on this nation. Iraq did not present an imminent threat to the United States. Iraq had no usable weapons of mass destruction. That’s why the weapons of mass destruction cannot be found.This Administration’s deception made America less secure. It has cut off the US from the world community. It violated the US Constitution. It violated the UN Charter. It violated the Geneva Convention. It continues to cost the lives of our men and women in uniform. It has cost the lives of countless innocent Iraqis. It will cost the American taxpayers well over $100 billion. It has caused tens of billions of dollars in damage to Iraq. It has strengthened religious fundamentalists who now threaten the freedom of women in Iraq society.This manufactured catastrophe called foreign policy represents not only a failure of truth, a great credibility gap, but more than that, America faces a crisis of the legitimacy of the government itself, which lied to the American people to get approval for a war.” http://www.house.gov/apps/list/press/oh10_kucinich/0306241min.html
Emile Lahoud President of the Republic of Lebanon
“In the absence of justice and development, oppression and backwardness prevail.A commitment to fighting terrorism was not enough.A “clear definition of terrorism,”was essential to fighting it.It is not possible for every country to lay down “its own definition of terrorism in the absence of an international explanation of the word accepted by the international community.The Middle East is full of examples of international double standards.We need an “international re-awakening aimed at finding the right solutions to Middle East problems before it is too late. It is not appropriate for some great powers to impose their own definition of terrorism.Israel is to blame for most of the injustice and extremism in the region.Israel possessess weapons of mass destruction and continuing to occupy Arab land in complete disregard of international resolutions calling on it to withdraw.
Israel is constantly expanding its settlements and “oppressively denying the Palestinians their fundamental rights.So what kind of international justice is this,and what kind of logic is behind it?”Rebelling against injustice is legitimate and not terrorist in any way!Is resistance to foreign occupation a form of terrorism?Backwardness breeds poverty and poverty undermines freedom.Is an intifada against backwardness and poverty terrorist?Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was trying to make as many gains on the ground as he could in the lead-up to the US presidential elections.Sharon had stymied all international efforts to achieve peace, including the US-backed “road map” for peace." http://www.libertyforum.org/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=news_news&Number=1195607&page=0&view=&sb=&o=&part=1&vc=1#Post1195607
Saul Landau: Bully goes to war--blames God, Znet, December 25, 2003
" [T]he born-again bully occupies the White House. He picks on weak targets, taunts them--"bring ‘em on" gets others to fight for him and then serves turkey to his proxy warriors on Thanksgiving. But worse than his addiction for playing dress up for photo ops, he has made bullying into official U.S. policy. As president, you have the forum to conjure up threats, report them as certainties and then order the armed forces to fight them." http://www.zmag.org/sustainers/content/2003-12/25landau.cfm
Lyndon H. LaRouche,Jr.,Democratic Presidential pre-candidate for 2004
"The Bush Administration must not make any excuses for what Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is doing in the Dec. 2-8 attacks on Palestinians.Sharon and the IDF [Israeli Defense Forces] are determined to kill Arafat and to destroy the Palestinian Authority. We will not tolerate this.The present government in Israel represents currents inside Israel and abroad that must be judged as clinically insane. Even after the intervention by the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin—who warned that unless there was a fundamental change in Israeli policy, the nation would soon cease to exist—those same suicidal policies were continued, and were, in fact, the driving factor behind Rabin's assassination.A government that pursues suicidal policies cannot be treated as sane. If Israel persists in its current policies, somewhere down the line, the result will be the destruction of Israel, and its vilification as a Hitler-like state.The Bush Administration should tell Sharon: Stop this Nazi-like policy toward the Palestinians, or the United States will come at you full force and crush you; such unequivocal action could stop Sharon's madness." http://www.larouchepub.com/lar/2001/2848lar_bush_me.html
Terje Roed Larsen Oslo Accords architect Norway's Minister of Planning
"Fight the Zi