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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Dhu'l Qada 18, 1432/October 16, 2011 # 43

Good advice to Jamaat al-Muslimeen:
One who calls to Islam [da'ee] must carry some Da'wah literature - books, papers, fliers, magazines, video and audio cassettes, in his 'Dawah kit bag', along with a copy of the Qur'an.

[From Br. Shamim Siddiqui, JAM adviser, Long Island, New York.

Behind the Jewish holocaust story: Elie Wiesel was at the Israeli land grab in East Jerusalem. See important article and photos with thanks to Bradley Smith, revisionist, in California. Please scroll to end

A new dimension in Syria: Unarmed masses being slaughtered by Assad are now getting some help. Soldiers from Assad's military are deserting, though still in small numbers, and joining the protestors. They are taking over a border area to try and create an Islamic enclave. Assad's troops are suffering casualties now as they fight the soldiers who joined the Islamic side.

An unbelievable photo from Yemen. The role of women is changing. Please scroll to end.

Analysis by Kaukab Siddique.
The Iran-wanted-to-kill- Saudi-Ambassador story: Diversion or Preparation?

Why would Iran want to kill the Saudi ambassador on US soil, when it knows that would be an act of war? Even CNN can't make sense of it. Here we use our tools of analysis to figure it out:
  1. The story seems to be a complete fabrication. Iran under Ahmedinajad has consistently wanted to be friends with the US and with Saudi Arabia. Iran has not been involved in even ONE terrorist act against the US or the Saudis. There are no Iranians in Gtmo or Abu Ghraib.
  2. The story of the plot seems to be a crude attempt at making the Saudis and the Iranians fight, a mini Iran-Iraq war.
  3. It is meant to heighten the Shi'a-Sunni conflict. Even with the tragedy taking place in Bahrain, Iran did not take any drastic steps. Will this provoke Iran or the Saudis?
  4. The media drum roll is meant to prepare the American public for war with Iran.
  5. It's a big diversion from America's steadily declining economic and social conditions.
  6. It might also be a diversion from Republican attacks on Attorney General Holder who is facing criticism for letting US weapons enter Mexico for the killings going on there.
  7. The crude Israeli hand seems to be at work here. The Israelis are constantly striving to thwart US-Iranian relations from developing. Israel sees Iran's hand even in the Hamas and Hizbullah resistance although Iran's contribution to any meaningful weaponry there is not worth mentioning.
  8. Fortunately, the Saudi response to the story has been restrained. Looks like the Saudis could see the loopholes in the story which Obama has been repeating.
  9. Bombing Iran would be futile. It's a large country. The defenses are strategically placed. Imam Khomeini's spirit is still effective. Ahmedinejad is not afraid of living a hard life. Any bombing would rally all of Iran and the Muslim world to the support of a genuine spiritual leader like Ayatollah Khamene'i. {Blaming the Quds Brigade is a sly attempt to divide the Iranians. It is easy to see through. Remember, the Iranians can sell you old carpets. You can't fool them}
  10. America could lose heavily if the Iranians really got angry and started supplying the Taliban and al-Qaidah with anti-aircraft weapons and artillery. Remember the role US stingers played in hurting the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan?

Latest News: Successful US Moves.

[Source for next two items: Fox TV News.
Oct. 15: Shaykh Anwar al-Awlaki's 21 year old son Abdul Rahman was killed in US drone strikes in Yemen along with eight other Islamic people. Islamic media man Ibrahim al-Banna from Egypt was among those killed. The missiles left the bodies charred almost beyond recognition.
Saudi Arabia helped pinpoint the targets with the help of Yemeni informants whom the Saudis pay.

Meanwhile in Sana'a, Yemeni military under dictator Saleh, supported by the Saudis and the US, opened fire on large unarrmed crowds calling for his departure, killing 18 and wounding 300.

Oct. 15. Shaykh Omar Abdel Rahman's son Ahmed has been killed in a US air attack in Afghanistan according to a posting by Gamaa al-Islamiyya in Egypt. [Ed. note: The Blind Shaykh is in a US prison owing to the railroading by a Zionist judge, an Egyptian intelligence officer and ISNA's Siraj Wahhaj. He had taken refuge in America. Zionist propaganda links him to the first World Trade Center bombing. He was not tried for it but for a concocted conspiracy theory about bombing New York land marks!]

Somalia October 14:Huffington Post confirmed what New Trend was the first to note: the US is arming the clique ruling a corner of the city of Mogadishu, after sending in non-Muslim troops from Uganda and Burundi, allied to the US, to help the clique. Here is the quote: "In June, the Pentagon moved to send nearly $45 million in military equipment to Uganda and Burundi. The aid included four small drones, body armor and night-vision and communications gear and is being used in the fight against al-Shabab, an al-Qaida-linked group that U.S. officials see as an increasing threat and that African peace-keeping troops in Somalia have been battling to suppress." Also, 100 US troops are going to Uganda to help suppress an internal rebellion.

Pakistan: October 13-15. The bombing of Pakistani villages in North Waziristan by US drones has been resumed. In three consecutive attacks, 16 Islamic "militants" [civilians supporting Taliban] were killed in a hail of missiles. The US attack deaths are announced by Pakistani intelligence sources.

Our America

Three views on 'Occupy Wall Street.' Imam Badi, Br. Abu Talib & Sis. Aisha.
[I think all three are correct ! --Editor]

From Imam Badi Ali, National Shoora of JAM, North Carolina.
Spotlights on Capitalism

Spotlight #1:
War kills people. Capitalism enslaves them.
Spotlight #2:
War, genocide and slavery are essential to the history of capitalism.
Spotlight #3:
Want to see capitalism? Look at the homeless family with signs asking for help standing at a traffic light.
Spotlight #4:
The economy is too important to be entrusted to value free capitalists.
Spotlight # 5:
Moses and Jesus, peace be on them, were not capitalists. In fact Jesus fought against capitalists.
Spotlight #6:
While indulging in greed and mischief, capitalists appear quite respectable and suave.
Greed remains their standard of life.
Spotlight #7:
The victims of capitalism are the young, the poor, women and the most vulnerable sections of society.
Spotlight #8:
Capitalism is the root of evil. It is cruel and intolerant. Truth and Justice are not its concern.

Jamaat al-Muslimeen should Support "Occupy Wall Street"
By Abu Talib, JAM Brooklyn
We must show solidarity with the growing "Occupy Wall Street" movement. We are with the oppressed and the poor. Muslims should join this movement which is growing countrywide.
Also, we must discuss the recolonization of Africa by the same colonial powers that divided Africa in the past.
May Allah continue to bless us and keep us focused on what we have to do as a Jamaat.

A Critical Look at "Occupy Wall Street" and a city under Police Rule
by Sis. Aisha, JAM New York City
New York City - The "Occupy Wall Street" Protest is comprised of mostly young White Americans, who are poor. One of the "occupiers" stated to the media that if he had money and lived comfortably then, he wouldn't be there protesting on Wall Street either. This brings me to something the Hon. Elijah Muhammad said over 50 years ago. He said that if the White man is upset with America, let him create his own organization which would allow him to express his discontentment but, Black people have our own issues to deal with. Something along those lines, anyway.
This "Occupy Wall Street" Movement is born out of the financially frustrated Whites living here in America, who are witnessing European and Asians coming in and buying up acres and acres of land because the U.S. dollar is very weak, now.
The fact that other human beings are routinely stopped and frisked won't alarm most of these Whites nor will someone being shot to death 41 or 50 times. No, what will draw them out their homes in protest is the fact that someone is messing with THEIR money!
The key to remember is that they are organizing.
In other news, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has stated that he has organized a demographics unit with the purpose of spying on and monitoring the Muslim community. He was, recently, "questioned" by the City Council on what some believed to be biased programs. He told the council members to just trust him and that he was not violating anyone's rights. Council Member, Peter Vallone, jr, stated that it was out of his hands and that he could not hold Commissioner Kelly accountable for anything. What??!!
Commissioner Kelly is a public servant but, he has been given carte blanche to set up spy rings overseas and be able to shoot down planes, if Mayor Michael Bloomberg permits it. This was all revealed on 60 Minutes, a few weeks ago. Kelly has, single-handedly, turned New York City into one big city under surveillance and all he has to do is tell people about the threat that Black and Latino men pose to women here and possible threats from disgruntled Muslims.
The Muslim leadership here is extremely weak. Imams are constantly having meetings with the Mayor and/or Commissioner Kelly in an effort to reach some accord. No accord is ever reached. They conveniently forget that there is no compromise in religion.

A Muslim woman's sense of Islamic-Native American brotherhood-sisterhood.
She Sought Permission from Native American Leader to run in the Sacred Black Hills. Her letter to Russell Means brings out aspects of Jamaat al-Muslimeen.
Dear Brother Russell,
I was deeply saddened to hear of your cancer. To me, you have always been a symbol of resistance. Indeed your unrelenting stance for Native American rights, your proud carriage, and your commitment to the struggle was deeply etched in my mind as an adolescent doing support work for the Native rights struggle. Many years have passed since I invited you to address a gathering on indigenous rights—under the auspices of Jamaat al-Muslimeen—at a church near American University in Washington, DC circa 1983. You shared the dais with Palestinian and Kurdish speakers. Afterwards, you stayed with Damu Smith in his French Street Northwest DC home. I was then about 15-years old, and it was my first independent organizing experience. Inspired to no end by Wounded Knee ('73) and disgusted by the railroadings of activists which followed, the conference was something I felt compelled to do. Because my background is fundamentally Islamic, I included Palestinian and Kurdish representatives in the hopes that the representatives of these three oppressed groups as well as their audience at the conference might find common ground with each other through the commonality of their respective struggles. And, although you didn't know me and I had yet to establish myself as an activist, you generously accepted my invitation.
After the conference where you spoke, my great admiration for AIM led me to organize a chapter of the Leonard Peltier Support Group in the DC area (I was still a teenager). The LPSG-DC invited Steve Robideau, Chief Billy Tayac, Winona LaDuke, and others to speak at various times (all in the late 1980s). Chief Tayac also introduced me to Titus Smith [medicine man from Rosebud] during his visit to the DC area to raise funds and awareness for Rosebud.
Your words to me during your brief visit—that one must never lose sight of one's roots— became particularly relevant, and a few years after the American Indians-Palestinians-Kurds conference (where you spoke), I graduated from high school, and left shortly thereafter for South Asia, with the aim of writing about the travails of people in my part of the world. Because of this, I became, for a time, out of touch with the Native American struggle.
In recent years, I admired from afar your bid for Pine Ridge chairperson, your outspoken stance on Thanksgiving, the publication of Where White Men Fear to Tread, and much else.
These days, I am the Vice Chair of the Baltimore-Washington, DC Chapter of the Jericho Movement, which seeks freedom for all political prisoners, including Leonard Peltier. And I still work with Jamaat al-Muslimeen, the Muslim organization which was founded by my father, Dr. Kaukab Siddique, which stands strong on a variety of peace and justice issues, and lends strong support to the struggle to free all political prisoners (the numbers of Muslim ones have, unfortunately, multiplied these days). I have always held the belief that in the face of grave injustice, "silence is complicity." The political prisoner issue is one which touches my heart because clearly any one of us who refuses to join the ranks of the silent complicit masses risks becoming a political prisoner.
On the more personal front, I am also a runner (and have been since I was a teen). In recent years, I become more serious about my running, and have done seven marathons (each of 26.2 miles). I heard about the Crazy Horse Marathon held each October in the Paha Sapa, and because of its location as well as my admiration for the warrior after whom it is named, immediately became interested. As you may know, the marathon takes place in the Paha Sapa, and used to be called the Black Hills Marathon. It is organized by Whites, and starts at the Crazy Horse Monument. I doubt very much that the race organizers or most of the participants realize the significance of the Paha to the Lakota. Or the fact that the Crazy Horse Monument itself—carved by a Polish man into the Black Hills—is an eyesore and a grave affront to many Native People.
I am considering running the race in Leonard's name. I would wear a tee-shirt calling for his freedom, and use my participation in the event to call attention to his case and for a pardon for him (in keeping with the ongoing Jericho campaign). I would start the race with a prayer for him as well as for you, that Wakan Tanka give you strength in your fight against cancer.
  1. Is it even appropriate to run through a sacred land, such as the Paha Sapa? Or should friends of Native people, like me, not participate at all in such an event?
  2. IF it is not an affront to the Lakota for a non-Indian to run through the area, can you, as Pine Ridge Chairperson elect (I really think you would have won the election, had the playing field been level) give me permission to run there?
  3. Alternatively, can you share this letter with the appropriate Lakota elders for their response? Basically I'm asking for a "visa" from Native People before I enter the area to run, as I believe all visitors to sacred Lakota land should do. Although I've trained hard for the marathon, I don't want to run it without the permission of the Lakota, so if it is not forthcoming, I will back out of the race.
I feel ashamed to trouble you with my personal requests in the time of your illness, so if you cannot help me, do not feel badly. I pray for your return to full health.
Thank you for your help.

In struggle and solidarity,
Nadrat Siddique [Jamaat al-Muslimeen Washington, DC]

"I killed the blasphemer of the Prophet, pbuh." [Mumtaz Qadri]
Islamic Pakistan Wins [Temporarily] Against US backed Rulers
Report by New Trend's Pakistan observer.

October 12, 2011: A Pakistani court suspended the death sentence on Mumtaz Qadri who admitted that he killed the tyrant Salman Taseer, the Governor of Punjab. No new date has been announced by the court for continuing the prosecution.
This suspension followed countrywide rallies by large numbers of people in support of Mumtaz Qadri.
Salman Taseer was trying to abridge the anti-Blasphemy laws which aim at stopping insults and abuse against Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, who is the foundation of Islamic Pakistan.
Taseer and other westernizers were influenced by the trivialization of Jesus, pbuh, in America where even the filthiest jokes against the spiritual leader of Christianity have become common. Taseer and others like him think that the best way to undermine the power of Islam is to treat Muhammad, pbuh, like any ordinary person.

Photo shows the latest rally in Lahore, Pakistan, by the movement known as Tahaffuze Namoose Risalat [Defense of the Honor of the Prophet, pbuh] in support of Mumtaz Qadri. Notice that most of the crowd is very young and they are carrying the photo of the man who sacrificed his entire career to kill the enemy of the Prophet, pbuh. The youth are the sign of Islam's victory.

Assassinating Awlaki
The Day America Died
September 30, 2011 was the day America was assassinated.
Some of us have watched this day approach and have warned of its coming, only to be greeted with boos and hisses from "patriots" who have come to regard the US Constitution as a device that coddles criminals and terrorists and gets in the way of the President who needs to act to keep us safe.
In our book, The Tyranny of Good Intentions, Lawrence Stratton and I showed that long before 9/11 US law had ceased to be a shield of the people and had been turned into a weapon in the hands of the government. The event known as 9/11 was used to raise the executive branch above the law. As long as the President sanctions an illegal act, executive branch employees are no longer accountable to the law that prohibits the illegal act. On the president's authority, the executive branch can violate US laws against spying on Americans without warrants, indefinite detention, and torture and suffer no consequences.
Many expected President Obama to re-establish the accountability of government to law. Instead, he went further than Bush/Cheney and asserted the unconstitutional power not only to hold American citizens indefinitely in prison without bringing charges, but also to take their lives without convicting them in a court of law. Obama asserts that the US Constitution notwithstanding, he has the authority to assassinate US citizens, who he deems to be a "threat," without due process of law.
In other words, any American citizen who is moved into the threat category has no rights and can be executed without trial or evidence.
On September 30 Obama used this asserted new power of the president and had two American citizens, Anwar Awlaki and Samir Khan murdered. Khan was a wacky character associated with Inspire Magazine and does not readily come to mind as a serious threat.
Awlaki was a moderate American Muslim cleric who served as an advisor to the US government after 9/11 on ways to counter Muslim extremism. Awlaki was gradually radicalized by Washington's use of lies to justify military attacks on Muslim countries. He became a critic of the US government and told Muslims that they did not have to passively accept American aggression and had the right to resist and to fight back. As a result Awlaki was demonized and became a threat.
All we know that Awlaki did was to give sermons critical of Washington's indiscriminate assaults on Muslim peoples. Washington's argument is that his sermons might have had an influence on some who are accused of attempting terrorist acts, thus making Awlaki responsible for the attempts.
Obama's assertion that Awlaki was some kind of high-level Al Qaeda operative is merely an assertion. Jason Ditz on concluded that the reason Awlaki was murdered rather than brought to trial is that the US government had no real evidence that Awlaki was an Al Qaeda operative.
Having murdered its critic, the Obama Regime is working hard to posthumously promote Awlaki to a leadership position in Al Qaeda. The presstitutes and the worshippers of America's First Black President have fallen in line and regurgitated the assertions that Awlaki was a high-level dangerous Al Qaeda terrorist. If Al Qaeda sees value in Awlaki as a martyr, the organization will give credence to these claims. However, so far no one has provided any evidence. Keep in mind that all we know about Awlaki is what Washington claims and that the US has been at war for a decade based on false claims.
But what Awlaki did or might have done is beside the point. The US Constitution requires that even the worst murderer cannot be punished until he is convicted in a court of law. When the American Civil Liberties Union challenged in federal court Obama's assertion that he had the power to order assassinations of American citizens, the Obama Justice (sic) Department argued that Obama's decision to have Americans murdered was an executive power beyond the reach of the judiciary.
In a decision that sealed America's fate, federal district court judge John Bates ignored the Constitution's requirement that no person shall be deprived of life without due process of law and dismissed the case, saying that it was up to Congress to decide. Obama acted before an appeal could be heard, thus using Judge Bates' acquiescence to establish the power and advance the transformation of the president into a Caesar that began under George W. Bush.
Attorneys Glenn Greenwald and Jonathan Turley point out that Awlaki's assassination terminated the Constitution's restraint on the power of government. Now the US government not only can seize a US citizen and confine him in prison for the rest of his life without ever presenting evidence and obtaining a conviction, but also can have him shot down in the street or blown up by a drone.
Before some readers write to declare that Awlaki's murder is no big deal because the US government has always had people murdered, keep in mind that CIA assassinations were of foreign opponents and were not publicly proclaimed events, much less a claim by the president to be above the law. Indeed, such assassinations were denied, not claimed as legitimate actions of the President of the United States.
The Ohio National Guardsmen who shot Kent State students as they protested the US invasion of Cambodia in 1970 made no claim to be carrying out an executive branch decision. Eight of the guardsmen were indicted by a grand jury. The guardsmen entered a self-defense plea. Most Americans were angry at war protestors and blamed the students. The judiciary got the message, and the criminal case was eventually dismissed. The civil case (wrongful death and injury) was settled for $675,000 and a statement of regret by the defendants.
The point isn't that the government killed people. The point is that never prior to President Obama has a President asserted the power to murder citizens.
Over the last 20 years, the United States has had its own Mein Kampftransformation. Terry Eastland's book, Energy in the Executive: The Case for the Strong Presidency, presented ideas associated with the Federalist Society, an organization of Republican lawyers that works to reduce legislative and judicial restraints on executive power. Under the cover of wartime emergencies (the war on terror), the Bush/Cheney regime employed these arguments to free the president from accountability to law and to liberate Americans from their civil liberties. War and national security provided the opening for the asserted new powers, and a mixture of fear and desire for revenge for 9/11 led Congress, the judiciary, and the people to go along with the dangerous precedents.
As civilian and military leaders have been telling us for years, the war on terror is a 30-year project. After such time has passed, the presidency will have completed its transformation into Caesarism, and there will be no going back.
Indeed, as the neoconservative "Project For A New American Century" makes clear, the war on terror is only an opening for the neoconservative imperial ambition to establish US hegemony over the world.
As wars of aggression or imperial ambition are war crimes under international law, such wars require doctrines that elevate the leader above the law and the Geneva Conventions, as Bush was elevated by his Justice (sic) Department with minimal judicial and legislative interference.
Illegal and unconstitutional actions also require a silencing of critics and punishment of those who reveal government crimes. Thus Bradley Manning has been held for a year, mainly in solitary confinement under abusive conditions, without any charges being presented against him. A federal grand jury is at work concocting spy charges against Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange. Another federal grand jury is at work concocting terrorists charges against antiwar activists.
"Terrorist" and "giving aid to terrorists" are increasingly elastic concepts. Homeland Security has declared that the vast federal police bureaucracy has shifted its focus from terrorists to "domestic extremists."
It is possible that Awlaki was assassinated because he was an effective critic of the US government. Police states do not originate fully fledged. Initially, they justify their illegal acts by demonizing their targets and in this way create the precedents for unaccountable power. Once the government equates critics with giving "aid and comfort" to terrorists, as they are doing with antiwar activists and Assange, or with terrorism itself, as Obama did with Awlaki, it will only be a short step to bringing accusations against Glenn Greenwald and the ACLU.
The Obama Regime, like the Bush/Cheney Regime, is a regime that does not want to be constrained by law. And neither will its successor. Those fighting to uphold the rule of law, humanity's greatest achievement, will find themselves lumped together with the regime's opponents and be treated as such.
This great danger that hovers over America is unrecognized by the majority of the people. When Obama announced before a military gathering his success in assassinating an American citizen, cheers erupted. The Obama regime and the media played the event as a repeat of the (claimed) killing of Osama bin Laden. Two "enemies of the people" have been triumphantly dispatched. That the President of the United States was proudly proclaiming to a cheering audience sworn to defend the Constitution that he was a murderer and that he had also assassinated the US Constitution is extraordinary evidence that Americans are incapable of recognizing the threat to their liberty.
Emotionally, the people have accepted the new powers of the president. If the president can have American citizens assassinated, there is no big deal about torturing them. Amnesty International has sent out an alert that the US Senate is poised to pass legislation that would keep Guantanamo Prison open indefinitely and that Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) might introduce a provision that would legalize "enhanced interrogation techniques," an euphemism for torture.
Instead of seeing the danger, most Americans will merely conclude that the government is getting tough on terrorists, and it will meet with their approval. Smiling with satisfaction over the demise of their enemies, Americans are being led down the garden path to rule by government unrestrained by law and armed with the weapons of the medieval dungeon.
Americans have overwhelming evidence from news reports and YouTube videos of US police brutally abusing women, children, and the elderly, of brutal treatment and murder of prisoners not only in Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, and secret CIA prisons abroad, but also in state and federal prisons in the US. Power over the defenseless attracts people of a brutal and evil disposition.
A brutal disposition now infects the US military. The leaked video of US soldiers delighting, as their words and actions reveal, in their murder from the air of civilians and news service camera men walking innocently along a city street shows soldiers and officers devoid of humanity and military discipline. Excited by the thrill of murder, our troops repeated their crime when a father with two small children stopped to give aid to the wounded and were machine-gunned.
So many instances: the rape of a young girl and murder of her entire family; innocent civilians murdered and AK-47s placed by their side as "evidence" of insurgency; the enjoyment experienced not only by high school dropouts from torturing they-knew-not- who in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, but also by educated CIA operatives and Ph.D. psychologists. And no one held accountable for these crimes except two lowly soldiers prominently featured in some of the torture photographs.
What do Americans think will be their fate now that the "war on terror" has destroyed the protection once afforded them by the US Constitution? If Awlaki really needed to be assassinated, why did not President Obama protect American citizens from the precedent that their deaths can be ordered without due process of law by first stripping Awlaki of his US citizenship? If the government can strip Awlaki of his life, it certainly can strip him of citizenship. The implication is hard to avoid that the executive branch desires the power to terminate citizens without due process of law.
Governments escape the accountability of law in stages. Washington understands that its justifications for its wars are contrived and indefensible. President Obama even went so far as to declare that the military assault that he authorized on Libya without consulting Congress was not a war, and, therefore, he could ignore the War Powers Resolution of 1973, a federal law intended to check the power of the President to commit the US to an armed conflict without the consent of Congress.
Americans are beginning to unwrap themselves from the flag. Some are beginning to grasp that initially they were led into Afghanistan for revenge for 9/11. From there they were led into Iraq for reasons that turned out to be false. They see more and more US military interventions: Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan and now calls for invasion of Pakistan and continued saber rattling for attacks on Syria, Lebanon, and Iran. The financial cost of a decade of the "war against terror" is starting to come home. Exploding annual federal budget deficits and national debt threaten Medicare and Social Security. Debt ceiling limits threaten government shut-downs.
War critics are beginning to have an audience. The government cannot begin its silencing of critics by bringing charges against US Representatives Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich. It begins with antiwar protestors, who are elevated into "antiwar activists," perhaps a step below "domestic extremists." Washington begins with citizens who are demonized Muslim clerics radicalized by Washington's wars on Muslims. In this way, Washington establishes the precedent that war protestors give encouragement and, thus, aid, to terrorists. It establishes the precedent that those Americans deemed a threat are not protected by law. This is the slippery slope on which we now find ourselves.
Last year the Obama Regime tested the prospects of its strategy when Dennis Blair, Director of National Intelligence, announced that the government had a list of American citizens that it was going to assassinate abroad. This announcement, had it been made in earlier times by, for example, Richard Nixon or Ronald Reagan, would have produced a national uproar and calls for impeachment. However, Blair's announcement caused hardly a ripple. All that remained for the regime to do was to establish the policy by exercising it.
Readers ask me what they can do. Americans not only feel powerless, they are powerless. They cannot do anything. The highly concentrated, corporate-owned, government-subservient print and TV media are useless and no longer capable of performing the historic role of protecting our rights and holding government accountable. Even many antiwar Internet sites shield the government from 9/11 skepticism, and most defend the government's "righteous intent" in its war on terror. Acceptable criticism has to be couched in words such as "it doesn't serve our interests."
Voting has no effect. President "Change" is worse than Bush/Cheney. As Jonathan Turley suggests, Obama is "the most disastrous president in our history." Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate who stands up for the Constitution, but the majority of Americans are too unconcerned with the Constitution to appreciate him.
To expect salvation from an election is delusional. All you can do, if you are young enough, is to leave the country. The only future for Americans is a nightmare.

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury, Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal, and professor of economics in six universities. His latest book, HOW THE ECONOMY WAS LOST, was published by CounterPunch/AK Press.

The World is changing even in ultra conservative Yemen after Eight Months of Revolution.
Most of the city of Taiz is now in the hands of the popular resistance. Both men and women are arming themselves to stop incursions by Saleh's US-Saudi backed military forces. Elements of the 1st armored division [which defected to the protestors] are said to be training them. Here is a photo of a Yemeni woman which would have been unthinkable last year. [courtesy of Yemeni Post.]

Posted on October 11. [Received with thanks from famous revisionist Bradley Smith]
Any friend of Israel is a friend of Elie Wiesel
By Carolyn Yeager
Elie Wiesel joins Israeli Settlers and Intelligence Chiefs to Celebrate Theft from Palestinians
One of the leading land-grabbers in East Jerusalem is a settler non- governmental organization by the name of Elad. Elad's goal is to rid Jerusalem of Arabs. One of its tactics has been to have Palestinian homes declared archaeological sites, whereby the homes can be taken over and the owners/residents evicted. It will do so by hook or by crook, says a left-leaning Jewish website Tikun Olam.

Left: Guarded Israeli settlers sieze new house in Jerusalem.
Joining these settlers at their commemoration service on behalf of this enterprise is Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel. Not only that, he's the chair of Elad's Advisory Board. Also attending the commemoration as friends of Elad were two former Israeli intelligence chiefs, Shabtai Shavit and Amos Yadlin, and a number of prominent officials.
To Wiesel, anyone who is a friend of Israel is a friend of his.
Another friend is John Hagee. In 2009, after reportedly losing a large sum of money he had invested with Bernie Madoff, Wiesel made a cool half million for one speech to Hagee's Christians United for Israel (CUFI) benefit. During the celebration of the Feast of the Tabernacles at Hagee's San Antonio TX mega-church, Wiesel was keynote speaker on the "Night to Honor Israel." CUFI gave $9 million to Israel charities that night, of which $500,000 went to Wiesel's Foundation for Humanity.

Left: Israeli minister Uzi Landau, Wiesel and Hagee
Wiesel has also joined Alan Dershowitz in sponsoring a Jewish anti-Iran group. In an interview by John Hagee, Wiesel said of Iran's leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:

"... this man is a disgrace to humanity. [...] This man is the No. 1 Holocaust denier in the world. This man publicly, repeatedly says that he needs, that he wants nuclear weapons to wipe off the Earth one Jewish state. This man should be arrested and brought to Hague to face the international tribunal and charged with the incitement of crimes against humanity. He does not deserve to be a president of any country. He should never be accepted anywhere as a guest, neither to New York nor to Paris, nor anywhere. He must be a persona non grata all over the world."

Clearly, Wiesel thinks nations should not be allowed to choose their own leaders. They must be vetted by Israel. If they are not friends of Israel, they should be accused of incitement of crimes against humanity and shunned everywhere. He called the Goldstone Report a "crime against the Jewish people"
Criticism of Elie Wiesel from the liberal left is growing. However, they tend to put it in this way:

"I'm sorry to say that Wiesel has fallen from the high pedestal on which Jews have placed him. He no longer wears a crown of moral righteousness."

What they don't understand is that he never was righteous, and neither are the Jews who call themselves survivors necessarily righteous. Survivors of what? They survived a turbulent period in history the same way millions of others did-by luck, by opportunism, and sometimes by devious means. The Jewish deportations were given the name "The Holocaust" by Wiesel himself, so he says. Meaning, they named their own event to suit themselves. Every Jew who lived within an area of German occupation from 1933-1945, or who felt compelled for whatever reason to move from there to a non-German occupied area is considered a 'Holocaust survivor.'
Wiesel is an unabashed supporter of Israel. Like John Hagee and Alan Dershowitz, he excuses the excesses of the State of Israel on religious grounds ... the religion of Zionism and the religion of the Holocaust.
It's time for left, liberal Jews to do more than take up the cause of Palestine by criticising Israel's violence and brutality. They need to look at the whole, rotten story of King Wiesel - and the rest of the 'survivors' he symbolically represents. They can begin that unpleasant task right here at Elie Wiesel Cons The World.

2011-10-17 Mon 07:51:52 cdt