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The War on Terror Is A Faux Issue: No Worse Since 1968! The "War On Terror" is a phony issue. Terrorism is no worse or more intense than since the first major airline hijacking in 1960. Bush used the disaster, which may have been staged by the same CIA forces that murdered the Kennedy's. Plans for Staging Terrorist by Americans to Start wars are nothing new: Hearst, Teddy Roosevelt, suggestions by Patton to provoke Russia in 1945, CIA suggestions to JFK, plans never revealed to Presidents by CIA. Bush used ruse to obtain complete autonomy to steal coveted oil using Religious, ethnic bigotry to fuel racists. The War on Terror Is A Faux Issue: No Worse Since 1968! Bush Faked Out The Nation And The Congress, with an Issue As Phony As Kennedy's Missile Gap! G W Bush, used an old campaign ploy on Americans, who are ever the suckers with a phony "WAR ON TERROR, A NEW KIND OF WAR...LONG LASTING," actually right out of Orwell's 1984. One must however, ask the question, why were some of us not fooled by the ruse, and why were congress fooled by an obvious, (to some of us) childish TV ploy, worthy of the worst TV hucksters, including Johnny Carson's, famous sleazy Al Fern, but not nearly as humorous. The plan to carry out the invasion of the oil nations was hatched in a board game designed by a pal and me back in 1960. It was intended as a sarcastic, satirical, commentary, on American fascist, Right Wing greed, lust and covetousness. We called it Total Warfare. We produced high quality board games for fun not profit: metal pieces, huge board, fixed moves per piece like chess, no dice, no spinners, no cards, so little was left to luck. It was like a 3600 square game board, with 480 pieces; soldiers, tanks, cannon's, ships, airplane, carriers, amphibians, ground to air to ground rocket missiles, trucks to carry supply cartons, without which nothing could move, helicopters, land and water mines, barbed wire, islands, cash, bonds, four nations with production of all needed equipment and training grounds, and the coveted oil wells. Finance, fuel and energy played a large part in the game. Each game cost between $150-$250. We made it in four versions; a Roman War game, A Pirate Boarding War Game, a Napoleonic version and a modern version. A fellow who made a career out of those four versions for the next 40 years with a Multi-National Corporation stole the idea. I am happy I could provide he and his family a good living with that small portion of my mind in a board game. I still hold the useless copyrights and the game is still fun to play and a tax on your logistics and strategic thinking. The game became a best seller and I began to intensely dislike and distrust Multi-National Corporations and most of their employees. A similar game idea without the sarcasm and satire had simultaneously occurred to others who meant it not as an insult to the avaristic, because they were the avaristic. Nixon, Reagan and Bush Senior, called them the crazies.

The decision to attack Iraq first came in 1984, apropos, no's? (Hey, that rhymes). It lacked only opportunity and someone evil enough, sadistic enough, and ethics challenged enough to carry it out. Enter G W Bush. The idea was that if they won the 2000 election they would attempt to bait Saddam into a war, steal the oil, all of the Iraqi's profitable businesses and then go on to Iran, Syria, Venezuela, and later maybe even Russia and China and corner the world oil market. However, to make the unheakthy plan work, the Constitution and Bill of Rights had to be scuttled, so that pesky dissidents like those which wrecked the Viet Nam fiasco, could be jailed, assassinated or put in prisons without trial and never heard from, or of, again. Then along came a "terrorist" moment, a thing that comes long, maybe once in a lifetime, and the Neo-cons turned it into the greatest swindle since before Reaganomics. They Bull-Dozed a pussycat congress and a jelly back-boned public into a ploy worthy of Yellow Kid Wile. 9/11 happened because of the incompetence of the Bushites administration. Clinton warned him personally about Osama Bin Laden, Clarke warned him and so did others, but Bush had other things on his mind, like how could he goad Saddam into a war and get the oil. 9/11 didn't happen in Johnson's administration, or in Nixon's, or in Ford's, or Carters, or Bush I's, or either of Clinton's. Why not? Because whatever one has against any of them, they had their eyes on the ball and America was free of major attacks. Bush blew it plain and simple, or his Neo-cons planned the 9/11 attacks, without even asking his permission, or informing him. They probably were afraid he'd botch it up or spill it. Bush fooled a lot of people who voted, and a lot of other people (Single working women, Blacks and a few others) failed to vote, had they he would not have won. And a few millions misguided, ill advised others voted for Nader, a wasted vote accomplishing only one thing, allowing the worst national leader since Adolph Hitler. Nice going Nader Backers. The Dems did not listen to many of us, about making a deal with Nader. Their arrogance didn't begin in the Gore/Bush debacle; it started in the Johnson Era. In the midst of the Reagan sweep in 1980, I was Campaign Chair for Democratic Municipal candidates fro mayor and trustees and we reversed the Republican City Council of 7 Republican's 1 Democratic, to 7 Democrats and 1 Republican and added a Democratic mayor, and the Republicans haven't won since in that city. I warned Senatorial Candidates about the Military Industrial Medical Complex way back then. The only one who listened with interest was John Glenn, who invited me to visit him at his Chicago office, but he had no chance to win and my ideas died with him. JFK, my early patron was dead, Mayor Daley was gone, and my minor degree of influence with them both. I quit politics, frustrated and sad about JFK, still two decades later. An era ended, and I focused on making money. A few years later, after success in the market I sold my businesses and began to teach-a wealthy, tenured Professor with actual real world experience. That was a hateful image among left-wing faculty, at least until they had gotten to know me. Later my spiritual re-conversion occurred (for the third time since age six and the polio which laid me out for two years.)

Things had changed while I ignored politics. I sold my business interests, and later took an early retirement from teaching. I realized, as my Grand-pappy said I would, later in life, that justice is not something to be found on the Planet where God sends us to experience evil first-hand, because He knows no one can ever imagine, or appreciate it from mere stories. Then Bush came along and he did something the Democrats, who from time to time called me to re-interest me in politics, only to be rebuffed, could not do. Bush gave me a reason to become active again. This time however, not by running campaigns, but by writing. Things certainly had changed, now even the Democrats have bought into a phony issue, of a mythical and non-existent World Terrorist Conspiracy. It was/is the Kings New Clothes, in which instead of politicians educating and leading the ant-brains of society, they, like parents buying-off spoiled offspring, make the semi-fictional World Terrorist Conspiracy, a reality, encouraging, hiring and promoting, stupidity and benefiting politically from it. Well, they gave the whiners something to do. They bought Duct Tape and plastic sheeting and prayed to a Jesus they invented, who had nothing in common with the Jesus of history, or the Jeus of the Bible! And why not, the ones who got frightened, had already Kissed their pathetically mustard seed-sized brains good-bye. In the words of Bette Davis in All About Eve, fasten your seat belts folks it's going to be a bumpy ride.

Prophetic Reporting In 1948/49, in a musing about New York, E. B. White wrote in Here Is New York, White produced an elegant essay that presaged September 11 as clearly as a prophet might: "The city, for the first time in its long history, is destructible. A single flight of planes no bigger than a wedge of geese can quickly end this island fantasy, burn the towers, crumble the bridges, turn the underground passages into lethal chambers, cremate the millions. The intimation of mortality is part of New York now: in the sound of jets overhead, in the black headlines of the latest edition. As dwellers in cities must live with the stubborn fact of annihilation; in New York the fact is somewhat more concentrated because of the concentration of the city itself, and because, of all targets, New York has a certain clear priority. In the mind of whatever perverted dreamer might loose the lightning, New York must hold a steady, irresistible charm." In the 19th Century, "terrorists" were everywhere, fighting against the most foul Imperialist Terrorist Nation, since the Rome of the Caesars, Great Britain. She annihilated, discombobulated and fractionalized small nation after small nation, arming both sides and urging them to rebel and then watching to see who would win, and eventually graduated to terrorizing larger, but under-developed nations like India and the entire Middle East. Then, the winner, pretty much drained and bereft of energy and in need of new manpower were a simple group to infiltrate and command. In other cases, they simply agitated and armed both sides, but armed the side they preferred to win with better weapons and kept the supplies coming until their favorite prevailed.

A few times their first choice did not prevail, however, since they'd supplied both, their coupe worked anyway. They ran into a few problems with the IRA over the generations, which assisted in disassembling British Imperialism, which under Tony Blair is attempting a reincarnation. However, in the end, it will fail and his name and family will end up under heaps of vilification, decades after his ill-advised avarice led him down the proverbial Primrose path with the New Adolph Hitler. To the enlightened, Blair will reign forever, in the trash-heap of history, as one with promise who sold his soul to the Anti-Christ. Blair, the product of the Party of Avarice-the Neo-con, Fascists, Nazi's hiding behind citizenship of America, but vying to hold citizenship in an another mountaintop nation, above the toxic pollution they've created. In Great Britain's version of the CIA, the BSIS, and their Superspy, the fellow which Ian Fleming used as his prototype for James Bond, Salomon (Shlomo) Rosenblum, or Georgi Rosenblum better known as Lieutenant Sidney George Reilly, MC, played every side against the middle, but mostly helped the New Roman Imperialists, Great Britain, along with Germany, created the milieu which fostered eventual rebellion against white Anglo-Aryan Imperialism. That Imperialism shared by enemies, inevitably was the prelude to WW I and WW II, much as the current fascists running the American Government are creating hatred around the world which will see China, Russia and Europe, in a few generations, unite to annihilate what is left of the once noble USA, after the Bushites have ravaged it. The world has always had "terrorism" and always will and it is no more dangerous than it was the day after we exploded the first nuclear device. 9/11 was a freak accident, perhaps even staged by American Fascists in control, themselves, to take control of a weal-kneed, cringing populace grown soft on TV, sponge cake, beer and crab-legs. The strong over-belly of our nation lies in it's minority of morally Spartan, intellectual athletic prophets, only recognized by the enlightened, which have led a life more dedicated to anti-consumptionism, non-materialism. In the end, they are the nations only and last hope. Below is the evidence that nothing has changed much since 1968 and before, to now. Below is a chronography of "Terrorism," which I and most people of common sense call, Saboteurism, and it has been going on for about 3,000,000 years in various forms from hurling plague infested bodies over city walls and into drinking water supplies, to Trojan Horses. (Of wood covering warriors, not latex, covering penises). Although more people died as a result of 9/11, none of the other events were cases involving possible treason. Osama Bin Laden may have been responsible, but who paid him? Paid him, maybe, to be the fall guy, another Lee Harvey Oswald? Maybe one of us will write the Non-fiction Version of 9/11?

A Brief History of Space Age Sabotage July 1968 Popular Front for the Liberation Palestine (PFLP) hijacked El Al flight en route Tel Aviv and forced to land Algiers. First aircraft hijacking by Palestinian group. The hijackers believed Israeli General Ariel Sharon was on the flight. Passengers and crew were detained by Algeria for 6 weeks. Sept 1970 First mass hijacking occurred in 1970, when the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine seized control of two American planes and one Swiss airliner, all bound from Europe to the United States, to punish the United States for supporting Israel. The Pan Am, TWA and Swissair planes were blown up on the ground in Jordan and Egypt. Sept 1972 Palestinian Black September terrorists massacred 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. An airport shootout also leaves 5 captors and 1 policeman dead. June 1976 Air France airliner is hijacked by a joint German Baader-Meinhof/Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, its crew forced to fly to Entebbe airport in Uganda. 258 passengers and crew are held hostage but all non-Israeli passengers are eventually released. On 4 July, Israeli commandos fly to Uganda and rescue the remaining hostages. All the terrorists were killed in the rescue, as are three passengers and one commando. Oct 1976 73 people killed when Miami, Florida based El Condor Cuban exiles exploded a bomb aboard a Cuban Airlines jet as it takes off from Barbados. Oct 1977 4 Palestinian terrorists hijack a German Lufthansa Boeing 737 order it flown around a number of Middle East destinations for 4 days. After plane's pilot is killed by the terrorists, it is stormed by German GSG9 counter-terrorist troops, with 2 British Army Special Air Service soldiers, when lands Mogadishu, Somalia. All the 90 hostages are rescued and 3 terrorists killed. March 1978 9 Al Fatah Palestinians seaborne raiding party landed in Israel and hijack bus, killing 26 wounding 70. All terrorists killed by Israeli security. Israelis retaliated invading southern Lebanon, under code name Operation Litani. May 1979 1 hurt in a package bomb explosion at Northwestern University, U S A, designated as first ever attack by the so-called Unabomber. After 30 years of bombings, Theodore Kaczynski turned in by his brother. Nov 1979 200 Islamic terrorists seized Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, hundred of pilgrims held hostage. Saudi and French forces retake Islamic world's holy shrine after intense battle, in which 250 were killed and 600 wounded. April 1980 Iranian Arabs seized the Iranian embassy in London, taking 26 people hostage. 2 hostages were killed on May 5. Special forces stormed embassy, rescued remaining hostages killing 5 of 6 terrorists. Most of embassy was destroyed by fire. May 1982 Abu Nidal terrorists critically injured Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom in attack in London. The shooting caused government of Israel to launch invasion of Lebanon in "Peace for Galilee" operation. July 1982 11 were killed on July 20, 1982 in Regency Park and Hyde Park in London by bombs planted by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA), to force the U.K. out of Northern Ireland so that Ulster can be united with the Republic of Ireland. August 1982 Gunmen threw grenade into restaurant in Paris opened fire with automatic weapons, killing 6 wounding 27. 2 of dead and 2 of wounded were Americans. Action Directe claimed, and then denied, responsibility for the attack. April 1983 Car bomb exploded in front of the U.S. embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people, including 17 Americans. More than 100 others wounded. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility, "part of the Islamic revolution." Iran denied having any role in the attack. Oct 1983 Terrorists bombed U.S. Marine compound Beirut, result: largest loss of U.S. military personnel in single event since the Vietnam War. The blast, killed 241, was by Muslim militias after U.S. warships intervened in Lebanon civil war. Dec 1983 Harrod's department store London bombed on December 16, by Northern Ireland terrorist organization Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA). Bombing killed 5, including 1 American, and injured 91. Sept 1984 14 killed, 70 wounded when van loaded with 400 pounds of explosives drove past checkpoint at the U.S. embassy annex in Awkar and were detonated, driver of the van killed by British security guards. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility. June 1985 A bomb exploded on Air India flight over North Atlantic following departure from Canada, killing all 329 passengers on board. A 2nd bomb exploded at Narita Airport Japan, killing 2. Sikh extremists claimed responsibility. July 1985 Abu Nidal terrorist's bombed British Airways ticket office in Madrid, killing 1 injuring 27. A TWA office also destroyed. The bombings in retaliation against President Reagan's threat the previous day to strike against terrorism. Oct 1985 4 armed Palestinians hijacked Italian cruise ship "Achille Lauro" near Alexandria, Egypt, off the Syrian port of Tartus, terrorists killed wheelchair-bound American. Egypt & Italy negotiated return of ship and remaining passengers. U.S. fighter's intercepted Egyptian jet carrying hijackers forced it down at NATO base in Italy. Nov 1985 An Egyptian jet hijacked to Malta. 59 passengers, including 1 American, killed when Egyptian troops stormed the plane in Malta on November 24. April 1986 4 Americans killed and 9, including 5 Americans, injured when a bomb exploded aboard TWA flight 840 as it traveled from Rome to Athens. The aircraft landed safely at Athens airport. April 1986 Le Belle Disco, a nightclub in West Berlin frequented by U.S. servicemen, was bombed, killing two American soldiers and one Turkish woman. Two hundred others were wounded in the bombing. Libya was implicated in the bombing. Sept 1986 Twenty-one Jewish worshipers were killed in Istanbul during an attack on a synagogue by an Abu Nidal terrorist team. June 1987 A car bomb exploded outside the back gate of the U.S. Embassy in Rome and rockets were fired at the compound from across the street. One passerby was injured in the attacks. Nov 1987 Two North Korean agents, killing all 115 persons aboard, blew up Korean Air Lines Flight 858 over the Andaman Sea near Burma. Nov 1987 Thirteen people were killed in the Northern Ireland town of Enniskillen when the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) detonated a bomb during the town's observance of Remembrance Day. Dec 1988 A bomb destroyed Pan Am Flight 103, outbound from London for New York with 259 people aboard, on December 21, 1988 while over Lockerbie, Scotland. All aboard killed, as were eleven persons on the ground at Lockerbie. Sept 1989 UTA Flight 772 from Chad was blown up by bomb while flying over the Sahara desert in Niger, killing all 171 passengers and crew onboard. Feb 1993 Terrorism came to U.S. soil for the first time in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, which killed six and injured 1,000. The mastermind was Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, a Pakistani militant trained in Afghanistan. Yousef captured in 1995 in Pakistan. When he was brought to New York for trial, he bragged to FBI agents that he could have destroyed the complex if he'd had sufficient funds and equipment. March 1995 Terrorists used chemical weapons for first time when Aum Shinrikyo, also known as the Aum Supreme Truth, simultaneously released chemical nerve agent sarin on several Tokyo subway trains. Twelve people were killed and up to 6,000 injured. April 1995 Truck bomb shattered the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, killing 168 people-including children playing in the building's day care center. June 1996 The explosion of a fuel truck set off by terrorists outside the northern fence of the Khobar Towers complex near King Abdul Aziz Air Base, Saudi Arabia, killed 19 U.S. military service members and injured over 260.

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Aug 1998 In Nairobi, Kenya, a car bomb exploded behind the US Embassy, killing 291 persons and wounding about 5,000. Terrorists associated with Usama Bin Ladin' al-Qaida organization detonated an extremely large truck bomb outside the US Embassy in Tanzania, killing 10 Tanzanians and injured 77 persons. Sept 2001 America experiences its worst case of terrorism when Usama Bin Ladin trained and funded agents take over four domestic airliners. Two jets are flown into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, causing an estimated number of 3,000 people to lose their lives. A third plane is flown into the Pentagon, killing around 180 people. In western Pennsylvania, the fourth hijacked jet crashes after passengers struggle with the terrorists. Oct 2002 More than 180 people killed in double terrorist bombing in Bali, Indonesia. Over 300 people - many were foreign tourists - are injured in attack on a nightclub on the resort island. Jemaah Islamiyah, an Islamic extremist group allied with Al Qaeda, is believed to be behind the following are known fatal hijacking events involving a U.S. carrier or a flight arriving or departing the U.S. where at least one passenger was killed. September 11 2001 Activities American Airlines 767 (Flight 11); World Trade Center, New York: The aircraft was on a flight from Boston to Los Angeles when it was hijacked, flown into one of the World Trade Center Towers. Another jet, a United Airlines 767, was hijacked and crashed into the other tower. Both towers later collapsed. All 11 crewmembers, 76 passengers, and five hijackers were killed, as were untold numbers of people on the ground. United Airlines 767 (Flight 175); World Trade Center, New York: Flight from Boston to Los Angeles hijacked flown into one of the World Trade Center Towers. 2ND jet, an American Airlines 767, flown into other tower. All 9 crew members, 51 passengers, and 5 hijackers were killed, as were MANY people on the ground. American Airlines 757 (Flight 77); The Pentagon, Arlington, VA: A flight from Dulles to Los Angeles when hijacked flown into the Pentagon. All 6 crewmembers, 53 passengers, and 5 hijackers were killed. United Airlines 757 (Flight 93); near Pittsburgh, PA: flight from Newark to San Francisco when it was hijacked, crashed outside Pittsburgh. All seven crewmembers, 34 passengers, and 4 hijackers killed.
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It would be very much desirable  if somehow&n... by Mark Sashine on Monday, May 21, 2007 at 7:32:04 AM
As I've said before; only Acts of God are not ... by Professor Emeritus Peter Bagnolo on Monday, May 21, 2007 at 7:38:44 AM
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Jimmy Carter today laid them out well. I agree wit... by Professor Emeritus Peter Bagnolo on Monday, May 21, 2007 at 8:03:07 AM
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