Political Destabilization in South and Central Asia: The Role of the CIA-ISI Terror Network

by Andrew G. Marshall
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Sept 17, 2008


Recent terror attacks in New Delhi on September 13, 2008, raise the questions of who was responsible and for what reason these attacks occurred. Terror attacks in India are not a new phenomenon, however, in their recent past, they can be largely attributed to the actions, finances, training and resources of one organization: The Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). These new bombings bare the same relationship with the ISI as has occurred in the past, and so it must be asked: what is the purpose of the ISI both in Central Asia as well as South Asia?

The ISI appears to play the role of a force for the destabilization of Central Asia, India and the Middle East. It acts as a Central Asian base of operations for the CIA and British Intelligence to carry out Anglo-American imperial aims.

India will be the main focus of this report, due to the escalation of organized terror and violence against it in the past few years. As India is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, after China, its northern neighbor which also borders Central Asian countries, its place in the New World Order is yet to be set in stone. Do western, and particularly Anglo-American elites allow India to grow as China, all the while attempting to co-opt their banking system to the western banking elite, thus, making them controllable? Or, will India be destabilized and dismantled, as is the plan with the Middle East and Central Asia, in order to redraw borders to suit geopolitical imperial ambitions, creating a network of manageable territories feeding the Metropoles of the New World Order, specifically New York (Wall Street) and London (The City of London)?

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G. Edward Griffin – Inflation (1969)

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If you have ever wondered what exactly inflation is, and how it’s created, then this informative video, by Edward Griffin, done back in 1969 will explain it to you. Learn how institutions which can legally print money are artificially creating inflation every second. Those central banks are the root cause for decreasing the value our money and also the value of our work.

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US ‘may plot assassination of Al Maliki’

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By Basil Adas, Correspondent
September 12, 2008, 00:30

Baghdad: Americans, increasingly resenting recent moves by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki, could seek to topple or even assassinate him, says a secret report by a Kurdish political party, which is part of the national government.

The report, which Gulf News has seen, says Al Maliki does not want to see any US soldier in Iraq after 2011 and he preferred strong political, economic and military relations with the Americans but not the presence and influence of the US military in his country.


Gulfnews: US ‘may plot assassination of Al Maliki’.

h/t: CLG

Israel poised to have 2nd female prime minister in its history

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By Dion Nissenbaum
McClatchy Newspapers
September 17, 2008

JERUSALEM — Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni took a major step Wednesday toward becoming the nation’s second female prime minister after television exit polls found her winning the election to lead the government’s ruling party.

Exit polls for the major Israeli television stations predicted a clear victory for Livni, a popular, diplomacy-first advocate, over Shaul Mofaz, a more politically uncompromising former defense minister.

McClatchy Washington Bureau | 09/17/2008 | Israel poised to have 2nd female prime minister in its history.


Exit polls: Livni wins Kadima primary

JTA, Jewish & Israel News
Published: 09/17/2008

Exit polls show Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni winning the Kadima Party primary by a double-digit margin.

Livni received between 47 and 49 percent of the vote, while her closest challenger, Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz, won 37 percent, according to exit polls conducted by three Israeli TV stations.

Breaking News – JTA, Jewish & Israel News. (note: you have to sign up to read at their site)

Mosaic News – 9/16/08: World News from the Middle East

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.


Mosaic needs your help! Donate here: http://linktv.org/contribute
“South Africa Extends Arm to Sudan,” Al Jazeera TV, Qatar
“Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy Felt Across the Globe,” Dubai TV, UAE
“Lebanese Leaders Hold Unity Talks,” Al Arabiya TV, UAE
“Dispute Over a Church in a Lebanese Village,” LBC TV, Lebanon
“New Commander in Iraq,” Al Jazeera English, Qatar
“News from Iraq,” Al-Iraqiya TV, Iraq
“Empowering Communities in Jordan,” Jordan TV, Jordan
Produced for Link TV by Jamal Dajani.

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Pakistan Invades America – “Without Permission”

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By M. Junaid Levesque-Alam
17/09/08 “MRZine”

The U.S. State Department lodged a sharp protest over ongoing Pakistani missile strikes and ground raids today, saying the Islamic Republic was violating American sovereignty.

“We will try to convince Pakistan . . . to respect [the] sovereignty of the United States — and God willing, we will convince,” State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters.1

The controversy stems from the Pakistan Army’s recent decision, leaked in a prominent Pakistani newspaper, to mount intensifying air attacks and new ground assaults against extremists hiding in American safe havens across the ocean.

American papers reported that under the new policy, the Pakistani military will no longer seek America’s permission in killing Americans, but will inform American diplomats about these killings as a friendly gesture between close allies.2

Pakistan Army General Ashfaq Kayani told reporters outside Islamabad late last night that the new strategy was justified. “We are working to prevent more attacks on the Pakistani people,” he said.3


Notes Except for note 2, all the above-quoted statements are real quotes; only the roles have been switched.


Pakistan Invades America —        : Information Clearing House – ICH.


Democracy Now: Tariq Ali on Pakistan & Boliva

Tomgram: Tariq Ali, Has the U.S. Invasion of Pakistan Begun? + video

Pakistan army ordered to hit back at U.S. forces

Gareth Porter: Pakistani Air Strikes + Leaked US-Iraqi Draft Agreement

Kucinich: Bush-Ordered Attacks in Pakistan Further Destabilizing World Security

The end of (capitalist) history? By William Bowles

By William Bowles
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Sept 17, 2008

After the Soviet Union collapsed, Francis Fukuyama published his now utterly discredited book, ‘The End of History’, which told of a glorious future, a capitalist paradise, where we would all be rich, eventually, when the wealth unleashed by an unfettered capitalism would ‘trickle down’ to us in that best of all possible worlds, ‘free market’ capitalism, where the market would take care of everything.

In an article by arch-conservative Arnoud de Borchgrave, titled ‘Bandit Capitalism?’, amazingly, we read of a catalog of disasters that have befallen capitalism since the days of the S&L debacle back in the 80s, yet by some sleight-of-hand, he manages to avoid connecting the dots. From Enron to Worldcom, billions have been siphoned off leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without jobs or pensions.

The Fortune 500 CEOs between them rake in about $5.75 billion dollars each year in salaries, stock options, pensions and so on, with Steve Jobs of Apple siphoning off the highest at $650 million and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Instead, de Borchgrave presents us with a scenario of a bunch of bandits, crooks, fraudsters, call them what you will, who have ‘taken advantage’ of a deregulated economy and milked it for all its worth, which is true enough but avoids who did the deregulating in the first place, what is laughably referred to as government, and even more importantly, why the deregulation took place.

There are two, interconnected processes at work here: on the one hand, we have the capitalist economy that inexorably finds its rate of profit falling over time, a process that can only be halted by expanding into new, lower cost production centres, finding new markets, which in turn has facillitated the spread of industrialism which in turn has led to new (and more ‘efficient’) competitors eg, China, India.

But in order to do this the leading Western capitalist economies had to deindustrialize, thus new sources of profit had to be created: enter ‘globalization’, the buzzword for an economy based on the illusary creation of wealth. Illusary insofar as it is based on financial speculation in such things as futures trading, currency speculation and that good old standby of merchant capitalism, interest accrued on loans. And given that the entire edifice runs on credit, once the credit runs out, the economy goes down the tubes (in the UK something like 60% of our so-called Gross Domestic Product or GDP is actually domestic spending, not production and in the US it’s even higher, over 70%).

The capitalist press now talks nostalgically of the ‘real economy’, you remember that place where real wealth used to be created through the jobs you used to have that built things? Yet ‘deregulation’ of the financial markets is but one strand of the disaster that now confronts us. So for example, that high street bank that holds your money, that before deregulation could only make loans based on its real assets (your deposits) instead took your deposits and invested it in all manner of fraudulent scams and speculative ventures such as the so-called sub-prime mortgage.

USG Nationalizes AIG
“[AIG’s] tentacles go further in to the avenues of business, as in mortgages, as in credit, as in hedge funds, as in countless ways that affect consumers, that affect drivers, that affect homeowners, affect passengers” — The Governor of New York, David Paterson

All fine and good whilst the returns are good (for the investors that is, mostly giant insurance companies like AIG) but once the gravy ran out, well we see the result, and to add insult to injury the US government has just nationalized AIG! And only yesterday the corporate press was telling us that there was no way the government would ‘bail out’ AIG!

And take note that the ‘buy-out’ of Merrill-Lynch by Bank of America was in reality a bail-out as it was paid for by the Fed.

“With a $50 billion all-stock deal valued at $29 per share, at first glance it might appear that Bank of America doesn’t stand to lose much considering its stock is at least 50% overvalued by my analysis. However, even at an adjusted price of $25 billion, Bank of America will be responsible for absorbing all of Merrill’s losses. Good luck. But wait. They don’t need luck, they have the Fed.


“It appears as if we are witnessing government bailouts using taxpayer money that are being deceitfully disguised as buyouts. Not just with the Merrill buyout but also this newly established $70 billion emergency bank fund, set aside to help out banks with future problems. Where do you think this money is coming from? The banks certainly don’t have it. It is coming indirectly either from the Fed or the U.S. Treasury…In addition, the amounts auctioned have been increased by $25 billion to $200 billion. The problem is that what may be investment-grade today could easily become junk next week. In fact, as I have stated in the past, we are going to see a huge junk bond market soon. Already, corporate defaults are soaring.” — ‘Bank of America, Merrill Bailout Disguised as Buyout?’ By Mike Stathis.

Worse is yet come when the disaster hits the private equity corporations, which is where much of the illusary wealth created has ended up. The enormous explosion of private equity companies has been funded by speculation and all that cash sloshing the global market had to go somewhere, for amazingly, there is a surplus of liquidity or cash but nowhere to invest it.

“Figures compiled by Thomson Financial show that in the year to June 30 last year, private equity firms spent $US1.06 trillion snapping up businesses.

“The idea was to gut them, load them up with debt and sell them into a booming stockmarket in 2009 and 2010 and repay the loans. That’s never going to happen now.” — ‘The next big bang is private equity’, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 September, 2008.

And that $US1.06 trillion is for just one year. Remember, every time the Federal Reserve or the Bank England hand out money to the pirates, they have to print it. That means the value of the currency drops commensurately, it’s called inflation, meaning the price of everything rises as your dollar or pound buys less with every new injection of cash.

The worst of it is the deceit being practiced by the corporate media who continue to bamboozle the public with all their BS about the ‘credit crunch’ and ‘sentiment’ or ‘maintaining confidence’ in the market when the crisis is systemic and fundamental to capitalism.

The BBC for example explains that the cause is “greed” and “trust” (or lack thereof), indeed they have a page which purports to explain the ‘credit crunch’ called “Credit crunch: The blame game” where we read all manner of ‘explanations’ for the crisis amongst which are,

“Greedy bankers like them have been running a giant con-game. They figure if they can persuade investors to buy something that’s actually worth nothing, it might appear to be worth something, which lets them persuade others to buy even more, because – after all – by this time lots of investors are buying it.”


“You see, trust is a precious commodity. And it’s eroding fast – which is why the credit crunch continues.” — ‘‘Blame those greedy bankers’, Robert Reich, of the University of California at Berkeley.

And of course in a world of neo-Darwinian survival of the fittest bullshit such as the one the BBC peddles, making human greed the cause neatly sidesteps the real cause which is in actuality the driving force of capitalism: expansion, endless expansion, or ‘growth’ and by any means. If driving ‘expansion’ requires creating a never-never land of cheap credit then so be it, until that is, the credit runs out.

In a world of over-the-top production, with the world’s markets glutted with a never-ending stream of products, most of which sit unsold in shops and warehouses around the planet, a return to the ‘good old days’ of the Robber Barons was the only option left. For there is no difference between those pre-29 Crash days and the disaster that confronts us now, except in its scale, made possible by the global circuit of funny money called globalization, and it’s working people who are paying the price.


US Federal Reserve announces $85 billion bailout of insurance giant AIG

Who Is A.I.G. And Why Should You Care? By Mike Ruppert (2001)

Is it the 1930s all over again? By William Bowles

The U.S. Financial System in Serious Trouble by Prof. Rodrigue Tremblay

Fed nears a deal to take over ailing AIG

S Economy: Rudderless and Reeling From Direct Hits – A raid on private pensions? By Paul Craig Roberts

The Wall Street crisis and the failure of American capitalism

Lehman, Bear, Freddie, Fannie: What Does It All Mean??? by Josh Sidman

The Economy Sucks and or Collapse

Wikileaks Palin hack independently confirmed, expanded

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Note: there is more important news for today, check the other posts here on Dandelion Salad.  Economy is collapsing and possible war with Pakistan come to mind.  ~ Lo

Updated: here’s a mirrored site and Wired article

The site is either too busy or it’s been taken down.  Not surprising.   I’ll add a couple of screenshots that I made earlier today.  ~ Lo

Sent to me from Bowles-William williambowles.info

From: Wikileaks Press Office <press@wikileaks.org>

Date: 17 September 2008 21:13:36 BDT

To: recipient-list-suppressed: ;

Subject: Wikileaks Palin hack independently confirmed, expanded

Reply-To: wl-press@wikileaks.org

More information from Wikileaks on the Palin hack:

http://wikileaks.org/wiki/VP_contender_Sarah_Palin_hacked [Note: link doesn’t work any longer]

The internet activist group ‘anonymous’, famed for its exposure of unethical behavior by the Scientology cult, has now gone after the Alaskan governor and republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

At around midnight last night some members affiliated with the group gained access to governor Palin’s email account “gov.palin@yahoo.com” and handed over the contents to the government sunshine site Wikileaks.org.

Governor Palin has come under media criticism in the past week for using private email accounts to avoid Alaskan freedom of information laws. The contents of the mailbox show this to be true and also hold clues of at least one other Yahoo based mail account held by Palin, “gov.sarah@yahoo.com“.

The zip archive made available by Wikileaks contains screen shots of Palin’s inbox, two example emails, address book and a couple of family photos. The list of correspondence, together with the account name tends to re-enforce the earlier criticism of Palin’s email use.

The list of emails include an exchange with Alaskan Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell about his campaign for Congress. Another screenshot shows Palin’s inbox and an e-mail from Amy McCorkell, whom Palin appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in 2007.

The e-mail, a message of support to Palin, tells her not to let negative press get to her and asks Palin to pray for McCorkell, who writes that “I need strength to 1. keep employment, 2. not have to choose.”

According to Kim Zetter of Wired Magazine, McCorkell confirmed that she did send the e-mail to Palin.

Subsequently tests by Wikileaks reveal that both Palin’s “gov.palin@yahoo.com” and her unrelated “gov.sarah@yahoo.com” account have now been deleted, almost certainly by Palin herself.

According to the Guardian, who has looked at the Wikileaks data, among the emails in Palin’s account were several from addresses belonging to her aides, including a draft letter to California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a discussion of nominations to the state court of appeals, and several bearing “DPS”, the acronym for the Alaska Department of Public Safety.

DPS supervises the Alaska state troopers. Could the e-mails in question be relevant to the brewing ethics storm over Palin’s push to sack her former brother-in-law from the force?

The contact list included also holds accounts for other official representative’s private email accounts, including those of Alaska’s Kris Perry and Sharon Leighow.

Screenshots and other details follow:



Wikileaks posts a hack of Palin’s e-mail account

by  Elana Schor

In addition to family photos, the group appears to have found corroboration that the governor conducted Alaska business via yahoo.com





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palin email 1

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Palin Hackers May Dodge Feds via DOJ Loophole


Death Becomes Her: Let’s Make Her Our President By Jason Miller

Pitbulls And Colonialist Ghosts By John Steppling


Domestic Spying

The Army’s Totally Serious Mind-Control Project

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By Mark Thompson
Sunday, Sep. 14, 2008

Army scientists want to cram this array of brain-wave reading sensors into a helmet.

Soldiers barking orders at each other is so 20th Century. That’s why the U.S. Army has just awarded a $4 million contract to begin developing “thought helmets” that would harness silent brain waves for secure communication among troops. Ultimately, the Army hopes the project will “lead to direct mental control of military systems by thought alone.”

If this sounds insane, it would have been as recently as a few years ago. But improvements in computing power and a better understanding of how the brain works have scientists busy hunting for the distinctive neural fingerprints that flash through a brain when a person is talking to himself. The Army’s initial goal is to capture those brain waves with incredibly sophisticated software that then translates the waves into audible radio messages for other troops in the field. “It’d be radio without a microphone, ” says Dr. Elmar Schmeisser, the Army neuroscientist overseeing the program. “Because soldiers are already trained to talk in clean, clear and formulaic ways, it would be a very small step to have them think that way.”


The Army’s Totally Serious Mind-Control Project – TIME.

h/t: http://www.conspiracyarchive.com

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Electronic binoculars from Northrop Grumman team to detect threats through brain activity

Defense Intelligence Agency Seeking “Mind Control” Weapons


Nader on the “progressive dilemma” + God is not a Real Estate Agent + The End of America

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2008 Presidential candidate Ralph Nader urges you to visit http://constitutionpledge.com to make a pledge for the Constitution.
Always tons of independent candidate love spreading around at http://www.operationitch.com

NADER- SPOIL WHAT EXACTLY shirts available here – http://skreened.com/operationitch/nad…

The first part of my recent interview with Ralph Nader

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How to Celebrate Constitution Day by Joel S. Hirschhorn

by Joel S. Hirschhorn
featured writer
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September 17, 2008

Today, September 17 is Constitution Day, but very, very few Americans know this or will celebrate it. If you think of yourself as a politically engaged, civic-minded and patriotic American, then I urge you to celebrate today by expanding your mind about a critically important but never-used part of our Constitution.

All you have to do is go to www.foavc.org the site of Friends of the Article V Convention and spend some time learning the truth about the option given to us by the Framers because they anticipated that Americans would lose trust and confidence in the federal government. That day has surely arrived. So I beg you to suspend your current beliefs and fears and open your mind to learning the truth about this option. Continue reading

Red State Update Meets Ralph Nader

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Ralph’s hippie money site: http://www.constitutionpledge.com
The Nader campaign’s trying to raise 80 grand by September 27. This ain’t no endorsement, but hell, give him money if you want. It’s harmless. It’s like givin’ a coupla bucks to a homeless guy outside of Kroger. A homeless guy who invented seatbelts.

Or you could always buy our CD at http://www.redstateupdate.com.


Red State Update: Ralph Nader On Anal Flutter

Part II of Jackie and Dunlap’s interview with Ralph Nader. This installment touches on third party debates, three-legged races, and anal flutter.

Mr. Slaw Meets Ralph Nader

Jackie and Dunlap continue their interview with Ralph Nader, with a special guest: Mr. Slaw.


Nader on bank woes: ‘I predicted this’

Bleak Sunday, Momentous Monday, and Nader/Gonzalez

The End of Suburbia (must-see video; 2006)

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Oct 26, 2006

“We’re literally stuck up a cul-de-sac in a cement SUV without a fill-up” – James Howard Kunstler

Global oil peak and the inevitable decline of fossil fuels are upon us now, Are today’s suburbs destined to become the slums of the future? This is a short version of “The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream”, a documentary about the end of the age of cheap oil.

The complete 78-minute version of The End of Suburbia is available on DVD at http://www.endofsuburbia.com. If you own the DVD, you are welcome to screen it to live audiences without permission, as long as it is not for profit.

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US Federal Reserve announces $85 billion bailout of insurance giant AIG

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By Bill Van Auken
17 September 2008

Following emergency consultations between the Federal Reserve, the US Treasury and the Democratic leaders of both houses of Congress, the Federal Reserve on Tuesday night announced a bailout of the Wall Street insurance giant American International Group AIG.

According to reports posted by the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, under the emergency plan the Fed will provide the failing firm with an $85 billion loan in exchange for 80 percent of its assets.

The reported bailout is a reversal of the policy adopted by the federal government just last weekend, when it failed to intervene to stop the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the country’s fourth largest investment bank. According to the Journal, government officials believed “it would be ‘catastrophic’ to allow AIG to fail.”


US Federal Reserve announces $85 billion bailout of insurance giant AIG.


Who Is A.I.G. And Why Should You Care? By Mike Ruppert (2001)

The U.S. Financial System in Serious Trouble by Prof. Rodrigue Tremblay

How the Masters of the Universe ran amok and cost us the earth

Fed nears a deal to take over ailing AIG

S Economy: Rudderless and Reeling From Direct Hits – A raid on private pensions? By Paul Craig Roberts

The Wall Street crisis and the failure of American capitalism

Lehman, Bear, Freddie, Fannie: What Does It All Mean??? by Josh Sidman

The Economy Sucks and or Collapse