The Terror Card: Fear is the Key to Obedience by Rev. Richard Skaff

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by Rev. Richard Skaff
Global Research, January 31, 2010

The Terrorism Industrial Complex (TIC)

Definitions of terrorism

Webster’s dictionary defines terrorism as the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion. [1].

However, the United States code defined terrorism as “(An) act of terrorism means an activity that (A) involves a violent act or an act dangerous to human life that is a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or any State, or that would be a criminal violation if committed within the jurisdiction of the United States or of any state, and (B) appears to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population: (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by assassination or kidnapping.” [2].

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The Best President Money Could Buy by Rev. Richard Skaff

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by Rev. Richard Skaff
Global Research, June 25, 2009

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Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines capitalism as “an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market (1).”

Despite the appearance of completeness, this definition is missing one thing; an unregulated capitalist society run by corrupt men would eventually collapse like a house of cards. Our brand of capitalism relies on prolific consumerism as a means to globalization, where needs are created and where everything and everyone is for sale. We tend to sell the public various goods, services, people, politicians, Presidents, and even God for the right price. Everything and everyone becomes a commodity to be purchased and sold. From this consumerism, we develop an addiction to consumption that renders us as needy infants desperate to suckle their mother’s breast.

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The Food and the Energy crisis, fiction or reality?

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by Rev. Richard Skaff
Global Research
June 19, 2008

In these murky times, where priorities and values have been turned upside down by the political propaganda machines, where revenge is rendered into self-preservation,  aggression transformed into courage, fanaticism into a mark of the real man, dissent  into betrayal, sadism into protectionism, pathology into normalcy, and pre-emptive war into peace, the push to assassinate the middle class remains active and healthy. Continue reading

Are the Clashes in Beirut a Signal of the inception of a new War for the “New Middle East”?

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by Rev. Richard Skaff
Global Research, May 11, 2008

Is it possible that the US sponsored bloody “civil war” situation in Iraq could spread to other countries in the Middle East and Central Asia for the purpose of creating a new map for the whole region, that would behoove the economic needs of the super powers and the multinational corporations?

Are these countries going to be divided by religious denomination, ethnicity, the amount of wealth they possess, and their geographic location?

That is a big, bloody and profitable job for the Military Industrial Complex!

When is this highly anticipated war going to happen? Could it begin this summer and before the departure of this current US administration? Is it going to result in more economic woes for the American people and for the nations involved in the struggle? Are more liberties going to be lost in this process of staged on-going conflict? What should the herds do to stop the insanity?

Let’s explore some of the latest news which might give us some clues to these difficult and ominous questions.

Naharnet.com reported today that fierce clashes with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers raged in several Beirut districts shortly after Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah vowed to use weapons to defend his party’s communications system. The Naharnet report added that Nasrallah, in a closed circuit press conference Thursday accused the government of launching war against Hezbollah, stressing that “this is a new era in which all red lines have collapsed.” Shortly after his press conference was over, clashes broke out between Hezbollah members (Shiites) and Mustaqbal movement (Sunnis) supporters in Beirut Districts of Msaitbe, Ras Nabaa, Mazraa, and Basta. [1].

Ironically, Andrew Cockburn from counterpunch.org reported on May 2, 2008 that six weeks prior to May 2nd, president Bush signed a secret finding authorizing a covert offensive against the Iranian regime that, according to those familiar with its contents, unprecedented in its scope. [2].

Cockburn’s report also revealed that Bush’s secret directive covers actions across a huge geographic area from Lebanon to Afghanistan -but is also more sweeping in the type of actions permitted under its guidelines-up to and including the assassination of targeted officials. The report also elaborates that this widened scope clears the way for example, for full support for the military arm of Mujahedin-e Khalq, the cultish Iranian opposition group, despite its enduring position on the State Department’s list of terrorist groups. Similarly, covert funds can now flow without restriction to Jundullah, or “army of god,” the militant Sunni group in Iranian Baluchistan-just across the Afghan border—whose leader was featured not long ago on Dan Rather reports cutting his brother in law’s throat. Cockburn adds that other elements that will benefit from U.S. largesse and advice include Iranian Kurdish nationalists, as well as the Ahwazi Arabs of South West Iran. Further afield, operation against Iran’s Hezbollah’s allies in Lebanon will be stepped up, along with efforts to destabilize the Syrian regime. In addition, the report edifies that all this costs money in turn must be authorized by Congress, or at least a by few witting members of the intelligence committees. That has not proved a problem. An initial outlay of $300 million to finance implementation of the finding has been swiftly approved with bipartisan support, apparently regardless of the unpopularity of the current war and the perilous condition of the U.S. economy. [2].

So, here we are again, another directive, another war, another loss of liberty, and another step closer to become an impoverished society under siege ruled by the few. We must awaken from our deep slumber before it is too late. Ask the Lebanese people that seems to remain asleep, while they continue to be robbed from their dreams, their land, their dignity and liberty by political factions loyal to outside powers who purchase these loyalties with the dying greenbacks.

References:

1- Naharnet.com, May 8, 2008

2- Counterpunch.org, May 2, 2008. Secret Bsuh finding widens war on Iran.

Rev. Richard Skaff, is the author of “The Human Manifesto”

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Secret Bush “Finding” Widens War on Iran-Democrats OK Funds for Covert Ops

There Will Be Blood By Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Hizbollah rules west Beirut in Iran’s proxy war with US by Robert Fisk

Civil war in Lebanon? + Lebanon Descends Into Chaos By Robert Fisk + Nasrallah address Lebanon

The March 20, 2008 US Declaration of War on Iran by John McGlynn

Benazir Bhutto named her assassins almost two months ago by Rev. Richard Skaff

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by Rev. Richard Skaff
Global Research, December 29, 2007

Pinning down the financiers of these extremists groups with their known connection to Pakistani intelligence

Benazir Bhutto the former Pakistani prime minister named her assassins almost two months ago during her interview on November 02, 2007 with the world famous interviewer and British establishment pundit David Frost on his show “Frost over the world” (interview available on youtube titled “Frost over the World: Benazir Bhutto 02 Nov 07).

The late Bhutto discussed with Frost the initial failed assassination attempt on her life that killed 158 Pakistanis two weeks after her return to Pakistan.

The return of the late Ms. Bhutto to Pakistan was encouraged by the Anglo-American establishment under the guise of re-establishing democracy to this artificial country that was originally created by the colonial powers as a toxic thorn in the heart of India, and as a prospective tool for the destabilization of the region.

In her interview with Frost, the late Ms. Bhutto also discussed her knowledge of three people in the Pakistani government who are in collusion with the Islamists, and who might have been behind this failed assassination attempt. She also specifically stated that she wanted the Musharraf government to trace the finances of the terrorists instead of just naming them.

She also added that one of these three men whom she suspected of orchestrating the assassination was a former military officer man who is also well connected to the Pakistani security agency, and who had dealings with another man named “Omar Sheikh” “who murdered Osama Bin Laden.” Ms. Bhutto did not make any attempt to correct herself about the murder of OBL, and the shrewd David Frost did not inquire either about this extraordinary statement, considering that the Anglo-American establishment’s war on terror has been totally choreographed around OBL. The late Ms.Bhutto also emphasized again in her interview the importance of pinning down the financiers of these extremists groups with their known connection to the ISI the Pakistani intelligence services. It is well known that the ISI was originally created and subsidized by western intelligence agencies to do their dirty work in the central Asian region. It has been the main mover and shaker of drug trafficking as well as the financing and training of Islamic militants since the Soviet-Afghani war in the late 70s and 80s. The ISI was also reportedly connected to 9/11.

Ms. Bhutto’s return to Pakistan was no accident, but a well orchestrated move by the global establishment to create further conflict in the region, knowing well that Pakistan is a nuclear power in which this same establishment had furnished these weapons to help Pakistan defends itself against its nemesis India , the largely populated other nuclear power. A conflict between these two countries will definitely help the population reduction process that the elite has always enthusiastically encouraged. It is also ironic that the Pakistan dictator (Musharraf) was given a contract by an American power house publisher “Simon and Shuster” to publish his book “In the Line of Fire” as a pay off for his services to the global establishment, or as an eventual retirement gift, once the turmoil totally engulfs Pakistan . Every Moslem country that has been infected with the fundamentalist virus will eventually self-destruct and re-mapped by the global establishment to fit the map of the new world order.

The nagging questions that many people have are the following: If Bin Laden was murdered, how come the corporate media has never picked up on it? How much collusion exists between the corporate media and the global establishment to perpetuate conflict and wars? Is the disinformation campaign is actually a war against the minds of the masses? Why is it, that the boogey man (OBL) must remain alive? Why is it that the war on terror myth (as called by the critically acclaimed BBC documentary “the power of nightmares,” also available on youtube) must proceed? Is martial law going to be implemented following a catastrophic event? Is every human being going to be micro-chipped and controlled?

Has the corporate media simply become a tool of the global government?

Has all programming become a strategy to perpetuate myth, ideology, and propaganda?

When will the public be told the truth?

Do people actually care about what happens internationally? Does the majority of the public even know what Pakistan is, or where it is located on a map?

Is the public’s apathy and ignorance for international affairs are the key ingredients that fuel the lies, the manipulation, and the globalization process?

Rev. Richard Skaff is author of the recently released book “The Human Manifesto”

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They Don’t Blame al-Qa’ida. They Blame Musharraf By Robert Fisk

Frost over the World: Benazir Bhutto 02 Nov 07 (video; bin Laden)

The Benazir Bhutto assassination by Trevor Murphy

The assassination of Benazir Bhutto heaps despair upon Pakistan: A tragedy born of military despotism and anarchy by Tariq Ali

Anglo-American Ambitions behind the Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and the Destabilization of Pakistan by Larry Chin

Bhutto Aide: The coverup begins + PROOF there was a shooter (videos)

Extreme Makeover: New Year’s Resolution Edition by The Other Katherine Harris

“A Scheme Is Not a Vision” by The Other Katherine Harris

The Financing of Fundamentalism, & the Antichrist by Rev. Richard Skaff

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by Rev. Richard Skaff
Global Research, December 17, 2007

What is religious fundamentalism? Who promotes it? What purpose does it serve? And how to curtail it?

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War is Good for Business: Anglo-American Military Industrial Complex Sells Weapons to Iran by Rev. Richard Skaff

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by Rev. Richard Skaff
Global Research, December 2, 2007

The capitalistic motto that perpetuates the Anglo-American Military Industrial Complex (MIC) is “create ogres then slay them for profits.”

While the US government is allegedly escalating rhetoric against Iran , and tightening economic sanctions against that country, the MIC was selling this year the Iranians through publicly available channels F-14 aircraft parts.

According to Jane’s Intelligence report, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported on August 1, 2007 that more than 1,400 parts that are unique to the US Navy’s (USN’s) Grumman F-14 Tomcat fighter aircraft were sold to Iran through publicly available channels in February 2007. These sales occurred despite a January 2007 announcement by the US Department of Defense (DoD) that all such sales would be suspended until DoDs Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) had made improvements to its security procedures. (Jane’s Intelligence Report, 2007).

The Tomcat was a strike fighter with a high price tag of $38 million per plane that the United States sold to Iran in the 1970s, when the Shah of Iran gave the US and Britain full access for oil exploration and exploitation. The Pentagon retired its F-14 last fall and hired contractors for hundred of millions of dollars to allegedly dismantle the planes and to ensure that the parts are destroyed and not sold to countries that are considered hostile to the United Stated by the Bush administration.

This type of duplicitous policy is a standard operating procedure on the stage of international politics, where drama, fear, and wars are choreographed by the the financial masters of the world.

Meanwhile, everyone awaits the occurrence of an artificial trigger operation that will terrify the public and will justify the invasion of Iran, which in turn will secure the complete control of the straits of Hormuz, and with it, the oil supplies of the world.

That in turn would force the west-dependent Chinese and Russians into compliance with the new world order guidelines. That would also deter the Chinese from dumping more dollars, which in turn would delay the death of the greenbacks that will eventually vanish with the North American Union when the time is right, and as Mexico ’s internal conflicts worsen. Then, the dollar will be replaced with another spurious fiat currency as the new reserve currency of the world.

Creating pseudo-monsters and destroying them is an essential element for profiteers, because conflict makes profits and promotes population control. Conflict and wars are a necessary angel that the elites have employed for centuries to advance their political agenda, and to gain full control of the world. When you can’t conquer financially, you subjugate militarily.

The neocons’ allegedly creative destruction strategy is a key ingredient to devise and mold this new world order, in which they render the planet into a jail where everyone is microchipped, and as a reward they would run it by proxy for the invisible financial Oligarchy. Unfortunately, if the plans go awry these neocons will become the neo-sacrificial lambs.

Humans are desperately compulsive and do not learn from history. They will continue their erroneous march by repeating the same self-destructive patterns of behavior, until they eventually succeed in eradicating themselves and their planet.

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