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Wounded British Iraq veterans driyen out of public pool when told they might scare children

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Thankless: Veterans who risked their lives for their country have been jeered out of a public swimming pool because of their injuries. Prince Charles is pictured here meeting other injured soldiers

British soldiers who suffered appalling injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan were verbally abused as they swam in a public swimming pool.

From the UK Daily Mail:

During a weekly rehabilitation class at a council leisure centre, 15 servicemen including several who have lost limbs or suffered severe burns were heckled and jeered by members of the public.

One woman was so incensed that the troops were using the pool at Leatherhead Leisure Centre in Surrey that she told them they did not deserve to be there.

She became increasingly abusive, screaming that it was wrong for staff to rope off a lane exclusively for the injured personnel from the nearby Headley Court rehabilitation centre.

The swimmer, thought to be in her 30s, is understood to have said: “I pay to come here and swim ? you lot don’t.”

The abuse was witnessed by 79-year-old Korean War veteran Charles Murrin, who said yesterday: “I could not believe what she was saying.

“The lane was roped off, which they do every week. It wasn’t as if the pool was completely closed. Her group had the rest of the pool to swim in.

“She said the men do not deserve to be in there and that she pays money to come in the pool and they don’t.”

The soldiers, who use the pool as part of a water therapy course, were quickly ordered out by their instructor to avoid further embarrassment.

Mr Murrin, who served in the Royal Navy, added: “I spoke to the instructor in the changing room afterwards and he was livid.

“I know what these people are going through, because I talk to them and I have got quite friendly with them.”

Linda Sinclair, of Leatherhead, also witnessed the abuse.

She said:”It was a few people that were complaining and it made me cross. I really felt for those soldiers.”

The incident, which took place on November 13, came as a national appeal was launched to raise £5million to build a new rehabilitation pool and gym at Headley Court.

The centre treats 180 injured servicemen who have to make a half-hour trip to Leatherhead to use the pool.

Last night, Conservative MP Patrick Mercer, a former infantry commander, told of his dismay at the incident.

He said: “It may well be that these people had paid for the use of the pool, but our soldiers have paid so much more for their country.”

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: “We are disappointed that a small number of people objected to the closure of swimming lanes so that patients of Headley Court could use them.”

A spokesman for Mole Valley District Council, which owns the leisure centre, said: “There appears to have been a rare incident where two members of the public queried the provision of lanes of the swimming pool for Headley Court.

“While we wouldn’t condone what happened, staff did their best to accommodate all concerned and acted professionally in dealing with the situation.”

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Kabul Palace-A Theatrically-Corrupt Fortess

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A Theatrically-Corrupt Fortress

By Khalil Nouri STAFF WRITER / EDITOR

 

The old Kabul Royal Palace is also given the name “Arg”, the Turkish word for citadel built by King Abdul Rahman(a.k.a The Iron Amir) in 1883 for, as he said in his autobiography, “I, as King of the county, had to face the difficulty of having no house to live in….Until the time I built a new palace for myself, I lived in tents and borrowed mud-houses belonging to my subjects.” Thereafter, his two dynastical siblings were enthroned as the occupants of this iconic Afghan dwelling.

The Palace hosted many glittering assemblies, including the coronation of the Kings of Afghanistan. It also served as the congregational seat for the National Assembly prior to the completion of the National Assembly building in 1964; where members of the Loya Jirgah met in a historical effort to consider and adopt a new constitution for Afghanistan. In addition, within its glamorous halls, state receptions were held and Ambassadors to the Royal Court of Afghanistan presented their credentials to King Zahir Shah; who also eloquently received tribal elders and dignitaries on religious and national holidays and sat in their audiences. Then, all those alluring moments of Afghan style democracy with a moderate pace of reform, was set as a standard model over the next 100 years since its inception within those very chambers, has now been replaced with a behavior of corruptness resembling a hilarious entertainment as an extravaganza of slapstick comedians playing a crime syndicate plot of an Afghan style mafia jubilation.

Nowadays the egress and ingress within Kabul’s Palace by President Hamed Karzai’s inner circle guarantees a contemptuous location for their power akin to a 1920s Al Capone style Chicago hideout, where the abuse and misuse of resources, funds and drug money easily makes their ways into offshore accounts through centuries old system called “Hawalas”. Despite the fact that the Kabul International Airport (KIA) facility was refurbished and turned over to the United States armed forces in late 2008, there is still no tardiness of money vanishing out of KIA through the aforementioned system by often-secretive outfits or private money transfer businesses, which also offers an ample opportunity to hide the roots of arms and drug trafficking throughout the Muslim world.

The Notion of “Looking the Other Way”

A handful of Afghan supply and customs sergeants given bribes to look the other way, are linked all the way to the top, inside the Kabul Palace. One may ask, if the U.S. has full control and responsibility for KIA then why is the U.S. cooperating with the drug trafficking? The answer to that is a bit complicated, but the opium trade is controlled mostly by the Pashtun warlords, and these folks have co-opted units of the Afghan National Police (ANP) who provide them with protection. And, the Taliban are overtly against the drug trade but covertly are prone to receive money from it. The next question that arises is; isn’t the ANP being trained by the U.S.? Yes, but the Taliban has infiltrated some of those units. The irony is; at one point, NATO troops had to actually re-liberate towns whose inhabitants were experiencing shaken-downs by the ANP.

A few on condition of anonymity told me, that they routinely see ANP mounted patrols providing armed protection to warlords and other high ranking people in convoys that are well connected to the Kabul Palace carrying opium.

In fact, sometimes, one of the U.S. patrols will run into an ANP patrol and there might be a standoff, and sometimes even a firefight.

Indeed, this sounds like a joke when a lawfully constituted arm force of the Afghan state and host nation fires on NATO troops. The odd part about this is; that it is never publicized and no-one reading about this at the highest level of the U.S. government has expressed outrage. Moreover, why aren’t there sternly worded ultimatums put to President Karzai over these incidents?

Kabul International Airport

Well, Hamid Karzai is a passive aggressive and wobbly leader. He does exactly what the theater commander tells him to do; then, for odd reasons, flings himself into the opposite direction. On the contrary, drug interdiction is not NATO’s job. There are in fact, multiple organs of the United States Government operating in Afghanistan at cross purposes. For instance, the U.S. State Department has the counterdrug mission. To prosecute this mission, they hire contractors, akin to Blackwater types usually, to conduct search and destroy missions against opium fields. As the result, this infuriates the warlords, who then retaliate by putting a car bomb next to an American checkpoint somewhere. The U.S. Military’s job in contrast, is winning “hearts and minds”. They don’t really care if the warlords grow opium so long as they don’t support the Taliban against Karzai. So the U.S. also looks the other way as the opium flies out of Kabul International Airport.

The Well Connected Untouchables

There are many hands in the cookie jar, and some are caught and proven guilty but exonerated of their crimes. The former warlord and governor of Herat, Ismail Khan, now head of Afghanistan’s energy and water ministry where millions of dollars were supposed to be used for government projects, are missing due to corruption. He was spared by his “Godfather” Mr. Karzai.

Karzai Ministers

Similarly, Mr. Mohammad Zia Salehi, the chief administrator of Karzai’s national Security Council, was arrested on bribery charges—then released the same day, as reported “at the direction of the palace”.

Also the losses at Bank of Kabul could be around $900 million dollars, but the bank has extensive links to senior people in the Afghan government. Hamid Karzai’s brother, Mahmoud Karzai and Haseen Fahim, the brother of the first vice president, as well as several associates of families from the north of Afghanistan; all were cleared despite their prominent real estate holdings, including 12 villa purchases in the Palm Jumeirah development, in Dubai. Most shareholders used loans from the bank to purchase their shares and millions of dollars were siphoned out without any trace. Similarly, other cities in Afghanistan like Kandahar have their own tales of corruption where money is vanishing at an alarming rate.

In Final

Afghans feel that the government in Kabul does not look out for their interests. Confined to the palace, Mr. Karzai conversely is looking out only for his own and his cronies’ interests. When he is pressured by the West to do some house cleaning he uses the, “reminiscent of the days of the Soviet Union” tactic. In fact, this tactic shows his insecurity when he manipulates his fellow Afghans with “stand by me because the Americans are like the old Soviet Union but just the lesser of two evils.” This infuriates many Afghans who know better from those gloomy days of Soviet occupation of Afghanistan but gives a tactical political gain for Karzai against the West.

But the real reason for Karzai’s reluctance is concern that cleaning house will deprive him of critical political support. The principal targets are some of his closest allies – which makes sense, as those people are in the best position to divert funds and misuse their power. The president worries that a serious anticorruption drive would undercut his case—and he has argued that the West’s insistence on cleaning up his government is intended to weaken him politically.

10 years past and no results, the Kabul Palace has deteriorated at every level of trust and integrity amongst Afghans. It is time for the West to do its own house cleaning—akin to cleaning Chicago of the 1920s mob—that they created; and reinvent the original wheels of success in Afghanistan, so that Afghans can choose the true occupants for this iconic dwelling, and refurbish it away from its current mafia style spectacle to its glory days as the symbol of hope and prosperity that it once was.

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The FBI ”Kamikaze Pilots” Case

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9/11 Commission

In a public statement issued on Monday, January 31, members of the 9/11 Family Steering Committee demanded a prompt response from the former Chairman and the Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission regarding Former FBI Language Specialist Behrooz Sarshar’s censored testimony to the Commission. The former commissioners failed to respond to this request.

By Sibel Edmonds in OpEdNews

In February 2004 Behrooz Sarshar provided the 9/11 Commission’s investigators with specific documents and names of the related witnesses, including the full name and contact information of the key “FBI Asset/Informant” in an FBI case titled “Kamikaze Pilots.’ However, the commission chose not to contact or interview any of these witnesses, including FBI Director Robert Mueller. The Commission’s final report did not mention a single word of this documented testimony, and their recently released memorandum omitted the entire interview with no explanation provided.

The following information was provided by Mr. Sarshar to several Congressional offices and investigators, including staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Committee’s leading Democrat at the time, Senator Patrick Leahy, and the Justice Department’s Inspector General Office.  I was present during at least four meetings where the briefings were recorded and documented. While working at the Bureau I was briefed on this case by not only Mr. Sarshar but another firsthand witness, and I saw the actual 302 forms filed with the unit’s squad supervisor (FBI language specialists get to keep a copy of their reports/forms). Further, I personally briefed the 9/11 commission investigators on the details of this particular case, which is confirmed by the commission’s memorandum.

I have only deleted sensitive personal information related to the FBI informant-Asset, and as you’ll see every single deleted item (by me-indicated as S.E.) has been indicated in bold-italics. Other than that, the information below is exactly what was recounted by Mr. Sarshar on four occasions:

FBI File Name: “Kamikaze Pilots”

In the early 90s the Bureau hired an Iranian man as an informant, placed him on its payroll at approximately fifteen hundred dollars per month, and used him and his information in several criminal, counterintelligence and counterterrorism operations and investigations. Over time this informant, a man in his (Informant’s Age Information Deleted by S.E.), proved to be extremely reliable, and his information was found to be trustworthy.

This man had been the head of SAVAK, Iran’s main Intelligence agency, counterintelligence unit during the Shah’s regime. His area of operations involved the East and Southeastern region of Iran, and the countries under him were Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. He also managed the unit’s intelligence gathering operations in Sistan and Baluchistan, two semi-independent regions on the border with Afghanistan. Unlike U.S. agencies, the intelligence agency in Iran conducted most, if not all, of its surveillance and information gathering operations via human intelligence and sources. The man, the informant, was very good at what he did; he had established a large number of sources and informants scattered in the strategically most important areas within these countries.

Immediately after the Islamic Revolution, he planned his escape out of the country. All former SAVAK and military intelligence had been placed on the black list of the new regime, and death warrants had been issued for them. He successfully escaped Iran, and then spent several years in (Names of the informant’s previous residences/countries deleted by S.E.) where he tried to obtain a U.S. visa and come to the states, where many of his relatives and friends had already settled. In the late (date of Informant’s US entry deleted by S.E.) he succeeded and moved to the United States.

His reputation and his fame of having a wealth of resources for information all over the world had somehow reached the FBI by the early 1990s -” around 1991-1992. Via a middleman, the Bureau was able to contact the man and persuade him to become an informant. He was placed on the payroll and began providing the Bureau with extremely useful and reliable information. The Bureau was so pleased with his performance that it began using him both as an informant and as an asset. On a regular basis, almost monthly, agents from the FBI HQ and WFO would meet with him at ” and “and ” (Meeting locations Deleted by S.E.) to obtain information and intelligence on various on-going operations and investigations.

Since the informant didn’t speak English very well, was by no means considered fluent, often if not always, the agents took an interpreter, a translator, with them to these regular monthly meetings. This is where Amin and I came into the picture. For these sessions the agents would have either Amin or me accompany them. By sheer coincidence, I happened to recognize the man during the first meeting from a gathering I frequented. I knew where he lived, and I had his phone number.

Around the end of April, 2001, I was asked to accompany two special agents from the FBI-WFO, Tony and John, to a meeting arranged with this informant; we hooked up with him somewhere near the (Meeting Location Deleted by S.E.). The agents and I were working on a particular criminal investigation that was going to court in (Possible sensitive date deleted by S.E.), and the informant’s information played an extremely important role in building the case.

We met the informant in this park-like area and spent nearly an hour discussing the case, asking detailed questions, and of course, with me translating the communication which went back and forth. Once we were finished with the session and ready to head back to the WFO, the informant urged us to stay for a few minutes and listen to something very important and alarming he had recently received from his sources. We looked at one another and sat down on the bench; we were all ears.

The informant said:

“Listen, I was recently contacted by two extremely reliable and long-term sources-neither one Iranian; one in Afghanistan; the other in Pakistan’s border region with Afghanistan. In the past, these guys had provided me with inside information and intelligence that was extremely hard to come by, considering the tightly-based networks and groups they were able to enter and penetrate. They notified me that an active mujahideen group led by Bin Laden had issued an order to attack certain targets in the United States, and were planning the attack as we spoke.’

Now the informant had our full attention; the agents seemed very alarmed, since their main unit of operation was under the WFO Counterterrorism division. They asked the guy to stop, asked him to repeat that again, and ordered me to take verbatim notes as I translated. They too took notes.

The informant continued:

“According to my guys, Bin Laden’s group is planning a massive terrorist attack in the United States. The order has been issued. They are targeting major cities, big metropolitan cities; they think four or five cities; New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, and San Francisco; possibly Los Angeles or Las Vegas. They will use airplanes to carry out the attacks. They said that some of the individuals involved in carrying this out are already in the United States. They are here in the U.S.; living among us, and I believe some in US government already know about all of this (I assumed he meant the CIA or the White House).’

Tony, one of the agents asked “did they say when? Did they give any specific dates? Did they say how they were going to use airplanes; bombs or high jacking?’

The informant paused for a second:

“No specific dates; not any that they were aware of. However, they said the general timeframe was characterized as “very soon.’ They think within the next two or three months.’ He then added: “As far as how they are going to use the planes to attack; your guess is as good as mine. My bet, it will be bombs; planting bombs inside these planes, maybe the cargo, then have them blown up over the populated cities.’

The agents nodded and took extensive notes. I took my notes in Farsi; I usually did that, and later after returning to the office, sat down and translated them verbatim. We stood up and were ready to leave, when the informant urged us to report this immediately and act on it:

“If I were you guys, I’d take this extremely seriously. If I had the same position I had in SAVAK, I’d put all my men on this around the clock. I can vouch for my sources; their reliability. Make sure you put this in the hands of the top guys in Counterterrorism.’

The agents nodded and thanked him for the information. We drove back in silence. After we parked the car, while walking to the elevators, the agents were discussing the best person, the top person; they should submit this warning to. They decided on Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Thomas Frields, who was in charge of the WFO Counterterrorism division and who used to lead the division that dealt with Iran’s Hostage Crisis in 1980s. I reminded them that although the informant was Iranian, his sources were not; and that they were in Pakistan and Afghanistan; not in Iran; Bin Laden was not Iranian but a Saudi. They acknowledged that, but made the point that Frields was in charge of the Counterterrorism unit in the WFO.

Once we got to the office, I went straight to my cubicle and began translating the entire conversation verbatim and typing it into a formal report. The agents went to their section and filled out the necessary 302 forms. These forms, the 302s, are forms used by agents to report information gathered from the Bureau’s assets and or informants. The agents, Tony and John, filled out two sets of 302 forms; one for the ongoing criminal case and the informants’ information related to that; the other, on the warning, with the initial code name “Kamikaze Pilots,’ as information related to Counterterrorism operations.

The agents called me up on my extension and asked me to escort them inside the language unit. I walked them over to my desk, where we sat, compared notes, and finalized and coordinated our report. They had me make several copies of the translation report for them to be submitted with their report. I took it upon myself to make a set of copies of their 302 forms for my own file; my own record. At the end of the day, around five o’clock, they submitted the 302 forms and my translation report. They submitted the warning report to SAC Frields; with a note, a yellow stick-up, on the top saying “VERY URGENT: Kamikaze Pilots’

Neither of us heard back from Frields or the Counterterrorism division. No one asked for any follow-ups or additional information. Two months went by. Around the end of June 2001, I accompanied the two agents to another meeting with the Iranian Informant. This time we met in (Location Details Deleted by S.E.).

After going over the target criminal investigation; now only “(Specific Date Deleted by S.E.), as we were ready to turn around and leave, he stopped us:

“What did you do with the information I gave you two months ago? Did you report it to your bosses?’

The agents nodded. One of them said: “Yes; we sent it up. We submitted it to the top guy.’

The informant was animated now,

“Well; are they going to do something about it? Because, three days ago I heard back from one of those two sources; in Pakistan. He swore the attack was on its way; any time now; a month or two max.’

Tony said: “I know; I hear what you are saying, man; but doing something about this won’t be up to us. Plus, we don’t have enough information to take any action here. We don’t know when, how, or exactly where. The only thing we have is: Mujahideen, Kamikaze Pilots, Bin Laden, five cities, and airplanes. That ain’t enough.’

The informant reasoned:

“I’ve been thinking about this; trying to make more sense out of it myself. The source mumbled something about tall buildings. Maybe they will blow up the plane over some tall buildings; I don’t know. Maybe the FBI can get more specifics from the Pakistanis; ISI. Have they tried? After all they are your guys, and they already know all about this.’

The agents were getting exasperated and impatient, “We’ve got to go; we have a lot of work back there. We have done all we could. We reported it to the guy in charge; now, it is up to them.’

As we turned around and walked away, the informant yelled in Farsi:

“Why don’t you discuss it with the CIA? They know. Tell the White House. Don’t let “them’ sit on this until it is too late”‘

I asked Tony, “Maybe sharing this with other agencies is not a bad idea. What do you think?’

He rolled his eyes “not up to us Behrooz. As far as the White House goes, the HQ guys will include it in their briefings; I’m sure they’ve already done so. Frields is obligated to submit what he got, everything he gets under Counterterrorism, to the HQ guys in charge of Whitehouse National Security Briefings. He always does. So, the White House and other agencies have already heard about this. Let’s drop this man; will ya?’

That was the last time we ever discussed this case before the 9/11 attacks took place. The only other person I told this to and showed the 302 forms and the translation report, before September 11, was Amin here. Then, on that Tuesday morning on September 11 everything came back to me and hit me on the head like several tons of bricks.

That morning, we heard the news, and all of us ran out to the next unit to watch the CNN footage on the TV screens installed out there. As soon as I saw the planes hitting those buildings I said to myself: “Oh my God, oh dear God; we were warned about this; we were told about this; very specifically’ I almost fainted; I kept hearing the informant’s words; I kept hearing his last warnings begging us to do something fast. And we had done NOTHING. Now it was already way too late. I felt nauseous; I felt sick.

A few minutes later I saw one of the two agents; I started making my way into the crowd gathered in front of the TV screens, hundreds of people, and walked toward the agent. He spotted me before I got to him; we locked eyes; knowing eyes. He felt what I was feeling; he knew what I knew; he thought what I was thinking; we were responsible for this. Someone in the FBI would be hung for this.

When I got close to him I asked “what are we going to do? What should we do next?’ He shook his head and whispered: “I don’t know. I cannot even think straight right now. I don’t know Behrooz. We fucked this up; the Bureau fucked our country. Why?! Oh God; we let this happen.’ With that said he ran out of the room. I went back to check my drawer and make sure that I still had everything: the 302 forms, from both meetings, my translation reports; both of them. They were all there.

A few days later, when I got together with both agents and Amin to go over an assignment, I brought up the topic. They avoided eye contact with me. I asked the agents what they were going to do; if they’d already done something. At first they were evasive. Then, after I insisted, one of them, Tony, said: “Listen; Frields called us into his office and gave us an order; an absolute order.’ I asked them what the order was. He said “we never got any warnings. Those conversations never existed; it never happened; period. He said this is very sensitive”and that no one should ever mention a word about this case; period.’

#This article was originally published at boilingfrogspot.com

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CIA and IsraHell Intelligence Take Out iranian Nuke Centrifuges

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by Bob Nichols

  

An Act of War – Will Iran Respond?

(San Francisco) – Iran’s publicly avowed goal, stated world wide, is to go into the uranium fuel rod business, not build nuclear weapons. That is reflected in the uranium enrichment equipment Iran owns and operates. President Ahamadinejad is regularly seen proclaiming this all over the world in a concerted Iranian effort to steal away nuclear reactor fuel rod customers from the US or France.

 

Iranian official holds container of UF6 Tuscon Citizen

Iranian official holds container of UF6 Tuscon Citizen

The deadly serious CIA partnered with the equally lethal assassins in the Israeli Intelligence service, the Mossad, take the Iranians at their word. So do I. Actions mean everything in the nuke business, words mean nothing. Words are just fluff for a gullible public.

That said, there is no way the US, France or Israel will allow Iran to go into the uranium fuel rod business. Absolutely No, NON, Lo, Nyet, Nein, Zip, Negative, not going to happen. There are powerful differences of opinion here between America and Iran. Wars have been fought over less.

As far as the US is concerned it is just a little bit uncool and not too good of an idea for a non-client state to attempt to make nuclear weapons. This will cause a serious inter-governmental “talking-to” and a big “maybe” response is almost guaranteed. Various high level political appointees will discuss it for years in “retreats” at posh resorts all over the world. It is a good gig if you can get it.

US politicians will drone on endlessly about the “proliferation” of nuclear weapons on all the best Sunday morning radio and TV talk shows. Corporate paid columnists using acres of newsprint are free to discuss the pros and cons endlessly. They call it Free Speech.

Al Defaiya F-35

Al Defaiya F-35

It is absolutely Verbotten, or Forbidden, however, for a Muslim State to try to enter the international nuclear fuel rod monopoly. This is Very Serious and runs a high risk of US Marines breaking down your door. Unless, of course, it is in the interests of the United States for the country to do so and US corporate interests are part of the deal and the profits.

To enter the uranium fuel rod market a country requires thousands of centrifuges; “baby” centrifuges to make uranium reactor fuel or really stout centrifuges to spin up bomb grade Uranium 235. Of course, the bomb grade centrifuges can do both functions; but, it is not very cost efficient.

What is a Centrifuge?

I asked Geek dot com “What is a Centrifuge?” The straightforward answer was in part: “A centrifuge is any number of devices that spin at a high speed to press objects outward with centrifugal force. It is easy to see centrifugal force by performing a simple experiment. Fill a bucket half way full with water. A large tumbler will work as well, but it isn’t as easy to use. Now you have a basic centrifuge.”

The WiseGeek article continues: “Find a clear space where you won’t hit anything or anyone with your centrifuge. With your arm at your side, quickly spin it in a circle, up over your head and back down to the ground. The centrifugal force created by spinning the bucket or tumbler will keep the water inside. This is a simple example of a centrifuge.”

Further down the page a regular, non-geek person points out that a washing machine is a centrifuge. A clothes basket with holes in it for the escaping water spins around a water tight enclosure, open at the top, to separate the water from the clothes.

A Whirlpool Model “WTW4800XQ 27” Top-Load Washer with 3.5 cu. ft. Capacity” clothes washer spins the 19 in diameter clothes basket at 700 RPM or 39.56 MPH during the Spin cycle.  Imagine the same clothes washer spinning at the speed of sound at sea level. The clothes basket would slightly exceed 17,386.2 RPM.

The poor old washing machine would fly apart long before that, especially if it was filled with about the heaviest chunks of metal on this planet. Now imagine a Big laundromat with 956 of the screaming washing machines all coming apart and shooting pieces of shrapnel at the others about the same time. The dying machines are also spewing radioactive metal all over the room. Somebody could get killed.

Would you volunteer to go inside the highly radioactive room for a clean up detail? Would you go if you were handsomely paid to do so? Just how long do you think you would live before you died of radiation and heavy metal poisoning?

Enter the CIA and Mossad

Time now for the CIA and Mossad Computer Hackers – big time Cyber Warfare experts. This century’s government financed business protection scheme.

The United States’ CIA and the Israeli Mossad labored in tandem for years to concoct and test a computer virus from Hell at the secret Dimona Nuclear Bomb Factory in the Israeli Negev Desert. It is called the Stuxnet computer worm. Its job was to kill the Iranian uranium fuel rod making business in a scenario like that outlined below. It was unleashed in September, 2010.

The CIA/Mossad plot was a brilliant, well planned and executed strike on the nuclear fuel rod uranium processing, German Siemens computer controllers in the heart of the Iranian nuclear complex. In earlier, simpler times it would have been called an act of war.

The EU’s cyber security agency has warned that the enigmatic and deadly Stuxnet worm represents a “paradigm shift” in digital warfare. “Stuxnet is a new class and dimension of malware. The attackers [clearly] invested a substantial amount of time and money to build such a complex attack tool,” explained ENISA executive director Dr. Udo Helmbrecht.

EEA Fokker 1917

EEA Fokker 1917

“[I would compare it to] the arrival of an F-35 fighter jet on a World War I battlefield…[It is obviously] much superior to anything ever seen before, and to what was assumed possible.” German computer security expert Ralph Langner opined in a recent report quoted by the Jerusalem Post.

Iran operated at least 3,000 baby uranium fuel making Centrifuges. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad openly states Iran’s goal is to run 56,000 uranium fuel rod grade centrifuges and has done so openly all over the world.

That’s plenty of centrifuges to make uranium fuel for reactors everywhere. He’s like a used car salesman soliciting business. The US and France carefully take note of his brash solicitations of their monopolized customer base.

Recently South Africa booted the French out of South Africa the day before they were to sign a contract for up to six of France’s troubled Experimental DoubleWide Reactors under construction in Finland and Normandy. Both are years behind schedule and billions of Euros over budget.

By contrast, the US and their favored nuclear corporations own and operate 3,000 big, hefty Bomb Grade uranium centrifuges. These big boy centrifuges are capable of spinning one of the heaviest metals in the world at the supersonic speeds necessary to separate and produce radioactive uranium material for nuclear bombs. It is, of course, the fissile isotope Uranium 235.

The differences between the two centrifuges are formidable. The differences between a child’s tricycle and Formula One or NASCAR race cars come to mind. All have wheels; but, that is about the only similarity.

Child's Tricycle

Child’s Tricycle

A large and influential American newspaper syndicate, that of the New York Times, charges, without justification or IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) confirmation, the Iranian centrifuges are to make Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) for nuclear weapons – not uranium fuel for reactors.

Nuke Bomb talk immediately gets the attention of the American people and American politicians. Nuclear bomb talk by “officials” always sucks all the oxygen out of a room and immediately sidelines talk of fixing schools and the potholes in the streets.

America remains the only country in the world to actually USE nuclear weapons on people in a war – on what turned out to be civilian targets, too. Perhaps that is one of the reasons Americans remain spooky about nuke bomb talk. Nuclear policy makers follow with their cold gaze as Iran is targeted in the nerve centers of the American nuclear war capabilities – the eight nuclear weapons labs, the Pentagon and the New York Times.

We are informed, from people who should know those sorts of things, that Iran does not have the tools necessary to build nuke weapons; what’s more, that Iran can’t buy them or steal them. These are not minor or inconsequential items. One essential component part is tons of high quality Melange Steel. It is an Internationally Banned Transaction to sell any of it to Iran.

The Iranians have even tried carbon fiber for centrifuges as a substitute for Steel. Nope, Carbon Fiber won’t work for the big centrifuges. No way, it takes a very specialized high grade steel to withstand the extreme abuse of the big centrifuges.

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The “P-1” or first level centrifuges Iran owns are toys compared to the bigger, stronger, bomb grade melange steel centrifuges. The little ones can spin till Dooms Day; but, 5% grade Uranium 235 fuel rods are the best they will ever do. That doesn’t even come within spittin’ distance of the 90 percent plus pure Uranium 235 required for a nuclear weapon.

“Why not?”

The faster a centrifuges spins, the stronger it must be. The heavier the load in a centrifuge is, the stronger it must be. There are few rocks or chunks of metal heavier that uranium. There are few substances, if any, more abrasive than fast moving uranium sand.

Bomb grade uranium centrifuges spin at more than 700 mph, or 1,126 kmph, with a load containing one of the heaviest metals on Planet Earth. Those are really heavy uranium BBs moving at supersonic speeds.

The baby centrifuges fly apart and disintegrate at the supersonic plus speeds required to make nuke weapons… and, that is exactly what the CIA/Mossad computer hacker Scam team counted on. The entire multi-million dollar operation was dependent on taking the Iranians exactly at their word – they actually WERE making uranium for reactor fuel rods – not for nuclear weapons.

And truly, that is exactly what the American-Israeli designed Stuxnet Siemens system computer worm did. It was a brilliantly executed act of war or industrial sabotage, depending on your point of view, written for that precise target – that is to say: the toy centrifuges.

To do this, the CIA and Mossad had to know exactly what the centrifuges were and intimate details of their complete operations cycle. In other words, the espionage agencies, knew full well the Iranian centrifuges were for making Low Enriched Uranium, LEU, for reactor fuel and could not possibly be used to construct a nuclear weapon. In fact, they bet the whole Operation on it, that’s how sure of it they were.

Meanwhile, the PR branch of CIA, and their business partners for 65 years at the fully engaged New York Times, or NYT, perfected and pushed the lie that Iran was about to produce a nuclear weapon, or even two.

The story goes something like this: the insane Iranians would build a single small nuclear weapon and immediately fire it at Israel to kill all the Jews they could in one grand; but, hopelessly suicidal gesture. The CIA PR team and the NYT syndicate promote it. Together they have a stunningly effective world wide reach with lots of echo chamber repetition built in.

First off, just like in a Hollywood or Bollywood, India movie script the Stuxnet computer worm recorded hours of normal operations making fuel rod grade uranium. Next, the worm played back the “Normal” operation to the duped Iranian Nuclear Fuel Operators’ on their Monitors for hours. The hoodwinked Operators were completely blind to the mayhem actually going on in the centrifuge rooms.

Situation Critical: CIA Starts the Destructo Sequence.

Under cover of “Normal” Operations playback, the StuxNet computer worm spun the Centrifuges up towards the 700 mph, or 1126 kph, speeds necessary to make weapons grade uranium. Needless to say, the 954 baby centrifuges operating in that Uranium cascade destroyed themselves and disintegrated, just like CIA knew they would. In so doing, the underground room was hopelessly contaminated with radioactive uranium hexafluoride gas (UF6).

As a direct result, a likely competitor to the US/French monopoly in uranium fuel rods for Western reactors  just “went away,” as the old saying goes.

The ever faithful New York Times then boldly headlined that the Iranian nuclear weapons menace to civilization had been put back a few years. Of course, it was the threat of competition in the nuclear fuel rod business that “went away,” though.

The unmistakable translation to the US and French nuclear insiders in the massively government subsidized and very profitable nuke reactor fuel business was: “Good. You can raise prices on uranium fuel rods now. Uncle Sugar’s hacker crew took out the competition as a multi-billion dollar “gift” to big business! Let’s Get It On! Your pals at CIA/Mossad/NYT. Have a good day.”

A Large Scale Evil that Needs Killin’.

The temptation to act can be overwhelming. The temptation to act on the likes of the CIA-Mossad-NYT lies is one of those occasions where the truth is often blurred. Blurred on purpose, because the people pulling the strings are wanting to make a lot of money quick. That pressure can create an itchy trigger finger in susceptible people. When the weapons were single shot pistols in the Old West in America it was one thing. Two people and maybe a few bystanders might get maimed or killed.

Playing around with tons of uranium hexafloride gas (UF6) is another. This radioactive poison gas can kill millions and go around the world. The stuff never goes away. There is no treatment; there is no cure. The people who order it used in War are criminals. They should be tried with everything all legal, the way it is supposed to be with the rule of law.

But make no mistake about it. These are perps of a Large Scale Evil that will destroy life on Earth. Punishments for War Crimes are severe – Life at Hard Labor or Death – as they should be. Never has any criminal class deserved their just reward more richly.

Related Articles.

“IRAN: Building a Nuclear Weapon? You’re Kidding, Right?”Bob Nichols, August 21, 2010, VeteransToday,

Sources and Notes.

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“What is a Centrifuge?”Geek dot com

“RPM convert to MPH?”Yahoo Answers. 

“‘StuxNet specifically targeted Iranian nuclear program’,”JPost Staff, 11/20/2010

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Meet Zionist Suleiman: Diplomat, Torture, Renditionist, and Manager of the Billion Dollar Enterprise Known as Egypt Inc.

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By: Sammi Ibrahem

Omar Suleiman

Zionist Omar Suleiman was born July 2, 1936.  He is an Egyptian politician and military figure who was appointed Vice President of Egypt on January 29, 2011. Previously, he was Minister without Portfolio and Director of the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate (EGID), the national intelligence agency, from 1993 to 2011. Due to the lack of an alternative acceptable to Zionist Hosni Mu-Barak, some have speculated that Suleiman will succeed Egypt Inc.

CEO Hosni Mu-barak as President and CEO when he gets kicked upstairs and into his Chairman Emeritus position living lavishly on his reported $ 40 to $ 70 billion dollars absconded from his years of plunder whilst the people in the land of the Pharoahs remain in bondage.   So get ready for Pharoah Suleiman.   How much is Zionist Suleiman worth?  What’s his game?  What’s his plan to cash in?  How will the CIA use his talents for future violations of human rights?   So many questions!

Students, union activists and opposition bloggers within Egypt all remain opposed to Zionist Suleiman legitimately running the country without elections taking place. Human rights groups tie Zionist Suleiman’s career to a regime marked by widespread abuses and assert that Egyptians “see Zionist Suleiman as Mu-Barak II, especially after the lengthy interview he gave to state television Feb. 3 in which he accused the demonstrators in Tahrir Square of implementing foreign agendas.” In response, Suleiman has blamed “certain friendly nations who have television channels, they’re not friendly at all, who have intensified the youth against the nation and the state”

Early life and education

Zionist Suleiman was born in Qena in Southern Egypt. He left Qena for Cairo in 1954, at the age of nineteen, to enroll in Egypt’s prestigious Military Academy. He received additional military training in the former Soviet Union at Moscow’s Frunze Military Academy. He is known to have participated in both the Six-Day and Yom Kippur wars. In the mid-1980′s he earned additional degrees: a bachelor’s degree from Ain Shams University and a master’s degree from Cairo University, both in Political Science. Zionist Suleiman was transferred to military intelligence and, fluent in English, he began what was to be a long relationship between Egypt and the United States.
Egyptian intelligence career

Zionist Suleiman became the director of military intelligence in 1991. In 1993, he became the chief of the Egyptian General Intelligence Service (EGIS). In 1995, it is said that he insisted that Zionist Mu-Barak ride in an armored car during a visit to Ethiopia. A would-be assassin fired on the vehicle, but Mu-Barak escaped without injury due to the added precautions. His name has become known only in recent years, breaking the tradition of keeping the name of the Egyptian head of Intelligence a secret known only to top government officials. It was released in the media around 2000.

In his role as Director of EGID, the British Daily Telegraph dubbed him as “one of the world’s most powerful spy chiefs”. In 2009, Foreign Policy magazine ranked him the Middle East’s most powerful intelligence chief, ahead of Mossad chief at the time Meir Dagan.

CIA rendition program controversy

Zionist Suleiman has been implicated as directly involved in the controversial CIA “rendition” program. Journalist Stephen Grey in his work, “Ghost Plane”, states that after taking over as intelligence director, Zionist Suleiman oversaw an agreement with the US in 1995 that allowed for suspected militants to be secretly transferred to Egypt for questioning.[11] Although Zionist Suleiman’s Egyptian Intelligence was required to provide “assurances” that prisoners handed over through this program would not be subjected to torture, at least one CIA officer has testified that such assurances from them were unofficially regarded as worthless as “a bucket of warm spit”.

He has been accused of complicity in torture of Al-Qaeda suspects in Egypt. Particularly, the case of Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi who was captured and handed over to Zionist Suleiman. The information al-Libi gave under torture was cited by US officials in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq as evidence of a connection between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda. Al-Libi later recanted his confession.
Political role and accession to the vice presidency

Zionist Suleiman is seen as a very close and trusted ally of Zionist Mu-Barak, sharing many of his views on key issues such as Iran, Egyptian relations with IsraHell and the United States, and treatment of the Muslim Brotherhood. Although he was a military man who by law is not a member of Mu-Barak’s National Democratic Party, he preferred suits to military uniforms and is seen as a major link between Egyptian political and military elites.[3] Due to his role in the regional political scene and the lack of an alternative candidate acceptable to Zionist Hosni Mu-Barak, some have speculated that Zionist Suleiman will succeed Mu-Barak as President. In particular, he is seen as the choice of the Egyptian military establishment. On January 29, 2011, he was named Vice President of Egypt during the civil unrest, ending a vacancy in the position that lasted almost 30 years.

False allegations of an assassination attempt

On February 5, 2010 a senior Egyptian security source denied reports of an assassination attempt on Zionist Omar Suleiman, saying there was no truth to them at all. FoxNews reported an unnamed official in the Obama Administration asserted there was an assassination attempt on Zionist Suleiman “soon after Zionist Suleiman was appointed”, and claimed that it took the form of an attack on Suleiman’s motorcade.[14] Wolfgang Ischinger, host of the Munich Security Conference and originator of the incorrect allegations, later said he “was led to believe that we had a confirmed report but in fact we didn’t” and also added that the information had come from an “unsubstantiated source.”

Perceptions of Zionist Suleiman

AlJazeera describes Zionist Suleiman as the unelected Vice President of Egypt, eminence grise to President Hosni Mu-Barak, and point man for Egypt’s secret relations with IsraHell. Jane Meyer of the New Yorker notes that Zionist Suleiman remains controversial because he “has headed the feared Egyptian general intelligence service” and also describes his role in allowing controversial torture methods under US rendition programs which may have generated bad intelligence.

In turn, Zionist Suleiman has blamed journalists for the current uprising in Egypt. “I actually blame certain friendly nations who have television channels, they’re not friendly at all, who have intensified the youth against the nation and the state,” Zionist Suleiman said in a TV address. “They have filled in the minds of the youth with wrongdoings, with allegations and this is unacceptable. … They should have never done that. They should have never sent this enemy spirit,” he said.[6] The Committee to Protect Journalists replied that “it is stupefying that the government continues to send out thugs and plainclothes police to attack journalists and to ransack media bureaus”.[18] State Department spokesman Philip J. Crowley said “we have traced it to elements close to the government, or the ruling party,” and said “I don’t know that we have a sense how far up the chain it went.”

In Egypt

Bloomberg has reported that Zionist Suleiman “lacks the support where he now needs it most: the streets of Cairo”. “The Egyptians don’t want Mubarak and they don’t want Zionist Suleiman,” said Chayma Hassabo, a researcher on Arab political movements at Cedej, a Cairo-based research center. AlJazeera has written Suleiman “does not have a high opinion of Islam in politics, and is not shy about telling Western audiences the lengths he will go to allow his security services to keep the Muslim Brotherhood and their offshoots at bay.”

The young guard in Egypt is opposed to Suleiman running the country without elections taking place. Students, union activists and opposition bloggers within Egypt all remain opposed to Suleiman.

In response to the appointment of Zionist Omar Suleiman as the new Vice President of Egypt, ElBaradei stated that it was a “hopeless, desperate attempt by Mubarak to stay in power, I think it is loud and clear…that Mu-Barak has to leave today”.

 

Egypt Inc and Omar Suleiman

In the United States

Cables released by Wikileaks suggested Zionist Suleiman enjoyed a strong relationship with the Central Intelligence Agency. “Our intelligence collaboration with Oman Zionist Soliman is now probably the most successful element of the relationship” with Egypt, said a 2006 U.S. diplomatic cable that used an alternative transliteration of his name which also described Zionist Suleiman as Mu-Barak’s “consigliere” on foreign policy.
In the Middle East

Maha Azzam, a fellow at Chatham House, a London-based international affairs research institute, said “the IsraHellis are happy with Zionist Omar Suleiman, he has been pivotal in the peace process, he’s someone they know and someone they can deal with.” Avigdor Lieberman, the Deputy Prime Minister of IsraHell, has expressed “his respect and appreciation for Egypt’s leading role in the region and his personal respect for Egyptian Zionist Hosni Mu-Barak and Minister Zionist Suleiman”.

PressTV has reported that Egyptians “associate Zionist Omar Suleiman, now the Vice President who was sworn in today, with a new puppet of the US government – someone to maintain hegemony here in this region because, as I mentioned, without Egypt you have no control over the Palestinian territory, especially Gaza; and, of course, the IsraHell connection is something to note.”

From human rights groups

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch assert Zionist Suleiman’s career has moved in lockstep with a regime marked by widespread abuses. “Torture is an endemic problem in Egypt and ending police abuse has been a driving element behind the massive popular demonstrations that swept Egypt over the past week,” Human Rights Watch said in a January report.

Human Rights Watch has further written that “Egyptians, particularly those of us calling for an end to Mu-Barak’s three-decade rule, see Zionist Suleiman as Mu-Barak II, especially after the lengthy interview he gave to state television Feb. 3 in which he accused the demonstrators in Tahrir Square of implementing foreign agendas. He did not even bother to veil his threats of retaliation against protesters.”

As people in Egypt and around the world speculate about the fate of the Mu-Barak regime, one thing should be very clear: Zionist Omar Suleiman is not the man to bring democracy to the country. His hands are too dirty, and any “stability” he might be imagined to bring to the country and the region comes at way too high a price. Hopefully, the Egyptians who are thronging the streets and demanding a new era of freedom will make his removal from power part of their demands, too.

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We don’t ask anyone for our Freedom. we will get our freedom

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Demonstration in support of Democracy in Egypt

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 London 5/02/11

The following snapshots were taken earlier today outside the Egyptian Embassy in London.  I am hoping they catch the positive and diverse atmosphere that prevailed throughout the afternoon.They are dedicated to the brave activists maintaining the pressure in Egypt and abroad in the hope of a better future.
 
 

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IsraHell places resources at Suleiman’s disposal ”to protect the Egyptian regime”

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The Zionist state has offered to place “all its capabilities” at the disposal of General Omar Suleiman, the recently appointed Vice President of Egypt for the “protection of the regime in Egypt”.

Former Director of the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate (EGID), and current ‘vice-president’ Omar Suleiman is told he has Israeli assets at his disposal

Via the Middle-East Monitor

Well-placed Israeli sources have disclosed that the Zionist state has offered to place “all its capabilities” at the disposal of General Omar Suleiman, the recently appointed Vice President of Egypt, for the “protection of the regime in Egypt”. This offer includes the implementation of “various operations to end the popular revolution”. Israel has also asked Suleiman to work on preventing arms being smuggled into the Gaza Strip.

An official in Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said that the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu called Suleiman, who is also the director of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service, and expressed his concern about the situation in Egypt. Netanyahu apparently suggested the possibility of Israeli intelligence personnel undertaking various specialist operations to bring an end to the demonstrations. The source added that Netanyahu and Suleiman also discussed ways of securing the border between Israel and Egypt.

The Hebrew newspaper Ma’ariv revealed that in recent days highly placed individuals in Netanyahu’s office have conducted a series of telephone conversations with Suleiman to impress on the Vice President the necessity of coordinating on security with Israel. The telephone conversations were described as “urgent” and were designed to alert the Egyptians about the consequences of losing control of the tunnels described by many as Gaza’s “lifeline” during the Israeli blockade. Israel is, claims Ma’ariv, concerned about increased activity in the tunnels “given the developments in progress inside Egypt” which have seen the Egyptian army “softening its anti-smuggling activities”. In addition, it is claimed that there has been an increase in the number of illegal immigrants entering Israel from Egyptian territory.

Sources inside the Israeli Foreign Ministry said that Israel does not rule out General Suleiman “sacrificing his ties to Israel in order to satisfy the Egyptian street and bestow a measure of legitimacy on his appointment in the general opinion of the public”. Suleiman maintains strong ties with Israeli officials and was responsible for several files linked to the Zionist state, including those relating

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Egyptian Intifada reveals Washington’s true Zionist colors, say protesters

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Egyptian Intifada reveals Washington’s true Zionist colors, say protesters

By Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani,

 

CAIRO, Feb 3, 2011 (Veterans Today) – Fed up with the political repression and economic malaise that have been central features of President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year-rule, the Egyptian people have hit the streets in the hundreds of thousands for the last ten days to demand Mubarak’s removal from power.

After a week of hemming and hawing, the Obama administration on Wednesday declared that Egypt’s transition to a new government “must begin now.” But many of the Egyptians at the forefront of the ongoing protests reject Washington’s stated support for political change, saying that the US — despite its democratic pretensions — has no real desire to see an end of the Israel-friendly regime in Cairo.

“Washington’s stated support for ‘political reform’ in Egypt is intended for media consumption,” Abdelhalim Kandil, prominent Egyptian opposition figure and active demonstrator, told Veterans Today. “Regardless of what it says publicly, the US — along with its best friend in the region, Israel — is keen to see the Mubarak regime remain firmly in power.”

On January 25, popular demonstrations originally organized to protest police abuses and official corruption quickly snowballed beyond anyone’s expectations. Thousands of protesters — tens of thousands in some areas — turned out across the country to demand free elections and the termination of Egypt’s draconian Emergency Law. In addition to these political grievances, demonstrators also demanded relief from crushing inflation and rampant unemployment.

“The vast majority of those participating in the demonstrations are ordinary Egyptians fed up with the political and economic status quo,” Sarah Ramadan, 20-year-old political activist from Cairo, told Veterans Today.

For the next nine days, demonstrations staged countrywide grew in size and intensity, with the biggest being held in Cairo’s centrally-located Tahrir Square. As security forces used increasingly violent methods to quell the protests, offices of Mubarak’s ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) — along with many local police stations — were burnt to the ground in provinces across Egypt.

On Friday evening, the Egyptian army was deployed on the streets of Cairo, Alexandria and Suez. But despite the imposition of government curfews, demonstrators remained on the streets, vowing to step up their protests until their demands for Mubarak’s ouster were met. Hundreds of protesters have been killed so far and thousand injured in violent clashes with police. Exact casualty figures, however, remain unavailable.

On Saturday, Mubarak dismissed his government — which had been dominated by a clique of unpopular business tycoons — and appointed a new prime minister. In a first since becoming president in 1981, Mubarak also appointed a vice-president, fulfilling a longstanding demand of the Egyptian opposition. The new VP, General intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, would be tasked with “holding dialog” with various opposition forces, the president said.

In a televised address on Wednesday night, Mubarak stressed his commitment to the nation’s “security and independence” so as to “ensure a peaceful transfer of power in circumstances that protect Egypt and the Egyptians.” He went on to say he would not seek a sixth term as president in upcoming elections slated for later this year, and promised to amend articles of the constitution that regulate the electoral process.

“I will entrust the new government to perform in ways that will achieve the legitimate rights of the people and that its performance should express the people and their aspirations of political, social and economic reform and to allow job opportunities and combating poverty, realizing social justice,” Mubarak stated. “In this context, I charge the police apparatus to carry out its duty in serving the people, protecting the citizens with integrity and honor with complete respect for their rights, freedom and dignity.”


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The promises, however, failed to satisfy demonstrators, leaders of whom say they want nothing less than the removal of Mubarak and anyone associated with his longstanding regime.

“We will not stop demonstrating until our demands are met,” Mahmoud Adel al-Heta, a 23-year-old political activist and protester, told Veterans Today. “These demands include the immediate departure of the Mubarak regime; the formation of a popular committee mandated with drawing up a new national constitution; the holding of free and fair presidential and parliamentary elections; and the immediate formation of a transitional government.”

Shortly after Mubarak’s address, US President Barack Obama — under intense pressure to make a show of support for Egyptian democratic aspirations — issued a statement in which he said that Mubarak “recognizes that the status quo is not sustainable and a change must take place.” He added that political transition “must be meaningful, it must be peaceful and it must begin now.”

“Furthermore, the process must include a broad spectrum of Egyptian voices and opposition parties,” Obama added. “It should lead to elections that are free and fair. And it should result in a government that’s not only grounded in democratic principles but is also responsive to the aspirations of the Egyptian people.”

But many of the Egyptian activists at the center of the storm showed contempt for Washington’s tepid show of support, saying that the US commitment to Egypt’s “stability” — and, by extension, Israeli security — far outweighs its commitment to Egyptian democracy.

“The Obama administration’s stated commitment to democracy pales in comparison to its commitment to Israel’s wellbeing,” said Kandil. “Washington has always pretended to support democratic reform in Egypt, but it will never bring serious pressure to bear on the ruling regime, which represents a vital aspect of Israeli security.”

“US administrations come and go, but US Middle East policy remains the same, and the chief aspect of that policy is ensuring Israel’s perpetual domination over the region — not fostering democracy in the Arab world,” he added. “The Zionist lobby’s extensive control over US policymaking, coupled with the Zionist ownership of most US media, has led to a situation in which successive US administrations end up putting Israel’s interests before those of the US itself.”

A number of other Egyptian demonstrators who spoke to Veterans Today echoed this view.

“Despite statements by the White House that appear to support our uprising, we’re fully aware that the US has an interest in keeping the Mubarak regime — or something else very much like it — in control of Egypt,” said Khaled al-Sayyed, a 22-year-old protester who has participated in the Tahrir Square demonstrations for the last ten days, told Veterans Today. “We are also aware that Washington’s primary concern is the security of Israel, which the Mubarak regime has faithfully served for the last 30 years. We therefore completely reject any US interference in Egypt’s domestic affairs.”

“At the end of the day, the US supports the Mubarak regime because the ‘stability’ of Egypt — the biggest country in the Arab world — is in Israel’s interest,” concurred Adel al-Heta. “Everyone knows that Washington’s declared support for democracy in the Middle East is only for show.”

Egypt has had diplomatic relations with the Zionist state since the signing of the Camp David peace accords in 1979. Since then, the US has provided Egypt with some $28 billion in development aid and a further $1.3 billion in annual military assistance, making Egypt the second largest recipient of US largesse after Israel. The only other Arab country to have official relations with the Zionist state is the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which signed its own peace deal with Tel Aviv in 1994.

In return for the kindness, the Mubarak regime has continued to implement a number of policies advantageous to Israel, despite widespread public opposition. These include assisting Israel in its four-year-old siege of the Gaza Strip — which has subjected the strip’s 1.5 million people to humanitarian catastrophe — and selling Egyptian natural gas to Tel Aviv at prices lower than those at which it is sold to the poverty-stricken Egyptian public.

Many observers believe that free elections in Egypt would likely yield a dramatic reorientation of Egyptian policy vis-à-vis the self-proclaimed Jewish state — one much more in line with public opinion.

“Despite the peace treaty, most Egyptians continue to see Israel as an enemy due to its continued occupation and theft of Palestinian land and its homicidal policies against the Palestinians,” said Kandil. “A democratically-elected Egyptian government would, in accordance with the will of the Egyptian people, oppose Israel and support the Palestinian resistance — and Washington knows that.”

Even before the uprising in Egypt, public statements emanating from Israeli officialdom indicated Tel Aviv’s approval of — and support for — the Mubarak regime.

To cite one recent example, certain Israeli officials expressed satisfaction with the results of Egypt’s parliamentary polls late last year, in which Mubarak’s ruling NDP won 97 percent of the national assembly in elections widely recognized as having been rigged. At the time, former Israeli ambassador to Egypt Eli Shaked described the NDP’s electoral victories as “positive from an Israeli point of view.”

Shaked explained: “I prefer this kind of non-democratic Egypt ruled by moderate, sensible people rather than an Egypt ruled by radical fundamentalists like the Muslim Brotherhood. It is not to the benefit of Israel to have this kind of regime in Egypt. We should pray for Mubarak to live until he is 120 years old.”

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Notably, on January 28 — as demonstrations in Egypt entered their fourth day — Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, a member of Israel’s Knesset and former defense minister, likewise expressed support for the beleaguered Egyptian president, playing down the threat posed to the Mubarak regime by the rapidly burgeoning uprising.

“I have no doubt that the situation in Egypt is under control. The [Egyptian] intelligence services, which are sophisticated, expected this after what happened in a different situation in Tunisia,” he was quoted as saying by Israeli daily The Jerusalem Post. “[Mubarak] is allowing people to let off steam. He hasn’t used police. It’s all under control. I believe in complete faith that it won’t be a problem.”

“Our relations with Egypt are strategic and intimate. Both of our leaderships have an interest in quiet and peace even if it is a quiet peace,” Ben-Eliezer, considered the Israeli politician closest to Mubarak, added. “The peace of Egypt has passed many tests of survival and many crises, and today it is just as much an Egyptian interest as it is ours.”

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, meanwhile, has instructed his ministers to refrain from commenting publicly on events in Egypt. But on Monday, reports emerged that the Israeli Foreign Ministry had directed its diplomats in the US, Canada, China, Russia and Europe to impress upon their host nations the importance of Egypt’s stability.

“We are closely monitoring events in Egypt and the region and are making efforts to preserve its security and stability,” Netanyahu had been quoted as saying one day earlier.

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According to Kandil, such gestures of support for Mubarak on the part of Israeli officialdom “reveal the Mubarak regime’s extreme importance to Israeli strategic interests.” He went on to recall statements by Ben-Eliezer last year in which the latter referred to the Egyptian president as “a strategic treasure” for Israel.

The regime’s apparent intimacy with Israel, meanwhile, has not been lost on protesters. “Oh Mubrak, Oh Mubarak, they’re waiting for you in Tel Aviv,” they could be heard chanting in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. “I had to speak to him in Hebrew because he didn’t understand Arabic.”

Most recently, on Thursday afternoon, Iranian satellite news network Press TV reported that a group of demonstrators in Cairo had “captured a member of the Israeli General Staff Reconnaissance Unit” who was attempting to infiltrate the demonstrations. While the network showed amateur video purportedly taken of the event, this remains unconfirmed.

As of press time on Thursday evening local time, the anti-Mubarak demonstrations were still going strong, despite fresh violence that saw at least five protesters killed in Tahrir Square — and thousands injured — within the last two days. Nevertheless, demonstrators plan to redouble their efforts, and even larger protests are expected after Friday prayers tomorrow at noon.

“Egypt’s Intifada we will continue until our demands are met,” said al-Sayyed, “first and foremost of which is the removal of Mubarak and virtually everyone close to his dictatorial regime.”

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NETANYAHU AND MU-BARAK

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by Alan Hart 

 

THE “BROTHERS”

 

Netanyahu & Co. must be proud of Mu-Barak and his thugs

 

By Alan Hart STAFF WRITER

 

For many years I believed that Israel’s leaders have no equals in the business of saying one thing and doing another. But Mubarak has proved me wrong. He went on television to tell Egyptians that he would be staying on for some months because only he could restore stability and set the stage for it to continue after he stepped down. Hours later his thugs were leading a violent attack on the peaceful, pro-democracy protesters in Cairo’s Tahir square

To his credit Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron was the first Western leader prepared to indicate that he was not fooled. With UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon at his side, he stepped out of Number 10 Downing Street to say that if the “regime” in Cairo was “sponsoring or tolerating” the violence, it was “despicable” and that such action was completely unacceptable.

To their credit the BBC’s World Service rolling television news presenters and reporters were asking the right questions about who was behind the violence from almost the moment it started. With a little time for reflection, Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen delivered an excellent report in which he said the following. “The pro-Mubarak demonstrations were well organised, not spontaneous. Numbered buses unloaded supporters. Many placards looked as if they had been made by professional sign writers.” This report also had a pro-democracy campaigner saying, “Mubarak will destroy the whole nation before he goes.” The report concluded with Jeremy, close up to camera, commenting, “He won’t go quietly.”

Eventually U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was on the same page as Britain’s Cameron. She telephoned Omar Suleiman, Mubarak’s new vice-president (the Egyptian police state’s intelligence chief for two decades and who was/is regarded by Israel’s Mossad as a colleague in common cause). Clinton condemned the violence and said people had to be called to account for what was “a clear attempt to intimidate the protesters.” She also told Suleiman the transition to a more democratic society had to start “now”. (When reporters subsequently asked what “now” meant, a spokesman replied, “Yesterday”).

Off-the-record, Western diplomats seemed to be in no doubt that the violence was led by some of Mubarak’s state security agents including policemen with their uniforms off. Unfortunately for the regime, some forgot to discard their ID cards and they were found on the thugs when they were grabbed and searched by pro-democracy campaigners.

The Mubarak regime’s strategy was (and at the time of writing still is) to discredit the pro-democracy campaigners by causing Egyptians to have an overwhelming fear of insecurity, and thus an inclination to side with the regime on the grounds that ending the anti-Mubarak protests is essential if stability is to return and be maintained.

What of Mubarak himself? I imagine he believes that if he can see off the protestors, he can use the time he thinks he has left in power to create a new order that will carry on when he is gone from where his old one left off. That is most certainly the outcome Netanyahu & Co want. So they must have been delighted when Mubarak or somebody in his inner circle (government or party) gave the system’s thugs the greenlight for what Mohamed ElBaradie rightly called a “criminal act”.

In theory it’s now Egypt’s generals who will decide when Mubarak goes. The problem is that many of them are deeply corrupt, and few if any will relish the idea of being the one who tells him that his time is up.

It might take a telephone call from Obama to one of them to make it happen.

If it doesn’t happen, Egypt might be heading on what remains of Mubarak’s long watch for economic collapse and complete chaos, even something approaching civil war. (I don’t think the lady who told the BBC’s Jeremy Bowen that Mubarak will destroy everything before he goes would necessarily be proved right by events. But she could be).

Footnote

A short while ago an anti-Zionist Jewish friend called to ask what I think the Mossad is up to at the moment. I said I thought it was not impossible that some of its best are in Cairo advising the Mubarak regime on what has to be done if its life is to be extended. I also said I thought it was highly probable that Mossad agents and assets deep inside the intelligence, military and political institutions of other key Arab states were assisting their rulers to formulate counter-democracy strategies.

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