Aug 26, 2010

I Graciously Accept Rolling Stone's Obnoxiousness Award - Now Where's My Check?

Since an excited friend emailed me that I had won Matt Taibbi's "Most Obnoxious Thing on the Internet This Month" award, I have been looking forward to my $10,000 check and working on my acceptance speech. Here is a draft of that speech:

Ladies and gentlemen...I stand before you humbled, awed, and amazed to have been recognized as the author of the most obnoxious thing on the internet.

My late father, 
a two-time Olympic medalist, had to triumph over thousands of talented and determined racing sailors. Muhammad Ali, to become "the greatest" (boxer of all time), had to beat out hundreds of thousands who have tried their fists at boxing. But to become the recognized leader in internet obnoxiousness...that, I am proud to say, is a nonpareil achievement.

Today, we are living in a world in which literally billions of people are competing in internet obnoxiousness:  a world where 
cyber-hate and flame wars and even death threats abound, a world where internet porn takes up the lion's share of the bandwidth, a world in which a Google search for "Palin boob job" returns 110,000 hits. To even place in the top ten million, in internet obnoxiousness, is a magnificent accomplishment.

How, you may ask, did I manage this astonishing feat? To what do I owe my supreme success? What does it take to reach the coveted number one position?

As it turns out, my triumph -- for all it owed to hard work, pluck, determination, and a certain natural ability to be really, REALLY obnoxious -- finally boiled down to one thing: pure, unadultrated luck.

Taibbi, explaining why he felt compelled to award me the Obnoxiousness Prize, gave me high marks for my basic concept: the 
proposal for a taxpayer-funded mega-mosque at Ground Zero sporting Twin Minarets to replace the nanothermite-demolished Towers, erected as a monumental apology for falsely blaming Muslims for 9/11. But as it turns out, that wasn't enough. It was my proposal for a 9/11 truth museum that did the trick.

Taibbi explains:
He goes on. Note the excellent suggestion that the Mosque should house an "unflattering wax figurine" of former 9/11 landlord Larry Silverstein:

This mosque should house a 9/11 Truth Museum documenting the evidence that 9/11 was carried out by U.S. and Israeli insiders, not Muslims. It could include such artifacts as the laughably bogus “last will and testament of Mohammed Atta,” pieces of airplane wreckage from earlier crashes that were planted at the alleged 9/11 crash sites, WTC structural steel samples showing melting and evaporation caused by explosives, videos and other objects seized from the Israeli Mossad team that filmed and celebrated their colleagues’ destruction of the World Trade Center,unflattering wax figures of such 9/11 villains as Dick Cheney, Larry Silverstein, and Benjamin Netanyahu, and samples of nanothermite-laden World Trade Center dust.
So not only should there be a Mosque at Ground Zero, the Mosque should include an unflattering and undoubtedly absurdly anti-Semitic wax caricature of the Towers' Jewish landlord. If that isn't the "This one goes to eleven" moment of conspiratorial quackery, I'm not sure what is. If anyone else has found something more offensive in the Ground Zero discussion, let me know, but for now this is my clubhouse leader.

What incredible luck! When I wrote the piece, I had randomly selected 
CheneySilverstein and Netanyahu (I might as easily have included Rumsfeld and Myers) as 9/11 villains, purely on the basis of evidence for their complicity in 9/11, without any thought of their ethnicity. In fact, when I try to imagine unflattering wax figures of these three, the one that comes to my mind's eye is the naturally-hideous Cheney. But fortunately for me, when Matt Taibbi hears the name "Larry Silverstein," he immediately imagines a stereotypical caricature of a hook-nosed Jew. Apparently it was Taibbi's own obnoxiously bigoted imagination, in purely fortuitous juxtaposition with my own undeniable genius for relatively innocent obnoxiousness, that carried the day.

So, while I am flattered by Taibbi's Obnoxiousness Award, I am not sure that it is not Taibbi himself who deserves it. Here are a few questions for him.
Hey Matt! Why are you so quick to imagine Silverstein, whose fingerprints are all over 9/11, as a stereotypical hook-nosed Jew...and then to condemn your own depraved imagination by projecting it on me? Are you equally disgusted by the millions of stereotypically "Muslim" images of Bin Laden--who, by the way,  repeatedly denied any involvement in 9/11 and deplored the attacks as un-Islamic before his death in December 2001?

Since Taibbi is experiencing a powerful inner conflict between the anti-Jewish stereotypes he cannot help entertaining, and a superego commanding him "don't say anything negative about Jews" (actually that may be the 
media-dominators he works for, rather than his superego, issuing the command), I wonder how he would react to this article in Veterans Today:  Israeli Control of America

For the next Obnoxiousness Award, I nominate 
Israeli Control of America--which, unlike my mega-mosque proposal, actually DOES talk about Jews and Jewish power in America. The only question is whether it is the article itself, or the list of facts it contains, that is disturbing.

Anyway...In gratitude for his generous decision to honor me with the coveted Obnoxiousness Award, I have coined a new expression and named it after my esteemed benefactor.
Taibbi's truism: When truth is obnoxious, only the obnoxious can tell the truth.

Senate To Sneak Through Internet Kill Switch Bill

Legislation likely to be attached to Defense Authorization bill in bid to pass cybersecurity before midterms
Paul Joseph Watson - Prison - Thursday, August 26, 2010
The Senate is attempting to sneak through the infamous Internet kill switch cybersecurity bill by attaching it to another piece of legislation that is almost guaranteed to pass – the defense authorization bill – in an underhanded ploy to avoid the difficult task of passing cybersecurity on its own.
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“By playing that card,” IFPI lawyer Johan Schlüter told an audience gathered at an anti-P2P conference in Sweden, “we can get them to act, and start blocking sites. And once they have done that, we can get them to start blocking file-sharing sites.”
The music industry knows the drill. Equating P2P with child porn is the quickest way to make people sympathetic to their cause and get them to act accordingly.

The Gold & Silver Train Is Leaving. Catch it or be wiped out

Gold Stocks and Silver Nearing Huge Breakout

Gold Nears 8-Week High, Demand Rises 36%; Silver Tops $19

Rush Out and Buy Some Gold! Russia is Buying Gold! 

Silver "Still Cheap" After "Dramatic Move" as Gold/Silver Ratio Forms "Explosive" Pattern

Chinese Gold Demand Explodes As Inflation Fears And Government Curbs Take Hold

Germans, And Wave Of Swiss Bank Accounts, Are Piling Into Gold As If It's A New Crisis

Goldman Sucks Tells Its "Special" Clients To Sell Gold Even As It Raises Its Price Target On The Shiny Metal

How to know if you own enough gold

LMBA goes down this month?

There is no "in-between"

In a new paper, "Guessing the Trigger Point for a U.S. Debt Crisis," George Mason University professor and economics blogger Arnold Kling speculates on when the U.S. might have to pay the piper for its many (fiscal) sins.
Here is the abstract:
Leading authorities in the United States, including the Congressional Budget Office, use the term unsustainable to describe the long-term fiscal outlook. By the year 2080, spending on entitlements alone could exceed total federal tax revenues. In the very long run (meaning from the year 2035 through 2080), the problem is primarily one of excess costs in health care, meaning the tendency for health spending to grow faster than the rest of GDP. However, in the medium run, meaning from 2010 through 2035, the aging of the U.S. population is the dominant factor.
This paper explores the possibility of the U.S. experiencing a debt crisis in the medium run, meaning somewhere between 2015 and 2035. It is impossible to state precisely the trigger point for a crisis. At best, we can make guesses about some of the key parameters.
As I noted in "A Bad Assumption," one factor that many mainstream analysts did not eally take account of before the financial crisis erupted -- and still seem to be downplaying -- is the importance of confidence in a system built on a dense latticework of promises. If at some point faith begins to waver on a large-enough scale, then things can fall to pieces, as Professor Cling suggests, rather quickly:
A debt crisis can be thought of as a sudden transition from the high-confidence regime to the low-confidence regime. In the former, investors have high confidence in the sovereign’s willingness and ability to repay its debt. In the latter, investors lack such confidence. The loss of confidence leads to higher interest rates, which in turn exacerbates the sovereign’s difficulties with repaying debt, and that in turn reduces confidence still further. Hence, the shift is discontinuous, not a gradual smooth shift. There is no "in-between" regime in which investors have medium confidence in the sovereign’s debt, because the strong self-reinforcing feedback loop that characterizes investor confidence, interest rates, and fiscal viability drives those variables in either one direction or the other.

RelatedCredibility Inflation

More: Decoupling Now, Currency Crisis Soon
NIA, August 25, 2010

NIA believes that the decoupling we have been predicting of precious metals from the Dow Jones has now officially taken place. A year ago we would consistently see precious metals and stock market prices rise and fall in parallel. We have now seen the Dow Jones decline by 6.1% from its high on August 9th, along with both gold and silver rising by about 3.3% during this same time period.

The Dow Jones to gold ratio is now down to 8.1, near its low for 2010 of 7.9. The gold to silver ratio still remains at a historically high level of 66. However, silver was up today by $0.65 to $19.03 per ounce, its biggest one day gain since early June. We expect silver to significantly outperform gold in the months to come.

One year ago, almost all mainstream economists on CNBC were calling for either a "U" or a "V" shaped economic recovery. NIA said that prices were rising only due to inflation and there would be no economic recovery. NIA went into detail about how destructive government programs like the homebuyers tax credit were helping to artificially boost economic numbers, but as soon as these programs were over, economic activity would collapse to new lows. NIA was right. Now that the government has ended its homebuyers tax credit, we just saw sales of previously owned homes decline in July by 25.5% from one year ago, to their lowest level in a decade. We also saw new home sales in July based on the signing of new contracts decline by 32.4% from one year ago.

The government will report their second estimate of second quarter GDP on Friday and we will likely see a revision from growth of 2.4% down to growth of less than 2%. Keep in mind, the White House budget is projecting a GDP growth rate of 5.58% over the next five years (along with permanently low interest rates) in order to get the budget deficit down to $752 billion in 2015. With a sharp contraction in GDP likely coming in the third quarter, NIA continues to believe that the Federal Reserve will unleash the mother of all quantitative easing this fall, along with a huge push by Congress for a new stimulus plan.

U.S. mutual funds currently have about $10.5 trillion in assets, with $2.5 trillion being in bonds and $4.6 trillion being in equities. Although the amount of money invested in equities is still far greater than bonds, asset inflows into bonds have outpaced equities for 30 consecutive months. During these 30 months, $559 billion were invested into bond funds while $209.4 billion were pulled out of equity funds. It is a real shame that most retiring baby boomers who are looking for safety, are actually investing their savings into the riskiest assets of all.

The U.S. savings rate climbed in June to 6.4%, its highest level in one year. It is unfortunate that Americans who are doing the right thing by increasing their savings, are simply giving their savings away for free to the government which is spending it recklessly with no way of paying it back. When this bond bubble begins to burst, prices of commodities will explode to the upside like nothing you have ever seen before.

NIA believes that there is a risk of the bond bubble beginning to burst as early as this fall. Smart money is now loading up on commodities. In the week ended August 17th, net long holdings in futures for 20 commodities rose 2.6% to 1.18 million contracts, with the biggest rises coming in agricultural commodities like wheat and corn. Commodity assets under management gained by about $8 billion in July to over $300 billion.

The World Gold Council just announced today that gold demand surged in the second quarter of 2010 to 1,050.3 metric tons, up 36% from one year ago. This rise in demand came mostly from rising investment demand, with gold demand for backing ETFs climbing 414% and retail investment demand rising by 29%.

Because the rest of the world still likes to follow and emulate the U.S., it might be Americans who initiate the upcoming stampede out of bonds, U.S. dollars and other dollar-denominated assets, and into precious metals. For the time being, the average American is still more likely to be a seller of gold. Recycling of gold increased 35% last quarter to 496 metric tons. Once Americans become educated about how gold isn't expensive and is still trading for only 1/2 of its all time high adjusted to the CPI and 1/4 of its all time high adjusted to the real rate of price inflation, and that by recycling gold they are actually trading real money for fiat paper money, this recycling supply will diminish and the world will face a major gold shortage. The world already has a major silver shortage that will become apparent to all very soon.

NIA's co-founders still receive phone calls on a daily basis from non-NIA member friends asking for us to invest in Real Estate "short sales" and other foreclosure deals. By year 2012, NIA guarantees nobody is going to want to touch Real Estate and all of your friends will be calling you about the latest Krugerrand that they bought. Although NIA doesn't project hyperinflation to occur until the years 2014-2015, there is a serious risk of hyperinflation occurring any day now. Hedge funds need to be where the momentum is and as soon as the momentum turns against the dollar, we could see the bond bubble burst and the currency crisis begin instantaneously.

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Meme of the Mosque

From The Daily BellThursday, August 26, 2010 – by  Staff Report

From our humble point of view, the controversy surrounding the mosque near Ground Zero has already done the job it is supposed to do. Its main duty might be seen, from a promotional standpoint, as one of bringing American's attention back again to the realization that Muslims are evil and that 911 was a heinous Muslim act. This is a kind of elite dominant social theme from our perspective: "The Jihad is underway and the West needs to protect itself."

Is there perfect proof? No, of course not. But we didn't have proof about global warming either. According to the notorious emails that came to light, information contrary to the global warming promotion was indeed being suppressed. Data was rigged, alternative viewpoints were ridiculed and the United Nations itself was utilized to promote additional false information – which the powers-that-be later explained were merely mistakes.

The global warming promotion was – and is – intended, in our view (and others) to usher in a kind of carbon currency and to provide a justification to control and track the energy usage of citizens. It is not complex. It is, bluntly, an empowering meme that enables the elite to leverage legislation and data flows. There is, in fact, a new, intrusive technological system being created throughout the West called Smart Grid, and we have written about it before. The idea, apparently, is to monitor (and control) people's consumption of energy in great detail. You can see the article here: Smart Grid Trojan Horse of the New World Order?

Who do we find behind Smart Grid-type suggestions? Believe it or not, when we lift the curtain we discover M. King Hubbert, the developer of the Peak Oil Theory. Way back in 1932, he established a detailed framework for such innovations as Smart Grid. According to Hubbert, as we wrote then, "the distribution of energy resources must be monitored and measured in order for the system to work – and this is the key: monitoring and measuring."

There are many for instance (including some who frequent the pages of the Bell) who believe that Peak Oil is merely another expression of concern over the depredations of human civilization and greed for power. But what then are the chances that the developer of the Peak Oil panic happens to be the leader of a philosophical school known as Technocracy, popularized in the early-to-mid 1900s? Sure it could all be coincidence. But for those who are concerned with the ever-increasing intrusiveness of state power, and the constant expansion of such coincidences that may be seen as a bit too coincidental for comfort.

And now comes the meme of the mosque. A feedbacker of ours forwarded a "mosque" post from one Anthony Tomei of, which we excerpt as follows:
My prediction is that this mosque issue is staged to bring out three feelings in the general public:
1. To get Americans both left and right to feel some new animosity toward Muslims and Muslim people as a whole.
2. To inject elements of the "official 9/11 story" back into the national consciousness.
3. Iran pre-game.
Tomei points out what many others have, that the Imam behind the mosque Feisel Abdul Rauf runs the American Society for Muslim Advancement, which is the recipient of a virtual who's who of prestigious non profits including Carnegie and Rockefeller foundations. Additionally, he points out that Imam Feisal is a member of the elite World Economic Forum Council of 100 Leaders.
Now it may be that none of these non-profits are directly involved in the construction of the downtown New York mosque, but Saudi Arabian money apparently is. Even the mainstream media gets this point. Funny man John Stewart reported on his US TV show the other evening that the mosque may be partially funded by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a major shareholder in Fox News Corporation.
Another coincidence? (Maybe the powers-that-be just don't care after so much exposure?) 

Anyway, the main point of this putative promotion, in our view, would be to relink once again mosques with 9/11 and thus with Muslims and Islamic terror. Now New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an insider's insider, has weighed in on the issue from a "free-speech" point of view (see article excerpt above). Bloomberg, of course has bankrupted pubs all over New York by insisting that patrons not be able to smoke cigarettes indoors, but regarding the mosque, he is suddenly a free-speech champion.

Ultimately, we would posit, the issue may return to 9/11, just as Tomei writes, and hypothetically combating skepticism about aspects of the mainstream story. There remain, generally, plenty of questions about 9/11 and some of the 9/11 Commission members themselves have virtually disavowed their report. You can read the Daily Bell article here: Washington Times Covers 911 Controversy

The fallout from 9/11 has led America into two wars and provided the military industrial complex with manifold justifications for more authoritarian societies, warrantless wiretapping, doing away with habeas corpus, etc. If one believes in a power elite that is continually trying to centralize power and wealth while moving toward global governance, then 9/11 and the consequent "war on terror" have provided ample justification to help the elite realize both of these goals. Reminding people about these issues would serve a purpose.

Conclusion: It seems to us that the mosque would be a perfect kind of provocation for those who want to reinforce the meme of the "Mulsim Bogeyman" that we wrote about just recently. It is very convenient for the powers-that-be to continually incite hatred against Muslims and to relink 9/11 with Islam and mosques in the public mind. It provides continued justification for the "war on terror" and for removing civil liberties at home.



Masterminds, Mosques and Mass Insanity: “War on Terrorism” Propaganda Ratcheted up Ahead of War Escalation

By Larry Chin
 Global Research, Aug 20 2010

Exemplified by the furor over the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” in New York, and rumors of a new Al-Qaeda “mastermind”, 9/11 “war on terrorism” propaganda has been ramped up to deafening levels by various political factions. Nearly a decade since Bush/Cheney’s 9/11 false flag deception, a fearful, self-destructive US mass public remains fully brainwashed by “war on terrorism” deception, ignorant of history, and militantly oblivious to facts. The ludicrous uproar over plans to build a Muslim community center in New York, the so-called “Ground Zero mosque,” has dominated mainstream corporate news headlines. Political players from all sides, including Obama have joined the fray, attempting to prove themselves the superior “anti-terrorist”, or the better “commemorator of 9/11, when 3,000 people were killed by Muslim terrorists.” The right-wing is going berserk, gleefully. Heated arguments have exploded around religion, tolerance, democracy, etc., everything except the only fact that matters: 9/11 was a false flag operation, courtesy of the Bush-Cheney administration, carried out by an elite consensus, in order to justify the “war on terrorism”, and everything that came with it. Mass murder. Unending resource conquest. A police state within US borders. Open criminality. The perpetual threat posed by a fabricated outside enemy, and a militarized, fearful populace, remain the centerpieces of elite policy, and they have been consistently maintained by both Bush/Cheney and Obama administrations. The demonization of Muslims continues to facilitate pillage. While violent hatred continues to be directed at Muslims (and all “foreigners”), the criminals who truly massacred 3,000 people in the World Trade Center continue to enjoy power, wealth, and high positions of world “leadership,” and remain in control of virtually every aspect of society. Those who perpetuate the cover-up, including the Obama administration, still “run the world”, to mass public enthusiasm. As the “Ground Zero mosque” mushrooms into a full-blown election year battle cry by one faction or another, not one whisper of truth appears in any corporate media coverage. Meanwhile, the exhaustive and available information thoroughly exposing and destroying the official “war on terrorism” narrative is unknown to a minority of people whose critical faculties remain intact.

Mike Ruppert’s Crossing the Rubicon exposed why and how 9/11 was likely carried out by Bush/Cheney. Michel Chossudovsky’s America’s “War on Terrorism” thoroughly exposed the 9/11 deception, as well as the fact that 1) the “war on terrorism” is a fabrication that serves as the eternal pretext for global war, and that 2) “Al-Qaeda” and other “Islamic jihad” fronts are military-intelligence assets that have been continuously supported, managed and “run” by the CIA and affiliates such as Pakistan’s ISI on behalf of UK-US geostrategic interests (notably oil) going back to the Cold War. A vast number of researchers (all derided as “9/11 truthers”) such David Ray Griffincontinue to detail various aspects of the case including physical evidence. Oblivious to the availability of this mountain of “conspiracy fact”, the vast majority of the population chooses to embrace the Big Lie.

In recent weeks, mainstream corporate news headlines have exploded with the “revelation” that “Al-Qaeda” has a new leader of global operations “in charge of planning future attacks”: Adnan Shukrijumah. According to Miami-based FBI counterterrorism agent Greg LeBlanc, whose AP interview in early August is the single source for the new spate of repeated headlines, Shukrijumah is alleged to be a 15-year resident of the US “intimately familiar with US society”, and is the son of a Muslim cleric trained in Saudi Arabia. He lived in Miramar, Florida before joining terror training camps in Afghanistan in the 1990s, in order to fight the persecution of Muslims in Bosnia, Chechnya and elsewhere. Tagged by LeBlanc as the successor to his former boss Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), and taking orders directly from Osama bin Laden. A clip of Shukrijumah posted by the FBI is gibberish. There is nothing new about the Shukrijumah narrative. It is an intelligence “legend” years in the making. Chaim Kupferberg, whose classic analysis of post-9/11 “terror” propaganda (Part 1 and  Part Two) are definitive, offered the following thoughts on Shukrijumah in 2004 in a piece titled The “Official” Operative Clique for the Next 9/11. To quote Kupferberg at length:
I’m sure many of you out there are noticing a unified narrative taking shape in advance of the next expected attack. In calibrated drips and dollops, the mainstream media, in partnership with the 9/11 panel, are laying the evidentiary trail pointing to the next “Atta” and his insular cell, which apparently already seems to be “in place” stateside. Having no access at all to any insider reports, one can almost foretell the Official Legend that will follow in the wake of this clique’s first big explosion into the public consciousness, just by reading the mainstream news. Certainly, three of these major operatives, Adnan Shukrijumah, Abderrouf Jdey, and Aafia Siddiqui, are already being linked together. But Shukrijumah and Jdey are the ones to watch, for they are being intimately seeded into the Padilla/dirty bomb and Ahmed Ressam/Canadian clique/West Coast threads of 9/11. Recently, Shukrijumah was mentioned as the guy likely doing surveillance of the New York buildings in the latest terror alert. But that was supposed to be old information. Yet Shukrijumah has been showing up all over the radar in the past year alongside Jdey and Siddiqui.
When Abu Musab Zarqawi was publicly unveiled by Colin Powell before the UN in Feb 2003, he had yet to make his very public splash as the next Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. But in the opening months of 2004, as I surmised back in Oct 2003, Zarqawi would lay his own foundation in the public mind, particularly by way of the Daniel Pearl-like Berg killing, as the guy tagged to head up the next ‘big one’. If the Ressam-connected Canadian clique is involved, the likely target is the US West Coast. I suspect this is the case due to three items: the bulletin last May that alerted the public to Shukrijumah, Jdey, Siddiqui, Gahdan, el-Maati, and others; a reported sighting the next day of Shukrijumah and Jdey at a Denny’s in Colorado (they stated that they were “from Iran” and were en route to the West Coast from New York); the release, two weeks later, of the official 9/11 staff report that now placed Jdey (in cahoots with Moussaoui) as an original member of an aborted 9/11 “second wave” attack on the West Coast; and a reported sighting of Shukrijumah at a nuclear research facility in Ontario (while el-Maati had previously been reported casing nuclear facilities near Ottawa). Shukrijumah (aka “the next Atta”) apparently seems to be threaded into the 1993 bomb plots by way of his father’s connection to Clement Hampton-El. But more strangely, it seems that Shukrijumah will make his way into the Oklahoma City Bomb thread by way of his Florida connection with “dirty bomb” guy Jose Padilla. To shore up the Oklahoma thread, we also have the Zarqawi/Moussaoui/ Nick Berg connection.
But let’s step back and take a stab at guessing at what is happening here. The new legends will be used to strengthen the foundations of the old ones. In parallel to the official account, however, the existing counter-legends will also be beefed up. In short, the narratives are getting all too muddled with the growing interlinking chains. The growing complexity of these new interlinking legends will operate to turn off a good portion of those who might be seriously interested in examining the truth behind 9/11. And what of the rest of us? Will we be locked in a never-ending cycle of polarized argument, with each of us picking his favorite conspiracy thread? How many of us will look at Shukrijumah and see the fingerprints of Iran? How many of us will look at the Canadian clique and sense the hand of Syria behind it all? And if they find that the next operation was pulled off with forged New Zealand passports, how many of us will dig up the newspaper account of the Mossad/ New Zealand passport scandal and go ‘Aha! Once again the Israelis!’
And what about the anthrax thread? In recent months, a writer by the name of Ross Getman has been posting accounts that read like excerpts from a future Official 9/11 Sequel Report. Going by Getman’s writings, it would appear that a possible Boston connection would involve anthrax by way of Aafia Siddiqui’s connection to Brandeis University and its anthrax facility. Also note that a first sighting of Shukrijumah and Jdey a year ago occurred in Maine, where they were spotted driving with a Massachusetts license plate. So, to sum up: Shukrijumah seems to be part of a “dirty bomb” or radiological thread, while Siddiqui seems to be part of an anthrax thread. Perhaps the Shukrijumah/Jdey/Siddiqui clique is planning a bi-coastal attack involving radiological materials (or perhaps an attack on a nuclear facility) and a simultaneous attack involving anthrax. Shukrijumah has been marketed as an “Atta-level” pilot. Whatever the case, a definite evidentiary trail seems to be clearly laid so as to give the impression of the dots connecting up. Shukrijumah was also spotted recently in the Honduras, but I wouldn’t give that one much credence. The Denny’s item seems the most likely to be resurrected post-facto as an example of institutional incompetence and blindess. Perhaps the Honduras item was meant to give the impression that Shukrijumah was not yet in the US.
In the aftermath of this next one, there will be those who will point to new instances of incompetence and blindness, who will say that the dots couldn’t be connected. Hopefully, perhaps none of the above will ever come to pass. Perhaps Shukrijumah, Jdey, and Siddiqui will never make their “historical” mark, and we’ve all been treated to nothing more than a cunningly orchestrated campaign of fear-mongering by the government. Whatever the case, it seems that a very clear narrative with accompanying threads is being built up for potential use. In the event this particular chapter of the narrative ever goes “operational,” well, at least you’ll all know that the mainstream media had put the dots in place beforehand.”
In the years since Kupferberg’s dead-on prediction, Shukrijumah has indeed “emerged” gradually. Attorney General John Ashcroft labeled Shukrijumah a “clear and present danger” in 2004. In 2009, authorities named Shukrijumah as a co-conspirator in the highly questionable New York subway bomb plot. Shukrijumah has over the years been picked up as a cause célèbre by right-wing hacks such as Michelle Malkin, and the infamousGerald Posner, who has built an entire malodorous career helping cover-up government crimes as a favored “anti-conspiracy” media shill.
There are many reasons for Shukrijumah to explode to official prominence now. Obama has declared an end to “combat operations in Iraq”, while maintaining the permanent US military presence in the country and a continuous “anti-terror” operation against “Al-Qaeda” in Iraq. The administration shifts forces to Afghanistan, and continues ramping up its long-promised goal of escalating the “war on terrorism” throughout Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc. With this in the works, along with congressional mid-term elections looming in the fall, all of Washington, from the White House and the FBI to the congressional nominees, are refreshing the “terrorism” pretext. It should be noted that no analysis was done by the various media organs to corroborate the details of LeBlanc’s story before it was repeated verbatim across the media. LeBlanc has also not been vetted as a credible, unbiased source. Whether Shukrijumah is a intelligence “legend”, a low-level intelligence asset, or the “mastermind” that FBI agent LeBlanc claims, the discussion still collapses when viewed against the backdrop of known historical and post-9/11 fact. “Terrorism” is still a red herring.
As amply documented over the years by Michel Chossudovsky and others, “Islamic terrorism”, including “Al-Qaeda”, the Taliban, etc. are assets of the CIA a myth designed to obscure a vast covert operation and war plan. The “Militant Islamic Network” was created by the CIA, and has continued to operate on behalf of UK-US military-intelligence interests. “Terrorists” were key Washington CIA assets during the wars in Kosovo, Chechnya, etc.. Shukrijumah’s boss, Osama bin Laden is a product of the CIA, is a military-intelligence asset who may be dead, or a myth. Covert Action Quarterly featured the following summation box in many of its post-9/11 issues:
9/11 cover-up continues:
*Carter administration=CIA-Islamists of Afghanistan
*Carter administration=CIA=Islamists of Iran
*al-Qaeda=Saudi=CIA-=Reagan administration collaborations in Afghanistan and Sudan
*al-Qaeda=CIA=Clinton administration collaborations in Albania, Algeria, Bosnia, Chechnya, Iraq, Libya, Sudan
We can now add to this:
*Bush/Cheney and Obama administrations=CIA=Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan
Put succinctly by Mike Ruppert in Crossing the Rubicon:
Given the degree of documented intelligence penetration of al Qaeda; the fact that Osama bin Laden had been a CIA asset during the first Afghan conflict against the Soviets; the fact that a number of the so-called hijackers and/or al Qaeda members had been trained in CIA training camps in Chechnya; had fought in CIA/US-sponsored guerrilla conflicts (e.g. in Kosovo with the KLA in 2000), or had received military training at US installations; given all that, it is reasonable to assume that one or more top al Qaeda officials were in fact double or triple agents. They worked to further an agenda originating out of Washington, strongly influenced by Tel Aviv, rather than out of some ill-defined Muslim hatred of the US. In this class I would include people like Khalid Sheikh Muhammad (KSM), Ramzi bin al-Shibh, and Mohammad Atta. In covert operations, the best kind of an asset is one that has no idea who is really “running” him. That is not to say that I don’t believe there are terrorists out there who would do any kind of damage they possibly could to the US. Even if there weren’t any before 9/11 (and there were), the US has gone out of its way to create animosity against this country that is in full flower all over the globe. What is clear is that the government’s assertions that 19 hijackers, funded from caves in Afghanistan, were able to excecute what happened on 9/11 is beyond ludicrous. It is also that case that the government has never proven to anybody by any standard other than that used by Randolph Hearst.
What about Shukrijumah’s link to the New York subway bomb plot? That incident has been linked to Jaish-e-Muhammad, a CIA front. Therefore, any Shukrijumah connection to this event also points to the CIA. It is amusing that a USA Today article about Shukrijumah notes how the hunt for “Al-Qaeda” always comes back to Florida. If the writer of this piece had truly dug into Florida’s long history of covert operations, dirty politics (the Bushes), narcotrafficking, etc. the writer would not have to ask why. Investigative journalist Dan Hopsickerexposed the Florida links to the so-called 9/11 hijackers, including their military training, and connections to Floridians with military-intelligence and the Bush family, in a series of articles, and in the video Mohammad Atta and the Venice Flying Circus. From a propaganda perspective, placing Shukrijumah into this same framework simply makes sense, as Kupferberg notes. According to Shukrijumah’s mother, her son is “not a mastermind, but a nice boy” who last contacted her right after 9/11, allegedly from Afghanistan. If Shukrijumah’s radicalization was triggered by 9/11 itself, one could argue that (assuming that he is a real terrorist) he is yet another by-product of Bush/Cheney’s violence.
Both the “Ground Zero mosque” and Shukrijumah stories have gone “viral”. The noise surrounding both is certain to be even more deafening, even more outrageous, as election season intensifies, and Obama ramps up its war. Another anniversary of 9/11 approaches, complete with tear-soaked howling over the official lies. The “terror” threat, perpetual fear of a fabricated outside enemy, is central to Uk-US geostrategy. It is being strenuously nurtured. Insanity continues to prevail. “Al-Qaeda,” the eternal covert operation and propaganda apparatus, is being given yet another new boogeyman’s face. All issues surrounding 9/11 still set off paroxysms of fear, rage, hatred, and violence, nearly a decade later. The militant public embrace of “war on terrorism” lies underscores how the 9/11 false flag operation has succeeded beyond the wildest dreams of the UK-US war criminals who orchestrated it. The US populace supports the most pernicious 9/11 myths. It is being played like a fiddle. It is being “run” as effectively as any military-intelligence asset.