'Fight Smart' Christmas Quiz 2001
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"The people of the world genuinely want peace. Some day the leaders of the world are going to have to give in and give it to them."
Dwight Eisenhower, U.S. president 1953-1961
"I think we're finding all over the world this hunger people have for connectedness. Those of us who view the world in a holistic way, seeing it as an unbroken whole, understand that there is an essential interconnectedness which we all have. And when people awaken to the pulsation for peace which is out there, when they hear of programs that work to further it, they can get very excited about it."
U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich on his proposal for 'Department of Peace' legislation
War Against Terrorism Christmas Quiz
The ultimate party game for thinking citizens, Christmas 2001 - pass it onto your friends or print it out and put it in their Christmas crackers and stockings
'Who's really in charge here this Christmas?'
This is a picture taken at a service at the Washington National Cathedral
reported on by Time Magazine 24 September 2001
(European Edition, p56)
- Only two people in the picture are smiling - who are they?
- Whose body language in this picture says: 'Don't worry boy, I'm in charge here' ?
- After which person in the picture has the CIA's headquarters complex been named and why?
- The head of Pakistan's Intelligence Service, the ISI, ordered $100,000 be given to one of the lead suspects in the 11 September terrorist attacks. Which western intelligence service has chanelled over $3 billion dollars into the ISI for the support of militant groups in Afghanistan?
- Which country do you need to cross in order to pipe the oil and gas reserves of the Caspian Sea region down to the Indian ocean, and which other country would like to see that pipeline opened up in order to further 'diversify' its energy supply and 'enhance' its energy security?
- Which country did the events of September 11 provide the 'justification' for invading and by which other country?
- Which sectors do the events surrounding September 11 encourage activity in - pick one or more:
Education __ Health __ Environment __ Oil __ Arms __ Drugs __ Intelligence Services __
- Which person(s) in the above picture has major connections to one or more of the last four sectors listed above?
If you are having difficulty answering these questions, then please refer to background information provided below for further assistance. But first one piece of advice we'd like to pass on from Rense Radio in the United States if you are a citizen of the 'civilised' world - please make sure you "don't wear your national flag as a blindfold".
"The CPC [Caspian Pipeline Consortium] project also advances my Administrations National Energy Policy by developing a network of multiple Caspian pipelines ....... These projects will help diversify U.S. energy supply and enhance our energy security, while supporting global economic growth."
George Bush, White House Press Release, 28 Nov 2001
'[On Sept 11] After dividing the work among his closest aides, Bush instructed a military operator to place a call from Air Force One to the last American who had to grapple with the decision of whether and how to go to war. When his father came on the line, Bush cleared the cabin so they could confer privately."
Time Magazine, 24 September 2001
"It is well known that [Bush's] father is a close adviser to his son and therefore it does raise concerns....The public has a right to feel their leaders are making independent judgments without the influence of private interests.''
'Bush advisers cashed in on Saudi gravy train'
Larry Noble, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, Boston Herald, 11 Dec 2001
"Ever since a 1995 uproar about the CIA's use of Guatemalan informants linked to torture and murder, the agency has been required to perform 'human rights' checks on its assets. Last week George H.W. Bush criticized the restriction. 'We have to free up the intelligence system from some of its constraints,' he said..."
Time Magazine 24 September 2001on former CIA chief, son of Prescott Bush, and father of the current president of the US
".....how could thousands of spooks who supposedly had Osama bin Laden in their cross hairs for a decade miss every single moving part? At some point, when the nation has moved beyond grief and vengefulness, CIA Director George Tenet and FBI Director Robert Mueller will have to explain how the $10 billion-a-year anti-terror system failed...."
Time Magazine 24 September 2001 on US intelligence services
"[CIA] Director Tenet [is] the only Clinton holdover in the Bush cabinet... Now we are learning that, according to Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, 'hundreds of Taliban and al-Qaeda soldiers have crossed the border and can regroup in Pakistan.' ....The real question here is: how could Tenet and the CIA screw up yet again? ....Furthermore, we are now told that CIA has suddenly been given an 8% budget increase! This after their massive failure to prevent - or at least warn us about - September 11. And after already being given a supplemental one billion dollars in late September.... How - with every satellite, overflight, radio intercept and on-the-ground agent imaginable - could these criminals have crossed into a country that's a supposed ally? Especially an ally whom we have plied with money and debt relief since September 11? The answer is clear: Tenet and his boys are fools. They are not qualified for the jobs they hold. [or they know exactly what they are doing and we are the fools. Bin Laden has been let go before, nlpwessex.] The Pentagon now admits that several 'high ranking Taliban leaders' have 'paid for safe passage into Iran'! So now we have Pakistan and Iran both harboring terrorists - one of President Bush's central criteria for determining which nations are 'terrorist nations'. What are we going to do about that?"
NewsMax.com, 13 Dec 2001
"...by the time the third plane hit the Pentagon, nearly an hour after the first hit, hard questions were being asked: how could this have happened, why hadn’t air traffic controllers and the military done something?... To double-check our own understanding of the system, IEEE Spectrum asked an air traffic control expert, who requested anonymity... Procedures dictate that controllers alert the U.S. military when a hijacking is known to be under way. The typical response is for the Air Force to scramble intercept jets...."
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
'Hard Questions to Answer'
"Generally it is impossible to carry out an act of terror on the scenario which was used in the USA yesterday. We had such facts too. As soon as something like that happens here, I am reported about that right away and in a minute we are all up.”
Commander-in-Chief of Russian Airforce, Anatoli Kornukov
Pravda online: 18:50 2001-09-12
"There remains one question to ask about Sept. 11. What happened?... Marine Corps Maj. Mike Snyder, a spokesman for NORAD, echoed Myers in a Sept. 15 Boston Globe story, which stated: '[T]he command did not immediately scramble any fighters even though it was alerted to a hijacking 10 minutes before the first plane…slammed into the first World Trade Center tower... The spokesman said the fighters remained on the ground until after the Pentagon was hit...' U.S. inaction was all the more astonishing because the same story had Snyder admitting that 'fighters routinely intercept aircraft.' So why were no fighters dispatched to intercept planes on an extraordinary day like Sept. 11?.... Happily, the war against the Taliban managed to push these questions out of the papers. For now."
New York Press, 12 Dec 2001
"Terrorists could not have carried out such an operation with 4 hijacked planes without the support of a secret service."
Horst Ehmke, former coordinator of West German secret services
"Euro Intel Experts Dismiss 'War On Terrorism' As Deception" - American Free Press - 4 Dec 2001
"The attacks against the twin towers started at 8:45 a.m. and four flights are diverted from their assigned air space and no air traffic controller sounds the alarm. And no Air Force jets scramble until 10 a.m. That also smacks of a small scale Air Force rebellion, a coup against the Pentagon perhaps? Radars are jammed, transponders fail. No IFF -- friend or foe identification -- challenge. In Pakistan, if there is no response to IFF, jets are instantly scrambled and the aircraft is shot down with no further questions asked. This was clearly an inside job.... Bush [Jnr] doesn't realize he is being manipulated by people who understand geopolitics. He is not leading but being led. All he can do is think in terms of the wanted-dead-or-alive culture, which is how Hollywood conditions the masses to think and act..... Bush [Jnr] follows Bush [Snr]..."
General Hameed Gul, former director general of the Pakistani Intelligence Services ISI and previously a close ally of America working hand in hand with the CIA.
United Press International, Sep. 26, 2001
"The author Salman Rushdie believes that US authorities knew of an imminent terrorist strike when they banned him from taking internal flights in Canada and the US only a week before the attacks...The FAA confirmed that it stepped up security measures concerning Mr Rushdie but refused to give a reason.”
London Times, 27 September 2001
"Is it O.K. to talk about the [US Presidential Election] recount yet? It wasn't the right time on September 10th, because the University of Chicago's National Opinion Research Center had only just finished organizing the data gleaned from its meticulous examination of a hundred and seventy-five thousand uncounted Florida ballots. It wasn't on September 12th, because the news organizations that had commissioned the study were otherwise occupied.... Maybe it'll never be the right time. But what the hell. Let's talk about it anyway.....it turned out... no matter what standard or combination of standards is applied, Al Gore got a handful more votes than George W. Bush."
The New Yorker, 17 Dec 2001
"It's absolutely crucial that we expose the lies of the media consortium and get the truth out to everyone that Al Gore won the 2000 election and that there's an illegal occupant in the White House."
Online Journal, 15 Dec 2001
"The FBI's investigation into the anthrax attacks is increasingly focusing on whether U.S. government bioweapons research programs, including one conducted by the CIA, may have been the source of deadly anthrax powder sent through the mail, according to sources with knowledge of the probe..... the FBI has turned its attention to learning more about the CIA's work with anthrax, which investigators were told about by the agency within the past few weeks, government officials said.... The FBI remains extremely interested in the CIA's work with anthrax, with one official calling it the best lead they have at this point...."
Washington Post 15 Dec 2001
"On October 1, 2001, approximately two weeks prior to the first publicized anthrax mailing, I personally delivered information to the FBI that should have prompted an immediate investigation of affiliated military-industrial and pharmaceutical contractors that maintain intimate ties to BMI and the CIA - information and an investigation that might have prevented the mailings sent more than a week later from Trenton, NJ. In fact, as evidenced by Sunday’s report in the Washington Post, this information still appears to be actively suppressed, namely, the most obvious motives behind the mailed anthrax was to fan fears, dramatically expand pharmaceutical industry profits, and meet military-industrialists’ and political objectives grossly jeopardizing American freedoms and civil rights."
Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz KRLA Radio, Los Angeles, 17 Dec 2001
"Many of the same American corporate executives who have reaped millions of dollars from arms and oil deals with the Saudi monarchy have served or currently serve at the highest levels of U.S. government, public records show. Those lucrative financial relationships call into question the ability of America's political elite to make tough foreign policy decisions about the kingdom that produced Osama bin Laden and is perhaps the biggest incubator for anti-Western Islamic terrorists. Nowhere is the revolving U.S.-Saudi money wheel more evident than within President Bush's own coterie of foreign policy advisers, starting with the president's father, George H.W. Bush. At the same time that the elder Bush counsels his son on the ongoing war on terrorism, the former president remains a senior adviser to the Washington D.C.-based Carlyle Group. That influential investment bank has deep connections to the Saudi royal family as well as financial interests in U.S. defense firms hired by the kingdom to equip and train the Saudi military. ..The elder Bush is reportedly paid between $80,000 and $100,000 for each Carlyle speech he makes. The company declined comment on the former president's pay....... A spokesman for former President Bush, reached yesterday, had no immediate comment on his work for the Carlyle Group. A significant portion of the millions of dollars U.S. companies and their politically influential executives have earned in deals with the Saudis has been through military contracts... "
Boston Herald, 11 Dec 2001
". . .The CIA did not just deal drugs during the Iran Contra era. It has done so for the full fifty years of its history. I will give you evidence which will show that the CIA and many figures such as Richard Secord, Ted Shackley, Tom Clines, Felix Rodriguez and George Herbert Walker Bush, who was DCI when I first became exposed to Agency drug dealing, have been selling drugs to Americans since the Vietnam era."
CIA Cocaine Smuggling Crack Epidemic - 'Dark Alliance' - City Times Book Review
"The often shameful role of the US press is a vivid skein in this saga. The CIA's intimacy with gangsters and drug trafficking is a tale that courageous investigators have managed to unearth, only to be savaged by some of America's most prominent reporters and newspapers....The ultimate irony is that as the CIA struggles desperately to redefine its mission, it proposes to act as global cop, battling international crime. The Mafiosi, Asian drug traffickers, and Central American smugglers featured in Whiteout would laugh uproariously at the effrontery by their old comrade-in-arms in making this proposal."
Read 'Whiteout: the CIA, Drugs and the Press'
"Starting in the late spring of 1976 Teddy had wanted me to join her [CIA] operations from within the ranks of LAPD [Los Angeles Police Department]. I had refused to get involved with drugs in any way and everything she mentioned seemed to involve either heroin or cocaine along with guns that she was always moving out of the country. The Director of the CIA then was George Herbert Walker Bush."
'THE BUSH-CHENEY DRUG EMPIRE' - Click here
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'The Immaculate Deception : The Bush Crime Family Exposed'
Written by Russel Bowen, a retired Brigadier General with the Office of Security Services (OSS),
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Other Books from Amazon.com on the Bush Family and the CIA - Great Christmas Presents: some available for one day delivery by 24 Dec!
The Mafia, CIA and George Bush
The CIA's Greatest Hits
Compromised : Clinton Bush and the CIA
Dark Alliance : The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion
The Dirty Truth, The Oil and Chemical Dependency of George W. Bush
The Big White Lie : The Deep Cover Operation That Exposed the CIA Sabotage of the Drug War
Defrauding America : Encyclopedia of Secret Operations by the CIA, DEA, and Other Covert Agencies
Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower by William Blum
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Also (not Amazon)
"The saga of DEA Agent Celerino Castillo's heroic attempts to expose direct CIA and White House involvement in cocaine smuggling during the Contra War years. Photos of Bronze Star winner Castillo's confrontation with George Bush at the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala. The original publisher moved his production run [of this book] out of the country."
"The Bush administration, citing executive privilege for the first time, refused Thursday to honor subpoenas from a House committee investigating ..... the use of informants in organized crime investigations....[including] a former federal drug enforcement agent.... Burton subpoenaed 17 sets of documents related to the FBI investigations and informants beginning 1965 and continuing through the present hunt .... Every request was denied, apparently under orders of the President."
NewMax.com 14 Dec 2001
"...President Bush claiming Executive Privilege in withholding documents pertinent to the FBI's framing and jailing for 30 years of John Salvati is an act of arrogance that equals or surpasses anything done by Bill Clinton. Clinton at least did not originally participate in the crimes he pardoned; Bush has now made himself an active participant in a very serious pattern of criminal behavior. Salvati was framed by the FBI to protect a criminal associate of theirs and was kept in prison for 30 years."
Sierra Times 18 December 2001
"Judicial Watch, the public interest law firm that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that an active FBI Special Agent filed a complaint last week concerning FBI/Justice Department interference in and mishandling of terrorist investigations. The FBI Special Agent, who wishes to remain anonymous at this time, alleges that he was retaliated against when he continued to push for and pursue certain terrorist investigations over the objections of his FBI and Justice Department supervisors. The FBI Special Agent, who is represented by Judicial Watch and David Schippers, Esq., filed the complaint last week with the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General (IG) and Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). Based on the evidence, the FBI Special Agent believes that if certain investigations had been allowed to run their courses, Osama bin Laden’s network might have been prevented from committing the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks ....."
Judicial Watch, 14 Nov 2001
"In a federal corrections facility [Rodney Stich, the author] meets Gunther Russbacher, a CIA asset with a very high covert position in the agency, who relates to him, through many subsequent contacts (with Stich out of prison), the large amount of conspiracies against the American public being perpetrated by high-level political leaders and governmental agencies. Thus ensues his exposure to extreme government corruption on all levels and the huge extent of this corruption as though there is another government behind the one which we think exists. Stich has contacts with other CIA operatives.... who want to expose the crimes being perpetrated by the U.S. government against the citizens of the U.S. and the world." - Amazon.com reader review of 'Defrauding America'
"....since Sept. 11, intelligence sources tell TIME, the agency has been on a hiring binge and has spent tens of millions of dollars on extra hardware..... For the worldwide war against terrorism, 'the CIA is practically creating its own army, navy and air force,' says an intelligence source..."
Time Magazine, 10 Dec 2001
Meanwhile who's in charge in this picture?
(Clue - not the person on the left clinging terrified to the table; weekly lunch at the Whitehouse, Oct 2001)
"The more invisible [Cheney] becomes, the more powerful he seems... He participates by videophone in the daily national security meeting held in the White House situation room with the president .... friends and advisers say the relationship between the two men is as crucial as ever, and still refer to Mr. Cheney as the president's consigliere...."
New York Times 26 Nov 2001
(con·sig·li·e·re COUNSELOR, ADVISER <consigliere of a Mafia family> Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary)
".....yesterday’s revelation [was] that the Vice-President, Dick Cheney, single-handedly decided that next week’s meeting of the World Trade Organisation in Qatar must go ahead and that top US officials would attend. In doing so, he reportedly overrode State Department objections about 'substantial security risks' and the personal fears of US delegates and their families."
London Times, 1 Nov 2001
"After leaving the Pentagon [under Bush's father's administration], Cheney ran Halliburton, the company that owns Brown and Root..... More than $2 billion of the $14 billion the Pentagon has spent in the Balkans since December 1995 has gone to private contractors led by Brown and Root...."
Time Magazine, Friday, Jan. 05, 2001
"Another example of the complex web connecting U.S. and Saudi powerbrokers is Dick Cheney, who moved from the Pentagon to the international oil business and back as vice president last year. After serving as the elder Bush's secretary of defense, Cheney was hired to run oil-services giant Halliburton Co., where he worked until he resigned last year to campaign with the younger Bush. In 2000, his last year with Halliburton, Cheney received $34 million when he cashed out from the company. Not surprisingly, Halliburton's links to Cheney and other Washington power brokers appear to have helped the company's business prospects in the Middle East. Just last month, Halliburton was awarded a $140 million contract to develop an oil field in Saudi Arabia by the kingdom's state-owned petroleum firm, Saudi Aramco, and a Halliburton subsidiary, Kellogg Brown & Root, along with two Japanese firms, was hired by the Saudis to build a $40 million ethylene plant."
Boston Herald, 11 Dec 2001
MORE ON CHENEY'S OIL AND MILITARY INTERESTS
'Government Ties Helped Cheney and Halliburton Make Millions'
"The F-16s sale was criticized in the Arab world on Sept 8. In a November 9 interview with Pakistan's Ausaf newspaper, Bin Laden justified the Sept 11 attack by noting that the US government sells advanced weapons to Israel which Israel then uses to kill Muslim Palestinians. Wasn't the Sept 11 attack triggered by the sale of the F-16s? Vice President Dick Cheney's wife, Lynne Cheney, was on Lockheed's Board of Directors from 1994 until January of this year. Did she have any influence on White House approval of the F-16 sale? "
'Questions Barbara Walters Didn't Ask George W. Bush' By Don Williams, 5 Dec 2001
(see also 'Lockheed Martin beats its rival Boeing to win the biggest military equipment contract in history' - BBC Online 27 Oct 2001)
The Best Enemies Money Can Buy
From Hitler To Saddam Hussein to Osama bin Laden – Insider Connections and the Bush Family’s Partnership with Killers of Americans - Click here
"The Nixon staff lied to one another and to the President..... Two of the most startling examples of the culture of deception occurred at summit meetings Nixon had with the Soviets and the Chinese. In both cases, Nixon and his National Security Adviser, Henry Kissinger, asked the foreign leaders to join them in lies to deceive Nixon’s own Secretary of State, William Rogers...."
Inside the White House That Was Built of Lies - Time Magazine 5 Nov 2001
More Merry Christmas 'Entertainment'
Animated display of effects US war on terrorism - click here
George Bush's 'sophisticated' WAT strategy song - click here
Animated Movie Staring 'Lady Liberty' - click here
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