Saturday, April 12, 2008
BILL MOYERS JOURNAL: Global riots erupt over soaring food prices
Globalization of Starvation and Terror
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when my mother prepares food, we get such a small amount, but then
there is some left. And I would ask for more, and she would tell
me, "You cannot have anymore, because what is left is for tomorrow,
and if you eat it today, you will go hungry tomorrow."'"
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Thursday, April 10, 2008
Fwd: Truth Jihad News: UN Official Calls for Study Of Neocons' Role in 9/11
To: Kevin Barrett <email@example.com>
Subject: Truth Jihad News: UN Official Calls for Study Of Neocons' Role in 9/11
From: Kevin Barrett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 16:04:06 -0500
The New York Sun just published an article (see below) designed to
torpedo Richard Falk's appointment to the U.N. Human Rights Council.
Why? Because Richard spoke out for 9/11 truth on my radio show!
Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus at Princeton, is an enormously
respected expert on international law, international affairs, and
human rights. Please write the UN Human Rights Council in support of
Richard Falk, whose call for a genuine investigation of 9/11 should
be respected and heeded.
Cecilia Canessa: email@example.com
Special Assistant to Louise Arbour
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
1211 Geneva 10
CC: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Thanks! And don't forget that tomorrow is the 11th of the month Truth
Action Day: http://www.truthaction.org
Also don't forget the Week of Truth buy-in for Steve Alten's novel
The Shell Game that begins next Wednesday, September 16th: http://
April 10, 2008
The New York Sun
UN Official Calls for Study Of Neocons' Role in 9/11
By Eli Lake
WASHINGTON A new U.N. Human Rights Council official assigned to
monitor Israel is calling for an official commission to study the
role neoconservatives may have played in the September 11, 2001
On March 26, Richard Falk, Milbank professor of international law
emeritus at Princeton University, was named by unanimous vote to a
newly created position to report on human rights in the conflict
between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs. While Mr. Falk's specialty
is human rights and international law, since the attacks in 2001, he
has devoted some of his time to challenging what he calls the "9-11
On March 24 in an interview with a radio host and former University
of Wisconsin instructor, Kevin Barrett, Mr. Falk said, "It is
possibly true that especially the neoconservatives thought there was
a situation in the country and in the world where something had to
happen to wake up the American people. Whether they are innocent
about the contention that they made that something happen or not, I
don't think we can answer definitively at this point. All we can say
is there is a lot of grounds for suspicion, there should be an
official investigation of the sort the 9/11 commission did not engage
in and that the failure to do these things is cheating the American
people and in some sense the people of the world of a greater
confidence in what really happened than they presently possess."
Mr. Barrett, who is the co-founder of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian
Alliance for 9/11 Truth, said in an interview yesterday of Mr. Falk,
"I would put him on a list of scholars who are sympathetic to the
9/11 truth movement."
He added, "Unlike most public intellectuals today, he is both honest
and very, very knowledgeable in that he understands the probable
reality of 9/11. He understands that the evidence that it was a false
flag operation is very strong."
The narrative that the attacks from 2001 were a "false flag"
operation is a recurring theme in the literature challenging the
consensus that 19 Al Qaeda hijackers flew commercial jets into the
World Trade Center and the Pentagon. False flag refers to espionage
or covert actions taken by one government made to seem like the work
of another. The false flag thesis has it that the Bush administration
is somehow responsible for the September 11 attacks as a pretext for
the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Mr. Falk yesterday did not return e-mails and phone calls asking for
a comment. But in 2004 he wrote the foreword to the book "The New
Pearl Harbor," by David Ray Griffin. Mr. Griffin has posited that
such an inside job is the likely explanation for the attacks.
In the preface, Mr. Falk writes, "There have been questions raised
here and there and allegations of official complicity made almost
from the day of the attacks, especially in Europe, but no one until
Griffin has had the patience, the fortitude, the courage, and the
intelligence to put the pieces together in a single coherent account."
When asked for a comment about the appointment of Mr. Falk, a former
American ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton said, "This is
exactly why we voted against the new human rights council." A
spokesman for the American embassy at the United Nations offered no
comment yesterday when asked.
A spokeswoman at the United Nations, Nancy Groves, yesterday also
declined to comment. "I would not make a comment on how the member
states vote on appointments. It is their council, they make their
decisions," she said.
Mr. Falk's selection to the post as rapporteur has already prompted
the government of Israel formally to request that Mr. Falk not be
sent to their country. The Israeli press has reported that he may
even be barred from entering the country.
The deputy permanent representative of Israel to the United Nations
in New York, Daniel Carmon said, "We are asking the U.N. not to send
him. We cannot agree to Mr. Falk's entrance into Israel in his
capacity as the rapporteur."
One reason the Israelis are concerned about his appointment is that
Mr. Falk has compared Israel's treatment of Palestinian Arabs to the
Nazi treatment of Jews in the holocaust. In an April 8 BBC interview,
Mr. Falk said he stood by the Israel-Nazi comparison.
The national director of the Anti-Defamation League, Abraham Foxman,
issued a statement yesterday saying, "This was clearly a singularly
inappropriate choice for this position. Falk's startling record of
anti-Israel prejudice should have been enough to preclude him from a
position where an unbiased observer is needed to report on the status
of human rights in the territories."
In a February 16, 1979, op-ed for the New York Times, Mr. Falk
praised Ayatollah Khomeini and bemoaned his ill treatment in the
American press. He wrote, "The depiction of him as fanatical,
reactionary and the bearer of crude prejudices seems certainly and
happily false."Nearly nine months later, student followers of
Khomeini invaded the American embassy in Tehran and held 52 diplomats
hostage for the following 444 days.
* * *
By Kevin Barrett
Angry Muslim Recommends Jewish Author's Book
An American Muslim, seeking a cure for his anger over the 9/11 blood
libel, plugs a political novel by a conservative, pro-Israel Jewish
* * *
Latest 9/11 Truth News: http://www.911blogger.com
Barrettâs Blog: http://www.911blogger.com/node/13337
Complete Radio Schedule: http://www.mujca.com/airwaves.htm
News Headline Show: No Lies News! http://noliesradio.org/ This is
radio news with an attitude! Catch it before the FCC hears it and
sends me to Guantanamo. Sample show: http://www.alexjonesfan58.com/
mp3/20080326_kevinbarrett_nolies.mp3 Below are transcripts from
No Lies News Transcripts Through 4/10/08
http://www.911blogger.com/node/14891 In a rare mainstream news
reference to a prominent public figure supporting 9/11 truth, the New
York Sun has reported the pro-9/11-truth statements of Princeton
Professor Emeritus Richard Falk. Richard Falk is one of the worldâs
leading international law and international relations experts. He is
a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an editorial board
member at The Nation magazine, and now a United Nations Human Rights
The New York Sun story begins with the somewhat
misleading statement that Falk is âcalling for an official
commission to study the role neoconservatives may have played in the
9/11 attacks.â The story cites Falkâs statement on Kevin
Barrettâs Dynamic Duo radio show: âIt is possibly true that
especially the neoconservatives thought there was a situation in the
country and in the world where something had to happen to wake up the
American people. Whether they are innocent about the contention that
they made that something happen or not, I donât think we can answer
definitively at this point. All we can say is there is a lot of
grounds for suspicion, there should be an official investigation of
the sort the 9/11 commission did not engage in and that the failure
to do these things is cheating the American people and in some sense
the people of the world of a greater confidence in what really
happened than they presently possess.â
The New York Sun is well-known for its pro-Zionist and
pro-neoconservative editorial policies. Why would the Sun be calling
attention to Richard Falkâs pro-9/11-truth sentiments? The answer
seems to be that the Israeli government is very angry that Falk has
been appointed by the United Nations to monitor Israelâs human
rights performance, and the Sun is trying to create a scandal to
derail the appointment.
Richard Falk, who is Jewish, has a record of fairness,
balance, and truthfulness in his approach to the Israel-Palestine
dispute and related human rights questions. The 9/11 truth movement,
and others who care about truth and justice, will be supporting Dr.
Falk by writing letters to the United Nations and the New York Sun.
You can find the addresses by locating this story at 911blogger.com.
have-now.htm In more 9/11 truth news, 14 structural engineers are now
challenging the governmentâs account of the destruction of the World
Trade Center. Among them are Marx Ayers, former member of the
California Seismic Safety Commission and former member of the
National Institute of Sciences Building Safety Council; two
prestigious Swiss engineering professors who say that World Trade
Center Building 7 was taken down in a controlled demolition; and
eleven others, along with hundreds of other engineers and architects
who are listed at ae911truth.org and patriotsquestion911.com.
http://www.911blogger.com/node/14882 In more news, the State
Department has responded to Iranian President Ahmadinejadâs recent
statement questioning 9/11 and calling it a âpretextâ for the US
invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. State Department spokes-traitor
Sean McCormack, a disgrace to his proud Irish name, denied that 9/11
was a pretext for war, saying âwe went into Afghanistan because
thatâs where the attack originated.â In fact, the BBC and other
mainstream sources have reported that the Afghanistan invasion was
planned months before the 9/11 attacks. Mainstream sources have also
acknowledged that after 9/11 the Taliban offered to hand over Osama
Bin Laden if Bush could show evidence of his guilt. Today, the FBI
admits the Taliban was right â" there is âno hard evidenceâ
connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.
Finally, remember, tomorrow is the 11th of the month. Get out there
and get visible for 9/11 truth! Weâve got the bad guys right where
we want âem â" theyâre quaking in their boots and shakinâ all
over. (The Guess Who, Shakinâ All Over)
iranusattacksahmadinejad On the eve of a possible US-Israeli attack
on his nation, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad questioned the
official version of the 9/11 attacks and said 9/11 was a âpretextâ
for US attacks on Iraq and Afghanistan. Ahmadinejad asked how the
alleged hijacking plot could have succeeded, given US intelligence
capabilities and radar networks. The Yahoo News story reporting
Ahmadinejadâs remarks falsely stated that this was the first time
the Iranian President had questioned the official story of 9/11. In a
60 Minutes interview published in Septmber 2007, Ahmadinejad said:
âThe American people still don't know who was behind the bombing of
the Twin Towers. Many books in the U.S. have been written about the
incident, and there are questions circling in your society. Once you
go back, go to the streets, ask the local people who was behind this,
what were the reasons for that? And, again, I fail to see why you
continually say âthe American people.â I have the latest surveys.
Eighty percent of the American citizens say that the American
government knew about the attack beforehand.â And in his May, 2006
letter to President Bush, Ahmadinejad wrote: âSeptember eleventh was
not a simple operation. Could it
be planned and executed without coordination with intelligence and
security services â" or
their extensive infiltration? Of course this is just an educated
guess. Why have the various
aspects of the attacks been kept secret? Why are we not told who
responsibilities? And, why arenât those responsible and the guilty
parties identified and put
on trial? ......"
http://www.infowars.com/?p=1393 President Ahmadinejad is not the only
prominent politician publicly questioning 9/11. Former Minnesota
Governor Jesse Ventura has been tearing up the mainstream media
airwaves with his bold statements about the evidence for controlled
demolition of the World Trade Center. Governor Ventura, a possible
2008 or 2012 presidential candidate, told Fox News propagandist Sean
Hannity: "... I have a hard time accepting the fact that never before
in history has a steel structure fallen to the ground at the rate of
gravity (and the core beams, how did they go down?)â¦Iâm simply
questioning that it doesnât add up to me." The former Minnesota
governor also spoke out for 9/11 truth on the Opie and Anthony radio
show, blasting the 9/11 coverup and more than holding his own against
the nervous, ill-informed hosts.
http://www.911blogger.com/node/14841 In more mainstream-media-
versus-9/11-truth news, the BBC announced that it will present
another episode in its notorious Conspiracy Files documentary series
of hit pieces against the 9/11 truth movement. The new episode will
be aired this summer and will deal with the obvious controlled
demolition of World Trade Center Building 7, which is widely viewed
as the Achilles heel of the official story of 9/11. The BBC is the
network that reported the destruction of Building 7 about 20 minutes
before it occurred, suggesting that the reporter was prematurely
reading from an intelligence agency script.
http://www.911blogger.com/node/14850 In framing-Muslims news, jury
deliberations resume today in the second trial of the Miami street
people accused of plotting to blow up Larry Silversteinâs Sears
Tower. The street people, who have been called Muslims by the
corporate media despite the fact that their cultâs beliefs and
practices bear little resemblance to Islam, were entrapped by the FBI
informant who âcreated the crimeâ according to Neal Sonnett, past
president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Their first trial ended in one acquittal and a hung jury on the other
Thatâs it for todayâs NoLiesNews...this is Kevin Barrett, saying
remember to watch out for the slime oozing out of your TV set. (Frank
Zappa, "I Am The Slime")
http://911blogger.com/node/14823 In todayâs 9/11 truth
headlines...the Associated Press reported that DNA testing has
identified bone fragments from four more 9/11 victims. The fragments
were found under the road built to provide access to Ground Zero in
the aftermath of the demolition of the World Trade Center.
The discovery underlined one of the many mysteries of
9/11â"the complete disappearance of so many human bodies, along with
all of the computers, office furniture, and other contents of the
More than 1,000 people who were killed in the Towers but
left not a single trace of their DNA. Many of those whose DNA has
been identified left only a few tiny bone fragments. If the Towers
had fallen in a gravity-driven collapse, most of the bodies would
have been found basically intact, along with the furniture and
equipment. But everything was pulverized. As one Ground Zero cleanup
worker said, the only identifiable item he saw in the tiny rubble-
pile was a tiny fragment of a telephone keypad. Somehow all of the
computers, furniture and bodies had been blasted to smithereens or
turned to dust.
Tiny human bone fragments found on top of the neighboring
Deutch Bank building years after 9/11 provide further evidence that
the Twin Towers and their contents and occupants were destroyed in a
high-energy, explosive demolition.
http://www.911blogger.com/node/14815 In war on freedom news, US
government anthrax victim Sen. Patrick Leahy blasted the Ministry of
Homeland Security and its Israeli-American dual citizen chief,
Michael Chertoff, who wants to build Israeli-style Homeland Security
checkpoints in the middle of Vermont. During a Senate Judiciary
Committee Hearing, Leahy said to Chertoff: âSo what youâre saying
is in a little state like mine everyone should be stopped going down
that interstate, no matter whether theyâre going to visit a sick
relative at the VA hospital? Weâre all sort of presumed guilty until
proven innocent. It sounds like Big Brother gone awry.â
Chertoff responded: âHereâs the bottom line. Having checkpoints
make sense.â Chertoff, one of many dual citizens illegally infesting
the upper echelons of the Cheney regime, is the cousin of Popular
Mechanics anti-9/11-truth propagandist Benjamin Chertoff. Informed
sources wondered whether Chertoff, a key figure in the post-9/11
Israeli occupation of the United States of America, really thinks he
can get away with turning the USA into a checkpoint-riddled hellhole
like Occupied Palestine.
index.html In more Zionist Occupation news, Israel is conducting a
nationwide emergency drill today designed to prepare for an all-out
US-Israeli war of aggression against Iran, Syria, and Lebanon.
Discussing anticipated retaliation against the planned Zionist war
crime, Infrastructure Minister Benyamin Ben Eliezer said. "I predict
that in the opening strike, hundreds of rockets will land in Israel.
There will not be a place in the country out of the range of the
missiles and rockets of Syria and Hezbollah." During todayâs drill,
Israeli television will show a message from the military as well as
instructional videos on how to seek shelter during an alert, while
Israeli schools and government offices will practice entering
Finally, in if-their-lips-move-theyâre-lying news, General Petraeus
stood before Congress today lying like a proverbial sack of fecal
matter. Dishing out heaps of bovine excrement, the traitor and war
criminal blathered about alleged âprogressâ in the illegal US-
Zionist war against the Iraqi people. Petraeus claimed that the
Islamic Republic of Iran is "funding, training, arming and directing
the so-called special groups (that) pose the greatest long-term
threat to the viability of a democratic Iraq.â The criminal
generalâs remarks may be setting the stage for another illegal war
of aggression based on lies.
This is Kevin Barrett for No Lies News, saying weâre getting sick of
these little white lies. (Romantics, âLittle White Liesâ)
In 9/11 truth news, former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura has re-
stated his support for 9/11 truth, and discussed possible plans to
run for high office! Speaking on Kevin Barrettâs Truth Jihad Radio
show, Governor Ventura once again spoke frankly about the evidence
that the World Trade Center was destroyed by controlled demolition,
and discussed a possible presidential or senatorial bid. He said the
main consideration preventing him from running for president was the
difficulty of getting his name on the ballot in all 50 states. But
later on the show Ed Thompson, the extremely popular pro-9/11-truth
Libertarian mayor of Tomah, Wisconsin, said that he thinks Governor
Ventura could easily get the Libertarian nomination for president if
he asks for it, which would put his name on the ballot in all 50
states. Stay tuned to No Lies News for updates on this developing story.
http://www.911blogger.com/node/14800 And in more truth movement news,
celebrity Daniel Sunjata says we are getting close to the 9/11 truth
tipping point. Sunjata called for a ânational resolution of 9/11 by
a truly independent, unimpeachable investigation WITH POWER OF
SUBPOENA which will finally hold to account the true perpetrators of
this horrendous crime against humanity, our country, our
constitution, and our citizenry.â Sunjata said we can get to the
tipping point by helping push Steve Altenâs novel The Shell Game
onto the bestseller list through the upcoming Week of Truth Buy-In,
April 16th to 22nd. For more information, see WeekOfTruth.org.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19684.htm In an
article published at Information Clearing House, President Ronald
Reaganâs top economic advisor, Paul Craig Roberts, cited a London
Telegraph article predicting that General David Petraeus will make a
strong anti-Iran statement this week that could lead to Cheneyâs
long-desired attack on Iran. Roberts wrote, âAs should be obvious
even to disengaged Americans, if Iran were to arm the Iraqi
insurgency, the insurgents would have modern weapons to counter US
helicopter gunships and heavy tanks. The insurgents have no such
weapons. The neocon lie that Iran is the cause of the Iraqi
insurgency is just another Bush regime lie...â Roberts went on to
suggest that the whole âwar on terrorâ is a scam designed to help
the Israelis âsteal the rest of the West Bank along with the water
resources in southern Lebanon.â If Roberts is right, that makes
the âwar on terrorâ an act of high treason by a small group of
Americans who have sold out their country and its Constitution on
behalf of Israel, the worldâs worst international outlaw.
NEWS04/804040381/1002/NEWS01 Meanwhile, another respected former
Republican official, ex-chief weapons inspector Scott Ritter, says
there is an 80% chance of war with Iran. Ritter, speaking in
Middlebury, Vermont, cited several signs of impending war, including
the resignation of antiwar Admiral Fallon, the failed pre-emptive
strikes on Hizbullah and the Mahdi Army, visits to the Mideast by US
officials, fabricated anti-Iran WMD evidence, supplementary funding
for bunker-busters and bombers, and the arrival of a third aircraft
carrier battlegroup to the Persian Gulf region. According to Ritter,
war with Iran would be a disaster for the United States. Ritter
expressed his disgust with neocon corporate media lies, saying that
If you do nothing but take in what the TV and newspapers tell you,
"all you're going to get in return is puke."
www.truthnews.us/?p=2139 Finally, the UK newspaper The Register has
reported the latest Homeland Security boondoggle:
âThe US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will consider fitting
high-power microwave electropulse rayguns at US airports, in order to
defend against the threat of terrorists firing portable anti-aircraft
missiles at airliners.â The Israeli company Rafael, along with
Raytheon and the Norwegian firm Kronsberg, would be responsible for
installing these high-power microwave electropulse rayguns in our
nationâs airports. Well, THATâS shoes for industry!
This is Kevin Barrett for No Lies News, saying âtake off your
shoes...for industry!â (Firesign Theater, âShoes for Industryâ)
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