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PEPIS#75 Bilderberg 2006 and the Killers of Freedom

PEPIS#75 Bilderberg 2006 and the Killers of Freedom

Secretive power brokers meeting coming to Ottawa?

Glen McGregor , with files from Andrew Mayeda.
CanWest News Service; Ottawa Citizen

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

OTTAWA - The meetings of a secretive global think-tank would bring 100 of
the world's most powerful and influential figures to Ottawa next month and
make an Ottawa hotel the host of deliberations on such weighty issues as
the direction of global oil markets and potential military action against

Reports circulating on the Internet say this year's Bilderberg Conference
will be held June 8-11 at the Brookstreet Hotel a rumour the hotel would
not confirm.

But, if a gathering in Ottawa is anything like past Bilderbergs, invitees
will be drawn from the pages of International Who's Who, with a emphasis
on political and corporate leadership and strong representation of the oil
and banking industries. Guest lists typically include names like
Kissinger, Rockefeller and Soros.

The obsessive secrecy that accompanies Bilderberg conferences could also
draw Ottawa into the insane conspiracy theories that surround the group.
The Bilderberg has been accused of being everything from a Zionist cabal
building a single global government to a secret star-chamber that seeks to
fix the price of oil and presidential elections.

Even some rational critics suspect the Bilderberg's meetings set the
economic and political agenda for much of the industrialized world without
any public oversight or accountability. They denounce the Bilderberg as
elitist and overly secretive, calling it an anti-democratic gathering of
''the high priests of globalization.''

The conference takes its name from the Hotel de Bilderberg in the
Netherlands, site of the first meeting in 1954. The group's intent was to
link governments and economies in Europe and North America amid the Cold
War. But its mandate has evolved, and it now exerts a global influence
with interests in foreign policy in general and energy in particular.

Several Canadian political figures have spoken at Bilderbergs, including
prime ministers Pierre Trudeau and Jean Chretien, New Brunswick premiers
Bernard Lord and Frank McKenna, and former Ontario premier Mike Harris.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office would not say Tuesday if he's been
invited to attend the rumoured Ottawa meetings. Harper attended the 2003
conference in Versailles, France.

Patrice Basille, general manager of the Brookstreet Hotel, said no event
associated with the Bilderberg group has been formally booked at the
hotel. He said two conferences, one out of Montreal and another out of
Toronto, are booked for the weekend of June 8.

''What is the Bilderberg?'' he asked. ''This is the first I've heard about

Journalists aren't allowed to attend the sessions, and staff at the host
hotels are told not to confirm or deny any event is scheduled.

Not all of the attendees are comfortable with the pervasive secrecy, says
U.K.-based journalist Tony Gosling, who runs a website devoted to
uncovering the Bilderberg secrets ( There is enough
leakage from past conferences to determine generally what is discussed, he

''There is pretty much a preoccupation with the Middle East and oil at
most of the meetings,'' he said. ''The whole idea is to meet a consensus,
but it is a fairly narrow consensus. Most of the banking power in the
Western world is behind Bilderberg policy, and particularly their energy

Gosling said two issues will likely concern the Ottawa meeting: How to deal
with Iran's alleged nuclear threat, and the direction of Venezuela's oil
industry under the leadership of leftist President Hugo Chavez.

The website reported Tuesday that Bilderberg was
coming to Ottawa. Gosling said several of his sources have also confirmed
the date and location.

Canada last hosted the conference in 1996, when participants invited by
newspaper publisher Conrad Black gathered at a resort north of Toronto.

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23May06- PEPIS#75 Bilderberg 2006 and the Killers of Freedom

1. 8-11th June Ottawa 2006: Bilderberg 2006 and the Killers of Freedom
2. Decoding Dan Brown's DaVinci deception
3. Jim Tucker reveals Bilderberg venue and agenda
4. Illuminati, fact or fiction?
5. 23rd May 2006. The Day Sir Ian Blair and John Reid Destroyed What Millions Died in World War II to Defend
6. Afterword

1. 8-11th June Ottawa 2006: Bilderberg 2006 and the Killers of Freedom

Venezuela and Iran, two great global 'problems' which, backed by most of the private money in the world, Bilderbergers will attempt to 'solve' in Ottawa next month. The public's majority view however, which they will scrupulously ignore, is that Venezuela and Iran represent two great bastions of freedom which have defended the views of their respective populations and refused to bow to the totalitarian dominance of the biggest war machine the world has ever seen and the fascist Project for a New American Century.
This year, the tenth I have covered Bilderberg, credit for pinpointing the venue is shared between Jim Tucker in Washington and Brussels activist Marek Tysis' scrutiny of Turkish language website, Hearty thanks to everyone. Henry Kissinger and his co-conspirators edge closer every year to their goal of stopping ANY coverage of what is plainly the most powerful political and economic congress in the world. What BBC online called 'The Ultimate Conspiracy Theory'.
Those who enquire about Bilderberg's power are expected to wait with baited breath for an incomplete list of participants, delivered as the last luminary's car leaves the hotel. I know embarrassingly powerful people are removed because I spoke to the woman who served Tony Blair his breakfast at Turnberry in 1998. He was not on that year's list. I suppose Kissinger and friends get some kind of cheap 'kick' smuggling their superstars in and out.
If leaks are correct, this year's meeting will involve a 'dance macabre' celebrating the outbreak of 'democracy' in Iraq where only 80 people a day are shot dead or blown up and looking forward to repeating that 'success' in Iran. In secret session just a stone's throw from the Skull and Bones' Deer Island in the St. Lawrence river, they will bemoan the 'sectarian divide' and forget that the al-Askariya congregation in Samarra, wiped out in February, was one of those many mosques where Shi'ite and Sunni worshipped together.
So which 'faction' was responsible for killing their own people? Or was it the SAS, caught a few months earlier with explosives and dressed as arabs, or the CIA or Mossad who really destroyed that holy place and killed over 160 people? This is the equivalent of having the SAS demolish Westminster Cathedral and blaming it on Arabs. Think on.
Not since Dr Goebbels in the 1940's has the Western public been subjected to such daily repeated lies right across the news media about Iran, the Western plutocrats' latest 'rogue state'. In an incredible feat of myopia, the BBC scrupulously fails to mention that Iran is keeping to the letter of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, which Israel with its bristling nuclear arsenal still refuses to sign.
How easily the BBC mandarins have scrapped their motto - Nation shall Speak Peace unto Nation - as they fire off volleys of pseudo-intellectual cover for another round of carnage. Hundreds of thousands, even millions more Islamic murders are in prospect. In the vilest betrayal BBC Current Affairs managers and editors have turn a blind eye to the fate of the Jews just sixty years ago.
Meanwhile their fellow travellers at Bilderberg prepare to rotate their palms towards us, smile, and explain that they are nothing more than an innocent private club. Kissinger, Rockefeller and the rest will be crossing their fingers behind their back and hoping we don't notice the ten wealthiest bankers, five most prestigious European royals, four richest oil men, three biggest media barons (now minus bang to rights Conrad Black - well done Mounties!) and a bunch of frightened politicians are dreaming up more nightmares to poison our children's future.
Rather than the old silence, the New Labour press here in the UK, The Guardian now paints Bilderberg as the victim, defending their right to neither confirm nor deny, doffing the cap, and failing to inform their readers that this unelected body sits at the global black heart of the capitalism they make a pretence of opposing.

As Britain's respected daily paper of the left The Guardian Jason Walsh Blog's defence last week of Bilderberg, Skull and Bones and Neo-Con puppet Blair are appalling betrayals.
Scrupulously ignored in their and the BBC's coverage is the fact that Bilderberg's founder, recently deceased Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands was a enthusiastic member of Hitler's elite SS before World War II. Neither will they mention umbilical ties to the freemasons' 500,000 strong religious cult whose most trusted personal assistant Andrew Palmer organised the last UK Bilderberg conference.
So, do the Guardian and the BBC chiefs not know these facts? - or simply not believe them? Whichever is true both BBC and Guardian censor all my letters and comments, (this is one of the latest  ) even on the web. The most appallingly murderous right wing conspiracy in the history of our planet is being airbrushed from our consciousness.
The Guardian's editor Alan Rushbridger held back recently from fully dishing the dirt on his close friend David Mills, proven perjurer and partner of publicly exposed (on all five UK channels) money launderer Secretary of State for Culture Tessa Jowell. She has been left unharried by Metropolitan police commissioner Sir Ian Blair while she personally supervises the 'reorganisation' of the BBC board of governors.
The commons enquiry into criminal allegations of cash for peerages has somehow ground to a halt even though until someone is charged there are no restrictions on anyone discussing the subject and the committee are covered by parliamentary privilege. How these idiotic MP's were persuaded to drop their enquiry is beyond me. This means that the subject of criminal offences by top New Labour politicians has disappeared at least until late Autumn when MP's return from their summer recess.
The worm at the core of the Metropolitan Police Sir Ian Blair is not just a liar, he has also failed to question the prime suspect in the most shocking crime in the British mainland since World War II, last year's London bombings. Haroon Aswat, who US intelligence analyst John Loftus swears had access to MI6's military explosives and is known to have made several mobile phone calls to the four suspects in the London bombings just before the attacks, languishes in Belmarsh prison and is about to be extradited to Guantanamo Bay where the US authorities want to question him.
So meanwhile, back at the Bilderberg steering committee, Kissinger, Queen Bee and the rest of the gang are planning to use their obscene capital wealth for totalitarian ends of war. They have no thought or interest in feeding and house the poor of the world.
Rather than forgive strangling debt they will be doing everything in their power to use debt and their virtual private monopoly on the creation of money to acquire more and more of our world. African state water companies, Britain's Channel Three ITV network, everything our councils and our governments hold in trust for we the people, the list goes on.
We are sleepwalking into a world unfit for future generations, for our old age and human habitation. Ruled by crooked banks and corporations hell-bent on owning everything on our earth. A global plutocracy. Pinochet, Franco, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini's dream.
So what can anyone do about it? We must all actively join the global movement against the impunity of these power grabbing crooks. To support the freedom fighters in Venezuela, Columbia, Iraq, Iran and in the USA, UK and elsewhere in the West. The crooks are protected by interlocking secret-society colleagues across the criminal justice system, but only if we let them. Victories have been few and ironically for Bilderberg this year Canadians have shown the way to bringing down Conrad Black, hater of trades unions and fraudster extraordinaire, the world has a lot to learn from the tremendous efforts of the Canadian Authorities to fearlessly arrest, charge and prosecute.
We must also prohibit all freemasons or other members of secret societies from holding any public office. The publication of full membership lists for each individual Masonic province, these follow the city and county councils here in the UK and each of the old British colonies is its own province. Provinces publish secret list of all members of that province. ALL these people must be excluded from public office as they have sworn an oath to their fellow members that precludes them from acting in the public interest.
Dare we hope for a surprise arrest warrant served by the Mounties at this year's Bilderberg? Maybe for Kissinger's role in overthrowing the democratically elected government of Chile and installing one of the 20th century's most brutal dictatorships. That would be a good start to this year's conference.

2. Decoding Dan Brown's DaVinci deception
Before plunging into DaVinci here's a thought for the non-appearance of  the 911 documentary 'Loose Change II' at Cannes - whose rightful place as documentary of the year has been usurped by the banking establishment's favourite docudrama 'United 93'. British director Paul Greengrass admitted on Newsnight tonight that 'the stakes are high post 9/11'. He knows which side his bread is buttered and has followed the money. Well there's another one to miss.
The film of Dan Brown's book premiered at Cannes last week to much derision and amusement from the critics. The success of the story is no mystery, that it makes a feint at uncovering what so many of us sense to be normal nowadays, that the world is and has been run, possibly since the Middle Ages, by some Wizard of Oz behind the scenes.
But Dan Brown's book does what so much of our news media does nowadays. Like the Pied Piper it leads us off in the direction of the truth, sets out on a noble journey, then diverts us down its black hole under the mountain. Like government whitewashes like the Hutton enquiry it inverts the conclusion regardless of the evidence. So, if you have seen the film or do go along to it remember the following three points:
Firstly, the most powerful secret society is not Opus Dei or the probably fictional Prieure De Zion but the Illuminati. Sucking the kindly life-blood of the protestant church the Freemasons and their embedded Illuminati leadership are far more rich, powerful and closer to the devil than Opus Dei and the Catholics. If you haven't seen the proof of the existence of the 21st Century Illuminati please read my evidence in the next section of this bulletin. It is Masonic symbolism we see today and throughout history as any half-decent professor of semiotics such as Bologna University's Umberto Eco will spell out.
There is hope for anyone caught in the mason's psychological trap and subsequent mental prison but only one hope. To walk away forever and into the faith in and protection of Jesus Christ and the steadfast love of truth and righteousness. Freemasonic foot soldiers' relationship to their Illuminist masters parallels precisely the relationship between white and black magicians.
Secondly, the secret societies, over the last 700 years or so, almost certainly have been guarding a secret bloodline. This was famously revealed in the 1980's in The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail. But the 'secret' is a profound lie which goes to the heart of the three monotheistic faiths. A satanic fundamentalist blasphemy. The bloodline is not that of Christ but of a zealous Anti-Christ dynasty, with an insatiable appetite for money, sin and power, steeped in multi-generational evil.
Thirdly and finally The DaVinci Code has not been made by filmmakers who love their craft but bribed into existence from an open cheque book. As if to prove how little they really care leading lady, Audrey Tautou, even had her name spelled wrong in the film's credits! Morale and team spirit in the Western film and television production industry is in freefall. These days bankers and accountants make 'perfect' material for scriptwriters and production jobs because of their love of money and the power elite's world of numbers. Creative talent need not apply. That is why almost all films since the 1970's have been peculiarly unsatisfying.
One of the few exceptions in this propaganda industry, commandeered by the banks, was the first new Dr. Who series by the BBC, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and one or two under-funded UK feature films. Almost all the rest is brainwashing.
The film-industry's obsession with power through violence and fear are the propaganda techniques of Josef Goebbels. They are also those of Goebbels' mentor, Edward Bernays, little-known cousin of Sigmund Freud, who gave birth to an entire industry of professional liars, Public Relations.
Following the success of Sean Connery's brilliant performance in The Name of the Rose, lovers of truth eagerly await a film version of Foucault's Pendulum. That profound and entertaining book is Umberto Eco's studied interpretation of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail and it shows Dan Brown up to be nothing more than a pawn of Big Brother.
So with the knowledge that the film industry no longer cares about the stories it produces, the understanding that the Illuminati and Freemasonry are the most powerful political and spiritual wing of the secret societies and that the historic secret they guard is a dismal lie, enjoy the film!
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3. Bilderberg to Meet in Canada
By James P. Tucker Jr.

The secretive group known as Bilderberg will hold its annual secret meeting at the posh Brook Street Resort a few miles from Ottawa, Canada, June 8-11.
The location and part of the agenda was disclosed to American Free Press by a source inside Bilderberg's inner circle.
High on the Bilderberg's secret agenda this year are oil prices and the political upheaval in Latin America. When meeting last year in Rottach-Egern, Germany, Bilderberg called for dramatic increases in the price of oil. Oil prices started climbing immediately from $40 a barrel to $70.
Whether Bilderberg will call for still higher prices is unclear, but Henry Kissinger and others had gleefully anticipated ultimate prices at $150 a barrel a year ago. Bilderberg is certainly concerned about supply, which is related to the "Latin American problem," as one insider said.
Approximately 120 international leaders in politics and finance will also discuss the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which has caused a rare breach between American Bilderbergers and their European counterparts since the United States Iraq invasion in 2003. Whether the United States should invade Iran is also high on the agenda.
Bilderberg is especially concerned about Venezuela, where as part of a plan to increase revenues from its petroleum industry President Hugo Chavez said May 7 he would impose a new tax on companies that extract oil from his country. Big Oil is represented at Bilderberg by Jeroen van der Veer of The Netherlands, chairman of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group and Franco Bernabe of Italy, vice chairman of Rothschild Europe, among others. "We are going to create a new oil tax, called the tax on extraction,"
Chavez said. "The companies that are pumping oil in Venezuela are making a lot of money."
Chavez accused foreign oil companies of exploiting his country's vast petroleum reserves without paying sufficient taxes. Venezuela is the world's fifth-largest oil exporter but has troubled oil barons by sending cheap petroleum to needy American families and subsidizing domestic use so local citizens pay 12 cents a gallon.
Venezuela has voided oil-pumping contracts with private companies at 32 fields and replaced them with a mixed-company model that gave Venezuela's state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA a minimum 60 percent stake. Chavez has also sharply raised royalties and taxes, and reduced potential drilling acreage by almost two-thirds. He is also resisting expansion of NAFTA throughout the hemisphere, a prime Bilderberg goal.
Chavez's outspoken criticisms of the United States make it unlikely that American Bilderbergers can help smooth over the supply problem. However, banker David Rockefeller's family has always had a heavy interest in oil and other investments in South America.
President Bush will have a top White House aide representing him at Bilderberg, and high officials of the state, defense and treasury departments will attend. Heads of state and other high officials in government and banking will attend from Europe and Canada.
Bilderberg's agenda also includes the turmoil in the Middle East, nuclear proliferation, with an emphasis on Iran, North Korea and Pakistan, and global warming.
The Bilderberg group takes it name from the hotel in Holland where the group met in 1954, during the earliest period of its inception. Bilderbergers meet regularly, presumably on a once-a-year basis, at various locations around the world, always in extreme secrecy, often at resorts controlled by either the Rockefeller or Rothschild families. The Rothschild family is the leading European force within the Bilderberg Group, sharing its power with the American-based Rockefeller empire.
Bilderberg maintains an extremely low profile and seldom, if ever, publishes reports or studies for the public, at least, under its own official aegis. Participants denied the groups very existence for decades until it was forced into the open by the glare of media publicity, generated largely by the now defunct Spotlight newspaper.

4. Illuminati, fact or fiction?

The historical proof of the Illuminati's formation in 18th Century Bavaria, Germany was clearly recorded in the Bavarian state records and by conscientious freemasons. Secret papers explaining their aims of subverting religions and national governments were exposed as a scandal at the time. The most measured and entertaining historical exposť of the Illuminati's conception and subsequent takeover of freemasonry in English is probably John Robison's 1791 book Proofs of a Conspiracy against all governments and religions.
At least one - please search the net for more - US author Texe Marrs has in his possession a certificate of membership of a modern secret society calling itself the Illuminati.
Illegal drug trafficking, mostly in opium and cocaine, production of heroin and crack-cocaine. Also, intelligence black budgets which have been removed from democratic scrutiny. They have access, through intelligence agencies, military dictatorships such as Pakistan, to military bases, military secrets and military equipment.
1. In both the historical Illuminati and the Skull and Bones initiates use classical pseudonyms, often from pagan classical myth eg. Spartacus or Boaz
2. Both have important US and German lodges
3. Both say "The Devil = Death, Death = Death" as part of their ritual
4. Both are secret cults with multiple degrees of initiation and blood-curdling oaths of secrecy
5. Both have satanic overtones with the ritualised use of an inverted (point downwards) pentagram.

On the evil day that Britain's new far right Home Secretary John Reid ordered the destruction of Brian Haw's peaceful protest camp in Parliament Square I re-circulate John Pilger's urgent warning from January 2006 about fascism and the strangulation of freedom. As pretty much everyone in broadcasting knows there is there is a whispering campaign at the BBC against Pilger. Now we can all understand that was because - he's right on the ball.
By John Pilger - January 6th edition of "The New Statesman"
The rights of ordinary people to speak out against an unjust war and atrocities unleashed in their name are being crushed. Fascism is at the door. Who else, asks John Pilger, will fight it?
On Christmas Eve, I dropped in on Brian Haw, whose hunched, pacing figure was just visible through the freezing fog. For four and a half years, Brian has camped in Parliament Square with a graphic display of photographs that show the terror and suffering imposed on Iraqi children by British policies. The effectiveness of his action was demonstrated last April when the Blair government banned any expression of opposition within a kilometre of parliament. The high court subsequently ruled that, because his presence preceded the ban, Brian was an exception.
Day after day, night after night, season upon season, he remains a beacon, illuminating the great crime of Iraq and the cowardice of the House of Commons. As we talked, two women brought him a Christmas meal and mulled wine. They thanked him, shook his hand and hurried on. He had never seen them before. "That's typical of the public," he said. A man in a pinstriped suit and tie emerged from the fog, carrying a small wreath. "I intend to place this at the Cenotaph and read out the names of the dead in Iraq," he said to Brian, who cautioned him: "You'll spend the night in the cells, mate." We watched him stride off and lay his wreath. His head bowed, he appeared to be whispering. Thirty years ago, I watched dissidents do something similar outside the walls of the Kremlin.
As the night had covered him, he was lucky. On 7 December, Maya Evans, a vegan chef aged 25, was convicted of breaching the new Serious Organised Crime and Police Act by reading aloud at the Cenotaph the names of 97 British soldiers killed in Iraq. So serious was her crime that it required 14 policemen in two vans to arrest her. She was fined and given a criminal record for the rest of her life.
Freedom is dying. Eighty-year-old John Catt served with the RAF in the Second World War. Last September, he was stopped by police in Brighton for wearing an "offensive" T-shirt which suggested that Bush and Blair be tried for war crimes. He was arrested under the Terrorism Act and handcuffed, with his arms held behind his back. The official record of the arrest says the "purpose" of searching him was "terrorism" and the "grounds for intervention" were "carrying plackard and T-shirt with anti-Blair info" (sic). He is awaiting trial.
Such cases compare with others that remain secret and beyond any form of justice: those of the foreign nationals held at Belmarsh Prison who have never been charged, let alone put on trial. They are held "on suspicion". Some of the "evidence" against them, whatever it is, the government has now admitted, could have been extracted under torture at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib. They are political prisoners in all but name. They face the prospect of being spirited out of the country and into the arms of a regime which may torture them to death. Their isolated families, including children, are quietly going mad. And for what?
Between 11 September 2001 and 30 September 2005, 895 people in total were arrested under the Terrorism Act. Only 23 have been convicted of offences covered by the act. As for real terrorists, the identities of two of the 7 July bombers, including the suspected mastermind, were known to MI5, yet nothing was done. And Blair wants to give the security services more power. Having helped to devastate Iraq, he is now killing freedom in his own country.
Consider parallel events in the United States. Last October, an American doctor, loved by his patients, was punished with 22 years in prison for founding a charity; Help the Needy, which helped children in Iraq stricken by an economic and humanitarian blockade imposed by America and Britain. In raising money for infants dying from diarrhoea, Dr Rafil Dhafir broke a siege which, according to UNICEF, had caused the deaths of half a million under the age of five. John Ashcroft, the then US attorney general, called Dr Dhafir, a Muslim, a "terrorist", a description mocked by even the judge in a politically motivated travesty of a trial.
 The Dhafir case is not extraordinary. In the same month, three US circuit court judges ruled in favour of the Bush regime's "right" to imprison an American citizen "indefinitely" without charging him with a crime.
This was the case of Jose Padilla, a petty criminal who allegedly visited Pakistan before he was arrested at Chicago airport three and a half years ago. He was never charged and no evidence has ever been presented against him. Now mired in legal complexity, the case puts George W Bush above the law and outlaws the Bill of Rights. Indeed, on 14 November, the US Senate in effect voted to ban habeas corpus by passing an amendment that overturned a Supreme Court ruling allowing Guantanamo prisoners access to a federal court. Thus, the touchstone of America's most celebrated freedom was scrapped. Without habeas corpus, a government can simply lock away its opponents and implement a dictatorship.
A related, insidious tyranny is being imposed across the world. For all his troubles in Iraq, Bush has carried out the recommendations of a Messianic conspiracy theory called the "Project for the New American Century". Written by his ideological sponsors shortly before he came to power, it foresaw his administration as a military dictatorship behind a democratic facade: "the cavalry on the new American frontier", guided by a blend of paranoia and megalomania. More than 700 American bases are now placed strategically in compliant countries, notably at gateways to sources of fossil fuels and encircling the Middle East and central Asia. "Pre-emptive" aggression is policy, including the use of nuclear weapons. The chemical warfare industry has been reinvigorated. Missile treaties have been torn up. Space has been militarised. Global warming has been embraced. The powers of the president have never been greater. The judicial system has been subverted, along with civil liberties. !
The former senior CIA analyst Ray McGovern, who once prepared the daily White House briefing, told me that the authors of the PNAC and those now occupying positions of executive power used to be known in Washington as "the crazies". He said: "We should now be very worried about fascism."
In his epic acceptance of the Nobel Prize in Literature on 7 December, Harold Pinter spoke of "a vast tapestry of lies, upon which we feed". He asked why "the systematic brutality, the widespread atrocities, the ruthless suppression of inde- pendent thought" of Stalinist Russia were well known in the west while US state crimes were merely "superficially recorded, let alone documented, let alone acknowledged".
A silence has reigned. Across the world, the extinction and suffering of countless human beings can be attributed to rampant American power, "But you wouldn't know it," said Pinter. "It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn't happening. It didn't matter. It was of no interest."
To its credit, the Guardian published every word of Pinter's warning. To its shame, though unsurprising, the state television broadcaster ignored it. All that Newsnight flatulence about the arts, all that recycled preening for the cameras at Booker Prize-giving events, yet the BBC could not make room for Britain's greatest living dramatist, so honoured, to tell the truth.
For the BBC, it simply never happened, just as the killing of half a million children by America's medieval siege of Iraq during the 1990s never happened, just as the Dhafir and Padilla trials and the Senate vote banning freedom never happened. The political prisoners of Belmarsh barely exist; and a big, brave posse of Metropolitan police never swept away Maya Evans as she publicly grieved for British soldiers killed in the cause of nothing except rotten power.
Bereft of irony, but with a snigger, the newsreader Fiona Bruce introduced, as news, a Christmas propaganda film about Bush's dogs. That happened. Now imagine Bruce reading the following: "Here is delayed news, just in. From 1945 to 2005, the United States attempted to overthrow 50 governments, many of them democracies, and to crush 30 popular movements fighting tyrannical regimes. In the process, 25 countries were bombed, causing the loss of several million lives and the despair of millions more." (Thanks to William Blum's Rogue State, published by Common Courage Press.)
The icon of horror of Saddam Hussein's rule is a 1988 film of petrified bodies of people in the Kurdish town of Halabja, killed in a chemical weapons attack. The attack has been referred to a great deal by Bush and Blair and the film shown a great deal by the BBC. At the time, as I know from personal experience, the Foreign Office tried to cover up the crime at Halabja. The Americans tried to blame it on Iran. Today, in an age of images, there are no images of the chemical weapons attack on Fallujah in November 2004. This allowed the Americans to deny it until they were caught out recently by investigators using the internet. For the BBC, American atrocities simply do not happen.
In 1999, while filming in Washington and Iraq, I learned the true scale of bombing in what the Americans and British then called Iraq's "no-fly zones". During the 18 months to 14 January 1999, US aircraft flew 24,000 combat missions over Iraq; almost every mission was bombing or strafing. "We're down to the last outhouse," a US official protested. "There are still some things left [to bomb], but not many." That was seven years ago. In recent months, the air assault on Iraq has multiplied; the effect on the ground cannot be imagined. For the BBC, it has not happened.
The black farce extends to those pseudo-humanitarians in the media and elsewhere, who themselves have never seen the effects of cluster bombs and air-burst shells, yet continue to invoke the crimes of Saddam to justify the nightmare in Iraq and to protect a quisling prime minister who has sold out his country and made the world more dangerous. Curiously, some of them insist on describing themselves as "liberals" and "left of centre", even "anti-fascists". They want some respectability, I suppose. This is understandable, given that the league table of carnage by Saddam Hussein was overtaken long ago by that of their hero in Downing Street, who will now support an attack on Iran.
This cannot change until we, in the west, look in the mirror and confront the true aims and narcissism of the power applied in our name, its extremes and terrorism. The usual double standard no longer works; there are now millions like Brian Haw, Maya Evans, John Catt and the man in the pinstriped suit, with his wreath. Looking in the mirror means understanding that a violent and undemocratic order is being imposed by those whose actions are little different from the actions of fascists. The difference used to be distance. Now they are bringing it home.

Lingering questions about Robin Cook's death
I would rather not be having these thoughts but, as I am, I reckon it's time to commit them to writing.  This extended entry builds upon 'Robin Cook, the Database and Secrets', which itself derived from 'Warning to Labour Politicians' (and the thread began with 'John Prescott and National Security').  It raises questions about Robin Cook's death, ones I've not seen addressed elsewhere.  In life, I was never Cooky's biggest fan.  But if there were the slightest possibility that his death was not naturally caused, then the man deserves better than for the official version to be believed without question


Robin Cook's epitaph - final article explained how pointless War on Terror is and that Al Qaeda is a creation of the CIA
Bin Laden was, though, a product of a monumental miscalculation by western security agencies. Throughout the 80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. Al-Qaida, literally "the database", was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians. Inexplicably, and with disastrous consequences, it never appears to have occurred to Washington that once Russia was out of the way, Bin Laden's organisation would turn its attention to the west


Marek Tysis' Bilderberg 2006 analysis
Globalization is not from the 20th or 21st century. It is as old as the 15th or 16th century. The medieval Knights Templar were the first ever multinational corporation. Every move in Globalization has been about reshaping the World, or giving a global plan of control or a 'New World Order'. Behind the scenes, imperialism has been sharing the natural bounty of the world to the profit of its upper class, the Plutocracy. The rich who so much want to have one absolute rule of this world.
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