- The cat is out of the bag now.
- It happened quite by accident, as most revelations do.
And it is seen by most of the world as the most revolting of the American/Israeli
atrocities in the past few years, although it's hard to prioritize that
claim because of the level and frequency of barbaric acts that are committed
on a regular basis by those affluent automatons who call themselves the
- Yet everyone but the comatose American populace - blinded
by its Orwellian media and stupefied by its demented diet of physical and
mental poisons - can see it.
- So permit me to spell it out for those cowardly people
who say they're living in the freest country on Earth, but absolutely refuse
in their silent ignorance to see the blood they're spilling. No country
that condones deliberate torture for any reason can ever be trusted.
- The first hint came in Imad Khadduri's "A warning
to car drivers" written in Arabic and posted on www.albasrah.net on
May 11. The dispatch was quickly picked up by two of the most realistic
and reliable news sites on the Web, www.uruknet.info, which I try to read
every day, and www.globalresearch.ca, which I try to read every week, since
it offers less breaking and more analytical news. I consider these two
sites essential to keeping up with the real news of the world, and highly
recommend that you monitor them, too.
- Khadduri recounted a scam that opens up a clear window
to seeing who is perpetrating all this inexplicable violence in Iraq. Beyond
the American attempt to pacify an outraged and abused nation through demonic
destruction, and beyond the Iraqi attempt to resist this totalitarian takeover
by a foreign conqueror, there are more than numerous acts of violence that
simply can't be understood by straightforward explanations.
- I mean, when a mosque blows up and Americans blame Islamic
terrorists, whether Sunni or Shiite, it makes no sense. Muslims never blow
up their own houses of worship. Or when reporters sympathetic to either
the Iraqi cause of freedom, or even just general principles of international
justice, are suddenly assassinated and the blame is placed on often imaginary
Islamic extremists whose perspective is supported by these writers, how
can anyone believe that Muslims did it, even thought this is what the Zionist
American press and government continue to insist.
- So who's doing all these demented deeds? As if we didn't
- Khadduri's report went like this:
- "A few days ago, an American manned check point
confiscated the driver license of a driver and told him to report to an
American military camp near Baghdad airport for interrogation and in order
to retrieve his license. The next day, the driver did visit the camp and
he was allowed in the camp with his car. He was admitted to a room for
an interrogation that lasted half an hour. At the end of the session, the
American interrogator told him: 'OK, there is nothing against you, but
you do know that Iraq is now sovereign and is in charge of its own affairs.
Hence, we have forwarded your papers and license to al-Kadhimia police
station for processing. Therefore, go there with this clearance to reclaim
your license. At the police station, ask for Lt. Hussain Mohammed, who
is waiting for you now. Go there now quickly, before he leaves his shift
- The driver did leave in a hurry, but was soon alarmed
with a feeling that his car was driving as if carrying a heavy load, and
he also became suspicious of a low flying helicopter that kept hovering
overhead, as if trailing him. He stopped the car and inspected it carefully.
He found nearly 100 kilograms of explosives hidden in the back seat and
along the two back doors.
- The only feasible explanation for this incident is that
the car was indeed booby trapped by the Americans and intended for the
al-Khadimiya Shiite district of Baghdad. The helicopter was monitoring
his movement and witnessing the anticipated "hideous attack by foreign
- The same scenario was repeated in Mosul, in the north
of Iraq. A car was confiscated along with the driver's license. He did
follow up on the matter and finally reclaimed his car but was told to go
to a police station to reclaim his license. Fortunately for him, the car
broke down on the way to the police station. The inspecting car mechanic
discovered that the spare tire was fully laden with explosives."
- If this were the only example of this type I heard, I
might have let it pass as just a story. But it wasn't.
- There was also the sorry tale of the Iraqi man who saw
American soldiers plant a bomb which shortly thereafter exploded, and when
he said so out loud for all to hear, he was hauled away, never to be seen
- This story was reported on arguably the most authentic
and riveting source of news from Iraq, the heart-rending "Baghdad
Burning: Girl Blog from Iraq," which is compiled by someone known
only as Riverbend or Iraqi Girl <http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/>.
Again, recommended reading.
- She recounts, "the last two weeks have been violent
- The number of explosions in Baghdad alone is frightening.
There have also been several assassinations - bodies being found here and
there. It's somewhat disturbing to know that corpses are turning up in
the most unexpected places. Many people will tell you it's not wise to
eat river fish anymore because they have been nourished on the human remains
being dumped into the river. That thought alone has given me more than
one sleepless night. It is almost as if Baghdad has turned into a giant
- The latest corpses were those of some Sunni and Shia
clerics - several of them well-known. People are being patient and there
is a general consensus that these killings are being done to provoke civil
war. Also worrisome is the fact that we are hearing of people being rounded
up by security forces (Iraqi) and then being found dead days later - apparently
when the new Iraqi government recently decided to reinstate the death penalty,
they had something else in mind.
- But back to the explosions. One of the larger blasts
was in an area called Ma'moun, which is a middle class area located in
west Baghdad. It's a relatively calm residential area with shops that provide
the basics and a bit more. It happened in the morning, as the shops were
opening up for their daily business and it occurred right in front of a
butcher's shop. Immediately after, we heard that a man living in a house
in front of the blast site was hauled off by the Americans because it was
said that after the bomb went off, he sniped an Iraqi National Guardsman.
- I didn't think much about the story - nothing about it
stood out: an explosion and a sniper - hardly an anomaly. The interesting
news started circulating a couple of days later. People from the area claim
that the man was taken away not because he shot anyone, but because he
knew too much about the bomb. Rumor has it that he saw an American patrol
passing through the area and pausing at the bomb site minutes before the
explosion. Soon after they drove away, the bomb went off and chaos ensued.
He ran out of his house screaming to the neighbors and bystanders that
the Americans had either planted the bomb or seen the bomb and done nothing
about it. He was promptly taken away.
- The bombs are mysterious. Some of them explode in the
midst of National Guard and near American troops or Iraqi Police and others
explode near mosques, churches, and shops or in the middle of sougs. One
thing that surprises us about the news reports of these bombs is that they
are inevitably linked to suicide bombers. The reality is that some of these
bombs are not suicide bombs - they are car bombs that are either being
remotely detonated or maybe time bombs. All we know is that the techniques
differ and apparently so do the intentions. Some will tell you they are
resistance. Some say Chalabi and his thugs are responsible for a number
of them. Others blame Iran and the SCIRI militia Badir.
- In any case, they are terrifying. If you're close enough,
the first sound is a that of an earsplitting blast and the sounds that
follow are of a rain of glass, shrapnel and other sharp things. Then the
wails begin - the shrill mechanical wails of an occasional ambulance combined
with the wail of car alarms from neighboring vehicles and finally the wail
of people trying to sort out their dead and dying from the debris.
- Then there was this one.
- On May 13, 2005, a 64 years old Iraqi farmer, Haj Haidar
Abu Sijjad, took his tomato load in his pickup truck from Hilla to Baghdad,
accompanied by Ali, his 11 years old grandson. They were stopped at an
American check point and were asked to dismount. An American soldier climbed
on the back of the pickup truck, followed by another a few minutes later,
and thoroughly inspected the tomato filled plastic containers for about
10 minutes. Haj Haidar and his grandson were then allowed to proceed to
- A minute later, his grandson told him that he saw one
of the American soldiers putting a grey melon size object in the back among
the tomato containers. The Haj immediately slammed on the brakes and stopped
the car at the side of the road, at a relatively far distance from the
check point. He found a time bomb with the clock ticking tucked among his
tomatoes. He immediately recognized it, as he was an ex-army soldier. Panicking,
he grabbed his grandson and ran away from the car. Then, realizing that
the car was his only means of work, he went back, took the bomb and carried
it in fear. He threw it in a deep ditch by the side of the road that was
dug by Iraqi soldiers in preparation for the war, two years ago.
- Upon returning from Baghdad, he found out that the bomb
had indeed exploded, killing three sheep and injuring their shepherd in
his head. He thanked God for giving him the courage to go back and remove
the bomb, and for the luck in that the American soldiers did not notice
his sudden stop at a distance and his getting rid of the bomb.
- "They intended it to explode in Baghdad and claim
that it is the work of the 'terrorists', or 'insurgents' or who call themselves
- I decided to expose them and asked your reporter to take
me to Baghdad to tell you the story. They are to be exposed as they now
want to sow strife in Iraq and taint the Resistance after failing to defeat
- Do not forget to mention my name. I fear nobody but God,
as I am a follower of Muqtada al-Sadir."
- The background and admission of guilt for such satanic
shenanigans was clearly outlined in Frank Morales' piece on globalresearch.ca:
"The Provocateur State: Is the CIA Behind the Iraqi 'Insurgents' -
and Global Terrorism," by Frank Morales <http://globalresearch.ca/articles/MOR505A.html>
clearly demonstrates how Donald Rumsfeld said he was going to do exactly
what these three sorry episodes show he actually did.
- Morales writes:
- Back in 2002, following the trauma of 9-11, Secretary
of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld predicted there would be more terrorist attacks
against the American people and civilization at large. How could he be
so sure of that? Perhaps because these attacks would be instigated on the
order of the Honorable Mr. Rumsfeld. According to Los Angeles Times military
analyst William Arkin, writing Oct. 27, 2002, Rumsfeld set out to create
a secret army, "a super-Intelligence Support Activity" network
that would "bring together CIA and military covert action, information
warfare, intelligence, and cover and deception," to stir the pot of
spiraling global violence.
- We never got the full story on those ghastly beheadings
of Nick Berg and others. Nor have we ever understood who killed the American
mercenaries in Fallujah that eventually precipitated one of the great slaughters
in history. Nor have we ever been able to discern if Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
is actually a real person or just another bin Ladenesque boogeyman. Nor
if the al-Qaeda website which claims responsibility for various atrocities
is not really run by the CIA.
- Provoking this type of violence also further conceals
the sinister genocide the Israelis continue to perpetrate on the hapless
Palestinians, which is exactly its point, as is the entire Iraq invasion
and destruction, and as was the inside job mass murder on 9/11 in New York
City. The purpose of all these despicable acts is to conceal what the Israelis
and the Americans have been doing all along to the entire Arab world, namely
enslaving and destroying it.
- There is not now nor ever was an Arab terror threat.
That was all invented by Rothschild, Rockefeller, Kissinger, Brzezinski,
Bush, Cheney, Sharon, Zakheim, Perle, Wolfowitz, Feith, Abrams and Warren
Buffett. These people are all traitors to not only their countries but
to humanity in general, and should all be slammed and RICOed into Guantanamo
- And so should the government officials, media lackeys,
and ordinary citizens who, by their complicity or their ignorance, support
- The main point in understanding these deliberate provocations
to prevent peace is to understand how the American capitalist system, now
hijacked by billionaires with no trace of conscience, thrives on war and
profits from the misery of others.
- The neocon murder menace has been for months ratcheting
up the hyperbole about why we need to invade Iran - which some predict
will happen in June - and just this week, rumors of troop movements in
the Caribbean and lockdowns at Florida military bases appear to augur an
imminent invasion of oil-producing Venezuela.
- The overall plan is to create hell on Earth, and we are
succeeding. By our silent complicity and cowardly reluctance to oppose
and stop this homicidal behavior in the name of profit, we are all accessories
to mass murder and the destruction of human society, not to even mention
the extinction of individual human freedom and the God-given right to be
safe and secure in the homes of our choice.
- So now that you know, what are you going to do about
it? You know if you do nothing, these same things will one day happen to
- John Kaminski is a writer whose Internet essays are seen
on hundreds of websites around the world. These stories have been compiled
into two anthologies, "America's Autopsy Report" and "The
Perfect Enemy." In addition, he has written "The Day America
Died: Why You Shouldn't Believe the Official Story of What Happened on
September 11, 2001," a booklet written for those who still believe
the government's cynical lies about that tragic day. All three books are
available at http://www.johnkaminski.com/