From a piece of an article at http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/world/2001/1107/wor3.htm, “Former UN man warns of Afghan ‘catastrophe’” comes this: “The Afghan war was illegal and could not be justified on the basis of self-defense. ‘Mr. Powell U.S. Secretary of State has said that the evidence against bin Laden and al-Qaeda would not stand up in court. If it won't stand up in court, how the hell can it justify bombing?’”
In Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays, Northrop Frye wrote, “We should have to say, then, that all forms of melodrama, the detective story in particular, were advance propaganda for the police state, in so far as that represents the regularizing of mob violence, if it were possible to take them seriously… Cultivated people go to a melodrama to hiss the villain with an air of condescension: they are making a point of the fact that they cannot take his villainy seriously. We have here a type of irony which exactly corresponds to that of two other major arts of the ironic age, advertising and propaganda. These arts pretend to address themselves seriously to a subliminal audience of cretins, an audience that may not even exist, but which is assumed to be simple-minded enough to accept at their face value the statements made about the purity of a soap or a government's motives. The rest of us, realizing that irony never says precisely what it means, take these arts ironically, or, at least, regard them as a kind of ironic game.”
On 14 November 2001, there was a “War on Terrorism in 3-D: Dialogue, Deliberation and Discovery” Teach-In at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America). Did you get a chance to check out such an event in the area where you live? Events, articles, books, websites, debates, petitions, and so on that question the official story line (the propaganda portion of psychological warfare/operations) are needed, so that one day we may get a better glimpse of what has gone on in history, not just the continuum of 11 September 2001, but all events of our collective history that have been whitewashed so as to keep us all confused and blind to the truth when we see it. The truth rests inside each of us, it is that “Beacon of Light/Hope,” sort of like sunlight, that we allow to seep out every now and then. Together we can brighten our path to the future by understanding and knowing the truth of our histories, thus knowing how the present came into being, and enabling us to project a future that benefits us all, not just a few. Each of us should pose questions of ourselves and of our elected “leaders,” in whatever capacity, for questions are a compass to the truth and light that we all seek in one way or another.
Who is the head of al-Qaeda (al-Qaida), the CIA - thus whoever controls the White House, the United States of America, and the world - or Osama Bin Ladin (Usama Bin Laden) or some other entity? What is martial law? Is martial law on its way to the U.S., any other country, or perhaps worldwide, if so, how long till it arrives? How can we stop martial law from advancing?
Why is the “Northern Alliance” no better for the people of Afghanistan than the Taliban (Taleban), both of whom we support(ed)? What do the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) and other people in or exiled from Afghanistan want in a new government? What do the U.S., U.K., Pakistani, Israeli, and other governments (including oil, gas, and fishing corporations and drug traffickers - the U.S. “corporament” is a major weapons and drug trafficker) want in a government in Afghanistan? Is this “War on Terrorism” any different than the “War on Welfare, Drugs, Crime” and so on? No, they are all wars on people and means of advancing agendas and profits, whether it is the continued trafficking/control of water, drugs, oil, gas, fish, or other “natural resources”.
Someone wrote this excerpt of a review of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Alexander Brown at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/books/0805066691/customer-reviews/ref=pd_bxgy_text_2/107-3532519-3015705: “Gen. George Crook, a veteran Indian fighter throughout the Great Plains and Southwest, who eventually began to perceive (albeit too little, too late) the flaws in his government's policies. With some qualifications, it could serve as an apt description of certain aspects of America's (and the world's) current political climate: ‘It is too often the case that ... newspapers ... disseminate all sorts of exaggerations and falsehoods about the Indians, which are copied in papers of high character and wide circulation, in other parts of the country, while the Indians' side of the case is rarely ever heard. In this way the people at large get false ideas with reference to the matter. Then when the outbreak does come public attention is turned to the Indians, their crimes and atrocities are alone condemned, while the persons who injustice has driven them to this course escape scot-free and are the loudest in their denunciations.’”
Irucka Ajani Embry for PRAVDA.Ru
Irucka Ajani Embry can be reached at email@example.com and would like information about the detainees in the U.S. government’s concentration camps at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, in the United States of America, and elsewhere around the world. As well as those of other countries which are our “allies” and/or “enemies."
http://members.tripod.com/Irucka/utk.html What’s Really Going on at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America)
http://members.tripod.com/Irucka/newthing3.html The homepage of Irucka Ajani Embry
http://members.tripod.com/Irucka/continuum.html Thoughts on the continuum as shown on 11 September 2001
Resources to help us look at the continuum of 11 September 2001 in a different light:
James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership http://www.boggscenter.org/
Only Poetry Can Address Grief: Moving Forward after 911 http://www.starhawk.org/activism/movingforward.html
Michael Moore’s Home Page http://www.michaelmoore.com
Coalition of Women for a Just Peace http://www.coalitionofwomen4peace.org
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) http://rawa.false.net/index.html
A Dossier on Civilian Victims of United States' Aerial Bombing of Afghanistan: A Comprehensive Accounting [revised] http://www.cursor.org/stories/civilian_deaths.htm
Questioning the War on Terrorism http://www.communitycurrency.org/9-11.html
What Americans need to Know - but probably won't be told - to Understand Palestinian Rage http://www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/palestine/eduardoCohen.html
UN Probes Urgent Palestinian Environmental Issues http://ens-news.com/ens/jul2002/2002%2D07%2D17%2D01.asp
Water key to peace, Israel official says http://www.enn.com/news/wire-stories/2000/03/03222000/ap_waterkey_11284.asp
Commonway “9-11” Index of Articles http://www.commonway.org/CWI911-index.html#9-11INDEXTOP
“A time to break silence” - a speech by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. http://www.boggscenter.org/mlksilence.htm
Zionism And Its Impact http://www.wrmea.com/html/focus.htm
How Sharon and the Likud Party nurtured the rise of Hamas http://www.middleeastwire.com:8080/storypage.jsp?id=10540
Irangate: The Israel Connection excerpted from the book, The Iran Contra Connection: Secret Teams and Covert Operations in the Reagan Era by Johnathan Marshall, Peter Dale Scott, and Jane Hunter http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Ronald_Reagan/Irangate_Israel_TICC.html
War on Terrorism page http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/War_On_Terrorism/War_On_Terrorism_page.html
Major Media Hides Bush-Saddam-BCCI Kickback Scam http://www.ciagents.com/article.php?sid=175
B.C.C.I.: Bank of Crooks and Criminals International: U.S Government One Of Its Biggest Customers http://www.dcia.com/bcci.html
BNL - IRAQGATE SCANDAL: The Chicago Connection - Bush & Saddam Inc. Key documents - sought by Gonzalez - withheld http://www.paranormalnews.com/textfiles/conspiracies/BNL_IraqGate_Scandal.txt
U.S. Spied on Iraq Under U.N. Cover, Officials Now Say http://www.library.cornell.edu/colldev/mideast/scomspy.htm
Rule Of Law And The Bombing Of Iraq http://www.accuracy.org/press_releases/PR121998.htm
Green Light in the Gulf http://home.achilles.net/~sal/greenlight.htm
The McCollum Memo: The Smoking Gun of Pearl Harbor http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/McCollum/
Day of Deceit: The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor http://members.aol.com/TFGrantel/books/deceit.html
Book Sheds Light Upon Sources of Domestic Terrorism: Review of From the Barrel of a Gun: The United States and the War Against Zimbabwe by Gerald Horne http://www.frictionmagazine.com/imprint/books/gerald_horne.asp
Anthrax Vaccine: Cure Or Conspiracy?: An interview with Dr. Leonard Horowitz, Dec. 18, 1997 http://www.sonic.net/~west/vaccine.htm
Earth Net http://earths.neths.net
On December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, its thirty articles enshrining basic and fundamental rights guaranteeing dignity of the human person and equality for all, regardless of race, color, creed or gender. A pipe dream?
Vladimir Putin's aircraft landed on Hmeymim airbase of the Russian Air Force in Syria in the morning of December 11