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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Seattle, WA March 18th: "Heritage of Colonialism" conference

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

5,000 people expected at NOI 9/11 truth event this Saturday


I will be speaking, along with Christopher Bollyn and Richard Gage, AIA, at "The War on Islam: 9/11 Revisited, Uncovered and Exposed" this Saturday, February 18th, 10 a.m., Cobo Hall D in Detroit, Michigan. This is the Plenary Session of the Nation of Islam's annual Saviors Day event. Roughly 5,000 people are expected to attend. More information HERE.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Countering Iran A Cover-Up for 'Western-Zionist Death Grip' on Region

Tasnim News Agency interview with Kevin Barrett

 1. Following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran has been the only country in the Middle East standing against the US and pursuing independence. What’s your view on such Iranian paradigm of countering the US hegemony? Has the Islamic Republic of Iran succeeded in promoting that model and enlightening the international community about Washington’s policy of interference?

 The 1979 Islamic Revolution succeeded in freeing Iran from the US empire. Its success has been largely due to the genius of Imam Khomeini, who found a way to bring Islam back into the center of public life, in the context of a modern constitutional republic, through the Wilayat al-Faqih model. Though Iran has unfortunately not succeeded in spreading the Wilayat al-Faqih model to other Muslim countries — presumably because those countries do not have scholars with the necessary courage and abilities to implement it, and also because the larger community of Muslim scholars has been unable to decisively transcend sectarianism — it has succeeded in forging an Axis of Resistance against the US-Zionist forces that dominate the region. To a lesser extent Iran has also succeeded in helping mobilize a diverse coalition of international intellectuals and activists who reject imperialism and Zionism. Many of these thinkers and activists, hopefully including myself, will be present at the 6th International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada to be held February 21 and 22 in Tehran.

 2. What approaches do you think the hegemons have adopted to hinder the spread of that Iranian anti-arrogance paradigm in the Middle East? 

 The hegemons fought back against Iran’s Islamic Revolution first by trying to stop it, then by attacking it using terrorism and the Imposed War with Iraq, and finally by using a “containment” strategy. This strategy, like the one developed by George Kennan for the containment of the USSR, attempted to stop the “expansion” of Iran’s influence using "the adroit and vigilant application of counterforce at a series of constantly shifting geographical and political points” (from Kennan’s famous “Mr. X” article). The US and Israel have supported the M.E.K. and other terrorist groups; supported other anti-Iran forces in the region; interfered in the internal politics of Middle Eastern countries to turn them against Iran; imposed blockades and sanctions against Iran; propagandized against Iran and its Islamic Revolution in both Western and controlled Middle Eastern media; and, especially after Hezbollah’s 2006 victory over Israel, incited sectarianism and Iranophobia among Middle Eastern Sunni Muslims. They have tried to steer the conversation away from the real issue: Should Middle Eastern countries be Islamic and independent, or should they be pawns of imperialists and Zionists who are not just non-Muslim, and not just actively hostile to Islam, but who are actually waging a long term war against Islam and Muslims? The Western and Zionist propagandists attempting to “contain” Iran and its revolution try to hide this, the real issue, and instead dupe Middle Eastern people into seeing the struggle in the Middle East as Shia vs. Sunni or Persian vs. Arab, all the while ignoring the Western-Zionist death grip on the region.

3. What could have happened without the revolution in Iran and in the absence of the Iranian ideology of countering arrogance? How do you think the regional and international situation would be shaped in that case? 

 It is hard to imagine a 2017 Middle East in which the Pahlavi dynasty still ruled Iran on behalf of Zionism and US imperialism. It is likely that such an Iran would be a bit like today’s India. It would have higher rates of poverty and illiteracy, but there might also be an economic boom for the rich and those collaborating with the imperialists. It might also be afflicted by environmental disasters, as happens wherever Western corporations are allowed to set up shop. The Palestinians would be even worse off than they are in today’s actual world. The forces of resistance against imperialism and Zionism would not have a friendly government devoted to helping them. Israel might occupy all or most of Lebanon, and the Palestinians might have been completely expelled from historic Palestine. Finally, and worst of all from my perspective, there would be no workable contemporary model of Islamic governance that Muslims around the world could look to and learn from. For even though Iran’s Islamic Republic has not directly inspired the creation of other independent Islamic Republics, it has shown that such a model can work, even when all of the world’s most powerful empires oppose its existence. Thanks to Islamic Iran’s example, Muslim scholars and activists in other countries may one day rise to the level of their Iranian counterparts and help their own countries become genuinely independent and Islamic.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Who are the real terrorists? Palestinian resistance targets soldiers, while Israelis massacre women and children

My book Questioning the War on Terror explores the question of what "terrorism" means, whether it's really a threat to Americans, and who's really behind it
By Kevin Barrett, TruthJihad.com

Was the Palestinian who drove a truck into a crowd of Israeli soldiers a "terrorist"?

Of course not.

The word "terrorism" means "attacking civilians to incite fear." The Palestinian truck driver did not attack civilians. He attacked soldiers. So call him a "resistance fighter" or "freedom fighter" or "anti-occupation combatant" or whatever else you want. But the one thing he obviously is NOT is a terrorist.

The Israel government and its IDF, however, are terrorists. They systematically target civilians to induce fear. Every few years they massacre another few thousand Gaza civilians, bombing hospitals and ambulances, strafing kids playing soccer on the beach, and drenching families with white phosphorous.

Maybe that Palestinian truck driver should be called an "anti-terrorism commando."

If Obama thinks "counterterrorism" means cowards at video-game consoles drone-massacring people at wedding parties because one or two of the people at the wedding belong to a group fighting to liberate their homeland from foreign occupation...well, in that case, taking out a bunch of IDF occupation terrorists in an operation that requires the anti-terrorism fighter to give up his life is downright HEROIC as counter-terror ops go.

But what about the similarities between this truck attack and the previous ones in Berlin and (last summer) in Nice?

The two truck attacks in Europe were indeed terrorist attacks. They targeted civilians, and incited fear.

And were carried out by the State of Israel, probably with help from its Gladio/NATO assets.

As I reported in the book Orlando False Flag: The Clash of Histories:

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Meanwhile in Europe, the other principle bastion of what passes for Western civilization, back-to-back anti-Islam false flags in Nice, France and Munich, Germany were both recorded and propagandized by the same Israeli-Mossad-linked photographer. Richard Gutjahr, a cameraman whose wife Einat Wilf is a leading Israeli operator, was pre-positioned on a balcony in Nice to film the beginning of the July 14, 2016 truck attack. Gutjahr’s iconic footage was heavily promoted in the global media; no mainstream journalists bothered to ask why Gutjahr happened to be on that balcony and for no discernable reason began to film what must have appeared to be an ordinary truck before it had begun to mow people down.
Then on July 22, Gutjahr was apparently once again in the right place at the right time, photographing the Munich, Germany shopping mall shooting and posting the images to his Twitter account—then taking down the images, which simultaneously disappeared from a Russia Today report, just minutes after being exposed in a Veterans Today article by this author.[i]
Gutjahr’s wife Einat Wilf is a former Israeli Intelligence Officer in Unit 8200 who served as foreign policy advisor to Shimon Peres. She is a strategic consultant to MacKenzie and Co. in New York, and a general partner in Core Venture Capital in Israel. In 2007 she ran for the presidency of the World Jewish Congress.[ii] The claim that such a person’s spouse’s apparent foreknowledge of two back-to-back terror attacks can be accounted for by coincidence would boggle the mind of the craziest coincidence theorist.




[i] Kevin Barrrett, “BREAKING! Same Israeli photo-propagandist pre-positioned in Nice AND NOW MUNICH.” (http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/07/22/nice-munich/).
[ii] Interview with Ole Dammegard, July 20, 2016. (http://noliesradio.org/archives/117439). Also see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einat_Wilf.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

US nuclear arms industry depends on worst strategists

Watch the video at Press TV
The US nuclear arms industry, which President-elect Donald Trump is seeking to greatly expand, is dependent on the “very worst and craziest” neoconservative strategists who advocate building more weapons of mass destruction, an American scholar says. 

Unlike Iran, which has forbidden the use of weapons of mass destruction from a religious stance, the US lacks religious elements that would prevent the proliferation and use of nuclear weapons, said Kevin Barrett, an author and political commentator in Madison, Wisconsin.

“Unfortunately, here in the United States, we don’t have that Godly element in our government,” Barrett told Press TV on Tuesday.

“So essentially, we’re run purely by psychopaths without any of that kind of wisdom that would say we’ve got to stop building these things before they get used,” he added.

“The nuclear industry is also dependent on the very worst and craziest strategists to keep itself in business building these horrific weapons…and unfortunately Donald Trump is currently surrounded by these neoconservatives and organized crime,” the scholar argued.

The New York Times reported on Monday that 37 top US scientists, including some of the world’s leading experts in the fields of nuclear science and arms control, have written to Trump, calling on him to abide by the nuclear agreement with Iran when he takes office on January 20.

“We urge you to preserve this critical US strategic asset,” reads the letter.

The signatories included Nobel laureates, original designers of nuclear weapons, former White House science advisers, and the chief executive of the world’s largest general society of scientists.

 The three-page letter was organized by Richard L. Garwin, a physicist who helped design the world’s fist hydrogen bomb and has long advised US governments on arms control.

Iran and the P5+1 group – the US, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany – reached a nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in July 2015.

During his campaign prior to the November 8 presidential election, Trump promised to annul the deal. He called the pact a "disaster" and "the worst deal ever negotiated." He also said that the agreement could lead to a "nuclear holocaust."

Iran has all along highlighted the peaceful nature of its nuclear program, saying it has never had any intention to use it for military purposes. Also, Iran says it is forbidden to use weapons of mass destruction from a religious standpoint.