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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Cognitively Infiltrating Cass Sunstein

re:  Obama staffer wants ‘cognitive infiltration’ of 9/11 conspiracy groups


Sent January 15th, 2010

To csunstei@law.harvard.edu ,   avermeule@law.harvard.edu

Dear Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule,

As the world's best-known Muslim "conspiracy theorist," forced out of the University of Wisconsin in a McCarythist purge for sharing the Muslim-majority viewpoint on 9/11, I would love to expand the cognitive diversity of my radio show  by having one or both of you as guests.

Current openings include Saturday 2/6 (and subsequent Saturdays) 7-8 pm ET, and Tuesday 2/9 (and subsequent Tuesdays) noon-1 pm ET.

My audience of elite "conspiracy theorists" (what I do is "Alex Jones for intellectuals") would be very interested in your views, which I suspect are not quite as nefarious as they have been portrayed in the alternative media.

Thank you for considering this, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Kevin

Dr. Kevin Barrett
http://www.truthjihad.com
Author, Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters

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Sent February 27th, 2010

Dear Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule,

 I cannot understand why you have failed to respond to my invitation to cognitively infiltrate my radio show. If you were sincere in calling for the "cognitive infiltration" of the 9/11 truth movement, why not take me up on my offer? Barrie Zwicker has accurately observed that I am a "radical informational democrat" and my shows have no taboos, so you would be free to inject as much cognitive diversity as you like.

Quoting Daniel Tencer's Raw Story article:

Cass Sunstein, a Harvard law professor, co-wrote an academic article entitled "Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures," in which he argued that the government should stealthily infiltrate groups that pose alternative theories on historical events via "chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine" those groups.

Chat rooms, online social networks, and real-space groups are all wonderful...but what about radio shows? I'm beginning to really feel left out! I know you must be incredibly busy posting stuff on Facebook under aliases like "9/11 Truth Nazi" and "Elvis Did 9/11," but hey, radio shows are important, too!

If you continue to refuse to cognitively infiltrate my radio show, I will be forced to conclude that your activities are indeed nefarious--specifically, that you are part of an elite conspiracy to undermine alternative radio by pretending to ignore it.  In fact, I'll bet you intentionally left alternative radio off your list of targets as a psychological warfare tactic to make people like me, Jack Blood, Alex Jones, Joyce Riley, Jeff Rense, Mike Rivero, Cheri Roberts, Dave Von Kleist, Mark Glenn, and other pro-9/11-truth radio hosts feel insignificant.

If I am wrong about this, please contact me IMMEDIATELY so we can schedule an infiltration date.

Yours in cognitive diversity,

Kevin Barrett

Dr. Kevin Barrett
http://www.truthjihad.com
Author, Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Attempted Arrest of George W. Bush for Murder

Splitting-the-Sky, the hero who attempted to citizens-arrest Bush last spring and was arrested himself, will join me on Saturday, March 6th,  5-6 pm Central on Truth Jihad Radio (listen at AmericanFreedomRadio.com).

I spoke with Splitting-the-Sky Sunday. He's in excellent spirits, though wishing he were getting more support for his heroic effort to put Bush on trial for war crimes. Recently the prosecution offered a plea-bargain in which he would be sentenced to community service. Splitting-the-Sky turned down the offer, telling them his attempt to arrest Bush WAS community service! 

A lot of us are still growing the guts to do something as audacious as Splitting-the-Sky's citizen's arrest attempt. Please let this modern North American hero know you appreciate his work by emailing him at splitting_the_sky(at)yahoo.com   Remember, this guy could be facing hard jail time for doing what all of us should be doing. And while you're at it, a contribution to his defense fund, however small, would also lift his spirits. Checks should be made out to John Boncore.

John Boncore
P. O. Box 1492
Chase, BC
V0E 1MO
Canada

Below is Sacramento peace and truth activist Tom King's review of Vincent Bugliosi's #1 New York Times bestseller The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder.

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Hi Kevin,

Since various of your current radio guests are concerned with getting the guts, as you put it, to citizen-arrest W, I thought you might like to take a look at a review I recently finished writing.  Here 'tis.

All best regards,
Tom

The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, by Vincent Bugliosi

Hard to say where one will find, looking not only in courts of law but any profession or field, a more formidable reputation than that of Vincent Bugliosi.  His win-lose record in his career as prosecutor in the office of the Los Angeles County District Attorney strains credulity:  105 felony jury cases won, 1 lost; 21 murder convictions, no acquittals.  Yet equally noteworthy is his career as an author.  He had three non-fiction books reach #1 on The New York Times hardcover bestseller list.  One of these, Helter Skelter, became the best-selling true crime book in publishing history. Given the high distinction of attorney Vincent Bugliosi and the anything-but-coy title of his iconoclastic indictment, a would-be reader is apt to suppose he knows exactly what he’s in for.  In my own case, the expectations were pinned on a man of magnitude in his field, a courtroom attorney of the first order, and one who wrote lucidly enough to reach a wide audience.  In a book whose title was radical enough I was sure few publishers would have been likely to adopt it, I supposed he would put his expertise at my service in the attempt to deliver the goods.  I was not disappointed.  Surprises come, however, in unexpected bonuses.  The rewards consist not only in the sum and substance of what he has to write, but how he writes it.
What surprised me most was this author’s passion, his passionate mode in writing.  To be more precise, the astonishment springs from his application of the most thoroughgoing, carefully reasoned argumentation in combination with what I would call a rhetorical command of righteous outrage.  For example, dealing with the Bush’s brazen rewriting of the CIA’s classified NIE report to accommodate the agenda to mislead the public,

How, you may ask at this point, would these thugs have the guts to change the language of an official document that they had to know at some point would become declassified?  I guess for several reasons.  First, by the time the NIE document was declassified, it would be long after the start of the war the Bush administration wanted so badly.  Secondly, they know how completely out of it the American public (the Walking Dead) is and how they only focus, if at all, on what’s happening today, their memory lasting as long as a breath upon a mirror.  And finally, they know from experience that with the very weak “liberal media” and pathetic liberal TV personalities like Charlie Rose, Ted Koppel, and George Stephanopoulis—physiological marvels who are somehow able to sit erect in front of a camera without a spine—they can literally get by with murder…  (p. 113)

The fury is there throughout, the hot sparks assuring that a reader is never in danger of nodding off over dry legalese.  When Bugliosi has dealt with the Bush administration’s gigantic deception operation that led us into our most ineradicable shame as a nation, dealt with it in all its intricate twists and turns, exhaustively analyzing and exposing it, he drops a final benediction on his reader.

            If all of the above, enough to enrage a saint, doesn’t make your blood boil, it’s only because you are a bloodless wonder, and belong as a feature exhibit in the Smithsonian.  (p. 130)

Nothing unctuous here!
Most unforgettable of all are the passages early on, in the prologue to the prosecution, where the anger merges with profound grief.

            In talking about the horrors of the Iraq war, one of the problems is that numbers on a page are so lifeless and mean little to most people.  Saying that 100,000 people have died in the war in Iraq is just a number to them.  But obviously, if they could have seen, up close, the horror and carnage of all 100,000 people dying, the number 100,000 would have a totally different meaning to them… (p. 48)

When you have finished reading this chapter you will not be supposing its author to be one of those for whom deaths in Iraq are mere numbers; he gives page after page of true accounts, heartbreaking tales, of the young soldiers whose dreams were dashed, lives spilled for a worthless cause, and the agony and ululation of those affected by their all but unbearable losses.  It is as though the fallen in Iraq were his own family, his loss a personal one, and that he is thrust forever into mourning.
            This portrait of disregarded, collective misery of bereavement becomes the initial premise of a syllogism in which the second premise is a portrait of George W. Bush.  Supplying us scores of telling glimpses, he displays the Commander in Chief as not merely the prime mover behind the least of all justified wars, but an unfeeling idler who lives out his happiest years, joking with cronies and clicking his heels, while thousands die at his bidding.  We can have little doubt as to the syllogism’s conclusion, given his book’s title.
As a courtroom lawyer accustomed over the course of decades to scrutinizing with utmost care the mindset of juries, Bugliosi writes with full cognizance of his reader’s inevitable doubts.  He knows Joe Public, his reader, begins as skeptic.  You want us to believe that we could throw the former President of the United States into a cell like a common hoodlum?  Indeed, that is exactly what he wants us to believe.

…All I can tell you is that as a former prosecutor with twenty-one murder convictions without a loss, seeking and obtaining a death penalty sentence against eight of the murder defendants, I am probably in a better position than the average person to know what type of evidence is necessary to go to trial with and secure a conviction of murder.  And in my opinion there certainly is enough evidence against Bush to justify bringing him to trial and letting an American jury decide whether or not he is guilty of murder, and if so, what the appropriate punishment should be.  I am very confident that, based on the evidence I set forth on the following pages, a competent prosecutor could convict Bush of murder.  (p. 86)

Continuing to confront his dubious reader directly, supposing him to believe a courtroom is not the appropriate place for George Bush, he throws out this challenge in the realm of the hypothetical:

…if you maintain this position you therefore must be willing to say that if a president takes America to war under false pretenses (even those as base, hypothetically, as for his own personal gain), and if thousands of Americans, even 50 million Americans, die as a direct result,… the president should be absolutely immune from all criminal responsibility and punishment…. There is no third alternative. (p. 91)

In such fashion, then, does he speak as a man to men and women, grabbing them by the lapels.  But he speaks esoterically as well, a lawyer dipping into his tool kit.  To begin with he assures us, had we any doubt, that in the case of murder there is no statute of limitations to run out.  But he moves penetratingly to the finer points.
To this day there is still a mystery as to the primary cause for Bush’s preemptive invasion of Iraq.  Though only the gullible right wing buys in to the later-revised rationale of “freeing the Iraqi people from the yoke of a dictator,” some respectable observers will not entirely dismiss the idea that it might have been at least in part a vendetta against Saddam Hussein for the attempt he made on his father’s life.  And of course there’s the predominant explanation: oil.  Bugliosi makes no claim to have the answer.  He makes it clear, however, that there is no need in a murder case for the prosecution to establish motivation, but only to demonstrate intent.

            …in most states, to obtain a conviction of first degree murder, a prosecutor must prove a premeditated intent to kill.  However, in the federal courts, the best place to prosecute Bush, there is authority for the proposition that the premeditation necessary to constitute first degree murder does not have to be an intent to kill.  It can also be a premeditated intent to do an act “without regard for the life and safety of others,” which is implied malice.  In the 1983 case of United States v. Shaw, the premeditation was in the form of  “lying in wait,” but not specifically to kill, only to fire at a passing car, the defendant thereby doing an act exceedingly dangerous with reckless and wanton disregard for the consequences, though no specific intent to kill was shown…  (p. 98)

Here we observe the author doing the thing we expect of a good lawyer—citing precedent from the history of court cases which establishes what constitutes living law.  The reader will find Bugliosi doing this throughout, precedent after precedent after precedent.
His challenge is to establish that Bush, for whatever reason, willfully lied to the American people in order to take them into a war without any claim to the national interest; that he did so with reckless and wanton disregard for the consequences; and that there is ample warrant in what has played out previously before twelve good bipeds to see that Bush answers before the bar of justice.  (He also suggests with the strongest circumstantial evidence that Bush felt perfectly merry about all those thousands dying for him—not part of the substance of the case, but scarcely of dismissible interest to an imagined jury.)  The volume of pages with which he makes this case reveal a command of the details of the diurnal march of events in American political life that establish this author to be a phenomenon in his profession.  But it is not a display merely of the widest grasp of law case histories; it is continually a display of insight, judgment—the knitting of significant fact with deductive thought.  A good example of this is offered in an end note to his chapter “Why George Bush Went to War.”  He points out that with the endless debate focused so many months on the question of whether Hussein had WMD, a more important question was never pondered in all the wastepaper of the media:  even if he did, SO WHAT?

            The first argument in support of the proposition that Hussein was not a threat to this country is that—are you ready?—Saddam Hussein was not really an enemy of this country, and no one was pointing this out.  Since one goes to war with his enemies, it bears repeating that Saddam Hussein was not an enemy of the United States of America!  Although Bush has said that Hussein held “an unrelenting hostility towards the United States,” he never offered any credible evidence to support these words.  (p. 257)

Bugliosi expands capaciously on the point in his end notes, pointing out the warm handshake with which Bush’s father had assured Hussein he could count on America being in his corner in his war with Iran—and the fact that we were “his biggest oil customer,” maintaining him in his regal lifestyle.  Most tellingly of all, If Hussein cared about going on living—as he proved when he crept into the hole of his hiding place in which he was finally discovered—why would be ever attack the world’s superpower, thereby assuring his death?

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If strict critical standards are applied, the book suffers from serious structural weaknesses—or One Big Weakness.
The inevitable logic here calls for a thorough presentation of the reasons Bush deserves indictment followed by a legal expert’s demonstration of the unobstructable practicability of his prosecution.  By page 168, with the wrap-up of Part Two, the case against Bush as war criminal non pareil only requiring the simplest action of a single hero to be brought to inevitable justice has been made.  Part Three, focused on Bush’s ineptness as administrator in the war on terror, can scarcely be seen as relevant to a murder indictment, and stands at best as anti-climactic.  Nor can the book’s final chapter, “America, Up or Down?” be justified beneath the book’s title.  Having identified his quarry and targeted it with a large round bullseye, Bugliosi overshoots so far as to write as many pages beyond his cinched case as he takes for spelling out the actual prosecution.  His demonstrated contention that Bush is a mass murderer who beyond any question may be brought to justice might have been leaner and cleaner at half its length.
Yet once this major defect is admitted, there are major compensations.  It might well be argued that the tome is unified by the mind and personality of its author.  “While I have your attention,” he seems to be saying, “let me get a few things off my chest.”  In this time when the media grovel as submissive establishment shills, his explosive candor comes forth like a great wind that sweeps clean.  And in the process of the clean-up we are given trenchant history lessons.

Consider, for example, what he offers us in an end note to Chapter Four, the heart of his case.  (In this book, the end notes attached to the close, rather than mere addenda, are more on the order of additional chapters!)

            On February 15, 1848, in a letter to a friend, then U.S. House of Representatives member Abraham Lincoln wrote: “Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so, whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose—and you allow him to make war at his pleasure… If, today, he should choose to say he thinks it necessary to invade Canada to prevent the British from invading us, how could you stop him?  You may say to him, ‘I see no probability of the British invading us,’ but he will say to you, ‘be silent; I see it, if you don’t… This, our [Constitutional] Convention understood to be the most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing the oppression upon us…  And Lincoln wasn’t even talking about a president taking this nation to war under false pretenses, just to taking the nation to war at his whim.  (p. 278)

            Bugliosi, we learn, has pursued his hugely successful career as a seven-day-a-week workaholic, his zeal keeping him in harness 365 from early morning to late night.  As we think of him finally retired we can’t but imagine his applying all that ardor to his habit of indefatigable research.  So when he enters upon the controversies in our history revolving around false flag operations, we do well to give him an attentive hearing.
            Admittedly his defense of FDR, accused of looking the other way while knowing of the impending invasion of Pearl Harbor, is rather loosely deductive at best.  To believe that Roosevelt would have sacrificed twenty-four hundred American lives for a political agenda would require that he believe Roosevelt to be an evil man, and he cannot believe it.  “…there’s simply no way to compare Roosevelt’s conduct to what Bush did in Iraq.”  (p. 290)
LBJ and the Gulf of Tonkin are afforded a more scholarly pondering.  In defending Johnson against the charge of using the attack on the Maddox as a subterfuge for attacking North Vietnam,  “… in addition to the very important fact that no credible evidence has surfaced in almost forty-five years that the Gulf of Tonkin incident was provoked or staged, there is one reality that I believe clearly demonstrates everything was on the up-and-up, at least as far as Johnson and his advisers were concerned…”  (pp. 287-8)  The evidence he offers is a transcript of taped telephone conversations between LBJ and McNamara during the actual moments of the attack.  Certainly what Bugliosi brings to the page, the President’s surprise at what is transpiring, seems authentic.  But the most inspired passage is what he offers in his wrap-up of these discussions of false flag controversies.

            But here’s the clincher with respect to Johnson and Roosevelt.  If, in fact, they did what many Bush supporters and conservatives say they did, then they should have been prosecuted for murder, too.  And if they had, the punkish college cheerleader from Crawford, Texas, may have thought twice before lying to the nation to take us to war in Iraq.  (p.290)

One having forgiven this author for carrying him far beyond the book’s purported objective, the reader may find the rewards continuing unabated.   Consider for example that final “irrelevant” chapter where his opinion is advanced that America is no longer the great nation that formerly it has been.

            America, for better or worse, has been a leader of pop and cultural change throughout the world for many years.  Other nations take their cue from us.  What type of nation do we still have whose movies are routinely laden with profanity of the worst kind and gratuitous, unrelated-to-the-plot grunting sessions of sex in bed or against the wall; whose movies are actually beginning to show people sitting on a toilet going to the bathroom; even, unbelievably, wiping themselves—something, of course, we all want to see very badly…    (page 241)

As Bugliosi sees it, it is not just our government that has gone rotten.  The American people are not what once they were.  And nothing proves it more decisively than the fact that we allowed George W. Bush to be elected twice, “someone who is actually the object of scorn and hatred throughout the civilized world.” (p.245)
Having thoroughly scourged his country and his countrymen with whiplash after refreshing whiplash—did these decidedly unpatriotic-looking sentiments emerging from his keyboard look suddenly scary?  At least the closing pages of his last chapter seem a bit disingenuous in their blind grope for something positive to say in way of counterbalance.  (“Despite all the danger signals, America remains, today, fortunately, a civil society.”)
However disaffected, he leaves us his card: unswerving watchdog and gadfly, at your service, America.

            I would be more than happy, if requested, to consult with any prosecutor who decides to prosecute Bush in the preparation of additional cross-examination questions for him to face on the witness stand.  I believe the cross-examination would be such that they’d have to carry the arrogant son of privilege off the stand on a stretcher.  ((p. 166)

Ah! to take on the monster who became a president, if only the prosecutor stepping forward might be himself, Vincent Bugliosi!  O consummation devoutly to be wished.

T.J. King
 

Friday, February 19, 2010

AE911truth "1000 signers" press conference in Madison

During his appearance on my radio show last week, Richard Gage of Architects and Engineeers for 9/11 Truth urged my listeners to hold local press conferences in support of today's big AE911truth event in San Francisco. My response: "Okay, Richard, you talked me into it."

Twelve of us met at 11 a.m. today in beautiful first-floor rotunda of the state capitol, where degreed architect and AE911truth board member Tom Spellman read the AE911truth prepared statement citing overwhelming evidence that the three WTC skyscrapers were demolished with explosives, and demanding an investigation of these events as well as a grand jury investigation of the NIST cover-up. Unfortunately no "professional" media showed up, even though two separate press releases had been sent to all local media outlets. The independent media was there, however, in the form of Mark and Josh of We Are Change Oshkosh among others.

Following the event in the capitol, we walked across the street to Senator Herb Kohl's office and met with Senator Kohl's assistant Ryan Knocke for almost half an hour. Knocke appeared intensely interested as we summarized the evidence for controlled demolition and explained why, under the Misprision of Treason statute, all of us (now including Mr. Knocke himself as well as Senator Kohl) were obliged to report evidence of treason to the relevant authorities. Knocke seemed especially moved when he heard from Josh, a veteran who still suffers from an injury he sustained while serving in Afghanistan in 2002. Knocke asked me for the contact information of architects and engineers in Wisconsin who had signed the petition, which I supplied in an email a few hours later, reading in part:

Dear Ryan Knocke,

Thank you for meeting with us and accepting the petition, on behalf of Senator Kohl, signed by more than 1,000 architects and engineers calling for a new investigation of the apparent controlled demolition of the three WTC skyscrapers on 9/11...

As a Ph.D. Arabist and expert on Islam and the Middle East who has spent the past five years researching 9/11 and related issues, I am convinced that the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth petition offers Sen. Kohl the opportunity to do something truly heroic in service to his country. I hope he will look at this information with an open mind and consider taking that step, which would assure him a prominent and honorable place in future history books.

Thank you,

Dr. Kevin Barrett

After the meeting with Senator Kohl's representative, we continued to the office of Rep. Tammy Baldwin, which unfortunately was closed this week, and slipped the petition under the door along with our contact information and a "we will contact you later" note.

Here are some photos:

 
Tom Spellman reads the prepared statement in the middle of the capitol rotunda.


Getting ready to head for Senator Kohl's office.
Tom explains the situation to Ryan Knocke, Senator Kohl's assistant.
 
Sen. Kohl's assistant Ryan Knocke examines evidence of treason presented by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and signed by more than 1000 architects and engineers.

Tom, slipping the AE911truth.org petition under Rep. Tammy Baldwin's door.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sander Hicks on Misprision of 9/11 Treason and the Meserlian Trial

Jonathan Mark and Richard Gage discussed the legal obligation to report knowledge of treason to specific authorities on last Saturday's Truth Jihad Radio.  Jonathan mentioned that Don Meserlian deserves credit for the "misprision of 9/11 treason" concept. Meserlian managed to get himself put on trial for allegedly annoying authorities while reporting 9/11 treason.

Now Sander Hicks says the Meserlian trial "could begin a legal process to bring the 9/11 traitors to justice."

Monday, February 15, 2010

USA officially declared insane

Almost half a million Americans die from tobacco each year. Roughly a quarter-million die from bad medical treatment, almost 200,000 of them from in-hospital medical errors. About 40,000 die from automobile crashes.

Plane crashes are few and far between, and terrorist-caused ones are fewer and far-betweener.

After adding up the numbers, Tom Engelhardt writes:

"And yet here's the strange thing: thanks to what didn't happen on Flight 253, the media essentially went mad, 24/7."

And Americans went along with it.

The whole country has gone insane.

What explains the outbreak of madness? In a word: Islamophobia. The patsy had a Muslim name, which gave the Zionist-dominated media an excuse to whip up religious hatred.

More evidence of Islamophobic insanity: The war criminals who invaded Afghanistan are putting a brave child soldier who fought them on trial...for, get this, war crimes! Omar Khadr, a then-15-year-old Canadian citizen who was shot by the war criminal invaders, is being accused of...get this...fighting back! According to the war criminals, Khadr, after being shot, lobbed a grenade at his assailants.

I don't know about you, but if my 15-year-old son were in a country being invaded by war criminals, got shot by the war criminals, and fought back, I would consider him a hero.

According to the Washington Post,  Khadr was in a building with other soldiers defending Afghanistan from the invading war criminals when:

Apache attack helicopters, A-10 Warthog fighter jets and, finally, two F-18 jets unleashed their arsenals, reducing the hideout to rubble.

When the dust settled, American [war criminal] forces approached the ruined compound, only to be blasted by a grenade thrown by someone inside. Delta Force 1st Sgt. Christopher Speer, a father of two, would die more than a week later at a military hospital in Germany. Another Special Forces soldier, Sgt. Layne Morris, was blinded in one eye by another grenade.

Inside the compound was one survivor, Khadr, who had been shot twice in the chest.


Imagine that the USA was being invaded by the Chinese, and that a 15-year-old Canadian, temporarily in the US and holed up with defenders of the USA, fought back against a massive Chinese assault in exactly the same way Khadr allegedly did. Such a brave kid would be given the Medal of Honor.

When your opponent does something that, had someone on your side done it, would deserve the Medal of Honor, only a nation of gutless lunatics and crybaby pussies would put him on trial for war crimes.

Today's NWO-dominated war-criminal-controlled US military, a pathetic bunch of cowards who delight in killing people in complete safety via remote-control drones, but can't handle it when a fifteen-year-old fights back, is the most contemptible excuse for a fighting force in the whole sorry history of warfare.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Truth jihadi hurls book at top ten Islamophobes!

An ever-loving Valentine's Day gift to the Hate Brigade

My book Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters has sold out its first print run...in a rather unusual way.

A generous philanthropist has purchased the last available copies, on the condition that I mail them to certain people who need or deserve one...beginning with America's top ten Islamophobes.

Today, Valentine's Day 2010, I am autographing and mailing books to David Horowitz, Robert Spencer, Daniel Pipes, Michael Savage, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Mark Steyn, Steve Emerson, Glenn Beck, and Michelle Malkin.

 Along with the book, these individuals will be receiving a chocolate heart (NOT!) and a note reading:

Dear (name of Islamophobe)

You have been chosen to select this special gift as a reward for your unusually effective work smearing Muslims and the religion of Islam, and convincing Americans that they need to live in perpetual fear of "Islamic terrorists."

But what if the threat from "Islamic terrorists" was so tiny it was statistically insignificant? What if the whole terror scare was pure hype? Guess what: It is. And I can prove it. As my recent letter, published in the Madison weekly Isthmus put it:

In reality, even counting the false-flag fluke of 9/11, you are three thousand times more likely to be killed by bad medical treatment, thirty times more likely to be hit by lightning, and ten times more likely to die in your bathtub, than to be killed by terrorists. In short, terrorism is not a statistically significant threat.
 

Given this reality, only a paranoid lunatic would fear terrorism, and only a pathological liar would try to convince others to fear terrorism. Tragically, we have been rendered a nation of paranoid lunatics by the pathological liars in government and the corporate mainstream media...

Please read my book and decide for yourself whether or not the "terrorist threat" is real. If you find any inaccuracies in the facts cited in my book, I look forward to debating you, whether on one of my radio shows or in some other suitable venue.

Sincerely,

Kevin Barrett
http://www.truthjihad.com

Sent to Bill O'Reilly:



David Horowitz, C/O David Horowitz Freedom Center
P.O. Box 55089. Sherman Oaks, CA 91499

Robert Spencer, Director, Jihad Watch,
David Horowitz Freedom Center
P.O. Box 55089. Sherman Oaks, CA 91499

Daniel Pipes,
C/O Campus WatchCampus Watch
1500 Walnut Street
Suite 1050
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Michael Savage
KTRB-AM
1192 NORWEGIAN AVENUE
Modesto, CA 95350
Sean Hannity
Fox News
1211 Avenue of the Americas
18th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Bill O'Reilly
Fox News
1211 Avenue of the Americas
18th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Mark Steyn
National Review
215 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York 10016

Steve Emerson
c/o Prometheus Books
Prometheus Books
59 John Glenn Drive
Amherst, New York
14228-2197

Michelle Malkin, a.k.a.
MICHELLE PEREZ MAGLALANG
11750A OLD GEORGETOWN RD # 2512,
ROCKVILLE  MD 20852-2610

Glenn Beck
1270 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020

Sunday, February 7, 2010

QUESTIONING THE WAR ON TERROR sells out first print run in six months


"WHERE'S THE CHANGE?!" The sixty million Americans who voted for Obama are scratching their heads and questioning the War on Terror paradigm and the ever-escalating 9/11 wars. This is the perfect time to deprogram them with Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters--the book carefully designed for and tested on real live Obama voters. It's guaranteed  to turn the average Obama voter into a War on Terror skeptic overnight! The revised and updated 2010 edition, shipping in March, includes almost 20 pages of all-new material questioning Obama's peace prize, the record military budget and troop deployments, plans to try KSM and the false-confession five, the Afghan escalation and war on Pakistan, the Ft. Hood shooting, the Christmas Day flaming-underwear affair, the invasion of Haiti, new threats to Iran, and more. 
    Send $15 for one copy of the 2010 edition of Questioning the War on Terror, or $50 for ten copies ($55 if you want them shipped first-class instead of book rate).
(Let me know if you want me to autograph it to someone other than you.)
    Send check or money order, made out to Khadir Press, to: 


Khadir Press, 
2617 East Washington Ave, 
Madison, WI 53704 

Or if you have a paypal account, paypal khidria@merr.com .  We will send you your books hot off the press in late March.

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"Americans have now joined the rest of the world in regarding the war in Iraq as illegitimate because based on lies. Kevin Barrett's book shows that the same is true of the war in Afghanistan. President Obama's promise to base his administration's policies on good intelligence should, therefore, lead him to bring this war to a quick end."--David Ray Griffin, author of The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7: Why the Final Official Report about 9/11 Is Unscientific and False

Friday, February 5, 2010

Osama endorses Obama's "kill Americans" plan: "Waste 'em all and let God sort 'em out!"

February 5th 2010
Undisclosed location northeast of western South Waziristan

(AP) Supporters of President Obama were shocked and dismayed yesterday by a Washington Post report that the President has embraced Bush's policy of killing US citizens allegedly involved in terrorist actions abroad. But it now appears that Obama has received enthusiastic support from an unexpected source: Osama Bin Laden himself.

In a new audiotape delivered by bearded courier to TruthJihad.com, the reclusive al-Qaeda leader is heard enthusiastically endorsing Obama's "kill Americans" policy.

Here is a translation of Bin Laden's statement.

In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful. All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and prayers and peace upon the Prophets and Messengers. As for what follows: From Osama bin Muhammad bin Ladin to the President whose name rhymes with mine, and whose new policy follows mine, peace be upon he who has accepted the Guidance. 

O honored and respected President, your decision to accept my 1998 fatwa urging the killing of Americans and their allies, wherever and whenever it is possible to do it, has filled my heart with joy.

Your plan to kill Americans who may be involved with terrorism must have been inspired by my 1998 fatwa, though I understand why, for political reasons, you cannot say this publicly.

As you know, all American troops and CIA personnel who have invaded and occupied foreign lands are terrorists, and all Americans who have paid taxes, participated in elections or other federal government activities or programs, or otherwise given their implicit endorsement of these acts of terrorism are therefore involved with terrorism. That means, my rhyming-named brother in jihad, that nearly all Americans are "involved with terrorism" and should be killed.

It is a miracle, all praises are due to God, that you, my newfound comrade in our blessed struggle against the satanic infidel power, have chosen to abandon your own Constitution and call for the slaughter of your own people without the hypocritical pretense of what Americans once called fair trials, due process of law, and other fine words. By burning your Constitution, you have destroyed the basis of governance of your nation far more effectively and thoroughly than I could have by annihilating Washington D.C. with a nuclear weapon. And by calling for the mass slaughter of your own people, using your own weapons, you have saved the mujahideen a lot of trouble.

May your blessed plan to kill Americans involved with terrorism, meaning all of them, succeed with the help of God the glorious and exalted. As you Americans say, waste 'em all and let God sort 'em out. That is all that needs to be said. And may peace be upon him who has followed the Guidance.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dr. Aafia's ordeal continues

In the wake of the outrageous guilty verdict, Tina Foster, spokesperson for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's family, will join me this Saturday on Truth Jihad Radio.

Democracy Now: Ignoring Torture Claims and Questionable Evidence, New York Jury Convicts Pakistani Scientist Aafia Siddiqui

Al-Jazeera: US Verdict Sparks Pakistan Protests

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Aafia Siddiqui case goes to the jury

I will be interviewing Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's lawyer Tina Foster this Saturday, February 6th, on Truth Jihad Radio. The details, and my take on the case, are here.

Meanwhile, this just in from the Peace and Justice Foundation...

-K.B.




THE PEACE AND JUSTICE FOUNDATION
11006 Veirs Mill Rd, STE L-15, PMB 298
Silver Spring, MD. 20902

SAFAR 1431 A.H.
(February 2, 2010)


Assalaamu Alaikum (Greetings of Peace): Please feel free to forward.

  “Something very bad happened to Aafia Siddiqui.”
– defense counsel Linda Moreno, in Monday's closing arguments

The whole thrust of the government’s closing argument against Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, yesterday, was simple: Dr. Siddiqui picked up a M4 rifle and attempted to kill a number of U.S. personnel (FBI and military), in Ghazni, Afghanistan in July 2008.

The heart of the defense’s closing argument was simple as well: There were no bullet holes in the room that matched the caliber of the M4 rifle; no M4 shell casings were found anywhere in the room where the alleged crime took place; no gunshot residue was found on the curtain that Aafia allegedly fired the gun from behind; Aafia’s fingerprints were not found on the weapon; and only Aafia ended up being shot and seriously wounded on that fateful day.

In short, there was no physical evidence whatsoever to support the government’s claims, while there was a mountain of inconsistency in testimony presented by the government’s own witnesses! As I noted in a couple of interviews after exiting the courthouse yesterday, this case against Dr. Aafia Siddiqui will test the power of [malicious] propaganda, and the politics of fear. Why? Because the FACTS (which are in Aafia’s favor) speak for themselves.

Government witnesses in this case reminded me of the many cases that I’ve weighed into in the past involving police brutality (especially where the brutality resulted in the wrongful death of a citizen). I was reminded of the unofficial doctrine of the “thin blue line” (the us against them mentality) within police ranks - which insures the protection of that criminal element that I believe is present within every large, and many small, police departments throughout the U.S.

I sincerely believe that the same corrosive mindset is at work in this particular case. Persons who committed a deadly offense against an innocent woman entered into a conspiracy to cover their asses; and they have the full weight of one of the most power countries in modern history to back them up.

“Something very bad” did indeed happen to Aafia Siddiqui. This young mother, daughter, sister, and committed Muslim became a victim of American Terrorism!

The case is now before the jury. Please keep Aafia Siddiqui in your prayers.

El-Hajj Mauri’ Saalakhan

Some closing thoughts:  After exiting the courthouse yesterday (before doing the interviews), I was met with a very pleasant surprise. Br. Shahid Comrade, of Pakistan – USA Freedom Forum, called me over and said he wanted me to speak to someone over the phone. That someone was Dr. Fauzia Siddiqui (Aafia’s sister). We had about 10 minutes of warm conversation. She thanked me for the work, and particularly the writing, that we’ve been doing around her sister’s case; and I asked her how she and other members of her family in Pakistan were holding up.

Although I never met her, I have a special affection for this sister for having the courage and determination to challenge fear and be that strong voice on the home front for her beleaguered sister (and family). I know it hasn’t been easy. There were overt threats hanging over the head of this family in Pakistan for many years; and I feel certain that an atmosphere of intimidation still exists in parts of Pakistan.

Fauzia informed me that Ahmed asks about his mother often; he misses her and hungers to be re-united. It is also my understanding that he is still not in school, primarily due to the psychic and social instability that still surrounds and emanates from this troubling case. Please keep this family in your prayers as well; and make a special du’a  for Aafia’s mother, who’s been struggling with health related challenges.

 May ALLAH (SWT) fortify them all! Ameen.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Are American citizens fair game for extrajudicial assassination?

The Los Angeles Times says the CIA wants to kill a US citizen, Islamic scholar Anwar al-Awlaki, with a predator drone. They don't want to, or can't, produce any evidence that he has committed a crime. They just want to kill him.

We all know that if al-Awlaki were an accused Jewish terrorist or animal-rights terrorist or anti-abortion terrorist, he would not be targeted for extrajudicial assassination. It is his Muslim identity that makes him fair game.

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees government neutrality in matters of religion. The Fourth Amendment guarantees that  no person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law. The Sixth Amendment explains that due process consists, among other things, of the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury.

Obviously the Constitution of the United States of America is a dead letter.

Killing people with predator drones is the most cowardly act imaginable--worse than dropping bombs on them from 30,000 feet. Apparently the US-taxpayer paid mass-murdering war criminals are no longer brave enough to fight their enemies face to face. They need their little multi-million dollar toys, looted from a crumbling economy, to do it for them. 

Why does the CIA want to murder the Constitution along with Anwar al-Awlaki? The Agency claims that since al-Awlaki is in Yemen, and flaming-underwear patsy Abdulmutallab went to Yemen, and they both have Muslim names, they must have conspired to set fire to a pair of underwear aboard Flight 253.

One small problem with that conspiracy theory: Passenger Kurt Haskell has revealed that it was a US government agent who escorted the flaming-underwear patsy aboard Flight 253 without a passport. No wonder they don't want to bring al-Awlaki to trial. Haskell's testimony, and corroborating testimony from his fellow passengers, would prove that the flaming-underwear operation was an inside job. 

Since the 9/11 inside job and the criminal wars of aggression it enabled, the ostensible US government has lost whatever shred of legitimacy it once possessed. Now that the Supreme Coup has made corporate money the supreme law of the land, and peace-prize warmonger Obama has revealed himself as a CIA/Wall Street fraud, US citizens could be forgiven if they decided that working within the system is no longer an option.

If Anwar al-Awlaki really has taken up arms against the rogue regime that has overthrown the Constitution of the United States of America, maybe the rest of us should follow his example.