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Sunday, April 29, 2012

I am a Sianist

Flag of the modern Islamic Emirate of Granada
credit: alternatehistory.com

I am a Sianist.  

No, that's not French for Zionist. 

It's short for Andalusianist.

Never heard of it, you say?

You will soon. We Andalusianists - not al-CIA-duh, a.k.a. the wahhabi foreign legion - are the real Muslim threat to take over the world.

The Zionists have their myth. They claim that they've been exiled from their promised land for centuries, and they're going to take it back - "and if you don't like it, my hairy friend Samson here will nuke all the capitals of Europe."

We Sianists have a better myth - and a better "promised land." We were driven out of Andalusia (Islamic Spain) more than five centuries ago. And unlike the Zionist myth, our myth lines up squarely with actual history.

The Zionists are using their myth as a springboard to world domination. They aren't interested in just that little patch of land the UN "gave" them (after they'd bribed Truman with a suitcase full of cash) in 1948. Their appetites are not satisfied by the extra land they stole via terrorist ethnic cleansing in 1948, or Nazi-style war of aggression in 1967. They aren't even going to be satisfied with the whole area between the Nile and the Euphrates that they think their tribal idol Yahwe granted them.

Zionism, let's face it, is a world domination scheme concocted by the Rothschilds and their bankster buddies. They've brainwashed those who identify as Jews to imagine themselves as a persecuted "chosen people" who need a ruthless and powerful state to protect them. And they've brainwashed Christians and secularists to join or acquiesce. Just as the Egyptian Pharoahs brainwashed ordinary Egyptians into building the pyramids, the Zionists are brainwashing ordinary Jews and Christians and secularists into building their New World Order.

Sianism is a very different kind of world takeover scheme.

Unlike Zionism, Sianism does not posit a superior race of "chosen people." In Islamic Andalusia, Jews, Christians and Muslims lived side-by-side, generally with a considerable degree of mutual tolerance and respect.

Speaking of the Muslim rulers of Islamic Spain, Washington Irving wrote:

"As conquerors, their heroism was only equalled by their moderation, and in both, for a time, they excelled the nations with whom they contended. Severed from their native homes, they loved the land given them as they supposed by Allah and strove to embellish it with everything that could administer to the happiness of man. Laying the foundations of their power in a system of wise and equitable laws, diligently cultivating the arts and sciences, and promoting agriculture, manufactures and commerce, they gradually formed an empire unrivaled for its prosperity by any of the empires of Christendom, and diligently drawing round them the graces and refinements that marked the Arabian empire in the East at the time of its greatest civilization, they diffused the light of Oriental knowledge through the western regions of benighted Europe." (Tales of the Alhambra, 52-53).

Andalusia was crushed by the brutal Christian fanatics who gave us the Inquisition. Maria Menocal's book The Ornament of the World: How Jews, Christians and Muslims Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain shows that our supposedly tolerant modern world is in many ways a totalitarian descendent of Inquisition-style Christianity.

For example, here in the USA, all 300 million of us are forced at gunpoint, under pain of kidnapping and torture, to have basically the same marriage rules and drug preferences. We Muslims, who consider alcohol an abomination far worse than heroin and cocaine, can't stop people from drinking, selling, serving and advertising alcohol in our own streets and neighborhoods and cities; in fact, we have a hard time even making it known to our non-Muslim friends and acquaintances that drinking in front of us is just as shocking and abominable to us as shooting up heroin or cocaine would be to them.

It isn't just Muslims who are strapped to the procrustean bed of other people's drug preferences. Those who consider marijuana, peyote, or sacred mushrooms to be gifts from God are kidnapped and brutalized by uniformed thugs if they practice what they preach.

Likewise, there is a totalitarian movement afoot to force the entire USA to accept something that very few of the tens of thousands of human cultures that have existed on earth have ever accepted: gay marriage. Yet polygamy, accepted (though not necessarily a norm) in the vast majority of cultures known to ethnologists, is banned - even for those whose religion allows for it.

In a million other ways - zoning ordinances, tax codes, surveillance systems, factory-style education, and on and on - the modern world is built on a totalitarian, one-size-fits-all model. If any group wants to live their own way, be they hillbillies making moonshine, Mormons marrying multiple wives, primitivists living in simple mod-con-free dwellings, hippies growing marijuana, gypsies living in temporary roadside camps, street vendors selling where they choose, occupiers setting up encampments in public spaces, or Branch Davidians preaching oddball religious interpretations - they are brutally suppressed by goons dressed up in silly uniforms, and nobody even blinks.

The totalitarian, Inquisition-built West not only lacks freedom, but beauty as well. And it's getting uglier all the time. Every day more of the earth is paved and overrun by noisy, toxin-farting metal beasts. Houses get more and more hideous every generation. Totalitarian lawns, with the same virtually-identical blade of grass repeated billions of times thanks to pesticides and chemicals, are our answer to Andalusia's lush gardens. Half the population is overweight, and the other half is undernourished from eating plastic food. People spend their time frying their eyeballs with cathode-ray tubes. Nobody, except for a few specialists, knows how to tell a story or make music.

We Sianists - far more than Bin Laden Construction & Demolition Enterprises Ltd. (a branch of the US Army Corps of Engineers & Negev Desert Enterprises Ltd.) - are the real threat to this wonderful Western way of life.

We want a world in which people spend their time doing something useful, such as: growing and preparing healthy, nutritious food; building simple dwellings that blend with rather than obliterate the landscape; embellishing the beauty of nature rather than paving it over; entertaining and enjoying each other, not being "entertained" (i.e. lobotomized) by corporations; communing with and getting closer to God or whatever word we're using for Him/Her/It; making our own decisions by participating in families and small communities, rather than letting the government (elected or unelected) make decisions for us; and so on.

The supreme art, in the Andalusian way of looking at things, is that of gardening. The word paradise (in Arabic, jinna) means garden. But "gardens" in the Middle Eastern languages that gave us the garden as the image of paradise aren't just vegetable and flower gardens. The words orchard and park and forest need to be invoked as well. Gardening in this larger sense means embellishing nature (i.e. God's creation) by working with it rather than against it. Ideally, the whole world should be "gardens" (largely natural areas embellished judiciously by humans) interspersed with plenty of wild nature (God's creation unblemished by human hands). And the people living in harmony with this planetary garden should respect and enjoy each others' different ways of life and paths to God.

Christian culture has inherited a loathing of nature. Today's totalitarian "pave the earth" culture is the direct descendant of the doctrine of Original Sin and the Fall: Nature, including human nature (especially its wildest component, sex) is evil and fallen and needs to be cleaned up, covered up, paved over, plasticized, homogenized, covered with clear plastic wrap and sold for a dollar ninety nine at your local convenience store.

Post-Christian culture is even worse. The Faustian, satanic strand of post-Enlightement culture hates God, Creation and humanity just about equally. While pretending to a certain "humanism," this is really just another egotistical "I am the greatest, everybody and everything else sucks" chosen-people-ism.  Today's specialists are trained to think they are better than everyone and everything else, so they have the right to blasphemously build nuclear devices, artificial life, and God knows what next. They may have already killed our planet - one of the nicest ones for zillions of miles around.

We Sianists obviously have our work cut out for us.

But so did the Zionists back in, say, 1890. Their world takeover scheme was at least as crazy as ours. And it had the disadvantage of being so unpleasant that it could only be sold through lies.

Sianism - call it the "planet garden" project - is a whole lot more reasonable…and more fun.

This will become more obvious as the old system comes crashing down.

Maybe we won't even need to buy up the media, the government, and the UN - or blow up any skyscrapers - to sell it.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ruling on witch-hunt victim Mohamed Harkat coming down tomorrow



Mo and Sophie Harkat
 Mohamed Harkat, an innocent Algerian-Canadian caught up in post-9/11 hysteria, has been living with his wife Sophie Harkat in a situation best described as Franz Kafka's remake of The Truman Show. For many years, Harkat has been under something approaching house arrest, combined with 24/7/365 surveillance.

Listen to Mohamed and Sophie Harkat on the Kevin Barrett show: http://noliesradio.org/archives/28582

Tomorrow, April 25th, the Federal Court of Appeals will rule on Harkat's challenge to the "Security Certificate" that has turned his life into an Orwellian nightmare. Harkat will respond to the ruling at a press conference at 1 p.m. in the boardroom of the Ottowa District Labor Council, 280 Metcalfe Street, in Ottowa.
CIA whistleblower Glenn Carle

In an interesting twist, still-classified (yet widely-revealed) information suggests that Harkat was falsely accused of involvement in terrorism due to an imaginary or exaggerated connection with another innocent man wrongly suspected of being "al-Qaeda's banker."  That "banker," according to his CIA interrogator, whistleblower Glenn Carle, "wasn't even a member of al-Qaeda." (Ottowa Citizen)

Additionally, Glenn Carle has his doubts about the alleged al-Qaeda threat itself. He says he discovered, while working as one of the three most senior US advisers on terrorism to the intelligence community, that "the closer one looked at al-Qaeda, the further it receded and the smaller it was."

Glenn Carle, former CIA interrogator turned whistleblower, will join me on Truth Jihad Radio for a special two-hour interview on Wednesday, May 2nd.  Meanwhile, you can read about his revelations relating to Mohamed Harkat here.

Good news! Salon.com favorably reviews OKC book (and I write a civil letter) !

The good news is that Salon.com just favorably reviewed a book making the case that the 1995 OKC bombing is a still-unsolved crime.

The bad news is that the review strews around pejorative terms like "cranks," "fantasists," and of course "conspiracy theorists" referring to anyone who suspects or acknowledges the all-too-obvious government involvement.  (See A Noble Lie for details.)

My wife and a pair of US Marshals recently reminded me that when someone angers you or lobs insults at you, it is best to respond civilly, rather than through abusive diatribes.  So here's my letter to Laura Miller, author of the Salon.com review.

Hi Laura,

I'd love to have a conversation with you about your OKC bombing article, and your attitude toward "conspiracy theories," on my radio show. Current openings include Monday 4/30 and Friday 5/4, 5 to 6 pm Eastern. 

I've been studying the subject intensively since 2004, and have concluded that most of the really big terror events, including OKC, are examples of what Webster Tarpley calls "state-sponsored false-flag terror." 

As for why this should be, it's actually pretty simple. Historian Caleb Carr shows in his book The Lessons of Terror  that terrorism (which is a military tactic as old as the hills) usually doesn't work; it almost always backfires on those who, whether correctly or incorrectly, are blamed for doing it, and helps the cause of their enemies.  Therefore, the only militarily effective kind of terror is the false-flag variety: Blame your enemy for your own covertly-conducted terrorist acts, and you'll reap immeasurable benefits. From Nero's burning Rome and blaming the Christians, to Lord Cecil's orchestration of the gunpowder plot of 1604 to blame Catholics and launch the war on Catholic nations that built the British Empire, to today's headlines, the biggest terror attacks are generally orchestrated by the enemies of those blamed for them.

If you doubt that false-flag terror attacks on civilian populations are part of unofficial US government policy, just google "strategy of tension" and "Operation Gladio."  Note that the prime beneficiary of terrorist attacks like OKC is the government itself, especially the agencies tasked with fighting terrorism; people react to such events by giving the government power, money, and everything else it wants. That's not a theory, it's just common sense fact.

The importance of false-flag events is also demonstrated by the history of US wars.  Every major foreign war since the Mexican war has been launched by way of a spectacular, headline-garnering "enemy attack" that was either fabricated, orchestrated, or illusory.

The media's ignorance of these matters, and its complicity in keeping the population ignorant, ensures that history will keep  tragically repeating itself. Please consider your own possible complicity by way of your use of thought-stopping buzz-words like "conspiracy theories."

Best

Kevin

(Laura replied by declining my offer, pointing out that she is no expert on OKC, and suggesting that I interview the authors of the book.)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Friendly Visit from the Federal Marshals



"He called the judge an ASS-hole! Can you believe it? My crazy husband called the judge an ASSSSSS-hole!"

My wife spent yesterday afternoon calling and Skyping her friends and family, excoriating my poor judgment in posting an over-the-top letter to the judge who sentenced Tarek Mehanna to 17 years in prison. She thought it was so unprofessional, so excessive, that it damaged my credibility and maybe even Tarek Mehanna's case.

Compared to her, the pair of Federal Marshals who visited us yesterday offered relatively mild literary criticism.

They asked  me why I wrote it and what did it mean. After a brief exposition of 9/11 truth, I explained the concept of the Truth Jihad: An all-out serio-comic assault on the post-9/11-inside-job status quo: Simultaneously serious as a heart attack, in that it is a real jihad, an all-out effort or struggle for truth in which I am not averse to being martyred; and comic, in that I am making fun of myself as a "crazy, over-the-top truth jihadi" knowing that this is how it looks from the perspective of the average American. Usually, I explained, my stuff works at both the serious and humorous levels at once.

The Marshals opined that they didn't see much humor in the diatribe I sent to Judge O'Toole.

I admitted they had a point.

I explained that this particular piece sacrificed humor for shock value. It attempts to communicate raw, visceral outrage about a horrendous miscarriage of justice. And in disseminating outrage over the Mehanna verdict, in an admittedly hyperbolic way, I was hoping to help people overcome the fear that prevents them from rising up and putting an end to such injustices. By setting an example as someone so insanely fearless that they'll address a federal judge in such fashion, I'm hoping that others will (a) take notice, if only for entertainment value, and (b) be shamed into overcoming their own fear, and take some kind of action - such as demonstrating or writing less-excessive letters - to free Tarek Mehanna.

The Marshals understood, but they were concerned about possible blowback. What if some idiot went and physically attacked the judge, claiming that I had inspired them?

I admitted that, once again, they had a point. While most of my readers "get" what I do, and realize that I'm not advocating physical attacks on anyone, there are indeed plenty of foolish and/or crazy people out there. Since I became a "famous conspiracy theorist" I get letters from crazy people on a regular basis. I explained to the Marshals that while most of the people who don't understand my work choose to just hate me, it was conceivable, though extremely unlikely, that some "Barrett fan" might act stupidly; or perhaps the bad guys might even stage some kind of a false-flag event, sending a mind-controlled patsy after the judge and blaming me for it.

The Marshals read the final paragraph of my letter, saying that if the judge comes into my presence I'll do my best to get him citizen-arrested, tried, convicted, and hanged (or shown mercy). They pointed out that it could be interpreted as a threat to attack the judge under cover of "citizens' arrest."

Yet another good point. I explained that I had no intention of attacking or harming this judge, or anyone else. But maybe I should do something to make that clear.

So now, the day after my little chat with the Marshals, I am sending another letter to Judge O'Toole.


Dear Judge O'Toole,


I am writing to assure you that I have no intention of attacking or even detaining you, much less trying to lynch you. I apologize for sending you ill-chosen words that could be misinterpreted along those lines.


The outrage expressed in my letter was not directed entirely at you, but at the whole post-9/11 annihilation of justice, the rule of law, and especially the Bill of Rights in our country. A 17-year sentence for Constitutionally-protected free speech, on a conviction obtained purely on the basis of the defendant's religion, seems to me so excessive that it demands an equally-excessive response. But again, it isn't about you personally. It's about the rule of law. And my response to you flirts with and mirrors a kind of anarchic horror at the ongoing breakdown of concepts of justice, freedom, republican governance, constitutionality, and the rule of law. In so doing, it wanders into territory that could be misinterpreted, as I was reminded yesterday by my wife and two Federal Marshals.


In considering future cases, I do hope you will consider the three assertions below, which you can verify fairly easily.


1) Terrorism is not a statistically significant threat to Americans; it is less threatening than lightning strikes and bathtub drownings. We lose a 9/11's worth of people from cigarettes every two days, and from automobiles every month.


2) Muslims (and/or ostensibly Muslim patsies) commit fewer terrorist attacks than Jews, Hispanics, and other groups. According to the FBI, only about 6% of terrorist attacks since 1980 have been by Muslims. And since almost all of those "attacks" have been false-flag, ginned up by FBI informants, etc., the real percentage is probably far lower.


3) 9/11, like most other big, spectacular, successful terrorist attacks, was an example of state-sponsored false-flag terrorism, committed by the enemies of the group blamed for the attack. The reason for this is that terrorism is almost always an ineffective military tactic unless it is false-flag (see Caleb Carr's The Lessons of Terror). Resistance against occupation, of course, often is effective, but it does not qualify as terrorism, since it primarily targets foreign military forces and occupiers, not civilians (see Robert Pape's Dying to Win).


I cannot help thinking that if you and others involved in the prosecution of Tarek Mehanna had been aware of these three simple facts, this miscarriage of justice would never have transpired. 

Sincerely


Kevin Barrett


PS I am sending you a copy of my book Questioning the War on Terror, which includes documentation for the three assertions listed above.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Chris Emery screens "A Noble Lie" on OKC Bombing Anniversary


Filmmaker Chris Emery will be screening A Noble Lie: Oklahoma City 1995 on the 17th anniversary of the bombing - today, Thursday, April 19th - at 7 pm in 1111 Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Oklahoma City bombing is widely viewed (including by Emery himself) as a warm-up and dry run for 9/11.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tarek Mehanna for President! An open letter to Judge George O'Toole

 Tarek Mehanna is seen in this image from video footage taken in Boston in 2009.

Judge George O' Toole USDC-BostonWebmaster@mad.uscourts.gov
US District Court - Massachussetts
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 2300
Boston, Massachusetts 02210

617-748-9152

CC: Courtroom Clerk Paul Lyness 617-748-9181 paul_lyness@mad.uscourts.gov,
Docket Clerk Chris Danieli617-748-9182chris_danieli@mad.uscourts.gov




Dear George O'Toole,

I am writing to let you know that I will be voting for Tarek Mehanna - the man you just sentenced to seventeen years in prison - in the next presidential election. Additionally, I am requesting that you immediately issue a warrant to arrest me for the same "crimes" for which Mehanna was charged and convicted.

I am guilty of those same thoughtcrimes, and more. I agree with everything Mehanna said in his sentencing statement (reprinted below) with one exception: Unlike him, I have done enough research to know that 9/11 was an inside job designed to create the post-Constitutional police state in which you are playing your treasonous part.  (About 80% of my fellow Muslims agree with me.)

Mehanna stands convicted of translating "al-Qaeda" material. This is apparently a lie; he does not support al-Qaeda, a.k.a. al-CIA-duh. The material he translated was garden-variety common sense, urging people to resist any war criminals who happen to be invading and looting their land.

So, if you will allow me, I will commit the same "crime." I hereby urge everyone to use all available means to resist any war criminals who are invading their lands. Specifically, I urge everyone in Afghanistan to seek the arrest for war crimes of everyone in that country who participates in or cooperates with the invasion and occupation; and if arrest is not possible, to use whatever weapons are necessary, including lethal ones, to expel the invaders and occupiers. And I hereby make the same recommendation for everyone in all other occupied lands.

The entire profession of international law agrees with Tarek and me on that one, Judge.

If the US is ever invaded and occupied by the Chinese or the Eskimos or the Martians, I will make that same recommendation, and act accordingly. (Actually, we HAVE been occupied - by the Zionists - and it's way past time for Americans to take up arms.)

Additionally, unlike Mehanna, I have actually translated al-Qaeda material. My wife and I worked together translating little-known speeches of Osama Bin Laden that had been collected by anthropologist Flagg Miller, who swore my wife to secrecy - not because the material was hyper-classified, but because he apparently was committing academic fraud by pretending that he had enough Arabic to do work that, in reality, he was incapable of doing. Flagg Miller, like you and so many other "Americans" who have gone along with the 9/11 Big Lie, is a coward, a phony, a traitor to the Constitution - a useless, pretentious piece of shit who has no business teaching in an American classroom, just as you have no business presiding over an American courtroom.

Funny how the guy who actually has some Arabic, and does his job researching and promulgating the truth, is the one who gets witch-hunted out of academia.

Something else about those Bin Laden speeches I translated: I agree with every single word of them. In those speeches, he never urged the killing of American civilians. He just urged Muslims to do their duty and wage jihad to free their lands from occupation. Just like we Americans would do if we were invaded.

Bin Laden is a hero, Judge. A flawed hero, to be sure; he never should have worked with the CIA. But a hero nonetheless. His protestations of innocence, and statements that American Zionists did 9/11, were heartfelt, honest, and true.

I understand that you convicted Tarek Mehanna not only of translating works whose ideas you disagree with, but also of traveling to Yemen with the intention of learning how better to help Muslims all over the world resist oppression, including the worst kind of oppression: Invasion by non-Muslim armies.

Well, guess what: I have traveled quite a bit - to Morocco, Turkey, France, Canada, Guatemala, the UK, and elsewhere - and everywhere I go, I am always trying to learn (and teach) about how Muslims can better resist oppression. (For example, I spoke to thousands of people in Turkey last spring, and was feted at a private luncheon in the Turkish capital with the Turkish equivalent of FBI Director and a leading parliamentarian.) And everywhere I go, I will tell anyone who asks that people in occupied countries have a duty - not just a right, but a DUTY - to fight the occupier by every available means, including the biggest and most lethal weapons they can find. This position, of course, is the established position of the entire profession of international law, which views aggression as the supreme war crime, and the fight against aggression as the supreme form of law enforcement.

So basically YOU are a treasonous criminal, Judge, while Tarek Mehanna is a patriotic American citizen doing his part to try to enforce international law and protect the US Constitution.

If you ever should venture in my presence, Judge, I will do everything in my power to conduct a citizen's arrest. I want to see you put on trial. And, if convicted, hanged by your neck until dead. (Or, if repentant, shown mercy.)

So you had better put out an arrest warrant on me first. After all, the Truth Jihad I am waging is a far bigger threat to the world's oppressors than any military struggle could ever be.

Come on, asshole. It's a whole new post-Constitution, post-9/11-inside-job world, isn't it? What are you waiting for, scumbag? Too cowardly to take on a Muslim who happens to be white?

Arrest me NOW.

Or free Tarek Mehanna.

* * *

Read this. Forward it to all your friends. If you wouldn't vote for this guy for President, go crawl back under your rock.
TAREK’S SENTENCING STATEMENT
APRIL 12, 2012
Read to Judge O’Toole during his sentencing, April 12th 2012.
In the name of God the most gracious the most merciful Exactly four years ago this month I was finishing my work shift at a
local hospital. As I was walking to my car I was approached by two federal agents. They said that I had a choice to make: I could do things the easy way, or I could do them the hard way. The “easy ” way, as they explained, was that I would become an informant for the government, and if I did so I would never see the inside of a courtroom or a prison cell. As for the hard way, this is it. Here I
am, having spent the majority of the four years since then in a solitary cell the size of a small closet, in which I am locked down
for 23 hours each day. The FBI and these prosecutors worked very hard-and the government spent millions of tax dollars – to put me in that cell, keep me there, put me on trial, and finally to have me stand here before you today to be sentenced to even more time in a cell.
In the weeks leading up to this moment, many people have offered suggestions as to what I should say to you. Some said I should plead for mercy in hopes of a light sentence, while others suggested I would be hit hard either way. But what I want to do is just talk about myself for a few minutes.
When I refused to become an informant, the government responded by charging me with the “crime” of supporting the mujahideen fighting the occupation of Muslim countries around the world. Or as they like to call them, “terrorists.” I wasn’t born in a Muslim country, though. I was born and raised right here in America and this angers many people: how is it that I can be an American and believe the things I believe, take the positions I take? Everything a man is exposed to in his environment becomes an ingredient that shapes his outlook, and I’m no different.  So, in more ways than one, it’s because of America that I am who I am.
When I was six, I began putting together a massive collection of comic books. Batman implanted a concept in my mind, introduced me to a paradigm as to how the world is set up: that there are oppressors, there are the oppressed, and there are those who step up to defend the oppressed. This resonated with me so much that throughout the rest of my childhood, I gravitated towards any book that reflected that paradigm – Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, and I even saw an ehical dimension to The Catcher in the Rye.
By the time I began high school and took a real history class, I was learning just how real that paradigm is in the world. I learned about the Native Americans and what befell them at the hands of European settlers. I learned about how the descendents of those European settlers were in turn oppressed under the tyranny of King George III.
I read about Paul Revere, Tom Paine, and how Americans began an armed insurgency against British forces – an insurgency we now celebrate as the American revolutionary war. As a kid I even went on school field trips just blocks away from where we sit now. I learned about Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, John Brown, and the fight against slavery in this country. I learned about Emma Goldman, Eugene Debs, and the struggles of the labor unions, working class, and poor. I learned about Anne Frank, the Nazis, and how they persecuted minorities and imprisoned dissidents. I learned about Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King,
and the civil rights struggle.
I learned about Ho Chi Minh, and how the Vietnamese fought for decades to liberate themselves from one invader after another. I learned about Nelson Mandela and the fight against apartheid in South Africa. Everything I learned in those years confirmed what I was beginning to learn when I was six: that throughout history, there has been a constant struggle between the oppressed and their oppressors. With each struggle I learned about, I found myself consistently siding with the oppressed, and consistently respecting those who stepped up to defend them -regardless of nationality, regardless of religion. And I never threw my class notes away. As I stand here speaking, they are in a neat pile in my bedroom closet at home.
From all the historical figures I learned about, one stood out above the rest. I was impressed be many things about Malcolm X, but above all, I was fascinated by the idea of transformation, his transformation. I don’t know if you’ve seen the movie “X” by Spike Lee, it’s over three and a half hours long, and the Malcolm at the beginning is different from the Malcolm at the end. He starts off as an illiterate criminal, but ends up a husband, a father, a protective and eloquent leader for his people, a disciplined Muslim performing the Hajj in Makkah, and finally, a martyr. Malcolm’s life taught me that Islam is not something inherited; it’s not a culture or ethnicity. It’s a way of life, a state of mind anyone can choose no matter where they come from or how they were raised.
This led me to look deeper into Islam, and I was hooked. I was just a teenager, but Islam answered the question that the greatest scientific minds were clueless about, the question that drives the rich & famous to depression and suicide from being unable to answer: what is the purpose of life? Why do we exist in this Universe? But it also answered the question of how we’re supposed to exist. And since there’s no hierarchy or priesthood, I could directly and immediately begin digging into the texts of the Qur’an and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad, to begin the journey of understanding what this was all about, the implications of Islam for me as a human being, as an individual, for the people around me, for the world; and the more I learned, the more I valued Islam like a piece of gold. This was when I was a teen, but even today, despite the pressures of the last few years, I stand here before you, and everyone else in this courtroom, as a very proud Muslim.
With that, my attention turned to what was happening to other Muslims in different parts of the world. And everywhere I looked, I saw the powers that be trying to destroy what I loved. I learned what the Soviets had done to the Muslims of Afghanistan. I learned what the Serbs had done to the Muslims of Bosnia. I learned what the Russians were doing to the Muslims of Chechnya. I learned what Israel had done in Lebanon – and what it continues to do in Palestine – with the full backing of the United States. And I learned what America itself was doing to Muslims. I learned about the Gulf War, and the depleted uranium bombs that killed thousands and caused cancer rates to skyrocket across Iraq.
I learned about the American-led sanctions that prevented food, medicine, and medical equipment from entering Iraq, and how – according to the United Nations – over half a million children perished as a result. I remember a clip from a ’60 Minutes‘ interview of Madeline Albright where she expressed her view that these dead children were “worth it.” I watched on September 11th as a group of people felt driven to hijack airplanes and fly them into buildings from their outrage at the deaths of these children. I watched as America then attacked and invaded Iraq directly. I saw the effects of ’Shock & Awe’ in the opening day of the invasion – the children in hospital wards with shrapnel from American missiles sticking but of their foreheads (of course, none of this was shown on CNN).
I learned about the town of Haditha, where 24 Muslims – including a 76-year old man in a wheelchair, women, and even toddlers – were shot up and blown up in their bedclothes as the slept by US Marines. I learned about Abeer al-Janabi, a fourteen-year old Iraqi girl gang-raped by five American soldiers, who then shot her and her family in the head, then set fire to their corpses. I just want to point out, as you can see, Muslim women don’t even show their hair to unrelated men. So try to imagine this young girl from a conservative village with her dress torn off, being sexually assaulted by not one, not two, not three, not four, but five soldiers. Even today, as I sit in my jail cell, I read about the drone strikes which continue to kill Muslims daily in places like Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen. Just last month, we all heard about the seventeen Afghan Muslims – mostly mothers and their kids – shot to death by an American soldier, who also set fire to their corpses.
These are just the stories that make it to the headlines, but one of the first concepts I learned in Islam is that of loyalty, of
brotherhood – that each Muslim woman is my sister, each man is my brother, and together, we are one large body who must protect each other. In other words, I couldn’t see these things beings done to my brothers & sisters – including by America – and remain neutral. My sympathy for the oppressed continued, but was now more personal, as was my respect for those defending them.
I mentioned Paul Revere – when he went on his midnight ride, it was for the purpose of warning the people that the British were marching to Lexington to arrest Sam Adams and John Hancock, then on to Concord to confiscate the weapons stored there by the Minuteman. By the time they got to Concord, they found the Minuteman waiting for them, weapons in hand. They fired at the British, fought them, and beat them. From that battle came the American Revolution. There’s an Arabic word to describe what those Minutemen did that day. That word is: JIHAD, and this is what my trial was about.
All those videos and translations and childish bickering over ‘Oh, he translated this paragraph’ and ‘Oh, he edited that sentence,’ and all those exhibits revolved around a single issue: Muslims who were defending themselves against American soldiers doing to them exactly what the British did to America. It was made crystal clear at trial that I never, ever plotted to “kill Americans” at shopping malls or whatever the story was. The government’s own witnesses contradicted this claim, and we put expert after expert up on that stand, who spent hours dissecting my every written word, who explained my beliefs. Further, when I was free, the government sent an undercover agent to prod me into one of their little “terror plots,” but I refused to participate. Mysteriously, however, the jury never heard this.
So, this trial was not about my position on Muslims killing American civilians. It was about my position on Americans killing Muslim civilians, which is that Muslims should defend their lands from foreign invaders – Soviets, Americans, or Martians. This is what I believe. It’s what I’ve always believed, and what I will always believe. This is not terrorism, and it’s not extremism. It’s what the arrows on that seal above your head represent: defense of the homeland. So, I disagree with my lawyers when they say that you don’t have to agree with my beliefs – no. Anyone with commonsense and humanity has no choice but to agree with me. If someone breaks into your home to rob you and harm your family, logic dictates that you do whatever it takes to expel that invader from your home.
But when that home is a Muslim land, and that invader is the US military, for some reason the standards suddenly change. Common sense is renamed ”terrorism” and the people defending themselves against those who come to kill them from across the ocean become “the terrorists” who are ”killing Americans.” The mentality that America was victimized with when British soldiers walked these streets 2 ½ centuries ago is the same mentality Muslims are victimized by as American soldiers walk their streets today. It’s the mentality of colonialism.
When Sgt. Bales shot those Afghans to death last month, all of the focus in the media was on him-his life, his stress, his PTSD, the mortgage on his home-as if he was the victim. Very little sympathy was expressed for the people he actually killed, as if they’re not real, they’re not humans. Unfortunately, this mentality trickles down to everyone in society, whether or not they realize it. Even with my lawyers, it took nearly two years of discussing, explaining, and clarifying before they were finally able to think outside the box and at least ostensibly accept the logic in what I was saying. Two years! If it took that long for people so intelligent, whose job it is to defend me, to de-program themselves, then to throw me in front of a randomly selected jury under the premise that they’re my “impartial peers,” I mean, come on. I wasn’t tried before a jury of my peers because with the mentality gripping America today, I have no peers. Counting on this fact, the government prosecuted me – not because they needed to, but simply because they could.
I learned one more thing in history class: America has historically supported the most unjust policies against its minorities – practices that were even protected by the law – only to look back later and ask: ’what were we thinking?’ Slavery, Jim Crow, the internment of the Japanese during World War II – each was widely accepted by American society, each was defended by the Supreme Court. But as time passed and America changed, both people and courts looked back and asked ’What were we thinking?’ Nelson Mandela was considered a terrorist by the South African government, and given a life sentence. But time passed, the world changed, they realized how oppressive their policies were, that it was not he who was the terrorist, and they released him from prison. He even became president. So, everything is subjective - even this whole business of “terrorism” and who is a “terrorist.” It all depends on the time and place and who the superpower happens to be at the moment.
In your eyes, I’m a terrorist, and it’s perfectly reasonable that I be standing here in an orange jumpsuit. But one day, America will change and people will recognize this day for what it is. They will look at how hundreds of thousands of Muslims were killed and maimed by the US military in foreign countries, yet somehow I’m the one going to prison for “conspiring to kill and maim” in those countries – because I support the Mujahidin defending those people. They will look back on how the government spent millions of dollars to imprison me as a ”terrorist,” yet if we were to somehow bring Abeer al-Janabi back to life in the moment she was being gang-raped by your soldiers, to put her on that witness stand and ask her who the “terrorists” are, she sure wouldn’t be pointing at me.
The government says that I was obsessed with violence, obsessed with ”killing Americans.” But, as a Muslim living in these times, I can think of a lie no more ironic.
-Tarek Mehanna
4/12/12

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I'm looking for an argument! Anybody out there who DOESN'T think 9/11 was an inside job?

Sometimes a good argument is hard to find.

Six years ago, I was chased out of the University of Wisconsin for agreeing with 80% of my fellow Muslims that 9/11 is an inside job. But despite a standing offer of $1,000 to any UW system teacher who would spend 90 minutes debating me, I can't find anybody willing to argue in favor of the official story.

To hell with academia. If you want people to argue with, try talk radio.

The other day I was Dale Williams' guest on KTKK (K-Talk) out of Salt Lake City, during morning drive-time. KTKK is a big mainstream station in a conservative region. I didn't think I'd have to look too hard for an argument.

Listen to yesterday's interview with Dale Williams

I started in about how 9/11 was a Zionist inside job...you know, the usual schtick, only a little edgier than usual.

I didn't get an argument from Dale. He agreed with me, and then some.

So we went looking for an argument. Dale opened the phone lines and challenged listeners: "If you disagree with Dr. Barrett, we'd like to hear from you." The phone boards lit up. I started rubbing my hands together.

But no luck! Caller after caller AGREED with us! Not one caller, in two hours of almost nonstop call-ins, doubted that 9/11 was a Zionist inside job designed to launch a long-term war on Islam.

The closest thing I got to an argument was a caller who wondered whether Muslims were helping set themselves up as patsies for false-flag hoaxes like 9/11 by beating their wives and stuff like that. I said that 90% of translations from Islamic-world media are provided to our media by MEMRI, a Mossad spin-off that cherry-picks news stories from the Muslim world to make Muslims look bad. Think of how the US would look in, say, Iran, if Iranian papers provided nothing but negative news about the US -- drunken wife-beatings, Christian serial killers, and so on. The caller agreed with me and hung up.

Since I couldn't find anyone to argue with me on mainstream Salt Lake City talk radio, I went out and found a guest for my own show who "doesn't believe in conspiracy theories." His name is David Macaray.

Listen to today's interview/argument with David Macaray

We spent the first half of the show agreeing that bottled water is an abomination, and the second half arguing about "conspiracy theories."

Hallelujah! I finally found an argument!

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Oklahoma City bombing: A step toward 9/11?

 
This Thursday, April 19th, 2012, is the 17th anniversary of the OKC bombing.

Let's give this some historical context.

In 1993, the FBI built the bomb that killed six people and injured more than a thousand in the World Trade Center. (The FBI informant who hatched and supervised the "radical Muslim plot" is on tape discussing this fact with his FBI handler, asking "why didn't the FBI build a dud, as promised?")

The first WTC bombing was a test designed to find out just how deeply the American people were hypnotized. Would Americans accept the official version of events, even if it required them to believe that a "terrorist" returned to the rental center to get his deposit back on the bomb truck?!

Sure they would.

On April 19th, 1995, another FBI-assisted mass-hypnosis-test was conducted - this time in Oklahoma City. Would the American people buy the notion that a fertilizer bomb in a truck parked outside a building could blow up the whole building from the inside? Once again, Americans passed their hypnosis test with flying colors.

Then on 9/11/2001, it was time for the big event. Americans were permanently infantilized through trauma-assisted ultra-intensive mass hypnosis. If they believed this, they would, in the future, believe everything Big Brother told them.

And they would have…except for a little thing called the truth movement.

This week, we will remember the April 19th event in OKC with screenings of the new, long-awaited documentary film A Noble Lie. Filmmaker Chris Emery will present the film at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on April 19th, 7 pm, in 1111 Humanities. He will also be appearing on Truth Jihad Radio this Wednesday, this Wednesday April 18th, 3 to 4 pm.

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Truth Jihad Radio this week: (details at http://www.TruthJihadRadio.blogspot.com )

Monday: Paul Topete of America's premiere freedom rock band Poker Face; and Mat Stein, author of When Technology Fails and When Disaster Strikes, returns to discuss "400 Chernobyls: Solar Flares, EMP, and Nuclear Armageddon"

Tuesday: Huffington Post writer David Macaray, author of "They Want to Privatize the World"

Wednesday: Chris Emery of http://www.ANobleLie.com , Gordon Duff of Veterans Today

Thursday: 17th anniversary of OKC false-flag bombing; Chris Emery showing A Noble Lie in 1111 Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 7 pm.

Friday: Bill Whitehouse, one of America's most underrated political thinkers (who happens to be Muslim), author of The Unfinished Revolution: The Battle for America's Soul.

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Thanks for listening!

Kevin Barrett
Staff Writer, VeteransToday.com
Radio Journalist, AmericanFreedomRadio.com, NoLiesRadio.org
Website: www.TruthJihad.com

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Insurer caps WTC-demolition asbestos payout at 10 million - Silverstein laughs all the way to the bank


In today's news, American Home Assurance has announced that it is capping payouts for WTC-demolition asbestos claims at a measly $10 million.

The announcement underlines just how much cheaper it is to demolish asbestos-laden skyscrapers without a permit, than to follow legal procedures.

Larry Silverstein, a reputed illicit-sex-industry mobster, purchased the World Trade Center in 2001, shortly after the New York Port Authority lost an asbestos lawsuit and was ordered to remove all asbestos from the Twin Towers.  Cost estimates for that asbestos removal ranged from the low billions to the tens of billions - far more than the outdated, half-empty buildings were worth. (The City of New York had been desperately seeking a way to demolish the Towers since around 1990, but was prevented from doing so by asbestos issues.)

Silverstein would have gone bankrupt within a few years at most had the Towers not been illegally demolished on September 11th, 2001. Thanks to that illegal demolition, Silverstein - who had doubled the WTC's terrorism insurance and changed it to cash payout when he finalized his purchase in July, 2001 - walked off with a 5 billion dollar cash return on his 100 million dollar investment. When last sighted, Silverstein was back in court asking for another 11 billion dollars from airline insurers.

Silverstein is notorious for confessing on national television to the illegal demolition of World Trade Center Building 7.

During a recent interview on the Kevin Barrett show, former intelligence community insider and  current Veterans Today Editor Gordon Duff stated that the crimes of 9/11 were conceived in New York City, by people linked to organized crime and the Israeli Mossad, as an illegal demolition project, and subsequently sold to corrupt elements of the Bush Administration, the intelligence community, and the military (especially the Armageddonite wing of the US Air Force). Duff added that many of those with direct knowledge of the crimes have come forward, and suggested that non-complicit insiders are working to bring the perpetrators to justice by any available means.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Paradigm Shift Alert! They CAN keep a secret

"Dr. Cornellius Cotter, Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, appeared before a special Senate committee in April, 1973. He remarked: 'You know, Senator Mathias, it has been said—and, I think wisely so—that if the United States ever developed into a totalitarian state we would not know it. We would not know that it had happened. It would be all so gradual, the ritualism would all be retained as a facade to disguise what had happened. Most people in the United States, in official position, would continue to do the sorts of things that they are doing now. The changes would have all been so subtle although so fundamental that people generally would be unaware.'”  (source)



According to Thomas Kuhn, a paradigm shift happens when the data pokes too many holes in the ideological templates we use to understand the world. Suddenly the old paradigm sinks, and a new one rises to replace it.

In retrospect, we can see that it didn't happen all at once. The data had been nibbling away at the old paradigm for decades. But the new paradigm couldn't emerge until the generation of professors who believed in the old paradigm, and couldn't think outside of its box, had passed from the scene.

Today, most older political scientists (as well as less pretentious political thinkers who don't call themselves "scientists") still believe that the Western world is essentially democratic and transparent. Any apparent exceptions to the rule of democracy and transparency are just that: exceptions.

The corollary to this rule is that secrets cannot be kept, therefore any alleged major counter-examples to the rule of democracy and transparency must be dismissed a priori as "conspiracy theories."

Take the question of whether the US is an electoral democracy. The old paradigm says: "Of course the US is a democracy! Sure, there are a few exceptions - dead people voting in Chicago and so on. But the essence of the way power works here is that the people choose their leaders and thereby exercise control over their own lives."

Okay, let's look at some data. Take the history of presidential elections in the post-National Security State era. Truman won in 1948 (and terminated democracy by making the US a National Security State) thanks to the Zionist crime mob, which passed him two million dollars in cash in a suitcase in return for his support of the criminal state of Israel. Kennedy won in 1960 thanks to the Zionist crime mob's stolen votes in Chicago, and the Johnson crime mob's theft of votes in Texas. In 1963, the Zionist, Johnson, and CIA crime mobs merged and staged a murderous coup d'état. In 1968, Bobby Kennedy was deprived of the presidency in another de facto coup d'état. Less murderous coups by the Bush CIA-based crime mob removed Nixon in 1973 and Carter in 1980. The Zionist mob overthrew the Bush mob in 1992, and kept its puppet Clinton on a tight leash by "sending" Monica to disable his second term wish to force Israel back to its 1967 borders. Then in 2000 the Bush mob merged with Netanyahu's extreme-Zionist mob, stole the 2000 election, blew up the World Trade Center in an American Reichstag Fire, and declared a Hitler-style state of emergency that has not yet been terminated. (The 2004 election was even more blatantly stolen.) A slightly different criminal consortium manufactured the Obama presidency via the "postmodern coup" of 2008.

But wait, Professor Old Paradigm objects, those are just "conspiracy theories"! Surely if any of them were true, we (the mainstream) would have heard about them and accepted them! After all, nobody can ever keep any significant secrets! Therefore, we may safely dismiss all such allegations without bothering to investigate them.

This bizarre notion that secrets cannot be kept seems to be the anti-conspiracist's prime article of faith. It is invoked over and over again, in the same way that Aristotle's geocentric universe was invoked by the medieval Church as an excuse to avoid looking through Galileo's telescope and actually seeing the moons of Jupiter.

In fact, it is extremely easy to keep secrets. For example, I once knew a sizable marijuana-growing operation in the middle of a big city, well-known to may dozens if not hundreds of people, that was effortlessly and successfully kept secret from law enforcement for more than two decades.

And any organization that is willing and able to intimidate, torture, and kill potential secret-spillers (unlike my pot-growing acquaintances, who made virtually no effort to maintain secrecy) can keep secrets with ridiculous ease. If it has money to bribe government officials, as well as the will and ability to intimidate them, its secrecy will be sovereign.

The US and the Western World have been ruled in secret, by secret forces, since at least World War II; and this simple, obvious fact is a secret that HAS been kept - at least from the professors of the Old Paradigm.

Perhaps the best introduction to the new paradigm I've yet encountered is Nick Cook's 2001 book The Hunt for Zero Point. Cook is a mainstream defense journalist who wrote the book while serving as Aviation Editor for Jane's Defense, the world's leading military publication. But the evidence he presents shows that elements of the US military-industrial-intelligence complex have had zero-point-energy and antigravity technology at least since World War II, when they seized it, and many of the scientists who developed it, from the Nazi SS. It seems the whole top layer of the science wing of the SS, including its leader, Gen. Hans Kammler, was re-branded with the American flag and made the new custodians of the National Security State. (This fact, it seems, is still officially secret, meaning unknown to Professor Old Paradigm.) Subsequently, the dire methods of the SS were employed to keep all of this - and later just about everything else of significance - secret. The US has evolved into a sham democracy whose real rulers were, and remain, in the shadows. A labyrinth of Chinese boxes, secret organizations within secret organizations, rules, and even the President does not have the required level of security clearance to be given the faintest idea of what is really going on.

Cook suggests that the initial drive to hyper-secrecy was justified by the fact that zero-point-energy technology is both simpler and more powerful than, say, nuclear technology. It would be relatively easy to use zero-point energy technology to build a much larger bomb than the biggest H-bombs. Since zero-point's weaponization potential is so alarming, he implies, those privy to it have been easily persuaded to keep its very existence a secret. And whole wings of major aerospace contractors have been handed billions to pretend to be unsuccessfully working on spokes for a wheel that has been up and rolling for at least half a century.

The implications of Cook's thesis are monumental. In essence, we've had free energy technology around for the better part of a century, but it has been suppressed by a murderous ruling cabal. Most of the fossil fuels humanity has burned have been burned unnecessarily. This puts the global warming controversy into a whole new perspective.

It is, of course, possible that Cook's book, and the data on which it is based, have been manufactured as part of an elaborate disinformation scam. Perhaps the purpose is to convince US adversaries to waste their time and resources on a wild-goose-chase for a mythical zero point technology, rather than, say, developing actual nuclear or biological weapons. Or perhaps it is meant to terrify potential adversaries by convincing them that the US has even more powerful weapons than it lets on. If this is the case, the scam is so elaborate, and the secrecy around it so impressive, that it is an even better argument for "rule by secrecy" than the much more probable scenario in which Cook's arguments are true.

In any case, we know that they CAN keep a secret. The Manhattan project, and later the stealth bomber, were secrets held as long as the secret-keepers wanted them to be held. Operation Northwoods, the plan to kill Americans in fake "Cuban terrorist" attacks to provoke an invasion of Cuba, was kept secret from 1962 until the late 1990s. The fact that the Gulf of Tonkin incident was completely bogus was kept secret until long after it mattered. Many dozens of criminal acts by high-level US government personnel, from waves of terrorist attacks on civilians (Operation Gladio) to assassinations of heads of state in the US and abroad, to lethal CIA mind control programs that involved the most brutal imaginable forms of torture and murder, have been more or less covered up.

Perhaps most alarming of all are the thousands of other crimes, presumably including many even bigger and more evil than those listed above, that even people like me don't know about. These would be the secrets that have been most successfully kept.

We live under a secret government of psychopaths. And as CS Lewis famously said, the devil's best trick is to convince you he doesn't exist.

The first step towards ending the pathocracy is recognizing its existence.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Lee Whitnum's "whore for AIPAC" comment draws protests

My recent interview with Lee Whitnum is posted here; listen: here.
 
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The Zionist-dominated media professes to be shocked - SHOCKED - that Connecticut Senate Candidate Lee Whitnum called US Rep. Chris Murphy "a whore for AIPAC."

I'm shocked too.

Calling Congress-critters rolling in Zionist dough "whores" is an insult to prostitutes everywhere.

I understand that the International Union of Sex Workers will be lodging a complaint against Whitnum.

A prostitutes' spokesperson writes:

"Chris Murphy and the other Representatives and Senators who take big money from Zionists are not whores, they are traitors. Calling them 'whores' demeans the world's oldest profession. As whores, we are absolutely whorified to be compared with these Zionist-money-sucking scumbags. We demand an apology from Ms. Whitnum forthwith."

Whores Union of Western Utah (WUWU) protests Lee Whitnum's remarks.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

US supports human rights and democracy? Tell it to al-Khawaja!

My interview with Press TV on Bahrain, where hunger-striking freedom and democracy activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja is becoming an icon of resistance, is now up:

'US strikingly hypocritical towards Bahraini hunger striker’ 

WATCH VIDEO


The US behavior towards Bahraini hunger striker Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, a “classic nonviolence and pro-democracy activist,” is a clear example of the US hypocrisy on rights issues, an analyst tells Press TV.

The comment comes as the prominent Bahraini human rights activist’s health remains at risk as he enters the 57th day of his hunger strike in jail.

Khawaja was transferred to the prison hospital on April 3 due to deterioration of his health. He was given a life sentence in June of last year.

Bahraini demonstrators have persistently been demanding the release of Khawaja. The prominent activist has pledged to continue his strike until “freedom or death,” according to Bahrain Center for Human Rights.

Press TV has talked with Kevin Barrett, author and Islamic studies expert from Madison to further discuss the issue.

What follows is an approximate transcript of the interview.

Press TV: Well, Kevin Barrett, Let’s talk about what [another speaker on the show] Hisham Talawi says in terms of the media just the mere silence of the United States, we had [another speaker on the show] Ali al-Ahmad also talk about that.

Let’s open that up more. The US has been criticized for a host of issues on Bahrain, their silence overall but also regarding this- Khawaja’s case.

Zeinab al-Khawaja is the daughter of this human rights leader, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, and I’d like to quote her, she said, “With one word from the American governments and Obama, My father would be released. I am sure of that.”

Do you agree and if so, why isn’t the US government or Obama making that call?

Barrett: Well, that is a very, very good question. It is stunning- the hypocrisy, coming out of Washington and these human rights issues. Abdulhadi al-Khawaja is a classic nonviolence activist and pro-democracy activist.

If the words coming out of Washington were matched by deeds, he would be lionized by the US government; he would be all over the front pages of American newspapers and Fox and so on.

But of course that’s not happening, because the US has its fifth fleet in Bahrain and the US has made these unholy alliances, not only with the al-Khalifa regime in Bahrain, but also with the other retrograde [Persian] Gulf monarchies.

So he is entering the third month of his hunger strike and in very terrible shape, and Obama, the man who was supposed to be putting a new face on America’s Middle East policy, is keeping quiet and that tells you a lot about who really controls the political process in Washington DC and the way the media isn’t covering this in the US, tells you a lot about who really controls the media here.

Press TV: Who, who controls the media in the US when you say that? Who are you referring to; when you say media are controlled?

Barrett: Over the decades…, media in the US is controlled in a number of ways.

One is, by actual Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] people, who are planted in various media operations.

The agency also deals directly with the owners and CEOs of media companies and there has been this total conglomeration of media over the past couple of decades and now about six organizations control just about everything that Americans see in the media.

So there is a combination of government interference in the media, secret, covert operations with the media and the media being bought up by a very, very small number of wealthy individuals, who operate with the US government.

Press TV: We have heard about this big plan that the United Sates has had for years for the Middle East on paper, we have seen what has occurred.

But has it been a success? I mean can you look at Libya and say it is a success? Really we are seeing how things are being sort of gone in disarray, regarding the eastern part of that country; we are looking at what has happened in Tunisia, looking at what has happened in Egypt.

Is it a containment policy now or is it part of this counter revolution as it has been categorized for the US and of course then it comes to play the double standards they have had, for example on Bahrain?

Barrett: Well, I actually agree with my friend and colleague Dr. Tallawi, that the policy is being set more by the Zionists than, as a carefully thought out strategy for US control of the Middle East and I think that the policy that is in place now, is more along the lines of the policies, developed in Tel Aviv over the past few decades.

The Clean Break Memorandum Commission by Benjamin Netanyahu, for which he employed the Wolfowitz, Richard Perle and other folks from the project for new American century, was part of the continuation of this long term Israeli strategy to divide and conquer the Middle East, by breaking it up along ethnic and sectarian lines.

And that is what the US is doing now, because of the fact that the extreme Zionist control American mid-East policy, especially since the coup d’état of September 11th, 2011.

So in terms of the policy towards Bahrain, I agree that it is not just a matter of the fifth fleet being there. But it is part of this larger strategy, in which the Zionists are destabilizing certain areas such as, Libya and especially Syria; whereas they are trying to stabilize these retrogressive Persian [Gulf] monarchies that are essentially in bed with the Zionists. 


(more of my recent Press TV interviews)