Suffer little children
The truth that makes men
free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not
You can't say that civilization don't advance, however,
for in every war they kill you in a new way.
After the invasion of Afghanistan in
200lJlin which at least 5,000 civilians were killed for no other
reason than oil and Illuminati conquest, they began to prepare the
way for the next stage in the plan for global domination. It was
back to Iraq or back again to their ancient headquarters in the land
of Sumer and Babylon (Figure 10). Boy George Bush was given the
speech to read (as best he can) for the State of the Union (it's
shit) address on January 28th 2002.
This contained the phrase, the "axis of
evil", written by neo-con David Frum of the American
Enterprise Institute. It referred to Iraq, Iran and North Korea,
three countries specifically named in the September 2000 document
produced for Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Co by the Project for
the New American Century. First on the list was Iraq and the lies
began to flood from the White House, the Pentagon and Downing Street
in an effort to sell an invasion to the public.
They had to justify the war with
spurious claims about 'weapons of mass destruction' and also portray
their 'victory' as the liberation of grateful Iraqis, freed by
American heroes. This was important because the better the spin in
Iraq the easier the next invasion would be to deliver. In this
endeavor they were supported magnificently by the American
I was watching CNN in America on the day
the statue of Sad dam Hussein was famously pulled to the ground by
US troops amid crowds of cheering Iraqis in Baghdad. Or, at least,
that is what they told me I was seeing. CNN stayed live on the
statue for some two hours waiting for this event to take place in
the square right in front of the Palestine Hotel, which just
happened to be home to the international journalists and TV crews.
It was all a set up.
The TV pictures focused on the close-up
of the statue and the cheering people, but a wide shot revealed that
only a handful of Iraqis were there and the rest of the square was
empty (Figures 11 and 12). Many of these "cheering Iraqis" were
connected to the CIA-funded Iraqi National Congress of Ahmed
Chalabi, who is the US puppet-of-choice to 'lead' occupied Iraq.
The whole event was carefully planned
and stage-managed to provide a defining moment of the 'war' in the
minds of the masses: Iraq had been liberated from oppression by the
glorious United States (played by John Wayne).
Dr Susan Block, an author and sex
educator, compared the scene to a rape:
"The supreme victory for the rapist
is proof that his victim 'enjoyed' it. Though he may force his
way into her property, demolish her home, murder her loved ones,
pillage her belongings, though he may terrify and humiliate her,
beat and batter her, break her bones and tear her flesh, spill
her blood, wound her organs and lay waste to her very soul, if,
in the midst of the rape, between tears and shrieks of agony, if
his victim should, for a moment, for some reason, any reason, if
she should smile, or, better yet, orgasm, the rapist is
redeemed; he is even (in his mind) heroic ...’’
.. ... And still the cozily embedded mainstream media keep
playing the image of the toppling statue and the smiling Iraqis.
CNN might as well be anchored by Ari Reischer [the White House
press spokesman]. The jacked-up newscasters revel in the
soft-core porn of war, 'tastefully' showing very little of the
rampant hardcore death and dismemberment, just lots of handsome,
stalwart troops and beguiling, brown-faced grins that
communicate: Freedom! Liberation! Smiles! They love us! We may
have brutally, systematically raped their country (and the rape
continues), but they want it! They really want us to bomb the
shit out of them. They like that... 1
Yes, the media fell for the propaganda
as usual and, indeed, many US network executives and owners were
involved in the plot. Television stations and newspapers across the
world blazed the picture of the toppling Saddam and the cheering
Iraqis across their screens and front pages to give the mind
manipulators exactly what they wanted. Spin doctors: 33,666,911,000;
the truth: 0.
On March 19th, just before the slaughter
began, I wrote the following on my website, www.davidicke.com.
It was headed "The Playground Bullies":
"The US and UK have firepower
unprecedented in known human history. By comparison the Iraqis
are trying to stop an elephant stampede with a popgun. The war,
therefore, will not be a war at all. It will be a gang of
playground bullies kicking the shit out of the seven-stone
weakling with the glasses and the calipers. The speed by which
they do this (and the efficiency with which they suppress news
of civilian casualties) will be presented as a 'glorious
victory' as the bullies take over the playground and dictate its
rules under the guise of 'freeing the people from a brutal
"The truth is that while Saddam is a brutal dictator, put in
place by the very forces that now seek to remove him, he is not
in the class of those who will now replace him as the dictators
to the people. If anyone still believes that the post-Saddam
'Iraqi' regime will not be controlled by the same fascists
behind this 'war', I have an antique computer they might like to
buy. It was made in 1593." 2
Figure 10: Returning home: the
Babylonian Empire in the very land now targeted by the
Illuminati and their 'neo-cons'
Figure 11: The truth about the 'war'
with Iraq. It was not about "liberation", but American conquest
on behalf of the Illuminati that controls the US government
Figure: 12: Manufactured Illusion:
the virtually deserted square as the Saddam statue is toppled by
US troops. Carefully shot close ups gave the impression of
cheering Iraqi crowds. But where are they?
Of course that is what happened and it
hardly took a genius to see it coming because the plan is the same
every time: emphasize that you want the people to believe and
suppress or downplay anything that would give them a different
For this reason it was vital to focus on
Saddam's toppling statue while talking as little as possible about
the "collateral damage" -dead and horrifically maimed parents and
children. Most of the mainstream media gave the spinners all the
support they needed. Would CNN have had a live camera pointing for
two hours at a dead and dismembered child? Or inside a devastated
hospital trying to treat the children with scorched bodies and
missing limbs like those in Figures 13, 14 and 15?
That would have provided the truly
defining moment and reality of this slaughter, but that is not the
idea. Instead the image the spinners wanted people to remember was
the one that got the coverage and Arab stations were condemned for
showing the true price of war. Everything is spin and aimed at the
cameras and the minds of the people. It has nothing to do with truth
Journalist Robert Fisk reported
on how American troops opened fire on the car of Quiz al-Selman, a
Danish engineer in Baghdad. He was carrying his Danish passport,
driving license and medical records, but that didn't matter to the
troops who approached him. He said he told them he was a scientific
researcher, but they made him lie down in the street, tied his arms
behind his back with plastic-and-steel cuffs and tied his feet
before putting him into a military vehicle.
This is what happened next:
"After 10 minutes in the vehicle, I
was taken out again. There were journalists with cameras. The
group of Americans untied me, then made me lie on the road
again. Then, in front of the cameras, they tied my hands and
feet all over again and put me back in the vehicle."
It's a mind game.
Figure 13: The face of war they don't
want you to see
Red write district
The American television networks like Fox, CNN, NBC and ABC are an
affront to all that is considered to be human and those who take
their dirty dollar and do their bidding are engaged in intellectual
prostitution. In Britain, the tabloid Sun is owned, like Fox/Fix
News and William Kristol's Weekly Standard, by Rupert Murdoch.
The Sun ran this headline about the
"Show them no pity: they have stains
on their souls."4
Better than not having one at all, I
guess, because you have sold it to Rupert Murdoch. Sun feature
writer Katy Weitz quit in protest at the paper's coverage of the
war. The Sun was supporting the Murdoch line, she said, and no one
was going to challenge that.
"I want to be proud of the work I
help to produce, not shudder in shame at its front-page blood
lust", she wrote in The Guardian.
Some of her fellow journalists felt the
same, but they wouldn't leave because they needed the job, while
others said she should keep her views to herself.
"I can't bear to hear people
knocking their paper -it's like hearing them bad-mouth their
family", one "journalist" told her.
What about the families in Iraq? Katy
Weitz is a rare exception.
As she said, the general reaction from
"Goodness me ... a journalist with
principles. Wonders will never cease."
MSNBC correspondent Ashleigh Banfield
angered her employers when she gave a lecture at Kansas State
University on April 24th 2003 about the war coverage and what she
called the "big show". She described what the global audience was
not allowed to see. Nobody witnessed the real horrors of what
happened, she said, and so people could not "seriously revisit the
concept of warfare the next time we have to deal with it".
There had been a lot of dissenting
voices before the conflict about the horrors of war, but she was
very concerned that the "three-week TV show" may have changed
"It was very sanitized", she said.
"You didn't see where those bullets landed. You didn't see what
happened when the mortar landed. A puff of smoke is not what a
mortar looks like when it explodes, believe me. There are
horrors that were completely left out of this war. So was this
journalism or was this coverage? There is a grand difference
between journalism and coverage, and getting access does not
mean you're getting the story, it just means you're getting one
more arm or leg of the story.
And that's what we got, and it was a
glorious, wonderful picture that had a lot of people watching
and a lot of advertisers excited about cable news. But it wasn't
journalism, because I'm not so sure that we in America are
hesitant to do this again, to fight another war, because it
looked like a glorious and courageous and so successful terrific
endeavor, and we got rid of a horrible leader: We got rid of a
dictator, we got rid of a monster, but we didn't see what it
took to do that.
"I can't tell you how bad the
civilian casualties were. I saw a couple of pictures. I saw
French television pictures, I saw a few things here and there,
but to truly understand what war is all about you've got to be
on both sides. You've got to be a unilateral, someone who's able
to cover from outside of both front lines, which, by the way, is
the most dangerous way to cover a war, which is the way most of
us covered Afghanistan ... But we really don't know from this
latest adventure from the American military what this thing
looked like and why perhaps we should never do it again.
The other thing is that so many
voices were silent in this war. We all know what happened to
[actress] Susan Sarandon for speaking out, and her husband, and
we all know that this is not the way Americans truly want to be.
Free speech is a wonderful thing, it's what we fight for, but
the minute it's unpalatable we fight against it for some
Banfield said she was often
ostracized for simply giving both sides of the story in the Middle
East -"just for going on television and saying,
'Here's what the leaders of
Hezbollah are telling me and here's what the Lebanese are
telling me and here's what the Syrians have said about
She said that a radio host on MSNBC
called Michael Savage was outraged that she dared to speak
with the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade about why they do what they do; why
they are prepared to sacrifice themselves for what they call freedom
fighting and others call terrorism. Savage, she said, labeled her a
slut, a porn star and an "accomplice to the murder of Jewish
This is unbelievable unless you have
heard some of these American mainstream 'talk show' hosts at work.
Many have mouths the size of the planet and brains the size of a
pea, but they are telling America what to think, or rather not to.
In 1991, some called for nuclear attacks
"How can you discuss, how can you
solve anything", Banfield said, "when attacks from a mere radio
flak is what America hears on a regular basis, let alone at the
If this kind of attitude is prevailing,
she added, forget discussion and forget diplomacy. What does that
leave us with? War. Banfield highlighted the truly disgraceful
Fox/Fix News of Rupert Murdoch. She talked of the "Fox effect" with
its one-sided patriotism and lack of anything remotely resembling
Cable news operators had wrapped
themselves in the American flag and patriotism, she said, and
targeted a certain demographic audience. It had been very lucrative
and you could already see the effects on the other networks as they
hired more and more right wing contributors. All of this was because
of Fox, she said, and its successes in taking viewers from other
What she is saying is that next time
they go to war the 'news' coverage will be even worse.
I was in America for part of the 'war' and I saw the countless
emotionally charged stories about US troops who died in Iraq.
"Terrible news", I heard CNN say.
"Two US soldiers have been killed in a missile attack."
There were interviews with the families
of troops who would not be coming home alive and the interviewers
said how awful it must be for them. I understand this, but never did
I hear a thought for what the families of dead Iraqi civilians must
be going through.
The parents who saw their children blown
apart and children who watched the same happen to their mums and
dads. Dead Iraqi civilians are not "terrible news", it seems; they
are unfortunate and unavoidable "collateral damage". I saw a
Christian TV channel suspend its programming to urge the viewers to
"pray for our troops".
No mention of praying for Iraqis.
But then they are Muslims and why would
the Christian god give a shit about them? It sickens my stomach to
see such blatant racism in the way this 'war', and all such 'wars',
are portrayed. Do people with brown faces not have emotions every
bit as traumatic and unimaginable as the relatives of US troops? The
troops made the choice to go, the Iraqi and Afghan civilians had no
such luxury. The United States is the leader of the 'free world'? It
holds the high ground of morality?
Those who believe such blatant nonsense
drown in a cesspit of mass murder and self-congratulation.
Let's hear it for the heroes ...
Those 'heroic' troops dropped an estimated 30,000 bombs on Iraqis
from the air alone at a fantastic cost in human suffering and
financial outlay. This is a world that has billions living in
poverty, yet every Tomahawk cruise missile costs around a million
dollars and the overall military cost is closing in on 100 billion
They targeted a country in which some 60
per cent of the 24 million people were children. I see nothing
heroic in that. The most famous victim of this fascist carnage was
Ali Ismail Abbas, the 12year-old who lost both his parents and both
arms in the US and British bombing of Baghdad. He also suffered
appalling burns to his body.
"It was midnight when the missile
fell on us", he told Reuters at the Kindi Hospital.
Thinking about his uncertain future, he
asked whether he could get artificial arms.
"Can you help get my arms back? Do
you think the doctors can get me another pair of hands?" Abbas
asked. "If I don't get a pair of hands I will commit suicide",
he said with tears spilling down his cheeks.
The Reuters report continued:
"His aunt, three cousins and three
other relatives staying with them were also killed in this
week's missile strikes on their house in Diala Bridge district
east of Baghdad. 'We didn't want war. I was scared of this war',
said Abbas. 'Our house was just a poor shed, why did they want
to bomb us?' said the young boy.
With a childhood lost and a future
clouded by disaster and disability, Abbas poured his heart out
as he lay in bed with an improvised wooden cage over his chest
to stop his burned flesh touching the bed covers.
'I wanted to become an army
officer when I grow up, but not anymore. Now I want to
become a doctor, but how can I? I don't have hands', he
His aunt, Jamila Abbas, 53, looked
after him, feeding him, washing him, comforting him with prayers
and repeatedly telling him his parents had gone to heaven. Abbas'
suffering offered one snapshot of the daily horrors afflicting
Iraqi civilians in the devastating US led war on Iraq."
Only a public outcry about his plight in
the Baghdad hospital, overwhelmed by the casualties and under
supplied with drugs and doctors, led to Ali being flown to a
hospital in Kuwait.
An Iraqi nurse, Fatin Sharhah, wrote a
letter to Bush and Blair that said:
"You have all this technology to
bomb us ... but you cannot spare one aircraft for one ?ay to
save a life?" 12
Ah yes, but highlighting the story of
kids like Ali would not support the US and British spin on their
slaughter and so they ignore the suffering until they are forced to
act because the news is out. Then those who caused the suffering are
portrayed as the good guy heroes helping a little child to 'live'.
As doctors and aid agencies stressed, Ali was only one of countless
children who suffered similar consequences and for what?
To allow Illuminati corporations to take
over Iraq and its oil reserves and install themselves as the
controlling force in the Middle East.
"Ali's voice is one among millions
of children's voices we're not hearing", said Kathryn Irwin, a
spokeswoman for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
It is they who suffer and die, so people
like the Bushes, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Powell, Perle, Blair
and the rest can impose the agenda they slavishly serve for a global
While the people suffered from their
unimaginable injuries, the effects of the bombing closed most
hospitals in Iraq and the looting that ensued from the chaos. Those
that were open had few medicines and no electricity or clean water.
UNICEF spokeswoman, Kathryn Irwin said:
"Hospitals are having to deal with
ill children without the drugs they need and without water -how
can you treat someone without clean water?"
I am sure Bush and Blair thought of
nothing else. The International Committee of the Red Cross spokesman
in Baghdad, Roland Huguenin-Benjamin, said an average of 100
civilian casualties a day were being recorded at hospitals in the
Dr Huguenin Benjamin and his
staff were also shocked by the numbers of dead and injured in a
hospital in the town of Hillah:
"That hospital where we had a chance
of travelling with our own surgeon was utterly overwhelmed by
hundreds of civilian casualties brought in, in just over 48
hours", he said, " And there were lots and lots of dead bodies
that were practically dismembered by the violence of the
explosion they had been subjected to."15
Here is some more of the reality behind
the glorious victory that CNN, Fix News and the other mainstream
networks fail to mention:
"Just a few weeks ago, Ayesha, a
young and fragile Iraqi girl, was looking forward to her seventh
birthday this coming May. Those aspirations were quickly snuffed
out by a US bomb that literally sucked away the insides of her
skull, leaving behind the grotesque remains of a shattered
dream. The blood that flowed from her small, frail body onto the
dirt beneath made sure of that.
It was those first images we
witnessed that truly reflected the operation that US President
George W. Bush has dubbed 'freedom'. Yes, Ayesha is free from
further tyranny, and countless other innocent souls have
followed her path towards freedom from Bush; but there are
others today who are being subjected to no less a fate.
"From bombs dropped incessantly on a helpless population, to
civilians strafed by US aircraft, to women and children shredded
to pieces by gunning ground troops, this is not a war. This is
the terrorism that is of the worst kind. For it is purveyed
under the cloak of legitimacy, and in the name of a 'great'
"The moaning of Aisha Ahmed, eight,
fills the hospital's emergency ward. One of hundreds of child
victims in the 15-day-old US-led war in Iraq, she lost one eye
and her face and body are peppered with wounds from what must
have been a storm of shrapnel. 'Mummy! I want my mummy. Where is
my mummy?' Aisha kept muttering.
Yet neither the nurse nor the
neighbor trying to comfort her dared to answer. Her four-year
old brother Mohammad died and her mother and other brother were
in critical condition undergoing surgery for head and chest
injuries. Her father and two sisters were all badly injured and
in another hospital. A neighbor said he saw missiles crash into
Radwaniyeh, a remote area near Baghdad's airport on Wednesday
"To their misfortune, the live in an area that -apart from their
farm -has a presidential palace complex and military positions.
A total of 12 children and six adults were struck. US war
headquarters in Qatar said that a farm at Radwaniyeh doubled as
a military 'command and control facility.' Washington says it
seeks to minimize civilian casualties in its war to oust
President Saddam Hussein.
Aisha was with her cousin and
neighbors playing in the garden during a lull in the fighting
when a missile struck, the neighbor said he."
"Doctor Ahmed Abdel Amir said
children were bound to make up a large number of casualties
because they are such a big proportion of Iraq's 26 million
population. Another child, Mohammad Kazem, seven, lay in the
next bed with serum tubes strapped to him. He was hit by
shrapnel in the stomach when a missile crashed near his home
west of Baghdad. He is so terrified now. He trembles when he
hears explosions. I keep on trying to calm him down. I keep
telling him that nothing will happen to him any more.
'Whenever he hears the thud of
explosions he grabs me. I stay hugging him and patting him until
the bombings stop,' said his mother, Madiha Mohsen AIi, 40. 'He
does not sleep or eat. The only question he keeps asking is:
'Mummy when will this banging stop?' she added. Such scenes have
become part of daily life in Iraq since the US-led war started
with a fierce air attack and a ground invasion on March 20."
"Mohammad al-Jammal, six, was also
screaming from his wounds. He too had been standing outside his
house when a missile struck, killing two people and sending
shrapnel into his stomach, opening it to the intestines. He lay
with his father and mother reading Koranic prayers for him. They
said he would be all right because 'God is looking after him'.
Mothers at the hospital compare notes on their children's
traumas. Many speak of their terrified children crying
relentlessly, trembling when they hear the bombings. They say
their children refuse to eat or sleep."19
"Amid the wreckage I counted 12 dead
civilians, lying in the road or in nearby ditches. All had been
trying to leave this southern town overnight, probably for fear
of being killed by US helicopter attacks and heavy artillery.
Their mistake had been to flee over a bridge that is crucial to
the coalition's supply lines and to run into a group of shell
shocked young American marines with orders to shoot anything
that moved. One man's body was still in flames. It gave out a
hissing sound. Tucked away in his breast pocket, thick wads of
banknotes were turning to ashes. His savings, perhaps.
"Down the road, a little girl, no older than five and dressed in
a pretty orange gold dress, lay dead in a ditch next to the body
of a man who may have been her father. Half his head was
missing. Nearby, in a battered old Bolga, peppered with
ammunition holes, an Iraqi woman -perhaps the girl's mother -was
dead, slumped in the back seat. A US Abrams tank nicknamed
Ghetto Fabulous drove past the bodies. This was not the only
family who had taken what they thought was the last chance for
safety. A father, baby girl and boy lay in a shallow gravel On
the bridge itself a dead Iraqi civilian lay next to the carcass
of a donkey." 20
"An old man cries over the coffin of
his daughter. His wife and younger daughter sit in the dirt
outside the mortuary in shock and abject sadness. It is only an
hour and 20 minutes since Nadia Khalaf died, too early for total
grief to set in. But time enough to know their lives have been
shattered forever. We discovered them during a random visit to
AI Kindhi Hospital in North East Baghdad at 1p.m. The doctors
did not know we were coming -we had an official guide and we
were free to choose which hospital. Nadia was lying on a
stretcher beside the stone mortuary slab. Her heart lay on her
chest, ripped from her body by a missile which smashed through
the bedroom window of the family's flat nearby in Palestine
"Her father Najem Khalaf stood beside her corpse. And I shall
try to write what he and his family said in exactly the order
they said it. I shall try because I hope it will better convey
the bewilderment and horror that broke on one Iraqi household
yesterday. 'A shell came down into the room as she was standing
by the dressing-table,' Najem says. 'My daughter had just
completed her PhD in psychology and was waiting for her first
job. She was born in 1970. She was 33. She was very clever'.
He holds out his dead daughter's
identity card for us to see. His fingers are covered in her
blood. I go to offer my condolence to his other daughter Alia,
who is 35. 'I don't know what humanity Bush is calling for,' she
says in English, 'Is this the humanity which lost my sister?'
... Nadia was joking about going for a shower. Alia told her
she'd probably be away for three hours ... just waiting for some
water. They were laughing. 'I didn't hear any sound', Alia says.
'''Suddenly a shell or bomb or something came through the room.
I fell to the floor. My mouth was full of dust. I was swallowing
dust. Then I looked at her. The missile, something big and
unexploded, had come through her chest and her heart. She was
covered in blood, unconscious. I ran down to the street, daddy
and mummy behind me, screaming for an ambulance. There wasn't
any. A neighbor said he would drive us here to the hospital. We
all knew it was too late. But we hoped, we hoped.'
" ... And so they leave. Three people driven by a neighbor with
their precious daughter strapped to the roof. Our guide says
they will now wash her body, drape it in white and before dusk
lay her in the ground. It has been one of the saddest episodes I
have ever witnessed in my 26 years reporting for this
"Doctors who treated Iraqi victims
of two previous Wars say they are taken aback by the injuries
they have seen. Most suffered massive trauma and fatal wounds,
including head, abdominal 9ind limb injuries from lethal
weapons, they said. 'I've been a doctor for 25 years and this is
the worst I've seen in terms of the number of casualties and
fatal wounds,' said Duleimi, 48, who witnessed the 1980-88
Iran-Iraq War and the 1991 Gulf War.
'This is a disaster because they're
attacking civilians. We are receiving a lot of civilian
casualties', he added. 'This war is more destructive than all
the previous wars. In the previous battles, the weapons seemed
merely disabling; now they're much more lethal,' Dr Sadek AI-Mukhtar
said. 'Before the war I did not regard America as my enemy. Now
I do. There are the military and there are the civilians. War
should be against the military. America is killing civilians.'''
"Donald Rumsfeld says the American
attack on Baghdad is 'as targeted an air campaign as has ever
existed' but he should not try telling that to five-year-old
Doha Suheil. She looked at me yesterday morning, drip feed
attached to her nose, a deep frown over her small face as she
tried vainly to move the left side of her body.
The cruise missile that exploded
close to her home in the Radwaniyeh suburb of Baghdad blasted
shrapnel into her tiny legs -they were bound up with gauze -and,
far more seriously, into her spine. Now she has lost all
movement in her left leg." 23
You could fill a library of such stories
and when they want to bounce the world into a repeat in Iran, Syria
or wherever, perhaps it would be worth asking those supporting
another carnage to read those accounts before they urge the people
to "support the troops" in the latest 'glorious liberation'.
Most did not see or hear such stories
amid the triumphalism of a US president and vice president who both
avoided the draft to Vietnam while supporting conscription for
others. This is the president who said (no, his scriptwriters said)
that when Iraqis look into the faces of American troops, "they see
strength and kindness and goodwill".24
No, they see death, destruction and
occupation of their land and they see a vicious, brainless,
heartless front man in the White House who cares nothing of their
plight. A president who talked about "we" are making progress in the
war when "we" were spending most of the time watching sport on the
White House television as the devastation continued. But when you
come from a family with a truly stupendous record of supporting
fascism, abusing and murdering children, and removing those who get
in your way, the consequences for Iraqi civilians do not enter the
equation (it's a mathematical term, George).
In fact, it's a good laugh to them and
I'm not kidding. If anyone has a problem with that, they should read
some of my other books. To confirm the real mindset behind this war,
I watched Lt General Claudia Kennedy.(ret) on CNN responding
to the American tank attack on the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad that
was home to the international journalists. She said she hoped the
military would not agonize over every such incident (no chance of
that) because winning the war was all that really mattered.
Once there was small arms fire from the
hotel it became a "legitimate military target", she said, even
though it was-full of men, women and children. This is the mentality
that is planning more such conquests.
What was that Rumsfeld told his
"With the liberation of Iraq, you
have transformed the country. But how you did it will transform
how we defend our country in the 21st century."
What does it matter to Bush, Cheney,
Powell, Rumsfeld or Blair that people like 72-year-old Abid Hassan
Hamoodi lost virtually his entire family when a US/UK 'coalition'
(demolition) aircraft 'mistakenly' bombed his home in Basra?
"I lost 10 of my family. I once
lived in that house with six other relatives, now I am alone.
Just before the invasion started much of my family came to stay
in my home, it being made of reinforced concrete and very
strong. There was my doctor son, my daughter -a microbiologist
and her three sons. My other daughter is a medical consultant
and she came with her infants. We all slept in a very safe place
at the back of the house; my bed was just a few meters away from
Several rockets had already fallen
on a club across the road from my home, five days before my
catastrophe. Two days before, the Mukhabarat, the secret police
building, was hit. We escaped without injury, though all our
windows were destroyed. On 5 April at 5.30 am, a plane dropped a
rocket on the main road. We all woke up. Just five minutes after
we had returned to bed, the plane returned and dived very
sharply, firing its rockets. They fell just at the back of the
house where we were.
"The three walls of the room fell on many of my family killing
them instantly. I went to the room and saw them all covered with
the bricks and concrete that had fallen. There were 13 in that
room. I somehow managed to save one of my daughters, together
with her son aged five and her six-month-old infant. Her third
child was killed sleeping beside his grandmother, my wife.
Despite my enormous efforts, I was unable to remove the things
piled up on their bodies. My daughter-in-law went into the
street shouting for help, but it was early and it was completely
deserted. We had to wait for the ambulances to come to remove
them, but they were all dead. I gave the kiss of life to three
as they were removed, but I could not restore their lives ...
" ... While I was busy removing my family and in such great
shock and sorrow, people looted my house. They stole two cases,
one containing all our jewellery and $25,000, the other
containing new clothes I had just brought back from Manchester,
where my two sons live as British citizens. The coalition has
now created an excuse that they were firing on a house adjacent
to mine and that Ali Hassan, known to many as Chemical Ali, was
inside. They attacked us just one day before Basra fell. They
could have caught this man, not tried to kill him. Was it
necessary to kill 20 people in our street for the sake of one
"I have never interfered with Saddam and he has left me alone to
live with my family, bring up my children and educate them. Now
the coalition has killed a family of highly qualified people,
irreplaceable people for Iraq." 25
Anyone who supported the war, or was
indifferent to it, is responsible for all that happened and
continues to happen. I remember being on the 702 radio station in
South Africa talking about the background to the war when a guy
called "Mike" came on.
This was an idiot of unbelievable
"What planet are you on?" was all he
could say, ignoring every opportunity to answer the question:
"What research have you done into these matters?"
He even castigated the presenter for
having me on the program to say such things. When people ask me how
a few can control the world, Moron Mike often gets a mention these
If it wasn't for people like him -and
there are billions of them -none of this would be possible.
Fodder in uniform
(brain optional, but not encouraged)
Many people of the Mike mentality are in the military or "the
cavalry on the new American frontier", as the Project for the New
American Century describes them. They are a mixture of John Wayne
wannabes; psychopaths who can hide their sickness behind the cover
of military legitimacy; those who genuinely think they are serving
their country while serving the Illuminati; and others who are
basically dumb and have to be told what to do.
Take Tyler Aholt, a member of a
Naval construction force called the Seabees, who said this of the
people protesting against the war:
"If they are not backing up those
that are in charge of us, then in the long run, they're not
backing us up."
Take a deep breath and wait for the
"I've considered if some of the
protesters even understand the whole idea of war: without war,
how can you have peace?" 26
As Einstein said: "Only two things
are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. And I am not so sure
about the former." Then there was this guy reported in the UK
"The Iraqis are sick people and we
are the chemotherapy", said Corporal Ryan Dupre. "I am starting
to hate this country. Wait till I get hold of a friggin' Iraqi.
No, I won't get hold of one. I'll just kill him."
Stephen Eagle Funk, a 20-year-old
marine reserve who refused to fight in Iraq, said that many of his
fellow recruits envied him when they thought he was going to be sent
"They would say things like, 'Kill a
raghead for me -I'm so jealous,'" he said.28
Another soldier recorded by the BBC
"We godda get this cargo up front,
the sooner we get [it there], the sooner they can kill some of
these people that need killin', the sooner we can go home."
In the same program came this gem from a
boy soldier taking part in the 'liberation':
"We bomb 'em, you know it's cool to
me because I like explosions and stuff like that, but, like, I
don't get to see the actual explosion, and that's what I want to
see, but I guess when we get closer to Baghdad we'll get to see
more of that."
Hey, Cap'n, I just killed 14 of them
there brown faces and my machine won't give me extended play, sir.
A British soldier was arrested after
staff in a photo-processing store gave photographs to the police
that indicate British troops tortured and sexually abused Iraqi
prisoners of war. One shows a man stripped to the waist while
suspended from a rope attached to a forklift truck. A soldier
driving the truck is apparently laughing at his plight. Others
appear to show an Iraqi man forced to perform oral sex on a white
soldier; two others forced to have anal sex; and two naked Iraqis
cowering on the ground.
Officers from the Special Investigation
Branch of the Royal Military Police arrested Gary Bartlam, a
private in the First Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
He was on leave from the regiment stationed in Iraq's second city
Basra and the port of Umm Qasr. The British army is as brutal as any
of them. Then there were the schoolboy slogans the juveniles would
write on their tanks and missiles.
The brilliant writer, Arundhati Roy,
said in the UK Guardian:
"On the steel torsos of their
missiles, adolescent American soldiers scrawl colourful messages
in childish handwriting: For Saddam, from the Fat Boy Posse. A
building goes down. A marketplace. A home. A girl who loves a
boy. A child who only ever wanted to play with his older
brother's marbles." 31
This is the sort of mentality, if you
can call it that, which is fighting these wars of 'liberation'.
Peter Arnett, the veteran war reporter sacked by NBC during the
Iraqi invasion, told in the UK Daily Mirror of his experiences with
He said that the United States was
bringing enormous firepower to bear to grind down the Iraqis and he
had seen it all before:
"During the Tet Offensive in
Vietnam, I entered a US-held town which had been totally
destroyed. The Viet Cong had taken over and were threatening the
commander's building so he called down an artillery strike which
killed many of his own men. The Major with us asked: 'How could
this happen?' A soldier replied: 'Sir, we had to destroy the
town to save it'." 32
There were others in Iraq, however, that
did allow the reality of war to register, including this soldier
quoted by the Sunday Times: "Did you see all that?" he asked, his
eyes filled with tears.
"Did you see that little baby girl?
I carried her body and buried it as best I could but I had no
time. It really gets to me to see children being killed like
this, but we had no choice." 33
An understandable reaction, but of
course he did have a choice. He had a choice not to be there.
Sergeant Ray Simon of the US 3rd Infantry Division put it very well
when he said: "We get up in the morning, go and kill people, stop
for a lunch break, then kill some more, before going to sleep. This
thing is getting ridiculous." 34
There are decent, caring people in the military who do believe they
are helping people. But these genuine soldiers are being duped.
Thousands of civilians were killed by US
and British forces and hundreds of thousands injured -people like
20-year-old Akeel Kadhim, a student whose left leg was
"I was shot by the Americans", he
said, "I was running to another wounded person, trying to save
him ... We are innocent. We were not fighting. We were not
resisting. I tried to save an innocent person. Why did they
shoot me?" 35
Can a 'smart' bomb be used by an idiot?
Once again the public were manipulated into believing in the
invincibility of the 'smart' bombs that only hit their intended
targets and arrogant military spokesmen like Brigadier General Vince
Brooks, Deputy Commander at Central Command, would give journalists
a daily dose of this conditioning with videos of their accuracy.
Meanwhile 'smart' bombs aimed for Iraqi
towns and cities were landing in Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey.
Whenever they landed their lethal cargo
in civilian areas or the US military shot civilians, Mr. Brooks and
company became much less talkative and they would immediately muddy
the waters by saying,
"We don't know exactly what
happened, we are investigating".
The idea is to hope that no one asks
again. The cynicism reached new lows when a US missile landed in a
Baghdad market killing more than 60 in the Baghdad district of
Shu'ale and people like Rumsfeld and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman,
General Richard Myers, sought to blame it on the Iraqis. It could
have been Iraqi anti-aircraft fire, they said, when there was none
by this time in the conflict.
UK Independent journalist, Robert
Fisk, found a fragment of the missile with its code number and
The Guardian newspaper reported:
" ... It has emerged -as a result of
detective work on the Internet by a Guardian reader -that the
explosion in a Baghdad market which killed more than 60 people
last Friday was indeed caused by a cruise missile and not an
Iraqi anti-aircraft rocket as the US has suggested. A metal
fragment found at the scene by British journalist Robert Fisk
carried various markings, including 'MFR 96214 09'. This, our
reader pointed out in an email, is a manufacturer's
identification number known as a 'cage code'.
"Cage codes can be looked up on the internet (www.gidm.dlis.dla.mil).
and keying in the number 96214 traces the fragment back to a
plant in McKinney, Texas, owned by the Raytheon Company.
Raytheon, whose headquarters are in Lexington, Massachusetts,
aspires 'to be the most admired defense and aerospace systems
supplier through world-class people and technology', according
to its website (www.raytheon.com). It makes a vast array of
military equipment, including the AGM129 cruise missile which is
launched from B-52 bombers." 36
Lewis Libby, Dick Cheney's chief
of staff, has shares in Raytheon Corp, which was selected with
Kellogg Brown and Root to destroy 'weapons of mass destruction' in
Many defense analysts have agreed that
what happened at the Shu'ale market was almost certainly due to a
Harm, which carries a warhead designed to explode into thousands of
aluminium fragments, hence the injuries inflicted. In a similar
incident, 21 Iraqi civilians were killed by a US/British missile
unleashed by the forces of tyranny.
A Red Crescent maternity hospital was
bombed and in al-Janabiy, in the southeast of Baghdad, photographer
Patrick Baz, a veteran of the conflict in Beirut in the
1980s, found a farm pulverized by missiles with at least 20 dead
inside, including 11 children.38
Members of the US 3rd infantry division shot dead seven women and
children travelling in their car at a checkpoint set up by the
occupying force. A Washington Post reporter at the scene said ten
were killed, including five children who appeared to be younger than
five years old.39 The report
described the vehicle as a four-wheel-drive Toyota crammed with the
Iraqis' personal belongings.
The military spokesman lied as always,
saying -the car did not respond to warning shots, but the Washington
Post reporter said that Captain Ronny Johnson shouted at his troops:
"You just fucking killed a family
because you didn't fire a warning shot soon enough!"
"We do all we can to protect civilians"
The indiscriminate killings of civilians were a constant feature of
the invasion and these have continued since the occupation began.
When US troops exploded an arms dump close to a civilian area at Hai
al-Muallimin on April 26th 2003 killing 12 people, they said it had
been targeted by Iraqis. This was despite the fact that the US
forces had been exploding Iraqi arms dumps all over the country and
the people in the area had already asked them to move the one in
question because any explosion threatened civilians.
Sabi Hassoun, a 70-year-old
great-grandfather lost six members of his family -a son, three
grandsons and two of their wives, the BBC reported, and near him a
little boy was crying inconsolably. He lost both his parents in the
disaster.41 At least 13
civilians were killed and scores injured when US troops opened fire
on a demonstration in the town of Falluja, 35 miles from Baghdad.
The protestors were demanding that the
military leave the local school to allow the children to return to
their lessons. The US military, as always, said they had been fired
on, but witnesses said only stones were thrown. Most of the dead and
injured were young people and the next day two more were shot dead
byUS bullets during a protest against the first killings. In another
incident, troops opened fire on a crowd opposing the appointment of
a new pro-American (of course) governor in the northern city of
Ten died and around a hundred were
injured. Hundreds more Iraqis have been killed by US troops since
the 'major' war officially ended and the fodder troops have also
continued to be killed almost by the day at the time of writing.
Civilians were not only hit, they were on many occasions targeted,
as they always are.
A Belgian news photographer, Laurent
Van der Stockt, working for the Gamma agency and under contract
for the New York Times Magazine, followed the advance of US
Marines (3rd battalion, 4th regiment) for three weeks, up to the
taking of Baghdad on April 9th.
Van der Stockt has worked in many war
zones, including the first Gulf War, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan,
Chechnya, Africa and the Occupied Territories. He told the Le Monde
newspaper in France of his experiences with the same troops that
would topple the Saddam statue in front of the world media.
Van der Stockt said he saw
American troops taking every opportunity to tear down portraits of
"They were doing this right in front
of the local inhabitants, whose elation quickly vanished", he
said. "The soldiers obviously didn't imagine that it was up to
the Iraqis to be doing this or that it was humiliating for
them." 42 He told Le
"During the first few days, with colleagues from the New York
Times and Newsweek, I tried to follow the convoys in a SUV by
playing hide-and-seek. We were spending a lot of time then with
the 1,500 Marines of the 3/4, commanded by Colonel Bryan P.
McCoy ... their motto is 'Search and Kill'. The 'Kilo' unit is
nicknamed 'Killer Kilo'. The words 'Carnivore' or 'Blind Killer'
are painted on their tankls. McCoy could snap with a 'shame on
you', a smile flashing across his face to the sniper who had
just finished telling him: 'I've got eight, sjr, but only five'.
Literally meaning: I've shot eight, but only five of them are
Van der Stockt said he had never seen a
war with so few 'returns'. The Iraqi army was like a ghost, it
barely existed, he said. Over the three weeks, he only saw the
Iraqi' army' fire a few short-range rockets and a few shots. He saw
deserted trenches, a dead Iraqi soldier lying next to a piece of
bread and some old equipment.
There was nothing that really made him
feel that there was a real confrontation going on, nothing
comparable to the "massiveness of the means at the Americans'
disposal". On April 6th, he and the Marines were at the outskirts of
Baghdad, facing a strategic bridge the Americans called "the Baghdad
Residential areas were now much greater
in number, but American snipers were ordered to kill anything coming
in their direction. That night a teenager who was crossing the
bridge was killed.
Van der Stockt described to Le
Monde what followed:
"On the morning of April 7, the
Marines decided to cross the bridge. A shell fell onto an
armored personnel carrier. Two marines were killed. The crossing
took on a tragic aspect. The soldiers were stressed, febrile.
They were shouting. The risk didn't appear to be that great, so
I followed their advance. They were howling, shouting orders and
positions to each other. It sounded like something in-between a
phantasm, mythology and conditioning. The operation was
transformed into crossing the bridge over the River Kwai.
"Later, there was some open terrain. The Marines were advancing
and taking up position, hiding behind mounds of earth. They were
still really tense. A small blue van was moving towards the
convoy. Three not-very-accurate warning shots were fired. The
shots were supposed to make the van stop. The van kept on
driving, made a U-turn. took shelter and then returned slowly.
The Marines opened fire. All hell broke loose. They were firing
all over the place. You could hear 'Stop firing' being shouted.
The silence that set in was overwhelming. Two men and a woman
had just been riddled with bullets. So this was the enemy, the
"A second vehicle drove up. The same scenario was repeated. Its
passengers were killed on the spot. A grandfather was walking
slowly with a cane on the sidewalk. They killed him too. As with
the old man, the Marines fired on a SUV driving along the river
bank that was getting too close to them. Riddled with bullets,
the vehicle rolled over. Two women and a child got out,
miraculously still alive. They sought refuge in the wreckage. A
few seconds later, it flew into bits as a tank lobbed a terse
shot into it.
"Marines are conditioned to reach their target at any cost, by
staying alive and facing any type of enemy. They abusively make
use of disproportionate firepower. These hardened troops,
followed by tons of equipment, supported by extraordinary
artillery power, protected by fighter jets and cutting-edge
helicopters, were shooting on local inhabitants who understood
absolutely nothing of what was going on. With my own eyes I saw
about fifteen civilians killed in two days. I've gone through
enough wars to know that it's always dirty, that civilians are
always the first victims. But the way it was happening here, it
was insane." 44
Van der Stockt said that at the
"roughest moment", the most humane of the troops was a guy called
Doug who gave real warning shots, aiming for tyres or the engine,
and saving at least ten lives in two hours, according to the
Distraught soldiers were saying:
"I ain't prepared for this; I didn't
come here to shoot civilians."
Van der Stockt continued:
"I drove away a girl who had had her
humerus pierced by a bullet. Enrico was holding her in his arms.
In the rear, the girl's father was protecting his young son,
wounded in the torso a1d losing consciousness. The man spoke in
gestures to the doctor at the back of the lines, pleading: 'I
don't understand, I was walking and holding my children's hands.
Why didn't you shoot in the air? Or at least shoot me?'
In Baghdad, McCoy sped up the march.
He stopped taking the time to search houses one-by-one. He
wanted to get to Paradise Place as soon as possible [the
location of the Saddam statue and the long-planned photo
opportunity captured by the media]. The Marines were not firing
on the thickening population. The course ended with Saddam's
statue being toppled. There were more journalists at the scene
than Baghdadis. Its five million inhabitants stayed at home."
Robert Fisk described this
cold-blooded murder by an American military sniper e UK Independent:
"An American Marine sniper sitting
atop the palace gate wounded three civilians, including a little
girl, in a car that failed to halt -then shot and killed a man
who had walked on to his balcony to discover the source of the
firing. Within minutes, the sniper also shot dead the driver of
another car and wounded two more passengers in that vehicle,
including a young woman. A crew from Channel 4 Television was
present when the killings took place."
But most of the time in this high-tech
warfare the killers never even see their victims. MSNBC
correspondent Ashleigh Banfield said the tanks and the
vehicles used in the front lines are so high tech that an artillery
engineer can pinpoint a target on a screen and destroy it without
ever seeing a warm body.
"Some of the soldiers, according to
our [embedded reporters], had never seen a dead body throughout
the entire three-week campaign", she said, "It was like Game
Toys for the boys
The psychopathic, juvenile and dumb have in their hands the most
destructive firepower in known human history. The latest little gem
is the Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb or Moab, the
'Mother of all Bombs'. The use of the name, Moab, would never be a
coincidence to the symbolism-obsessed Illuminati.
Moab is a name familiar to
readers of the Old Testament as in the Plains of Moab, near
Jericho (Numbers 22:1, 26:63, Joshua 13:32), where the Israelites
are claimed to have made their last encampment before they entered
the Promised Land after their alleged journey through the
The Bible says that the character called
Moses died in Moab. The location also has associations with
The bomb of the same name is the most
powerful non-nuclear weapon on the planet. The Moab detonates
21,000lb of explosives above the ground and is guided by the
satellite linked global positioning system. It can trigger
temperatures of up to 538°C (1,000°F) and has an awesome destructive
power. I wonder if this just might qualify as a 'weapon of mass
destruction? Imagine that dropping on a civilian area or anywhere.
Wade Frazier's excellent study of
the Gulf 'War' reveals the background to another weapon used against
the Iraqi people:
"The [fuel-air] bomb works thus:
there are two detonations; the first spreads a fine mist of fuel
into the air, turning the area [about the size of a football
field] into an explosive mix of vast proportion; then a second
detonation ignites the mixture, causing an awesome explosion.
The explosion is about the most powerful 'conventional'
explosion we know of.’’
"At a pressure shock of up to 200 pounds per square inch (PSI),
people in its detonation zone are often killed by the sheer
compression of the air around them. Human beings can typically
withstand up to about a 40-PSI shock. The bomb sucks oxygen out
of the air, and can apparently even suck the lungs out through
the mouths of people unfortunate enough to be in the detonation
zone. Our military used it on helpless people [in the 1991 Gulf
Figure 16: Would a hungry child spot the
The 'food' parcels and cluster bomblets
were both dropped by US forces and both were the same color yellow.
How sick can you get?
Figure 17: What cluster bombs do: this is only one of tens of
thousands of victims
mutilated by US cluster bombs in South
The US and UK dropped these same weapons
on civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Still support the troops.
These weapons were used in Afghanistan
and the two wars on Iraq. On one end of this process is a 'hero' in
a uniform pressing a button and on the other are men, women and
children exploding into pieces. The Iraqi population were subjected
to a lovely piece of hardware called a 'Big Blue', which produces a
shock wave only eclipsed by nuclear weapons.
Wade Frazier points out that the
power of the shock wave can turn a body into a hamburger. Also
deployed were the 'bouncing bombs' that are designed to 'bounce' to
waist height before exploding and ensure a better chance of hitting
people. There is the 'Beehive' bomb that explodes 8,800 pieces of
razor-edged shrapnel in all directions, tearing people apart. The US
and British heroes and liberators bombarded Iraq, as they did
Afghanistan, with lethal cluster bombs that cause horrendous
civilian death and suffering.
Cluster bombs can be delivered by
aircraft, artillery or missile. Each one releases dozens, often
hundreds of smaller 'bomb lets' or 'grenades'. In turn, each of
these contains hundreds of metal fragments. Just one of these
fragments can rupture the spleen or cause the intestines to explode.49
These weapons are particularly
indiscriminate and if you are there when they fall, that's just too
bad. So many of these bomb lets fail to explode initially that their
use peppers the landscape with landmines waiting to go off when any
unknowing child touches them. In Afghanistan the sick minds at the
Pentagon dropped "food parcels" that were almost identical in color
and design as the cluster bomblets (Figure 16).
In Laos, where there are still an
estimated 10 million (or more) unexploded American cluster bombs,
people are still being killed almost every day from these weapons
dropped 30 years ago (Figure 17).50
During the 1991 Gulf War more than 30 million cluster bomblets were
dropped on Kuwait and Iraq. Unexploded bombs later killed 1,600
civilians and injured another 2,500.
A study by the Red Cross revealed that
children in Kosovo are five times more likely to be killed or
injured by a NATO-dropped unexploded cluster bomb than by a Serbian
landmine. Today in Afghanistan the killing also still continues, as
it does in Iraq. Reports in August 2003 suggested that a thousand
Iraqi children had already died this way.
More than 50 international
organizations, including the International Committee of the Red
Cross, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the
International Committee to Ban Landmines have called for a
moratorium on cluster bomb use, but the US and Britain go on using
When you think that all these weapons
and more were deployed against Iraq, is it any wonder that people
suffered such grotesque injuries from this scale of savagery?
Cluster bombing Babylon
The outstanding British journalist (yes, a real one), Robert Fisk,
detailed in the UK independent the consequences for Iraqis from the
cluster bombs used by the US and/ or British forces in the slaughter
of 2003. Reporting from villages around the city once known as
Babylon (how appropriate), he said that the wards of the Hillah
teaching hospital contained the proof that "something
illegal-something quite outside the Geneva Conventions" had
occurred: the use of cluster bombs.
He described the wailing children, the
young women with breast and leg wounds, the ten patients upon whom
doctors had to perform brain surgery to remove metal from their
heads. They talked of the days and nights when the explosives fell
"like grapes" from the sky. Were they American or British aircraft
that showered these villages with one of the most lethal weapons of
modern warfare? Fisk wanted to know.
The 61 dead who had passed through the
Hillah hospital could not say, he wrote, and nor could the survivors
who, in many cases, were,
"sitting in their homes when the
white canisters opened high above their village, spilling
thousands of bomb lets into the sky, exploding in the air,
soaring through windows and doorways to burst indoors or
bouncing off the roofs of the concrete huts to blow up later in
the roadways ... Some died at once, mostly women and children,
some of whose blackened, decomposing remains lay in the tiny
charnel house mortuary at the back of the Hillah hospital."
The hospital treated 200 wounded,
besides the 61 dead, and many others were believed to have died who
were not brought to the hospital. Doctors said about 80 per cent of
the victims were civilians.
Robert Fisk wrote:
"Heartbreaking is the only word to
describe 10-year-old Maryam Nasr and her five-year old sister
Hoda. Maryam has a patch over her right eye, where a piece of
bomblet embedded itself, and wounds to the stomach and thighs. I
didn't realize that Hoda, standing by her sister's bed, was
wounded until her mother carefully lifted the little girl's
scarf and long hair to show a deep puncture in the right side of
her head, just above her ear, congealed blood sticking to her
hair but the wound still gently bleeding.
"Their mother described how she had been inside her home and
heard an explosion and found her daughters in a pool of blood
near the door. The little girls alternately smiled and hid when
I took their pictures. In other wards, the hideously wounded
would try to laugh, to show their bravery. It was a humbling
Fisk described the mortuary as "a
butcher's shop of chopped-up corpses" and there was a graphic
account of the cluster-bomb carnage in the Asian Times.54 It quoted
Roland Huguenin-Benjamin, a spokesman for the International
Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Iraq, describing the scene in
Hillah as "a horror, dozens of severed bodies and scattered limbs".
Journalists found "babies cut in half,
amputated limbs, kids with their faces a web of deep cuts caused by
American shellfire and cluster bombs". Nobody in the West saw these
images on their television screens because they were censored and
milder versions distributed.
The Asia Times report said that an Arab
cameramen told how he saw two trucks full of bodies -mostly
children, and women in flowered dresses -parked outside the Hillah
If you miss the first time - get 'em
The mass bombing made enormous additions to the depleted uranium
left by the conflict of 1991 that has sent the rates of leukemia,
other cancers, and deformed babies soaring. The British Ministry of
Defense confirmed that troops returning from the Gulf were offered
tests to assess the levels of depleted uranium in their bodies and
establish if they were in danger of suffering kidney damage and lung
Professor Brian Spratt FRS, chairman of
the Royal Society working group on depleted uranium, said:
"It is highly unsatisfactory to
deploy a large amount of a material that is weakly radioactive
and chemically toxic without knowing how much soldiers and
civilians have been exposed to it."
He said civilians in Iraq should be
protected by checking milk and water samples for depleted uranium
over a prolonged period and that soldiers might suffer kidney damage
and increased risk of lung cancer if they breathed in substantial
amounts. But, of course, we know the effect of this poison with the
consequences for the Iraqi people since 1991.
Within three years of the conflict
cancer in Iraq had increased 700% and thousands f troops are
suffering from Gulf War Syndrome, which the authorities spent so
long trying to dismiss. Despite the clear correlation between health
effects and depleted uranium, the UK 'Defense' Secretary Geoff
Hoon told the House of Commons in 2003 that there was "not the
slightest scientific evidence" to suggest that depleted uranium left
a poisonous residue.57
This is breathtaking, inhumane,
mendacious claptrap, as Hoon must know. He, like Tony Blair,
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and Home Secretary David
Blunkett, are, in my view, beyond words. They are an insult to
the principles on which their Labour Party was created and has
long-since discarded to serve the Illuminati agenda.
Professor Doug Rokke is a former
US army colonel and director of the Pentagon's depleted uranium
project. He says that the military cannot just contaminate any other
nation, cause harm its· people and environment and then ignore the
consequences of what they have done. He called on the US and UK to
"recognize the immoral consequences of their actions and assume
responsibility for medical care and thorough environmental
But they won't because they don't care
about the consequences for troops or civilians, only that the
outcome suits their plans.
The UN Environment Program found that
the depleted uranium used by the US and UK in the Balkans had
reached the water table and seven years after the conflict it
recommended the decontamination of buildings to protect the civilian
population against cancer. But there's no evidence is there, Mr
Depleted uranium is standard in a
number of anti-tank weapons and is also contained in bullets, shells
and bombs. The so-called bunker busters used in Baghdad contain
seven tonnes of depleted uranium alone and one of these was used in
the "attempt to kill Saddam Hussein" when a restaurant was targeted.
This alone would have contaminated a large civilian area with
depleted uranium and that is just one bomb.
Experts suggest that between 1,000 and
2,000 tonnes of depleted uranium were used by the coalition in the
three week conflict compared with 340 tonnes in 1991-and look at the
consequences of that.60 Saul
Bloom is executive director of Arc Ecology, a San Francisco-based
nonprofit organization that has helped foreign governments analyze
the environmental impacts of US military bases.
He says of the uranium pollution:
"Post-war environmental deaths may
exceed direct civilian casualties."
Thus we can observe both the
consequences for the Iraqi people of being 'liberated' and the
almost unimaginable sickness of the soul it takes to plan such
suffering simply to increase your own power. Yet these are the minds
that control our world. For how much longer are we going to let
Medal if you kill, jail of you don't
Events may appear to be topsy-turvy and Alice in Wonderland, but
that's only if you are looking for logical explanations based on the
world the people are conditioned to believe in. The common theme
that finds the logical in the apparently inexplicable is a simple
question: is it good for the agenda?
For example, it does not appear logical
or consistent to arm Saddam Hussein with chemical and biological
weapons and then for the same people to use his alleged possession
of such weapons to invade his country. But it suited the agenda both
to arm Iraq before the Gulf War in 1991 and then to invade in 2003
using the US-supplied 'weapons of mass destruction' as the excuse.
To the manipulators there is nothing
contradictory in that at all. It is simply the way the game is
played. If you kill people while wearing a uniform they give you a
medal and if you do the same in jeans and a T-shirt they give you a
life sentence. Soldiers are called "heroes" for killing civilians
and jailed if they refuse to do so. This, again, is perfectly
logical because the Illuminati want their troops to kill people.
They don't want their fodder in uniform
using their own minds and conscience and refusing to be involved in
murder. Two British soldiers faced up to two years in prison for
refusing to fight in Iraq because they would not take part in a
conflict in which civilians would be killed. The two men, thought to
be a private and an air technician with the 16 Air Assault Brigade,
were sent back to their barracks and a third was preparing for a
court martial after he would not travel to Iraq.
Stephen Eagle Funk, a 20-year-old US
marine reserve, also refused to be sent to Iraq to take part in a
war he believed was "immoral because of the deception involved by
He said he would rather take the
punishment now than live with what he would have to do in Iraq for
the rest of his life:
"I would be going in knowing that it
was wrong and that would be hypocritical."
He faced a possible court martial and
time in a military prison for his action. But he is a true military
As Mark Twain said:
"It is curious that physical courage
should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare."
Like increasing numbers of young
soldiers, Funk only joined the military to have his college fees
paid and because,
"the ads make the armed forces look
so cool-'call this number and we'll send you a free pair of
boxer shorts'. A lot of kids had no idea what was involved", he
He was soon to find out:
"Every day in combat training you
had to yell out 'Kill! Kill!' and we would get into trouble if
you didn't shout it out, so often I would just mouth it so I
didn't get into trouble."65
He said that recruits were encouraged to
hurt each other in hand-to-hand combat training.
"I couldn't do that so they would
pair me up with someone who was very violent or aggressive."66
When the instructor told him he had an
attitude problem he could not keep quiet any longer:
"I was a little pissed off and I
said, 'I think killing people is wrong.' That was the
crystallizing moment because I had never said it out loud
before. It was such a relief. It's a lot easier if you just give
in and don't question authority." 67
He said he had spoken out to warn other
young people about the manipulations of the military:
"War is about destruction and
violence and death. It is young men fighting old men's wars. It
is not the answer; it just ravages the land of the battleground.
I know it's wrong but other people in the military have been
programmed to think it is OK. All they [the military] want is
numbers. What I'm doing is really trying to educate people to
weigh their options -there are so many more ways to get money
for school." 68
Albert Einstein put it so well:
"The pioneers of a warless world are
the youth who refuse military service."
Pawns in uniform, oops, sorry, "our
The irony is that the troops who bombard these countries with their
lethal weaponry causing such death and destruction are thernse1v~s
considered to be expendable fodder by the Illuminati. The war
criminal, Henry Kissinger, a major Illuminati front man for more
than 40 years, said: "Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be
used as pawns for foreign policy."69
They are portrayed as heroes when they
go to war and they are hailed as even greater heroes if they die for
the Illuminati, or "the cause of freedom and liberation". But once
they are dead, or if they are maimed for life or develop war-related
disease like Gulf War Syndrome, they will be ignored and cast aside,
even publicly condemned.
My father served with the Army Medical
Corps in the Second World War and he told me from an early age about
the reality of war. He told me how young kids, still in their teens,
would be brought back from battle with horrendous injuries screaming
for their mothers thousands of miles away. He recalled how they
would add ballast inside the coffins to cover the fact that there
was so little left of the person inside.
He also told me how military doctors
would bend the rules to get people enlisted into the military at
wartime when they had medical problems that should have prevented
this. Then, when they returned injured in mind or body, the same
doctors would follow the rules to the letter to stop legitimate
compensation. I wrote a poem about this that you will find in
Typical of this attitude was the
experience of Lianne Seymour, a mother of a young child,
whose husband, Ian, died in a helicopter crash in Iraq. Soon after
his death she received a letter from the British Ministry of 'Defence'
saying that she would have to vacate her military home and repay
nine days of his salary that had been paid since his death. When the
story broke in the newspapers the Blair gang did what they always do
when the truth is out. They lied and blamed it all on the man at the
ministry who sent the letter.
They described it as a "mistake" and
said it was not policy to do this. It turns out that this is exactly
what the policy is. I don't know why she should be made to suffer
further, but Lianne Seymour was invited to meet Defense Secretary,
Geoff Hoon, as he sought to offset the bad publicity. He said
she would not have to repay the nine days pay or move out of the
She said of the meeting:
"It's completely disappointing. I
think his words were that I'm not going to live in luxury but at
least I'm not going to be poor, which I just think is terrible."
The men who sent her husband to war
while never seeing a bullet fired themselves, will of course,
continue to live in luxury. Some 200,000 soldiers who took part in
the Gulf War of 1991 complained of pain, sickness, skin problems,
loss of memory and concentration -the symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome.
The average payment in compensation for the loss of their long-term
health is, according to campaigner Joyce Riley, about $98 a
Some 60,000 have had compensation claims
rejected by the Pentagon. Riley said the pathetic payment "basically
washes the DOD's hands; they can say 'look, we are compensating"'.72
Major General Smedley Butler was
twice awarded the Medal of Honor, while serving for more than 30
years in the United States Marine Corps. He encapsulated the real
nature of war and the military in a speech in July 1933 in which he
said that war is just a racket conducted by the very few at the
expense of masses and that only a small group on the inside knows
what it is really all about.
He went on:
"Like all the members of the
military profession, I never had a thought of my own until I
left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended
animation while I obeyed the orders of higher-ups. This is
typical with everyone in the military service. I helped make
Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in
I helped make Haiti and Cuba a
decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues
in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American,
republics for the benefits of Wall Street. I helped purify
Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers
in 19091912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for
American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it
that Standard Oil went its way unmolested."
Nothing changes. The Project for the New
American Century document says that the US must "fight and
decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars" as a "core
mission". Put another way, large numbers of US troops are going to
be killed and horrifically injured to give these crackpots their
Donald Rumsfeld told the troops
involved in the Iraq slaughter:
"With the liberation of Iraq, you
have transformed the country, but how you did it will transform
how we defend our country in the 21st century." Yep, he really
What he means is the policy of "first
strike defense" (attack) will be used to invade the neo-Nazi
shopping list of target countries and a lot of troops are going to
die and be maimed for life. All the troops cheered when he said that
and treated Rumsfeld like some sort of god. It's the same whenever
President Village Idiot reads his spinner-prepared speeches to the
pawns in uniform. They cheer the 'leaders' who see the troops as
nothing more than cattle to be used as necessary. It is so pathetic
When Bush talked to troops about their
colleagues who died in Iraq, he said:
"No one who falls will be forgotten
by this grateful nation. We honor their service to America and
we pray their families will receive God's comfort and God's
Those words were delivered by a
practicing Satanist who knows that the troops are only there to be
used and abused as required by the agenda he serves. It's just
another script for the movie. The true scale of military casualties
and the nature of their injuries are suppressed for the same reason
as civilian casualties are not emphasized. It's bad for the movie
version of war and the reasons behind it.
An American neurosurgeon, Gene Bolles,
told his local newspaper in Boulder, Colorado, how the daily "White
House press briefings and fuzzy real-time TV reports fall far short
of conveying the brutality of war".74
Bolles treated military casualties at the Landstuhl Regional Medical
Center in Germany, where he has been chief of neurosurgery for 16
"It really is disgustingly sanitized
on television ... we have had a number of really horrific
injuries now from the war. They have lost arms, legs, hands;
they have been burned; they have had significant brain injuries
and peripheral nerve damage. These are young kids that are going
to be, in some regards, changed for life. I don't feel that
people realize that ... these are young children; 18, 19, 20
with arms and legs blown off. That is the reality."
A message to "our troops"
British Prime Minister Tony Blair had such contempt for the
families of two dead soldiers that he said at a news conference with
George Bush that they had been executed by the Iraqis. This
was based, as usual with Blair, on no evidence whatsoever, but it
suited the moment to indicate that this had happened.
The families were devastated because the
military had told them the men had been killed in action and Blair
was forced to make a public apology for the grief his spinning had
"Support our troops", they tell us
while they "exploit our troops", even after they are dead.
For goodness sake, get out of the forces
before you are the next victim of these insane criminals. You are
not liberating anyone; you are helping to complete the global
fascist state that you and your children will have to live in. Many
former soldiers in the US and British armies have contacted me over
the years to say they now realize how they have been used and there
are multimillions in the military today who have no earthly clue why
they are killing people.
One teenage American soldier in Iraq
called "Private AJ" told a CNN reporter:
"I want to get in there and get my
nose dirty, I want to take revenge for 9/11."
The reporter pointed out there was no
evidence to link the Iraqi government with September 11th Private AJ
pushed his tongue out to the end of his chin and replied:
"Yeah, well that stuff's way over my
According to a New York Times/CBS News
survey, 42 per cent of the American public also believed that Sad
dam Hussein was directly responsible for the September 11 attacks on
the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. An ABC News poll said that
55 per cent of Americans believed that Saddam Hussein directly
The graphic descriptions in this chapter
don't even begin to portray the true magnitude of the horror those
people suffered and, for the ones who survived, continue to suffer.
If people don't understand what 'war' really means behind the flag
waving and victory parades they will go on supporting the sick minds
that are planning to repeat the experience in country after country
across the world. This is no time for mincing words and playing
We need to look this in the face and
deal with it. Those in uniform, "our troops", who kill people to
order-"three Iraqi's to go, please, heavy on the ammo" -are not
"heroes". They are paid assassins guilty of mass murder.
And it's time someone said it.
1 "The Rape of Iraq" by Dr Susan
3 "The ugly truth of America's Camp
Cropper, a story to shame us all", by Robert Fisk, UK
Independent, July 22nd 2003, http://news.independent.co.uk/world/fisk/
4 "Why I Quit the Sun", The
Guardian, March 31st 2003
7 "MSNBC's Banfield Slams War
Coverage", April 29th 2003; her full lecture can be seen at
11 "Screams and Cries Echo in
Hospitals", by Samia Nakhoul, Reuters, April 7th 2003
12 BBC News Online, April 14th,
13 Ibid, April 15th 2003,
14 ABC News Online, April 3rd 2003,
16 Arab News,
17 "In Iraqi Hospitals, Child War
Casualties Mount", by Samia Nakhoul, Reuters, April 3rd 2003
20 "US Marines Turn Fire On
Civilians At 'The Bridge Of Death''', by Mark Franchetti, Sunday
Times, March 30th 2003
21 "The Saddest Story of All", by
Anton Antonowicz, Daily Mirror, April 5th 2003
22 "Screams and Cries Echo in
Hospitals", by Samia Nakhoul, Reuters, April 7th 2003
23 "This is the reality of war. We
bomb, They suffer. Veteran war reporter Robert Fisk tours tfie
Baghdad hospital to see the wounded after a devastating night of
air strikes", Independent, March 23rd 2003
24 "So He Thinks It's All Over", by
Robert Fisk, Independent, May 5th 2003
25 BBC New Online. April 16th 2003
26 "Antiwar Protesters in a PR Fix.
As Battle Images Flow Home, US Public Rallies for G.l.s", by Kim
Campbell, Christian Science Monitor, April 2nd 2003
27 UK Sunday Times, March 30th 2003
28 "Marine who said no to killing on
his conscience". The Guardian, April 1st 2003
29 Correspondent, BBC2. May 18th
31 Arundhati Roy, The Guardian,
April 2nd 2003
32 "This War is Not Working", by
Peter Arnett, Daily Mirror, April 1st 2003
33 UK Sunday Times. March 30th 2003
34 Vancouver Province. April 2nd
35 "Iraqis Say Lynch Raid Found No
Resistance", Washington Post, April 15th 2003
36 The Guardian, London, Apl'illst
37 "Carving Up The New Iraq", by
Neil Mackay. Sunday Herald. Scotland,
38 "Cluster Bombs Liberate Iraqi
Children". by Pepe Escobar. The Asia Times (Hong Kong), April
39 "Women and Children Gunned Down,
US Troops Kill Seven Civilians in Checkpoint Incident",
Associated Press, March 31st 2003
41 BBG News Online. April 28th 2003
42 "Embedded Photographer -., Saw
Marines Kill Civilians· ... by Michel Guerrin for Le Monde,
translated for GounterPunch by Norman Madarasz. April 16th 2003.
Appeared in Le Monde on April 12th. Article can be found at
46 Independent. April 11th 2003. The
article can be read at
47 "MSNBC's Banfield Slams War
Coverage". April 29th 2003: her full lecture can be seen at
http://www.alternet.orgjprint.html?Storyl D=15 778
48 Wade Frazier's articles can be
found at http://horne1.gte.net/resOk62m/ir'lq.htm
52 The Independent. April 2nd 2003
54 "Cluster Bombs Liberate Iraqi
Children". by Pepe Escobar. The Asia Times (Hong Kong), Apri 3rd
55 "Gulf troops face tests
for-cancer". The Guardian. April 25th 2003
58 The Guardian. April 17th 2003
59 "Gulf troops face tests for
cancer". The Guardian. April 25th. 2003
61 "Long-Term Damage From a
Short-Term War". by Solana Pyne. April 16th 2003, http://victoria
. indymedia .org/ news /2003 /04 /13 739.php
62 "Marine who said no to killing on
his conscience". The Guardian, April 1st 2003
69 Quoted by Monika Jensen-Stevenson
in Kiss the Boys Goodbye (Dutton, 1990), p 97, citing The Final
Days, Woodward and Bernstein (Simon & Schuster, 1976)
70 BBC News Online. April 15th 2003
71 Middle East Times, http://www.metimes.com/2K3/issue2003-10/regjus_
73 All Fall Down, p 113
county _news/ article/Oo/02C1713%2CBDC_2423_ 1866804%2COO.html
76 Arundhati Roy, The Guardian,
April 2nd 2003