(OT) Re: [ibogaine] how the right views the anti-war movement.

preston peet ptpeet at nyc.rr.com
Mon Feb 17 21:47:21 EST 2003

whats'is face wrote >Between the Vichy French and the Neo Nazi Germans, who
both sell to Saddam equipment to make WMD...<

LOL, if this person weren't so scary (I apologize to the list, but listening
to the boob tube talking heads behind me talking about how heroic Bush/Blair
are going to heroicly ignore the protests, well, people like this dude here
I can at least respond to even if I don't think it'll do much good...the
boobs on the boobtube I can't)-

Officers Say U.S. Aided Iraq in War Despite Use of Gas

ASHINGTON, Aug. 17 - A covert American program during the Reagan
administration provided Iraq with critical battle planning assistance at a
time when American intelligence agencies knew that Iraqi commanders would
employ chemical weapons in waging the decisive battles of the Iran-Iraq war,
according to senior military officers with direct knowledge of the program.
Those officers, most of whom agreed to speak on the condition that they not
be identified, spoke in response to a reporter's questions about the nature
of gas warfare on both sides of the conflict between Iran and Iraq from 1981
to 1988. Iraq's use of gas in that conflict is repeatedly cited by President
Bush and, this week, by his national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, as
justification for "regime change" in Iraq.
The covert program was carried out at a time when President Reagan's top
aides, including Secretary of State George P. Shultz, Defense Secretary
Frank C. Carlucci and Gen. Colin L. Powell, then the national security
adviser, were publicly condemning Iraq for its use of poison gas, especially
after Iraq attacked Kurds in Halabja in March 1988.


US buys up Iraqi oil to stave off crisis

Seizing reserves will be an allied priority if forces go in

Faisal Islam and Nick Paton Walsh in Moscow
Sunday January 26, 2003
The Observer

Facing its most chronic shortage in oil stocks for 27 years, the US has this
month turned to an unlikely source of help - Iraq.
Weeks before a prospective invasion of Iraq, the oil-rich state has doubled
its exports of oil to America, helping US refineries cope with a
debilitating strike in Venezuela.
After the loss of 1.5 million barrels per day of Venezuelan production in
December the oil price rocketed, and the scarcity of reserves threatened to
do permanent damage to the US oil refinery and transport infrastructure. To
keep the pipelines flowing, President Bush stopped adding to the 700m barrel
strategic reserve.
But ultimately oil giants such as Chevron, Exxon, BP and Shell saved the day
by doubling imports from Iraq from 0.5m barrels in November to over 1m
barrels per day to solve the problem. Essentially, US importers diverted
0.5m barrels of Iraqi oil per day heading for Europe and Asia to save the
American oil infrastructure.
The trade, though bizarre given current Pentagon plans to launch around 300
cruise missiles a day on Iraq, is legal under the terms of UN's oil for food
But for opponents of war, it shows the unspoken aim of military action in
Iraq, which has the world's second largest proven reserves - some 112
billion barrels, and at least another 100bn of unproven reserves, according
to the US Department of Energy. Iraqi oil is comparatively simple to
extract - less than $1 per barrel, compared with $6 a barrel in Russia.
Soon, US and British forces could be securing the source of that oil as a
priority in the war strategy. The Iraqi fields south of Basra produce prized
'sweet crudes' that are simpler to refine.
On Friday, Pentagon sources said US military planners 'have crafted
strategies that will allow us to secure and protect those fields as rapidly
as possible in order to then preserve those prior to destruction'.

A discreet way of doing business with Iraq
FT.com site; Nov 3, 2000
Millions of dollars of US oil business with Iraq are being channelled
discreetly through European and other companies, in a practice that has
highlighted the double standards now dominating relations between Baghdad
and Washington after a decade of crippling sanctions.
Though legal, leading US oil service companies such as Halliburton, Baker
Hughes, Schlumberger, Flowserve, Fisher-Rosemount and others, have used
subsidiaries and joint venture companies for this lucrative business, so as
to avoid straining relations with Washington and jeopardising their ties
with President Saddam Hussein's government in Baghdad.
By submitting their contracts to the UN via mainly French subsidiaries, many
of which do little more than lend their name to the transaction, the
companies are treated as European, rather than US or Japanese, applicants.

Ex-CIA Director Confesses U.S. Supplied Iraq With Anthrax Bacteria in 80s


TEHRAN The former director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) confessed
that the U.S. had supplied the Iraqi regime with the anthrax bacteria during
80s -- Iran-Iraq wartime.

The anthrax bacteria were available at many labs of the U.S. and were
distributed among different countries including Iraq during 80s, the
official news agency of Spain, EFE, quoted the ex-CIA head, James Wosely, as
saying on Sunday.


U.S. Had Key Role in Iraq Buildup
Trade in Chemical Arms Allowed Despite Their Use on Iranians, Kurds

by Michael Dobbs

High on the Bush administration's list of justifications for war against
Iraq are President Saddam Hussein's use of chemical weapons, nuclear and
biological programs, and his contacts with international terrorists. What
U.S. officials rarely acknowledge is that these offenses date back to a
period when Hussein was seen in Washington as a valued ally.

Among the people instrumental in tilting U.S. policy toward Baghdad during
the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war was Donald H. Rumsfeld, now defense secretary,
whose December 1983 meeting with Hussein as a special presidential envoy
paved the way for normalization of U.S.-Iraqi relations. Declassified
documents show that Rumsfeld traveled to Baghdad at a time when Iraq was
using chemical weapons on an "almost daily" basis in defiance of
international conventions.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joshua Tinnin
To: ibogaine at mindvox.com
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 5:13 PM
Subject: Re: [ibogaine] how the right views the anti-war movement.

We have a nasty habit of installing whatever government is most expedient to
our interests, very seldom democracies, especially in the Middle East. You
obviously have a very poor grasp of history.

- jt
----- Original Message -----
From: A. Artze Associates
To: ibogaine at mindvox.com
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 12:56 PM
Subject: Re: [ibogaine] how the right views the anti-war movement.

Let's see, in WWII, the French lasted about twenty minutes with the Germans,
we came in and assisted them while half became the Vichy government full of
yellow stripped backed bastards! We lost over 150,000 of our men on French
soil. The school where the signing of the surrender of the Germans today
does not even have a sign posting the historical value of that building.
Between the Vichy French and the Neo Nazi Germans, who both sell to Saddam
equipment to make WMD, had you gone simply along with the USA, Saddam would
have capitulated! Now he is clamoring a win just as he did when the UN
forces stopped short of 30 miles outside of Baghdad during the Gulf War.
This is not a preemptive strike we are about to give Iraq on or about March
1st, it will be a week of darkness and we own the night! It will be the
continuation of the Gulf War, that the bastard Saddam had claimed success
to! Then went over ten years of Saddam stroking the UN and went about his
business building up WMD with the help of the French and the Germans!
Should Iraq use the WMD to defend himself, then it will be a terrible way to
find out that we were right, terrible because there will be lots of
collateral damage as we will level Baghdad, something that could have been
avoided if the yellow bellied French would have had the balls to side with
the USA!
You don't seem to know your history! At the end of WWI, Germany conceded to
disarm and never to arm themselves again. Hitler (a Saddam look alike!) just
went about his business arming to the teeth, and the League of Nations did
nothing, just as the UN and NATO are doing today - wake up!
We made a big mistake in being loyal to the French in Viet Nam, Ho Chen Min,
loved America and for what it stood for. He tried to get close to us, but
out of loyalty to the Damn French we did not. He was not a Communist, but a
Nationalist, he was drawn to Russia because he needed assistance in his
fight to unite his country, we blew it there!
Sorry JT, but this is one war we need! After 9/11, if the Muslims want peace
(Islam in Arabic) then they better earn it. The other Middle East Arab
countries do not want us in Iraq, we have a nasty habit of installing
Democracies, a form of government that threatens all of the Dictatorships
----- Original Message -----
From: Joshua Tinnin
To: ibogaine at mindvox.com
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 4:49 PM
Subject: Re: [ibogaine] how the right views the anti-war movement.

> Saddam is a menace equal to the combination of Hitler and Stalin and needs
to be taken out.

Hogwash. Pure bullshit.

Sorry, didn't mean to drag out a political thread, but seriously, that's
unmitigated government-sponsored propaganda you're spewing, and it's even
more hyperbolic than they are about it. Britain, and later the US, carved up
what was left of the Ottoman Empire into the puppet nation-states that exist
today in the Middle East. Now, the US is considering doing it again, no
matter that the hegemony never ended, and that our efforts to support
"freedom" included bringing Saddam to power, helping to form Al Q'aeda and
supporting the fundamentalist Muslims against the Soviets, which later
became the Taliban. Oh, and the fact that we also supported the Shah of Iran
for a while, until it was no longer convenient. Meanwhile, our government
says that the democratically-elected Chavez in Venezuela is illegitimate,
and has been involved in attempted coups to overthrow him, as well as
instigating and engineering anti-Chavez protests. He's not illegitimate in
the least, but he does not kowtow to the US at all, which is frustrating oil
barons who want a piece of it. But Uribe in Colombia is a different story,
and we've been more than happy to support his chainsaw paramilitary to
straighten things out, you know, in the name of freedom. Well, actually,
it's because there is a pipeline there which is crucial to the US and to
Colombia's military, which has been attacked by rebels repeatedly to hit the
government and foreign investors the hardest where it hurts most, in the
pocket. The government takes care of things down there by hiring brutal
mercenaries to terrorize the rebels and any civilians who are around them or
who happen to be in the way, all with tacit US acceptance, of course. And
this is all just the tip of the iceberg.

You might want to read some of what Mark Twain wrote about the US'
intervention in the Phillipines, which was much more similar to the current
situation than it is to WWII and Hitler, or Stalin. We were nation-building
there, too. But, just to be clear, it's never a good idea to trust your
leaders when they are waging pre-emptive war in the name of "freedom,"
because that's never the real reason. It's imperialistic. If you don't
believe me, I can point you to Perle and Wolfowitz's vision to re-shape the
ME, which is driving current policy. We might as well be Britain talking
about Africa, but nobody seems to be thinking about the last Empire, amd how
it badly bungled things (which helped hasten its demise). And most of this
change of perspective from a Republic to an Empire stems from Woodrow
Wilson's foreign policy, one of an imperialistic power, acting with the
supposed benefit of the world, but really acting purely out of self-interest
(which is to be expected).

And, every Empire falls eventually, even the US. Dubya's just getting us to
the end that much faster.

- jt
----- Original Message -----
From: A. Artze Associates
To: ibogaine at mindvox.com
Sent: Sunday, February 16, 2003 2:07 PM
Subject: Re: [ibogaine] how the right views the anti-war movement.

On or about March 1st, we will attack Iraq. It should not be referred to as
"preemptive" strike but rather the continuation of the Gulf War, as they did
not adhere to their promises when we kicked their butts. This is deja vue,
the useless League of Nations after WWI when Germany agreed never to rearm.
The League did nothing and WWII came about. Saddam is a menace equal to the
combination of Hitler and Stalin and needs to be taken out. If the UN has
not got the balls, then they are in the same league as the useless League of
Nations. The Vichy French, and the Neo Nazi Germans be damned! They have
short memories!
Should Iraq use WMD against the US, it would be a terrible way to show the
World we were right, terrible because we will wipe out Baghdad from the face
of this Earth!
If the Muslims want a Jihad, by God that is what they will get. So that one
day my great grand son will ask his father, daddy, what's a Muslim?
Now kindly take my name off this useless chat line or whatever it is called!

----- Original Message -----
From: preston peet
To: ibogaine at mindvox.com
Sent: Sunday, February 16, 2003 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: [ibogaine] how the right views the anti-war movement.


"The real patriots are standing up in the shadow of the United Nations today
and saying Give Peace a Chance" Rev. Al Sharpton, speaking at the NYC Peace
Demonstration, February 15, 2003
"Martin Luther King once said that if mankind doesn't put an end to war, war
will put an end to Mankind." Harry Bellefonte, speaking at the NYC Peace
Demonstration, February 15, 2003
New York Joins the World on the Road Towards Peace-
Defying Court Order, Hundreds of Thousands March in NYC, Joining With
Millions World-Wide Who Today Said "No War!"
by Preston Peet
for DrugWar.com
February 15, 2003
Adam and Jeremy want Bush to pursue Peace
If the city officials of New York really were trying to stop people from
marching against war on Iraq by refusing to issue a permit, and thought
having U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones rule against allowing a march
permit to be issued would stop marchers, they failed miserably. With figures
ranging from a 100,000 guesstimate from an NYPD spokesperson, to attendee
estimates of around 750,000, people young and old, of myriad nationalities,
races and creeds, filled the streets of mid-town Manhattan today with a
veritable carnival of civil disobedience for peace. Ignoring the
court-ordered ban on marching, protestors exercised their Constitutional
right to public protest, marching, telling Bush and the world in firm, loud
voices that not all US citizens are blindly buying into any proposed
pre-emptive strike and a subsequent war against Iraq, and will not be cowed
into silence.
Read Article and See Photos at above URL

----- Original Message -----
From: Vector Vector
To: ibogaine at mindvox.com
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2003 10:50 PM
Subject: [ibogaine] how the right views the anti-war movement.

this is so sick. but read it. the other side speaks.


> Volume 1              Thursday, February 13, 2003              By
> David
> Horowitz
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> non-partisan format, now published under the auspices of
> www.frontpagemag.com. The War Room is a tactical guide for
> conservatives
> and centrists in framing issues that divide our nation and affect its
> future. We are now engaged in a war that may last a generation,
> against
> international foes whose main weapon is terror and whose principal
> targets are civilians. In these circumstances it is vital that a
> bi-partisan consensus be formed on defense of the homeland. One
> requirement of this defense is greater unity on the home front. It is
> important that domestic issues, which have the potential to divide
> Americans, be resolved in a manner that strengthens rather than
> weakens
> the nation. The divisive issues in American politics are those that
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> to divide us along the fault lines of class, gender and race. The War
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> Democrat-Republican bias but are the product of a political left that
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> values of American individualism and democracy, rooted in the
> Founding,
> form the basis for our national unity and are the essential elements
> of
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> The "Anti-War" Movement
> Is A Bigger Problem Than You Think
> For over a year our country has been at war with a terrorist foe that
> can infiltrate our borders with weapons of mass destruction. We are
> divided in our homeland on two fronts. Reasonable people may disagree
> over tactics and priorities in fighting this war -- for example over
> which hostile agency or state to take on, and at which point in time.
> There have been critics of the Administration's war policy from both
> the
> Democrat and Republican side of the aisle. But these critics share a
> common concern for the defense of this country, and in the end they
> support our government and our nation against its foes.
> Not so the other opposition to the war, which is a radical movement
> with
> Marxist roots, whose origins go back to the Vietnam War and whose
> political base is American universities. This opposition to the war
> on
> terror manifested itself within weeks of 9/11 with aim of opposing an
> American military response to the al-Qaeda attacks. Its agendas are
> not
> "pacifist" and are not inspired by dissatisfaction with any
> particular
> American war or policy, but with the American system itself. It is a
> movement which cannot be appeased and which is willing to collaborate
> with America's enemies.
> Every major "anti-war" demonstration to date, including the
> demonstrations on the Capitol Mall in October and January has been
> organized and controlled by a self-styled Communist group called the
> Workers World Party, and its front "International A.N.S.W.E.R." The
> figurehead of this organization is former Attorney General Ramsey
> Clark
> and its organizer is Brian Becker, a member of the secretariat of the
> World World Party. The WWP is aligned with the North Korean Communist
> regime and along with its figurehead has supported the North
> Vietnamese
> torturers of American POWS, the Ayatollah Khomeni regime in Iran,
> Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein.
> At the Mall, the speakers - all selected by the Workers World Party -
> denounced America as an imperialist aggressor and "the axis of evil,"
> and called for "regime change" and "revolution" in the United States.
> An
> imam from a Washington DC mosque led the crowd in chants of "Allahu
> Akbar," which is the cry of the suicide bombers as they blow up
> innocent
> civilian targets. Mohammed Atta, the leader of the 9/11 suicide
> bombers,
> gave these instructions to his team: "When the confrontation begins,
> strike like champions who do not want to go back to this world.
> Shout,
> 'Allahu Akbar,' because this strikes fear in the hearts of the
> non-believers."
> John Conyers, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee
> was
> a featured speaker at the Workers World Party "peace" rally, as was
> former Democratic Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. Representative
> Charles
> Rangel, the ranking Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee
> sent
> a letter of support. In a sister demonstration in San Francisco, also
> organized by the Workers World Party, California State Senator,
> Democrat
> John Burton, told the protesters that the President of the United
> States
> was "full of s___" and was "f---ing America."
> So appalling were these demonstrations that older members of the left
> disassociated themselves from this movement in articles that appeared
> in
> leftwing magazines like Salon.com and the L.A. Weekly (the latter
> article was written by David Corn, Washington editor of The Nation).
> On February 15, an anti-war protest will be held in New York City,
> organized by a new group called "United for Peace and Justice." This
> group is headed by Leslie Cagan, a Sixties Marxist with a long
> history
> of supporting Communist causes. She was a member of the Venceremos
> Brigades organized by Cuban Intelligence. She was a member of the
> Committees for Correspondence, a faction of the Communist Party USA,
> and
> she is co-chair of the National Network on Cuba an organization whose
> purpose is propaganda and political support for the Castro
> dictatorship.
> Cagan has warned that, "If marches do not work, we will escalate. We
> will have to do things to disrupt the normal flow of life in this
> country."(NYTimes, 2/04/03) This threat of sabotage should not be
> taken
> lightly given the history of more than 1,000 domestic bombings during
> the Vietnam War.
> The agendas of the so-called "peace movement" are pro-Communist and
> anti-American. Its organizers have worked with America's enemies in
> the
> past and are continuing to do so in the midst of this war. This is
> the
> very definition of a political "fifth column." Honest dissenters and
> Americans concerned about the future of their country should take a
> hard
> look at these protests and those who support them.
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