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Commentary Last Updated: Dec 31st, 2009 - 01:49:28

Scripting the �fear of flying�
By Jerry Mazza
Online Journal Associate Editor

Dec 31, 2009, 00:40

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No, I�m not talking about making a movie of Erica Jong�s best-selling novel, Fear of Flying, which was scripted and shot by Columbia and flopped big time. It flopped in spite of her big bold successful book about a woman shrink/poet, liberating herself from her husband, her fears, neuroses and sexual inhibitions to get as big a sexual bang for her buck out of life as Tiger Woods, alpha male.

No, the �fear of flying� script I�m talking about is being played out in the movie of life, starring Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, who needs to shorten that moniker for the marquee, and to make room for its cast of thousands if not millions. But then what do the CIA scripters know about these things? Quite a bit. In this case, a nice long, Muslim name is an asset as is Mr. Mutallab, �a Nigerian Terrorist Patsy,� as historian Webster Tarpley described him in �Yet another CIA ploy in the US-backed buildup of al Qaeda in Yemen civil war.� And Yemen has oil. Of course, oil is the deadly pleasure-treasure of the insatiable, oil-horny US. What then?

Well, as Tarpley points out, Mutallab had a one-way ticket to travel to Detroit bought in Ghana for several thousand in cash. And he reportedly entered Nigeria illegally. More importantly, in Amsterdam�s airport, Mutallab was assisted at the Northwest Airlines gate by a �well-dressed Indian� [producer?] who explained that Umar Farouk had no passport. And that he was a mere Sudanese refugee. And so we must let him on. This besides the fact that Abdul�s former banker father was talking to �someone� at the CIA about his son�s extremist views, as CNN reports, and a report was made but not circulated outside the agency.

We could say that the Central Intelligence Agency bungled it by not passing on the information, but hey, what kind of a script would that make? The story would be over before it started. And after all, who had recruited and trained Mutallab as starring patsy? So the plotline moved on, revealing more and more plotlines and players.

As Tarpley elaborates, �These egregious lapses in normal procedure show that Umar Farouk was part of an orchestration sponsored by the CIA, which has now yielded 4 solid days of media hysteria. Obama has formulated his new version of the Axis of Evil, composed of Afghanistan-Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen. In Yemen, a civil war pits the Saudi-backed central government against the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels, whom the US has bombed at least twice this month.� See, now we have some fun, action, ass-kicking, drones, special effects.

More, Tarpley sees the script widening its subplots to include playing �Iran against Saudi Arabia so as to weaken both the pro-Moscow Ahmadinejad government in Iran, and also those Saudi forces that are fed up with their status as a US protectorate. There we go. We have to hold the world�s attention span here. This is a potential blockbuster Christmas story, obscuring even Jesus� birth.

Tarpley adds, �The US is openly now sponsoring a regroupment of �al Qaeda� (the CIA Moslem legion) in Yemen, including by sending fighters direct from Guantanamo. The new CIA-promoted entity, synthetic entity, is �Al Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula� or AQAP, a gaggle of US patsies, dupes, and fanatics who are claiming credit for the Umar Farouk incident. The US hopes to further dominate the exit from the Red Sea and the Suez Canal, while also easing pressure on the battered US dollar by jacking up the price of oil in an atmosphere of tension on the Arabian Peninsula.� Roll over Coppola. This is thicker than the Godfather, though Don Corleone would give his best soldier for a piece of this action. So let�s make Umar an offer he can�t refuse.

Offer him a movie as Umar, soft-headed patsy sent with 80 grams of the military explosive PETN sewn into his Fruit of the Looms to blow up a Northwestern flight from Amsterdam as it�s about to land in Detroit. This is on Christmas Day no less, just in case anybody�s trying to journey to or from family celebrations or to have a good time at home with same. The story is somewhat derivative of the idiot shoe bomber Richard Reid�s who had only about 50 PETN grams that he placed in his sneaker, yet failed to blow himself and a Miami-bound airliner up in 2001, giving himself a cozy jail cell in hell. Jesus, these Langley guys have no respect, not even for their own faith.

But, as the Times of London tells us, Yemen is the focus of a new front against al Qaeda. �The Pentagon is to spend more than $70 million over the next 18 months, and use teams of Special Forces to train and equip Yemeni military, interior Ministry and coast guard Forces.�

�The United States has quietly opened a third, largely covert front against the Al-Qaeda terror network in Yemen, according to the New York Times.

�A year ago, the Central Intelligence Agency sent a number of its top field operatives with counter-terrorism experience to the country, the newspaper said.

�At the same time, some of the most secretive special operations commandos have begun training Yemeni security forces in counter-terrorism tactics, the report said.�

So it�s false-flags away, folks, patsies, loons and goons, here, there and everywhere, to get some fear into the air.

As to the oil, Reuters reports, �Yemen has received investment offers from oil majors including Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) and Total (TOTF.PA), Oil Minister Amir al-Aidarous said in remarks published on Saturday.

�Yemen�s Ministry for Oil and Mineral Resources has received eight oil investment bids from international companies, pan-Arab daily al-Hayat quoted Aidarous as saying, four of which were from oil majors seeking direct negotiations with Yemen.

�The companies include Exxon Mobil, Total, and BP (BP.L), the minister said, but did not elaborate on the nature of the investments.

�Other companies that made bids included Austrian oil and gas group OMV (OMVV.VI), Nexen NXN.TO, and Occidental (OXY.N), he said.

�Aidarous said Yemen, as part of measures to encourage investments in its oil industry, would raise the state�s share in production costs. The higher revenue from the increased government participation would offset the decline in oil prices, he said.

Yemen exports about 200,000 barrels of oil per day.�

I say, should we go back to Central Intelligence casting and get George Clooney involved? He did so well with his oil-jackals� flick, Syriana. He might have some more good filmic twists for the script, perhaps even an aborted love story, like a lap-dancing girlfriend for Farouk, or a coke habit, or a job flying dope into Florida.

Then we have this report from Prison Planet: FBI Silent on Plane Bomber�s Accomplice. It came from a Flight 253 eyewitness, Kurt Haskell who revealed how the FIB, excuse me, FBI, purposely hid the presence of a second man, about 30, arrested for trailing the Christmas Day plane bombing incident as bomb-sniffing dogs got a whiff of a second possible explosive device in his luggage, which then caused the passengers to be delayed for six hours as the suspect was grilled. The passengers were then told, �You�re being moved. It is not safe here.� The FIB man said, �I�m sure you all saw what happened and can read between the lines and why you�re being moved.� Oh boy, nothing like full disclosure. More fear.

But Haskell, like his wife, is a lawyer, and began to ask his own questions and the FBI tried to control the questioning, including why they were using photos to ID the suspect rather than surveillance videos. Additionally, the suspect had been videoing the whole flight on board, including the botched bombing try. Haskell�s bottom line was that the FBI�s bungling put the passengers more in danger than they were already in. Adding insult to injury, they had been told to stay seated in the aircraft 20 minutes after landing despite security not knowing there was an explosive onboard or if the fire Abdul started in the decent had spread to the floor or cabin or fuel tanks in the wings. Somebody want to give Haskell and his wife medals for guts and intelligence, standing up to these thugs.

I keep seeing Clooney as Haskell, the gritty handsome face, telling them where to go. Speaking of that, where does this movie go, except to total global war? It�s turning into another Apocalypse Now end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it flick. But we�re all in it. That�s the point. Keep false-flagging the people to frighten them and prevent the USAPATRIOT Act from elapsing, but is, instead, renacted for more subversion of civil liberties.

At least Erica Jong gave us a story of human liberation. �Though Isadora Wing fears flying (in all possible senses of the word),� as the author�s site tells us, �she forces herself to keep traveling, to risk her marriage and her life in pursuit of her own brand of liberation. How she finds it and loses her fear is what Fear of Flying is all about.�

So, how do we work through �our issues� here, which will become the script, the filmed story of our liberation from this hapless band of demons who continue to haunt us and take the joy from our lives, even on Christmas day, New Year�s Eve, every day, with their goddamned terror alerts, color codes, endless police, threats, warnings, Homeland Insecurity, and filthy lucre wars.

When do we dive into the pleasure of life, abandoning false security, fake safety, phobias, fears, inhibitions, and experience the liberation true freedom brings? Central Intelligence is demented not intelligent. It is the Capo de capos of terrorists, scripting and acting out these mad plots. Isn�t it time them to tell them enough, literally attacking us as the government did on 9/11? So, let�s go exorcise Langley headquarters, like Alan Ginsberg, Dr. Spock, et al, exorcised the Pentagon in 1967, saying We Are the People. They are the Geeks.

And if you think there�s a word of truth in their various scenarios, scripts, false-flag movies, 911 official lies, then they�ve hypnotized you, like Hasan, Oswald, Sirhan, Atta, Bin Laden, James Earl Raye, John Hinckley, Arthur Bremer, Mark David Chapman, and the latest greates, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, who says I�m the first of many, recanting CIA liturgy. Therefore, if you want your jollies out of life not just fear, you�re going to have to face the Mutallabs, the fear of flying and everything else they�re warning you about until you fight back and learn one thing: who the real terrorists are.

Jerry Mazza is a freelance writer and life-long resident of New York City. Reach him at His new book, �State Of Shock: Poems from 9/11 on� is available at, Amazon or

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