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Commentary Last Updated: Jan 7th, 2010 - 12:18:06

Scanning the Abdulmutallab story for more lies
By Jerry Mazza
Online Journal Associate Editor

Jan 7, 2010, 00:23

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Returning to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab�s attempt to blow up a Northwest airliner on Christmas day, let�s scan the body of evidence for government lies, the real explosive elements. Let�s give Umar a good dose of radiation with the knowledge that first reveals the 80 grams of PETN explosive he carried in his crotch lacked a blasting cap to blow him and the plane away. Instead, lighting with an injection of liquid did nothing but set him on fire. As if no one in the military or intelligence knew that.

After reading my article Scripting the �fear of flying,� my friend John McCarthy, retired Marine captain from the Vietnam War clued me via email: �Jerry, the false flaggers forgot that a blasting cap is required to detonate PETN and other plastic explosives. Sure, it will burn and we used it in winter to heat our cans of food, but a blasting cap is missing from the mix. So, the PTB�s [Powers That Be] wanted to raise the fear factor, which this incident did, without loss of life and a $75 million dollar airplane . . . now the Israeli firms that make the full body scanners will reap millions!�

Also, another former Marine combat captain, Gordon Duff, wrote in Veterans Today, Evidence Mounts for US Complicity in Terrorism, �We do know a couple of things. [Farouk Abdal�s�] Dad [Alhaji Umaru Abdulmutallab], back in Nigeria, ran the national arms industry (DICON) in partnership with Israel, in particular, the Mossad. He was in daily contact with them. They run everything in Nigeria, from arms production to counter-terrorism. Though Islamic, Abdulmutallab was a close associate of Israel. He has been misrepresented. His �banking� is a cover. Next, what do we know about the two Al Qaeda leaders Bush had released, the ones who planned this?

�According to ABC news, the Al Qaeda leaders running the insurgency in Yemen were released from Guantanamo, although two of the highest ranking known terrorists there, without trial.

�Guantanamo prisoner #333, Muhamad Attik al-Harbi, and prisoner #372, Said Ali Shari, were sent to Saudi Arabia on Nov. 9, 2007, according to the Defense Department log of detainees who were released from American custody.

�Both of the former Guantanamo detainees are described as military commanders and appear on a January 2009 video, along with the man described as the top leader of al Qaeda in Yemen, Abu Basir Naser al-Wahishi, formerly Osama bin Laden�s personal secretary.

�With all the hoopla about trials in New York, not a word is said when top level terrorists are released to Saudi friends of the Bush family who let them go. We are now fighting these two Bush friends in Yemen. They are running a major insurgency there. We have been using Cruise missiles and our jets to attack their bases in the last weeks.�

Please, read the whole article for a full frontal scan that includes the CIA admitting that in its November 29, 2009, interview with Papa Abdulmutallab, they were told that his son had ties to extremists in Yemen, a hotbed of al Qaeda activity. The information was not acted on responsibly [and �the terrorist� son, Umar Farouk], they were warned about in November was the same one they had been tracking since August . . .�

Why do they call it an Intelligence Agency?

Once again, the Agency was caught with its pants down, scanned being involved with Israel and Yemen, and the fact that the �terrorists� released by Bush [were] really Israeli agents who have organized attacks against US targets.

In my article, I also wrote about Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab being assisted at the Northwest airlines desk by a well-dressed �Indian� man. The 50-something, dapper gentleman helped Umar get on the plane without a passport, just a visa. He claimed that Umar was a Sudanese refugee who had no money.

And so, Umar was walked by the Indian gent through Schipol (Amsterdam Airport) past passport review, something that could happen only if an intelligence agency had approved it. Otherwise, it�s a total no-no, no passport, no flight. So was the agency on the other side? Duff also writes that reports from Pakistan show �that India and Israel have been involved in terrorist attacks against US supporters . . .� Surprised?

Of course, little of the key facts are exposed in the mainstream media so you now have to expose your body to scanners and their radiation when you fly, one more dehumanizing event brought to you by the Department of Homeland Insecurity. This brings us to another bit of scanning from, revealing that Ex-Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff Abused his Public Trust by Touting Body Scanners.

This scan follows the money involved in purchasing the scanners to a Chertoff company client. �What Chertoff made little mention of is that the Chertoff Group, his security consulting agency, includes a client that manufactures the machines. The relationship drew attention after Chertoff disclosed it on a CNN program Wednesday, in response to a question.

The question came from an airport passengers� rights group on Thursday that �criticized Chertoff, who left office less than a year ago, for using his former government credentials to advocate for a product that benefits his clients.�

Kate Hanni, founder of, which opposes the use of the scanners, said that �Mr. Chertoff should not be allowed to abuse the trust the public has placed in him as a former public servant to privately gain from the sale of full-body scanners under the pretense that the scanners would have detected this particular type of explosive.� What you really have to scan for is conspiracy. And there is one here.

Chertoff�s push for the technology dates back to his time in the Bush administration. Back in 2005, Homeland Security ordered the government�s first batch of scanners -- five from California-based Rapiscan Systems. These days, �40 body scanners are in use at 19 U.S. airports.� But here�s the kicker: The number is expected to skyrocket at least in part because of the Christmas Day incident. �The Transportation Security Administration this week said it will order 300 more machines.� That�s your money, taxpayer, frequent or infrequent flyer. And it�s your life these profiteer terrorists are playing with.

What�s more, �In the summer, TSA purchased 150 machines from Rapiscan with $25 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds,� which was not what that money was intended for. �Rapiscan was the only company that qualified for the contract because it had developed technology that performs the screening using a less graphic body imaging system, which is also less controversial. (Since then, another company, L-3 Communications, has qualified for future contracts, but no new contracts have been awarded.)� But give them time.

Insidiously, �Over the past week, Chertoff has repeatedly talked about the need for expanding the use of the technology in airports, saying it could detect bombs like the one federal authorities say Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a 23-year-old Nigerian, carried onto the Detroit-bound aircraft.� How�s that for an opportunist?

�We could deploy the scanning machines that we currently are beginning to deploy in the U.S. that will give us the ability to see what someone has concealed underneath their clothing,� Chertoff said last week in an interview on CNN. The incident on the Detroit-bound plane provided �a very vivid lesson in the value of that machinery,� he said.� It also provided a huge profit opportunity for him and his pals to spin.

In fact, we ought to scan and strip Michael Chertoff, dual Israeli/American citizen, of his scam to push the machines for the juice he�s squeezing out of it. Then, send him to jail on conflict of interest charges, perhaps at GITMO. That would be real justice. Funny, how the lies appear ruthlessly clear when the scanner of genuine intelligence is applied to them.

BTW, the Chertoff story originally appeared in the mainstream Washington Post and was then picked up by many Internet sites. This only proves how far a little bit of truth can go, not to mention what a scam Homeland Security is. It has $60 billion to throw around on these anti-terror gimmicks that never seem to work except to make their pushers rich and richer. Each tragedy (or brush with it) brings a new call for more gimmicks, but the possibility of harm doesn�t diminish. It�s funny how that works.

Net-net, scanning the news for the lies and the truth is the only real protection we have against our faux protectors, who aid and abet �terrorists,� who virtually create them, and set them on their track to commit false-flag operations. These acts suck up our blood and assets, like the corrupt bailouts, and continue the dismantling of America.

We need to know we are in the hands of thieves and assassins on many levels. The real army of protectors is comprised of all those exposing the above; whether as whistleblowers, writing about them, standing up to or speaking out to protest these murderous rip-offs. Yet it is difficult to keep scanning accurately under the relentless pressure of the larger entity, the government, pressing for more fear, surveillance, and gouging of rights. All this is done to continue the barbarous wars in search of OPO, other people�s oil, some of which, believe it or not, we are contemplating pipelining to Israel, as Haaretz tells us.

As to our real enemies out there, we have to take a long hard look in the mirror of memory to realize what the US as a hegemonic, colonizing Empire has done to others to create the anger, rage and response to US appropriation of their assets, territory, their freedom and lives. To quote Shakespeare, �The fault, dear Brutus, is not in the stars but in ourselves.�

This is not to say that foreign governments with intentions of suppressing their people or purloining their assets and natural resources for our money and support are not partners in crime and murderous wars. That is exactly the case. But the scanner of human intelligence has to be on at all times determining who, what and where these true terrorists are. What we as Americans don�t have is a lock on good or evil. Both are shaded like light and dark throughout the world. The trick is keep up with the bad guys and expose them for what they 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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