The Mailbag
Letters from readers

Jul 14, 2008, 00:12

Jul 12, 2008

Congrats and thanks to Michael James


Please give my best regards and thanks to Mr. Michael James for his article, �This side of midnight.�

It is very sensitive and touching the spirit of the German situation -- or the Austrian likewise.

Reading such of an English author (!) gives us hope . . .

All the best and Greetings from Vienna



Jul 11, 2008

Re: Are they really oil wars?


Excellent article.

A few days ago, in an effort to get some of my acquaintances to really think about the issue, I pointed out that according to a government website, the US imports 60% of its oil.

16% of that is from the Middle East.Thus,less than 10% of the oil we use is from that region. I asked whether that makes the US dependent on Middle Eastern oil.

I do not think so, and I agree with you that there are other motives for our involvement there, such as the ones you suggested.

Jeff Zervas


Jul 11, 2008

Re: Junk mail and religious propaganda: What happened to freedom from religion?


Great article!! well written and ever so true. Everyone should have to read this to open their eyes. Good job.

David A. Schaffhauser
Sales Account Executive; SMB


Jul 11, 2008

Iran Democracy Fund Correction


We offer a correction to Jason Leopold�s July 11 article, �State Department�s Iran Democracy Fund Shrouded in Secrecy.�

The piece reports that:  �Congress has appropriated more than $120 million to fund the project. The State Department has spent most of the money on the U.S.-backed Radio Farda, Voice of America (VOA), Radio Free Europe, and to broadcast Persian programs into Iran via VOA satellite television.�

In fact, these broadcasts are funded through the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the independent federal agency that oversees U.S. international broadcasting.  While broadcasting to Iran was part of the Administration�s FY 2006 State Department supplemental request to support democracy in Iran, Congress appropriated $36.1 million directly to the BBG to enhance existing programming of the Voice of America and RFE/RL�s Radio Farda to Iran.  The BBG is fully accountable to the Congress for the expenditure of these funds.

The article also states that:  �The State Department has said it intends to spend $1.2 million of those funds to launch Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Azerbaijani in an effort to address the lack of objective and comprehensive news and information for Azerbaijanis, the largest ethnic minority group in Iran.�  This is not correct.  The BBG�s pending budget request with the Congress for FY 2009 asks for funding to begin programming to the large Azeri-speaking population of Iran.

Appreciate your help setting the record straight.

Letitia King
Office of Public Affairs


Jul 5, 2008

Re: Barbarism


Too,too true. Howard Zinn should love this. Well said, to the point, the unvarnished. Thank you.

Richard R. Burton


Jul 1, 2008

Re: The Logic of Resistance


This is an excellent article: I shall pass it on to as many as possible.

May I suggest that the refugees and their undeniable right of return should have been included.

Mrs C Cameron
(Member of �The Palestine Solidarity Campaign� UK )


Jun 28, 2008

Gun ownership


The letter is in response to the articles covering the Supreme Court�s ruling this week that clarified Americans' right to own a gun for self-defense.  It has once again sparked the debate about gun control.

The second amendment of the United States Constitution states: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."  Obviously the need for a state militia has been replaced by the National Guard and Coast Guard whereby trained military personnel are entrusted with the defense of this country against domestic enemies. Their weapons are tightly controlled and safeguarded.

The only two reasons for a citizen to own a firearm are for hunting or defense of the household from intruders.  In either case, ownership of a handgun, shotgun or rifle is more than adequate to satisfy these purposes.  There is absolutely no need for any U.S. civilian to own any weapon more powerful or sophisticated than these.  Accordingly, all handguns, shotguns and rifles must be licensed and registered to the degree necessary to match weapon to owner at the click of a computer key.  Furthermore, if we had prohibited the purchase of more sophisticated weapons, several innocent victims would not have died at restaurants, universities and shopping malls.

Joe Bialek
Cleveland, Ohio


Jun 12, 2008

Israeli art students I have met, and others


The first round of Israeli art students visited my door a little more

than a week after my husband, eight year old son and I had contracted

typhus. My son was caged in Bertha Abess Children�s center program at

Flagami Elementary and two of the M-teams there were deeply involved

with al qaeda (and with Mourad Topalian). Jack Abramoff, on the

BOD . . . and Kay Kaldor, the directress, as well as several of the teachers

and the Cult Awareness Network brassplate operation were deeply

involved. Jack Abramoff had a working relationship with Yehuda Abraham

and Ralph Adouth, close associates of Abdul Qadoos Khan, one of the

senior members of al qaeda. I believe that Marina Nevskaya and Abramoff

were responsible for the original terrorist attack on my son with a bone

marrow aspiration punch, and Soviet anthrax from Voz Island in 1989.

The second time I saw an art student, it was a cute, almost 6 foot tall

man approximately 24-28, who came to my door. This was hours after an

attack with VX. He asked a few questions. I had a wide, unsteady stance.

He didn�t really care about my answers, he kept checking for nystagmus.

If I�d had it, I am pretty sure he would have reported that I had not

recovered from the VX and would probably die within several hours.

They are a pretty cold bunch.

Of course, I have no idea what you would call Almaliach Naor and Shmuel

Dahan, other than �in-bed-with Jack Abramoff, Brian Charles (Chuck)

Perlin and al qaeda.� Not only did they threaten my kids and me at

Dolphin Mall (in a faded Global Moving truck, with a bottle of paint

stripper rolling around in the back), but I caught them less than

several weeks later outside my house, with a Ryder truck, taking GPS

readings in the middle of the road).

The final encounter was with my parents. I passed by on my way to the

supermarket while Dahan (back again in the country after being deported)

was all smiles as he leaned out of a Ryder truck stacked to the ceiling

with 10 and 12 cube boxes. The truck was parked at the head of the city

block on which my parents lived. I was pissed. I had just found out my

parents had been using Brian Perlin�s services in preparing their family

trust . . . and I figured they had earned each other�s company.My auntie had

been the one who persistently reintroduced Perlin into their lives, even

after I had told them he worked for the people who�d tried to kill my

son in 1989. I didn�t rush right up and clock Dahan. I simply called 911

and told them a terrorist, Shmuel Dahan, was probably attempting an

attack on my parents . . . and that I was a frequent victim of attacks by al

qaeda. Four squad cars screamed in, followed by several ubiquitous white

vans. I shot Dahan a bird on my way home from the supermarket.

For me, the big question is . . . just who kept attacking us? The bioweapons

and chemical attacks on us began well before Mohamad Atta entered the

country, but most certainly he was also part of that effort.

Ask your source who the woman was, who gave me a �courtesy call� on

Thursday, September 6, 2001 to tell me that I would be killed within

days. Since I was nowhere near the WTCs, this person had knowledge of

the subsequent anthrax attacks.

My mother died in June, 2006. Shortly before her death, the government

released her from an oath of confidentiality she signed when she did

materials testing on the prototypes of Fat Man for Manhattan Project. My

mother absolutely knew how to construct the most destructive type of

nuclear bomb. She came under the �watchful eye� of our government

thereafter. My auntie was good buddies with Richard Armitage.

Armitage outed Plame after first trying to have her killed on April 22,

2000. I keep on outing Armitage. In Bertha Abess, they often told me

that if I or my attorney made trouble, they would have DCF remove my son

from my care and place him with one of their special foster

parents . . . and that my son would be dead within 24 hours. I believe

Armitage was one of, or the only one of those special foster parents.

My family life headed south rapidly the afternoon I attended a dinner

party my auntie gave. She introduced the guest of honor, the lovely

Aafia Siddiqui. Siddiqui mentioned her work with her charities. She also

said she often came to Miami to visit her good friend, Tanya. Siddiqui

was evidently involved with my nephew, who was working for DARPA on the

real-time battlefield communications system for the US Army. I �splained

it all to my nephew and left, disgusted. I renewed my efforts to find

out what Diane Trainor, Jack Abramoff, Brian Perlin, Yehuda Abraham and

associates were up to. I feel justice has been done unevenly.

Whatever you may believe of Israel, this country, or any group . . . these

are stonecold mass murderers who function as terrorists.

Annie (Deborah Ann) Morris


Jun 12, 2008

Gestapo-like treatment now order of the day in U S airports


I am a simple civilian who reads omnivorously, appalled at the increasingly Hitler-like fascist control since 9/11. I write letters to the editor that, as I do so, the writing becomes more focused, the insights sharper. As the specialist media, not muzzled as yet, begins to report what I have seen for years now, I feel a small sense of not being alone in these insights, which, sadly, are years too late. Years in which consolidation of supreme power over millions of people has been quietly amassed. Approximately forty years now.

The book by Attorney, Professor of Law, Phillippe Sands �Torture Team� details the key men and the key U.S. government organizations that were carefully motivated to accomplish the �final steps� to world approved torture guided by only propaganda guided whim.

There are several books out that detail the new world order being led by U S totalitarianism, books extremely difficult to obtain, as they represent the diagrams of transparency that destroy total control.

Your article is welcome.

Suzanne M. de Kuyper
Amsterdam, NL


Jun 11, 2008

Art students


Hello! After reading your article, it kinda scares me now remembering there were 2 on different occasions (foreign looking) art students knocked at my door last year around October. They both introduced themselves as "art students" selling artworks. I wonder what's going on?



Jun 10, 2008

Palestinian rights


Peter Chamberlin, writing of an embattled Israel in terms that would glad the heart of any fascist or jihadi extremist, says 'Why have these same politicians supported every Israeli effort to deny the most basic human rights to Palestinians and many other Arabs?' What utter guff. Arabs make up a sizeable part of the population in Israel. They have exactly the same rights as any other citizen: they vote, they are elected to parliament, they serve on the Supreme Court, they teach in universities and schools, they write and publish books, and, above all, the criticize the state. Can Jews, Christians or Baha'is do those things in any Muslim state, Arab or otherwise? Palestinians are not denied the most basic of rights. They have held elections, they have schools, universities, TV stations, publishing houses; they assemble in large numbers for demonstrations and display posters proclaiming the wonder of their many suicide bomber martyrs; they make life oppressive for Christians. Nobody stops them doing these and other things. They do not starve, because Israel provides them with basic aid (something it is not obliged to do). If their rights are in ways restricted, ask yourself why they should not be while they continue to fire missiles at Israel, send out suicide bombers (now much restricted by the security fence), and educate their children to be gun-toting anti-Semites. What country, given such neighbours, would not seek to restrict their right to do those things? The Nazis would have killed every last Palestinian by now. Grow up, Mr Chamberlin and spend some time in the Middle East.

Dr. Denis MacEoin

Copyright © 1998-2007 Online Journal
Email Online Journal Editor