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?
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.
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
Account Executive; SMB
Jul 11, 2008
Iran Democracy Fund
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
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.
Office of Public Affairs
Jul 5, 2008
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
This is an
excellent article: I shall pass it on to as many as possible.
suggest that the refugees and their undeniable right of return should have been
(Member of �The Palestine Solidarity Campaign� UK )
Jun 28, 2008
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
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
Jun 12, 2008
Israeli art students
I have met, and others
The first round of Israeli art students visited my door a
than a week after my husband, eight year old son and I had
typhus. My son was caged in Bertha Abess Children�s center
Flagami Elementary and two of the M-teams there were deeply
with al qaeda (and with Mourad Topalian). Jack Abramoff, on
BOD . . . and Kay Kaldor, the directress, as well as several
of the teachers
and the Cult Awareness Network brassplate operation were
involved. Jack Abramoff had a working relationship with
and Ralph Adouth, close associates of Abdul Qadoos Khan, one
senior members of al qaeda. I believe that Marina Nevskaya
were responsible for the original terrorist attack on my son
with a bone
marrow aspiration punch, and Soviet anthrax from Voz Island
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
attack with VX. He asked a few questions. I had a wide,
He didn�t really care about my answers, he kept checking for
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
They are a pretty cold bunch.
Of course, I have no idea what you would call Almaliach Naor
Dahan, other than �in-bed-with Jack Abramoff, Brian Charles
Perlin and al qaeda.� Not only did they threaten my kids and
Dolphin Mall (in a faded Global Moving truck, with a bottle
stripper rolling around in the back), but I caught them less
several weeks later outside my house, with a Ryder truck,
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
was all smiles as he leaned out of a Ryder truck stacked to
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
trust . . . and I figured they had earned each other�s
company.My auntie had
been the one who persistently reintroduced Perlin into their
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
attack on my parents . . . and that I was a frequent victim
of attacks by al
qaeda. Four squad cars screamed in, followed by several
vans. I shot Dahan a bird on my way home from the
For me, the big question is . . . just who kept attacking
us? The bioweapons
and chemical attacks on us began well before Mohamad Atta
country, but most certainly he was also part of that effort.
Ask your source who the woman was, who gave me a �courtesy
Thursday, September 6, 2001 to tell me that I would be
days. Since I was nowhere near the WTCs, this person had
the subsequent anthrax attacks.
My mother died in June, 2006. Shortly before her death, the
released her from an oath of confidentiality she signed when
materials testing on the prototypes of Fat Man for Manhattan
mother absolutely knew how to construct the most destructive
nuclear bomb. She came under the �watchful eye� of our
thereafter. My auntie was good buddies with Richard
Armitage outed Plame after first trying to have her killed
on April 22,
2000. I keep on outing Armitage. In Bertha Abess, they often
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.
Armitage was one of, or the only one of those special foster
My family life headed south rapidly the afternoon I attended
party my auntie gave. She introduced the guest of honor, the
Aafia Siddiqui. Siddiqui mentioned her work with her
charities. She also
said she often came to Miami to visit her good friend,
was evidently involved with my nephew, who was working for
DARPA on the
real-time battlefield communications system for the US Army.
it all to my nephew and left, disgusted. I renewed my
efforts to find
out what Diane Trainor, Jack Abramoff, Brian Perlin, Yehuda
associates were up to. I feel justice has been done
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
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
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
Jun 11, 2008
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
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
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