Two stories and one nightmare
Aziz is a survivor, and still adept at picking up a tune.
Associated Press is reporting that, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Cornell University, "nearly half of all Americans believe the U.S. government should restrict the civil liberties of Muslim Americans." To be precise, 44%.
Researchers found that Republicans, the "religious," and those who pay considerable attention to television news, were more likely to favour the curtailing of rights. More than a quarter of those surveyed "supported requiring all Muslim Americans to register where they lived with the federal government." Such measures are about to be beta tested in Fallujah, where residents will be "photographed, fingerprinted and have iris scans taken before being issued ID cards," which they are to wear "in plain sight at all times."
Remarking on the results of the survey, Mahdi Bray, executive director of the Muslim American Society, said "The nation is at war, even if it's not a traditional war. We just have to remain vigilant and continue to interface." Interface? Bray is still speaking the language of the Clinton years. That velvet glove fell to the ground in the collapse of the towers. When the next synthetic terror attack rocks America and the addled populace become glued to Showdown: Iran, Bray will find his efforts to interface rebuffed like the President in Independence Day, when he asked the alien "What do you want us to do?"
More than two years ago, a Jewish friend said solemly he expected a new Holocaust, and that the Arab people would be the victims.
"Die," said the alien.
Finally, here's something I hestitate to post, but will, and will likely regret it. Because it's probably, hopefully, entirely bullshit.
Several days ago on the web board of Godlikeproductions, a new poster appeared calling himself "German Guy." (Here is the thread, but be warned: because he is unregistered anyone is able to post under the name, and he has attracted several obvious copycats and hoaxers. Also, the thread is now well over 1,000 posts long, most of them chaff and nonsense.) He said he was a recently retired agent of the BND, with sensitive information regarding an impending staged nuclear attack on American soil. Specifically, Houston, December 27, perpetrated by what he called the "Hidden Hand" faction of the CIA, Mossad and SAS.
I should note right now that at least two respondents on "German Guy"'s thread have already, and separately, taken this threat warning to the FBI.
The website went down Friday night, and at the time of this posting is not up again. It's likely something as innocuous as a problem with the server. However, as I was reading German Guy's posts, I entertained the possibility that he really was BND, and weighed the chances of the site remaining up in that event. So I archived the thread. [On edit, the site is up again.]
I know it may appear otherwise, but I don't mean to be unduly alarmist. The thing is, how do we know what's "unduly"? It's not like the sky isn't falling.
Even if not genuine, German Guy makes a fascinating read - doom porn, I guess that would make it - and he's clearly done his cloak and dagger homework.
Here are some excerpts:
To 9-11. I personally (and many within the German intelligence services) believe that 9-11 was an internal operation planned and executed by an extreme pro-Israel faction within the American government and intelligence services. The technicalities evident in both planning, timing and precision flying point to the use of technologies not available to so-called terrorist groups.
We believe that the relationship between the so-called al-Qaeda group (really the Muslim Brotherhood which is financed by the British) and the Israeli intelligence services is very complicated, but there is an alliance of convenience. We ran a personality profile on some of the alleged hijackers, analysed handwriting and applied linguistic methodologies, and thus believe that Atta was a Mossad asset.
There is also an enabling aspect on the part of the Pakistani intelligence services, which is a clone of the CIA. Yesterday Musharraf told your media that he had done everything possible to destroy the Taliban enclave in the border areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan. This is a lie. Neither the Americans nor the Pakistanis have any intention of breaking the Afghan rebel forces, as they will need them to become more extreme and regain the coüntry at a future date.
I think it would be very interesting to see Osama bin Laden and Mr Wolfowitz in a room together privately, for I am sure they would kiss each other on the cheeks as brothers under the skin with roughly the same general project, though sharply divergent goals.
It seems that a grouping of international corporate entities and financial institutions have decided that America at this late stage is only good for projecting military force, and so it will use up American resources to advance its own agenda until there is not much left of American power and credibility.
Wolfowitz is also running a Mossad agent in the Houston area called Avner Meir, whose present status is unknown, but we believe he is currently holding a visitor´s visa. His job is to facilitate the smuggling of Muslims (any Muslims will do) across the Mexican border and provide them with accomodation and distress funds under the asuspices of a fake charitable organisation. We suspect that Meir, also a master forger, will provide the unwitting Muslims with forged US passports and driving licences, plenty of Muslim literature, commendations and enough money to be "seen and remembered".
This was the basis of my discussions with American diplomatic personnel in Frankfurt yesterday, both of whom have been locked in secret discussions with the German government over, among many other things, their application for political refugee status in the event of making this known to the media.
The far side of the CIA and Mossad have been ordered to drop any plans they may have had for bombing the financial district of Frankfurt, including the European Central Bank. The Wolfowitz Network has decided that the Houston detonation must take priority over everything else.
All of our intercepts, field information and disclosures from former (and not so former!) US diplomatic personnel, tell us that the American people are being set up for another, but even more devastating, 9-11 tragedy in which a tiny group of people will gain enormously at the expense of the rest of the world.
A poster "John Doe," claiming to have worked for Canadian intelligence and attached for a time to the BND, added this:
You can believe the "German Guy". I have another cloak-and-dagger pseudonymn to add the roster. John Doe. I operate under the auspices of CSIS. Bewteen 2000 and 2001, I was attached to the Organisierte Kriminalität under the BND. We were investigating Mossad ha-Mossad le-Modiin ule-Tafkidim Meyuhadim connections to Muslim-based terrorist cells in Hamburg and Düsseldorf. In September of 2001 just as we were closing in on a Mossad agent, the operation was shut down by order from Pullach. All agents were reassigned. I was sent back to Ottawa - and then later reassigned to Canadian Consulate in Bejing. But while attached to the BND, I did overhear some intel chatter regarding late December, 2004. Although only bits and pieces (sound byte here and there - which I´ve been formally trained to decipher when in a framed context), it appears to relate to a multi-intel-agency operation involving a number of Western governments, including the CIA which initiated the op. Target unknown. Weapon and delivery system unknown. However, the operation has been named as ´Feuerball´ by the BND. German for fireball. As my connections to the BND have been severed and I have no formal working relationship with CIA (only lower level FBI), there´s not much I can offer. Hopefully the German insider may pass along some more sound bytes as the time is nearing closer.
To which "German Guy" replied:
I retired shortly before the operation you mentioned. I take it you would have been part of a three-way operation since the local state Landesamt für Verfassungsschutz (Agency for the Protection of the Constitution) likes to stick its bureaucratic nose in wherever it can :-)
Yes, Sir, welcome to the world of politically compromised intelligence with first-class operatives let down by poor management structures. No small coincidence that Mossad was on the receiving end.
This was not the main reason I took early retirement (mainly my health) but it was a big consideration.
Mossad has committed a large number of crimes in Germany and we have been able to prove it. But our political masters always prevent us from finishing the job. You may have heard about Uwe Barschel who ran foul of Mossad? Murder made to look like suicide that was a classic Kidon killing. Or the Free Democrat leader Jürgen Möllemann who suffered an unfortunate accident when his parachute failed to open? (Strange that he had begun to develop an outspoken criticism of Israel´s West Bank policies!)
Now the Metsada in Israel are directing their Katsa operatives (or Sayan helpers) to stir up muslims in Germany, hoping to provoke tensions and ill feelings between the communities, which is a shame because we have very good mixed culture relations here.
You are probably correct in identifying the codename ´Feuerball´ or similar to the anticipated next wave of "terrorist" activity, although I cannot confirm that personally. There exists at present some rivalry between Pullach and the BND presence in Berlin (I was against the move to Berlin and was quite outspoken on that) and they even have rival codewords for the same projects.
I still keep in touch with some of my colleagues and we continue to swap notes (over a beer or several :-), and I still have good contacts to some Americans I used to work with. Furthermore I work as a hobbyist with an old partner who is a technical computer genius and we network with other retired or resigned BND service personnel.
Let me tell you what we fear most - and this comes out of our intercepts. We do not fear so-called Arab "terrorists". We fear Mossad and we fear some of the groups that work on the far side of the CIA.
Mr Rumsfeld once explained his "mad dog" theory of international posturing, saying that an unpredicatble America would be an America respected out of fear. Well he is wrong. Because after a while the unpredictability becomes eminently predictable and all vanishes into thin air.
And these are his final remarks before the site went down:
If I would be allowed to spend some time with members of your Congress, I would perhaps be inclined to ask those not compromised by the Wolfowitz network and the Israeli government a number of very important questions:
Why has the FBI failed to investigate the role played by Mr Wolfowitz in illegally helping Kamran Akhtar (a.k.a. Kamran Shaikh) with cover and technical support immediately after the CIA-backed Mara Salvatruchas had brought him safely across the Mexican border and shortly before the arrest of Akhtar by Charlotte City police on July 20?
Why did Mr Wolfowitz ask Avner Meir to provide Kamran Akhtar with video equipment and explicit instructions to film public buildings and vital civilian infrastructure in Houston, Atlanta and Dallas?
Why did Mr Wolfowitz order the assassination of an undercover CIA operative, Kamel Derwish, who had worked so faithfully for him by recruiting and importing Mossad-trained al-Qaeda agents under the codename "Operation Haeremai"? Was it because Kamel Derwish was under investigation by dedicated FBI agents and thus exposed Wolfowitz to charges of treason and material conspiracy in planning acts of terrorism against the American people?
Why has Mr Wolfowitz provided Mossad super-spy Rafi Eytan with a free pass into the United States, despite a long-standing prohibition?
Why does Rafi Eytan regularly send Mr Wolfowitz highly irreverent childlike poems written in the Hebrew language and interlaced with Kabbalistic references in alternating 3-7-3 and 12-4-12 sequences? Why does Rafi Eytan periodically phone Mr Wolfowitz at his private residence and speak to him in the voice of a little girl?
Why did Mr Wolfowitz authorise a 120,000 dollar transfer to Frank Riley (also known as Terence Lawley) via the CIA-backed Mara Salvatruchas syndicate on April 14, 2004?
Why did Mr Wolfowitz pressure John Ashcroft to order an FBI closure of the investigation of the murder of nuclear physicist John Mullen, who, as we already know, had been briefed by a network contact man to provide an hypothetical schematic of a remote-controlled nuclear device to be detonated in an "hypothetical" city "the size of Houston"?
Probably nothing but an artful and informed lie. But as Steve Earle sings in Conspiracy Theory, "once you've added every little lie together You finally find the truth was always waiting there."
And in the unlikely event it's more, then it's prudent to establish a record now.