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The Musharraf Commission
  • MinMMinM
    Posts: 444
    YouTube - Benazir Bhutto: Bin Laden was Murdered

    Great show last night Len ( Black Op Radio Show 354a and 354b ).

    Show #354
    Original airdate: Dec 27, 2007
    Guest: Col. Fletcher Prouty
    Topic: Political Assassination
    Interview Audio - Part One
    Transcript of the Lecture Anatomy Of Assassination

    " ...When you take over a piece of real estate like that and begin to rule,
    Who are your Police? Who is your Army?
    Who are your Generals and who are your Sergeants?
    Where is your Power?
    This is important, where is your POWER?"
    The assassination of Benazir Bhutto Dec 27 2007
    The story is one man...

    Interview Audio - Part Two

    From April 5, 1975: Conference on The CIA and World Peace

    # History of clandestine activity in early Vietnam
    # Central Intelligence Group becomes CIA
    # Coordination of Intelligence
    # Sources and Methods... what is the law?
    # National Security Council 5412/2
    # 7000 military people, 605 military units in support clandestine activity
    # The "Dulles - Jackson - Corea Report" Jan. 1 1949
    # Is there a Secret Charter for the Agency?
    # 10/2 becomes the 40 Committee

    Will Bunch at
    The Musharraf Commission to announce that a lone nut killed Bhutto
    Larisa Alexandrovna @ and
    Now about Pervez Musharraf (and his ISI handlers)...
    The lone gunmen, err, suicide bomber, err sunroof?
    and Lisa Pease at were on the same page.
    Did Musharraf have Bhutto killed?

    As an aside .. Joseph Cannon uses the conflicting reports about the exact cause of death to take a shot at Jim Fetzer:

    First the Pakistani press said that Bhutto died of a gunshot wound. Then we heard that she died of bomb shrapnel. Now we are told that died from a head injury which occurred when she bumped against the van. Most reports say that the gunman and the suicide bomber were the same person, but a few reports speak of two separate attackers.

    Perhaps she was zapped by space lasers? Calling Professor Fetzer...!

    This was Pakistan’s 9/11; Pakistan’s JFK assassination, and its impact will resonate for years

    The latest revelations seem to confirm the "Secret Team" scenario:

    'US special squad killed Benazir' | Pakistan | News | Newspaper | Daily | English | Online
    US journo claims Bhutto was killed on Cheney’s orders
  • MinMMinM
    Posts: 444

    Why Bush Was Shaken

    " A former high-level State Department official, who maintained close contact with events in Pakistan, told me in October 2001 that he understood that Musharraf had assured the Bush Administration that ‘only the most reliable military people remain in control of the arsenal, and if there’s any real worry he’d disarm them. He does not want the crazies to precipitate a war.’ By then, however, the administration was reviewing and ‘refreshing’ its contingency plans for securing, or possibly ‘exfiltrating,’ Pakistan’s warheads in the event that Musharraf’s government lost control.

    "An elite undercover unit operating under Pentagon control with CIA assistance – trained to slip into foreign countries and find suspected nuclear weapons, and disarm them if necessary – was exploring plans for an operation inside Pakistan, past and present government officials told me. ‘They’re good,’ one American said. ‘If they screw up, they die. They’ve had good success in proving the negative’ – that is, in determining that suspected facilities in third-world countries were not nuclear-related.

    "The American team was apparently getting help from Israel’s most successful special operations unit, the storied Sayeret Matkal, also known as Unit 262, a deep-penetration unit that has been involved in assassinations, the theft of foreign signals-intelligence materials, and the theft and destruction of foreign nuclear weaponry. Members of the Israeli unit arrived in the United States a few days after September 11th, an informed source said, and trained with American Special Forces units at undisclosed locations.

    "Such operations depend on intelligence, however, and there is disagreement within the Administration about the quality of the CIA’s data. The American intelligence community could not be sure, for example, that it knew the precise whereabouts of every Pakistani warhead – or whether all the warheads that it found were real. …. A government expert on Pakistan’s nuclear capabilities depicted the issue in strategic terms: ‘The United States has to look at a new doctrine. Our nuclear strategy has to incorporate the fact that we might have a nuclear-armed fundamentalist government in Pakistan. Even if we know where the weapons are now, it doesn'’ mean we'’l know where they are if the fundamentalists take over. .…’

    "A senior military officer, after confirming that intense planning for a possible exfiltration of warheads was under way, said that he had been concerned of warheads was under way, said he had been concerned not about a military coup but about a localized insurrection by a clique of ISI officers in the field who had access to a nuclear storage facility. …."

    --Chain of Command; Seymour Hersch; pages 292-294

    Ted Shackley's "Secret Team" is featured in Coverup: Behind the Iran Contra Affair
    Not L. Fletcher ;o)

    A Hizbullah Mole?
    Case against CIA spy shocks counterintelligence community

    A former FBI agent who pleaded guilty Tuesday to fraudulently obtaining U.S. citizenship and then improperly accessing sensitive computer information about Hizbullah was working until about a year ago as a CIA spy assigned to Middle East operations, NEWSWEEK has learned.

    The stunning case of Nada Nadim Prouty, a 37-year-old Lebanese native who is related to a suspected Hizbullah money launderer, appears to raise a nightmarish question for U.S. intelligence agencies: could one of the world's most notorious terrorist groups have infiltrated the U.S. government?

    The case is clearly a major embarrassment for both the FBI and CIA and has already raised a host of questions. Chief among them: how did an illegal alien from Lebanon who was working as a waitress at a shish kabob restaurant in Detroit manage to slip through extensive security background checks, including polygraphs, to land highly sensitive positions with the nation's top law enforcement and intelligence agencies?
  • MinMMinM
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    Of course this is all part of a larger global strategy that Fletcher illuminated.

    Resource warfare intensifies across “Grand Chessboard” and Horn of Africa
    Dec 27, 2006, 00:22

    Somalia, and the greater Horn of Africa region, has been a site of simmering geostrategic conflict and rapacious foreign interests for many years, and in earnest since the spring of 2006. The energy wealth of Sudan is a key driver of recent military-intelligence operations, which now include plans by Bush-Blair for the establishment of a no-fly zone over the area.

    If and when Western interests finally do turn to this war, the “war on terrorism” will be evoked as the cause of the violence (the need to crush “Islamic radicals” and “Al Qaeda”) and the likely pretext for military interventions. Similarly, a military intervention into Darfur will be conducted under the now familiar humanitarian pretext of stopping genocide and warlordism, masking the true and hidden objective: oil.

    Algeria Attack and the al-Qaeda Penetration of Africa
    Wednesday April 11th 2007, 10:00 pm

    It is sincerely mysterious “al-Qaeda” has a knack of showing up in places targeted by the neocons..

    Does AFRICOM ring a bell? It should, that is if you bother to read the newspaper beyond horoscopes and celebrity gossip. Back in February,
    Defense Secretary Robert “Iran-Contra” Gates “announced the creation of AFRICOM, which will ultimately be responsible for all of Africa except Egypt, which has existing military ties with U.S. Central Command,” according to Stars and Stripes. “AFRICOM’s purpose is to make Africa the primary concern of one combatant command instead of a ’secondary or tertiary’ concern for three other commands.” In other words, the neocons have a keen interest in expanding the WOT into Africa.

    “AFRICOM came into being shortly before the United States used the Ethiopian armed forces, supported by US air power and small teams of special forces, to destabilize the Islamic Courts Union which had stabilized of most of Somalia and, for the first time in years, brought a semblance of normalcy to the country,” writes Matthew Good. “U.S. Special Forces accompanied the Ethiopian Army when it stormed across the border in late December to support the besieged and isolated Transitional Federal Government (TFG). The United States also provided the Ethiopians with “up-to-date intelligence on the military positions of the Islamist fighters in Somalia,” Pentagon and counterterrorism officials told The New York Times,” adds Conn Hallinan, writing for Foreign Policy In Focus. “The ostensible reason for U.S. participation in the invasion was the ICU’s supposed association with al-Qaida, a charge that has never been substantiated. U.S. warplanes and ships shelled and rocketed parts of southern Somalia where, according to Oxfam and the UN Refugee Center, 70 civilians died and more than 100 were wounded.”

    Hallinan continues:

    The White House’s plans for Africa, which reach far beyond the Horn, are part of a general militarization of U.S. foreign policy. A recent congressional report found that “some embassies have effectively become command posts, with military personnel in those countries all but supplanting the role of ambassadors in conducting American foreign policy.” The United States is already pouring $500 million into its Trans-Sahel Counterterrorism Initiative that embraces Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria in North Africa, and nations boarding the Sahara including Mauritania, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Chad, and Senegal. A major U.S. base in Djibouti houses some 1,800 troops and played an important role in the Somali invasion.

    With Africa expected to provide a quarter of all U.S. oil imports by 2015, a major focus of AFRICOM will be the Gulf of Guinea. The gulf countries of Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Angola, and the Congo Republic all possess enormous oil reserves. Some of them are plagued by exactly the kind of “instability” that AFRICOM was created to address.

    It hardly comes as a surprise the usual suspects are behind AFRICOM, most
    notably Elliot Abrams, yet another Iran-Contra criminal. Abrams is not only a schoolbook version of a neocon—hooked up with PNAC, CSP, the American Jewish Committee, and the Hudson Institute—but he is also a former member of the Council on Foreign Relations, thus demonstrating once again the kissing cousin aspect between neocon and neolib. As the Deputy National Security Adviser for Global Democracy Strategy at the National Security Council and point person on Israel, it is an understatement to declare Abrams has pull.

    “In 2002 he was appointed senior director of Near East and North African Affairs, just as the Bush Administration began basing troops in Djibouti on the strategic Horn of Africa,” writes Conn Hallinan elsewhere. “Some of those forces took part in the recent invasion of Somalia. Abrams also helped launch the Trans-Sahel Counterterrorism Initiative that has drawn a number of countries in North Africa and areas bordering the Sahara into a web of military alliances.” ..

    And thus the “al-Qaeda” threat keeps on rolling, out of the Middle East and right into the midst of Africa, where there happens to be no shortage of strategic minerals and such.

    US Navy Begins Training Deployment to West Africa

    The amphibious ship USS Fort McHenry will leave the U.S. naval base at Norfolk, Virginia on Tuesday to establish what the navy calls Africa Partnership Station off the coast of West Africa.

    Officials say the goal is to provide what they call a "persistent presence" in the Gulf of Guinea area,, General Ward says Africa Command will do the same type of training and humanitarian assistance missions the U.S. military has pursued in Africa for years, but will do more and will have better coordination with other U.S. government agencies, humanitarian groups and African governments.

    He says such missions should help dispel concerns expressed in many African countries about alleged plans establish U.S. bases on the continent and to 'militarize' U.S. Africa policy..

    Two U.S. sailors found dead in hotel room in Ghana

    ACCRA (Reuters) - Two U.S. Navy sailors were found dead on Tuesday in their hotel room while on shore leave in the West African country of Ghana, the U.S. Navy said.

    The cause of death was unknown and was being investigated by Ghanaian authorities in cooperation with U.S. Navy officials, the Navy said in a statement.

    "Currently there is no suggestion of foul play," Lieutenant Patrick Foughty, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy Sixth Fleet, told Reuters by telephone from Naples, Italy.

    The sailors, who were not identified, were stationed aboard the Fort McHenry, a 600-foot (185-metre) dock landing ship based in Little Creek, Virginia.

    The vessel was docked in the Ghanaian port of Tema, some 18 miles east of the capital Accra, as part of a U.S. naval partnership program in West Africa.

    During a six-month mission, the Fort McHenry will train West African navies to fight drug smuggling and maritime security threats in a region which supplies nearly a fifth of U.S. oil imports.

    Foughty said the sailor's deaths would not prevent the training mission from going ahead.

    Both were on shore leave from USS Fort McHenry, part of the advance guard for AFRICOM.
    Gunman kills U.S. diplomat, driver in Sudan
    AFRICOM staff to grow to 1,300 as it takes over military activities
    Bono meets Pentagon chief to discuss poverty | Entertainment | Reuters
    US diplomat found dead in Pakistan, suicide suspected: police- Politics/Nation-News-The Economic Times
    U.S. diplomat dies in Pakistan; suicide suspected
    Project for the New American Century (PNAC). "Lead the World to Victory":

    A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm
    The Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies Jerusalem, Washington

    Israel can shape its strategic environment, in cooperation with Turkey and Jordan, by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria. This effort can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq — an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right — as a means of foiling Syria’s regional ambitions..

    Participants in the Study Group on "A New Israeli Strategy Toward 2000:"

    Richard Perle, American Enterprise Institute, Study Group Leader

    James Colbert, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
    Charles Fairbanks, Jr., Johns Hopkins University/SAIS
    Douglas Feith, Feith and Zell Associates
    Robert Loewenberg, President, Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies
    Jonathan Torop, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
    David Wurmser, Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies
    Meyrav Wurmser, Johns Hopkins University

    The "Clean Break Strategy" lays out the so-called Bush Doctrine. The neocon plan was to balkanize the Middle East. Pitting groups like Sunni v Shia and Fatah v Hamas , whether or not this is a sound strategy , it's playing out like a neocon wetdream so far.

    Unfortunately for Dubya politically you can't take credit for stirring up regional conflict. Especially given the fact this plan was in place before he became President, he and Cheney are the tools that are implementing it, and he lied his ass off leading up to the war.
  • MinMMinM
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    AFRICOM: The Recolonization of Africa by Uncle Sam

    The spirit of John F. Kennedy's Peace Corps, a civilian program without any ties to the U.S. military or intelligence community designed to help steer newly-emergent nations, mostly in Africa, to self-sufficiency and development, is officially dead.

    George W. Bush's Africa Command (AFRICOM) not only places oil and global military strategy as the number one and two goals of America's Africa policy but places the State Department's assistance program for Africa firmly under Pentagon control.

    In Pentagon-speak, AFRICOM, created on October 1, 2007, is currently a sub-unified command under the European Command (EUCOM) in Stuttgart, Germany. On October 1, 2008, AFRICOM will become a separate unified command. AFRICOM is still looking for a permanent base in Africa but there is a likelihood that it will be scattered as a "distributed command" across the continent to further extend America's military presence into every region, Saharan and Sub-Saharan.

    Moreover, the militarization of America's Africa policy, begun under George H. W. Bush and continued by Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, will continue in a Hillary Clinton administration. That is because there is a group of militaristic U.S. African "experts" in the Pentagon, State Department, and in-waiting at pro-Hillary Clinton think tanks like the Center for American Progress (CAP). Ironically, these "experts" are mostly woman and they include current Assistant US Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Theresa Whalen, and Bill Clinton's Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Susan Rice, who is currently with CAP.
    Bill Clinton with one of Africa's most corrupt and blood thirsty dictators, Paul Kagame, in 2006. Bush I-Clinton I-Bush II-and possible Clinton II Africa policies are carbon copies of each other.

    The militarism of America's policy on Africa centers on propping up dictators who have bought into the globalization agenda and who have offered up bases for the U.S. military incursion into Africa that seeks to recolonize the continent.

    This neo-colonization of Africa is evident in the Bush administration's soft policy towards the incumbent President of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki, who has just stolen the presidential election from his progressive opponent Raila Odinga, the son of the first Vice President of Kenya, who later became an opposition leader and was jailed by the government. Raila Odinga heads the opposition Orange Democratic Movement, but this "themed" and "color-connected" popular movement does not buy into the neocon line and therefore received no support from the corporate-funded think tanks and the corporate media in the United States and elsewhere.

    US ambassador to Kenya Michael Ranneberger actually showed his support for Kibaki's "Florida-style" election "victory," before backing down to a small extent. Ranneberger, a career Foreign Service officer, has been active in various hot spots where U.S. intelligence and the military have also been active, most of the time not for the betterment of the nations involved: Sudan, Cuba, Somalia, Mali, Angola, Namibia, Mozambique, El Salvador, Haiti, and Paraguay.

    The militarization of U.S. Africa policy is highlighted by the fact that Agency for International Development (USAID) [closely linked to CIA covert activities in Africa and elsewhere] and State Department officials are to be assigned to the AFRICOM headquarters. AFRICOM commander, US Army General William E. "Kip" Ward, will be assisted by military and State Department Foreign Service deputies. As with the top militaristic foreign policy "expert" in the Bush administration, Frazer, an African American, the selection of Ward, also an African American, is a shameless attempt by the Bush administration to mask the true intent of AFRICOM among Africa's black population.

    AFRICOM will serve as a major pass-through for U.S. covert operations in Africa, mainly because U.S. civilian assistance funds will be funneled through AFRICOM's budget, and, therefore, be controlled by the Pentagon. The funding mechanisms for AFRICOM will also permit private military contractors like Blackwater USA, Dyncorp, and Triple Canopy to extend their operations in Africa.

    It is clear that the necons are planning to turn Africa into the next war zone by providing military aid for the crushing of secessionist, tribal, and democracy movements. We see U.S. military- and law enforcement-provided weapons now being used against political protesters in Kenya and Ethiopia..
  • MinMMinM
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    As an aside .. Joseph Cannon uses the conflicting reports about the exact cause of death to take a shot at Jim Fetzer:

    the Pakistani press said that Bhutto died of a gunshot wound. Then we
    heard that she died of bomb shrapnel. Now we are told that died from a
    head injury which occurred when she bumped against the van. Most reports
    say that the gunman and the suicide bomber were the same person, but a
    few reports speak of two separate attackers.

    Perhaps she was zapped by space lasers? Calling Professor Fetzer...!

    Martin, I saw that. I also saw yesterday a piece by Fetzer where he was attacking Len Osanic of Black Op Radio, and Jim DiEugenio. Calling Len a disinformation artist and Jim and CIA agent. It seems they earned these titles by - Len not letting Fetzer
    on the show as much but letting Jim on instead. And Len making the 50
    reasons for 50 years video series and letting Bob Groden get the number
    11 spot and putting Fetzer at 16.
    Personally I think Fetzer is lucky
    to have a spot at all. A lot of people didn't want him on there with
    his far out theories, and it seems Len fought to get him a spot out of
     You're so right in your claim that if someone doesn't agree with the ever more ridiculous and paranoid claims of Fetzer and Lifton they are marked out as CIA agents.
  • heinrichheinrich
    Posts: 208
    Where's this piece by Fetzer attacking BlackOp? Can we see the link?
  • My real question is: Why does Mini Me keep resurrecting ancient postings rather than simply starting a new thread with new information he has come up with? It's bad enough he posts unending diatribes containing multiple photos and videos that no one in their right mind is going to try to parse. Does he have to bump antediluvian examples from his own greatest hits? If I had to identify the worst folks whose intent is to muddy the waters, it wouldn't be Fetzer or DiEugenio at the top of the list, it would be this character.
  • MinMMinM
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    LordBalto said:

    My real question is: Why does Mini Me keep resurrecting ancient postings rather than simply starting a new thread with new information he has come up with? It's bad enough he posts unending diatribes containing multiple photos and videos that no one in their right mind is going to try to parse. Does he have to bump antediluvian examples from his own greatest hits? If I had to identify the worst folks whose intent is to muddy the waters, it wouldn't be Fetzer or DiEugenio at the top of the list, it would be this character.

    I've never understood this line of thinking. What is so sacrosanct (or taboo) about bumping old threads? In this case it was to bring up Joseph Cannon's critique of Jim Fetzer with regards to Fetzer's current kerfuffle with BlackOpRadio. Cannon was the first that I had seen suggest that Fetzer was some sort of disinfo agent.

    As for having some convoluted threads .. guilty as charged. However there's no intent to muddy the waters. I just like to have some of this information at my fingertips. So some threads get chocked full of what may or may not be useful to others.

    Hugh Manatee Wins has more on Fetzer.