THE U.S.A. AND ISRAEL: NUCLEAR ARMED TERRORIST STATES.

THE U.S.A. AND ISRAEL: NUCLEAR ARMED TERRORIST STATES.


While the US and Israel have been busily accusing others of ‘terrorism’
for years, the reality that very few seem able to see is that the only
people with their boots on dirt that doesn’t belong to them are the US
and Israel. The people that the US and Israel call ‘terrorists’ are
actually only people that are defending their lands and culture against
occupation and denigration.


When Israel was created in 1948,
Zionists seized by using terrorist methods much more than was given to
them by the UN. They used massacres and fear to drive the Palestinians
out of their lands. Once Israel had become a state, it immediately
accused Palestinians that resisted Israeli expansion of being
‘terrorists’. The label has stuck ever since.


But who are the real terrorists here?

From
the day Israel was created, it has used classic terrorist methods in
order to expand its own territory and to eliminate Palestinian and Arab
opposition. In 1967 it goaded and provoked Syria, the Palestinians and
surrounding Arab states into a war that they then accused their enemies
of starting. As a result, the Israelis took over and occupied lands
that did not belong to them including the Golan Heights, the West Bank,
the Gaza Strip and the Sinai. The Sinai was merely a bargaining chip
for the Israelis and they soon handed it back to the Egyptians in
exchange for a promise that they wouldn’t give Israel a hard time in
the future.


The Gaza Strip was colonized by the Israelis but the
Palestinians were able to give them a hard enough time that they
eventually gave up and left. The Israelis hope that one day they’ll be
able to drive the Palestinians completely out of the Gaza Strip by
slowly depriving them of the ability to live. As well as the
deprivations, the Israelis also find opportunities and excuses to bomb
and destroy homes, schools, supply tunnels, government buildings, power
plants, flourmills, as well as killing thousands of Palestinians by
frequent aerial bombardments and land incursions into the Gaza all in
the hope of terrorising them enough that they want to leave. Once the
Palestinians have gone, the Israelis would then return.

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Zionists determine good and evil

Zionists Determine Good and Evil

February 7, 2010

dershowitz-020410.jpg

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

Alan Dershowitz (left) recently called Richard Goldstone “an evil man” for censuring Israel’s Dec. 2008 Gaza War in his UN Report.

If God is synonymous with absolute truth and justice, Dershowitz exposes Zionism as a war on God.  Zionists turn good and evil on their head, and define “good” as whatever benefits them.

This is the New World Order folks; “Good” is “what’s Good for the Jews.”

Speaking on Israeli Army Radio Jan. 31, Alan Dershowitz called Goldstone a “traitor.”

He is “using his Jewishness to malign Israel…He is an evil man, one who allowed himself to be used against the Jewish people, an absolute traitor.”

Goldstone accused both Israel and Hamas of war crimes but singled Israel out for inflicting a “collective punishment” on civilians.

In “Operation Cast Lead,” (Dec 24 2008- Jan 21, 2009) Israel killed 1400 Palestinians, 80% of whom were civilians, the majority women and children. Over 5000 more were wounded. 22,000 structures and 280 schools were destroyed. About 200 Factories and 700 Businesses Damaged. Eight hospitals and 26 clinics were destroyed.

This was in retaliation for the death of four Israelis in all of 2008 from Hamas “rockets.” (Another four died from rockets during the conflict.)

In January and February 2008 alone, 63 Israelis died in road accidents.
That’s 378 on an annualized basis.

richard-goldstone.jpg(Richard Goldstone, left)

Just as 378 fatalities are the price of driving, four deaths in 2008 from rockets is a small price for stealing a whole country and confining over a million refugees to an open air prison.

But let a few Jews question Israel’s savagery and they are “traitors…evil [men.]”

If Zionists like Dershowitz want to get metaphysical, surely they represent evil, and are the greatest threat to world peace.

SUBJECTIVITY

In his book “Sex and Character,” (1903), Austrian Jewish philosopher Otto Weininger compared Jews to women in that some are incapable of moral objectivity or intellectual honesty. They don’t seem to understand that good and evil, truth and untruth, are independent of them, their dictate or interests.

As the self-chosen leaders of a self-chosen people, Zionists have a mission to reorganize the world and reality itself. The Illuminati bankers, many of whom are Jewish or part-Jewish, are tapping into this tendency to play God and turn reality upside down.

As God usurpers, organized Jewry is incapable of admitting doing wrong, or that anti-Semitism is the result. Why should they? They are God. They would sooner convince the whole world it is wrong.

I was living in Israel Feb 21,1973 when the Israelis shot down a Lybian airliner killing 105 passengers. The plane had accidentally strayed into the Sinai. I was appalled by the self pitying hand wringing and mealy mouthed excuses. “We’d look into your blue eyes and do it all over again,” one commentator wrote. I didn’t stay.

“UNDERDOG”

In a recent article, Robert Fisk remarks on the Israeli need to play underdog always at the edge of annihilation.

“Forget Israel’s invasion of Lebanon in 1982 and the 15,000 Lebanese and Palestinian dead. Forget the Sabra and Shatila massacre that same year by Israel’s militia allies as their troops watched. Erase the Qana massacre of 1996 – 106 Lebanese killed by Israeli shellfire, more than half of them children – and delete the 1,500 in the 2006 Lebanon war…- if you believe the security elite of Israel’s right wing here in Herzliya – [Israel] is now under an even more dangerous, near-unprecedented attack.”

Despite having over 200 nuclear bombs, Israel fans this hysteria better to wage an endless war of aggression. Ordinary Israelis feel they have no choice but fight. (See, my “The Zionist Protection Racket.”)

Jews are on the defensive because they think they’re hated for no reason. They think that to admit wrong would justify their extermination. Not true. Many Jews are agents and scapegoats for the agenda of the Illuminati Jewish bankers. No one wants to exterminate them, but anti-Semitism will grow as the New World Order becomes more apparent and more onerous.

CONCLUSION

As a Jew, I am tired of Zionists defining the Jewish interest; tired of their relentless distortion of truth.

I am sick of the US Congress and media towing the Zionist line; sick of how Zionists manufacture anti-Semitism to make Jews conform.

The New World Order is redefining reality (Good and Evil) in terms of the Illuminati banker agenda. Jews (Neocons, Liberals,Communists, Socialists, Feminists) have been brainwashed to advance their world government agenda and to destroy all collective identity, i.e. race, religion, nation and family (gender.)

Ordinary Jews will take the fall. If they remain complacent, they’ll have no one to blame but themselves. But I’m thankful for righteous Jews like Richard Goldstone who recognize truth and have the courage to tell it.

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Zionists Determine Good and Evil

Zionists Determine Good and Evil


February 7, 2010

dershowitz-020410.jpg
by Henry Makow Ph.D.

Alan Dershowitz (left) recently called Richard Goldstone “an evil man” for censuring Israel’s Dec. 2008 Gaza War in his UN Report.

If
God is synonymous with absolute truth and justice, Dershowitz exposes
Zionism as a war on God.  Zionists turn good and evil on their head,
and define “good” as whatever benefits them.

This is the New World Order folks; “Good” is “what’s Good for the Jews.”

Speaking on Israeli Army Radio Jan. 31, Alan Dershowitz called Goldstone a “traitor.”

He
is “using his Jewishness to malign Israel…He is an evil man, one who
allowed himself to be used against the Jewish people, an absolute
traitor.”

Goldstone accused both Israel and Hamas of war
crimes but singled Israel out for inflicting a “collective punishment”
on civilians.

In “Operation Cast Lead,” (Dec 24 2008- Jan 21, 2009) Israel killed 1400 Palestinians, 80% of whom were civilians, the majority women and children. Over 5000 more were wounded. 22,000 structures and 280 schools were destroyed. About 200 Factories and 700 Businesses Damaged. Eight hospitals and 26 clinics were destroyed.

This was in retaliation for the death of four Israelis in all of 2008 from Hamas “rockets.” (Another four died from rockets during the conflict.)

In January and February 2008 alone, 63 Israelis died in road accidents.  
That’s 378 on an annualized basis.

richard-goldstone.jpg(Richard Goldstone, left)

Just
as 378 fatalities are the price of driving, four deaths in 2008 from
rockets is a small price for stealing a whole country and confining
over a million refugees to an open air prison.

But let a few Jews question Israel’s savagery and they are “traitors…evil [men.]”

If Zionists like Dershowitz want to get metaphysical, surely they represent evil, and are the greatest threat to world peace.

SUBJECTIVITY

In his book “Sex and Character,”
(1903), Austrian Jewish philosopher Otto Weininger compared Jews to
women in that some are incapable of moral objectivity or intellectual
honesty. They don’t seem to understand that good and evil, truth and
untruth, are independent of them, their dictate or interests.

As the self-chosen leaders of a self-chosen people, Zionists have a mission to reorganize the world and reality itself. The Illuminati bankers, many of whom are Jewish or part-Jewish, are tapping into this tendency to play God and turn reality upside down.

As
God usurpers, organized Jewry is incapable of admitting doing wrong, or
that anti-Semitism is the result. Why should they? They are God. They
would sooner convince the whole world it is wrong.

I was living in Israel Feb 21,1973 when the Israelis shot down a Lybian airliner
killing 105 passengers. The plane had accidentally strayed into the
Sinai. I was appalled by the self pitying hand wringing and mealy
mouthed excuses. “We’d look into your blue eyes and do it all over
again,” one commentator wrote. I didn’t stay.

“UNDERDOG”

In a recent article, Robert Fisk remarks on the Israeli need to play underdog always at the edge of annihilation.

“Forget
Israel’s invasion of Lebanon in 1982 and the 15,000 Lebanese and
Palestinian dead. Forget the Sabra and Shatila massacre that same year
by Israel’s militia allies as their troops watched. Erase the Qana
massacre of 1996 – 106 Lebanese killed by Israeli shellfire, more than
half of them children – and delete the 1,500 in the 2006 Lebanon
war…- if you believe the security elite of Israel’s right wing here
in Herzliya – [Israel] is now under an even more dangerous,
near-unprecedented attack.”

Despite having over 200 nuclear
bombs, Israel fans this hysteria better to wage an endless war of
aggression. Ordinary Israelis feel they have no choice but fight. (See,
my “The Zionist Protection Racket.”)

Jews
are on the defensive because they think they’re hated for no reason.
They think that to admit wrong would justify their extermination. Not
true. Many Jews are agents and scapegoats for the agenda of the
Illuminati Jewish bankers. No one wants to exterminate them, but
anti-Semitism will grow as the New World Order becomes more apparent
and more onerous.

CONCLUSION

As a Jew, I am tired of Zionists defining the Jewish interest; tired of their relentless distortion of truth.

I
am sick of the US Congress and media towing the Zionist line; sick of
how Zionists manufacture anti-Semitism to make Jews conform.

The
New World Order is redefining reality (Good and Evil) in terms of the
Illuminati banker agenda. Jews (Neocons, Liberals,Communists,
Socialists, Feminists) have been brainwashed to advance their world
government agenda and to destroy all collective identity, i.e. race,
religion, nation and family (gender.)

Ordinary Jews will take
the fall. If they remain complacent, they’ll have no one to blame but
themselves. But I’m thankful for righteous Jews like Richard Goldstone
who recognize truth and have the courage to tell it.

U.S. fighting “psychological war” in Gulf: Iran

U.S. fighting “psychological war” in Gulf: Iran
Reuters – February 4, 2010

Iran accused the United States on Thursday of launching a “psychological war” in the Gulf region by presenting Tehran as a threat to Gulf Arab states to convince them they needed U.S. protection.

U.S. officials said on Sunday the United States had expanded land-and sea-based missile defense systems in and around the Gulf – a waterway crucial for global oil supplies – to counter what it sees as Iran’s growing missile threat.

The U.S. deployments include expanded land-based Patriot defensive missile installations in Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

“They don’t want to see good and growing relations between Iran and its neighbors in the Persian Gulf and thus started a psychological war,” Major General Hassan Firouzabadi, the chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, was quoted as saying on semi-official news agency ILNA. Iran’s top military official also played down the threat to the Islamic republic from Patriot missiles.

“It is not new for us … we were informed when they were installed, including about their exact locations … Patriot missile could be easily deactivated by using simple tactics.”

A foreign ministry official said earlier this week Washington was trying to stoke “Iran phobia” in the Middle East and said Tehran enjoyed friendly ties with neighboring states.

The United States is making the deployments at a time of tension in a long-running international row over Iran’s nuclear energy programme, with Western powers calling for a fourth round of U.N. sanctions against Tehran for refusing to halt uranium enrichment.

Analysts speculate that the United States or its ally Israel, could stage an attack on nuclear facilities they think could allow Tehran to acquire nuclear weapons. Iran says it is only interested in generating electricity.

Gulf countries, which have extensive cooperation with the US. military, could be targets for reprisals if their territories were perceived as involved in operations.

The Fateful Geological Prize Called Haiti

The Fateful Geological Prize Called Haiti
By: F. William Engdahl, author of Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order
February 3rd, 2010

A former US President becomes UN Special Envoy to earthquake-stricken Haiti. A born-again neo-conservative US business wheeler-dealer preacher claims Haitians are condemned for making a literal ‘pact with the Devil.’ Venezuelan, Nicaraguan, Bolivian, French and Swiss rescue organizations accuse the US military of refusing landing rights to planes bearing necessary medicines and urgently needed potable water to the millions of Haitians stricken, injured and homeless.

Behind the smoke, rubble and unending drama of human tragedy in the hapless Caribbean country, a drama is in full play for control of what geophysicists believe may be one of the world’s richest zones for hydrocarbons-oil and gas outside the Middle East, possibly orders of magnitude greater than that of nearby Venezuela.

Haiti, and the larger island of Hispaniola of which it is a part, has the geological fate that it straddles one of the world’s most active geological zones, where the deepwater plates of three huge structures relentlessly rub against one another-the intersection of the North American, South American and Caribbean tectonic plates. Below the ocean and the waters of the Caribbean, these plates consist of an oceanic crust some 3 to 6 miles thick, floating atop an adjacent mantle. Haiti also lies at the edge of the region known as the Bermuda Triangle, a vast area in the Caribbean subject to bizarre and unexplained disturbances.

This vast mass of underwater plates are in constant motion, rubbing against each other along lines analogous to cracks in a broken porcelain vase that has been reglued. The earth’s tectonic plates typically move at a rate 50 to 100 mm annually in relation to one another, and are the origin of earthquakes and of volcanoes. The regions of convergence of such plates are also areas where vast volumes of oil and gas can be pushed upwards from the Earth’s mantle. The geophysics surrounding the convergence of the three plates that run more or less directly beneath Port-au-Prince make the region prone to earthquakes such as the one that struck Haiti with devastating ferocity on January 12.

A relevant Texas geological project

Leaving aside the relevant question of how well in advance the Pentagon and US scientists knew the quake was about to occur, and what Pentagon plans were being laid before January 12, another issue emerges around the events in Haiti that might help explain the bizarre behavior to date of the major ‘rescue’ players-the United States, France and Canada. Aside from being prone to violent earthquakes, Haiti also happens to lie in a zone that, due to the unusual geographical intersection of its three tectonic plates, might well be straddling one of the world’s largest unexplored zones of oil and gas, as well as of valuable rare strategic minerals.

The vast oil reserves of the Persian Gulf and of the region from the Red Sea into the Gulf of Aden are at a similar convergence zone of large tectonic plates, as are such oil-rich zones as Indonesia and the waters off the coast of California. In short, in terms of the physics of the earth, precisely such intersections of tectonic masses as run directly beneath Haiti have a remarkable tendency to be the sites of vast treasures of minerals, as well as oil and gas, throughout the world.

Notably, in 2005, a year after the Bush-Cheney Administration de facto deposed the democratically elected President of Haiti, Jean-Baptiste Aristide, a team of geologists from the Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas began an ambitious and thorough two-phase mapping of all geological data of the Caribbean Basins. The project is due to be completed in 2011. Directed by Dr. Paul Mann, it is called “Caribbean Basins, Tectonics and Hydrocarbons.” It is all about determining as precisely as possible the relation between tectonic plates in the Caribbean and the potential for hydrocarbons-oil and gas.

Notably, the sponsors of the multi-million dollar research project under Mann are the world’s largest oil companies, including Chevron, ExxonMobil, the Anglo-Dutch Shell and BHP Billiton. Curiously enough, the project is the first comprehensive geological mapping of a region that, one would have thought, would have been a priority decades ago for the US oil majors. Given the immense, existing oil production off Mexico, Louisiana, and the entire Caribbean, as well as its proximity to the United States – not to mention the US focus on its own energy security – it is surprising that the region had not been mapped earlier. Now it emerges that major oil companies were at least generally aware of the huge oil potential of the region long ago, but apparently decided to keep it quiet.

Cuba’s Super-giant find

Evidence that the US Administration may well have more in mind for Haiti than the improvement of the lot of the devastated Haitian people can be found in nearby waters off Cuba, directly across from Port-au-Prince. In October 2008 a consortium of oil companies led by Spain’s Repsol, together with Cuba’s state oil company, Cubapetroleo, announced discovery of one of the world’s largest oilfields in the deep water off Cuba. It is what oil geologists call a ‘Super-giant’ field. Estimates are that the Cuban field contains as much as 20 billion barrels of oil, making it the twelfth Super-giant oilfield discovered since 1996. The discovery also likely makes Cuba a new high-priority target for Pentagon destabilization and other nasty operations.

No doubt to the dismay of Washington, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev flew to Havana one month after the Cuban giant oil find to sign an agreement with acting-President Raul Castro for Russian oil companies to explore and develop Cuban oil. (1)

Medvedev’s Russia-Cuba oil agreements came only a week after the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to meet the recuperating Fidel Castro and his brother Raul. The Chinese President signed an agreement to modernize Cuban ports and discussed Chinese purchase of Cuban raw materials. No doubt the mammoth new Cuban oil discovery was high on the Chinese agenda with Cuba.(3) On November 5, 2008, just prior to the Chinese President’s trip to Cuba and other Latin American countries, the Chinese government issued their first ever policy paper on the future of China’s relations with Latin America and Caribbean nations, elevating these bilateral relations to a new level of strategic importance. (4)

The Cuba Super-giant oil find also leaves the advocates of ‘Peak Oil’ theory with more egg on the face. Shortly before the Bush-Blair decision to invade and occupy Iraq, a theory made the rounds of cyberspace, that sometime after 2010, the world would reach an absolute “peak” in world oil production, initiating a period of decline with drastic social and economic implications. Its prominent spokesmen, including retired oil geologist Colin Campbell and Texas oil banker Matt Simmons, claimed that there had not been a single new Super-giant oil discovery since 1976, or thereabouts, and that new fields found over the past two decades had been “tiny” compared with the earlier giant discoveries in Saudi Arabia, Prudhoe Bay, Daquing in China and elsewhere. (5)

It is critical to note that, more than half a century ago, a group of Russian and Ukrainian geophysicists, working in state secrecy, confirmed that hydrocarbons originated deep in the earth’s mantle under conditions similar to a giant burning cauldron at extreme temperature and pressure. They demonstrated that, contrary to US and accepted Western ‘mainstream’ geology, hydrocarbons were not the result of dead dinosaur detritus concentrated and compressed and somehow transformed into oil and gas millions of years ago, nor of algae or other biological material. (6)

The Russian and Ukrainian geophysicists then proved that the oil or gas produced in the earth’s mantle was pushed upwards along faults or cracks in the earth as close to the surface as pressures permitted. The process was analogous to the production of molten lava in volcanoes. It means that the ability to find oil is limited, relatively speaking, only by the ability to identify deep fissures and complex geological activity conducive to bringing the oil out from deep in the earth. It seems that the waters of the Caribbean, especially those off Cuba and its neighbor Haiti, are just such a region of concentrated hydrocarbons (oil and gas) that have found their way upwards close to the surface, perhaps in a magnitude comparable to a new Saudi Arabia. (7)

Haiti, a new Saudi Arabia?

The remarkable geography of Haiti and Cuba and the discovery of world-class oil reserves in the waters off Cuba lend credence to anecdotal accounts of major oil discoveries in several parts of Haitian territory. It also could explain why two Bush Presidents and now special UN Haiti Envoy Bill Clinton have made Haiti such a priority. As well, it could explain why Washington and its NGO’s moved so quickly to remove– twice– the democratically elected President Aristide, whose economic program for Haiti included, among other items, proposals for developing Haitian natural resources for the benefit of the Haitian people.

In March 2004, some months before the University of Texas and American Big Oil launched their ambitious mapping of the hydrocarbon potentials of the Caribbean, a Haitian writer, Dr. Georges Michel, published online an article titled ‘Oil in Haiti.’ In it, Michel wrote,

… .[I]t has been no secret that deep in the earthy bowels of the two states that share the island of Haiti and the surrounding waters that there are significant, still untapped deposits of oil. One knows not why they are still untapped. Since the early twentieth century, the physical and political map of the island of Haiti, erected in 1908 by Messrs. Alexander Poujol and Henry Thomasset, reported a major oil reservoir in Haiti near the source of the Rio Todo El Mondo, Tributary Right Artibonite River, better known today as the River Thomonde. (8)



According to a June 2008 article by Roberson Alphonse in the Haitian paper, Le Nouvelliste en Haiti, “The signs, (indicators), justifying the explorations of oil (black gold) in Haiti are encouraging. In the middle of the oil shock, some 4 companies want official licenses from the Haitian State to drill for oil.”

At the time, oil prices were climbing above $140 a barrel — on manipulations by various Wall Street banks. Alphonse’s article quoted Dieusuel Anglade, the Haitian State Director of the Office of Mining and Energy, telling the Haitian press: “We’ve received four requests for oil exploration permits…We have had encouraging indicators to justify the pursuit of the exploration of black gold (oil), which had stopped in 1979.(9)”

Alphonse reported the findings from a 1979 geological study in Haiti of 11 exploratory oil wells drilled at the Plaine du Cul-de-sac on the Plateau Central and at L’ile de La Gonaive: “Surface (tentative) indicators for oil were found at the Southern peninsula and on the North coast, explained the engineer Anglade, who strongly believes in the immediate commercial viability of these explorations.” (10)

Journalist Alphonse cites an August 16, 1979 memo by Haitian attorney Francois Lamothe, in which he noted that “five big wells were drilled” down to depths of 9000 feet and that a sample that “underwent a physical-chemical analysis in Munich, Germany” had “revealed tracks of oil.” (11)

Despite the promising 1979 results in Haiti, Dr. Georges Michel reported that, “the big multinational oil companies operating in Haiti pushed for the discovered deposits not to be exploited.” (12) Oil exploration in and offshore Haiti ground to a sudden halt as a result.

Similar if less precise reports claiming that Haitian oil reserves could be vastly larger than those of Venezuela have appeared in Haitian websites. (13) Then in 2010 the financial news site Bloomberg News carried the following:

The Jan. 12 earthquake was on a fault line that passes near potential gas reserves, said Stephen Pierce, a geologist who worked in the region for 30 years for companies that included the former Mobil Corp. The quake may have cracked rock formations along the fault, allowing gas or oil to temporarily seep toward the surface, he said Monday in a telephone interview. ‘A geologist, callous as it may seem, tracing that fault zone from Port-au-Prince to the border looking for gas and oil seeps, may find a structure that hasn’t been drilled,’ said Pierce, exploration manager at Zion Oil & Gas Inc., a Dallas-based company that’s drilling in Israel. (14)



In an interview with a Santo Domingo online paper, Leopoldo Espaillat Nanita, former head of the Dominican Petroleum Refinery (REFIDOMSA) stated, “there is a multinational conspiracy to illegally take the mineral resources of the Haitian people.” (15) Haiti’s minerals include gold, the valuable strategic metal iridium and oil, apparently lots of it.

Aristide’s development plans

Marguerite Laurent (‘Ezili Dantò’), president of the Haitian Lawyers’ Leadership Network (HLLN) who served as attorney for the deposed Aristide, notes that when Aristide was President — up until his US-backed ouster during the Bush era in 2004 — he had developed and published in book form his national development plans. These plans included, for the first time, a detailed list of known sites where the resources of Haiti were located. The publication of the plan sparked a national debate over Haitian radio and in the media about the future of the country. Aristide’s plan was to implement a public-private partnership to ensure that the development of Haiti’s oil, gold and other valuable resources would benefit the national economy and the broader population, and not merely the five Haitian oligarchic families and their US backers, the so-called Chimeres or gangsters. (16)

Since the ouster of Aristide in 2004, Haiti has been an occupied country, with a dubiously-elected President, Rene Preval, a controversial follower of IMF privatization mandates and reportedly tied to the Chimeres or Haitian oligarchs who backed the removal of Aristide. Notably, the US State Department refuses to permit the return of Aristide from South African exile.

Now, in the wake of the devastating earthquake of January 12, the United States military has taken control of Haiti’s four airports and presently has some 20,000 troops in the country. Journalists and international aid organizations have accused the US military of being more concerned with imposing military control, which it prefers to call “security,” than with bringing urgently needed water, food and medicine from the airport sites to the population.

A US military occupation of Haiti under the guise of earthquake disaster ‘relief’ would give Washington and private business interests tied to it a geopolitical prize of the first order. Prior to the January 12 quake, the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince was the fifth largest US embassy in the world, comparable to its embassies in such geopolitically strategic places as Berlin and Beijing. (17) With huge new oil finds off Cuba being exploited by Russian companies, with clear indications that Haiti contains similar vast untapped oil as well as gold, copper, uranium and iridium, with Hugo Chavez’ Venezuela as a neighbor to the south of Haiti, a return of Aristide or any popular leader committed to developing the resources for the people of Haiti, — the poorest nation in the Americas — would constitute a devastating blow to the world’s sole Superpower. The fact that in the aftermath of the earthquake, UN Haiti Special Envoy Bill Clinton joined forces with Aristide foe George W. Bush to create something called the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund ought to give everyone pause.

According to Marguerite Laurent (‘Ezili Dantò’) of the Haitian Lawyers’ Leadership Network, under the guise of emergency relief work, the US, France and Canada are engaged in a balkanization of the island for future mineral control. She reports rumors that Canada wants the North of Haiti where Canadian mining interests are already present. The US wants Port-au-Prince and the island of La Gonaive just offshore – an area identified in Aristide’s development book as having vast oil resources, and which is bitterly contested by France. She further states that China, with UN veto power over the de facto UN-occupied country, may have something to say against such a US-France-Canada carve up of the vast wealth of the nation. (18)

Endnotes:

Paul Mann, Caribbean Basins, Tectonic Plates & Hydrocarbons, Institute for Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin, accessed in http://www.ig.utexas.edu/research/projects/cbth/…/ProposalCaribbean.pdf

Rory Carroll, Medvedev and Castro meet to rebuild Russia-Cuba relations, London Guardian, November 28, 2008 accessed in www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/28/cuba-russia

Julian Gavaghan, Comrades in arms: When China’s President Hu met a frail Fidel Castro, London Daily Mail, November 19, 2008, accessed in www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1087485/Comrades-arms-When-Chinas-President-Hu-met-frail-Fidel-Castro.html

Peoples’ Daily Online, China issues first policy paper on Latin America, Caribbean region, November 5, 2008, accessed in http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90776/90883/6527888.html

Matthew R. Simmons, The World’s Giant Oilfields, Simmons & Co. International, Houston, accessed in www.simmonsco-intl.com/files/giantoilfields.pdf

Anton Kolesnikov, et al, Methane-derived hydrocarbons produced under upper-mantle conditions, Nature Geoscience, July 26, 2009.

F. William Engdahl, War and Peak Oil-Confessions of an ‘ex’ Peak Oil believer, Global Research, September 26, 2007, accessed in www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=6880

Dr. Georges Michel, Oil in Haiti, English translation from French, Pétrole en Haiti, March 27, 2004, accessed in www.margueritelaurent.com/pressclips/oil_sites.html#oil_GeorgesMichelEnglish

Roberson Alphonse, Drill, and then pump the oil of Haiti! 4 oil companies request oil drilling permits, translated from the original French, June 27, 2008, accessed in www.bnvillage.co.uk/caribbean-news-village-beta/99691-drill-then-pump-oil-haiti-4-oil-companies-request-oil-drilling-permits.html

Ibid.

Ibid. The full text indicated that, “five big wells were drilled at Porto Suel (Maissade) of a depth of 9000 feet, at Bebernal, 9000 feet, at Bois-Carradeux (Ouest), at Dumornay, on the road Route Frare and close to the Chemin de Fer of Saint-Marc. A sample, a ‘carrot’ (oil reservoir) drilled up from the well of Saint-Marc in the Artibonite underwent a physical-chemical analysis in Munich, Germany, at the request of Mr. Broth. ‘The result of the analysis was returned on October 11, 1979 and revealed tracks of oil,’ confided the engineer, Willy Clemens, who had gone to Germany.”

Dr. Georges Michel, op. cit.

Marguerite Laurent, Haiti is full of oil, say Ginette and Daniel Mathurin, Radio Metropole, Jan 28, 2008, accessed in www.margueritelaurent.com/pressclips/oil_sites.html#full_of_oil

Jim Polson, Haiti earthquake may have exposed gas, aiding economy, Bloomberg News, January 26, 2010.

Espaillat Nanita revela en Haiti existen grandes recursos de oro y otros minerals, Espacinsular.org, 17 November, 2009, accessed in www.espacinsular.org/spip.php?article8942

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By: F. William Engdahl, author of Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order
February 3rd, 2010
engdahl@t-online.de

US raises stakes on Iran by sending in ships and missiles

War is coming to central asia as the war rhetoric from US and Israel reaches a new level. The aggressive posture that US and Israel are assuming and the threats towards China and Russia for opposing the Anglo-Saxon Israeli agenda display how serious they are about attacking Iran, whether they have a weapons program or not.

Be prepared for another war in Central Asia.

US raises stakes on Iran by sending in ships and missiles

Pentagon says Patriot shield will deter strike on American allies in the Gulf

A Patriot missile is launched during an Israeli-US military excercise in the Negev desert in southern Israel in February 2001. Photograph: Reuters

Tension between the US and Iran heightened dramatically today with the disclosure that Barack Obama is deploying a missile shield to protect American allies in the Gulf from attack by Tehran.

The US is dispatching Patriot defensive missiles to four countries – Qatar, United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Kuwait – and keeping two ships in the Gulf capable of shooting down Iranian missiles. Washington is also helping Saudi Arabia develop a force to protect its oil installations.

American officials said the move is aimed at deterring an attack by Iran and reassuring Gulf states fearful that Tehran might react to sanctions by striking at US allies in the region. Washington is also seeking to discourage Israel from a strike against Iran by demonstrating that the US is prepared to contain any threat.

The deployment comes after Obama’s attempts to emphasise diplomacy over confrontation in dealing with Iran – a contrast to the Bush administration’s approach – have failed to persuade Tehran to open its nuclear installations to international controls. The White House is now trying to engineer agreement for sanctions focused on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, believed to be in charge of the atomic programme.

Washington has not formally announced the deployment of the Patriots and other anti-missile systems, but by leaking it to American newspapers the administration is evidently seeking to alert Tehran to a hardening of its position.

The administration is deploying two Patriot batteries, capable of shooting down incoming missiles, in each of the four Gulf countries. Kuwait already has an older version of the missile, deployed after Iraq’s invasion. Saudi Arabia has long had the missiles, as has Israel.

An unnamed senior administration official told the New York Times: “Our first goal is to deter the Iranians. A second is to reassure the Arab states, so they don’t feel they have to go nuclear themselves. But there is certainly an element of calming the Israelis as well.”

The chief of the US central command, General David Petraeus, said in a speech 10 days ago that countries in the region are concerned about Tehran’s military ambitions and the prospect of it becoming a dominant power in the Gulf: “Iran is clearly seen as a very serious threat by those on the other side of the Gulf front.”

Petraeus said the US is keeping cruisers equipped with advanced anti-missile systems in the Gulf at all times to act as a buffer between Iran and the Gulf states.

Washington is also concerned at the threat of action by Israel, which is predicting that Iran will be able to build a nuclear missile within a year, a much faster timetable than assessed by the US, and is warning that it will not let Tehran come close to completion if diplomacy fails.

The director of the CIA, Leon Panetta, met the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, and other senior officials in Jerusalem last week to discuss Iran.

Pro-Israel lobby groups in the US have joined Republican party leaders in trying to build public pressure on the administration to take a tougher line with Iran. One group, the Israel Project, has been running a TV campaign warning that Iran might supply nuclear weapons to terrorists.

“Imagine Washington DC under missile attack from nearby Baltimore,” it says. “A nuclear Iran is a threat to peace, emboldens extremists, and could give nuclear materials to terrorists with the ability to strike anywhere.”

Washington is also concerned that if Iran is able to build nuclear weapons, other states in the region will feel the need to follow. Israel is the only country in the Middle East to already have atomic bombs, although it does not officially acknowledge it.

The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, said in London last week that the US will press for additional sanctions against Iran if it fails to curb its nuclear programme.

Europe’s foreign affairs minister, Catherine Ashton, today said the UN security council should now take up the issue. “We are worried about what’s happening in Iran. I’m disappointed at the failure of Iran to accept the dialogue and we now need to look again at what needs to happen there,” she told Sky News.

“The next step for us is to take our discussions into the security council. When I was meeting with Hillary Clinton last week we talked about Iran and we were very clear this is a problem we will have to deal with.”

However, China and Russia are still pressing for a diplomatic solution.

Tony Blair, Middle East envoy on behalf of the US, Russia, the UN and the EU, continually referred to what he described as the Iranian threat during his evidence at the Chilcot inquiry last Friday. Textual analysis now shows that he mentioned Iran 58 times.

Besides the new missile deployment, Washington is also helping Saudi Arabia to create a 30,000-strong force to protect oil installations and other infrastructure, as well as expanded joint exercises between the US and military forces in the region.

The move is a continuation of the military build-up begun under former president George W Bush. In the past two years, Abu Dhabi has bought $17bn (£11bn) worth of weapons from the US, including the Patriot anti-missile batteries and an advanced anti-missile system. UAE recently bought 80 US-made fighter jets. It is also buying fighters from France.

Petraeus said in a speech in Bahrain last year the UAE air force “could take out the entire Iranian air force, I believe”.
Missile defence
Patriot missiles are designed to intercept enemy missiles before they reach their target. Since production began in 1980, 9,000 missiles have been delivered to countries including Germany, Greece, Taiwan and Japan.

During the first Gulf war Patriot success was 70% in Saudi Arabia and 40% in Israel. Since then the US has spent more than $10bn (£6.3bn) improving, among other aspects, the system’s radar and computer compatibility for joint forces action. Once in position, the system requires a crew of only three people to operate. Each missile weighs 700kg and has a range of about 100 miles.

The US navy is in the process of upgrading all its Ticonderoga class cruisers and a number of destroyers to carry the Aegis ballistic missile defence system. It uses a surface-to-air missile that is capable of intercepting ballistic missiles above the atmosphere. It has also been tested on failing satellites as they fall to earth. Each missile is over 6m long and costs more than $9m. James Sturcke