Source: The Economic Collapse Blog, by Michael Snyder We just got another extremely disappointing GDP number. It was being projected that U.S. GDP would grow by 2.5 percent during the second quarter of 2016, but instead it only grew by just 1.2 percent. In addition, the Census Bureau announced that GDP growth for the first […]
Once again, the neocons at National Review demonstrate their ignorance of historical and constitutional facts, replacing them with their own statist slant on the errors of federalism.
In an article published on July 26 entitled “Trump and the Politics of Moral Outrage,” historian Victor Davis Hanson not only paints state nullification of unconstitutional acts of the federal government as potentially leading to a second Civil War, but he doubles down on the historical revision, dubbing this exercise of feudalism “confederate nullification.”
Here’s Hanson’s harangue in his own words:
Over 300 local and state jurisdictions have declared themselves immune from federal immigration laws — all without much consequence and without worry that a similar principle of nullification was the basis of the American Civil War or that other, more conservative cities could in theory follow their lead and declare themselves exempt from EPA jurisdiction or federal gun-registration laws. Confederate nullification is accepted as the new normal, and, strangely, its antithesis of border enforcement and adherence to settled law is deemed xenophobic, nativist, and racist.
The practice of the principle of federalism is “xenophobic, nativist, and racist?” By association, then, would those who equipped our Constitution with such a safety valve be equally as abhorent to Hanson?
Settled law? By settled law is Hanson referring to all federal acts, regulations, executive orders, etc.? It would certainly seem so in context. He is apparently invoking the Supremacy Clause as evidence of the lack of authority in the states to legislate in any area already occupied by any branch or bureau of the federal government.
While Hanson is a remarkable classicist and can read Latin and Greek texts that are, well, Greek to the rest of us, he is not quite as precise in his reading of the Constitution.
The fact is the Supremacy Clause does not declare that all laws passed by the federal government are the supreme law of the land, period. A closer reading reveals that it declares the “laws of the United States made “in pursuance” of the Constitution are the supreme law of the land. (Emphasis added.)
In pursuance thereof, not in violation thereof. If an act of Congress, an order of the president, a decision of a federal court, or a regulation promulgated by any of the hundreds of executive branch bureaus is not permissible under any enumerated power granted by the states to the federal government in the Constitution; then that act was not made in pursuance of the Constitution, and therefore is not the supreme law of the land, much less the “settled law.”
Alexander Hamilton reiterated this interpretation of this part of Article VI when he wrote in The Federalist, No. 33:
If a number of political societies enter into a larger political society, the laws which the latter may enact, pursuant to the powers intrusted [sic] to it by its constitution, must necessarily be supreme over those societies and the individuals of whom they are composed…. But it will not follow from this doctrine that acts of the larger society which are not pursuant to its constitutional powers, but which are invasions of the residuary authorities of the smaller societies, will become the supreme law of the land. These will be merely acts of usurpation, and will deserve to be treated as such. [Emphasis in original.]
Supporters of the various state bills aimed at nullifying any number of unconstitutional acts of the federal government understand that the states retain numerous rights under the Constitution, including the right and obligation to refuse to cooperate with the central government’s consolidation of all political power.
Next, with his pejorative and frankly jejune invocation of the word “confederate,” Hanson intimates that any doubt about the location of boundaries between the federal and state governments was cleared up for good by the Union’s victory in the War Between the States.
As I have explained elsewhere:
The Civil War made one thing clear: The federal government believes (and the Confederacy was forced to concede) that might makes right. The Union army defeated the army of the Confederacy; therefore, so the thinking goes, secession is no longer a constitutional remedy available to states. Might makes right.
Only it doesn’t. Think of it this way. Assume my neighbor and I disagree over the exact location of the boundary line between our properties. One day, while I’m out building a shed that my neighbor believes encroaches on his property, we start arguing and the argument escalates to a full-fledged fist fight and I knock out my neighbor. Does that mean that the location of our mutual property line has been settled? Does the pummeling of my neighbor make my opinion of the location of that line the legal boundary?
Of course not. Might, it seems, does not make right, neither in boundary disputes regarding land nor in similar conflicts over state sovereignty. As noted historian Clyde Wilson wrote in his essay “From Union to Empire”:
“States’ rights had to be covered under a blanket of lies and usurpations by those who thought they could rule us better than we can rule ourselves. At the most critical time, the War Between the States, states’ rights was suppressed by force, and the American idea of consent of the governed was replaced by the European idea of obedience. But force can only settle questions of power, not right.”
It is in that sense that Hanson is correct in his reading of history and his denigration of nullification. National Review is not known for working to restore what is right; it makes its money and enhances its prestige not by fighting for truth, but by serving as one of the mouthpieces of the court party. That is to say, whether the opinions of the neocons are right or wrong is immaterial; the only relevant consideration is whether those opinions consolidate the neocons’ control of the sword of state.
So, while Victor Davis Hanson may fear the effect on law and order of states who presume to nullify “EPA jurisdiction or federal gun registration laws,” I fear the effect on the preservation of liberty and the formerly unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and the perpetuation of the Constitution in a country where states have succumbed to serving as nothing more than administrative subunits of an American empire and are no longer the last barricade between a federal government which has assumed all power over life and death and the people who once ruled as ultimate sovereigns.
In the words of James Madison, “The states … are duty-bound to interpose for the arresting of the progress of evil.”
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Who else ordered the burning of the NATO military base yesterday, if not Erdogan?
The Khazarian Mafia suffered a major blow in the Middle East as Turkey pivots to Russia and BRICS at large. This is the only conclusion that can be derived from the recent arson attack at the NATO base in the country, after the failed CIA instigated military coup against the Erdogan government.
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Committees Of Safety Notification And Call To Action!
The current atmosphere across the US, due to many factors such as pending financial collapse, weather emergencies, attacks on our borders, and civil unrest due to riots, and the presence of UN troops, have led us across the country to build Committees of Safety, as our forefathers had done prior to 1776. They did this to ensure the safety of the people in each community, and keep them organized as well as informed.
Please see http://nationallibertyalliance.org/COS, and committee.org to see the call to action by John Hancock on front page. Robert is a National Coordinator for NLA, and in charge of Committees of Safety.
Also feel free to join in on Monday night national weekly call at: http://nationallibertyalliance.org – weekly call tab located on top right of page.
Visit committee.org , for Robert set up the separate site for direct interaction and to answer any questions you may have on a one to one basis .
*We are calling for leaders in each county across the nation to form committees consisting of a county leader, and 4 volunteers as follows:
Correspondent for Communication
*This can be built in each town as well, to address local priorities.
You have a voice! Use it! If your local elected officials are not representing your needs, the COS is the way to address them and or replace them if needed, through your vote as a community.
People across the country, at the state, county, and even town level, should be volunteering to meet and discuss their needs on a local level, to prepare for any upcoming events that we may encounter. This is to ensure that we have a sense of law and order as well as cooperation among communities that might be needed in the interim of reliable government leadership.
See list below for things to consider in an emergency:
Clean drinking water
Hamm radio communications
Open dialogue with local Sheriff
Any other issues your community wants to address.
This is where you start America! Please see: http://nationallibertyalliance.org/COS & committee.org to volunteer and see FAQs about the COS that you might have. Feel free to call the county coordinator of your COUNTY, for information, by STATE in the COS directory.
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This is where excessive government spending leads to. Excessive taxation. And confiscatory tax rates. Taking as much from the wealth creators as possible to fund the welfare state. And as progressive tax systems fail to generate the desired tax revenue they will turn to every other tax they can. Until there is no more wealth to tax. Or to confiscate. When the wealth creators finally say enough is enough. And refuse to create any more wealth for the government to tax or to confiscate. Leaving the government unable to meet their spending obligations. As the critical mass of people turn from taxpayers to benefit recipients. Heralding the end of the republic.
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Globalism was exposed to the world in neon colors during the 2016 US election year and the world seems to be following the fashion trend. I must give credit to those across the pond in the U.K. for their Brexit as well! We still have a lot of work to do, but the paradigm shift was well needed.
Donald J. Trump invited Ted Cruz to speak at the Republican National Convention, to celebrate the unity of the party, and to join him in their fight against Hillary Clinton, but Ted just could not step up to the plate. He rudely failed to endorse Trump, and got booed off the stage, as his wife scurried for the exit signs. Bush establishment types like him and Paul Ryan just cannot accept defeat. Humanity clearly had endured enough, this was evident. The nationalism of red, white, and blue seems to be the new black, but with the harsh awakening of what our republic really means to us in the eleventh hour, with the possibility of losing it all.
What the press failed to understand about the “non establishment” Presidential Republican Nominee Donald J. Trump, seemed to be a lot… still, as they have stumbled through his campaign only to be outwitted repeatedly. The more they attack him, Americans take each blow personally, and the stronger his long awaited anti globalist populism spreads into the hearts and minds of others world wide.
This is a fight against these “globalists” that have tried to “fundamentally change America.”
From GHW Bush’s talk of a NWO, to Bill Clinton’s crime wave, GW Bush’s illegitimate wars, the unconstitutional Patriot Act, Barack Obama’s staged shootings to appease the UN’s NDAA (an assault on the Second Amendment), the open borders -NAFTA policies that have hurt and endangered the lives of Americans, and finally Hillary Clinton the wrecking ball. the chosen one by the elite to finish us off … people simply have had enough, everywhere!
It was a matter of choice for Ted Cruz, to graciously endorse the nominee as promised, or to prove to the world that he really is a stooge for the “cabal” that has been running the globalist agenda… AND America into the ground with it. Donald J.Trump merely gave him a platform, a rope so to speak, and Ted Cruz chose to hang himself with the opportunity. Finally, many mislead Cruz voters, along with press and the rest of the world, now know the true meaning and origin of the term ‘Lyin Ted’. Ted is far from alone as we have seen in one scandal after another, the press complicit, and our De facto government is finally unable to carry on the charade any longer.
Just as the EU woke up in a fascist state, the US could see it coming, though some are still slow to awaken, Trump created a movement that has shaken them to the core, while simultaneously providing a light in the darkness with a brighter vision for what lays ahead. Many Americans had forgotten what it felt like to have someone advocate for them, to care. It had brought us together in the silent revolution taking place, and it felt great, despite being attacked by paid rioters, trolls, and the press !
It is my observation, that through these last few years of confusion and change, many of us wanted to blame one person or one event for the globalist elite’s attack on humanity, and the attempted destruction of the US. As I dug deeper, and chased history into the rabbit hole of deception, I realized it was many events over many years, and many people in this group of ‘globalists that are responsible. Ted Cruz is one of the many and could not have announced it louder than he did that night on a world stage. The reaction was a clear dismissal of global policy by the people of this country.
Say ain’t so… was the stance we all took on the road to our awakening, to the fact that so many people could be bought and sold to commit treasonous acts against our homeland. We wanted to think it was just one thing that went wrong, or one person that sold us out. In the end we have unraveled a tightly woven lplan that is very severe toward humanity, not just America. It is a vast potpourri of puppet masters, that have outgrown the soil that they once prospered from.
It has taken Donald J. Trump, a man with enough courage to stir the pot up, and start a movement across the world, by simply saying NO to these people.
He proven to be adaptable and has stamina that leaves us breathless.
Those that live in fear of their government will continue to be tyrannized by them, and be booed off the stage in the future. For those of us that refuse to fear a lawless and oppressive regime, the sky is the limit, and America still stands as a beacon of Freedom. There is a lot of hope, and it’s “HUGE”!!! MC
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By Benjamin Fulford
July 19, 2016
The world situation is becoming increasingly chaotic with major events taking place in Turkey, France, Japan, the United States, China and elsewhere. The events are all linked to the ongoing collapse of the global structure that was put in place at the end of World War 2. Chinese government analysts believe the entire current world architecture will suffer a total systems collapse by the year 2018 after which a new, improved, structure will replace it. For this reason they expect accelerating global turmoil between now and then.
Let us start with a look at the attempted coup d’etat in Turkey last week. Mossad sources tried to pin the attempt on Russia and added “this was just round one.” However, Pentagon sources say jets piloted by Israeli trained Saudi Arabian pilots flying out of the NATO airbase in Incirlik dropped a bright flashing but not very damage causing low grade nuclear weapon in front of the Turkish Parliament building during the attempted overthrow of President Recep Erdogan.
The Pentagon sources suspect Erdogan used light shows like that as part of a staged the coup attempt against himself in order to give him an excuse to purge the Turkish military and law enforcement agencies of rivals. One Pentagon source said that “because Erdogan renewed ties to Mossad and may steal US nukes at Incirlik to arm ISIS, the coup is far from over.”
Chinese government sources, however, had a very different interpretation of events in Turkey. They say the Turkish government was attacked because it was moving away from NATO and towards the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The Turkish government is also negotiating with the Iranian government to create a Sunni/Shia Muslim alliance and renew the Caliphate. The Khazarian mafia front organization ISIS (Israeli Secret Intelligence Service) is trying to stop this by creating a fake Caliphate and acting in disgusting ways designed to make everybody hate Muslims. What is at stake is the $2 trillion in oil and gas money coming out of the Middle East every year.
With such high stakes, Erdogan is now a high priority assassination target and we can expect a lot more trouble in the Middle East before the dust settles. However, if Turkey is working in tandem with Iran and mending fences with Russia and Egypt as well, they appear to have the strongest hand.
Now let us take a look at what is happening in France. Here we have a wildly unpopular government staging fake terrorist attacks in order to extend martial law. The government is doing this because the Italian banking system is collapsing and will take the French banking system down with it. So, in order to distract the French people from the financial troubles they need to create a fake external enemy to unify the country around.
Videos of the aftermath of the attack in Nice where a truck supposedly killed 84 people and injured another 200 appear to show a trail of real bodies (gathered up from hospitals around the country?). However, a friend working at the Japanese national broadcaster NHK’s news desk says NHK reported for about 4 hours that the truck in Nice was full of weapons and hand grenades. However, a CNN reporter on the scene reported the weapons were all fake, after which CNN, NHK and others dropped the “full of weapons” meme from their coverage. Then there is the fact the impoverished alleged killer sent $100,000 to his family before the incident.
Also for some reason, the corporate media decided to completely ignore what looks like a spectacular attempt to blow up the Eiffel tower on the same day. Maybe there were too many witnesses to the fakery there so they decided to just pretend that little stunt never happened. A video of this incident has now been deleted from the net, but a photo can be seen here:
No matter what though, the French fascist’s Gladio operations are not going to stop the revolution that is unfolding in that country.
In any case, both the French and Turkish smoke and mirrors shows distracted from far more important events taking place in the Asia. We can confirm from our own CIA and Chinese sources what Neil Keenan has reported about UN Secretary General Bank Ki Moon and David Rockefeller going begging and not getting anything.
We can also add new information about the Emperor of Japan’s announced resignation
Ban Ki Moon was in Korea and China trying to find gold to keep the Rockefeller’s UN Corporation in business and to ask for the job of President of South Korea. He was told to buzz off. After that David Rockefeller phoned his “old family friend” Emperor Akihito and asked for gold. Akihito told Rockefeller that
Aside from the fiat monetary scam and bloodsoaked petrodollar, another significant source of funds for the Nazionist Khazarian Mafia is the “healthcare” industry which registered a whopping $3.09 trillion in 2014, and is projected to soar to $3.57 trillion in 2017, in the US alone. We believe that this is just a conservative figure.
We can avoid using drugs, defeat any viral attack and scaremongering, like the Zika virus, easily by knowing how to build our own comprehensive antiviral system. Find more about how we can kill three birds with one stone, right here.
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Al-Qa’ida is the product of an Arab fascist group that was set up in the 1920s, funded by
Adolf Hitler, used by British, French and American Intelligence after WWII,
and later was supported by the Saudis and reactivated by the CIA
From a speech by John Loftus (former US Justice Department prosecutor) to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, (Yom Ha’Shoah), April 18, 2004
First published in Jewish Community News, August 2004
It always seems a little strange to have an Irish Catholic talking about Yom Ha’Shoah. I had an unusual education in the Holocaust. When I was working for the Attorney General, I was assigned to do the classified research about the Holocaust, so I went underground to a little town called Suitland, Maryland, right outside Washington, DC, and that’s where the US Government buries its secrets—literally.
There are 20 vaults underground and each vault is one acre in size. Anyone see the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark? The last scene of that movie is what the underground vaults are really like, only not as organised as they are in the movie. And in those underground vaults I discovered something horrible.
I learned that many of the Nazis that I had been assigned to prosecute were on the CIA payroll, but the CIA didn’t know they were Nazis because the British Intelligence Service had lied to them. What the British Intelligence Service didn’t know was that their liar was Kim Philby, the Soviet communist double agent—a little scandal of the Cold War. But our State Department swept it all under the rug and allowed the Nazis to stay in America until I was stupid enough to go public with it.
What do you do when you want to go public with a story like this one? You call up 60 Minutes. We had a great time. Mike Wallace gave me 30 minutes on his show. For a long time, it was the longest segment that 60 Minutes ever did. When the episode about Nazis in America went on the air back in 1982, it caused a minor national uproar. Congress demanded hearings; Mike Wallace got the Emmy award, and my family got the death threats. It was a great trip.
Then a funny thing happened. Over the last 25 years, every retired spy in the US and Canada and England all wanted me to be their lawyer—for free, of course. So I had 500 clients; they paid me a dollar apiece. So I am the worst paid lawyer in America, but among the better employed.
Let me give you an example. This year a friend of mine from the CIA, named Bob Baer, wrote a very good book about Saudi Arabia and terrorism; it’s called Sleeping with the Devil.1 I was reading the book and I got about a third of the way through and I stopped. Bob was writing about when he worked for the CIA and how bad the files were. He said, for example, the files for the Muslim Brotherhood were almost nothing. There were just a few newspaper clippings.
I called Bob up and said, “Bob, that’s wrong. The CIA has enormous files on the Muslim Brotherhood, volumes of them. I know because I read them a quarter of a century ago.”
He said, “What do you mean?”
Here’s how you can find all of the missing secrets about the Muslim Brotherhood—and you can do this, too.
I said, “Bob, go to your computer and type two words into the search part. Type the word ‘Banna’, B-a-n-n-a.”
He said, “Yeah.”
“Type in ‘Nazi’.”
Bob typed the two words in, and out came 30 to 40 articles from around the world. He read them and called me back and said, “Oh my God, what have we done?”
What I’m doing today is doing what I’m doing now: I’m educating a new generation in the CIA [about the fact] that the Muslim Brotherhood was a fascist organisation that was hired by Western Intelligence and evolved over time into what we today know as Al- Qa’ida [Al-Qaeda].
A brief history of the Muslim Brotherhood
Here’s how the story began. In the 1920s there was a young Egyptian named [Hassan] Al-Banna. And Al-Banna formed this nationalist group called the Muslim Brotherhood. Al-Banna was a devout admirer of Adolf Hitler and wrote to him frequently. So persistent was he in his admiration of the new Nazi Party that in the 1930s Al-Banna and the Muslim Brotherhood became a secret arm of Nazi Intelligence.
The Arab Nazis had much in common with the new Nazi doctrines: they hated Jews; they hated democracy; and they hated the Western culture. It became the official policy of the Third Reich to secretly develop the Muslim Brotherhood as the “fifth parliament”, an army inside Egypt.
When war broke out, the Muslim Brotherhood promised in writing that they would rise up and help General Rommel and make sure that no English or American soldier was left alive in Cairo or Alexandria.
The Muslim Brotherhood began to expand in scope and influence during World War II. They even had a Palestinian section headed by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, one of the great bigots of all time. Here, too, was a man…the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was the Muslim Brotherhood representative for Palestine. These were undoubtedly Arab Nazis. The Grand Mufti, for example, went to Germany during the war and helped recruit an international SS division of Arab Nazis. They based it in Croatia and called it the Handzar Muslim Division, but it was to become the core of Hitler’s new army of Arab fascists that would conquer the Arabian Peninsula and, from there, on to Africa—grand dreams.
At the end of World War II, the Muslim Brotherhood was wanted for war crimes. Their German Intelligence handlers were captured in Cairo. The whole net was rolled up by the British Secret Service.
Then a horrible thing happened. Instead of prosecuting the Nazis—the Muslim Brotherhood—the British Government hired them. They brought all the fugitive Nazi war criminals of Arab and Muslim descent into Egypt, and for three years trained them on a special mission.
The British Secret Service wanted to use the fascists of the Muslim Brotherhood to strike down the infant state of Israel in 1948. Only a few people in the Mossad know this, but many of the members of the Arab armies and terrorist groups that tried to strangle the infant State of Israel were the Arab Nazis of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Britain was not alone. The French Intelligence Service cooperated by releasing the Grand Mufti and smuggling him to Egypt, so all of the Arab Nazis came together. So, from 1945 to 1948, the British Secret Service protected every Arab Nazi it could, but failed to quash the State of Israel.
What the British did, then, was they sold the Arab Nazis to the predecessor of what became the CIA. It may sound stupid, it may sound evil, but it did happen. The idea was that we were going to use the Arab Nazis in the Middle East as a counterweight to the Arab communists. Just as the Soviet Union was funding Arab communists, we would fund the Arab Nazis to fight against them. And lots of secret classes took place. We kept the Muslim Brotherhood on our payroll.
But the Egyptians became nervous. Nasser ordered all of the Muslim Brotherhood out of Egypt or be imprisoned and executed. So, during the 1950s, the CIA evacuated the Nazis of the Muslim Brotherhood to Saudi Arabia. Now, when they arrived in Saudi Arabia, some of the leading lights of the Muslim Brotherhood, like [Dr Abdullah] Azzam, became the teachers in the madrassas, the religious schools. And there they combined the doctrines of Nazism with this weird Islamic cult, Wahhabism.
Everyone thinks that Islam is this fanatical religion, but it is not. They think that Islam—the Saudi version of Islam—is typical, but it’s not. The Wahhabi cult has been condemned as a heresy more than 60 times by the Muslim nations. But when the Saudis got wealthy, they bought a lot of silence. This is a very harsh cult. Wahhabism was only practised by the Taliban and in Saudi Arabia—that’s how extreme it is. It really has nothing to do with Islam. Islam is a very peaceful and tolerant religion. It always had good relationships with the Jews for the first thousand years of its existence.
For the Saudis, there was a ruler in charge of Saudi Arabia, and they were [providing] the new home of the Muslim Brotherhood. Fascism and extremism were mingled in these schools [the madrassas]. And there was a young student who paid attention: Azzam’s student was named Osama bin Laden. Osama bin Laden was taught by the Nazis of the Muslim Brotherhood who had emigrated to Saudi Arabia.
The CIA and Al-Qa’ida
In 1979, the CIA decided to take the Arab Nazis out of cold storage. The Russians had invaded Afghanistan, so we told the Saudis that we would fund them if they would bring all of the Arab Nazis together and ship them off to Afghanistan to fight the Russians. We had to rename them. We couldn’t call them the Muslim Brotherhood because that was too sensitive a name. Its Nazi past was too known. So we called them Maktab al-Khadamat al-Mujahidin, the MAK.
And the CIA lied to Congress and said they didn’t know who was on the payroll in Afghanistan, except the Saudis. But it was not true. A small section of the CIA knew perfectly well that we had once again hired the Arab Nazis and that we were using them to fight our secret wars.
Azzam and his assistant, Osama bin Laden, rose to some prominence from 1979 to 1989, and they won the war. They drove the Russians out of Afghanistan. Our CIA said, “We won—let’s go home!”, and we left this army of Arab fascists in the field of Afghanistan.
The Saudis didn’t want [them] to come back. The Saudis started paying bribes to Osama bin Laden and his followers to stay out of Saudi Arabia. Now the MAK was split in half. Azzam was mysteriously assassinated, apparently by Osama bin Laden himself. The radical group—the most radical of the merge of the Arab fascists and religious extremists—Osama called Al-Qa’ida. But to this day, there are branches of the Muslim Brotherhood all through Al-Qa’ida.
Osama bin Laden’s second-in-command, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, came from the Egyptian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood—the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, the result of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
There are many flavours and branches, but they are all Muslim Brotherhoods. There is one in Israel. The organisation you know as Hamas is actually a secret chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood. When Israel assassinated Sheik [Ahmed] Yassin on March 22, 2004], the Muslim Brotherhood published his obituary in a Cairo newspaper in Arabic and revealed that he was actually the secret leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza.
So the Muslim Brotherhood became this poison that spread throughout the Middle East, and on 9/11 it began to spread around the world.
I know this sounds like some sort of a sick fantasy, but go to your computer and type in the words “Banna” and the word “Nazi”, and you will see all of the articles come up. Those are all the pieces of information that the CIA was trying to hide from its employees. It did not want them to know the awful past. In 1984, when I was exposing European Nazis on the CIA payroll, at the same time they were trying to hide from Congress the fact that they had Arab Nazis back on the payroll to fight the Russians—a stupid and corrupt program.
So, when Bob Baer studied his files, he was just stunned. A whole generation…the current CIA people know nothing about this. And believe me, the current generation CIA are good and decent Americans and I like them a lot. They’re trying to do a good job, but part of their problem is their files have been shredded. All of these secrets have to come out.
Saudi charities exposed
So, of course, my clients in the intelligence community said, “Well, what are you doing?” They gave me an example. They said, “Here’s how the Saudis finance these groups. The Saudis have established a group of charities on a street in Virginia. It’s 555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia.”
So I said, “Okay, the Saudis are terrorists, so what?”
These charities fund Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Hizballah, Al-Qa’ida. The Saudis are getting tax deductions for terrorism. They have set up front groups so all the terrorist groups in the US and the front groups get the Saudi money as a charitable donation.
I said, “You’re kidding me.”
And they told me that right near where I lived in Tampa, Florida, was one of the leading terrorists in the world. There were these two professors at the University of South Florida. One had just left and was now in Syria, and he was the world head of Islamic Jihad. His number two, the head of Islamic Jihad in the Western hemisphere, was Dr Sami Al-Arian, who is still employed as a professor at the University of South Florida.
You’ve got to be kidding. This can’t be true.
Yes, these guys are raising money all across America and shipping it to Syria to go down to Palestine, the Palestinian areas, and hire suicide bombers to kill Jews. They sent me the videotapes. There was Professor Al-Arian on stage and one of his friends gets up and says, “Now, who will give me $500 to kill a Jew? There are people standing by in Jerusalem who will go out in the street and stab a Jew with a knife, but we need $500.” And he said, “All of this money will go to the Islamic Committee for Palestine.” And that is the front group in the United States for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
So I had all my friends in the FBI and CIA send in these files.
I said, “Why haven’t you prosecuted this guy? You’ve known about him since 1989.”
We’d love to. We’ve tried to prosecute him but we were told we couldn’t touch him because he gets all of his money from the Saudis, and we are all under orders not to do anything to embarrass the Saudi Government.
I said, “I don’t mind embarrassing them.”
You know what I did? I donated money to the charity that was the terrorist fund, because under Florida law that gave me the right to sue the charity to find out where my money was going. It was hilarious.
In early March 2002, I drafted a long lawsuit exposing Professor Sami Al-Arian, naming all the crimes he’d committed, all the bombings in Israel, the fundraising in America linked with terrorism. I mentioned how his money got to him from the Saudis and how the Saudis had convinced our government not to prosecute him for political reasons.
Because of my high-level security clearances, everything I write is sort of classified material and has to be sent back to the government before publication, for censorship. So I sent my long lawsuit complaint to the CIA, and they loved it.
They said, “Oh, great. We don’t like the Saudis, either. Go sue them.”
Three days later, two FBI agents showed up at my door, saying, “You know, there are only 21 people in the US government that knew some of this information, and now you’re twenty-two. How did you find out?”
I said, “I’m sorry, I can’t tell you: attorney-client privilege.” That’s why my clients pay me $1.00 each.
The day before I went to file the lawsuit, I got a frantic phone call from the United States Department of Justice. They said, “John, please don’t file the lawsuit tomorrow. We really are going to raid these Saudi charities. We’re going to close them down. Just give us more time.”
Oh yeah, you’re going to raid them. That’s what you told me in January, and again in February, and now it’s March. You want more time? I’ll give you until 4.00 o’clock tomorrow. I’m filing my complaint at 10.00 am, so that at 4.00 pm I’m going to release the address of the Saudi charities.
Back to tomorrow. I filed my lawsuit at 10.00 o’clock, and told the press I was going to hold something back for a little bit.
At 10.15 am, the US Government launched Operation Green Quest, a massive raid on all the Saudi charities in homes and businesses, and in one hour we shut down the entire Saudi money-laundering network in America.
From March 20, 2002 to the present, the government has found more and more evidence seized in those archives in that single raid that day. The evidence was so compelling that Professor Al-Arian is no longer giving his speeches. He is now in federal prison awaiting trial. His accomplice, [Sameeh] Hammoudeh, has also been indicted. Some 32 different people have been indicted in the United States as a direct result of these efforts. But not the Saudis—not the Saudis.
A month after I filed my lawsuit against Al-Arian, I did it: I caused some trouble. I invited 40 of the top trial lawyers in America to come down to St Petersburg, Florida. Boy, did I have a deal for them. I wanted them to put up millions of dollars of their own money—I’m poor, I had no money to give them—but I wanted to do something for America. These are lawyers like Ron Motley, who had won billions of dollars in lawsuits against the tobacco industry and the asbestos industry.
I said, “What I want you to do is look at the evidence I’ve collected. It’s the same Saudi banks and charities that funded Sami Al-Arian that also funded Al-Qa’ida.”
I said, “I want you to bring a class action in Federal Court in Washington on behalf of everyone who died on September 11 . I’m going to work for free and collect all the evidence, introduce you to the experts, provide all the exhibits and documents…and we have to do this for America.”
The lawyers studied all the documents I collected, and on August 15, 2002 they filed the largest class-action lawsuit in American history in the Federal District Court in Washington, DC, asking for one trillion dollars’ damages against the Saudis. The lawsuit said essentially that all these Saudi banks had one thing in common: they were bribing Osama bin Laden 300 million dollars a year to stay out of Saudi Arabia and go blow up someone else.
Well, on 9/11 we found out we were someone else. The Saudis had to pay for their negligence. So, that lawsuit is coming along very well.
Learning from the past
More and more people in the CIA and FBI are sort of using me as a back channel to get out information. So, believe it or not, they’ve actually given me my own TV show now on Sunday mornings on Fox TV nationwide. I’m on at 11.20 Eastern Standard Time. And ABC Radio has given me a national radio program, but I’m on at 10.30 at night and it’s past your bedtime.
What I’ve become in my old age is a teacher. Twenty-five years ago I was a lot younger, a lot thinner, but now every day I get 500 to 1,000 emails from honest men and women around the world from the intelligence community.
We have to end the evil in this world. We have to recognise that Al-Qa’ida simply didn’t spring up on its own. The evil route was Nazism. The Al-Qa’ida doctrine is the same as the Arab Nazis held. They hate Jews, they hate democracy and they hate Westerners for Western culture. Al-Qa’ida is nothing more than the religious expression of Arab fascism. We allowed this branch of the Nazi trunk to survive, to flourish, and it has come back to haunt us.
We must do a better job. Look at these children. They are our legacy. If we are to keep our children safe, we must teach them the lessons of the past. Every generation should know what these candles mean: not only that one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the world really happened, but that the evil that caused it—Nazism—survived because we didn’t fight hard enough. We didn’t finish the job.
But we must tell our children that in every generation the men and women of America have stood side by side with our Jewish, Christian and Moslem brothers. We have risen up together against hatred. America is united now.
We will win the war on terror, and we will finish the job that these soldiers and survivors started more than a half-century ago. We must set the standard that to teach a child to hate is the worst form of child abuse. We must work together to end racism in our children’s lifetime. We must teach our children to remember the Holocaust and be proud, so proud of those who survived and inspired us with their courage. In their name, in their honour, let us go forward and fight together.
About the Speaker:
John Loftus is a former US Justice Department prosecutor who lives in St Petersburg, Florida. As a young US Army officer, he helped train Israelis in a covert operation that turned the tide of battle in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. During the Carter and Reagan administrations, he investigated CIA cases and Nazi war criminals for the US Attorney-General. As a private attorney, he works pro bono to help hundreds of intelligence agents obtain lawful permission to declassify and publish the hidden secrets of our times. Loftus is Vice Chair of the Florida Holocaust Museum’s Executive Committee. He is the co-author (with Mark Aarons) of The Secret War Against the Jews (St Martin’s Press, 1994) and Unholy Trinity: The Vatican, the Nazis and the Swiss Banks (St Martin’s Press, 1992, 1998). His forthcoming book is titled Prophets of Terror: Jonathan Pollard and Peace in the Middle East.
This speech by John Loftus was given to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Ha’Shoah) on April 18, 2004. It was first published in Jewish Community News, August 2004.
1. Baer, Robert, Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul For Saudi Crude, Three Rivers Press/Crown Publishing, USA, 2003, 2004 (ISBN 1-4000-5268-8).
Editor’s Note: For additional reading on this subject, please see books by Joseph P. Farrell…
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