…It was in this environment, in early March 1993 that a group of airborne troops set a trap for local teens who were stealing from the base, shooting and killing one in the process. Then, a week or so later, another Somali teen, Shidane Arone, was found hiding in a base latrine.
Pte. Kyle Brown during his court martial hearing in Petawawa in March 1994. He was convicted and sentenced to five years for his role in the death of Somali teenager Shidane Arone. The other soldier involved, Clayton Matchlee, was deemed unfit to stand trial following a failed suicide attempt. (Canadian Press)
His torture and beating death at the hands of two Airborne soldiers, who took trophy photos along the way, became the ultimate symbol of what Canada’s involvement there was all about, at least on the home front…
White poppies are hard to come by in Canada. You can order yours in time for next Remembrance Day from the Peace Pledge Union in London. http://www.ppu.org.uk/whitepoppy/. They cost approximately C$20 (including shipping to Canada) for a package of ten.
From the Peace Pledge Union:
The White Poppy symbolises the belief that there are better ways to resolve conflicts and embodies values that reject killing fellow human beings for whatever reason. Our work, primarily educational, draws attention to many of our social values and habits which make continuing violence a likely outcome.
From economic reliance on arms sales (Britain is the world’s second largest arms exporter) to maintaining manifestly useless nuclear weapons Britain contributes significantly to international instability. The outcome of the recent military adventures highlights their ineffectiveness and grim consequences.
Now nearly 100 years after the end of the ‘war to end all wars’ we still have a long way to go to put an end to a social institution, which in even in the last decade contributed to the killing of millions.
My wife is into Facebook. I am not. However, she was saying a “Facebook friend” in Keswick, Ontario (some fifty miles north of Toronto) was bemoaning the number of people walking around town with white poppies instead of the traditional red ones, as sold, franchised, copyrighted, trademarked and enforced by the Royal Canadian Legion, a nationwide chain of drinking halls in Canada. If somebody up there in Keswick, Newmarket or the environs of York Region is taking the time (and expense) to distribute the Peace Pledge Union’s white poppies, I would personally like to thank you. Whoever you are.
Sorry, Royal Canadian Legion. But the red poppy has become synonymous with war and glorification. It has gone beyond remembering the war dead and the brave sacrifice (as I was taught as a boy) to a call to continue throwing our young men (and even women now) into the meat grinder of the u.s. War of Terror. And any suggestion that we might stop this fraudulent war is met with howls of protest and indignation of all the young people who will have died in vain.
On October 10, 1990, a 15-year-old girl, then identified only as “Nayirah,” gave tearful testimony before the U.S. Congress She gave tearful testimony about how, during the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait, she had witnessed Iraqi soldiers storming the maternity ward at the hospital in which she claimed to be a volunteer. According to her tale, the soldiers removed babies from the incubators and left them on the “cold floor” (this is Kuwait, not Canada, keep in mind) to die. The Iraqi soldiers then supposedly removed the incubators. Presumably, taking them back to Iraq. It was a performance worthy of an Academy Award.
The tale took on a life of its own. It was repeated by other Kuwaiti officials. All of whom claimed to have personally witnessed exactly what this girl Nayirah witnessed.
The American public was outraged. As were people around the world. The brutality of the Saddam Hussein regime must be stopped at all cost. And the only way to accomplish that was for all free countries around the world (conveniently named “the allies” or “the coalition”), led by the United States, of course, to storm into Kuwait and re-take the place.
It was all a lie. “Nayirah” was, in fact, Nayirah al-Sabah, whose dad was the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States and Canada. Her entire story was concocted by public relations firm Hill and Knowlton and its creation, “Citizens for a Free Kuwait.” Citizens for a Free Kuwait was a rather strange-sounding name as Kuwait was not free before the then-sanctioned U.S. occupation (see April Glaspie), was not free during the occupation, and there was certainly no suggestion it would be free after a successful “liberation.”
The lead-up to al-Sabah’s testimony on October 10, 1990 goes back at least one-and-a-half months. On September 2, 1990, Kuwait’s U.N. Representative, Mohammad A. Abulhasan, wrote to Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, alleging brutality on the part of Iraqi troops as well as theft of state assets and hospital equipment, including incubators.
On September 5, the Kuwaiti health minister, Abdul Wahab Al-Fowzan, made similar allegations.
On September 9, National Public Radio claimed Iraqi solders had stormed a ward for premature infants, turned off the oxygen and removed the incubators.
On September 17, Edward Gnelm, the United States ambassador-designate to Kuwait (keep in mind, April Glaspie had been fired by this time) claimed 22 babies had died when Iraqi solders stole their incubators.
The Washington Post, which had previously reported it was unable to verify such claims, published a story on September 25 which accused Iraqi soldiers of removing babies and “stripping hospitals of incubators.”
Kuwait’s Emir, Sheik Jabbar al Ahmed al Sabah, complained to President George Herbert Walker Daddy Bush about stolen incubators, murders of babies and other Iraqi atrocities on September 29, 1990,
In its September 30, 1990 edition, U.S. News and World Report reported on the shocking brutality of Iraqi troops in Kuwait, including the removal of babies from incubators, leaving those babies to die of exposure (again, Kuwait), and the relocation of those incubators to Iraq.
On October 9, 1990, the day before Nayirah’s Big Day, President Bush stated at a news conference, “I thought General Scowcroft put it very well after the Amir left here. And I am very much concerned, not just about the physical dismantling but of the brutality that has now been written on by Amnesty International confirming some of the tales told us by the Amir of brutality. It’s just unbelievable, some of the things at least he reflected. I mean, people on a dialysis machine cut off, the machine sent to Baghdad; babies in incubators heaved out of the incubators and the incubators themselves sent to Baghdad. Now, I don’t know how many of these tales can be authenticated, but I do know that when the Amir was here he was speaking from the heart. And after that came Amnesty International, who were debriefing many of the people at the border. And it’s sickening.“
To his credit, at least Bush referred to those claims as “tales.”
Of course, we have been lied to many, many times since then. “Saddam’s Nukular Bombs” probably ranks even higher in notoriety than Nayirah’s tale for one basic reason: the claims were related to us by people who ought to have known better. Governments (chiefly the one located in the District of Criminals) are still lying to us. But the success rates of their various acts of deception are questionable. In 1990, we didn’t have a commercially-available internet. We didn’t have the means of independently verifying every single fact presented before us. We didn’t have a YouTube, which allowed public officials making outlandish claims to be exposed as habitual liars.
Newspapers and broadcast media organizations didn’t have comment sections. And now, they probably wish they didn’t. As commenters often use their own websites to call out Big Media lies.
Even in the lead up to Iraq II in 2003, the internet was still a relatively new novelty. Many of us had it, but we were mostly on dial-up. And most of those dial-up portals were controlled by America-On-Line. If you could get past the busy signal in the first place. So of course, in 2003, we bought “Weapons of Mass Destruction.” Hook. Line. And sinker.
Millions of people around the world have died because of Big Lies since Nayirah told her sorrowful tale 25 years ago. Bosnia. Serbia. Somalia. Sudan. Yemen. Afghanistan. Mali (yes, they even invaded Timbuktu). Libya. Syria. And occupied Palestine, whenever israel throws a temper tantrum. Thankfully, the brakes have been put on any thought of invading Iran. And the good people of Iran probably have their neighbours in Iraq to thank for their double-sacrifice in 1990 and 2003.
It has come to my attention that elections will be held in israel on March 17 of this year.
I would like to suggest to you that this would be a perfect opportunity to express your collective “love for israel” (homage to Mr. Baird) by running for office in its Knesset. Given your selfless personal sacrifices on behalf of The Apartheid State, I can think of no better testament of your commitment to your masters than by becoming one with them.
By moving to israel and serving in their public office, and by taking as many of your like-minded colleagues as possible with you, this would also afford Canadians the unique opportunity to elect members of parliament who will truly represent the interests of Canada first, second and third. Yeah, Runciman, I know, I know. You’re not into the whole “election” and “working for the people” business any longer. But hear me out.
For many of you in the current regime, I believe serving as M.K.s would be a perfect fit. israeli voters have historically leaned towards psychopaths in their government. Frankly, most of you would be shoo-ins. If I were an israeli citizen, and I were inclined to have my country run by blood-thirsty, psychotic, pathological liars, I would vote for any one of you in a heartbeat.
I would be the first to admit that following in the footsteps of such great luminaries as Benjamin Netanyahu, Naftali Bennett, Moshe Yaalon, Ariel Sharon, Golda Meir (“We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children.”) and of course, David Ben Gurion (“We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.”) would not be easy.
Just think of how safe and secure you would all be in israel. All that tributecoming in from The Colonies. The israeli occupation forces (many of them Canadians, I understand) protecting you from those pesky brown people. A populace who has completely accepted the police state (you guys haven’t quite pulled that one over on us yet; you keep trying but you just can’t get it done). Police brutality without consequence. Seriously, guys, you haven’t lived until you’ve seen israeli cops at work. They don’t even have to bother with the “stop resisting!” mumbo jumbo.
And if a massive economic collapse happens – presumably brought upon by the one-and-a-half quadrillion dollars of worthless credit default swaps, J.P. Morgan being wiped out by demand for physical silver, countries demanding their gold (real gold, not the tungsten or lead stuff) back, the inability of the federal reserve to print any more paper and the world’s refusal to send back real goods and resources for that paper, the rest of the world being unwilling to accept the federal reserve and the U.S. government exporting inflation around the world, China pulling the plug on the U.S. credit card – do you really think that politicians such as yourselves who have been complicit in this system want to be around to feel the wrath of Canadians? I’m not saying this is going to happen in 2015, but I am cautiously optimistic the fraud will collapse sooner rather than later. As I have been for years now.
Of course, if the federal reserve finally goes Enron (like it should have, around the same time Enron did), I can’t think of any place you would rather be. I certainly can’t think of any place I would rather you be.
As for we Canadians, your departure would allow us to bring about a full constitutional restoration in our country along with an honest banking and monetary system. Our teachers would be free to teach without fear of repercussions.
We could finally elect people whose only loyalty is to Canada by changing the law so that parliamentarians and civil servants actually swear an oath to Canada and Canadians, not the queen of England.
We might even get our cops to be our friends and neighbours again, and behave accordingly.
I wouldn’t presume to speak for my American friends, but I’m sure a significant segment of their population wouldn’t mind seeing their israel-firsters flee the District of Criminals either.
And, uh, if israel doesn’t work out, there’s always Mars. Or the Sun.
It’s like a predator. It’s stalking you. Oh, you can try and outrun it with doctors, medicines, new technologies. But in the end, time is going to hunt you down and make the kill.”
Malcolm McDowell (as Dr. Tolian Soran), Star Trek: Generations, 1994.
Generations was one of my favorite Star Trek movies (yes, I watch Star Trek. And I am married. And I get some action once in a while. Sometimes my wife watches it with me. So there). “Generations” is the movie where they kill off Kirk. But Kirk comes back to life so they have to go back and kill him again.
“Time” is a constant theme throughout the movie. I was thinking about “time” as I heard of George H.W. Bush’s recent medical episode. Now, of course, I don’t wish ill upon Mr. Bush or anyone else for that matter. Daddy Bush can’t die yet. He hasn’t been brought to justice.
Here’s a snippit of Daddy’s great accomplishments (according to the Cartoon News Network):
Bush, 90, served as the nation’s 41st President and is the father of 43rd President George W. Bush.
Before becoming President, Bush “senior” served as vice president under Ronald Reagan.
He is also a former Navy pilot and flew 58 combat missions in World War II in the Pacific.
Bush was shot down once but was rescued by U.S. sailors, according to his White House biography. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Bush became known for his declaration that the United States should become “a kinder and gentler nation.”
Before going into politics, Bush worked in the Texas oil industry.
C.N.N. Forgot to mention that Daddy (former C.I.A. director) helped orchestrate the lies which led to the first Iraq war (remember Kuwaiti babies being thrown from incubators?). He killed thousands of civilians. He arranged for the bin Laden family (with whom he is friends with and was meeting with) to be spirited out of the United States on September 11, 2001, despite the ban on air travel.
As C.I.A. director, he ran drugs into the United States.
Like his fellow war criminals, he’s got a lot to answer for.
Unfortunately, for billions of people around the planet, time swooping in and making the kill may be the only justice N.W.O. stalwarts David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, George Soros, George Herbert Walker Bush and Richard Penis Cheney ever see. While Cheney isn’t in the octogenarian-plus category of the war criminals, his body is filled with spare parts and they have to give out sometime. See, that’s what happens when you smoke several packs of cigarettes a day. But i digress.
There is still hope for the other great war criminals of our time: Lil’ George, Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld, Condaleeza Rice, Paul Wolfowitz, John Yoo, John Ashcroft…it’s a long list. And that’s just the actors from the Iraq war. Obama and Netenyahu are certain to end up before an international tribunal. Somewhere. Some time. As are their colonial servants around the world (Harper, Cameron, Abbott, Merkel, etc.)
I am as pissed off as anyone else about the terrorists we have in public office calling themselves presidents and prime ministers. But I don’t advocate violence on our side. Because, as our fictional Dr. Soran said, time will take care of things for us. Hopefully sooner, rather than later.
(p.s.: I’ve been writing to Moore since 2007 trying to get an answer to who pays for his trips to the Trilateral Commission; never heard back, strangely enough. I don’t think he likes me).
Mr. James Moore, M.P.
House of Commons
Dear Mr. Moore:
If there was anyone who was begging to be wiped out at the next election, it is you. I see it as the patriotic duty of your constituents to eject you from office. When it comes to my own purported member of parliament, I have a similar obligation to the country.
It is absolutely astounding that somebody such as yourself, who has never held a real job in his lifetime, who engages in treason at the Trilateral Commission, who hangs out with war criminals such as Henry Kissinger, who lives off the public trough and will continue to do so for the rest of his unnatural life (provided a future government doesn’t repudiate “our” parliamentary pension “obligation.”) would attack needy families, of all things. At Christmas. You’re a real manly man, aren’t you, Jim?
One could argue there is a nugget of truth in your assertion that “your” government is not responsible for hungry children. That is of course if you weren’t spending hundreds of billions of dollars annually on matters of which you have no constitutional authority.
Every two weeks, “your” government confiscates about one-third of my paycheque. Were this money used for the betterment of the country, I would not have a problem with it. Instead, that money is sucked up by a government of corrupt Israel-Firsters to fund war crimes around the planet. It is sucked up by a privately-owned central bank loaning us our own currency at interest. It is sucked up by sleazebag feather-bedding politicians like Michael “Mike” Duffy, Pamela Wallen, Patrick Brazeau, Mac Harb, Irving Gerstein, Bev Oda and so many more that I cannot even keep track. I could probably add every single member of parliament from every party to the list.
If “your” government is so confident of its moral authority to govern, how about ending withholding-at-source? I wonder how much of us would write a cheque to Ottawa every April 30th when we are witness to such outrageous waste, corruption, criminality and incompetence.
It must be nice to have an exorbitant salary, generous expense account, a platinum “pension” scheme, job security, a car and driver (what, you can’t even drive? You’re too good for the city bus? Even the minister of finance used to be seen on the GO train in Toronto). Business-class and first-class air travel (the least you could do is ask David Rockefeller to pick up your Trilateral expenses). G.M.O.-free food at the parliamentary dining room.
I wouldn’t be surprised if you guys had a groom of the stool as well.
Have you been in Ottawa so long that you think everybody lives like you do?
You claim unemployment is down and the economy is prospering. What planet are you living on? I am aware that our country is still in the midst of a housing bubble, and that Vancouver will likely be the last to pop. But over-valued real estate is by no means a measure of the health of the country. The real estate market is no more representative of the health of the Canadian economy than the stock market is of the United States. And in the case of the latter, when the “federal” “reserve” stops printing a minimum of $85-billion per month (on the books), not including its daily transfers to the President’s Working Group on Capital Markets (aka Plunge Protection Team) to keep the Dow up every day, it’s over. When that day happens, the best thing you and your colleagues could do is leave. Go to the Caymans, Switzerland, City of London, Israel, anywhere. Just leave.
I am not going to tell you what I do for a living or where as I am not prepared to hold myself up to harassment. However, I will tell you that I make good coin where I work and I am still having a difficult time. In my family, my brother has suffered the most; he works for General Motors on the line in Osahwa (in other words, real productive work). He was on layoff for nearly three years before being recalled full-time. I have been helping him out as best I can, as well as assisting my mother.
Since 2006, “your” government has continued the Liberal policy of going around the world and signing one-way trade agreements with every third-world country on the planet. People went along with this at first because “we” suddenly saw cheap swag at Wal-Mart. Who cares if a bunch of autoworkers in Oshawa, Windsor or Oakville lose their jobs. So what about those steelworkers in Hamilton. Bunch of lazy overpaid oafs anyway. Right, Jim? Hey, I can get a flat-screen TV at China-Mart for two hundred bucks. So what if it was manufactured by slaves, prisoners and children. Countervailing duties and import quotas? Only commies talk like that.
For the record, the computer I am typing this letter on was manufactured in Oakville, Ontario.
The very people you mock and revile very likely had jobs when their children were born. In the intervening time, “your” government pulled the rug out from underneath them. See, Jim: here in the real world, our jobs don’t run in four-year increments. We can lose them at any time.
As one of the early Ontario members of the Reform Party in Ontario (signed up by turncoat Deborah Grey, no less, in 1990) , an enthusiastic for my local candidate in 1993 and 1997, and a loyal Reform, Alliance and Conservative voter up until 2008, there are no words for the degree of my disgust with your Conservative party.
Not only does your party need to suffer a humiliating electoral apocalypse in order to force a re-building, the entire cabinet (and prime minister) need be brought to justice for corruption, gross violations of the constitution, and even war crimes. And for the Trilateralists, C.F.R.s, Bilderbergers and other Israel-Firsters amongst: Treason. I cannot think of one single Conservative member of parliament who is worthy of redemption.
And yes, I know your Liberal (or god forbid) N.D.P. successors will become just as corrupt and just as psychotic as you Conservatives are now. At least, those who are not already. However, it will be one more stop in an eventual constitutional restoration by Canadians. I anticipate this happening around the same time our armed American friends enforce their own restoration.
As your god is my witness, I swear I will live to see every single one of you brought to trial.
P.S. When the U.S. Dollar collapses and takes our fiat garbage with it, all those promises made for your retirement will be utterly worthless. “We” might as well be paying you in Zimbabwe dollars. Keep that in mind, Jim.