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Who is car bombing Iraq? Inurgents? Guess again.

Everyday we read about yet another "suicide car bombing" in Iraq. But who is really committing these crimes? The US Military continuously puts the blame on those dreaded "insurgents" whoever they are. But information has now come forth putting the blame back on those pointing the fingers. You guessed it--the US Military.
Sick strategies
for senseless slaughter

The murderous fools are not trying to end the war;
they're trying to keep it going as long as they can




By John Kaminski
 skylax@comcast.net




The cat is out of the bag now.

It happened quite by accident, as most revelations do. And it is seen
by most of the world as the most revolting of the American/Israeli
atrocities in the past few years, although it's hard to prioritize that
claim because of the level and frequency of barbaric acts that are
committed on a regular basis by those affluent automatons who call
themselves the good guys.

Yet everyone but the comatose American populace blinded by its
Orwellian media and stupefied by its demented diet of physical and
mental poisons can see it.

So permit me to spell it out for those cowardly people who say they're
living in the freest country on Earth, but absolutely refuse in their
silent ignorance to see the blood they're spilling. No country that
condones deliberate torture for any reason can ever be trusted.

The first hint came in Imad Khadduri's "A warning to car drivers"
written in Arabic and posted on www.albasrah.net on May 11. The
dispatch was quickly picked up by two of the most realistic and
reliable news sites on the Web, www.uruknet.info, which I try to read
every day, and www.globalresearch.ca, which I try to read every week,
since it offers less breaking and more analytical news. I consider
these two sites essential to keeping up with the real news of the
world, and highly recommend that you monitor them, too.

Khadduri recounted a scam that opens up a clear window to seeing who is
perpetrating all this inexplicable violence in Iraq. Beyond the
American attempt to pacify an outraged and abused nation through
demonic destruction, and beyond the Iraqi attempt to resist this
totalitarian takeover by a foreign conqueror, there are more than
numerous acts of violence that simply can't be understood by
straightforward explanations.

I mean, when a mosque blows up and Americans blame Islamic terrorists,
whether Sunni or Shiite, it makes no sense. Muslims never blow up their
own houses of worship. Or when reporters sympathetic to either the
Iraqi cause of freedom, or even just general principles of
international justice, are suddenly assassinated and the blame is
placed on often imaginary Islamic extremists whose perspective is
supported by these writers, how can anyone believe that Muslims did it,
even thought this is what the Zionist American press and government
continue to insist.

So who's doing all these demented deeds? As if we didn't know ....

Khadduri's report went like this:

"A few days ago, an American manned check point confiscated the driver
license of a driver and told him to report to an American military camp
near Baghdad airport for interrogation and in order to retrieve his
license. The next day, the driver did visit the camp and he was allowed
in the camp with his car. He was admitted to a room for an
interrogation that lasted half an hour. At the end of the session, the
American interrogator told him: 'OK, there is nothing against you, but
you do know that Iraq is now sovereign and is in charge of its own
affairs. Hence, we have forwarded your papers and license to
al-Kadhimia police station for processing. Therefore, go there with
this clearance to reclaim your license. At the police station, ask for
Lt. Hussain Mohammed, who is waiting for you now. Go there now quickly,
before he leaves his shift work".

The driver did leave in a hurry, but was soon alarmed with a feeling
that his car was driving as if carrying a heavy load, and he also
became suspicious of a low flying helicopter that kept hovering
overhead, as if trailing him. He stopped the car and inspected it
carefully. He found nearly 100 kilograms of explosives hidden in the
back seat and along the two back doors.

The only feasible explanation for this incident is that the car was
indeed booby trapped by the Americans and intended for the al-Khadimiya
Shiite district of Baghdad. The helicopter was monitoring his movement
and witnessing the anticipated "hideous attack by foreign elements".

The same scenario was repeated in Mosul, in the north of Iraq. A car
was confiscated along with the driver's license. He did follow up on
the matter and finally reclaimed his car but was told to go to a police
station to reclaim his license. Fortunately for him, the car broke down
on the way to the police station. The inspecting car mechanic
discovered that the spare tire was fully laden with explosives."

If this were the only example of this type I heard, I might have let it
pass as just a story. But it wasn't.

There was also the sorry tale of the Iraqi man who saw American
soldiers plant a bomb which shortly thereafter exploded, and when he
said so out loud for all to hear, he was hauled away, never to be seen
again.

This story was reported on arguably the most authentic and riveting
source of news from Iraq, the heart-rending "Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog
from Iraq," which is compiled by someone known only as Riverbend or
Iraqi Girl < http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/>. Again, recommended
reading.

She recounts, "the last two weeks have been violent ....

The number of explosions in Baghdad alone is frightening. There have
also been several assassinations bodies being found here and there.
It's somewhat disturbing to know that corpses are turning up in the
most unexpected places. Many people will tell you it's not wise to eat
river fish anymore because they have been nourished on the human
remains being dumped into the river. That thought alone has given me
more than one sleepless night. It is almost as if Baghdad has turned
into a giant graveyard.

The latest corpses were those of some Sunni and Shia clerics several
of them well-known. People are being patient and there is a general
consensus that these killings are being done to provoke civil war. Also
worrisome is the fact that we are hearing of people being rounded up by
security forces (Iraqi) and then being found dead days later
apparently when the new Iraqi government recently decided to reinstate
the death penalty, they had something else in mind.

But back to the explosions. One of the larger blasts was in an area
called Ma'moun, which is a middle class area located in west Baghdad.
It's a relatively calm residential area with shops that provide the
basics and a bit more. It happened in the morning, as the shops were
opening up for their daily business and it occurred right in front of a
butcher's shop. Immediately after, we heard that a man living in a
house in front of the blast site was hauled off by the Americans
because it was said that after the bomb went off, he sniped an Iraqi
National Guardsman.

I didn't think much about the story nothing about it stood out: an
explosion and a sniper hardly an anomaly. The interesting news
started circulating a couple of days later. People from the area claim
that the man was taken away not because he shot anyone, but because he
knew too much about the bomb. Rumor has it that he saw an American
patrol passing through the area and pausing at the bomb site minutes
before the explosion. Soon after they drove away, the bomb went off and
chaos ensued. He ran out of his house screaming to the neighbors and
bystanders that the Americans had either planted the bomb or seen the
bomb and done nothing about it. He was promptly taken away.

The bombs are mysterious. Some of them explode in the midst of National
Guard and near American troops or Iraqi Police and others explode near
mosques, churches, and shops or in the middle of sougs. One thing that
surprises us about the news reports of these bombs is that they are
inevitably linked to suicide bombers. The reality is that some of these
bombs are not suicide bombs they are car bombs that are either being
remotely detonated or maybe time bombs. All we know is that the
techniques differ and apparently so do the intentions. Some will tell
you they are resistance. Some say Chalabi and his thugs are responsible
for a number of them. Others blame Iran and the SCIRI militia Badir.

In any case, they are terrifying. If you're close enough, the first
sound is a that of an earsplitting blast and the sounds that follow are
of a rain of glass, shrapnel and other sharp things. Then the wails
begin the shrill mechanical wails of an occasional ambulance combined
with the wail of car alarms from neighboring vehicles... and finally the
wail of people trying to sort out their dead and dying from the debris.

Then there was this one.

On May 13, 2005, a 64 years old Iraqi farmer, Haj Haidar Abu Sijjad,
took his tomato load in his pickup truck from Hilla to Baghdad,
accompanied by Ali, his 11 years old grandson. They were stopped at an
American check point and were asked to dismount. An American soldier
climbed on the back of the pickup truck, followed by another a few
minutes later, and thoroughly inspected the tomato filled plastic
containers for about 10 minutes. Haj Haidar and his grandson were then
allowed to proceed to Baghdad.

A minute later, his grandson told him that he saw one of the American
soldiers putting a grey melon size object in the back among the tomato
containers. The Haj immediately slammed on the brakes and stopped the
car at the side of the road, at a relatively far distance from the
check point. He found a time bomb with the clock ticking tucked among
his tomatoes. He immediately recognized it, as he was an ex-army
soldier. Panicking, he grabbed his grandson and ran away from the car.
Then, realizing that the car was his only means of work, he went back,
took the bomb and carried it in fear. He threw it in a deep ditch by
the side of the road that was dug by Iraqi soldiers in preparation for
the war, two years ago.

Upon returning from Baghdad, he found out that the bomb had indeed
exploded, killing three sheep and injuring their shepherd in his head.
He thanked God for giving him the courage to go back and remove the
bomb, and for the luck in that the American soldiers did not notice his
sudden stop at a distance and his getting rid of the bomb.

"They intended it to explode in Baghdad and claim that it is the work
of the 'terrorists', or 'insurgents' or who call themselves the
'Resistance'.

I decided to expose them and asked your reporter to take me to Baghdad
to tell you the story. They are to be exposed as they now want to sow
strife in Iraq and taint the Resistance after failing to defeat it
militarily.
Do not forget to mention my name. I fear nobody but God, as I am a
follower of Muqtada al-Sadir."

The background and admission of guilt for such satanic shenanigans was
clearly outlined in Frank Morales' piece on globalresearch.ca: "The
Provocateur State: Is the CIA Behind the Iraqi 'Insurgents' and
Global Terrorism," by Frank Morales
< http://globalresearch.ca/articles/MOR505A.html> clearly demonstrates
how Donald Rumsfeld said he was going to do exactly what these three
sorry episodes show he actually did.

Morales writes:

Back in 2002, following the trauma of 9-11, Secretary of Defense Donald
H. Rumsfeld predicted there would be more terrorist attacks against the
American people and civilization at large. How could he be so sure of
that? Perhaps because these attacks would be instigated on the order of
the Honorable Mr. Rumsfeld. According to Los Angeles Times military
analyst William Arkin, writing Oct. 27, 2002, Rumsfeld set out to
create a secret army, "a super-Intelligence Support Activity" network
that would "bring together CIA and military covert action, information
warfare, intelligence, and cover and deception," to stir the pot of
spiraling global violence.

We never got the full story on those ghastly beheadings of Nick Berg
and others. Nor have we ever understood who killed the American
mercenaries in Fallujah that eventually precipitated one of the great
slaughters in history. Nor have we ever been able to discern if Abu
Musab al-Zarqawi is actually a real person or just another bin
Ladenesque boogeyman. Nor if the al-Qaeda website which claims
responsibility for various atrocities is not really run by the CIA.

Provoking this type of violence also further conceals the sinister
genocide the Israelis continue to perpetrate on the hapless
Palestinians, which is exactly its point, as is the entire Iraq
invasion and destruction, and as was the inside job mass murder on 9/11
in New York City. The purpose of all these despicable acts is to
conceal what the Israelis and the Americans have been doing all along
to the entire Arab world, namely enslaving and destroying it.

There is not now nor ever was an Arab terror threat. That was all
invented by Rothschild, Rockefeller, Kissinger, Brzezinski, Bush,
Cheney, Sharon, Zakheim, Perle, Wolfowitz, Feith, Abrams and Warren
Buffett. These people are all traitors to not only their countries but
to humanity in general, and should all be slammed and RICOed into
Guantanamo immediately.

And so should the government officials, media lackeys, and ordinary
citizens who, by their complicity or their ignorance, support them.

The main point in understanding these deliberate provocations to
prevent peace is to understand how the American capitalist system, now
hijacked by billionaires with no trace of conscience, thrives on war
and profits from the misery of others.

The neocon murder menace has been for months ratcheting up the
hyperbole about why we need to invade Iran which some predict will
happen in June and just this week, rumors of troop movements in the
Caribbean and lockdowns at Florida military bases appear to augur an
imminent invasion of oil-producing Venezuela.

The overall plan is to create hell on Earth, and we are succeeding. By
our silent complicity and cowardly reluctance to oppose and stop this
homicidal behavior in the name of profit, we are all accessories to
mass murder and the destruction of human society, not to even mention
the extinction of individual human freedom and the God-given right to
be safe and secure in the homes of our choice.

So now that you know, what are you going to do about it? You know if
you do nothing, these same things will one day happen to you.





John Kaminski is a writer whose Internet essays are seen on hundreds of
websites around the world. These stories have been compiled into two
anthologies, "America's Autopsy Report" and "The Perfect Enemy." In
addition, he has written "The Day America Died: Why You Shouldn't
Believe the Official Story of What Happened on September 11, 2001," a
booklet written for those who still believe the government's cynical
lies about that tragic day. All three books are available at
 http://www.johnkaminski.com/
Excellent article! 24.May.2005 18:53

Tony Blair's dog

Thank you for this important post.

also read dahr jamail 25.May.2005 06:02

eyes closed tight

he has dropped signs of it, hard to spot because he doesn't spell it out, but you can tell the people are scared shitless of "the americans". he recounted a story a few months ago where he was at a checkpoint and an iraqi policeman and his driver made a "joke", that seems more like a hint of how it really is there and why we are the bad guys

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I'm on a mission to photograph the barricades that are springing up across the capital city, and one of Abu Talat's sons, Ahmed, is along with us doing some filming as well. Just after filming more of the abundance of concrete blocks and razor wire we are pulled over by an unmarked car of three IP's.

They take Abu Talat and Ahmed's ID's, the registration papers for the car and tell us to follow them.

I'd been detained by mujahideen in Fallujah last May while conducting interviews inside the city, and Abu Talat and I were piled into a GMC with armed Iraqi National Guard (in Fallujah they were all muj), and taken in for questioning.

So this didn't feel like a kidnapping, since we had our car sans personal armed escorts. Nevertheless, it's safe to say I was a bit concerned.

"Should I escape? I could try to get a taxi," I say to Abu Talat. "No. We're fine. They will just verify we are press. Besides, you are American. You are the only thing keeping them from throwing me in jail."

From the back seat Ahmed says, "Me too!"

They pull over at a marked police vehicle and everything is sorted out. "I apologize, we just have to make sure you are press," says one of the policemen.

Before leaving them Abu Talat felt like having some fun and asked the policeman, "Why didn?t you take the American?s papers?"

"The Americans will fuck my mother if I do," he replied. They both burst into laughter.

 http://dahrjamailiraq.com/weblog/archives/dispatches/000188.php#more

Pat Tillman 25.May.2005 09:54

mouse

They killed Pat Tillman with "Friendly Fire" and lied and blamed it on the "Insurgents". They told his folks and the whole world he was a "Hero" who died bravely in combat. If they'll sink this low about their own poster-boy for the war, I believe they're capable of anything. Scary Nazi-style stuff is routine these days in Iraq.

Viet Nam redux 25.May.2005 12:59

when will we ever learn?

Read THE QUIET AMERICAN, by Graham Greene.

insurgents=freedom fighters 25.May.2005 13:31

eyes closed tight

call them freedom fighters, that makes fascists cry, take back the language, it's just like "abuse"=torture rape and murder

Speaking of state sponsored psyop, what about jessica lynch, remember that "heroic rescue" scripted by a studio crew, then when she tried to speak out, suddenly she "slept with guys on the base" and was a slut, rove is a master of deception and propaganda. There is now an unwritten rule, if it comes from the white house/corp. media, it's most likely a lie, 1/2 truth, or misdirection, you have to work backwards to prove it's true, it's the only way.

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"One of the greatest smoke screens for the truth in Iraq, and used interminably by the mainstream media, is the term "insurgents". So accepted is this word that even rational ?un-embedded? reporters are now using the term and it is difficult to find an article on Iraq not written by an Iraqi which does not contain this terminology.

Why is this important? Because of the impression it is designed to give us. All of us listening to and watching the news every night have this constant reinforcement of the idea that if not all but most of those fighting against the ?coalition forces? are not Iraqis, but insurgents, or people "surging in" from somewhere else with other, more sinister agendas, such arresting the arrival of democracy.

This happened during the Vietnam War. The establishment media always alluded to those America and Australia were fighting against as Communists or rebels, when in fact; most Vietnamese were fighting for their homeland against invaders.

 http://uruknet.info/.?p=11987&hd=0&size=1&l=x