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Peace Activist Website Calls to Bring United States to UN Security Council for Sanctions

Anti-war activists accused the USA of planning first use of nuclear weapons against Iran, and of currently using uranium weapons in Iraq, and noted that the UN Security Council is responsible for dealing with such threats of war and acts of aggression.
A US-based anti-war publisher and activist denounced the recent Iran crisis as a replay of the trumped-up war against Iraq, and called for UN sanctions against the United States itself.

John Leonard, owner of the pro-peace websites, explained: "Article 39 of the United Nations Charter states, 'The Security Council shall determine the existence of any threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of aggression and shall make recommendations...'

"After years of threats to the peace, the USA attacked Iraq based on lies, without provocation or cause. It is destroying Iraq with so-called 'depleted' uranium weapons that are highly radioactive, poisonous and permanent, with a half-life of 5 billion years! The public is now being hit by a re-run of this scenario – a hysterical propaganda campaign, hauling Iran before the UN Security Council, to be followed by a war of mass destruction against humanity."

"In fact, the venerable Federation of American Scientists itself catalogued over 200 'military
incursions' by the United States between 1945 and 2002. The US is way overdue for a summons, while Iran has never attacked anybody."

The websites are www.ProgressivePress.com, Www.PeaceWish.com, and Www.UnitingForPeace.com. During the fabrication of war hysteria against Iraq in 2003, UnitingForPeace.com posted an online kit for lobbying the UN General Assembly. In cooperation with organizations like GreenPeace, the package generated tens of thousands of emails to UN representatives. The last-minute worldwide campaign called on the UN General Assembly to use its peacekeeping prerogatives in the case of a Security Council deadlock, under the Uniting For Peace clause of the UN Charter.

Progressive Press publishes 9/11 exposÚs, the latest by activist, historian and intelligence expert Webster Griffin Tarpley. His classic "George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography" first broke the story that G. W. Bush's grandfather Prescott was Adolf Hitler's banker, and a member of a financier faction working for a fascist world order. Calling the present rush to war a "Blitzkrieg," Leonard says the Bush family "have not changed their spots. The attack on Iraq was the beginning of World War IV. They can wage war on Iraq and Iran because of 9/11, even though neither country had the slightest connection with that atrocity, just like Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia on the barest of pretexts."

It gets worse. Tarpley's just-released new work, "9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA," 2nd edition, focuses on a "rogue network" of war provocateurs within the US establishment as the culprits behind 9/11, rather than the "puppet-like" Bush Jr. or the heart patient Cheney. These bad apples or "moles" are said to have entrenched themselves in key "nodes" over generations, where they have staged pretexts to instigate every major US foreign war - starting with the faking of the Mexican war of 1846-1848, and including the creation of the spectacular effects seen on 9/11/2001. As to how they can get away with this "dirty work" unpunished, the reply is that they are getting the results the ruling oligarchy wants.

Tarpley buttresses these historical analogies with scientific evidence of the controlled demolition of the Twin Towers and a third skyscraper, WTC7, on Sept. 11th, data which has recently figured widely in the news thanks to a statement by "Scholars for 9/11 Truth" (S9/11T).

In the new edition of 9/11 Synthetic Terror, Tarpley tells how "anti-terror" drills are used to conduit large-scale fake terror by providing cover for operatives, and mimicking the act so it can easily go live. The most obvious example was in London on 7/7/2005, when a Scotland Yard consultant told on TV how he was running an anti-terror drill for bombings at the exact times and places where the bombs actually went off (see www.waronfreedom.org/777.html).

Tarpley calls on activists to publicize and protest such drills in order to pre-empt a "nuclear 9/11," and groups like www.total411.info have taken up this mission, with their own alerts against the risk of fake terror. Total411 have called an orange alert for the Superbowl on Feb. 5th. Tarpley is calling a red alert through March 20th, and Leonard thinks 2/6/2006 or 3/3/2006 would appeal most to the known numerological gamesters in the rogue network. The Reichstag burned on 2/27/1933 (2+2+7=11+19=111, +33=333).

"Of course, since we are talking about covert operations, you never really know until it happens," Leonard says. "But this is the best insurance available, and a good way to get more people to be aware of how fake terror works. Bush may not need an attack this time around, if the UN gives him Iran's head on a platter... meanwhile the drills themselves are also a way of striking terror into the populace." He sees a possible parallel with the Third Reich, which did not need to follow up its enabling fake terror event, the signature Reichstag fire, with further spectacular false flag ops. Instead, the Nazis, like today's Neo-Cons, were able to bully the world community, while building a legalistic structure for dictatorship at home.

Psychological warfare provocateurs have other tricks, too, such as fomenting religious strife. The recent cartoons deliberately insulting the Prophet Mohamed were penned by an associate of neocon Zionist hawk Daniel Pipes. Tarpley says, "The Mohammed cartoons are a transparent provocation by NATO intelligence through a Danish right-wing newspaper of limited circulation. This classic US-UK provocation has had an enormous effect. Islamic circles need to realize that this is a cynical ploy designed to lead to an attack on Iran and thence to general war, and treat it that way." (www.waronfreedom.org/activists/stop-amerigeddon.html)

On the other hand, it is argued that since the US is militarily stretched in Iraq, it can subdue Iran in only two ways: with nuclear weapons, or by full-scale military mobilization, possibly requiring draconian or totalitarian measures to suppress dissent. Either way, US war planners might need a terrorist provocation even greater than 9/11 to pin on Iran. Although Iran still has no nukes, its new president Ahmadinejad has now played into US hands, making it easy to dupe the public and blame a fake nuclear terrorist atrocity on him. Indeed, in "9/11 Synthetic Terror," Tarpley formulates the brain-twisting analysis that the US-UK have intentionally fostered right-wing Islamists in order to weaken and isolate Muslim countries.

Leonard tackled this paradox in a recent article, "Scene Set for the Clash of Civilizations" (www.waronfreedom.org/activists/clash.html), defining the divide-and-conquer tactics of empire as "reverse impact" methods:

- Fostering ethnic and religious minorities and fanatics to destabilize rival empires, especially (but not only) right-wing extremists, who are destroyed when their dirty work is done;
- Countergang tactics, the secret sponsoring of atrocities in the name of a rival.

He says, "Tarpley shows that the British Empire was founded on the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, a 'psy-war black op' designed by the Lord Chancellor as a pretext for war with Spain. America's current ruling clique seem to be bungling war profiteers who have only this one card to play - more and more fake terror, war, plunder and deficit spending. If the horrors of the 20th century were brought on by Britain's vain attempt to cling to its 19th century preeminence, then we may be entering a similarly dangerous period, as the US flails about desperately to stay on top."

If US militarists can't be stopped, Tarpley foresees the Middle East entering a period like the calamitous Thirty Years War that decimated Central Europe. Indeed, the Pentagon has just declared a new "long war" strategy involving "covert military operations" – undeclared wars, counter-terrorism, and terrorism - "in dozens of countries simultaneously." But if Tarpley's guess is right that 95% of terrorism is carried out by state-sponsored countergangs, then this is practically a declaration of war on civilization. If other countries were to announce such intentions, that alone might be reason enough to take them to the United Nations.

Tarpley believes an attack on Iran will be timed to frustrate the March 20th opening of the Iranian oil bourse, which would otherwise allow the world to trade oil contracts without buying up the dollars which Washington prints to float its deficits. Saddam Hussein had also dared to switch to the euro shortly before he was attacked.

Last week, British television unveiled a memo on the lies against Iraq, with Bush telling Blair: "The US was thinking of flying U2 reconnaissance aircraft with fighter cover over Iraq, painted in UN colours. If Saddam [or the US?] fired on them, he would be in breach."

The two capos were evidently contemplating a war provocation along the lines of Operation Northwoods, a 1962 plan to blow up a plane and blame it on Cuba as a pretext to attack that country. Kennedy nixed the scheme.

Such examples led Leonard to the conclusion that people can't work effectively for peace without identifying the cliques and techniques that work for war. To promote this idea, he founded Www.PeaceWeek.Net, which calls for a World Peace Week celebration from Nov. 5th to 11th, in commemoration of Guy Fawkes Day and Armistice Day.

PeaceWish.Com, a daughter website, is the web's premier locale for holiday e-greetings with a theme of world peace. A collection of free Valentine's Day E-Cards will be ready to go soon at Www.PeaceWish.com.

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