Sunday, July 01, 2007


"Totalitarianism is never content to rule by external means, namely, through the state and a machinery of violence; thanks to its peculiar ideology and the role assigned to it in this apparatus of coercion, totalitarianism has discovered a means of dominating and terrorizing human beings from within."
~ Hannah Arendt.

Let's cover a few odds and ends today.

First of all, regarding alleged "terrorist" incidents in the UK in the last couple of days: shame on the UK government for leaving their car bombs just laying around like that. They're acting more and more like their old Gladio allies, the Turks, all the time.

Remember last year in August when they concocted some phony story about "terrorists" planning to turn airplane toilets into laboratories for some liquid explosive nonsense? The only thing to come of that was more harassment for air travelers via yet more repressive, fascist, and anal retentive rules about not being able to pack baby formula or lipstick in your carry-on. Ridiculous. Even more ridiculous is how long ordinary people will put up with this nonsense.

Just so you know, a website called Terrorism Research Center is owned by the high priest of American jihadis, Blackwater USA co-founder, Erik Prince. So when you read on the homepage that TRC "is an independent institute," you'll at least know that there's an American talibanized ideology behind it. In other words, it's all bullshit. More on Prince and Blackwater appeared in an article from last December by Chris Hedges:

One of the arguments used to assuage our fears that the mass [Christian jihadi--Mizgîn] movement being built by the Christian right is fascist at its core is that it has not yet created a Praetorian Guard, referring to the paramilitary force that defied legal constraints, made violence part of the political discourse and eventually plunged ancient Rome into tyranny and despotism. A paramilitary force that operates outside the law, one that sows fear among potential opponents and is capable of physically silencing those branded by their leaders as traitors, is a vital instrument in the hands of despotic movements. Communist and fascist movements during the last century each built paramilitary forces that operated beyond the reach of the law.

And yet we may be further down this road than we care to admit. Erik Prince, the secretive, mega-millionaire, right-wing Christian founder of Blackwater, the private security firm that has built a formidable mercenary force in Iraq, champions his company as a patriotic extension of the U.S. military. His employees, in an act as cynical as it is deceitful, take an oath of loyalty to the Constitution. These mercenary units in Iraq, including Blackwater, contain some 20,000 fighters. They unleash indiscriminate and wanton violence against unarmed Iraqis, have no accountability and are beyond the reach of legitimate authority. The appearance of these paramilitary fighters, heavily armed and wearing their trademark black uniforms, patrolling the streets of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, gave us a grim taste of the future. It was a stark reminder that the tyranny we impose on others we will one day impose on ourselves.

Don't think that this is strictly a Republican operation, though, because Blackwater got its start under the Clinton administration. Nor make the mistake that Chris Hedges is exagerating in suggesting that Blackwater may be the face of the future in the US, especially since these special ops bastards (Think: Özel Timler) have requested permission from the Pentagon to establish "domestic special operations mission, and the preparation of contingency plans to employ commandos in the United States," in total violation of the Posse Comitatus Act.

Mmm . . . the US is looking more and more like it's democratic ally, the Ankara regime. For more on the connections between Blackwater and their new venture--privatized intelligence--check Iraq Slogger.

More bad news . . . apparently there's a new organization in the US called the America-Kurdistan Friendship League, which has some truly questionable people involved with it.

First there are some people associated with an organization so shadowy that not even Google can find much on it--the Interfaith Taskforce for America and Israel (ITAI). One bit of information that Google does yield is the fact that the founder and president of the organiztion, Joseph Puder, who's only apparent claim to fame is as a propagandist for As Sourcewatch documents,'s "output ranges from old-fashioned red-baiting and neocon punditry, to pushing pro-Likud zionist propaganda."

That's exactly the kind of people we want to publicize the Kurdish cause in the US, right?

Listed as another member of the AKFL is Foster Friess, who might be considered a Christian jihadi ideologue not far removed in his ideas from Erik Prince. You can get an intro on Friess' ideology from a little promo he did for the documentary "Obsession" at Youtube. What Freiss will fail to tell you is that the US has consistently supported totalitarian political Islam or repressive Islamic regimes, both of which have contributed to blowback.

But that's exactly the kind of people we want to publicize the Kurdish cause in the US, right?

There's also the mention of a woman connected with Refugees International. What isn't mentioned is that Refugees International is run by a number of well-known humanitarians, including Richard Holbrooke, who helped facilitate genocide in Indonesia. Ironically, Holbrooke paid a visit to Maxmur Camp earlier this year. It might also be worth taking a look at an article Edward Herman did on Holbrooke and the idea of "worthy genocide."

That's exactly the kind of people we want to publicize the Kurdish cause in the US, right?

By far the most interesting character involved with the AKFL is Jack Wheeler, an enthusiastic self-promoter and "originator of the Reagan Doctrine". According to his "news" site, "CEOs of international corporations pay thousands of dollars to learn" what Jack Wheeler knows. And what Jack Wheeler knows is truly amazing. For example:

1. [H]e'll tell you about the plans the Chinese Underground Church Movement has to send 100,000 Chinese Christian missionaries to the Middle East to convert Moslem Arabs to Christianity.

2. All forms of leftism and liberalism are based on an atavistic belief in Black Magic. All are based on the primitive fear of the envious Evil Eye.

3. "Mohammed" is not a name, it is a title meaning The Praised One. His real name was Ubu'l Kassim and he did not come from Mecca. He was a bandit chieftain from what is now southern Jordan.

4. Russia is doomed as a culture due to its inheritance of Mongol concepts of justice and equality.

5. The only Americans who owe reparations to the descendants of slaves are the descendants of slave owners. These people are one and the same, i.e., American blacks are a racial mix of white slave owner and black slave. Blacks owe reparations to themselves.

6. The next insanity to come in the homosexual assault on the American Family will be PHM: Polygamous Homosexual Marriage. Pathologically promiscuous homosexuals will consider their "marriage" a legalism that will in no way prevent them from adultery en masse. To maintain the pretense of "marriage" however, they will have to quickly begin agitating for the legalization of group sodomization as "just another form of the married life-style".

Okay, obviously the guy is a nutcase, but there's more proof of that at his site. That's exactly the kind of people we want to publicize the Kurdish cause in the US, right?

Why is it that I get the impression that this whole AKFL deal has more to do with neoconservative plans for Iran than with friendship with or justice for the Kurdish people? Call me suspcious, but I really do smell neocon here.


Anonymous said...

Turkish Kurds are acting more and more like their mongoloid masters, what with all the anti-Americanism I find on this blog. Did you hear about the recent propaganda stunt by the Turks where they had 4 'ex-PKK' members testify that Americans were arming the PKK?

So who are we to believe? The PKK, with kongragel openly stated they are now pro-Western, or the Turks who, according to a recent poll, are the most anti-American people on the planet?

It's hard to tell what's worth listening to anymore.

Mizgîn said...

I really don't know anything about "mongoloid masters," but you sound like an expert on the subject. Maybe you could explain it.

Maybe you could also explain why a bunch of neocon-linked fascists are good for Kurds?

Maybe you could explain how any Kurd can consider the US as an honest broker after the cynical appointment of Lockheed Martin's director and lobbyist Joseph Ralston as the "special envoy" to coordinate the PKK for Turkey?

Let me know.

samarkeolog said...

I'm perfectly willing to believe that our state/secret state has committed false flag operations, but I'm also willing to believe that people who hate our state, or even ones who hate our community, have committed "true flag" ops and that's what it seems to have been.

The assumption of deep state action doesn't appear to be backed up by the, albeit limited, evidence. It also appears to be the same kind of assumption that most of the Kurds I talked to in northern Kurdistan/south-eastern Turkey made about terrorist acts there.

I can understand defence of the anti-military operations that the PKK undertake, but the assumption that they haven't attacked non-military targets and that there isn't a logical, if immoral, reason for them to do so, seems unjustified.

It's the same with terrorist attacks elsewhere. There may have been state terrorist attacks; however, there are people who want to attack western states and communities and who are willing to use violence against civilians in those attacks and who, again, do have a logical, if immoral, reason to do so.

Just because the British state is a bastard, doesn't mean it's the particular bastard that's responsible in this case.

Anonymous said...

Turks are mongoloids. I never said America is good for the Kurds. Quite the contrary, in fact. But it is sad that Kurds in Turkey are following in the footsteps of the Turks.

As far as the PKK is concerned, I support them. I support anyone who fights for the liberation of Kurdistan. PKK, PJAK, KDP, PUK, KDP-I, doesn't matter. Civilians dying--that's part of war. When a nation attacks and brutally oppresses a people, don't be surprised when they fight back.

Mizgîn said...

Samarkeolog, I don't believe Western governments anymore because the ONLY thing they are capable of doing is lying. So when they can lay out ALL of their proof for the people to examine then we can determine exactly what is going on.

If someone passes gas in parliament or congress then it is immediately assumed that al-Qaeda did it and this is really getting old. Especially since al-Qaeda is a fantasy creation of these same governments. If it weren't, then why haven't these same governments pursued OBL with the same fervor that they've pursued control of oil in Iraq? Or sales of F-16s and F-35s to Turkey?

Could it be because the so-called head of the fantasy organization called al-Qaeda is a VERY close friend of the Bush family who has bailed out George Jr's failed oil companies for decades?

But they won't present all their evidence because they's claim "state secrets privilege" or some other trash and this is what they ALWAYS do to hide their own dirty business.

How, exactly, Anonymous are Kurds in Turkey following in the footsteps of the Turks, or their "mongoloid masters." Perhaps I could argue that it's very sad that the Kurds of the South are following their Zionist masters.

Because that is, in fact, what a lot of people in the West, particularly in the US, are starting to say and when we see such stupidity as creating a "friendship" league with a pack of Zionist, neocon head cases (and a few genociders thrown in for good measure), then it lends substance to the claim.

As for PKK, I don't know how you can honestly support it, or it's armed wing, because it had some "mongoloid" founders and there are more of those same kind of "mongoloids" fighting in the mountains at this very moment for the Kurdish people. Most of the PKK political activists, supporters, and gerilas are the same Kurds from Turkey who you claim are following in the footsteps of the Turks. Maybe you mean those Turks who are fighting alongside Kurds; maybe you mean the others. I"m not sure.

So I'm having a difficult time sorting out your claim. I mean, the Israelis have never fought for the Kurdish people and if you talk to Southern Kurds in South Kurdistan, they know the Americans didn't come to Iraq "for their black eyes," as they say, meaning that the Americans have never fought for the Kurdish people either. On the other hand there have been and are Turks fighting alongside Kurds for the Kurdish people.

As a matter of fact, I can't recall a time when the two main Southern parties fought alongside PKK for the Kurds in Turkey but I can recall very well a time in the not-so-distant past when they fought alongside--how did you put it--"their mongoloid masters?"

Now, there are plenty of Turks who are well deserving of a knee-jerk reaction (possibly to the groin) for their primitive nationalist stupidity but there are plenty of others who do not deserve such a reaction (nor in such an anatomical position).

I cannot and will not accept that this collection of freaks drawn together for Kurdish-American "friendship" will present the face of Kurdistan to the American people. If you ask every single person on that list--except the Kurds--about Turkey's genocide of Kurds, I'm willing to bet that you will get a blank stare, an outright denial, or an evil snake-like hiss to shut up about Turkey. the great and noble democratic ally of both the US and Israel.

Those people don't care about Kurds; they only care about moving their pawns to the right spaces on their geopolitical chessboard.

Trust me, heval, those are the cold, hard facts of life.

Anonymous said...

"Nor make the mistake that Chris Hedges is exagerating in suggesting that Blackwater may be the face of the future in the US, especially since these special ops bastards (Think: Özel Timler) have requested permission from the Pentagon to establish "domestic special operations mission, and the preparation of contingency plans to employ commandos in the United States," in total violation of the Posse Comitatus Act."

I suppose there is a loophole they hope to squeeze through if someone were to raise this Act as an issue since it "limit(s) the powers of the Federal government to use the military for law enforcement" and not private military companies.

I wouldn't say the US is starting to look like Turkey. The Turks just followed this example of democracy and now American "freedom" and "democracy is simply changing shapes.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info about AKFL. You summed it up nicely. I didn't like the whole AKFL idea when I read the news about it on KM.

Anonymous said...

You ever hear of a fellow named Machiavelli? A little pragmatism wouldn't hurt the northern Kurds.