A Nation Founded on the Institution of Slavery

Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents

by Margaret Kimberley

Truth to Power (2020)

Book Review

This book should be required reading in all US high schools and colleges, along with Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States and Roxane Dunbar Ortiz’s Indigenous People’s History of the United States. It will make absolutely clear to all history students that the main purpose of the US War of Independence and the US Constitution were to preserve the institution of slavery in North America.

It was to preserve slavery the nation’s capitol was moved in 1791 from Philadelphia to a coastal swamp between Virginia and Maryland. Traveling to a national capitol in a northern state was too embarrassing for slave holding presidents like Washington. It meant having to rotate slaves between Philadelphia and Virginia – any slave remaining in Pennsylvania longer than six months automatically won their freedom.

Kimberley also totally demolishes the mythology around America’s “shrewd and brilliant” slaveholding founding fathers. Even northern presidents who favored emancipation (including Lincoln who only did so for political expediency) held profoundly racist beliefs about the innate inferiority of Africans. In fact, they sought to forcibly expel them to offshore colonies.

As Kimberley ably demonstrates, no US president has ever supported social justice reforms benefiting African Americans except in response to massive grassroots pressure.

For me the most interesting part of the book concerns Fannie Lou Hammer and her battle to seat the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. The 1968 Democratic National Convention, would ultimately seat them – leading to the breakaway of Storm Thurmond’s Dixiecrats. This wholesale defection of Southern whites would ensure a Republican presidential victory (for Nixon) the same year.


* Lincoln, who fervently believed in keeping the US white, worked on a number of colonization strategies to forcibly deport freed slaves, first to Île À Vache near Haiti and later to Panama.

 

Maori Land Wars: Genocide New Zealand Style

New Zealand Wars: Part 2 Kings and Empire

Directed by Tainui Stephens (2017)

Film Review

Part 2 of this series concerns the Wairau Valley War (1843), the Wellington War (1846), and the first Taranaki land war (1860-61).

The Wairau Valley War started when British settlers in the Marlborough Sounds (top of South Island) tried to farm land that still belong to Māori. After local iwi (tribes) drove out the land surveyors and set fire to their huts, 50 armed settlers marched to the Wairau Valley to “teach Māori” a lesson. Te Rauparaha, aka the Emperor of the South,* organized iwi warriors on both sides of Cook Strait to repel them.

Responding to growing fears Te Rauparaha would also attack unauthorized settlers, the newly appointed governor general George Grey marched British troops into in the Hutt Valley northwest of Wellington. Local Māori responded by killing the settlers who had illegally taken their land. During this fighting, Te Rauparaha was captured and imprisoned without trial, and settlers seized his former Māori.

The last segment of Part 2 is the most interesting to me as it concerns the first Taranaki War (I live in Taranaki). By 1858, there was a split in the North Island’s indigenous population.Two-thirds of Taranaki iwi supported the growing Māori king movement, formed with the explicit intention of solidifying Māori control over their own lands. One-third wished to sell land to the British for the purpose of facilitating trade.

The Taranaki land wars started when Te Teira sold the British communally-owned land in Waitara, and Wiremu Kingi and his followers turned settlers back when they tried to claim possession.

The major battle of the first Taranaki War took place at Puketekauere pā near Waitara in 1861. Although local Te Atiawa warriors were reinforced by other iwi belonging to the Māori king movement, they were still vastly outnumbered by British troops.

This first battle ended in a stalemate. In the truce that followed, Māori reclaimed more than £200,000 worth of property from New Plymouth settlers. However Wiremu Kingi lost control of coastal Waitara, which the British wanted for a seaport.


*Te Rauparaha held sway over iwi extending from Kaipiti Island near Wellington to modern day Nelson in the South Island. This would be the first attempt of iwi to consolidate their military efforts to retain control of their land.

 

 

The War Britain Lost

The New Zealand Wars: Part 1 The War Britain Lost

Directed by Tainui Stephens (2017)

Film Review

The New Zealand Wars (between British settlers and Māori) occurred between 1843-72. Until the modern indigenous rights movement, which started in the 1970s, it was rare for our public schools to teach the history of these wars. In 2019, the NZ Parliament approved legislation requiring the compulsory teaching of this history in public schools by 2022.

This film is the first in a five-part series exploring the British-Māori wars. Part 1 covers early British settlement of New Zealand and the first war in 1845-46. The defeat inflicted on colonial forces was extremely quite a shock for the British, especially as they outnumbered the Māori (6 to 1), who (unlike the British) had rifles but no heavy artillery (eg canons and mortars).

The trigger for the 1845 war was the repeated destruction of the British flagpole overlooking Kororāreka (Russell) by the Māori chief Hōne Heke. The latter believed British forces were in violation of the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi, which guarantees Māori full sovereignty over their own lands and people.

The victory of warriors led by Heke and his ally Kawiti is largely attributed to their superior military strategy. This involved a new form of fortified pā, a combination of deep trenches and primitive bunkers, in which flexible wooden fencing plays a similar role to the barbed wire used in World War I trenches, as well as their skill in drawing colonial forces into an ambush.

This new form of reinforced pā is viewed by military historians as the inspiration for modern trench warfare. It would spread to iwi (tribes) across the entire North Island for use in their own engagements with the British.

In 1846, colonists were forced to sign a truce with Heke and Kawati. They gained no new land in the three year war. The British flagpole would not be re-erected during Heke’s lifetime.

Does the 9-11 Timeline Date Back to 1977?

Solving 9-11: The Original Articles: Volume II

By Christopher Bollyn

Book Review – Part II

Link to Part  I:  Making Sense of 9-11

Bollyn maintains the the first evidence of a right wing Likud plot to attack a major New York building with airliners dates back to 1977,  when they first came to power in Israel. He emphasizes the involvement of early Likud leaders in the terrorist Stern Gang and Irgun, whose bombings and assassinations were responsible for driving the British out of Palestine in 1947. All three entities are notorious for their false flag terrorism, starting with the bombing (by Jewish terrorists disguised as Arabs of Jerusalem’s King David Hotel in 1946.*

He also provides compelling evidence that in 1983  Israeli military intelligence, headed by Ehud Barak, played a principal role in initiating a project to arm and train anti-Western mujaheddin (including Osama bin Laden) in Pakistan – a project co-funded by the CIA and Saudi Arabia. In 1994, these Israeli trained forces would morph into al Qaeda and the Taliban.

Bollyn’s timeline:

1977 – Likud comes to power in Israeal.

1978 – Top level (involved in in smuggling nuclear triggers to Israel) Mossad spy Arnon Milchon produces the British film The Medusa Touch, in which a 747 crashes into New York’s Panam building.

1979 – Likud rolls out their War on Terror doctrine at the 1979 Jerusalem Conference – attended by Bush senior and other world leaders.

1979 – former head of Israeli intelligence predicts Arab terrorists will bomb the tallest building in New York.

1982 – World Zionist Organization publishes plan for “balkanizing” the Middle East by breaking up major Arab countries into smaller ethnic and religious conclaves.

1982 – Israel invades Lebanon and Reagan sends 1,800 Marines to Beirut as peacekeepers.

1983 – Ehud Barak begins arming and training anti-Western Arabs in Pakistan, which morph into al-Qaeda and the Taliban in 1994

1985 – Top level Israeli spy Arnon Milchan produces Brazil, a science fiction film about a society subject to frequent senseless acts of terror whose government wages a continual war against terrorists in some distant land.

1987 – Two Mossad agents awarded security contract for the World Trade Center. Contract immediately canceled when the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey learn one of the applicants is using a false name.

1993 – World Trade Center hit by truck bomb explosion.

1993 – Mossad-linked Kroll Associates awarded security contract for the World Trade Center

2000 – Top Israeli spy Milchon and Rupert Murdoch co-produce The Lone Gunman TV series in which hijacked airliners are flown into the Twin Towers.

2000 – Zionist William Kristol (member of Emergency Committee for Israel) and Robert Kagan found Project for a New American Century, which calls for US occupation of Iraq.

July 2001 – World Trade Center privatized, with Larry Silverstein assuming 99-year lease on buildings 1-6. He already owned Building 7, which he built in 1980.


*In a false flag event a political power deliberately commits a terrorist act which they attempt to blame on an enemy. Other notorious Israeli false flag events include

1954 – Israeli agents disguised as Muslim Brotherhood members bomb US and UK libraries in Egypt.

1967 – Israeli jets and torpedo boats attempt to sink the USS Liberty and frame Egypt for the attack.

1973 – Israeli agents masquerading as Islamic Jihad drive a massive truck bomb into US Marine barracks in Lebanon, killing

1986 – Masquerading as Libyan government agents, Mossad operatives send a series of terrorist orders to numerous Libyan embassies, fooling President Ronald Reagan into dropping over sixty tons of bombs on Libya.

 

Making Sense of 9-11

Solving 9-11: The Original Articles, Volume II

By Christopher Bollyn (2019)

Book Review

Investigative journalist Christopher Bollyn makes a very strong case (the first that really makes sense to me) that 9-11 was primarily orchestrated by Israeli intelligence, via dozens of commercial enterprises they have established in the US. Assisting them in the conspiracy and coverup were various Bush administration Zionists (many with dual US-Israeli citizenship) and non-Zionists who saw some political advantage or profit for themselves or their corporate sponsors.

Is It Anti-Semitic to Say Bad Things About the Mossad?

The mainstream media has repeatedly accused Bollyn of anti-Semitism for making these claims. However, in my view, his sources are impeccable. Moreover I can find nothing in the book to suggest he harbors any particular hostility, prejudice, or negative stereotypes against the Jewish religion or people.

The evidence Bollyn presents in these articles (written between 2012 and 2019) can be roughly divided into three categories: 1) the well-documented level of infiltration of US government and commercial operations by intelligence-linked Israeli companies specializing in high tech communications and tracking software, security services and haulage 2) the key role played by Zionist Jews (many with dual US-Israeli citizenship) in crafting the US defense initiative to invade seven countries in five years (Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran)*  and 3) the long term, openly stated ambition of Israel’s Likud Party (which came to power in 1977) to provoke a Middle East war on terror in that would enable them to significantly expand the territory under Israel’s control.

Bollyn also provides a number of articles about the military grand nanothermite (aka superthermite) explosives that, according to detailed evidence compiled by the Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth, were the true cause of the collapse of Buildings 1,2, and 7.

Owing to its complexity, I’ve divided my review of Solving 9-11 into two parts. Part I will cover the issue of US government and commercial infiltration by intelligence-linked Israeli software, security, and other companies and the infiltration of the Bush administration by pro-Israel Zionists. Part II (which I will post tomorrow) will cover the history of the Israeli terrorists who founded the Likud Party, their longstanding call for a War on Terror to expand Israel’s boundaries, and their well-documented expertise in false flag terrorism.

Infiltration of US Systems by Intelligence-Linked Israeli Software Companies

The extent of Israeli infiltration of US government computer systems was first exposed by whistleblower Indira Singh in 2005 (see  9-11 Whistlerblower Ground Zero Testimony) Singh was originally hired by JP Morgan to evaluate Ptech software.*  According to Singh, the FAA, NORAD, and US Air Force experienced computer systems failures on 9-11 that significant hampered the US ability to scramble fighter jets to intercept the hijacked aircraft.

Singh maintains the Secret Service, FBI, Pentagon, both houses of Congress, the Treasury, IRS, Navy, CIA, Department of Energy, IBM, and Booz Allen Hamilton all had Mossad-controlled Ptech software on their computer systems in the early 2000s. Other intelligence-linked Israeli companies selling communications and tracking software to government agencies include Amdocs, Verint, Nice Systems, Orckit, Bogen Communications (which used text messaging to warn 4,000 Israelis employed at the WTC to stay home on 9-11), and Transtech Control Limited. The notorious “Israeli art students” who tried to gain access to the DEA and other restricted government sites in 2000 and 2001 were employees of Nice Systems.

Since the 1990s federal agents have reported systemic security breaches at the Justice Department, FBI, DEA, State Department, and White House. Several were directly traced to Verint and Amdocs, which have formed the backbone of US domestic surveillance.  In 2008, former CIA case officer Robert David Steele stated in Counterpunch, “Israeli penetration of the entire US telecommunication system means that NSA’s warrantless wiretapping  actually means Israeli warrantless wiretapping.”

Transtech mainly produces control and monitoring software systems for airports. In 2001, their client list included dozens of US civilian and military airports.

Israeli Owned Moving Companies and Security Firms

The involvement of Mossad-linked businesses in 9-11 isn’t limited to computer systems. There are also numerous intelligence-linked Israeli owned moving companies operating in the US – Israeli intelligence uses them to illegally enter US military bases. The most prominent is Urban Moving Systems, which employed the “five dancing Israelis” who filmed the 9-11 attack from New Jersey. The five men were arrested a few hours later with multiple passports and thousands in cash. Although two were known Mossad agents, they were held for ten weeks and sent back to Israel for visa violations.

Another intelligence-linked Israeli company, International Consultants on Targeted Security (ICTS), was responsible for security at Logan, Newark and many other US Airports on 9-11.

Likewise an intelligence-linked security company Kroll and Associates was in charge of security at the World Trade Center. Bollyn believes this allowed them advance access to Buildings, 1,2, and 7 to nanothermite charges responsible for a series of explosions (reported by multiple witnesses – see 911 Whistleblowers) responsible, ultimately for the collapse of these buildings. .

Israeli-Owned Junkyards

In the aftermath of 9-11, two Israeli-owned junkyards were hired to cart away the evidence, with much of the steel being shipped to Asia to be melted down and some debris being trucked to junkyards in northern New Jersey. Only one US company was involved in the clean-up, which under normal circumstances should have been handled (at no additional cost to the taxpayer by the Army Corp of Engineers.

Pro-Israel Zionists in the Bush Administration

Bollyn identifies about a dozen pro-Israel Zionists who played some role in 9-11. Among the most prominent:

  • Alvin Bernard (Buzzy) Krongard, who was CEO of Alex Brown until 1998 and CIA executive director from 2001-2004. Alex Brown was the financial advisor for Scitex, an Israeli company that managed the stock offerings for the private companies created by military intelligence. Alex Brown was linked to most of the insider trading in airline stocks that occurred on Sept 10, 2001.
  • Ronald Lauder, president of the Zionist World Jewish Congress, headed the commission under Governor George Pataki promoting the privatization of the World Trade Center (up until July 2001, the WTC was owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey)
  • Ron Silverstein, who owned Building 7 and had a 99 year least on Buildings 1 and 2. Silverstein, held a regular weekly call with Netanyahu. Silverstein is on record as ordering Building 7 to be “pulled.” According to a speech he subsequently gave in Israel, he began planning for the Building 7 rebuild in April 2000.
  • Zionist dual national Michael Chertoff, who headed the Criminal Division of the Justice Department on 9-11. It was Chertoff’s decision to release the Ground Zero crime scene without any forensic investigation, allowing the remnants of the collapsed steel rods and beams to be shipped to Asia to be melted down. He also ordered the release of scores of Israeli terrorist suspects who were arrested after 9-11.
  • Ari Fleischer – as press secretary to President George W Bush, Fleischer crafted the president’s narrative around 9-11 and the War on Terror up until July 2003. At the time of 9-11, Fleischer was co-president of the Zionist group Chabad’s Capitol Jewish Forum.

*Reported in 2007 by former NATO commander retired General Wesley Clark. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw

**Ptech’s current software is a modified version of the Promis “case mananagment” software developed by Inslaw in the late seventies. Journalist Danny Casolaro’s investigation into Inslaw, Promis, and the alleged “backdoor” that enabled the US to spy on countries it sold Promis software to would lead Casolaro to be “suicided” in 1991.

 

The History of the 20th Century: BBC Propaganda at Its Best

History of the World Episode 8 – Age of Extremes

BBC (2018)

Film Review

This final episode is almost pure BBC propaganda and contains a large number of jingoist assertions that are totally unsupported by historical record.  Age of Extremes covers the rise of Hitler (while neglecting to mention the support he received from Wall Street and German corporations); the founding of the first birth control clinic in Britain by feminist Margaret Sanger and the “sexual revolution” brought about by the birth control pill in the 1960s; Gandhi’s nonviolent struggle for Indian independence; the US invention and deployment of the atomic bomb; the murderous Chinese Cultural Revolution that started in 1967;  the capitalist reforms instigated by Chinese premier Deng Xiaoping in the 1970s; the fall of the Berlin Wall (allegedly ending the Cold War) in 1989; and the defeat of world chess champion Gary Kasparov by IBM computer Deep Blue.

Among the more nauseating claims made:

  • That the US developed and deployed nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki because that was the only way to force the Japanese government to surrender (“Japanese civilians would pay for their leaders’ refusal to surrender”).  Declassified records reveal Japan was attempting to surrender in July 1945 but Truman refused, owing to his determination to intimidate the Soviets by deploying atomic weapons. The deliberate targeting of Japanese civilians (more than 300,000 died within days of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings) was a war crime under the Geneva Convention.
  • That Artificial Intelligence will be as significant for mankind as the agricultural and the industrial revolution
  • That modern day humans live longer, healthier lives than their ancestors.*
  • That despite “altered climate” and mass extinctions “humans have always overcome challenges we are face with and prospered.”**

*This may be true of a few extremely wealthy individuals, but many people of my generation are dying earlier than their parents owing to an epidemic of obesity, diabetes, disease, drug/alcohol addiction, and suicide (US numbers have been high enough to reduce average life expectancy).

**It’s obvious the filmmakers have never read Collapse by Gerard Diamond

The Role of the Industrial Revolution and Modern Warfare in Third World Colonization

History of the World Part 7 – The Age of Industry

BBC (2018)

Film Review

This second-to-last focuses on the role of the Western industrial revolution in facilitating wholesale colonization of the Third World: British opium wars launched against China to make the world safe for western industrial capitalism, the US Civil War, Japan’s war against their traditional Samurai class, and World War I.

In the middle of the episode, the filmmakers take a break from war to depict the brutal enslavement of the Congo (as his personal fiefdom) by Belgian King Leopold II and to re-enact the invention of the steam engine and railroad, as well as Leo Tolstoy’s efforts to educate and free his serfs.

Part 7 begins with the brutal opium wars the UK used to force China to open up to western trade. At the beginning of the 19th century, a massive British demand for tea was draining their treasury of the silver European countries had expropriated from South America. However because China refused to import western goods, the British had no legal way to get  this silver back.

They eventually fell back illegal opium smuggling to pry open the Chinese import market. The result was an estimated 17 million Chinese opium addicts by 1839. The emperor’s clampdown on smuggling led to a British declaration of war. China’s primitive wooden warships were no match for the gunships born of Britain’s industrial revolution. After two wars, the peace treaty the UK imposed ceded Hong Kong to British control and forced China to open all their markets to western trade.

Modern weaponry would also give the industrialized North a clear advantage over the agricultural South in a Civil War resulting that killed over 650,000.

When Japan refused to open their country to international trade, it was US warships that fired on their capitol in 1853. When Japan modernized their military with Western weapons and tens of thousands of new recruits, their elite Samurai class, solely responsible for centuries for the emperor’s protection, rebelled. In 1877 an army of 40,000 Samurai faced certain defeat against a modern military force with at least twice as many men and Western military hardware.

The segment about Leopold II’s personal conquest of the Congo (and its rich mineral and human resources) under the cover of a “humanitarian charity” is well worth watching. Likewise the one about German foreign minister Arthur Zimmermann’s efforts to form a military alliance with Mexico during World War I – to help them reclaim territory the US stole during the US-Mexican War (1846-1848).

Otherwise the openly anti-German propaganda in the final segment totally obscures the real origins of World War I, as revealed by recently declassified British and US documents. This is covered really well in James Corbett’s 2018 documentary The World War I Conspiracy:. The World War I Conspiracy