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  1. 1. NEXUS NEW TIMES MAGAZINE Volume 10, Number 3 APRIL – MAY 2003 UK/Europe Edition www.nexusmagazine.comLETTERS TO THE EDITOR.............................................4 TIME, GRAVITY & ALIEN TECHNOLOGY...................49 A talk by Wilbert B. Smith. This Canadian radioGLOBAL NEWS.............................................................6 e n g i n e e r, who died in 1962, has expanded our News you may have missed, including a Florida understanding of time travel, UFO technology and court ruling that the media can legally lie, UK the gravitational effects of nuclear detonations. government cover-ups over Bank of England fraud, SECRETS OF THE NEVADA TEST SITE & AREA 51......55 and leaked documents on Europes GATS stance. A talk by "V. L.". An unidentified physicist, who claims he worked at the Nevada Test Site and AreaTHE HIDDEN FACE OF TERRORISM..........................11 51 for twelve years, made startling admissions in By Paul David Collins. Terrorism is not born by 1995 about nuclear testing, antigravity aeronautics, accident but emerges, as did al-Qaida, as a result neutron bombs and nuclear terrorism. of covert state funding and sponsorship designed to THE TWILIGHT ZONE................................................61 serve the vested interests of powerful elite factions. By Michael E. Salla, PhD. This exopolitical view on the US-led pre-emptive war on Iraq suggests aROCKEFELLER INTERNATIONALISM—Part 1............19 hidden agenda beyond even the battle for oil: By Will Banyan. The Rockefellers were famous for control of a "Stargate" to the ancient Anunnaki gods. their fortune and philanthropy until strategist REVIEWS—Books........................................................65 "The Galaxy on Earth" by Richard Leviton Raymond Fosdick persuaded JDR Junior to adopt a "Nostradamus and the Lost Templar Legacy" by Rudy Cambier liberal-internationalist New World Order creed. "The Bush Dyslexicon" by Mark Crispin Miller "Hitlers Flying Saucers" by Henry StevensMANGANESE, INFRASOUND & BSE/CJD—Part 1.....25 "The Scientist, The Madman, The Thief & Their Lightbulb" by K. Tutt "Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark" by Laurence Gardner By Mark Purdey. The rising incidence of prion "Fences and Windows" by Naomi Klein diseases like BSE and vCJD in particular regions is "The Templars Legacy in Montréal…" by Francine Bernier "Our Health At Risk" by Dr Janice-Ann Priest linked with high manganese/low copper levels and "Medicine Man" by Jack Temple infrasonic shock-bursts in the environment. "Awakening: How ET Contact Can Transform…" by Mary Rodwell "The Celestial Clock" by Dr William A. GasparIS INCANDESCENT LIGHT HEALTHIER?—Part 1.......35 "Planets, Sunspots and Earthquakes" by Frank Glasby "Planet-X, Comets & Earth Changes" by James M. McCanney By Inger Lorelei. Anecdotal reports and indirect REVIEWS—Videos.......................................................72 scientific evidence suggest that incandescent light "The Forgotten Story of Royal R. Rife" by Shawn Montgomery sources are better and healthier than fluorescent. "Crop Circles: A Silent Knowing" by Nikola DuperSCIENCE NEWS..........................................................41 REVIEWS—Music........................................................73 "Spice Groove" by various artists By Richard Alan Miller and Iona Miller. Our brain "Kin Kin" by Ross Daly & Friends waves share and are attuned to certain frequencies "Breathing Space" by Jeff Clarkson "An Afro-Portuguese Odyssey" by various artists of the Schumanns resonances, the ELF signals that "Rhythms of Baghdad" by Ahmed Mukhtar & Sattar Al-Saadi pulsate between the Earths crust and ionosphere. NEXUS BOOKS, VIDEOS, ADS, SUBS...................80–88APRIL – MAY 2003 NEXUS • 1
  2. 2. EditorialNEXUS MAGAZINE Volume 10, Number 3 APRIL – MAY 2003 T here is nothing so frustrating as writing an editorial speculating on what the outcome of an event due to occur "any day now" may be. It seems to me that Ive been spending far too much time pondering hidden agendas of looming wars, dates and triggers of economic PUBLISHED BY crashes, and trajectories of cosmic bodies. But to be fair, there are valid grounds for speculat- NEXUS Magazine Pty Ltd, Australia ing on all the above. EDITOR One of my pet areas of research is the subject of state-sponsored terrorism. I have read of Duncan M. Roads many examples of radical and extremist groups being created by various intelligence agencies CO-EDITOR to be used as "assets". The UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia have all had cases where Catherine Simons law-enforcement or intelligence agency factions have been the ones who deliberately created ASSISTANT EDITOR/SUB-EDITOR extreme political groups in their own countries! Many researchers in this field insist that all Ruth Parnell "terrorist" groups are state sponsored. Killing ones own citizens to secure or expand power EDITORS ASSISTANT both domestically and internationally goes back at least to Roman times. Now, only the scale Jenny Hawke and scope are new. Those in the "trade" call it "the ends justifying the means". The rest of us UK Office Manager call it state-sponsored terrorism, and it is the subject of our opening article this issue. Marcus Allen I know many experienced and qualified researchers who insist that a particular American CONTRIBUTORS THIS ISSUE intelligence agency controls al-Qaida. It is the age-old trick of a street gang controlling a hit- Paul David Collins; Will Banyan; man or thug who beats up anyone hes told to by the gangleader. On the street it is shopkeep- Mark Purdey; Inger Lorelei; ers and petty criminals who are "stood over". In the greater reality of the geopolitical chess- Richard Alan Miller and Iona Miller; board, al-Qaida members are the Bush factions private thugs who act on demand. So were Michael E. Salla, PhD the terrorist attacks of September 11 state sponsored? More and more people now think so. CARTOONS While on conspiracies and conspirators, its hard to go past the Rockefellers. This edition Phil Somerville we publish the first in a series of articles on this powerful family. The history of their New COVER GRAPHIC World Order visions is extremely relevant for today. John Cook, I get many calls and emails asking about brain waves, brain frequencies, Schumanns reso- PRINTING nances and, above all, which brain/mind machines I recommend and why. The article this Goodhed Print Group, Bicester, Oxon., UK issue on the Schumanns resonances gives readers a clear overview of what is going on, inside DISTRIBUTION and outside the brain. Alpha waves, HAARP, ELF, brain-wave entrainment—its all there in Seymours, London, UK one digestible mental meal for your enlightenment. UK OFFICE - 55 Queens Rd, East Grinstead, Wilbert Smiths story is one I have looked forward to running for quite a while, and this is West Sussex, RH19 1BG. the transcript of a very interesting talk he gave decades ago. Smith was a top Canadian gov- Ph: 01342 322854; Fax: 01342 324574 e-mail address: ernment scientist who, using his official and professional contacts, conducted a four-year Website: investigation into "flying saucers", as they were then termed. His findings were probably too fantastic to be taken seriously at the time, but, in light of modern developments, they contain EUROPE OFFICE - PO Box 48, 1600 AA much thats of interest for todays frontier researchers. Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. Just when you think weve run out of Area 51 whistleblowers to feature, we find another Ph: +31 (0)228 324076; Fax: +31 (0)228 312081 e-mail address: one! This testimony, from a transcript of a talk given a few years ago, is from an anonymous Nevada Test Site/Area 51 physicist, and we decided to publish it even though we have no HEAD OFFICE - Articles, Reviews, etc. PO Box 30, Mapleton, Qld 4560, Australia. contact details for follow-up. However, the testimony is most thought-provoking and alarm- Ph: +61 7 5442 9280; Fax: +61 7 5442 9381 ing—especially if you live in certain parts of the USA. e-mail address: If you work or live with fluorescent lighting, you will certainly want to read about artificial ITALY OFFICE - c/- Avalon Edizioni, Piazza light sources and their effects on human health. Youll go incandescent! I cannot recommend Mazzini 52, 35137 Padova, Italy enough that readers become more informed about all sources of vibrational health effects. Ph/Fax: +39 (0)49 912 6006 And speaking of vibrations, UK farmer Mark Purdey writes about the infrasonic shock trig- e-mail address: ger for mad cow disease (BSE) and vCJD, the other factor being high manganese/low copper USA OFFICE - 2940 E. Colfax, #131, levels in the environment and body. I feel sure that Marks findings will lead to an under- Denver CO 80206 USA Tel: 303 321 5006; Fax: 720 941 9352 standing of the origins of many other diseases as well as BSE and vCJD. E-mail: I go to sign off this editorial yet again, looking at the immediate possibility that my country STATEMENT OF PURPOSE will go all the way with the USA and others and attack/invade another sovereign nation. INEXUS recognises that humanity is undergoing a believe we are being lied to over the assessment of the Iraqi threat, and I feel ashamed at themassive transformation. With this in mind, NEXUS actions of our leaders in pursuing the path to war. The fact that the worlds biggest mediaseeks to provide hard-to-get information so as to moguls have thrown their combined might behind the pro-war lobby means that truth andassist people through these changes. NEXUS is not integrity in journalistic reporting have been replaced by falsehood and fear. Hardly anyone inlinked to any religious, philosophical or political power now dares to stand up and point out that the Emperor is wearing no clothes.ideology or organisation. Duncan PERMISSION-TO-REPRODUCE POLICY PS: UK readers may want to help us expand the number of shops selling NEXUS, by visitingWhile reproduction and dissemination of the infor-mation in NEXUS is actively encouraged, anyone your local newsagent and asking them to stock it. It is a constant struggle to keep shops re-caught making a buck out of it, without our express ordering NEXUS, due to the peculiarities of the British distribution system. Some dont getpermission, will be in trouble when we catch them! resupplied even when they have sold out. Consumer power is stonger than publisher power! WARRANTY AND INDEMNITYAdvertisers upon and by lodging material with the Publisher for publication or authorising or approving of the publication of any material INDEMNIFY thePublisher and its servants and agents against all liability claims or proceedings whatsoever arising from the publication and without limiting the generality of theforegoing to indemnify each of them in relation to defamation, slander of title, breach of copyright, infringement of trademarks or names of publication titles, unfaircompetition or trade practices, royalties or violation of rights or privacy AND WARRANT that the material complies with all relevant laws and regulations and thatits publication will not give rise to any rights against or liabilities in the Publisher, its servants or agents and in particular that nothing therein is capable of beingmisleading or deceptive or otherwise in breach of the Part V of the Trade Practices Act 1974. All expressions of opinion are published on the basis that they arenot to be regarded as expressing the opinion of the Publisher or its servants or agents. Editorial advice is not specific and readers are advised to seek professionalhelp for individual problems. © NEXUS New Times 20032 • NEXUS APRIL – MAY 2003
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  4. 4. Letters to the Editor ...Origins of Mad Cow Disease Copper depletion represents the metal transmutes from a para- the AIDS drug Crixivan) and Dear Editor: Peter Olson cornerstone prerequisite that magnetic to ferrimagnetic form. eventual death. Dr Al-Bayati(Letters, 10/01) should read my sets up susceptibility for prion The resulting ferrimagnetic goes into detail, step by step, andactual science journal publica- disease. It can be generated metal acquires its pathogenic explains how these medicationstions before he embarks upon his genetically via the inheritance of capacity the moment the contam- destroy the bone marrow, ulti-misappropriated, inaccurate and a type of prion protein that can inated individual enters an exter- mately destroying and decreas-ironic critique of my work. only bind onto two copper atoms nal electromagnetic field, where- ing the bodys white cells, I have published my environ- instead of the usual five, as is the by the metal gets permanently platelets and red cells. All ofmental and laboratory data wide- case in the familial forms of charged up to the explosive this leads to a weakened immunely in the scientific literature, and prion disease; or it can be gener- flashpoint and self-perpetuating system, allowing various illness-the overall thesis clearly infers ated geochemically via straight- cluster bombs of free-radical- es to ravage the body.that the basis of prion disease forward copper deficiency mediated neurodegeneration I have also finished reading anpathogenesis pivots upon the derived from the external burst forth. Prion disease article in San Franciscos gayloss of copper from the prion ecosystem, as is the case with ensues. newspaper, the Bay Areaprotein copper bonds, followed the traditional forms of sporadic This explains why the infec- R e p o r t e r, concerning theby a replacement with certain prion disease which have been tious agent in prion disease, e.g., approval of the new Orasurerogue metals, such as man- around for light years; or it can a ferrimagnetic metal species, "rapid test". According to thisganese, lithium or silver, which be generated artificially as an etc., has baffled everybody by article this test is 99.6% accuratecan opportunistically substitute extreme form of acute copper retaining its infectious capacity and tests for antibodies to HIV.themselves at the vacated lock-up following exposure to after being heated up to tempera- This is disconcerting to medomain. These metal distur- synthetic copper-chelating tures beyond 500 degrees, i.e., because the test actually testsbances can all be related back to organic chemicals, such as the by its being heating up until the 99.6% accurate to proteinsvarious environmental influ- systemic organo dithiophosphate specific curie point of the metal "thought to be related" to HIVences. (OP) warble fly insecticides, as is exceeded, whence its magnetic and not the actual virus. These Once established, these foreign is the case with the modern charge, i.e., its pathogenic capac- same antibodies to these proteinsmetals may not act in the overall aggressive forms of new variant ity, is instantly drained. can be found in over 60 otherbest interests of the organism. prion diseases such as vCJD, In this respect, prion disease factors that would cause theFor instance, whilst the normal BSE, etc. will develop in the manganese Orasure test to produce a posi-copper prion protein performs a I have asked Mr Olson for the (or silver, etc.)-loaded/copper- tive result, including but not lim-role in the conduction of electro- sources of reference which stand depleted brain that can no longer ited to the flu virus, flu vaccina-energy along the circadian path- up his case histories of silver cushion the neurotoxic impact of tion, haemolysed serum,ways of the brain, the abnormal wire– induced CJD, but he has low-frequency infrasonic shock, haemophilia, hepatitis B vacci-manganese prion protein will not provided these to date. He e.g. from military jets, the nation, herpes simplex 1 and 2,absorb and store up incoming has also failed to provide the ref- Concorde, missile/quarry explo- malaria, tetanus vaccination,electro-energy, acting much like erences in support of his claims sions, earthquakes and volcanic tuberculosis, etc.a battery on continuous charge. over experiments which have eruptions, etc. This explains With this in mind, where is theIn this respect, any alien metal demonstrated that prion disease why the clusters of prion disease concern about the many falsesubstitution on the prion protein can be transmitted by blood- have invariably erupted in any positives resulting frombonds serves to block the flow of sucking insects—that notion is infrasound-intense environment Orasures HIV tests, which willelectromagnetic energy around still only at the hypothetical where manganese pollution is lead to thousands of people tak-the circadian pathways. stage! Nor has he produced evi- also a concurrent problem. ing extremely toxic and physi- But Mr Olson seems to mis- dence of any real quotes or state- Best wishes, cally deforming AIDS medica-conceive the key tenets of my ments made by myself which Mark Purdey, High Barn Farm, tions? Is this not really mislead-hypothesis. In this respect, his support his bogus claims that Elworthy, Taunton, Somerset ing the people worldwide con-letter ironically offers support "Purdy [spelled wrongly!] looks TA43PX, UK, website cerning what Orasures HIVfor my theory and not the oppo- at the insecticide used on those product tests for and the accura-sition that he is trying so hard to insects, without ever looking at [Note: See part one of Mark cy of this test? I wish to thankconjure up. For instance, he the insects themselves as the you for your time concerning mode of transmission". Could Purdeys article this issue. Ed.]repeatedly recounts a series of this very important matter.unbelievable experimental proto- Olson please inform me of his Sincerely,cols where women have had sources for this phony quotation? Toxic Anti-AIDS Drugs Steven D. Keller,their brains implanted with ster- Your readers may be interested Dear N E X U S Magazine: I Host/Producer/Editor, T h eilised silver wire, who have later to know that my field and lab recently did a cable television Steven Keller Show, 607 Castrogone on to develop CJD! data have shown that an addi- interview with a top toxicolo- Street, San Francisco, CAAssuming that these experiments tional quantum facet needs to be gist/pathologist, Dr Mohammed 94114, USAactually took place, then, accord- fulfilled before the rogue metal Ali Al-Bayati (www.toxi-ing to my theory, CJD was clear - cation (manganese or silver, etc.), whose ownly caused by the silver i o n s is primed to serve as the fully research, Get All the Facts: HIV Fuel-Saving Device Mysterybonding to the copper-depleted fledged infectious agent in Does NOT Cause AIDS , using Hi Duncan: A few weeks ago Iligands on the prion proteins. prion diseases. The atoms of the differential diagnosis, reports telephoned you and discussed The copper depletion prereq- metal need to be metamorphosed how dangerous AIDS drugs are the situation with Allenuisite could have happened by the intensive shock energy of and how they cause AIDS ill- Caggiano and his FIVS/fuel-sav-months, if not years, before the low-frequency infrasound. A nesses including facial wasting, ing device, which was the sub-silver wire was actually implant- phonon-oxygen atomic bonding diarrhoea, night sweats, organ ject of an article in NEXUSed in these unfortunate women. occurs, to the extent that the failure, crix belly (named after magazine over a year ago [see4 • NEXUS APRIL – MAY 2003
  5. 5. ... more Letters to the Editor NB: Please keep letters to approx. 150 to 250 words in length. Ed.Science News, 9/02]. the 1960s had access to far more (vol. 10, no. 1) about Dr Dan meaning of terrorism. A number of people, how many sophisticated technology than Burisch was absolutely mind- "Terrorism" is defined as thewe do not know, sent him was commercially available at enlightening. Too much to get using of terror-inspiring methodsUS$795 in order to participate in the time. Also in the issue of into now, but did want to express of governing and the use of coer-a Beta Testing Program for the Wireless World (ad attached) is a my appreciation. cion tactics on a community orunit. The promised units never Private Mobile Radio made by What I do want to write about nation to push them into submis-arrived and finally, after some Pye, again which is fully transis- is the letter sent by C. Brough of sion through extreme fear. I askmonths, Vic Blizzard, who lives torised. Tasmania, Australia (vol. 10, no. this question: what has been thein Queensland, myself and Ian With regard to the power 1); it was entitled "Beware state of mind of the citizensHacon, whose name and contact required to send a signal back Plastics & Vaccines". At the end since all these events havedetails you gave me, sent threat- from the Moon, a directional of her letter she asked, "Please, unfolded?ening letters to Allen. antenna or dish was used to is there any NEXUS reader who The knowledge that we are Then suddenly, the focus the energy into a beam. can give advice in treating about to lose our rights and free-"get113to138mpg" Yahoo! This means that less power can autism?"—and I say there is doms without our consent is agroups message was wiped clean be used than, say, a TV transmit- help. formidable thought. For decadesand shut down. Within 24 hours, ter that is required to cover a A scientist named Dr Joe we have trusted our elected lead-somebody had put up an alterna- large omni-directional area. In Champion from Arizona has ers, believing that what they saidtive site, fact, the power for the Moon treated hundreds of children with was right. I believe we havecom/group/get113to138mpg transmissions was probably only autism, and with much success. been led by the misguided inten-NOT/messages. Now, many dis- in the order of tens of watts, in The treatment is through an tions of those we trusted.satisfied people are posting mes- which case power requirements organic module attached to a During the State of the Unionsages to this site and a formal were not demanding. The band- computer that communicates address, two noticeable icons ofcomplaint has been laid with width of 7 MHz is large com- through a visual C+ language. fascism flanked both sides of theChelmsford Police Department pared to the UHF bands (~400 The computer is called ADAM: speakers podium. This fascistand we are all assisting Officer MHz), but in the S band Aphysical Dimensional Access symbol represents the "evil fas-Mike Horan with his enquiries. (1550–5200 MHz) used on the Manager. cist regime" we fought against in Should you wish to follow the Apollo Moon program, this is not The website, if you want to World War II. This should trou-course of this investigation, then a large part of the band. Details learn more and contact Dr ble us greatly when we see thisyou may do so via this message of the Apollo lunar antenna and Champion, is http://www. symbol in our country. Is this ansite. If anything significant other equipment can be found at There is indication of the deceitful plan-results, I will advise you. much to be learned at the site ning that is being forced upon us Regards, office/pao/History/SP-350/ch- plus, of course, one may contact 12-3.html, which also gives the today? Let us not be partners to John Carter, j_carter38@ Dr Champion for more info. the Crime of War, but camera weight as 25 lb. It is quite amazing the results peaceful non-combatants.[Dear John: I am unhappy to I do not doubt that the NASA and letters I read from the A p o l l o program went to the ADAM Forum from the mothers Our family enjoys reading yourreport that Ive been contacted several people around the Moon—the transmissions were themselves. It will bring tears to monitored by radio amateurs your eyes. It is with joy that From a concerned Nativeworld who have sent money and American, E. Trudeau, flow-have not yet heard back from ( s e e these moms and dads are seeing their children come into normal- ingriver @onlink.netAllen Caggiano. I hope to findout what has happened and let svengrahn/trackind/Apollo17/ cy. Dr Champion is a friend ofreaders know in due course. APOLLO17.htm)—but what mine and he works with high Valuable Articles Expose HypeEd.] they saw and discovered on the integrity to help those in need. Dear Duncan: What a breath Moon wasnt fully reported. Again, thank you for NEXUS! of fresh air your magazine brings To finish with a question: why Blessings in Bliss, to a world of bent journalism andTV Live from the Moon have we not returned to the Kris Martin, USA unwarranted hype. I would like, Dear Duncan: I find Mitch Moon in over 25 years, especial-Dicksons comments on the in particular, to thank you as edi - ly now with serious talk of a tor for including the many valu-equipment available at the time manned Mars expedition? In the The Terror in our Midstintriguing but not fully informed The threat of the upcoming able articles written by Sherrill 1960s, there was talk of using Sellman and others like her.[Letters, 10/02]. the Moon as a staging post to the Crime of War has jarred some of Yes, I agree that the image- us to awaken from our state of Medicine, and, for that matter, other planets! science in general, is in gravesensing part of the camera was a Regards, controlled consciousness. Oncevidicon tube, but there were this awareness happens, we crisis while giant corporations Roy Hammond (electronics begin to see what was previously are able to call the tune by pro-compact versions of these engineer), West Midlands, UKdevices used in closed circuit obscured by those who do not viding the rapidly diminishingtelevision (CCT) cameras and want us to know what they are research funding to universitiestransistors were around at the Successful Autism Treatment doing. Our mission now is to and Crown research establish-time. In fact, I have a 1965 issue Greetings, Duncan: Thanks for stay awake, remain vigilant and ments. Do keep this valuableof Wireless World in which there bringing NEXUS into the public voice our dissent. The fabric of information an advert for a commercially eye. I love the publication, and Democracy is in tatters, but we Sincerely,available transistorised surplus being a researcher I find there is must hang on to what remains. Dr Robert Anderson, Member,CCT camera weighing about 4 lb always so much info to spark the The events leading to and in Union of Concerned Scientists,with lenses. Now Im sure the next great exploration. The par- the aftermath of 9-11 have website http://www.roberta.military (oh, sorry, NASA) of ticular article in last months mag forced me to re-examine the – MAY 2003 NEXUS • 5
  6. 6. PRIVATISING WAR "NEURO-CHIP" READS LIVING NERVE SIGNALST he UK Ministry of Defence is poised to enter into a welter ofpartnerships with business, usher- R esearchers in Germany have developed new semiconductoring in the most fundamental shake- technology that will allow scien-up of the military for more than 100 tists to read and record electricalyears. signals in living nerve cells. Entire training, logistics and sup- Roland Thewes, senior directorply operations are set to be hived in corporate research at Munich-off to big business in the most far- based Infineon, successfullyreaching intrusion of the private recorded electrical signals in neu-sector into what was considered the rons, the specialised cells thatstates preserve. make up the nervous system in liv- Most controversially, perhaps, ing organisms and communicatemanagement of the Armed Forces with each other through electricalsecret files—which cover Northern pulses.Ireland, the Gulf War and a host of Infineon researchers workedsensitive and historic areas—is set with scientists at the Max Planckto be handed over to a private Institute, located outside Munich,contractor. on the new biosensor chip, dubbed(Source: The Observer , London, the "Neuro-Chip". About the sizeMarch 2, 2003) of a fingernail, it has 16,000 sen- Laboratory, reveal evidence in the form of sors that monitor electrical pulses in cells EARTHS CORE TO BURN OUT? helium fission products, which indicates submerged in electrolyte nutrient fluid thatG eophysicist J. Marvin Herndon, who heads Transdyne Corporation in SanDiego, has set forth the foundations and that the end of the georeactor lifetime may be approaching. "The Earths nuclear furnace could die in coats the semiconductor and keeps the neurons alive. Amplifiers embedded in the circuitry enable each sensor to detect anddemonstrated the feasibility of a giant as little as 100 years or as long as one bil- process the low-voltage signals throughoutnuclear reactor at the centre of the Earth. lion years—the uncertainty is great," said the different cell layers. The data can then Quoted in a March 3 press release from Herndon. He notes that at some yet be transmitted to a computer and eventual-the journal Proceedings of the National unknown point in time after the demise of ly transformed into a colour picture forAcademy of Sciences, Herndon provides the georeactor, the presumed energy analysis.the strongest evidence yet and sheds light source for the geomagnetic field—the (Source: Reuters, February 11, 2003, viaon a previously unappreciated peril that magnetic field—will collapse and, unlike will ultimately face. other times in the geological past, this time /chips.bioscience.reut/index.html) Computer simulations of a nuclear reac- it will be unable to re-start.tor in the Earths core, conducted at the (Source: PNAS, March 3, 2003, PNASnews FLORIDA COURT RULING SAYSprestigious Oak Ridge National, via MEDIA CAN LEGALLY LIE O n February 14, a Florida Appeals Court ruled that there is absolutely nothing illegal in a major media organisa- tion lying, concealing or distorting infor- mation. The court reversed the US$425,000 jury verdict of 2000 that was in favour of journalist Jane Akre, who charged she was pressured by Fox Television management and lawyers to air what she knew and documented to be false information. On August 18, 2000, a six-person jury was unanimous in its conclusion that Akre was indeed fired for threatening to report the stations pressure to broadcast what jurors decided was "a false, distorted or slanted" story about the widespread use of Monsantos rBGH, a genetically engi- neered growth hormone given to dairy cows. The court did not dispute the heart of Akres claim, that Fox pressured her to broadcast a false story to protect the broad-6 • NEXUS APRIL – MAY 2003
  7. 7. ... GL BAL NEWS ...caster from having to defend the truth in ed. By placing electrical filters in every Hansen plans to "bathe" tubs full of applescourt as well as suffer the ire of irate room, the RF waves instantly smoothed and cherries with radiowaves to determineadvertisers. out, he said, and the electromagnetic fields exposure times that will kill codling moth Fox argued from the first, and failed on were restored to harmonic balance. larvae without affecting the fruits quality.three separate occasions, in front of three (Source: Melrose Chronicle , Wisconsin, And at the ARS San Joaquin Valleydifferent judges, to have the case tossed out USA, February 28, 2003, via http://www. Agricultural Sciences Center in Parlier,on the grounds there there is no hard, fast California, entomologist Judy A. Johnsonand written rule against deliberate is testing the use of this technology to riddistortion of the news. The attorneys for RADIO FREQUENCIES USED TO walnuts, almonds, pistachios, figs andFox, owned by media baron Rupert KILL DESTRUCTIVE PESTS raisins of the wiggly larvae of the navelMurdoch, argued that the First Amendmentgives broadcasters the right to lie ordeliberately distort news reports on the A lthough the effectiveness of using radiowaves to kill destructive insects in agricultural products has been known orange worm, Indian meal moth and codling moth. (Source: Agricultural Research Service,public airwaves. for 70 years, the technique has never been Feb 11, 2003, The Court of Appeals, in its six-page applied on a commercial scale. For severalwritten decision, held that the Federal decades, methyl bromide has been a main- GLOBALISATION CITED AS ACommunications Commissions position stay treatment to kill a wide array of quar- THREAT TO US SECURITYagainst news distortion is only a "policy",not a promulgated law, rule or regulation. Fox aired a report after the ruling was antined pests. A recent cooperative effort by four Agricultural Research Service laboratories T he heads of the main US intelligence agencies warned on February 11 that globalisation, which has been the drivinghanded down, saying that it was "totally and two universities aims to overcome the force behind the expansion of the worldvindicated" by the verdict. technical barriers to the use of radiowave economy, has become a serious threat to(Source: Sierra Times , March 1, 2003, heating to control pests on a commercial US security. scale in places such as orchards, packing The Senate intelligence committee wasm g 0 2 2 8 0 3 . h t m; also see the website houses and food plants. told, in what was a bleak assessment of the Electromagnetic waves of radio frequen - threats facing the US, that nuclear prolifer- cy (RF) can make molecules vibrate and ation, failing economies, rising anti- FILTERS NEUTRALISE HARMFUL heat up, in the same way that microwaves Americanism and terrorist-recruiting pose ELECTROPOLLUTION heat food. The trick is to kill pest insects grave dangers.E lectrical "pollution" at the Melrose- Mindoro Elementary School atMindoro, Wisconsin, has been making without killing the taste or texture of the food they infest. At the Kika De La Garza Subtropical "Under the right conditions, globalisa- tion can be a very positive force, providing the political, economic and social contextstaff members ill, according to District Agricultural Research Center in Weslaco, for sustained progress," said Vice-AdmiralAdministrator Ron Perry. Texas, ARS entomologist Guy J. Hallman Lowell Jacoby, director of the Pentagons Several teachers and other staff mem- is investigating the use of RF treatment of Defense Intelligence Agency.bers have complained of headaches, citrus against the Mexican fruit fly. "But in those areas unable to exploitfatigue, facial flushing, numbness, sensi- At the ARS Yakima Agricultural these advantages, it can leave large num-tivity to light and sound, tingling and loss Research Laboratory in Wapato, bers of people seemingly worse off, exac-of taste and smell. But since a contractor Washington, entomologist James D. erbate local and regional tensions, increasehas installed electrical filters, the staffssymptoms have gone away. "I was somewhat sceptical at first, butnow Im convinced because of what thepeople have said to me," Perry said. The problem has been with RF(radiofrequency) electromagnetic fields,which are out of balance, sendingmicrowaves into the rooms and throughwalls, ceilings and people. Stetzer Electric of Blair had been updat-ing some electrical wiring when they mea-sured the RF waves in the Mindoro schoolwith a "Fluke" meter. The meter showedthat there were considerable amounts ofelectromagnetic energy in each of therooms, especially in the computer lab,Perry said. Workers with Stetzer claimed the neutralwires were too small, therefore electricitycame back into the buildings to be ground-APRIL – MAY 2003 NEXUS • 7
  8. 8. ... GL BAL NEWS ...the prospects and capabilities for conflict Apart from the obvious criticism that the expected to offer a huge boost to onlineand empower those who would do us British government has plagiarised texts telephony services. ENUM stands forharm." without acknowledgement, passing them "e164 Number Mapping", where "e164" is George Tenet, CIA director, said that off as the work of its intelligence services, the International Telecommunicationsglobalisation had been "a profoundly dis- there are two further serious problems. Union (ITU-T) code for the internationalruptive force for governments to manage". Firstly, it indicates that the UK at least telephone address number plan.Arab governments, in particular, he said really does not have any independent When ENUM domains become active,"are feeling many of globalisations stress- sources of information on Iraqs internal users will be identified by their telephonees, especially on the cultural front, without politics: it just draws upon publicly avail- number including the country code. Whatreaping the economic benefits". able data. Thus any further claims to infor- this means is that a phone number such as(Source: Financial Times, UK, Feb 12, 2003) mation based on "intelligence data" must "+46 8 976 1234" would be mapped to the be treated with even more scepticism. Internet UK GOVERNMENT DOSSIER ON Secondly, the information presented as address in a process that is expected to IRAQ WAS PLAGIARISED being an accurate statement of the current become automated and transparent to theU S Secretary of State Colin Powell, in his presentation to the SecurityCouncil on February 5, sought to reinforce state of Iraqs security organisations may not be anything of the sort. Ibrahim al- Marashi, who was a postgraduate student at user. So far, 13 countries that are members of the ITU have signed on to the e164.arpahis argument by referring to a recently the Monterey Institute of International proposal and are planning trials.released British report. He said: Studies—the real and unwitting author of (Source: Optus News, February 14, 2003, "I would call my colleagues attention to much of the document—had as his primary fine paper that the United Kingdom dis- source the documents captured in 1991 fortributed…which describes in exquisite the Iraq Research and Documentation SPIES PROTECTED IN UKdetail Iraqi deception activities." Project. As a result, the information pre- BANKING FRAUD LAWSUIT Powell was referring to "Iraq: ItsInfrastructure of Concealment, Deceptionand Intimidation", published on January 30, sented as relevant is actually 12 years old. (Source: By Glen Rangwala, February 5, 2003, via A mega-scandal much older than Enron or WorldCom is about to shake the British financial establishment. More than2003. The Downing Street authors state a decade after the spectacular collapse ofthat they drew "upon a number of sources, INTERNET IDENTITY NUMBERS the Bank of Credit and Commerceincluding intelligence material", but a closetextual analysis suggests they had littleaccess to first-hand intelligence and instead T he Australian and United States gov- ernments are moving towards the implementation of an international Internet International (BCCI), its creditors are final- ly to put the Bank of England in the dock. BCCI remains the worlds biggest-everbased their work on academic papers. In numbering system. banking fraud, and the colour and complex-fact, they plagiarised quite outdated infor- Advocates of the system—known as ity of the scam is awesome. It launderedmation, which they then selectively distort- ENUM—argue it will allow people to use drugs money, bribes and dictators loot, anded, directly cutting and pasting or near- one identifier for many different purposes, allowed an endemic culture of fraud toquoting and even replacing particular including mobile phones, email, instant flourish for decades.words to make a claim sound stronger. In messaging and faxes. ENUM is designed The Bank of England was the financialmany cases they left spelling and grammat- to accelerate the convergence of the tele- regulator in 1991 when the BCCI crashedical errors in place. phone network and the Internet and is with £7 billion of undeclared debts, and has long been accused of turning a blind eye to fraud at the Middle Eastern bank. Now it faces a giant lawsuit brought in London by BCCIs victims, who claim it is guilty of negligence amounting to "misfeasance", or wilful misconduct. BCCIs creditors are claiming up to £1bn in damages and are breaking new ground by challenging the Banks statutory immunity against being sued. Then there is the small matter of the role played by Britains intelligence services, whose relationship with BCCI has long been questioned. Did MI6 use accounts at the secretive bank to pay sources and oper- atives around the world? Some researchers claim BCCI channelled funds to Mujahideen fighters in the 1980s and, later on, to Osama bin Laden. Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, secured public interest immunity orders last8 • NEXUS APRIL – MAY 2003
  9. 9. ... GL BAL NEWS ...year to block the disclosure of "sensitive" LEAKED TRADE SECRETS PROVE THREAT TO PUBLIC SERVICESpassages from an unpublished appendix of S ecret leaked documents have revealed European demands in the WTO negotia-the Bingham report, which dealt with the tions that have been quietly underway in Geneva since 2000. These docu-security services. ments provide a harsh wake-up call to the world about what is really at stake in Other material has been kept out of cred- these global "commercial" negotiations.itors hands by invoking a statute that also When most people think about trade, they conjure up images of ships ferryingrelates to national security. In an extraordi- steel beams and sacks of coffee between nations and of agreements about cuttingnary twist, however, the UK Government is tariffs and quotas on trade in goods. In reality, however, todays "trade agreements",refusing to identify exactly which statute it such as the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the 1995has invoked. Government lawyers may World Trade Organization (WTO), have little to do with trade. Instead, they focusfear that to identify the statute would effec- on granting foreign companies new rights and privileges within the boundaries oftively reveal the nature of the material they other countries. They attempt to constrain federal, state and local regulatory poli-are trying to keep secret. cies and to commodify public services and common resources—such as water— The BCCI creditors, however, are not into new tradable units for profit.satisfied. They believe they are not being The leaked documents reveal negotiations that will expand the scope of thegiven a proper chance to challenge the gov- General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), one of the 21 pacts enforced byernments non-disclosure. the WTO. The "GATS-2000" talks are promoted by the United States and European(Source: The Observer, January 19, 2003) nations on behalf of multinational service-sector conglomerates. Up for grabs at the negotiating table is worldwide privatisation and deregulation of public energy and BENETTON GIVES HIDDEN water utilities, postal services, higher education and state alcohol distribution con- MEANING TO TRACKSUITS trols; rights for foreign firms to local business loans; elimination of specific stateT he Italian retailer Benettons imminent introduction of "smart tag" trackingtechnology into clothing sold in its shops laws about land use, professional licensing and consumer protections; and extreme deregulation of private-sector service industries such as insurance, banking, mutual funds and securities.will soon be the largest example of a trend Europes demands of the USA and 108 other WTO signatories provide "smokingemerging in the retail industry. gun" evidence, after months of speculation and concern, about how these secretive Benettons Sisley line of clothing will WTO negotiations threaten essential public services upon which people worldwidesoon contain a Philips radiofrequency ID rely daily. Think of GATS as a Trojan Horse. Appealingly dubbed a "trade agree-tag that will replace bar codes, which have ment", it actually contains a massive attack on the most basic functions of local andto be manually scanned. An RFID tag will state government. You might ask what the GATS provision creating a new right forcommunicate its location to Benettons corporations to establish a "commercial presence" within another country has to docomputerised supply chain network, allow- with cross-border trade. The answer: nothing. The terms allow a foreign firm to seting the retailer to learn stock levels at a up subsidiaries in other countries or acquire local companies under moreglance and make restocking decisions favourable terms than their domestic competitors get. For instance, once a servicequickly, even automatically, sector is covered under GATS, governments may not limit the number or size of ser- Karsten Ottenberg, senior vice-president vice providers—meaning that applying zoning rules on beachfront development orof Philips Semiconductors, based in limits on concessions in national parks to foreign firms would be forbidden. This isHamburg, says the smart tags will be why many people consider GATS to be a backdoor attempt to revive theimperceptible to the wearer. They will Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI), the radical investment pact that wasstore information on the garments style, killed by public opposition in 1998.size and colour and its path through the The GATS not only promotes privatisation of public services, but it makes revers-manufacturing and stock chain. ing failed privatisation experiments extremely difficult for national, state and local The ID tag—an antenna-bearing chip, governments. Under GATS, if cities seek to bring a privately operated utility backsmaller than a grain of rice—is embedded into the public realm, they only can do so if their government agrees to compensatein the clothings label, and any item all WTO countries for their companies lost business opportunities. For example,returned to the store automatically re-enters Atlanta just reversed a disastrous water privatisation involving a French company. Ifthe inventory. It is only effective when, the United States agrees to Europes GATS-2000 demands to subject water to GATS disciplines, such reversals could only occur if compensation was offered not just tosay, about three feet from a scanner. that company but to all WTO signatory countries. The secret European document While there is no indication Benetton also revealed a demand to include retail electricity services under GATS, meaningintends to track its customers with the tags, that privatisation nightmares like Californias energy deregulation would be nearlyprivacy groups are worried that the tech- impossible to fix. GATS also sets strict constraints on government regulation in thenology could lend itself to unauthorised services sector—even when those policies treat domestic and foreign services thecustomer monitoring. same. GATS allows federal, state and local regulations to be challenged as barriers An RFID tag could be programmed to to trade if they are not designed in the least trade-restrictive information about, say, the person The leaked EU documents have prompted civil society groups worldwide to callwho bought a garment. It could allow a for a moratorium on the "GATS-2000" talks and for a public process involving stateretail chain to take note each time that gar- and local officials. The clock is ticking.ment was worn into a store. (Source: By Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizens Global Trade Watch, March 6, 2003,(Source:, March 11, 2003,, via – MAY 2003 NEXUS • 9
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  11. 11. The following is an edited extract from The Hidden Face of Terrorism: The Dark Side of Social Engineering, From Antiquity to September 11, by Paul David Collins. I n our modern world, discomforting truths are usually discarded in favour of fictions. One such fiction is the idea that terrorists are disenfranchised dissidents who indepen- dently generate the wealth and resources necessary for their heinous acts. Such is the contention of Professor Mark Juergensmeyer. In his article, "Understanding the New Terrorism", he says that modern terrorism "appears pointless since it does not lead directly to Terrorism does not any strategic goal" (p. 158). emerge by accident Juergensmeyer arrives at this conclusion because he restricts his examination to the visible perpetrators, whose motives may be, in fact, irrational. However, he does not examine the but is usually patrons of terrorism. Given the exceptional subtlety and discretion of terrorisms shadowy sponsors, Professor Juergensmeyer may just be oblivious to their existence. On the other sponsored by the hand, he could simply be parroting his fellow academicians in order to maintain the status quo. state to serve the Whatever the case may be, this contention seems to be the overall view held by the ortho- doxy of academia. With such a view vigorously promulgated by the arbiters of the dominant demands of a national paradigm, few can recognise those shady individuals who stand to profit from ter- rorist acts. powerful elite, as To understand terrorism, one must discard the view that arbitrarily characterises it as "a can be seen in the resort to violence or a threat of violence on the part of a group seeking to accomplish a pur- pose against the opposition of constituted authority" (Adler, Mueller & Laufer, p. 309). Such creation of Osama an impotent notion is predicated upon the hopelessly flawed accidentalist perspective of his- tory. It relegates terrorism, which is the product of conscious effort and design, to the realm bin Ladens of circumstantial spontaneity. In other words, a contrived act suddenly becomes an inexplic- able social phenomenon. al-Qaida. In November 1989, Father Ignacio Martín-Baró, a social psychologist, delivered a speech in California on "The Psychological Consequences of Political Terror". In his speech, Martín-Baró gave a much more precise definition of terrorism, one that is ignored only at great peril. Noam Chomsky provides a synopsis of this speech (p. 386): He [Martín-Baró] stressed several relevant points. First, the most significant form of ter - rorism, by a large measure, is state terrorism—that is, "terrorizing the whole population through systematic actions carried out by the forces of the state". Second, such terrorism is an essential part of a "government-imposed sociopolitical project" designed for the needs of the privileged. Disturbing though it may be, Martín-Barós definition is one validated by history. The majority of terrorism throughout history has found its sponsors in the hallowed halls of offi- cialdom, in the entity known as government. Terrorism is surrogate warfare, a manufactured by Paul David Collins © 2002 crisis designed to induce social change. Its combatants consciously or unconsciously wage the war on behalf of higher powers with higher agendas. Whether its adherents are aware of 11 Fair Avenue it or not, terrorism always serves the ambitions of another. Medway, Ohio 45341 In his article, "Fake Terror: The Road to Dictatorship", Michael Rivero states that "Its the USA oldest trick in the book, dating back to Roman times: creating the enemies you need" (p. 1). Telephone: +1 (937) 849 4514 The strategy is quite simple: individuals create a crisis so that they can then introduce their Email: desired solution. Are there recent, modern examples of state-sponsored terrorism? Unfortunately, the answer to that question seems to be "Yes".APRIL – MAY 2003 NEXUS • 11
  12. 12. Operation Northwoods Constitution into the wastebasket. The pincers clamped down a lit- The first example is in 1962. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of tle bit harder on the American people.Staff, Lyman L. Lemnitzer, and his fellow JCS members wanted to Presently, America finds itself in the midst of a tumultuous con-remove Castro from Cuba. Exactly what interests Lemnitzer and his flict because of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on thefellow warhawks represented are unclear. However, one thing is Pentagon and the World Trade Center. This begs the obvious ques-apparent: these military men considered Castro an impediment to tion: was this attack state-sponsored? Remember the earlier con-be expunged by means of overt war. tention that the majority of terrorism is state-sponsored. Terrorists According to James Bamford, former Washington investigative just do not have the resources, the money or the expertise withoutproducer for ABC, the Joint Chiefs of Staff planned to engineer sev- the aid of a government or factions within a government. It is stilleral terrorist acts to instigate war (p. 82): too early to know all of the facts and details surrounding the events According to secret and long-hidden documents obtained for of September 11. However, there is evidence suggesting that theBody of Secrets, the Joint Chiefs of Staff drew up and approved attack was no exception to the rule. The investigation of govern-plans for what may be the most corrupt plan ever created by the US ment complicity begins with an examination of the evidence forgovernment. In the name of anticommunism, they proposed launch - government foreknowledge. Warnings were received at the highesting a secret and bloody war of terrorism against their own country levels of order to trick the American public into supporting an ill-con - These and other eye-opening revelations have many people ask-ceived war they intended to launch against Cuba. ing why the US government did not move to stop bin Laden and al- Codenamed Operation Northwoods, the plan, which had the writ - Qaida. This question can be answered with a question: why moveten approval of the Chairman and every member of the Joint Chiefs against bin Laden and al-Qaida if they are your assets?of Staff, called for innocent people to be shot on American streets; The story of the dreaded al-Qaida terrorist network begins withfor boats carrying refugees fleeing Cuba Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Cartersto be sunk on the high seas; for a wave of National Security Advisor. In his 1997violent terrorism to be launched in book, The Grand Chessboard:Washington, DC, Miami and elsewhere. American Primacy and Geostrategic People would be framed for bombings The story of the dreaded Objectives, Brzezinski provides readersthey did not commit; planes would be al-Qaida terrorist network with the motivation for the creation ofhijacked. Using phony evidence, all of it a terrorist threat. He begins (p. xii):would be blamed on Castro, thus giving begins with Zbigniew The last decade of the twentieth cen -Lemnitzer and his cabal the excuse, as Brzezinski, President Carters tury has witnessed a tectonic shift inwell as the public and international world affairs. For the first time ever, abacking, they needed to launch their war. National Security Advisor. non-Eurasian power has emerged not Northwoods even called for the mili- only as a key arbiter of Eurasian powertary to turn on itself (p. 84): relations but also as the worlds para - Among the actions recommended was mount. The defeat and collapse of the"a series of well-coordinated incidents to Soviet Union was the final step in thetake place in and around" the US Navy Base at Guantanamo Bay, rapid ascendance of a Western Hemisphere power, the UnitedCuba. This included dressing "friendly" Cubans in Cuban military States, as the sole and, indeed, the first truly global power…uniforms and then have them "start riots near the main gate of the Brzezinski celebrates the fact that America is being transformedbase. Others would pretend to be saboteurs inside the base. into a world empire. However, he identifies a distinct threat toAmmunition would be blown up, fires started, aircraft sabotaged, Americas ascendancy to the position of sole global power: "Themortars fired at the base with damage to installations". attitude of the American public toward the external projection of Operation Northwoods would draw upon history as well, using American power has been much more ambivalent" (p. 24).the 1898 explosion aboard the battleship Maine in Havana harbour Apparently, the citizenrys aversion towards imperialistic policies,as inspiration (p. 84): which Brzezinski euphemistically interprets as ambivalence, is an "We could blow up a US ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame obstacle to the empires expansion. After all, there are still plenty ofCuba," they proposed; "casualty lists in US newspapers would patriots who understand that Brzezinskis expansionistic "geostrate-cause a helpful wave of national indignation." gy" is irreconcilable with the tenets of Americanism. The attempt to create a Cuban terrorist threat makes it clear that This sense of awareness has been a major obstacle to the foreignthe US government has no reservations about using state-sponsored policy elites that Brzezinski represents. Thus far, enough patriotsterrorism to achieve its ends. know that none of the "Freedom Documents" (i.e., the Constitution, Bill of Rights, etc.) makes concessions for the arbitrary extension ofAmerican Imperialism and the Terrorist Threat Americas authority through brutish military expeditions. As a sov- However, it is in the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995 that one ereign nation itself, America is supposed to honour the autonomy ofsees the tangible enactment of modern-day state-sponsored terror- other countries and is not to initiate militaristic campaigns unlessism. Many Americans have been taught that loners Timothy she is threatened. Yet, Brzezinski believes that adherence to suchMcVeigh and Terry Nichols, fuelled by militia-inspired conspiracy principles could provoke worldwide social upheaval (p. 30):theories and white supremacist propaganda, perpetrated one of the Americas withdrawal from the world, or because of the suddenworst terrorist acts in American history all by themselves. emergence of a successful rival, would produce massive internation - What came out of the Oklahoma City bombing? Former al instability. It would promote global anarchy.Czechoslovakian Communist Party Secretariat member Jan Kozaks Brzezinski continues further on in hyperbolic fashion (p. 194):"pressure from above" went to work and passed oppressive legisla- Without sustained and directed American involvement, beforetion: the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996. long the forces of global disorder could come to dominate the worldThis Act made no one safer and threw the Fourth Amendment to the scene.12 • NEXUS APRIL – MAY 2003
  13. 13. In other words, the promotion and practice of representative gov- now had a pretext for radicalising and arming a population thaternment amongst other nations would lead to doomsday itself. In would be used at a future date as a "direct external threat" to thesuch statements, the former National Security Advisor reveals the United States.authoritarian features of his bizarre eschatology. According to Part of the radicalisation process included the brainwashing ofBrzezinskis Weltanschauung, those who cherish individual liberties children under the guise of education. The Washington Posts Joeand the sovereignty of their respective nations constitute the "forces Stephens and David B. Ottaway report (pp. 1–2):of global disorder"; these forces must be defeated or they will In the twilight of the Cold War, the United States spent millions ofinvariably cause the apocalypse—so public opinion must be altered. dollars to supply Afghan schoolchildren with textbooks filled with(Brzezinski fails to mention that such a doomsday will only mean violent images and militant Islamic teachings, part of covertthe end for him and his elitist comrades.) Brzezinski cites a very attempts to spur resistance to the Soviet occupation.interesting historical example (p. 25): The "Primers", which were filled with talk of jihad and featured The public supported Americas engagement in World War II drawings of guns, bullets, soldiers and mines, have served sincelargely because of the shock effect of the Japanese attack on Pearl then as the Afghan school systems core curriculum. Even theHarbor. Taliban used the American-produced books, though the radical Ah, an option presents itself! Mass consensus could be facilitated movement scratched out human faces in keeping with its strict fun -through mass trauma. In fact, the engineering of widespread com- damentalist code.pliance is an essential constituent in the Stephens and Ottaway identify the govern-implementation of Brzezinskis foreign poli- mental and educational organisations involvedcy. In an exemplary moment of self-incrimi- in development of the textbooks (p. 4):nation so endemic to elitist tracts, Brzezinski Published in the dominant Afghan lan -pens a damning confession (p. 211): guages of Dari and Pashtu, the textbooks were Moreover, as America becomes an increas - developed in the early 1980s under an AIDingly multi-cultural society, it may find it [Agency for International Development] grantmore difficult to fashion a consensus on for - to the University of Nebraska–Omaha and itseign policy issues, except in the circumstance Center for Afghanistan Studies. The agencyof a truly massive and widely perceived direct This social spent $51 million on the universitys educationexternal threat. engineering project programs in Afghanistan from 1984 to 1994. A readily exploitable menace, whether gen- Under this project, the images and talk ofuine or promulgated, is the solution. successfully violence were craftily intermingled with legiti- Brzezinski began the construction of his transformed mate education (p. 4):"direct external threat" years before he Children were taught to count withwrote The Grand Chessboard . In an Muslim children illustrations showing tanks, missiles andinterview with the French magazine Le into conscienceless land mines, agency officials said. TheyNouvel Observateur, the former national acknowledged that at the time it alsosecurity adviser made a stunning con- killing machines. suited US interests to stoke hatred of for -fession that will change the history eign invaders.books forever (Blum, p. 1): An examination of a textbook pro- Q: The former director of the CIA, duced shocking results (p. 5):Robert Gates, stated in his memoirs An aid-worker in the region reviewed[From the Shadows] that American an unrevised 100-page book and countedintelligence services began to aid the 43 pages containing violent images orMujahadeen in Afghanistan six months passages.before the Soviet intervention. In this The writers of the Washington Postperiod you were the national security story go on to provide a specific exampleadviser to President Carter. You there - of the material that is nothing less thanfore played a role in this affair. Is that correct? appalling (pp. 5–6): Brzezinski: Yes. According to the official version of history, CIA One page from the texts of that period shows a resistance fighteraid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the with a bandolier and a Kalashnikov slung from his shoulder. TheSoviet Army invaded Afghanistan, December 24, 1979. But the soldiers head is missing.reality, secretly guarded until now, is completely otherwise. Indeed, Above the soldier is a verse from the Koran. Below is a Pashtuit was July 3, 1979, that President Carter signed the first directive tribute to the mujaheddin [sic], who are described as obedient tofor secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. Allah. Such men will sacrifice their wealth and life itself to imposeAnd that very day, I wrote a note to the President in which I Islamic law on the government, the text says.explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a This social engineering project successfully transformed MuslimSoviet military intervention. children into conscienceless killing machines. Many would go on to Q: Despite this risk, you were an advocate of this covert action. join al-Qaida, the terrorist network headed up by Osama bin Laden.But perhaps you yourself desired this Soviet entry into war and An heir to a Saudi construction fortune, bin Laden went tolooked to provoke it? Afghanistan in 1979 to fight the Soviets. Bin Laden eventually B: It isnt quite that. We didnt push the Russians to intervene, came to head the Maktab al-Khidamar, also known as the MAK. Itbut we knowingly increased the probability that they would. was through this front organisation that money, arms and fighters were supplied to the Afghan war. However, according to MSNBCsRe-education and the Creation of the Taliban Michael Moran, there is more to the story (p. 2): Having encouraged the Soviets to invade Afghanistan, Brzezinski What the CIA bio conveniently fails to specify (in its unclassifiedAPRIL – MAY 2003 NEXUS • 13