Sunday, October 22, 2006

Ahmadi-Nejad Admits He HALLUCINATES

Tehran, 20th October

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he "talks with Allah" frequently.

Ahmadinejad addressed members of the Islamic Association of Engineers Friday in Tehran during an Iftar dinner which breaks Ramadan fasting: "I often connect with Allah and he has assured me that the infidels will never be able to overpower the faithful."

The term 'connection' used by Ahmadinejad is the same term used in the Farsi language to describe Internet connections.

The president did not elaborate on his statement, though it is not the first time he makes similar claims.

In September 2005, Ahmadinejad said he was surrounded by "a bright light" during his address to the General Assembly in New York. "I felt it myself. I felt that the atmosphere suddenly changed, and for those 27 or 28 minutes, all the leaders of the world did not blink.

When I say they didn't move an eyelid, I'm not exaggerating. They were looking as if a hand was holding them there, and had just opened their eyes to the message of the Islamic Republic," he said at the time.

Up until today however, Ahmadinejad's supporters had only referred to his alleged 'contacts' with the Mahdi.

Shiite Muslims believe the Mahdi, the 12th Imam and a descendent of the Prophet Mohammed, vanished in the middle of the 9th century when he was nine but would return and bring Islam to its total fruition as the world's last standing religion.

No one in Iran, not even the founder of the Islamic Republic, Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Rouhollah Khomeini, had ever alleged they had direct contact with Allah. (Though he did portray he spoke directly on Allah's behalf and should thus be obeyed blndly).

Saturday, October 21, 2006


Thirty five years ago John Kerry slandered an entire generation of men who fought in Vietnam branding them as a "war criminals."

Today, much of the same thing is being said about our young men and women in Iraq.

Now, a lawsuit filed in Philadelphia's Court of Common Pleas will test the very foundation of Kerry's anti-war persona for the first time. It isn't dubious medals or Kerry's disputed service record in Vietnam that is being called into question.

This time Kerry may finally be forced to answer for the events that launched his public career, one that made him an anti-war hero for many American liberals and a turncoat for millions of Vietnam veterans.

The lawsuit (Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation, et al. v. Kenneth Campbell, et al.) challenges the basis, the factual accuracy of then-Lt. (j.g.) Kerry's acrimonious testimony before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1971.

It was there Kerry's public career was catapulted with his now ubiquitous portrayal of American soldiers as murderers, rapists and torturers "who ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam . . . [and] razed villages in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan."

Kerry said then his accusations were based on the so-called "testimony" of "150 honorably discharged" Vietnam veterans who, like himself, claimed to have committed or witnessed "war crimes, not isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command."

Many if not all were members of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), an organization led by Kerry and financed by Jane Fonda during the early 1970s. Now, a number of those "witnesses" will be required to testify, under oath for the first time ever, about what they really did and saw in Vietnam.

What these VVAW witnesses say could have implications reaching beyond Kerry's veracity and reputation. Their lasting portrait of the American soldier as a blood-thirsty butcher, a baby killer, is also at stake.

And that picture remains entrenched among their kind, "proof" that those serving in the U.S. military, even today, truly are a "horde of barbarians" capable of unspeakable brutalities. That is the underlying theme, the constant drumbeat from the mainstream media and others as they try to undermine the American military today.

For the anti-war, anti-American protesters, the American soldiers are the "terrorists," and the enemies are the victims of a barbaric U.S. military which tortures and murders defenseless civilians.

That false premise, one of the most vicious and enduring smears spawned by Kerry 35 years ago, will also be put to the test once Kerry's true "Band of Brothers" are put under oath in a Philadelphia courtroom.

The background to this lawsuit is long and complex, but even a condensed version is rich in irony and poetic justice.

It had it roots in 2004 with the documentary Stolen Honor: Wounds that Never Heal. Many may recall the film, although it is probably best known for not being seen, suppressed after Sinclair Broadcasting Company courageously announced it was going to air the documentary in its entirety.

Thanks to Kerry and his liberal colleagues in the Senate and their enablers in the mainstream media, Sinclair was browbeaten into withdrawing the film, its broadcast license threatened by a Kerry campaign manager in 2004.

Stolen Honor focused on Kerry's venomous diatribe before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in April 1971 when he accused Vietnam veterans of "war crimes" on a genocidal scale. (A full transcript is available at )

It examined the impact Kerry's widely reported statements had on hundreds of Americans who were being held prisoners of war by the North Vietnamese communists.

The film's producer, Carlton Sherwood, a Pulitzer Prize and Peabody Award-winning investigative reporter, interviewed former POWs for the documentary.

I was among those whom Sherwood, a decorated Marine combat veteran himself, asked to participate in Stolen Honor. I was a POW for nearly six years, held in North Vietnam prison camps, including the notorious Hanoi Hilton, a place of unimaginable horrors -- torture, beatings, starvation and mind-numbing isolation.

When Kerry branded us "war criminals," he handed our captors all the justification they needed to carry out their threats to execute us.

Thanks to Kerry, Jane Fonda and their comrades in the anti-war movement, our captivity was prolonged by years. The communists in Hanoi and Moscow couldn't have had a better press agent to spread their anti-American propaganda.

To guarantee Stolen Honor would never be seen by anyone - not even theatre-goers - the producer was slapped with a libel and defamation lawsuit. That lawsuit was filed by Kenneth Campbell, a University of Delaware professor, Kerry campaign aide, and long-time anti-war disciple of the Massachusetts Senator.

Campbell co-founded the Philadelphia chapter of Vietnam Veterans Against the War and, in 1971, he was one of Kerry's key war crimes "witnesses," one of several on whom Kerry claims he based his Senate testimony.

Campbell was and still is regarded by some as one of the VVAW's most articulate and published "experts" on U.S. atrocities in Vietnam. He has "testified" before Congress, in Europe, and elsewhere that while in Vietnam he deliberately killed "dozens and dozens" of innocent civilians as a Marine artillery forward observer.

He has written extensively about his and others' atrocities in Vietnam and he even teaches a course on the Vietnam War that showcases his war crime accusations. Campbell, like Kerry, met with enemy delegations -- Vietcong and North Vietnam Communist officials -- in Paris in 1971 while he was still a U.S. uniformed reservist.

He was also flown to Moscow that same year to meet with other Communist leaders, all expenses paid by the Soviets.

Campbell's lawsuit put a unique spin on the definition of defamation: He claimed that Stolen Honor damaged the public reputations of himself, Kerry and others by questioning whether they truly were the baby-killers they claimed to be!

Ignored and censored by the mainstream news networks, Stolen Honor eventually aired on some small local cable outlets. The documentary managed to penetrate Kerry's blacklisting in rural northern Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania and several other places.

But, Campbell's lawsuit against Sherwood continued in 2005, when he even added POWs who appeared in the film to the litigation!

The POWs and the wives of POWs who participated in Stolen Honor refused to abandon the facts conveyed in the film. For some of us, it was the first time since our release by the Communists in 1973 that we were able to have our voices publicly heard, to tell our stories about the consequences of Kerry's treachery.

In 2005, we formed a nonprofit organization, the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation (VVLF), to gather records, documents and other materials to form a fact-based, educational repository for students and scholars of Vietnam history and to tell the true story of the American soldiers in Vietnam.

The VVLF's mission is "to set the record straight, factually, about Vietnam and those who fought there."

For our efforts, we were promptly sued by Campbell and another long-time anti-war Kerry follower and VVAW member, Dr. Jon Bjornson. It was clear that Kerry not only wanted to punish us for Stolen Honor; he intended to use surrogates to sue us into permanent silence and financial ruin.

But in lawsuits, even defendants have an opportunity to question the accuser under oath in pre-trial depositions -- even when a lawsuit is filed solely to harass, intimidate and silence and when the legal system is abused for political vengeance, as these lawsuits clearly were.

Our chance came earlier this year when Kenneth Campbell was deposed.

Among the first thing he disclosed was that this was the first time he had actually been put under oath in over 35 years of "testifying" about Vietnam "war crimes."

Neither he nor any of his fellow "war criminals" - Kerry included - had ever been sworn in at any hearings, not before the Senate, the House of Representatives, or anywhere.

All of the so-called "testimony" the old mainstream media trumpeted for nearly four decades -- graphic, sickening and grisly "testimony" about savage atrocities committed by Vietnam veterans, "testimony" to which Congress and the media gave so much weight and credibility -- wasn't "testimony" at all!

Just propagandist speeches told without limitation or fear of consequences, least of all penalties for perjury.

As for the "war crimes" Campbell claimed for years he committed and personally witnessed, he now conceded he didn't actually see innocent civilians killed by his artillery barrages.

In fact, if anyone had been killed or wounded, he admitted, they may not have been civilians at all!

Concerning other atrocities Campbell identified in his lawsuits -- things like Marines massacring an entire village, killing surrendering enemy soldiers -- those incidents, too, failed to stand up under questioning.

Some were things he said he had heard or assumed happened; others, he acknowledged, were simply "rumors."

That Campbell alleged personal knowledge of horrible atrocities in his complaints and then gave wholly different stories of hearsay and assumption at his deposition is detailed in the recently filed Philadelphia lawsuit, which repeatedly alleges that Campbell lied about supposed war crimes in 1971 and lied again when he claimed in 2004 that his war crime stories were true.

While hard evidence may have been in short supply during his sworn testimony, Campbell did offer the names of "witnesses" who would confirm his stories. Not surprisingly, the first two were Kerry State Veterans Campaign Coordinators and long-time VVAW organizers in Florida and Massachusetts.

Subpoenas were served on both men but, before either could be deposed, one checked himself into a hospital for elective back surgery and the other had himself arrested and committed to a mental institution.

At last press reports, he was released from the psychiatric hospital and fled the country to Vietnam via Hawaii.

Both men clearly knew what was coming, as did Campbell. For the first time in nearly four decades they would be forced to answer for their alleged "war crimes," their slanderous accusations against their fellow soldiers finally examined, under oath.

It was just a matter of days before all the lawsuits were withdrawn, nearly two years of costly litigation abruptly ended, Campbell's libel claims ground to dust under the weight of his own testimony.

Like their leader, John Kerry, his surrogates wanted no part of having to defend these despicable allegations, or for being held accountable for the great harm they and he continue to inflict on our men and women in uniform.

They fled the moment the light of truth shined their way.

My fellow POWs and I who were the target of these lawsuits are not willing to quit or surrender. Kerry and his cowardly followers may have achieved their purpose of keeping the American people from seeing Stolen Honor in 2004, but we refuse to allow the truth about Vietnam to remain untold.

Forced to spend huge sums to defend ourselves from these frivolous lawsuits, we have filed a countersuit against these Kerry surrogates and intend to reveal the truth about the lawsuits and their sponsors.

We believe that we can prove that the purpose of nearly two years of litigation was to cover up for Kerry's treachery, to drain us financially and spiritually, and to prevent us from setting the record straight.

At stake is ultimately nothing less than the integrity of the American military in Vietnam, the honor of the men who served their country, the nobility of those who gave their lives, and the truth of America's history in Vietnam.

Until or unless we do correct the existing record, the American military may never be free of the myths and smears of Vietnam, its honor and integrity cleansed as it fights to defend freedom at home and around the world.

Our mission is hardly over. We hope you will join us in fighting this battle . . . for our soldiers, then and now.Col. George E. "Bud" Day, USAF (Ret.,) was a POW in North Vietnam for five years, seven months and 13 days.

He served in three wars (WWII, Korea, and Vietnam) and earned the Medal of Honor. He is the Air Force's most decorated living veteran. He is the Director and President of the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation, Inc., an organization created to better educate and inform the public about the Vietnam War, its events, its history, and the men and women who sacrificed to serve their country.

Spying for China Scandal?

By Roger Aronoff - October 20, 2006

Amazingly, Montaperto was sentenced to just three months house arrest and five years probation.

Convicted "sex teacher" Debra Lafave has been all over the news, complete with commentary about her light sentence of probation. But how many know of the lenient treatment that was given a Pentagon analyst for betraying our country to the communist Chinese?

Alone among the Washington press corps, Washington Times reporter Bill Gertz has been there to bring us the horrifying details.

Gertz, who has covered national security matters for decades, regularly uncovers significant developments, such as his story that the Pentagon had activated its missile defense system in preparation for a North Korean missile launch.

But Gertz's recent story about a former Pentagon analyst pleading guilty to "unlawful retention of classified documents" also deserves coverage and comment. It seems at first glance like a relatively minor charge, but in fact the analyst had provided many classified documents and information to Chinese military intelligence officers.

According to the U.S. attorney, Neil Hammerstein, who handled the case in the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, Ronald Montaperto had met over 60 times with two of the Chinese officers, and had provided them with both secret and top secret information.

Hammerstein asked for at least a two-year sentence, according to Gertz, because Montaperto had "repeatedly placed in jeopardy sensitive sources and methods pertaining to our national security."

A source told Gertz that the prosecution was hampered because the FBI was unable to identify the specific documents that Montaperto had admitted turning over to the Chinese, after repeatedly being told to end his unauthorized contacts.

One of the operations that Montaperto apparently compromised was tracking Chinese missile sales to Iran and Saudi Arabia. Within weeks after he passed along information to the Chinese in 1988, they were able to determine how the U.S. was learning of their activities, and "the links were lost."

According to Gertz, officials told him that "the compromise has allowed China to counter U.S. protests about Chinese missile transfers that violated Beijing's numerous pledges not to sell weapons to rogue states and unstable regions." Montaperto was employed at the Pentagon from 1981 until 2003, when he was finally dismissed.

Amazingly, Montaperto was sentenced to just three months house arrest and five years probation.

The judge who sentenced him, Gerald Bruce Lee, said that despite the "very serious charges," he was influenced by letters of support from military and intelligence officials who wrote letters on Montaperto's behalf.

Reacting to that support, Rep. Peter Hoekstra, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said he was very concerned: "You would think that the intel community would set the standard for holding people accountable for mishandling and passing of classified information to our enemies."

Montaperto had been caught in a sting operation, after being told that he would lead a U.S.-Chinese intelligence-sharing program, but first he had to reveal his Chinese intelligence contacts, and take a polygraph exam.

Gertz put the story in perspective by comparing Montaperto's sentence to the 12-year prison sentence given earlier this year to Larry Franklin, another Pentagon official, convicted of providing classified information to officials of AIPAC, the America Israel Public Affairs Committee.

They, in turn, have been accused of passing the information on to Israel, a staunch American ally.

The New York Times carried no mention of the Montaperto case, and the Washington Post carried one AP story, 170 words, upon sentencing. We found no coverage of the case on national television.

Katie Couric could bring some needed attention to her broadcast if the CBS Evening News would cover a story like this. It's far more important than what Tom Cruise's baby looks like.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Ayatollahs Present THEIR Choice of Books to St. Andrews University

Kudos to Roxan, write your own protest letters.

October 11, 2006 9:59 PM


Subject: My response to St. Andrews

Dear Sir Menzies:

We appreciate St. Andrews’ transparency regarding the receipt of 27,000 books form the Iranian ambassador in France in the amount of 100,000.00 Pounds in order to form the new Center for Iranian Studies at your University.

This will surely allow Mr. Ansari and his cohorts inside the Islamic republic to meddle in the contents of studies and curriculum.

This donation would have in no way been possible without the approval of the “Supreme Guide” Mr. Khameneii.Its motivation is nothing but political like their motivation to supply and contribute to the coffers of the Hezbollah.

It is a shame that while the government of the United Kingdom has recognized the Islamic Republic as a terrorist regime that such a reputable institution has chosen to accept the sponsorship of the same terrorist regime and honor one of its key players.

As St. Andrews University stands to be the first University, in the free western democracies , to honor a former High Official of that fascist regime in our country, in such an extraordinary dignified way it is the public's right to delve into and to find out the true motivations for that.

It is also the right of those of us who have lost so many of our innocent compatriots throughout those 28 years.

Freedom of information, which is one of the bulwarks of the British legal system, permits us and the citizens of the United Kingdom to be kept informed fully, from now on, about whatever contributions the regime in Iran makes, directly or indirectly, under the cover of contributions by associations or individuals, related to it, in cash or in kind, to the St. Andrews University or specific projects undertaken by it such as the Center for Iranian Studies.


Roxanne Ganji


North Korea tested Missile Systems for Iran.

Middle East News Line reported that North Korea completed a series of missile launches that some analysts believe was meant to test a nuclear command and control system for Iran.

US Policy on Iran.

R. Nicholas Burns, Council on Foreign Relations discussed US policy on Iran and said: "I think the hallmark of our policy over the last six months has been Secretary Rice’s attempt to sit down herself with the Iranians on the nuclear issue."

Iran to Pursue Atomic Work Despite Pressure.

Reuters reported that Iran's president said Tehran would keep up its nuclear activities despite Western countries' mounting threats and pressures.

Iran threatens to limit nuclear inspection if sanctioned.

Khaleej Times reported that Alaeddin Borujerdi, head of the parliamentary national security commission warned Sunday Teheran would limit inspections by the UN of its nuclear sites if slapped with sanctions over its atomic program.

Iran, Syria Continue To Help Insurgents.

Middle East Newsline reported that the U.S. military has determined that Iran and Syria continue to help insurgents in Iraq. Officials said Sunni insurgents have been training in Syria for operations in Iraq. They said Sunni insurgents recruited throughout the Middle East and Europe were entering Iraq from Syria.

DEBKAfile published the powerful spectacle of Iran’s be-turbaned supreme ruler Ayatollah Ali Khamenei clutching an automatic rifle. Photo.

The National Review Online reported that Hezbollah does not have a military strategy; it has a media strategy that so far has been chillingly effective.

An International call against the Islamic Republic’s: Al Quds day. announced an international campaign against the international Al Quds Day of the Iranian regime next weekend. Al Quds Day calls for the "liberation" of Jerusalem and the destruction of Israel.

Germany: No Prospect of Talks with Iran.

The Washington Post reported that Germany's foreign minister on Saturday said there is currently no prospect of successful nuclear talks with Iran.

Report: N. Korea gave Iran missile technology.

The Jerusalem Post reported that Foreign Ministry sources said Saturday that North Korea was transferring equipment and technology to Iran that can be used to produce missiles, Israel Radio reported.

The Khomeini letter: Is Rafsanjani warning the hardliners?

Iran Press Service reported that a written correspondence between the late Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini and the then commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), Mohsen Reza’i and the correspondence has caused much debate and speculation inside and outside Iran.

Here are a few other news items you may have missed.

Sunday Times South Africa reported that Iran has refused to grant conditional freedom to a French and a German citizen who were jailed for 18 months in January for entering waters claimed by Iran.

The Wall Street Journal reviewed the Iranian Revolutionary Guards role in the business of Iran.

Why the Islamic Republic is so scared of Ayatollah Borujerdi and those like him.

Amir Taheri, Asharq Alawsat reported on rebel Ayatollah Borujerdi and that the Islamic Republic's leadership is particularly annoyed at Borujerdi because he attracts the same type of people who swept the late Ayatollah Khomeini to power in 1979 and one thing is certain: not a single prominent Shiite cleric today is prepared to endorse the Khomeinist doctrine publicly and unequivocally.

Rooz Online published an update on Ayatollah Hossein Kazemeni Boroujerdi, a dissident cleric who has captured the imagination of many in Iran and who was arrested by the Islamic Republic.

EU to formally end negotiations with the Islamic Republic.

The Australian reported that EU foreign ministers are to formally end negotiations with Tehran over Iran's nuclear ambitions at talks in Luxembourg next week because of a "lack of results."

UNSC has broad agreement on measures against Iran.

Monsters & Critics reported that French foreign ministry spokesman Jean-Baptiste Mattei said the six nations dealing with Iran's refusal to stop its uranium enrichment program have reached a 'broad agreement' on what measures to take against Tehran.

Ahmadinejad's other major crisis: inflation.

Rooz Online reported that the Islamic Republic's parliament came out strongly against Ahmadinejad's economic policies, demanding action to control rising inflation.

US Intel: Iran is using UK banks to channel funds to terrorists.

The Guardian reported that American intelligence indicated that suspicious Iranian funds were being funneled through the City of London and other financial centers.

The Islamic Republic prepares to train and equip Hamas, as it did Hezbollah.

DEBKAfile reported that Iranian sources report Tehran has committed to training Hamas’ rapid deployment force of 6,500 men in Hezbollah combat tactics, with the accent on missiles, especially the anti-tank variety.

US offers Persian Gulf States protection from an Iranian missile attack.

Bloomberg reported that the U.S. is sending a high-level delegation to the oil-rich Persian Gulf next week to discuss how the U.S. might better protect Arab allies from an Iranian missile attack.

Will Turkey force Iranian dissident Manuchehr Mohammadi back into Iran?

Radio Free Europe reported that Iranian student activist Manuchehr Mohammadi, who recently fled his home country to seek refuge abroad, has been kept in a Turkish detention center since October 7.

Rooz Online reported on the Islamic Republic's role in the closing of its largest bank.

Bloomberg reported that Statoil ASA, Norway's largest oil producer, agreed to a $21 million fine for paying bribes to try to win influence in Iran in violation of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

US State Department published Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs response to Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Amir Taheri, Gulf News reported on the growinf trend in the west towards "pre-emptive obedience" or self censorship of anything that could offend "the sensibilities of the Muslim community."