If the above title sounds like Randy Newman’s great tune, Let’s
Drop The Big One Now, so be it. The last inspired stanza goes like this
. . .
Boom goes London and boom Paree
More room for you and more room for me
And every city the whole world round
Will just be another American town
Oh, how peaceful it will be
We'll set everybody free
You'll wear a Japanese kimono
And there'll be Italian shoes for me
They all hate us anyhow
So let's drop the big one now
Let's drop the big one now
I kept hearing the words and music and Newman’s deadpan voice
in my head as I read MSNBC’s Thursday AP article, Thwarted
plot may have been ‘the Big One'. The Big One was the AP report of
“an alleged plot to take down several U.S.-bound planes with liquid explosives
. . . unlike anything the world has seen in years.” Ergo everyone in US
airports had to throw away their water, soda pop, mouth freshener bottles, flasks
of scotch, and god knows what else. Jesus. They’re at it again.
Yes, they said the London Plot bears the fingerprints of “al-Qaida,”
you remember them. And it may be the “Big One” counterterrorism
officials have been spending billions to avoid since 9/11, its fifth anniversary
only a month away. So what better booster shot for fear and terror than to bust
more than 20 people, raise threat levels to code scarlet and cancel hundreds
of flights between England and America?
Working on Newman’s song premise . . .
No one likes us -- I don't know why
We may not be perfect, but heaven knows we try
But all around, even our old friends put us down
Let's drop the big one and see what happens
You can see how we always end up being afraid of “them”
and not looking at the “US” that was behind 9/11 as MI6 was behind
London’s 7/7 bombings. And looking at our (Israel’s) recent relentless
pounding of Lebanon, it’s no wonder we worry. But we don’t we look
in the national mirror and see who’s running the country: a pack of neocon
militarist lunatics ready and itching to drop the Big One and the Small Ones,
too, (all nuclear) on Iran, Syria and the rest of the Middle East to keep the
oil under our thumb. I mean is that too blunt?
So MSNBC, AP, CNC, CBS, NBC, are all singing the same tune, “It is a
classic 'al-Qaida' tactic. It is a hallmark of 'al-Qaida' to carry out coordinated,
simultaneous attacks and the aviation domain is certainly known to 'al-Qaeda.'”
I say, Big Al is really the CIA, who put Osama in business in 1979 as it organized
a jihad to fight the Russians who had invaded Afghanistan. I mean, this is not
Osama was a contract player for them through the 10-year war. Osama was in
a Dubai hospital in August 2001 for kidney treatment and was seen visited by
a CIA handler. This too has been documented, originally in the French newspaper
Le Figaro and subsequently in Robert Baer’s book, Sleeping With the Enemy.
Baer by the way was a CIA station chief in the Middle East for 20 years. So
he should know.
On the other hand, we have US Homeland Security Secretary Michael
Chertoff, a citizen of the United States, whom Israeli law considers a citizen
of Israel as well, because his mother held that status, and his father was a
working US rabbi, and grandpa a rabbi and noted Talmudic scholar. I wonder if
he knows Dov Zakheim, another dual US/Israeli citizen, and former Controller
of the Pentagon, under whom more than $3 trillion disappeared from May 2001
to March 2004, when he left. Cui bono: who gains from this panic? And to whom
do these men owe their allegiance?
Is it any wonder Secretary Chertoff echoed the panic: the attack “was
sophisticated, it had a lot of members and it was international in scope. It
was in some respects suggestive of an 'al-Qaeda' plot,” though he cautioned
that the investigation was still under way. How good of him. And you may notice
I keep putting quotation marks around “al Qaeda.” The name, which
means “the base,” came from a file on bin Laden’s laptop,
in which were names of fellow Mujahideen fighters he had met in Afghanistan,
all of whom were trained and armed by the CIA to conk the Russians.
Now, re Thwarting that Big One Now, let’s remember even as the AP claims,
“There have been dozens of thwarted plots around the world since the Sept.
11 attacks, and several that were murderously successful. Suicide bombers killed
52 people in London on July 7, 2005, 58 in two attacks in Istanbul, Turkey,
in 2003, and 202 in Bali in 2002. Islamic radicals killed 191 people in Madrid
on Mar. 11, 2004, then blew themselves up days later when police were closing
As to the London bombers, they conveniently blew themselves up as well as the
ones in Madrid. As to who killed whom in Turkey, it remains allied to Israel
and the US, no matter what epitaphs Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan may
toss about. See Michel Chossudovsky’s Special Report at Online Journal,
alliance: The US, Turkey, Israel and the war on Lebanon.” If you ever
had doubts that this ménage was in bed together to destroy Lebanon, this
article will dispel them.
Again, in a faux attempt at objectivity, the AP article tells us, “While
al-Qaida’s call for global jihad clearly acted as inspiration, there has
been no direct evidence that bin Laden or his No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahri, had advance
knowledge of those attacks, that they helped plan them, or that they provided
financial or logistical help to those who carried them out.” Ah, so where
does the “al-Qaeda” fingerprint come from? Zarqawi is said to be
dead and Moussaoui is in prison for life. Are there any other usual suspects
to round up and pin it on? Anyone?
But as the article says, “The group’s failure to match the destruction
it inflicted in the Sept. 11 attacks has led to speculation that a global dragnet
that has forced bin Laden into hiding and ensnared many of his most trusted
deputies may have degraded al-Qaida’s abilities.” Yes bin Laden
must be deep in hiding. We haven’t found him in five years. And when we
had him cornered in Tora Bora, somehow he found the one route away from US soldiers.
‘These People Are Obsessed’
Thus spake Rodolfo Mendoza, a police intelligence official in the Philippines.
As if we’re not obsessed with the “The War on Terror” and
arresting literally hundreds of people who later were found to be not guilty.
I’m not saying there are people who do not like us. But it is after the
fact of our own violent behavior, as with the so-called “insurgency”
in Iraq. Those people are Iraqis who want us the hell out, because we’ve
ruined their country taking out the very leader we put in power, Saddam Hussein.
Mendoza also has on his resume being “among the law enforcement officers
involved in thwarting a scheme by al-Qaida terror mastermind Ramzi Yousef to
use liquid explosives to blow up a dozen airliners in 1995 as they flew across
the Pacific to U.S. destinations, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu
and New York.” Again, Yousef “was linked” to the crime that
actually killed one passenger on a 1995 flight from Tokyo to the Philippines.
Not quite as huge or exact as Mendoza’s statement. And consider the following
. . .
“Like al-Qaida’s decade-long effort to bring down the World Trade
Center in New York, first in 1993 and then, disastrously, in 2001, the latest
plot to blow up commercial airliners reveals the group’s unwavering resolve.”
First of all, let me refer you to an article from the newspaper The Shadow,
October 1994/January 1995 Issue, a combined report by Paul DeRienzo, Frank Morales
and Chris Flash. The article is titled “Who
Bombed The World Trade Center? FBI Bomb Builders Exposed!”
Here are the lead paragraphs from the story. If it interests you pursue the
rest: “Two cassette tape recordings, obtained by Shadow reporter Paul
DiRienzo of telephone conversations between FBI informant Emad Salem and his
Bureau contacts reveal secret U.S. Government complicity in the February 26,
1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City in which six people
were killed and more than a thousand were injured.
“After careful deliberation, the Shadow believes the question regarding
the bombing boils down to the following: Did the FBI do the bombing, utilizing
informant Salem as an ‘agent provocateur’ or did it fail to prevent
an independent Salem and his associates from doing it? The taped conversations
obtained by the Shadow seem to indicate the former . . ."
In fact, the van loaded with explosives was parked in a government parking
The bottom line is that false flag operations are not new to this country.
Not new for US or British intelligence to set up or blame on people from other
nations or groups to attack us and then make them the patsies. It goes back
to “Operation Northwoods.” In fact, 9/11 many believe was just a
set-up to involve us in this larger “War on Terror” to conquer the
And as many are being called “conspiracy theorists” for putting
forth this information, ironically the members of the
9/11 Commission are claiming that military officials made false statements to
Congress and the 9/11 Commission, which caused them to arrive presumably
at false conclusions. This brings their report totally in doubt, affirming what
many thought to be a whitewash from the beginning. Again, I refer you to a Michel
Chossudovsky's article linked above.
The point is that The Powers That Be are obsessed and are more likely to be
behind these terror events. The sight of people throwing their water bottles
in plastic tubs in the airport is just too ludicrous to bear. If any of those
bottles contained significant quantities of nitroglycerine, which is supposedly
the latest and greatest take down liners, it would have been “boom New
York and boom Paree” on the spot.
So let’s not “Drop the Big One Now” on Lebanon or Iran or
Syria. Let’s Thwart The Big Plot Now, a failing administration’s
plan to keep the world in terror by perpetuating and, if necessary, executing
these scares and events. To paraphrase Franklin D. Roosevelt, the only thing
to fear is the fear-makers themselves.
Jerry Mazza is a freelance writer living in New York.
Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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