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Matthew 5 ~ Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. 10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Put up your sword again into its place: for all those who take the sword will come to death by the sword. Matt 26:52.

Whoever hates his brother is a murderer: and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. John 3:15

If anyone says, I love God, but hates the brothers or sisters, he is a liar…Whoever loves God must also love the brothers and sisters. John 3:20, 21

Muslims and Christians share the same beliefs so why are we waring against them? Why are we killing people who have the same religious beliefs as our own? Why are we not demanding an end to the US wars? Why are we not calling for peace?

The Muslim’s Qur’an tells us a lot of wonderful things about Jesus. As a result, believers in the Qur’an love Jesus, honour him, and believe in him. In fact, no Muslim can be a Muslim unless he or she believes in Jesus, on whom be peace.

The Qur’an tells us that Jesus came to teach the same basic message which was taught by previous prophets from God—that we must shun every false god and worship only the one true God. Jesus taught that he is the servant and messenger of that one true God.

The Qur’an teachings can be compared with the Christian Bible ( Mark 10:18; Matthew 26:39; John 14:28, 17:3, and 20:17) where Jesus teaches that the one he worshiped is the only true God. See also Matthew 12:18; Acts 3:13, and 4:27 where we find that his disciples knew Jesus as a Servant of God.

The Qur’an tells us that some of the Israelites rejected Jesus, and conspired to kill him, but Allah (Allah is the standard Arabic word for God. It is used by Arabic-speakers of all Abrahamic faiths, including Christians and Jews, in reference to “God”) rescued Jesus and raised him to Himself. God will cause Jesus to descend again, at which time Jesus will confirm his true teachings and everyone will believe in him as he is and as the Qur’an teaches about him.

Jesus is the Messiah. He is a word from God (Allah), and a spirit from Him. He is honored in this world and in the hereafter, and he is one of those brought nearest to God.

Jesus was a man who spoke the truth which he heard from God. This can be compared with the Gospel According to John where Jesus says to the Israelites: “You are determined to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God” (John 8:40).

“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!‘” (Luke 2:13, 14).

By definition, we who call ourselves “Christians” should be followers of Jesus. Our Lord is known as the Prince of Peace. We are commanded to “Love one another” and to be known for our love. Jesus pronounced a blessing to those who would be peace makers saying, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”

Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy. ~ Henry Kissinger

Canadians are proud of our peacekeeping history. In a World full of war, peacekeeping conveys an image of Canada using its military in ways other than fighting. It is an image that many Canadians cling to and even cherish. Canadians do not like the idea of our military killing people in wars. We do like the idea of Canada keeping the peace. Unfortunately, the allure of non-violent peacekeeping that is embedded in the collective Canadian consciousness is an illusion in the 21st century.

Our rich history in peacekeeping – a concept invented in the 1950s by Canadian diplomat Lester B. Pearson – should be the cornerstone of Canada’s foreign policy today. A peacekeeping force was initially suggested as a concept by Canadian diplomat and future Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson as a means of resolving conflicts between states. He suggested deploying unarmed or lightly armed military personnel from a number of countries to areas where warring parties were in need of a neutral party to observe the peace process. Pearson was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 for his work in establishing UN peacekeeping operations. UNEF was the first official armed peacekeeping operation modeled on Pearson’s ideas. Sadly with our participation in the war of aggression against Afghanistan our peacekeeping days are lost.

Canada isn’t in Afghanistan wearing the blue beret or helmet - the internationally recognized peacemaker symbols. They aren’t driving around in white jeeps or white painted light armored vehicles. They aren’t protecting the Afghan civilians from armed attacks. They aren’t doing anything to bring about peace. Canadian soldiers are not in Afghanistan as a neutral party observing a peace process. Canadian soldiers are there at the request of the United States. Canadians were asked by the United States government to support an armed attack against the foreign sovereign state of Afghanistan. Canada wasn’t asked to participate in a peacekeeping mission, Canadian soldiers were asked to attack and kill any and all who opposed the illegal invasion and occupation of Afghanistan by the United States. The people of Afghanistan have done nothing wrong. They have not attacked us, the US or any other country. The Afghan people did not ask us to attack them. They did not ask us to destroy their towns and villages and kill their people. They did not ask us to torture them or to hand them over to the United States to be tortured by them. We are no longer peacemakers, we are war mongers, torturers, murderers, rapists, kidnappers and destroyers. None of this is to say that Canada should rule out contributions to UN peacekeeping missions. But we should do so with our eyes wide open.

91 Afghan civilians killed in a 6-hour air and ground assault by U.S and Afghan commando forces in Azizabad
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The following is a list of 91 civilians killed (61 children, 15 women, 15 men) by U.S. forces in an armed assault against civilians on August 21-22, 2008. Would you call this peacekeeping? Would you be proud to serve if the public knew about these civilian killings, killings that occur on a daily bases in Afghanistan?

Victims' names Father's name Age Sex
Abdul Raza Lal Muhammad Khan 45 Male
Tahir Shahnawaz Khan 38 Male
Borjan Shahnawaz Khan 82 Male
Habib Muhammad Ghaus 76 Male
Noor Muhammad Dost Muhammad 82 Male
Abdul Rashid Muhammad 40 Male
Muhammad Saedo Khan 30 Male
Sher Ahmad Mubeen 35 Male
Subhat Khuda-ul-Rahim 50 Male
Abdul Zahir Driver 40 Male
Muhammad Ali Mir Afghan 90 Male
Muhammad Khan Muhammad Ali 50 Male
Muhammad Lal Muhammad Ali 40 Male
Bahawal Haq Abdul Karim 60 Male
Abdul Aleem Muhammad Khan 18 Male
Wife of Raza Muhammad Ali 30 Female
Wife of Taimur Shah Baab-ul-uddin 32 Female
Wife of Tahir Mullah Ghani 31 Female
Wife of Borjan - 73 Female
Paiki Borjan 17 Female
Suraya Golo Khan 32 Female
Sameera Gul Agha 25 Female
Shireen Mullah Mannan 60 Female
Zulaikha Noor Muhammad 35 Female
Bari Gul Noor Muhammad 22 Female
Wife of Saedo Khan - 27 Female
Gulrukh Bor Khan 30 Female
Wife of Saat Musa Khan 25 Female
Mother of Muhammad Amin Abdullah 60 Female
Wife of Baab-ul-uddin - 50 Female
Seya Mo Reza Khan 14 Female
Sameera Reza Khan 8 Female
Saeed Ahmad Reza 6 Female
Arzoo Taimur Shah 12 Female
Roma Taimur Shah 10 Female
Kibra Taimur Shah 8 Female
Roya Taimur Shah 5 Female
Aman Taimur Shah 8 mos Male
Maldar Gul Ahmad 15 Female
Saleem Muhammad Tahir 8 Male
Sakeena Gul Ahmad 18 Female
Naseema Gul Ahmad 8 Female
Muhammad Arif Momin 7 Male
Muhammad Asif Momin 5 Male
Fareba Jan Agha 5 Female
Negina Jan Agha 2 Female
Mir Agha Daud 14 Male
Muhammad Agha Daud 15 Male
Ghulam Siddique Daud 1 Male
Aqila Daud 7 Female
Sakeena Daud 5 Female
Shakeela Daud 3 Female
Omaid Suhoolat 3 Male
Durrani Suhoolat 7 Male
Gulalai Suhoolat 5 Female
Jan Sher Shah Alam 16 Male
Khuda Dad Habeeb 9 Male
Nabi Jan Noor Muhammad 10 Male
Taza Gul Noor Muhammad 3 Male
Maida Gul Noor Muhammad 2 Female
Zia Gul Noor Muhammad 1 Female
Saeed Bibi Bari Gul 6 mos Female
Sher Ahmad Bari Gul 3 Male
Bibi Gul Muhammad Alam 4 Female
Shafiqa Sardar 2 Female
Bashar Abdul Rashid 7 Male
Son of Abdul Rashid 10 Male
Son of Abdul Rashid 3 Male
Son of Abdul Rashid 8 Male
Daughter of Abdul Rashid 12 Female
Daughter of Abdul Rashid 5 Female
Daughter of Saedo Khan 9 Female
Son of Saedo Khan 4 Male
Daughter of Saedo Khan 7 Female
Ghani Jan Abdul Hakeem 7 Male
Rahima Abdul Hakeem 3 Female
Shafi Abdul Hakeem 4 mos Male
Son of Subhat 8 Male
Daughter of Subhat 5 Female
Gul Ghotay Subhat 10 Female
Akhtar Muhammad Muhammad Lal 6 Male
Khudai Rahim Muhammad Lal 3 Male
Qamar Gul Muhammad Lal 10 Female
Zuhra Gul Muhammad Lal 5 Female
Wakeel Ahmad Amanullah 8 Male
Nazaneen Muhammad Khan 8 Female
Rahim Gul Khan 9 Male
Ibrahim Khan 12 Male
Ismatullah Farooq 13 Male
6 yr old girl who died later n.a. 6 Female

Actually, it’s a lot of fun to fight. You know, it’s a hell of a hoot. . . . It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right upfront with you. I like brawling. You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyway. So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them.” ~ 2005 public speech in San Diego by Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis. General Mattis is President Obama’s choice to command American forces across the strategic crescent from Egypt through Pakistan, and from Central Asia past the Persian Gulf. Mattis was picked to replace Gen. David Petraeus, who is now in Afghanistan as the U.S. and NATO’s top military officer there.

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Tsunami striking Thailand on December 26, 2004. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other underwater explosions (including detonations of underwater nuclear devices), landslides and other mass movements, meteorite ocean impacts or similar impact events, and other disturbances above or below water all have the potential to generate a tsunami.

On June 19, 1992, the United States conducted an underground nuclear bomb test in Nevada. Another test was conducted only four days afterwards. Three days later, a series of heavy earthquakes as high as 7.6 on the Richter scale rocked the Mojave desert 176 miles to the south. They were the biggest earthquakes to hit California this century. Only 22 hours later, an “unrelated” earthquake of 5.6 struck less than 20 miles from the Nevada test site itself. It was the biggest earthquake ever recorded near the test site and caused one-million dollars of damage to buildings in an area designated for permanent disposal of highly radioactive nuclear wastes only fifteen miles from the epicenter of the earthquake. Although the quake provoked renewed calls for a halt to plans for storing radioactive materials in such an unstable area, the larger questions have still not been raised in the United States: Do bomb tests actually cause earthquakes? Do nuclear tests make the planet more prone to geologic disruption?

In a statement on July 14, 1992, responding to “understandable unease”, the Department of Energy in Washington asserted the relationship between nuclear testing and earthquakes is “nonexistent.” Yet common sense would suggest the cumulative effect of so may nuclear tests around the world would leave the planet at least somewhat shaken. Indeed in 1956, Estes Kefauver, then Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate, warned, “H bomb tests could knock the earth 16 degrees off its axis!” He was simply ignored.

However, in a study twenty years later by two Japanese scientists, entitled Recent Abnormal Phenomena on Earth and Atomic Power Tests, Shigeyoshi Matsumae, President of Tokai University, and Yoshio Kato, Head of the University’s Department of Aerospace Science concluded:

Abnormal meteorological phenomena, earthquakes and fluctuations of the earth’s axis are related in a direct cause-and-effect to testing of nuclear devices. . . . Nuclear testing is the cause of abnormal polar motion of the earth. By applying the dates of nuclear tests with a force of more than 150 kilotons, we found it obvious that the position of the pole slid radically at the time of the nuclear explosion. . . . Some of the sudden changes measured up to one meter in distance.

Not quite Kefauver’s 16 degrees off the axis; but not entirely reassuring either. Two years later, on 12 October 1978, the British New Scientist reported:

Geophysicists in Germany and England believe the 1978 earthquake in Tabas, Iran, in which at least twenty-five thousand people were killed, may have been triggered by an underground nuclear explosion. . . . British seismologists believe the Tabas earthquake implies a nuclear test that has gone awry. . . . Moreover, a seismic laboratory in Uppsala, Sweden, recorded a Soviet nuclear test of unusual size–ten megatons–at Semipalitinsk only thirty-six hours before. . . . One German scientist specifically implicated this test in the origin of Tabas disaster.

More recently, on 14 April, 1989, at the Second Annual Conference on the United Nations and World Peace in Seattle, Washington, Gary T. Whiteford, Professor of Geography at the University of New Brunswick in Canada, presented the most exhaustive study yet of the correlation’s between nuclear testing and earthquakes. In a paper entitled Earthquakes and Nuclear Testing: Dangerous Patterns and Trends, Whiteford presented alarming conclusions which to this day have remained almost completely ignored in the United States, although the paper has been widely translated and published abroad.

Whiteford studied all earthquakes this century of more than 5.8 on the Richter scale. “Below that intensity,” he explained, “some earthquakes would have passed unrecorded in the earlier part of the century when measuring devices were less sensitive and less ubiquitous. But for bigger quakes the records are detailed and complete for the entire planet.” So Whiteford was able to make a simple comparison of the earthquake rate in the first half of the century, before nuclear testing, and the rate for 1950 to 1988. In the fifty years before testing, large earthquakes of more than 5.8 occurred at an average rate of 68 per year. With the advent of testing the rate rose “suddenly and dramatically” to an average of 127 a year. The earthquake rate has almost doubled. To this day the U.S. military attributes the increase to “coincidence.” As Whiteford comments, “The geographical patterns in the data, with a clustering of earthquakes in specific regions matched to specific test dates and sites do not support the easy and comforting explanation of `pure coincidence.’ It is a dangerous coincidence.”

Within the data he found other suggestive patterns. A one-two nuclear test is usually proceeded a few days later by a major earthquake. The largest earthquake this century took place in Tangshan in North-East China on July 27 1976. It measured 8.2 and killed 800,000 people. Only five days earlier the French had tested a bomb in the Mururoa atoll in the Pacific. Four days later the United States tested a bomb in Nevada. Twenty-four hours later the earthquake hit China.

In an even more revealing analysis, Whiteford studies so-called “killer earthquakes” in which more than one thousand people have died. He compiled a list of all such quakes since 1953 and matched them with nuclear test schedules. Some test dates were not available, but in those that were, a pattern was evident: 62.5% of the killer earthquakes occurred only a few days after a nuclear test. Many struck only one day after a detonation. More than a million people have now died in earthquakes that seem to be related to nuclear tests. Again, the governments of the nuclear nations claim the results are mere coincidence. Officially the U.S. energy department maintains that even their most powerful nuclear tests have no impact beyond a radius of 15 miles. The claim is challenged by the instruments of modern seismology that can register nuclear tests anywhere in the world by measuring local geological disruptions. Whiteford speculated that although the reverberations may fade within fifteen miles of a test, they are merely the first ripple of a wave that travels through the planet’s crust and spreads around the globe.

In 1991 the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation published Whiteford’s findings in an article called “Is Nuclear Testing Triggering Earthquakes and Volcanic Activity?” In an interview with California State seismologist, Dr. Lalliana Mualchin, the foundation went on to inquire into the long-term effects of testing. Mualchin was asked if the cumulative effect of nuclear testing might be to trigger earthquakes and volcanoes. He replied, “A single nuclear test may have little effect on the earth, like that of an insect biting an elephant. But the cumulative effect might move the earth’s tectonic plates in a manner similar to how a swarm of insects might start an elephant running.” Mualchin added, “If an insect bites an elephant in a sensitive spot, such as an eye or an ear, then there might be a vast movement out of all proportion to the size of the bite.” The article concluded, “Who will the world hold responsible if suddenly an unprecedented series of violent earthquakes and volcanoes shake the earth? Will nuclear testers be able to assure the world they were not responsible?”

The proof that nuclear explosions do indeed cause an earthquake effect was presented on Monday 25 May 2009 when it was reported that North Korea had detonated yet another nuclear bomb underground. In the Guardian report “North Korea tests nuclear weapon ‘as powerful as Hiroshima bomb’” the evidence was presented with this interpretation of the underground nuclear detonation - “The force of the blast made the ground tremble in the Chinese border city of Yanji, 130 miles away.” The detonation was registered as a Earth tremor or earthquake measuring magnitude 4.5 that was felt 130 miles away. This also gives evidence to the fact that an uninformed society wouldn’t know the difference between a natural occurring earthquake and nuclear attack by a foreign country. People without access to information would assume that the ground shaking was an earthquake as no one saw a mushroom cloud.

Russian defence experts estimated the North Korean underground nuclear explosion’s yield at between 10 and 20 kilotons, many times more than the 1 kiloton measured in its first nuclear test in 2006 (measuring magnitude 4.2) and about as powerful as the bombs the US used against Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of the second world war. One kiloton is equal to the force produced by 1,000 tonnes of TNT.

Both earthquakes and nuclear explosions generate seismic waves that can be detected thousands of kilometres away. From the 1960s to the 1990s about one underground nuclear explosion was carried out each week. This was how nations tested their nuclear weapons and certified them as ready for deployment. Seismology was often the only way to learn if a foreign power was developing nuclear weapons.

Scientists pick up the seismic waves at monitoring stations. These seismic signals allow scientists to locate the explosion or earthquake and to tell the difference between the two. For example if seismic waves are generated very deep within the Earth then they can only be caused by an earthquake. Today however, the United States does its underground nuclear detonation many miles below the surface in order to fool scientists and the World. The US, as do other countries, have the technology to bore holes very deep inside the Earth’s crust. Oil drilling rigs have been used since the 1996 signing of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) outlawing nuclear weapon tests, to secretly bore very deep holes in the ground in the Nevada Desert (site of yesterday’s magnitude 4.2 tremor) solely to prepare, lower and explode a nuclear device. The 1998 movie Armageddon exposed to the public one of many secret U.S. military operations. In the movie NASA discovered that there is an asteroid roughly the size of Texas heading towards the Earth. Military scientists decide to blow the asteroid with the warhead inside the asteroid itself. To do this they chose the best oil drillers on the planet. The oil drillers’ mission was to drill 800 ft. into the comet to place a nuclear explosive device. That is exactly what the U.S. government does today in order to secretly test newly developed nuclear weapons, all in violation of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. The first official use of an oil drilling platforms to drill a hole for deep underground nuclear bomb detonations was on July 6, 1962 at the Nevada Test Site. A 100 kiloton nuclear explosive device was lowered into a 635 ft. drilled hole in the Nevada desert and detonated, displacing 12 million tons of earth and creating the Sedan Crater. The crater is 320 feet deep and 1,280 feet in diameter.

While the U.S. and U.S.S.R. vied for space-exploration supremacy during the Space Race, a different, less-publicized race took place between the two nation’s greatest drillers. In the late 1950s and early 1960s Americans and Soviets began planning separate efforts to drill as deep as possible into the Earth’s crust, the rocky shell that comprises the outer 30-50 km of the 6730 km distance to our planet’s core. The American “Project Mohole,” stationed off the Pacific coast of Mexico, was cut short in 1966 due to lack of funding but set an important precedent for future off-shore drilling programs. The Soviets, thanks to the planning of the Interdepartmental Scientific Council for the Study of the Earth’s Interior and Superdeep Drilling, had greater success. From 1970 to 1994 their drill on the Kola Peninsula chipped slowly away to create a Earth-shattering record at the time: the deepest hole in the world.

In actuality, the Kola Superdeep Borehole consists of several holes branching from one central hole. The deepest of these, named “SG-3”, measures just nine inches in diameter but extends 12,261 meters (or 7.5 miles) into the Earth. While data produced by the Kola drilling project continues to be analyzed, the drilling itself was forced to stop in the early 1990s when unexpectedly high temperatures were encountered. While the temperature gradient conformed to predictions down to a depth of about 10,000 feet, temperatures after this point increased at a higher rate until they reached 180 C (or 356 F) at the bottom of the hole. This was a drastic difference from the expected 100 C (212 F). Also unexpected was a decrease in rock density after the first 14,800 feet. Beyond this point the rock had greater porosity and permeability which, paired with the high temperatures, caused the rock to behave more like a plastic than a solid and made drilling near impossible. If the hole had reached the initial goal of 15,000 meters, temperatures would have reached a projected 300C (572F). In 2008, the Maersk Oil company completed drilling on a hole 12.29 km in depth, surpassing the Kola bore hole by 29 meters.

Man made tsunamis using the atom bomb

The first report by ABC’s Tim Palmer out of Aceh following the 2004 boxing day tsunami: The surf crashes in on the beaches of the west coast of Aceh but the town of Lhoknga, behind the beach, has disappeared. Iwasiti is here looking for her brother and most of her husband’s family, but there’s nothing and no one to be found here. This beach faced the earthquake and took the full force of the biggest of the waves across the region. In an age where the term ‘ground zero’ is sprinkled around lightly, this really does look like the site of a nuclear explosion.

AFP , WELLINGTON ~ Sep 26, 1999

Top secret wartime experiments were conducted off the New Zealand coast to perfect a tidal wave bomb believed to be potentially as effective as the atom bomb, a report said yesterday citing declassified files.

Auckland University professor Thomas Leech set off a series of underwater explosions triggering mini-tidal waves at Whangaparaoa, just north of Auckland, in 1944 and 1945, the New Zealand Herald reported.

His work was considered so significant that US defense chiefs said if the project had been completed before the end of the war it could have played a role as effective as that of the atom bomb.

Details of the tsunami bomb, known as Project Seal, are contained in 53-year-old documents released by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Papers stamped “top secret” show the US and British military were eager for Seal to be developed in the post-war years too. They even considered sending Leech to Bikini Atoll to view the US nuclear tests and see if they had any application to his work.

He did not make the visit, although a member of the US board of assessors of atomic tests, Dr. Karl Compton, was sent to New Zealand.

“Dr. Compton is impressed with Professor Leech’s deductions on the Seal project and is prepared to recommend to the Joint Chiefs of Staff that all technical data from the test relevant to the Seal project should be made available to the New Zealand Government for further study by Professor Leech,” said a July 1946 letter from Washington to Wellington.

Leech, who died in his native Australia in 1973, was the university’s dean of engineering from 1940 until 1950.

News of his being awarded a CBE in 1947 for research on a weapon led to speculation in newspapers around the world about what was being developed.

Though high-ranking New Zealand and US officers spoke out in support of the research, no details of it were released because the work was on-going.

A former colleague of Leech, Neil Kirton, told the New Zealand Herald that the experiments involved laying a pattern of explosives underwater to create a tsunami.

Small-scale explosions were carried out in the Pacific and off Whangaparaoa, which at the time was controlled by the army.

It is unclear what happened to Project Seal once the final report was forwarded to Wellington Defense Headquarters late in the 1940s.

The bomb was never tested full scale, and Kirton doubts the public would have noticed the trials.

“Whether it could ever be resurrected … Under some circumstances I think it could be devastating,” he said.

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In Afghanistan, the hidden US agenda has always been oil and natural gas. “ French authors Jean-Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasquie published a book entitled Bin Laden: The Forbidden Truth which tells of the negotiations for oil pipeline rights in Afghanistan that collapsed in August 2001 after the U.S. told the Taliban: Accept our offer of a carpet of gold or you’ll get a carpet of bombs.”

The Bush administration was expecting the Taliban to cooperate with the US plans for exploiting the oil resources of Central Asia. The US was sure until August 2001, that the Taliban, as a source of stability in Central Asia, would enable US oil companies and their US subsidiaries to construct an oil pipeline across Central Asia. Then all of a sudden in August 2001, a trusted partner of USA, quickly became terrorists when the Taliban realized that their national interest was going to be robed by the US and they dared to refuse to accept US conditions for their support in exploitation of oil resources from central Asia.

As a last hope in the talks between the Bush administration and the Taliban, which began in February 2001, shortly after Bush’s inauguration a Taliban emissary arrived in Washington in March with presents for the new chief executive, (an expensive Afghan carpet). But the talks themselves were less than cordial. Brisard said; “At one moment during the negotiations, the US representatives told the Taliban, ‘either you accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we bury you under a carpet of bombs’.”

The Bush administration outright threatened to bomb the Taliban unless they came around and allowed the US to build the trans-Afghan Pipeline. These threats were made against the Taliban and the Afghan people months before the US airline hijackings that took place on September 11, 2001.

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The trans-Afghan pipeline has always been the hidden agenda for the US. It is the sole motive for the US attacking and occupying Afghanistan. The US has declared that the mission in Afghanistan could last for decades and the reasoning behind this assertion is to protect US oil interests, the trans-Afghan pipeline. The US attacked Afghanistan, not to apprehend bin Laden, but to overthrow the Taliban government and install a government of their choosing. A pro-US government which would assist the US efforts to secure a multibillion dollar natural gas pipeline and an oil pipeline project involving the US firm Unocal (On August 10, 2005, Unocal merged with Chevron Corporation and became a wholly owned subsidiary) and the Saudi group Delta Oil (never forget that the majority of September 11, 2001 US commercial airline hijackers were Saudis, as is bin Laden). The two companies reached an argument with the former Soviet republic Turkmenistan for the pipeline which would go through Afghanistan into Pakistan long before the US airline hijackings of September 11, 2001. The hijackings were a false-flag plan Code named Operation Northwoods that called for CIA or other operatives to commit apparent acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war. It included plans for hijackings and bombings followed by the use of phony evidence that would blame the terrorist acts on a foreign government. The US government implemented their plans to control the flow of the oil and natural gas of the Caspian Region soon after the CIA and their foreign national operatives executed Operation Northwoods.

With the US government staged hijackings of 9/11 an ulterior motive (an invented political excuse) was presented to invade Afghanistan - to get Osama bin Laden, the great elusive boogeyman. And because Saddam Hussein, the leader of a country which just so happens to have one of the largest oil reserves in the World, was allegedly in league with bin Laden, the US launched its war against Iraq on March 20, 2003.

Both US attacks against Afghanistan and Iraq were unprovoked and premeditated. Both attacks were planned for and prepared for long before the hijackings of US commercial airlines on September 11, 2001. The hijackings were criminal acts and so are the US attacks and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq. The hijackings were acts of terrorism and so are the US attacks against Afghanistan and Iraq. Terrorism is the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes. The US government threatened both Afghanistan and Iraq with violence. The US government used terrorists tactics to intimidate and coerce the Taliban into handing over control of the trans-Afghan pipeline to the US oil company Unicol. “Either you accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we bury you under a carpet of bombs” is clearly a threat, an act of terrorism, by the US government. In a televised address to the nation on March 17, 2003, shortly before the US officially begins its illegal invasion of Iraq, President George W. Bush gave Saddam Hussein an ultimatum, warning the Iraqi leader that if he and his sons do not leave Iraq within 48 hours, the US will use military force to topple his government.… all Iraqi military and civilian personnel should listen carefully to this warning. In any conflict, your fate will depend on your action. Do not destroy oil wells, a source of wealth that belongs to the Iraqi people. Do not obey any command to use weapons of mass destruction against anyone, including the Iraqi people. War crimes will be prosecuted. War criminals will be punished. And it will be no defense to say, “I was just following orders.” ~ George W Bush

The televised address to the nation on March 17, 2003 is clearly a threat, an act of state terrorism by the US government against the sovereign state of Iraq, its leader and its people. Terrorism was used by the United States to delegitimize political or foreign opponents, and legitimize the United State’s own use of terror against them.

Who are the real terrorists? The Taliban who are defending their country and countrymen from an armed attack by the US and NATO countries or the US government? The evidence is clear. The verdict is clear. The US government, for they attacked 2 countries that did not attack the US or any other country. The US government, for they launched an armed attack, in violation of US and International Law and Treaties, against Afghanistan and Iraq for the sole purpose of seizing control of both country’s oil and natural gas assets. The US “War on Terror” is clearly a US “War of Terror”.

John F Kennedy warned us on June 10, 1963 of a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. “What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children - not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women - not merely peace in our time but peace for all time.” – John F. Kennedy.

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Kennedy was warning Americans of the secretive plan called “Operation Northwoods”. Operation Northwoods was drafted by the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Almirant George W. Anderson Jr. (Chief of Navy Operations), General George H. Decker (Chief of the Land Forces section), General Leyyman L. Leymnintzer (Chief of the Joint Chief of Staff), General Curtis E. LeMay (Chief of the Air Force section), General David M. Shoup (Commander of the Marines) ) and signed by then-Chairman Lyman Lemnitzer, and sent to the Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara on March 13, 1962

The plan called for CIA controlled terrorist operations against the United States. A CIA “Group W” (an ad hoc unit directed by William Harvey) plan that specifically called for:

“a group of conspiratorial passengers who could be students, for example, would be on board of this ghost-company’s charter flight under the control of the CIA. Once they were flying over Florida (revised by the Bush administration to include New York City and Washington DC), an empty and without-a-pilot identical plane would follow the route. The conspiratorial passengers (passengers from American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston to Los Angeles, United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston to Los Angeles, American Airlines Flight 77 from Dulles to Los Angeles and United Airlines Flight 93 from Newark to San Francisco) would then be taken to a CIA secret base. The plane would ask for help by saying it had been attacked (revised again by the Bush administration to being hijacked). Then, the plane would blow up.”

The implementation of Operation Northwoods would cost the lives of many American citizens, civilians and military men, which was actually the key element for their manipulative functions. The attacks of 9/11 cost the lives of many American citizens, civilians and military men and women.

When Chairman Lyman Lemnitzer presented the CIA Group W Operation Northwoods plans to John F. Kennedy, Kennedy opposed the plan and refused to involve the US in any such overt war. John F. Kennedy regarded Lemnitzer as a hysterical and extremist anti-communist backed up by unscrupulous multinational companies. It was then that President Kennedy understood the real meaning of his antecessor, President Eisenhower, warning when the year before, in his farewell address he said:

“The responsible of the government must be aware of an illegitimate influence whether it comes or not from the military-industrial complex. The risk of developing or using a usurped power exists and will remain present. We must not allow this threat to prevent us from our liberties and democratic processes. Nothing must be considered completely achieved. Only the proper surveillance and awareness can guarantee the balance between the lobby of the huge industrial and military machinery we have developed and our pacific methods and objectives so that security and freedom can work together”. John F Kennedy was murdered on November 22, 1963. The false flag attack scenario against the US by the US government, code named Operation Northwoods, actually played out on September 11, 2001.

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Nuclear weapons detonations are not always accompanied by a mushroom cloud. Today the telltale signs of an underground nuclear detonation are huge craters. In the photo above, you are not looking at a picture of the Moon’s surface. These are nuclear detonation craters in the Nevada Desert. This crater is the Sedan crater at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site. It is nearly a quarter-mile wide and 320 feet deep. One purpose of the 1962 Sedan test was to investigate whether nuclear weapons could be used to destroy towns and cities but make it appear as though an earthquake caused the destruction. Theory suggests that a nuclear explosion could trigger fault rupture and cause a major quake at distances within a few tens of kilometres from the shot point. Years of U.S. underground nuclear detonation testings proved that the pressure wave from an underground explosion will propagate through the ground and cause an earthquake. The U.S. could attack any city of their choice and not be held accountable for such an attack as the destruction could always be blamed on an earthquake.

A magnitude 4.2 tremor was detected by the United States Geological Survey in the Nevada desert today July 30, 2010 11:13:46 UTC. Analysis of the tremor indicates that it may be the result of an underground nuclear detonation. If post tremor analysis of the seismic data shows that it was a detonation then this would give evidence that the United States has violated the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty which bans all nuclear explosions in all environments, for military or civilian purposes. The Treaty was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 September 1996. China, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Israel and the United States have already signed the Treaty, whereas India, North Korea and Pakistan have not yet signed it.

(Article I):

1. Each State Party undertakes not to carry out any nuclear weapon test explosion or any other nuclear explosion, and to prohibit and prevent any such nuclear explosion at any place under its jurisdiction or control.
2. Each State Party undertakes, furthermore, to refrain from causing, encouraging, or in any way participating in the carrying out of any nuclear weapon test explosion or any other nuclear explosion.

How do scientists determine if a nuclear blast has occurred?

One method of detecting a nuclear blast is by seismograph, the device that monitors Earth tremors to pinpoint and analyze earthquake activity (among other ground-shaking events). There’s a whole network of 500 seismograph stations positioned around the world whose job is to report ground-shaking incidents, and that includes any evidence of bomb blasts. NPR’s “Detecting Underground Nuclear Blasts” reports that the seismic activity recorded on the confirmed October 9, 2006 North Korean underground nuclear test indicated a ground disturbance that would be the equivalent of a 4.2 magnitude earthquake. That magnitude indicates a blast with about a 1-kiloton yield, which is equal to the power of 1,000 tons of TNT.

Figuring out if a seismic event is an earthquake or a bomb blast is relatively easy. Scientists perform analyses of wave patterns that can accurately confirm an earthquake-versus-explosion determination. In highly simplified terms, in an earthquake, the ground starts shaking slowly as plates slide against each other, and then the seismic activity slow picks up as the ground really starts to move. In an explosion scenario, the initial blast is extremely powerful, and the subsequent shaking of the ground grows progressively less severe.

Livermore seismologist Bill Walter explains that the differences in seismic P- and S-wave energy provide one method of discriminating explosions from earthquakes. Seismic P waves are compressional waves, similar to sound waves in the air. Shear (S) waves are transverse waves, like those that propagate along a rope when one end is shaken. Because underground explosions are spherically symmetric disturbances, they radiate seismic P waves efficiently. In contrast, earthquakes result from sliding or rupture along a buried fault surface and strongly excite the transverse motions of S waves. Thus, we expect that explosions will show strong P waves and weak S waves and that earthquakes will show weak P waves and strong S waves, as seen in the seismic graph below.
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Today, July 30, 2010 the United States appears to have violated the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (China, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Israel and the United States have already signed the Treaty) with an underground nuclear detonation. Seismic activity has been used by UN nuclear watchdogs in the past to detect underground nuclear testing. The UN used seismographic analysis to confirm all nuclear weapon testing by North Korea. The United States Geological Survey detected a tremor of 4.2 magnitude on the Korean Peninsula and analysis of the data proved that North Korea had detonated a nuclear device. China called the tests a “flagrant and brazen” violation of international opinion and said it “firmly opposes” North Korea’s conduct.

Since January 19, 1968, when a thermonuclear test, codenamed Faultless, was conducted by the U.S. in the Central Nevada Supplemental Test Area scientists have noticed a distinct difference between a natural occurring earthquake and a nuclear detonation induced earthquake. Analysis of local seismic recordings (within a couple of miles) of nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site showed that some tectonic stress is released simultaneously with the explosion. Analysis of the seismic wavefield generated by the blast shows the source can be characterized as 70-80 percent dilational (explosive-like) and 20-30 percent deviatoric (earthquake-like). The rock in the vicinity of the thermonuclear device is shattered by the passage of the explosions shock wave. This releases the elastic strain energy that was stored in the rock and adds an earthquake-like component to the seismic wavefield.

The U.S. has been using nuclear development and testing allegations against Iran to impose strict economic sanctions against Iran. U.S. headlines keep on declaring that Iran is in violation of nuclear weapons development and testing treaties with no evidence whatsoever to support their claims. Today the U.S. has done what they accuse Iran of secretly doing. Perhaps it is time to impose severe economic sanctions against the United States for secretly developing and testing nuclear weapons - a clear violation of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

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Epicenter of Today’s Magnitude 4.2 tremor in Nevada. The Nevada Seismology Lab site records the tremor occurring at 4:13 a.m (Nevada Time). Location 38.622N, 118.212W as stated by the United States Geological Survey. N