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Inside Story: World Report
We Are the Next Target: Terrorism and the Betrayal of Israel
The terrorist attack on America of September 11, 2001the most deadly and destructive in historybrought the issue of terrorism into world consciousness like never before. With an angry public wanting quick retribution, America appears to have launched a "war against terrorism" in the Middle East. However, a careful analysis of international terrorismits history, purpose, strategy, and financial backingclearly reveals that rather than uniting against terrorism, Americans are being fooled into supporting the terrorists and, therefore, the self-destruction of America.
During the past decade, international terrorism has seen a horrifying revival and has been accelerating rapidly. Violent "wars of national liberation" are being waged by terrorist organizations throughout the world, including the Palestine Liberation Organization (and affiliated groups, such as Hamas), the Irish Republican Army (England and Northern Ireland), the Zapatista National Liberation Front (Mexico), the Falintil (East Timor), the Basque Fatherland and Liberty "ETA" separatists (Spain and France), the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, in South America), the National Liberation Army (ELN, in South America), the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA, in Peru), Aum Shinrikyo (Japan), and many more. These violent, anti-religious organizationswhich constitute a well-funded and well-armed international terrorist networkengage in bombings, kidnappings, hijackings, torture, maimings, armed assaults, mass murder, and assassinations. With their united war of sabotage and violence, they aim to overthrow legitimate governments (including and especially Israel and America) and replace them with atheistic dictatorships: a significant step toward the nihilistic goals of those who sponsor and control them.
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the largest terrorist organization worldwide, serves as the coordinating center for dozens of terrorist groups around the world. The PLO and its affiliates continue to attack Israeli and Arab targets in their vicious war to occupy and seize the nation of Israel. Yet now this deadly organization is being treated with respect. The PLO and its "Palestinian Authority" are being officially recognized and given aid by the United States and other governments, while Israel is being forced to surrender strategic land through a "peace" process.
Now, as they declared they would decades ago, the PLO-coordinated terrorists are attacking America. The September 11, 2001 attack on Americawhile the bloodiest act of terrorism ever, with almost 3000 lives lostis just the beginning of the terrorism that America faces, unless Americans act now.
In 1994, a 60-minute audiocassette lecture entitled We Are the Next Target was published by Inside Story Communications. This audio presentation, which actually predicted the terrorist attack against America of September 11th, presents the truth behind the international terrorist war that the news media refuses to discuss. JAHG-USA is now making this audio presentation available over the Internet as a free download. In this stunning presentation, you will hear some of the most important facts you need to know about terrorism:
The startling news about the accelerating worldwide war waged by the terrorists, which the authorites are not telling you;
How the hundreds of terrorist groups (of which Osama Bin Laden's Al-Qaida is just a tiny part) coordinate their global strategy;
The pattern of terrorist revolution used over and over again in every target nation, including Israel and America;
The shocking truth about who really arms and directs the terrorists;
An analysis of terrorist plans for the immediate future; The hidden purpose in destroying Israel, and why it is not an Arab or Muslim war;
The massive United Nations role in fomenting terrorism; How the American taxpayer foots the bill for terrorism; And, most importantly, what you can do right now to help stop international terrorism, saving America and Israel from a total self-destruction catalyzed by G-d's enemies.
WE ARE THE NEXT TARGET Terrorism and the Betrayal of Israel
The autumn months of 1989 saw the apparent collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe, followed by growing instability in the Soviet Union itself. In 1991, the Communist regime in Moscow declared itself dead. To Americans, the Cold War finally seemed to be over. With the disappearance of the Soviet military threat, as well as the end of Soviet-sponsored revolution and terrorism, the world could now settle in for a new era of peace.
But that hope was shattered on February 26, 1993, when a massive explosion ripped through the basement parking garage of New York City's World Trade Center. Days after the blast, which killed five people and wounded 1,000 others, authorities found and arrested Mohammed Salameh, the man who had rented the truck containing the deadly bombs. Further clues led authorities to a second suspect in New Jersey, Nidal Ayyad. Eight more arrests unveiled a horrifying plan to bomb a series of prominent New York targets, including the FBI headquarters, the United Nations building, and two crowded commuter tunnels, as well as to assassinate several prominent political leaders and carry out kidnappings. The intended carnage can only be imagined.
The expanding investigation began uncovering an international conspiracy behind the arrested men. Within weeks of the original bombing, the list of suspects had grown to include a member of Fatah, the main group of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Egyptian intelligence reported that the plot had been funded by the German branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, a shadowy organization believed to be behind insurrectionary violence in the Middle East. According to the same sources, agents of the Iraqi and Iranian governments helped coordinate the planned bombings. The trail soon led to Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, the head of a New Jersey mosque and an outspoken supporter of violent revolution. Several of the arrested terrorists had discussed their plans at Sheik Rahman's mosque, and Rahman himself had received money from the government of Iran. He and his followers were linked to the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and to the 1991 assassination of Rabbi Meir Kahane.
Some fifteen men were arrested in America for their roles in the New York bombing plot, the largest single terrorist attack in United States history. This was certainly no random act of mindless violence. One conspirator, arrested by the Egyptian government, confessed that the World Trade Center was targeted to influence U.S. policy toward the Middle East. Specifically, the foreign organizations and governments behind the attack had all for years been waging war against the nation of Israel, a U.S. ally.
Common belief today holds that the PLO and other terrorist groups targeting Israel are fighting for a Palestinian cause, motivated by some combination of Arab nationalism and Islamic religious fundamentalism, with Arab-Jewish historical tensions as the underlying cause. But the truth is virtually the opposite. Regardless of their official propaganda, these terrorist groups are driven by an ideology of international Marxism-Leninism, using a carefully designed strategy to achieve geopolitical ends. Even now, they receive their support, not from Palestinian people or from sympathetic Arabs, but from the United Nations and the Soviet Bloc. And most importantly, they are extremely vulnerable to destruction by the United States, which could easily cut off their badly-needed financial support. The only obstacle to our victory over the terrorists is our failure to understand who really controls and supports them.
During the next hour, this recorded presentation will tell the full story behind the growing war against Israel and the United States. Side A will uncover the forces behind a new wave of global terrorism; side B will expose how those forces are now preparing to destroy Israel, and what we can do about it. The evidence comes from a variety of books, articles, and news stories that are available in public libraries but largely ignored by the politically biased, national-level news media. The terrorists can be stopped before it is too late, but only if we understand the purpose behind their global war. If we, the American people, do not wake up soon to the shocking reality, we ourselves will become a "Beirut" of terrorist chaos--for WE ARE THE NEXT TARGET.
This program is a special project of Inside Story Communications. Copyright (c) 1994 by Inside Story Communications, all rights reserved.
Terrorism is defined as violent attacks on civilians for political purposes. Its goal is to create fear in the general population, forcing the target government to make otherwise unthinkable concessions. The sheer number of people involved in bombing the World Trade Center, and the extensive foreign coordination, suggest that this incident was only the tip of the iceberg. More terrorist attacks can be expected in this country and elsewhere, sponsored by similar forces. Indeed, during the past four years, many nations have been sent reeling from an unexpected worldwide revival of terrorism:
* In Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, the Irish Republican Army (IRA) injures 27 people with a bomb blast in "a crowded shopping area" during the Christmas season.
* Months later in the same city, the Ulster Freedom Fighters initiate riots that involve "fire bombs and car hijackings," injuring at least 17 innocent civilians. Within two days, the IRA sets off nearly a ton of explosives in a nearby town, wounding twelve more residents and five police officers.
* In London, England, the IRA explodes eight bombs in six days, creating massive destruction. This continues a three-year campaign of dozens of similar London bombings, signalling that the IRA has expanded its terrorism beyond Ireland. Two months later, the group injures yet another eight Londoners with two explosions on the same day. By mid-1993, the ongoing terror campaign forces police to establish permanent roadblocks around downtown London.
* In Bonn, Germany, top banker Alfred Herrhausen is assassinated with a powerful bomb planted in his car. Shocked authorities discover that the Red Army Faction is responsible, although this terrorist group was thought to have disintegrated after the fall of the Berlin Wall. This begins a wave of such killings by the group, including the shooting of political official Detlev Rohwedder in Dusseldorf and the mail-bombing of Berlin official Hanno Klein.
* In southeastern Turkey, terrorists of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) kidnap 49 people from a bus, then turn the guns on their hostages. At least 33 soldiers and two civilians are killed. This follows a series of similar massacres within days.
* In Jerusalem, Israel, three members of Hamas use guns to attack a bus and hijack a car, killing two women and injuring the bus driver. Fellow terrorists had carried out a series of stabbings in previous months.
* In Egypt, El-Gama'a el-Islamiya (The Islamic Group) conducts a bomb attack on a tourist bus carrying 15 South Koreans. In other incidents, guns and knives are used against English, German, and Russian tourists, and the Group wages incessant war against civilians in Egypt's Coptic Christian community.
* In South Africa, terrorists of the Azanian Peoples Liberation Army kill two couples and injure 17 other civilians who were tasting wines at a golf club. A spokesman for the terrorist group boasts that "There will be more attacks of this nature with more frequency, especially in white areas."
* In Cambodia, members of the Khmer Rouge attack a train, throwing it off the tracks. They then proceed to slaughter at least 13 passengers with rocket-propelled grenades and gunfire.
As the terrorist revival grows, public confusion and desperation rise. Many target governments are now effectively surrendering to the terrorists. South Africa is preparing for a coalition government with the African National Congress. England is negotiating for the IRA to take control of Northern Ireland. Israel is handing over control of its Gaza Strip and portions of the West Bank to the PLO. And nations ranging from El Salvador to the Philippines are now rapidly following suit.
To understand this crisis, we must first step back to examine who is supporting and directing the terrorists.
Though having been a recognized danger for over a century, terrorism had not forced its way into world consciousness until the 1970s. During that decade, terrorist violence broke out simultaneously in virtually every Western country and rapidly became a fact of everyday life. Its very senselessness helped create the public fear on which it thrived.
But as the evidence accumulated, a pattern began to emerge. Major exposes, such as the four volume work by French intelligence expert Pierre de Villamarest or the 1981 book The Terror Network by Claire Sterling, revealed that the nearly 200 terrorist groups formed an international network so well-coordinated that they constituted a single organization. At the center of this network was the KGB, the secret police arm of the Soviet Union. Terrorists would typically be trained in Middle Eastern camps run by the PLO, supervised by Eastern European agents, and armed by Moscow or Communist China. Regardless of whether individual groups professed an official Marxist-Leninist doctrine, all terrorists cooperated to destabilize non-Communist governments.
Naturally, the apparent death of Communism in 1989 led many people to believe the terrorist threat would quickly end. Some governments used the opportunity to arrest top leaders of terrorist groups, and confidently declared victory. Thus the revival of terrorism caught many authorities off guard. From where are these radical groups getting their weapons, their financing, and their training? Who is directing the new wave of violence?
The shocking answer is that terrorism is being orchestrated by the very same governments, and even the same Communist Parties, as before. A glaring example of this surfaced on May 23, 1993, when three explosions damaged a neighborhood just outside the capital city of Nicaragua. This was not a terrorist act, but an accident that revealed an underground bunker operated by the Sandinista National Liberation Front. According to one diplomatic observer, the depot was "a one-stop shopping center for terrorist activities, where you could get guns and documents." It contained anti-aircraft missiles, as well as "hundreds of AK-47 assault rifles, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and tons of ammunition and explosives, including some C-4 plastic widely used in terrorist bombings." Hundreds of forged passports and other documents, from dozens of nations, were also found. The bunker was actively supporting terrorists ranging from the Basque ETA separatists of Spain to the Farabundo Marti guerrillas of El Salvador. Even one of the suspects in the World Trade Center bombing had been caught weeks earlier with phony passports from Nicaragua.
The "death" of Communism
When the Moscow- and PLO-trained Sandinistas first seized control of Nicaragua in 1979, they brought that country into the Soviet orbit, transforming it into a center for supporting terrorism. But eleven years later, the Sandinistas followed the trend in Eastern Europe and supposedly yielded power in free elections. In reality, this democratic transition was an illusion. The new president is merely a figurehead, while the Sandinistas retain total power. The Sandinistas openly control the military, the police, the intelligence service, the secret police, the courts, and virtually every other branch of the government. They can continue operating with impunity, and have been caught numerous times in the last few years sending weapons to terrorists throughout Latin America. If they so decided, the Sandinistas could easily nullify the Nicaraguan elections at any time.
The same holds true for the nations of Eastern Europe. In the transition to new governments, the Communists were neither killed nor forced to flee, nor did they retire. In fact, members of the Communist ruling structure simply relabeled themselves as "ex-Communists" or "reformers," and continued to rule; fellow Communists simultaneously played leading roles in the opposition parties, thus ensuring nothing could go wrong. For example, a 1990 documentary aired on BBC television revealed that the Czechoslovak and Soviet secret police had themselves orchestrated the protests against the Czechoslovak Communist regime in 1989; since the alleged revolution, Czechoslovak Communists have retained control over such vital posts as foreign policy, economic policy, and the military. In another example, a 1990 article, first published in France, exposed the Romanian revolution as having also been engineered by the Soviet KGB, in which the ruling Communists renamed themselves the "National Salvation Front" without yielding any power. In Poland, the Solidarity movement had been permeated with Communist Party members years before the 1989 transition to limited democracy; since the reforms, Polish Communists have continued to head the courts, the secret police, and the military, while the Polish secret police and military have been strengthening ties with their Soviet counterparts. There is even growing evidence that the Stasi--the secret police of East Germany--is still operating as an underground organization within united Germany.
Meanwhile, all fifteen Soviet republics are firmly controlled by so-called "former" Communists or by the Russian military. Russian leader Boris Yeltsin has himself been a Communist Party member since 1961. Soviet opposition movements, including the anti-Semitic group Pamyat and the political party of Vladimir Zhirinovsky, also appear to be under KGB control. And thousands of Soviet concentration camps remain in full operation today, while Soviet citizens still cannot leave their country.
Contrary to popular impression, the Soviet alliance is actively preparing for a state of war. The FBI reports that, under Boris Yeltsin, KGB spying efforts in the United States and elsewhere have intensified, while the Soviet republics are collaborating in a crash military buildup program. According to such Western intelligence sources as the U.S. Defense Department, the Soviets are modernizing and expanding, rather than dismantling, their vast nuclear and conventional forces. This growing military power is being shared with traditional Soviet allies and Communist regimes around the world, including Communist China, Nicaragua, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Iran, and others. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of Soviet troops are still stationed in Poland and East Germany. Russia itself, and several East Bloc nations, are now entering a partnership with NATO for joint military exercises, while Soviet troops returning from Eastern Europe are being placed in strategic positions near Soviet borders.
In short, Communism is fully alive, and is accelerating its global war of terrorism and revolution--even as our Western news media indulges in wishful thinking, waiting for political and economic reforms that never occur. But why should the Communists fake their own funeral? Two reasons stand out: (1) the Soviet Union is now receiving tens of billions of dollars in U.S. aid each year, money that is desperately needed to finance the expensive military buildup, and (2) as terrorism heats up, the disbelieving West becomes paralyzed, choosing to give in to terrorist demands rather than retaliate against, and thereby risk undermining, the so-called "democracies" of the Soviet Bloc. Anatoliy Golitsyn, the highest-level Soviet KGB official ever to defect to the West, revealed that the Soviet high command had planned this strategic deception many years earlier, in order to confuse the West temporarily during a phase of rapid Communist expansion. Golitsyn accurately predicted all of the changes in the Soviet Bloc in his 1984 book, New Lies for Old--five years before the events themselves.
The goals and methods of Communism
Yet it seems almost incredible that any ideology could lead to well-coordinated deception on such a huge scale. Whenever the word "Communism" is mentioned, most people think of a philosophy, a political theory, an economic system, or perhaps a political party. But Communism is none of these. Before we can understand the Communist role in strategic deception and terrorist warfare, we must answer one critical question: What is Communism?
Karl Marx and V.I. Lenin are widely known as the founders of Communism. However, not everyone who professes the ideology of Marx and Lenin is a true Communist. Lenin himself defined Communism as an international organization, akin to the Mafia, whose members would constitute an elite corps of professional revolutionaries. As he described it in 1902, "In form such a strong revolutionary organization in an autocratic country may also be described as a 'conspiratorial' organization... such an organization must have the utmost secrecy." Shortly after seizing control of Russia in 1917, Lenin revealed the secret of Communist success in a booklet, declaring that "The Bolsheviks could not have maintained themselves in power... unless the strictest, truly iron discipline prevailed in our Party." Naive believers in Marxist ideology are constantly purged from the Party, for the organization can rely only on those people blindly willing to obey orders. Communism explicitly disavows all moral rules, and its members must constantly shift tactics, sometimes even carry out seemingly anti-Marxist actions, as its leadership adapts the revolution to changing circumstances. Thus Communists possess the fanatic discipline needed to carry out deception on a scale beyond the imagination of most outsiders, including staging their own alleged "collapse."
The ultimate goal has been stated openly by every major Communist leader since Karl Marx: a world government dominated by the Communists. Lenin described how, to overthrow existing governments, the Communists organize parallel revolutions in each country. Most of the Communist Party structure must operate underground, invisible to the larger population, while it uses both legal and illegal methods, including deception and, in Lenin's own words, "terrorism." Its secret members, operating under strict orders, infiltrate the highest levels of the target government and its military, as well as the labor unions and other popular movements, the communications media, and even the anti-Communist opposition itself. From these positions, the Communists can orchestrate an apparently spontaneous, violent revolution, while paralyzing the efforts of the target government to respond effectively. The confused population, unaware of the well-organized forces behind the crisis, negotiates a series of compromises leading to further instability and finally to the victory of Communism.
As growing numbers of nations fall to the revolution, it becomes possible to reunite them under a Communist world regime. This is being carried out in a two-stage process. The transition step to this "new world social order," as American Communist William Z. Foster called it, involves merging the newly captive nations into regional governments. The Communists have explicitly worked toward creating a united Europe, a united American hemisphere, a pan-African regional entity, and, for the Middle East, a pan-Arab regime.
Marxism-Leninism, then, is not an ideology, but a strategy for achieving world revolution. Communists are the disciplined members of an international organization that uses Marxist-Leninist techniques. And terrorism is a key ingredient in the success of such revolution. To see how the entire strategy works, we now turn to an overview of Communist revolutions in action.
Wars of national liberation
Because open warfare against target governments would simply lead to defeat, the Communists always disguise their revolutions as civil wars. They camouflage their intentions by pretending to fight for the liberation of one class of people from another, using a divide-and-conquer technique against a nation's social structure. This method is referred to as a "war of national liberation," and it adapts its tactics to the unique circumstances of each country. Such a war can pit industrial workers against capitalists, as in Russia, Catholics against Protestants, as in Northern Ireland, blacks against whites, as in South Africa--or Arabs against Jews, as in Israel. The Communists do not openly identify themselves, acting instead as representatives of the supposedly "oppressed" class of people.
By painting their revolution as a spontaneous uprising of "oppressed masses," the Communists hope to convince the target population that it faces an unwinnable war rooted in fundamental social tensions. If the government is also paralyzed and cannot stop the terrorism, public morale quickly drops and the weakening government loses popular support. Believing that the revolution must eventually win, the population abandons active opposition to the terrorists and instead sues for peace at any cost. The perception ultimately becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy as the government collapses altogether.
Any "war of national liberation" can be divided into seven steps:
Step 1) To establish themselves in the minds of the target population as a force to be reckoned with, the revolutionaries must first force a heavy-handed reaction by the government. Their tactics are based on a 1969 book by Brazilian Communist Carlos Marighella, the Mini-Manual for Urban Guerrillas, which has been translated and distributed to terrorists throughout the world. Marighella explained how to use such frightening violence that "the government has no alternative except to intensify repression. The police roundups, house searches, arrests of innocent people, make life in the city unbearable... The political situation is transformed into a military situation, in which the militarists appear more and more responsible for errors and violence... The urban guerrilla must become more aggressive and violent, resorting without letup to sabotage, terrorism, expropriations, assaults, kidnappings and executions, heightening the disastrous situation in which the government must act."
Step 2) Having provoked a harsh reaction by the target government, the Communists now flood the Western news media with stories of government atrocities, real or fabricated. The goal is to begin isolating the government from Western, primarily American, support. The revolutionaries label convicted terrorists as "political prisoners"; they invent elaborate stories of secret prisons and "death squads"; and they hide among civilians during fighting, causing the government to kill innocent people accidentally. Such heads of state as Chiang Kai-shek of China, Anastasio Somoza of Nicaragua, and the Shah of Iran have been portrayed as corrupt and repressive. The South African government has been painted as being violently racist, while the French colonial administration in Algeria and the British rule in Northern Ireland have been labeled as undemocratic. Similar publicity attacks have been used against South Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines, Rhodesia, El Salvador, Argentina, and dozens of other nations. The news media has always cooperated in these smear campaigns, never allowing the target regime a fair chance to respond to the charges.
Step 3) The Communists can now count on the U.S. State Department to pressure the target government to begin giving in to the revolutionaries, supposedly for the sake of "human rights." The regime offers compromises, including political reforms, the release of captured terrorists, and military cease-fires, which allow the terrorists to regroup and seize territory. But the revolutionaries also increase their demands, taking advantage of the government's weakened image.
Step 4) As the government loses prestige, the Communists escalate the revolutionary violence and general unrest. They organize mass demonstrations, which agitators turn into riots. Labor unions go on strike, building toward a general labor strike that cripples the entire economy. Marxist professors in the universities indoctrinate and recruit naive youth, who join the growing ranks of Communists and terrorists. And some Communist agents even infiltrate local religious organizations, masquerading as priests or other clergy so as to neutralize opposition and recruit more people into the revolution. This can be seen, for example, in the Liberation Theology movement in the Catholic and Protestant churches, which teaches that Jesus was a Marxist revolutionary. Liberation Theology is active today in many parts of Latin America, Africa, and the far East.
Step 5) Since the Communists are only a tiny minority of the population, they must create the illusion of popular support. By waging terrorist warfare against the very people they claim to be liberating, the revolutionaries can frighten the people into passive or even active support of the revolution. In China and Nicaragua, the Communists murdered peasant farmers in rural villages; in Algeria, they maimed and killed Arab muslims; in Northern Ireland, they have killed thousands of Catholics while "kneecapping" thousands more with guns and electric drills; in South Africa, they have burned to death many hundreds of blacks with "necklaces"--tires soaked in gasoline, placed around the victim's neck, and lit on fire. The revolutionaries accuse the victims of "collaborating" with the government, sending a powerful message to the rest of the population not to resist.
Step 6) Now the Communists are ready to enter the final phase of their revolution. With the target government steadily losing control over the country, the revolutionaries step up general terrorist violence while simultaneously negotiating for a new government. To accomplish this, the Communists often must split their revolutionary movement into two wings: an extremely violent faction pretending to oppose any peace agreement, and a more political faction that projects an image of pragmatism. The two factions secretly coordinate their activities, carrying out a "good cop/bad cop" scenario. Frightened by the escalating terrorism of the revolutionaries, the government makes concessions to the seemingly moderate faction, hoping to discourage the forces of violence. As the Communists tighten the vise, the government bargains away its remaining strength.
Step 7) Finally, in the name of democracy and "human rights," the U.S. State Department withdraws its support from the embattled regime, using diplomatic pressure to force out the old government entirely and replace it with another. The Communists have by this time maneuvered themselves into position to join the new coalition government. Because this new regime is weak and divided, the Communists quickly move to consolidate total power for themselves. Their naive liberal allies are executed, followed by systematic mass terror against the whole population. A Communist regime has been imposed.
These seven steps describe the pattern of a war of national liberation. This strategy has been used, with slight variations, against almost every nation now under Communism, and is well under way for many remaining non-Communist nations. As we have seen, terrorism is a cornerstone of this strategy.
During the first half of this program, we have analyzed the rise of terrorism and the Communist strategy behind it. We have shown how the international terrorist network is being financed and coordinated to bring about world revolution. But now we must turn our attention to the one revolution that is becoming the focus of world Communist efforts--the war to destroy the nation of Israel. The inside story of this impending danger to the free world, how the Communists have brought the revolution against Israel to the brink of victory, and what you can do to stop the terrorists, is explained on Side B of this program.
WE ARE THE NEXT TARGET
When Karl Marx wrote his book, A World Without Jews, he permanently set the tone for Communist anti-Semitism. He called for "the emancipation of mankind from Judaism" and for the end of all religious faith. V. I. Lenin applied this principle against the Jewish longing for Israel in 1903, declaring that "this Zionist idea is absolutely false and essentially reactionary."
The Communist drive to abolish Judaism took on a special urgency after World War I, when Jewish settlement in Palestine began interfering with Communist plans for a socialist, pan-Arab government. Over the next few decades, the Communists instigated Arab riots against Jews and organized anti-Zionist movements. These tactics failed, and the nation of Israel was reborn in 1948.
But in 1964 the Soviet KGB made a decision to escalate wars of national liberation around the world. Its spending on terrorism grew ten-fold, and training centers were set up throughout the Communist Bloc. In less than two years, Cuba hosted the Tricontinental Conference--a meeting of 513 representatives from 83 terrorist groups. The Cuban Communist regime thus became a coordinating center for this growing international terrorist network.
Israel was vaulted to the top of the list of target countries. The pro-Soviet dictator of Egypt, Gamel Abdel Nasser, launched a new revolutionary group in 1964--the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Declaring the palestinian Arabs an "oppressed class" who needed to be "liberated" from Israeli rule, the PLO announced that it would destroy the nation of Israel altogether and replace it with a socialist government of Palestine.
From the beginning, the PLO has been a thoroughly Communist organization under the direct control of the Soviet KGB. Among its founding leaders was Ahmed Jibril, a Syrian army officer who founded the Palestinian Liberation Front in the 1950s. A self-proclaimed Marxist, Jibril was recruited into the KGB, trained in the Soviet Union, and supported by East Germany and Bulgaria as his group carried out bombings of airplanes, schoolbuses, and other Israeli targets. The PLO was organized around Jibril's group, and today he continues his terrorist attacks as head of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine--General Command, one of the several groups under the PLO umbrella.
George Habash, another PLO founder, is an open Marxist-Leninist who started the Arab Nationalist Movement in the 1950s that imposed a Communist regime in South Yemen. Supported by the Communist governments of Cuba, North Vietnam, and China, Habash has since founded the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, another PLO group.
Abu Iyad also helped found the PLO, and has headed its Intelligence and Security Apparatus, making him the number two man in the organization. He has publicly admitted his allegiance to the teachings of Chinese dictator Mao Zedong and other leading Communists.
But the most famous PLO figure is its leader, Yasir Ararat. As a student at Cairo University in 1952, he became head of the General Union of Palestine Students, and in 1956 represented that leftist organization at the Communist World Festival of Youth, held in Czechoslovakia. Arafat has studied the works of Mao Zedong and Che Guevara, and when he visits Moscow he meets with top Soviet Communists. He is the head of Fatah, the largest and most powerful group in the PLO.
The Revolutionary Palestinian Communist Party, directly funded by the Soviet Union, sits on the Executive Committee and all other ruling bodies of the PLO. The Soviet Union lavishes the PLO with weapons ranging from machine guns to heavy artillery and tanks. PLO terrorists are trained and recruited by the KGB in the Soviet Union and other Communist nations. And, according to one PLO defector, all key PLO decisions are made only on Soviet approval. As a result, the PLO has become the largest and most important terrorist group in existence. It has carried out bombings, hijackings, tortures, and assassinations against civilian targets on six continents. It has served as a conduit for weapons, training, and other support from the Communist Bloc to hundreds of terrorist groups worldwide. And Yasir Arafat has openly called for terrorist attacks on the United States. As already noted, one of the conspirators in the bombing of New York's World Trade Center was a PLO member.
The fact that the PLO is not merely an enemy of Israel, but is a cornerstone of the global Communist offensive, has been admitted by Arafat himself. For example, he has declared the United States, not Israel, to be the PLO's ultimate enemy. .PLO official George Habash likewise revealed in a 1972 interview that "our enemy is not just Israel, period... We must recognize that our revolution is a phase of world revolution: it is not limited to reconquering Palestine. To be honest, what we want is a war like Vietnam's. We want another Vietnam, and not just in Palestine but throughout the Arab world." On another occasion, Habash revealed the PLO goal more completely: "Palestine has joined the European Revolution; we have forged organic links with the revolution of the whole world."
The Communists have already seized control of several nations of the Middle East since the 1950s, including Algeria, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, North and South Yemen, and Iraq, often referred to as the "radical Arab states." Each of these countries was conquered through some combination of military coup d'etat, revolution, and invasion. Although some of these governments do not call themselves "Communist," their leaders are all Marxist socialists whose militaries and secret police have been built, and are directly supervised, by the Soviet Union, and whose governments often include overt Communists at the highest levels.
The PLO has become a new vehicle for supporting Communist revolutions almost anywhere. The so-called "Islamic" revolution of the Ayatollah Khomeini, for example, was organized by KGB agents and the Communist Party in Iran. It was also backed by the PLO, which conducted terrorist attacks against Iran, trained Khomeini's followers in military and terror tactics, and provided a steady supply of guns. Since coming to power, Khomeini's regime has been armed by the Soviet Union and Communist China. Having delivered Iran to the Communists, the PLO announced that it would next turn its attention to Turkey. For years, the PLO had already been training and arming terrorists of the Turkish People's Liberation Army, creating anarchy in that nation. In 1980, PLO terrorists infiltrated Turkey, disguised themselves as Armenian and Kurdish people, and founded the Armenian Secret Army of Liberation and the Kurdistan Workers' Party. These Communist groups are now stepping up the revolution in Turkey. The PLO has also helped the Communist takeovers in Lebanon, Nicaragua, and Angola, and has carried out or supported similar revolutions against Jordan, El Salvador, South Africa, and many other nations of Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
In recent years the PLO and its Communist bosses have created yet another international revolutionary movement: the network of terrorists known as "Islamic fundamentalists." Like their Liberation Theology counterparts in Christian churches, the muslim fundamentalist leaders are actually atheists and Marxist-Leninists disguised as religious fanatics. Indeed, they are opposed by the traditional muslim leaders for violating the precepts of Islam. This radical movement, also known as "Islamic Marxism," originated in the Russian Bolshevik Party in the 1910s. Since the 1970s, the Communist Parties of Afghanistan, Iran, and Saudi Arabia have officially promoted this new ideology. To hide their Communist backing, however, pan-Islamic revolutionaries frequently pretend to be anti-Communist.
Several terrorist groups. have been founded on variations of "Islamic Marxism." In Iran, the Ayatollah Khomeini revived Hezballah (the Party of G-d), which soon collaborated with Iranian Communists, Syria, Libya, and the PLO in extending terrorism beyond the borders of Iran. When Hezballah established training camps, the instructors came from such Communist nations as North Korea and Syria, or were Iranians trained by the PLO or the Communist government of Iraq. Abbas Zamani, who organized branches of Hezballah in Lebanon and Pakistan, was himsclf trained by the PLO and has been identified as a probable KGB agent. The PLO has provided money, weapons, and intelligence to Hezballah, and has even placed Yasir Arafat's elite terrorist units under Hezballah command; Hezballah, in return, collaborates with the PLO. In Lebanon, meanwhile, members of the Amal Militia have been trained in PLO camps, and the group has been financed by Syria, Libya, and Iran. Islamic Jihad, the terrorist group involved in bombing the New York World Trade Center, is armed and coordinated by several top PLO commanders. And in the West Bank and Gaza Strip of Israel, Hamas, meaning "Islamic Resistance Movement," receives aid from Iran as well as financing from the PLO on the personal orders of Arafat.
As we can see, the PLO is truly the central organization in the world terrorist network. But now we must turn our attention to its role in the Communist war to destroy Israel.
The PLO's war of national liberation
The West Bank of the Jordan River lies on Israel's eastern side, but is so large that it extends well into the middle of Israel itself. At its closest point, the West Bank's border is only nine miles from the Mediterranean Sea. Half the city of Jerusalem, Israel's capital, lies inside this territory. If a hostile military force were to occupy the West Bank, it would control strategic air space that now buffers against air and missile attacks, and it could position troops near the heart of Israel. A lightning invasion launched from the West Bank would easily cut the tiny nation of Israel into northern and southern halves within minutes, giving an enemy an enormous military advantage during a war.
Following the 1973 Yom Kippur War against Israel, the Communists could see that a People's Republic of Palestine would never replace Israel without first taking control of the West Bank, as well as of the Gaza Strip and Golan Heights, two other territories under Israeli control. Thus in 1974 the ruling council of the PLO officially adopted a two-phase strategy for destroying Israel, in which an armed state of Palestine would be established in the West Bank and Gaza Strip before attacking the rest of Israel. PLO official Abu Iyad boasted in 1988 that "According to the Phased Plan, we will establish a Palestinian state on any part of Palestine that the enemy will retreat from. The Palestinian state will be a stage in our prolonged struggle for the liberation of Palestine on all of its territory."
Because of the Phased Plan, the PLO claimed that it was willing to allow Israel to exist--if only temporarily--and that it only wished to create Palestine in the West Bank and Gaza. In other words, the PLO could now pretend to be moderate, while actually stepping up the revolution. But to gain control of the territories in the first place, the PLO had to turn to the time-tested Communist strategy of a war of national liberation. This has, in fact, been the PLO's master plan since the 1960s, and has recently taken the form of the intifada, Arabic for the "uprising," now seen in the riots of the West Bank and Gaza. A careful analysis of the intifada reveals that it is indeed part of a classic, seven-step Communist revolution:
Step 1) At a secret 1983 meeting of the PLO, Yasir Arafat explained that the PLO had followed the Communist tactic of provoking a reaction by the target government, in this case Israel. As summarized by authors Neil Livingstone and David Halevy, "The first phase, from 1967 to 1974, said Arafat, involved shocking the world by means of brutal terrorist acts into recognizing the Palestinian issue and placing it at the front of world concerns." Using the methods outlined by Brazilian Communist Carlos Marighella, the PLO has forced Israel to invade Lebanon several times to stop artillery and missile attacks. By hiding its military installations in residential areas, the PLO has caused civilian deaths during Israeli retaliation, which the PLO has then blamed on Israel.
Step 2) The PLO owns or operates dozens of newspapers and other publications in the Middle East, some of them written in English. It produces films labeled as documentaries, operates news services, and broadcasts numerous radio programs. It is known to bribe or threaten journalists covering the Middle East. It also maintains influence through organizations not widely known as PLO front groups; for example, Arafat's brother runs the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, while PLO-affiliated organizations calling themselves "charities" or "educational" groups are active in the United States. And leftist groups ranging from the National Lawyers Guild to various civil rights, feminist, and anti-nuclear groups also work with the PLO. As a result, the PLO and its allies have been able to plant stories in our news media about alleged Israeli atrocities against civilians, and have created the widespread impression that Israel systematically violates human rights of Palestinians. By painting the revolution as a "spontaneous" uprising of Palestinians, the PLO has also convinced many Americans that Israel cannot hope to win the interminable conflict with the PLO. Such disinformation has eroded sympathy for Israel, setting the stage for further revolution.
Step 3) With the Israeli reputation having come under fire, the U.S. State Department has pressured Israel to begin making concessions to the PLO. When Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982, President Reagan rescued the PLO and forced Israel to abandon Beirut. The Bush and Clinton administrations have supported several United Nations resolutions against Israel, and President Clinton forced Israel to take back 400 Hamas terrorists after they had been expelled. Most importantly, the 26th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, held in 1982, began the call for an international Middle East peace conference, where foreign powers could pressure Israel to yield the West Bank to the PLO. The United Nations adopted an identical plan the following year, and by 1987 the PLO and the Communist Parties of the United States, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Tunisia, Syria, Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, and India had also adopted this plan. Now the U.S. government has followed suit, with the Bush and Clinton administrations having forced Israel to change its mind and participate in a series of such international conferences.
Step 4) The intifada was born from an extensive network of PLO front groups in the West Bank and Gaza, including medical, agricultural, and women's associations as well as labor unions and student groups. The violence itself was sparked by the Islamic Jihad and the Palestinian Communist Party in 1986 and 1987, and soon a Unified National Leadership of the PLO was formed to coordinate the protests and riots. The revolution is now being accelerated through religious institutions, schools, and labor unions. Hamas, the so-called "Islamic" group of terrorists, organizes actions through the mosques. Many PLO members work as professors at the universities, where they indoctrinate palestinian students. Schools and universities in the West Bank and Gaza have become such focal points for violence that Israeli authorities have been periodically forced to shut them down; stores of knives and clubs have been found in the schools, used by radicalized students during riots, and guns and hand grenades are now becoming more common. Palestinian labor strikes are also on the rise. One pro-PLO professor noted that the PLO-dominated labor unions are "a critical weapon in the hand of the Palestinian national movement: at a decisive moment they could paralyze the Israeli economy."
Step 5) As in any Communist revolution, the PLO must use terrorism against the very people it claims to be liberating, in order to create an illusion of popular support for the intifada. For many years, the PLO had already been directing many of its terrorist attacks against palestinians and Arabs in general. In the intifada, this violence is now used against palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. Terror squads receiving money and orders from the PLO, Islamic Jihad, and Hamas attack people they accuse of collaborating with Israel, although the PLO itself admits the majority of such accusations are false. As one journalist has described it, the purpose is purely to intimidate: "Palestinians live in daily terror of these squads. Some common murder techniques are beheading, mutilation, gouging out eyes, cutting off ears or limbs, and pouring molten plastic or acid on a victim's face." Often the victim is shot or stabbed in broad daylight, in full view of palestinian bystanders. Merchants who fail to close their shops when a strike is called, or who do not pay taxes to the PLO, have their shops burned to the ground; buses that carry palestinians to work in Israel are also burned, keeping the workers from earning the money to feed their families. Some one thousand palestinians have been killed by the terror squads, and many others injured.
Step 6) As the PLO moves into the final stages of the revolution, it must begin negotiating for Israel's surrender of the territories while simultaneously escalating the violence. The PLO itself, and particularly Arafat's group, Fatah, is playing the role of the moderate, sending delegations to the peace conference and asking only for the West Bank and Gaza. Islamic Jihad and Hamas, products of the "Islamic Marxist" movement, angrily condemn the peace meetings. The "good cop/bad cop" strategy was spelled out by a PLO official: "[Hamas says] all of Palestine is ours, and we want to liberate it from the river to the sea in one blow. Butx the PLO feels that a Phased Plan must be pursued. Both sides agree on the final objective." Both sides also cooperate closely. The PLO has funded Hamas, for example, and some terror squads in the West Bank and Gaza are operated jointly by the PLO's Fatah with Islamic Jihad and Hamas.
Step 7) The final step involves betrayal by the U.S. State Department, which pulls the rug out from under the target government and forces it to capitulate to the revolution. Under the Bush administration, the State Department issued a report whitewashing Yasir Arafat and Fatah of involvement in terrorism, while the administration itself showed open hostility to the conservative Shamir government, causing nervous Israelis to elect the far-left Labor Party under Yitzhak Rabin. The Clinton administration, likewise, exerted direct pressure on Israel to surrender territory to the PLO, although Clinton carefully avoided taking credit when the Rabin government finally agreed to give up the Gaza Strip and part of the West Bank. Although Arafat simultaneously boasted that the PLO flag "will soon fly over Jerusalem"--Israel's capital--the Rabin government has since made more concessions to Communist Syria, promising to withdraw from southern Lebanon and the Golan Heights. The Clinton administration has meanwhile pressured Israel to disarm the Jewish settlers living in the territories, and to allow United Nations troops to protect incoming PLO forces. Naturally, the PLO-orchestrated violence will only accelerate as Israel surrenders more and more strategic land.
The solution: attacking the Achilles' Heel
If the PLO is allowed to consolidate a new Communist state, it will surely destroy Israel and launch an unlimited global war of terrorism. On the other hand, the PLO's revolution is not an Arabic or Muslim war. It is a Communist war of national liberation, and it depends entirely on Israeli and American cooperation for its victory. Unless we voluntarily surrender to the PLO, it will never have the strength to conquer Israel. Its support, after all, does not come from the Arabs. So who is really funding the PLO?
The surprising but widely ignored truth is that the United States taxpayer pays virtually the entire bill for PLO terrorism. This has been accomplished through a variety of avenues. The most direct example can be seen in our foreign aid program; the U.S. Agency for International Development has given over $100 million to PLO front groups in the West Bank and Gaza since 1975. With the new Israeli agreement to allow a PLO state in the territories, the U.S. has now promised at least $250 million more in such direct financing. Indirectly, the U.S. has given the PLO tens of millions of dollars per year through its foreign aid program to Arab nations, which have received as much American aid as Israel since 1948. The Arab nations, responding to PLO blackmail and U.S. diplomatic influence, have forwarded some of this American aid to the PLO. Saudi Arabia, for example, has been pressured by the Clinton administration to restore its PLO funding. Furthermore, U.S. aid to the Soviet Bloc, in the form of industry, technology, and tens of billions of dollars per year, translates into the weapons found in PLO arsenals.
But by far the largest aid program for the PLO can be found in the United Nations, which is funded primarily by the United States. During the 1948 war that established the nation of Israel, some half a million palestinian Arabs panicked and fled to surrounding areas. Rather than allow them to resettle, the United Nations set up its Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to maintain these refugees in special camps as welfare dependents. These dozens of camps, in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and the West Bank and Gaza, remain under UNRWA administration to this very day. The UNRWA has spent billions of dollars, mostly from the United States, supposedly on such humanitarian projects as education, medicine, welfare, and other basic services, as well as to hire some 17,000 local palestinians to operate the program.
In reality, the palestinians on staff have largely been PLO members who have seized control of the UNRWA. Much of this was discovered when the Israelis drove the PLO out of Lebanon in 1982. The refugee camps, and the schools and hospitals in particular, had been transformed into military bases containing vast stores of weapons. All U.N. schools indoctrinated palestinian youth in revolutionary PLO ideology, and some had even become terrorist training centers complete with weapons, uniforms, and modern technology. The UNRWA published various propaganda materials on behalf of the PLO, and some evidence indicated that the agency had secretly funneled money directly into PLO terrorist operations. In 1977, one PLO official told an undercover reporter that the UNRWA budget, then about $200 million per year, constituted almost the entire income for the PLO. Although estimates of the PLO budget vary widely, UNRWA spending may now pay for about half of all PLO activities.
Since the 1970s, other U.N. agencies have also provided their resources to the PLO or its front groups in the West Bank and Gaza. These include the International Labor Organization, the World Health Organization, UNESCO, the U.N. Development Program, and about a dozen other agencies. The PLO helps direct the spending of these programs, and its members are trained on U.N. grants. Many U.N. agencies produce PLO propaganda materials, or host forums for PLO spokesmen. But most importantly, these agencies have been funding the growing PLO infrastructure in the West Bank and Gaza, which now organizes and sustains the intifada.
The United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL), a peacekeeping force that operated from 1978 to 1982, was a spectacular example of U.N. collaboration with the PLO. UNIFIL ignored the formation of PLO military and terrorist bases in the "demilitarized" zone, allowed armed PLO units nearly unhindered movement, and refused to stop brazen terrorist attacks. UNIFIL provided supplies, including sophisticated communications equipment, to the PLO, and gave the PLO intelligence reports on Israeli military positions. Some UNIFIL troops were even caught smuggling explosives into Israel for terrorist purposes. Israel was finally forced to invade when the PLO began conducting attacks from within UNIFIL territory, sometimes even under the U.N. flag.
It is little wonder that Yasir Arafat and other PLO leaders, and the Soviet Union, have since 1990 called for U.N. peacekeeping troops to protect a new PLO state in the West Bank and Gaza. The Clinton administration has recently joined this chorus, and the Rabin government of Israel is preparing to give in.
The war to destroy Israel is waged against Jews and Arabs alike by a relatively small handful of Communists. However, it is not only the Holy Land that is in danger, for the PLO sees itself as part of a world revolution. If the PLO succeeds, the Communists will unleash global terrorism on an unprecedented scale. The hijackings of airplanes, kidnappings of Americans in Iran and Lebanon, and bombing of the World Trade Center are mere hints of the firestorm to come.
But at the same time, the Communist revolution and the PLO depend almost entirely on U.S. aid, and thus can easily be stopped. The American public would never approve such aid to Communists or terrorists, but most people have no idea that this is happening. The national news media simply buries the story. And therein lies the solution to stop the terrorists. We must educate our fellow Americans about the betrayal of Israel, and we must join together to withdraw the United States from the United Nations--not just from the UNRWA or some other agency, but from the entire U.N. The PLO and its Marxist allies have permeated that organization, guaranteeing that the war against Israel will always receive U.N. support until the United States leaves altogether.
This is easier to accomplish than it sounds. The U.S. House of Representatives, the lower house of Congress, is composed of 435 representatives, each elected from a district of about half a million citizens. The Constitution grants the House the sole power to initiate funding bills for all federal programs. This means that the House, by a simple majority vote, can override the Senate and even the President by cutting off the funding to any program it chooses, effectively abolishing that program. By voting to stop financing the United Nations, and to withhold foreign aid from countries backing the PLO, the House could destroy the PLO and assure Israel's security. We need only 218 votes in the House--a majority by one--to achieve this goal.
The success of this campaign depends on you, as an informed citizen. You can pursue two activities that will help win the victory.
First, you must educate your fellow Americans. Tell your family, friends, and associates about this presentation, and encourage them to purchase copies of this tape or the transcript. To keep on top of world events as they unfold, subscribe to our monthly newsletter, The Inside Story: World Report, and tell your friends about it. Raise the issues publicly wherever you can--in letters to the editor, at meetings of civic associations, and at your synagogue or church. Most of your neighbors would want to know this information as much as you do, but they probably have never heard of it before.
Second, encourage your newly informed friends to join you in political action. Your congressman's address and phone number can be found in the government pages at the beginning of your phone book. Write letters to your representative. Visit his district office. Show up at town hall meetings by political candidates. Always ask the tough questions about the PLO, the peace conference, and the United Nations, and demand straight answers on how your representative stands on the issues. Your country is at stake, and you have the right to defend it. Because this is an election year, politicians will pay extra attention to what you say. But this educational work will continue after the election, with letters and other contacts to remind your congressman that he represents you.
If you and your friends get involved while there is still time, the U.S. could withdraw from the United Nations within as little as one or two years. This would spell the end of the PLO, and severely disrupt the world Communist revolution. With your decisive involvement, we don't have to be the next target.
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30 Ibid., p. 14; Klebkinov, P., "Prizewinner's ways," Forbes, 1-7-91.
31 Personal communication with Avraham Shifrin, director of The Research Center for Prisons, Psych-prisons, and Forced-Labor Concentration Camps of the USSR, based in Jerusalem, Israel; Zalman Shoval, former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., confirmed that most Jews still cannot leave the Soviet Union (speech at the University of California, Berkeley, 12-8-92).
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41 Ibid., p. 73.
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43 Ibid., pp. 31-32.
44 Ibid., p. 82.
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66 Ibid., pp. 67, 73.
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69 Livingstone and Halevy, Op cit., pp. 77-78.
70 Sterling, Op cit., pp. 272-285; Israeli, Op cit., p. 7; Alexander, Y. and Sinai, J., Terrorism: The PLO Connection, Crane Russak, New York, 1989, pp. 126-127.
71 Sterling, Op cit., pp. 272-285; Israeli, Op cit., pp. 74-157; Rees, J., "Why Americans must oppose the P.L.O.," Op cit., pp. 42-43; Alexander and Sinai, Op cit., pp. 121-136.
72 Rees, J., "Why Americans must oppose the P.L.O.," Op cit., p. 33.
73 Ibid., pp. 31-44; Livingstone and Halevy, Op cit., passim; Israeli, Op cit., passim; Sterling, Op cit., pp. 113-130, 272-285; Laffin, J., The P.L.O. Connections, Corgi Books, London, 1982, passim; Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Threat of PLO Terrorism, Jerusalem, 1985, pp. 17-22; Merari, A., PLO: Core of World Terror, Jaffee Centre for Strategic Studies, Tel Aviv University, Carta, Jerusalem, 1983, pp. 10-21; Alexander and Sinai, Op cit., passim.
74 Livingstone and Halevy, Op cit., pp. 158-160.
75 Ibid., p. 159.
76 Sterling, Op cit., p. 121.
77 Ibid., p. 122.
78 On Algeria, see Clark, M.K., Algeria in Turmoil, Op cit.; editorial staff, "If you want it straight," "Testimony of Raoul Salan," and du Berrier, H., "The opposition," American Opinion, Sept. 1962, pp. 1-45, 49-58, 59-62; on Libya, see Sterling, Op cit., chapter 14, especially pp. 268-269, and ElWarfally, M.G., Imagery and Ideology in U.S. Policy Toward Libya, 1969-1982, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA, 1988, chapter 3; on Syria, see Hopwood, D., Syria 1945-1986: Politics and Society, Unwin Hyman, London, 1988, especially chapter 4 and p. 56; Syria completed its invasion and annexation of Lebanon in October, 1990, as recounted in Bard, M.G. and Himelfarb, J., Myths and Facts, Near East Report, Washington, D.C., 1992, p. 106; the takeover of South Yemen by Habash's Arab Nationalist Movement is mentioned in Livingstone and Halevy, Op cit., p. 202, and its final conversion to full Communism in Sterling, Op cit., pp. 89-90, 253-254; Communist influence over, and attempts to conquer, North Yemen are referred to in Davis, L.J., Myths and Facts 1989, Near East Report, Washington, DC, 1988, p. 36, in Bard and Himelfarb, Op cit., pp. 238-239, in Sterling, Op cit., p. 257, and in Alexander and Sinai, Op cit., p. 116, and the final merger with South Yemen is mentioned by Carapico, S., in Middle East Report, Nov./Dec. 1992, pp. 43-44; on Iraq, see Darwish, A. and Alexander, G., Unholy Babylon, St. Martin's Press, New York, 1991, especially pp. 20-24, and al-Khalil, S., Republic of Fear, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1990, especially pp. 12-13, 66, 183-184ff, 226-227, and chapter 7 passim.
79 Rees, J., "How Jimmy Carter betrayed the Shah," The Review of the News, Feb. 21, 1979, pp. 31-48.
80 Taheri, A., Holy Terror: Inside the World of Islamic Terrorism, Adler & Adler, Bethesda, MD, 1987, p. 79; Alexander and Sinai, Op cit., pp. 72-73; Livingstone and Halevy, Op cit., pp. 150-154.
81 "Islamic fundamentalism: The threat to peace," American Jewish News, Op cit.; McAlvany, "Russian strategic deception: The 'new' Communist threat," Op cit., pp. 11, 20; "Gorbachev's gulf, too," The Economist, Oct. 24, 1987, pp. 13-14.
82 Sterling, Op cit., chapter 12.
83 Davis, Myths and Facts 1989, Op cit., pp. 134-135; Alexander and Sinai, Op cit., pp. 11-14, chapters 6-7.
84 For examples of Shi'ite opposition to the Ayatollah Khomeini, see Taheri, Op cit., p. 163, and Pahlavi, Shah Mohammed Reza, Answer to History, Op cit., chapter 11.
85 Taheri, Op cit., p. 217.
86 Rees, J., "How Jimmy Carter betrayed the Shah," Op cit., pp. 39-47; Taheri, Op cit., p. 175.
87 Taheri, Op cit., pp. 95-99.
88 Ibid., pp. 100-102.
89 Ibid., 177; Laffin, J., Holy War: Islam Fights, Grafton Books, London, 1988, p. 79.
90 Livingstone and Halevy, Op cit., pp. 212-216, 267-275; Alexander and Sinai, Op cit., p. 186.
91 Taheri, Op cit., pp. 76-84.
92 Schiff, Z. and Ya'ari, E., Intifada, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1990, pp. 56-57; Black, I. and Morris, B., Israel's Secret Wars, Grove Weidenfeld, New York, 1991, p. 468.
93 Abu-Amr, Z., "Hamas: A historical and political background," Journal of Palestine Studies, XXII (4), Summer, 1993, pp. 5-19 (pp. 16-17).
94 Netanyahu, B., A Place Among the Nations, Bantam Books, New York, 1993, pp. 220-221.
95 Livingstone and Halevy, Op cit., p. 84.
96 Davis, L.J., Op cit., pp. 90-93.
97 Israeli, Op cit., pp. 281-288.
98 Davis, L.J., Op cit., p. 92.
99 Emerson, S., The American House of Saud, Franklin Watts, New York, 1985, chapter 14.
100 Rees, J., "Why Americans must oppose the P.L.O.," Op cit., pp. 43-44; National Lawyers Guild, 1977 Middle East Delegation, Treatment of Palestinians in Israeli-Occupied West Bank and Gaza, National Lawyers Guild, New York, 1978.
101 Bard and Himelfarb, Op cit., pp. 117-118; "U.N. Council condemns Hebron killings," San Francisco Chronicle, 3-19-94, pp. A1, A15.
102 Journal of Palestine Studies, XXII (3), Spring 1993, pp. 157-159.
103 Davydkov, R., The Palestine Question, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1984, pp. 23-24.
104 Ibid., pp. 233-248.
105 Arafat, Y., "We are optimistic," World Marxist Review, Sept. 1987, pp. 47-50; "Stronger solidarity with the Palestinian people's struggle in the occupied territories: Statement by the Communist and Workers' Parties of the Arab East," Information Bulletin, Feb. 1988, p. 37; "Israeli actions are state terrorism: Statement by the Central Secretariat, Communist Party of India," Information Bulletin, March 1988, p. 25; "For speeding up a Middle East international conference: Joint statement by the Communist Parties of Jordan, Palestine and Israel," Information Bulletin, March 1988, pp. 25-26; "Gus Hall: The Middle East--the moment of truth," Information Bulletin, March 1988, p. 26.
106 Tamari, S., "Left in limbo: Leninist heritage and Islamist challenge," Middle East Report, Nov.-Dec. 1992, pp. 16-21; Cobban, H., "Palestinian relationships inside and outside the occupied territories," American-Arab Affairs, Winter 1989-90, pp. 38-42; Sosebee, S.J., "The palestinian women's movement and the intifada: A historical and current analysis," American-Arab Affairs, Spring 1990, pp. 81-91; Lockard, J., "U.S. aid: Subsidizing collective punishment of palestinians," American-Arab Affairs, Summer 1989, p. 68; Schiff and Ya'ari, Op cit., passim.
107 Schiff and Ya'ari, Op cit., chapter 2 and pp. 101-105, 198-202.
108 Ibid., chapter 7; Cobban, Op cit., p. 40; Livingstone and Halevy, Op cit., pp. 44-45.
109 Abu-Amr, Z., Op cit., pp. 14-15; Bard and Himelfarb, Op cit., p. 171.
110 See, for example, the number of PLO-affiliated professors in the delegation to the peace talks, "The Madrid peace conference," Journal of Palestine Studies, XXI (2), Winter 1992, pp. 122-123.
111 Bard and Himelfarb, Op cit., pp. 170-172; "Israel reopens West Bank university," San Francisco Chronicle, 8-22-91, p. A21.
112 "Israelis blow up homes," Orange County Register, 10-13-88, p. A22; "Arabs demand U.N. protection," San Francisco Chronicle, 3-27-92, p. A19.
113 Rosenthal, D., "The geography of fear," San Francisco Examiner Image, 10-6-91, pp. 8-15, 32; Schiff and Ya'ari, Op cit., passim.
114 Tamari, S., Op cit., p. 18.
115 Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Threat of PLO Terrorism, Op cit., p. 21; Rees, J., "Why Americans must oppose the P.L.O.," Op cit., pp. 35-37.
116 Emerson, S., "Meltdown," The New Republic, Nov. 23, 1992, pp. 26-29; Bard and Himelfarb, Op cit., pp. 168-170.
117 Emerson, "Meltdown," Op cit., p. 26.
118 J.H., "Intrafada violence continues," Near East Report, Dec. 14, 1992, p. 229.
119 Rosenthal, D., "The geography of fear," Op cit., p. 14; Los Angeles Times, 1-20-88, pp. 1, 8.
120 "The war of stones," Simon Wiesenthal Center Response, May 1988, pp. 5-7.
121 New York Times, "Rights group lays blame on PLO for Arab deaths," San Francisco Chronicle, 1-10-94, p. A9.
122 Netanyahu, Op cit., p. 224.
123 Abu-Amr, Z., Op cit., p. 17.
124 Emerson, S., "Meltdown," Op cit., p. 26; Bar-Illan, D., "Israel's new pollyannas," Commentary, Sept., 1993, pp. 27-32 (p. 30).
125 Rubin, B., "How low will we stoop for Arafat?", Los Angeles Times, 3-22-90; Emerson, S., "The Bush administration's PLO cover-up," The Wall Street Journal, 3-22-90.
126 Williams, D., "Likud blames U.S. for Shamir's downfall," Los Angeles Times, 3-22-90, p. A6.
127 "Christopher leans on Israeli, Arab negotiators," San Francisco Chronicle, 4-28-93, p. A11; Washington Post, "U.S. makes proposal on palestinian self-rule," San Francisco Chronicle, 5-13-93, p. A12.
128 Ibrahim, Y.M., New York Times, "Israel-PLO deal for mutual recognition," San Francisco Chronicle, 9-9-93, pp. A1, A13; Broder, J.M. and Kempster, N., Los Angeles Times, "Israel, PLO give peace a chance," San Francisco Chronicle, 9-14-93, pp. A1, A13.
129 Kempster, N. and Parks, M., "Israel, Syria near accord, negotiators say," Los Angeles Times, 9-3-93, pp. A1, A15; "Rabin reaffirms Israel's offer to withdraw from Lebanon," San Francisco Chronicle, 9-17-93, pp. A1, A18.
130 "U.N. Council condemns Hebron killings," Op cit.
131 Lockard, J., Op cit., pp. 65+.
132 Goshko, J.M., Washington Post, "U.S. issues global call to help palestinians," San Francisco Chronicle, 9-21-93, pp. A1, A13.
133 Bard and Himelfarb, Op cit., p. 241.
134 Livingstone and Halevy, Op cit., pp. 167-169.
135 New York Times, "Saudis asked to aid palestinians again," San Francisco Chronicle, 4-29-93, p. A14.
136 Sutton, A.C., The Best Enemy Money Can Buy, Liberty House Press, Billings, MT, 1986.
137 Bard and Himelfarb, Op cit., pp. 120-121.
138 Alexander and Sinai, Op cit., pp. 182-183; Viorst, M., Reaching for the Olive Branch: UNRWA and Peace in the Middle East, Middle East Institute, Washington, DC, 1989.
139 Alexander and Sinai, Op cit., pp. 182-183; Schoenberg, H.O., A Mandate for Terror: The United Nations and the PLO, Shapolsky Publishers, New York, 1989, chapter 9; Laffin, The PLO Connections, Op cit., pp. 57-58; Israeli, Op cit., pp. 294, 296.
140 Schiff, M., "How U.S. tax dollars pay for PLO terrorism," Soldier of Fortune, Winter 1977, as quoted in The Review of the News, 6-16-82, pp. 37-38.
141 Compare the current budget, nearly $250 million (Viorst, Op cit., p. 60), with one estimate of PLO annual spending, at about $400 million (Livingstone and Halevy, Op cit., p. 171).
142 Schoenberg, Op cit., chapters 7, 9; Alexander and Sinai, Op cit., pp. 183-186; Lockard, J., Op cit.
143 Schoenberg, Op cit., chapter 8; Laffin, The PLO Connections, Op cit., pp. 58-59
144 "Arafat urges U.N. to prevent 'extermination'," San Francisco Chronicle, 5-26-90, pp. A1, A20; "Arabs demand U.N. protection," San Francisco Chronicle, 3-27-92, p. A19.
145 "New plan to put foreign force in Israel territories," San Francisco Chronicle, 3-23-94, pp. A1, A13.
More on Russian Strategy for Middle East (and the shadowy Russian character who has been in charge of it for decades: Yevgeny Primakov):
Russia has been destabilizing the Middle east for 60 years
Russia hasn't done itself any favors with it's dealings with Iran. If Iran were to get the bomb, Russia would soon be the target of militants trying to settle old scores.
I wish this could be conveyed to Putin before it's too late, but it seems his administration is dead set on a course of personal destruction.
==Russia has been destabilizing the Middle east for 60 years
True, isn't it amazing almost nobody in are government are systematically pointing this history out (all the way up to the present time)!?!?
Any predictions of when NYT will come out with the story that CIA is helping Israel to target hezzies?
ping for later ... much later...
Ping for 5 days of reading.
==Ping for 5 days of reading.
LOL...it's worth it.
Serious Reading Ping
Ok... it took 6 but you were right, it was worth it.
It changed the way I read articles like this:
Particularly, the last few statements.
i figures russias fingerprints are all over this. been cornering the crude market for the past few years, as well. ruthless bastards.
But weak and easily defeated if properly understood--GGG
well, there's the rub. but I'm not sure I agree with "easily defeated," either.
==well, there's the rub. but I'm not sure I agree with "easily defeated," either.
Sure they are...just cut off ALL aid and trade with the "former" Soviet Union and Red China. It will cut off the gravy train and force all nations to choose sides. It is literally that simple. Of course, the process of creating that kind of resolve is not simple at all--GGG
If Russia stopped exporting oil, the world would grind to a halt.
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