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Obama Inherits Al-Qaeda Myth from Bush

President Obama said several times that the US war in Afghanistan and Pakistan aims at defeating Al-Qaeda.

But is there anything now in that area or in any other place on Earth that may be called Al-Qaeda?

The following videos shed some light on the so-called Al-Qaeda, the excuse used by the Bush administration to invade Iraq, and it is now being used by the Obama administration to expand the US-led war in Afghanistan and extending it to Pakistan.

There has been no trace of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Afghanistan, or Pakistan.

There has been no evidence whatsoever that those responsible for Madrid and London bombings had any links with the mythical organization.


What is Al-Qaeda?

Where is it?

Has it really existed as a close-net organization?

Do we know anybody else in that entity, other than Bin Laden and Al-Dhawahiri?

Are these two men really worth the $5 trillion of US military spending and global wars of the Bush administration?


Is Barack Obama, the new cowboy of the military-industrial complex?


3 Videos About Al-Qaeda:

Bush and Al-Qaeda in Iraq, an MSNBC Video:

Truth About Al-Qaeda Existence, Video:

Al-Qaeda Doesn't Exist, Video:

The Origin and Myth of 'Al Qaeda,' Video:

Cheney in Denial About the Iraqi Quagmire

Cheney '94: Invading Baghdad Would Create Quagmire C-SPAN


Top Ranking CIA Operatives Admit Al-qaeda Is a Complete Fabrication, by Mr. Charrington on January 7, 2008

BBC’s killer documentary called “The Power of Nightmares“. Top CIA officials openly admit, Al-qaeda is a total and complete fabrication, never having existed at any time. The Bush administration needed a reason that complied with the Laws so they could go after “the bad guy of their choice” namely laws that had been set in place to protect us from mobs and “criminal organizations” such as the Mafia. They paid Jamal al Fadl, hundreds of thousands of dollars to back the U.S. Government’s story of Al-qaeda, a “group” or criminal organization they could “legally” go after. This video documentary is off the hook…

See Parts I and II here

FOX NEWS Interview with Ian Blair (LINK):

Blair said, “Al Qaeda is not an organization. Al Qaeda is a way of working … but this has the hallmark of that approach.”

Still no connection between Saddam and Al-qaeda - March 2008 (Link)


Our Politicians who belong to the American people

In this country Free Speech has been guaranteed to the American people as their right, along with other rights.
To date, it is slowly being snuffed out, seeing the entire and large array of those professors, politicians and other professionals who have been thrown out of their jobs, or are being denied tenure at our universities.
This has got to stop. As you can see below, this Israel Lobby's bill, the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act, will completely stop one of our most precious freedoms.
In Europe, certain books and certain parts of speech are denied, especially in Germany, which is perfectly ridiculous. And now, we will suffer the same if this cruel and anti-American law goes through.
Not only that, we believe that the troubles that America is now having, are due to the power of this lobby which chooses to put Israel first, letting the American people suffer.
No more funds should be put into Israel's hands, no more War Equipment given or sold to Israel. We have a right to protest, and during the past few decades, many have been killed only because of the machinations of Israel's desires.
Thank you for reading this.
Paul Bradford
Carol Bradford


WashingtonTV launches a bilingual and multimedia news site covering Iran

At a time of crucial developments in Iran's relations with the West and with its neighbors, WashingtonTV launches its independent and multimedia news site,, covering Iran, with content available in both Persian and English. 
As an accurate, impartial and balanced source of information, this Washington, D.C.-based news site offers original news footage and photos from inside Iran, alongside news reports and digests, on a daily basis.  The archives date back to late 2007.
With the approach of Iran's tenth presidential election, to be held on 12 June 2009, the site is also devoting a special section to daily updates of news and events on the election.
Alongside these, WashingtonTV offers a selection of Persian-language blogs, also translated into English, on a regular basis, to produce video reports, highlighting the diverse views of bloggers from inside Iran.
WashingtonTV also reports on events and forums held in Washington, including Congressional hearings, press briefings as well as academic discussions, seminars and conferences, covering Iran. 
WashingtonTV has writers and contributors in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, including contributions by citizen journalists from inside Iran.  
Click here for a promotional video in English and Persian.


Evangelical Christian Missionaries in Afgahanistan

In Afghanistan, while the US christian soliders-turned-evangelicals are using their military muscle to convert poor Afghan Muslims to Christianity, in Kheda district of India's Gujarat province, the evangelicals are in a very subtle way distancing Muslims from Islam and converting them to Christianity.

The Christian missionaries are running a number of self-hlep groups and NGO in interior areas apparently to train the poor and help them acquire skills for self-employment. while doing these `services', they are also propagating the Christianity among the poor Muslims and many of them have embraced Christianity. However, the evangelicals known as missionaries in India, are doing their work silently without giving any publicity to their activities.

Syed Khalique Ahmed
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA.




Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign to Protest Israeli ‘Independence Celebrations’

On  Tuesday 5th May in Ballsbridge

The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) will stage a peaceful protest picket outside the Ballsbridge Court Hotel where the Israeli Embassy will be hosting an evening celebrating Israeli Independence Day.

The protest began at 6.30pm on Tuesday 5th May outside the Ballsbridge Court Hotel, Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

IPSC spokesperson Kevin Squires said: Tuesday symbolically marked 61 years since the foundation of the State of Israel, which entailed the ethnic cleaning of some 750,000 indigenous Palestinians from their homes. They were never to return. Palestinians call these events Al-Nakba (The Catastrophe). While the Israeli Ambassador and his friends celebrate this tragedy, millions of Palestinian refugees will mourn the loss of their homeland and wait for their Right of Return to be implemented.

Mr. Squires continued: “This event will be nothing other than a celebration of 61 years of ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people, particularly disgusting in the wake of the slaughter of 1,400 people in Gaza at the beginning of this year.”

Mr. Squires concluded: “Those attending this event should be ashamed of themselves, and we will be there to ensure that they are shamed.”


Kevin Squires – IPSC National Coordinator – 087 7413580

Freda Hughes – IPSC National Events Coordinator – 086 1260359


George Galloway at AL-AWDA Convention!

Saturday, May 23rd @ 7 pm

 Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition

The Embassy Suites Hotel Anaheim - South

11767 Harbor Boulevard Garden Grove, California

You've heard all about British MP George Galloway's very successful Viva Palestina Convoy to Gaza. Now hear Mr. Galloway speak about moving forward, continuing our efforts for Gaza, freedom for Palestine, and growing our global movement!   Come listen, learn, and be inspired to take action.

The Saturday May 23 evening banquet also includes:    Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark address war crimes committed in Gaza from the perspectives of international law and the importance of a grassroots campaign.   Fundraising to support Al-Awda's work   And a lively Dabkeh competition!   Tickets are selling fast. Make your RESERVATIONS today.

Rt Honorable George Galloway MP is a British politician, author, and broadcaster, who has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 1987. He was a Labour Party MP for Glasgow Hillhead, and for Glasgow Kelvin, before becoming a founding member of Respect. He currently represents the Bethnal Green and Bow constituency, having been most recently elected to that seat in 2005.

Galloway is best known for his vigorous campaign to both overturn economic sanctions against Iraq in the 1990s and early 2000s, and to avert the 2003 invasion of that country. He is also the leader of the Viva Palestina Aid Convoy which broke the siege and entered the Gaza Strip on March 9, 2009.

Ramsey Clark is a former United States Attorney General. He worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, which included service as the 66th United States Attorney General under President Lyndon B. Johnson. Clark is known for his advocacy for civil and human rights causes and for his role as defense attorney in the trials of a number of well known international figures including former president of Iraq Saddam Hussein. Clark is a recipient of the Gandhi Peace Award and the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award.


Please Support the Canadian Arab Federation

A Letter By Khaled Mou'amer

CAF, May 11, 2009


I am writing this letter on behalf of the Canadian Arab Federation (CAF). CAF relies on the financial and active support of its friends and community members to achieve its mandate and to ensure that the concerns of the Arab Canadian community are voiced both federally and locally.  

CAF’s mandate is to identify, articulate, defend and otherwise pursue the interests of the Arab Canadian community. CAF is committed to the inclusive and equitable integration and participation of Arab Canadians, individually and collectively, in all aspects of a democratic and multicultural Canadian society in compliance with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. 

CAF continues to work to eliminate racism and hate in all forms at all levels and domains. We continue to mobilize our communities and meet with decision makers at all levels of government with regards to protecting the human rights of all Canadians. We continue to advocate on behalf of Arab Canadians with regards to employment, immigration and foreign policy.  We continue to engage the media and actively seek their unbiased representation of Arabs, Muslims and their issues.  

There are still numerous challenges that we need to tackle as a community. The threats posed by racism, Islamophobia, violation of civil liberties, unemployment and poverty; along with the ongoing occupation of Palestine and the inhuman treatment of the Palestinian, Iraqi and Somali people. CAF is committed to speaking out against the aforementioned mentioned issues and has been criticized and attacked for doing so. 

CAF has been targeted by the Right wing Harper government and recently suffered funding cuts from the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. In this unprecedented move by the Minister, CAF is in a position where funds need to be raised to support our legal action from our community members and allies. This attack by the minister is an attempt to silence our organization; specifically criticism of the state of Israel and support for the Palestinian people. Their goal of muzzling CAF will not succeed no matter what pressure is placed upon our organization. We must raise funds through generous donations from people like you. 

Without your sponsorship, several initiatives will be in jeopardy. CAF can never reach its full potential without the community’s moral and financial support.

Attached are CAF Donation Forms; for a one time donation and for a monthly donation. We hope that through your donation, we can fulfill the mandate of our organization by addressing the needs of and serving the interests of Arab Canadians. If you would like to donate online please go to CAF’s website at or click here.        

Thank you in advance and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best regards,

Mr. Khaled Mouammar

National President

Canadian Arab Federation





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