I believe Noam Chomsky, for one, maintains a reputation for entirely reasonable and accurate information. That JFK Jr. finally grew up out of the Jr. has no bearing whatsoever on the accuracy of their information. The fact that members of the organization support independence for Hawaii has no bearing whatsoever on the accuracy of their information about Jordan and the Middle East. I believe what they are trying to do is stop the decades-old history of United States imperialism and military domination of the third world, which began under Teddy Roosevelt, which uses the intelligencia propaganda dissemination machine engineered by Woodrow Wilson, and which now rules with an iron fist through the National Security Council. I believe one of their purposes is to bring to light the suspension of U.S. Constitutional madates on checks and balances in the 1930's, and the situation which exists today, in which the President can start wars without approval of Congress or the voters, and executive warmaking agencies like the CIA are not accountable to Congress or the people from whom Congress extracts funding. I believe they wish to bring to light the secret wars of the 1980's and last half-century; peasant massacres, money laundering, drug smuggling, and all. I believe they wish to bring to light the funding by elitist, religious upper eschalons of the national security state in the U.S. the state of Israel and their wars against their neighbors (be the neighbors good in and of themselves or no). I believe they wish to exercise their right to speak their opinion on these matters without receiving threats of execution. When I say "the right to speak", I do not mean the right as guaranteed in one national constitution or another, or some social contract with the people with the guns and the money, but the right that is given us with life and the ability to think. Seems reasonable to me. Why don't we take a look at what you're trying to do? Mark Hedges >Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 22:48:53 -0800 (PST) >From: almat_private >To: iwarat_private >Subject: Re: [IWAR] MER: IW attack on Jordan > >MER -- Mid East Realities -- is a propaganda organization funded by Iran, >Iraq, Lybia, and to a lesser extent Syriah, and Sudan. It carries news >directly from Hizbullah and Hamas. On it's board sit Ramsey Clark, Noam >Chomsky, a variety of people who support independance for Hawaii, and John >F. Kennedy (who no longer uses Jr. in his name). One does not expect >reasonable or accurate information from them. That is why the post was >titled IW attack on Jordan. I thought it would be interesting to the group >to take a look at what they are trying to do.
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