It’s been about a year and a half since the US bum rushed Afghanistan

to oust the Taliban and set up a puppet regime run by Bush & Co.’s

hand-picked stooge Hamid Karzai. Unfortunately for Karzai . . .

he lives in constant fear

The “Liberation” of Baghdad

By Junious Ricardo Stanton

Residents of Baghdad — a conservative city with a large Shia Muslim population — are complaining that the breakdown in order has accompanied the emergence of some western practices they view as offensive, and which were prohibited, or tightly restricted, under Saddam. In al-Bataween the worst of Baghdad’s badlands which is blighted by carjackings and crime residents say heroin is being traded in the alleys. “In Iraq there were no drugs until March 2003,” said Salah Sha’amikh, a pharmacist. “You would be hanged for trafficking. But now you can get heroin, cocaine, anything.” He pulled out a Russian-made 8.5mm pistol which he says he keeps to protect his wares. “‘We are an Islamic society and we don’t like drugs. You tell Tony Blair to stop these criminals.” Gambling, also banned by Saddam, has begun to spring up too, to the concern of conservative Iraqis.—Phil Reeves of

It was just a matter of time before AmeriKKKa and her European brethren imposed their psycho-social decadence on the Iraqi people. It had to happen—people, tribes, clans and nations are creatures of habit. AmeriKKKa is no different. In larger aggregations unconscious behavior patterns or habits are called folkways, mores and culture. The culture of Indo-Europeans is one of bloodletting, a psychopathic inclination towards predatory relationships, an obsession to dominate and manipulate their own and an irrationally xenophobic disposition towards non Caucasians.

Everywhere whites have gone on this planet with the exception of Antarctica (only because there are no indigenous human beings there) they initiate massive social and ecological disruption, strife, war, racial and color-based animus, genocide and oppression. Just weeks after the AmeriKKKan “liberation” of Iraq the residents of the capital Baghdad are complaining about the influx of heroin, cocaine, and a disruption of the social and moral order. As bad as Saddam Hussein was supposed to have been, under his reign drug dealing was nonexistent the city was relatively safe and people could go about their daily activities without being accosted by thugs and dope fiends. Now after only a month of US and British led “liberation” the residents of Baghdad have been inundated by hard drugs in a city that one paper stated did not know about heroin. I suspect the heroin is being shipped in from another country recently “liberated” by the US and Britain, Afghanistan.

It’s been about a year and a half since the US bum rushed Afghanistan to oust the Taliban and set up a puppet regime run by Bush & Co.’s hand-picked stooge Hamid Karzai. Unfortunately for Karzai since he is an obvious AmeriKKKan stooge, he lives in constant fear of being assassinated by the Afghani war lords and must be protected by US Special Forces. Karzai dares not venture outside the capital of Kabul lest he be assassinated. He is to being baby sat by another Afghani Sambo, Zalmay Khalilzad, the former liaison to Unocal, the multi-national consortium that was negotiating a deal to build gas and oil pipelines across Afghanistan.

Immediately after the Karzai government was installed, George AWOL Bush nominated Khalilzad to be the chief US envoy to Afghanistan! Under Khalilzad’s tutelage a deal was signed between the Karzai government and Western energy and oil interests in December of 2002 to begin construction of oil and gas pipelines across Afghanistan. US soldiers and or mercenaries will have to remain in Afghanistan to protect the construction and the pipelines once they are completed. (Does Haliburton have the contract to construct these pipelines?) Also by sheer coincidence right after the Taliban were disbursed and sent underground, opium growers were given the green light to resume planting. They have just harvested their crops. This will be a bumper year in heroin. not only here in the US but places like Baghdad. Heroin is being imported to make the Iraqi people less antagonistic to the US occupation of their country. It’s extremely difficult to organize and maintain a resistance movement if you are zonked out on smack or other highly addictive drugs.

This ploy is part of the white man’s MO and game plan. Europeans introduced hard alcohol to the Africans to seduce them to sell their own and later to wage war against other villages and tribes. At the same time they were introducing alcohol to the Native Americans (along with smallpox, measles and syphilis and gonorrhea) to undermine their morals and destabilize their society. They are doing the same thing in our communities today, read Gary Webb’s book Dark Alliance for more details. It’s all part of a pacification and counter insurgency program designed to minimize opposition and create a listless zonked out and drug dependent population, just like they have done via COINTELPRO and drugs in our communities. This is only the beginning.

What else can we expect to see and hear as AmeriKKKa “Westernizes” Iraq? Look for US television, specifically MTV and BET to supplant Iraqi media. This will be used to corrupt the youth. AmeriKKKa soap operas and movies will be introduced to ridicule and undermine Islamic values. Remember, Saddam Hussein was a secular Muslim he was not a religious fundamentalist, which is why he and Osama bin-Laden could never have been in cahoots. Hussein did not force Iraq to strictly adhere to Koranic laws. Bin-Laden on the other hand is supposedly a religious “fanatic.” Now that AmeriKKKa has changed regimes in Iraq, it won’t be long before the Iraqi people long for “the good ol’ days of Saddam Hussein.” By the way where are Saddam Hussein and Osama bin-Ladin?

posted 15 March 2003

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Super Rich: A Guide to Having it All

By Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons knows firsthand that wealth is rooted in much more than the stock  market. True wealth has more to do with what’s in your heart than what’s in your wallet. Using this knowledge, Simmons became one of America’s shrewdest entrepreneurs, achieving a level of success that most investors only dream about. No matter how much material gain he accumulated, he never stopped lending a hand to those less fortunate. In Super Rich, Simmons uses his rare blend of spiritual savvy and street-smart wisdom to offer a new definition of wealth-and share timeless principles for developing an unshakable sense of self that can weather any financial storm. As Simmons says, “Happy can make you money, but money can’t make you happy.”

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The New Jim Crow

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

By Michele Alexander

Contrary to the rosy picture of race embodied in Barack Obama’s political success and Oprah Winfrey’s financial success, legal scholar Alexander argues vigorously and persuasively that [w]e have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it. Jim Crow and legal racial segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration as a system of social control (More African Americans are under correctional control today… than were enslaved in 1850). Alexander reviews American racial history from the colonies to the Clinton administration, delineating its transformation into the war on drugs. She offers an acute analysis of the effect of this mass incarceration upon former inmates who will be discriminated against, legally, for the rest of their lives, denied employment, housing, education, and public benefits.

Most provocatively, she reveals how both the move toward colorblindness and affirmative action may blur our vision of injustice: most Americans know and don’t know the truth about mass incarceration—but her carefully researched, deeply engaging, and thoroughly readable book should change that.—Publishers Weekly

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A Nation within a Nation

Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) and Black Power Politics

By Komozi Woodard

Woodard examines the role of poet Amiri Baraka’s “cultural politics” on Black Power and black nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s. After a brief overview of the evolution of black nationalism since slavery, he focuses on activities in Northeastern urban centers (Baraka’s milieus were Newark, N.J., and, to a lesser extent, New York City). Taking issue with scholars who see cultural nationalism as self-destructive, Woodard finds it “fundamental to the endurance of the Black Revolt from the 1960s into the 1970s.” The 1965 assassination of Malcolm X catalyzed LeRoi Jones’s metamorphosis into Amiri Baraka and his later “ideological enchantment” with Castro’s revolution. After attracting national attention following the 1966 Detroit Black Arts Convention, Baraka shifted his emphasis to electoral politics. He galvanized black support for Kenneth Gibson, who was elected mayor of Newark in 1970. Woodard pays scant attention, however, to the fact that “Baraka’s models for political organization had nothing revolutionary to contribute in terms of women’s leadership” or the roots of “Baraka’s insistence on psychological separation” from whites.

Woodard’s conclusion descends into rhetoric as he urges support for a school system to “develop oppressed groups into self-conscious agents of their own liberation,” while offering no specific, practical suggestions. Woodard’s need to be both scholar and prophet are in conflict, and the prophet’s voice undermines the scholar’s.—Publishers Weekly

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Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007

By Matthew Wasniewski

Black Americans in Congress, 1870–2007— beautifully prepared volume—is a comprehensive history of the more than 120 African Americans who have served in the United States Congress. Written for a general audience, this book contains a profile of each African-American Member, including notables such as Hiram Revels, Joseph Rainey, Oscar De Priest, Adam Clayton Powell, Shirley Chisholm, Gus Hawkins, and Barbara Jordan. Individual profiles are introduced by contextual essays that explain major events in congressional and U.S. history. Part I provides four chronologically organized chapters under the heading “Former Black Members of Congress.” Each chapter provides a lengthy biographical sketch of the members who served during the period addressed, along with a narrative historical account of the era and tables of information about the Congress during that time. Part II provides similar information about current African-American members. There are 10 appendixes providing tabular information of a variety of sorts about the service of Black members, including such things as a summary list, service on committees and in party leadership posts, familial connections, and so forth.

update 19 June 2012