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Comment To Ashcroft Statement Regarding Sibel Edmonds and "State Secrets"

By John McCarthy, May 16, 2004

An example of not responding to "classified" FOIA Requests from the CIA is their reply to Larry O'Daniel's request for release of all documents concerning Project Cherry. Larry (goldencoast publishing) has challenged the CIA's response that information of "Cherry" remains classified. His argument is that it is illegal to classify a crime consisting of a rogue operation specifically prohibited by Presidential Directives. I have Cc'd Larry a copy of this email and expect he will be ready for an immediate response.

Because we NOW KNOW that Cherry was an unauthorized, rogue operation using Black Terror and Assassination (much like Sy Hersh's expose of the Special Action Plan) AND it existed in defiance of Presidential Directives issued during National Security Council meetings while using Khmer Serie operatives in their attempt to overthrow the Cambodian Government and Assassinate, then Prince, now King Norodom Sihanouk, we can no longer be an unwitting party to the deception on the part of the Intelligence Community. A pattern and modus operandi is emerging here. Although the personnel have changed over the years, the mindset remains the same.

Larry and I are in possession of the NSC documents downloaded from the LBJ Library. These once Top Secret documents were declassified by the State Department in 2000, much to the consternation of the CIA. Now we know why.

This is a perfect example to use before the appropriate committee who must have the moral courage and temerity to take the appropriate action.

If you compile all of the abuses CIA has created since they decided to work outside of the charter of the National Security Act of 1947, you will have the justification to abolish the CIA, dismantle it's subsidiaries and start all over with an organization that will refuse to fabricate evidence of weapons of mass destruction to justify preemptive attacks on sovereign nations, create an atmosphere for wars of insurrection in Third World Nations and the murder of well over 5,000,000 civilians. CIA's declaration of a "slam dunk" to the President re the WMD in Iraq is one more horrendous and egregious blunder that approaches conspiracy to deceive the President into ordering preemptive action.

Secretary Powell today expressed having been given the "best information available at the time from the CIA" for his presentation to the UN. CIA and DIA KNEW this information was bogus or at least suspect. There may have been a demand for this information to cause career intelligence analysts to send this "intelligence" up the chain to the President, and the demand for justification may have come from the White House. VP Cheney is known to have made many trips to CIA while the "intelligence" was being "processed".

CIA activities in the Prisons of Iraq break all the rules of the Geneva Convention and are equal to the crimes evidenced in the Nuremberg International War Crimes Tribunal. The definition of Aggressor War levied against Nazi Germany at the Nuremberg Trials dovetails exactly with the preemptive attack on Iraq. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson temporarily stepped down from the Court in 1945 to become the lead prosecutor at Nuremberg. Parts of his opening statement to the Tribunal are applicable here.

Crime Against Peace

"The basic provision of the Charter is that to plan, prepare, initiate or wage a war of aggression, or war in violation of international treaties (such as the UN) agreements, and assurances, or to conspire or participate in a common plan to do so, (such as Briton) is a crime.

"I suggest that an "Aggressor" is generally held to be that state which is the first to commit any of the following actions:

(1) Declaration of war on another state;

(2) Invasion by it's armed forces, with or without a declaration of war, of the territory, vessels or aircraft of another state;

(3) Attack it by land, naval, or air forces, with or without a declaration of war, on the territory, vessels or aircraft of another state.

"And I further suggest that it is the general view that no political, military, economic or other considerations shall serve as an excuse or justification for such actions..."

"They (the defendants) took from the German (Iraqi) people all those dignities and freedoms that we hold to be natural and inalienable rights in every human being.

"We must never forget that the record on which we judge these defendants today is the record on which history will judge us tomorrow.

"These defendants were of a station and rank which does not soil it's own hands with blood. They were men who knew how to use lesser folk as tools. We want to reach the planners and designers, the inciters and leaders without whose evil architecture the world would not have for so long scourged with the violence and wracked with agonies and convulsions of this terrible war.

"My task is to show the scale on which these men who were in responsible positions and who conceived the plan and design which renders them answerable, regardless of the fact that the plan was actually executed by others.

"Any resort to war, to any kind of war, is a resort to means that are inherently criminal.

"Can there be no doubt that the outlawing of aggressive war was one of the generally accepted rules of International Law in 1939? The closing remarks from Justice Jackson follow:

"We may admit too that the world had failed to provide political or legal remedies (such as the UN in the case of Iraq) which would be honorable and acceptable alternatives to war. We do not underwrite either the ethics or the wisdom of any country, including my own, if the face of these problems. But we do say that it is now, as it was for sometime before 1939, illegal and criminal for Germany or any other nation to redress grievances or seek expansion by resort to aggressive war.

"The measure of the criminality of the plan and therefore of the guilt of each participant is, of course, the sum total of crimes committed by all in executing the plan. But the gist of the offense is participation in the formulation or execution of the plan. These are rules which every society has found necessary in order to reach men, like these defendants, who never get blood on their hands but who lay plans that result in the shedding of blood." --7/26/1946

This above presentation before the Nuremberg Military Tribunal War Crimes Trial is just as applicable today for the premeditated fabrication of "intelligence" for the preemptive attack on Iraq. We know today, without a doubt, that the sources for the bogus information collected by the Intelligence Community were deemed suspect BEFORE it was processed into "actionable intelligence" for presentation to Congress, The Executive Department, and the United Nations. There was no justification for aggressive was against Iraq. Efforts to cover addition information of other related crimes by placing classifications and invoking "national security and foreign policy" considerations only deepens the conspiracy to obstruct justice. These and other actions to deceive our nation and the world deserve to be addressed by the RICO Act.

L Fletcher Prouty's book, "The Secret Team; The CIA And It's Allies In Control Of The United States And The World" is now available for FREE download at: 100,000 copies of this book were removed from the bookstore shelves across this country, the land of the free and home of the brave. It is a primer on abuses of the CIA and dovetails with other abuses, above, justifying the dismantling of the Agency. It is time. The methods described in Prouty's book are still being used today and deserve your attention. You will automatically observe how these matters dovetail with today's situations.

At the least, CIA is negligent in not foiling the 9-11 attack on the WTC. At worse, the crime of treason should be closely explored. The DOJ's classification of documents is patently inexcusable. "Sources and Methods" has been the catch all excuse for hiding high crimes and treason for too long. We need to expose this excuse for what it is; preventing the public from exposure to high crimes and treason.

If Congress will not hold hearings on this and other matters, we must find another forum that will attract thousands of people and thereby the media. The petition could include this alternative if Congress refuses to address these issues. We should not underestimate the power and reach of the Internet. The ICC should also be provided updated material on what we are attempting to accomplish.

But we must not forget to educate our youth to the pitfalls of Patriotism when it includes blind faith to the Patriot Acts I and II which have nothing Patriotic in them at all.  In fact, they are damn near replicas of the German Enabling Act put together by the Nazi's in 1933 to scare the hell out of the German population with cries of Terrorism and certain death if they did not give blind allegiance to Hitler and gang.  Sort of like what we heard from Ashcroft and gang.  There must have been a reason that Congress passed the "dealing with the enemies act".  It stopped Prescott Bush from doing business with Nazi Germany.  So who is going to stop the current administration from raping the Constitution?  At the expense of Combat Veterans, of course.

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