Free Speech in Australia
Bad times for Revisionists, good times for Revisionism
Recently a supporter of Adelaide Institute joined an all-women's discussion group, and at the inaugural meeting the convenor asked for suggestions as to what topics ought to be discussed. A participant suggested that politics should be kept out of any ensuing discussion. Our supporter said that she vehemently disagreed with that because if we wished to understand ourselves, others, and the world, then we need to address the three major issues facing us: sex, politics and religion. The lady who wished to avoid politics remained silent when the group met for a second time.
The above indicates a behavioural form all too familiar for the Revisionists who, on account of wishing to know things, do not fear exploring any unknown territory that may make up their own blind spots. In many of our various social service clubs it is exactly this problem of a subtle censorship, where mutual backslapping and socialising are the norm, that causes a declining membership because the big issues of the day are not addressed. The consequences are that the younger generation finds the 'old fuddy-duddies' somewhat irrelevant because the Internet offers them the uncensored world of unlimited information.
The only limitation we at Adelaide Institute place on open discussions is that such be conducted in a civilised way, something that the ABC TV's David Maher addressed in his latest Media Watch on 21 July 2003. He commented on how two early morning television presenters had cut short a guest on their program who had been invited to discuss language use. The guest, a dictionary compiler, spoke fluently about the problem of taste, then without flinching used the word 'fuckwit' to illustrate her point. She was cut off and her image did not appear again as the producer of the program cut back to the two presenters who profusely apologised for this slip in taste. This apologetic tone was maintained the following day by reading out comments from viewers who also were offended by hearing that word on live television. David Maher, on the other hand, ended his story by presenting the printed dictionary definition of the offensive word, then placing next to it the photos of the two television presenters. The inference was clear, and possibly libellous. Perhaps some legal action will ensue from Maher's program, but that will not solve the problem of hypocrisy, of arbitrary censorship, of censoring taste.
This kind of moral problem, however, will not be solved in the law courts, i.e. unless we wish to have a muted, fearful and colourless social environment that prevailed in the former Soviet Union and its member states. There anyone who, for example, broached the topic of 'Jewish power' was labelled an 'antisemite' and criminalised, and any dissident, any free-thinker, anyone who could not accept the atheistic dogmatism of Marxism, was labelled a Revisionist and banished to the Gulag prison system. This two-pincer movement killed the Russian soul.
Sounds familiar? Of course! In Australia, and in the rest of the so-called western world, we are now at the point that prevailed in the former Soviet Union, where 'the Jewish question' has now been excised from public discourse through legal means. Soon I shall be presented with a legal bill that will amount to about $A150, 000 because Adelaide Institute's website has dares to challenge any taboo topic and is not impressed nor restrained by "for fear of the Jews"!
Thus, in Australia we are at the point where individuals are intimidated, or rather, where individuals let themselves be intimidated into silence. And there are now cases that have been brought to the public's attention where the consequences of not remaining silent are horrendous. For example, we have Mrs Olga Scully, who for decades wished to inform the public that the majority of Bolsheviks, under whose system her grandparents were killed in Russia, were of Jewish origin. This historical fact is beyond dispute, but not accepted as such by Australia's leading Zionist, Jeremy Jones, who has a different view of history to that of Olga Scully. Mrs Scully now has a gag order that prevents her from stating such things in public. On top she has a $A150, 000 legal bill to pay. Free speech in Australia is expensive, and then not guaranteed. So much for the battle of the wills - this round won by Jeremy Jones who at one time even wished to speak on behalf of all Australian Jews. Interestingly, he claims to represent all Australian Jews, but then when Mrs Scully disagrees with him and responds to him because he is Jewish, that's an offence!
The dialectic trick is neat, and one must concede that those who make legal judgments in favour of Jewish individuals are not subtle enough in their thinking to see through this deception, or the "for fear of the Jews" syndrome has influenced them. I am reminded of the Alan Goldberg letter to Mrs Joyce Steele wherein the legal and social threat mechanism is clearly revealed. The fact that Goldberg is now a judge at the Federal Court of Australia speaks for itself.
The importance of moral and intellectual courage in overcoming any oppressors of free speech, so evident in Mrs Joyce Steele's fearless stance as she resisted Goldberg's huff and bluff, is self-evident. Don't blame 'the Jews' for whatever happened blame those that bend to their pressure because of a lack of a moral backbone!
Coalition Of Deceit:
Dead Scientist Feared "Dark Actors Playing Games"
By Justin Raimondo
In the moments before he set off on what was to be his final stroll across the hills and copses near his home, British government weapons expert Dr David Kelly sent a number of emails to friends saying he was being haunted by "many dark actors playing games."
He was found dead, several hours later, an apparent suicide.
The British government is in a crisis, and the waves of panic are reverberating over on this side of the Atlantic, as the spiders' web spun by government spinmeisters comes unraveled. The rationale for war on Iraq turns out to have been woven from lies.
The ongoing controversy over the now infamous "16 words" is just the beginning of a scandal that is fast morphing into a much wider cause celebre. Niger-gate is turning into Fibber-gate.
We were told, by the Americans as well as the British government, that Saddam could launch a chemical or biological attack within 45 minutes of giving the order. That turns out to have been a figment of someone's imagination, but whose?
The President of the United States got up there and told the American people that a fleet of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) possessed by the Iraqis was capable of launching an attack on the continental U.S. and leveling American cities, so where is this sinister armada? And where the heck did Bush get such an outlandishly tall tale?
Dr. Kelly was supposedly the key source for a BBC report that the Blair government had "sexed up" the Iraqi WMD dossier in order to drag an unwilling nation into war. In Blair's England, where the right of free speech is ever more precarious, the government launched an all-out assault on the supposedly independent media organization, which does, after all, rely on government revenues, and Dr. Kelly's name had been deliberately leaked as the BBC's "mole" within the Ministry of Defense. He was dragged before a committee of Parliament, mercilessly grilled, kept holed up in a MoD "safe house," and ultimately found dead a few miles from his home.
Dr. Kelly committed suicide, as far as we know, but it is fair to ask: was he felled, in an important sense, by the "dark actors" he complained about in his final hours?
Shortly before Kelly's death, Julian Borger, writing in the Guardian,brought to light the existence of a network of some very dark actors, a faction of the British and American intelligence agencies that almost certainly was about to be exposed as the source of the disinformation put out by the Bush-Blair coalition of deceit.
In the period leading up to the invasion, as millions marched in the streets hoping to stop the rush to war, Newt Gingrich, the disgraced former Speaker of the House, made at least three trips to CIA headquarters, in Langley, Virginia, to browbeat analysts into projecting a more threatening picture of Iraq's military capabilities. But why, one has to ask, would anyone bother listening to a political has-been and well-known bore? Surely the CIA brass had better things to do.
"Mr Gingrich gained access to the CIA headquarters and was listened to," reports Borger, "because he was seen as a personal emissary of the Pentagon and, in particular, of the OSP."
The key link in an international chain of professional prevaricators, the OSP, or Office of Special Plans
was authorized by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and presided over by a cabal of neoconservative ideologues [eastern European-Jewish immigrants who confess to be motivated by the 'Holocaust'myth - Adelaide Institute.] who "functioned like a shadow government," according to Borger
Bypassing both the CIA and the Defense Intelligence Agency, they "cherry-picked" tidbits of raw intelligence, acting more like lawyers arguing a case than analysts probing for facts, and piped their propaganda directly to the President via Dick Cheney.
This story is nothing new: Seymour Hersh gave us a good look inside this network, and several writers have elaborated on a similar theme, but Borger provides some telling (and disturbing) new details:
"The OSP itself had less than 10 full-time staff, so to help deal with the load, the office hired scores of temporary 'consultants.' They included lawyers, congressional staffers, and policy wonks from the numerous rightwing thinktanks in Washington. Few had experience in intelligence. 'Most of the people they had in that office were off the books, on personal services contracts. At one time, there were over 100 of them,' said an intelligence source. The contracts allow a department to hire individuals, without specifying a job description."
This was, in effect, a welfare program for warmongers. In the great debate leading up to the war, one side was subsidized and succored by our tax dollars, the other was vilified, threatened, and harassed by paid shills and agents of the U.S. government. Over 100 of the pro-war pundits
crusading "patriots" who make careers out of finding an "Islamofascist" under every bed were on the take.
Who were they? How much did they get? And how many of them are still sucking at the federal teat? The journalists among them surely need a little exposure, in this, the age of Jayson Blair. And what about all those think-tankers who managed to get on the Iraq war gravy train? How many of them were from such bastions of scholarly integrity as the American Enterprise Institute, the Center for Security Policy , the Jewish Institute for National Strategic Affairs, and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies?
As U.S. troops took Baghdad, an article in the Financial Times reported on a rollicking party in the nation's capital: "Billed as a 'black coffee briefing on the war on Iraq,' yesterday's breakfast for the influential hawks of the American Enterprise Institute was more of a victory celebration. With a few words of caution, that the war to oust Saddam Hussein was not yet over, the panel of speakers, part of the Bush administration's ideological vanguard, set out their bold vision of the postwar agenda: radical reform of the UN, regime change in Iran and Syria, and 'containment' of France and Germany."
Rollicking, that is, by neocon standards. The talk was of a measured triumphalism, and a sneering disdain for the defeated peace movement: "The war was going well, said Richard Perle, chairman of the Pentagon's Defence Advisory Board. There were more anti-war demonstrators in San Francisco than Iraqis willing to defend their leader. The 'coalition of the willing' was growing."
As Perle, along with his fellow warmongers Michael Ledeen, and Bill Kristol, pontificated to an audience of like-minded Washington war wonks, how many in that room were not on the government payroll? It was, no doubt, a gathering of welfare queens and kings, and they had plenty to celebrate. Not only on account of their ideological victory, albeit a short-lived one, but also because they had personally profited handsomely. Perle has already been demoted for improper profiteering off his position with the Pentagon's Defense Advisory Board, and had to resign his chairmanship. How many of his fellow celebrants have similarly dubious relationships is a matter that needs to be thoroughly investigated.
Remember the "poverty pimps" of the 1960s and 70s, who were riding high on the liberal illusion that the welfare state could uplift the poor, if only we lavished enough dollars on social service bureaucracies and waged a "war on poverty"? Today, in the post-9/11 era, we have the propaganda pimps of the "war on terrorism," who in this age of perpetual war are guaranteed permanent and lucrative employment.
The media and at least two congressional investigations are now busy uncovering the trail of lies that misled us into war. If the scope of the investigation is not limited, and they follow the fibs and outright forgeries back to their original source, they are investigators are likely to discover that the neoconservative network inside the Washington Beltway acted like a conveyor belt feeding fantastic tales of Iraqi WMD directly to the Oval Office. The question then becomes how far the White House will have to distance itself from the resulting embarrassing revelations.
The unsavory concoction fed to the President and his top advisors was disguised as "intelligence", to make it easier to swallow, and the President is still refusing to take personal responsibility for the fateful 16 words, or much of anything else. In order to maintain that stance, the White House is going to have to fob off the responsibility elsewhere, and there is some indication that this is already beginning to occur, with the President reprimanding National Security advisor Condolezza Rice and even outgoing presidential spokesman Ari Fleischer. Let's hope that the result of the political tornado now sweeping Washington replicates the plot of "The Wizard of Oz," and the house falls directly on the Wicked Witch of the OSP.
The "dark actors" in this tale of disinformation and competing spy agencies are shadowy, elusive creatures who wield enormous power with no compunctions about the consequences. Some are Americans, some British: others are Israelis, as Borger reports:
"The OSP was an open and largely unfiltered conduit to the White House not only for the Iraqi opposition. It also forged close ties to a parallel, ad hoc intelligence operation inside Ariel Sharon's office in Israel specifically to bypass Mossad and provide the Bush administration with more alarmist reports on Saddam's Iraq than Mossad was prepared to authorize. 'None of the Israelis who came were cleared into the Pentagon through normal channels,' said one source familiar with the visits. Instead, they were waved in on Mr. [Douglas] Feith's authority without having to fill in the usual forms."
Bypassing all the normal procedures and regular government agencies, agents of a foreign power, Israel, were admitted into the inner sanctum of the Pentagon, where they proceeded to clog the arteries of U.S. intelligence operations with mis-information. The War Party, as we see, was hired on as a "consultant" to the U.S. government in the crucial period leading up to the invasion of Iraq. But what other government gave them succor and assistance? We have said all along in this space that the one country that stood to benefit from the war was not the U.S., but Israel. The war in Iraq, as Professor Paul W. Schroeder pointed out in The American Conservative, "Would represent something to my knowledge unique in history. It is common for great powers to try to fight wars by proxy, getting smaller powers to fight for their interests. This would be the first instance I know where a great power (in fact, a superpower) would do the fighting as the proxy of a small client state."
Surely this is a case of the tail wagging the dog, but the explanation for this strange phenomenon is now coming out in the investigation into Liar-gate. If we look at the Iraq war as an intelligence operation directed by the one nation that stood to benefit, the answer to the question of how did we get into this mess becomes a little clearer. No wonder the neocons were celebrating at that AEI shindig, lifting their coffee cups in a collective toast to a job well-done and gloating over their victory. No matter what the consequences of the Iraq war for the U.S., Israel's interests were well-served. Let Uncle Sam shell out $3.9 million per month and let the President take the heat for misleading the nation with bogus information about the imminence of the Iraqi "threat", the cabal's mission has been accomplished.
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"We liberated Iraq.
Now the people here don't want us here, and guess what?
We don't want to be here either.
So why are we still here?
Why don't they bring us home?"
Pfc. Jason Ring, in: San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, July 18, 2003
Jewish Board of Deputies Battles On!
On 5 May 2003, the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBOD) served papers on ICASA / BMCC and Radio 786 to appeal against the decision of the Broadcasting Monitoring Complaints Committee (BMCC) to dismiss their complaint against the station. SAJBOD lodged a complaint against a programme on Zionism and the 'State' of Israel aired on Radio 786 in May 1998.
Never Forget-Never Forgive?!
1. Remember: Eric Margolis, the Contributing Foreign Editor, Toronto Sun, 8 June 2003, spells out the Iraq WMD hoax: 'By Way Of Deception': "NEW YORK -When I lived in Jamaica, many moons ago, there occurred a bizarre national panic known as "the three-wheeled coffin." According to a storm of rumours, a black, three-wheeled coffin, with three black crows on top, was moving along Jamaica's roads. Villages emptied in terror at reports the coffin was nearing. The three-wheeled coffin was never found. The panic subsided. North Americans and Britons have just experienced their own version of the three-wheeled coffin - a national panic attack called Iraq."
2. Remember: A Declaration of War on Revisionists?
"Israeli death squads have been authorised to enter 'friendly' countries and assassinate opponents in a move that raises the prospect of political killings in Australia. Agents of the Israeli secret Mossad have been given free rein to kill those deemed a threat to the Jewish sate wherever they are hiding A spokesman for Foreign Minister Alexander Downer yesterday refused to comment on the possibility of Mossad agents operating in Australia." Sunday Times, 19 January 2003.
3. Remember: German politician, Jürgen Möllemann, parachuted to his death, so it is alleged by the German media. Anyone who has parachuted, knows that the safety mechanism that releases the emergency parachute cannot be switched off once it has been activated. It is stated by those who were with Möllemann on that fateful day that Möllemann activated this mechanism just prior to jumping out of the plane. The fact that Möllemann had dared publicly to oppose Israel's politics and policies towards the Palestinians made him the subject of a smear campaign, of being antisemitic. This stupid word, 'antisemitic', unfortunately, is still powerful enough to sway non-thinking individuals into irrational action. Also, Möllemann was about to launch a new political party, something his opponents feared.
4. Bush, Blair discuss Guantanamo prisoners
United States President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair have discussed the possible extradition of two British citizens being held at Guantanamo Bay to face trial in their home nation. Any decision about the British detainees is likely to have implications for the two Australians also being held in Cuba. Mr Blair has been under enormous pressure in Britain to raise the Guantanamo issue with American officials. President Bush is promising an open mind. "Prior to his arrival he said 'I want to talk about this in a serious way - can we work with you'," Mr Bush said. "The answer is absolutely and we'll have a very good discussion about it." Any decision about where the British detainees will be tried will have implications for Australian detainee David Hicks, who has been earmarked for possible trial in the US. The Australian Government is in frequent contact with the US about his legal process. Mr Bush and Mr Blair are expected to release a statement on the matter tomorrow. Meanwhile, Mr Blair and his wife Cherie have now left the United States and are on the way to east Asia. ABC News Online 18/7/2003
5. Unis to hand over hard drives in piracy case
The Federal Court in Sydney has ordered three Australian universities to hand over documents, CDs and computer hard drives to a recording industry expert for examination. The orders relate to legal action record companies EMI, Universal and Sony are taking against the universities over alleged music copyright infringements. The companies have taken the universities of Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania to court over alleged music piracy detected by a routine check on Internet usage. The Federal Court has granted the record companies access to the universities' computer system to investigate the allegations further. ABC News Online 18/7/2003
6. WTC court case
A federal appeals court in New York has begun hearing argument over the destruction of the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001. The leaseholder, Larry Silverstein, says the twin towers were destroyed in two separate attacks, many minutes apart, and that he was therefore entitled to two insurance payouts, of roughly $US3.5 billion each. Caroline Overington, in: The Sydney Morning Herald, July 24, 2003
Fredrick Töben reflects during his June-July 2003 Travels
The Daily Telegraph, 9 July 2003, headlines that 'Schröder cancels Italian break in Nazi row', and goes on to say that the eight-day row between Germany and Italy began when Italy's prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, "lost his temper in front of jeering Euro-MPs and described a German member, Martin Schulz, as suitable to play a Nazi concentration camp guard in a film". Mr Berlusconi said his response was "an ironic joke". The tourism minister, Stefano Stefani referred to Germans as "uniform, hypernationalistic, blonds who loudly invade Italy's beaches and have been indoctrinated to feel top of the class whatever the situation". They were "drunk with imagined certainties" if they took intelligence tests, he wrote to La Padania, the newspaper of the Northern League.
Comment: The Battle of the Wills in Europe.
The pivotal role of Revisionist work is evident from the above. Were the context of the Nazi jibe not a criminal offence in Germany anymore, then the whole matter would have died a natural death. However, there are still too many individuals who have their snout in the 'Nazi trough', and they will not welcome the Germans to throw away the 'Hitler Hat' to then at long last open themselves to this period of their history without fearing imprisonment, as is now the case.
If one thinks about the progress that was made in medicine under the National Socialists, then the immediate image that comes to mind is that of Dr Mengele and his alleged hideous twin experiments. Such lying and distorting remnants of war-time propaganda, yet still effectively straight-jacketing the Germans around the world for over half a century, hides the fact that today only in Israel is cloning research permitted. Why is this so?
The Question to ask is: Cui Bono? In whose interest is it to have this twisted and unbalanced state of affairs? The follow-up question is: who controls the money that is involved in this pioneering work begun by Germans during World War Two, then stolen from them and now developed elsewhere without German input? Then again, if the Germans are stupid enough to let all this happen, and if they still suffer from a failure of moral nerve, then so be it.
All that Revisionists can do is highlight the matter and hope someone in Germany will lose the fear of fear and challenge the laws that constrain and neutralise Germany's intellectual efforts.
The Power of Pacifism
In view of what happened to Ernst Zündel, (and Mel Gibson's The Passion),
the following is instructive:
India Recognizes Tibet as Part of China
Nilofar Suhrawardy, Special to Arab News
Wednesday, 25, June, 2003 (25, Rabi` ath-Thani, 1424)
BEIJING/NEW DELHI, 25 June 2003 - India officially recognized Tibet as a part of China while Beijing agreed to begin trade with India's northeastern state of Sikkim, officials said yesterday, in signs the two neighbors are trying to resolve long-standing disputes and chart a new relationship.
Ties between the Asian giants have for decades been plagued by tensions over issues such as Tibet, China's close links with Pakistan and territorial disputes, but Beijing and New Delhi now looked to turn the page on past enmity.
In a joint declaration signed by Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, who is visiting China, and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Monday, India for the first time explicitly recognized Tibet as a part of China, according to a copy of the declaration released by the official Chinese news agency Xinhua late yesterday.
As India is home to some 100,000 Tibetans who have fled China and provides the base for the Tibetan government-in-exile, the move to recognize Tibet as part of China could remove a significant source of tension between New Delhi and Beijing.
China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan called India's recognition of Tibet as Chinese territory "an important and positive expression."
India and China also said they had appointed envoys to map out a resolution of a long-running border dispute. The one-time rivals have agreed "to explore from the political perspective of the overall bilateral relationship the framework of a boundary settlement", the joint declaration said.
Vajpayee said the relationship between the two countries, hampered for decades by mutual suspicion and border disputes, had been transformed. "Our present course of developing all-round bilateral cooperation while simultaneously addressing our differences has transformed the quality of our relationship," Vajpayee said after talks with ex-President Jiang Zemin, who commands China's vast military. "We have achieved what we set out for," Indian Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha said. "We have created a platform for further action."
India's National Security Adviser Brajesh Mishra and China's top-ranking Vice Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo would represent their countries in border talks, he said. "The appointment of special envoys is a special step that reflects the desire of both countries to settle the border issue as early as possible."
The countries also agreed to border trade at two points along their rugged Himalayan border, one in Tibet and one in Sikkim, the tiny Himalayan state which New Delhi annexed in 1975 and which Beijing has never accepted as a part of India.
Nuclear-armed China and India fought a brief border war in 1962 and, despite a thaw in relations and years of talks, have failed to pin down exactly where their 3,500 km border lies.
Vajpayee, making the first trip to China by an Indian prime minister in a decade, declared the era of mutual suspicion dead on Monday. Yesterday, he also met President Hu Jintao, who took over from Jiang in March, and Vice President Zeng Qinghong. But it was clear that remaining disputes were tricky ones.
The official China Daily said ties had entered a new phase after India explicitly recognized Tibet as part of China in the declaration.
However, Sinha said there was no question of a change in the Indian position. "What we have said on Tibet is consistent with what we have said in the past and I don't think the question of the Dalai Lama leaving India or asking to leave India arises at this time," he said.
China has long resented India's decision to give shelter to the Dalai Lama, Tibet's leader, following a 1959 revolt against Chinese rule.
The Dalai Lama and a self-proclaimed government-in-exile are based in the north Indian town of Dharamsala.
The two countries said they had designated Changgu in Sikkim and Renqinggan in Tibet as border trading posts.
Indian officials have hinted that could allow New Delhi to suggest Chinese acquiescence to Indian control of the tiny state bordering Tibet, which New Delhi took over after its legislature voted to abolish the monarchy. But China's Foreign Ministry said it had yet to resolve a dispute with India over Sikkim. "The question of Sikkim is an enduring question which cannot be solved overnight. We hope this question can be solved gradually," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan told a news conference.
He said Beijing's development of closer ties with India will not "undermine" relations with Pakistan. "China's position on South Asia has been very clear," he said. "We hope all countries in South Asia can live together peacefully. We hope countries in South Asia can solve their disputes diplomatically.
The development of relations between China and India will not undermine relations between China and any other country," said Kong. He was answering a question about whether a landmark declaration ushering closer political and economic ties between China and India will affect Beijing's relations with Islamabad.
It is understood the ABC plans to show Israel's Secret Weapon next month (August). An ABC spokesman said it received views from a "myriad" of sources about its programming. "Ultimately, though, it is the ABC alone who decides what it broadcasts and when. That is fundamental to its independence," he said. The Israeli Government has boycotted BBC journalists after Israel's Secret Weapon was broadcast internationally last month, refusing access to officials and imposing visa restrictions on journalists. However, Mr Levy said ABC journalists would not be subjected to the same treatment, even if the broadcaster went ahead with the screening. "That is not going to happen here under my leadership," he said, noting the ABC had not produced the documentary.
Engineer Wolfgang Fröhlich arrested in Vienna
24 June 2003
On Saturday, June 21, chemical engineer (Dipl. Ing.) Wolfgang Fröhlich, 51, was arrested in Vienna, Austria, and taken to prison. His trial could last two days, as the public prosecutor wishes, or as long as two or three weeks, as his attorney, Dr. Herbert Schaller, wishes.
For seven years, Fröhlich had sent to jurists, members of parliament, politicians and journalists, thousands of copies of his writings, in which he says that the alleged wartime Nazi extermination gas chambers are, as he put it, a lie. Remarkably, he suffered no real legal consequences. Then, following the publication in 2001 of his 368-page file, Die Gaskammer Lüge -The Gas Chamber Lie, the authorities decided to arrest him. But he went into hiding, and the police apparently made no serious effort to find him.
Fröhlich's arrest on June 21 may, perhaps, be connected with a statement in Vienna two days earlier by Rudolph Giuliani. On June 19 the former mayor of New York, speaking as a US government representative, told participants at a two-day Conference on Anti Semitism, organized in Vienna by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), that Revisionism should be stopped. In an article published a day earlier in The New York Times, 'How Europe Can Stop the Hate', he said, referring to officials of the European states: "Making sure their citizens have an honest understanding of the Holocaust is vital, as revisionist viewpoints put us at risk of a repetition of race-based genocide."
On June 16, President George W. Bush twice criticized "revisionist historians" for expressing doubts about the official version of the US war against Iraq. In a way, Ernst Zündel and Wolfgang Fröhlich may be the first revisionist victims of Bush and Giuliani.
In January 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, manipulated by Henry Morgenthau, Jr., his Treasury Secretary, created the War RefugeeBoard (WRB), which fabricated its infamous report on the German extermination camps -- Auschwitz and Birkenau.
In September 2001, President George W. Bush, manipulated by Paul Wolfowitz, his Deputy Defense Secretary, created the Office of Special Plans (OSP), which fabricated untrue reports about Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). The OSP is headed by Abram Shulsky. Inside the OSP, the four people specifically in charge of the WMD dossier are called 'The Cabal', from 'Cabala'; even Le Monde mentioned it (Jacques Isnard, Le Monde, 7 June 2003, p.7). Similar lies. Similar liars. Similar beneficiaries. Similar victims. As it seems, a similar Revisionism is needed.
NB: On June 17, the French daily Le Monde published an ironic front-page article entitled (in French): 'Saddam was evil, therefore he had prohibited weapons'. To Le Monde I sent a one-sentence letter, meant for publication: "Hitler was evil, therefore he had gas chambers and gas vans." My brief letter was not published.
The end results of being a Revisionist Historian in Poland
Dr Dariusz Ratajczak, a Polish academic now working as a storeman, all because he dared write a book that questioned the details of the 'Holocaust'. "After almost 4-5 years my 'university penalty' is finishing on 20 October 2003. I sent 45 applications for work to various Polish universities and high schools with the no positive results. One example of many is the following: "You are not an historian - you are a liar". Of course, there is no chance to work as a journalist either. After my applications to universities, etc., I received several e-mails and anonymous letters with cutting comments such as:" We see that you have applied for a position, but you will die as a porter". Well, they are right. Unfortunately, I have no money to establish my own small publishing house and this would solve my situation, Greetings, Darek"
New Zealand Herald
By Angela Gregory
Historian Joel Hayward says he wishes he never wrote the thesis that challenged conventional views of the Holocaust, and thought at the time that it may have been "a piece of junk". He told the Herald he remains haunted by his controversial masters thesis, which appalled the Jewish community late in 1999. It queried the gassing of Jews, underestimated the numbers killed, and found no evidence of an extermination plan.
Dr Hayward says that even in the year he wrote it - 1991 - he was concerned that the thesis may have been flawed.
This week, the thesis was back in the news after copies of a University of Canterbury journal containing an article describing the "witch hunt" of Dr Hayward were destroyed. The university said it was potentially defamatory and inaccurate.
The author, Dr Thomas Fudge, resigned in disgust and the History Now editor, Associate Professor Ian Campbell, was effectively dumped.
Dr Hayward says the university's action was unconscionable. He thought the Fudge article was "bang on".
"Anyone who reads the piece will know the price I paid was too high."
Despite having apologised, admitted his mistakes, and surviving an inquiry which considered stripping him of his masters degree, Dr Hayward remains vilified in the academic community. He admits his thesis choice, which "ruined my life", was foolish and too ambitious for a masters student. "I could have had better advice from the history department."
At the time, he was warmly disposed to the Zionist cause. He had recently returned from Israel and passionately believed in a Jewish state. It struck him as unusual that revisionists could say the Holocaust didn't happen.
After finishing the thesis in 1991, Dr Hayward was worried it was no good. In an unusual step, he had written it before completing requisite honours papers. He wanted to work from home that year to help care for a sick child.
"I think that was the first of a lot of errors ... because when I did the papers the next year I learned a lot about the proper principles of historical research and inquiry ...
making sense of truth, objectivity and bias."
After earning an A-plus for the thesis and completing the honours papers, for which he earned top grades, he graduated in 1993 with an MA in history. The thesis was initially embargoed for three years - because of threats it would be stolen, Dr Hayward says - then for another three years by the university.
Dr Hayward says that in 1999, the thesis came into the hands of Jewish scholars, who were disgusted by its contents.
He started receiving emails "full of hatred", to which he replied that he had never intended to hurt anyone, and no longer agreed with its contents. He wrote an addendum admitting his errors. He also wrote a letter to the Jewish Chronicle apologising for the distress he had caused. But the malicious calls and emails kept coming, and he has had death threats. Dr Hayward says he is not making accusations against the Jewish community but believes "one or two very nasty people" agitated to present a story that was not true.
In 2000, the Jewish Council complained to the university, calling for the thesis to be withdrawn from the library and Dr Hayward to be stripped of his degree.
An inquiry, led by retired judge Sir Ian Barker, summoned Dr Hayward. He says the inquiry, which found his thesis faulty and conclusion unworthy, arrived at a compromise solution. "I was a very naughty man but not quite so that they could take my degree ... It left me feeling humiliated and aggrieved and the Jewish Council unfulfilled."
The drama has cost Dr Hayward the job he was enjoying at Massey University teaching defence and strategic studies. He has had two nervous breakdowns and now lives on a sickness benefit, selling his book collection to keep the family afloat.
When Dr Hayward heard there was to be an article about him in the May issue of the history journal he cringed. But since the publicity, he has had a flood of support from academics and former students who did not realise the toll it had taken. He remains stunned at Canterbury University's actions. He suspects that the Canterbury academics did not want it known they had failed to stand up for him. Despite his regrets, Dr Hayward says no topic is taboo. "That's what our democracy allows us."
WESTERN JUSTICE ON TRIAL: ICHEE message 14th July 2003
Iraq: A test for western justice
The government of Iraq under its president, Saddam Hussein, has been shown to have complied with United Nations resolutions on disarmament.
Prior to being attacked by the United States, Britain, and their supporters, United Nations weapons inspectors were given every facility they asked for by the government of Iraq. Yet these countries committed unprovoked aggression against the government and people of Iraq. Thousands of the people of Iraq have been killed by Anglo-American aggression, in one of the most intense bombardments in history. Billions of dollars of damage to property of the people of Iraq was done by the aggressors. A principal a western justice is impartiality.
At the Nuremberg tribunal, Hartley Shawcross outlined the case as established by the four powers in an agreement in London in August 1945. The agreement amounted to a new international code that defined aggressive war as a crime against the world and included the classification "crimes against humanity." As to individual responsibility, he said, "There comes a point when a man must refuse to answer to his leader if he is also to answer to his own conscience." In demanding death for all the defendants, he said, "This trial must form a milestone in the history of civilization." Leading jurists, like American Supreme Court Justice Harlan Fiske Stone and Sen. Taft, opposed the trials.
If you support what was done at Nuremberg, then you must support the trial of Bush, Blair, Powell, Straw and their immediate advisers - Wolfowitz, Perle, Feith, etc. ICHEE director general calls for reparations and indemnity for war against Iraq, and the Anglo-American perpetrators "brought to justice." The impartiality of western justice is on trial also.
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