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Interview with John Loftus pt 2
INTERVIEWER:,How did you become an expert on the Middle East and Arab history?,50:44:03>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:, Yeah you know unless you have a couple thousand dollars to spend on a bio warfare suit and the supplies don't go. You'll just put another strain on the resources. ,INTERVIEWER:,They don't want tourists?,49:57:09>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:, Well I made the mistake of asking my friends in the intelligence community to tell me every dirty trick we ever pulled on Israel and put it in the book called The Secret War Against the Jews and that came out in 91. and I think ever since then I have been deluged with people from various intelligence communities with more and more information about what's really going on in terrorism. I visited Jonathan Pollard in prison and heard his side of the story and I think that's gonna be a very interesting way to have a new book about how we got involved in this? Why are we at war in the Middle East? What could we have done differently? And quite frankly I think that our policy makers both democrats and republicans had a people that were blinded to ah the growing rise of Saudi founded terrorism. And that's the bottom line for me is there was enough money to generate a whole wave of terrorism. The Saudis use to brag that everyone in our State Department is so nice to them because they know when they retire they'll be taken care of. see it's not a bribe if you don't pay the money till them until the day after they leave government service. Then give them a book contract or a consulting contract.,51:53:13>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:, A lot of double dipping. Steve Emerson did a very good expose of that. um so the Saudis found you can't by the US government but boy you can rent corners of the State Department. ,INTERVIEWER:,INAUDIBLE?,52:19:08>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:, Yeah I have a, I think there's a lot of people within the US that if you give them enough money they would ah express their anti-Semitism in the form of terrorism. There was a sweet little professor at the university of South Florida named Sammy Alarian and a bunch of my friends in the CIA and FBI came and said look this guys a major terrorist. He and this professor Mashala are running Islamic jihad. Professor Shala by that time had taken off to Syria. He's now publicly known as the world leader of the Palestinian Islamic jihad. But professor Alarian was still there. ,INTERVIEWER:,Ramadan Shala?,52:55:23>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:, Yeah Ramadan Shala was the ah 95 took over the Palestinian Islamic jihad. He's probably the leading director of suicide bombs into Israel. And ah but his partner in America, I couldn't believe the evidence professor Alarian was traveling around the country video taping terrorist conventions. And was being introduced as the head of Islamic jihad in America which is called by a different name you know for security reasons. And um after Alarian speaks he's standing under the poster for the passing Islamic jihad and the man who introduced him gets up and says now who will give me $500 to kill and shoot. We have people standing by in Jerusalem who will go out and stab at you. Who will give me $500 and make your checks out to ICP. ICP was Sammy Alarian's Florida charity. These guys were getting tax deductions for terrorism. The money would come the Saudi charities in Virginia, through Sammy's charities in Florida straight to the Islamic jihad to send suicide bombers.,54:04:17>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:, A remarkable system. So I drew up a lengthy complaint filled with classified information and I, because of my previously high security clearances I had to give CIA and the other government agencies warning and give them an opportunity to sensor the complaint. And ah the FBI came to visit me and said how'd you find out some of this stuff there are only 21 people in the US government knew this now you're 22. said sorry I can't tell attorney client privilege. The day before I was to file the complaint I got a call from the justice department. They said please give us more time we really are gonna shut down the Saudi charities in Virginia that fund the terrorist groups. I said yeah that's what you told me in January and again in February and now it's March. So I'll give you till 4 o'clock tomorrow (PAUSE) And so I filled my complaint under embargo at 10 and an hour later the government launched operation green quest.,54:58:22>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:, They finally raided the Saudi charities. and as they're digging through the computer records, that's why you see in the crackdowns on the Hamas groups and the Islamic jihad groups and all the little terrorist groups the Saudis were funding here. It was easier for the Saudis to fund terrorists groups in the United States because our surveillance was so weak. The minute they heard the word Saudi they just all turned away. And so they were actually having terrorist conventions in the United States because we were the safest place in the world for terrorist to meet.,INTERVIEWER:,Are we getting the John Malvo story right or is he possibly a ?,55:36:22>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:, No he was just a nut case. I don't think there's much to that. I think these guys are (PAUSE) there will always be that sick 1% of the public that you know wants to be known throughout history. Look at Saddam Hussein there is a man who gives himself the Hitler salute in the mirror everyday. I mean he wants to go down in history as the Arab Hitler. He's may say he's mad or pathologically evil but he's still a genius. He still has an awful lot of power. Ah people like him we made mistakes in tolerating that kind of behavior. We should have been advocating democracy, education, tolerance. Instead we were letting the worst bigots and the dictators rise to power as long as they sell us oil at a discount.,INTERVIEWER:,What would you say is the wisdom for the Bush Middle East policy?,56:31:11>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,Well I think the current Bush administration is very different than his dad ok. His dad was the leading Saudi lobbyist. Vice president Bush pounded the table in front for Ronald Reagan saying that we should bomb Israel. We should bomb and Israeli airbase because they had just bomb the Ociac reactor in Iraq. And Saddam Hussein was our friend. Luckily Regan talked former president Bush out of that.,56:55:09>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,Young President Bush is a very different guy towards Israel. Um a few years ago a friend of mine from Florida Mel Semler who is now our ambassador to Rome. Back then Mel took governor Bush to Israel and their tour guide was Sharron. So the 2 men got to know each other. They toured the whole country and it really changed his attitudes. So unlike his father and his grandfather for the first here is a you know a member of the Bush family who is really pro Israel. That's never happened before. ,INTERVIEWER:,Anything else on George Bush Senior ?,57:34:07>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,Well for years after he left office former President Bush were partners with the Bin Laden family. With a company called the Carlyle Group. And they were the leading lobbyist for the Saudis in Washington DC. The Carlyle Group is probably the most influential firm for the Saudi interest. And after 911 the Bin Laden family quietly resigned and they're allowed to leave the United States under very expedited circumstances so as not to embarrass the President, the former President. There's a lot of things that will be coming out on that.,INTERVIEWER:,What about the Bush policy to replace Arafat?,58:27:07>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,I it is true that we sort of were heavy handed in our demand that they replace Arafat as the Palestinian leader. It also true that most of the Palestinians desperately want Arafat to go. But on their own time and their own schedule and they will all rally together if we tell them he must go. I think Arafat is not gonna out live or outlast Saddam Hussein. That Saddam Hussein is really the last major money source for Arafat and as the American intelligence groups go through the Iraqi archives the money trail to Arafat is becoming clearer and clearer. We know the money has been funneled to him to launch terror attacks in Israel. The Syrians know this too. The Syrians have told all of their terror groups to have no communication with Arafat because they're afraid that ah once the US goes into Iraq and find the links to Arafat that they're gonna blame Syria for these attacks against Jews., INTERVIEWER:,You mentioned so many things calling attention of police besides Israeli policy, settlements (PAUSE)Israeli checkpoints. Can you really INAUDIBLE or are they actually a solution?,00:25:22>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,I think that Israel has a reactive policy towards terrorism that every time there is a new terrorist attack they close down the checkpoints and have more security precautions. And all that does is disrupt the Palestinian economy further and irritate the moderate Palestinians. Um the Israelis ultimate weapon is the economic one. The average resident of Gaza there's a per capita income of 1,700 a year. the average Israeli 17,000. 80% of Palestinian families derive their income from the Israeli economy. They have really no economy of their own. By closing down the Israeli economy it's really bankrupted the Palestinian people. They have had no benefits form the peace process and all of the burdens. Um we need to think outside the box. You know I think if you just build a wall around Israel it's very expensive and ah it will effectively sentence the Palestinian people to a lifetime of misery.,01:29:18>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,One of the things being suggested, and this is sort of interesting, is that we do in Iraq what we did in Afghanistan. Find the last king put him back on the throne, hold a constitutional convention. Well the Hashemite's were the last king in Iraq. So the king of Jordan's family could effectively reassume the throne of Iraq . they're descendants of the prophet Mohamed. It would be a step towards the restoration of the Kal--- INAUDIBLE . So you would see you know a Kurdish province, a Suny province, a Shea province maybe even a Palestinian province. There's a lot of talk about giving the West Bank back to Jordan. Right now they don't want to do it because the it would upset their demography so much. the Palestinians would have an overwhelming majority. But ah it is interesting that if you immerge Iraq and Jordan then the Palestinians become a tiny minority in a much larger kingdom.,02:26:23>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,Now the Jordanians have no love for Palestinian terrorists. I mean King Abdullah's grandfather Abdullah the 1st was killed in 1948 precisely because he wanted to make peace with Israel. In black September the Hashemite's killed more Palestinians in 1 month than Israel has killed in 50 years. So Arafat would not survive long under Hashemite dynasty. 5 thousand Hasemite troops have been quietly moved into the West Bank in the last 30 days. 12,000 more are scheduled to arrive in the next 12 months. and to build have up a total of some 20,000 Hashemite troops. What I think you're going to see over the next year or two is that the king of Jordan will gradually take police power over the West Bank the Israelis will pull out. the king of Jordan, from what I'm told from my friends in the intelligence community, is quietly willing to offer the settlers dual citizenship. They will be both Jordanian and Israeli. So they can stay in site. ,03:33:21>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,Um it'll be interesting to have Iraq and Palestine and Jordan all ruled by Hashemite ruler who is at peace with Israel, pro-western and favors democracy. , INTERVIEWER:,Doesn't sound like much of a majority to have Hashemite rule 3 societies each one of which the majority is non hashemite. Isn't that against Bush's whole theory of spreading democracy?,04:02:22>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,The idea 1958 Iraq actually had a democracy. It was headed by a monarchy as there was in England but they had a parliament it was a working functioning system. They want to restore that. but the idea is that by going back to the way things stood before World War I um the southern caliphate of Arabia you can unite all disparate and ethnic groups but with a democratic base. Each one would have autonomous self rule in their own province but be part of a democratic collation presided over if name if not in fact by the Hashemite's. now this whole idea is terribly threatening to the Saudis. Because they were the ones that threw the Hashemites out of Mecca and Median at gunpoint. And the idea of the Hashemites returning is horrible. Almost as bad of a democracy. Democracy and the Hashemites is the ultimate poison to the Saudis.,INTERVIEWER:,INAUDIBLE?,05:05:17>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,I don't think that the current administration is going to stop short. I think that we're gonna all the way in. we're gonna establish democracy in Iraq. There's been a lot of skepticism we're doing it for oil. People don't get it we don't really care who pumps the oil in Iraq. You know we'd be happy to hold it in trust for the Iraq people and not take a penny of profit. We've already made that offer. What happens is that once the Americans go in and establish a democracy in Iraq the sanction limits end. Iraq is only allowed to pump 1 million barrels a day. potentially it could pump 5 to 8 million almost as much as Saudi Arabia. So we wouldn't have to buy oil from the Saudis anymore. More importantly however pumps the oil whether it's Iraq companies or French companies on behalf of the Iraqis American ones more oil in the world causes prices to fall. Oil prices have the elasticity of a chain they go right down.,06:01:22>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,So if we dropped oil from 30 or 40 dollars a barrel down to 19 or 20 dollars a barrel that would effectively bankrupt Saudi Arabia. ,INTERVIEWER:,Is Saudi Arabia next? Is Saudi Arabia the next target for change? What is next? ,06:17:10>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,Libya. ,INTERVIEWER:,What happens next? ,06:24:23>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,Do you remember a weird speech that was made about the axis of evil ok. there's a bit to that. um when we go into Iraq we expect that we will find a document saying that some 405 Iraqi nuclear scientist have been moved to Libya. And that they're being equipped with plutonium from North Korea. That Kadafi has completed hallowing out a mountain to build a nuclear bomb assembly plant. And this hallowed out mountain is impervious to conventional bombings. Um so ah remember Bunker Buster bombs we used in the Gulf War it would go through 100 feet of concrete then explode. Well we have a new one now that may penetrate a 1000 feet of rock. And it can either carry a thermo barrack warhead or more likely a miniature nuclear bomb that would fry all the nuclear inside the mountain but collapse the mountain on top so no radiation escapes.,07:29:08>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,When we go into Iraq I think you're gonna see an intelligence treasurer trove. You're gonna find illegal weapons with French manuals and Cyrillic markings. We already know there were 80 German companies that were supplying Saddam Hussein. how many of them of were acting in violation of UN embargo. They've been doing it all along. I think Saddam Hussein is so confident because he knows precisely that France, Russia and china are making a fortune. They're all exporting his oil right now. the UN bureaucracy is making a fortune. The UN gets 2% of all the oil sold out of Iraq under their sanctions program. That's their administrative fee. It's the largest cash cow in UN history. And the bureaucrats don't want the gravy train to end. French companies have 60 billion dollars worth of contracts in Iraq. They don't want it to end. And the Chinese want to get a foothold in the area. So they're willing to start trouble too. In the long run it's all about the oil.,INTERVIEWER:,INAUDIBLE? ,08:52:18>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,The multinational corporations are the last pirates in the world. They look after multi national interests and not after American national interests and it's time we realized that. these guys are out to make a buck. Oil prices are going to drop in the long term not just because of Iraq. In 5 years from now we we'll have finished a pipeline across Afghanistan. The new Caspian base oil discoveries are about the size of the Alaskan ones. We're gonna help the Russians build a pipeline to the pacific ocean to ship Russian oil to California. So the worlds gonna be a wash in oil in a very short time. um and every 10 years someone says that we're gonna run out of oil 10 years and that's been going on since 1910. um and we keep finding you know new and better oil discoveries.,09:39:01>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,I think that President Bush was right, I hate to admit it I'm a democrat, but he was right about ah we do need to switch to the hydrogen fuel cell approach. You know our coal fields can generate in an environmentally safe manner and have hydrogen to run everything in the United States. The waste product is pure water. And that's not so bad.,INTERVIEWER:,INAUDIBLE? ,10:06:10>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,There's a major war going on inside the White House right now between what I call Bush's daddy's crowd the old oil and the traditional you know support the Arabs at all cost cause they're selling us the oil and the new people Condoleeza Rice I think is an absolute genius. Um and she really knew these terrorist groups back when the Russians were funding them. and now that the Saudis are funding them she knows how to the game is played. So I think there's a real sense in the White House that we simply can't afford to give into dictators anymore. No more appeasing the Saudis. 9/11 showed us the price that we have to pay for that. Um we have to bring democracy to the Arabian peninsula. We should have done it 50 years ago. Better late than never.,INTERVIEWER:,Will Saudi Arabia become an out right enemy or will it not go quite that far do you think? ,10:57:21>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,Um one of the problems is if you take away the Saudi royal family you probably get some provinces in Saudi Arabia that would vote for Osoma Bin Laden. Ok so there is some sense that maybe the best thing to do is simply to back off turn our attentions to Iran and Libya.,11:16:25>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,Iran is ripe for a democratic revolution. 83% of the population want the Mullahs out they want democracy back. I think we should support that.,INTERVIEWER:,Pakistan's run by INAUDIBLE and they've got nukes. ,11:35:12>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:, I would say that about 25% of the Pakistani population would be supporters of the Islamic extremists but because of the peculiarity of the Pakistani electoral system those extremists have an inordinate impact on ah the legislation. Pakistan is, is only a democracy in a name. It really isn't it's a dictatorship. It's controlled by the army. Turkey is much the same problem. They have about 25% of their population are you know hardcore Muslim radicals but the army literally controls the power behind the scenes in Turkey. What we're finding out is that education, freedom of the press really destroys a lot of the old myths. They find out that um Israel is not in some crusading alliance with America to destroy Islam. That Israel has been respectful and tolerant of Islam. That we're not the enemy. That maybe the enemy all along has been Muslim dictators who distract their own people with waves of anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism. I mean we need to do a better job of educating the kids over there so we don't have another generation of bigots.,INTERVIEWER:,If we're able to pop up democracy all over the Middle East will Jews get a break? ,13:58:26>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,If democratic states pop up all over the Arabian peninsula yeah I think it would be good for Israel. In the first place it would cut off rogue states and communication with each other. Democratic nations rarely vote to go to war or institute terrorism. But you know Israel and America share a common bond apart from you know love and respect for each other we are modern nations. That's one of the reasons I believe that Israel has been so persecuted for you were the first religion in the world to require literacy to practice your faith. By the year 85 BC every Jewish village no matter how small had to have a teacher. Widespread public education. And I think that that caused a tremendous growth not just culturally but in terms of business that the Jews became the postmen of the Middle East because they could always read and write. And wherever Jews settled they could recreate their culture . they were the people of the book. Um I think Asian kids in California maybe they're the new Jews today. you know they arrive in this country within 1 generation they're talking about too many Asian valedictorians let's put quotas on Asian kids in med school and law school. Exactly what's done to the Jews in the US 30 years ago.,15:17:15>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,So ah the only way for Jews to safe is to increase the education levels of their neighbors to the point where they can understand that you know how they have been manipulated into hating Jews and hating America. Modernity isn't the enemy. Ignorance is the enemy.,INTERVIEWER:,What should be the future of Israel now that the cold war is over and the paradigm has changed? ,15:44:12>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,We should be open and honest about our relationship with Israel. I remember in the Gulf War we actually flew wounded soldiers in planes over Israel to have them treated in hospitals in Germany. You know how many kids had their lives endangered because we didn't want to use perfectly world class hospitals inside Israel. It was as if we were embarrassed to be allies of Israel. We're not embarrassed anymore.,INTERVIEWER:,Can you expand on that? ,16:15:09>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,Well I think that ah someone said Israel is Americas largest aircraft carrier. That ah we are of a great staging area both in Haifa where we bring supplies ashore and in Alat. One of the reasons we were concerned about Alat and Akaba was that Akaba was the port where we were gonna be resupplying a lot of the troops going into Iraq. We were concerned about chemical attacks in that area. That's why ah there's a battery of the new improved patriot missile and the new arrow 2 missile that section we have to keep the ships bringing the supplies in (PAUSE) training with the Israelis. We're learning a lot from Israeli tactics in urban warfare for example when we are going to send armored units it to seize the inter sections and strong points. But the door to door stuff will only be done at night when we use night vision glasses. We have a new imaging device that can see through walls. We have thermo barrack hand grenades that can stun the occupants without waves of concussion without setting everything on fire and burning the building down. So ah you know one general told me recently that he thinks we're gonna see more red white and blue flying in the streets of Baghdad when we liberated them like we did in Kabul., ,17:35:29>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:, And Israel has played an important part of this. Israeli intelligence has been terrific. Israeli pilots have been flying our special forces troops into Iraq to prepare for the war. If the war goes as smoothly as people think it will be in no small part due to the contributions of Israel to the military campaign. ,INTERVIEWER:,INAUDIBLE? ,18:40:22>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,I think the greatest hoax of all time the best con game is that myth of the Palestinian refugee. The Arab states are saying there's 3 million 6 million Palestinian refugees. Here are the facts. the British took a census before 1948. there were exactly 460 thousand Palestinians living inside what is now Israel. Um after the 48 war of independence 140 thousand remained. So 320 thousand people left. That's all that's left that's all there ever was exactly 320 Palestinian refugees. Now the Israelis to their credit said that they're responsible for about 1/3 of that. they did have some military units kind of chase people out. but it's clear overwhelmingly clear that 2/3 of those 300 thousand they were ordered out by the Arab governments to get out of the way because they were gonna drive the Jews into the sea. They abdicated their areas under orders from the Arab leaders.,19:40:18>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,Um so 320 people where did the rest of those refugees come from. Well they weren't refugees. Everyone who was poor in the Arab world who lives in Gaza the West Bank got refugee status in order to go on welfare because we were paying through the United Nations. And so all of a sudden instead of the 320 thousand refugees you get 3 million refugees. And they're not really refugees at all they're people who live in the West Bank always lived in the West Bank didn't flee anywhere but they're counted as a refugee simply because they're on the welfare rolls of the UN. ,INTERVIEWER:,What do really know that intelligence wise about the start of this conflict? ,20:29:15>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,I think the second intafata occurred because of Arafat had to stop the peace process. Um one of his negotiators meet privately with one of the intelligence people after the Barak plan was put before them. and ah the negotiator said my god if we can not make peace with you on these terms we don't deserve to have a nation. The Palestinian negotiator ah made explicit promises with authority the idea about the refugees retuning to the Palestinian state to Israel concessions would be made. It was all signed and ready for Arafat's signature. Arafat came running in and reversed his own negotiators on many points. Arafat single handedly wrecked the peace process.,21:18:21>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,I think the Israeli counsel general was, was right that Arafat wants the status quo. He can go on stealing money from his clan. Um and if he has a nation his theft will be diluted. Israel has said that Arafat has stolen some 3 billon. CIA estimates are 5 billion dollars. Ah it's a scandal. And the Palestinian people more than 80% of the polls know that Arafat's a crook that he's stealing money from them. but um I think you have to distinguish between the indigenous Palestinians who always you know lived at peace with Israel pretty much and you know worked in jobs in Israel economy. And the Oslo exiles that came in with Arafat. As far as I'm concerned they were just a gang of thugs that did what every other Arab dictator has done you know use and exploit the people for his own benefit.,INTERVIEWER:,I see a lot of similarities with anti-Semitism and what went on pre World War II. Expand on that concept and could it happen here in the United States? ,22:54:28>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,Yeah. It's interesting to look at the parallels between anti-Semitism in pre World War II Germany and what's going on now. Germany was a society that was considered the most advanced most civilized in the world and they have a very high percentage of secular Jews in its capital city Berlin although there were a tiny portion of the population. But ah any time you get a small ethnic group that values education it's gonna do well financially. And it's gonna be a pain in the neck to all of us fat, happy, lazy Germans or Americans who ever we are. Um groups that have stressed education as a part of their culture invite envy. We banned Jews from farming in the 4th century cause we were having all Christian farmers go to Jews and ask them to bless their fields. Well you know any farmer who can read and write is gonna out produce an illeterate farmer. And the Jews would learn about crop cycles and things like that.,23:51:18>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,So we simply banned them from farming and drove Jews into urban professions. The idea is that Judaism is a very wonderful religion but the core to its values this concept the modernity of justice, of education of lifting ones self up and bettering individual and society. Um that's why I think the Jews and the Irish get along so well. My mother always said the Irish were one of the lost tribes of Israel. My dad says it couldn't possibly be true we couldn't be related because the Jews can't drink and the Irish can't cook so.,24:24:05>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,But anti-Semitism you know when Hitler began to come to power the idea was the Jews were the scapegoat. They could be blamed for the failure of the German community for the German leadership in the World War I. They could take the blame. The League of Nations stood by (PAUSE) rose in wave after wave. We did nothing. Same thing happened in 67. United Nations promised you know Israel would be free from international blockade and we pull all the UN observers out. we ran away. That exactly invited the cycle of response that we're fighting against now. the Iraqis think that the UN sanctions are meaningless. They could laugh at us so do the North Koreans. So anti-Semitism is always a political tool for exploitation. For political reasons you know it's you can always dig up this kind of thing. There's a very sad joke from the holocaust. Um during the Spanish civil war there was a brief lull in the fighting and one man yelled across the trenches José why are we fighting each other. We're both Catholics. We're both Spaniards. We speak the same language. Why why are we having this civil. And the voice yelled back it's because of the Jews. And the man said but there are no Jews in Spain anymore. He said that's why we're fighting each other.,25:54:23>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,And so historically the Jews have been a convenient, readily, identifiable scapegoat target for political exploitation. In the 11th century the French would throw the Jews out take their money then ransack them back in. they treated them like a yo-yo. Um but through all that the Jews were the keepers of the flame of modernity. You know that every generation kid by the time he's 13 has to be able learn to read and write. That was a tremendous advantage to the Jews in terms of their intellectual growth and their preservation of their cultural identity. And it offended the Christians during the dark ages. That the Christians were you know dying of the black plague. One of every 3 Christians died in Europe. Only 20 thousand Jews died. What was the difference. Well you know once a year the Jews would clean up every scarp of food in the house. They would change the plates and clean it up. um at saka they would literally move out of their houses for 3 days. Well lice and fleas wont last for 3 days without a host. So the book of Ludavictis was actually sort of the worlds first pubic health code. The Jews were healthier people. Now when the Christians saw this during the dark ages they thought well we're gods chosen people the Jews are prospering therefore the Jews must have started the plague.,27:12:16>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,and all the greats myths of the medieval ages of the Jewish blood line. That's how it began it was you know envy of a superior culture and that culture was based on literacy. Um Germany was a very literate society but the Jews again were an easily identifiable target and you could whip up a wave of propaganda against them. now the western world has been silent for the last 20 years while Arab propaganda has been flooding the world with myths and lies about Israel. And the Israelis unfortunately haven't reacted well they just simply haven't bothered to rebut them. they just shrug off their shoulders and say so what else is new. Um it has not been a priority for America. It is now. I think the most important thing we need to be doing is to reeducate people that they have been lied to about what is going on. That Israel is not the aggressor. Israel isn't the invader. Israel has been trying desperately to make peace. It may take a while to change some minds but I think change will come.,INTERVIEWER:,INAUDIBLE? ,28:22:05>>>, JOHN LOFTUS:,We have to reeducate the world that Israel is not the aggressor. That Israel is not the invader. That Israel is desperately willing to work for peace. It's gonna take a long time to change the minds of the people in the Middle East but change will come inevitably.,INTERVIEWER:,In the long run Democracy and literacy is the key to peace in the region, Middle east? ,28:43:05>>, JOHN LOFTUS:, In the long run countries where the population are very literate and they express control of their lives democracy are not the countries that wage war. They're not the countries that fund racists terrorist groups. In the long run you're not gonna cure you know racism anti-Semitism until we have democracy and literacy restored to the Arab world. Maybe then we'll go back to the golden age of mimonities when Jews and Muslims lived in peace with each other.
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Episode #50 OBD: Dec-64 TRT: 60 min Description: This month’s AT ISSUE surveys the growing number and variety of unpleasant sounds that are plaguing the American public today. Through narration, still photographs, film footage, sound recordings, and interviews with experts, the program views America’s acute noise problem, its many causes, the physiological effects, and the steps being taken to curtail it. THE NOISE-MAKERS lays much of the responsibility for the country’s increased noise level on modern advances in technology (e.g. jet airplanes), the population increase resulting in new, but “thin-walled” apartment construction, the proliferation of noisy household appliances (e.g. vacuum cleaners, dishwashers), and the growth of the trucking industry and automobile traffic. According to Dr. Samuel Rosen, a prominent New York ear surgeon who appears on the program, this rising noise level is responsible for a great increase in the loss of hearing. The program looks at areas in America where the effects of noise have had their greatest impact. For instance, in the southern part of San Francisco viewers see houses that have been literally shaken to pieces by the noise of jet airplanes flying overhead. A renting agent in New York City describes the complaints of tenants concerning the flimsy protection modern apartment dwellings afford them against outside noise. New York City Housing Commissioner, Harold Birns leads substance to these claims by charging that apartments offer little refuge against “the alien contraptions which incessantly seek to attack and destroy man’s nervous system.” The suburbs, once considered the hub of peace and quiet, have not been spared from the growing profusion of noise. According to a “noise” consultant, power mowers, chain saws, garbage trucks, road construction work, and commercial trucking have made the country’s suburbs sound almost as noisy as some of its big cities. Efforts are being made to reduce the noise level. Leo Beranek of Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, an acoustical consultant firm, describes how noise is transmitted, the various devices such as noise cushions that can be employed to reduce it, and the relative costs of such devices. Professor Cyril Harris of Columbia University, the president of the American Acoustical Association, points out that economics is the basis of the issue, and that noise can be suppressed effectively if dealt with at the source. However, he also notes that the technical problems are great and the constitutional restrictions, perhaps, even greater. AT ISSUE: NOISE-MAKERS also examine the legal restriction and their degree of enforcement in handling the noise problem. Focused on are New York and California laws which regulate the degree of noise permissible in industry, the provisions regarding noise that are currently being written in New York City’s building code, and the successful efforts of Memphis, Tennessee’s police and traffic departments to make that city one of the quietest in the nation. However, the overall picture shows that the number of anti-noise laws is inadequate, and the enforcement of those in effect is at best, spotty. Wolf von Eckart, architectural critic for The Washington Post, sums up the cultural implications of noise in America by concluding that it is “detrimental to the art of living.” AT ISSUE: THE NOISE-MAKERS A 1964 production of National Educational Television Executive producer: Alvin Perlmutter Producer: Andrew Stern Associate producer: Lois Shaw Writer: John O’Toole
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CLINTON RECORD
BACKGROUND MATERIAL FOR A CS ON THE GUBERNATORIAL RECORD OF DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE ARKANSAS GOVERNOR BILL CLINTON. 19:00:27 SCENIC DUSK WS OF A CHICKEN FARM IN GREEN FOREST. INTV W/ TYSON CHICKEN FARMS PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR ARCHIE SCHAFFER ABOUT HIS FIRM'S RELATIONS W/ THE STATE GOVERNMENT. SCHAFFER DENIES LARGE FIRMS CAN COERCE THE STATE TO PROTECT THEM FROM COMPETITION, DEFENDS THE TAX ADVANTAGES ENJOYED BY TYSON AND DISCUSSES THE EDUCATION REFORM EFFORTS OF THE ARKANSAS BUSINESS COUNCIL. 19:13:20 HE DENIES TYSON HAS PERPETUALLY FRIENDLY RELATIONS W/ CLINTON. TWO SHOT AND REVERSAL. CI: POLITICS: PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY CAMPAIGN, 1992 (ABOUT).
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Ridgway greeted by Eisenhower with Pleven and Gruenther; NATO leaders sign European Defense Pact; Berlin scenes from 1948
Florida - Enron - Lawsuit
AT THE CAPITOL TODAY, GOVERNOR JEB BUSH GIVES THE LATEST ON FLORIDA'S PLAN TO SUE ALLIANCE MANAGEMENT COMPANY...FOR LOSING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM THE STATE'S PUBLIC PENSION FUND IN ENRON STOCKS.
[Can Russia influence European elections? : Part 2]
France 24
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BUSH - ALLAWI
PAKISTANI AMBASSADOR PR
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PR PROFESSIONALS AT WORK - HD
A variety of businesses and institutions hire public relation specialists, including stores, manufacturers, utilities, labor unions, and consulting firms. PR workers help to promote their employer via media and events as well as working with employees, customers, and stockholders. Master in Apple Pro Res 422 HQ 29.97fps 1080p.
HOUSE HEARING / ROGUE BROKERS (1994)
THE HOUSE ENERGY AND COMMERCE SUBCOMMITTEE HOLDS AN OVERSIGHT HEARING ON THE SALES PRACTICE ABUSES AND "ROUGE BROKERS" IN THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY.
1980s NEWS
INTERVIEW CONTINUES: Robert Lipsyte 18:30 You're obviously not relying on on the media, even public television to get the message across. Ralph Nader 18:35 Oh, yes, we are because one of the things that community advocate, Ellen Thomas did in that small town in Connecticut was Council, the local public access channel where volunteers were there. They didn't know what the cable system had obligated to provide by way of, of facilities and equipment. And she got them underway. And now they are showing the city council meetings of selectmen meeting as they're called other board meetings, and they are covering the town. So this is an example Mr. Lipsyte of what I am talking about. We had our 20th anniversary of Nader's Raiders a few weeks ago. And instead of having a whole day agenda, on the same kind of problems we read about in the media, air pollution, pesticides hunger, we developed what we called an empowerment agenda. And these are the issues that for example, the establishment of group buying by consumers so they increase their bargaining power visa Vee insurance companies, pharmaceutical firms, utility companies fuel buying consumer groups, and also develop an expertise through their full time staff to redress the imbalance of power between corporations and consumers on momentous economic issues. Robert Lipsyte 19:57 Now, I noticed that in in all your list you haven't thrown up against the wall, those issues, crack, AIDS homeless, which generally come up with people say what's going to happen in the 90s. Ralph Nader 20:11 Let me give you an indication of how they're related. One of the things we want to do is start a youth citizen court. Older kids teaching younger kids a proven success in areas where it's been tried around the country. Why isn't it tried more often, we want to try to implement Professor Edgar Kahn's idea which he calls service credit. So the time dollar, where he gets communities establishing a computer bank, and all these millions of Americans who have no money, but they do have time. And if they spend that time, servicing others, they can bank that time in a computer, run by a community group. And then they can get people servicing them. When they need it. For example, older people tutoring younger people, younger people cutting older people's grass, or shoveling your sidewalk, or younger people helping middle class middle aged people, and they transport older people. This is called the service credit time dollar. It's now operating in 10. States programs in 10 states led by Miami, which is generating 8000 hours a month, and people who were for alone in their community because they didn't have money, they had plenty of time, I know actually encouraging others to generate service credit, bank him in the computer, and then get help where they need it. And in return, it's an alternative form of currency. That's why he calls it the time dollar. Now you see how that binds the community and the neighborhood together, no bureaucracy, no tax money needed. But that's the kind of empowerment agenda that we need, including political action committee or campaign finance reform, Robert Lipsyte 21:53 and you think things like that will have impact on age and crack and homelessness. Ralph Nader 21:59 Of course, one of the reasons why there's such desolation at the local level in poor areas is because the government programs haven't worked. There was a study out in Northwestern University recently, which said that 780,000 people receiving government services and welfare in Cook County, Illinois $4.8 billion is going to those people every year. If they all got it in cash, each family would have $18,000 a year which is above the poverty level. Instead 80% of that money never reaches those people. It is absorbed by the welfare bureaucracy and all the other ways to drain off the taxpayers dollar miss you know, Robert Lipsyte 22:40 Mr. Nayar, let me let me ask you this, what so much of what you're saying is, is really personal empowerment, but there's always will be larger forces. And and the things that we've seen recently is the continuing power of the multinational corporation, the increased power of Japan, glass, nose, I mean, these are things that will have impact on the 90s.
WORKING ON Y2K
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FIRESTONE SCRAMBLING TO REPLACE RECALLED TIRES
INTV W/ SUZANNE WOODRUFF OF LIPPINCOTT & MARGULIES PUBLIC RELATIONS FIRM FOR BOB WOODRUFF VO CS ON FIRESTONE TIRE COMPANY HAVING TO RECALL TIRES DUE TO A DEFECT THAT HAS CAUSED MANY ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS
TV TALK SHOWS
Dr. Martin Luther King 1:27:11 I think so I think it has done a very effective job. And I think it's life should definitely be extended. Although this commission has no power to act. It does have subpoena power, and it can bring out to the open into the public things that are not known and that have not been known. I think they have made some excellent studies on discrimination and housing and education in the court system. And in all of the areas where we have glaring expressions of discrimination, both north and south. And I think they have made some verifying recommendations to the President and recommendations to the legislative branch of the government. I think it's very unfortunate that the President has not seen fit. And this is true, President Kennedy and also President Eisenhower. They have not seen fit to take a stand for any of the recommendations that have been made by the Civil Rights Commission Civil Rights Commission that they appointed. David Susskind 1:28:22 Dr King, we have to pause again very briefly. We'll be right back. David Susskind 1:28:28 Dr. King, one of Paul's Zuber suggestion that the NAACP Corps, the Urban League, and the followers of yourself should merge, so as to combat the increasing force of more militant violent groups within the negro community. Dr. Martin Luther King 1:28:46 Well, I would say that these groups need to merge, I think, the most effective the most difficult, I think there are real difficulties in trying to bring all of these groups together into one group. There are problems of constitution and bylaws and all that. But I do think there is a need for these groups, these organizations to move out on a more coordinated basis. I think that is more need for unity among these organizations now than ever before. And I've always felt that even where there can't be absolute uniformity, that can be unity. I think each of these groups serves a real need. And while there may be differences in emphasis, there is an absolute unity in the goals we seek. So I think that there's a great deal that we can do on a coordinated basis, which will give a much more powerful movement and which will cause us to have a force that will be able to come back other developments that are going down a negative path or going another way. David Susskind 1:30:13 I wonder if you would comment on the Supreme Court ruling on May 27. That unwarranted delay in school desegregation will no longer be tolerated. Does this ruling implement to your satisfaction, the deliberate all deliberate speed provision? In the 1954 decision? Will it take deliberate speed to here and now, in your view? Dr. Martin Luther King 1:30:36 Well, I think this was a most significant ruling. And I think it reveals that the Supreme Court is becoming impatient with the delaying tactics and the evasive schemes that are being used by Southern states to keep from complying with the 1954 decision. And I believe this may be the kind of new course of action from the Supreme Court on this issue that will help speed up the process. Now, I think it has to be done through getting the president to see the necessity of standing up as firmly as the judicial branch of the government. But I welcome this decision. And I've said all along that these new evasive schemes that are being used can just hold us back many, many years. And it will keep us from really reaching the goal of thoroughly integrated schools by this decision, the Supreme Court makes it clear that that token integration really has nothing but a new evasive scheme with covered up with certain niceties of complexity. And I'm sure that as other decisions go up to the Supreme Court where you have these unnecessary delays, it will continue to clarify its position. David Susskind 1:32:04 Dr King earlier in this program, you commented that you thought the President not being in the country at the point of the civil rights legislation battle getting underway, was not right. Do you think would you go further and say that if the President were to absent himself during the struggle, you would consider it a dereliction of his duty to the basic civil rights struggle in this country? Dr. Martin Luther King 1:32:26 Well, I would say, I know the President has to be concerned about foreign policy and our whole stance and international relations, as well as domestic issues. But I frankly, I don't see what this particular tour will accomplish. And I don't see the need to the point of being so great, that he should leave at this time. And I think at this point, that if he leaves, he would be during a grave disservice to the nation. And to all of the people that he's representing and to the civil rights movement. I think he would, because there is no basic accomplishment that could take place now that could not take place later on. David Susskind 1:33:20 And perhaps the civil rights struggle in the Congress could not be won without him,
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George W Bush Speech - Pt. 2
RICHARD NIXON ADDRESSES HIS PERSONALITY
In New Hampshire, presidential candidate Richard Nixon tells a reporter that he's "really the most difficult man in the world when it comes to a so-called public relations firm."
A futuristic hotel
Injam Production
SLAVERY SOFTWARE
A COMPUTER GAME ABOUT RUNAWAY SLAVES BROUGHT SO MANY PROTESTS FROM PARENTS AND STUDENTS IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS THAT MERRILLVILLE SCHOOL OFFICIALS HAVE DECIDED TO STOP USING IT. BLACK PARENTS AND STUDENTS SAID THE ``FREEDOM!'' GAME WAS DEMEANING, NEGATIVE TAUGHT NOTHING ABOUT BLACK CULTURE AND DEPICTED SLAVES AS TALKING IN BROKEN ENGLISH. THE GAME WAS FIRST INSTALLED IN A COMPUTER LAB AT A MERRILLVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OVER THE CHRISTMAS BREAK. THE GAME IS MADE BY A MINNESOTA FIRM WHOSE SPOKESMAN DEFENDED IT AS A USEFUL PART OF INSTRUCTION ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IS WHAT HISTORIANS CALL THE NETWORK OF SYMPATHIZERS AND SAFE HOUSES BLACK SLAVES USED IN THEIR FLIGHTS NORTHWARD TOWARD FREEDOM. HOWEVER, THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS LOGGED ABOUT ``FREEDOM!'' RESULTED IN THE PRODUCER ANNOUNCING WEDNESDAY THAT IT WOULD DISCONTINUE DISTRIBUTION OF THE GAME. MERRILLVILLE SCHOOL CORP. SUPERINTENDENT ROBERT J. SCHRENKER SAID THURSDAY THAT THE GAME MUST HAVE SOME MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES OR IT NEVER WOULD HAVE MADE IT TO THE MARKET. BUT HE SAID PROTESTING PARENTS FELT IT ``TRIVIALIZED THE PAIN AND AGONY THAT SLAVES ENDURED IN TRYING TO ESCAPE TO FREEDOM.'' THE GAME WAS JUST ONE MORE SLIGHT TO BLACKS BY MERRILLVILLE SCHOOLS, SAID DARROLYN I. SHARP, WHOSE DAUGHTER ATTENDS FIELER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. SHE SAID THE SCHOOL SYSTEM IS INSENSITIVE TO THE BLACK CULTURE, LACKS BLACK TEACHERS AND DOES NOT TEACH BLACK HISTORY. ABOUT 368 OR 6.5 PERCENT OF THE DISTRICT'S 5,600 STUDENTS ARE BLACK. MERRILLVILLE IS A COMMUNITY THAT HAS GROWN ON THE FRINGE OF PREDOMINANTLY BLACK GARY. ABOUT 45 PARENTS AND STUDENTS MET WITH OFFICIALS FOR NEARLY TWO HOURS AT FIELER LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER A PARENT COMPLAINED ABOUT THE GAME. THE GAME IS MADE BY MINNESOTA EDUCATION COMPUTING CORP. OF MINNEAPOLIS. A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COMPANY, DEAN A. KEPHART, SAID IT IS AN INSTRUCTIONAL TOOL AND NOT ABOUT SLAVERY AS SUCH. SHARP'S DAUGHTER, ALZIA, 19, WHOSE SIBLING ATTENDS FIELER, SAID THE GAME ``IS JUST NEGATIVE.'' DESCRIBING THE GAME, ALZIA SAID. ``YOU'RE A SLAVE AND YOU'RE RUNNING, TRYING TO GET FREE. IF YOU'RE CAPTURED, YOU GET BEATEN, CHAINED AND TAKEN BACK TO THE MASTER, OR YOU CAN BE KILLED.''
Barbara - Kurth
Telephone interview with Barbara Kurth, ex-Fagan wife who claims she hates the deal that gave Fagan no jail time and she was set up by the D.A.