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বাংলাদেশের সীমান্ত নিরাপত্তা এবং জাতীয় সার্বভৌমত্ব

মেজর ফারুক (অবঃ)

ভূমিকা

 

নির্দিষ্ট সীমান্ত একটি রাস্ট্রের মৌলিক বৈশিষ্টের কয়েকটির মধ্যে অন্যতম। সুনির্দিষ্ট সীমান্ত বিহীন কোন রাস্ট্রের অস্তিত্বই কল্পনা করা যায়না। এজন্য একটি রাস্ট্রের পক্ষে – সীমান্ত চিহ্নিত করে তার যথাযথ সংরক্ষন যেমন জরুরী, তেমনি জরুরী – সে সীমান্তের মধ্য দিয়ে যে কোন বহিঃশক্তির আগ্রাসন, অনুপ্রবেশ, অবাধ চলাচল, চোরাচালান, মানব পাচার ইত্যাদি প্রতিরোধ এবং নিয়ন্ত্রন করা।

 

সাবেক পূর্ব পাকিস্তানের ভূখন্ডকেই আমরা মুক্তিযুদ্ধের মাধ্যমে ১৯৭১ সালের ১৬ই ডিসেম্বর থেকে স্বাধীন ভূমি হিসেবে লাভ করেছি।

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১৯৭৪ সালের মুজিব-ইন্দিরা স্বাক্ষরিত সীমান্ত চুক্তি মোতাবেক বাংলাদেশের বেরুবাড়ী ছিটমহলটি সংবিধান সংশোধন করে ভারতকে হস্তান্তর করা হয়; বিনিময়ে ভারত বাংলাদেশকে তার ছিটমহল আংগরপোতা-দহগ্রামে যাবার জন্য ৩ বিঘা করিডোর হস্তান্তরের কথা ছিল; কিন্তু গত ৪০ বছরেও ভারত সেই ৩ বিঘা করিডোর বাংলাদেশকে হস্তান্তর করেনি।

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আন্তর্জাতিক পর্যায়ে চুক্তি স্বাক্ষর করেও সে চুক্তিকে অমান্য করা এবং প্রতিবেশী দেশের উপর অর্থনৈতিক, বাণিজ্যিক, প্রাকৃতিক, সামরিক, রাজনৈতিক, কুটনৈতিক ইত্যাদি নানাবিধ বৈরী আচরন করে লক্ষ্যস্হ প্রতিবেশীকে তার নিয়ন্ত্রনে রাখার কৌশল অবলম্বন – ভারতের ভূরাজনৈতিক স্বার্থ রক্ষার উদ্দেশ্য চানক্য কুটনীতির বিষয় বলেই প্রতীয়মান।

 

আর ভৌগোলিকভাবে ৩ দিক থেকেই ভারত দ্বারা পরিবেষ্টিত বিধায় ভারতের বৈরী আচরন ও আগ্রাসনের শিকার বাংলাদেশ।

 

সীমান্তে আগ্রাসন

 

সীমান্তে ভারতের কাছ থেকে বাংলাদেশ যে সব বৈরী আচরণের শিকার হচ্ছে- তার কিছু উদাহরন হলোঃ

 

(১) সীমান্তে বিএসএফ কর্তৃক বাংলাদেশী মানুষ হত্যা করা।

(২) সীমান্ত দিয়ে মাদক দ্রব্য ও বেআইনী অস্ত্র পাচার করা।

(৩) সীমান্ত দিয়ে ব্যাপক চোরাচালান।

(৪) সীমান্ত দিয়ে অনুপ্রবেশ করে অপহরণ, ধর্ষণ, নির্যাতন ইত্যাদি অপরাধ করা।

(৫) বাংলাদেশের সীমান্তরক্ষী বাহিনীর নিরাপত্তা চৌকিতে হামলা করা যেমন- রৌমারীতে তকালীন বিডিআর পোস্টে আক্রমন করা হয়েছিল।

(৬) বাংলাদেশের সীমান্ত সংলগ্ন ভূমি দখল করা।

(৭) বাংলাদেশের সমূদ্র সীমায় জাগরিত তালপট্টি দীপ দখল করন।

(৮) বাংলাদেশের সমূদ্র সীমার দুই-তৃতীয়াংশ জুড়ে ভারতের অবৈধ দাবী উত্থাপন।

(৯) বছরে প্রায় ২২০০০ নারী ও শিশুকে পাচার করে তাদেরকে ভারতের বিভিন্ন পতিতালয়ে এবং কল-কারখানায় দাস হিসেবে ব্যবহার করা।

(১০) বেরুবারীর বদলে তিন বিঘা করিডোর হস্তান্তর না করা-ইত্যাদি।

 

বাংলাদেশের সার্বভৌমত্বের বিরুদ্ধে আঘাত স্বরুপ যে-সব কর্মকান্ড ভারত এ যাবত গ্রহণ করেছে সেগুলো হলোঃ

 

(১) ১৯৭১ সালেই মুক্তিযুদ্ধ চলাকালীন ভারত বাংলাদেশের প্রবাসী সরকারকে বাধ্য করে ৭ দফা চুক্তি স্বাক্ষরে- যার মাধ্যমে বাংলাদেশের মর্যাদা একটি সার্বভৌমত্বহীন রাস্ট্রে নামিয়ে আনা হয়।

 

(২) ১৯৭১ সালে ৯ মাস  ব্যাপী মুক্তিযুদ্ধে আমাদের লক্ষাধিক মুক্তিসেনা এবং পুরো জাতি যে সংগ্রাম ও ত্যাগ তিতীক্ষা বরন করেছে তাকে অস্বীকার করে পাকিস্তানী বাহিনীকে পরাজিত করার একক দাবীদার হিসেবে ভারত নিজেকে আবির্ভূত করে । কিন্তু বাস্তবতা হলো এই যে- বাংলাদেশের লক্ষাধিক মুক্তিযোদ্ধা এবং পুরো জাতি মিলে পাকিস্তানী বাহিনীকে পর্যুদস্ত না করলে এবং যৌথ বাহিনীকে সমর্থন না করলে – ভারত কোন দিনই পাকিস্তানী বাহিনীকে পরাস্ত করতে পারতো না।

 

(৩) মুজিব-ইন্দিরা স্বাক্ষরিত ২৫ বছরের গোলামী চুক্তির মাধ্যমে বাংলাদেশের প্রতিরক্ষা ও পররাস্ট্র নীতি ভারতের উপর নির্ভরশীল করা হয়েছিল।

 

(৪) ভারত ১৯৭৫ সালের পর কাদেরীয়া বাহিনীকে বাংলাদেশের সীমান্ত এলাকায় দীর্ঘদিন যাবত হামলা পরিচালনায় সহায়তা দিয়েছে।

 

(৫) ভারতের কোলকাতায় বসে ‘বঙ্গভুমি আন্দোলন’ নামক বাংলাদেশ বিরোধী বিচ্ছিন্নতাবাদী গ্রুপ মিটিং মিছিল ও সভা–সমাবেশ করে, যাদের দাবী – বাংলাদেশের দক্ষিন-পশ্চিমাঞ্চলে একটি হিন্দু রাস্ট্র গঠন করা।

 

(৬) ভারত বাংলাদেশের পার্বত্য চট্টগ্রামের বিচ্ছিন্নতাবাদী চাকমা সন্ত্রাসীদেরকে দীর্ঘদিন যাবত অস্ত্র, গোলাবারুদ, রসদ, আশ্রয় ও প্রশিক্ষণ দিয়ে পার্বত্য চট্টগ্রামে প্রায় ৩৫০০০ মানুষকে হত্যা করতে সহায়তা করেছে। ভারতের মাটিতে বসে তারা আজো বাংলাদেশ বিরোধী প্রপাগান্ডা চালাচ্ছে। বাস্তবে এটি হলো বাংলাদেশের বিরুদ্ধে ভারতের প্রক্সি যুদ্ধ।

 

(৭)  ভারতীয় সীমান্তরক্ষী বাহিনী কর্তৃক পাখির মত গুলি করে বাংলাদেশী নাগরিকদের হত্যা করা হয়। মানবাধিকার সংগঠন ‘অধিকার’-এর রিপোর্ট অনুযায়ী – ২০০০ সালের জানুয়ারীর প্রথম থেকে চলতি ২০১১ সালের আগষ্টের ৩১ তারিখ পর্যন্ত ভারত ৯৯৮ জনকে হত্যা, ৯৯৬ জনকে আহত,  ৯৫৭ জনকে অপহরন, ২২৬ জনকে গ্রেফতার এবং ১৪ জনকে ধর্ষণ করেছে।

 

(৮) ভারত বাংলাদেশকে কাঁটাতারের বেড়া দ্বারা ঘিরে ফেলে পৃথিবীর বৃহত্তম কারাগারে পরিণত করেছে।

 

(৯) ভারত বাংলাদেশে প্রবেশকারী ৫৪ টি আন্তর্জাতিক নদীর উপর বাঁধ নির্মাণ করেছে এবং টিপাইমুখ বাঁধ নির্মাণের পরিকল্পনা হাতে নিয়েছে- যা বাংলাদেশের বৃহত্তম সিলেট অঞ্চলকে মরুভুমিতে পরিণত করবে।

 

(১০) ভারত ফারাক্কা বাঁধের মাধ্যমে গঙ্গা নদীর পানি উজানে প্রত্যাহার করে নিচ্ছে। ১৯৯৬ সালে আওয়ামী সরকার গ্যারান্টি ক্লজ ও আন্তর্জাতিক মধ্যস্ততার বিধান ছাড়াই গঙ্গা চুক্তিতে স্বাক্ষর করে কিন্তু এযাবত কোন বছরেই ভারত বাংলাদেশকে পানির ন্যায্য হিস্যা দেয়নি। এছাড়া, একসাথে ফারাক্কার সবগুলো গেইট খুলে দিয়ে প্রতি বছর বাংলাদেশে কৃত্রিম বন্যা সৃষ্টি করছে। ফারাক্কা বাঁধের কারনে বাংলাদেশের নদীতে নাব্যতা কমে অনেক নদী সরু খালে পরিনত হয়েছে; উত্তরাঞ্চলে দেখা দিয়েছে মরুকরণ,আর্সেনিকে আক্রান্ত হয়েছে প্রায় অর্ধ কোটি মানুষ।

 

(১১) ভারত হাসিনা সরকারের সহায়তায় বাংলাদেশকে তার গোয়েন্দা বাহিনীর বিচরণ ক্ষেত্রে পরিণত করেছে; বাংলাদেশের ভিতর থেকেই ‘র’ এর সদস্যরা এখন হরহামেশা মানুষ ধরে নিয়ে যায়।

 

(১২) ভারত ‘ব্যাগ ভরতি টাকা এবং মন্ত্রনা’ দিয়ে বাংলাদেশের গত নির্বাচন তথা রাজনীতিতে হস্তক্ষেপ করেছে বলে লন্ডনের ‘ইকোনোমিষ্ট’ পত্রিকা তথ্য বের করেছে।

 

(১৩) ভারত জেএমবি নামক উগ্রবাদী গোষ্ঠী তৈরীতে মদদ দিয়ে বাংলাদেশকে তথাকথিত ইসলামী জঙ্গীদের দেশ হিসেবে বহিঃর্বিশ্বে উপস্থাপন করতে চায়।

(১৪) ভারতের গোয়েন্দা সংস্থা বাংলাদেশের সবচেয়ে জনপ্রিয় প্রেসিডেন্ট জিয়াউর রহমানকে হত্যার পরিকল্পনা হাতে নিয়েছিল বলে ভারতীয় লেখকেরাই এখন স্বীকার করছেন।

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ভারতের গোয়েন্দা সংস্থা 'র'

(১৫) বাংলাদেশের সার্বভৌমত্ব বিরোধী করিডোর সুবিধা আদায়ের উদ্দেশ্যে ভারত  ‘সহযোগিতার জন্য কাঠামো চুক্তি’ স্বাক্ষর করেছে এবং বাংলাদেশের সকল সেক্টরে অনুপ্রবেশের সুযোগ হাতিয়ে নিয়েছে। এর ফলে বাংলাদেশের অর্থনৈতিক স্বার্থ, নিরাপত্তা ও সার্বভৌমত্ব দারুনভাবে ব্যাহত হবে।

 

(১৬) ভারত তার উত্তর-পূর্বাঞ্চলের স্বাধীনতা আন্দোলন দমন এবং বিতর্কিত অরুণাচল প্রদেশ নিয়ে চীনের সাথে সম্ভাব্য সংঘর্ষে বাংলাদেশের ভূমিকে ব্যবহার করার পরিকল্পনা নিয়ে তার সামরিক কার্যক্রমে বাংলাদেশকে জড়িয়ে ফেলার পরিকল্পনা নিয়েছে- এবং এ উদ্দেশ্যে বাংলাদেশের বুক চিড়ে তার সামরিক বহর চলাচলের জন্য করিডোর সুবিধা আদায় করেছে।

 

(১৭) বিএসএফ কর্তৃক বাংলাদেশী নাগরিকদের হত্যা করা হলেও সেসব হত্যাকান্ডকে স্বাভাবিক মৃত্যু বলে আক্ষায়িত করার জন্য ভারতীয় বিএসএফ প্রধান ঢাকায় বসে নছিহত করে গেছেন।

 

সরকারের প্রতি প্রস্তাবিত আহবানঃ

 

ভারতের উপরোল্লেখিত আচরনের প্রেক্ষিতে বাংলাদেশের সীমান্ত নিরাপত্তা এবং জাতীয় সার্বভৌমত্ব রক্ষার জন্য সরকারের প্রতি নিম্নোক্ত আহবান জানানো জরুরীঃ

 

(ক) সীমান্তে হত্যা, নির্যাতন, অপহরন, ধর্ষণ ইত্যাদি মানবাধিকার লংঘনের বিরুদ্ধে শক্ত কুটনৈতিক প্রতিবাদ জানানো এবং এসব অপরাধ বন্ধ না হলে জাতিসংঘের শরণাপন্ন হওয়া;

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(খ) সীমান্তে ভূমি দখল, সশস্ত্র আগ্রাসন এবং সামরিক স্থাপনা নির্মান থেকে ভারতকে বিরত রাখা এবং কোন ভূমি ভারতের কাছে হস্তান্তরকরণ থেকে বিরত থাকা;

 

(গ) বাংলাদেশের অর্থনীতি, কৌশলগত নিরাপত্তা এবং জাতীয় সার্বভৌমত্ব পরিপন্থী করিডোর প্রদানের কার্যক্রম থেকে ফিরে আসা;

 

(ঘ) গঙ্গা পানি চুক্তি অনুসারে পানির ন্যায্য হিস্যা আদায়ে কার্যকরী ব্যবস্থা গ্রহন, টিপাইমূখ বাঁধ নির্মানে ভারতকে বিরত রাখা, স্থল ও সমূদ্র সীমানায় ভারতকে অন্যায্য দাবী-দাওয়া তোলা থেকে বিরত রাখা এবং ফারাক্কা বাঁধের কারনে ক্ষতিপূরন আদায়ের ব্যবস্থা নেয়া;

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প্রস্তাবিত টিপাইমূখ বাঁধ

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(ঙ) মুজিব-ইন্দিরা চুক্তি অনুযায়ী ১৯৭৪ সালে বেরুবাড়ী হস্তান্তরের বিনিময়ে ৩ বিঘা করিডোর সম্পূর্নভাবে বিনিময় করতে এবং তালপট্টি দ্বীপ ভারতের দখলমুক্ত করতে কার্যকরী ব্যবস্থা গ্রহন;

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(চ) সীমান্তে চোরাচালান ও মানব পাচার বন্ধকরণ; এযাবত বিএসএফ এর হাতে ক্ষতিগ্রস্থদের জন্য আন্তর্জাতিক নিয়মানুসারে ক্ষতিপূরন আদায়ের ব্যবস্থা করন;

 

(ছ) ভারতের উত্তর পূর্বাঞ্চলীয় রাজ্যসমূহে চলমান স্বাধীনতা আন্দোলন দমনে এবং চীনের সাথে ভারতের সম্ভাব্য কোন সামরিক সংঘর্ষে বাংলাদেশের ভূমি ব্যবহারের ভারতীয় পরিকল্পনার অংশ হওয়া থেকে বিরত থাকা;

 

(জ) পার্বত্য চট্টগ্রামের সশস্ত্র বিচ্ছিন্নতাবাদীদেরকে সাহায্য-সহযোগিতা দান থেকে বিরত থাকতে প্রতিবেশী রাস্ট্রের সাথে দক্ষ কুটনৈতিক ব্যবস্থা গ্রহন;

 

(ঝ) তিস্তার পানি বন্টন চুক্তিকে করিডোর প্রদানের সাথে সম্পরকিত না করা এবং ভবিষ্যতে তিস্তা চুক্তিতে গ্যারান্টি ক্লজ ও আন্তর্জাতিক মধ্যস্থতার ব্যবস্থা রাখা;

 

(ঞ) পিলখানায় ৫৭ জন অফিসারকে হত্যার পেছনের ষড়যন্ত্রকারীদেরকে সনাক্ত করতে কার্যকরী ব্যবস্থা গ্রহন এবং সীমান্তের ৮ কিঃ মিঃ এলাকা থেকে পুলিশ-র‍্যাব তুলে এনে সীমান্তকে আরো অরক্ষিত করা থেকে বিরত থাকা;

 

( ট) বাংলাদেশে ভারতীয় গোয়েন্দা সংস্থা ‘র’ এর সকল কার্যক্রম বন্ধ করা এবং বাংলাদেশের অভ্যন্তরীন রাজনীতিতে ‘ব্যাগভরতি টাকা ও শলাপরামর্শ’ দিয়ে হস্তক্ষেপ করা থেকে ভারতকে বিরত রাখা।

 

(ঠ) সদ্য স্বাক্ষরিত ‘সহযোগিতার জন্য কাঠামো চুক্তি’ অনুসারে বাংলাদেশের সকল সেক্টরে ভারতীয় অনুপ্রবেশের সুযোগ সৃষ্টিকরন থেকে বিরত থাকা।

 

তারিখঃ ১৬ অক্টোবর ২০১১।

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Pakistan and “The Haqqani Network” : The Latest Orchestrated Threat to America and The End of History

by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | Global Research,

Have you ever before heard of the Haqqanis? I didn’t think so. Like Al Qaeda, about which no one had ever heard prior to 9/11, the “Haqqani Network” has popped up in time of need to justify America’s next war–Pakistan.

President Obama’s claim that he had Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden exterminated deflated the threat from that long-serving bogyman. A terror organization that left its leader, unarmed and undefended, a sitting duck for assassination no longer seemed formidable. Time for a new, more threatening, bogyman, the pursuit of which will keep the “war on terror” going.

Now America’s “worst enemy” is the Haqqanis. Moreover, unlike Al Qaeda, which was never tied to a country, the Haqqani Network, according to Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, is a “veritable arm” of the Pakistani government’s intelligence service, ISI. Washington claims that the ISI ordered its Haqqani Network to attack the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 13 along with the US military base in Wadak province.

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Washington claims that the ISI ordered its Haqqani Network to attack the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of the Armed Services committee and one of the main Republican warmongers, declared that “all options are on the table” and gave the Pentagon his assurance that in Congress there was broad bipartisan support for a US military attack on Pakistan.

As Washington has been killing large numbers of Pakistani civilians with drones and has forced the Pakistani army to hunt for Al Qaeda throughout most of Pakistan, producing tens of thousands or more of dislocated Pakistanis in the process, Sen. Graham must have something larger in mind.

The Pakistani government thinks so, too. The Pakistani prime minister,Yousuf Raza Gilani, called his foreign minister home from talks in Washington and ordered an emergency meeting of the government to assess the prospect of an American invasion.

 Meanwhile, Washington is rounding up additional reasons to add to the new threat from the Haqqanis to justify making war on Pakistan: Pakistan has nuclear weapons and is unstable and the nukes could fall into the wrong hands; the US can’t win in Afghanistan until it has eliminated sanctuaries in Pakistan; blah-blah.

Washington has been trying to bully Pakistan into launching a military operation against its own people in North Waziristan. Pakistan has good reasons for resisting this demand. Washington’s use of the new “Haqqani threat” as an invasion excuse could be Washington’s way of overcoming Pakistan’s resistance to attacking its North Waziristan province, or it could be, as some Pakistani political leaders say, and the Pakistani government fears, a “drama” created by Washington to justify a military assault on yet another Muslim country.

Over the years of its servitude as an American puppet, the Pakistan government has brought this on itself. Pakistanis let the US purchase the Pakistan government, train and equip its military, and establish CIA interface with Pakistani intelligence. A government so dependent on Washington could say little when Washington began violating its sovereignty, sending in drones and special forces teams to kill alleged Al Qaeda, but usually women, children, and farmers. Unable to subdue after a decade a small number of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, Washington has placed the blame for its military failure on Pakistan, just as Washington blamed the long drawn-out war on the Iraqi people on Iran’s alleged support for the Iraqi resistance to American occupation.

Some knowledgeable analysts’ about whom you will never hear in the “mainstream media,” say that the US military/security complex and their neoconservative whores are orchestrating World War III before Russia and China can get prepared. As a result of the communist oppression, a signifiant percentage of the Russian population is in the American orbit. These Russians trust Washington more than they trust Putin. The Chinese are too occupied dealing with the perils of rapid economic growth to prepare for war and are far behind the threat.

War, however, is the lifeblood of the profits of the military/security complex, and war is the chosen method of the neoconservatives for achieving their goal of American hegemony.

Pakistan borders China and former constituent parts of the Soviet Union in which the US now has military bases on Russia’s borders. US war upon and occupation of Pakistan is likely to awaken the somnolent Russians and Chinese. As both possess nuclear ICBMs, the outcome of the military/security complex’s greed for profits and the neoconservatives’ greed for empire could be the extinction of life on earth.

The patriots and super-patriots who fall in with the agendas of the military-security complex and the flag-waving neoconservatives are furthering the “end-times” outcome so fervently desired by the rapture evangelicals, who will waft up to heaven while the rest of us die on earth.

This is not President Reagan’s hoped for outcome from ending the cold war.

Source: Pakalert Press

3 NATO Ships Sunk, 15 Senior NATO Personnel Held Captive In Benghazi

Leonor conveys the degree of censorship we are under, how little we are actually being told, from NATO atrocities to NATO losses.

The 15 NATO personnel abducted are talked about at 8 min 35.

 

 

Source: Pakalert Press

Britain’s Biggest Ever Traitor

Red Sonia, Christine Keeler And The Final, Damning Evidence

By Chapman Pincher

Spy: Chapman Pincher is convinced that Roger Hollis had connections with the Soviet secret services

Espionage never ceases, and that applies with particular force to the Russians, whose activities are now almost back to Cold War levels.

While MI5 concentrates on countering terrorism, the Russian intelligence services have increased the number of officers posing as diplomats and trade officials in London, with others in hidden roles.

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Russia's SVR/FSB/GRU Intelligence

Russian bombers are once again probing UK air space. Russian nuclear submarines are testing our sonar defences. The murder of the dissident Russian Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006 suggests that the FSB, the successor to the KGB, is still prepared to indulge in assassination.

In this context, the long decades of betrayal by otherwise respectable Britons, and the appalling penetration by Soviet ‘moles’ of our security services before, during and after the Second World War, expose lessons that must be learnt and applied in the immediate future.

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Their treachery not only threatened British and American forces but placed the whole free world in jeopardy during the Cold War that followed.

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Could ineptitude on such a scale by the British security service be due entirely to incompetence? Or was there at least one longserving penetration agent  –  a ‘supermole’  –  inside MI5, not only supplying the Kremlin with British and American defence and intelligence secrets but also protecting its other spies and agents, whenever practicable, by preventing effective action against them?

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The responsible authorities have consistently ensured that the full truth is withheld. But if one imagines a magic compass that could be placed over any suspicious set of circumstances affecting MI5’s counter-measures to the Soviet intelligence assault, the needle almost invariably points to the man who served in the agency for 27 years and became its chief.

The serial culpability of Roger Hollis for security disasters can no longer be in doubt.

There was little attention paid in this country when, late in September 2000, Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, awarded the posthumous title ‘Super-agent of Military Intelligence’ to Ursula Beurton, a former British housewife. But the tribute from Putin drew attention to a dark corner of British espionage history that is still the cause of dispute and controversy today.

It was an unprecedented honour for a woman who had already held two Orders of the Red Banner for her activities in several countries, especially in Britain. Here, she is better known by her Soviet code name, Sonia.

Sixties scandal: Hollis learnt of the affair between John Profumo - pictured with his wife Valerie - and Christina Keeler many months before it became public - yet he chose not to warn ministers

Sixties scandal: Hollis learnt of the affair between John Profumo – pictured with his wife Valerie – and Christina Keeler many months before it became public – yet he chose not to warn ministers

For some reason, neither Sonia’s name nor her deeds are mentioned in the recently published The Defence Of The Realm: The Authorised History Of MI5. Yet between 1941 and 1950, Ursula Beurton, who had posed as a German refugee, had been a prime mover in the theft of British and American atomic bomb secrets, passing them directly to her handlers in the Red Army intelligence service, the GRU.

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Late one September night in 1943, she pulled off her most astonishing coup of all from a simple cottage in Oxford. Having taken her miniature high-tech radio transmitter from a cavity in the stone wall of the garden, Sonia, then 36, sat at a kitchen table downstairs. She had laboriously converted the document she had acquired, letter by letter, into code. Then, having rechecked it, she began to tap out her signal in Morse.

The tall aerial she had strung up with the permission of the owner of the house next door  –  ostensibly to serve her large conventional radio set  –  ensured that her efforts reached the Kremlin, where Stalin himself quickly rated her intelligence as of the greatest value.

For the first time, the Russian leadership knew that the US and Great Britain were creating an atomic military alliance  –  and that they were going to hide it from the Soviets, their wartime ally.

The document she transmitted was the top-secret Quebec Agreement between Churchill and Roosevelt, confirming their intention to go into nuclear partnership. It had been signed only 16 days beforehand, with circulation restricted to the very highest chiefs of staff.

Red Sonia: Christine Keeler was also seeing Russian spy Eugene Ivanov at the same time as she was seeing British MP John Profumo

Red Sonia: Christine Keeler was also seeing Russian spy Eugene Ivanov at the same time as she was seeing British MP John Profumo

It is almost inconceivable that Sonia could have achieved this and other spying triumphs without the aid of a senior figure within MI5 itself: tantalising proof that she had a high-level British protector whose name has been withheld to this day by the Russian authorities.

The strangely intertwined careers of Ursula Beurton and Roger Hollis, the failed student who rose to become head of British counter-intelligence, merit more than mere suspicion.

Even by conventional standards, Hollis had a far from unblemished record. From the Forties to the Sixties, the security services were hit with a series of disasters, from the case of the atomic traitor Klaus Fuchs, to the security catastrophe that was the Profumo scandal, and the defections of Donald Maclean, Guy Burgess and Kim Philby, all of whom escaped to the Eastern Bloc with ease.

Throughout this period, the methods used by Hollis and his curious unwillingness to take action were the cause of consternation among many of his colleagues. The serial failings seemed to indicate that deep within the service there was an active Soviet mole who was aiding Russia and hindering Britain.

Even today, thanks to the help of the Russian historian Dr Svetlana Chervonnaya, I am unearthing fresh revelations. We can now prove, for example, that such a double agent did indeed exist. Intelligence messages and a crucial Russian document provided by the former KGB officer Alexander Vassiliev showed that a GRU agent codenamed Elli worked inside British intelligence.

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We can demonstrate that, despite claims to the contrary, Hollis was in charge of Soviet counter-espionage during the Second World War, while the steady release of material from secret Soviet archives is revealing a staggering scale of wartime penetration by Soviet agents. It was thanks in part to a level of competition between the KGB and GUR  –  each running its own spy network  –  that has not until now been understood.

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All of these new findings accord with the guilt of Roger Hollis.

The first clue to the existence of a highly placed Soviet agent was provided in 1945 by a 26-year-old Red Army cipher clerk called Igor Gouzenko who was posted to Canada.

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Red Army cipher clerk Igor Gouzenko

Hating the thought of returning to Moscow, he defected. Under questioning, and in the course of exposing many Canadians, he also revealed he had seen evidence that Moscow ‘had an inside track in MI5’.

He also knew that the code-name of that mole was Elli.

During the course of the wartime period in which Gouzenko was party to Elli messages, there was only one member of MI5 who had access to the relevant files.

This was Roger Hollis, the officer in charge of Soviet counter-espionage, then based at MI5’s wartime HQ in the requisitioned Blenheim Palace.

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The possibility of Hollis being ‘Elli’ was truly frightening, because he remained in MI5 for 27 years, heading it for nine. An MI5 chief who was a Soviet agent would have been privy to almost every state secret, including details of preparations for war.

Many find it hard to believe that Hollis, who was the son of a bishop, could have become a Soviet agent. Born in Wells in 1905, as a teenager Hollis was an assiduous worker. But he led a rumbustious life at Oxford, drinking heavily, and he left the university before taking his degree. Later, he would say he left Oxford of his own choice, but he never gave a satisfactory explanation of why his next move was to seek his fortune in China.

He travelled to Shanghai in 1927 and got a job with the British American Tobacco company. The city was teeming with agents, including many working for the Soviets.

Spy master: Roger Hollis, pictured with his second wife Val after he retired, is Britain's biggest ever traitor, according to Pincher

Spy master: Roger Hollis, pictured with his second wife Val after he retired, is Britain’s biggest ever traitor, according to Pincher

A couple of years later, a 23-yearold slim, dark-haired German girl called Ursula Hamburger arrived in Shanghai, where she was drafted into the network of the local GUR recruiter and given the code name Sonia. She underwent six months of training in wireless telegraphy, including the construction of clandestine transmitters and micro-photography. When qualified, this exceptionally able young woman was told that she was now with the Red Army and had been awarded the rank of captain. She was told that ‘much lay ahead for her’.

It seems likely that Hollis and Sonia met. Hollis became friends with a German man, Arthur Ewert, who was in turn a close friend of Sonia. According to a document seen by a Moscow intelligence source, Sonia later alerted her superiors about the ‘ripeness of Hollis for recruitment’.

Hollis returned to England in 1934 without a job. He failed to get a post with The Times  –  traditionally a recruiting ground for the British security services  –  but through his new wife, Eve Swayne, he met contacts who introduced him to recruiters for MI5.

Hollis remained silent about his past associations with communist friends. Positive vetting did not exist at that time; a ‘good background’ was considered sufficient. He swiftly rose through the ranks and, during the Second World War, found himself in charge of countering Soviet espionage.

Sonia, too, was prospering. Stationed in Switzerland in the late Thirties, she received instructions to secure British nationality by divorcing her husband and marrying one of her English recruits. She did not demur. She applied for a British passport on March 11, 1940, and posed as a Jewish German refugee, stating that she was fearful that Switzerland would be invaded.

Her orders were to establish herself in Oxford. This was just weeks after MI5 had been moved out of London to Blenheim, nine miles away from Oxford.

Official documents have since revealed that certain MI5 officers realised at the time that Sonia’s marriage had been one of convenience to secure nationality and that there was further cause for suspicion as her new husband was himself suspected of espionage. Despite this, Hollis’s supporters have claimed that he could not be blamed for failing to detect her activities, virtually under his nose at Blenheim, because he did not know that she was there.

During the years of her eventual safe retirement in East Germany  –  she slipped out of Britain in 1950  –  Sonia claimed that she came to believe that someone in MI5 had been protecting her.

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Dr Klaus Fuchs

Another memorable figure in the troubled history of the intelligence service was Dr Klaus Fuchs, head of the Department of Theoretical Physics at the atomic energy research establishment based in the village of Harwell, again near Oxford.

Fuchs, another German refugee, had been cleared to work by Hollis and a colleague in 1941, despite warnings from another MI5 officer that Fuchs was ‘very well known in communist circles’. The officer declared: ‘Perhaps, it would be as well to warn the Ministry of Atomic Production of this man’s connections.’

Nothing was done by Hollis, whose inaction in such circumstances was to become his trademark.
Fuchs went on to establish contact with Sonia. It was to her that he passed details of the atomic bomb, on the platform at Banbury station. He gave her more than 100 pages of drawings and formulae.

In one respect, at least, it is a surprise that she could get the information out of Britain. The Radio Security Service had been established to ‘intercept illicit transmissions’ by enemy agents. Illegal transmissions were indeed detected in the Oxford area. MI5 was alerted. But no action was taken.

The day that Sonia transmitted the information  –  September 4  –  was a day when it was highly likely that Hollis was in the Blenheim and Oxford area, vetting scientists for dispatch to America. Indeed, Hollis was in charge of vetting Klaus Fuchs for such a transfer across the Atlantic.

Calamitously, he reported that the scientist was politically inactive and there were no security objections to him.

Not what it seems: 'Buster' Crabb vanished during a reconnaissance mission around a Soviet cruiser in 1956 - fuelling suspicion that the Soviet naval ranks had been tipped off

Not what it seems: ‘Buster’ Crabb vanished during a reconnaissance mission around a Soviet cruiser in 1956 – fuelling suspicion that the Soviet naval ranks had been tipped off

Hollis’s strangely passive understanding of his role in counterespionage was summed up by fellow officer Guy Lidell, who wrote: ‘Roger’s view is that the country is full of evilly intentioned persons but there is no necessity to drag them out of their holes. They had much better be left to rot in obscurity.’

This might explain the level of Soviet penetration. Fresh examples continue to emerge. I can reveal that the combined researches of Dr Chervonnaya and myself have identified James MacGibbon, a well-known figure in the publishing world, as a ‘super agent’ known as Milord, who supplied the Russian Embassy with copious material garnered from the MI6 interception centre at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire.

Milord, who worked in the War Office, stole so much information derived from secret German radio messages that at one point it was proposed that he fill a diplomatic bag with the transcripts. MacGibbon was given the Order of Lenin, one of the highest Soviet honours. But he died in respectability aged 88, his neighbours none the wiser.

Despite a confession, released after his death, the MacGibbon case was entirely ignored in The Authorised History Of MI5.

By 1956, Roger Hollis had risen to become head of MI5. These were difficult years for the service.

The war had seen great intelligence successes against the Nazis, the years after were disastrous.

The ‘Buster’ Crabb case was yet another cause of embarrassment
and suspicion. In 1956, Russian ships arrived in Portsmouth for a diplomatic conference. Both MI5 and MI6 felt that a diver should investigate the underside of the vessels to see how they might be detected by submarines.

Prime Minister Anthony Eden specifically forbade any such action but the agency chiefs  –  and Hollis was among them  –  sent in a trained frogman, Commander Lionel Crabb, known as ‘Buster’, who died in circumstances that remain a matter of claim and counterclaim.

Many speculated he was killed by Russian divers. A still-secret report of an Admiralty Board of Inquiry concluded that due to strong tides and being weighted, he became trapped in the underwater timbers of a jetty and had run out of air.

A shabby cover-up followed, placing full responsibility on the dead man’s shoulders. But the possibility that Crabb’s underwater mission had been betrayed in advance was strengthened in the early Sixties when the KGB defector Anatoli Golitsin volunteered information that Soviet naval intelligence had been warned.

Hollis’s baffling oversights reached an especially curious point during the Profumo scandal, which led to the fall of the Conservative Government and the installation of a Labour administration more acceptable to the Soviet Union.

Defence Minister John Profumo, then 48, met 19-year-old Christine Keeler at Cliveden in 1961 and began an affair. But she was also seeing Soviet attache Eugene Ivanov  –  a spy. The US was then planning to supply West Germany with a new medium-range missile. Ivanov wanted details.

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Russian spy Eugene Ivanov

Christine Keeler later stated that Ivanov had asked her directly to ‘obtain from Profumo the date of delivery of nuclear warheads to Germany’.

Hollis was apprised of her long sexual affair with Profumo and of her association with Ivanov. He could not have failed to appreciate the threat to the Government. But for five months he failed to warn the Prime Minister.

Treachery: Ursula Beurton, one half of the husband and wife team who were key figures in the Soviet ROTE DREI spy ring

Treachery: Ursula Beurton, one half of the husband and wife team who were key figures in the Soviet ROTE DREI spy ring

One MI5 officer warned Hollis in writing: ‘If, in any subsequent inquiries, we were found to have been in possession of this information about Profumo and taken no action on it, we would, I am sure, be subject to much criticism for failing to bring it to light. I suggest that this information be passed to the Prime Minister.’ Hollis responded to this advice by repeating his order that no further action was to be taken. He particularly forbade any attempt to interview Keeler.

Profumo finally made a statement to Parliament, claiming  –  fatally  –  that there had been ‘no impropriety whatsoever’ and his resignation followed. For months Hollis had kept Ivanov’s interest in the atomic matter from the eyes of all Ministers, including the Home Secretary.

In Parliament, Macmillan declared MI5 had kept him ignorant about the relationship between Profumo and Keeler and of her being asked to discover the nuclear weapons date. He threw himself on the sympathy of the House, but left the Chamber crestfallen and dispirited. In 1963, stricken with health problems, he resigned. Both he and Harold Wilson were later convinced the Profumo affair had decided the following year’s election.

Retirement came for Hollis in 1965, at a point when many colleagues as well as senior figures in the CIA were questioning  –  at the very least  –  his competence. He died in 1973, aged 68.

There is an intriguing postscript. A few years ago, I received a brief note from a Michael J. Butt: ‘If you should require further information relating to Roger Hollis, you can contact me.’

Born in 1936, Butt joined the Communist Party in 1960. A fellow member asked if Butt would like to take over his bedsit in North London. It was in a house of a dedicated communist known as Comrade Bridget. Butt moved in and found, as his room was at the front of the house, that he was required to answer the door to callers.

As many of the visitors were well-known communists, he was proud to answer that door. He came to feel he was rubbing shoulders with luminaries. He told me that  –  with one exception  –  all the callers whom he did not know tended to give their names before he let them in. The exception was a slim, round-shouldered, clean-shaven tallish man who wore dark clothes and a large black hat on his rare visits.

Whenever this man visited, Bridget had warned him saying: ‘Someone will be calling tonight.’ The visitor was always alone. The mystery man would say nothing other than ‘good evening’ before proceeding to Bridget’s room.

Butt did not discover the identity of the man until he found my book Too Secret Too Long, which contained rare pictures of Sir Roger Hollis. Photographs of Hollis had not previously been published, as befitted his position as head of MI5. Butt, however, insisted that he was ‘very recognisable’ from the book. I was also astonished to learn that Comrade Bridget was in fact Sonia’s sister. Bridget, too, remained unquestioned by MI5.

Hollis would have been at virtually no risk of being spotted. In those days, the MI5 chief did not have a bodyguard. He also knew that his identity was so secret that no ordinary citizen would recognise him.

Butt had a souvenir too: in 1961, Bridget, in a state of some panic, gave him a compact case containing a Russian-made device that he thought might be a photographic enlarger. She wanted it out of the house.

This was at the time when Ruislip-based Russian spies Peter and Helen Kroger were unmasked, trapped by a Russian-made transmitter. I subsequently found that Butt’s souvenir was indeed a portable enlarger for a darkroom, adapted to enlarge the tiny photographs taken by a Minox espionage camera.

Of course, you will not read about this in The Authorised History Of MI5, which comes illustrated on the front with MI5’s official badge and its motto Regnum Defende  –  The Defence Of The Realm. It has long been said that ‘Rectum Defende’ would be a more effective motto

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The Destabilization of Syria and the Broader Middle East War

by Michel Chossudovsky

What is unfolding in Syria is an armed insurrection supported covertly by foreign powers including the US, Turkey and Israel.

Armed insurgents belonging to Islamist organizations have crossed the border from Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. The US State Department has confirmed that it is supporting the insurgency.

The United States is to expand contacts with Syrians who are counting on a regime change in the country.

This was stated by U.S. State Department official Victoria Nuland. “We started to expand contacts with the Syrians, those who are calling for change, both inside and outside the country,” she said.

Nuland also repeated that Barack Obama had previously called on Syrian President Bashar Assad to initiate reforms or to step down from power.” (Voice of Russia, June 17, 2011)

The destabilization of Syria and Lebanon as sovereign countries has been on the drawing board of the US-NATO-Israel military alliance for at least ten years.

Action against Syria is part of a “military roadmap”, a sequencing of military operations. According to former NATO Commander General Wesley Clark–the Pentagon  had clearly identified Iraq, Libya, Syria and Lebanon as target countries of a US-NATO intervention:

“[The] Five-year campaign plan [included]… a total of seven countries, beginning with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan” (Pentagon official quoted by General Wesley Clark)

In “Winning Modern Wars” (page 130) General Wesley Clark states the following:

“As I went back through the Pentagon in November 2001, one of the senior military staff officers had time for a chat. Yes, we were still on track for going against Iraq, he said. But there was more. This was being discussed as part of a five-year campaign plan, he said, and there were a total of seven countries, beginning with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan.

…He said it with reproach–with disbelief, almost–at the breadth of the vision. I moved the conversation away, for this was not something I wanted to hear. And it was not something I wanted to see moving forward, either. …I left the Pentagon that afternoon deeply concerned.”

The objective is to destabilize the Syrian State and implement “regime change” through the covert support of an armed insurgency, integrated by Islamist militia. The reports on civilian deaths are used to provide a pretext and a justification for humanitarian intervention under the principle “Responsiblity to Protect”.

Media Disinformation

Tacitly acknowledged , the significance of an armed insurrection is casually dismissed by the Western media. If it were to be recognized and analysed, our understanding of unfolding events would be entirely different.

What is mentioned profusely is that the armed forces and the police are involved in the indiscriminate killing of civilian protesters. Press reports confirm, however, from the outset of the protest movement an exchange of gunfire between armed insurgents and the police, with casualties reported on both sides.

The insurrection started in mid March in the border city of Daraa, which is 10 km from the Jordanian border.

The Daraa “protest movement” on March 18 had all the appearances of a staged event involving, in all likelihood, covert support to Islamic terrorists by Mossad and/or Western intelligence. Government sources point to the role of radical Salafist groups (supported by Israel)

Other reports have pointed to the role of Saudi Arabia in financing the protest movement.

What has unfolded in Daraa in the weeks following the initial violent clashes on 17-18 March, is the confrontation between the police and the armed forces on the one hand and armed units of terrorists and snipers on the other which have infiltrated the protest movement.

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What is clear from these initial reports is that many of the demonstrators were not demonstrators but terrorists involved in premeditated acts of killing and arson. The title of the Israeli news report summarizes what happened:  Syria: Seven Police Killed, Buildings Torched in Protests.

(See Michel Chossudovsky, SYRIA: Who is Behind The Protest Movement? Fabricating a Pretext for a US-NATO “Humanitarian Intervention”, http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=24591 Global Research,  May 3, 2011)

The Role of Turkey

The center of the insurrection has now shifted to the small border town of Jisr al-Shughour, 10 km from the Turkish border.

Jisr al-Shughour has a population of 44,000 inhabitants. Armed insurgents have crossed the border from Turkey.

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood are reported to have taken up arms in northwest Syria.

There are indications that Turkish military and intelligence are supporting these incursions.

There was no mass civilian protest movement in Jisr al-Shughour. The local population was caught in the crossfire. The fighting between armed rebels and government forces has contributed to triggering a refugee crisis, which is the center of media attention.

MB Rebels at Jisr al Choughour

Muslim Brotherhood Rebels at Jisr al Shughour Photos AFP June 16, 2011

In contrast, in the nation’s capital Damascus, where the mainstay of social movements is located, there have been mass rallies in support rather than in opposition to the government.

President Bashir al Assad is casually compared to presidents Ben Ali of Tunisia and Hosni Mubarak of Egypt. What the mainstream media has failed to mention is that despite the authoritarian nature of the regime, president Al Assad is a popular figure who has widespread support of the Syrian population.

The large rally in Damascus on March 29, “with tens of thousands of supporters” (Reuters) of President Al Assad was barely mentioned. Yet in an unusual twist, the images and video footage of several pro-government events were used by the Western media to convince international public opinion that the President was being confronted by mass anti-government rallies.

 

Syrians display a giant national flag with a picture of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad during a
pro-government rally at the central bank square in Damascus March 29, 2011. (Reuters Photo)

On June 15, thousands of people rallied over several kilometers on Damascus’ main highway in a march holding up a 2.3 km Syrian flag. The rally was acknowledged by the media and casually dismissed as irrelevant.

Thousands of supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad carry a 2,300-metre-long Syrian flag in a demonstration in  Damascus on Wednesday. The Syrian government is working to stop the spectacle of Syrians fleeing in terror from government troops trying to quell the three-month rebellion.  Muzaffar Salman/Associated Press

AP. Thousands of supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad carry a 2,300-metre-long Syrian flag in a demonstration in Damascus on Wednesday.

While the Syrian regime is by no means democratic, the objective of the US-NATO Israel military alliance is not to promote democracy. Quite the opposite. Washington’s intent is to eventually install a puppet regime.

The objective through media disinformation is to demonize president Al Assad and more broadly to destabilize Syria as a secular state. The latter objective is implemented through covert support of  various Islamist organizations:

Syria is run by an authoritarian oligarchy which has used brute force in dealing with its citizens. The riots in Syria, however, are complex. They cannot be viewed as a straightforward quest for liberty and democracy. There has been an attempt by the U.S. and the E.U. to use the riots in Syria to pressure and intimidate the Syrian leadership. Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, and the March 14 Alliance have all played a role in supporting an armed insurrection.

The violence in Syria has been supported from the outside with a view of taking advantage of the internal tensions… Aside from the violent reaction of the Syrian Army, media lies have been used and bogus footage has been aired. Money and weapons have also been funnelled to elements of the Syrian opposition by the U.S., the E.U….Funding has also been provided to ominous and unpopular foreign-based Syrian opposition figures, while weapons caches were smuggled from Jordan and Lebanon into Syria. (Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, America’s Next War Theater: Syria and Lebanon? http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=25000, Global Research, June 10, 2011)

The joint Israel-Turkey military and intelligence agreement

The geopolitics of this process of destabilization are far-reaching. Turkey is involved in supporting the rebels.

The Turkish government has sanctioned Syrian opposition groups in exile which support an armed insurgency. Turkey is also pressuring Damascus to conform to Washington’s demands for regime change.

Turkey is a member of NATO with a powerful military force. Moreover, Israel and Turkey have a longstanding joint military-intelligence agreement, which is explicitly directed against Syria.

…A 1993 Memorandum of Understanding led to the creation of (Israeli-Turkish) “joint committees” to handle so-called regional threats. Under the terms of the Memorandum, Turkey and Israel agreed “to cooperate in gathering intelligence on Syria, Iran, and Iraq and to meet regularly to share assessments pertaining to terrorism and these countries’ military capabilities.”

Turkey agreed to allow IDF and Israeli security forces to gather electronic intelligence on Syria and Iran from Turkey. In exchange, Israel assisted in the equipping and training of Turkish forces in anti-terror warfare along the Syrian, Iraqi, and Iranian borders.”

Already during the Clinton Administration, a triangular military alliance between the US, Israel and Turkey had unfolded. This “triple alliance”, which is dominated by the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, integrates and coordinates military command decisions between the three countries pertaining to the broader Middle East. It is based on the close military ties respectively of Israel and Turkey with the US, coupled with a strong bilateral military relationship between Tel Aviv and Ankara. ….

The triple alliance is also coupled with a 2005 NATO-Israeli military cooperation agreement which includes “many areas of common interest, such as the fight against terrorism and joint military exercises. These military cooperation ties with NATO are viewed by the Israeli military as a means to “enhance Israel’s deterrence capability regarding potential enemies threatening it, mainly Iran and Syria.” (See Michel Chossudovsky,“Triple Alliance”: The US, Turkey, Israel and the War on Lebanon, August 6, 2006)

Covert  support to armed insurgents out of Turkey or Jordan would no doubt be coordinated under the joint Israel-Turkey military and intelligence agreement.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan with (former) Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (2004)

Dangerous Crossroads: The Broader Middle East War

Israel and NATO signed a far-reaching military cooperation agreement in 2005. Under this agreement, Israel is considered a de facto member of NATO.

If a military operation were to be launched against Syria, Israel would in all likelihood be involved in military undertakings alongside NATO forces (under the NATO-Israel bilateral agreement).  Turkey would also play an active military role.

A military intervention in Syria on fake humanitarian grounds would lead to an escalation of the US-NATO led war over a large area extending from North Africa and the Middle East to Central Asia, from the Eastern Mediterranean to China’s Western frontier with Afghanistan and Pakistan.

It would also contribute to a process of political destabilization in Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine. It would also set the stage for a conflict with Iran.

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Six Principles of Global Manipulation [Video]

In their arrogance, convinced that by 2012 Europe will have become that socialist-like superstate and the global NWO (European Union/North American Union (SPP)(EU/NAU) will be a fact, they will celebrate the historical Venus rising and transit on Solar Maximum 2012 with a NaziGermany style Olympic Games (Berlin -1936) in order to demonstrate the power and reality of this New World Order and their supporters to the entire world.

 

 

What is Globalization?

In the 20th century the human race was confronted with such a natural phenomenon as globalization. Globalization can be defined as the process of concentration of power over all the mankind in one person or a small group. This process has been under way throughout the whole human history and is now near completion. Centuries ago Ancient Egyptian priests became aware that globalization can be controlled. They have worked out the overall principles and patterns of controlling society to achieve their own goals, and headed up this process. Let us take a look at how globalization process is being controlled now.

Principle 6 : Weapon of War

“War is the continuation of politics by other means” — Karl von Clausewitz

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The oldest and fastest way of controlling people has always been the war. The object of any war is the conquest of territories, wealth, human resources or complete elimination of enemy. World history has witnessed a great number of brutal wars.

Principle 5 : Weapon of Genocide

“All the crimes on Earth do not destroy so many of the human race, nor alienate so much property, as drunkenness” — Sir Francis Bacon

The next step in the process of globalization was the transition from “hot wars” waged by ordinary weapons to “cold wars” waged through the so called “cultural co-operation”. It’s possible to completely eliminate or subdue a whole nation to one’s own will by means of such genocide weapons as drugs, alcohol, tobacco, several types of vaccines and genetically modified foods. Yet to keep people unaware of the destructive nature of these weapons they have been disguised as superficially harmless means of relaxation, stress relief, amusement and acquiring immunity to disease. This idea is being inculcated in the minds through culture, mass media, and specially planted proverbs and tokens. In reality these substances are dangerous poisons undermining the genetics of the human species, destroying the human being both morally and physically, wiping out the existing and future generations.

Principle 4 : Economical

“Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes the laws” — Mayer Amschel Rothschild

Globalizers see no point in destroying nations completely. They are better off leaving a part of the slaves’ population alive having subdued its economics to their narrow clannish interests, but also in such the manner that a nation hasn’t the slightest idea of what is really going on. This can be done through universal money and the institution of credit, by means of usurious interest rates that allow the bankers’ clans to receive skyrocketing profits from credit interest without creating any values for the society, while other people, their families, entire nations have to spend their lives paying off debt and essentially become slaves.

Principle 3 : Factual

“There are no facts, only interpretations”– Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

A whole nation or separate social classes can be ruled much more efficiently after being brainwashed with various ideologies, religious dogmas, sociological doctrines and mass media. And if need be at some point in time people start being collided by activation of inherent contradictions using some special techniques such as provocations, assassinations, scandalous news articles, caricatures or deliberate mistakes, which seem to be accidental from outside. For example, we are now witnessing the attempts to set the traditional Islam and Biblical Christianity against each other, despite the belief shared by quite a number of world religions that God, the Creator, the Almighty is One for all creatures of the Earth.

Principle 2 : Chronological

“Look behind in the past more often to avoid big mistakes in the future”– Kozma Prutkov

It is common knowledge that one who has forgotten the history of his Motherland is like a tree with no roots. But what would happen if a whole nation forgot its history or accepted some historical myth imposed on it by external hostile elements.

To quote George Orwell, “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past”.

Rewriting of a nations history inevitably leads to alteration of its future..

Principle 1. Ideological (worldview)

“If you want to defeat your enemy bring up his children”– oriental wisdom

Conquest of a nation will become most steady, effective and almost irreversible if one manages to somehow alter its worldview nationwide, so that the nation willfully serves the interests of the invaders, considering them a part of their normal life.

“This world a hollow pageant you should deem;
All wise men know things are not what they seem;
Be of good cheer, and drink, and so shake off
This vain illusion of a baseless dream”
Omar Khayyam

Example of How Gold Can Be A Protection

Jason Kaspar


During the Civil War, an independent thinker from San Antonio named Edward Steves made a savvy business move that would forever change his fortune and that of his family for generations. He made a bet against a dying currency in favor of the only currency that has never failed.

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Edward and Johanna Steves and Their Three Sons

In Texas, truth and myth are often blurred, as stories of what the human spirit accomplishes are stretched into tall tales for open camp fires and star filled nights. Perhaps the story of Mr. Steves borders on exaggeration. Perhaps not. In either case, the moral offers a profound lesson in wealth preservation and accumulation.

Steves immigrated to the United States in 1849 from Barmen, Elberfeld, Germany. He ventured into the Texas hill country as a farmer with mediocre success as he battled unpredictable weather, threat of local Indians, and rocky soil.  He scraped every penny; and in early 1861, with an entrepreneurial spirit as big as Texas, he spent his entire savings on a newly invented machine – the first mechanical combine to make it to the South Central Texas region. As fate would have it, this machine arrived on the last ship to make it into Galveston, Texas before the Union blockaded the port in July 1861.  After his mechanical contraption arrived in San Antonio, Steves had a monopoly over the local farmers surrounding the area.

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The farmers wanted to pay Steves for the use of his mechanical combine in the local currency, Confederate dollars. He refused. He negotiated to take his payment in kind – a percentage of what his combine would process. Steves then bundled up his portion and regularly set off for Mexico, where he would sell it for gold and silver. This occurred for several years until finally the Civil War ended. The Confederacy collapsed along with the monetary system.  Confederate dollars and Confederate bonds became worthless, sending many individuals into financial ruin.

The end of the Gavelston blockade marked the death of his monopoly, but by that time he had amassed a fortune in gold and silver.  With this fortune, he bought Union dollars and effectively bought back into a working economic system.  In 1866 he launched a lumber company that by 1916 had become the largest millwork operation in the Southwest.  It exists today as Steves & Sons, offering more than 300,000 variations of doors throughout the United States.

In today’s world most individuals, including investment professionals, have very little understanding of the history and purpose of precious metals as a monetary asset.  Monetary systems have come and gone for thousands of years, but our lives are so cloistered that the probability of living through two entirely different monetary systems seems highly unlikely. As the Steves story illustrates, even in the United States monetary systems collapse and evolve.

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Precious Metals

The impetuous drive towards globalism and a “world currency” may impact our monetary system more than even the national debt. Initially, the evolution of a system brings chaos.  People cling to staples . . . land, guns, and food production. As a new system emerges, individuals who have precious metals maintain the capacity to buy back into the new system – buying a home, starting new businesses, regaining the quality of life of the previous system.  After 5,000 years, this continues to remain the ultimate benefit of precious metals. The irony is that a true global currency has always existed in the form of gold and silver.

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Gold is a store of wealth not a generator of wealth

Unless an investor trades precious metals effectively, which very few can do over a long period of time, precious metals do not generate wealth in a functioning economic system. Gold is a store of wealth not a generator of wealth.  It is much better to own thriving companies that produce a superior return over their cost of capital.  Owning businesses that generate a superior return on invested capital is the way to move up the social status in a functioning capitalist system.  Unfortunately, American capitalism has been compromised and is now sputtering.

Ten years ago I would have argued that the probability of an American monetary collapse over the following decade was zero. The next ten years present far less certainty.  One may disagree whether the probability of a collapse over the next ten years is 2%, 25%, or 60%. But the probability is no longer zero. The criticality of gold and silver as an asset class has reemerged.  The Edward Steves story is an illustrative parable of how to build and preserve wealth when economic systems are in flux.

Jason Kaspar is the Chief Investment Officer for Ark Fund Capital Management, focusing on investment and portfolio management. This article first appeared on Gold Shark.

 

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