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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.

191: Russia's SVR/FSB/GRU Intelligence: An Introduction to Today's Russian Intelligence and Counterintelligence Operations and Methodologies

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.


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


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?



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.


The Red Army

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.


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.



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.


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.



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.


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.


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

Treachery, by Chapman Pincher, is published by Mainstream, priced £25. To order a copy at the special price of £18.99 with free p&p, call the Review Bookstore on 08 5 155 0713 or visit MailLife.co.uk/books

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A Nation Who Can Not Count Their Dead Is A Dead Nation

It is pathetic to live with totally unfounded figures. Three millions gives us a count of 11,111 persons dead per day in a nine month period. Not only that, the statistics comes out to be 50 people dead through the actions of each occupying forces.


Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Serajur Rahman, retired deputy head, BBC Bengali Service, London, expressed his surprise and horror at Mujib‘s figure of 3 million Bangladeshi war dead. In a letter to the Guardian, UK, on 24 May 2011, he stated that he mentioned to Mujib, on 8 January 1972, the figure of three lakh (three hundred thousand) as their (BBC’s?) estimate of the death toll in 1971 war, but Mujib in an interview with David Frost, mentioned the figure to be 3 million, which may be a mistranslation or a confusion.  

(However, there are people who think that the figure of 3 million was prompted to Mujib by India. Even after 40 years of the war, there has been no national or international field investigation to determine the death toll figure. Even if it is done now, it has to be done objectively, without political bias and with no scopes for distortions. The published figures, so far, vary greatly. The Hamoodur Rahman commission of Pakistan put the figure as low as 26,000 civilian casualties, whereas published books vary with figures between 200,000 and 3 million.)


Serajur Rahman’s letter to the Guardian, UK, is as follows: 
(Please click to read)




Source : Bangladeshi-Americans Living in New England


Another CIA Blunder – ‘Kidnapped US Lesbian’ In Syria PsyOp Exposed?


  • London woman says photo of U.S. lesbian blogger ‘kidnapped in Syria’ is actually her
  • Jelena Lecic said: ‘I don’t know how this happened, I’ve never met her. This has put me in danger’
  • Blogger’s ‘girlfriend’ admits she’s never met her
  • Story of alleged kidnap was reported across the globe

The reported kidnap of a U.S. lesbian blogger in Syria has come into question after a woman in Britain claimed that photos being used to call for her release are actually her.

Thousands of campaigners joined protest groups after media outlets across the world reported that Amina Arraf, a blogger known for her frank posts about her sexuality and her open criticism of President Bashar Assad had been detained.

But a woman in London came forward today claiming the photos being circulated were actually her, raising questions about the existence of the blogger.

Fake? These photos had been used by the prolific gay blogger
Fake? These photos had been used by the prolific gay blogger
Concerns: Jelena Lecic said that the identity theft has put her in danger
Concerns: Jelena Lecic said that the identity theft has put her in danger

Jelena Lecic found out that pictures of her were being used by the blogger when she saw her photo used next to an article in a British newspaper.

It reported that on Monday the supposed U.S. citizen was bundled into a car by three men in their 20s in civilian clothes in Damascus, the capital of Syria, where homosexuality is illegal.

‘That is absolutely my picture taken in the last year in Paris,’ Miss Lecic told the BBC’s Newsnight.

‘It was [taken] on my birthday. I don’t know how this happened. I was very upset to see my picture.

‘I’ve never met her [Amina]. I’m not part of her blog. I’m not friends with her,’ said the Croatian who is working as an adminstrator at the Royal College in London.

‘I’m very upset because you have privacy settings on Facebook and obviously it doesn’t work because anyone can hijack your picture.

‘This has put me in danger. This person is a gay activist in Syria. I really don’t feel comfortable.’

Stolen identity: Jelena Lecic, who lives in London, said her photo was used alongside stories about the 'missing' Syrian blogger
Stolen identity: Jelena Lecic, who lives in London, said her photo was used alongside stories about the ‘missing’ Syrian blogger

Lesbian blogger? A woman in London said this photo reported to be of blogger Amina Arraf is actually her

Lesbian blogger? A woman in London said this photo reported to be of blogger Amina Arraf is actually her.

Miss Lecic believes that her identity was stolen about a year ago, when her Facebook photographs appeared on another person’s profile.

An activist with the Local Coordination Committees, a group which helps documents the protests calling for an end to the Assad regime, had confirmed to reporters on Tuesday that Arraf had been taken.

But on Wednesday, the same activist said the group had ‘no independent confirmation’ and had reported it based on an entry by Arraf’s cousin on her ‘A Gay Girl in Damascus’ blog and from two people who claimed to be friends but who also got the information from the blog.

‘As far as we know, nobody’s emerged who has actually met her,’ the activist said.

On Tuesday news outlets across the globe reported the story of Amina Arraf, who it was claimed wrote a blog called ‘A Gay Girl in Damascus’, a mixture of erotic prose and updates about Syria’s uprising, including her participation in anti-regime protests.

Campaign: Thousands of people have joined a Facebook group calling for the release of Amina Arraf
Campaign: Thousands of people have joined a Facebook group calling for the release of Amina Arraf,
Gay girl in Damascus: Followers of the blog have started a campaign for her to be freed
Gay girl in Damascus: Followers of the blog have started a campaign for her to be freed.

A person claiming to be her cousin, Rania Ismail, posted on her cousin’s blog, that Arraf  had been taken in a car that had a sticker depicting Assad’s late brother Basel, according to a friend who was nearby and saw what happened.

‘Amina hit one of them,’ her cousin posted on Monday night. ‘One of the men then put his hand over Amina’s mouth and they hustled her into a red Dacia Logan.’

‘We are hoping she is simply in jail and nothing worse has happened to her,’ Miss Ismail wrote.

A woman who had claimed to have been Arraf’s girlfriend has admitted she had never actually met her.

Sandra Bagaria, who had said she ‘crashed to the street’ sobbing when she heard about the kidnapping, had conducted an online relationship with her since January entirely through Internet communications in writing, including more than 500 e-mails.

The protests go on: Hundreds took to the streets in Talbiseh, in the central province of Homs, after it came under attacks from government troops
The protests go on: Hundreds took to the streets in Talbiseh, in the central province of Homs, after it came under attacks from government troops

The day before the supposed blogger was reportedly detained, Arraf wrote:

‘I am complex, I am many things; I am an Arab, I am Syrian, I am a woman, I am queer, I am Muslim, I am binational, I am tall, I am too thin; my sect is Sunni, my clan is Omari, my tribe is Quraysh, my city is Damascus.

In the blog Arraf also said that she was born in Virginia, but no public records with her name or her parents’ names have been found there.

Since the uprising against Assad began in mid-March, a government crackdown has left about 1,300 people dead and more than 10,000 detained, according to human rights groups.

Homosexuality is illegal in Syria and gays are frowned upon by the country’s conservative society. It is rare for gay Arabs to speak openly about their sexuality.

Thousands of people had joined a ‘Free Amina’ Facebook page, calling for her release.


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ইংরেজী উইকির ১৯৭৪ সালের বাংলাদেশের এই দূর্ভিক্ষের উপর Bangladesh famine of 1974 শীর্ষক ৫-৬ লাইনের ছোট লেখাটি পড়ে যে কেউ ৭৪ এর দুর্ভিক্ষের ঘটনাকে গুরুত্বহীন মনে করবেন এবং ভূল তথ্য পাবেন। এর পেছনে যে প্রকৃতপক্ষে সদ্য স্বাধীনতা প্রাপ্ত বাংলাদেশ সরকার ও প্রশাসনের সীমাহীন দূর্নীতি ও লুটপাট, দ্রব্যমূল্যের উর্ধগতি, মুক্তিযুদ্ধে সাহায্যকারী ভারত সরকারের লুটপাট – এরকম কারণগুলো মূলত দায়ী – উইকির নিবন্ধে সে সব কিছুই আসেনি।

উইকির নিবন্ধে দূর্ভিক্ষের জন্য দায়ী করা হয়েছে দু’টি কারণ:১) a combination of natural disasters (cyclones, droughts and floods) in the early 1970’s: আশ্চর্য ব্যাপার! ১৯৭০ এর ঘুর্নিঝড়ের পরপর ১৯৭১ সালের মুক্তিযুদ্ধের ৯ মাসে এদেশের মানুষ না খেয়ে মরেনি। তাহলে ১৯৭০ সালের ঘুর্নিঝড়ের কারণে কেন ১৯৭৪ সালে মানুষ মরবে। পাগলেও একথা বিশ্বাস করবে না। আর কারণ যদি তাই হয়ে থাকে, তাহলে ১৯৭২-৭৪ পর্যন্ত ৩ বছরে বাংলাদেশ সরকার কি করেছিল? (এ আলোচনায় পরে আসছি)২) various local and internationally influenced socio-political factors: the U.S. had withheld 2.2 million tonnes of food aid: মানুষ এতো কান্ডজ্ঞানহীন কিভাবে হয়? আমেরিকর সাহায্যের জন্য কেন আমাদের বসে থাকতে হবে? এরা ১৯৭১ সালে মুক্তিযুদ্ধের বিরুদ্ধে ছিল, হেনরী কিসিন্জার বাংলাদেশকে তলাবিহীন ঝুড়ি উপাধি দিয়েছে, তারা পাকিদের দোসর — কেন বাংলাদেশ সরকার আমেরিকার সাহায্যের আশায় বসেছিল? কেন ভারত-রাশিয়া-ইসরাঈল-ভুটান, যারা বাংলাদেশের প্রাথমিক স্বীকৃতিদাতা, সাহায্য নিয়ে এগিয়ে এলনা? এরাই তো তৎকালীন বাংলাদেশের পরীক্ষিত বন্ধু!

মজার ব্যাপার হলো, socio-political factors গুলোর মধ্যে প্রকৃত কারণগুলো উইকি লিখেনি!


এবার আসুন দেখি ১৯৭৪ সালের দূর্ভিক্ষের জন্য তৎকালীন বাংলাদেশ সরকার ও ভারতীয় আগ্রাসন কতটুকু দায়ী।

১) ৫০০০ কোটি টাকার সম্পদ ভারতে পাচার:

দুইশ বছরের ব্রিটিশ সাম্রাজ্যবাদ যা পারেনি, ২৫ বছরে পাকিরা যা করার সাহস পায়নি, মাত্র ৩ বছরে হিন্দুস্হানী মাড়োয়ারী বঙ্গবন্ধুরা (!) তাই করেছে। লুটপাটের খতিয়ান:ক. ধান-চাল-গম (৭০-৮০ লাখ টন, গড়ে ১০০ টাকা ধরে): ২১৬০ কোটি টাকা।

খ. পাট (৫০ লাখ বেলের উপরে): ৪০০ কোটি টাকা।

গ. ত্রাণ-সামগ্রী পাচার: ১৫০০ কোটি টাকা।

ঘ. যুদ্ধাস্ত্র, ঔষধ, মাছ, গরু, বনজ সম্পদ: ১০০০ কোটি টাকা।


সর্বমোট: ৫০০০ কোটি টাকা (প্রায়) (সূত্র: জনতার মুখপত্র, ১ নভেম্বর ১৯৭৫)ভারতীয় অমৃতবাজার দৈনিক (১২ মে ১৯৭৪) থেকে, ভারত সরকার ২-২.৫ শত রেলওয়ে ওয়াগন ভর্তি অস্ত্র-শস্ত্র স্হানান্তর করেছে, যার বাজার মূল্য আনুমানিক ২৭০০ কোটি টাকা। এছাড়াও, চীন থেকে জয়দেবপুর অর্ডিনেন্স ফ্যাক্টরী থেকে অস্ত্র নির্মানের কোটি কোটি টাকার যন্ত্রপাতি ভারতে স্হানান্তরিত হয়। (অলি আহাদ: জাতীয় রাজনীতি ১৯৪৫ থেকে ‘৭৫, পৃ:৫২৮-৫৩১)

২) পাটের মুকুট স্হানান্তর:

বাংলাদেশের পরিবর্তে রাতারাতি আন্তর্জাতিক বাজারে পাটের মুকুট পরল ভারত। ফারাক্কা চুক্তির নামে বাংলাদেশকে মরুভূমি করার চক্রান্ত, টাকা বদলের নামে অর্থনীতি ধ্বংস, বর্ডার বাণিজ্যের নামে ভারতের বস্তপঁচা মালের বাজার। বাংলাদেশের শিল্প কারখানা থেকে যন্ত্রাংশ চুরি করে আগরতলায় পাঁচটি নতুন পাটকল স্হাপন! (আখতারুল আলম, দু:শাসনের ১৩৩৮ রজনী, পৃ: ১১৫-১১৬)

৩) সৌখিন দেশপ্রেমিকদের অর্থনৈতিক শোষণ:

স্বাধীনতার পর কি হলো? এক সংঘবদ্ধ প্রচেষ্টা চলল অর্থনীতি ধ্বংসের। উৎপাদন কমে গেল, শ্রমিক অসন্তোষ বেড়ে গেল। কলকারখানা ধ্বংস হলো। গুপ্ত হত্যা শুরু হল। কোন এক অশুভ শক্তি যেন বাংলার মানুষকে নিয়ে রক্তের হোলি খেলায় মেতে উঠল। সেসব সৌখিন মানুষ চারখার করে দিল বাংলার মানুষের স্বপ্নসাধ। চোরা কারবারের লাইন তারা আগেই করে রেখেছিল। প্রত্যক্ষভাবে জড়িত সরকারী কর্মচারী, অসাধু ব্যবসায়ী ও রাজনৈতিক নেতৃবৃন্দ। সরকারী সমর্থনপুষ্ট না হলে এমন অবৈধ ব্যবসা সম্ভব না … শুধু তাই নয়, ভেজালে চেয়ে গেল সারা দেশ।

দীর্ঘ ৩ টি বছর আমরা এমনটি প্রত্যক্ষ করেছি। আমাদের চোখের সামনে চাল-পাট পাচার হয়ে গেছে সীমান্তের ওপারে, আর বাংলার অসহায় মানুষ ভিক্ষার ঝুলি নিয়ে বিশ্বের দ্বারে দ্বারে। (মেজর অব: মো: রফিকুল ইসলাম বীরোত্তম: :শাসনের ১৩৩৮ রজনী, পৃ: ১১৯-১২৬)

৪) শক্তিশালী চোরাচালানী সিন্ডিকেট:

সীমান্তের ১০ মাইল এলাকা ট্রেডের জন্য উম্মুক্ত করে দেয়া হলো। এর ফলে ভারতের সাথে চোরাচালানের মুক্ত এলাকা গড়ে উঠে। পাচার হয়ে যায় দেশের সম্পদ। (আবুল মনসুর আহমদ: আমার দেখা রাজনীতির ৫০ বছর, পৃ: ৪৯৮)

এর ফলে চোরাচালানীদের যে শক্তিশালী সিন্ডিকেট গড়ে উঠেছিল, তা আজও আছে এবং তা দেশের অনুন্নত অর্থনীতির জন্য দায়ী।

৫) তাজুদ্দীন কর্তৃক মুদ্রামান হ্রাস:

এক অভাবনীয় ও অচিন্তনীয় ঘটনা। ১ জানুয়ারী ১৯৭২ সালে তাজুদ্দিন এক আদেশ বলে দেশের মুদ্রামান ৬৬% হ্রাস করেন। এর আগে বাংলাদেশের মুদ্রামান ভারতের চেয়ে বেশি ছিল। তাজুদ্ধীনের আদেশে দেশের অর্থনীতি মুদ্রাস্ফিতি বেড়ে গেল ও জনজীবনে দ্রব্যমূল্য হল আকাশচুম্বী।

এছাড়া ভারত-বাংলাদেশের অর্থনীতি সম্পূরক আখ্যা দিয়ে ভারতে পাট বিক্রির নিষেধাজ্ঞা উঠে গেল। নাম মাত্রমূল্যে বা জালটাকায় পাট পাচার শুরু হল। (অলি আহাদ: জাতীয় রাজনীতি ১৯৪৫ থেকে ‘৭৫, পৃ:৫২৮-৫৩১)

৬) ভারত জালনোট ছেপে অর্থনীতি ধ্বংসের আয়োজন করে:

বাংলাদেশ থেকে পাচার হয়ে যাওয়া ধনসম্পদের পরিবর্তে আরো যে সব মহামূল্যমান (!) ধনসম্পদ আসত সেগুলোর মধ্যে ছিল ভারতে ছাপা বাংলাদেশী জাল নোট। এর পরিণাম এতই ভয়াবহ যে তাজুদ্দীন বলতে বাধ্য হয়েছেন, ‘জালনোট আমাদের অর্থনীতি ধ্বংস করিয়া দিয়াছে’। (আব্দুর রহিম আজাদ: ৭১ এর গণহত্যার নায়ক কে: পৃ: ৫২)

৬) ক্ষমতাসীনদের স্বীকারোক্তি:

বাংলাদেশের কতিপয় নেতার বিদেশে ব্যাংক ব্যালান্স রয়েছে, তারা অনবরত দেশ থেকে মুদ্রা পাচার করে দিচ্ছে। ফলে দেশের অর্থনৈতিক মেরুদ্ন্ড ভেঙ্গে পড়ছে। দেশের মানুষ কাপড়ের অভাবে মরছে, আর এক শ্রেণীর মানুষ লন্ডনে কাপড়ের কল চালু করছে। (তাজুদ্দীন, জনপদ ১১ মার্চ ১৯৭৪)দেশ স্বাধীনের দুদিনেই শুরু হল হরিলুট। শিল্প কারখানায় অস্তিত্বহীন শ্রমিকের নামে মাহিনা লুট, পাটকলগুলিতে যন্ত্রাংশ ক্রয়ের নামে লুট, বস্রশিল্পে তুলা ও সুতা কেনায় কোটি কোটি টাকা লুট, ১৯৭১ এর অবাঙ্গালীদের পরিত্যক্ত সম্পত্তিতে লুট, ১৬ ডিভিশন নামের ভূয়া মুক্তিযোদ্ধার নামে সরকারী সম্পদ লুট। (এম এ মোহায়মেন: বাংলাদেশের রাজনীতিতে আওয়ামীলীগ, পৃ ১৪, ৪৪)

৭) কলকাতায় রাজনৈতিক নেতাদের যৌন ট্রিপ, গায়ক ও নর্তকী আমদানী:

‘কয়েকদিন আগে তোমাদের কিছু নেতা কলকাতা এসেছিল কিছু নমকরা গায়ক-নর্তকী ভাড়া করার জন্য। যুদ্ধ বিধ্বস্ত দেশে এরকম কাজ শুধু অনৈতিকও নয়, অমার্জনীয়। দু:খ হয়, তোমাদের স্বাধীনতা সংগ্রামে আমারও কিছু অবদান ছিল।’ (কবি বুদ্ধদেব বসু, আমার দেশ : আমার স্বাধীনতা, পাক্ষিক পালাবদল)লুটপাট সমিতির সদস্যরা তখন কোলকাতার অভিজাত পাড়ার হোটেল, বার, রেস্তোরায় বেহিসেবী খরচের জন্য ‘জয় বাংলার শেঠ’ উপাধী পেয়েছিল। সেখানে মুক্তহস্তে খরচ করতো, বিলাসবহুল ফ্লাটে থাকতো। সন্ধ্যের পরে হোটেল গ্র্যান্ড, প্রিন্সেস, ম্যাগস, ব্লু ফক্স, মলিন র্যু, হিন্দুস্হান ইন্টারন্যাশনালে দামী পানীয় ও খাবারের সঙ্গে পাশ্চাত্য সংস্কৃতি উপভোগ করতো। সারার রাত পার করে ভোর বেলা ফিরতো নিজেছের বিলাসবহুল ফ্লাটে। (শরীফুল হক ডালিম, যা দেখেছি যা বুঝেছি যা করেছি, পৃ ১২০-১২২। নোট: ডালিম বঙ্গবন্ধুর স্বঘোষিত খুনি, বিতর্কিত। তার বক্তব্যের সাথে কবি বুদ্ধদেব বসুর বক্তব্য মিলে যাওয়ায় এই সূত্র রাখা হলো।)পরিশেষে, উইকি কি ১৯৭৪ সালের দূর্ভিক্ষের উপরের প্রকৃত কারণগুলো লিখবে, নাকি গঁদবাঁধা দু-একটি দূর্বল ও মিথ্যা তথ্য দিয়ে মানুষদের বিভ্রান্ত করবে? তবে উইকি যাই করুক, আমাদের আমাদের ইতিহাস জেনে শিক্ষা নিতে হবে।



Justice for our fallen heroes and heroines

Barrister M. A. Muid Khan


“…Nirmomota koto dur hola Jati Hoba Nirlojjo? Ame chitkar kora kadita chahiya, korita parinee chitkar. Buker betha buka chapaiya, nija ka diyache dhikkar (English translation: How long the cruelity is required to be continue to make the Nation ashamed off? Despite trying to cry out loudly, I could not cry. Suppressing the chest pain within the chest, gave shame to myself.)”
(Haider Hussain’s masterpiece on BDR)

Last week, when I listened to the above song and watched the video footages of the decomposed dead bodies of our brave fallen soldiers being carried by the fellow officers, while tears rolled down from their eyes, I lost words to express my outrage, anger and disgust. Unknown to me, tears started rolling down from my eyes asking for, “Where is justice? Why are we still not able to give exemplary punishment to the mutineers and their associates?” “Why are we not able to bring the real culprits before justice by giving Death Penalty as their punishment? Was it the dream for which our brave martyrs had sacrificed their lives in the National liberation war-1971? By failing to punish the offenders and their associates with exemplary punishment, haven’t we betrayed with our brave freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives with a pledge to create a democratic society, “… free from exploitation- a society in which the rule of law, fundamental human rights and freedom, equality and justice, political, economic and social, will be secured for all citizens… (Preamble: The Constitution of Bangladesh)”? Haven’t we failed to provide justice to the fallen commanders and their family members by failing to punish the mutineers with exemplary punishment i.e. death penalty.

How could the whole nation forget the contributions made by these brave fallen commanders of the country who maintained the law and order of the country together with the sovereignty of the country from the greedy and dirty hands of a group of our politicians who put the whole nation’s life at risk after 1/11?
On the eve of second anniversary of the brutal killings committed by the mutineers at Pilkhana, I express my deepest shock and heartfelt condolences for the brave fallen heroes and heroines, their families, relatives and friends. I also join the nation in mourning for our brave fallen heroes and heroines and praying for the salvation of their souls and hoping that Almighty God will grant them eternal peace.

I also express my solidarity with the families of the bereaved and promise to stand by them as their children and families struggle to move forward in life.
As my heart is still bleeding looking at the video frottage, I decided to write this article to create a massive wave in the heart and minds of the whole nation to stand together again irrespective of their political believe and religious faith in the spirit of independence war with a view to bring the mutineers/murderers and their associates before justice.

I can still remember the black afternoon of 27th February 2009, when from my North London Office (Carr-Gomm) during the lunch break, I watched in the BBC News, the horrific and shocking pictures and video footages of the mutilated army officers dead bodies being pulled out one by one from mass graves excavated within the BDR headquarters. Between 25th and 26th February 2009, the mutineers killed 70 officers. BBC (London) reported that the killers dug several mass graves and dumped several officers’ dead bodies.

From one mass grave, 38 bodies were recovered who was buried during the 33-hour mutiny at the BDR headquarter. The hole, which is around 12 feet in length, 10 feet wide and 15 feet deep, is located on the eastern side of the BDR hospital. The rescuers found the bodies dumped haphazardly in the hole. The mutineers buried the army officers deputed to BDR, including BDR Director General Major General Shakil Ahmed, in the mass grave after the gruesome killing, apparently to hide their brutality. Among the deceased officials, BDR DG Maj Gen Shakil received seven bullets in different parts of his body, including his arms, chest and head.

One of his eyes was also gouged out. Could we even imagine the brutality they killers had shown to the BDR Director General before, during and after his death? The media also reported that it was hard to identify many of the bodies as mutinous fired innumerable shots on the bodies and also charged bayonets upon the dead bodies.

Medias further reported that undressed bodies were dumped first inside the hole as these bodies were found at bottom of the hole while the uniformed bodies were found above. Many officers took shelter inside manholes and drains but they could not save themselves.
Some rescuers suspected that the killers undressed many of the officials during dumping. At one stage, they dumped the bodies in uniform as they buried the bodies in a hurry.

When I compared this cold blooded murders committed by these mutineers with the night of March 25, 1971, when the BDR (then EPR) became the first martyrs of Bangladesh’s Liberation War by in fighting against the Pakistani soldiers at Pilkhana, I became speechless. These cold blooded murderers have defaced the contribution of BDR in the great Liberation War, who (then EPR).


Among the deceased officials, BDR DG Maj Gen Shakil received seven bullets in different parts of his body, including his arms, chest and head. One of his eyes was also gouged out.

I can still hear the heart-crying stories of Soniya, Noorjahan, Pritam and other family members who lost their beloved one in those brutal killings, whilst watched them on the news media. At the time of those brutal killings, Ms Soniya’s Husband was expecting a baby by mid-March after waiting for a child for seven years. Her husband, Major Mominul Islam was brutally killed by the mutineers on 25th February 2009. She never knew, even in her wildest guess, that the baby would be born an orphan, growing up only with the pictures and stories of his/her father. We don’t know what has happened to her? We also don’t know what has happened to her new born baby? I am expressing my condolence to her. I am also expressing my anger for the injustice shown to her by the nation for not punishing the mutineers with exemplary punishment.

The Nation has forgotten to Noorjahan, who was seen on the TV waiting at the BDR Gate-4 hoping for any information of her brother Mominul, killed inside by the mutineers. We don’t know whether she was able to find out her brother’s dead body.

We have also forgotten to Pritam, the elder son of Major Abdul Salam Khan, who with his mother and brother was held hostages in a guard quarters since the mutiny broke and were released on Thursday around 3:30pm. We also don’t know about the other members of the family of fallen hero Major Abdul Salam Khan.


Major Mominul Islam was expecting a baby by mid-March after waiting for a child for seven years but he was brutally killed by the mutineers on 25th February 2009.

We do not know about the present condition of the family members of the BDR Director General (DG) Shakil Ahmed, who was also found in front of the BDR Gate-4 with the deceased DG’s mother and three sisters.

We also don’t know what has happened to the other family members of the fallen brave soldiers who lost their beloved one in that brutal killing.

We also dont know what has happened to the newly born baby Major Mominul Islam brutally killed by the mutineers? Surprisingly, no TV talk show speaker is speaking anything in support of the victims’ families. None of the family members of the brave fallen commanders are invited to any of the talk shows. The cry for justice requires taking the views of the victims, and, in this case, their family members.

Regarding the punishment for these mutineers, I always suggested that they should be penalised with Capital Punishment i.e. Death penalty. Being a defender of human rights and fundamental, I never supported Capital punishment and stood against it. I never supported the view, “An eye for an eye!” But, after listening to the incidents of brutal killing of innocent unarmed army officers, and looking at their mutilated body pulled out from the mass graves, I revised my opinion and now consider that, society should not have to pay for someone so dangerous that they can never return to live around normal people. I strongly support that these mutineers should be punished with death penalty. Although the executing the killer does nothing to bring the person back, however, the threat of execution is enough to make criminals think twice about committing a capital crime. I also suggested that these killers and their associates could be easily tried with the Death Penalty in accordance with existing Army Act.

I found it extremely surprising when a section of the top lawyers of the country cried loudly for the human rights of the mutineers when they were called by the Supreme Court of Bangladesh to give their opinion on whether BDR mutineers should be tried under civil or military law after the President sought the Supreme Court’s opinion on the matter.

Punishing the mutineers with death penalty is more than enough to make the would be mutineers think twice about committing the similar offence in future. The only ones to object seem to be politicians on party lines, politically correct idiots, and the noisy minority of bleeding hearts, so-called civil libertarians, BDR mutineers and their friends and family members!

In my previous articles published in various national and international newspapers, I expressed my opinion for the speedy but fair trial of the mutineers under the existing Army Act. I have explained the limitations of the Bangladesh Rifles Order, 1972, which only provided only seven years of imprisonment as punishment for the mutineers.

I also suggested that the trial should start immediately under the provisions of the Army Act without any waste of time, to ensure justice to the family members of the fallen commanders.

(To be continued)


Middle East: Revolutions and Propaganda

Tony Cartalucci, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

Once again, it is necessary to review a timeline to definitively establish the premeditated, Western-backed nature of the current “revolutionary” conflagration consuming the Middle East and Northern Africa.


2000: US-funded and trained Otpor in Serbia overthrows Slobodan Milosevic.
2002: Otpor starts hosting Georgian and Ukranian protesters for preparation of “Rose Revolution” and “Orange Revolution.”
2003: Otpor travels to Zimbabwe to train protesters. Srdja Popovic decides to found CANVAS
2008: Egyptian April 6 Movement leaders attend US State Department summit in NYC.
2009: April 6 Movement attends training in Serbia under CANVAS. CANVAS also trains Tunisian protesters.
2010: February, April 6 Movement meets US International Crisis Group trustee Mohamed ElBaradei at Cario’s airport. With Google exec Wael Ghonim, they begin conducting ElBaradei’s presidential campaign and organizing protests on behalf of ElBaradei’s “National Front for Change” for the next year.
2011: January-February April 6, Mohamed ElBaradei, the National Front for Change, assist in the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak.
2011: February, George Soros funded NGOs begin submitting draft constitutions for Egypt’s new government.


1980s: US-CIA backed National Front for the Salvation of Libya (NFSL) made multiple attempts to assassinate Qaddafi and initiate armed rebellion throughout Libya.
2005: NFSL’s Ibrahim Sahad founds the National Conference of Libyan Opposition (NCLO) in London England.
2011: Early February, the London based NCLO calls for a Libyan “Day of Rage,” beginning the “February 17th revolution.”
2011: Late February NFSL/NCLO’s Ibrahim Sahad is leading opposition rhetoric, literally in front of the White House in Washington D.C. Calls for no-fly zone in reaction to unsubstantiated accusations Qaddafi is strafing “unarmed protesters” with warplanes.
2011: Late February Senators Lieberman and McCain and UK PM David Cameron call for providing air cover for Libyan rebels as well as providing them additional arms.
2011: Early March; it is revealed UK SAS special forces are already operating inside Libya.

In retrospect, the orchestrated Western-backed nature of the Tunisian, Egyptian, and Libyan unrest is clear. However, as the events played out, especially in the early stages, the corporate-owned mainstream media committed itself to breathtaking propagandizing. In Egypt, crowds of 50,000 were translated into “crowds of 2 million” through boldfaced lies, tight camera angles and disingenuous propagandists like BBC’s Jon Leyne. In Libya, the initial armed nature of the rebellion was omitted and the unrest was portrayed as “peaceful unarmed protests.”

Perhaps most diabolical of all is the manner in which the mainstream media portrayed Egypt’s opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei. Indeed, ElBaradei was at the very center of the protests, having returned to Egypt a year earlier in February 2010 to assemble his “National Front for Change” with the help of Egypt’s “youth movements” led by the US State Department trained April 6 Movement and Google’s Wael Ghonim. But we were all told he “just flew in,” and that he was viewed with “suspicion” by the West. We were also told that Hosni Mubarak was still our “chosen man” and reports even went as far as claiming (unsubstantiated claims) that Mubarak was preparing to flee to Tel Aviv, Israel of all places, and that Israel was airlifting in weapons to bolster his faltering regime.

Obviously those “attempts” to save Mubarak’s regime failed, if they ever even took place. And on the eve of Mubarak’s fall, the US eventually turned a full 180 degrees around from defending him, to demanding he step down. As George Soros and the Neo-Con packed National Endowment for Democracy fund the drafting of the new Egyptian constitution and the US prepares funding to back Egypt’s opposition ahead of elections, it is quite clear that US-Israeli “support” in this case was designed to tarnish Mubarak and play on anti-Israeli/American hatred the globalists have been cultivating for decades.

With amazing “foresight,” the Council on Foreign Relations’ magazine Foreign Affairs reported in March 2010 the following:

“Further, Egypt’s close relationship with the United States has become a critical and negative factor in Egyptian politics. The opposition has used these ties to delegitimize the regime, while the government has engaged in its own displays of anti-Americanism to insulate itself from such charges. If ElBaradei actually has a reasonable chance of fostering political reform in Egypt, then U.S. policymakers would best serve his cause by not acting strongly. Somewhat paradoxically, ElBaradei’s chilly relationship with the United States as IAEA chief only advances U.S. interests now. ”

Fully realizing US or Israeli support for ElBaradei would destroy any chance for the “revolution’s” success, it appears that the cartoonish act of overtly, even oafishly supporting Mubarak in the early stages of the unrest was a deliberate attempt to shift the ire of the Egyptian people toward him, and their suspicions away from globalist stooge ElBaradei.

We now see a similar campaign unfolding in Libya against Qaddafi, with rumors once again circulating that Israel is trying to save the embattled regime by hiring mercenaries, and even claims being made that Qaddafi is Jewish. Mirroring the cartoonish propaganda aimed at galvanizing Mubarak’s opposition, we should be careful while interpreting these ambiguous and perfectly timed “revelations” regarding Libya’s Qaddafi.

Libya’s opposition has been backed by the West for over two decades with their NFSL/NCLO leadership currently divided between Washington, London, and the globalist-hideout of Dubai. It is hard to believe that Israel, a creation and tool of the London and Wall Street banking oligarchs, would somehow be working to save Qaddafi while Joe Lieberman and John McCain work to arm rebels, provide them air support, and recognize them as the legitimate government of Libya.

It is often said, the first causality of war is the truth. There certainly is a war raging in Libya and one of the many weapons being deployed is deception, as it has been even as Sun Tzu first wrote “all war is based on deception,” over 2,500 years ago.

Tony Cartalucci’s articles have appeared on many alternative media websites, including his own at Land Destroyer.

Iran says Freemasonry organization designs Olympic Games logo


TEHRAN (ISNA)-The Secretary General of Iran‘s Olympic Committee Bahram Afsharzadeh said on Monday a freemasonry organization has designed London Olympic Games logo.


“We had to show protest against the measure. We intend to write a letter to Asian Olympic Council to call for them to follow up on the issue more seriously,” he told ISNA.

The logo rcarried the word of “Zion”. Some Muslim nations objected the issue after the symbol was unveiled, but objections were snubbed by local officials of the summer games and International Olympic Committee.

Afsharzadeh added some British people and different organizations in the country protested against the symbol as well.

“This is the first time that it has happened in the history of Olympic. Zionists have exercised influence in Britain and based on our information, designer of the summer games’ logo has been a Zionist organization linked to freemasons,” he said.

Olympic summer games will start in August 2012.

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