What Every American Should Know

Published on Mar 1, 2013

Grant F. Smith, research director of IRmep, briefs several hundred Houston area non-profit and business leaders about why Americans are turning away from Israel and challenging Israel’s U.S. lobby. Review of major espionage, propaganda and wealth transfer initiatives. Analysis of new polling data on American public opinion and how the growing breech between opinion and policy may be driving a higher score on Transparency International’s “perceptions of corruption” index.

Netanyahu worked inside nuclear smuggling ring
Counterespionage debriefing reveals how Israel targeted US. On June 27, 2012, the FBI partially declassified and released seven additional pages[.pdf] from a 1985–2002 investigation into how a network of front companies connected to the Israeli Ministry of Defense illegally smuggled nuclear triggers out of the U.S.* The newly released FBI files detail how Richard Kelly Smyth — who was convicted of running a U.S. front company — met with Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel during the smuggling operation. At that time, Netanyahu worked at the Israeli node of the smuggling network, Heli Trading Company. Netanyahu, who currently serves as Israel’s prime minister, recently issued a gag order that the smuggling network’s unindicted ringleader refrain from discussing “Project Pinto.” More

The Mobsters who Funded AIPAC

Disclosure forms and subpoenaed documents filed by AIPAC and its predecessor organizations (the AZC and AZCPA) reveal organized crime figures such as “Jake the Barber,” “Meyer Lansky’s right-hand-man” Aaron Weisberg, arms smuggler associate Zimel Resnick, and Israeli nuclear bomb funding coordinator Abraham Feinberg all provided critical and timely start-up funding to AIPAC as it morphed through shell corporations.

http://www.irmep.org/ILA/AZCPA/default.asp

For More Information Go to IRmep.org

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Every American should know this.

The Foreign Assistance Act strictly prohibits U.S. foreign assistance to any country that “engages in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights.

Israel  gets about $3 billion a year from the US.

Bahrain gets military aid

So how many violators of Human rights get aid from the US one has to ask?  There are many more. I imagine it is a very long list.

By Assisting the Rebels in Syria, the US is also helping Al Qaeda.

Analysis: Study shows rise of al Qaeda affiliate in Syria

By Nic Robertson and Paul Cruickshank

A jihadist group with links to al Qaeda has become the most effective of the different factions fighting the regime, according to a new analysis, and now has some 5,000 fighters.

The group is Jabhat al-Nusra, which was designated an al Qaeda affiliate by the United States government last month. It is led by veterans of the Iraqi insurgency “and has shown itself to be the principal force against Assad and the Shabiha,” according to the study.

CNN obtained an advance copy of the analysis, set to be released Tuesday by the Quilliam Foundation, a counterterrorism policy institute based in London.

“The civil war in Syria is a gift from the sky for al-Nusra; they are coasting off its energy,” the lead author of the report, Noman Benotman, told CNN.

Isn’t it illegal to help terrorists? Stop helping the Rebels.Maybe Americans should be telling the Government that.

Netanyahu in 1992: Iran close to having nuclear bomb

Posted on 09/16/2012 by Juan

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is trapped in reflection theory. He was allegedly himself involved in illegally smuggling nuclear triggers out of the US, and he assumes that Iran desperately wants a nuclear weapon as well. But Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has given a fatwa against nukes, and there is no solid intelligence pointing to an Iranian weapons program. Iran can’t be close to having a weapon if it doesn’t have a weapons program.

He has no credibility left on such warnings.

Scott Peterson at the Christian Science Monitor did a useful timeline for dire Israeli and US predictions of an imminent Iranian nuclear weapon, beginning 20 years ago.

1992: Israeli member of parliament Binyamin Netanyahu predicts that Iran was “3 to 5 years” from having a nuclear weapon.

1992: Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres predicts an Iranian nuclear warhead by 1999 to French TV.

1995: The New York Times quotes US and Israeli officials saying that Iran would have the bomb by 2000.

1998: Donald Rumsfeld tells Congress that Iran could have an intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit the US by 2003.

Source

For 21 years we keep hearing the same tired line. Enough is enough.

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ICC to Probe NATO, NTC War Crimes in Libya War

Court to Consider ‘Series of Complaints’ Against NATO, NTC

by Jason Ditz, November 03, 201

NATO’s careful avoidance of any investigations of the many civilians they killed over several months of bombing western Libyan cities may have kept the situation quiet for awhile, but now it looks like the story is coming out without them.

That’s the news out of the Hague, anyhow, where Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) has announces that they will investigate NATO’s war crimes during the bombing of Libya.

Moreno-Ocampo confirmed that they have received a “series of complaints” from Libyan civilians about NATO as well as the National Transitional Council (NTC), the Benghazi-based rebel movement NATO’s war was supporting.

Moreno-Ocampo also confirmed reports that Saif al-Islam Gadhafi was attempting to negotiate a surrender to the ICC, saying he had received questions from Saif’s associates about the terms of such a surrender. Source

Lets hope they also investigate all the NATO hired mercenaries as well.

Well I can see this being a sham. They will pretend to investigate and they will say US/NATO did nothing wrong as par usual.

There is no real justice. The great pretenders.

the US/NATO have been committing war crimes for years and gotten away with it. So we can expect a pretend investigation and they will get away with mass murders again.

Then there are the Rebels they supported. Nothing like helping the terrorists. Terrorists that will give them access to oil/gold.

Let them in to privatize everything and steal every last penny from the Libyan people, then leave them to starve in poverty, just like they do to the rest of Africa.

If you think Africa has to be as poor as they are you are wrong. The rich countries make sure they stay poor so they can strip their resources. This  has been happening for years.

Speakers Dan Glazebrook, Lizzie Phelan, Harpal Brar

This the typical senerio.

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The World Bank and IMF in Africa

Economic sanctions are a “Weapon of Mass Destruction”

Sanctions=Zimbabwe kids ‘eating rats’

A short list of war crimes.

US, NATO and Rebel war crimes in Libya

The Libya American’s never saw on Television

UN Member States Must Demand Action Against NATO War Crimes

War “Pollution” Equals Millions of Deaths

US-NATO Using Military Might To Control World Energy Resources

Blackwater Worldwide/Xe Services formed a network of 30 shell companies

The CIA: Beyond Redemption and Should be Terminated

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Fake Al Qaeda, Fake Passports, Fake Plane, Fake hijackers

Thought I would start a new list today. Got to love a good list. I will be adding new things as I find them.

April 3 2010

The Phony (Mossad) Al Qaeda Cell in Palestine

Adam Yahiye Gadahn: The Fake Terrorist

The FBI lists Gadahn’s aliases as Abu Suhayb Al-Amriki, Abu Suhayb, Yihya Majadin Adams, Adam Pearlman, and Yayah.

But Adam Pearlmen is his REAL name! Adam is the grandson of the late Carl K. Pearlman; a prominent Jewish urologist in Orange County. Source

Israeli agents accused of creating fake al-Qaeda cell

Was Fake al Qaeda Member Adam Gadahn Arrested In Pakistan

March 8, 2010

By Keelan Balderson

Conflicting reports have emerged out of Pakistan that the alleged American born al Qaeda Member Adam Gadahn has been arrested. What needs to be explained should it actually turn out to be Gadahn, is that he’s already been exposed as an Israeli-Zionist agent through the ADL.

As reported by CBS:

CBS News was told by sources in the Pakistan government that it was Gadahn, even after U.S. officials refused to confirm it was the California native for whom a $1 million reward has been posted.

Later, CBS News’ Farhan Bokhari in Islamabad reported that earlier reports the detained individual was Gadahn proved false. According to a Pakistan security official who spoke with CBS News on condition of anonymity, the arrested individual is in fact “a Taliban militant leader who is known as Abu Yahya.”

The article then continues to reaffirm the deception that Gadahn is a real al Qaeda terrorist, and that the arrest is a severe blow to the terrorists.

WideShutUK exposes Adam Gadahn, otherwise known as Adam Pearlman

In truth this Gadahn fellow, who goes by several aliases like all criminals (Adam Pearlman, ahya Majadin Adams and Azzam al-Amriki) is actually an American born Zionist-Jew with ties to the Anti Defamation League, who has been caught several times putting out fake al Qaeda propaganda tapes. The Zionist movement of course has a religious and ideological motive in targeting Muslims in the Middle-East and on US soil. Mossad agents were present at 9/11, have been involved in the war on terror from the start and are now targeting Iran and pressuring the US to strike. For entire story go to Source

Mossad and al-Qaeda ‘both use fake Irish passports’

And the former US special military aide Oliver North, in his autobiography, said that an Israeli military cargo plane was repainted in Aer Lingus livery to smuggle arms into Iran in 1986 when the US was secretly supplying weapons to Iran as part of a deal to release American hostages. For entire story go to Source

Gee they even fake planes??????  My oh my.  What don’t they fake?

Fake Passports, Fake Al Qaeda, and Fake planes what else does Israel create that is fake?  Was it Israel that created all the fake Bin Laden tapes and videos. Fake News maybe?

Who is controlling the fake terror news?

There have been numerous tapes and Video come out with Bin Laden but he died in December of 2001.

CIA and Mossad join forces with AlQaeda for Proxy Terrorist Attacks on Iranian Regime

Video from March 09, 2010

One has to wonder just how many Al Qaeda attacks were actually Done by Mossad.  How many Fake things do we need, before this is investigated.

Maybe Al Qaeda cells are just Mossad fabrications.

We know that Al Quaeda was just a Data Base, created by the CIA.

How did a “Data Base” get turned into a terrorist organization? So did Mossad create Al Quaeda with the help of the US?

Maybe they did. After all the US did need that Pearl Harbor thing.

The Underpants Bomber- Well there to is a few Israeli connections including “Mossad that being  His own Father”. They really wanted to sell those Body Scanners.

How many so called Al Qaeda cells were actually set up by Mossad one has to wonder?

Israel does a lot of fake stuff including False Flags. The USS Liberty, or how about Operation Trojan was one of the Mossad’s greatest successes. The Lavon affair, Etc etc. Then there are all the Assassinations using Fake passports.

Israel does fake stuff all the time.

Nothing new, but should be investigated, as to just how many things that were told to us were done by Al Quaeda ,were really actually cone by Israel.

Fake stuff would help the US keep their wars going. Profit profit profit.

There was never any Al Qaeda in Iraq until the Iraq war. Saddam and Bin Laden never had anything to do with each other. That connection was fabricated by the US gov and the press.

Even the  hijackers on 9/11  could have been anyone. Seems some of the so called hijackers  were actually still alive after 9/11. Seems some of them were fakes as well. Now isn’t that special.  So who created the fake hijackers?

9/11’s Ten  reasons why the hijackers were fake.

To all the Al Qaeda recruits out there stop working for Israel. Please. Just a point of interest.

We all know if one was set up by Mossad there are more.

Many of the fake tapes come from Intelcenter,

Intelcenter, a group that regularly ‘obtains’ Al-Qaeda tapes. Intelcenter is an offshoot of IDEFENSE, which was staffed by a senior military psy-op intelligence officer Jim Melnick, who has worked directly for Donald Rumsfeld.

Settler even used fake documents to seal Palestinian land.

Officials in Turkey traced the documents the lawyers requested and provided affidavits that the settlers’ land claims were forged. The search of the Ottoman archives, Abu Ahmad said, had failed to locate any title deeds belonging to a Jewish group for the land in Sheikh Jarrah. Source

“Israel Did 9-11” – U.S. Military Expert Supports Bollyn Thesis April 3, 2010

“What we need to stand up and say is that not only did they attack the USS Liberty, they did 9/11. They did it.  I have had long conversations over the past two weeks with contacts at the Army War College, at the Headquarters Marine Corps, and I have made it absolutely clear in both cases that it is 100 percent certain that 9/11 was a Mossad operation. Period . . .

“And the Zionists are playing this as truly an all-or-nothing exercise, because if they lose this one, if the American people ever realize what happened, they’re done.”

For entire story Source

Did you know that a Full Israeli El Al flight took off on 9/11 from JFK to Tel Aviv?

The Lehman Scam and Fuld’s Mossad Connection

It should be noted that Richard S. Fuld is closely tied to Menachem Atzmon, the Israeli Mossadnik who owned the passenger-screening/airport security company that was behind getting the 19 Arab hijackers on the planes of 9-11.  Uzi Ruskin, Menachem Atzmon, and his Mossad-funded comrades took over the failing United Merchants & Manufacturers, Inc. in 1993 – from Fuld’s uncle, Martin Schwab, Richard’s mother’s brother.

I wrote in early October 2008 about the criminal activity of A.I.G. and Lehman, crimes which led to the trillion dollar bail-out: For the rest Source

Fake, fake and more fake slop.

An this, well this is just sad. Almost amusing. Fake Netanyahu. Bibi makes it personal

Laugh if you will but it it true Benzion Netanyahu (born Benzion Mileikowsky, March 25, 1910

Why the Blockade on Gaza the Natural Gas. Like the Taliban in Afghanistan, Hamas also said no. Could be why all the lies are told about Hamas.

Gaza War Why?: Natural Gas valued at over $4 billion MAYBE?

Dubai police chief to seek Netanyahu arrest

Foreign control of large swathes of the Sinai Peninsula obtained through fraud and Israeli involvement

E-book on Jewish National Fund’s role in colonization of Palestine

Israel “blackmails Gaza’s patients to turn them into collaborators”

More Fraud

US/Israeli Charity uses little Palestinian Childs photo to raise money for Israel’s Hungry

Fake Locksmiths

FBI Raids Israeli Locksmith Ring

November 5, 2009,

Investigators arrested one of the owners of Dependable Locks; Moshe AharoniClearwater, FL – Deceptive sales practices by a national locksmith chain based in Tampa Bay, was busted by federal agents who stormed the headquarters of “Dependable Locks,” seizing computers and documents and arresting one of its owners for alleged money laundering. Read More »

How they operate/set up fake companies

USA Locksmith Complaints – Price scam and unprofessional services

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Iceland Abandoned

By HANNES H. GISSURARSON

November 17 2008

Brown’s actions helped to worsen the island’s financial crisis.

REYKJAVIK, Iceland

As recently as last year, Iceland was considered an economic success story. After 16 years of free-market reforms, it was one of the world’s 10 richest and freest countries. Efficiently managing its fish stocks — elsewhere operated with huge losses — it also enjoyed a strong pension system. Massive tax cuts had led to strong economic growth and rising tax revenues. At the same time, extensive privatization generated about $2 billion for the state, allowing it to pay off most of its debt. The newly privatized banks were flourishing. Income distribution was relatively even, and the poverty level one of the lowest in Europe. Like other Nordic countries, Iceland was a stable democracy under the rule of law.

Then, in the first week of October 2008, all went wrong. The three main Icelandic banks collapsed and the government took over their domestic branches. It is still unclear what will happen to their foreign operations. The local currency, the krona, went into free fall. Foreign trade came to a standstill, as it became almost impossible to transfer money to and from the country.

Why did the international financial crisis hit Iceland so hard? A plausible answer is that Iceland’s banks were oversized: With assets worth more than 10 times the country’s GDP, the Icelandic Central Bank simply could not act as their only lender of last resort. In hindsight, Iceland’s Financial Supervisory Authority should perhaps have demanded much earlier that financial institutions significantly scale down their foreign operations.

While some Icelandic bankers may have behaved recklessly, there is another side to the story. In 1994, Iceland joined the European Economic Area, a free-trade zone that unites the 27 EU member states with Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland. The idea was that any company based within the EEA could operate freely throughout the area, provided it followed the rules.

The Icelandic banks took this seriously and began operations in other European countries, working under EEA regulations. Efficient, aggressive and technologically advanced, they often offered better terms than their competitors, undoubtedly causing some resentment.

At the beginning of the financial crisis in 2007, the Icelandic banks were quite solvent. They had almost no subprime loans. But there was a foreseeable liquidity problem. When the Icelandic Central Bank tried to obtain credit lines from other central banks in the EEA, it was refused almost everywhere. Suddenly, it did matter where the banks had their headquarters. Once the financial markets realized that there was no credible lender of last resort in the Icelandic financial system, a run on the banks became almost inevitable.

One or two of the Icelandic banks might have survived, though, if on Oct. 8 British Prime Minister Gordon Brown had not used the country’s antiterrorist law to take over the assets and operations of two Icelandic banks in the U.K., Kaupthing and Landsbanki. The Icelandic Ministry of Finance and Central Bank even found themselves briefly on the list of terrorist organizations published on the Web site of the British Treasury, alongside al Qaeda and the Taliban.

These British measures significantly worsened Iceland’s financial crisis. The island’s banking system and foreign trade collapsed. Unsurprisingly, banks are reluctant to transfer money to and from “terrorists.”

Mr. Brown justified his draconian actions by saying that the Icelandic government was unwilling to honor its legal obligations to British depositors of Icelandic banks. There is no evidence for this charge. To the contrary, the Icelandic government repeatedly asserted that all legal obligations to depositors in the EEA area would be honored. These obligations are covered by the Icelandic Depositors’ and Investors’ Guarantee Fund set up under EEA rules. The fund is an independent body, guaranteeing all deposits up to about €20,000. However, if the fund is unable to fully meet its obligations, then there is no requirement, under EEA rules, for the Icelandic government to step in.

Prime Minister Brown also talked darkly of last-minute bank transfers from England to Iceland. Whether that is true or false remains to be seen. But interestingly, the last-minute transfer of $8 billion from Lehman Brothers in England to America in September did not land the U.S. Treasury or the Federal Reserve on the British list of terrorist organizations.

Having helped to bring down two of the three Icelandic banks, Mr. Brown, using the position of London as a financial center and his country’s influence in the IMF and the European Union, demanded that the Icelandic government go far beyond what the Depositors’ and Investors’ Guarantee Fund is obliged to do under EEA rules. The prime minister, fearing that the fund does not have sufficient means, insisted that the Icelandic government must guarantee foreign deposits in Icelandic banks. Late Sunday, Reykjavik succumbed to this pressure and agreed to reimburse European savers for up to about €20,000. This might put a debt of perhaps $10 billion on the shoulders of 310,000 people, close to 100% of the country’s GDP.

The central banks in the EEA that refused to come to the assistance of the Icelandic Central Bank probably did not anticipate the damage their inaction would cause even beyond Iceland’s shores. And Prime Minister Brown probably did not understand that bringing down the Icelandic banks would inflict much higher costs on British depositors than if he had stayed calm and participated in resolving the situation.

Little wonder that Icelanders these days feel rather abandoned by their European friends.

Mr. Gissurarson is a board member of Iceland’s central bank and a professor of political philosophy at the University of Iceland.

Source

Well Mr. GissurarsonI I have to agree with you. Seems Iceland was in the process of doing everything within their power to resolve the problem.  What Brown did certainly didn’t help matters any. The EU, Iceland and Canada all started falling together.

Icesave may have been a problem but it of course was  a Privately owned bank. Iceland itself at the time was not in control of it. The owner however was.

Brown punishing a country because of a privately owned bank, was over stepping his bounds for sure.

The Government in Iceland was working to remedy the problem. Brown was in my opinion in to much of a hurry.

Iceland certainly is not a terrorist country and should not have been treated as such.

From October -There is more in my November Index as well.

New State-Run Glitnir Bank Established

Iceland’s Kaupthing Prepares Lawsuit against Britain

Iceland Registers Complaint about Britain to NATO

Government set on collision course with Iceland over Landsbanki assets

Iceland ‘working day and night’

Salaries hit by Icelandic bank Collapse

Fear on streets of Reykjavik as country can only go to IMF for financial bailout

UK Government ‘ignored Iceland warning’/ Charities may lose

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has condemned Iceland’

Iceland government seizes control of Landsbanki

Icelands, Icesave freezes deposits and withdrawals

EU, Iceland, Canada Suffering Fall Out, Caused By US Crisis

A little Ku Klux Klan History

UW project sheds light on Klan history

Never-before-seen images are shining new light on a grim chapter of Washington’s history, when the Ku Klux Klan operated from state headquarters in Belltown, its members gathering robed and hooded at what longtime Seattleites might remember as the Crystal Pool.

The additions to a University of Washington Web site came about as part of a senior-level history class. The rare photos and newspaper clippings tell of the Klan’s broad presence in this region during the 1920s.

There’s the Sedro-Woolley wedding of Klan members in full regalia, a night parade in Bellingham and rallies in places like Renton and Issaquah that at times drew crowds of up to 50,000.

The KKK helped elect public officials across the state – including a mayor in Kent during the early 1920s – and published a Seattle-based newspaper called the Watcher on the Tower.

“People in Washington state really have not known about the strength or impact of the KKK here during the 1920s,” said James Gregory, UW professor of history who heads the Web site, called the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project.

Finding few blacks at which to aim their venom in the pre-World War II Northwest, the white supremacists here focused instead on the Roman Catholic church and on foreigners.

“Historians focus on the Klan as a powerful force in places like Oregon, in Midwest states and of course in the South. But the Klan had tens of thousands of members right here in Washington,” Gregory said.

The Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1865 by veterans of the Confederate Army to restore white supremacy in the wake of the Civil War. With a record of intimidation and violence aimed at blacks, Jews, foreigners, Catholics and labor, the KKK was prosecuted under the Civil Rights Act of 1871. But it rose again, reaching a membership peak of 5 million in the mid-1920s when its reach spread far beyond the boundaries of the Deep South.

Its inclusion on the Web site is part of ongoing research on civil rights and labor in the Pacific Northwest by faculty and students at the UW.

Discovery of many of the photos and other documents came about as part of a fall 2006 history class called White Supremacy in Western Washington. “Much of this is information that is known to experts, but now the Internet is providing an opportunity for it to be made publicly available,” said history doctoral student Trevor Griffey, who led the class and did much of the research.

“Flaming crosses and Klan robes are some of the most powerful and horrifying images that we identify with a history of racism in the United States,” Griffey said. And in places like the Northwest, where many believe the Klan was not a force, it can be hard to document the history of racism.

“This forces us to rethink some of the assumptions about the history of this region and opens up a new question: Exactly how liberal has this place been?”

As part of its resurgence, the KKK successfully organized in Oregon before coming to Washington around 1923. There is no evidence it was as violent here as it had been elsewhere.

Klan leaders appealed to people’s Christianity, their patriotism and a fear of foreigners. Records show that, along with a Kent mayor, a city attorney in Bellingham was an open member of the Klan. In fact, in 1929, when the Klan held its state convention in Bellingham, its grand wizard was introduced by the mayor and given a key to the city.

Rallies in places like Issaquah, Yakima and Renton drew crowds of up to 50,000. “Those weren’t all Klan members,” Griffey said. “What’s amazing is that they were able to draw such participation. You didn’t see much organized resistance, not much attempt to disrupt the Klan meetings.”

Many of the photos on the Web site were obtained from the Washington State Historical Society, which bought its collection from the estate of Tacoma photographer Marvin Boland, himself a Klan member.

The Klan’s undoing at least in Seattle began around 1924, after it unsuccessfully backed an anti-private-school initiative in this state, aimed at Roman Catholic schools, similar to one it had pushed through in Oregon that was repealed. That plus internal scandals led to the beginning of the Klan’s demise.

But it retained a presence here through the 1930s, its power base shifting from Seattle to Bellingham, said photo historian Jeff Jewell, with the Whatcom Museum of History & Art.

“Hardly a semester goes by that the subject of the Klan is not part of somebody’s term paper,” Jewell said. “It’s been very popular.”

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The Ku Klux Klan In Washington State, 1920s

Ku Klux Klan Gathering, Crystal Pool (2nd and Lenora) in Downtown Seattle, WA. March 23, 1923.
Photo courtesy of the Washington State Historical Society

This special section of the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project documents the history of Washington State’s 1920s chapter of the most infamous white supremacist organization in American history, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).

The Washington State Klan during the 1920s was part of the second of three waves of KKK activity in America. The second KKK was founded in 1915 and gained significant membership immediately following World War I. Though short-lived, it was a powerful anti-immigrant, anti-Catholic, anti-radical, white supremacist organization that promoted “100 percent Americanism.”  The second KKK claimed over 4 million members across the country; briefly dominated state legislatures of Colorado, Indiana, and Oregon; and in 1924 shaped presidential politics and helped pressure politicians to pass the most severe immigration restriction in the history of the United States. Following immigration restriction and a series of leadership scandals, the second KKK collapsed and was largely moribund by 1928.

The second KKK was a mass movement that invoked the memory of and built upon the first KKK, which was a terrorist organization founded by white supremacists in the U.S. South. The first KKK’s violent “night riding”– in which hooded vigilantes used lynchings, whippings, and torture to intimidate recently freed slaves and their white allies — played a crucial role in the disenfranchisement of African Americans at the end of the Civil War in the 1860s and 1870s and laid a foundation for the rise of Jim Crow segregation in the 1890s and 1900s.  The second KKK also helped train some of the leaders who later formed the third KKK, a mainly Southern organization that rose up in the decades after World War II to murder and terrorize people in African-American communities, particularly civil rights movement activists. Klan members’ hoods, white robes, and burning crosses made them icons of American white supremacy and terrorism, and their legacy haunts us to this day.

The Washington State KKK during the 1920s was founded by organizers from Oregon, which had one of the strongest Klan chapters in the country at the time. The State Klan organized a series of massive public rallies in 1923 and 1924 that ranged from 20,000 to 70,000 people. While they publicly disavowed violence, Klan members participated in violent intimidation campaigns against labor activists and Japanese farmers in Yakima Valley and probably elsewhere. They put forward a ballot initiative in 1924 to prohibit Catholic schools that voters soundly defeated. And though most of the State’s Klan chapters collapsed in rancor following the defeat of their anti-private school initiative, a strong presence persisted in Whatcom and Skagit Counties throughout the 1930s. In the 1930s, some prominent leaders in the region’s KKK went on to become involved in the facist Silver Legion, or “Silvershirts,” a national movement that, while small, was quite active in Washington State. And there is evidence that the Klan in Bellingham helped pioneer intimidation practices that paved the way for anti-communist witch-hunts in the 1940s.

This special section on the KKK was created by Trevor Griffey and includes three historical essays courtesy of Trevor Griffey, Brianne Cooke, and Kristin Dimick.  It presents dozens of rare photographs, newspaper articles, and documents thanks to gracious contributions from the Washington State Archives, the Washington State Historical Society,the Whatcom County Historical Society, and the Skagit River Journal.

For more information on the KKK

The Face of Hate is still alive and well in America.

KKK Member Testifies On The Evils Of The Klan

Hate Messages from KKK Rears Its Ugly Head On Long Island

Suspect in Klan killing case has long criminal history

KKK still killing and beating

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KKK Member Testifies On The Evils Of The Klan


Former KKK Member Testifies On The Evils Of The Klan

November 13, 2008
By Dave Spencer

A civil lawsuit in Meade County surrounding a teenager who was verbally and physically assaulted brought a former Klu Klux Klan member to testify.

The testimony came from a former Klu Klux Klan member and included allegations the imperial wizard on trial, had a plot to kill the co-founder of a group designed to stop KKK activity.

18 year old Jordan Gruver says KKK Imperial wizard Ron Edwards and Klansman Jarrod Hensley share in the responsibility of what happened to him at Meade County Fair two years ago.

Saying Hensley and members of the KKK shouted racial slurs, spit and kicked the teenager. Edwards was the man who ordered them to do so.

Edwards says he was never aware of the incident, “I don’t believe in what happened. I don’t condone what happened. If i was there i would have stopped it.”

Both Edwards and Hensley are defending themselves. Hensley entered a guilty plea to the assault and served time. They both say they don’t have enough money for a lawyer.

Attorney’s for Gruver had a former KKK member testify about his past experiences with Edwards.

Kale Todd Kelly told the jury this, “Mr. Edwards was a very dangerous man to me. He promotes violence and hatred among anyone who he feels threatens him, minorities, Jews, blacks, I lived with him. I know this.”

Kelly went on to tell the jury about the plot to assassinate the founder of the southern poverty law center, the same organization that now represents the teenager in this case.

Gruver is asking for six million dollars for compensation and whatever the jury wants to award for punitive damages.

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De Menezes ‘was killed without warning’

Jean Charles de Menezes was killed by shots from two police officers on a London Underground Tube train at Stockwell station

Mr Mansfield has said the officers who killed Mr de Menezes did not “honestly and genuinely” believe the Brazilian electrician was an immediate threat at the time they pulled the trigger

By Mark Hughes

October 31 2008

Scotland Yard marksmen who shot dead Jean Charles de Menezes did not identify themselves as police officers before opening fire, according to three witnesses who saw the Brazilian electrician being killed.

The evidence, given by passengers who were in the same Tube train carriage as Mr de Menezes when he was shot on 22 July 2005, contradicts statements made by the Metropolitan Police. Both of the armed officers who shot Mr de Menezes have told the inquest they shouted “armed police” before firing. This claim has also been corroborated by other officers who were on the train on the day Mr de Menezes was killed.

But yesterday three witnesses said they heard no such shout. Their testimonies appear to lend weight to the accusation levelled by Michael Mansfield QC, representing Mr de Menezes’ family, earlier in the week that the Metropolitan Police officers have “embellished”, “exaggerated” and “lied” during their evidence.

Ralph Livock and his girlfriend Rachel Wilson were sitting opposite Mr de Menezes, 27, in the Tube carriage at Stockwell station in south London on 22 July, the inquest heard. Mr Livock recalled that the train was held up at the station, when four men, casually dressed and carrying guns, got on board and shot Mr de Menezes seven times in the head at point blank range. Asked by Nicholas Hilliard QC, counsel to the inquest, whether the men had said anything about being police officers before opening fire, Mr Livock said: “No, certainly not.

“And I remember that specifically because one of the conversations that Rachel and I had afterwards was that we had no idea whether these were police, whether they were terrorists, whether they were somebody else. We just had no idea.”

When Mr Hilliard asked Ms Wilson, “Did you ever hear anybody shout ‘armed police’?”, she answered, “If I had heard that, I would have thought they were police, so no”. Asked the same question later, she again insisted that no one had shouted “armed police” adding: “That’s one of the things I recall the most – the silence.”

The couple said they initially thought the officers were pranksters playing a game. Mr Livock said: “One of my initial thoughts was it was all a game and they were a group of lads who were just having a laugh – a very bad taste laugh, but just having a game on the Tube, because they were just dressed in jeans and T-shirts but with firearms. The thing that made me realise it wasn’t a group of lads playing around or something else happening was when the first shot was fired.” Ms Wilson added: “I thought they were messing around. Then I thought they were terrorists and it was only when I left the carriage and somebody moved me gently out of the way that I figured they must be good guys. Apart from that, I just didn’t know who they were.”

Mr Livock described the moments just before Mr de Menezes was killed. “He looked as if he was expecting somebody to say something but he didn’t look frightened,” he said. “He looked as if he was waiting for somebody to tell him what was going on.”

Another commuter, Wesley Merrill, told the court he saw a man come on to the train and point at Mr de Menezes, saying “that’s the guy”. He said he could not recall any of the officers saying anything to Mr de Menezes.

Mr Mansfield has said the officers who killed Mr de Menezes did not “honestly and genuinely” believe the Brazilian electrician was an immediate threat at the time they pulled the trigger. He says they are embellishing their version of events in statements and evidence in order to convince people that they believed Mr de Menezes was a suicide bomber.

The officers have denied this, with one, codenamed C5, saying: “I don’t think anyone was callous enough to think they would write themselves out of trouble.”

The inquest, at the Oval, in south London, continues.

Speaking with one voice: What the officers said

Delta9 (firearms officer): “I could hear people shouting ‘armed police'”

Ken (surveillance officer): “I heard ‘armed police’ shouted loudly”

Ivor (surveillance officer): “I could hear shouting”

Geoff (surveillance officer): “I then heard shouting from the direction of the open doors which included the word ‘police'”

C5 (firearms officer): “I heard shouts of ‘armed police'”

C12 (one of the two firearms officers who shot Mr de Menezes): “I did challenge ‘armed police'”

C2 (the other firearms officer who shot Mr de Menezes): “I shouted ‘armed police’ and I held my handgun to the head of the subject and I fired”

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Seems someone is lieing.

Yet another victim of the war on terroisim.  There certainly are a lot of them.

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