These poems depict a journey through a dark landscape, where the political and personal are fused into a geography of disinformation, sex, betrayal and deadly technology. Phelan has produced verbal "snapshots" of a subterranean war-- with fronts in Los Angeles as well as Fallujah-- where the only defense is one's integrity and the stakes may be life itself.
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Doctor Who Ran Biowarfare Unit Faces Sentencing
Dr. Wouter Basson, who headed up Project Coast, the biological and chemical warfare unit under South Africa’s apartheid government in the 1980′s, will face sentencing by the Health Professions Council of South Africa on June 5.
Basson (dubbed “Dr. Death” by the South African media) was found guilty in December of 2013 of charges that he “acted unprofessionally” in manufacturing and supplying poisonous substances to security forces during the apartheid era.
Basson was previously charged at the Truth and Reconciliation Hearings that took place in South Africa following the dissolution of the apartheid government. In 1999, he faced charges in Pretoria High Court for murder and fraud, among a total of 67 charges, for allegedly overseeing plans to poison Namibian fighters with muscle relaxants, to infect water with cholera, and to deliver a baboon foetus to intimidate Nobel Peace Prize winner archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu. His trial lasted two years and over 200 witnesses testified against him. He was the sole witness in his defense, which constituted a declaration that everything he did, he did as a soldier.
He was acquitted. Basson currently is a successful cardiologist in Cape Town.
Much of what Basson actually accomplished is still a secret. He was known to have been engaged in genetic research and to be developing a blacks-only bioweapon.
There is evidence that Basson was successful in this endeavor. According to a scientist who worked along side Basson under the apartheid government, this blacks-only bioweapon was to attach onto melanin (darker skinned people have more melanin in their skin). Citing his security agreement with the government, the scientist agreed to speak under conditions of anonymity, and stated he believed that Basson did in fact create this weapon.
First Review is out for EXILE!
The latter sections of Exile highlight why this otherwise personal account is a must-read for all concerned Americans, especially in a post-9/11 world where the gloves have come off and even frayed legal protections have been abandoned completely.
This story unmasks America at a time when her imperial efforts, all in the name of defending and spreading democracy, have resulted in a centralization of power on a global scale hitherto unknown in our history books.
Exile bears testament to the perseverance and faith required to live free during such a time, as the veil continues to lift and reveal something far removed from that which first lured us into its embrace.
Syria: Another Crusade
It is said that every act of magnitude taking place in a political realm is generally overdetermined. That would include an act of war. While the wars aging now in the Middle East are largely considered to be either 1) wars against terrorism or alternatively 2) wars for resources, i.e. oil, there may be other tributaries which are less obvious.
The Middle East has become a powder keg, certainly since the events of September 11. I’ll amend that—the Middle East is actually exploding since 911. The wars against “radical Islam” may in fact be termed as a Crusade, a Holy Crusade to wipe off the earth alternative religion(s). Viewed in the context of a Holy War, one might wish to carefully examine certain aspects of the meme, the religious mentality, of the Crusaders. That would be their Christianity.
Christianity can be seen, in a certain context, as a cargo cult. “Cargo cult” is defined here not so much in terms of the general anthropological definition –the reaction of tribal societies to the impact of contact with a highly technological culture (although currently Christianity certainly exhibits some of these grossly materialistic aspects in some of its forms). Rather, we are focusing on the aspect of cargo cults suggested by J G Ballard in his science fiction story, entitled “A Question of Re-entry.” While invoking the more traditional definition of “cargo cult,” Ballard also implies a more generalized religious aspect to the anticipation of big spaceships hauling goodies, when he describes an Amazonian tribe in the following manner: “Some time in the future they expect a giant galleon or magic bird to arrive carrying an everlasting cornucopia of worldly goods, so they just sit about waiting for the great day.” His images cannot help but invoke the religious idea of awaiting the coming of a celestial Savior, with all that this implies. While it is likely that this aspect of Christianity was introduced at a late date, when determinations were made to make Christianity a state religion, it nevertheless currently pervades many branches of Christianity.
Barry Chamish Radio 5/20/2014
This show probes the revelations in my recently published book, EXILE, as they pertain not only to domestic policy but to the US's actions in the Middle East. The show aired on First Amendment Radio.
What is "EXILE?"
This discussion with Howard Nema on TruthBroadcastNetwork.com touches on some of the main points of "EXILE," a book which advances the understanding of what the American Empire is really attempting, on a global as well as domestic scale.