Norway’s Terror as Systemic Destabilization: Breivik, the Arms-for-Drugs
Milieu, and Global Shadow Elites
Peter Dale Scott
by Peter Dale Scott: Bosnia,
Kosovo, and Now Libya
Terror: Was It a Deep Event?
The most surprising
aspect of the recent unexpected terrorist violence in Norway is
that, in retrospect, it is not surprising. Our revived hopes after
the end of the Cold War, that we might finally be emerging into
a world of diminishing bloodshed, have been abundantly disabused.
Events of seemingly random irrational violence, such as that which
so shocked us when President Kennedy was assassinated, have become
a predictable part of the world in which we live.
To some extent
we can blame the violence on our social system itself. It is clearly
unsatisfactory, and needs fundamental reconstructions that nonviolent
actions have been painfully slow to deliver. Thus violence slowly
builds up at all levels, from the flash mobs of the hopeless at
the base of society to the war schemes of those in high places.
In such a milieu Anders Breivik is only one of many, from the Unabomber
in America to the jihadi suicide bombers everywhere, who have chosen
to dedicate themselves to sacrificial violence, rather than to an
eventless survival in an alienating status quo.
But the backgrounds
of some violent events are more mysteriously organized than, say,
those of a resentful and quasi-spontaneous grudge killing or flash
mob. For some time I have discussed acts such as the Kennedy assassination
as what I have called deep events: events, obscured and/or
misrepresented in mainstream media, whose origins are mysterious
but often intelligence-related, attributed to marginal outsiders,
but intersecting with large and powerful but covert forces having
the power and the intent to influence history. More recently I have
emphasized the need to analyze deep events comparatively, as part
of an on-going hidden substrate in so-called developed societies.
And to raise the question whether key deep events are interrelated.
mayhem on July 22, 2011, (henceforth 7/22) has forced me to clarify
my definition of a deep event, to distinguish between those which
are merely unsolved or mysterious in themselves, and those which
have proved to be part of a larger systemic mystery grounded in
the structures of either society itself, or its shadow underworld
(demi-monde, Irrwelt), or in some combination of the two.
As I wrote three years ago, The unthinkable that elements
inside the state would conspire with criminals to kill innocent
civilians has become not only thinkable but commonplace in
the last century.
is no evidence that Unabombers actions, or the two assassination
attempts against President Gerald Ford (by Lynette Fromm and Sara
Jane Moore) were deep events in this second, more limited sense.
The still not understood nerve gas attacks of 1995 in the Tokyo
subway, by the Buddhist group Aum Shinrikyo, can be seen as a possible
deep event. The attack on Pope John Paul II is a more probable one,
because of the murderers membership in the Turkish Grey Wolves,
an activist movement close to the Turkish security apparatus now
known as Turkeys gizli devlet or deep state.
of systemic deep events, we can point to two spectacular bombings
in Italy, the Piazza Fontana bombing in Milan and simultaneous Rome
bombing of 1969. These were initially blamed on marginal left-wing
anarchists, but were ultimately revealed to have been false-flag
attacks organized, as part of a strategy of tension, by right-wing
neo-fascists inside the Italian military intelligence agency SISMI,
with a possible green light (according to the chief of SISMI) from
elements in the CIA. Since then an Italian premier has confirmed
that the parallel intelligence structure responsible for the bombings
was part of a stay-behind network, Gladio, which we now know was
originally organized by NATO as a potential resistance in the event
of a Soviet occupation of western Europe. Moreover, in the words
of an Italian parliamentary commission, Those massacres, those
bombs, those military action had been organized or promoted or supported
men linked to the structures of the United States.
country after country, the Gladio networks soon deteriorated into
activist anti-democratic cells with intelligence connections. They
have been shown to have been behind other acts of violence, including
the actions of the Grey Wolves in Turkey, and the Brabant massacres
of 1983-85 in Belgium. Nor is this ancient history. In November
1990 Italian Premier Andreotti revealed that Italy, along with France
and the other NATO countries, had just convened at a secret NATO
Gladio meeting just the month before i.e., after the fall
of the Berlin Wall.
presence of Gladio networks throughout Europe, including Norway,
raises the question: was 7/22 a systemic deep event, or at least
a possible deep event? Having pondered this for a month, my conclusions,
all tentative except the first, are these:
most probably did not act alone, despite the latest official reports:
prosecutors and police have said they are fairly certain that
Breivik planned and committed them on his own.
2) We should
probably look for his associates in the demi-monde mobilized
outside and against the state, rather than in the structures of
the state itself.
3) 7/22 is
probably not a traditional false-flag operation; the milieu of Breiviks
associates is indeed probably that pointed to, without incrimination,
in the alleged Breivik manifesto and video.
4) The motive
of 7/22 may have been to maximize publicity for the political message
of one particular group in this milieu, the Euronationalist Knights
Templar of former neo-Nazi turned counter-jihad publicist Nick Greger.
5) We should
look behind the counter-jihad ideology of Breivik and Gregers
Knights Templar to the arms-for-drugs trafficking connections of
their avowed heroes and contacts particularly of the Serbian
Mafioso and Red Beret veteran Milorad Ulemek.
6) Of particular
interest are the criminal connections between the drug trafficker
Ulemek (and possibly Breivik) and the Russian arms-and-drugs meta-group
Far West LLC a group I have discussed elsewhere for its involvement
in systemic destabilization and conceivably even 9/11.
7) Far Wests
involvement in systemic destabilization was probably not just self-motivated,
but had protection if not instigation from Far Wests connections
to what David Rothkopf, in an important book, has called the illicit
shadow elites that are part of the worlds elite superclass.
8) Thus Norways
terror, like comparable bombings in Italy and Turkey, illustrates,
once again, the congruence between the dark quadrant of systemic
destabilization (or what I once called managed violence)
and the milieu of the international drug traffic.
has wondered whether Breiviks actions on 7/22 were part of
a Norwegian strategy of tension on the model of Piazza Fontana.
He has raised what he calls the obvious question
the degree to which the ideology of right wing extremism
neo-fascism has penetrated the police and security forces,
especially the upper echelons? He thus suspects the extreme
delay of the police in reaching the island of Utøya
a suspicion enhanced by confirmed reports in the Norwegian
news media that Mr. Breivik had called the police several times
during the attack on Utoya.
the Norwegian peace researcher Ola Tunander has observed that the
Norwegian security establishment and police resources are smaller
than foreigners might imagine: Norway is a small country with
a relatively unified power structure, where everyone knows each
other, and there is less of a clear split between the security forces
and the political elite. Close friends of the Chief of Police, for
example the Deputy Foreign Minister, were among those with children
on the Utøya island."
This may not
close the debate. For Norway also had a Gladio stay-behind network,
ROCAMBOLE (ROC), that was partly funded and controlled by NATO,
the CIA, and the British service MI6. ROC was also controversial.
In the 1950s a secret controversy arose from Norways discovery
that an American in Norways NATO HQ had spied upon high-ranking
Norwegian officials. The left-wing Norwegian intelligence
chief who discovered this situation and protested it to NATO, Vilhelm
Evang, was later forced out of office by other Norwegian security
officials, as the indirect result of a secret allegation forwarded
by CIA Counterintelligence Chief James Angleton. So Norways
security apparatus was not entirely homogeneous and autonomous.
facts, 7/22 must be distinguished from a classical false-flag event
by Gladio stay-behind networks. Traditionally in such cases, the
designated perpetrator was associated, not with right-wingers, but
to 7/22 Lies in the Event, Not in the Man
man is unique, proclaiming his affiliations with both the Unabombers
philosophy and the right-wing counter-jihad milieu. But 7/22 the
event is more familiar, and presents a number of features that are
also familiar from past deep events:
1) a legend
or documented characterization of the perpetrator;
clues, or what I have elsewhere referred to as a paper
trail, often including videos suitable for post-event promotion
of the legend;
3) in particular,
planted autodocumentation, a genre ranging in variety from the
historic diary of Lee Harvey Oswald to the manifesto
of the Unabomber;
4) a tested
modus operandi for a mass bombing.
The word legend
is a term of art from the intelligence world meaning a myth created
around a person, usually to hide their real intent or loyalties.
I use it here without prejudging the truth or falsity of the myth,
or the related question of authorship. Above all, in what follows,
I do not mean to imply that the myth can be dismissed as a cynical
artifact. Indeed it seems clear that the author of the manifesto/video,
whether Breivik alone or someone else, was consciously creating
a myth of a crusade against Islam which they sincerely believed
Let me digress
for a moment, as someone who believes in the long-term future of
democracy, open societies, and multiculturalism as it is developing
in America. I see the widespread resentments of Breivik and countless
others about multi-cultis as a serious phenomenon worthy
of sympathetic understanding. Technology and globalization, as much
in Russia and China as in the West, are creating problems for the
survival and health of cultures everywhere, from Thailand to Tibet
to the banlieu of Paris, for which it is difficult to see short-term
ironically shared by Euronationalist crusaders like Breivik and
also their jihadi Islamist opponents, is to be drawn to crusader-jihadi
violence. (The secular anarchist Unabomber, quoted by Breivik, shows
another version of this response.) Olivier Roy and others have sensitively
analyzed the appeal of salafi jihad to young Muslims in Europe,
with an identity-crisis caused by their alienation from the various
distant cultures of their ancestors, as much as from the Western
culture in which they are marginalized. We need also to address
the identity-crises of those who see their traditional monocultures,
in Norway as anywhere else, challenged by rapid cultural changes
that are inadequately discussed, let alone managed.
Take the example
of Switzerland, a country that has learned over centuries to live
with four different languages and two versions of Christianity that
once warred bitterly against each other. This cultural maturity
does not equip the Swiss to deal easily with new immigrants who
wish to establish not only mosques but Sharia in their midst.
A much longer
essay than this one would be needed to explore the resonances of
Breiviks myth. But our topic here is 7/22, not Breivik the
clues for Breiviks legend
man must be viewed as unreliable, and every statement from him viewed
with the greatest suspicion. Yet his extensive autodocumentation
-- by which I mean the Internet manifesto, video, and Facebook page
attributed to him -- deserve to be assessed carefully regardless
of authorship, especially in the light of later statements he is
alleged to have made to the Norwegian police. And here we can say
that, whatever the truth about Breivik, the autodocumentation shows
connections leading ultimately to the shadowy underworld of arms
and drug traffickers that may also have fostered al Qaeda.
It is exceedingly
common for high-publicity deep events to be accompanied by such
autodocumentation, After the diaries of Lee Harvey Oswald and Sirhan
Sirhan, the alleged diary attributed to Arthur Bremer (the man said
to have shot the 1972 presidential candidate George Wallace, stimulated
Gore Vidal to wonder, in an essay for the New York Review of
Books, whether the true author of the diary might not have been
the CIA officer and Watergate plotter E. Howard Hunt (or in my terms,
whether the Wallace shooting might not have been a systemic deep
a rented car, the police found Bremers diary (odd that in
the post-Gutenberg age Oswald, Sirhan, and Bremer should have
all committed to paper their pensées). According to the
diary, Bremer had tried to kill Nixon in Canada but failed to
get close enough. He then decided to kill George Wallace. The
absence of any logical motive is now familiar to most Americans,
who are quite at home with the batty killer who acts alone in
order to be on television.
perceptive witticism, the killer who acts alone in order to
be on television, fits Breivik very well: his documents seem
clearly designed to generate maximum publicity and speculation.
Breivik, Oswald left behind him a legacy of autodocumentation, some
of which proved to be very suited for post-assassination television.
This included, besides a diary and extensive political manuscripts,
an audio-video tape involving an ex-Army psychological warfare expert,
and expounding his alleged political beliefs. Yet the differences
are instructive. Oswalds autodocumentation of his alleged
left-wing identity can be seen in retrospect as false, and probably
part of FBI-CIA efforts to discredit the Fair Play for Cuba Committee
which Oswald tried to penetrate. Breiviks video appears to
express his true beliefs, even though I shall argue in a moment
that most of the video may have been prepared by someone else. Yet
in contrast to Breiviks, the misleading Oswald audio-video
was aired extensively after the JFK assassination, as part of the
propaganda campaign to describe him as a leftist. The Breivik video,
by comparison, has been downplayed, and has indeed disappeared from
many if not most of the web sites where it was originally posted.
to me that the Breivik video was intended to capitalize on the publicity
caused by his actions, but that the group behind this effort was
not part of mainstream western society, and is not currently being
supported by those in charge of the mainstream media. I shall suggest
shortly that it was designed primarily for a different audience:
the world of the resentful who find an outlet for their resentments
on the Internet.
Breiviks Video Indicate? That Breivik Did Not Act Alone
Both the content
and the authorship of Breiviks video remain very mysterious.
What seems relatively clear is that it was not composed and controlled
by Breivik alone.
for plural authorship for the video is internal. Almost all of the
video appears to be a speeded-up version of a text-heavy sequence
of stills, possibly originally a slideshow presentation about knights
templar and their fellow crusaders. It is clear both that a great
deal of work has gone into the preparation and presentation of this
text, and also that the text serves little or no purpose in the
speeded-up Breivik version, For there are sometimes up to about
twenty lines of text on a screen page, of which not more than about
four or five lines can be read, even swiftly, in the time now allotted
video is of professional quality, definitely not a home movie. One
of the stylistic features unifying it is the steady predictable
rhythm in the three- or four-second time-lapses allotted to each
still. This rhythm is broken, jarringly, at the very end, when three
photos of Breivik himself appear. The first two are presented very
swiftly, completely out of sync with the rhythmic presentation in
the rest of the video.
I am left with
the strong impression that whoever added Breiviks stills at
the end of the video who may possibly even have been Breivik
himself was not the original videographer or slideshow preparer.
It was someone instead with a different style, sensibility, and
purpose. (It would not surprise me to learn that there are other
discernible and even quantifiable differences between the slideshow
and Breivik parts of the video, with respect to such details as
out the video and manifesto just before the attacks was most likely
aware of the massacres about to unfold. And if there is more than
one author for the video, then Breivik was most probably not acting
alone. For the release of the two documents must be considered an
integral, indeed an essential, part of the 7/22 event -- indeed
the point of it. I shall argue shortly that its aim was not just
slaughter but publicity: to provoke a heightened discussion of the
issues and promoters of counter-jihad.
Operandi of the Bomb
It has been
widely noted that Breivik in 7/22 used the same bombing modus operandi
as Oklahoma City and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing
an ammonium nitrate bomb concealed in a parked vehicle. As Andrew
Gumbel wrote in an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times,
appears to have been more than simply inspired by American predecessors
such as Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber: The materials
he used, the way he planned and carried out his attacks, and his
own writings all suggest he was deeply familiar with the actions
of some notorious political killers on this side of the Atlantic.
Breivik possessed a Glock semiautomatic, the same weapon McVeigh
was carrying when he was arrested by a hawk-eyed Highway Patrol
officer 90 minutes after the April 1995 bombing in Oklahoma. Breivik
also possessed a .223-caliber Ruger assault rifle, just like McVeigh.
still continues whether Breivik himself could have developed the
skills to make a successful ammonium nitrate bomb. But there are
strong indications that the 1993 WTC bombers and one of the two
known 1995 Oklahoma City bombers (Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols)
received training from abroad, possibly from al Qaeda.
In the words
of Dana Rohrabacher, Chairman of the House International Relations
skill as a terrorist seems to have grown while in the Philippines.
Initially he was an unsuccessful bomb-maker. According to Michael
Fortiers testimony, Nichols and McVeigh failed miserably when
they tested an explosive device in the Arizona desert just six months
before they bombed the Murrah building. After Nichols final
trip to the Philippines, he and McVeigh were fully capable of manufacturing
the crude but deadly bomb that was used to bring down the Murrah
also explored the apparent connections in the Philippines between
Nichols and Ramzi Yousef, the al-Qaeda-linked mastermind of the
1993 WTC bombing. (Yousef is a close associate and relative of Khalid
Sheikh Mohammed, said to have been the mastermind of al Qaedas
9/11 exploit.) According to researcher J.M. Berger and others, In
November 1994, Terry Nichols and Ramzi Yousef both walked on the
grounds of the same college campus, Southwestern University
in the Philippine city of Cebu, where an Islamist cell was active.
Later, each man booked a flight on the same airline.
It is worth
recalling that in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center the
attackers were trained by a member of al Qaeda, Ali Mohamed, who
almost certainly was a double agent working also for U.S. sources.
The same trainer led (to quote the 9/11 Commission Report
the 1998 attack on the U.S. Embassy, and may have trained the alleged
9/11 hijackers as well.
suggests that all these American incidents of violence may have
been part of an on-going strategy of tension, to destabilize society
as a means to justify the ever-mounting budgets for Americas
security forces. In American War Machine I devoted an entire chapter
to the question whether we should see 9/11 as part of an on-going
tradition of engineered deep events. (I took the term
engineered from a U.S. army document stating, The
engineering of a series of provocations to justify military intervention
is feasible and could be accomplished with the resources available.)
The fact that
Breivik imitated McVeigh does not prove that they were part of the
same organization. It is possible that Breivik consciously imitated
McVeigh, as a way of heightening and shading the aura of mystery
he cultivated around his actions or if you will as a kind
of hommage to McVeigh, along with the Unabomber and others I shall
name shortly. But I shall argue that Breivik may indeed have been
intimate with the arms-for-drugs milieu that can also be perceived
in the background of both Oklahoma City and al Qaeda. (For al Qaeda,
despite the odd denial in the 9/11 Commission Report, was
almost certainly a drug-trafficking and drug-supported organization.)
Finances Suggest He Did Not Act Alone
planted clues about his finances also point mysteriously to international
connections beyond what was needed for 7/22 alone. In this case
the mystery of his finances is reinforced by evidence we learn independently
from the Norwegian police: namely, that in 2007, a year in which
he reported little taxable income, the equivalent of $115,000 was
mysteriously deposited into Breiviks bank account. This important
clue, not coming from Breivik himself, refers to a time when "Government
records suggest that
. his early attempts at business were
has reportedly heightened the mystery behind the alleged loner.
He is said to have explained to the police that he had ten times
as much money (six million kroner, about $1.1 million) to finance
his terrorist attacks. His lawyer, Geir Lippestad, has added that
his planning also involved extensive travel:
has traveled in many countries in Europe, via car, ferry and plane,
said Lippestad. These states correspond to some of those states
mentioned in Breivik's so-called manifesto, which he repeatedly
mentioned during the interrogations. According to Lippestad, [Breivik's]
traveling has been directly related to the planning of the attacks,
which was most intense in recent years. He has met with an unknown
number of people who have helped him to obtain materials, and
he also explained that most of the equipment is from abroad. In
earlier questioning, Breivik explained that he had six million
[kroner] to finance the terrorist attacks.
An even more
suggestive lead to this hidden financial dimension is a statement
attached to the Breivik manifesto, in which Breivik
claimed to describe his irregular commercial and banking activity:
Managing director of E-Commerce Group AS (part investment
company 50%, part sales/outsourcing company 50%).
I converted ABB ENK to a corporation (AS). Total of 7 employees:
3 in Norway, 1 in Russia, 1 in Indonesia, 1 in Romania, 1 in the
US. Distribution of outsourcing services to foreign companies,
sold software/programming solutions. Worked part time with day
In the words
of this statement,
a front (milking cow) with the purpose of financing resistance/liberation
related military operations. The company was successful although
most of the funds were channelled through a Caribbean subsidiary
(with base in Antigua, a location where European countries do
not have access): Brentwood Solutions Limited with bank accounts
in other Caribbean nations and Eastern Europe. E-Commerce Group
was terminated in 2007 while most of the funds were channelled
in an unorthodox manner to Norway available to the
coming intellectual and subsequent operations phase.
small island in the Caribbean, was noted for its corrupt banks with
intelligence connections; it was used for example by BCCI and Israeli
operatives in the 1980s for illicit arms sales to the Medellin cocaine
cartel. Some have seen a possible implication of Israel in this
allusion to Antigua by Breivik, an avowed pro-Zionist in his manifesto.
The same people have pointed to an article by Barry Rubin in the
July 31 Jerusalem Post, claiming that the Utoya youth camp
that Breivik attacked (and which had been rehearsing ways to break
the Israeli blockade of Gaza) was engaged in what was essentially
... a pro-terrorist program. Finally some have pointed to
the growing links between the right-wing parties of Israel and formerly
anti-Semitic right-wing parties extolled in the Breivik manifesto.
In this article
I am arguing neither for nor against the possible involvement of
Israelis, along with others, in the events of 7/22. I will however
argue that we should look for an ultimate source, not in the covert
structures of any single state, but in a paranational dark force
with the capacity to collude with or even manipulate them.
Knights Templar, and the Order 777 of Mad Nick Greger
In short, both
the Breivik autodocumentation and independent reports from the police
about his bank account suggest that there is an unexplored higher
dimension to Breiviks crimes. The Breivik manifesto and video
enhance this suggestion, associating Breivik with an alleged larger
movement of neo-Knight Templars crusading in defense of Judeo-Christian
describes a Knights Templar meeting Breivik is said to have attended
in London, one consisting of only about five people, including a
Russian and a Serbian (by proxy, location: Monrovia, Liberia,
apparently represented at the meeting by Breivik himself), who was
now eluding punishment for his killings of Muslims in Bosnia. (I
joined the session after visiting one of the initial facilitators,
a Serbian Crusader Commander and war hero, in Monrovia, Liberia.)
There are reasons
to suspect that this Serbian commander was Milorad Ulemek, also
known as Milorad Lukovic (or Legija), a former commander of the
Serbian paramilitary unit known as Arkans Tigers (and later
as Red Berets) that initiated ethnic cleansing in Bosnia. The Breivik
manifesto extols the Tigers and their commanders (including the
late Raznatovic Arkan and Ulemek, the only survivor) as role models.
The video attributed
to Breivik shows some remarkable similarities to another pro-Ulemek
video, this one released by the leader of a self-professed Knights
Templar group called Order 777. The leader, now allegedly reformed,
is a former anti-Muslim terrorist and bomber from East Germany,
by the name of Nick Greger (Commander Mad Nick or madnick77).
Greger is a man of many talents and interests, including as an artist
and author; and above all he (madnick77) is an obsessive
poster of videos on the Internet (henceforward Gregers
videos). These Order 777 videos, like Breiviks,
urge Judeo-Christian Europe to unite against the menace of Islam
(its not about race, its about religion),
and the related menace of globalist multi-culturalism as enforced
by the UN and the United States.
video posted by Greger, The Order 777 -- Immortals,
is so similar to Breiviks in its stylistic details, that it
suggests a common origin may exist for both. Readers can view the
two videos and judge for themselves: Breiviks here, and Gregers
here. Note that both videos are divided into sections, and in each
the final optimistic (i.e. counter-jihadistic) section
is prefaced by the picture of a Knight Templar, with his distinctive
heraldry of a red Maltese cross on a white field.
description of the Greger video in the London Daily Telegraph
calling itself Order 777, claims to bring together Christian resistance
movements and features a depiction of a Templar Knight [the one
with a red Maltese cross] with the slogan The Order 777
Strikes Back! alongside footage of a variety of armed gangs
with the words factions united.
include the UFF in Northern Ireland, Serbian nationalists, Liberian
and Congolese fighters and members of the neo-fascist AWB in South
In one clip
Mr Greger is handling a Kalashnikov and in another says: The
war of the future will be a war of the religions.
of similarities between the compendium [i.e. Breiviks
manifesto] and the Order 777 videos have begun to emerge.
said he had attended the founding meeting of the Knights
Templar Europe in London after visiting one of the
initial facilitators, a Serbian Crusader Commander and war hero,
in Monrovia, Liberia.
compendium and the Order 777 videos feature a man
called Milorad Ulemek, a former commander of the Red Berets, a
unit of the Serbian security Services called the JSO, who was
arrested in 2004 and convicted of the assassinations of Serbian
Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic and former Serbian President Ivan
Stambolic and of organising the attempted murder of the Serbian
opposition leader Vuk Draskovic.
also feature Charles Taylor, the former Liberian dictator now
facing war crimes trials, and a girl called Black Diamond
who fought on the rebel army against Taylor in 2003.
To these similarities
should be added others: their division into sections, their opening
with a Latin quotation, their staccato sequence of stills surrounded
by heavy black borders with accompanying lettering, their background
of loud ominous choral music, the scenes from Africa, their focus
on heroic or would-be-heroic Christian crusaders, past and present,
and their optimistic (i.e. counter-jihadistic) final
sections, preceded by a picture of a Knight Templar with a red Maltese
cross on a white field. There are also photos on the Internet of
Nick Greger himself sporting a Knights Templar T-shirt, with the
same red Maltese Cross that Breivik posted on the first page of
his Internet manifesto.
In other posts
Greger presents himself as a reformed, anti-racist Christian
But the Christians
defended in his video are without exception murderers ready, if
alive, to kill again. For example, there seems no reason to call
Charles Taylor (to whom Greger dedicated another video) Christian,
other than that he once teamed up with televangelist Pat Robertson
to mine diamonds in Liberia. According to Colbert King in the Washington
but Libya-trained Taylor is a menace to all that's decent
tens of thousands of Liberians slain, hundreds of thousands displaced
throughout West Africa, a generation of young Liberian boys ruined
by their conversion to child soldiers, women raped and mutilated,
his country is in absolute ruins and is ostracized by the world
relevance to this essay, Taylor, like all but two of the nine men
celebrated in Gregers video, was implicated in the arms-for-drugs
the rest of the article
Dale Scott, a former Canadian diplomat and English Professor at
the University of California, Berkeley, is the author of Drugs
Oil and War, The
Road to 9/11, and The
War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11, and the Deep Politics of War.
His book, Fueling America's War Machine: Deep Politics and the
CIAs Global Drug Connection is in press, due Fall 2010
from Rowman & Littlefield.
© 2011 Peter