First hour: Former lead BBC Mideast correspondent Alan Hart asks: Is it time for a military coup in Israel? “The mounting public criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by past and present members of the Zionist state’s defense and intelligence establishments… recalled a comment made to me by one of its former Directors of Military Intelligence: “If we had a government consisting of only former DMI’s, we’d have had peace with the Palestinians long ago.” The USA, for that matter, needs a Constitutional Counter-Coup to reverse the 9/11 putch and restore the Constitution – as I recently recommended to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey. Knocking off Netanyahu-Barak and the Israeli 9/11 perps at the same time as the American ones would be quite a coup!
Alan Hart, who was a personal friend of both Golda Meier and Yassar Arafat and a high-level back-channel peace negotiator, chose to break his self-imposed silence on 9/11 on my radio show. His trilogy Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews is the best introduction available to the history of the occupation of Palestine.
“40 years ago, Robert Anton Wilson and Robert, Shea, in the Illuminatus! trilogy, portrayed a near future in which the ruling elite used a wave of assassinations a la JFK, RFK and MLK to terrorize the American public into accepting a full-scale police state. ‘The assassinations, you see, establish the need for such laws in the public mind.’ A few years of such orchestrated terror, and the state would have Americans “under tighter surveillance than Hitler had the Germans”.
“As it happens, the real-world impetus to such creeping totalitarianism was not assassinations. It was the Drug War and 9/11. But the overall effect has been very much the same.”
Kevin Carson holds the Karl Hess Chair of Social Analysis at Center for a Stateless Society, a left-wing market anarchist think tank where he writes research papers and news commentary. He’s the author of The Homebrew Industrial Revolution: A Low-Overhead Manifesto, Organization Theory: A Libertarian Perspective, and Studies in Mutualist Political Economy. His forthcoming book is tentatively titled The Desktop Regulatory State.