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US: we initiate terrorism to create terrorists to overthrow governments

Wesley Clark, Supreme Allied Commander NATO, testifies in this 2-minute video that the US planned to overthrow seven countries after 9/11: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran.

The Pentagon admitted a strategy to do so (here, here, here):

  1. the US conducts acts of terrorism in nations they want to control,
  2. the US continues terrorism to provoke an act of reprisal,
  3. the US labels the reprisal “terrorism” to justify covert and overt military operations to overthrow targeted governments.

Therefore, the US caused the “war on terror” as a policy choice; 9/11 was pretense and not the cause.

Indeed, war law and two UN Security Council Resolutions provided international cooperation for factual discovery of the 9/11 terrorists, arrests, and trial for lawful justice all nations supported.

The US rejects the rule of law, violates treaty obligations, killed over a million human beings from armed attacks since 9/11, and so far has long-term costs of $4 to $6 trillion to US taxpayers ($40 – $60,000 per household).

This rogue state of the US ends when enough Americans in military, law enforcement, government, media, education, and the general public have sufficient intellectual integrity and moral courage to accept the “emperor has no clothes” obvious facts.

This unlawful policy choice of the US for Wars of Aggression has killed 20-30 million people in covert and overt wars since 1945. It follows a long history of lie-began and treaty-violated wars of choice to steal land and resources, as I’ve reminded the public before:

1. The US regularly violated treaties with Native Americans, as well as manipulating their meaning for the purpose of stealing their land.

2. US President Polk lied to Congress to initiate a War of Aggression in Mexico. The result was the US taking 40% of Mexico in 1848. This occurred despite Abraham Lincoln’s crystal-clear explanation as a member of Congress that the Adams-Onis Treaty placed the “border dispute” 400 miles within land forever promised to Mexico and forever promised as outside any US claim.

3. The US violated our treaty with Hawaii and stole their country in 1898.

4. The US reneged on promises of freedom after the Spanish American War to impose our rule on the Philippines and install US-friendly dictators in Cuba.

5. The US entered WW1 upon no national security threat to the US and put the 3rd party presidential candidate in prison for public speeches questioning the war.

6. The CIA had several covert wars; perhaps most important in today’s context of war on Iran: “Operation Ajax” that overthrew Iran’s democracy and installed a US-friendly and brutal dictator.  When that dictator was overthrown and Iran refused another, the US aided Iraq to unlawfully invade and attack Iran from 1980-1988; killing up to a million Iranians. If the US lied and acted twice to unlawfully overthrow Iran’s democracy within our own lifetimes, shouldn’t we assume first another lie-started unlawful war today? Upon confirmation of the lies (documented below), shouldn’t we arrest the US War Criminals rather than allow them to kill again?!?

7. The Vietnam War occurred after the US allowed the cancellation of an election to unify the country, as escalated with the Gulf of Tonkin incident: false intelligence at best, but then manipulated into a false-flag event for a “defensive” war.

8. Perhaps most disturbing is the King Family civil suit that found the US government guilty in the assassination of Dr. King. Corporate media, including our text publishers, omit this history. The King family’s conclusion is that Martin was assassinated to prevent his “Occupy DC” plan beginning for the sumer of 1968 to end his version of today’s wars.

9. We now know from Congressional reports that all “reasons” for war with Iraq were known to be false as they were told.

10. The two “reasons” for war with Iran are as false as the “reasons” for war with Iraq. Beware a false flag attack by the US or Israel to blame on Iran as pretext for another “defensive” war:

  1. Iran’s president never physically threatened Israel.
  2. All of Iran’s nuclear material is fully accounted for peaceful and legal use for energy and medicine.

CNBC Exec’s Children Murdered, 1 Day After CNBC Reports $43 Trillion Bankster Lawsuit

By JG Vibes
theintelhub.com
October 27, 2012

This week financial news organization CNBC gave some mainstream attention to the largest money laundering and racketeering lawsuit in United States History, in which “Banksters” and their U.S. racketeering partners are being accused of laundering of 43 trillion dollars worth of ill gotten gains.

The lawsuit is said to involve officials located in the highest offices of government and the financial sector.

Since this information was surprisingly revealed by the mainstream news organization there has been a very suspicious and deadly fallout at the CNBC headquarters.

Within hours the original page for the article was taken down, and CNBC senior vice president Kevin Krim received news that his children were killed under very suspicious circumstances.

It seems that the murder happened first and then the page was removed later.

According to mainstream accounts the children’s nanny is responsible for the murders, allegedly stabbing both children.

However, those same mainstream news sources report the highly unlikely story that the nanny slit her own throat just after committing the homicides.

Police have released very little information and although a wider plot has not been officially implicated, it seems very possible that these murders are a show of force against the press organization for releasing such damning information about the most powerful people in the world.

Here is some more information about the lawsuit from the Wall Street Journal:

“In the District Court lawsuit, Spire Law Group, LLP — on behalf of home owner across the Country and New York taxpayers, as well as under other taxpayer recompense laws — has expanded its mass tort action into federal court in Brooklyn, New York, seeking to halt all foreclosures nationwide pending the return of the $43 trillion ($43,000,000,000,000.00) by the “Banksters” and their co-conspirators, seeking an audit of the Fed and audits of all the “bailout programs” by an independent receiver such as Neil Barofsky, former Inspector General of the TARP program who has stated that none of the TARP money and other “bailout money” advanced from the Treasury has ever been repaid despite protestations to the contrary by the Defendants as well as similar protestations by President Obama and the Obama Administration both publicly on national television and more privately to the United States Congress.

Because the Obama Administration has failed to pursue any of the “Banksters” criminally, and indeed is actively borrowing monies for Mr. Obama’s campaign from these same “Banksters” to finance its political aspirations, the national group of plaintiff home owners has been forced to now expand its lawsuit to include racketeering, money laundering and intentional violations of the Iranian Nations Sanctions and Embargo Act by the national banks included among the “Bankster” Defendants. “

Some of the alleged conspirators are Attorney General Holder, Assistant Attorney General Tony West, the brother in law of Defendant California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Jon Corzine (former New Jersey Governor), Robert Rubin (former Treasury Secretary and Bankster), Timothy Geitner, Treasury Secretary, Vikram Pandit (recently resigned and disgraced Chairman of the Board of Citigroup), Valerie Jarrett (a Senior White House Advisor), Anita Dunn (a former “communications director” for the Obama Administration), Robert Bauer (husband of Anita Dunn and Chief Legal Counsel for the Obama Re-election Campaign), as well as the “Banksters” themselves, and their affiliates and conduits.

It is expected that all news on this subject will be removed from CNBC, and that other news organizations will be discouraged from covering such information.

However, screen shots of the original CNBC article were taken to verify the authenticity of this story.

Assassination and brute intimidation are common strategies for the ruling class to use on people who may threaten their agenda.

This is the second situation this week in which a high level executive was the victim of a suspicious attack that seemed very much like an assassination.

The Intel Hub just reported that Nicholas Mockford, a 60 year old British executive for the oil company ExxonMobil was shot dead in front of his wife in an assassination-style killing in Brussels.

We will be keeping a close eye on both of these stories and provide more details as they become available.

Note: You can read the lawsuit here.

If you have any questions or disagreements share your ideas with the community in the new forums at theintelhub.com

J.G. Vibes is the author of an 87 chapter counter culture textbook called Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance, a staff writer and reporter for The Intel Hub and host of a show called Voluntary Hippie Radio

You can keep up with his work, which includes free podcasts, free e-books & free audiobooks at his website www.aotmr.com

Note: You can also read a report on the subject here. This report was published one day before ours by Pete Santilli.

Jane Harmon and Israeli Spying

Dear Friends,

We are writing to share with you Alison Weir’s latest article, published today, which exposes shocking evidence that a politician with reported links to Israeli spies may be in the running for the post of CIA director.

Thanks for reading! Please share this article widely!

If Americans Knew

Possible New CIA Director Already Politically Compromised

Jane Harmon and Israeli Spying

CounterPunch – It is astounding to find that one of the handful of prospects being floated to become CIA director following the fall of General David Petraeus is a person reportedly implicated in a 2005 Israeli spy scandal.

CNN, Politico, and others  have all listed former Congresswoman Jane Harman as a potential new CIA head. Oddly, however, none have mentioned reports in 2006 and again in 2009 that an NSA wiretap in 2005 had picked up Harman promising a suspected Israeli agent that she would aid people indicted for espionage on behalf of Israel.

According to reports, Harman allegedly told the Israeli agent that she would lobby the Justice Department to reduce espionage-related charges against two top officials for the powerful Israel lobby organization, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

In return, the suspected Israeli agent (who may have been a dual-citizen American) reportedly pledged to help lobby for Harman to become chair of the House Intelligence Committee. Harman was already the ranking Democrat on the committee.

At the end of the conversation, Harman reportedly said: “This conversation doesn’t exist.”

The two AIPAC officials had been indicted for illegally obtaining classified documents about Iran and passing these on to Israel. They also gave them to prominent Washington Post journalist Glenn Kessler, whose speaker bio lists three topics: “Global Affairs, Jewish Interest, Middle East Issues.” Kessler has “The Fact Checker” column at the Washington Post.

One of the indicted AIPAC officials has since defended himself by stating that his actions were routine for AIPAC – that AIPAC staffers regularly obtain and hand on classified U.S. information to Israel and others.

AIPAC, worried at public exposure caused by the indictments, fired the two men. Subsequent lawsuits over their firing provided considerable information, from sleazy  details about AIPAC high officials to the fact that dozens of AIPAC donors had provided monetary assistance to the two men, despite evidence that they had leaked classified U.S. documents to a foreign country.

Among these donors were Slim-Fast billionaire Daniel Abraham, philanthropist Lynn Schusterman, and Haim Saban, an Israeli-American who is one of the major donors to Democratic candidates. Saban, who is close to Harman, says his “greatest concern is to protect Israel.” (His wife was recently nominated to be US ambassador to the UN.)

Harman, who frequently speaks at AIPAC events, is widely known for her strong advocacy for Israel and of Middle East wars on behalf of it.

She backed the attack on Iraq and now similarly maintains that Iran is a threat to Americans, despite the fact that Iraq quickly  turned into a tragic, unnecessary, and disastrously costly debacle; that Iraq had none of the weapons of mass destruction that had been claimed; and that current claims against Iran are similarly tenuous.

The Jewish Forward calls her a “pro-Israel stalwart,” and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) reports, “Harman is beloved by the pro-Israel lobby and is a sure-bet appearance at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference.”

According to Open Secrets, Harman was one of the top recipients of pro-Israel  campaign  donations.

JTA reported that her departure from Congress in 2011, “earned her an unusually effusive statement of regret from AIPAC director Howard Kohr.”

Like AIPAC, Harman currently pushes the alleged need, often promoted by flawed media  reports, for the U.S. to address what she claims is Iran’s development of nuclear weapons, despite the fact that U.S. intelligence agencies continue to find that Iran is actually not developing them. (She also neglects to mention that Israel  has a stockpile of nuclear weapons and has refused to sign the nonproliferation treaty).Jane Harmon with former Israeli PM Ariel SharonJane Harmon with former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon

In her nine terms in Congress, Harman focused on military and security affairs and served on all the major security committees: six years on Armed Services, eight years on Intelligence, and four on Homeland Security.

Harman, who was married to billionaire Sidney Harman, owner of Newsweek, until his death last year, was listed as the second-richest member in congress.

Harman resigned from Congress in 20011 to head up the Washington DC Woodrow Wilson Center, part of the Smithsonian. The Wilson Center is listed as the 16th most powerful think tank in the world.

Like Harman, the longtime chair of the Wilson Center, Joseph B. Gildenhorn, is extremely close to Israel. He endowed the Institute for Israel Studies at the University of Maryland and may at one point have been an AIPAC board member Wilson Co-chair Sander R. Gerber has been an AIPAC board member for many years.

In explaining her decision to leave Congress in order to direct the Wilson Center, Harman said: “Serving at its helm provides unique opportunities to involve the House and Senate, top experts and world leaders in ‘great debates’ about the most pressing foreign and domestic policy matters.”

While Congressional Quarterlys Roll Call contains an article in which Harman denies the espionage-related reports, the publication seems to have taken down the report to which Harman was responding and to which numerous other articles link: “Sources: Wiretap Recorded Rep. Harman Promising to Intervene for AIPAC,” by Jeff Stein,  Congressional Quarterly, April 19, 2009. (It’s unclear whether the removal of Stein’s article is related to the fact that three months after the story broke, Congressional Quarterly was bought by the Economist Group.)

In the report, investigative journalist Jeff Stein provided additional details about the incident and explained that whether or not Harman delivered on her promise (she did not attain her desired chairmanship), the making of the promise was sufficient to constitute, in legal terms, a “completed crime.”

Despite considerable outcry and calls for a Justice Department investigation, Harman eluded prosecution, the expected full investigation of the powerful southern California Democrat never happened, and Harman’s allegedly subversive actions seem to have dropped from sight.

While former Petraeus deputy (and currently acting director) Michael J. Morell seems to be the current frontrunner  for CIA head, Harman and others are reported to still be in the running. Also, Morell could prove to be a temporary choice to prevent a lapse in leadership while the long-term director is chosen.

If Harman does becomes CIA director, her appointment would no doubt be greeted with glee by the Israeli government. Whether or not Harman made treasonous promises to an Israeli agent, there is no doubt that she is a committed advocate for the Israeli regime.

Americans, on the other hand, might have less reason for joy.

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For more information on the incident, see TPM, Salon, TimeStephen Walt, the New York TimesAntiwar.com and C&L

For more information on the AIPAC case, see the investigative work by Grant Smith at the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy – IRmep.

For more information on the pro-Israel lobby, see Introduction to the Israel Lobby by the Council for the National Interest.

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Overpopulation Is a Eugenics Agenda Lie

Melissa Melton

Infowars

Nearly every day, the mainstream media dispenses new articles reinforcing the idea that humans are infesting the earth, overpopulating it like parasites and sucking it dry of resources. The magic number — 7 billion — is thrown at us like an accusation and a curse, as if the mere fact this many people are now living on the planet is an automatic death sentence for the world and everything on it.

TIME‘s Bryan Walsh declared the environment would be the real victim of overpopulation. In his article “Zero Population Growth = Healthier Planet?,” Tim Wall of Discovery News wrote, “A stable number of humans on the planet doesn’t necessarily mean less impact on the environment. But it helps.” Climate change author Mary Ellen Harte and Anne Erhlich, policy coordinator for Stanford’s Center for Conservation Biology, asked the question, “The world’s biggest problem?” then answered with “too many people” in the LA Times. Reuters Nina Chestney recently reported that 100 million people will die by 2030 due to anthropogenic climate change wreaking havoc on the planet, while at the same time, U.S. carbon emissions are at a 20-year low.

One Washington Post reader even wrote, “Living within our global means will require a radical drop in the Earth’s population, starting now,” in an op-ed the organization saw fit to publish.

These articles never admit it, but the point is not to educate people on the environment and population growth. The real design is programming us to accept population control. The real meaning behind it?

Eugenics.

Dropping Birth Rates

The mainstream media always tosses out a lot of broad, vague concepts about how the world is overpopulated to the total detriment of the environment, as if it is just an accepted, incontrovertible fact.

Are we in dire straights? Is the Earth becoming so overburdened by the burgeoning human population that it’s about to plummet out of space?

No. Not even close. In fact, when the actual data is considered, the only thing dropping, and fast, are human birth rates.

Many countries’ have zero or even negative population growth, with birth rates below national replacement rates — the degree upon which a population replaces itself.

As it stands, the Western European countries of Germany, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and Sweden have total fertility rates below the replacement rate. Denmark saw 4,400 fewer children born in 2011 than in 2010, with projections in 2012 on track for the nation having its lowest birth rate on record since 1988.

Canada’s birth rate fell to 10.5 per 1,000 people in 2002, the lowest it had been since 1921. New figures in 2011 showed it had dipped even further to 10.28. Australia’s birth rate decline over the past two decades is so worrisome to its government that it introduced “extensive changes” to taxes and benefits that would assist families and encourage growth.

China, a nation typically (but incorrectly) called out as experiencing a continuous population boon comparative to rabbits, has seen its birth rates decline from 16.12 per 1,000 people in 2000 to 12.31 in 2012. Mexico’s population explosion is now a myth similar to China’s; in 2010, The Economist declared the country’s birth rate to be in “free fall.”

Russia’s 2012 birth rate was lower at 10.94 per 1,000 people than its death rate at 16.03 per 1,000 people. Russia has the second highest death rate of any country in the world.

In 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared South Korea to have the world’s lowest birth rate for the second year in a row; North Korea’s birth rates were also in steep decline, from 20.43 per 1,000 people in 2000 to 14.51 per 1,000 people in 2012. Japan’s government is now estimating that if birth rates in the country continue to decline on the same trend as seen in the past few decades, the nation’s population will shrink 30 percent by 2060.

Morocco, Syria, and Saudi Arabia’s fertility rates have all declined nearly 60 percent overall. Singapore’s birth rates dropped so low in 2012 (1.2 per 1,000 people), the nation’s Prime Minister’s office released a paper to combat the “serious” issue entitled, “Our Population Our Future.”

While birth rates for both boys and girls are dropping in India, baby girl births are showing a much sharper decline than baby boys. Poland officially has one of the lowest birth rates in the world as well.

Finally, American birth rates have fallen to the lowest levels since the Great Depression, with the 2011 fertility rate being the lowest reported in all of U.S. History.

The highest birth rates in 2012 were reported in the African nations of Niger and Uganda, but these two countries also have some of the lowest overall life expectancy rates at 54 and 53 years respectively as when compared with the U.S. or the U.K., where life expectancy rates are nearly 30 years higher.

According to a population growth study conducted by University of Minnesota Ecology Professor Clarence Lehman, “Human population growth has turned ‘a very sharp corner’ and is now slowing, on its way to leveling off in the next century.”

Rising Disease Rates

While birth and fertility rates are dropping en masse, other figures are rising just as quickly.

WHO has estimated that Alzheimer’s and other debilitating dementias effect 24.3 million people and are rising in developing countries; WHO has announced this number is now expected to double every 20 years. Childhood Leukemia and brain cancers are on the rise as well, with figures jumping about one percent every year for each of the last 20 years. Autoimmune diseases are rocketing off the charts. Celiac disease — an autoimmune disorder that causes the body to attack the small intestine which has the primary function of nutrient absorption — now afflicts five times as many Americans than it did in the 1950s. According to the American Diabetes Association, the incidence of type 1 diabetes in American youth increased 23 percent just between 2001 and 2009. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) admitted in a study released earlier this year that autism now afflicts one in every 88 children.

“It clearly suggests that environmental factors are at play due to the significant increase in these diseases,” explained Virginia Ladd, President and Executive Director of the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA). “Genes do not change in such a short period of time.”

Are We Killing the Environment or Is It Killing Us?

What environmental factors could be making people so abundantly ill? There are so many lovely options to choose from.

Could it be the vaccines laced with heavy metals and formaldehyde? Isn’t it ironic that public service announcements constantly tell us smoking is bad because cigarettes contain formaldehyde and formaldehyde causes cancer, something even the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns us about, but shooting a baby up with formaldehyde in a vaccine is somehow supposed to be perfectly acceptable? Administering a two month old one shot for diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, and hepatitis B, and one shot for polio would mean shooting 200 micrograms of formaldehyde straight into the infant’s bloodstream; that’s just one set of vaccines. The average American child is set to receive 36 inoculations by the time he or she is five years old.

Perhaps it is the genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food which have been shown in studies (the ones not funded by Monsanto) to cause everything from infertility and liver disease, to tumors and death, all courtesy of Big Agra, the same companies to bring us DDT and Agent Orange.

Or is it geoengineering otherwise known by some as “chemtrails,” science’s “answer” to the man-made global warming hoax that involves planes spraying a chemical mixture of strontium, barium salts and aluminum particles into our atmosphere? Michael Murphy of the chemtrail documentary “What in the World Are They Spraying?” notes that the effect of having these toxic chemicals sprayed on us without our consent “has been devastating to crops, wildlife and human health.” The latest proposal to geoengineer our planet will only cost us a mere $5 billion dollars per year, and although there is evidence these programs have been going on since at least the ’90s, officials still will not fully admit it. The mainstream media has to sell it to us first.

As if our air and food being poisoned isn’t enough, artificial fluoride, a chemical waste byproduct of aluminum and phosphate fertilizer manufacturing, is being dumped into municipal water across the U.S. and all over the world. The water in Nazi concentration camps was purposefully fluoridated, and it’s not likely Adolf Hitler was worried about the inmates’ dental health. Studies on fluoride’s detrimental health effects are numerous; fluoride has been shown to negatively impact every soft tissue in the body. Fluoride has been tied to kidney damage, arthritis, thyroid disease, pineal gland calcification, endocrine disruption, infertility, bone cancer, cardiovascular disease, joint damage, gastrointestinal issues, and lowered IQ. What’s even more twisted? If Americans want artificial fluoride removed from our public water sources, we actually have to fight our city councils in many cases.

Perhaps it’s all the pharmaceuticals people are taking. In the U.S. alone, prescription medications kill an estimated 300% more people than illegal drugs. The American Medical Association (AMA) admits that, conservatively, the adverse reactions of FDA-approved medications kill nearly 300 people every single day — causing over 106,000 deaths in the U.S. per year. This means pharmaceuticals kill more Americans than most cancers (except lung), Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, kidney disease, liver disease, traffic accidents or violence. And that’s just here in the United States.

Overpopulation Is a Myth

This depopulation agenda is foisted on people through the “green” movement, something that can make people feel all warm and squishy inside because they’re doing something “good” for the environment; the flipside to that coin is the elites’ ultimate agenda for mass death under the guise of saving the Earth.

According to the Population Research Institute (PRI), the myth of overpopulation has been brought up again and again over the past few centuries for to scare people into accepting a eugenics agenda:

Multiple sources from PRI to National Geographic’s Robert Kunzig claim that, when the math is done properly, every family on the planet could have a house with a yard and reside in a land mass the size of Texas.

Texas is just under 269,000 square miles of the entire Earth’s 57.5 million square miles of land. Perhaps the state would not readily have the resources to support that many people, but that is not the point. The point is that it could be done.

British Scholar Thomas Malthus (1766-1838) is credited with the original theory of population “growth” which was, really, just an argument for population control. Malthus argued that population increases would eventually lead to starvation and poverty, thus he felt the lower classes should have their family sizes regulated. Darwin admitted in his autobiography that his theory of natural selection was based in part on Malthus’ work.

Fast forward to today, when we have eugenicist billionaires with enough money to affect global change like former Vice President Al Gore claiming population stabilization is the only way to combat global warming; Bill Gates lecturing on how we could save ten teachers’ jobs if we cut end-of-life care for grandma; and CNN-founder Ted Turner (who has five children of his own) talking about how everyone else should be forced to adhere to a one-child policy for 100 years to reduce the world down to 2 billion people.

Fearmongerer Gore stands to make billions off his global warming carbon tax initiatives should they pass; while Gore flies around in private jets and spends $30,000 a year in utility bills for his 20-room mansion, he basically wants to tax breathing for everyone else. Gates’ “charitable” foundation has a mission to “vaccinate the planet” — vaccination that he admitted will reduce the world’s population by 15 percent. Gates’ valiant mission recently left nearly 48,000 children paralyzed in India. Turner recently announced in a television appearance he thinks it’s “good” that record numbers of U.S. soldiers are committing suicide.

Notice all of these people are advocating population reduction, but none of them are personally volunteering to go first.

Al Gore, Bill Gates, Ted Turner, and others like them, are using their power, wealth, and influence to play God, but they are not gods; they are mere men who, because of their wealth and power, believe themselves to be above the rest of us. They believe they alone can make decisions on who is worthy to live and die. The eugenics agenda lives on, and the bought and controlled media continues to churn out propaganda telling us we have to die so that the Earth (and the elite) may live.

Every day we are being poisoned, robbed and lied to on a massive scale. We have to wake people up to what’s really going on here, before it’s too late

HERE COMES EVIL, By Lasha Darkmoon

By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.
Macbeth, iv.i.4

This article was published yesterday here ; and subsequently, here and here.

In a few weeks’ time, Americans will face the grim prospect of choosing a new government, either headed by the same president or by a new one. Why a grim prospect? Because the choice is between an aggressive war criminal and a draft dodging, chickenhawk warmonger, both of them puppets of organized Jewry. No matter who you vote for, you end up with dystopia. You end up with wickedness in high places.

It’s only a matter of time before the masses are shaken from their slumber and realize that the world that awaits them is a world under the dominion of evil.

Our government is now controlled by a criminal cabal. Our country is a loony bin where the crazies are in charge. Our cities are crime factories. Our banks are run by bandits who steal from the poor. Our schools are production lines for the manufacture of morons. Our places of work are venues of legalized exploitation and servitude. Our news is horror fiction. Our courts are coin-operated machines that crank out injustice. Our laws are dirty jokes. Our heroes are villains. Our celebrities are abominations. Our politicians are psychopaths at large. We live in an America where torture has now been normalized and murder is legal—an Orwellian world too terrifying even for Orwell’s imagination.

Here are some facts that will help to persuade you that the American Dream has morphed into a nightmare—that the country we now live in is a police state masquerading as a democracy.

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“I don’t care if Americans think we’re running the news media, Hollywood, Wall Street or the government,” Jewish columnist Joel Stein wrote in the Los Angeles Times in December 2008.  “I just care that we get to keep running them.”

Mr Stein’s reckless candor in admitting that the Jews ran America was to cost him his job at the LA Times.

If Americans have lost their country to organized Jewry, they lost it slowly and imperceptibly. Indeed, most Americans remain unaware that their country no longer belongs to them. They fervently believe they still live in a democracy. This was a takeover not without precedent, however. It had happened to Germany. It had happened to Russia. It has now happened to America.

Germany, a mere shadow of what it might have been, is now a defeated and demoralized nation, thoroughly browbeaten by Jewry and terrified of their masters in Israel. Without stretching it too far, one could say that Germany has become Israel’s cash cow.

It was the Morgenthau Plan, specifically designed by the vengeful Henry Morgenthau as a collective punishment against the German people for the crimes of Hitler, that was to turn post-war Germany into “the largest concentration camp on earth.”

As late as 1991, German chancellors were still being forced, like enslaved vassals under the Roman Empire, to sign an “act of submission” to their Allied conquerors.

Russia too, like Germany, was to fall under Jewish domination.

According to Solzhenitsyn in The Gulag Archipelago, 66 million Russian Christians were put to death on the orders of the Cheka or Russian secret police. Though my good friend Israel Shamir, a respected authority on this point, is almost certainly correct in his view that these figures have been grossly inflated, Yuri Slezkine’s candid quote from historian Leonard Shapiro is nevertheless too well known to be casually dismissed: “Anyone who had the misfortune to fall into the hands of the Cheka stood a very good chance of finding himself confronted with and possibly shot by a Jewish investigator.

Germany…Russia…America. They all fell under Jewish hegemony. They had their hour in the sun, and then they had their eclipse.

It’s now America’s turn.

†     “We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.” — Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001.

†     “There is only one power that really counts: the power of political pressure. We Jews are the most powerful people on earth, because we have this power. And we know how to apply it.”  —  Ze’ev Jabotinski, Zionist leader and founder of the Irgun terrorist group, Jewish Daily Bulletin, July 27, 1935.

In Part 1 of my article, Goodbye, America, I discussed the problems facing America today and suggested that they are far more serious than those facing National Socialist Germany in the 1930s. Of the seven problems I listed, the four most intractable ones are these:

(1)     The nuclear-armed state of Israel and its Samson Option, neither of which existed as threats to peace before the establishment of the Zionist state in the wake of  World War Two.

(2)     The presence of 60 million Christian Zionists in America who are hand in glove with our new Masters, aiding and abetting them in their violation of international law and the ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people.

(3)     The existence of a tentacular network of Jewish organizations in America, such as the ADL and AIPAC, holding the entire country to ransom; specifically, its mercenary and morally bankrupt politicians.

(4)       The lethal weapon of multiculturalism, a weapon unavailable for use against either Germany or Russia but now deployed to devastating effect against America’s Euro-American majority. “Global elites view the White Western world as the main obstacle standing in the way of a future world government,” Pat Buchanan is widely reported to have said in a 2004 speech. “Multiculturalism is a tool used by such elites to dismantle White Western civilization.”

Given that the Jews managed to achieve almost complete control of Germany and Russia even before the foundation of the Jewish state in 1948, it must surely be obvious that their executive power has increased exponentially with the acquisition of a military base in the Middle East, armed to the teeth with the deadliest nuclear warheads, many of these aimed at European capitals and some of them probably at the United States.

Though it is a commonly known fact that Israel has 200-300 nuclear warheads, it is not so well known that this Mideast Goliath possesses even more devastating weapons in its armory, including at least 35 thermo-nuclear bombs fueled by lithium-6 deuteride; and even—as some American military experts believe—intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM’s) capable of one day reaching New York and Los Angeles, though these latter weapons have yet to be tested. (See this authoritative article on Israel’s military capacities).

It would be foolish to think that a country that killed Americans in cold blood in the USS Liberty incident of 1967, and may well have been implicated in the 9/11 attack on the homeland, would have any scruples about attacking Americans again on a much vaster scale if ever America became the object of their hatred.

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It is important at his point to consider the hidden facts surrounding the foundation of the state of Israel, if only because this will help us to get a better perspective of the Jewish problem.

It is almost universally believed, thanks to Jewish ownership of the mass media, that the UN created Israel and that everyone was delighted when this happened. This is demonstrably false. Even the US government—or 99 percent of it—was adamantly opposed to the foundation of Israel. Indeed, former Undersecretary of State Dean Acheson was one of many who raised strenuous objections to America recognizing the Jewish state, predicting that “the West would pay a high price for Israel.”

In spite of all these misgivings, the Jews got their state.

Why the Zionist land grabbers should now be held in such high esteem in America and elsewhere, and their Palestinian victims spat upon and spurned at every opportunity, can be easily explained.

Apart from the Jewish-owned mass media which has managed to glamorize and cast a rose-tinted glow over its Frankenstein monster in the Middle East, the answer lies in one word: Holocaust. The Zionists have managed to convince the world that they are the moral legatees of the victims of the Holocaust. As such, they remain the Ultimate Victims.

Like Finkelstein, we are entitled to express concern over the cheap exploitation of Jewish suffering. It is an undeniable fact that the Holocaust is a major industry and that it is used as moral blackmail and carte blanche for monstrous crimes.

Israeli writer Ari Shavit summed it up neatly when he said: “We may murder with impunity, because the Holocaust museum is on our side”.

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We are in a critical situation.

It was never Palestine on its own that organized Jewry wanted. Palestine was simply to be their base of operations for the conquest of the rest of the world.  According to Israel Shamir:

Palestine is not the ultimate goal of the Jews; the world is.  Palestine is just the place for world state headquarters…..The Jews intend to turn Jerusalem into the supreme capital of the world, and its rebuilt temple into the focal point of the Spirit on Earth. Christianity will die, the spirit will depart from the nations in our part of the world, and our present dubious democracy will be supplanted by a vast theocratic state. De-spiritualized and uprooted, homeless and lonely, yesterday’s Masters of the World [WASPs] will become slaves in all but name….The Jewish universe is good for Jews. It is a curse for others.  In the US, as Jewish influence has grown steadily since 1968, the lives of ordinary people have worsened. A good time for the Jews is not a good time for mankind. The blessing of the Jews is a curse for others. The regimes that are “good for Jews” are rarely good for anybody else.

The runes are easy enough to read. From the domination of Germany and Russia, the Jews contrived to leapfrog to the domination of America.

We see through a glass darkly, but what we see through the gathering gloom is the grim specter of an American dystopia: a Third World country hardly worth living in for most Americans.

It costs the American taxpayer $12 million an hour just to keep US troops in Afghanistan, a country America decided to invade on a rollercoaster of neoconservative lies.

Incredibly, America’s closest ally, Israel, has yet to contribute a single soldier to any of Washington’s wars on their behalf—though Israeli commandos were kind enough to “advise” the Americans on torture techniques at Abu Ghraib in 2004.

American Jews have never been particularly noted for their presence, let alone their heroism, in America’s fighting forces. They prefer to fight with their pens, which they do most valiantly, far from the din of battle. It is they who beat the war drums the loudest, who profit most from the wanton slaughter of innocents, and who “get others to fight and die for them.”

Ruled by a Jewish elite and their Shabbat goy underlings, beyond the reach of international law and hated throughout the world, America is now an Israeli colony in all but name.

The days of wine and roses, of mom and apple pie, are long since over. The American Dream is dead. Like Germany and Russia before it, America lies vanquished.

“When the world looks at America, what it sees is an Israeli colony.”
— Paul Craig Roberts

America has been taken over.

Slowly and imperceptibly, duped by lies and lulled into complacency, Americans have let their country slip into the hands of a fifth column: of  a hostile ethnic elite whose primary allegiance is to Israel, a country built on stolen land and engaged in systematic genocide.

How is it that this rude and recalcitrant “ally” of America still continues to receive its $3 billion a year subsidy? Is America so besotted with love for the Jewish state that it cannot say ‘No’? Silly question. Since it rests on the Chomskyite assumption that America is still the lord and master and little Israel the dependent colony.

The riddle is easily solved if one turns Chomsky’s assumption on its head: organized Jewry, having taken over America, has transformed it into an Israeli colony. The $8.2 million per day that the American taxpayer pays his Jewish master is not a subsidy. It is tribute money: a tax or levy imposed on a vanquished people by their conquerors.

According to political pundit Philip Giraldi, this is “the first time in recorded history that a small nation with less than eight million citizens has subjugated a much larger country with a population of more than 310 million…. [America is now] a slave to Israel.”

The Zionization of America is complete, with AIPAC appointing the government and 60 million Christian Zionists ready to die for their new masters in Jerusalem.

WHO  RULES  AMERICA?

“I’ve never seen a President stand up to them. They always get what they want. If the American people understood what a grip those people have got on our government, they would rise up in arms.” (Admiral Thomas Moorer, former Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1983)

It was the Jews who twisted President Truman’s arm and got him to give his full backing to their fledgling state. It was the Jews again, through their vengeful  representative Morgenthau, who were to make life a living hell for the conquered Germans in the aftermath of World War II. The Jews were always in the background, it seems, the shadowy lurkers in the cabbage patch of history.

The colony that the Brits had failed to acquire in the Middle East, Israel, was inherited by America. To start with, Israel was to be America’s aircraft carrier in the Middle East. The Americans would use it as a gigantic military base from which to plunder Arab oil. Nor would they have any problems with Ben Gurion’s dreams of a Greater Israel stretching from the Nile to the Euphrates. After all, why not give the Jews what they wanted?

Greater Israel was simply to be an extension of America: its fifty-first state.

Things didn’t work out as planned. The best-laid schemes of mice and men, we are told, often go awry. The tables were turned on the simple-minded Americans. The Jews were much smarter than their WASP masters could ever be. They knew how to cheat. They networked. They had acquired through three thousand years of bitter experience the arts of duplicity and cunning. Guile was their genetic patrimony, intrigue the milieu in which they flourished. They were the Ultimate Survivors.

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Yes, one has to hand it to the Jews. The hitherto oppressed decided to become the oppressors. The former victims decided to take on the role of predators. The previous puppets decided to become the Puppet Masters.

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In short, the Jews took over America and turned it into a Jewish colony. As simple as that. Their American hosts were hoist with their own petard.

But why worry? American Jews are Americans, are they not? If they’re smart enough to take over America, as they have demonstrably done, why shouldn’t they proceed to the next logical step and take over the world—yes, dominate the world  through America? No one denies this is America’s aim: full spectrum dominance. So if the Jews control America, and if America controls the world, doesn’t it follow logically that the Jews control the world? The logic is irrefutable.

Jewish world domination takes on a different perspective when viewed through this historical prism. No “conspiracy theories” here. No hook-nosed Jews grasping the globe in their cruel talons. No Illuminati trying to sodomize your children and drink their blood. Just logic. Just history. Just America striving for full-spectrum dominance—with Jews leading the pack.

You could say the wild-eyed dreams of the Protocols have at last been realized, but not in the way their original masterminds intended.

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“We should never forget what happened when Jews were a hostile elite in the USSR,” Prof. Kevin MacDonald notes bleakly. “The loathing and contempt for the traditional people and culture of Russia was a major factor in the avid Jewish participation in the greatest crimes of the 20th century.”

MacDonald is referring to the systematic murder of several million Russian Christians under Lenin and Stalin: a period of mass murder spanning 36 years (1917-1953). During this entire period moreover, as recently released documents from Soviet archives reveal, thousands of Christian churches were destroyed—but not a single synagogue. (See here)

The new American elite, as we all know, is a Jewish elite. Exactly like the elite in Bolshevik Russia and Stalin’s USSR. And it is—this cannot be emphasized too strongly—a hostile elite that “loathes the nation it rules.”

So we need to watch out.

Because what happened to millions of Russians in the first half of the 2oth  century—systematic genocide—could well happen to millions of Americans in the foreseeable future.

“It is quite possible,” Kevin MacDonald muses, “that we are entering into a racial dystopia of unimaginable cruelty.”

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The world that awaits us, if our New Masters prevail, will be a grim dystopia. It will be a spiritual wasteland in which an unprincipled elite rides roughshod over the teeming masses. It will be a cruel world of exploitation, moral darkness, and unspeakable brutality.

“Death solves all problems,” Stalin quipped cynically. “No man, no problem.” When mass extermination becomes the miracle cure, exciting times can be expected.

In Otto Friedrich’s widely acclaimed Holocaust study, The Kingdom of Auschwitz, a concentration camp survivor is quoted as saying:

Concentration camp existence taught us that the whole world is really like a concentration camp. The world is ruled by neither justice nor morality. Crime is not punished nor virtue rewarded. The world is ruled by power. We are laying the foundation for some new, monstrous civilization.

An innocent victim of this “new, monstrous civilization”, a Palestinian child, his arm cut off by an Israeli settler for throwing a stone.

(See here for original source of this shocking and controversial picture; for other sources, see here)

So this is where we are now: in the eye of the storm.

America, once a democracy, is now a crypto-fascist country ruled in the interests of the richest one percent of its population, a substantial number of them Jews. And the richest Jew in the world, Sheldon Adelson, is the man behind Presidential candidate Mitt Romney—a Zionist puppet who would have no qualms in sacrificing America for Israel.

“There is no freedom, no democracy, and no government accountability in Amerika, a fascist state,” Paul Craig Roberts concludes ruefully in one of his recent essays.

The Jews, fulfilling the wildest dreams conjured up in the Protocols, stand surveying the killing fields of the world they have conquered. Iraq and Afghanistan lie in ruins, thanks to their machinations. Iran lies in the cross-hairs, awaiting its expected doom. And meanwhile in America, as the body bags are flown in from foreign parts and the lurid circus of bread and games grinds on relentlessly, there is nothing much to live for except sex and death.

Stalin’s willing executioners, the Jews, are now the ruling elite in America. As in Weimar Germany, the Jews make most of the money and help to create a culture of neo-paganism and nihilism, decadence and despair. Nothing has changed except the country.

Russia, Germany, America—they all went down like skittles in a row.

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.”  — George Orwell, 1984

This is a condensed and updated version of this 2-part article published in October-November last year on several different websites.

Dr Lasha Darkmoon (email her) is an academic with higher degrees in Classics. She is also a poet and translator. Her articles can be found here, her poems here.

Saudis destroying Islamic sites in Medina

For those of you idiot kafirs and Muslims who believe saudi arabia is the bastion of Islam…..

by Jerome Taylor
Source: The Independent

October 28, 2012

Three of the world’s oldest mosques are about to be destroyed as Saudi Arabia embarks on a multi-billion-pound expansion of Islam’s second holiest site. Work on the Masjid an-Nabawi in Medina, where the Prophet Mohamed is buried, will start once the annual Hajj pilgrimage ends next month. When complete, the development will turn the mosque into the world’s largest building, with the capacity for 1.6 million worshippers.
But concerns have been raised that the development will see key historic sites bulldozed. Anger is already growing at the kingdom’s apparent disdain for preserving the historical and archaeological heritage of the country’s holiest city, Mecca. Most of the expansion of Masjid an-Nabawi will take place to the west of the existing mosque, which holds the tombs of Islam’s founder and two of his closest companions, Abu Bakr and Umar.
Just outside the western walls of the current compound are mosques dedicated to Abu Bakr and Umar, as well as the Masjid Ghamama, built to mark the spot where the Prophet is thought to have given his first prayers for the Eid festival. The Saudis have announced no plans to preserve or move the three mosques, which have existed since the seventh century and are covered by Ottoman-era structures, or to commission archaeological digs before they are pulled down, something that has caused considerable concern among the few academics who are willing to speak out in the deeply authoritarian kingdom.
“No one denies that Medina is in need of expansion, but it’s the way the authorities are going about it which is so worrying,” says Dr Irfan al-Alawi of the Islamic Heritage Research Foundation. “There are ways they could expand which would either avoid or preserve the ancient Islamic sites but instead they want to knock it all down.” Dr Alawi has spent much of the past 10 years trying to highlight the destruction of early Islamic sites.
With cheap air travel and booming middle classes in populous Muslim countries within the developing world, both Mecca and Medina are struggling to cope with the 12 million pilgrims who visit each year – a number expected to grow to 17 million by 2025. The Saudi monarchy views itself as the sole authority to decide what should happen to the cradle of Islam. Although it has earmarked billions for an enormous expansion of both Mecca and Medina, it also sees the holy cities as lucrative for a country almost entirely reliant on its finite oil wealth.
Heritage campaigners and many locals have looked on aghast as the historic sections of Mecca and Medina have been bulldozed to make way for gleaming shopping malls, luxury hotels and enormous skyscrapers. The Washington-based Gulf Institute estimates that 95 per cent of the 1,000-year-old buildings in the two cities have been destroyed in the past 20 years.
In Mecca, the Masjid al-Haram, the holiest site in Islam and a place where all Muslims are supposed to be equal, is now overshadowed by the Jabal Omar complex, a development of skyscraper apartments, hotels and an enormous clock tower. To build it, the Saudi authorities destroyed the Ottoman era Ajyad Fortress and the hill it stood on. Other historic sites lost include the Prophet’s birthplace – now a library – and the house of his first wife, Khadijah, which was replaced with a public toilet block.
Neither the Saudi Embassy in London nor the Ministry for Foreign Affairs responded to requests for comment when The Independent contacted them this week. But the government has previously defended its expansion plans for the two holy cities as necessary. It insists it has also built large numbers of budget hotels for poorer pilgrims, though critics point out these are routinely placed many miles away from the holy sites.
Until recently, redevelopment in Medina has pressed ahead at a slightly less frenetic pace than in Mecca, although a number of early Islamic sites have still been lost. Of the seven ancient mosques built to commemorate the Battle of the Trench – a key moment in the development of Islam – only two remain. Ten years ago, a mosque which belonged to the Prophet’s grandson was dynamited. Pictures of the demolition that were secretly taken and smuggled out of the kingdom showed the religious police celebrating as the building collapsed.
The disregard for Islam’s early history is partly explained by the regime’s adoption of Wahabism, an austere and uncompromising interpretation of Islam that is vehemently opposed to anything which might encourage Muslims towards idol worship.
In most of the Muslim world, shrines have been built. Visits to graves are also commonplace. But Wahabism views such practices with disdain. The religious police go to enormous lengths to discourage people from praying at or visiting places closely connected to the time of the Prophet while powerful clerics work behind the scenes to promote the destruction of historic sites.
Dr Alawi fears that the redevelopment of the Masjid an-Nabawi is part of a wider drive to shift focus away from the place where Mohamed is buried. The spot that marks the Prophet’s tomb is covered by a famous green dome and forms the centrepiece of the current mosque. But under the new plans, it will become the east wing of a building eight times its current size with a new pulpit. There are also plans to demolish the prayer niche at the centre of mosque. The area forms part of the Riyadh al-Jannah (Garden of Paradise), a section of the mosque that the Prophet decreed especially holy.
“Their excuse is they want to make more room and create 20 spaces in a mosque that will eventually hold 1.6 million,” says Dr Alawi. “It makes no sense. What they really want is to move the focus away from where the Prophet is buried.”
A pamphlet published in 2007 by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs – and endorsed by the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz al Sheikh – called for the dome to be demolished and the graves of Mohamed, Abu Bakr and Umar to be flattened. Sheikh Ibn al-Uthaymeen, one of the 20th century’s most prolific Wahabi scholars, made similar demands.
“Muslim silence over the destruction of Mecca and Medina is both disastrous and hypocritical,” says Dr Alawi. “The recent movie about the Prophet Mohamed caused worldwide protests… and yet the destruction of the Prophet’s birthplace, where he prayed and founded Islam has been allowed to continue without any criticism.”
Mecca and Medina in numbers
12m  – The number of people who visit Mecca and Medina every year
3.4m  – The number of Muslims expected to perform Hajj (pilgrimage) this year
60,000  – The current capacity of the Masjid an-Nabawi mosque
1.6m  – The projected capacity of the mosque after expansion
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Mecca’s mega architecture casts shadow over hajj

by Oliver Wainwright
Source: guardian.co.uk

Arabian heights … the Abraj al-Bait looms over the Grand Mosque and Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty

A glowing green disc hovers high in the sky at night, casting an eerie glow over a forest of minarets, cranes and concrete frames that seem to stretch endlessly into the dusty distance, like a vast field of dominoes. The disc is the largest clockface in the world – and not only does it adorn the tallest clocktower in the world, it also sits atop a building boasting the biggest floor area in the world. Visible 30km away, this is the Abraj al-Bait, which rises like Big Ben on steroids to tower 600m over the holy mosque of Mecca in the spiritual heart of the Islamic world.
This thrusting pastiche palace houses an array of luxury hotels and apartments, perched above a five-storey slab of shopping malls. Completed last year at a cost of $15bn (£9bn), it stands where an Ottoman fortress once stood. A stone citadel built in 1781 to repel bandits, the Ajyad fortress’s demolition sparked an international outcry in 2002, but this was quickly rebuffed by the Saudi Islamic affairs minister. “No one has the right to interfere in what comes under the state’s authority,” he said. “This development is in the interest of all Muslims all over the world.” The fortress wasn’t just swept away – the hill it sat on went, too.
Shooting 26 searchlights 10km into the skies, and blaring its call to prayer 7km across the valley, the Abraj al-Bait is also the world’s second tallest building. Encrusted with mosaics and inlaid with gold, it is the most visible (and audible) sign of the frenzied building boom that has taken hold of Saudi Arabia’s holy city over the last 10 years. “It is truly indescribable,” says Sami Angawi, architect and founder of the Jeddah-based Hajj Research Centre, who has spent the last three decades researching and documenting the historic buildings of Mecca and Medina, few of which now remain. In particular, the house of the prophet’s wife, Khadijah, was razed to make way for public lavatories; the house of his companion, Abu Bakr, is now the site of a Hilton hotel; and his grandson’s house was flattened by the King’s palace. “They are turning the holy sanctuary into a machine, a city which has no identity, no heritage, no culture and no natural environment. They’ve even taken away the mountains,” says Angawi.
Geological features have proved no match for dynamite and concrete, which are being liberally deployed to make way for the burgeoning number of visitors. Three million Muslims arrived in Mecca this week for the annual hajj pilgrimage, an event that has mutated from a simple, spartan rite of passage, in which pilgrims give up their worldly goods, into a big-bucks business worthy of Las Vegas – with the overblown architecture to match.
Along the western flank of the city are the first towers of the Jabal Omar development, a sprawling complex that will eventually accommodate 100,000 people in 26 luxury hotels – sitting on another gargantuan plinth of 4,000 shops and 500 restaurants, along with its own six-storey prayer hall. The line of blocks, which will climb to heights of up to 200 metres and terminate in a monumental gateway building, share the clocktower’s Islamic-lite language: a cliched dressing of pointed arches and filigree grillwork plastered over generic concrete shells.
The developers have somehow transformed a type of architecture that evolved from a dense urban grain of low-rise courtyards and narrow streets into meaningless wallpaper: an endlessly repeatable pattern for the decoration of standardised slab after standardised slab. Flimsy rows of concrete arches hang above swaths of blue mirror glass, punctuated by stick-on timber trellis screens. These are modelled on traditional mashrabiya panels, those beautiful latticework openings designed as ventilating veils, but here they become meaningless applique. “If we are imitating, why can’t we imitate the best?” asks Angawi, in a tone of desperation. “Why are we imitating the worst mistakes of 60 or 70 years ago from around the world – only even bigger?”
Another development of repetitive slabs, echoing Jabal Omar’s toast-rack urbanism, is slated for the northern side of the Grand Mosque, at al-Shamiya, while a $10bn plan to provide an extra 400,000 sq metres of prayer halls there is almost complete. Standing like a gigantic triangular slice of wedding cake, this building will accommodate 1.2m more worshippers each year, but it has come at a price.

Toast-rack urbanism … how the al-Shamiya area will look

 
“This was the most historic part of the old city,” says Irfan al-Alawi, executive director of the UK-based Islamic Heritage Research Foundation, who has worked in vain to raise the profile of his country’s historic sites. “It has now all been flattened.” Residents were evicted, he says, with one week’s notice, and many have still not been compensated – a common story across Mecca’s developments. “They are now living in shantytowns on the edge of the city without proper sanitation. Locals, who have lived here for generations, are being forced out to make way for these marble castles in the sky.”
Alawi describes the imminent arrival of yet more seven-star hotels even closer to the mosque than the al-Bait clocktower, as well as proposals to develop Jabal Khandama, on the hills to the east, which will likely see the erasure of the site where the prophet Muhammad was born. Alawi says this wilful destruction of Islamic heritage is no accident: it is driven by state-endorsed wahhabism, the hardline interpretation of Islam that perceives historical sites as encouraging sinful idolatry. So anything that relates to the prophet could be in the bulldozer’s sights.
“It is the end of Mecca,” says Alawi. “And for what? Most of these hotels are 50% vacant and the malls are empty – the rents are too expensive for the former souk stall-holders. And people praying in the new mosque extension will not even be able to see the Kaaba.”
The Kaaba is the holy black cube in the centre of the Grand Mosque, around which pilgrims walk; proximity to it has become the ultimate currency, allowing hotel suites with the best views to charge $7,000 per night during peak seasons. This unique concentricity, with everything determined by its orientation towards the hallowed centre, has spawned a strangely diagrammatic radial urbanism. From above, like a sea of iron filings pulled by a magnet, the whole city appears to crowd round a core, the vortex of pilgrims giving way to an equally swirling current of tower blocks. It is the axis of prayer writ large in concrete.
The road to Mecca funnels traffic into two lanes: the one marked “Muslims only” goes to the holy city; the other, marked “Non Muslims”, bypasses it, since the latter – me included – are forbidden entry to Mecca (and Medina) under Saudi law. Soon after this hajj, work will start on the expansion of the mataf, the open area around the Kaaba, to triple its capacity to 130,000 pilgrims per hour. But to create this, the historic centre of the mosque will be obliterated. “They want to get rid of the brick vaults and stone columns that have stood there since the 17th century,” says Alawi. “These are the oldest part of the holy mosque, designed by the great architect Sinan. The pillars are inscribed with stories and the names of the prophet’s companions, so the wahhabis want to see them bulldozed.”

The Jabal Omar project

 
The desperation to be, or feel, as close as possible to the Kaaba has forced buildings to become ever higher, ever more ridiculously tapered, so everyone can have a view, however notional, of the sacred centre. This has given the sanctified “mother of villages” the most expensive real estate in the world: a square foot around the Grand Mosque now sells for up to $18,000, mayor Osama al-Bar said last year, dwarfing the Monaco average of $4,400.
As the influx of pilgrims increases, land values will continue to rise: 12 million visit the city every year, a figure expected to swell to 17 million by 2025. They will be eased on their way by a new high-speed rail link that will connect gateway city Jeddah with Mecca and Medina. Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz international airport is itself undergoing expansion to quadruple its capacity to 80 million passengers a year.
Fuelled by petrodollars, all of these vast projects are now either completed or well under way. So it seems strange that King Abdullah should only now be ordering the creation of a masterplan for Mecca and its surroundings, covering buildings, transport and infrastructure – given that most of the city’s holy mountains have been dynamited into dust, and all but a handful of its ancient monuments buried beneath soaring structures. As Angawi says: “There is no other place in the world where development starts with bulldozing before planning. But it is not too late if we stop now. Otherwise, we risk the sanctity of Mecca being gone for ever.”

Prayer room with a view: a pilgrim’s perspective

Everything about the hajj is overwhelming – the numbers, the logistics, the infrastructure, the stakes – so it’s no surprise that the architecture is catching up. Its sleek and state-of-the-art towers offer butler services, designer toiletries, entire floors reserved for Saudi royalty, wet rooms, helipads, quality linens, plush carpets and thick bathrobes.
During my 2010 visit to Mecca, a number of hotels in the Abraj al-Bait complex were at 100% capacity. The hotel employee showing me around one presidential suite said I could pray in front of the Qibla without ever leaving the room, gesturing to a window with priceless views to prove his point. The sense of exclusivity extended to the reservation system, too. Rooms could only be booked through the hotel, but not as part of a package, the traditional if not the uniform way of securing accommodation in Mecca.
None of this is visible at ground level. Pilgrims occupy every available space and the dimensions of the projects are too grand to be appreciated simply by craning the neck. Instead, the best views are from the Jeddah-Mecca Highway, where the clocktower appears to rear out of the barren landscape in such an outlandish fashion it looks as if it has been drawn on to the skyline. The vast floor-to-ceiling windows of al-Safa Palace, perched on a hill above Mecca’s holy sites, fully reveal the audacious vision to reshape the pilgrimage.
The building work has inevitably changed the hajj experience for everyone. Aside from the increased pollution and heavy machinery, there is more segregation along economic and class lines. Muslims cannot choose where or when to perform the hajj – it can only be done in Mecca, at a certain point in the year – but they can choose where to sta