Weds dialog


Richard Moore


Sorry to be so slow with the next chapter. Shouldn't be too
much longer. A temporary lull in my energy level.

The first item below is about Allawi, our new stooge in Iraq.
He seems to be a carbon copy of Saddam. Saddam was put in
power by the CIA because of his ruthlessness, and the crimes
he's accused of were mostly committed while he was being
praised and supported by Washington. Now we have Allawi, with
strong CIA connections, exhibiting his own ruthlessness and
committing crimes that one day may be used to demonize him.
But for now, he's our bastion of democracy.

The last item at the bottom is a bit of dry humor.


From: "MER - Mid-East Realities - MiddleEast.Org" <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Allawi shot inmates in cold blood, say witnesses
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2004 15:27:40 -0400

    Allawi shot inmates in cold blood, say witnesses
    By Paul McGeough

Sidney Morning Herald - July 17, 2004:      Iyad Allawi, the
new Prime Minister of Iraq, pulled a pistol and executed as
many as six suspected insurgents at a Baghdad police station,
just days before Washington handed control of the country to
his interim government, according to two people who allege
they witnessed the killings.

   They say the prisoners - handcuffed and blindfolded - were
lined up against a wall in a courtyard adjacent to the
maximum-security cell block in which they were held at the
Al-Amariyah security centre, in the city's south-western

Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 17:29:24 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
From: "A. Gayle Hudgens, PhD, MCC" <•••@••.•••>
To: •••@••.•••
Subject: Eisler and Freire


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Let me add my own recommendation for your book. A very
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language. Sorry I didn't mention it before!


From: J Fadiman
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 20:28:55 EDT
Subject: Re: Thurs dialog + 911^F + Chalice & Blade
To: •••@••.•••

glad for your insights that the film also appeals to
conservatives - them darn arabs!!


Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 13:20:32 -0400
From: The Wisdom Fund <•••@••.•••>
To: Richard Moore  <•••@••.•••>


July 8, 2004
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

TERRORISM: We've Got Them Right Where They Want Us 
By Gwynne Dyer

[Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist whose
articles are published in 45 countries.]

At the Fourth of July stone-laying ceremony on the site where
the World Trade Center towers formerly stood, New York Gov.
George Pataki dedicated the building that is to replace them,
using the rhetoric that is standard in the United States on
such occasions: "Let this great Freedom Tower show the world
that what our enemies sought to destroy - our democracy, our
freedom, our way of life - stands taller than ever."

But Sept. 11, 2001, wasn't really about any of that.

Imagine it's 1999, and three wild-eyed, bushy-bearded Islamist
fanatics are pacing a cave somewhere in Afghanistan planning
9/11. "We must destroy American democracy," says one. "An
America run by a dictator would be a much better place."

"Yes," says the second, "and we must also curtail their
freedom. Americans have too many television channels, too many
breakfast cereals and far too many kinds of makeup to choose
from." The third chimes in: "While we're at it, let's destroy
their whole way of life. I've always hated American football,
Oprah Winfrey sucks and I can't stand Coca-Cola."

What? This scene doesn't ring true? Then why does almost all
public discussion in the United States about the goals of the
Islamist terrorists assume that they are driven by hatred for
the domestic political and social arrangements of Americans?