There can be no doubt that the current US admin is capable
of orchestrating such an event, that they would welcome
the outcome and that such things have been done before
in pretty much the same way.
Let's look at each of these but first dispose of the foremost target of ridicule: ie how Flemming Rose could conceivably be linked to Bush or the Bush agenda.
Actually it's simple: Rose has had extensive contacts with, and is a stated fan of, ultra right-wing racist Daniel Pipes - the creator of the 'Clash of Civilizations' meme. Here are some of Pipes' greatest hits:
"Western European societies are unprepared for the massive immigration of brown-skinned peoples cooking strange foods and maintaining different standards of hygiene...All immigrants bring exotic customs and attitudes, but Muslim customs are more troublesome than most."
(National Review, 11/19/90)
"I worry very much from the Jewish point of view that the presence, and increased stature, and affluence, and enfranchisement of American Muslims...will present true dangers to American Jews."
(Convention of the American Jewish Congress, 10/21/2001)
The Palestinians are a miserable people...and they deserve to be.
(Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, July 2001)
And PIpes was the man Bush chose to head the board of the US Institute of Peace (!!!!!) a State Department propaganda outfit which publishes opinions (more or less identical to Pipes) on 'peaceful solutions'.
Curiously, as we are talking of free speech, Pipes also runs Campus Watch
a form of New inquisition which aims (and succeeds) in removing professors from their posts should their views on Israel not coincide with Pipes's own far-right extreme racist ones.
In fact Pipes was too extreme even for the current climate and Bush's attempt to shoehorn him onto the board was blocked - though he does perhaps better in his consultational capacity.
Incidentally, he is the son of Richard Pipes, the Straussian who was George H.W. Bush's right-hand man in the proto-Neocon 1976 Team B (see Power of Nightmares
) which invented and disseminated eerily similar -and equally fictitious - scare stories about the Soviets.
Rose has met with Pipes several times. Here is one quote where he speaks approvingly of Pipes's ideas (remember, rose is the man who said he would refuse to print offensive cartoons of Sharon):
"Pipes is surprised that there isn't greater alarm in Europe over the challenge that Islam represents thanks to falling rates of fertility and a weakened sense for its own history and culture."
(Flemming Rose, "The Threat from Islamism, Jyllands-Posten, October 29, 2004)
That is a racist statement. Just replace with any other racial minority.
So the co-operationwith the Neocons in this staged op should not be thought unlikely. they did not choose rose because of Denmark or the paper. they chose him because he was amenable, willing and is a supporter of their aims.
By the way, they have done all this before.
In the Vietnam era, the FBI created cartoon 'coloring books' that were allegedly from the Black Panthers and did a mass mailshot to white neighbourhoods.
These books showed white people as pigs (??) and stated that Blacks 'must attack and kill them'. Not surprisingly, white support for the black cause evaporated and in the ensuing clampdown, all restrictive measures were cheered through without opposition.Colouring Book
But back to the riots, it seems that CNN had foreknowledge
of the events.
At 5:54 am ET Sunday morning, 1054 GMT, CNN International was airing over CNN proper in the US. At that time, a reporter named Anthony Mills reported that the United Nations knew in advance the Muslim cartoon riots were coming to Beirut. This after he said he wasn't sure whether the Danes had bothered with extra security for their embassy, which by the time of the report had been set ablaze.
Here were his exact remarks.:
"ANTHONY MILLS, CNN INTERNATIONAL: My understanding is, as well, that UN sources were reporting this morning that this was going to be a chaotic day, if you will... Or, certainly they were reporting --they were suggesting -- their workers shouldn't go to work today.
So they are capable of it. Why would we doubt? Surely there are people in the US admin who want to stir up just this kind of trouble. We know what they want
- people don't generally deny this. They just refuse to believe they would actually do anything to get it.
And then when time after time, what they want just 'happens' to occur (time and time again) it is just 'coincidence'.
But to the purpose of all this: war with Iran. More war noises are increasing (and they will keep increasing - droning in to your head till you unquestioningly accept it as a reality in a way that you never would have even weeks before):
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says US must be prepared for military action.
A Russian parliamentary official says Iran attack inevitable
and names the date.
So those weight in alongside Rice and Blair who have been similarly prepping the public.
Why now? Even if it is 'coincidence' again - why now when riots are raging? Why not tone down the war-drums for even a week?
Because they don't want to - it is all part of the plan.
And France has just republished the cartoons in another paper btw.