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A Los Angeles Reader Asks: Are you For or
Against Saddam Hussein? Are you For or Against the
Jared Israel Replies: Emperor's Clothes
is Against the Projected War and Against Hussein.
[Posted 31 December 2002]
Dear Emperor's Clothes,
Let me get this off my chest: are you
guys schizophrenic? You oppose anti-Semitism - right? Or
am I wrong? Anyway you oppose ancient anti-Semitism. And
you oppose attacking Iraq and you support Saddam Hussein,
or you seem to - or do you? You said he's been demonized
like Milosevic, right? Or did you not say that? Can you
clarify these things?! Here is a write-up from Iraq
Report, 10 November 2000, Volume 3, Number 37:
[Start Iraq Report]
"BAGHDAD LASHES OUT AT ISRAEL. Iraqi
Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz told an
international seminar on the occasion of the 1,200th
anniversary of the Abbaside Bayt Al-Hikmah (House of
Wisdom) that "the struggle we are now waging in
Iraq and Palestine is not a struggle over land and
resources...it is a struggle between two
civilizations"...Meanwhile, Izzat Ibrahim,
deputy secretary of the Iraq Command of the Arab
Socialist Ba'th Party, discussed with Ba'th Party
officials and secretaries of the party branches the
different ways to train Iraqi jihad volunteers to
liberate Palestine from "the claws of the lowly
Jews, who are descendants of monkeys and pigs and
worshippers of the infidel tyrant," according to
a report on Baghdad Radio on 6 November. (David
[End Iraq Report]
The "claws of the lowly Jews"!
Do you deny the accuracy of the above? Does Emperor's
Clothes claim it is just made up? Do you have two
I hope you respond.
M. Gregory Los Angeles, CA
Dear Mr. Gregory,
Thank you for your letter. Happy New
No, we do not have two personalities,
but we are unusual.
First, we do not deny your quote.
Second, we do not support Saddam
Hussein. But we very much oppose bombing Iraq, which is a
different matter. We oppose bombing and we oppose the
authoritarian and racist politics of Mr. Hussein and his
Arab Baath "Socialists", quotation marks
Third, regarding any comparison between
Milosevic and Hussein, we never made it. You have us
confused with someone else.
The powers-that-be had to lie about
Slobodan Milosevic to portray him as a dictator and a
racist. For example, in the famous and almost-universally
lied-about speech which Milosevic delivered in Kosovo on
28 June 1989, he opposed ethnic hatred. He warned against
The coalition governments which
Milosevic led were based on parliamentary majorities
resulting from elections. These elections took place in a
country whose mass media had far greater political
variety than the meda in the West. (2) And Milosevic never
got 100% of the vote - something which Mr. Hussein
miraculously achieved in the latest Iraqi quote unquote
Milosevic is demonized, that is lied
about, to make him appear a demon.
Saddam Hussein is attacked, and it is
possible that some things being said about him now are
untrue, but some of the worst things about him are
unknown to the general public. I would not say he has
been demonized in the same sense.
To grasp what Hussein is, it's really
only necessary to read his speeches. He sees the world as
dominated by "Zionist imperialism" which
translates, "The Jews." He believes in Arab
supremacy. He whips people up into a real ultra-nationalist
frenzy. Just compare any of his speeches (6)
with Milosevic's speech at Kosovo Field in '89. (7)
I would wager that sooner or later we
will learn that the CIA backed the violently anti-communist
and anti-Semitic coup that brought the Arab Baath "Socialists"
to power. We already know from freedom-of-information
documents that the US foreign policy establishment played
the anti-Semitic card in the Arab world by calling
Communism a Jewish plot starting in the 1950s.
Emperor's Clothes opposes military
aggression against Iraq. We do not believe for one
moment that a US-led attack would liberate the much-abused
people of Iraq. Moreover, the very high profile and
virtually endless preparation for war against Iraq
creates support for the most reactionary forces among
Muslims. It seems rather obvious that the US policies of
a) saber rattling against and perhaps attacking Iraq,
which strengthens terrorist forces, while at the same
time b) pushing for a Palestinian state, can only lead to
mayhem on a grand scale.
Moreover, the saber rattling (or worse,
a real war) disguises and paradoxically dovetails with
the continued US/European Empire's sponsorship of Islamic
Fundamentalist terror. For example, Saudi Arabia and the
emirates still fund many thousands of Islamist schools
indoctrinating young men in fanaticism and terror around
the world (including in Arab countries!). This takes
place without US government interference even though we
were told by Mr. Bush that those who aid terrorism will
have "no safe harbor."
The US itself continues to ship
millions of Islamic Fundamentalist textbooks into an
Afghanistan that is now run, under US control, by the
mujihadeen. And Mr. Bush has publicly praised the
contents of these textbooks, lying, as usual. (3)
We have no reason to doubt the accuracy
of the text you quoted.
Saddam Hussein was raised in the
household of his uncle Khayrallah Tulfah. Tulfah
participated in the pro-Nazi coup and subsequent
slaughter of Jews in Iraq in 1941. This was organized by
that Nazi, the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini.
||Left: A picture
taken in 1943 of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem,
Haj Amin al-Husseini, reviewing Bosnian Muslim
Fundamentalist troops - a unit of the "Handzar
[Scimitar] Division" of the Nazi's Waffen SS
which he personally recruited for Hitler.
According to the Wiesenthal Center:
"Iraqi state television, both
on its terrestrial and satellite broadcasts, has
initiated a new daily program dedicated to reading
select paragraphs from the Protocols of the Wise
Elders of Zion. Every evening at around 8:00pm
Baghdad time the reader introduces the Protocols and
presents his readings for the day." http://www.wiesenthal.com/social/press/pr_print.cfm?ItemId=6896 (4)
The Baath Party has a history of this
sort of thing. After Iraq lost to Israel in the 1967 war,
the Baath regime hanged as spies fourteen people, eleven
of them from the ruthlessly persecuted and always-spied-on
Jewish community. The Baath Party called on people to
"come and enjoy the feast" and paraded 500,000
chanting demonstrators past the bodies, which were
swinging on ropes. There was an international outcry, to
which Baath radio responded, "We hanged spies, but
the Jews crucified Christ." (5)
And that is aside from slaughtering
socialists and communists and persecuting Shiites, Kurds,
Assyrians - in other words, most people - and all
opponents in the country. Nevertheless some non-Iraqis on
the Left pay homage to Iraq and allow themselves to be
used in Iraqi communiqués. And they wonder why the Left
has scant credibility! This echoes the unfortunate Soviet
policy of endorsing some of the worst forces in the
As for the oft-repeated description of
Iraq as a secular state, perhaps it is secular in the
sense that the government is not dominated by religious
leaders. But you wouldn't know it from Mr. Hussein's
speeches. E.g., at the end of one speech, which includes
statements such as:
"... after they cleanse the
land of Palestine from Zionist desecration. Allah
is Great.. Allah is Great.. Allah is Great.. with
millions of gun-barrels, exchanging places on the
battle- fronts, or being stationed where they ought
to be from the start of the battle until Allah grants
His final victory."
Hussein concludes with:
"Allah is Great Allah is Great
Allah is Great There is no God but Allah Allah is
Great Praise be to Allah." (6)
If this be secular, may God defend us from
We are preparing a position paper
explaining some of our thoughts on the current world
situation. As we see it, there are two acceptable camps
right now. Both are partly right and partly wrong and we
are in neither. For example, we entirely oppose Mr.
Hussein and we entirely oppose war against Iraq.
But rather than try to explain, in a
few words, the complicated matter of the two camps, I
will go back to drafting our paper on this subject, from
which difficult task I have escaped by answering your
Footnotes and Further Reading follows Judgment!
JUDGMENT! Exposes the 'Death
Camp' Pictures that Fooled the World
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In August 1992, millions of people were shocked to see
photographs of a supposed Bosnian Serb death camp.
The photos were
produced by ITN, the British TV news giant, from
footage shot by an ITN film crew which spent 15
hours in Bosnia.
Most of the
photographs featured a tall, painfully thin man,
stripped to the waist, apparently penned in
behind barbed wire.
the authorization of Radovan Karadzic, the Bosnian Serb leader, the
ITN crew filmed at a detention center in Omarska
and a refugee center in Trnopolje. The ITN photos
were broadcast worldwide beginning August 6th,
accompanied by sensational captions and comments.
For example Ian
Williams, one of the journalists who accompanied
the ITN crew, appeared on U.S. Public
Television's MacNeil-Lehrer Report on August 6th.
Mr. Williams referred to the Trnopolje refugee
center as a "camp," as in concentration
camp, saying it was "at the center of
allegations of atrocities." Williams claimed
at this camp were appalling. In 100 degree
heat hundreds of men were forced to eat and
sleep outside in the field behind barbed wire."
-- MacNeil-Lehrer Report, 6 August 1992
And indeed, the
ITN photos seemed to show people living outside,
caged like animals behind barbed wire. But Mr.
Williams knew this impression was false. He knew
the Muslim refugees were moving about freely,
that they slept indoors, and that it was the ITN people who were filming from
inside a small barbed wire enclosure. He knew the
ITN pictures had been doctored to create the
illusion of a death camp. This is proved in the
Emperor's Clothes movie, JUDGMENT!
How can JUDGMENT! have proved this?
By luck, a news
crew from Serbian State Television (called RTS)
covered the ITN visit. They went wherever ITN
went, filming what ITN filmed and filming the ITN
crew as well. Thus there is a visual record of
what the ITN people did and what they actually
saw. Using this footage, the JUDGMENT! video
shows, step by step, how pictures of a
humanitarian refugee center at Trnopolje were
transformed into 'death camp' photos that fooled
JUDGMENT! proves that Ian Williams, now the UN
correspondent for the NATION magazine, and other
journalists who traveled to Bosnia with ITN, lied
to the public.
Mr. Bush Responds
with Superhuman Speed
On 6 August 1992,
just *20 minutes* after the pictures were
released, George Bush held a press conference at
a Colorado Air Base:
"Reports say that 20 minutes
after the ITN footage was shown in the United
States, President George Bush changed his
hands-off policy and promised to 'press hard
for quick passage' of a UN Security Council
resolution authorising the use of force in
-- "The Straits Times, August 16, 1992
"Holocaust images of Bosnia prison camps
make the West sit up," by Lee Siew Hua
Bush demanded that
the Serbs be harshly punished, including:
economic sanctions on Serbia so that all
understand that there is a real price to be
paid for the Serbian government's continued
announced that the U.S. would recognize Croatia,
Slovenia and Bosnia as independent from
Yugoslavia. He thus approved the break-up of
Yugoslavia and guaranteed that the Bosnian war
remarkable speed with which President Bush
Some photos are
shown on TV.
President Bush contacts his cabinet members, who,
coincidentally, have also seen the photos.
Somehow they determine that the pictures are
leaders of, at least, Germany and England,
possibly other countries. They plan draconian
anti-Serb measures including economic sanctions
that will cut Serbia off from the world.
congressional leaders. They agree that Bush will
announce the US intent to recognize no fewer than
three new Yugoslav secessionist states.
They call a press
conference at a Colorado Air Base. They write a
press release. They compose Mr. Bush's statement.
The mass media
receives the press release. Film crews travel to
the Air base and set up their equipment.
And all this is
Isn't it more
likely that the timing of the TV broadcast of
these pictures was coordinated between ITN and
either the State Department, the CIA or some
similar body? That Bush scheduled his press
conference to be held just after the pictures
were shown so ordinary people would believe that
these terrible pictures compelled President Bush
to endorse extreme measures?
Perhaps ITN's trip
to Bosnia, supposedly to "investigate claims
that concentration camps had been set up" (Strait
Times), was planned from the outset as a hunt for
footage which could be used to produce such
ITN had a prior
history of aggressively anti-Serbian coverage of
the break-up of Yugoslavia. So one might ask, why
did the Bosnian Serb leadership give ITN access
to Trnopolje and Omarska, about which the Western
media (for example, NEWSDAY, 21 July 1992) were
already spreading nightmare tales? Perhaps they
hoped that if they just let the ITN people see
for themselves, ITN would be fair. They did not
comprehend the moral standards of the people with
whom they were dealing.
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Footnotes & Further Reading
(1) Milosevic's 1989
speech has been entirely and consistently misrepresented.
(2) "Media in
Serbia," by Diana Johnstone can be read at
(3) "Bush & the Media Cover up the Jihad
Schoolbook Scandal," by
Jared Israel can be read at
(4) In response to the
massive campaign underway spreading the "Protocols
of Zion" hoax in the Arab world, Emperor's Clothes
has produced some materials on the subject.
* We have re-published
Philip Graves famous London Times articles showing how
"The Protocols of Zion" was plagiarized from
Maurice Joly's "Dialogues in Hell." We both
scanned the originals as pdf files and transcribed them
as normal text. See "The Source of "Protocols of Zion," at
We have published four
pieces of our own on the Protocols:
* "'The Protocols of Zion' - Part One, Weapon
Against Democracy," by
Jared Israel at
* "'The Protocols of Zion,' Part Two, Illogical,
Sloppy and Incoherent...,"
by Jared Israel at
* A discussion
it is that to some people, who are not anti-Semites, some parts of
"The Protocols" ring true. At
* A discussion
of whether we are correct in saying that the Egyptian TV
series, "Horseman Without a Horse," was based
on the anti-Semitic hoax, the "Protocols of Zion."
(5) Judith Miller and
Laurie Mylroie (1990), Saddam Hussein and the Crisis in
the Gulf, NY, USA: Random House, p. 34
(6) For the full text
of Hussein's speech go to http://www.iraqi-mission.org/prs080802.htm
[Note added April 5, 2008: That
link no longer works. The speech, with 52 references to "Allah," can currently be found at
Iraq Watch at
Fox News at http://snipurl.com/23k6r
The speech is also backed up at
For a broad selection of Hussein's speeches, go to
http://www.uruklink.net/iraq/espee.htm [Note added April 5, 2008: That link no longer works. A typical speech,
with 25 references to "Allah" and one to "the accursed and defiled
Jews," is posted at Iraq
http://snipurl.com/23kgd Should that link die, it is backed up at
Iraq watch has a collection of
Hussein's speeches at
(7) Milosevic's famous
1989 speech can be read at
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