September 14, 1996
Good Morning from the Zundelsite:
Three items of interest, to be perused and pondered duly
with your morning coffee:
- For the second time this year in its attempts to stifle the Net at
the behest of the Dark Forces, the German government has taken it on the
nose, if I may say so euphemistically.
- Exactly as already happened in January of this year when website mirrors
sprung up all over the place as heavy German censorship guns moved into
cyberspace to silence the Zundelsite Tale of the Holocaust Hoax, the Censorship
Busters similarly simply started mirroring an equally besieged website
in Holland (albeit for ideologically opposite reasons) and presto! The
siege was over before it had really begun.
- Here is what drifted in via the e-mail river yesterday:
- "The German Internet Content Taskforce has changed its
position regarding censorship on the Net. This was published in a still
secret press-release, that can be requested - but obviously shouldn't be
published yet - on the Net. De (sic) document was discovered, by chance,
by the editor of the Daily Planet. In this document, that still has to
be released officially, the ICTF observes that censorship of the site XS4ALL
is useless. The censored Radikal pages can be found on many different places
on the Net. The ICTF recommends the German Prosecutor to only prosecute
the people that actually break the law, the user, and requests not to prosecute
the providers. The ICTF started the censorship of XS4ALL, because they
feared prosecution by the German prosecutor. Typical of the behavior of
ICTF, a group of large providers and publishers, is the following statement:
"WARNING: This statement, and its appendixes may not be published
on WWW-pages or quoted until the final version is ready."
- It almost sounds like an invitation. It shows the inexperience
of ICTF with Internet. The document is accessible to anyone that requests
the directory of their server. That's not even comparable to opening your
doors to secret meetings, but is more similar to dropping all your documents
on the streets, and tell people: "Please keep this secret!".
- Of equal interest is this item:
- Every August, a group calling itself the "Boston Coalition for
Freedom of Expression" releases an annual list of heroes and villains.
This year's villains are Senators Feinstein and Hatch, Bob Dole and Bill
Clinton, Bruce Taylor, and Donna Rice-Hughes and, of no great surprise
to us, The Simon Wiesenthal Center.
- The BCFE has placed the Wiesenthalers on their villains' list for this:
- "The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC), for its three-pronged
attack on Internet content, seeking to censor postings and Web sites that
"promote racism. anti-Semitism, mayhem and violence." Targeted
are independent service providers, who are being pressured to exclude customers
guilty of "hate speech;" college and university administrations,
who are being pressured to drop questionable student Web sites and monitor
communications; and foreign governments, which are being pressured to pass
laws regulating speech on the Internet. The SWC's agenda has met with particular
success in Canada.
- Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal himself advocated censorship in
a November 1995 speech at the United Nations. The SWC believes the exposure
of bigotry and lies through refutation and rebuttal is ineffective, promoting
instead a fascistic authoritarian approach to fighting fascistic authoritarianism.
This approach is increasingly seductive to well-meaning people who ought
to know better."
- Finally, there is one brand new book I definitely want to read. It
sheds light on just how the US Government employs the tried and trusted
tactics of the KGB - tactics of interest to conspiracy aficionados:
"Defending 'Ivan the Terrible': The Conspiracy to Convict John Demjanjuk"
by Yoram Sheftel, Regnery Publishing, Washington, D.C. 1996 445 pages, hardbound,
$27.50 was reviewed by Katherine Notley of the Executive Intelligence Review,
an organization that has investigated and published a lot of latter-day
political and social scandals - Satanism in the United States, the fraud
web surrounding AIDS research, the New World Order conspiracy entitled "Global
2000" and others. Writes Notley:
"There are two major facets of this book, written by John
Demjanjuk's Israeli defense attorney: First, and most prominent in Sheftel's
book itself, is the corruption within the Israeli justice system that led
it to conduct a show-trial with the sole purpose of convicting Demjanjuk
as the Nazi war criminal "Ivan the Terrible."
Second, but more important, is that the book reveals the depravity deep
within the U.S. Justice Department permanent bureaucracy, in which a U.S.
citizen, known to be innocent, was accused of being Ivan the Terrible,
stripped of his citizenship and extradited to Israel to stand trial, on
the only charges for which Israel invokes the death penalty: Nazi crimes
EIR has consistently exposed this Justice Department permanent bureaucracy,
since it was given a sort of formal existence with the creation of the
"Nazi-hunting" agency, the Office of Special Investigations (OSI),
going back to its beginnings in 1978. This outfit was established under
the patronage of Henry Kissinger in the late 1970's, as part of his geopolitical
"condominium" with the Soviet regime.
Under the arrangements between the OSI and the Soviet Procurator General's
office, evidence targeting U.S. citizens from eastern Europe as Nazi war
criminals could be accepted into U.S. courts, undisputed. The brazenness
with which the OSI collaborated with the KGB - as in the cases of Tscherim
Soobzokov and Karl Linnas - were beginning to tarnish its "Nazi-hunting"
image: In the former, the OSI shopped out KGB-manufactured evidence to
the New York Times, which pilloried Soobzokov, who was able to prove his
innocence in a suit against the Times.
Hence, the OSI turned to Israel, a U.S. ally, offering it a "really
big Nazi" to try, in an effort to bolster the OSI's flagging credibility:
With the usual contribution of forged documents from the Soviet KGB, the
OSI sought to have retired Cleveland auto worker John Demjanjuk denaturalized
and deported to Israel to stand trial as "Ivan the Terrible."
As I behold the ever-more revealing evidence of just how seedy and dilapidated
is the infrastructure of our opposition, a Dutch proverb comes to mind:
"When a mouse falls into a meal sack, he thinks he is the miller."
Let that be your Thought for the Day.
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