Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tunisia and child sacrifice

Tunisia is full of history.

The Carthaginian Empire

If you go on holiday to Tunisia, it is worth learning a little bit about the Carthiginians, a people who allegedly went in for child sacrifice.

Tunisia was once ruled by the Carthaginians, who are thought to have come originally from the Lebanon area.

The Carthaginians are said to have come originaly from Phoenicia, also known as Canaan, where Lebanon is today.

In Sousse, Carthaginian crematoria contain the ashes of hundreds of 'murdered' children.

Archeological Museum, Sousse / Sousse Museum

Allegedly, these children were strangled in sacrifice to the gods in times of national or personal misfortune.

Carthage was criticized by its neighbors for child sacrifice.

Plutarch (c. 46–120) mentions the practice. The Hebrews mention the practise.

Both the Romans and the Hebrews saw the Phoenicians as enemies and so they cannot necessarily be trusted in this matter. It was King Herod "The Great Child Killer" who destroyed all the first born.

The killing of children was common in ancient Greece and Rome but for economic rather than religious reasons. (Life in Carthage by Gilbert and Colette Charels-Picard pp149-50)

This building in Monastir was one of the filming locations for Monty Python's Life Of Brian.

It has been argued that the reports of Carthaginian child sacrifice were Roman inventions, used to justify the Roman destruction of Carthage.

These Carthaginian cemeteries may have been used as graves for stillborn infants or children who died very early.

Modern archeological excavations have been interpreted by some as confirming Plutarch's reports of Carthaginian child sacrifice. (Kelly A. MacFarlane, University of Alberta, Hittites and Phoenician)

In a single child cemetery called the Tophet, an estimated 20,000 urns were deposited between 400 BC and 200 BC, with the practice continuing until the early years of the Christian period.

The urns contained the charred bones of babies and 2-year-olds.

But most the child urns found in Carthage contain bones of fetuses, therefore of still born babies.

These remains have been interpreted by some to mean that after the birth of stillborn babies, the parents would sacrifice their youngest child.

In bad times (war, poor harvests) cremations became more frequent.

Bad times might have inspired the Carthaginians to obtain divine intervention via child sacrifice.

Or bad times may simply have increased child deaths from natural causes.

Roman amphitheatre at El Djem, by Kaptain Kobold

Professor Piero Bartoloni, Head of the Department of Phoenician-Punic Archaeology at Universita' di Sassari, Italy, relates: "In ancient times, for every ten children that were born, seven died within the first year and out of the remained three, only one became an adult. Now I ask: is it reasonable that, with such a high level of infant mortality, these people killed their own children?"

According to those who criticised the Phoenicians, children were sacrificed to the god Baal Hammon and the godess Tanit.

According to the critics:

Carthaginians began to buy children for the purpose of sacrifice or even to raise servant children instead of offering up their own.

However, in times of crisis or calamity, like war, drought or famine, their priests demanded the flower of their youth.

Special ceremonies during extreme crisis saw up to 200 children of the most affluent and powerful families slain and tossed into the burning pyre.

The few Carthaginian texts which have survived make absolutely no mention of child sacrifice, though most of them relate to matters entirely unrelated to religion, such as the practice of agriculture.

In 146 B.C., Rome wiped the Carthaginian capital off the map.


Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Hot North African Sex

Obama wants closer relations with Moslems.

And the CIA is leading the way.

On 28 January 2009, it was reported that the CIA Station Chief in Algeria, Andrew Warren, has been raping Moslem women and making sex videos.

CIA Algeria station chief faces sex assault probe


Warren is being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department for allegedly raping women who claim he laced their drinks with a knock-out drug.

An affidavit says the first victim states she was raped by Warren in Sept. 2007 after being invited to a party at Warren's residence by U.S. embassy employees.

She told a State Department investigator that after Warren prepared a mixed drink of cola and whiskey, she felt unwell.

When she woke up the next morning, "she was lying on a bed, completely nude, with no memory of how she had been undressed."

She said she realized "she recently had engaged in sexual intercourse, though she had no memory of having intercourse."

According to the affidavit, a second alleged victim told a similar story, saying Warren met her at the U.S. embassy and invited her for a "tour of his home" where she said he prepared an apple martini for her "out of her sight."

The second victim said she suddenly felt faint and went to the bathroom.

She could see and hear, but she could not move, the affidavit says.

She told investigators Warren "was attempting to remove her pants."

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The alleged victim said she remembers being in Warren's bed and asking him to stop, but that "Warren made a statement to the effect of 'nobody stays in my expensive sheets with clothes on.'"

She told investigators "as she slipped in and out of consciousness she had conscious images of Warren penetrating her vagina repeatedly with his penis."

Warren admitted there were photographs of the two women on his personal laptop.

U.S. officials found videos that appear to have been secretly recorded and show, they say, Warren engaged in sexual acts.

Officials say one of the alleged victims is seen on tape, in a "semi-conscious state."

As the station chief in Algiers, Warren may know quite a lot about the al Qaeda (al CIAda) group responsible for a wave of bombings in Algeria.

In the most serious incident, 48 people were killed in a bombing in Aug. 2008 in Algiers, blamed on the al Qaeda group.

The Algerian ambassador to the United Nations, Mourad Benmehid, said his government had not been notified by the U.S. of the rape allegations or the criminal investigation.

No charges have been filed.

There has been terrorism in Algeria for many decades.

According to an article entitled The Arc of Crisis various Nazis and spooks have been involved in Algeria.

Reportedly, what these Nazis and spooks believe in is a 'Strategy of Tension'.

Fascism thrives on terror.

From 1954 - 62, there was a war for independence in Algeria. Thousands died in acts of terror.

Reportedly, elements of the US and French governments supplied both sides in the conflict.

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The Arab Commercial Bank in Geneva was set up by Francois Genoud, a Swiss financier linked to the Nazis and certainIslamic groups.

Genoud had the help of Otto Skorzeny who had led a stay-behind Nazi organisation.

In 1958 the bank reportedly helped to provide arms and money to both sides of the war of Independence in Algeria.

Reportedly, several ex-Nazis helped the Algerians who were seeking independence. ( Beaudry, Pierre. “The Algeria Paradox: Will Bush or Kerry Learn a Lesson from Charles de Gaulle?” Executive Intelligence Review, June 18, 2004. )

Reportedly, Skorzeny became involved with the French Secret Army Organization (OAS), which tried to block President de Gaulle’s plans to give independence to Algeria.

Allen Dulles whose CIA Operation Paperclip assimilated Nazi scientists into the American establishment

Reportedly, the OAS was controlled by financier Pierre Guillain de Benouville, in cooperation with Allen Dulles of the CIA, Hitler’s Economics Minister Hjalmar Schacht and Genoud.

(Beaudry, Pierre. “The Algeria Paradox: Will Bush or Kerry Learn a Lesson from Charles de Gaulle?” Executive Intelligence Review, June 18, 2004.)

Reportedly, when Dulles was OSS Station Chief in Berne, Switzerland, he helped Genoud transfer Hitler money into Swiss bank accounts. (Henderson, Dean. “The Shah of Iran and David Rockefeller”. excerpted from Geopolitics: The Global Economy of Big Oil, Weapons and Drugs.)

Reportedly, elements of the OAS supported both sides in the war of independence in Algeria. Reportedly, François Mitterrand was part of this conspiracy.

Reportedly, Mitterand promoted the idea of the head of the OAS, Jacques Soustelle, becoming governor-general of Algeria.

Reportedly, the OAS linked up with Skorzeny, who trained elements of both the OAS and the FLN (those seeking independence).

Beginning in November 1954, the FLN launched attacks against the French.

Algeria’s Governor-General Soustelle ordered retaliation.

Thousands of Muslims were tortured and killed.

Algiers Casbah posted to Flickr as joyful street by jam-L

The war ended in 1962 and an FLN government took over.

By 1991, the FLN government was seen as being corrupt and unpopular.

In 1991, a Moslem party, the Islamic Salavation Front (FIS), was about to win the elections.

The FLN government cancelled the elections and effectively there was rule by the military.

It is believed that members of the security services, disguised as terrorists, then began to carry out acts of terrorism, in order to discredit the Islamic Salvation Front.

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1. In Algeria there is evidence that the 'terrorists' work for the security services.

These security services may be Algerian and / or French and / or American.

2. But the mainstream media wants us to think of al Qaeda.

Message from the CIA's Department of Disinformation? "Has bin Laden chosen Algeria as his launching pad to attack Europe?" - Algeria: al-Qaeda Connection/Huffington Post

"Algeria's present al-Qaida offshoot is known as Al-Qaida in Islamic North Africa. It grew out of the GSPC, the last extremist group left over from the bloody civil war, which joined Osama bin Laden's network in September 2006." - Al-Qaida claims responsibility for Algeria attacks

3. There is evidence from the past that the 'terrorists' worked for the French and Algerian security services.

The New Zealand Listener reported on the links between the security services and the 'Islamic terrorists' in Algeria.

'In recent years, firm evidence has begun to emerge from Algerian military sources and leading academics that the dreaded GIA has been – perhaps from the outset and certainly under Zitouni's bloody leadership – a dummy, or 'screen' organisation managed by French/Algerian counter-intelligence.' -,

4. Reportedly, the Algerian military, disguised as terrorists, were barbaric.

In February 2001, 'The Dirty War', by Habib Souaidia, a former Algerian army officer, was published.

It tells of the part played by the Algerian army in the killing of tens of thousands of Algerians.

Habib writes:"I have seen colleagues burn alive a 15-year-old child.

"I have seen soldiers disguising themselves as terrorists and massacring civilians.

"I have seen colonels kill mere suspects in cold blood.

"I have seen officers torture fundamentalists to death...." - Fake terror in Algeria; the US military in Algeria; oil in Algeria.

5. Some observers think the Algerian government, or a faction within the government, is to blame for the terror.

"Algerian officials defect and blame Algerian intelligence for sponsoring all the attacks." - How Algeria created their "aL Qaeda" cell

Some observers think that within the military there is a pro-Russian faction and a pro-American/French faction.

The most likely explanation for recent events is that the bombs are meant to strengthen the pro-American/French faction.

6. How strong is the American interest in Algeria?

The United States is building a huge military surveillance base at Tamanrasset in Algeria.

US forces are training the Algerian military.

Washington wants to provide Algiers with pilot-less drone planes.

This military base is a result of agreements signed between Washington and Algiers for oil industry development.

In addition, the United States has worked to include Algeria in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and considers this North African country one of its most important allies outside of NATO. - Fake terror in Algeria; the US military in Algeria; oil in Algeria.