Monday, March 31, 2008

Last Wednesday we at NWN predicted the media would boost Nick Griffin

Well here's one for starters in todays TIMES !!!

From The Times
March 31, 2008
Prepare for a shock BNP victory
Forget Ken vs Boris - the real action is on the far Right
Tim Hames

Proof if proof was needed that 'The State' has taken over the BNP and are now running it using Nick Griffin as their puppet..

There is no need for activists when the media give you decent publicity.

White slaves, Black slave owners in America

Robert M. Grooms, in "The Johnson Family: African-American Owners of White and Black Slaves", has revealed the fact that Blacks owned White slaves in America. He also notes that a legal precedent for life-long slavery in America was established by a Black slave owner with regard to one of his Black slaves.

"On April 10, 1606 the Virginia Company of London was granted a royal charter by King James I, awarding it a large tract of land in present day Virginia, Delaware and Maryland.

On May 13, 1607 three small ships, Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery, arrived at Cape Henry, sailed up the James River, and landed at present-day Jamestown ("James Towne").

Following a 131-day voyage crowded in damp, cold, foul smelling holds in the darkness beneath the decks, 104 settlers, including twelve servants, disembarked and established a rough log fortress.

…In August 1619, more than a year before the landing of the ship Mayflower, a captured Dutch man-of-war, with a Spanish captain name Jope and an English pilot named Marmaduke, anchored in the James River near Jamestown. On board were "20 and odd" men and women of African descent. The Virginia colony was in need of laborers, while the captain and his crew were in need of supplies. A bargain was struck and twenty Negroes, the first of their race in the colonies, were sold to the colonists, fresh food and water was brought aboard, and the ship sailed away.

…According to the African-American Chairman of President William Clinton's Commission on Race, Duke University professor John Hope Franklin: These newcomers, who happened to be black, were simply more indentured servants. They were listed in the census counts of 1623 and 1624; and as late as 1651, Negroes whose period of service had expired were also being assigned land much the same way that it was being assigned to whites who had completed their indenture.

During the first-half century of existence Virginia had many Negroes as servants; and the record reveals an increasing numbers of free Negroes.

Franklin wrongly designated the first twenty Negroes in the colonies as indentured servants, instead of redemptioners. Indentured servants, in return for paying the cost of their passage to the New World, entered into a written contract while still in Europe to work for a specified owner, for a specified number of years, under determined conditions

...The length of the bound servitude, be it an extendable set number of years or durante vite (servitude for life) has no bearing on whether an individual is deemed a slave. The vast majority of whites and all blacks arrived in the colonies as redemptioners. They were generally of the underclass, including orphans, who were rounded up (often involuntarily) while still in their native country and transported to the New World. Whites were frequently transported in the same ships that were used for Africans.

One redemptioner who came to American in 1750 recalled his trip with horror: "To keep from starving, we had to eat rats and mice. We paid from eight pence to two shilling for a mouse, four pence for a quart of water."

Gittlieb Mittelburger in, Journey to Pennsylvania, recorded in 1750 that: The sale of human beings at the market on board the ship is carried on thus: …Every day Englishmen, Dutchmen, and High German people come from the city of Philadelphia and other places in part from a great distance, say twenty, thirty, or forty hours away, and go on board the newly-arrived ship that has brought and offers for sale passengers from Europe, and select among the healthy persons such as they deem suitable for their business

...White and black servants joined the same households - working, eating, sleeping and running away together. Their terms of service could be extended for a large number of minor offenses, including marrying or having children without permission. As a result of extensions, many white redemptioners served their whole life as a "servant."

...A child born to a female redemptioner could become the property of her owner and the mother's term extended. For example, George Cummins had the indenture of his white servant woman named Christian Finney extended by a year and her child bound for thirty-one years by order of the Carteret County Count on December 7, 1736. When she applied to the court for her freedom on June 9, 1744, the court ruled that she serve another five months to pay for the cost incurred by her owner to bring the earlier action. When she applied again 6 months later, she was ordered to serve an additional year for having a "Mulatto Child in the time of her servitude."

Before 1643 servants without indentures generally became freemen after a term of service varying from two to eight years. After 1643, the terms of servants "brought into the colony without indentures or covenants to testify to their agreement" were fixed at four to seven years, the period varying somewhat with the age of the servant. It was the custom and later the law that a redemptioner, white or black, received from his master at the time of his discharge a certain amount of property called "freedom dues." In 1660 Virginia custom was to give each new freeman "3 barrels of corn and suit of clothes."

...In 1651 Anthony Johnson [a negro] was given 250 acres as "head rights" for purchasing five incoming white redemptioners.

...In 1652 John Johnson, Anthony Johnson's eldest son, purchased eleven incoming white males and females, and received 550 acres adjacent to his father.

...There were a number of additional Virginia land patents representing grants to free blacks of from fifty to 550 acres for purchasing white redemptioners. For example, on April 18, 1667 Emanuel Cabew received fifty acres in James City County, and in 1668 fifty acres were deed to John Harris of Queen's Creek. Francis Payne paid for his freedom in 1650 by purchasing three incoming whites for his master's use.

The First Black Slave for Life.
In addition to owning white redemptioners, Anthony and Mary Johnson also owned black servants. In the 1640's John Casor was brought to the Virginia Colony, where he was purchased by Anthony Johnson. In 1653 Casor filed a complaint in Virginia's Northamption County Court, claiming that his master had unjustly extended the term of his servitude with the intent of keeping Casor his servant for life. In his formal written pleading Casor alleged: "Yt hee come unto Virginia for seaven or eight years of Indenture, yt he had demanded his freedom of Anth. Johnson his masfter; & further sd yt hee had kept him his servt seaven years longer than he should or ought." [Original spelling.]

Johnson, insisting he knew nothing of an indenture, fought hard to retain what he regarded as his personal property, stating, "hee had ye Negro for his life." On March 5, 1655 the presiding judge, Captain Samuel Goldsmith, ruled that "the said Jno Caster Negro shall forthwith bee returned to the service of his master Anthony Johnson." Casor went with the Johnson's to Maryland and was still owned by Mary Johnson in 1672.

Durante vite (servitude for life) had not existed in the colonies - except for a small number of white convicts transported from the British Isles - until Anthony and Mary Johnson won the judicial determination making John Castor their servant for life. It was not until 1670 that the Virginia legislature enacted durante vite by providing that "all servants not being Christians imported into this colony by shipping are to be slaves for their lives, but such servants as come are to serve, if boys or girls, until 30 years of age, if men or women, 12 years and no longer."

Blacks and Indians came to own, and abuse, whites in Virginia in such large numbers that in 1670 the House of Burgesses (legislature) proclaimed that " . . . noe negro or Indian though baptyised and enjoyned their own ffreedome shall be capable of any purchase of christians, but yet not debarred from buying any of their own nation." [Original spelling.] "Christian" was a euphemism of the period for Caucasian. Virginia's Slave Code of 1705 provided: "That no negroes, mulattos, Indians, although christians, ore Jew, Moore, Mahometans, or other infidels, shall at any time, purchase any Christian, nor any other, except of their own complexion, or such as are declared slaves by this act.""[73]

This aspect of slave history seems to have slipped by the media and academia without being noticed.
White Slaves, African Slave Traders, and the Hidden History of Slavery

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Speaker under new pressure over £1.7m home improvements

Beleagured: Speaker Michael Martin's official spending has caused anger.
Commons Speaker Michael Martin faced a mounting chorus of demands last night to come clean over how £1.7million was spent on refurbishing his Commons residence since he took up the job.

Westminster insiders privately predicted that the "staggering" scale of the expenditure – disclosed by the Commons authorities only after a Freedom of Information request – could be the final straw for his beleaguered position.

Only last week, the Speaker provoked a barrage of criticism after defying an FoI ruling by launching a legal challenge to prevent full details of MPs' second-home allowances being published.

'Suicide' police chief: Why didn't they call us earlier ask rescue services?

• Mountain rescue chief says they could have saved top policeman on Snowdon

• Mystery of dark suited 'spooks' waiting at bottom of mountain

• Chinook helicopter appeared above body - but could not land

• 'Champagne was in police chief's rucksack'

Lonely death: Mike Todd had a half empty bottle of gin and a bottle of champagne with him when his body was found on Snowdon

The police chief who died on a blizzard-swept mountain might have survived if rescue services had been alerted earlier, according to the expert who masterminded the recovery of his body.

Peter Walker has provided the first detailed account of the hunt on Snowdon for Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Michael Todd.
His claims raise a series of disturbing questions about the death of Mr Todd, who was tipped as a future Scotland Yard Commissioner.

Mr Walker, 52, a veteran of hundreds of rescue operations, alleges that mountain rescue services were not called in to search for the police chief, who had been linked with a number of women, until hours after he was first reported missing.

He also claims that a mysterious group of dark-suited men were seen at the bottom of Mount Snowdon after Mr Todd's body was found. He believes the group, who did not identify themselves, were from the Security Services.

Mr Walker also reveals that a Chinook helicopter attempted to land close to where Mr Todd's body was found - an apparent breach of normal rescue procedure. And he says that a bottle of champagne was found in Mr Todd's rucksack.
NWN: More dodgy info coming out now.
For more see the link;

A Disgrace!

The son of infamous British wartime fascist leader Oswald Mosley is filmed romping with five hookers at a depraved NAZI-STYLE orgy in a torture dungeon. Mosley— a friend to F1 big names like Bernie Ecclestone and Lewis Hamilton— barks ORDERS in GERMAN as he lashes girls wearing mock DEATH CAMP uniforms and enjoys being whipped until he BLEEDS.

The multi-millionaire son of Sir Oswald, who was a pal of Adolf Hitler, plays a concentration camp commandant in a FIVE-HOUR torture chamber video.
Mosley—the most powerful man in motor-racing—barks orders in German as he WHIPS two hookers dressed in striped uniforms reminiscent of AUSCHWITZ garb while girls in Nazi uniforms look on.

All rather reminiscent of, Martin Reynolds, and Nicholas Griffins personal Secretary, Lindsey Reynolds. The only difference being, the 'News of the World' never published the BNP photos. Why was that? Ah! yes, that's because the BNP is operated by the, STATE.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Nick Griffin secret meeting filmed

We can see that Herr Griffin is not amused by recent BNP non victories in this secret video . BNP Advisory Council meetings have been scrapped and so, only Griffins chums get access.

But how many knew he behaved like this in private? (NWN:He does actually)

We know Griffin, but he kept his megalomania a big secret. Got to hand it to the reds, this is funny stuff about Nick Griffin !

Warning : The language is very strong.

Good Analogy
Haven't heard it put this way before, but it's a great analogy.

I bought a bird feeder.
I hung it on my back patio and filled it with seed.
What a beauty of a bird feeder it is as I filled it lovingly with seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.

But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue.
Then came the poop.
It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table...everywhere!
Then some of the birds turned mean.
They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket. And other birds were boisterous and loud.
They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food.
After a while, I couldn't even sit in my own back garden anymore.
So I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone.
I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio. Soon, the back yard was like it used to be .... quiet, serene and no one demanding their rights to a free meal.
Now let's see..... our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care, and free education and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen.
Then the illegals came by the tens of thousands.
Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families; you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor; your child's 2nd grade class is behind other schools because over half the class doesn't speak English.
Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box; I have to 'press one' to hear my bank talk to me in English, and people waving flags other than the Union Jack are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties.
Just my opinion, but maybe it's time for the government to take down the bird feeder.

If you agree, pass it on; if not, continue cleaning up the poop!
Jack from Rochdale.



With the nominations for the GLA/Mayoral elections now closed (midday, 28th March), the National Front can release it's intentions.London National Front has decided to stand in 5 constituencies across London, which covers 13 London boroughs.
The 13 boroughs include 30 Parliamentary seats and 287 Council seats, at a total cost of £5,000, reaching out to over 2 million voters.
There were many things to take into account – whether to stand in or what part of the elections: Mayor/Top Up/Constituency, but the principal aim was quite rightly decided upon, that the promotion of the growth of the National Front in London was paramount.
It’s paramount to give National Front voters the chance to vote for us where we have branches/units/groups operating in London, and with the expected growth giving others the opportunity to follow.
The National Front is the premier nationalist party in its own right, with its own manifesto for hard oppressed Londoners, with many new and experienced activists working in the party.
So at the close of nominations, we therefore applaud the candidates selected to stand for the National Front in London on polling day 1st May 2008.

Our Heroes and Heroine

London Constituency Candidates

Tess Culnane - Lewisham and Greenwich

Paul Winnet - Bromley & Bexley

Andrew Cripps - South West

Ian Edward - Ealing and Hillingdon

Graham Kemp - City and East

You have one constituency vote, so please use it!!
We would also like to thank all of our members/supporters/activists who have helped with the party’s campaign and look forward to continued support during and after the elections and for donations received.
We applaud you.
The National Front as always Putting Britain First Since 1967.
Vote for London National Front on 1st May, 2008.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Nick Griffin, charged with destroying the BNP?

Nick Griffin, charged with destroying the BNP?
If one stops to look at the record of this man, from his introduction to the NF at the age of 15 by his father, to the various calamitous events thereafter, one is left wondering if Griffin has ever been a member of the ‘Cambridge Apostles’

His past, is in the public domain for those who can be bothered to read, and to remove their heads from their furthest nether region, but the recent BNP events are intriguing sauce to add to his almost cooked goose.

When faced with the BNP rebels, one must ask, why didn’t Griffin call them into his office, sit them down and discuss it? Why did he choose to lambaste them so publicly, and with such vitriol, and lies, that even Hedder Hopper would be green with envy. The important question is, WHY?

The rebels insistence that, Mr Ian Cobain, of the ‘GUARDIAN’ newspaper was allowed to abuse the membership list, and get away with it, whilst they are being taken to court should make us look at this situation more carefully. What did Cobain achieve that the rebels did not? And, that is very easy to answer, so easy in fact that certain sources are now citing ,Mr Cobain, as the BNP’s man in the press. No other paper gives more column inches to the BNP than the ‘GUARDIAN’ and below is a list of what, Mr Cobain’s actions brought them.

'Exclusive: inside the secret and sinister world of the BNP'

'Protesters rally against 'BNP ballerina',,1989177,00.html

'BNP ballerina dances through protest by anti-racists'

'BNP ballerina defies rising clamour to sack her'

'BNP ballerina' to wed fellow far-right activist'

Now, remind us again, who was it that tipped the press off about this?

"Iain Duncan Smith today insisted that if Tory members elected him party leader he would act decisively against any party members exhibiting extremist views.
But Edgar Griffin, sacked as vice-president of the Duncan Smith campaign team in Wales after links to the far right British National party were revealed, insisted that his "reasonable" views on immigration and repatriation were typical of Tory grassroots opinion. He was "absolutely shattered" at his sacking, which was based on a "misunderstanding".

Don't say you're English

From the Queen's Royal Lancer's Website:

Goodbye to my England, So long my old friend
Your days are numbered, being brought to an end
To be Scottish, Irish or Welsh that's fine
But don't say you're English, that's way out of line.

The French and the Germans may call themselves such
May Norwegians, the Swedes and the Dutch
You can say you are Russian or maybe a Dane
But don't say you're English ever again.

At Broadcasting House the word is taboo
In Brussels its Scrapped, in Parliament too
Even schools are affected, staff do as they're told
They must not teach children about England of old.

Writers like Shakespeare, Milton and Shaw
The pupils do not learn about them anymore
How about Agincourt, Hastings , Arnhem or Mons
When England lost hosts of her very brave sons.

We are not Europeans, how can we be?
Europe is miles away over the sea
We're the English from England, let's all be proud
Stand up and be counted- Shout it out loud.

Let's tell our Government and Brussels too
We're proud of our heritage and the Red, White and Blue
Fly the flag of Saint George or the Union Jack
Let the world know - we want OUR ENGLAND BACK !!!!

PS. In ten years time we will most likely be ruled by Islam
The real English will have fled to better climes, leaving god only knows what behind.

Oh! How true!! ............ ......... ......... Pass it on

Jack from Rochdale

Boy, 14, stabbed to death on way home from school is second to die in bloody day of London gang violence

Last updated at 12:22pm on 28.03.08

Two teenagers were stabbed to death in London's bloodiest day of gang violence this year.

A 14-year-old was killed on his way home from school and a 17-year-old was stabbed to death after a dispute apparently started on a bus.

The killings of Amro Elbadawi, 14, in West Kilburn and Devoe Roach, 17, in Stamford Hill, were being treated as "gang-related" by police.

The deaths, which bring to 11 the number of teenagers killed in violence this year, came on the day Mayor Ken Livingstone launched his manifesto for tackling crime.

Mr Livingstone was appearing at Kilburn police station, a quarter of a mile from the scene of Amro's death. He was facing growing criticism for accusing the media of over-hyping violent crime and ignoring falls in other crimes, by saying "if it bleeds, it leads".

Detectives investigating Amro's death are looking into claims that it stemmed from a gang dispute in the playground of the Paddington Academy in Maida Vale. (NWN: Our emphasis. A playground ?).

Amro was attacked at 5.15pm in Dart Street, West Kilburn. Bleeding badly, he staggered into a health centre where doctors tried to revive him. He died an hour later in St Mary's Hospital, Paddington.

The boy, whose parents are Egyptian, was described on tribute websites today as a member of gang on the Mozart estate, where he lived with six siblings.

On MySpace, he was named as part of the SD Crew, whose initials were said to stand for "Street Dreamz/Street Disciples/Secret Dealers". The gang claims to consist of 50 "soldiers" and "yungas" - younger members.

Fellow members posted tributes, saying: "RIP Amro, I love you to bits, I won't 4get u I love u Amro, rest in peace bro, I will neva forget you."

Parents claimed a feud had been building at the academy for a week. "The atmosphere was like a pressure cooker," said one, who did not want to be named.

"Every day my son came home saying there was talk that someone was going to be stabbed in a big fight.

"Amro has two brothers and I'm worried about what will happen in the playground today."

Last night police sealed off a park in the neighbouring Queens Park Estate and arrested a 16-year-old boy. He was being questioned on suspicion of murder today.

A post-mortem examination was taking place at Westminster mortuary. Detective Chief Inspector Andy Mortimer who is leading the investigation said: "I would urge anyone who may have information to come forward."

Amro's death came just seven hours after Devoe, 17, was stabbed to death in Tottenham High Road, Stamford Hill, as he went on an errand with a friend.

The teenager from Stoke Newington, who attended Hackney Community College, was stabbed in the chest outside the Turnpike House pub.

Charles Quagraine, 45, a family friend, said: "They went to the shops and these boys asked Devoe what he was looking at. He was stabbed because someone thought he was looking at them, it's as stupid as that."

The killer fled up Ravensdale Road. Paramedics operated on Devoe in the street and he was taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel but died about an hour later. He lived just a few streets away with his mother, Dionne.
No arrests have been made.

NWN: Typical, no arrests have been made !

Norman Lowell sentenced to two years jail in Malta

Lowell Speaks (

I have a message.

I have a message to all Maltese of goodwill.

I have a message to all those with the love of their country at heart.

I have given everything to my country and my people.

I have done everything to warn them of the impending nightmarish future for their children.

I have done everything I could. And now, I have been condemned for my struggle. Traitors in power want to imprison me and throw away the keys.

The church, the politicians, the media, the whole rotten establishment have betrayed the people. But they shall not prevail.

We, the common people will win in the end, this battle for freedom. This battle for the survival of our Country and our Progeny.

We will never surrender.

We will never let these traitors bend nor break us.

We will break them!

Norman Lowell

America today - coming to the UK soon !

This isn't a thirld world country, apparently this is Los Angeles, USA. Absolutely unbelievable video of how America has fallen. There is an old white woman shown who is literally frightened to death and in tears.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Another BNP Venue Targetted in Leeds

Yorkshire Antifascists 26.03.2008 11:41 Anti-racism Birmingham Leeds Bradford

Wednesday 26th March 12.30am

In the early hours of this morning the most recently used meeting venue of the fascist British National Party (BNP) was targetted by local anti-fascists.

The venue; The Middleton Arms pubic house recently played host to a private meeting of the Leeds BNP, whose guest speaker was Richard Barnbrook, London mayoral candidate, racist and fraudster.

The BNP are warned that they will continue to meet resistance and disruption to their activities as long as they are present in Leeds as will those that offer them resources and assistance.

Yorkshire Antifascists

NWN: More thug violence by communist/anarchist scumbags ! No condemnation by LUAF, again.

Local newspaper breaks media blackout on major BNP in-fighting

NWN : At last !

A BRITISH National Party member who tried to fight an election in York and in Scotland at the same time has now "quit" after his own party took an injunction out against him.

The BNP has taken legal action against six former officials including a man from York for alleged misuse of party data.Chairman of the BNP, Nick Griffin, has secured an injunction from Manchester High Court, preventing the group from using party property including a list of all its members.

Among the six who have contested the injunction is Ian Dawson, the party's former Group Support Officer.He stood in the City of York Council election for Acomb in April last year as one of nine BNP candidates while also hoping to win a seat in Scotland, through the regional party list system. He failed to win in either city.

The former Yorkshire Secretary and former York Organiser announced his "resignation" from the BNP on the internet in December, while challenging the internal management of the party. His decision to stand down, and the latest court action, follows months of internal wrangling within the party.

The other five former party officials involved in the court proceedings are Steve Blake, Sadie Graham, Matt Single, Kenny Smith and Nicholla Smith.Simon Darby, a BNP spokesman, said: "We, as a party, sought an injunction against the use of party equipment by the six people. The injunction was granted."He said the equipment concerned included the party membership list as well as mobile phones, digital duplicators and computers.

Another hearing is expected to take place in April.

Subject: Who's this again?

Perhaps the most "radical" Muslim supremacist openly operating in the United States is Joseph Cohen.... er.... Yousef al-Khattab.
His Muslim Revolution website has incessant calls for Jihad against America and Christians. I have not read it all yet, perhaps he gets around to Israel. Maybe not.
(--He claims to be a follower of a certain [Jamaican] Sheikh Faisal, whose principal mission was to exterminate "white cockroaches" with chemical weapons. The media always twisted his word to make it seem like he mainly hated Jews and Hindus, but his message was always on one target: White Christians.
I think he calls himself Khattab to honor the Arab terrorist who slaughtered Christians in Russia.)============ ==,2933,341811,00.html
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Joseph Cohen pretending to be a radical Muslim in order to encourage attacks on Christians.
U.S. Based Revolution Muslim Website SpreadingMessages of Hate On any given day, log on to and a host of startling images appear:— The Statue of Liberty, with an ax blade cuttingthrough her side;— Video mocking the beheading of American journalistDaniel Pearl, entitled "Daniel Pearl I am Happy YourDead :) ";— Video of a puppet show lampooning U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq;— The latest speech from Sheikh Abdullah Faisal, an extremist Muslim cleric convicted in the UK and later deported for soliciting the murder of non-Muslims.
Even more surprising is that isn't being maintained in some remote safe house inPakistan.
Instead, Yousef al-Khattab, the Web site creator, runs it from his home in the New York City Borough of Queens.
And, because al-Khattab enjoys the First Amendmentright to freedom of speech, all the authorities can do is watch.Formerly known as Joseph Cohen, al-Khattab is an American-born Jew who converted to Islam after attending an Orthodox Rabbinical school, which he later described as a “racist cult.”
The 39-year-old New York taxi driver with the mission of “preserving Islamic culture,” “calling people to the oneness of God” and asking them to “support the beloved SheikAbdullah Faisal, who’s preaching the religion of Islam and serving as a spiritual guide.”In 2003 Faisal was convicted in the U.K. for spreadingmessages of racial hatred and urging his followers to kill Jews, Hindus and Westerners.
In sermon recordings played at his trial, Faisal called on young,impressionable Muslims to use chemical weapons to“exterminate unbelievers” and “cut the throat of the Kaffars [nonbelievers] with [a] machete.”
Authorities believe Faisal’s sermons have influenced2005 London transport bomber Germaine Lindsay and"shoe bomber" Richard Reid, who attended mosques whereFaisal preached.At times, al-Khattab's postings are farcical, such as a picture of him holding the book "Nuclear Jihad" with a wry smile on his face. Other messages call for radical Muslim rule worldwide.Al-Khattab claims the Sept. 11 terror attacks were an“inside job,” and he blames U.S. foreign policy for spawning the terrorism that carried out the attacks.He calls Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and beheaded in 2002 by Islamic extremists in Pakistan, “a convicted spy.”“I could care less about Daniel Pearl,” al-Khattabsaid in an interview with “I’m happy tosee that he’s gone.”Click here to view
The content changes constantly. One reason is that the fast flow of information allows messages to spread through cyberspace quickly.
Another, terrorism analysts say, is to make it difficult for law enforcement to monitor the site.Despite his radical anti-Western views, al-Khattabsays he does not support terrorism of any kind.Yet, claims to be the official site of “North American representatives” for SheikhFaisal, and it appears dedicated to spreading his radical doctrine.He says Faisal “never said to kill innocent people”and was unjustly imprisoned. He says the real terror organizations are the U.S. Army, the CIA, and the FBI— and the National Coast Guard, “to a lesser extent.”
According to RevolutionMuslim, Faisal — who was deported to his native Jamaica in 2007 — is now receiving donations solicited on the site, including money for a new laptop and DVD burner to spread his message.It's not illegal to post these messages or collect money for Faisal, but it would be if Faisal were designated a terrorist by the U.S. government.
Hecurrently is not listed on any government terror list;a Department of Justice spokesman could not confirm ordeny if Faisal is being investigated for any terror related activity.
RevolutionMuslim may look amateurish when compared with other extremist Web sites, but it is no less of a threat, says Mia Bloom, political science professor atthe University of Georgia’s School of Public andInternational Affairs.“It may lead people who become radicalized by it to turn to other, more dangerous Web sites,” such as those run by terrorist organizations, she said.Bloom characterized al-Khattab’s message as “narrow”and “misinformed” and said he is attempting to“proselytize or radicalize people who share some ofthese same ideas.”“[He] has obviously been duped or is duping othersbecause that’s not what Islam preaches,” she said.
On his site al-Khattab appears to condemn the very democracy that guarantees him the freedom to express himself — a freedom he cites in a disclaimer on his homepage:“We hereby declare and make absolute public declaration that operates under the first amendment right to freedom of religion and expression and that in no way, shape, or form do we call for war against the U.S. government or adhere to the enemies of the United States elsewhere.
”Under the law FBI spokesman Richard Kolko said it is difficult to bring criminal charges against the operators of Web sites like RevolutionMuslim.comunless specific threats are made against an individual or individuals.
Kolko while not speaking directly aboutRevolutionMuslim said radical sites like these are not often prosecuted."It's usually a First Amendment right if they don't cross the threshold of making any threats," saidKolko. "There's nothing we should or could do."“Until the rhetoric reaches the point in which it’s no longer protected speech under the first amendment,it’s hard to stop it,” said security expert, HarveyKushner.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Favourable publicity for BNP in run-up to elections ?
This site predicts that certain parts of the 'mass media' will give favourable bursts of publicity to the Griffin BNP in the very near future.
But we who have been in the struggle for any length of time will want to know why ?
Many in the movement, and the number is growing , now have very serious thoughts about just where the BNP is being led.
The Griffin nincompoops will just see the media changing as, "at last they are seeing sense" nonsense.
As the Bible tells us.........There are none so blind, as those that will not see !

Muslim leader accuses police of being 'over cautious' in stopping Asian gangs pimping white girls

A muslim leader has accused the police of failing to tackle Asian gangs suspected of prostituting young white girls.

Officers are accused of being "over cautious" when investigating Muslim criminals because they fear being branded racist.

Prostitutes: Becoming easy targets for Asian pimping gangs

Last night Mohammed Shafiq, director of the Ramadhan Foundation, said the police were differentiating between criminals on the basis of race.

He claimed, driven by fear of race riots in places like Blackburn and Oldham, officers were "overtly sensitive" and not clamping down on the sordid practice.

His controversial comments in this week's Panorama reignite a massively controversial issue which exploded over a Channel 4 documentary in 2004.

That programme which claimed Asian men in Bradford were grooming under age white girls for prostitution was pulled from C4's schedules.

This was because police claimed at the time that it could provoke racial violence during the local election campaign.

Now the BBC is to risk the wrath of police officials and campaigners by airing a programme which will look at the same issue.

Speaking as part of the Panorama investigation, which airs tomorrow (Thursday), Shafiq said: "I think the police are overcautious on dealing with this issue openly because they fear being branded racist and I think that is wrong."

"These are criminals they should be treated as criminals. They are not Asian criminals, they are not Muslim criminals, they are not white criminals. They are criminals and they should be treated as criminals."

He said that some of the criminals were Asian gangs looking to supplement their income, after the cost of drugs has fallen over the last few years.

Shafiq said "I am the only Muslim leader in the UK that speaks up against this sort of thing and I do it because these teenage girls are somebody's sisters and they are somebody's daughters. I have got two daughters and I wouldn't want that to happen to my daughters.

"If there is a drug dealer grooming a white teenager into prostitution then I don't want the police service or local authority not to be open about it."

Philip Davies, MP for Shipley, also raised concerns about the issue yesterday.

He said: "Everybody is affected by political correctness. The reason why it is so important is because things like this.

"Young girls are having their lives threatened and ruined because people pussyfoot around and they are too scared to do anything in case they make a mistake and are accused of racism.

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Please see immediately below an e-mail I received yesterday from a North of England BNP official who requests support for Sadie Graham and her fellow Defendants in Nick Griffin & Simon Darby's High Court action which is set for a further hearing on 10th April at Manchester.

In the meanwhile, I copy advice tendered last week to a leading figure in the VoC group:

"The final battle you must win against Griffin is a POLITICAL battle. He runs the party like a Third World dictator. You and your associates must present to the membership:
1) A commitment that the BNP cease being run as a one-man dictatorship who hires and fires party officers at his own whim; who manipulates the party's finances in an untransparent way as if it were his own business; and who alters fundamental policy and enters into political alliances without a how-do-you-do or a by-your-leave to the membership.2) The terms of a properly-constructed party constitution in which the ultimate sovereignty over the party is exercised its governing body whose members are elected by the membership.3) A statement of the party's fundamental political principles to be incorporated as an annex to the party's constitution.Expressing and mobilising discontent with Griffin is not enough. Your group must campaign on the basis of a principled platform."

Martin Webster.

From: [deleted]To: Martin Webster Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 7:47 PMSubject: Re: ELC News Flash- The Issue of "Clean hands"

Hello Martin.

As you will know the Voice of Change six need money to fight there case against Griffin. would it be possible for you to alert your ELC subscribers to the need of the V of C six?

If so ask your subscribers to visit or go direct to the relevant page which is .

I believe that this case could prove to be a disaster for Griffin but it needs finance.

Yours sincerely [deleted]

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Airlift will bring 2,000 hand-picked Iraqis to new life in Britain

Sanctuary for those who worked for British forces ·

Fortnightly flights will start arriving next month

The government is preparing to airlift up to 2,000 Iraqis out of their country to begin a new life in the UK, the first time that Iraqis will arrive here with their status as refugees assured.

Those hand-picked to come to Britain include translators and other staff who have supported British forces in Iraq. The plan follows controversy last year about the government refusing many interpreters sanctuary in the UK despite the fact their work could put their lives in danger.

Documents seen by the Guardian show the Home Office and Ministry of Defence are working with Migrant Helpline, a charity which provides advice and support for refugees and asylum seekers, to help the Iraqis to settle.

The scheme is due to run over a seven-month period beginning in April, with fortnightly flights of up to 100 people.
"The [Iraqis] will be accommodated for two days in Slough prior to being transported to resettlement areas in the north or in Scotland," the documents state.

NWN: Why don't they resettle them around Windsor ,Epsom or even Hale Barns, the posh millionaire area near Manchester airport ?

Yet another 'benefit' of the illegal Blair Iraq war for the British people.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Wigan BNP

Have a look at their new website.

You must listen to this !

We have put this link to the top as it is deserving of 'mucho' exposure.

Brilliant stuff !

Friday, March 21, 2008

Zionist jews just love the BNP !

New bid to target BNP vote on May 1
By Leon Symons and Dana Gloger
The Jewish Chronicle today gives its backing to a community-wide campaign to prevent the British National Party from winning seats in the May 1 local and London elections.
In London, there are particular fears that the BNP could achieve the five per cent threshold needed to give it its first seat in the London Assembly. It is believed the BNP will contest seats in 23 councils in all.
A number of communal groups are working together to diminish the BNP’s chances. The Board of Deputies and the London Jewish Forum are campaigning under the slogan “Your Voice or Theirs”. The Board’s activities will concentrate on getting as many members of the Jewish community as possible out to vote.
Searchlight, the anti-Fascist magazine, is running its own nationwide campaign, called “Hope Not Hate”.
Gerry Gable, publisher of Searchlight, warned: “A low turnout will only benefit the BNP. Our advice is to get out and vote for any of the democratic parties, and lift the vote.

“Why should Jewish people be worried? Take a look at the BNP’s standard reading material and you will see antisemitism in almost every form. The BNP say they have changed, but they are the same Nazis they always were.”
Ruth Smeeth, the Community Security Trust’s anti-racism campaigns co-ordinator, who launched the “Your Voice or Theirs” campaign at the Board’s plenary meeting on Sunday, said: “The BNP has grown in strength in the last 10 years. They have candidates standing for the GLA for the first time and councillors for re-election. They could take as many as three seats in London.

“Last year, the BNP stood in a by-election in Stanmore and got five per cent of the vote. The London election is scary because, if the voting levels remain the same, they will need only an extra 5,000 votes to win a seat.”
She added: “The last elections clashed with European elections, but not this time. Then, the UK Independence Party got 11 per cent, but now it has collapsed and the BNP could capture that vote.

“The only way to stop this is to vote, and that is why we are launching this campaign backed by the Board, the London Jewish Forum, the Jewish Leadership Council and the CST.”

She told deputies that the Board’s campaign will be backed up with advertisements in the Jewish press and a dedicated website, while the Board will work with similar ethnic-minority campaigns such as Operation Black Vote to try to increase voting levels in other communities. Last year’s mayor of Barnet Council, Polish-born Eva Greenspan, will be the public face of the Board’s campaign on posters, as a migrant who would be sent “home” under the BNP’s policies.

Ms Smeeth warned: “Behind the scenes, the BNP is exactly who we think they are and we must remember that.”
Stop the BNP 21/03/2008
The British National Party, it likes to tell us, is unfairly maligned by its many political opponents. Why, far from espousing antisemitism, it merely seeks to restore British values that true patriots — among them loyal Jews — would naturally share (and whose handful of misguided Jewish-identifying members serve conveniently to emphasise the point). We are not so sure. The party has been working hard to remake its image, contesting council-ward, parish-council and local byelections using blonde local school activists or well-spoken middle-class family men, and is simply waiting for its electoral breakthrough so that it can gain its first sniff of political influence. That cannot be allowed to happen, and every JC reader needs to understand the significance of their casting their vote on May 1 — for any party other than the BNP and its fellow extremists. Apathy will only play into the fascists’ hands. So, from Amber Valley to Wrexham, from Broxbourne to Blackburn — and other areas where the BNP is likely to be active — you have a duty to turn out and vote. And especially in London, where they think they may just claim a victory, if you let them.

'Stone Cold' thinks the softening of BNP policy will have no effect on the enemies of nationalism. And how right he is !

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Homeowners with interest-only mortgages 'heading for disaster'

People with interest-only mortgages could be in trouble if house prices continue to slide.

Homeowners with interest-only mortgages could be heading for disaster, according to a new report.
Mortgage advice firm claimed they were "storing up problems for the future" by switching to the loans, which are cheaper because only the interest on the original advance is repaid.

With a £155,000 mortgage at six per cent interest, you would pay £232,500 in total over the 25 years of an interest-only mortgage.

At that time, however, you would still owe the bank the full £155,000.
With a repayment mortgage, you would repay a total of £299,601 over 25 years but own your home outright when the deal ends.

Customers are supposed to invest money separately so that they can eventually pay off the debt - but many fail to do so.

The warning comes as Bank of England policy-maker Kate Barker predicted the credit crisis would make it harder for Britons to buy homes even if house prices fall this year.

Speaking at a housing and planning event, Ms Barker said: "We may see prices adjust downwards but there is no clear evidence that affordability will improve.

"Mortgages, particularly for first-time buyers, have become more difficult to get as a result of the credit crunch."
Mortgage approvals have already fallen to their lowest in more then 10 years and house price growth has cooled markedly as the credit crunch continues to bite.

Banks are no longer able to access cheap cash and affordability constraints price out first-time buyers.

Francis Ghiloni from Mform said yesterday: "It is tempting to switch from repayment to interest-only.

"But unless borrowers have plans in place to eventually repay their loan, they may be simply storing up problems for the future.
"Getting to the end of the mortgage term and still owning the initial debt would be disastrous."

It came as the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) revealed banks were struggling to meet the mortgage demand in the face of the credit crunch.

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NWN : The Bank of England had to bail out the Halifax/Bank of Scotland, yesterday. They have already bailed out the 'Northern Rock'. Other banks are taking advantage of the Bank of England too.

But will the Government help out the borrowers, you know, the public who have mortgages ?

Answers on a postcard to Gordon Brown, 10,Downing Street, London.

The 'Credit Crunch' & why Spitzer was outed !

Dear Tony and Robert,
The below sequence of articles circulated by Israel Shamir gives a tremendous insight into the disgraceful means whereby the current banking "Credit Crunch" crisis was created and the equally appalling methods employed against any individuals, however exalted (and however Jewish!) who attempt to blow the whistle on the top usurors' wickedness.Spitzer was no saint.
On sexual mores he was clearly a hypocrite. But according to the information assembled by Shamir, his downfall of was contrived as an act of revenge and as a demonstration to others not to try and mess with the Big Boys.
After Spitzer announced his resignation as Governor of New York (he had been touted as "potentially America's first Jewish president") it emerged that the head of the "luxury prostitution ring catering to America's political elite" was New Jersey resident Mark Brener, an Israeli passport holder.Spitzer's exposure and downfall rather put me in mind of the humiliation inflicted on former British (Conservative) Government Minister David Mellor after he had returned from an official visit to Israel in 1988.
You will remember that whilst in Israel Mellor took the opportunity, in front of the assembled international press, to reprimand Israeli soldiers who were getting up to one of their favourite hobbies: beating-up Palestinian children.
On his return to the UK he resumed his illicit affair with a woman called, I think, Monica Sanchez. Lurking around the "love-nest" during one of their spirited romps was a Jewish "investigative reporter" (obviously a Mossad operative) with his zoom-lens camera.
Soon after, the woman's "exclusive" story, including details about how Mellor liked to get 'on the job' wearing a Chelsea football shirt, was splashed in one of the tabloids, sparking a media feeding-frenzy.Mellor, undoubtedly a hypocrite as he posed as "a Family Man" in his election literature, was forced to resign office and his political career was terminated.
But we all know that it was not his sexual indiscretions and hypocrisy (or even his support for Chelsea FC!) which caused him to be brought down.
The spirit of Shylock and his relentless quest for revenge lives on.
From: "Israel Shamir" Reply-To: shamireaders-owner@yahoogroups.comDate: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 7:55 AMTo: "readers" Cc: "Chuck Baldwin" , "David Rubinson"
Subject: [shamireaders] Why Spitzer was "outed"?
Why Spitzer was ³outed²? Chuck Baldwin asks, and here we offer an answer from Greg Pallast to this question. 14th March 2008Thoughts
On The Spitzer Sex Scandalby Chuck BaldwinBy now everyone in the information world knows about the sex scandal that forced New York Governor Eliot Spitzer out of office. For those who have been on Mars the past few days, Governor Spitzer was caught in an FBI wiretap probe involving an expensive prostitution service.
Apparently, the governor has been utilizing these prostitution services for some ten years and has spent tens of thousands of dollars for his numerous trysts. The sting that caught him involved a banking institution alerting federal authorities (as they do millions--yes millions--of times every year) to "suspicious" financial transactions between Spitzer and the call girl service, The Emperors Club VIP.At the time of this writing, no criminal charges have been filed against Spitzer. (They seldom are in these cases.)
Obviously, the embarrassment of the revelation forced Spitzer to resign.
Should Governor Spitzer have resigned?
Of course.
Elected officials who practice adultery betray more than their families; they betray the trust of the people who elected them.
In the old days, adultery would even have disqualified a person from military or government promotion--perhaps even their very position. Adultery is the cause of countless divorces and the source of many children's and teenagers' societal malfunction. It is a curse on our country. No one abhors adultery more than I do.That said, there is a nagging question in the back of my mind, Why did the hammer fall on Governor Spitzer now? After all, it is no hyperbole to say that when it comes to big league politics, adultery and fornication are, sadly, par for the course.
And readers don't need to write and tell me how judgmental I am, because it is the truth.Sometimes I wish I had not learned the things I've learned and had not been exposed to the truth as I have been. Sometimes the truth is not very pretty. And the fact is, Washington politics--and by virtue of his very position, the governor of New York is included in Washington politics--is infested with sexual immorality. And "infested" is putting it mildly.
The Republican and Democrat parties alike are awash in sexual immorality--both heterosexual and homosexual. And 99% of this debauchery is never reported.
The guilty politicos are never "caught," never "outed." So, why was Governor Spitzer "caught?" Don't forget that Spitzer has been carrying on this way for at least ten years. Suddenly, now, he is found out.They say that Governor Spitzer was "Client 9" for this particular hooker. So, who are "clients 1-8"? And who are "clients 10-100"? Why do we not know their names? Anyone able to afford this prostitute's price of $1,000 per hour has to be someone of means. Who were they? Were the other "clients" CEOs of Fortune 500 companies? If so, which ones? Were they congressmen or senators? If so, who? Were they White House executives? Were they Pentagon brass? Were they media celebrities? If so, what are their names? Were they foreign diplomats? If so, who are they, and from which countries did they come? Do you get my point?
How is it that in this elaborate FBI "sting," only Governor Eliot Spitzer was "caught?"
Now, do not get me wrong, I personally never did like Spitzer. For one thing, he is a New York liberal. That, all by itself, is enough for me to dislike the man. Furthermore, he did everything in his power to force the state of New York to decriminalize and legitimize illegal aliens. That, too, would be enough for me to dislike him. Beyond that, he, by all accounts, was a mean-spirited, arrogant, crush-anybody-who-got-in-his-way kind of guy. Let's face it, Eliot Spitzer is an easy man to dislike (at least for me).However, Spitzer's personality and public policies are not the issue here.
Aberrant sexual conduct among the politically powerful is exclusive to no political party or agenda. Adulterers are found among Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, old and young, men and women, northerners and southerners, easterners and westerners, Christians, and Jews, as well as people of no particular faith. I ask again, Why was Governor Spitzer "caught"?
Ladies and gentlemen, if the FBI or the major media wanted to publicize the dirt that they already have on the various "high and mighty" in Washington, D.C., half the city would be resigning tomorrow.So, why was Governor Spitzer "outed"?
I do not have the answer to that question, but, mark it down, somebody in Washington, D.C. has the answer. Somebody--or a group of somebodies--decided that Eliot Spitzer had to go. Of that I am sure. I wish I knew who they were, and I wish I knew the reason why. But, believe me, there was a reason. There is an old saying inside the Beltway, "When it comes to politics, there are no accidents or coincidences." There is a reason for everything that goes on in Washington, D.C.
That is something you can take to the old proverbial bank. It's just that unimportant people such as you and me are not privy to what those reasons are.Of course there is another saying, "Be sure your sin will find you out." That's from God's playbook, the Bible. But for most of the rich and powerful reprobates who are engaging in this insidious conduct, that discovery will only come when they stand before the final judgment bench in eternity. When it is convenient, or necessary, however, some scoundrels such as Governor Eliot Spitzer will be found out by the FBI and mainstream media. I sure would like to know the reason why. Wouldn't you?
The other element of this story that is being vastly underreported is the fact that federal police agencies are secretly looking at the financial transactions of the American people all the time.
According to the USA Today, "Banks and credit unions as well as currency dealers and stores that cash checks reported a record 17.6 million transactions to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network in 2006, according to a report from the network, a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department."The Today story goes on to say, "The Treasury Department's database now contains records of more than 100 million financial transactions going back to at least 1996, said network spokesman Steve Hudak." Today also reported, "Financial institutions have long been required to report cash transactions over $10,000.
Those reports--simple notices of a deposit or withdrawal--account for more than 90% of the records the enforcement network gets each year. "Far more controversial are secret 'suspicious activity reports' filed by financial institutions and reviewed by teams of agents spread around the country. . . . "The number of suspicious activity reports soared from 413,000 in 2003 to 1 million in 2006, according to the enforcement network."
The American people are largely unaware that they are now living in a universal surveillance society.
Virtually every major financial transaction--as well as much of their travel--is reported and monitored by the federal government.
This total surveillance system, that began in earnest under Bill Clinton's administration, has mushroomed into a ubiquitous and finely tuned science under George W. Bush. Dare I say that Dubya's neurotic fixation with spying on ordinary citizens rivals Comrade Stalin's paranoiac obsession with a total surveillance society? I can tell readers first-hand what living in this Brave New World is like.
Back in the late '90's, I bought a used 1995 GMC half-ton, four wheel drive pick-up truck (which I still own). Over the course of a few years, I had saved around $5,000 in cash. I then sold my well-worn Ford Ranger pick-up truck for $5,000 cash. I was hoping I could pay cash for a bigger and better truck. Over the years growing up, I had watched my dad pay cash for most all of his purchases, including his vehicles. I thought it was one of the ultimate marks of freedom and enterprise in these United States to be able to work, save, and buy something of value with cash. I quickly discovered that the Federales in power these days do not share that same vision of freedom. When I finally found the truck I mentioned, it cost a few thousand more than what I had saved, so I had to write a check for the difference.
So, with $10,000 in cash and a check on borrowed funds, I drove off the car lot with my new (used) truck. It happens every day, right? Nothing unusual, right? Wrong!
To my shock and chagrin, a few days following the purchase of my truck, a criminal investigator from the IRS came to my front door and demanded to know where I got the cash to pay for my truck. I am not making this up, folks.
After a lengthy interrogation, the IRS man left, but not before issuing me a subpoena to appear before a federal grand jury. Remember, this was in the late '90's, before Jorge Bush and Alberto Gonzales got their dictatorial hands on the helm of the myriad federal police agencies. Mark it down, folks: you and I are constantly being watched, listened to, monitored, taped, and stalked by our own government. So, do any of us really believe that we still live in a free country? All this talk about a war on terrorism is a bunch of hooey.
What is really happening is a war on freedom.
The so-called "War on Terror" is only a smokescreen to hide the real agenda, which is to develop a federal police state where individual liberty is completely vanquished. And the really sad part of all of this is the manner in which the American people--especially our pastors and churches--seem to be willing to embrace and accept this burgeoning police state. But since when did patriotism come to mean the acceptance of a total surveillance society?
When did patriotism come to mean the love of Big Government or infatuation with Big Brother?
When did patriotism come to mean the sacrifice of liberty in the name of security? When did patriotism come to mean the surrender of constitutional government and personal freedoms? When did patriotism come to mean submission to tyrannical bureaucracies?
Am I saddened that Eliot Spitzer got "caught?" Not a bit.
He was just another rich reprobate who got what was coming to him. But, I still want to know why he was exposed, while all the others who are just as guilty, continue to enjoy the protection of anonymity.What does sadden me is the manner in which our once-great land of independence and freedom is being turned into a globalist-dominated oligarchy, ruled by the iron fist of corrupt elitists. Plus, I am still waiting for the American people to awaken to what is going on and put a stop to it all. We had an opportunity to do just that by supporting the Presidential candidacy of Congressman Ron Paul.
How many more opportunities will we have?-----------------*For further information on how our country is turning into a police state, go to =====================================
David Rubinson forwarded:The $200 billion bail-out for predator banks and Spitzer charges are intimately linked
by Greg PalastReporting for Air America Radio¹s CloutListen to Palast on Clout at
While New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was paying an Œescort¹ $4,300 in a hotel room in Washington, just down the road, George Bush¹s new Federal Reserve Board Chairman, Ben Bernanke, was secretly handing over $200 billion in a tryst with mortgage bank industry speculators.
Both acts were wanton, wicked and lewd. But there¹s a BIG difference.
The Governor was using his own checkbook. Bush¹s man Bernanke was using ours.
This week, Bernanke¹s Fed, for the first time in its history, loaned a selected coterie of banks one-fifth of a trillion dollars to guarantee these banks¹ mortgage-backed junk bonds. The deluge of public loot was an eye-popping windfall to the very banking predators who have brought two million families to the brink of foreclosure.
Up until Wednesday, there was one single, lonely politician who stood in the way of this creepy little assignation at the bankers¹ bordello: Eliot Spitzer.
Who are they kidding? Spitzer¹s lynching and the bankers¹ enriching are intimately tied.How? Follow the money.
The press has swallowed Wall Street¹s line that millions of US families are about to lose their homes because they bought homes they couldn¹t afford or took loans too big for their wallets. Ba-LON-ey.
That¹s blaming the victim.
Here¹s what happened. Since the Bush regime came to power, a new species of loan became the norm, the Œsub-prime¹ mortgage and it¹s variants including loans with teeny ³introductory² interest rates. From out of nowhere, a company called ŒCountrywide¹ became America¹s top mortgage lender, accounting for one in five home loans, a large chuck of these Œsub-prime.¹
Here¹s how it worked: The Grinning Family, with US average household income, gets a $200,000 mortgage at 4% for two years. Their $955 a month payment is 25% of their income. No problem.
Their banker promises them a new mortgage, again at the cheap rate, in two years. But in two years, the promise ain¹t worth a can of spam and the Grinnings are told to scram - because their house is now worth less than the mortgage.
Now, the mortgage hits 9% or $1,609 plus fees to recover the ³discount² they had for two years. Suddenly, payments equal 42% to 50% of pre-tax income. Grinnings move into their Toyota.Now, what kind of American is Œsub-prime.¹ Guess. No peeking.
Here¹s a hint: 73% of HIGH INCOME Black and Hispanic borrowers were given sub-prime loans versus 17% of similar-income Whites. Dark-skinned borrowers aren¹t stupid ­ they had no choice. They were Œsteered¹ as it¹s called in the mortgage sharking business.ŒSteering,¹ sub-prime loans with usurious kickers, fake inducements to over-borrow, called Œfraudulent conveyance¹ or Œpredatory lending¹ under US law, were almost completely forbidden in the olden days (Clinton Administration and earlier) by federal regulators and state laws as nothing more than fancy loan-sharking.
But when the Bush regime took over, Countrywide and its banking brethren were told to party hardy ­ it was OK now to steer¹m, fake¹m, charge¹m and take¹m.But there was this annoying party-pooper. The Attorney General of New York, Eliot Spitzer, who sued these guys to a fare-thee-well. Or tried to.
Instead of regulating the banks that had run amok, Bush¹s regulators went on the warpath against Spitzer and states attempting to stop predatory practices. Making an unprecedented use of the legal power of ³federal pre-emption,² Bush-bots ordered the states to NOT enforce their consumer protection laws.Indeed, the feds actually filed a lawsuit to block Spitzer¹s investigation of ugly racial mortgage steering.
Bush¹s banking buddies were especially steamed that Spitzer hammered bank practices across the nation using New York State laws.Spitzer not only took on Countrywide, he took on their predatory enablers in the investment banking community. Behind Countrywide was the Mother Shark, its funder and now owner, Bank of America. Others joined the sharkfest: Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup¹s Citibank made mortgage usury their major profit centers. They did this through a bit of financial legerdemain called ³securitization.²
What that means is that they took a bunch of junk mortgages, like the Grinnings, loans about to go down the toilet and re-packaged them into ³tranches² of bonds which were stamped ³AAA² - top grade - by bond rating agencies. These gold-painted turds were sold as sparkling safe investments to US school district pension funds and town governments in Finland (really).When the housing bubble burst and the paint flaked off, investors were left with the poop and the bankers were left with bonuses.
Countrywide¹s top man, Angelo Mozilo, will Œearn¹ a $77 million buy-out bonus this year on top of the $656 million - over half a billion dollars ­ he pulled in from 1998 through 2007.But there were rumblings that the party would soon be over.
Angry regulators, burned investors and the weight of millions of homes about to be boarded up were causing the sharks to sink. Countrywide¹s stock was down 50%, and Citigroup was off 38%, not pleasing to the Gulf sheiks who now control its biggest share blocks.Then, on Wednesday of this week, the unthinkable happened. Carlyle Capital went bankrupt.
That¹s Carlyle as in Carlyle Group. James Baker, Senior Counsel. Notable partners, former and past: George Bush, the Bin Laden family and more dictators, potentates, pirates and presidents than you can count.The Fed had to act.
Bernanke opened the vault and dumped $200 billion on the poor little suffering bankers. They got the public treasure ­ and got to keep the Grinning¹s house. There was no Œquid¹ of a foreclosure moratorium for the Œpro quo¹ of public bail-out.
Not one family was saved ­ but not one banker was left behind.
Every mortgage sharking operation shot up in value.
Mozilo¹s Countrywide stock rose 17% in one day. The Citi sheiks saw their company¹s stock rise $10 billion in an afternoon.And that very same day the bail-out was decided ­ what a coinkydink! ­ the man called, ŒThe Sheriff of Wall Street¹ was cuffed. Spitzer was silenced.
Do I believe the banks called Justice and said, ³Take him down today!²
Naw, that¹s not how the system works.
But the big players knew that unless Spitzer was taken out, he would create enough ruckus to spoil the party.
Headlines in the financial press ­ one was ³Wall Street Declares War on Spitzer² - made clear to Bush¹s enforcers at Justice who their number one target should be. And it wasn¹t Bin Laden.It was the night of February 13 when Spitzer made the bone-headed choice to order take-out in his Washington Hotel room. He had just finished signing these words for the Washington Post about predatory loans:³
Not only did the Bush administration do nothing to protect consumers, it embarked on an aggressive and unprecedented campaign to prevent states from protecting their residents from the very problems to which he federal government was turning a blind eye.²Bush, said Spitzer right in the headline, was the ³Predator Lenders¹ Partner in Crime.² The President, said Spitzer, was a fugitive from justice. And Spitzer was in Washington to launch a campaign to take on the Bush regime and the biggest financial powers on the planet.
Spitzer wrote, ³When history tells the story of the subprime lending crisis and recounts its devastating effects on the lives of so many innocent homeowners the Bush administration will not be judged favorably.²But now, the Administration can rest assured that this love story ­ of Bush and his bankers - will not be told by history at all ­ now that the Sheriff of Wall Street has fallen on his own gun.

A note on ³Prosecutorial Indiscretion²Back in the day when I was an investigator of racketeers for government, the federal prosecutor I was assisting was deciding whether to launch a case based on his negotiations for airtime with 60 Minutes. I¹m not allowed to tell you the prosecutor¹s name, but I want to mention he was recently seen shouting, ³Florida is Rudi country! Florida is Rudi country!²
Not all crimes lead to federal bust or even public exposure. It¹s up to something called ³prosecutorial discretion.²Funny thing, this Œdiscretion.¹ For example, Senator David Vitter, Republican of Louisiana, paid Washington DC prostitutes to put him diapers (ewww!), yet the Senator was not exposed by the US prosecutors busting the pimp-ring that pampered him.Naming and shaming and ruining Spitzer ­ rarely done in these cases - was made at the Œdiscretion¹ of Bush¹s Justice Department.
Or maybe we should say, 'indiscretion.'-----------------*Greg Palast, former investigator of financial fraud, is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Armed Madhouse and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. Hear The Palast Report weekly on Air America Radio¹s Clout.====================================================
Here is Eliot Spitzer's complete Washington Post Op Ed: Post - Thursday 14th February 2008; page A25
Predatory Lenders' Partner in Crime
How the Bush Administration Stopped the States From Stepping In to Help Consumers
by Eliot Spitzer*
Several years ago, state attorneys general and others involved in consumer protection began to notice a marked increase in a range of predatory lending practices by mortgage lenders. Some were misrepresenting the terms of loans, making loans without regard to consumers' ability to repay, making loans with deceptive "teaser" rates that later ballooned astronomically, packing loans with undisclosed charges and fees, or even paying illegal kickbacks.
These and other practices, we noticed, were having a devastating effect on home buyers.
In addition, the widespread nature of these practices, if left unchecked, threatened our financial markets. Even though predatory lending was becoming a national problem, the Bush administration looked the other way and did nothing to protect American homeowners.
In fact, the government chose instead to align itself with the banks that were victimizing consumers.
Predatory lending was widely understood to present a looming national crisis. This threat was so clear that as New York attorney general, I joined with colleagues in the other 49 states in attempting to fill the void left by the federal government. Individually, and together, state attorneys general of both parties brought litigation or entered into settlements with many subprime lenders that were engaged in predatory lending practices. Several state legislatures, including New York's, enacted laws aimed at curbing such practices.
What did the Bush administration do in response?
Did it reverse course and decide to take action to halt this burgeoning scourge?
As Americans are now painfully aware, with hundreds of thousands of homeowners facing foreclosure and our markets reeling, the answer is a resounding no.
Not only did the Bush administration do nothing to protect consumers, it embarked on an aggressive and unprecedented campaign to prevent states from protecting their residents from the very problems to which the federal government was turning a blind eye.
Let me explain: The administration accomplished this feat through an obscure federal agency called the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). The OCC has been in existence since the Civil War. Its mission is to ensure the fiscal soundness of national banks. For 140 years, the OCC examined the books of national banks to make sure they were balanced, an important but uncontroversial function.
But a few years ago, for the first time in its history, the OCC was used as a tool against consumers. In 2003, during the height of the predatory lending crisis, the OCC invoked a clause from the 1863 National Bank Act to issue formal opinions preempting all state predatory lending laws, thereby rendering them inoperative.
The OCC also promulgated new rules that prevented states from enforcing any of their own consumer protection laws against national banks. The federal government's actions were so egregious and so unprecedented that all 50 state attorneys general, and all 50 state banking superintendents, actively fought the new rules. But the unanimous opposition of the 50 states did not deter, or even slow, the Bush administration in its goal of protecting the banks.
In fact, when my office opened an investigation of possible discrimination in mortgage lending by a number of banks, the OCC filed a federal lawsuit to stop the investigation.
Throughout our battles with the OCC and the banks, the mantra of the banks and their defenders was that efforts to curb predatory lending would deny access to credit to the very consumers the states were trying to protect. But the curbs we sought on predatory and unfair lending would have in no way jeopardized access to the legitimate credit market for appropriately priced loans.
Instead, they would have stopped the scourge of predatory lending practices that have resulted in countless thousands of consumers losing their homes and put our economy in a precarious position. When history tells the story of the subprime lending crisis and recounts its devastating effects on the lives of so many innocent homeowners, the Bush administration will not be judged favorably.
The tale is still unfolding, but when the dust settles, it will be judged as a willing accomplice to the lenders who went to any lengths in their quest for profits.
So willing, in fact, that it used the power of the federal government in an unprecedented assault on state legislatures, as well as on state attorneys general and anyone else on the side of consumers.
The writer is governor of New York.[Not any more, he ain't - MW]

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