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The David Project: a puzzle for Homeland Security
09 May 2007
Modified: 08:59:03 AM
The David Project has demonstrated a pattern of lying and falsifying information demonizing Islam, Muslims, Arabs and Africans. The David Project is associated with Benador Associates, and the neocons in the establishment who cooked up the WMD story to push for war in Iraq, the Burqa propaganda to push war on Afghanistan, the fake news reports about Ahmadinejad to push for war against Iran, and the fake Save Darfur! campaign whose goal is to give Sudanese real estate to US contractors under a sanctions regime program that would exclude other contractors.

Altogether the information provided by the presenters indicates that a clique from the most extremist racist segment of the Boston Jewish community has with the resources of the [Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA)] and local [Jewish Community Relations Councils (JCRCs)] transformed Darfur activism into a highly effective viral marketing program. The JCPA has developed a program that local JCRCs use in Jewish Community Centers, at media update sessions, at college events, and at interfaith sessions.
Open letter to Michael Capuano, Representative to Congress, 8th
District, MA


Dear Representative Capuano:

I have been attending many Darfur-related events and meetings in the Boston area. Because I have found that much of the leadership the Save
Darfur movement has associations with the David Project or the American Anti-Slavery Group, which were both founded by Charles Jacobs (http://tinyurl.com/yp78gr), I am concerned about hate-mongering and
anti-Arab or anti-Muslim incitement that can only have negative implications for homeland security within the Bay State and for the whole country.

I have put together an article about Darfur activism that includes three news reports of local Darfur meetings and the complete text of a
statement that I read in abridged form to the Massachusetts Public Service Committee during a joint hearing to collect testimony with regard to pending Sudan divestment legislation (S1474). You can find the article at http://tinyurl.com/344gxh.

I hypothesize

1. that Darfur activism is a very successful viral marketing campaign, which has been created by a local Boston extremist Israel advocacy group, and

2. that the Save Darfur movement connects to the upper echelons of the Neocons.

The organized Jewish community with guidance from Neocon leaders is making a show of political force as well as trying to control human rights and genocide discourse by means of the Sudan issue.

[Note that the phrase organized Jewish community refers to the network of Jewish communal organizations to which professional Jews belong. Professional Jews are people like Abraham Foxman of the ADL or David Harris of the AJC. I do not mean Jewish doctors or Jewish lawyers, whom I would call Jewish professionals.]

If you do not have the time to read my article, here is the punch-line from the first news report.

Altogether the information provided by the presenters indicates that a clique from the most extremist racist segment of the Boston Jewish community has with the resources of the [Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA)] and local [Jewish Community Relations Councils (JCRCs)] transformed Darfur activism into a highly effective viral marketing program. The JCPA has developed a program that local JCRCs use in Jewish Community Centers, at media update sessions, at college events, and at interfaith sessions.

Then from the Jewish community the Darfur campaign has spread even further through American intellectual and political culture with the aid of academic falsifiers and media pundits like Samantha Powers,

* who is the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government,
* who was the founding director of Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (1998-2002),
* who has been heavily involved in misinforming the public about Darfur (see
http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/cchrp/research/audiovideo.php) and
* whose Pulitzer Prize winning book A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide panders ethnic Ashkenazi Americans by
conveniently ignoring both o the mass murders, ethnic cleansing and genocide architected or executed by Bolshevik Ashkenazim during the Russian Revolution and the first 25 years of the Soviet Union and also o the premeditated genocide of the Palestinian population that Zionist Ashkenazim plotted during the late 19th and first half of the twentieth century, that they began in 1947, and that they continue to execute to this very day.

Just as a biological epidemic initially does its harm locally and then spreads rapidly over larger distances, the Darfur campaign has spread like an influenza outbreak as Jewish bloggers and Jewish community activists spread the propaganda to the media, to academia,
throughout the government, to the clergy, to business,[7] throughout society, and finally internationally.

At first, the Save Darfur movement only poisoned human rights discourse within the USA, then it began threatening Sudan with an armed invasion practically guaranteed to recreate the Iraq disaster, lately it has complicated US relations with Arab as well as Muslim states, and now it is beginning to interfere with US-China politics as
Darfur activists have begun to target the Chinese Olympics.

Please note that I am not denying the large number of civilian deaths in Darfur.

Such an assertion would be like claiming that Georgians did not die during Sherman's March through Georgia.

I am just arguing

1. that genocide is not taking place and
2. that some very important Neocons and certain elements within the organized Jewish community are trying to incite a Sudan intervention, which can only be a disaster for the Sudanese and for America.

I know a lot about the Sudan. I surveyed the country in the early 1990s for the purpose of implementing and upgrading the then existing
telephone network to modern standards, but I could not tell you whether the USA should support Omar al-Bashir (Islamist) or Hasan al-Turabi (more Islamist but more innovative within Islamic traditions).

To the first approximation intervention would be a choice to replace Omar al-Bashir with Hasan al-Turabi or someone from Turabi's political faction (the National Islamic Front). I am not sure what that would mean. I am not sure anyone can guess.

Unfortunately, once we start calling the civil war in Darfur a genocide, we cut off all rational discussion because the supporters of
intervention are good guy humanitarians while intervention opponents are the bad guys, who refuse to fight genocide.

The Save Darfur movement is part of a program to manipulate the US into taking military action in the Sudan and then later against Iran with the justification that Ahmadi-Nejad is inciting genocide and will obtain nuclear weapons unless the USA acts.

For the good of Americans and the peoples of Africa and the Middle East, we have to discuss the interventionist subtext in addition to
the crisis for civilians in Darfur. Otherwise, the ultimate disaster will be worse than Iraq. Until we Americans come to a decision by rational and open discussion, we should focus primarily on helping Darfuran civilians through organizations like Islamic Relief Worldwide.

The Darfur Advocacy groups are raising money for political lobbying for intervention. They are not helping Darfuran civilians at all and are probably worsening conditions for all noncombatants in the region.

Sincerely yours,

Joachim Martillo

===

Joachim Martillo: Saving Darfur

http://members.aol.com/ThorsProvoni/Darfur/FifthQuestion.htm

What follows is a description of an "interfaith" event used by Zionist activists to promote the cause of US isolation of Sudan. "Interfaith"
is a new type of activism which seeks to circumvent the normal democratic process by enmeshing Christian and Muslim leadership in
Zionist propaganda campaigns.

Interfaith Leadership Meeting on Darfur

Wednesday, March 21, 2007, the Interfaith Leadership Meeting on Darfur took place between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM at the Conservative Jewish synagogue Kehillath Israel at 384 Harvard Street in Brookline.[1] The
synagogue's rabbi William Hamilton is a director of the David Project, which has lead a media campaign against the Islamic Society of Boston
(ISB) and the Roxbury Crossing Islamic Center that the ISB is building. (See http://tinyurl.com/28n4x7 and http://tinyurl.com/2dxcyg.)

The meeting served as preparation for the March 29th public hearing of the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Service during the on
pending legislation (S1474[2]) to direct the Massachusetts state pension fund (Pension Reserves Investment Management Board or PRIM) to divest selectively from Sudan because of the ongoing crisis in Darfur.

The speakers included:

* the Reverend Dr. Gloria White-Hammond,[3] who is co-pastor of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts and who has long been associated with American
Anti-Slavery Group and Christian Solidarity International (CSI), which were accused of raising money for fraudulent slave redemptions during the conflict in South Sudan (see http://tinyurl.com/24ryzx) and whose
leaders often used the human rights events and conferences as opportunities to defame and to demonize Arabs and Muslims (see
http://tinyurl.com/yp78gr)

* Mark Hanis, who is founder and executive director of the Global Intervention Network and who states explicitly that his Birthright
Israel (http://www.birthrightisrael.org) trip provided him with the inspiration for his suddenly well-funded Darfur campaign, which provides the perfect distraction from the ongoing atrocities and genocide that the State of Israel commits against the native population.[4]

* Mr. Eric Cohen, who is:
o Co-Chairman of the MA Coalition to Save Darfur,
o founder and Editor-at-Large of The New Atlantis, o an adjunct fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, o a contributor to the flagship Neoconservative periodical The Weekly Standard, and o a collaborator with the preeminent Neoconservative intellectual William Kristol in editing The Future is Now: America
Confronts the New Genetics (see http://tinyurl.com/2sxn6h),

* Ken Sweder, who is a former president of the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), a current member of the board of directors of the Boston JCRC, and a member of the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action
(JALSA), and

* several others, among whom was a local African American clergyman with an excellent singing voice.

The attendees consisted of clergy and laymen of various denominations and ethnic groups including an Egyptian Muslim.

There was no discussion during the meeting. The speakers simply presented the current strategy and message about Darfur.

Gloria White-Hammond presented some horrific pictures and discussed the Sudan Divestment Bill S1474 as the first in a serious of steps to
bring about intervention in Sudan. White-Hammond's approach to Darfur today is similar to the techniques that she used on behalf of Charles
Jacobs in the AASG. She invokes a Pavlov trigger, which is usually a gruesome story or photograph, which constitutes no proof whatsoever of
her analysis of the situation in Sudan. In this case, a viewer had no way to know whether he was looking at the victim of government
militia, rebel militia, brigands, tribal violence, a wife beating, or a vehicular accident. Audience members assaulted by the images are supposed to react by accepting her claims about the atrocities and the solutions without question. White-Hammond is apparently most successful in using this technique to manipulate well-off white
Christian suburban Americans. She lamented the lack of participation of Muslims and Muslim women in the Save Darfur movement.

Mark Hanis discussed the marketing of Sudan Divestment via sound bites and punchy slogans, e.g., "Educate, advocate, legislate!"

Sweder is a professional Jew. The description does not mean that he is a doctor or lawyer, for then he would be a Jewish professional.
Professional Jews are people like Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) or David Harris of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), and they work for at least one entity within the network of Jewish communal organizations, which collectively constitute the organized Jewish community. Sweder discussed the issue of Darfur from the standpoint of a Jewish communal insider.

He described the initial difficulty of persuading the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (http://www.jewishpublicaffairs.org/), which is the national umbrella organization for the local JCRCs, to support divestment legislation because of the history of the opposition of the
organized Jewish community to divestment from Israel, but Sweder and others from the Boston organized Jewish community explained the record
of Boston-area human rights activities in which the organized Jewish community has played the leading role. Within the Boston organized Jewish community, the AASG and the David Project constitute the primary human rights advocacy organizations. The Boston professional Jews argued that controlling human rights discourse is "good for the Jews." (See http://tinyurl.com/yp78gr.) The Boston delegation successfully convinced the JCPA to lead the JCRCs in a campaign for selective divestment from Sudan.[5] Thanks to the direct and indirect ongoing efforts of JCRCs and groups aided or sponsored by JCRCs throughout the country, Sudan divestment has become law in Iowa and is in the process of approval in 12 states (http://tinyurl.com/2h9zwu).[6]

The last speaker led the attendees in a song that he composed for the Save Darfur campaign.

Altogether the information provided by the presenters indicates that a clique from the most extremist racist segment of the Boston Jewish
community has with the resources of the JCPA and local JCRCs transformed Darfur activism into a highly effective viral marketing program. The JCPA has developed a program that local JCRCs use in Jewish Community Centers, at media update sessions, at college events and at interfaith sessions.

Then from the Jewish community the Darfur campaign has spread even further through American intellectual and political culture with the aid of academic falsifiers and media pundits like Samantha Powers,

* who is the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government,
* who was the founding director of Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (1998-2002),
* who has been heavily involved in misinforming the public about Darfur (see http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/cchrp/research/audiovideo.php) and
* whose Pulitzer Prize winning book A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide panders ethnic Ashkenazi Americans by
conveniently ignoring both o the mass murders, ethnic cleansing and genocide architected or executed by Bolshevik Ashkenazim during the Russian Revolution and the first 25 years of the Soviet Union and also o the premeditated genocide of the Palestinian population that Zionist Ashkenazim plotted during the late 19th and first half of the twentieth century, that they began in 1947, and that they continue
to execute to this very day.

Just as a biological epidemic initially does its harm locally and then spreads rapidly over larger distances, the Darfur campaign has spread
like an influenza outbreak as Jewish bloggers and Jewish community activists spread the propaganda to the media, to academia, throughout the government, to the clergy, to business,[7] throughout society, and finally internationally.

At first, the Save Darfur movement only poisoned human rights discourse within the USA, then it began threatening Sudan with an armed invasion practically guaranteed to create a Sudanese disaster dwarfing that in Iraq, lately Darfur advocacy has complicated US relations with Arab as well as Muslim states, and now it is beginning
to interfere with US China politics as Darfur activists have begun to target the Chinese Olympics. Joint Committee on Public Service Hearing for Pending Legislation S1474

On March 29, 2007 the Joint Committee on Public Service heard testimony from approximately 300 politicians, students and activists at the Boston State House on S1474. Chairman Jay Kaufman opened the hearing by noting that he had never seen larger attendance at any similar event. For approximately three hours the Committee listened to almost uniformly pro-Divestment testimony.

Actress Mia Farrow, whose movie career has been almost entirely defined by her relationships with directors Otto Preminger, Andre
Previn and Woody Allen, has in some sense returned to her roots by taking part in this JCRC production, for Otto Preminger is famous
inter alia for the screen adaptation of Leon Uris' novel, Exodus, whose composition was for the most part financed by the Israeli government as propaganda. Since her career tanked after her divorce from Woody Allen, she has been working hard to establish her Jewish and pro-Israel credentials, and Hollywood sources have indicated that she will get some parts in upcoming pictures from Universal if her Darfur gig is successful enough.

Part of the video that Farrow showed at the hearing is hosted by Youtube at: http://tinyurl.com/2qu22e.

The gruesome images that Farrow showed in no way proved the veracity of her claims or the validity of selective divestment as a solution,
but this sort of mental assault made it hard for the audience to judge her claims or proposed solutions rationally.

The JCRC bussed high school students from Harwich to the hearing. Other speakers included members of the cast from the AASG's
anti-Muslim anti-Arab fake human rights events like Panther Alier of the Sudanese "Lost Boys" and Smith College English Professor Eric Reeves, who became an expert on the Sudan while working on the AASG and CSI's fraudulent 'slave-redemption" campaign.

Eric Cohen, who is a Neocon associate of William Kristol, also spoke.

Anthony Barsamian of the KNOW Genocide Coalition and the Armenian Assembly of America once again tagged along with the organized Jewish community. (See http://tinyurl.com/ysjo4x.)

Rabbi Or N. Rose (Hebrew College, Newton, Massachusetts) connected the sufferings of Darfurans to the sufferings of the Children of Israel in Egypt when he spoke.

The Committee only questioned two witnesses, who represented local investment funds and who had no problem with the Sudan Divestment
Legislation because they were going to sell stock short in order to profit from the decline in stock price instead of profiting from any increase in stock value that resulted from business that companies are doing in the Sudan.

The Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur provides transcripts of a lot of the pro-Sudan divestment testimony at http://savedarfurma.googlepages.com/statedivestment.

Only three witnesses opposed S1474.

PRIM executive director Michael Travaglini opposed S1474 because it would force pension managers to assess the risk of divestment before
investing in any controversial region.

David Rolde of the Green Rainbow Party attacked S1474 as a propaganda campaign to demonize Arabs and Muslims that is part of an imperialist
strategy to prepare Americans for war in the Sudan to benefit of US and Israeli interests.


Inventor-Entrepreneur Joachim Martillo[8] read an abridged version of a statement that deconstructed the interest of the organized Jewish community in Darfur and that opposed S1474 because it is harmful to Darfurans, based on falsehood and conceived in deceit.

Overall, the type of grass roots-like political activity in which the organized Jewish community engaged at the Public Service Committee hearing suggests that AIPAC and similar specifically Zionist political lobby organizations represent only part of the web of control that Jewish or Zionist groups can exert or attempt to exert over public discourse about the Middle East, about human rights, about Arabs and about Islam.

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