Peter Costello was Australia’s Treasurer from 1996 to 2007 (during the Howard Government). Since leaving Parliament in 2009, he has served as Chairman of the Independent Advisory Board to the World Bank in Washington, is a Director of the Nine Entertainment Corporation, Chairman of the Future Fund (with $100 billion), and has a column in The Age.
His article in yesterdays’s Age was entitled: “We have a duty to ask the tough questions on Islam and terrorism.”
Firstly, let me quote his article:
“The World Trade Centre 2001, the Bali bombings 2002, the Australian embassy in Jakarta 2004, Madrid railway station 2004, the London Underground 2005, the Taj Mahal Hotel Mumbai 2008, Charlie Hebdo, the Parramatta police station, the Bataclan Theatre in Paris — I could go on but you get the picture.
And the picture is not that all this is the work of Islamic State. Most of those jihadi attacks preceded IS. They were organised by different groups — al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, Lashkar-e-Taiba in India, Jemaah Islamiah in Indonesia — but they all had one thing in common.”
“All these attacks are coming from people who subscribe to one religion, which is not Catholic or Protestant or Jewish or Buddhist or Yazidi. Plainly it has something to do with Islam.”
Yes Peter – we do have a duty to ask the tough questions. So let’s begin asking them.
Did you know Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan was a CIA invention?
Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as a counselor to Lyndon B. Johnson from 1966–1968 and held the position of United States National Security Advisor to President Carter from 1977 to 1981, told us that the US (the CIA) created al-Qaeda as a geopolitical weapon. (Read here and here)
You mention 9/11, and your online article even has the iconic image of “United Airlines Flight 175” flying into the South Tower.
Next tough question: Who was really in control of flights – 11, 175, 77, 93? The evidence does not point to Arab (Islamic) pilots, and they cannot account for the collapse of Building 7.
Did you know that a third skyscraper – almost the height of the Rialto – just “came down” at 5.20 that afternoon?
The building was not hit by a plane, it had limited fires, but it just collapsed, partly in free fall – imitating a demolition event. This tough question is buried by the media, and the paper you write for does not have the guts to investigate the facts. If you look at the science, you can only conclude that 19 Arabs could not have pulled off 9/11. Just impossible.
Have you heard of Peter Power?
On the 7th of July, the day of the London bombings, a security-related company, Visor Consultants, had been commissioned to carry out an emergency drill for simultaneous bombings at 9 am – at Edgware, Aldgate and Piccadilly stations. These were the exact locations effected by the explosions. The head of Visor Consultants, Peter Power, disclosed this on radio and TV. (Listen to him here saying ““The Hairs On My Neck Are Standing Upright” because of this extraordinary coincidence.)
You see Peter (Costello), a false flag event often is planned alongside a drill. On 9/11 too, there were drills matching the real world. (Read here)
Have you heard Retired General Wesley Clark’s memo revelations (when he visited the Pentagon just after 9/11)? This once Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO (1997 to 2000) revealed in 2007 the ‘the plan’ to destroy 7 countries in 5 years. Yes — they planned the destruction of seven countries, “…starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.” (Listen here)
You and your Canberra comrades fell for the political LIE and joined the geopolitical plan to destroy Iraq (and eventually the birth of ISIS).
Your article is essentially about “Religions are not all the same,” and you reference Dr Mark Durie’s article in the The Australian that says in Islam “There are three choices: conversion, surrender, or the sword.”
“So what we need from the Islamic scholars is to tell us, and more importantly to tell would-be jihadis, why these difficult sections of the Koran and the Hadiths are not to be taken literally and not to be followed today.”
How dare you criticise Islamic scholars when you were part of the most terrible plot that destroyed an entire nation of approximately 30 million – leaving a million plus dead. We watched on the nightly news the appalling and unnecessary “war games” that we were all part of. You, John Howard and others should be answering the tough questions in a court over the war crimes that were committed in Iraq.
“After each atrocity, complacent political leaders trot out the same platitudes… ”
Politicians and the mainstream media do trot out the same platitudes – the same “Washington/Canberra/London” script. But you all fail to ask what is behind the (once) fraudulent war on terror.
Your article is obviously is inspired by the recent atrocities in Paris – by ISIS. So–
Next tough question: Who is behind ISIS?
Barrister James O’Neill has written about ISIS for Gumshoe. His excellent article – ISIS as the instrument of foreign policy.
Peter, it is the West that has systematically destroyed countries for geopolitical gain. Many of the Islamic Jihadists were just “guns for hire”. It is Neocon thinking (or those directing the Neocon thinking) that operates on the THREE CHOICES for control: conversion, surrender, or the sword (war).
In this article, on Wanttoknow (sourced here), “The Covert Origins of ISIS” is explained.
“The Libyan revolution… was portrayed as an extension of the Arab Spring, and NATO involvement was framed in humanitarian terms.
The fact that the CIA was actively working to help the Libyan rebels topple Gaddafi was no secret…” and
“After Gaddafi was overthrown, the Libyan armories were looted and massive quantities of weapons were sent by the Libyan rebels to Syria.”
“—the Free Syrian Army (FSA) is working with Al-Nusra, Al-Nusra is working with ISIS, and the U.S. has been sending money and weapons to the FSA (even though they’ve known since 2012 that most of these weapons were ending up in the hands of extremists).”
As U.S. Air Force General Tom McInerney said, “…we helped build ISIS.” (see video here)
Peter, you are not even close to asking the tough questions. You wallow in your politico-pension and corporate benefits, and now you write for the mainstream media that refuses to debate the tough questions. It is shameful.
There is so much to cover, but as you said “I could go on but you get the picture.” I too could go on. But you get the picture.