Thursday, February 5, 2009

Susan Lindauer -- Reporter Held Political Prisoner to Cover Up U.S. Genocide in Iraq

Susan Lindauer -- Reporter Held Political Prisoner
to Cover Up U.S. Genocide in Iraq

In March 2001 Susan Lindauer carried a message from the Iraqi government to her cousin, the White House Chief of Staff, requesting the return of weapons inspectors. This proved that Iraq had no WMD, so the U.S. government knew that then. But Bush and Cheney nevertheless attacked and invaded Iraq using WMD as a pretext, murdered as many as 500,000 people, and spread radioactive poison over the entire country, which will murder millions more. Now they are holding Lindauer in prison on false claims of insanity, and are about to commit and forcibly drug her, to prevent her from ever being able to tell her story.

Susan Lindauer was a U.S. Senate and House aide and a reporter for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. In the 1990s, a CIA agent, the ex-chief of station in Syria, told her that, contrary to what the U.S. government was insisting, Libya had nothing to do with the PanAm 103/Lockerbie bombing. It had been done by Syrians acting on behalf of some U.S. intelligence agents, who had been caught in criminal actions by an oversight team, and sought to kill that team as they were flying back to Washington to report. She communicated that information to various members of the U.S. intelligence community, and wrote some of it in a deposition for the trial of the Libyans who were being framed by the U.S.

More recently, Lindauer tried to save Iraqi and American lives by acting as a diplomatic back-channel between the Iraqi government, and the U.S government in the person of her cousin, White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card. Among other things, she conveyed the message in March 2001 that the Iraqi government was very eager to have weapons inspectors come back to their country in order to prove that they had no weapons of mass destruction. That letter is the first of the three shown below, scanned in from a photocopy.

That letter, along with Susan Lindauer's testimony, proves that Iraq had no WMD in March 2001 -- otherwise they would not have requested inspectors -- and that the U.S. government knew it.

But the Neocons wanted to attack Iraq anyhow, to make huge profits for the weapons manufacturers, to seize the oil resources, to get more military bases in the area, and to fulfill the wishes of their very close allies, the Israelis, who had been publicly urging an attack on Iraq.

So, even though it knew Iraq had no WMD, the U.S. government used WMD as a pretext for attacking and invading Iraq, murdering as many as 500,000 innocent people, and spreading depleted uranium dust all over the country, which will poison and kill millions more people in the future.

This is why the government is keeping Susan Lindauer in prison, and is now seeking to forcibly drug her into an incoherent and helpless state using psychiatric medications, despite the fact that her court-appointed psychiatrist found that she was completely sane and competent (see reports below).

If she is permitted to tell her story, the world will know for certain that the U.S. government murdered half a million people for no other reasons than greed and power.

The hearing to have Susan Lindauer committed and forcibly medicated is scheduled for May 4, but it might not be beyond the government to move it to an earlier date to prevent her from getting competent representation. She needs a good, courageous attorney who is willing to confront the U.S. government with the evidence presented here, showing that she is sane, was seeking to save lives, and has been imprisoned in an attempt to cover up genocidal mass murder.