Olmert Asks Cabinet for More Troops

[PREPARING FOR THE GROUND ASSAULT]

Olmert Asks Cabinet for More Troops

Tel Aviv – Israeli caretaker Prime Minister Ehud Olmert asked his cabinet late Tuesday to approve the call-up of an additional 2,500 reserve soldiers, Israeli media reported.

The cabinet, in its weekly session Sunday, had already approved the call up of some 6,700 reserve troops.

Olmert ordered the cabinet’s secretary to conduct a round of telephone calls to the

government’s 25 ministers to ask for a green light for the additional 2,500 troops.

The Israeli military has refused to comment on how many total troops have been mobilized.

IDF DECLARES WAR ON BLOGGERS (way too much truth on Internet)

IDF DECLARES WAR ON BLOGGERS

Israeli Military Declares Online Media ‘Another War Zone’

Journalists Kept Carefully Away From Gaza as Israel Tries to Restrict Coverage

Across the world, mainstream journalists are expressing increasing disquiet at the way the Israeli government is trying to manage international coverage of its war on the Gaza Strip. Journalists have been barred not just from the strip itself, but the government is now prohibiting journalists from going to parts of Israel near the Gaza Strip.

The Foreign Press Association is petitioning the Israeli Supreme Court to overturn the ban, which is limiting the ability of media outlets to cover the attacks, and forces them to rely on second and third hand reports from Israeli military and Hamas spokesmen regarding the situation on the ground.

As the media struggles to get up-to-date information, television news coverage is narrow, and often relies on interviews with Israeli

government officials explaining why the killings are righteous and legitimate expressions of democracy and freedom, more and more people are turning to online news sites (like Antiwar.com) for their war coverage.

The Israeli military has therefore announced that online media and the blogosphere are another warzone for the military to manage. To that end, the military is launching its own Youtube channel to bring the viewing public footage of “precision bombing operations” in the strip.

In ensuring that the only footage of their military operation is provided directly from them, the Israeli military is another step closer to completely managing public perception of the ongoing attacks. The military says the footage will allow the public to “know that people killed did not have peaceful intentions toward Israel,” which presumably means coverage of the killing of five children in their beds in a refugee camp last night, and the scores of other civilian deaths, will be carefully omitted from the official coverage.

IDF AIRS VIDEOS OF “TROPHY KILLS” IN Gaza

[FIRST THE ZIONISTS SHUT-DOWN REAL VIDEOS OF THEIR BARBARITY, THEN MOVE TO SUBSTITUTE THEIR “PATRIOTIC” SNUFF FILMS.  SEE: YOUTUBE PARTNERS WITH MOSSAD ADL]

Israeli Defense Force Gets YouTube Channel

Posted by Sinden Lee – Tuesday, December 30, 2008 10:05 AM

You have all heard about the air assault on Gaza going on right now in an effort to shut down Hamas by the Israeli air force.

So it’s no coincidence that the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) has launched its own YouTube channel to show footage of “precision bombing operations in the Gaza strip.”

IDF Foreign Press Branch head Major Avital Leibovich believes that “the blogosphere and new media are another war zone [and] we have to be relevant there.”

The IDF want to use outlets like YouTube to defend its military initiatives against media attacks and international criticism, as well as avert potential failure that can occur from such intense scrutiny.

With live IDF YouTube footage that some may consider too graphic and perhaps even distressing, is this just gratuitous violence being shown to the public in the name of news? Is it really necessary?

One footage allegedly show men — after loading rockets onto a truck — getting hit by an Israeli Air Force strike.

However, Maj. Leibovich is convinced that “the intelligent audience watching the footage will know that people killed did not have peaceful intentions toward Israel. I don’t believe they’ll be disturbed.”

Or will it incite more violence by the opposition who see footage such as this?

Hindu religious leader admits involvement in Malegaon blasts

Hindu religious leader admits involvement in Malegaon blasts

NEW DELHI: Dayanand Pandey a Hindu religious leader has admitted his involvement in the Malegaon blasts, officials said.

Media reports quoting Additional Commissioner of Police (Anti-Terrorism Squad) Parambir Singh in Mumbai on Tuesday said Pandey has confessed to his involvement in the Malegaon blasts.

All precautions have been taken to ensure that his confession is admissible in court, Singh said.

Pandey was arrested from Kanpur on November 12. He was charged with conspiring with prime accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and Colonel Prasad Purohit to conduct the blasts outside a mosque in Malegaon in which eight people were killed.

Pandey had attended several meetings with other accomplices for planning the blasts.

Purohit had helped Pandey in getting weapons and explosives for the blasts. The police said they had recovered a pen drive and laptop from Pandey that contained audio and video clippings which revealed his meetings with his accomplices. app

Blood for Balochistan

Blood for Balochistan

By Ghazanfar Hyderi* in Pakistan. Exclusive to Axis of Logic


Over the past few months, the whole world has been concentrating on issues and events that are occurring on the so-called Greater Middle Eastern region. The issues include the Lebanese political scene, the Iranian Nuclear matter, the war in Iraq, oil prices, Israeli aggression in occupied Palestinian territories and the list goes on and on.

But one area which is not being given the attention it deserves, both in the media and the global political arena, is Balochistan, the largest province (in terms of area) of the federation known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. It is a region rich with mineral resources, especially natural gas. It also has the strategic port of Gawadar; a port which could decide the fate of two world powers i.e. the United States vs. China.

The situation worsened after the killing of Pro-Federation Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti, by the Pakistani security forces, which led to the killing of Chinese Engineers in the port cities of Gawadar and Saindak. It has been claimed by the Pakistani intelligence community that the insurgency is receiving aid from India’s RAW (Research & Analysis Wing) and some have also gone as far as to implicate the CIA and the FSB.

There are four reasons for the United States interest in the Baloch scenario:

Balochistan’s natural resources which would benefit the world’s largest oil/gas guzzling economy.

Balochistan borders southern Afghanistan,where US and NATO are taking a pounding from the Taliban insurgency. Both would certainly appreciate having their own satellite state in the south to support their operations in Afghanistan and problems related to those operatoins. A case in point is the prison break incident in Kandahar on 14th of June, 2008 near Pakistan’s tribal belt and Eastern Iran.

The region of Balochistan can provide the U.S. with the strategic depth which it has always sought in the sub-continent in order to contain China and secure its near absolute hegemony over the Persian Gulf. (the United States has thus far secured the Pacific rim through Guam, Philippines and Okinawa).

Balochistan would provide a platform for the elimination of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal by the U.S.

The Balochs, after being betrayed time and again by the Federation of Pakistan, are one step away from OFFICIALLY initiating their movement for independence. The recent elections in Pakistan have resulted in a Provincial Assembly which, if it decides to declare independence, can do so by passing a resolution alone. Should this happen, the 1971 Bengal break-away scene would be repeated. The main tribes of Balochistan; the Bugti, the Mengal and the Marri tribes, have immense animosity against the Pakistani government which is why the nationalist insurgency is accelerating significantly. Despite President Zardari’s efforts (who himself is a Sindh-based Baloch), nothing has materialized in the path of peace, thus far.

Besides the Baloch nationalist insurgencies in Pakistan, there’s another player which is trying to do the same in Eastern Iran in order to form a greater Balochistan and it is known as Jundullah. The name might rhyme with Hezbollah but it’s anything but because it is a nationalist movement, supported by the CIA and former President Musharraf’s crony, Ghulam Haider Raisani, MPA of PML-Q. Raisani was awaiting extradition to Iran on charges of terrorist activities through Jundullah. It is ironic, that the Bush administration and Musharraf’s government were actually allowing Balochistan to be used as a platform against Iran as was claimed by Seymour Hersch in 2006.

With the release of Sardar Akhter Mengal (leader of Balochistan Nationalist Party-Mengal Group) by the PPP Government came more bad news for those who seek to continue with the Federation. Mengel is also voicing an Anti-Establishment and Pro-nationalist stance.

The stakes have never been higher and one can expect a lot of blood being spilled in the region, all in the name of U.S. Imperialism, the so-called War on terror and Baloch Nationalism.

India’s war-hysteria is at an all-time high while the Obama promises to increase US troops in Afghanistan and continuing “surgical” strikes in tribal areas of Pakistan have already begun. Meanwhile, these areas are being pressured by the Indians on their Eastern borders. Surely, this can be termed as the “Last Great Game” as its consequences will demolish the US Economy by taking it to new lows. This would also have a direct effect on the EU and would allow more than 60 insurgencies in India to aggressively challenge the Indian government on a higher scale.

I agree with Lt. Col. (Ret’d) Ralph Peters of the US Marines on one thing: borders will be re-drawn. But we disagree on the fact that this time around, neither the sub-continent nor the Greater Middle East’s borders will be re-drawn according to the desires of current imperialist powers (US, UK  & NATO). In my opinion, the cycle of hell about to be unleashed will be beyond anyone’s controll, especially if Israel keeps on wreaking havoc on Gazans and if, God forbid, another theater of war opens in the Levant. The effects would be felt as far as Iran and the entire region would be in turmoil for years to come.

©Copyright 2008 by AxisofLogic.com

LET THE WORLD RAIN SHOES ON ISRAEL–A MATTER OF DEFIANCE

LET THE WORLD RAIN SHOES ON ISRAEL–A

MATTER OF DEFIANCE

Hundreds of Palestinians are now throwing shoes at the all Jewish Israeli armed forces guarding the construction of Israel’s beloved ghetto wall. The Palestinians are imitating the courageous journalist that took off his shoe and threw it at George Bush in disgust at his answers to questions at a news conference
Gather up your dirty, stinking, smelly old shoes and sneakers and send them, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, to:
THE ISRAELI CONSUL GENERAL
800 2nd AVENUE
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10017
LET THE WORLD RAIN SHOES ON ISRAEL
A MATTER OF DEFIANCE
William C. Carlotti
VERMONT
December 26, 2008

Arab Connivance In The Gaza Massacre

Arab Connivance
In The Gaza Massacre

By Alberto Cruz

31 December, 2008
CEPRID

With the connivance, acquiescence and approval of the United Nations, Europe the United States and reactionary Arab governments, Israel is engaged in a campaign of extermination, a holocaust against the Palestinians. Israel has never wanted peace, only surrender. The Israeli vision of any peace process is based on a list of “no’s” : no to the right of return, no to a recognition of the historic and political rights of the Palestinians in Jerusalem, no to the dismantling of settlements, no to a sovereign Palestinian State.

With the final objective of dictating its own vision of peace, Israel is fully prepared to degrade the lives of Palestinians, limiting their freedom of movement by means of murders and arrests, blockades, destruction of homes, universities, mosques, hospitals and agricultural and fishery resources. The siege of Gaza is self-evident proof of the behaviour of 21st century nazis : the Zionists. The massacre of Gaza is self-evident proof of the new SS : Zionist soldiers. The alternatives to the Palestinians are clear : abandon Hamas or die, either by military means or by “civil” means like blockade and siege. A lesson in democracy in the purest form by the “Middle Eastern democracy” par excellence

For that purpose it can count on its best allies, who are not, despite appearances, the United States or the European Union, but the reactionary Arab regimes. Saudi Arabia and Egypt were informed in advance of the attack, as the daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported in its edition of Sunday December 28th. As proof that they could hardly care less: one hour before the attack started, Saudi communications media were already blaming Hamas for what happened while their London newspaper Al-Sharq Al-Awsat published an interview with Shimon Perez saying that Israel was not going to attack Gaza and that the Israelis were “ready for peace”. Obviously, an interview that has to be regarded as one of the Zionist decoy manoeuvres so as to allow the massacre to be as complete as possible, a measure clearly explained by the reporter for Ha’aretz, the Israeli daily, in its edition that Sunday.

For days, Israeli newspapers had been reporting the “green light” given by reactionary Arab regimes for the elimination of the main leaders of Hamas. Just as they did during the Lebanon war in the summer of 2006, the reactionary Arab regimes feel a cold chill along their spine when political -military movements like Hizbollah defeat the omnipotent Zionist army or when political military movements like Hamas win democratic elections and are able to resist a siege lasting over a year and a half. The reactionary Arab régimes can endure one defeat (which Hizbollah dealt them, since one should not forget that thanks to that defeat they dusted off the Peace Plan approved by the inoperative and inefficient Arab League in 2002) but not two. And Hamas is not Hizbollah. It is much weaker and that fact has permitted and encouraged this massacre. The most obvious case is Egypt, which reinforced the closure of the Rafah crossing just a week prior to the Zionist massacre.

Hizbollah’s Secretary General Hassan Nasrallá is right when he accuses these regimes of collaboration and of acting in this way so as to defeat “the least glimmer of resistance” to the neo-colonial project advanced by imperialism in the Middle East. He knows what he is talking about because it had already been done to them in 2006. And so that no one forgets that Israeli arrogance has no limits and that the UN lets the Zionist regime do what it likes, on Sunday December 28th, while the Gaza massacre was in progress, five Zionist war planes again violated Lebanese air space, flying over Nabatiye, Marjaoun, Jiam and Arqoub. What did the UNIFIL troops do? As usual : nothing. They are there to protect the Israelis, not the Lebanese.

The reactionary Arab regimes are there to protect themselves, not the Palestinians. Egypt and Saudi Arabia have managed to put back until December 31st the “urgent meeting” of the inoperative and inefficient Arab League. Just as they did in Lebanon, they prefer to make time for Israel to finish off or weaken Hamas. For them that political military organization is the problem, not the Zionist regime.

Egypt has never forgotten that Hamas refused to accept bringing forward elections as Egypt had suggested so as to reinforce Abbas. Nor was it pleased when Hamas withdrew from the “national dialogue” talks overseen by Cairo until the Mubarak regime opened the Rafah frontier crossing. Egypt could not accept that and it has been the reason for its approval of the massacre carried out by Israel.

But the most wretched of all the Arab leaders is Mahmoud Abbas, who styles himself, “President of the Palestinian Authority” at the same time as he accuses Hamas of responsibility for the massacre for refusing to give in, as he himself has done, to Zionist and Western designs. Taking advantage of the bloodletting, he has already said he will take over the administration of Gaza if Hamas is defeated. We are faced with a Vichy-style West Bank regime, with Abbas as its Pétain, serving the 21st Century nazis, Israel.

Dumping such individuals into history’s dustbin is a duty. Overthrowing the reactionary Arab regimes is a right. Solidarity with Arab people’s movements and especially with Egyptian trades unionists (1) ought to be a leading priority for the world anti-imperialist movement.

And the same could be said as regards the European and United States governments. The Greek flame, like the Olympic one, should not just be allowed to go out but rather spread in the cause of peace and social justice. Capitalism offers only one kind of peace, the truly democratic one of the cemetery.

Notas:

(1) Hossam El-Hamalawy: “La resistencia en Egipto” http://www.nodo50.org/ceprid/spip.php?article265

Centro de Estudios Políticos para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Desarrollo (www.nodo50.org/ceprid)

Alberto Cruz is a journalist, political analyst and writer, specializing in international relations – albercruz@eresmas.com

In the Ongoing “Dialogue of Rockets” Hamas Still Speaks 150 Times Each Day

Hamas Warns Settlers; Vows No Retreat No Surrender

Batoul Wehbe Readers Number : 288

31/12/2008 Gaza resistance fighters have been firing deeper into the occupied territories in recent days and a spokesman for the armed wing of Hamas vowed on Tuesday rockets would be fired even further if Israel doesn’t halt its savage attacks on the Palestinians in Gaza Strip.

On Wednesday, Hamas stepped up Grad-type rocket attacks on Beersheba. Two settlers were wounded when several Grad rockets were fired at Ashkelon. The rockets surprised Israeli President Shimon Peres while touring the settlement. Salah al-Din Brigades, the Popular Resistance Committee’s military wing claimed responsibility for the rockets that were fired at Ashkelon earlier.

Also, a rocket fired from northern Gaza landed in the Gedera area for the first time ever. Two Qassam rockets landed in Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council limits.  Two other Qassams landed in open area near Ofakim.

Earlier, Channel 2 reported that Grad-type rockets had struck Route 6 at an unspecified location.  The attacks resumed in the morning, when a volley of rockets struck Beersheba. Later, another rocket hit the center of the city, the largest in the South occupied territories.

Elsewhere, strikes were reported in the Sha’ar Hanegev region, the Eshkol region, the Yoav region, Sderot, Ofakim, and the area near Kiryat Gat and Kiryat Malachi, as well as in Ashkelon, Ashdod and Netivot.

At least 35 impact sites had been located by mid-morning. On Tuesday night, Hamas resistance targeted Beersheba for the first time – located some 40 kilometers from Gaza. This attack was the first time the city’s 200,000 settlers came under Hamas rocket fire.

Earlier on Tuesday, rockets struck Ashdod and Ashkelon, where two Israeli were killed in attacks on Monday. Grad-model Katyushas also hit fields near Kiryat Malachi.

“We tell the leaders of the enemy — if you continue with your assault, we will hit with our rockets further than the cities we have hit so far,” a spokesman for Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades said in televised comments after announcing that the Brigades was able to launch about 150 rockets on the occupied territories and settlements regardless of the continued Israeli air strikes on Gaza.

He also warned that Israelis living in settlements around the Gaza Strip should leave their homes or risk being hit by more fire from inside the besieged enclave.

“If you decide to enter the Gaza Strip, the land in Gaza will burn under your feet and it will explode under your soldiers and Gaza children will collect parts of your bodies and tanks from the streets,” he said. “Our message to the Zionist community is this — your own leaders are spilling your blood to win an election,” he said, referring to snap legislative polls called for February 10.

“If you think that Hamas and Al-Qassam will be crushed, we will rise up from the rubble,” he said.

Amid Israeli claims that it destroyed the infrastructure of the Palestinian resistance in Gaza, more than 150 rockets and mortar shells are being fired at occupied territories on daily basis so far killing three settlers and one occupation soldier and injuring two dozen Israelis more, some seriously, indicating that the resistance in Gaza has never lost momentum.

Hamas has also warned, for the first time since January 2005, it could launch martyrdom operations deep inside occupied territories in response to the bombardment.

Hamas spokesman, Fawzi Barhoum, rejected a truce with the Israeli occupation saying that the “Palestinian people who resisted and fought for many years won’t yield to the Zionist entities’ arrogance”. This entity “wants to suppress the people of Gaza and liquidate its resistance fighters”.

Barhoum said that talks to stop the fighting and to enter into a truce between Israel and the Hamas movement would be “a matter of bargaining between the victim and the executioner.” Barhoum called on Arab and Islamic countries “to unite and stop this aggression, lift the siege, open the crossings and rebuild Gaza.”

Israel and the U.S.: Partners in Permanent Aggression

gazaDead“Israel is taking measure of the incoming Obama administration’s sensibilities to the spilling of Palestinian blood in the besieged enclave of Gaza.”

Israel and the U.S.: Partners in

Permanent AggressiongazaDead

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

“There is only one other nation whose appetite for violence is comparable to the United States: Israel.”

Just before the U.S. elections, Senator Joe Biden shot off his mouth about the certainty that Barack Obama would be “tested” early in his presidency. “Watch,” said the blathering vice-presidential candidate. “We’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.” Biden didn’t predict where the test would come from.

Then, a week before Christmas, a senior Bush State Department official filled in the blanks. Obama’s “mettle” would be tested by the Russians, over U.S. anti-missile systems in Eastern Europe.

The truth is, nobody on the planet wants to “test” any American president. Everyone knows the Americans are crazy, always looking for a fight, the “greatest purveyors of violence in the world,” as Dr. Martin Luther King said back in 1967. There is only one other nation whose appetite for violence is comparable to the United States: Israel, America’s junior partner in aggression.

It is Israel that is testing the limits of world tolerance for its 60-year war against the Palestinian people. More specifically, Israel is taking measure of the incoming Obama administration’s sensibilities to the spilling of Palestinian blood in the besieged enclave of Gaza. Israel’s aerial blitzkrieg and long-standing blockade of 1.5 million people is a crime against humanity for which its sponsor and champion, the United States, is equally guilty. But the Israeli leadership understands that complicity in crime must be constantly renewed, so that each party is reminded that its hands are also soaked in blood. The Israeli atrocity against Gaza serves as a ritual renewal of its special relationship with yet another U.S. administration.

“Both countries are under the permanent control of their respective war parties.”

Not that Barack Obama’s loyalties to Israel have ever been suspect. As a candidate, Obama went further than any U.S. president in recognizing Israeli sovereignty over all of Jerusalem – a position that guarantees there can be no lasting piece in the region. Obama’s right-hand man, chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, is a born-and-bred Zionist who volunteered to work for the Israeli army during the 1991 Gulf War. And the Bush regime’s Defense Department, a bastion of Israeli Likud Party warmongers, is about to be transformed into the Obama Defense Department, with few changes in personnel, including the guy at the top, Secretary Robert Gates, who is being retained.

Israel and the United States have a wartime alliance that never quits, since both nations are constantly at war. Both countries are under the permanent control of their respective war parties – although Israel gets the better part of the deal, since her domestic war party has also infiltrated both U.S. political parties.

Despite the deep ties that bind American and Israeli war criminals, the junior partner, Israel, seems to constantly need reassurance that the senior gangster, Washington, is a willing accomplice in the next bloodbath. Thus, the timing of the massacre in Gaza, ensuring that Obama – by deferring to Bush – enters office with blood on the soles of his shoes. He has passed the Israeli test.

For Black Agenda Radio, I’m Glen Ford.

BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at
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Rain takes airstrikes off the menu; Israeli tanks, warships fire on Gaza from all sides

Rain takes airstrikes off the menu; Israeli tanks, warships


fire on Gaza from all sides

Ma’an news

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Cartoon by Joe DeVoir [Ma’anImages]

December 31, 2008

Gaza – Ma’an – While rain and overcast skies have halted Israeli airstrikes on Gaza for the time being, warships and artillery vehicles surrounding the Strip continue to launch volleys of shells at the homes of Palestinians in the north and central regions.

Israeli warships targeted the Gaza port for the second time at 7:00am Wednesday, bombarding the area with shells. The sea port, usually the hub of activity for the Mediterranean community, has been abandoned as Gazans remain indoors and away from border areas.

At the Strip’s eastern border with Israel tanks are lined up firing rounds on the residential areas of Tel Az-Za’atar east of Jabaliya. The bombardment killed a Palestinian doctor and injured several others from the medical crew who had rushed to rescue those injured in an earlier round of shelling in the Jabal Ar-Rayyes area.

Israeli shelling continued through the early hours of Wednesday morning. Israeli forces targeted 40 sites in Gaza including the interior ministry and the security buildings in Gaza City, Khan Younis and Jabaliya as well as the naval police headquarters on the coast near Khan Younis.

Tuesday overnight Israeli artillery targeted the headquarters of the de facto government’s General Secretariat of the Council for Ministers and the National Security buildings east of the Al-Bureij refugee camp in central the Gaza Strip. Fire also targeted residential areas where several homes of Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades’ leaders are located.

Since the Israeli attacks began 376 Gazans have been killed and over 1,900 injured. At least 42 of the dead are children and 215 of the injured are in critical condition.

The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

Jim Kirwan

‘We’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.’ – Rod Serling

Barack Obama is the first American ‘leader’ to begin his administration as a lame duck. During his two year long campaign the candidate with zero experience claimed to be ‘up to the job’ of leading this nation. Yesterday he proved his critics were right: He is not qualified to lead anything other than a press-conference.

An unforeseen global crisis has erupted in Gaza with the declaration of ‘All Out WAR’ on the Palestinian people; and Obama hid behind a date on the calendar when what he might have said could have altered this entire situation.

When he was asked about Gaza, Obama mumbled a feeble excuse that clearly reflected his lack of appreciation for the depth and seriousness of the actual crisis that is in its fourth day. He said: ‘If my daughters were living in a house that was being threatened by rocket attacks, I would do whatever it takes to end that situation.’ Spoken like a true child of no-experience.

If he thought of himself as a potential leader Barack would have said “If my daughters were living in a house that was being threatened by rocket attacks; Then I would look deeper into that situation and do whatever it took to remove the reason for those attacks-immediately.’ Somehow the dictator-elect missed the fact that people do not put themselves in harm’s way just to create diversions. Those rockets were fired in anger and frustration over the impossible living conditions in Gaza that have only gotten worse over the last fifty years.

Israel has been in-charge of everything that goes on inside Palestine since 1948. It is Israel that must answer for the hunger and the lack of medical care; the lack of water, of food, of power or jobs as well as sanitation; or indeed any and all the needs that any population needs to survive. There is no freedom from the terror of random murder, whether from a drone in the sky or a bunch of terrorist thugs, that call themselves settlers, or from regular Israeli troops that shoot school children for target practice. There is no protection from interrogations, rapes, assaults and intimidation anywhere at any time within Gaza. That is why the missiles continue to be fired into the Israel beyond the camps. If conditions on the ground in Gaza were to really change-then the missiles would stop. There can be no peace unless the rights of all those involved are respected.

If Israel were to live up to its duties under the Geneva conventions and the rules of war: then there would not be any need for those rocket attacks that have killed so few in the face of decades of tanks, and planes and ships and Israeli rockets and bombs as well as troops that are all poised to attack the unarmed civilian prison camp that still holds 1.5 million people as hostages to Israel’s criminally-liable administration, over the lives and deaths of everyone in that camp.

Supplying Gaza would not cost one-tenth of what this “all-out war” will cost the US taxpayers that are financing it. Obama might have quietly demanded that the Dignity be allowed to land in Gaza with relief supplies. Then perhaps the gates around Gaza could be opened instead of continuing this massive waste of lives and money that only replicates every single failure of the past. (1)

If Obama believed that he was selected to bring real change ­ then there was no better place to show the world that he was serious than in that war-torn battleground upon which so many other global leaders have all failed. Here is what he, and we, inherited from Cheney-Bush and from the twisted passions of the Barbaric State of Israel:

If anything at all is to ever be done to alter the global monetary meltdown, or to alter our subservience to the unfinished state of Israel: Then the relationship between US foreign policy and Israel must be totally changed. These things are all every bit as connected, as are the flames, the flag and the global economy, that was pictured in 2003, but which has only deteriorated further since this Bush-War-upon-the-World began.

Obama, when he was asked about Change said: “I am the Change!” If that were true then the world should begin to see departures from the primitive and childish political-past that has failed in every possible way over the last five decades. Instead what we have in Barrack Obama is just another hopelessly shallow imposter pretending to be what he is completely unqualified to be; someone that could actually lead anyone anywhere!

Either the global community begins to come together to alter this continuing series of war-crimes against the people of Palestine or we shall all be reduced to living in this Twilight Zone that consists of political and military and financial fantasies, that those who must pay for it all, had no part in creating; regardless of which ‘nation-state’ they might be living in.

Obama is not only a Fraud he’s a coward as well; but it’s clear that he and the criminal-state of Israel, as it continues to threaten the world of today, were made for each other.

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1) McKinney Relief Boat Hit by Israeli Ship

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/12/29/ cynthia_mckinney_gaza.html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_newstab&imw=Y

7,000 students register in Iran’s Isfahan to fight Israel

7,000 students register in Iran’s Isfahan to fight Israel

Iranians hold an anti-Israel demonstration to show support for the Palestinian people in Tehran on Dec. 29, 2008. (Xinhua/Liang Youchang)

Iranians hold an anti-Israel demonstration to show support for the Palestinian people in Tehran on Dec. 29, 2008. (Xinhua/Liang Youchang)
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TEHRAN, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) — Seven thousand university students from Iran’s central city of Isfahan registered on Monday to fight Israel, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

“On the first day of registration to fight Zionist regime and to help Palestinians, 7,000 students from the universities of Isfahan have claimed readiness,” Mohammad Zarifi, member of Iran’s Students Islamic Association, was quoted as saying by Fars.

Iranians hold an anti-Israel demonstration to show support for the Palestinian people in Tehran on Dec. 29, 2008. (Xinhua/Liang Youchang)

Iranians hold an anti-Israel demonstration to show support for the Palestinian people in Tehran on Dec. 29, 2008. (Xinhua/Liang Youchang)
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Also in the day, another Iranian students group, Basij Students(Volunteers) of Tehran Universities, announced it is registering volunteers to fight Israel.

The registration came a day after Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a religious decree saying whoever dies in fight with Israel and in defense of Gaza would be a martyr.

“In response to the supreme leader’s decree of Jihad (holy war),Basij students from all the universities of Iran have registered and the registration will be kept tomorrow,” said Alireza Zahedi, a member of Basij Students of Tehran Universities, without disclosing how many students have already registered.

“In the near future, the registered students will hold a meeting to claim their readiness to the supreme leader to go to fight in the occupied (Palestinian) territories,” he added.

Thousands of Iranians, including university students, staged a rally in Tehran on Monday morning to condemn the Israeli raids in the Gaza Strip, carrying banners on which anti-U.S. and anti-Israel slogans were written.

Israel on Saturday morning launched massive air raids which it said were targeted at Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, killing more than 300 and wounding over 900 people.

Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, is strongly backed by Iran, which does not recognize Israel as a state of the international community.

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ISRAELI EMBASSIES WORLDWIDE + Israeli Company List for Boycott

ISRAELI EMBASSIES WORLDWIDE

Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Embassy of Israel in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Embassy Av.
De Mayo 701
Piso 10 Buenos Aires
Phone: 54-11-43382500
Fax: 54-11-43382555
Email: buenosaires@israel.org

Israeli Embassy in Mendoza, Argentina
Honorary Consulate of Israel in Mendoza, Argentina
Olascoaga 838 -(5500)
Mendoza – Argentina
Phone: +54 – 61 – 380642
Fax: +54 – 61 – 235940
Email: cisramdz@satlink.com

Israeli Embassy in Ottawa, Canada
Embassy of Israel in Ottawa, Canada
1005-50 O’Connor
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6L2
Canada
Consular Reception Hours:
10:00 – 13:00
Phone: (613) 567-6450
Fax: (613) 237-8865
Email: info@ottawa.mfa.gov.il , ottawa@israel.org
Web: http://www.embassyofisrael.ca

Israeli Embassy in Shanghai, China
Consulate General of Israel in Shanghai
7th Floor, New Town Mansion
55 Loushanguan Road
Shanghai 200336
Phone: 86-21-62098008

Israeli Embassy in Taipei, China
Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei, China (Republic)
Bet Agron,
Hillel Street 37,
Jerusaelm
Phone: (02) 2757-9692
Fax: (02) 2757-7247

Israeli Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark
Embassy of Israel in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lundevangsvej 4
2900 Hellerup
Phone: 45 -88185500

Israeli Embassy in Paris, France (Paris)
Embassy of Israel in Paris, France
3, rue Rabelais
75008 Paris – France
Phone: 01 40 76 55 00

Israeli Embassy in Berlin, Germany
Embassy of Israel in Berlin, Germany
Auguste-Victoria-Str. 74
14193 Berlin
Germany
Phone: 030/8904 5531

Israeli Embassy in Rome, Italy
Embassy of Israel in Rome, Italy
Phone: 06 36198500
Fax: 06 36198555
Email: info-coor@roma.mfa.gov.il

Israeli Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands
Embassy of Israel in The Hague, Netherlands
Ambassade van Israel
Buitenhof 47
2513 AH Den Haag
Phone: 070-3760500

Israeli Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand
Embassy of Israel in Wellington, New Zealand
111 The Terrace,
PO Box 2171,
Wellington
Phone: 04 472 2368
Fax: 04 499 0632
Email: israel@central.co.nz

Israeli Embassy in, Poland
Embassy of Israel in Poland
ul. Krzywickiego 24
02 078 Warszawa
Phone: (48 22 ) 825 09 23 or ( 48 22 ) 825 00 28
Fax: ( 48 22 ) 825 16 07

Israeli Embassy in Singapore, Singapore
Embassy of Israel in Singapore
24 Stevens Close
257964
Singapore
Phone: 65-2350966

Israeli Embassy in Miami, United States
Consulate General of Israel in Miami, United States of America
100 North Biscayne (Yitzhak Rabin) Boulevard
Suite 1800
Miami, Florida 33132
Phone: 305-925-9400
Fax: 305-925-9455
Email: info@miami.mfa.gov.il

Israeli Embassy in San Francisco, United States
Consulate General of Israel in San Francisco, United States of America
456 montgomery street,
suite 2100,
San Francisco, 94104
Phone: 415 – 844-7500
Fax: 415-844-7555
Email: sf@israeliconsulate.org

Israeli Embassy in Chicago, United States
Consulate General of Israel in Chicago, United States of America
111 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 1308
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-297-4800
Fax: 312-297-4855
Email: contactus@chicago.mfa.gov.il

Israeli Embassy in Houston, United States
Consulate General of Israel in Houston, United States of America
24 Greenway Plaza,
Suite 1500 Houston,
Texas 77046
Phone: (713) 627-3780
Fax: (713) 627-0149

Israeli Embassy in Los Angeles, United States
Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles, United States of America
6380 Wilshire blvd.
Los Angeles CA, 90048
Phone: (323)852-5500
Fax: (323)852-5555
Email: info@losangeles.mfa.gov.il

Israeli Embassy in Washington DC, United States
Embassy of Israel
3514 International Drive, NW,
Washington DC 20008
Phone: (202) 364-5500
Tel: (Visas and customs) (202) 364-5527 E-Mail: ask@israelemb.org

Israeli Embassy in Atlanta, United States
Consulate General of Israel in Atlanta, United States of America
1100 Spring St., N.W. Suite 440
Atlanta, GA 30309-2823
Phone: (404) 487-6500
Fax: (404) 487-6555

Israeli Embassy in Boston, United States
Consulate General of Israel in Boston, United States of America
20 Park Plaza, Suite 1020
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 535-0200
Fax: (617) 535-0255

Israeli Embassy in Madrid, Spain (Madrid)
Embassy of Israel in Madrid, Spain
Velázquez 150, 7º
28002 Madrid
Spain
Phone: (91) 411 13 57

Israeli Embassy in London, United Kingdom
Embassy of Israel in London, Great Britain
2 Palace Green
London
W8 4QB
Phone: 020 – 7957 9500

ALSO, SEE “BOYCOTT ISRAEL” http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/cgi-bin/blogs/voices.php/2008/01/01/p22242#more22242

Calling for Jihad,Thousands of Yemenis in governorates condemn Zionist massacres in Gaza Strip

Calling for Jihad,Thousands of Yemenis in governorates condemn Zionist massacres in Gaza Strip

Posted in: Front Page
Written By: Abdulaziz Oudhah

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Yemeni Demonstrators called the Arab regimes, including Yemen, to allow the youth to go to Palestine for Jihad against the Israelis, who are occupying the holly Arabic and Islamic lands.

Hundreds of Yemenis took to the streets Sunday, in angry rallies, denouncing the Israeli aggression against Gaza strip which left more than 271 dead and more than 700 injured.

Tens of thousands of people gathered at the Sana’a Sport City Stadium in a public rally to condemn Israeli aggression against Gaza.

The rally which was attended by many top officials and political figures persons, called for an immediate efficient Arab summit to stop the Israeli assault against the Gaza people and to lift the blockade in order to provide the Gaza people with rapid medical and food supplies.

The angry demonstrators expressed their rage over the criminal Israeli raids which they described as the most disgusting barbarian attack in modern history, describing the Israeli regime as the last remaining apartheid regime in today’s world.

The speeches given at the rally expressed anger and grieve over the Gaza situation, holding the Arab regimes accountable for what is happening there. They called the regimes to allow their people to join the Gaza resistance, after their official failure to support the resistance militarily and the preservation of their military forces for their people repression.

Some demonstrators called the Arab governments to let the Arab youth to go to Palestine in order to fight against the Zionists, because violence is the only language that the Zionists understand.

Journalist of newsyemen reported from Hodeidah saying  that thousands of people and students held rallies in the university campus, denouncing the Israeli atrocities.

On the other hand diplomatic Arab sources participating in the permanent delegation meetings said that an Arab summit is scheduled to be held next Friday in Doha to discuss the Israeli attacks against Gaza, however they said that Egypt expressed reservations.

According to media sources, the Egyptian  foreign Ministry spokesman Husam Zaki said that the foreign Minister Ahmed Abo Al-Ghait made contacts with the Arab counter parts regarding  an Arab League extraordinary ministerial meeting, which will consider the need for an extraordinary Arab summit.
Diplomatic sources said that an extraordinary Arab Foreign Ministers’ meeting will be held next Wednesday to discuss the Israeli attack against Gaza.

Yesterday, people and government of Yemen have condemned and denounced today’s Israeli attacks against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, which have resulted in 155 dead, and more than two hundred wounded. Yemen has called on the UN Security Council to intervene in order to prevent similar attacks in the future.

The President of the Republic of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh has called for an urgent Arab Summit to discuss the situation facing the Palestinians as a result of what he has described as brutal attacks by the Israelis against Palestinian citizens in the Gaza Strip, reported Saba news agency. The goal of this summit will be to develop a unified stance against the siege of Gaza, where Palestinians are deprived of their basic rights.

Official sources have said that the government is closely following developments following the Israeli attacks, which it considers cruel, while at the same time denouncing the shameful Arab and international silence regarding the situation in Gaza.

Yemen has called on the international community to play its role in stopping these atrocities, to help the Palestinians live with their basic rights, and establish an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr.Abu Bakr al-Qirbi told al-Jazeera that the international community habitually interferes when matters at hand are in their interest, yet the international community represented by the USA, EU and the UN remain silent following this massacre.

Hamas, Jihad Leaders in Syria Fear Assassination

Hamas, Jihad Leaders in Syria Fear Assassination
Written by The Media Line Staff
Published Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Rama’dan ‘Abdallah Shalah (l) and Khalid Mash’al. (Dudi Saad/TML Photos)
Exiled leaders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad residing in Damascus have beefed up security around them since Saturday, fearing that Israel will try to assassinate them, “reliable Palestinians sources” told the London-based Al-Quds Al-‘Arabi.
Hamas and Islamic Jihad both have influential leaders living in exile in Damascus, where they have set up headquarters and enjoy the protection of the Syrian regime.
Israel designates Hamas and Islamic Jihad as terror organizations.
Sources told the paper that the new security measures were taken in light of recent threats made by Israel to target Hamas leaders, whether inside the Palestinians territories or elsewhere.
Israel is especially eyeing Khalid Mash’al, known as the head of Hamas’ politburo, and secretary general of Islamic Jihad, Rama’dan ‘Abdallah Shalah.
Both are taking extra security precautions, especially when moving from one place to the other, the sources said.
Mash’al’s and Shalah’s fears of assassination would not be unfounded.
‘Imad Mughniyah, Hizbullah’s head of operations was assassinated in February 2008 in Damascus.
Israel’s overseas intelligence agency, the Mossad, has been named as a possible orchestrator of this attack.
Israel never confirmed its role in the killing and as a rule Jerusalem does not comment on its security operations overseas.
The Palestinian guards tasked with protecting the leaders are on high alert, but the sources denied the leaders were going underground to secret hiding places.
The news comes as Israel enters its fifth day of Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, which aims to stop the firing of rockets onto Israeli homes and to topple the Hamas leadership in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas took over the Gaza Strip in a violent coup in June 2007 and has since been governing the strip with a deposed government, which is shunned by the West.

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YEMEN–Trial of spies for Israel’s Mossad to start next week

THE DOMINOES IN THE SPY AGENCY WARS (HEAREAFTER REFERRED TO AS “SPYWARS”) EXPOSE THE NETWORKS AS THEY FALL.  THE WORLD HAS TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE WAR ON TERROR IS A SPYWAR, MEANING THAT THE SPY AGENCIES SECRETLY STARTED IT LONG AGO, CONTROL ITS DIRECTION NOW, AND GUIDE IT TO THE BLOODY CATACLYSMIC CONCLUSION.  CIA AND COMPANY ARE AT WAR WITH THE HUMAN RACE, ON ORDERS FROM THEIR INHUMAN CORPORATE CONTROLLERS.

Trial of spies for Israel’s Mossad to start next week

[31 December 2008]

SANA’A, Dec. 31 (Saba) – A judicial source has expected three nationals accused of spying for the Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency will go on trial next week.

The state-run 26sep.net quoted the source as saying the prosecution will hand over the case file within the next two days to the Penal Court after investigations with the accused completed.

Basam al-Haidari, Emad al-Raimi and Ali Mahfal will be tried after enough evidence against them was shown.

Three of the six-member network, arrested in October will, however, temporarily be set free for lack of evidence.

Informed sources last week noted three of the network confessed during investigations to working for Israel through communication with the office of Israeli PM Ehud Olmert and the Mossad.

They said the contact took place via an unreal company FFRN.

They said they told Israelis to transfer information about Yemen, an offer which was welcomed by the Israeli side.

Israelis  then  told them they wanted them to conduct spy operations at the regional level.

A security source said the six-member ring was a jihadist network and had threatened to attack foreign and Arab missions in the country including the embassies of Saudi Arabia, Britain and the United Arab Emirates.

During the raid on the network’s hideout, security forces found items including a computer set, which revealed there was contact between the network and an Israeli intelligence service.

During the correspondence, the network asked for help to carry out terrorist activities inside Yemen, the security source said.

How Hypocrisy on ‘Terrorism’ Kills

How Hypocrisy on ‘Terrorism’ Kills

By Robert Parry
December 30, 2008

Israel, a nation that was born out of Zionist terrorism, has launched massive airstrikes against targets in Gaza using high-tech weapons produced by the United States, a country that often has aided and abetted terrorism by its client military forces, such as Chile’s Operation Condor and the Nicaraguan contras, and even today harbors right-wing Cuban terrorists implicated in blowing up a civilian airliner.

Yet, with that moral ambiguity excluded from the debate, the justification for the Israeli attacks, which have killed at least 364 people, is the righteous fight against “terrorism,” since Gaza is ruled by the militant Palestinian group, Hamas.

Hamas rose to power in January 2006 through Palestinian elections, which ironically the Bush administration had demanded. However, after Hamas won a parliamentary majority, Israel and the United States denounced the outcome because they deem Hamas a “terrorist organization.”

Hamas then wrested control of Gaza from Fatah, a rival group that once was considered “terrorist” but is now viewed as a U.S.-Israeli partner, so it has been cleansed of the “terrorist” label.

Unwilling to negotiate seriously with Hamas because of its acts of terrorism – which have included firing indiscriminate short-range missiles into southern Israel – the United States and Israel sat back as the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza worsened, with 1.5 million impoverished Palestinians packed into what amounts to a giant open-air prison.

When Hamas ended a temporary cease-fire on Dec. 19 because of a lack of progress in those negotiations and began lobbing its little missiles into Israel once more, the Israeli government reacted on Saturday with its lethal “shock and awe” firepower – even though no Israelis had been killed by the post-cease-fire missiles launched from Gaza. [Since Saturday, four Israelis have died in more intensive Hamas missile attacks.]

Israel claimed that its smart bombs targeted sites related to the Hamas security forces, including a school for police cadets and even regular policemen walking down the street. But it soon became clear that Israel was taking an expansive view of what was part of the Hamas military infrastructure, with Israeli bombs taking out a television station and a university building as well as killing a significant number of civilians.

As the slaughter continued on Monday, Israeli officials confided to Western journalists that the war plan was to destroy the vast support network of social and other programs that undergird Hamas’s political clout.

“There are many aspects of Hamas, and we are trying to hit the whole spectrum, because everything is connected and everything supports terrorism against Israel,” a senior Israeli military official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the Washington Post.

“Hamas’s civilian infrastructure is a very, very sensitive target,” added Matti Steinberg, a former top adviser to Israel’s domestic security service. “If you want to put pressure on them, this is how.” [Washington Post, Dec. 30, 2008]

Since the classic definition of “terrorism” is the use of violence against civilians to achieve a political goal, Israel would seem to be inviting an objective analysis that it has chosen its own terrorist path. But it is clearly counting on the U.S. news media to continue wearing the blinders that effectively limit condemnations about terrorism to people and groups that are regarded as Washington’s enemies.

Whose Terrorism?

As a Washington-based reporter for the Associated Press in the 1980s, I once questioned the seeming bias that the U.S.-based wire service applied to its use of the word “terrorist” when covering Middle East issues. A senior AP executive responded to my concerns with a quip. “Terrorist is the word that follows Arab,” he said.

Though meant as a lighthearted riposte, the comment clearly had a great deal of truth to it. It was easy to attach “terrorist” to any Arab attack – even against a military target such as the bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Lebanon in 1983 after the Reagan administration had joined hostilities against Muslim forces by having U.S. warships lob shells into Lebanese villages.

But it was understood that different rules on the use of the word “terrorism” applied when the terrorism was coming from “our side.” Then, no American reporter with any sense of career survival would think of injecting the word “terrorist” whatever the justification.

Even historical references to acts of terrorism – such as the brutal practice by American revolutionaries in the 1770s of “tar and feathering” civilians considered sympathetic to the British Crown or the extermination of American Indian tribes – were seen as somehow diluting the moral righteousness against today’s Islamic terrorists and in favor of George W. Bush’s “war on terror.”

Gone, too, from the historical narrative was the fact that militant Zionists employed terrorism as part of their campaign to establish Israel as a Jewish state. The terrorism included killings of British officials who were administering Palestine under an international mandate as well as Palestinians who were driven violently from their land so it could be claimed by Jewish settlers.

One of the most famous of those terrorist attacks was the 1946 bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem where British officials were staying. The attack, which killed 91 people including local residents, was carried out by the Irgun, a terrorist group run by Menachem Begin who later founded the Likud Party and rose to be Israel’s prime minister.

Another veteran of the campaign of Zionist terrorism was Yitzhak Shamir, who also became a Likud leader and eventually prime minister.

In the early 1990s, as I was waiting to interview Shamir at his Tel Aviv office, I was approached by one of his young female assistants who was dressed in a gray and blue smock with a head covering in the traditional Hebrew style.

As we were chatting, she smiled and said in a lilting voice, “Prime Minister Shamir, he was a terrorist, you know.” I responded with a chuckle, “yes, I’m aware of the prime minister’s biography.”

Blind Spot

To maintain one’s moral purity in denouncing acts of terror by U.S. enemies, one also needs a large blind spot for recent U.S. history, which implicates U.S. leaders repeatedly in tolerance or acts of terrorism.

For instance, in 1973, after a bloody U.S.-backed coup overthrew the leftist Chilean government, the new regime of Gen. Augusto Pinochet joined with other South American dictatorships to sponsor an international terrorist organization called Operation Condor which assassinated political dissidents around the world.

Operation Condor mounted one of its most audacious actions on the streets of Washington in 1976, when Pinochet’s regime recruited Cuban-American terrorists to detonate a car bomb that killed Chile’s former foreign minister Orlando Letelier and an American co-worker, Ronni Moffitt. The Chilean government’s role immediately was covered up by the CIA, then headed by George H.W. Bush. [For details, see Robert Parry’s Secrecy & Privilege.]

Only weeks later, a Venezuela-based team of right-wing Cubans – under the direction of Orlando Bosch and Luis Posada Carriles – blew a Cubana Airliner out of the sky, killing 73 people. Bosch and Posada, a former CIA operative, were co-founders of CORU, which was described by the FBI as “an anti-Castro terrorist umbrella organization.”

Though the U.S. government soon learned of the role of Bosch and Posada in the Cubana airline attack – and the two men spent some time in a Venezuelan jail – both Bosch and Posada since have enjoyed the protection of the U.S. government and particularly the Bush Family.

Rebuffing international demands that Bosch and Posada be held accountable for their crimes, the Bushes – George H.W., George W. and Jeb – have all had a hand in making sure these unrepentant terrorists get to live out their golden years in the safety and comfort of the United States.

In the 1980s, Posada even crossed over into another U.S.-backed terrorist organization, the Nicaraguan contras. After escaping from Venezuela, he was put to work in 1985 by Oliver North’s contra-support operation run out of Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council.

The Nicaraguan contras were, in effect, a narco-terrorist organization that partially funded its operations with proceeds from cocaine trafficking, a secret that the Reagan administration worked hard to conceal along with the contras’ record of murder, torture, rape and other crimes in Nicaragua. [See Parry’s Lost History.]

President Reagan joined, too, in fierce PR campaigns to discredit human rights investigators who documented massive atrocities by U.S. allies in Central America in the 1980s – not only the contras, but also the state terrorism of the Salvadoran and Guatemalan security forces, which engaged in wholesale slaughters in villages considered sympathetic to leftist insurgents.

Generally, the major U.S. news outlets treaded very carefully when allegations arose about terrorism by “our side.”

When some brave journalists, like New York Times correspondent Raymond Bonner, wrote about politically motivated killings of civilians in Central America, they faced organized retaliation by right-wing advocacy groups which often succeeded in damaging or destroying the reporters’ careers.

Double Standards

Eventually, the American press corps developed an engrained sense of the double standards. Moral outrage could be expressed when acts of terrorism were committed by U.S. enemies, while studied silence – or nuanced concern – would be in order when the crimes were by U.S. allies.

So, while the U.S. news media had no doubt that the 9/11 terrorist attacks justified invading Afghanistan, there was very little U.S. media criticism when President Bush inflicted his “shock and awe” assault on Iraq, a war that has resulted in hundreds of thousands of Iraqi deaths.

Though many Muslims and others around the world have denounced Bush’s Iraq invasion as “state terrorism,” such a charge would be considered far outside the mainstream in the United States. Instead, Iraqi insurgents are often labeled “terrorists” when they attack U.S. troops inside Iraq. The word “terrorist” has become, in effect, a geopolitical curse word.

Despite the long and bloody history of U.S.-Israeli participation in terrorism, the U.S. news media continues its paradigm of pitting the U.S.-Israeli “good guys” against the Islamic “bad guys.” One side has the moral high ground and the other is in the moral gutter. [For more on the U.S. media’s one-sided approach, see the analysis by Greg Mitchell of Editor & Publisher.]

Any attempt to cite the larger, more ambiguous and more troubling picture draws accusations from defenders of U.S.-Israeli actions, especially the neoconservatives, of what they call “moral equivalence” or “anti-Semitism.”

Yet it is now clear that acquiescence to a double standard on terrorism is not just a violation of journalistic ethics or an act of political cowardice; it is complicity in mass murder. Without the double standard, it is hard to envision how the bloodbaths – in Iraq (since 2003), in Lebanon (in 2006) and in Gaza (today) – would be possible.

Hypocrisy over the word “terrorism” is not an innocent dispute over semantics; it kills.

Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. His latest book, Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush, was written with two of his sons, Sam and Nat, and can be ordered at neckdeepbook.com. His two previous books, Secrecy & Privilege: The Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq and Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & ‘Project Truth’ are also available there. Or go to Amazon.com.

HTI Calls On Muslim Countries To Send Troops To Palestine

HTI Calls On Muslim Countries To Send Troops To Palestine

By: Ramjit

JAKARTA, Dec 30 (Bernama) — The Indonesian Muslim organization Hizbut Tahrir (HTI) has called on Muslim countries here on Tuesday to send troops to Palestine and fight against Israeli forces which had killed hundreds of innocent civilian Palestinians, ANTARA news agency reported.

“We urge all Muslim countries not to only send medicines but also troops,” HTI Spokesman Farid Wajri told reporters when HTI supporters staged a rally outside the United States Embassy.

He said that the forces that were to be sent should not be those for peacekeeping only but also for waging wars against Israel.

Farid Wajri said retaliation needed to be taken as what Israeli had done was a form of despicable acts that violated human values and could not be tolerated by anyone.

“The Israeli brutal attacks on Gaza Strip have killed more than 300 people,” he said.

After conducting orations outside the US embassy, the HTI supporters also went to the embassies of a number of Middle East countries such as Egypt and Lebanon to convey their aspirations.

Wajri said that specifically for Egypt, the HTI demonstrators urged Cairo to actively help Palestinians with foods and medicines because Egypt directly shared border with Gaza now under attacks by Israel.

Tehran Ready To Settle India-Pakistan Issues

Tehran Ready To Settle India-Pakistan Issues

By: Ramjit

TEHRAN, Dec 31 (Bernama)– Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Tuesday evening voiced Tehran’s readiness to help settle the existing issues between India and Pakistan, Iranian news agency, Irna, reported.

In a meeting with Advisor to Pakistan’s Ministry for Petroleum and Natural Resources Asim Hussain, he added that creation of new tension in the region is not good to resolve the problems of South Asia.

Mottaki regretted that a number of foreign countries are trying to make the region insecure, adding that they are also trying to escalate extremism in the region.

He then referred to holding the two countries Joint Economic Commission session as preparatory to promote all-out ties between the two neighbouring states.

Underlining the need for expansion of economic cooperation, Mottaki called for implementing the agreements already signed by the two sides.

Referring to Iran-Pakistan economic relations as growing, Hussain called for further boost in bilateral energy cooperation.

A Pakistani six-member delegation, headed by Hussain, arrived in Tehran Tuesday to hold talks on the multi-billion dollars Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline project.

The IPI project is a 2,775 km pipeline to carry Iran’s natural gas to Pakistan and India. The project, estimated to be completed in three to five years time, is expected to benefit energy-starved India and Pakistan.

Pakistan will import 2.2 billion cubic feet gas per day from Iran that will be shared by India.

The pipeline will be supplied from South Pars field. The initial capacity of the pipeline will be 22 bcm of natural gas per annum, and this is expected to be raised later to 55 bcm.

The construction is to start in 2009 and the pipeline is expected to be completed in September 2012.

‘Arabs conspiring against Palestinians’

‘Arabs conspiring against Palestinians’

Press TV

Libya slams Arab leaders for their spineless response to airstrikes on Gaza, describing a peace initiative with Israel as a ‘conspiracy’.

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on Sunday accused the heads of Arab states of falling short to support the blockaded Palestinians, Reuters reported. “These characters should be ashamed of themselves. They are trading on the name of the Palestinian cause with their cowardly, weak and defeatist stands,” Gaddafi said in an apparent reference to Arab leaders and their attempts to find a common stance on the Israeli raids. “One proposes a (peace) initiative. Another offers empty humanitarian relief. The next one makes speech and the other takes an initiative to call for an emergency Arab summit,” he added.

Gaddafi urged Arab leaders to withdraw a Saudi-sponsored Arab initiative which aims to put an end to the Arab-Israeli conflict. “You should withdraw your initiative, which you have called an Arab initiative. It is an Arab conspiracy,” he said.

The Libyan leader noted that Arabs are the ones who need peace, not the Israelis who live in peace. “Who are dying in their dozens and hundreds? They are Arabs,” he stated.

Gaddafi meanwhile scoffed at proposals made by Arab leaders which call for emergency summits to be held. “How many times have you held emergency summits? Is this the first time you are proposing an emergency summit? How many summits have you held on the Palestinian issue? What have you achieved?” he inquired…….”

Israel/Hamas: Civilians Must Not Be Targets

Disregard for Civilians Underlies Current Escalation
December 30, 2008

Firing rockets into civilian areas with the intent to harm and terrorize Israelis has no justification whatsoever, regardless of Israel’s actions in Gaza…At the same time, Israel should not target individuals and institutions in Gaza solely because they are part of the Hamas-run political authority, including ordinary police. Only attacks on military targets are permissible, and only in a manner that minimizes civilian casualties.

Joe Stork, deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa division

Israel and Hamas both must respect the prohibition under the laws of war against deliberate and indiscriminate attacks on civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch expressed grave concern about Israeli bombings in Gaza that caused civilian deaths and Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli civilian areas in violation of international law.

Rocket attacks on Israeli towns by Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups that do not discriminate between civilians and military targets violate the laws of war, while a rising number of the hundreds of Israeli bombings in Gaza since December 27, 2008, appear to be unlawful attacks causing civilian casualties. Additionally, Israel’s severe limitations on the movement of non-military goods and people into and out of Gaza, including fuel and medical supplies, constitutes collective punishment, also in violation of the laws of war.

“Firing rockets into civilian areas with the intent to harm and terrorize Israelis has no justification whatsoever, regardless of Israel’s actions in Gaza,” said Joe Stork, deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa division. “At the same time, Israel should not target individuals and institutions in Gaza solely because they are part of the Hamas-run political authority, including ordinary police. Only attacks on military targets are permissible, and only in a manner that minimizes civilian casualties.”

Human Rights Watch investigated three Israeli attacks that raise particular concern about Israel’s targeting decisions and require independent and impartial inquiries to determine whether the attacks violated the laws of war. In three incidents detailed below, 18 civilians died, among them at least seven children.

On Saturday, December 27, the first day of Israel’s aerial attacks, witnesses told Human Rights Watch that shortly after 1 p.m. an Israeli air-to-ground missile struck a group of students leaving the Gaza Training College, adjacent to the headquarters of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in downtown Gaza City. The students were waiting to board buses to transport them to their homes in Khan Yunis and Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. The strike killed eight students, ages 18 to 20, and wounded 19 others.

A UNRWA security guard stationed at the college entrance told Human Rights Watch that he used his UN radio to call for medical help. He said the attack also killed two other civilians, Hisham al-Rayes, 28, and his brother Alam, 26, whose family ran a small shop opposite the college entrance. The guard said that the only potential target nearby was the Gaza governorate building, which deals with civil matters, about 150 meters away from where the missile struck. Another UNRWA security guard who also witnessed the attack told Human Rights Watch: “There wasn’t anybody else around – no police, army, or Hamas.”

The second incident occurred shortly before midnight on Sunday, December 28, when Israeli warplanes fired one or more missiles at the Imad Aqil mosque in Jabalya, a densely populated refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. The attack killed five of Anwar Balousha’s daughters who were sleeping in a bedroom of their nearby house: Jawaher, 4; Dina, 8; Samar, 12; Ikram, 14; and Tahrir, 18. “We were asleep and we woke to the sound of bombing and the rubble falling on the house and on our heads,” Anwar Balousha told Human Rights Watch. The Balousha’s three-room house is just across a small street from the mosque.

The two-story Imad Aqil mosque, named after a deceased Hamas member, is regarded by Palestinians in the area as a “Hamas mosque” – that is, a place where the group’s supporters gather for political meetings or to assemble for demonstrations, and where death notices of Hamas members are posted. Mosques are presumptively civilian objects and their use for political activities does not change that. Human Rights Watch said that the attack on Imad Aql mosque would be lawful only if Israel could demonstrate that it was being used to store weapons and ammunition or served some other military purpose. Even if that were the case, Israel still had an obligation to take all feasible precautions to minimize harm to civilians and ensure that any likely civilian harm was not disproportionate to the expected military gain.

In the third incident, at around 1 a.m. on Monday, December 29, an Israeli helicopter fired two missiles into the Rafah refugee camp. One struck the home of a senior Hamas commander; the other struck the home of the al-Absi family, about 150 meters away, killing three brothers – Sedqi, 3, Ahmad, 12, and Muhammad, 13 – and wounding two sisters and the children’s mother. Ziad al-Absi, 46, the children’s father, told Human Rights Watch that at around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, armed Palestinians had gathered near their home, firing machine guns at Israeli helicopters. “I and the neighbors argued with the militants, told them this is a populated area and this will put us into peril,” he said. According to al-Absi’s nephew, Iyad al-Absi, 27, the fighters refused to leave. When their commander arrived at about 11 p.m. and ordered them to leave, they again refused. The fighters finally left at around 11:15, but only after an exchange of gunfire between the fighters and their commander. Al-Absi said that he and his family then went to sleep. He told his nephew and other relatives that there was no further armed activity in the area prior to the missile strike on his house, almost two hours later. Ziad al-Absi said the blast had thrown one daughter onto a neighbor’s balcony. The children’s mother is in hospital intensive care; the two daughters are also in the hospital.

Human Rights Watch noted that many of Israel’s airstrikes, especially during the first day, targeted police stations as well as security and militia installations controlled by Hamas. According to the Jerusalem Post, an attack on the police academy in Gaza City on December 27 killed at least 40, including dozens of cadets at their graduation ceremony as well as the chief of police, making it the single deadliest air attack of the campaign to date. Another attack, on a traffic police station in the central Gaza town of Deir al-Balah, killed a by-stander, 12-year-old Camilia Ra`fat al-Burdini. Under the laws of war, police and police stations are presumptively civilian unless the police are Hamas fighters or taking a direct part in the hostilities, or police stations are being used for military purposes.

“Israel must not make a blanket decision that all police and police stations are by definition legitimate military targets,” Stork said. “It depends upon whether those police play a role in fighting against Israel, or whether a particular police station is used to store weapons or for some other military purpose.”

Some other Israeli targets may have also been unlawful under the laws of war. Three teenagers were killed in southern Gaza City on December 27, when Israeli aircraft struck a building rented by Wa`ed (Promise), a Hamas-affiliated organization that defends prisoners held by Israel. Israel justified its attack on Gaza City’s Islamic University on grounds that laboratories were used to manufacture explosives, but this did not address why a second strike demolished the women’s quarters there. Israel also attacked the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV, but did not provide a reason. Television and radio stations are legitimate military targets only if used for military purposes, not if they are simply being used for pro-Hamas or anti-Israel propaganda.

Human Rights Watch expressed grave concern about the seriously deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, which was already dire prior to the latest attacks. A health expert with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Gaza said on December 28 that hospitals were “overwhelmed and unable to cope with the scale and type of injuries that keep coming in.” The ICRC noted that medical supplies and medicines were already badly depleted as a result of Israel’s prohibition of most imports into Gaza since Hamas took full internal control of the territory in June 2007. In a statement on December 29, the ICRC said that some neighborhoods were running short of water, owing to damage from attacks or fuel and power shortages. The statement also said that prices for food and basic commodities were reportedly rising fast. UNRWA had reported several days prior to the latest escalation of fighting that its stocks of essential commodities were extremely low.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which also monitors security matters in Gaza, Palestinian armed groups fired more than 100 rockets towards Israel on December 27-28; Haaretz, the Israeli daily, reported that on December 29 Palestinian armed groups fired at least 60 rockets into Israel. One of them killed a Bedouin construction worker, 27-year-old Hani al-Mahdi, and wounded 14 others in the coastal city of Ashkelon, north of Gaza; another fatally wounded 39-year-old Irit Sheetrit while she was driving home in the city of Ashdod, 35 kilometers from Gaza. The previous day, December 28, a rocket attack killed another Israeli civilian and wounded four in Netivot, some 20 kilometers east of Gaza City.

Human Rights Watch has long criticized Palestinian rocket attacks against Israeli civilians – most recently, in a public letter to Hamas on November 20 (http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2008/11/20/letter-hamas-stop-rocket-attacks ). The rockets are highly inaccurate, and those launching them cannot accurately target military objects. Deliberately firing indiscriminate weapons into civilian populated areas, as a matter of policy, constitutes a war crime. Rocket attacks have killed 19 civilians in Israel since 2005, including those killed to date during the current clashes.

Human Rights Watch has also criticized Israel’s policy of severely restricting the flow of people and goods into Gaza, including fuel and other civilian necessities, saying that those restrictions amount to collective punishment against the civilian population, a serious violation of the laws of war (http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2008/11/20/letter-olmert-stop-blockade-gaza ). Israel continues to exercise effective control over Gaza’s borders and airspace as well as its population registry, and remains the occupying power there under international law. The laws of war prohibit the occupying power from attacking, destroying, or withholding objects essential to the survival of the civilian population. Israel is also obliged to protect the right of Palestinians in Gaza to freedom of movement, to secure access to health care and education, and to lead normal lives.

Sometimes the Dead are Envied

Sometimes the Dead are Envied

by Mazin Qumsiyeh, Bethlehem, Occupied Palestine
27 December 2008
http://qumsiyeh. org

It was not possible to sleep here for two nights now. The events and
the images of death and carnage of children, of policemen, of people
that look like my mother and my son and my sister and my friends were
simply too much. Gaza has run out of stretchers and many are now
carried to hospitals (which are running out of supplies) and morgues
on commercial street signs, in blankets or simply by their limp
limbs. Three mosques were destroyed. I recalled the Israeli attacks
on the Church of Nativity which was minor compared to this. I was
watching Israel shell the University in Gaza city including its
faculty of science and a residence dorm for female students and was
thinking of my university and my lab and office at Bethlehem
University. I was then shocked into more horrific scenes and news. In
one house five young sisters killed. In another six family members
including four children killed while eating breakfast. In a scene
that haunted me where four children were killed with their mother, I
saw rescue workers try frantically to pull the remaining surviving
girl whose legs were crushed under a huge boulder from the roof. As
some of them were calming her down and working hard, just next to
them other workers pulled the dead body of her sister (looked like 3-
4 year old). They quickly covered her but I think her sister noticed.
Sometimes the dead are envied for their suffering has ended. Her
suffering is just beginnig. I thought of all the thousands of
relatives of all the victims and how they feel…..I thought of friends
I lost and talks with people in Gaza…I thought of my mother who at
76 has seen so much suffering and still she cried at the new images
of new atrocities…

My heart aches and struggles with my scientist brain. The latter
wants to focus on facts and figures. The attack in its second day was
in the words of Israeli leaders “the beginning” and is intended “to
send Gaza back decades”. So far over 300 were killed and over 1000
injured (200 of those critically), 35% women, children and elderly. I
examine numbers of homes, police stations, civil society building
destroyed. I read the Al Mezan Center for human rights which
rationally states that most Gaza victims are civilians [1]. But even
my rational mind refuses to deal with these things. How could it
handle just that one image of the young girl’s anguished pained look
under the rubble of her house and so tears stream down again to to
try to wash the image to no avail…..How could my mind examine
rationally the statements of “leaders” saying this carnage is not the
fault of the bombers and war criminals, but of Hamas!

Protests were organized around the world and more are being planned
[2]. The demonstrations helped vent some frustration and we hope will
herald a reawakening of the heart of humanity that has been
sputtering. But we hope it will go much farther to changing the
rotted system of elites in power ignoring people’s rights for
political expediency and for profit.

In the Bethlehem demonstration, we pounded on the permanently closed
gate of the apartheid wall with deafening sound and the soldiers in
the tower started to through stun grenades and tear gas. Injuries
were sustained for activists… .Our lungs still ache but our hearts
ache more for the criminality of the apartheid regime, and the
collaboration of the world governments. The Israeli occupation army
killed two protesters with live ammunition in other parts of the West
Bank [3].

Can someone asks western media or the Western governments ruled by
elite racists who keep spouting the nonsense about “Hamas”
and “rockets” (projectiles that are militarily of little use and have
no explosives, killed one person this year), why targeting civilian
police stations, mosques, homes with children, ports, fishing
vessels, streets, and more in one of the most densely populated areas
on earth murdering hundreds of civilians would be an acceptable
action (I don’t say response because Israel was killing people and
massacring them for 60 years before)? And what would they expect from
a starving 1.5 million people to do? Especially when one million of
those are refugees or displaced people denied their rights to return
to their homes and lands for 60 years while settlers live across the
borders on their lands in areas like “Sderot” and “Netviot”? Would
they not expect some resistance from some of those? Isn’t that
codified in International law for the right of occupied people to
resist including violently? (note that I personally support civil
forms of resistance). Even if one buys the US/Israeli government
propaganda, would it be acceptable to bomb cities in Europe and the
US for any perceived or actual crime of a portion of their society or
even their leaders (Bush and Blair in Iraq?)?

But again I think it is not best for me to try and reason things
through in such times of calamities and little sleep. I got so many
letters of support but please redirect your letters and energies
elsewhere. Redirect them to challenge the injustice directly [4].
Jesus made a statement directly relevant for us today:

“You are the earth’s salt. But if the salt should become tasteless,
what can make it salt again? It is completely useless and can only be
thrown out of doors and stamped under foot. You are the world’s
light – it is impossible to hide a town built on the top of a hill.
Men do not light a lamp and put it under a bucket. They put it on a
lamp-stand and it gives light for everybody in the house.”

It is thus the time when people who claim they want peace and justice
to stop talking about it and actually work for it. Put your lamp
higher. It is time for real change…It is time for a world Intifada
(uprising against injustice). It is time to do something concrete
(like throwing our shoes at someone?)

Below are a press release from human rights organizations in
Palestine (please circulate to media and politicians) and a letter
from a friend worth reading.

Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD

How Israeli Leaders Kill for their People’s Votes

How Israeli Leaders Kill for their People’s Votes

Eine Kleine Nacht Murder
By Gilad Atzmon
Dec 29th, 2008
http://palestinethi nktank.com/ 2008/12/29/ gilad-atzmon- eine-kleine-
nacht-murder- how-israeli- leaders-kill- for-their- peoples-votes/

In order to grasp the latest devastating murderous Israeli expedition
in Gaza one must deeply comprehend the Israeli identity and its
inherent hatred towards anyone who fails to be Jewish and a hatred
against Arabs in particular. This hatred is imbued in the Israeli
curriculum, it is preached by political leaders and implied by their
acts, it is conveyed by cultural figures, even within the so-
called `Israeli Left’.

I grew up in Israel in the 1970’s people of my generation are
nowadays the leaders of the Israeli army, politics, economy, academia
and the arts. We were trained to believe that `a good Arab is a dead
one’. A few weeks before I joined the IDF in the early 1980’s,
General Rafael Eitan, the Chief of Staff at the time announced that
the “Arabs were stoned cockroaches in a bottle”. He got away with
it, he also got away with the murder of many thousands of Lebanese
civilians in the 1st Lebanon war. In a word, Israelis manage to get
away with murder.

Luckily enough, and for reasons that are still far beyond my
comprehension, at a certain stage I woke up out of that Hebraic
lethal dream. At one point I left the Jewish state, I evaded the
Jewish hate mongering, I had become an opponent of the Jewish state
and any other form of Jewish politics. However, I am utterly
convinced that it is my primary duty to inform every being that is
willing to listen about that which are we up against.

As much as Zionism was there to transform Jews, and by “giving them a
State of their own” make them like any other people, it failed
miserably. The Israeli barbarism as we have seen this week and too
many times before is far beyond bestiality. It is killing for the
sake of killing. And it is indiscriminate.

Not many people in the west are aware of the devastating fact that
killing Arabs and Palestinians in particular is a very effective
Israeli political recipe. The Israelis are indeed confused people.
As much as they insist upon seeing themselves as a `Shalom
seeking'[1] nation, they also love to be led by politicians with an
astonishing record of unlawful murderous activity. Whether it was
Sharon, Rabin, Begin, Shamir or Ben Gurion, Israelis love
their `democratically elected leaders’ to be belligerent hawks with
their hands dripping with blood and backed by a solid record of
crimes against humanity.

We are weeks before an election in Israel and as it seems, both
Kadima PM candidate Foreign minister Tzipi Livni and Labour PM
candidate Defence minister Ehud Barak, are trailing well behind Likud
PM candidate the notorious Hawk Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu. Livni and
Barak need their little war. They must prove to the Israelis that
they know how to engage in mass slaughter.

Both Livni and Barak have to provide the Israeli voter with some real
exhibition of devastating carnage, so the Israelis can trust their
leadership. This is their only chance against Netanyahu. Seemingly,
Livni and Barak are throwing tons of bombs on Palestinian civilians,
schools and hospitals because this is exactly what the Israelis want
to see.

Unfortunately, Israelis are not known for mercy and grace. Instead
they are appeased by retaliation and vengeance, they are cheered by
their own limitless brutality. When an Ex-Israeli Air Force Chief
Commander Dan Halutz was asked how it feels to drop a bomb on a
highly populated neighbourhood in Gaza, his answer was short and
precise. `It feels like a light bump on the right wing’. Dan Halutz’s
cold deadly manner was enough to secure his promotion into the IDF
Chief of Staff post shortly thereafter. It was General Halutz who led
the Israeli army into the second Lebanon war, it was this man who
perpetrated the destruction of Lebanese infrastructure and large
parts of Beirut.

Seemingly, in Israeli politics, Arab blood is translated into votes.
It would obviously be very reasonable to charge Livni, Barak and the
current IDF Chief of Staff Ashkenazi with first-degree murder, crimes
against humanity and the obvious breach of the Geneva Convention. But
it would be far more intelligible to take into account that Israel is
a `democracy’. Livni, Barak and Ashkenazi are giving the Israeli
people that which they want: it is called Arab blood and it must come
in vast quantity. This repetitive murderous practice, conducted by
Israeli politicians reflects on the Israeli people as a whole rather
than just a few politicians and generals. We are dealing here with a
barbarian society that is politically driven by bloodthirstiness and
lethal inclinations. There should be no mistake, there is no room for
these people amongst nations.

Why the Israeli are people so remote from any notion of humanism is a
big question. The generous and naïve humanists amongst us may argue
that the Shoah left a big scar in the Israeli soul. This may explain
why Israelis are obsessively cultivating that very memory with the
support of their Diaspora brothers and sisters. The Israelis
say `never again’ and what they mean is that Auschwitz should never
reoccur, this somehow allows them to punish the Palestinian for the
crimes committed by the Nazis. The realistic amongst us do not buy
this argument anymore. They start now to admit that it is more than
possible that the Israelis are so incredibly brutal just because this
is how they are. It goes far beyond rationality or pseudo-analytical
assumptions. They say, `this is what the Israelis are and there is
not much we can do about it anymore’. The realistic amongst us come
to admit that killing is how the Israelis interpret the meaning of
being Jewish. Gravely, many of us come to admit that there is no
alternative humanist secular Jewish value system to replace the
Hebraic murderous one. The Jewish state is there to prove that Jewish
national autonomy is an inhuman concept.

I grew up in post-1967 Israel. I was raised in the wake of the
Israeli mythical victory, we were trained to worship the “Israeli who
shoots from the hip” the platoon commando who shoots his Uzi
automatic rifle in the direction of the Arabs and manages to win
against four armies in just six days.

It may have taken me two decades too long to understand that the
Israeli who `shoots from the hip’, was actually the master of
indiscriminate killing. Barak was one of those 1967 heroes, he was a
master indiscriminate killer. Apparently, the Israeli cabinet has
just approved his plan for the biggest raid on Gaza since 1967. Livni
is more or less my age, as we read the news, she internalised the
message. She is now accumulating the necessary credentials as an
indiscriminate murderer. Both Barak and Livni are taking Israel and
Palestine into an election campaign of slaughter. Arab and
Palestinian blood is the fuel of Israeli politics.

I may just suggest to Livni and Barak that it may not help them in
the polls. Netanyahu is a genuine authentic hawk. He doesn’t have to
pretend to be a murderer, and as much as I despise him, he has yet to
take Israel into a war. He probably understands better than them what
power of deterrence is all about.

[1] Do not confuse `shalom’ with `peace’ or `salam’. While peace and
salam refer to reconciliation and compromise, shalom means security
to the Jewish people on the expense of their surrounding environment.

SEE video here that Gilad Atzmon discovered revealing the great
humanitarian Elie Wiesel as well as other videos with Gilad on
http://palestinethi nktank.com/ ptt-tv/

Israel Is America’s Hands

Israel Is America’s Hands

By: Peter Chamberlin

It has been reported that the alternative media is rapidly becoming the preferred choice for news for a majority of people. Internet news is filling the role of government watchdog that the corporate press has given-up. Our job as defenders of the First Amendment is to blow holes in the wall of news censorship that has been erected around this country by the mainstream media, in their subservience to government/corporate domination. It is time for the alternative press to gain legitimacy by breaking the greatest story ever suppressed and as a result, force an end to the war of terror.

It is the responsibility of the alternative press to enlighten the American people about who is behind all of these interminable little “piss-ant” wars that drive us towards a global conflagration.All of these little wars begin with “terrorist” attacks, which we then rush to defend against.All of these vicious terror attacks can be traced back to American/British/Israeli intelligence agencies.Repeated revelations being made in foreign media about CIA/Mossad connections with terror kingpins like Dawood Ibrahim, Sheikh Omar, Ayman al Zawahiri (Kosovo Liberation Army), Turkish “deep state” elements, etc., and terrorist attacks carried-out in places like Yemen, Syria and Kosovo are providing hard proof of our charges of American/Israeli state terrorism.

We can create a powerful image of the terror creating machinery by blending knowledge of the American sponsorship of terror with vivid images of the actual state terrorism taking place on a daily basis. This is the way to prove that the terror war is our creation, something our leaders wanted and carefully manufactured over many years. This is the story of the century. It is the responsibility of the alternative press to make it common knowledge and thereby gain legitimacy over the “mainstream media.”

Their plans require that we be brought to a boil slowly, like the frog in the beaker, until the ripeness of forces is achieved, meaning that all elements of their strategy of tension have to be increased to their optimum levels, before civilization is given that one push that takes us over the edge. Our only hope is to ramp-up the resistance beyond their expectations and ability to control events according to plan, outmaneuvering their gatekeepers and agents of control.

Consider the anti-Israeli protests which are now building throughout the world; how can we increase the focus on Israeli criminality, to expose the tentacles of money/control which have been woven into the fabric of American government and life in general?We have to increase American awareness of the fact that Israeli aggression is American aggression.US actions, whether they be military or intelligence agency related, and Israeli actions fight for the same causes, pushing forward to the same objectives.We must own the guilt associated with the Palestinian slaughter.We are killing the children and old people to advance our dark agenda.

It takes a severely psychopathic mind to fire missiles into crowds of unarmed civilians.Such an act is indistinguishable from a car bomb attack. The truth warriors of the alternative press must focus all available light on the cold brutality of national leaders who are fully prepared to literally exterminate thousands, even millions of innocent souls, in order to preserve their superior positions and to validate their thoughts of American “exceptionalism” and other ideas of national and racial superiority.The evidence of the evil natures of these men who lead us is apparent in their plans and in the actions they support.

This war is based on the widely accepted belief that our civilized world is under assault by Muslim “savages.” As their natural “superiors,” the West has a divine duty to keep the uncivilized world under control, by using our intellectually superior technology to violently suppress primitive violence. The basic idiocy of this line of “reasoning” should be apparent to any thinking moral human being. The problem is, that the apparent absurdity of branding one group of humans as inferior and the group that oppresses them as superior is obscured by the barbaric bigotry which has been summoned-up and amplified to sell this war. This lethal combination of absurdity and bigotry stands ready to prevail once again.

The idea that we are “superior” and our cause “just” undergirds barbaric concepts of “targeted assassinations” with car bombs and guided missiles, dismissing humanitarian concerns for the victims’ rights, since they are not fully evolved, some sort of “sub-humans.” The supremacist thinking behind this tactic, like most of the inhuman tactics and strategies employed in the terror war, were patterned on the failed inhuman policies developed by Israel. We can readily see from the murderous campaign now underway in Gaza that our mentor’s “solution” is not only to use terrorism yourself, but to multiply it exponentially.

All traitorous politicians blindly support every Israeli action, even those that are inhuman and obviously detrimental to America.Bush is not the only national leader providing cover by silencing outrage for Israeli campaigns of murder, as he did for two months in Lebanon.American politicians spreading their poisonous venom through the controlled media paralyze millions into inaction, buying time for the slaughter, so that the Zionist killers can claim as many innocent Arab lives as possible.

The world cannot endure the ongoing level of carnage taking place within sight of available cameras for very long.

The building outrage will soon reach a point where the demands for actions to restrain IDF massacres will become irresistible.Even a majority of Israeli citizens were screaming for an end to the war on Lebanon, after two months of on air genocide.When this tipping point is reached, where the shared guilt of immorality outweighs the mixture of national pride and mortal fear, a majority of Americans will be looking for a way out.

Before this point is reached another secondary military action will be launched. This second front opening in the next phase of the war will be a major escalation (in Pakistan), which will serve to divert awareness of the Palestinian slaughter and create conditions threatening enough to usher in martial law and the elimination of the free press.

The key to overturning their plans is for us to outthink them, anticipating their next steps and taking steps of our own to make them impossible.We have to find ways to alter their timetable, to increase the revulsion to their cold-blooded slaughter to the point where people become motivated to demand action before the anticipated arrival of utopia on January 20, when Obama opens the Pakistani front.It would be good for us if the building European resistance took an even uglier turn (especially the militant protesters in Greece and France) and started torching Israeli embassies.

It should be a simple matter to fold the economic protests against the international bankers’ cartel into the anti-Israeli protests.We should organize blockades around every Israeli embassy and make it impossible to conduct business there normally.

The next two weeks will be marked by blood, military attacks and counter-attacks in the Middle East, and a general ramping-up of hostilities throughout the region. Protestors should be prepared to visually document the government confrontations that will surely multiply, as the police state begins to rear its ugly head. Each of us has to decide how we will react to upcoming events, searching our souls to understand what we are really made of and what actual beliefs we hold dear. Will I be willing to lay my life down to stop the violence, or will I surrender to my own violent urges and become one of the killers myself, in a misguided attempt to establish world peace through violence?

Will you stand-up for the rights of humanity, or will you cower in the corner while the parade of death marches across your TV screen and into your own home?

peter.chamberlin@hotmail.com

My Brief Response to Zionist Disinformation

My Brief Response to Zionist Disinformation

by Khaled Amayreh
29 December, 2008

Zionist Hasbara operatives have been claiming that the current Israeli genocidal onslaught in Gaza is a “war against Hamas” and that it was only necessitated by the firing of Palestinian rockets on Israel.

This is a big lie. Read the following:
“Hamas had repeatedly said it was willing and ready to stop “all” firing of projectiles from Gaza if only Israel would lift the deadly blockade. And Israel repeatedly said “No.”

Israel has been saying ad nauseam that it ended its occupation of Gaza. Well, why does Israel then retain its control of Gaza skies, Gaza shores, Gaza sea, Gaza border crossings (even with Egypt). Why does Israel retain its control of Gaza life? Why?

Hence, the issue of firing “rockets” on Israel (they are homemade projectiles that make more noise than damage), should be viewed largely as a red herring.

Effectively, Israel has been giving Palestinians in Gaza either of two choices, to die of starvation as a result of the blockade or be exterminated by the Israeli war machine.

Indeed, these so-called “rockets” are nothing more than a desperate outcry for justice, for lifting the deadly blockade. Gaza has simply been reduced to a modern-day Auschwitz. The only difference is that Jews are now playing the role of the SS.

Hamas did meticulously observe a six-month ceasefire, despite the persistence of the Nazi-like blockade which very much resembled the Ghetto Warsaw siege in 1942-43. However, Israel on 13 November, Israel carried out a foray into Gaza, killing 6 people.

More to the point, Israel killed 49 Palestinians during the ceasefire. Not a single Israeli was killed.

Besides, hundreds of Palestinians have perished because Israel would not allow them to access medical care or medicine. I saw many Palestinians die an agonizing death because the “light upon the nations” wouldn’t allow them to reach hospital a few blocks away. In short, we are talking about a Judeo-Nazi state. I am saying this because when Jews think, behave and act like Nazis, they become Nazis. We must call the spade a spade, especially when it happens to be in the hands of our gravediggers.

Therefore, it is a big lie to call this war a war against Hamas. This is a Nazi-like war of extermination against the people of Palestine.

If the war were against Hamas, as the war criminals of Tel Aviv keep claiming, Israel wouldn’t have targeted market places, drug stores, college buildings, private homes, mosques, cultural institutions, roads, businesses, etc.
Only a state with a Hitlerian mindset would target an entire society and then claim that it is fighting Hamas! It is simply a big lie.

So, Israel is simply carrying out a real genocide…and an indiscriminate one for that matter.

Today, even a Jewish rabbi of imminence used the term “genocide” to describe what Israel is doing in Gaza.”

Ignorance, insanity or outright fascism

Ignorance, insanity or outright fascism

Bush administration says: Hamas Must End Attacks on Israel, Bush Administration Says Obama is totally silent in the face of the third straight days of Israeli butchery. We know Obama well so far. He is world-renowned for his eloquence. So, are those who talk ignorant or insane because we know that it was Israel which broke ceasefire agreement on Nov 5? See: NOVEMBER 5TH, 2008 – Six Hamas activists killed during Israeli raids in Gaza Strip.

So what is going on. Is it only the US administration that knows the best whereas Turkey says Gaza attacks a crime against humanity , there are Anti-Israeli protests across EuropeSarkozy calls for immediate halt to Gaza violence , Britain slams ‘unacceptable’ loss of life in Gaza and Asian governments roundly condemn Israel’s ‘genocide’ in Gaza Strip . US Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) is calling for a United Nations investigation into Israel’s attacks on Gaza, criticizing Israel for a disproportionate response to Hamas rocket attacks. “All this was, and is, disproportionate, indiscriminate mass violence in violation of international law,” Kucinich said in a statement. “Israel is not exempt from international law and must be held accountable.”

Three Palestinian children from the Balosha family, of five who were all killed in the same Israeli missile strike, are seen in the morgue before their burial at Kamal Edwan hopsital in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Monday, Dec. 29, 2008.

Israel air strikes spark protests worldwide and Morgues in Gaza are overflowing with bodies. If it doesn’t make any difference to anyone, it is the administrations in Tel Aviv and Washington. Israel considers ground attack and mobilises more troops to erase Gaza off the face of the earth. Even Haaretz writes: Trying to ‘teach Hamas a lesson’ is fundamentally wrong.

On the other hand, the man of ‘change,” Obama, defers to Bush on Gaza genocide. And Bush puts the blame on victims of decades of occupation, aggression, ethnic cleansing, racism and genocide. Is is so that Israel is a morally bankrupt state, which is led and supported by psychopaths. If Hitler and other fascists were psychopaths, then it might be true for the administrations in Tel Aviv and Washington as well, because the rest of the world combined cannot be out of its mind as we can see from the global reaction to the Israeli crimes against humanity so far. If Bush administation has some other solid reason for the nonsense it has spewed thus far or Obama has some eloquent lie, the world has yet to see it. At the moment, they stand as accomplices to the unfloding fascism in our age.

Exception From Humanity

Exception From Humanity

The War Against Palestine

By GEORGE SALZMAN and MANUEL GARCIA, Jr.

The war against the Palestinians arises from the merging of the Zionist view of Jewish exceptionalism with the view in the United States of American exceptionalism, which have focused their common root ambitions for domination and possession as a hostility to Islam, and this is the leading crusade in the “clash of civilizations,” proclaimed by just-deceased Harvard historian Samuel P. Huntington, which is the war against the world’s poor and dark-skinned people, the war of conquest carried out to enforce a rule of worldwide apartheid by a culturally Euro-American, racially white, highly industrialized capitalist elite.

The Zionist view of Jewish exceptionalism is critically examined, and demolished, in the book Overcoming Zionism, by Joel Kovel. This mind-set boils down to ‘any victimization of Jews we Zionists can remember, historically, justifies all our aggression, persecution and even genocide of Palestinians; we are, and will always be, the exceptional victims of world history and so are forever blameless; to disagree is to be one with our historical persecutors.’ The Jewish religion is quite incidental to the actual intent of the exceptionalism; Zionism is a criminal conspiracy drawing participants through a Jewishness filter, in the same way the Mafia exploits Sicilian heritage to filter its recruitment and promotion.

The operation of Zionist exceptionalism in Palestine mirrors that of the white Christian exceptionalism Jews had suffered under for centuries, and which was described in the book The Destruction Of The European Jews, by Raul Hilberg. I (MG, Jr.) was made aware of the insights of the Kovel and Hildberg books by Professor Emeritus (of physics) George Salzman. The three stages of development of racial-religious labeled exceptionalism are: conversion, expulsion and extermination. Hilberg summarizes “the three successive goals of anti-Jewish administrators. The missionaries of Christianity had said in effect: You have no right to live among us as Jews. The secular rulers who followed had proclaimed: You have no right to live among us. The Nazis at last decreed: You have no right to live.”

The arc for European Jews between the years 400 and 1940 was first to be pressured to convert to Christianity or face employment discrimination, then from the 13th to the 16th century Jews resisting conversion were expelled from many countries, and finally the Nazis devised industrialized extermination. The arc for Palestinians seems to be compressed to a time scale measured in decades rather than centuries. Conversion was never an option, and many forms of exclusion were enforced from the first days of the State of Israel (which, couldn’t we see as just the earliest Zionist-occupied section of Palestine?). Wars of territorial conquest since 1967, and the continuing invasion of “unoccupied” territory by “settlers” and their protective cavalry, the IDF — or land rushes into Indian Reservations, as we knew them in the U.S. — bend the arc from exclusion to extermination. In the logic of Zionist exceptionalism, there is nowhere within the limits of their territorial vision where Palestinians have “a right to exist.” What other kind of mentality could inflict modern aerial bombardment of essentially unarmed, corralled masses of people? Our world remains at Guernica, the Stukas and Heinkels are now F-16s and Lavi jets.

If the world does not rise up in unison to halt this slaughter in Palestine, and the relentless and hypocritical land theft motivating it, who could then blame the descendants of the victims — for there will be children who survive to remember — if they are well satisfied with the collapse of our own society in the future, and in fact help in its destruction through some great catastrophe, which we may be too arrogant and self-assured to envision now just like the self-satisfied elites of the 1930s. Time and the pressure of increased impoundment always breach dams, and resolve unnatural imbalances by a leveling flood. Time and the unrelieved resentments of increasing world poverty will ultimately breach our separation walls of control and drown our luxuriant indifference under a leveling tsunami. This is not a biblical type of prediction, just a matter of logic. If we, in the nations with the power to discipline the Israeli Zionists — most especially the United States, do not act soon and consistently thereafter for self-evident justice, we will pump up oppositional energies to our national progress. If we continue to act like conquerors apart from the rest of humanity, whom we view in purely utilitarian terms — as slaves — we must inevitably drown under a Red Sea of our own making.

Mere appeals in internet publications can do little, but in our capitalist, hierarchical world, each person can act to a degree commensurate with their level of political and financial power. And, the best application of that agitation is to influence those above you to take action commensurate with their power. Yes, this is the opposite of doing what is good for your career by doing what is necessary to advance the careers of your bosses. I leave to you the delicacy of striking a balance between your particular career and your brotherly and sisterly duty to humanity; but I will irritate you as I can, to choose the more rebellious path, because ultimately career is a personal war against humanity and a defilement of self-respect, which is exchanged for lucre and an illusion of power. Rebel against exceptions to your sympathies. Rebel against indifference to suffering.

There are many, many injustices and tragedies underway in our world, which cry out for immediate attention, and no one can really rank them as to deserving more or less help. Nevertheless, many currents of history have been distilled into what we see today as the war against the Palestinians, and it is keenly observed throughout the world. For this reason, we could say that the fate of the Palestinians is the measure of the world’s conscience, and will mark our level of civilization in the pages of time.

Manuel Garcia, Jr. can be reached at mango@idiom.com.

George Salzman can be reached at george.salzman@umb.edu.

Israel’s Final Solution

Atrocious Images of the Zionist ” Casting Lead Massacre” – Gaza December 29 2008

Hiyam Noir, PalestineFreeVoice

December 29/30 2008 4:31am

GAZA – The Israelis are mobilising 6700 reservists in preparation for a ground incursion,and the Israeli minister of defense, Ehud Barak have officially declared war against Hamas.

In the third day of the Israelis war campaign against Gaza Strip,called “Casting Lead Operation” Israeli panzer and bulldozers are now deployed along the borders of the Palestinian territory. The senior Hamas official, Ghazi Hamad warned last night the warlord Ehud Barak, advising him to carefully watch his back.

“Ehud Barak will be the next target for assassination, if he continue the air strikes in Gaza Strip”. The border between Gaza and Israel have been declared a closed military zone. Earlier,in the past such a move has often followed by an Israeli ground attack on Gaza.

In three days,Israeli massive bombardment have killed over 300, including 23 children and injured more than 1.200 Gaza residents. In retaliation for Israelis atrocities in Gaza, condemned as war crimes by leaders in the Arab world, and by other leaders around the globe, Hamas will call for suicide bombers to attack inside Israel.

“You [Israelis] owe me,and you owe me big.You robbed me of my city and my property.You owe me reparations (which I know that you,or your children,will one day have to pay,and under duress if need be) for all the pain and unspeakable suffering you have put me, my family and my fellow exiles through…..”Author and political activist Fawaz Turki

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Israel Warns America Yet Again–There’s “Hell To Pay” For Not Attacking Iran

Israel Warns America Yet Again–There’s “Hell To Pay” For Not Attacking Iran

To most, the language appears all-too-familiar and not unlike the childhood story of the “boy who cried wolf”. Indeed, it has all the hallmarks of the typical fear-mongering all have come to know all-too-well in recent years featuring a paranoid Zionist military commander working for a notoriously paranoid nation and warning of the next “holocaust” if everyone does not immediately stop what they are doing, pay strict attention and follow the prescribed course of action as laid down by the Jewish state.

Speaking recently at a conference at the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University, Israel’s Minister of Defense Ehud Barak sternly warned his audience (and the world at large) that “If Iran acquires a nuclear weapon, it could try to attack the United States,” specifying that if the Islamic Republic built “even a primitive nuclear weapon” similar to the one used in “destroying Hiroshima” that she would “not hesitate to load it on a ship, arm it with a detonator operated by GPS and sail it into a vital port on the east coast of North America.”

The first thing in his statement sticking out like a sore thumb is his confidence, stating UNEQUIVICALLY that Iran “Would not hesitate” in detonating a nuclear weapon against the world’s most powerful nation. This is the same United States by the way that presently has enough firepower parked off Iran’s coast to destroy her 1,000 times over. This in itself begs the following question–Is this yet another case of the organically unstable Zionist mindset that has become all-too-familiar these days or is there something else? In other words–What does he know that others–including the most sophisticated intelligence agencies working for the US government–don’t know?

It is understandable that some would shrug such rhetoric off, and particularly after the billion or so instances where every man, woman and child on the planet has had to endure the “He wants to wipe Israel off the map” shtick that got real old real fast after the first 500,000 times.

In this case however it would be unwise to assume this latest development involving the defense minister is just another case of bluff and bluster and of the Jewish state “crying wolf” with regards to some new Hitler or Haman. Barak is not just ANY defense minister, but the defense minister a theocratic/fascist enclave that is just DYING to get a war started with Iran. Judging by the news headlines, this is all there is these days within the one-track Zionist mindset. IRAN/IRAN/IRAN/IRAN….No, in this instance the smart money says that these dire predictions may very well take place in what is commonly referred to as a “self-fulfilling prophesy”.

Therefore, what those familiar with Israel’s history should conclude by Barak’s statement is that this is not just another case of empty fear mongering on the part of the Jewish state, but rather a clear and present threat, namely that if America does not do the bidding of the Jewish state by attacking Iran that Israel–out of her black hat of magic tricks–will pull one of her made-to-order false flag attacks against America in order to “get the ball rolling“ in the right direction.

In other words, with the full blessings of every person, place or thing of measurable political power in the Jewish state including Israel’s intelligence service Mossad, Prime Minster Ehud Olmert and Foreign Minister ‘Tzippy“ Livni, what Barak was saying in effect to all the various spies, analysts, intelligence officers and diplomats working in virtually every nation of the world was that–

“If Uncle Sam does not get busy with the business of opening up a new front in our war against the Islamic world, we, the Jewish people, will detonate one of our several hundred nuclear warheads in an east coast American city that will then be blamed on Iran…”

And just in case something might have been “lost in translation” and the thick-headed Gentiles towards whom the threat was being made did not “get it,” Barak concluded his remarks with “We are not taking any option off the table, and we recommend the world not take any option off the table, and we mean what we say.”

Obviously those “options” still “on the table” include Israel resorting to the kind of business in which she has dirtied herself in the past, which just so happens to include attacking (or allowing to be attacked) American interests in order to pin the blame on someone else.

Those who dismiss the possibility that such a threat was indeed made by Israel should understand that there is a language used in the criminal underworld–both at the street level and in the more “sophisticated” world of modern politics–that is almost imperceptible to all except the “initiated”. To the average person phrases such as “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse” sound like perfectly innocuous, simple tidbits of business parlance like “a deal too good to pass up” rather than death threats. Someone sending a personal clothing item along with two dead fishes seems more like a college fraternity prank rather than an announcement that a certain someone now rests peacefully at the bottom of a large body of water.

In truth though, the meaning they convey is one of life and death– “Give us what we want if you want to stay alive…”

And likewise with political language employed by states such as Israel, a nation founded by gangsters with gangster money and built on top of a gangster ideology that justifies any criminal behavior as long as it benefits “la famiglia”. What appear to be harmless statements made by persons of noted importance such as Barak actually have a significance far deeper than what is superficially apparent to the average Joe, and even if this significance is lost on the average person merely trying to live an honest life and pay his/her bills, it most assuredly has not been lost on the spies, analysts, diplomats and others whose job is to read between the lines when threats are being made in pursuance of certain geo-political demands.

It is no secret Israel wants (demands) Iran’s destruction and wants it done by non-Jews. Israel is a nation founded on 21st century BC ideas while at the same time trying to make these ideas work in a 21st century AD world. All the war, invasion, rape, conquest, plagues, smiting and bloodshed that are the meat and potatoes of the Old Testament are as much the principles upon which the Jewish state was founded as “We hold these truths to be self evident” are the bedrock of the American nation. The hysteria characterizing Israel’s reaction to the National Intelligence Estimate released in December 2007 by the 16 most powerful intelligence agencies working for the US government that stated categorically and unequivocally that Iran had no nuclear weapons program since 2003 betrayed the irrational, bloodlust mindset driving Israel and her desire to see her ancient Persian enemies destroyed as recounted in the Old Testament story found in the Book of Esther.

Therefore, Iran MUST be attacked, no ifs, ands or buts about it. In a day and age when the Jewish state needs these periodic clashes in order to achieve an otherwise-impossible sense of cohesiveness within an organically fractured, irrational and self-devouring political creature such as Israel, a re-enactment of Persia’s (Iran’s) defeat by God’s chosen people as occurred in the book of Esther does wonders in putting to rest any discussion concerning the “propriety” of the Jewish state’s existence.

As far as a nuclear attack on an east coast American city itself, the results of such an attack–apart from the human cost–would be incalculable in terms of economics and political instability. At a time when–not just America, but indeed the entire world–is so precariously perched at the edge of an abyss that threatens economic, political and social chaos, an American city going up in a mushroom cloud would set in motion a chain reaction the results of which are not difficult to imagine. The resulting meltdown would take–not just years, but more than likely generations to recover.

And once again, just as in 9/11, Israel–through one or many of her carefully ‘chosen’ spokespersons–would then go before world media with barely contained smirks and giggles and say “Well, don’t blame us, we warned you something like this was going to happen” . In the same flavor as the 5 dancing Israeli’s seen filming the destruction of the Twin Towers or Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks following 9/11 that the attacks on America resulting in the deaths of over 3,000 were “good” in that they would generate “immediate sympathy” for Israel, so too would the Jewish state capitalize on the event and shake her finger in the world’s face and say “tsk, tsk, tsk…should have paid better attention to the warnings we gave…” In the meantime, American leaders would be scrambling to deal with–not only the apocalyptic situation at hand, but as well the loss of public confidence in their ability to lead.

What is noteworthy about this latest threat is the fact that it is a follow-up to threats made directly to George Bush back in May when he visited the Jewish state to help celebrate Israel’s 60-year orgy of uninterrupted violence and bloodshed against the Gentiles who have suffered the unfortunate “honor” of living in such close proximity to God’s chosen people. Before the soles of his shoes had even gotten dirty after stepping on the hallowed ground of Israel he was met at the Ben Gurion airport by the “Men in Black”–meaning the Orthodox Rabbis–who then accosted him with a list of commandments and threats, all cryptic and apocalyptic in their nature, about what the leader of the free world would be facing if he was found slacking off with regards to his “duties” to the Jewish state. A partial list of their demands and threats included reminding him that “God ordained the nations of the world to strengthen the nation of Israel” while telling him to forget the idea of running away from his duty of making war against Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Egypt, and Lebanon, specifying that American troops be used to protect the “Divine rights of the nation of Israel, and remove from her any threat.” The consequences of not doing these things were clear–“destruction” and ”Certain doom” that would “endanger all life on earth” and capping off their threats with “Your fate and that of all those with you hangs in the balance of the destiny of our land…”

..and about 5 months later–BATTA-BOOM!!!-out of seemingly nowhere, the economy of the United States enters a storm not seen since 1929. Indeed, it seemed as if the rabbis had friends in “high places”–protégé’s of Moses no doubt–who had the power to make such plagues happen. As a result of the economic turmoil that resulted in loss of jobs and a housing crisis without precedent since the great depression, George Bush, his party and his legacy found themselves swirling down the political sewer like a piece of used toilet paper.

Those who doubt Israel is capable (or willing) to go to such lengths need to better acquaint themselves with the USS Liberty, a US spy ship that–with complete foreknowledge of malice–was attacked by the air and naval forces of the Jewish state for 2 hours during the latter end of the 6 Day War. Israel’s obvious intention was that the ship be sunk, Egypt be blamed (in the same way as planned with the previously-unsuccessful “Lavon Affair”) resulting in a United States of America out for Arab blood, just as occurred following 9/11. As it was, F-4 Phantom jets–loaded for bear (meaning armed with nuclear weapons) were on their way to Cairo with orders to annihilate the capitol of Soviet-allied Egypt. It was only the miracle of Liberty’s refusal to sink–despite thousands of armor-piercing rounds, a thousand rockets, hundreds of gallons of napalm and 5 torpedoes–that prevented what would most likely have been a nuclear war between the United States and (what was at that time) the Soviet Union.

Dozens of other such examples of Israeli treachery against America abound, the most recent and notorious being her foreknowledge and direct involvement with the events on 9/11. Those who would scoff at the notion that the Jewish state is capable of doing such things–including detonating a nuclear weapon within an American city–should keep in mind that (just as she has said on more occasions than can be counted) she is not like other nations. In the words of her former Defense Minister Moshe Dayan she is ”a dangerous mad dog” on one hand and yet on the other she is the “embodiment of God,” a “light among nations” and “joy of the entire earth” as her political/religious caretakers describe her. While the other nations of the earth operate under for-the-most-part rational plans for their existence, Israel does not. She is like any cult community like Jim Jones’ Guyana or David Koresh’s Waco, and in the event her little experiment begins to show signs of failure, her solution is simple–scrap the whole thing, meaning 6 billion souls on earth–so that Israel’s God “Yahweh” can start over again with a clean slate and, hopefully, “do it right” the next time and make good on His promise to make “His” chosen people rulers of the earth.

And lest some think all of this is pure speculation on the part of anti-Semites with over-active imaginations and who read more into the language of gangsters than what is actually there, let Martin Van Creveld, one of Israel’s most respected military historians speak on the matter at hand–

“We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force…. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that this will happen before Israel goes under.”

(c) 2008 Mark Glenn

Correspondent, American Free Press Newspaper

The Planned Collapse of America

[IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD TIME TO RE-RUN THIS ESSAY FROM 2007]

A system based on usury and putting everyone in the “poor house” is an economic order that is guaranteed to produce a democratic revolution,

whenever the misery index of the armed populace exceeds the limits that they are willing to peacefully bear,

without striking back at the source of their misery.

The Planned Collapse of America

 

By: Peter Chamberlin

There is no shortage of speculation about “why” our leaders are still adamantly planning for the destruction of Iran, in the face of overwhelming popular opposition, even though everyone except the neocons and their allies believes that America would not survive our own actions.  An irrational attack is planned and apparently the decision has been chiseled in stone.  It may be for Israel.  It may be for oil.  Maybe it is for world domination?

We are launching a nuclear world war to save us from ourselves.  “We have found the enemy and he is us.” – Pogo.  We risk blowing the world apart, to avoid watching America slowly choke on its own excesses.

The government has known for decades that America is on a countdown to self-destruction.  Among the elite it is common knowledge that our “global economy” must one day collapse from its own dead weight.  In 1974 an intensive research project was undertaken by the Stanford Research Institute and the Charles F. Kettering Foundation for the Dept. of Education.  Their final report was released as the Changing Images of Man

It was compiled by the SRI Center for the Study of Social Policy, Director Willis Harmon.” This is a far-reaching investigation into how the basic nature of man might be changed.  The Aquarian Conspiracy describes the implementation of their work in the real world.

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The most reassuring part of “Images” is that it confirms my own conclusions about our crisis, but is also the most disturbing part, for it confirms my worst reservations about this time.

The object of the research

was the development of a plausible vision of the future in which democratic methods survive, major problems are managed successfully if not resolved, and the unfolding of the human potential continues to expand.  In other words, the postulation of a “desirable future” including feasible paths to its realization…

The government was looking forward to a very troubling future, trying to figure out the best path through it.  The plan was to find ways to shape and mold mankind into a new cultural image, complete with new ideas and ideologies, even religious ones.  The root of the problem was human nature, and solution was to re-shape the competing forces of daily life, in order to forge a new image of a new human nature.  The researchers were brutally honest in seeking all available knowledge pertaining to their research, and in assessing the current common image of man-on-earth.

The research revealed that there were a multitude of crises that were about to intersect in America’s near future.  Not the least of these converging catastrophes was a rapidly approaching breakdown of both American capitalism and democracy.  The collapse was a natural result of globalism and monopoly capitalism.  The basic greed that powers the system eroded the American political and economic structures, exposing the foundation of immorality and unfairness that amplifies the social unrest.  The Stanford researchers clearly predicted that the American economy was destined to collapse from its own dead weight.  The data also showed that that economic collapse was to be accompanied by disastrous social repercussions, such as rioting and upheaval, which would lead us into a “garrison state.”

The thing about this research is that this work has confirmed that our economy based on parasitic capitalism, where the small elite sits atop the heap of men and gorges on their lifeblood, is destroying the social fabric of America.  This system is based on a stacked deck, where the top elite always reap the profits that are made to rise to the top through the corporate profits-based system.  The research confirmed that the growing inequities of such a system were ever increasing and with them, elevated social tensions.  A system based on usury and putting everyone in the “poor house” is an economic order that is guaranteed to produce a democratic revolution, whenever the misery index of the armed populace exceeds the limits that they are willing to peacefully bear, without striking back at the source of their misery.

Changing Images of Man predicts an American economic collapse and a “garrison” (police) state,” if the overwhelming inequities of our economic system are not corrected by powerful multinationals making more humane decisions.   Alternatives to this doomsday scenario are discussed, all of which point to the need to devote all available resources towards transforming the image of man, changing man’s nature, instead of altering the corrupted economic system which has brought America to this dire state.  In this government study it was inappropriate to denounce the evil culprits behind all our troubles (who pull the strings on government itself), even though the task was to document and remedy the damage that they have done.  Instead, they are cited as the hopeful “saviors,” that we should look to for help and leadership.  The hypocrisy of the hegemons!  The authors admit that it is “utopian in 1974 to think of the multinational corporations as potentially among our most effective mechanisms for husbanding the earth’s resources and optimizing their use for human benefit – the current popular image of the corporation tends to be more that of the spoiler and the exploiter.”

Instead of charging the people who are responsible for our situation, (such as men like David Rockefeller) for manipulating our economy and our democracy to maximize their profits, the multi-national corporations and their owners were exalted as the potential saviors of mankind.  Rockefeller and the elite have consistently taken steps to dominate the world by controlling people through “humanitarian” projects which, in the end, turn out to be profit mechanisms.  The “green revolution” to spread corporate farming to the Third World has been the key to globalization’s destabilizing of world labor markets, in order to create populations of “refugee workers,” who are willing to go anywhere to find work for slave wages.  This is the cause of the wave of illegal immigration into the US, from Mexico.  This is part of the proof that there are powerful individuals who are using their economic power to undermine nations in a long-term scheme to gain control of nations and multiply their profits.

Here David Rockefeller admits media collusion with his one world plans:

“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the light of publicity during those years. But now the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supra-national sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.”  http://www.constitutionforum.net/main_good_government.html

Rockefeller writes on page 405 of his memoirs:

Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it,” http://lonelantern.org/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=356

Everything that “Images” suggested to remedy shortcomings in the economic system was based on the assumption that men like this would acquire a new corporate benevolence, with CEOs gaining basic humanity.  According to Rockefeller himself (who freely admits his efforts to replace America with a “one world” order), he has been working for the greater good of man, all along.

Their conclusions on American political shortcomings were that these would be tended to by the new improved humane politicians, sort of like Bush’s “compassionate conservatives.”  Step 4 of their six-part strategy to “Bring About a Non-Catostrophic Transformation” –

“Encourage a politics of righteousness and a heightened sense of public responsibilities of the private sector…A politics of righteousness might have been laudable in any generation; it may be indispensable for safe passage through the times just ahead.”

The report authors recognize the inevitability of the rising new image of man, describing it as a quasi-religious awakening within the collective mind of man, man’s new human nature, relating it to the actual process of spiritual learning that has been going on within religions for thousands of years.  They praise Freemasonry and the skills and disciplines inculcated within its members, speculating that their ways might be the key to shoring-up our free-enterprise democratic society.

They developed a strategy to revitalize America’s motivational images, symbols and institutions, outlining five separate approaches to the problem, describing the pluses and the pitfalls of each, according to their effects upon society.  These approaches are defined as “restorative, stimulative, manipulative, persuasive and facilitative.”  Restoration of crumbling icons works best in the early stages of societal transformation (revitalization cycle).  The simulative strategy introduces new ideas, whenever the collapse of the old order becomes apparent.  The manipulative strategy seeks to limit individual freedoms. Persuasive propaganda phase is to be coupled with proven mind control techniques, to keep down the social upheaval and shape the emerging image.

“No doubt existing consciousness-changing, behavior-shaping, subliminal persuasion, and other conditioning techniques could be used to accomplish some sort of transformation of  sobering proportions (we ought to be able to be more effective than Nazi Germany).  After previously citing Nazi re-invigoration of the Germanic icons and ideals.”

The transforming revitalization process mirrors the psychiatric process of leading a patient through a psychotic break and the restructuring of his life, but on a national scale.

Once the transformation becomes apparent, social stability will become a problem, especially when society feels pushed by over-extending the stimulative stage.  Actions taken to increase the polarization between “transformation enthusiasts and the conservatives” are called “constructive,” except when it is desirable to take actions that “contribute to social cohesion.”  They were searching for the best path to bring about a controlled de-construction of everything that “America” means and the re-construction of a new improved vision of America.  They are midwifes to the delivery of the “New World Order,” as they go about the dirty business of guiding society through that predicted period of “friendly fascism.”

The great anomaly is given as the great chasm between an efficiently functioning profit-driven capitalist society and the human needs and desires of that society which go unmet, so that “profits” can be taken.  In fact, the “profit” really amounts to the bread that is taken from the poor.   The inequities and the unfairness of the corporate system are causing the breakdown of American capitalism and American democracy.  The American catastrophe is causing the breakdown of the world economy for the same reason, the basic inability of monopoly capitalism to meet the basic needs demanded by the world’s people.

Bush’s appointed task is to bully America through this turbulent period of upheaval, with as little disruption of corporate activity as possible.  Government has taken the words of this study to heart, preparing a manipulative transformation, to divert or pre-empt the coming collapse of our nation with a massive war today.  This is also one of the primary reasons for the coming world war, to serve as a prelude to American martial law.  Instead of calling out the troops after the insurrection has begun, they plan to call out the troops first.  If the American military is to forcefully control the homeland, including their own relatives, then the troops must first be convinced that the Nation’s survival depends upon their patriotic actions.  This is why the world war against Iran has not started yet, because our National Guard must first be convinced that its duty is to put down the American rebellion which will surely accompany the bombing of Iran.  The timing for their great takeover is crucial, if they want to move America past (through) the social unrest as quickly as possible.

Here are the “Elements of a Strategy for a Non-catastrophic Transition”:

1.  Promote awareness of the unavoidability of the transformation.

2.  Foster construction of a guiding vision of a workable society built around the

new image of man and new social paradigm.

3.  Foster a period of experimentation and tolerance for diverse alternatives

4.  Encourage a politics of righteousness and a heightened sense of public responsibilities of the private sector…A politics of righteousness might have been laudable in any generation; it may be indispensable for safe passage through the times just ahead.

5.  Promote systematic exploration of, and foster education regarding, man’s inner life, his subjective experience.

6.  Plan adequate social controls for the transition period while safeguarding against longer-term losses of freedom…Regulation and restraint of behavior will be necessary in order to hold the society together while it goes around a difficult corner.

There must be a new economics to deal with the “new scarcities.”   Arguing for corporate America to adopt a humanitarian aspect, the argument is made for an alternative “new socialism,” where important sectors like energy might be nationalized for the good of the country, and greater pressure put upon corporations to mandate a sort of social awareness of employee needs, as much as shareholder profits.

“The appropriate question may be not so much how to bring about a transformation…but rather how to facilitate a non-catastrophic transformation.” [page 195]

“Construct a guiding version of a workable society, built around a new positive image of humankind and corresponding vision of a suitable social paradigm.  As the old order shows increasing signs of falling apart, some adequate vision of what may be simultaneously building is urgently needed for mobilization of constructive effort.  The guiding vision has to include some way of providing for full and valued participation in the economic and social affairs of the community and society, especially for those who are physically and mentally able to contribute but find themselves in a state of unwilling idleness and deterioration of spirit.”

Despite all the report’s shortcomings and its hypocrisy, it does make some sound observations about what is needed for our immediate survival.  We should take it as a guide to what our government knows about the coming mega-crisis and a template to help us see what changes we could make if there were truly a new economy, a new social contract, a new American state.  For it is obvious to all those who take the time to look, that we are headed into a period of national freefall, when American society plunges head first, into a dark abyss of uncertainty, as the old order passes away, and the New World Order rushes in to fill the void.

We are seeing the planned collapse of America, coming down the road we are on.  What are we going to do to get our nation off that highway to hell?

peter.chamberlin@hotmail.com

 

PLO Calls for International Troops in Gaza

Israel is America’s attack dog.

American puppet Abbas first offered to take control after Hamas was eliminated, now he pushes the solution that will make Israel’s problems our problems, permanently.  Israel needs someone to police the decimated occupation zone, to free-up its troops for more criminal assaults on other Arab neighbors.

[SEE: American Military Bases In Israel, for NATO Peacekeepers?]

PLO Calls for International Troops in Gaza

The Palestinians’ umbrella organization Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Monday called for the deployment of international troops in Gaza to protect it from “Israeli crimes” amid a massive bombardment that has killed at least 318 people.

“The executive committee of the PLO has called for the deployment of an international force in the Gaza Strip to protect the Palestinian people from Israeli crimes,” Tayeb Abdelrahim, a senior aide to president Mahmud Abbas, told reporters.

“President Abbas is deploying intense efforts within the international community to protect our people and stop the massacres,” he said.

Hamas routed forces loyal to Abbas from the Gaza Strip in June 2007 after a week of deadly clashes that split the Palestinian leadership in two, with the secular Western-backed president controlling the West Bank and the Western-shunned Islamists running Gaza.

Hamas has always opposed the deployment of outside forces in Gaza.(AFP)

Israeli Patrol Boat Rams Aid Ship off Gaza

Israeli Patrol Boat Rams Aid Ship off Gaza

The Israeli navy rammed a boat loaded with medical supplies that was trying to break its blockade of the Gaza Strip, the pro-Palestinian charity operating the vessel said Tuesday.

No one was injured in the collision between the patrol boat and the 20-meter Dignity, which was trying to take three ton of medical supplies into Gaza on day four of Israeli air strikes on the Palestinian territory.

Israeli army radio said the boat — operated by the Free Gaza Movement — ignored both orders to turn around and warning shots across its bow before it was rammed.

The Free Gaza Movement, which has ran the blockade six times since August to take humanitarian supplies into Gaza, said the vessel could still sail after the ramming.

Paul Laurdee, one of the group’s founders, told AFP the Dignity had been “surrounded” in international waters about 70 kilometers off the Israeli coast and 135 kilometers from Gaza.

“It was surrounded by 11 Israeli naval vessels,” he said.

“They ordered the boat to stop, and we didn’t. They began firing over our boat and into the waters next to the boat. When the boat wouldn’t turn back, one of the naval vessels rammed the boat, but not enough to disable the boat.”

On its website, the Free Gaza Movement said the Dignity was on a “mission of mercy” carrying three ton of medical supplies “donated by the people of Cyprus,” from where it set off on Monday.

“Our people are communicating with the Israelis as to what’s next,” Laurdee told AFP.

“We will try to dock in Egypt or in Lebanon, or all the way back to Cyprus. But there is doubt about fuel on board and whether they can make it all the way back to Cyprus as normally we refuel in Gaza.”(AFP)

Mossad Matron Wants World to Share In Guilt for Crimes Against Humanity

Israeli Tanks Massed Near Gaza, Livni Wants International Backing for the Attack

Israeli tanks were massed at the Gaza border on Sunday as warplanes again pounded Hamas targets in the densely populated enclave as Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni urged the international community to cast blame on Hamas.

“I expect the international community, including the entire Arab world, to send a clear message to Hamas: ‘It is your fault. It’s your responsibility. You’re the one who’s being condemned,'” she told NBC’s Meet the Press in reference to the attack that has killed nearly 300 people in less than two days.

Dozens of tanks and personnel carriers idled at several points near the border after Israel warned it could launch a ground offensive in addition to its massive air blitz.

Hamas responded to the ongoing bombardment by firing rockets the farthest yet into Israel, with one striking not far from Ashdod, Israel’s second-largest port, some 30 kilometers (18 miles) north of Gaza. It caused no casualties, medics said.

The Islamist movement accused Israel of “committing a holocaust as the whole world watches and doesn’t lift a finger to stop.”

“The Palestinian resistance reserves the right to hit back at this aggression with martyr operations,” spokesman Fawzi Barhum told reporters, referring to suicide bombings which Hamas hasn’t carried out against Israel since January 2005.

Britain and Russia joined the growing international chorus for a halt to the violence.

Pope Benedict XVI implored the international community to do “all it can to help the Israelis and Palestinians on this dead-end road… and not to give in to the perverse logic of confrontation and violence.”

But Israeli Defense Minster Ehud Barak vowed to “expand and deepen” the bombing blitz, unleashed in retaliation for persistent rocket fire by militant groups.

“If it’s necessary to deploy ground forces to defend our citizens, we will do so,” his spokesman quoted him as saying.

The cabinet gave the green light to call up 6,500 reserve soldiers, a senior official told reporters after the meeting.

Warplanes continued to pound the impoverished and overcrowded territory of 1.5 million people, where many streets were deserted and schools and shops stayed shut as hundreds of funerals were held.

Jets bombed a series of tunnels on Gaza’s border with Egypt — a lifeline for Hamas used for smuggling in goods and weapons into the enclave, which has been virtually sealed by Israel since the Islamists violently seized power in June 2007.

At least two people were killed in the bombing.

Dozens of Gazans tried to break through the border into Egypt following the strikes, but were stopped by Egyptian police firing into the air, said an Egyptian security official.

Businesses in the occupied West Bank, including annexed Arab east Jerusalem, observed a strike in protest at the onslaught that one Palestinian human rights group called “the bloodiest day in the history of the (Israeli) occupation.”

Since early Saturday, at least 300 people have been killed and more than 600 wounded, medics said.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said the campaign was launched “in order to regain a normal life for the citizens in the south who have suffered for many years from incessant rocket, mortar and terror attacks.”

The Israeli bombardment has sparked widespread international concern.

In New York, the UN Security Council called for an “immediate halt to all violence” and urged all sides “to stop immediately all military activities.”

In Rome, the pope said that “the terrestrial homeland of Jesus cannot continue to be the witness of such bloodshed which is repeated ad infinitum.”

Egypt, which had brokered a six-month truce between Israel and Hamas that expired on December 19, said it was trying to negotiate a new ceasefire.

But a senior Israeli official told AFP that “we have our goals and our timetable and we don’t seek mediation.”

Israel’s main ally Washington has blamed Hamas “thugs” for provoking the offensive by firing rockets into the Jewish state from Gaza, and urged Israel to avoid causing civilian casualties.

The Israeli offensive sparked protests in the occupied West Bank, where one demonstrator was killed in clashes with police. More than 50,000 rallied in Egypt and hundreds in Dubai.

Israel unleashed “Operation Cast Lead” against Hamas in the middle of Saturday morning, with some 60 warplanes hitting more than 50 targets in just a few minutes.

By Sunday, some 230 targets had been hit, the military said.

Hamas has responded by firing more than 90 rockets and mortar rounds at Israel, killing one man and wounding a handful of other people.

Army chief Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi told the cabinet on Sunday that half of Hamas’s rocket launch sites were destroyed in the initial wave of Israeli attacks.

The Israeli blitz came after days of spiraling violence since the expiry of the Gaza truce. It comes less than two months before snap parliamentary elections in Israel called for February 10.(AFP)

Nasrallah for Serial Uprisings in Arab and Muslim Worlds

Nasrallah for Serial Uprisings in Arab and Muslim Worlds

Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Monday urged Arab and Muslim peoples to launch “uprisings” in support of Gaza and urged President Michel Suleiman to work for holding an Arab Summit that aims at ending the Israeli aggression on Gaza.
Nasrallah, addressing a rally in south Beirut in support of Gaza, also predicted that Israel would fail in defeating Hamas.

He said an Israeli incursion into Gaza would be “confronted by resistance fighters and the Israelis would start sustaining casualties.”

Tens of thousands of Hizbullah supporters stood under pouring rain to protest Israel’s assault on Gaza.

The rally was by far the largest protest in the Arab world, where outrage over Israel’s air strikes has been strong since Israel first launched the assault Saturday.

The Israeli war in Gaza, according to Nasrallah, is “not against Hamas, but against the Palestinian people.”

He urged Suleiman to play a “central role” in calling for the holding of an Arab Summit Conference on Gaza, charging that some Arab leaders are trying to “block” it.

“President Suleiman enjoys a unanimous Lebanese call for ending the aggression. This allows him to call for holding the summit without provoking sensitivities,” Nasrallah noted.

Nasrallah also said Suleiman should “reflect solidarity with Gaza at the summit and should avoid siding with this regime or that.”

He said the United States “would not mind if an Islamist faction ruled an Arab state. What matters is the stand that this faction adopts on Israel and its readiness to succumb to America.”

He urged his followers to remain on alert in case needed to confront any possible Israeli attack.

Egypt Accuses Nasrallah of Declaring War, Vows to Confront

Egypt Accuses Nasrallah of Declaring War, Vows to Confront

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit on Monday accused Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah of “declaring war on the Egyptian people.”

Abul Gheit, responding to Nasrallah’s address on Sunday without naming him, vowed that “the Egyptian people would confront this war.”

“Someone yesterday called on the Egyptian people to take to the streets and create an atmosphere of anarchy. In other words, they want an atmosphere of anarchy similar to the one they created in their own country,” Abul Gheit told a press conference in Ankara.

“This person (Nasrallah) also called on the Egyptian armed forces, but he is not aware of the situation,” Abul Gheit said after talks with his Turkish counterpart Ali Babacan.

“If you do not know, let me tell you that the Egyptian armed forces are tasked with defending Egypt. If need be, they will also protect Egypt against people like you,” he told Nasrallah.

Abul Gheit also underlined that the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and Gaza was open for dispatching humanitarian supplies and receiving wounded Palestinians.

In a televised address on Sunday, Nasrallah urged Egyptians to take to the streets “in millions” to force the government to open the Rafah crossing to Gaza, arguing that security forces could not take actions against such a large turnout.

“I am not calling for a coup in Egypt… but if you (the Egyptian leadership) do not open the Rafah crossing, if you do not help the Palestinian people, you will be considered accomplices in the massacre and the blockade,” added Nasrallah.(AFP-Naharnet)

It Takes a Long Time to Kill Thousands of Uncivilized Goyim (cattle)

Israel ready for Gaza offensive to last

weeks: minister

JERUSALEM (AFP) — Israel is ready to carry on with its deadly offensive against Hamas in the battered Gaza Strip for weeks, Deputy Defence Minister Matan Vilnai told public radio on Tuesday.

“We are ready for a prolonged conflict and for weeks of combat,” he said.

“Hamas still has around 100 rockets, but it is getting weaker by the day and we have to bring about a fundamental change to the security situation in the south of Israel.”

Infrastructure Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer told army radio: “We want a new reality to be created in the south of Israel, so that its residents can accompany their children to school and go to work without fearing rocket fire.

“Hamas must understand that it must stop firing rockets,” he said. “We want that the fire stop completely for years and we will continue this war to the very end.”

He warned however that “those who think that Hamas can be eradicated are mistaken.”

Israel unleashed its deadly bombardment of Hamas targets in Gaza on Saturday in retaliation for persistent rocket fire from the territory.

The blitz has killed at least 360 Palestinians and wounded 1,690, according to medics. At least 57 of the dead are civilians, according to the UN.

Gaza militants have fired more than 250 rockets into Israel since Saturday, killing four people — three civilians and one soldier — and wounding several dozen others, according to medics.

Shock, Awe and Lies: The Truth Behind the Israeli Attack on Gaza

Shock, Awe and Lies: The Truth Behind the Israeli Attack on Gaza

Chris Floyd

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December 29, 2008

Here is a simple, stone cold fact. You cannot read or hear the truth about what is happening in Gaza from any corporate media in the United States. The only thing you will find there are regurgitations of Israeli spin, which are themselves only regurgitations of the kind of spin that American militarists have put on their own depredations — for centuries now. Up and down the American media and political establishments, you will find nothing but bleatings about Israel being “forced” to launch its vicious blunderbuss attacks against heavily populated Gaza because of the “recent spate of Hamas bombings” since the end of a six-month ceasefire.

This is of course a damnable and deliberate lie. Papers in Israel — in Israel, but not the United States — are reporting the truth: the murderous assault on Gaza was planned not only before the six-month ceasefire ended — it was planned before the cease-fire even took effect. Indeed, the cease-fire was part of the military plan to decimate the civilian areas of Gaza; it was a hoax, a scam, a deliberate feint to buy time for military preparations — precisely the same strategy followed by the Bush Regime (and its bipartisan Establishment supporters) in “going to the UN” to seek a “peaceful solution” to the “Iraqi crisis” — when the invasion was already in the works.

Haaretz reports on the Israel’s deceit in the latest outrage, in the aptly titled piece, “Disinformation, secrecy and lies: How the Gaza offensive came about”:

Long-term preparation, careful gathering of information, secret discussions, operational deception and the misleading of the public – all these stood behind the Israel Defense Forces “Cast Lead” operation against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, which began Saturday morning. he disinformation effort, according to defense officials, took Hamas by surprise and served to significantly increase the number of its casualties in the strike.

Sources in the defense establishment said Defense Minister Ehud Barak instructed the Israel Defense Forces to prepare for the operation over six months ago, even as Israel was beginning to negotiate a ceasefire agreement with Hamas. According to the sources, Barak maintained that although the lull would allow Hamas to prepare for a showdown with Israel, the Israeli army needed time to prepare, as well..


The story also notes that the recent racheting of tension was sparked, deliberately, by a heavy-handed Israeli incursion into Gaza:

The plan of action that was implemented in Operation Cast Lead remained only a blueprint until a month ago, when tensions soared after the IDF carried out an incursion into Gaza during the ceasefire to take out a tunnel which the army said was intended to facilitate an attack by Palestinian militants on IDF troops….

While Barak was working out the final details with the officers responsible for the operation, Livni went to Cairo to inform Egypt’s president, Hosni Mubarak, that Israel had decided to strike at Hamas. In parallel, Israel continued to send out disinformation in announcing it would open the crossings to the Gaza Strip and that Olmert would decide whether to launch the strike following three more deliberations on Sunday – one day after the actual order to launch the operation was issued.

“Hamas evacuated all its headquarter personnel after the cabinet meeting on Wednesday,” one defense official said, “but the organization sent its people back in when they heard that everything was put on hold until Sunday.”


Not only did this deception lead Hamas to send its officials back to work — it also meant that there was no general warning to the masses of civilians packed like sardines into Gaza’s hellish confines. It meant that civilian casualties would be maximized — especially when the initial assault was launched in the middle of the day, with thousands of schoolchildren out at their lesson.

As Glenn Greenwald notes, Israel’s massive bombing of civilian areas — even if couched in terms of “retaliation” for scattershot strikes on Israeli territory by a political faction — constitutes “a clear violation of the Geneva Conventions.” Greenwald also adroitly turns Barack Obama’s campaign kowtowing to Israeli militarism on its head:

[Obama on the campaign trail]: “The first job of any nation state is to protect its citizens. And so I can assure you that if — I don’t even care if I was a politician — if somebody was sending rockets into my house where my two daughters sleep at night, I’m going to do everything in my power to stop that. And I would expect Israelis to do the same thing.”


Can’t the exact same mentality be deployed to justify everything Hamas has done and is doing, to wit:  “if a foreign power were brutally occupying my country for four decades — or blockading my country and denying my children medical needs and nutrition and the ability even to exit — I’m going to do everything in my power to stop that.  And I would expect Palestinians to do the same thing”?  But the last thing that our political class ever extends is reciprocal, two-sided analysis to this dispute.


What is the ultimate context of this carnage? The fact that the Arab inhabitants of Palestine had their land taken away from them by force — not in some ancient, historic era, but within the lifetime of many thousands of Palestinians still living. I hold no brief for Hamas; like the Angry Arab, whose coverage of the conflict has been relentless and penetrating, I don’t care for any party based on religious extremism. But as Greenwald notes, every action taken by Hamas and other Palestinian resistance groups could be characterized as “retaliation” for the theft of their land, not to mention the war crime of collective punishment and genocidal blockades visited upon the Occupied Territories for years.

But there is not a single peep of this perspective from America’s ruling class and its media courtiers. Of course, it is a bit much to expect a nation which itself was built on land theft, repression and slaughter to see anything wrong or “disproportionate” in Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians. What else are you supposed to do when those dang heathen savages come around with their war parties and tomahawks, trying to get back the land that God Almighty has granted to good white folk?

Meanwhile, here’s what Israel’s “Manifest Destiny” looks like on the ground in Gaza. From the Maan News Agency (via the Angry Arab, as was the photo above):

Death shrouds the hallways of Gaza City’s Ash-Shifa medical compound Saturday, its smell creeping in from all corners. mputated bodies are strewn throughout hallways because morgues in the city can no longer accommodate the dead. In one corner a man stands with his seven year old son in a cardboard box because the hospital ran out of sheets to cover the dead with. This is how he will carry him home and bury him. Another man stands dazed, in shock after watching his son Mohammed killed during his graduation ceremony at the de facto police headquarters. The father of one of Mohammed’s classmates stood next to his son as he was decapitated. The man is still screaming.

In the packed hospital waiting room a mother sits silently staring into the distance; her son was pronounced dead shortly after she brought him in… Forty-year-old mother Nawal Al-Lad’a did not find the bodies of her two sons in the medical compound, so she left to look amid the rubble.

Husam Farajallah, a university student, was at the hospital collecting the body of his relative. He called what happened in Gaza a “black day” in the lives of all Palestinians, and wondered how the world could watch and do nothing.

Medics in Gaza confirmed that the majority of those killed in the day’s attacks were civilians, including men, women and children. Most were cut to pieces, making the job of doctors and medics difficult, and the task of giving bodies back to families painful and gruesome. The medics working in the field continue to dig up bodies from the densely populated urban areas of Gaza City.

The scenes remind many Palestinians of the images that came out of the Sabra and Shatila massacres from Beirut in 1982, when thousands of Palestinians were killed by the Lebanese Phalangist militia.

As the death toll climbs and no word on a halt to the attacks has come from Israel, Gazans fear for their lives and loved ones.

IAF uses new US-supplied smart bombs (bunker busters)

IAF uses new US-supplied smart bomb

The Israel Air Force used a new bunker-buster missile that it received recently from the United States in strikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, The Jerusalem Post learned on Sunday.

Post’s Yaakov Katz analyzes the IDF’s next moves

The missile, called GBU-39, was developed in recent years by the US as a small-diameter bomb for low-cost, high-precision and low collateral damage strikes.

Israel received approval from Congress to purchase 1,000 units in September and defense officials said on Sunday that the first shipment had arrived earlier this month and was used successfully in penetrating underground Kassam launchers in the Gaza Strip during the heavy aerial bombardment of Hamas infrastructure on Saturday. It was also used in Sunday’s bombing of tunnels in Rafah.

The GPS-guided GBU-39 is said to be one of the most accurate bombs in the world. The 113-kg. bomb has the same penetration capabilities as a normal 900-kg. bomb, although it has only 22.7 kg. of explosives. At just 1.75 meters long, its small size increases the number of bombs an aircraft can carry and the number of targets it can attack in a sortie.

Tests conducted in the US have proven that the bomb is capable of penetrating at least 90 cm. of steel-reinforced concrete. The GBU-39 can be used in adverse weather conditions and has a standoff range of more than 110 km. due to pop-out wings.

Also Sunday, Military Intelligence’s Psychological Warfare Department broke into radio broadcasts in Gaza and warned Palestinian civilians not to cooperate with Hamas terrorist activity.

Palestinians reported that they received phone calls to their cellular phones and landlines from the IDF. The phone call, the Palestinians said, conveyed a recorded message ordering the immediate evacuation of homes that were next to Hamas infrastructure or being used by the terrorist organization.

On Sunday, head of the Gaza Coordination and Liaison Administration Col. Moshe Levy was interviewed by several Arab news outlets during which he stressed that Israel was not against the Palestinian public in Gaza but was operating against Hamas.

Defense officials said Sunday that Israel would, however, not hesitate to target the homes of civilians who protected Hamas terrorists throughout the operation.

“We will go after every Hamas operative, no matter where he is,” one official said. “We urge the Palestinians not to cooperate with terrorists.”

President Medvedev orders aid to Russians in Gaza

President Medvedev orders aid to Russians in Gaza

President Dmitry Medvedev ordered on Monday the Foreign Ministry to provide aid to Russians in the Gaza Strip and evacuate them if necessary amid Israel’s military attack on the Palestinian region.

Israel began massive airstrikes on Gaza on Saturday in response to rocket and mortar fire by Hamas militants on southern Israel. Tel Aviv has mobilized up to 6,500 reservists and deployed tanks on Gaza’s edge in preparation for a possible ground offensive on the coastal enclave of 1.5 million Palestinians.

Following the president’s instructions, the Foreign and Emergency Situations ministries are considering how to provide aid or carry out evacuations.

“We are working out the details of a plan to provide assistance to Russians [in Gaza] and to evacuate them if necessary,” a Foreign Ministry spokesman told RIA Novosti.

There are at least 250 Russian citizens in the Gaza Strip, most of them wives and children of Palestinians who studied in Russian universities.

The Russian envoy to the Palestinian National Administration said on Monday there had been no reports of casualties among Russians in Gaza so far.

“We have an evacuation plan in case of an emergency. If we perceive that the situation becomes threatening, we will evacuate them via Jordan as we did before,” Sergei Kozlov said.

Russian diplomats organized an emergency evacuation of Russian residents of Gaza in 2007 at the height of clashes between Fatah and Hamas militants. At that time, over 100 Russians were transported to Jordan via Israel and flown to Moscow by an emergencies ministry plane.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Monday warned Russians against visiting popular pilgrimage sites in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

“The Russian Foreign Ministry recommends that Russian citizens refrain from visiting these regions until the Israeli-Palestinian confrontation is over and situation is normal,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, 310 Palestinians were killed and another 1,450 were wounded by Israeli airstrikes on Gaza in the last three days.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged on Sunday an end to military actions in the Gaza Strip and stressed the need to allow humanitarian aid into the enclave.

Barack Obama: The Naked Emperor

Barack Obama: The Naked Emperor By David Icke

Barack Obama: The Naked Emperor

By David Icke

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I am writing this in the last days of 2008 as I watch with dismay as vast numbers of people across the world, including many who should know better, have been duped by the mind-game called Operation Obama.

Even people with some understanding of the conspiracy have said things like: ‘Well, at least he’s not Bush’ and ‘Well, at least it’s great to see such a new spirit of hope’. No, he’s not Bush – he’s potentially far more dangerous; and what is the use of a spirit of ‘hope’ if it’s based on a lie? In fact, what use is ‘hope’ at all?

Obama’s wife, Michelle, who I wouldn’t trust to tell me the date in a calendar factory, said that ‘everything begins and ends with hope’. Utter nonsense. Hope is a meaningless emotion because its fruits are always in the future and, by definition, never in the NOW.

Hope is like riding a carousel horse; no matter how fast you go you never get closer to the one in front. The idea, however, is to persuade you to stay on the horse, despite the evitable disappointment, in the ‘hope’ that things will change. But they don’t because the very system is designed to prevent it.

That’s the way ‘hope’ is employed by the dastardly and devious – take the crap we are giving you now in the ‘hope’ that things will get better (but we know they won’t). Barack Obama is a purveyor of ‘hope’ because his masters want the people to accept what they are given now in the hope that good times will come.

Just do what we demand, oops, sorry, Barack demands, and in return he’ll inspire you to hope that it is all leading to the Promised Land. It isn’t, but, by the time you realise that, it’s too late.

What terrifies the manipulators is that people will abandon hope, as a future, sometime-never projection, and start to demand fairness, justice and freedom now. To avoid this nightmare they need to keep those desires as something to aspire to, not to actually have.

Thus, their man, Obama, sells ‘hope’ as a diversion technique, a holding position, to keep the masses from truly rebelling. We have no job, no food on the table and our home has been foreclosed, but at least we have ‘hope’. Phew, thank goodness for that.

‘I’m hungry, mum, can I have some hope, please?’

‘I’m so sorry, darling, you can’t have hope today, only tomorrow – hope is always tomorrow.’

So will I eat tomorrow, mum?’

‘We can hope so now, dear, but when we get to tomorrow, we can only hope it’s the next day.’

On and on it goes. That’s how ‘hope’ works. Or rather doesn’t.

Obama’s predominant mantra has been ‘change’. Indeed, his massively-funded, record-breaking campaign was based on that one word – change. This is a technique used by Bill Clinton and many others and it is highly effective because, at any point, the system ensures that most people are not happy with the way life is. So, when you don’t like the status quo, ‘change’ can be a potent message, even if, like Obama, you don’t say what it means.

It has been vital to his success, and that of his controllers, that he has never specified what his ‘hope’, ‘change’, and that other mind-control trigger-word, ‘believe’, were referring to in terms of policy and the way society in general will be affected. Hope for what? Change what? Believe in what? To answer those questions with specifics would have been fatal to Obama’s appeal.

I studied the military/government mind-control programmes and techniques in great detail for many years during the late-1990s and across 2000, and the Obama ‘phenomenon’ is the most blatant mass-mind control operation you could wish to see.

At its core the plan has been to make Obama the focus of everything you hope for, believe in and want to change. This is why it has been crucial for him not to specify and detail what is meant by his ‘hope, ‘change’ and ‘believe’.

However, I can tell you what those words mean in the context of the Obama mind-game. They mean whatever you decide they mean or want them to mean. The idea is for you to project all that you stand for onto him and so he becomes the symbol of you and how you see the world. Specifics would destroy that ‘I am whatever you want me to be’ scenario and so you don’t get any detail, just ‘hope’, ‘change’, and ‘believe’.

They don’t want him to be seen only as ‘the Messiah’; they also want him to be Abraham Lincoln, JFK, or Buddha – anyone you choose to project on him, for he is a blank page, blank screen and empty suit. Obama is a make-your-own, do-it-yourself leader, a projection of your own mind. (If you are still asleep, that is. If you are in any way awake, he’s an open book.)

See the video How Obama Got Elected to see how easy it is to manipulate the masses. It’s child’s play.


‘I am whatever you want me to be, for I am just a projection of you. And I got a big smile, see.’

There is no more powerful way of manipulating people than to tell them what they want to hear and to keep shtum about anything they wouldn’t like. Double-glazing salesmen are trained to pick up in general conversation what their target likes and dislikes and to respond accordingly in the way the product is sold. The technique is simply to tell the potential buyer what you have gleaned they want to be told.

Obama comes from the same stable, but on a massively bigger scale and with a whole network of advisors and controllers steeped in the art of manipulating minds, opinions and actions.

Obama’s written-for-him speeches are not from the heart, but from the autocue. The ‘heart’ bit comes from extensive training and his Bill Clintonesque ability to ‘mean it when he says it’, a state of delivery that goes beyond mere acting. Tony Blair was trained in the same way.

But if you take a step back and look at these people dispassionately you can clearly see the techniques they consciously employ. Blair is the most blatant fraud in the way he delivers a line, stops in mid-sentence for emphasis and looks down for fake emotional effect. Obama is a little more slick, but, from where I have been looking this past year, not much. And how have people not seen those cold eyes just above the painted smile?

You can watch his mind working, turning between autocue screens to his left and right, then straight down the camera for his key messages. From-the-heart orators don’t do that; they are too immersed in what they are feeling and saying to give even a passing thought to where they are looking or how the line is delivered.

I worked in television for more than a decade, often reading autocue while a director spoke in my ear telling me what cameras to look at. I have, since the early 1990s, spoken my truth on public stages across the world. I know, therefore, the difference between artificial autocue delivery and body language and talking from the heart without a script. Obama, I repeat, is coming from the autocue, not the heart.

Obama’s speeches are a mass of mind-control techniques and Neuro-Linguistic-Programming, or NLP, and they are carefully constructed to implant beliefs and perceptions into the mind of the viewer. Click here for a description of his psycho-babble, headed An Examination of Obama’s Use of Hidden Hypnosis Techniques in His Speeches.

As I keep emphasising, the whole Obama circus is an exercise in mass mind control and it has been so successful because so many people live their lives in a permanent state of trance. All of which brings me to the parallels with Nazi Germany, fascist Italy and similar regimes throughout history.

Obama may not look like Hitler, nor sound like Hitler, but the themes are just the same. Germany was in a terrible state economically and militarily in the 1930s in the aftermath of the First World War and the reparations inflicted on the country by the Rothschild/Illuminati-controlled Versailles ‘Peace’ Conference in 1919.

From amid the chaos came the man that Germans saw then in much the same way that so many see Obama today. His name was Adolf Hitler and his oratory and rhetoric, again supported by a ritualistic presentation founded on mind-control techniques, made him appear to be the German ‘messiah’, the German Obama.

Hitler promised ‘change’, ‘hope’ and something to ‘believe in’ amidst the consequences of war and financial collapse. He spoke to vast rallies of adoring followers and a mass movement emerged in support of Hitler’s vision of a new tomorrow.

As the writer Webster Tarpley points out, fascism in its true sense is not just a Police State imposed by a tiny hierarchy. It might end up like that, but first it is brought to power by a mass movement from within the people who have no understanding of what the ‘change’, hope’ and ‘believe’ they are being offered really means. They just know that they want some because, as with Obama, they make it mean what they want it to mean. Only later do they see, to their horror, what they have signed up for.

Obama’s America …

… Hitler’s Germany.

There may seem to be a world of difference, but the techniques are just the same.

Obama is far more dangerous than Bush because he can sell a line to those who are in the trance while Boy Bush could not do that on anything like the same scale. Bush was a transparent idiot with no communication skills who needed massive fraud at the polls to get him officially ‘elected’. He could never be the figurehead to inspire a mass movement of the people to support some vacuous ‘hope’, ‘change’ and ‘believe’ when they don’t even know what those words are supposed to mean.

But Obama clearly can, because he has.

One of ‘his’ (his controllers’) prime targets are the young, just as they were with the Nazis and the Hitler Youth Movement. If you think this parallel is far-fetched then have a look at this video to see how extreme Obama worship has already become for some young people. Hitler Youth was just the same. Click here to watch …

In line with this theme, the WorldNetDaily website reported:

‘The official website of President-Elect Barack Obama, Change.gov, originally announced that Obama would “require” all middle school through college students to participate in community service programs; but after a flurry of blogs protested children being drafted into Obama’s proposed youth corps, the website’s wording was softened.

Originally, under the tab “America Serves”, Change.gov read, “President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in under served schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps.

“Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year,” the site announced.’

For the full story, click here …

Obama said in a speech in July 2008 in Colorado Springs that he wanted to see a ‘civilian national security force’ that would be as powerful and well-funded as the Marines, Navy and Air Force. As Joseph Farah, founder of WorldNetDaily, wrote:

‘If we’re going to create some kind of national police force as big, powerful and well funded as our combined U.S. military forces, isn’t this rather a big deal? I thought Democrats generally believed the U.S. spent too much on the military.

How is it possible their candidate is seeking to create some kind of massive but secret national police force that will be even bigger than the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force put together? Is Obama serious about creating some kind of domestic security force bigger and more expensive than that? If not, why did he say it? What did he mean?’

Obama meant, amid the flowery words, that he’s not in favour of either peace or freedom. He is a front-man demagogue for the same force that controlled Boy Bush, Clinton, Father Bush, Reagan, Carter, ad infinitum; but the difference is that he has been hyped to such hysterical proportions that he will be allowed to get away with far more than they were, at least until reality dawns on the mass ranks of his hypnotised supporters. And, clearly, that could take some time.

The cabal will be anxious to squeeze every minute from Obama’s honeymoon period and we can expect to see events move quickly after his inauguration in January.

When I was a journalist 30 years ago, I came across a technique that some tabloid newspaper reporters would use to get someone to speak with them. They would work in pairs with the first one knocking on the door of some distressed family who didn’t want to talk with the media. He would tell them he was from a newspaper he didn’t really work for and treat them with aggression and contempt to make them even more upset.

He would then leave and his colleague would knock on the door, tell them the real newspaper he was from, and act like Mr. Nice Guy. He would say that he understood completely how upsetting the other man must have been, but ‘if you will only speak to me exclusively I will make sure that the other man, nor anyone like him, won’t bother you again’. They usually agreed and the scam was complete.

Much the same thing is happening with regard to Bush and Obama. The Neoconservative ‘Republican’ wing of the Illuminati controlled Bush for eight years and led the country into foreign wars and financial chaos (bad guy/problem); now the ‘Democratic’ wing, led by the infamous Zbigniew Brzezinski, has brought forth the ‘saviour’, Barack Obama, to lead us into the sunshine with ‘hope’ and ‘change’ (good guy/solution).

Hence even some more aware people say: ‘At least he’s not Bush’.

Apart from the unspecified ‘hope, ‘change’ and ‘believe’, few have any idea what Obama’s policies will be. Public perception comes from having an ‘image’ of him, or a self-projection, not the fine print because Obama doesn’t do fine print until the votes are cast and even then he will hide it in his windbag words.

There is an ‘image’ that Obama is against war, but no he’s not. He says he’s against the invasion of Iraq, though we’ll see what he does about that in office. How can a man calling for more troops, including European troops, to be sent to Afghanistan be against war? He has also said he is prepared to bomb Pakistan and use military force to stop Iran building nuclear weapons and he has appointed Hillary ‘Let’s bomb ’em’ Clinton (Bilderberg Group, Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations) as Secretary of State and re-appointed Bush’s ‘Let’s bomb ’em’ Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates (Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign Relations). So that’s the ‘change we can believe in’, then.

Obama isn’t against war at all and, if his controllers have their way, he will engage the US in even more foreign conflicts with the troops sent to their deaths, and the deaths of their targets, on a wave of oratory from the dark suit with the black face who would never go where he’s sending them.

He claims to be a ‘uniter’, which is exactly what Bush said about himself before he came to office, but unity in and of itself is not the issue. Nazi Germany had unity in the early years of the war, but was that a good thing? What matters is what the unity is designed to achieve and Obama’s much-vaunted ‘unity’ is to ‘inspire’ a mass movement to support the Orwellian plans of the Illuminati.

His constant rhetoric about ‘bringing people together’ can be used to justify the ‘coming together’ of the United States, Canada and Mexico in the North American Union; it can be used to concede America’s sovereignty to the ‘coming together’ of the ‘world community’ (world dictatorship); it can be used to unite the believers in their opposition and condemnation of non-believers, which is precisely what happened in Nazi Germany with the book-burning and violent suppression of those who challenged the Hitler regime.

The potential of Obama Mania is endless when it comes to selling fascism as ‘hope, change’, ‘freedom’ and a ‘New America’, or ‘New World’ [Order].

Bush and Cheney were transparent warmongers and would always have struggled to bring in the draft, the compulsory enlistment of people into the military against their will. But it would not be as difficult for Obama in the current climate. For goodness sake, he’s already talking about compulsory community service for middle school, high school and college students and creating a peoples’ army in America.

That’s why I say Obama is far more dangerous to freedom than Bush. In the last eight years Bush could only get part of the way to fascism – Obama has the potential to finish the job, for all the reasons I have mentioned and more.

You only have to look at the cabal behind Obama, and those he has already appointed to his administration team, to see what his ‘change’ is truly planned to be. His mentor, svengali and main controller is Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor, and the co-founder, with David Rockefeller, of the Illuminati’s Trilateral Commission.

Brzezinski has admitted publicly that he began to fund and train what he would call today ‘terrorists’ in Afghanistan to oppose the Soviet-controlled government in the capital, Kabul, in the late 1970s. The idea, he said, was to entice the Soviet Union to invade Afghanistan to protect the Kabul regime and thus give the rival superpower ‘their Vietnam’. The plan worked at the cost of a million Afghan lives during the Soviet occupation from 1979 to 1989, a consequence that troubles Brzezinski not at all.

Brzezinski’s ‘freedom fighters’ would become known as the ‘Mujahideen’ and later the Taliban and what is claimed to be ‘Al-Qaeda’. This is the man behind ‘anti-war’, Barack Obama. It was common knowledge that President Carter would do nothing involving foreign policy without the okay from Brzezinski, the co-founder of the Trilateral Commission which chose Carter for president.

It is one of many great ironies of the Obama presidency that he is demanding massive troop reinforcements to be sent to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban terrorists who were initially armed, trained and organised by Brzezinski, the man behind Obama. As Morpheus says in The Matrix: ‘Fate, it seems, is not without its sense of irony’.

But then, in Brzezinski’s case, it is not ‘fate’, but cold calculation that has brought it all about. The Poland-born Brzezinski has a fierce hatred of Russia and that is still one of his key targets, together with China.

And if they are Brzezinski’s targets, they are Obama’s targets.

The Trilateral Commission and the wider Brzezinski network, including Illuminati fronts like the Ford Foundation, have now chosen Obama and the situation will be the same. Brzezinski will call the shots; Obama’s job is simply to sell them to the people. This is rather alarming when you think that Brzezinski wants to trigger a war involving Russia and China.  ‘Obama’s’ policies come straight from Brzezinski’s books. Here is one Brzezinski quote you might recognise and it was made before Obama ran for president:

‘Needed social reassessment … can be encouraged by deliberate civic education that stresses the notion of service to a higher cause than oneself. As some have occasionally urged, a major step in that direction would be the adoption of an obligatory period of national service for every young adult, perhaps involving a variety of congressionally approved domestic or foreign good works.’

Now where have I heard that before?

As an Illuminati operative, Brzezinski’s aim is to create a world government, central bank, currency and army – a global dictatorship – underpinned by a microchipped population connected to a global computer/satellite system. He wrote a book in 1970, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, in which he described the global society that he and the Illuminati seek to impose:

‘The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities.’

He also said in the same book nearly 40 years ago:

‘Today we are again witnessing the emergence of transnational elites … [Whose] ties cut across national boundaries … It is likely that before long the social elites of most of the more advanced countries will be highly internationalist or globalist in spirit and outlook … The nation-state is gradually yielding its sovereignty … Further progress will require greater American sacrifices. More intensive efforts to shape a new world monetary structure will have to be undertaken, with some consequent risk to the present relatively favorable American position.’

And what does his puppet, Obama, now say that Americans have to do to bring about ‘change’? ‘Make sacrifices‘. As Mrs. Demagogue, Michelle, said:

‘We need a different leadership because our souls are broken. We need to be inspired … to make the sacrifices that are needed to push us to a different place.’

You can bet that this will include sacrificing more sovereignty and freedom on the road to the global dictatorship described by Brzezinski for decades.

Brzezinski’s son, Mark, was an ‘advisor’ to the Obama campaign (doing what his father told him) and, in line with the American one-party-state, his other son, Ian, was foreign policy advisor to the McCain campaign (doing what his father told him). His daughter, the Obama-supporting Mika Brzezinski, reported the campaign for MSNBC television.

Obama has been the chosen one for a long time, a fact known only to a few in the deep inner circle, and his relationship with Brzezinski almost certainly goes back to the start of the 1980s when he attended the Ivy League, and big-time Illuminati, Columbia University where Brzezinski was head of the Institute for Communist Affairs. Obama simply will not talk in any detail about this period. He has been covertly funded and supported ever since by the Trilateral Commission and its network of foundations connecting into the Ford Foundation, for whom Obama’s mother worked.

And a question: Does anyone really believe that someone, a ‘man of the people’, would simply appear from apparently nowhere to run the slickest and best-funded presidential campaign in American history? He was chosen long ago by those who wish to enslave the very people that Obama says he wants to ‘set free’.

The sources of Obama funding read like a Wall Street Who’s Who – Goldman Sachs, UBS, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and so on. No wonder he went back on his pledge to accept the limitations of public funding for his campaign and instead took the no-limit option of ‘private’ funding.

And those people are going to support a candidate who does not represent their best interests?? Oh please.

Obama and his seasoned network of professional manipulators, sorry his ‘campaign team’, sold the lie that he had refused to take funding from ‘lobbyists’, those who are paid to ensure that politicians frame legislation, or block it, in the interests of their clients.

But like everything that surrounds Obama, past and present, it’s a sleight of hand and mouth. They funnelled vast sums of money into the Obama accounts through law firms that represent lobbyists and lobby groups. It provided ‘plausible denial’ about funding from lobbyists while the money poured in from lobby interests via third parties.

Then there is the Jewish financier, George Soros, the multi-billionaire associate of Brzezinski and closely involved with the funding and marketing of Obama. Soros is a former board member of the Illuminati’s Council on Foreign Relations and funds the European Council on Foreign Relations. In short, he is a major insider.

You can certainly see the Soros/Brzezinski techniques in the Obama ‘revolution’ in the United States. It was the complex and secretive network of Soros foundations and organisations, connected to the intelligence agencies of the US and Israel, that trained and funded students in the Ukraine, Georgia and elsewhere in the art of mass protest and overthrowing governments.

These manufactured protests were sold to the world as ‘peoples’ revolutions’, but it just so happened that when they were over and the old regime was removed the new leaders were those waiting in the wings all along – the puppets of Soros, Brzezinski and their associated networks.

Obama is just more of the same, a big smile with strings attached, and controlled completely by the Illuminati networks that chose him, trained him, sold him and provided his record funding. It was they who kept his many skeletons under wraps, like the gay sex and crack cocaine allegations of Larry Sinclair, and they will continue to do so as long as he jumps to their bidding.

Obama is just another Banksters’ moll prostituting himself for fame and power, and that’s why he supported the grotesque bail-out of the banking system and why he will always put their interests before the people. His financial advisors are straight from the Wall Street ‘A’ list, including Paul Adolph Volker (Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, Bilderberg Group), the head of the Federal Reserve from 1979 to 1987 and Illuminati to his fingertips.

Obama has made him head of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board, which is dominated by insiders, including its staff director and chief economist, Austan Goolsbee, a close Obama associate from the University of Chicago. Goolsbee is an initiate of the infamous Illuminati Skull and Bones Society at Yale University, which also includes Boy and Father Bush.  It was Goolsbee who told the Canadian government not to worry about Obama’s attacks on the economic effects of ‘free trade’ agreements because his words were just to win votes in the election campaign.

Another Wall Street insider, the Zionist Timothy Geithner (Bilderberg Group, Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations), was appointed by Obama to be his Treasury Secretary. Geithner was the President of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, the most powerful in the private ‘Federal’ Reserve cartel that masquerades as America’s ‘central bank’, and he is a former employee of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the appalling Kissinger Associates.

Obama’s Treasury team locks into the inner circle around the Zionist Robert Rubin, the Director and Senior Counselor of Citigroup, co-chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, and economic advisor to Obama. Rubin, a member of the Illuminati Bilderberg Group, was the man behind Citigroup’s strategy of expanding its risk in debt markets which forced it to be rescued by taxpayers’ money.

The very people who caused the financial crisis are being appointed by Obama to decide how to respond to it (more taxpayers’ money for them and their friends).

Rubin was Treasury Secretary to Bill Clinton and was followed in that post by Larry Summers (Bilderberg Group, Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations) – another insider appointed to Obama’s team of ‘change’. Summers is a fanatical supporter of ‘free trade’ (freedom to exploit) and ‘globalisation’ (global dictatorship) and he wrote a memo in 1991, while chief economist to the World Bank, saying that the bank should dump toxic waste in poor countries because the costs of the ensuing ill-health and death would be lower. When the memo was made public, Brazil’s then-Secretary of the Environment, Jose Lutzenburger, told Summers:

‘Your reasoning is perfectly logical but totally insane … Your thoughts [provide] a concrete example of the unbelievable alienation, reductionist thinking, social ruthlessness and the arrogant ignorance of many conventional ‘economists’ concerning the nature of the world we live in … If the World Bank keeps you as vice president it will lose all credibility. To me it would confirm what I often said …the best thing that could happen would be for the Bank to disappear.’

Lutzenburger was dismissed shortly after writing this letter while the horrific Summers was made US Treasury Secretary by Bill Clinton and now he has been appointed to head the National Economic Council by Mr. ‘change’, hope’ and ‘believe’ Obama. It’s all a fairy story.

Bloomberg.com reported that the Center for American Progress (CAP), housed just three blocks from the White House, has become a major source for policy initiatives for the Obama Democratic Party. Who funds the Center for American Progress? George Soros.

It is simply the Neocon Project for the New American Century and the American Enterprise Institute under another name. Those two organisations developed and dictated the Bush policy of war and suppression of freedom and the ‘CAP’ and others like it will do the same for Obama. The CAP will fit and Obama will wear it.

In fact, except in name and rhetoric, there is no difference in theme between the regimes of Bush and Obama. Bush policy was dictated through Illuminati ‘think tanks’ and so is Obama’s.

Bush was surrounded by slavish pursuers of Israeli interests and so is Obama. Mr. ‘Change’ has pledged his unquestioning support for Israel to the point of ‘pass the sick bag’ and his vice-president, Joe Biden (Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign Relations), is a vehement Zionist who makes a virtue of saying he will support Israel in all circumstances.

Obama has appointed the arch Zionist Rahm Emanuel as his chief of staff and another super Zionist Jew, Dennis Ross, to be his Middle East Policy advisor. God help the Palestinians. Ross also served in the Bill Clinton and Father George Bush administrations. Oh, plenty of ‘change’ there, then.

Rahm Emanuel, a Chicago-born Congressman, is the son of Benjamin M. Emanuel, who was a member of the murderous Jewish terrorist organisation, Irgun, which helped to bomb and terrorise Israel into existence. The Open Secrets website reports that Emanuel was the top House recipient in 2008 for election contributions from ‘hedge funds, private equity firms and the larger securities/investment industry’.

Emanuel was also appointed by Bill Clinton to the board of the mortgage giant Freddie Mac in 2000 and his tenure coincided with a stream of scandals and financial irregularities. It famously had to be bailed out by the taxpayer amid the sub-prime mortgage debacle.

Emanuel, like Obama himself, is an asset of the ‘Illinois Combine’, a cross-party network of politicians and business interests that conspires to manipulate Chicago politics for their own benefit. Even before taking over at the White House Emanuel faced calls for his resignation for alleged connections with the Rod Blagojevich scandal.

In December 2008 Blagojevich, the Illinois governor and associate of Obama, was arrested over a conspiracy involving massive corruption and moves to sell Obama’s Senate seat in Chicago made vacant by his election to the presidency. It is yet another example of the staggering web on ongoing and infamous corruption in Chicago by the very networks that spawned Obama.

A close friend of Rahm Emanuel is another clone of the Illinois Combine, the Zionist, David Axelrod, who ran Obama’s election campaign and will no doubt be highly influential in the Obama administration. Axelrod is a veteran of Chicago politics, one of the most corrupt political systems in the world and he worked for many Chicago mayors in the 1990s and on Obama’s senate campaign in 2004.

Bill Clinton took his Arkansas cabal to Washington when he became president in 1993 and Obama is uploading his Chicago mob and handing them key positions of national power and influence. And these guys don’t take prisoners.

All of this may be many things, none of them pleasant, but ‘change’ it isn’t.

David Axelrod, Obama’s ‘narrator’ and handler. Click here for a background article that needs some reading between the lines …

Obama is a monumental fraud who talks a good story, but lives a very different one. He won his first political office as a state senator in Chicago in 1996, not through the power of his policies, but by coldly abusing the electoral process.

Instead of running against his opponents and letting the people decide, he had his cronies challenge hundreds of names on the nomination papers of his Democratic primary rivals until they were all forced off the ballot by technicalities. He then ran unopposed. One of them, Gha-is Askia, says that Obama’s behaviour belied his image as a champion of the little guy and crusader for voter rights:

‘Why say you’re for a new tomorrow, then do old-style Chicago politics to remove legitimate candidates? He talks about honour and democracy, but what honour is there in getting rid of every other candidate so you can run scot-free? Why not let the people decide?’

Why? Because he would probably have lost and Obama isn’t interested in losing by playing fair. He wants to win by any means necessary. The only voter-right he’s interested in is the right to vote for him. He has also used his hatchet-men like Axelrod to employ scandal to discredit opponents to ensure his election when the real scandal is the truth about Obama himself.

He is a classically corrupt main-chancer spawned from the Chicago political cesspit. His close connections, therefore, to seriously dodgy ‘businessmen’ and fraudsters like the now-jailed slum landlord Tony Rezko are exactly what you would expect.

Rezko, yet another snout in the trough of the Illinois Combine, has heavily funded Obama’s political career and that of the now-arrested Rod Blagojevich, and in return they have supported massive sums being paid to Rezko by Chicago taxpayers to run ‘public housing’.

These properties were then allowed to fall into such a state of danger and disrepair, including sewage running into kitchen sinks, that they were deemed unfit for habitation by the often black poor that Obama was supposed to be representing as a Senator. Some buildings were so bad they had to be demolished.

Rezko also secured appointments for his business associates to state boards and was eventually indicted for using these connections to demand kickbacks from businesses that wanted to do business with the state.

Rezko and Obama toured the $1.6 million mansion in Hyde Park, Chicago, which the Obamas bought at $300,000 below the asking price in 2005 while the Rezkos purchased the adjoining land at the full asking price. Some of this land was later bought by the Obamas. Rezko contributed a quarter of a million dollars to Obama’s political career and served on Obama’s Senate campaign finance committee, which raised more than $14 million.

Then there is Obama’s close association with the terrorists, William Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn. In the late sixties Ayers co-founded the terror organisation called the Weather Underground (also known as the Weathermen and similar derivatives) and launched a campaign of bombing public places like the Pentagon and the Capitol Building. Three members were killed making bombs in Greenwich Village.

In 1970 Ayers was said to have described their philosophy as: ‘Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that’s where it’s really at …’ Mr. Ayers himself comes from the home of ‘rich people’.

Bernardine Dohrn said this about the Charles Manson murders: ‘Dig it! Manson killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, then they shoved a fork into a victim’s stomach.”

William Ayers in 1968.

On the day of 9/11 he told the New York Times that he didn’t regret the Weather Underground bombing campaign and believed they didn’t do enough.

The case against Ayers and Dohrn was thrown out because of then illegal wire-taps and Ayers is now a professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, holding the titles of Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar.

Ayers recruited Obama to serve as chairman on the $100 million Chicago Annenberg Challenge and they worked together for seven years handing out grants to the ‘educational’ projects of people like … William Ayers. They also worked together on another tax-exempt foundation, the Woods Fund in Chicago, which awarded grants to Obama’s own Trinity United Church, home to his controversial pastor, Jeremiah Wright.

Obama’s political career was effectively launched in 1995, just after he was made chairman of the Annenberg Challenge, at a meeting at the Chicago home of … William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. They have been connected to his circle ever since if the truth be told.

The Chicago Annenberg Challenge, run by Obama and Ayers, didn’t fund schools directly, but instead insisted that they affiliate with ‘external partners’ who were granted the money. These turned out to be far-left ‘community organisers’ so beloved of Bill Ayers and these groups included the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (or Acorn).

Obama also conducted ‘leadership training’ seminars with Acorn and its members began to become heavily involved in his political campaigns. It has also been behind efforts to ‘register voters’ (voters most likely to vote for Obama) and Nevada state officials raided Acorn’s Las Vegas office after election authorities accused the group of submitting multiple voter registrations with fake and duplicate names.

Among the major funders of Acorn … George Soros.

Obama even refuses to prove that he was born in the United States and thus qualifies to be President. He claims to have been born in Hawaii, but his grandmother, half-brother and half-sister in Kenya all insist he was born there.

‘Mr. Clean’ Obama has a deeply dirty background, but for now no scale of evidence will stop the swooning Obama zombies from believing the hype or burst their reality bubble. That is going to take hard experience and it could take some time and a lot of disappointment before they are released from the clutches of cognitive dissonance and have to admit to themselves they have been had.

It is the same for all the black people who voted for what they thought was the first black president when, in truth, he is a man in a black mask representing the interests of the white-faced Illuminati cabal, the very families and networks that ran the slave trade.

I don’t want to be the bringer of bad news or the thwarter of dreams, but honesty demands it. The man is a trickster controlled by supertricksters. A sock puppet controlled by bigger sock puppets who serve an even greater and darker evil. To his masters, Obama is just a means to an end and if it suits them to assassinate him to trigger civil war and upheaval in the United States then that is what they will do.

Oh dear Oprah, how will you cope when reality dawns? But, then, will it ever??

‘What? You mean you’re not the Lord?’

I can understand the appeal of Obama because people want him to be what he claims to be, but isn’t. They are sick of the conflict, the corruption, the struggle we call ‘life’ and they want it all to change. But Obama’s change is illusory and represents only the continued transformation of society in the image envisaged by Orwell.

We will see some apparently good things announced, like the closing of Guantanamo, to give the impression that Obama means what he says. But keep your eye on the ball and you’ll see how the agenda of the global tyranny is introduced under the guise of Obama’s ‘hope’, ‘change’, ‘believe’, ‘sacrifice’ and ‘coming together’.

It could take two years, maybe much more, before cognitive dissonance (lying to yourself) loses it current grip on the minds of the Obama faithful. Until then they will make endless excuses for him (lie to themselves) to keep the ‘dream’ alive.

But one day they will have to admit, by the power of the evidence before them, that they bought a dream and got a nightmare. What a pity they can’t see the obvious now and save them themselves such painful disappointment.

© 2008 David Icke Website. All Rights reserved.

Egyptians open fire on Palestinians

Egyptians open fire on Palestinians

Egyptian border guards have opened fire on Palestinians who breached the border to escape Israel’s assault on Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

An Egyptian security official said there were at least five breaches along the nine-mile border and hundreds of Palestinian residents were pouring in.

At least 300 Egyptian border guards have been rushed to the area to reseal the border, the official added on condition on anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the press.

A resident of the Gaza Strip side of the border, Fida Kishta, said that Egyptian border guards opened fire to drive back the Palestinians.

Residents have also commandeered a bulldozer to open new breaches.

Palestinians reported several people were wounded by the gunfire.

Israeli aircraft earlier bombed the border area in an apparent attempt to destroy cross border tunnels used to smuggle weapons and contraband into the Gaza Strip.

Dr Abdel Qader Higazi, a representative of the Egyptian Doctor’s Syndicate in Rafah said Egyptian authorities closed the border crossing after allowing several trucks of medical supplies into Gaza.

Hamas is a Creation of Mossad Israeli intelligence

Hamas is a Creation of Mossad Israeli intelligence

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Sunday, 28 December 2008 20:23
Thanks to the Mossad, Israel’s “Institute for Intelligence and Special Tasks”, the Hamas was allowed to reinforce its presence in the occupied territories. Meanwhile, Arafat’s Fatah Movement for National Liberation as well as the Palestinian Left were subjected to the most brutal form of repression and intimidation

Let us not forget that it was Israel, which in fact created Hamas. According to Zeev Sternell, historian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, “Israel thought that it was a smart ploy to push the Islamists against the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO)”.

Ahmed Yassin, the spiritual leader of the Islamist movement in Palestine, returning from Cairo in the seventies, established an Islamic charity association. Prime Minister Golda Meir, saw this as a an opportunity to counterbalance the rise of Arafat’s Fatah movement. .According to the Israeli weekly Koteret Rashit (October 1987), “The Islamic associations as well as the university had been supported and encouraged by the Israeli military authority” in charge of the (civilian) administration of the West Bank and Gaza. “They [the Islamic associations and the university] were authorized to receive money payments from abroad.”

The Islamists set up orphanages and health clinics, as well as a network of schools, workshops which created employment for women as well as system of financial aid to the poor. And in 1978, they created an “Islamic University” in Gaza. “The military authority was convinced that these activities would weaken both the PLO and the leftist organizations in Gaza.” At the end of 1992, there were six hundred mosques in Gaza. Thanks to Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad (Israel’s Institute for Intelligence and Special Tasks) , the Islamists were allowed to reinforce their presence in the occupied territories. Meanwhile, the members of Fatah (Movement for the National Liberation of Palestine) and the Palestinian Left were subjected to the most brutal form of repression.

In 1984, Ahmed Yassin was arrested and condemned to twelve years in prison, after the discovery of a hidden arms cache. But one year later, he was set free and resumed his activities. And when the Intifada (‘uprising’) began, in October 1987, which took the Islamists by surprise, Sheik Yassin responded by creating the Hamas (The Islamic Resistance Movement): “God is our beginning, the prophet our model, the Koran our constitution”, proclaims article 7 of the charter of the organization.

Ahmed Yassin was in prison when, the Oslo accords (Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government) were signed in September 1993. The Hamas had rejected Oslo outright. But at that time, 70% of Palestinians had condemned the attacks on Israeli civilians. Yassin did everything in his power to undermine the Oslo accords. Even prior to Prime Minister Rabin’s death, he had the support of the Israeli government. The latter was very reluctant to implement the peace agreement.

The Hamas then launched a carefully timed campaign of attacks against civilians, one day before the meeting between Palestinian and Israeli negotiators, regarding the formal recognition of Israel by the National Palestinian Council. These events were largely instrumental in the formation of a Right wing Israeli government following the May 1996 elections.

Quite unexpectedly, Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered Sheik Ahmed Yassin to be released from prison (“on humanitarian grounds”) where he was serving a life sentence. Meanwhile, Netanyahu, together with President Bill Clinton, was putting pressure on Arafat to control the Hamas. In fact, Netanyahu knew that he could rely, once more, on the Islamists to sabotage the Oslo accords. Worse still: after having expelled Yassin to Jordan, Prime Minister Netanyahu allowed him to return to Gaza, where he was welcomed triumphantly as a hero in October 1997.

Arafat was helpless in the face of these events. Moreover, because he had supported Saddam Hussein during the1991 Gulf war, (while the Hamas had cautiously abstained from taking sides), the Gulf states decided to cut off their financing of the Palestinian Authority. Meanwhile, between February and April 1998, Sheik Ahmad Yassin was able to raise several hundred million dollars, from those same countries. The the budget of The Hamas was said to be greater than that of the Palestinian Authority. These new sources of funding enabled the Islamists to effectively pursue their various charitable activities. It is estimated that one Palestinian out of three is the recipient of financial aid from the Hamas. And in this regard, Israel has done nothing to curb the inflow of money into the occupied territories.

The Hamas had built its strength through its various acts of sabotage of the peace process, in a way which was compatible with the interests of the Israeli government. In turn, the latter sought in a number of ways, to prevent the application of the Oslo accords. In other words, Hamas was fulfilling the functions for which it was originally created: to prevent the creation of a Palestinian State. And in this regard, Hamas and Ariel Sharon, see eye to eye; they are exactly on the same wave length.

Video captures deaths of 14 Afghan students

Video captures deaths of 14 Afghan students

A video still captures a suicide blast that killed 16 people, 14 of them children, in Afghanistan.A video still captures a suicide blast that killed 16 people, 14 of them children, in Afghanistan.

School children in single file walked past a military checkpoint as a bomb-loaded truck veered towards them and exploded, ending the lives of 14 young Afghans in a heartbreaking flash captured by a US military security camera.

The video shot Sunday shows an SUV slowly weaving through sand bag barriers at a military checkpoint just as a line of school children, most wearing white caps, comes into view.

Afghan bomb kills schoolchildren

                                                                                                                                                 (RAW VISION, NO AUDIO) Suicide bomber detonates an explosion as his vehicle passes a group of schoolchildren.

They walk along a pathway between the street and a wall, several of them pausing for a few seconds in a group before moving forward again. The vehicle moves toward the security camera, while the children walk in the opposite direction, nearly passing the SUV when the footage ends in a fiery blast.

Photos of the bombing’s aftermath showed bloodied text books lying on the ground beside small pairs of shoes. Afghan officials said the kids were attending a final day of class for the year to find out whether they would move up to the next grade.

Dr Abdul Rahman, a doctor at a hospital near the blast, said the children were aged 8 to 10.

The US military said the attack in the eastern province of Khost killed 16 people, including 14 children, an Afghan soldier and another person – likely a private security guard that Afghan officials reported killed. The US said 58 people were wounded.

In an angry condemnation of the attack, President Hamid Karzai said those who carried it out “cannot escape the revenge of Afghans and God’s punishment”.

The UN mission in Afghanistan and the NATO-led force also strongly condemned the attack.

The blast went off near the entrance to a police and army post, said Yacoub Khan, the deputy police chief of Khost. US troops are also stationed inside the outpost, but no troops were wounded or killed in the attack.

US General David McKiernan, the top NATO commander in Afghanistan, said he believes the militant network run by warlord Siraj Haqqani was responsible for the attack.

“The brutality and disregard for human life by terrorists is sickening, as I continue to witness innocent men, women and children being killed and maimed in the pursuit of this pointless insurgency,” McKiernan said in a statement.

Afghan officials offered a slightly lower death toll. Abdullah Fahim, spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Kabul, said eight people in total died and 51 were wounded. Khan said he believed that only five school children had died.

It wasn’t possible to reconcile the differing death tolls, though the US military video seemed to support the likelihood of the higher toll.

Khan said the attack came at a time when Pashtun tribal elders from Mandozai district were meeting inside the compound to discuss security issues. It was not immediately clear how many – if any – of those tribal leaders were wounded or killed. Khan said it was possible they were the target but that there was no way for him to know for sure.

The attack came on the last day of school for the year. Students had gathered in the classrooms to receive end-of-year certificates and learn if they had passed on to the next grade, Asif Nang, spokesman for the Ministry of Education, said.

A UN spokesman said the UN mission in Afghanistan was “appalled” at the suicide attack.

“The deaths of young children who were receiving their end-of-year education certificates are particularly galling,” said Dan McNorton.

The blast in Khost province came only hours after a late-night rocket attack in Kabul on Saturday killed three teenage sisters. McNorton said that attack “also reminds us of the true impact this conflict has on those who play no part in it”.

Violence has spiked across Afghanistan in the last two years, and the US plans to send between 20,000 and 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan over the next six months to reinforce the 32,000 US forces already in the country.

More than 6,100 people have died in insurgency-related violence this year, according to an Associated Press count of figures from Western and Afghan officials.

The year has also been the deadliest for NATO soldiers since the 2001 invasion to oust the Taliban.

In the south, a roadside bomb killed two Canadian soldiers and two Afghans working alongside them in a dangerous region of southern Afghanistan, Canada’s military said Sunday.

In addition to those killed in Saturday’s roadside bomb attack, four Canadian soldiers and one Afghan interpreter were wounded, the military said.

The two Afghans killed in the blast in the Panjwayi district of Kandahar province included an interpreter and a police officer.

NATO officials have said that Canadian troops have suffered more deaths per capita than any other foreign military in the country. More than 100 Canadians have been killed.

Elsewhere, coalition forces killed five militants and detained six during operations in Kabul and Paktika provinces on Saturday, the US-led coalition said Sunday.

AP

Shut Down CIA Station In Islamabad

Shut Down CIA Station In

Islamabad

A war with Pakistan is India’s opportunity to legitimize action beyond its borders –which is what superpowers do – and launch its new career as a U.S.-propped [and Bollywood-propped] ‘superpower’. Pakistan will have to match the challenge or accept Indian hegemony for the rest of the century. And while at it, time for Pakistani government and military to order the closure of CIA station in the Pakistani capital. The new American agenda in the region contradicts Pakistani interests. How can this be done? Please learn how the Saudis tamed Edward W. Gnehm.

By Ahmed Quraishi

Wednesday, 24 December 2008.

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ISLAMABAD, PakistanPakistan will have to learn from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other U.S. friendly

Figure 1: Mr. Quraishi with Mr. Gnehm, NYC, 1996

nations how to push back American interference. This is important for us to be able to also understand how to push back the Indians. India appears set to launch its new career as an interventionist power at Pakistan’s expense. It will fall to Pakistan to help the Indian warmongers understand the limits of their designs. Pakistan will need a government that can match and not succumb.

Indian provocations need to be matched. We need to also recognize that the rise in tensions in the region is happening with the direct nod from our ally, the United States. Pakistani appeasement has emboldened our detractors. Polite statements from the Pakistani leadership will not do. Sonia Gandhi and Pranab Mukherjee must be put in their places.

I saw this happen firsthand. Ambassador Edward W. Gnehm’s aggressive interference in Kuwaiti affairs was the first sign of United States’ coming preemptive policy in the Gulf region. It was 1992 and the U.S. military had just expelled Iraqi forces from the oil-rich emirate. ‘Skip’ Gnehm, as friends and colleagues called him, strutted all over the country encouraging Kuwaitis to limit the powers of the ruling family. He was so effective in exploiting Kuwait’s insecurities and extracting concessions that Washington decided in 1996 to appoint him in Riyadh. That’s when the coldest spell in Saudi-U.S. relations began. There was no American envoy in Riyadh for almost two years because the Saudis had put their feet down and refused to accept Mr. Gnehm’s papers. Washington had to budge eventually. The Turks and the Egyptians have also survived many U.S. attempts at belligerent arm twisting.

A word also about CIA presence in Pakistan. Several nations in the region moved after 9/11 to gradually limit the operations of secret CIA stations on their soil. That’s because governments became suspicious of American designs to redraw the borders in the Middle East. An old Cold War ally, CIA had now become a threat. There was a conflict of interest. In Pakistan, we have long entered that stage. CIA’s station office in Islamabad used to be one of the biggest. With the American policy of empowering anti-Pakistan elements in Afghanistan and the region in full swing, our American friends must begin to feel unwelcome in Pakistan’s corridors of power. The current Pakistani government needs to show as much concern about CIA presence here as it has shown on ISI to appease the Americans.

The Indian ‘evidence’ against Pakistan for Mumbai attacks is inadmissible in any court of law. Yet New Delhi is using it to bully Pakistan with full American and British support. Pakistani officials must understand that India wants to use Mumbai to launch a new career as an aggressive superpower. Mumbai is India’s opportunity to legitimize action beyond its borders, which is what superpowers do. Evidence here doesn’t matter.

Pakistan will have to either match Indian bullying or accept Indian hegemony for the rest of this century. President Zardari and Prime Minister Gilani’s calm reactions to Indian provocations were partially acceptable in the initial stages. But there is no excuse now for turning the other cheek. Pakistani reluctance to call India’s bluff and forcefully present its case has emboldened the Indians. Beginning with the Indian blockade on Pakistan’s water from Kashmir, which is an act of war. Subsequent Indian actions, visa restrictions on Pakistanis, cancellation of talks, freezing sports events and harassing Pakistani visitors to India are all signs that New Delhi is convinced about Pakistani weakness. The weakness of the Pakistani government is feeding this misconception. Aside from some statements by our Foreign Minister, Pakistani officials are yet to pay the Indians in the same coin. We need to hear a stronger reaction to the childish and provocative statements of Ms. Gandhi and her foreign minister. Also, where is the government’s media machine? Is it all reserved for PPP anniversaries and events? When will the state-run media wake up and realize we are staring into a possible war? Why our media and diplomats abroad have failed to show the world the immature and bellicose behavior of the Indian government? Why no Pakistani official has come out to condemn how Pakistani artists and visitors to India were harassed and turned back? And why Indian movies are still playing in a cinema hall right next to Pakistani military headquarters?

It is also a matter of concern that the rise in Indian hostilities is coinciding with mysterious riots in Karachi, an ill timed attempt to generate controversy over renaming NWFP, and now the Balochistan chief minister’s sudden challenge to the rest of the country to prove Indian interference in the province, whose evidence was shared with no less than the U.S. military chief himself.

The Hanukah Massacre on Gaza–Judaism in its Finest Hour

The Hanukah Massacre on Gaza–Judaism in its Finest Hour

Mark Glenn

“When the LORD your God brings you into the land you are to possess and casts out the many peoples living there, you shall then slaughter them all and utterly destroy them…You shall make no agreements with them nor show them any mercy…You shall destroy their altars, break down their images, cut down their groves and burn their graven images with fire. For you are a holy people unto the LORD thy God and He has chosen you to be a special people above all others upon the face of the earth…”

–Book of Deuteronomy, 7:1-8

The aerial assault on Gaza thus far resulting in several hundred deaths and close to a thousand casualties (much of which will result in even more deaths) must–if it is to be understood correctly–be placed within the historical context of the religious ideas expounded by Judaism since its inception and which today constitute the philosophical lifeblood of the state of Israel.

It is an increasingly popular fad these days amongst those taking the moral high road against Israel’s 60 year-long orgy of violence and bloodshed against the indigenous Semites of Palestine, Lebanon and other surrounding areas to erect a separation wall between “Zionism” as a violent, racist political movement and “Judaism” as a holy religion devoted to the worship of God. Such arguments, whether made by groups such as Neturei Karta or “Rabbis For Human Rights” maintain that the two ideologies are as  different from each other as the lion is to the lamb. Some go so far as to refer to Herzl, the founding father of Zionism as a “heretic” who abandoned the “godliness” of Judaism in favor of a secular, Marxist ideology responsible for creating the modern Jewish state.

Despite some very impressive arguments made by prominent individuals and groups in trying to paint this picture however, the fact is that the aforementioned argument is as real as any other fantasy created by Jewish Hollywood that defies the laws of reason or reality. Modern day Zionism and Judaism are synonymous, and it has been the fundamental misunderstanding of this fact that has brought the situation to where it is today, both in the Holy Land and in the present “Clash of Civilizations” between the West and the Islamic world.

Judaism is based upon the Old Testament, and in particular, the first five books that constitute “The Law”, referred to as “The Torah”. As many undoubtedly remember from their Sunday school classes, it begins with the story of creation, the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve, Noah’s ark and other seemingly harmless tales of persons and events.

The point at which it transforms into the creature responsible for so much of today’s mayhem is when Abraham, a landless, penniless nomad living in modern day Iraq, begins hearing voices in his head telling him he has been favored by a God named Yahweh who than promises him a future of wealth, land, power and superiority over all other persons, encapsulating this idea with “I will bless those who bless thee and curse those who curse thee”. Shortly thereafter, he again hears voices in his head telling him to engage in the barbarity of human sacrifice by killing his own son Isaac in worshipping this God named Yahweh. With knife at the throat of his son, he is then prevented from doing so by an angel, and some 3 generations later, his descendents (made up by 12 tribes) come to be known as “Israelites”.

Not long afterwards an Israelite named Moses also begins hearing voices from this same god, telling him to rescue the Israelites being “oppressed and persecuted” by the Egyptians. After a series of plagues brought against the oppressors–seemingly a fulfillment of Yahweh’s promise to “Curse those who curse” the descendents of Abraham, Moses–again, under the direction of the voices he is hearing–orders the Israelites to steal all the gold and silver of Egypt and to follow him to the land “promised” them by Yahweh residing between the two great rivers, the Nile and the Euphrates. Before entering this land however, Moses instructs the Israelites that they are to kill all the inhabitants, man, woman and child–”infant and suckling” and to rob them of all their possessions. An extermination campaign is mounted, left unfinished by Moses but taken up again by his protégé Joshua and other subsequent leaders such as Saul and David.

By the time all is said and done, 31 cities inhabited by non-Israelite peoples–including but not limited to the Midianites, Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Hivites–have been completely destroyed. The only non-Israelites allowed to remain alive are young girls “who have never slept with man” who then become concubines for the Israelites as well as those adults who resign themselves to live as “carriers of water and hewers of wood”–in effect, slaves for God’s chosen people.

So in other words, Zionism–the idea that the “Chosen people” were promised the land encompassing modern day Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and elsewhere and were given the commandment to expel, murder and enslave the peoples and civilizations already there got its start with Abraham and later put into practice by Moses and those who came after him. By definition then, Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Saul, David and all the other “Patriarchs” (the George Washingtons, Thomas Jeffersons and John Adams of “Israel”) were Zionists.

Putting this into context, any other person or group of persons claiming to have received divine messages from some “higher power” telling them they were superior creatures and commanding them to invade, slaughter, enslave and rob other peoples not like them would–rightly–be branded criminally insane, delusional, fanatical and locked away for life. As it is today though, this situation is not categorized as such. Rather, it has been made into a religion that guides the actions of a nuclear-armed nation.

As all who understand the situation in Palestine can attest, the moment the Jews made their “exodus” from the various lands they previously inhabited and returned to “redeem and make clean” the Promised land, they have repeated the very same process of killing, expelling and enslaving today’s version of the ancient Midianites, Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Hivites, etc of Moses’ heyday. NOTHING HAS CHANGED. The Jews of today are in effect trying to implement 21st century BC ideas in a 21st century AD world with results no different than what took place as recounted in the Old Testament. It is this history that forms the foundation of their existence as a people and now as a nuclear-armed, messianic nation. The only difference between the Israelites of old and those of today is that when today’s Israelites “smite” the non-Israelite inhabitants living in close proximity to them they do not hack them to pieces with the edge of a sword or an axe but rather blow them to pieces with hellfire missiles, Apache attack helicopters and one-ton bombs made in the USA.

This being the case, it only stands to reason then that massacres such as what took place 2 days after Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ occur. Just as Christians go to church on Sundays and Muslims to mosque on Fridays to commemorate the persons and circumstances of their respective faiths, so too must the Jews engage in the same type of holy war against the non-Israelite peoples living in or near their “promised land” as a means of “keeping the Lord’s day holy”. This genocide against civilians is the glue that holds them together as a people and prevents the nation from disintegrating from within. The fact that this latest massacre took place during the religious festival of Hanukkah, (the festival of lights) where the Jews celebrate the “temple” being rescued and redeemed from the Assyrians over 2,000 years ago lends even more credence to the notion that for them it is all about religion and has nothing to do with the stated justifications of “security”. The fact that the Gazans were starved for months upon months prior to this recent holocaust is yet one more manifestation of this religious mindset, and in particular the commandment to “Cut down the groves” of the non-Israelites living in the promised land.

A recent case (covered by Palestinian journalist Khalid Ameyreh) taking place in Israel just prior to the Gaza massacre  adds even more proof to this idea of “Judaism VS the world”. Said case involves Daniela Weise, a rabidly anti-Gentile “Israelite” who regularly quotes from the Old Testament, telling hundreds of Jewish fanatics it is a mitzvah (religious commandment) to attack Arabs and murder them because “their lives have no sanctity and their property belongs to us” and adding that “The Bible shows us the way we should be dealing with the Arabs. The Bible can’t be wrong“. In another similar case, an American tourist in Israel recently engaged in a discussion with a Jew where the following exchange took place–

Israeli Jew–“You are a Christian, aren’t you?”

American–“Yes”

Israeli Jew–“Do you believe in the Bible?”

American–“Yes”

Israeli Jew–“Well then, you know God ordered the ancient Israelites to wipe off the goyim (gentiles) from the holy land of Israel. If that was right then, why can’t it be right now?”

As all are told (and have been on a daily basis now for the last century) Israel is not like other nations. Both secular and religious leaders have gone to great lengths in trying to sell the idea that the Jewish state is the “embodiment of God’s word” on earth. As former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir once quipped Israel is “The fulfillment of a promise made by God Himself…It would be ridiculous to ask it to account for its legitimacy.”

What all of this means in the final analysis is that as long as Israel (a nation founded on the Old Testament tales of genocide, rape, pillage, expulsion and enslavement of “the other”) exists, massacres such as the one taking place against the Palestinians in Gaza will be a regular occurrence, just as they have been throughout the last 60 years. Having been nursed on the poisoned milk of tribal supremacism first envisioned by a greedy, covetous, ambitious nomad hearing voices in his head complimenting his own delusions of grandeur and later adopted by the great “Patriarchs” that manifested itself in violence and bloodshed of innocents as extolled in the religion known as Judaism means that the Jewish state MUST engage in these acts as a means of paying homage to the deity Yahweh.

Although 2,000 years too late, it is imperative now more than ever that the world come to grips with these facts, and until it does that “great day of reckoning” commonly referred to as Armageddon will continue to barrel towards civilization like an out-of-control freight train. The curing of any disease begins with isolating the cause, and in the case of the present circumstance involving the Jewish state being at war with the entire world (and more specifically against the Arabs in Palestine) it is the recognition of the “I will bless those who bless thee and curse those who curse thee” mindset coupled with the justification of genocide and enslavement of “the other” that threatens all life on earth.

Anyone needing proof of this should simply visit some of the photos of the most recent massacre taking place against the Palestinians–Christian and Muslim alike–who are and have been sacrificed now for the last 60 years on the altar of twisted Judaistic thinking. This most recent massacre taking place during the Jewish “festival of lights”, where Gaza was “lighted up” with balls of fire after 200,000 lbs of high-explosives were dropped on schoolchildren is proof positive that Israel is not a nation of people devoted to a righteous, loving God, but rather a civilization of vampires making up the caricature of the beast described in the Book of Revelations that threatens all life on earth. And unless the rest of the world comes to this “revelation”, they too will soon find themselves in the same place as those today being exterminated in the interests of appeasing the “God” of the Jews.

(c) 2008 Mark Glenn

Correspondent, American Free Press Newspaper

Palestinian Authority ‘ready’ to take Gaza if Hamas ousted

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Palestinian Authority officials in Ramallah said Saturday that they were prepared to assume control over the Gaza Strip if Israel succeeds in overthrowing the Hamas government.

“Yes, we are fully prepared to return to the Gaza Strip,” a top PA official told The Jerusalem Post. “We believe the people there are fed up with Hamas and want to see a new government.”

Another PA official said Fatah had instructed all its members in the Gaza Strip to be prepared for the possibility of returning to power.

“We have enough men in the Gaza Strip who are ready to fill the vacuum,” he said. “But of course all this depends on whether Israel manages to get rid of the Hamas regime.”

The two officials voiced hope that the current IDF operation would end Hamas rule in Gaza. They said that the PA was also prepared to dispatch security forces from the West Bank to replace the Hamas militiamen.

Also Saturday, Fatah called on its supporters in the Strip to storm Hamas-controlled prisons to release Fatah detainees. Fatah representatives in the West Bank said that Hamas was holding more than 250 Fatah men in its various prisons throughout the Gaza Strip. They expressed fear that Hamas would use the detainees as human shields against the Israeli air strikes.

THE JEWISH THIRD REICH

THE JEWISH THIRD REICH



Khalid Amayreh

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The pornographic mass slaughter perpetrated by Israel in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, 27 December, once again reveals the Nazi nature of the Zionist state.

It also underscore the genocidal nature and brutal ugliness of the Zionist mentality, a mentality based on and shaped by murder, bullying, coercion, aggression, brutality and criminality.

Furthermore, it shows that Israel is capable, both mentally and physically, of carrying out a real holocaust against the Palestinian people and other peoples of the Middle East.

In fact, it is quite safe to say that there are no moral restrictions that would prevent Israel from committing the unthinkable, namely a campaign of extermination against the Palestinian people.

Zionism is simply Jewish Nazism, pure and simple, and the Israeli army is in fact “the” Jewish Wehrmacht. Jews may not like the comparisons, but the Nazi reality of Israel is as conspicuous as the sun in a bright day.

Undoubtedly, this is the message that governments and leaders all over the Arab-Muslim Middle East ought to understand and internalize. It is brief and simple: If you are not powerful enough to deter the Nazis of our time, you will be attacked, enslaved and even annihilated.

For the Judeo-Nazis, e.g. the Israeli state, the Palestinians are nothing more than “a test case” which would be applied later to Turks, Iranians and, of course, other Arab peoples in the region.

In short, the writing is on the wall, and if Muslims and Arabs don’t possess sufficient physical power to deter the expansionistic whims of the Judeo Nazis, what is happening to the Palestinians in Gaza will happen to them, perhaps sooner than many people think.

Far-fetched? Well, don’t be too sure. In 1948, Zionist leaders told the world that all they wanted was a small shelter that would protect Jews from another possible holocaust. Today, the “small shelter” has grown into a wild Nazi-like power that is committing a virtual holocaust against the unprotected the Palestinian people.

Well, the murderous onslaught against unprotected and thoroughly starved people in the besieged Gaza Strip is a cowardly act of immense proportions. What else can be said of F-16 fighter aircraft and Apache Helicopters being used to rain death and havoc unto unprotected and unfortified police headquarters?

Israel often argues that refraining from killing innocent people represents Christian, not Jewish morality, as many Israeli leaders have said ad nauseam.

Well, if so, then this should a clear Jewish vindication of all the crimes that the Nazis perpetrated against Jews and non-Jews several decades ago.

Besides, even in war there is proportionality, a principle that Israel has ignored rather wantonly by killing dozens or hundreds of mostly innocent Palestinians and Lebanese as a reprisal for the death of a Jewish soldier or settler.

Israel says its enemy is Hamas, not the Palestinian people. This is a big lie that is meant to gain the sympathy of the western world, given the success of Zionist hasbara, through the Jewish-controlled media in Europe and North America, in demonizing the Palestinian Islamic liberation movement.

Otherwise, why would Israel blockade and starve and savage millions of Palestinians who have nothing to do with Hamas.?

We are talking about ordinary people, people who struggle to make ends meet, people who toil from sunrise to sunset to put food on the table for their children. It is mostly these people who are being killed and maimed and starved by the Judeo-Nazi entity.

The Black Saturday massacre, which by no means will be the last, is a damning proof that Israel can only survive by shedding blood.

Without shedding blood, without threatening its neighbors, without killing their children and destroying their homes, without tormenting and savaging them, Israel wouldn’t be Israel. It would be some entirely different.

Israel is simply a cancer upon humanity. If you don’t eradicate it, it will eradicate you. This is the harsh fact the people of the Middle East must come to terms with, hopefully before it is too late.

Although the executive mass murderer, Israel non the less shouldn’t be held solely responsible for the genocidal carnage in Gaza.

Treacherous Arab regimes are also guilty of giving Israel the impression that it can murder Palestinians at will without having to worry about any negative ramifications from the Arab world.

It is really lamentable that powerful states such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia appear so timid and so powerless in the face of the Judeo Nazi state that they appear completely impotent.

We all know that tens of billions of dollars’ worth of modern arms have been purchased to protect Arab interests. So, where are the Arab armies? Where are the Arab air forces? Where is the Arab dignity?

To be sure, the Palestinians have long given up on Arab regimes and don’t expect these regimes to protect them or fight on their behalf. For in the final analysis, a regime that has no good for its own people, can’t be expected to defend the Palestinians or fight for their just cause.

In fact, all that the Palestinians want from these regimes is to stop colluding and conspiring with Israel against them. Is that asking for too much?

But the real message ought to be conveyed to the Arab masses, not the regimes that are conspicuously morally, politically and even humanly bankrupt.

The Arab masses have a religious and moral duty to depose these hateful despots whose main job has been to torment and savage their peoples on behalf of the United States and Israel.

Otherwise, the Arabs will continue to move from bad to worse as they have been ever since the downfall of the Ottoman state following the First World War.

God simply doesn’t change the condition of a people unless they are willing to change it themselves.

(updated 4/10/2019)–The US Army Document That Proves the US is the World’s Number One Sponsor of World Terrorism

[This article was copied from Existential Cowboy, which has been taken off the Internet…the US ARMY document it quoted from still exists and can be downloaded HERE:

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Army Special Operations Forces
Unconventional Warfare
September 2008]

The US Army Document That Proves the US is the World’s Number One Sponsor of World Terrorism

In a ‘manual’ which is officially to be released only to ‘students from foreign countries on a case-by-case basis only’, the US Army outlines a program of what it now calls ‘irregular warfare’, in fact US state sponsored terrorism, insurgency, and PSYOPS.

1-21. Waging protracted IW depends on building global capability and capacity. IW will not be won by the United States alone but rather through combined efforts with multinational partners. Combined IW [Irregular Warfare, euphemism for TERRORISM] will require the joint force to establish a long-term sustained presence in numerous countries to build partner capability and capacity. This capability and capacity extends U.S. operational reach, multiplies forces available, and provides increased options for defeating adversaries. The constituent activities of IW are:

  • Insurgency.
  • COIN.
  • UW.
  • Terrorism
  • CT.
  • FID.
  • Stability, security, transition, and reconstruction (SSTR) operations.
  • Strategic communication (SC).
  • PSYOP.
  • Civil-military operations (CMO).
  • Information operations (IO).
  • Intelligence and counterintelligence (CI) activities.
  • Transnational criminal activities, including narco-trafficking, illicit arms dealing, and illegal financial transactions that support or sustain IW.
  • Law enforcement activities focused on countering irregular adversaries.

1-22. The above list of operations and activities can be conducted within IW;…–Headquarters, Department of the Army, Army Special Operations Forces Unconventional Warfare, September 2008[PDF]

Ignoring 1) the mountainous body of evidence that US policy and the CIA, specifically, is the root-cause of the vast majority of the what is commonly called ‘world terrorism’; and 2) the equally impressive body of hard evidence that 911 was an inside job, the Army cites 911 as the pretext by which the US should embark above the policy as outlined above.[See: Terrorism is Worse Under GOP Regimes

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1-18. The 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States highlighted the increased danger of warfare conducted by other-than-state enemies. Recognizing that such irregular threats by nonstate actors would be a likely and even dominant pattern throughout the 21st century, national policy makers dictated that planners must analyze and prepare for such irregular threats. It was clear that previous assumptions about the terms “conventional,” “traditional,” or “regular” warfare, and reliance solely on a “regular” or “conventional warfare” doctrine were inadequate. IW was a significant theme in the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review Report. In April 2006, the Pentagon drafted the execution roadmap for IW as a means of combating this growing threat from actions beyond conventional state-to-state military conflict.–Headquarters, Department of the Army, Army Special Operations Forces Unconventional Warfare, September 2008 [PDF]

Elsewhere, the document cites the threat posed to the US by “WMD—such as nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons. But I have yet to find a single word, phrase, sentence or paragraph in which the manual mentioned the threat posed the rest of the world by some forty years or more of US meddling, threats, covert operations, US sponsored assassinations, and overt threats of bombing and/or war and invasion. Instead, we get platitudes that are made absolutely meaningless by the remainder of this arrogant, imperialistic document.

A-64. Democracy and the protection of fundamental liberties were the basis for the creation of the United States more than 200 years ago. Since then, a central goal of U.S. foreign policy has been to promote respect for democracy and human rights throughout the world. The DOS— .. Promotes democracy as a way to achieve security, stability, and prosperity for the entire world. .. Helps establish and assist newly formed democracies. op cit

It is odd that as the US is said to be ‘defending’ Democracy, it is subverting it. It is said that the United States must be concerned about the possibility that terrorists may acquire WMD, ignoring the fact that the US leads the world in the manufacture, sale and distribution of WMD. Let’s put this another way: the US military spending is greater than that spent by the rest of the world’s nations combined.If terrorists should ever obtain WMD, the chances are good that they will get them from the US, perhaps with monies raised selling cocaine to the one of the largest drug dealers on the planet Earth: the CIA!

During the 40s and 50s, most of the public was unaware of what the CIA was doing. Those who knew thought they were fighting the good fight against communism, like James Bond. However, they could not keep their actions secret forever, and by the 60s and 70s, Americans began learning about the agency’s crimes and atrocities. (3) It turns out the CIA has:

  • Corrupted democratic elections in Greece, Italy and dozens of other nations;
  • Been involved to varying degrees in at least 35 assassination plots against foreign heads of state or prominent political leaders. Successful assassinations include democratically elected leaders like Salvador Allende (Chile) and Patrice Lumumba (Belgian Congo); also CIA-created dictators like Rafael Trujillo (Dominican Republic) and Ngo Dinh Diem (South Vietnam); and popular political leaders like Che Guevara. Unsuccessful attempts range from Fidel Castro to Charles De Gaulle.
  • Helped launch military coups that toppled democratic governments, replacing them with brutal dictatorships or juntas. The list of overthrown democratic leaders includes Mossadegh (Iran, 1953), Arbenz (Guatemala, 1954), Velasco and Arosemena (Ecuador, 1961, 1963), Bosch (Dominican Republic, 1963), Goulart (Brazil, 1964), Sukarno (Indonesia, 1965), Papandreou (Greece, 1965-67), Allende (Chile, 1973), and dozens of others.
  • Undermined the governments of Australia, Guyana, Cambodia, Jamaica and more;
  • Supported murderous dictators like General Pinochet (Chile), the Shah of Iran, Ferdinand Marcos (Phillipines), “Papa Doc” and “Baby Doc” Duvalier (Haiti), General Noriega (Panama), Mobutu Sese Seko (Ziare), the “reign of the colonels” (Greece), and more;
  • Created, trained and supported death squads and secret police forces that tortured and murdered hundreds of thousands of civilians, leftists and political opponents, in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti, Bolivia, Cuba, Mexico, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Iran, Turkey, Angola and others;
  • Helped run the “School of the Americas” at Fort Benning, Georgia, which trains Latin American military officers how to overthrow democratic governments. Subjects include the use of torture, interrogation and murder;
  • Used Michigan State “professors” to train Diem’s secret police in torture;
  • Conducted economic sabotage, including ruining crops, disrupting industry, sinking ships and creating food shortages;
  • Paved the way for the massacre of 200,000 in East Timor, 500,000 in Indonesia and one to two million in Cambodia;
  • Launched secret or illegal military actions or wars in Nicaragua, Angola, Cuba, Laos and Indochina;
  • Planted false stories in the local media;
  • Framed political opponents for crimes, atrocities, political statements and embarrassments that they did not commit;
  • Spied on thousands of American citizens, in defiance of Congressional law;
  • Smuggled Nazi war criminals and weapon scientists into the U.S., unpunished, for their use in the Cold War;
  • Created organizations like the World Anti-Communist League, which became filled with ex-Nazis, Nazi sympathizers, Italian terrorists, Japanese fascists, racist Afrikaaners, Latin American death squad leaders, CIA agents and other extreme right-wing militants;
  • Conducted Operation MK-ULTRA, a mind-control experiment that gave LSD and other drugs to Americans against their will or without their knowledge, causing some to commit suicide;
  • Penetrated and disrupted student antiwar organizations;
  • Kept friendly and extensive working relations with the Mafia;
  • Actively traded in drugs around the world since the 1950s to fund its operations. The Contra/crack scandal is only the tip of the iceberg –- other notorious examples include Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle and Noreiga’s Panama.
  • Had their fingerprints all over the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcom X. Even if the CIA is not responsible for these killings, the sheer amount of CIA involvement in these cases demands answers; [editor’s note, see: Evidence That the CIA Murdered RFK]
  • And then routinely lied to Congress about all of the above.

The Association for Responsible Dissent estimates that by 1987, 6 million people had died as a result of CIA covert operations. (4) Former State Department official William Blum correctly calls this an “American Holocaust.”–Steve Kangas: The Origins of the Overclass

The US Army document, cited above, is an arrogant, imperialistic and ill-considered response to a growing ‘threat’ –but a threat that is posed only to US monopolists and death merchants, i.e., the Military/Industrial Complex, a fancy name for Murder, Inc. The US has, in fact, squandered the limitless goodwill that had been extended our nation at the end of World War II. The US has failed to make positive use of the world support for allied efforts to codify war crimes, to hold Nazi War Criminals responsibility for heinous crimes. But now –we have a recent US military document that the US Army would prefer to keep secret no doubt because it reveals to the world that those principles espoused at Nuremberg are either no longer operative or they were a fraud, the US didn’t really mean it. Or perhaps they forgot to tell the world that the laws applied to everyone but themselves. The Army has now revealed to the world that no nation is safe from US terrorism, US attack, US subversion of indigenous cultures and governments, US bullying or the US use of WMD against them. That is because the US believes itself to be a world-wide empire, in fact, a single nation that presumes to rule the world.

The well-informed countries –western Europe –know perfectly well what our game is. General de Gaulle took France out of NATO because he suspected that we were in the empire–building business, and he didn’t want to go along with it yet, simultaneously, France remained an ally in case there was a major war with the Soviets. I don’t think we should take too seriously those eastern European countries. In due course, they will wake up, as Turkey did, that we are dangerous.–Gore Vidal, The Erosion of the American Dream

I have repeatedly stated that the US regime of George W. Bush was not legitimate. How can I make it any clearer? “Illegitimate” means that the regime of George W. Bush was no more legitimate than the crooked regimes of tin horn dictators in banana republics. The Bush regime differed little in terms of competence or statesmanship. Now, in a cynical document that the US Army had never intended be disseminated publicly, we have confirmation that the position of the US vis a vis the rest of the world is based not upon Democracy or legitimacy. It is, rather based entirely upon force, aggression and US terrorism.Addendum:

Is the United States going to put dictatorship into effect under the guise of the anti-terrorist struggle? What may trigger another major transformation in 2009? The answer is obvious: another 9/11 in the USA.

Terrible and bloody events are in store for the world in the beginning of 2009. Most likely, the world will witness a reality show with a nuclear blast, which will be used as a reason for the US administration to change the world order again and leave the new Great Depression behind. There is every reason to believe that the Russian Federation may suffer as a result of this possible initiative too.

Joe Biden made a sensational statement on October 19, 2008. He said that Barack Obama would have to undergo an ordeal during the first six months of his stay in the White House. It will be the time of a very serious international crisis, when Obama would have to make tough and possibly unpopular decisions both in home and foreign politics.

Biden said that there were four or five scenarios for the development of the international crisis. Afghanistan, North Korea or the Russian Federation may become the source of one of them.

When Obama learned of Biden’s speech, he tried to explain everything with rhetorical exaggerations. However, Biden’s remarks gave food for thought, taking into consideration the fact that former secretary of state Madeleine Albright described his remarks as statement of fact. —USA needs nuclear explosion to turn the world into dictatorship

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Something completely different:The Original Latin Bombshell

Lebanese Army defuses rockets pointed at Israel

Lebanese Army defuses rockets pointed at Israel

Lebanese Army defuses rockets


pointed at Israel
UNIFIL, LAF step up border patrols
By Andrew Wander

BEIRUT: UN and Lebanese military patrols along the Israeli border have been stepped up following the discovery of eight rockets connected to timers that were just hours from firing into Israel on Thursday.

Lebanese soldiers on a routine patrol discovered the Katyusha and Grad rockets after being alerted by a farmer who had found them armed and pointing toward Israel in Hammoul, northeast of Naqoura, military officials told The Daily Star on Friday.

If the rockets had been successfully fired, the attack could have represented a serious breach of the cease-fire agreement that ended the 2006 war. Israeli officials have reportedly warned that if the attack had not been thwarted, it would have caused “friction and fighting” on the Lebanese border.

The UN peacekeeping force in South Lebanon, UNIFIL, dispatched a team to assist the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) in defusing the rockets, which military experts say would have launched themselves within seven hours of their timers being armed.

Yasmina Bouziane, a UNIFIL spokesperson, said that the incident had prompted a heightened security presence along the border. “Both UNIFIL and the LAF have deployed additional troops in the area to carry out patrols,” she said. “The force commander is in contact with senior LAF and [Israeli military] officials regarding this.”

She emphasized that the investigation into incident was being led by the LAF with UNIFIL assisting in a support capacity.

There has been no claim of responsibility and officials say it is too early to say who set up the rockets, but the area in which they were found is a known Hizbullah stronghold. In 2005, the resistance group launched their first unmanned drone nearby and during the 2006 war the following year the area was fiercely defended against invading Israeli soldiers.

The occasional cross-border rocket attacks that have occurred since the war ended have been blamed on Palestinian militant groups rather than Hizbullah. Hizbullah officials contacted by The Daily Star had no comment to make on the discovery of the rockets.

Experts who have seen photographs of the rockets say that they appear to be too outdated to be from Hizbullah’s current stockpiles. “It’s a very old model, maybe 30 or 40 years old, and with a short range. It doesn’t look like a model that Hizbullah has in stock,” said Timur Goksel, a Beirut-based academic who served with UNIFIL for more than 20 years.

He said that the modus operandi of those responsible did not match Hizbullah’s usual tactics. “Firing rockets with timers is not Hizbullah’s style,” he said. “Why wait seven hours to fire a rocket when you can do it in 15 minutes? It doesn’t signal a great deal of professionalism.”

Goksel said that the rockets could have been set up by an unknown militant group trying to attract attention or an established Palestinian group trying to send a “message of solidarity” to inhabitants of the Gaza Strip, where a six month cease-fire between Hamas and Israel expired last week.

LAF officials warned that had the rockets fired, they would have constituted a “threat” to security. “Now they have been found they are more of a message,” the official said. He refused to speculate over whether the rockets were part of a serious attempt to attack Israel, or were intended to be found before they were launched.

The discovery comes after a spike in tension between Israel and Lebanon following the capture of two farmers by Israeli troops near the border last week. The brothers say that they were on the Lebanese side of the border when Israeli troops crossed, tying them up and taking them to Israel. They were handed over to UNIFIL a day later apparently suffering from dog bites. The Israeli military say the two men had crossed the border and were interrogated as a result.

An investigation has been launched by both the LAF and UNIFIL to establish where the two men were when they were captured. The incident prompted condemnation from across the political spectrum in Lebanon. Prime Minister Fouad Siniora described the Israelis’ behavior as a “violation,” and Hizbullah issued a statement demanding to know how the UN Security Council would respond. – With additional reporting by Mohammed Zaatari

URUKNET FLOODED WITH REPORTS ON GAZA (CONTINUING UPDATES)

URUKNET FLOODED WITH REPORTS ON GAZA (CONTINUING UPDATES)

By Outrage pours into URUKNET from around the world
Dec 27, 2008, 20:30

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Editor’s Note: As outrage is voiced by the people, around the world, Axis of Logic carries this unprecedented special report to point to the articles that are flowing into our brother/sister media platform – URUKNET. URUKNET is without doubt, the premier, uncompromising website on western imperialism in the Arab world. These reports are coming from writers internationally, providing their analyses and expressing their outrage at the Israeli Massacre in GAZA on December 27 and 28, 2008 and continuing. While the U.S. and European media remain silent or support Israel and attack the victim, our Internet fills the vacuum. We believe there is a qualitative and historical difference that distinguishes this vicious attack on Palestine from all of Israel’s former massacres of innocents. Read the articles below, think about the timing and ferocity of this attack or simply observe the sheer volume of articles and writers below to understand. Introductions to the articles below are included with links for continued reading on URUKNET. The Zionist genocide continues. – LMB

(We resume this listing in 8 hours. In the meantime, visit URUKNET for the latest updates)


URGENT! BOMBS OVER GAZA!
Carlos Latuff

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As if putting 1.5 million people at risk of starvation was not enough, Israel weighed a brutal attack on Gaza today, killing more than 200 people, with 750 injured, including women and children. Once again I beg you reader, my brothers and sisters-in-arts, to spread these cartoons. Reproduce them in posters, newspapers, magazines, zines, blogs, everywhere. Let’s make the voice of the Gaza people to be heard all around the world. Thank you, in the name of the Palestinians of Gaza….
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Malegaon case: ATS questions Abhinav Bharat chief

Malegaon case: ATS questions Abhinav Bharat chief

The Mumbai [Images] Anti-Terrorism Sqaud investigating the Malegaon blasts case questioned Abhinav Bharat president Himani Savarkar for over three hours on Sunday.

Almost all those accused arrested in connection with Malegaon blast are affiliated to the organisation, sources said.

Savarkar, who has been head the outfit since April, was questioned at the ATS cell in Pune and was told that she could be summoned again if required.

Over ten accused including Lieutenant Colonel S P Purohit, Sadhwi Pragya Singh Thakur, ex-army man Ramesh Upadhyay and Swami Dayanand Pande were arrested in connection with the blast.

Sources in the ATS said since the investigations had shown that almost all accused in the Malegaon case were affiliated with the organisation, it was imperative that Savarkar be questioned.

Savarkar who has been in the forefront of a drive to collect money for the legal defence of those accused in the case, is the daughter of the Late Gopal Godse, brother of Nathuram Godse, and married to the nephew of Hindu Mahasabha founder V D Savarkar.

Sources close to the Abhinav Bharat chief said she was questioned regarding the ideological profile of her organisation and role of the accused members of the outfit in the Malegaon blasts.

Savarkar told her interrogators that the organisation was working for national integration and reforms in the British-oriented educational system in the country, sources said.

She also denied the involvement of any of the members, pointing out that the organisation did not believe in violence.