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ARAB DEMOCRACY

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في “حشرة” حزب الله: هل يمد اليد؟

ميشال دويهي*
إلى جانب المحكمة الدولية التي يتعامل معها حزب الله على أنها مفبركة لاتهامه باغتياله للرئيس رفيق الحريري ورفاقه، بدأت منذ مطلع هذا العام أحداث في العالم العربي، لم يحسن الحزب استخلاصه العبر منها. فتكاثرت “مشاكله” إلى جانب أزمته مع المحكمة الدولية مما يؤدى مع الوقت إلى ضمور هامش تحركه. ويهمنا هنا أن نسلط الضوء على هذه المشاكل المتسعة:
تنبع أولى هذه المشاكل من تنقل الثورات في العالم العربي التي هي نتيجة لانفجار قنبلتين موقوتتين وهما “الشباب والانترنت”. بعكس ما قيل ويقال، لم تأتي هذه الثورات على ذكر فلسطين ولا الصراع العربي الإسرائيلي، بل هي ثورات جوع وكرامة ورفض للديكتاتوريات المتسمرة في العالم العربي منذ عقود.
ثانياً، الوضع الداخلي الإيراني: يعرف حزب الله أن الشعارات التي رفعت، من الداخل الإيراني، ضد تمويله هو وحركة حماس في العامين 2009 و 2010 على حساب الوضع الاقتصادي الإيراني الصعب تعبر تعبيرا دقيقا على التناقضات بين أركان النظام من جهة وبين الشباب الإيراني الثائر على هذا النظام الجائر من جهة أخرى. فبالتأكيد لن يصمد هذا الأخير كثيراً أمام حمى التغيير التي تصيب حالياً منطقة الشرق الأوسط وسوف يصل إلى الجمهورية الإسلامية مفعول “الدومينو” الذي يجتاح العالم العربي، آجلاً أم عاجلاً . مما لا شك فيه، إن أي تغيير في النظام الإيراني سوف يؤدي إلى إضعاف حزب الله وتأثيره في الداخل اللبناني.
ثالثاً، الوضع الداخلي السوري: فحزب الله يراقب بحذر فوران الشعب السوري الذي يريد الخلاص من نظام حزب البعث. فمخاوف حزب الله في محلها لأنه يعرف جيدا أن سوريا غداً لن تكون كما كانت من قبل، صمد النظام أم لم يصمد.فبالأساس يتعامل حزب الله بكثير من الحذر والبراغماتية مع النظام السوري وتجربته على الأقل في العشرين السنة الماضية تدل على ذلك. و ما حصل مؤخرا مع عماد مغنية في الشام يؤكد على تخلخل عامل الثقة في العلاقة بين الاثنين.
رابعاً، وضع اللبنانيين في الخليج: فقد بدا واضحا أن تطور الأحداث في البحرين قد دفع بالمملكة العربية السعودية وبمجلس التعاون الخليجي باتخاذ القرار بالمواجهة المباشرة مع الجمهورية الإسلامية الإيرانية وهذا من شأنه أن يضع اللبنانيين الشيعة الموالين والمعارضين لحزب الله والعاملين في دول الخليج العربي في موقع صعب ودقيق. وموجة الترحيل الأخيرة للبنانيين الشيعة من بعض هذه الدول هو خير دليل على ذلك.
خامساً، علاقة سلاح حزب الله بالداخل اللبناني: فحزب الله كان شديد الارتياح عندما لم يكن سلاحه في موقع نقاش شديد بين اللبنانيين جميعاً وعندما لم يكن دور هذا السلاح ذاته مطروحاً على طاولة الحوار. بعد العام 2006 وخاصة بعد أيار 2008، انتفض أغلبية اللبنانيين على دور هذا السلاح وعلى استخدامه في الداخل مما أربك حزب الله الذي بات مطالبا بالدفاع عن سلاحه يومياً أمام علامات استفهام اللبنانيين الخائفة من دوامة هذا السلاح.
سادساً، أزمة تشكيل الحكومة: وذلك مع عدم تمكن حزب الله من تشكيل الحكومة اللبنانية بالرغم من تمتعه بأغلبية برلمانية (وهنا لن ادخل بتفاصيل تشكل هذه الأغلبية). فالوقت ليس لصالحه مع غليان المنطقة واقتراب موعد المحكمة الدولية.
سابعاً، علاقة نبيه بري بحزب الله: فما كشفته بعض الصحف عن العلاقة بين زعيم الشيعة من 1978 الى 2000 وبين حزب الله الذي خطف هذا الدور اجبر بري على مواكبته مكرهاً لزعامة حزب الله للطائفة الشيعية، لم يكن سراً.
ثامناً، وضع أبناء الطائفة الشيعية العائدين من ساحل العاج: فالممولون السابقون لحزب الله تحولوا في الوقت الحالي بعد تشردهم من هذه الدولة الإفريقية إلى مشاريع عاطلين عن العمل يبحثون عن مورد رزق جديد.
بالرغم مما ورد، لا أنكر على حزب الله أن مزاج وقلب أغلبية الطائفة الشيعية معه، فهو عرف بذكاء كيف يستحوذ على ولاء أبناء هذه الطائفة من الملتزمين بعقيدته الدينية ومن غير الملتزمين. فباعتماده للغات عدة في خطابه السياسي منها الحرمان ومنها المقاومة ومنها حصة الطائفة الشيعية في النظام السياسي اللبناني ساعده على لم شمل الطائفة بأغلبيتها تحت جناحه. ولكن كما كانت الطائفة مع غيره، فهي مهيأة لان تنتقل تدريجيا إلى مقلب آخر. فللمشاكل التي تم عرضها أعلاه قدرة على التفاعل في اتجاه وضع دور حزب الله وعلاقته بالطائفة الشيعية اللبنانية تحت المجهر.
فهل يتعامل عقلاء الحزب مع هذه المشاكل بجدية وهل يقتنعوا ببراغماتيتهم التي يتمتعون بها بأنهم في صلب أزمة مفتوحة؟ وهل يمدوا اليد إلى الداخل اللبناني؟ وهل حركة 14 آذار مستعدة لملاقاة الحزب في منتصف الطريق بعيدا عن المكابرة والشماتة على أن يكون الشرط طبعا لبننة الحل وتسليم السلاح للدولة اللبنانية؟
وهل سوف تسمح إيران للحزب بإنقاذ الشيعة اللبنانيين من سياسة المحاور أم ستذهب بهم إلى المزيد من المواجهة؟ هذه المواجهة المحكومة بواقع الديموغرافيا السنية في منطقة الشرق الأوسط حيث لا إمكانية لإيران بالفوز بها. من هنا حزب الله مطالب بإنقاذ شيعة لبنان ودفعهم للانخراط بمسيرة بناء دولة لبنانية عوضاً عن الانخراط في مشاريع سياسية إقليمية ممكن أن تكون فادحة الخسارة على الطائفة الشيعية في لبنان وفي كل الأقطار العربية.
*أستاذ جامعي

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Putting Out Fire with Gasoline in Libya

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PUTTING OUT FIRE WITH GASOLINE IN LIBYA

By Susan Lindauer

former U.S. Intelligence Asset covering Libya and Iraq at the United Nations

War doesn’t work, does it? Best case scenario, NATO’s war against Libya will run 18 to 24 months unless decisive action is taken right now—this day—to end the military confrontation.

Moussa Koussa, Libya’s Foreign Minister who defected to Britain on March 30, warns Libya is in danger of becoming the “New Somalia.”

Violence is erupting from both sides. The ugly truth is that with every missile strike, NATO kills more and more Libyan people. There’s nothing humanitarian about why. NATO cares nothing for the Saudi invasion of Bahrain, which has resulted in wide-scale disappearances of democracy activists. NATO cares nothing for the uprisings in Yemen, peppered with government snipers. Only Libya has been singled out for violent retribution. Of course, this is an oil grab. Gadhaffi challenged U.S. (and probably British) oil companies to reimburse Libya for the economic damage caused by U.N. sanctions tied to the Lockerbie bombing, which Libya had nothing to do with. The U.N. Security Council forced Libya to submit to the Lockerbie Trial and pay $2.7 billion in damages to the families of Pan Am 103, only for the U.S. to bribe witnesses with $4 million payments to testify against Libya’s men at Trial.

The judicial corruption at The Hague underscored the absence of evidence against Abdelbassett Megrahi and Al-Amin Fhaima. Under the circumstances, it’s hard to blame Gadhaffi for wanting to take something back for his people. The United Nations was grossly in error to apply sanctions to Libya in the first place.

But other than holding power for 42 years against a tide of popular support for fresh voices, is Gadhaffi really so bad? The Libyan people receive a cash distribution of oil revenues every year, houses, education and free health care under Gadhaffi’s regime. They enjoy one of the lowest poverty rates in the world—an enviable 5 percent, an 82 percent literacy rate, and a life expectancy of 75 years, 10 percent above the world average. Yet suddenly NATO is determined to break Gadhaffi’s hold on power, as if they’ve recently uncovered some great evil.

The facts are that an alarming number of Libyan rebels are returning from conflicts in Iraq, Chechnya, the Balkans and Afghanistan. Warfare is what they know, and they’ve brought it home with them. They have articulated no vision for the future. Instead, they have demonstrated an insatiable hunger for violence. No bombing is ever enough. Like tyrants they shout for more NATO bombs. They are guaranteed to destroy Libya if NATO doesn’t pull the plug.

NATO has only itself to blame. By rushing to take sides, NATO has lost the ability to apply its influence to both parties, and press for a non-violent transition to power-sharing. By adopting the role of arms supplier to the rebels, NATO has ratcheted up the internal power struggle in Tripoli, which should have exhausted its objectives in a couple of weeks, if not for outside meddling.

THINK PEACE:

It doesn’t have to go this way.

Thankfully, the African Union has applied its influence in Tripoli to push for a ceasefire and immediate access to humanitarian assistance for Libya’s people. The Presidents of South Africa, Mali, the Congo and Mauritania achieved this victory in diplomatic sessions with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhaffi over the weekend, joined by the Chair of the African Union Commission and the Peace and Security Division.

The international community should demand that NATO accept the African Union platform immediately, whether Libya’s rebels approve or not. It’s NATO’s responsibility to deliver the message that for the sake of the world community, there must be a truce so that political talks can resume.

International oil corporations should likewise take an honest look at their bottom line, and acknowledge that a prolonged war in Libya is guaranteed to damage oil structures and distribution mechanisms upon which oil trading depends. Any protracted Oil War will hurt their profits, too. Most unforgivably, War in Libya will harm the global economy, driving up energy and freight transportation costs at a most difficult moment.

The African Union gets NATO out of this trap. It achieves the most pressing goals of the United Nations mandate in Libya—a ceasefire and humanitarian relief— upon which NATO has claimed authority for its air strikes. If Gadhaffi complies, there would be no further justification for NATO action.

Doctors Without Borders and the Red Crimson would be ideal to lead humanitarian efforts. Doctors Without Borders won a Nobel Peace Prize for its commitment to high quality medical care and triage in conflict zones, while staying clear of political entanglements. For its part, the Red Crimson is the Islamic version of the Red Cross, and would be ideally sensitized to Libya’s cultural lines.

It’s an excellent first stage. What remains to be seen is whether a second stage will be necessary to secure the peace—That would deploy a small Peace Keeping force, probably from Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt in North Africa—who share Libya’s Islamic heritage and aversion to European Occupation. North African peace keepers would have the advantage of neutrality, which NATO has sacrificed by taking sides in the conflict.

As much as it would rankle Libya’s sense of sovereignty, given the rebels’ history of violence, in all likelihood there’s going to have to be some temporary peace-keeping force dividing these groups. The question is whether we do that today— or in 18 to 24 months when the world finally acknowledges the stupidity and waste of this unnecessary war. There’s going to have to be a solution at some point.

But NATO has to face up to some hard truth, too.

If elections in Libya are inevitable, then one more thing is also inevitable. It is strictly up to the Libyan people to choose their future leadership, including whether or not they want Gadhaffi or his sons to continue any role in the government. Genuine democracy demands that all comers have a right to throw their hat in the ring. Nobody has the right to stop them. The rebel forces have a very poor understanding of democracy indeed, if they expect to dictate which candidates paticipate in future elections.

For that matter, Britain, France and Italy are poor servants of democracy, if they are encouraging such misguided philosophies. That’s colonialist thinking, and there’s no place for it in a modern age.

If European powers are deeply persuaded of the Libyan rebels’ cause, then they should not be afraid to present a full slate of policy ideas and candidates before the Libyan people for their final decision. However European powers must accept that there are no guarantees Libya’s rebel forces would win a national election.

Quite the opposite is probably true. The longer the rebels fight, the more likely they are to antagonize the Libyan people who are going to cast those ballots. That’s one more excellent reason for NATO to exit this conflict as quickly as possible.

If this War goes on much longer, there’s strong probability NATO will win the battle—and lose the War. The world has only to look at Iraq to see what that would mean.

For the humanitarian welfare of the Libyan people and the goal of democracy itself, we must stop this War against Libya right now.

 

 

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A-10 AND AC-130 GUNSHIPS TO LIBYA (videos)

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AC 130 GUNSHIP

“BLAST FROM THE PAST” GIVES NATO “CLOSE IN” SUPPORT FOR FLAGGING REBEL DEFENSES

DANGEROUS “DU” MUNITION USE TO RISE SIGNIFICANTLY

By Gordon Duff

Two “stars” from America’s ground support air inventory began service in Libya this week.  The A-10 “Warthog,” a primitive titanium clad ground support “tank killer” built around a 30mm gun that pours depleted uranium rounds into armoured targets from low levels, is expected to intimidate Gaddafi’s forces.  Added to the new inventory is the AC-130 “Spooky-Spectre” gunship, a hopped up transport plane that flies over the battlefield while destroying ground targets with 20mm-40mm and 105mm munitions.

 


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Both systems are highly vulnerable to sophisticated air defense systems believed to have been “reduced” during the first days of UN/NATO intervention.

Sources tell us that the move is one of desperation, a clear indication that the rebels are “on the run.”  This week Colonel Gaddafi agreed to accept ceasefire terms offered by the African Union, an organization he once headed and has financially subsidized since its inception.

 


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Both the A-10 and AC-130 typically work closely with FAC (Forward Air Controller) personnel on the ground.  Both systems are capable of “close in” operation and can readily destroy ground targets within 100 metres of civilian areas.

An early version of the AC 130 was used extensively in Vietnam.  As a Marine serving there, I had one instance of “Spooky” air support against massed ground assault on a position between Hoi An and Chu Lai that was “overextended.”

Other evenings, we would sit up in the hills and watch “Spooky” fire what looked like laser beams into the ground.  It was the best show in the world as long as you weren’t on the receiving end.

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Why does IsraHell have a veto over the peace process?

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There is not a snowball’s chance in hell of a real peace process unless the double-standard is abandoned. Unless, in other words, the governments of the major powers, led by America, say something like the following to Israel:  ” Enough is enough.”

ALAN HART /STAFF WRITER

As I explained on a lecture tour of South Africa (Goldstone Land) from which I have just returned, the answer is in what happened behind closed doors at the Security Council in New York in the weeks and months following the 1967 war. But complete understanding requires knowledge of the fact that it was awar of Israeli aggression and not, as Zionism’s spin doctors continue to assert, self-defense.

More than four decades on, most people everywhere still believe that Israel went to war either because the Arabs attacked (that was Israel’s first claim), or because the Arabs were intending to attack (thus requiring Israel to launch a pre-emptive strike). The truth about that war only begins with the statement that the Arabs did not attack and were not intending to attack. The complete truth, documented in detail in Volume Three of the American edition of my book Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews (www.claritypress.com), includes the following facts.

Israel’s prime minister of the time, the much maligned Levi Eshkol who was also defense minister, did not want to take his country to war.  And nor did his chief of staff, Yitzhak Rabin. They wanted only very limited military action, an operation far short of war, to put pressure on the international community to cause Eygpt’s President Nasser to re-open the Straits of Tiran.

Israel went to war because its military and political hawks wanted war and insisted that the Arabs were about to attack. They, Israel’s hawks, knew that was nonsense, but they promoted it to undermine Eshkol by portraying him to the country as weak. The climax to the campaign to rubbish Eshkol was a demand by the hawks that he surrender the defense portfolio and give it to Moshe Dayan, Zionism’s one-eyed warlord and master of deception. Four days after Dayan got the portfolio he wanted, and the hawks had secured the green light from the Johnson administration to smash Eygpt’s air and ground forces, Israel went to war.

What actually happened in Israel in the final countdown to that war was something very close to a military coup, executed quietly behind closed doors without a shot being fired. For Israel’s hawks the war of 1967 was the unfinished business of 1948/49 – to create a Greater Israel with all of Jerusalem its capital. (In reality Israel’s hawks set a trap for Nasser by threatening Syria and, for reasons of face, he was daft enough to walk, eyes open, into the trap). On the second day of the war, General Chaim Herzog, one of the founding fathers of Israel’s Directorate of Military Intelligence, said to me in private: “If Nasser had not been stupid enough to give us a pretext for war, we would have created one in a year to 18 months.”

As I say in my book, if the statement that the Arabs were not intending to attack and that Israel’s existence was not in any danger was only that of a goy, me, it could be dismissed by Zionists and other supporters of Israel right or wrong as anti-Semitic conjecture. In fact the truth has been admitted, confessed, by a number of Israeli leaders. Here are just three of many examples.

In an interview published in Le Monde on 28 February 1968, Israeli Chief of Staff Rabin said this: “I do not believe that Nasser wanted war. The two divisions he sent into Sinai on 14 May would not have been enough to unleash an offensive against Israel. He knew it and we knew it.”

On 14 April 1971, a report in the Israeli newspaper Al-Hamishmar containined the following statement by Mordecai Bentov, a member of the wartime national government. “The entire story of the danger of extermination was invented in every detail and exaggerated a posteriori to justify the annexation of new Arab territory.”

In an unguarded public moment in 1982, Prime Minister Begin said this: “In June 1967 we had a choice. The Egyptian army concentrations in the Sinai approaches did not prove that Nasser was really about to attack us. We must be honest with ourselves. We decided to attack him.”

The single most catastrophic happening of 1967 was not however the war itself and the creation of a Greater Israel. At America’s insistence, and with the eventual complicity of the Soviet Union, it (the single most catastrophic happening) was the refusal of the Security Council of the United Nations to condemn Israel as the aggressor. If it had done so, the history of the region and the world might well have taken a very different course. (There might well have been a negotiated end to the Arab-Israeli conflict and a comprehensive peace within a year or two. To those who think that’s a far-fetched notion of what could have been, I say read my book, which includes a chapter headedGoodbye to the Security Council’s Integrity)

Question: Why, really, was it so important from Zionism’s point of view that Israel not be branded the aggressor when actually it was? The short answer of it comes down to this.

Aggressors are not allowed to keep the territory they take in war, they have to withdraw from it unconditionally. This is the requirement of international law and, also, a fundamental principle which the UN is committed to uphold, as it did, for example, when President Eisenhower read the riot act to Israel after it invaded Eygpt in collusion with Britain and France in 1956. That is on the one hand.

On the other is the generally accepted view that when a state is attacked, is the victim of aggression, and then goes to war in genuine self-defense and ends up occupying some (or even all) of the aggressor’s territory, the occupier has the right, in negotiations, to attach conditions to its withdrawal.

In summary it can be said that although Security Council Resolution 242 of 23 November 1967 did pay lip-service to “the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war”, it effectively put Zionism in the diplomatic driving seat. By giving Israel the scope to attach conditions to its withdrawal, Resolution 242 effectively gave Israel’s leaders and the Zionist lobby in America a veto over any peace process.

In 1957 President Eisenhower said that if a nation which attacked and occupied foreign territory was allowed to impose conditions on its withdrawal, “this would be tantamount to turning back the clock of international order.” That’s what happened in 1967. President Johnson, pre-occupied with the war in Vietnam, and mainly on the advice of those in his inner circle who were hardcore Zionists, turned back the clock of international order. And that effectively created two sets of rules for the behaviour of nations – one set for all the nations of the world excluding only Israel, which were expected to behave in accordance with international law and their obligations of members of the United Nations; and one set for Israel, which was not expected to behave, and would not be required to behave, as a normal nation.

At the Johnson administration’s Zionist-driven insistence, the refusal of the Security Council to brand Israel as the aggressor was the birth of the double-standard in the interpretation and enforcement of the rules for judging and if necessary punishing the behaviour of nations. This double-standard is the reason why from 1967 to the present a real peace process has not been possible.

In my view there is not a snowball’s chance in hell of a real peace process unless the double-standard is abandoned. Unless, in other words, the governments of the major powers, led by America, say something like the following to Israel:  “Enough is enough. It is now in all of our interests that you end your defiance of international law. If you don’t we will be obliged to brand you as a rogue state and subject you to boycott, divestment and sanctions.”

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SO YOU CALL YOURSELF A TRUTHER?–Pt II

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by crescentandcross

 

A short questionnaire for those who call themselves truthers, those who believe they are ‘awake’

*JK = Jewish/Khazarian

Please note that the answers here have been deliberately kept brief and succinct so as to provide the reader with an idea of the subject for further research.

Also sometimes my answers are painfully crude and unscientific, but this should hopefully prompt anyone thirsty for the truth to research these topics further. I have tried to provide suitable research areas where possible.

1. What does the term Khazar mean and what types of Khazar are there?

The word Khazar comes from the Khazarian Empire/people of 7th century. The location between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea (Georgia). These are people who run our world today. They artificially call themselves Jews, but they are not, they are European/Russian gentiles. There are two types of Khazars – the Ashkenazi (90% those of the North) and the Sephardic (10% pertaining to the South). The
Ashkenazi are the most dominant of the two.

Please see film ʻThe Khazarian Conspiracyʼ or read ʻThe Thirteenth Tribeʼ by Authur Koestler for more info.

2. Define the history of the people in Gaza and what significance does it have in this whole agenda?

The people of Gaza today are predominantly displaced non JK people who have been mercilessly ejected from their homes and location of mainland Palestine since 1946.

There are 1.5 million people barely surviving in horrendous dangerous conditions in this tiny strip of land on the border of Egypt. It is often referred to as the worldʼs largest open-air prison camp and regime of apartheid. The people are isolated from the world behind huge imposing concrete walls and watch towers.

The Gazans are the direct victims from these JK. They are directly affected on a daily basis because these JK want a criminal base under the name of is-ra-el.

3. How does the Koran refer to Jesus?

Both Jesus and Mary are referred to with great respect in the Koran (Quʼran non-American spelling) and no Muslim can be a Muslim unless he or she believes in Jesus. In fact Jesus is referred to as a prophet and when his name is mentioned it is often followed by ʻon whom be peaceʼ in a mark of respect. Jesus has much more references in the Koran than Mohammed.

4. What is ‘The Babylonian Talmud’?

It is a book of filth, depravity and insane ramblings created by a group of sick psychopathic Babylonian satanic individuals many moons ago. It is held in great regard by all of the key players in this whole JK conspiracy. It is impossible to really have a grip on what is going on in this world and the whole conspiracy without first looking at this outrageous doctrine. Modern life is a Talmudic lie. Take a deep breath first prior to reading it though!

5. Define what ‘The Kabbalah’ is.

Sometimes this is spelt cabala and other variations. A body of mystical teachings of rabbinical origin, often based on esoteric interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures [Collins Dictionary]. Again another doctrine used by this JK cult to enhance their satanic evil methodologies and destruction on the world.

Sometimes there is a positive spin placed on the Kabbalah through the new age movement. This is just counterintelligence and a clever distraction from its real dark forces. It is the JKʼs conduit to evoke dark forces. It is intrinsically linked with freemasonry practices. And just a bit of digging shows that freemasonry has been totally usurped by this JK cult.

6. Describe what ‘The Protocols of The Learned Elders of Zion’ are.

Yet another significant doctrine within the JK criminal network. This is their master plan, a schedule of ʻhow toʼ set their Jew world order in place. This doctrine was leaked out into the gentile world in 1903 and there are claims of it being a forgery. What many scholars of this whole conspiracy say is that these protocols are far too accurate to be a fake. This doctrine ties in closely with the Communist Manifesto, the Talmud and the Kabbalah.

7. Describe ‘Operation Cast Lead’.

This is often referred to as ʻThe Gaza Warʼ but this term is an insult to the Palestinian people as at 11:30am on 27th December 2008 the people of Gaza were subjected to a three week onslaught by Israeli forces, where one and half thousand defenseless civilians were killed, including 400 children. The images and reports of this carnage were propagated around the world. This was one of Israelʼs biggest mistakes as it woke a huge amount of people up to the crimes of this nation and only highlighted the Palestinian cause.

8. Describe the technique of ‘Predictive Programming’ and give an example.

These JK have many techniques to carry out their consistent attack on the gentile world. PP is one of their most effective. We are all exposed to this harmful insidious mind control technique from cradle to grave. It is a method of implanting subtle subliminal messages into our psyche. It is done mainly through messages in music, fashion, cartoons, comedy and many of the arts. It usually is subtle but can sometimes be quite overt.

One example of this is where graphics of chemtrails are inserted into childrenʼs cartoons and the children absorb these images and then when they see these chemtrails in the sky, they have been conditioned to believe they are normal. PP is essentially a desensitizing tool.

9. What are ‘change agents’ and how do they operate in society?

These are groups of people at high level who are very much part of the NWO plan. They are directly associated with predictive programming through instigating artificial social trends (social engineering). They mould and change society to suit their agenda. For example think tanks such as ʻThe Club of Romeʼ would be responsible for setting up the global warming agenda. So as the populace get into a mindset that we will value a tree more than human (gentile) life. This all playing into their whole eugenicsdepopulation programme.

These change agents are placed in all high level positions in industry to constantly disrupt peopleʼs work and lifestyles. The purpose of this is part of their destabilizing template. They have to keep the herd moving, we mustnʼt have time to think and contemplate what on earth is going on. It also plays into keeping us all in fear of the latest rule and
legislation.

10. How is our modern day money created and describe the fiat banking system.

The paper money we all use today is now a totally artificial construct. Paper money is promissory and not backed by anything of any intrinsic value, only the value we all superficially place on it. It has replaced the precious metals used as currency. Also paper money is a debt-based currency. For a clear definition of money see the films: ʻMoney as Debtʼ and ʻThe Money Mastersʼ

11. What is usury?
Tying in neatly with the previous question and answer.
Usury is described as “The lending of money at exorbitant interest rates” [Webster dictionary]. Usury is the python that slowly strangulates us all. It never ceases its grip around us and dominates our world consciously and subconsciously.
Usury is prohibited in both the Koran and the Bible. By its nature it induces slavery and is referred to as ʻThe Evil of Usuryʼ.

“The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender” — Proverbs 22:7

12. What is the difference between Common law and
Maritime law?
Common law is the law of the land and the law of the
people. It relates to no harm, loss or injury. It dates back to The Magna Carta of 1215. It is current today albeit supressed and overpowers all current modern day legislation and statues. Many people now claim to be ʻFreemanwoman-of-the-Landʼ under Common law rights.
Maritime law pertains to shipping laws and is also referred to as fleet or admiralty law. It is the law of the sea and not the land. Yet all our courts operate in this maritime law. Hence we stand in ʻthe dockʼ in court. Much of our language also stems from this law such as apprenticeSHIP, citizenSHIP, etc. As do the banks – that is why we refer to the currency and ʻwithdrawʼ and ʻdepositsʼ from the ʻbankʼ (river bank). The lists of these associated terms are endless. These are not mere coincidences. The highlighted words in this text are key research areas.

13. Define what ‘the person’ is and why does it have such an impact in all our lives?
One cannot research Common lawMaritime law and Freeman-on-the-Land without stumbling across the term ʻthe personʼ. This refers to the artificially created corporation which is formed when a child is registered. i.e JOE BLOGGS usually capitals or prefixed name with MrMrs Miss, etc. It is a fictional entity which transforms us all from natural beings of flesh and blood to the corporate world.

All our business transactions and corporate transactions are dealt with through this fictional entity ʻthe personʼ. Our driving licences, our house deeds, our college entries, our examinations, all our bills, our wedding certificates, ad infinitum. In fact try to find any documents in which your ʻpersonʼ is not involved. You are not a person – you have a person.
This is yet another entrapment we all have unknowingly become entangled in and which is so difficult to weave out of.

14. How does ‘HAARPscalar’ technology play a part in this whole NWO agenda?
[High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program]
This it is often referred to as high tech weaponry. This along with scalar technology is said to have been used in artificially creating earthquakes and tsunamis around the world by accurately transmitting massive levels of microwaves into the specific areas of the atmosphere. It cannot be explained in a couple of paragraphs, best independently research this subject.

15. Describe ‘Agenda 21’ program.
Linked in with the think tanks and predictive programming Agenda 21 is a eugenics programme under the guise of saving mother earth (Gaia). This is all the global warming nonsense and greenie environmentalism issues which so many well-intentional people have fallen for. After all why would anyone not want to save the planet?
They use their old trick of predictive programming to subconsciously propagate a collective guilt trip on us all for ruining the planet and therefore we are almost feeling guilty for living, reproducing, using products, etc. That is why we have been flooded over the last couple of decades with nature ʻprogrammesʼ on the Talmudvision and main stream media. Worship nature/animals above all goy life.

16. What is ‘Project Bluebeam’ all about?

An intended false flag attack of aliens and ufos from outer space to artificially create all nations to unite, so as to form a new world army to dovetail neatly into ʻtheirʼ NWO agenda. The terrorist bogeyman man plot of ʻAl-qaeda moozlimsʼ can only work for so long before it begins to become transparent and dated and ʻtheyʼ will have to propagate a bigger more elaborate hoax.

17. What is ‘Codex Alimentarius’?

A nefarious destructive food control code which will ban all natural foods, products disciplines and practices. These of course will all be outlawed and replaced with their corporate ineffective and highly toxic allopathic medicine procedures. All playing into their eugenics agenda and control construct. It has already been introduced and they are using their ʻgradualismʼ technique to implement it.

18. Define ‘Chabad Lubavitch’ centres and the role they play in this conspiracy.

Pronounced ʻhabad lubervitchʼ. These are specifically Jewish network centres located across the globe (especially in Westernized countries). They been described as the bases for think tanks and training grounds for this agenda. They have been termed the new repackaged freemasonry, although in some ways these offices are less clandestine than masonic lodges.

19. Who were Ezra Pound and Eustace Mullins and what was the connection between these two men?

Both these men were instrumental in getting the ʻrealʼ truth out, prior to the internet. Ezra was sectioned in a mental institution for 13 years because he was very forthright and vocal in exposing the Jewish plot. Eustace as a young budding journalist visited Ezra in the institution and Ezra asked Eustace to research the Federal Reserve. This meeting and his follow up research had a profound effect on Eustaceʼs life. Please read Eustace Mullins books.

20. What is the ADL?

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 and was created by the J/K Bʼnai Bʼrith based in New York. It is a non-government organization aimed at preventing anti-semitism (surely if this cult just stopped their criminal activities and changed their attitudes towards gentiles that would immediately prevent anti-semitism).

21. What is AIPAC?

American Israeli Public Affairs Committee. Americaʼs pro-Israeli lobby working for half a century to strengthen the relationship between the US and Israel. Neocon Jewish Zionist organization with a budget of $65 billion and over 100,000 members. It sees to it that Israel’s 10 billion a year from the U.S. is not interrupted and that all foreign policy decisions end up benefiting the Jewish state.

22. What is the JDL?

Jewish Defense League formed in 1968. ʻNever againʼ is their motto. “Through our activism and web presence, JDL is committed to combating Jew-hatred in all of its multifarious manifestations.” Committed to ʻprotecting Jews from anti-Semitism by whatever means necessaryʼ. They are an offshoot of the terrorist organization Kach that has been banned in Israel and which is listed as one of the 10 most active terrorist organizations operating in the U.S. They have been responsible for many acts of terrorism on American soil, including beatings, stabbings, shootings, arsons and are suspected in the murder of Palestinian American Christian Alex Odeh. More recently, the #1 and #2 men of the JDL, Irving Rubin and Bernie Krugel were indicted on terrorism charges in the JDL: plot to blow up the office of California Congressman Darryl Issa. Both Rubin and Krugel were killed in prison to prevent them from telling what they knew concerning Israel’s role in 9/11.

23. What are ‘think tanks’ and how do they operate – give an example of one?

Think tanks are described as non-government organizations, but for us ʻin the knowʼ we are aware that our governments are controlled by JK bodies anyway. The purpose of think tanks are to create social engineering and design local and global trends to enhance the principles of ʻthe protocolsʼ and Talmudic teachings. Examples are Demos, The Club of Rome, RAND, etc.

24. What is the ‘Hegelian dialectic’ and how is it used against us?

The word Hegelian stems from Georg Hegel a German 18th century philosopher. He wrote about the master-slave dialectic. Mr Lizard (David Icke) claims to have coined the term ʻProblem-Reaction-Solutionʼ which explains this Hegelian principle. This technique is very effective and has been perpetrated against us again and again throughout history and us gullible goy keep falling for it to this day. They set the problem, we react and they have a predetermined solution in place. The classic is 911 to instigate a never ending ʻwar on terrorʼ and bring in their police big/brother state and WW3.

25. What/who is a semite?

Also pronounced “Shemitic” stemming from The Tent of Shem. Shem being Noahʼs son. Branch or subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages that includes Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Amharic, and such ancient languages as Akkadian and Phoenician. – [Collins dictionary].

The chosen ones steal everything off us non-Khazars and they have even the hubris to steal the identity of the true Semites. This Khazar tribe (both Ashkenazi and Sephadic) do not have a drop of Semite blood in them. They have absolutely no right whatsoever to claim any affiliation with a Semite and therefore their “anti-Semite” club card they pull out in any dispute (when we expose their ubiquitous crimes) is spurious.

26. Who was Theodor Herzl and what role has he played in this whole NWO?

Hertz was a key player in founding Zionism. I feel it is important to note that when many people in this area of the truth movement refer to the key problem being Zionism and not the Jews, we have to remind ourselves that Zionism has only been around for such a relatively small period time (since approxʼ 1897) and the crimes of this JK tribe have been going on for thousands of years.

27. What does the term ‘Goy’ mean?

Goy is a shortened way of saying Goyim. A derogative term for a gentile. It means two-legged animal to serve these cult members as slaves. Goy is often found in their doctrines and is often used in their day-to-day talk about us. Sometimes even slipped in on the Talmudvision (TV).

28. Who are David Cole and Ernst Zündel and what is their connection?

I can count on one hand the ʻgood Jewsʼ and David Cole is definitely one of the good Jews. He is a remarkable brave moral human being to be lorded. He helped expose the holohoax along with Ernst Zündel. Unfortunately David has since refuted his claims (most definitely threatened by his cult members). Ernst served seven years in Germany for highlighting the lies of the holohoax.

29. What was the ‘Leuchter report’ about?

Fredrick Leuchter was the American who acted as an independent non-partial scientific investigator on Zündelʼs court case. He was a qualified expert in execution technology and author of forensic Holocaust denial. His conclusion scientificly proved that no deaths due to gassing took place in any of the camps. He also reinforced Zündelʼs claim that the camps were work camps and not death camps as claimed by this cult.

30. What are the four stages of a new idea?

(i) Denial
(ii) Ridicule
(iii) Violent opposition
(iv) Intuitively obvious

31. What does the term diaspora mean?

‘The scatteringʼ of people of any culture. Again the JK have highjacked and dominated this word for themselves. This is often used by them in reference to their supposed suffering and hardship being displaced across the globe. When in reality by their parasitic nature they could not survive without feeding off non-Khazars and therefore have to live amongst us – we are always their hosts.

32. How many countries have deported Jews and how many times in history have they been booted out of countries?

84 countries 109 times over a period of 2000 years. If you were a school teacher and there was one pupil constantly disrupting the lesson and bullying the other
children and you found out later that this one disruptive pupil had a history of being expelled from 84 schools 109 times throughout his or her schooling, you who suspect that it was this pupilʼs fault and not the various schools or other pupils.

33. What is a psy-op?

Means ʻPsychological Operation warfareʼ It is simply learning everything about your target enemy – their beliefs, likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities.
Once you know what motivates your target, you are ready to begin psychological operations.

34. What is a cypto-Jew?

A JK who hides behind an alternative religion in order to infiltrate and spy on the members of the particular religion. They have heavily infiltrated the Christians creating Christian Zionism in America. In addition many of the Islamic terrorist attacks have been carried out by cypto Jews.

35. What is ʻcognitive dissonanceʼ and why is it relevant in this whole Talmudic global agenda?

This can be described as holding two conflicting thoughts in the mind at the same time. The only way of dealing with this condition is to act in one of the following ways:
• Change oneʼs behavior
• Justify oneʼs behavior no matter how absurd the
justification is
• Oppress any criticism of oneʼs actions or thoughts CD is absolutely relevant in this agenda as it defines explains the reasons why a police officer carries out unlawful actions to protect these criminals, why a soldier can throw a bomb into a school knowing she will kill innocent children, why a doctor believes giving children harmful vaccinations is a positive thing – infinitum.

36. What does the term ʻpogromʼ mean?

This is a Russian term, originally meaning “riot”, that came to be applied to a series of violent attacks on JK in Russia in the late 19th and early 20th cent. Pogroms against these JK have been perpetrated on and off throughout history alongside their expulsion from countries. Again the question begs – “Why does history repeat itself against the same people again and again?”. [see Q32]

” I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do”
-Edward Everett Hale American author and Unitarian clergyman 1822-1909

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Awarta Residents Report Daily Zio-Nazi Raids

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IsraHell wants to destroy village, expand nearby settlements, says mayor of Awarta, near Itamar

Palestinians from Awarta are reporting that Zio-Nazi soldiers have been raiding their village every day recently, humiliating residents and damaging property while maintaining road blocks at the entrance.

Relatives of slain family members mark end of 30-day mourning period. Participants place cornerstone for new kollel named after Ehud Fogel. ‘You’re looking at us from above, wondering what all the fuss is about; this is all in your honor,’ says Ruth Fogel’s father

Awarta lies in close proximity to Itamar, in which five family members were stabbed to death a month ago.

Mayor Qais Awwad told Ynet Monday that IsraHell has also taken over land belonging to the West Bank village in order to expand nearby illegal Zionistsettlements.

Yaakov Manor, a left-wing activist who visited the village on Sunday, recounted one such raid in a Palestinian home.

“The soldiers entered rooms and broke furniture, broke a washing machine belonging to the family and a refrigerator as well. The soldiers tipped over oil containers and broke closets,” he said.

The Palestinian Authority condemned the raids and called on the international community to put pressure on IsraHell to halt them.

“Israel wants to destroy the village and expand nearby settlements,” said the PA’s foreign minister, Riyad al-Maliki.

Meanwhile, residents of the nearby Itamar awaited anxiously any news on the capture of the murderers responsible for killing five members of the Fogel family. The details of the case have been placed under gag order.

A neighbor of the Fogel family, Moshe Ronsky, told Ynet that he knew a little more than the rest of Itamar’s residents, but that no one was bothering to apprise the others of the progress being made in the case.

“The common civilian is unaware of the operations, and it’s too bad,” he said, adding that the residents were keeping busy with social gatherings as well as recently approved construction.

Uziel Damari, of the settlement’s emergency services, said no one was keeping him up to date either. “When the public knows nothing we have a problem,” he said. “Of course we also understand that there is an important intelligence operation going on and information may harm it.”

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New Flotilla ‘Must Be Stopped’ – Zio-Nazi PM

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Nazi Pm Netanyahu

 

THE planned dispatch of a flotilla of ships attempting to break the blockade on Gaza “must be stopped”, Zio-Nazi Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told a group of European representatives.

Speaking at a lunch with EU heads of mission in Jerusalem, Netanyahu said stopping the flotilla from heading to the coastal territory was a “common interest” for IsraHell and Europe.

“We are aware that there is an attempted provocation in May, possibly early June, of another so-called flotilla, not a peace flotilla but a provocation, a deliberate provocation to seek to ignite this part of the Middle East,” he said.

“I think it’s in your and our common interest, and I think it’s something that you should … transmit to your governments, that this flotilla must be stopped.”

Activists from 25 countries plan to sail about 15 ships to Gaza in May to mark the first anniversary of a smaller flotilla that attempted to sail to the territory last year, but was intercepted by Gestapo troops.

Zio-Nazi commandos raided the boats in a controversial operation that left nine Turkish activists dead and drew international condemnation.

Earlier this month, Netanyahu called on UN chief Ban Ki-moon to stop the ships seeking to break the Gaza blockade.

He said that organisers of the flotilla include “extremist Islamic elements whose aim is to create a provocation and bring about a conflagration”.

IsraHell imposed its blockade on Gaza in June 2006 after militants captured Zionist Gilad Shalit in a deadly cross-border raid from the territory, where he remains in captivity.

Nazi restrictions on imports and exports were tightened a year later when Hamas seized power in the territory of 1.5 million people, ousting loyalists of Palestinian president Mahmoud Ab-A$$.

In the face of international condemnation of its raid on the flotilla, IsraHell eased some of its restrictions on goods entering and leaving Gaza.

But it maintains tight restrictions on items it says could be used by Hamas, including some building materials, and continues to control Gaza’s airspace and sea access.

During Netanyahu’s meeting on Monday, EU ambassador to IsraHell Andrew Standley expressed the bloc’s concern “at the lack of progress in the Middle East peace process”.

He urged both sides to move towards renewing talks and expressed hope that a tentative calm between IsraHell and Hamas, reached after a flare-up of violence around the Gaza Strip, would be maintained.

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Fleeing Thoughts From the Mu-Barak Zionist Military Prison

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Posted by: Sammi Ibrahem

Chair of West Midland PSC

In oppressive countries, the noble persons dwell behind the bars. Don’t
grieve my friends, I’m in the normal place!

I’ve made a mistake when I was in Hisham Mubarak Law Center once, and
declared my intention to write a sequel to my article “The army and the
people were never one hand.” However, when I get detained in order not
to write a specific article, it becomes the most valued testimony I
could ever receive in my lifetime!

This is the seventh time to get detained; Two times in Syria, two times
at the hands of the Egyptian police, and three times at the hands of the
Egyptian military. How many times are required before I can live free?!

In Mubarak’s era, detentions were issued by administrative decisions.
But nowadays, blessed with the Military Council, detentions pass through
military court rulings!

Yesterday, Saturday 9th April 2011, I’ve commemorated the second
anniversary of No for Compulsory Military Service Movement by drinking
juice and eating some pieces of chocolates. O’ Egypt! Why do you always
steal our joy deliberately?!

I’m reminiscing Mubarak and State Security days now! At least, I have
never been sent to prison, and neither beaten by a state security
officer, nor sexually harassed!

Weirdly enough, on the walls of the opposite cell, some prisoner has
inscribed “This is from the favour of my Lord.[1] ” Is this your favour,
Lord? Do You really bless those who kill and torture our brothers?!

“You! With the star, eagle, and beret [2]… Why are you possessed by
arresting young men?

“Raise the walls of my prison more and more! The revolt will soon
destroy the sore!”

These are the chants which I keep on repeating inside the military prison!

I can feel the intention of harming me after the court ruling. Don’t
believe the army’s worthless claims about suicide attempts. Hence, the
Military Council is responsible for my safety and well-being until the
time of my release.

Thanks to everyone worldwide who showed solidarity with me. Freedom has
its price, and I’m paying this price behind the prison walls, while
you’re paying it outside.

Note:
Maikel Nabil has written this article in Arabic on Sunday 10th April
2011, and handed it to one of his lawyers inside the military court
around 1400 local time, before being informed with the “mysterious”
court ruling which has sentenced him to 3 years in prison charging him
for the likes of articles, Facebook comments, and many other
unbelievable things words.

Footnotes:
[1] 27 – 40 of Qur’an. This specific verse, Ayah, among various verses,
is used publicly in different contexts to publicly praise to the Islamic
god, Allah. You will surely witness this verse inscribed on many shops
nameplates, service cars, private cars, as well as home entrances, etc…
Maikel here denotes to a popular phrase, but this time inscribed by a
prisoner on the wall of his own cell, which Maikel perceives as weird.
[2] Reference to the Egyptian army and police insignias and uniforms.

Taken from

http://www.mideastyouth.com/2011/04/11/fleeing-thoughts-from-the-military-prison/

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Arab Spring at Azerbaijan’s Door

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by crescentandcross

 

www.antiwar.com

MOSCOW – Campaigners are asking the Azerbaijan government to introduce radical reforms early to avoid a popular uprising sweeping the Arab world.

Opposition leaders and rights activists have mobilized large protests in March and early April, and plan more—despite the official restrictions on public rallies. Many demonstrators have been detained. 

“The majority of the enlightened population is outraged by the systematically falsified elections, absence of freedom of thought and assembly, opposition activists being held as political prisoners, beating and harassment of journalists, politically dependent and corrupt courts, and absence of rule of law,” Dr. Leila Alieva, who heads the Baku-based think-tank Center for National and International Studies told IPS.

Azerbaijan is the largest country in the Caucasus region. Located at the crossroads of eastern Europe and western Asia, it has the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west, and Iran to the south. Azerbaijan is rich in oil and natural gas, which bring it $50 million a day. About 99 percent of its population of 8 million is Muslim.

President Ilham Aliyev took over from his father Heidar Aliyev in disputed elections in 2003. The regime is widely seen as corrupt; a U.S. diplomatic cable that surfaced on WikiLeaks describes Aliyev as a mafia boss. Election monitoring organizations have pointed to fraud.

Despite its oil wealth, the majority live in abject poverty. Official salaries are unrealistically low, says Alieva, and the education sector and health system are almost collapsing under increasing demands for bribes. But not unlike Libya, the oil and gas resources allow the government to buy political and social support.

Alieva says up to a quarter of the Azerbaijan population works in Russia due to the worsening economic conditions.

“The government severely restricts freedom of assembly,” Giorgi Gogia, Caucasus researcher for the Europe and Central Asia Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW), told IPS. “They have not authorized a single rally in central Baku for a few years, and police quickly and often violently disperse unauthorized protests. The crackdown on peaceful protests intensified this year after the opposition and youth groups announced their intention to hold rallies calling for a change of government.”

Human rights violations documented by HRW include torture, ill-treatment, and deaths in police custody and near complete impunity for the police.

Gogia says “the recent protests in Azerbaijan were inspired by the popular uprising in Middle East and North Africa, but I cannot comment on the level of grievances of Azerbaijani and their readiness for regime change. One thing is clear: the government takes those protests seriously, and they seem determined to crush any attempts at peaceful protests against the regime.”

The Council of Europe (a grouping of 47 nations to promote human rights) has appointed a special rapporteur to study the issue of political prisoners in Azerbaijan. “But Baku refuses to cooperate with the rapporteur and has not given him access to the country,” Gogia said. “This is one of the very rare instances when a CoE member-state flatly refuses to cooperate with the special procedures.”

Sam Patten from Freedom House told IPS that “the parliamentary elections held late last year showed no signs of improvement, and there is now the prospect of increased regulations further restricting the independent activity of civic organizations.”

Further arrests following demonstrations earlier this month do little to suggest that the government may be loosening its grip in the wake of “the Arab spring”; rather, it is tightening it even further, Patten said.

Street protests may be stepped up despite the threatening messages the government has been sending would-be protesters, Patten said. Azerbaijan’s population is strikingly young and the most Internet-savvy in the South Caucasus.

In response, the government has been warning Azeris to stay off social networking sites. One government television program suggested that excessive time spent on Facebook would lead to impotence.

Patten said, “Another sign to watch out for is the government’s official position with respect to Islam. In the past, Azerbaijan has repressed religion, citing fears about extremism. But religiosity in Azerbaijan is on the rise, especially among the young, who view the government as insidiously corrupt and unable to respond to public and community needs.

“Further repression of religious groups could lead to even greater instability. Aliyev, however, is reported to have recently met with a large gathering of clerics—unusual for him—in a tacit recognition of the need to allow for greater religious freedom in view of events throughout the Middle East.”

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The Truth about Gaza

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by crescentandcross

 

By Samah Sabawi


The media coverage of Israel’s ongoing bombardment of Gaza that left many dead and many more injured echoes Israel’s claim that it was part of an escalation that began on Thursday when Hamas militants fired an anti-tank missile at an Israeli school bus, critically wounding a teenager and lightly injuring the driver. Such claims ignore the reality that systematic violence against the Palestinians has never stopped.

In fact, in the weeks before the school bus incident between 16-29 March, according to the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Israel has killed a total of 14 Palestinians, including six civilians, and injured 52 Palestinians, including at least 40 civilians (19 children). In that same period, three Israeli civilians were injured. OCHA’s report makes it clear that all the civilian fatalities and 19 of the Palestinian injuries occurred as a result of Israeli tank shelling and mortar fire. So while both Hamas and Israel have targeted civilians, Israel has used force far more lethally against the civilian population. And as tragic as the wounding of an Israeli boy on a bus is, his injury was not a trigger to Israel’s bombardment of Palestinians in Gaza which has continued on and off for the better part of this last decade and certainly was not what started this current escalation.

Unfortunately, Palestinian deaths and injuries and Israeli incursions don’t make the daily news in Australia. But the death of every child, man and woman is indeed felt deeply in the close-knit community of Gaza and the rest of Palestine. Failing to understand this is failing to understand the impact of the human tragedy on this conflict. On the political level, this failure to comprehend the human tragedy and how it inflames Arab and Muslim public opinion has (and continues to have) disastrous consequence for world peace and security. Western audiences are spared the images of grieving Palestinian mothers and fathers, but in the Arab and Muslim world, such images are a constant reminder of the brutality of the Israeli occupation and of the hypocrisy of the world powers supporting it.

This gap in reporting leaves many with the false impression that since Israel’s Operation Cast Lead, there has been “calm” between Israel and the Palestinians. But reality tells a different story. In fact, since Cast Lead and up to February this year, Israeli Human Rights organization B’Tselem reported a total of 151 Palestinians killed in the OT, 19 of them were minors. During that same period 9 Israeli civilians were also killed by Palestinians including 1 minor. These statistics as horrid as they are don’t even begin to describe the daily violence of occupation including the travel restrictions, the lack of access to medical care, clean water and electricity.

Indeed, the violence of Israel’s occupation comes in many forms. Perhaps the most poignant of which is Israel’s collective punishment of Palestinians in Gaza. Keeping the economy “on the brink of collapse”, confirmed as an Israeli policy by diplomatic US cables revealed by Wikileaks, is the goal of the inhumane siege that has made 55 percent of the population in Gaza food-insecure and 10 percent of Gaza’s children a victim to stunting and malnutrition. Israel’s periodic attacks, incursions and invasions that involve the killing of large numbers of civilians and the systemic destruction of agricultural lands, demolition of homes and destruction of civilian infrastructure have not stopped for one day since the siege intensified in 2007. Restricting the movement of people, prohibiting patients and students from leaving Gaza, prohibiting loved ones and relatives visitation rights to the world’s largest open air prison is a form of violent and extreme collective punishment that targets the entire population.

Let us not forget that 75 percent of Gaza’s population is made up of refugees denied for 63 years the right to return to their homes inside what is now Israel. Israel’s denial of the rights of refugees and its 43 year old occupation and colonization of Gaza and the West Bank is at the root of all the violence. Those who point at the latest set of incidents as the cause for the violence are simply missing the big picture.

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