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Worries Grow About Libya Rebels’ Brutality

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France, US now say Gadhafi could stay if he resigns

by Jeremy Sapienza

As Libya’s rebels increasingly reveal themselves to be anything but liberal democrats and the Western stomach for war sours, pressure on Gadhafi could be waning.

Bernard-Henri Lévy and others with no stake or chance of injury in the Libyan civil war continue to stoke the fires of conflict in op-eds, but the philosopher’s government, in the lead in cheerleading for war, is now negotiating with the Gadhafi regime. French and American officials now say it would be possible for Gadhafi to remain in Libya, as long as he is not in power. This comes after it was revealed the US has been in secret negotiations with the Libyan dictator, just days after recognizing the rebels as the legitimate government.

The rebels and the regime are currently locked in battle for the port town of Brega, with rebels alternately claiming control and being driven back to the outskirts. The “days not weeks” conflict hasdrawn out longer than originally thought.

And as the war drags on, the atrocities mount. A mass grave, filled with bodies dressed in the green uniform of Gadhafi’s regime, was recently discovered by the UK Telegraph at one of the conflict’s front lines. One was headless. The site has since been bulldozed and the rebel leadership is quashing the newspaper’s attempts to investigate further; tellingly, there was none of the typical call for the media to witness Gadhafi’s crimes.

Rights groups are documenting cases of extrajudicial killing by the rebels, and journalists are banned from certain areas. Last week it was reported some rebels are beating civilians and looting in recently overrun towns.

If the new boss is looking a lot like the old boss, it might be because many of the new bosses had been the old boss’ henchmen for the last four decades.

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Meaner Tougher IMF with Lagarde

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by Stephen Lendman

On June 28, New York Times writer Liz Alderman headlined, “France’s Lagarde Named New Head of IMF,” saying:

She’ll assume “one of the most powerful positions in global finance as a worsening crisis in Greece threatens the euro currency union and rattles financial markets worldwide.”

Washington’s choice all along, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner endorsed her over Mexico’s central bank governor Agustin Carsten, her only competitor after IMF board of directors excluded Israeli central bank governor Stanley Fischer. Allegedly because of age, he, in fact, lacked support outside Israel, and US officials stuck with traditional IMF policy of a European in charge.

An American always heads the World Bank, yet Washington dominates all international lending agencies, assuring it anoints officials heading them, public discourse notwithstanding.

On June 28, a brief IMF statement announced Lagarde’s appointment, saying:

“The executive board of the International Monetary Fund today selected Christine Lagarde to serve as IMF managing director and madame chairman of the executive board for a five-year term starting July 2011.” China, Russia and Brazil also supported her besides America and most European nations.

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne called it “good news for the global economy and for Britain.” French President Nicolas Sarkozy said about his departing finance minister, it’s a “victory for France.” Indeed so, as French banks are heavily exposed to Greek (and other troubled nations’) debt Lagarde is mandated to protect.

Her first move, in fact, was to back tough austerity Western banks demand, saying:

“If there is one message I have to send tonight, it is to say the Greek opposition must join a national entente with the party that is in power.”

A previous article discussed it, accessed through the following link: Banker Occupation of Greece

Another explained IMF financial terrorism, accessed through the link below:

It discussed how the organization destructively obligates indebted nations to take new loans to service old ones, assuring rising indebtedness and structural adjustment harshness, including:

  • – privatization of state enterprises, many sold for a fraction of their real worth;

  • – mass layoffs;

  • – deregulation;

  • – deep social spending cuts;

  • – wage freezes or cuts;

  • – unrestricted free market access for western corporations;

  • – corporate-friendly tax cuts;

  • – tax increases for working households;

  • – crushing trade unionism; and

  • – harsh repression against opposition to a system incompatible with social democracy, civil and human rights.

Key is that debt service tops other obligations, assuring bankers get paid, no matter the hardships imposed on working households through no fault of their own or that bailing out European banks violates the IMF’s charter.

In his June 29 article headlined, “A World Overwhelmed by Western Hypocrisy,” economist and former Reagan administration Assistant Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts said the IMF “is only empowered to make balance of payments loans, but is lending to the Greek government for prohibited budgetary reasons (so it) can pay the banks.”

The European Central Bank (ECB) is also “prohibited from bailing out member countr(ies),” but it’s doing it for the same reason. In other words, banker bottom line priorities supersede institutional rules and legal standards, making a mockery of governments of, by and for the people they don’t give a damn about and show it.

On June 29, the Wall Street Journal said Lagarde has unsettled legal questions at home, explaining that:

A “French criminal court (will) decide on July 8 whether to launch a probe into accusations that (she) overstepped her authority as finance minister in 2007 when dealing with a controversy pitting tycoon Bernard Tapie against the French state, or to dismiss the case.”

Given broad consensus backing her, expect the latter though at this time it’s unfinished business. At issue was her 403 million euro arbitration order benefitting him, not the government she was sworn to serve. As a result, French Court of Cassation (its highest court of appeal) Attorney General Jean-Louis Nadal ordered the Tapie dossier made public, including allegations that “Lagarde had indeed acted in a way to defeat the law….to help Tapie gain a favourable decision, against an earlier” appeals court judgment favoring the state.

Perhaps now it’s old news with Lagarde replacing Dominique Strauss-Kahn, forced to step down over allegations of attempted rape, an implausible accusation on its face. In fact, he was targeted for backing more responsible IMF policies.

Anathema to bankers, he endorsed “employment and equity (as) building blocks of economic stability and prosperity, of political stability and peace, (adding) This goes to the heart of the IMF’s mandate. It must be placed at the heart of the policy agenda.”

Not for Wall Street and other financial giants, focused solely on extracting maximum wealth for themselves at the expense of working households and nations. Lagarde is mandated to assure it. Expertise aside, her background shows ready willingness to comply.

In 2009, the Financial Times called her the best Eurozone finance manager even though her background is law, not economics. The same year, Forbes ranked her the world’s 17th most powerful woman. Her official and unpublicized credentials are broad and extensive.

Since June 2007, she was Sarkozy’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Finances and Industry. Previously, she was Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin’s Minister of Agriculture and Fishing, as well as Minister of Trade. Earlier, she spent years in America, initially in the 1970s as an intern for Rep. William Cohen, later Senator Cohen and Defense Secretary.

In 1981, she joined Baker & McKenzie (B & K), a major international law firm, practicing antitrust and labor law. In 1995, she was elevated to its Executive Committee, was then appointed chairman of its Global Executive Committee in October 1999.

From 1995 – 1998, she chaired B & K’s European Regional Council and Professional Development Committee. In 2004 and 2005, she was an ING Groep NV Supervisory Group member, and in 2004, she became president of its Strategy Committee, spending over two decades at B & K before returning to France as de Villepin’s trade minister. She also served as Board of Governors chairman for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, as well as a Board of Governors member at the European Investment Bank and Inter-American Development Bank.

In May, the Voltaire Network provided more information, excluded from her official resume, including her membership in America’s Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), an influential organization emphasizing national security and “advancing (US) global interests.” Specializing in crisis management, it’s also connected to the highest government and Pentagon levels.

There and later, Lagarde put their interests above her native France, including while heading (with Zbigniew Brzezinski from 1995 – 2002) ISIS’ Action USA/EU/Poland commission and the USA-Poland Defense Industries working group.

At B & K, she noticeably favored US corporate interests over French ones, including Boeing and Lockheed-Martin at the expense of Airbus and Dassault. In 2003, she became a Commission for the Expansion of the Euro-Atlantic Community member, in charge of potential Poland, Latvia, Romania, Czech Republic and Hungary investments.

According to Voltaire:

For many years with the above organizations, her actions represented “a case of conflict of interests. However, when the political positions defended by (these) groups….are analyzed, it is impossible to ignore that they are completely against the French position defended by de Villepin before the United Nations.” For her part, Lagarde “promote(d) the interests of the US firms, not those of the Old Europe.”

In his May 30 CounterPunch article, titled “The IMF After Strauss-Kahn,” Philippe Marliere, a University of London Professor of French and European politics, said:

As Sarkozy’s finance minister, it’s “hard to find one single decision, debate or policy that she has initiated or imposed her mark on. At home, her voice has hardly been heard in economic debates, let alone in political debates in general.”

No matter, she’s a club member in good standing, a neoliberal hard-liner, chosen to enforce structural adjustment harshness, starting with Greece.

Beginning July 5, she’s mandated to keep democracy’s birthplace in debt bondage, assure bankers are paid, lower its standard of living, impoverish most Greek citizens, sell off all valued state assets at fire sale prices, strip mine Greece of everything of worth, then replicate the process elsewhere, in charge of a financial coup d’etat against entrapped sovereign states.

Beneath her bourgeois charm lies a financial predator, chosen to wreck economies, not heal them. Throughout its history, IMF policies perpetuated debt bondage, entrapping nations to service money master oligarchs, surrendering their sovereignty in the process.

Lagarde’s now in charge to force feed austerity, well rewarded to ignore the pain and suffering she’ll cause, but don’t expect Western managed news to explain.

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Guantanamo North

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by Ernst Zundel: An Eerily Accurate Prediction

A Georgetown University law professor, Dr. Van Dinh, who helped craft the scandalous Patriot Act, recently extended for another four years, was asked by a reporter:

“An estimated 5,000 people have been subjected to detention since 9/11. Of those, only five, three non-citizens and two citizens were charged with terrorism-related crimes, and one was convicted.

How do we justify such broad-sweeping legislation that has resulted in very few terrorist-related convictions?”

( Viet Dinh, as reported in Wired Magazine, 2-2004) :

“It may well be that a number of citizens were not charged with terrorism-related crimes, but they need not be. (…)

Where the Department has suspected people of terrorism, it will prosecute those persons for other violations of the law rather than wait for a terrorist conspiracy to fully develop and risk the potential that that conspiracy will be missed.”

So that’s how it was done!

In sanitized Washington, D.C. lingo, such an arrest is called an “extrajudicial rendition.”

My husband, Ernst Zundel, was one of those 5,000 – arrested on a bright Tennessee spring day in 2003, without an arrest warrant – just like that! On American soil. By agents of my government. At the behest of the Holocaust Lobby. Allegedly Ernst missed an immigration interview and, thus, gave up his chance for a Green Card thanks to his marriage to me.

Now picture the setting – the Toronto West Detention Centre, October 3, 2004. A bitterly cold Canadian winter is looming. Ernst is accused of “…being a security threat to the State of Canada,” but he is not allowed to face his accuser(s), know what they said, or argue against what they said.

He is the only White thus accused; with him in the same isolation ward sit 6 young Arabs, one in the cell right next to him, a young man by the name of Almrei, a Jordanian in his early thirties – a man who several times already tried to go on hunger strikes and once attempted suicide.

For it is bad, and getting worse.

Starvation rations, verbal abuse and physical humiliation are the order of the day. Strip searches – hundreds of them, for no discernible reason! Several emails informed me that guards are spitting in his food. We are still lucky, though – we can talk on the telephone, ______ Once, Ernst told me, he was returned to his cell after a consultation with his attorney, and a huge black guard stood inside, sadistically grinning, stripping on a plastic glove. According to the malicious Canadian media, Ernst is supposed to be this fire-breathing White Supremacist – and never mind that he has given employment to various minorities for decades!

A principled activist on behalf of his maligned German people accused of having practiced industrial-type genocide – a man already in his early sixties, with not a speck of criminal conduct ever to his name- Ernst is brutally kept caged much like a murderer or child abuser in an isolation cell. He is forbidden to speak a single word to other prisoners. The light in his cell is never turned off. Privacy is non-existent; every 20 minutes somebody peers into his cell through a peep hole and and notes his observations on a paper pad. His toothbrush is kept on the dirty floor outside his cell, along with a comb, a plastic spoon and fork next to a roll of toilet paper. He has to ask for such items as needed, and his requests may or may not be granted, depending on the mood and temper of the guards.

He has lost a crown from one of his teeth, and it will take more than a year until he is taken to a dentist.

Ernst is only lightly dressed. Shoes are not allowed – he stands barefoot on the ice-cold cement. The other day, a kind guard gave him an extra T-shirt; a second one snatched it away.

The cell holds neither desk nor chair. He is not allowed a ball point pen or even a regular pencil, only two-inch sawed-off pencil stumps. Ernst sits on a stack of court transcrips, wrapped in his bedsheet against the bitter cold, and here is what he writes to a friend of his in France, a fellow activist:

At 2.25 a.m., I woke up last night, bright awake, my mind going at
full tilt! It was something Ingrid had said in response to what’s
going on in the Middle East involving the death of a high-ranking
“Pope-like” religious leader. I said that it was caused by our
Traditional Enemies. She, in her usual without-guile innocence
said: “Why would they want to do that? Kill a Pope? A religious
leader? What’s that going to gain them?” So let me explain why I
said what I said:

The problem in Iraq stems from the duality of the “heads” grafted
onto the American body politic – the “Lobby” power and the “Money”
power. Thus we see two diametrically opposed policy goals at
loggerheads with one another. It is horrible for a state to be in
this position.

There is its own national self-interest of the oil and resource
sector of the American-military-industrial complex, as personified by
Bush, Cheney, Halliburton, Bechtel Corp. and the Council on Foreign
Relations crowd. These largely Gentile-dominated outfits wanted to
steal the oil and precious metals not only of Iraq, but of that whole
region, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrein – all these
oil-producing areas, as well as Afghanistan, the gate-way to the
ocean of oil, in the Caspian sea basin! That was the loot Bush and
Gentile U.S. capitalist circles as well as the military arms
manufacturers have had their eyes on for two decades, since Reagan’s
presidency. Why? Because China, India, Pakistan and South East Asia
are motorizing so fast that in another short 10 years, those three
countries will gobble up all the oil in the world now produced – in
one entire year! Thus America, England and all of industrial Europe
would be grinding to a standstill with an economic impact unequalled
in human history.

The Americans know about this state of affairs in the upper echelons
of the ruling circles – like the Bush family and their friends. The
Israelis and Jewish circles know it too! The Americans want the oil
of the region. In order to pump it, they need to conquer, pacify,
and reconstruct the area.

That’s their policy goal: No stability – no oil!

The Israelis, on the other hand, need a chaotic, destabilized,
at-war-with-one-another fractured Middle East. Divide and conquer!
Play one faction against another!

This has been their policy since the state was founded and has been
the Jewish modus operandi since Biblical times! That’s how
“minorities” rule. Let majorities fight each other!

Enter the Israeli Fifth Column, the neo-cons, who had wormed their
way into positions of power. They decided and ruled at the most
important levels of government, the media and, especially, the think
tanks and the intelligence apparatus.

That’s why 9/11 was created offshore and allowed to take place by the
“oil and resource lobby” – and the ruling oligarchy. Both needed a
new Pearl Harbor!

The theft of the treasures of the Middle East had to be camouflaged
under some fanciful name or slogan. The “‘weapons of mass
destruction” was the fig leaf supplied – mainly by
Israeli and Jewish agents and infiltrators, i.e. sources via the
Likud-Sharon-Wolfowitz-Perle-Rumsfeld crowd!

The Israelis needed to destroy Saddam Hussein, the only guy in their
neighborhood who was ruthless enough and had the cunning or survival
instinct to beat down his fractious population of various tribes,
such as the warlike Kurds, as well as his religious fanatics. He
ruled with a brutal iron fist, because nothing else can guarantee a
stable state in that place since time immemorial.

The Jews know that America is financially bankrupt, a powder keg of
racial problems simmering below the surface, ready to blow like a
volcano if ever there is going to be a depression or massive
unemployment, which could be anytime. They had to act fast!

Thus Wolfowitz, Perle, Kristol and their cohorts exploited the
opportunity and ugly anti-Muslim mood created by 9/11, as it was
designed to produce, by those who planned and executed it. They knew
that they had only a small window of opportunity where the
Bush/Cheney Cartel’s policy would overlap with theirs. They had to
do it in Bush’s first term, because Bush the Younger was going to do
Saddam Hussein in, which the father did not get around to doing
because he tripped up, got the Jews mad at him and was thereafter
unelectable! The Jewish-dominated media and Alan Greenspan’s Federal
Reserve policies saw to that after 1991.

That’s why we saw the frantic maneuvering and clamoring for war by
the Neo-Cons, Israel’s Fifth Column in America. They wanted that war
so bad you could taste it, because they knew Bush’s 9/11 popularity
windfall was wearing off – and increasing numbers of Americans were
getting wise to the neo-cons everywhere.

The Pentagon top brass wanted to wait, prepare better, get more
troops etc. You remember the debate – they wanted at least
200,000-250,000 troops and U.N. participation via Powell. The
Israelis saw these millions upon millions hit the streets around the
world in anti-war demos and decided to hurry things along with fake
intelligence assessments. They basically lied the U.S. and Britain
into that war – with both light-weight leaders Bush and Blair going
along for cheap glory and the subsequent spoils! They knew the 21
million Iraqis were, by then, a “Fourth World” country, decimated by
the 1991 Gulf war and 13 years of deadly sanctions!

Iraq was one more time pounded into the dust. There was no contest
ever – the results were a forgone solution! The Israelis got what
they wanted – Israel wanted to smash Saddam Hussein via the U.S.
military machine, because he had been a thorn in their side for 25 years
already. But they also wanted to cow and intimidate all the other
states around them by the example of the utter devastation of Iraq –
much like my treatment is meant to serve as a scarecrow to frighten
the patriotic groups.

Make no mistake about this “by-product”! This is almost as good as
having a war, because the Israelis can point to Iraq and say: “Do
you see the influence we have in Washington? We can get our “Golem”,
our American pitbull, to tear you apart any time we want! So watch
your step!”

The first one to see the light was Muamar Khaddafi, who previously
refused to buckle under, even after Reagan bombed Libya and after the
Lockerbie disaster in 1989, where 270 people were killed! For 14
years, Khaddafi had always refused responsibility for the Lockerbie
explosion. After the smashing and invasion of Iraq, Libya paid $2.7
billion in compensation – a huge amount for those 270 victims –
adding meekly that it “accepts responsibility for the actions of its
officials”! (Newsweek, Page 4, Sept. 1, 2003). You can bet your life
that the American behavior against Saddam Hussein and Iraq shook that
money and apology loose! Terror speaks its own persuasive language.
Especially Middle Easterners know that.

Those who planned and executed 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq knew it, and still know it. They are masters at employing terror!

The Israelis and Jewish lobby have achieved their primary policy
goals already. Saddam is gone, his military finished. Iraq is a
basket case. And Israel will now do what they did in Lebanon in 1982
and after – destabilize the region, keep everybody fighting
everybody. If a strong religious or political leader, or group around
him, arise – simply have him killed! They have had this policy for
4,000 years, as is evidenced by a book published by a New York State
University Press a few years ago, “The Role of Assassinations in
Jewish History” or something like that.

In living memory we have had the famous Lavon Affair, where the Israelis
were going to burn and blow up American consulates, information
agency libraries etc. in Egypt and then blame Nasser’s “Moslem hot-
heads” for it! Mossad did that in 1953. The terrorists were
caught, prosecuted, hanged – the very rare time where the Israelis
goofed up!

Menahim Begin blew up the British headquarters in Palestine, the King
David Hotel, with lots of casualties, civilian and military. Shamir
and his assassin gang killed Lord Moyne, a U.N. official, without
qualms or repercussion to them! Moshe Dayan killed people at Deir
Yassin in terror-inspiring massacres, as did Sharon in Sabra and
Chatila and in Jenin – again with total impunity, no sanctions, no
war crimes trials, nothing!

These people’s chief stock-in-trade is terror – on an individual and
on a state level. They have always been and still are born
terrorists. “Targeted killings” of Palestinian religious or
political figures and security men have been and still are Israeli
policy, as was and is the deliberate maiming and wounding of children
and demonstrators, deliberately shattering their bones, “hooding” of
prisoners – which the Americans have adopted in Afghanistan and in
Iraq, as well as concentration camps, such as the Americans have in
Guantanamo Bay now, denying of due process to prisoners or
enemies, no habeas corpus, no freedom of speech, freedom of assembly,
freedom of association. All these are instruments of Israeli
occupation since 1948 in Palestine – and now in America!

That Americans and Canadians don’t want to see it – or if they see
it, don’t understand what it is really designed to do – is simply
because the media and educational system has dumbed them down to a
level hitherto unknown in the civilized world. They are modern-day
zombie populations, led around by the nose – mentally so manipulated
that they cannot think straight, much less act in their own
self-interest either as individuals or as societies and states. They
have become the tax-paying cash cows and playthings of an alien
oligarchy both in spirit and in reality.

What will that mean for Iraq and the U.S. role there?

Newsweek, with its 4 million readers, asked the front page question
in its issue of 1 Sept. 03: “So what’s Plan B?”

Why should there be a plan B? This war was a proxy war, fought by
Israel’s American pitbull, temporarily unleashed to destroy Israel’s
most dangerous local/regional enemy. That was the war aim of the
neo-cons. That task was accomplished. Israel is today safer than it
was for years, and will be so for years to come!

The Israelis don’t care that “meshuggene goyim” – that is, Gentile
boys and girls – are dying in terrorist attacks. They are not
Israelis. They are someone else’s problem. The Israelis did not like
that young Bush did not appoint a single Jew to his cabinet. They are
still upset that Sharon was not received in the White House with open
arms before 9/11 – and Powell’s fair peace plan did not help! Why
should they care that Bush’s ratings are going down, that his
presidency is in trouble? They are still carrying a grudge against
Bush the Elder and his friend James Baker, that uppity Goyim, who did
not sign the $10 billion carte blanche “loan guarantee” during the
elder Bush’s presidency! They never forget a slight!

Was it not therefore fortunate, very fortunate, that the attacks on
New York and Washington got the younger Bush’s attention,
straightened out his thinking and made him change his tune and
policies in favor of Israel? Overnight!

So what will happen in Iraq?

Israel has been vehemently opposed to an observer role for U.N. Human
Rights monitors, much less U.N. Blue Helmet peace keepers, anywhere
they had anything to say. As far as Jewry, Israelis, the neo-cons,
the whole crowd has anything to say, the U.N. is dominated by an
overwhelming number of unfriendly Third World nations – who regularly
vote against Israeli and American/Jewish interests. What they cannot
control, make use of or manipulate, they usually destroy – even their
bankrupt, moribund Soviet system. They are single-minded in that
policy of ego-ethnocentricity: “Destroy what does not serve Israel
and Jewry!”

Since they do not have anything to gain from a stable, prosperous
Iraq, they will sabotage anyone, any policy or initiative, overtly or
covertly, which will lead to a normalization of life in Iraq. Chaos,
civil war, riots, religious strive, poverty, unemployment, poor
sanitation and even starvation serve their interests. It is their
secret policy to ensure it stays that way – like in Gaza, the West
Bank, etc.

Enter the U.N.’s top diplomat and expert in “Nation building”, Sergio
Vieira de Mello, fresh from Geneva’s U.N. Human Rights body, hated by
the Israelis and the U.S. top brass alike! The U.N. wanted control
over rebuilding Iraq – the U.S. and the Israelis loathed that idea.
The Americans wanted mainly American businesses friendly to the Bush
crowd to get the most lucrative “re-building” contracts, freezing
most other nations out of these multi-billion dollar,
no-competitive-bids manna-from-heaven deals!

De Mello was appalled by what he saw in his nearly three months in
Iraq and, according to Newsweek, Sept. 1, 2003, was fed up and angry
enough to summon his chief U.N. spokesman, Salim Loue, and told him
to “draft a public statement condemning U.S. military recklessness”!
He planned to release it that evening!

That statement, which put the U.N. on a collision course with the
U.S. in Iraq, was never issued!

Was it not an odd coincidence that a huge flat bed truck could
blithely roll through all of Baghdad teeming with American roadblocks
and military patrols, carrying enough military ordnance covered
apparently by a tarpaulin, with 500 pound bombs, artillery shells,
mortar rounds – over 1,000 pounds of Iraqi ordnance, says Newsweek!
Uninspected and unsuspected, that flat bed truck could drive to
U.N. headquarters, park right beside De Mello’s office – and kill him
and another 24 people, injuring 86 more seriously, in a massive
explosion! Vieira was blown apart, his body parts crushed under slabs
of concrete, at 4.37 in the afternoon, while in a conference – no
doubt fuming about his troubled relationship with America’s chief
U.S. Administrator for all of Iraq, L. Paul Bremer. Bremer is for
Iraq what General MacArthur was for occupied Japan after Japan’s
surrender in 1945.

What are the chances of someone loading a 500 pound bomb, which would
take a crane or forklift truck to heave up from one of Saddam’s
ammunition bunkers, unto a truck unobserved? Ammo dumps in enemy
territory are always guarded by high wire fences and troops, 24 hours
a day, especially in war zones! Who on that day – before that
critical U.N. statement, which could have changed the course of
history in Iraq, went out to the world’s media – had most to gain by
this man and his closest aides being dead? On that day? At that
hour? Think about it!

What will the “Iraq” policy be now? Some newspapers explained it long
before the war started: the same policy the Allies adopted towards
the German state in 1945. It will be a brutal, all-stifling
occupation, in fact a military dictatorship – a policy of
dismemberment to weaken the conquered state into political and
military impotence, slicing off and setting up a semi-autonomous
Kurdish state – exactly as happened in Germany with the Eastern
provinces East Prussia, West Prussia, Silesia, Sudetenland etc lost
to Germany. In Iraq there will be Sunni, Shiite and other tribal
areas, like the British had in India, which allowed them to control
that whole populous subcontinent – 230 million people at the time –
with only 30,000 British troops, because the Indians were forever at
each other’s throats. Even ancient Rome did the same.

Israel has survived 55 years by the same technique against its
neighbors. Destabilize. Terrorize. Incarcerate. Subjugate. Keep
people unemployed, impoverished and, above all, spread hopelessness
and despair! Exile troublemakers. Imprison or assassinate natural
leaders by calling them “terrorists” – that way, absolutely no one
cares in the current hysteria.

It’s a license to murder!

Will the Israeli policy work for the Americans in Iraq? Maybe. For
the moment, Syria and Iran seem safe. Americans, unlike their
Israeli tutors, do not have the fanatical racist superiority complex
vis-a-vis their conquered population, because many of the GIs are
themselves minorities – Latinos, Blacks from the ghettos of Harlem
and Detroit. So far, only 77 Americans have been killed, only 500
wounded. The German Army lost almost 1 million soldiers killed at
the hands of Allied guerillas – if the same “wounded ratio” is
applied, another 6-7 million wounded by these “freedom fighters”
armed by the Allies! The Soviets lost 50,000 killed in Afghanistan
by the U.S.-equipped Bin Laden Mujahedin, before they pulled out and
then imploded and collapsed, never to rise again.

When will America say in Iraq, “Enough is enough!”? Time will tell!

Hard to say – what with all that oil there still to loot!

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Vet MP Claims British Jews are “Distancing” Themselves from IsraHell

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by Samira Quraishy

 

A veteran British MP has attacked the Westminster coalition government’s proposed change to the universal jurisdiction laws. Sir Gerald Kaufman also claimed that British Jewry is waking up to the truth of Israel’s human rights abuses.

During the second reading of the Police Bill on Monday 13 December 2010, Sir Gerald suggested that the proposed clause 151 has been “smuggled in to fulfill a Conservative election pledge” stipulating a change in the administration of universal jurisdiction in Britain. The Conservative Party placed a full-page advertisement in the Jewish Chronicle during the General Election campaign; a change in universal jurisdiction was one of a list of pledges made. He highlighted the case of the former Israeli Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni, and the successful arrest warrant granted for her part in the “slaughter” that had taken place during Operation Cast Lead; the Labour Party veteran added that changes to the law make a mockery of the British legal system.

Sir Gerald was berated in the House of Commons by staunch supporters of Israel, including Matthew Offord. When it was suggested that Livni was not wanted in the country, the MP for Hendon in North London responded, “She is in my constituency”. As Sir Gerald stressed Israel’s war crimes and its breaches of various international laws, he faced even more vociferous criticism from pro-Israel MPs; the Deputy Speaker of the House had to intervene to maintain order.

Robert Halfon, the Conservative MP for Harlow, accused Sir Gerald Kaufman of using the Bill reading for his own political agenda and suggested that his “hatred for Israel knows no bounds”, but the MP for Manchester Gorton was unfazed and went on to describe his recent visit to Jerusalem. He saw at first-hand, he told the House, the on-going human rights and civil liberties abuses Israel carries out against the Palestinians on a daily basis which made it even more important for the UK to continue to uphold the law in all circumstances.

“For all those crimes and many more, the Israelis are answerable to no one,” he said. “Now, one of the few sanctions on those crimes will be removed. As a result of the Bill, Israeli politicians will be literally allowed to get away with murder.”

What is even more remarkable, Sir Gerald noted, is that British Jews themselves are distancing themselves from Israel; even “one of the most active and vocal supporters of Israel” has accused the Israeli government of turning Israel into an “apartheid state”.

The Liberal Democrat leader and current Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg MP, had, said Sir Gerald, always “rose without fail to say how heinous and unacceptable it would be for the Labour government to change the law [on universal jurisdiction]… and how the Liberal Democrats would be totally opposed to any such change”. However, after recent broken pledges “the hypocrisy of the Liberal Democrats on universal jurisdiction is unlimited, as on so many matters. Week after week, their spokesman rose and opposed vehemently a change in the law for which he will vote tonight, just as Liberal Democrats voted last week [to increase university student fees] in blatant breach of their election pledges”.

Never one to mince his words, Sir Gerald Kaufman held firm that this was not a time to “creep to my front benchers [the Labour Party leadership], but to speak on behalf of my constituents” and suggested that even if the government insists on this change in the law, “Tzipi Livni and her ilk will remain unwelcome in this country”.

“I state a view that I have stated consistently in the House for very many years, and I shall continue to do so, because it is the Israelis who are in trouble, the Israelis who are turning Israel into a pariah state, and the Israelis who will be overcome by demographic changes   they will be outnumbered by the Palestinians   and this Government is an accomplice to what they are doing. God forgive them.”

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Abbas: A September Palestinian State or Lose World Support

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by Mohamed Khodr

 

(June 30, 2011)- “On the 29th November, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a Jewish State in Eretz-Israel; the General Assembly required the inhabitants of Eretz-Israel to take such steps as were necessary on their part for the implementation of that resolution. This recognition by the United Nations of the right of the Jewish people to establish their State is irrevocable.”

  • –Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel; May 14, 1948

“Believers are those to whom people said, “The people have gathered against you, so fear them.” But that merely increased their faith and they said, “Allah is enough for us and how excellent a Guardian is He.” (Qur’an: 3:173)

The Palestinian Authority, under Mahmoud Abbas, must immediately stop the limping and lackluster effort and present their resolution this September to the U.N. General Assembly to recognize a Palestinian State.   This will be the only worthy initiative that the PA has ever adopted since its founding in which the far majority of the world is supportive.

However Abbas must first and foremost find the courage and will to sacrifice his status and future much like every Palestinian child living under the daily brutality of occupation who fearlessly faces an Israeli tank or bulldozer ready to kill him, his family, or demolish their home and farm.

Since 1967 all the Palestinians have ever asked is for a State, albeit divided between the West Bank and Gaza, with East Jerusalem as their capitol, a mere 22% of their original homeland.   Given the never ending “peace process” they now live on only 14% of their homeland, which is shrinking rapidly every day.

Time is of the essence for Abbas to quickly submit the resolution to the U.N. to recognize a Palestinian States regardless of the threatened Obama need Jewish re-election money Veto.

If Abbas succumbs to fear of failure and fear of American consequences than Abba Eban’s (late former Israeli Foreign Minister), dictum that the “Palestinians never lose an opportunity to lose an opportunity”, will once again prove right.

Unfortunately given Abbas’ past history of buckling under American pressure the submission of the resolution to recognize a Palestinian State is not certain.  For whatever personal, political, or financial considerations he may have, he has constantly surrendered to the decade’s long Israeli/American lie that only direct negotiations between the two parties can lead to a peace settlement, i.e. the road map to nowhere but whose ultimate aim is to buy time to completely expel all Palestinians from Palestine.

Case in point:  Abbas has previously dropped the endorsement of the Goldstone Report at the U.N. Human Rights Council that accused Israel of war crimes and crimes against humanity shocking his people and the entire world.   The leaked “Palestinian Papers” revealed that his government was willing to concede to all of Israel’s demands including the surrender of East Jerusalem.

How can anyone in the entire world still believe that Israel with its dominance of the U.S. Government and foreign policy actually seeks or wants peace with the Palestinians?   What it seeks is all of Palestine without any Palestinians.

While the majority of the world is eager, supportive, and sympathetic to the plight of the occupied Palestinians and is willing to support such a resolution, it is the Palestinians themselves who are as of yet squabbling internally on the issue while the clock ticks down to ground zero, a point of no return for the Palestinians.

For Abbas and Palestine’s future submitting the Resolution to the General Assembly for a recognized state this September is the single most important moment of truth regarding the destiny of his people.   There must be no choice, no hesitancy, and no fear of failure but to forcefully and resolutely proceed with the resolution to the U.N. to recognize a Palestinian State

However if Abbas’ lives up to his usual puppetry to U.S. and Israeli pressure and forgoes this historical opportunity at the U.N., then two things will and should happen.

  1. World support for the Palestinians may seriously be diminished long term with the logic that if Palestinians don’t care about their own plight and future, why should the world?  Palestinian fatigue is already setting in many quarters of the western world.

  1. A mass uprising of the Palestinian people must occur against their incompetent leaders in the West Bank and Gaza and hold them accountable for crimes against humanity against their own people.

What can Israel do to the Palestinians that it already hasn’t and continues to do?

Palestine’s destiny is up to its people and not for debate, discussion, and decision by foreign powers.   In due time and God willing with a region wide Arab uprising overthrowing the rule of America’s tyrants it will be Israel that will sue for peace with the Arab world; having missed the opportunity for more decades.

The American philosopher William Irwin Thompson said it best when he wrote:

“If you do not create your destiny, you will have your fate inflicted upon you”

Mr. Abbas and Mr. Meshaal of Hamas, when we all meet our maker on Judgment Day, how will you explain your failure to seize this historical moment and seek recognition of a State for your people and the eventual freedom of an Independent Palestine?

Will you say you feared an American veto or another illegal settlement?

Or will Palestine remain:

“A land without leadership, for a leadership without a land.”

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Denying Palestinian Children Education

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by Stephen Lendman

 

In July 2011, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) issued a new report titled, “Education Denied: Israel’s Systematic Violation of Palestinian Children’s Right to Education,” even though it’s a fundamental human right.

It involves progressively developing children as individuals and responsible citizens. It’s key in helping them “raise their standard of living, and (be able to further their) economic, social and cultural development and growth of society.”

PCHR’s report addresses Israeli policies that affect primary education achievement for all Palestinians by 2015.

International law recognizes the right to education for everyone, including Article 13 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) stating:

“The States Parties to the present Covenant recognize the right of everyone to education….(It) shall enable all persons to participate effectively in a free society, promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations and all racial, ethnic or religious groups,” as well as advance activities for peace.

Fourth Geneva’s Article 50 states:

“The Occupying Power shall, with the cooperation of the national and local authorities, facilitate the proper working of all institutions devoted to the education of children.”

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) calls it an indispensable human right, essential to include the following features:

  • – Availability in proper, well-functioning, educational institutions;

  • – Accessibility to everyone without discrimination or unaffordability;

  • – Acceptability in terms of substance and quality; and

  • – Adaptability to reflect the needs of changing societies.

“The best interests of (students) must always be the primary consideration.”

Various other core international law provisions affirm that “basic learning needs of all children….be satisfied.” Primary responsibility falls on State Parties, obligated to respect, protect, and fulfill “positive measures to enable and assist individuals and communities to enjoy the right to education.”

As an occupying power, Israel is obligated by law to provide and encourage proper education for everyone. Nonetheless, it systematically denies Palestinian children the right to primary (and secondary) education. Its quality and accessibility are hampered by:

  • – military operations;

  • – physical safety issues;

  • – home demolitions and forced displacements;

  • – school overcrowding;

  • – too few facilities;

  • – many in disrepair;

  • – lack of teaching materials; and

  • – deteriorating children’s mental health, living in a violent environment.

In addition, basic rights for all besieged Gazans are denied or severely restricted, including for school children to be properly educated. Earlier from 2000 – 2004, Israeli attacks destroyed 73 educational institutions. During Cast Lead, public and private schools were deliberately targeted, damaged or destroyed.

Afterwards, Israel banned construction materials to prevent rebuilding, a policy still largely in force. As a result, “82 per cent of (damaged) Gaza schools (haven’t) been repaired due to the lack of reconstruction materials.” As a result, quality and accessibility of education to all students have been severely compromised.

Frequent Israeli incursions also jeopardize children’s safety. Moreover, they and schools are “consistently targeted by Israeli forces….Instances of killing and wounding of children at school have been recorded,” as well as educational facilities closed following military attacks.

In fact, schools in Gaza’s “buffer zone” near Israel face frequent sniper and other attacks, targeting Palestinians (including children) in so-called restricted areas. In 2010, five children were killed, another 44 wounded. As of April 2011, three children were killed, another 10 injured.

As a result, trauma, anxiety, and lack of concentration affect student performance, worried more about safety than learning. Isolation, an electricity crisis, unsafe water, and lack of basic necessities exacerbate conditions further.

East Jerusalem also faces a chronic classroom shortage at all levels. As a result, a February 8, 2010 memo from Deputy Attorney General Yehudit Karp to Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein said Israel’s failure to fulfill its legal obligations causes “disastrous consequences for the education system in East Jerusalem.”

Overall, around 5,300 students aren’t enrolled in any educational institution. Israel has done nothing to alleviate the problem or reduce the high dropout rate, “notably in the post-elementary educational cycle.”

West Bank performance also is unsatisfactory. In 2009, PA Ministry of Education and Higher Education standardized tests showed:

  • – only 43% of fourth-graders passed math;

  • – 66.7% passed Arabic; and

  • – 45.8% passed science.

PCHR noted that today’s tragic situation is easily reversed and preventable. Only the international community’s failure to hold Israel accountable prevents it. “This is not acceptable….Palestinian children’s fundamental right to education (must be) ensured, and their future(s) protected.”

A Final Comment

A new B’Tselem report titled, “No Minor Matter: Violation of the Rights of Palestinian Minors by Israel on Suspicion of Stone-Throwing” discusses another issue affecting hundreds of persecuted children.

From 2005 through 2010, “at least 835 Palestinian minors were arrested and tried in military courts – not for vandalism, arson, robbery, rape or murder, for alleged stone-throwing. Thirty-four were aged 12 – 13, 255 aged 14 – 15, and 546 aged 16 -17.

All except one were convicted. Due process and judicial fairness are nonstarters. Children are illegally treated like adults in violation of international law, including:

Article 37(b) of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) stating:

“The arrest, detention or imprisonment of a child…shall be used only as a measure of last resort and for the shortest appropriate period of time.”

However, Israeli military orders systematically violate international law provisions, norms and standards, operating extrajudicially with regard to arrests, interrogations, detentions, treatment, family member visitation rights, and legal representation, even for minors aged 10 or younger.

Even though Israel established a West Bank Military Youth Court in November 2009, serious violations of children’s rights continue.

B’Tselem interviewed 50 minors for its report, obtaining information from their arrest to release. Numerous rights violations were revealed, including:

  • – soldiers arrested 30 minors at home in the middle of the night;

  • – parents weren’t allowed to accompany them or know details of their detention;

  • – three were interrogated the same night; 19 the next morning; three that afternoon; and two five days later;

  • – only three got enough sleep prior to questioning; five said soldiers woke them if they dozed off;

  • – 19 said they were threatened and treated violently;

  • – 23 were denied basic functions, including going to the bathroom, eating and drinking;

  • – most children arrested were detained without bail until proceedings against them concluded; as a result, most (like adults) accept a plea bargain, pleading guilty to lesser charges (whether or not culpable for any) for shorter sentences; otherwise, they could be kept in jails or prison for long periods pre-trial, exacting a terrible toll;

  • – military courts impose incarceration in lieu of alternative punishments, in violation of international law.

In fact, 93% of minors convicted of stone-throwing were imprisoned for a few days to 20 months. Nineteen were 13 or younger even though Israeli law prohibits incarceration of children under age 14. Their only relief was shorter sentences when, in fact, stone-throwing, at most, is a misdemeanor, warranting nothing more than a reprimand, regardless of age.

Israel, however, convicted them lawlessly for being Muslims in a Jewish state. Most were denied family visitations, telephone privileges, and availability of educational services other than a few subjects inadequately, denying their ability to learn and be promoted.

Few Israeli officials involved in security and judicial procedures called for reforming brazen practices, infringing the rights of minors, even though Israel is obligated under international law to do so.

In fact, Principle 1 of the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child states:

“Every child, without exception whatsoever, shall be entitled to (fundamental human and civil) rights, without distinction or discrimination on account of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status, whether of himself or of his (or her) family.”

Israel, however, spurns all international laws, norms and standards, doing what it damn pleases extrajudicially because world leaders don’t hold it accountable. As a result, Palestinians chafe grievously under the yoke of its repression.

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Safe Nuclear Power

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by Stephen Lendman

 

In any form, nuclear power is inherently unsafe. For decades, nuclear expert Helen Caldicott warned it must be abandoned, saying:

“As a physician, I contend that nuclear technology threatens life on our planet with extinction. If present trends continue, the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink will soon be contaminated with enough radioactive pollutants to pose a potential health hazard far greater than any plague humanity has ever experienced.”

Anti-nuclear activist/expert Professor Karl Grossman agrees, calling “Atomic Energy: Unsafe in the Real World” in his June 29 article, saying:

“Nuclear power requires perfection and no acts of God” to avoid accidents that may become catastrophes. Humans and technology aren’t perfect. Natural and other type disasters happen. “(W)e can’t eliminate them. But we can – and must eliminate atomic energy” or it will eliminate us.

On March 18, Bloomberg said Japan’s Fukushima disaster “follows decades of falsified safety reports, fatal accidents and underestimated earthquake risks in Japan’s atomic power industry.”

The same is true in America and elsewhere – governments, regulators, and power companies suppressing vital truths, instead of shutting down inherently unsafe plants, making all of them ticking bombs.

Fukushima, Chernobyl and Three Mile Island exploded. Others as bad or worse are assured, irradiating vast parts of the earth disastrously. On June 22, kinetictruth.com headlined, “US heading toward nuclear disaster,” saying:

“After a yearlong investigation, AP concluded that many of the nation’s facilities are still (operating) because the safety standards that they are held to have been repeatedly weakened as regulations (for the world’s most hazardous industry became) more and more lax.”

After reviewing tens of thousands of government and industry studies and documents since the 1970s, it concluded that the industry-run Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) falsified arguments, saying “safety margins could be eased without peril.” As a result, not only are Americans endangered, so is one-fifth of the nation’s electricity supply.

Many problems AP found could trigger a nuclear disaster, including broken seals and nozzles, rusted pipes, aging facilities past their useful life, and numerous examples of shoddy maintenance and management laxity. Nonetheless, NRC officials rubber stamp license extensions, including 66 facilities over 25 years old re-licensed for another two decades, instead of responsibly shutting them down.

Vermont Yankee is perhaps the most notorious. Licensed to begin operating in 1972, Vermont’s Senate voted 26 – 4 against re-licensing in February 2010, citing radioactive tritium leaks, falsified management statements, a 2007 cooling tower collapse, among other problems, proving the facility is a disaster waiting to happen.

Nonetheless, on March 21, 2011, the NRC extended its life for another 20 years until 2032. Moreover, Entergy, Vermont Yankee’s owner and America’s second largest nuclear generator after Exelon, sued to revoke a state law, giving it legislative authority to suspend operations when its current license expires next March.

The plant, in fact, has the same GE Mark 1 Boiling Water Reactor design as Fukushima’s Units 1 and 2. According to Citizens’s Action Network’s Bob Stannard:

“It’s unimaginable to think that the NRC would declare this plant safe when (it) houses 640 tons of spent fuel in an unprotected fuel pool with no containment vessel. In Japan, the plant that’s in the worst shape has only 80 tons.”

If Vermont Yankee blows, perhaps all Vermont and New England go with it, and given its deplorable state, it may if it’s 20 year extension isn’t stopped.

Mid-America Threatened

In Missouri, record floods threaten two nuclear plants – the Cooper Nuclear Station and Fort Calhoun Station, yet little about either is reported, especially on television where most people get news. In early June moreover, the FAA issued an indefinite “no-fly hazards” restriction over the facilities to conceal the worst of what’s happening.

Both plants issued low level “unusual event” alerts that may rise to catastrophic ones. On June 30, the Omaha World-Herald reported that both plants store spent fuel rods in open casks. As a result, if Missouri River flood levels rise enough, they’ll “overflow them and carry contaminated water downstream.”

Both plants “use outdoor, above-ground entombment (called dry cask storage) for its oldest fuel,” kept in welded shut steel canisters placed “inside concrete bunkers that rely on outside air flowing” to dissipate residual heat. Allegedly, bunkers and canisters can withstand flooding. They may soon get a chance to prove it.

On June 15, Rense.com contributor Tom Burnett headlined, “Ft. Calhoun Spent Fuel In Ground Pools, Flooded Already?” saying:

“Ft. Calhoun is the designated spent fuel storage facility for the entire state of Nebraska….and maybe for more than one state.” It’s stored in ground-level pools underwater but open on top. “When the Missouri River pours in there, it’s going to make Fukushima look like an x-ray. But that’s not all. There are a LOT of nuclear plants on both the Missouri and Mississippi and they can all go to hell fast” if flood waters or other natural disasters threaten them.

Ft. Calhoun’s spent and recently removed fuel are stored “OUTSIDE the reactor waiting to wash away or explode – which will destroy about 15,000 square miles of what used to be the corn belt,” besides the potential human toll.

In fact, “Calhoun may already be spewing radiation into the flooding Missouri.” However, an information blackout keeps the public uninformed, including about an NRC report effectively saying it’s unprepared “to protect the intake structure and auxiliary building against external flooding.”

Nonetheless, Omaha Public Power District CEO Gary Gates told AP:

“There is no possibility of a meltdown. The floodwaters are outside of Ft. Calhoun, not inside,” AP adding:

“Fort Calhoun is the subject of more public concern because the floodwaters have surrounded that plant and forced workers to use raised catwalks to access the facility.” Cooper Nuclear Station “is more elevated, so the floodwaters aren’t as close to the facility.” But the facility is by no means out of danger.

NRC chairman Gregory Jaczko also claims flooding endangers neither plant, words he may later eat if levels keep rising. In fact, Public Citizen’s Tyson Slocum believes conditions are dangerous, saying:

“We’re inches away from (Calhoun) nuclear plant being flooded. It’s already an island. And we still have a very real possibility of flood levels rising….There’s always the possibility of the situation escalating, especially when we don’t control all the variables. That’s what happened in Japan.”

“There’s no question that there’s significant concern about the threat that rising flood waters pose to flooding certain operations of the plant that could disable certain critical safety features, including cooling systems.”

Cooper may also be endangered, he added, saying:

“We wouldn’t be having this conversation if this were a wind farm or if this were a solar power installation. Nuclear power inherently poses enormous risks to our communities. We really have to start questioning whether (it) should be a viable part of our 21st century energy mix.”

Any sane person would call that a no-brainer.

In addition, conditions appear worse, not better, after a protective Calhoun facility water-filled berm collapsed on June 26 after being struck by some heavy equipment. As a result, “(m)ore than 2 feet (60 cm) of water rushed in around containment buildings and electrical transformers,” according to Reuters.

Most disturbing is that very likely the worst of what’s happening is suppressed. Moreover, it’s standard practice for all major industries to protect their bottom line priorities, aided by complicit regulators, government officials, and media bosses, dismissive of public safety concerns.

As a result, the official IAEA Chernobyl death count was 4,000 when, in fact, a New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) study concluded numbers approaching one million and counting. Moreover, little information explained how BP destroyed America’s Gulf and gravely harmed the health and livelihoods of millions of area residents.

In early June, the Nuclear Energy Institute, a US industry lobbying group, claimed:

“No health effects are expected among the Japanese people as a result of the events at Fukushima.” In fact, weeks after the March 11 disaster, two distinguished nuclear experts, Christopher Busby and Marion Fulk, publicly said northern Japan (one-third of the country) is uninhabitable and should be evacuated. By now perhaps most or all Japan is affected, as well as many other parts of the world, including American air, water, soil and food contaminated by hazardous radiation levels.

America’s Southwest On the Edge

In late June, the Las Conchas fire began in New Mexico’s Sante Fe National Forest, 12 miles southwest of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). It’s America’s largest nuclear weapons research center, storing huge amounts of nuclear waste, including a reported 30,000 55-gallon drums of plutonium, the most toxic substance known.

According to the Los Alamos Study Group (LASG), a LANL site called “Area G” houses a nuclear dump, 19 miles from Sante Fe Plaza. “It’s Growing. And It’s Ours Forever:”

  • – larger than the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, NM;

  • – permanent waste is kept “in shallow unlined pits and shafts covered with dirt;”

  • – enough’s there to “fill 1.4 million 55 gallon drums – plus (another 60,000 drums) of temporarily-stored waste;”

  • – weapons testing and production adds another 54,000 drums annually;

  • – “two other mesas (will also be used) for dump sites;”

  • – regulatory oversight is entirely absent; and

  • – most waste “is entirely unnecessary.”

In fact, weapons development, testing and production way exceeds Cold War levels, even after America’s 2010 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia. It was an agreement more in name than substance, given Washington’s determination to pursue nuclear superiority by replacing old weapons with new, improved, more destructive ones.

As a result, LASG said LANL weapons design and testing continue. “Production of plutonium bomb cores has begun. A second plutonium plant is planned. Many more tons of plutonium are needed for the bomb factories. Huge new facilities for weapons testing and or novel kinds of nuclear processing – which will produce even more waste – are planned.”

Everything is dangerous and secret. LASG worries most about:

  • – increasing US Southwest drought, creating conditions for raging fires; and

  • – natural or engineered “unexpected events,” causing “unthinkable” nuclear catastrophes, including one affecting LANL, surrounding areas, and potentially much of America’s Southwest because bad enough nuclear accidents are unforgiving.

Whether current Los Alamos fires qualify isn’t known. On June 28, AP said midday flames were “as close as 50 feet from the grounds.” LANL safety assurances aren’t reliable, nor is information about potential widespread contamination if containment doesn’t work.

In Los Alamos, Senator Tom Udall (D. NM) said, “We are throwing absolutely everything at this that we’ve got.” As a precautionary measure, the city’s entire 11,000 population was evacuated.

According to Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety executive director Joni Arends:

“The concern is that (drums of plutonium) will get so hot that they’ll burst. That would put this toxic material into the plume. It’s a concern for everybody.”

She also worries that fire may affect LANL nuclear-contaminated soil. With a staff of about 15,000, the facility is huge, including 2,000 buildings, covering over 36 square miles on nearly four dozen sites.

It’s been around since WW II as part of the Manhattan Project. Thereafter, it evolved into a major scientific and nuclear research facility, developing, testing and producing state-of-the art weapons, as well as multidisciplinary work in various fields, including national security, space, renewable energy, medicine, nanotechnology, and supercomputing.

About one-third of its technical staff are physicists, one-fourth engineers, one-sixth chemists and materials scientists, and the others involved in mathematics, computational science, biology, geoscience, and other disciplines. Along with Alameda County, CA’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, it’s one of two Department of Energy facilities designing nuclear weapons and related activities.

Because of fire, lab facilities were shut for days. Moreover, 30 or more of its structures were destroyed, yet LANL claims its buildings were constructed to meet strict nuclear safety standards. In Japan, Tokyo Electric (TEPCO), regulators and government officials gave similar nuclear safety assurances, even after disaster struck, and still suppress vital information millions of Japanese citizens need to know. America’s NRC does it notoriously.

Why expect LANL to operate otherwise, especially given its sensitive work and large amounts of stored nuclear waste, including plutonium, perhaps vulnerable to ignite and spread over a wide area disastrously, despite officials calling the exposure risk small. Maybe they’re right, maybe not but won’t say. On June 30, Los Alamos County Fire Chief Douglas Tucker said the fire could double or triple in size before it’s checked, adding:

“We have fire all around the lab. It’s a road away.”

On June 29, the Sante Fe Reporter said nearly 93,000 acres were consumed. Its feature story headlined, “Flash Point: The West is burning. Is global ‘weirding’ to blame? saying:

Another 60,748 acres are ablaze, threatening LANL. It’s not one big fire. Since last July, nearly 1,000 ignited around the state, most in the past few months because of tinderbox dry conditions. They’re also across the West from Texas to California, as well as north to Colorado and Utah. In nearly a year, over 711,000 New Mexico aces were lost.

In a separate report, writer Chip Ward said Arizona and Texas are burning besides New Mexico and other states. However, residents close to Los Alamos live in fear, worried that smoke plumes might contain deadly radiation, especially plutonium if it ignites. Unless prevented, “the West is ours to lose,” and perhaps a whole lot more.

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Murder, Glastonbury and the Nuclear Nightmare

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“The Worst Thing That Can Happen” is Real

The Only Question is Timing

By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

Someday, perhaps soon, a nuclear weapon will destroy a city, America, Europe, it’s only a matter of time.  Behind the scenes, however, the stage is being set and things are in motion.  Intelligence agencies around the world are on it, working but not always optimistic they will succeed.  The problem, of course, is that not all intelligence agencies want to succeed.

Investigations inside Britain have stumbled on a grand conspiracy, one that ties 9/11, the Iraq invasion and even the murder of Princess Diana together.  Nothing of this magnitude has begun in the US or is likely.  Even in Britain, as witnesses come forward and investigators push for broader inquiries, doors are closed, sometimes as with the Derbyshire incidentbut more often with government sanctioned killings like the murder of Dr. David Kelly and the mysterious death of Robin Cook.

The killings, Cook, Kelly and more, many more,  all seem to circle around arms dealers known for their ties to access to nuclear material and their willingness to broker deals between Israel and such unlikely customers as Iraq or North Korea.  Thus far, only the death of Dr. David Kelly is confirmed to have been a murder tied to one or more of these arms deals.

This week, Tory MP Christopher Shale may well have met a similar fate.  By T. Stokes:

Chairman for West Oxfordshire Tory Party, Christopher Shale was found dead in a toilet cubicle at Glastonbury Festival the day after his interview with the Mail On Sunday was published. Significantly in the interview Shale had criticised his own party for being, as he put it: “voracious”, “grasping” and “always seen to be on the take”.His comments on the economy echoed what many felt, that it could not be coincidence that almost every country in the world was facing economic collapse simultaneously.  Tory leader, Prime Minister Cameron was said to have been furious with this rising star in the party for his forthrightness.

Shale was a big music fan and had friends in pop music, charitable fundraising and banking and coupled with his insider knowledge, his outspokenness posed a potential threat to the establishment.

He regularly received a newsletter from Rwanda, which claimed that grasping voracious moneylenders were breaking-up every country in the world. The newsletter must have made a deep impression on Shale with its references to “grasping and voracious money-grabbers” because he later used these exact terms to describe the Tory Party.

Avon and Somerset police force cover Glastonbury festival and they had a lot of undercover officers working the fields after Shale’s death.

This police force has a better name than most and is less tainted with corruption so gets more public support, and people were soon talking about the death of a popular rising politician.

Like many music festivals drugs are rife, particularly the area around the toilet cubicles with the relative privacy they offer. But with upwards of 200, 000 people at Glastonbury the area around these toilets isn’t salubrious. In fact hygienically it is literally the pits, with the vast number of people using them.

So what was 56-year-old Christopher Shale doing there, particularly when he had a luxury motor home nearby with its own private shower and toilet?

To forgo his private toilet facilities to use one of these dirty public cubicles just does not add up.

Did this politician with his plans to modernise the Tory Party speak out to loudly and pay with his life?

The family of Christopher Shale say they have been told it is almost certain that he died of a heart attack, despite a pathologist being unable to determine an official cause of death.

Just like Robin Cook, who opposed arms sales and the invasion of Iraq and who died of heart failure while walking in the Scottish hills, despite his never having had heart problems.

From the way Christopher Shale died experts can tell who did it because of what the intelligence community call ‘tells’; tell-tale signs or signatures that distinguish a murder made to look like death by misadventure: like Robin Cook, Dr David Kelly and now maybe Christopher Shale too.

Lets hope the Avon & Somerset police force are as good as their reputation and investigate this properly.

Yesterday, a British politician, Christopher Shale,  died in an outdoor toilet at the Glastonbury Festival in Britain.  This is a yearly “Woodstock’ type event that draws hundreds of thousands, U2 was only one of the headliners but the real story is usually mud and traffic.  I have been stuck getting out of Glastonbury for endless hours.  Glastonbury was the backdrop, the death will be a minor event.  In truth, it is not, it is part of a pattern of mysterious deaths tied to a horror story.

Missing nuclear weapons.

Coincidentally, the same cast of characters are probably, more than probably, responsible for the murder of Princess Diana.  She didn’t die over Dodi Al Fayed or Islam, nothing so conspiratorial.  She simply made it harder to sell landmines, those things that blow the legs off small children but make hundreds of millions in profits for folks who can make your car crash, help you commit suicide as with Dr. David Kelly or make you show up dead in a probably filthy public toilet when your million dollar motor home is only a few short yards away.

Last week, journalist Peter Eyre wrote an article on this two decade old story that still threatens the lives of millions.  Eyre talks of British politics, murder, corruption, things Christopher Shale had been looking into.  Shale didn’t last very long.  From Eyre’s article:

Let’s refresh our minds about what happened in 1989 when a young Tory researcher, David Cameron (under the apron strings of Maggie Thatcher), went to South Africa on a sanctions-busting all-expenses-paid trip (paid by ARMSCOR) to Pellindaba, a nuclear weapons facility. David Cameron was accompanied by Sir Kenneth Warren and the purpose of the trip was to purchase three, battlefield ready 20kt nuclear bombs that the Conservatives wanted to use on Saddam in the event he did not toe the line.

Under the UN radar, South Africa, with the help of Israel, developed ten bombs and test fired one at Prince Edward Island to the South of the country. This left nine weapons that caused South Africa, US, UK and Israel great concern as they did not want them to fall into the hands of the next black regime.

The plan was to ship the entire load to Chicago for decommissioning, but Maggie Thatcher had other ideas and so just before she left office she signed an Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) document that listed them as being three cylinders! They were prepared and shipped in standard 20-foot sea containers from Durban to Oman without any security. There was a hidden observation window so that the core temperature could be checked as required.

The deal was arranged privately using British taxpayers money and involving arms dealer John Bredenkamp with the assistance of Sir Mark Thatcher and many high profile politicians. £17.8 million was siphoned off and went into the Tory Party Election Fund; which was exposed by the Labour Party in Parliament by Lord Doug Hoyle and Margaret Beckett MP and is listed in Hansard June 22 1993 from Column 197.

The nuclear bombs arrived in Oman and were put into an insecure compound and checked by Dr. David Kelly who had the responsibility to look after the weapons and check that they were in good condition prior to the release of the money. (So you see dear Dr. Kelly knew too much). Some time later the three weapons were stolen by the same arms dealer, John Bredenkamp, and sold on the black market. It was believed that these weapons found their way to Iraq, but were then moved into Syria in three ambulances as they were highly mobile.

The investigation, now a massive coverup which includes, not only murders in Britain but a secret motive for staging a series of building demolitions known as “9/11″ pointed at Iraq.  When it pointed at Syria, as explained by Eyre, it was buried.  We will get to that in a minute.  These missing bombs have been writing history for years, it never stops.

Sources have tracked them, not to Syria but to Israel and from there, one went to North Korea where it was exploded May 25, 2009.  Who would sell a nuclear weapon, one build by Israel and South Africa, one bought by Britain, one stolen and moved, if we believe the stories, from country to country, to North Korea?

A more important question, where are the others?  How many others?  Two more of these are missing.  A year ago, at least one was reported inside the United States.

The Delta Force was sent to Indiana to recover it from a warehouse.  It may have been found, we hope so.  However, we do have multiple confirmations of the reports and the search.  A local news channel showed up and filmed it of all things.


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From the Daily Telegraph:

Friends say Mr Shale suffered a massive heart attack. But Michael Eavis, the festival organiser, hinted at something more sinister when he suggested to journalists that it was a suicide.

Speaking at a press conference he said: “Apparently, I’m told it was a suicide situation in the early hours of this morning. He was in the Winnebago area and he was found on the other side of the site. It is very, very sad.”

The suggestion of suicide was quickly ruled out by police sources and friends of Mr Shale.

Tributes to Mr Shale came from the highest offices of Government. Mr Cameron said he was “devastated” and described Mr Shale as “a rock”.

Andrew Mitchell, the International Development Secretary, knew Mr Shale from trips they had been on in Rwanda as part of a project to help young Africans prepare for work.

He said: “He was a wonderful man whose zest for life and love of his family and friends coloured everything he did. For his close friends his company was like a freshly opened bottle of champagne. I can hardly bear to accept that he will not be with us.”

Mr Shale was a veteran of the festival. Although he and his family camped off the site, he would buy tickets for the VIP area each year so that they could enjoy the facilities.

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Germany False Flag Forecast, Summer 2011

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Zionism’s Totenkopf

By Captain Eric H. May, Iconoclast Intelligence and  Abu Salem sofyan, Islamic Intelligence

FRIDAY, 7/1/11 — European nations are melting into European regions, which are melting into the European Union. The EU is an attempt to reforge the Roman Empire, with its imperial incursions and occupations along North Africa and across the Middle East. There are differences, of course, the most ironic of which is that the former problem province of Judea is now in charge. It’s not a novelty, though: the Roman Empire was once governed by Northeast Mediterranean Greece, much as it is now governed by Southeast Mediterranean Israel.

It’s absurd to talk about empire without imperialism, or vice versa. Considering this, it’s hardly surprising that the New Roman Empire is invading the Old Carthaginian Empire in North Africa, in a replay of the Third Punic War. The Old Roman Empire controlled all the lands surrounding the Mediterranean, and called it mare nostrum (our sea). In light of its increasing militarization, we should expect that the New Roman Empire will try to do the same.

The program hasn’t changed in two millennia. Instigators and invaders, conquerors and collaborators, have always claimed that they were helping the people they were plundering. They have always terrorized populations to get at the partisans, whom they always call terrorists. It’s a tried-and-true policy that filled Caesar’s commentaries two thousand years ago, just as it fills mainstream media reportage today. In both cases it’s propaganda, of course, requiring some reading between the lines to get the truth. Even that is unchanged. The best book on the fall of a republic into an empire is still The Annals of Tacitus. which anticipates and analyzes our travails today.

Across the Atlantic Ocean from the European Union is the United States, which has set the standard for post-9/11 Global War Globalization with much instigation and many invasions. The foremost goal of globalism/imperialism on both sides of the Atlantic is the unification of Europe and America into Euramerica, which will be nourished by regional resources from:

  1. The Pacific Islands

  2. Indochina

  3. India

  4. Southwest Asia

  5. The Middle East

  6. Africa

  7. South America

Euramerica has long been an occult objective of national secret services and the international secret societies behind them. The elder Bush, like his son a member of the elitist Skull and Bones secret society, heralded “a new world order” (Euramerica) in a speech to the U.S. Congress before the First Gulf War:

The New World Order, 9/11/90

“We stand today at a unique and extraordinary moment. The crisis in the Persian Gulf, as grave as it is, also offers a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times, our objective of a new world order can emerge, a new era, freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of justice, and more secure in the quest for peace.”

The younger Bush energized his father’s vision exactly eleven years later, with the New Pearl Harbor of 9/11/01. Shortly afterward, he delivered a bellicose speech at the United Nations, which echoes loud and clear today:

The Global War on Terror, 11/10/01

“Every civilized nation here today is resolved to keep the most basic commitment of civilization. We will defend ourselves and our future against terror and lawless violence. In the Second World War, we learned there is no isolation from evil, and we resolved that the aggressions and ambitions of the wicked must be opposed early, decisively and collectively before they threaten us all. That evil has returned, and that cause is renewed.”

Deutschland Danger: Jewish Jihad via Mossad Muslims

A decade later it’s high time for 9/11/2B, a codename for the next 9/11, which (we are told) will likely be nuclear. Before attacking Libya, NATO changed it’s 60-year mission of Cold War defense to Global War offense, thus giving emerging Euramerica an unpopular policy in need of a provocation to justify it. In the absence of a legitimate one, an illegitimate one must be conceived. Bastard wars, fathered by persons unknown or unnamed, are not the exception but the rule in history. Nietzsche’sdiabolical dictum that a good war justifies any cause was shocking to the Victorian Era bourgeoisie, but familiar to the pestilent people who are the makers and masters of war.

Germany is the heart of Mitteleuropa, which makes it the heart of the European Union. It’s a logical location for 9/11/2B, and an especially tempting target for Zionists, who have a long and creative memory of German persecution. The same religion of revenge was responsible for the invasion of its ancient conqueror and captor, Babylon, in 2003:

White Man’s Burden, Ha’aretz, 4/5/03

“The belief in war against Iraq, that ardent faith, was disseminated by a small group of 25 or 30 neoconservatives, almost all of them Jewish, almost all of them intellectuals, people who are mutual friends and cultivate one another and are convinced that political ideas are a major driving force of history.”

Since 9/11 Germany has followed the US lead into the Global War and the police-state policy that comes with it. The result has been the greatest expansion of German government powers since the Third Reich. The restructured and restrictive nation is now fully committed to both the official recollection of 9/11 and the official anticipation of 9/11/2B. Informed sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, tell us that two years ago the Angela Merkle government was helping to prepare a WMD attack in Western Europe. Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb, a contrived French-Algerian-Israeli front organization, was to be blamed.

Involved in the false flag conspiracy were:

  • Andrew M. Warren, head of the CIA in Algeria. He wrote The People of the Veil, a propaganda publication casting altruistic Americans against murderous Muslims.

  • Algerian military secret services (DRS). It operates under the guidance of French-Israeli dual citizens.

  • The Russian Jewish Mafia. It was to smuggle nuclear material to the Algerian DRS.

  • German secret services, controlled by German-Jewish dual citizens. Their arrests in 2008 for bombing Kosovoproved that the Merkle regime is quite willing to execute false flag operations.

After years of studying attempted and actualized false flag attacks, we have learned that almost all are contingency plans built into military and police terror training exercises, unsuspected by most participants. In the United States terror exercise participants are told what they should do if the exercise scenario goes live by occurring in the real world. It’s common for false flags to be delayed, but not defused. Once a target is prepared it is permanently targeted, and aborted attempts against it are evaluated in after-action analysis.

A 2011 WMD false flag attack against Germany would surely involve US, Israeli and German secret services, operating in tandem with Mossad Muslims who will take the blame.

The most likely means of delivery are:

  • Cars and trucks, which can reach everywhere.

  • Riverboats, which can reach interior cities.

  • Transport ships, which can reach seaports.

The most likely targets are:

  • Berlin, Germany’s largest city and cultural center, capital of both Unified Germany and the Third Reich.

  • Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city and largest port, the most likely place for a seaborne attack.

  • Munich, Germany’s third largest city, host of the 1972 Olympics, and the birthplace of National Socialism.

The most likely dates are:

  • 7/20 – 7/22: The first date is memorable for the German Officers Coup of 1944, the second for the Israeli terror bombing of the King David Hotel in 1948. 7/22, King David Day, is still celebrated by Israelis.

  • 9/9 – 9/11: An unreported fact about 9/11/01 is that it occurred on the fourth anniversary of the 9/11/97 dedication of the New York holocaust museum. Berlin’s holocaust museum opened on 9/9/01, two days before the New Pearl Harbor, and will be marking its tenth anniversary this year.

  • 9/22 – 9/25: Benedict XVI, the “Panzer Pope” who served in the WWII Wehrmacht, will visit Germany, and will attend a massive rally in Berlin’s Olympiastadionofficially identified as a false flag target in the recent filings of German attorney Torsten van Geest. 9/22 will be the anniversary of the first successful Israeli nuke detonation in 1979.

“Beware when critical expression becomes criminal expression!” — Peter W. Guenther

The most controversial idea in our article is that Israel, through dual-agents (sayanim), is in charge both of Globalism and the Global War used to advance it. Our simple defense against any accusation against us of anti-Semitism is that the truth hurts. The 2003 article EU Opinion Poll: Israel Is World’s Most Dangerous Nation showed that Europe was still sane when America had become Israel’s insane Goy Golem, rampaging self-righteously against Middle East Muslims. At the same time, Indonesian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad delivered a scathing speech at the 10th Islamic Summit Conference, in which he accused International Jewry of ruling the world by proxy. The same opinion is preeminent even in the Far East, according to the 2010 EU Times article, The Jewish Conspiracy in Asia, which cities The Protocols of Zion as the primary source of the worldwide worldview.

Truth is often painful, but fear of facing it is perilous. This is especially true for Germany, where thought control is exercised by thought crime laws, and conformity is coerced by alien agents.Deutschland erwacht!

(Al-Isra[17]:4)

“And We gave (clear) warning to the children of Israel in the Book, that twice would they do mischief on the land and be elated with mighty arrogance (And twice would they be punished)!”

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Gaza Flotilla vs. Diaspora Jewry

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by Gilad Atzmon

 

The Israelis are preparing themselves for another massacre on the high seas.

This should not take us by surprise: after all, people who are detached from a true notion of history, and driven by a continuous fantasy of destruction, would be the last to draw a lesson from their past.

Earlier today I learned that The Israeli Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Ministry held a simulation practice, ahead of the Gaza flotilla: in the course of the exercise, Minister Yuly Edelstein formed a ‘special situation room’ that is designated to disseminate ‘public diplomacy’ on the internet ,via messages, 
photos, video clips and additional materials, with emphasis on Diaspora 
communities, Jewish organisations, and friends of Israel around 
the world.

Just in case you weren’t sure what the expected role of Diaspora Jews is, I guess that by now Minister Edelstein has provided the answer.

However, the most interesting part of the story is the detailed description of the flotilla simulation itself: the imaginary scenarios depicted by Minister Edelstein and the IDF provide a glimpse into Israeli collective psychosis.

“The exercise was based on a scenario in which approximately 500 activists on 
approximately ten ships reached Israel’s territorial waters at 10:00,” says the Israeli document. 
”Despite having been warned by the IDF, the ships continued on their way. At 
10:30, the Israel Navy began approaching the ships. Stun grenades were 
thrown at the IDF soldiers, as well as one live grenade that caused a number 
of casualties to our forces.”

But what are we to make of such an absurd supposition in Edelstein’s exercise, that the flotilla volunteers ( many of whom are women and elderly ) will be armed and dangerous, and intent of attacking the IDF?  We have seen repeated statements from the Flotilla organisers reassuring the Israelis that the Flotilla is a peaceful  humanitarian mission that has no combative intentions, and the  media have been invited to visit the boats to verify the innocent nature of the Gaza bound cargo.

What is it then? Why are these Israelis  preparing for a war? The answer is clear and simple: as I have explored in the past, Jewish identity politics is shaped by a totally unique psychological disorder. I call it Pre Traumatic Stress Syndrome (as opposed to Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome). Jewish reality is shaped by an imaginary fictional future threat. To repeat the 19Th century Yiddish joke. “A Jewish telegram: get worried, details to follow.”Yet, the lack of capacity to differentiate between reality and imagination leads to the inevitable emergence of the most tragic possible scenarios. Time after time, the Israeli collective  easily buys into any given tragic fictional and imaginary treat, and would approve any ‘counter’ measures.

The end result is known to us all: an endless  chain of colossal Israeli war crimes, that are committed in the name of the Jewish people.

The Israeli simulation scenario continues, with an inevitable body count: “At 11:00, the order was given for IDF units to 
physically seize control of the ships on which there was resistance. Our 
forces were attacked with live – and other – weapons and were obliged to 
neutralise the assailants. The results, by 11:45, were ten IDF soldiers 
wounded (one critically, four severely and the rest lightly). Among the 
flotilla participants, there were two dead and 14 wounded, including two 
severely.”

Brilliant isn’t it? The peace activists (most of whom, remember, are  women and  elderly) ‘opened fire,’ seeking a battle with the best and most lethal Israeli commando unit. How realistic is that ?

Then, as the imagined scenario unfolds, a fierce battle develops, in which just fourteen activists are wounded, and  only one dies. At this point, for those who fail to remember what really happened last time around, here is video footage of Israeli commandos  executing peace activists on the Mavi Marmara. 

But Minister Edelstein is far from being worried: after all, the Israelis have friends around the world.  “As the events were taking place,” the scenario continues,  “the media – with emphasis on the Internet, 
Facebook and Twitter – were flooded with mendacious reports (by private 
users, Hamas and others among Israel’s enemies). The situation room, in 
coordination with the IDF Spokesperson and the National Information 
Directorate, began to disseminate credible messages to Jewish communities 
and friends of Israel around the world. Those in the situation room 
responsible for new media began to update messages on the social networks, 
Facebook and Twitter.
_____”

For those of us who still fail to recognise the shifts and changes that have taken place within  Zionism, Edelstein makes it clear: whilst Zionism was initially a plan to re-settle the Jews in Zion, nowadays, to be a Zionist means to stay in the Diaspora, and to ‘tweet for Israel’.  The role of  American, French and British Jews, according to Edelstein,  is to coordinate with Israel, and to  join the Hasbara war: ”Given the provocation by the flotilla,” says Diaspora Minister Edelstein, “we 
established a special situation room that will ensure coordination between 
Government officials, Diaspora Jewish communities and friends of Israel 
around the world.. I 
am certain that alongside us will stand significant force multipliers in the 
form of thousands of activists from Jewish communities around the world.”

I do not have any doubt that many Jews around the world want nothing to do with Minister Edelstein and his Hasbara initiative.  They are clearly going to ignore his call. I also feel sure that many Jews feel sickened and ashamed to wake up, all too often, into yet another atrocious Israeli war crime.

Yet, if the Israelis themselves clearly regard Diaspora Jews as their ‘foreign brigades’, surely we should also be allowed to look into the issue, and examine the lethal continuum between the Jewish State and its vile supporters around the world.

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