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Traitor Kamel Hawwash

I have recently become aware of a smear campaign accusing me of speaking against a pro-Palestinian resolution at the January 2011 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC).  The initiator of this campaign has used a website ( to smear me and, most recently, a text message has been circulating with a link to this website (asking for the text to be forwarded to others).

I had not planned to respond to this small-minded and untruthful smear until friends that had received the text contacted me to ask if I was aware of this matter

I wish to clarify my position.

A resolution was submitted by the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist).  I am accused of speaking against it.  I did not speak against the resolution in question.  I stated that I supported much of what was in it but, as a member of the PSC Executive, I asked the proposers if they would ‘remit’ the resolution.  This means referring it to the incoming PSC Executive for consideration.  It would have informed the PSC’s action plan for the year as it contained a number of useful proposals that all would have supported.  The proposer refused and wanted the AGM to vote on it and the resolution was defeated. This was because a majority at the AGM believed that the resolution as a whole would have over-turned the priorities of the PSC’s action plan agreed earlier during the AGM.

It is interesting that while the title of the report on the AGM on theCommunist Party of Great Britain’s (Marxist-Leninist) web site is ‘What is the PSC executive afraid of?’ the version on the Shoah website has been personalised to ‘Why Traitor Kamel Hawwash spoke most shamefully against Pro-Palestinian’s resolution?

At the PSC AGM I was re-elected as Vice Chair and I am proud to hold this Office and continue to contribute to PSC’s work to support the Palestinian people and continue with other work in support of justice for Palestine.  I will not be distracted from this by anyone and ask whoever is behind this petty and diversionary smear campaign to desist from it if s/he cares about justice for Palestinians. 



The Zionist Murder Of Muammar Gaddafi


by crescentandcross


THE BRUTAL MURDER of Muammar Gaddafi by Zionist-owned Libyan insurgents is an example of what happens to political leaders who defy international Jewish bankers.

Gaddafi refused to do the bidding of the Rothschild-centered global banking cartel in 5 areas:

• A Gaddafi-Centered African Union With A Common Currency Here Here
• A Gaddafi-Run Central Bank Of Libya Here
• A Gaddafi-Holding Of 150 Tons Of Gold Here
• A Gaddafi-Run Libyan Oil Industry Here
• A Gaddafi-Run ‘Blue-Gold’ Water Reserves Here

IN JULY OF 2011, the son and heir apparent of Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, stated that it wasn’t just Libya’s ‘black gold’ (oil) that the Zionist West wants, but Libya’s ‘blue gold’ (water) – the some 500 miles of the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System that lies beneath Libya’s surface.

The Nubian Aquifer is the only fresh water source that remains in North Africa and thus is the focus of what has become known as “Water Wars.”

Two French water firms, the largest in the world, Veolia and Suez SA,” says al-Islam, want to own the Nubian Aquifer, since they will make countless billions in profit from food grown from the water.

Both Veolia and Suez SA, like all multinational corporations, are doubtless funded by Jewish finance capital. And Louis Dreyfus International, a Jewish French firm, would apparently be the food broker.

Al Islam points out that every IMF and World Bank loan, both controlled by Zionist Jewry, is issued on the condition that the victim-nation sells its water supplies to private investors. View Entire Story HereHereHere & Here.

It appears that Saif al-Islam’s testimony against Zionist Jewry has been silenced forever as he has been reportedly encircled by the Zionist-owned Libyan insurgents on October 20, 2011, the same day his father was captured and mercilessly murdered.

Gaddafi’s main threat to International Jewry’s Banking Cartel was his plan for a common African currency—the gold-backed Libyan dinar—which would have replaced the all fiat-issued US dollar, British pound, and French franc as the main currencies in Africa.

Jewish banking interests were clearly at stake as the US dollar is maintained by the Jewish-run Federal Reserve Bank; the British pound by the Jewish-runCentral Bank of England; and the French franc by the Jewish-run Banque de France.

Is it any surprise then that the three major invaders of Libya — America, England, and France — whose Zionist-bought leaders: Obama, Cameron, & Sarkozy, are praising the brutal and slow murder of Libyan chief, Muammar Gaddafi?

No, it is no surprise at all. View Entire Story HereHere & Here.


 CALLING FOR BOOTS on the ground, Jewish president of the Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Haass, after admitting that the Libyan invasion was to oust Gaddafi via “regime change” —sought a US-led NATO occupation of Tripoli.

In a quick follow-up to Haass’ blood thirsty call, Jewish neocon Philip Zelikow, former US State Department Counsellor and 9/11 Commission Head, wrote that “Gaddafi’s fall” would spark a “Democratic Spring” (read Jewish puppet governments) throughout the Arab world.

Leading the Zionist fray, it was the same Jewish sleaze balls who brought us the Iraq War through their lies about Saddam’s ‘weapons of mass destruction,’ namely, the “Project for a New American Century,” now reincarnated as, “The Foreign Policy Initiative,” who urged in their June 2011, “Open Letter To House Republicans, the toppling of Mua mmar Gaddafi.

THE SIGNATORIES to the Letter read like an invitation to a Bar Mitzvah…this time a very bloody one indeed:

Elliott Abrams, John Podhoretz, Robert and Fred Kagan, Lawrence Kaplan, Robert Lieber, Michael Makovsky, Eric Edelman, Kenneth Weinstein, Paul Wolfowitz, Randy Scheunemann. View Entire Story Here &Here.

And of course, the leader of the Zionist rat pack, Jewish neocon William Kristol, apparently dictates US military policy asevinced in this Fox News interview: “No we cannot leave Gaddafi in power and we won’t leave Gaddafi in power.”

Kristol and his fellow blood-thirsty Jews have now seen their dream come true.

In violation of both International Law and the Geneva Convention’s prohibitionof the mutilation of prisoners of war, Muammar Gaddafi is now among the Zionist-mur dered dead.

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Time to Redefine Treason

Warning: Obscene Photo

In Today’s World, Benedict Arnold Would Get a ‘Medal of Freedom’

By Gordon Duff

Let’s start by telling a story.  Britain has a law called the Nuclear Explosions Act.  Basically, it says that anyone knows about a nuclear explosion somewhere, about how it was caused or had some part in it, goes to jail for a bit over 30 days, and if they can’t prove they are “innocent,” the 30 days becomes a lifetime.

Few know of this law or why it exists.  One British prime minister faced a secret hearing, one in which he was accused of violating this law. There is a reason we will start with this discussion.  We aren’t after Tony Blair or really talking nuclear weapons at all.

The point we hope to make is that “treason,” in the here and now, with secret technologies beyond human imagination available to a “select few,” with countries once thought of as progressive democracies, not only openly involved in a litany of war crimes but running vast drug cartels, the old definition of treason is, well, old.

The British Missing Nukes Plot Thickens

Nuclear weapons are a good place to start because they are “sexy.”  That mushroom cloud, the idea of humans being vaporized, the thought of it is pure sex and sadism and, thus, good reading material.

Britain passed its mysterious law because a few select citizens and/or residents of Britain, some of South African and Rhodesian background, had taken upon themselves to secure and sell several nuclear weapons.

One of those weapons, one secured and marketed by one those people we are discussing, was sold to North Korea and exploded on May 25, 2009.

Reliable sources within Britain’s intelligence community have confirmed that the North Korea nuke was one of 3 that “went missing” back in 1991, weapons built by South Africa and Israel.

The “wheeling and dealing” that, over several decades ended up with an explosion in North Korea left a financial trail from Tel Aviv to South Africa and ending up in a series of payments to British politicians.

Somehow, the folks who investigate such things assumed that if politicians got millions from folks who who had stolen and sold nuclear weapons, they might be somehow involved.

There are records of two cash payments, one for $17.8 million pounds back in 1991 and one much smaller and much more recent.  A British weapons scientist knew all about this. 

Dr. David Kelly – Murdered by Nuke Pirates

His name was Dr. David Kelly.  He theoretically committed suicide by taking a slightly higher than average dose of an over the counter pain reliever sold in the US under the trade name of Tylenol.

In America, the same dose would bring down a fever and reduce a really bad headache.

In Britain, it killed a scientist who claimed he could send some very powerful politicians to prison for a long long time.

Thus, there is a bit of continuing controversy over this with prominent forensic pathologists accusing the government of murdering Dr. Kelly.

Kelly was murdered as were others.  Police seized and destroyed documents, more accidents happened, people run over by cars when they were supposedly sleeping in their beds, that stuff.

Nothing will be done.

Do you know who Dimitri Khalezov is? 

Dimitri Khalezov – Former Soviet Nuclear Intel Officer

The Soviet Union, the nation we now call Russia, has a branch of its military called the 12th Directorate.  It’s job is to manage nuclear weapons.

Dimitri Khalezov was an officer in the 12th directorate, part of a section tasked with keeping track of nuclear stockpiles around the world, spying on secret nuclear testing and keeping watch for any nuclear secrets or bomb making materials that were offered for sale.

South African Nuke on the Move

The secret world Khalezov lived in, the facts he was briefed on as part of his assignment at the most sensitive levels of Soviet/Russian intelligence, open up a world of unknown possibilities.

Of all those who have come forward to disclose very real secrets, only Khalezov has a resume to support his allegations.  It is one thing to assume, quite something else to be briefed, to work for major power as part of the intelligence apparatus of its nuclear services.

Khalezov really only backs up things the Brits have been saying all along.  Why have a Nuclear Explosions Act if you have no nuclear explosions?

Sources at our top weapons labs tell us that new weapons aren’t just “suitcase” sized but reach critical mass with less than 5% of the weapons grade material required in the past.  These are variably controlled fusion based demolition devices, never called bombs, and are enormously versatile. 

According to Khalezov, the truck bombs, car bombs that level blocks of apartment buildings or cause massive explosions such as the Bali bombing or the Marine Barracks attack in Beirut are small nuclear weapons.

Marine Barracks – Beirut, Oct. 23rd,1983

One CNN article quotes a Russian expert when describing an explosive device placed in a mail van as having the capability of 300 tons of TNT.

Some devices, such as the one used during the battle for the Baghdad airport may have been a bit larger, close to 150 kilotons.

This is one of the worst kept military secrets in history, a weapon equal to more than 10 Hiroshima type bombs.

His point is simple.  These  explosions, these and many in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, are rated at between 10 and 300 tons of TNT.

Blasts, sometimes supposedly fertilizer bombs, that vaporize steel or send tons of debris a half kilometer or more are unlikely to fit in a truck or car, perhaps a freight train maybe.

The other thing we have verified is radiation.  MRR means “minimal residual radiation.”

New weapons leave behind NO radiation but do cause limited ionizing radiation at “ground zero.”  This makes tiny nukes the deal of the century.

They can be used freely, all that is necessary is to keep radiation detection equipment away for less than 72 hours and then to explain away any unusual physical effects as”

  • Gulf War Illness

  • Toxic Soup (9/11)

  • Cancer clusters

  • Bad lifestyle choices (Police/Fire/clean up crews)

Anti-Nuclear Canada Selling Nukes – Imagine That

Years ago, I learned of Brazil’s nuclear program.

During the 1980s, Canada, yes, our friends of the frozen north, went into the business of nuclear proliferation.

One of the worst kept secrets in the world is that, if you want nukes, Canada is the place to go, not only drowning in uranium but in nuclear technology as well.

Khalezov knew this, something not considered critical or even important.  Nobody is worried about Brazil and nobody is watching Canada though they should.

Khalezov also knew the Russian government believed that nuclear weapons had been used several times, maybe more than “several,” while the general public didn’t have an inkling of it.

Khalezov said there were nukes built into the substructure of the World Trade Center, demolition devices that were disclosed to Russia as part of our nuclear treaty and that these weapons were used on 9/11 to bring down the twin towers.

I look at what I learned from Britain, what I knew about Brazil and then I think about thousands of tons of vaporized structural steel and molten granite for two months.

Then I hear that “first responders” all have strange diseases, most tied to exposure to ionizing radiation from nuclear explosions and I stop and think.

The world may well not be what it seems.

Then we move along, a drastic almost dramatic subject change.  If nuclear weapons can be traded like baseball cards, used and covered up so easily, government secrecy, controlled press, sheepish public, then how about world finance?

Lee Wanta – Ronald Reagan National Security Director

I spent much of today talking with Jim W. Dean about banks and toxic assets.  Recently we had been discussing conversations I have had with my friend Lee Wanta.

Wanta, years ago, claimed that, in the process of collapsing the ruble, over $20 trillion dollars was made, money that was stolen by American politicians, money intended by President Reagan to finance rebuilding America.

I have know Lee for years, know of him through his direct contacts, not with “internet writers” but key members of our congress and intelligence community.

I have seen the documents, filed with the Supreme Court, proving Lee Wanta has a strong legal claim to $4.5 trillion dollars, less some serious taxes.

I know where the money is, how it was transferred to the US and why, though he is the legal owner, some are afraid of seeing Wanta a trillionaire when he may well use some of that money to redress serious crimes, serious treason committed against America by one or more former Presidents.

The cover story used to debunk Wanta has been that such an amount can’t exist. However, if you check today’s news, you will find that long bankrupt Merrill Lynch, now a division of near bankrupt Bank of America, holds $79 trillion in “iffy” securities.  (“iffy” means “worthless”)

These Wall Street banks, we can call them the Bush Banks, this is what they actually are, hold over $500 trillion in “toxic” assets.

Why is this an issue now?

FDIC – Will the Banksters Clean It Out, Too?

Well, these “banks” are trying to force the government to insure their imaginary money through the FDIC as though it were real, which it isn’t.  Jim Dean’s article about this will help.  I can’t think of an analogy adequate to describe the crassness of Wall Street.

Then we might ask, what is Gordie thinking, talking about nuclear weapons and Wall Street Banks?

Here is an analogy for you.  Were one to explode a nuclear weapon in Columbus, Ohio, not a dirty bomb, but rather something rather hefty, what would be the result?

If you were to want to destroy the United States, which is worse, nuking Ohio State University and the state capitol or letting Bank of America launder a few trillion counterfeit dollars through the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation?

In the long run , after careful analysis, experts will all agree.  “Goodbye Columbus”

Excuse the video pun, the theme of the 1969 Richard Benjamin, Ali McGraw film.   Lose Columbus?  Nukes loose in America?  That story isn’t one of Khalezov’s, it comes from higher on the food chain.  America has been under nuclear threat, “terrorism,” in a dozen novels and TV shows.  Dozen?  More like hundreds.

The real issue is treason.

We Want Our Money Back !!

Some think we spent a trillion dollars on the “War on Terror.”  Some see only the $58 billion recently “gone missing” from “public projects” in Afghanistan.  That’s about 5 million miles of missing sidewalk.

Those that know economics don’t see the $15 trillion “national debt” or the few million that is saved by cheating homeless veterans and old age pensioners.

All that counts but compared to the missing $500,000,000,000,000, a number that looks quite glorious, more deserving of scientific notation than a dollar sign, 3000 dead at the World Trade Center or a few million dead Muslims or Jews or whatever the “flavor of the day” hate seems to be, compared to these dollar figures, well…..

Bush and his friends actually misplaced half a “zillion” dollars.  Is that even a word?  I’ve heard of kilotons and megatons but zillion?

Lose Columbus?  A few billion at most, 50,000 dead?  Put that in dollars and cents and a Wall Street bank does that kind of damage in a bad day of trading.  One of the great things about globalism is that human lives are kept in perspective,  50,000 in Columbus, Ohio or 250,000 in Rwanda, 20,000 dead from an earthquake in China, humans are simply meat, no more.

We Really Want Our Money Now! Really!

Want proof?  Fly around the world in the international space station and see how few areas have electric lights.

They don’t have clean water either, their kids are vaccinated, they have no schools, certainly no internet but they probably do have very nice mobile phones.

Don’t ask me why.  This is why we use the term treason, because we have key decision makers, those who control life or death, who gets medical care, who dies in a war, what city is blown up by terrorists.

They are a global cabal, the exact same one that misplaces hundreds of trillions of dollars or that spends more money developing diseases than cures.

Why “treason?’  The banks went for years before they were caught printing counterfeit money.  At least two people went to jail, one even died, although we aren’t so sure about that.  Remember that “Enron guy?”

Cheney’s partner?

How about some new laws.  If stealing $50 bucks gets you 30 days in jail, shouldn’t stealing a billion get you 30 years?  How much before we look at the needle or maybe the rope?  Perhaps a “Palinesque” method, hunting banksters from helicopters using machineguns, like they do in Alaska.

If the gauge is human suffering then financial fraud at levels unimaginable and nuclear terror are very akin.

New bombs do less damage and a few days later, you can move aside the ashes and plant the gardenias again.  Poverty can last generations.

Do we need a new definition of treason?

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There will be more abductions


So here is Walter Reich weeping in the New York Times about “the many abductions — and the numerous dead — that his release will yield.” The spokesman for the military wing of Hamas has stated publicly that the sergeant “will not be the last soldier kidnapped by Hamas as long as Israel keeps Palestinian prisoners detained.” There’s a very simple solution to this, unconsidered by Reich, which is that Israel could release the Palestinian prisoners, the overwhelming majority of whom are illegally detained. Someone please explain this to Dahlia Scheindlin, who in an astoundingly unselfconscious racist spectacle comments on the sergeant’s “perfect innocence,” as though he had not been part of a terrorist army carrying out an over 40-year occupation and which has made it so most males in Israeli society are war criminals. Scheindlin goes on to write that “Hamas has reduced your prisoners to one-thousandth of an Israeli.” Think about the prisoner, she suggests,”on your way to the ballot box –inshallah soon – and you will see the fate of your own sons and daughters, if they ever run afoul of this gang.”

Actually, Israel has carried out that reduction, and Hamas has traded on the terms set by its superior. Ask the released prisoners: “The reason for a new Shalit is we left prisoners in a very bad condition and we want them back as soon as possible,” said Rafat al-Arouki. Israel could release them now or release them after one of the soldiers its criminal politicians claim to care so much about spends several years in a Hamas bunker. I’d prefer the former, but Israel would obviously prefer the latter. As is too often the case, what the Israeli ruling class wants, the Israeli ruling class will get.

Finally, the regional dimension: why did this deal go through now and not a year ago? January 25. If Mubarak had been in power, the prisoner exchange would never have happened, or at least not this way. While some have raised doubts about the terms of the exchange, Toufic Haddad explains that “The deal represents the first time that any Palestinian organization captured an Israeli soldier in territorial Palestine and was able to translate this capture into a negotiated settlement with the Israeli government,” representing a “significant advance for the armed resistance capabilities of the Palestinian movement,” working contrapuntally against both the need for the SCAF to try to retain some core of nationalist legitimacy in the Egyptian arena by advocating for the most symbolically powerful Arab cause – Palestine – while at the same time openly colluding in the continued repression of the Palestinians, as is clear through the military’s policy at the Rafah Crossing and its maintenance of the peace treaty with Israel, a long-standing pattern amongst the bourgeois nationalist and monarchical Arab regimes in which they cynically and selectively deploy support for the Palestinian case, usually at the rhetorical level, sometimes in more tangible ways, but never to the point of open rupture with the regime of oppression in Palestine.

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Clinton Issues Blunt Warning to Pakistan


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking in Kabul on Thursday, warned leaders of Pakistan they would face serious consequences if they continued to tolerate safe havens for extremist organizations.

New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — Setting the stage for a high-level diplomatic showdown, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton bluntly warned Pakistan’s leaders on Thursday that they would face serious consequences if they continued to tolerate safe havens for extremist organizations that have crossed the border to attack Americans and Afghans.

“There’s no place to go any longer,” Mrs. Clinton said, referring to Pakistan’s leadership, in some of the Obama administration’s most pointed language to date. “The terrorists are on both sides” of the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. “They are killing both peoples,” she said.

“No one should be in any way mistaken about allowing this to continue without paying a very big price,” Mrs. Clinton said before leaving for Pakistan for what is certain to be a tense visit by an unusually powerful American delegation sent to demand greater Pakistani cooperation in fighting Al Qaeda and other extremists groups.

Mrs. Clinton will be joined by the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, and the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency, David H. Petraeus, who stepped down as the senior military commander in Afghanistan this year.

Senior administration officials have described the delegation as an effort by the administration to display a united front to a Pakistani government that appears increasingly suspicious toward — if not openly hostile to — American policies in Afghanistan and Pakistan. While those officials suggested that they hoped to persuade the Pakistanis to cooperate, Mrs. Clinton’s remarks here in Afghanistan’s capital suggested the delegation would deliver a much sharper warning as well.

Her remarks underscored the fact that the war in Afghanistan — along with the hopes for a smooth American withdrawal by 2014 — has become fully intertwined with Pakistan’s own insurgents, some of whom have the support of the country’s security services.

That has brought the relationship with Pakistan to a new low following a year of tensions — from the arrest of a C.I.A. officer, to the secret raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in May, to the attack on the American Embassy here last month, which General Dempsey’s predecessor, Adm. Mike Mullen, blamed on elements within Pakistan’s top spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence.

Mrs. Clinton, appearing with Afghanistan’s president, Hamid Karzai, said that Pakistan could “either be helping or hindering” efforts to find both a military and a political resolution to the war here. It is now, she said, “a time for clarity.”

“We will be delivering a very clear message to the government of Pakistan and to the people of Pakistan because they too have suffered,” she said, beneath a canopy of trees at the presidential palace here. “They have suffered at the hand of the same kind of terrorists. So there should be no support and no safe haven anywhere for people who kill innocent men, women and children.”

Mr. Karzai, who has repeatedly accused Pakistan of interference in Afghanistan, echoed her remarks, saying that Pakistan has long harbored enemies of his government, including the Taliban, whose leadership fled there after the American invasion in 2001.

While the Obama administration has pressed Afghanistan to seek reconciliation with some elements of the Taliban, Mr. Karzai said on Thursday that that would not be possible without the positive involvement of Pakistan.

“We believe that the Taliban to a very, very great extent — to a very, very great extent — are controlled by establishments in Pakistan, stay in Pakistan, have their headquarters in Pakistan, launch attacks from Pakistan,” he said.

Tentative and still-fruitless efforts to lure the Taliban into a peace process were dealt a severe setback when a man purporting to be a peace envoy killed Burhanuddin Rabbani, the leader of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council and a former president, using a bomb hidden in his turban.

The assassination, shortly after a carefully planned attack on the American Embassy last month, raised doubts about how many, if any, members of the Taliban are interested in a peace agreement.

Mrs. Clinton met Mr. Rabbani’s son, Salahuddin, at a meeting with Afghan lawmakers, officials and advocates at the American Embassy here on Thursday morning, expressing her condolences even as she encouraged a continuation of the efforts he began. “He was a brave man, trying to do the right thing,” she told him.

“We will make sure we continue his vision,” Mr. Rabbani replied.

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Iran orders investigation into U.S. ‘crimes’ following call for tougher sanctions

 by crescentandcross


Iran’s judiciary ordered an investigation on Wednesday into human rights crimes committed by the United States — a defiant response to a UN report on its own alleged rights violations and to the U.S. charge that Tehran planned to kill a Saudi envoy.

“We must open a special case for America’s crimes in which there is an indictment for the crimes it has carried out in this country and other Islamic states,” Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani was quoted as saying by the official news agency IRNA.

Larijani appointed chief prosecutor Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei — himself under U.S. and European sanctions for alleged rights abuses — to conduct the investigation. He did not say in what jurisdiction any “indictment” would be applied.

Tehran says both the assassination allegation — in which an Iranian-American was arrested in New York and charged with plotting to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington — and the UN report are pretexts manufactured by the United States to increase sanctions pressure and military threats.

Larijani said Washington was using human rights and the “war on terrorism” as “hackneyed excuses to achieve power and wealth in the world and cover up its own internal problems”. 
In his first report since being appointed UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed said he had “catalogued an increasing trend of alleged violations of the fundamental rights of the people”.

Iran refused to allow Shaheed, a former Maldives foreign minister, into the country, saying his role was “politicized” and his findings a foregone conclusion.

Tehran and Washington have been at loggerheads since the 1979 revolution which overthrew the U.S.-backed shah and installed an Islamic government.

Larijani said the abuses to be investigated included U.S. help for the shah’s regime in torturing its opponents, U.S. backing for militant groups that have attacked civilians in Iran and U.S. support for “crimes in countries like Egypt”.

“While there are very clear charges against America about violations of human rights and terrorism which has the blood of Muslims and non-Muslims on its hands, it has raised faked claims against Iran,” Larijani said.

Washington is pushing other countries to tighten sanctions on Iran in response to the alleged assassination plot — going beyond the four rounds of sanctions the Security Council has already agreed in an effort to put pressure on Tehran over its nuclear program.

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UNSC may vote on PA statehood bid in early November


Diplomats say that a scheduled meeting could end with a vote on the Palestinian application for full UN membership.

The Palestinian quest for UN membership is likely to come to a head on or around Nov. 11, when Security Council ambassadors plan a final meeting to decide their response, diplomats said on Wednesday.

The date represents a delay in dealing with the Palestinian application, submitted by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sept. 23, amid hopes that indirect Israeli-Palestinian talks scheduled for next week could get a peace process off the ground.

The Nov. 11 meeting could result in a vote by the divided council, diplomats said. The United States, which supports its ally Israel in strongly opposing the membership bid, is considered certain to veto it but the Palestinians may seek a vote anyway if they can show majority support in the council.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin on Wednesday, thanking her for Colombia’s opposition to the Palestinian statehood bid.

“I’m happy that you also think that peace is brought about through direct negotiations without preconditions,” the prime minister said.

Membership is formally approved by the 193-nation General Assembly but that requires a Security Council recommendation.

“The 11th (of November) will probably be the end of the Security Council consideration process, one way or the other,” a senior council diplomat said following a meeting of envoys on Tuesday that agreed to a timetable. “If the Palestinians want a vote, there will be a vote.”

Such a Palestinian request would be channeled through Lebanon, the sole Arab state currently on the 15-nation council.

Under UN rules for applications, council diplomats are currently discussing technical issues of whether Palestine is a state, is “peace-loving,” and willing to fulfill the obligations of the UN charter — all requirements for membership. But members are expected ultimately to vote on political grounds.

Diplomats said indications so far were that the Palestinians would push for a vote next month, but that could change if prospects improved for peace negotiations.

International mediators will meet separately with Israeli and Palestinian officials on Oct. 26 in Jerusalem to try to revive direct peace talks.

“If they were to make progress, and there were to be further meetings over the following few days, then obviously that could affect the Security Council timetable,” said the senior diplomat, who asked not to be identified.

Many analysts, however, think a breakthrough is unlikely, with the Palestinians continuing to reject direct talks unless Israel halts settlement activities and Israel refusing to do so.

While the Palestinian application looks certain to fail in the council, Abbas has made a major effort to attract nine votes in support — which would oblige the United States to use its veto and be seen by Palestinians as a moral victory. To pass, council resolutions need nine votes and no vetoes.

Diplomats currently expect eight council members to back the Palestinians and six to vote against or abstain. There is uncertainty over Bosnia, the three members of whose collective presidency — Muslim, Serb and Croat — disagree over which way to vote, diplomats say.

If the application fails in the council, the Palestinians could ask the General Assembly to upgrade their status to “nonmember state” observer, which would not require council endorsement. That would imply UN recognition of statehood and could help the Palestinians join international bodies.

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Archaeologists Worldwide Urge Halt Zio-Nazi regime to “Museum of Tolerance” Construction on Ancient Muslim Cemetery


Leading Archaeologists Appeal to Simon Wiesenthal Center Board, Mayor of Jerusalem, and Head of Zio-Nazi Antiquities Authority to Halt Destruction of Mamilla

Jerusalem – In a letter submitted today, 84 leading archaeologists worldwide, with support from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Campaign to Preserve Mamilla Jerusalem Cemetery, urged Board Members of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the mayor of Jerusalem, Mr. Nir Barkat, and the Head of the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) to immediately halt current and future construction of the “Museum of Tolerance” on the site of Mamilla, a historically renowned Muslim cemetery.

This plea comes as the Israeli architects commissioned to build the museum are threatening to resign from the project, as did Frank Gehry before them.  The appeal is added to those of a growing number of cultural preservation and rights groups who have vocally opposed the project since 2010. Over this time, CCR has acted as legal counsel in appeals to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Special Rapporteurs on Religion and Racial Discrimination, the Independent Expert on Cultural Rights, and the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to halt construction of the museum.

In their letter the archaeologists cite international ethics rules, as well as Israeli laws that were circumvented during the excavation of the Mamilla cemetery with the discovery of hundreds of Muslim burials, such as the 1978 Antiquities Act, which prohibits excavation in areas known to be burial sites, and 1994 regulations mandating that human remains be turned over to the Ministry of Religious Affairs for reburial. IAA policy also requires thorough recording of burial excavations, and the IAA has guidelines for the treatment of human remains.

In addition, the letter details an affidavit from the museums site’s IAA Chief Excavator, Gideon Suleimani, which states “[S]ignificant archaeological transgressions that go to the heart of ethical issues in the archaeology profession took place on the Museum site. …SWC knew that the site was full of human remains[;] SWC hurried the excavations, resulting in poor archaeological practices[;] SWC and the IAA misrepresented the extent of human remains present on the site and the status of the excavations to the Israeli Supreme Court[; and] the treatment of the Muslim burial site would not have occurred with a Jewish burial site.”

Said Tel Aviv University archaeologist Raphael Greenberg, “The case of Mamilla is a travesty of archaeological ethics. Mamilla Cemetery should be preserved as a demonstration of respect for Jerusalem’s shared heritage.”

Said Yale University archaeology Professor Harvey Weiss, “The bulldozing of historic cemeteries is the ultimate act of territorial aggrandizement: the erasure of prior residents. Desecration of Jerusalem’s Mamilla cemetery is a continuing cultural and historical tragedy.”

The archaeologists conclude with a final appeal: in the same manner that SWC has demanded respect for Jewish cemeteries all over the world and urged their preservation, action must be taken now to halt the destruction of the Mamilla cemetery. This is an important archaeological and cultural site and its preservation would exemplify the very commitment to tolerance and human dignity the “Museum of Tolerance” is meant to promote. To honor this commitment, the addressees ought to ensure a definite halt to construction on this cultural heritage site and respect it as an integral part of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim history of the Holy Land.

CCR Senior Staff Attorney Maria LaHood stated, “The Mamilla cemetery case signifies disregard for Palestinian cultural heritage, holy sites and human rights, just like the more recent vandalism and desecration of Muslim and Christian cemeteries in Jaffa and in northern Israel. Israeli President Shimon Peres said that those acts of desecration were ‘contrary to the moral values of Israeli society’. According to the most recent reports, this wave of vandalism has now hit Mamilla, where 15 headstones were defaced and damaged a few days ago. Yet Israel remains silent about the shocking treatment of Mamilla cemetery and the thousands of human remains uncovered there.”

The letter with the signatories is available here. Signatories to the letter include noted archaeologists from around the world such as Graeme Barker and J. Nicholas Postgate of Cambridge University, Susan E. Alcock of Brown University, Harvey Weiss of Yale University, Raphael Greenberg of Tel Aviv University and McGuire Gibson of the University of Chicago.

For more information on the Petition to halt the destruction of the Mamilla Cemetery in Jerusalem, visit CCR’s case page and the Mamilla Campaign website.

The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.

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Americans Pay Dearly to Maintain IsraHell’s Nuclear Secrets

 by crescentandcross


by Grant Smith

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has just stopped its $170 million nuclear waste dump cleanupat a former Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC) site in Pennsylvania. In the early 1960s, NUMEC established a plutonium facility in Parks Township — disposing of waste in a large field adjacent to the plant. NUMEC’s waste site was staggeringly inappropriate. According to Atomic Energy Commission surveys and more recent USACE studies, groundwater flows freely throughout the dump at levels where waste resides. Further below the surface, a warren of coal mine shafts from the early 20th century creates the possibility of toxic seepage and sinkholes.

According to what the USACE knows, a contractor failed to inspect the contents of a 55-gallon drum holding radioactive waste before moving it. What nearby residents, contractors, and USACE engineers don’t know could pose an even greater hazard — and the CIA may be in a position to provide a remedy.

According to newly declassified FBI files [.pdf], NUMEC’s venture capitalist David Lowenthal and founder Zalman Shapiro knowingly failed to comply with even the lax AEC standards in force in the 1960s for handling radioactive waste at NUMEC. An FBI wiretap placed on Lowenthal’s phone picked up shocking news of a major illicit radioactive spill on May 5, 1969. Lowenthal and Shapiro were both under investigation for diverting enough HEU to Israel to build more than a dozen atomic weapons. Shapiro and Lowenthal were in the midst of their “exit strategy” — selling NUMEC to Atlantic Richfield, which would (along with successor Babcock & Wilcox and then American taxpayers) be left holding the bag for massive future cleanup and health indemnity costs.

Shapiro and Lowenthal — in line for a $150 per share buyout of their substantial stock holdings — seemed surreally unperturbed as the avoidable disaster unfurled, quickly moving on to the topic of new corporate acquisition targets.

9:18 p.m.: CENSORED reported on a spillage at the plant. They have the area roped off and it will take some pick and shovel work to dig up the contaminated areas. CENSORED said they are getting 100,000 counts. CENSORED said, “Oh, God.”They are dampening it down to avoid dust and will cover it if it looks like it may rain. CENSORED asked if there is anything on AAI? …

9:20 p.m.: CENSORED said that he heard that American Instrument Company [is] up for sale. He said he heard this from the former sales manager.

More recently, Geiger counter–wielding inspectors in Japan used 6,000 counts per minute as a threshold standard for decontamination, only raising it to 100,000 after the Fukushima disaster.

A phone call placed just two minutes after the first about NUMEC confirmed that

it’s not only a bad spill but “actually they are operating outside compliance.” They had the drums all together. They have about 200 drums and estimate that about six a day will corrode through. The trouble lay with a fluoride which was put in to help the decay, and this was not checked. CENSORED said they are also about $230,000 over on their construction costs for the scrap plant. Z [Zalman Shapiro] said if they could get other people, there would be a lot of firing.

Shapiro gained a reputation for disregarding the health concerns of his ill-trained workforce and firing them at will in order to suppress wages in the economically depressed Kiski Valley. New high school graduate hires were callously told to “drink lots of beer” to flush radioactive contaminants out of their systems. Tellingly, both Lowenthal and Shapiro refused to live anywhere near Apollo or Parks Township, preferring spacious homes on the same leafy street in Pittsburgh, all the better to host visiting Israeli nuclear weapons program officials. Shapiro, a brilliant nuclear scientist and longtime Zionist Organization of America leader who has been tight-lipped about NUMEC in recent years, was nominated in 2009 by his daughter for a National Medal of Technology and Innovation. He is still eligible, if chosen from a pool of other talented Americans, for a White House ceremony with President Obama in 2011.

It is too late for the USACE to interview David Lowenthal — who began his career smuggling refugees to Israel — about the location of the 1969 spill. In 1956 Israel began working its top agentsto procure materials obtainable only from nations with yellowcake access or billion-dollar gaseous diffusion plants. In 1957 the undercapitalized start-up that was NUMEC —  dwarfed by industry cohorts Westinghouse and General Electric — used its connections to winnow its way into the U.S. highly enriched uranium (HEU) stream as a scrap reprocessor and maker of specialized fuels for naval propulsion systems using capital raised by Lowenthal. NUMEC launched in Lowenthal’s defunct, dirt-floored steel milling facilities in the center of a quaint village. In retrospect, NUMEC resembles its true siblings — Materials for Palestine, Foundry Associates, Service Airways, and later, MILCO — all thin front companies established for the sole purpose of stealing and illegally smuggling U.S. arms to Israel. Worker safety, profitability, environmental regulations, and materials accountability all took a back seat to NUMEC’s core purpose — helping build Israel’s clandestine atomic arsenal.

It is unlikely that Shapiro will now step forward and tell the USACE where his fluoride-saturated illegal drum cache is located. Out of compliance, it likely doesn’t appear on any topographical site mapsdeveloped by the USACE or its contractors. The CIA, which intensively investigated NUMEC over the diversion of weapons-grade nuclear material into the Israeli nuclear weapons program, could drastically improve the probability of a more successful, safer cleanup. Only the CIA can give an accurate and overdue public estimate of how much U.S. taxpayer–funded HEU was actually diverted from NUMEC into the Israeli nuclear weapons program and is therefore no longer a hazard in any NUMEC waste site. As recently as 2009, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission officially listed vast quantities of missing NUMEC material as still “unaccounted for.” The CIA may also have overseas wiretaps or HUMINT as illuminating and suddenly relevant as the FBI’s. As a public service, it could also release its jealously guarded equity content in a 1978 Government Accounting Office report — which Congress always intended to be public — about NUMEC that was partially declassified in 2010 and scores of other CIA files it has bottled up in National Archives and Records Administration holdings.

Officially, the CIA has never released records or issued formal statements about NUMEC. But the agency’s former employees have been much more vocal. Former CIA Tel Aviv station chief John Hadden once described to the BBC how Rafael Eitan — the master Israeli spy who visited NUMEC [.pdf] undercover in the 1960s and who later handled spy Jonathan Pollard — might have found diverting HEU from NUMEC much lighter work than kidnapping a Nazi war criminal from the streets of Buenos Aires. “Just imagine to yourself how much easier it would be to remove a pound or two of this or that at any one time, as opposed to — which is inert material — as opposed to removing all at one blow. One hundred fifty pounds of shouting and kicking Eichmann. You see, they [the Israelis] are pretty good at removing things.” Hadden claimed that NUMEC was “an Israeli operation from the beginning.”

Carl Duckett, former deputy of the CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology,  also went on record verifying that the agency came to the conclusion by 1968 that “NUMEC material had been diverted by the Israelis and used in fabricating weapons.” Reporters such as John Fialka and former Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials Roger Mattson and Victor Gilinsky, who are still active in the industry, spent years trying to dislodge the CIA’s secret trove of information sealed up in expert briefings about NUMEC. All such Freedom of Information Act requests have been refused, presumably to advance the tired, discredited, yet official U.S. and Israeli policy of “ambiguity” over what the entire world knows anyway — that Israel has built and deployed a massive nuclear arsenal through a series of highly illegal acts.

Given this week’s events, the cost of that unnecessary secrecy to the commonweal is going up dramatically. The CIA’s blanket censorship about NUMEC is now contributing to an entirely avoidable public safety hazard. CIA censorship will only compound American taxpayer and health costs to clean up a dump that with just a bit more warranted law enforcement back in the 1960s would never have existed in the first place.

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