Archive | March 28th, 2012

Martial Law, Karma, Facebook and Vanunu


by Eileen Fleming


On March 16, the White House released the “National Defense Resources Preparedness” which gives the President the ability to impose martial law in case of a war or national emergency. The federal government now has the authority to take over almost every aspect of American society including food, livestock, farming equipment, manufacturing, industry, energy, transportation, hospitals, health care facilities, water resources, defense and construction for the President to dispense as he sees fit during a national crisis.

“The backdrop to the executive order is the looming showdown with Iran. The administration says the ‘window for diplomacy is closing.’ Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta warned Tehran’s mullahs that ‘all options are on the table’ — including military intervention. Mr. Obama stresses that his patience is running out. He vows that Iran will not acquire the bomb. Mr. Obama wants several more months for sanctions and international isolation to bring the ayatollahs to heel. Yet the signals are clear: Mr. Obama may be ready to launch devastating airstrikes on Iranian nuclear facilities.

“If that should happen, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has promised massive retaliation. American troops will be targeted by Iranian proxies in Iraq and Afghanistan. American embassies will be struck across the Middle East and North Africa. Most ominously, Iranian-backed Hezbollah cells could launch devastating terrorist attacks in major U.S. cities, killing numerous citizens. The war may well come home, triggering domestic chaos. These are the very real risks of a major conflict with Iran.” [1]

“In America today, open financial support for Israel’s clandestine nuclear program is becoming more brazen even as many of its supporters and lobbyists demand U.S. military attacks on Iran’s nuclear program. The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute raises millions in tax-deductible funding for its Israeli parent organization, which was found in a 1987 Pentagon-sponsored study to have developed a cutting-edge high-energy physics and hydrodynamics program “needed for nuclear bomb design.” The Weizmann Institute advanced methods for enriching uranium to weapons-grade through the use of lasers even as the United States worried that Weizmann’s networked supercomputers were being used to reduce the size of warheads. Despite public calls for an IRS review of its tax-exempt status, the American Committee plows on announcing new corporate grants, ever confident that its elite overlapping board, which has included such luminaries as AIPAC/WINEP chairman emeritus Robert Asher, will back Weizmann, ensuring that nuclear funding continues to flow.

“Perhaps trying not to be outdone, President Barack Obama announced at AIPAC’s Washington conference that he will soon take center stage in the Israeli nuclear Théâtre de l’Absurde. According to author Avner Cohen, Israeli President Shimon Peres was a key architect of Israel’s nuclear weapons program from its very beginning. In 2010, scholar Sasha Polakow-Suransky released secret documents revealing how Peres even offered to sell nuclear-tipped Jericho missiles to the foundering apartheid regime in South Africa. That is why this summer, when Obama personally awards Peres a Presidential Medal of Freedom, he’ll be conferring America’s highest civilian award to the Middle East’s most notorious nuclear proliferator.” [2]

As Martin Luther King, Jr. knew “the fierce urgency of now” so do I in light of Vanunu’s first public comment since he moved back to east Jerusalem on:

“Jan 18, 2012 – I moved back to East Jerusalem. Renting a small apartment, Tel Aviv is not for me,only Freedom Now. Back to the same life of East Jerusalem, Here I am waiting to my freedom Now!!!!!!.1986-2012.”

On March 18, 2012, Vanunu wrote: “…And the way to prevent any war with Iran is By demanding, making many programs about Vanunu’s Freedom now struggle, and publishing again all the interviews, Videos,and Dimona Photos. Telling Israel the first step in the Path for M E disarmament is let Vanunu go NOW!!” [ LATEST Message from Mordechai Vanunu: Israeli Nuclear Whistle Blower RE: Iran and Israel’s WMD]

I have done so and will continue to raise awareness of Vanunu’s ongoing saga until he is freed from Israel.

I have also learned to choose my battles wisely, and so I am surrendering the battleground at Facebook as much out of boredom with the medium as great relief that Vanunu has agreed to take over the Facebook Cause established to help free him.

After the publication of this article, the Facebook page I established in December 2009, will Fall when I deactivate it as I feel that my mission at Facebook has been accomplished.
The first time Eileen Fleming departed Facebook was when I was Deactivated as in censored by the powers that be on 7 July 2009, while in the midst of posting to the Cause I had created and was the only administrator of:

Letters to Netanyahu and Obama: FREE VANUNU NOW: Read more…

The reason I returned to Facebook five months later was to play a ‘stupid spy game’ as a way to raise awareness and support for Vanunu. My first step was to establish the email account and Joe Flannigan was the name that appeared on the Facebook wall. Joe’s only reason for being at Facebook was to disseminate links pertaining to Vanunu and Middle East nuclear issues.

When Vanunu was sent back to solitary confinement on 23 May 2010, [outcome of his Freedom of Speech Trial and punishment for speaking to foreign media in 2004] he had been off of Facebook for months.

When Vanunu was released from jail on the 8th of August, he established Vanunu Mordechai and I received an invitation from him to be Facebook Friends. I responded, that I was NOT Joe, but the eileen fleming, who was banned by Facebook for her political activism in support of Vanunu in July 2009.

I also readily disclosed all on my Facebook Info Wall and if you are on Facebook, you may have been one of my 2,824 ‘Friends’ or 44 Subscribers who knew me by this icon:

Within days of Vanunu’s 2010 release from jail, he quickly accrued 1,000 Facebook Friends, but since has whittled them down to 46.

Over the last 19 months, Vanunu has Facebook friended, unfriended, blocked and unblocked me, but the very good news now is that after being a silent Administrator of Free Mordechai Vanunuhe responded to my most recent request that he take over as Primary and only Administrator of Free Mordechai Vanunu:

“Yes, April 22, if V is not free from here…V will take the FB cause…”

The FB/Facebook cause was established in September 2010 and as of this writing has a total of 5,246 MEMBERS and 782 ACTIONS.

The TOP Recruiters of the Cause are: Eileen Fleming recruited 331 people Vanunu Mordechai recruited 161 people John Tyrrell recruited 107 people. John Tyrell was also the Founder of the Cause and when he resigned from administrative duties, he appointed me Primary Administrator and I also became the only one. Shortly thereafter Vanunu agreed to be a silent administrator-meaning he would not be active but he would write the final bulletin from freedom and thus end the cause.

The last message/comment I left for Vanunu at his YouTube Channel, he published but did not respond to:

A “friend” of V’s has accused e of “fabrication” in the publication of V message of 18 March 2012! IF only V’s ‘friends’ would actually do what V has asked “By demanding, making many programs about Vanunu’s Freedom now struggle, and publishing again all the interviews, Videos,and Dimona Photos. Telling Israel the first step in the Path for M E disarmament is let Vanunu go NOW!!” Instead of attacking or ignoring e, it would happen sooner than later! eileen4HOUSE2012

Time will tell if Vanunu’s friends and supporters will do anything on or before 21 April which marks the first day of the ninth year –on top of 18 in jail- Vanunu has been denied the right to leave Israel.

In 1987, from Ashkelon Prison, Vanunu wrote: “I have no choice. I’m a little man, a citizen, one of the people, but I’ll do what I have to. I’ve heard the voice of my conscience and there’s nowhere to hide.”

I’ve heard the voice of my conscience too and so my time at Facebook has come to a peace filled end and I will persist to tell the Vanunu saga until Israel allows him the right to leave the state and fade into the world instead of continuing to make headlines.

On 21 April, I will be at Strawberry Fields, Central Park quietly but publicly reading a few of Vanunu’s Words from solitary confinement circa 1987.

I will also tell anyone who is interested that in 2004, Yoko Ono awarded Vanunu the GIMME SOME TRUTH Prize and Ono has been silent ever since, but I imagine John would NOT.

John Lennon – Instant Karma (Live)

Buddha knew that, “We are the heirs of our own actions.”

Whether Vanunu is destined to remain captive in Jerusalem or be freed, whether Vanunu deactivates Free Mordechai Vanunu or seizes his freedom of speech on the WWW, Vanunu’s actions in exposing Israel’s nuclear deceptions will shine on and on and on all over the WWW -unless Big Brother pulls the plug on the Internet!

But words in print are forever and as it has been said; if you want to change the world-WRITE!

I wrote on the last page of my third book this quote from Vanunu and conclusion by me:

“The only way to peace is peace; the only way is nonviolence. The only answer to Israeli nuclear weapons, their aggression, occupation and oppression, and the wall and refugee camps is to answer them with truth and a peaceful voice. When I became the spy for the world, I did it all for the people of the world. If governments do not report the truth, and if the media does not report the truth, then all we can do is follow our consciences. Daniel Ellsberg did, the woman from Enron did, and I did.”

So did Eileen Fleming.

And the bottom line for me is that experience is not just what happens to you, but what you do with it, and que sera sera [what will be will be.] [3]

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Financial Support for Mark Siljander

Gordon’s Friend, Mark

Editor’s note:  We are unable to mention why former Congressman and UN Ambassador Mark Siljander became a target of the Neocon Mafia/Bush and Company.  Suffice it to say, if Mark’s advice had been followed, 7000 American soldiers would be alive today and 500,000 disabled veterans would be whole.  Instead, Mark is heading to prison.  You have never seen me ask for a red cent.  Send what you can to my good friend Mark Siljander.  Do not let those worthless bastards win.  Send this request to every patriot, every Christian, Muslim and Jew.

Gordon Duff for Veterans Today



Dear Fellow Friends,

As you know, our friend and brother Mark Siljander was sentenced on January 11th in a plea agreement that left him little choice but to concede to the pressures of the government indictment. The result was a sentence of 1 year. While we could debate and go on for hours about the injustice of both the charges and the resulting sentence, we think it is more important that we circle around Mark in this time of need and support Mark and his family through this very difficult time.

Click here to contribute online now »

Mark speaks of finding spiritual catalysts for peace. People who are willing to be the next Nelson Mandela, Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, or even Mother Teresa. We have heard him speak many times of a call for such a person or persons. Someone who is willing to move from self-interest, to mutual interest, to a place of sacrificial interest. Someone who is willing to defy the establishment for a message or ideal so important, that he or she refuses to be silenced or abandon his calling despite the consequences. This same person, is Mark.

Mark has sacrificed everything material to him, and loved so unconditionally, that it is difficult to quantify the true sacrifice that he made. But this sacrifice was not only his own. His beautiful wife Nancy and his children have stood by him and joined him in this sacrifice, recognizing the importance of the work and of his calling specifically. Many of you have also stood next to Mark, in prayer, advice, financial support, and even the occasional hug, which sometimes may not seem like much, but has rejuvenated Mark and his family in those critical moments.

Mark did not ask us to write this letter to you all. In fact, Mark did not ask for us to do anything but pray for him and his family. But we feel compelled and called to support Mark and his family and do what we can as a family of friends to support them financially over the next year.

George Kettle, a long time friend of Mark and his family, a year or so before he passed away, and in the middle of the situation Mark faced, told us that we needed to stand together with Mark, not just on the sidelines. Many people recognized in the political establishment such as Joe Reeder and Ed Meese, gave tirelessly to Mark in this protracted legal battle. Many others have walked with Mark, and seen transformations in the heart of world leaders, up close and personal. Mark’s book tells the story of the power of prayer, friendship and forgiveness.

Now, we are reaching out to you, to join us in supporting Mark and his family over the next year. We pray that you give generously but obviously within your means. We are sending this to a very small group of friends and the need is daunting given the circumstances. Please join us in supporting Mark over the next year, whether it be a monthly contribution or a one time donation to him. Thank you for your friendship, your support, and your ongoing prayers. As the Bible shows us, following God’s path is not necessarily easy and it is not without its tribulations.

The donation that you make is not tax deductible. We need to point this out so that you understand this is giving to Mark and we are not using a non-profit as we do not want there to be any adverse action based on support for Mark. These contributions will be going into a trust account for the Siljander family. It will be accessible to Nancy as she has the need.

The following landing page has been set up directly to accept donations. We will have an ACH system in place in the next week, but for now, you can use any major credit card or bankcard for payment. Feel free to forward it (discretely) to close friends you think may be willing to help their family. And if you have any questions you can contact us at 303-805-3904.

Thank you again for all your prayers and support for Mark and his family.

May God Bless you.

Joe Oltmann David Hungerford

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Lies Taking Us To War


Truth is the most valuable thing we have, so I try to conserve it. –Mark Twain


by Paul J Balles


A January 12th headline in the Wall Street Journal: “Humanitarian gestures and covert actions won’t stop Iran’s bomb.”

They lie and they know it! Show them the wisdom of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg: “The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted.”

On March 6, Mitt Romney wrote: “The same Islamic fanatics who took our diplomats hostage are racing to build a nuclear bomb.”

He lied and he should know it! Romney is an expert at ignoring what Aristotle warned against: “The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousand fold.”

Benjamin Netanyahu told a crowd of thousands at a March 5 AIPAC meeting: “My friends, Israel has waited and waited for the international community to resolve this issue. We’ve waited for diplomacy to work. We’ve waited for sanctions to work. None of us can afford to wait much longer. As prime minister of Israel, I will never let my people live in the shadow of annihilation.”

1948 Lest we forget

A typical snake-oil salesman, this fear-monger is a sociopathic liar! The Russians have a perfect proverb for Netanyahu: “With lies you may get ahead in the world – but you can never go back.”

Senator Joe Lieberman referred to Iran’s “illicit nuclear activities.” Someone should teach Lieberman the Yiddish proverb: A half truth is a whole lie.” Their nuclear activities are not illicit. They’re perfectly legal. Lieberman knows it and he lies!

Repeatedly the intelligence community has reported that Iran is not engaged in a nuclear weapons program.

Can the truth from those who know be clearer? Say it again.  Say it aloud: Iran is not engaged in a nuclear weapons program.

The chicken-hawks in Israel’s Likud Party and in AIPAC and in the Republican Party, who want you to believe the lie, have no valid evidence to support that lie.

Challenge them. Some will tell you that Ahmdinejad said that “Israel should be wiped off the map.”

That is a mistranslation – a lie.

Professor Juan Cole explained that in the 1980s Khomeini gave a speech in which he said “in Persian ‘Een rezhim-i eshghalgar-i Quds bayad az sahneh-i ruzgar mahv shaved.’ This means, “This occupation regime over Jerusalem must vanish from the arena of time.”

Those who know the truth have been ignored by those who want to believe or spread the lie to get the world into another war at the behest of Israel and its supporters.

Congresswoman Michele Bachman expanded the lie by claiming that Ahmedinejad “would use a nuclear weapon to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth.” Bachman has made five trips to Israel.

Even President Obama distorted the truth when he addressed the UN in September, saying, “Israel, a small country of less than eight million people, looks out at a world where leaders of much larger nations threaten to wipe it off of the map.”

To continue accepting the lies of those who have nothing but war and destruction in mind is self defeating. There are already more than a million deaths from 10-year wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

These lie-based wars have already bankrupted America and will engender more death and disaster. How many families of those killed by Americans will seek an opportunity for revenge?

Our wars do nothing but invite more death and destruction. How unfortunate it is that this needs to be repeated, but repetition is essential until the message sinks in.

Challenge the lies.  Insist on the truth. Mark Twain wrote “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”

When Netanyahu says, “I will never let my people live in the shadow of annihilation,” he is selling` a work of fiction based entirely on the possibility that Iran may someday develop a nuclear weapon.

What truth is stranger than fiction?  Israel, with 200 – 300 nuclear bombs, feels threatened with annihilation by countries that don’t have a single atomic weapon.

“Politics have to be based on Facts and Not Fiction”



2009 — RT interviews German journalist Jurgen Elsaesser, author of the book “Iran: facts against Western propaganda”. He thinks Tehran has every right to produce nuclear energy. And fears that “extremist Israeli government could provoke war with Iran at any time”.

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Michael Collins Piper’s ‘Final Judgment’ – JFK Assassination IsraHell Connections



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Stop Gas and Electricity Companies from Ripping us Off



Dear All,

It’s incredible! In just a couple of weeks, over 200,000 of us have signed up to the Big Switch – a people-powered effort to stop gas and electricity companies from ripping us off. But if we’re going to take on these big energy bullies and win, we need to be bigger… much bigger.

The Big Switch is making history. [1] It’s a simple idea – using the internet, we bring together gas and electricity customers across the country in a pledge to switch their supplier. Then we work with consumer experts at Which? to negotiate cheaper rates on our behalf. Once we’ve driven the hardest bargain possible, we switch to the supplier offering the best deal.

At the beginning of April the Which? negotiators will be rolling up their sleeves to start negotiating the cheapest prices. That means there are just 72 hours left to sign up to get involved. Don’t miss out, click here to sign up:

A quick reminder of how this works:
1. Sign up – join other 38 Degrees members to get a fair deal on gas and electricity
2. Share it with your friends – the more of us who get involved, the stronger our bargaining position
3. Bargain – we work with Which? experts to negotiate with gas and electricity companies
4. Switch – If you like the deal we negotiate, switch easily online [2]

Sign up now, you can always pull out later if you like. [3] Then forward this email to any friends and family who also want cheaper bills:

Thanks for being involved,

Becky, James, David, Cian, Hannah, Marie and the 38 Degrees team

PS: After more than a year of controversy and debate, the government has got its NHS plans through parliament. Now, we need to decide together what we do next. Shall we carry on our work to protect the NHS? There’s still time to vote YES or NO for continuing to campaign to protect the NHS. Click here:




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Anarchy in the UK! Brits Declare Official End to Free Speech

They don’t want to hear the truth

by Kevin Barrett


(London, UK) -The country that gave the world free speech has decided to take it back.

That, at least, is the implication of two unsettling developments:

  • The arrest of a teenager for posting a Facebook comment “All soldiers should DIE & go to HELL!” in response to the recent massacre of Afghan women and children.

In the first case, the UK government has made it a criminal act to express any negative emotions about the slaughter of innocent women and children by an army of war criminals. (Reality check: According to international law, every NATO soldier in Afghanistan is guilty of aggression, the supreme war crime, and therefore ought to be tried, convicted, and hanged by the neck until dead simply for being there. As for which ones go to hell, God can sort that one out.)

In the second case, the UK government has apparently decided that it is a crime for any media outlet of any size to tell the truth on a regular basis. (Press TV offers a broad array of perspectives, including many that – unlike the systematic lies of the mainstream media – are within hailing distance of reality.)

By banning free speech and a free press, the UK government has virtually delegitimized itself and admitted that it is not a government but a criminal organization. It may soon be incumbent on the citizens of the UK to overthrow the crime lords masquerading as government officials, and restore lawful governance in the island that gave the world the Magna Carta.

UK government officials who shut down free speech and free media should DIE & go to HELL! 

If I stood on the soapbox in Hyde Park and said that, would I be arrested?

And if it’s true, as Alexander Baron suggests, that “there has never been a real tradition of free speech in Britain”…well, maybe it’s time for the Brits to start the kind of revolution we had over here in the colonies.  (We yanks need another one here too…but that’s another story.)

So now if I’m arrested next time I’m in London, you’ll know why.

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Mitt Romney Says Russia Is No. 1 Geopolitical Foe



ABC News

SAN DIEGO – Mitt Romney said today that Russia – not Iran or North Korea – is the United States’ “number one geopolitical foe,” adding that Russia “always stands up for the world’s worst actors.”

Romney’s remarks came during an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, during which he spoke about the comments made by President Obama early today that were caught by an open microphone. During a conversation about missile defense, Obama told Russian President Dmitri Medvedev that he’d have more “flexibility” after the election.

Romney said he was “very concerned” about the president’s remarks, especially because they were made to a Russian leader.

“Russia is not a friendly character on the world stage and for this president to be looking for greater flexibility where he doesn’t have to answer to the American people in his relations with Russia is very, very troubling, very alarming,” he said. “I am very, very concerned.

“This is to Russia,” Romney said. “This is without question our number one geopolitical foe.

“They fight every cause for the world’s worst actors. The idea that he has more flexibility in mind for Russia is very, very troubling indeed,” he said.

When pressed by Blitzer as to whether he truly believed Russia was a bigger foe than Iran or China, Romney sought to clarify his remarks, but did not back away from his argument.

“I’m saying in terms of a geopolitical opponent, the nation that lines up with the world’s worst actors, of course the greatest threat that the world faces is a nuclear Iran, and nuclear North Korea is already troubling enough, but when these terrible actors pursue their course in the world and we go to the United Nations looking for ways to stop them, when [Syrian President] Assad, for instance, is murdering his own people, we go to the United Nations and who is it that always stands up for the world’s worst actors?” Romney asked.

“It is always Russia, typically with China alongside, and so in terms of a geopolitical foe, a nation that’s on the Security Council, that has the heft of the Security Council, and is of course a massive security power – Russia is the geopolitical foe and the idea that our president is planning on doing something with them that he’s not willing to tell the American people before the election is something that I find very, very alarming,” he said.

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Were Jews ever really slaves in Egypt, or is Passover a myth?





Here’s a question for you: what do actor Charlton Heston, DreamWorks animation studios and Former Prime Minister Menachem Begin all have in common? Well, they’ve all, at one time or another, perpetuated the myth that the Jews built the pyramids. And it is a myth, make no mistake. Even if we take the earliest possible date for Jewish slavery that the Bible suggests, the Jews were enslaved in Egypt a good three hundred years after the 1750 B.C. completion date of the pyramids. That is, of course, if they were ever slaves in Egypt at all.

We are so quick to point out the obvious lies about Jews and Israel that come out in Egypt – the Sinai Governors claims that the Mossad released a shark into the Red Sea to kill Egyptians, or, as I once read in a newspaper whilst on holiday in Cairo, the tale of the magnetic belt buckles that Jews were selling cheap in Egypt that would sterilize men on contact – yet we so rarely examine our own misconceptions about the nature of our history with the Egyptian nation.

We tend, in the midst of our disdain for Egyptian, anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, to overlook the fact that one of the biggest events of the Jewish calendar is predicated upon reminding the next generation every year of how the Egyptians were our cruel slave-masters, in a bondage that likely never happened. Is this really so different from Jaws the Mossad agent?

The reality is that there is no evidence whatsoever that the Jews were ever enslaved in Egypt. Yes, there’s the story contained within the bible itself, but that’s not a remotely historically admissible source. I’m talking about real proof; archeological evidence, state records and primary sources. Of these, nothing exists.

It is hard to believe that 600,000 families (which would mean about two million people) crossed the entire Sinai without leaving one shard of pottery (the archeologist’s best friend) with Hebrew writing on it. It is remarkable that Egyptian records make no mention of the sudden migration of what would have been nearly a quarter of their population, nor has any evidence been found for any of the expected effects of such an exodus; such as economic downturn or labor shortages. Furthermore, there is no evidence in Israel that shows a sudden influx of people from another culture at that time. No rapid departure from traditional pottery has been seen, no record or story of a surge in population.

In fact, there’s absolutely no more evidence to suggest that the story is true than there is in support of any of the Arab world’s conspiracy theories and tall tales about Jews.

So, as we come to Passover 2012 when, thanks to the “Arab Spring,” our relations with Egypt are at a nearly 40 year low, let us enjoy our Seder and read the story by all means, but also remind those at the table who may forget that it is just a metaphor, and that there is no ancient animosity between Israelites and Egyptians. Because, if we want to re-establish that elusive peace with Egypt that so many worked so hard to build, we’re all going to have to let go of our prejudices.

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5200 Pentagon Employees PURCHASED Child Pornography

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U.N. gets reports of child soldiers with Syria rebels





UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Syrian rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad have been accused of using children as fighters in violation of international conventions banning the recruitment of child soldiers, a senior U.N. official said on Monday.

The U.N. concern about the possibility that Syria’s opposition may be using child soldiers follows last week’s report from the New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch that armed Syrian opposition groups have kidnapped, tortured and executed members of supporters of Assad and members of his security forces.

“We are receiving allegations of children with the Free Syrian Army,” Radhika Coomaraswamy, U.N. special representative for children and armed conflict, said in response to a question about Syria’s rebels. She gave no details.

“We haven’t been able to verify or check” the veracity of those allegations, Coomaraswamy added.

Earlier this month the International Criminal Court in The Hague convicted Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo of using child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Coomaraswamy said on Monday that she welcomed that guilty verdict.

The main focus of her news conference was South Sudan, Africa’s youngest country and a region that has long been a concern for those opposed to the use of child soldiers.

Coomaraswamy said was encouraging that the South Sudanese army, the SPLA, has released some 3,000 children from its ranks and expects to free another 2,000 in the near future.

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