Archive | April 3rd, 2012

Zionist Regime of Bahrain: Shouting in the dark

NOVANEWS

The story of the Arab revolution that was abandoned by the Arabs, forsaken by the West and forgotten by the world.

Special programme

Bahrain: An island kingdom in the Arabian Gulf where the Shia Muslim majority

are ruled by a family from the Sunni minority. Where people fighting for demo-

cratic rights broke the barriers of fear, only to find themselves alone and crushed.

This is their story and Al Jazeera is their witness – the only TV journalists who

remained to follow their journey of hope to the carnage that followed.

This is the Arab revolution that was abandoned by the Arabs, forsaken by the West

and forgotten by the world.

Editor’s note: This documentary recently won the Foreign Press Association

Documentary of the Year award in London, the George Polk Award for Excellence

in Journalism and the Scripps Howard Jack R. Howard Award for Television Reporting.

Source:

Al Jazeera

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صور نادرة للنكبة الفلسطينية 1948


تعريف بالنكبة:
النكبة كلمة عربية وتعني الكارثة (المصيبة). في يوم الخامس عشر من أيار (مايو) عام 1948 حدثت نكبة الفلسطينيين وتدعو اسرائيل هذا اليوم “عيد الاستقلال” أما النكبة فهي تجسّد أول موجة تهجير وابعاد قصري للفلسطينيين من أرضهم. بالنسبة للفلسطينيين تمثل النكبة مصادرة الأراضي وتهجير وطرد 800000 فلسطيني من منازلهم .أصبح عدد هؤلاء اللاجئين وأولادهم وأحفادهم بعد 60 عام من النكبة أكثر من 4 ملايين لاجئ. لا يزال معظم هؤلاء اللاجئين يعيشون في مخيمات اللاجئين في الضفة الغربية وقطاع غزة وفي البلدان العربية المجاورة.


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الفضائيات المصرية دعوا اللبنانيات يأتين إليّ

 

محمد عبد الرحمن – صحيفة الأخبار اللبنانية

القاهرة | مايا دياب (الصورة) تطلّ مرّة أخرى على قناة «النهار»، بعد ظهورها أخيراً في حلقات «هيك منغني» التي اشترتها المحطة المصريّة من mtv. وتعاقدت القناة المصريّة معها على تقديم النسخة العربيّة من برنامج Deal or no Deal. وينتظر المشاهد المصري نجمته اللبنانيّة التي أخذت فرصة البطولة في الدراما المصريّة في «كلام نسوان» قبل بضع سنوات، لكن هذه المرّة عبر برنامج مسابقات عالمي. ويتردد أن عقدها مع المحطة المصريّة يقضي بتقديم 154 حلقة. هكذا، تنضم دياب إلى الوجوه اللبنانيّة التي تراهن القنوات المصريّة على نجوميتها في برامج المنوعات، وهو ما لا تتقنه الوجوه المصريّة.

بعد عشر سنوات تقريباً على الحملة العنيفة على نيكول بردويل عندما قدمت برنامج «Star Maker سمعنا صوتك» مع أمير كرارة على شاشة التلفزيون المصري، ثم استبعادها عن المشاركة في الموسم الثاني من برنامج اكتشاف المواهب في مصر، تفتح المحروسة بابها لجميلات لبنان. الشاشات المصريّة باتت مقتنعة بضرورة الاستعانة بالمذيعات اللبنانيّات في برامج المنوعات. هكذا، عادت رولا سعد مجدداً لتقديم «رولا شو» على قناة «الحياة»، بعدما انطلقت في تقديم البرامج في برنامج «الحياة حلوة». وكانت القناة نفسها، قد أعلنت أخيراً انضمام جورج قرداحي إلى أسرتها في برنامج «المليونير» الذي ينتظر إطلاقه في أيار (مايو) المقبل. وبهذا يعود الإعلامي اللبناني في برنامجه على قناة مصريّة، بعدما تابع الجمهور المصري «من سيربح المليون» على القناة الرسميّة التي كانت تعرضه تزامناً مع mbc. كذلك إن ظهور طوني خليفة في برامجه الخاصة على قناة «القاهرة والناس» الرمضانيّة، بات من المسلّمات. هكذا، تستمر سياسة الفضائية المصرية في الاستعانة باللبنانيين الذين تعد خبرتهم في برامجهم المنوّعات أكبر، وعدم وجودهم الدائم في مصر يتيح لهم التحرر من القيود في طرح الأسئلة الساخنة التي تغيب عن برامج الإعلاميين المصريين بحكم الصداقات. ولعل النموذجالأبرز في هذا المجال هو طوني خليفة الذي تخطى الخطوط الحمراء في أسئلته للضيوف.

وبالعودة إلى شاشة «الحياة»، تتبع هذه المحطة سياسة جديدة تماماً على السوق المصرية، وهي عرض برامج المنوعات بالتزامن مع فضائيّات عربيّة أو برامج عرضت سابقاً بعض الفضائيات، مراهنة على أن الجمهور المصري لا يتابع إلا الشاشات الناطقة بلهجته، وأحدث مثالين على ذلك البرنامج الغنائي الشهير «تاراتاتا» الذي تواصل «الحياة» تقديمه، بعد مرور مواسم عدّة على انطلاقته، عبر قناة «دب»، وتعرض أيضاً برنامج «صولا» للفنانة أصالة أسبوعيّاً. كذلك تتبع قناة «أون تي في» الإخبارية، سياسة مشابهة، إنما في البرامج السياسية؛ إذ اختارت الإعلامية اللبنانية ليليان داوود لتقديم برنامج يومي هو الصورة الكاملة على قناة «أون لايف»، معتمدة على متابعتها الشؤون العربية، وهي تطمح إلى كسر طوق المحليّة في المرحلة المقبلة. كذلك تقاسمت داوود تقديم بعض الحلقات الإعلامي الشهير يسري فودة، فقامت معه بتغطية الانتخابات البرلمانية المصريّة في شهري كانون الأول (ديسمبر) وكانون الثاني (يناير) الماضيين. ويتوقع أن تتبع الأمر نفسه في تغطية الانتخابات الرئاسيّة المقبلة. وبهذا تكون داوود أول مذيعة غير مصريّة، تقدم برنامجاً يتابع الشان المحلي على قناة «مصرية».

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«هزّة» تهدّد الأقصى: خطط إسرائيليّة لاصطناع زلزال وهمي عبر تفريغ الأتربة حول أساساته

ليس مستبعداً على الاحتلال أن يفتعل زلزالاً وهميّاً من أجل هدم المسجد الأقصى وبناء الهيكل المزعوم، وخصوصاً أنّ هناك مؤشرات تؤكّد هذا التوجه وتتعلّق بأعمال الحفريات التي تُحيط بالمسجد، وهو ما سيؤدي منطقياً الى انهياره

فادي أبو سعدى – صحيفة الأخبار اللبنانية

القدس المحتلة | منذ فترة ليست بالقليلة، وفلسطين تتعرض لهزّات أرضية خفيفة، كانت آخرها قبل نحو أسبوعين، بحيث بلغت قوة إحدى الهزّات 3.3 على مقياس ريختر، وهو ما لا يُثير مخاوف من هزّة مرتقبة قوية تضرب المدينة المقدّسة، بل من هزّة «مفتعلة» أو «وهمية»، إذ مع دولة الاحتلال كل الاحتمالات واردة، وخصوصاً أن لديها سوابق في هذا المجال.

فكرة هدم المسجد الأقصى، من دون أن يظهر ذلك على نحو متعمد، وحتى لا تتعرّض إسرائيل لأي ردّات فعل، ليست بجديدة على سلطات الاحتلال. ففي عام 1996، قامت بافتتاح نفق تحت أساسات المسجد الأقصى، ما فجر انتفاضة فلسطينية عُرفت «بانتفاضة النفق» بدأت من القدس وامتدت لتشمل كل أنحاء فلسطين، وسقط فيها نحو تسعين شهيداً فلسطينياً، فيما قُتل ثلاثة عشر جندياً إسرائيلياً.

وقد أكّد رئيس المحكمة العليا الشرعية، رئيس المجلس الأعلى للقضاء الشرعي في فلسطين، الشيخ يوسف ادعيس، أنّ «المسجد الأقصى المبارك دخل في مرحلة الخطر الشديد، بل تجاوزها، وهو يواجه في هذه الأيام أشرس حرب تشنّها عليه حكومة الاحتلال الإسرائيلي وقطعان المستوطنين الذين يسعون إلى

هدمه وإقامة الهيكل المزعوم مكانه».

واستند ادعيس في قوله هذا إلى الانهيارات المتتالية والتشقّقات الواضحة التي تصيب منازل المواطنين الفلسطينيين في البلدة العتيقة من القدس، إضافة الى انهيار أجزاء من مسجد عين سلوان، وبناء الحدائق التوراتية في الجزء الجنوبي من المسجد الأقصى، حيث «القصور الأموية»، ومن الجهة الشرقية كذلك، وحتى الهضاب المطلّة على المسجد الأقصى، وهو ما اعتبره «مقدمة لانهيار كامل للمسجد الأقصى المبارك»، مؤكداً أن الأيام المقبلة ستشهد انهيارات جديدة بفعل الحفريات الإسرائيلية. وقال «هناك تحركات ونشاطات ولقاءات سرية وعلنية مكثفة ومتسارعة في هذه الأيام لقادة وحاخامات المجموعات الاستيطانية، تتم بالتنسيق مع المؤسسة العسكرية الإسرائيلية لوضع المخططات الساعية إلى هدم المسجد الأقصى المبارك»، مشيراً إلى أن أحد هذه المخططات هو إقدام الاحتلال على «اصطناع زلزال وهمي ينهار على أثره المسجد الأقصى، وخاصة بعد تفريغ الأتربة حول أساساته والتجاويفالتي أحدثتها الحفريات المتواصلة أسفله».

ودعا ادعيس الى عقد قمة عربية إسلامية طارئة لبحث تداعيات الخطر المحدق بالمسجد الأقصى المبارك، وخاصة بعدما قامت إحدى الشركات الإسرائيلية بإنتاج ولاعة رُسم عليها علم الاحتلال الإسرائيلي، وبداخله صورة لقبّة الصخرة المشرفة، والتي تؤكد محاولات الاحتلال لطمس أبرز معالم المسجد الأقصى المبارك.

بدوره، أكد المدير العام للإدارة العامة للبحوث والتخطيط في دار الإفتاء الفلسطينية، الشيخ محمد صلاح، لـ«الأخبار» أن فكرة افتعال زلزال وهمي، بعد تفريغ أساسات المسجد الاقصى المبارك، أصبح أمراً محتملاً بنسبة قد تفوق 60 في المئة. وربط ذلك بما سماه «الهوان العربي الحالي، والترهل السياسي، والثورات التي تحتاج الى سنين وسنين، ما يجعل هدم المسجد الأقصى من قبل إسرائيل أمراً قد يحصل، ولا يحتل مساحة من الصحافة العربيةأكثر من إشارة».

وهو ما اتفق معه الناشط مازن العزة من بيت لحم، الذي أعرب لـ«الأخبار» عن اعتقاده بأن «إسرائيل اليوم ليست بحاجة إلى زلزال، لأن الزلزال حاصلفي العالم العربي، ولن نحصل على أكثر من إدانة من عالمنا العربي للأسف الشديد».

لكن الناشط فارس عاروري اختلف مع هذا الطرح، وقال لـ«الأخبار» «أراها فكرة مستبعدة بصراحة، لأكثر من سبب. أولاً، إن ما نعرفه عن علم الزلازل لا يزال محدوداً جداً، وبالتالي من الصعب على إسرائيل تقنياً أن تفتعل مثل هكذا ظاهرة طبيعية، كما أن من غير الممكن السيطرة على حجم الزلزال ومركزه بطريقة دقيقة، ومن غير الممكن أن تتنبأ بالأضرار التي قد يسببها مثل هكذا زلزال، وخاصة أننا في منطقة نشطة زلزالياً، ومن المتوقع حدوث زلزال كبير في أي لحظة، وبالتالي مجرد العبث في هذه الأمور قد يحفز الزلزال الكبير على الحدوث، وفي تلك الحالة سينتج من الزلزال كم هائل من الأضرار، بما فيها تصدع وانهيار مدن بأكملها». تجدر الإشارة الى أن الحفريات الإسرائيلية في الأنفاق المحيطة بالمسجد الأقصى بدأت منذ 1981، لكن الأوقاف الإسلامية أوقفت العمل فيها. وفي 1986 افتتحت إسرائيل نفقاً يمتد بجانب السور الغربي للحرم الشريف، ويتجه شمالاً نحو باب الغوانمة بطول 450 متراً، وذلكلربط هذا النفق بحفريات «باب العمود».

وكانت إسرائيل دائماً تزعم أن عمر النفق يقارب الألفي عام، وأن أعمال الحفر تبعد 700 متر عن المسجد الأقصى، ولا تهدده، بينما بررت سبب الحفر «لاختصار المسافة على السيّاح للوصول إلى طريق الآلام في البلدة القديمة».

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Godfrey Andries Cremer

11 May 1943 – 26 March 2012

It is with the greatest of sadness that the CPGB-ML and Proletarian announce the death of one of their staunchest comrades in the early hours of 26 March from pancreatic cancer and further complications arising therefrom. Although he was diagnosed as suffering from this lethal disease only two months ago, it was already in a very advanced state.

 

– COMRADE GODFREY’S FUNERAL –

For all those who would like to attend Comrade Godfrey’s funeral, the details are below.

Thursday 5 April, 1.20pm

Mortlake Crematorium, Kew Meadow Path, Richmond, TW9 4EN, [nearest tube: Kew Gardens on the District Line].
Map showing crematorium

All are welcome to join Godfrey’s family and comrades afterwards at Saklatvala Hall, Dominion Road, Southall, UB2 5AA.
Map showing hall

See the party website for a some moving tributes to Godfrey, a video of his presentation on Darwin, and more.
CPGB-ML website

 

– RED SAULTE TO COMRADE GODFREY –

The political career of Godfrey Cremer started in the late 1960s, since when he worked exceptionally hard in the cause of the emancipation of the proletariat and the oppressed peoples of the world. His name is indelibly connected with the movement for solidarity with the people of Vietnam, the people of Korea, China, Palestine, southern Africa (in particular Zimbabwe), Ireland, Libya, Syria and Iran.

Godfrey Cremer was an internationalist through and through, as he fully realised that the struggle of the proletariat in the imperialist countries for its emancipation from exploitation could never be accomplished without rendering unreserved support to the liberation struggles of the oppressed nations and people against imperialist oppression, war, brigandage and super-exploitation. From this stance he never wavered, treating with disdain and contempt the opportunist faint-hearts in the working-class movement who pursue a line of conciliation towards their own imperialist bourgeoisie.

He stood for the defence of the gains of the working class in socialist countries. His defence of the gains of the glorious Great October Socialist Revolution, the construction of socialism in the USSR under the leadership of Lenin and Stalin, and the mighty achievements of the Soviet Union, in fields ranging from the economic through to the cultural, scientific, diplomatic and military, knew no bounds. In the aftermath of the collapse of socialism in the former socialist countries, he refused to go along with the prevailing torrent of anti-communist propaganda unleashed by world imperialism – a propaganda that swept off their feet many weak elements in the working-class movement.

He was also a leading figure, in his political and professional capacity, in the struggle against racism, realising fully that racism is an instrument used by the bourgeoisie to weaken the working class by undermining its class unity.

It had been the ardent desire of Godfrey Cremer to build a principled and truly revolutionary party of the British proletariat. He grasped with joy the opportunity that presented itself to form such a party when, along with a number of other comrades, he became the founding member and one of the leading lights of the CPGB-ML in 2004. He devoted his all to the defence, consolidation and development of this party.

In his ardent desire to serve the working class, no job was beneath him. He was a dedicated organiser, possessed of great ideological and technical competence, and a keen eye for detail. Without his work, it is doubtful whether Proletarian, the party’s newspaper, or the anti-imperialist bi-monthly Lalkar, would have ever got off the ground.

He was a great, warm-hearted comrade, a loyal friend and a loving husband and father. His dedication, cheerful disposition and wit will be missed, not only by comrades of the CPGB-ML, but even by our opponents. All those who had any occasion to be with him and to know him had their lives enriched by the experience. He shall be sorely missed.

A communist farewell and red salute to Comrade Godfrey Cremer.

[A more detailed obituary will appear in the next issue of Lalkar.]

 

SEE ALSO: 

Poem for Godfrey (Proletarian, April 2012)

Letter of condolence from South African comrades (Proletarian, April 2012)

Poem: Comrade Bhagat Singh and Comrade Udham Singh (Proletarian, April 2006)

Video: Comrade Bhagat Singh and Comrade Udham Singh (YouTube, November 2011)

Video: Darwin, Marx and materialism (YouTube, June 2009)

Video: Libya, Syria and the Middle East (YouTube, May 2011)

Video: Terrorism or internationalism? (YouTube, December 2011)

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المخيم الصيداوي «يلفظ» كل ما يمكن أن يحوّله إلى «بارد» جديد عين الحلوة ليس هوليوود.. و«القاعدة» فيه.. أخطبوط بلا أرجل!

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عين الحلوة: لا لـ«بارد» جديد (محمد صالح)

ملاك عقيل – صحيفة السفير

هنا مخيم عين الحلوة.

على بقعة لا تتعدى مساحتها حوالي الكيلومترين مربعين، بمخزون بشري يصل الى أكثر من سبعين ألف نسمة، تتواجد معظم الأجهزة المخابراتية في العالم. واقع نافر لكنه يعكس دقة وخطورة الحسابات التي تحاك أحياناً داخل زواريبه الضيقة. وصمة «إيواء الإرهابيين» تلاحق المخيم برغم حرص «أولياء أمره» على تقديم «براءة ذمة» من «الإرهاب». الجزيرة الفلسطينية الصغيرة تحتوي أسرارا ً وخفايا وأدواراً علنية أو «مكتومة الصوت» اكبر بكثير من بقعتها الجغرافية. الملف الذي كتب عليه «سري جداً» يتحدث عن «ملاذ ضيافة» لعناصر «القاعدة». «أبو محمد توفيق طه»، رأس الشبكة التكفيرية التي حاولت تفجير الجيش اللبناني من داخله، آخر النماذج «الإرهابية» التي تضع المخيم في دائرة الضوء.

منذ انكشاف المخطط الإرهابي لاختراق الجيش، يسمع مسؤولو أجهزة المخابرات كلاماً مطمّئناً من جانب القوى النافذة داخل المخيم، حول تسليم «أبو محمد توفيق طه»، الرأس المدبّر للشبكة التكفيرية والمتهم بقيادة مجموعة تابعة لـ«كتائب عبد الله عزام» في المخيم. لكن مخابرات الجيش، الخبيرة في فك شيفرة «منظومة المصالح» المتشابكة في عين الحلوة، باتت بحكم المتأكدة بعدم إمكان تسليمه. حتى أن مسؤولاً أمنياً كبيراً كان يراجع قبل أيام قليلة أحد «أمراء» المخيم بالأمر نفسه، وكان الجواب: «في هذه اللحظة، وبينما أنت تتحدث معي، ها هو «توفيق طه» يعبر (حي صفوري) وهو في طريقه لزيارة أحد أقربائه في المخيم (حي حطين)». لكن عندما يطرح أحد الصحافيين السؤال على المسؤول الفلسطيني يجيب الأخير «نحن مستعدون للتعاون وتسليم «أبو محمد»… لكننا نجهل مكان إقامته»!.

هو «الستاتيكو» المستنسخ، في التعامل مع «الرؤوس الكبيرة» المطلوبة للعدالة. اللبناني عبد الغني جوهر المتهم بالتخطيط وتنفيذ عمليات ضد الجيش في العام 2008 نموذجاً. وبالرغم من التسويف والمماطلة في ما يتعلق بتسليم مطلوبين للعدالة وعلى رأسهم حالياً «أبو محمد توفيق طه»، فإن الإجراءات الأمنية المشدّدة التي اتخذت في محيط المخيم مؤخراً منعاً لتهريب السلاح أو هروب المطلوبين، قوبلت بتظاهرات بلغت حد التعدّي على عناصر الجيش. مع ذلك، فإن «العقلاء» داخل المخيم، وبينهم «عصبة الأنصار» الإسلامية، يسعون بكثير من الجهد لتلميع صورة المخيم الأمنية.

تعكس الآراء في المخيم بروز أكثرية ترفع لواء «رفض نقل نموذج نهر البارد الى المخيم»، ونبذ كل «ما يتعارض مع نسيجه الاجتماعي والسياسي». بعض المجموعات تغلّف «نياتها» بجدار من السرية، وهي على الأرجح «نائمة» في أزقة «مخيم الطوارئ» الى أن تأتي الأوامر إليها بالتحرك. «لسنا في هوليوود»!

مذ تفجّر البركان السوري، احمرّت العين اكثر على مخيم عين الحلوة. وفي مقابل الحديث المستمر عن تسلّل «عناصر اصولية» الى داخله، في محاولة لتنظيم الصفوف تحت راية « تنظيم القاعدة» وفكره، تحضر وجهة النظر المضادة التي تؤكد على غياب الحاضنة الشعبية للتنظيمات الأصولية، وعلى رأسها «فتح الإسلام».

يقول مسؤولون في المخيم إن «تجربة شاكر العبسي هي افضل دليل على ذلك. لو وجدت الحاضنة الشعبية لمشروع «فتح الإسلام» في المخيم لما تمكّن الجيش اللبناني من تطويق هذه الحالة. عندما دخل شاكر العبسي الى عين الحلوة جذب بعض المتحمسين الذين ما لبثوا ان تركوه لاحقاً. بعدها انتقل الى الشمال. الأمر نفسه ينطبق على عبد الرحمن عوض الذي «لفظه» المخيم، ولم يجد من يتبنّى حالته العسكرية والامنية».

فلسطينيو عين الحلوة يسخرون من «الفبركات» المدسوسة: «مخيم الطوارئ» ليس قندهار. ليست كل اللحى «إرهابية». بالتأكيد لا تسمع من يتبنّى ما بات يعرف بـ«كتائب عبد الله عزام».

يجزم قائد المقر العام لحركة «فتح» منير المقدح بأن «لا بؤر خارجة عن السيطرة في المخيم وبأن لديه مقاتلين يدخلون»الطوارئ»، وأتجول ساعة أشاء داخله». ينطبق الأمر على باقي القوى الأخرى في المخيم. الثقل السلفي في هذه البقعة لم يعد يشكّل مصدر قلق للفصائل الفلسطينية الحريصة على تثبيت «ورقة التفاهم» مع الأجهزة الأمنية اللبنانية. ثمة تسليم بالطابع «الحسّاس والدقيق» لمنطقة «الطوارئ» التي تحضن نحو أربعة آلاف نسمة، فيما 30 في المئة من قاطنيها من اللبنانيين. على هذه البقعة، يوجد «التنظيم الناصري»،»الأحباش»، «تيار المستقبل»، «حماس»، «الجهاد الإسلامي»، «عصبة الأنصار»، «حزب التحرير»، وعناصر من «فتح الإسلام» و«جند الشام»… خليط لا يخفي الجوهر. «ففي «مخيم الطوارئ» حسابات غير مرئية، لا يفك شيفرتها سوى أصحابها»، يقول مسؤول أمني لبناني.

تنفي قيادات الفصائل الفلسطينية والقوى الإسلامية وعلى رأسها «عصبة الأنصار» التقارير التي تتحدث عن إعادة تنظيم مناصرين لـ «القاعدة» وبقايا «فتح الإسلام» و«جند الشام» والمنشقين عن «عصبة الأنصار» تحت مسمّى «كتائب عبد الله عزام» كفرع جهادي تابع «لتنظيم القاعدة». تحاول تبسيط الصورة الى الحد الأقصى «ففي النهاية المخيم هو عبارة عن أحياء تقطنها عائلات. لا يمكن اي عناصر «غريبة» ان تتخفى من دون ان ينفضح امرها. لم يعد هناك احد راغباً بالاشتباك مع الدولة اللبنانية ولا بتصدير أو إيواء إرهابيين، ولا بتأجيج الفتنة السنية الشيعية واستفزاز «حزب الله».

منذ سنوات ثبّتت كاميرات مراقبة في العديد من مداخل المخيم، كما عدد من الأحياء الداخلية. يرى كثيرون ان هذه الخطوة كانت كفيلة بتقليص التحركات المشبوهة الى حدها الأدنى. الحديث عن «حجّ» أصولي وتكفيري لا يعدو كونه، برأي بعض قيادات المخيم، «محاولة لجرّ المخيم الى النار». لا أحد هنا يملك رواية موحّدة عن كيفية انتقال عبد الرحمن عوض من عين الحلوة لينتهي قتيلاً في البقاع على يد مخابرات الجيش اللبناني في العام 2010. «إخراج» شاكر العبسي من المخيم ومصير عوض من بعده، يقود أحد فلسطينيي المخيم الى تأكيد «المؤكد»: عين الحلوة «يلفظ» كل الأجسام الغريبة التي يمكن ان تحوّله الى نهر بارد جديد. أيضاً ثمة «كلمة سر» مرّرت الى «المجاهدين» في «فتح الإسلام» و«جند الشام» وتنظيمات أصولية أخرى تفيد بأن لبنان ساحة نصرة وليس ساحة جهاد، ومن يريد ان يقاتل.. فإلى ســوريا در»!«قنبلة موقوتة»الباحث عن «آثار» لتنظيم «القاعدة» في مخيم عين الحلوة، يبدو كمن يفتش عن سراب. لا أحد هنا يقرّ بوجود حتى نواة له. الالتقاء الفكري والتعاطف شيء والالتزام بالتنظيم شيء آخر. على الأغلب معظم القوى الإسلامية المعتدلة والمتطرفة منها «مشبّعة» بفكر «القاعدة». العارفون يتحدثون عن «مجموعات غير مسيطر عليها» تتخذ من «الطوارئ» ملاذاً لها. مجموعات توصف بـ«القنبلة الموقوتة» القابلة للتفجير في اي لحظة عندما «يكبس زر التشغيل»، وقد يكون «توفيق طه» أحد نماذجها.

بالأرقام، المجهر الأمني يرصد مجموعة من عناصر «فتح الإسلام» لا يتجاوز عددها الـ 25 يتزعمها أسامة الشهابي ونحو 20 عنصراً من «جند الشام» يقودهم عماد ياسين. لدى الأجهزة اللبنانية لائحة طويلة من «المطلوبين» تصل الى 900 مطلوب. التهم تتدرج من الدعارة والمخدرات والسرقة وصولاً الى الإرهاب. من «الرؤوس»: السعودي ماجد الماجد، اللبناني عبد الغني جوهر (تؤكد «عصبة الانصار» عدم وجوده داخل المخيم)، محمد الدوخي (خردق)، زياد أبو نعاج، يوسف شبيطة، توفيق طه… أسماء تلاحقها وصمة الارتباط الخارجي مع تنظيم «القاعدة» في العراق والسعودية.

وخلافاً للتقارير التي تتحدث عن دخول عدد من «المجاهدين» الى المخيم في الآونة الأخيرة، تحديداً بعد اندلاع الأحداث في سوريا، تجتمع كل من «فتح» و«عصبة الأنصار» والقوى الفلسطينية على دحض هذه التقارير. يتحدث قادة المخيم عن تنسيق جدي بدأ قبل نحو اكثر من اربع سنوات مع العميد عباس ابراهيم، مدير فرع مخابرات الجيش في الجنوب آنذاك، واستمر مع مدير فرع مخابرات الجنوب الحالي العميد علي شحرور وأثمر تسليماً لبعض المطلوبين واستمرار التفاوض حول آخرين، وشبه حصار على دخول عناصر اصولية متطرفة قد تحوّل «الطوارئ» الى غرفة عمليات «جهادية». الدليل الأكبر الذي يشهره هؤلاء للتأكيد ان لا وجود لـ«القاعدة»، هو إشارتهم الى «ان الفترة التي تلت حرب تموز وأحداث السابع من أيار شكّلت أرضاً خصبة لـ«القاعدة». لكن الأحداث الأمنية التي حصلت بعد ذلك لم تحمل أبداً بصمات «القاعدة».أزمة تمويل

تعتبر «عصبة الأنصار»، التي ترتبط بعلاقة عقائدية (وليس تنظيمية) بـ«القاعدة»، الأكثر نفوذاً داخل «الطوارئ». تحوّل هذا التنظيم بعد أحداث مخيم نهر البارد والصدامات الفلسطينية المتكررة في «البيت الفتحاوي» وقرار التطويع اللبناني، من «المطلوب الرقم واحد» الى صمّام أمان داخل المخيم، بعدما انتقلت «العصبة» من دائرة الصراع مع «فتح» والأجهزة الأمنية اللبنانية الى دور «شيخ الصلح» بين القوى الفلسطينية وبين «جند الشام» والجيش اللبناني. قدّمت «عصبة الأنصار» ما يشبه أوراق الاعتماد امام فلسطينيي المخيم والدولة اللبنانية. «نحن أقدر الناس على التفجير ووضع العبوات وتوتير الأمن لكن لن نخوض حرباً ضد الدولة إلا عندما يصدر الأمر بضرب المخيمات وتدميرها»، يقول أحد المسؤولين في «العصبة».
نقص التمويل عامل أساسي يقود المطلعين على خريطة المخيم الى الاستنتاج بأن التنظيمات المتطرفة داخله، وخاصة تلك الدائرة في فلك «القاعدة»، لا تعدو كونها أخطبوطاً من دون أرجل. بعد اغتيال زعيم «التنظيم» أسامة بن لادن في باكستان في أيار الماضي وحلول أيمن الظواهري مكانه بدأ الحديث عن أزمة تمويل. يرى البعض اليوم أن إمكان انتقال «عدّة الجهاد» لـ«القاعدة» الى سوريا لا يعني حكماً انخراط المخيم في مشروع «تصدير» المجاهدين، وذلك بسبب الطوق الأمني المشدّد وعدم رغبة القوى الفلسطينية في جرّ المخيم الى حسابات اكبر منه. ثمة من يفصل هنا بين ما يجري على الحدود اللبنانية السورية من تحركات لعناصر أصولية وبين حسابات «عين الحلوة».
أهم من ذلك، يبدو المخيم بأكثريته في حالة ترقب لما يجري في دمشق، حتى بعد إعادة التموضع التي نفذتها «حماس» حيال مجريات الثورة السورية. يشيد منير المقدح بموقف القوى الإسلامية، ويردد: «بالتأكيد نحن ضد الفتنة السنية الشيعية». مسؤول «عصبة الأنصار» أبو طارق السعدي يقول «كقوى إسلامية لم نعط أي موقف من الوضع في سوريا حتى الآن. نحن نقرّ بأن هناك ظلم وقتل بغير حق. لكن لا استطيع أن أوازن بين النظام في سوريا وبين نظام حسني مبارك


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The Zionist cuckoos in Christianity’s nest

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, meeting with Pastor John Hagee, right. (Photo: CUFI website)

What does Hagee’s CUfI believe in?

 

By Stuart Littlewood

 

If you are as puzzled as I am how a true Christian could possibly be taken in by Zionism, a short paper on the phenomenon is available from Sadaka: http://www.sadaka.ie/Articles/Papers/PAPER-Christian_Zionism.pdf.

“The destiny of the Jewish people is to return to the land of Israel and reclaim their inheritance promised to Abraham and his descendants forever. This inheritance extends from the River of Egypt to the Euphrates. Within their land, Jerusalem is recognized to be their exclusive, undivided and eternal capital, and therefore it cannot be shared or divided.

At the heart of Jerusalem will be the rebuilt Jewish temple, to which all the nations will come to worship God. Just prior to the return of Jesus, there will be seven years of calamities and war known as the tribulation, which will culminate in a great battle called Armageddon, during which the godless forces opposed to both God and Israel will be defeated.

Jesus will then return as the Jewish Messiah and king to reign in Jerusalem for a thousand years, and the Jewish people will enjoy a privileged status and role in the world.”

 

The scary US-based Unity Coalition for Israel brings together more than 200 partners claiming to represent more than 40 million Americans in the largest network of Pro-Israel groups in the world. Their Mission is “to focus the efforts of secular and religious organizations and individuals for whom the existence of the State of Israel is central and essential to the future of the free world. We educate these organizations and individuals on security issues and radical ideologies, including global Islamic terrorism… UCI reaches millions of people through more than 200 Christian & Jewish organizations, including churches, synagogues, prayer networks, think tanks and thousands of individuals.

“Christians owe debt of eternal gratitude to Jews”

Pastor John Hagee is founder and chairman of Christians United for Israel, which claims to be the largest pro-Israel organization in America, with over 850,000 members. It holds at least 40 pro-Israel events a month in towns and cities across this country. “We’re building support for Israel from coast to coast!” is the sort of proclamation that reveals the real agenda.

What does Hagee’s CUfI believe in?

 

  • We believe in the absolute authority of the [sacred] scripture to govern the affairs of men.

 

  • We believe in the promise of Genesis 12:3 regarding the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. We believe that this is an eternal covenant between God and the seed of Abraham to which God is faithful. Genesis 12:3 “And I will bless them that bless thee and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all nations of the earth be blessed.” Point: God has promised to bless the man or nation that blesses the Chosen People. History has proven beyond reasonable doubt that the nations that have blessed the Jewish people have had the blessing of God; the nations that have cursed the Jewish people have experienced the curse of God.

 

  • We support Israel because all other nations were created by an act of men, but Israel was created by an act of God! The Royal Land Grant that was given to Abraham and his seed through Isaac and Jacob with an everlasting and unconditional covenant.

 

  • St. Paul recorded in Romans 15:27 “For if the Gentiles have shared in their (the Jews) spiritual things, they are indebted to minister to them also in material things.”

 

  • Christians owe a debt of eternal gratitude to the Jewish people for their contributions that gave birth to the Christian faith… the Jewish people have given to Christianity:

a) The Sacred Scripture

b) The Prophets

c) The Patriarchs

d) Mary, Joseph, and Jesus Christ of Nazareth

e) The Twelve Disciples

f) The Apostles

It is not possible to say, “I am a Christian” and not love the Jewish people.

Hagee pretends the relationship between Christians and Jews in biblical times still applies today.

He uses ‘mushroom management’ methods – keep ‘em in the dark and keep shoveling horse manure at ‘em. If his Cornerstone church followers bothered to take an independent trip to the West Bank and Gaza – and I do mean independent, not an Israeli bus tour with guides trained by the Tel Aviv propaganda department (or by Hagee) – they’d quickly discover the unpalatable truth. The glitzy Hagee empire, and others like it, would then crumble.

An effective riposte to the biblical distortions used to support Israel’s lust for supremacy is The Jerusalem Declaration on Christian Zionism, a statement by the Latin Patriarch and Local Heads of Churches in Jerusalem issued in 2006 http://imeu.net/news/article003122.shtml.  They are on the ground, in the front line, in the Holy Land. They know the score. They put the genuine Christian case. And it is summed up in the first sentence:

“We categorically reject Christian Zionist doctrines as a false teaching that corrupts the biblical message of love, justice and reconciliation.

“We further reject the contemporary alliance of Christian Zionist leaders and organizations with elements in the governments of Israel and the United States that are presently imposing their unilateral pre-emptive borders and domination over Palestine. This inevitably leads to unending cycles of violence that undermine the security of all peoples of the Middle East and the rest of world.

“We reject the teachings of Christian Zionism that facilitate and support these policies as they advance racial exclusivity and perpetual war rather than the gospel of universal love, redemption and reconciliation taught by Jesus Christ. Rather than condemn the world to the doom of Armageddon we call upon everyone to liberate themselves from ideologies of militarism and occupation. Instead, let them pursue the healing of the nations!”

The Declaration, explains Sadaka, asserts that “Christian Zionists have aggressively imposed an aberrant expression of the Christian faith and an erroneous interpretation of the Bible, which is subservient to the political agenda of the modern State of Israel… Christian Zionism thrives on a literal and futurist hermeneutic in which Old Testament promises made to the ancient Jewish people are transferred to the contemporary State of Israel in anticipation of a final future fulfillment.” For the posh churchy word ‘hermeneutic’, read ‘interpreting the Scriptures’.

Corrupting the Biblical Message

 

 Not only does Zionism cloak itself in the Jewish faith, it hides its ugly face behind Christianity’s skirts. And, believe it or not, there is even a movement calling itself the World Muslim Zionist Organization.

In Christianity’s case the rot set in way back in1909 when the Scofield study bible was published and became the standard religious text in the United States.

It’s a propaganda classic. And the indoctrination has lasted 100 years.

Cyrus Scofield, a convicted criminal and described by one American newspaper as “a shyster”, was commissioned to re-write the King James bible by inserting Zionist-friendly notes. The idea was to change the Christian view of Zionism by creating and promoting a pro-Zionist sub-culture within Christianity.  The Oxford University Press appointed Scofield as editor, and the Scofield Reference Bible was born.

It introduced a new worship icon, the modern State of Israel, which did not exist until 1948 but was already being ‘prepped’ on the drawing board of the World Zionist movement.

IF WALLS COULD TALK Photograph credits: Shmuel Bar-Am

American journalist Grace Halsell explained the re-hashed Biblical message: “Simply stated it is this: Every act taken by Israel is orchestrated by God, and should be condoned,supported, and even praised by the rest of us. Never mind what Israel does, say the Christian Zionists. God wants this to happen…

“Scofield said that Christ cannot return to earth until certain events occur: The Jews must return to Palestine, gain control of Jerusalem and rebuild a temple, and then we all must engage in the final, great battle called Armageddon. Estimates vary, but most students of Armageddon theology agree that as a result of these relatively recent interpretations of Biblical scripture, 10 to 40 million Americans believe Palestine is God’s chosen land for the Jews.”

This belief that Old Testament promises made to the ancient Jewish tribes are transferable to the largely unrelated people that make up the modern state of Israel is what underpins their hope for the final battle they call Armageddon, in which Israel’s enemies (and God’s, of course) will be defeated.  After that Jesus will return as the Jewish Messiah and King to reign in Jerusalem for a thousand years, and the Jewish people will enjoy privileged status in the world.

That is the Zionist dream of world domination in a nutshell. What’s in it for non-Jews? Blessed if I know. Yet armies of non-Jewish politicians have become eager stooges.

My reading of history is that the Jews were expelled from Palestine by the Roman occupation in 70AD, when the second temple in Jerusalem was destroyed. They were expelled again in 135AD.

Nowadays return is regarded as an inalienable right. But it must be exercised as soon as the reason for expulsion (e.g. foreign occupation) ceases. In the Jews’ case an opportunity would have occurred in the 4th century AD as the Roman Empire collapsed. But they didn’t take it. They can hardly expect to change their mind 16 centuries later. Their right expired a very long time ago.

By comparison the Palestinians’ right of return after being ethnically cleansed in 1948 (and ever since) is valid because the enemy occupation has not yet ended and the UN has endorsed their right.

Nevertheless Zionists claim Jerusalem is theirs by heavenly decree. But this holiest of cities was already 2000 years old when King David captured it.

Historians say that Jerusalem, in its ‘City of David’ form, lasted only 73 years. In 928BC the kingdom divided into Israel and Judah, and in 597BC the Babylonians conquered the city and destroyed Solomon’s temple. The Jews recaptured it in 164BC but finally lost it to the Roman Empire in 63BC. Before the present-day illegal occupation the Jews controlled Jerusalem for some 500 years, whereas it was subsequently ruled by Muslims for 1,277 years. Before the Jews it belonged to the Canaanites. And for nearly 90 years it was also a Christian kingdom. A lot of competing claims, then, which is probably why the UN declared in 1947 that it should be independently administered as an international city.

In 1187 Saladin restored Jerusalem to Islam while allowing Jews and Christians to remain. Today Jewish religious groups want control of the city for their spiritual centre and for a third temple to be built in accordance with ancient prophecies. The plan to make the Israeli occupation permanent threatens not only the Muslim but also the Christian holy places. Political and religious tensions are thus kept at boiling point. It is no wonder that the Iranian president quoted the late Ayatollah Khomeini as saying the unfriendly regime occupying Jerusalem “must vanish from the page of time”. It is no surprise either that he was immediately misquoted by Zionist propagandists as wanting to wipe Israel off the map.

The question is, are we seriously to believe that an all-powerful Supernatural Being has chosen and elevated one group of humans to a position of supremacy above all others, and has approved the use of any mean, including murder, brutal eviction and even war, to achieve their selfish goal, and now mobilizes millions of lesser mortals from around the globe, like those who regard themselves as upstanding Christians, to serve as tools and sing the praises of this ‘Grand Design’?

I’m with the Churches of Jerusalem on this. It’s a gross corruption of the biblical message.

 

 


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Breaking – Jeb Bush Backs Zimmerman Arrest in Killing

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Even Jeb Bush Shocked

Zimmerman’s Weapon Illegal Due to Domestic Violence Restraining Order

“The lack of arrest doesn’t make sense to me.”  … Jeb Bush

 

Federal Law:     18 U.S.C. §922(g)(8): 

It is unlawful for a person who has a Protection Order (Florida’s Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence meets federal definition of “Protection Order”) in effect against him/her to possess a firearm and/or ammunition, ship or transport same in interstate commerce, receive any which have been so shipped or transported, or have seized firearms returned.

by  Gordon Duff,  Senior Editor

 

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and “stealth” Republican presidential front-runner is a supporter of the “Stand Your Ground” law, but  yesterday admitted that he did not know why an arrest was not made in the case  and further, that the broad-spanning law did not seem to cover George  Zimmerman.

Speaking at an education panel at a Texas university,  Bush said:

“This law does not apply to this particular circumstance… Stand your  ground means stand your ground. It doesn’t mean chase after somebody who’s  turned their back.”

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 Editors Note:  (audio “damaged” at 1:20)

An AP story filed from Washington reveals that a police video of Zimmerman showed no visible injuries whatsoever, debunking his story of having been “beaten half to death” by the much younger, smaller unarmed teen who begged for his life.

 

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As his personal history fills out, it begins to fill with tales of a likeable young person with periods of extreme rage.   

Most recent quote from CNN:

While walking to the store, Martin was on the phone with his girlfriend, whom he had been talking to for over 6½ hours throughout the day, the family’s attorney said, citing phone records. The girl, who did not want to be identified, said she told Martin to run, but he refused, the family attorney said.

“What are you stopping me for?” Martin asked a man later identified as neighborhood “watch captain” George Zimmerman, according to the girl.

“What are you doing around here?” Zimmerman asked in response.

The girl said she then got the impression that an altercation was taking place and that someone had pushed Martin, because the headset fell out of his ear, and the phone shut off.

Moments later, Martin was shot and killed. The details of what happened are still murky. Zimmerman has said through his legal adviser that he acted in self-defense after Martin attacked him. The family disputes that, and witness accounts vary. Fulton told CNN’s Piers Morgan that she believes Zimmerman “hunted my son like an animal.”

Background on Florida concealed weapon law:

 Florida requires a history of violence report for carry permit that would have included a violent brush with the cops.

A domestic violence charge is all it takes for the law for the cops to demand surrender of your guns. Did Zimmerman have a concealed weapons permit in 2005, and if he did, was he required to turn in his pistol and any other guns he had? Or did he get yet another pass on that one to go along side his get out of jail free card.

Then there’s the concealed weapons permit questionnaire. Did Zimmerman fill one of these out? Here’s some of the questions:

“Have you had adjudication of guilt withheld on any felony?” That could be a yes. I presume attacking a cop is a felony. But conviction was withheld when he entered a pretrial diversion program.

“Have you received a suspended sentence on any felony?” That could also be a yes.

Why isn’t anyone demanding that Zimmerman turn over his guns?

Zimmerman in 2005 when he was heavier

This is the most recent witness and the evidence is piling up.  Why was Zimmerman stopping anyone?  How do you stop someone without grabbing them, constituting assault and negating a self defense claim.

Do this, just walk up to any stranger, stop them and demand they tell you what they are doing.  Even if you don’t kill them, you will end up in jail for stalking and assault.

If you are killed by them, they have self defense on their side.  Funny thing, though, many Americans think rules should be different if your father is a judge or the person you stop is black.

We call such people “white supremacists” or “racists.”  When they harm others, we call those acts “hate crimes.”

Earlier in the week police said they thought Zimmerman to be guilty of murder and had been stopped from arresting him based on a call from Tallahassee telling them to stay away “in an election year.”

Zimmerman’s brother describes details in the video below, the “swollen nose” while Zimmerman’s lawyer attacks the video for lack of sharpness.

All the while, background on a very strange family, a Supreme Court Magistrate for a father, acceptance to the Seminole County police academy but no record of attendance, though it was “Zimmerman’s dream job” speaks volumes of facts being withheld from the press.  Now we are told that if we ask questions, journalists face arrest.

 

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Zimmerman had a domestic restraining order against him which precluded him from, not just carrying a gun, put owning a weapon or even keeping one in his home.  His only other prior problem was an arrest for assaulting a police officer which led to him entering an “anger management” program.

VT wishes to thank readers who tracked down Zimmerman’s background.  From his “police academy” application:

More on Zimmerman’s father:

An ABC affiliate in Florida posted a statement from Kristi Wright, with the Department of Legislative and Public Relations in Virginia, which read:

“Robert J. Zimmerman served as a full-time magistrate from 2000-2006. Please be advised that in Virginia magistrates are judicial officers, but they are not considered “judges” and do not possess trial jurisdiction. More detailed information on the role of the magistrate in Virginia is available on Virginia’s Judicial System Website.”

Whether that experience helped the elder Zimmerman assist his son out of the various prior legal scrapes he found himself in, including a charge of resisting arrest with violence in 2005 and a domestic violence charge, is unclear. Florida’s laws and Virginia’s are different.

But it does indicate that Robert Zimmerman was knowledgeable enough about the criminal justice system that he may have been a valuable resource for his son.

This appears to be the understatement of all time and raises many questions, as to corruption but also, as the police academy application was approved, why did George Zimmerman never attend?

Another Zimmerman “goes nuts” report, from the New York Daily News:

George Zimmerman was fired from his job as an under-the-table security guard for “being too aggressive,” a former co-worker told the Daily News.

Zimmerman, at the center of a firestorm for shooting an unarmed black teenager a month ago, worked for two different agencies providing security to illegal house parties between 2001 and 2005, the former co-worker said.

“Usually he was just a cool guy. He liked to drink and hang with the women like the rest of us,” he said. “But it was like Jekyll and Hyde. When the dude snapped, he snapped.”

The source said Zimmerman, who made between $50 and $100 a night, was let go in 2005.

“He had a temper and he became a liability,” the man said. “One time this woman was acting a little out of control. She was drunk. George lost his cool and totally overreacted,” he said. “It was weird, because he was such a cool guy, but he got all nuts. He picked her up and threw her. It was pure rage. She twisted her ankle. Everyone was flipping out.”

The year 2005 was a bad one for Zimmerman: he was arrested for fighting with a cop trying to arrest his friend for underage drinking, and he and his ex-fiancée took out protective orders against each other.

The former co-worker, who is no longer in touch with Zimmerman, said he was shocked to hear what happened Feb. 26 in a gated community in Sanford, Fla.

“He definitely loved being in charge. He loved the power. Still, I could never see him killing someone. Never,” he said.

Zimmerman was freed based on overruling police at the scene by an order from Tallahassee originating from Norman Wolfzinger who had not interviewed Zimmerman or any evidence before making the decision.

It is not known if there is a relationship between the Zimmerman family and Wolfzinger, an Army Vietnam veteran.  We have been unable to reach Wolfziner despite calls to his office.

Editor’s notes on ethnicity:  Martin may be African American but originates in Spain and most Martin’s are of English background.  Zimmerman can be German or German/Jewish.  Wolfzinger is German, sometimes Jewish but generally of Mennonite background.  In a better world, I would so much have enjoyed NOT making these explanations.

The case and the release of Zimmerman was entirely irregular.  Police photos of Zimmerman, dozens were made with high resolution cameras, have been ordered withheld by Wolfzinger.  However, the video below shows no injuries, no blood, only a man in hand cuffs clearly larger than the unarmed teen he had just killed.

Forensic reports on Zimmerman’s clothing, photos of the crime scene, blood spatter analysis and a detailed physical report of Zimmerman’s condition, although he received and required no medical attention of any kind, as reported by Sanford police, have been similarly withheld.

There is no examining physician of record for Zimmerman, no record of request for medical care, no police report indicating any injuries to Zimmerman but a statement made by Zimmerman that he had been injured, a statement that arresting officers found implausible and used as a basis for requesting his being held as Zimmerman, by their estimation had no injuries whatsoever though some press outlets have stated to the contrary.

Examinations of Martin show no injuries other than a bullet wound.  There are no signs of defensive or offensive struggle, his hands utterly unmarked.  This examination was done during his embalming and released to the press.  There is no record thus far of any forensic examination of or postmortum examination to indicate either cause of death or to substantiate anything involved in the investigation.

After 30 days, withholding such vital information is a violation of Federal Law.

Zimmerman, Unhurt, Only Photo Not Withheld

From AP:

A new police surveillance video showing the killer of unarmed black teen sporting no obvious injuries despite claims of self-defence has heightened calls for the man’s arrest, with Trayvon Martin’s grief-stricken mother calling it “the icing on the cake.”

“Thank God for surveillance video,” Benjamin Crump, the lawyer for Martin’s family, told “CBS This Morning” on Thursday, “because obviously there was a conspiracy to cover up the truth and sweep Trayvon Martin’s death under the rug.”

Crump said the video refutes the claims of police and George Zimmerman that the 140-pound Martin, 17, beat him up so badly his nose was broken, and that he shot the boy in the chest in self-defence on a rainy Florida evening a month ago.

“This certainly doesn’t look like a man who police said had his nose broken and his head repeatedly smashed into the sidewalk,” he said.

Sybrina Fulton, Martin’s mother, said the video was yet further proof that Zimmerman’s story doesn’t add up.

“This video is the icing on the cake,” she said. “This is not the first part of the evidence that they have had. They have had the 911 tapes and they have also had witnesses. This video is clear evidence that there is some problem with this case and he needs to be arrested.”

In the video, Zimmerman’s head and face are clearly visible, and there appear to be no obvious signs of any external injuries. There’s also no evidence of blood on the front of his T-shirt, often the byproduct of a broken nose.

The Washington Post has released its own analysis stating that the Zimmerman story is “crumbling” as police on the scene had initially believed when they interviewed him.  The real question is, how did the Chris Serinio, hundreds of miles away, get involved in a local felony charge and where did their authority, in actuality non-existent, come to play in ordering the release.

When Martin was examined, he had no marks on his hands, no blood, no signs of a struggle of any kind.  There is absolutely no forensic evidence of any kind to back up any self defense claims and more than enough evidence to disprove claims of a broken nose and a lengthy fist fight which now appears to have been entirely made up by Zimmerman.

In fact, there is nothing to indicate anything other than an execution style slaying.

Zimmerman, according to the AP, was under a domestic protection order.  No one under such an order can have weapons in their home, much less carry weapons.  A domestic protection order, such as the one issued against Zimmerman, has nationwide standing in limiting, not only carry permits but purchase as well.

Zimmerman’s weapons possession was illegal.

Further interviews of neighbors indicate that Zimmerman had a reputation for racism and regularly targeted African American children of neighbors.

During the incident, both were on their mobile phones.  Zimmerman was telling the police he was chasing someone trying to get away, using language easily construed as “racist” in nature.

Martin was on the phone with his girlfriend, telling her he was frightened and that someone was following him.

Crime scene photos and autopsy results have been withheld.  The funeral director is the best evidence, that and the police video that will put Zimmerman in prison.

Our next question involves Chris Serino and how he got involved.  It is said that orders to release Zimmerman and to overrule police originated with Norman Wolfzinger of the State’s Attorney office.

Previous references to Zimmerman as a “watch captain” of a non-existent group, perhaps a “watch private” or “watch corporal” have not been able to be confirmed.

As yet, no other members of Zimmerman’s watch, the one he told police he was captain of, seem to exist.

Why is there no information on Zimmerman’s family?  The lack of press curiosity on one of the years biggest stories is deafening.

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From AP:

 

New video tape in Trayvon Martin case challenges story from police, Zimmerman

WASHINGTON – A new police surveillance video showing the killer of unarmed black teen sporting no obvious injuries despite claims of self-defence has heightened calls for the man’s arrest, with Trayvon Martin’s grief-stricken mother calling it “the icing on the cake.”

“Thank God for surveillance video,” Benjamin Crump, the lawyer for Martin’s family, told “CBS This Morning” on Thursday, “because obviously there was a conspiracy to cover up the truth and sweep Trayvon Martin’s death under the rug.”

Crump said the video refutes the claims of police and George Zimmerman that the 140-pound Martin, 17, beat him up so badly his nose was broken, and that he shot the boy in the chest in self-defence on a rainy Florida evening a month ago.

“This certainly doesn’t look like a man who police said had his nose broken and his head repeatedly smashed into the sidewalk,” he said.

Sybrina Fulton, Martin’s mother, said the video was yet further proof that Zimmerman’s story doesn’t add up.

“This video is the icing on the cake,” she said. “This is not the first part of the evidence that they have had. They have had the 911 tapes and they have also had witnesses. This video is clear evidence that there is some problem with this case and he needs to be arrested.”

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Fragging in Afghanistan?

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by Stephen Lendman

 

If it’s happening, it’s not reported. Washington wants no mention or suggestion of what plagued Vietnam. More on that below.

Writing about the Russian Revolution, Leon Trotsky said:

“The moral condition of the army was hopeless. You might describe it by saying the army as an army no longer existed. Defeats, retreats, and the rottenness of the ruling class had utterly undermined the troops.”

War in Vietnam affected US soldiers that way. Until 1967, order was well maintained. After Tet in late January/February 1968, things changed. Mutinies forced the Pentagon to disguise them with language like “combat refusal.”

Soldiers disobeyed orders. Most were search and destroy missions. They were put in harms way against formidable enemies. At times, entire companies defied commanders. As fear of punishment faded, incidents mushroomed. So did fragging.

Wikipedia calls “attacking a superior officer in one’s chain of command” with intent to kill. Fragmentation grenades were usually used. Hence, the term fragging. No fingerprints were left behind.

As frustration and anger grew, so did fragging incidents. They became the price extracted for being ordered in harm’s way against enemies refusing to quit.

After Tet, they became widespread. At least 800 incidents occurred, perhaps 1,000 or more. Precise numbers are unknown because army officials stopped counting. Judge Advocate General Corp officers believe only 10% of attempts were reported. Other estimates suggested they occurred at five times official figures. Officers shot by their men were excluded. They were listed as wounded or killed in action.

Army officials admitted they couldn’t account for over 1,400 officer and noncom deaths. Perhaps as many as one-fourth occurred at the hands of subordinates. The Army was at war with itself. It was unprecedented, but didn’t reflect revenge. It was about opposing search and destroy missions. Soldiers wanted them ended. Refusal had its price.

Officers were often warned in advance. Smoke grenades were left near their beds. Tear gas grenades or grenade pins followed if warnings went unheeded. Fragmentation grenades punished the stubborn. Soldiers weren’t playing games. Everyone was the enemy. Officers at times fragged troops they suspected of planning to target them.

In one battalion, the commander refused to distribute arms. He feared he and other officers would be shot. Congressional hearings in 1973 estimated around 3% of officer and NCO deaths from fragging. Other methods included handguns, automatic rifles, booby traps, knives, and bare hands.

In 1971, Col. Robert Heinl, Jr. said:

“The morale, discipline and battleworthiness of the US Armed Forces are….lower than anytime in the century and possibly in the history of the United States.”

“By every conceivable indicator, our Army that remains in Vietnam is in a state of approaching collapse, with individual units avoiding or having….refused combat, murdering their own officers and NCOs, drug-ridden and dispirited when not mutinous.”

The longer America’s wars continue, the closer a similar state approaches critical mass because of declining moral, repeated deployments, combat stress, battle fatigue, and what Vietnam vet Steve Hesske called the “negative universals in all warfare.”

They include “Lousy nutrition. Cramped, dirty, awful living conditions. Terrible weather. Unreasonable, often senseless, demands made by superiors. And what Michael Herr describes in DISPATCHES (as) ‘long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of stark terror.’ ”

In his book titled, “Fragging: Why US Soldiers Assaulted Their Officers in Vietnam,” George Lepre said similar assaults occurred in earlier US wars, but not like in Vietnam.

Drug use, low morale, a quagmire conflict, formidable enemies, and ranks filled with below-standard troops to meet manpower needs contributed to explosive incidents.

Fraggers were mostly young, immature, poorly educated, Black, and mediocre performers. Most weren’t draftees, and no evidence suggests anti-war sentiment was involved.

“It was no accident that the fragging phenomenon occurred during an unpopular war,” said Lepre. A host of contributing factors led to America waging war on itself. It didn’t end until Washington’s humiliating April 30, 1975 Saigon embassy rooftop exit.

Perhaps Kabul, Baghdad, and Tripoli repeats will follow. For millions affected, it can’t happen a moment too soon. Their struggle continues to assure it. Afghanistan most reflects it. An acknowledged unwinnable war persists, but how much longer before what can’t go on forever, won’t.


Afghanistan’s Unwinnable War

Afghanistan reflects Vietnam. Whether or not fragging’s occurring isn’t known. However, if frustration grows and morale and discipline deteriorate, it may arrive full force.

Known incidents involve Afghan, not US forces. However, cover-up and denial may conceal unreported incidents, perhaps more than imagined.

On February 1, Medill on the Hill, a project of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism headlined, “Insider attacks on US troops by friendly Afghan forces on the rise,” saying:

A March 2011 Kandahar Province attack killed two US soldiers and wounded four others. An Afghan security contractor was responsible – “a hired gun paid for by the US-led coalition.”

It wasn’t an isolated incident. Since May 2007, Afghan security forces launched at least 45 attacks. About 70 or more NATO troops were killed and hundreds more wounded.

Friendly force attacks are increasing. Most came in the past two years, despite careful recruit screening. NATO ranks number 130,000, including 90,000 US troops.

As of October 2011, Afghan National Security Forces numbered 312,000. However, distrust, poor training, corruption, and growing desertions erupt in violence against a hated occupier.

On March 1, the Christian Science Monitor headlined, “Afghan troops keep killing US troops,” saying:

An Afghan soldier and civilian employee “murdered two US soldiers at a base near the southern city of Kandahar today. That brings the total so-called green on blue killings in Afghanistan to six since an Afghan witnessed US soldiers dumping Qurans into a burn pit at Bagram Air Base a week ago.”

At issue is America’s decade-long failed war. Incidents are increasing. Frustration and anger define them. Afghans want Americans out. Anger causes attacks. Many others sympathize and perhaps plan their own.

They belie official progress and growing stability reports. Conditions have never been worse. At 124 months and counting, Afghanistan is America’s longest war. Vietnam lasted 103 months. Polls show declining public support. Obama duplicitously claims:

“The overwhelming majority of Afghan troops have welcomed and benefitted from the training and partnering that we’re doing. When you think about it, the same was true in Iraq.” By end of 2014, “Afghans will have capacity just as Iraqis to secure their own country.”

In fact, violence wracks Iraq. Incidents occur regularly. On March 20, over 30 bomb attacks struck cities and towns across the country. At least 52 were killed and about 250 injured. It was Iraq’s bloodiest day in a month. Police checkpoints and patrols were mostly targeted.

Army and police are often attacked. Al Qaeda and other insurgents claim responsibility. March 19 was the war’s 9th anniversary. Violence rages daily. Afghanistan gets most attention, but Iraqis want Americans out as much as Afghans do. Fighting will rage until they’re gone, and the same’s true for Libya.

Arab street anti-American sentiment is visceral. Anything’s possible against a hated occupier and complicit satraps. A recent Kabul attack involved assassinating a US colonel and major inside the Afghan Interior Ministry headquarters.

The gunman was reportedly an intelligence service driver infuriated by US comments mocking Koran protests and the Koran itself. Other incidents involve Afghan troops killing US soldiers. In populated areas, civilians die with them in cases where car bombs, grenades, or other explosive devices are used.

In 2012, over a dozen US troops were killed. Around fivefold that number were wounded, many seriously. Cover-ups likely conceal others, and when injured soldiers die, only their families are told.

Nothing will stop these and similar incidents until America’s occupation ends, and Afghans run their own country. Until then, US soldiers will be targeted are killed.

Perhaps they’ll wage war on themselves like for years in Vietnam. Given similarities between the conflicts, it may be just a matter of time.

A Final Comment

During his March Kabul visit, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was targeted. Reports said a man drove a bomb-laden vehicle onto the runway where his plane landed.

An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) statement confirmed the incident, but downplayed it. Panetta’s visit went on as planned. Afghans want no part of him and US forces he represents.

Even they can’t be trusted. Panetta ordered US troops meeting with him in Helmand Province disarmed. In a tent where they gathered, around 200 marines were told to lay down automatic rifles and 9mm pistols. A sergeant was told to clear all weapons outside.

It’s significant because typically troops remain armed when the defense secretary addresses them.

The official explanation given about wanting to be “consistent with the Afghans” didn’t wash. At issue is trust and perhaps fear that anger in the ranks may erupt against visiting US officials. Why not when multiple deployments put ground forces in harm’s way.

America may again wage war on itself. Given the similarities between Southeast Asia and Afghanistan, it may indeed be just a matter of time.

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Monopoly on Hate

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by  Sami Jamil Jadallah

 

When Mohamed Merha killed three Jewish children and a Rabbi outside a school in Toulouse, France, the murder was immediately dubbed as “Anti-Semitic” crime, but the same was not said of his murder of three “Muslim” North African French soldiers. I guess the backgrounds of who dies and who kills do make a difference.

 

As I sat down to write on the subjects of faith, race, color, and murder, I could not help but see contradictions from all corners, Zionist Jews and the Goym, Muslim Jihadists and of course Christian Crusaders. Yes, murder has has an ideology and faith, even if committed by misfits and delinquents.

In the last couple of weeks a series of murders took place in Florida, Gaza, Toulouse, and Kandahar, not to mention Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and good old San Diego. All of these murders carried an ideology and it is called hate – hate based on faith, color and race.

In the case of Florida, the cold blooded murder of Black teen Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman hit the news not because the murder took place, but because George Zimmerman, a White/Latino was not arrested immediately. Instead, he was presumed innocent, while the dead African American teenager was presumed guilty. I guess being Black is a crime, just like being a Muslim is a crime.

Is he in a jumpsuit here?

Way across the world in the province of Kandahar, 17 Afghani civilians (9 children and 8 adults) were gunned down in cold blood by Staff Sgt. Robert Bales who was whisked out of Afghanistan to face charges. Perhaps his case will end up like that of Haditha. Of course the American media referred to the troubled history of Sgt. Bales but never mentioned his political and religious ideology. Yes, his murderous rampage is defined by hate, but for some reason not linked at all to his faith.

Of course I mentioned this because when Major Nidal Hassan committed the cold blooded murder of 13 fellow soldiers in Ft. Hood, Texas the media immediately labeled Major Nidal Hassan a Muslim Jihadist and terrorist and went on to investigate his faith, his ideology, his mosque, his contacts, his purchases from 7-11, but the media and the military simply did not do the same with Sgt. Bales. I guess being of a certain faith makes a difference but only if the faith is Islam.

One only has to go back little in time to Haditha, the city in the Al-Anbar Province in Iraq where American soldiers, perhaps members of Army of Jesus or Crusaders committed cold-blooded murder 24 unarmed civilian Iraqis. The killing was not only a tragedy for the American military and the Iraqis, but the fact that all those charged with murder were let go and the charges of murder were dropped except against one “negligent homicide” did not speak well for America and its military leadership. In fact, it is strongly demonstrative of the contempt high ranking US military have for the “enemy.” Once again in this example, faith and race had every thing to do with victims, the killers and the dropped charges.

Of course everyone in France, in the US and around the world cried cold blooded Anti-Semitic murder when a “Muslim” gunned down 3 Jewish children and a Rabbi, but no one moved, not President Sarkozy, not the minister of interior, or anyone else, when three French soldiers, “Muslims” of North African origin were gunned down in the same city. The murderer Mohamed Merah could be a Jihadist or a simple chronic delinquent young man; he killed innocent Jews AND Muslims. But somehow, the faith of the victims and faith of the murderer made a difference in how the media reported this murder rampage.

In Gaza, hundreds and thousands of Palestinians have been killed at the hands of “Jewish” soldiers and yes, whether ADL or AIPAC like it or not, the crime of murder is a hate crime, faith and race made the difference in these killings. In Israel killing an Arab is never an issue and seldom does any Jew, soldier or settlers ever face charges. I guess no one gives a damn if a Jew kills an Arab Goyim, but every one must give a damn if an Arab kills a Jew. Should race and faith make a difference in Gaza or for that matter in Israel, or the West Bank? Should it make a difference if the innocent victims are Jews or Goyim?

Of course we must not blame Jews and Christians, but instead we should blame Muslims and Islam for all murders and killings, right? The fact is, for the victims of these hate crimes, the faith and race of the killers makes no difference.

Perhaps it is time for all of us to look at murder as murder, and accept that no faith or color or ideology has a monopoly on hate. The lives of African Americans and white Americans, Jews, Muslims, Christians and Hindus are of equal value and of equal importance to families who lost them.

Let is also remember that killers, like victims, come in all kind of colors, faith and race and no certain group has a monopoly on hate. Let us pray for all of the victims of these hate crimes.

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