Archive | May 3rd, 2012

I Can’t Stand Labour; But I Will Be Voting for Ken

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Ken Livingstone’s approach to public transport in London changed my life.

I was 11 when I went to Disney World: A compulsory right-of-passage for every disabled child in the developed world. It was the first time I’d ever left the UK, so to say I was excited would be an understatement.

On our first morning there we took a cab from the hotel to the theme park. In the pickup/drop off zone, before entering the gates of Disney World itself, I saw the most incredible thing I’d ever seen in my life thus far: a wheelchair accessible bus.

I had never travelled by bus. I’d never seen such a thing as an accessible bus. It hadn’t even occurred to me that they might exist. The fact that mobility impaired people could use public transport in Orlando genuinely rocked my world. Of all the delights that Disney has to offer a child; nothing made me scream “Mum! Dad! Nan! Look at that!” quite as loudly as that bus. It was just a bus; such a mundane mode of transport to the majority of people. But to me it represented such freedom and inclusion that I couldn’t quite believe my eyes.

I lived in a miserable little Essex village at the time. About once a day you could get a bus to the nearest small town and I think you could occasionally get a bus to Cambridge. When I say “you could”; that obviously didn’t include me. The village did have a train station, but unsurprisingly that wasn’t wheelchair accessible.

I was trapped in a village where I had no friends. The local high school was (surprise surprise) not wheelchair accessible so I had to be taxied to a school near Cambridge. This meant all my friends lived about 20 miles from me. Like every 11-year-old I wanted to go shopping on Saturdays with my peers; I never could. This was why catching sight of an accessible bus meant everything to me. It held the optimism of a world that I could be a part of.

It was 10 whole years later that I travelled by bus for the first time; and that was in America too.

The summer before going to university I decided to spend a month backpacking around the US. My first port of call was Los Angeles and on my first day I caught the 156 from North Hollywood down to Santa Monica Boulevard where I changed onto the four down to the beachfront in Santa Monica. So momentous it was that I’ll probably remember the numbers of those buses well into old age; long after I’ve become unable to recall my own name.

Now I travel by bus all the time I’d recognise that journey for what it is: Slow, boring, hot, and full of people that smell terrible. But at the time in August 2000 I felt so free and included. I think you probably need to have been excluded from bus travel for 21 years to realise how liberating it is to be able to catch one for the first time.

A month later I moved to London (well, Uxbridge, but it’s within Greater London) to go to university. The U3 and U4 routes going from the Brunel campus to Uxbridge town centre were accessible, but that was it. I couldn’t get the 207 to Ealing or the 607 to Shepherd’s Bush. Of course, being able to travel by bus was still so new to me that I was bloomin’ grateful for the couple of routes I could use.

The picture was far worse in central London. When I first moved to inside the M25 there were no accessible buses in the centre of town, the majority of routes around the West End were those nightmare Routemasters. During the day, anyway: Most companies put accessible buses on their night bus routes and it always struck me as slightly bizarre that London transport was only properly accessible between midnight and 5am; like disabled people are the new vampires.

Thanks to the Mayor at the time – Livingstone – inaccessible buses were gradually phased out over the next five years. London waved farewell to its last inaccessible buses, the Routemasters running on route 159, in December 2005. In 2012 inaccessible buses still make up the majority of bus company stock around the country. Every time I venture out of the confines of London I find myself grateful to Ken for London’s 100% accessible bus network.

Sadly since he was replaced by BoJo in 2008 we’ve seen London’s most accessible vehicles – the Bendy Buses – taken off the road. Many prefer double deckers for taking up less road space, but London’s wheelchair users miss those Mercedes Citaros dearly. Even with the fact that on the early models the wheelchair ramp would jam if the driver tried retracting it while the bus was still ‘kneeling’. I was once the reason for the breaking-down of three consecutive 453s outside Old Kent Road Tesco’s…

I was also 21 the first time I travelled on the tube. Most non-disabled people probably think it sounds bizarre to be having all these public transport-related firsts in your twenties. Just like the buses; I also got my first taste of travelling on underground trains in Los Angeles. Unlike our tube the Red Line there is fully accessible. Even if a little scary because I’d seen Volcano and I kept expecting the train to fill with lava.

Ken may have abolished the inaccessible bus, but despite his good work the majority of tube stations remain inaccessible. Oh to live in LA. And not just for the weather.

In 2006 Livingstone’s administration promised that one third of London’s tube stations would be accessible by 2013. You can’t begin to imagine how much this thrilled me. At the time my nearest accessible tube stations were Westminster, Waterloo or Caledonian Road. All a bus ride from where I’d set up home in Camden. So I never used the tube. The prospect of being able to use one in every three tube stations meant I could get to most places in London by getting the tube to a station or two away from my destination and pushing in my wheelchair the rest of the way. I could make it across London in almost the same time frame as someone without a mobility impairment whereas it takes two to three times as long to make a parallel journey by bus.

Livingstone didn’t retain his seat in 2008 though. Johnson quietly cancelled access upgradesthrowing away £20 million of taxpayer’s money in the process. What you can’t really put a figure on is all the disabled people who can’t move freely around the city: How many people can’t go for jobs because the return journey to work would be in excess of four hours by bus when it’s a 1.5 hour return journey for a non-disabled person by tube? How much tourism revenue does London lose out on because there are no accessible stations in the West End? What about the emotional and social costs for people who are isolated in the suburbs?

If anyone’s thinking of commenting with “but he had to cancel the upgrades! We ran out of money!” You can save your little fingers the trouble: Johnson managed to find the cash to fund his pet projects. He spent £1.4m per vehicle on the new Routemasters. A standard double decker is £190,000. It wasn’t that he couldn’t afford the upgrades on the tube; he just doesn’t care about access.

I am completely opposed to the cuts to benefits and public services. Most people of a similar inclination to me are also opposed to the Olympics and feel it’s unacceptable for the taxpayer to be spending billions on a fortnight long party when disabled people are being told that they’re no longer allowed to use the toilet in the night.

I don’t want anything to do with the games. I’m planning on spending a fortnight barricaded in my flat with a stockpile of food and DVD box sets. But I will never begrudge the games coming to town because the only tube access upgrades Johnson didn’t cancel were the ones essential to the Olympic strategy. The games leave behind a legacy of improved access to the tube and I will forever be grateful for that.

Transport for All published this table assessing the accessible transport plans of the four leading Mayoral candidates. Great progress towards a fully inclusive transport network was made under Livingstone; we then saw regression under Johnson. If we want to start progressing again, we need Johnson out of office. He doesn’t propose to meet a single one of Transport for All’s targets.

This isn’t just an issue for those who are currently disabled. Around one in five people have some kind of impairment. The figures are skewed by age as the majority of older people have some kind of age-related condition. If you want the tube to be fully accessible by the time your mobility begins declining then you need to vote for improved access to the tube now. Even if you’re convinced that you’re so healthy that you will still be running marathons when you’re 101; there’s a good chance that at some point in your life you’ll break your ankle playing football and be on crutches for six weeks. Just bear that probability in mind if you’re thinking of voting Johnson because “he’s a right laugh!”

I can’t stand the Labour party in its current state. They’re the ones who kick-started the horrific welfare reform by introducing Employment and Support Allowance in 2008. I have no confidence in the current Labour party leadership: I wouldn’t trust Ed Miliband to run a proverbial in a brewery, never mind a country. Labour have moved too far to the right for my liking, though sadly I have to concede that out of all the main parties; they are the lesser of three evils. If a general election were called tomorrow I’d vote Green without hesitation.

It saddens me that Ken rejoined Labour after serving his first term as London Mayor as an independent candidate. I would feel much happier putting my mark next to his name if he weren’t affiliated with a party I have no love for.

But put my mark next to his name I shall. Like I said at the start: His transport policies changed my life. At least now my second nearest tube station is accessible, even if the closest one to my home isn’t.

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COLD WAR II: From the Balkans to Central Asia: U.S.-NATO Prepare for New Cold War

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By Rick Rozoff
 

Global Research

Though infrequently acknowledged if even given consideration, the current historical period remains what it has been for a quarter century, the post-Cold War era.

Beginning in earnest in 1991 with the near simultaneous disintegration of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia – instantaneous in the first case, comparatively slower in the second, only complete with the independence of Montenegro in 2008 – the  bipolar world ended with the demise of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact and the nonaligned one with the fragmentation of Yugoslavia, a founder of the Non-Aligned Movement.

The dissolution of the two nations, the only both multi-ethnic and multi-confessional countries in Europe, was accompanied by violent ethnic conflicts often reinforced by religious differences. In Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, the South Caucasus, the Russian North Caucasus and on the east bank of the Dniester River.

In many instances, in Serbian-majority areas of Croatia and Bosnia and in Transdniester, memories of World War II gave rise to legitimate fears of revanchism among populations that recalled the death camps and pogroms of Adolf Hitler’s allies in the early 1940s and witnessed the recrudescence of the ideologies, the irredentism and the political trappings that gave rise to them.

Transdniester refused to become part of post-Soviet Moldova as it foresaw both states being reabsorbed into Romania. Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Adjara, parts of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, didn’t desire to be included in the Republic of Georgia and majority-Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh adopted a similar approach to post-Soviet Azerbaijan. The above are collectively known in certain circles as the frozen conflicts in former Soviet space.

The centrifugal dynamic reached more dangerous proportions when armed secessionist movements went beyond federal republics – the Leninist constitutions of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia formally allowed for their independence under the proper conditions – and arose in autonomous and former autonomous republics: Chechnya and Dagestan in Russia and Kosovo and the Presevo Valley in Serbia. Northwestern Macedonia was the site of the same destabilization in 2001, the direct – and inevitable – result of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’ s air war against Yugoslavia two years earlier on behalf of Kosovo separatists.

The area collectively assailed by the above violence and national vivisection stretches from the Adriatic Sea to the Caspian Sea, north of the Broader (or Greater or New) Middle East which in turn begins in Mauritania and ends in Kazakhstan, from Africa’s Atlantic coast to China’s western border.

The ever more extensive breakup of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, and the former Soviet Union and former Yugoslavia, correlated with – and more than correlated with – the development of NATO as an expansionist, aggressive and bellicose regional and global military force.

Twenty-one nations and five smaller breakaway states (including Kosovo) where earlier there had been only two created that many more opportunities for the West to expand southward and eastward from Cold War-era NATO territory. Every one of the 21 former Soviet and Yugoslav federal republics is now either a full member of NATO or engaged in a partnership program. Thirteen of them have troops serving under NATO command in Afghanistan.

Two recent announcements demonstrate the constantly increasing penetration and domination of the area that begins in Slovenia and ends in Azerbaijan, a swathe of land that on its eastern extreme borders Russia to its north and Iran to its south.

Recently NATO’s Allied Command Operations website announced the resumption of what had been annual military exercises employed to integrate partners in the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf.

The dual exercise, Cooperative Longbow and Cooperative Lancer, respectively a command and a field exercise, will occur this year in Macedonia from May 21-29 with the participation of several NATO members – if the preceding versions are an indication, the U.S. Britain, Canada, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Turkey and others – and perhaps twice as many partnership adjuncts from the Partnership for Peace, Mediterranean Dialogue and Istanbul Cooperation Initiative programs. The exercise, like its predecessors, is based on a “crisis response” scenario and a United Nations mandate. Like Libya last year, for instance.

In the last Cooperative Longbow/Cooperative Lancer exercises, in Georgia in 2009, NATO members the U.S., Britain, Canada, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Croatia and Albania participated. Longbow/Lancer 2009 was held less than eight months after the five-day war between Georgia and Russia in August 2008 and was also to have included NATO members Estonia and Latvia and twelve partnership nations.

This year’s version is slated to involve the largest number of Partnership for Peace states in any Longbow/Lancer exercises, thirteen: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Switzerland and Ukraine. NATO hasn’t yet disclosed which Mediterranean Dialogue and Istanbul Cooperation Initiative partners will participate this year.

The first Longbow/Lancer exercises were held in Moldova in 2006 with seven NATO members, twelve Partnership for Peace nations (all of the above-mentioned except for Serbia, which joined the Partnership for Peace in that year) and Mediterranean Dialogue partner Israel. Mediterranean Dialogue member Morocco and Istanbul Cooperation Initiative members Qatar and the United Arab Emirates sent observers.

Cooperative Longbow/Lancer 2007 was conducted in Albania and the following year’s exercise in Armenia. All five nations – Moldova, Albania, Armenia, Georgia and Macedonia – are deeply involved, either on their own territory or in neighboring nations, in one or more of the conflicts discussed above. In 2009 Armenia, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Serbia withdrew beforehand because of the Georgia-Russian war of a few months earlier and Estonia and Latvia did also because of an anti-government mutiny staged the day before the almost month-long exercise began.

What role the NATO and partnership troops may have played had the military uprising progressed further than it did can be easily imagined.

The U.S. Marine Corps’ Black Sea Rotational Force posted on its Facebook account (and to date nowhere else) that its six-month rotation for this year will “build enduring partnerships with 19 nations throughout Eastern Europe.” More accurately, as the Marine program formed two years ago identifies as its mission, in “the Black Sea, Balkan and Caucasus regions.”

Two years ago twelve nations were involved, by last year there were thirteen – Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine – and this year nineteen. The six new participating nations were not named.

Black Sea Rotational Force 2012 began its half-year-long deployment in Georgia by joining Agile Spirit 2012 in March at the Vaziani Training Area where the last Cooperative Longbow/Lancer exercises took place. Serbia may host its first military exercises with the force as well.

The U.S. Marine Corps is not only building bilateral and multilateral ties with nineteen countries in the Balkans, the Black Sea region and the Caucasus and other parts of the former Soviet Union, it is also consolidating NATO’s expansion into those areas with the ultimate aim of full Alliance membership for those not already among the bloc’s 28 member states.

It can be argued that the Cold War didn’t end, that the U.S. and NATO continue to wage it with wars and preparations for wars.

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The Vicious Cycle of Jihadism and Patriotism

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By Ross Caputi

Many in the U.S. believe that we are locked in a clash of civilizations with the Islamic world, meaning that the American (Western) and Islamic conceptions of the world are so fundamentally different that conflict between us is inevitable. There are obvious differences between the Islamic world and the U.S.—linguistic and cultural differences (although it is hard to say exactly which cultural differences doom us to conflict). Perhaps the greatest perceived difference, from an American perspective, is the Islamic belief in jihad. “Jihad” is a very scary word in America. It is widely believed that jihad is a call for Muslims to wage holy war against infidels, and it is quickly associated with terrorism.

Unfortunately jihad is pitifully misunderstood in the U.S.. The widespread belief that jihad sanctions terrorism is completely false. I remember when I was in Marine Corps boot camp my drill instructors told us that we were fighting terrorists because Islam taught them (“terrorist” was nearly synonymous with “Muslim”) that if they killed an American they would go directly to heaven when they died and receive 72 virgins. For a while I believed it. I believed it all the way to Fallujah, where my command told us that Fallujah had been taken over by terrorists and we were going to “liberate” the city by killing everyone who picked up arms against us. Evidence of their acts of terrorism was lacking (and attacking U.S. troops when we were clearly the aggressors was not an act of terrorism), but the fact that they believed in jihad and fought back against us was enough to condemn them.
Jihad is a broad and complex topic in Islamic theology. It literally means “struggle” or “effort”, and it is a duty for all Muslims. Jihad usually takes on three forms: an internal struggle to refrain from sin and be the best Muslim one can be (which is often referred to as Jihad Al Akbar, the greater jihad); an external struggle for justice and to build a good Islamic society; and a holy war, which most Islamic scholars today agree can only be a war of self-defense and cannot harm civilians. Most Americans would be surprised to learn that jihad shares many values with our concept of patriotism, and that it is a religious analogue to Western just war theory. There are considerations of jus ad bellum (just cause for war) and jus in bello (just conduct in war) in jihad, as well as the notion of a duty to defend one’s community when it is under attack.

“Patriotism” is an equally broad word that gives rise to intellectual debates about its ideal meaning, use, and virtues. Such debates usually define patriotism as love or devotion for one’s country, and generally hold that patriotism is not a duty, nor does it consist of duties. However, in the popular use of the term, duty is an integral part of what average Americans mean when they use the term “patriotism.” To love one’s country is an internal state that requires no outward behavior. And what is “devotion” if it is never manifested in behavior? Most Americans would not deem a closet patriot to be a patriot at all. Most expect love and devotion for one’s country to be manifested outwardly for it to be considered patriotic. Most Americans use the term “patriotism” to refer to behavior, not internal states. So to be patriotic is to do things or make statements that demonstrate one’s love or devotion to their country. Some demonstrate their love for their country by putting up flags in front of their house, by teaching their children about the American forefathers, or by supporting the troops with either care packages or moral support. Others demonstrate their devotion to their country by enlisting in the military and being willing to die in the name of national defense.

Professor Andrew Bacevich wrote that “patriotism,” up until the Vietnam War “implied, even required, deference to the state, shown most clearly in the willingness of individuals to accept the government’s authority to mandate military service. GI’s, the vast majority of the them draftees, were the embodiment of American patriotism, risking life and limb to defend the country.” But the Vietnam War caused many Americans to question the conventional meaning of “patriotism”, and led some to try to redefine it as opposition to state policies that are “misguided, illegal, or immoral.” This debate has continued into the current War on Terror. Anti-war figures like Howard Zinn, who said, “dissent is the highest form of patriotism,” have harshly criticized our government for committing war crimes in Iraq. Yet their advocacy for international law and human rights has been called “unpatriotic” by the more militaristic segments of American society.

There are very obvious differences between the concepts of “jihad” and “patriotism” and these differences should not be ignored, because they tell us important things about each community’s conception of authority and how morality is justified. However, three common values shine through these differences: devotion, duty, and self-defense. Devotion to a certain set of values and teachings (neither of which exclude the Ten Commandments and the teachings of Jesus Christ), duty to one’s community, and the right and virtue of defending oneself or community when under attack. Furthermore, “jihad” is no less reflective about the moral issues surrounding war than our own tradition of just war theory.

Certainly there are some crazies out there who have twisted the notion of jihad to condone terrorism against Muslims and non-Muslims alike—Al Qaeda immediately comes to mind. Yet jihad under it’s most extreme and violent interpretation seems no worse than patriotism under it’s most extreme and violent interpretation, which requires obedience even when we are committing war crimes and human rights violations.

All of these considerations raise the question, “what is so scary about jihad?” I don’t believe that we have asked this question seriously as a society. Our collective misunderstanding of this concept has led us to nearly equate it with terrorism, and the War on Terror in reality has been a war on jihad. It is of the most bitter irony that those who have responded to our aggression by shouting “jihad” in the name of self-defense were condemned as our enemies and were met with more aggression. The circularity of our justifications for our aggression and the Islamic justification for self-defense has spun us into a bloodbath that has shown little sign of abetting. The recent sentencing of Tarek Mehanna has brought us to an even scarier phase of the War on Terror, because jihad is closer than ever to becoming a criminal idea in the United States. And Islam is now actually under attack.

Whether or not we will be able to sensibly remove ourselves from the vicious cycle of violence that has been the War on Terror remains to be foreseen. Nevertheless, anyone still clinging to the analysis that the War on Terror is a clash of civilizations is going to have to contend with the possibility that we may not be so different after all. It appears to be just the foreignness of the word “jihad” that scares Americans, and not the concepts it invokes.

Ross Caputi, 27, served as a US marine from 2003 to 2006. He took part in the second battle of Fallujah in November 2004. He became openly critical of the military and was discharged in 2006. Ross is currently a student at Boston University and is founding director of the Justice for Fallujah Project. He is working on a book working on a book currently entitled Both Ends of the Gun, with Feurat Alani.

This article was first published at the Common Dreams

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British Defense Secretary–Germany should ‘leave the past behind’ and be willing to undertake military action overseas

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The Falkland Islands do not face a “current credible military threat” from Argentina, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said.

Germany should ‘put aside’ the legacy of World War II and be more willing to “deliver firepower” for NATO and the West, Philip Hammond has said. 

ed note–the absolute unbridled hypocrisy and chutzpah of these people should be classified as a mental disease in a category all by itself.

Here the entire world has been treated to DAILY sermons on how the EEEEEVIL Germans started both world wars, destroyed the peaceful business of nations and murdered 6 trillion Jews because of their LOVE of war and militancy.

And of course, the mantra we have all been forced to learn in this extended history course has been ‘never forget, never again…’

But now,  because the Germans take a jaded view of fighting the Jews’ wars for them all over the damned planet against 1.5 billion people, something destined by design to bankrupt Christian civilization, all the sudden now Germany must ‘put aside’ the same lessons of the past that we were originally told to’never forget’, and consign her national treasure and the blood of her young men in what will truly become known as ‘the war to end all wars’. 

Speaking in Berlin, the Defence Secretary said that Germany’s “historic reluctance” to launch military action outside its own borders is now limiting its international importance. 

German voters and politicians should accept that the war was “quite a long while ago”, he said, suggesting that the country’s economic might should be matched with military power. 

Mr Hammond used his trip to Germany – the first by a British defence secretary since 2008 – to support German ministers who want their country to play a more active role in global military affairs.

As Europe’s biggest economy, Mr Hammond said, Germany should be contributing more to international security operations, especially as the US shifts its strategic focus to China and the Pacific. 

Germany has contributed troops to the NATO mission in Afghanistan, but its military capabilities remain significantly behind those of Britain and France.

“Because of the historic reluctance to engage and operate overseas, it is self-evident that there is still huge potential in the German defence structure to deliver more useful firepower to the alliance,” Mr Hammond told the Daily Telegraph.

Asked about Germany’s attitude to its wartime role, Mr Hammond said: “It was quite a long while ago.”

Mr Hammond said that in the next few years he hoped to see greater German willingness to “pick up the burdens that go with a globally-important economy.”

The history of the last global conflict has held back both Germany and its major Axis ally, he suggested.

“In the case of Germany and Japan, two of the worlds biggest economies, both of them spend a significant amount on defence but have been reluctant historically to engage.”

That reluctance is fading, he said, citing German operations in Afghanistan and Japanese counter-piracy work off Somalia. But there is still further to go, he said.

Germany itself is more conscious of its history than other nations, Mr Hammond suggested.

“When we look around Europe, I don’t think there would be many of our European allies who fear Germany from a military point of view or as a security threat.”

Mr Hammond said he wanted Berlin to “significantly increase its military capability” and praised the “huge strides” the country has already taken in ending conscription and creating smaller, more professional armed forces.

Mr Hammond spoke after he met his German counterpart, Thomas de Maiziere, who is pushing for reforms to create a more potent and deployable German military.

“I detect a determination that Germany’s role in NATO should continue to normalise. It intends to become a more significant player,” Mr Hammond said.

In a speech to German defence experts at the British embassy, Mr Hammond later said Germany needs muster “public support and political commitment” for an increased military capability.

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W. H .O. Murdered Africa

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by William Campbell Douglass, M.D.
(September 1987 National Health Federation Monrovia, California)

The object of the World Planners is control—absolute control. Although the desire to rule the world is not a new ambition, the control sought by this generation of World Planners is more than government, wealth and resources. They control these already. What the World Planners want in order to complete their plan is control of population.

Their control of population is in their ability to control the thoughts and behaviour of the masses. The method which the World Planners are using to achieve their aim of absolute control is mind-boggling when one attempts to unravel it. It is truly a “tangled web of deception”.

Before the World Planners can achieve their goal of “absolute control” of the world’s population, they must first reduce the existing numbers to an optimum controllable level. The World Planners estimate that planet earth can only sustain a 2.5-billion population by the year 2000, but “Spaceship Earth”, according to the United Nations’ figures, already has in excess of 4.5-billion people. This hypothesis makes it essential for the world planners not only to bring population growth to a stand still, but it also becomes necessary for a “roll back” in population (the world is to be depopulated); hence zero population programs.

In the New World Order, man will become a “throw away”. You will be allowed to exist until you become “surplus to requirements”.

“The world has a cancer and the cancer is man,” observed one World Planner in the book, Mankind at a Turning Point.

Having set the optimum population number for planet earth, the World Planners have also set a date by which to achieve their optimum population number. And that date is the year 2000. The organisation formed to implement their plan is called GLOBAL 2000.

The following article, “WHO Murdered Africa” is evidence of this plan in action.

The world planners are convinced that what they are doing is for he eventual salvation of mankind and the planet earth. The greatest strength they possess is that the general public does not even know hat they exist.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV.

W. H. O. MURDERED AFRICA

There is no question mark after the title of this article because the title is not a question. It’s a declarative statement.

WHO, the World Health Organisation, murdered Africa with the AIDS virus. That’s a provocative statement isn’t it?

The answer to this little mystery, Murder on the WHO express, will be quite clear to you by the end of my report. You will also understand why the other suspects, the homosexuals, the green monkey and the Haitians, were only pawns in this virocidal attack on the non-Communist world.

If you believe the government propaganda that AIDS is hard to catch then you are going to die even sooner than the rest of us. The common cold is a virus. Have you ever had a cold? How did you catch it? You don’t really know, do you? If the cold virus were fatal how many people would there be left in the world?

Yellow fever is a virus. You catch it from mosquito bites. Malaria is a parasite also carried by mosquitoes. It is many times larger than the AIDS virus (like comparing a pinhead to a moose head), yet the mosquito easily carries this large organism to man.

The tuberculosis germ, also much larger than the AIDS virus, can be transmitted by fomites (inanimate objects such as towels). The AIDS virus can live as long as ten days on a dry plate. So, are you worried about your salad in a restaurant that employs homosexuals? You’d better be.

You can’t understand this murder mystery and you wouldn’t believe my conclusions unless you learn a little virology. I’ll make it as painless as possible.

Many viruses grow in animals and many grow in humans but most of the viruses that affect animals don’t affect humans. There are exceptions, of course, such as yellow fever and small pox.

There are some viruses in animals that cause very lethal cancer in those animals, but do not affect man or other animals. The bovine leukaemia virus (BLV), for example, is lethal to cows but not humans. There is another virus that occurs in sheep called sheep visna virus which is also non-reactive in man. These deadly viruses are “retro viruses” meaning that they can change the genetic composition of cells that they enter.

The World Health Organisation in published articles, called for scientists to work with these deadly agents and attempt to make a hybrid virus that would be deadly to humans. In the bulletin of the World Health Organisation WHO), Volume 47, p. 259, 1972, they said, “An attempt should be made to see if viruses can in fact exert selective effects on immune function. The possibility should be looked into that the immune response to the vims itself may be impaired if the infecting virus damages, more or less selectively, the cell responding to the virus.”

That’s AIDS. What the WHO is saying in plain English is “Let’s cook up a virus that selectively destroys the T-cell system of man, an acquired immune deficiency.”

Why would anyone want to do this? If you destroy the T-cell system of man you destroy man. Is it even remotely possible that the World Health Organisation would want to develop a virus that would wipe out the human race?

If their new viruses creation worked, the WHO stated, then many terrible and fatal infectious viruses could be made even more terrible and more malignant. Does this strike you as being a peculiar goal for a health organisation? The thought occurred to me.

Sometimes I believe in conspiracies and sometimes I don’t. It depends on the subject. (Was there a conspiracy to kill President Kennedy? If you don’t think so, then you must be a dumb liberal). My attitude toward some alleged conspiracies, the Federal Reserve for instance, depends on what I had for breakfast.

But it doesn’t take a bad breakfast to see an amazing concatenation of events involving Russian and Chinese communist nationals, the World Health Organisation, the National Cancer Institute and the AIDS pandemic.

But what about the green monkey? Some of the best virologists in the world and many of those directly involved in AIDS research, such as Robert Gallo and Luc Montagnier, have said that the green monkey may be the culprit. You know the story: A green monkey bit a native on the ass and, bam—AIDS all over central Africa.

There is a fatal flaw here. It is very strange. Because Gallo, Montagnier and those other virologists know that the AIDS virus doesn’t occur naturally in monkeys. In fact it doesn’t occur naturally in any animal.

AIDS started practically simultaneously in the United States, Haiti, Brazil and Central Africa. (Was the green monkey a jet pilot)? Examination of the gene structure of the green monkey cells proves that it is not genetically possible to transfer the AIDS virus from monkeys to man by natural means.

Because of the artificial nature of the AIDS virus it will not easily transfer from man to man until it has become very concentrated in the body fluids through repeated injections from person to person, such as drug addicts, and through high multiple partner sexuality such as takes place in Africa, among homosexuals and among native American Indians. After repeated transfer it can become a “natural” infection for man, which it has.

Dr. Theodore Strecker’s research of the literature indicates that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in collaboration with the World Health Organisation made the AIDS virus in their laboratories at Fort Detrick (now NCI). They combined the deadly retroviruses, bovine leukaemia virus and sheep visna virus, and injected them into human tissue cultures. The result was the AIDS virus, the first human retrovirus known to man and now believed to be 100 percent fatal to those infected.

The momentous plague that we now face was anticipated by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), in 1974 when they recommended that “Scientists throughout the world join the members of this committee in voluntarily deferring experiments (linking) animal viruses.”

What the NAS is saying in carefully guarded English is: “For God’s sake stop this madness!” Man went over the edge when he started playing God and started growing human tissue in the laboratory.

We’ve let the green monkey off the hook. How about the communists! In my original monograph on AIDS, before Dr. Strecker alerted me to the scientific absurdities being put on the American people, I said: “After the holocaust has run its course, and we’ve buried 10 or 20 million young people, who will protect us? If we are faced with an invasion from a Communist Mexico, aided by Communist Nicaragua and Cuba, who will defend the Rio Grande? Wouldn’t it be ironic if the godless Russians and other communist countries, because of their Victorian attitude toward sex and their severe repression of homosexuality, escaped most of the ravages of the AIDS epidemic and took us over by simply walking across the Mexican border?”

I wouldn’t change a word of that. But it was based on my natural paranoia toward the Communists, having observed the way they operate for 40 years. Besides, they are saying that AIDS is a “capitalist plot.” That really got me suspicious because, as any student of the communist conspiracy knows they always blame others for what they are in the process of doing.

And what they are in the process of doing is conducting germ warfare from Fort Detrick, Maryland against the free world, especially in the United States, even using foreign communist agents with the United States Army’s germ warfare unit euphemistically called the Army Infectious Disease Unit.

You don’t believe it? Carlton Gajdusek an NIH big-shot at Detrick admits it: “IN THE FACILITY I HAVE A BUILDING WHERE MORE GOOD AND LOYAL COMMUNIST SCIENTISTS FROM THE USSR AND MAINLAND CHINA WORK, WITH FULL PASSKEYS TO ALL THE LABORATORIES, THAN THERE ARE AMERICAN. EVEN THE ARMY’S INFECTIOUS DISEASE UNIT IS LOADED WITH FOREIGN WORKERS NOT ALWAYS FRIENDLY NATIONALS.”

Can you imagine that? A UN-WHO communist Trojan horse in our biological warfare centre with the full blessings of the Jimmy Carters of this world?

I can assure you that the creation of the AIDS virus by the WHO was not just a diabolical scientific exercise that got out of hand. It was a cold-blooded successful attempt to create a killer virus which was then used in a successful experiment in Africa. So successful in fact that most of central Africa may be wiped out, 75,000,000 dead within 3-5 years.

It was not an accident. It was deliberate. In the Federation Proceedings of the United States in 1972, WHO said: “In relation to the immune response a number of experimental approaches can be visualised”. They suggested that a neat way to do this would be to put their new killer virus (AIDS) into a vaccination program, sit back and observe the results. “This would be particularly informative in sibships,” they said. That is, give the AIDS virus to brothers and sisters and see if they die, who dies first and of what, just like using rats in a laboratory.

They used small pox vaccine for their vehicle and the geographical sites chosen in 1972 were Uganda and other African states, Haiti, Brazil and Japan. The present or recent past of AIDS epidemiology coincides with these geographical areas.

Dr. Strecker points out that even if the African green monkey could transmit AIDS to humans, the present known amount of infection in Africa makes it statistically impossible for a single episode, such as a monkey biting someone on the butt, to have brought this epidemic to this point. The doubling time of the number of people infected, about every 14 months, when correlated with the first known case and the present known number of cases, prove beyond a doubt that a large number of people had to have been infected at the same time. Starting in 1972 with the first case from our mythical monkey and doubling the number infected from the single source you get only a few thousand cases. From 1972 to 1987 is 15 years or 180 months. If it takes 14 months to double the number of cases then there would have been 13 doublings, one then 2, then 4, then 8, etc. In 15 years, from a single source of infection there would be about 8,000 cases in Africa, not 75 million. We are approaching World War II mortality statistics here—without a shot being fired.

Dr. Theodore A. Strecker is the courageous doctor who unraveled this conundrum, the greatest murder mystery of all time. He should get the Nobel prize but he’ll be lucky not to get “suicided.” (“Prominent California doctor ties his hands behind his back and, hangs himself, and jumps from the 20th floor. There was no evidence of foul play”).

Strecker was employed as a consultant to work on a health proposal for Security Pacific Bank. He was to estimate the cost of the health care for the future. Should they form a health maintenance organisation? (HMO) was a major issue. After investigating the current medical market he advised against the HMO because he found that the AIDS epidemic will in all probability bankrupt the nation’s medical system.

He became fascinated with all the peculiar scientific anomalies concerning AIDS that kept cropping up. Why did the “experts keep talking about green monkeys and homosexuals being the culprits when it was obvious that the AIDS virus was a man-made virus? Why did they say that it was a homosexual and drug-user disease when in Africa it was obviously a heterosexual disease? If the green monkey did it, then why did AIDS explode practically simultaneously in Africa, Haiti, Brazil, the United States and southern Japan?

Why, when it was proposed to the National Institute of Health that the AIDS virus was a combination of two bovine or sheep viruses cultures in human cells in a laboratory, did they say it was “bad science” when that’s exactly what occurred?

As early as 1970 the World Health Organisation was growing these deadly animal viruses in human tissue cultures. Cedric Mims, in 1981, said in a published article that there was a bovine virus contaminating the culture media of the WHO. Was this an accident or a “non-accident”? If it was an accident why did WHO continue to use the vaccine?

This viral and genetic death bomb, AIDS, was finally produced in 1974. It was given to monkeys and they died of pneumocystis cami, which is typical of AIDS.

Dr. R.J. Biggar said in Lancet: “. . . The AIDS agent. . . could not have originated de novo.” That means in plain English that it didn’t come out of thin air, AIDS was engineered in a laboratory by urologists. It couldn’t engineer itself. As Doctor Strecker so colourfully puts it: “If a person has no arms or legs and shows up at a party in a tuxedo, how did he get dressed? Somebody dressed him.”

There are 9,000 to the fourth power possible AIDS viruses. (There are 9,000 base pairs on the genome). So the fun has just begun. Some will cause brain rot similar to the sheep virus, some leukaemia-like diseases from the cow virus and some that won’t do anything. So the virus will be constantly changing and trying out new esoteric diseases on hapless man. We’re only at the beginning.

Because of the trillions of possible genetic combinations, there will never be a vaccine. Even if they could develop a vaccine they would undoubtedly give us something equally bad as they did with the polio vaccine (cancer of the brain), the swine flu vaccine (a polio-like disease), the smallpox vaccine (AIDS), and the hepatitis vaccine (AIDS).

There are precedents. This is not the first time the virologists have brought us disaster. SO-40 virus from monkey cell cultures contaminated polio cultures. Most people in their 40s are now carrying this virus through contaminated polio inoculations given in the early 60s. It is known to cause brain cancer which explains the increase in this disease that we have seen in the past ten years.

This is the origin of the green monkey theory. The polio vaccine was grown on green monkey kidney cells and the geniuses who brought us polio vaccine said: “We got away with it once so let’s use it again.” But they didn’t get away with it and in spite of the fact that polio was rapidly disappearing without any medical intervention, 64 million Americans were vaccinated with SV-40 contaminated vaccine in the 60s. An increase in cancer of the brain, possibly multiple sclerosis and God only knows what else is the tragic result. The delay between vaccination and the onset of cancer with this virus is as long as 20-30 years. 1965 plus 20 equals 1985. Get the picture?

The SV-40 virus gave rise to two more viruses which are very active in AIDS patients. Most young children and young adults have received the SV-40 inoculation from polio vaccination. Primary multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), brain rot, has been added to the burden of homosexuals who certainly had enough to bear having been given AIDS through hepatitis B vaccine.

The final piece of the puzzle is how AIDS devastated the homosexual population in the United States. It wasn’t from smallpox vaccination as in Africa because we don’t do that any more. There is no smallpox in the United States and so vaccination was discontinued.

Although some AIDS has been brought to the United States from Haiti by homosexuals, (it used to be one of their favourite “play-grounds”), it would not be enough to explain the explosion of AIDS that occurred simultaneously with the African and Haitian epidemics.

The AIDS virus didn’t exist in the United States before 1978. You can check back in any hospital and no stored blood samples were found anywhere that exhibit the AIDS virus before that date.

What happened in 1978 and beyond to cause AIDS to burst upon the scene and devastate the homosexual segment of our population? It was the introduction of the hepatitis-B vaccine which exhibits the exact epidemiology of AIDS.

A Doctor W. Schmugner, born in Poland and educated in Russia, came to this country in 1969. His immigration to the US was probably the most fateful immigration in our history. He, by unexplained process, became head of the New York City blood bank. (How does a Russian trained doctor become head of one of the largest blood banks in the world? Doesn’t that strike you as peculiar)?—He set up the rules for the hepatitis vaccine studies. Only males between the ages of 20 and 40, who were not monogamous, would be allowed to participate in this study. Can you think of any reason, other than the desire to spread something among the population, for insisting that all experimentees be promiscuous? Maybe you don’t believe in the communist conspiracy theory but give me some other logical explanation. Schmugner is now dead and his diabolical secret went with him.

The hepatitis vaccine, unlike the AIDS vaccine, was not grown from human tissue culture. So accidental contamination didn’t occur. The AIDS virus was probably put in the vaccine deliberately. It was no mistake. The Centre for Disease Control reported in 1981 that four percent of those receiving the hepatitis-vaccine were AIDS-infected. In 1984 they admitted to 60 percent. Now they refuse to give out figures at all because they don’t want to admit that 100 percent of hepatitis vaccine receivers are infected with AIDS.

Where is the data on the hepatitis vaccine studies? FDA? CDC? No, the US Department of Justice has it buried where you will never see it.

I have always said, and our forefathers told us this, that the greatest threat to the people is always government. Not foreign governments, but our own government. What has the government told us about AIDS?

* It is a homosexual disease—homosexuals certainly spread it but the primary responsibility wasn’t theirs.
* It’s related to anal intercourse only—wrong.
* Only a small percentage of those testing positive for AIDS would get the disease—wrong.
* It came from the African green monkey—wrong.
* It came from the cytomegalovirus—wrong.
* It was due to popping amyl nitrate with sex—wrong.
* It was started 400 years ago by the Portuguese—wrong. (It started in 1972).
* You can’t get it from mosquitos—wrong
* The virus can’t live outside the body—wrong.

The head of the Human Leukaemia Research Group at Harvard is a veterinarian. Dr. Judd, International Agency for Research on Cancer, the agency that requested the production of the virus in the first place, is also a veterinarian. The leukaemia research he is conducting is being done under the auspices of a school of veterinary medicine.

Now there is nothing wrong with being a vet but, as we have pointed out, the AIDS virus is a human virus. You can’t test these viruses in animals and you can’t test leukaemia in them either. It doesn’t work. So why would your government give Judd, a veterinarian, eight and one-half million dollars to study leukaemia in a veterinarian college? As long as we are being used as experimental animals maybe it’s appropriate.

The London Times should be congratulated for uncovering the smallpox/AIDS connection. But their expose was very misleading. The article states that the African AIDS epidemic was caused by the smallpox vaccine “triggering” AIDS in those vaccinated.

Dr. Robert Gallo, who has been mixed up in some very strange scientific snafus, supports this theory. Whether the infection of 75 million Africans was deliberate or accidental can be debated but there is no room for debate about whether the smallpox shots “awakened the unsuspected virus infection.” There is absolutely no scientific evidence that this laboratory engineered virus was present in Africa when they descended upon these hapless people in 1977 with their deadly AIDS-laced vaccine. The AIDS virus didn’t come from Africa. It came from Fort Detrik Maryland, USA.

The situation is extremely desperate and the medical profession is too frightened and cowed (as usual) to take any action. Dr. Strecker attempted to mobilise the doctors through some of the most respected medical journals in the world. The prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine said that his material “appears to be entirely concerned with matters of virology” and so try some other publication.

In his letter to this medical publication Strecker said, “If correct human experimental procedures had been followed we would not find half of the world stumbling off on the wrong path to the cure for AIDS with the other half of the world covering up the origination of the damned disease. It appears to me that your Annals of Internal medicine is participating in the greatest fraud ever perpetrated.”

I guess they didn’t like that so Strecker submitted his sensational and mind-boggling letter with all of the proper documentation to the British journal Lancet.

Their reply: “Thank you for that interesting letter on AIDS. I am sorry to have to report that we will not be able to publish it. We have no criticism” but their letter section was “overcrowded with submissions.” They’re too crowded to announce the end of western civilisation and possibly all mankind? I don’t think that’s reasonable.

WHAT CAN WE DO?

The first thing that should be done is close down all laboratories in this country that are dealing with these deadly retro-viruses.

Then we must sort out the insane, irresponsible and traitorous scientists involved in these experiments and try them for murder. Then maybe, just maybe, we can re-staff the laboratories with loyal Americans who will work to save a remnant of people to re-populate and re-civilize the world.

End.

THE STRECKER MEMORANDUM

Thank you for requesting this information. We have a story to tell you, a very strange story, one that affects you, me, and every of the human being on earth. A story that must be taken seriously by the governments of every nation in the world because there may not be many humans left to govern by the turn of the century, or shortly thereafter. A story so bizarre, and so sinister that, if it were not for the fact that it is all true, it would make a great science fiction thriller. (Interestingly enough, Lorimar Pictures of Hollywood has purchased the rights to Dr. Strecker’s life story.)

The story begins in 1983 with Dr. Robert B. Strecker, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Strecker practises internal medicine and gastroenterology in Los Angeles. He is a trained pathologist and also holds a Ph.D. in pharmacology. Dr. Strecker and his brother, Ted, an attorney, were preparing a proposal for a health maintenance organisation (HMO) for Security Pacific Bank of California. They needed to know the long-term financial effects of insuring and treating AIDS patients. In as much as this information was not readily available in 1983, both brothers began researching the medical literature to learn what they could about this relatively new disease. The information they uncovered right from the beginning was so startling to them, so hard to believe, that it would dramatically alter both their lives and lead them on a five year quest culminating with the creation of “The Strecker Memorandum,” the most controversial video tape of our time, and a remarkable set of documents called “The Bioattack Alert”. 

WHAT THEY DISCOVERED

Right there in the medical literature for anyone to read for themselves was, basically, proof that the AIDS virus and pandemic was actually PREDICTED years ago by a world famous virologist, among others. They found that top scientists writing in the Bulletin of the World Health Organisation (WHO) were actually REQUESTING that AIDS—like viruses be created to study the effects on humans. In fact, the Streckers unearthed thousands of documents all supporting the man-made origin of AIDS. Meanwhile, the government was telling everyone that a green monkey in Africa bit some native and started AIDS. As their research continued, it became obvious from the documentation that the virus itself was not only created as requested, but actually DEPLOYED, and now threatens the existence of mankind because it does what it was designed to do: cause cancer in humans via a contagious virus. Eventually the Streckers came to realize everything the government, the so-called AIDS experts and media were telling the public was not only misleading, but out and out lies. The truth of the matter is: AIDS is a man-made disease; AIDS is not a homosexual disease; AIDS is not a venereal disease; AIDS can be carried by mosquitoes; Condoms will not prevent AIDS; There are a least six different AIDS viruses loose in the world; There will never be a vaccine cure; And on and on, but. . .

THE SCARIEST PART

The most dreaded fear that all Oncologists (cancer doctors), Virologists, and Immunologists live with is that some day CANCER, in one form or another, will become a contagious disease, transferable from one person to another. AIDS has now made fear a reality. If you think you are safe because you are not gay or promiscuous, or because you are not sexually active, then you must watch “The Strecker” very carefully.

IF YOU PLAN TO HAVE SEX TONIGHT YOU SHOULD READ THIS

The most common misconception being foisted upon us right now concerns sexually active Americans. We are told that if a man uses a condom the transference of the deadly virus is virtually eliminated. Nothing could be further from the truth. Of the body fluids that the AIDS virus is found in, semen is the least. As a matter of fact, in every single study ever published on the subject, no one has found a significant amount in anyone’s semen. It just isn’t there in huge numbers. There is usually only about one virus per millilitre, a statistically irrelevant amount. One copious ejaculation might produce only one or two viruses. This is substantiated in the medical literature. But, just for argument’s sake, let’s say all the medical studies are wrong. Let’s pretend that there are countless millions of AIDS viruses in the ejaculation. Are you aware that condoms are riddled with microscopic or larger holes? Studies show that even the smallest holes found in condoms are two to ten times larger than the AIDS virus. It’s like shooting a golf ball through a basketball hoop. Condoms have not, will not, and cannot prevent AIDS.

THOUSANDS ALREADY DEAD

Fifty thousand Americans have already died because they didn’t know the truth about AIDS. Between twelve and fifteen million Americans have already been infected. One in 60 babies born in New York City is infected; one in 300 college students in America is infected; one in 20 aliens applying for amnesty is infected, including men, women and children. These are just some of the facts you are not likely to hear about from the media.

WHY A VIDEO TAPE?

One of the first things the Streckers did was to try and tell their medical and legal colleagues what they were finding in literature. Some were interested; most were not. Certainly no one was prepared to risk their professional standing by making waves within the establishment. Ted Strecker compiled some of the most damaging documents into a report he called “The Bioalert Attack” and sent it to every Governor of every state, the President, the VICE-PRESIDENT (now President), the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, and selected members of Congress. He got a grand total of three replies from three governors; nothing from the government. Both he and Dr. Strecker were laughed at and ridiculed at every turn. As an example, Dr. Strecker told the government in 1985 that virtually every person testing positive for AIDS would die prematurely and painfully. The government said that was nonsense. Their figures showed that maybe ten percent at most would die from the disease. In 1986, the government said maybe 50 percept of those infected would die, in 1987 they said maybe 75 percent, in 1988 they finally agreed with Dr. Strecker that AIDS is virtually 100 percent fatal. We could go on with facts Dr. Strecker unearthed that the “experts” said were wrong and now accepted as the truth. Dr. Strecker, like a good scientist, submitted paper after paper with his findings to all the prestigious medical journals in America. They were refused. He then tried having his findings published in Europe. Again, closed doors. What to do? Dr. Strecker did not feel he could take the time from his practice and his research to write a book. On the other hand, everyone has a TV and now most households have a video cassette recorder (VCR). The time involved to make a video is nothing compared to writing a book, and so the video “The Strecker Memorandum” was created. It is 96 minutes of the most startling, controversial, and information packed video you will ever see. It disputes virtually everything the American public is being told by the government, the so-called AIDS experts and the media. In fact, after seeing it YOU will know more about AIDS than 99 percent of all doctors in America.

MUSIC IS NOTHING IF THE AUDIENCE IS DEAF

With the video made, it seemed a simple matter to advertise it and the world would now become aware of what it was facing, right? WRONG! The fact that you are even reading about “The Strecker Memorandum” now is a minor miracle by itself, in as much as TV stations have refused to advertise it. TV and radio time brokers that sell blocks of commercial time have refused to sell us time. TV station managers have refused to even air programs containing interviews with Dr. Strecker. A national radio network did an interview with a famous talk show host and Dr. Strecker and then refused to run it. Virtually every big name network television magazine show and all the syndicated TV interviewers and talk show hosts have said NO to Dr. Strecker. Big city newspapers will not take any print ads telling about it, and so it goes…WHY? What is in “The Strecker Memorandum” that sends a cold chill down the spine of most media executives?

WHY IS EVERYONE AFRAID OF “THE STRECKER MEMORANDUM”?

The excuse that we hear over and over is that it is too controversial. TOO CONTROVERSIAL? They say that this information, if widely disseminated, will cause the public to panic. If someone had poisoned your water supply and you and your family could die, wouldn’t you want to know about it? Would you panic? Or would you more likely be outraged and try to find out who did it and punish them? We feel the only persons who might panic are those scientists who willingly or otherwise created AIDS and are now promoting misinformation by covering it up. After all, if you made AIDS would you tell anyone about it?

THINK OF YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS  .   .   .   .   NOW THINK OF THEM DEAD

The number of AIDS infected people is doubling approximately every 14 months, and in some areas even sooner. With twelve to fifteen million Americans carrying the virus, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see how long we have here in the US Africa has, conservatively, 75 million infected; some estimates double that. Brazil as a country is in serious jeopardy because all through the 1970’s they were buying their blood supply from Africa. On top of that, the World Health Organisation (WHO) conducted a large scale small pox vaccination program there in the 1970’s (for the full implications of that see “The Strecker Memorandum”). Southern Japan has about 30 percent infected with HTLV I, the leukaemia causing virus (although you will never hear about that on TV). Russia is now reporting AIDS as a problem and no one can enter Russia permanently without a current negative blood test for AIDS. Cuba has already set up concentration camps for AIDS infected and they are full (you won’t see that on TV either). Haiti of course is ravaged by AIDS; more than 15 percent of the people infected and getting worse every day. And so it goes. Virtually every nation on earth with few exceptions (Iran is one) is reporting a growing problem. It’s on every continent, every subcontinent, and every island chain, Atlantic and Pacific. So why won’t the media or government tell you these things? Is it too controversial for you to handle? Are you going to panic?

IS THERE ANY HOPE?

Yes and no. NO, if you are waiting for the government to create a magic bullet. As you will see in “The Strecker Memorandum,” part of the problem is that all the various AIDS viruses are “recombinant retroviruses.” Very simply, that means they have the ability to recombine with the genes of any cell they enter and the offspring or new viruses they form are different from the parent viruses. HTLV III alone (that’s the most common American AIDS virus) has the mathematical ability to change itself 9,000×9,000×9,000×9000 times (which is 9,000 to the fourth power). The common cold recombines much less frequently and we haven’t found a cure for it after a hundred years. Besides, does it make much sense to entrust the cure for AIDS to the same people that may have created it? YES, there is hope if Dr. Strecker and a growing number of realistic scientists are correct in looking at alternative, nonallopathic, non drug modalities based on Raman spectroscopy. In fact many experiments are going on now that offer great promise. Unfortunately, our government takes a dim view of any type of treatment for any type of disease let alone AIDS that does not conform to its rigid rules for acceptance, registration, and legalisation. of course the FDA would definitely like to see an allopathic drug treatment or cure presented by an ethical drug company or university. Well, we don’t think that’s going to happen. Because of this attitude, much experimentation in America must go underground, underfunded, or out of the country entirely. Again, this is explained further in “The Strecker Memorandum”. 

BE BOLD AND MIGHTY FORCES WILL COME TO YOUR AID OR MIGHTY FORCES WILL COME AND KILL YOU

An ominous personal aspect of this story has been the sudden and unexpected deaths of two of the key players. First, Dr. Strecker’s brother, Ted Strecker, was found shot to death in his home in Springfield, Missouri, an apparent suicide, on August 11, 1988. Was Ted Strecker suicidal?

Perhaps. In the past he suffered from depression and monumental frustration at the relative lack of interest in his findings. Dr. Strecker spoke with him the night before his death. Ted was cheerful, in good spirits, and looking forward to certain new developments that promised progress. The next day he was found dead, his 22 calibre rifle next to him. No note, no message, no goodbyes to anyone. Very untypical of him. officially a suicide. Next, Illinois State Representative Douglas Huff of Chicago was found alone in his home, dead from an apparent overdose of cocaine and heroin, on September 22, 1988. Representative Huff did everything in his power to make the Illinois State Legislature and the people of Chicago aware of Dr. Strecker’s work. He was very vocal, gave many press interviews, was constantly on television and radio urging people to wake up to the cover-up concerning AIDS. Did Representative Huff use drugs? Perhaps yes, but only occasionally and recreationally. Was he an addict? No. Would he have known how dangerous a massive overdose off cocaine and heroin was? Yes, of course. Cause of death: officially a stroke. Dr. Strecker has serious doubts that his brother killed himself. Representative Huff’s associates doubt he died accidentally, and yet they are gone. Who’s next?

IGNORANCE IS BLISS, OR IS IT SUICIDE?

We all know it is easier for a king to have a lie believed than a beggar to spread the truth. Well, we are spreading the truth about AIDS. Unfortunately, it isn’t pretty. But the fact is you are not being told the truth by the government or the so-called AIDS experts. The media, for reasons of their own, will not present information contradicting the official propaganda. So you can choose to go along with the same people who gave us brain cancer (SV-40 virus) as a result of their contaminated polio vaccines in the early 1960’s; a polio like disease from their contaminated Swine Flu vaccine in the 1970’s; and AIDS from their smallpox and hepatitis B vaccines; or, you can at least make yourself a ware of the clear and present dangers that we all face by watching “The Strecker Memorandum.” The cost of the tape is nominal, but we submit that remaining ignorant can cost infinitely more.

Thank you, THE STRECKER GROUP

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WHO WAS OSAMA? WHO IS OBAMA?

NOVANEWS
By Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research,
While the President and Commander in Chief of the United States of America, Barack Hussein
Obama “celebrates” the first anniversary of the alleged death of bin Laden, the substantive issue
as to WHO WAS OSAMA BIN LADENremains unheralded.
see video at foot of article)

Through lies and fabrications, president Obama`s carefully scripted speech upholds a world of

total fantasy, in which “bad guys” are lurking and “plotting acts of terror” Islamic “jihadists” are

said to be threatening Western civilization.

Each and every statement in Obama’s May 1st speech at Bagram Air Force base regarding the role

of Al Qaeda is a fabrication: (below are excerpts from Obama’s Remarks in italics, author’s

comments are indicated inside square brackets [    ]):

It was here, in Afghanistan, where Osama bin Laden established a safe haven for his

terrorist organization

[Osama was recruited by the CIA, Al Qaeda was set up by with the support of the CIA.

His safe haven was protected by US intelligence] .


It was here, in Afghanistan, where al Qaeda brought new recruits, trained them, and

plotted acts of terror.

[The Mujahideen were recruited and trained by the CIA. America’s ally Saudi Arabia financed

the Wahabbi coranic schools, Ronald Reagan praised the Mujahideen as “Freedom Fighters”.

Unknown to the American public, the US spread the teachings of the Islamic jihad in

textbooks “Made in America”, developed at the University of Nebraska]


It was here, from within these borders, that al Qaeda launched the attacks that killed

nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children.

[Obama is referring to the 9/11 attacks. To this date there is no evidence that Al Qaeda

was involved. Moreover,

confirmed by CBS News, on September 10, 2001 Osama bin Laden had been

admitted to a Pakistani military hospital in Rawalpindi courtesy of America’s ally Pakistan.

Did he coordinate the 9/11 attacks from his hospital bed?]


And so, 10 years ago, the United States and our allies went to war to make sure that al

Qaeda could never again use this country to launch attacks against us.

[The 9/11 attacks was the justification for waging war on Afghanistan on the grounds of`

“self defense”. Afghanistan was said to be harboring Al Qaeda and was, therefore, complicit

in an outright act of war against the USA.

The fact of the matter is that the Taliban government on two occasions in the weeks

following 9/11 offered (through diplomatic channels) to hand over Osama bin Laden to the

US Justice system. President George W. Bush refused the offer of the Taliban government,

intimating that America “does not negotiate with terrorists”.

NATO went to war invoking Article Five of the Washington Treaty: an act of war against one

member of NATO is considered an act of war against all members of NATO under the

doctrine of collective security.]


Despite initial success, for a number of reasons, this war has taken longer than most

anticipated. In 2002, bin Laden and his lieutenants escaped across the border and

established safe haven in Pakistan. America spent nearly eight years fighting a different

war in Iraq. And al Qaeda’s extremist allies within the Taliban have waged a brutal

insurgency.

[The Whereabout of Osama bin Laden have always been known to US intelligence.

President Obama conveys the illusion that US-NATO forces and their intelligence operatives

could not find bin Laden. In the words of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (2002), “it is like

searching for a needle in a stack of hay”.

President Obama also suggests that Al Qaeda operatives equipped with stinger missiles

and Kalashnikovs had managed to outsmart the US-NATO multi-trillion dollar military

machine.]


But over the last three years, the tide has turned. We broke the Taliban’s momentum.

We’ve built strong Afghan security forces. We devastated al Qaeda’s leadership, taking

out over 20 of their top 30 leaders. And one year ago, from a base here in Afghanistan,

our troops launched the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

[A lot has been written on this issue. No proof as to the identity of the person who was

allegedly killed by the Seals Special Forces  In the words of Paul Craig roberts;

The US government’s bin Laden story was so poorly crafted that it did not last 48 hours before being fundamentally altered ]


The goal that I set — to defeat al Qaeda and deny it a chance to rebuild — is now within

our reach.

[There is ample evidence that Al Qaeda is live and kicking. Since 9/11, Al Qaeda has

developed into a multinational entity with “subsidiaries” in various geopolitical hotspots

around the world.

In Libya and Syria, Al Qaeda brigades are the foot soldiers of the US-NATO military alliance.

Wherever the US military and intelligence apparatus is deployed, Al Qaeda is present:

Al Qaeda in Iraq, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the Libya Islamic

Fighting Group (LIFG), Al Shaabab (Somalia), Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb,

Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM) (Army of Mohammed) (Pakistan), Jemaah Islamiya

organization (JI) (Indonesia) Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, etc. (See US State

Department Foreign Terrorist Organizations, United Nations Security Council, List of

individuals, groups, undertakings and other entities associated with Al-Qaida Al-Qaida

Sanctions List)

In a bitter irony, in all these countries, US intelligence is covertly coordinating the activities

of Al Qaeda affiliated groups. Officially counterterrorism consists in fighting the Islamic jihad.

Unofficially through covert operations, Western intelligence supports their “assets” including

terror entities on the US State Department list.

Moreover, these various terrorist organizations are now being used in US-NATO covert

military operations against sovereign countries (e.g. Libya and Syria). According to Israeli

intelligence sources:

“NATO headquarters in Brussels and the Turkish high command are meanwhile

drawing up plans for their first military step in Syria, which is to arm the rebels with

weapons for combating the tanks and helicopters spearheading the Assad regime’s

crackdown on dissent. Instead of repeating the Libyan model of air strikes, NATO

strategists are thinking more in terms of pouring large quantities of anti-tank and

anti-air rockets, mortars and heavy machine guns into the protest centers for

beating back the government armored forces.”(DEBKAfile, NATO to give rebels anti-

tank weapons, August 14, 2011)

]


Ronald Reagan chats with Mujahideen Freedom fighters

Who is or was Osama?

An “intelligence asset”, namely an instrument of the CIA used to justify the “Global War on

Terrorism”.

It is worth recalling that on September 14, 2001, both the House and the Senate adopted a

historical resolution authorizing the president to “go after” countries which “aided the [9/11]

terrorist attacks”

The president is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations,

organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the

terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or

persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United

States by such nations, organizations or persons.

Today in 2012, there is ample evidence that

1) Al Qaeda was not behind the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon.

2) There is also detailed evidence that agencies of the US government as well as NATO, continue

to support and “harbor such organizations” [Al Qaeda and its affiliated  organizations].  In Libya,

the “pro-democracy” rebels were led by Al Qaeda paramilitary brigades under the supervision of

NATO Special Forces. The “Liberation” of  Tripoli was carried out by “former” members of the Libya

Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). The jihadists and NATO work hand in glove.

These “former” Al Qaeda affiliated brigades constitute the backbone of the “pro-democracy” rebellion. 

3) There is mounting evidence that the WTC towers were brought down through controlled

demolition, raising the possibility of complicity and cover-up within the US government, intelligence

and military. (see the writings of Richard Gage,

Undisputed Facts Point to the Controlled Demolition of WTC 7, Global Research, March 2008,

see also video, Richard Gage  Controlled Demolitions Caused the Collapse of the World Trade

Center (WTC) buildings on September 11, 2001, Global Research)

Who is Obama? 

A political liar and a war criminal.

Obama’s scripted speeches are slanted distortions. Realities are turned upside down. Acts of war

are heralded as

peace-making operations…

Ironically, the text of the September 14, 2001 Congressional resolution (see above) does not

exclude judiicial action and criminal investigation directed against the US-NATO sponsors of

international terrorism, including president Obama, who have used the tragic events of 9/11 as a

pretext to wage “a war without borders” under the humanitarian banner of the “Global War on

Terrorism” (GWOT).

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Posted Siba Bizri

Arabic Shoah Editor in Chief 

 صحيفة الديار اللبنانية

بين اليوم الاميركي واليوم الايراني في لبنان ساعات قليلة، لكن زيارة نائب الرئيس الايراني محمد علي رحيمي مقررة منذ حكومة الرئيس سعد الحريري السابقة وهي جاءت في هذا التوقيت الدقيق، اما زيارة كل من فيلتمان وليبرمان فهي تأتي عشية الاطلالة الايرانية اولا وغداة القبض على سفينة الاسلحة ثانيا وفي غمرة تصاعد الحديث عن قانونالانتخابات ثالثا. 

فماذا حمل كل من فيلتمان وليبرمان الى لبنان؟ المسؤول عن الملف اللبناني في الخارجية الاميركية السفير المجرّب، فيلتمان ركز على الشأن الداخلي اللبناني وعرج على الموضوع السوري من النافذة اللبنانية، اما ليبرمان فقد ذهب مباشرة الى الحدث السوري بالخطاب الاميركي التحريضي وتحت العناوين الانسانية ولم ينس تفهم سياسة النأيبالنفس للحكومة اللبنانية. 

وفي التفاصيل، فقد علمت «الديار» من مصدر مطلع ان فيلتمان لم يأتي بأي جديد، ولم يركز على اي موضوع محدد بقدر ما اعطى لزيارته اجواء استطلاعية طارحا بعض الاسئلة حول عناوين داخلية. وتطرق الى الانتخابات النيابية، ولعل اللافت في الاجوبة التي سمعها هو سؤال الرئيس بري له عما اذا كان فريق 14 آذار لا يريد الانتخابات من خلال رفع الشعار بعدم اجرائها في ظل السلاح مذكرا بأن السلاح موجود في كل لبنان، وان السلاح كان في انتخابات عام 2005 وفي العام 2009، وبقي السفير فيلتمان في دائرة الكلام العمومي مع ان المعلومات التي تسربت حول لقائه بجنبلاط تشير الى انه يركز على رئيس الحزب التقدمي الاشتراكي ودوره على الصعيد السياسي والانتخابي كونه يشكل «بيضة القبان» الاساسية في خلق التوازن السياسي اللبناني. 

الى ذلك، اثار الرئيس بري بإسهاب مع المسؤول الاميركي موضوع النفط والغاز مكررا امامه ان لبنان لن يتنازل عن نقطة واحدة من نفطه ولا عن شبر واحد من حدوده الخالصة، ومشددا على الدور الذي يمكن ان تلعبه الامم المتحدةوحتى الولايات المتحدة في هذا الشأن. 

وذكرت المصادر ايضا ان فيلتمان استغل زيارته ايضا لاستطلاع اجواء زيارة نائب الرئيس الايراني الى لبنان والتيبدأت امس ايضا. 

اما بالنسبة لزيارة ليبرمان، فإن زيارته الى وادي خالد تشكل استفزازا واضحا وحركة تحريضية بغض النظر عما جرى خلال هذه الزيارة. 

ومن جهة اخرى، وفي ظل صمت فيلتمان، قال عضو لجنة القوات المسلحة في مجلس الشيوخ الاميركي السيناتور ليبرمان الذي زار الرئيس سليمان والنائب جنبلاط وتفقد النازحين السوريين في منطقة وادي خالد ونقل قلقا من تأثير امتداد الصراع في سوريا على لبنان وطلب من الرئيس ميقاتي مع احترام موقف لبنان وسياسة النأي بالنفس مساعدة اللاجئين السوريين وعدم اعتقال اي لاجئ سوري ورفض تسليم اي سوري من قبل السلطات اللبنانية وتسليمه الىبلاده معربا عن قلقه من عدم تقديم ما يكفي لدعم المعارضة السورية. 

وامس، تبين بوضوح الهدف الحقيقي لزيارة الوفد الاميركي الى لبنان، عندما توجه الوفد بمعظم اعضائه مع النائب ليبرمان الى وادي خالد وتفقد اوضاع اللاجئين وكانت الزيارة تفقدية في ظاهرها لكنها حملت افكارا لوجستية اعتبرتهابعض الاوساط بأنها سترسم الخطوات العملانية من مناطق عازلة وممرات انسانية آمنة. 

وعلم في هذا الصدد ان وفدا اميركيا قد زار المنطقة منذ 10 ايام وقد جال في البقيعة وصولا الى وادي خالد، وكان الوفد الاميركي المؤلف من 10 امنيين اميركيين برفقة ضابط لبناني من العمليات، حيث امضوا يوما شماليا على الحدود مع سوريا. من هنا تؤكد الاوساط المطلعة ان زيارة امس كانت «مكملة» لما قام به الوفد الاميركي منذ 10ايام. 

وذكرت مصادر اخرى متابعة لزيارة فيلتمان انه طالب المسؤولين اللبنانيين الذين التقاهم بضرورة التزام لبنان بالعقوبات المالية والاقتصادية على سوريا وانجاح خيار العقوبات بعد استبعاد خيار التدخل العسكري في الوقت الحالي.
واضافت المصادر ان فيلتمان كان صامتا في معظم زياراته لكنه طرح الكثير من الاسئلة على مستقبليه وتهرب منالاجوبة المحددة الا التي تحمل في طياتها حرصا على استقرار لبنان. 

وابدى فيلتمان قلقا من انعكاس الاحداث السورية على لبنان مشيرا الى ان الازمة مرشحة لمزيد من المراوحة 

واضافت المصادر ان زيارة فيلتمان الى الرئيس ميقاتي تؤشر الى الغطاء الاميركي للحكومة وللسياسة التي يتبعها ميقاتي بشأن الاحداث السورية وسياسة النأي بالنفس. 

وقالت المصادر ان فيلتمان قال في احدى لقاءاته ان واشنطن تؤيد حصول تغيير ديموقراطي في سوريا، لكن ذلك لا يستوجب ابدا ان تؤثر الاوضاع السورية على الوضع الداخلي والاستقرار الداخلي.
واكد فيلتمان على ضرورة بقاء لبنان ملتزما بالقرارات الدولية وبالعقوبات على سوريا وعدم تسليم اي لاجئ سوري، لكنه بدا مساندا لقرار ضبط الحدود اللبنانية – السورية. رحيمي ومحادثات مع ميقاتي 

وفي موازاة جولة فيلتمان وليبرمان، كان نائب رئيس الجمهورية الايرانية الدكتور محمد رضا رحيمي يجري محادثات في السراي الحكومي مع الرئيس ميقاتي والوفد اللبناني الذي ضم العديد من الوزراء، حيث جرى التأكيد على ضرورة تثمير الاتفاقات ومذكرات التفاهم الثنائية، علما ان رحيمي والوفد المرافق سيلتقون عددا من القيادات اللبنانية وكذلك الامين العام لحزب الله السيد حسن نصرالله. مصادر المستقبل لـ«الديار» لا صمت 

مع هذه الحكومة بعد اليوم 

من جهة ثانية، ذكرت مصادر في تيار «المستقبل» ان لا صمت ولا سكوت ولا مهادنة مع الحكومة الميقاتية بعد الآ ومن يدور في فلكها، فبعد المهرجان في طريق الجديدة، فإن خطوات اخرى ومواقف نارية ستصدر في احتفال تيار المستقبل نهار الاحد حيث تدعو المصادر الى ترقب كلمة رئيس تيار المستقبل النائب سعد الحريري والتي ستكون نارية في الشأنين الداخلي والاقليمي وتحديدا في الازمة السورية، مع حرص تيار المستقبل على الاستقرار العام في البلاد لكننا سنستخدم كل الوسائل الديموقراطية لاسقاط الحكومة وان الناس ستسقط هذه الحكومة من خلال عجزها وفسادها.
واضافت مصادر المستقبل: سامح الله وليد جنبلاط الذي جعل عون يتغنى بالاكثرية ويعدد وزراؤه الفاشلين، لكن ذلكلن يوم طويلا. 

جلسة مجلس الوزراء العادية 

وفي السراي الحكومي، عقد مجلس الوزراء جلسة عادية برئاسة الرئيس نجيب ميقاتي التي ناقشت جدول اعمال عادي غابت عنه الملفات الخلافية، وألقى الرئيس ميقاتي خلال الجلسة كلمة اشاد فيها بالانجاز الذي حققه الجيش اللبناني بتوقيف باخرة الاسلحة ووضع الوزراء في اجواء زيارته الى بروكسل واكد على سعي الحكومة لمعالجة المسائل الاجتماعية، علما ان مجلس الوزراء لم يتطرق الى اضراب الاتحاد العمالي العام، فيما اكد وزير الاعلام ردا على سؤال حول موضوع رفع الحد الادنى للاجور في القطاع العام ان كل المواضيع المالية تم تأجيل البحث فيها الى جلسة اليوم، وان البند المتعلق بالحد الادنى للاجور الذي اقر في جلسة اليوم (امس) متعلق بالموظفين المنتهية خدماتهم خلال الاعوام 96 – 97 – 98 وفروقات الرواتب المستحقة بين 1/1/1996 وتاريخ انتهاء خدماتهم، علما ان مجلس الوزراء يعقد اليوم جلسته في بعبدا لمناقشة قانون الانتخابات بالاضافة الى مشروع القرار المقدم من وزير المال محمد الصفدي بشأن الـ8900 مليار ليرة والذي اخذ بملاحظات رئيس الجمهورية، في حين اشار الوزير محمد الصفدي ان اجتماعا سيعقد في وزارة المال اليوم لوضع اللمسات الاخيرة على الموازنة وارسالها الى مجلس الوزراء متوقعا عقدجلسات استثنائية لمناقشة بنود الموازنة واقرارها سريعا. 

علما ان مجلس الوزراء لم يتطرق الى موضوع استئجار البواخر التركية لانتاج الكهرباء بعد الملاحظات عليه، كما اجّل اتخاذ قرار حول المشروع المقدم من وزير الطاقة وحول مشروع التعاون المشترك بين لبنان وسوريا في التنقيب عنالنفط حيث اخذ هذا البند جدلا واعتراضات من قبل وزراء جبهة النضال الوطني وتم تأجيله. 

لكن مجلس الوزراء وافق على قبول هبة عبارة عن طلقات ومشاعل كهربائية لتعطيل العبوات والاجسام المشبوهةمقدمة من الولايات المتحدة لصالح قوى الامن الداخلي. 

كذلك طرح وزير الشباب والرياضة فيصل كرامي موضوع باخرة الاسلحة التي اوقفها الجيش مطالبا بإعلان التحقيقات وكشف الجهة المرسلة إليها داعيا الى عدم استغلال قضية النازحين الانسانية لاغراض سياسية.
في حين انتقد عدد من الوزراء زيارة المسؤول الاميركي لوادي خالد واعتبروها تدخلا بالشؤون الداخلية للبنان واستغلال النازحين السوريين لاغراض سياسية وحضهم على الوقوف ضد النظام. جعجع وفريقان في محاولة اغتيالي
جدد رئيس الهيئة التنفيذية في القوات اللبنانية سمير جعجع موقفه عن وجود فريقين في محاولة اغتياله، «لا اعرف ان كانا معنيين ام ادخلا انفسهما بها وهما حزب الله والمجموعة القيادية العونية، من خلال الطريقة التي تصرفا بها عبر تضليل التحقيق ومساعدة من يقف وراء هذه المحاولة كما فعلا في كل محاولات الاغتيال التي شهدناها في لبنان».

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«صديق إسرائيل» في وادي خالد

Posted By: Siba Bizri

Arabic Shoah editor in Chief

روبير عبد الله – صحيفة الأخبار اللبنانية 

 «لو تحرك شعور السيناتور وأمثاله يوم كان اللاجئون العراقيون يتدفقون إلى لبنان، أو يوم كانت إسرائيل تدك لبنان بالطائرات الأميركية». بهذه العبارة، علّق أحد العكاريين على زيارة عضو مجلس الشيوخ الأميركي جوزف ليبرمان لوادي خالد. فالسياسي الأميركي، المعروف بصداقته لإسرائيل، عبّر عن «تأثره» بالروايات التي نقلها عن النازحين السوريين في وادي خالد، خلال زيارته المنطقة أمس. قال ليبرمان: «بالنسبة إليّ، كان الأمر مؤثراً وشخصياً، هناك رجل وصف لي ما عاناه في الأشهر الماضية، وكان شاهداً على مقتل أخيه على أيديالقوات السورية».

المكان الذي التقى فيه السيناتور الأميركي النازحين السوريين هو المكان عينه الذي تعرفت من خلاله شخصيات عديدة من الرابع عشر من آذار على وادي خالد، أي في منزل رئيس بلدية المقيبلة السابق محمود خزعل، الذي رحب في حينه بـ«صقور 14 آذار» الذين جاؤوا إلى وادي خالد لـ«كسر الحصار الإعلامي». حاولت «الأخبار» أن تستعلم من خزعل عن حيثيات الزيارة، لكن ما إن بدأ الاتصال حتى قطعه الرجل قائلاً: «أحدثك لاحقاً، فقد جاءني اتصال من السفارة». لم يقل خزعل السفارة «الأميركية»، لكن الكلمة الثانية كانت لزوم ما لا يلزم.
على بعد أمتار من منزل خزعل، لم يسمع صوت للنائب السابق محمد يحيى، إذ شهد منزله أكبر احتفالات المبايعة للرئيس السوري. كما لم تسمع أصوات ممانعة من جانب قوى 8 آذار الأخرى، لا من جانب التجمع الشعبي العكاري ولا من جبهة العمل الإسلامي، فضلاً عن الأحزاب «القومية والوطنية»، مضافاً إليها التيار الوطني الحر. فجاء الاعتراض من شخصيات وناشطين غير محسوبين على النظام السوري، مثل مسؤول مجلس البيئة في عكار الذي سجّل، علاوة على ما قاله أعلاه، عتبه على التيار الوطني الحر وعلى الدولة اللبنانية، وعلى وزير الخارجية لعدم منعه «قناصل الدول الأجنبية من اللعب بمصائرنا». وكان ليبرمان قد التقى نازحين سوريين، ووعدهم بقربسقوط النظام في بلادهم.

وفي بيروت، زار ليبرمان السرايا الحكومية، حيث التقى رئيس الحكومة نجيب ميقاتي. وبعد اللقاء، صرّح السيناتور الأميركي قائلاً إن زيارته للبنان تهدف الى البحث في الوضع في سوريا، معتبراً أن «دول المنطقة لم تقم بما يلزم لدعم المعارضة السورية». وأوضح أنه «يتفهم سياسة النأي بالنفس التي يتبعها لبنان تجاه العمل العسكري في سوريا، وأن هناك قلقاً لبنانياً من امتداد أزمة سوريا الى لبنان». وأكد ليبرمان «أهمية المحافظة على المحكمة الدولية الخاصة بلبنان»، شاكراً للحكومة اللبنانية «الإيفاء بالتزاماتها بهذا الخصوص».من هو جوزف ليبرمان؟

هو سيناتور ولاية كونيكتيكت ومرشح الحزب الديموقراطي لمنصب نائب الرئيس الأميركي عام 2000. برز اسم ليبرمان (70 عاماً) خلال عهد جورج والكر بوش، إذ كان من بين الداعمين بقوة للحرب على العراق، وهو يدعو منذ عام 2010 الى شنّ هجوم عسكري على إيران. ليبرمان معروف بمواقفه الداعمة لإسرائيل، ويعدّ من السياسيين الحريصين على متانة العلاقة بين الولايات المتحدة والدولة العبرية. وهو أيضاً من أبرز المدافعين عن العلاقة مع إسرائيل والضغط من أجل تأمين مصلحتها والحفاظ على أمنها.

في بيان له في آب عام 2010، يقول ليبرمان: «أشدد على دعمي لأمن إسرائيل وللقدس عاصمة موحدة للإسرائيليين، مع حرصي الدائم على علاقة صلبة ومتينة بين الولايات المتحدة وإسرائيل مبنية على قيم موحدة خالدة وعلى مصالح مشتركة وأعداء مشتركين».

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48% من الإسرائيليين يريدون بقاء نتنياهو

Posted By: Siba Bizri

Arabic Shoah Editor in Chief

صحيفة الأخبار اللبنانية

أظهر استطلاع للرأي، اليوم، أن نحو نصف الإسرائيليين يريدون بقاء رئيس الوزراء بنيامين نتنياهو في منصبه بعد الانتخابات العامة المبكرة، التي ستجري في أيلول المقبل، في الوقت الذي أكد فيه استطلاع آخر أن حزب الليكود ما زال يحافظ على قوته وأنه سيحصل على 31 مقعداً في الكنيست، إذا جرت الانتخابات اليوم.

ذكرت وسائل إعلام إسرائيلية أن أغلبية الأحزاب الإسرائيلية وافقت على إجراء الانتخابات العامة المبكرة في 4 أيلول/ سبتمبر المقبل، وأن رئيس التحالف في الكنيست عضو الكنيست، زئيف ألكين، من حزب الليكود الحاكم، سيقدم الأسبوع المقبل مشروع قانون لحل الكنيست.

ويتوقع أن تؤيد غالبية أعضاء الكنيست مشروع القانون ليخرج الكنيست إلى عطلة انتخابات بعد غدٍ، وذلك بعدأسبوعين فقط من بدء دورته الصيفية.

وتقرر موعد إجراء الانتخابات المبكرة بعدما اتفق أحزاب الليكود والعمل وشاس، على موعدها، بينما دعا حزب «إسرائيل بيتنا»، برئاسة وزير الخارجية أفيغدور ليبرمان، إلى إجرائها في موعد مبكر أكثر، إضافة إلى دعوة رئيسحزب كديما، شاؤول موفاز، إلى إجرائها في تشرين الأول/ أكتوبر.

وفي السياق، نشرت صحيفة «هآرتس» الإسرائيلية، اليوم، استطلاعاً للرأي يظهر أن 48% من الإسرائيليين يرون أن نتنياهو هو الأفضل لمنصب رئيس الحكومة، فيما اختار 15% رئيسة حزب العمل شيلي يحيموفيتش، و 9%ليبرمان، في الوقت الذي رأى فيه 6% فقط أن موفاز هو الأفضل لرئاسة الحكومة.

كذلك، يبيّن الاستطلاع أن 51% من الإسرائيليين لا يوافقون على أقوال رئيس جهاز الأمن العام «الشاباك»، يوفال ديسكين، الذي انتقد بشدة سياسة نتنياهو، مؤكداً أنه لا يثق بقدرته هو ووزير الدفاع إيهود باراك على قيادة حرب ضد إيران، فيما وافقه 25% الرأي.

وقال 49% من الإسرائيليين إن وضعهم الاقتصادي لم يتغير خلال السنوات الثلاث الماضية من ولاية حكومة نتنياهو، في مقابل تأكيد 30% أن وضعهم الاقتصادي ساء، بينما تحسن الوضع الاقتصادي لـ20%.
من جهة أخرى، كشف استطلاع آخر، نشرته صحيفة «معاريف» الإسرائيلية اليوم، أن حزب الليكود ما زال يحافظ على قوته وأنه إذا جرت الانتخابات اليوم فإنه سيحصل على 31 مقعداً في الكنيست، فيما لا يزال حزب العمل فيالمكان الثاني وسيحصل على 18 مقعداً.

وتوقع الاستطلاع أن يحصل حزب «إسرائيل بيتنا» على 12 مقعداً، وحزب كديما على 11 مقعداً، علماً بأن هذا الحزب فاز في الانتخابات الماضية بـ28 مقعداً.

يذكر أن رئيسة كديما السابقة، تسيبي ليفني، قدمت استقالتها من الكنيست، أول من أمس، وذلك في أعقاب خسارتها رئاسة الحزب لمصلحة موفاز، معلنةً أمس أنها ستعمل على تغيير حكومة نتنياهو.
ويتوقع أن يحصل حزب «يوجد مستقبل» الجديد، الذي أسسه الإعلامي يائير لبيد، على 11 مقعداً، بينما ستحصلالأحزاب العربية مجتمعة على 10 مقاعد.

ووفقاً للاستطلاع، سيحصل حزب شاس على 8 مقاعد، وحزب «يهدوت هتوراه» على 6 مقاعد، وحزب ميرتس على 5 مقاعد، وحزب «البيت اليهودي» على 4 مقاعد، فضلاً عن 4 مقاعد لحزب «الاتحاد القومي»، في ظل توقعاتبعدم تجاوز حزب «عتصماؤوت» برئاسة وزير الدفاع إيهود باراك نسبة الحسم.

تجدر الإشارة إلى أن باراك شدد أمس على أنه ليس معنياً بضمان مكان له في قائمة حزب الليكود الحاكم.

(يو بي آي)

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جمعية لبنانية في كاليفورنيا تطبّعُ مع الاسرائيليين.. وطفلٌ تونسي يرفض التطبيع

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جمعية لبنانية في كاليفورنيا

Posted By: siba bizri

Arabic Shoah Editor in Chief

موقع المنار

في إطار محاولات التطبيع مع الإسرائيليين تقوم بها جهات لبنانية في الخارج تحت مسميات متعددة كُشف عن اعتزام ناد اجتماعي لبناني في كاليفورنيا احياء احتفال مشترك مع مجلس القيادة الاسرائيلية لجمع التبرعات، في المقابل انسحب طفل تونسي من بطولة رياضية عالمية عندما علم أن منافسه اسرائيلي.

ما المشكلة في أن يشارك النادي الاجتماعي اللبناني في كاليفورنيا في احتفال مشترك الأحد المقبل مع مجلس القيادةالاسرائيلية؟ 

الهدف المعلن جمع الاموال لمساعدة الاطفال المحرومين في لبنان و”اسرائيل”.
جريدة الاخبار تواصلت مع أحد منظمي الحفل اللبناني الاميركي باتريك ملكون، الذي استغرب أن يثير الموضوع أي مشكلة، مؤكداً قيام الحفل في موعده المحدد، وان ريعه سيعود لمنظمة غير حكومية في لبنان.
في المقابل، الموقع الالكتروني للمجلس المزعوم كفيل بتوضيح أهدافه ونشاطاته:

 تمويل الجيش الاسرائيلي – 

 نشر الثقافة والمبادئ الصهيونية –
 دعم طلّاب ومدارس مستعمرة سيديروت –
 تقوية الشبكة الطالبية الإسرائيلية في الجامعات والنوادي الاميركية – 
 تشجيع كل المبادرات التي تفعّل أمن إسرائيل وشؤونها الاجتماعية وعلاقاتها بالولايات المتحدة – 
 دعوة الشباب الاسرائيليين الأميركيين إلى التجنّد في صفوف الجيش الاسرائيلي وتأليف قوة يعتمد عليها في الاحتياط العسكري جاهزة لتلبية أي نداء طارئ من الكيان.

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