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Endorsement of such symbols of British Imperial Criminality as the Armed Forces and the royal Family?

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By: Joti Brar

Is it just me, or was it kind of disgusting to see every big-name artist in Britain queueing up to wrap themselves in the flag on Sunday night? To join in the endorsement of such symbols of British imperial criminality as the armed forces and the royal family?

Kudos to Danny Boyle for being a very talented director. But shame on him for forgetting what that flag meant to his Irish ancestors – and hundreds of millions of other oppressed and exploited people around the world. Not to mention every class-conscious worker in Britain.

The music was uplifting, the production was marvellous. But what was it all for?? To make us forget what that the imperial flag they were waving represents and push us all into believing that we are ONE nation; in it together on all fronts (be that facing the economic crisis or launching the latest genocidal war).

Forget about rulers and ruled, exploiters and exploited; most definitely forget that the royals, the army and the flag are symbols of British imperialist oppression and slaughter all over the world. Does it stop being the Butcher’s Apron just because you can make it out of pretty lights and put the Spice Girls in the middle of it?

I like to think John Lennon would have had something to say to Ms Ono if he could have seen the use to which she let the organisers put his music and his image.

Of course it was a beautiful moment when his face appeared alongside his voice to sing the magical words of ‘Imagine’. So lovely that it almost made you forget that this was the most corporate games in history, and that the Queen (as head of state) and the army would most definitely have something to say about it if workers in Britain really DID start to ‘Imagine no possessions’ or ‘Imagine there’s no countries … nothing to kill or die for’.

Really, ‘Imagine all the people sharing all the world’ is about as far away from what these games represented as you can get; the exact opposite of the role that Britain currently plays in the world.

Why would someone of Irish descent be so happy to help create an image of this country that ignores imperialism, whitewashes war criminals and prettifies the mercenary forces that are even now participating in butchery in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan?

Don’t let a few gold medals and some cute ways to ‘reinvent’ the red, white and blue fool you. There is no ‘Team GB’. There are British rulers and British workers, and their interests are diametrically opposed to one another. If it’s good for them you can be sure as hell that it’s bad for the rest of us.

But they are exceptionally organised and very experienced in finding ways to keep the rest of us weak and stupid.

They use racism, sexism, class prejudice and every other kind of divisive trick to keep us isolated from one another, and they use the Olympics, the Jubilee and all the rest to try to persuade us to identify with them and their culture; to kid ourselves that they rule on our behalf and not merely in their own interests.

Everything we wrote about the jubilee applies here too:

“The Queen is not ‘ours’, but theirs. She is of and for that tiny handful of ruthless exploiters who keep the world’s people in poverty and servitude, and we must not be fooled by sentimental hogwash into imagining that she has any interest in seeing our children taken care of.”

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USA Holds Its Breath Saudi Arabia’s uprising surmounts the regime’s impregnable shield

By Zayd Alisa 

As popular uprisings swept the Arab world, many experts stressed that Saudi Arabia was immune from turbulences, let alone, regime-ousting uprisings. Confident that its internal front was impeccably secure, the Saudi regime focused on achieving its external overarching goals, which ranged from holding at bay the spread of popular uprisings clamouring for democratic change, to severely undermining what it perceives, as the mounting Iranian and Shia influence, and ensuring the survival of other monarchies. 

The Saudi regime offered Ben Ali, Tunisia’s dictator, refuge, and the Saudi king gave his emphatic support to Mubarek, Eygpt’s tyrant. And even, in the post-Mubarek era, it has regained its huge influence through the military council and the extremist Salafi movement. As for Yemen, the Saudi regime launched its own initiative to replace Saleh – Yemen’s dictator, by another staunch ally, namely his deputy, Mansour – and to underline the futility of uprisings.    

For the Saudis, the Bahraini uprising was indisputably the nightmare scenario. Since, Bahrain – a deeply entrenched dictatorship –  is governed by Al Khalifa family, from the Sunni minority, while the vast majority are Shia. Similarly, the Shia constitute the overwhelming majority in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Province, which is literally a stone-throw from Bahrain. Shia in both countries, have constantly complained of intolerable discrimination. Fearing the pervasion of the uprising to Saudi Arabia, the king offered billions of dollars in benefits, strictly prohibited protests, rewarded the Wahhabi Salafi religious establishment and, most ominously, gave the green light to the Saudi army to invade and occupy Bahrain.    

What is incontestable is the pivotal role played by the radical and regressive Wahhabi Salafi religious establishment in giving religious legitimacy to the Saudi regime, which in turn provides it with the vital funding to propagate and export its violent ideology. According to the Wahhabi ideology it is strictly forbidden to oppose the ruler. The fatwas issued by the religious establishment were utilised by the Interior ministry headed by Nayef, which declared, on February 2011, that these protests were the new terrorism and would be crushed, just like Al-Qaida. The death of Sultan, and the appointment of Nayef, in October 2011, was marked by the cold blooded murder of protestors in the Eastern province. 

The Saudi regime’s overriding priority has always been to establish and bolster its position as the indisputable guardian of Sunni Islam. Ever since the Iranian revolution, the Saudi regime has endeavoured to present all the major conflicts in the region as an integral part of an ongoing existential sectarian war waged against Sunnis by Iran. So, when the uprising erupted in Bahrain, the Saudi regime strived to instigate sectarian strife, to stave of any uprising by its Sunni majority.                   

The USA must be holding its breath as Saudi Arabia’s uprising surmounts sectarian divisions by spreading to Sunni areas like Hijaz, and even reaching the regime’s heartland, in Riyadh.     

The weakening in the Saudi regime’s internal front is largely due to: first, it has tirelessly supported dictators in crushing uprisings by the Sunnis in Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen. Second, its inconsistent position in unequivocally backing secular monarchies like Morocco, Jordan against Sunni Islamic movements. Third, the king’s inexcusable failure to activate the allegiance council to select the heir to the throne twice within eight months. This, has consolidated the widespread perception that the royal family is embroiled in a vicious power struggle, and it marginalises its senior members. Fourth, the undeniable success of uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya  and Yemen in ousting their dictators. Fifth, the King’s failure to lead by example, rather than stipulating reform and a halt to killings in Syria. Sixth, the failure to tackle the chronic problems, such as unemployment and corruption. Seventh, foreign educated Saudis are increasingly questioning the legitimacy of dictatorship. Eighth, mounting fears of secession by the Eastern province. And finally, the death of Nayef has revealed that he was used by the regime as the perfect pretext for not undertaking meaningful reform. Because, despite the appointment of Salman – who is perceived as a reformer – there has been absolutely no reforms. And alarmingly, an upsurge in the regime’s savagery, especially with the arrest and even torture of the Shia religious leader Nimr Al Nimr.   

The USA should be deeply concerned about the stability of Saudi Arabia, not only because its implacable support to the regime has made a mockery of its pretention of defending democracy and human rights, but, more menacingly, Saudi Arabia was the country where (15 out of 19) of the 9/11 suicide bombers, and the mastermind, Osama Bin Laden, came from. The USA needs to stand on the right side of the present and future of Saudi Arabia, by extending the oil-for-protection deal to an (oil and concrete democratic reforms-for-protection deal). 

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Press TV: US police forces being Israelized

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US police forces being Israelized: Gordon Duff

(Editor’s Note:  The article below drew a hostile response from the CATO Institute and a myriad of suspicious “robo-sites” suspected of ties to terrorist organizations.  It is our considered judgement that the information below is of value and is seen as a significant threat to the plans of those who have “bad intentions” toward the people of the United States.” 

By Press TV and Gordon Duff

 A military analyst says police departments in the United States are being trained by Israeli groups aiming to sink the country into total militarization and dictatorship, Press TV reports.

Slowly, every police department in the United States, at the behest of the Department of Homeland Security [DHS], is being trained by Israeli groups. As part of this training, there is an increased move to use of military uniforms, armored vehicles, heavy weapons, illegal surveillance, lying to the people, press and courts and systematic interference in the electoral system,” Gordon Duff wrote in an article on Press TV website.

He went on to say that, the process of “Israelization” of police in the US includes several policies which “the new Israeli trained American police are tasked with stopping opposition to”.

“Total militarization of police, military tactics, utter disrespect for civil law, the constitution, civil liberties, freedom of speech and the unbridled growth of centralized power under unlimited corruption; government by money and organized crime. Systematic suppression of dissent…,” Duff noted.
The analyst added that the US has a reputation for corrupt police organizations with many senior American officers imprisoned every year.

Duff further explained that, “Every major American city and most smaller departments, and there are thousands, are being ‘retrained,’ not to fight corruption but being armed for civil war, trained to work directly with military personnel to police America in accordance with unpublished policies …”

He also stated that all the terrorist acts that happen in the US involve the American law enforcement, which “recruit terrorists or carefully remove key suspects”.
“What careful analysis indicates is that the groups that are training our police are, if not exactly the same, are closely related to groups suspected of being terrorists themselves, providing support for terrorists in Africa and the Middle East,” Duff concluded.

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American Police Now “Israeli/DHS Trained,” Precursor to Dictatorship

Slowly, every police department in the United States, at the behest of the Department of Homeland Security, is being trained by Israeli groups.

As part of this training, there is an increased move to use of military uniforms, armoured vehicles, heavy weapons, illegal surveillance, lying to the people, press and courts and systematic interference in the electoral system.

They are becoming “Israeli.”

The door to this foreign influence in America was thrown open by the Department of Homeland Security and, in particular, Michael Chertoff, an Israeli citizen who was, in particular, most instrumental as former Director of DHS in implementing policies challenged as unconstitutional, policies the new “Israeli trained” American police are tasked with stopping opposition to.

“Israelization” of American police is a simple process:

•· Total militarization of police, military tactics, utter disrespect for civil law, the constitution, civil liberties, freedom of speech and the unbridled growth of centralized power under unlimited corruption; government by money and organized crime.

•· Systematic suppression of dissent

•· Systematic use of intimidation to control the electoral process at every level of government

•· Seamless coordination with military and “internationalist” groups to prepare for mass internment of sectors of the population, numbering in the millions

•· Coordinated use of full military power including but not limited to bombing, strafing, heavy artillery and summary executions, the same methods Israel uses on a daily basis

 •· Even more control of the press, based on the Israeli model, with two “controlled” views, on pro-government and the second, “controlled opposition.”

INFILTRATION

It is absolutely necessary to differentiate between legitimate Israeli companies and those working tied to quasi-governmental organized crime in America. It is also necessary that citizenry, in particular Americans of Jewish background, recognize that a systematic campaign of controlled and revised history and, more seriously, orchestrated “incidents” are coordinated with groups misrepresenting themselves as defending the Jewish people.

These groups, several come to mind, are, in actuality, Israeli “psyops” groups that actually work on an active basis with terrorists. What are we saying?

90% of terrorism, worldwide, including many of the mass killing incidents, all show a pattern of involvement by intelligence organizations. Almost all “terror threats” and “staged announcements” are traced to groups tied directly to the same people who show up at our door with the “cure” to a disease they themselves create.

“While in Abuja, Nigeria, 3 weeks before the attack on the national police station, I met with Chief of Security Gordon Obua, a close friend and told him this:

“We have identified the Headquarters of the National Police as a potential target. It has an unguarded gate and parking facility and is close to the presidential palace. We predict that a car bomb will be exploded there, followed by one other bombing attack.

At these attacks, you will be approached by a security company that will offer you, not only protection by a massive bribe.”

The meeting was in the presidential suite of the Transcon Hilton in Abuja, witnessed by my legal team. The attack as described happened exactly 3 weeks later and the company that came with a suitcase of cash and a promise to turn Abuja, a beautiful city into “Fortress Abuja” is among those now training American police.

The same group is also suspected in the bombing of a Christian Church in Alexandria, Egypt, on January 1, 2011, another car bomb. Similarly, recent bombings in Cameroon, Kenya and Tanzania have the same “fingerprints.”

The same group “ran” theDetroit “Crotch Bomber.”

The Israeli handlers who worked with Abdullah Mohamed in Yemen and walking him onto a plane to the US with a bomb, no ticket, no passport and no visa, as witnessed by two Detroit area lawyers, Kurt and Lori Haskell, also train American police.

We see this over and over, police, government and terrorists, all the same thing.

Of course, few Americans are aware that the “spokesman” for the group called “Al Qaeda” is actually an American named Adam Perlman whose grandfather helped found the ADL (Anti-Defamation League)

To some, terrorism is a business, and like a tire store that leaves nails in the road nearby, some “counter-terrorism” companies have more experience in building car bombs than finding them.

WHY AMERICA?

Israeli security companies, primarily made up of active Mossad and former IDF members, began working across Africa. Israeli expertise in wiretapping on behalf of ruling parties was what opened the door. Their expertise, as shown in Britain by the Murdoch/News of the World scandals, is excellent.

They were even able to wiretap the 3 prime ministers, members of the royal family, heads of police and national security agencies, key members of legislative bodies and a hand full of celebrities. The equipment for this costs millions, can only be brought into the country by diplomatic pouch and its use is considered espionage as it foments broad unregulated and unauthorized wiretapping, totally unaccountable.

Hundreds of such units are with America police departments, as advised by the Department of Homeland Security, to keep track of group they feel require observation, despite recent court rulings that have overturned FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) as unconstitutional.

Among the groups watched are veteran’s organizations, the Tea Party, Christian, Muslim and Jewish religious groups, labor unions, professional organizations and members of government, police officers and members of Federal law enforcement and anti-drug organizations.

Former American military, even the crippled and maimed, now head every “terror watch list.”

CORRUPTION

The truth is, America has a long reputation for corrupt police organizations. Every few years there is, in every major city, an investigation with the police commissioner and many senior officers imprisoned.
At one point, Bernie Kerik, nominee for head of the Department of Homeland Security and Police Commissioner of the City of New York had actually served as Minister of the Interior of Iraq under the interim US government that ran that country after the 2003 invasion.

Kerik is in prison, originally charged with 16 felonies, some committed while running Iraq and facing a 142 year sentence and millions in fines. In a plea deal, Kerik is only serving 4 years. Kerik, prior to becoming police commissioner, Minister of the Interior of Iraq and nearly taking over the operation of the largest agency in the United States was New York mayor Rudy Giuliani’s driver.

Every major American city and most smaller departments, and there are thousands, are being “retrained,” not to fight corruption but being armed for civil war, trained to work directly with military personnel to police America in accordance with unpublished policies mistakenly announced by Army head, General Odierno, as published in his article for the Council on Foreign Relations in the May/June edition of Foreign Affairs:

“Where appropriate we will also dedicate active-duty forces, especially those with niche skills and equipment, to provide civilian officials with a robust set of reliable and rapid response options.”

As for the Department of Homeland Security, spearheading the Israeli takeover of America’s police, David Rittgers of the Cato Institute has noted:

“A long line of fusion center and DHS reports labeling broad swaths of the public as a threat to national security. The North Texas Fusion System labeled Muslim lobbyists as a potential threat; a DHS analyst in Wisconsin thought both pro- and anti-abortion activists were worrisome; a Pennsylvania homeland security contractor watched environmental activists, Tea Party groups, and a Second Amendment rally; the Maryland State Police put anti-death penalty and anti-war activists in a federal terrorism database; a fusion center in Missouri thought that all third-party voters and Ron Paul supporters were a threat….”

Wikipedia quotes the following on the quality of management and personnel at DHS, a national scandal in itself:

“In July 2006, the Office of Personnel Management conducted a survey of federal employees in all 36 federal agencies on job satisfaction and how they felt their respective agency was headed. DHS was last or near to last in every category including;

•· 33rd on the talent management index

•· 35th on the leadership and knowledge management index

•· 36th on the job satisfaction index

•· 36th on the results-oriented performance culture index

The low scores were attributed to major concerns about basic supervision, management and leadership within the agency. Examples from the survey reveal most concerns are about promotion and pay increase based on merit, dealing with poor performance, rewarding creativity and innovation, leadership generating high levels of motivation in the workforce, recognition for doing a good job, lack of satisfaction with various component policies and procedures and lack of information about what is going on with the organization.”

CREATING THE PERFECT POLICE STATE

The visible face of the totalitarian takeover of America is candidate Mitt Romney, sworn to start a world war for Israel, his backers, Sheldon Adelson, gambling boss of Las Vegas and China, the Koch Brothers and the Israel lobby, said to control America’s congress, certainly 100% of the Republican Party.

GASOLINE PRICING MANIPULATION THROUGH TERRORISM

Gasoline pricing in the world is run by the Koch Brothers who manage the futures market. Fuel prices are unrelated to oil costs but rather manipulated to serve political interests of two Israeli-American billionaires with extremist views.

During the past two weeks, there have been multiple “accidents” in refineries and with pipelines. These have, in fact been terror attacks, cutting refinery output in the US significantly, blocking oil pipelines from the Middle East and inside the US.

None of this, and it is terrorism, has been reported. There is only one cause and that is tied to who benefits from economic problems in an election year, this being Mitt Romney and the Likudist faction in Israel that is advocating war with Iran, not fought by Israel but by the United States, of course.

PATTERNS
As with the mass shootings, be they Columbine years ago, Gabby Giffords at Tucson or so many others, the anthrax attacks now tied to our own government to the DC sniper, police and federal authorities have given out false press notices, sometimes showed up at crime scenes long after normal response times or may well have been complicit.
Nearly every terrorist act that supposedly occurs in the US involves law enforcement recruiting terrorists or carefully removing key suspects who were actually police officers involved.

The Oklahoma City bombing had several suspects disappear. The Detroit airport bombing attempt had witnesses report multiple arrests but no trials.
9/11 had nearly arrested, 2 on the George Washington Bridge who set off a truck bomb but disappeared the next day, people we suspect of being tied to law enforcement or “training groups” that are, in reality terrorists.

TERRORISM IS LAW ENFORCEMENT

What careful analysis indicates is that the groups that are training our police are, if not exactly the same, are closely related to groups suspected of being terrorists themselves, providing support for terrorists in Africa and the Middle East, be it Boko Harum in Nigeria or the PKK in Turkey.

Should our new police cars say?

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Crimes Against Humanity

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Posted by: Sammi Ibrahem Sr

by Stephen Lendman

 

Israel commits daily crimes against humanity. Intermittently, crimes or war are committed.

For decades, Palestinians have been ruthlessly persecuted and denied justice.

Dozens of incidents occur daily. Media scoundrels suppress or ignore them.

On July 30, Israel placed 10 International Solidarity Movement (ISM) activists in administrative detention uncharged. ISM resists Israeli repression nonviolently.

Activists are frequently arrested, detained, mistreated, then deported. Israel considers supporting right over wrong illegal.

Palestinian Authority (PA) officials enforce Israeli lawlessness. Collaborationist leaders betray their people. Maliciously they accuse internationals of anti-PA incitement.

Al Haq said the PA’s “persistent disregard for international law, combined with recurring abuses committed by several Palestinian security agencies in the West Bank have done nothing to appease the frustrations of Palestinian people.”

Abbas and prime minister Salam Fayyad lack legitimacy. So do those around them. “Palestinians have come to expect little more than the suppression of freedom of expression, arbitrary arrest and even worse from their governing authority.”

They collaborate with Israel’s illegal occupation. They derive special benefits for services rendered. Palestinians have no confidence they’ll end land theft, settlement expansions, Gaza’s siege, Israel’s separation wall, and numerous other daily abuses.

They enforce and replicate Israel’s worst policies. They attack peaceful protesters violently. They imprison Palestinians for political reasons. They crush dissent. They ignore rule of law principles and judicial rulings. They’re disgraceful puppets serving Israeli interests.

On July 9, solidarity activists were arrested near Jenin. They were protesting Israeli land theft. Villagers participated with them. Israeli security guards and settlers harassed them. Internationals through their lawyer were told they’d be deported.

On July 10, six peace activists were arrested near Nablus. Detention followed. They helped villagers remove illegal roadblocks. Four internationals await deportation. Two Israeli citizens were released without charge.

On July 15, detained activists began hunger striking in protest. Multiple strip searches followed. A Canadian national was beaten.

Following a July 17 hearing, Judge Nissim Yeshaya ordered six activists deported the same day. Their request for delay to appeal was denied.

Two Swedish nationals remained imprisoned. They petitioned Israel’s Supreme Court for redress. Deportations were delayed but requests for bail were denied.

ISM activists are prime targets. Israel’s Interior Ministry says they threaten state security. They “hamper the security activities of the (IDF) and sometimes even endanger the safety of soldiers.”

Their “goal….is to thwart the activity of the security forces in the territories and impede their work of preventing terrorism.”

Israel considers peaceful protests threatening. Palestinians and internationals are targeted, arrested, mistreated, detained, and deported if they don’t reside in Palestine or Israel.

Medical Malpractice

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-I) discussed four Palestinian patients. They also described a “system that denies medical care.”

Israel denied four Palestinians access to badly needed treatment. They live in Gaza. Facilities there can’t provide it. Their condition is critical. Their request for West Bank or East Jerusalem medical care was rejected. Their lives hang in the balance.

Israel’s bureaucracy is Kafkaesque. Patients go through extensive interrogations. Permit permission is needed. PHR-I petitions on their behalf. Usually it falls on deaf ears. Lives are lost because care unavailable in Gaza can’t be accessed elsewhere.

Abusing Palestinian Prisoners

On August 7, PHR-I, Addameer and Al-Haq reported jointly on four Palestinian political prisoners. They’re on open-ended hunger strikes. Their health keeps deteriorating.

Administrative detainees Samer Al-Barq and Hassan Safadi continue protracted strikes. Israeli Prison Service (IPS) officials mistreat them repeatedly.

On August 5, Addameer lawyer Fares Ziad visited both men. On August 2, PHR-I’s doctor saw them. On August 10, Al-Barq went without food for 80 days. It followed a previous 30-day fast.

On July 31, Israeli special forces (Nahshon) transfered him from Ramleh prison to Ofer military court. They’re known for brutalizing prisoners en route. Al-Barq was ordered to walk.

Weak and unable, his legs were maliciously beaten. A wheelchair eventually arrived. Soldiers refused to help. He crawled, got on it best he could, and wheeled himself.

On August 10, Safadi reached 50 days without food. Previously he fasted 71. He was also abused. On July 30, five Israeli soldiers raided his room. Insults followed, then a severe beating “all over his body.” One leg was injured.

Safadi also said his room is violently searched three or four times daily. He’s held in isolation “with only his clothes.”

He and Al-Barq now share the same cell. It measures about 1.5 by 1.8 meters. It’s windowless with no ventilation. It’s too tiny to accommodate wheelchairs both men need for virtually all daily activities.

Both men protested. In response, guards beat them. PHR-I’s doctor said they refuse vitamins, minerals and other treatment. They call it a last resort against humiliation and violence.

Since Ramadan began on July 20, they only drink water at night. They also refuse blood tests during the period. IPS officials denied PHR-I’s request to examine both men privately. Doing so violates Israeli Patients Rights Law.

PHR-I’s doctor said both men were fully conscious when he visited. Al-Barq suffers weakness and general pain. He received emergency Assaf Harofeh Hospital treatment for a slow pulse.

He was released with no recommendation for further care. He’s slowly dying but hospital authorities didn’t care.

Safadi suffers from vertigo. Attempting to stand especially affects him. He also experiences pain on his left side and rib cage.

PHR-I’s doctor expects their health to keep deteriorating. Their condition requires close monitoring and attention. He also said regular examinations are needed by “impartial” doctors with no restrictions such as court orders.

Two other Palestinian political prisoners also refuse food. As of August 10, Ayman Sharawna and Samer Al-Issawi are on days 40 and 9 respectively. Both were released in last October’s Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal. They were then lawlessly re-arrested.

PHI-I Israel, Addameer, and Al-Haq expressed outrage at how these men are treated. They also noted regular violent attacks on most all Palestinian prisoners. International community intervention isn’t forthcoming.

Mid-May promises Israel made were broken. Palestinians suffer grievously. Hunger strikers are especially brutalized. Somehow they courageously endure. How is hard to explain.

Discriminatory Laws Target Non-Jews

Israel only grants Jews rights. Increasingly, privileged ones alone benefit at the expense of all others. Arab Israelis are marginalized and treated like fifth column threats.

New bills and laws surface regularly. Some would make despots proud. Arab citizens lose land and freedoms.

Citizenship rights for non-Jews are considered privileges. Arab citizens can hold Knesset seats without authority. They’re little more than potted plants.

Political expression criticizing or questioning Zionist policies are criminalized. Jews get most state resources. Arabs are denied adequate amounts. Supreme Court ruling protections are largely ignored.

Discriminatory persecution is official Israeli policy. Palestinians suffer most.

Israel’s Supreme Court Obstructs Freedom of Worship

On August 7, Israel’s High Court ruled Gazan Christians can access Israeli and West Bank holy sites on holidays. Muslims were denied.

Six Muslim women were denied permission to pray at Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque. Limited numbers of Christians, subject to age restrictions, may worship at their holy sites.

Muslim petitioners argued that Israel is obligated to let them travel freely from Gaza to pray. Each Friday during Ramadan, Israel lets 46,000 West Bank Muslims enter Jerusalem to do so.

In its ruling, Israel’s High Court rejected appellants’ argument that religious belief can’t be used to deny access to holy sites. A three-judge panel decided otherwise. Their ruling was convoluted and lawless.

They said discrimination is permissible because Gazan Christians “are a minority group, and according to the respondents, their freedom of worship is infringed upon under the Hamas regime in Gaza.”

Alleged religious discrimination is exaggerated. Islamic law isn’t imposed. In contrast, Israeli discriminatory harshness is severe.

The Court accepted Israel’s argument that travel outside Gaza is limited to “exceptional humanitarian cases.” Most claimants, in fact, are denied. At the same time, about 4,000 Gazan football players, merchants, wedding guests, and others get permission to travel to Israel and the West Bank monthly.

Israel decides who will or won’t go. Gisha Legal Center for Freedom of Movement’s legal director Nomi Heger said:

Israel’s “Supreme Court approved a policy discriminating between Christian and Muslim worshippers for access to the holy sites of Jerusalem, which are under Israeli control.”

We believe that people of all religions should be permitted to access the sites holy to them within the territory controlled by Israel, by balancing the principle of freedom of religion with security needs.”

“We also believe that Israel’s control over Gaza, in the past and the present, imposes obligations to allow access in more than just exceptional humanitarian cases.”

A Final Comment

On August 9, Addameer headlined “Yet another Palestinian civil society leader targeted by Israel: Addameer Chairperson Abdullalif Ghaith receives ban for leaving the country.”

Addameer advocates for human rights. It also supports and defends Palestinian prisoners. Most are incarcerated for political reasons.

Gaith co-founded Addameer. For the past 20 years, he served on its board. He’s well known for championing human rights and political activism. Israel wants him silenced. He’s banned from traveling abroad.

Doing so is lawless. Israel doesn’t give a damn about fundamental law and never did. Authorities in Jerusalem claim he threatens “state security.”

Israel repeats the canard often. Doing so doesn’t wash. Evidence is absent because there is none. Gaith’s restriction runs through January 31, 2013. Expect Israel to extend it on expiration.

Everyone championing human rights in Israel and Palestine faces possible state persecution. Ghaith was targeted before. On October 11, 2011, he was prohibited from entering the West Bank.

Initially it was for six months. It was extended six more months. Israel can enforce restrictions ad infinitum.

Since becoming Addameer chairperson, Ghaith was arrested and detained administratively without charge or trial three separate times. On each occasion, he spent six months in prison.

Why? For supporting human rights, advocating for lawlessly imprisoned Palestinians, and opposing Israel’s illegal occupation.

He’s a marked man. So are others like him. Rogue states govern this way. Israel is one of the worst. It mocks democratic freedoms. It commits crimes of war and humanity unaccountably.

Torture is official policy. Children are treated like adults. All valued parts of Judea and Sumaria are being stolen dunam by dunam. Opponents of rogue policies are ruthlessly targeted.

Addameer calls human rights defenders “persons who work, peacefully, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

Ghaith dedicated his life to them. He also works on behalf of Palestinian political prisoners. He calls “every activity that tackles Israeli violations of human rights a threat to state security.”

“Israel wants its occupation to proceed without any accountability.” It’s not an individual issue, he says. It affects all Palestinians and Israeli Arabs.

Israel can target them physically, emotionally, and other ways. It can’t intimidate, discourage or deter their spirit, courage, or fundamental beliefs.

They represent right over wrong. Their ideas are too powerful to destroy. Victor Hugo once said “(n)o army can withstand” them. Activists like Ghaith prove it daily.

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Congress: The Many-Headed Hydra

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Posted by: Sammi Ibrahem Sr

by Paul Balles

 

In ancient Greek mythology, the Hydra had the body of a serpent and from five to nine heads. If a head was severed, another would grow in its place.

The stench from the breath of the original Hydra was enough to kill man or beast (in other versions it was deadly venom). The stench from the heads of five members of the US congress is just as strong.

Members of Congress Michele Bachmann, Trent Franks, Louie Gohmert, Thomas Rooney and Lynn Westmoreland, all Christians, were presumably taught to practice brotherly love. Nothing in Christian lore says brotherly love is reserved only for other Christians.

Yet these five members of the US Congress wrote a letter castigating a highly respected member of the State Department because she is Muslim. They alleged that Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is part of a Muslim Brotherhood campaign to infiltrate the American government.

The actions of these Christians equal a deliberate breach of faith, calculated violation of trust, and treachery.

The Five Members of Congress, who all have important positions in the House of Representatives, also called for an investigation of the infiltration and influence on government agencies by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Rep. Michele Bachman is a member of the House Intelligence Committee and Chairwoman of the House Tea Party Caucus; Rep. Trent Franks is Chairman of the House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and a member of the House Armed Services Committee; Rep. Louie Gohmert is Vice Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security; Rep. Tom Rooney is Deputy Majority Whip and member of the House Armed Services Committee; and Rep. Lynn Westmoreland is Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee’s Oversight Subcommittee.

They addressed their letters to the Inspectors General of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defence, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Department of State.

The letters sought answers about the U.S. government’s involvement with the Muslim Brotherhood, a group that they claimed calls for “civilization jihad.”

They explained that the U.S. government in federal court has established that the group’s mission in the U.S. as “destroying the Western civilization from within.”

They requested a formal investigation or evaluation of the extent to which Muslim Brotherhood-tied individuals or entities are involved.

“The national security of our country depends on getting straight answers from the Inspectors General to the questions we posed in these letters,” complained Bachman.

She added, “The Muslim Brotherhood is not shy about their call for jihad against the United States. We seek answers through these letters because we will not tolerate this group and its affiliates holding positions of power in our government or influencing our nation’s leaders.”

Gohmert said, “Evidence indicates that this administration continues to bow before groups associated with the goal of ‘destroying Western civilization from within,’ and about whom the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has found that there is plenty of evidence indicating that they support terrorism.”

These five-headed Hydra not only shares a stench from the pretence of being principled Christians; they are propagating a hate crime against Muslims.

Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for the presidency, refused to speak out against these extremists. Romney’s Islamophobic foreign policy adviser John Bolton, however, defended Bachmann’s call for the government to investigate the alleged Muslim Brotherhood plot.

As one commentator said, “Tell Speaker Boehner to remove Bachmann from the House Intelligence Committee before her reckless politics damages our national security.”

Will someone please educate these bigots about Islam?

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Truth about Serbia – Confession

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French Air Force Brigadier General and geopolitician
Pierre Marie Gallois

French General Pierre Marie Gallois (29 June 1911 – 24 August 2010),a French Air Force Brigadier General and geopolitician – confession about German politics and world „strongman“ politics of tricks – June 2009.

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By Sir Vojislav Milosevic,

Director, Center for Counter-terrorism & World Peace (Serbia)

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Gen. Pierre Marie Gallois was a French air force brigadier general and geopolitician. In 1939, he was transferred to the General staff of the Fifth air region in Algiers. In 1943, Gallois reached Great Britain and joined the Royal Air Force Bomber Command as a bomber crewman.

He took part in raids against German industries until March 1945. He was instrumental in the constitution of the French nuclear arsenal. This earned him the nickname of Father of the French atom bomb.

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„ Today we meet on a very sad anniversary, 10 years since 1999. When the Western „democracie“ led by Germany, England, America, France, bombed country Yugoslavia, gross violating international law, UN Charter, the Helsinki Act, provisions of the inviolability of international borders, without the Security Council decision and without consulting their own parliaments, entered the war.

In short, this series of violence against international law, is true black point of Western Countries morality, behaves the way like autocracy behaves, that go beyond their own employer.

It should be said that the destruction of Yugoslavia was was a long-planned operation in Germany. It was not just that, to wait for Tito to go 1980th, but after a period to prepare, using with his leaving, to dislocate the territory for which Germany considered that they were national, but the territory made up of different ethnic groups and religions.

Of Course, Germany was very interested in getting support for the intended splitting the territories. It happened that I was directly involved in the course of theese conversations, in this way that I regulary attended gatherings conducted by the Franz Joseph Strouse, German Defense Minister and later Minister of Finance, which were in 1976. And 1977. regulary held in Germany, on a small farm near Munich.Talks usually lasted two or three days, gathered about ten figures and addressed the issues of global situation.

There were: the UK representative Brian Crousi, the represenative of Spain – former minister Sanchez Beya, a representative of Vatican – lawyer Paul Viola, I was the representative of France.

There was talk about everything and nothing for etire two days. These talks have remained strong in my memory, in which my neighbors Germans looked upon the Yugoslavia as lifeless, and thought that needs to prepare, after Tito’s death, on implementation of different terriotorial organization.

Germans, otherwise very good geopoliticians, special sensitivity on this issue they showed, in my opinion, for the following reasons:

1. The desire of Germany to revenge the Serbs, who during the 1st and 2nd World War were on the side the Allies against Germany. In addition, the Serbs in 1941 led by General Mihailovic (who led the army of Kingdom of Yugoslavia), and later on with Tito, menaged to retain multiple German divisions, otherwise very useful first the front of Moscow and then Leningrad.

So Berlin, then it was Bon, considered that Serbian resistance contributed to Germany to lose world wars. It was necessary to punish the people.


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War crimes and atrocities committed by German soldiers over Serb civilians in city of Pancevo, near Belgrade, 1941. No one was guilty – till today ? Why?

2. Another German idea was to reward the Croats and Muslims who have joined Germany during the war and occupied a certain positions during the war and in France, to thank them because they are approached the German option.Therefore Germans favour Croats and Bosnian Muslims.


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Warm welcome of German troops in Zagreb, Croatia 1941.

3. The third German idea was the entry of Croatia and Slovenia to the EU economic zone, which was then chaired by Germany. In this way, would create opportunities for realizing German interests – the Dalmatian coast, and so approaching the Medi-terranean see.

These reasons should be added assurance of Germany in the U.S.

Intervention, considering the important command posts in NATO, saying by military terms, it was a good job of preparing. These were, in my opinion, the motives which influenced on Germany to play such a role.

It was also important to introduce America and France in the whole project. At that time in France, Mr. Kohl had a certain influence on Francois Mitterrand, who was week and ill, then – busy collecting votes, public opinion about current Constitution Act. Followed by Alain Juppe, his minister of Foreign Affairs, since February 1994, joins the Germany military coalition in favour of the Croat – Muslim federation. This federation aimed to expel the Serbs from their centuries old territories, to be with 64% of the territory in Bosnia and to be reduced below 40%.

About vigorous campaign of lies that was all accompanied I will tell a little later.

That was the famous French demarche who was accompanied with the German. Then followed by the U.S. intervention. America at first hesitated, suspecting in the new offered landscape. Doubt was there, given the war since 1939 – 1945. and resistance of the Serbian people under German occupation. They suspected to be involved in a very delicate adventure, difficult. Plus, they were hostage of oil of Saudi Arabia and Iraq, much more than hostages of the future of flow of oil routes of the Danube and Belgrade: Corridor 8, the flow from the Caspian Sea to the coast of Albania.

This is why it was necessary to fabricate Serbian crimes.

One of the first fabricated crimes was the rape of 48.000 women (Muslim women). American expert on Balkans later changed this figure into 4.000 woman, later on it turned into 40 and these 40 probably turned into 4 after the investigation was underway.

The fabrications went on, from the bomb explosion in Vasa Miskin Str. to the Markale Market massacre, which was blamed on Serbs, even though Muslims were targeting their own, on purpose, in order to accuse Serbs of this crime.

A myth was also concocted on how Serbian army invading Sarajevo,getting ready for an imminent destruction which was absolutely necessary to prevent, of Sarajevo being occupied and demolished by the Serbs.

All this was a lie and I was personally one of the witnesses, because I went to Sarajevo at the time, and was received by a municipal president whom I joined for a lunch.

The city was split in two, a Bosnian Muslim zone and a Serbian zone. There was no siege: that was a pure lie which still remains ever since it was launched.

Then, there was Racak (at Kosovo and Metohia), claiming that Serbs committed a crime,which, again, was not true, but it served marvelously as a pretext to begin the bombardment. To go into action and bomb this unfortunate country, including it’s civilian population, and to use depleted uranium without taking into account fatal consequences of such operations, in short, means to secrifice the people.

This entire scheme was conducted in planned stages:

– First of all, extreme maltreatment of the nation accused of crimes;

– Secondly, the destruction of economic resources in order to break the spirit of resistance which eventually happened;

– Thirdly, bomb the economic apparatus of the country, so it would have hard time consolidating later on;

– Fourthly, conduct a full-scale occupation as suggested by Rambouillet Agreement, and, once there, profit from the misery the people were plunged into, establish political leaders that would be sympathetic to the agresor’s cause.

This four-stage system was conducted consecutively, industriously, intelligently, and some of it’s elements were employed in Iraq.

It’s fair to say that the Balkans were American strategic lesson for Iraq. As we all know, all this in Iraq ended up in bombing, torture, wounds, prisons and maltreatment, all the things to some extent used for experimentation in the Balkans. All this was to the benefit of the West, which in both cases behaved autocratically.

To save one by oppressing the other?

This was the operation which deeply shocked me because it was a kind of model based on the public opinion which could absorb all this disinformation, which is really disturbing because it allows for all kinds of incidents in the future.

Today, we reflect upon a tragic decade when Europeans demonstrated their willingness to kill each other, partly incited and supported by this broad German initiative, which was only recently unified in 1990. and 1991. following the collapse of the Soviet Union, and found no other options but to commence this famous war.

Anyway, in 1999. following the Dayton Agreement, and after Mr. Milosevic refused the Appendix B which called for NATO occupation of Serbian territory for an unlimited period of time, offering the aggressor all possible benefits, airports, roads, railways and everything free of charge, all of which was refused, this Ramouillet charade then ended up in bombardment.

An unfortunate epoch, an unfortunate period, we today reflect upon with great sorrow, because the western world demonstrated it’s capability of utter perversions in order to conform to a German obsession which put an end to all that was left of the treaties of Versailles and Trianon, which, first of all, means Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, which is exactly what happened in order for Germany to erase the map of territorial and political organization, drawn out by the Allied victory in a way that nothing remains of it.

And France, certainly, joined this, allowing Mr. Kohl to say that Dayton Agreement and everything that ensued was a great victory for Germany. Provided that Mr. Mitterrand understood this, which was not the case, he should have added that this was a great mistake for France.

The grave mistake of the dismemberment of Yugoslavia and the removal of results dearly paid military victories through massacres and sacrifices in order to justify operations which were not supposed to have taken place by all means and under any circumstances.

In this case, the westerners performed absolutely unethically, which caught me off guard because I didn’t expect this from the creators of the concept of human rights, from France, England and even Germany.

Nevertheless, this old demon, summoned mostly by Germany, reemerged and turned to the already existent chaos in these lands, whether it is Republika Srpska or Kosovo.

In Kosovo, of course, the very heart of Serbia, in a very short time, Muslim Albanians destroyed dozens and dozens of religious art masterpieces of Serbian people, which basically amounts to the massacre of Serbian people, the same way French would be massacred by the destruction of Loire Valley and it’s castles or Ile-de-France.

So, we live in very unfortunate times and I am not sure how we’re going to pull through morally.

In any case, we have proven our deceitfulness. That’s not something to be proud of.“

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Op-Ed News, A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing?

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“Liberal” Publication Tied to AIPAC, ADL, SPLC and Pro-War Islamophobe Lobby

by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

I was surprised today.  I have always followed Rob Kall’s “Op-Ed News,” an email newsletter than publishes many of our writers, all of whom are strong supporters of Palestinian rights, very opposed to war with Iran and deeply concerned about the fate of humanity. 

Rob Kall is, in general, a very respected guy. However, something happened today that has made me more than suspicious, am I paranoid, or have I stumbled on something?

How does a “liberal/progressive” publication end up in bed with the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelman and their own political enemies, the specific group they attack on a daily basis, and rightly so?

The ties seem to be related to the SPLC, an obscure “anti-hate” organization that targets anyone who exposes Israel’s war crimes or exposes AIPAC spying and the flood of drug and prostitution money coming into the Romney campaign.

I can’t help it, either I am confused, which is probably not the case, or not everyone is who they seem to be.

Here is what caught my attention:

Unless Rob Kall has made an error, this ties him to the SPLC, an organization true progressives find reprehensible, and, in fact, an Islamophobic hate group that we have very substantive reason to believe fronts for intelligence groups that mean the United States ill.

VT is on the SPLC “hate” list for our stand against an attack on Iran, our stand against US military involvement in Syria and our support of the human rights of Palestinians.

Rob Kall

I look at activist Stephen Lendman and his article in VT today accusing Israel of “Crimes Against Humanity” and find him published in Op-Ed by Kall, someone who is, if we are to assume what our eyes show us, allied with the anti-Palestinian SPLC.

The SPLC is blind to the genocide that Israel has perpetrated against the Palestinians for over 60 years and Kall seems with them though most of his writers are very strong Palestinian supporters and, as with VT, highly critical of extremist/Likudist policies of Israel.

As a publication that represents what was once considered the “left” among military and intelligence personnel, Veterans Today is now basking in its new “mainstream” politics.

We have stayed the same and the military and intelligence communities have come with us.  Frankly, I am impressed but also surprised.

I had begun thinking that those tasked with defending America had been too infiltrated with dupes, clowns and “Israeli Firsters,” a combination of weaklings and religious extremists.

At VT, hated by the SPLC, about 30% of us are Jews, some Israeli citizens, all activists and with strong stands against the Israeli government.

Former KKK Attorney – Morris Dees of the SPLC

The SPLC and, perhaps Kall also, don’t seem to recognize how we can be Jews and not support the apartheid/genocidal crimes of Netanyahu and his advocacy of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, disasters for the US and his demand that the US invade Iran, a war the United States would actually lose.

Speaking honestly, as a military analyst and defense contractor, I place both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in the “lose” column along with Vietnam where I served as a Marine combat infantryman.

What I see is this;  how can someone be “progressive” and align oneself with groups that support, as Stephen Lendman phrases it, “war crimes” and, as with Iran and Syria, pressure to attack nations without legal basis.

That also is a “war crime.”  Does “progressivism” and “war crime” now suddenly mean the same?  Have we all gone nuts and joined the Tea Party “tin foil hat” brigade?

ESPIONAGE and AIPAC

A lobby organization – or just a front for enemy espionage?

In the process, we have had bouts with AIPAC, the Israel lobby accused of espionage by the FBI for decades, the ADL, their public relations arm and the SLPC, the “Southern Poverty Law Center,” an organization we deem as an AIPAC front group.

We know much about them and their leader, the press has long followed their exploits and legal troubles and gaffs.

But our only interest is to watch and laugh at their idiotic attacks on a veterans group and make sure the right people are aware of where their real ties are.

We consider them a danger to America but it isn’t our job to act like a tabloid, that is for hate groups.  We put the SPLC in that category, as a hate group running interference for AIPAC.

We see AIPAC as an illegal foreign lobby that runs the world’s largest espionage ring which is supported by FBI records, some arrests but too few convictions.

There is a mountain of data, legal wire taps, testimony from government insiders, many of whom are Jewish, that AIPAC has been at war with the United States for decades.

AIPAC and Jonathan Pollard, the Soviet/Israeli spy nearly brought about a nuclear attack on America and cost the lives of 1100 CIA agents and assets.  This is why Pollard, the “golden boy” of the SPLC has spent nearly three decades in federal prison.

He will die in federal prison, the leaders of America’s military and intelligence organizations have repeated this dozens of times.

HIJACKING PROGRESSIVES

Rob Kall

Simply put, you can’t be progressive and support war, support genocide, support summary executions like the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty or the Mavi Marmara or turn a blind eye to Israeli crimes simply by screaming “holocaust” whenever you are caught with blood on your hands.

Kall’s alignment with a group that makes a very generous living out of silencing critics of genocide is a surprise.

You see, politically, 95% of the time we are identical.  His writings and views are the same as mine, his politics are identical to mine and the threats he recognizes and represents are the same ones I see.

I should be his biggest fan.

Is this just a small mistake or has his organization, all along, been on the wrong side, not just of progressives or those that oppose war but of those whose writings he publishes and continually raises money to do so.

We don’t see the SPLC as a threat, more of a joke.  They sour the internet for the disgruntled, try to turn them into threats yet, of course, are totally blind to the suffering of millions.

I understand them entirely, they are a business and they buy and sell hate.

Now I have to ask myself about those aligned with Op Ed, some impressive writers, who carelessly seemed to have missed that they are working with publication whose values are confused, mistaken or worse?

Are the real progressives being used in order to insert pro-war, pro-hate genocidal propaganda? Well, this seems to be what we see, a common practice, disinformation, deceit, “war through deception,” and the ties to AIPAC and the Mossad make this a very dangerous and very fatal game.

It isn’t just “big brother” that is watching.  We aren’t all careless.  Some of us watch very closely and what we find makes us ask questions.

Think of this as more a question than an accusation.  “When did you get in bed with monsters?”

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Zio-Nazi Military Court Continues to Provide Cover for IOF’s Crimes

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In confirmation of the Israeli judiciary’s flagrant disregard for the lives of Palestinian civilians, an Israeli court sentenced an Israeli soldier, who is accused of killing a Palestinian woman and her daughter during “Operation Cast Lead” (27 December 2008 -18 January 2009), to only 45 days of imprisonment.  The bill of indictment against the soldier was changed from involuntary killing to illegal misuse of weapons.

On 12 August 2012, an Israeli military court sentenced an Israeli soldier who is accused of killing Raya Salama ‘Abdul Karim Abu Hajjaj (64) and Majeda ‘Abdul Karim Abu Hajjaj (37, both from the Juhor al-Dik village southeast of Gaza City, to 45 day of imprisonment.  According to a statement issued by the Israeli military spokesman, this sentence was issued in the context of the agreement reached following mediation and evidence analysis, with a recommendation to conduct a military trial.

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) emphasizes, according to the evidence and information it has, that the killing of the mother and her daughter while carrying white flags was direct, deliberate and cold-blooded, particularly as the area was completely controlled by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF).  Many civilians, mostly women and children, got out of their house raising white flags when the IOF ordered the population in the area to leave.

It is clear that the Israeli military court’s decision against the soldier confirms the absence of individual criminal responsibility and provides further judicial protection for Israeli soldiers, especially as the penalty for involuntary killing may amount to 20 years of imprisonment.

In its capacity as the legal representative of the victims’ family, PCHR filed a compensation claim before the Magistrate Court of Haifa demanding compensation for the family for the death of the women by the IOF.  Consequently, the Israeli prosecution sought to close the claim through a settlement, under which an amount of 500,000 NIS would be paid to the family in return for closing the claim.  The court approved this settlement.[1]  It should be noted that this settlement does not free the defendants from criminal responsibility.

PCHR will continue its efforts to prosecute suspected Israeli war criminals before Israeli courts, or the national courts of other countries on the basis of the principle of universal jurisdiction, to ensure that Israeli war criminals do not evade justice.

 

 

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NESTLE’S INVESTMENT IN ZIONISM

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Employing 224,541 people in 479 factories worldwide, Nestle is not only Switzerland’s largest industrial company but also the world’s largest food company. (1) This corporate prominence means that what Nestle does sets an example for thousands of aspiring businesses. According to the Swiss-Israeli chamber of commerce, one of the most important examples Nestle has set is that it is advantageous to invest in Israel. (2) Nestle began investment in Israel in 1995 by buying 10% of Israeli food maker Osem Investments. Two years later Nestle increased its ownership, at a cost of $140 million, to 50.1% giving it the controlling share. (3) A January 2002 agreement between the Swiss and Israeli governments to avoid double taxation for Swiss companies that produce in Israel and sell in Europe led Nestle to announce in September 2002 vast expansion in Israel that will pour  $80 million more into the Israeli economy. (4)

Nestle’s main presence in Israel is in Sderot, a settlement founded in 1951 one kilometer from the Gaza Strip to accommodate an influx of Sephardic Jews in and to spread Jewish presence uniformly throughout Israel. (5) Sderot is built on the lands of the Palestinian town Al-Najd, which was ethnically cleansed in 1948. (6) Today Sderot is home to 23,000 Jewish immigrants from Morocco, Ethiopia, and the former Soviet Union, half of whom came in the last ten years. (7) Like many sites for immigrant settlement, or “development zones”  as they are known to the Israeli state, Sderot lacks basic facilities that make for a comfortable living. It has the highest unemployment rate in Israel (10%) and a full 30% of the children living in Sderot depend on private and government charity. (8) 25% of the recent immigrants’ children do not finish school. (9)

Enter Nestle: Jointly with Osem, Nestle already runs a 700 m2 factory in Sderot, and last year the company announced that it intended to open a 1,700 m2 research and development center there. (10)  Such operations provide a decent wage and living in an other-wise poverty-stricken town. They, also, enable the Israeli government to continue to import Jews who will fill the land of Israel while denying Palestinians their right of return. In 2002 Nestle received a grant for 24% of the $5.6 million cost from the Israeli government, which offers various incentives to encourage investment in development zones. (11) The Israeli government gives these grants, funded in turn by US economic assistance, to companies that can help it solve the difficult social problems accompanying mass absorption of ethnically distinct groups. At the same time, building  in development zones means building over the remains of Palestinian habitation.  When the old stone buildings and stubborn cactus plants are covered over, so, too, it is hoped, are the grounds for a Palestinian history and right of return. In total, Nestle currently has over 4000 Israeli employees at 11 plants, with the following all in “development zones”:Tzabar Salads (an Osem subsidiary) plant in Kiryat Gat (on the former site of Palestinian village Iraq al-Manshiyya, destroyed by Israelis after 1948); a ready-baked cakes factory in Ahihud; and a logistics center will be built in Nachsholim (Al-Tantura) (12)

But Nestle’s benefits to the Israeli economy don’t stop with just factories and jobs. The Research & Development center in Sderot is considered particularly beneficial to Osem’s growth as it ” gives [Osem] advantages in technological know-how and increased export opportunities through Nestle’s distribution network.” Consequently, Osem’s shares are growing five times faster than the rest of the Tel Aviv stock market. (13) Also, Nestle’s investment in Osem has  meant that its products can reach a global market which is necessary not only to continued growth of the company but to its very survival in a time of deep local recession caused by the Intifada. Osem’s sales turnover in 2001 was $460 million, of which 15% came from exports (14).

Furthermore, Nestle-Osem contributes to community development through numerous charity projects. “Schools receive assistance through the Join the Industry project which introduces various aspects of Israeli industry to the classroom. Senior managers visit schools and teach classes about their industry. Schools are also welcome to visit the Company’s factories. Students receive guidance from Osem’s executives” (15).

These educational projects relieve the Israeli government of having to furnish a budget for educational advancement. At the same time, because they are carried out by a private company, they can be directed to the benefit of Jewish Israelis only. It is through such private efforts that the Israeli state can claim to act democratically – treating all its citizens equally – while Palestinians are flagrantly discriminated against.

Detractors from a boycott against Nestle point to the factory Nestle has on PA territory, in the Karni industrial zone in Gaza (16). Many companies active in Israel employ low-skilled Palestinian labor, finding it advantageous to use a captive resident population that is at once socially deprived (no insurance or union), politically oppressed, and able to provide its own food and board (17). The opening of Nestle’s factory in Karni, in spring 2000, should be understood in this context of abetting and benefiting from an apartheid system of social rights.

In sum, Nestle builds on stolen Palestinian lands, covers up the ruins, provides jobs and opportunities that realize the Zionist goal of a purely Jewish presence in Israel and then sells the products of such an apartheid system abroad so that the Israeli economy can flourish while spending vast amounts on the oppression of  Palestinians demanding their rights. No wonder Nestle received from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 1998 the Jubilee Award, “the highest tribute ever awarded by the State of Israel in recognition of those individuals and organizations, that through their investments and trade relationships, have done the most to strengthen the Israeli economy.” (18)

A CONSISTENT CORPORATE CRIMINAL:

Since 1977, Nestle has been the subject of an international boycott for its deceptive promotion of artificial baby milk as a superior alternative to mother’s milk. Artificial baby milk can harm babies because it does not contain the natural antibodies which a mother’s milk provides, and because it is extremely expensive causing many mothers to mix it with too much water resulting in mal-nutrition. Also, in many places the water used to dilute it is not potable. Once a mother starts giving her baby formula, her own supply of  milk dries up. Nestle provides free packages of formula in hospitals with the result that many babies never even get a chance to start nursing. In 1984 the boycott forced Nestle to agree to abide by the World Health Organization’s International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes. However, when it was discovered that the company has not abided by its promise, the boycott was re-launched in 1988. It continues vigorously to this day. (19)

Nestle has also attracted criticism for its use of genetically modified ingredients, and for its cocoa and coffee-buying policies which encourage slavery. For example, Nestle purchases cocoa from the Ivory Coast where cocoa plantations use child slavery. (20) Most recently, the company has been implicated in lobbying against vaccination of livestock during the British Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak in 2001. (21)

Does Nestle ever recognize corporate responsibility for human suffering caused by its management and production practices? In 2000, Nestle donated $20 million to Holocaust reparations funds, saying, ” As the legal successor of [Nazi] corporations, Nestlé nevertheless accepts its moral responsibility to help alleviate human suffering, all the more so since this injustice was committed in the Company’s domain.” (22) Such commitment to redressing wrongs visited on one sector of humanity makes Nestle’s hypocritical exploitation of Palestinian factory workers and investment in the apartheid structure of Israel all the more worthy of attack.

WHAT DO WE DEMAND FROM NESTLE?

A “consumer-driven company” like Nestle must have its finger close to the pulse of consumers’ demands (23) Nestle’s corporate administration should know that Arabs and people of conscience throughout the world condemn Nestle’s economic and moral support for a corrupt, racist social system. Nestle must close its factories in Israel and sell its shares of Osem until Israel acknowledges the Palestinian right of return and right of nation on all historical Palestine. If consumers in countries where Osem’s products are marketed today boycott these products, then Osem’s Israeli factories will be rendered “under-productive” and face closure. If Nestle knows that it cannot ever produce enough in Sderot/al-Najd, Kiryat Gat/Iraq al-Manshiyya, Nachsholim/Al-Tantura to cover the costs of business lost in the Arab world and abroad, then it will have no choice but to divest from Israel.

Arabs are not alone in their boycott of Nestle. In addition to the groups mentioned above who boycott Nestle for other, laudable, reasons, Britain’s largest union, UNISON and a major Christian  group, Christian Aid, have added Nestle to their boycott of Israel goods.(24) Nestle’s Israeli adventure began only after the thawing of the Arab boycott in 1993, so let the company know that our objections to Israel have not been reduced by the “peace process” but rather increased.

 

HOW TO BOYCOTT NESTLE?

Nescafé, Taster’s Choice, Hills Bros, Cerealac, Nido, Fitness & Fruit, Appleminis, Cheerios, Chocapic Cornflakes (in some countries), Shreddies, Golden Grahams, Trix, Perrier, Poland Spring, Deer Park, Calistoga, Sohat, Vittel, Pure Life, Carnation, Libby’s, Nesquik, Maggi, Buitoni , Milkybar, KitKat, Quality Street, Smarties, Oreo, After Eight, Lion, Aero, Polo, Toll Hosue Morsels, Crunch, L’Oréal, Alcon Eyecare, Goobers, Mint Royal, Nerds, Oh Henry!, Rowntree, Rolo, Del Monte Real Fruit Bar, Minute Maid, Petit Gervals, Contadina,  Alpo, Purina, Tidy Cats, Meow Mix, Mighty Dog, Friskies, Felix, Stouffers

Be sure to write a letter or e-mail to Nestle Headquarters letting them know of your objection to their support for Israel.
http://www.nestle.com/Data/ContactUs/index.asp

Or
Nestlé USA, Inc.
800 North Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203
Telephone: 1-818-549 60 00
Fax: 1-818 549 69 52
Nestlé Consumer Services:
Direct Telephone: 1-818 549 6818

1) http://www.nestle.com/all_about/at_a_glance/index.html


2) Swiss Embassy – Tel Aviv, “Economic relations with Israel,”
http://www.eda.admin.ch/telaviv_emb/e/home/comeco/econo.html

3) “Nestle to Set Up Research Center in Israel,” Kosher Today, Dec 26, 2000,
http://www.koshertoday.com/weekly%20news%20archives/2000/122600.htm

 

4) “Stories of Success II,” Israeli Ministry of Industry,
http://www.moit.gov.il/root/Hidden/ipc/advantagesstories2.html#osem ;
Tal Muscal, “Treasury: Swiss companies plan to expand investments here,” Jerusalem Post, January 24, 2002,
http://www.jpost.com/Editions/2002/01/24/Digital/Digital.42264.html

5) Janine Zacharia, “Rockin’ Moroccans,” in The Jerusalem Report, Jan. 7,1997,

http://www.jrep.com/Info/10thAnniversary/1997/Article-1.html.

6) Palestine Remebered.com, “Najd,”
http://netfinity2.palestineremembered.com/Gaza/Najd/

 

7) Yedid – Citizens’ Rights Center, “Background,”
http://www.yedid.co.il/whatwedo/crc/sderot.html.

 

8) Gvanim Association, “Background,”
http://www.gvanim.org.il/info/english/welcome.htm

 

9) Yedid, op cit.

 

10) “Rockin’ Moroccans,” op cit.; Mir Arielli, “Economy More
Threatening Than Rockets,” March 19, 2003,
http://www.themedialine.org/news/news_detail.asp?NewsID=1365

11) “Nestle Applies for Grant,” in ATID, March 3, 2002,
http://www.atid-edi.com/bw3-3-02.htm

12) Ibid.; “Union upgrades Osem to Buy,” TheMarker.com, Sept. 23, 2002,
http://www.thestreet.com/_yahoo/tech/themarker/10043621.html;
“Incentives to Invest in Israel,” Israel Export Institute,
http://www.export.org.il/IsraelExportInstitute/buildagate/general2/dat
a_card.php3?NewNameMade=10&ValuePage=Prod; Elmer Winter,
“How to Make Money in Israel,” Committee for Economic Growth for Israel March
Newsletter, (March 8, 1999), http://www.cegi.org

13) Osem to invest $80m in new development region plants,” Sept. 2002,
http://www.israeltrade.org.au/comnews0902.html#ciii2

14) “Union upgrades Osem to Buy,” op cit.

15) Osem to invest $80m,” op cit.

16) Vered Sharon-Rivlin, “Marketing 2001 – Ups and downs for Israel’s top tier execs” Globes, Dec. 30, 2001,
http://www.globes.co.il/serveEN/globes/special_temp.asp?fid=1652

17)http://www.community.nestle.com/mosaic.asp?pays=16

18)  Haggay Etkes,”Nestle, Pepsi-Cola, Japan Tobacco To Open Plants in Karni Industrial Zone,” Globes/Israel’s Business Arena, April 30, 2000,
http://www.tobacco.org/articles/country/israel/?&total_count=147&starting_at=100

19) BT’selem, “Builders of Zion: Human Rights Violations of Palestinians from the Occupied Territories Working in Israel and
and in the Settlements,” Sept. 1999, http://www.btselem.org/

20) From the Virtual Israel website, quoted by Friends of Al-Aqsa,
http://www.aqsa.org.uk/flyers/boycott.html

21) Baby Milk Action,
“The Nestle Boycott,” http://www.babymilkaction.org/pages/boycott.html

22) http://www.jsonline.com/bym/news/jun01/response24062301.asp

23) Corporate Watch, Nestle Profile,
http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk/profiles/food_supermarkets/nestle/
Nestle_Profile.rtf

24) “Nestlé: Solidarity Contribution of CHF

25)Million to US Settlement,” Corporate Web-Site, August 28, 2000
http://www.ir.nestle.com/home-frameset.asp?largeur=800 25)
William Echikson, “Nestle: An Elephant Dances ,”Business Week, Dec. 11, 2000,
http://www.businessweek.com/2000/00_50/b3711064.htm

27) FelicityArbuthnot, “Boycott Israeli outlaws,” The Guardian May 29, 2002,
http://www.cpa.org.au/garchve5/1093boycott.html

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Romney’s Mormon Church is Masonic Front

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(Who does Romney really serve?)

Michael Hoffman establishes that Mormonism is not a Christian church, but a breakaway Freemason faction.  

Obama and Romney represent different branches of Freemasonry, which considers Lucifer to be God.

Americans are leaderless dupes, collaborators in their own subversion and destruction.

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

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In the July-August edition of his Revisionist History newsletter, Michael Hoffman lifts the veil on Mormonism once and for all.

Citing many reference books, he establishes that Mormonism is a break-away faction of Freemasonry which claimed to be “the true Masonry,” keeping both ritual and dogma, including the worship of Lucifer.

Far from being persecuted by non-Masons, the founding prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum Smith were lynched by fellow Masons in retaliation for establishing a competing “church” in violation of Masonic oaths never to reveal its secrets on pain of death.

They were assassinated in the Carthage jail in Carthage Ill on June 27, 1844.

“The first five Presidents of the Mormon Church — Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilfred Woodruff and Lorenzo Snow — were also made Masons in the Nauvoo (Illinois) while Hyrum (Smith) was the incumbent master of the lodge…” (H. Paul Jeffers, The Freemasons in America, Citadel Press, 2006, pp 87-88)

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(left, Romney Bain partner makes Masonic triangle hand sign.)

Mormon temple rituals mirror Freemasonry including worship of Lucifer.

“In the Garden sequence, the patrons listen as Lucifer instructs Adam and Eve that there is no other way to gain the knowledge to become as gods than to disobey the Father and eat the fruit. Mormon theology teachers that Lucifer is the literal son of God and the brother of Jesus…Lucifer instructs Adam and Eve to fashions aprons for themselves like his, out of fig leafs. Lucifer’s apron contains the identical Masonic Square and Compass emblems… The Mormon walks out of these rituals bound to darkness by bloody oaths and occult incantations. He is given over to the spirit of self-exaltation, which caused Lucifer himself to be cast out from the presence of God.” (The Temple of the God-Makers by J. Edward Decker Jr. Former Mormon)

Michael Hoffman writes: “The apple pie image by which the Mormon hierarchy beguile both their followers and outsiders is a means for keeping conservative orientated people obedient to the conspiracy against them and this nation. Willard Mitt Romney is a pivotal leader of that conspiracy.”

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Hoffman says Romney is the candidate of the occult Mormon “Church of  Latter Days Saints.” His finance director, Spencer Zwick, is the son of a Mormon head. Hotel magnate “Willard” Marriott after whom Mitt is named, donated $3 million to his campaign. His foreign policy is run by Zionists.

Hoffman says Americans are “leaderless,” controlled by occult secret societies. Once Americans have fulfilled their role as Zionist “Golem,” they will be discarded in “white trash enclaves of self extinguishing degeneracy, illiteracy and slow suicide.”    

Hoffman says both Romney and Obama are “enemies of Christian civilization.”

Hoffman advises his fellow Americans to boycott the November election:

“A mass boycott of the Cryptocracy’s farcical Presidential election is the strongest message which astute American patriots can send by denying both Obama and Romney a mandate and legitimacy….God is not mocked! He does not support evil, whether lesser or any other type.”

Hoffman, the author of Judaism’s Strange Gods, is the boldest and smartest critic of Zionist Occupational Government writing today.

Related: Romney says Boy Scouts Should Admit Homosexuals   

Mormonism is Luciferian & Masonic

1857 Mormon Massacre of Wagon Train

Mormons Disguised as Indians Attacked Wagon Trains

(Hoffman says their livestock and gold were motive for massacre.)


First Comment from Tony Blizzard:

There is more to Mormonism that is not being mentioned.  I was enticed into becoming one for a short time.  When I quickly realized I was pulled into a scam, I quit.  I think it was about a year later, a brother of Cleon Skousen (FBI agent and writer of several anticommunist books) which brother (don’t remember his first name – Mark?) was a big wheel in the San Bernardino, CA, “stake” to which I had been assigned, came to my house and arrogantly tried to treat me as a possession of his masonic stake.

During the very antagonistic two or more hour long conversation it came out that the Mormons – at least those at the top – believed that at the end of the present era of the world they would rule the world directly under the Jews (Talmudists).

In other words they would be the Talmudic Jews’ Myrmidons.  Fact is that Skousen’s last words to me before he went away grumbling were: “Then you would rather be excommunicated than admit that the Jews are God’s chosen people.”

I didn’t know it at the time but that statement rings both masonic and “Christian Zionist.”  Interesting that it was also the final reason for officially “excommunicating” me from the cult.

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