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IRAN WHY THEY WANT TO ATTACK IT PART 2

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IRAN WHY THEY WANT TO ATTACK IT

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IRAN IS WITHOUT A DOUBT A TRUE MODEL,A LEADER,IN ALL

ASPECTS,SCIENCE,TECHNOLOGY,AND RESISTANCE,TO WESTERN HEGEMONY…ITS NO SURPRISE WHY MANY NATIONS ARE NOW COMING CLOSER TOWARDS IRAN,(FROM ASIA TO AFRICA TO LATIN AMERICA)NOT ONLY HAS WESTERN IMPERIALIST AGREESIONS,MADE IRAN SELF RELIANT AND MORE SUCCESSFUL,IT HAS MADE IT MORE DETERMINED TO COMBAT THEIR PLANS AND ASSERT ITS FULL RIGHTS AND ENTITLEMENTS TO SELF DEVELOP,A TO CREATE ITS OWN DESTINITY APART FROM ANY IMPERIAL IMPOSITION..IT IS ALSO GOING AND HAS ALREADY PROVED,THAT ISLAM AND SCIENCE ARE A PERFECT MATCH…MAY THE ALMIGHTY BLESS IRAN AND OPEN OUR UMMAHS EYES,

SO THAT WE UNITE AND IMPLEMENT MODEL ACROSS REGION AND WORLD(THIS IS ALREADY HAPPENING,AND IS THE TREND OCCURRING,UNBEKNOWNST TO MOST WESTERNERS).FOR THOSE WHO DREAM OF ANYTHING BUT ISLAM GOVERNING OVER UMMAH,REALIZE THOSE DAYS ARE COMING TO AN END…FACTS PROVE THIS,WE WILL IMPLEMENT OUR OWN LAWS,OUR OWN FUTURE AND DESTINITIES,NO MINORITY WILL RULE OVER US IN FUTURE,NOT GLOBALISTS,NOT CAPITALISTS(WESTERN-MATERIALIST),NOT USURY,NOT MARXISM,NOT COMMUNISM,NOT IMPERIALISM,ONLY ISLAM…ONLY ISLAM ,YOU WANT TO RULE YOUR NATIONS ACCORDING TO YOUR OWN SYSTEM WICH IS ENSLAVING YOU NOW,SO BE IT,AS FOR US,WE KNOW OUR FUTURE,IT HAS BEEN FORETOLD,AND THE ISLAMIC AWAKENING WILL CRUSH AND PULVERIZE THE SO CALLED NEW WORLD ORDER…

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THE SYRIA CONSPIRACY AN ISRAHELLI PROJECT

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Posted by: Sammi Ibrahem Sr


ZIONISTS AND FSA HANG OUT IN BARRACKS-VIDEO-ZIONIST WAR MONGERS FROM WINEP (TOP LIKUDNIK FOOT SOLDIERS) REPORT BACK AFTER MEETING WITH ‘FSA”,’KEY FIGURES IN SYRIAS ARMED AND UNARMMED OPPOSITION” IN HATAY AND KILIS,LEBANON,AND TURKEY NEAR SYRIAN BORDER
Watch Monday’s webcast with defense expert Jeffrey White and Syria expert Andrew J. Tabler as they report from a recent month-long visit to the Syrian border region.
As the rebellion in Syria enters its eighteenth month — with escalating violence, increasing refugee flows, and diminishing hope for a political solution — southwestern Turkey has become a critical transit point where personnel and arms move easily across the border. Washington Institute fellows Andrew J. Tabler and Jeffrey White have just returned from a month in the Hatay and Kilis provinces as well as Lebanon, where they observed the conflict up close and met with key figures from the armed and unarmed Syrian opposition who may play a leading role in determining the country’s future. Their reporting raises important questions about the capabilities of the military opposition, the influence of foreign powers and sectarian groups, and the political power of the Syrian exile community.
(ED NOTES:…IM STILL WTACHING THIS IS ABOUT AN HOUR 20 MINUTES LONG..MEANWHILE TABLER,A DIEHARD ISRAHELLI ZEALOT,ADMITS HE AND JEFFREY WERE HANGING OUT WITH FSA IN THEIR BARRACKS!!!(HOW COOL IS THAT?FSA LOVES LIKUDNIK PITBULLS,NO SURPRISE HERE..  😉 AT 14:10 HE SAYS HE HELD INTERVIEWS WITH REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL IN IDLIB(THERE OR NOT DOESNT SAY),THEN AROUND 15 :30 STATES WHILE HE WAS IN HATAY,THERE WERE PROTESTS,AGAINST THE SYRIAN REFUGEE’ ‘TERROR CAMPS”!!! AT 19:20 THE ZIONIST ISRAHELLI SCUM TABLER,SAYS HE HAS A CONVERSATION WITH A SPECIAL FORCES IN IDLIB* TOP COMMANDER ASKS HIM WHY THE WEST WASNT APPLYING HUMANITARIAN PRINCIPLES IN SYRIA(ED NOTE:I WOULD HAVE ANSWERED ,BECAUSE THEY FUND THE DESTRUCTION AND HUMANITARIAN DISASTER THERE YOU RETARD,AS YOU ARE WELL AWARE…OF COURSE THIS IS ALL SMOKESCREENS,FSA LEADERS ARE THE TOOLS AND PROXIES FOR THE WESTERN ZIONIST ENGINEERED DISASTER THERE.HOW FSA AND DIE HARD ZIONISTS LOVE HANGING OUT BEHIND THE SCENES,RUBBING SHOULDERS.TO OPPOSITION SYMPATHIZERS,I ASK YOU BRAIN DEAD IMBECILS …WONT YOU  QUESTION HOW THESE TWO COULD ALIGN?SIGH! )  

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عریانی، زنا اور اجتماعی موت

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سیّد ہارون حیدر گیلانی

کہا جاتا ہے کہ پاکستان اسلام کا قلعہ ہے اور حال یہ ہے کہ فحاشی و عریانی جیسے عام فہم معاملے کو حل کرنے کیلئے حکومت جو اُچھل کود کر رہی ہے اُس پر اِس ملک کا چند فیصدی طبقہ تو بے حد خوش ہے لیکن اکثریت جس غم و غصہ میں مبتلا ہے اُس کا انداز کرنا اِس مرحلے پر نا ممکن ہے۔ میں انصار عباسی، طلعت حسین اور دیگر تمام اشخاص کو سلام پیش کرتا ہوں جنھوں نے اسلامی روایات کو مسخ کرنے کی اِس قبیح سازش کے خلاف علم بلند کیا۔ اسلام نے پردہ اور ستر کو بے حد واضح انداز میں بیان کیا ہے اور اُس کیلئے کسی طویل بحث و مباحثہ کی قطعاً ضرورت بھی نہیں ہے اور اُس وقت تک ضرورت نہیں جب تک اِس مملکت کا نام اسلامی جمہوریہ پاکستان ہے۔

تاہم یہاں پر میں فحاشی کے معاشرتی کردار کے حوالے سے بحث کروں گا۔ فحاشی و عریانی کو انسانی حقوق اور آزادی کے نام پر فروغ دینے والے تمام افراد و اداروں کو کافی حد تک جانتا ہوں۔ اِن میں جہاں بہت سی باتیں مشترک ہیں اُن میں اہم ترین سے علم و فکر سے عاری ہونا۔ ہمارے کچھ دوست یہ سمجھتے ہیں کہ پاکستان میں یہ آزادی کے علمبرادار کسی مغربی ایجنڈے یا ثقافت کو پھیلانا چاہ رہے ہیں، تاہم حقائق تو یہ بتاتے ہیں کہ مغرب تو حجاب کے فروغ کیلئے کوشاں ہے اور اِس مقصد کیلئے سیاسی و سماجی ماحول و آگہی کے مباحث میں مشغول ہے۔ اگر پاکستان میں فحاشی و زنا کاری کے فروغ میں مگن اداروں کا مقصد مغربی اقدار و اطوار پھیلانے کا کاروبار ہوتا تو اُن کی کاوشیں بھی مغربی تحریکوں جیسی خبریں سناتیں۔ میں اِن کو بھارتی ثقافت کا علمبردار بھی نہیں کہوں گا اِس لئے کہ میں بے شمار بھارتی ہندو (عمومی تاثر یہ ہے کہ بھارت کے ہندو فحاشی و عریانی کے پرستار ہیں) خواتین و حضرات کو ذاتی طور پر جانتا ہوں جو کہ بھارت سے باہر بے پناہ فحاشی و عریانی سے نالاں ہو کر اپنی بیش بہا تنخواہوں کو چھوڑ چھاڑ کر محض اِس لئے واپس اپنے بچوں کو لے کر بھارت میں جا بسے ہیں کہ وہ افریقہ یا یورپ کے مادر پدر آزاد معاشرے میں اپنی اولاد کو کھو دیں گے۔

در حقیقت وہ تمام لوگ یا ادارے جو کسی بھی طور پر پاکستان کے معاشرے میں عریانی اور نسوانی جسموں کی عریاں نمائش کے فروغ کیلئے سر گرم ہیں وہ سب عورت کو بے وُقعت اور بکاؤ مال بنا دینا چاہتے ہیں۔ اِن کا انسانیت، ترقی ، تعمیر، جدّت وغیرہ سے کسی قسم کا کوئی تعلق نہیں ہے۔ یہ تو مادیت پرستی کے نمائندگان ہیں جن کا کاروبار انسانی زندگیوں سے کھیلنا ہے۔ پاکستان میں فحاشی کے فروغ کی راہ میں ہمیشہ سے حائل رکاوٹ یہاں کی اسلامی معاشرتی اقدار ہیں اور رہیں گی۔ جبکہ عریانی عام ہونے کا نتیجہ یورپ، امریکہ ، افریقہ، مشرقِ وسطیٰ وغیرہ میں ایک ہی نکلا ہے اور وہ ہے زنا کاری اور اندوہناک موت۔

پاکستان میں پرویز مشرف کی حکومت کی صورت میں زنا کاری کے فروغ کیلئے سر گرم افراد و اداروں کو سنہری موقع ہاتھ آگیا۔ پرویز مشرف اور اُس کے اردگرد کا ‘ سماجی حلقہ” اُس کی زنا کاری و عیاش طبیعت سے بخوبی واقف تھا۔ اِس طبقے نے جہاں اور بہت سارے مقاصد حاصل کر لئے وہاں زنا کاری کے خلاف قوانین کو ختم کرو کر زنا با الرضا کو قانونی حیثیت دے دی۔ جس کے نتیجے میں انٹر نیٹ پر پاکستانی ” روشن خیال” مرد و زن کھلم کھلا عریاں و فحش تصاویر شائع کر نے لگے بلکہ پاکستانی فحش و لچر جنسی فلمیں اور ویڈیوز بھی انٹر نیٹ پر بکثرت و بلا جھجھک شائع کی جانے لگیں۔ عوامی و تفریحی مقامات کھلم کھلا ڈیٹ پوائنٹس کی حیثیت اختیار کر گئے۔ نوجوان طبقے نے دھڑا دھڑ فلیٹوں کو کرائے پر لیا اور وہاں وصالِ یار کی ندیاں رواں ہوئیں۔ کوئی قانون کی گرفت میں نہیں آسکتا۔

مجھے اِس میں کوئی اعتراض نہیں ہوتا اگر میں اِس ملک و قوم کا درد مند شہری و ٹیکس گذار نہ ہوتا۔ اسلام میرا دین ہے اور میں اسے دنیا کی بہترین نظریاتی اساس مانتا ہوں جو تمام معاملات و مسائل کا فطری و مدلل حل پیش کرتا ہے۔ فحاشی و زنا کاری کے خلاف اسلام جو کچھ بھی کہتا ہے اُسے ایک طرف رکھتے ہوئے ہم یہ دیکھتے ہیں کہ کیا فحاشی و زنا کاری معاشرے میں تعمیر و ترقی کی راہیں کھولتی ہیں یا معاشرے پر اِس کے اثرات منفی ہیں۔
میں یورپ و امریکہ کو تو کتابی حدود تک جانتا ہوں تاہم مشرق، وسطیٰ ، افریقہ و مشرق، بعید کے ممالک و اقوام کو گذشتہ دس سالوں سے اپنی کاروباری مصروفیات کی بنا پر بے حد قریب سے دیکھنے اور سمجھنے کا موقع ملا ہے۔ اِن سالوں میں میرا زیادہ تر وقت افریقی ممالک میں گھومتے گذرا۔ اُن ممالک میں جنسی آزادی دنیا میں سب سے زیادہ ہے جس کے نتیجے میں ایڈز نامی موت اُس پورے بر اعظم کی پہچان ہے۔ افریقہ کے ممالک میں صرف امراء و وزراء ہی ایڈز سے بچاؤ کی ادویات خریدنے کی استطاعت رکھتے ہیں۔ 2002 ء تک دو کروڑ افریقی ایڈز کی بدولت لقمۂ اجل بن چکے تھے جبکہ تین کروڑ مزید افراد اِس بیماری کا شکار تھے۔ جس کا مطلب ہے کہ2012 ء میں ایڈز کے ہاتھوں موت کے منہ میں جانے والوں کی تعداد پانچ کروڑ سے تجاوز کر چکی ہے۔ ایک لمحے کیلئے خود کو روکیں اور سوچیں۔۔پانچ کروڑ کے قریب افریقی دس سالوں میں ایڈز کے ہاتھوں موت کے منہ میں جا چکے ہیں۔ یہ جنگ عظیم میں ہٹلر کی جرمن فوج کے ہاتھوں قتل ہونے والے یہودیوں، خانہ بدوشوں اور ہم جنس پرستوں کی تعداد سے سات گُنا زیادہ ہیں۔ یہ پوری جنگ عظیم میں ہونے والی اموات کا تیسرا حصہ ہیں تاہم جب تک ایڈز کا شکار آخری افریقی موت سے ہمکنار ہو گا اُس وقت تک یہ تعداد جنگِ عظیم کی اموات کے مقابلے میں کہیں زیادہ بڑھ چکی ہو گی۔

سائنسدانوں کا خیال ہے کہ ایڈز نے 1920 اور 1930 کے دوران وسطی افریقہ کے جنگلی قبائل کے ہاں جنم لیا ۔ یہ وہ وقت تھا جب افریقہ کے بیشتر علاقوں پر مغربی اقوام کا قبضہ تھا۔ انھی کی عیاشیوں اور زنا کاری کے ذریعے ایڈز کا عفریت دنیا بھر میں پھیلتا گیا۔ دنیا بھر میں ایڈز کے پھیلاؤ کا سب سے بڑا ذریعہ مرد و عورت کے بے لگام و ناجائز جنسی تعلقات ہیں۔ مرد و عورتجنسی عمل کے دوران ایک دوسرے میں ایڈز کے جراثیم منتقل کر تے ہیں۔ مادر پدر آزاد معاشروں اور قوموں میں یہ جراثیم بسوں، گاڑیوں، ریلوں میں گاؤں گاؤں، شہر شہر سفر کرتا رہتا ہے۔ اس کے اہم ترین مراکز ناجائز جنسی عیاشی کی آماجگاہیں (قحبہ خانے)، بسوں اور ٹرکوں کے اڈوں سے لیکر ہر وہ بستر ہوتا ہے جہاں پر زنا کاری ہو رہی ہو۔
مشرقی و جنوبی افریقہ کے ممالک میں بسنے والے بالغ افراد کے پانچوں حصے سے زیادہ افراد میں ایڈز کا جرثومہ موجود ہے ۔ اِ س کا یہ مطلب نہیں ہے کہ اِن ممالک کی آبادی کا پانچواں حصہ ایڈز کے ہاتھوں موت کا شکار ہو جائے گا۔ صورتِ حال اِس سے بھی کہیں زیادہ ہولناک ہے۔ ایڈز کا شکار یہ سبھی لوگ کم و بیش آئندہ دس سالوں میں ایک نہائت تکلیف دہ موت کا نوالہ بن جائیں گے لیکن مرنے سے پہلے وہ مزید لوگوں میں (زنا کاری کے ذریعے) ایڈز کو منتقل کر جائیں گے۔ مثال کے طور پر بوتسوانا نامی ملک جو کہ افریقہ میں ایڈز کا بد ترین شکار ہے، کے بالغان کا ایک تہائی ایڈز کا مریض ہے۔بوتسوانا کے صدر نے کچھ سال قبل روہانسے اندا زمیں کہا تھا کہ اگر اِ س آفت کا رُخ موڑا نہ گیا تو یہ ملک مکمل طور پر بے آباد ہو جائے گا۔ وہ غلط نہیں کہہ رہا تھا۔

ایڈز نے افریقہ کی آبادی کو ہی ختم نہیں کیا، معیشت کا بھی قتلِ عام کیا ہے۔ دیگرمہلک بیماریوں کی نسبت ایڈز اپنے شکار کو ختم کرنے میں کہیں زیادہ وقت لیتی ہے لہذا اِس کے مریض کی دیکھ بھال کے اخراجات بھی کہیں زیادہ اٹھتے ہیں اور طویل عرصے تک اٹھتے ہیں۔ موجودہ حکومتیں امراء و صحت مندوں پر ٹیکس عائد کرتی ہیں تاکہ مریضوں کا علاج کیا جا سکے لہذا ایڈز کا شکار قومی معیشت براہِ راست بنتی ہے۔ اور چونکہ ایڈز جنسی تعلقات سے پھیلتی ہے لہذا یہ نوجوان طبقے کو زیادہ متاثر کرتی ہے۔ مثال کے طور پر جنوبی افریقہ کے ایک مالیاتی ادارے کی تحقیق کے مطابق 2010 ء میں اگر ایڈز متاثر نہ کرتی تو جنوبی افریقہ کی معیشت سترہ فیصد بہتر ہوتی۔ افریقہ میں پہلے ہی خوفناک حد تک ہنر مندوں کی کمی ہے اور ایڈز کی تباہ کاریوں سے اِس میں ہوشربا اضافہ ہوتا جا رہا ہے۔ ایڈز کا شکار ہو کر مرنے والے ہنر مندوں کا خلا پُر کرنا بے حد مشکل اور کٹھن عمل ہے۔ زامبیا میں توانائی کا اس لئے بحران ہے کہ بے شمار انجینیر ایڈز کے ہاتھوں ہلاک ہو چکے ہیں۔ زمبابوے کے کسانوں کے لئے کھیتوں کو سینچنا مشکل ہے کیونکہ اُن کے پانی کے پائپوں میں لگے پیتل کے کارک مردوں کے تابوتوں میں دستے لگانے والوں نے چُرا لئے ہیں۔ پورے افریقہ میں ایڈز ملازمین کو کمزور تر کرتی جا رہی ہے جس کی وجہ سے وہ مہنگے اور کمتر پیداواری صلاحیت کے حامل ہوتے جا رہے ہیں۔

در حقیقت اگر بہت پر امید ہو کر بھی سوچا جائے تو بھی کم از کم یہ نتیجہ اخذ کیا جائے گا کہ افریقہ ناقابلِ یقین آفت میں مبتلا ہے۔ سہارا کے ریگستان کے جنوب میں جہاں پر بھی میرا گذر ہوا ہے میں نے ایڈز نامی اِس تباہی کے اثرات و آثار ہی پائے ہیں۔ ہسپتالوں میں حقیقتاً تما تر بستروں پر صرف ایڈز زدہ مریض ہیں جبکہ دیگر بیماریوں میں مبتلا مریضوں کیلئے بستر و کمروں کا انتظام ممکن ہی نہیں رہا۔ ایڈز زدہ اِ مریضو ں کی حالت بے حد نا گفتہ ہے۔ کئی ایسے ہیں جن کی جلد چپک گئی ہے اور اُن کے بازو ہڈیوں کے علاوہ کچھ نہیں۔ میں نے سینکڑوں افریقی اخبارات میں مرنے والوں کی خبروں کی چھان پھٹک کی ہے۔ سب کے سب تیس سے چالیس سال کے جوان چہروں سے مزین ہیں جن کے بارے میں لکھا ہے کہ ایک ‘ طویل بیماری کے بعد وفات پا گیا(یا گئی)۔”میں نے اسکولوں کا معائنہ کیا ہے جہاں پر ایڈز کی وجہ سے اساتذہ کی شدید قلت ہے اور میں نے کاروباری اداروں کا مشاہدے کیا ہے جن کے مالکان نے یہ پابندیاں عائد کر رکھی ہیں کہ اُن کے ملازمین ماہانہ کتنے جنازوں میں شرکت کر سکتے ہیں۔

وہ تمام خواتین و حضرات جن کا مطمع نظر پاکستان میں جنسی بے راہروی اور فحاشی کا فروغ ہے وہ اِس آفت کو پاکستان میں کیسے روکیں گے؟ ایسا ملک جہاں پر گاڑی چلاتے وقت سیٹ بیلٹ یا موٹر سائیکل چلاتے ہوئے ہیلمٹ کے استعمال کو ممکن نہیں بنایا جا سکا وہاں پر ” محفوظ جنسی تعلقات” کو کیسے ممکن بنائیں گے؟ جس ملک میں نزلہ زکام بُخار اور دیگر عام بیماریوں کے علاج کیلئے سہولیات میسر نہیں اور لوگ معمولی معمولی بیماریوں کی بھینٹ چڑ کر موت کے منہ میں چلے جاتے ہیں وہاں ایڈز جیسی آفت سے نپٹنے کا کیا بندو بست ہو گا؟ڈینگی، ملیریا ، زرد بخار، پولیو پر قابو پایا نہیں جا رہا یہاں ایڈز کا مقابلہ کیسے کریں گے؟فحاشی اور زنا کاری کا فروغ تو سیدھا سیدھا اِس قوم کو صفحۂ ہستی سے مٹانے کے مترادف ہے۔ اُس کیلئے اتنا تردد کیوں؟ سیاستدان اور مذہبی راہنما دن رات لگے ہوئے ہیں اِس کام میں انسانی حقوق کی تنظیمیں اور افراد کیوں اِس دوڑ میں حصہ لینا چاہ رہے ہیں؟

اگر یہ لوگ یا ادارے پاکستان میں مغربی ثقافت کا فروغ چاہتے ہیں تو پہلے یہ تو سمجھیں کہ مغربی لوگ ہر تنبیہہ کو نہائت سنجیدگی سے لیتے ہیں۔ وہ سائیکل چلاتے ہوئے ہیلمٹ پہنتے ہیں۔ وہ اپنی حکومتوں سے توقع رکھتے ہیں کہ پینے کے پانی میں کو ایک بھی ایسا جراثیم یا کیمیکل نہ ہو جو اُن اقوام کے جسموں میں داخل ہو کر معمولی سا بھی نقصان پہنچاسکتا ہو۔ وہاں تو خشک میوہ جات بھی وہی خریدے جاتے ہیں جن پر تنبیہہ موجود ہو کہ اِس لفافے میں خشک میوہ جات ہیں۔ اگرچہ یہ سب کچھ حالیہ چند دہائیوں میں ممکن ہوا ہے۔ مغرب میں چند نسلیں پہلے تک تمام نو مولود بچوں کا سنِ بلوغت تک پہنچنا یقینی نہیں تھا۔ شیر خوار بچوں کی موت انھیں بھی تکلیف دیتی تھی مگر وہ اِس قدر خفا نہیں ہوتے تھے جتنا کہ موجودہ نسل ہوتی ہے۔ اُن کیلئے یہ سب کچھ بے حد عام تھا۔ تاہم تیسری دنیا ابھی مغرب سے کئی صدیاں پیچھے ہے۔

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India Locked in Mumbai Attacks

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By Sajjad Shaukat

During the visit of India’s External Affairs Minister S M Krishna to Pakistan, Islamabad and New Delhi signed on September 9, this year, an agreement of liberalised visa regime and a memorandum of understanding on cultural exchanges, in addition to agreeing on new cross-Line of Control (LoC) Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) related to trade and travel. Both the countries also agreed to enhance air and sea travel routes besides restoring Mumbai-Karachi sea link.

In a joint press conference, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and her counterpart Krishna showed great optimism regarding improvement of bilateral relations between the two countries.

Khar stated that they discussed all the outstanding issues such as terrorism, Kashmir, Siachen, Sir Creek, Wullar Barrage, water etc.

Earlier on his arrival, quite contrary to his positive statement, S M Krishna warned that in case of Mumbailike incident; relations between the two countries could lapse. Obviously Pakistan needed to do more on this front.

Indian shrewd diplomacy could be judged from the fact that its rulers availed various crises so as to suspend the process of Pak-India talks. For example, in 2002, under the pretension of terrorist attack on the Indian parliament, New Delhi postponed the process of dialogue. Again, in 2008, India suspended the ‘composite dialogue’ under the pretext of Mumbai terror attacks which were in fact, arranged by its secret agency RAW in connivance with Indian home-grown terrorists.

India and Pakistan had resumed the new phase of talks in March, 2009 which were the first structured bilateral talks. But every time, prime ministers and foreign ministers of Pakistan and India have ended their meetings with issuance of positive notes, and vowed that their parleys would pave the way for the settlement of real issues, but the same failed without producing tangible results due to Indian hidden diplomacy. In this context, Pakistan’s former Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had rightly stated that India “was not mentally ready for talks, as it wanted to discuss only selective issues.”

Notably, on November 10, 2011, the then Prime Minister Gilani and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met on the sidelines of the SAARC summit in Maldives. Singh pointed out, “The time has come to write a new chapter in the history of our countries.” Both the rulers agreed to improve their bilateral relations especially in trade, and also stated that all the issues were discussed. Quite contrarily, two days after that meeting, Manmohan Singh stated, “I left Gilani in no doubt that if public opinion in India is not satisfied that justice is being done to those responsible to the barbarous attack of Mumbai, it would not be possible to move forward with the peace process.”

In Maldives, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik said about Pakistan’s position that Ajmal Kasab, the lone survivor of the 26/11 terror-incident is a “non-state actor…should be hanged, so should perpetrators of the Samjhauta Express blast.” In this respect, the Judicial Commission of Pakistan visited India, but it could not succeed in collecting evidence about Mumbai-related suspects due to non-cooperation of the Indian concerned officials.

As regards the Mumbai mayhem, while fully cooperating with New Delhi, Pakistan had took action against the banned organisations, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) by lodging FIR against some suspected persons, and also detained many individuals for investigation. But Lahore High Court had released Hafiz Saeel on bail, saying that there was no evidence agianst him about the Mumbai catastrophe.

It is mentionable that interior secretaries of Pakistan and India talked at Islamabad in May, this year, but Indian Home Secretary RK Singh failed to produce any solid evidence about Hafiz Saeed’s involvement in the Mumbai terror attacks. On the other side, Rehman Malik confirmed that RAW was involved in the Samjhota Express incident.

While the true story of the Mumbai carnage had been proved last year, when a day after the Indian media exposed the name of the terrorist, Wazhul Qamar Khan  whose name was included in the list of 50 alleged terrorists given to Pakistan in March, 2011. But Wazhur Qamar “is living in the suburbs of Mumbai with his family” and “is regularly reports to a court that gave him bail” as reported by The Times of India. In this regard, Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram admitted that what the media described an embarrassing lapse—for preparing the list was true. Besides, reports suggest that another most-wanted culprit, Feroz Abdul Khan who is supposed to be hiding in Pakistan has also been found out in India.

It is notable that recently, Pakistan’s President Zardari and P.M Singh met on the sidelines of the NAM Summit in Tehran during which Singh repeatedly said that expeditious conclusion of the Mumbai terror attack trial in Pakistan would be a major measure in bilateral relations. Besides, he failed to give any definite date for his promised visit to Pakistan.

In fact, India is not serious in resolving real issues with Pakistan like Sir Creek; Siachen, Wullar Barrage, Water and Kashmir. It is only interested in promotion of trade, friendly exchanges, tourism, relaxation of visas etc. because these favour Indian big economy.   

While taking positive steps, Islambad already signed a number of trade agreemens with New Delhi, which allowed India exports of mutltiple items across the Wagah border. It also granted India Most Favoured Nation status, which permits trade in almost everything. On the other hand, New Delhi has allowed investments by Pakistanis in India.

Owing to Indian delaying tactics, Pak-Indian real issues have still remained unsettled. Particularly, India is determined to keep its illegitimate control on Kashmir.

However, like the past such meetings, present one has created only wishful thinking among the people of the two countries as New Delhi is playing double game by promoting ties with Islamabad in other fields because it has locked its side in Mumbai terror attacks, which have continuously been employing by its leaders and diplomats to distract attention from the solution of key disputes.

Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power

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11 Mastermind Osama bin Laden: America’s Anti-Soviet “Peace Warrior” and CIA “Intelligence Asset

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Posted by: Sammi Ibrahem Sr

Global Research,

“On September 11, 2012, let us not only renew our efforts to expose the truth, but also take our awareness a step further to understand that the wars launched since that fateful autumn day in 2001 – in the bitterly ironic name of “justice” and supposedly to combat “terrorism” – continue to take lives of people across the world. These wars are based on lies and their costs are staggering.”

The eleventh commemoration anniversary of 9/11 brings to the forefront the issue of 911 truth. The official story is that Al Qaeda, with the complicity of the Taliban government was behind the 9/11 attacks.

Both George W Bush and Barack Obama claim that the late Osama bin Laden was the architect of 9/11, responsible for overseeing the 9/11 hijackers.

And that is why, we are told, that America is waging a “Global War on Terrorism” (GWOT) under the Pentagon’s doctrine of “preemptive warfare”.

The Global War on Terrorism not only targets “non-State” terrorist entities including Al Qaeda, it is also directed against alleged “state sponsors” of terrorism. In this regard, several Western countries including the US, Britain and Canada consider that Iran is supportive of the “Sunni jihadist terror network”, an absurd proposition. In December 2011, a Manhattan court judgment (based on selected testimonies and fabricated evidence), accused the Islamic Republic of Iran of supporting the 9/11 Al Qaeda hijackers.

The investigation into Tehran’s alleged role was launched in 2004, pursuant to a recommendation of the 9/11 Commission “regarding an apparent link between Iran, Hezbollah, and the 9/11 hijackers”. The 91/11 Commission’s recommendation was that the this “apparent link” required “further investigation by the U.S. government.” (9/11 Commission Report , p. 241). (See Iran 911 Case).

In the December 2011 court judgment (Havlish v. Iran) “U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels ruled that Iran and Hezbollah materially and directly supported al Qaeda in the September 11, 2001 attacks and are legally responsible for damages to hundreds of family members of 9/11 victims who are plaintiffs in the case”. (See Michel Chossudovsky, the 9/11 Reader, Global Research, September 3, 2001)

Who was Osama bin Laden, the Alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks?

The US administration tacitly acknowledges that Osama bin Laden had been recruited by the CIA in the heyday of the Soviet-Afghan war. Osama bin Laden was the leader of Al Qaeda which was supported covertly by the CIA. 

The Blowback: The official version is that “we supported” Al Qaeda’s jihadist crusade against the Soviet Union. “It was for a good cause.:

According to Washington’s narrative Osama bin Laden “turned against us” in the wake of the Soviet-Afghan war, which broadly coincided with the end of the Cold War (1946-1989), .

In intelligence parlance, “the blowback” refers to an “intelligence asset” which goes against its sponsors, namely the CIA.

In the immediate wake of the Cold War, bin Laden was said to have abandoned the jihad. He was portrayed with some hesitation as a “Peace Warrior” involved in humanitarian undertakings. The byline of this post Cold War photograph of Osama bin Laden published by the Independent in 1993, describes Bin Laden as an “anti-Soviet warrior” “on the road to peace”.

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Robert Fisk’s 1993 report, published at the outset of the post Cold War era. described Bin Laden as a former “freedom fighter”, “Saudi businessman” and philanthropist:

Osama Bin Laden sat in his gold- fringed robe, guarded by the loyal Arab mujahedin who fought alongside him in Afghanistan. Bearded, taciturn figures – unarmed, but never more than a few yards from the man who recruited them, trained them and then dispatched them to destroy the Soviet army – they watched unsmiling as the Sudanese villagers of Almatig lined up to thank the Saudi businessman who is about to complete the highway linking their homes to Khartoum for the first time in history.

With his high cheekbones, narrow eyes and long brown robe, Mr Bin Laden looks every inch the mountain warrior of mujahedin legend. Chadored children danced in front of him, preachers acknowledged his wisdom. ”We have been waiting for this road through all the revolutions in Sudan,” a sheikh said. ”We waited until we had given up on everybody – and then Osama Bin Laden came along.”

Al Qaeda in the 1990s

Did Bin Laden abandon the jihadist cause?

The evidence amply confirms that in the wake of the Cold War, Bin Laden maintained his links with the CIA –indirectly through Pakistan’s military intelligence (ISI)– and continued to perform the role of a US sponsored “intelligence asset”

Al Qaeda was directly involved in the US-NATO sponsored civil war is Bosnia, providing support to the Bosnian Muslim Army.

Ironically, the links of Al Qaeda to the Clinton administration are fully documented by a lengthy Congressional report of the Republican Party Committee (RPC) published in 1997.

The RPC Congressional report accuses the Clinton administration of having “helped turn Bosnia into a militant Islamic base” leading to the recruitment through the so-called “Militant Islamic Network,” of thousands of Mujahideen from the Muslim world.

Ironically, Osama bin Laden’s Sudan based NGO, alluded to in Robert Fisk’s 1993 article, is identified in the Republican Party Committee (RPC) as a “phoney humanitarian organization” linked up to with the Bosnia terror network, and directly supported by the Clinton administration:

… The role of one Sudan-based “humanitarian organization,” called the Third World Relief Agency, has been well documented. The Clinton Administration’s “hands-on” involvement with the Islamic network’s arms pipeline included inspections of missiles from Iran by U.S. government officials… the Third World Relief Agency (TWRA), a Sudan-based, phoney humanitarian organization … has been a major link in the arms pipeline to Bosnia. … TWRA is believed to be connected with such fixtures of the Islamic terror network as Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman (the convicted mastermind behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing) and Osama Bin Laden, a wealthy Saudi émigré believed to bankroll numerous militant groups. [Washington Post, 9/22/96] (The original document is on the website of the US Senate Republican Party Committee (Senator Larry Craig), at http://www.senate.gov/~rpc/releases/1997/iran.htm emphasis added)

The Republican Party accused president Bill Clinton and his National Security Adviser Anthony Lake (who subsequently headed the CIA) of abetting and supporting the recruitment of Mujahideen, who were then dispatched to Bosnia.

The unspoken objective was to destroy Yugoslavia as a nation state.

From Bosnia to Kosovo

In the late 1990s, Al Qaeda led by Osama bin Laden –acting in liaison with the Western military alliance– was involved in providing support to the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).

The “Bosnian pattern” described in the 1997 Congressional RPC report was replicated in Kosovo. With the complicity of NATO and the US State Department. Mujahideen mercenaries from the Middle East and Central Asia were recruited to fight in the ranks of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) in 1998-99, largely supporting NATO’s war effort.

Confirmed by British military sources, the task of arming and training of the KLA had been entrusted in 1998 to the US Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) and Britain’s Secret Intelligence Services MI6, together with “former and serving members of 22 SAS [Britain’s 22nd Special Air Services Regiment], as well as three British and American private security companies”.7

The US DIA approached MI6 to arrange a training programme for the KLA, said a senior British military source. `MI6 then sub-contracted the operation to two British security companies, who in turn approached a number of former members of the (22 SAS) regiment. Lists were then drawn up of weapons and equipment needed by the KLA.’ While these covert operations were continuing, serving members of 22 SAS Regiment, mostly from the unit’s D Squadron, were first deployed in Kosovo before the beginning of the bombing campaign in March. 8

While British SAS Special Forces in bases in Northern Albania were training the KLA, military instructors from Turkey and Afghanistan financed by the “Islamic jihad” were collaborating in training the KLA in guerilla and diversion tactics.10

Bin Laden had visited Albania himself. He was one of several fundamentalist groups that had sent units to fight in Kosovo, … Bin Laden is believed to have established an operation in Albania in 1994 … Albanian sources say Sali Berisha, who was then president, had links with some groups that later proved to be extreme fundamentalists. (Michel Chossudovsky Osamagate, October 9, 2001 numerals refer to endnotes in the original article)

According to Ralf Mutschke of Interpol’s Criminal Intelligence division also in a testimony to the House Judicial Committee:

“The U.S. State Department listed the KLA as a terrorist organization, indicating that it was financing its operations with money from the international heroin trade and loans from Islamic countries and individuals, among them allegedly Usama bin Laden” . Another link to bin Laden is the fact that the brother of a leader in an Egyptian Jihad organization and also a military commander of Usama bin Laden, was leading an elite KLA unit during the Kosovo conflict.” (US Congress, Testimony of Ralf Mutschke of Interpol’s Criminal Intelligence Division, to the House Judicial Committee, 13 December 2000).

Macedonia: Al Qaeda and the US Military in the Months Preceding 9/11

On the 10th of September, eleven years ago, I published an article entitled Washington Behind Terrorist Assaults In Macedonia, which confirmed that the US military and Al Qaeda were collaborating in supporting a self-proclaimed National Liberation Army (NLA), involved in terrorist attacks in the FYR of Macedonia. This text was among the first articles posted by Global Research, which was launched on September 9, 2001.

The NLA was an offshoot of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). The NLA-KLA terrorists were trained and supported by a private mercenary company, Military Professional Resources International (MPRI), on contract to the Pentagon.

“Among the foreign mercenaries now [ June-July 2001] fighting with the KLA-NLA are Mujahedin from the Middle East and the Central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union as well as “soldiers of fortune” from several NATO countries including Britain, Holland and Germany. Some of these Western mercenaries had previously fought with the KLA and the Bosnian Muslim Army.12

While Washington was arming the National Liberation Army (NLA) terrorists which included Al Qaeda mercenaries in its ranks, some 3000 heavily armed NATO troops were given the mandate to “disarm the rebels” and enforce the cease-fire. Code-named “Essential Harvest” this NATO endeavor was officially launched on August 22, 2001.

The actual NATO operation under a “humanitarian mandate” consisting of troop deployments started on August 27, two weeks before the September 11, 2001 attacks.

At the time, this bogus R2P “peacekeeping” operation under British command was intended to weaken the Macedonian Armed Forces and destabilize national institutions. In the words, of the Prime minister of FYR of Macedonia Ljubco Georgievski:

“As much as their text [“peace plan”] is brutal, more brutal and worrying is the fashion in which they are trying to break up Macedonian state institutions,’ … All of the terrorist actions in Macedonia have been supported by the Western democracies… all threats and blackmails have been presented so far, except that NATO will conduct an air-strike on us. (Macedonian Prime Minister Mr. Ljubco Georgievski, quoted in Washington Behind Terrorist Assaults In Macedonia, emphasis added)

In a bitter irony, Washington was behind the terrorist NLA assault in Macedonia integrated by Al Qaeda mercenaries, which preceded the August 27 NATO intervention. The objective of Operation “Essential Harvest” was not disarm the NLA terrorists. The hidden agenda was twofold: coverup and regime change.

While Secretary of State Colin Powell had, at the time reaffirmed America’s resolve to “combat terrorism”, US military advisers were fighting alongside the NLA terrorists. The NLA was not only integrated by Al Qaeda mercenaries, the rebels were being supported by US special forces:

Among the rebels that were withdrawing were 17 “instructors” – former [MPRI] US officers that provided military training for the rebels. Not only that: the Macedonian security forces claim that 70% of the equipment that the guerrilla fighters took with them are of US production and the latter includes highly sophisticated third generation night vision devices.” (Ibid, See also Hamburger Abendblatt, Hamburg, 27 June 2001, English translation by OK-Macedonia, Skopje, 28 June 2001, at http://www.ok.mk/news/story.asp?id=1631. )

What is significant in these events is that barely a few months before 9/11, former US military officers, which had integrated the ranks of the terror brigades, were caught red-handed (June 2001) together with Al Qaeda mercenaries.

In other words, in the weeks preceding 9/11, there is evidence of active collaboration between Al Qaeda and US military officers on contract to the Pentagon in blatant contradiction with the 9/11 narrative.

The official 9/11 story is predicated on the “blowback”, namely that Al Qaeda, the alleged perpetrator of the 9/11 attacks “turned against us” in the wake of the Cold War (1989). The events in Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia confirm unequivocally that Al Qaeda was an intelligence asset throughout the 1990s up until June 2001, when NLA Al Qaeda operatives were arrested with their US military instructors.

The KLA-NLA terrorists are funded from US military aid, the United Nations peace-keeping budget as well as by several Islamic organisations including Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda. Drug money is also being used to finance the terrorists with the complicity of the US government. The recruitment of Mujahideen to fight in the ranks of the NLA in Macedonia is implemented through various Islamic groups.

US military advisers mingle with Mujahideen within the same paramilitary force, Western mercenaries from NATO countries fight alongside Mujahideen recruited in the Middle East and Central Asia. And the US media calls this a “blowback” where so-called “intelligence assets” have gone against their sponsors!

But this did not happen during the Cold war! It is happening right now in Macedonia. And it is confirmed by numerous press reports, eyewitness accounts, photographic evidence as well as official statements by the Macedonian Prime Minister, who has accused the Western military alliance of supporting the terrorists. Moreover, the official Macedonian New Agency (MIA) has pointed to the complicity between Washington’s envoy Ambassador James Pardew and the NLA terrorists. 17 In other words, the so-called “intelligence assets” are still serving the interests of their US sponsors. (Michel Chossudovsky, Osamagate, Global Research, October 9, 2001)

Throughout the post 9/11 era (2001-2012), there is ample evidence that Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda affiliated entities (Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria), have continued to play a central role in US sponsored covert operations.

Macedonia versus Syria: Déjà Vu

Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia: The strategic objective of the US-NATO military operations was to destabilize and destroy the Yugoslav Federation using Al Qaeda terrorist operatives as a means to triggering sectarian strife and ethnic divisions within a socially and culturally diverse national society.

The Bosnia-Kosovo model was replicated in Libya and Syria.

The National Liberation Army (NLA) of Macedonia integrated by Al Qaeda terrorists versus the Free Syrian Army (FSA) integrated by Al Qaeda mercenaries recruited by NATO, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Macedonia’s Prime Minister Georgievski’s statement (above) `focusing on the threats of NATO airstrikes and the breaking up of state institutions,’ is remarkably similar to that of Syrian president Bashar Al Assad.

Al Qaeda Déjà Vu? The FSA terrorist attacks in Syria in 2012 bear a canny resemblance to those conducted in Macedonia in 2001. The Syrian FSA integrated by Al Qaeda operatives is supported by the same Western powers, which intervened in Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia.

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Willful Killing of Saad al-Majdalawi by Zio-Nazi’s in Gaza

PCHR Submits Memorandum to the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) has sent a submission, in the form of an Individual Complaint, to the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, related to the willful killing of Saad al-Majdalawi by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip on 16 August 2011.

On 16 August 2011, Saad al-Majdalawi, a 17-year-old mentally disabled boy, died when he was targeted with live fire y Israeli forces positioned on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel. Al-Majdalawi was walking approximately 300 meters away from the border fence, posing no threat to the lives of Israeli soldiers, when he was shot and killed. The targeted use of lethal force against al-Majdalawi, a civilian, constitutes an act of willful killing, which qualifies as a war crime under Article 8(2)(b)(i-iii) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and Article 147 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Al-Majdalawi’s inherent right to life, codified in Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 6 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, were also violated.

In this first submission, PCHR wishes to provide the Special Rapporteur with an Individual Complaint on behalf of theal-Majdalawi family. At a later date, PCHR will supplement this information provided to the Special Rapporteur by giving an update on the situation, updated statistics and other individual complaints, if appropriate. PCHR has supplemented its Individual Complaint with a Factsheet and Legal Briefing Note on the wilful killing of Palestinian civilians in the border areas of the Gaza Strip.

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Egyptian ultras emerge as powerful political force

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Ultras protest this weekend

By James M. Dorsey

Egypt’s militant soccer fans, one of the country’s largest civic groups, have emerged from a week of street agitation politically strengthened as they seek to chart a course in the post-Mubarak era.

The highly politicized, well-organized and street battle-hardened fans led by supporters of crowned Cairo club Al Ahly SC have garnered public support from several political parties, including the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) of newly elected President Mohammed Morsi for their agenda that calls for justice for 74 fans killed in a politically loaded brawl in February, a reform of the police and security forces, taking responsibility for security in stadiums away from the interior ministry, an end to corruption in soccer and the removal of Egyptian Football Association (EFA) and club officials with ties to the regime of ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

Expressions of support for the ultras led by Ultras Ahlawy, the Al Ahly support group, came at the end of a week in which the fans stormed the club’s training ground to protest against the willingness of players and managers to resume professional soccer after it was suspended for seven months in the wake of the Port Said brawl without justice for the victims having been achieved. The fans stormed the EFA headquarters a day later and threatened to force their way into a stadium in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria where Al Ahly was playing on Sunday Egypt’s first domestic match since February.

The ultras withdrew their threat hours before the match saying they wished to avoid bloodshed. In a statement on their Facebook page that has more than 570,000 followers, the group asserted that “the Interior Ministry has returned to its ‘dirty’ practices by playing Egyptians off against each other.” The ultras said they had recording of a phone call in which an interior ministry official allegedly sought to instigate residents in areas near the Alexandria stadium to resist the ultras. The ultras charged further that the ministry had planned to bring in Bedouins to confront the ultras. Security forces had put a cordon around the stadium several kilometers away from the pitch to prevent the ultras from reaching the Ahly Super Cup match against ENPPI that was played without spectators behind closed doors.

The government this weekend further bought time to avoid renewed clashes with the ultras who are both hated and respected by security forces whom they regularly confronted in stadiums during Mr. Mubarak’s four last years in office rule by postponing the resumption of the Premier League by yet another month. The ultras played a key role during the mass protests last year that forced the president from office, and fought vicious street battles in which tens of people were killed and thousands injured during the 17 months of transition military The league, which like all other soccer was suspended, was scheduled to restart on September 17 despite fan opposition.

The ultras’ political battle received a boost this weekend when Mr. Morsi’s FJP, the political party of the Muslim Brotherhood, declared its “full support” for the ultras and their “just cause. The FJP expressed its support noting that “none of those who killed their colleagues have been punished.”

 In separate remarks on Twitter, Khairat El-Shater, widely viewed as the power behind Mr. Morsi’s throne, also came out in favor of the ultras. “Allowing the Super Cup match in the name of preserving the stature of the state is a manipulation of a righteous cause. Preserving the stature of the state will be achieved when the real perpetrators of the Port Said massacre are brought to justice,” said Mr. El-Shater, who withdrew his candidacy for president in favor of Mr. Morsi after a court earlier this year barred him from running. The Brotherhood leader further demanded that the editor of the FJP’s newspaper apologize for recently describing the ultras as troublemakers.

Tahrir Doctors, an informal grouping of physicians devoted to treating injured protesters said in a statement that “we stress the need to take into consideration the feelings of the Ultras youth. We are witnesses that the Ultras’ role in the revolution was crucial, and they sought no interests or individual gains. We insist that the Ultras did not originally adopt violence, and the proof of this is that they patiently demanded the state to take retribution against the Port Said killers,” the group said. Several youths groups as well as the Egyptian Current party issued similar statements

Earlier, the ultras’ cause was strengthened when starred striker Mohamed Abou-Treika, breaking with the tradition of soccer players standing on the sidelines of popular revolts in the Middle East and North Africa, if not supporting autocratic leaders, announced this weekend that he would not be joining his fellow Al Ahly players in Sunday’s match against ENPPI.

A slow moving trial against 74 people, including nine security officials, on charges of having been responsible for the death of the 74 Ahly fans in February has fuelled ultras opposition to a resumption of professional soccer. The proceedings were postponed last week until September 17 to allow the court time to review a request by the defense to replace the judge. The brawl, which widely was believed to have been provoked by security forces in a bid to punish the ultras for their role in the ousting of Mr. Mubarak and violent opposition to the military, sparked the banning of soccer for most of this year.

Ultras anger was further fed by the insistence of the interior ministry that once soccer is resumed all matches be played behind closed doors in military stadiums.

Militant soccer fans have been warning for months that they would return to their violent tactics if justice was not meted out in the Port Said case and fans were allowed to attend matches.

The political backing for the ultras is in sharp contrast to their waning popularity towards the end of last year after they fought week-long vicious street battles against the security forces on Cairo Mohammed Mahmoud Street near Tahrir Square. Although respected for their persistent resistance to the Mubarak regime and the military, many Egyptians had grown protest weary and yearned for a return to normalcy that would put the country back on a path toward economic growth. The perception of the ultras changed from that of a brave force of resistance to one of an obstacle to political and economic progress.

The Port Said incident however earned the ultras an outpouring of empathy that has since been reinforced by the government’s reluctance to hold senior officials accountable for the deaths and its failure to reform the 800,000 man strong police and security forces, Egypt’s most despised institution that is seen as the implementers of Mubarak’s repressive regime.

The ultras’ public support and newly gained political backing has revived debate about their political future. Empowered by their success on the street and an awareness of the power of numbers has renewed discussion about possibly forming a political party. That may prove easier said than done. The ultras agree on their most immediate demands but hail from all walks of life and are unlikely to find ideological common ground. Nonetheless, the debate reflects the wider discussion in revolutionary circles about how to manage the transition from street to parliamentary politics in a post-autocratic society.

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The myth of the US-IsraHell special bond

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Forget Iran, it’s Israel’s nuclear gun pointed at Obama’s head

By Jonathan Cook

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Jonathan Cook argues that behind the facade of shared values and interests between the US and Israel lie betrayal and mistrust, and that the special relationship between the two countries is underpinned by “the formidably intimidating tactics of the pro-Israel lobby in Washington” and Israeli nuclear blackmail of the Americans.

It is possibly the greatest of American political myths, repeated ad nauseam by presidential candidates in their election campaigns. President Barack Obama has claimed that the United States enjoys a special bond with Israel unlike its relations with any other country. He has called the friendship “unshakeable”, “enduring” and “unique”, “anchored by our common interests and deeply held values”.

His Republican rival, Mitt Romney, has gone further, arguing that there is not “an inch of difference between ourselves and our ally Israel”. A recent Romney election advertisemnet, highlighting his summer visit to Israel, extolled the “deep and cherished relationship”.

“Politicians may prefer to express undying love for Israel, and hand over billions of dollars annually in aid, but the US security establishment has – at least, in private – always regarded Israel as an unfaithful partner.”

But, while such pronouncements form the basis of an apparent Washington consensus, the reality is that the cherished friendship is no more than a fairy tale. It has been propagated by politicians to mask the suspicion – and plentiful examples of duplicity and betrayal – that have marked the relationship since Israel’s founding.

Politicians may prefer to express undying love for Israel, and hand over billions of dollars annually in aid, but the US security establishment has – at least, in private – always regarded Israel as an unfaithful partner.

The distrust has been particularly hard to hide in relation to Iran. Israel has been putting relentless pressure on Washington, apparently in the hope of manoeuvring it into supporting or joining an attack on Tehran to stop what Israel claims is an Iranian effort to build a nuclear bomb concealed beneath its civilian energy programme.

While coverage has focused on the personal animosity between Obama and the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, the truth is that US officials generally are deeply at odds with Israel on this issue.

The conflict burst into the open this month with reports that the Pentagon had scaled back next month’s joint military exercise, Austere Challenge, with the Israeli military that had been billed as the largest and most significant in the two countries’ history.

The goal of the exercise was to test the readiness of Israel’s missile-defence shield in case of Iranian reprisals – possibly the biggest fear holding Israel back from launching a go-it-alone attack. The Pentagon’s main leverage on Israel is its X-band radar, stationed in Israel but operated exclusively by a US crew, that would provide Israel with early warning of Iranian missiles.

A senior Israeli military official told Time magazine what message the Pentagon’s rethink had conveyed: “Basically what the Americans are saying is: ‘We don’t trust you’.”

“In Israel’s early years, a US base in Cyprus monitored Israeli activities; today, Israeli communications are intercepted by a team of Hebrew linguists stationed at Fort Meade, Maryland.”

But discord between the two “unshakeable allies” is not limited to Iran. Antipathy has been the norm for decades. Over the summer, current and former CIA officials admitted that the US security establishment has always regarded Israel as its number one counter-intelligence threat in the Middle East.

The most infamous spy working on Israel’s behalf was Jonathan Pollard, a naval intelligence officer who passed thousands of classified documents to Israel in the 1980s. Israel’s repeated requests for his release have been a running sore with the Pentagon, not least because defence officials regard promises that Israel would never again operate spies on US soil as insincere.

At least two more spies have been identified in the past few years. In 2008 a former US army engineer, Ben-Ami Kadish, admitted that he had allowed Israeli agents to photograph secret documents about US fighter jets and nuclear weapons in the 1980s. And in 2006 Lawrence Franklin, a US defence official, was convicted of passing classified documents to Israel concerning Iran.

In fact, such betrayals were assumed by Washington from the start of the relationship. In Israel’s early years, a US base in Cyprus monitored Israeli activities; today, Israeli communications are intercepted by a team of Hebrew linguists stationed at Fort Meade, Maryland.

Documents released this month by the Israeli air force archives also reveal that Israel eventually identified mysterious high-altitude planes that overflew its territory throughout the 1950s as American U-2 espionage planes.

In a sign of continuing US caution, Israel has not been included in the coterie of countries with which Washington shares sensitive intelligence. The members of the “Five Eyes” group, consisting of the US, Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, have promised not to spy on each other – a condition Israel would have regularly flouted were it a member.

“…the Israeli bomb was really ‘aimed against the Americans’ … because Israel … realized that, once it possessed the only nuclear arsenal in the Middle East, the US would rarely risk standing in its way, however much its policies ran counter to US interests.”

Indeed, Israel has even stolen the identities of nationals from these countries to assist in Mossad operations. Most notoriously, Israel forged passports to smuggle Israeli agents into Dubai in 2010 to assassinate Hamas leader Mahmoud Al Mabhouh.

Israel is far from a trusted ally in the US “war on terror”. A former intelligence official told the Associated Press in July that Israel ranked lower than Libya in a list of countries helping to fight terrorism compiled by the Bush administration after 11 September 2001.

So why all the talk of a special bond if the relationship is characterized by such deep mistrust?

Part of the answer lies in the formidably intimidating tactics of the pro-Israel lobby in Washington. Thomas Friedman, the New York Times columnist, spoke for a growing number of observers last year when he wrote that the US Congress was effectively “bought and paid for” by Israel’s lobbyists.

That power was all too evident last week when the Democratic national convention adopted an amended policy designating Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, in opposition to both international law and the vocal wishes of delegates.

But there is another, less spoken-of reason. Francis Perrin, the head of the French Atomic Agency in the 1950s and 1960s, when France was helping Israel develop a nuclear weapon against the wishes of the US, once observed that the Israeli bomb was really “aimed against the Americans”.

Not because Israel wanted to attack the US, but because it realized that, once it possessed the only nuclear arsenal in the Middle East, the US would rarely risk standing in its way, however much its policies ran counter to US interests.

For that reason, if no other, Israel is determined to stop any rival, including Iran, from getting a nuclear weapon that would end its monopoly.

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Envoys: Monastery arson damaged IsraHell image

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Media outlets in Italy slam Israeli security forces for ‘failing to apprehend Jews’ who vandalized Latrun Monastery. Ayalon: Not the Jewish, Zionist way

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Cables sent by Israeli ambassadors in Europe to the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem indicate that the recent desecration of a monastery outside Jerusalem has resulted in a major hit to Israel’s image in the continent.

“The media coverage (of the vandalism) is causing grave damage to Israel’s image in France,” a cable sent by the embassy in Paris read.

Media outlets in Italy criticized Israel’s security forces, who “apprehend terrorists before they leave for their mission but fail to catch a few Jews who are operating right under their noses.”

Suspected right-wing extremists vandalized the Latrun Monastery on Tuesday morning, in what police believe was a “price tag” attack in response to the evacuation of the West Bank outpost Migron.

The vandals spray painted “Jesus is a monkey” and the words “mutual responsibility” along with the names of illegal outposts Upper Migron and Maoz Esther on the monastery’s wall. They also burned the wooden door at the monastery entrance.

The Foreign Ministry consequently decided to a hold an event in solidarity with the monastery. Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said that Israel strongly condemns the act and will continue to maintain freedom of religion.

“The attack against you is terror directed against us all,” he told the monks during the ceremony. “This is not the Zionist or Jewish way.”

Speaking at a convention of the International Police Association, Israel Police Chief Yohanan Danino said extremist groups “have one goal – to disrupt the gentle fabric of life in our region. We plan to do everything in our power to track down the perpetrators as soon as possible, just as we did in Bat Ayin and in the spray-painting of hate slogans at Yad Vashem.”

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