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The Boston Bombing, the CIA, and the US Empire

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By Lew Rockwell interviews Sibel Edmonds
Boiling Frogs. Lew Rockewell

 

Editor’s Note: The cause and operatives of the recent bombings in Boston cannot be known or understood without the information provided by Sibel Edmonds in this interview by Lew Rockwell. The geo-strategic background described by Edmonds in excellent detail places the Boston Bombings in proper perspective. It is interesting that Edmonds alsopredicts that Russia will back off from their defense of Syria in a secret deal made with the U.S. State Department. This “video” is all-audio and 48 minutes long.

– Les Blough, Editor

Sibel Edmonds is the founder and president of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding national security whistleblowers. She has appeared on national radio and TV as a commentator on matters related to whistleblowers, national security, and excessive secrecy & classification, and has been featured on CBS 60 Minutes, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and in the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The American Conservative, and others.

PEN American Center awarded Ms. Edmonds the 2006 PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment Award for her “commitment to preserving the free flow of information in the United States in a time of growing international isolation and increasing government secrecy”. She is also the recipient of the 2004 Sam Adams Foundation Award.

Ms. Edmonds worked as a language specialist for the FBI’s Washington Field Office. During her work with the bureau, she discovered and reported serious acts of security breaches, cover-ups, and intentional blocking of intelligence that had national security implications. After she reported these acts to FBI management, she was retaliated against and ultimately fired in March 2002. Since that time, court proceedings on her issues have been blocked by the assertion of “State Secrets Privilege”, and the Congress of the United States has been gagged and prevented from any discussion of her case through retroactive re-classification issued by the Department of Justice.

Ms. Edmonds began her career in 1993 as Project Director for the Rostropovich Foundation, a non-profit humanitarian organization providing medical and food aid to children of the former Soviet Union. She re-located to St. Petersburg, Russia and managed correspondence, shipments, inventory and security precautions in the largest children’s hospital in St. Petersburg. Later, she worked as the Executive Director & Co-Founder of Edmonds Industries, a Consulting and Holding Company, investing in international business and residential real estate development. Ms. Edmonds also worked as a volunteer for the Alexandria CASA program (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for abused children, and as an instructor for the Alexandria Office on Women’s Domestic Violence Program.

Ms. Edmonds has a MA in Public Policy and International Commerce from George Mason University, a BA in Criminal Justice and Psychology from George Washington University, and AA degree in Science from NVCC. She is certified as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and as an instructor for the Women’s Domestic Violence Program. She is fluent in Turkish, Farsi and Azerbaijani.

Source: Sibel Edwards website, Boiling Frogs

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Venezuela: Arrested US citizen tied to rightists’ conspiracy

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By AVN – MINCI. Axis of Logic

“El Gringo” – Timothy Hallett Tracy, arrested today in Venezuela

Most people who are following events in Venezuela since the April 14 election of President Nicolas Maduro, have now heard about the violence that followed the election. If you read the U.S. and European capitalist media you have read the two lies – one that the government caused the violence and the second – that the new Venezuelan government “oppressed peaceful demonstrations by the opposition.”

Meanwhile, the Venezuelan government reported that after he lost the election, opposition candidate Capriles Radonski called for the opposition to go to the streets and if you live in Venezuela as I do, you know what that means. While Radonski was secure in his posh house in East Caracas with body guards, he sent members of ordinary citizens who oppose the government to go to the streets at night and to carry on with “demonstrations,” pot-banging, screaming “fraud” and in many cases, attacking government institutions, PSUV headquarters, Chavista homes, missions, schools and hospitals throughout the country. The election on Sunday was followed by violence on Monday and Tuesday, leaving 9 people dead, 8 Chavistas shot to death and one woman burned to death with a molotov cocktail. The corporate media called them “peaceful demonstratons.”

Up until now, we have reported that President Nicolas Maduro described this violence as an attempted coup. Many opposition readers (many residing in Miami) reacted negatively to our reports, calling us “naive” and “ignorant.” Today, the government for the first time revealed an investigation that their intel services have been conducting since President Chavez’ October 7, 2012 election victory..

Today we saw on television “El Gringo” – Timothy Hallett Tracy, naked from the waist up in handcuffs, arrested as one of the perpetrators of the US government’s attempt to overthrow the democratically-elected government of Venezuela. This report by MINCI was broadcast today. Please keep in mind that the US government will continue it’s attempt to foment violence, destabilization and civil war in Venezuela and they will not stop with this arrest. But this report demonstrates howPresident Maduro like President Hugo Chavez before him, continues to outmaneuver the imperialist agenda to gain control of Venezuela and our natural resources.

– Les Blough in Venezuela

 

April 25, 2013
Arrested US citizen tied to rightists’ conspiracy
Venezuelan News Agency (AVN)

Caracas, 25 Abr. AVN.- Interior Relations, Justice and Peace minister, Miguel Rodriguez Torres, informed Thursday about the arrest of a US citizen named Timothy Hallett Tracy, who is allegedly tied to conspiracy of local right-wing sectors against democracy in Venezuela.

Actions carried out by Timothy Hallett Tracy, aka ‘gringo,’ are tied to far right groups which seek to destabilize Venezuela through attacks in the streets after the April 14 presidential elections.

Minister Rodriguez Torres said that the objective of the plan was to create chaos in the country to undermine the government, creating a violent scenario.

“It is important to inform the population about situations that have been occurring. We will show the reasons and ties they have to carry out a series of actions we have been living since the April 14 elections at night,” Rodriguez Torres said at a press conference.

Since October, November and December 2012, he said, the National Bolivarian Service of Intelligence (SEBIN) started investigations on a plan named Connection April.

“All evidences we have gathered showed that the election day would come in complete normality; but once results were released by the National Electoral Council (CNE), right-wing candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski would refuse to accept it,” the Minister detailed.

During investigations, Rodriguez Torres added, a US citizen was found deeply related to rightist young people who make up the so-called Operation Sovereignty.

“When this relationship was found, surveillance and monitoring started and we noticed that this person managed to infiltrate into revolutionary groups to get their protection, though he related with the far right,” explained the Interior Relations, Justice and Peace minister.

This US citizen is presumed to be member of an intelligence agency. Also, he has been funded by foreign non governmental organizations (NGO’s).

Connection April

Miguel Rodriguez Torres explained that the plan Connection April aimed at stirring actions after results of the presidential election were released and leading to a civil war.

“It was their objective, to lead us into a civil war. We have documents in proof of this, which they exchange through [electronic] chips. Messengers took them from La Castellana square (eastern Caracas) to gringo’s house.”

According to him, investigations revealed that the idea was to achieve a civil war in Venezuela to lead to the immediate intervention of a foreign power.

“Those were and continue to be their ends. We have over 500 videos seized in a raid. We wonder, Do housewives who voted for the opposing option want a civil war? Do taxi drivers want that? I am sure that nobody in this country, regardless of their stance, wants that, except these extremist groups headed by extremist leaders of rightist parties who want civil war,” said the Miguel Rodriguez Torres.

Evidence

At a press conference, minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres presented a video in which Antonio Rivero, retired general of the Armed Force, giving orders to people who disturbed public order at Altamira community, greater Caracas.

All evidence seized in a raid carried out last Wednesday night will be submitted to the corresponding organs.

The National Government has managed to act on time to continue guarantee peace and calm to the Venezuelan population thanks to intelligence actions nationwide, Rodriguez Torres stressed.

“The President of the Republic, Nicolas Maduro, has emphasized that this country will always be on the road of peace and coexistence. It has to be an effort of all Venezuelans, regardless of our ideological and political stance. We have to reject and isolate these fascist factors that are trying to get Venezuelans to kill ourselves and to hate ourselves. We cannot allow that,” insisted the Minister.

 

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The Looming Canada-CARICOM Free Trade Agreement

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On April 23, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago visited Canada to deliver her pitch to make the Canada-CARICOM free trade agreement a reality. The current Canada-CARICOM trade deal, known as CARIBCAN, is set to expire this year because the World Trade Organization stands in firm opposition to its renewal. Persad-Bissessar—who is set to become the head of CARICOM in July—remarked that “Trinidad and Tobago is very open, and we would welcome a free trade agreement, but because of the structure of CARICOM, it isn’t a decision we can take,” she said. “It has to be done in collaboration with CARICOM.”

Given Canada’s role as the global leader in mining—home to 75% of the world’s mining companiesand the leading producer of tar sands oil, it should come as no surprise that Canada is seeking to make deeper inroads into the resource rich countries of the Caribbean. However, in contrast to the CARICOM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement, so far there has been little analysis of the potential impact this trade deal will have on the economically vulnerable Caribbean.

1758“Photo Credit: Ottawa Citizen”

The primary focus of this lopsided free trade deal is to make it easier for Canadian investment to go into resource-rich countries such as Trinidad, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname and Haiti—and to protect the rights of Canadian investors. Secondly, the liberalization of trade and investment between Canada and the Caribbean will make it much easier for Canadian firms to takeover the already fragile Caribbean manufacturing and service industries. Currently CARICOM accounts for less than 1% of Canada’s foreign trade, yet Canada is the third most important market for CARICOM-based goods, after the United States and the European Union (primarily the United Kingdom).

According to Canada’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade “A bilateral trade agreement with CARICOM could deliver commercial benefits across many sectors of the Canadian economy, including industrial goods (e.g. pharmaceuticals, products of base metals such as iron, steel, and copper, electrical equipment), agriculture (e.g. french fries, pork cuts, pulses), and fish and seafood. In some of these sectors, CARICOM tariffs range from 5%-60%. A trade agreement with CARICOM would also provide a more secure and predictable business environment for Canadian investment and enhance market access for Canadian service providers.”

In 2010, Canada’s largest imports from CARICOM included gold from Guyana, oil and petroleum products from Trinidad, and aluminum oxides from Jamaica and Suriname. With the recent discovery of rare earth metals in Jamaica, the Jamaica Gleaner reported that Canada will be seeking to join Japan in mining this resource which is used for key components in smartphones and other high technology items.

The fact that Trinidad is pushing for the talks is due to the fact that they hold a significant amount of tar sands—similar in composition to that found in Alberta. Trinidad is hoping that Canadian investment and technology would help to maintain the island’s oil revenues. In 2009, Trinidad and Tobago Newsday reported that “The extraction of oil from tar-sands involves a greater financial cost and does more harm to the environment than pumping out traditional crude oil, with some reports saying that separating the oil out of the sand generates three times as much of the greenhouse gas, carbon-dioxide, than pumping out conventional oil.” It is estimated that Trinidad holds between 900 million to 2 billion barrels of the tar sand crude oil.

Remaining on the issue of natural resources, investigative reports have revealed that currently one-third of Haiti’s Northern Region (approximately 2,500 square kilometers) has been granted as illegal concessions to mining firms based in Canada and the United States. In response to this, the Haitian Senate has called for a halt on all mining activities in the Northern Region. It is important to note that if or when a Canada-CARICOM free trade deal is signed into law, the ability of the Haitian government to halt controversial, exploitative, and destructive mining activities will be severely curtailed.

In regard to services, according to the Royal Bank of Canada, Barbados was the third largest destination for Canadian direct investment after the United States and United Kingdom. Over the past decade, Canadians have invested a staggering $390 billion in Barbados. However, this is not an investment in productive capital—but rather Barbados is a leading offshore tax haven for Canada’s largest banks and the extremely wealthy. In addition, Canadian banks (Royal Bank, Scotia Bank, and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) already dominate the Caribbean banking industry.

While the Canadian government has stated that “Canada is committed to negotiating a modern trade agreement with CARICOM that will take into account differing levels of development, vulnerabilities associated with island states, and trade-related capacity challenges”—given the very real power imbalances between the Caribbean and Canada, CARICOM would be wise to look toward Mexico to see how such free trade deals play out.

Mexico’s experience implementing free trade stands as a sharp reminder that trade agreements are structured in such a way to benefit the powerful, both between and within nations. Since the introduction of NAFTA in 1994, Mexico has experienced a sharp increase in illegal migration, food insecurity, and informal employment. While foreign capital flooded Mexico, the majority of it did not lead to job creation—but rather to foreign acquisitions of existing Mexican firms.

It is telling that the primary service exports of the Caribbean—such as tourism and financial services—do not need a free trade agreement. As such, the CARICOM-Canada free trade deal must receive greater scrutiny within the Caribbean in order to determine whether or not any real gains for the region will emerge from the deal. Given that the majority of Canadian investment is based in resource extraction and financial services, it will predominately serve the interests of Canadian business interests, doing little to alter the dependent nature of the region’s economies. The signing of productive and mutually beneficial trade agreements is one thing— but signing onto a lopsided agreement which will only benefit the owners of resource enclaves is another thing entirely and should be reconsidered.

 

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ADL imagines ‘a world without hate’ (or, how to defame legitimate criticism of Zionism)

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Hungarian Jobbik Party Versus the World Jewish Congress

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By Richard Edmondson

Something is happening in Hungary and it has the mainstream media and powerful figures in world Jewry in a tizzy. As I reported previously, the World Jewish Congress (WJC) decided to hold its plenary convention this year in Budapest, Hungary, and a Hungarian nationalist political party, the Jobbik Party, called for a protest by way of response.

Well the protest took place Saturday, on the eve of the convention…while the convention itself opened on Sunday.

I’ll get to the protest and the Zionist media’s response to it in a moment, but first off, let me just say that Jobbik (the Movement for a Better Hungary) is the third largest political party in Hungary. In the most recent national elections it took 16.7 percent of the vote, and as a result it now holds 47 seats in the Hungarian Parliament. So this is not a tiny, insignificant organization we’re talking about. And given the fact that in its Party Manifesto, Jobbik openly calls for an independent Palestinian state and a widening of diplomatic relations with Arab nations, not to mention an alliance with Russia as well, you can kind of understand why some western Jews might be a little concerned. I mean, this could get a little out of hand—ya know?—especially if it spreads to other countries.

But it isn’t only Jobbik. The top political party in Hungary is Fidesz, and its leader, Viktor Orban, currently holds the office of prime minister. Since Orban came to power in 2010, Hungary has halted its payments to the Claims Conference, the international Jewish organization that presides over holocaust reparations monies paid out by various countries, and last year the nation even demanded the return of some $8 million it said had been improperly accounted for. The news of Hungary’s recalcitrance was even reported on the WJC’s website, in an article that also referenced what it referred to as “rising anti-Semitism in Hungary.”

The dispute has erupted at a time when Jewish organizations say bias against Hungarian Jews is at alarming heights, surging dramatically in recent years.

Nearly two-thirds of Hungarians surveyed this year said Jews “still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust,” the Anti-Defamation League found, the highest rate among European countries it polled. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel handed back a Hungarian award this summer, saying Hungary was whitewashing its past crimes.

Jewish organizations also complained that Hungary had dragged its feet in finding and arresting an alleged Nazi-era torturer, detaining him only after a British tabloid had confronted him at his Budapest apartment days earlier. The news emerged last month while President Janos Adler was in Israel, facing uncomfortable questions about the apparent rise in Hungarian animus toward Jews.

All of which perhaps, taken together, led the WJC, who are of course one of the principle players in what is often referred to as the “Holocaust industry,” to decide it might be a great idea to hold its convention in Budapest this year. And that convention opened Sunday and is expected to run through tomorrow.

As I said above, since Orban came to power, Hungary has had rocky relations with the Claims Conference, and some observers have even gone so far as to call the prime minister the Hugo Chavez of Central Europe. Yet with regard to Jewish power and Europe’s central bankers, Orban seems mostly to be playing a game of go-along-to-get-along. While Jobbik, as I said, called for a demonstration against the WJC, Orban, using his executive powers, did everything possible to try and clamp a lid on the protest. The rally was allowed to proceed only as a result of a last-minute court ruling.

Moreover, Orban is actually scheduled to be one of the speakers at the conference, no less—and on Friday his office issued a press release in which he stated “there is no place in Hungary for events of an obviously anti-Semitic nature.” The comment was a reference to the court decision allowing the Jobbik protest to go ahead, a ruling which the prime minister found “unacceptable.”

So with all that said, let’s look at the protest itself, or more precisely how the media covered it.

Here’s an excerpt from the BBC’s report, which was accompanied by the above photo:
Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party has staged a rally in central Budapest in protest at the capital’s hosting of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) on Sunday.

Several hundred supporters took part, despite attempts by the government to prevent it going ahead.

Jobbik said the rally was a protest against what it said was a Jewish attempt to buy up Hungary.

The party, which says it aims to protect Hungarian values and interests, is the third largest in parliament.

It regularly issues anti-Semitic statements.

The event in Budapest on Saturday was billed as a tribute to what organisers called the victims of Bolshevism and Zionism.

Note that the party is immediately branded as “far-right” and “anti-Semitic” and that the article also takes a somewhat scoffing view of the notion that there could be any such thing as victims of “Bolshevism and Zionism.” One of the speakers at the rally was Jobbik Party leader Gabor Vona, and the BBC does actually give us a quote from him—“The Israeli conquerors, these investors, should look for another country in the world for themselves because Hungary is not for sale”—but of course the report supplies absolutely no context or word of explanation as to why Vona might make such a statement. In the BBC’s view, all you really need to know is that Vona is an “anti-Semite.” That should be sufficient.

Would it perhaps have been pertinent to BBC readers to know that Israeli President Shimon Peres commented back in 2007 that Israelis are “buying up Manhattan, Hungary, Romania and Poland”, or that Israeli companies have moved into the Budapest real estate market in a rather dramatic fashion, buying up land, office buildings, hotels, and residential properties? In fact, if you go to Jobbik’s English website, you can see 20 such Israeli companies listed by name, companies which, according to the party, “dominate the Budapest property market, and own the vast majority of our capital’s shopping centres, office blocks, and prestige hotels; in addition to most of the recently constructed residential blocks in the city.” The site also informs us that “extensive levels of fraud, bribery, underselling and corruption has taken place in order to make all this possible.”

With all of this information, does not Vona’s comment—“The Israeli conquerors, these investors, should look for another country in the world for themselves because Hungary is not for sale”— make a little more sense?

The BBC report also gives us a quote from another speaker at the event, Marton Gyongyosi, who reportedly said Hungary has “become subjugated to Zionism, it has become a target of colonisation while we, the indigenous people, can play only the role of extras.” The article goes on to add:

Last year, Mr Gyongyosi had sparked outrage by saying all government officials of Jewish origin should be officially listed, as they might be a “national security risk”.
Gyongyosi’s comment, made in November of last year, created quite an uproar. The mainstream media’s coverage of it was about what you would expect (see here, and here, for example), and Gyongyosi went on to clarify that he had only been referring to Hungarian-Israeli dual nationals, and that he did not mean to say all Jews. Significantly missing from the coverage, however, was any consideration of the possibility that Gyongyosi may have had a point, and that government positions filled by Jews with possible loyalties to the state of Israel, and particularly those holding dual citizenship or carrying Israeli-issued passports, might pose a legitimate security concern. It was as if the media had a blind spot in that regard.

Again from our BBC report:

Some of those taking part in the rally were wearing the black uniform of Jobbik’s banned paramilitary wing, the Hungary Guard, which has been accused of vigilante action against Roma (Gypsy) communities.
This is another common thread running through just about all the mainstream media coverage of Jobbik: they are almost invariably painted as racist haters of Hungary’s Roma population. Also keep in mind the mention of Jobbik’s “paramilitary wing.” I’ll have more on them below.
The BBC also supplies us, quite naturally, with a quote from a spokesperson for the WJC. He warns ominously that it is a “worrying sign that these people express their anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli ideology in such a public way.” Presumably free speech should not be allowed if it contains criticisms of Jewish power or Israel.

It’s certainly worth noting that pro-Israel advocates have recently taken top jobs at the BBC, and that that, to some extent, might explain the nature of the BBC article on Jobbik, but when we look at other media reports on the same protest, we don’t find too many significant differences.

The Wall Street Journal labels the protest “anti-Semitic” in its lead paragraph, while describing Jobbik as “extreme” in the second paragraph down—this in a story which also mentions a protest banner reading, “Out with you peddlers. This is our homeland.”

We get a couple of quotes from Vona as well, but again no background information to clarify or explain his comments, while the WJC spokesperson (the same one quoted by the BBC) is also given space in the article—although the quote we get from him seems a tad bit contradictory. On the one hand he opines that it is a “very upsetting experience to see so many people there and to hear the speeches,” but then goes on to say that “these people are fanatics and do not represent mainstream Hungary.” In other words, large numbers of people, but it’s impossible that any of them could represent the “mainstream.” Just large numbers.

The WSJ story also mentions a physical attack at a football game—presumably in Hungary, though the story doesn’t specify—upon the head of a Jewish organization, the Raoul Wallenberg Association, and reports also that fans in the crowd were shouting “Sieg heil” and “Mussolini.”

The New York Times offers no comments from Vona, but does supply the quote from Gyongyosi about Hungarians being reduced to playing “the role of extras,” taking care also to mention that “more than half a million Hungarian Jews were killed in the Holocaust.”

But perhaps the grand prize for demonizing Jobbik would go to The Telegraph, in a story headlined, “Inside the far-Right stronghold where Hungarian Jews fear for the future.” And just below the headline, a subhead reading, somewhat intriguingly:

As the World Jewish Congress opens in Budapest amid a rise in anti-Semitism in Hungary, Colin Freeman visits the town of Tiszavasvári, twinned with Iran and the stronghold of the far-Right Jobbik party.
The story is really more about the reporter’s visit to Tiszavasvári, located in eastern Hungary, than the protest in Budapest, but is accompanied with the same deprecatory depiction of Jobbik, both in terms of the writer’s comments as well as photos accompanying the story—including one of a man, identified as a “Jobbik supporter,” who has a shaved head and a swastika tattooed on his neck. Another photo shows members of the Jobbik security force, who though unarmed, nonetheless wear uniforms, and who the mainstream media seem unable to resist comparing to Hitler’s brownshirts. Again, the Jobbik article below, entitled “Frequently Refuted Lies,” contains more about them.

The Telegraph also relates the interesting news that Tiszavasvári has formed a sister city relationship with the Iranian town of Ardabil…and it is in discussing this relationship that the writer’s prejudices become most apparent:

On the face of it, there is no obvious reason why a drab rustbelt town in Hungary’s former mining area should seek links to a city in a hardline Islamic Republic 2,000 miles away. But this is no ordinary cultural exchange programme, and friendship has very little to do with it. Instead, the real purpose of Jobbik’s links to Iran is to show their mutual loathing of the Jewish state of Israel, which the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, notoriously declared should be “wiped from the pages of history”.
We then are treated to a quote from Gyongyosi, whose observation on the sister city partnership is on the whole quite interesting:
“The Persian people and their leaders are considered pariahs in the eyes of the West, which serves Israeli interests,” he said. “This is why we have solidarity with the peaceful nation of Iran and turn to her with an open heart.”
But of course, for Telegraph writer Colin Freeman, that pretty much cinches it, and in his next comment he seems to be letting us know that he views Jobbik as little more than a bunch of anti-Semitic kooks:
In many other countries in Europe, such a scheme might be dismissed as just petty town hall posturing, a Far right version of the “Loony Left” gesture politics practised in British town halls in the 1980s. But it is particularly sensitive in Hungarian towns like Tiszavasvári, where anti-semitism has seen Jews wiped from the pages of history once before.
So that pretty much sums up the Western media’s view of Jobbik—and of course nowhere in any of this coverage do you find any acknowledgement that certain aspects of Jewish behavior might be the cause of this rising “anti-Semitism” that everyone is so concerned about. And by that I’m speaking of Israel’s violations of international law—its ongoing 65-year occupation of the Palestinians, its blockade of Gaza, and attacks upon neighboring countries—as well as the power of Jewish lobbies like AIPAC to corrupt democratically-elected governments and to subvert the national interest of seemingly one country after another to that of Israel. I mean is it possible—ya think?—that this might be causing some of the anger toward Jews we are seeing expressed these days? The mainstream media don’t seem to think so.

Will historians one day look back and identify Hungary as the starting point, as the catalyst, of a massive cultural tsunami that resulted in the overthrow of global Jewish power? Will they one day view Jobbik as a political party that triggered radical change—change that began in Hungary, but that ended up sweeping the entire world? I don’t know. The chances of that may be slim. But at the same time, I can’t help viewing events in Hungary now as being extremely interesting and worth following.

One other thing about Jobbik that is crucial to keep in mind and which I have yet to mention but will do so here, is that they are openly and overtly Christian—that is to say, they identify themselves as a Christian political party. And this too, I can’t help feeling, may end up becoming a crucial factor in events as they play out in the futue; it also probably accounts for a lot of the Jewish animosity towards Jobbik we are seeing in the media. Moreover, it serves to show as well, I think, what Christians in America might conceivably accomplish were they to likewise form a political party to challenge AIPAC’s control of our government. Or to put it another way, Jobbik is an example of what Christians can accomplish once they wake up from their slumber, recognize the danger of the pro-Israel lobby, and organize themselves to do something about it.

One other thing before we hear from Jobbik themselves. As I said, the WJC conference got underway Sunday. Speaking at the opening dinner was WJC President Ronald S. Lauder. During his speech, Lauder served up some friendly comments directed at Orban, who evidently was present, but also used the occasion to launch an outright attack upon Jobbik—which he singled out by name:

Mr. Prime Minister, we are especially concerned about one particular party.

I am talking about Jobbik, a party that won almost 17 percent of the vote in the 2010 elections.  Through its anti-Semitism, its hostility to the Roma, and its paranoid rantings at the outside world, Jobbik is dragging the good name of Hungary through the mud.

That same party held a demonstration just yesterday against our gathering here in Budapest. You have made many pronouncements. And your words are very important.

Hungarian Jews need you to take a firm and decisive lead. They need you to take on these dark forces. They need you to be pro-active.They need your leadership in this fight.

The speech also includes the following somewhat amusing though rather tired bromide:
We see that a growing number of people actually believe the old canard that Jews control world finance, or the media, or everything.
Jews don’t really control the media, of course, and the fact that the media are uniformly pro-Israel and make a habit of demonizing all of Israel’s enemies, including Iran, including Jobbik, and just about anyone else that Israel and Zionist Jews take a disliking to—that would just be a coincidence, right?

If there is indeed a “canard” at play here, might it not in reality be the one about Gentiles making up “canards” about Jews? One can only wonder.

The following article is by and about Jobbik and can be accessed here on the party’s website. Basically, it’s an effort to refute misrepresentations by the media, but it contains a lot of interesting information on things like the party’s uniformed security services, known as the Hungarian Guard, as well as relations between Magyar Hungarians and Roma. Terms like “gypsy crime” may seem racist, at least on the face of it, but I encourage you to read the entire article before passing judgment. You might also want to check out the PDF document here. The article below makes mention of a Party Manifesto, but unfortunately the links it supplies to the English translation do not seem to work. Yet after doing a search I was able to find this 24-page PDF document, entitled “A Guide to Jobbik’s Parliamentary Electoral Manifesto for National Self-Determination and Social Justice,” which seems basically to give a very detailed summary of the manifesto. Some of it you will find surprising, such as this:

Animal welfare: We will establish an independent animal welfare directorate within the Ministry for the Environment, and will introduce a “produced according to animal welfare sympathetic methods” form of food certification; we will also promote traditional [as opposed to intensive] forms of livestock rearing. We would approve of the finding of alternative substitutes to animal experimentation. Also, we would make the creation of sufficient numbers of animal refuges a duty of government.
Or this:
Employment policy: People are not units of profit-creation, or objects; they are individuals who possess intrinsic dignity; in such individuals’ lives, in their vocations, work plays a vital role. This is why we must strive to ensure that a person’s occupation doesn’t merely serve the function of providing the foundations for financial survival; in addition it should ideally be a source of dignity, gratification and feelings of self-satisfaction. During the course of the dissolution and privatization of the domestic manufacturing and processing industries one million places of work were terminated; while at the same time a large portion of union assets were wiped out. Our objective is increasing employment levels as much as possible, and as a result we deem it necessary that: European Union employment directives come under critical scrutiny, the influence and independence of unions be increased, illicit employment arrangements be abolished, and employee’s legal protection be reinforced.
A “far-right” political party that wants to increase the power of unions? It might strike you as an anomaly, but as I commented to a friend recently, we are living in strange times, and the juggernaut of global Jewish power has brought us to a point at which traditional views of “right” and “left” no longer seem to apply.

Again, the following article is available here. And if, after reading it, you are curious to find out more about Jobbik, you can go here and download the Manifesto guide.

“Frequently Refuted Lies”

Since when are Hungarian nationalists, morons who have German words tattooed on their heads?

On the day of the 2010 Hungarian parliamentary elections, if you made a Google News search using the term “Jobbik” you found approximately 200 articles that mentioned the Movement for a Better Hungary, internationally. It took some time to read them all, but when you did, you discovered that they each had a common feature; and it might not be the one you think.

Not a single article, without exception, quoted even a solitary sentence of the Jobbik manifesto. Either the English language version which the press had two months to scrutinize, available here, or the Hungarian original published three months prior to the polls. Not a sentence, not a phrase, not a word. Not one.

How on earth did the journalists who wrote such material intend telling their readership the reasons why twice as many Hungarians voted for Jobbik in 2010, than they did, less than a year before that? (855,436 votes in 2010 versus the 427,773 we took at the European elections in June 2009) The truth is, that they had no intention of doing anything of the kind.

The best illustration of why the international press behaves how it does with respect to Jobbik, is in an article from that day in the Scotsman newspaper. It began, “The scenario is classic. Hungary’s economy is in crisis, its large Roma minority is an easy scapegoat, and a far-right party blaming ‘Gypsy crooks’ and ‘welfare spongers’ is set to be the big winner.” Of note is not the plain rubbish written in the second sentence, but rather, what was written in the first.

What is this “classic scenario”? Quite simple really. Central Europeans + Economic Downturn = (or rather, must and can only equal) Hateful Extremists and persecution of minorities.

People don’t behave like this anywhere else mind you, only around here. Take a few pennies out of a Hungarian’s pocket, and he turns almost immediately into a slavering ultra-nationalist who on the way back from clubbing a local Gypsy, will pause only to hurl yet another brick through the windows of his nearest synagogue.

This scenario is too tempting to avoid, and too easy to question, writing anything else that might actually address the problems and concerns of Hungary and the facts about Jobbik, is of course, much too much like hard work.

It can’t possibly be that Jobbik is the only party dedicated to tackling the endemic corruption that costs Hungarians 3 billion Forints every single day. No! We must be extremists.

It can’t be, at all, that Jobbik is popular because it was the only Hungarian party to raise such taboo subjects as renegotiating the national debt, extending our arable-land sale moratorium, or questioning the role that unrestricted cowboy-capitalism has played here. No! We must be anti-Semitic.

Jobbik’s success in rural Hungary can’t have anything to do with how we suggested both tackling the crime that exists there, through a Gendarmerie, and tackling the causes of that crime through educational and social-security reforms. Not to mention how we promote the restructuring of the agricultural sector to be the rural economy’s backbone.  No! We must be anti-Roma racists.

And as for our opposition to how Hungary’s parliament signed the Lisbon treaty a day after it was issued, and before it was even translated into Hungarian; or the fact that we stress the interests of the persecuted Hungarians living in the countries which surround us; or how Hungary’s once great cultural output has disappeared, and our television screens are now filled with the cheapest possible remakes of the tawdriest examples of foreign programs imaginable. No! We must be xenophobes.

Business as usual it seems. Regular readers of jobbik.com will of course be familiar with the realities, but perhaps it would wise, considering the huge surge in traffic and press attention that has happened since the elections; to recap.

THE LIE: Jobbik are at best, far-Right extremists, and at worst, anti-Democratic Fascistic Nazi ultra-nationalists.

THE FACTS: You might as well, with the same level of plausibility, say that we are Neo-Pagans, Communists, funded by Mossad, controlled by Tehran, Third-Positionists, directed from Moscow, influenced by Al-Quaeda, or, really,  a money laundering operation  for  an international cartel of bank robbers. Yes. All of this patent nonsense has been reported, quite seriously, in the Hungarian press. The reason why you will not have read it from international media, is of course that this brand of nonsense would not fit, the aforementioned “scenario.”

Jobbik in fact, has the best democratic credentials of any party in Hungarian politics. As a grass roots political organization, founded by Hungarians, it is unique in post-War and post-“regime change” national politics. Jobbik introduced its 2010 parliamentary manifesto to the public, over a month before any other party. Which was produced as a result of a six month nationwide consultative exercise with the Hungarian electorate, allowing the public to directly influence, and question, the content of our national political program. In addition, in the interests of international transparency our manifesto has been translated into English. No political party, in the entire history of Hungarian democracy, has ever done any of this.

Jobbik is a bottom-up political party, funded entirely by Hungarian people, in which it is the membership of, and sympathizers with, our 257 local party organizations that define and decide the party’s direction and purpose. Of the three other parties now voted into parliament, the winners Fidesz are a product of the largesse of the Soros Foundation, our direct opponents the MSZP were originally an import from Soviet Russia, while LMP is almost exclusively funded by an American national and multi-millionaire. To say nothing of the fact that both Fidesz and the MSZP are now under criminal investigation for concerted abuses of Hungarian electoral law.

As for Right-Wing political extremism, all the fundamental constitutional changes that Jobbik proposes are marked out by the desire to give less power to a centralised political elite, by giving more power to the people.  Almost every major measure we propose, has an established contemporary precedent in one or more other European countries. We always have, and always will, be nothing more than a Christian conservative nationalist party. And the nationalism we promote is directly comparable to that accepted as the norm, by all parties in countries like France or Ireland. In terms of political policy we use nationalism not as an ideology, but as a tool for testing the usefulness of particular policy alternatives. (Feel free to read our manifesto and find out for a change what it is that we do actually stand for!)

One such policy deemed to have failed this “test of the national interest” is political correctness. The way we reason, is that Hungary has no hope of dealing with the problems it faces, in the crisis it is in: if it may not even name what these problems are. Of the crime that is the second most pressing issue in Hungary today (after the economy), the three most significant elements are, in descending order of importance: political criminality, corruption and gypsy crime.

THE LIE: Statements like “gypsy crime” are indications of Jobbik’s hate-filled rhetoric, and point to how it is a racist anti-Roma party.

THE FACTS: Firstly, no one in Hungary, with the possible exception of the politically ambitious and cosmopolitanly self-conscious news presenters, refers to Hungary’s Roma population by any other way, than with the word “Cigány.” Which translates into English as “Gypsy.” This includes of course the Gypsy population themselves. Second, have you noticed how all the news reports that refer to, and condemn, Jobbik’s supposed “rhetoric” never actually quote any of it, to let you judge it for yourself?

Predominantly resident in the North and East of Hungary, the Gypsy population was primarily employed in the manufacturing industry in 1989. The complete destruction of this industry, that came hand in hand with the change, has produced a situation in which significant communities of individuals have not seen work, for some two decades. It is this, the socio-cultural economic circumstances of such people, that has led to the predominant commission of certain types of crimes; and it has nothing at all to do with their ethnic origin.

But it is strange that all those who express outrage at Jobbik’s use of the term “gypsy crime” to describe this truism, never mention that when such Roma populations emigrate in significant numbers to countries like CanadaItaly or Northern Ireland; the communities they come to, suddenly find themselves victims of precisely these forms of criminality. Or is it supposed that their shameful racist Hungarian neighbours somehow move country with them?

Mirroring its approach to tackling political wrongdoing, and corruption (which both take up significantly more space in our manifesto) Jobbik has suggested an approach to tackling gypsy crime that deals with both its cause and its effects. The combination of a dedicated rural police service, or Gendarmerie, on the one hand; and social security and educational reforms on the other.

All such changes would be totally colour-blind and would apply to all.

Again, the mention of the term “Gendarmerie” has created consternation in some circles. But the fact is, that the policy of all parties in Hungary now mirrors that of Jobbik’s in this matter; except, that they do not include our social security and educational provisions. All parties now recognize the need to create a dedicated rural policing service, they simply omit to calling it by the name it has in every other country in the world.

This is what Jobbik does, bringing into the public eye the problems that the Hungarian political establishment would much rather sweep under the carpet, and compelling them into taking action. The Hungarian Guard has been a significant help in highlighting the problem of Gypsy / Magyar coexistence in Hungary, and prompting the political sea-change that has taken place.

THE LIE: The Hungarian Guard, who wear fascist paraphernalia and symbolism, are paramilitary blackshirts complicit in the deliberate assassination of Hungarian Roma.

THE FACTS: A paramilitary who is armed with nothing more fearful than a handkerchief is not worthy of the name, indeed any person who tells you such a person is a “paramilitary” or a member of a “militia” is telling you a deliberate lie. The carrying of any form of weapon whatsoever results in immediate summary expulsion from the Hungarian Guard.

We would also urge you to be suspicious of any press piece which in its hurry to lambast Jobbik, for its closeness to the Guard, conveniently forgets to mention that Fidesz, forecast to win today’s elections by a landslide, have discussed at length the wisdom of establishing a practically identical “National Guard.”

What the Guard is, is an expression of the desire for public service, still latent for many Hungarians. It is a response to a society that has been produced in Hungary by the 20 years post-1989, in which our political leaders have promoted a selfish free-for-all and called it freedom. Also, it is a declaration that no Hungarian government has the right, to be so caught up in its own enrichment through corruption that it is thoroughly disinterested, in its effective abandonment of certain rural communities. The role of preserving Hungarian culture and heritage that the Guard plays; in addition to the fact that members are entirely self-funding, when they travel for example to areas of flooding to help relief efforts they do so at their own expense; are issues never considered noteworthy in the international press.

Anyone actually familiar with the activities of the Guard would immediately dismiss the idea of them being involved in violence, as preposterous. In three years of existing in Hungary not a single criminal act, violent or otherwise, has ever been committed by a member of the Hungarian Guard.

During the Spring and Summer of 2009 six Gypsies were murdered across Hungary in a spate of cold-blooded assassinations. The perpetrators of these terrible crimes were captured in September of that year; and in the eight months to date, those prosecuting and investigating them have found no link, either direct or incidental, between these men and the Hungarian Guard. Also, despite these tragic deaths, the fact remains that per capita, the number of racially motivated hate crimes in Hungary is positively microscopic when compared to those committed per head of population in countries like France, Sweden or the United Kingdom.

Nevertheless, you will not encounter any of these easily verifiable facts in any recent news story about Jobbik, of course not, they would spoil the story. And the case of the Hungarian Guard is a perfect illustration of the desperate and persistent desire to bash the square peg, of today’s Hungarian nationalism, into its “allotted” round hole of extremism. Journalists for example who see a picture of a person in a white top and black waistcoat, and say, that what they in fact see is a blackshirt. When anyone will tell you that a white shirt and black waistcoat has been traditional peasant formal attire in Hungary for centuries and has never been the uniform of anybody. When dark comments are made about “fascist” paraphernalia or symbols “reminiscent” of the 1940s what is being referred to, and why are these references always so vague? Simply, because any clarification would rapidly dismiss such fear-mongering as drivel.

The Flag of the Royal House of Árpád (pictured) has been a symbol of the Hungarian nation, everywhere, for over 800 years. Precisely because it was, and has for centuries been – everywhere – it was also used briefly and in bastardized form, by a tyrannical four month long government in Hungary complicit in the holocaust. But neither Jobbik nor the Hungarian Guard “resurrected” this symbol, because it has continued to be used as the emblem of government departments, rural municipalities, and parliamentary banners, for decades in post-War Hungary, long before Jobbik or the Hungarian Guard even existed. It is no more a symbol of extremism than the Lion and the Unicorn, the Bald Eagle or the Maltese Cross. And when it is suggested that it is, in foreign reportage, Hungarians rightfully feel a sense of indignance in the defence of their heritage, and a flag which represents a Royal House which has more canonized saints amongst its number, than a great many entire countries do.

The Hungarian Guard has also been the subject of a prolonged civil case with the state, which may be best summarized by a word-for-word citation of a remark made by the chief prosecutor in the state’s initial indictment. Quote. “Nothing better exemplifies the danger posed by the Hungarian Guard, than the fact that when they parade through a particular rural community, the members of that community come out into the street to applaud them.” Unquote.

THE LIE: Jobbik are anti-Semitic, Jew-obsessed holocaust deniers, who engage in conspiracy theorizing over the level of Jewish influence in Hungary.

THE FACTS: First, Jobbik has never denied the holocaust, and persistently refutes as absurd the idea that it is anti-Semitic. Nevertheless, it was not a Jobbik party member that chose to fly to Tel Aviv’s Hilton Hotel on 10th October 2007, to disguise himself as Simon Peres, and then make a public statement pretending to be the head of Israel, to say that it was “buying up Hungary.” No. The Israeli President managed to do this all on his own. And the indignation that resulted from it in Hungary has been a product of what was said, not who said. As Hungarian nationalists we would consider it an unacceptable statement had it come from the President of Denmark, the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, or the Sultan of Oman.

Furthermore, the significant role played by Israeli companies in terms of receiving lucrative government contracts, and the Hungarian property market, is beyond denial. Some 70% of all property development in Budapest is conducted by Israeli owned firms. Twenty separate Israeli companies dominate the Budapest property market,*and own the vast majority of our capital’s shopping centres, office blocks, and prestige hotels; in addition to most of the recently constructed residential blocks in the city.

Extensive levels of fraud, bribery, underselling and corruption has taken place in order to make all this possible; both at the local- and senior-government level. To say nothing of the fact that the face of the Hungarian capital, which used to be regarded worldwide for its classic architecture and the strict building regulations that it observed, has been changed completely by this construction boom of mostly modernist buildings of cheapest possible manufacture. The lowliest council functionary, up to the highest levels of government, have been implicated in this affair e.g. the troubling relationship between Israeli property magnate Joav Blum and both former Prime Ministers Ferenc Gyurcsány and Gordon Bajnai. These are simply the facts.

Massive sums have changed hands. And perhaps the most sickening part of this whole saga is how so many Hungarian front bench politicians, have used their maintenance of dual Israeli – Hungarian nationality, as a cynical form of virtual immunity in regard of these types of scandals: being immediately able to condemn anyone with the temerity of drawing attention to their actions, as an anti-Semite.

As a matter of international policy, the Movement for a Better Hungary, has always been primarily sympathetic to the Palestinian cause in the long running Arab – Israeli conflict; in marked contrast to previous national administrations. Again, this is simply because as Hungarian nationalists, we can sympathise more readily with a people who have had their land taken away from them, in order to form a new country. Given that 75% of the Kingdom of Hungary was torn from our nation by the Trianon peace diktat in 1920.

This allegiance has been sufficient to classify Jobbik in the minds of several Israeli News Agencies, as anti-Semitic, and Jobbik is subject to this charge persistently and relentlessly as a result. Nevertheless, we maintain that the charge is a completely invalid one, because the religious adherence or not of any of the parties involved, has absolutely no bearing or relevance whatsoever to these matters, only the facts, and people’s actions do.

*These companies are: the Ablon Group, the Arlon/Neocity Group, Autóker Holding Zrt., Brack Capital Real Estate, BSR Europe, CEE, Coral Holding, Cordia Magyarország, Elephant Holding, the Engel Group, GB Európa Ingatlan, Home Center, Minrav (Yozma), the Ofer Brothers Group, the Olimpia Group, Plaza Centers, Pro-Mot Hungária, Shiraz, the SL Group and Sybil Holdings.

Update:

Orban gave his speech to the WJC conference on Sunday night. The Jewish Daily Forward has posted a report on it containing the following:
Prime Minister Viktor Orban strongly denounced growing anti-Semitism in Hungary on Sunday but stopped short of censuring the far-right Jobbik party his audience of world Jewish leaders most wanted him to scold.

Orban told the World Jewish Congress (WJC), which is holding its four-yearly assembly in Hungary to highlight its concern about rising hostility to Jews here and elsewhere in Europe, that anti-Semitism was “unacceptable and intolerable”.

He recounted the steps his conservative government has taken to outlaw hate crimes and preserve the memory of the Holocaust, during which about half a million Hungarian Jews died.

But he did not respond to a call from WJC President Ronald Lauder, who in his opening remarks singled out Jobbik and told Orban “Hungarian Jews need you to take on these dark forces”.

The article also includes a quote from an official WJC response to Orban’s speech:
The prime minister did not confront the true nature of the problem: the threat posed by the anti-Semites in general and by the extreme-right Jobbik party in particular. “We regret that Mr. Orban did not address any recent anti-Semitic or racist incidents in the country, nor did he provide sufficient reassurance that a clear line has been drawn between his government and the far-right fringe.”
The same official response can also be accessed at the WJC website, where it appears underneath the headline, “WJC reaction: Orban speech did not confront the true nature of problem in Hungary.”
It’s interesting to note that despite his hosting of the WJC in his nation’s capital, despite his agreeing to be one of the speakers, despite his denunciations of anti-Semitism—both in his speech, as well as in press releases issued by his office prior to the convention—all this was deemed not good enough by the WJC. Apparently more groveling was required. WJC apparently desires nothing less than that Orban denounce his fellow countrymen, 16.7 percent of whom support Jobbik.

Also of particular interest in The Forward’s coverage is this:

Jobbik is also popular among young Hungarians, especially university students in the liberal arts, sociologist Peter Tibor Nagy told Reuters. “That means it is not just a temporary phenomenon, it will last,” he said.
Is Jobbik a national “phenomenon” that may grow within Hungary as it also spreads to other European countries? Clearly a number of powerful Jews are worried that it might be.

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Malaysia: ‘No regime change for US-IsraHell’

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Malaysia’s ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) lead by United Malays National Organization (UMNO) has won 133 seats in the country’s 222-member parliament, with a loss of 7 seats. It’s UMNO’s 13th consective victory since the country’s independence in 1957. The opposition coalition, Pakatan Rakyat, headed by US-Israeli darling Islamist Anwar Ibrahim, once a deputy prime minister in Dr. Mahathir Mohamad administration, won 89 seats with a gain of 7 seats. Anwar Ibrahim was sacked over major disagreements on how to steer Malaysia’s economy during the 1997 Asian financial crisis.

Anwar Ibrahim, like all other US-Israel puppet politicians, refuses to read the writings on the wall. He cried foul and blamed country’s Election Commision for his three-party coalition’s defeat. “It’s an election we consider fraudulent and the EC has failed,” he whined. However, the investers have shown relief at the defeat of an untested pro-western party.

Former prime minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is one of the most hated Asian leaders by Israeli and other Zionist leaders – for telling the truth as it’s. He had accused Zionist groups for destablizing Malaysia through Zionist-controlled mainstream media. He banned pro-Israel Jewish-owned Asian Wall Street Journal for three months in 1986. In March 1994, Kuala Lumpur banned screening of Jewish Hollywood director Steven Spielberg’s movie Schindler’s List on the ground that movie was anti-German and meant to exploit Holocaust myth for the benefit of the Zionist entity. Steven Spielberg is founder of Shoah Foundation.

Mahathir, who has retired from politics, still carry some influence in UMNO. He has established Perdana Global Peace Foundation, an Islamic think tank. Last year, the PGPF held an international conference in Kuala Lumpur which called to investigate Israeli involvement in 9/11 terrorist attacks and crimes committed by US-Israel in Gaza, Afghanistan and Iraq. Mahathir has long been critic of Israel Lobby (AIPAC). Recently, he accused US-based Jewish organizations, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and the Open Society Institute (OSI) of holding a concealed intention to influence Malaysia’s domestic politics through the funding of local NGOs and groups directly linked to Anwar Ibrahim’s Pakatan Rakyat opposition coalition.

In an article the former prime minister published in the New Straits Times, a leading mainstream newspaper, Mahathir accuses Jewish financier George Soros and his organization, the Open Society Institute, of “promoting democracy” in Eastern Europe to pave the way for colonization by global finance capital. Mahathir acknowledges how OSI pumped millions into opposition movements and independent media in Hungary, Ukraine and Georgia under the guise of strengthening civil society, only to have like-minded individuals nominated by Soros’s own foundation come to power in those countries.

Like every US election, the recent Malaysian election was also dominated by country’s relation with Israel. In January 2012 interview Anwar Ibrahim gave to Jewish Wall Street Journal, he stated that he favored diplomatic relations between Kuala Lumpur and Tel Aviv. “Some refuse to recognize the state of Israel, but I think our policy should be clear – protect the security of Israel but you must be as firm in protecting the legitimate interests of the Palestinians,” he said.

The current Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak irked the Zionist regime by visiting Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on January 22, 2013. Najib laid the foundation stone of the new prime minister’s office to replace the old office destroyed by Israel’s unprovoked missile attack. Najib also visited Al-Madrasah Al-Malaziah, a Malaysian funded school in Gaza. Today, Najib Razak, was sworn in as country’s prime minister for the next five years.

Jewish website Fight-Hatred wrote on February 20, 2013: “Malasian government encourages its citizens to hate Israel and Jews. Hitler’s Mein Kampf and the Protocols of Elders of Zion are on prominent display at the Malaysian capital’s international airport.”

This is not the first time, these pro-Israel groups have been exposed for destablizing Malaysia. In 1999, country’s FM Syed Hamid Albar had said that govenment consider moral and financial support from foreign groups to local political parties and NGOs unacceptable and “acts of interference”. Maybe, it’s time for Malaysian government to take a leaf from Russian prime minister Putin – and banned all these foreign supported groups.

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The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure

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Disclosure: All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident

Special Report – Disclosure

 

Extra Terrestrial Tampering with US Nuclear Weapons
Capt. Robert Salas (USAF, Ret.) testifies and then describes a series of incidents that he witnessed both first hand and then has continued to study, where US Nuclear capabilities were disabled or compromised in conjunction with sightings of UFOs and unexplained phenomena in the vicinity of the bases.

By Avalon 

May 5, 2013

The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure which was held in Washington DC from April 29 to May 3, 2013 will prove to be one of the most important events of the 21st Century. It will be remembered as a milestone in educating the public on Extraterrestrial Life and Secret Technologies in Space & Energy.

The original Disclosure Project was the forerunner to The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure and was founded by Dr. Steven Greer whose testimony is embedded in the article. Quoting from the Disclosure Project website:

The Disclosure Project is a research project working to fully disclose the facts about UFOs, extraterrestrial intelligence, and classified advanced energy and propulsion systems. We have over 500 government, military, and intelligence community witnesses testifying to their direct, personal, first-hand experience with UFOs, ETs, ET technology, and the cover-up that keeps this information secret.

http://www.disclosureproject.org/docs/obama/obama-briefing-intro-letter.pdf

The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure YouTube channel

 

Dr. Steven Greer Testimonyhttp://intellihub.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=106069&action=edit&message=10

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Quoting from The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure website:

The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure will attempt to accomplish what the U. S. Congress has failed to do for forty-five years – seek out the facts surrounding the most important issue of this or any other time.

Witnesses will includes the top researchers in the world along with government / agency / political persons of rank and station. As of March 30, 2013 the following persons have agreed to testify:

 

 

Nuclear Weapons Facilities and Unexplained Incursions presented to Congressional Committee at the National Press Club

The Citizen Hearing:

Washington, DC – The fourth day of the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure has come to a close with extraordinary testimony taken by six former members of Congress regarding events and evidence pointing to the presence of highly intelligent life systems.

Top researchers, scientists, military officials, aviation professionals and other members of foreign and domestic government testified to Senator Mike Gravel, Congressmen Roscoe Bartlett, Merrill Cook and Congresswomen Lynn Woolsey, Carolyn Kilpartick, and Darlene Hooley. Testimony included the history of documented incidents which point to highly intelligent systems that may exist. Witnesses also testified on relevant topics including the Rockefeller Initiative, the RAF Bentwaters case, nuclear missile shut downs, governmental documents, and incidents which occurred in South America, England, Canada, China and Italy. Friday’s testimony will include statements from pilots and the former FAA Director of Investigations, a discussion of technologies and closing remarks by former Canadian Minister of Defense Paul Hellyer, political activist Stephen Bassett and first-hand Roswell witness Jesse Marcel, Jr.

 

Interestingly, a petition to have the mainstream media air The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure was initiated by a member of Change.org, which is the world’s largest petition platform and has more than 35 million Change.org users in 196 countries. According toChange.org – “Every day people use our tools to transform their communities – locally, nationally and globally.”

CALL & URGE ~ CNN, FOX, MSNBC to Livecast The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure to be held at the National Press Club : April 29 – May 3, 2013

SO, WHY NO MAINSTREAM NEWS COVERAGE?

Each one of us is here during these pressing times in history to make a difference, to bring forward the TRUTH and to ring freedom across our beloved Planet Earth. Today and for the next few days lets gather our family and friends by sharing this petition and to insist on live coverage by the major TV networks of this amazing event being held at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, in Washington, DC. Paradigm Research Group (PRG) is hosting this historical event in their TRUTH activism works “ to advocate in all ways possible for an end to a government Imposed TRUTH embargo of the facts surrounding an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race” as stated on their website . For 30 hours and five consecutive days beginning Monday, April 29, 2013, by which former members of Congress and Senate are scheduled to oversee and preside over The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure. With over 40 witnesses including groups of researchers and military/agency as well as Apollo 14 Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell (sixth man to walk on the Moon) coming forward to testify. By sharing their experiences and firsthand knowledge of massive government conspiracy to conceal extraterrestrial visitations and direct galactic communications. This has been a 60 year old period of imposed TRUTH embargo.

Our mainstream TV press has totally ignored and chosen not to cover the historical significance of the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure. By its refusal to tell the TRUTH, thus, this is a sign for each one of us to take one minute of our lives and Dial all main media TV networks such as: CNN, FOX, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, Bloomberg News, NPR urge and demand for LIVECAST coverage of the  Hearing.

 

Former Members of Congress to Convene a Citizen Hearing On Disclosure

Former Congresswoman Carolyn Kilpatrick (Dem, MI), Congressman Merrill Cook (Rep, UT) and Senator Mike Gravel (Dem/Lib, AK) have agreed to sit in Committee for a Citizen Hearing at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, April 29 to May 3. Additional Committee members will be announced later this month.

An unprecedented event with historical implications, the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race (CHD), will include forty researchers and military/agency witnesses who will testify for thirty hours over five days before former members of the United States Congress. The CHD will attempt to accomplish what the Congress has failed to do for forty-five years – seek out the facts surrounding the most important issue of this or any other time.

The International spokesperson for the CHD is Apollo 14 Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell (Capt. USN/NASA ret.).

Reflecting the global implications of the issue, the CHD will be live streamed worldwide in English, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Japanese and Mandarin (archive only). This represents approximately one half of the world’s population. The webcasts will also include side press conferences and witness interviews conducted by former CNN News Anchor Cheryll Jones. Access to these webcasts is available via subscription at:www.citizenhearing.org

The main ballroom of the NPC will be configured to resemble a Senate hearing room. There will be press sections, an audience area, and witness and committee tables. The Hearing committee will include former members of Congress and two experts of counsel. To the extent possible all appropriate protocols will be followed as with Congressional hearings. The entire Hearing will be filmed as the basis for a forthcoming documentary – Truth Embargo – to be produced by Just Cause Entertainment.

On November 4, 2011 the White House issued this statement: “The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race. In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public’s eye.” From April 29 to May 3 the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure will bring forward en masse the evidence the White House says doesn’t exist.

The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure athttp://www.citizenhearing.org is a project of the Paradigm Research Group:
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CHD Contact: Stephen Bassett (202-215-8344),CHD@citizenhearing.org

 

Source & Research

The Citizen Hearings Resources

The books listed below, many written by Citizen Hearing witnesses, are but representative of a vast body of research into the science, politics and history of the extraterrestrial phenomenon in the modern era. While there are other issues which overlap the core issue, perhaps none is more relevant than the rise of institutional secrecy in America. For that reason books addressing secrecy and secrecy reform have also been listed. Note: some of the topics covered in these books will not be addressed at the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, but may be the focus of future Citizen Hearings.

Sirius is a feature length documentary that follows Dr. Steven Greer – an emergency room doctor turned UFO researcher – as he struggles to disclose top secret information about classified energy & propulsion techniques. – See more at: http://siriusdisclosure.com/#sthash.tZvWpiz6.dpuf

CSETI Papers and Press Releases

Dr. Greer’s Papers

 

Secret Agreement Reveals Covert Program to Hide Reclassification from Public

May 9th, 2001

The Disclosure Project

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Hawija: War Crimes, Iraqi Resistance and America’s Weapons of Mass Destruction

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The parliamentary investigative committee in the Hawija massacre, that left more than 50 peaceful protesters dead, revealed on Tuesday 30 April that 90% of the victims of the Iraqi SWAT team raid were shot in the head, abdomen and chest. Some protesters were shot while their hands were tied behind their backs. The report affirms that the protest area was free of weapons. This confirms the claim made by the demonstration organizers, who assured the peaceful nature of the protest and vehemently denied possessing weapons or inciting violence.

Chairman of the Iraqi Parliamentary Human Rights Commission, MP Salim Al-Jabouri, revealed that “senior Iraqi military officers” were involved in the Hawija army raid. He claimed that these officers had “issued kill orders” to soldiers. “The issue does not stop at an army raid, but it goes beyond this to include executions and murder; while some of the wounded were specifically targeted. This represents a crime against humanity,” he added.

Minister of Industry & Minerals Ahmad NasirDilli al-Karbuli, Education Minister Muhammad Tamim, and Minister of Science & Technology Abd al-Karim al-Samarrairesigned as a reaction to the incidents.

“We are staying restrained so far, but if government forces keep targeting us, no one can know what will happen in the future, and things could spin out of control,” said Abdul Aziz al-Faris, a tribal leader in Hawija.

A Western diplomat, who was not authorized to speak publicly and agreed to talk only on condition of anonymity, said: “Bottom line, it looks like excessive force was used and a lot of unarmed people were killed. There were more people killed than there were arms”.

The Global Forum for Islamic Parliamentarians (GFIP) expressed deep regret for the shocking massacre of Hawija town in Iraq. In a press statement on 24 April, the GFIP said: “The violent raid is a flagrant violation of the United Nations Charter and all international norms and conventions on human rights.

On 25 April, ICRC staff managed to reach the town of Hawija to assess the situation and deliver medical assistance to the local health-care facility. “In many villages along the road we saw funerals taking place and at the hospital, some of the wounded were still receiving treatment,” said AnisGandeel, the ICRC delegate who led the mission.

Officials have tried the usual downplaying of the violence, coupled with blaming the media. Iraqi authoritiess uspended the operating licenses of pan-Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera and nine Iraqi TV channels on Sunday after accusing them of escalating sectarian tension. While it is Maliki’s virulent sectarian policies that have alienated the Iraqi people and made them revolt. Since 25 December peaceful protestors have been demanding that their basic rights be respected. Hundreds of thousands have been locked up for years, many without charges, in prisons run by sectarian militias. More than 1,400 people face execution. The authoritiesled by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki have responded to these peaceful demonstrations with the use of threats and violence on many occasions, in Ramadi, Baquba and other places.

The Guardian reported on 18 April that

“Troops backed by helicopters are searching for Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, head of Saddam’s now outlawed Ba’ath party, in villages around the former ruler’s home town of Tikrit. (…) Security officers involved in the Douri operation said they believed he moved between Tikrit and the towns of Dour and Hawija.”

Could that have been the reason why this particular protest site came under attack? Maybe, but there are more important reasons for the deadly raid in Hawija.

Hawija is not just another Iraqi town. It has been one of the most rebellious towns in Iraq. It has paid a heavy price for fiercely resisting the occupation since 2003. And now its children are slowly dying.

US forces used WMD that kill children in Hawija

In late August 2011, The Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) released a damning exposé about major environmental and human harm being caused by a US military base in the Iraqi town of Hawija

Their report, entitled U.S. Army Base Transforms the Town of Hawija into a Crisis Zone: Hundreds of Paralyzed Children and Teenagers with Cancer, describes how

“in a town of 109,000 people there is a generation of children who are suffering from Poliomyelitis paralysis and cases of brain damage or atrophy. 412 of these children and teenagers are registered patients in the health clinic, whereas the actual numbers exceed 600 cases of child disability. Cancer is also spreading like an epidemic among all age groups but especially among teenagers, who await their death as the Iraqi and U.S. governments make no efforts to provide treatment or medication. The U.S. government is responsible for the radiation and the unleashing of their arsenal to practice with live ammunition and explosives in a field that was merely one and a half km away from a residential neighbourhood and with no wall or a fence to prevent civilians, children, and shepherds from entering.”

The report, that went unnoticed by the mainstream media, found that Hawija and the surrounding villages in this district have become a backyard dump polluted with radiation and leftover munitions from a U.S. Army base, a fact that has caused a human tragedy denied to this day by the Iraqi and American governments. Moreover, the two governments work hard to ensure that the issue remains top secret, despite the daily tragedies borne by the residents of the area.

Evan Al-Darraji wrote in her article: “Multiple Methods, One Murder”

“The strange thing is that the U.S. continues to claim that its war on Iraq was ‘clean’!! Can you call a brutal war that has caused murder, destruction, and displacement ‘clean’? They deny it, despite all the evidence against them, a fact that only reveals their lies and violations of international treaties and protocols such as the Geneva Protocol of 1925 that prohibits the use of bacteriological methods of warfare, in addition to asphyxiating and poisonous gases, among other weapons. It was signed by twenty-nine countries, yet the United States was conspicuously opposed to it. Moreover, in December 1966, the United Nations General Assembly issued a resolution that dictated the need to adhere strictly to the aforementioned protocol. During the 1960s, Britain made the effort to disarm its biological weapons and received broad support for these efforts, especially from the Soviet Union. Likewise, in 1969 former President of the United States Richard Nixon announced the country’s disapproval of the use of biological weapons, and ordered the destruction of the country’s reserves.

The UN General Assembly also referred to its resolution number 2662 (25th session) that was made on December 7th, 1970, to take the necessary steps to remove the weapons of mass destruction such as those that use chemical and bacteriological (biological) factors from the military munitions of all countries.

What is the meaning of these treaties and resolutions? Are they mere clichés and embellishments to be added to their ‘human rights’ counterparts that are being violated in Iraq in every way? Who is responsible for demanding our most basic rights and for holding accountable those who violate it? Where is the government, and what position does it assume in defending the lives, health, and future of the citizens of Iraq in the face of multiple levels of humanitarian crises?

Whom do we hold accountable? To whom do we raise our grievances?”

FalahAlwan of the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions in Iraqwrote apiecefor GlobalResearch about the report. Alwan writes: “There are hundreds of people with illnesses, including cancer. People cannot afford proper medical treatment; FWCUI and OWFI are demanding that the weapons testing stops, that the site is cleaned up and that people are given access to the medical treatment they need.”

Hawija, a story of resistance

Hawija is a town near Kirkuk north of Baghdad. Hawija is in the Kerkuk province of Iraq and approximately 30 miles south of Kirkuk. There are approximately 450,000 people in and around Hawija. The city itself has about 150,000 inhabitants.

During the occupation U.S. and Iraqi forces have experienced numerous lethal attacks in the area from the resistance. As of March 2006, the area of Hawija was considered one of the most dangerous in all of Iraq with US soldiers and the foreign press corps in Baghdad dubbing Hawija “Anbar of the North”.

US Army under constant attack

The closest US Forward Operation Base (FOB) to Hawija is FOB McHenry. FOB McHenry was established in 2003 by Alpha Company 1-12 infantry who had been operating out of an abandoned school in the town of Hawija. As of May 2005 FOB McHenry was home to around 500 US soldiers. In March 2006, Soldiers in 1st Battalion 327th infantry regiment at FOB McHenry were finding 3 to 5 roadside bombs a day. From November 1, 2005 through March 2006 medics treated 120 trauma cases. Nine members of the brigade as of March 2006 have died in combat in Hawijah proper, most from a single company, C Co. 1-327th Inf, call sign ‘Cold Steel.’

The battalion that replaced 1st Battalion 327th infantry regiment in August 2006 was the 2-27 wolfhounds from the 3rd BDE, 25th ID. During their 15 months at FOB McHenry, they experienced one of the deadliest periods of the war. Over 15 months, of the estimated 250 to 300 soldiers that were regularly going outside the wire on missions, 18 were killed in action. The deadliest day was on 6 December 2006. Five soldiers were killed when a surface to air missile was modified into an IED, destroying the Humvee and killing everyone inside.

A lot of US military operations have targeted the city of Hawija. The first was Operation Bayonet Lightning, a military operation during the early stages of the Iraq War, that was held to capture weapons, materials, and people that “posed a threat” against coalition forces. The joint operation between Iraq and the United States, lasted approximately 16 hours, and was conducted on 2 December 2003. 1,200 soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, the 4th Infantry Division, and Iraqi military participated. Operation Bayonet Lightning was concentrated on Hawija.

Several other military campaigns against Hawija followed, but that didn’t discourage the resistance.

It is impossible to find out how many Iraqis have been killed in Hawija between 2003 and 2013. No journalist, no soldier has mentioned civilian casualties in this city, but we can assume that many Hawijans have lost their lives during this period.

Embedded journalists report

In an article from 8 July 2006, titled: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Hawija?, embedded reporter Shelby Monroe writes:

“Not far from Kirkuk is the town of Hawija. Hawija gives the appearance of a more peaceful existence. It is an area of farmland, full of greenery in spite of months without rain. Rows of sunflowers border plots of land. The sheep have fields to graze in, unlike the sheep in Kirkuk that have to settle for whatever food can be found in the garbage that litters the streets. It is possible to imagine a life of tranquil simplicity among the irrigated fields and flowers, but nothing is simple in Iraq. Though more soldiers serve in Kirkuk, more soldiers have died in Hawija.

Major Victor Vasquez describes Kirkuk as similar to the Chicago of the 1920s, and Hawija is the Wild West. According to Major Kelly Kendrick, the majority of attacks against our soldiers in Hawija are perpetrated by people who are resistant to our presence, but who are not part of an organized terrorist network. “We are trying to take away power from those who abuse it, and they do not want to go down without a fight.

To the soldier on patrol, an IED is an IED, and whether or not the people who target us consider themselves members of an organized effort or not, they are all capable of brutal acts. When a convoy drives through downtown Hawija, thoughts turn to grenades. The slow pace of the traffic through the narrow streets becomes nerve-wracking. Although the local population conducts business as usual, it would be unwise for the soldiers to stop and talk, making it difficult to change perceptions, let alone build relationships.”

On October 19, 2006, in his article Hawija: A small city with big problems , Ben Murray writes:

“This city isn’t on a lot maps of Iraq. Small and somewhat isolated in the farmlands between Kirkuk and Beiji about 175 miles north of Baghdad, Hawija is a destitute sprawl of buildings ridden with the long litany of problems suffered by many towns in Iraq.

Home to about 40,000 people, it has no major industry to speak of or political significance, and its streets are laden with garbage and the evidence of repeated insurgent attacks.

As a small city near the Kurdish northern region of Iraq, it has the potential to be an unremarkable town. But whenever U.S. forces leave Forward Operating Base McHenry near the city, they drive directly into the teeth of an angry insurgency so violent that it killed five men in the first six weeks the Hawaii-based 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment has spent here.

Unemployment is phenomenally high in the city, perhaps 80 percent, due in part to the disbanding of the old Iraqi army, said Col. Fatah Mahmoud Yaseen, Hawija’s police chief. Many in the city are former military members who lost their jobs when U.S. forces rolled north in 2003 and scattered the force.”

These two examples give an idea of the strong resistance the coalition forces and the Iraqi armed forces have encountered in Hawija since 2003.

So it doesn’t come as a surprise that Hawija was the first protest area that had to be “cleaned up” and destroyed by Maliki’s forces. Hawija was meant to set an example for the rest of the protest movements in other areas.

But the massive and peaceful demonstrations against the government continue across Iraq’s provinces without diminishing…they have been going on for over four months now, and the numbers reach the millions.

In a desperate attempt to stop the demonstrations Nouri al-Maliki has ordered military reinforcements and anti-riot forces to the province of Anbar. As a reaction, tribes in Al Anbar decided to set up armed units to protect the protestors.

It’s time to stop this bloodshed. Time for Maliki and the remnants of the American occupation to go.

Hold the warmongers accountable !

Meanwhile, American leaders still don’t accept responsibility for their destruction of Iraq.

“I am comfortable in the decision-making process. I think the removal of Saddam Hussein was the right decision for not only our own security but for giving people a chance to live in a free society,” former US president George W. Bush said.”As far as I’m concerned, the debate is over. I mean, I did what I did. And historians will ultimately judge those decisions.”

No Mr. Bush, the debate is far from over. The world community holds you accountable and will finally judge you for the crimes you have committed against the Iraqi people. Without accepting accountability there can be no justice.

Dirk Adriaensens is coordinator of SOS Iraq and member of the executive committee of the BRussells Tribunal. Between 1992 and 2003 he led several delegations to Iraq to observe the devastating effects of UN imposed sanctions. He was a member of the International Organizing Committee of the World Tribunal on Iraq (2003-2005). He is also co-coordinator of the Global Campaign Against the Assassination of Iraqi Academics. He is co-author of Rendez-Vous in Baghdad, EPO (1994), Cultural Cleansing in Iraq, Pluto Press, London (2010), Beyond Educide, Academia Press, Ghent (2012), and is a frequent contributor to Global Research, Truthout, The International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies and other media.

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MKO terrorists active in Syria under guise of medics: Defected member

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Members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) (file photo)

Members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) (file photo)

In August 2012, a number of Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorists detained by the Syrian government confessed that the MKO is training the militants on Turkish soil near the border with Syria, while certain Arab and Western states are providing necessary support for their activities.”

A defected member of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) has revealed that the MKO terrorists are active in Syria under the cover of emergency and medical service providers.

According to the ex-MKO member, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the members of the terrorist group are stationed at a base called “Hanif,” which is disguised as a hospital, Mehr news agency reported.

The people working alongside the MKO members at the base do not know Persian and Arabic, and only speak English, the defected MKO member said.

Two members of the terrorist group, who were dispatched from the Turkish city of Istanbul to Syria to participate in the clashes in the Arab country, have recently been killed, the former MKO member said.

The two MKO members were the citizens of Denmark and Sweden.

The MKO previously cooperated with the foreign-backed militants in Syria through the Jordanian borders, but the terrorist group has now shifted to the Turkish border to infiltrate into the Syrian territory, the Mehr news agency report said.

In August 2012, a number of MKO terrorists detained by the Syrian government confessed that the MKO is training the militants on Turkish soil near the border with Syria, while certain Arab and Western states are providing necessary support for their activities.

In the summer of 2012, Iraqi and Syrian security officials announced that a large number of MKO members had entered Syria.

The unrest in Syria began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.

The Syrian government says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.

Damascus says the West and its regional allies, including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are supporting the armed groups.

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LOL…’Ahmadinejad’s exit won’t end genocidal tendencies among Iran’s leaders’

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ed note–as we have said often on this website and accompanying radio program, Israel and her supporters are absolutely in panic mode over the fact that Iran’s elections are next month, Ahmadinejad will be gone, there have been no attacks on Israel by Iran and now they are going to have to ‘re-Hitlerize’ whoever the next Iranian president turns out to be.

The following, by the VERY Jewish and VERY pro-Israel Michael Gerson is indicative of this panic and how they are already setting the stage for the ‘new Hitler’ about to be made president in Iran.  

BY MICHAEL GERSON

Over the years, Americans have come to discount statements on Israel and Zionism by Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Repetition has rendered them unremarkable.

Israel must be “wiped off the map.” Zionism is a “germ of corruption” that “will be wiped off the face of the earth.” It is a “cancer cell” that must be “removed from the body.” The Zionist regime is “heading toward annihilation.” “They should know that they are nearing the last days of their lives.” “Israel is destined for destruction and will soon disappear.”

One is tempted to add: blah, blah, blah. It is easy to dismiss this rhetoric as being designed for domestic consumption. And soon after Iran’s June election, Ahmadinejad will be out of a job — history’s single most persuasive argument in favor of term limits.

But the problem is this: Ahmadinejad’s language is not exceptional within the Iranian regime.

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has also referred to Israel as a “cancerous tumor.” “The perpetual subject of Iran,” he has explained, “is the elimination of Israel from the region.” “There is only one solution to the Middle East problem, namely the annihilation and destruction of the Jewish state.” In recent weeks, Khamenei has promised, if the Iranian nuclear program is attacked, to “level down Tel Aviv and Haifa.”

Senior Iranian military leaders, presidential advisers and religious authorities can be quoted endlessly in a similar vein. Zionists are “microbes” and “bacteria” and a “cancerous growth.” “Jews are very filthy people,” who are responsible for spreading disease and drug abuse. There is a religious duty to “fight the Jews and vanquish them so that the conditions for the advent of the Hidden Imam will be met.”

Such arguments are deeply embedded in the Iranian regime — as a statement of mission, an organizing principle. This won’t be changed by a single election.

It is possible to overplay such rhetoric. The Iranian government is not simply an irrational, apocalyptic cult. It may eventually respond to sanctions. It is sometimes necessary for America to engage in diplomacy with very nasty people.

But it is possible to underplay this language as well. It is not merely hate speech. It has the hallmarks of incitement to genocide: the dehumanization of a targeted group and the use of code words to cover genocidal intent. (In Rwanda, Tutsis were described as “snakes” and “cockroaches” who should be sent “down the river.” The rivers were eventually clogged with corpses.)

One interesting theoretical question: Is such Iranian rhetoric a crime under the Genocide Convention of 1948 — to which Iran is a signatory — which forbids the “direct and public incitement to commit genocide”? The language of Iranian leaders is certainly direct and public. When forced to defend themselves, they often claim (unpersuasively) that their target is Zionists rather than Jews. But in the determination of genocidal intent, this doesn’t matter. Genocide can be directed against any group — racial, ethnic, religious or national.

Yet the (rather thin) case law on incitement to genocide also requires an imminent threat of violence from the audience. In the Iranian case, the threat comes from government action — providing long-range missiles to Hamas or (down the road) the use of nuclear weapons.

In any event, a prosecution of Iranian officials for incitement to genocide is an exceedingly theoretical prospect, since it would require a referral from the United Nations Security Council — something Russia and China would not entertain.

But Iranian incitement should not be glossed over. It is not common, culturally excusable or normal among nations. “How many other states do we know,” asks Michael Abramowitz, director of the Center for Genocide Prevention at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, “that talk about other human beings in the way the Iranian leadership speaks of Israelis and Jews? They are conditioning generations of young people in their own country and the broader Middle East to think of Jews as subhuman, which makes acts of terror by groups like Hamas and Hezbollah seem more thinkable.”

Several years ago, during an Iranian military parade, a Shahab-3 missile was decorated with the banner: “Israel must be uprooted and wiped from (the pages of) history.” This can’t be reasonably construed as a vivid political metaphor. It is the depiction of a twisted ideal, broadly shared within the Iranian regime. And it is one reason that President Obama is right to draw his red line. Such a banner must never hang on an Iranian nuclear weapon.

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