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Jullian Assange Writes Letter to Actor That Portrayed Him in “The Fifth Estate

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Read the letter that Jullian Assange wrote to the actor who portrayed him in a propaganda film

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By Staff Writer

(INTELLIHUB) —  On October 9th WikiLeaks published the first letter from Julian Assange to Benedict Cumberbatch regarding “The Fifth Estate”, a Dreamworks movie about WikiLeaks set to open in the UK on Friday 11 Oct, and in the US on Friday 18 Oct.

The letter was sent to Benedict Cumberbatch after he made overtures to contact Julian Assange in January this year.

Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2013
From: Julian Assange
To: Benedict Cumberbatch
Subject: Message from Assange

Dear Benedict,

Thank you for trying to contact me. It is the first approach by anyone from the Dreamworks production to me or WikiLeaks.

My assistants communicated your request to me, and I have given it a lot of thought and examined your previous work, which I am fond of.

I think I would enjoy meeting you.

The bond that develops between an actor and a living subject is significant.

If the film reaches distribution we will forever be correlated in the public imagination. Our paths will be forever entwined. Each of us will be granted standing to comment on the other for many years to come and others will compare our characters and trajectories.

But I must speak directly.

I hope that you will take such directness as a mark of respect, and not as an unkindness.

I believe you are a good person, but I do not believe that this film is a good film.

I do not believe it is going to be positive for me or the people I care about.

I believe that it is going to be overwhelmingly negative for me and the people I care about.

It is based on a deceitful book by someone who has a vendetta against me and my organisation.

In other circumstances this vendetta may have gone away, but our conflict with the United States government and the establishment press has created a patronage and commissioning market – powerful, if unpopular – for works and comments that are harmful to us.

There are dozens of positive books about WikiLeaks, but Dreamworks decided to base its script only on the most toxic. So toxic is the first book selected by Dreamworks that it is distributed to US military bases as a mechanism to discourage military personnel from communicating with us. Its author is publicly known to be involved in the Dreamworks production in an ongoing capacity.

Dreamworks’ second rights purchase is the next most toxic, biased book. Published and written by people we have had a bitter contractual dispute with for years, whose hostility is well known. Neither of these two books were the first to be published and there are many independent authors who have written positive or neutral books, all of whom Dreamworks ignored.

Dreamworks has based its entire production on the two most discredited books on the market.

I know the film intends to depict me and my work in a negative light.

I believe it will distort events and subtract from public understanding.

It does not seek to simplify, clarify or distil the truth, but rather it seeks to bury it.

It will resurrect and amplify defamatory stories which were long ago shown
to be false.

My organisation and I are the targets of political adversary from the United States government and its closest allies.

The United States government has engaged almost every instrument of its justice and intelligence system to pursue—in its own words—a ‘whole of government’ investigation of ‘unprecedented scale and nature’ into WikiLeaks under draconian espionage laws. Our alleged sources are facing their entire lives in the US prison system. Two are already in it. Another one is detained in Sweden.

Feature films are the most powerful and insidious shapers of public perception, because they fly under the radar of conscious exclusion.

This film is going to bury good people doing good work, at exactly the time that the state is coming down on their heads.

It is going to smother the truthful version of events, at a time when the truth is most in demand.

As justification it will claim to be fiction, but it is not fiction. It is distorted truth about living people doing battle with titanic opponents.  It is a work of political opportunism, influence, revenge and, above all, cowardice.

It seeks to ride on the back of our work, our reputation and our struggles.

It seeks to cut our strength with weakness. To cut affection with exploitation. To cut diligence with paranoia. To cut loyalty with naivety.  To cut principle with hypocrisy. And above all, to cut the truth with lies.

The film’s many distortions buttress what the prosecution will argue. Has argued. Is arguing. In my case, and in that of others. These cases will continue for years.

The studio that is producing the film is not a vulnerable or weak party.

Dreamworks’ free speech rights are not in jeopardy – ours are.

Dreamworks is an extremely wealthy organisation, with ties to powerful interests in the US government.

I must therefore question the choices and motives behind it: the opportunism, fears and mundanity; the unwritten rules of film financing and distribution in the United States; the cringe against doing something useful and brave.

I believe that you are a decent person, who would not naturally wish to harm good people in dire situations.

You will be used, as a hired gun, to assume the appearance of the truth in order to assassinate it. To present me as someone morally compromised and to place me in a falsified history. To create a work, not of fiction, but of debased truth.

Not because you want to, of course you don’t, but because, in the end, you are a jobbing actor who gets paid to follow the script, no matter how debauched.

Your skills play into the hands of people who are out to remove me and WikiLeaks from the world.

I believe that you should reconsider your involvement in this enterprise.

Consider the consequences of your cooperation with a project that vilifies and marginalises a living political refugee to the benefit of an entrenched, corrupt and dangerous state.

Consider the consequences to people who may fall into harm because of this film.

Many will fight against history being blackwashed in this way. It is a collective history now, involving millions of people, because millions have opened their eyes as a result of our work and the attempts to destroy us.

I believe you are well intentioned but surely you can see why it is a bad idea for me to meet with you.

By meeting with you, I would validate this wretched film, and endorse the talented, but debauched, performance that the script will force you to give.

I cannot permit this film any claim to authenticity or truthfulness. In its current form it has neither, and doing so would only further aid the campaign against me.

It is contrary to my interests, and to those of my organisation, and I thank you for your offer, and what I am sure is your genuine intent, but I must, with inexpressible regret, turn it down.

Julian Assange

Read the press release about this letter  HERE

Read the Wikileaks Memo Highlighting Inaccuracies in the film  HERE.

View an advance version of the Fifth Estate Script HERE

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NEOCONS joke about being WAR CRIMINALS!

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Former Senator Joe Lieberman “said something to the effect that it’s nice that we’re all here at the Plaza instead of in cages after some war crimes trial.”
  The “Bring It” cover of the program at “Roast of Dick Cheney” event
Hosted by a prominent Jewish Magazine that has long-championed the Jewish Zionist Neocons and is now in the forefront of pushing for war on Iran, the “roast” of Dick Cheney took place at the famous Plaza Hotel in New York on Monday.  This from Buzzfeed and worth reading and contemplating in full:
Waterboarding Is A Big Joke At Cheney Roast

Dick Cheney is ready to laugh about waterboarding.  Conservatives gathered at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan Monday night to roast the former vice president at an event where many of the biggest laugh lines touched on the most controversial policies of a key architect of his administration’s war on terror. At the gathering, hosted by Commentary, figures including former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey drew a mix of chuckles and winces with jokes that left few lines uncrossed, according to three guests.
Former Sen. Joe Lieberman “said something to the effect that it’s nice that we’re all here at the Plaza instead of in cages after some war crimes trial,” recalled one person who was there.Other major targets included former Secretary of State Colin Powell, mocked for leaking, and President Barack Obama, who was mocked, repeatedly, for the relative strength of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The event, sponsored by Rupert Murdoch, Paul Singer, and other top conservatives also starred Lieberman and Scooter Libby, the Cheney aide convicted of lying to investigators in a leak hunt. Two attendees said the edgy jokes were in appropriate spirit of a roast; the third found them in poor taste, even in that setting. The dinner was, to the surprise of some guests, punctuated by a live performance of Yiddish songs and by an video featuring Cheney’s face on others’ bodies, which emcee and Commentary editor John Podhoretz joked he would release only for $1 million in an email to BuzzFeed.

“There were some waterboarding jokes that were really tasteless,” the guest said. “I can see the case for enhanced interrogation techniques after Sept. 11 but I can’t really endorse sitting there drinking wine and fancy dinner at the Plaza laughing uproariously about it.”Cheney himself told one waterboarding joke, the attendees said, which he attributed to Jay Leno. It centered on a one-shot antelope hunting contest in Wyoming in which the loser had to dance with an Indian squaw. Cheney’s shot got caught in the barrel, producing a dispute over whether it counted as a hit or a miss — and Leno, according to Cheney, joked that Cheney wanted to go catch the animal with his bare hands and waterboard it.Separately, Rumsfeld joked about Cheney waterboarding fish.Other jokes touched on Cheney’s having shot a friend in the face; Rumsfeld said one guest recalled that Cheney had “finally showed the world that he actually has a heart” in a book about his health.
Libby, for his part, made light of his imprisonment — and lack of a presidential pardon.“Libby said George Bush sent a note: ‘Pardon me, I can’t make it,’” one guest recalled.Libby also joked that Cheney’s dog had urinated in a cabin at Camp David, and that Cheney had sought a pardon — and Bush refused.A couple people made the point that Vladimir Putin is now running American foreign policy.It was, said another attendee, “a very sentimental night.”

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WHO MURDERED AFRICA: THE CREATION OF THE AIDS VIRUS BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

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by William Campbell Douglas, M.D.

from HealingTools Website


There is no question mark after the title of this article because the title is not a question. It’s a declarative statement. WHO, the World Health Organization, murdered Africa with the AIDS virus. That’s a provocative statement, isn’t it?

The answers to this little mystery, Murder on the WHO Express, will be quite clear to you by the end of this report. You will also understand why the other suspects, the homosexuals, the green monkey an the Haitians, were only pawns in this virocidal attack on the non-Communist world. If you believe the government propaganda that AIDS is hard to catch then you are going to die even sooner than the rest of us. The common cold is a virus. Have you ever had a cold? How did you catch it? You don’t really know, do you? If the cold virus were fatal how many people would there be left in the world?

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

The tuberculosis germ, also, much larger than the AIDS virus, can be transmitted by fomites (inanimate objects such as towels). The AIDS virus can live for as long as 10 days on a dry plate. You can’t understand this murder mystery unless you learn a little virology.

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

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

The World Health Organization, in published articles, called for scientists to work with these deadly agents and attempt to make a hybrid virus that would be deadly to humans:

“And attempt should be made to see if viruses can in fact exert selective effects on immune function. The possibility should be looked into that the immune response to the virus itself may be impaired if the infecting virus damages, more or less selectively, the cell responding to the virus.”

That’s AIDS. What the WHO is saying in plain English is,

“Let’s cook up a virus that selectively destroys the T-cell system of man, an acquired immune deficiency.”

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

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

Sometimes Americans believe in conspiracies and sometimes they don’t. Was there a conspiracy to kill President Kennedy? Twenty-five years later the debate still continues, and people keep changing their minds. One day it’s yes, the next day it’s no-depending on what was served for breakfast or how the stock market did the day before.

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

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

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

AIDS started practically simultaneously in the United States, Haiti, Brazil, and Central Africa. (Was the green monkey a jet pilot?) Examination of the gene structure of the green monkey cells proves that it is not genetically possible to transfer the AIDS virus from monkeys to man by natural means. Because of the artificial nature of the AIDS virus it will not easily transfer from man to man until it has become very concentrated in the body fluids through repeated injections from person to person, such as drug addicts, and through high multiple partner sexual activity such as that which takes place in Africa and among homosexuals. After repeated transfer it can become an “natural” infection for man, which it has.

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

The momentous plague that we now face was anticipated by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 1974 when they recommended that,

“Scientists throughout the world join with the members of this committee in voluntarily deferring experiments (linking) animal viruses.”

What the NAS is saying in carefully guarded English is: “For God’s sake, stop this madness!”

The green monkey is off the hook. How about the Communists? Communists are in the process of conducting germ warfare from Fort Detrick, Maryland against the free world, especially the United States, even using foreign communist agents within the United States Army’s germ warfare unit euphemistically called the Army Infectious Disease Unit. You don’t believe it?

Carlton Gajdusek, and NIH bigshot at Detrick admits it:

“IN THE FACILITY I HAVE A BUILDING WHERE MORE GOOD AND LOYAL COMMUNISTS SCIENTIST FROM THE USSR AND MAINLAND CHINA WORK, WITH FULL PASSKEYS TO ALL THE LABORATORIES, THAN THERE ARE AMERICAN. EVEN THE ARMY’S INFECTIOUS DISEASE UNIT IS LOADED WITH FOREIGN WORKERS NOT ALWAYS FRIENDLY NATIONALS.”

Can you imagine that? A UN-WHO communist trojan horse in our biological warfare center with the full blessing of the U.S. government? The creation of the AIDS virus by the WHO was not just a diabolical scientific exercise that got out of hand. It was a cold-blooded successful attempt to create a killer virus which was then used in a successful experiment in Africa. So successful in fact that most of central Africa may be wiped out, 75,000,000 dead within 3-5 years.

It was not an accident. It was deliberate. In the Federation Proceedings of the United States in 1972, WHO said:

“In the relation to the immune response a number of useful experimental approaches can be visualized.”

They suggested that a neat way to do this would be to put their new killer virus (AIDSinto a vaccination program, sit back and observe the results.

“This would be particularly informative in sibships,” they said.

That is, give the AIDS virus to brothers and sisters and see if they die, who dies first, and of what, just like using rats in a laboratory.

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

Dr. Strecker points out that even if the African green monkey could transmit AIDS to humans, the present known amount of infection in Africa makes it statistically impossible for a single episode, such as a monkey biting someone, to have brought this epidemic to this point. The doubling time of the number of people infected, about every 14 months, when correlated with the first known case, and the present known number of cases, prove beyond a doubt that a large number of people had to have been infected at the same time.

Starting in 1972 with the first case from our mythical monkey and doubling the number infected from that single source every 14 months you get only a few thousand cases. From 1972 to 1987 is 15 years or 180 months. If it takes 14 months to double the number of cases then there would have been 13 doublings, 1 then 2, then 4, then 8, etc. In 15 years, from a single source of infection there would be about 8,000 cases in Africa, not 75 million AIDS infected people. We are approaching World War II mortality statistics here – without a shot being fired.

Dr. Theodore A. Strecker is the courageous doctor who unraveled this conundrum, the greatest murder mystery of all time. He should get the Nobel prize but he’ll be lucky not to get “suicided.”

(“Prominent California doctor ties his hands behind his back, hangs himself, and jumps from 20th floor. There was no evidence of foul play.”)

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

He became fascinated with all the peculiar scientific anomalies concerning AIDS that kept cropping up.

  • Why did the “experts” keep talking about green monkeys and homosexuals being the culprits when it was obvious that the AIDS virus was a man-made virus?

  • Why did they say that it was a homosexual and drug-user disease when in Africa it was obviously a heterosexual disease?

  • If the green monkey did it, then why did AIDS explode practically simultaneously in Africa, Haiti, Brazil, the United States and southern Japan?

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

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

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

Dr. R. J. Biggar said in Lancet.

“…The AIDS agent… could not have originated de novo.”

That means in plain English that it didn’t come out of thin air. AIDS was engineered in a laboratory by virologist. It couldn’t engineer itself. As Doctor Strecker so colorfully puts it:

“If a person has no arms or legs and shows up at a party in a tuxedo, how did he get dressed? Somebody dressed him.”

There are 9,000 to the fourth power possible AIDS viruses. (There are 9,000 base pairs on the genome.) So the fun has just begun. Some will cause brain rot similar to the sheep virus, some leukemia-like diseases from the cow virus and some that won’t do anything. So the virus will be constantly changing and trying out new esoteric diseases on hapless man. We’re only at the beginning. Because of the trillions of possible genetic combinations there will never be a vaccine. Even if they could develop a vaccine they would undoubtedly give us something equally bad as they did with the polio vaccine (cancer of the brain), the swine flu vaccine (a polio-like disease), the smallpox vaccine (AIDS), and the hepatitis vaccine (AIDS).

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

This is the origin of the green monkey theory. The polio vaccine was grown on green monkey kidney cells. Sixty-four million Americans were vaccinated with SV-40-contaminated vaccine in the 60’s. An increase in cancer of the brain, possibly multiple sclerosis, and God only knows what else is the tragic result. The delay between vaccination and the onset of cancer with this virus is as long as 20-30 years. 1965 plus 20 equals 1985. Get the picture?

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

Although some AIDS has been brought to the United States from Haiti by homosexuals, it would not be enough to explain the explosion of AIDS that occurred simultaneously with the African and Haitian epidemics.

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

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

A Doctor W. Szmuness, born in Poland and educated in Russia, came to this country in 1969 – Szmuness’s immigration to the U.S. was probably the most fateful immigration in our history. He, by unexplained process, became head of the New York City blood bank. (How does a Russian trained doctor become head of one of the largest blood banks in the world? Doesn’t that strike you as peculiar?)

He set up the rules for the hepatitis vaccine studies. Only males between the ages of 20 and 40, who were not monogamous, would be allowed to participate in this study. Can you think of any reason for insisting that all experimentees be promiscuous? Maybe you don’t believe in the communist conspiracy theory but give me some other logical explanation. Szmuness is now dead and his diabolical secret went with him.

The Centers for Disease Control reported in 1981 that four percent of those receiving the hepatitis-vaccine were AIDS-infected. In 1984 they admitted to 60 percent. Now they refuse to give out figures at all because they don’t want to admit that 100 percent of hepatitis vaccine receivers are infected with AIDS.

Where is the data on the hepatitis vaccine studies? FDA? CDC? No, the U.S Department of Justice has it buried where you will never see it. What has the government told us about AIDS?

  • It’s a homosexual disease-WRONG. (The homosexuals certainly spread it but the primary responsibility wasn’t theirs.)

  • It’s related to anal intercourse only-WRONG.

  • Only a small percentage of those testing positive for AIDS would get the disease-WRONG.

  • It came from the African green-back monkey-WRONG.

  • It came from the cytomegalovirus-WRONG.

  • It was due to popping amyl nitrate with sex-WRONG.

  • It was started 400 years ago by the Portuguese-WRONG. (It started in 1972.)

  • You can’t get it from insects-WRONG.

  • The virus can’t live outside the body-WRONG.

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

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

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

Dr. Robert Gallo, who has been mixed up in some very strange scientific snafus, supports this theory. Whether the infection of 75 million Africans was deliberate or accidental can be debated but there is no room for debate about whether the smallpox shots; “awakened the unsuspected virus infection.” There is absolutely no scientific evidence that this laboratory-engineered virus was present in Africa before the World Health Organization descended upon these hapless people in 1967 with their deadly AIDS-laced vaccine. The AIDS virus didn’t come from Africa. It came from Fort DetrickMaryland, U.S.A.

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

In his letter to The Annals Strecker said,

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

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

“Thank you for that interesting letter on AIDS. I am sorry to have to report that we will not be able to publish it. We have no criticism” but their letter was “overcrowded with submissions.”

They’re too crowded to announce the end of western civilization and possibly all mankind? It doesn’t seem reasonable. What can we do? The first thing that should be done is close down all laboratories in this country that are dealing with these deadly retroviruses. Then we must sort out the insane irresponsible and traitorous scientists involved in these experiments and try them for murder.

Then maybe, just maybe, we can re-staff the laboratories with loyal Americans who will work to save a remnant of people to repopulate and re-civilize the world.

References

1. Allison, et al, Bull WHO 1972. 47:257-63 and Amos, et al. Fed Proc. 1972, 31:1087
2. Omni Magazine, March. 1986, p. 106.
3. Jan. 11, 1986. [???]
4. London Times Front page, May 11, 1987.

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Zionist Propaganda: Vladimir Putin told me a personal story in the Kremlin

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Zionist Propaganda: Putin a Puppet of Chabad-Lubavitch Sect

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from biblebelievers.org.auJuly 16, 2011 — The main figures in Putin’s government are almost exclusively crypto-Jews. The core of this fifth column are Orthodox Jews, often known as the Hasidim. There are several strands of Hasidism, but the dominant sect is Chabad Lubavitch. Its essence is an aggressive, militant extremism in favor of Judaism based on grounds of the Talmud, a peculiar form of geopolitics states Rabbi Eduard Hodos head of the Kharkov Jewish community and supposedly staunch ‘enemy’ of the Chabad Lubavitch sect.

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He said the sinister workings of this sect, hidden from the Gentiles, were known to him since the nineties when Chabad began a vigorous penetration of Russia. We remember how in 1968 its Zionist Masonic Lodge of Rome planned to reduce the human population by half, and “assigned” fifteen million to Poland. Meanwhile, Chabad Lubavitch calls for reducing the human population to 600 million non-Jews, while the total number of the Jewish Diaspora is officially estimated at around 13 million . . .Chabad Lubavitch has a secret influence in the super-elite Committee of 300” through which to engineer the “Holocaust” of mankind. Genocidal, extremist ideologies, supported by the Chabad Jewish financiers and aggressive racist Zionism will be lethal for 99 percent of humanity. In outside talks with the Gentiles the Chabad mercifully increased the number of surviving Gentiles to one billion, but privately they say about 600 thousand Goyim, of whom only about twenty thousand should enjoy relative freedom, prosperity and a clean environment. Chabad is now the dominant force of the Jewish Diaspora on top of the pyramid of Jewish elites; Gentiles in general do not count.

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Chabad Lubavitch Headquarters is located in New York. One of the key figures of Chabad is a former Vice President Al Gore, whose father was once a friend of the famous Armand Hammer, and his friend, “Lenin.” The main book of the Chabad is Tania,” based on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” and which Eduard Hodos calls the second “Mein Kampf.” Their clearly defined goal was to entice and make Jewish-Russian hybrids employed in the structures of real power ardent followers of Chabad, vigorously supporting their careers and promotion. In this regard Chabad were ready to sacrifice their ideological dogmas and turn a blind eye to the lack of purity of blood. In contrast, to non-Jews the issue was simple–money [bribes]. Taking into account that from the time of opening of [Russia’s] borders, the Russian society did not have a currency while members of the “Committee of 300” held substantial foreign funds which Chabad used to purchase Russian real estate [for nothing] . . .

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The Head of Chabad in Russia Berl Lazar (left) said: Never before has any Russian or Soviet leader done so much for Jews, as Vladimir Putin. In every respect it is unprecedented. In talks with me Ariel Sharon repeatedly emphasized that the Kremlin is the greatest friend of Jews and of Israel. Now, many mayors of Russian cities, provincial heads and ministers are Jewish. This became the norm . . . (Henry Pajak, “The Last Transport to Katyn 10 04 2010,” Chapter IX, p. 280–283). Full story: stopsyjonizmowi.wordpress.com Netanyahu says Russia and Israel on same page over Iran threat.Comment: For a full appreciation of the above story I recommend you read the translation in Google translate, or Alta Vista, or similar, and read this English article oxfordchabad.org. Clearly the international banksters have financed Jewry to take over the Russian Federation and they financed their takeover of Germany with the Weimar Republic after WWI.

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Terrorist Attacks Hamper Peace Dialogue

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By Sajjad Shaukat

Debate continues between various political and religious leaders in relation to peace

dialogue with the Taliban.

In this regard, after obtaining consensus of the mainstream political parties in the All

Parties Conference (APC), held on September 9, 2013, the government led by Prime

Minister Nawaz Sharif had decided to start peace process with the militants, especially

of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The TTP had also welcomed the government’s

But, TTP insurgents did not stop their subversive acts. On September 15, this year,

Maj-Gen. Sanaullah Khan including a lieutenant colonel and a soldier were killed in a

landmine attack in Upper Dir. TTP spokesman claimed responsibility in this respect.

In the same month, the terrorist attacks at All Saints Church, Qissa, Khwani bazaar in

Peshawar, and the bus explosion on Charsadda Road killed several innocent Christians

and Muslims. All these brutal incidents shocked the whole nation as well the political

parties. It is due to these incidents that the present regime has become reluctant to start a

peace process with the insurgents.

Notably, Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said on September 16, that

no one should have any misgivings that the Pakistan Army would let terrorists coerce

them into accepting their terms through peace process. He clarified that the Pakistan

Army had the capability and determination to fight terrorists in accordance with the will

In his recent statement, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pointed out that the Taliban

required to lay down their arms to reach the agreement. Both Gen Kayani and PM Sharif

agreed to reject any pre-conditions by the insurgents.

Although PM Sharif still wants to act upon the dialogue-option with the Taliban, yet

after the latest terrorist acts, he has also approved amendments in the anti-terror laws to

cope with menace of terrorism. So, there is no civil-military difference regarding peace

process, as some hostile elements propagate.

As regards Taliban, on the one side, TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid assailed Prime

Minister Nawaz Sharif for changing his mind and giving precondition of laying down

weapons, saying that his government was not serious about holding the dialogue, while

on the other, he welcomed the suggestions of Pakistani Ulema (clerics) and various

religious seminaries regarding a ceasefire prior to peace talks.

However, differences still exist between political and religious parties regarding peace

talks with the militants in wake of their confused perceptions. In this connection, the

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) convened all parties’ conference on October 4 and in its joint

declaration, urged the government to immediately announce a team to start talks with

the Taliban. At the same time, the participants expressed serious concern over terrorist

incidents in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, demanding the federal government to extend full

support to the provincial government so that it could take concrete steps to protect people

and properties. But Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and

Pakistan Peoples Party did not attend the conference.

Meanwhile, Chief of PTI Imran Khan who strongly favoured peace process with the

Taliban, and even suggested to open an office for them has become reluctant. Taking

note of TTP’s ploy, Imran Khan said on September 3, “If talks failed, an operation should

be approached.” Even, Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur

Rehman who has supported dialogue with the Taliban, has no clear stand in this regard,

after the perennial wave of terror-assaults. Earlier, Chief of JI, Munawar Hasan who

also supported peace talks, stated that he was willing to act as a mediator between the

government and the TTP, but there are many groups of Taliban, and with whom he or

government will have peace talks.

Nevertheless, some political circles stress upon the government to implement the

decisions taken in the all parties’ conference, while some opine that government should

call another all parties’ conference, and review its earlier decision about dialogue with

It is mentionable that in the recent years, terror-attacks by the militants on the

installations of Pak Army, Air Force, offices of the ISI, Rangers, Police and assaults on

Army outposts including ruthless beheadings of innocent civilians and prominent figures

were conducted especially by the TTP insurgents and its umbrella militant outfits which

also targeted the places of worships of Shias, Ahmadis, Sufis, Christians and Sikhs.

Based in Afghanistan, American CIA, Indian RAW and Israeli Mossad have perennially

been supporting bomb blasts, suicide attacks, abductions, target-killings, ethnic and

sectarian violence in various parts of the country through TTP, Balochistan Liberation

Army (BLA), Jundollah (God’s soldiers) which have connections with each other

including some Baloch feudal lords (Sardars) who want to fulfill the secret strategic

designs of US, India and Israel at the cost of Pakistan, China and Iran. Besides martyring

several personnel of law-enforcing agencies and security forces in Balochistan, Khyber

Pakhtoonkhwa and Karachi, these foreign-backed entities kidnapped and massacred

many Punjabis and Pushtuns including Chinese and Iranian nationals.

Besides facing political instability, financial losses and social strife, Pakistan’s more than

40,000 people were killed, and 8,000 personal of the security forces sacrificed their lives

in coping with these stateless actors in order to maintain the security of the country.

In fact, various segments of society have no trust, particularly on the TTP which

sometimes, agrees for peace talks, and sometimes rejects the same as part of its duplicity.

Similarly, sometimes, they claim responsibility for their heinous acts and sometimes,

deny the same. For example, recently, they denied attacks at the Peshawar church,

but now accepted their involvement. Their acts of sabotage have resulted into image-

distortion of Pakistan, Islam, worst law and order situation—sense of insecurity which

has made the whole nation paranoid with fear and terror. However, even in case of talks,

the government must not follow policy of appeasement, as the militants are blackmailing

the entire nation through subversive activities.

Nonetheless, a majority of people demands to use force against the Taliban instead of

option of talks because their continued terrorist attacks have hampered peace dialogue.

Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic

Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations

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Coping with Multi-faceted Challenges

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By Sajjad Shaukat

Some analysts see terror-attacks on various religious communities, sects and ethnic

groups in isolation, while these are part of a perennial wave of subversive acts in the

country, arranged by the anti-Pakistan foreign countries, and followed by a deliberate

propaganda to destabilize and denuclearize it.

In this respect, Indian aggressive designs could be judged by its civil and military leaders

who have always displayed their self-contradictory approach in maligning Pakistan, its

army and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Notably, on September 29, this year, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held meeting on the sidelines of the annual UN summit.

Afterwards, Indian National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon told reporters “Both

agreed that the precondition for forward movement in the relationship, which they

both desire, is really an improvement of the situation on the Line of Control,” (LoC) in

Kashmir. He pointed out that Prime Minister Nawaz also raised the issues of Siachen, Sir

Creek, Kashmir and Indian interference in Balochistan.

Although Nawaz-Singh dialogue ended with optimistic note, yet in his speech in the

General Assembly on September 28, Prime Minister Singh allegedly said, “It is equally

important that the terrorist machinery that draws its sustenance from Pakistan be shut

down.” Showing New Delhi’s double game, he also said that Jammu and Kashmir was an

integral part of India, and in this context there could “never be a compromise.”

Recently, tension arose between New Delhi and Islamabad when Indian military

conducted a series of unprovoked firings at the LoC, and international border, killing a

number of soldiers of Pak Army and innocent civilians in wake of war-like diplomacy.

However, while talking about the twin terrorist attacks in the Indian Occupied Kashmir

which targeted a police station and a military camp, killing 14 personal of army and

police, India’s Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid almost wrecked the Nawaz-Manmohan

talks when he blamed Pakistan’s ISI and the army in this respect. On the other hand, quite

opposite to his earlier statement, PM Manmohan Singh remarked that such attacks by the

non-state actors would not be allowed to derail efforts to find solutions of all problems

through peaceful dialogue.

In fact, these terrorist attacks were engineered by the Indian fundamentalist opposition

party, BJP to refrain PM Singh from continue peace process with Pakistan. Earlier BJP

used its Hindu fundamentalist connections—RSS and like-minded cliques of Indian

armed forces to escalate border tension along LoC to sink any hope of peace process with

Islamabad, while Singh is already under duress of BJP.

On the one side, Indian top officials have been accusing Pak Army and ISI of sponsoring

terrorism in India and the Indian-held Kashmir, on the other, India’s media revealed in

September, this year that on a defence ministry directive, asking for the creation of covert

capability—the military intelligence unit, Technical Services Division (TSD) was set

up by the Indian Army Chief Gen. VK Singh (R), which conducted covert operations in

Pakistan. Besides an official of the TSD, in an Indian TV Channel, Gen. VK Singh boldly

confessed that during his tenure as only one Minister of Agriculture (Ghulam Hasan Mir)

was bribed, and Indian Army provided money to selected leaders in Jammu & Kashmir to

crush the militancy (Kashmiri freedom fighters).

It is mentionable that in the recent years, terror-attacks by the militants on the

installations of Pak Army, Air Force, offices of the ISI, Rangers, Police and assaults on

Army outposts including ruthless beheadings of innocent civilians and prominent figures

were conducted especially by the TTP’s insurgents and its umbrella militant outfits which

also targeted the places of worships of Shias, Ahmadis, Sufis, Christians and Sikhs.

Well-established in Afghanistan, American CIA, Indian RAW and Israeli Mossad have

perennially been supporting bomb blasts, suicide attacks, abductions, target-killings,

ethnic and sectarian violence in various parts of the country through TTP, Balochistan

Liberation Army (BLA), Jundollah (God’s soldiers) which have connections with each

other including some Baloch feudal lords (Sardars) who want to fulfill the secret strategic

designs of US, India and Israel at the cost of Pakistan, China and Iran. Besides martyring

several personnel of law-enforcing agencies and security forces in Balochistan, Khyber

Pakhtoonkhwa and Karachi, these foreign-backed entities kidnapped and massacred

many Punjabis and Pushtuns including Chinese and Iranian nationals.

Besides facing political instability, financial losses and social strife, Pakistan’s more than

40,000 people were killed, and 8,000 personal of the security forces sacrificed their lives

in coping with these stateless actors in order to maintain the security of the country.

The targeted operation which continues by the Rangers against terrorists, target-killers

and kidnappers, launched by the present government, after obtaining consensus of all

stakeholders, especially political parties whose leaders participated in the All Parties

Conference (APC). The operation is rapidly achieving successes. But, regrettably, some

media commentators are creating misperception that the operation will fail. While,

without any discrimination, the Ranger’s personal, and those of Police have arrested

several criminals, terrorists and workers of political parties besides capturing huge

catches of arms and weapons. The Rangers also recovered Indian-made weapons from

the office of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), and arrested a killer of the party.

Nevertheless, the hostile elements also propagate that the government and Army were not

on the same page, as Army wanted to use force against militants, while Prime Minister

Nawaz Sharif favoured dialogue. Army wanted the talks to be held as per constitution

and all non-state actors were required to lay down their arms before the start of dialogue,

while no such pre-condition was laid by APC. Now, even PM Sharif has also pointed out

same pre-conditions for any agreement with the Taliban after the latest terrorist acts. He

has also approved amendments in the anti-terror laws to cope with menace of terrorism,

but he still wants to act upon the dialogue-option with the Taliban.

Apart from acts of sabotage, a deliberate propaganda campaign also keeps on going

against Pakistan by the foreign-enemies. And Taliban provide every opportunity to these

elements in tarnishing the country’s image through their criminal acts. In this context,

in an article titled, “Only in Pakistan Can the Taliban be Described as Stakeholders”

published by the Daily Telegraph on September 10, 2013, Rob Crilly, indicated cynical

criticism of APC resolution. The article alleged, “Haqqani Network is a proxy of ISI and

one of the factions responsible for terrorism in Pakistan…Taliban who are kidnappers,

assassins of school girls and suicide bombers, have become stakeholders in Pakistan.”

Meanwhile, Chief of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan strongly favoured peace

process with the Taliban, and even suggested to open an office for them in this regard.

But the Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman who has

supported dialogue with the Taliban, called Imran Khan’s suggestion as ‘childish.’ Chief

of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Munawar Hasan who also supports peace talks, stated that he

was willing to act as a mediator between the government and the TTP, but there are many

groups of Taliban, and with whom he or government will have peace process.

After a continued wave of terror-attacks, various segments of society have no trust,

especially on the TTP which sometimes agrees for peace talks, and some times, rejects

the same. So, a majority of people demands to use force against the Taliban instead of

pursuing the dialogue option, while, our rulers seem to be confused in relation to initiate

peace process with the militants. Taking note of TTP’s ploy, even Imran Khan said on

September 3, “If talks failed, an operation should be approached.”

Moreover, the government led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is facing multiple crises

and issues. In August, this year Federal Minister for Finance Muhammad Ishaq Dar

informed the members of the National Assembly that on the directives of Supreme Court

of Pakistan, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was investigating the cases of 11,000

NATO/ISAF missing containers. NAB is presently conducting investigation and has not

yet confirmed its findings. Therefore, the exact number of containers and revenue loss

thereof has not so far been determined. Earlier, the apex court took notice of corruption in

the country, saying that the present government had not taken action in this respect.

Especially, Pakistan’s economic crisis has intensified, bringing about other-related

problems like load shedding, unemployment, soaring prices of products and dependence

upon the US-led developed countries, and IMF and World Bank for financial aid.

Now, Pakistan is facing multi-faceted challenges, yet instead of showing lack of political

will and competence to safeguard the national interests, our rulers need to display true

leadership qualities and pragmatic approach in coping with all these issues.

Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic

Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations

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‘They aren’t real Muslims’: Radical mercenaries kidnap, kill both Syria Christians and Muslims

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Nadezhda Kevorkova is a war correspondent who has covered the events of the Arab Spring, military and religious conflicts around the world, and the anti-globalization movement.

Syrian Orthodox Christians light candles before a mass marking the Palm Sunday in the Syrian capital in Damascus (AFP Photo /  Louai Beshara)Syrian Orthodox Christians light candles before a mass marking the Palm Sunday in the Syrian capital in Damascus (AFP Photo / Louai Beshara).

Christians of the East view the war in Syria neither as civil nor as sectarian, Orthodox Bishop Elias Kfoury told RT. He also spoke of those who unleashed a conflict in Syrian society which hadn’t seen any religious hostilities in the past.

Metropolitan Elias Kfoury of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, Southern Lebanon and Western Beqaa spoke with RT’s observer Nadezhda Kevorkova in the biblical city of Sidon, located on the Mediterranean coast of Lebanon, in a church constructed in the building where the final meeting of the Apostles Peter and Paul took place in 58AD.

The Metropolitan’s residence is located in the very heart of the old city. It’s not easy to find, however any passing Muslim would show you the way to Metropolitan Elias’s place. Some of his parishes are located in the area populated by Shiites and controlled by Hezbollah. Others are on the territory of Sunni homes and Palestinian refugee camps. Presently the largest Syrian refugee camp is also located there. The cave where Mary was waiting for Jesus, and the cave where the evangelical wedding in Cana took place are a part of his eparchy. For 22 years some of his congregation lived under Israeli occupation. Twice, in 2000 and in 2006, their churches were bombed and destroyed by Israelis. During open hostilities campaigns anyone could find a shelter in Orthodox churches in spite of their religion, whether they were Sunni, Shiites, Druse or Catholics. So the Metropolitan has quite a profound understanding of the current situation that has been developing in Syria and is about to overtake Lebanon. He’s been walking this ground and talking to these people for a long time.

RT: Your Eminence, two Orthodox bishops, Metropolitan Paul of Aleppo and Metropolitan Gregory of the Siro-Jacobite Church were abducted at the Syrian border with Turkey in April of 2013. Rumor had it they were killed last summer but then media refuted this information. What’s the latest on their whereabouts?

Metropolitan Elias Kfoury: All we know is what people are saying. There haven’t been any official reports about their kidnappers or the location of these bishops. Two weeks ago we heard that someone saw them both safe and sound, that they were taking walks, and working out, and eating well. But there hasn’t been any real evidence, or any certain information regarding these bishops. What’s really sad and frustrating is that the abductions were performed by foreigners who had entered Syria. They are allegedly Muslims but their actions contradict Islamic principles. Those people aren’t the real Muslims. They abducted faithful individuals who had been sharing love and peace, who were not military actors!

Those people abduct civilians, Christians, Muslims, or pilgrims. All these things really remind of times when pagans used to kill believers.

RT: In the Western world, every abduction or murder of Christians in Syria is viewed as proof of Islam’s war against Christianity, like it was previously in relation to Iraq.

EK: Muslims and Christians are brothers. We can talk a lot about it. The Koran speaks very highly of Christians, and Muslims know it. The Prophet Mohammed sent his people to the Habeshi kind of Ethiopia to inform him that his people were believers and that they would not kill or hurt them. Whereas these foreigners are given arms, they are sent to wage war and to kill. They burn down churches and contaminate the Christian cross.

Several sacred Christian sites of global significance are located in the town of Maaloula 30 km from Damascus. In September 2013 rebel units occupied this settlement. They besieged the Orthodox monastery and destroyed the 4th century Catholic Monastery of Saints Sergius and Bacchus.

We have to ask the rulers of Muslims countries: why are you doing this? We are hurting because these alien people perform their deeds in the name of Islam.

Why did they occupy Maaloula? It’s a place where only civilians lived. There were no armed units or army troops there. Let the Arab countries answer this question – who are they sending to Syria, who are they arming.
RT: What’s the scope of destruction and atrocities in relation to Christians?

EK: Dozens of churches were destroyed all over the country wherever the rebels showed up. The patriarchy keeps track of them – in Homs, Aleppo, Raqqa, and Damascus. They attacked one church in Arbine, 10 km from Damascus, and fire destroyed all of it. I prayed there among its ashes.

Two metropolitans and three Orthodox priests were kidnapped. Two of the priests died. They blinded father Fadi Haddad, an Orthodox priest from Aleppo. In Hama, another priest, father Basilios Nassar took his friend and went to rescue a wounded man, and was shot dead by a sniper.

AFP Photo / Louai BesharaAFP Photo / Louai Beshara

RT: Do you think they treat Orthodox Christians with deliberate, selective cruelty? They did kill the Catholics as well.   

EK: It’s a difficult question. We don’t know what’s on their mind in terms of this issue. Not all of the insurgents are acting this way. There are some decent rebels representing the good Syrians. But those performing such atrocities are mere terrorists who do not recognize any religion. They don’t even recognize Muslims. We don’t know what their objective is. But we see that the very existence of Christians in the East is now jeopardized.

RT: Who has an interest in forcing Christians to flee from the East?

EK: These are terrorist groups that act on behalf of Al Qaeda. And these groups have been mushrooming: there’s Jabhat al–Nusra, there’s the ISIL and others. And they all consist of radical militants who oppose everyone, including Muslims. Anyone who thinks differently must be killed, first and foremost Christians, they say. And new groups keep emerging.

RT: But why would they do this? What is the reason for radicalism and zero tolerance to communities that have co-existed here for centuries?

EK: They have a different understanding of Islam. They are not Syrians. Those who kidnapped our priests are not Syrians.

We know what the Syrian people are like. I’ve lived in Syria for twenty years. Syrians don’t care about your religion. When you visit a Muslim home, the hosts will give you the warmest welcome ever. They are very kind-hearted people, who respect others. Unfortunately some of them are illiterate, they lack education – I’ve met such people. But they don’t hate Christians or Christianity. They may be illiterate, but they are nice people – that’s what Syrians are like.

I can’t really figure out where all these radicals come from. This is so untypical of Syria and just as hard to explain.
These people come from Libya, Saudi Arabia, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tunisia – everywhere.
We are convinced that Syrians are the least aggressive nation in the East and they would never perpetrate such evil acts. We know the Syrian people very well.

The Saidnaya Monastery, a well-known Christian shrine in Syria, is visited by more Christians than Muslims, which proves that Syrians cannot do any harm to Christians. In Saida, I am often invited to visit Muslim families in their homes and I can say they are very friendly.

Syrian Christians attend Christmas Day mass at the Saint George Monastery in Mishtaya, some 50 kms from Homs (AFP Photo / Louai Beshara)Syrian Christians attend Christmas Day mass at the Saint George Monastery in Mishtaya, some 50 kms from Homs (AFP Photo / Louai Beshara)

RT: The West is trying to find explanations for today’s events in the past. Are there indeed any clues in history that would perhaps help to understand what’s happening now? Is this a religious war, or a civil war? Do we still run the risk of the Syrian conflict spilling over to Lebanon?

EK: Our history has been marked by repeated clashes between Christians and Muslims, between various Muslim communities, between the Druse and the Christians. We walked some rough paths in our history – just like Catholics and Orthodox Christians had differences, blaming one another and fighting with one another. We, however, have mostly preferred to wage a war of words.

But what we see today looks like a political plot to start a war under religious slogans. And we can see the groundwork for this already underway.

Some time ago Baalbek, a Shia-dominated town in Lebanon, saw a minor clash between the Shia and the Sunni. Now, everyone talks about the Shia-Sunni tensions these days. Then a skirmish happens – as if to confirm these speculations. This is scary. This looks like part of a plot to drive a wedge between Syria and Lebanon and destroy them both. That’s why we have Jabhat al-Nusra and others on the ground – they even have their agents here in Tyr, in a Palestinian refugee camp.

Those who have come to destroy our nation are using religion as a disguise.

RT: Don’t you think that efforts to stave off the US strike against Syria or the UN decision to destroy Syria’s chemical arsenal has somewhat eased the tensions?

EK: We know it’s a long way to go. There has been too much devastation, too much misunderstanding between various groups. There are so many Sunni and Shia Muslims, Christians, Druse, Alawites who know too little about religion. And so when somebody tells them to view Muslims or Christians as their enemies who have connections with the West, labeling Christians as crusaders, these people take this message as an instruction manual and start maltreating Christians.

We like to say that man is his own ignorant enemy. Whenever someone calls me a crusader, I tell him he should learn more about me and about where I stand. Before you judge me, get to know me better first – that’s my opinion.

RT: Thank you very much, Your Eminence.

EK: We have been bound together throughout history: our church and the Russian church, our nation and the Russian nation. I would like to thank the Russian Church and the Russian government for their role in preserving peace and aiding the weak and the poor in our region. We are very grateful to you. Our people love the Russian people. Some even have portraits of Vladimir Putin in their homes. Patriarch Kirill is in our hearts. We love Russians because we feel how close they are to our people. We feel that they protect us not for their own benefit, but because they feel like doing it and because it’s just so human.

 

 

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Boston Conference on Right of Return — Salman Abu Sitta

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The Right of Return Conference was held at Boston University on April 6 and 7, 2013. The conference featured keynote presentations by Dr. Salman Abu Sitta, Dr. Joseph Massad, Noura Erakat (Badil) and Liat Rosenberg (Zochrot).

Salman Abu Sitta

Keynote speaker :  Salman Abu Sitta

They took my home at gunpoint and I want it back

“Israeli self-defense is a myth”

Salman H. Abu Sitta is a Palestinian researcher who writes about Palestinian refugees and the Palestinian Right of Return. Abu Sitta is a former member of the Palestinian National Council, the founder and President of the Palestine Land Society and is the general coordinator of the Right of Return Congress. He has written over 300 articles and papers on Palestinian refugees and the Right of Return.

Among his published works are:

The Return Journey (2007) in Arabic, English and Hebrew, Atlas of Palestine, 1948 (January 2004), Atlas of Palestine 1917-1966, two editions, Arabic and English, and Nakba 1948: The register of depopulated localities in Palestine (Occasional Return Centre studies) (1998 reprinted 2000).

http://www.nouraerakat.com/1/post/2013/04/right-of-return-conference-at-boston-university-realizing-return-in-practice.html

The Oslo Accords sought to establish two ethno-nationally homogenous states as a remedy to Israel’s settler-colonial regime. Not only did the Plan fail to deal with the root cause of conflict in the region but it also failed to thwart the ongoing forced displacement of Palestinians both within Israel Proper as well as the Occupied Palestinian Territory. In the shadow of the Peace Process, for example, Israel has accelerated its Judaization campaign of East Jerusalem, where it administratively revoked the residency rights of 4,800 Palestinian Jerusalemites in 2008 alone.

Oslo excluded refugees from its consideration all together when it relegated the fate of 6.6 million Palestinian refugees to final status negotiations—which remain elusive. Since then, Israeli officials—like Avi Dichter—have made clear that the return of refugees is a red line in any negotiated solution. In response to a PA official’s mention of refugees in 2011, Dichter declared  “The ‘right of return’ will not be included in the peace process…. Talk about the ‘right of return’ is meaningless. Everyone understands that there will not be a solution that includes ‘return,’ no matter who says what.”

The right to return, however, is not only a political matter. It is a humanitarian one governed by international law and precedent. Those precedents include the return of, restitution to, and compensation of refugees to East Timor, Bosnia, and South Africa. In particular regard to Palestinians, and universal one to all refugees, those laws include:

  • UN Resolution 194 (passed on 11 December 1948 and reaffirmed every year since 1948):?
    “…the [Palestinian] refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or in equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible.”?
  • Article 13 (2) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:?“Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.”
  • Article 5(d)(ii) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination: ?“…State Parties undertake to prohibit and to eliminate racial discrimination on all its forms and to guarantee the right of everyone, without distinction as to race, color, or national or ethnic origin, to equality before the law, notably in the enjoyment of…[t]he right to leave any country, including one’s own, and to return to one’s country.”
  • Article 12 (4) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: ?“No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of the right to enter his own country.”

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Chemical Weapons Expert Opinion on the UN Report on Syria

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While we were fortunate to reach Dr. Foroutan for his insights on the UN Report, I am publishing this information now because he took the trouble of writing it out and sending it to me via an academic colleague who translated his comments in their entirety.

by Sharmine Narwani

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While investigating the UN Report on chemical weapons (CW) use in Ghouta, Syria, we sought a multitude of opinions from experts and others who offered insightful observations. We published our findings in an article entitled: Questions Plague UN Report on Syria.

To learn more about Sarin and other nerve gases used in warfare, you would be hard pressed to find any better hands-on experience than in Iran, a country that suffered directly – and repeatedly – from Iraq’s use of CWs during the 1980-88 war between the two countries.

In Iran itself, there are few as qualified to speak about Sarin and other nerve gases as Dr. Abbas Foroutan, whose 2004 articles were reviewed in Neurology by Col. Jonathan Newmark of the Chemical Casualty Care Division, US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense.

The reviewer refers to Dr. Foroutan’s work as “the only firsthand clinical descriptions of battlefield nerve agent casualties in the world literature” and is viewed as a valuable contribution to the US and NATO understanding of the treatment of casualties in chemical warfare:

“Foroutan’s lessons learned reassure us that a robust medical evacuation system, coupled with timely and appropriate medical care of nerve agent poisoning, will save many more lives on future battlefields.”

Upon our request, Dr. Foroutan reviewed the UN Report on Syria and provided us with some critical insights, addressing the issues of environmental and human sampling conducted by the UN investigators in Ghouta.

Based on his unique experience with casualties of nerve gas, Dr. Foroutan pointed out stark symptom irregularities displayed by Ghouta patients:

1. Sarin gas does not cause inflammation in the eye. We have observed many cases during Iraq’s war against Iran and victims presented with only brief and temporary redness in the eye. Here, 22% of cases still displayed inflammation after 5-7 days.

2. Miosis [constricted pupils] has been observed in 14% of cases while disorientation has been seen in 39% of the cases. This ratio is not logical. It is obligatory that complete raw data charts of the patients be published so that the correlation index between signs and symptoms of this case and other cases be calculated.

3. Regarding the 19% convulsion report: the reports from the victims themselves are not acceptable as they would have been unconscious at the time of convulsion. Unless others report the convulsion in the victim, these reports are otherwise unreliable.

4. The prescription of Atropine: this medicine is the most essential antidote for Sarin exposures and if a large amount of it is taken quickly and intravenously, it will save the patient . Rapid recovery of a severe case with high dose of atropine suggest the patient was exposed to a substance similar to nerve gas[sarin]. Unfortunately the information given is very incomplete and it has not been noted how exactly the patients have reacted to this cure.

5. Mentioning the vital signs like the pulse rate and blood pressure, which because of sarin classically become slow and low and subsequently atropine raises it up, is also an important diagnostic sign which unfortunately has not been recorded in the patients documents. Another important sign is auscultation of “wheezing” in the victims lungs, similar to the noise coming from an asthmatic patient, has not been mentioned. This neglection is abnormal.

6. Activity of an enzyme called “acetylcholinesterase” in the plasma and red blood cells will reduced immensely with nerve gases like sarin; and will reactivate (re-synthesize) after weeks until it becomes normal. Sarin is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor substance. Experts across the world are well informed of the importance of this lab data[reporting enzyme activity]. During the holy defense (Iran Iraq war) we would measure it in the frontline emergency center as a routine diagnostic test. The importance is that in moderate to severe cases, it decreases heavily without exception. Why has this examination not been done?

7. The claim of the identification of sarin molecules a week later in the biological samples needs an exact report of methodology of measurement for other experts of the world because of the high chance of technical error.

8. Regarding the environmental samples: according to the pictures, a lot of the places have been under the sunlight and due to the fact that sarin is very volatile, the claim of sarin detection should be accompanied with more description by the experts.

Overall in my view this report should be received/accepted medically with great caution and should be observed again by a team of international expert clinicians. My intention is not the denial of sarin but at least from the clinical point of view, the evidences of this report are not enough to prove the existence of a nerve gas [sarin] in this incident.

Dr. Foroutan also brought up a very important point about the UN’s assumption of Sarin in its testing, which can lead to false positives. In Appendix 7 of the UN Report, a notable number of the samples tested by two separate labs register different results:

“There is a possibility of a false positive recognition/diagnosis of sarin and by-products caused by natural decomposition and impurities with the primary gas.

An important point is that it seems the team has set up its experiment methods according to the pre-assumption that sarin had been used.

That is why it should be requested that all of the experiment/lab measurements should be published with the details of sample preparation and analysis methods and also even the pictures and files of the curve from the analysis devices.

During the imposed war (Iran Iraq war) a case of poisoning of the Iranian soldiers by Mycotoxins was reported by a credible lab in Belgium. They were definitely found in the urine and plasma samples but later we were informed that it was a false positive. In the UN study after the war it was proven that Iraq had no activity regarding the production of mycotoxins.”

I was informed that the above observations “were discussed in a medical gathering at the Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences led by Professor Abbas Foroutan.”

 

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