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The Situation In Gaza Is So Desperate That Some Are Predicting Another War

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More than 100,000 people are still homeless after Israel’s devastating offensive last summer.

It’s evening, and the neighborhood of Shejaiya is completely dark. Metal rods hang at odd angles off of crumbling skeletons of buildings, and occasionally the pale neon glow of an LED flashlight illuminates a face walking by.

More than 2,000 Gazans were killed during Israel’s Operation Protective Edge last year. The 51-day offensive flattened large swathes of the Gaza Strip and turned much of Shejaiya and other neighborhoods into ash-colored wastelands. More than seven months later, 100,000 people are still homeless.

Gaza still looks almost exactly as it did a week after the shelling ended. Only five percent of the $5.4 billion in aid pledged by international donors at a conference in Cairo last year has been disbursed — meaning aid agencies have had to cut services for destitute Gazans. The lack of funding has replaced access to construction materials as the main obstacle to rebuilding. Oxfam said last month that at the current rate, rebuilding Gaza would take more than a hundred years.

The sheer level of destruction in Gaza is hard to take in. Much of it is rubble. Children, undeterred by their surroundings, play in and around damaged buildings or collect pieces of their former homes to sell to factory owners. The living situation is so bad that many warn another round of fighting is inevitable.

More than 120,000 homes were damaged or destroyed during the summer offensive. Moussa Mohamed Hamdeya’s was one of them.

“When we left, we didn’t take money or clothes or anything,” says Hamdeya, 54. “When we came back we found that everything had been burned. Everything we’re wearing now was given to us by other people.”

Hamdeya and 11 other family members now live in a three-room structure with no windows.

Before the offensive he worked in construction, but the shelling destroyed his warehouse, and his livelihood along with it.

This month, after a funding shortfall of $585 billion, the United Nations’ relief agency had to stop providing rent subsidies to homeless families and cash to those whose homes were partially destroyed, a move that affects about 80,000 people. If the payments do not resume, Hamdeya will be forced to move his family of 12 back into a UN school classroom where they lived until November of last year.

Gaza residents say that in previous offensives the Israeli army targeted militant infrastructure or houses where known fighters lived.

“This time the shelling was random, the damage was random,” says Hajj Abdel Khalil el-Helou, whose house was badly shelled.

At 80, el-Helou lived through the formation of the State of Israel in 1948, attacks by the Israeli army in ’56, and the Six-Day War in ’67. Sometime in the mid-20th century his leg was blown off by an Israeli sniper. He and his wife cannot agree on exactly when. His house was shelled during each of the last three wars — but this time was different, he says.

“This time was a million times worse! This was the worst thing, the worst in my life, the worst in history!”

El-Helou lost about 50 relatives in last summer’s offensive, including a family of 12, all of them killed in one house.

This time Israeli bombs flattened his shop as well. Now he has no money and no way to work.

“I do not think I will rebuild this time,” he says. When asked about what he thinks will happen in the future, he says, “God knows. No one can expect anything anymore. In Gaza there is no life. But our neighbor’s situation is worse than ours, God help them.”

Widespread homelessness is increasing the strain on families who are already struggling.

Hanadi al-Najjar, 30, contracted cancer after exposure to white phosphorus during the 2008-2009 Gaza offensive. Hers is one of hundreds of displaced families now living in Gulf-funded temporary shelters. Sick and homeless, she can no longer take care of her six children. She had to put them in an orphanage.

“We visit them whenever we can afford it,” she says. That’s usually about once or twice a month.

Electricity as a weapon

But even those who are still in their homes are facing extreme difficulties.

Six hours of electricity a day, sometimes less, is not enough to refrigerate food. Unable to store perishables for long, some Gazans are living from one meal to the next.

Gaza’s only power plant was bombed in 2006. It was hit again during last summer’s offensive. It began operating again at reduced capacity but stopped earlier this month because of a tax dispute between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. The rest of Gaza’s electricity comes via cables from Israel and Egypt.

“Electricity is the mother of services,” says Jamal al-Dardasawy, spokesman for the Gaza Electricity Distribution Company. “They hit electricity and all the services stop.”

The main warehouse for materials to maintain the electrical grid was also hit.

“It’s all charcoal, even the cables turned to liquid,” says al-Dardasawy.

Even before the offensive, electricity in Gaza only arrived in eight-hour blocks, each followed by the same amount of time without.

“Israel uses electricity as a weapon,” he says. “The shells fall here and there, and not everyone dies, right? But all people feel the electricity crisis, from the small child to the old man.”

For al-Dardasawy it’s the little indignities that are the most painful; not the bread lines he saw in September, but the sight of an old man waiting for five hours for the electricity to come on so he can take the elevator to get up to his apartment.

Gargling with seawater

Since the summer, many Gazans have struggled to access clean water and adequate sanitation.

Brushing your teeth with the briny stuff that flows from faucets here feels like gargling with seawater. When you drive down the coast, you can smell the 40 thousand cubic meters of untreated sewage gushing into the Mediterranean.

Much of the water infrastructure in the eastern Gaza Strip, near the border with Israel, was completely destroyed in the last offensive.

In Beit Hanoun, where once there were well-appointed houses and green farmland, there is now little but rubble. The US Agency for International Development and Mercy Corps, a US-based development organization, have set up a joint project to distribute fresh water.

Throughout the day residents line up at the pumps with plastic buckets, while schoolchildren stop by to drink from them like water fountains.

Maher al-Najjar, deputy general director of Gaza’s Coastal Municipalities Water Utility, says that during the offensive his department gave the Israelis the coordinates of all water and wastewater facilities, hoping they would be spared during the air assault.

“But it seems they were targeting facilities without any restriction,” he says.

The water authority lost 12 staff members during the war. Under normal circumstances, repairs to the water system should take a year and a half. But al-Najjar says it is now so hard to acquire the materials it could take 20.

Many Gazans buy drinking water from private water tankers who have small desalination plants. Even the desalinated water is not very safe to drink.

The lack of electricity has brought commerce and manufacturing to a standstill.

Many farms were bombed during the war. Ibrahim Samarra, 47, is a farmer from the central Gaza Strip. He used to have 1,500 chickens.

“During the war they starved to death when we fled our homes,” he says. The area was too dangerous for him to come back and feed them.

Hatem Hassouna owned a group of factories in the Eastern Gaza Strip that made construction materials for UN projects. They were shelled during each of the last three offensives. Last summer the IDF used them as a base during the ground offensive. On the day the soldiers left, they razed the factories to the ground.

“There are no fighters in this area. I can think of no reason other than destroying the Gazan economy. One hundred and thirty people worked here,” Hassouna says.

Unemployment in Gaza doubled from around 108,000 in mid-2013 to over 200,000 in mid-2014. Because of the blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt since 2007, the Gazan economy is one of the most unstable in the world. Its unemployment and GDP per capita are comparable to those of Libya, Liberia or Sierra Leone.

The Israeli government says the blockade is necessary “because Hamas continues to declare its goal of killing Israelis” says Mark Regev, a spokesman for the prime minister’s office.

Meanwhile, in Israel, the word “Gaza” was hardly mentioned in the recent electoral campaign.

“In the past eight years there has been a steep drop in the willingness of Israelis to listen to Gazans,” says Sarit Michaeli, spokesperson for B’tselem, an Israeli human rights organization.

“There’s a lot of hatred. Israelis are afraid of tunnels and missiles,” she says. But most of the time, Gaza is out of sight, out of mind.

“Israelis can forget about Gaza as long as they’re not firing missiles.”`

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Zionist Sisi axes Islam heroes from school curriculum

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In ideological battle against Islamist groups, Zionist Sisi removes from national curriculum iconic stories of Saladin and Uqba ibn Nafi, saying that they ‘encourage acts of violence’ like ISIS.

Zionist Sisi announced in recent days its intention to remove iconic stories of Islamic leaders like Saladin from school curriculums, a decision which has sparked controversy across the most populous Arab country.

Zionist Sisi Education Ministry move to cut materials that they say “encourage violence” is part of a larger ideological battle waged by Zionist Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and the country’s senior clerics against the violent brand of Islamic extremism practiced by radical groups like that Islamic State and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Zionist Sisi has led a multi-front war against violent fanaticism using the country’s military, and security infrastructure, with an increased sense of urgency following ISIS’ beheadings of 21 Egyptian Copts.

As part of the landmark decision, the biography of Saladin – the legendary Sunni leader who “liberated” Jerusalem from the Crusaders in 1187 – will not be included on the list of topics to be covered by Egyptian teachers.

The story of, one of the Islamic world’s iconic heroes, has been officially dropped from the curriculum of fifth-grade classes across the country. In addition, the biography of Uqba ibn Nafi, another heroic figure in Muslim tradition, was partially removed from seventh-grade curriculum.

Ibn Nafi began the first Muslim conquest of the Maghreb region of North Africa.

The harsh decision to censor Islamic history rocked Egypt in recent days, especially its Islamist elements.

Zionist Sisi Education Ministry rushed to explain its decision. “The cut backs have two reasons: The first is that some of the material was inciting violence and was first entered into the curriculum during the Muslim Brotherhood’s era, the second is to simply relieve the burden on the student,” said a ministry spokesperson to London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat.

The spokesperson’s statement, however, took a considerably more conciliatory tone than the original Education Ministry announcement which claimed a cleansing of the curriculum.

The education reform attempt angered several leading Egyptian historians and political figures who said the move had not been properly vetted and that removing the material from the curriculum distorted history.

“The decision to stop teaching the stories of Saladin and Uqba ibn Nafi hurts our own history and erases our identity,” said a central member of Al-Nour, a Salafi party which took part in the overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood and received the largest amount of seats in the post-coup parliament.

Unlike the emotionally-charged statements of political Islam advocates, Radhi Saad, a professor of Islamic history at Al-Azhar University, tried to logically explain why the decision was irrational.

“The stories of Saladin and Uqba ibn Nafi contain concrete historical facts that cannot be denied. One liberated Jerusalem and the other conquered Africa. The history of Islam, of the Arabs, and of Egypt wins respect and there is no cause for concern,” he said.

In response to the outrage, Zionist Sisi Education Ministry said that the chapters removed from the story of ibn Nafi do not affect the development of the tale. But by then the storm had taken over Egyptian media, and the anti-Zionist Sisi outlets used it to hammer in their opposition.

 

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Seeds of Destruction: The Diabolical World of Genetic Manipulation

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Seeds of Destruction: The Diabolical World of Genetic Manipulation

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Control the oil, and you control nations. Control the food, and you control the people.* -Henry Kissenger

Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation by F. William Engdahl is a skillfully researched book that focuses on how a small socio-political American elite seeks to establish control over the very basis of human survival: the provision of our daily bread.

This is no ordinary book about the perils of GMO. Engdahl takes the reader inside the corridors of power, into the backrooms of the science labs, behind closed doors in the corporate boardrooms. The author cogently reveals a diabolical world of profit-driven political intrigue, government corruption and coercion, where genetic manipulation and the patenting of life forms are used to gain worldwide control over food production. If the book often reads as a crime story, that should come as no surprise. For that is what it is.

Engdahl’s carefully argued critique goes far beyond the familiar controversies surrounding the practice of genetic modification as a scientific technique. The book is an eye-opener, a must-read for all those committed to the causes of social justice and world peace.

What follows is the Preface to Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation by F. William Engdahl (available through Global Research):

Introduction

We have about 50% of the worlds wealth but only 6.3% of its population. This disparity is particularly great as between ourselves and the peoples of Asia. In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security. To do so,we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and day-dreaming; and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on our immediate national objectives.We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world-benefaction.
-George Kennan, US State Department senior planning official, 1948

This book is about a project undertaken by a small socio-political elite, centered, after the Second World War, not in London, but in Washington. It is the untold story of how this self-anointed elite set out, in Kennans words, to maintain this position of disparity. It is the story of how a tiny few dominated the resources and levers of power in the postwar world.

Its above all a history of the evolution of power in the control of a select few, in which even science was put in the service of that minority. As Kennan recommended in his 1948 internal memorandum, they pursued their policy relentlessly, and without the luxury of altruism and world-benefaction.

Yet, unlike their predecessors within leading circles of the British Empire, this emerging American elite, who proclaimed proudly at wars end the dawn of their American Century, were masterful in their use of the rhetoric of altruism and world-benefaction to advance their goals. Their American Century paraded as a softer empire, a kinder, gentler one in which, under the banner of colonial liberation, freedom, democracy and economic development, those elite circles built a network of power the likes of which the world had not seen since the time of Alexander the Great some three centuries before Christa global empire unified under the military control of a sole superpower, able to decide on a whim, the fate of entire nations.

This book is the sequel to a first volume, A Century ofWar: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order. It traces a second thin red line of power. This one is about the control over the very basis of human survival, our daily provision of bread. The man who served the interests of the postwar American-based elite during the 1970s, and came to symbolize its raw realpolitik, was Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Sometime in the mid-1970s, Kissinger, a life-long practitioner of Balance of Power geopolitics and a man with more than a fair share of conspiracies under his belt, allegedly declared his blueprint for world domination: Control the oil and you control nations. Control the food, and you control the people.

The strategic goal to control global food security had its roots decades earlier, well before the outbreak of war in the late 1930s. It was funded, often with little notice, by select private foundations, which had been created to preserve the wealth and power of a handful of American families.

Originally the families centered their wealth and power in New York and along the East Coast of the United States, from Boston to New York to Philadelphia and Washington D.C. For that reason, popular media accounts often referred to them, sometimes with derision but more often with praise, as the East Coast Establishment.

The center of gravity of American power shifted in the decades following the War. The East Coast Establishment was overshadowed by new centers of power which evolved from Seattle to Southern California on the Pacific Coast, as well as in Houston, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Miami, just as the tentacles of American power spread to Asia and Japan, and south, to the nations of Latin America.

In the several decades before and immediately following World War II, one family came to symbolize the hubris and arrogance of this emerging American Century more than any other. And the vast fortune of that family had been built on the blood of many wars, and on their control of a new black gold, oil.

What was unusual about this family was that early on in the building of their fortune, the patriarchs and advisors they cultivated to safeguard their wealth decided to expand their influence over many very different fields. They sought control not merely over oil, the emerging new energy source for world economic advance. They also expanded their influence over the education of youth, medicine and psychology, foreign policy of the United States, and, significant for our story, over the very science of life itself, biology, and its applications in the world of plants and agriculture.

For the most part, their work passed unnoticed by the larger population, especially in the United States. Few Americans were aware how their lives were being subtly, and sometimes not so subtly, influenced by one or another project financed by the immense wealth of this family.

In the course of researching for this book, a work nominally on the subject of genetically modified organisms or GMO, it soon became clear that the history of GMO was inseparable from the political history of this one very powerful family, the Rockefeller family, and the four brothersDavid,Nelson, Laurance and John D. IIIwho, in the three decades following American victory in World War II, the dawn of the much-heralded American Century, shaped the evolution of power George Kennan referred to in 1948.

In actual fact, the story of GMO is that of the evolution of power in the hands of an elite, determined at all costs to bring the entire world under their sway.

Three decades ago, that power was based around the Rockefeller family. Today, three of the four brothers are long-since deceased, several under peculiar circumstances.However, as was their will, their project of global dominationfull spectrum dominance as the Pentagon later called ithad spread, often through a rhetoric of democracy, and was aided from time to time by the raw military power of that empire when deemed necessary. Their project evolved to the point where one small power group, nominally headquartered in Washington in the early years of the new century, stood determined to control future and present life on this planet to a degree never before dreamed of.

The story of the genetic engineering and patenting of plants and other living organisms cannot be understood without looking at the history of the global spread of American power in the decades following World War II. George Kennan, Henry Luce, Averell Harriman and, above all, the four Rockefeller brothers, created the very concept of multinational agribusiness. They financed the Green Revolution in the agriculture sector of developing countries in order, among other things, to create new markets for petro-chemical fertilizers and petroleum products, as well as to expand dependency on energy products. Their actions are an inseparable part of the story of genetically modified crops today.

By the early years of the new century, it was clear that no more than four giant chemical multinational companies had emerged as global players in the game to control patents on the very basic food products that most people in the world depend on for their daily nutritioncorn, soybeans, rice, wheat, even vegetables and fruits and cottonas well as new strains of disease-resistant poultry, genetically-modified to allegedly resist the deadly H5N1 Bird Flu virus, or even gene altered pigs and cattle. Three of the four private companies had decades-long ties to Pentagon chemical warfare research. The fourth, nominally Swiss, was in reality Anglodominated. As with oil, so was GMO agribusiness very much an Anglo-American global project.

In May 2003, before the dust from the relentless US bombing and destruction of Baghdad had cleared, the President of the United States chose to make GMO a strategic issue, a priority in his postwar US foreign policy. The stubborn resistance of the worlds second largest agricultural producer, the European Union, stood as a formidable barrier to the global success of the GMO Project. As long as Germany, France, Austria, Greece and other countries of the European Union steadfastly refused to permit GMO planting for health and scientific reasons, the rest of the worlds nations would remain skeptical and hesitant. By early 2006, the World Trade Organization (WTO) had forced open the door of the European Union to the mass proliferation of GMO. It appeared that global success was near at hand for the GMO Project.

In the wake of the US and British military occupation of Iraq, Washington proceeded to bring the agriculture of Iraq under the domain of patented genetically-engineered seeds, initially supplied through the generosity of the US State Department and Department of Agriculture.

The first mass experiment with GMO crops, however, took place back in the early 1990s in a country whose elite had long since been corrupted by the Rockefeller family and associated New York banks: Argentina.

Seeds of Destruction

The following pages trace the spread and proliferation of GMO, often through political coercion, governmental pressure, fraud, lies, and even murder. If it reads often like a crime story, that should not be surprising. The crime being perpetrated in the name of agricultural efficiency, environmental friendliness and solving the world hunger problem, carries stakes which are vastly more important to this small elite. Their actions are not solely for money or for profit. After all, these powerful private families decide who controls the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan and even the European Central Bank. Money is in their hands to destroy or create.

Their aim is rather, the ultimate control over future life on this planet, a supremacy earlier dictators and despots only ever dreamt of. Left unchecked, the present group behind the GMO Project is between one and two decades away from total dominance of the planets food capacities. This aspect of the GMO story needs telling. I therefore invite the reader to a careful reading and independent verification or reasoned refutation of what follows.

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Saudi Arabia puppet of US, I$raHell: Houthi leader

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The leader of Yemen’s Houthi fighters has heaped scorn on Zio-Wahhabi for conducting unjust and heinous attacks on Yemeni people, saying the Zionist kingdom is serving as a puppet for the United States and the Zionist regime.

Abdul-Malik al-Houthi made the remarks in a televised address on Thursday in reaction to Zio-Wahhabi “unjustified” deadly attacks targeting Yemeni people in the capital, Sana’a.

Zio-Wahhabi is a puppet at the disposal of superpowers, the Houthi leader said, adding that Riyadh is putting in action the US-Zionist conspiracy in Yemen.

He noted that the US-Zionist plot in Yemen aims to break up the chaotic country and deprive people of security and freedom.

Al-Houthi said the Zio-Wahhabi invasion of Yemen came after their agents, including al-Qaeda terrorists and the ISIL Takfiri terrorists, failed to execute their plots in Yemen.

He said the “criminal” attacks uncovered the “tyrannical” nature of the Zio-Wahhabi regime.

Al-Houthi warned that Zio-Wahhabi would face consequences should it push ahead with its aggression against Yemen, saying, “We will confront the criminal forces and their tools in the country.”

“You think you can kill Yemeni people, but this is because of your stupidity,” he said. “This unjustified aggression shows the hostility and arrogance of this regime. The attacks are reflecting the inhumanity of the aggressor.”

Al-Houthi said the “aggressors” should keep in mind that the Yemeni people are “committed to defending their country and revolution” by relying on God.

On Thursday, Zio-Wahhabi warplanes carried out fresh airstrikes against Yemen, hitting the northern cities of Sa’ada and Ta’izz in the south.

Zio-Wahhabi Airstrikes also targeted arms depots in the Malaheez region in Sa’ada near the border with Saudi Arabia.

Zio-Wahhabi warplanes started bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters and launched attacks against the Sana’a International Airport and the Dulaimi airbase early on Thursday.

Despite Zio-Wahhabi claims that it is attacking Ansarullah positions, Zio-Wahhabi warplanes have flattened a number of homes near the Sana’a airport. Based on early reports, the Zio-Wahhabi airstrikes on Yemen have so far claimed the lives of 18 civilians with more deaths feared, Yemeni sources said.

Zio-Wahhabi invasion of Yemen has drawn condemnation from many countries such as Iran, Russia, Iraq and Syria, as well as the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah.

The blatant invasion of Yemen’s sovereignty by the Saudi government comes against a backdrop of total silence on the part of international bodies, especially the United Nations. The world body has so far failed to show any reaction whatsoever to the violation of the sovereignty of one of its members by Riyadh.

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Zionist John McCain has applauded the offensive launched by Zio-Wahhabi regime

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Senator McCain applauds Saudi-led offensive in Yemen
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And its allies against Yemen, speculating that the “conflict will probably escalate” into a regional war in the Middle East.

Zionist puppet McCain said on Thursday Zio-Wahhabi regime and its allies “did the right thing” by launching the offensive against the country.

The Armed Services chairman added the invasion saved oil exports from the Middle East because if Yemen were to fall, it could choke off oil exports from the region.

Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil exporter. It has the world’s largest proven oil reserves and production capacity.

Oil tankers carry almost four million barrels daily through the Bab el-Mandeb strait, which connects the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea. The strait is 18 miles wide at its narrowest point.

The offensive has raised concerns about the vulnerability of the Bab el-Mandeb strait between Yemen and Djibouti, which has been identified by the US Department of Energy as a potential “chokepoint” in the global oil market.

The tankers carry crude on a daily basis through the Red Sea and Suez Canal to Europe. Oil supplies to the United States take a longer route around the southern tip of Africa.

Analysts, however, say neither side in the Yemen conflict has the kind of weaponry that would pose a serious threat to tankers in the Bab el-Mandeb.

On Thursday, Zio-Wahhabi began launching airstrikes in the country.

Zio-Wahhabi warplanes bombed the positions of the Ansarullah fighters and launched attacks against the Sana’a airport and the Dulaimi airbase.

US President Barack Obama authorized the Pentagon to provide logistical and intelligence support to Zio-Wahhabi airstrikes in Yemen, National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said.

Secretary of State Zionist John Kerry Cohen said on Thursday that his country praises the military action and is backing it through intelligence sharing, targeting assistance and logistical support.

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Yemen Rebels Protest Zio-Wahhabi-led Airstrikes

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Warplanes from Saudi Arabia and its allies continued bombing key military installations in Yemen on Thursday to oust Shi’ite Muslim rebels seeking to overthrow Yemen’s president.

The attacks on the Houthi rebels, which began Wednesday at the urging of internationally backed Yemeni leader Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, have drawn angry reaction from Iran and raised fears across the region.

The airstrikes targeted sites around the main airport in the capital, Sana’a, and damaged homes in the area. Arab media reported airstrikes on Yemeni airbases in the cities of Taiz, Hodeida, Sana’a and Saada, as well.

Several thousand Houthi supporters gathered by midday Thursday at Sana’a’s iconic city gate, Bab al-Yemen, chanting, ‘Death to America, death to Israel, a curse on the Jews and victory to Islam.’ A Houthi commander organized and led the protest.

Iran supports the Houthi rebels, who follow a similar form of Shia Islam. The Islamic Its foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, told Iranian TV that ‘the Saudi-led airstrikes should stop immediately, because it is against Yemen’s sovereignty.’

The Islamic Republic made clear the kingdom’s deployment of a Sunni coalition against Shi’ite enemies would complicate efforts to end a conflict likely to further inflame sectarian animosities in the region. But a senior Iranian official ruled out military intervention.

Death toll

Houthi health officials say at least 18 people were killed and 24 others wounded in the Saudi airstrikes.

A VOA freelancer, Jacfar Kukay, said unconfirmed reports indicate at least three Houthi leaders were among those killed or wounded. Kukay said local media reported Houthi leader Mohamed Ali al-Houthi was injured after his home was hit, but his spokesman denied the report.

A man in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a, who was wearing a firefighter’s uniform, told the Houthis’ al-Maseera TV that Saudi and Arab planes had struck a number of civilian targets, killing women and children. The report had not been independently verified.

Arab League backs campaign

The Arab League pledged full support for the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen. Its head, Nabil al-Arabi, addressed member nations’ foreign ministers meeting in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh.

The airstrike campaign began late Wednesday with the targeting of military installations that the Houthis had seized in their weeks-long push through the country’s southern part. The Houthis have been closing in on the main southern city of Aden.

Jordan, Egypt and Sudan confirmed their forces were taking part in the operation, while Pakistan’s foreign office said it is considering a request from Saudi Arabia to send troops.

The state-run Saudi Press Agency said Morocco had pledged to join as well, while the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya network said Saudi Arabia itself was committing 150,000 troops and 100 warplanes.

Hadi’s location unknown

As bombings continued Thursday, forces loyal to Hadi recaptured Aden’s international airport. He’d fled the presidential complex in Aden on Wednesday as Houthi forces closed in on the city, and his subsequent location was not publicly known.

Saudi Arabia also suspended flights at airports near the country’s southern border with Yemen.

Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi ambassador to the United States, told reporters late Wednesday that the Saudis will do ‘anything necessary’ to protect Yemen’s people and its ‘legitimate government.’

US logistical, intelligence support

The White House said the United States is coordinating with the Saudi-led military coalition and providing ‘logistical and intelligence support,’ but not taking direct military action.

‘We strongly urge the Houthis to halt immediately their destabilizing military actions and return to negotiations as part of the political dialogue,’ National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said in a statement. ‘The international community has spoken clearly through the U.N. Security Council … that the violent takeover of Yemen by an armed faction is unacceptable….’

Yemen has sunk into violence and chaos since a popular uprising ousted longtime strongman President Ali Abdullah Saleh in 2012.

But U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker expressed concern about the administration’s handling of the entire region.

‘The administration is having a degree of difficulty deciding who our friends are and who our enemies are,’ Corker said. ‘And so there is a lot of consternation about where America is in the Middle East, and you are beginning to see a shift of alliances, and it is creating some turmoil there.’

Fellow Republican Senator Jeff Flake refrained from linking Washington-directed policy with the current crisis in Yemen.

‘I don’t think anybody could have predicted what’s gone on the last month,’ Flake said. ‘I haven’t been enamored with the president’s foreign policy, but this one – it’s a tough neighborhood.’

Analyzing situation

Many Yemeni military units have joined the Houthis, raising worries of a civil war.

‘Since the Houthis are supported by Iran, the great fear is Iranian involvement in the region, which most countries in the region are really, really afraid of,’ said Yiftah Shapir, a researcher on Arab militaries with Tel Aviv’s Institute for National Security Studies.

Shapir said Iran did not initiate the conflict in Yemen, which has been going on for decades, but rather was defending its own strategic interests.

‘If you try to look at the world from Iranian eyes, you see a very dangerous world, with Iran’s greatest enemies actually surrounding Iran,’ he said.

However, Arab states see Iran’s activities in Yemen as threatening their interests, Shapir said.

‘The Iranians are taking very good advantage’ of the Yemen confrontation, he said, ‘and by that put themselves in a position that endangers almost everybody in the region, especially Saudi Arabia.’

White the confrontation is frequently attributed to the centuries-old Sunni-Shi’ite rivalry, analysts say there are many other factors.

Nevertheless, they say it adds to Middle East instability, which is being exploited, not only by Iran, but by radical Sunni groups such as al-Qaida and the Islamic State militant group.

Yemen expert Charles Schmitz, who teaches geography at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, told VOA that in the regional geo-strategic rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, ‘the Iranians are very happy that they are causing the Saudis trouble in Yemen.

But he said he doubted Iran would get directly involved in the conflict – ‘at least not at this point.

‘It really comes down to how quickly they come to a negotiated settlement and how far the [Saudi-led] military action is going to go,’ Schmitz said. ‘… A lot of it does depend on what happens to the military balance on the ground.’

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Weinstein: Jews must violently assault “anti-Semites,” organize as mafia

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The disgusting Jewish Hollywood mogul and director, Harvey Weinstein, has openly called for violently assaulting “anti-Semites,” who are simply people who criticize and expose Jewish criminality, subversiveness, and domination of the Western world. The Algemeiner reports:

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday night urged Jews to stand together and act against antisemites, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“We better stand up and kick these guys in the ass,” he said upon accepting the Humanitarian Award at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s National Tribute Dinner at the Beverly Hilton. “We’re gonna have to get as organized as the mafia. We just can’t take it anymore [from] these crazy bastards.”

Weinstein admitted he was moved when he read The Atlantic Monthly‘s April cover story headlined ‘Should the Jews leave Europe? and a piece by New York Times columnist David Brooks about how to combat antisemitism. He said, “It’s like, here we go again,we’re right back where we were [before the Holocaust]. And the lessons of the past are we better stand up and kick these guys in the ass.”

The co-head of The Weinstein Company said he believes it is time for Jews to band together with those Muslims “who are honorable and peaceful.” He noted that while Jews must be understanding of their “Arab brothers and our Islamic brothers, we also have to understand that these crazy bastards [Arab and Islamic extremists] are also killing their own.”

“They’re killing neighbors, they’re killing people from all sorts of different races,” he said. “And, unlike World War II, when we didn’t act right away and we paid the price, we better start acting now. Trust me, I’m the last guy who wants to do anything about it, but I realize if we don’t, we will perish. We can’t allow the bad guys to win.”

The famed producer was among four honorees recognized at the event, where more than a dozen Holocaust survivors were asked to stand as they were applauded by the audience. Weinstein was introduced on stage as “a really nice Jewish boy” by his friend Jeffrey Katzenberg and actor Christoph Waltz. The latter won the best supporting actor Oscar twice for his roles in a Weinstein-produced films including Inglourious Basterds, where he played a Nazi.

Weinstein told the audience at the event, “Too bad movies can’t all be like Inglourious Basterds, where Hitler gets what he deserves.”[…]

Could you imagine if a pro-White activist openly declared that Whites need to “get as organized as the mafia” and “stand up and kick anti-Whites in the ass”?

One thing should be crystal clear to regular readers of this site: the vast majority of Jews, and certainly the organized Jewish community, are entirely disconnected from reality. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people in the West, who receive their information and opinions from the Jewish owned and controlled media and “entertainment” establishment, are entirely disconnected from reality as well.

The Jews are so paranoid, so programmed and controlled by the fake “Holocaust” narrative of WWII, that they will stop at nothing to silence any criticism of their people and ethnostate occupying Palestine (“anti-Semitism”).

Criticizing Jews or Israel, pointing out the obvious fact that Jews dominate and largely control the Western political, financial, media, and cultural establishment, and exposing the various false narratives promoted by Jews and their media (especially the false “Holocaust” story of WWII and the official conspiracy theory explaining the events of 9/11) is akin to “another Holocaust,” i.e., the destruction of the Jewish people, according to the organized Jewish community.

Recent events in Europe, including the “Charlie Hebdo attack” and the alleged “shooting” at a synagogue in Denmark, are in all likelihood staged, media created events designed to hype the threat supposedly faced by Jews around the world and to further justify the persecution of “anti-Semites.”

This is getting serious folks – it’s time for the world to recognize the true nature of the organized Jewish community, and the threat they pose to our cherished concepts of freedom of speech and expression specifically and traditional Western civilization generally.

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SYRIA: IDLIB MORE DISASTER FOR TERRORISTS

 

AS NEW SYRIAN ARMY CAMPAIGN GAINS MOMENTUM; DER’AH SEES U.S.-SUPPORTED CANNIBALS DIE LIKE FLIES

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ميدانيIDLIB:  Don’t let anybody tell you the rats got into Idlib. Totally false propaganda even the BBC wouldn’t publish.  It’s official, the Nusra/Alqaeda and Ahraar Al-Shaam offensive to enter the city of Idlib is a total debacle.  I have been informed that the lieutenant general in charge of Idlib’s defenses saw the terrorist rats leave in a state of anarchy and ordered the Syrian Army to pursue them with an eye to exterminating any remnant rodents, especially the foreigners.  We can confirm more dead terrorist leaders:

Hassan Al-Khaleefa (a/k/a Abu Haydar.  Leader of Ahraar Al-Shaam’s franchise “Umar Al-Faarooq Brigade”, yawn.)

Abu Baraa` Al-Masri (EGYPTIAN TAPEWORM)

Abu-‘Abdullah Al-Najdi (SAUDI PUS-SUCKING HOG)

Yaasser Qutaysh

Muhammad Ismaa’eel

Mustafaa Baakeer

Hassan Khaleefa

Muhammad Habaashu

Wael reports that dead rat numbers are now more than 200.

Sirmeen:  Artillery strikes hit rat fortifications near Sirmeen.  Get ready for the big push.

DER’AH-QUNAYTRA:

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sana.sy-994-620x330BUSRAA AL-SHAAM:  The Nusra/Alqaeda terrorist cannibals received a resupply courtesy of the Jordanian Air Force. The traitorous Ayraab Jordanteezians actually were seen unloading heavy weapons from American Chinook helicopters right in the full view of locals who reported the event to Syrian authorities.  We are now at war with Jordan and Jordan is a violator of international law by aiding a terrorist group specifically designated as such by the United Nations. It didn’t do much to help their effort to storm the town of Busraa Al-Shaam.  Here are some of the names of the dead rodents as announced by the terrorists themselves on their websites:

Waleed Al-Basheer (cousin of FSA-South commander, ‘Abdul-Ilaah Al-Basheer Al-Nu’aymi)

Ahmad Al-Basheer (another cousin to the laureled wino ‘Abdul-Ilaah Al-Basheer Al-Nu’aymi)

Ahmad Al-Miqdaad

Muhammad Al-Miqdaad

Usaamaa Baqdaliyya

Nassr Al-Hareeri

Ahmad Al-Waadi

Saaber Al-Basaati

Muhammad Yusuf Al-‘Ammaar

Muhammad Al-Yaadoodi

Anas Al-‘Ataraat

Farhaan Al-Naassir

Ahmad ‘Eed Abu-Hawraan

Yaassir ‘Ubayd

‘Ali Qalloosh

Khaalid Al-Sha’baan

‘Abdullah Kan’aan

Ahmad Fawzaat

Moosaa Al-Zabadaani

All told, the Alqaeda organization lost 76 total yesterday and today in fighting with the SAA and its allies.

Al-Tayha:  2 vehicles were destroyed carrying weapons and ammunition.  6 dead rats counted:

Bilaal Shattoor

Abu-Jihaad Al-Tunisis (TUNISIAN HYENA CANKER)   

Mahmoud Ishtabraqi

Muhammad Jallool

Radhwaan Al-‘Azeez

The 6th was not identified and is believed to be a foreigner.

Kafr Naasij: More fighting with weapons and ammo seized for distribution to the patriotic Syrian militias.  THANK YOU JORDAN, ZIONIST KHAZAR STATE, SAUDI ARABIA FOR THE WONDERFUL CONTRIBUTIONS.

Fighting reported here also:  Umm Al-‘Awsaj, Jaydoor Hawraan (SAA artillery bombards hills), Tal ‘Antar, Tal Al-Haarra.

 

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India’s Maltreatment with Minorities Continues

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By Sajjad Shaukat

In the recent past, frequent incidents of gang rape, specially the rape of elderly Nun shows the

ugly face of India. The hate campaign unleashed by the fundamentalist forces is keeping the

minority wholly preoccupied with defending their basic human rights and cultural identity.

Hindu fanatics are tightening the noose around the minorities in India, as maltreatment with them

continues unabated.

In fact, organized incidents of crimes against the Christian minority including Muslim and

phenomenal rise in Hindu fanaticism is state sponsored policy of India, under BJP which uses

Indian intelligence agencies, RAW and other similar outfits for the proliferation and achievement

of the same.

In this regard, spate of violence and terrorism in Pakistan against Christians is unleashed by India

to divert the attention of international community. In this respect, recent suicide attacks on

churches in Lahore might be cited as an instance.

However, India has broken all the records of violence, genocide and massacre perpetrated on

various ethnic and religious groups entailing the community of its own lower castes. As part of

persecution of minorities, these atrocities and injustices still continue in one way or the other.

Although apparently, India claims to be the largest democracy, acting upon the principles of

liberalism and secularism, yet in practice, all political, economic and social fields of the country

are divided on the caste lines.

In this context, Tim Sullivan of the Associated Press wrote, “There’s a lot of lip service to saying

‘I’m an Indian first, and ‘I’ do not believe in caste,” said D’Souza, a prominent campaigner for

Dalits, as India’s “untouchables” at the very bottom of the caste system are now known.”

Sullivan elaborated, “When it comes to sharing power, to interaction and to sharing social status,

low-caste Indians are very much marginalized.”

It is notable that historical background and religious beliefs which have formed the habits and

national character of Hindus are quite different from the other ethnic and religious communities.

Indians still have a strong belief in the superiority of their race. Indian Hindus are followers of

Chanakya (Say some thing else and do some thing else). These facts have been verified by the

misdeeds of Hindu fundamentalist parties like the BJP, RSS, VHP, Shiv Sina and Bajrang Dal

which have missed no opportunity to communalize national politics of India.

It is surprising that theoretically, Indian Constitution safeguards the rights of minorities, but in

practice, ideology of Hindutva (Hindu nationalism) prevails. Hindu majority led by the BJP has

shown complete disregard to it, and commit excesses and cruelties against Muslims, Sikhs,

Christians and Dalits with impunity.

Hindu politics and culture, dominated by the fundamentalist parties such as BJP, VHP, Shiv Sena

and RSS including other extremist outfits have been propagating Hindutva. Provocative

utterances of their extremist leaders have resulted into unending violence especially against the

Muslims and Christians.

It is mentionable that Hinduvta agenda enabled BJP hardliner, Narendra Modi to get a land

sliding triumph in the Indian elections 2014, who has become the prime minister. In this respect,

RSS driven anti-Muslim move of the BJP including other Hindu fanatic parties could be judged

from various recent developments. On May 28, 2014, Rashtriya Hindu Andolan, a Mangalore-

based Hindutva outfit and activists from various right wing groups organized a protest in

Mangalore in front of the office of Deputy Commissioner by demanding the authorities to ban

the morning Muslim call to prayer (Azan) across the country. Besides forcing the Muslim

employee in a Parliament Canteen by BJP leader to break his fast by stuffing piece of bread in

his mouth, statement of Deputy Chief of Goa, declaring India as a Hindu state might be cited as

It is noteworthy that in 1992, a large crowd of Hindu Karsevaks (volunteers) in accordance with

a preplanned scheme of the Indian high officials entirely demolished the 16th-century Babri

Masjid (mosque) to reclaim the land known as RAM Janmabhoomi–birthplace of the god. The

destruction of the Babri Masjid sparked Muslim outrage around the country, provoking several

months of inter-communal rioting between Hindu and Muslim communities, causing the death of

at least 2,000 people, majority of whom were Muslims.

On September 13, 2008, the communal riots in Uttar Pradesh killed more than 200 Muslims. In

one of the most tragic incidents in Assam, Hindu extremists burnt alive six members of a Muslim

Similarly, in the recent years, assaults on Christians, their churches and property have been

executed by the Hindu mobs in various cities of India. In this connection, at least 100 Christians

have been assassinated by Hindu extremists, mostly in the state of Orissa.

It is of particular attention that on November 7, 2011, leader of the VHP, Pravin Togadia, in his

furious speech questioned the past of Muslims and Christians, and further gave a call to Hindus

to capture the Islamic holy places in Arab and Vatican of Europe.

It is worth-mentioning that forced conversions of other religious minorities into Hindus also

continue. In this regard, Bajrang Dal, an offshoot of the RSS, converted at least 57 Muslim

families (200 people) into Hindus at a ‘Purkhon Ki Ghar Vapsi’ (Coming home of the ancestors)

ceremony in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

Previously, in early September 2014, Christians were also forcefully converted to Hindus which

created unrest among Christian clergy. Four months ago, a similar event in Aligarh saw Christian

families converting to Hinduism. BJP is trying to portray the event as wishful conversions;

however, since installment of BJP government in the center, RSS and its offshoots have

accelerated their efforts for minorities’ conversion into Hindus.

As regards maltreatment with the minorities in India, Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

Testimony by Human Rights Watch presented before US Senate Committee on atrocious attitude

of Hindu majority has highlighted the plight of minorities in India. The report was presented

before Indian general elections 2014.

But, it is strange that US government denied visa to Modi on the basis of his involvement in

Gujrat pogrom, however, after his election as Indian prime minister, the stance of American

government changed to his favour. And, more than 2500 Muslims were massacred in 2002 in the

BJP-ruled Indian state of Gujarat. Regarding that massive genocide, both Human Rights Watch

in 2002 and Amnesty International in 2003 charged the “Gujarat state administration” for

involvement in “a massive cover-up of the state’s role in that massacre” and pointed out

numerous police officials—specifically ministers, high officials and leaders of the VHP, BJP and

Bajrang Dal as participants.”

While, Narendra Modi, the then Chief Minister of Gujrat and mastermind of the Muslim

massacre, has reportedly, destroyed all the documents related to the 2002 genocide of the

Muslims. Keeping his past record, it can be forecasted easily that minorities in India will face

further persecution and barbarity at the hands of Hindu extremists as Modi is in power saddles.

Nevertheless, some of the fanatic Hindu groups are not in favour of a separate and distinct

culture for minorities. A Hindu fundamentalist namely Prof Balraj Madhok had suggested that

the minorities must adopt Indian (Hindu) names.

Now, schools and other educational institutions are being systematically Hinduized. References

to Hindu gods and goddesses abound in the text books. Books, prescribed by the Education

Boards contain lessons giving false stories of Muslim atrocities on Hindu women.

Undoubtedly, Hindu fundamentalism is increasingly widening its influence everywhere and has

already established for itself a firm base in every sector of the Indian society including

bureaucracy, media, educational institutions, and the like. The hate campaign unleashed by the

fundamentalist forces is keeping the minority wholly preoccupied with defending their basic

human rights and cultural identity.

It is the right hour that the West and particular the US must abandon its double standard by

taking appropriate steps against maltreatment with the minorities in India. Otherwise, Hindu

extremists may cause World War 111 or clash of civilizations in wake of global war against

terrorism.

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I$raHell Zio-Wahhabi Led-Airstrike Kill and Injured 65 People in Sanaa

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Saudi Led-Airstrike Kill and Injured 65 People in Sanaa
Zio-Wahhabi Led-Airstrike Kill and Injured 65 People in Sanaa
Twenty-five citizens were reported killed and another 40 injured in the capital Sana’a on Thursday following Zio-Wahhabi-led airstrikes early morning.

The air raid involving over a hundred fighter jets, with strikes reported in the governorates of Saada, Sanaa and Lahj. Led by Zio-Wahhabi, a coalition of ten countries are said to be involved in the aggression.

Mohammad Al-Qubati, head of the Monitoring Department in the Ministry of Health, confirmed that 25 had died and 40 were injured.

At residential neighborhood in the capital located near Sana’a International Airport Locals says that two families, a total of six to eight people, were killed and their corpses taken away in the middle of the night.

Eight houses were also destroyed, and more bodies were feared to be hidden beneath the rubble.

Zio-Wahhabi Led-Airstrike Kill 12 People in a Building. “There were 12 people inside building, now we have uncovered 6 bodies. The rest are still under the rubble.” Mohamad an eye witness in the scene told AFP.

Ahmed Nasr, another Witness at the scene saying “Since the morning there had been no rescue team and the corpses are still under the rubble.”

The Presidential Palace and parts of former Zio-Wahhabi dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh’s residence were also targeted in the attacks. Al-Anad Airbase in Southern Lahj governorate was damaged in air strikes there, while the house of Houthi leader Abdulmalik Al-Houthi was said to be targeted in northern Sa’ada governorate.

According to statements of Zio-Wahhabi Ministry of Defense, all Persian Gulf member states except Oman has participated in the aggresion. A fleet of 150 Saudi war planes were supported by Arab America: 30 Emirati jets, 15 from both Kuwait and Bahrain, ten from Qatar, six from Jordan and IsraHell, Morocco, and another three from Sudan bombarded Yemen.

The ministry added that Egypt, Pakistan and Jordan were willing to provide troops for a possible ground offensive, and that the United States was providing intelligence and logistical support.

Today Thousands Rally Against Zio-Wahhabi Led-Airstrikes at Sanaa.

The attacks started at midnight Wednesday and lasted until around 5 a.m. Thursday morning.

A source close to Yemen Ansarullah told IRNA around 30 foreign war planes flew over Yemen on Thursday noon of which two have crashed.

Houthis, like many other Yemenis, despise Zio-Wahhabi regime and their Wahhabism. It is mostly therefore that they are accused of being allied with Iran. While there are certainly some sympathies between Iran and the Houthi groups there is no evidence of outright support. This is big reason for Zio-Wahhabi-led aggression to Yemen.

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