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Saudi Zio-Wahhabi Asks Militants to Assassinate Pakistani Officials

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Saudi Zio-Wahhabi regime has sent a secret letter to leader of the Hezb-e Islami political party Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to assassinate Pakistani officials, an Arab media report said.

Saudi Arabia Asks Militants to Assassinate Pakistani Officials
The Arabic-language Alwaie News said Riyadh has demanded Hekmatyar to stage terror attacks on the lives of senior Islamabad officials after they refrained from joining the Zio-Wahhabi-led coalition in the war on Yemen two months ago.

“The Saudi kingdom has demanded the leader of Afghanistan’s Hezb-e Islami to stage the terror operations in Pakistan to take revenge from Islamabad for its defiance,” the website wrote.

The report said Saudi Zio-Wahhabi regime has demanded Hekmatyar to stage a series of terror operations on the lives of Pakistani leaders, figures and tribes, but declined to reveal any further details.

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is the founder and active leader of the Hezb-e Islami political party, and a designated “global terrorist” by the United States. After escaping from prison in Afghanistan in 1973, he moved to Pakistan.

Hekmatyar voiced his full support for the Saudi Zio-Wahhabi aggression against Yemen since the airstrikes started over 80 days ago. He has also declared his readiness to join the coalition with his troops.

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You Can go to prison for discussing the Holocaust but Animal Sex a Commercial Hit

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Bestiality brothels are ‘spreading through Germany’ warns campaigner as abusers turn to sex with animals as ‘lifestyle choice’

  • Animal welfare officer Madeleine Martin problem of ‘erotic zoos’ is growing
  • She tells of farmer whose once friendly sheep began refusing human contact
  • So when he put CCTV in his barn he watched men file in and abuse his herd

By Matt Blake

Bestiality brothels are spreading through Germany faster than ever thanks to a law that makes animal porn illegal but sex with animals legal, a livestock protection officer has warned.

Madeleine Martin told the Frankfurter Rundschau that current laws were not protecting animals from predatory zoophiles who are increasingly able to turn to bestiality as a ‘lifestyle choice’.

She highlighted one case where a farmer in the Gross-Gerau region of southwest Germany, noticed his once friendly flock of sheep were beginning to shy away from human contact.

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Shock discovery: Ms Martin told of one case where a farmer rigged a CCTV camera in the rafters of his barn after finding his normally friendly sheep refusing human contact, to discover multiple men sneaking in in the dead of night to sexually abuse his beloved livestock

So he rigged a CCTV camera in the rafters of his barn to discover multiple men sneaking in during the night to sexually abuse his beloved livestock.

‘There are now animal brothels in Germany,’ Martin told the paper, adding that people were playing down the issue by by describing it as a ‘lifestyle choice’.

Armed with a host of similar case studies, Ms Martin is now calling for the government to categorically ban bestiality across the country.

Defenceless: There are even 'erotic zoos' which people can visit to abuse animals ranging from llamas to goats

Defenceless: There are even ‘erotic zoos’ which people can visit to abuse animals ranging from llamas to goats

Last November German authorities said they were planning to reinstate an old law forbidding sex with animals after a sharp rise in incidents of bestiality along with websites promoting it.

Parliament began debating changes to the national Animal Protection Code with the agricultural committee of the Bundestag pledging fines of up to £20,000 for a first offence.

Bestiality dropped off the statute books as a crime in 1969 but in recent years the number of people believed to be participating in such acts has increased significantly.

There are even ‘erotic zoos’ which people can visit to abuse animals ranging from llamas to goats.

Hans-Michael Goldmann, chairman of the agriculture committee, said the government aimed to forbid using an animal ‘for individual sexual acts and to outlaw people ‘pimping’ creatures to others for sexual use.’

German ‘zoophile’ group ZETA has announced it will mount a legal challenge should a ban on bestiality become law.

‘Mere concepts of morality have no business being law,’ said ZETA chairman Michael Kiok.

When the 1969 law banning sex with animals was banned the Animal Protection Law was introduced, but it failed to include a specific ban on zoophilia.

The terms bestiality and zoophilia are the formal names for having sex with animals for pleasure.

 

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Zionist Things Continue to Fall Apart

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Posted by Jonas E. Alexis

Things are getting so bad for the Zionist regime in Europe that they have chosen Tony Blair—yes, Tony Blair!—as one of their representatives to fight “anti-Semitism.”

"Here is the sister & grandfather of Ismail Bakr who was playing soccer on the beach when the Israeli navy killed him." Credit: Mondoweiss.

…by Jonas E. Alexis

The Zionist regime continues to get hit pretty hard. Last April, the BBC reported that Israel is probably on the brink of losing “its American firewall at the United Nations in New York…” We read:

“Protecting Israel from critical resolutions at the Security Council has long been a central pillar of US Middle East policy. But so rapid has been the deterioration of relations between the Obama administration and Netanyahu government that America’s protective shield is now up for discussion at the White House, as part of a broader review of US relations with Israel.

“Rarely have the grievances between two such close allies been given such a public airing, or chronicled in such vivid and profane detail.

“Obama and his aides have made no secret of their anger at Benjamin Netanyahu for accepting an invitation from the Republican leadership to address a joint session of Congress in the midst of his re-election campaign, and then using that pulpit to denounce the potential nuclear deal between Washington and Tehran.

“Netanyahu’s voiced opposition to Palestinian statehood in the final days of the Israel election campaign injected more poison into relations.”[1]

Just two days ago, Benjamin Weinthal has lamented in the New York Post that Europe has declared an “economic war on Israel.”[2] A few hours ago, the Financial Times has come out with an article entitled, “Israel: A New Kind of War.”[3]

Listen very carefully to this recent and lively talk by Irish lawmaker Richard Boyd Barrett in the Irish Parliament:

More recently, England’s Former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks “admitted a belief that the BDS movement had succeeded in making the State of Israel a ‘divisive factor’ in Jewish life and claimed that, as a result, supporting Israel was ‘almost impossible’ for European Jews.”[4]

The BDS movement has indeed reached a critical mass in Europe, and even “Britain’s student union votes to boycott Israel.”[5] In response, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson said,

“Instead of expressing hatred, British students would benefit from studying history and understanding that the distance between conveying hate language and prejudice to committing despicable crimes is not that great.”[6]

Well, maybe those students have picked up Israeli historian Ilan Pappe’s The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine and realized that the Israeli regime has indeed committed mass murder. Maybe they have read what Israeli and Zionist historian Benny Morris has said. Morris declared unapologetically:

“A Jewish state would not have come into being without the uprooting of 700,000 Palestinians. Therefore it was necessary to uproot them. There was no choice but to expel that population. It was necessary to cleanse the hinterland and cleanse the border areas and cleanse the main roads. It was necessary to cleanse the villages from which our convoys and our settlements were fired on.”[7]

Maybe those students have read what happened to the civilian populations in Gaza last year.[8] Maybe they saw what happened to the four innocent boys who were killed on a beach by an Israeli bomb while playing soccer.[9] (I could have been one of those boys.) Maybe they saw that the New York Times “helps Israel whitewash the killings” of those boys.

Certainly the Israeli minister is not that stupid or blind.


Benny Morris at his home

Benny Morris at his home

Things are getting so bad for the Zionist regime in Europe that they have chosen Tony Blair—yes, Tony Blair!—as one of their representatives to fight “anti-Semitism.” Blair is also working hard to make “Holocaust denial a criminal offense.”[10] Sheldon Adelson, for his turn, is planning to “host secret anti-BDS summit for Jewish donors.”[11]

In response to the BDS movement, Sacks proposed that “Jews have been faced with a choice: live in Europe and criticize Israel or be silent, or leave Europe.” Alternatively, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, arguably America’s poster boy, said, “What he [Sacks] shockingly neglected to mention is the obvious third option: to stay in Europe, embrace Israel, and fight for the Jewish State.”[12]

The moral of the story here is that much of the world cannot stand Zionism any longer precisely because Zionism does not abide by the moral and political law and order. Zionists set one standard for others and a completely different one for themselves. Here is a classic example.

In 2010, Joe Lieberman “pushed for strict anti-leak legislation and who said that the individuals responsible for WikiLeaks ‘are going to have blood on their hands.’ WikiLeaks was ‘not only an attack on our national security, but an offense against our democracy and the principle of transparency.’”

Yet a few days ago, Lieberman, along with Tony Blair and the owner of The Atlantic, asked a judge to go easy on David Petraeus. Keep in mind that Petraeus admitted to secretly giving classified information to Paula Broadwell, his mistress.[13] How did Lieberman wiggle out of this inherent double standard?

Well, Lieberman said Petraeus is an “extraordinary human being” who ended up making “mistakes and [yielding] to public temptation”![14] Perhaps Paul Krugman was right in 2009: “By all means, hang Senator Joe Lieberman in effigy.”[15]

As Marcy Wheeler of Salon puts it, the law simply “does not apply to people like David Petraeus.”[16] Wheeler writes,

“Not only does the national security elite believe members of their club should face different standards of justice, but they also believe our recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been successes.”[17]

For Lieberman, Petraeus made a mistake, and the entire world needs to forgive him. Further, he ought not to face jail time. But Assange and Edward Snowden do not deserve to be forgiven. They are traitors and ought to be hanged. One certainly needn’t be an intellectual to realize that this is just crazy.

But that craziness is foundational to the Zionist matrix. Lindsey Graham, like other Zionist puppets,

“wrote in on Petraeus’s behalf, though he regularly blasts the Obama administration for national security leaks, but argued that his ‘friend’ Petraeus should not see jail time. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who has called Edward Snowden’s actions ‘treason,’ wrote that she believes Petraeus ‘recognizes the error of his actions as well as the importance of protecting classified information.’”[18]

What the Zionists end up saying indirectly here is that Petraeus was working for the Dreadful Few throughout much of his political career. When Petraeus declared that the Iraq war was a good surge, neoconservative shills like Thomas Sowell and Victor Davis Hansen had a sigh of relief.[19] But that relief was short-lived precisely because Petraeus’ predicament turned out to be another lie.

UNSPECIFIED - JULY 13, 2011:  In this handout image provided by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), former Commander of International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan; CIA Director Gen. Davis Petraeus (L) shakes hands with biographer Paula Broadwell, co-author of "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus" on July 13, 2011. CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus resigned from his post on November 9, 2012, citing an extra-marital affair with Paula Broadwell. The FBI began an investigation after it was tipped off by Jill Kelley, a long-time friend of the Petraeus family, who received threatening emails from Broadwell.  (Photo by ISAF via Getty Images)

UNSPECIFIED – JULY 13, 2011: In this handout image provided by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), former Commander of International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan; CIA Director Gen. Davis Petraeus (L) shakes hands with biographer Paula Broadwell, co-author of “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus” on July 13, 2011. CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus resigned from his post on November 9, 2012, citing an extra-marital affair with Paula Broadwell. The FBI began an investigation after it was tipped off by Jill Kelley, a long-time friend of the Petraeus family, who received threatening emails from Broadwell.

Now, fast forward to 2015, things got even worse for our young and impressionable people in the military.

“New government research shows that female military veterans commit suicide at nearly six times the rate of other women, a startling finding that experts say poses disturbing questions about the backgrounds and experiences of women who serve in the armed forces.

“Their suicide rate is so high that it approaches that of male veterans, a finding that surprised researchers because men generally are far more likely than women to commit suicide.

“Though suicide has become a major issue for the military over the last decade, most research by the Pentagon and the Veterans Affairs Department has focused on men, who account for more than 90% of the nation’s 22 million former troops. Little has been known about female veteran suicide.

“The rates are highest among young veterans, the VA found in new research compiling 11 years of data. For women ages 18 to 29, veterans kill themselves at nearly 12 times the rate of nonveterans.

“In every other age group, including women who served as far back as the 1950s, the veteran rates are between four and eight times higher, indicating that the causes extend far beyond the psychological effects of the recent wars.

“The data include all 173,969 adult suicides — men and women, veterans and nonveterans — in 23 states between 2000 and 2010.”[20]

The people who ended up paying the price are not the Dreadful Few. “Military children,” the LA Times tells us, are “more likely to have a history of suicide attempts.”[21]

[1] Nick Bryant, “US raises prospect of Israel UN isolation,” BBC, April 1, 2015.

[2] Benjamin Weinthal, Europe’s Economic War on Israel,” NY Post, June 11, 2015.

[3] John Reed, “Israel: A New Kind of War,” Financial Times, June 12, 2015.

[4] Shmuley Boteach, “Legendary Rabbi of England Calls for Jewish Surrender in Europe,” Observer, June 6, 2015.

[5] Tamar Pileggi, “Britain’s student union votes to boycott Israel,” Times of Israel, June 2, 2015.

[6] Ibid.

[7] Ari Shavit, “An Interview with Benny Morris,” Counter Punch, January 16, 2004.

[8] See for example Norman Finkelstein, Method and Madness: The Hidden Story of Israel’s Assault on Gaza (New York: OR Books, 2014).

[9] For recent development, see for example Peter Beaumont, “Israel exonerates itself over Gaza beach killings of four children last year,” Guardian, June 11, 2015.

[10] “Tony Blair takes on anti-extremism and anti-Semitism role,” BBC, June 4, 2015.

[11] Nathan Guttman, “Sheldon Adelson to Host Secret Anti-BDS Summit for Jewish Donors,” Forward, June 1, 2015.

[12] Boteach, “Legendary Rabbi of England Calls for Jewish Surrender in Europe,” Observer, June 6, 2015.

[13] See for example Kate Brannen, “Petraeus Lied to FBI,” Foreign Policy, March 3, 2015.

[14] Quoted in Cora Currier, “Leack Critics Ask Judge Not to Send Patraeus to Jail for Unauthorized Disclosures,” The Intercept, June 8, 2015.

[15] Paul Krugman, “Pass the Bill,” NY Times, December 17, 2009.

[16] Marcy Wheeler, “Why the law doesn’t apply to people like David Petraeus,” Salon, June 12, 2015.

[17] Ibid.

[18] Currier, “Leack Critics Ask Judge Not to Send Patraeus to Jail for Unauthorized Disclosures,” The Intercept, June 8, 2015.

[19] Thomas Sowell, Intellectuals and Society (New York: Basic Books, 2009), 270-271; Victor Davis Hanson, The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost—From Ancient Greece to Iraq (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2013), 191.

[20] Alan Zarembo, “Suicide rate of female military veterans is called ‘staggering,’” LA Times, June 8, 2015.

[21] Alan Zarembo, “Military children more likely to have a history of suicide attempts,” LA Times, March 19, 2015.

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Activists stop Zionist-Palestinian conference in East Jerusalem

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A group of activists on Friday stopped a conference in occupied East Jerusalem from going ahead that they accused of contributing to the normalization of the Zio-Nazi occupation.

The conference had been organized by the “Creativity for Peace” group and was set to take place in the Legacy Hotel.

However, the hotel reportedly cancelled the event after they were contacted by the activists.

The hotel management had apparently been unaware of the conference, believing instead that a tourism company had booked the hall.

Creativity for Peace is a non-profit organization that works with young Zionist and Palestinian women on “collaborative leadership and peacemaking,” according to the organization’s website.

Some activists allege that organizations aiming to facilitate dialogue and understanding between Jewish Zionist and Palestinians without addressing political realities “normalize” the Nazi occupation.

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Nazi argues that partnership and dialogue groups often ignore the stark inequalities between Jewish Zionist and Palestinians living under Nazi occupation.

They claim that this approach normalizes the Nazi occupation by promoting co-existence at the expense of acknowledging the right of Palestinians to resist oppressive policies of the Nazi regime.

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Saudi Zio-Wahhabi regime Human Rights Campaign

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By Daniel McAdams 

When thinking about the protection of human rights, Saudi Arabia doesn’t immediately come to mind. After all, this year the Saudis are on course to break their own record of 87 decapitations in 2014. It is only June and the Saudi leaders have already chopped off their 84th head. Religious apostasy is a leading offense resulting in decapitation and last year half of all such killings were carried out for non-lethal offenses. According to a news report last year, bringing Christian bibles into the country is considered a capital offense.

In addition, it is illegal to build a Christian church in Saudi Arabia.

That is why it seems so strange that Saudi Arabia last week hosted an international conference “on combating religious discrimination” backed by the United Nations and attended by the president of the UN Human Rights Council. Saudi Arabia, considered one of the planet’s worst human rights abusers, is a member of the UN Human Rights Council and will take over as chair of the Council next year.

Saudi Arabia’s unique view of human rights extends beyond its borders as well. For the past three months Saudi Arabia has been bombing neighboring Yemen in retaliation for the overthrow of the Saudi-favored Yemeni leader. Yemen did not attack or commit aggression against Saudi Arabia, but thus far Saudi bombs have killed thousands of innocent Yemeni citizens. Just this week one raid killed more than 40 civilians, including women and children.

In Syria, Saudi Arabia has likely spent billions financing terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda’s Syrian franchise, Jabhat al-Nusra — and even ISIS.

How ironic that a US government that seems to go out of its way to see the splinter in the eye of other nations seems to consistently turn a blind eye to the log in the eye of the Saudi royals (and in our own too, it must be said).

Of course this is not to say that the United States should attack or even sanction Saudi Arabia. But should we promise to defendthem? Just last month President Obama pledged that he would use the US military to defend Saudi Arabia and the other US “allies” in the Gulf.

Said the president:

The United States will stand by our GCC partners against external attack and will deepen and extend the cooperation that we have when it comes to the many challenges that exist in the region.

It is all about shared values and human rights.

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7 of the most famous Jews in porn

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By: TUT

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TIMES OF ISRAEL – “Jenna Jameson, said to be converting.

As it it turns out, Jameson will be in great company — several other members of the tribe are (or have been) major stars in the adult film industry. In honor of Jameson’s high-profile conversion, we give you seven of the most famous Jews in porn.”

This week the news surfaced that “Queen of Porn” Jenna Jameson is converting to Judaism. Jameson, who has been married twice before, is engaged to Israeli Lior Bitton (who works in L.A.’s diamond business and has been charged with stealing merchandise from his stores).

Jameson’s Instagram page is filled with photos of challah and other kosher dishes she’s been cooking up; she’s even dropping Hebrew words on Twitter.

As it it turns out, Jameson will be in great company — several other members of the tribe are (or have been) major stars in the adult film industry. In honor of Jameson’s high-profile conversion, we give you seven of the most famous Jews in porn.

You might not want to Google them in an office or other public place.

Ron Jeremy

Real name: Ronald Jeremy Hyatt
Jeremy is arguably the most famous porn star of all time. Born into a middle-class Jewish family in Queens, Jeremy went on to star in well over 2,000 adult films. He’s also been featured in almost every realm of popular culture since the 1980s — through small parts in films such as “Ghostbusters” and music videos for bands like Sublime and Guns N’ Roses — even if he now looks more like your goofy Jewish uncle than a porn legend.

James Deen

Real name: Bryan Matthew Sevilla
Deen is the most famous Jew — and one of the most famous people, period — working in the adult film world today. His unassuming “nice guy” demeanor has even won him female fans outside of the industry. He has also been very open about his Jewish upbringing (among other things, the public now knows he lost his virginity at a Jewish summer camp).

Nina Hartley
Real name: Mary Louise Hartman
Hartley, now 56, is a bona fide porn legend, having starred in over 1,000 adult films and directed 18. After winning eight Adult Video News Awards throughout her career, she’s now a sex educator and speaker.

Joanna Angel
Real name: Joanna Mostov

Joanna Angel is believed to be the first porn star to enter the industry after living in an Orthodox home. After working at a kosher restaurant in Teaneck, New Jersey, and attending Rutgers University, she founded her own porn website and became one of the leaders of so-called “alt-porn” movement.

Michael Lucas
Real name: Andrei Treivas
Lucas — who was born in Russia and has lived in New York and Israel — has been one of the more successful Jews in the industry, as both a gay pornographic actor and an entrepreneur. His company Lucas Entertainment is the biggest gay adult film company in New York and has made some of the most expensive gay pornos of all time. He is fiercely pro-Israel and pro-gay rights, and in 2009 his film Men of Israel was the first adult movie to feature only gay Jewish actors.

Naomi
Real name: Naomi Russell
Russell, who was one of the more popular porn starlets in the late 2000s, has stated that her father is a rabbi. She was born in Los Angeles and has Israeli ancestry.

Seymore Butts
Real name: Adam Glasser
Butts – or Glasser, take your pick – was born in the Bronx to Jewish parents, whom he has said were involved in the “shmattah business.” As the Showtime reality series “Family Business” pointed out, his mother Lila has also been involved with the production and distribution of some of his films.

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Irish teen details abuse, threats of torture in Egypt prison

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An Irish teenager facing a death sentence in Egypt has written a letter detailing his ill-treatment in prison, where he has been awaiting trial for nearly two years.

Ibrahim Halawa, a student from Dublin, was 17 and on holiday in Egypt when he was arrested, along hundreds of others during the military’s breakup of protests. Now 19, he faces a death sentence if convicted, and has reported mistreatment throughout his detention in Egypt, where police torture is common. He is being tried as an adult – in contravention of Egypt’s Child Law and international law – alongside 493 others, in controversial mass proceedings that have been repeatedly postponed over the past year (most recently on June 3rd).

A recent letter written by Ibrahim to his family from Wadi Natrun prison, where he awaits trial, details how:

  • He is being held in a room with a glued-shut window and no access to the sun, and wakes up “every morning to the voices of other prisoners screaming from the hitting and I can hear the beatings”
  • Prison official Selim Shakawy, or “the Prosecutor”, hits him if he speaks out and threatens him, including with removal to the “torture room”
  • The Prosecutor has told him that the Irish government cannot help him, saying: “Let the embassy go to the minister of interior, they can’t do anything… a passport isn’t going to save me from him…  he kept threatening me & said life is just going to get tougher”
  • Ibrahim has decided to go on hunger strike, in protest at the repeated delays in his trial and his mistreatment

The letter marks the first time Ibrahim has been able to publicly detail his treatment since he was moved to Wadi Natrun from Tora prison, in Cairo – where he shared a cell with journalists Peter Greste and Mohammed Fahmy.

Maya Foa, head of the death penalty team at Reprieve, said: “This heartbreaking letter from Ibrahim demonstrates the complete injustice of his ordeal, and that of the hundreds detained alongside him. These are people whose only ‘crime’ was to attend a protest – and yet, two years later, they are languishing in hellish conditions, enduring terrible mistreatment, and awaiting a Kafkaesque mass trial. The Irish government and the international community must make it clear to the Sisi government that this cannot continue. Justice must be done, and Ibrahim must be returned home to his family in Dublin without delay.”

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The Guardian on Nicaragua : high-intensity disinformation warfare

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Among NATO’s psychological warfare outlets the UK Guardian occupies a special place as the fake-progressive mouthpiece of neocolonial English language news media. In recent years, Guardian writers and editors have been persistent propaganda shills for Nazi militias and death squads in Ukraine and for Al Qaeda and related terror groups in both Libya and Syria. No surprise then that it should also have an almost endless record of propaganda attacks against the main member countries of ALBA – Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela.

The latest disinformation offering has been an article by Nina Lakhani in the Guardian’s development pages targeting Nicaragua’s education system. The article’s title “Poverty in Nicaragua drives children out of school and into the workplace” could be applied to almost any country in the majority world as well as to countries in North America and Europe. It’s also worth noting that the Guardian’s development pages are funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

A recent survey of projects funded by the Microsoft tycoons’ NGO between 2003 and 2013 in Africa found out that only 12% of the USD 3 billion granted went directly to the target populations. The rest was invested in research centers for the expansion of European and US-American agribusiness corporations. Self-evidently, the Guardian has a vested interest in promoting a neocolonial perspective skewed in favour of corporate funded non-governmental views and against sovereign governments, especially anti-imperialist governments like those of the ALBA countries.

This particular Guardian article offers a helpful concrete example of how certain kinds of anti-ALBA country propaganda can work while still staying within the bounds of apparently progressive ideas and argument. Nicaragua’s Sandinista government education has transformed education in Nicaragua in many positive ways despite very significant difficulties. But the Guardian article tries to make the absolutely false case that Nicaragua has practically abandoned a large number of it’s school age population and lacks a serious commitment to improving the country’s education system. The article uses various propaganda tricks that depend entirely on readers’ likely ignorance of Nicaragua and the region.

Nina Lakhani starts her false argument with quotes from childen in Bluefields, a city on Nicaragua’s impoverished Caribbean Coast. One quote goes “My family can’t afford the books”. But nowhere in her article does Nina Lakhani report that in January 2007, the very first decision of the incoming Sandinista government under Daniel Ortega was to make health and education services free. No child in Nicaragua’s public school system needs to pay for their schoolbooks. School directors breaching the principle of free education face dismissal. Does Lakhani offer a quote from a local school director? Of course not.

Similarly, Nina Lakhani’s disinformation exercise completely omits reporting mass national programmes by Nicaragua’s Sandinista government to guarantee at least one meal a day for children in school, to ensure the poorest children have shoes and a backpack for their books, to rehabilitate classrooms and classroom furniture, to consolidate literacy skills and to improve dental health. Apart from those important omissions, perhaps the most reprehensible feature of the Guardian article is that it cites figures that are mostly five years or more out of date.

This use of obsolete statistics effectively ignores the Nicaraguan government’s massive efforts to improve school attendance, diminish desertion, improve academic performance and promote better academic standards. Readily available World Bank data for some indicators is slightly more up to date and allows a fair comparison with Nicaragua’s neighbours. While it is certainly true that available recent statistics are patchy and make it hard to compare like with like, that does not mean a more current view is out of reach. In any case, data isolated from any comparative context are grossly misleading and are a long-standing disinformation specialty of corporate media writers on foreign affairs.

So Nina Lakhani’s false use of out-of-date data looks even more dishonest when Nicaragua’s indicators according to the World Bank for the period 2006 to 2013 are compared with its regional neighbours’. For example, in the area of primary education, Nicaragua’s indicators are generally better than those in Guatemala, somewhat behind Honduras and El Salvador and all four countries lag behind Costa Rica. However, in terms of indicators relating to secondary education, Nicaragua has generally similar or better indicators than Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and again all four lag behind Costa Rica.

Nina Lakhani’s insistence on the importance of reducing child labour so as to ensure good education for all children is certainly correct. But that is true throughout Central America, whose countries share many social characteristics derived from their history of colonial and neocolonial domination and economic under-development. In particular in Nicaragua, the school year has historically been scheduled around the coffee harvest from mid-December to late February when thousands of rural families migrate en bloc as families to pick coffee. As in most of Central America, Nicaraguan law allows children to start work at 14.

Since 2011, the Nicaragua government has implemented a series of measures aimed at preventing under-age children from working. In 2012 the government began an annual campaign coordinated by local municipal authorities, the Education Ministry, the Health Ministry and relevant labour unions to ensure children under 14 years old, accompanying their families picking coffee in Nicaragua’s main coffee growing areas, attend classes and educational activities. The national confederation of workers in the informal sector also works with the government in urban centres to keep school age children from working selling with their parents on the streets.

Child labour is a serious problem throughout Central America. But Lakhani’s article suggests the Nicaraguan government’s policy on child labour represents a unique failure. To make her false case, she cites old figures from the 2005 census that she compares with unreliable current estimates from Nicaragua’s business sector. Lakhani writes “Nicaragua has ratified multiple international treaties and has strong national policies, but government claims that it is reducing child labour are not supported by any published evidence.” But Lakhani applies a different standard to a business sector estimate that there are between 250,000 and 320,000 child workers, with one in three under 14.”

The link her report offers is to a video with off the cuff remarks at a press conference by business organization President José Adán Aguerri. His claim too is unsupported by any recent published evidence, but still Lakhani gives it more weight than government claims. By contrast, the Chair of the National Assembly’s Commision for Women Youth, Children and the Family, Carlos Emilio López, announced in 2013 a 10% drop in child labour in Nicaragua since 2005. Nina Lakhani mentions no reliable evidence to falsify that assertion.

She mentions an anecdotal case study by La Isla Foundation of 26 children in the sugar cane plantations aged between 12 and 17 which is virtually meaningless in the national context, but may perhaps reflect to some degree the reality in the sugar industry throughout the region, not just in Nicaragua. In that regional context, Nicaragua has a better record at protecting vulnerable children than its neighbours. In fact, the International Labour Organization representative in Nicaragua said in June 2014, “In the 2005 census, 53% of children working did not go to school, now that percentage is less than 15%.”

That statement by the ILO should be taken together with recent government data for education indicating substantial increases in matriculation numbers, lower figures for academic desertion, and better academic results generally. Likewise, Nicaragua’s Ministry of the Family’s mass campaign to help families ensure their children go to preschool is helping hundreds of thousands of children to get better early schooling. Bearing all that in mind, it is fair to say that the recent statements from the relevant responsible officials about the government’s committed implementation of education and family policies categorically contradict the Guardian’s misleading report. Nina Lakhani seems deliberately to omit highly relevant context supporting the government’s education policies in relation to child labour.

When she cites the most recent US government report saying, “The [Nicaraguan] government’s enforcement of labour laws is inadequate, and plans to combat child labour and protect children have not been fully implemented”, one has to assume she is making an extremely bad joke. The United States government, has overseen the fall of much of its child population into deep poverty for many years now and has zero authority to lecture another country about its record on child welfare. All the Central American governments are working to reduce child labour, Nicaragua’s Sandinista government especially.

Nina Lakhani’s baseless claim that the Nicaraguan government is failing to reduce child labour is not just grossly unfair given available evidence that she has chosen to ignore. A look at the budgetary history of Nicaragua’s spending on education since January 2007 also serves to confirm the falsity of the Guardian’s report. This calculation of education spending in Nicaragua includes both spending assigned to universities and the budget of Ministry of Education. It does not include :

  • spending by the Ministry of the Family to support pre-school education;

  • spending by the Ministry of Health to support children with special needs or dental health

  • spending in schools by the government’s sports and culture institutions;

  • in some years it may not include all spending on vocational and technical education;

  • spending to guarantee school meals or shoes and backpacks for school

Last year of the Presidency of Ing. Enrique Bolaños Geyer

Year Education spending in C$ (millions) % national budget % GDP
2006 4, 608.4 20.1 03.98

 

Comandante Daniel Ortega Saavedra became President in January 2007

Year Education spending in C$ millions % national budget Inflation adjusted increase % GDP
2007 5,501.40 22.00 08.61 04.30
2008 6,250.00 21.80 02.21 04.52
2009 7,526.00 23.10 00.51 05.34
2010 7,250.80 23.00 -07.64 04.74
2011 7,900.40 22.00 03.17 04.65
2012 9,364.40 22.10 08.21 05.01
2013 10,553.80 22.00 04.08 05.14
2014 12,766.40 22.80 11.38
2015 14,439.10 23.60 05.93

(Budget data from Ministerio de Hacienda y Crédito Público. Inflation data calculated from various IMF reports. GDP data calculated from World Bank data.)

This represents an increase of education spending of 36% in real terms since 2006, well outstripping the development of the school age population which, like Costa Rica’s, has in fact been declining slightly year by year in contrast to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala where the school age population is slightly increasing year by year. Here are World Bank data on Nicaragua’s population of children and adolescents under 18 years of age :

Age group

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Ages 0-14

2050489

2039137

2027692

2017376

2009063

2003075

1999212

1996346

n/a

Ages 10-18

1213061

1217077

1218835

1217850

1213924

1206832

1197091

1186169

1176045

(Data from World Bank: http://databank.worldbank.org/data/download/EdStats_excel.zip)

As regards the above table of budget allocations, note the period 2008 to 2011. Major events in this period were the massive inflationary pressures leading to dramatically higher oil and food prices. Also in 2009 the US government and the European Union cut a total of over US$100m in development cooperation funding to the Nicaraguan government in response to the opposition campaign led by right-wing leader Eduardo Montealegre and his social democrat allies falsely alleging fraud in the November 2008 municipal elections. That mendacious campaign was supported by political opinion across the political spectrum in North America and Europe, including neo-colonial progressives and leftists.

It was only through 2011 that the government was able to make good the budgetary difficulties of the three years 2008-2010. Government spending figures tend to conceal the huge deficiencies of Nicaragua’s education system as of January 2007. The new Sandinista government had to overcome the enormous deficit in capital spending accumulated over 16 years of systematic denial of resources and corruption, preceded by a decade of war. In January 2007, that 26 year period had left Nicaragua’s schools unable even to deliver the complete primary school curriculum to large areas of the country, never mind comprehensive provision for secondary or technical and vocational education.

In January 2007, preschool care was almost entirely private. Secondary education was in the early stages of effective privatization. Public vocational and technical training was grossly under-resourced. Nationally, school infrastructure needed a programme of complete overhaul and renewal. Teacher salaries were desperately inadequate, as were resources for teacher training. That same year, 2007, saw the start of the global economic crisis with oil reaching US$147 a barrel in early 2008 and the worst economic collapse in North America and Europe since the 1930s.

None of that essential context figures anywhere in the Guardian’s report by Nina Lakhani on Nicaragua’s education system and its link to child labour. Her report glibly evades all that essential history. Instead, she shifts from disinforming her readers about Nicaragua’s education system to remarks reflecting an ideological disagreement between international education bureaucrats. But her earlier faithless, heavily prejudiced depiction of Nicaragua’s education dilemmas offers no legitimate insight into that debate. Her Guardian report quotes Manos Antoninis, “a senior analyst at Education for All global monitoring report.

Manos Antoninis argues, “While raising the compulsory age of schooling is unlikely to immediately impact on completion rates in Nicaragua, it would send a powerful message that the state believes in the importance of education, which in turn would impact the way families perceive their own responsibility in keeping children in school.” His remarks are quoted in such a way as to reinforce Nina Lakhani’s false argument that the Nicaraguan government neither really believes in the importance of education nor devotes the resources necessary to improving Nicaragua’s education system.

The Guardian cites an opposing theoretical view, without explaining that this view, offered by Philippe Barragne-Bigot, Unicef representative in Nicaragua, in fact reflects the current policy of the Nicaraguan government. Philippe Barragne-Bigot argues “Quality, flexible education and jobs will keep children in school, not a change in the law.” But Nina Lakhani categorically fails to report the significance of these remarks by UNICEF’s representative in Nicaragua. Nicaragua’s Sandinista government is very deliberately prioritizing improving the quality of education in Nicaragua, broadening the range of study and training opportunities available to adolescents and young adults and prioritizing employment creation.

All these policy measures are integral components of Nicaragua’s national development strategy whose overwhelming priority is to reduce poverty. But the Guardian never even mentions the wide-ranging, complex national development policy the government is trying to implement. Instead, the Guardian report gives Manos Antoninis the last word:

“Countries that don’t educate their children to second school level don’t stand a chance. But the sudden expansion of secondary education could serve the elite, so policies must target the neediest,” said Antoninis. He added: “The inter-generational effect is chilling. A lack of education not only scuppers a child’s chances, but also the chances of their children. Failing to make an effort in this generation, also fails the next.”

And that’s it. Nina Lakhani’s article ends there, leaving the reader with the impression that Nicaragua’s Sandinista government is a clear example of a government “failing to make an effort” for the education of the country’s children and youth. The falsity of Nina Lakhani’s report in the Guardian is beyond travesty. More than any other country in the region, with the possible exception of El Salvador, Nicaragua is very much targeting the neediest among its population as it works to strengthen the whole of its historically devastated public education system.

On May 19th this year, the government’s policy coordinator, Rosario Murillo, announced that enrollment in the public education system came to “a grand total 2,143,721 students between Pre-school, Primary level, Secondary level, Special Education, Teacher training, Workshop-Classrooms for Young people and Adults, Literacy tutoring, Technical education and training”, apart from university level education. Earlier in the year, Rosario Murillo also confirmed the distribution of almost 90,000 text books in indigenous peoples languages, free, for school students on Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast.

The reality of educational policy in Nicaragua overwhelmingly contradicts Nina Lakhani’s disingenuous fake-progressive argument that the Sandinista government has failed Nicaragua’s children. Perhaps the most egregious outright falsehood in the Guardian’s account is its report as a current fact that “The UN children’s agency, Unicef, estimates that 500,000 Nicaraguan children aged three to 17 are not in the educational system.” That is grotesquely unfair both to UNICEF and the Nicaraguan government because the link leads to a 2012 report using figures from 2010 that were probably out of date even then, despite the crisis between 2008 and 2010, and much more so now, five years after that crisis, in 2015.

For us at Tortilla con Sal we feel particularly bitter at the Guardian’s mendacious report on education and child labor in Nicaragua because much of the community work of our collective’s members is with families on extremely low incomes. Since 1998, we have worked with a programme serving 40 young women from very impoverished rural families each year training to be primary school teachers. Since 1999, we have worked on a programme that each year has helped  over a hundred low income women, mostly single mothers, return to school to finish their secondary education. Over the last four years we have worked on a program to address domestic violence among families in low income rural and urban areas.

This close grass roots engagement has permitted us to witness the great sacrifices people in Nicaragua on very low incomes will make to ensure their children get an education that will improve their economic opportunities. We have also witnessed how year by year the government’s education and child protection policies improve systematically and incrementally, often making a dramatic difference to different sectors of the country’s impoverished majority. That process throws up many complex dilemmas over trade-offs, the most obvious being that of young family members opting to start work so as to increase their family’s income and go back to education later.

By quoting UNICEF’s country representative in Nicaragua, the Guardian’s Nina Lakhani opened the door a fraction towards a view of the flexible, quality education system Nicaragua’s Sandinista government led by Comandante Daniel Ortega is trying, despite innumerable difficulties, to promote. But she and her editors then immediately slammed it shut. They  had to.

Nina Lakhani had to close down that view because it contradicts her own self-evident prejudices against Nicaragua’s government. HerGuardian editors’ had to deny it because their sinister psy-warfare imperative is to erase any reality contradicting their neocolonial propaganda line. In sum, Nina Lakhani’s article in the Guardian is grossly unfair and disingenuous. Contrary to her phony conclusion, Nicaragua’s education system is a very successful example of how a government committed to ALBA’s emancipatory socialist vision can overcome, in favour of the impoverished majority, the intractable problems inherited from decades of neocolonial subjugation and war.

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Palestinian Political prisoners in Nazi Camps 

In December 2011, 4,772 Political prisoners were serving terms in Nazi Camps . Of these, 552 were sentenced to life terms.  As of April 2013, there were approximately 4,700 security prisoners in Nazi Camp, 169 of them held under administrative detention without having been charged. Most of the prisoners are Palestinian men from the West Bank and Gaza area.

 

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Zio-Nazi Chief rabbi urges UN chief to fight anti-Zionist boycotts

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YNET – Zio-Nazi Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef tells Ban Ki-moon during Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Kazakhstan: ‘As leaders, we must reject any kind of boycott.

Zio-Nazi Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef has asked United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to help fight the anti-Zionist boycott campaign in the world.

“It’s not enough not to cooperate with this phenomenon,”  Zio-Nazi rabbi stated. “It must also be fought. Those who use the way of boycotts are not interested in real ‘peace’, because the way of boycotts leads to the opposite result.”

Zio-Nazi chief rabbi and UN secretary-general met this week during the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions held in Kazakhstan. Representing the Nazi State, Rabbi Yosef warned: “We recently saw with our own eyes that words can kill. As leaders, we must reject any kind of boycott.”

Zio-Nazi Yosef personally turned to Ban, from the stage and during a meeting at the margins of the conference, and urged him to take initiative and fight the boycott phenomenon himself and through his organization.

In his speech, the rabbi explained that an attitude of tolerance must be adopted in order to eventually reach peace between people and religions. He added that Judaism educates for tolerance, and therefore it is customary to take three steps back when saying “Oseh Shalom Bimromav” (“He who makes peace in His heights”).

“In order to reach peace, each side must take three steps back,” he said.

The conference, which is sponsored by Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev, is attended by dozens of religious leaders, some of them from countries which have no diplomatic relations with the Nazi regime – like Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Afghanistan – and by heads of state, including Zionist puppet Jordan’s King Abdullah.

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