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Net closes on I$raHell rights activist as watchdog takes up his case

Oppression can only survive through silence

By Marianne Azizi

Frontline Defenders, the international foundation for the protection of human rights campaigners, has appealed to Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, to stop the intimidation and harassment of those who are speaking out for the thousands of people suffering human rights abuse in Israel.

Its appeal highlights the unreported tragedy of systematic family breakdown, despair and suicides among adults and children in Israel.

I visited Israel for a few months to gather data on families and children affected by the policies and practices of the welfare authorities and social workers. The information gathered is enough to fill two books, and this is only the tip of the iceberg.

No Exit Orders, arbitrary arrests

Mahatma Gandhi once said: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, and then you win.”

The process is already in motion.

For nine years I have campaigned singlehandedly against the use of No Exit Orders in Israel which have trapped Israelis and foreign nationals. People are held in Israel on the word of another, without proof or checks, and are held to ransom for exorbitant amounts of money. At the time of writing there are several people I met who are still trapped. One such man is an American citizen who has been homeless for almost nine months, with no visa or work permit. He is deteriorating rapidly. A fight for his freedom is also a fight for his life.

People are held in Israel on the word of another, without proof and checks, and are held to ransom for exorbitant amounts of money.

I have been fortunate in my campaign not to have been arrested, detained or imprisoned by the Israeli authorities. But those in Israel are not so lucky.

Once the authorities have got past ignoring or laughing at you, the fight becomes deadly. Police detentions become almost a daily occurrence. Interrogations may last up to three hours by law, at which point a person must be released or arrested and put into prison, pending a court case.

However, there are countless stories of people being held for much longer. Interrogations are not always polite, and some of the people who stand up to be counted have experienced beatings and arrests.

Strangely, it is permitted in Israel to demonstrate or protest outside the actual home of a public official. Many protests are carried out this way. It is also permitted to hold public protests – with police permits if a crowd exceeds 70 people.

One or two protests by small groups are ignored. They are considered a nuisance, or deemed to be the work of a few crazy people.

During my few months the demand grew to expose abuse by the family courts. As more stories were publicised regarding men, women and children who were suffering needlessly, it seemed that a fight was about to begin. The Ministry of Welfare and Social Services is not to be messed with or questioned.

The case of Moti Leybel

Moti Leybel, a children’s rights campaigner and independent journalist, was arrested and held in prison for staging a 30-second protest. A social worker had visited a police station and claimed that Mr Leybel had broken a restraining order. This was accepted at face value, and Mr Leybel was promptly arrested. Despite lawyers proving that the social worker’s claim was false, prison ensued and a restraining order was issued. The social worker in question had full authority to instruct the police, which is common practice in Israel.

More was to come. Mr Leybel was arrested a second time, on this occasion during a vigil by dozens of people for a young mum who had her son forcibly removed from her by a social worker and police. Forty-two police officers turned up and arrested Mr Leybel, just seconds after he had parked his car. No other participants in the vigil were detained. This time it was claimed that since more than three people were in the vigil, it was an illegal gathering. Yet from the moment the numbers increased past three, no action had been taken. Both arrests carry an inevitable 18 months in prison, but for just one of the people in the vigil.

The message is clear: shut up, stay at home and do not complain. We have a business to run. Children are not your business, they are state property.

Criticising a social worker in Israel is a risky business. Junior social workers choosing to make a complain against a member of the public have to pay for their own lawyer. However, senior ones can count on the might of the attorney-general, Yehuda Weinstein, and the government lawyers, who are paid high fees to produce files and cases. The message is clear: shut up, stay at home and do not complain. We have a business to run. Children are not your business, they are state property.

In January 2015 Weinstein’s office prepared a huge case against Mr Leybel, for criticising a senior social worker publicly, and it lost. The judge decreed that the defendant had the right to be a voice for people who could not speak for themselves. Despite this judgment, the net is closing again on Mr Leybel, and another lawsuit has been filed.

Frontline Defenders, after checking and researching Mr Leybel’s case, have concluded that this is excessive intimidation of a human rights activist.

Fear and intimidation

As I look on social media, I see resurgent fear among the Israeli public. They have been conditioned to stay quiet about the welfare authorities. They risk losing the children they have.

They are warned over and over again. They have evidence of social workers threatening them, with some even being told that they would lose their children if they challenged the authorities. One mother received a letter telling her she would never see her daughter again. Another, whose child was taken within two days of birth, was told by a social worker: “I said if you ever had another child, I would follow you to the end of the world to take it, and here I am.” She promptly took the baby. Only a public protest reversed this cruel act.

It is hard to believe these things are happening under our noses. People in Israel are crying out for help to overcome their predicament but do not believe the world will help. Jews abroad cling on to the idealised concept of Israel, even if the reality is terrible.

Ten thousand children are snatched annually in Israel (population: 8.3 million) – and will never know a normal, loving family environment.

Corrupt officials are falling. Attorneys are indicted, and a leading police officer has committed suicide. These events and scandals are rocking the country. Many have been predicting them, and know there are many more officials who will face trial. Whistleblowers have lists of names, and can see who is to come.

So, while Israel plays politics and the world feels powerless to do anything, millions of Israelis are equally disempowered – but the game for them is life or death as they fight to keep their children safe from private institutions, unnecessary medication and the end of their world.

Frontline has taken the first step. Many more will follow and raise the issue on the international arena.

Now that you know, it is impossible to un-know. Ten thousand children are snatched annually in Israel (population: 8.3 million) – and will never know a normal, loving family environment.

Those who are defending the human rights of the affected families need their freedom of speech so that they can tell the world what is going on. In any country we need to protect journalists, or else before we know it our own freedom of expression could be stolen through our own silence.

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The Savage Injustice of the Europeans


By: Joe Emersberger

Protestors hold a giant flag in front of the parliament building during an anti-austerity rally in Athens, Greece, July 3, 2015

Syriza is not the only target. The Troika wants the Greek people overthrown.

Events are moving very rapidly, but as I write this Greeks face a referendum on July 5 in which they will hopefully vote “no” on the June 25 “offer” made by the Troika

(IMF, EU and the ECB) to the Greek government. Rampant corruption and tax evasion by its elites made Greece especially vulnerable when a global recession struck in 2008. Several years of bowing to the dictates of the Troika hasn’t fixed anything. Quite the contrary, as Joseph Stiglitz described, it has devastated the Greek economy in order to rescue French and German banks that were exposed in Greece. Jerome Roos shows this in an excellent piece by relying on quotes from IMF economists!

If the Troika were doctors they wouldn’t just be sued for malpractice. They’d be charged with homicide. Suicides increased 35 percent in Greece thanks to the Troika.

In January, the Syriza government of Alexis Tsipras was elected to end, or at least slow down, the force feeding of the economic poison named “austerity”. Greeks have been made to swallow at least twice as much of it as other Troika victims – like Spain and Ireland – and have therefore suffered vastly more. Months of negotiations went nowhere. It became very clear that the Troika was insisting on an unconditional surrender in order to overthrow the Syriza government. Greeks were told to accept pension cuts, ruinous and regressive sale taxes, privatizations and – in return – get nothing. No debt relief so that there would at least be an end in sight to its torment. You’d think Greece was being punished for going on a murderous rampage throughout Europe.

The problem with kicking people when they are down is that they might get up. Syriza has refused to be humiliated, at least for now. Not only did Alexis Tsipras call for a referendum on the Troika’s “offer”, he passionately urged Greeks to vote “no”.

Soon after that, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junker was playing the victim. In an amazing press conference, Junker said the Troika had never demanded pension and wage cuts. Junker begged Greeks to vote “yes”, and, in a deranged rhetorical flourish, advised the Greek people not to “commit suicide because you fear death”.

I explained here how corporate journalists, with a few honorable exceptions, downplayed Junker’s stunning dishonesty.

Interestingly, pundits of all ideological stripes have been attacking Alexis Tsipras for his defiance of the Troika and for sticking to his democratic mandate – to fight the Troika’s assault without taking Greece out of the Eurozone.

An op-ed in the UK Guardian accuses Tsipras of “evading responsibility”, of campaigning on a “lie” that “austerity” could be even be softened. If that is a lie, then what is the “truth” – that contemptible liars like Jean-Claude Junker are invincible? Is it the truth that Greek’s pensioners must be even further impoverished to pay for the bail out of foreign banks? Is it the “truth” that Greek elections should be cancelled for the next few decades or until whenever the Troika decides they can be held?

The socialist Morning Star editors in the UK dismissed the upcoming referendum as a “manoeuvre designed to persuade the Greek people that Syriza and its right-wing coalition ally Anel are fighting to defend their living standards”. It blasts Syriza for not withdrawing from the Eurozone and even NATO – as if it had ever been given a mandate to do that by Greek voters. Is the typical electoral fraud of campaigning on one thing and then doing the opposite acceptable depending on whether it is done from the left or right? The answer is “no” for people who respect democracy.

Some who support Syriza, like Paul Krugman – and who urge a “no” vote in the referendum – reject Syriza’s firm commitment to keeping Greece within the Eurozone. It is not a commitment, as Dean Baker explained, to simply using the Euro as its currency like Ecuador uses the US dollar. It means keeping the execrable ECB in control of Greece’s monetary policy.

In 2012, Yanis Varoufakis, the current Greek Finance Minister, put forth arguments explaining this commitment to the Eurozone. He basically argued that exiting – and again this means issuing its own currency – would be too painful in Greece’s case. However, in 2012, he also argued that default, and Greece has just defaulted on loans from the IMF, need not lead to exit from the Eurozone.

The incredible brutality of the Troika has settled the argument in favor of those who disagreed with Varoufakis in 2012. Greece needs both default and its own monetary policy, or Greeks will continue to suffer needlessly for many years.  Moreover, the Troika may well be emboldened by the assumption that Syriza remains, even now, fully committed to the Eurozone despite the immense pain it has caused. Syriza needs to change its mind on this and convince its supports to do so as well. It may be forced to act and then call another referendum down the road.

So far, the Eurozone politicians, in particular the Germans, feel secure that they will pay no real political price at home for their despicable behavior towards Greece. Hundreds of years ago Adam Smith gasped at the “savage injustice of the Europeans” towards indigenous peoples in the Americas. We should know that modern democracies are perfectly capable to treating the most vulnerable people, at home and especially aboard, with remarkable cruelty.

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Syrian Army, Hezbollah Look to Retake Border Town From Al-Nusra


A general view of Zabadani July 22, 2012.

A general view of Zabadani


Syrian government forces along with the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters have launched a military campaign against the extremist group in the border region.

Both the Syrian army and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters continued their second day of fighting Sunday in city of Zabadani, in efforts to retake the border area between Lebanon and Syria from the al-Nusra Front extremist group.

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“Heroic army forces in cooperation with the Lebanese resistance took control of the Al-Jamaiyat neighborhood in western Zabadani and the Al-Sultana neighborhood in the east of the city,” the Lebanese media outlet al Manaral Manar stated.

Related: Hezbollah Says It Will Increase Presence in Syria ​

The fighting, which began on Saturday, has resulted in the death of at least 14 Syrian and Hezbollah soldiers, while 11 fighters for the al-Qaida linked group have been killed according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

Zabadani, which is on the Lebanese border with Syria, has become a hotspot for fighting.

Lebanon hosts more than 1.2 million Syrian refugees.

Since 2013, Hezbollah has played a key role in supporting the Syrian government against anti-government forces, particularly extremist groups including al-Nusra and the Islamic State group.

Hezbollah has repeatedly said that its presence in Syria was to protect Lebanon from the Islamic State group, who had states its intentions to invade the country after its incursions into Iraq and Syria.

Syria has been engulfed in a civil war which has claimed the lives of over 210,000 people since 2011.

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Why a top NAZI cop killed himself


A corrupt rabbi caught red–handed; a vicious campaign against his accuser; and a clean cop with a fatal flaw: The anatomy of a tragic suicide.

Ephraim Bracha in court last year.

Ephraim Bracha in court last year. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi
By Gidi Weitz

Three years ago, Brig. Gen. Efraim Bracha came to a private meeting with his commander, Maj. Gen. Yoav Segalovich, head of the Israel Police Investigations branch. Nothing had prepared Segalovich for the bombshell Bracha was about to drop.

“Eight days ago, at a meeting with Rabbi [Yeshayahu] Pinto in his suite at the Hilton Hotel, he offered me $200,000,” Bracha told him.

Segalovich knew that Bracha had a complicated relationship with Pinto; that Bracha regarded Pinto as a spiritual guide, and that from time to time the rabbi would give the investigations officer pieces of sensitive information that helped him in white-collar and organized crime probes.

Segalovich asked to know more about the circumstances in which the rabbi had offered the officer the bribe. Bracha gave him all the details, squirming uncomfortably in his chair. His body language, and in particular his eyes, conveyed that he wanted this volatile information to remain in the room, for Segalovich to order him to sever all ties with Pinto and thus bring this saga of unusual relations between him and the well-connected rabbi from Ashdod to an end.

But Segalovich decided to act. He ordered Bracha to give Pinto the impression that all was business as usual, and to meet with Pinto when he returned to Israel from Manhattan, to record him and even to send his wife to pick up the money from the rabbi’s wife. Bracha knew that his life was about to change; that he was about to set out on a campaign against one of Israel’s most powerful men. Bracha was aware that Pinto was connected to the state’s leading tycoons, government ministers, publishers and senior journalists. He knew the rabbi’s court well, having attended prestigious dinners the rabbi held and was exposed to his capabilities. But he had probably underestimated Pinto’s true influence.

“You are no rabbi”

The signs of ostracism appeared immediately. People in the synagogue Bracha prayed in turn their backs on him, gave him dirty looks, and viewed him as a “moser,” an informer. During his early testimonies to the police Bracha tried to preserve the rabbi’s honor, speaking about him discreetly, as if he wanted to limit the damage to him as best he could. But when he learned that the rabbi was accusing him of corrupt dealings with the Israeli mafia, of accepting perks from criminals and of other violations, Bracha became disillusioned and exploded. “You are no rabbi,” he snapped at Pinto during a confrontation the police arranged between them. “If I took even a shekel from you I will place my head on the gallows and commit suicide.”

Pinto, his followers, and his uninhibited publicists did not give up. They promised themselves that this battle would end in victory. The rabbi’s followers launched an entire industry of fatal, unbridled rumors regarding Bracha, and didn’t let up. They disseminated sensitive personal information about him that would have hurt those less tough than Bracha, accused him of corrupt ties with the worst of Israeli criminals, of being a serial bribe-taker, and of leaking information from sensitive investigations to shady individuals and those with vested interests.

Imaginary skeletons in Bracha’s closet

This nasty tide was joined by police officers past and present, who spread rumors and half-truths about him that always led to absolutely nothing. I personally investigated some of these rumors and discovered there was nothing to them. Although none of these allegations survived scrutiny, the rumor mill landed a partial success. Even Bracha’s friends started to have doubts, ask themselves questions, and keep their distance. “Something about this Bracha doesn’t smell right,” the father of one of the police’s senior officers said to his son, who understood that the persecution campaign had done its job. Nearly every week, journalists were sending queries to the Israel Police spokesman about the imaginary skeletons in Bracha’s closet. It was a methodical, obsessive campaign, and it may have done Bracha in.

Journalists with questionable ethics

There were several journalists involved in this game; in doing so they may well have betrayed their calling as journalists, if they ever had one. One of them, Aviram Zino of Maariv, gave evidence against Bracha a few weeks ago to the Justice Ministry department for the investigation of police officers. Among other things, he showed investigators a WhatsApp exchange with Bracha, in which the latter shared with him developments in the investigation of the overspending at the prime minister’s residences.

That journalist, who thus burned a source, the most egregious professional sin of all, had several weeks earlier given information to the attorney general that included very intimate details about one of Bracha’s family members. “If this gets out, he’ll kill himself,” Bracha told the journalist about his relative. The information was not published, but found its way to Weinstein’s desk even though it had no real public importance other than to make Bracha look bad. Coincidentally or not, three weeks ago Zino visited Pinto’s opulent villa in Ashdod, which overlooks the sea.

Bracha’s suicide may well be another sign of the deterioration of the journalistic profession. Questionable work practices have become the hallmarks of some of them. Zino argues that he did not reveal a source, since he and Bracha had never had that kind of relationship, and that he had passed on the WhatsApp message in question to all his editors. He passed on the materials in question to the attorney general because he understood they had the potential to paint Bracha in a negative light.

Another news site, News1, conducted a wild, uninhibited, and violent crusade against Bracha. “Brig. Gen. Bracha is a danger to the public,” wrote the site’s editor, Yoav Yitzhak. It’s not the first time that this site chose exquisite British understatement to characterize the targets of its coverage. This same site accused Bracha of alleged corruption and called him shocking names.

“Sue him,” a close friend of Bracha urged him recently. “And if I sue him for 10 million shekels [$2.6 million], it will help?” Bracha answered, in a tone of despair. “He has $100 million behind him.”

Yoav Yitzhak reacted to Bracha’s suicide this morning by saying, “Brig. Gen. Bracha decided to take his own life knowing full well the content of the investigation against him by the police investigation department that was opened following revelations by News1.”

In contrast, people familiar with the details said that the probe against Bracha had not yet uncovered any disturbing information, and that the general impression is that Pinto’s followers were trying to frame him. Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein and State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan believed in the officer’s honesty and were very skeptical about the information against Bracha, suspecting that it was part of an orchestrated and organized campaign.

Efraim Bracha was a brave and effective officer, though he possessed weaknesses, the main one being an inability to be a good judge of character. He chose the wrong rabbi and maintained a close relationship with him, one which anyone with a sober view of things knew would end badly. He also chose the wrong lawyer, Ronel Fisher, not realizing he was a dubious con man. He chose to be in touch with and give information to a journalist who had sensitive information about a family member, without being fully conscious of the possible ramifications.

“Prepared to die for the police”

“I’m prepared to die for the police,” he told the police who questioned him when he gave evidence about allegedly accepting bribes from Pinto. One senior law enforcement official had previously told Haaretz that Bracha was living on borrowed time, since a dangerous criminal he had put behind bars had promised to take revenge against him. For years he and his family were carefully guarded. That law enforcement official believed that when Bracha would retire from the force, the vengeful criminal would get his way. Now that issue is moot.

In recent months, Bracha had been exhibiting obvious signs of distress. He cried at times during internal discussions and felt isolated and persecuted, to the point that apparently he came to believe that death was preferable to life.

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Greece – Risk of false-flagging


Posted by Peter Koenig

There are bright prospects ahead for Greece after stepping over this nefarious threshold of the Eurozone.

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis referred to the actions of Athens' international lenders as "terrorism" in an interview with the Spanish El Mundo newspaper

by Peter Koenig

As we move closer to the 5 July referendum, it becomes clearer every day – Brussels, Washington and Berlin are waging an open “class war” against Greece, because the Greek people, the citizens of a sovereign country – the first democracy in Europe, the country that gave Europe her name – these people have had the audacity to democratically elect a socialist government. Now they have to suffer.

They do not conform to the self-imposed rules of the neoliberal empire of unrestricted globalized privatization of public services and public properties from which the elite is maximizing profits – for themselves, of course – it is outright theft of public property.

The weapon is finance; the instruments are the mega-banksters of Europe and Washington. They are like dehumanized missiles. The fight is no-holds-barred – all out, no scruples. The savages of Brussels have the audacity to call for Mr. Tsipras’ resignation in case the Greek referendum rejects the austerity package. – Can you imagine!

The IMF chief Christine Lagarde’s admission that the wrong solutions were applied to the crisis seems crass, given what Greeks are suffering

The IMF chief Christine Lagarde’s admission that the wrong solutions were applied to the crisis seems crass, given what Greeks are suffering

Madame Lagarde, the heartless Iron Lady of the IMF, keeps referring to the Greek government as ‘children’. She keeps asking to talk to ‘adults’ – inferring that what Greece suggests and proposes as an alternative to the killer plan of the troika is mere child’s talk. – What an abject arrogance. And that in the face of senior IMF economists who have already months ago declared that austerity doesn’t work in the case of Greece – and, in fact, in no case.To revive the economy of a country, the economy needs oxygen to breathe, to recover – just the contrary of an austerity program. Austerity is strangulation by debt and suffocation by complete annihilation of a nation’s social safety net.

In the early 2000’s the independent Evaluation Department of the World Bank issued an analysis of structural adjustment and so-called budget support loans of the 1990s around the world. The report was negative throughout. It was an internal report and, as far as I know, never hit the road, i.e. the media. Even as an internal report it disappeared quickly form the Bank’s intranet. A ‘structural adjustment’ loan is exactly that – a blank check against severe austerity. Austerity doesn’t work. And less so with a heavy debt burden at 6% or 7% interest, money that the ECB generates electronically (as all banks do), lends it to European predator banks in Germany, France – you name it – for 1% or less – which in turn on lend the money at usurious rates of up to 7% to Greece and other which are in the crosshairs of the troika.

Madame Lagarde of the IMF knows it; the Goldman Sachs banker who heads the European Central Bank (sic) knows it – and even in the European Commission there must be some economists who understand 101 of economics.

Conclusion – this is an all-out war – against Greece, against a Government elected by the people to work for the people and while doing exactly that the Government is ambushed by bankster missiles with a threat, if you don’t accept the attack, you, Mr. Prime Minister, better resign. 

It’s to remain speechless – almost – in the face of this new ‘normal’ against which nobody, no western European Government protests, let alone a Eurozone government. Everybody accepts this terror dictum of Brussels and Washington, even those that may be next.  I am naming Brussels first, because they would be the main responsible to stand up in unison for one of their brothers of the Union; but weknow quite well that the ‘union’ is a non-union; and that the Europeans are just vassals, spineless vassals and that Washington calls the shots.

The anti-referendum propaganda is also running hot. From the UK, from Germany and even from France – but interestingly not from Greece – ‘the latest’ polls are published, saying that the ‘yes’ vote – for more austerity – is gaining speed, that they are moving even ahead of the ‘no’ vote-intentions. Speculations with false polls have always been an excellent tool to manipulate public opinion – to, in turn, manipulate public balloting. – Who wants to be with the losers? – So, they prepare a field of ‘false’ winners to twist the minds of the people.

Which brings to mind another falsehood – a danger Syriza surely is aware of, the false-flagging into submission and chaos, a cowardice that Washington is well versed in applying everywhere they want ‘regime change’.  They have a lot of practice throughout the world acquired during the last 100 – 150 years; yes – that long. A former CIA agent recentlyadmitted that virtually all ‘terror’ attacks on US soil during the last 15 years, including 9/11,  and most of those around the globe were false flags.

Imagine – Greece votes “No” to the austerity – as they should – the EU may or may not expulse them form the Eurozone, as Germany has everything to lose. Expulsion would be totally illegal, mind you – but there are no international laws that have any value in the face of the unelected super-monster construct of the current neoliberal reign over the western world.

With a ‘no’ Greece may even decide exiting the murderous Eurozone by themselves – returning to the drachma– nationalize the banks and start a recovery program with a banking system that actually works for the Greek economy not for the pockets of some white collar thieves in the upper gremia of faraway globalized banksters.

The masters of the universe wouldn’t like that – at all. Especially in a country that hosts the key NATO base in Europe. Socialism and NATO do not go hand-in-hand. What to do? – Washington’s one-fits-all recipe may do – a false flag attack on, say the NATO base, the US embassy, or the German embassy – or anywhere else where the interests of slave-drivers are at stake. With the bought support of the western presstitute media, they may pretend the Greek have carried out the attack –and soon they may construct an argument whereby foreign troops will have to invade Greece to protect ‘the foreign’ interests. The first step towards chaos. Look at Ukraine – look at the entire Middle East – no need to list them all the countries which were false-flagged into submission. But don’t be intimidated.

This should not happen in Greece; a strong-willed people, the cradle of democracy and of Europe – and supported by a strong military – a perfect reason not to cut the military budget, as demanded by the troika.

Creditors aim to conduct an  economic and financial strangulation of Greece.

Creditors aim to conduct an economic and financial strangulation of Greece.

As I suggested many times before, there are bright prospects ahead for Greece after stepping over this nefarious threshold of the Eurozone and taking government back in her own reign – practicing democracy and being free to deal and trade with whom they please, also with the East – which is –according to all common sense where the future for economic development lies.

Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. 



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Senior Zio-Wahhabi ‘ISIL’ Commander Flees to Turkey


Posted by Sammi Ibrahem, Sr

Senior ISIL Commander Flees to Turkey
A senior Saudi Zio-Wahhabi commander of the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group fighting against the government forces in Deir Ezzur province, Eastern Syria, fled to neighboring Turkey.

“Amer al-Naklavi nicknamed Abu Mohammad fled Deir Ezzur into neighboring Turkey,” local sources told FNA on Saturday.


Zio-Wahhabi Al-Naklavi was commander of Jund al-Rahman terrorists group in the Eastern parts of Deir Ezzur province.

Jund al-Rahman has confisicated revenues of several oil wells in Deir Ezzur province.

On Wednesday, a team of Syrian army’s special forces raided a meeting of the Saudi Zio-Wahhabi ‘ISIL’  commanders in an inside job and killed tens of the militants’ leaders.

At least 40 ISIL terrorist leaders were killed during the army’s raids on their gathering in al-Quriya district of al-Mayadeen city in Deir Ezzur province in Eastern Syria.

According to the military sources, the operation was the result of an inside job by the Syrian spies.

Saudi Zio-Wahhabi ‘ISIL’ Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.

Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Zio-Wahhabi regime, Qatar, and some C.I.A puppet’s Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.

The ISIL has links with Saudi Zio-Wahhabi regime intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Zio-NAZI regime.

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Senior NAZI Officer Commits Suicide

Senior Israeli Officer Commits Suicide
Senior NAZI Officer Commits Suicide
Former NAZI National Fraud Unit Chief Lt. Commander Ephraim Bracha took his own life after his name was implicated in Pinto corruption case, Al-Alam News Network reports.

NAZI Police announced the suicide of Ephraim Bracha on Sunday, the head of the police’s National Fraud Unit who became the centre of the Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto corruption scandal, Arutz Sheva reported.

Bracha was 55 when he died. He was widely considered to be one of the most senior officials in the NAZI Police.

He was found lifeless in his car on Sunday morning, according to Channel 2, after he told his wife early Sunday he needed to go outside for a moment to “get some air.”

After he did not return or answer his cell phone, his wife turned to Bracha’s close friend, Lt. Commander Avi Noyman, the Chief Officer of the Education department in the NAZI Police.

Noyman mobilized the Modi’in police force, and after a long search, found his car parked on Emek Ha’elah Street, with Bracha lifeless inside. The street is near Modi’in’s industrial area and is less than a kilometer from his home.


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Rafsanjani: Regional Countries Must Fear I$raHell

Rafsanjani: Regional Countries Must Fear Israel
Rafsanjani: Regional Countries Must Fear I$raHell
Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani dismissed some Arab states’ alleged fear of Tehran’s military and nuclear progress, and said they should, rather, feel deep fright of I$raHell atomic arsenal, Al-Alam News Network reports.

“Of course, Saudi Arabia and possibly other regional states are making a mistake and they shouldn’t be fearful of us; we have (religiously) forbidden the nuclear bomb; why should they be afraid of us? They should fear Israel,” Hashami Rafsanjani said in an interview with al-Wefaq newspaper on Sunday.

He referred to Saudi Arabia’s purchase of advanced weapons, including the 3,000-km-range missiles, fighter jets, radars and other arms and existence of the US bases in the Arab country, and said, “Saudi Arabia knows that Iran is no threat.”

The remarks came as Iran and the six world powers are in the midst of a final round of talks to draft a comprehensive deal over a decade-long nuclear standoff.

NAZI Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon claimed in May that I$raHell would drop a nuclear bomb on Iran, although he said “we are not there yet”.

In response to a question about Iran, Ya’alon said that “in certain cases” when “we feel like we don’t have the answer by surgical operations” I$raHell might take “certain steps” such as the Americans did in “Nagasaki and Hiroshima, causing at the end the fatalities of 200,000”.


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International Quds Day

International Quds Day
International Quds Day
Every year on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, worldwide rallies are held to commemorate the Palestinian people’s resistance against Israel and their struggles to liberate their territories which have been occupied by Israel for decades, Millions of pro-Palestinian demonstrators, including Muslims and non-Muslims, take to the streets to denounce Israel’s atrocities against the people of Palestine. This year’s Quds Day rallies will be held across the world on Friday, July 10.

International Quds Day is seen as the legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, who is revered as a spiritual leader by Muslims across the world. Back in 1979, shortly after leading an Islamic revolution which toppled the US-backed Shah of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini named the last Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan as Quds Day.

The annual event is seen as an opportunity for freedom-seeking people across the world, regardless of faith, to voice their support for the cause of Palestine and vent their anger against the Apartheid regime of Israel, which has occupied Palestinian territories since 1967.

Millions of people in Iran and other Muslim and non-Muslim countries worldwide hold rallies in solidarity with the Palestinian people. Quds Day is a far cry from a casual Islamic religious event. It is, indeed, a human rights event open to both Muslim and non-Muslims alike.

Anti-Israeli sentiments have been gaining ground on a regular basis following Tel Aviv’s onslaughts on the besieged Gaza Strip which have killed thousands of people, many of them women and children, since 2009. The attacks were launched amid a muted response from the so-called international community which is spearheaded by the US – Israel’s staunch ally. However, they raised global awareness of Israeli atrocities against the people of Palestine. Tel Aviv is now facing charges of war crimes over its military strikes against the impoverished enclave which has been under a crippling Israeli siege since 2007.

The Israeli regime has been facing increasing isolation among nations across the world. A global movement called Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) is one of the popular campaigns launched against Israel in an effort to force the regime to comply with international law and Palestinian rights. Initiated by Palestinian non-governmental groups back in 2005, the movement has been gaining momentum in recent years. Many universities, trade unions and organizations as well as human rights groups in Europe and North America have been joining the campaign. BDS is similar to the earlier boycotts of South Africa during its apartheid era and is aimed at piling up economic pressure on Israel by boycotting Israeli products and companies. BDS is estimated to cost Israel’s economy $1.4billion annually. It is expected to cost Israel’s economy $47 billion over a decade.


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The fifth “NO” from the Orthodox people to the AngloZionist Empire


It looks like the “no” vote has won in Greece by a landslide, something in the range of 61% vs 39%.  This is most definitely good news for Greece, for Europe, for Russia and the rest of the world.  No, I am under no illusions about the kind of pressure and blackmail Greece will now be subjected to, and I have no blind trust in either Tsipras or Varoufakis.   I don’t even want to comment now about the economic issues.  No, my point is different.


This is the fifth time the an Orthodox nation has said “no” to the dictatorship of the Anglo Zionist plutocracy which currently occupies the European continent on behalf of the USA.  The first time was, of course, when the Bosnian Serbs refused to cave in to the US/NATO/EU threats and decided to take up arms rather than to submit to the transnational terrorist network demanding their subjugation.  The second time was when the people of Crimea voted “yes” to break away from the Ukronazi Banderastan.  The third time was when the people of Novorussia did rise up and voted “no” with the ballot and, eventually, with their guns. The fourth time was when the people of Russia decided to give their total backing to Putin and his categorical rejection of the US/EU/NATO hegemony.  And today is the fifth time that an Orthodox nation, the people of Greece, decided to say no to the bankers, financiers, crooks and politicians who serve the 1% and their interest.

Не! Нет! Ні! Όχι!

The language might change, but the message is the same: we refuse to be conquered by you, we refuse to obey, we refuse to accept your hegemony.  We chose to resist!


The monks of the Esphigmenou Monastery on Mount Athos: the ultimate resisters against the New World Order.

Let’s be honest here: the Orthodox world is a mess.  Most nominally “Orthodox” people are acting like somebody who has had his light punched out by a crushing blow and who is trying to stand up.  And yes, the Orthodox are barely standing up on very wobbly feet.  But they are *trying* because their will is unbroken even if their minds are still cloudy and often confused.

Of course, there are the shameful counter-examples of Romania and Bulgaria who are showing the same abject subservience to the Empire as Poland or Lithuania.  But when you think of those, always remember that just 20 years ago it was *Russia* which was the most abjectly subservient of all!

In truth, religion probably played no role at all in the vote of the Greek people (Syriza is actually ratheranti-religious!).  At least not directly.  But indirectly, in the kind of ethos and mindset which any religions fosters amongst its members, it is not a coincidence that the five most determined rejections of the New World Order were delivered by Orthodox people.

Likewise, in the Middle-East, it is always the Shia that are at the forefront of the resistance to the AngloZionist Empire.  Is that a coincidence too?

I don’t think so.

It was a true joy for me to listen to the EU politicians spew their venom and impotent rage at Greece, threatening them with fire and brimstone when, in reality, it is now the entire EU project which is threatened.  Very tough times are ahead for Greece and, just like the people of Republika Srpska in Bosnia, of Crimea, of Novorussia and Russia, the people of Greece will be facing a long and difficult struggle.

But at least they chose to resist and their honor, dignity and liberty mean much more than just the empty words they have become in the post-Christian West.

I spent a lot of time in Greece, especially on the island of Aeghina, and I love the Greek people, their beautiful language, their warm and generous culture, their music and their food.  I always felt at home in this beautiful Mediterranean country and today I am extremely proud of the Greek people who delivered a massive slap in the arrogant and ugly face of the Eurobureaucrats.  Even though the entire Greek media is wall-to-wall controlled by the plutocrats and even though the EU officials made all sorts of threats against a “no” vote – the people of Greece did just that: they said NO! to the diktat of Merkel and her gang of bloodsuckers.

Today the Resistance to Empire has won a big victory.

Congratulations to you all.


The Saker

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