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NY Jewish Rabbi organ trafficker admits buying kidneys in I$raHell for $10,000… and selling them in U.S. for $120,000

  • First ever U.S. federal conviction for organ trafficking
  • His lawyers claimed he was providing life-saving service


Lawyers for a man who pleaded guilty Thursday in the first ever federal conviction for illegal organ trafficking say he was performing life-saving services for severely ill people.

Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, from New York, admitted in a Trenton federal court to brokering three illegal kidney transplants for desperate New Jersey-based customers in exchange for payments of $120,000 or more.

He also pleaded guilty to a conspiracy count for brokering an illegal kidney sale.

Convicted trafficker: Levy Izhak Rosenbaum , 60, before entering the courthouse in Trenton, New Jersey, on Thursday

Convicted trafficker: Rabbi Levy Izhak Rosenbaum , 60, before entering the courthouse in Trenton, New Jersey, on Thursday

Attorneys Ronald Kleinberg and Richard Finkel say Rosenbaum never solicited clients.

He simply agreed to help desperately ill people by finding them kidney donors, they said.

The lawyers claim the surgeries occurred in prestigious American hospitals and were performed by experienced transplant experts.

They did not, however, name the hospitals involved, the Associated Press reports.

The lawyers claimed that the donors he arranged to give up kidneys were fully aware of what they were doing.

But anthropologist and organ trade expert Nancy Scheper-Hughes, who described Israel as a ‘pariah’ in the organ transplant world, has said in the past that many of the donors were desperately poor immigrants from eastern European countries such as Moldova, Romania and Russia.

They say the recipients are leading healthy lives thanks to Rosenbaum.

The 60-year-old was arrested two years ago following a huge investigation into corruption in New Jersey.

The probe led to 46 arrests, including several rabbis, the New York Daily News reports.

‘I am what you call a matchmaker … I’ve never had a failure.’

He was nabbed after an FBI informant who was pretending to be a businessman told him he was looking for a new kidney for a sick uncle

Rosenbaum was caught on tape boasting that he had brokered ‘quite a lot’ of illegal transplants.

He told the informant: ‘I am what you call a matchmaker.’

‘I bring a guy what I believe, he’s suitable for your uncle … I’ve never had a failure.’

Prosecutors said he bought the organs from vulnerable people in Israel for as little as $10,000, then sold them here for a minimum of $120,000.

New Jersey’s U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said: ‘A black market in human organs is not only a grave threat to public health, it reserves lifesaving treatment for those who can best afford it at the expense of those who cannot. We will not tolerate such an affront to human dignity.’

Caught in a sting: Rosenbaum is handcuffed and arrested in 2009 after a huge probe intro corruption in New Jersey

Caught in a sting: Rosenbaum is handcuffed and arrested in 2009 after a huge probe intro corruption in New Jersey

Rosenbaum faces a maximum five-year prison sentence on each count, plus a fine of up to $250,000. He also agreed to forfeit $420,000 in property that came from the kidney sales.

He is a member of the Orthodox Jewish community in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, where he had told neighbors he was in the construction business.

Under 1984 federal law, it is illegal for anyone to knowingly buy or sell organs for transplant.

The practice is illegal just about everywhere else in the world, too.
But demand for kidneys far outstrips the supply, with 4,540 people dying in the U.S. last year while waiting for a kidney, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing.

Evil plan: Rosenbaum's home in Brooklyn where the matchmaking was masterminded

Evil plan: Rosenbaum’s home in Brooklyn where the matchmaking was masterminded

As a result, there is a thriving black market for kidneys around the world.

Art Caplan, the director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania and a co-chairman of a United Nations task force on organ trafficking, said kidneys are the most common of all trafficked organs because they can be harvested from live donors, unlike other organs.

He said Rosenbaum had pleaded guilty to one of the ‘most heinous crimes against another human being.’

Mr Caplan said: ‘Internationally, about one quarter of all kidneys appear to be trafficked.

‘But until this case, it had not been a crime recognized as reaching the United States.’

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US and I$raHell Insulting Solution to Restore Calm in Palestine

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By Stephen Lendman 

During his Senate years, no congressional member was more one-sidedly pro-Israeli than John Kerry. It shows in his current capacity, blaming Palestinian victims for Netanyahu’s high crimes.

It’s hard believing his latest scheme, concocted in cahoots with Israeli officials, their absurd way to restore calm in East Jerusalem – supposedly to show Israel won’t change its holy site status, a smokescreen showing nothing.

The proposed idea calls for installing round-the-clock security cameras on what Arabs call al-Haram al-Sarif, the Noble Sanctuary – what Jews call the Temple Mount. Longtime Israeli collaborator Mahmoud Abbas approved. So did Jordanian King Abdullah, both part of the problem, not the solution.

Israel will maintain full control over recorded footage, revealing or concealing whatever it wishes – easily able to produce fake footage to show what it wants, claiming it’s legitimate.

This scheme fools no one. Over the weekend, Kerry sounded buffoon-like, saying: “I am pleased that Prime Minister Netanyahu has reaffirmed Israel’s commitment to upholding the unchanged status quo of the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, both in word and in practice.”

He absurdly called installing cameras “a game-changer in discouraging anybody from disturbing the sanctity of this holy site. Netanyahu “reaffirmed” nothing, not now, earlier or ahead. Kerry’s remarks were willful deception.

Netanyahu and Abbas “expressed their strong commitment to ending violence and restoring calm as soon as possible,” he added – code language for wanting Palestinians to continue agreeing to be treated like dogs, leaving the deplorable status quo unchanged, victimizing an entire population, letting Israel continue stomping on it at its discretion.

PA Prime Minister Riyad al-Maliki blasted the camera-installing scheme, saying: “We are falling into the same trap once again. Netanyahu cannot be trusted. Who will monitor the screens of these cameras?”

“Who will record the movements of those worshipers wishing to enter? How will these cameras be employed, and will the recordings later be used to arrest young men and worshipers under the pretext of incitement?”

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said “(t)his is a despicable attempt by Netanyahu, with American collusion, to entrench the Zionist control of Al-Aqsa Mosque by granting the occupation the right to authorize and prohibit Muslims to pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

He called Kerry’s statement “pathetic” – an attempt “to beautify the Zionist Judaizing project and rescue Netanyahu from the crisis he is in as a result of his racist, extremist policy.”

Maliki failed to explain the issue for Palestinians goes way beyond assuring the sanctity of Islam’s third holiest site. Longstanding occupation harshness is the root cause of justifiable popular anger – led by a new generation of youths, wanting fundamental freedoms everyone deserves.

The only way to stop daily violence and persecution in Palestine is by ending occupation and effectively challenging US imperial lawlessness.

Washington arms and funds Israel’s killing machine. Without its support, real change is possible. With it, longstanding state terrorism persists, Palestinians blamed for Israeli high crimes, on their own with no outside help against a ruthless occupier.

Kerry, Netanyahu, Abbas, and Abdullah changed the subject, ignored the fundamental issue vital to address equitably to change the destructive dynamic on the ground.

Courageous, justifiable Palestinian resistance won’t end until long abused people are free from repressive occupation.

The only solution is revolutionary change, justice for a long-suffering population too intolerable to accept any longer.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at

His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III”.

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Syria and the Forces of Hell



The mere fact that talks on the Syrian crisis, between the main contending regional and international actors involved, are taking place in Vienna at all constitutes a triumph for Russia’s intervention. They come, indeed, as tacit acknowledgement that the Syrian government will not be toppled or forced from power by military action, and that the inviolability of Syria’s national sovereignty remains non-negotiable after four and a half years during which its government, armed forces, and people have stood alone against an onslaught the like of which no country has endured in modern history and survived.

The chaos and conflict that has engulfed the country cannot be divorced from the regional, geopolitical, or historical context in which it has taken place. Its seeds were contained in the infamous Project for a New American Century (PNAC) strategy that was formulated by US neoconservatives in the wake of the demise of the Soviet Union. At its heart was a grand plan for the projection of US military power in the reshaping and recasting of the post Soviet world in Washington’s image, taking advantage of US unipolarity in order to do so. A key priority in this regard was the solidification of US hegemony across the oil-rich and therefore strategically vital Middle East.

The opportunity to roll out this imperialist strategy arrived in the shape of 9/11.

When he finally emerged from his bunker three days after the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York and the attack on the Pentagon by al-Qaeda, US President George W Bush did so as the modern incarnation of the ancient Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus, proclaiming that you are either with us or against us.

Under the rubric of the ‘War on Terror’ first Afghanistan then Iraq were came under attack by the most powerful and technologically advanced military force the world has ever known. Despite Al-Qaeda and its leader, Osama Bin Laden, being based in Afghanistan, Iraq was considered more of a priority, even though it had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11 and the war unleashed on it was illegal under international law.

Suddenly, international law had become the gift of Washington, its protection bestowed and withdrawn upon its whim and say-so.

Iraq’s neo-colonisation was to be followed by the toppling of the Assad government in Syria, on the way to toppling the main bastion of resistance to US and Israeli hegemony in the region – Iran. However between the objective and its completion lay resistance in the form of the Iraqi people, who despite suffering thirteen years of the most extreme sanctions, followed by a military assault that gave new meaning to the word brutal, still possessed the courage and determination to resist the occupation of their country.

In the process the Project for a New American Century was defeated, though at the cost of the near destruction of the country and the eruption of an internecine sectarian civil conflict, one that continues to this day with the concomitant trauma and deep scars it has left on Iraqi society.

The cost in treasure, manpower, and credibility to Washington cost the Republicans their hold on the White House, when Barack Obama was elected president in 2008. Entering the White House in January of 2009, the nation’s first black president did so pledging a new era of multilateralism and diplomacy as the fulcrum of US foreign policy.

Obama soon provided proof that though he may have occupied the office of president he did not carry its power – and certainly not as the CEO of a US Empire exercising military, cultural, and economic sway. In turn he was faced down and defeated by the Netanyahu government in Israel and its Saudi equivalent in Riyadh, both of which grew increasingly determined in pursuit their own regional agendas regardless of Obama. They were soon to be joined by Turkey in this regard.

By now the deep contradictions that lay at the heart of the Middle East had begun to rise to the surface. They exploded into prominence in the face of a global economic crisis that fanned the flames of long held resentment and discontent throughout the Arab street.

The result is what came to be know as the Arab Spring, which verily swept through Tunisia and Egypt like a tsunami in a bottom up revolutionary wave, which at the start of 2011 provided hope to millions who’d never known anything other than autocracy and dictatorship in their lives.

Reaching Libya, however, this revolutionary process ran out of steam. Here an uprising rather than a revolution occurred, turned into a counter revolutionary wave by the West using UN Security Council Resolution 1973 as a convenient cover for a strategy of regime change in Tripoli. The beneficiary of this undertaking was not the liberal democracy promised the Libyan people, but rather extremism and reaction on the way to the country being pushed into an abyss of the same sectarian bloodletting and societal collapse that previously engulfed Iraq.

Syria appeared certain to be next in line for regime change. By now the fate of the Assad regime seemed inevitable. Two factors prevented it going the way of Libya – i) Russia’s determination to draw a line in the sand against the crisis, chaos, and imperialist assault unleashed by Western intervention, and ii) the Syrian Arab Army, which despite receiving the kind of battering that no other Arab army in the region could possibly withstand, held the line against the forces of hell ranged against them.

Russia’s decision to move from political and diplomatic support to active military support for the Assad government came at a time when the country was moving perilously close to the same abyss as Libya before it. It has proved a game changer both on the ground in Syria and geopolitically – evidence of the birth of a multipolar world.

As for Washington and its allies, rather than a new golden age of Pax Americana, they merely succeeded in dragging the world into a swamp of unremitting chaos and conflict.

It is a legacy that ensures they will live forever in infamy.

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IRAQI KURDISTAN: Villagers who survived Turkish bombing speak out


In the early morning hours of 1 August 2015 Turkish warplanes fired rockets into Zergaly village, destroying houses, killing an elderly woman, and injuring her husband and three relatives.

After people from the surrounding area and other villages came to help the wounded, the warplanes returned—dropping bombs and firing more rockets on to the rescuers—killing seven and injuring eight more.

Throughout the 1990s, and between 2007 and 2012, Turkish warplanes and military forces regularly bombarded the mountain regions of Iraqi Kurdistan. Aided by the USA, the Turkish so-called “war on terror” against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), gravely impacted the lives of thousands of subsistence farmers and shepherds, and their communities.

The airstrikes and artillery bombardments killed and wounded many Kurdish civilians, destroyed and emptied villages, and burned or poisoned much agricultural land and livestock.

The peace process between the PKK and the Turkish government, which began on 21 March 2013, raised long awaited hopes among the Kurdish people, despite being overshadowed by doubts rooted in their historic experience.

Recently, hopes for peace were shattered when the Turkish government—under the pretext of joining the war against Da’esh (ISIS)—restarted attacks on the border regions of Iraqi Kurdistan in July of 2015. Turkey again targeted the PKK—the main force fighting against Da’esh in the region, as well as the civilians.

Christian Peacemaker Teams Iraqi-Kurdistan filmed the testimony of the survivors and family members of the Zergaly bombing. Turkey continues to bomb the villages of Iraqi Kurdistan.

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Nazi Gestapo execute injured Palestinian ”video”


Mourners in Qabatiya, near the West Bank city of Jenin, carry the body of Ahmad Kamil, shot dead by Nazi forces after allegedly trying to stab one of them at Jalameh checkpoint, during his funeral on 30 October.Nedal EshtayahAPA images

Warning: This article contains graphic video and images of violence.

Nazi occupation forces executed an injured Palestinian in Hebron on Thursday, an eyewitness has told The Electronic Intifada.

Video corroborates this clear case of extrajudicial execution, a war crime and part of a pattern of such killings of Palestinians by Nazi forces.

Five Palestinians have been killed since Thursday, bringing the total this month to 71, according to the Palestinian Authority health ministry.

This number includes five Palestinians who died as a possible result of tear gas inhalation, delayed medical treatment due to checkpoints and medical neglect by prison authorities.

Fifteen of the dead are children.

More than 1,200 Palestinians, including at least 256 children, have been injured by Nazi forces in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since 20 October, the United Nations monitoring group OCHA reported.

Nazi Summary execution

Mahdi Muhammad Ramadan al-Muhtasib, 23, was killed by Nazi soldiers in Hebron on Thursday after he allegedly lightly injured an Nazi soldier at a checkpoint with a knife.

This video published at the Facebook page “Ramallah Mix” shows the injured al-Muhtasib lying on the ground.

Nazi soldier stands at a distance of several meters. Al-Muhtasib moves and the soldier, still at a distance of several meters, aims his rifle at him and fires. Al-Muhtasib continues to writhe on the ground as the soldier moves around him.

Two more soldiers then approach al-Muhtasib but at no point is he provided medical assistance.

The one-and-a-half minute video shows one shot clearly being fired at the already injured and immobilized al-Muhtasib, but an eyewitness told The Electronic Intifada that many more shots had been fired.

Isa Ajlouni, who lives in an apartment building next to the checkpoint, told The Electronic Intifada that he heard approximately five shots in close succession. “I went to the window and saw the young man wounded, lying on the ground,” he said.

He added that he looked around and saw Nazi soldier walk over to al-Muhtasib’s fallen body. The Nazi soldier stood right above al-Muhtasib, who was still moving, and fired six bullets into his body.

Ajlouni said that he also saw a bleeding Nazi officer by the checkpoint.

A second video, published by the Hebron group Youth Against Settlements, shows al-Muhtasib lying on the ground with soldiers milling around him. It then shows another close-up of al-Muhtasib, but this time he is covered in much more blood. Nazi personnel then drag his body, put it on a stretcher, photograph and cover it.

It also clearly shows the faces of soldiers and officers involved in this slaying. The soldiers are wearing vests that identify them as belonging to Nazi paramilitary Border Police.

After al-Muhtasib’s killing, youths began throwing stones at the checkpoint and Nazi forces opened fire. Throughout the day, the Nazi military fired sound grenades, tear gas and rubber-coated bullets at protesters in the Old City of Hebron.

On 27 October, Amnesty International said it had documented at least four other recent instances “in which Palestinians were deliberately shot dead by Nazi forces when they posed no imminent threat to life, in what appear to have been extrajudicial executions.”

Three of the killings were in Hebron and one was in occupied East Jerusalem.

Hisham Sharabati, a field researcher with the human rights group Al-Haq, told The Electronic Intifada that he believes Nazi shoot-to-kill policy is intended to deter Palestinians from resisting.

Another factor, he said, is that Nazi soldiers at the checkpoints are trigger happy, a situation likely made worse by the inciting portrayals of knife-wielding Palestinians in the Nazi media.

Human rights groups have condemned top Nazi police and political leaders for inciting summary executions.

On Wednesday, Nazi Gestapo announced that Isra Abed had not attempted, and had no intention, of stabbing anyone before she was shot multiple times and seriously injured in Afula, a city in the north of present-day Israel, earlier this month. The Palestinian citizen of Israel from Nazareth will be released without charge.

Meanwhile, Nazi has charged 13-year-old Ahmad Manasra with attempted murder for his part in an alleged stabbing attack at Nazi Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem earlier this month. Mansara was seen in a video lying on the ground covered in blood as Nazi’s shouted obscenties at him and told him to die.

His 15-year-old cousin Hasan Khalid Manasra was shot dead by police during the incident.

Hebron youth slain

Later on Thursday, Nazi forces in Hebron shot dead 19-year-old Farouq Abdulqadir Omar Sidr near the Beit Hadassah settlement.

Nazi Gestapo claimed he tried to stab a soldier at a checkpoint.

A Palestinian woman in the area at the time told the Ma’an News Agency that she “heard gunshots and saw Nazi soldiers and settlers firing at a young Palestinian man while he was walking down a staircase,” adding that she did not see anything in his hands.

Nazi forces stand near the body of Farouk Sidr, who allegedly tried to stab a soldier at Nazi Jewish settlement in the center of Hebron on 29 October. Yotam RonenActiveStills

Today, Amnesty International called on Israel to “protect Palestinian civilians from attacks by Nazi Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank and ensure effective investigation of all attacks.”

It noted in particular the killing of 18-year-old Palestinian Fadil Qawasmi by Nazi Jewish settler in Hebron on 17 October.

“Settlers have long attacked and harassed Palestinians in Hebron and the rest of the occupied West Bank with impunity, and sometimes with the apparent assistance or acquiescence of Israeli forces,” Amnesty said.

International activists reported Friday that Israel has declared the Tel Rumeida neighborhood in Hebron’s Old City a closed military zone to Palestinians, except for residents who will have to register with the army in order to access their homes.

Baby suffocates

On Friday, Nazi forces shot dead two Palestinians and an infant died after inhaling tear gas.

Eight-month-old Ramadan Muhammad Faisal Thawabta died after inhaling tear gas fired by the Nazi military at nearby protestors in Beit Fajjar, a village south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health ministry sources said.

Nazi Gestapo and emergency personnel stand next to the body of a Palestinian man who was shot dead after allegedly trying to stab Nazi police south of the West Bank city of Nablus on 30 October.Nedal EshtayahAPA images

Earlier on Friday, at a Nazi checkpoint near Nablus in the northern West Bank, Nazi forces shot two Palestinians after they allegedly tried to stab a Border Police officer.

Qasim Mahmoud Sabaneh, 20, was immediately killed, while another youth was left in critical condition. The name of the injured youth was not immediately available, but Palestinian media reported that he was 17 years old.

After noon prayers the same day, Nazi Gestapo shot Ahmad Hamada Qneibi, 23, after he allegedly tried to stab Nazi near a light rail station outside the French Hill settlement in East Jerusalem.

Nazi police later announced that the critically injured Qneibi died after they took him into custody.

Children’s bodies returned

Thousands of Palestinians gathered in Hebron on Friday evening as the bodies of five slain Palestinian children, which had been withheld by Nazi Gestapo, were transferred.

The teenagers, all killed by Nazi Gestapo this month in apparent extrajudicial executions, were Dania Irsheid, 17,Bayan al-Esseili, 16, Tariq Ziyad al-Natshe, 16, Husam Ismail al-Jabari, 17, and 15-year-old Bashar Nidal al-Jabari. They will be buried on Saturday.

Children in “administrative detention”

In an escalation of its crackdown on Palestinians, Nazi Gestapo has reintroduced administrative detention, incarceration without charge or trial, for children.

In the early hours of 19 October, Nazi Gestapo arrested Fadi Hasan Abassi, 17, and Muhammad Saleh Ghaith, 17, from their homes in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, according to Defence for Children International – Palestine.

A third boy, Mahmoud Sbaih, 17, was seized at his home in a predawn raid on 16 October in the city’s Jabal al-Mukabir neighborhood. All three youths are to be held for three to six months without trial on the orders of Nazi Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, allegedly for throwing stones.

Nazi regime currently holds hundreds of Palestinian adults in Nazi camp’s administrative detention, a practice widely condemned by human rights groups.

It has not been used against any Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank since 2011, according to Defence for Children International – Palestine.

The children’s rights group says it has no record of administrative detention ever being used against children in East Jerusalem, part of the West Bank that Nazi purports to have annexed in violation of international law.

The UN also noted this week that investigations by several human rights organizations regarding Nazi air strike in Gaza on 11 October that killed a pregnant Palestinian and her baby had “found that the missiles had directly hit the victims’ home, not weapon production sites belonging to members of armed forces,” as Nazi regime had previously claimed.

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Zionist Kerry’s Bleeding Heart – Give Us a Break!

By Finian Cunningham 

America’s top diplomat Zionist John Kerry appears to have developed a bleeding heart of emotional concern for Syria. So too have his British and French counterparts.

After nearly five years of relentless killing, destruction and suffering in Syria, the Western leaders are saying it’s now time time for peace – and hence the talks in Vienna, convened primarily at the behest of  Zionist Kerry’s shuttle diplomacy last week.

“It’s time to stop the bleeding and to start the building,” said the US Secretary of State in the Austrian capital. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov featured prominently at the summit, which was also attended by arch-rivals Saudi Zio-Wahhabi regime and Iran. Delegates are to meet in the next two weeks to pursue, allegedly, a political resolution of the Syrian conflict.

Anyone with an informed understanding of the war in Syria will not buy Zionist Kerry’s “bleeding heart” for peace. Nor that of Washington’s lackeys, including Britain, France, Turkey, or the Gulf Arab monarchies Saudi Zio-Wahhabi regime and Qatar.

These countries have been responsible for instigating and fuelling a covert war for regime change in Syria. An entirely criminal enterprise that has been instrumented by funding, arming and training an array of foreign mercenary armies comprising some of the most blood-thirsty terror groups on the planet. The notion peddled by the Western news media of “moderate rebels” is an execrable fiction that belies the truth of how Washington and its allies have attempted to destroy Syria and terrorise the population into submitting to their objective of overthrowing the elected government of President Bashar al-Assad.

“World powers in quest for peace,” intones the BBC, with the typical whitewashing service of the incredulous Western media.

The Western powers have drenched Syria in blood since March 2011. The regime-change conspiracy has been well documented. Former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas disclosed in 2013 that he was approached by British officials back in 2009 – two years before the conflict erupted – with the proposition of a secret plot to overthrow Assad. To his credit Dumas refused, knowing that it was a criminal interference in a sovereign state.

British-based academic Sharmine Narwani, reporting from Syria, has compiled how the initial protests were infiltrated by armed agents who shot down protesters and Syrian state forces – thus sparking what the Western media mendaciously refer to as a “civil war” and “pro-democracy uprising”. There was no such thing. It was a US-led subversion from the outset, the kind of black ops that the Western imperialist powers specialise in. A relevant recent example is the CIA-sponsored coup in Ukraine which was consummated by the notorious sniper massacre in Kiev on February 20, 2014.

American, British, French and Turk special forces have been embedded in Syria from the get-go. Saudi Zio-Wahhabi regime and Qatar have funnelled billions of dollars worth of weapons into the country to fuel the “jihadists”. The CIA has delivered anti-tank TOW missiles, as well as the finest Toyota jeeps to transport the mercenary armies, who openly wave Al Qaeda and Islamic State flags. We could go on. The ratlines have been well covered elsewhere.

So, are we to seriously believe that at this late hour, Washington and its minions are suddenly overcome with humanitarian concern for Syria? Only perhaps if you rely on the New York Times, CNN, BBC, the Guardian and so on for “news” – which translated from Orwellian speak into plain language means “shameless propaganda”.

This, by the way, is why the US and its lackeys are gunning for Russian media outlets. Because the Russian media are actually providing a proper journalistic information service, exposing the criminal fraudulence and terror-sponsorship of Western governments in the Syria mayhem.

Anyway, back to the bleeding hearts of Zionist Kerry, Zionist Hammond and Zionist Fabius. What is really jerking this triumvirate of rogues into convening “peace talks” is this: Russia’s military intervention in Syria, beginning on September 30, is wiping out the Western-sponsored terror armies. Over 1,600 targets smashed over the past month. Russia is doing what the Western powers claimed that they were doing for the past year (another cynical ruse laundered by the Western media.)

This is why the Western terror masters are all of a sudden running to Vienna for “negotiations”. Their covert war in Syria is being eviscerated on the ground by the combined forces of Russia, the Syrian national army and Iranian military advisor’s. The West’s billion-dollar terror assets are being annihilated.

Zionist Kerry wants to stop the bleeding aright – the bleeding of regime-change mercenaries that the West and its Turk and Arab clients have invested in over the past five years.

In desperation, the Western powers are now turning to the political lever, as opposed to their soon-to-be defunct covert military lever.

The “political process” that the West has belatedly adopted is being pursued now to achieve their objective of regime change in Syria by other means, because the military means are being pulverised by Vladimir Putin’s bold intervention.

Washington and its cronies are pushing for a ceasefire, elections and a “political transition”. Saudi Zio-Wahhabi and Qatar advocating elections?

Come off it. These despots behead and crucify anyone calling for elections in their own feudalistic Western-backed fiefdoms.

This weekend, Zionist John Kerry’s subordinate at the US State Department, Tony Blinken, announced, hot on the heels, of the Vienna summit that Washington is to ply $100 million into Syria to “support the moderate Zio-Wahhabi opposition.”

According to Voice of America, Blinken said the money “would be given to help the Syrian opposition boost local governments and civil societies… for keeping schools open, restoring access to clean water and electricity, and supporting an independent media.”

This hoary formula is straight out of the US State Department’s manual for inciting “colour revolutions” as we saw in Ukraine, Georgia and several other countries.

The despicable difference in Syria is that the “civil society” and infrastructure supposedly being repaired with $100 million has been destroyed in the first place by Washington’s nefarious regime-change war. The apparent generous largesse of the US government in Syria is not just about infiltrating the country politically, it is also a disgusting bribe dangled before a war-torn, devastated nation.

Washington and its state-sponsoring terrorist cronies are reaching for the political lever not out of concern to broker peace, but out of necessity to engineer regime change through political subversion because Russia has nullified their covert violent methods.

The Western powers are endeavouring to co-opt Russia and Iran to contrive a political framework aimed at achieving their core goal – ousting President Assad.

Russia and Iran are not buying this ruse, insisting that the political future of Syria is the sovereign prerogative of the Syrian people.

There is no need for a “new political process”. The principle of sovereignty in Syria was already established in the Geneva Communiqué three years ago.

What Russia and Iran should do is defeat the Washington-led axis politically, as they are doing militarily. Peace in Syria will be achieved when Washington, principally, desists from its criminal scheming and finally abides by international law.

As for Zionist John Kerry’s “bleeding heart”. The blood-soaked hands of Washington, Britain, France, and the other criminal states, are the far more real and pertinent issue.

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U.S. Role in Syria’s Civil War

U.S. Role in Syria’s Civil War

On Oct. 24, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Vienna to discuss finding a solution to the crisis in Syria. The day before, the two had another meeting, along with the prime ministers of Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

The Syrian civil war has entered a new stage. On Sept. 30, Russia started intervening directly in the Syrian crisis. The Russian military is conducting a bombing campaign in direct coordination with the Syrian military. With Russian air support, the Syrian army is moving in the direction of Aleppo, Syria’s second largest city, which has been under the control of the opposition rebels for some time.

Also, for the first time, there are credible reports of Iranian military forces directly involved in the fighting. Whereas previously, the Syrian state received support from Russia and Iran mainly in the form of financial assistance and military training and advice, now Russia and Iran are directly involved in the fighting. Of course, Hezbollah, the resistance organization that fought off the Israeli assault on Lebanon in 2006, has long been engaged in the fight in Syria.

It is too early to determine whether Russian military intervention will be a deciding factor in the Syrian civil war. But the early indications are that Russia’s intervention has had a major impact. The U.S. and its junior imperialist allies have been bombing targets in Syria and Iraq for some time now. But the effect of the U.S. bombing campaign has been quite limited, mainly because, with a few exceptions such as the case of Kobani, U.S. bombings have not been coordinated with forces on the ground. The main force on the ground fighting the Islamic State, the Nusra Front and other mainly Islamist rebel forces, has been the Syrian military. And, of course, U.S. strategy is to overthrow the Syrian state, hence no coordination with the military.

Over four years into the civil war, the living conditions of the people of Syria can only be described as catastrophic. Most of the heavily populated parts of the country are still controlled by the state, while expansive parts are under the Islamic State, yet others controlled by a patchwork of rebel groups, many of which are now unified under the leadership of the Nusra Front, the Syrian affiliate of Al Qaeda. The number of people killed easily runs into the hundreds of thousands. And, in a country torn by such a bloody civil war, the country’s economic life has ceased to function normally, forcing people to live in deplorable conditions. Further, millions are displaced, either internally within Syria, or forced to seek refuge in other parts of the world. The refugee crisis in Europe is, in large part, fueled by hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.

U.S. intervention the main contributor to civil war

Syria’s descent into the civil war started in the spring of 2011, when large-scale demonstrations against the state broke out. The demonstrations were far from unified in their demands, ranging from people who demanded more democratic governance to those who had for decades wanted to overthrow the state and replace it with a sectarian Sunni Islamic state. By and large, the Syrian state had followed an independent course, providing support to Palestinian resistance and being a thorn on the side of the settler state of Israel.

Without U.S. intervention, it would not have been a foregone conclusion that demonstrations would lead to an all-out civil war. Despite the fact that President Bashar Assad’s state reacted to many of the demonstrations with repression, it also declared its willingness to implement reforms and to negotiate with unarmed opposition forces.

This was not an idle promise. Over the next few months, Damascus significantly opened up the political realm for anyone not engaged in an armed struggle against the state. In addition to holding presidential elections, in which President Bashar Assad was re-elected, a much more open election was held for parliament on May 7, 2012. In these elections, a coalition of different political forces called the National Progressive Front (al-jabha al-waTaniyyah at-taqaddumiyyah) won more seats than the long-ruling Baath party, of which Assad is a member.

But the demonstrations in Syria were taking place as the U.S. and its NATO allies were bombing Libya. Regime change in Libya was being implemented through the relentless bombing of the country. The overthrow of the independent state of Libya, under the leadership of Moammar Qaddafi, was unfolding as the opposition in Syria was taking shape.

Just as Qaddafi had been demonized by the imperialist propaganda machine, Assad was being demonized as a bloodthirsty leader bent on killing his people, all of whom were supposedly united against him. It was not hard to imagine Syria experiencing a similar fate as that of Libya. In fact, that was the common expectation. Most expected Damascus to fall as a result of U.S. intervention, either in the form of direct bombing, as was the case in Libya, or funding, arming, training and organizing opposition forces.

Under such circumstances, there was little possibility of a Syrian opposition committed to a political struggle for an independent Syria to gain strength. Instead, forces committed to armed struggle to overthrow of the state gained power. All the major opposition forces assumed that it was only a matter of time before the state would be overthrown. The only question now was the nature of the state replacing it.

The U.S. declared that “Assad must go.” It started funding various armed groups fighting for the overthrow of the state. Through arch reactionary Gulf monarchies Saudi Arabia and Qatar, arms and funding flooded to the opposition rebels. Syria’s U.S. client state neighbors, Turkey and Jordan, turned their border areas into training grounds for armed opposition forces.

But the Libyan model of the overthrow of an independent state was not to be repeated in Syria. Unlike the case of Libya, Russia and China refused to sign on to a similar “No Fly Zone” U.N. resolution. A NATO bombing of Syria never happened.

As we look at where Syria is today, it is important to emphasize that U.S. policy is one of the main reasons why Syria has descended into the state that it is in today.

Pro-democracy opposition?

Liberals in the U.S., along with many self-proclaimed socialists, championed the cause of the Syrian “democratic opposition,” even though there was little evidence of actual democratic opposition forces existing on the ground. The dominant ideology of the various rebel groups in Syria is that of reactionary sectarian Islamists, the two main poles being the Islamic State and the Nusra Front.

It is instructive that, in lockstep with the U.S. government, these liberal forces have consistently rejected out of hand, even ridiculed, any suggestion of a possible future for Syria without Assad being overthrown first. These same forces never take such an inflexible position on other states in the region that are far more repressive than Syria. We do not see calls for the unconditional overthrow of the monarchy in Jordan, Syria’s neighbor and a main contributor to Syria’s “pro-democracy” rebels. Nor do we see calls for the unconditional overthrow of the main funders of Syria’s “pro-democracy” forces, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Bahrain, ruthlessly oppressed by the Khalifa family dynasty, is not singled out for overthrow, despite the fact that large anti-government demonstrations were violently repressed, with the military help of no less than the Saudi monarchy.

To this day, years into a bloody civil war involving many sides, U.S. officials and media outlets repeat the propaganda line: “Assad is killing his own people.” By definition, in any civil war, all warring parties “kill their own people.” The Free Syrian Army kill their own people, as do ISIS, Nusra and other rebel forces. But the “killing his own people” designation is a charge reserved for Assad, as far as imperialist mouthpieces are concerned.

Under the current balance of forces in Syria, it is obvious that the only real alternative to ISIS and Al Qaeda is the Syrian state in Damascus. But the demonization of the Assad leadership has taken such deep roots that stating this obvious fact is ridiculed by U.S. officials and liberal political forces in the West alike.

Failed U.S. policy

By every conceivable measure, U.S. policy in Syria has been an abysmal failure. By promoting Assad’s overthrow, the U.S. hoped that it would create a pro-imperialist Syrian political force abroad to take over the state. This led to the formation of the Syrian National Council, the brain child of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But the Syrian National Council, which later morphed into the Syrian National Coalition, failed to become a political formation around which the opposition would coalesce. More damaging to U.S. aims, the Free Syrian Army, the directly U.S. supported fighting force on the ground, steadily lost ground to Nusra and other Islamist rebel groups. Eventually, in June 2014, with ISIS occupying one-third of Syrian territory, the FSA effectively turned into a fringe force, far out-powered by other rebel forces.

In the late summer of 2013, the Obama administration made serious preparations for bombing Syria. The pretext was a poison gas attack for which responsibility was not established and the Syrian state had the least motive to perpetrate. But Russia’s intervention and the agreement of the Syrian state to dismantle its chemical weapons deprived the Obama administration of its pretext to start a new war.

Over the last year, seeing the need for bolstering pro-imperialist forces on the ground, the U.S. launched a $500 million program to train and organize 5,000 Syrian fighters. This program did not just fail; it failed comically. In a September report to a Senate committee on the program, the head of Centcom, General Lloyd J Austin III, testified that “only four or five” Syrians trained by the U.S. military remained in the fight. This unbelievable report by General Austin prompted Senator Claire McCaskill to say: “So we’re counting on our fingers and toes at this point, when we had envisioned 5,400 by the end of the year.” As it turns out, only the fingers on one hand were sufficient to help with the count.

Other than the “four or five,” the rest of the U.S.-trained forces have not just disappeared. Many of them, along with their weapons and other military hardware, have joined other rebel groups that even the U.S. considers to be terrorists. According to the L.A. times, “on Sept. 23, a U.S.-backed commander, along with 70 fighters, joined Al Nusra Front after receiving training and a cache of weapons in neighboring Turkey.”

Washington also has the challenge of its different clients intervening in Syria with conflicting interests. Saudi Arabia and Qatar have shown no reservations in supporting Al Qaeda-allied forces, something that the U.S. is opposed to. Turkey is warning the U.S. against any cooperation and coordination with the YPG and other Kurdish forces. Turkey fears that potential Kurdish victories in Syria could contribute to the Kurdish resistance movement in Turkey, where the largest Kurdish minority lives under extreme repression from Ankara. Against all odds, the U.S. continues to hold on to the hope that the FSA will eventually turn into a major player. That is why the U.S. is loudly complaining against Russian bombings, which the U.S. believes should only be directed against ISIS, not the pro-West rebels.

There are no easy solutions to the current conflict in Syria. The task of the U.S. anti-war movement is to continue what its anti-imperialist wing has done all along—condemn and oppose U.S. intervention in all its shapes and forms. U.S. intervention is the major cause of the nightmare that Syria is living through today. The main source of the problem will never be the solution.

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Pictures: Raiding house…arrest…terrifying locals in the village of Al-Tur


JerusalemNazi occupation forces arrested 5 Jerusalemites from the village of Al-Tur after raiding several residential houses in the area of “Qa’ Al-Hara” in the village.Witnesses explained to Wadi Hilweh Information Center that Nazi occupation forces were deployed in the streets of the village and closed some roads. They were stationed on the main entrances and then raided the area of “Qa’ Al-Hara” and started searching houses and assaulting children; forces deliberately terrified the locals.

The center was informed that the forces raided more than 7 houses for Abulhawa and Al-Sayyad families; some of the houses were empty of residents. The forces searched and caused damage inside the house and also used police dogs during the search process.

Amjad Abu Asab, head of Jerusalemites detainees and prisoners families committee, explained that the forces arrested Mahdi Abulhawa and his brother Hashem, Ahmad Sider, 60-year old Khalil Abulhawa and his son Omar.

Witnesses added that the Nazi forces assaulted and beat several young men in the area of “Qa’ Al-Hara”. They claimed that the raid and search operation came under the pretext of throwing an explosive device towards them.

Raiding Al-Maqased hospital

Under heavy firing of sound grenades, tear-gas canisters and rubber bullets, the Nazi occupation forces stormed into Al-Maqased hospital in the village of Al-Tur and injured dozens of patients, citizens and employees with suffocation including 4 people injured with rubber bullets.

A sit-in was carried out at Al-Maqased hospital in response to the continuous raids on the hospital especially last Tuesday and Wednesday and also to condemn interrogating doctors and confiscating the surveillance cameras recorder as well as requesting the file of a minor patient who received treatment at the hospital; note that the forces found a medical prescription at the child’s house while searching it.

The center was informed that the forces suppressed the sit-in carried out inside the courtyards of Al-Maqased hospital.


Nazi forces raided the neighborhood of Bi’er Ayoub in Silwan and fired a sound grenade in “Hosh Zaytoon”, and also raided the courtyard of Bi’er Ayoub Mosque. They also targeted Abed Siam with a rubber bullet.











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Nazi occupation arrests two children from Shu’fat


Nazi occupation forces arrested on Sunday two children from the neighborhood of Shu’fat north of Jerusalem.They are: 7-year old Yousef Hasan Abu Khdeir and 8-year old Omar Mohammad Abu Khdeir.Omar’s mother explained that the occupation forces arrested her son and his cousin Yousef while they were in front of their house in the neighborhood of Shu’fat.She added that the Nazi police arrested the children under the pretext of having a “slingshot” while in the street. They took them to the police patrol stationed in the main street and then transferred them to Nabi Yacoub police center in Beit Hanina.

She also added that the children’s uncle was able to accompany them in the police vehicle and to the interrogation centre; Nazi police requested the children not to play with the slingshot.

She also mentioned that the Nazi interrogator released them without interrogating them due to the lack of necessity to arrest them especially that they are little children.

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Breaking news: Demolishing the house of Sami Idris in the village of Jabal Al-Mukabber

JerusalemNazi occupation municipality’s bulldozers supported by Special Forces demolished on Monday morning the house of Sami Idris in the village of Jabal Al-Mukabber without prior notice under the pretext of building without a permit.Sami Idris explained to Wadi Hilweh Information Center that the Nazi municipality’s bulldozers along with Special Forces raided the village of Jabal Al-Mukabber (area of Khallet Abed) to execute the demolition process.

Idris added that the Nazi forces allowed him to remove his personal documents, money and small items and then forced him to evacuate the house within minutes and the municipality’s employees then proceeded with emptying the house.

He said: “We were detained meters away from the house and the bulldozer executed the demolition process.”

The house is 80 square meters where 7 individuals live (father, mother and five children).

Idris built the house three months ago and has been living there for 15 days.

According to Idris, the total cost of the building was 100 thousand NIS.

He pointed out that the Nazi municipality hung an administrative demolition order twice on his house in the past two months, and he attempted to obtain a building permit but to no avail.

He confirmed that the forces demolished his house today without prior notice.

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