Archive | December 2nd, 2015

Zionist Jonathan Pollard: Investment Banker


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1.Poor Jonathan Pollard.  After 30 years in prison he has finally been released and no doubt he will soon be in Israel where all sorts of goodies await him.

Sheldon Adelson’s newspaper reports that the stipulations for Pollard’s release are not kosher in any way, shape or form. For example he has to wear a GPS tracking device and any computer network he is associated with must agree to be the subject of US government surveillance – a pretty cool idea and you’ll see why if you continue reading.

But I want to digress for a moment.

Burt Prelutsky has just put out an article calling for all of Mecca to be bombed into oblivion. This article is a beautiful example of the coming together of Zionist lies and insane right-wing American politics.  A coincidence of interests which is very much supported by lying and very very very rich Zionists.  And Prelutsky, who loves to write about what it’s like to be a Jew and a conservative, engages here in his own form of taqiyya by pretending that he thinks Christianity is so wonderful.

“Unlike Christianity which says that we should treat others as we would wish to be treated, to love our neighbors as ourselves and to be our brother’s keeper, Islam’s message is a threat: Convert or perish.”

And of course, “convert or perish” is a perfectly-placed falsehood. His goal is to continue to instill hatred for Islam and Muslims among the general population of this country so they will continue to support American involvement in doing Israel’s dirty work. But back to our friend Jonathan.

The Adelson rag has a nice quote about how tough it will be for Jonathan to live while under constant threat of being killed by a drone – sorry, while being carefully watched by the US government that he betrayed.

“Lawyers have noted that these conditions make Pollard virtually unemployable, and he can hardly speak to anyone for fear of being quoted by the press.”

Oops.  But Haaretz reports that he already has a job.  Yup, he has a job with an investment firm in New York.  The firm is not named, but I’m sure the firm is owned by a bunch of Salafis with beards down to their knees.

Here’s a nice quote from the Haaretz piece. Shas Party members please be aware that the red highlighting is done by today’s guest editor, Michael Collins Piper, who I’m channelling through via a new iPhone app the tuyuur here at Mantiq al-Tayr created.

“There is no basis whatsoever to treat Mr. Pollard in that manner, and doing so is vindictive and cruel, as well as unlawful,” lawyers Eliot Lauer and Jacques Semmelman said.

Pollard has said he wants to immigrate to Israel where his second wife, Esther, lives, and where he can expect to receive substantial Israeli government back-pay. He was granted Israeli citizenship while in prison. 

Isn’t it kind of cool that this unnamed investment firm, probably has a name like “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Sons,” will now be subject to government monitoring of its computer systems?  Imagine what they might find.  Maybe they’ll find something like another record breaking hack into financial records as happened here.  Yup, hundreds of millions in profit.

So my prediction is that the restrictions will be lifted, because if that firm gets monitored lots of people could probably go to jail. But no doubt that firm and its lawyers have access to tons of stuff that’s used to blackmail government officials and representatives.  It will be fun to watch this.

2. ISIS is a bit of an enigma, isn’t it?  Amidst all the talk about how it is a self sustaining entity, that its funds come from within and not from without, talk which  I  have long believed is pretty much bullshit, I have wondered why this myth would be perpetuated by the mass media and the government.  My own rule of beak here at Mantiq al-Tayr is that if the main stream media and the government are constantly pushing the same thing then it is probably bullshit and at least some of it will have that nice Zionist spicy taste added to it.

One thing that I can’t help but harp on in this regard is that ISIS never attacks Israel and the fact that ISIS leadership states that its number one enemy is the Shi’a.  Hmm. I guess that is two things. In light of the Zio-Saudi alliance against Iran, that makes a lot of sense.

Here’s an article that helps make may case for me, sparing me lots of work. Give it a read and think about it.

3. I’m just getting back into blogging and I’m going to ease into it. Therefore,  many posts will be shorter in the early stages. After a while I’ll get into more detail.

4. It’s video time.

I’ve always loved Steve Martin. Here he plays an evocative tune he wrote entitled “The Great Remember” and he says it is for a friend of his named Nancy. Here is a review of the album which mentions the song and why he did not give “The Great Remember”  lyrics.  All of the tuyuur here at Mantiq al-Tayr are glad he made that choice. It makes the music more powerful.  Nancy is Nancy Short, the late wife of Martin Short.  While I prefer the version that is on the album called “Rare Bird Alert” (you knew there was an aviary theme in here somewhere), the solo version Steve does is more than sufficient.

So this is for a little angel I know. Go to the 42 second mark to hear Steve Martin start playing.  For me, this song is always just a mind’s eye – and ear – away.

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Malala vs. Diana: Western media’s double standards

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Dear Editor,
Here is a prime example of Western media’s double standards and bias when covering the victims of terror abroad. You do not have to look beyond the shooting of Malala Yousafzia and Diana Ershied.
Malala was the 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot with one bullet to the head by a Taliban terrorist when she was coming back from school. Everyone including approximately every world leader condemned that terrorist attack. Malala got to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace and the U.S. President at the White House. She also received a Nobel peace prize, 10 other high-profile awards, a lot of world media attention, and tons of honorary degrees. She was shot on October 2012, whereas Diana was shot on October 2015.
Meanwhile, when a 17-year-old Palestinian girl Diana was killed by a member of the terrorist Israeli Defense Forces who riddled her body with 8-10 bullets as she was on her way to school last October at an Israeli checkpoint in Hebron, Palestine. Israel held her remains for two weeks denying her proper Islamic burial which takes place within 24 hours following death. 250,000 people attended her funeral. Diana was also a schoolgirl like Malala, but condemnation from world leaders was zero. Media coverage was zero. There was also No ‘Je suis Diana’ for her – only for Parisians.
Mahmoud El-Yousseph

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A tribute to Sam Moyo – a giant of agrarian studies


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Ian Scoones

In Zimbabwe’s land debate nearly everyone at different times disagreed with him, but they all listened. Whether inside the state and party, among opposition groups or with the World Bank and other donors, no one could ignore what Sam had to say.

Professor Sam Moyo, director of the African Institute of Agrarian Studies, and a giant of agrarian studies has died tragically as a result of a car accident in New Delhi. This is a terrible loss for Zimbabwe, Africa and the world. Sam had a massive intellect and a deep knowledge of agrarian issues, especially in Zimbabwe. He argued strongly for land reform throughout his career and was always an advocate for radical alternatives that challenged oppression and exploitation in whatever form.

I first got to know Sam in the 1980s, when he was working at the Zimbabwe Institute for Development Studies, then a think tank linked to the President’s office. As a PhD student interested in similar themes, he was always welcoming and encouraging, as he has been to so many others since (see this from Alex Magaisa posted over the weekend). Over the years we have had many, many conversations: always challenging, always inspiring. We did not always agree, but I have always massively respected his commitment, integrity and intellectual depth.

Certainly in the last 15 years, as the debate around Zimbabwe’s controversial land reform has continued, Sam’s contributions – and those of his colleagues at AIAS – have been essential. Their district level study published in 2009 preceded our book, and set the stage for a more mature, empirically-informed debate that (sometimes) has followed.

Sam has often been inaccurately pigeon-holed as being on one ‘side’ or another. But his scholarship is far more sophisticated than this. In Zimbabwe’s land debate nearly everyone at different times disagreed with him, but they all listened. Whether inside the state and party, among opposition groups or with the World Bank and other donors, no one could ignore what Sam had to say. And his influence in seeking a more sensible line has been enormous.

But Sam’s scholar activism was not just focused on Zimbabwe. He was frequently invited by governments, social movements and others around the world, and particularly in southern Africa. His experiences in Nigeria, teaching at Calabar and Port Harcourt universities, were influential too, giving him a wider perspective than many. His on-going contributions to South Africa’s land debates have been important also, as he shared Zimbabwe’s lessons. More broadly still, he was central to a wider engagement with agrarian studies from the global South, offering a challenge to those who argued that the classical agrarian question is dead. From the perspective of peasants, social movements and struggles across the global South, it certainly is not.

Together with Paris Yeros in Brazil and Praveen Jha in India, and as part of a wider collective of Southern scholars linked to the journal Agrarian South, he has made the case for a revived agrarian studies, in the context of land grabs and intensifying capitalist exploitation across rural areas.

Sam’s intellectual leadership has inspired many. He was recently president of Codesria, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, and was a director of the Southern African Regional Institute for Policy Studies (SARIPS) for a period. Since being established in 2002, AIAS in Harare has become a centre for training and research, with the annual summer schools attracting researchers, activists and others from across Africa.

Earlier he was involved with ZERO, the Harare-based regional environment organisation, together with Yemi Katerere; another organisation that attracted young researchers who established their careers under Sam’s guidance. Like all the organisations he has been involved with, ZERO was ahead of the game, set up when few were thinking about the connections between environment and development. And, as with AIAS, Codesria, SARIPS and ZIDS, it mixed solid research, with a deep political commitment to social justice and equality.

With the passing of Sam we have lost a giant. I will miss our intense conversations on his veranda in Borrowdale, as we tested out our ideas and findings on each other, and he smoked furiously. I was always a few steps behind Sam, and it took me days to digest the content of our lengthy exchanges. But they have always been important and formative, even when we disagreed. This is a terribly sad moment and this tribute has been difficult to write.

So thanks Sam for your friendship, inspiration and commitment. You will be very sorely missed.

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Rwanda: Litigating for compensation for the acquitted


Beth S. Lyons

Alarmingly, it appears that the presumption of guilt is alive and well in international justice. Will this presumption be allowed to continue to smother the right to be presumed innocent? Will violations of human rights principles of fair trial be remedied? The successful survival of international justice depends on the answers.

When Major F. X. Nzuwonemeye, one of the Co-Accused in the “Military II” case at the ICTR, was acquitted by the Appeals Chamber in February 2014, he had already served 2/3rds of the 20-year sentence which had been imposed by the Trial Chamber. [1] In most jurisdictions, the completion of 2/3rds of the sentence makes the person eligible for release. The legal grounds for acquittal included a fair trial violation of notice, as well as evidentiary errors by the Trial Chamber. Major Nzuwonemeye is now living in a “safe house” in Arusha, Tanzania, because no country where he can safely live has accepted him. See my posting at .

At the time of his acquittal, the client had already served the punishment for the crimes for which he was acquitted. On its face, this is a grave and manifest miscarriage of justice. It should be a given that an international tribunal would remedy this violation of human rights.

But this did not happen. In August 2015, the MICT (which replaced the ICTR and ICTY) dismissed our Motion for Compensation and Damages for lack of jurisdiction. The complete pleadings are available on the MICT website at They include the Defence Motion and Additional Submissions, the Prosecution’s Response and Additional Submissions and Decisions, between February and August 2015.

Unfortunately, the denial of compensation to Major Nzuwonemeye and other acquitted persons was not unexpected. No compensation has been granted except in one ICTR case: Rwamakuba was awarded $2000 for a breach of his right to counsel. This pittance effectively ridicules the violation of his rights.

Although there is no legal right to compensation in the Tribunal’s Statute, appellate jurisprudence unequivocally holds that there is an obligation to provide effective remedies for human rights violations. Therefore, if the Tribunal decided to provide compensation as a remedy to those who were acquitted, it would figure out a way.

In fact, in 2000, the Presidents of the ICTY and ICTR, Judge Jorda and Judge Pillay, requested that the Statutes for the ad hoc tribunals be amended to include the competency for compensation in three situations: a) when a person has been acquitted; b) when there has been a violation resulting from wrongful arrest, prosecution or conviction; c) unlawful detention. This never happened.

The failure to provide a financial remedy to the acquitted cements the well-known notion that the possibility of acquittal was never envisioned by the Tribunal. A spokesman for the ICTR, then ICTR Deputy Registrar Everard O’Donnell explained:

The simple fact is—and there is some truth in this particular fact—that no proper provision was made for acquittal at the beginning of the setting up of the Tribunal. That much is a fact, and it’s one that we have been struggling with in the registry ever since. There was no budget for dealing with acquitted persons.[2]

I do not think that the absence of compensation in the ICTR or ICTY Statutes was an oversight, or an act of negligence. Rather, it objectively illustrates that the presumption of guilt is alive and well in international justice.

Will the presumption of guilt be allowed to continue to smother the right to be presumed innocent? Will violations of human rights principles of fair trial be remedied? The successful survival of international justice depends on the answers.

* Beth S. Lyons served as a defense counsel in three cases at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania. Her review of Professor Nancy Amoury Combs’ book, Fact-Finding Without Facts: The Uncertain Evidentiary Foundations of International Criminal Convictions, was published in the Journal of Genocide Research in September 2011. This article originally appeared on IntLawGrrls on 21 November 2015.


[1] Major Nzuwonemeye was represented at trial and on appeal by Lead Counsel Chief Charles A. Taku and Co-Counsel Beth S. Lyons.

[2] International Symposium, Geneva, ‘International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: Model or Counter Model for International Criminal Justice? The Perspectives of the Stakeholders’, Session 4, Geneva, 10 July 2009, p 12. Available at

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Is stability ever going to return to Mali?


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Cameron Duodu

In the light of the recent attack at Bamako’s Radisson Blu Hotel, Cameron Duodu looks at the context of Malian political instability, and how French involvement needs to be re-strategized if it is to have a positive impact.

At around 0700 local time in Bamako, Mali, on Friday, 20 November 2015, ten armed men, some driving in a black Toyota 4 x 4 SUV, entered Bamako’s poshest hotel, the Radisson Blu.

They managed to enter the hotel with ease because their vehicle had diplomatic number plates, which would have been familiar to the hotel’s security staff (such as it was), because the Blu is the hotel of choice for all important visitors, especially diplomats, airline staff and NGO personnel.

The Radisson Blu Hotel is located west of Bamako city centre. It provides what is described as “upscale lodging”, and is close to many government offices and business sites. It has 190 rooms and suites.

In a Media Statement made at 12:00 GMT, on 20 November 2015, the Belgian HQ of the chain that owns the Radisson Blu carried this announcement on its website: “We are closely following the hostage-taking incident that is taking place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Bamako. According to our latest information 124 guests and 13 employees are still in the building. Our highest concern is the safety of all our guests and employees in the hotel. We are in constant contact with the authorities there and will share further information when we have it.”

The statement made no mention of the 80 hostages who had been released, although by saying that 137 people were “still” in the hotel, it implied that some people who had been in the building were no longer there. The statement made no mention of the three people who, according to media reports, had been killed during the attack.

There were fears that more casualties might occur before the hotel was completely evacuated, for Malian security personnel had entered the hotel and were carrying out a two-pronged “engagement’ with the attackers, partly through peaceful negotiation, and partly through a show of superior force. (Usually “rescuers” tend to kill more hostages than the hostage-takers.) Meanwhile, no organisation had claimed responsibility for the hostage-taking. The final death toll has now been put at 21.

In the context of the recent attack in Paris in which 129 people were killed, it might be assumed that the attack in Mali was a sort of “sympathetic” strike carried out in solidarity with the murderers who brought havoc to Paris. But this need not be the case, for the French have been helping Malian central governments to battle groups of “dissidents” in Mali for quite some time now.

Unrest in Mali became full-blown in March 2012, when Captain Amadou Sanogo led a coup d’etat to oust Mali’s ex-military leader, General Amadou Tamane Toure (who had become an elected civilian President). Sanogo claimed that General Toure had been overthrown because he was not giving the Malian army the resources it needed to defeat groups of dissidents, who were trying to separate the north away from the rest of the country.

But it soon became clear that Sanogo wanted power for himself. However, instead of assisting the legitimate president in returning to power, the French gathered a disparate group of politicians together and got them to come to an arrangement with Sanogo. Meanwhile, the dissidents grew in strength, and for a time, did cut the north off from the south of Mali. The French then moved into Mali in full force, followed by UN troops.

Arrayed against the French were five Islamist groups: Ansar Dine; the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (Mujao); al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM); the Signed-in-Blood Battalion; and the Islamic Movement for Azawad (IMA).

Ansar Dine is a largely a home-grown movement, founded by a former Tuareg rebel leader called Iyad Ag Ghaly. Its stated aim is to impose Islamic law (Sharia) across Mali, and it is believed to have been responsible for the destruction of many Malian cultural relics. The invaluable Arabic manuscripts in Timbuktu were in danger of destruction by its fighters for a time, until the manuscripts were smuggled out of Timbuktu to Bamako, by the brave and clever curator of the Timbuktu Museum.

Another of the fighting groups, AQIM, is the north African wing of al-Qaeda. It operates close to the Algerian border, having been formed by the Algerian rebels who fought against the government in the bloody civil war of the early 1990s. AQIM too says its aim is to spread Islamic law (Sharia), and liberate Malians from the French colonial legacy. A third Islamist group, called Mujao, is an AQIM splinter group that was formed in mid-2011.

No doubt the best known of the insurgent groups is Ansar Dine. Many of its militants are Tuareg fighters who returned from Libya after fighting alongside the troops of the former Libyan leader, the late Col. Muammar Gaddafi. But Ansar Dine, like AQIM, has split, and one of its former allies calls itself the MNLA.The objective of this group is believed to be the spreading of jihad across West Africa, rather than confining itself to the Sahel and Maghreb regions.

The competition between these groups and the Malian government is a veritable cocktail for instability. The UN has so far deployed 12,000 troops in the north of the country, while the French have about 5,000 more in the area. The US and the UK have also sent special forces and training units to Mali. But the dissidents are not in awe of these forces, and have been carrying out hit and run attacks in spite of their knowledge that the foreign forces could pursue them. Clearly, a long-lasting and sophisticated approach is needed rather than the usual French-led “arrangements”, which reward opportunism but never seem to bring any long-lasting stability. (France has not proved able to manage to achieve lasting stability over the years that it has intervened in the affairs of its former West African colonies, as the situation in the Central African Republic, for instance, clearly demonstrates.)

Meanwhile, anyone who has ever stayed in a hotel abroad will be hoping that the siege at the Radisson Blu will end without too much further bloodshed, as those killed are usually people who have no connection whatsoever with the local political rivalries that give rise to such sieges.

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Terrorists do not emerge spontaneously


Terrorists do not emerge spontaneously; they are a product of despair

Rasna Warah

If we are to effectively tackle terrorism, there needs to be some truth-telling, historical perspective and a genuine desire to get to the heart of the beast. We must acknowledge that terrorist organisations are often a product of real or perceived injustices and are borne out of a sense of desperation. And they are often supplied with arms by the very forces that claim to be fighting them.

The gruesome terrorist attacks in Paris have left the world shaken. Not only were the attacks carried out with the precision of a surgeon, they occurred in one of the world’s most loved and safest cities. The outpouring of sympathy for Parisians and the French people was palpable around the world.

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria came out looking like a barbaric, evil, crazy and inhuman outfit, just like Al Shabaab did when it attacked the Westgate mall in Nairobi, and especially after it killed more than 140 students at Garissa University College in northern Kenya.

How much hatred can an organisation’s members harbour? What evil sits in their hearts as they plot the murder of innocent men, women and children? What bit about Islam, a religion of peace, do they fail to comprehend? These are questions we are all asking, but their answers are neither straightforward nor easy to compartmentalize. In today’s world, where short text and Twitter messages reduce complex issues to clichés, it is easy to paint people as either good or evil because that is how the media and politicians portray them.

However, if we are to tackle this terrorism menace once and for all, there needs to be some truth-telling, historical perspective and a genuine desire to get to the heart of the ISIS beast, which, like the fictional monster Frankenstein, has gone rogue and is devouring its creator. To achieve this, we must acknowledge that terrorist organisations do not grow spontaneously – they are often a product of real or perceived injustices and humiliations and are borne out of a sense of desperation and despair. And they are often supplied with arms by the very forces that claim to be fighting them.

We have seen how misguided military interventions fueled conflict in the Middle East and created generations of angry youth who could easily be manipulated by shrewd and deceptive online propagandists and power-hungry clerics. There are now new reports that show that the United States, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar inadvertently, or perhaps deliberately, supplied arms to ISIS – and Al Qaeda-linked groups in Iraq and Syria. If the latter is indeed true, then the so-called war against ISIS is not just misguided; it is sinister.

On the day after the Paris attack, reflecting on violence, injustice and militarisation and what it does to societies, blogger Chris Floyd, a columnist for the US-based The Nation online magazine, wrote: “We, the West, overthrew Saddam by violence. We overthrew Gaddafi by violence. We are trying to overthrow Assad by violence. Harsh regimes all – but far less draconian than our Saudi allies, and other tyrannies around the world…Without the American crime of aggressive war against Iraq – which, by the measurements used by Western governments themselves, left more than a million innocent people dead – there would be no ISIS, no ‘Al Qaeda in Iraq’.”

Tamara Pearson, also writing in The Nation, asked a question which also many Kenyans have been asking: Why did the Paris attack elicit so much worldwide sympathy from heads of state and ordinary folk when terrorist acts have killed more people in places such as Beirut, Syria, Palestine, Nigeria, Somalia and Kenya? Pearson was particularly critical of the media, whose “hierarchy of tragedy reflects and perpetuates a political hierarchy in which some lives supposedly matter more”. She argued that “by selectively using tragedy, sensationalizing it for click kudos and therefore trivializing it, even the reported deaths fall silent because they are not really understood”.

In the hierarchy of tragedies, injustices such as forced displacement, extra-judicial killings, marginalization, racism and sexism become non-events. What’s worse, no one asks how they came about; they are treated as normal and natural phenomena. It is assumed that the solution to these injustices lies not in eradicating them, but in alleviating the victims’ suffering – by offering them a dollar or a plate of rice.

Unfortunately, the Paris attack will lead to more racism, more Islamophobia and more suffering. The Syrian and other refugees – products of the West and its allies’ military and foreign policy interventions – will no longer be welcome as more walls are built and more restrictions are placed to prevent them from seeking refuge in the very countries that created or fueled the crisis they now face.

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Jews caught operating White sex slavery ring


“Sexual intercourse between Gentiles is like intercourse between animals.” 
Talmud Sanhedrin 74b



A months-long undercover police investigation has uncovered a women-trafficking and prostitution network in Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan.

The investigation, reported Sunday by Israel Radio, was conducted under the auspices of the Tel Aviv Police and resulted in the arrest of two men suspected of running the trafficking ring.

Additional arrests are expected, the Hebrew-language Walla news site reported.

The suspected ringleader of the group, identified as Leonid Streimer, is a 35-year-old resident of the Tel Aviv suburb of Bat Yam.

The investigation reportedly turned up a complex operation in which the network would locate young Russian and Ukrainian women, some of whom had worked as models, and convince them to come to Israel on tourist visas, promising they would find work amid the difficult economic situations in their home countries.

Once they got to Israel, the women were housed in luxury condominium towers and expensive hotels, where the ring allegedly operated brothels for businessmen and wealthy individuals.

The women would charge significant fees for their sexual services, of which the network operators would get a percentage. A police source told Walla that one woman told investigators she would earn $3,000 or more per week, most of which she would send to her family in Ukraine.

The investigation began following complaints by neighbors in the luxury buildings, who suspected that brothels were being operated near their homes.

In September 2014, police arrested two suspects for running a prostitution ring that consisted of Russian and Ukrainian women brought to Israel on medical tourism visas.

According to the Task Force on Human Trafficking, an alliance of Israeli NGOs, there are 15,000 women working in the sex trade in Israel.

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US Troops Arrive in Syria to ‘Train’ Rebels


What could possibly go wrong?

Freedom isn't free?
Freedom isn’t free?

AFP is reporting that US soldiers are now operating in northern Syria

U.S. soldiers are in Kobani, the town in northern Syria nearly destroyed in fierce fighting with ISIS, to train Kurdish forces to battle the extremists, Kurdish sources said Thursday.

Mustapha Abdi, an activist in the town on the Turkish border, told AFP the American instructors had arrived “in recent hours” in what is the first official deployment of U.S. ground troops in Syria.

A source with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units said the Americans would help plan offensives on two Syrian cities held by ISIS – Jarablus and the extremists’ Syrian “capital”, Raqqa.

At the same time, they would have a role in coordinating with the Kurds and their Arab and Syriac Christian allies on the ground airstrikes on ISIS by the U.S.-led coalition, the YPG source said.

Abdi said that the troops who had arrived were a “first group of instructors” who would train the Kurds.

There was no immediate information on how many of them had arrived or to what branch, or branches, of the military they belong.

The news comes after Brett McGurk, President Barack Obama’s special envoy to the coalition, said Sunday that U.S. forces would be arriving on the ground “very soon”.

As you might recall, Obama announced that he would be putting boots on the ground in Syria, after vowing to never put boots on the ground in Syria.

Try to wrap your head around this: Obama says he supports Ankara after Turkish F-16s shot down a Russian jet in Syrian airspace…but he’s also sending US soldiers to “train” Kurdish rebels who have been at war with Turkey since the dawn of time. Where is the logic here?

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Is it true that Palestine a preferential state?


Is it true that Palestine a preferential state?

If Muslims are required to fight for the independence of a country that was colonized, then Palestine is the top priority, even up to 1,000 times higher than the others. Therefore, Allah has granted many things that make this country extraordinary and worthy of its status as the holy land for Muslims. Related to this status, none among the Muslims who deny it; whether they are adults, children, men, women, neighbors, acquaintances, Arabs and non-Arabs.
Palestine is a holy land, the first Qibla and the third holy place of Muslims. There is Al-Aqsa mosque, one of the three mosques that are highly recommended to visit Muslims. Palestine is a land full of blessings, as stated in several verses in the Qur’an, this land blessed by the Qur’an, Sunnah, the companions who ever lived there, jihad fisabilillah (One who fights for the cause of Allah), and various great battle that have happened there.
Allah will always bestow His blessings to the people of Palestine until the Judgement day comes. The Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him) saying: “A group of my ummah will remain firm upon the truth, dominating their enemies. They will not be harmed by their opponents until Allah’s decree arrives upon them.” They asked: “Oh Prophet of Allah! Where will they be?” He replied: “In Bait al-Maqdis and its surrounding areas.” That is in the area of Al-Quds and the surrounding area in Palestine.

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Jewish Illegal Occupation over Palestine, is there Any Difference?


Jewish Illegal Occupation over Palestine, is there Any Difference?

Jewish illegal occupation over Palestinian land is thousand times more dangerous than the US invasion over Iraq and Afghanistan, Russian aggression over Chechnya and other occupation in the world. We do not underestimate all the invasions, just for note, the Israeli occupation policy in Palestine are different than other policies. The difference, the Israeli occupation policy in Palestine, known as the Settlement Policy, use civil power more rather than military force. They do not send military troops to occupy and drain the wealth of a country, then leave the country out, as was done by the other invaders. However, they fly to Palestine by bringing their family, business, and their job to Palestine, and then they build settlements there. Not only that, they even expel the Palestinians from their own land so it is not surprising if Israelis firmly rejected the Palestinian people’s right to return to their homeland.
Jewish settlement policy is causing demographic balance disturbance and causing increasing number of Jews than Palestinians. When this policy continues to be forced, there was a large fluctuation which previously unimaginable. Why Andalusia fell from the hands of Muslims? Why Andalusia is now turning into a region of Spain and Portugal, in fact Muslims in ancient times have lived there for more than 800 years in a row? The answer is because the enforcement of this settlement policy. Every time conquering a territory in Andalusia, the Crusaders always expel Muslims there and put the Christians as their successor. It is repeated in every country, town, village, every inch of the land of the Muslims in Andalusia. As a result, with the passage of time, the entire region of Andalusia fell from the hands of Muslims. Until now, Muslims have wept Andalusia for more than 500 years.
Why the American people can now live in peace in their country, whereas previously this region belonged to the Indians who have lived there for decades, hundreds or even thousands of years before the American people? This happens because the settlement policy. When they occupying America, the Americans slaughtered most of the native inhabitants and put the population who migrated from Europe instead. Along with the change of time, this region transformed became the United States, likewise the Andalusia which eventually became part of the state of Spain and Portugal.
This is the same and the closest thing we worry about, will happen to the land of Palestine…

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