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Who is Responsible for the Suffering of Yemen?

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By Martin Berger 

183323358As noted by numerous commentators on the Middle East, the situation in Yemen remains very grave. The country has been devastated by the armed conflict being waged between the Houthis and the troops of ousted President Mansour Hadi, which in turn are being heavily supported by the air forces of the so-called Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia.

The ongoing airstrikes claim civilians lives, leave districts in ruin, and destroy the country’s infrastructure. Earlier this month at least three people were killed in an air raid on the hospital of Doctors Without Borders in the governorate of Saada. It’s been reported that hospitals are closing their doors, unable to operate under the current circumstances.

This is not the first medical facility to be bombed in Yemen – the so-called Arab coalition has even destroyed the Center for Care and Rehabilitation of the blind in the Yemeni capital Sana’a. Moreover, the international Human Rights Watch organization reported that the coalition was using cluster bombs to destroy certain facilities in Sana’a back in January.

One should note that massive civil unrest began in Yemen in 2011 as the direct result of so-called the Arab Spring, orchestrated by the US and its allies. In 2014, Shia tribesmen that are known today as the Houthis started fighting government forces and consequently managed to capture a significant part of the country due to the massive support that was shown for them by the Yemeni population. In March 2015, Saudi Arabia launched its first airstrikes against the Houthis, which were, according to various human rights organizations, badly coordinated and resulted in massive civilian casualties.

Concerned by the grave state of affairs in Yemen, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein announced at a meeting of the UN Security Council back in December that it is the so-called Arab coalition that is responsible for the absolute majority of attacks on residential areas and civilian targets in Yemen. According to Reuters, the UN High Commissioner announced that he:

“observed with extreme concern heavy shelling from the ground and air in areas of Yemen with a high concentration of civilians and the destruction of civilian infrastructure, such as hospitals and schools.”

It is curious to note that in pursuit of its criminal goals in Yemen, Saudi Arabia has been using weapons that were bought from the UK in 2012. Moreover, it keeps on restocking its supply of deadly British-made weapons. For this reason, at the end of last year, leading British diplomats and lawyers warned David Cameron that he was running the risk of facing an international tribunal for war crimes due to the fact that the weapons that his government supplies to Saudi Arabia are being extensively used against civilian targets in Yemen.

According to The Independent :

“Advisers to Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, have stepped up legalwarnings  that the sale of  specialist  missiles to the Saudis, deployed throughout nine months of almost daily bombing raids in west Yemen agai- nst Houthi rebels, may breach international humanitarian law…… thousands of Yemeni civilians have been killed, with schools, hospitals and non-   military infrastructure hit. Fuel and  food  shortages, according to the United Nations, have brought near famine to many parts of the country.   Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and other NGOs, claim    there is no doubt that weapons supplied by the UK and the United States  have hit Yemeni civilian targets. One senior Foreign and Commonwealth    Office (FCO) legal adviser told The Independent: “The Foreign Secretary  has acknowledged that some weapons supplied by the UK have been used by  the Saudis in Yemen. Are our reassurances correct – that such sales are  within international arms treaty rules? The answer is, sadly, not at all clear.”

Yet, The Guardian notes that Saferworld and Amnesty released a legal opinion from Professor Philippe Sands QC and a number of other lawyers, according to which the sales of British arms to Saudi Arabia in the light of its military intervention and bombing of Yemen violate national, European and international laws. The lawyers are pointing out that in the period of 9 months before July 2015 the UK supplied 9 million pounds worth of rockets and bombs, while in the next three months this number hit a staggering one billion pounds. Additionally, there’s clear evidence that those weapons were used against hospitals, schools, markets, warehouses, ports, and camps for displaced persons, turning Yemen into a nightmare. The Saferworld human rights organization is convinced that there’s a direct link between the increase in sales of ammunition and bombings in Yemen.

Many British observers, including those from The Guardian, have been pointing out that days after David Cameron’s statements about his attempt to “initiate a political process in Yemen,” and remarks that “there could be no military solution in Yemen,” the data released by the government showed that UK officials approved the sale of a billion pounds worth of bombs to Saudi Arabia.

Under these circumstances the only natural question is: Will international human rights organizations and the international community as a whole, all those who failed to say a resounding “NO” to Western military interventions in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, that were only profitable for arms sellers, carry on watching silently the destruction of Yemen? How many Yemenis do we need to see die before we start solving conflicts within a political framework? How many lives should be spared? Do we ever bring to justice those responsible for such massacres? Or will we rather allow politicians, the likes of Cameron, to call for peace, while selling huge amounts of deadly weapons behind our backs with impunity?

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India’s Republic Day is Black Day for Kashmiris

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By Sajjad Shaukat

When every year, on January 26, is being celebrated by India as the Republic Day, Kahmiris on

both side of the Line of Control (LoC) and all over the world, including their Pakistani brethren

commemorate it as the Black Day in protest against Indian illegal occupation of Kashmir, while,

the issue is still alive due to continued struggle of the Kashmiri people.

On January 26, 1930, the Indian National Congress proclaimed the declaration of Independence.

Hence this very day was selected as the Republic Day. Although Indian constitution declares

India to be a secular and democratic state, yet its subsequent regimes have broken all the records

by continuing undemocratic injustices in relation to the Kashmiris.

During the partition of the Sub-continent, the people of the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)

which comprised Muslim majority decided to join Pakistan according to the British-led formula.

But, Dogra Raja, Sir Hari Singh, a Hindu who was ruling over the State of Jammu and Kashmir

(J&K), in connivance with the Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Governor General

Lord Mountbatten joined India.

The design to forcibly wrest Kashmir began to unfold on August 16, 1947, with the

announcement of the Radcliffe Boundary Award. It gave the Gurdaspur District—a majority

Muslim area to India to provide a land route to the Indian armed forces to move into Kashmir.

There was a rebellion in the state forces, which revolted against the Maharaja and were joined by

Pathan tribesmen. Lord Mountbatten ordered armed forces to land in Srinagar.

When Pakistan responded militarily against the Indian aggression, on December 31, 1947, India

made an appeal to the UN Security Council to intervene and a ceasefire ultimately came into

effect on January 01, 1949, following UN resolutions calling for a plebiscite in Kashmir to

enable the people of Jammu and Kashmir to determine whether they wish to join Pakistan or

India. On February 5, 1964, India backed out of its promise of holding plebiscite. Instead, in

March 1965, the Indian Parliament passed a bill, declaring Kashmir a province of India-an

integral part of the Indian union.

The very tragedy of Kashmiris had started after 1947 when they were denied their genuine right

of self-determination. They organized themselves against the injustices of India and launched a

war of liberation which New Delhi tried to crush through various forms of brutalities.

It is notable that since 1947, in order to maintain its illegal control, India has continued its

repressive regime in the Occupied Kashmir through various machinations.

Nevertheless, various forms of state terrorism have been part of a deliberate campaign by the

Indian army and paramilitary forces against Muslim Kashmiris, especially since 1989. It has

been manifested in brutal tactics like crackdowns, curfews, illegal detentions, massacre, targeted

killings, sieges, burning the houses, torture, disappearances, rape, breaking the legs, molestation

of Muslim women and killing of persons through fake encounter.

According to a report on human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir, since 1989,

there have been deaths of 1,00000 innocent Kashmiris, 7,023 custodial killings, 1,22,771 arrests,

1,05,996 destruction of houses or buildings, 22,776 women widowed, 1,07,466 children

orphaned and 10,086 women gang-raped/molested. Indian brutal securities forces have continue

In fact, Indian forces have employed various draconian laws like the Jammu and Kashmir

Disturbed Areas Act, and the Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act and

Public Safety Act in killing the Kashmiri people, and for the arbitrarily arrest of any individual

for an indefinite period.

Besides Human Rights Watch, in its various reports, Amnesty International has also pointed out

grave human rights violations in the Indian controlled Kashmir, indicating, “The Muslim

majority population in the Kashmir Valley suffers from the repressive tactics of the security

In its report on July 2, 2015, the Amnesty International has highlighted extrajudicial killings of

the innocent persons at the hands of Indian security forces in the Indian Held Kashmir. The

report points out, “Tens of thousands of security forces are deployed in Indian-administered

Kashmir…the Armed Forces Special Powers Act allows troops to shoot to kill suspected

militants or arrest them without a warrant…not a single member of the armed forces has been

tried in a civilian court for violating human rights in Kashmir…this lack of accountability has in

turn facilitated other serious abuses…India has martyred one 100,000 people. More than 8,000

disappeared (while) in the custody of army and state police.”

In this respect, European Union has passed a resolution about human rights abuses committed by

Indian forces in the Indian held Kashmir.

It is of particular attention that in 2008, a rights group reported unmarked graves in 55 villages

across the northern regions of the Indian-held Kashmir. Then researchers and other groups

reported finding thousands of mass graves without markers. In this respect, in August, 2011,

Indian Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission officially acknowledged in its

report that innocent civilians killed in the two-decade conflict have been buried in unmarked

Notably, foreign sources and human rights organisations have revealed that unnamed graves

include those innocent persons, killed by the Indian military and paramilitary troops in the fake

encounters including those who were tortured to death by the Indian secret agency RAW.

Indian authorities are not willing to talk with Kashmiri people on political grounds. New Delhi

reached to a conclusion that only bullet is the right way of dealing with Kashmiris, demanding

their right of self-determination. Surprisingly, Indian successive governments are trying to ignore

the dynamics of the freedom movement of Kashmiris for the sake of their alien rule.

But, New Delhi is still showing its intransigence in order to resolve Kashmir dispute with

Pakistan by neglecting the fact that Kashmir remains a nuclear flashpoint between both the

neighbouring countries.

In this context, Egbert Jahn in his book, “Kashmir: Flashpoint for a Nuclear War or Even a Third

World War?” has pointed out, “The Kashmir conflict is embedded in the wider conflict over the

incomplete creation of nations and states on the Indian subcontinent, which during the east-west

conflict even threatened at times to escalate into a nuclear world war between Pakistan and the

USA on the one side and India and the USSR on the other. Until now, there have been three wars

between India and Pakistan over the Jammu and Kashmir: in 1947–49, 1965 and 1999… finally,

the Indo-Chinese border war of 1962…after these wars…and could unexpectedly again lead to a

regional and under certain circumstances…even a major nuclear war or a Third World War.”

Meanwhile, like the previous year, Pakistan’s recent serious and sincere effort at the annual

session of the United Nations—the speech of Pakistan’s prime minister and his meeting with the

American president, highlighting the Kashmir dispute and demanding its solution has infused a

new spirit among the Kashmiri people.

Nonetheless, by exposing the myth of Indian claim of the largest democracy and double standard

of the US-led western countries which still remain silent over the Indian injustices, Kashmiris,

living both sides of the LoC observe “Black Day” on January 26 to protest against the Indian

illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. On this very day, Pakistanis and Kashmiris across the

globe express solidarity with the freedom fighters of Kashmir, demanding their legitimate right

of self-determination from India which continues various forms of state terrorism in order to

suppress their popular movement.

 

Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants,
Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations

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Swedish Zionist Media Target Country’s F M Following Her Remarks on I$raHell

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by Richard Edmondson

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Margot Wallström faces ‘corruption probe’ after calling for Nazi regime to be investigated for extrajudicial killings of Palestinians

By Richard Edmondson

January 15, 2016 is a day Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström likely won’t forget for a good long while. It was the day she came under attack by media in both Sweden and Israel.

I have written about Wallström several times previously (see herehere, and here), and for good reason: she is one of the few public officials on the world stage today with the courage to speak the truth about Israel.

In November Wallström infuriated “the only democracy in the Middle East” by suggesting that the plight of Palestinians could be helping to fuel the pestilential takfiri ideology currently wreaking havoc in the in the region, even going so far as to speculate that it might–perhaps–possibly–have even been a factor in the Paris terror attacks. Angry statements denouncing her were issued at the time by various Israeli officials.

Apparently unperturbed by this uproar, Wallström went on, a few weeks later in December, to declare that Israel may be carrying out what essentially amounts to extrajudicial executions of Palestinians, and in doing so she once again managed to ignite the choler of Israeli officialdom–with Tzipi Hotovely, of the Foreign Ministry, adding her own howls to the general chorus. Wallström, in Hotovely’s view, was guilty of “defamation of Israel,” and her statements about the extrajudicial executions “are distancing Sweden from the ranks of enlightened nations.”

Then earlier this month Wallström set off another Zionist tempest by again invoking the extrajudicial executions, but this time, in remarks before the Swedish Parliament, accompanying her observations on the matter with a call for an international investigation.

“It is vital that there is a thorough, credible investigation into these deaths in order to clarify and bring about possible accountability,” said the courageous Ms. Wallström on January 12.

Three days later, on January 15, the media firestorm began, with media outlets in both Sweden and Israel airing allegations of Wallström’s involvement in public corruption. Most of the outlets seem to give the hat tip for the “scoop” to Aftonbladet, and you can go here and here to access two articles on the foreign minister it published on that day. But curiously, Dagens Nyheter quickly jumped into the fray with stories of its own–three of them altogether–all published on January 15, with additional, followup stories published since.

Dagens Nyheter and Aftonbladet are two of the largest newspapers in Sweden. Aftonbladet is owned by the Schibsted Media Group, whose shareholders include almost a who’s-who of American financial firms, including J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs. Dagens Nyheter is owned by the Bonnier Group, a privately-held media conglomerate controlled by the Jewish Bonnier family of Sweden.

That both concerns would publish exposés on Wallström on the same day certainly raises eyebrows, but curiously the Jerusalem Post, almost as if on cue, came out with a story on the Swedish foreign minister as well–also on January 15.

Under the headline “Swedish FM Wallstrom, Israel’s pariah, reportedly linked to corruption scandal,” the Post’s story is basically a rehash of what the Swedish media were reporting the same day, yet the article describes Wallström as “public enemy no. 1 in Israel” and includes the information, given almost gleefully one might think, that she “appears to be entangled in a brewing corruption scandal at home.”

So what is the great crime Wallström is supposed to be guilty of? To put it succinctly: renting an apartment.

I know, I know, it sounds pretty heinous, but key to keep in mind is that there is a severe housing shortage in Stockholm. Some people have to wait in line, literally for years, just to rent an apartment, and there is widespread suspicion that public figures, both inside and outside of the government, have used their influence to “jump the queue.”

One owner of rental property in Stockholm is the labor union Kommunal, also referred to as “Municipal” in some of the reports, and the charges are that the union, in exchange for political favors, has rented out apartments at below-market value to members of the ruling Social Democratic party. If true, it would be tantamount to bribery, and would also violate a law stating that landlords are to make their rental properties available to all citizens equally on a first come-first served basis. “Jumping the queue,” thus, constitutes a violation of the law.

One of the few Swedish media outlets that publishes in English is The Local. In an article on January 15, the website gives Wallström’s response to the charges:

“Yes, I rent an apartment from Kommunal and when we spoke about it I got confirmation from the highest level that they followed all the rules and procedures in assigning apartments, and that I was not going to jump ahead of anyone on the waiting list,” she said.

“They lied to me about this… I am angry and disappointed,” she added.

In an article published three days later, The Local reported that Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven was standing behind his embattled foreign minister:

“I have been given information by Margot Wallström about how it happened and she has given it to media as well. I have no reason to believe anything other than that it is correct,” he said.

One day later, The Local reported that an official “corruption probe” had been opened against Wallstrom:

Sweden’s national anti-corruption unit has announced it will launch a preliminary investigation following claims that the country’s foreign minister Margot Wallström was helped by a trade union to jump Stockholm’s queue for rent-controlled housing, while the city battles a record housing shortage.

On January 24, five days after Löfven’s comments, The Local reported on a new poll, commissioned by two Swedish media outlets, showing the Social Democratic party’s popularity plummeting to a “record low.”

In my last article on Wallström, published on January 13, the day after her remarks in the parliament, I wrote the following: “I don’t know how Walström’s comments are playing out with the Swedish public, but they certainly are winning her lots of admirers here in America.”

And I think that’s a true statement. In her comments on Israel, Wallström has demonstrated more courage in her little finger than all 535 members of Congress put together have shown in their entire bodies. That’s something Americans can’t help but admire. And this is the lady now under attack?–in an orchestrated campaign that began just three days after her call for an investigation of Israel?

We have to remember that whatever rental impropriety the Swedish foreign minster may have committed, whether deliberately or inadvertently, it probably pales in comparison to financial crimes or irregularities some of Schibsted Media Group’s stockholders are likely to have had a hand in–either in the hedge fund or subprime mortgage scandals or other shenanigans.

As for Wallström, regardless of any findings the “corruption probe” launched against her may come up with, I think she will emerge from all of this with her integrity intact and with many admirers still. And not just in America. Wallström, it seems, also has admirers in Israel, of all places–or at least one admirer at any rate.

“Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, one of the few ministers with a conscience left in the world, demanded that these killings be investigated,” wrote Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy on January 17. “There is no demand more moral and just than this. It should have come from our own justice minister.”

An investigation into the extrajudicial killings in Occupied Palestine should be pursued–absolutely, unequivocally and without any delay. Whether it ever will or not, is of course another question.  But a different yet somewhat related issue needs to be contemplated as well–by all concerned over the endless wars and the morass of depravity the West is sinking into at present–and that is the extent to which Zionist media outlets are willing to use character assassination as a weapon against public officials who openly criticize Israel.

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Fascism: Erdogan advisor convinces court to censor online photos of him kicking a protester

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Efe Kerem Sozeri
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Yusuf Yerkel, advisor to then Turkish Prime Minister and current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, kicks a protester already held by special forces, Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

In May of 2014, Yusuf Yerkel, a senior Turkish government advisor, injured his leg. He’d been kicking a man protesting the prime minister’s response to the worst the worst mining accident in the country’s history. To Yerkel’s embarrassment, the moment was caught by a Reuters photographer, meaning the entire world got the chance to witness that moment.

But not Turkey.

For more than two years, Turkish government officials have made extensive use of a powerful legal tool to censor online content. But few have taken advantage like Yerkel, an advisor to then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Since publication of the photo, Yerkel has gone on a tenacious crusade to censor it, convincing a court to legally compel Turkey’s Internet service providers to censor 357 URLs for their users. His current tally includes 123 YouTube videos, 190 Turkish news articles, 22 international news articles, 10 popular forums, four cartoon blogs, four Dailymotion videos, and one tweet.

That Yerkel even had such a legal option at his disposal is thanks to Turkey’s decision, in the wake of a corruption scandal surrounding Erdoğan, to amend its Internet Law (Art.9), to allow censoring of online content that constitutes defamation. The legal procedure is so expedited that judges can give ban orders within a day, with no hearing, no entitled right of defense for the accused. ISPs are ordered to block the online content within four hours of a judge’s decision.

The law has become Turkish government officials’ go-to tool for censoring the Internet: More than 4,000 orders were issued by Turkish courts over the last two years, banning about 25.000 URLs. The bulk of these banned addresses are Twitter and and Facebook posts, YouTube videos, and news articles. According to the data collected by cyber law professor Yaman Akdeniz, Erdoğan, now the country’s president, and Ahmet Davutoğlu, who succeeded him as prime minister, lead the censorship requests.

Yerkel injured his his leg while visiting the town of Merkel, which was openly mourning the 301 miners who died in an accident at the coal mine in Soma, Turkey. The town was already on edge; it was inflamed when Erdoğan downplayed the disaster by comparing it with mining accidents in 19th-century Britain.

As he left the press conference at the town hall, an angry mob booed Erdoğan and called him to resign. Erdoğan, furious, took it personally:Amateur videos shows him assaulting a protester with his guards; Yerkel’s contribution was to kick a deceased miner’s relative. The photos of the assault, taken by a Reuters photographer Mehmet Emin Al, went viral as the Turkish state official’s response to mourners in Soma.

Yerkel minced no words when describing his sense of the incident. “I am sad I was not able to maintain my composure despite all the provocations, the insults and attacks to which I was exposed,” he said in a statement to the press the next day.

Comment: A typical response from a psychopath. He’s concerned only for himself. He expresses no remorse for harming the protester and in essence is blaming his victim.

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Yerkel reportedly kicked the protester a number of times.

Public outcry persisted, and Erdoğan claimed in a statement that Yerkel had been dismissed from his duty. This was untrue, since the “duty” referred in the statement did not officially exist, and the administrative inquiry for him has never been carried outYerkel currently still occupies the same position in Prime Minister Davutoğlu’s office.

But that wasn’t enough. After the incident, Yerkel hired a law firm with experience in online reputation management. In December, long after the photo and story had gone viral, he submitted that list of URLs to a Turkish court, claiming defamation. Hours later, the court ordered the country’s ISP ban each of those 357 URLs. Sites unrelated to Yerkel’s kick, including news articles published a year before the mining disaster, were included.

So were news articles from almost all of Turkey’s national news outlets, as well as international ones like Fox NewsYahooHuffington Post, the U.K.’s Daily Mail and The Times, and Germany’s Spiegel. Notably, some of the banned articles are from pro-government outlets, which portrayed Yerkel’s kick as a justified act of self-defense.

There’s one common element among the banned coverage of Yerkel’s kicking: the visuals. Evidently, Yerkel’s online reputation management company made an image search of his name on Google, and listed the URL addresses that host the images and videos of him kicking a mourner, regardless of the defamation claim.

Yerkel is far from the only Turkish official to use this amendment for personal reasons. Former Communication Minister Lütfi Elvan made use by forcing Twitter to withhold tweets calling him an “idiot.” That fact that some of these he singled out were never retweeted, and that most of the accounts had a very small number of followers, didn’t matter. By all appearances, Elvan, or his aides simply searched his name on Twitter and submitted a list of 63 tweets that they wanted censored to the court.

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Taliban: Remove us from UN blacklist before new peace talks

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Former Taliban fighters carry their weapons prior to turning them over as they join a government peace and reconciliation process at a ceremony in Jalalabad, 2013.

The Taliban militant group says it wants to be removed from the blacklist of the United Nations as a condition for rejoining peace talks for an end to the conflict in Afghanistan. “We conveyed them to first remove us from the ‎blacklist of the United Nations and allow us to freely travel around the world and then we can think about holding peace talks,” said an unidentified Taliban member during unofficial talks with activists and former Afghan officials in the Qatari capital of Doha on Saturday.

Taliban has reemerged as a strong militant group over the past months as it has managed to capture some key areas in the north and south of Afghanistan. The militants also carry out attacks in the capital, Kabul. That has prompted renewed efforts in the country and by neighbors to revive stalled negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government.

Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, said Saturday that representatives of the group had attended the unofficial talks in Doha to express the views of the group on how the situation in the country should be handled. “The meeting is providing us an opportunity to express our views about the future of Afghanistan,” said Mujahid, without elaborating on the condition set by other senior members about removal of Taliban from the UN blacklist.

Pakistan mediated the first round of talks in the summer of 2015, but a planned second meeting was cancelled after news broke that Taliban’s founder and long-time leader Mullah Omar had died two years ago. Many suspect that Taliban could reappear on the negotiating table as factional infighting and leadership division has deepened in the group since the death of Omar.

Officials from former Afghan administrations who attended the talks said Taliban has yet to make a concrete demand. “So far they have not proposed any concrete ideas about how to move forward. Hopefully by tomorrow we will know if they want peace and if so what their conditions are,” said Anwar Ahady, a former minister of finance.

Comment: As far back as 2009 the UN called for talks with Taliban leaders. In 2010, the UN lifted sanctions on the Taliban and a request that Taliban leaders and others be removed from terrorism watch lists. It is now 2016.

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10 Facts about I$raHell that everyone should know

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Anthony Bellchambers


1.
Out of the 14.2 million Jewish people in the world, (in 2016), only a minority of 43% reside in Israel.

2. Whilst 75% of Israelis are Jewish, 21% are indigenous Arabs with restricted civil rights.

3. Israel has the highest birth rate in the developed world, with an average of 3 children per woman.

4. The Netanyahu government now receives more than US$6 billion every year from the US congress/ AIPAC lobby i.e. equating to $1000 annually for every Jewish Israeli, courtesy of the American taxpayer.

5. Israel has induced over 500,000 of its citizens to illegally settle in the Occupied Palestinian West Bank and East Jerusalem in an attempt to frustrate the wishes of the UN for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state for five million indigenous Arabs.

6. Israel is the only undeclared nuclear weapon state in the world with a secret stockpile of up to 400 nuclear warheads. It is not a party to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to which Europe, America and even Iran, are all subject to by the IAEA inspectorate of the UN.

7. Angela Merkel has unilaterally supplied Israel with a deadly ‘second strike’ nuclear capability in the form of a German-built, Dolphin-class submarine fleet that is now more powerful than anything possessed by the defence forces of France, Britain or Germany, thereby leaving all of Europe dangerously vulnerable.

8. Netanyahu, in a direct challenge to the EU, has this week authorised yet another land grab in the Occupied Territories in breach of the provisions of the Trade Association Agreement with the EU thereby inviting the imposition of tariffs against Israeli exports to the European single market.

9. According to published statistics, Israel is the most dangerous place for any Jewish person to live compared to Britain, France, United States or Canada.

10. The father of the current Israeli Prime Minister, was personal secretary to Vladimir Zhabotinsky, the founder of Irgun, a Revisionist Zionist paramilitary organisation. Two of the operations for which the Irgun is best known are the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on 22 July 1946 and the DeirYassin massacre, carried out together with Lehi on 9 April 1948.

* All the above factual information is verifiable and available within the public domain

Notes

http://www.globalresearch.ca/israel-must-now-open-its-nuclear-program-to-iaea-inspection-or-face-sanctions/5502024 

http://www.globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-to-seize-154-hectares-of-palestinian-land-in-violation-of-international-law-and-in-direct-challenge-to-eu/5502931

Comment: Here are a few more:11Israel created Hamas to split Palestine

12Israel’s President Shimon Peres admits that Israel ordered the assassination of Yasser Arafat 

13. Israel is assisting ISIL to further its larger plan to divide and conquer the Middle East.

14. Israel was built on a plan to ethnically cleanse the Palestinians already living on the lands coveted by Israel’s founding fathers.

15. Elements of Israel’s intelligence agency, Mossad, are behind and largely responsible for the terrorism of 911.

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Saudi Zio-Wahhabi Preacher: OK to Kill Muslims ‘VEDIO’

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Saudi Zio-Wahhabi Preacher: OK to Kill Muslim Women & Children Unintentionally to Kill Infidels  ‘VEDIO’

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A Saudi Wahhabi preacher who appeared on Saudi “al-Thaminah” TV stated that the killing of Muslim women and children is permissible according to his sources when it’s done as collateral damage resulting from the “lawful” aim of killing infidels.

These Wahhabi preachers are the ones providing fatwas to combatants in Syria regarding what they view as religiously approved rules of war. Civilians in Syria have been indiscriminately targeted by Wahhabi terrorists supported by Saudi Arabia, all done under the justification of fighting an “infidel regime”.

 

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‘Leave no one alive’: Senior Nazi Jewish rabbi calls for execution of all Palestinians

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Nazi Jewish rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu
A senior Nazi Jewish rabbi says Tel Aviv should execute Palestinians instead of arresting them and “leave no one alive” in order to establish safety in the occupied Palestinian territories, Palestinian media report.“Israeli army has to stop arresting Palestinians,” Nazi Jewish Shmuel Eliyahu said in a message posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday, adding, “but, it must execute them and leave no one alive,” Palestine News Network reported.

As chief Nazi Jewish rabbi of the city of Safed, Eliyahu is known for his racist behavior and remarks about Arabs and Muslims. He had earlier urged the Nazi regime to take “revenge” against Arabs in order to restore what he called ‘Israel’s’ deterrence.

He also described Palestinians as the enemy of ‘Israel’ and claimed that they “must be destroyed and crushed in order to end violence. If they don’t stop after we kill 100, then we must kill a thousand. And if they do not stop after 1,000, then we must kill 10,000. If they still don’t stop we must kill 100,000, even a million,” the Jerusalem Post quoted him as saying in 2007.

In 2012, he was charged for making racist statements as he called the Arab culture “cruel” and accused Arabs of having “violent norms” which “have turned into ideology.” Nazi Jewish Eliyahu alleged that Arabs steal farm equipment belonging to Jews and blackmail farmers.

“The minute you make room for Arabs among Jews, it takes five minutes before they start to do whatever they want,” he purportedly said.

However, the Israeli Justice Ministry dropped the charges against him, claiming that reporters ‘may’ have changed his statements.

Back in December, the Jerusalem Post quoted Nazi Jewish Eliyahu as saying, “Should we leave them (Palestinians) alive in order to then free them in another gesture to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas? The fact that they still have a desire to commit … attacks shows that we are not operating strongly enough.” 

On his Facebook page, he also called for the prosecution of those Nazi forces that keep Palestinians alive, saying, “We must not allow a Palestinian to survive after he was arrested. If you leave him alive, there is a fear that he will be released and kill other people… We must eradicate this evil from within our midst.

The comments come as tensions have been running high across the occupied Palestinian lands in recent months over Tel Aviv’s imposition of restrictions on Palestinian worshipers’ entry into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) in August last year.

More than 160 Palestinians, including women and children, have been killed by Nazi forces since the beginning of last October.

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Gitmo guard: CIA staged suicides to cover up Guantanamo prison deaths

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The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has staged suicides to cover up inmate deaths at the notorious US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, says a former guard. Nearly 10 years ago, the Pentagon announced that three Guantanamo inmates “killed themselves in an apparent suicide pact.”“Two Saudis and one Yemeni, each located in Camp 1, were found unresponsive and not breathing in their cells by guards,” Joint Task Force-Guantanamo (JTF) said June 10, 2006, adding that “all lifesaving measures had been exhausted.” The camp was quickly shuttered the next day.

However, former Guantanamo guard Joseph Hickman says the alleged suicides were in fact staged by the CIA, saying the US government might have had an interest in silencing the prisoners who “caused a lot of problems.” In an interview with Russia Today, which was published on Saturday, Hickman unveiled what he saw in the few hours leading up to the deaths.

He said he witnessed hunger strike “leaders” being brought to a secret CIA “black site,” where CIA agents would make their deaths look like suicide by hanging. “I witnessed a van – we used to call it paddy wagon – it was a detainee transport van,” he said. “The van came into the gate, backed up to Camp 1 and took a detainee out of Camp 1 Alpha Block and put him into the paddy wagon and drove [him away].”

This happened two more times over 20 minutes, he said, suggesting that there were “a total of three out of Camp 1 Alpha Block.” Hickman said that the unusual transfer became more suspicious when the van went to a facility called “Camp No, which is a CIA black site on Guantanamo at the time.”

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At the time, the JTF command interrogated up to 200 prisoners per week, according to Hickman. However, detainees made this difficult as they knew Washington-approved Guantanamo interrogation policies would prohibit questioning inmates if they were on a hunger strike. Consequently, starting from 2005, detainees held long-term hunger strikes.

“All three of those detainees that went to that CIA black site that night were all leaders of the hunger strikes, massive hunger strikes,” Hickman said. “There were constant hunger strikes since they arrived. They caused a lot of problems for the command.”

The US Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) claimed then that all three were preparing for the suicide and hanged themselves with torn sheets and T-shirts, while their hands were tied.

“After those three deaths, there were two other detainees that committed suicide,” Hickman told RT. “I wasn’t there to say exactly what happened, but I knew from my experience. Those men did not commit a suicide. It brought up questions, which brought up nightmares. It just haunted me until I came forward.”

Guantanamo was established by former president George W. Bush’s administration in 2002 as a prison for alleged foreign terrorism suspects following the September 11, 2001, attacks in the US. A Senate report in December 2014 revealed that the CIA has used a wide array of torture as part of its interrogation methods against Guantanamo prisoners.

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US reaffirms ‘strong friendship’ with head-chopping dictatorship

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Obama, being awarded the prestigious Most Improved Head-Chopper necklace.

Poor Saudi Arabia. Their arch-rival, Iran, has been allowed back into the global economy after fourty-odd years of Draconian sanctions; their invasion of Yemen has been a total disaster (not including all the bombed hospitals), and their moderate rebels in Syria are being pummeled by Russian airstrikes.

Where’s the love? Oh, here’s John Kerry, with some merriment and cheer:

We have as solid a relationship, as clear an alliance and as strong a friendship with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia as we have ever had, and nothing has changed because we worked to eliminate a nuclear weapon with a country in the region,” he said, referring to the Iran nuclear deal.

Yes. It was a great day for head-choppers all over the world, especially for Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, who was quick to remind Kerry and foreign reporters why Saudi Arabia is a desert of self-delusional sadness:

Iran remains the world’s chief sponsor of terrorism,” Jubeir said.

“Overall I think the United States is very aware of the danger of Iran’s mischief and nefarious activities… I don’t believe the United States is under any illusion as to what type of government Iran is.”

Maybe. The US is certainly not under any illusions as to what type of government Saudi Arabia is — but that’s not stopping them from selling billions of dollars worth of weapons to Riyadh. Why would it?

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