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Four silents wailing to paint in the prisons of the occupation victory for Al-Aqsa

By: Sammi Ibeahem,Sr

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They cut off the road from Kafr Qasim to Al-Aqsa for Rabat in days when everyone broke up from Al-Aqsa. Shirin Quddous neither her age nor cancer has been able to meet Al-Aqsa’s call, and her daughter Samiha Quddus. Her niece, Madeleine Issa, is banned from entering Al-Aqsa by an arbitrary order from the occupying police. Medelin deposited her five-year-old nephew Ali Issa with her aunt. Rawah Khudair, a cousin of Medellin, was also present in response to Al-Aqsa’s call, to conceive of what was going on, to stand on a gap that everyone failed to do.

At 10:30 am, the Nazi police raided the young woman Rawah Khudair, taking her out of Al-Aqsa barbaric because she was filming the abuses of a group of students for the temple, which prayed loudly, and deliberately delayed the time imposed by the Nazi police in order to demand the extension. Shortly, the police will return to the rest of the stationed relatives in Medellin and drive them out without hiding their motive. Forbidden for Al-Aqsa, the Medellin charge!

Three hours have passed since this scene, and the anger in the heads of the Nazi police officers is on fire. They were emergency and transitory, they were already proving to them before saying how firm this right is in Al-Aqsa, and how urgent is the force on which aggression is based in its incursions.

The Zionists stormed, and raised the voice on the stationed and found a confident response that did not include fear or submission. Anger blew up in the head of police and attacked the marabouts, beaten and pushed, Aida Sidawi and Hanadi Halawani and Madeleine Issa, while the child Ali Issa left him only his soul mate Khudair to stay with her.

Ali is the youngest officer to pay Al-Aqsa tax.

At 8:30 pm, as Rawah Khadr was waiting in front of the court in Jerusalem to learn about the trial, a police force emerged from the court and also arrested her. She was the fourth witness in this scene.

Four silents in captivity today because they were the vanguard of the Al-Aqsa Defense Front, four silents were the mouthpiece of the right spokesperson, while the tongues of the faction secretaries and leaders, the silence of the States and the owners of the chairs, and stand Almarabat and stationed alone in the field;

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From her prison … the message of the prisoner Samah Jaradat to her family: We were born for joy and for joy we die

By: Sammi Ibrahem,Sr

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illegally Nazi occupied Ramallah: Samah Jaradat has sent a message to her family from Nazi camp of Damoun, where he has been detained since the end of the interrogation about a month ago.

“I am happy, and in the name of joy we die,” she said in her October 9 letter to her parents.

It reads: “I send you this letter from Damon Prison on Mount Carmel, I am fine and all things are perfect, I miss you so much”

I recommended them by force, saying: “In the period of investigation, you were always with me at every moment, you have been strong with your strength, so be strong always, I love you very much and I hope that you are fine.”

As for her parents, she continued: “Dear dad pay attention to your health, my mother always compassionate and never, I hope that you are fine and your hair was much sweet when I saw you,” and her brothers: “Samar Samer Salwa Sami, Salma, I love you very much.”

“My mother and Samar, don’t think about the details. All is good. I just want you to be fine and peace. Peace to all without exception. Pay attention to Lozah and Sesame.”

At the end of the letter, I wrote, “I apologize very much for the expenses and the predominance, I promise that I will compensate you for everything”

She concluded with the slogan “We were born for joy and for joy we die, hoping to meet soon.”

The occupation arrested student Samah Jaradat, a student at Birzeit University on the ninth of September last, and her brother Sami was summoned at the outset and prevented the lawyer from visiting in the investigation Almskobip, before transferring to Damon.

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The prisoner Ahmed Ghannam was transferred to Kaplan Zionist Hospital

By: Sammi Ibrahem,Sr

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Illegally Nazi occupied Jerusalem: Six prisoners continue their hunger strike in rejection of their administrative detention in Nazi detention camp, the oldest of whom has been hunger striker Ahmed Ghannam for 95 days, amidst the difficult and dangerous health conditions they face in addition to facing a series of oppressive measures imposed by The administration of detention centers against them.

In addition to the captive Ghannam, Ismail Ali continues to strike for 85 days, Tariq Qa’dan for 78 days, Ahmad Zahran for 25 days, Musab al-Hindi for 23 days, and Wahba al-Labadi for 23 days .

The Prisoner Club explained that the administration of the Nazi detention camp transferred the prisoner Ghannam four days ago from the isolation of “Ramla-Nitzan” to the Israeli hospital “Kaplan”, after a serious deterioration in his health, note that a court session will be held for the prisoner Ghannam in the Supreme Court of the occupation in the history 22 of this month .

On Wednesday, a court hearing for the prisoner Mus’ab al-Hindi, from the town of Tal in Nablus, will be held to hear his administrative detention .

A hearing is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 17 October, to hear the case of confirming the administrative detention order against prisoner Heba al-Labadi, who went on strike after being subjected to psychological and physical torture for about a month, as well as a refusal to administrative detention .

He pointed out that the Military Prisoner Court decided to postpone yesterday to consider the issue of fixing the administrative detention order against the prisoner Tariq Qadan, until the date of 23 of this month .

It is noteworthy that a court session in the Supreme Court of the occupation will be held for the prisoner Ismail Ali on the 24th of this month.

Tonight .. Winter time in Palestine

A young man was shot dead during a campaign to remove infringements in Western Saida

Occupation arrests 6 Palestinians from the occupied West Bank

During his stay in the hospital .. The prisoner sprayed the room of the prisoner Samer Arbid with pepper gas

A young man was shot dead during a campaign to remove infringements in Western Saida

Video teacher burns her university degrees and leave teaching and send a message to the winter

Gunman breaks into “Bride’s Reason” and injures 5 in Zarqa Bridge

Hamas traces the Turkish military operation in Syria

A two-year-old child was killed in Rafah

For the sake of maximum .. Prisoners Asafra tell the details of the killing of a settler near Bethlehem

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Palestine: Deterioration of the health status of the prisoner Heba Labadi

By: Sammi Ibrahem,Sr

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Illegally Nazi occupied West Bank: The Palestinian Health and Prisoners’ Affairs Authority said on Wednesday that the health condition of Hiba al-Labadi, 32, who has been on hunger strike for 23 days against her administrative detention, has deteriorated and is in harsh isolation conditions.

The lawyer for the body, which visited al-Labadi yesterday, that the prisoner suffers from distress and self-esteem, and severe disorders and tingling in the heart, dizziness, difficulty in speech, and significant weight loss .

She added that the captive Labadi continues to boycott Nazi camp clinics and take any types of support or salts, which threatens her heart attack, or dysfunction in one of her vital organs or nerves .

She explained that the prisoner is sitting in a narrow cell, dark and airy, full of moisture and insects, and has four surveillance cameras .

The Prisoners’ Committee warned of the deterioration of the health condition of Labadi prisoner in the coming days in light of the arbitrary and reprisal measures that the Israeli authorities are subjected to .

Five prisoners in the Nazi camp continue their hunger strike to refuse their administrative detention, the oldest being Ahmed Ghannam .

A young man was killed and three others were injured in three incidents inside the occupied territory

Nasser family: Intelligence in Ramallah arrested our son and tortured him and the court extended his detention

Did Facebook receive requests from the Authority to delete blocked website

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Nazi Raids and arrests in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem

By: Sammi Ibrahem,Sr

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West Mahtlh: The Nazi army launched at dawn on Tuesday, a campaign of raids and searched the homes of residents in the occupied West Bank.

According to local sources, the Nazi army arrested (4) Palestinians, from different parts of the West Bank, and took them to his investigation centers.

Nazi forces conducted sabotage during a search of the house of the family of Mahmoud Ali Zahran, before arresting him in Deir Abu Mash’al village west of Ramallah.

And arrested the Nazi occupation forces, on Tuesday, a young man, and searched a number of houses in Hebron.

The Nazi occupation forces raided at dawn the area of ​​Wadi al-Sheikh adjacent to Jerusalem Street Hebron, and arrested Ali Mohammed Ali al-Alami (38 years) after searching his house.

The arrest of Alami, who supports seven children, comes two weeks after the demolition of his home under construction in the area of ​​his residence in the valley of Sheikh.

They also searched a number of houses in Hebron, known as Shehda Akram Abu Sneineh.

On the other hand, Nazi occupying forces erected military checkpoints at the northern entrances of Hebron and at the entry points of Sa’ir, Yita and Halhoul towns, stopped and searched Palestinian vehicles, and checked their passengers’ identity cards.

Last night, the Nazi occupation forces arrested two young men in the town of Issawiya in Jerusalem.

Local sources said that the Nazi forces raided the town and arrested the young Nasrallah Mahmoud (17 years), and the young Mohammed Mounir Derbas (23 years), during their presence at the perimeter of the mosque forty in the town. According to the official agency.

A young man was shot dead during a campaign to remove infringements in Western Saida

Occupation arrests 6 Palestinians from the occupied West Bank

Gaza is preparing to participate in the Friday of 80 marches of return

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Britain will oppose UN’s agenda on ‘Israel’s’ human rights abuses of Palestinians – Foreign Secretary

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Jeremy Hunt, the British foreign secretary, has revealed that the UK will oppose the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) permanent agenda item on human rights abuses in Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Writing in the Jewish Chronicle, Hunt insisted that Britain will vote against all texts contained within the Item 7 resolution at the UNHRC’s meeting this Friday, because “elevating this dispute above all others cannot be sensible.” The item has been a permanent fixture on the UNHRC’s agenda, and debated at every session, since June 2007.

Item 7

  • Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories
  • Human rights violations and implications of the Israeli occupation of Palestine and other occupied Arab territories.
  • Right to self-determination of the Palestinian people

Hunt opposes the UN’s focus on Israel’s human rights conduct in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories, because it suggests “that one side alone holds a monopoly of fault.” He claims that a dedicated agenda for one nation “obstructs” the prospect of any long-lasting peace in the Middle East.

Ahead of Friday’s vote, the 47-member council discussed seven reports concerning alleged human rights violations by Israel.

In February, a UN human rights inquiry found that the Israeli military may have committed war crimes when 189 Palestinians were killed and 6,100 wounded during Gaza protests.

Palestinian demonstrators “did not pose an imminent threat of death or serious injury to others when they were shot, nor were they directly participating in hostilities,” according to the panel’s report, citing confidential information about those responsible for the killings.

The commission said every use of live fire during the protests was unlawful, while also calling on Palestinians to cease the use of incendiary kites and balloons.

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Mainstream media on Gaza: Israelis get killed, but Palestinians merely ‘die’

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Hillary, “Russian Assets” and Realignment. The Dems Morph into Neocons

By Renee Parsons

Global Research,

As you may have figured out by now, Hillary Clinton, warped by her own self aggrandizement of entitlement, did Tulsi Gabbard and her Presidential campaign against interventionist wars a huge incidental favor.

While the Democrats continue to splinter and spiral out of control on the eve of what promises to be a transformative national election, the Grand Inquisitor seized an opportunity to allege that Gabbard (and Jill Stein) are “Russian assets” and “Putin puppets”.  Since Tulsi is a Major in the US Army Reserves and holds the highest security clearance available, the term ‘asset,’ which is associated with being an agent of a foreign power, carries a level of national security significance.

Believing herself untouchable and immune from any genuine criticism or objective analysis after having successfully evaded prosecution from the nation’s top law enforcement agencies,  HRC went off the deep end dragging the Democratic party further into the ditch.

“She is a favorite of the Russians.  That’s assuming that Jill Stein will give it up which she might not because she is also a Russian asset.”

Clinton’s historic pronouncement came in the mistaken belief that publicly humiliating Gabbard would intimidate the Aloha Girl to silence and seek refuge on her surf board – but that is not how it has played out.

An unexpected bonus proved once again that political strategy has never been Clinton’s strong suite as her malicious comments have brought the anti war alt left with the libertarian alt right together in Gabbard’s defense.  With HRC’s injudicious taunts, the glimmer of an emerging political realignment, one that has been at odds with both the Dem and Republican establishments, has surfaced – probably not exactly what HRC intended.

In response to having received a burst of unprecedented support, Gabbard is about to assure her place on the November debate stage and continues to solidify her credibility as a critic of a corrupt bipartisan political establishment and its endless wars.

If they falsely portray me as a traitor, they can do it to anyone.  Don’t be afraid.Join me in speaking truth to power to take back the Democrat Party and country from the corrupt elite.”

It is noteworthy that HRCs accusation was to the only candidate who stands in direct opposition to the Queen Bee’s history for the war machine and all of its bells and whistles.  As if to call attention to the contradiction, the entire fiasco has acknowledged what was never meant to be acknowledged:   that one little known Congresswoman from Hawaii would dare to publicly confront the omnipotent HRC with her own demons and malfeasance; thereby elevating the one candidacy that represents a threat to the military industrial complex and its globalist order.Tulsi Gabbard, the Mainstream Media and Treason

It is no coincidence that the corporate media operates in lock step as an offensive October 12th NY Times article was immediately followed by a CNN commentary as well as other media sycophants, all tagging Gabbard as a Russian asset. Contrary to Journalism 101 on how professional media should conduct themselves, there has been no evidence, no facts, no supporting documentation as they characteristically rely on innuendo and disinformation.

At the last Dem debate and during the kerfuffle with Clinton, Tulsi has stepped up and showed herself to be a candidate the country has been waiting for.  With a powerful inner grit, she did not hesitate to take the Times and CNN publicly to task and then in response called HRC out as a warmonger and dared her to enter the 2020 fray.

There lies a deep truth within Gabbard’s response especially identifying Clinton as the “personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party.” During Clinton’s term as Secretary of State which is little more than a Glorified Global Hustler for the US military industrial complex, the Democratic Party lost its soul, morphing as nefarious neocons in pursuit of raw political and economic power that emanates from a policy of unfettered regime change and interventionist wars.

As Democrats embraced the neocons with no objection to the unrestrained violence, increased military budgets, indiscriminate selling of weapons to bomb a civilian population, then why should the party’s grassroots object to the Tuesday morning assassination list or drone attacks on civilians or creating war in four countries living in peace in 2008? As the party faithful allow themselves to dismiss all the suffering, the death and destruction wrought by US-made weapons as if Amazon and Google toys were an acceptable trade, they lost their conscience and their connection to the basic essence of humanity’s need for peace, love and compassion.

The latest example of the Party’s devotion to war is their opposition to the withdrawal of US troops from Syria as they created the phony debate that the Kurds were worth more American blood or resources.  The Dems have always been more pro-war than they have been given credit for with WWI, WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam all initiated and/or expanded under Democrat Presidents.

With no substantiation from the mindless meanderings of a seriously disoriented woman, it is now clear that Clinton’s derangement syndrome of unresolved guilt and denial led the Democratic party to its irrational embrace of Russiagate as the justification for her 2016 loss. In other words, it was Russiagate that protected HRC’s fragile self-esteem from the necessary introspection as Americans were pitted against one another,dividing the nation in a deliberate disruption of civil society in a more acrimonious manner than any time since the 1860’s.  The country has paid a bitter, unnecessary price for a divisive strategy due to Clinton’s refusal to personally accept responsibility for her own failings.

HRC’s most egregious war crimes as Secretary of State include assigning Victoria Nuland to conduct the overthrow of a democratically elected President in Ukraine in 2014 and the ensuing violence and civil war in the Donbass as well as her joyous rapture cackling at the death of Libyan President Qaddafi in 2011. The now infamous video “We came, we saw, he died” showed her to be more than just your average war criminal but a Monster who experiences an aberrant thrill at death and destruction.

Since June, TPTB have done their darnedest to deny Tulsi a spot on the debate stage rigging the qualifying requirements as best they could.  Making it near impossible for the polling firms, which rely on campaign season and their economic connection with the DNC to call the shots in a fair and equitable manner.

As the early primary states loom ahead, the last thing TPTB need is a powerful pro-peace voice resonating with the American public. The message seems clear:  talk of peace is verboten and equates with being a Russia asset and anyone with pacifist tendencies will be publicly chastised and condemned for being a tool of the Kremlin.   None of that has stopped Tulsi Gabbard.

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Russia-Turkey Deal on Syria

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Video: Erdogan, Putin Reach ‘Historical Deal’ on Northern Syria

By South Front, October 23, 2019

According to the agreement, Turkey’s Operation ‘Peace Spring’ will continue in a limited area between Tell Abyad and Ras al-Ayn with a depth of 32km. Starting from 12:00 October 23, units of the Russian Military Police and the Syrian Army will be deployed along the rest of the Turkish border to the east of the Euphrates.

The Russian-Turkish Deal on Syria: Who Won and Who Lost?

By Andrew Korybko, October 23, 2019

Presidents Putin and Erdogan reached a deal on Syria that represents a decisive victory for Turkey while being a drastic climbdown for Damascus after President Assad vowed earlier that day that the Syrian Arab Army was “prepared to support any group carrying out popular resistance against the Turkish aggression” only to later “fully support” the Russian-brokered agreement to give Ankara practically all of what it wants once he was informed about the details by his counterpart in Moscow.

As Trump Aids and Abets Turkey’s War Crimes, the UN Must Act

By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, October 23, 2019

While the United States and Turkey reached a “ceasefire” agreement on October 17, there are ongoing reports of violations of the deal. A U.S. official told CNN that Turkish-backed forces broke the ceasefire on its first day, saying that they were either acting beyond the scope of Turkish control or Turkey “didn’t care what they did.” Two U.S. officials said the ceasefire “is not holding.” The agreement calls for a five-day ceasefire and requires Kurdish fighters to leave an area of Syria along the Turkish border, in essence, relinquishing control of their territory. The United States would lift the threat of further sanctions on Turkey, and once a “permanent cease-fire” occurs, would remove the sanctions that Trump imposed in the wake of criticism of his abrupt withdrawal from the region.

Why Did Trump Give the Green Light to Turkish Intervention in Northern Syria? Framed by Russia?

By Nauman Sadiq, October 23, 2019

In return for the generous favor of establishing a safe zone along Turkey’s southern border to address its security concerns regarding the Kurds, Turkey would probably allow the Syrian government with the backing of Russia to occupy a few strategic areas in northwestern Idlib Governorate – particularly near the Alawite heartland Latakia, such as Khan Sheikhoun, which the Syrian government has recently liberated from al-Nusra Front, and Marat al-Numan and Jisr al-Shughour – though this hasn’t been stipulated in the agreement and was most likely informally discussed in the Erdogan-Putin meeting.

Islamic State in Asia: ‘Unintentional’ Consequences of Turkey’s Syria Operation

By Paul Antonopoulos, October 22, 2019

Turkey began on October 9 its illegal offensive in northern Syria to expel terrorist organizations, primarily the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and the Islamic State according to Ankara, away from the Turkish border and to establish a safe zone in the northeast of the country to accommodate some of the millions of Syrian refugees currently in Turkey. However, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has raised some interesting questions and warned of the danger of “reverse migration” of foreign terrorists to their home countries as Turkey has completely ignored prisons and camps holding the jihadists.

Putin-Erdogan Meeting Aims to Organise Differences and Shorten the Gap Between Allies

By Elijah J. Magnier, October 22, 2019

In the first week of the month of October the US informed Turkey and Russia of its intention to withdraw from north-east Syria (NES). Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan pulled out a plan prepared over a year ago to move forces into NES and take control of cities like Manbij, Ain al-Arab and Ras al-Ayn: an area 440 kilometres long and 35 kilometres wide. The US central command and the Russian military command, as well as other countries including Syria, were informed of the Turkish intention to move forward to fill in the gap. Turkey believes this incursion into the Syrian territory serves its national security and will relocate millions of Syrian refugees living in Turkey, and those who will move out of Idlib once the liberation of the city is in process.

US Syria Pullout Leaves Troops in North and South

By Stephen Lendman, October 22, 2019

Russia’s intervention in Syria changing the dynamic on the ground, US inability to topple Iran’s government, and effectiveness of Yemeni Houthis against Pentagon/CIA-orchestrated Saudi aggression foiled US/Israeli regional aims. Before withdrawal of unclear numbers of US forces from northern Syria cross-border to Iraq, Pentagon troops controlled around 30% of the country. Unknown numbers of US forces continue to unlawfully control southern Syrian territory near the Iraqi and Jordanian borders, no plans to withdraw them.

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How Kurdish Independence Underpins Nazi Plan to Reshape the Middle East

How Kurdish Independence Underpins Israel’s Plan to Reshape the Middle East

By Jonathan Cook

Global Research,

This October 2017 article by award winning author Jonathan Cook focusses on the unspoken Israel-Kurdistan relationship.

“There has been co-operation, much of it secret, between Israel and the Kurds for decades. Israeli media lapped up tributes from now-retired generals who trained the Kurds from the 1960s. Those connections have not been forgotten or ended. Independence rallies featured Israeli flags, and Kurds spoke of their ambition to become a “second Israel”.”

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Palestinians and Israelis watched last week’s referendum of Iraq’s Kurds with special interest. Israeli officials and many ordinary Palestinians were delighted – for very different reasons – to see an overwhelming vote to split away from Iraq.

Given the backlash from Baghdad and anger from Iran and Turkey, which have restive Kurdish minorities, the creation of a Kurdistan in northern Iraq may not happen soon.

Palestinian support for the Kurds is not difficult to understand. Palestinians, too, were overlooked when Britain and France carved up the Middle East into states a century ago. Like the Kurds, Palestinians have found themselves trapped in different territories, oppressed by their overlords.

Israel’s complex interests in Kurdish independence are harder to unravel.

Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the sole world leader to back Kurdish independence, and other politicians spoke of the Kurds’ “moral right” to a state. None saw how uneasily that sat with their approach to the Palestinian case.

On a superficial level, Israel would gain because the Kurds sit on plentiful oil. Unlike the Arab states and Iran, they are keen to sell to Israel.

But the reasons for Israeli support run deeper. There has been co-operation, much of it secret, between Israel and the Kurds for decades. Israeli media lapped up tributes from now-retired generals who trained the Kurds from the 1960s. Those connections have not been forgotten or ended. Independence rallies featured Israeli flags, and Kurds spoke of their ambition to become a “second Israel”.ISRAEL: The World’s First “Bunker State”

Israel views the Kurds as a key ally in an Arab-dominated region. Now, with Islamic State’s influence receding, an independent Kurdistan could help prevent Iran filling the void. Israel wants a bulwark against Iran transferring its weapons, intelligence and know-how to Shiite allies in Syria and Lebanon.

Israel’s current interests, however, hint at a larger vision it has long harboured for the region – and one I set out at length in my book Israel and the Clash of Civilisations.

It began with Israel’s founding father, David Ben Gurion, who devised a strategy of “allying with the periphery” – building military ties to non-Arab states like Turkey, Ethiopia, India and Iran, then ruled by the shahs. The goal was to help Israel to break out of its regional isolation and contain an Arab nationalism led by Egypt’s Gamal Abdel Nasser.

Israeli general Ariel Sharon expanded this security doctrine in the early 1980s, calling for Israel to become an imperial power in the Middle East. Israel would ensure that it alone in the region possessed nuclear weapons, making it indispensable to the US.

Sharon was not explicit about how Israel’s empire could be realised, but an indication was provided at around the same time in the Yinon Plan, written for the World Zionist Organisation by a former Israeli foreign ministry official.

Oded Yinon proposed the implosion of the Middle East, breaking apart the region’s key states – and Israel’s main opponents – by fuelling sectarian and ethnic discord. The aim was to fracture these states, weakening them so that Israel could secure its place as sole regional power.

The inspiration for this idea lay in the occupied territories, where Israel had contained Palestinians in a series of separate enclaves. Later, Israel would terminally divide the Palestinian national movement, nurturing an Islamist extremism that coalesced into Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

In this period, Israel also tested its ideas in neighbouring southern Lebanon, which it occupied for two decades. There, its presence further stoked sectarian tensions between Christians, Druze, Sunni and Shiite Muslims.

The strategy of “Balkanising” the Middle East found favour in the US among a group of hawkish policymakers, known as neoconservatives, who came to prominence during George W Bush’s presidency.

Heavily influenced by Israel, they promoted the idea of “rolling back” key states, especially Iraq, Iran and Syria, which were opposed to Israeli-US dominance in the region. They prioritised ousting Saddam Hussein, who had fired missiles on Israel during the 1991 Gulf war.

Although often assumed to be an unfortunate side effect of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Washington’s oversight of the country’s bloody disintegration into Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish fiefdoms looked suspiciously intentional. Now, Iraqi Kurds are close to making that break-up permanent.

Syria has gone a similar way, mired in convulsive fighting that has left its ruler impotent. And Tehran is, again, the target of efforts by Israel and its allies in the US to tear up the 2015 nuclear accord, backing Iran into a corner. Arab, Baluchi, Kurdish and Azeri minorities there may be ripe for stirring up.

Last month at the Herzliya conference, an annual jamboree for Israel’s security establishment, justice minister Ayelet Shaked called for a Kurdish state. She has stated that it would be integral to Israeli efforts to “reshape” the Middle East.

The unraveling of Britain and France’s map of the region would likely lead to chaos of the kind that a strong, nuclear-armed Israel, with backing from Washington, could richly exploit. Not least, yet more bedlam would push the Palestinian cause even further down the international community’s list of priorities.

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Apologists of Global Capitalism: Multi-National Corporations Are Functioning as “Amoeba” in Pursuit of Profit

The apologists lecture us that morality therefore isn’t a part of business

By Larry Romanoff

Global Research,

One of the arrows in the quiver of the attack on humanity from globalisation is a new field of study – the biology of corporations. Corporate apologists claim that the overwhelming majority of multi-national companies are amoral organizations in pursuit of pure profit, and will abide by ethical or legal codes only to the extent that this behavior will maximise their profit.

They take the view that multi-national companies can be described as – and function as – an amoeba or a virus, as non-sentient beings simply living their lives and multiplying as their Creator intended, following the law of their nature. Just as whales feed on plankton, corporations don’t steal from the poor and prey on the vulnerable because they are evil; they do it because they are “feeding”.

We are told that when a doctor studies the behavior of a virus, he doesn’t morally justify its killing humans, but he excuses its homicidal behavior because a virus simply acts according to its nature, human judgments of ethics or morality being misplaced.

The apologists lecture us that morality therefore isn’t a part of business, that any company will deceive, lie, cheat and price-gouge to the maximum extent possible, but that corporations shouldn’t be punished any more than should viruses. They claim it is the nature of a corporation to be a predator, to cheat, misrepresent and steal, so as to increase profits, that this is the natural order of things, and therefore no corporation has responsibility toward its victims.

Corollaries of this rich philosophical insight are that right and wrong are meaningless concepts in a corporation, that there is no such thing as corporate social responsibility, or in fact corporate responsibility in any sense. According to these people, it is just a law of nature that the strong prey on the weak, that there are no applicable morals or ethical standards in this natural order of the world, and that we cannot punish nature for taking its normal course. Corporations are simply unthinking, non-sentient brainless amoeba who react with instinct. They are not capable of acting, nor have they any responsibility to act, with high-mindedness or compassion or a sense of fair play and honesty.

In writing about the litany of abuses committed by US firms in China, they tell us the fault lies not with the American multi-national corporations but rather with Chinese consumers and Chinese society itself, who blindly revere foreign products and therefore deserve to be cheated. They tell us American companies have predatory pricing because Chinese consumers perceive their brands as premium products, and the Chinese will continue to be preyed upon by the MNC’s until they immunise themselves against this worship of the West. If the Chinese foolishly and innocently expect fair treatment, fair prices, and real product warranties like in the West, then they will just have to learn the way all fools learn – through pain.India’s “Playing Hard to Get” with America by Letting the AIIB Fund China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

Of course, this is classic ‘blame the victim’ theology. It was Iraq’s fault it was invaded and destroyed by the US, and Libya’s too. The fault lies not with America for loving wars, but with those nations for being too weak and unsuspecting, for not developing nukes sooner, for not being predators themselves. The capacity of the human heart for deceit, and of the mind for twisted and fraudulent thinking, is truly amazing. We have American multi-national corporations in China committing the most consistent and egregious acts of deceit and fraud, but are told it’s all our fault for our lack of cynicism, for thinking well of them and expecting them to behave in our country as they behave in their own.

But the argument is transparently false, American social Darwinism at its finest. A corporation is only a legal concept, a piece of paper in a lawyer’s office, but which is staffed by real people who make all its decisions and take all its actions. Even if the corporation were a virus, those who manage it, are not. The dishonest people who present these arguments ignore the main issue, which is that the management and staff or corporations are neither amoeba nor viruses, that these people are fully sentient and capable of choosing their actions. Our apologists choose to ignore free will and free choice, and pretend dishonesty is the nature of corporations and nothing can be done about it. To argue that a corporation is just an inanimate organism acting only on instinct, is a warped and willfully-blind presentation of reality, truly twisted thinking that defends the corporations and places responsibility for their fraudulent behavior on consumers or the government. It is not corporations that are fraudulent, but the people who run them.

In July of 2014, Peter J. Henning, a professor at Wayne State University Law School, wrote an article in the NYT titled The Difficulty in Holding Executives Accountable, in which he did a rather masterful job of promoting the myth of a corporate amoeba. He began by telling us,

“It is difficult to determine who is responsible for a corporate decision when authority is dispersed throughout an organization, which means that no one can be held personally accountable for violations.”

That says it all. Responsibility is so widely dispersed throughout a corporation that no live person actually has any legal or moral accountability for anything. All the blame is attributed to lower-level beings who somehow failed to communicate to officers and directors that the company’s (very profitable) products were killing the customers. Nothing more to see here. Let’s move on. Henning did note that GM “seems to have elevated the inability to hold senior officials accountable for corporate misdeeds to an art form”, but that seems to have been his only capitulation to reality.

He informed us that prosecuting managers is difficult because “criminal statutes usually require that the person take affirmative steps to violate the law, not just that something happened under their supervision.” So when Merck’s Vioxx was quietly killing perhaps 500,000 people in the US alone, the company’s executives didn’t actually ‘take affirmative steps to violate the law’; it was just that ‘something happened under their supervision’. When GM decided not to replace the ignition switch that was killing their customers, it was the same. “We didn’t kill the motorists; they just died while driving our cars”. Henning then tells us that GM is probably innocent because auto deaths arise “most often because of how (the car) was operated rather than how it was made”, presumably including the ignition turning itself off and simultaneously disabling the brakes and air bags.

He tells us that in America ignorance is a valid defense, even if the executive in charge was negligent. Finally, he comments on proposed new legislation that attempts to hold ‘people’ responsible by “increasing the risk of a criminal prosecution for not paying attention to the injuries or deaths (a product) might be causing”. But he then laments that this may never result in a prosecution “because employees may go overboard in reporting potential problems that could result in an information overload”. In other words, so many GM employees may be afraid of jail time that they actually report all the safety hazards in GM cars, and that the volume and number of these reports would so overwhelm the regulatory authorities that they would collapse, their resulting paralysis leaving them unable to prosecute anyone for anything.

It is true that we need regulations, but we have them because morals and ethics SHOULD BE a normal part of corporate life, and we therefore punish transgressions.

But that ignores the truth that corporate executives should not be criminals. We don’t need a country with a million anti-fraud laws and a billion cynical consumers. We need honest and socially-responsible corporations. THAT is where the problem originates. Cure that, and you cure everything.

Add new laws, and you will always be adding more laws because businessmen will always find new ways to cheat. Make consumers cynical, and they will never be cynical enough to protect themselves from everyone who wants to cheat them. But repair the moral deformities in the people managing the corporations, and you no longer need laws or cynicism. Everything will work the way it should.

We need governments to pass laws that provide for severe punishment of the individuals who violate those laws, and to execute that condemnation in far more serious terms than has occurred to date. Fining Wal-Mart, Merck, Coca-Cola, P&G and Apple a few billion dollars does nothing. We need a few public executions to have the desired effect.

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