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Iran smashes US blockade on Venezuela with fuel delivery

The axis of resistance is building its network of practical solidarity in the teeth of imperialist opposition.

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The revolutionary spirit of both the Iranian and Venezuelan peoples stands as a beacon of hope for the oppressed masses of the whole world, and earns the unbounded respect and support of all anti-imperialists.

In a stunning display of solidarity and courage, Iran has successfully dispatched five Iranian-flagged tankers loaded with petrol to Venezuela, asserting the legal right of the two countries to trade with whomever they wish and breaking the criminal blockade imposed by US imperialism.

From the moment the tankers set out in mid-May, Iran made no secret of their intended destination, openly challenging the supposed right of the US to dictate who should trade with whom, and facing down the piratical threats and bluster with which the imperialists seek to bully and intimidate sovereign nations into compliance with their demands.

Iran and Venezuela have a formidable record of mutual support in the face of imperialist aggression. Back in 2009, the situation was reversed, when Hugo Chávez supplied petrol to Iran, a brave act of solidarity in revenge for which then-president Obama levied sanctions against Venezuela’s state-owned oil company PDVSA.

Ten years on and Iran is returning the favour. Venezuela’s problem now is that whilst the country has plenty of oil, US sanctions have starved the country of the wherewithal to refine it for use as fuel. Those sanctions obstruct Caracas from getting hold of spare parts with which to repair the refineries or the chemical additives necessary for turning crude oil into fuel.

It is estimated that the five tanker loads, now all safely docked at Venezuelan ports, have brought enough fuel to supply the country with fuel for some 50 days, and Iran has made it clear that if Venezuela requests more it is happy to supply it.

Back in April, the US indulged in provocative naval manoeuvres in the Caribbean, supposedly in furtherance of an anti-drug operation, but in reality to heighten the threat level against the legitimate government of Nicolás Maduro – a government that the US has failed to oust in successive coup attempts.

Caracas noted that this was reminiscent of the naval build-up that preceded the invasion of Panama in 1989, and was a clear threat to the sovereignty and independence of Venezuela. Indeed, President Trump had already specifically threatened Venezuela with a naval blockade.

So it surprised nobody when Iran’s friendly trade initiative in May was greeted by the US with warlike (if incoherent) words, with Trump exclaiming: “We’ve got it [Venezuela] surrounded, it’s surrounded at a level that nobody even knows but they know. We are watching to see what happens.” (Trump claims to have Venezuela ‘surrounded’ as Iranian tankers approach by Lucas Koerner, Orinoco Tribune, 23 May 2020)

Given the prevailing warlike tone issuing from the White House, both trade partners took security precautions against possible acts of US piracy.

Iran’s minister of defence, Amir Hatami, warned the US that his country would respond firmly to attempts to prevent Persian oil tankers from sailing to Venezuela, declaring: “Iran will not tolerate obstacles [to its oil ships]. Both the United States and other countries know that we will not hesitate. If the obstacles continue or increase, Iran’s response will be forceful.” (Iran promises the US a forceful response if it prevents oil tankers from entering Venezuela to alleviate gasoline shortages, Orinoco Tribune, 21 May 2020)

Meanwhile, Venezuela’s army and air force were getting well prepared for all eventualities. In the course of military drills on the island of La Orchila, missiles were tested in readiness for any US attack on the tankers.

Further, Venezuela’s defence minister, Vladimir Padrino López, explained that all the tankers, when they hit Venezuelan waters, would be “escorted by ships and planes of the Bolivarian national armed forces (FANB), to welcome them and say to the Iranian people: Thank you for so much solidarity and cooperation!” (Venezuelan army to escort Iranian tankers bringing gasoline to Venezuelans blockaded by US sanctions, Orinoco Tribune, 20 May 2020)

The revolutionary spirit of both the Iranian and Venezuelan peoples stands as a beacon of hope for the oppressed masses of the whole world, and earns the unbounded respect and support of all anti-imperialists.

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Not a riot. An uprising

By: Liberation Staff

“This isn’t a riot. It’s an uprising! It’s a rebellion! And successful uprisings and rebellions become REVOLUTIONS.” Eugene Puryear of the PSL addresses massive crowd in Philadelphia on Sat. June 5. “Everyone likes to care about civil rights, but no politicians cared about civil rights until Black people started shutting this country down and breaking unjust laws!”

TRANSCRIPT

They are the ones who are causing the violence.

The real outside agitators are the cops that come from the suburbs, that shoot down our brothers and sisters, that harass us with stop and frisk, that treat every Black person like a criminal.

They don’t care about peace. They don’t care about justice.

I don’t care if they kneel. I don’t care if they hold a sign. I don’t care if they put out a press release. I don’t even care if they hand out water here today. It’s all an attempt to take you away from the reality.

It’s not this movement that has caused chaos – it’s the 400 years of racist oppression that Black people aren’t going to take anymore.

They always say, “well it’s just a few bad apples.” And I always wonder when people say that, if they just have never heard the whole thing. Because, I’m originally a country boy and I know the quote, it’s “one bad apple spoils the whole bunch.” It’s not just one. Every single one of them is rotten, and rotten to the core.

If you would stand alongside someone who would murder someone in the street for no reason, you are just as rotten. You are just as complicit. You are just as responsible.

And if you’re one of these Black cops, that says, “well I know what it is”, well then why are you doing what you’re doing? You’re doubly complicit because you know it’s wrong.

So we’re not going to allow any of these fake side issues to stop us. Justice for George Floyd. Justice for Breonna Taylor. Justice for all victims of police murder.

But we also know it goes deeper than that, that this is systemic. And when we say “systemic,” people say “what does that mean?”

Just think about it like this: the police allegedly are supposed to make sure people follow the law. But what is the law? Who makes the law? Are the laws just?

Crowd: NO

Are the laws just?
Crowd: NO

Are the laws just?
Crowd: NO

So just right there you know if they’re designed to enforce the law, they are designed to enforce injustice. It’s not a bug, it’s a feature. It’s not a problem, it’s working the way it’s supposed to.

The cops draw their lineage from the slave patrols. The slave patrols that say if you’re Black you can’t do this. You can’t do that, you can’t go here. All you can do is work. Well, we talk about curfews now. What are the curfews they put on young Black people in the suburbs, if not a slave patrol? You can’t go here, you can’t go there.

It’s the same struggle, it’s the same system.

Capitalism and imperialism was built on the backs of the genocide of Native Americans, the enslavement of African Americans, the exploitation of working class people. It can’t operate without it.

They said we’ll give you a Black president, and Ferguson had to erupt under a Black president. ‘Cause it doesn’t matter what color the face in the high place; if the system remains the same, the system remains unjust.

Something beautiful is happening right now in the U.S. Look to your left, look to your right. Look behind you where hundreds of people are coming and joining this demonstration.

People came out on the streets and said they wouldn’t take it anymore, so they charged the cop. People came out on the streets, every brand is cynical, we know they don’t want to lose customers, every brand in the country is scrambling to act like they are with us.

It wasn’t voting, no disrespect, but it was the power of the people that made every single elite institution in this country acknowledge the justice of what we are doing.

Everybody loves to look back and talk about things that happened in the past. People will say, “we had the civil rights movement in this country, you should be like them.” Well I don’t know if people forgot, but the civil rights movement meant that people got into the streets and broke the law. They went to jail.

No politicians cared about civil rights until Black people started to shut this country down.

People will say, they’ll tell you in school, “well in the 1930s, Roosevelt was the president and he helped unions grow.” That’s a lie. You know what really happened? People sat down in their factories. They took over the plants, they shut down production, and they said, “ain’t nobody gonna make a dollar until we get justice.”

So there’s two things we can do. We can listen to all the people who didn’t do anything for years, like Joe Biden who created mass incarceration, and now wants to take a knee. We can do what they want us to do. And we’ve heard it before: “Trust us.” Just go to the polls, cast a ballot, “trust us, trust us.”

Sometimes I wonder, what was George Floyd thinking during those nine minutes? ‘Cause I know watching the video, I just kept thinking of all these people who said “trust us, we’ll do something about it.”

So we can go that route.

But from my point of view, we can go another route. And that’s to stay in the streets and make this country ungovernable.

If workers don’t work, they can’t make money. If protests paralyze the streets, they can’t make money.

This is the United States, where the almighty dollar controls everything. So if you want to put it all behind money, we’re going to stop your money until Black Lives Matter in this country.

This is not a riot, this is an uprising. This is not a riot, this is a rebellion. And successful uprisings and rebellions become revolutions.

I believe and I remember the comrades in Haiti in 1791, who rose up against the slave owners, and they burned everything to the ground, but they ended up free.

So we have to ask ourselves, will we stay passive or will we fight for our freedom?

Will we fight?
Crowd: YES

Will we fight?
Crowd: YES

Will we fight?
Crowd: YES

Will we fight?
Crowd: YES

Turn to your neighbor and say “I’ll fight for you.” Turn to your other neighbor and say” I’ll fight for you.” And now say all together that we’re going to stay together, and we’re going to fight until everybody is free.

They never think it can happen until it does. Let ’em laugh at us. Let ’em ridicule us.
Let ’em yell “get a job.” Let ’em say whatever they want to say. We are an unstoppable force that will bring this capitalist system to its knees. That will put people over profit. That will fight for socialism in this country.

So I thank all of you who are here today. I thank the hundreds who are still trying to join this demonstration.

I’ll fight for you, we’ll fight together, until we’re all free.

Power to the people!

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‘Israel’ is Still Demolishing Palestinian Homes. American Taxpayers Cannot be Silent.


You won’t see U.S. soldiers demolishing the townhouse of former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin before or after his trial for killing George Floyd. You won’t see his bank account frozen nor that of the other former police officers, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane, who just watched and listened as Chauvin pressed his knee on the hand-cuffed Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes as he gasped, “I can’t breathe.” 

Even in the midst of a pandemic, the Nazi regime continues to demolish the homes of Palestinians accused of deadly attacks against the Nazi occupation , saying it acts as a deterrent. During one such mission to demolish a home in Jenin in February, Nazi sniper killed Sgt. Tarek Badwan standing in uniform at the door of his local Palestinian police station, as well as a 19-year-old protester.

What would Americans say if sharp-shooters routinely shot and killed protesters here like they do in the Nazi occupied West Bank and Gaza? What would Americans say if we demolished the homes of murderers like Chauvin? Critics of the Nazi home demolition policy, which also includes destroying homes built without a permit, say it amounts to collective punishment. Why are U.S. taxpayers silent as we foot the bill for the Nazi regime collective punishment? 

Read More About Israel’s Home Demolitions in Our Latest Issue

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From rebellion to revolution

A profound rebellion against racism has been sweeping the country for a month. Millions have taken to the streets in every part of the country, shaking public opinion. Elite institutions, individuals and corporate brands are scrambling to offer symbolic sacrifices at the altar of racial justice in the hopes they will be spared from the righteous wrath in the streets. 

At the same time the police are wantonly attacking protestors and continuing to murder Black people, making a mockery of all the “official” declarations of “anti-racism.” 

Hidden in just this fact is the most important lesson: The capitalist system grants concessions only in defense of its own stability. None of the grisly facts of racism was unknown or undocumented prior to the assasination of George Floyd. The only thing that has changed is people are willing to burn down buildings and confront the “shoot-to-maim” riot brigades. 

Stability has not been restored. Massive crowds continue to come out into the streets; unions are taking strike action for Black Liberation; and a big cultural moment featured a Black Communist as the hero

Various attempts to extinguish the flames of resistance–through force or flattery–have had the opposite effect. For the authorities this begs the question of what will get people out of the streets? Those in the streets meanwhile grapple with what it takes to make substantive changes and what would even constitute “real change.” 

There are many rebellions, fewer revolutions. Rebellions are usually associated with fighting the good fight, revolutions with winning it. We remember many slave rebellions across the Americas, but only one slave revolution. We celebrate the heroism of Nat Turner and Dessalines equally but recognize that their achievements are of different orders. 

Rebellions express the inability of the current system to resolve its own contradictions using the existing political framework. Revolutions resolve those contradictions: a new framework, a new system. 

The uprising that erupted after the murder of George Floyd is beset on two sides. On the one hand the forces of “law and order;” on the other an assorted group of “reformers” seeking to placate resistance through cosmetic change. In other words, on both counts, the familiar strategies of counter-insurgency designed to quench any rebellion to the status quo: repression and co-optation. 

And they are right to be concerned as this new upsurge in the Black Liberation Movement coincides not only with a pandemic but also a severe economic crisis and the unfolding disasters associated with climate change. The idea of socialism — the extension of social and economic rights — is rising and unsettling the capitalist status quo. The LGBTQ movement and the rise of #MeToo are taking aim at thousands of years of social and cultural conventions. 

The oppression of Black America is so central to the country that the struggle for Black Liberation has often acted as a detonator, so to speak, setting off broader social struggles throughout the system. In today’s volatile mix, the charges now rigged to blow may be too difficult for capitalism to withstand. 

Those in the streets are learning concretely about their own power. The scale of the response to the uprising — from nearly every corner of the capitalist class — has also revealed that they fear that the struggle of the Black community will grow and expose a distinct source of weakness. 

Moving from rebellion to revolution is ultimately figuring out how to operate the “detonator factor” capitalist elites fear so much.

This is the political context with which we now approach the question of “reforming” or “defunding” or “abolishing” the police.

What is policing?

The first really “modern” police department in the United States were the Charleston City Guards formed in the 1730s. They were created out of fear that the more informal methods employed before were not sufficient to prevent slave revolts. 

Policing has further roots in the growth of urban centers in the mid-19th century. The expanding capitalist economy was growing through large influxes of immigrants rendering former methods of social control less effective. Notably, the rise of policing in this context was not a response to rising crime; in fact, in some early police bastions, crime appeared to even fall in the decade preceding the formation of police departments. They were about control.

The issue was not the scale or intensity of the “crimes” but who was committing them. Those with the power to mould public opinion identified the new working classes as a particular threat. They saw and portrayed the workers as a mob, prone to licentiousness, who must be controlled for the good (read: stability) of society.  

The Boston Council noted, for instance, the need for police based on the “great numbers” arriving in the city without the benefit of “New England training” who can be “held to restraint” only by “fear of the lawgiver.” 

In both cases the police were not a reflex response to “crime.” Then–and now–they were the instrument for controlling classes of people deemed “criminal,” prior to any individual action. The essence of deploying the police as a “preventive” force is clearly predicated on determining that “crime” is “natural” to some more than others. 

Any system of laws, to be effective, has to establish some universal legitimacy. Having the police known as purely protectors of property and order for the rich would not do. So they grew to include other auxiliary functions and were recast in popular culture and by the political elite as unbiased and heroic “public servants.” Policing became the generally accepted means by which two crucial needs are secured for the populace at large: personal safety and contract enforcement. This perceived legitimacy of the notion of policing gives the police as an institution tremendous cultural authority. 

The real story

In reality, crime is at historic lows and what crime is out there isn’t being dealt with terribly effectively by the police. Less than half of (FBI described) “violent” crimes (46 percent) are ever solved, and only 17 percent of “property crimes.” 

Despite the perception that the police are out there “fighting a war” as they always put it, being a cop is actually less dangerous than being a farmworker, groundskeeper, septic tank servicer,  garbage collector, truck driver, roofer, or flight engineers — just to name a few of the 15 jobs officially more dangerous than being a police officer. 

There is no real war with crime. Yet in city after city, militarized police drain 30 to 40 percent of municipal budgets. There is certainly a signal that something else is at play. Take for instance “Stop-and-Frisk,” widely lauded for years as a very effective “crime-fighting mechanism” in every major city in the U.S.. Many millions of people were stopped in New York, but only 0.3 percent resulted in a jail sentence longer than 30 days. Only 0.1 percent led to a conviction for a violent crime. Despite the racial disparities in the number of stops, whites who were stopped were 50 percent more likely to be found with a gun than Blacks.

The police were undoubtedly aware of these dismal results in real-time. So what other explanation can there be other than the issue wasn’t stopping crime but asserting dominance over areas pre-determined to be “criminal?”

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Nazi occupation Gastapo arrest a guard and five young women from Al-Aqsa Mosque

By: Sammi Ibrahem,Sr

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Nazi occupied Jerusalem: The Nazi occupation police arrested this Sunday Sunday, one of the guards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and five young women, after they were attacked after storming the “Bab Al-Rahma” chapel, before they were all released on the condition of being deported from Al-Aqsa.

The Quds Newsletter reported that members of the Nazi Gastapo stormed the “Bab Al-Rahma” chapel in Al-Aqsa Mosque, and arrested the young women; Shifa Abu Ghalia, Aya Abu Nab, Aya Maatouk, Maram Al-Natsheh, and Mayar Al-Natsheh, after the attack on them.

The Nazi occupation forces also arrested the guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Abdul Karim Al-Qaoud, noting that the police transferred them all to investigate one of its centers in the city of Jerusalem.

The Nazi occupation authorities released the young women and the Al-Aqsa guard, after hours of arrest, on condition that they be kept away from the Al-Aqsa Mosque for a week.


Clashes and arrests after raiding Palestinian homes in the West Bank

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The Nazi occupation army arrested, at dawn today, 13 Palestinians, after they destroyed their homes in the Nazi occupied West Bank.

The official agency, Wafa, reported that the Nazi occupation forces arrested Mamdouh Al-Ramahi, Muath Sufyan Al-Ramahi, and Ahmed Muhammad Zaid from the Jalazoun camp in Ramallah.

It also arrested Basil Al-Barghouthi and his son Muhammad from the village of Copper, and Muhammad Zahi Abu Dhaher from the village of Abu Shkhidem.

From Tubas, the Nazi occupation army was arrested; Iyad Mithqal Abu Mohsen, Daham Fayez Dabak, and Zahi Ahmed Abu Ali, after raiding the homes of their relatives in Tayasir village.

From Bethlehem, the occupation forces arrested Ali Abu Surur, 25, from Wadi Rahhal village, and Muhammad Akram Taqatqa, 27, from the town of Beit Fajjar.

The Nazi occupation army also arrested the brothers Ahmed and Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Sheikh, after they stormed and searched their house in the city of Jenin.

Clashes erupted between the occupation forces and Palestinian youths in Copper and Birzeit, interspersed with the launching of bombs and bullets, and the youths tried to confront the occupation forces by throwing stones and paint cans on the military patrols.

The Nazi occupation forces fired sound and lighting bombs in the town of Derastia, northwest of Salfit, and a number of young men threw Molotov cocktails towards the occupation forces in Al-Aroub camp, north of Hebron.

Clashes and arrests after raiding Palestinian homes in the West Bank

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The Nazi occupation army arrested, at dawn today, 13 Palestinians, after they destroyed their homes in the Nazi occupied West Bank.

The official agency, Wafa, reported that the Nazi occupation forces arrested Mamdouh Al-Ramahi, Muath Sufyan Al-Ramahi, and Ahmed Muhammad Zaid from the Jalazoun camp in Ramallah.

It also arrested Basil Al-Barghouthi and his son Muhammad from the village of Copper, and Muhammad Zahi Abu Dhaher from the village of Abu Shkhidem.

From Tubas, the occupation army was arrested; Iyad Mithqal Abu Mohsen, Daham Fayez Dabak, and Zahi Ahmed Abu Ali, after raiding the homes of their relatives in Tayasir village.

From Bethlehem, the occupation forces arrested Ali Abu Surur, 25, from Wadi Rahhal village, and Muhammad Akram Taqatqa, 27, from the town of Beit Fajjar.

The Nazi occupation army also arrested the brothers Ahmed and Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Sheikh, after they stormed and searched their house in the city of Jenin.

Clashes erupted between the Nazi occupation forces and Palestinian youths in Copper and Birzeit, interspersed with the launching of bombs and bullets, and the youths tried to confront the Nazi occupation forces by throwing stones and paint cans on the military patrols.

The Nazi occupation forces fired sound and lighting bombs in the town of Derastia, northwest of Salfit, and a number of young men threw Molotov cocktails towards the occupation forces in Al-Aroub camp, north of Hebron.

Nazi mass arrests of more than twenty Palestinians, including a woman

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At dawn today, the occupation forces launched a massive campaign of arrests in the city of Jerusalem and its environs, and the occupied West Bank, targeting a woman and more than twenty Palestinians.

The Awad Samreen family council in Silwan reported the arrest of 50-year-old Palestinian Ibtisam Saeed Awad Samreen (Umm Muhammad Sharaf), after they raided, searched and vandalized her home.

He said in a statement, that Samreen suffers from many diseases such as scleroderma, pressure, diabetes and liver diseases, denouncing the process of storming her house and arresting her.

Nazi forces and intelligence forces stormed Al-Issawiya village, northeast of Jerusalem, and began a raid and search of Palestinian homes in it.

He knew among the detainees; Ali Muhammad Obaid, Amjad Ali Obaid, Mahmoud Shafiq Obaid, Mahmoud Ramadan Obaid, Iyas Hussain Obaid, Muhammad Walid Obaid, Nayef Waseem Obaid, Wissam Nayef Obaid, Tamer Darwish, and Majd Mustafa.

According to local sources, the occupation forces arrested three young men from Qalandia refugee camp, north of Nazi occupied Jerusalem. Anas Yaqoub, Abdullah Alqam and Ismail Abu Latifa, along with the arrest of Raed Nimr Mahmoud Abdel-Jawad from the town of Anata, northeast of the city, after they raided his home at dawn.

She added that clashes erupted between the youths and the occupation forces in Qalandia, which led to a number of Palestinians being shot and strangled by poison gas.

In the Nazi occupied West Bank, the occupation forces arrested Mujahid Basil Al-Barghouthi from the village of Kober, north of Ramallah, Saeed Rabah Dwaikat, Aseel Nasser Dwaikat, and Ahmed Yasser Dwaikat from Nablus.

The Nazi occupation forces also arrested Nasser Bassam Baajawi while he was in his workplace in the occupied interior, from the town of Ya`bad in Jenin.

Also arrested was Ibrahim Khamis, 18, and Nidal Ibrahim Abu Ahour, 41, from Bethlehem. 

For the first time .. Palestine records 3 deaths in Corona within hours

Accusations of cronyism and wasta in the case of returning the stranded to the West Bank

The second, in hours, is the death of a sixty woman from the Corona virus in Hebron

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John Bolton’s Complete Book: The Highlight of Trump’s Former National Security Adviser

Several books have been published about Donald Trump’s presidency, but the recent book of former National Security Adviser John Bolton has sparked more interest in American and world public opinion, given the writer’s status and the nature of the information he provided.

The book – titled “The Chamber where the events took place” – describes the ignorant president with the simplest geographical facts, and his decisions go beyond his desire to hold on to his position for a second term.

Trump wonders why Bolton failed to testify at the President’s dismissal sessions, while US President Bolton described him as “incompetent” and “boring stupid”.

The White House is trying to ban the book from being published, but US media have obtained copies of it, and has begun publishing clips of its contents.

Below we look at some of the exciting claims contained in Bolton’s book.

1- Trump asks China for help for his re-election
In his book, Bolton describes a meeting between Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit held in Japan last year.

Bolton says that the US president “transformed the conversation in a surprising way to the upcoming US presidential election (in 2020),” referring to China’s economic ability, and asked President Xi to ensure that he won that election.

“(Trump) stressed the importance of American farmers and the impact of the increase in Chinese procurement of soybeans and wheat on the election result,” he says.

It is noteworthy that the agricultural sector was one of the important sectors in the American Midwest that helped elect Trump in 2016.

2- He said that building detention camps is “a right thing”
that has caused China’s treatment of the Muslim Uighur minority to have international criticism, as it is believed that about a million members of this minority are currently detained in Xinjiang.

On Wednesday, Trump endorsed a decision to impose sanctions on Chinese officials involved in Uighurs, which angered China.

But Bolton says in his book that Trump welcomed the Chinese measures, when President Xi defended the building of those detention camps.

And he says, “According to our translator, Trump said that something has to go ahead with building the detention camps, which is what the US President described as the right thing to do.”

3- Trump “favors dictators” and
Bolton said that Trump was willing to interfere in judicial investigations “to favor the dictators he loves.”

To view the full book, click here

Source: nbn

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This is how Syria successfully controlled the Corona pandemic

By: Sammi Ibrahem,Sr

In an article entitled “How Syria managed to control Corona with such success?”, The American Herald Tribune reviewed the measures that Syria had taken and the successes it had achieved in confronting the Corona virus, despite its Western economic blockade.

The newspaper pointed out in an article by writer Tim Anderson that Syria dealt with a lot of intelligence with the Corona pandemic and succeeded to a great extent in containing it with little damage and the lowest number of injuries and deaths compared to countries of the region and the world.

She said: This was not because of luck, nor by practicing the Swedish method of non-interference. On the contrary, it came through a rapid and decisive response to the Syrian government, which took the threat of the virus seriously and communicated and maintained confidence with the Syrian people and imposed strong quarantine controls at first, but with Keeping it as flexible as possible and imposing quarantine measures quickly even long before the first infection is discovered.

The newspaper pointed out that the Syrian government formed an emergency committee to follow up on the matter and set up a national plan of action to confront the virus, in addition to developing diagnostic kits, quarantine facilities and training medical staff even before any cases of the virus were discovered.

Soon after the first case was discovered, the government imposed a curfew at night, to prevent large gatherings, although curfews were rarely resorted to even during nine years of war.

This rapid response helps explain why there were less than 200 cases as of June 18 and only 7 deaths in Syria. This is despite the fact that the country is still occupied by three foreign armies and their terrorist groups.

The newspaper emphasized that the general Syrian approach is similar to the Cuban approach, as there was daily information from the health authorities, and strong quarantine measures were imposed even before the infection was detected, and severe closures were imposed on the whereabouts of the infection.

The newspaper pointed out that Syria had achieved the best results in the region and although it was facing a “siege of genocide” imposed by the United States and the European Union, it was able to effectively defend public health. The herd. ”Or when US President Donald Trump said that warmer weather would kill the virus, the Syrian government acted quickly and decisively to protect the Syrian people.

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Disclosure of the size of Iran’s oil exports at the time of the sanctions

Fars News Agency published a report on the volume of Iranian oil exports during the past fiscal year (March 2019 – March 2020) in light of the United States imposing severe sanctions on Iran’s oil exports.

The agency said that Iran exported about 490 thousand barrels of oil a day last year, and obtained revenues of 8.9 billion dollars, as it calculated the average price of a barrel by fifty dollars.

“Fares” was based on the statements of high-ranking government officials, who talked about the decline in Iranian oil exports, where Isaac Jahangiri, the first vice-president of Iran, said last week that Tehran’s oil revenues last year amounted to about eight billion dollars, while it previously exceeded the hundred mark. Billion dollar.

During a meeting in Parliament this month, which discussed the economic situation in the country, Central Bank Governor Eid Al-Nasir Hemati said that Iran’s oil revenues in 2010, that is, during the era of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, amounted to $ 107 billion, while last year it contracted to less than 20 % Of this level.

The agency added that the Iranian government faced a large budget deficit last year, and that it achieved only 30% of the oil revenues stipulated in the budget.


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Chinese messages to the Lebanese government and offers … Willing to cooperate with projects amounting to 50 billion dollars

Posted by: Sammi Ibrahem,Sr

There is something that can never be understood or understood in terms of all this underestimation and the “coolness of nerves” that are dealt with with the offers of the East to address the economic crisis. Why is all this “overtones” about a useful option that saves Lebanon in this exceptional and unprecedented circumstance? Is it fear, cowardice, hesitation, or politeness of the risks of external forces, or what? It seems that the issue is now in need of simplification, so let us think together aloud. Lebanon is an economically exhausted country and stands on the verge of collapse, if not transferred at its core. On the other hand, the offers that come to us from the east are still valid and even renewed. What prevents Lebanon from turning to this useful option? Of course, it is no longer a secret to anyone that there is an American red light that prevents Lebanon from any solution. What is required is his siege and starvation, which was referred to by the Secretary General of Hezbollah, His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.

The situation in Lebanon is getting worse, and political forces have only to look with reason to see what America has done and is doing to us. Conducting a comprehensive review of the history of the American intervention in Lebanon in various fields, especially political and economic ones. It is incumbent upon us not only to ignore Washington and to go with steady steps towards a solution, but rather to shout at its delegates and say “no”. On Ahmad’s side, Lebanon is almost dead economically, financially and critically. As long as he is dead, America’s challenge will not deprive Lebanon of anything. On the contrary, America’s challenge means breaking that tight cordon over Lebanon’s neck and breathing a sigh of relief to start a new stage in Lebanon’s history. A stage in which the American occupation and colonialism departs from Lebanon in everything. Therefore, all that is required of the Lebanese government is to say “ok” to the East’s offers, specifically the Chinese ones. Beijing has expressed its willingness to cooperate in infrastructure and other areas in Lebanon, so what does the representative of Chinese companies in Lebanon, Mr. Sarkis Chalhoub, say about this issue? 

Sayyid Nasrallah’s speech has been moved again 

Once we ask Professor Shalhoub about the Chinese shows, he will take out all of the files related to his file. He expands on serious Chinese projects that have not been heard in Lebanon. All of this is surprised by the “paint”, despite offers on a plate. The conversation with Chalhoub highlights the frequency of control of the Lebanese state. Shalhoub begins by telling the story of ancient Chinese new shows, as they are, of course, not recent. Years ago, the Chinese took the initiative to cooperate with Lebanon. However, Shalhoub explains in an interview with Al-Ahd news site that the new movement in this issue actually started after the arrival of Hizbullah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah some time ago, during which he called for heading east towards China. At that time, we re-activated this issue. The Chinese companies are ready to invest projects in Lebanon that reach the limit of 50 billion dollars, and they have no problem or “veto” on any project that Lebanon requires or needs. 

A letter was sent in March to the Prime Minister

A month ago, the Prime Minister delivered the Chinese performance books

About a month ago, Shalhoub says, I personally brought the books of the Chinese performances addressed to the Prime Minister, Dr. Hassan Diab, and requested an official appointment to meet him and handed him over. The problem, according to Chalhoub, lies on the Lebanese side, who always receives messages but keeps them unanswered, which undermines Lebanon’s credibility with China. Shalhoub explains that during his meeting with the Prime Minister – which he personally was very responsive – he was offered a number of projects, including: 

Railway project

– Implementing a railway project linking Tripoli to Khaldeh, and in the second plan you will reach Naqoura. Here, Shalhoub explains that we have placed, with the President of the Bank, a message from Bank of China worth a billion dollars, showing his willingness to finance this project. Tomorrow Friday, there is an appointment that will bring me together with the Minister of Works Michel Najjar to discuss this matter, in the hope that there will be a serious and rapid response. More than that, the speaker notes that in order to complete this project and reach in the second plan to Naqoura, many maps and executive studies that require 6 million dollars must be completed, and China has offered its willingness to pay this amount in the event that the state does not have, to implement China The project is worth between three and four billion dollars. 

Implementing the electricity plan from A to Z 

A project to implement the bot-to-Z power plan. It is only required of the state to choose which plan it wants, and China is ready to implement all related projects. According to Chalhoub, the implementation of the electricity plan needs between one billion dollars to one billion and 300 million dollars, and all these numbers and more, China is willing to finance it. The Chinese companies affiliated with the Chinese state pledge to finance and complete all projects, and they need approximately 28 months to complete the implementation of the electricity plan project in Lebanon. On this point, Chalhoub expands the witness to many of the discussions and discussions that took place previously. China has offered Lebanon that if it does not want a Chinese “turbine” to generate energy, – although it provides at every station 100 million dollars and these turbines are guaranteed – China is preparing to secure the “turbines” from the German company “Siemens”, or “General Electric” from the start. From the agreements you enter into with these companies. But the problem with the issue of electric energy – Shalhoub explains – lies in the fact that Lebanon sometimes shows its willingness to cooperate with certain companies, and sometimes it argues that it does not have the funds for financing. According to Chalhoub, China does not require the Lebanese state to pay today. Here, Shalhoub shows his surprise how, in some projects, Lebanon turns to Western companies and rejects offers from China, at a time when Siemens refused to finance Lebanon, stressing the need to pay the “Eurobond” first. Just as General Electric rejected this. 

A message to the Prime Minister in May

Message to the Minister of Energy in May

New messages sent today to Diab and Carpenter 

The speaker talks about the Chtoura-Beirut tunnel, which was approved in the House of Representatives. This tunnel shows China all willing to fund it in the bot way, in billions of dollars. And Shalhoub reveals that Chinese companies today sent new official books to each of the prime minister and minister of works, concerned with China’s interest in implementing the Chtoura-Beirut tunnel project, after they had taken initial approval. It expresses its readiness to cooperate in infrastructure, energy and other projects.  

Today, Thursday (18 June), a message was sent to the Prime Minister

Today, Thursday (18 June), a letter was sent to the Minister of Works

In the language of confident Chinese intentions, Chalhoub stresses that if China does not finance projects in Lebanon, no one will fund and no one will cooperate. Repeats the Lebanese state’s problem of hesitation, sometimes we want to cooperate and sometimes not. One of the ministers – Shalhoub says – initially asked to cooperate with China, and sent a letter to her so he answered him quickly, to say then that he wanted to implement the cabinet decision that limits response to certain companies. 

China has pledges in 63 countries around the world

China is ready to implement any project that Lebanon needs. There are development and environmental projects, so let the country bid for a tender like state. We put it according to the “underground” Chalhoub, and the monetary fund will not give us one dollar, and if he gives us, he will give us from the camel his permission. How can we reject offers from a rich country like China?!. Shalhoub stresses that China is the largest industrialized country in the world. In Iran, there is the largest crematorium in the world pledged by the company “Siemens” and implemented by China from cadres to equipment and others. Here, Shalhoub reveals that we are working to facilitate the arrival of a large official delegation to Lebanon, but unfortunately there is still no serious interest to open the door. Why? According to Chalhoub’s convictions, because there are parties that benefit from the lack of electricity in Lebanon. Are you worried about America? Honestly, I don’t know, says Shalhoub, who explains that China operates in Saudi Arabia, Dubai and other regions, and has pledges in 63 countries around the world. 

In conclusion, Shalhoub says that the Chinese delegation is ready to come to Lebanon via a private plane with a letter from the bank to finance projects in Lebanon just to take the word “ok” from the Lebanese government.

Source: Al-Ahd website

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Is there a deal between Taj al-Din and al-Fakhouri ?!

News – Radwan Murtada

Lebanese businessman Qassem Taj Al-Din, who is held in American prisons, will be in Lebanon in less than a month, although his sentence has not ended. This was confirmed by a Lebanese security reference to Al-Akhbar, confirming that the release of Taj Al-Din is linked to the conditions of Corona, which constitute a threat to his life, given that he is 65 years old.

The aforementioned authority denied all reports about the existence of any deal linking the release of Taj al-Din with the release of Nizar Zakka, who was convicted by the Iranian judiciary of spying for the American intelligence service, or the Zionist agent Amer al-Fakhouri from Lebanon. He emphasized that the defense agents of Taj al-Din submitted a petition for consideration of his health. The sources indicated that Taj al-Din is one of hundreds of cases in which the American judiciary agreed to reduce the length of their owners ’sentences due to the Corona epidemic that threatens their lives, knowing that the Lebanese businessman was arrested in March 2017, and was sentenced to 5 years in prison.

The Tajuddin family revealed that American Judge Reggie Walton agreed on May 27 to release Qasim Tajuddin on humanitarian grounds, due to Corona’s risks to his life if he remained in prison.

It should be noted that Taj al-Din was sentenced to five years imprisonment and a fine of 50 million US dollars, after his defense agents concluded an agreement with the public prosecutor stipulating that he confessed exclusively to the “crime of defrauding the US Penal Code” for buying goods from American companies.

Despite US accusations of him being involved in terrorist financing and describing him by Western, Arab and Lebanese media as Hezbollah’s finance minister, the US Attorney General failed to provide any evidence for the accuracy of his allegations. Nevertheless, many media outlets still describe him as the suspect with Hezbollah funding.

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