Archive | August 19th, 2016

Nazi forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)


(11 – 17 August 2016)


  • Nazi forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

–         A Palestinian civilian was killed while 32 others were wounded in al-Fawar refugee camp, south of Hebron.

–         A Palestinian civilian was wounded in the eastern side of al-Bureij in the Central Gaza Strip.

  • Nazi forces conducted 68 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 5 ones in Jerusalem.

–         73 civilians, including 5 children, a woman and a Hamas leader, were arrested.

–         29 of them, including 3 children and a woman, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

  • Nazi forces continued to impose collective punishment measures against Palestinian civilians.

–         A house was bombed in Bani Na’im village, east of Hebron

  • Nazi forces continued their efforts to create Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem.

–         A residential room and car shop were demolished while al-Khan al-Ahmar Primary School was closed.

  • Settlement activities continued in the West Bank.

–         Two barracks were demolished in Eastern Barta’ah village, west of Jenin.

–         3 houses were demolished behind the annexation wall in Beer ‘Awnah area, north of Beit Jala.

–         7 houses and a barrack were demolished in Hebron in addition to an agricultural room in Nablus.

  • Nazi forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Sea

–         10 fishermen were arrested and two fishing boats were confiscated in the northern Gaza Strip.

  • Nazi forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 9th year.

–         Dozens of temporary checkpoints were established in the West Bank and others were re-established to obstruct the movement of Palestinian civilians.

–         9 Palestinian civilians, including a girl and woman, were arrested at military checkpoints.


Nazi violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (11 – 17 August 2016).



Nazi forces have continued to commit crimes, inflicting civilian casualties. They have also continued to use excessive force against Palestinian civilians participating in peaceful protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the majority of whom were youngsters. During the reporting period, Nazi forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 32 others in al-Fawar refugee camp while they wounded a Palesitnian civilian in the Gaza Strip. In the Gaza Strip, Nazi forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen and chase them in the sea.

In the West Bank, on 16 August 2016, in new excessive use of force, Nazi forces killed Mohammed Yousif Abu Hashhash (19) when they moved into al-Fawar refugee camp, south of Hebron.  The aforementioned civilian was killed when the Nazi soldiers opened fire at him from a distance of 40 meters through a hole caused by the soldiers in the wall of a house belonging to Bajes al-Hmouz.

The aforementioned was on his way out from a residential building where his uncles and grandmother live. The bullet entered under his left armpit and settled in his body.  As a result, he was taken to the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in the camp and was given first aid and CPR.  One of the paramedics classified his wound as very serious.  Abu Hashhash then passed away as the bullet settled and he suffered internal bleeding.  The clashes, which broke out all day between the Palestinian protesters and Nazi forces, resulted in the injury of 32 civilians with live bullets in different parts of their bodies.


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Global Struggles for Dominance: Noam Chomsky on ISIS, NATO and Russia


By C.J. Polychroniou


Noam Chomsky. (Photo: Andrew Rusk)

Noam Chomsky. (Photo: Andrew Rusk)

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Has ISIS taken a foothold inside Europe? Is Erdogan’s Turkey in the process of making a huge geopolitical shift that will change the balance of power in one of the most volatile regions if the world? Are NATO and the US moving toward peace or war with Russia? In this latest exclusive interview for Truthout, Noam Chomsky offers unique insights on these issues, challenging prevailing narratives about what is happening around the world.

C.J. Polychroniou: The rise of ISIS (also known as Daesh or ISIL) is a direct consequence of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq and represents today, by far, the most brutal and dangerous terrorist organization we have seen in recent memory. It also appears that its tentacles have reached beyond the “black holes” created by the United States in Syria, Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan and have now taken hold inside Europe, a fact acknowledged recently by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. In fact, it has been estimated that attacks organized or inspired by ISIS have taken place every 48 hours in cities outside the above-mentioned countries since early June 2016. Why have countries like Germany and France become the targets of ISIS?

Noam Chomsky: I think we have to be cautious in interpreting ISIS claims of responsibility for terrorist attacks. Take the worst of the recent ones, in Nice. It was discussed by Akbar Ahmed, one of the most careful and discerning analysts of radical Islam. He concludes from the available evidence that the perpetrator, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was probably “not a devout Muslim. He had a criminal record, drank alcohol, ate pork, did drugs, did not fast, pray or regularly attend a mosque and was not religious in any way. He was cruel to his wife, who left him. This is not what many Muslims would typically consider reflective of their faith, particularly those who consider themselves religiously devout.” ISIS did (belatedly) “take credit” for the attack, as they routinely do, whatever the facts, but Ahmed regards the claim as highly dubious in this case. On this and similar attacks, he concludes that “the reality is that while ISIS may influence these Muslims in a general way, their animus is coming from their position as unwanted immigrants in Europe, especially in France, where they are still not treated French, even if they are born there. The community as a whole has a disproportionate population of unemployed youth with poor education and housing and is constantly the butt of cultural humiliation. It is not an integrated community, barring some honorable exceptions. From it come the young men like Lahouaiej Bouhlel. The pattern of [the] petty criminal may be observed in the other recent terrorist attacks in Europe, including those in Paris and Brussels.”

Ahmed’s analysis corresponds closely to that of others who have done extensive investigation of recruits to ISIS, notably Scott Atran and his research team. And it should, I think, be taken seriously, along with his prescriptions, which also are close to those of other knowledgeable analysts: to “provide the Muslim community educational and employment opportunities, youth programs, and promote acceptance, diversity and understanding. There is much that governments can do to provide language, cultural and religious training for the community, which will help resolve, for example, the problem of foreign imams having difficulty transferring their roles of leadership into local society.”

Merely to take one illustration of the problem to be faced, Atran points out that “only 7 to 8 percent of France’s population is Muslim, whereas 60 to 70 percent of France’s prison population is Muslim.” It’s also worth taking note of a recent National Research Council report, which found that “with respect to political context, terrorism and its supporting audiences appear to be fostered by policies of extreme political repression and discouraged by policies of incorporating both dissident and moderate groups responsibly into civil society and the political process.”

It’s easy to say, “Let’s strike back with violence” — police repression, carpet-bomb them to oblivion (Ted Cruz), etc. — very much what al-Qaeda and ISIS have hoped for, and very likely to intensify the problems, as, indeed, has been happening until now.

What is ISIS’s aim, when targeting innocent civilians, such as the attack on the seaside town of Nice in France in which 84 people were killed?

As I mentioned, we should, I think, be cautious about the claims and charges of ISIS initiative, or even involvement. But when they are involved in such atrocities, the strategy is clear enough. Careful and expert analysts of ISIS and violent insurgencies (Scott Atran, William Polk and others) generally tend to take ISIS at its word. Sometimes they cite the “playbook” in which the core strategy used by ISIS is laid out, written a decade ago by the Mesopotamian wing of the al-Qaeda affiliate that morphed into ISIS. Here are the first two axioms (quoting an article by Atran):

[Axiom 1:] Hit soft targets: ‘Diversify and widen the vexation strikes against the Crusader-Zionist enemy in every place in the Islamic world, and even outside of it if possible, so as to disperse the efforts of the alliance of the enemy and thus drain it to the greatest extent possible.’

[Axiom 2:] Strike when potential victims have their guard down to maximise fear in general populations and drain their economies: ‘If a tourist resort that the Crusaders patronise… is hit, all of the tourist resorts in all of the states of the world will have to be secured by the work of additional forces, which are double the ordinary amount, and a huge increase in spending.’

And the strategy has been quite successful, both in spreading terrorism and imposing great costs on the “Crusaders” with slight expenditure.

It has been reported that tourists in France will be protected by armed forces and soldiers at holiday sites, including beaches. How much of this development is linked to the refugee crisis in Europe, where millions have been arriving in the last couple of years from war-torn regions around the world?

Hard to judge. The crimes in France have not been traced to recent refugees, as far as I have seen. Rather, it seems to be more like the Lahouaiej Bouhlel case. But there is great fear of refugees, far beyond any evidence relating them to crime. Much the same appears to be true in the US, where Trump-style rhetoric about Mexico sending criminals and rapists doubtless frightens people, even though the limited statistical evidence indicates that “first-generation immigrants are predisposed to lower crime rates than native-born Americans,” as reported by Michelle Ye Hee Lee in The Washington Post.

To what extent would you say that Brexit was being driven by xenophobia and the massive inflow of immigrants into Europe?

There has been plenty of reporting giving that impression, but I haven’t seen any hard data. And it’s worth recalling that the inflow of immigrants is from the EU, not those fleeing from conflict. It’s also worth recalling that Britain has had a non-trivial role in generating refugees. The invasion of Iraq, to give one example. Many others, if we consider greater historical depth. The burden of dealing with the consequences of US-UK crimes falls mainly on countries that had no responsibility for them, like Lebanon, where about 40 percent of the population are estimated to be refugees.

Are the US and the major western powers really involved in a war against ISIS? This would seem doubtful to an outside observer, given the growing influence of ISIS and the continuing ability of the organization to recruit soldiers for its cause from inside Europe.

Speculations to that effect are rampant in the Middle East, but I don’t think they have any credibility. The US is powerful, but not all-powerful. There is a tendency to attribute everything that happens in the world to the CIA or some diabolical Western plan. There is plenty to condemn, sharply. And the US is indeed powerful. But it’s nothing like what is often believed.

There seems to be a geopolitical shift underway in Turkey’s regional political role, which may have been the ultimate cause behind the failed coup of July 2016. Do you detect such a shift under way?

There certainly has been a shift in regional policy from former [Turkish Prime Minister] Davutoğlu’s “Zero Problems Policy,” but that’s because problems abound. The goal of becoming a regional power, sometimes described as neo-Ottoman, seems to be continuing, if not accelerating. Relations with the West are becoming more tense as Erdogan’s government continues its strong drift towards authoritarian rule, with quite extreme repressive measures. That naturally impels Turkey to seek alliances elsewhere, particularly [with] Russia. Erdogan’s first post-coup visit was to Moscow, in order to restore “the Moscow-Ankara friendship axis” (in his words) to what it was before Turkey shot down a Russian jet in November 2015 when it allegedly passed across the Turkish border for a few seconds while on a bombing mission in Syria. Very unfortunately, there is very little Western opposition to Erdogan’s violent and vicious escalation of atrocities against the Kurdish population in the Southeast, which some observers now describe as approaching the horrors of the 1990s. As for the coup, its background remains obscure, for the time being. I don’t know of evidence that shifts in regional policy played a role.

The coup against Erdogan ensured the consolidation of a highly authoritarian regime in Turkey: Erdogan arrested thousands of people and closed down media outlets, schools and universities following the coup. The effects of the coup may, in fact, even strengthen the role of the military in political affairs as it will come under the direct control of the president himself, a move that Erdogan has already initiated. How will this affect Turkey’s relations with the US and European powers, given the alleged concerns of the latter about human rights and democracy inside Turkey and about Erdogan’s pursuit of closer ties with Putin?

The correct word is “alleged.” During the 1990s, the Turkish government was carrying out horrifying atrocities, targeting its Kurdish population — tens of thousands killed, thousands of villages and towns destroyed, hundreds of thousands (maybe millions) driven from their homes, every imaginable form of torture. Eighty percent of the arms were coming from Washington, increasing as atrocities increased. In the single year, 1997, when atrocities were peaking, Clinton sent more arms than the sum total [sent to Turkey] throughout the entire post-war era until the onset of the counterinsurgency campaign. The media virtually ignored all of this. The [New York] Times has a bureau in Ankara, but it reported almost nothing. The facts were, of course, widely known in Turkey — and elsewhere, to those who took the trouble to look. Now that atrocities are peaking again, as I mentioned, the West prefers to look elsewhere.

Nevertheless, relations between Erdogan’s regime and the West are becoming more tense and there is great anger against the West among Erdogan supporters because of Western attitudes toward the coup (mildly critical, but not enough for the regime) and toward the increased authoritarianism and sharp repression (mild criticism, but too much for the regime). In fact, it is widely believed that the US initiated the coup.

The US is also condemned for asking for evidence before extraditing Gulen, who Erdogan blames for the coup. Not a little irony here. One may recall that the US bombed Afghanistan because the Taliban refused to turn Osama bin Laden over without evidence. Or take the case of [Emmanuel “Toto”] Constant, the leader of the terrorist force FRAPH [Front for the Advancement and Progress of Haiti] that ran wild in Haiti under the military dictatorship of the early ’90s. When the junta was overthrown by a Marine invasion, he escaped to New York, where he was living comfortably. Haiti wanted him extradited and had more than enough evidence. But Clinton refused, very likely because he would have exposed Clinton’s ties to the murderous military junta.

The recent migration deal between Turkey and the EU seems to be falling apart, with Erdogan having gone so far as to say publicly that “European leaders are not being honest.” What could be the consequences for Turkey-EU relations, and for the refugees themselves, if the deal were to fall apart?

Basically, Europe bribed Turkey to keep the miserable refugees — many fleeing from crimes for which the West bears no slight responsibility — from reaching Europe. It is similar to Obama’s efforts to enlist Mexican support in keeping Central American refugees — often very definitely victims of US policies, including those of the Obama administration — from reaching the US border. Morally grotesque, but better than letting them drown in the Mediterranean. The deterioration of relations will probably make their travail even worse.

NATO, still a US-dominated military alliance, has increased its presence in Eastern Europe lately, as it is bent on stopping Russia’s revival by creating divisions between Europe and Russia. Is the US looking for a military conflict with Russia, or are such moves driven by the need to keep the military-industrial complex intact in a post-Cold War world?

NATO is surely a US-dominated military alliance. As the USSR collapsed, Russia’s Mikhail Gorbachev proposed a continent-wide security system, which the US rejected, insisting on preserving NATO — and expanding it. Gorbachev agreed to allow a unified Germany to join NATO, a remarkable concession in the light of history. There was, however, a quid pro quo: that NATO not expand “one inch to the East,” meaning to East Germany. That was promised by President Bush I and Secretary of State James Baker, but not on paper; it was a verbal commitment, and the US later claimed that [that] means it was not binding.

Careful archival research by Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson, published last spring in the prestigious Harvard-MIT journal International Security, reveals very plausibly that this was intentional deceit, a very significant discovery that substantially resolves, I think, scholarly dispute about the matter. NATO did expand to East Germany; in later years to the Russian border. Those plans were sharply condemned by George Kennan and other highly respected commentators because they were very likely to lead to a new Cold War, as Russia naturally felt threatened. The threat became more severe when NATO invited Ukraine to join in 2008 and 2013. As Western analysts recognize, that extends the threat to the core of Russian strategic concerns, a matter discussed, for example, by John Mearsheimer in the lead article in the major establishment journal, Foreign Affairs.

However, I do not think the goal is to stop Russia’s revival or to keep the military-industrial complex intact. And the US certainly doesn’t want a military conflict, which would destroy both sides (and the world). Rather, I think it’s the normal effort of a great power to extend its global dominance. But it does increase the threat of war, if only by accident, as Kennan and others presciently warned.

In your view, does a nuclear war between the US and Russia remain a very real possibility in today’s world?

A very real possibility, and in fact, an increasing one. That’s not just my judgment. It’s also the judgment of the experts who set the Doomsday Clock of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists; of former Defense Secretary William Perry, one of the most experienced and respected experts on these matters; and of numerous others who are by no means scaremongers. The record of near accidents, which could have been terminal, is shocking, not to speak of very dangerous adventurism. It is almost miraculous that we have survived the nuclear weapons era, and playing with fire is irresponsible in the extreme. In fact, these weapons should be removed from the Earth, as even many of the most conservative analysts recognize — Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, and others.

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Bahrain: Zio-Wahhabi regime بداية التغيرات الاقليمية الممهدة لسقوط الاستبداد



تطورات كبيرة تحدث في المحيطين العربي والاسلامي يمكن اعتبارها تأسيسا للتغيير الذي طال انتظاره. واذا كان الطغاة يعولون على امكاناتهم المادية فحسب، فان المظلومين المدافعين عن انفسهم والمطالبين بحقوقهم يبذلون جهودا مضنية لتحقيق التغيير ويؤمنون بوجود مدد غيبي من الله سبحانه تدعم جهودهم وتضاعف آثارها، وتضعف شأن الظالمين وتكسر اسلحتهم. ويمكن استعراض بعض التطورات ذات الصلة بحتمية التغيير في ما يلي:
اولا: ان السعودية التي يعتبرها الخليفيون الداعم� الاساس لها تضعف يوميا، خصوصا مع مرض الملك سلمان بن عبد العزيز واقتراب الاستحقاق الوراثي في مجال الحكم، وما سيصاحبه من لغط سياسي واختلافات داخل البيت السعودي نفسه. فقد هزمت في اليمن اخلاقيا وسياسيا وعسكريا واقتصاديا، واصبحت اصابع الاتهام توجه لها بارتكاب جرائم حرب على نطاق واسع. وقد سحبت الامارات قواتها من اليمن، فاصبحت السعودية متهمة بكافة جرائم الحرب التي ترتكب هناك. فالسعودية متهمة باستهداف المستشفى الذي تديره منظمة “أطباء بلا حدود” وقتل وجرح العشرات من المرضى والاطباء والممرضين، وهي متهمة كذلك باستهداف مدرسة للاطفال وقتل عشرات منهم في واحدة من اشد المجازر الوحشية التي ارتكبتها السعودية. وقد هدد بان كي مون باعادة السعودية لقائمة الدول التي تنتهك حقوق الطفل. وهذا يعني ان السعودية ليست في وضع تحسد عليه، بل ان ظروفها السياسية والاقتصادية اضعفت موقها كثيرا، خصوصا مع تسليط الاضواء على معاملة المرأة وغياب الحريات واستمرار اعتقال الكتاب والنشطاء مثل رائف بدوي وغيره.
ثانيا: بيان خبراء الامم المتحدة حول اوضاع البحرين، يعتبر فريدا من نوعه، خصوصا لجهة اختياره الكلمات والمصطلحات. فقد شجب البيان سياسات طاغية البحرين الذي يستهدف السكان الاصليين في وجودهم وعقيدتهم. وعبر عن ذلك بمصطلح “الاضطهاد” وهي سابقة لها مضمونها الخطير على العصابة الخليفية. فالاضطهاد احد انواع الجرائم ضد الانسانية، لانه يتضمن استخدام القوة في غير مكانها ولتحقيق اهداف غير مشروعة، وبهدف تركيع الطرف الآخر او القضاء عليه او اهانته او استعباده، وجميع ذلك جرائم ضد الانسانية. وما تمارسه العصابة الخليفية هذه الايام من استهداف مباشر للعلماء باعتقالهم والتنكيل بهم وسحب جنسيات بعضهم، ومنعهم من امامة صلاة الجمعة، كل ذلك يؤكد الاضطهاد الخليفي الذي يعتبر احدى وسائل الابادة. يضاف الى ذلك ان الحصار المتواصل على منطقة الدراز هو الآخر جريمة ضد الانسانية، فسكان الدراز محاصرون ويتعرضون يوميا للاهانة والاستعباد من قبل القوات الخليفية التي تتكون في اغلبها من المرتزقة الاجانب. الشيخ عيسى احمد قاسم، رمز الوطن والدولة الحديثة ودستور البلاد الشرعي مهدد بالسجن والابعاد بعد قرار الديكتاتور سحب جنسيته قبل محاكمته. وجسد الشيخ كرامة الشعب والوطن وشموخ الاحرار برفض حضور المحكمة الخليفية التي اصبحت بوقا قبيحا لديوانه، وانحصرت مهماتها بنقل قرارات جلاديه ومعذبيه للضحايا تحت سقف القضاء. وقد جاء تصريح الخبراء الخمسة صفعة قوية ليس للخليفيين فحسب، بل داعميهم في لندن وواشنطن، لانه كشف بوضوح ليس فيه لبس او غموض بان الخليفيين يضطهدون السكان الاصليين بشكل متعمد ومتواصل.
ثالثا: التغير في الجغرافيا السياسية في إثر المحاولة الانقلابية الفاشلة في تركيا التي استهدفت حزب العدالة والتنمية الحاكم، واسقاط رئيسه المنتخب، رجب طيب أردوجان. صحيح ان الانقلاب فشل، ولكن صفحته لم تطو بعد، بل ان تبعاتها ستلاحق القوى التي شاركت في التخطيط له ودعمته. وهنا لا تبدو السعودية والامارات والبحرين جهات بريئة، بل انها متهمة بدعم الانقلاب، كما فعلت في مصر، بدعم الانقلاب العسكري الذي قام به عبد الفتاح السيسي واسقط به الرئيس المنتخب، محمد مرسي، وضرب به جماعة الاخوان المسلمين بدون رحمة. الانقلاب التركي كسر التوازن السياسي القائم في المنطقة منذ سنوات، وأسس لتحالفات جديدة ليست لصالح السعودية وحليفاتها. كما انه ليس لصالح القوى الغربية التي لم تقف ضد الانقلاب عندما حدث، بل كانت تصريحاتها تتضمن قبوله وعدم الاعتراض عليه. ولذلك كان الغضب الذي انتاب اردوجان وحزبه فظيعا لانه شعر بموقف خياني ممن كان يعتبرهم حلفاء له سواء في الازمة السورية ام على صعيد حلف الناتو او في اطار الاتحاد الاوروبي. ووفقا للمعلومات التي رشحت فان الايرانيين والروس اكتشفوا المخطط الانقلابي قبل وقوعه واخبروا الحكومة التركية به فكانت مستعدة له. ومن المؤكد ان تغييرا كبيرا طرأ على قناعات الساسة الاتراك، فاصبحوا اكثر تقاربا من ايران وروسيا، وما يزالون يضغطون على الولايات المتحدة لتسليمها المعارض التركي المتهم بالتخطيط للانقلاب، فتح الله غولن. ان هذا تغير استراتيجي في المنطقة سوف ينعكس سلبا على الوضع السعودي بشكل كبير ويوفر بديلا “سنيا” لها بعد ان احدثت شرخا كبيرا في جسد العالم الاسلامي وبثت الطائفية والمذهبية بوتائر غير مسبوقة. وليس مستبعدا ان يكون تغير الموقف التركي بداية النهاية للهيمنة السعودية على العالم الاسلامي لانه سيؤدي الى تعرية الحكم السعودي ويعيد التوازن الى الموقفين العربي والاسلامي، ويضعف تحالف قوى الثورة المضادة الذي تتزعمه السعودية و “اسرائيل”.
رابعا: ان الوضع في البحرين بلغ ذروته في الاستقطاب، فما عاد هناك الا فريقان: الشعب البحراني الاصلي، من الشيعة والسنة، والعصابة الخليفية واذيالها من المنتفعين والانتهازيين والمتسلقين. ولم يكن هذا الاستقطاب يوما واضحا كما هو عليه اليوم. فالصراع يدور بين الشعب والعائلة� الخليفية المدعومة من الخارج. وحتى الذين كانوا ينتهجون منهجا “وسطيا” بمعنى القبول بالحكم الخليفي في مقابل الحصول على بعض الحقوق، ادركوا عدم جدوى تلك السياسة، لان الخليفيين يريدون كل شيء ولا يسمحون لاحد بشيء. في مملكة الصمت والمنع ومصادرة الحريات ودولة القبيلة الواحدة والحاكم المتسلط على الناس بالمرتزقة الاجانب، اصبح التعايش مع منظومة الحكم مستحيلا. فحتى الجمعيات السياسة ادركت عدم جدوى التعويل على العمل داخل تلك المنظومة، فهي ممنوعة من العمل السياسي الحر، وقد اعتقل الامناء العامون للجمعيات السياسية الاربع لانهم عبروا عن آراء ومواقف لا تنسجم مع ما يريده الديكتاتور الذي اصبح ذيلا للسعوديين بعد ان سلمهم السيادة على البلاد. هذه الجمعيات فقدت مبررات وجودها بعد ان تعذر عملها واصبحت اسيرة للقوانين الخليفية التي تمنع العمل السياسي الحر وتصادر الحريات، وترفض منح هذه الجمعيات ترخيصا بتنظيم مسيرة او احتجاج. هذه الحقائق تؤكد صحة موقف الثوار الذين اخذوا على عاتقهم مسؤولية التغيير بالاساليب السلمية والعصيان المدني، ودعوا علنا باسقاط نظام الحكم الخليفي، ورفضوا تكرار تجربة الماضي بتمكين السفاحين الخليفيين من رقاب الشعب مرة اخرى. ان هذه التطورات تشير الى تبلور واقع اقليمي جديد تتلاشى فيه الهيمنة السعودية وتسقط فيه انظمة الاستعباد والقهر والديكتاتورية، وهذا ما سيحدث بعون الله تعالى
اللهم ارحم شهداءنا الابرار، واجعل لهم قدم صدق عندك، وفك قيد أسرانا يا رب العالمين
حركة احرار البحرين الاسلامية
19 اغسطس 2016

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Choseness from Bernard Lazare to Michael Foster

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By Gilad Atzmon 

In 1894 the French Zionist intellectual Bernard Lazare published his monumental book ‘Anti-Semitism, its Causes and History.’ 

Like most of his contemporary early Zionists, Lazare realised that anti-Semitism had its roots in the bad behaviour of Jews.

Four and a half decades before the Shoah, Lazare discerned what it was about the Jews that made them hated in so many disparate places and time periods. Lazare and most of his fellow early Zionists understood that the Jews were often complicit, if unwittingly, in their own victimisation. They were actually pretty effective in bringing disasters on themselves.

Those who want to learn how Jews bring disasters on themselves should follow the activities of Michael Foster, a man who identifies himself as a prominent “Labour Jewish donor.”

The Jewish Labour donor Foster suffers from the belief that the Labour party is a private matter for Jews. He “despises” Corbyn as well as his supporters. He presumes that the £400, 000 he has spent on the Labour party entitles him to dismiss what seems to be the democratic choice of the vast majority of Labour party members. Foster’s recent Daily Mail commentary, Why I despise Jeremy Corbyn and his Nazi stormtroopers‘ provides us with a spectacular illustration of Jewish bad behaviour.

Consistent with the most distasteful supremacist tribal conduct, Foster dismisses Corbyn followers as a ‘circus’ and as ‘Corbynistas,’ he calls them “disciples” to imply that Corbyn followers are a religious cult rather than a rational political movement. The Jewish donor goes so far as to label Corbyn supporters as Sturm Abteilung (Nazi stormtroopers).

In fact, the only contemporary collectives that resemble Sturm Abteilung are West Bank Jewish settlers and the Beitar Jerusalem football fans who chant en masse “Here we are, we’re the most racist football team in the country!”

In a bizarre twist, Foster who is an active and prominent operator for a foreign lobby (LFI), dares to call Corbyn’s politics “alien to this country.” Foster imagines that the man who is supported by a huge majority within the Labour party membership is “divisive and aggressive.”

What makes the Corbynistas divisive and aggressive? Foster answers, “if you are like me, a Jewish donor to Labour, you are smeared as a Blairite conspirator, plotting to falsely use the accusation of anti-Semitism to damage the Left.” But Foster has been behaving exactly as he describes openly and intensively for over a year.

Maybe Lazare’s compendium of Jewish bad behaviour needs an updated revision. It is sadly symptomatic of a Jewish political merchant to be oblivious to the effects of his own actions. Michael Foster self-identifies as a Jewish Labour donor and overtly operates against Corbyn, the democratic choice of the Labour party. Foster proclaims his £400, 000 investment in the Labour Party and then protests that he is deeply offended when he is singled out by some of Corbyn’s supporters for his behaviour.

At least Michael Foster has added a precious contribution to our understanding of Jewish politics and power. For obvious reasons not many Jewish mammonites are stupid enough to acknowledge their conspiratorial agenda. Foster is doing so for free.

Bernard Lazare published Anti-Semitism, its Causes and History four decades before Hitler came to power. Instead of reading Lazare and attempting to remedy their position, Jewish institutions labeled Lazare as a self-hater and ignored his invaluable study. Lazare didn’t know Michael Foster but he identified the Jewish supremacist symptoms that are, unfortunately, attached to Jewish culture, politics, collectivism and lobbying. Lazare identified the self-aggrandising belief in his own superiority that fuels Michael Foster. But there is one symptom Lazare failed to identify; the choseness that is an unfortunate and severe form of blindness. Choseness, like supremacy, disables any form of mirroring or self-reflection.

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Hasidic ‘Shomrim’ receive no punishment after assaulting black American

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A Black man was brutally attacked by five men in 2013 and has spent the last three years fighting for justice. Unfortunately, he may never see it. Two of five Hasidic neighborhood patrolmen have been sentenced, but will spend no time in jail.

On Tuesday, two men charged with gang assault, punishable by up to 25 years in prison, walked away with a sentence of community service and three-year probation for an attack that left 24-year-old Taj Patterson blind in his left eye.

Pinchas Braver, 22, and Abraham Winkler, 42, were two of five men that assaulted Patterson.

Whether Patterson was attacked for being black, he’ll never know.

“I was alone. I was an easy target. I’m black, a whole slew of reasons,” Patterson told the Gothamist.

Patterson was walking through South Williamsburg when he was stopped by five members of the neighborhood patrol group known as the Shomrim. Patterson told the New York Daily News it was about 4:00am when the men knocked him down, shouting, “Stay down, f****t!”

Multiple people claim to have seen the attack.

Evelyn Keys, an MTA bus driver, intervened when she saw what was happening. She described the jackets the men were wearing to the Daily News in May, saying, “I know the first letter is an ‘S.’ Under those three letters there was a word that started with an ‘S.’”

“That wasn’t a misdemeanor,” she said.

Mariano Ortiz, 33, told the Daily Mail that his attempt to photograph the attackers’ license plates nearly ended with him being mowed down.

“One of [them] tried to hit me,” Ortiz said.

Despite the witnesses, the case faced a number of hurdles before even being investigated. Patterson attempted to report the attack to the police, but was dismayed to discover that it had been closed a day later. The report said that Patterson was attacked by only one man and claimed that Patterson was “highly intoxicated, uncooperative and incoherent.”

Patterson believes that racial issues factored into their decision, telling the Daily Mail, “I think they saw this black kid . . . and they might have seen the Jewish guys and thought he must have done something wrong because the Jewish guys wouldn’t do anything wrong.”

It took his mother, Zahra, to contact media sources for the attack to be investigated.

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Why Russia Keeps Investing in US Economy Despite Political Tensions


Despite deep political tensions between Russia and the West, Moscow will continue to invest its surplus of currency in US Treasuries, a reliable and stable investment tool, analysts say.

As for the end of June, Russia increased its holdings of United States Treasuries to $90.9 billion, three percent more against the previous month, according to data from the US Treasury.

A year ago, Russia held $72 billion in US Treasuries. Thus, in 12 months, Russia increased investment in the US economy by 26 percent.

Moscow is the 16th biggest holder of US debt. The top three countries are China ($1.24 trillion), Japan ($1.15 trillion) and Ireland ($270.6 billion).

Currently, Russia is dealing with a sluggish economy. However, the government has ruled out the possibility of a default. Flexible exchange rates and low sovereign debt are helping to stabilize the economy. In addition, Russia has formidable gold and foreign exchange reserves of nearly $400 billion. The Russian Central Bank plans to increase reserves, from the actual $400 billion to $500 billion.

In theory, Russian gold and foreign exchange reserves, including the Reserve Fund ($38 billion), should be put in operations and bring profits.

Currently, there is a discussion between Russian economists and politicians about the ways to boost the Russian economy.

Some say that all reserves should be accumulated within one investment fund and used to invest in the economy. However, there is the risk that such a measure will not be effective and would only accelerate inflation rate. Finally, the Russian government has confirmed it will continue to invest in foreign assets.

Relations between Moscow and Washington now seem to be at their worst phase since the end of the Cold War. At the same time, nearly a fourth of the sum ($91 billion) has been invested to the US economy.

Many in Russia have repeatedly called to abandon investment in US debt. One of the arguments is that US Treasuries have a low yield. The most popular 10-year bonds have an annual yield of 1.5 percent. This is higher than the dollar inflation rate (0.7 percent in 2015), but is still extremely low. If all of Russia’s reserves were invested in US Treasuries Moscow would gain $6 billion of annual profits and only $3 billion in real terms (adjusted for inflation in the US).

However, Russia’s gold and foreign exchange reserves as well as its sovereign wealth fund are very limited financial tools. These funds can be invested only in the most reliable assets, including bonds issued by countries with high credit ratings. By contrast, for example, Norway’s welfare fund can invest across the world, buying stakes in European, Asian and American companies.

Russia invests the bulk of its money in conservative low-yield assets denominated in US dollars and euros. In this context, investing in US Treasuries is logical and clear.

Currently, bonds issued by European countries are a bit more profitable than US debt but their reliability is in question, taking into account the permanent debt crisis in the eurozone and uncertainty about the bloc’s future.

“Treasury bonds of the US and other developed countries are the most popular tool to invest surplus of currency. It is risk-free, in terms of liquidity, volatility and the possibility of a default. In fact, US Treasuries are a low-yield deposit account that can be closed at any moment and the money can be used for other needs,” Evgeny Loktyukhov, senior analyst at Promsvyazbank, told the Russian news website

According to the expert, the Russian government is investing in the US economy because this is the only possible way to invest. Loktyukhov said that there is no significant domestic demand for foreign currency in Russia. What is more, Russia does not have a large-scale international investment program.

US treasuries are high in demand because of their reliability and high liquidity, Bogdan Zvarich, analyst at Finam, added.

“The default risk on US Treasuries is extremely low. Of course, the flip side is their low yield. Nevertheless, US Treasuries are very attractive as an investment tool. As for their liquidity, US Treasuries can always be sold in the market at actual prices without serious losses,” he pointed out.

As for the increase of Russian investments in the US economy, analysts say the reason is that the situation with moving capital across Russian borders has improved.

“Increased investment in foreign obligations, including US Treasuries, is the consequence of the improved situation with the current account balance,” Loktyukhov said.

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‘What we saw in Syria goes against everything we read in the United States’

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By Mark Taliano 

Patterns have long since emerged.  We know that each illegal war of conquest is prefaced by a Public Relations campaign that demonizes the target country’s leader and its government as it lies about on-the-ground realities. Muammar Gaddafi, for example, was presented to Western media consumers as a lunatic and despot. The Western narratives, however, were contradicted by the fact that he earned broad-based support from Libyans, all of whom enjoyed public services such as free healthcare and schooling, and a high standard of living.

The same demonization campaign is being waged against the hugely popular Dr. Bashar al-Assad, the democratically –elected President of Syria.

Terrorist –embedded propagandists teach us that he is an evil dictator who kills his own people, and that “he must go”; however, credible evidence inverts this logic.

Henry Lowendorf, a member of the Executive Board of the U.S Peace Council’s Peace and Fact-Finding Delegation to Syria — recently returned from Syria — reports, that, “What we saw (in Syria) goes against everything we read in the United States.”

He repudiates the Western media’s demonization campaign against the government of President Assad and the Syrian Arab Army in these words:

“When you go to Syria, which I did last month, the popularity of the government and the Syrian Arab Army is rampant. It’s not out of some dream fantasy. It comes obviously from the government and the army being the only thing between living a secular life on the one hand and the hatred and violence of ISIS and the various other terrorist groups underwritten by the terrorist Saudis and US and their allies on the other. The refugees who don’t leave Syria do not flee to the terrorist side, they flee to the government side, in huge numbers. So would all of us in similar circumstances. Syrians do not want their country turned into Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, or any of the other countries the US has liberated.”

The reality is an inversion of the propaganda lies fed to Western audiences.  In fact, President Assad must stay, for the sake of civilization, and for the sake of destroying Western-backed terrorism.  Each time Empire succeeds in destroying another country, the problem of terrorism worsens – as might be expected. The destruction of Libya, for example, set the stage for the attempted destruction of Syria.

Weapons stolen from Libyan armouries, thanks to the invasion, were covertly shipped to Syria – all beneath the radar of the U.S Congress.

A recently declassified Department of Defense document indicates that,

“Weapons from the former Libya military stockpiles were shipped from the Port of Benghazi, Libya, to the Port of Banias and the Port of Borj Islam, Syria”

And none of this is accidental. Sustainable Western open-source documentation demonstrates that the growth of terrorism is willful, and according to Western plans.

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The propaganda lies, the false flags,  the terrorist-embedded NGOs , and the use of terrorist proxies to criminally destroy one country after another, is not only empowering terrorism world-wide, but it is also leading us to engineered conflict with nuclear-armed countries, in particular, Russia.

Whereas the propaganda lies further the causes of barbarity and ignorance, we need a redirection towards the polar opposite: towards trajectories that support civilization, progress, and the rule of law.

Prof. Chossudovsky explains in America’s ‘Humanitarian War’ against the World that

“What is consequently required is a massive redirection of science and technology towards the pursuit of broad societal objectives. In turn, this requires a major shift in what is euphemistically called ‘US Foreign Policy’, namely America’s global military agenda.”

We need to shift from Death Industries of the Military Industrial Complex, to Life Industries that serve, rather than destroy, humanity. We also need a strong anti-war movement based on a broad-based support of the truth, and a broad-based rejection of the “governing” lies.




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Under The New World Order ‘VIDEO’


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How you will live under globalism, when there are no alternatives allowed to you. Music by Claire K. Rivero. Video by Michael Rivero.

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Russia Deploys Jets at Iranian Base to Combat Syria Terrorists


Russian warplanes have been deployed to the Hamedan Air Base in western Iran in a bid to take part in the fight against Zio-Wahhabi Takfiri insurgents in Syria.

Al-Masdar News (AMN ) reported the newly signed military agreement between Russia and Iran, noting that such move will allow Russia to reduce flight time by 60%, saving the Kremlin both money and improving airstrike effectiveness.

Currently, the strategic TU-22M3 bombers take flight from southern Russia at Modzok airfield, AMN reported.

The distance of these flights equal roughly 2,150km to reach a target near Palmyra. In comparison, the Hamedan Air Base in Iran is roughly 900km from Palmyra.

The Hmeimim (or Khmeimim) Airbase in Latakia province, which Russia was granted access to in late 2015, is not suitable for the massive TU-22M3, one of the largest bomber jets in the world.

The Russian military is yet to announce how many TU-22M3 will be operating from the Iranian airbase.

Russia has earlier requested Iraq and Iran airspace allowance to transport cruise missiles into Syria.

This development indicates significantly improved political relations between Iran and Russia.

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Sharing and ending food waste – the keys to ridding the world of hunger


World hunger

By Graham Peebles

Food, like shelter and health care, is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a fundamental right of all people, irrespective of circumstances or income. Yet, one in nine of the global population does not have enough to eat, despite the fact that there is enough food to feed everyone.

The fact that around 800 million people are literally starving to death in a world of plenty is a level of human injustice which beggars belief. Women and children are the worst affected. Women, who in many countries are not allowed to own land, make up 60 per cent of the global total. The World Food Programme estimates that if they were given equal access to resources, “the number of hungry in the world could be reduced by up to 150 million people”.

The causes of hunger are not complicated. While the rich indulge to excess, and fill to overflowing, people are allowed to die of hunger-related illnesses simply because they don’t have enough money to buy food. This needless human destruction is not simply unjust, it is atrociously immoral and should fill us all with shame. As a wise man has said, “my brothers how can you watch these people die before your eyes and call yourselves men?”

The poorest of the poor

People starve and live with “food insecurity” for one fundamental reason: poverty.

Poverty is not simply defined by a lack of income, but virtually all other types of poverty, including poor health care, poor education, poor nutrition, as well as the more psychological effects – lack of self-esteem, personal shame and embarrassment – flow from this basic underlying, and decidedly crude, form of poverty. And while poverty affects everyone irrespective of age, the impact on children is devastating, making them vulnerable to all manner of exploitation, threatening their safety, rights, health and education.

In developing countries, according to the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), “more than 30 per cent of children – about 600 million – live on less than USD 1 a day [the World Bank poverty line is USD 1.90 a day]”. Poor nutrition, rather than emergency famine, causes nearly half (45 per cent ) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year, 90 per cent of whom are the victims of long-term malnourishment. And for those who survive early childhood, hunger leaves a lifelong legacy of cognitive and physical impairment.

Although the vast majority (98 per cent) of those living with acute food insecurity are found in “developing” – i.e. poor – countries, perhaps surprisingly an additional 50 million people or so (14 per cent of the population) are in the United States,  supposedly the world’s richest nation, but significantly also the country with the highest levels of wealth and income inequality in the world.

Sub-Saharan Africa (where 25 per cent of children are malnourished) accounts for 214 million people living with food insecurity, but the greatest concentration of starving human beings (525 million), according to figures from The Hunger Project, lives in Asia. Inevitably, given its population (1.3 billion), the largest proportion is in India (over 200 million), where the causes of hunger are pretty much the same as everywhere else in the world: high levels of poverty, inequality, rising food costs, inflation and poor governance. We could add to this list lack of sharing, or distribution of foodstuffs to those in need, and food waste. According to the United Nations Development Programme, “up to 40 per cent of the food produced in India is wasted”, 21 million tonnes of wheat alone.

India ranks 80th out of 104 countries in the Global Hunger Index and is home to a third of the world’s poor and hungry. Approximately one in three Indian children are malnourished, and some 3,000 die every day from diet-related illnesses. This in what is regularly hailed as the world’s fastest growing economy, where according to Forbes, 111 billionaires and almost 200,000 millionaires live. The same absurdity – of extraordinary insular wealth, excess and greed alongside desperate poverty and crippling suffering – is repeated globally. Oxfam states that the annual “income of the world’s richest 100 people is enough to end global poverty four times over” – worldwide there are 1,826 billionaires, with a combined wealth in excess of USD 7 trillions.

Starving in a world of plenty

Worldwide hunger is not the result of population of lack of food. As Oxfam states “it’s about power, and its roots lie in inequalities in access to resources and opportunities”, as well as financial inequality and the economic injustice that feeds poverty. There is roughly the same number of overweight or obese people in the world as the number suffering from hunger. This highlights what many see as one of the underlying causes of hunger: grotesque levels of inequality, within nations and between countries.

Inequality results from a fundamentally corrupt economic system. In fact, it is inherent in the system itself, a system that has labelled everything a commodity – including food, shelter, health care and education – to be profited from until exhausted – and everyone a consumer to be exploited into penury then discarded. It is a system that drives compassion and the natural human qualities of sharing and empathy into the shadows; it devalues community and champions individual success, no matter the cost to other people or the environment. It says you can feed yourself and your family only if you have money to do so; if not we will sit in comfort and complacency and watch you and your children die.

The chasm between the rich and the rest is greater today than ever. The statistics are staggering. Currently the richest 85 people in the world are worth more than the poorest 3.5 billion; the lower half of the global population possesses just 1 per cent of global wealth, while the richest 10 per cent own 86 per cent of all wealth. “The top 1 per cent account for 46 per cent of the total.” Unless the current trend of rising inequality is checked, Oxfam forecasts that “the combined wealth of the richest 1 per cent will overtake that of the other 99 per cent of people next year”.

To redress the growing division between the grossly rich and the desperately poor, the charity is calling for what it describes as a “global new deal” in order to “reverse decades of increasing inequality”. It consists of a radical programme to deal with everything from closing tax havens, which “hold as much as USD 32 trillion, or a third of all global wealth”, to dealing with weak employment laws and investing in – not cutting – public services.

It is time, Oxfam says, that “our leaders reformed the system so that it works in the interests of the whole of humanity rather than a global elite”. This means designing a just model with sharing at its heart so that the resources of the world, including food and water, are shared equitably among the people of the world.

Creative solutions to end hunger and food waste

There are various basic measures that have been shown to cut hunger sharply: Encouraging and investing in smallholder farmers (instead of selling off their land to multinational corporations), particularly women. World Food Programme findings show that high rates of hunger are strongly linked to gender inequalities. “When women are supported, whether as farmers or as food providers, families eat,” and when mothers receive education on good feeding techniques and getting the right nutrients, child malnutrition is reduced. Providing school meals has the combined effect of addressing hunger and keeping children in school, thus helping families break the cycle of poverty that leads to hunger.

Technology also has a part to play. The World Food Programme reports that “in Syria, the refugees from Iraq get a voucher on a cell phone to spend in a local store. The storekeepers love it. The farmers love it. It saves money.” This is a brilliant scheme that does away with money, as does “Food for Assets”, a project that offers food in payment for work to poor, hungry communities, including smallholder farmers. Add to this list raising the minimum wage of the lowest paid workers and, importantly, ending food wastage.

Globally, around a third of all food produced (1.3 billion tonnes) is wasted; in America the figure jumps to half. In addition to wasting food, all the resources needed to grow and distribute it are also squandered, the key ones being energy and, crucially, water: the United Nations informs us that “250 km3 of water is wasted in growing these [wasted] crops, an amount that would meet all the world’s water needs”. Complacency among those of us in the West where there is an abundance of food is a major factor: with masses of food in the shops we don’t need to be careful with it, is the common attitude.

There are a number of common-sense recommendations for reducing food wastage, all of which are easy to implement: invest in food storage technology, so that food keeps for longer; force supermarkets to stock and sell imperfect vegetables (meaning naturally, not corporately, shaped) at lower prices; donate food to those in need and revise the over-zealous sell-by-dates. Redistributing – sharing unwanted food rather than wasting it – would help eliminate hunger. Duncan Green, Oxfam UK’s senior strategic adviser, states in The Guardianthat on some estimates, “stopping the waste of food after harvest due to poor storage or transport infrastructure, and then in our own kitchens, could free up half of all food grown”.

An economy based on sharing

Over and above these positive steps, all of which would contribute to reducing hunger, ending hunger totally is inextricably linked to abolishing the extreme levels of poverty that half the planet lives with.

This requires a creative reappraisal of the economic system and a collective will to bring about real and lasting change. The current heartless market-driven structure makes no concession to need and is conditioned totally by money; as the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation states “even when enough [food] is produced… there is no guarantee that a market economy will generate a distribution of income that provides enough for all to purchase the food needed”.

The fact that food is burnt, or left for rats to feast on, because it’s cheaper to destroy the produce than distribute it to those in need reveals the inhumane nature of the economic rules that fuel such shameful neglect. Sharing, imaginatively utilised, is the fundamental and common-sense element that would end hunger and acute poverty, and quickly. The fact “that hunger exists at all shows the urgency of redistributing income and assets to achieve a fairer world”, says Duncan Green. “That redistribution has not already taken place is truly something to be ashamed of.”

It is time to design an economic system that allows for the required sharing of food, water, land and other natural resources, as well as knowledge and skills. This must be a  just and humane model, as advocated by the Brandt Commission, that honours our collective commitment to Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and holds, as its primary aim, the meeting of humanity’s basic needs: food, shelter, health care and education. And it must not be driven by corporate profit, greed and the obscene accumulation of personal wealth, which is fuelling inequality and causing the premature deaths of hundreds of millions of the poorest, most vulnerable people in the world.

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