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Émission de L'Autre Monde du 31 janvier 2008: Sibel Edmonds, économie, Moyen-Orient






Émission de L'Autre Monde du 31 janvier 2008: Sibel Edmonds, économie, Moyen-Orient



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L'Autre Monde 31 janvier 2008

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- Tour du monde avec Les Nouvelles Internationales: Nouvel alignement des pays arabes, siège israélien de la bande de Gaza, les 935 mensonges du régime Bush, corporatisme et militarisme, fascisme, et plus...


- Économie américaine en banqueroute: on vous impose une taxe cachée à travers l'essence


- Dossiers spéciaux: Sibel Edmonds - On a vendu des secrets nucléaires au plus offrant à travers un réseau clandestin impliquant États-Unis, Israël, Pakistan et Turquie, entre autres.




LE PRIX DE LA LIBERTÉ EST L'ÉTERNELLE VIGILANCE

Il serait plus approprié d’appeler le fascisme Corporatisme parce qu’il est en fait la jonction du pouvoir d’état avec celui du corporatisme.

"Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of State and corporate power."

- Attributed to Benito Mussolini (1883-1945), Fascist Dictator of Italy


La première vérité est que la liberté d’une démocratie n’est pas en sécurité si le peuple tolère la croissance du pouvoir du secteur privé jusqu’à un point où il devient plus puissant que les états démocratiques eux-mêmes. Ceci, dans son essence, est le fascisme - le gouvernement qui est la propriété d’un individu, un groupe, ou n’importe quel autre pouvoir contrôlant du secteur privé.


"The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power."


- Franklin D. Roosevelt in an April 29, 1938 message to Congress


L’essence du fascisme... c’est que le gouvernement devrait être le maître, et non le serviteur du peuple.


“The essence of fascism... is that government should be the master, not the servant, of the people.”
- Thomas DiLorenzo in his piece "Economic Fascism"



Montrealers Against the North American Union: Protest February 16!

Looking Ahead to 2008 by Mike St-Onge, January 1, 2008

Date: Feb 16, 2008
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Place: details to follow
Host: Concerned Citizens of Montreal et environs

stay tuned for more

contact: Fred Cusinato derf-man@hotmail.com

More Information: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7348342122&ref=share


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Sibel Edmonds - Traffic clandestin de secrets nucléaires:


A Vendre : Secrets Nucléaires Mortels de l'Occident

Une dénonciatrice a fait toute une série d'affirmations extraordinaires concernant le fait que des responsables gouvernementaux corrompus ont autorisé le Pakistan et d'autres pays à voler des secrets sur des armes nucléaires.

Sibel Edmonds, l'ancienne traductrice de 37 ans en langue turque ayant travaillé pour le FBI, a écouté des centaines de conversations sensibles interceptées alors qu'elle travaillait au bureau des opérations de l'agence à Washington.

Elle a pris contact le mois dernier avec le Sunday Times après avoir lu un article sur un terroriste d'Al Qaeda qui avait révélé son rôle dans la formation de certains de ceux ayant détournés les avions lors du 11 septembre tandis qu'il était en Turquie.

Edmonds a décrit comment des agents étrangers avaient obtenu le soutien de fonctionnaires US pour placer un réseau de taupes dans des institutions sensibles militaires et nucléaires.

Parmi les heures d'enregistrements audio, elle dit qu'elle a entendu des preuves qu'un haut fonctionnaire bien connu au sein du Département d'Etat US était payé par des agents Turcs pour vendre des informations à des acheteurs sur le marché noir, inclus le Pakistan.

Vol de secrets nucléaires : Le london Times confirme les déclarations de Sibel Edmonds


Sibel Edmonds: 'Buckle up, there's much more coming.'

Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds stumbled into a world of espionage, nuclear black market, narcotics trafficking, money laundering, and corruption at the highest levels of the US government.


None Dare Call It Treason

The whole ball of wax is a pretty tall order, but surely a major part of it is this nuclear black market business that Edmonds has clear evidence of. Edmonds has been subjected to an unprecedented gag order, imposed by a judge in the name of preserving "state secrets" – yet what is being preserved, apparently, aren't state secrets at all but the knowledge that our nuclear secrets are being stolen and sold to the highest bidder with the active collaboration of high U.S. government officials. A whole gallery of top figures has been fingered by Edmonds, who hasn't mentioned any names yet has managed to identify the guilty parties by posting their photos on a Web site associated with her case.


Tip-off thwarted nuclear spy ring probe

AN investigation into the illicit sale of American nuclear secrets was compromised by a senior official in the State Department, a former FBI employee has claimed.

The official is said to have tipped off a foreign contact about a bogus CIA company used to investigate the sale of nuclear secrets.

Now what foreign spies are consistently protected by the US Government?

"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information." -- US official quoted in Carl Cameron's Fox News report on the Israeli spy ring and its connections to 9-11.


FBI Burying Doc Showing US Officials Stole Nuclear Secrets?

BoingBoing is reporting that the FBI may be burying the existence of a document that proves US officials stole nuclear secrets for eventual sale to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

... and Israel. Funny how that got left off on this report.


British media confirms FBI whistleblower Edmonds' account of secret file

The Sunday Times has obtained a document that confirms that a file, which the FBI denied existed, could contain information about American officials stealing nuclear secrets for Turkish and Israeli spies, who would then sell the secrets to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

Earlier, FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, 37, approached the Times about "explosive" communications she discovered between high-up American officials and Turkish and Israeli spies. A FOIA request to the FBI, for case number 203A-WF-210023, was answered with a claim that the case number did not exist.

Apparently successive US administrations had been doing this with impunity, all the while preaching for a "nuclear free" Middle East.


Sibel speaks

The list of perps is absolutely crammed with neocons, PNAC, (Project for a New American Century), and WINEP (the Washington Institute on Near East Policy) people.


Sibel Edmonds, Turkey and the Bomb - A Real 9/11 Cover-Up?

If a new article just published Saturday in the Times of London based upon information provided by US government whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, a 37-year-old former Turkish language translator for the FBI, we have not only solid evidence of prior knowledge of 9-11 by high up US government officials, but evidence of treasonous activity by many of those same officials involving efforts to provide US nuclear secrets to America's enemies, even including Al Qaeda.


Sibel Speaks Part II: Naming Names...

I have decided that after years of not getting anyone to publish what I have found out about the Edmonds case, I am simply going to give you folks some names. I won't explain what the allegations are, or how these people might fit together or even if they fit together. I also don't claim to have all the names or know the full story by any means. But I am certain, that brilliant bloggers, researchers, and journalists will finally figure it out:

UPDATE: I have made some changes to the list. I have removed Lantos, despite what I have heard being confirmed by Sibel's gallery of people. I have added Kissinger too.

I have also added some extra points of information for some of the players some of the players (I will fill out the rest as time permits). And, I have added some names to the "phrases group."

Richard Perle: Chairman of the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee, under Bush. Member of JINSA, WINEP, PNAC, Co-Chair and Director of Hollinger (think Conrad Black). See also Hutchison Whampoa. See also Trireme Partners LLP.

Doug Feith: Defense Undersecretary of Defense for Policy during the Bush administration's first term. Lost his security clearances in 1982 for allegations of passing classified NSC documents to the Israeli embassy. Headed the Office of Special Plans (OSP) to cook up intel for the Iraq war. Founded Feith & Zell law firm, major client Northrup Grumman. Also started a lobbying company, International Advisors, Inc., major client, Turkey. Perle joined him in this venture.

Eric Edelman
Marc Grossman
Larry Franklin
Dennis Hastert
Roy Blunt
Dan Burton
Bob Livingston
Stephen Solarz
Graham Fuller
David Makovsky
Alan Markovsky
Enver Yusuf
Sabri Sayari
Mehmet Eymur
Henry Kissinger (He is not shown in Sibel's gallery, but I believe him to be on of the MIA photos)

And a few phrases for you folks to play around with (in no particular order):

Gray Wolves
Shanghai Cooperation Organization
RAND Corporation
PNAC
East Turkmenistan
Iran
Syria
Foreign Policy
King Faisal
ISI
Northrup Grumman
American Turkish Council
WINEP

Now start digging kids!!


Nukes, Spooks, and the Specter of 9/11

We're in big trouble if even half of what Sibel Edmonds says is true…


For sale: West’s deadly nuclear secrets

The Turks and Israelis had planted “moles” in military and academic institutions which handled nuclear technology. Edmonds says there were several transactions of nuclear material every month, with the Pakistanis being among the eventual buyers. “The network appeared to be obtaining information from every nuclear agency in the United States,” she said.

They were helped, she says, by the high-ranking State Department official who provided some of their moles – mainly PhD students – with security clearance to work in sensitive nuclear research facilities. These included the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory in New Mexico, which is responsible for the security of the US nuclear deterrent.

In one conversation Edmonds heard the official arranging to pick up a $15,000 cash bribe. The package was to be dropped off at an agreed location by someone in the Turkish diplomatic community who was working for the network.

The Turks, she says, often acted as a conduit for the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan’s spy agency, because they were less likely to attract suspicion. Venues such as the American Turkish Council in Washington were used to drop off the cash, which was picked up by the official.


This story confirms the documents released by the Nixon Presidential Library that reported Israel had nuclear weapons in the 60s, and more over that Israel had acquired fissionable materials from the United States to build their first weapons.

Setting that aside and moving onto the Pakistan connection, it appears that the US Government is repeating the mistakes they made in Iraq (and so many other nations) of arming a favored world leader, then later on having to send young Americans in to be killed and crippled cleaning up the resulting mess


Sibel 'names names' (in pictures!)

Over at Sibel's website, she has published "Sibel Edmonds’ State Secrets Privilege Gallery" - twenty one photos of people.

Sibel doesn't say anything about the photos - or the people in the photos - but we can reasonably presume that they are the 21 guilty people in her case.


Sibel Edmonds case: Front page of the (UK) papers (finally)

The article doesn't name the official, but he is Marc Grossman, former #3 at the State Department, former ambassador to Turkey, and current Vice President at The Cohen Group, the lobbying company run by former Secretary of Defense William Cohen. (Sibel) claims that the FBI was also gathering evidence against senior Pentagon officials – including household names – who were aiding foreign agents.

Those household names include Richard Perle and Douglas Feith and possibly Paul Wolfowitz. Less familiar names include Eric Edelman, Feith's replacement at the Pentagon, and former Democratic Congressman Stephen Solarz.




Report: FBI translator says Israel planted nuclear 'moles' in U.S.

Edmonds also claims, according to The Sunday Times, that the "moles," mainly PhD students, received assistance from a "high-ranking State Department official" who gave them security clearance to work in "sensitive nuclear research facilities."

The paper says that among these institutions was the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory in New Mexico, which is "responsible for the security of the U.S. nuclear deterrent."


*****George W. Bush dénoncé pour ses 935 mensonges sur l’Irak

23 janvier 2008

Avant la guerre en Irak, et pour convaincre la population américaine du bien-fondé de sa démarche, George W. Bush s’est livré – sans aucun scrupule – à 935 mensonges tant auprès des parlementaires qu’auprès du monde entier. Rien de moins.

C’est ce que révèle Huffington Post qui s’inspire d’une étude produite par un groupe de journalistes indépendants et le Center for Public Integrity qui ont passé en revue l’ensemble des déclarations présidentielles américaines. Scott Stanzel, porte-parole de la Maison Blanche s’est refusé à commenter les résultats de l’étude et a rappelé que Saddam Hussein était d’abord un traitre. Selon Stanzel, les déclarations du président se fondaient sur des analyses et des rapports provenant d’agences de sécurité du monde entier.

Les personnalités épinglées par le rapport, outre le président lui-même, sont le Vice-président, Dick Cheney, la conseillère Condoleezza Rice, le secrétaire à la défense Donald H. Rumsfeld, le secrétaire d’État Colin Powell, le conseiller Paul Wolfowitz et les secrétaires de presse à la Maison Blanche, Ari Fleischer et Scott McClellan.

Comme l’indique l’étude révélée par Huffington Post : « Bush led with 259 false statements, 231 about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and 28 about Iraq’s links to al-Qaida, the study found. That was second only to Powell’s 244 false statements about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and 10 about Iraq and al-Qaida ». Rien de moins.

In speeches, briefings and interviews, President Bush and other officials stated “unequivocally” on at least 532 occasions that Iraq had links to al-Qaeda, or had weapons of mass destruction or was trying to get them.


*****Perino Dismisses CPI Study: Truth On How We Sold The Iraq War Is Not ‘Worth Spending Time On’

Memo to Dana Perino; for you and the people who allegedly craft US foreign policy, your hubris is showing.

You apparently have forgotten that it is We the People who pay your salaries and expect honesty from our government, no matter which side of the isle they come from.

It is We the People who have had sons and daughters, fathers and mothers and sisters and brothers killed and maimed in these dirty wars, based on a huge pack of lies.

And it is We the People who must take this country back from the precipice upon which the neo-cons and their democratic enablers have placed it.

Ms. Perino, it is We the People who determine what is worth spending time on, and there is no greater crime a government can commit against its own people than to lie them into a war of conquest.


Bush Administration's 935 Lies to Iraq War Part 1 of 3

The Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information that it methodically propagated and that culminated in military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003. Not surprisingly, the officials with the most opportunities to make speeches, grant media interviews, and otherwise frame the public debate also made the most false statements, according to this first-ever analysis of the entire body of prewar rhetoric.

Bush Administration's 935 Lies to Iraq War Part 2 of 3


Bush Administration's 935 Lies to Iraq War Part 3 of 3



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz9Ew1UBBj0



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQMmLiCScZ4



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D81JxE20MRs






****Making the World Safe for Despots

"In the last six years, Washington has stepped up its sales and transfers of high-technology weapons, military training, and other military assistance to governments regardless of their respect for human rights, democratic principles, or nonproliferation," according to a report in the current(Jan.-Feb.) "Arms Control Today," published online by the Arms Control Association (ACA). "All that matters is that they have pledged their assistance in the global war on terrorism."


Haliburton Enjoys $15.3 Billion in Revenue for 2007


US insists cluster bombs not bad if used right

Cluster bombs, which nearly 100 countries are seeking to ban, should not be considered bad as long as states involved in conflicts use them responsibly, a senior United States official said on Wednesday.


China's weapons exceed self-defense needs: US military

The United States said Monday it was "troubling" that China's weapons systems capability exceeded the level Beijing defined as necessary for self-defense.

And ours don't??


Snow slams China; half million stranded at train station

"We've never seen such a cold weather lasting for such long a time," said Tang Shan, a man in his 70s in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province. "The last time we had one here was over 50 years ago, and not this bad."


U.S. stiffens border ID requirements starting Feb. 1

Canadians only have a few days left to prepare for travel to the United States as the Department of Homeland Security says Americans and Canadians will have to start presenting proof of identity and citizenship to enter the U.S.

Memo to thinking Canadians: please do not travel for any reason to the US until our border policies have some semblance of common sense.

Homeland Security and TSA have become the operation thugs of American foreign policy, and the travel experience, even for Americans traveling from one American city to another, has become an absolute, complete nightmare.

Just please don't come and spend your money: spend your money elsewhere.

Also, notice that the attention is on the Canadian border: not the Mexican.

Memo to thinking Canadians: just please don't come to the US until the border-crossing rules appear to be constructed with a little bit of horse-sense.

The TSA "goon squad" is salivating to find a reason to make your crossing into the US one of the most singularly unpleasant experiences of your life.

Even traveling within the US has become an absolute nightmare for everyday American citizens.

I just returned from a trip to Orange County, and reported that the TSA person there shouted commands belligerently, as I was accidentally walking too closely behind the person in front of me.

And displayed proudly on his belt, he had not one pair of rubber gloves, but about a half-dozen.

The message appeared to be:"Just give me one reason to get annoyed with you, and you'll get the real treatment!".

So, do yourselves a favor, and teleconference, or buy things on line: just don't fly the unfriendly American skies for a while.


Moyen-Orient:


*****Ahmadinejad to make landmark visit to Iraq: ministry

resident Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accepted an invitation to visit Baghdad, Iraq's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, a landmark trip that would make him the first leader of Iran to visit its former foe.


Logical question: if Iraqi officials have extended this invitation and it has been accepted by Ahmadinejad, how can Iran possibly be considered an enemy of Iraq?

All of that collective thumping of heads against the wall and the screams of "no, no, no, NO, NO!" in unison from members of the US state department cannot change the reality that the Iraqi government apparently views Iran as a potential ally.

This is one of the US's worst foreign policy nightmares: a true alignment between Iran and Iraq.

And, it appears, there is absolutely nothing the US could to to stop it, short of a massive attack against Iran right before this was supposed to happen.


Egypt and Iran hold first high-level meeting in decades

First, high level meetings between Iranian and Egyptian dignitaries, and very soon, a meeting with Amedinejad himself, at the invitation of the Iraqi government in Baghdad.

Could it be that the world is looking at the beginning of a united Arab geopolitical perspective, with Iran at its center?

Oh, and by the way; that dull, collective thumping sound you hear is is the sound of US foreign policy makers banging their collective heads against the wall.

This may well be the real legacy of the US's invasion and occupation of Iraq, and the irony cannot be lost on those who have been following these events closely.


Iran and Egypt 'to restore ties'

In their first direct talks, the leaders are reported to have discussed the Palestinian issue and other regional concerns.


US, Britain stung by an Afghan temper

In a series of statements over the weekend, President Hamid Karzai's government rubbished a major decision taken by Washington and London on the appointment of Lord Paddy Ashdown as the United Nations' super envoy in Kabul.

Kabul knew for months about the impending appointment of Ashdown as a key step in a new NATO strategy spearheaded by the US and Britain, aimed at stabilizing the Afghan situation. Karzai knew detailed planning had gone into the move involving NATO, the EU and the United Nations Security Council. But Karzai waited patiently until the eleventh hour before shooting it down publicly on Saturday in a interview with the BBC while attending the World Economic Forum meet in the Swiss resort town of Davos. The move was pre-planned and carried out in a typical Afghan way with maximum effect.


The ham-handedness of US foreign policy in the Middle East and Near East is having the effect of exploding like a bad cigar in the faces of those policy makers in Washington who created them.

The consequences of these policies are about to come home to roost, and definitely not in the ways those policy makers thought they would.


TIran & Bush's Crisis of Truth

Iran is a threat to world peace.” Iran is “the world’s leading sponsor of terror.” So declared President Bush in his recent trip to the Middle East. Iran, he said, is seeking to “intimidate its neighbors with ballistic missiles and bellicose rhetoric.”

By now most of us are familiar with the President’s feelings and rhetoric concerning Iran. They have a familiar ring. They sound a lot like the buildup to the invasion and occupation of Iraq.


Thinking Americans have a very clear understanding of those moments when Bush lies to this country and the world: it is whenever he opens his mouth and speaks.


Économie et taxe cachée sous le pétrole:


*****Better Kiss Your Abe ‘Goodbye’

Since taking office, Bush has doubled the federal debt to more than $5 trillion. And, according to US Treasury figures, on net, foreign investors have purchased close to 100% of that debt. That’s $3 trillion borrowed from the Saudis, the Chinese, the Japanese and others.

Now, Bush, our Debt Junkie-in-Chief, needs another fix. The US Treasury, Citibank, Merrill-Lynch and other financial desperados need another hand-out from Abdullah’s stash. Abdullah, in turn, gets this financial juice by pumping it out of our pockets at nearly $100 a barrel for his crude.

Bush needs the Saudis to charge us big bucks for oil. The Saudis can’t lend the US Treasury and Citibank hundreds of billions of US dollars unless they first get these US dollars from the US. The high price of oil is, in effect, a tax levied by Bush but collected by the oil industry and the Gulf kingdoms to fund our multi-trillion dollar governmental and private debt-load.


So, the reason we are paying such high prices at the gas pump is that Bush NEEDS the oil producing nations to loot the American citizens so that they can then LEND that cash back to Bush.


Bush Becomes Supplicant for Saudi's Aid to Help Avoid Recession

The Saudi monarchy once depended on the U.S. to protect its reign and its oil from foes like Saddam Hussein. These days, President George W. Bush needs the world's biggest exporter of crude more than it needs him.


Arabian Oil Tsar to President Bush: 'Get Lost'

After pleading with King Abdullah to pump more oil and ease gas prices, "get lost" was the answer President Bush received on his historic visit to Saudi Arabia.

This is pure spin. Bush went to the Saudis to ask them to buy up more of the United States' debt, and in order to do that they must keep gas prices HIGH in order to have the cash to buy up that debt. Bush tried to use the Saudis as a cut-out to loot the American people for more money to deal with the government's fiscal recklessness, and the Saudis are not having any of it.

We are seeing the start of the Saudi bashing propaganda which telegraphs that, following Iran, the Saudis are next up on the "shopping list."


Banks 'face a further $300bn sub-prime hit'

The world's financial institutions will have to write down a further $300bn (£152bn) of US sub-prime losses before the crisis is over, according to a study by consulting firm Oliver Wyman.

Banks are already coming off one of the worst trading periods in memory, with shares across the industry plummeting 40pc in the past six months.

It estimates that $1,300bn worth of sub-prime mortgages were written in total.


Chavez Urges Withdrawals From U.S. Banks

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez urged his Latin American allies on Saturday to begin withdrawing billions of dollars in international reserves from U.S. banks, warning of a looming U.S. economic crisis.

"Bomb him! Bomb him! Bomb him NOW! He's aiding the terrorists! Bomb him bomb him bomb him!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse





Le Canada et la liste des pays qui torture:


edmontonsun.com - Canada- Israel slams 'torture' label

Israel's ambassador to Canada says it's shocking his country was labelled a practitioner of torture in a training manual prepared for Canadian diplomats.

"We do not torture and we'll maim anyone who says we do!"


Canada To Remove U.S. From Torture List, Training Manual Had Warned Diplomats That Prisoners In U.S., Guantanamo Risked Torture, Abuses

A top Canadian official apologized for a government training manual which listed the United States and Israel, two strong allies, among countries where prisoners face torture and abuse.


Wow, that reversal came fast: apparently, the fertilizer hit the fan on this one in Ottawa from what I would bet would be a couple of "highly placed" phone calls from individuals in the US and Israeli governments, warning Canada what the outcome would be if there was no reversal on this.

And the Canadian government just caved, even when it understood that what had been stated in those manuals was the clear, unvarnished truth.


Israel and America stop torture thanks to Canadian pressure

This is amazing. Only two days ago Reuters reported that Canada had placed Israel and the USA on its list of countries that use torture. Well now Canada has taken both countries off the list. Israel and America must have stopped the torture. They must have done. Otherwise they'd be on the list of countries that use torture. I can't think of any other explanation.


TURNING A BLIND EYE TO TORTURE

Amnesty International has criticised a decision by Canada to rewrite a training manual that put the US and Israel on a list of nations where prisoners risk being tortured.


Soldiers accused of abusing detainees

Sources in the IDF said Tuesday night that the disturbing allegations of soldiers' abuse of Palestinian detainees that were first reported Tuesday on Israel Radio were already under investigation by the Military Police, and that the IDF viewed the incident as "extremely serious" and "extremely unusual."

The IDF indulges in behavior like this all the time: they just hate like hell getting caught at it, and that was precisely what happened in this incident.







Ex-Israeli army officer arrested in Brazil charged with illegal organ trafficking

A retired Israeli army officer under arrest in Brazil on suspicion of belonging to an international human kidney trafficking ring has told a court the Israeli government financed organ transplants, press reports here said.

Geldaya Tauber Gady told a court that Israel financed organ transplants in other countries, primarily South Africa, through national health services.

Organ transplants are not illegal in Israel. But due to religious objections mainly by ultra-orthodox Jews, there is a critical lack of organ donors in Israel, and patients in need of a transplant are usually obliged to travel abroad.


See also Israel Kills Palestinian Boys, Steals Organs For Transplants.

The Zionist state has tacitly admitted that doctors at the Israeli forensic institute at Abu Kabir had extracted the vital organs of three Palestinian teenage children killed by the Israeli Army nearly ten days ago.

Zionist Minister of Health Nessim Dahhan said in response to a question by Arab member of the Zionist Parliament 'Knesset', Ahmed Teibi, on Tuesday that he couldn't deny that organs of Palestinian youths and children killed by the Israeli forces were taken out for transplants or scientific research.


Congress dismisses NIE, declares Iran a nuclear threat

Iran poses a nuclear weapons threat to the United States and its allies, according to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 H R 4986 passed 369-46 by the US House of Representative yesterday, even though the National Intelligence Estimate concluded that that Tehran abandoned its atomic weaponry ambitions in 2003.

"Because I SAID so, dammit!" -- Official White Horse Souse


Musharraf's Woes Multiply on Record Wheat Prices, Power Outages

Musharraf, battling civil unrest and a surge in terrorist attacks, is facing growing discontent caused by record wheat prices and power cuts in Pakistan.


U.S. commander orders plans on Pakistan

Adm. William J. Fallon, commander of U.S. Central Command, issued a planning order, an internal instruction to lower-level commanders, to propose ideas for a long-term approach to helping Pakistan combat what has become an expanding, homegrown insurgency that threatens the stability of the government.

It's just a question now of when, and what the US troop strength will be.

This has been coming for a very long time.





Egyptian troops pull back,Gazans pour over border

Egyptian troops pulled back overnight from the breached Gaza border after a security guard was shot in the foot, allowing thousands of Palestinians to stream across unhindered.


LIVE REPORT FROM RAFAH, GAZA STRIP

It is with much difficulty that reports such as the following leak out of Gaza at the present time. The lack of electricity makes it virtually impossible to get the word out… but where there is determination, one finds a way.


Half of Gazans killed by IDF not involved in terror

Israeli security forces killed 810 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in 2006 and 2007, Shin Bet security service chief Yuval Diskin reported yesterday at the weekly cabinet briefing in Jerusalem. He estimated that some 200 of those killed were not clearly linked to terrorist organizations.

Haaretz probe: Half of Gazans killed by IDF not involved in terror


However, an examination by Haaretz reveals that the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces was 816 during those two years, and that of them, 360 were civilians who were not affiliated with any armed organizations. Data from B'Tselem, the Israeli human rights organization, show that 152 of the casualties were under age 18, and 48 were under the age of 14.


According to Diskin, 356 Palestinian Gazans were killed in 2006, and an additional 454 in 2007.


Gaza holds key to Mid-East conflict

Mr Abbas no longer controls the Hamas-run Gaza Strip. Hamas has the will and the weapons to sabotage any progress. Gaza is now the centre of hostilities and must be part of any solution.

And, as this article neglects to mention, HAMAS won the Palestinian elections. Mr. Abbas has no standing with the Palestinian people. He is a US-supported puppet, no different that Pinochet, Batista, or the Shah of Iran.


Army ordered to destroy Hamas buildings in Gaza

The Israeli army has been ordered to destroy Hamas structures in Gaza as part of a three-pronged strategy aimed at toppling the Islamists, a senior Israeli official said yesterday.

Gazans are going to be very surprised to see just how many "Hamas structures" exist in Gaza, once this operation really gets into full swing.


UN says Gaza facing food shortage

The EU says Israel is "collectively punishing" the Hamas-run territory.

And collective punishment is a war crime.


Israeli fuel blockade may halt food handouts, UN warns

Food aid to residents in Gaza could be suspended unless Israel reopens the border, a UN agency said today.

"Because of a shortage of nylon for plastic bags and fuel for vehicles and generators, on Wednesday or Thursday we are going to have to suspend our food distribution programme to 860,000 people in Gaza if the present situation continues," said Christopher Gunness, a spokesman for the UN Relief Works Agency, which distributes food aid to 860,000 Palestinians in Gaza.

Expect the siege to continue, followed by a major Israeli military incursion into Gaza in the not too distant future.








'Gaza power plant to shut down'

The UN organization in charge of Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, warned the move would drastically affect hospitals, sewage treatment plants and water facilities.

"The logic of this defies basic humanitarian standards," said Christopher Gunness, spokesman for the UN Relief and Works Agency.

In the 21st century, the word "Israel" is becoming indistinguishable to the words "collective punishment".


Olmert says fuel-starved Gazans can walk

One has to question precisely who is launching those kassams which have generally landed harmlessly.

With Olmert characterizing the government of Gaza as a "murderous terrorist regime", one has to wonder if he does not appreciate the irony of that statement, from the perspective of most Palestinians.

And there's also another type of vehicle which won't be able to function anymore in Gaza: ambulances.


CANDLELIGHT DINNERS ARE MEANT TO BE ROMANTIC

The Israeli government decided earlier this month to permit the Gaza Strip to import industrial diesel — in similar quantities to those permitted prior to the fuel import restrictions imposed in October 2007 — but the impoverished enclave continues to suffer from power cuts.

The cuts are affecting daily life, particularly now as the region has been experiencing an uncommonly cold winter.

“We went four days without having electricity during the daytime,” said Wajihe, an elderly woman from a refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. “We had power only from midnight until 6am.”

Midnight to 6AM? How is that useful?

Global warming cult, take note of the comment about "uncommonly cold winter."


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