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- Le NIST admet que le WTC7 s'est écroulé à la vitesse de la chute libre.
- Le journal The Financial Times annonce le projet d'un nouvel ordre mondial.
- Économie: Émeutes en Grèce qui se répandent à d'autres pays, banques nationalisées et fonds de pension qui vont disparaitre et l'écroulement des finances publiques.
- Nous complèterons avec un survol du Moyen-Orient, état policier, changements climatiques et autres.
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Recent press reports on developments with regard to last month’s attacks in Mumbai, India indicate the role of Dawood Ibrahim, a wanted crime boss, terrorist, and drug trafficker, is being downplayed, possibly the result of a deal taking place behind the scenes between the governments of the US, Pakistan, and India, to have others involved in the Mumbai attacks turned over while quietly diverting attention from a man who some say could reveal embarrassing secrets about the CIA’s involvement in criminal enterprises.
"Because we can't think of anything else to do, THAT'S why!" -- Official White Horse Souse
Pranab Mukherjee also called on
Let us hope that
That could well be the prelude to World War III. Remember: both countries have nukes.
The recent attacks in Mumbai, while largely blamed on Pakistan’s state-sponsored militant groups, represent the latest phase in a far more complex and long-term “strategy of tension” in the region; being employed by the Anglo-American-Israeli Axis to ultimately divide and conquer the Middle East and Central Asia. The aim is destabilization of the region, subversion and acquiescence of the region’s countries, and control of its economies, all in the name of preserving the West’s hegemony over the “Arc of Crisis.”
General Hamid Gul, the former head of the Pakistani ISI, told CNN yesterday that both the Mumbai attacks and 9/11 were “inside jobs,” much to the chagrin of host and CFR luminary Fareed Zakaria, who told viewers that Gul’s opinions were “absolutely wrong and thoroughly discredited”.
The gunman captured in last month's Mumbai attacks had originally intended to seize hostages and outline demands in a series of dramatic calls to the media, according to his confession obtained Saturday by The Associated Press.
Mohammed Ajmal Kasab said he and his partner, who assaulted the city's main train station, had planned a rooftop standoff, but they couldn't find a suitable building, the statement to police says.
This operation was too well planned for them not to have had a suitable roof top of that was indeed what they wanted to do. We know that some of the operatives were on the ground in Mumbai as much as two weeks ahead of the attacks; plenty of time to pick high ground (not to mention the ease of using Google Earth to look at the city from above).
Highlighting action against Lashker-e-Toiba and detained Jaish-e-Mohammed founder Maulana Masood Azhar as evidence of
commitment in fighting terror, president Asif Ali Zardari maintained that the Mumbai attacks were targeted at his government and blamed non-state actors for the security situation within
Pakistani F-16s were seen flying over the capital of
Don't forget the report from Wayne Madsen a few says back that Israeli bombers with Indian makings were prepared to bomb
A growing chorus of intelligence officials in the
Yeah, we're being "pre-sold" on who to blame for the next faked terror attack!
It now appears Indian intelligence played a large part in the terrorist attacks. On Saturday, the Associated Press reported that a “counterinsurgency police officer who may have been on an undercover mission” was arrested for illegally buying mobile phone cards used by the gunmen.
Translation: We're ready to invade!
Police arrested four Indian Muslims for alleged involvement in a planned attack on Mumbai as early as February, a senior police officer who handled the case told The Times yesterday.
One of them, Faheem Ahmed Ansari, was carrying a fake Pakistani passport and a list and maps of nine targets in southern Mumbai, including the Taj Mahal hotel and other sites attacked last week, the officer said.
"In a government of law, the existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for the law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."
Justice Louis Brandeis
The FBI is assisting Indian investigative agencies in collecting evidence in the aftermath of the Mumbai attacks, the
Why the push to take control of the surviving "terrorist?"
Indian intelligence sources have confirmed to The?Hindu that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) delivered two warnings of an impending terror attack on Mumbai in September. The first one was delivered through the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) on September 18. The sources said the information was of a general nature, suggesting that the Lashkar-e-Taiba was planning to attack Mumbai.
Remember the month before 9-11, when ABCNNBBCBS were constantly barraging us all with stories about what a bad dude Osama Bin Laden was, and I pointed out in august 2001 that Osama hadn't actually done anything to justify such media exposure, and thus the news stories were "selling" Osama to us all as a villain for something yet to occur.
These CIA warnings (which are just as vague as the Mossad 9-11 warnings) seem like they serve the same purpose; telling the intended victims who they should assume is behind the attacks ahead of time.
In sum, for 24 hours the two nuclear powers were a hair’s trigger away from war. The
The bipartisan Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism reported earlier on Wednesday that if there was a WMD attack on the
"Can we invade them now? Can we? Huh? Can we?"
A man pretending to be
And yet the
Contrary to the formal statements issued by Pakistani authorities and her own statement at the Chaklala Airbase before her departure, sources said she “pushed the Pakistani leaders to take care of perpetrators, otherwise the
What the hell doe it mean that Secretary Rice states that there is "...‘irrefutable evidence’ of involvement of elements in the country in the Mumbai attacks"?
and if such rock-solid ‘irrefutable evidence’ exists, why isn't it being screamed from the rooftops so that the world knows precisely what Secretary Rice believes she has seen?
Memo to the Pakistani government: if you think you have been struggling to deal with the drone attacks on your borders to date, the
A prominent adviser to
One of the two men arrested for illegally buying mobile phone cards used by gunmen in the Mumbai attacks is a counter-insurgency police officer who may have been on an undercover mission, security officials said Saturday.
United States Senator John McCain has said there is enough evidence of the involvement of former Inter-Services Intelligence officers in the planning and execution of the Mumbai attacks.
OK, look at the timing here. These two landed right on the heels of Secretary Rice's visit, and their visit does not appear to be coordinated with her visit at all.
Yes, Lieberman is the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee, and McCain is the ranking member and Former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce; but why go to
It's almost as though these two, de facto, have told
The chance of these guys being found in
This is not going to help calm tensions down in any way here.
"QUESTION: But he wasn’t a guest. We’re occupiers."
"PERINO: No, we’re not. We are absolutely a guest."
Only a severely deluded fool, or a pathological, serial liar, would open their mouths and say such a thing, considering the current situation on the ground in
I would encourage Ms. Perino to take a trip around
There is growing concern in the Iraqi political community that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is consolidating power and positioning himself as a future dictator, a leading
If in fact this is the case, then all the
Of course, a truly democratic
And the ultimate winner here, after all the blood and money spent?!?
The West is indirectly funding the insurgency in
The controversial payments were confirmed by several fuel importers, trucking and security company owners. None wanted to be identified because of the risk to their business and their lives. “We estimate that approximately 25 per cent of the money we pay for security to get the fuel in goes into the pockets of the Taleban,” said one fuel importer.
25% of the money for security....goes into the pockets of the Taliban?!?!?
I'm sitting here, reading, and re-reading this statement, trying desperately to get my head around it before, as Lewis Black would say, "it EXPLODES!!"
Would some adults in the room in
Seven years ago, a convoy of container trucks rumbled across northern Afghanistan loaded with a human cargo of suspected Taliban and al Qaida members who'd surrendered to Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, an Afghan warlord and a key U.S. ally in ousting the Taliban regime.
When the trucks arrived at a prison in the town of
It has often been said that people can be judged by the company they keep; the same is true for the company nations keep.
Yes, General Abdul Dostum was a thug: but he was our thug!
"We were walking, I was holding my grandson's hand, then there was a loud noise and everything went white. When I opened my eyes, everybody was screaming. I was lying metres from where I had been, I was still holding my grandson's hand but the rest of him was gone. I looked around and saw pieces of bodies everywhere. I couldn't make out which part was which."
The Afghanis do not hate us "...because we are free."
They hate us because we are murdering their children, their brothers, their sisters, mothers, and friends in the name of Western oil pipelines.
And this continued aerial bombardment guarantees two things, and two things only.
First, there will be one hell of a lot of "collateral damage", i.e., killing infants, kids, women, the elderly, and the medically fragile who just want to live their lives.
Secondly, it will radicalize those left standing even further against the installed puppet government which the
Someone in the Pentagon, the white house, or congress really should have remembered, when (allegedly) "planning" the Afghanistan campaign, that no country, in spite of its fire power, has ever been able to win what is essentially a ground war from the air.
That is precisely the situation in which the US and NATO find themselves
It should remind you of a military conflict from which the
Ignorance and stupidity, coupled with magical thinking, should be painful. It's a damned shame it isn't.
Faced with a dangerous situation the Americans are now intensifying their attacks inside
With all that in mind one has to question why
Whatever Pakistani military and civilian leadership may be, these people are not stupid enough to orchestrate an attack inside
If the Khyber Pass gets captured by Afghani and/Pakistani militants, this war will come to a grinding pause, because that pass is the only way to get many supplies to the
Pakistani officials are urging the incoming Obama administration to stop air attacks on Pakistani territory and are even hinting that they might shoot down US drones in its airspace, according to a report published in the Washington Times (WT).
The moment the Pakistani military actually shoots down a
But perhaps, if there is no tacit agreement between the
It is the fifth attack on a Pakistani freight terminal near
You have to wonder just how long after the inauguration that our loyal "friend in the war on terror"
Unfortunately in the current geopolitical climate, with "friends" like the
President Bush on Tuesday defended his doctrine of military intervention to shut down potential national security threats before they mature, and he issued a pointed message to
Memo to the Lame Duck in Chief: protecting American troops means not putting them in harm's way in wars for oil and pipelines based on a solid pack of lies!!
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday denied
Memo to Pakistani Prime Minister Galani; were I you, I wouldn't necessarily bet that these strikes will stop once Obama is in office.
President-elect Obama appears to have surrounded himself with a lot of people one could characterize as "very hawkish" on both Afghanistan, and Pakistan, and who feel that going to war in Iraq (on a pack of lies fed to the American people) was perfectly legitimate.
Yeah, "somebody" really wants a war in
Rice is not acting like she will be out of a job in another month, is she?
John McCain on a visit to Pakistan together with Joe Lieberman seems determined to talk India into attacking targets in Pakistan if Pakistan continues to refuse to hand over the ‘terrorists’ that India demands.
McCain and Lieberman both know very well that the
In other words, all McCain and Lieberman are there to do is help sell the next war to the suckers back home.
This is a tinderbox situation, which could inflame the entire region, and spiral out of control, very quickly.
Let us hope that there are some real adults in the halls of power in both
It is a policy time bomb that will be inherited by the incoming Obama administration: a little-known front in the global war on terrorism that
This is yet another one of Bush's foreign policy "victories" which is about to explode in our faces like the proverbial bad trick cigar.
Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf named a new prime minister on Tuesday, snubbing a vote by parliament to reinstate sacked premier Nur Hassan Hussein and further deepening rifts in the fractured government.
The split at the top of the Western-backed government is blamed for stalling a U.N.-hosted peace process and threatens to tear the weak administration apart at a time Islamist insurgents are camped on the outskirts of the capital
This was never about "protecting" the Somali people; it was, and continues to be, about installing a government favorable to Western countries developing the vast, yet untapped, wealth of this country.
A draft proposal granting nations that are combating piracy permission to “take all necessary measures ashore in
Are you kidding me?!?!
This is not about pirates.
"Natural resources: uranium and largely unexploited reserves of iron ore, tin, gypsum, bauxite, copper, salt, natural gas, likely oil reserves"
This is, ultimately, about who controls the disposition of the vast resource wealth of
A Bush administration proposal to allow foreign forces to go ashore into
The proposal — which Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to put forward Tuesday at the United Nations Security Council — is the boldest yet aimed at stopping the pirates, who've hijacked 55 ships this year, secured tens of millions of dollars in ransoms and kneecapped maritime trade between Europe and Asia.
Considering just how brilliantly the UN mandate in
Let us hope the "cool reception" extends to a permanent deep-freeze on this kind of cowboy, knee-jerk proposal on the part of the
This is not about the piracy, or "protecting" the Somalis from an impending Islamic government (which hasn't gone very well for the US-backed Ethiopian occupation, or the Somali people, thank you very much).
This is about getting a Somali government in place which is sympathetic to western development of the country's vast untapped resources.
Meanwhile, the commander of the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, cast doubt on the wisdom of a separate
In the next flipping administration, can we PLEASE HAVE SOME ADULTS IN THE ROOM REGARDING US FOREIGN POLICY?!?!?!?
Remember 3 weeks week ago when Somali pirates attacked that tanker, and US warships refused to intervene?!? Was that because the
I cannot begin to tell you what a refreshing change that would be from the last 8 years, although the jury is still very much out as to whether this will be the case.
But for the US government, at this late date, with a lame duck administration, to have the gall, the hubris, of trying to get a UN mandate about the US conducting "....commando raids against pirates on Somali soil....", it is very clear what is going on here.
As reported in the Telegraph:
""The testimony we received strongly suggests that war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity have been committed by all parties and no one is being held accountable," said Michelle Kagari, Amnesty's deputy director for
These same troops are supposed to be exiting the country, and the Islamists are resurgent.
But this US request has nothing to do with the fact that Somalia is close to becoming an Islamist state, and that the US is concerned that it will be an "incubator for terror"; it has everything to do with having a governmental structure in place which will favor the West when it comes to divvying up the largely unexploited resources of this country.
I would far rather see this country invest in the vision, technical savvy, and drive of American entrepreneurs to come up with workable, affordable energy alternatives than invest in wars of conquest.
We are the first country which, with will, determination and imagination, put men on the moon. One would think that in the 21st century, we'd have better answers to getting resources than wars of conquest.
“The Bush administration made a major miscalculation,” said Dan Connell, who teaches African politics at
Hey, it wouldn't be Bush foreign policy without a "major miscalculation".
Every foreign policy decision made by this administration has featured one - or more - "major miscalculation", ultimately exploding in its face like a really bad trick cigar.
George W. Bush hopes history will see him as a president who liberated millions of Iraqis and Afghans, who worked towards peace and who never sold his soul for political ends.
"I'd like to be a president (known) as somebody who liberated 50 million people and helped achieve peace," Bush said in excerpts of a recent interview released by the White House Friday.
If by “liberation”, the man means by enduring bombs, bullets, starvation, ethnic cleansing (as happened in
But a thinking person needs to look at that statement, shake their heads, and ask: is this man so far out of touch with reality that he has not a clue what he and his henchmen have done in
History will render the final judgment on this man's presidency, and that is apt to be justifiably condemnatory, if the whole truth is written about what he and his team have done.
IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei in a telephone interview with Al Hayat newspaper has reaffirmed that
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday called for developing an alternative economy in the face of the “total failure” of socialism and capitalism.
We no longer have a capitalist society. We are a Fascist economy, where profits are private and losses socialized, but are rapidly devolving into modern feudalism, where the state owns everything including the people.
The Russian state company building
This new phase of the project -- which involves readying the nuclear reactor for start up -- requires that staff be increased to more than 2000 workers from the current 1600, it said.
A small note to
Finishing this reactor, getting it started up, and expanding the Russian technical staff is sending a message: don't mess with this.
Let us hope that some adults in the corridors of power in Tel Aviv and Washington are actually listening to what
Israël, hostilities envers l’Iran et la bande de Gaza:
Israeli Air Force Commander General Ido Nehushtan claims his forces are ready to follow any order to thwart
He added, however, a military strike against
Memo to Israeli Air Force Commander General Ido Nehushtan; there is one factor neither you, nor the politicians in Israel want to discuss, and that's the 6,
“We could not risk an operation which would only partially succeed," one defence official told The Times.
"That would leave us open to a nuclear attack from
Okay, let us back up here a moment and take a closer look.
The brouhaha over enrichment is simple. Uranium must be enriched to make it useful for either power stations or bombs.
Uranium has to be enriched to about 3% for power stations, but has to go up to 95% enrichment for weapons. The difference between the two levels of enrichment is not quite as trivial as the media likes to pretend it is.
The claim that
And, it must be noted,
Fool me once ...
Amid several bellicose comments about the possibility of an impending Israeli strike against Iran Israeli Defense Ministry officials say they have been contacted by US officials who have asked them to refrain from launching any attacks against
Translation: make any new wars you start Obama's problems, not our problems!!
Israeli sources told the Times on Friday that in the past few weeks Tel Aviv has witnessed an increase in the chances of launching an airborne attack on
The bluster and bombast here is all over the place.
Olmert, in his meetings with Bush, is going to appeal for/demand that Bush agree to a strike against
And Bush just might do it, but not because he sincerely believes that
Such a move would be insane, childish, and morally reprehensible in the extreme. Of course, that's never stopped Bush or his minions before.
A former Israeli commander says the West must consider assassinating Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to halt
Former Israeli Army Chief of Staff Moshe "Boogie" Ya'alon told the Australian daily The Sydney Morning Herald that the West should consider all options to stop the Islamic Republic's nuclear drive, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Sunday.
"We have to confront the Iranian revolution immediately," Ya'alon said. "There is no way to stabilize the
Might I point out that
So you will forgive us if we view your statements in the context of yet one more effort by
A familiar coalition of hawks, hardliners and neo-cons expects Obama's proposed talks with
Attention War Hawks:
Kindly stop jerking off to "Soldier of Fortune" magazine and take a good look at the
Our nation is not in a position to engage in any more wars of choice. We hover at the edge of ruin form the existing wars of choice.
Our industrial base is a thin shadow of the mighty factories that powered
PS Netflix called. They demand you return your copy of "Patton" as you have kept it was past the usual return-by date.
The Gaza Strip is now the largest concentration camp in the world. The situation grows steadily more insufferable for the 1.5 million Palestinians who live there. Deliveries of food, medicine and fuel are made difficult or stopped altogether. Child malnutrition is increasing. Water supplies and drainage have ceased to function. Children die for lack of healthcare. Tunnels to
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on Wednesday to discuss the future of
It's just a matter of time before
But I would again caution members of the current Israeli government to be careful what they wish for. Sometimes, immoral actions, and the creation of even more "collateral damage" (read: the killing of women, children, the old and the medically fragile) in
And this time, there will be cameras running to film the carnage, so the world can see precisely what
As the fragile Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Hamas and
Military sources said that the army already submitted to the political leadership in
This must be Olmert's parting shot - literally - to Gazan Palestinians.
One has to wonder how many innocent lives will be snuffed out in this next Israeli military offensive.
sraeli Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni, stated on Wednesday that the Israeli army should carry a large-scaled military offensive in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for what she described as "the violation of the truce".
On the ground, Israel already violated the truce, carried offensives, killed, wounded and kidnapped Palestinians, and kept the border crossings sealed in spite that the truce states that Israel should open the border terminals.
Yet, Livni said that
Memo to Foreign Minister Livni:
You and your colleagues in the Israeli must be damned proud of yourselves.
But understand this: you're not going to be able to get away with this without full-blown reports of the carnage, mayhem, and destruction you will create getting out for a watching - and stunned - world to see.
Be careful what you wish for, Minister Livni: immoral actions have a way of not delivering quite the result you had anticipated. In fact, many times those actions have a way of producing the absolutely diametric opposite outcome to what you hoped to accomplish.
"We must know that the only solution is reaching an understanding with the Palestinians. We must work with every element on the Palestinian side we can talk to, but in
Translation: this will be an annihilation of every man, woman, and kid still breathing in
This is what the siege of
Following a barrage of mortar shells and Qassam rockets that wounded 8 Israel Defense Forces soldiers near the border with the Gaza Strip on Friday, a Likud MK proposed using Hamas and Islamic Jihad prisoners as human shields to deter future rocket attacks.
MK Gilad Erdan suggested
Ignoring the fact that it was
Tzipi Livni, Israel’s Foreign Minister and leader of the Kadima Party, has told students at a Tel Aviv high school that, once a Palestinian state has been created, Israeli Arabs should leave Israel to go and live in the new Palestinian state.
Confirming her racist credentials, she also told the students that: “The idea is to maintain two states for two peoples…”
Basic human rights, such as health, a life of dignity, education, housing, equality, freedom from racism, freedom of expression, privacy and democracy are increasingly being violated in
UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday called on
After two days of discussions, the council, which consists of 47 member states, passed a list of 99 'recommendations' of gestures for Israel to make to ease Palestinian suffering, including freeing all prisoners.
This will happen....when pigs fly.
The only thing that will get the government of
Of course, that won't happen, because world leaders have been completely brainwashed that everything Israel does "in self defense" (like preventing infants from getting desperately needed medical attention to save their lives, or causing malnutrition in kids by preventing food supplies in) is perfectly justifiable
Adnan Abu Hasna, spokesman of the United Nations for Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA) in
Memo to Adnan Abu Hasna and UNRWA: starvation of the Gazan people is precisely the outcome
What has to happen is two-fold: The UN must demand that emergency supplies be allowed through. If not,
Secondly, all foreign support of
That, the government of
Unfortunately, the latter is about as likely to happen as pigs flying, because governmental leaders have been brainwashed to accept everything Israel does to Palestinians as "self-defense" (such as preventing sick infants from getting the medical care they need to live, and creating malnutrition in Palestinian kids).
That's why we need many (and very brave)honest reporters up to the task alerting the world about the true conditions on the ground in
The official did not disclose the nationality of the ship, but said the cargo will include 500 tonnes of wheat, 200 tonnes of sugar, 200 tonnes of rice, 50 tonnes of cooking oil and 50 tonnes of medical supplies.
This could get ugly very quickly.
Let us hope that whatever happens to the ship and its cargo, that there are adults in the room in both
Richard Falk said in a statement on Tuesday that the UN must "implement the agreed norm of a responsibility to protect a civilian population being collectively punished by policies that amount to a crime against humanity".
This is no game and several of these systems have recently been installed and are in use , live, along the Israel-Gaza border. The video of the female operator is chilling - her unhurried , yet lethal operation, poise and perfect make up - ensures and maintains the disatnce from the blood and guts of actually blasting people to bits.
Israeli security forces boarded a boat in the
"We were preparing to set sail for the Gaza Strip to deliver hundreds of kilogrammes (pounds) of medicines and basic goods and the maritime police stopped us weighing anchor," said Israeli Arab MP Ahmed Tibi.
And I'm sure that the siege's outcome of malnutrition in children and infants (as documented by the UN human rights commission) must give Israeli politicians a truly strong sense of accomplishment!
Israeli police on Sunday foiled an attempt by Israeli Arabs to set off in a boat from
Mo'aweya Hassanein, chief of emergency and ambulance services in the Palestinian health ministry, said in a statement that the Gaza Strip has been under a strict Israeli blockade for 13 days.
"The medical situation is worsening and we are living in a severe humanitarian crisis as
The sound of generators on the sidewalks of
Traffic was also sparse, much less than what one might expect on a Saturday that is followed by a national holiday: 20 years since Yasser Arafat's declaration of Palestinian independence.
An association representing international news organizations is campaigning for an end to an unusual Israeli policy barring foreign reporters from entering
Local sources report that a group of Israeli-armored bulldozers and tanks invaded the al-Fukhari neighborhood east of Khan Younis in southern
According to eyewitnesses, the bulldozers crushed a number of Palestinian greenhouses and razed potato fields belonging to Palestinian farmers.
An extreme right-wing text by Likud member Moshe Feiglin disappeared on Tuesday from the Web site of his Jewish Leadership movement. In the piece written five years ago, Feiglin says
It's pretty obvious: when it comes to the issues of Palestinian rights and statehood, this guy is unabashedly to the right of Attila the Hun!
But what is even more disturbing is the strong resonance so many Israelis have with his perspectives, as demonstrated by Tuesday's elections.
AS a convoy of blue-and-white United Nations trucks loaded with food waited last night for Israeli permission to enter
“We had one meal today - khobbeizeh,” said Abu Amra, 43, showing the leaves of a plant that grows along the streets of
This starvation in
Between malnutrition and disease,
It may well not happen at the end of Olmert's watch, but if Netanyahu is elected in February, I wouldn't bet against it.
Unconcerned about arrest by the police or prosecution by the Israeli justice system, fanatical Jewish settlers in the Palestinian town of Hebron (Al-Khalil) have been attacking Palestinians, damaging and ransacking their property, exactly like Nazi thugs did to Jewish-owned property in Germany 80 years ago.
The settlers, who claim to be acting in the name of true Judaism, espouse a messianic doctrine advocating violence and terror against non- Jews in Israel-Palestine for the purpose of creating a pure Jewish kingdom that would be ruled by Halacha, or Jewish religious law.
A Palestinian family of the Old City of Hebron had the top floor of their home torched by a mob of settlers early Saturday morning.
In addition to the fire the violent settlers also attacked the lower floors of the home, completely ransacking and ruining the Al-’Uweiwi family’s kitchen. During the attack Nidal Al-’Uweiwi, his wife and his nine children were all forced to barricade themselves inside a small room of the house so as to not be attacked by the settlers.
So this is how the (illegal) settlers operate to claim more Palestinian territory: one torched Palestinian home at a time.
Memo to the Israeli government: You've got a PR catastrophe on your hands.
You cannot possibly talk with a straight face about "being the only true democracy in the Middle East" when you allow acts like this to continue to happen, and to continue to go unpunished.
The World Bank and International Monetary Fund warned Saturday that
It was the most serious warning yet regarding the consequences of
... or an unreasonable facsimile thereof.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Maguire said Thursday the United Nations should suspend or revoke
UN Resolutions Against
1. Resolution 106: "...‘condemns’
2. Resolution 111: "...‘condemns’
3. Resolution 127: "...‘recommends’
4. Resolution 162: "...‘urges’
5. Resolution 171: "...determines flagrant violations’ by
6. Resolution 228: "...‘censures’
7. Resolution 237: "...‘urges’
8. Resolution 248: "...‘condemns’
9. Resolution 250: "...‘calls’ on
10. Resolution 251: "...‘deeply deplores’ Israeli military parade in
11. Resolution 252: "...‘declares invalid’
12. Resolution 256: "...‘condemns’ Israeli raids on
13. Resolution 259: "...‘deplores’
14. Resolution 262: "...‘condemns’
15. Resolution 265: "...‘condemns’
16. Resolution 267: "...‘censures’
17. Resolution 270: "...‘condemns’
18. Resolution 271: "...‘condemns’
19. Resolution 279: "...‘demands’ withdrawal of Israeli forces from
20. Resolution 280: "....‘condemns’ Israeli’s attacks against
21. Resolution 285: "...‘demands’ immediate Israeli withdrawal form
22. Resolution 298: "...‘deplores’
23. Resolution 313: "...‘demands’ that
24. Resolution 316: "...‘condemns’
25. Resolution 317: "...‘deplores’
26. Resolution 332: "...‘condemns’
27. Resolution 337: "...‘condemns’
28. Resolution 347: "...‘condemns’ Israeli attacks on
29. Resolution 425: "...‘calls’ on
30. Resolution 427: "...‘calls’ on
31. Resolution 444: "...‘deplores’
32. Resolution 446: "...‘determines’ that Israeli settlements are a ‘serious obstruction’ to peace and calls on
33. Resolution 450: "...‘calls’ on
34. Resolution 452: "...‘calls’ on
35. Resolution 465: "...‘deplores’
36. Resolution 467: "...‘strongly deplores’
37. Resolution 468: "...‘calls’ on
38. Resolution 469: "...‘strongly deplores’
39. Resolution 471: "...‘expresses deep concern’ at
40. Resolution 476: "...‘reiterates’ that
41. Resolution 478: "...‘censures (
42. Resolution 484: "...‘declares it imperative’ that
43. Resolution 487: "...‘strongly condemns’
44. Resolution 497: "...‘decides’ that Israel’s annexation of Syria’s Golan Heights is ‘null and void’ and demands that Israel rescind its decision forthwith"
45. Resolution 498: "...‘calls’ on
46. Resolution 501: "...‘calls’ on
47. Resolution 509: "...‘demands’ that
48. Resolution 515: "...‘demands’ that
49. Resolution 517: "...‘censures’
50. Resolution 518: "...‘demands’ that
51. Resolution 520: "...‘condemns’
52. Resolution 573: "...‘condemns’
53. Resolution 587: "...‘takes note’ of previous calls on
54. Resolution 592: "...‘strongly deplores’ the killing of Palestinian students at
55. Resolution 605: "...‘strongly deplores’
56. Resolution 607: "...‘calls’ on
57. Resolution 608: "...‘deeply regrets’ that
58. Resolution 636: "...‘deeply regrets’ Israeli deportation of Palestinian civilians
59. Resolution 641: "...‘deplores’
60. Resolution 672: "...‘condemns’
61. Resolution 673: "...‘deplores’
62. Resolution 681: "...‘deplores’
63. Resolution 694: "...‘deplores’
64. Resolution 726: "...‘strongly condemns’
65. Resolution 799: "...‘strongly condemns’
Remember: every one of your tax dollars which supports
Notice that these men mention detention, but never trial and conviction.
These stories are chilling, and terribly disturbing, but need to be heard and shown to the world so that the world understand precisely how their support of
While espionage by allies on their friends is not uncommon, it is rare that state-sponsored publications acknowledge it. Israeli-U.S. ties have been especially touchy in this regard since a U.S. Navy analyst, Jonathan Pollard, was jailed for life for treason in 1987 for passing classified documents to
A Gush Shalom report claims that European anger at Israeli companies producing goods beyond the Green Line is causing real harm to some companies, one of which is reportedly mineral water producer Mayanot Eden.
The report claims Mayanot Eden (coloquially known as "Mei Eden") had to close its warehouse in the town of
Jewish settlers protesting against an official Israeli eviction order have desecrated Muslim buildings in the flashpoint West Bank town of
They sprayed "Death to Arabs" and an insult to the Prophet Muhammad on a mosque wall and vandalised a cemetery.
Ever hear the wails and screams of anti Semitism when a Jewish grave is vandalised in
Parents in south Tel Aviv who are seeking to prevent two Arab girls from attending their children’s school are denying accusations of racism, saying they’re worried about academic standings.
The judge ordered the immediate release of Braudeh and criticised Israeli police for failing to arrest any of the stone-throwing Palestinians.
"Police are treating the Palestinian behaviour in this incident extremely light-handedly," the ruling said. "We can not take part in this blatant discrimination
One has to wonder if this judge does not appreciate the heavy irony in his use of the term "blatant discrimination", considering how settlers routinely harass, beat up, and kill Palestinians, and destroy their houses and their olive groves.
Israeli radio reported on Wednesday that an Israeli settler who shot a Palestinian in al-Khalil was set free by a magistrate who rebuked the IOF for not arresting the Palestinians who were throwing stones.
Malka Aviv, a judge at the magistrates court in
A secret investigation into detained Ergenekon group members and other studies outside
strated the coup plot against the Turkish government, the report says.
Something for the people in Mumbai to keep in mind.
Not only do columnists and analysts openly accuse
“What is happening in the Horn of Africa is not a simple case of piracy. These acts of piracy raise various questions about the capabilities and equipment of simple outlaws who are seeking ransoms,” wrote Tuesday (November 25) Nawaf Al-Meshal Sabhan in the Saudi daily Al-Iqtissadia.
par Alain Gresh
Les ministres des affaires étrangères de l'Union européenne ont adopté, les 8 et 9 décembre, un texte intitulé « Council Conclusions Strengthening of the EU bilateral relations with its Mediterranean partners - upgrade with Israel ». Sous l'impulsion de la présidence française, le principe de rehausser les relations entre Israël et l'Union européenne a été accepté. Déjà, avant la tenue du sommet méditerranéen, Paris avait essayé de faire adopter cette mesure, mais avait dû reculer devant la levée de boucliers de certains régimes arabes, notamment l'Egypte (lire « Enquête sur le virage de la diplomatie française », Le Monde diplomatique, juin 2008).
Ce texte a été adopté après de nombreuses discussions. La première version présentée par
Notons aussi que ce texte a été entériné le jour même où l'expert de l'ONU sur les droits humains dans les territoires palestiniens, Richard Falk, demandait la mise en oeuvre de « la norme reconnue de la "responsabilité de protéger" une population civile punie collectivement par des politiques qui s'assimilent à un crime contre l'humanité ». Dans le même sens, ajoutait-il, « il semble que c'est le mandat de
Finalement, le texte adopté par l'Union européenne intègre des références à la politique de voisinage européenne, au Maroc, à
Une longue annexe comprend les lignes directrices pour renforcer les structures du dialogue politique avec Israël.
D'abord, la tenue régulière de réunions des chefs d'Etat et de gouvernement de l'Union européenne et d'Israël, un privilège qui n'était accordé jusque-là qu'à quelques grands Etats, Chine, Russie, Inde, etc. La première réunion devrait avoir lieu sous la présidence de
The European Union is trying to revive a movement to reduce the number of nuclear weapons, proposing a global ban on nuclear testing and a moratorium on the production of all fissile material, according to a letter from the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, made public on Monday.
Now, about Dimona...