L'Autre Monde 30/09/2010: Économie, BP, 9/11 inside job américaine et israélienne, rapport de l'ONU sur l'attaque de la flottille d'aide humanitaire
L'Autre Monde 30 septembre 2010: Économie, BP, 9/11 inside job américaine et israélienne, rapport de l'ONU sur l'attaque de la flottille d'aide humanitaire
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L'Autre Monde 30 septembre 2010
90 min / Radio de l'UQAM, CHOQ FM
| Diffusion en direct : Jeudi à 11:00h |
Au programme cette semaine, 30 septembre 2010:
Toutes les nouvelles les plus importantes de l'actualité mondiale: BP, économie, bref regard sur l'Iran, Israël, état policier et les résultats du rapport de l'ONU sur l'agression de la flottille d'aide humanitaire par Israël.
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The shift away from gold selling comes as European central banks reassess gold amid the financial crisis and Europe’s sovereign debt crisis.
In the 1990s and 2000s, central banks swapped their non- yielding bullion for sovereign debt, which gives a steady annual return. But now, central banks and investors are seeking the security of gold.
This will drive gold prices through the roof and draw investors away from the paper equities markets, unless another source for gold can be found to dump onto the market to suppress gold prices.
The Queen asked ministers for a poverty handout to help heat her palaces but was rebuffed because they feared it would be a public relations disaster, documents disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act reveal.
Royal aides were told that the £60m worth of energy-saving grants were aimed at families on low incomes and if the money was given to Buckingham Palace instead of housing associations or hospitals it could lead to "adverse publicity" for the Queen and the Government.
#1 The United States has lost approximately 42,400 factories since 2001. About 75 percent of those factories employed over 500 people when they were still in operation.
#4 In 2008, 1.2 billion cellphones were sold worldwide. So how many of them were manufactured inside the United States? Zero.
#7 The United States has lost a total of about 5.5 million manufacturing jobs since October 2000.
#11 As of the end of 2009, less than 12 million Americans worked in manufacturing. The last time less than 12 million Americans were employed in manufacturing was in 1941.
#13 The United States has lost a whopping 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.
#19 The U.S. Census Bureau says that 43.6 million Americans are now living in poverty and according to them that is the highest number of poor Americans in the 51 years that records have been kept.
In a classic case of misdirection, while the media are preoccupied with the fate of the Bush tax cuts, President Obama is preparing to attend a United Nations summit next week to endorse "innovative finance mechanisms"-global taxes-to drain even more wealth out of the U.S. economy.
A draft "outcome document" produced in advance of the September 20-22 U.N. Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) commits the nations of the world to supporting "innovative financing mechanisms" to supplement foreign aid spending.
The term "innovative financing mechanisms" is a U.N. euphemism for global taxes. But the document actually goes further, praising the "Task Force on International Financial Transactions for Development" for its work on the subject of mobilizing additional "resources" for countries to achieve the MDGs. This is a body tasked with proposing and implementing global tax schemes.
Never let a good crisis go to waste. The international bankers are taking advantage of the "food crisis" by driving up food prices in what is shaping up to be a classic case of a manufactured bubble. It is also looking like a clear model of Problem-Reaction-Solution methodology. Create the food inflation problem (of course profiting all the way up), force an enraged reaction among the public, and take more sovereignty away with the solution of global food regulation.
The Washington Post
The Obama administration wants to require U.S. banks to report all electronic money transfers into and out of the country, a dramatic expansion in efforts to counter terrorist financing and money laundering.
Officials say the information would help them spot the sort of transfers that helped finance the al-Qaeda hijackers who carried out the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. They say the expanded financial data would allow anti-terrorist agencies to better understand normal money-flow patterns so they can spot abnormal activity.
* At least half of the households queried in both counties had at least one member experiencing respiratory issues within the past 30 days. …
* Respondents were encountering more physically or mentally unhealthy days than people in earlier statewide surveys.
* “The increased prevalence of negative quality-of-life indicators, depressive symptoms and symptoms of anxiety,” according to the CDC report, “suggest that resources should focus on mental health intervention and follow-up surveillance.”
P2S is BP's oil spill clean-up company in Alabama and Florida. All employees have been terminated effective immediately. From their website:
Effective immediately P2S's beach cleanup work has come to an end. This includes the Qualified Community Responder program, which involved providing job opportunities for local, unemployed residents of counties directly impacted by the oil.
If you are a Qualified Community Responder and have payroll questions or human resources issues, please call our QCR Employee Hotline at 888-988-3835. You will be asked to select the state and county in which you reside before having the option to leave a message. Effective October 8, 2010 the hotline will be discontinued.
Following tar ball sightings and massive fish kills from NJ to Massachusetts new evidence emerges to show that the BP Gulf Oil Spill has reached New Jersey.
Video taken in Wildwood NJ, the location of the latest NJ fish kill, shows oil sheen on the water, submerged oil inches beneath the surface of the beach, bird feathers soaked in oil, and a jelly fish full of oil.
Meanwhile heavy machinery works in the frantically in the background before media crews arrive at the beach so the Government to hide the pollution from the public.
Summary of Testing
- Sample taken: Sept. 14, 2010
- Location: Siesta Key Beach, FL near high tide line
- Type of sample: Sand
- Lab: Analytical Chemical Testing Laboratory (Alabama)
- Result: 173 mg/kg (ppm) of total petroleum hydrocarbons
Sayer Ji of www.testingthewater.org: The hydrocarbons are “concentrating in the sand… to toxic levels.”
It should be noted that the Siesta Key/Sarasota area is also the first place on Florida’s west coast that would be impacted by the BP oil disaster according to several models put out by the federal government.
Local Official: Reports that BP SPRAYING DISPERSANT “from an airplane with no lights” and that “BOATS are covertly DUMPING it into the water”
Stress of oil spill still lingering in Orange Beach, Press-Register, September 27, 2010:
Councilman Jeff Silvers receives phone calls in the middle of the night. The citizens on the line tell him that BP is spraying oil dispersant over Perdido Pass “from an airplane with no lights,” he said, or that workers on boats are covertly dumping it into the water. …
A frequent concern is reports and rumors of toxic dispersant in the air.
The Feds and BP consistently stated of late that no dispersants have been used since mid-July. News reports indicate otherwise:
- Corexit being used “as we speak” — “Sprayed directly into inland waters” (VIDEO)
- BP BACKPEDAL: WE are not using dispersants, but NOT CERTAIN about others — “We have lots of contractors, but no one should be using them”
- Oceanographer: “Grave concern” over reports of continued dispersant use — “I’ve seen similar things offshore Louisiana” (VIDEO)
- Boat captain hired by BP finds DISPERSANT in Florida CANAL weeks after well capped, supervisor says it’s algae: “No f___ing way — Idiots”
- Scientist confirms BUBBLING water: One inch bubbles float up and “pop leaving a small oil sheen”, appears dispersant still reacting with crude
- Mayor: Reports of “Mystery Dispersant” in Florida; Sprayed workers sent to hospital, then blood testing
- Coast Guard admits dispersants still in use “over the wellhead”
- Commander equivocates when grilled over BP using DISPERSANT inside MARSHES and BAYS (VIDEO)
- BP ‘Town Hall’: Gulf residents reveal dispersants STILL in use “It’s happening everywhere in the Gulf right now” — WARNING: EXPLICIT (VIDEO)
Oil spill claims administrator gets earful from frustrated crowd, WWL-TV New Orleans, September 13, 2010:
“I want them to know just how severe this is,” [Clayton Matherne] said.
Matherne said doctors diagnosed him with Benzene poisoning, something he believes he got while working on a skimming vessel at the site where the Deepwater Horizon Rig exploded. Unable to work, he said he has now fallen four months behind on his bills. The emergency payment, he said, falls far short of his needs.
“My church family came to my house last night and brought food to help me feed my family, because it’s constant lies from BP, from Feinberg, from Gulf Coast Claims facility — and it shouldn’t be that way,” Matherne said.
BP fund administrator faces firestorm, Fox 8 New Orleans, September 13, 2010:
Clayton Matherne took to the microphone to complain about not getting an emergency claim, even though he said he is suffering from a serious illness brought on by working on a boat near the oil leak site. Matherne said, “I sent y’all medical documentation from specialists.”
Degraded Oil From BP Spill Coats Gulf Seafloor, LiveScience, September 21, 2010 5:45 p.m. EDT:
[While in the Gulf from September 17-19, reasearchers] found oil on the seafloor, evidence that it may be in the food chain, and signs that it may be hidden in large marine mammals.
When this starts to pile up on the sea floor, the entire food web is at risk, the researchers said. The oceanographers also discovered discolored zooplankton, which eat the food chain’s primary producers – phytoplankton – near oily clouds, [Columbia oceanographer Ajit] Subramaniam said.
Some bacteria in the Gulf of Mexico love eating oil as much as they like infecting humans. … One of the more pressing questions involves Vibrio… vulnificus… this year there is a likely possibility, scientists say, that Vibrio growth could be further spurred, directly or indirectly, in response to the oil and the organic flotsam it has left behind.
Some people questioned the credibility of bloggers who ran the story and the credibility of the chemist who reported “BP mercenaries in fatigues were spraying dispersants from Carolina Skiffs” as part of black ops to cover up the BP Gulf Oil Spill.
New photographs reveal the truth after all.
A major potential long-term health concern left in the wake of BP’s catastrophic oil spill is the nearly two million gallons of dispersant sprayed over and pumped into the Gulf, scientists say. Much of it was injected into the sea beneath its surface, which made both the amount used, and its use, unprecedented.
In interviews, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and FDA officials repeatedly told Raw Story that dispersant “does not bioaccumulate” in seafood and therefore is not toxic to humans. The two dispersants used during the oil spill, Corexit 9527 and Corexit 9500, contain many ingredients “found in common household products.” And even though there is still no chemical test to detect dispersant in Gulf seafood – though officials said one is coming very soon – sensory tests are effective down to one part per million.
Gary Ott, science support coordinator with NOAA, demonstrated the basic science behind the oil spill and its cleanup for [Houma, Louisiana middle school] students using an aquarium filled with water as the Gulf of Mexico and cooking oil mixed with Hershey’s cocoa powder to represent BP’s spilled oil.
But Ott assured them [the seafood] was safe, and set out to explain why. Ott said the presentation was aimed at dispelling fear and rumors about the BP oil spill… Other presentations at local schools are planned.
NOAA is totally out of line here! It is the parents' right to decide what food is safe for their kids to eat. NOAA is really over the line here pimping Obama's claim that the gulf is safe. It isn't! Please tell the students that NOAA was saying that 75% of the gulf oil was gone last July, only under oath before Congress NOAA admitted that 75% of the oil REMAINS! NOAA's goal here isn;t the health and safety of the children but to turn them into consumers of seafood to save BP from lawsuits by the fishing industry. Think about it; the government solution to protect BP's profits is to convince your kids to eat potentially toxic food!
Moderate to heavy oil washed onto almost 100 miles of Louisiana’s shoreline this week, the federal government said Friday…
Gregory Stone, director of the Coastal Studies Institute at LSU’s School of the Coast and Environment… sent scuba divers… off of St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes. “The divers said there was oil everywhere,” Stone said. …
“There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and we took the [helicopter] ride at high noon,” Stone said. “We could easily see into the shallow waters off of the coast and all we could see was oil. …
Dr. Geoffrey Gardner, a ["world renowned"] Lakeland swan expert, is facing the challenge of a lifetime. Something is killing the seabirds and swans on Long Boat Key…
"We continue to fight this oil every day, but often it seems the more we pick up the more there is," Nungesser said in the release. "In the past eight days we have picked up 31,905 gallons of oil/water mix in the Marshes in Bay Jimmy. In the week before that, we collected 26,375 gallons. This stuff isn't going away."
What does it take to get a half dozen travel writers to Navarre Beach?
This weekend, it took a check from BP and a white stretch limousine.
Six travel writers — chauffeured around in a limo — are on Navarre Beach this weekend to get the word out that this summer’s BP oil spill is over, and the beach, along with the rest of Santa Rosa County, is open for tourism.
Using money from BP, the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council hosted a familiarization — or “fam” — tour for select out-of-town reporters, showing them the pristine beaches and other assets of the county….
Ron Stern, editor of www.JustSayGo.com based in Colorado, said he will tell his readers that the oil hype has been overblown.”What the national media has been saying is totally untrue, for the most part, and blown totally out of proportion,” Stern said
The tour was covered with part of $551,000 from BP, some of which also funded a voucher program which gave gift cards to tourists who stayed in local accommodations and this weekend's sand sculpture event on Navarre Beach.
The writers — who are staying at the Summerwinds condominium — come from media outlets like Baton Rouge Parents, the Houston Tribune, Southern Hospitality Magazine, www.Planet EyeTraveler.com, www.UPTake.com and www.JustSayGo.com, among others.
Ron Stern, editor of www.JustSayGo.com based in Colorado, said he will tell his readers that the oil hype has been overblown.
Actually, Mahmoud, we've pretty much figured it out and our conclusions match yours. The US and Israel teamed up to do 9-11, then Israel turned around and used 9-11 to blackmail the US government into doing all sorts of nonsensical things like having President Obama stand up at the UN and talk about undying support for Israel on the exact same day that exact same UN issued a report confirming that Israel's attack on the aid flotilla, including a US-flagged ship, the capture of American citizens and the murder of one, all on international waters, was a criminal act. In other words, Israel's attack on that US flagged ship was an act of war and there is President Pussy still standing up there and defending the enemy that attacked US citizens.
Zakaria: I think it has time. I think the biggest mistake we could make is to inflate the importance of Ahmadinejad, to inflate the importance of Iran, inflate the importance of this issue.
Iran is a problem. It is a regional power on a path which might end up with its acquisition of nuclear weapons. This is not an imminent threat to the United States certainly, and I don't believe it's an imminent threat to Israel.
The reality is that Israel has a very strong nuclear deterrent, probably 200 to 250 nuclear weapons.
WHAT?!?!? CNN just admitted that Israel is indeed a nuclear power?~!?!?
Member states of the U.N. nuclear watchdog rejected on Friday an Arab-proposed resolution calling on "nuclear-armed" Israel to join a global anti-atomic arms treaty.
US administration has pledged to shield Israel from criticising at the meeting, pressing countries to vote against the resolution.
An assembly meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency last year approved a resolution calling on Israel to join the Non-Proliferation treaty.
l’Agence internationale de l’énergie atomique (AIEA)
The general assembly of the 151-member International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) failed to pass the resolution with 51 against, 46 votes for and 23 abstentions.
Soooooooooooooooooo, the one Middle Eastern nation that actually HAS nuclear weapons is allowed not to have to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty? Is that not the height of absurdity?
Israel’s Army Radio reported on Wednesday July 7, 2010 that the United States has sent Israel a secret document committing to nuclear cooperation between the two countries.
According to Army Radio, the U.S. has reportedly pledged to sell Israel materials used to produce electricity, as well as nuclear technology and other supplies, despite the fact that Israel is not a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Webmaster's Commentary: Note how quickly the ABC talking heads change subject at the end when the interviewee starts talking about how the core of the building has been "blown" out, almost 20 floors BELOW the impact point!
Newly decoded data provided by an independent researcher and computer programmer from Australia exposes alarming evidence that the reported hijacking aboard American Airlines Flight 77 was impossible to have existed. A data parameter labeled "FLT DECK DOOR", cross checks with previously decoded data obtained by Pilots For 9/11 Truth from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) through the Freedom Of Information Act.
The short version is this: The Digital Flight Data Recorder checked the cockpit door on flight 77, and never once was the door opened from takeoff until final crash. So the official story of mean old Arab hijackers could not possibly have happened. Nobody entered the cockpit once the plane took off.
9-11 - Who was the man in the National Guard uniform speaking with an Israeli accent who knew building 7 was going to collapse?
At 4:20 in the video.
Posted by Alexander Higgins - September 26, 2010
Reminsecent of Hitler’s Nazi regime the U.S Department of Defense has engaged in an all out assault on the Freedom of Press and the Freedom of Speech reports Fox News.
According to the article the Department of Defense through the Pentagon has launched a blitzreig attack to erase history by buying and destroying every copy of a book entitled Operation Dark Hart. The book reveals that the U.S Government knew about that the 9/11 attacks before they occurred, allowed the attacks to happen and then hid the truth about their knowledge of the attacks from the 9/11 investigation panel.
Since this is a highly controversial story that reveals the U.S Government has violated both the Freedom of Press and the Freedom of Speech in the name of “national security” to erase the book from history the story itself just may disappear from the internet . With that in mind here is a screen grab from Fox News.
Fox News Reports Pentagon Buying and Destroying Books To Repress Freedom Of Speech
Moreover, according to Google this is the top news story on the Internet right now.
Google News Top Story - Pentagon Buying and Destroying Books To Repress Freedom Of Speech
Snippets from the original article.
A Department of Defense officials tells Fox News that the department purchased copies of the first printing because they contained information which could cause damage to national security.
The U.S. Army originally cleared the book for release.
The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency attempted to block the book about the tipping point in Afghanistan and a controversial pre-9/11 data mining project called “Able Danger.”
In a letter obtained by Fox News, the DIA says national security could be breached if “Operation Dark Heart” is published in its current form. The agency also attempted to block key portions of the book that claim “Able Danger” successfully identified hijacker Mohammed Atta as a threat to the United States before the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Specifically, the DIA wanted references to a meeting between Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, the book’s author, and the executive director of the 9/11 Commission, Philip Zelikow, removed. In that meeting, which took place in Afghanistan, Shaffer alleges the commission was told about “Able Danger” and the identification of Atta before the attacks. No mention of this was made in the final 9/11 report.
Ironically, U.S officials walked out on Iranian President Ahmadinejad during his UN Speech after he suggested it is widely believed around the world and in America that the U.S Government covered up, allowed to happen or may have even have participated in the 9/11 attacks.
Yet he we learn that the Pentagon is violating the constitutional rights, including the First Amendment rights of Freedom of Speech and the Freedom of Press to cover up PRE 9/11 intelligence which provides definitive proof that the U.S Goverment covered up the 9/11 attacks.
This almost certainly proves that the beliefs of Ahmadinejad and the majority of the world are indeed correct in their suspicions of the involvement in U.S Government for either participating directly or allowing the 9/11 attacks to happen.
"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.
"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information."
"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information."
"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information."
"Terrorism" concerns necessarily hinge on fear, and it is now completely predictable that an otherwise unpopular Obama Administration would roll out the threat of terror to bolster support for the 2010 elections. The Washington Post reports that the "Risk of small-scale attacks by al-Qaeda and its allies is rising, officials say" in concert with comments from Obama about absorbing a terror attack, and hyperbolic comments by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano before Congress that al Qaeda is recruiting for homeland attacks.
The nation's top counterterrorism officials were blunt. The threat from within---of Americans willing to commit terrorist acts--- is growing.
A number of top officials in the Obama Administration testified before Congress today to warn of the growing risk of “homegrown terrorists,” suggesting that al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda styled groups are being increasingly successful in recruiting Americans.
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I – CT) termed the number of Americans turned militants “astoundingly high” while FBI Director Robert Mueller warned of “domestic radicalization” become more and more pronounced.
"Domestic radicalization" has become "astoundingly high"?!?
If Mueller and Lieberman are making these allegations, where are statistics which back these allegations up?!?
They most probably can't be proven, because they don't exist.
But allegations like these are being used to cow the American people into accepting a quasi-martial law status as being the "new normal".
The feds are up to their old tricks once again – demonizing American citizens who are politically engaged and use the Internet as domestic terrorists in a transparent ploy to chill free speech and immobilize resistance to big government – when in actual fact every major terror plot in the United States was provocateured, contrived or directly facilitated by the federal government itself.
- The attempted Christmas Day “underwear bomber” incident
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. The Detroit News reported how the State Department refused to revoke Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s visa despite the fact that he was on a terror watch list and allowed him to board the plane. Eyewitnesses reported that Abdulmutallab was accompanied by a well-dressed man who appeared to be in a position of authority who convinced ticket agents to allow him to board the plane despite the fact that he had no passport and was on a terrorist watch list. “He’s from Sudan and we do this all the time,” the man was reported as saying. The authorities changed their story on numerous occasions to combat eyewitness accounts from passengers like Kurt Haskell, as the feds struggled to uphold the flaky official explanation that Abdulmutallab was a lone terrorist.
Abdulmutallab’s bizarre behavior in apparently being unaware that there was a bomb in his briefs on Flight 253 strongly suggests that he was an unwitting patsy under the control of federal government handlers who, despite the botched attack, swiftly exploited the terror scare he created to ram through an intensification of the war in Yemen as well as mandating the lucrative roll out of full naked body scanners.
- The attack at Ft Hood Texas by gunman Army Maj. Nidal Hassan which killed 13 people
It later emerged that the plot was contrived by Anwar al-Awlaki, who as Webster Tarpley has documented is “an intelligence agency operative and patsy-minder” and “one of the premier terror impresarios of the age operating under Islamic fundamentalist cover” whose job it is to “motivate and encourage groups of mentally impaired and suggestible young dupes who were entrapped into “terrorist plots” by busy FBI and Canadian RCMP agents during recent years.”
- The averted May 1 bombing in Times Square by Faisal Shahzad
Shahzad was again later reported to have been directed by Awlaki, the CIA’s premier patsy-handler. His deadly attempted terror attack amounted to little more than a box of fireworks in the trunk of a car. The establishment media hyped the non-story as a harrowing reminder of the threat to America posed by terrorists despite the fact that New York’s bomb squad said the mishmash of fireworks and wires was not even a bomb. Kevin Barry, a former supervisor in the New York City police bomb squad, speculated that if it had functioned “it would be more of an incendiary event” than an explosion.
- The 2007 plot to attack Fort Dix
Attorneys proved that the FBI informants were the key figures behind the operation and that the accused, six foreign-born Muslims, were merely bungling patsies. The plot was also overseen by intelligence agency operative Anwar al-Awlaki.
These are just a handful of the innumerable cases of government-provocateured terror events that have been exploited to tighten the screws on peaceful American citizens, like the anti-gas drilling and second amendment groups that were listed as terrorists by an Israeli company tasked with spying on them for Homeland Security.
Indeed, the only American citizen who demonstrably encouraged violence was radio talk show host Hal Turner, who was being paid by the FBI to do so.
On September 24, Jason Ditz reported on Antiwar.com that “the FBI is confirming that this morning they began a number of raids against the homes of antiwar activists in Illinois, Minneapolis, Michigan, and North Carolina, claiming that they are ‘seeking evidence relating to activities concerning the material support of terrorism.’”
Now we know what Homeland Security (sic) secretary Janet Napolitano meant when she said on September 10: “The old view that ‘if we fight the terrorists abroad, we won’t have to fight them here’ is just that – the old view.” The new view, Napolitano said, is “to counter violent extremism right here at home.”
“Violent extremism” is one of those undefined police state terms that will mean whatever the government wants it to mean. In this morning’s FBI’s foray into the homes of American citizens of conscience, it means antiwar activists, whose activities are equated with “the material support of terrorism,” just as conservatives equated Vietnam era anti-war protesters with giving material support to communism.
The FBI is confirming that this morning they began a number of “raids” against the homes of antiwar activists, claiming that they are “seeking evidence relating to activities concerning the material support of terrorism.”
So far there do not appear to have been any arrests related to the raids nor, according to FBI spokesman Steve Warfield, are there any expected. He also insisted that there was “no imminent threat” related to the antiwar organization targeted. Some of the activists say they were ordered to appear before a grand jury, however.
The fastest way to bring down a dictatorship is to force it to act like one where everyone can see it!
AFP - After a six-month test, Italy's government will drop the use of full-body scanners for security checks in airports, judging them slow and ineffective, Italian daily Corriere della Sera reported Thursday.
The scanners in the airports of Rome, Venice and the southern city of Palermo are no longer in use, and Milan's airport is likely to stop using the machines in the near future.
La commission d’enquête du Conseil des Droits de l’Homme auprès des Nations Unies a accusé les forces israéliennes d’avoir violé le droit international en attaquant une flottille d’aide humanitaire en route pour Gaza.
Les trois experts nommés par la commission des Nations Unies ont déclaré dans un rapport publié mercredi que les forces israéliennes ont fait preuve « d’une violence inouïe » pendant et après leur raid sur la flottille d’aide, qui a abouti aux meurtres de huit militants turcs et d’un militant turco-américain.
L’enquête des Nations Unies a conclu qu’il n’y avait « des preuves évidentes pour appuyer des poursuites » contre Israël pour « homicides volontaires » et actes de torture commis lors de l’assaut de la flottille d’aide par ses troupes en mai dernier.
la réponse militaire d’Israël à la flottille « a trahi un niveau inacceptable de brutalité » et a violé le droit international, « y compris le droit international humanitaire et des droits de l’homme » ont déclaré les trois experts.
« Le comportement du personnel militaire israélien et autre envers les passagers flottille était non seulement disproportionné par rapport à la situation mais a démontré des niveaux de violence totalement inutile et incroyable. »
Le rapport devrait être débattu par le Conseil des Droits de l’Homme lundi prochain.
Le rapport a également rejeté la position d’Israël qui affirme que ses forces ont agi en situation de légitime défense quand ils ont attaqué la flottille, en faisant valoir que même ceux qui n’ont pas tenté d’arrêter les soldats israéliens de monter à bord des navires d’aide « ont subi des blessures, dont des blessures mortelles. »
« Il est évident qu’aucun effort n’a été fait pour minimiser les blessures infligées à certains moments de l’opération et que l’utilisation de tirs directs a été fait de façon large et arbitraire. Les circonstances de la mort d’au moins six des passagers sont directement apparentées à des exécutions sommaires. » [...]
Le Comité a déclaré également que le simple fait que la bande de Gaza souffre d’une crise humanitaire, le jour du raid meurtrier, le blocus israélien était illégal et ne pouvait être maintenue de par la loi [internationale].
Le mouvement Hamas [mouvement de la résistance palestinienne] s’est félicité du rapport et a déclaré à Al Jazeera que les résultats montraient à l’évidence que l’occupation israélienne des territoires palestiniens violait les droits de l’homme.
« Aujourd’hui il faut faire encore plus et ceux qui ont commandité le raid doivent être traduits devant la Cour pénale internationale, » selon le Hamas.
Pour les besoins de l’enquête, la commission d’enquête présidée par Karl Hudson-Phillips, ancien juge de la Cour pénale internationale à La Haye, s’était déplacé en Turquie, en Jordanie et en Grande-Bretagne pour interroger des témoins et des responsables.
Desmond de Silva, ancien procureur en chef du tribunal spécial pour la Sierra Leone, et Shanthi Dairiam, de Malaisie et expert des Droits de l’Homme sont les deux autres membres du groupe.
23 septembre 2010 – Al Jazeera – Vous pouvez consulter cet article à :
Traduction : Info-Palestine.net
A report by three U.N.-appointed human rights experts Wednesday said that Israeli forces violated international law when they raided a Gaza-bound aid flotilla killing nine activists earlier this year.
The U.N. Human Rights Council's fact-finding mission concluded that Israel's naval blockade of the Palestinian territory was unlawful because of the humanitarian crisis there, and described the military raid on the flotilla as brutal and disproportionate.
"Blah blah Nazis blah blah anti-Semite blah blah blah Jew-haters blah blah Hitler blah blah Holocaust blah blah!" -- Israel
Israel rejected the UN Gaza flotilla probe's findings as 'biased.'
UN report unedited just out, Israel found guilty of breaking international law on flotilla and blockade is illegal due to humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
Report of the international fact-finding mission to investigate
violations of international law, including international humanitarian and human rights law, resulting from the Israeli attacks on the flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian assistance
The entire report can be seen HERE in PDF form…
Bottom line is……
277. A distinction is made between activities taken to alleviate crises and action to address the causes creating the crisis. The latter action is characterized as political action and therefore inappropriate for groups that wish to be classified as humanitarian. This point is made because of the evidence that while some of the passengers were solely interested in delivering supplies to the people in Gaza, for others the main purpose was raising awareness of the blockade with a view to its removal, as the only way to solve the crisis.
An examination should be made to clearly define humanitarianism as distinct from humanitarian action so that there can be an agreed form of intervention and jurisdiction when humanitarian crises occur.
278. The Mission sincerely hopes that no impediment will be put in the way of those who suffered loss as a result of the unlawful actions of the Israeli military to be compensated adequately and promptly. It is hoped that there will be swift action by the Government of Israel. This will go a long way to reversing the regrettable reputation which that country has for impunity and intransigence in international affairs. It will also assist those who genuinely sympathise with their situation to support them without being stigmatised.
"La la la la I cannot hear you I have fingers in my ears my eyes are shut I am not listening to you la la la la..." -- Israel
Every American politician who stood up to defend Israel in this atrocity, every newspaper columnist who dares defend in print the nation that attacked and killed Americans in international waters, should be arrested and jailed as accessories to war crimes.
The President, whose job is it to protect America and Americans, needs to be removed from office immediately for his act of treason in refusing to declare war on the nation that attacked Americans in in international waters.
Israeli occupation authorities closed today the Kerem Abu Salem and Karni commercial crossing to Gaza and denied access of aid and fuel to the Gaza Strip.
Unrepentant beyond all possible redemption!
"Israel imposed a blockade on Gaza after Hamas militants violently seized control of the coastal territory from the moderate Palestinian Fatah party in 2007."
AP still sucks Israeli dick, it seems. HAMAS did not "violently" seize control of the territory on 2007. HAMAS won the elections. It was FATAH that tried and failed to seize Gaza in 2007.
You can complain at THIS LINK
Here is what I sent.Re: UN experts: Israel flotilla raid broke int'l law.
Your writer Frank Jordans is totally clueless when he writes, "Israel imposed a blockade on Gaza after Hamas militants violently seized control of the coastal territory from the moderate Palestinian Fatah party in 2007."
In actual fact, HAMAS won the elections, as reported in the Washington Post January 27th 2006 in an article entitled "Hamas Sweeps Palestinian Elections, Complicating Peace Efforts in Mideast"
It was FATAH that tried and failed to overthrow HAMAS in 2007.
Shame on AP for constantly misreporting the facts. No wonder the corporate media is screaming for a government bailout!
The report reveals that Dogan, the 19-year-old US citizen of Turkish descent, was filming with a small video camera on the top deck of the Mavi Marmara when he was shot twice in the head, once in the back and in the left leg and foot and that he was shot in the face at point blank range while lying on the ground.
This video captures the moment when according to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, 19-year old Furkhan Dogan, a native of New York and carrying a US passport, already shot by the IDF while holding a camcorder and lying helpless on the deck, is shot point-blank in the face!
And President Pussy does nothing, on his expressed theory that the best way to Mideast peace is to pretend we don't see anything unpeaceful, no matter who it happens to.
A boat carrying Jewish activists from Israel, Europe and the United States set sail Sunday from Cyprus bound for Gaza, in a bid to run Israel’s blockade of the Palestinian territory, an AFP reporter said.
Crew members and passengers are available for interviews….
Satellite phone on board for contact to the passengers: 00 8821668610337
Media Contact in London for interviewing the Boat’s organizers: Yosh, 0044 7816 448307 firstname.lastname@example.org
JNews contact in Israel: Miri 00972 549270796
Haaretz reported this week that a boat carrying Jewish activists from Israel, Germany, the U.S. and Britain set sail on Sunday for Gaza, hoping to breach Israel's blockade there and deliver aid.
9 Jews will participate in this brave mission: amongst them is Rami Elhanan, an Israeli peace activist whose daughter Smadar was killed in a suicide bombing in 1997. Elhanan rightly maintained that it was his moral duty to act in support of the Palestinians in Gaza because reconciliation was the surest path to peace. "Those 1.5 million people in Gaza are victims exactly as I am," he said.
Israel Defense Forces soldiers used excessive force while taking over a Gaza-bound aid ship organized by Jewish and Israeli activists, the boat's passengers said Tuesday, countering the military's official version claiming that the takeover had been uneventful.
Testimonies by passengers who were released from police questioning later in the day seemed to counter the IDF's claims, with Israeli activist and former Israel Air Force pilot Yonatan Shapira saying that there were "no words to describe what we went through during the takeover."
A boat carrying Jewish activists attempting to reach blockaded Gaza was forced to divert to the port of Ashdod in Israel by ten Israeli warships. Among those on the aid boat is a Holocaust survivor and an Israeli man who lost his daughter in a Palestinian suicide bombing.
Administration officials and Washington lawmakers indicated the United States is not willing to urge Israel to lift its blockade of Gaza, even as activists seek to highlight the issue after civilian deaths during Israel’s interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla.
With the recent release of the United Nations Human Rights Council report condemning the brutal Israeli attack on the flotilla and declaring the blockade of Gaza a violation of international law, every single member of the United States Government who supports that blockade is an accessory after-the-fact in a violation of international law. How much longer will we live in a nation run by criminals willing to subvert the laws for Israel's gains?
Back in 1948 and 1949, the USSR imposed a blockade on West Berlin to starve that nation into abandoning their elected leaders and accepting Soviet rule. This is identical to the situation in Gaza where Israel is trying to starve the Palestinians into abandoning their elected leaders and accepting Israeli rule.
But back in 1948, we had a far more moral and principled government that had the spine to stand up for what is right, and the US and its allies launched the Berlin Airlift, flying 200,000 flights into Berlin, delivering 13 tons of goods per day for a year until the blockade collapsed.
Why the Deadly Attack on the Freedom Flotilla Was the Breakthrough That Made the World See Israel's Cruelty in Gaza
The Freedom Flotilla was not able to deliver its 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, but it accomplished something more important -- it finally broke the blockade on the world's understanding of the Gaza crisis. The Israeli attack on the flotilla must be seen alongside the Israeli attack on Gaza in the winter of 2008-2009 as marking the period in which the world's understanding of the Israeli occupation irrevocably shifted. In this opening, the brutality of the Israeli occupation came into full view and the issue of Palestinian persecution was placed on op-ed pages and even legal briefs. In the end, these events may mark when the age of Israeli impunity came to an end.
Israel shot down its well-crafted image of victimhood with CAST LEAD and the flotilla attack. Israel has learned, way too late, that they cannot just do what they please anywhere in the world and not face the world's resulting outrage.
Israel may well have felt that they could hijack foreign-flagged ships in international waters and murder foreign citizens without cause and evade the consequences because they have gotten away with it before. 34 Americans on board the USS Liberty were murdered by Israel in a failed attempt to trick the US into war against Egypt, and not only did then-President Johnson not hold Israel to account; he actively aided the cover-up of that crime!
So here we are with Israel again committing acts of piracy or acts of war (take your pick) on the high seas against American-flagged ships. Only this time, even as the US President again tries to cover up for Israel, the reaction of the world and of Americans is quite different. By their actions is Israel truly known.
In the traditional Israeli manner of never accepting responsibility for their screw-ups, Israel has responded to the loss of the public image by throwing a tantrum lashing out in all directions, trying to destroy the careers of those who rightly condemn Israel's actions, such as Helen Thomas, Octavia Nasr, Bruno Guigue, along with attempts to browbeat Hollywood production people into the "correct" point of view, such as Oliver Stone and yours truly. In so doing, all Israel has done is to prove to the world that the critics were correct. Israel does have a great deal of control over the media inside the United States and firing everyone who says so only makes the matter worse.
Israel's image fell off that wall they built around Palestine, and all the media's horses and all the media's men cannot put Israel's image back together again. The world sees Israel for what it really is.
Israel's membership at the United Nations carries with it agreement to the Geneva Conventions. The Geneva Conventions forbid collective punishment of the population as a war crime. Hence Israel's blockade of food items, medicines, and non-military construction supplies i8s illegal under interbnatyi8onal law. Hence the attack on the aid ships is an act of war or act of piracy; take your pick.
The BBC mentions that we were in international waters at the very end of the story, as if this were an insignificant fact. The fact that Israel stole all the footage that it could, footage that undoubtedly shows them firing 4 bullets to the head of the 19-year-old American passenger, Furkan Dogan. No problem. Executing people at close range, no worries. The fact that the blockade itself is illegal, nah, don’t mention that. 800,000 plus children in Gaza, malnourished, anemic, traumatised… not important.
I would need to review this program many times over to identify every poisoned tactic that the BBC employed in order to do what they do so well, justify murder and war.
That is like investigating the sinking of the Titanic but not being allowed to ask the crew any questions.
The radical Islamic movement Hamas won a large majority in the new Palestinian parliament, according to official election results announced Thursday, trouncing the governing Fatah party in a contest that could dramatically reshape the Palestinians' relations with Israel and the rest of the world.
I am reposting this story because the few corporate media outlets reporting the story on the United Nations Human Rights Council try to justify Israel's actions by claiming that HAMAS "violently" seized control of Gaza in 2007. The below example from AP is typical.
The truth is that HAMAS won the elections.
Let me repeat that, HAMAS WON THE ELECTIONS! It was FATAH that tried and failed to seize control of Gaza in 2007, goaded by Israel and the US which support democracy in Palestine only so long as the Palestinians vote for who they are told to vote for!
Please copy this link and append it to every newspaper report that allows comments (most do not on this particular story) in which the claim is made that HAMAS "seized" Gaza.
The corporate media bovine excrement has hit flood stage today!
“After 60 years in the community of nations, Israel’s existence must not be a subject for debate,” Obama proclaimed. “It should be clear to all that efforts to chip away at Israel’s legitimacy will only be met by the unshakeable opposition of the United States.”
I know that this article has already been linked by a member below, but I just had to respond to this quote by Obama. I am angry at this statement because the President of the UNITED STATES made this statement at the United Nations on the very day that same United Nations issued a report declaring Israel's attack on the aid flotilla last May a brutal violation of international law. That attack included an attack on a US-flagged ship and the capture of American citizens. One citizen, born in New York and carrying a US passport, was murdered by the Israelis while lying helpless on the deck of a captured ship. The UN report states quite clearly that the Israelis "willfully" executed their victims. Given that Israel's attack on the US flagged ship is illegal under international law, then Israel committed an act of wear against the United States, and Obama's comment above amounts to betrayal of the American people and treason of the highest order!
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