Sunday, April 29, 2007

Gaza as Israel's weapon testing ground

Mel Frykberg, Al-Ahram Weekly, Apr 27, 2007

This article was originally published by Al-Ahram Weekly and is republished with permission.

Doctors in Gaza have been reporting strange wounds on the bodies of innocent bystanders and those targeted by drones. These wounds consist of many small holes, often invisible to X-rays, and burns caused by heat so intense that many cases have required amputation because of the extensive burning.

Habas Al-Wahid, head of the emergency centre at the Shuhada Al-Aqsa Hospital in Gaza city told the journalists that the legs of the injured were sliced from their bodies "as if a saw was used to cut through the bone." But there was no evidence of ordinary metal shrapnel in or near the wounds.

At Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, Juma Saka said that on examination of the wounds, the doctors had found a powder on the victim's bodies and in their internal organs. Afterwards they removed the microscopic particles which turned out to be carbon and tungsten.

Another day, and another Crime against Humanity committed by the illegal and immoral Israeli regime. Israel and it's fellow travelers that not only allow, but aid and abet Israel in committing these war crimes. should be standing in the dock at the International Court of Justice in the Hague. But who's going to bring the charges?

Saturday, April 28, 2007


The title of this blog could have been about stealing Iraq's wealth. That would be misleading, since it is a story about how crooks and criminals are stealing Iraq's oil, not a story about the ongoing slaughter of Iraqi civilians, which is part of Iraq's wealth. This shows how various groups and the U.N. conspired to defraud and steal Iraq's oil money...and succeeded.

Von Sponeck reports that a large chunk -- 55 per cent of the money generated from Iraq's oil -- went to fund the UN's own inadequate "humanitarian" programmes. Much of the rest was usurped by the UN Compensation Commission, entrusted with handling damages claims made by those allegedly harmed by the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. According to von Sponeck, the Iraqi oil "pie" was so large there was plenty for everyone: Kuwait, Jordan, Turkey, and all the rest. But most ironically, the commission awarded a large sum of money to two Israeli kibbutzim in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, for allegedly losing some of their income due to the fact that the war damaged the tourism industry in Israel.

Read the last sentence again. Two Israeli kibbutzim, situated on land stolen from Syria, received the lion's share of the stolen Iraqi oil money. Meanwhile, during this "Grand Theft, Baghdad", Iraqi's were only receiving only 50 cents a piece per day. FROM THEIR OWN OIL.
If there is a bolder and more sinister group of thieves other than the ones living on land stolen from Palestinians and living large on money stolen from Iraqi's, i've yet to find out who they are. Unless one counts in the international criminal cartel known collectively as the "BUSH FAMILY."

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


On March 16, 2003, ISM volunteer Rachel Corrie was killed while trying to block an IDF armoured bulldozer engaged in demolishing a house.

On April 5, 2003, ISM volunteer Brian Avery was shot in the face by machine gun fire from an IDF armoured personnel carrier while he was outside in the street escorting Palestinian medical personnel.

On April 2, 2002, Australian ISM volunteer Kate Edwards sustained severe internal injuries from rounds fired by Israeli forces during a protest in Beit Jala. The incident was captured on film and appears in the documentary by Palestinian film-maker Leila Sansour, Jeremy Hardy vs the Israeli Army.

Thomas "Tom" Hurndall (November 29, 1981 – January 13, 2004) was a British photography student, member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), and an activist against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. On April 11, 2003, he was shot in the head in the Gaza Strip by an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) sniper, Taysir Hayb. According to witnesses, this occurred while he was acting “as a human shield, escorting children away from gunfire.” Hurndall was left in a coma and died nine months later.

Since shooting a peace activist in the head wasn't enough to get a rise in the testosterone level of the cowrardly IOF, insult was added to injury to the grieving Hurndall family when "... A Defense Ministry check, sent "without any admission of liability by the State of Israel and/or the Ministry of Defense" to the family of a International Solidarity Mission volunteer shot by an Israel Defense Forces soldier, bounced when the family tried to cash it earlier this week. The ISM volunteer was rendered incapacitated as a result of the gunshot wounds sustained last April.
A spokesman for the Hurndall family said the family was astonished two days ago when they received a letter from the National Westminster Bank that the check issued by the Bank of Israel was returned after it emerged that the balance in the account did not allow payment. The problem was not technical, said National Westminster, but rather the account simply had insufficient funds."

Palestine: IDF Shoots Irish Peace Prize Winner With Rubber Bullets
Monday April 23, 2007 15:05 by Justin Morahan
In a Gandhi-like protest, a completely unarmed and peaceful gathering of peace activists who were walking to the Bil'in Wall were tear-gassed and then shot with rubber bullets. After being brought to ambulances for treatment they returned to the non-violent demonstration. Among them was Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire.

The ongoing criminal acts of the mob known as the IDF/IOF are so atrocious they leave one speechless.

Whether shooting kids in the head or women in the face, the thuggish goons that inhabit the Israeli armed forces are
nothing more than a bunch of gangsters who kill for fun.

Monday, April 23, 2007


Cheney: Iraq pullout would hurt Israel

A U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq would be damaging to Israel, Dick Cheney said.

"We must consider, as well, just what a precipitous withdrawal would mean to our other efforts in the war on terror, to our interests in the broader Middle East, and to Israel," the U.S. vice president said over the weekend to a Republican Jewish Coalition leadership gathering in Latana, Fla.

"Commentators enjoy pointing out mistakes through 20/20 hindsight. But the biggest mistake of all can be seen in advance: A sudden withdrawal of our coalition would dissipate much of the effort that has gone into fighting the global war on terror, and result in chaos and mounting danger. And for the sake of our own security, we will not stand by and let it happen," Cheney said. He has a similar message earlier this month to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual policy forum.

Sorry, "Big Dick" but this is the United States of America, not the United States of Israel. Even if what you say is true--hard to say, since you have told and keep telling so many LIES--then shouldn't you and your fellow travelers at places like AIPAC thought of that problem before you initiated an illegal and immoral war against Iraq?

Wasn't that one of the primary reasons you helped sell this obscene war against Iraq, so that our "friends" in the area would be safe?

Anyone with half a brain--ditto heads not included--knew then that the "friend" you were referring to is Israel. Cheney, YOU sold this continuing criminal enterprise known as the war against Iraq to benefit your friends in Israel. Now that the war, along with most everything else the corrupt Bush administration has handled, is starting to implode, now you're saying that American soldiers and Iraqi civilians have to keep on fighting and dying to help Israel?

What an abomination.

Just how many more American soldiers and Iraqi civilians are you willing to send to the slaughterhouse in order to "benefit Israel" Cheney?

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Noble Resolve 07: Four days of “simulated” nuclear terrorist scenarios in the US & Europe

Posted Apr 21, 2007 12:09 PM PST

On September 11th, 2001, drills that simulated a hijacked aircraft attack on the US were underway when hijacked aircraft were used to attack America. In London, on July 7th, 2005, there was a drill simulating multiple bombings on the underground railway that was eerily interrupted by multiple bombings on the underground railway.
So, I can understand why these drills for a nuclear terror attack have some people worried.

The voices King George hears in his head told him to "smite Saddam" and look at the shape of that country now. Close to 700,000 Iraqi civilians murdered since March of 2003 and that's still not enough to satisfy King George's blood lust.
Keep in mind that he has the all time record for signing off on execution warrants for a state governor.

If Bush is hearing voices again in his head telling him to "smite Iran", then we're all in some very deep doo-doo.
The true god Bush serves, the god of death and destruction, might be telling it's servant George to sacrifice some more innocent people to satisfy it's unholy thirst.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


In a classic instance of looking after one's own, however, the conference provided exemptions for two categories of victims: rabbis and outstanding Jewish leaders' received individual payments. As the conference came under attack from defrauded Jews, Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg cast a plague on both sides, sneering that: 'It's not about justice, it's a fight for money.' When Germans or Swiss refuse to pay compensation, the heavens cannot contain the righteous indignation of organised American Jewry. But when Jewish elites rob Jewish survivors, no ethical issues arise: it's just about money.

Others involved in the reparations process have also done well. The reported annual salary of Saul Kagan, long-time executive secretary of the claims conference, is Dollars 105,000. Kagan rings up in 12 days what my mother received for suffering six years of Nazi persecution.

In recent years, the Holocaust industry has become an outright extortion racket. Purporting to represent all of world Jewry, living and dead, it is laying claim to Holocaust-era Jewish assets throughout Europe. Fittingly dubbed the 'last chapter of the Holocaust', this double shakedown of European countries as well as legitimate Jewish claimants first targeted Switzerland. [After a protracted campaign which enlisted the American political establishment] the Swiss finally caved in 1998 and agreed to pay Dollars 1.25bn. 'The aim . . .' a Swiss bank's press release read, 'is to avert the threat of sanctions as well as long and costly court proceedings.'
Many Jews fabricated their pasts to meet this eligibility requirement. 'If everyone who claims to be a survivor actually is one,' my mother used to exclaim, 'who did Hitler kill?'

For indeed that is what the Holocaust has become; a very lucrative way to extort money, weapons and world opinion from anyone or any government on the face of the earth. And it is an unseemly, yet a very fertile way to sow guilt among nations and peoples that had nothing to do with an event that took place over 65 years ago.
But, that doesn't stop the "Holocaust Industry" from becoming the greatest shake down artists of all time. And never will you hear the con artists behind this extremely profitable racket mention facts, like the fact that German Jews helped the Nazis perpetuate the Holocaust. For several reasons. One, was because they were too cheap to help their fellow Jew and another reason was that they knew if they helped the Nazis kill a bunch of their fellow Jews, then world opinion could be manipulated and guilt sown in order to help Jews steal Palestine from the Palestinians.
That has come to pass and look at the state of affairs in the Middle East. Palestine is occupied by a bunch of IOF terrorists and Iraq is being torn asunder by the Israeli proxy army. The proxy army ran by the USA Pentagon.
Who will speak out for this "Arab Holocaust?" No one probably, since Israel is the only Middle East country that has a vast propaganda machine at its disposal, including the New York Times, CNN and FAUX News.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


"America is not going to be safe until the terrorist threat has been defeated," Bush said. "If we do not defeat the terrorists and extremists in Iraq, they won't leave us alone - they will follow us to the United States of America.... We should not legislate defeat in this vital war."

Yes, another lie in a long series of lies from the pathologically distrurbed, serial liar GW Bush. Herr Bush, if the so-called "terrorists" will follow us to the United States if we don't defeat them in Iraq--his words, not mine--then why don't these "terrorists" strike at targets in the United States now? Hmmm? It would be a lot easier to strike at a soft target here in the states than go up against M-1 Abrams Tanks and Apache helicopters in Iraq, right? So, why aren't they striking targets here in the homeland?

If your reply is that they have no way to travel to America for strikes now, how will they travel to America later?

Bush, you are a serial liar, thief and homicidal maniac. One can tell by looking at you when you talk that your eyes are devoid of life and meaning. Your only way to achieve some type of orgasm is to relish in all the death and destruction you can unleash on poor countries and poorer people.

If you had any decency left in your souless body, you would immediately resign from the Office of the President, turn yourself over to the International Court of Justice in the Hague for trial for your numerous war crimes.

After conviction, your sentence should be that your assigned to an Iraqi hospital, emptying bed pans for the rest of your sordid and abysmal life.


The Party of Brownshirts

By Paul Craig Roberts

04/16/07 "ICH" -- -- Neoconservatives have turned the Republican Party into a Brownshirt Party.

Look at the evidence. While real patriots flee the party, the remaining supporters cling to power by asserting dictatorial dominance for President Bush. The Republican Attorney General denies that the US Constitution provides habeas corpus protection to American citizens. Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney, Republican candidates for the 2008 presidential campaign, believe the president has the power to imprison US citizens indefinitely without warrants or trials. The “conservative” Federalist Society favors concentrating more power in the executive. Neoconservative ideologues claim the right to impose American hegemony over all others--especially over Muslims.

All of these Republican tyrants and budding tyrants claim to be protecting liberty and democracy.

JA, they are a bunch of good Nazis, always seeking to curry favor with their Fuhrer, King George of Crawford. Taking cues and lessons from their fellow Nazis in Jerusalem, they go about the world looting, pillaging and plundering to their hearts content.

Never satisfied with the amount of power and wealth they now control, they engage in more murderous thefts, like the sacking of Iraq by the USA and the continued savagely brutal domination and occupation of Palestine by the bullies of the Israel Occupation Force.

These types of bottom feeders are completely amoral. They have no conscience when it comes to sending someone else off to do their killing for them in their quest to turn the entire world into one, big global plantation that serves their sadistic and perverted needs.

They are just a bunch of common criminals, murderers and thugs who deserve a special place in Hell.

Monday, April 16, 2007


Israel has complained time and again that "(Insert nation/ name here) doesn't recognize Israel's existence.

OK. Fair Question. Here's another fair question:

Which Israel should the world recoginze?

The Israel mandated by the United Nations in 1947? Or the Israel that took over huge tracts of Palestine, Syria and Egypt during the 1967 Six Day War?

Or, the Israel of today, that has managed to steal even more Palestinian land by force, bulldozing down the inhabitants houses, destroying their living by tearing up huge swaths of olive groves and erecting a 25 foot tall concrete barrier, complete with watch towers manned by armed guards, against the rest of Palestine. Believe the length of the wall is over 600 miles. When the barrier is erected, Israel steals even more Palestinian land in the name of "security."

So, which Israel is the world supposed to recognize?

Sunday, April 15, 2007


They're numerous, they're zionist, and they're goal is to seek and shutdown all internet opposition. They're Zionist Internet Spies and they've struck again.

A local professor has again suspended updates to his pro-Palestinian Web site following another round of criticism and pressure — this time instigated by another member of the Internet community.

Hassan El-Najjar, an associate professor of sociology at Dalton State College, has closed, a site he says is “to promote cross-cultural understanding between people all over the world,” apparently as the result of a campaign undertaken by a person who operates a Web log called The Jawa Report (

On Monday, El-Najjar posted an explanation on his site:

“I have concluded it’s not safe for me anymore to continue editing in this atmosphere of intimidation, which abridges freedom of speech and freedom of the press. I believed that, as an American citizen, I have these sacred rights as a given. I acknowledge now that I was wrong,” he wrote. “Until I’m assured of these constitutional freedoms and rights, I’ll stop editing news reports and opinion editorials about U.S. wars and Israeli occupation of Palestine, hoping that the campaign against my employer stops.”

From the perspective of El-Najjar, who says he is a native of Gaza, Palestine, Israeli Jews took control of Muslim holy land in an “occupation,” and are proponents of Zionism. Similarly, the U.S. presence in Iraq is an occupation of Arab land, and those fighting against this “Imperialism” are “resistance fighters,” rather than “terrorists.”

He declined to comment Thursday.

“I don’t want to talk about (the Web site),” he said. “I found the best way to handle it was just to close it.”

The Jawa Report posted a story on El-Najjar on March 22 followed by a link to the e-mail address of Dalton State College president Jim Burran and telephone contact information and e-mail addresses for members of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

The blogger who runs the site calls himself Dr. Rusty Shackleford from Texas — a “professor of know-it-allogy” and “Editor-in-Chief, Sith Master, Admiral and Pimptastik Blog Overlord.”

“At least one site seems to have honed in on this, and some contacts were made. I know Dr. Burran has gotten some calls from the system office,” John Hutcheson, Dalton State’s vice president for academic affairs, said Friday. “I ‘Googled’ Rusty Shackleford, but it’s not very intelligible. This is one of the things the Web has brought us to; it’s a situation where anybody can say anything. The impact is immediate and can generate strong response — far faster than print or broadcast media.”

According to, the name “Rusty Shackleford” is apparently borrowed from the TV cartoon “King of the Hill,” in which a character called Mr. Dribble uses it as a pseudonym.

Hutcheson said El-Najjar’s Web site is in no way connected to the college.

“He did that of his own volition. He doesn’t use any college facilities, and we don’t have the right to ask him to drop it,” Hutcheson said. “He previously complied when we asked him to eliminate any links from the college Web site. He’s an American citizen and has the same rights of free speech as anyone else, unless he’s advocating something illegal.”

Burran was out of his office on Friday. In 2003 when questions were raised about the Web site, Burran told The Daily Citizen ,b>“it’s an independent site not connected to the college, and that’s within his rights as a citizen.”

An e-mail to The Jawa Report seeking comment was not immediately returned Friday. The blog calls El-Najjar a “terrorist supporter and anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist.”

Ghee, sounds familiar.

It’s not the first time El-Najjar, who created the domain name in January 2002, has faced criticism. A Washington Times story in 2003 made locals aware of El-Najjar’s site, and he closed it then after he said he received threats against his life.

“I want to tell the people of Dalton that I am a citizen of the United States, I love this country and that’s why I’m here,” El-Najjar told The Daily Citizen then. “I expressed my right within the constitutional right of freedom of expression, and I thought everyone would defend that right. And if they don’t protect that, well, I shut it down until I have people from Dalton who would ask me to open it again.”

Several students and area residents came to his defense, and El-Najjar reopened the site shortly thereafter.

This is typical totalitarian zionist bullsh*t.

They can't win on grounds of logic or reason so they resort to threats and intimidation.

Neither Al-Najjar nor any other American should have to constantly declare their undivided allegiance to America in order to criticize that sh*tty little state called israel.

Moreover, they should not have to wait for public support to exercise their constitutional right to free speech.

This is going to backfire badly on those little nazis.



"Sorry We Shot Your Kid, But Here's $500"

By Greg Mitchell April 12, 2007

For the entire war in Iraq, the press has been kept largely in the dark concerning the number of civilians killed by our forces, and what happened in the aftemath. Now several hundred files posted online reveal some of the true horror while raising questions about lack of compensation.

The most revealing new information on Iraq -- guaranteed to make readers sad or angry, or both -- is found not in any press dispatch but in a collection of several hundred PDFs posted on the Web this week.

Here you will find, for example, that when the U.S. drops a bomb that goes awry, lands in an orchard, and does not detonate -- until after a couple of kids go out to take a look -- our military does not feel any moral or legal reason to compensate the family of the dead child because this is, after all, broadly speaking, a "combat situation."

Also: What price (when we do pay) do we place on the life of a 9-year-old boy, shot by one of our soldiers who mistook his book bag for a bomb satchel? Would you believe $500? And when we shoot an Iraqi journalist on a bridge we shell out $2500 to his widow -- but why not the measly $5000 she had requested?

This, and much more, is found in the new PDFs of Iraqi claims, which are usually denied.

Last June, The Boston Globe and The New York Times revealed that a local custom in Iraq known as "solatia" had now been adapted by the U.S. military -- it means families receive financial compensation for physical damage or a loss of life. The Globe revealed that payoffs had "skyrocketed from just under $5 million in 2004 to almost $20 million last year, according to Pentagon financial data."

In a column at that time, I asked: How common is the practice? And how many unnecessary deaths do the numbers seem to suggest?

It's necessary to ask because the press generally has been denied information on civilian killings and, in recent years, it has become too dangerous in much of Iraq for reporters to go out and investigate shootings or alleged atrocities.

Now we have more evidence, thanks to an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) request for files on payments by the military. The FOIA request produced 500 case studies, which deserve broad attention.

An Army spokesman told the New York Times that the total payments so far had reached at least $32 million. Yet this figure apparently includes only the payments made in this formal claim process that requires offiical approval. The many other "solatia" or "condolence payments" made informally at a unit commander's discretion are not always included.

The ACLU site,, now features a searchable database of reports (the ACLU is seeking more of them in case this is just the tip of the iceberg).

The New York Times comments today: "There is no way to know immediately whether disciplinary action or prosecution has resulted from the cases. Soldiers hand out instruction cards after mistakes are made, so Iraqis know where to file claims. .

If this kind of murderous behavior was happening in America, there would be a mass uprising of folks fighting back against the military machine performing the murders. If that happened, would the MSM brand the Americans trying to take back their country "Insurgents?"

Saturday, April 14, 2007


Bush: Unaware of DOD plans to extend tour

Stars and Stripes,
Mideast edition, Saturday, April 14, 2007

WASHINGTON — White House officials on Thursday admitted that President Bush was unaware of defense plans to immediately extend Army combat tours when he criticized Democrats’ budget plans as potentially forcing troops to spend more time in Iraq.

On Tuesday, Bush said that congressional delays in approving supplemental war funds “will mean that some of our military families could wait longer for their loved ones to return from the front lines.”

But on Wednesday, Secretary of Defense announced all soldiers in Central Command will begin serving 15-month tours instead of the standard 12-month rotations. He said the move was a reflection of the demands on the service, and had been discussed by defense officials prior to the January “surge” of U.S. forces into Iraq.

White House spokeswoman Dana Perino on Thursday said that Bush was “absolutely straightforward” in his comments about the Democrats’ funding delays, and that the president has “known for a while” that the Defense Department was looking for ways to deal with the increased operation tempo overseas.

But when pressed why his critical comments came just a day before the tour-length announcement, she added, “I’m not aware that the president knew that Secretary Gates had come to any decisions” about going to a 15-month rotation schedule.

“Every day that we don’t get the money is one that, as Secretary Gates and Gen. (Peter) Pace have said, creates problems in terms of the training,” she said. “…I guess the way I would put it is that it gets better than it would otherwise be if we get the money today, and it gets worse than it would otherwise be if we don’t.”

The 15-month tours apply only to active-duty soldiers, not Marines, airmen, sailors or reservists. Army officials called the decision a temporary extension, but offered no timeline for when units might return to the 12-month rotations.

How can the "Great Decider" decide anything when he's not even aware of the decisions he's recently made?

Either Bush is completely incompetent, or, he and the pack of hyenas that serve his every need are a bunch of pathological liars.

Which one is it, Bush? You can't have it both ways.

The scary part is that both of the above might be true. That would mean that not only is Bush an utterly, incompetent "decider", he and his pack of vultures are serial liars.

But the people in Iraq and Palestine already know that fact, don't you?

Friday, April 13, 2007


UN envoy on children says Israel broke international law

Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflicts, Radhika Coomaraswamy, tours southern Lebanon,
says Israel used 'disproportionate force' during war
Associated Press Published:
04.13.07, 02:13 / Israel News

A UN envoy for children in conflict said Thursday she had been horrified by the destruction of a Lebanese village besieged by Israeli troops last year, and that many of Israel's actions during the war against Hizbullah had violated international law.

The UN's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflicts, Radhika Coomaraswamy, told reporters she would discuss Israel's conduct during the Second Lebanon War when she meets its government on the next stop of her Middle East tour.

''I think the message is very clear - the need to respect civilians'' and to distinguish between civilians and combatants, Coomaraswamy said in Beirut after a three-day visit to Lebanon.

She referred to Israel's dropping of millions of cluster bombs during the 34-day war and its ''disproportionate use of force,'' which destroyed much of Lebanon's infrastructure.

Coomaraswamy said she was ''horrified'' by the destruction she saw in the southern Lebanese village of Bint Jbeil ''and the considerable impact that it had on children.''

''Many of the actions taken in the Lebanese war appear to have violated international humanitarian law,'' Coomaraswamy said when asked if she would be raising with Israeli officials what their armed forces had done in Lebanon.

She said she would add her voice to those pressing Israel to provide data on the location of the cluster bombs dropped on southern Lebanon in the last days of the war. ''Apparently they do have the data in the computer,'' she said.

Israel breaking internatinal law? The only news about this sordid fact is that Israel breaks any and all laws to suit its whims. Israel even breaks its own laws in their endless and savage assault against the war weary Palestinians. And they break American law, as in the Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard spy case. The nuclear secrets Pollard stole, Israel sold to the former USSR in exchange for a larger immigration quota of Jews from Russia.
The real news about the internationl outlaws and terrorist state known as "Israel" is that the MSM here in America won't touch this story with a 10 foot pole. They'll be too busy spoon feeding a stupified American public by keeping their short attention span on REAL news, like dead strippers and idiotic shock jocks.

Uhhh, sorry about the one post not allowing comments???

Didn't try and stop any conversations about the subjects. i'm a "computer challenged" middle-aged white fart who is still learning the ropes of my blog.

Take care and stay safe.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Media seeks public access in upcoming AIPAC lobbyists’ trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — News organizations filed documents in federal court Monday opposing a government request to close portions of an upcoming trial of two former pro-Israel lobbyists accused of violating the Espionage Act.

Media organizations, including The Associated Press, are concerned the government wants to keep large portions of evidence in the case out of public view when former American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobbyists Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman go to trial.

Defense attorneys have expressed a similar concern, filing a motion to ''Strike the Government's Request to Close the Trial.''

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III rejected a similar motion filed last month and said at the time that he thought defense lawyers were being overdramatic in portraying the government as seeking to ''close the trial.''

In rare cases, courts have allowed the government to use what is called ''the silent witness rule,'' in which a jury sees certain evidence against the defendants that is never made available publicly.

Rosen and Weissman are accused of violating a rarely prosecuted World War I-era law that bars the receipt and disclosure of national defense information.

Wait a minute?? I thought Israel was the United States "only friend" in the Middle East. That's the way Israel, and especially it's propaganda machine, AIPAC, portrays itself. AIPAC excells in distorting information and buying US politicans. When AIPAC barks out a command, the Bush/Cheney mob jump to attention and ask: "What Middle Eastern country do you want the US Marines to invade next? Yes, Sir, No problem, we're here to service AIPAC's needs."

If Israel is such a "good friend" of the US, then why are Israeli spies caught in America on a consistent and regular basis?

Israel likes to proclaim that it is the only friend of the US in the Middle East. Funny, but i can't help but to think that before Israel existed, the US had no enemies in the Middle East.


US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi was lied to by Israeli PM Olmert about his alleged "peace" offer to Syria The only "peace" Israel wants is: a piece of Jordan; a piece of Syria; a piece of Saudi Arabia; a piece of Iraq and a piece of Lebanon.
How can the most vicious, war mongering nation on the earth--Israel--truly know anything about peace?

Israel doesn't want peace

By Gideon Levy

The moment of truth has arrived, and it has to be said: Israel does not want peace. The arsenal of excuses has run out, and the chorus of Israeli rejection already rings hollow. Until recently, it was still possible to accept the Israeli refrain that "there is no partner" for peace and that "the time isn't right" to deal with our enemies. Today, the new reality before our eyes leaves no room for doubt and the tired refrain that "Israel supports peace" has been left shattered.

It's hard to determine when the breaking point occurred. Was it the absolute dismissal of the Saudi initiative? The refusal to acknowledge the Syrian initiative? Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's annual Passover interviews? The revulsion at the statements made by Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, in Damascus, alleging that Israel was ready to renew peace talks with Syria?

Sunday, April 8, 2007



The besieging of Palestinian cities and villages and the continuous increase of settlements buildings are other manifestations of ethnic cleansing. There are 600 checkpoints and only 24 of them are between Israel and Palestine; the rest are inside the Palestinian occupied land.
Then there is the wall which is 650 kilometres long and the green line which is only 315 kilometres long. The wall or the barrier takes 53% of Palestinian water resources. The cost of water for the Palestinians is four times higher than in the illegal Israeli settlements even though settlers consume 600 CM while Palestinians consume only 140 CM. East Jerusalem, the occupied part of the city, represents 45% of the Palestinian economy. In 1975 the Israeli High Court ruled that no one can live in the old city except Jews. And there are hundreds of other examples of the brutality of the occupation……

If you think America is the land of free speech and freedom of the press, think again. In America, we only are allowed to speak and publish freely if we become an echo chamber for FAUX News and White House talking points. If not, we rarely get the truth past the AIPAC censors. See link below for a case in point.
And Jehovah forbid if someone actually tries to have a sensible and reasonable conversation about Israel occupying Palestine.
No one is safe from the AIPAC funded propaganda machine that will viciously attack anyone who dares to speak the truth.
Even former President Jimmy Carter, when he describe the apartheid that Israel practices against Palestinians.

Israel helped sell the US the illegal and immoral war against Iraq. Now, they want the US to bomb Iran back to the Stone Age.
And while the world is watching the "Shock and Awe" in both Iraq and soon, Iran, the IOF will invade--again--the West Bank and the Gaza strip.
The IOF will brutally murder anyone in their sights, but their favorite targets are women and children. They're too cowardly to go up against a real army, like Hezbollah, who kicked their ass last Summer.
Nope, for the real fighting, they tell their favorite bitch, the US Military, to invade or bomb this nation or that country.

All the while continuing with the massive amount of lies, deceit and manipulation necessary to carry off the wars.

Israel needs to learn to live in peace with its neighbors and if it can not, then it's time to isolate and cut off funding to that nation of cowards and bullies.

The United States of Israel needs to vanish from the pages of time.


Americans offered 'aggressive patrols' in Iranian airspace

Ewen MacAskill, Julian Borger, Michael Howard and John Hooper
Saturday April 7, 2007
The Guardian

The US offered to take military action on behalf of the 15 British sailors and marines held by Iran, including buzzing Iranian Revolutionary Guard positions with warplanes, the Guardian has learned.
In the first few days after the captives were seized and British diplomats were getting no news from Tehran on their whereabouts, Pentagon officials asked their British counterparts: what do you want us to do? They offered a series of military options, a list which remains top secret given the mounting risk of war between the US and Iran. But one of the options was for US combat aircraft to mount aggressive patrols over Iranian Revolutionary Guard bases in Iran, to underline the seriousness of the situation.,,2051971,00.html

Sounds like the Madness of King George is still a threat to civilized peoples everywhere. Even more so if you live in the Middle East. Nothing will stop this power hungry, murderous psychopath from starting an air war against Iran.
The Bush/Cheney mob will dig into its well used bag of dirty tricks and use some type of false-flag op against Iran, then claim, with righteous indignation, that "Iran hit us first." Not unlike some punk bully who likes to throw his weight around.

To help with this heinous deed, Bush will probably call on his old buddies in Israel's MOSSAD, who are well versed at murdering people, then adroitly placing the blame elsewhere to further Israel's ends.

Friday, April 6, 2007


Questions Linger About Bushes and BCCI

Analysis by Lucy Komisar*

04/05/07 -- -- NEW YORK, Apr 4 (IPS) - Now that the U.S. Congress is investigating the truth of President George W. Bush's statements about the Iraq war, they might look into one of his most startling assertions: that there was a link between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.

Critics dismissed that as an invention. They were wrong. There was a link, but not the one Bush was selling. The link between Hussein and Bin Laden was their banker, BCCI. But the link went beyond the dictator and the jihadist -- it passed through Saudi Arabia and stretched all the way to George W. Bush and his father.

BCCI was the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, a dirty offshore bank that then-president Ronald Reagan's Central Intelligence Agency used to run guns to Hussein, finance Osama bin Laden, move money in the illegal Iran-Contra operation and carry out other "agency" black ops. The Bushes also benefited privately; one of the bank's largest Saudi investors helped bail out George W. Bush's troubled oil investments.

Sounds like Little Georgie is following in the footsteps of his father, Bush the Elder, who helped cover-up the huge Savings & Loan scandal that soaked the American taxpayers for nearly 500 billion dollars, some of which made into the Bush family fortune.
And following his grandaddy, who helped finance the rise of Hitler. The Bush family also profited off the misery caused by WW II, since investing in Hitler's war machine was lucrative. So lucrative that the FBI had to finally close down his Union Banking Corporation for its extensive dealings with the Nazi's during WW II.

Thursday, April 5, 2007


If you flip over the rock of American foreign
policy of the past century, this is what crawls out ...
invasions ... bombings ... overthrowing
governments ... suppressing movements
for social change ... assassinating
political leaders ... perverting
elections ... manipulating labor unions ...
manufacturing "news" ... death squads ...
torture ... biological warfare ...
depleted uranium ... drug trafficking ...
mercenaries ...
From : Killing Hope: US Military and CIA
Interventions Since World War II.
by William Blum Well worth checking out.

There will be no peace anywhere in the world until the world's most notorious terrorist organization, the CIA, is shut down and any and all of the guilty parties indicted on charges for their criminal behavior.

More 9/11 Questions

Regarding the video that magically appeared last Fall showing the "alleged" 9/11 hijackers, several questions arise.

1. The original video was aired by the London Sunday Times, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch is a darling of the neocons and right-wing radicals in the Republican Party. The video itself was captured FIVE years ago.
So, how long has Murdoch sat on this tape? Isn't it a huge coincidence that the video surfaced the same weekend the Rep. Foley child pedophile scandal and Bob Woodward's newest book, "State of Denial" both hit the mainstream media?

2. About the tape itself: We're supposed to believe that 9/11, a huge logistical affair and an intelligence nightmare that was pulled off with military precision by the men on the tape, were astute and smart enough to be part of that operation, but were too dumb to know how to properly operate a video recorder so that voices would be recorded? Remember, these same guys were able to hijack several of the largest civilian airliners in the world and fly and operate them with ease, but they couldn't figure out how to make a video tape with sound?

So, which one is it? Are/were these guys the criminal masterminds everyone has been taught to believe or just a couple of dummies?
You can't have it both ways.

3. Why can't even State Department linguistics figure out what the men on the tape are saying? Something's rotten here and i hope to heck there are enough savvy journalists around to dig up the real story.

Again, anytime the truth gets out about the misdeeds and criminal behavior of the Bush/Cheney cabal, another piece of so-called "evidence" about 9/11 just manages to appear out of thin air.
Some might say that is being paranoid, i say it's just a good propaganda machine that the White House has built and maintained that does an excellent job of always changing the focus of real news into their perception of reality.


I know, nothing much new here to learn--again--that Israeli's have been training death squads.

What's particularly odious about this fact is that they helped Pablo Escobar become the world's largest cocaine dealer at the same time the USA was/is engaged in the so-called "War on Drugs."

Considering that Columbia is a right-wing military supported government and that these Israeli's managed to piss off that government enough to make them issue arrest warrants and you've realize that these hired guns really stepped in big pile.

Israel is fond of saying that it is the United States only friend in the Middle East. Funny, but i can't help but to think that before Israel came into existence, the United States had no enemies in the Middle East.

Colombia seeks Israelis accused of training death squads

By The Associated Press

Interpol issued an international arrest warrant Tuesday for three Israelis accused of training private armies of Colombian drug cartels and right-wing death squads.

Yair Klein, Melnik Ferri and Tzedaka Abraham were being sought on charges of criminal conspiracy and instruction in terrorism and face nearly 11 years in prison if convicted, a spokesman for Colombia's domestic intelligence agency said, speaking on the condition that he not be identified.

The men are accused of helping set up training camps to teach private armies working for drug lords Pablo Escobar and Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha about explosives, car bombs and high-profile killings. The armies later morphed into Colombia's right-wing death squads.

Klein, a former lieutenant colonel in the Israeli army, appeared in a 1998 video used to train far-right squads. In 1991, he was convicted and fined US$13,400 (10,030) by an Israeli court for selling arms to Colombia's illegal groups.

Klein also spent 16 months in a Sierra Leon prison for his role in a guns for blood diamonds deal.

In an interview with Caracol television conducted in Israel and broadcast in March, Klein denied ever working with the cocaine cartels, but confirmed that he did instruct the far-right death squads in how to eliminate the leftist insurgency.

He said he was originally hired - with the Colombian Ministry of Defense's blessing - to organize security for the banana industry in the northern region of Uraba.

Many of his students went on to carry out some of Colombia's most brutal massacres.

Klein said, however, that, They were not trained to kill, only trained to defend themselves. Headed by Escobar, the Medellin cartel pioneered the use of unrestrained violence in its dealings with enemies and allies alike.

As Escobar fought against the threat of extradition, he declared war on Colombia, bringing down air planes, blowing up police headquarters and offering his army of assassins a set rate for the killing of policemen.
Escobar was finally shot down by police in his hometown of Medellin in 1993. Rodriguez Gacha was killed by police in 1989.

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