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Posted 23 August 2018 - 08:15 AM

false accusation to justify illegal invasion 
 
 
 
 
August 23, 2018
 
 
 
 
Salisbury Version prepares the world to accept Syria Version 
 
Syria Version has yet to come 
 
Chemical weapons used on civilians is a horror that must be prevented by invasion 
 
Jewish America are the self-appointed invaders
 

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 08:27 AM

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 09:24 AM

Sometimes things are just too obvious for everybody to see 
 
There are more Jews in New York than anywhere else in the USA
 
There are more Jews in the USA than in Israel 
 
There are more Jews in the USA than anywhere else on planet Earth
 
Big Jew does not sanction Little Jew
 
Little Jew can do whatever it likes 
 
Countries that say bad things about Little Jew get sanctioned by Big Jew 
 
 

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 09:41 AM

Big Jew does not sanction Little Jew
 
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Posted 23 August 2018 - 09:44 AM

 

Big Jew does not sanction Little Jew
 
Little Jew can do whatever it likes 

 

 

An Incomplete List of Israel's Violations of Human Rights
 
 
 
 
 
 
May 12, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
N.B. I haven't updated this list since 2013. Instead, follow my daily documentation of Israel's violation of human rights on Twitter and see the popular Israel and Palestine tags on my blog.
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Zionists-of all stripes, conservatives and liberals alike-often insist they "just don't get what Israel does wrong!" There's nothing wrong with Israel that isn't wrong with other countries, they insist. If it commits a crime that they acknowledge as problematic, or even bad, it's simply because no state is perfect. "Israel makes mistakes, just like any other country; its crimes aren't any worse," the idea often goes. If you're not Jewish and you criticize Israel, in this perspective, it's not because Israel is some kind of violent, anomalous rogue state, it's because you're "anti-Semitic"; if you are Jewish and you harshly criticize Israel, it's not because morally consistent human beings must do so, but because you are a so-called "self-hating Jew"-or so the ridiculous hegemonic myths go.
 
The fact of the matter is Israel is a leading violator of human rights-along with its closest ally, the U.S., which facilitates its crimes and affords it impunity. Israel habitually acts impetuously and unilaterally, with little to no international approval and support, often in complete violation of international law (once again, just like the U.S.). Israel is indisputably an apartheid state that has tortured the indigenous Palestinian population for three-quarters of a century.
 
It is absolutely critical to understand the following list in terms of Israel's modern crimes. Israel's crimes against humanity are nothing new. Since its earliest days-as Israeli historian Ilan Pappé so masterfully demonstrates in his 2006 magnum opus The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine-Israel has demonstrated, again and again, that human beings are mere tools in its quest for what Israeli scholar Oren Yiftachel calls an ethnocratic state, one built upon the skeletons of murdered indigenous peoples (yet again, like the U.S.).
 
Much of the ignorance surrounding these crimes (and the long history of these crimes) is rooted in the fact that the U.S. corporate media has very little (virtually nothing) bad to say about Israel. Israel is one of the U.S.' only allies. Criticizing it would defy U.S. interests abroad-and particularly in the Middle East, a region of enormous economic and strategic importance for U.S. economic and military interests. Criticizing it is therefore almost entirely off the corporate journalist's table, particularly egregious circumstances notwithstanding.
 
I hence decided to compile a non-comprehensive list of Israel's human rights violations, so I won't have to keep getting in the same argument again and again… and again and again and again.
 
A final note, for emphasis: Please don't think that this list is comprehensive. This is by no means, whatsoever a complete list. Not even close. It would be impossible to document all of Israel's crimes in one place; there are simply too many, and they multiply more rapidly than one could possibly document them.
 
Nevertheless, let us begin:
 
Starvation
 
- Business Insider: The Israeli Campaign To Starve Palestinians Into Submission Is A Crime
 
 … cruel, unnecessary, and vindictive military siege and naval blockade by the country of Israel.
 
The blockade is keeping out food and medicine, and makes the Palestinians prisoners in their own country. It needs to end. That's not just me talking: that's the take of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights and many human rights organizations. Hell, even the British think the blockade is a cruelty that needs to end.
 
British prime minister David Cameron has criticized the blockade, saying "Humanitarian goods and people must flow in both directions. Gaza cannot and must not be allowed to remain a prison camp."
 
 
This week, it will be Israeli ships, not Hamas ships, who intercept, board, and harass peace activists who are trying to bring food and medicine to the beleaguered Palestinians. …
 
The people of Gaza have the human right to receive humanitarian aid, and all Palestinian people have the right to live free from illegal occupation, settler colonialism, and violent state terrorism under Israel."
 
The worst part of all this nonsense? We now know, thanks to WikiLeaks and other hacktivist heroes, that Israel is purposefully keeping the Palestinian people in a state of abject misery. This isn't an accidental starvation of people; this is a planned regime of torture against the Palestinian people.
 
"As part of their overall embargo plan against Gaza, Israeli officials have confirmed to (U.S. embassy economic officers) on multiple occasions that they intend to keep the Gazan economy on the brink of collapse without quite pushing it over the edge," one of the leaked cables read.
 
Israel wanted the coastal territory's economy "functioning at the lowest level possible consistent with avoiding a humanitarian crisis", according to the Nov. 3, 2008 cable.
 
- Abu Dhabi's The National: "The starvation diet for Gaza shows the blockade will fall"
 
Six and a half years ago [in 2006], shortly after Hamas won the Palestinian national elections and took control of Gaza, a senior Israeli official described Israel's planned response. "The idea," he said, "is to put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger."
 
 
After a three-year legal battle by an Israeli human rights group, Gisha, Israel was forced to disclose its so-called "Red Lines" document. Drafted in early 2008, the defence ministry paper set forth proposals on how to treat Hamas-ruled Gaza.
 
Health officials provided calculations of the minimum number of calories needed by Gaza's 1.5 million inhabitants to avoid malnutrition. Those figures were then translated into truckloads of food Israel was supposed to allow in each day.
 
The Israeli media has tried to present these chilling discussions, held in secret, in the best light possible. Even the liberal Haaretz newspaper euphemistically described this extreme form of calorie-counting as designed to "make sure Gaza didn't starve".
 
But a rather different picture emerges as one reads the fine print. While the health ministry determined that Gazans needed a daily average of 2,279 calories each to avoid malnutrition - requiring 170 lorries a day - military officials then found a host of pretexts to whittle the number down to a fraction of the original figure.
 
The reality was that, in this period, an average of only 67 lorries - much less than half of the minimum requirement - entered Gaza daily. This compared to more than 400 lorries before the blockade began.
 
It does not need an expert to conclude that the consequence of this Weisglass-style "diet" would be widespread malnutrition, especially among children. And that is what happened, as a leaked report from the International Committee of the Red Cross found in 2008: "Chronic malnutrition is on a steadily rising trend and micronutrient deficiencies are of great concern."
 
 
There can be little doubt that the diet devised for Gaza - much like Israel's blockade in general - was intended as a form of collective punishment, one directed at every man, woman and child. According to the Israeli defence ministry, "economic warfare" would create a political crisis leading to the overthrow of Hamas.
 
Earlier, when Israel carried out its 2005 disengagement, it presented the withdrawal as marking the end of Gaza's occupation. But the "Red Lines" formula indicates quite the opposite: that in reality Israeli officials intensified their control, managing the lives of Gaza's inhabitants in almost-microscopic detail.
 
Who can doubt - given the experiences of Gaza over the past few years - that there exist in the Israeli military's archives still-classified documents setting out other experiments in social engineering? Will future historians discover that Israel also pondered the fewest hours of electricity needed by Gazans to survive, or the minimum amount of water, or the smallest living space per family, or the highest feasible levels of unemployment?
 
Such formulas may be behind the decisions to bomb Gaza's only power station in 2006; the refusal to approve a desalination plant, even though the Strip's underground water supply is threatened; the declaration of large swathes of farmland as no-go areas, forcing the rural population into overcrowded cities and refugee camps; and the continuing blockade on exports, destroying Gaza's business community and ensuring the population remains dependent on aid.
 
It is precisely these policies that led the United Nations to warn in August that Gaza would be "uninhabitable" by 2020.
 
In fact, the rationale for the Red Lines document and other measures can be found in an Israeli military strategy that reached its peak in Operation Cast Lead, the attack on Gaza in winter 2008-09.
 
 
This "security concept", as the Israeli army termed it, involves the wholesale destruction of a community's infrastructure to immerse it so deeply in the problems of survival and reconstruction that other concerns, including fighting back or resisting occupation, are no longer practicable.
 
On the first day of the Gaza offensive, Yoav Galant, the commander in charge, explained the aim succinctly: it was to "send Gaza decades into the past". Seen in this context, Mr Weisglass' diet can be understood as just one more refinement of the Dahiya doctrine: a society refashioned to accept its subjugation through a combination of violence, poverty, malnutrition and a permanent struggle over limited resources.
 
- Democracy Now!: "Document: Israel Calculated Number of Calories Needed by Gazans"
 
A newly released document shows Israel calculated the precise number of calories that residents of the Gaza Strip would need to eat in order to avoid malnutrition during a strict Israeli blockade that lasted until 2010. An Israeli military spokesperson said Wednesday a mathematical formula was created to avoid a humanitarian crisis, but denied it was used to restrict food into Gaza.
 
- Juan Cole, on AlterNet: "Israeli Government Consciously Planned to Keep Palestinians "on a Diet", Controlling Their Food Supply, Damning Document Reveals"
 
An Israeli human rights organization, Gisha, sued in Israeli courts to force the release of a planning document for 'putting the Palestinians on a diet' without risking the bad press of mass starvation, and the courts concurred. The document, produced by the Israeli army, appears to be a calculation of how to make sure, despite the Israeli blockade, that Palestinians got an average of 2279 calories a day, the basic need. But by planning on limiting the calories in that way, the Israeli military was actually plotting to keep Palestinians in Gaza (half of them children) permanently on the brink of malnutrition, what health professionals call "food insecurity". And, it was foreseeable that sometimes they would slip into malnutrition, since not as many trucks were always let in every day as the Israeli army recommended (106 were recommended, but it was often less in the period 2007-2010).
 
 
The food blockade had real effects. About ten percent of Palestinian children in Gaza under 5 have had their growth stunted by malnutrition.A recent report [pdf] by Save the Children and Medical Aid for Palestinians found that, in addition, anemia is widespread, affecting over two-thirds of infants, 58.6 percent of schoolchildren, and over a third of pregnant mothers.
 
 
Although, under international pressure, the Israeli government eased its blockade slightly in 2010, and foodstuffs are no longer interdicted, it still limits imports into Gaza, and its wide-ranging ban on exports has thrown Palestinians into unemployment at Depression levels, imperiling their ability to afford food even when it is available.A UN Report out last month predicts that if Israel does not change its policies toward Gaza, the strip will be uninhabitable by 2020, when the population will likely be 2.1 million (think Houston). The deterioration of the water, and the sharp downward mobility of the Palestinians, are only some of the problems the territory will face.
 
Note that the Israeli government did not voluntarily cease its policy of keeping Palestinians on a diet in 2010. It was forced to by Turkish and European aid activists, and 9 people, one an American citizen, were martyred for this change when Israeli commandos illegally boarded a civilian, unarmed ship in international waters and shot it up.
 
 
Aljazeera English has a video report, valuable because unlike CNN or other Western cable news channels, it actually interviews the Palestinians affected.
 
It is precisely because the Israeli blockade of Palestinian non-combatants in Gaza is considered creepy and evil not just by me but by any ethical person that a number of European members of parliament have boarded the aid ship Estelle, and will make another attempt to deliver food and other aid to Gaza, despite Israeli threats.
 
The blockade has medical as well as nutritional bad effects. Palestinians in Gaza have to get Israeli permission (!) to leave the strip for medical care. Palestinian hospitals, having been starved of funds and materiel by Israel, are dilapidated. A study published this month in The Lancet found that 10% of such requests were delayed or rejected by Israeli authorities (the rejection or delay rate for the Palestinian territories over all is nearly a fifth). Israel's delays murdered 6 Palestinians in Gaza last year, as surely as though they had been taken out and shot twice behind the ear. How would you like to have to apply to an arbitrary foreign government for permission to go next door to a neighboring country for medical care?
 
The [pdf] Lancet article says,
 
"In 2011, 1082 (10%) of 10,560 applicants in the Gaza Strip had their access permits denied or delayed, with no reason given, and 197 (2%) were called for security interview. Patients aged 18-40 years had the highest rate of denied or delayed permits. Tracer interviews with Gazan families of patients who had their permits denied or delayed showed that six patients died while waiting for the permits."
 
The Gaza Strip is a small expanse of land on the coast of the Mediterranean to Israel's southeast, which also borders on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Some 40% of its 1.7 million people are victims of Israel's 1948 ethnic cleansing campaign, and many, having been chased off their farms and out of their homes by the military forces of the Yishuv (the Jewish settler community in British Mandate Palestine), still live, or their descendants do, in refugee camps. The territory was captured by Israel in 1967, and until 2005 Israelis were actually encouraged to colonize it. The Kadima government gave up on that enterprise, but did not let its Palestinian people go.
 
In January of 2006, Hamas won the elections for the Palestine Authority (it had been allowed to run at the insistence of Bush, who, however, backed down in a cowardly way from 'democratization' when the Israelis insisted that the outcome was unacceptable). The Bush administration and the Israeli government connived in staging a coup by Fateh in the West Bank. The coup failed in Gaza, where the elected Hamas government retained control.
 
From 2007, Israel imposed a blockade on the exports and imports of the Palestinians of the Gaza Strip. It vastly limited the number of trucks that were allowed in from Israel and disallowed most exports. Dov Weinglass, an aide to then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, announced that the Palestinians would be 'put on a diet.' That is, the Israeli government had decided to wage economic and nutritional warfare against the Palestinians.
 
Obviously, allowing them to become malnourished would raise an outcry even in an international community that typically allows Israel's settler colonialism to get away with murder toward the Palestinians. So the policy was to keep the Palestinians "food insecure." That is, they wouldn't be starved, but they'd be one step away from starving - if they lost a source of income, for instance.
 
Wikileaks revealed a US embassy cable that confirmed, "As part of their overall embargo plan against Gaza, Israeli officials have confirmed to [U.S. embassy economic officers] on multiple occasions that they intend to keep the Gazan economy on the brink of collapse without quite pushing it over the edge…"
 
 Discrimination against migrants and refugees
 
- In "Israel Begins Rounding Up and Interning Africans," The African Globe notes Israel is deporting African migrants,  deeming them "a threat to the Jewish character of the state."
 
The Israeli government wants to get rid of "60,000 African migrants, whose numbers are seen by many Israelis as a law and order issue and even a threat to the long-term viability of the Jewish state," according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
 
- The African Refugee Development Center (ARDC) keeps greatly details racist crimes committed against African refugees in Israel.
 
On 30 January 2012, ARDC submitted a report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
 
This report demonstrates that Israel continues to ignore its international obligations towards asylum seekers and refugees and that various laws, policies and practices are racially discriminatory at their basis against this vulnerable population.
 
ARDC documents, among other things, how Israel maintains its harsh policy of detention; tolerates segregation in the education system in Eilat; tacitly condones discriminatory edicts by state-employed rabbis; allocates temporary group protection to over 90 percent of the asylum seekers who arrive; and has reluctantly granted refugee status to only 140 individuals.
 
The root of this discrimination stems from the tension created by Israel's sensitive political-demographic status as a Jewish state. Several of Israel's high-ranking politicians have demonstrated an apparent lack of commitment in protecting the human rights of asylum seekers and eliminating racial discrimination. The coalition government, elected in 2009, is dominated by ethno-religious and extreme right wing parties and key positions are held by politicians openly hostile to asylum seekers.
 
Racially discriminatory, provocative and even inciteful language by influential public figures-wholly adopted by the mainstream media-is at least partially responsible for generating a community-wide backlash against the asylum seekers. The rise of this community hatred, partly fueled Members of the Knesset and councilors, towards the new population is closely recorded in this report.
 
The report consist of two parts: the written report (available below) and the 55 minute video documentary (subtitled in Hebrew) that appears below.
 
- "Shocking Decline in Ethiopian Israeli Birthrate," The Jewish Daily Forward, Renee Ghert-Zand, 10 December 2012
 
Israel is forcing Ethiopian women to take a contraceptive injection, to suppress the Ethiopian birthrate. The title of this article is misleading; this crime legally constitutes a form of genocide.
 
The birthrate among Ethiopians in Israel decreased by a dramatic 50% in the last decade, and Israeli journalist Gal Gabai wanted to know why. She investigated the issue for "Vacuum," her documentary series on Israeli Educational Television, and she discovered some things that left her very uncomfortable - and will surely leave others equally so.
 
Educational Television posted Gabai's 25-minute report, titled "Where did the children disappear to?" on YouTube on December 6, two days before it was scheduled to air on channel 23.
 
In her attempt to find out what the story was behind the shocking statistic, Gabai interviewed Ethiopian women immigrants and learned from them that they were given Depo-Provera (a contraceptive injection containing the hormone progestin administered once every three months) against their will. While some did not understand what the shots were for, others felt pressured into taking them in response to alleged threats that they would otherwise not be allowed to immigrate to Israel. The shots began in the refugee camps in Gondar, continued in the transition camps in Addis Ababa, and continued on after their arrivals in Israel. According to the women's testimony, this continuity appears to have been a coordinated effort between the medical staff at the clinics in Ethiopia run by the JDC and doctors in Israeli hospitals and clinics.
 
The women, it seems, were never given proper family planning counseling outlining the various birth control methods, nor were they given the chance to choose the one with which they felt most comfortable. What were they given? The clear message that life would be very hard for them if they were to have large families in Israel.
 
Demolition of homes
 
- Israel demolishes the homes of innocent Palestinians with tractors.
 
Here's a video: As distraught villagers watch, Israel destroys homes with Caterpillar, Hyundai equipment
 
Unnecessarily violent retaliation against Palestinians
 
"Israeli minister vows Palestinian 'holocaust'," The Telegraph, Tim Butcher, 29 February 2008
 
In Feburary 2008, a senior Israeli politician told Palestinians firing rockets from Gaza, in response to Israeli provocation, would be punished with a "bigger holocaust" from Israeli armed forces. "Israeli minister vows Palestinian 'holocaust'"
 
The tit-for-tat exchanges between militants firing rockets from Gaza and the Israeli armed forces trying to hit them and their commanders continued, with the Palestinian death toll reaching 31 since Wednesday. One Israeli has been killed in that period.
 
31-to-1 death toll. A typical ratio when Israel attacks Palestinians.
 
Even in armed conflicts (almost invariably started by Israel), the death disparity is amazing.
 
- In "Operation Pillar of Cloud":
 
1 Israeli soldier & 4 Israeli civilians killed.
 
1404 Palestinians injured & 174 Gazans killed.
 
In speaking of the massacre, Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai quite revealingly insisted "The goal is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages."
 
Palestinian & Israeli Deaths: Timeline of violence from September 2000 - 2013
 
Palestinian & Israeli Deaths: Timeline of violence from September 2000 - 2013
 
Regularly killing unarmed civilians
 
- "Palestinian deaths raise concern over Israeli army use of live fire," The Guardian, Harriet Sherwood, 27 January 2013
 
From 1-27 January, Israel had already killed at least 7 unarmed young Palestinians.
 
- "Palestinian Demonstrator Shot by Israeli Troops Dies from Wounds," Democracy Now!, 8 March 2013
 
A Palestinian demonstrator shot by Israeli forces last month has died of his wounds. Twenty-two-year-old Mohammed Asfour was taking part in West Bank protests over the death of Arafat Jaradat, a Palestinian prisoner who died in Israeli custody. The Israeli government claims Jaradat died of a heart attack, but Palestinians say he succumbed to wounds sustained during a brutal torture. Asfour died from wounds sustained when Israeli troops shot him in the head with a rubber-coated bullet.
 
Racism
 
- "Israel's Land Injustice Perpetuated by a Racist Discourse,"
 
Great 7-minute segment from The Real News
 
Killing unborn children at checkpoints
 
- "Born at Qalandia Checkpoint," Visualizing Palestine
 
Forced Palestinian births at Israeli checkpoints: 67 from 2000-2005; 36 babies DIED
 
Forced Palestinian births at Israeli checkpoints: 67 from 2000-2005; 36 babies DIED
 
Arresting and torturing children
 
- "Israel arrests 700 Palestinian children every year and tortures 90% of them," Middle East Monitor, 19 July 2012
 
- "Israel subjects Palestinian minors to solitary confinement," Middle East Children's Alliance, 17 April 2013
 
Evidence collected by Defence for Children International Palestine since January 2013 suggests that Israeli authorities increasingly subject Palestinian teenagers to solitary confinement for interrogation purposes.
 
Since January 2013 [until April 2013], Israeli authorities have held at least seven Palestinian youths, ages 16 to 17, in solitary confinement for periods ranging from 2 to 21 days, according to DCI-Palestine research. This amounts to one-third of the number of solitary confinement cases documented by DCI-Palestine in 2012, during which a total of 21 Palestinian youths, ages 14-17, were held in solitary confinement for anywhere from 4 to 29 days.
 
"Israeli interrogators isolate Palestinian kids in a small, filthy cell and shuffle them back and forth to interrogation over a period of several days, where they are pressured and coerced into providing a confession," said Ayed Abu Eqtaish, Accountability Program director at DCI-Palestine. "Israeli authorities must ban the use of solitary confinement for anyone under 18, no matter what the alleged conduct."
 
Since 2008, DCI-Palestine has documented 66 cases of solitary confinement used on Palestinian children. In the overwhelming majority of cases, children are held in solitary confinement while being subjected to repeated and prolonged interrogations, with the apparent purpose of obtaining a confession. During these interrogations, children report being forced to sit in a low metal chair secured to the floor of the room, with their hands and feet cuffed to the chair, often for several hours.
 
 
The detrimental psychological and physical effects of detaining persons in solitary confinement are well documented and include panic attacks, fear of impending death, depression, social withdrawal, a sense of hopelessness, unprovoked anger, short attention span, disorientation, paranoia, psychotic episodes, self-mutilation, and attempted suicide.
 
For these reasons, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Méndez called for a complete ban on the use of solitary confinement for children in a report submitted to the UN General Assembly in 2011. He concluded that the use of solitary confinement "can amount to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, during pretrial detention, indefinitely or for a prolonged period, for persons with mental disabilities or juveniles."
 
- Defense for Children International - Palestine, "Case Summaries 2013-2014," Conclusion: Israel arrests, sometimes tortures, children
 
- Video of a 13-year-old white phosphorus victim in Gaza, whose sister, grandfather, and cousin were all murdered in an Israeli bomb attack on 14 January 2009. Five days later his wounds still will not heal. (CAUTION: GRAPHIC; this boy's skin has melted off of his muscles)
 
- "UNICEF: Israel Abusing Detained Palestinian Children," Democracy Now!, 7 March 2013
 
The United Nations Children Fund, or UNICEF, is accusing Israel of systematically abusing Palestinian children in military custody. In a new report, UNICEF says Israeli forces have subjected detained Palestinian youths to "to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment" as defined by the U.N. Convention Against Torture. UNICEF special representative Jean Gough unveiled the report's findings.
 
Jean Gough:
 
We identified a pattern of ill-treatment when children are in military custody, and what we see is that this happens in the first 48 hours. Imagine a child sitting in front of an interrogator without sleeping. So that's very hard on the child, and that's difficult for him. So this is where we want to make the changes to make sure that that doesn't happen.
 
According to UNICEF figures, Israel arrests and interrogates around 700 Palestinian children aged 12 to 17 each year.
 
- "Video: As Obama lands Israeli soldiers violently arrest Palestinian 8-year-olds on their way to school," The Electronic Intifada, 20 March 2013
 
- "Israeli Police Raid Palestinian Protest Camp After Obama Leaves," Democracy Now!, 25 March 2013
 
- "Israelis Torturing Palestinian Children," The Electronic Intifada, Nora Barrows-Friedman, 10 April 2007
 
-  "Palestinian prisoner dies in Israeli custody," Al Jazeera, 24 Feb 2013
 
Innocent Palestinians regularly die in questioning.
 
Sexual Assault
 
Haaretz: "A Palestinian woman's reaction to sexual harassment lands her in jail"
 
[20-year-old Palestinian] Muntaha al-Khekh spent four weeks in in jail - some of it in isolation - for striking back after being sexually harassed by an Israeli policeman.
 
Segregation
 
- "West Bank and East Jerusalem buses are already segregated," Mya Guarnieri, +972 Magazine, 29 November 2012
 
Yes, the suggestion to segregate buses is disgusting. But it shouldn't overshadow the fact that, if we consider Israel/Palestine as one continuous territory under a system that privileges Jewish Israelis, there is already de facto bus segregation on the ground in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
 
-"Israel's Transportation Ministry mulling separate buses for Palestinians," Mairav Zonszein, +972 Magazine, 27 November, 2012
 
Bus lines created exclusively for Palestinians is another step in the fortification of the de facto system of segregation imposed by the Israeli government between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean.
 
- Former Israeli soldier, through the group Breaking the Silence, describes apartheid against Palestinians.
 
Draconian Crackdowns
 
- In just the month of March 2013, Israel detained 330 Palestinians, including 90 children, 6 women, 8 journalists, and 1 parliamentarian.
 
- "Israeli Troops Shoot Palestinian Journalist in Face for Filming Raid," April 2013, exemplifying the "Freedom of the Press" in this amazing "democracy."
 
Forced Poverty
 
- Over 750,000 Palestinians were displaced in 1948, the year Israel was founded. Israel denies them their right to return.
 
- Because of the brutal, U.S.-backed Israeli blockade, 800,000 people, or c. 2/3rds of Gaza, rely on U.N. aid in order to survive.
 
- "Israeli Property Theft is Nothing New" (it goes back to 1947, and even before)
 
*****
 
In the Oscar-nominated documentary The Gatekeepers, former heads of Israel's internal security agency, Shin Bet, denounce Israel's illegal, brutal occupation of Palestinian land, and even go so far as to compare Israel to Nazi Germany.
 
Even early Zionists, even Ben-Gurion, Israel's first Prime Minister, admitted they "are the aggressors."
 
Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister, on Palestine
 
(Related fact, Einstein, who was asked to be the first president of Israel, but denied it for various reasons, later rejected the state, because of its brutal ethnic cleansing policies.)
 
The funny thing is Israel doesn't even pretend that it cares about human rights. In January 2013, Israel "become the first country to boycott a U.N. Human Rights Council review of its record on human rights." "Israel Makes Landmark No-Show at U.N. Human Rights Council Session":
 
The acting president of the Human Rights Council convened the session in Geneva on Tuesday [29 January 2013], only to see that no Israeli representatives had shown up.
 
Remigiusz Henczel: "We were to convene this afternoon to proceed with the review of Israel; however, I see that the delegation of Israel is not in the room."
 
Israel severed contacts with the council last year after the body launched an investigation of illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.
 
It's about time that it admitted it doesn't care about human rights. Everyone in the world (except for Americans) already knew. It goes without saying that this was implicitly admitting guilt, and saying pretending is not even worth the time.
 
Meanwhile, nonetheless, "Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II," the 111 April 2014 Congressional Research Service "U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel" report noted.
 
Hegemony is expensive.
 
The United States gives $3.5 billion to Apartheid Israel every year, enough to feed half the world's hungry children.
 
And we are alone in this support for an apartheid state.
 
This is a map of the global community that voted for Palestinian statehood.
 
World map of votes for Palestinian statehood
 
And things are getting worse.
 
- "Noam Chomsky: The responsibility of privilege," Al Jazeera, 12 Jan 2013
 
As Chomsky notes,
 
[Obama's] telling Netanyahu and the other Israeli leaders: I'll tap you on the wrist but go ahead and do what you like . … So in fact, Obama is actually the first president who hasn't really imposed restrictions on Israel.
 
As Ali Abunimah most, ahem, eloquently puts it:
 
There's not a thing Israel has seriously wanted that Obama has not done with balls on from Palestine on a silver plate to starving Iranians.
 
Ali Abunimah
 
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@AliAbunimah
 
 There's not a thing Israel has seriously wanted that Obama has not done with balls on from Palestine on a silver plate to starving Iranians.
 
4:53 AM - Feb 6, 2013
 
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Meanwhile, "CNN doesn't count dead of Palestinian un-people."
 
Max Blumenthal
 
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@MaxBlumenthal
 
 CNN doesn't count dead of Palestinian un-people RT @CNNi Three Israelis killed by rockets as Israel pounds Gaza http://dlvr.it/2TsG7C 
 
10:03 AM - Nov 15, 2012
 
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As Leila Khaled says,
 
It's not a peace process. It's a political process where the balance of forces is for Israelis and not for us.
 
Many complain the Palestinian Authority has done "little to no economic development." And although there are serious criticisms to be made of the Palestinian Authority, we must look at the reasons for this lack of development: persistent sanctions, attack, torture, and terrorism from without, certainly not a dearth of effort from within.
 
A list of more of Israel's human rights violations here, right in the NYT: "Why Palestine Should Take Israel to Court in The Hague."
 
There are plethoric other examples.
 
As Chomsky notes,
 
[Obama's] telling Netanyahu and the other Israeli leaders: I'll tap you on the wrist but go ahead and do what you like …. So in fact, Obama is actually the first president who hasn't really imposed restrictions on Israel.
 
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Posted 23 August 2018 - 09:54 AM

Sometimes things are just too obvious for everybody to see 
 
There are more Jews in New York than anywhere else in the USA

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 10:00 AM

 

Sometimes things are just too obvious for everybody to see 
 
There are more Jews in New York than anywhere else in the USA

 

 

Billions in Taxpayer Money to Israel:
 
How the NYT Hides Unsavory Facts from View
 
 
 
20 September 2016.
 
 
 
Thanks to American taxpayers, Israel has been receiving $3.1 billion in direct military aid each year, and under a new agreement signed this week that amount is set to rise to $3.8 annually. This is a hefty package and major news, but The New York Times has been oddly reticent about it, running a story on page 6 of the print edition and without fanfare online.
 
This is not a new phenomenon at the Times. Over the past year, as the United States and Israel have negotiated a new 10-year memorandum of understanding concerning military aid, readers have seen few references to the topic, and even with the signing of a new agreement this week, the newspaper maintains its minimalist approach.
 
The article by Peter Baker and Julie Hirschfeld Davis gives few details of the deal, instead proving a great deal of space to the state of U.S.-Israeli relations. The story reports that the present aid package (signed in 2007 and due to expire next year) amounts to "about $3 billion a year" with additional funds of up to $500 million a year authorized by Congress for missile defense.
 
We also learn that Israel made some concessions in negotiations, that this week's deal is "the largest of its kind" and that Israel receives more U.S. money than any other country. But much is missing.
 
In fact, Israel gets more than half of all U.S. military aid ($3.1 billion out of a total of $5.9 billion), and Israel together with Egypt receives 75 percent of American foreign military assistance. Since the large allotment for Egypt is aimed at maintaining a non-threatening neighbor on Israel's border, this could also be counted as indirect aid to Israel.
 
In fact Israel has been receiving well over $3.1 billion. By a conservative estimate, the United States has been giving the country $3.7 billion in direct aid annually with funds for immigrants to Israel, grants for American hospitals and schools, "joint defense projects" with the Department of Defense, and an early disbursement of aid.
 
The last item on that list refers to a special arrangement: In contrast to other recipients, Israel receives all its funds from the United States in one lump sum within the first month of the fiscal year. The money is then transferred to a Federal Reserve Bank interest-bearing account, allowing Israel to accrue some $15 million annually in interest.
 
Then there are other perks, such as loan guarantees, "cash flow financing," and the right to purchase arms directly from companies rather than going through a Department of Defense review.
 
In addition, donations sent by Jewish and Christian groups to support settlements are tax-exempt. So every dollar donated to support the colonization of Palestinian land means the loss of at least 20 cents that should go into the U.S. treasury. This is an indirect subsidy to Israel that has cost American taxpayers an incalculable amount, at least some tens of millions of dollars.
 
The Times, however, has shown no interest in revealing the full extent of aid or of pursuing the arguments against pouring so much money into Israel. This week's story mentions criticism of the aid agreement not until about three quarters into the text, and then it is reduced to three bland paragraphs with quotes from the representative of an anti-occupation organization.
 
In fact, the opposition goes well beyond such groups. A member of Congress, Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN), has asked the State Department to investigate Israeli military units for possible violations of the Leahy Act, which prohibits the dispersal of U.S. funds to groups that violate human rights with impunity.
 
In 2012, 15 leaders of major religious organizations wrote to Congress asking that military aid be made contingent on compliance with American law. Other groups have sponsored billboards in various areas of the country highlighting the incredible largesse the United States provides for Israel.
 
Moreover, a poll of Americans taken in 2014 revealed that 60 percent believed the United States gives too much aid to Israel, and of that group 34 percent said it received "much too much." The percentage claiming that our aid package was excessive was even higher (65 percent) among Americans under 34.
 
Other commentators have noted that Israel is a wealthy country, with universal health care, and is less in need of help than American citizens who struggle to fund their schools, pay for prescription drugs and meet medical fees.
 
None of this debate appears in the Times, which seems determined to keep the subject well below the radar. Thus we find a lightweight story on the inside pages of the print edition, well behind a more prominent one about Syrian and Israeli skirmishes in the Golan Heights, and an uninformative one-minute video of the signing ceremony on the Middle East page.
 
Times readers are to remain ignorant of the full, unsavory story about U.S. aid to Israel. If the facts were fully reported, this might inspire unwelcome questions and pushback. Better to say as little as possible and allow Israel to keep collecting its yearly billions from American taxpayers.
 
 

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 10:08 AM

Salisbury Version prepares the world to accept Syria Version 
 
Syria Version has yet to come 

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 10:10 AM

 

Salisbury Version prepares the world to accept Syria Version 
 
Syria Version has yet to come 

 

 

False Flag: UN Confirmed Syrian Rebels, Not Assad, Were Using Sarin
 
 
 
 
 
April 9, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Obama and Trump have blood on their hands. Washington is lying to you about the chemical weapons attack in Syria, using it as "false flag".
 
Obama and Trump have blood on their hands. Washington and the mainstream media are lying to you about the chemical weapons attack in Syria, using it as "false flag" - a fake justification to wage an illegal war of aggression. 
 
In 2013 the United Nations issued a report confirming that Syrian opposition rebels (ISIS and Al-Qaeda, supported by Washington) "may have used chemical weapons against Syrian government forces."
 
At the same time, Assad's Syrian government called on the United Nations and international observers to come and inspect the sites in which it was found that the rebels had used chemical weapons, including sarin gas. This call was not answered.
 
The UN report from 2013 refutes Washington's allegations that the government of Bashar al-Assad was using chemical weapons against his own people. The history of chemical weapons usage in Syria lies solely with rebels.
 
Global Research reports: What the UN mission findings confirm is that the US sponsored opposition "rebels" largely composed of Al Qaeda affiliated groups, financed and supported by the Western military alliance were responsible for these 2013 chemical weapons attacks.
 
Moreover, as confirmed in an earlier report, the Al Qaeda rebels were being trained in the use of chemical weapons by specialists on contract to the Pentagon.
 
Washington (which supports the opposition rebels in the use of chemical weapons) rather than Damascus is responsible for extensive crimes against humanity.
 
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According to the United Nations 2013 mission led by Carla del Ponte:
 
"evidence from casualties and medical staff indicated that rebel forces in the civil war had used the deadly nerve agent sarin.
 
'Our investigators have been in neighbouring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals, and there are strong, concrete suspicions, but not yet incontrovertible proof, of the use of sarin gas,' said Del Ponte in an interview with Swiss-Italian television.
 
'This was use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities.'
 
Last night, the UN commission looking into allegations of war crimes in Syria tried to row back on the comments by its human rights investigator, pointing out that conclusive evidence had not been discovered.
 
However, the White House said it was likely that President Bashar al-Assad's regime, not the rebels, were behind any chemical weapons use. …
 
Sarin has been classed as a weapon of mass destruction due to its potency and is banned under international law.
 
US President Barack Obama has said that the use or deployment of chemical weapons in Syria would cross a 'red line' that could lead to foreign military intervention. …
 
The comments by Ms Del Ponte, a member of the U.N. panel probing alleged war crimes in Syria, contradict claims by Britain and the U.S. that intelligence reports showed Syrian soldiers had used chemical weapons.
 
She said that the United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria has not yet seen evidence of government forces having used chemical weapons, which are banned under international law. (See Daily Mail Online, May 6, 2013)

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 10:18 AM

Iraq:
 
Fleeing ISIS Forces Fired Toxic Chemicals
 
 
 
11 November 2016.
 
 
 
 
Three Attacks Cause Painful Burns in Qayyarah, South of Mosul
 
 
Forces of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) launched at least three chemical attacks on the Iraqi town of Qayyarah. The use of toxic chemicals as a means of warfare is a serious threat to civilians and combatants in and around the embattled city of Mosul and is a war crime.
 
The attacks hit the town of Qayyarah, 60 kilometers south of Mosul, in September and October after Iraqi government forces retook the town on August 25, 2016. The attacks caused painful burns to at least seven people consistent with exposure to low levels of a chemical warfare agent known as "vesicants," or blister agents, a chemical weapons expert told Human Rights Watch.
 
Remnant of a weapon that struck the town of Qayyarah on September 21, 2016 and photographed that day. The chemical agent inside has been diluted with water by local residents.
 
"ISIS attacks using toxic chemicals show a brutal disregard for human life and the laws of war," said Lama Fakih, deputy Middle East director. "As ISIS fighters flee, they have been repeatedly attacking and endangering the civilians they left behind, increasing concerns for residents of Mosul and other contested areas."
 
Iraqi and Kudistan Regional Government forces, supported by a United States-led coalition, have been moving up the Tigris River, retaking towns and villages from ISIS. The Qayyarah attacks preceded the military operations that began on October 17 to retake Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city.
 
At the time of the attacks, ISIS forces were holding positions between three and six kilometers north of the town. Fifteen Qayyarah residents told Human Rights Watch on October 31 that these were the first attacks of their kind in the area. They, as well as a staff member at the US embassy in Baghdad, said ISIS carried out the attacks. The residents based this on the fact that Iraqi forces were fully in control of the town of Qayyarah at the time, with ISIS carrying out attacks on the city, targeting military positions. They believed that ISIS was trying to force the town's population to flee toward them, based on reports that ISIS had tried to compel civilians to retreat with them in other areas, then target opposing forces entering the area. Human Rights Watch could not confirm this allegation.
 
Police and residents of Qayyarah remove a projectile containing toxic chemicals, without any protective equipment, from the garden of a family home in the town of Qayyarah on September 21, 2016. 
 
Media outlets reported that on September 20, ISIS launched projectiles containing chemicals to attack the Qayyarah West airbase, which was captured by Iraqi and coalition forces in July. Coalition spokespersons tweeted after that attack that laboratory testing had found "no Mustard Agent present" on the munitions fired at the airbase. But Qayyarish residents described to Human Rights Watch three attacks that caused injuries consistent with the use of chemical warfare agents.
 
In the first attack in Qayyarah itself, on September 21, a projectile landed in a family's garden, oozing a liquid that caused burns and blistering to two family members and two policemen who helped them remove it.
 
In an attack on October 6, a projectile struck in front of a café, near a motorbike that belonged to two fighters. The fighters rode away on their motorbike, but developed severe burns where the bike came in contact with their skin. Doctors first thought the injuries were caused by chlorine, but later determined they were caused by a blister agent. On October 10, a projectile landed in front of a refinery, and a worker who rode away on a motorbike that had been nearby developed similar burns and blistering.
 
An independent expert on the detection and effects of chemical warfare agents, Keith B. Ward, reviewed the video and photo evidence and accounts of those harmed in the attacks. He concluded that the characteristic "garlic" odor and the burning of the eyes, which one man described right after the attack in his garden; the subsequent reddening of the skin; and the delayed appearance of blisters on the skin of the seven injured men are consistent with exposure to low levels of a chemical warfare agent of the type known as "vesicants," or blister agents. Sulfur Mustard is a common type of blister agent and some pure or degraded form of this agent may have been present in the projectiles used in the three attacks investigated, Ward said. Victims could have been exposed to this agent directly at the time of the attack or by later contact with nearby objects contaminated with the blister agent. A more definitive identification of chemicals used in these attacks would require the analyses of soil and water samples collected by specialized teams near the attack sites and of tissue samples collected from the victims.
 
The initial skin burns as well as the blisters that usually follow within a day have been described as excruciatingly painful by those exposed to blister agents Ward said. In addition to these immediate effects, exposure to blister agents can have more long-term consequences. These include an increased occurrence of cancers of the respirarory system, chronic conjunctivitis, and several chronic skin conditions such as skin ulceration, scar formation, and cutaneous cancers.
 
Photo taken on November 3 of blisters on the leg of a victim formed after exposure to the chemical substance contained in projectiles fired on the town of Qayyarah on September 21, 2016. 
 
The use of blister agents or other toxic chemicals that produce similar effects in these attacks would violate the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention. The convention, which Iraq joined in 2009, prohibits the use by anyone under any circumstances of the toxic properties of chemicals to cause death or injury whether to combatants or civilians. Such use is a war crime under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the customary laws of war. The use of prohibited weapons with criminal intent, meaning deliberately or recklessly, is a war crime.
 
ISIS had previously used blister agents, including in an attack on areas held by armed opposition groups in Syria in August 2015, according to a United Nations-appointed investigative committee.
 
The Iraqi government should warn civilian populations of the use of chemical weapons, bar civilians from contaminated areas, and provide treatment or medical surveillance for victims, Human Rights Watch said. If it is not in a position to do so, it should seek international assistance and cooperation from other Chemical Weapons Convention member countries.
 
Since the Mosul operation began, Human Rights Watch has documented ISIS forcibly evacuating civilians under their control with its fighters, apparently to use them as "human shields." ISIS has also rounded up hundreds of men and executed those suspected of former links to the security forces.
 
"ISIS has sought to paint itself as protector of Sunni Arabs in Iraq, yet it is willing to use chemical weapons on them in their own homes," Fakih said.
 
Police of Qayyarah dumping the remnant of a projectile containing toxic chemicals, without any protective equipment, from the town's main road into the Tigris River on October 6, 2016. 
 
Garden Attack, September 21, 2016
 
Three members of a family living just off the main road running through Qayyarah told Human Rights Watch that at about noon on September 21, a projectile landed in their garden. It left a crater of about 2-by-2 meters, and a thick yellowish liquid oozed out that turned the garden soil black and yellow, accompanied by a strong odor. One of the sons, a student in his early 20s, said that once a local police arrived, he and his cousin helped two of them pull the projectile out of the ground:
 
While we were trying to get it out, my eyes started burning. There was a strong smell of something like garlic or rotten onions. We sprayed water on the [projectile], and some of that water then got on our hands and legs. After three hours I felt a burning sensation and intense pain in my legs and arms and my skin started to get red. The next  morning, blisters appeared on my leg.
 
Human Rights Watch researchers visited the strike site on October 31, and while there could smell the residual strong odor in the garden.
 
According to the son, the local health clinic sent him, his cousin, and the two policemen, who showed the same symptoms, to a hospital in Erbil. There doctors cleaned the burns and blisters and applied a cream containing sulfa, which is used to treat and prevent infections from second- and third-degree burns. He and his cousin said that they went home but the pain got worse so the next day they went to Tikrit and from there to Baghdad Medical City Hospital for treatment for several days. They did not know how the policemen fared.
 
Human Rights Watch researchers saw and photographed the mens' burns, still evident more than a month later. One man was burned on his upper right wrist, and the other had several blisters on his lower left leg. They provided photos of the wounds to the arms and left leg of one of the policemen. They also gave videos of the approximately 2-meter rocket-assisted projectile that struck their garden and the puddle of yellowish liquid that came out of it, as well as of the police arriving and removing the projectile.
 
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Posted 23 August 2018 - 10:23 AM

 

Big Jew does not sanction Little Jew
 
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Israel in Bed with Myanmar and Other Rogue States
 
 
 
 
 
October 27, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
One rogue state supports others - not at all surprising about Israel, terrorizing Palestinians ruthlessly, a daily assault on their rights and welfare.
 
Myanmar acts the same way against Rohingyas, slaughtering and ethnically cleansing them.
 
Despite a US/EU arms embargo on the country, banning "equipment which might be used for internal repression," Israel sells its regime advanced weapons, used for genocidal high crimes, minority Rohingya Muslims victimized by its ruthlessness.
 
Weapons sales include tanks, missiles, cannons, surveillance equipment, and high-speed Super-Dvora MK III patrol boats, among other items, valued at tens of millions of dollars. Part of the deal is training in Myanmar by Israeli weapons experts.
 
Last December, Israeli lawyers and human rights activists asked country's defense ministry to halt selling weapons to a regime, using them to terrorize its Rohingya population, adding:
 
"It is surprising that the state of Israel, while struggling for continued sanctions against Iran, has no qualms about ignoring the US and EU sanctions against (Myanmar) for the most severe crimes being committed there."
 
Israel's defense ministry lied, claiming arms sales to the country are "clearly diplomatic."
 
In 2015, Myanmar's armed forces chief General Min Aung Hlaing visited Israel on a mission to buy arms. Months before his visit, head of Israel's defense export department General Michel Ben Baruch traveled to Yangon, the nation's capital, to meet with its junta commanders.
 
Field-tested weapons against Palestinians are being sold to rogue state worldwide like Myanmar.
 
According to London-based International Crime Initiative director Penny Green, "(i)t's not at all surprising that the latest escalation in Myanmar's genocide of the Rohingya has not moved the Israeli state to cease its supply of weapons to Myanmar's military."
 
"Its own record of violence and terror against the Palestinian people of Gaza is clear enough evidence that the Israeli government is unmoved by ethical concerns and human rights."
 
On Sunday, Johathan Cook said human rights lawyer Eitay Mack petitioned Israeli courts multiple times to require its defense ministry to disclose its arms deals with Myanmar.
 
He hoped to "hasten war crimes investigations of the officials and contractors involved," said Cook.
 
"Many Western states sell arms, but what's unique about Israel is that, wherever war crimes and crimes against humanity are being committed, you find Israel is present," said Mack, adding:
 
"The companies selling the weapons, and the officials who quietly approve the trade, must be held accountable. Otherwise, why would this ever stop?"
 
Israeli collusion with other rogue states is longstanding. "…Israeli defense officials approve 99.8 percent of all requests for arms export licenses," Cook explained.
 
Israel arms and munitions are likely to show up in virtually any conflict zone, large caches found in Syria - delivered to ISIS, al-Nusra and other terrorists.
 
Cook cited Israeli genocide researcher Yair Auron, saying the country's arms sales to regimes like Myanmar are the equivalent of supplying them to Nazi Germany during the holocaust.
 
"These sales turn me and all Israelis into criminals, because they are sent in our name. We are abetting genocide," said Auron.
 
Cook quoted investigative journalist John Brown, saying Israel is a reliable arms supplier to nations unable to get them from America and Europe because of their horrific human rights record.
 
It's not an issue for Israel and it merchants of death and destruction.
 
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Posted 23 August 2018 - 10:30 AM

 

Salisbury Version prepares the world to accept Syria Version 
 
Syria Version has yet to come 

 

 

Reviving the 'Chemical Weapons' Lie: New US-UK Calls for Regime Change, Attack Against Syria
 
 
 
 
April 6, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Here it comes again. As the enemies of peace continue to pressure a new US President into deeper war commitments overseas, and as Washington's Deep State works relentlessly opposing Russian moves in Syria at every turn, the war drums have started again - beating harder than ever now, clamouring for a new US-led attack on Syria. This morning we saw the familiar theme emerge, and just in time to provide a convenient backdrop to this week's Brussels' 'Peace Talks' and conference on "Syria's Future".
 
The US-led 'Coalition' prepares to make its end-run into Syria to 'Retake Raqqa,' and impose its Safe Zones in order to partition Syria, more media demonization of the Syrian government appears to be needed by the West.
 
On cue, the multi-billion dollar US and UK media machines sprung into overdrive this morning over reports based primarily from their own 'activist' media outlets. Aleppo Media Center and others embedded in the Al Nusra-dominated terrorist stronghold of Idlib, Syria, alongside their media counterpart the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) funded by the UK and EU, are all now claiming that the Syrian and Russian Airforces have launched a chemical weapons airstrike killing civilians in Idlib.
 
In their report today entitled, "Syria conflict: 'Chemical attack' in Idlib kills 58", the BBC is also alleging in their report that Sarin gas was used.
 
The alleged "chemical airstrikes" are said to have taken place in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, about 50km south of the city of Idlib.
 
Predictably, the BBC and other similar reports by CNN, have triggered a wave of 'consensus condemnation' and indignation by the usual voices, the UN's Staffan de Mistura, Francois Hollande, and, of course, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who said that President Bashar al-Assad "would be guilty of a war crime" if it somehow be proven that his 'regime' was responsible.
 
"Bombing your own civilians with chemical weapons is unquestionably a war crime and they must be held to account," he said (reported by BBC). 
 
But is the mainstream media's version of events what actually happened?
 
The BBC claims in their article that,
 
"Opposition activists said Syrian government or Russian warplanes carried out the strikes."  
 
This claim should be checked against any Russian air sorties scheduled for the same period. As of this morning, Russia's defence ministry has stated that it had not carried out any air strikes the area.
 
The problem here is that the BBC and others are not only taking 'opposition activists' reports of a chemical attack at face value, they are also elevating claims that the Syrian and Russian airforces were then later hitting the medical clinics who were treating the survivors:
 
"Later, aircraft fired rockets at local clinics treating survivors, medics and activists said."
 
Expectedly, as with past claims of "chemical attacks," the notorious US-UK funded 'NGO', the White Helmets have already played a central role in scripting the narrative for this latest chemical attack.
 
As with so many other previous reports on Syria, the BBC, CNN and AP's reporting relies exclusively on "opposition activists" and "opposition media agencies," including the 'pro-opposition' Step News agency', the Edlib Media Center (EMC), and 'opposition journalists' like photographer Hussein Kayal, as well as an unnamed "AFP news agency journalist".
 
The unnamed "AFP journalist" is particularly interesting, as it seems to be the source of a key portion of the BBC's version of events:
 
"An AFP news agency journalist saw a young girl, a woman and two elderly people dead at a hospital, all with foam still visible around their mouths."
 
The journalist also reported that the same facility was hit by a rocket on Tuesday afternoon, bringing down rubble on top of doctors treating the injured."
 
However, as you read further down the BBC report, the story gets less certain, as the story becomes very loose:
 
"The source of the projectile was not clear, but the EMC and the opposition Local Co-ordination Committees (LCC) network said warplanes had targeted several clinics."
 
After their source the SOHR refused to say which "chemical" was supposedly dropped, the BBC quickly moved in to fill in the blanks by framing the story that the Syrian-Russian Airforces had launched a "Sarin Attack".
 
"The SOHR said it was unable to say what exactly was dropped. However, the EMC and LCC said it was believed to be the nerve agent Sarin, which is highly toxic and considered 20 times as deadly as cyanide."
 
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At no point in its reporting does the BBC ever express any skepticism that maybe their 'activist' sources could be providing false or misleading information. Ultimately, these reports can be used to trigger renewed calls by Western officials for military strikes against the 'Syrian Regime' - which was exactly what happened today after these news stories were circulated. Within a few hours after these reports circulated, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R, Illinois) came on CNN with Wolf Blitzer who asked Kinzinger point blank: What can be done to remove this regime? Kinzinger then replied by calling outright for US airstrikes to "Take out the Assad Regime in Syria", including "cratering their airstrips so no planes can take off" and creating a "No Fly Zone" over Syria.
 
These statements, as bombastic as they may sound, are serious and should not be taken casually. The problem is they are based on a series of lies. Of course, Kinzinger was followed on-air by John McCain protesting against US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's recent comments this week that, "The Syrian people should be able to choose their own (political) future" - effectively holding the overwhelming majority of Syrian in contempt for supporting their government.
 
CNN Senior Middle East correspondent Arwa Damon also chimed in with Blitzer from New York, and without any real evidence presented as to what has happened and who is to blame, she swiftly concluded that the Idlib "chemical attack" was the work of 'the regime' and that America cannot stand back idly and do nothing, and how this would show a "lack of humanity," 
 
The BBC does briefly mention an alternative report, but carefully tried to discredit it in the court of political opinion by labeling it as from "Pro-Government journalists," stated here:
 
"Pro-government journalists later cited military sources as saying there had been an explosion at an al-Qaeda chemical weapons factory in Khan Sheikhoun that was caused either by an air strike or an accident."
 
As expected, the UN affiliated chemical weapons watchdog, the OPCW, quickly announced they were "seriously concerned" about the alleged chemical attack, and that they were now "gathering and analysing information from all available sources". One hopes that this will entail more than just looking at 'activist' or White Helmets material being circulated on the US and western media.
 
Incredibly, Kinzinger also said on national TV with CNN that people should ignore any stories which DO NOT implicate the Syrian government waged chemical attacks against its own people in East Ghouta in 2013 - and that these should be dismissed as "fake news" put out by 'the Russians and the FSB.' By this statement, Kinzinger is essentially saying that award-winning American journalists Seymour Hersh and Robert Parry are akin to being Russian agents. In fact, Kinzinger is wrong and lying in his capacity as a high-ranking House Committee member.
 
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In 2013, the US and UK went on an all-out propaganda blitz to try and implicate the Syrian Government in advance of war votes in both Washington and London. The campaign failed. 
 
The following are links to a small sample of factual reports publicly available which clearly show that the alleged "Sarin Attack" in 2013 was in fact the work of western and Gulf-backed 'opposition rebels' (terrorists) and not the Assad government, and all of these reports have been more or less ignored by CNN, BBC and the entirety of the western mainstream media - because they do not fit into the western 'regime change' and US-led military intervention narrative:
 
Seymour M. Hersh
 
 
Peter Lee
 
 
C.J. Chivers
 
 
Alex Newman
 
 
Carla Del Ponte, UN Inspector 
 
 
Carmen Russell-Sluchansky
 
 
Swedish Doctors for Human Rights
 
 
Patrick Henningsen (2013 chlorine incident)
 
 
Robert Parry
 
 
More on the MIT study debunking West theory on Ghouta:
 
 
 
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Posted 23 August 2018 - 10:37 AM

 

Salisbury Version prepares the world to accept Syria Version 
 
Syria Version has yet to come 

 

 

Syria Accuses US, UK Of Supplying Toxic Agents to Terrorist Groups
 
 
 
 
August 16, 2017
 
 
 
 
The Syrian Foreign Ministry has accused the United Stated and Britain of supplying toxic chemical agents to terrorist groups operating in the war torn country.
 
On Wednesday the Syrian Foreign Ministry said that toxic agents found in Aleppo and Damascus were produced by one British and two American companies.
 
According to Syria's Deputy Foreign Minsiter Faisal Mekdad: "The special equipment found consisted of hand grenades and rounds for grenade launchers equipped with CS and CN toxic agents […] The chemical munitions were produced by the Federal Laboratories company in the US. The toxic agents were produced by Cherming Defence UK and NonLethal Technologies (US)"
 
Sputnik news reports: According to the deputy foreign minister, the poisonous substances were found in the storehouses of the militants in Aleppo and in the eastern suburbs of Damascus.
 
Mekdad noted that in accordance with Article 5 of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons, the use of toxic agents is permitted only to combat riots. It is prohibited to use them in warfare.
 
"So, we can say for sure that the US and UK as well as its allies in the region violate the Chemical Weapons Convention. They support terrorist organizations operating in Syria. They deliver to the militants not only armaments but also prohibited toxic agents," the deputy foreign minister added.
 
It is not the first time such reports emerge. According to Fars News Agency in May local sources and eyewitnesses reported that a group of White Helmets' activists accompanied by one of the Arab satellite channels arrived in the area near Idlib in Syria to shoot staged videos allegedly depicting consequences of a chemical attack.
 
Swedish Doctors for Human Rights (SWEDHR) non-governmental organization issued a report earlier in the year, stating that the "lifesaving" procedures shown in the videos published by the White Helmets are incorrect, fake and "ultimately performed on dead children."
 
On April 4, a chemical weapons incident in Syria's Idlib province claimed the lives of some 80 people and inflicted harm on an additional 200 civilians. The Syrian National Coalition of Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, as well as a number of Western states, accused the Syrian government troops of carrying out the attack, while Damascus refuted these allegations, with a Syrian army source telling Sputnik that the army did not possess chemical weapons.
 
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Posted 23 August 2018 - 10:41 AM

 

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UN Declares Israel As Having World's Worst Human Rights
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 April 2016.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Israel declared worst human rights violator by UN
 
The U.N.'s top human rights body has officially declared Israel as the world's worst human rights violator- beating Iran, North Korea, Russia and China for the number 1 spot. 
 
Foxnews.com reports:
 
The U.N. Human Rights Council wrapped up its latest session in Geneva on Friday, March 27 by adopting four resolutions condemning Israel.  That's four times more than any of the other 192 UN member states.
 
There were four resolutions on Israel. And one on North Korea - a country that is home to government policies of torture, starvation, enslavement, rape, disappearances, and murder - to name just some of its crimes against humanity.
 
Four resolutions on Israel. And one on Syria. Where the death toll of four years of war is 100,000 civilians, ten million people are displaced, and barrel bombs containing chemical agents like chlorine gas are back in action.
 
Four resolutions on Israel. And one on Iran. Where there is no rule of law, no free elections, no freedom of speech, corruption is endemic, protestors are jailed and tortured, religious minorities are persecuted, and pedophilia is state-run.  At last count, in 2012 Iranian courts ordered more than 30,000 girls ages 14 and under to be "married."
 
And what did that one resolution on Iran say? Co-sponsored by the United States, it was labelled a "short procedural text," consisting of just three operative paragraphs that contained not a single condemnation of Iran.
 
The Israel resolutions, on the other hand, were full of "demands," "condemns," "expresses grave concern," and "deplores" - along with orders to "cease immediately" a long list of alleged human rights violations.
 
Ninety percent of states - inhabited by 6.6 billion people - got no mention at all. Countries like China, Qatar, Russia, and Saudi Arabia.  For the UN, there was not one human rights violation worthy of mention by any of these human rights horror shows.
 
Why not? For starters, China, Qatar, Russia and Saudi Arabia are all members of the UN Human Rights Council. Actually protecting human rights is not a condition of being elected to the Council, and thereby transforming into a UN authority on what counts as a human rights violation.
 
As a result, what counts fast becomes unrecognizable. Subverting human rights principles for all turns out to be the other side of the coin from subverting human rights for Jews.
 
Thus at this session, "death to America" Iran sponsored a Council resolution called "Enhancement of international cooperation in the field of human rights." It was adopted by consensus - with U.S. blessing.
 
The Cubans successfully engineered a Council resolution on protecting "cultural rights" - minus free expression.
 
The Palestinians - whose unity government includes the terrorist group Hamas - co-sponsored the resolution "effects of terrorism on the enjoyment of human rights."
 
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation - representing states where converting to Christianity is subject to the death penalty - sponsored a resolution called "combating intolerance of persons based on religion or belief."
 
Playing at caring about human rights is the U.N. game. And no state does it better than Iran.
 
Iran's human rights record happened to come up at the March session in the context of what the Council calls a "universal periodic review" (UPR). Touted as its leading human rights innovation, the same process is applied to every state every four years.
 
That means Iran and Syria get treated the same way as, say, the United States and Canada.  At the end of the UPR, a report is summarily adopted containing a bunch of recommendations that the former cast of characters summarily dismiss.
 
It was suggested to Iran, for instance, that it stop peddling little girls as sex slaves for old men. The recommendation received this reply:  "in light of Islamic teachings, a person that has reached the age of maturity and is of sound mind has the possibility of marrying."
 
The Council created a human rights investigator on Iran, but Iran has never let him into the country.  Recommendations made to Iran during the UPR that it cooperate, were simply ignored.
 
On March 19, 2014, the U.S. representative mustered all her courage and countered with this: "we note with disappointment that Iran has not addressed the issue of allowing the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran to visit the country…"
 
There is an alternative conclusion. We note with disappointment that the United States legitimizes this travesty and empowers the real enemies of human rights.
 
 
 

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 02:37 PM

The legal right to enter Syria because of Syrian government invitation
 
 
 
 
Russian military                    YES
 
Iranian military                     YES
 
Chinese military                    YES
 
USrael                                  NO
 
NATO raiders                         NO
 
other armed FOREIGNERS      NO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 07:53 AM

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 09:50 AM

France Reportedly Mulls Mechanism to Assign Blame for Chemical Attacks
 
 
 
 
 
 
May 5, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Labels of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are seen iside a damaged house in Douma in Damascus, Syria April 23, 2018
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The reported proposal comes amid an alleged chemical attack in Syria's Douma, as well as a poisoning incident involving former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal.
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Western countries are considering a French proposal to establish a new mechanism involving the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) that will give the chemical weapons watchdog a mandate for identifying perpetrators behind chemical attacks, Reuters reported.
 
Currently, the organization only deals with determining whether such an attack has occurred, not with who was responsible for it.
 
A new mechanism is supposed to fill that gap, but French diplomats argue that the proposal is likely to be met with opposition from Russia and other countries.
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"On Syria everything is blocked at the U.N. Security Council and in general we are seeing repeated and systematic flouting of multilateral frameworks, including proliferation of chemical weapons," a French diplomat said, cited by the news agency.
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READ MORE: OPCW Unable to Determine Amount of Nerve Agent in Salisbury - Organization
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According to him, the need for such a mechanism is especially evident amid an increasing number of incidents with nerve agents.
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"We need a mechanism to apportion blame. Salisbury was a step too far," he added, commenting on the alleged poisoning attack on former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal, which occurred in the UK two months ago.
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On March 4, Sergei Skripal, a former officer from Russia's Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), and his daughter, Yulia Skripal, were found unconscious on a bench at a shopping mall in Salisbury.
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READ MORE: Chemical Attack in Syria's Douma an 'Amateur Theater' - Czech Politician
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May rushed to a conclusion, claiming that it was "highly likely that Russia was responsible for the act against Sergei and Yulia Skripal," adding that Moscow was either behind the poisoning, or allowed the military-grade nerve agent Novichok, "developed by Russia" to get into the hands of those who were. Moscow, in turn, has consistently denied the accusations, calling them "absurd."
 
The situation took a sharp turn in early April amid an alleged chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma, something that was followed by US-led airstrikes despite the fact that Damascus strongly denied the allegations, adding that the use of chemical weapons in the suburb of the capital could have been planned by terrorist groups.
 
Following the events, the first fact-finding mission of the OPCW visited the site in the Damascus suburb of Douma to collect samples in connection with the alleged April 7 chemical attack in late-April. The inquiry into the incident is still underway.
 
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Posted 24 August 2018 - 10:01 AM

Russia: Chemical Weapons Used By US-Backed Rebels Against Syrians
 
 
 
 
22 November 2016.
 
 
 
 
Russia has proof that US-backed rebels in Syria used chemical weapons
 
Russia say they have evidence that US-backed rebels have been using chemical weapons against Syrians in Aleppo and claim the UN are doing nothing about it. 
 
Experts from the Russian Defense Ministry have evidence that terrorists used chlorine and white phosphorus in Area '1070' in the southwestern suburbs of Aleppo.
 
"Russian specialists found that militants in east Aleppo used ammunition with poisonous substances, with the ammo targeting west Aleppo. The collected samples leave no doubt that it's a toxic agent," Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference.
 
Farsnews.com reports:
 
However, when the Russian Ministry of Defense addressed the leadership of the UN watchdog OPCW "with the demand to urgently send its experts to Aleppo to participate in the sample analysis," the organization "refused to carry out this simple task, citing security issues."
 
The underlying reason behind this, Lavrov said, seemed to be "tremendous pressure from our Western colleagues," because "our and Syrian sides guaranteed security for the experts."
 
Russia is now working on the possibility of delivering the samples for analysis to The Hague, Lavrov added.
 
"It will make it hard for them to back out," the minister said, as quoted by TASS.
 
Lavrov's statement comes a day after the Ministry of Defense spoke about the evidence of chemical attacks by militants, and stressed that the OPCW was refusing to cooperate.
 
Ministry spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov said that Russian experts collected bioassays from four Syrians injured in the attacks, and made the shocking discovery earlier this month.
 
In fact, Russian top brass has been warning since September that the militants might use chemical weapons against civilians in Aleppo, and in October, Syrian state media reported toxic gas having been used against a government-held area in the city.
 
Fifteen people were injured back then, and a local doctor told RT that the symptoms could be those observed after the use of chlorine gas.

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 10:48 AM

 

The legal right to enter Syria because of Syrian government invitation
 
 
 
 
Russian military                    YES
 
Iranian military                     YES
 
Chinese military                    YES
 
USrael                                  NO
 
NATO raiders                         NO
 
other armed FOREIGNERS      NO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

USrael                                  NO
 
NATO raiders                         NO

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