07/03/2012

Geneva Meeting Syria - Human Rights Watch

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On December 2th, 2011, the top UN Human Rights Council has appointed an investigator to probe human rights abuses in Syria made public in the recently published UN report. However, Russia and China voted against the measure as they considered the UN report to be biased'.

Some days ago, precisely at the same time of the Geneva Meeting about Syria that was organized by the U.S., Human Rights Watch accused Syria of 'systematic torture'.

The heavily compromised Human Rights Watch (HRW) is an aspect of the American propaganda war.

With fabricated stories describing camel bones as mass graves containing 1270 bodies and viagra apparently being distributed as a weapon of mass destruction in order to “rape children as young as EIGHT” the propaganda is sometimes beyond parody.

HRW has always been a somewhat dodgy organisation, largely funded by billionaires such as George Soros and the Rausing family whose fortune comes from Tetra Paks, exploiting cheap labor in China and (allegedly) tax dodging on an industrial scale.   HRW’s annual spend on fundraising was $8,042,326 and $2,344,370 on management and general costs.

Human Rights Watch is very close to the US foreign policy establishment. Cables recently released by Wikileaks show HRW workers regularly meet with US officials abroad and as 08BANGKOK1522 makes crystal clear, HRW has been infiltrated by US government.

NATO claims that it wants to intervene militarily in Syria 'because of the violation of human rights' while it supplies weapons to the so called 'Syrian rebels'.

Photo: American torture Guantanamo

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06/29/2012

Turkish F-16 jet fighter killed 34 Kurdish civilians near Iraqi border

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NATO-member Turkey does not recognize the Kurds' identity in its constitution and of their language as a native language along with Turkish in the country's Kurdish areas.  Kurds are ethnic discriminated in Turkish laws and constitution, ranting them full political freedoms.
Kurdish civilians living 
near the Iraqi Kurdistan border are bombed by American-Turkish jet fighters.

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Turkish F-16 jet fighters strike PKK rebel bases in Iraqi Kurdistan 

 
"On March 8, between 6:00 pm (1500 GMT) and 8:00 pm (1700 GMT), F-16 jet fighters belonging to the occupation army of Turkey launched air raids" against the Jabal Mattine area, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) said in a statement. AFP reported.
 
The air strikes were the first reported raids in around a month on north Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, where the PKK maintains rear bases.
 
In October, Turkey launched a major air and land offensive against the rebels in the southeast of the country and in neighbouring northern Iraq after 24 of its troops were killed in a night-time ambush by rebels.
 
In December, Turkish air strikes killed 34 Kurdish civilians near the Iraqi Kurdistan border in an attack which the government said had been a military blunder,www.ekurd.net as commanders had mistaken them for PKK fighters.
 
Since August 2011, Turkish jets repeatedly carried out air strikes against the Kurdish PKK separatist group's bases in Iraqi Kurdish region, under justification of chasing elements of the anti-Ankara PKK, forcing large numbers of Kurdish citizens of those areas to desert their home villages, including an air raid that killed 7 Kurdish civilians in a village north of Kurdistan’s Sulaimaniyah city on August 21, 2011.
 
The president of Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan Massoud Barzani said on November 4, 2011 in Ankara, that he opposes Turkey’s military campaign against Kurdish PKK rebels in northern Iraq as it will fail to permanently end the conflict.
 
“Honestly, I disapprove of all these operations ... I don’t think that one can achieve the result with the military option”, Barzani told the Hurriyet newspaper.
 
Since it was established in 1984, the PKK has been fighting the Turkish state, which still denies the constitutional existence of Kurds, to establish a Kurdish state in the south east of the country, sparking a conflict that has claimed some 45,000 lives.
 
But now its aim is the creation an autonomous Kurdish region and more cultural rights for ethnic Kurds who constitute the greatest minority in Turkey, numbering more than 20 million. A large Turkey's Kurdish community openly sympathise with the Kurdish PKK rebels.
 
PKK's demands included releasing PKK detainees, lifting the ban on education in Kurdish, paving the way for an autonomous democrat Kurdish system within Turkey, reducing pressure on the detained PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan, stopping military action against the Kurdish party and recomposing the Turkish constitution. 
 
Turkey refuses to recognize its Kurdish population as a distinct minority. It has allowed some cultural rights such as limited broadcasts in the Kurdish language and private Kurdish language courses with the prodding of the European Union, but Kurdish politicians say the measures fall short of their expectations.
 
The PKK is considered as 'terrorist' organization by Ankara and the U.S.
 
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Photo: Place where a Turkish F-16 jet fighter which flew over Syria, was downed some days ago.  Ankara repeated the threat to invoke Nato's so called self-defence article that allows Nato members to take military action against Syria legally without a UN security council resolution.  Since November 2011, the NorthAtlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Turkey are preparing the ground for military intervention in Syria especially through providing Syrian gangs with weaponry. Large caches of weapons including anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles, mortar bombs and heavy machine guns are sent via ground to major Syrian cities witnessing unrest.

NATO's 'self-defense'

Chinese.diplomats.bombed.jpgDoD expanding collective cyber self-defense beyond NATO

11 April 2012

The US Department of Defense is expanding its collective cyber self-defense cooperation beyond “traditional allies”, such as NATO, to include Japan, South Korea, and New Zealand, a DoD official told a conference this week at Georgetown University.

DoD officials have worked with NATO staff to bring all NATO networks – civilian and military – under the NATO Cyber Incident Response Center, which is expected to be completed later this year, said Steven Schleien, DoD’s principal director for cyber policy at the International Engagement on Cyber conference held at Georgetown University.

Recently, DoD officials have begun talks with the Japanese, South Korean, and New Zealand defense ministries about collective cyber self-defense, while working closely with the British and Australian ministries “to talk about a whole spectrum of cyber interoperability”, Schleien said.

Navy Rear Admiral Samuel Cox, director of intelligence at US Cyber Command, warned the conference that what "we’re looking at is a global cyber arms race [that] is not proceeding in a leisurely or even linear fashion but is, in fact, accelerating."

Cox said that it is relatively easy to cooperate with longstanding international partners like the UK and Australia, as well as Canada and New Zealand. Beyond those nations, Cox added, “it gets significantly harder.”

One of the impediments is the high-level classification of the information, which has “very strict rules on how you can share this with foreign governments,” he said.

The bottom line is that military cooperation with foreign countries in cyberspace “is still an extremely difficult environment to try to navigate through,” Cox concluded.

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Photo: NATO's self-defense - NATO was bombing the Chinese embassy in Serbia.  President Bill Clinton later apologized for the bombing, stating it was 'accidental'...

Chinese embassy in Belgrade Serbia

Email: chinaemb_yu@mfa.gov.cn
Ambassador: Mr. Wei Jinghua
Address: Augusta Cesarca 2V, Belgrade, Serbia
Tel: +38-111-2067909
Fax: +38-111-3066001

Economic & Commercial Office
Tel: +38-111-2651630
Fax: +38-111-2650726
Email: yu@mofcom.gov.cn
Website: http://yu.mofcom.gov.c

 

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06/28/2012

Obama and Erdogan: warmakers playing 'human rights actvist'

Obama.Erdolan.Turkey.jpgTurkey joined NATO in 1952 and serves as the organization' s eastern anchor, as it controls the straits leading from the Black Sea to the Aegean and also has borders with Syria and Iraq.
NATO has 24 military bases in Turkey, a report says. 

The report, published on the Iran-Balkan news agency (IRBA) on  February 14, 2011, listed the names and locations of NATO's military bases in Turkey and noted that the country has become a regional power.  

NATO's Incirlik Base, which is located eight kilometers (five miles) east of Adana, Turkey's fifth largest city, and 56 kilometers (35 miles) from the Mediterranean Sea, is an important regional logistical air base of the alliance. 

Izmir Air Station is the facility of the United States Air Force in Europe (USAFE) in Izmir, located 320 kilometers (200 miles) southwest of Istanbul. Forty-two airplanes and Roland and Hawk missile systems, manned by 300 personnel, are based there. 

The Izmir Air Station is the oldest NATO base in Turkey and its importance has increased in recent years. The headquarters of NATO's Allied Air Component Command for Southern Europe has been located in Izmir since August 11, 2004. 

The Sile Air Base has been built according to international standards for launching stinger missiles. 

The Konya 3rd Main Jet Base Group Command was the base of NATO's AWACS aircraft during the Iraq war. Konya was a Turkish F-100 base in the mid-1970s and the air forces of Israel, Turkey, and the United States conducted their first joint exercises at the air base, codenamed Anatolian Eagle, in June 2001. 

The Ninth Main Jet Base of the Balikesir Air Base, in which six vault missile systems have been deployed, is located in the Turkish province of Balikesir in the Marmara region. 

The Merzifon Air Base is a military airport located in the city of Merzifon in Amasya province in the central Black Sea region. Merzifon is the base of the 5th Air Wing of the 2nd Air Force Command of the Turkish Air Force. 

The Bartin Air Base is located in the northern province of Bartin. The Bartin Naval Base, a submarine base of the Turkish Navy and assigned to the Turkish Northern Sea Area Command, is also in this area. 

Pirinclik Air Base is a 41-year-old US-Turkish military base located near the southeastern city of Diyarbakir. It was once NATO's frontier post for monitoring the Soviet Union and the Middle East, but it was closed on September 30, 1997. 

The Eskisehir Air Base is a military airport located in the northwestern city of Eskisehir. Eskisehir is the home base of the 1st Air Wing of the 1st Air Force Command of the Turkish Air Force. 

The Iskenderun Naval Base is a base of the Turkish Navy on the northeastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles) east by northeast of Iskenderun city in the southern province of Hatay. It is assigned to the Turkish Navy's Southern Sea Area Command. 

Bandirma Airport is a military airbase and public airport located in the city of Bandirma in Balikesir province. Bandirma is the base of the 6th Air Wing of the 1st Air Force Command of the Turkish Air Force. 

The Afion-Kara-Hissar Air Base is Turkey's largest and NATO's second largest air base and is the headquarters of NATO operations in the country. 

The Sarkisla Air Base in Sivas province is located in the eastern part of the Anatolian region, and the Bornova Air Base is located in Izmir province. 

The Luleburgaz Air Base is in the northwestern province of Kirklareli, and the Corlu Air Base is located in the northwestern city of Corlu in the province of Tekirdag. 

The Pazar Air Base is located in Pazar town in the northeastern province of Rize in the Black Sea region, the Erzurum Air Base is in the city of Erzurum in eastern Anatolia, and the Persembe Air Base is located in Ordu province on the Black Sea coast of Turkey. 

The Izmit Air Base in located in Kocaeli province, and the Kutahya Air Base is a military airport in the western province of Kutahya in the Aegean region. 

The Canakkale Air Base is in the northwestern province of Canakkale. 
NATO also has a military facility in Ankara. 

Combined Air Operations Center-6 (CAOC-6) in Eskisehir is one of the ten command centers in Europe used by the United States Air Force to provide command and control of air and space operations. 

NATO's Air Component Command Headquarters is located in Izmir and NATO's Rapid Deployable Corps-Turkey is headquartered in Istanbul.

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06/25/2012

Ni’lin committee: Help us free Hassan Nafi!

village of Ni’lin.jpgDear friends, supporters, freedom people of the world,

June 24th, 2012 - Four hours ago I came back from Ofer military court where Hassan Nafi and Ahmad Amireh has a court today.

The court was supposed to be at 02:30 pm but it was delayed until 04:30 pm because Ahmad was still under the interrogation! So I had to wait for hours and hours before seeing them.

At 04:30 they brought Ahmad Amireh, who is a father of 4 young children, and they asked to extend his arrest to another period to keep pressing on him to force him to sign on a paper that is full of names of people who join the ”illegal” protests against the segregation wall in the west bank village of Ni’lin. The military court accepted to extend the court till next Tuesday.
( Ahmad didn’t do anything except protesting the theft of his land peacefully. Therefore he has to pay for his ”crime” by being locked up far from his family and children )

At 05:00 pm, they brought Hassan Nafi (the photographer volunteer with Ni’lin committee).

I could speak with Hassan for a little bit despite the shouting of the Israeli soldier at me because it is not allowed to say any word there or touch the prisoner.

Hassan told me that, after he was arrested from his home, he was taken to the wall side and then stayed to hours at the Israeli checkpoint that is sat up on Ni’lin’s land. He was handcuffed and blindfold. The Israeli soldiers beat him.
Moreover, they put him in a corner and started to throw stones at him from around 10 meters far distance, he was injured next to his head, and after a while he was taken to the investigation rooms in Ofer military jail where he was left without water or food all the day and the night.

Hassan is now still with high spirit, the Israeli soldiers didn’t succeed to force him to sign on the papers. And as a photographer, the Lawyer asked for the immediate release of Hassan but the Israeli military prosecutor rejected, even Hassan didn’t commit anything, but they charged him with a fine of 2500 Nis (550 Euro) to be free. So Hassan will be free as soon as the fine is payed. Hassan family can not offer to pay the fine due to their miserable situation. If we don’t pay this fine then Hassan will stay in jail for 2 months and a half.

We don’t have enough money in our committee to pay any fine for the moment, and in the same time we can’t allow the Israeli occupation to succeed to suppress our struggle or kill the eye witnesses who are filming and spreading the truth about the true ugly face of Israel.

So Please help us free Hassan! And help us to free Ahmad too!
 

For anyone who is interested in helping us please contact me at my email: saeedima91@gmail.com

Or you can send direct to our paypal account on: http://supportibrahim.com/donate/

For a direct donation: free.nilin@gmail.com
Or through the easiest way for you!

Saeed Amireh- Ni’lin popular committee

http://www.nilin-village.org/2012/06/24/urgent-appeal-hel...

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Photo: July 8 2011, residents from the village of Ni’lin demonstrated against the Apartheid Wall.

http://palestinesolidarityproject.org/2011/07/10/resistance-to-the-occupation-continues-in-nilin-and-shuqba/

05/24/2012

Russia Wants ICC to Examine All NATO Bombings in Libya

destroyedLibya.jpgMOSCOW, May 18 (RIA Novosti)

Russia hopes that the International Criminal Court will consider all cases of NATO airstrikes in Libya that caused civilian casualties, Foreign Ministry human rights spokesman Konstantin Dolgov said in the statement published on the ministry’s website.

“We welcome the decision of ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo to consider alleged violations of international humanitarian law," the statement said. "We presume that the ICC will consider all cases of NATO bombing that caused civilian casualties.”

“The issue of civilian casualties during the NATO Libyan campaign has been repeatedly raised at the UN Security Council and the UN Council on Human Rights.”

“An impartial international investigation into the effects of NATO air strikes during Operation United Defender in Libya is necessary to prevent such tragedies in the future,” the statement said.

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05/06/2012

Ken O'Keefe: 'The Age of Responsibility'

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At what point do we as people take responsibility for the actions of the governments we outnumber tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands to one? At what point do we take responsibility for the governments we pay our blood money to in the form of taxes? At what point do we as people stop making excuses and accept the fact that we are complicit if not active participants in the crimes of our government ?

Picture: Uranium baby in Iraq

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06/01/2011

Bombing of Libya: Russian, Chinese and Indian diplomacy

Libya is still bombed by NATO and the Libyan civilians are the first victims of these bombings. They are not only wounded and killed  but they are also victim of the total destruction of the country as was the case with the NATO bombings of Yugoslavia which destroyed hospitals, schools, bridges, warehouses and so on.

If the U.N. and the U.N.-members will really protect the Libyan civilians, NATO has to stop its bombings and there must come an immediately ceasefire. Thereafter all the Libyan parties have to start negotiations (without foreign interference) for the rebuilding of the country. That’s the only solution.

We will contact the Russian, Chinese and Indian embassies about it.

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NATO bombings of Serbia:

HOSPITALS AND HEALTH CARE CENTRES (16)
NATO aviation also targeted many hospitals and health-care institutions, which have been partially damaged or totally destroyed, including: Hospital and Medical Centre in the territory in Leskovac; Hospital and Poly-clinic in Nis; Gerontological Centre in Leskovac; General Hospital in Djakovica; City Hospital in Novi Sad; Gynaecological Hospital and Maternity Ward of the Clinical Centre in Belgrade; Neuropsychiatric Ward "Dr. Laza Lazarevic" and Central Pharmacy of the Emergency Centre in Belgrade; Army Medical Academy in Belgrade; Medical Centre and Ambulance Centre in Aleksinac; "Sveti Sava" hospital in Belgrade; Medical Centre in Kraljevo; Dispensary on Mount Zlatibor; Health Care Centre in Rakovica;

SCHOOLS (MORE THAN 190 FACILITIES)
Over 190 schools, faculties and facilities for students and children were damaged or destroyed (over 20 faculties, 6 collages, 40 secondary and 80 elementary schools, 6 student dormitories), including: Elementary schools "16. oktobar" and "Vladimir Rolovic" in Belgrade; Day-care centre in settlement Petlovo Brdo in Belgrade; Two secondary schools in the territory of Nis; Elementary schools "Toza Markovic", "Djordje Natosevic", "Veljko Vlahovic", "Sangaj" and "Djuro Danicic" and a day-care centre "Duga" in Novi Sad and creches in Visarionova Street and in the neighbourhood of Sangaj; Traffic School Centre, Faculty of Philosophy; Four elementary schools and a Medical high school in the territory of Leskovac; Elementary school in Lucane, as well as a larger number of education facilities in the territory of Kosovo and Metohija; Faculties of Law and Economics and elementary school "Radoje Domanovic" in Nis; Elementary schools in Kraljevo and the villages of Cvetka, Aketa and Ladjevci; In Sombor: elementary schools "Ivo Lola Ribar", "A. Mrazovic", "N. Vukicevic" and "Nikola Tesla" in Kljajicevo; School centre in Kula; Elementary school and Engineering secondary school centre in Rakovica;

(Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of FR Yugoslavia)

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Photo: NATO bombed also the Chinese embassy during the bombings of Yugoslavia. Three Chinese were killed. More then 20 Chinese were severely wounded.

05/16/2011

Libya: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

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MOSCOW, May 16. In Moscow on 17 May expect representatives from Tripoli. This was announced today, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a meeting with Special Envoy of UN Secretary General to Libya Ilaha Abdel al-Khatib, ITAR-TASS.

05/14/2011

NATO-bombing of Libya: Violation of the U.N. mandate

NATO-bombing, Libya, Violation, U.N. mandate

Belgrade, April 19 2011 (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday Western attempts to topple Muammar Gaddafi were a violation of a U.N. resolution on Libya, which only authorised the use of force to protect civilians. "The U.N. Security Council never aimed to topple the Libyan regime," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on a visit to Belgrade. "All those who are currently using the U.N. resolution for that aim are violating the U.N. mandate," he said. (Reporting by Aleksandar Vasovic; Editing by Adam Tanner and Jon Boyle)

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Photo: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

 

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05/04/2011

Omar Suleiman and the torture of Pakistanis

Omar Suleiman, who was Egypt’s vice-president for a short time,  was Mubarak’s intelligence chief and close confidant of nearly two decades.

Suleiman graduated from Egypt’s prestigious Military Academy but also received training in the Soviet Union. Under his guidance, Egyptian intelligence has worked hand-in-glove with the CIA’s counterterrorism programs, most notably in the 2003 rendition from Italy of an al-Qaeda suspect known as Abu Omar.
The Norweigan newspaper Aftenposten, Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad, head of the Israeli Defense Ministry’s Diplomatic-Security Bureau, secretly visited Suleiman in September 2005. Gilad then reported on the visit to US diplomats in Tel Aviv.  The US embassy in Tel Aviv wrote that Suleiman opposed Hamas because of fears that Islamic leadership in Gaza would strengthen the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
In 2009, Foreign Policy magazine ranked Suleiman as the Middle East’s most powerful intelligence chief, ahead of Mossad chief Meir Dagan.
Shortly after 9/11, Australian citizen Mamdouh Habib was captured by Pakistani security forces and, under US pressure, tortured by Pakistanis. He was then rendered (with an Australian diplomat watching) by CIA operatives to Egypt, a not uncommon practice. In Egypt, Habib merited Suleiman’s personal attention.
As related byRichard Neville, based on Habib’s memoir: ‘Habib was interrogated by the country’s Intelligence Director, General Omar Suleiman … Suleiman took a personal interest in anyone suspected of links with Al-Qaeda. As Habib had visited Afghanistan shortly before 9/11, he was under suspicion. Habib was repeatedly zapped with high-voltage electricity, immersed in water up to his nostrils, beaten, his fingers were broken and he was hung from metal hooks.
That treatment wasn’t enough for Suleiman, so:
To loosen Habib’s tongue, Suleiman ordered a guard to murder a gruesomely shackled Turkistan prisoner in front of Habib — and he did, with a vicious karate kick.

Well researched article by Andy Worthington on Omar Suleiman:
http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/2011/01/30/as-egyptians-...

Photo: Omar Suleiman, Ehud Barak - May 12, 2008

05/02/2011

The African Union does not need NATO bombings

28.4.2011 – The African Union (AU) called on NATO to stop targeting Libyan officials in their air raids, after NATO forces on Monday bombarded an office of Libyan Leader Muammer Gaddafi in the capital Tripoli.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2011-04/28/content_124...

04/27/2011

Syria: American war propaganda

 

DOVES OF ‘PEACE’ WANT TO BOMB SYRIA ON THE SAME WAY AS THEY ARE BOMBING AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN AND LIBYA – SAME SCENARIO AS IN LIBYA – THE ROLE OF THE U.S. AND ISRAEL…

April 27, 2011 – Syria opposition: We will break Assad’s regime if it fails to deliver democracy (Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News,http://www.haaretz.com/news/mideast-in-turmoil/syria-oppo...

April 27, 2011 – Syrian opposition vows to ‘break the regime’ http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/04/2011...

April 27, 2011 – United Nations Human Rights Council will hold a special session on Syria
The request, filed by the United States, was jointly submitted by 10 European states, as well as Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Senegal and Zambia. No Arab countries were among those requesting the session, which requires one-third of the forum’s membership of 47 countries to proceed. The next few weeks will be decisive for Mr. Assad, because in the other Arab revolts the third-to-sixth weeks of street protests were the critical moment that determined whether the regime would collapse or persist. Syria is now in its fourth week. (Rami G. Khouri,http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/04/27/146937.h...

April 27, 2011 – In Syria, Assad must exit the stage (Salman Shaikh, CNN,http://edition.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/04/27/shaikh.syria.as...

April 27, 2011 – EU members to explore ‘all options’ on Syria sanctions (Jeruzalem Post, http://www.jpost.com/VideoArticles/Video/Article.aspx?id=...

April 26, 2011 – Mutiny in the Syrian army?http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/04/2011...

LET ISRAEL COME AND TAKE SYRIA !
April 26, 2011 – ‘Let Israel come and take Syria’ – Israel News, Ynetnews:
As Syrian security forces step up crackdown against demonstrators, desperate citizens plead for international intervention. ‘Let the Jews come – anything is better than Bashar Assad,’ says Daraa resident’http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4060535,00.html

LET US BOMB SYRIA !
March 28, 2011 – On Sunday, Lieberman said he would support military intervention in Syria if its president, Bashar al-Assad, resorts to the kind of violent tactics used by Libya’s Muammar al-Qaddafi, according to Fox News. Lieberman is the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee. http://www.infowars.com/joe-lieberman-lets-bomb-syria/

 

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Our ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’ in Iraq: 19 people killed

Some months ago, tens of thousands of Iraqis protested against our democracy. Surrounded by hundreds of police, soldiers and rooftop snipers, with military helicopters buzzing overhead, protesters waved Iraqi flags and signs reading “Bring the Light Back” (a reference to the lack of electricity), “No to Corruption!” and “I’m a Peaceful Man.” Security forces used tear gas, water cannons, sound bombs and live bullets to disperse the crowds. At least 19 people were killed. A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad said that Iraq’s security forces “generally have not used force against peaceful protesters.” http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m75338&hd&size=1&l=e&fb=1

04/09/2011

Human rights activist Barack Obama

Human rights activist Barack Obama condemns ‘abhorrent violence’ of Syrian gov’t (Israel News, Ynetnews) and, at the same time, is responsable for the bombings of Gaza and the abhorrent violence against Palestinians…

November 15, 2010 – ’U.S. President Barack Obama has praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for urging his cabinet to accept a U.S. proposal to extend a freeze on West Bank settlement building for 90 days. Under the plan, Washington would block UN resolutions critical of Israel, and supply Israel with fighter jets worth $3 billion. The US government also promised Israel that after the 90-day moratorium, they would not seek an extension, and settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem (all of which is illegal under international law) could continue unabated.’

03/12/2011

European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek: 'democratic transition'

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Brussels, 2 March 2011 - "Europe has a historic duty today to support the people in their fight for freedom and democracy against authoritarianism, repression and human rights violations," said European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek in a special meeting of the Conference of Presidents on Wednesday.   The Parliament's political group leaders expressed their support for the efforts made by the High Representative and also argued that the EU should play the principal role in helping the countries of the region in their processes of democratic transition, and urged a strong EU effort to help them in financial and economic terms, as well. On Libya, some wondered whether there is any possibility for further imposition of sanctions against the Gaddafi regime.

http://www.europa-eu-un.org/articles/fr/article_10752_fr....

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Baghdad, February 25, 2011 - At least 19 people were killed in Iraq on Friday as tens of thousands defied an official curfew to join a nationwide "Day of Rage," echoing protests that have roiled the Middle East and North Africa since January.

Despite pleas by the government and Shiite religious leaders for Iraqis to stay home, demonstrators gathered by the hundreds and thousands from Basra in the south to Mosul and Kirkuk in the north.
Protesters expressed anger and rage at local leaders as well as at Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, storming provincial government offices in several cities and calling for more jobs, electricity and clean water, better pensions and medical care.
Security forces used tear gas, water cannons, sound bombs and at times live bullets to disperse the crowds. Fatalities were reported in Mosul, Fallujah, Tikrit and a town near Kirkuk, when security forces opened fire on demonstrators who were surrounding--or in some cases storming--government buildings. There were also clashes in Ramadi.
In the southern province of Basra, about 10,000 demonstrators forced the resignation of the provincial governor. In Fallujah, protesters forced the resignation of the entire city council.
In Baghdad, where Maliki imposed a curfew that banned cars and even bicycles from the streets, people walked, often many miles, to reach the city's Tahrir Square. Several thousand had gathered by early afternoon.
Surrounded by hundreds of police, soldiers and rooftop snipers, with military helicopters buzzing overhead, protesters waved Iraqi flags and signs reading "Bring the Light Back" (a reference to the lack of electricity), "No to Corruption!" and "I'm a Peaceful Man."
A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad downplayed the protest-related violence and the impact of the curfew, saying that Iraq's security forces "generally have not used force against peaceful protesters."


http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m75338&hd&size=1&l...

Photo: Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs and leader of Israel's far right party, Avigdor Lieberman, with European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek

War propaganda in the Iraqi no-fly zones

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In the Iraqi no-fly zones, the Coalition (U.S., England, NATO,) broadcasted the usual Arabic music and news, and messages aimed at dividing the Iraqi people and military from Saddam Hussein. One message, broadcast from a United States Air Force EC-130E Commando Solo aircraft flying over Iraq said, “Saddam has built palace after palace for himself and has purchased a fleet of luxury cars all at the expense of the Iraqi people. This money would be much better suited to build libraries and schools. This money would have gone a long way to provide better food and medicine for the people of Iraq. The amount of money Saddam spends on himself in one day would be more than enough to feed a family for a year".

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The Coalition promised 'democracy'...

Baghdad, February 25, 2011 - At least 19 people were killed in Iraq on Friday as tens of thousands defied an official curfew to join a nationwide "Day of Rage," echoing protests that have roiled the Middle East and North Africa since January.
Despite pleas by the government and Shiite religious leaders for Iraqis to stay home, demonstrators gathered by the hundreds and thousands from Basra in the south to Mosul and Kirkuk in the north.
Protesters expressed anger and rage at local leaders as well as at Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, storming provincial government offices in several cities and calling for more jobs, electricity and clean water, better pensions and medical care.
Security forces used tear gas, water cannons, sound bombs and at times live bullets to disperse the crowds. Fatalities were reported in Mosul, Fallujah, Tikrit and a town near Kirkuk, when security forces opened fire on demonstrators who were surrounding--or in some cases storming--government buildings. There were also clashes in Ramadi.
In the southern province of Basra, about 10,000 demonstrators forced the resignation of the provincial governor. In Fallujah, protesters forced the resignation of the entire city council.
In Baghdad, where Maliki imposed a curfew that banned cars and even bicycles from the streets, people walked, often many miles, to reach the city's Tahrir Square. Several thousand had gathered by early afternoon.
Surrounded by hundreds of police, soldiers and rooftop snipers, with military helicopters buzzing overhead, protesters waved Iraqi flags and signs reading "Bring the Light Back" (a reference to the lack of electricity), "No to Corruption!" and "I'm a Peaceful Man."
A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad downplayed the protest-related violence and the impact of the curfew, saying that Iraq's security forces "generally have not used force against peaceful protesters."


http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m75338&hd&size=1&l...

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03/11/2011

The so called no-fly zone is a preparation for War

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In fall 2002, the United States of America began preparations for a second war against Iraq. Part of the strategy was to increase the number of flights over the so-called "no-fly" zones.  The Iraqis were aware of the increased surveillance and met it by targeting Coalition aircraft with radar and occasionally firing anti-aircraft artillery or missiles toward the aircraft. This caused an escalating chain reaction. As the Iraqis fired on the aircraft, more aircraft dropped warning leaflets against such actions, which led to increased anti-aircraft fire. This led to the bombing of such sites and continued escalation.

By October 2002, there were 46 strikes by U.S.and British aircraft during the course of the year. Thirty-six of those were in the southern zone. The strikes increased, as it became clear that President Bush was considering ordering an invasion to oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

 

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Iraqi no-fly zones were illegal

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The Iraqi no-fly zones were a set of two separate no-fly zones (NFZs), and were proclaimed by the United States, United Kingdom and France after the Gulf War of 1991. Iraqi aircraft were forbidden from flying inside the zones. The policy was enforced by US, UK and French aircraft patrols until France withdrew in 1998. While the enforcing powers had cited United Nations Security Council Resolution 688 as authorizing the operations, the resolution contains no explicit authorization. The Secretary-General of the UN at the time the resolution was passed, Boutros Boutros-Ghali called the no-fly zones "illegal" in a later interview with John Pilger.

 

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