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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06/17/2011

Bombing of Afghanistan and Libya: The role of Germany

On November 16, 2001, German Social Democratic Party (SPD) and Green Party deputies voted overwhelmingly in favour of sending German troops to participate in the Afghanistan war. Their 336 votes secured a majority for the ruling “red-green” coalition.
Three days later, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the most active advocate of the war among European social democrats, received frenetic applause following his address to the SPD party conference. At its party conference, the SPD leadership did everything in its power to ensure the withdrawal of a motion which called for the intervention by German troops to be limited to Afghanistan. Despite the fact that 120 of the 520 assembled delegates signed this motion, the leadership was able to consign it to the files. The motion also condemned particular forms of military actions (e.g., carpet bombing), rejected special military courts for trying terrorists, criticised Israeli occupation policy and called for an independent state for the Palestinians.

The November 16 decision of the Bundestag (parliament) is one of the most far-reaching and momentous in its history. Chancellor Schröder himself made this clear when he described it as a “turning point”. “For the first time,” he said, “the international situation is forcing us to deploy German troops for a military intervention outside the NATO area.” “The post-war period is over!” Chancellor Schröder told the Bundestag, to the applause of the deputies. Schröder’s rhetoric was only exceeded by that of his Green Party foreign minister, Joschka Fischer, who in Orwellian manner reinterprets every war as a ‘humanitarian mission’. In his speech to the Bundestag, Fischer mutates the war against Afghanistan into a matter of “world domestic policy,” and the bombardment of an impoverished country becomes the means to provide “humanitarian aid”. According to Fischer, “We now have a great opportunity. Everywhere, where the Northern Alliance is, the United Nations and its relief organisations and the NGOs can go in again”.

The extent of the tasks to be undertaken by German troops has been expanded from unarmed medical orderlies and logistic support to armed “peace missions” and overt military action. Their sphere of activity has been widened from the area covered by NATO to the shores beyond Europe and the entire globe. The area of intervention stipulated in the Bundestag resolution reaches from the Hindu Kush across the Middle East and into north-east Africa.
In the past, political obstacles have always prevented the German army undertaking military interventions but the latest decision by the German parliament gives the government a free hand to participate in military activities in other countries.

Source: http://www.wsws.org/articles/2001/nov2001/germ-n24.shtml

Photo: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

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06/12/2011

NATO bombs civilians and is destroying the Libyan education system

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Lizzie Cocker visits Nasser University which is now part of Al Fateh University in Tripoli that has been badly damaged by NATO bombs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeU72DEUtWQ

NATO’s commander Lt. Gen. Charles Bouchard: “All Nato’s targets are military in nature"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hudQuEXzti8&feature=pl...

06/09/2011

Libya destroyed by NATO bombings

Crimes against humanity legalized by the UN


Aisha Gaddafi Files Lawsuits Over Alleged Assassinations In NATO Raids:

PARIS (AP) – 6.7.2011 – Lawyers for Moammar Gaddafi’s daughter have filed lawsuits in Paris and Brussels over the alleged assassination in late April of four of the Libyan leader’s relatives in NATO bombing raids over Tripoli. Attorneys for Aisha al-Gaddafi say the complaints do not name a specific defendant, though an official at the state prosecutor’s office in Brussels told The Associated Press that the text appears to target the Atlantic military alliance – which is based in the Belgian capital. State prosecutors said Tuesday that officials are assessing whether the case can be admitted. NATO aircraft have been leading bombing raids over Libya under a U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at protecting civilians from Gadhafi’s forces.
State prosecutors said Tuesday that officials are assessing whether the case can be admitted. NATO aircraft have been leading bombing raids over Libya under a U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at protecting civilians from Gadhafi’s forces.
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NATO’s commander Lt. Gen. Charles Bouchard: “All Nato’s targets are military in nature”

Deadly Drone Attacks In Pakistan Reach Record High:
September 26, 2010 – On September 25 three missiles fired from a U.S. Predator drone killed four people near the capital of North Waziristan in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas, marking at least the 16th such attack in the country so far this month.
This September has seen the largest amount of American unmanned aerial vehicle – drone – attacks in Pakistan and the most deaths resulting from them of any month in the nine-year war waged by the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies in Afghanistan and, though insufficiently acknowledged, increasingly in Pakistan. By way of comparison, in the deadliest month preceding this one, January of 2010, there were 11 missile strikes directed by the Central Intelligence Agency’s Special Activities unit inside Pakistan. Last September there were six. In 2009 there were 53 drone attacks. This year so far there have been nearly 75. The estimated death toll from strikes for last year was 709. In less than nine months this year there have been close to 650. If the annual, and surely if September’s monthly, rate continues, 2010 will be the deadliest year to date just as this month is already the deadliest month.
http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/americas-undec...

CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

Libya destroyed by NATO bombings

Every day people in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Libya are killed by NATO
The ‘no-fly zone’ of United Nations over Libya:
Since the beginning of the NATO operation (31 March 2011, 08.00GMT) a total of 10020 sorties, including 3794 strike sorties, have been conducted.
Sorties conducted 6 JUNE: 103
Strike sorties conducted 6 JUNE: 42

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The NATO drones that kill innocent civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Libya, are designed by Israel. Israeli drones are used by Canada, France, Australia and Germany in Afghanistan. Israeli specialists are on the air base at Ein Shemer for training the flight of “Herons” repainted in the colors of Germany. Many of Israeli military products are standard NATO-compatible.

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06/07/2011

Dying in an British prison: Brendan Lillis

It is very clear now that the UK authorities will win time to murder Brendan with a so called natural death. It is a pure political isue for them. They see Brendan as an Irish political activist and former ennemy, not as a human being. It is a pure form of political revenge.

It is therefore that:

- they will not liberate him immediately to save his life;
- they are talking about a ‘psychologist’ while the medical report of Brendan says clearly that he is fysically very sick and that his weight has come to a very critical point now;
- they violate their own rules (the Northern Ireland Prison Service Corporate and Business Plan 2008/11, which states that prisoners’ access to health services must be appropriate to their needs and equivalent to those services available to the public);
- they violate the european and international rules on sick prisoners and torturous and degrading treatments;
- they will win time and suggest a meeting in July (after Brendan’s death);
- they do no allow that legal non government organizations and other ‘dangerous’ witnesses attend the meeting (if Brendan is still alive);
- they hope Brendan will die shortly after this meeting or possible release;
- they do not allow that an independant physician, a member of the european parliament or an independant observer of an international institution visit Brendan.

I also think that the British government is afraid of an European and international condemnation of their prison and human rights policies because there too many deads in UK prisons. But the members of the British government refuse to undertake structural measures and to solve the problems. Instead, they prefer human rights violations and new deaths in prisons to ‘improve’ their political image in the world.

Jan Boeykens, Werkgroep Morkhoven

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05/26/2011

More and more Libyan civilians killed by NATO bombings

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NATO continues to bomb Libya. In Tripoli, NATO aircraft bombed the civilian hospital. The hospital is badly damaged and dozens of civilians were killed or injured.
NATO bombed also hospitals and schools of Yugoslavia.

 

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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)

05/22/2011

NATO-bombings of Serbia: Windows Live closed account

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I was publishing this picture about the NATO bombings of Serbia, on Windows Live.

It was not possible to add a comment.

Thereafter, Windows Live was sending me the next message: 'We have placed your account offline due to suspicious activity or violation of contract terms Microsoft, such as the use of photos or images not complying with the Code of Conduct. In most cases, the team Windows Live Online Safety sends warnings about the email account associated with the account SkyDrive and asks the user to delete the photos mentioned. If the user does not remove these files, the account is closed. If you want your account is verified to obtain its reactivation, please provide the following information...'

05/08/2011

Europe: Violation of human rights in Irish prisons (2)

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IRELAND’S SHAME AS EUROPEAN TORTURE COMMITTEE PRESENTS DAMNING INDICTMENT OF IRISH PRISON SYSTEM

The fifth report on Ireland from the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Degrading Treatment (CPT), published today (Thursday, 10th Feb 2011), is the most critical yet, and a damning indictment of a prison system that is failing to meet the most basic human rights standards of safe and humane custody. The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT), Ireland’s leading penal reform campaign organisation, is calling on all election candidates to take heed of this national disgrace and commit to rectifying the many human rights issues identified in the report, including slopping out, overcrowding, escalating violence, patchy provision of health care including mental health care, and above all, the failure to provide safe custody.

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Critical Issues

Among other issues, the Committee found:

Complaints: Some of the most serious concerns in the report relate to allegations of mistreatment of prisoners by staff, where the Committee points to inadequate investigation of complaints, poor recording of alleged incidents, and inadequate or no medical examination of prisoners who make complaints. (30-31; 34) Clearly there is a major deficit of oversight and accountability, and this report highlights how an independent system of investigation is needed, similar to that which now prevails for Garda custody. (102-105)
Prison health care: the CPT found inadequate provision of prison healthcare, recording that in some prisons doctors were not fulfilling contracted hours, even where these hours were already wholly inadequate. Serious concerns also expressed about prescribing methadone at Cork, Midlands, Mountjoy (74). Some particularly worrying incidents were reported in relation to inadequate treatment of a HIV positive prisoner (63); of a prisoner being chained to staff during medical treatment in the Midlands (65); and of a prisoner being forced to undergo withdrawal from heroin while subjected to slopping out in Cork (75). Overall the keeping of medical records was found to be inadequate (67), with prisoners not receiving medical examination on admission at Cork or Mountjoy (68 and 70) – this has very serious implications for investigating any allegations of mistreatment.
Risk Assessment: Across the prison system, the Committee found no basic admission or induction policy in place (except at Midlands prison) including no cell-share risk assessment procedure – which is especially worrying given serious incidents, including homicide, in shared cells in recent years.
Slopping out: the CPT rejected the State’s contention that toilet patrols operated effectively, and reported that they found prisoners were often not allowed out of cells at night and reported being subjected to verbal abuse when they asked for access to toilets (48)
Psychiatric care: the CPT found mental health care to be inadequate, particularly in Cork where there was poor record keeping, over-reliance on medication and dirty observation cells. They report on one case in Wheatfield prison, where a prisoner was held in a special observation cell for 6 weeks and worsened in condition during that time.
Protection and punishment: The report contains a shocking description of the high numbers on 23-hour lock up for protection (56), including high numbers in St. Patrick’s Institution (57). The CPT also found improper use of special observation cells for discipline (81), including an incident where a disciplinary hearing took place in a special observation cell while prisoner in underpants. It found routine use of de facto solitary confinement being imposed for up to 60 days, which is illegal under the Prisons Act.
Racism: concerns raised in the report which had not appeared in previous reports include accounts of allegations of racism against Travellers and foreign prisoners by staff and other prisoners (29, 32.)
Prison Figures:

On 25th Jan 2011, the prison population was 4,541 (Source: Irish Prison Service)
On 2nd February 2011, there were 41 boys in St Patrick’s Institution: 6 sixteen-year olds; 35 seventeen-year olds. (Source: Irish Prison Service)
On 17th Dec 2010, 1,003 men were required to slop out in Irish prisons: 515 in Mountjoy Prison; 299 prisoners in Cork prison, all in shared cells (sharing with 1-2 others); 51 in Portlaoise Prison; 99 in Limerick Prison (male). (Source: Dáil Question, 27th Jan 2011 )
On 26th January 2011, there were 250 prisoners on 23-hour or more lock-up (for reasons of protection); 26 on 22-23 hour lock-up; 164 on 20-22 hr lock-up (including 57 in St Patrick’s Institution) and 60 on 18-20 hr lock-up. (Source:Dáil Question, 27th January 2011)

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Photo: Irish Prison Services

 

 

04/27/2011

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

Western 'freedom' and 'democracy': not for Palestinians !

The West is silent about the Palestinians and speaks continuously about the ‘lack of freedom and democracy’ in Libya, Syria and Iran.

This is part of its war propaganda and its strategic plan to bomb Libya, Syria and Iran.

Purpose of the operation is – as was the case with Iraq – to destroy the political regimes and to reform these countries to western vassal states.

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04/11/2011

ECHR Suspends the Extradition of Arbi Zarmaev- Minister of Justice blocks

ECHR Suspends the Extradition of Arbi Zarmaev

Saturday, 9 April 2011.  
ECHR Suspends the Extradition of Arbi Zarmaev

The Pax Christi Association website has reported that the European Court of Human Rights has suspended the extradition of Arbi Zarmaev from Belgium to the Russian Federation.

According to the news, on April 5th the ECHR suspended the extradition ruling of the Belgian Ministry of Justice on Arbi Zarmaev, who is a Chechen refugee.

However, Arbi Zarmaev is still living in a darkened 2 x 3 meter isolation cell at the Bruges prison. Also, Arbi’s sister and brother have not been allowed to visit him for almost 10 days. Arbi’s right to communicate by letter or telephone was also revoked by prison administration.

Arbi was seen few days ago by his wife. The prison administration let her at her husband through a window. According to his wife, Arbi was lying motionless on the ground. Around him there were all kinds of medication and in the corners of the cell, a “white powder” seemed to be located.

*Text was written by Waynakh Online and edited by Michael Capobianco

http://www.waynakh.com/eng/2011/04/echr-suspends-the-extr... 

OUR COMMENT:

After the tortures in the prisons of Hasselt and Bruges, Arbi is now totally isolated by Belgian Justice and the direction of the prison of Bruges.
That is the best way to break him and his family.

Some years ago Russia was critisized by the European Union because the Russian government used psychiatry and psychiatric drugs to eleminate all the political opposants in Russia.

But the European Union which is preaching ‘the respect for human rights’ does just te same.

They were isolating and torturing Arbi to make him mad. In the prison of Hasselt they didn’t give him water during 4 days but they were giving him the psychiatric drug Clopixil (a neurolepticum) which is used for so called ‘difficult social contacts’ and ‘fears’ (the fear to be murdered by torture).
In the prison of Bruges they give him the psychiatric drug Zyprexa, a so called antipsychoticum that is used against ‘delusions’ such as hearing, seeing and feeling things that are not there…(solitary confinement, torture,).
Zyprexa may also cause restlessness, extreme fatigue and speech problems.
That’s why the direction of the prison of Bruges said that Arbi “mumbled incoherent things’ (in Chechen language what Belgians can not understand).

The direction of the prison of Bruges wants lo let believe now to everybody, including Arbi’s brother and sister, that Arbi is really mad. That he does not know what he says and wants no further contact.

The direction said that Arbi best can be locked up in a closed psychiatric institution, in a special institution for mentally ill.

But 10 days ago, Arbi talked with his sister and brother. His sister and brother said he was completely exhausted, but his mind was mentally in order.

Just before the meeting of the Belgian Councel of State that confirmed the extradition of Arbi to Russia which is signed some weeks ago by the minister of Belgian Justice after his contact with the Russian embassy, Arbi was totally isolated.
His sister and brother could not longer visit him.

The direction of the prison and Arbi’s lawyer who has good contacts with the direction of the prison
continuously repeated that Arbi was ‘not very well’, “mumbled incoherent things’, ‘wanted not to sign the report notes of the prison for the admission of visits’ and ‘wanted no contact anymore’.
He was only allowed to have contact with his lawyer who has good contacts with the direction of the prison.
Arbi was declared mentally ill and with the aid of the lawyer, they hoped that his family would believe it.

The direction of the prison states that:
‘everybody can visit him but that he does not want some visit’ and that they have ‘to respect his will’.
‘he can phone but that he does not want to sign a report note for permission’
‘he can write but that he does not want to sign a report note for permission’
‘he can have a television in his loft but that he does not want to sign a report note for permission’

Nobody can control what he is really saying and they can say what they want.

Five days ago an italian doctor could visit Arbi, after a lot of problems about his profession (they didn’t believe he was a doctor). Arbi wanted to see his sister and brother. But they wanted do handcuffs around his wrists. He refused it because he had a lot of pain at his wrists. By the torturous treatment, he had deep wounds at his wrists which wre heavely infected. They could not sew the wounds.

I think that the torturous treatment he was undergoing, the totally isolation, all the lies about what is happening, and the neuroleptics, they are making him really mad.

I wrote about it to the minister of justice Stefaan De Clerck (christen-democrat party) who preaches that a ‘human and righteous justice’ but he didn’t answer me.
I wrote to mister Renaal Landuyt, a ‘socialist’ member of Belgian parliament who is specialised in justice and prison matters. He didn’t answer me.
Yesterday I wrote to Bart Staes, a member of the European Parliamant (Greens). I asked him to use his european mandate to visit Arbi in prison. I am waiting his reply.
I wrote to Pax Christi, a association that’s also working about human rights.
I contacted the Directorate General of the Belgian prisons in Brussels ( a few steps away of the Cabinet of Minister of justice Stefaan De Clerck). They promised me ‘to investigate the case’ but the only result of their ‘investigation’ is that the dramatic situation remains unchanged.

In the prison of Hasselt a Chechen without legs was locked up for 4 months.
In the prison of Bruges there is still detained a Chechen without legs.

In 2005 there were serious problems with some Kurds who where tortured on an unimaginable way in the prison of Bruges.
In 2008 the UN-Comittee Against Torture condamned Belgium for its torture practices in prisons.
Belgium was also criticized on a European level. But nothing changes and even the Belgian Prison Act of 2004 that provided for inspection, is not applied.

04/07/2011

Political refugees Belgium: Arbi Zarmaev needs urgent hospitalization and medical care

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GOOGLE WILL DELETE OUR ACCOUNT

2011/4/7 Gmail info@gmail.com

Dear Email Client, 
you are required to register all your accounts in our data base before the end of this month to prevent your account from been suspended, 
please click on link here and follow the instructions. We are sorry but we are deleting all dormant account, we are trying to give you the best services. Thanks

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Brussels, 2011.4.7

Dear Sir, 

This IS not a 'dormant acount' and you know it.

We repeatedly wrote you but you didn't reply. 

As human rights activists, we have a lot of problems with Belgian Justice who is tapping our emails and phones because of our activities. 
As we wrote you, Belgian Justice who want cover up the Zandvoort childporn case (88.539 victims), has set by court ruling, to one of our board members of our association, a ban to speak with the press and the other board members of our association.

We are working actuallly about Arbi Zarmaev, a political refugee who was tortured in the prisons of Bruges and Hasselt (Belgium). 
Russia asked for his extradition and the Belgian minister of Justice Stefaan De Clerck, who contacted the Russian embassy, had previously signed because 'there is no risk of torture in a Russian or Chechen prison'. 
Arbi Zarmaev weighs only 100 pounds (50 kilo) and is since 14 days enclosed in a darkened isolation cell of 2 x 3 meters of the special security department of the prisons. He was given no drinking during 4 days so he might have kidneyproblems. 
He is awakened every 15 minutes during his sleep. He is completely isolated from his family and his friends. He can not make phone calls. He can not correspond. His situation is worse than that of the prisoners at Guantanamo.
They have appointed a psychiatrist who gives him neuroleptics. Yesterday his wife could look for some minutes through the window of the isolation cell. She saw him motionless on the ground with various medications and a white powder around him. His family was totally panicked. 
He's so sick that there is also a high risk for suicide. 
A few days ago we visited with the family the office of the Belgian minister of Justice and the secretary-general of the Belgian prison system in Brussels. 
We have explained the situation there and they 'would investigate the case'. We also wrote to the minister of Justice and the Belgian MPs. But nothing seems to change and we have the impression that they will let him die in prison. 
Various human rights organizations (Pax Christi, Amnesty International,) have written about the case. There are also some European parliamentarians who have tried to do something.
We are asking for an urgent hospitalization and medical care of Arbi Zarmaev who has also serious wounds that are infected. The wounds were caused by the iron shackles.

We hope that you can understand why we are afraid of phishing practices whereby someone's code is used for closing blogs and e-mail accounts. 
And we are asking you to look for a solution of this problem.

We will publish your message and my reply on Facebook, titled 'GOOGLE WILL DELETE OUR ACCOUNT'.

Regards,

Jan Boeykens

PS. I will send you a copy of my post of Facebook

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03/28/2011

Not afraid of Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton to Gadaffi's supporters: "Do you really want to be a pariah? Do you really want to end up in the international court?"

Our reply: We are not afraid of you Hillary. We don't accept your lies about the so called no-fly zone over Lybia and we are ready to end up in the international court.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/27/libya-nato-st...

03/25/2011

The NATO bombing in Yugoslavia

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THE NATO IN YUGOSLAVIA (24.3.1999- 19.4.1999): 

From the onset of NATO aggression against our country up to 19 April 1999, the North Atlantic Alliance made over 7,000 criminal attacks against the territory of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. 700 warplanes, of which 530 combat planes, were used; more than 2000 cruise missiles were launched and over 6,000 tons of explosives were dropped. 
About 500 civilians were killed and more than 4,000 sustained serious injuries e.g.:
in Kursumlija: 13 dead and 25 wounded;
in Pancevo: 2 dead and 4 wounded;
in Cacak: one dead and 7 wounded;
in Kragujevac: over 120 workers were wounded during an attack on the car factory "Zastava";
in Vranje: two dead and 23 wounded;
in Aleksinac: 12 dead and more than 40 wounded;
in Nagavac village, Orahovac municipality: 11 dead and 5 wounded;
in Pristina: 10 dead and 8 wounded;
Grdelicka gorge: 55 killed and 16 wounded;
attack on two refugee columns, with four cruise missiles, on the Djakovica-Prizren
road: 75 killed and 100 wounded, of whom 26 critically;
in the village of Srbica: 10 killed, among whom 7 children;
Belgrade suburb of Batajnica: a three year old girl was killed, and five civilians wounded.

Three million children are endangered in our country as a result of war and bombardment by NATO. 
After these barbarian attacks hundreds of thousands citizens have been exposed to poisonous gasses which can have a lasting consequences on the health of the entire population and the environment. 
After the demolition of the Petrovaradin bridge, Novi Sad and Petrovaradin were cut of water supply (600 000 citizens) since the main and city pipeline was constructed into the bridge. About one million citizens in our country are short of water supply due to the bombardment of NATO.
About 500 000 workers became jobless due to the total destruction of industrial facilities all around the country. Two million citizens have no means for living and cannot ensure the minimum for existence. 
Overall material damage is enormous. Preliminary estimates indicate that barbaric air strikes of the NATO alliance, since the beginning of the unprovoked aggression on the SR of Yugoslavia, on industrial, commercial and civil facilities and structures, have incurred damages in excess of 10 billion dollars. In the territory of the northern province of Vojvodine alone, damages have been estimated in excess of 3,5 billion dollars. 
(Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of FR Yugoslavia)

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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."


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

02/26/2011

Democracy in the name of Petroleum

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