Posts Tagged ‘Middle East’
Donald Bostrom: Israeli Govt needs to read about democracy
Donald Bostrom Swedish Journalist on Israeli organ harvesting
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis
August 23, 2009, 9:40 AM (GMT+02:00)
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt – unnecessary bombast
Israel’s interior minister Ellie Yishai Sunday suspended the press credentials of Swedish correspondents working in Israel after the Swedish government refused to condemn an Aftonbladet article accusing Israel’s military of stealing organs from dead Palestinians. DEBKAfile‘s political sources report that although this is clearly a contemporary sample of a classical anti-Semitic blood libel, the issue should have been settled diplomatically without the unnecessary bombast which surrounds it.
More about this in DEBKAfile‘s Exclusive Analysis below.
This is a full article from an articulate Palestinian refugee, who chronicles first hand experiences.
Debka: Syrian tanks poised in battle array on Israels border, Damascus military action hard to avoid. & more headlines:
The following snippets are from the last 24 hours, all suggesting a meltdown in Israeli belligerene, and an upping of the ante by Syria and Hizbullah.
Syria moves more tank-artillery forces south to Israel border
Damascus is winding the tensions up to a pitch where some military action against a US Middle East target or ally in Lebanon or Israel is becoming hard to avoid.
Senior IDF officers and some Western military sources are perplexed by the Israeli government’s failure to pursue deterrent action against the Syrian tanks poised in battle array on its border. Instead, the outgoing prime minister Ehud Olmert is busy trying to reviving indirect talks with Syria before he quits, while defense minister Ehud Barak and Kadima leader Tzipi Livni appear unconcerned. Source
From Hizbullah’s web site and Ynet:
‘Israel’s Problems Won’t Wait for New US President’
[Olmert said] that “the discrimination is over, the disregard is over. We will invest in the Arab population in accordance to the severity of its problems and according to its needs. We are not denying the fact that this population was discriminated against for years.“ 04/11/2008 Source
Ynet is leading with the same headline here
Hizbullah wants villages inside Israel
Shiite group’s head of international relations tells Norwegian Ambassador organization won’t settle for Blue Line border. ‘Zionist terror organizations moved the border and robbed Lebanon of seven villages and 20 farms,‘ he says Source
Truth, for a change
[In] a recent interview with outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. “We should withdraw from almost all of the territories, including East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights,” Source
This item from Presstv, be aware that an outpost can mean no more than three tents or shacks.
The Israeli army has dismantled four Jewish outposts in the West Bank city of Ramallah amid a wave of violence against Palestinians. …
“The scope of the conflict will be much larger than it is today and than it was during the disengagement,” Diskin said shortly after the cabinet decided to stop all government support, including direct or indirect, for illegal outposts.
“Our investigation found a very high willingness among this public to use violence – not just stones, but live weapons – in order to prevent or halt a diplomatic process,” Ha’aretz quoted Diskin as saying. Source
Israelis fed fear and hate: Barak and Netanyahu plan emergency Govt for confronting the Iranian nuclear threat.
|Israelis fed fear and hate. If there was no Iran, whom would be the enemy? An enemy is always required. Then there is no soul searching, no self examination.
This is the same line given to everyone else in the run up to the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan. It is treating people with contempt. To be honest the politicians would need to say, ‘If we were them, we would make a Nuclear Bomb’. Anyway almost all countries have biological and chemical weapons, somehow these are different to Nuclear.
|THIS MAP CAN EXPLAIN A LOT TO US ABOUT ACTIONS THAT ARE BEING TAKEN ON THE GROUND.
William Scott Ritter, Jr. (born July 15, 1961) is noted for his role as a chief United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998, and later for his criticism of United States foreign policy in the Middle East. Prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003, Ritter publicly argued that Iraq possessed no significant weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). He became a popular anti-war figure and talk show commentator as a result of his stance. Wikipedia
TruthAlliance.net Editor Jason Charles had a few questions for Mr. Ritter which he graciously allowed us to film.
We explored 3 topics:
1/ If the Bush admin got its way in the mid-east what would it look like,
2/ How can these dis-separate yet justice driven revolutions in America unite,
3/ And his amazing thoughts on a new, fully empowered investigation into the cause of 9-11.
He asked, “Did Bush and Cheney Plan the demise of the building? Was this a terrorist attack by Al-Qaeda? Or was it something in between? Well frankly we don’t know.” How important is this to establishing justice? Mr. Ritter seems to think it is an “absolute requirement to know what happened on 9-11”
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3 minutes Aljazeera coverage of the US ground attack in Pakistan at the begining of this 30 minute video of Middle Eastern news broadcasters
3 minutes Aljazeera coverage of the US ground attack in Pakistan at the begining of this 30 minute video of Middle Eastern news broadcasters.
Etheopia, Syria, Iran, Iraq etcetera are all in the video
There are so many articles and politicians (most recently Putin) saying the US orchestrated the Georgian conflict. The question seems academic. Could anyone imagine Saakashvilli’s Government would dare provoke Russia without the confidence of Western back up / solidarity.
Would Cuba attack the US? Or Ireland attack the UK without coordination from abroad? It is out of the question.
Clearly the Neocons did not deliver the backup when it was needed. Belatedly they are trying. It was a monumental failure of decision making (and no doubt intelligence). Yes Medvedev was on holiday, Putin was in Peking, that obviously did not matter. The real problem is we poor subjects are likely to fall victim in an unfolding war. Events are going in that direction.
Some heads have surely rolled, Commanders that authorised it. Unfortunately that is our very leadership, so there is a limit to how many heads can roll.
History is full of wars starting when the eyes of the Public (and the enemy) are elsewhere. Georgia attacked as the Olympics were starting. When Britain went to war in the Falklands, Israel attacked Lebanon. But now the so called enemies are coordinated: Iran, Russia, Syria, Hizbollah and even Hamas. Let us hope that while all attention is on the Black Sea, Something doesn’t start elsewhere, like in Lebanon (or Columbia / Venezuela? Who knows). First of all it will not work, and secondly it will spread.
Israel has been carrying out Mock air raids over Lebanon for the past few days, that is low flying aircraft. And not a word about it in the Mainstream press.