Mr. Adnan Oktar’s live talk with the adviser to the Israeli Ministry of Defense, Dr. Ely Karmon on A9 TV (17 January 2012; 22:00) Harun Yahya

When Turkey’s Weirdest Televangelist Met Sean Ali Stone

Or: Why I don’t bother writing fiction anymore
Adnan Oktar’s live talk with Dr. Ely Karmon (17 January 2012) 






The former Israeli ambassador to Canada, Alan Baker, also seems to have a bit of excess time on his hands; he too dropped by the Yahya studio for a long chat about regional geopolitics:

Turkey has set a missile shield upin Malatya in order to protect Israel. It is setting up a missile, radar system. And the main, I can almost say only, aim is the protection of Israel. And Turkey is takinga great risk here. It has signed up for this, even though it has become a target itself.

In the event of a nuclear attack, the nuclear missiles will be stopped within Turkish air space. AndTurkey will be at risk. Yet it still takes such an extraordinarily altruistic measure for
the sake of protecting Israel. This by itself is clear proof of how much Turkey, the Turkish government love Israel and are determined to protect it. Words are unimportant.

It is that actions that speak louder. I also stand as guarantor for the Prime Minister.
Do not concentrate on his words against Israel; in his heart, character and soul he

is an exceedingly affectionate, compassionate and pure individual. He is sincere and well-intentioned. You can trust him. You like and trust me, so believe in whatI say. No problems would arise on that.

ALAN BAKER: Well, thank you; I’m very happy to hear this. I mean, it’s a great relief




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If Palestinians disappear, who cares?

by Lauren Booth
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Lauren BoothOsama Qashoo, film director, activist
Extra reporting; Lauren Booth
On the 21 and 27 June, two asylum seeker vessels heading from port of  Pelabuhan Ratu on the south-eastern coast of Java – a popular embarkation point for Australia disappeared. The boats were overladen with men, women and children, desperately seeking a new life, when the suspected sinkings took place.

Such tragedies are all too rare in the world of people smuggling. But this horror has an extra dimension to it, as the majority of the missing passengers were Palestinian refugees. This has led to a cruel fiasco of disinterest from all the regional authorities, who, even 30 days after the disappearance have failed to send out any search party for the missing. The trail of disinterest spreads from the Australian government right the way to the Palestinian Authority itself.

Whilst other families of the missing have received some contact and support from the authorities, the Palestinian families, in Iraqi refugee camps, are left still without news of their relatives. 28 Palestinians were in the boats believed to have sunk between Indonesia and Australia.

For an entire month,  families of the Palestinian refugees from Iraq have been waiting for news of their family members still missing at sea.
Their story is the tragedy of the ongoing Nakba (tragedy) itself. The grandparents of those missing were forced to flee their homes in the cities of Acre and Haifa by the Zionist movement  in 1948. After years of hardships, roaming from refugee camp to refugee camp in the Middle East, these families arrived, penniless and stateless, in Iraq.

In Iraq, poverty and war stayed with the refugee families until in utter despondency, their children and grandchildren once again set off escaping sectarianviolence after the war on Iraq and got stuck in the middle of the sand for years on the Jordan-Iraq border, then part of them where dispatched to Brazil where they are now living in the jungle and the rest set yet again for an unknown future towards Europe.

Cyprus, not so long ago, was a friend to the Palestinian cause; a people with a shared past, dating back to the Phoenician times. Now however, with money talking louder than the Cypriot government’s conscience, Palestinian refugees are even here treated as criminals. And so the families were left to live on the streets, without schooling and in severe breach of their basic human rights and devoid of any support from the authorities and with little to no chance of their asylum cases being accepted.
Finally, in desperation, families established humble funds to sail the families towards Australia. A bad idea certainly, as Australia’s reputation for helping the world’s needy who arrive on their shores is also at an all- time low.

For two decades, Australia has experimented with different asylum policies.  The destitute who attempt to reach Australia by boat in order to claim refugee status or ‘boat people’ typically make their way from the world’s trouble spots, including Iraq and Sri Lanka. Once they arrive in Indonesia or Malaysia, professional smugglers are engaged who arrange unsecured transit  to Australia on small freighters or large fishing boats.

In 2011, the media brought us images of asylum seekers in Australia mounting the rooftops of their detention centres. Their protest finally brought to light the inhumane conditions faced  in what amounts to little more than concentration camps on the Australian mainland and especially on Christmas Island. The riots were a reflection of the anger and frustration with the Australian government’s policy of mandatory detention for asylum seekers until their status is determined; this process that can take more than two years.

Yet still the ‘boat people’ head to Australia. Not in great numbers, as the government there would have you believe but in numbers small enough to make it clear that Australia is still failing to meet its international minimum duties regarding the acceptance and aid of asylum seekers. The number of men, women and children  awaiting a decision on whether they will be granted refugee status is relatively low compared to other countries.

UNHCR has reported that Australia had 5,242 official asylum seekers whose cases were pending at the end of 2011, which does not even place Australia in the top 40 states with the largest number of asylum seekers worldwide. Last year, there were some 4,500 migrants who entered Australian territory by boat, according to the Immigration Department and Minister for Home Affairs (up from about 2,700 boat people in 2009). A minuscule amount in immigration terms. But these people are amongst the most desperate of all; those who, with no hope for a future anywhere, else pile into unsafe vessels praying for a safe haven.

Today, the confusion about what precisely is the fate of the Palestinians aboard the most recent boats to sink in this desperate search for justice remains unclear.

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship has closed the dedicated information collection telephone line it operated following the sinking on 21 and 27 June for the two asylum seeker vessels. Relatives of the missing continue to telephone the department seeking information on loved ones they believe may have been on one of the vessels.

In accordance with Australia’s privacy laws, the department refuses to release information about people who have arrived in Australia seeking asylum.

All people who survived the sinking, say the authorities, have telephoned a relative or friend to let them know of their arrival on Christmas Island. They have also been issued with a telephone card which they can use to telephone other relatives or friends.

Yet, only in a small number of cases have the authorities been able to match the names of survivors with the names of people sent to them leaving families in a terrible limbo.

What happened to the boats? Why did they sink – did they sink? Why the silence in the media about such a tragedy which usually sparks front pages and comment pieces about asylum seekers and the status of refugees?

Perhaps worst of all for the families awaiting what will now certainly be bad news has been the silence from the Palestinian Authority itself.

One caller to a regional ambassador to Indonesia/Malaysia said he was told; ‘I’ll look into the matter after my lunch next Wednesday.’ The call was made on Friday. Nothing has been heard since.
The question then arises, the question that will remain the same until the Palestinian people are given their legal right to return to their own land; ‘Who is responsible for the rights of the refugees from 1948 and their descendants? And. When will justice finally be done?

The Australian Red Cross (in partnership with International Red Cross and Red Crescent counterparts) is assisting in providing tracing services for survivors and the immediate family members of passengers aboard the vessels. The Australian authorities have made it clear that as this incident occurred at sea, they may never be able to confirm the identities of all victims. The Department is unable to provide further details at this time.

Below is a list of all those missing and still unaccounted for. Please pray for them and their families. Please contact the Palestinian ambassador in your country and the Australian authorities and demand answers for the families awaiting news.

الحالة الأجتماعية _ متزوج  وله ثلاثة  اطفال
علما ان عائلتة موجودة في قبرص
الاسم _ مظفر عثمان عبد الحفيظmothafer Othman abed alhafeeth
Age -41
الحالة الأجتماعية_ متزوج  وله ثلاثة  اطفال- married with 3 kids
علما ان عائلتة موجودة في قبرصfamily in larnaka
الاسم _ روحي صبري الحامدي                  الاسم_ يسرى سعيد نايف العمرو rohi sabri alhamdi  60 years old
العمر _57     عامر      العمر _60
الاسم _عمار روحي صبري الحامدي
العمر_ 24 عام
الاسم _ عبد الناصر روحي صبري الحامدي  abed alnaser rohi alhamedi 22 years old
العمر _ 22 عام
اسم زوجتة  _ تجالي زهير عادل النابلسي
Wife  tajali zuheer alnabulsi  22 years old
العمر _ 22 عام
ملاحظه هذه الاسماء عائلة  كاملة على نفس القارب
الاسم _ عمر ابراهيم عارف الملحم
العمر _ 35 عام
اسم الزوجه _ اميرة شعبان شعيب
العمر _ 32 عام
اسم الاطفال
1_ يسرى عمر ابراهيم عارف الملحم           13 عام
2_ ابراهيم عمر ابراهيم عارف الملحم           11 عام
3_ اميرة عمر ابراهيم عارف الملحم            4 عام
4_ يامن عمر ابراهيم عارف الملحم             1 عام
ملاحظه هذه الاسماء عائلة  كاملة على نفس القارب
الاسم _ عنان عبد الفتاح الاسعد
العمر _ 53 عام
اسم الزوجه _ علياء عادل الاسعد
العمر _ 45 عام
1_ عبد الله عنان عبد الفتاح الاسعد              17 عام
2_همام عنان عبد الفتاح الاسعد                   15 عام
3_ حارث  عنان عبد الفتاح الاسعد              13 عام
ملاحظه هذه الاسماء عائلة  كاملة على نفس القارب
الاسم _ عبد ابراهيم احمد ملحم
العمر _ 33 عام
الحالة الأجتماعية _ متزوج  وله اثنان  اطفال
علما ان عائلتة موجودة في قبرص

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The Battle of Damascus: Armed opposition between the wrong choices and the Turkish-Gulf wishfull thinking


“The regime draged us to his strong fort and will defeat us this” said a Syrian former officer who previously worked in the military before retiring  and leave Syria to France. The former officer said this in a discussion between Syrian dissidents about the battle of Damascus prior to bombing the national security headquarters.

Speaking about the basis plan adopted by the leaders of the armed groups present in Damascus the or Homs or came to Deir Baalaba and the border areas with Jordan, the man said the whole process is based on the wishes that moving the military situation in Damascus
may encourage some military sectors around the capital to split.

He mentioned selected names and symbols of some military sectors, the opposition hopes it may defect and turns the balance of power. “If the army remained intact for 72 hours, the army will defeat us in the battle of Damascus and we will not be able to return to it with the current force before long.

A debate is going on among the Syrian opposition about the so-called zero hour in Damascus that led to the defeat, some say it was not necessary especially in the month of Ramadan, which according to some opposition circles was an oppprtionity for popular movements and demonstrations in Damascus, but the armed groups  by opening battle provided the regime a chance to smash the the untrained hotheads who lack coordination on the ground and ability to work according to field conditions and political and popular facts in Syria, not according to the wishes of Qatar or Saudi Arabia or Turkey.

This early and un-organized battle came under the pressure from the Gulf and Turkey rushing things in Syria for fear of possible Russian American agreement.

Seeking symbolism, the timing of the battle was chosen coincide with the beginning of Ramadan and the first anniversary of the so-called battle of Tripoli in Libya.

Marsh towards Damascus
They were told that priority is marching to Damascus; hundreds of gunmen began moving towards the capital after the collapse of Baba Amr  in Homs.
Officer Ahmed Abu Al-Sil of Deraa was the first followed by waves of militants heading to Damascus which culminated in June waiting for the advent of the holy month of Ramadan.  

The plan for Damascus fall and its details was inspired by fall of Tripoli in Libya, with one difference, the absence of sea in Damascus. The Salafi fighter mobilized in densely populated areas as happened last year in Tripoli and led fast collapse of Gaddafi, This didn’t happen in Syria.

The Qatari Foreign Minister Hamad Ibn Jassem Al-Thani said at the Conference of friends Syria held in Paris on the 6th of last month, reflecting the primitive mentality in dealing with the crisis, especially in terms symbolism, said that there was no need for initiatives and political moves, the Syrian President will will fall before next September. His plan failed completely in Damascus.

After the shocking national security bombing and cleaning Al-Maydan in Central Damascus from Islamists, the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan confessed that Assad still in rule and the situation remains unchanged; he then started speaking about the decisive battle of Aleppo the same way he talked about the decisive battle in Damascus

 Why the Syrian army in Aleppo would repeat what it did in Damascus?
The Syrian sources have no doubt that the Syrian army will regain control on neighbourhood controlled by armed opposition, and will repeat Damuscus scene in Aleppo due to several reasons, most notably that the Kurds in the city would not intervene in the interests of the opposition as well as most of the militants aee non-city residents who came from rural idleb would face the same fate of the gunmen who entered Damascus, besidesthe Palestinian fator is absent Palestinian in Aleppo while its influence was strong in  in Yarmouk camp in Damascus .

 Next week will be crucial, and decisive for all armed action in Syria if the Syrian army cleared the city of Aleppo, as he did in Damascus.

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West provoking civil war in Syria: Jonathan Steele

by Jonathon Blakeley
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Published on Jul 30, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 and many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the turmoil.

The Syrian government says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the driving factor behind the unrest and deadly violence while the opposition accuses the security forces of being behind the killings.

The anti-Syria Western regimes have been calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, but Russia and China remain strongly opposed to the Western drive to oust Assad.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on July 28, “Our Western partners… together with some of Syria’s neighbors are essentially encouraging, supporting and directing an armed struggle against [the Syrian government].”

Press TV has conducted an interview with Jonathan Steele, former foreign editor of the Guardian and the author of Ghosts of Afghanistan, to further talk over the issue.

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It happened in July

It happened in July

My Photo3 July 1919: Syrian Arab Congress (attended by 15 delegates from Palestine) emphasizes Arab Unity and rejection of colonialism.

July 1920: The World Zionist Organization meeting in London establishes a new financial arm to raise money called Keren Hayesod. Since then donations were collected from Jews around the world to help dispossess the native Palestinians to transform Palestine to a Jewish state.
1314 July 1922: General strike throughout Palestine opposing the British occupation and the Zionist project.
14 July 1920: France demanded that King Faisal in Damascus end conscription and surrender his garrisons to French troops. He was forced to concede against the wishes of his people, but the French still betrayed him and forced him out of Damascus
24 July 1922: The League of Nations voted to approve the British Mandate of Palestine formalizing complicity of Western powers in the rape of Palestine.
22 July 1946: A Jewish Zionist underground group blow-up the King David hotel in Jerusalem housing also the British civil administration. The bomb killed 28 British, 41 Christians and Muslim Palestinians, 17 Jewish Palestinians, and 5 others while injuring over 200. This was in a string of terrorist attacks from underground forces whose leaders later became Israeli Prime ministers (Shamir, Begin etc).
9 July 1948: Start of Israeli operations labeled Dani and Dekel that broke the truce and continued the ethnic cleansing of Palestinian villages and towns.
24 July 48: Ijzim massacre by Zionist forces and the ethnic cleansing of the village. (and click on pictures)
31 July 1951: Israeli High Court of Justice, ordered the Israeli military to allow the villagers of Iqrith to return to their village. To this day this order has not been implemented because Israel did not want to set a precedent of villagers allowed to return (even if these are technically not refugees).
July 26, 1956: Despite imperialist and Zionist threats, Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal.
6 July 1958: Palestinian conferences were held simultaneously in Nazareth and Akka and were attended by about 120 Palestinians (40 others were placed under house arrest, preventing their participation). This heralded the beginning of organized political structures among Palestinians in the 1948 areas after the Nakba.
July 16, 1958: American Marines landed in Lebanon
July 18, 1958: Iraqi people overthrow the British installed Hashemite dynasty
15 July 1963: General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW) founded in Jerusalem
July 25, 1967: Israel conducts a census of the occupied territories it just conquered (WB, Gaza, Golan, Sinai). All people outside (students studying, those who left because of eh attack, business people, others) are denied return. 300,000 new refugees were thus created to add to millions created earlier.
July 1968: The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacked an El-Al airplane. The new PLO under leadership of Fatah denounced the action.
July 11, 1970: Attempted assassination of Dr. Wadi Haddad, PFLP commander in Beirut injring his wife and son.
July 23, 1970: President of Egypt Jamal Abdul Nasser accepted the Rogers proposals for peace in the Middle East.
July 1971: Hashemite monarchy in Jordan drives the last of the Palestinian guerrilla fighters from Jordan and consolidates its grip on power in this country, home to the largest population of Palestinian refugees,
July 1971: The first Socialist Republic was declared in Sudan but quickly crushed by dictators Anwar Sadat of Egypt and Moamar Qaddafi of Libya. They restored Numeiry to power and instigated a communist/socialist witch-hunt in the three countries.
8 July 1972: Famous Palestinian novelist Ghassan Kanafani murdered by an Israeli car bomb in Beirut
30 July 1973 Aref Al-Aref dies. He is a famous Palestinian leader (including mayor of Jerusalem) and intellectual
5 July 1974: Palestinian leader in the 1930s, Haj Amin Al-Hussaini died in Beirut
11 July to 6 August 1975: Hunger strike among Palestinian political prisoners that heralded significant changes and set a precedent for mass protest in Israeli jails; a form of popular unarmed resistance among hundreds of others (see Mazin Qumsiyeh, Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of Hope and Empowerment, Pluto Press, 2011)
July 1977, President Jimmy Carter tried to convince the newly elected Likud leader, Menachem Begin, to freeze settlement activity as part of the peace agreements with Egypt. Instead, Begin allocated Ariel Sharon to the task of drafting a program for accelerated settlement activity.
31 July 1985: The Israeli Knesset amended the Basic Law on elections by adding that “A list of candidates shall not participate in Knesset elections if any of the following is expressed or implied in its purpose or deeds: 1) Denial of the existence of the State of Israel as the state of the Jewish people, 2) Denial of the democratic character of the State, 3) Incitement to racism”. This effectively bars any party that promotes changing Israel to a secular and democratic state of its citizens from running in the elections.
July 1987: Assassination of cartoonist Naji Al Ali (of Handala fame) in London by the Israeli Mossad.
7 July 1988: First major raid on Beit Sahour because of its tax-revolt during the intifada
30 July 1988: During the peak of the intifada (uprising of 1987-1991), King Hussein of Jordan reluctantly ends the “unity” between Jordan and the West Bank and declares that the PLO is responsible for that territory under Israeli occupation.
14 July 1992: In the New York Times, Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli Prime Minister (and terrorist) states: “The Jewish State cannot exist without a special ideological content. We cannot exist for long like any other state whose main interests is to insure the welfare of its citizens.
July 2000: Camp David Summit brought on by US President Clinton and Israeli PM Ehud Barak to force Arafat to accept apartheid as a final settlement.
9 July 2004: International Court of Justice rules that the apartheid wall and Jewish settlements inside the West Bank including in Jerusalem are illegal per international law and must be dismantled.
9 July 2005: Palestinian Civil Society Call to Action that includes call for boycotts, divestments and sanctions against Israel
July 2006: Israel war on the civilian population of Lebanon destroying many villages and damaging infrastructure. US vetoes a UNSC resolution to stop the aggression (the sole no vote at the Security Council).
July 2010: Israeli government under Netanyahu orders that archives that were to be declassified after 50 years will remain sealed for another 20 years. These attempts at hiding dirty secrets including war crimes and crimes against humanity of Israel’s formative years continue.
July 2010: Israeli forces demolish a Palestinian village in the Jordan valley (Al-Farasiya), demolish other homes in other towns, and kills and injures many Palestinians in a familiar ritual of occupation and colonization done with western (especially US) support.
July 2012: In pre-election maneuvering, US President Obama and the US congress decides to give more of US taxpayer’s money to Israel and his main Republican Challenger declares illegally occupied Jerusalem as “capital of Israel”. Both Republican and Democratic parties to receive each >$100 million in donations from Zionists (a cheap investment considering billions that go to Israel yearly). Meanwhile Israeli forces cap the month with more home demolitions and murder of Palestinians.

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Syria, imminent site of third US heavy defeat in region: Iran Cmdr.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (file photo)
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (file photo)
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:19PM GMT
There is a solemn resolve in the Syrian regime for a full-scale confrontation with the enemy, as there is no other way but to expel the terrorists, enemies and aggressors.”
Deputy Head of the Iranian Armed Forces’ Chiefs of Staff Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri
A senior Iranian commander says Syria is on course to become the site of the “third heavy defeat” of the US and its allies in the region.

In an interview with Iran’s Arabic-language news channel Al-Alam, Iranian Armed Forces’ Deputy Chief of Staff Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said the Western-stoked Syrian unrest is the extension of the 22-Day and 33-Day wars in Gaza and Lebanon, respectively, and seeks to establish “a more extensive and permanent presence” for the US in the region.

“A massive front, led by the US and the global Zionism, once again tried to plunge the region into chaos and achieve their long-term objectives,” he said.

The Israeli regime waged a 22-day Christmas war on the densely populated Gaza Strip in 2008, which left more than 1,400 Palestinians dead including at least 300 children.

The Gaza War saw Hamas preventing Tel Aviv from materializing its stated aim of destroying the Palestinian resistance movement.

Forces with the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah also defended Lebanon against the Israeli invaders during the 33-Day War in 2006 and Tel Aviv was compelled to withdraw its troops without having achieved any of its objectives.

Jazayeri said a spectrum of conspirators against Damascus, which include the US, some European countries and some Middle Eastern states, has targeted another arm of the anti-Zionist resistance movement, but the Syrian Army, people, and regime are so far “in command of the situation.”

“There is a solemn resolve in the Syrian government for a full-scale confrontation with the enemy, as there is no other way but to expel the terrorists, enemies and aggressors.”

He said Damascus has many friends inside and outside the region, but the Syrian Army and government have so far “single-handedly” managed to quell the crisis.

“So far there has been no need for the Syrian friends and allies to enter the fray with full force, and our estimation is that such a necessity will not arise in the future either,” Jazayeri said.

He further rejected the Western allegations that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps is aiding the Syrian regime, stressing that in the current situation, Iran’s support is of a “spiritual and expansive” nature.

“However, our support might vary depending on the conditions. It goes without saying that we will respond to threats with threats.”

Asked whether there is at least a theoretical possibility that Iran might become involved in a war waged by other parties in Syria, Jazayeri said, “We are sensitive toward our allies and the resistance [movement] in the region, and will not allow the enemy to advance.”



Western press portrayed these photos as Syrian tanks moving into Aleppo, when in actual reality, it’s Russian made tanks on the way to South Ossetia, how many lies do the West have to portray in order to demonize Bashar Al Assad and Syria?.


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