Sayyed Nasrallah Refutes Rumors, Stresses: “We Won’t Be Dragged into Sedition”

 
 
Marwa Haidar
 
AsSayyed Nasrallah his eminence appeared on Wednesday on al-Manar TV to refute rumors over his health condition, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah warned that there have been sides who seek sectarian sedition in Lebanon.

Sayyed Nasrallah said that there are clerics among the Sunni sect, who have been adopting an escalating rhetoric, wondering if “their incitement is based on realities or illusions.”
His eminence also tackled the electoral law, calling for discussing the proposal of a law based on single district with proportional representation.

Hezbollah S.G.said that there is an armed campaign aimed to displace people who live in villages located in the Syrian border, stressing that these people have been defending themselves.

Sayyed Nasrallah also urged the government to convene in order to discuss the ranks and salaries system and to settle this issue.

“SOME SEEK SECTARIAN SEDITION AMONG MUSLIMS

Sayyed Nasrallah warned that some people have been seeking sectarian sedition, noting that there are clerics among Sunni sect who have been adopting an inciting rhetoric.

“There are sides that are driving sectarian strife, especially between Sunnites and Shiites, in an accelerated manner,” Sayyed Nasralla addressed his people on al-Manar TV

“There are MPs and clerics among the Sunni sect who have been adopting an escalating rhetoric,” his eminence said, wondering: “This incitement is based on realities or illusions?”

“If it’s based on realities let us sit together and talk about it in order to solve the problem. But is it is based on illusions, let us know who has been seeking sedition in our country.”

Sayyed Nasrallah also stressed that “we must not sit and simply watch who are seeking strife, and this needs wise people who intervene in a bid to reconcile between the sides who are at odds.”
“I say to those who simply watch any dispute that the “strife is not in favor of any side in this country.”

“WRONG CALCULATIONS”

On the issue of Sidon and the threats made by Imam of Bilal Bin Rabah Mosque Sheikh Ahmad Assir, Sayyed Nasrallah warned against “wrong calculations”, but stressed that Hezbollah “won’t be dragged into sedition.”

Asking whether the residing in Sidon needs permission from one side or another, Syyed Nasrallah said: “we were engaged in Sidon’s liberation… and after the Israeli withdrawal from the city we have apartments, houses, mosques and complexes there since 20 or 25 years.”

“We didn’t have an office near a Mosque, however this mosque was built near the office,” Sayyed Nasrallah said referring to Bilal Bin Rabah Mosque.

Assir threatened last week that a Hezbollah office near his mosque should be evacuated by Hezbollah members. However Sayyed Nsrallah stressed that this office was established even before Bilal Bin Rabah Moasque was built.

“ORTHODOX PROPOSAL OR SINGLE DISTRICT WITH PROPRTIONAL SYSTEM”Sayyed Nasrallah

Speaking about the electoral law, Sayyed Nasrallah called to seriously discuss the law of single district with proportional representation.

His eminence said that this proposal is the most appropriate electoral law since it goes beyond the negative points of the Orthodox Gathering proposal.

He also said that “there are foreign and local powers that have been driving for delaying the elections.

Responding to claims that Hezbollah favors postponing elections, Sayyed Nasrallah stressed “it’s of Hezbollah’s interest to hold the elections on time.”

However, he said that some sides prefer to delay the elections, as they bet on the fall of the Syrian regime.
“Who wants to delay the elections, let him announce his intention and causes without accusing others of being interested in the delay.”

ARMED CAMPAIGN AGAINST LEBANESE BORDER VILLAGES

Sayyed Nasrallah indicated there has been an armed campaign against some Lebanese villages on the Syrian border.

“These campaigns are aimed at displacing the people of these villages. These people hold weapons to defend themselves, and their land.”

In this context, Hezbollah S.G. said “it is their right to defend themselves,” but stressed that they should not attack any one.

Syrian armed opposition has occupied some Shiite villages in Syria, as it displaced its people whose some of them are now seeking shelter in the region of Bekaa and Hermel.”

ISSUES OF RANKS AND SALARIES, KIDNAPPING

On the other hand, Sayyed Nasrallah urged the government to settle ranks and salaries system, calling for a quick and exceptional session in which this issue will be approved and then to refer it to the Parliament.

Meanwhile, his eminence tackled the kidnapping Lebanon has been witnessing since weeks ago, considering this issue a dangerous one.

He called for a national cooperation to confront this phenomenon, stressing that the state, security body and the judicial authority should hold their responsibilities in this problem.

Source: Al-Manar Website
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EXCERPT OF INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT ASSAD


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Abu Arfa: calling for national Reconciliation in Syria,

فيديو – الشيخ صلاح الدين أبو عرفة : كان أحرى بيوسف القرضاوي وبمشايخ الأزهر أن يدعوا إلى عصمة دماء المسلمين
أكد الشيخ صلاح الدين أبو عرفة أحد أئمة المسجد الأقصى أنه كان أيسر لمن بدأ الحرب على سورية وأعان عليها ودعا إليها وأرسل بالسلاح أن يدعو إلى الخير لأنه أنفع لأهلها وأنجى له يوم الدين .
 
وقال أبو عرفة في رسالة وجهها إلى السوريين من مدينة القدس المحتلة “أقول لكم يا أهل الشام ما نصح لكم ولا صدقكم من دعاكم إلى الحرب وحرضكم عليها ودفعكم في نارها وأوارها وهو آمن طاعم.. طامع في قصورها” موضحا أنه ليس في كتاب الله ما يدعو إليه هؤلاء المفسدون الذين سعوا في الأرض فسادا وأهلكوا حرثها ونسلها داعيا أهل الشام إلى إصلاح ذات البين والسلم والرحمة.
وبين أبو عرفة أنه كان أحرى بيوسف القرضاوي وبمشايخ الأزهر أن يدعوا إلى عصمة دماء المسلمين من أمة محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم كما دعوا إلى عصمة دماء المصريين مبينا أن المرجع والإمام الأكبر للمسلمين جميعا هو كتاب الله.. من قال به فقد صدق وأفلح ومن خالفه فقد كذب وخاب وخسر وغش وهو ليس من المسلمين في شيء.

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Lebanon unions launch "revolution of the hungry"

“I wrote in the only language that they understand,” a private school teacher says of his banner at the 5,000-strong march. (Photo: Al-Akhbar – Sandra al-Hadi)
 
Published Wednesday, February 27, 2013
 
Lebanon’s unions launched “the revolution of the hungry” as thousands flocked to the streets to demand the enactment of an agreed upon pay raise and an enhanced social security package Wednesday.

Teachers and public workers have been on an open-ended strike since February 19 over delays to a salary scale hike first passed by cabinet more than 18 months ago. It awaits parliament’s approval.
Union Coordination Committee chief Hana Ghareeb delivered an impassioned speech declaring the 5,000-strong march the start of “the revolution of the hungry”, and threatened to call for a country-wide, general strike if the issue continues to be stalled.

Prime Minister Najib Mikati vowed last week to refer the salary plan to parliament on Monday, but did not deliver. An estimated $1.2 billion would be needed to finance the hike.

Minister of Economy and Trade Nicolas Nahas said Monday that funding the wage hike requires further study in order to balance budget and funding. The minister added that the cabinet will not take any step before studying its consequences on the economy.

Many of the protesters leveled their chants and banners at Nahas and other business leaders, such as Chamber of Commerce chief Mohammed Choucair, who are staunch opponents of the salary hikes.
“We’re with the Union Coordination Committee, against the Committee of Thieves,” said one placard held by a protester in a Guy Fawkes mask, in an apparent reference to economic committees against the salary revisions.

Meanwhile, activists accused TV media outlets of under-reporting Wednesday’s march, devoting larger chunks of air time to factional issues, soap operas and Pope Benedict’s farewell ceremony in the Vatican.

“I think politics is nothing compared to someone demanding their right to live, and to live with dignity,” one protester, a student at Notre Dame University, told Al-Akhbar.

“Teachers raised us. If it weren’t for them, we wouldn’t have gotten where we have in life, we wouldn’t have gone to universities. If we don’t stand by their side, who will?”
Teachers and public workers marched in droves from the popular inner-city neighborhood of Barbir to the prime minister’s office (the Serail) in central Beirut. They hailed from all parts of Lebanon to say, “We are fed up.”

The protest is considered to be the largest economic protest since the end of the country’s civil war (1975-1990).”We need laws that protect our rights. We are fed up. I have been teaching for thirty years. I have a family and children in universities. How can I live?” said one woman who teaches at Beirut’s International College, considered one of the country’s most prestigious schools.

Starting salaries in schools range between $500 and $800, and go up to around $1,300 for those with several decades of experience.
“I made this poster, these are all symbols that I just made up,” said one artist and teacher at a private school in Aintoura. He was carrying a yellow poster with pseudo-heiroglyphics that alluded to a famous Arabic swear word (see photo).

“I wrote in the only language that they understand. They keep promising and lying. We should have done that a long time ago, but we just kept postponing it for the sake of our students. But we reached a point where it is intolerable, and now we’re here today.”
[Reporting by Sandra al-Hadi and Ahmad Nassar]
(Al-Akhbar)

SCC: For a General Strike if Salary Scale not Discussed
 
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protestsThe Syndicate Coordination Committee in Lebanon organized a protest Wednesday that headed towards the Grand Serail in Down Town Beirut and demanded that a new salary scale be referred to the Lebanese parliament.

The protest took off from the Barbir region to the Grand Serail, as participants raised banners saying: “We will not end the open strike until the salary scale is referred to the Parliament without any delay or neglect.”

Another banner said “fund the salary scale from wasted money and corruption…”

For his part, Head of the SCC Hanna Gharib said that “our movement today is not the climax, but a direct indication that they must understand well.”

Gharib added: “This movement is the beginning of the starved people’s uprising in Lebanon,” and called for “referring the salary scale in accordance to the agreement.”

He warned of manipulating with teachers’ rights, saying: “Respect your signatures and act responsibly so that Lebanon would have officials up to the Lebanese people’s standards”.

Source: Agencies
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Salman to Al-Manar Website: People Pledge ‘No Retreat’, People Grant Legitimacy

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Bahrain: Sheikh Ali SalmanThere are no backward steps in Bahrain. All sacrifices are possible in exchange of freedom, equality, and democracy the Bahraini people are rising to achieve. The island’s uprising has been two-years old, yet it becomes more popular than its very first day on February 14, 2011.

Not only the democracy which represents the rule of people, but also the revolution as well. It is the rule of Bahraini people who are still asserting every time that: “Whom who offered all such sacrifices will not retreat.”

The equation popular presence has imposed in February 2013, even if misread by the regime, was grabbed by the opposition forces, which asserted that there is no place for any political solution unless people accept it. The equation also states that people won’t be only represented by associations, but people are those who decide legitimacy and grant it.
This is what Secretary General of the Islamic National Association, Sheikh Ali Salman, asserts in his special interview with Al-Manar website, on the second anniversary of the popular uprising in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Q: When concerns were raised about dialogue and its seriousness, Bahrainis inaugurated the third year of their revolution sacrificing three martyrs. Where does the dialogue stand after those events?

Sheikh Salman: It is true that the ongoing dialogue might not be fruitful because the regime does not take it seriously till the moment, and what we see is a kind of political maneuver and evasiveness. As for our way to deal with it, we will be much aware and alerted. Political administration will take local and foreign situations into consideration to prevent authorities’ tricks from showing the opposition rejecting the solutions that come up via serious dialogues.

We, as opposition political forces, are serious to transform any opportunity for negotiation and dialogue into a real exit from the crisis in Bahrain. However, sacrificing martyrs and the increasing number of victims of the official violence assert the regime’s unseriousness regarding dialogue. Indicators show what is opposite to the chances of the dialogue success, as well as to the end of the crisis via solutions that are convincing for the people and meet their expectations.

Democratic national opposition forces are looking forward to a permanent and inclusive political solution which achieves equality, justice, and democracy among citizens rather than being nominal and fragile agreements.
Q: The Bahraini opposition has put nine conditions to participate in the dialogue. Amongst them was that the Bahraini authority should be a main partner in the dialogue rather than being only a sponsor. How did the authority deal with those points? What is the goal behind proposing them?
Sheikh Salman: The nine points represent the base of the dialogue. They belong to ordinary logical mechanisms which are not in favor of the opposition as much as they represent the main pillars on which any serious and real dialogue is based in order to move in the right path and reach influential results that contribute to moving Bahrain toward building the state, as well as political, economic, and social stability.

The primary sessions of those meetings are still discussing those points without reaching any agreement due to the official partner’s inflexibility.

Q: You paid several visits recently to Egypt and Russia, how do you evaluate such visits, and how do they benefit solving the Bahraini issue? Did you notice sympathy and understanding to the Bahraini popular demands?

Sheikh Salman: It is normal for the opposition, in applying its strategy, to communicate with various countries, explain its viewpoint and present its vision in solving the Bahraini issue to meet the people’s expectations. This is not considered an intervention in our local affairs; and the regime is paying very big amounts to gain support. The regime also employs several companies of public relations on which it spent more than 26 million Bahraini Dinars only in 2012.

The national democratic opposition is working to communicate with different international sides effective in the Bahraini arena.

Q: Some would say that any solution for the Bahraini crisis is linked to the developments in Syria. How precise this view is? Do you believe that any solution in the country needs an international sponsorship?

Sheikh Salman: The two issues are not related. We don’t know if any international party has linked the issues to each other. It is untrue that our revolution and its success entirely rely on a regional factor, especially the Syrian one. We advise the regime not to wait for the people in Bahrain to recede their demands for a regional or international factor.

Yet, the causes of the Arab nation are interrelated, but not in the way mentioned in your question. Formerly, some linked Gadhafi’s toppling or his victory to the issue in Bahrain, yet what we witnessed was the opposite. Yes, the freedom of a group of people motivates other suffering peoples and gives them hope.

Q: In its speech, the Bahraini opposition always discriminates between a strict wing in the royal family and another moderate one. Till the moment, the protesters weren’t treated but strictly. Then where is that moderate wing? Why was it excluded from the political scene? Will it lead the scene soon instead of the strict one?

Sheikh Salman: The strict wing is the one shedding blood increasingly and causing more and more troubles. It kills, releases its civil militias to commit crimes, burns, attacks banks and stores. It also invents bombs and cells in an attempt to show that popular parties are behind all the violations and attacks it is committing. This aims at hindering any chance for dialogue, although it is not serious, as well as discouraging the chance to meet. In fact, it refuses approaching dialogue or discussing solutions.

The strict wing that devotes dictatorship does not accept the presence of any reform demander. It excludes every who demands democracy. Some wants to end the crisis from inside the regime by any mean. However, others refuse the very thought to meet with the opposition.

As for the moderate parties in the regime, they hold the responsibility of neutrality or surrendering to the strict wing. Most of the Bahranis consider them partners of the strict wing in oppressing people. What they say about reforms is only to be marketed to the international community.

Q: Within the escalation of the crisis in Bahrain, the Bahrani street has been divided between the associations that called for reforms in the regime, and other movements that called for toppling the regime. Do you see that division is not in favor of the opposition?

Sheikh Salman: The state we are seeking, which the Bahrani people moved to achieve on February 14, 2011, is a state that respects people. The revolution in Bahrain came up with legal humanitarian demands that had been achieved in many civilized nations more than two and half centuries ago, and in other countries decades ago.

The demand of opposition is reforming the regime rather than toppling it. It is the opposition represented by associations as well as national figures and symbols under many titles since February 14. Reforming the regime and working to transform it into a democratic one achieve the fixed constitutional principle “people are the source of all authorities.”

The regime tried to legally adapt the demands of some opposition to topple the regime via claiming that they did form a group that called for toppling the regime. However, everybody knows that they were calling for peaceful demands. Their demands do not give a legal excuse to detain them. For this reason, Mr. Bassyouni’s report and other international institutions considered them opinion prisoners. And it is illegal to detain any person for expressing his opinion, as well as torturing him. The prisoners asserted that they were exposed to torturing. Bassyouni’s report asserted after a medical examiner examined them that they were exposed to torturing.

They were tried because of their opposing viewpoints. The freedom of expression is mentioned in the international charters and agreements. Nothing limits this freedom since it neither did use violence nor did promote hatred. As for the viewpoint toward the staying or the departure of the regime, toward its development or opposing its policies, this belongs to the freedom of expression. We defend this freedom even if we didn’t agree with any political viewpoint of any other partner.

Q: People are not satisfied with the preformance of the political associations in Bahrain. What is the reason in your opinion. Is it in the authorities’ treatment or in stopping the protests as opposing groups?
Sheikh Salman: The opposing political associations in Bahrain did propose its project and its political vision via the “Al-Manama Document” and “The Non-Violence Principles Declaration.” It was also revealed via its speeches and its field movement, as well as international and local political movement. It indicated that it does not represent all the people.

However, it proposes a vision, finally the people can decide about all such critical decisions to give legitimacy to any political solution or an exit to the crisis through the referndum that the opposition is insisting on and demanding continuously.

The opposition movement is lucky to be supported by popular presence that found its visions and movements clear and in one direction. The protests, led by some opposition groups through peaceful protests and strikes among other ways, is one of the most distinguished movements in Bahrain to assert the demands. This is along with the peaceful protests and movements in all the Bahrani regions and squares. The most recent and significant is the February 15, 2013 protest that represented a hard digit in this continuous popular movement which third of the Bahrani population attended.

Q: Days ago, some called the opposition to rephrase a new speech which paves the way toward settlement. However, they excluded any historical settlement to the crisis, besides talking about a settlement that is divided into stages. What is your comment on this opinion? Would the opposition speech be rephrased?

Sheikh Salman: In every political solution, opposition groups assert and insist on making the people’s decision decisive with respect to any settlement, negotiation, or dialogue. The people’s decision is the one that gives legitimacy for any exit or political solution. Otherwise, it could never acquire legitimacy because people are the source of authorities and the source of legitimacy.

The opposition insists on this, asserts it, commits to it, and demand it because it considers it the protector of any misleading to the national demands it is calling for. The history of the Bahrani regime is full of maneuvers and misleading the demands. The request today is not to repeat this scenario. It would be achieved by a popular guarantee in which the Bahrani people decide about any solution or an exit to the crisis.

The solution starts from the equal citizenship between the Bahranis themselves. This achieves the requested democratic shift by most of the Bahranis. It must be a strong and inclusive agreement that won’t allow the return of a security square after a year or ten years. Bahrain needs long-term inclusive stability which allow it to engage in the challenge of inclusive economic and social development.
Q: You mentioned in a previous interview that the popular demands will be achieved sooner or later. What makes you confident about that?

Sheikh Salman: “Peoples are stronger than tyrants,” and regimes can never defeat peoples. The authority has no choice but responding to the demands of people. The security choice and muzzling attempts won’t stop the popular demands. The will of peoples will always be victorious. We didn’t hear about a group of people who was defeated, neither did people ask demands without achieving them. Thus, the national demands raised in Bahrain are dues people must achieve. They are demands that are not different from the normal style all other peoples are living.

This is what the commemoration of the second anniversary of the Bahrani uprising revealed. The number of participants in the peaceful protests and movements increased in comparison with the 2011 anniversary. This indicates that the people do not know retreat, surrendering is not on their schedule. They are ready to sacrifice more in compensation of real freedom, equality, and democracy.

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Zionists want sectarian strife among Muslims

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei (R) receives Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari in Tehran on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei (R) receives Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari in Tehran on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:24PM GMT
 
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Zionists and other arrogant powers are determined to sow discord among Muslims.

“Creating discord and division in the Muslim Ummah is one of the obvious and planned objectives of the Zionists and other arrogant [powers],” Ayatollah Khamenei told the visiting Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday.

Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the opposition and hostilities towards the development of relations between Iran and Pakistan, saying both sides must decisively move past such oppositions.

“We firmly believe that economic, infrastructural, political, social and security bonds between the two countries should be strengthened,” the Leader added.

The Leader also voiced Iran’s readiness to supply energy to Pakistan.

“In this region, the Islamic Republic is the only country with a secure source of energy and we are ready to meet Pakistan’s need in this regard,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.

The Leader described the under-construction Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline as a good example of cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad.

Ayatollah Khamenei said “sectarian strife” in Pakistan is a “dangerous foreign microbe,” adding, “Sectarian killings in Pakistan are really regretful and this issue should be decisively dealt with to prevent it from disturbing Pakistan’s national unity.”

For his part, Zardari said, “We firmly believe in the expansion of bilateral relations.”

“The efforts made by international and regional players to prevent strength in Iran-Pakistan relations have failed because nations have learnt how to act in the face of enemies of Islam,” said the Pakistani president.

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Labrahimi, a dish washer in the Anerican kithchen

Posted on February 26, 2013 by Libya 360°

Brahimi Moves Further away from Neutrality as Broker to Solve Crisis in Syria

Feb 26, 2013

MOSCOW, (SANA)- UN Envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, is going too far in moving away from neutrality in his position as a broker to solve the crisis in Syria as he went beyond overlooking the terrorism practiced by al-Qaeda-linked takfiri groups in Syria to even justify these terrorist acts.
 
“Some often describe as terrorism what others see as a liberation movement, and I think the situation in Syria is similar to this,” Brahimi told English-speaking Russia Today channel.
Finding himself unable to present a description of the terrorist acts committed in Syria, Brahimi chose to please the West and the US and comply with their hostile stances towards Syria, saying “It’s an exaggeration to portray this conflict as one between the government and terrorists.”
 
When pressed by the interviewer’s insistence to know whether or not he views as terrorism the destruction of infrastructure taking place in Syria, Brahimi couldn’t hide his annoyance and tried to circumvent the question.
“I don’t understand the meaning of these questions…I think our interview is going the wrong way…You want to confirm that all who is fighting against the government is a terrorist…Let’s not try to portray that all are terrorists, and it’s not so. Let’s change the subject,” said Lavrov.
 
Further pressed by the interviewer to answer a question about the nature of terrorism taking place in Syria, Brahimi said “Let’s make things clear. There are organizations that could be labeled as terrorist for objective reasons, and there are organizations which the government itself consider as terrorist…but in Syria the people want change in their country, and I think this is perfectly legitimate.”
 
Despite the fact that many of the forces conspiring against Syria have admitted to sending weapons and terrorists to Syria under the name of ‘jihadists’, Brahimi considered this as a secondary and not a central issue, making light of the number of terrorists coming across the border. “Yes, there are foreigners in Syria…no more than a few hundreds or around two thousands…so, there’s no need to say that the foreigners are standing against the Syrian government, because this is false,” said Brahimi.
 
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Nasrallah refutes rumors of ill-health, Hezbollah in Syria

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2013
 
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah debunked rumors regarding his health as well as reports of his deputy Naim Qassem’s assassination in a televized speech Wednesday evening, while renewing calls to ward off “Sunni-Shia strife in Lebanon” and “plans to partition Syria.”
Reports of Nasrallah’s ill-health circulated in the Israeli media over the last two days, and were followed by rumors Wednesday of Qassem’s killing by members of the Syrian armed opposition.
“Talk of Sheikh Naim Qassem’s death are complete lies and baseless,” said Nasrallah.
“If new rumors go around, you’ll see me again,” a smiling Nasrallah said at the close of his speech, in an apparent reference to his alleged sickness. The reports had claimed that the Hezbollah chief was seeking treatment for cancer in Iran.
The Secretary General also issued a stern warning to detractors, alluding among others to the Salafi Saida-based leader Sheikh Ahmad el-Assir, who staged an armed demonstration last week demanding the removal of Hezbollah’s presence in the city.
“We are very, very guarded but do not make wrong calculations about us … do not push us too far,” Nasrallah had said of the matter.
The Hezbollah Secretary General chalked the rumors up to “a dangerous new context”, particularly allegations of Hezbollah’s occupation of Syrian Sunni border villages near Hermel, which he dismissed as “baseless.” The reports cited US ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly, who in turn neither confirmed nor denied them.
Nasrallah also addressed the Orthodox Gathering draft law which received a milestone endorsement from parliament’s electoral committee last week, sparking outrage from civil society activists and organizations.
Hezbollah had voted for the law – which dictates that people may only vote for representatives of their own sect. However, Nasrallah said he espouses an alternative to the controversial draft law.
“We support a law that grants proportional representation to the Lebanese and that turns Lebanon into one district,” said Nasrallah, suggesting that the vote was a political maneuver to move the electoral law away from the current one, known as the 1960 law, in this direction.
The 1960 law is an electoral law based on small electoral districts that is notorious for facilitating gerrymandering. It was last used to elect the current parliament in the summer of 2009.
“We’re in front of a law that is humanitarian, patriotic, just, fair, protects national unity and provides proper representation. So why not go ahead with it?” he said of the new proposal, which has long been a demand of disenfranchised political forces in Lebanon.
“We call for a real study of this proposal,” he added.
Nasrallah also strongly refuted reports of Hezbollah fighters participating in the Syrian military crackdown on rebels.
He warned in the same breath of foreign-backed plans to partition war-torn Syria, and said people should stand staunchly against it.
(Al-Akhbar) 

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UN Envoy: The two-state solution is on “life-support”

 

 

Netherlands-born Robbert Sherry, the United Nations Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace (UN envoy to the Quartet), in a brief to the UN Security Council on January 23, 2013, said that unless the UN and other world powers take immediate practical action to push for a two-state solution to Israel-Palestine conflict, the western agenda to maintain the presence of Israel in the Middle East “could be dire for everyone”. He also stressed that absence of serious engagement, the peace process would remain on “life-support” and stability on ground would be put at further risk. “Entering the coming critical period, concerted action will be vital if we are to salvage the two-state solution,” said Sherry.

On February 26, 2013, The Times of Israel, quoted US secretary of state John Kerry saying: “President Barack Obama will not present a new peace initiative when he visits Israel and the Palestinian territories next month, and instead is coming to listen to Israeli leaders“.

On February 11, 2013, Israeli media reported that Netanyahu told his cabinet that Iran’s nuclear program and a regime change in Damascus would top the issues he would dicuss with Barack Obama during later’s first visit to Israel as president of United States. Netanyahu added that both leaders would discuss how to restart the stalled peace negotiations between Israeli government and PA president Mahmoud Abbas, whose mandate had expired in January 2009 – but is kept on the throne by US-Israel-EU as a counter-balance to the elected government of Hamas.

This Netanyahu-Obama-Abbas “negotiation charade” reminds me of a recent article written by veteran British journalist and author Alan Hart, titled ‘What do Obama and Abbas have in common?‘.

Short answer – both are “grovellers”. The president of the United States of America grovels to the Zionist lobby and its neo-con and Christian fundamentalist allies. The Palestinian “president” grovels to Obama as well as Israel’s leaders more often than not. Obama and Abbas are, one could say, grovelling twins, but if there was the equivalent of a Nobel Prize for grovelling, it would have to be awarded to Obama,” wrote Alan Hart.

The “two-state solution”, given birth by the notorious 1917 Balfour Declaration, was buried alive on May 15, 1948 when David Ben Gurion, unilaterally, declared Jewish occupation over 54% of the historic Palestine. Later, in June 1967, Jewish army occupied additional 24% of Palestinian land. Since the so-called “Oslo Accords” signed in 1993 between Israel and PLO, the Zionist regime, with the help of the US, have been playing cat-and-mouse game with the Palestinians to swallow the remaining 22% of Palestinian land.

Veteran Israeli peace activist, Jeff Halper is of the opinion that the so-called “two state solution” is dead and we should stop talking about it. Halper believes that if the possibility ever genuinely existed – a subject historians are welcome to debate – it’s gone as a political option.

Netanyahu knows that the US funded Arab Spring has pitted Israel’s Arab neighbors against each other and therefore, their armed forces are not in the position to block Israel’s expansionism. And with the Israel-Firsters lawmakers controlling the US Congress and Senate, the White House is in no position to twist Netanyahu’s arms. Furthermore, the ‘Axis of Resistance’ (Iran, Syria and Hizballah) is pre-occupied with the foreign armed insurgency in Syria.

Three years ago, I posted a viable solution to the conflict, which would guarantee the rights of both the Natives and the foreign Jews occupying the land. I proposed a democratic one-state Palestine, based on ‘one-vote- one person’ with equal rights for all its citizen, dismantling of racist Zionist political parties and Israel Occupation Force (IOF), right of return for the natives and suitable compensations for their loss of properties to the Jew settlers – and of course the dismantling of country’s nuclear arsenal. All those racist Jews, who don’t want to live in peace with the Natives – they should be allowed to migrate back to their ancestral lands – Germany, Russia, Poland, France, the UK, the US, etc. – as many White settlers did in South Africa, Algeria and India.
 

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TWITTER SABBATH GOY OF THE YEAR AWARD……

   

…….And the winner is!!!

Comment by Gilad Atzmon:

One may wonder what brings a Palestinian activist to compose such a twit? Does Ali Abunimah really care about Judaism and its reputation? And why does he believe that Zionism conspires to ‘trick’ us to ‘blame the Jews’?

I guess that Ali has yet to grasp the distinction to be made between Jews (the people), Judaism (the religion) and Jewishness (culture and ideology). No surprise considering his somewhat dated vision on the issues of Zionism.

Ali should know that no one actually blames ‘the Jews’ for Israeli and Zionist crimes. Certainly, some look into Jewish ideology (Jewishness), others look into Jewish culture, a few of us are looking into some of those vile, Talmudic teachings and many of us are intrigued by the goy hatred that is deeply rooted (also) in Jewish secularism (Zionist and anti Zionist alike). Some of us are studying Jewish political exclusivity and Jewish supremacy that is inherent to Jewish left and right while a lot of us are interested in Jewish political power and the Jewish Lobby.

In case Ali failed to notice, Israel defines itself as the ‘Jewish State’. It commits crimes in the name of the Jewish people. Its airplanes and tanks are decorated with Jewish symbols. So is it not our ethical and intellectual duty to ask who are the Jews? What is Judaism and what is Jewishness? Considering the crimes committed by the Jewish State against Ali’s brothers and sisters in Palestine,  it is our moral duty to question the relationships between Jews, Judaism, Jewishness and Zionism?

It is depressing, however, to find that, after more than a century of Palestinian struggle, a leading Palestinian blogger is found to be clueless about these basic and fundamental matters. Still, ignorance is no a crime – it can sometimes even be cute.

If only Twitter would only allow Ali some more characters, his message could have read:


“No matter how much Zionism does in its effort to blacken the name of Judaism, NEVER fall for its trick and blame Jews for Israel’s crimes because it may upset JVP and George Soros…”

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How Hollywood re-writes history

Hollywood-Style History


Hollywood’s complicity with Washington is longstanding. Movie moguls are duplicitous. The only thing they like like better than good films are good deals.

Washington’s requests are prioritized. Scripts feature pro-Western propaganda. “Operation Hollywood” explains. 
Daily Variety/Hollywood Reporter David Robb’s book discussed Hollywood’s longstanding relationship with the Pentagon.

It began post-WW 1. The 1927 silent film “Wings” starred Clara Bow. It launched Gary Cooper’s career. It was about two WW I fighter pilot friends. It won Hollywood’s first best picture award.

Hollywood Goes to War: How Politics, Profits and Propaganda Shaped World War II Movies” tells more. Clayton Koppes and Gregory Black explained. It discusses Franklin Roosevelt’s Office of War Information. It had enormous influence on Hollywood.

It impacted wartime filmmaking. Anyone growing up at the time remembers. WW II films proliferated. They’re still shown on late night TV. Cable channels feature them. Government censors had final say. They controlled everything from casting to production. 

Studio bosses were well compensated to collude. Long before Pearl Harbor, film content promoted war. In 1939, Warner Bros. premiered “Confessions of a Nazi Spy.” It claimed Germany sought world conquest. It was before anyone knew Hitler’s full intentions.

In 1940, Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” burlesqued Hitler, Mussolini, and Nazism. Other films featured war propaganda. Once America was attacked, they proliferated. 

No plot too far-fetched was omitted. Even Tarzan was exploited. He waged war on Nazism in “Tarzan Triumphs.” 

Hitler was no match for the king of the jungle. He defeated German invaders singlehanded. An elephant blitzkrieg helped.

Movie moguls supported the war effort. Most of all they prioritized profits. They claim they give people what they want. They reinvent history doing so.

Pentagon generals supported and approved “Top Gun.” A special Film Liason Office overseas propaganda filmmaking. It focuses on ones related to war. It chooses ones it wants.

It has final say on content and characters. It makes no secret of its purpose. It wants pro-Western propaganda featured. Few war films go other ways.

Zero Dark Thirty chronicled the hunt for Osama bin Laden. It’s grotesque, dishonest, and fabricated. It opened days before Christmas last year. It reinvented history. Bin Laden was dead and buried. In December 2001, he died naturally.

Hollywood and Obama claimed otherwise. History is reinvented. Doing so is shameless and duplicitous. It says more about America’s imperial agenda than truth.

It exploits 9/11 events. It ignored clear evidence. David Ray Griffin wrote 10 convincing books. America’s false flag struck the Pentagon, downed the twin towers, and Building 7.

Doing so launched overt and covert war on terror. It rages lawlessly at home and abroad. Hollywood marches in lockstep. Movie moguls misinform, manipulate public sentiment, and manufacture consent. 

They convince people to support what demands condemnation. They persuade them to hate alleged enemies. They glorify war in the name of peace.

They proliferate Big Lies. They stoke fear. They aid and abet state crimes. They convince people that Washington’s wars are justified because they say so.

They call waging war on humanity liberating struggles. They believe might justifies right. Destroying nations to free them is OK.

Zero Dark Thirty reinvents history. It chronicles a hunt for a dead man. It turns rogue CIA agents into heroes. It’s long, boring, and dishonest. Much of what the film portrays has no connection to bin Laden.

It argues that torture works. Brutalizing detainees helped discover his whereabouts, it claims. Extrajudicial killing is glorified. Misfits become heroes. Crimes of war and against humanity are waged for our own good. 

Hollywood and media scoundrels produce this stuff. They do so for profit. They’re unapologetic. Anything for a buck is OK. Propagandizing is the American way.

On February 24, Argo won top honors. Hollywood’s 85th Academy Awards chose it the year’s top film. It should have been denounced instead of honored.

It relates a little-known 1979/1980 Iranian hostage crisis episode. Demonstrators stormed Washington’s Tehran embassy. Fifty-three Americans were held captive for 444 days. 

A generation of repressive Reza Shah Pahlavi rule went unexplained. He was Washington’s man in Tehran.

Six Americans escaped. Former Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor sheltered them in his home. He’s highly critical. He said script writer Chris Terrio misportrayed events.

The film recounts their rescue. It downplays Canada’s involvement. Terrio took creative liberties. Scenes were fabricated. People were mischaracterized. Iran’s “more hospitable side” was omitted. 

Argo is malicious, unjust, and one-sided. It’s Hollywood propaganda at its worst. It foments anti-Iranian hatred. It stereotypically portrays Iran according to pro-Western misinformation.

Press TV called Argo “Iranophobic.” It’s Hollywood-style “Machiavellian maneuvering.” Film critic Kim Nicolini was quoted. She expected Argo to win. She said there’s nothing remotely “best” about it.

It’s “a piece of conservative (pro-Western) propaganda created by Hollywood to support the Obama administration’s” positioning ahead of last November’s presidential election.

“It also primes the war wheels for an American-supported Israeli attack on Iran, so that (Iran bashers) can feel okay about the war when they cast their vote for Obama in November (2012).”

Film director Ben Affleck reinvented history. Students who stormed Washington’s embassy believed it was a den of espionage. Overthrowing the new Islamic Republic was prioritized.

Affleck’s ignored the larger story. His film is one-sided. It’s “a sanitized version of events,” said Nicolini.

“(T)here’s nothing authentic about (its) manipulation of historical events.” It’s “pure political propaganda.”

“Given the vast number of people who have died in the Middle East (Americans, Iranians, Iraqis, Afghanis, etc.), why should we give so much attention to 6 white American diplomats who were saved by Hollywood and the CIA?” 

“What about all the other people from so many cultural demographics who have and are continuing to be massacred, murdered and tortured daily?”

In 1979, Masoumeh Ebtekar was students’ spokeswoman. She hoped Argo would portray events accurately. She’s sorely disappointed.

“The group who took over the American Embassy were a group of young, very orderly and quite calm men and women,” she said.

Argo’s portrayal is wholly inaccurate. It’s fiction, not fact. It bears no relation to truth. It’s Hollywood-style rubbish. 

It’s politically motivated. It leaves the 1981 Algiers Accords unmentioned. Iran and Washington signed it. Most Iranian assets were unblocked. 

A day later, 53 US hostages were released. It was moments before Reagan was inaugurated. Washington wants US/Iranian conciliation concealed. 

Argo ignored what it should have featured. It reinvented history. It did so Hollywood-style. It sacrificed truth. It bashed Iran in the process. 

It’s part of Washington’s propaganda machine. It shouldn’t surprise. Doing so is longstanding. Hollywood does it for profit. It’s the American way.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.
 
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Iceland’s ‘War on Porn’ offends Jewish groups

 

iceland[1]Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir’s Social Democratic government is considering banning online-pornography with the introduction of radical internet filters that would block online content. China is already using internet filters to save children and women from the serious damaging effects of pornography. Icelandic Interior Minister Ogmundur Jonasson, the author of the proposed ban, says he believes it will help stop youth from viewing Internet pornography.

“We have to be able to discuss a ban on violent pornography, which we all agree has a very harmful effects on young people and can have a clear link to incidences of violent crime,” Interior Minister Jonasson said.

Iceland has already passed a law that forbids the printing and distribution of pornography, the law excludes the Internet, however.

Israel-propaganda website, BlazingCatFur, criticized the ban proposal. It called Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, “a feminist lesbian”. “The fact that Dubai bans lap dancing for Islamic reasons and Iceland did it for feminist reasons describes the best way possible the synergy between two totalitarian ideologies. The end result is the same,” wrote the ‘Islamophobe’ bigot”.

However, professor Gail Dines (Wheelock College, Boston), an anti-porn activists and author of ’Pornland: How Porn has Hijacked our Sexuality’, doesn’t agree with the BlazingCatFur nerd. She says: “Iceland is taking a very progressive approach that no other democratic country has tried. It is looking at pornography from a new position – from the perspective of the harm it does to the women who appear in it and as a violation of their civil rights,” said she.

Islam goes even further – it calls taking any part in porn field a major sin.

Anne Machon, former British MI5 spy, who believes Israeli Mossad was behind 9/11, told RT that Iceland government might use tools of censorship to block not only pornography, but “whatever they want”. But, then, is not that happening in over dozen European countries where challenging Holocaust in public is a crime punishable with three-year in prison?

Last year, Egyptian government of Dr. Morsi banned “sexually explicit”, which the administrative court under the pro-USrael Hosni Mubarak regime, denounced pornographic content as “venomous and vile”. The move was criticized by secularists and non-Muslims as censor on “personal freedom”.
Israeli propagandists’ problem with Icelanders goes deeper than porn industry, which is totally monopolized by the Jewish elites. Despite the fact, that President Dr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson of Iceland since 1996, is married to Dorrit Moussaieff, an Israeli-born Jew. However, Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, Chairman of Board of Fellows at the , Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, called Icelanders “antisemites” in Op-Ed he wrote for Israeli daily YNet (July 18, 2011) for the country’s support for Hamas and blaming Victor Tchenguiz family (Iranian Jewish billionaire which settled in Israel after 1979 Islamic Revolution) for collapse of the Icelandic bank Kaupthing in 2008.

Nathan Abrams, a Jewish investigative journalist, wrote in the British Jewish Quarterly (2005) that Jews dominate the porn industry. Some of the prominent Jews in American porn industry, reported by Abrams, are; Reuben Sturman, Steven Hirsch, Ron Jeremy, Adam Glasser and Nina Hartley.

However, Abrams, protects Jewish porn monopoly by a 2% American Jewish population by saying that large number of Jews in porn industry were motivated for making easy money than being Jewish. Even Abraham Foxman, head of American-Israeli advocacy group, ADL, agreed with Abrams: “Those Jews who enter the pornography industry have done so as individuals pursuing the American dream“.
 

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Nasrallah: Difficult Talk in a Difficult Time

Sayyed Nasrallah: Orthodox Electoral Law Provides Unity, Equity Among All Lebanese

 
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Sayyed NasrallahHizbullah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah appeared via video-link on Wednesday at 6:30 (local timing), absolutely refuting the rumors that claimed he had suffered a health setback. With audio-visual proof, Sayyed Nasrallah appeared via al-Manar TV to assure that these rumors are part of a media campaign being launched against Hizbullah. “The rumors spread in the previous days made me hold an urgent media appearance to show you that I am in good health. These rumors come as part of a media campaign against Hizbullah,” he stated.

The Hizbullah leader discussed the latest developments, including the electoral law, the recent kidnappings, the attempts of sowing strife and the campaign against the Resistance.

Hizbullah Calls for Elections on Time

With regards to the electoral law, Sayyed Nasrallah said that “An electoral law based on proportional representation and a single electorate district would prevent extremism and achieve justice, equality and national unity for all the Lebanese.”

Addressing the Orthodox law, Sayyed Nasrallah said that at the time one group completely opposed the Orthodox electoral draft, another talked of concerns and discussed this proposal.

“There is an alternative that my allies and I will work hard on: Lebanon as one constituency and voting will be proportional and will ensure equality,” Sayyed Nasrallah stated.

The Muslims and Christians both will vote for 128 MPs, which half of will consist of Muslims and the other half of Christians, in such a way that every elected deputy is considered a deputy for all the Lebanese.

His Eminence underscored “this will decrease extremism, and proportionality will allow for everyone to be represented in the government. It is a chance for a national and humanitarian dream to come true through this proposal.”

Furthermore, Sayyed Nasrallah iterated again that this law realizes national unity and openness between the different sects in Lebanon and strengthens the ties between the different parties at the time it weakens extremism. It also does not eliminate any sect weather major or minor.

“This law is based on turning Lebanon into a single electorate and does not divide the districts according to sects, alliances, groups, parties or families.”

Commenting on claims that Hizbullah aims at delaying the elections, Sayyed Nasrallah assured “There exists internal and foreign forces working hard on delaying the elections but no one has the courage to say it out loud.”


In fact, the Hizbullah leader underscored it is in Hizbullah’s interest for the elections to be held on time.

The March 8 camp, according to Sayyed Nasrallah, does not suffer any financial problems, or disputes, adding “Yet, those suffering financial crisis, cracks in their alliances, and had wagered on the Syrian crisis too are the ones who seek postponing elections. Those seeking postponement are the ones waiting for the situations to change in Syria, Lebanon and the region.”

On wage increases and SCC strikes, Sayyed Nasrallah called for an emergency cabinet session followed by its referral to parliament. He also expressed Hizbullah’s support to resolving the issue of the new wage scale through holding a quick extraordinary session in order to send the draft law to parliament.

Kidnappers Should Be Prosecuted

As for the recent kidnappings, Sayyed Nasrallah described it as a criminal and dangerous phenomenon.

“I call on the security forces to lift the coverage off any abductor,” he urged. He also mentioned that the kidnappers should be prosecuted, and that citizens should cooperate with all security forces to confront this serious phenomenon.”

Clashes on Borders: FSA Groundless Rumors

Moving on to the rumors that clashes had been taking place on the Lebanese-Syrian borders, Sayyed Nasrallah assured these are groundless rumors targeting the Resistance.

“These claims included rumors about the bombardment of Hizbullah posts in rural areas such as al-Qusayr and al-Hermel in the Bekaa, also other claims that Hizbullah SG deputy Sheikh Naim Qassem has been injured. These are all baseless rumors,” SAyyed Nasrallah stressed.

“There have been Media reports from US ambassador to Lebanon – which she did not refute- that there is a project between Hizbullah and the Syrian regime to control a number of Sunni towns, like al-Qusayr, to link the Shiite Lebanese towns to Alawite ones in Syria, but these are false claims and have no tangible evidence. I assure that what has been said is all lies.”

On the contrary, Sayyed Nasrallah said the Syrian armed opposition controlled Shiite Lebanese towns and burned some of them, such as the town of Em al-Damamel, assuring that border town residents have carried arms for self-defense as they have the right to defend themselves.


Syrian armed men follow the KSA, Qatar, USA but no diplomatic efforts were undertaken to stop the bloodshed. Sayyed Nasrallah called on all people of the region to stop the bloodshed and cut the road before those who seek killing and sowing strife.

أطل الأمين العام لحزب الله سماحة السيد حسن نصر الله مساء اليوم الأربعاء عبر شاشة قناة المنار للتحدث عن آخر التطورات الراهنة والمستجدات السياسية في لبنان والمنطقة.
سماحة السيد نصر الله أكد في بداية الكلمة ان “الاشاعات في الايام الاخيرة دعتني لاستعجال الحديث الاعلامي وان اؤكد بالصوت والصورة ان كل ما سمعتموه عار عن الصحة، ويقدم مثالا على الاخبار والحرب الاعلامية التي تشن على حزب الله وخصوصا في السنوات الاخيرة”. وشكر السيد نصر الله للمحبين اهتمامهم وكل من اتصل وسأل عنه.
الدفع الى فتنة سريعة
وأعلن سماحة السيد حسن نصر الله ان “هناك من يدفع لبنان وبشكل متسارع جداً الى اقتتال طائفي ومذهبي وخصوصا اقتال ياخذ طابعا سنيا شيعيا، وهناك من يريد ان يكون بيننا وبين الفتنة ايام قليلة وليس شهورا او سنين”.
واشار الامين العام لحزب الله الى ان “بعض النواب والمشايخ في الطائفة السنية يأخذون منحى تصعيديا كبيرا جدا ولا يوجد من يقول لهم يا اخوان الى اين انتم ذاهبون بالبلد”؟، متسائلا “هل التحريض يستند على حقائق ام على اوهام؟ إن كان يستند على حقائق فلنجلس ونتصارح بهذه الحقائق لنحلها اما اذا كان يستند على اوهام فلنجلس لنقول من يسعى لبث الفتنة في البلد”.

واكد السيد نصر الله اننا “يجب ان لا نقف لنتفرج على من يسعى لايقاع الاقتتال وهذا يطلب اناسا عقلاء يدخلون للاصلاح فيما بين الاطراف المختلفة واقول لمن يقف على التل يتفرج على اي خلاف ان الاقتتال ان حصل لن يكون في مصلحة احد”.

حسابات خاطئة!
وفي موضوع صيدا تساءل السيد نصر الله “هل اصبح السكن في صيدا يتطلب إذناً من هذه الجهة او تلك الجهة”؟ لافتا الى “اننا جزء ممن قاتل لتحرير صيدا والجنوب ومنهم شباب شيعة من صيدا وبعد الانسحاب لدينا مراكز وشقق وبيوت ومساجد ومجمعات من 20 و25 سنة ، الان هنا اناس يريدون ان يطبقوا مفعولا رجعيا”؟ اضاف: “لم نأت لنفتح مركزا جانب المسجد بل هناك من اقام مسجدا الى جانب المركز”.

واذ تساءل السيد نصر الله الى اين في هذا الوضع قال : “نحن لن نرد على شتائم ولن ننجر الى شتائم ولن يقوم احد برد فعل ميداني على شتائم.. هل المطلوب جرنا الى قتال؟ كل الشواهد تقول ذلك ونحن نصبر ونصبر ونصبر ، هناك وضع بحاجة لوقفة وأناس تتحمل مسؤولياتها… نحن حريصون جدا جدا جدا جدا ولكن لا احد “يعمل معنا حسابات خطأ”!

الارثوذكسي أو دائرة واحدة ونسبية.. ودفع للتأجيل

السيد نصر الله تناول قانون الانتخاب ودعا الى درس اقتراح لبنان دائرة واحدة مع النسبية بشكل جدي معلنا اننا سنقوم بالخطوات اللازمة لطرح امكانية بحث هذه الاقتراح. وقال اننا اذا اعتمدنا “لبنان دائرة واحدة مع النسبية” نكون قد تجاوزنا كل السلبيات التي قيلت عن “الارثوذكسي” وعن غيره من الاقتراحات.

واكد ان “قوى داخلية وخارجية تدفع باتجاه تأجيل الانتخابات واننا في حزب الله مصلحتنا الاكيدة ان تجري الانتخابات في موعدها بقانون جديد، أما من لديه تصدع بتحالفاته ولديه ازمات مالية وكان يبني ان تأتي الانتخابات ويكون الوضع بسوريا انتهى هو من يريد تاجيل الانتخابات”، وقال “من يريد ان يؤجل الانتخابات فليخرج ويعلن الاسباب لا ان يشتغل للتاجيل ويرمي التهمة في مكان اخر”.

حملة على قرى لبنانية
السيد نصر الله اشار الى ان “هناك حملة مسلحة من قبل المسلحين لتهجير اهل القرى الشيعية والتي اهلها من اللبنانيين ولذلك هؤلاء حملوا السلاح للدفاع عن ارضهم وممتلكاتهم وهم في هذه الارض منذ مئات السنين ومن حقهم الدفاع عن انفسهم ، بإجماع العقلاء وفقهاء المسلمين من حق هؤلاء الدفاع عن انفسهم وهم كل ما يتطلعون اليه ان لا يعتدى عليهم، وانا اقول لهم حقكم الشرعي ان تدافعوا عن انفسكم فقط ولا يحق لكم الاعتداء على احد بل يجب الحفاظ على حياة الجرحى من المسلحين ومعالجتهم”. واضاف ان “المعارضة المسلحة في سورية قامت باحتلال بعض القرى الشيعية في سورية وهجرت اهلها وبعضهم موجود اليوم في منطقة الهرمل والبقاع”.
ولفت الى انه “خلال الفترة الماضية كانت تجري محاولات للتصالح بين ابناء هذه القرى لكن كان البعض يرفض تحييد هذه المنطقة عن القتال لذلك انا ادعو اهالي هذه القرى للتصالح وحقن الدماء”.
السلسلة
واكد سماحته اننا مع الدعوة الى جلسة حكومية استثنائية سريعة لحسم موضوع سلسلة الرتب والرواتب وارساله الى مجلس النواب وليجري هناك الحوار اللازم مع المعنيين، واتخاذ كل الخطوات اللازمة والمطلوبة والاستماع الى رأي كل الكتل ومن يمثل الهيئات الاقتصادية والنقابات العمالية.
الخطف
ولفت السيد حسن نصر الله الى ان “ظاهرة الخطف في لبنان اصبحت موضوعا خطيرا” داعيا الى تعاون وطني لمواجهتها مؤكدا على “مسؤولية الدولة والاجهزة الامنية والجهات القضائية لبذل اقصى الجهود في هذا الاطار”، واكد على ضرورة “رفع الغطاء عن اي خاطف اياً يكن”.
 
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The Antiracist / Racist Ballad

BALLAD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRRekFWG9Dg&feature=youtu.be
Let us watch this video which seems like a bundle of lies packed together and not less than an Israeli / US propaganda whereby Zionist Jews are behind many of the campaigns launched against Jews themselves to turn them- once again- into victims of segregation and racism . Racism that will not originate – this time – from Nazi Germany or European anti Semites but from Arab Muslims.This thing of anti racism that worked once and led to the creation of the usurping state of Israel must work again- this time- to maintain and support the state of Israel that is being threatened in its own existence .The scene opens on a fabricated lie whereby the speaker – non other than Horror Wits ( Horowitz)- shows up saying that Hizbullah has told Jews to gather in Palestine so as to finish them off once for all instead of chasing them all over the globe. Hizbullah- of course – never said anything like this and never chased Jews and never will. Horowitz then addressed a female student from the audience – a Muslim veiled woman belonging- as mentioned after- to the Muslim Student Association- asking her whether she was for or against this so called statement of Hizbullah, and the Muslim veiled lady to answer that she was for it, endorsing thus the speaker’s lie .

How funny and unrealistic ! Imagine yourself in a US university in a public gathering, saying that all Jews should go to Palestine and get killed once for all at the hands of Arabs , something that you wouldn’t even think of saying in the whole Arab world not to speak of a US campus . No need to mention that this was staged in advance and the lady was fed this response on purpose.

After this instructing introduction on the Next Generation TV – where all this is happening- the so called Investigative journalist called Lee Kaplan showed up and -like a real Zionist -started complaining about all this racist anti Israel anti Jewish activism dressed in peace activism that has taken over US universities whereby- in some cases – Jews and Israelis have been prevented by Arab Muslims from speaking and voicing their opinion without the administration doing anything to stop this violation .

The investigative Israeli journalist- who monitors a blog called DAFKA- explained this attitude of administrations by the fact that they get donations from both Iran and Saudia . Of course Mister Israeli journalist was merely adding to the first lie another lie that says that Iran- together with Saudia – was giving donations to US universities for the purpose of having Muslim Student Associations campaign against Israelis and Jews on US campuses.

Of course non of this is true . And as if this was not enough , the dubious Israeli journalist- in order to complete the picture- mentioned the fact that – not only Saudis and Iranians were working hand in hand – but also Muslims and communists were doing the same- coordinating and campaigning together against Israelis and Jews- for different reasons -of course – but for the same racist goal! And our far sighted journalist explains this by saying that while communists are set against Jews because they form the rich class, Muslims are set against them for reasons related to Muslim culture and religion .

How wonderful ! This is how Jews are having the whole world set against them and this is how they are again the abused victims! All this to show that Jews are being targeted – as a race- by Muslims , and thus invite Muslims to join the racist /anti racist circus that Israel is running now in its new version in which both – Muslims and Jews – will have an equal claim for Palestine since they were equally racist.. This is not only happening in this instance with the smart Zionist inquisitive journalist but in other instances as well.

Remains the final touch of the whole scenery -as offered by the investigative journalist of DAFKA –whereby we are introduced to a special trend of anti Jewish anti Israeli activism in the person of so called peace activist pro Palestinian Jewish Anna Baltzer – who – according to journalist Kaplan- is storming US campuses.

After all the lies that we have been hearing the whole time , we were supposed to believe this one that lady Baltzer -whom the smart journalist accuses of having a fake identity and a fake name- is the hand behind the anti Jewish anti Israeli campaigns that are exposing Israel and attacking Jews for the sake of Palestinians ! Welcome to Miss Baltzer ! the fake or the real , and we find ourselves at a loss whether to believe the Zionist dubious inquisitive journalist or the dangerous Jewish activist whom he was promoting rather than exposing .

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More Than 100 Militants Killed in Failed Attempt to “Invade” Damascus

 
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Syrian daily, al-Watan, reported on Wednesday that there was a new attempt by armed groups to “invade” the capital.

As it said that the attempt was thwarted by the SyriaLogo of Syrian daily al-Watann army, the newspaper reported that more than hundred said of militants were killed during the battle.Al-Watan said that Damascus’ east northern entrance in the outskirts of al-Qaboun region was under attack by armed groups on Monday night.

The daily reported that the attack started “as usual”, by a powerful suicide explosion followed by another blast.

Then the “invasion” started, but it was quickly ended by the death of more than hundreds of militants, “who staged a mass suicide attack at the entrance of Damascus, which will remain invincible.”

The newspaper added that the “terrorists tried to divert the Syrian army’s attention by firing two mortar shells at the Mazzeh highway, in a bid to let the other militants withdraw from Qaboun.”

Meanwhile, state news agency, SANA, quoted an official as saying that a car loaded with weapons and ammunition was destroyed in Daraya city, in Damascus countryside.

The agency added that the army units killed in “a number of sniper terrorists, including Mohammad Ahmad al-Sayyed, Ahmad al-Khatib, Aghyad Aloush and Mohammad al-Zain.”

Source: Newspapers
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سلفيو الاردن: خرجنا من سوريا بسبب ضربات الأمن السوري
ارتداد الجناح الاردني في جبهة النصرة باتجاه الاردن ولبنان
 
محاولة جديدة لاختراق أمن العاصمة وقتلى الإرهابيين بالمئات…انتحار جماعي على أبواب دمشق.. ومحيط مطار حلب آمن

شهد مدخل دمشق الشمالي الشرقي في أطراف منطقة القابون ليل أول من أمس محاولة جديدة لـ«غزو» العاصمة بدأت كالمعتاد بتفجير انتحاري ضخم جداً تلاه انفجار آخر قبل أن يبدأ «الغزو» الذي سرعان ما انتهى بحصيلة قدرت بما يتجاوز المئة قتيل في صفوف الغزاة الذين نفذوا عملياً انتحاراً جماعياً عند مدخل دمشق التي ستبقى منيعة عليهم.
الصورة ..ارهابي بعد تفجير سور الجامع الاموي في حلب
وحاول إرهابيون تشتيت انتباه الجيش لفتح المجال أمام زملائهم في القابون للانسحاب فأطلقوا قذيفتي هاون باتجاه أوتوستراد المزة أدت لأضرار مادية فقط.
وعلى الجانب الآخر استمرت حالة الهدوء الحذر على مداخل مخيم اليرموك الشمالية وحي التضامن لليوم الثالث على التوالي، كما عاش حي القدم أمس حالة مماثلة.
وفي إطار إرهابهم الممنهج الذي يستهدف الحياة المعيشية اليومية للمواطنين استهدف إرهابيون الليلة قبل الماضية سيارة شاحنة محملة بمئات اسطوانات الغاز قرب محطة رحمة للوقود على طريق دمشق حمص الدولي.
وأفاد مصدر مسؤول لوكالة الأنباء «سانا» أن إرهابيين أطلقوا النار على الشاحنة ما أسفر عن نشوب حريق فيها دون أن يسجل وقوع إصابات.
وواصلت وحدات من الجيش أمس ملاحقتها أفراد المجموعات الإرهابية المسلحة في مدينتي داريا والنبك بريف دمشق وأوقعت العديد من أفرادها قتلى ومصابين ودمرت آلياتهم وأسلحتهم وأدواتهم الإرهابية.
 
مقتل أربعة مسلحين أتراك في بستان القصر والسبع بحرات ….الجيش يؤمن محيط مطار حلب الدولي لتشغيله قريباً

تمكنت وحدات الجيش العربي السوري المرابطة في محيط مطار حلب الدولي من توفير الأمان بعمق كيلو متري مناسب يقدر بـ7 كيلو مترات كافية لتأمين الحركة الملاحية للمطار الذي ستبدأ ورش الصيانة العمل فيه استعداداً لتشغيله قريباً، بحسب مصادر «الوطن».

واستطاعت الوحدات دحر جموع المسلحين الذين شنوا هجمات مكثفة أطلقوا خلالها قذائفهم على مدرجات المطار لتعطيلها وفشلوا مراراً في التمركز في مواقع قريبة من سوره بفضل تكتيكات الجيش الذي نشر كتائبه في مناطق متفرقة شكلت طوقاً فولاذياً حال دون تحقيق مرامي المسلحين على الرغم من حشودهم الكبيرة وأسلحتهم النوعية والثقيلة.

وتوقعت مصادر أن تباشر مكاتب فروع مؤسسة الطيران العربية السورية بالحجز على متن الطائرات المغادرة والقادمة إلى مطار حلب الدولي اعتباراً من منتصف آذار المقبل موعد توفير الحماية الكاملة لمحيط المطار والانتهاء من عمليات تأهيله وإصلاح الأضرار التي لحقت بمبانيه ومدرجاته عدا تأمين الطريق الذي يصله بمدينة حلب عبر منطقة الراموسة.
وفي هذا السياق، تواصل تعزيزات الجيش المتوجهة إلى مطاري حلب الدولي والنيرب العسكري تقدمها باتجاههما من محورين وتخوض اشتباكات شرسة ومعارك ضارية مع تشكيلات المسلحين التي قدمت إلى المنطقة بأعداد غفيرة لمنع تقدم وحدات الجيش التي وصلت إلى بلدتي تل حاصل من جهة الجنوب الشرقي للمطار على بعد 5 كيلو مترات وإلى قرية تل شغيب من الجنوب الغربي وعلى بعد 5 كيلو مترات أيضاً.
وبوصول التعزيزات إلى المطارين يرجح أن تحسم معركتهما الدائرة حالياً وليفشل المسلحون وداعموهم الإقليميون المراهنون على ما أطلق عليه «معركة المطارات» في تحقيق أهدافهم التي تستجدي النصر والإخلال بتوازن القوى لتمتين مواقفهم قبل الجلوس إلى طاولة الحوار المرتقبة.
وكانت المدير العام لمؤسسة الطيران العربية السورية غيداء عبد اللطيف صرحت بأن مطار حلب الدولي سيعود إلى الخدمة خلال الأيام القادمة مع عودة عمال المؤسسة إليه.
من جهة أخرى استهدف إرهابيون أمس بعبوة ناسفة السور الجنوبي للجامع الأموي الكبير ما أسفر عن وقوع أضرار كبيرة فيه.
وذكر مصدر مسؤول لوكالة الأنباء «سانا» أن إرهابيين فجروا عبوة ناسفة عند السور الجنوبي للجامع ما أدى إلى وقوع أضرار كبيرة في السور والمنطقة المجاورة.
وهذه ليست المرة الأولى التي تعتدي فيها المجموعات الإرهابية على الجامع الأموي حيث تعرض في تشرين الأول الماضي لاعتداء آثم من مجموعات إرهابية مسلحة دخلت إلى حرمه ودمرت جدرانه وحرقت أثاثه النفيس ونهبت وسلبت ما يحتويه من ثروة علمية وتراثية لا مثيل لها في العالم العربي والإسلامي إضافة إلى اعتدائها بالحرق والتكسير على المنبر الأثري النفيس.
وفي سياق متصل أعلنت قناة «العالم» الفضائية مقتل ثلاثة مسلحين يحملون الجنسية التركية في منطقة بستان القصر، ومسلح تركي رابع هو محمد أنريلان في منطقة السبع بحرات بحلب.
وأشار مراسل «العالم» إلى وقوع اشتباكات عنيفة بمنطقة «بني زيد» التي يتخذ منها المسلحون قاعدة لشن هجماتهم على المدينة، وأضاف أن اشتباكات مماثلة تدور الآن في منطقة «الجديدة» من محور مطعم «دار زمريا» بحلب.
بدورها قالت قناة «الميادين»: إن اشتباكات عنيفة دارت في حلب تركزت في البلدة القديمة، وفي محيط مدرسة الشرطة في بلدة خان العسل التي فشلت ميليشيا «الجيش الحر» في اقتحامها والسيطرة عليها.

وقال أهالي وناشطون من حلب للقناة: إن اشتباكات عنيفة دارت صباح أمس في البلدة القديمة، حيث يعزز الجيش العربي السوري تقدمه باتجاه باب الحديد عبر محوري سبع بحرات والقلعة.

سورية الان – الوطن – سانا – الميادين – العالم

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Sabbath Goy MP Denis MacShane Resigned


November 3, 2012 at 2:18PM

By Gilad Atzmon
 
Seemingly, the list of Zionist swindlers never stops expanding. The shameless Labour MP Denis MacShane who made a political career chasing and harassing the critics of Jewish Power and Israel has resigned from Parliament yesterday after being found guilty by the Parliamentary standards committee.

The Zionist stooge who was also the chair of the all-party Parliamentary inquiry into antisemitism was falsifying his expenses -the Parliamentary committee found he had submitted no less than 19 false invoices which were “plainly intended to deceive” Parliament’s expenses authority.

MacShane was amongst the leading voices within the rabid Zionist Labour Friend of Israel lobby group. I can only hope, that the corrupted Labour MP has enough integrity in his system to admit that opposition to Israel and Jewish Power is far for being racist. It is actually driven by an ethical attempt to clean our public life of people of his ilk. We want our politicians and political life to be liberated of Zionist power. We want our parties to be free of their MacShanes.

MacShane told the Zionist Jewish Chronicle that he remains “committed to work for progressive values, for Britain playing a full part in Europe, and for combating antisemitism”. It is good to learn that a person who has just been exposed as a crook has the stomach to present himself as an authority on ‘progressive values’ and ‘antisemitsm’. Denins MacShane better look in the mirror. It is actually him and his conduct as an avid Sabbath Goy, that turn opposition to Israel, its lobby and Jewish power into an ethical obligation.

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President al-Assad rejected an offer from the United States and Israel to ensure his continuation

الرئيس الأسد يرفض عرضاً من أميركا وإسرائيل لضمان استمراره
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عرضت أميركا وإسرائيل على سوريا أن توقع إتفاق سلام بين سوريا وإسرائيل كما وقع الفلسطينيون اتفاقهم للسلام في اوسلو ومصر في كامب ديفيد والاردن في وادي عربة، وذلك وفق معلومات دبلوماسية عالية المستوى وموثوقة , وتضمن الاتفاق أن تكون منطقة جولان منطقة حرة مفتوحة للجميع، لكن الجانب الإسرائيلي اشترط وضع شريط شائك من الناحية السورية كي لا يقترب أحد كثيراً من البحيرة وكان العرض الاسرائيلي – الاميركي أن اميركا واسرائيل سيضمنان النظام السوري بصورة دائمة ويكونون إلى جانبه، اضافة الى تسليم سوريا ثلاث مليارات سنويا مساعدات حتى عام 2025.

تلقى الرئيس بشار الاسد هذا العرض ورفضه، وقال إن والدي رفض إلا أن يصل إلى مياه طبريا واستشهد بعبارة والده المرحوم الرئيس حافظ الاسد إذ قال للرئيس كلينتون إن الذي يسقيني فنجان القهوة سيطلق علي الرصاصة إذا أنا تنازلت عن الجولان، أو انا اطلق رصاصة على رأسي إذا تنازلتُ عن الجولان.

ومنذ أن رفضت سوريا هذا العرض بدأ التحضير للنار كي تشتعل فيها.

وإذا كانت اميركا تريد الديمقراطية فإنها اسقطت حسني مبارك وجاء الرئيس محمد مرسي رئيساً لمصر بديلاً عن حسني مبارك، وهو يتصرف كديكتاتور يعين موعد الانتخابات كما يريد ويحدد الدوائر ويحدد كل التفاصيل لمرسوم دستوري لدستور غير موجود لأنه منذ سقوط حسني مبارك أن الدستور سقط، وأن الدستور الجديد يجب أن ينطلق من الشريعة الإسلامية، والذي يعود ثلاثة ايام الى الوراء يقرأ تصريحاً أن واشنطن تدعم أمن مصر وهي مستعدة للإشتراك بأية عملية تؤدي لحماية النظام المصري

وفي اليوم الثاني ايضاً ونحيل القراء إلى وسائل اعلام والارشيف في أعداد ظهرت منذ ثلاثة ايام في كل وسائل الاعلام ان الرئيس محمد مرسي قال ان مصر مستعدة لتعزيز علاقاتها مع اسرائيل ومد اسرائيل بالنفط والغاز والمياه من النيل، وهو امر لو أعلنه حسني مبارك لكان الشارع المصري قد اصيب بالغليان وهاجموا القصر الجمهوري وقتلوا مبارك. أما ما هو ممنوع على حسني مبارك فمسموح لرئيس جمهورية مصر من الاخوان المسلمين الذي يتصرف كما يريد ويعين رئيس وزراء هو كما يريد يشرف على الانتخابات ووزير الداخلية هو احد ازلامه الذي قادر على تغيير الأصوات في وزارة الداخلية، خاصة بعد إبعاد كل الضباط القريبين من الرئيس حسني مبارك والمجيء بديل عنهم بضباط موالين للإخوان المسلمين ويتسلمون المراكز الاساسية كلها،

ولأن سوريا رفضت العرض الأميركي الاسرائيلي، فهي تحصل على النار والمؤامرة ضدها، تماماً كما حصل مع لبنان سنة 1974 عندما جاء كيسنجر وعرض على لبنان اتفاق بينه وبين اسرائيل فرفض الرئيس سليمان فرنجية كذلك رفض المسلمون وأكثرية الشعب اللبناني فقامت اميركا بتغذية وتعزيز الحرب الداخلية في لبنان إلى ان اصبح لبنان بعد سنة او سنتين عندما تصبح الديون 80 مليار او 100 مليار مجبورا للتوقيع مع اسرائيل كي ينقذ لبنان البنك الدولي من ورطته في المشاكل الاقتصادية.

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Jewish terrorist state legitimises torturing Palestinians to death

Israel’s policy of torture has left many dead and completely lacks accountability
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Many in the West Bank are in mourning over the passing of Arafat Jaradat, who was tortured to death in an Israeli prison – he leaves behind a pregnant widow and two children [AFP]
 

Six days after Arafat Jaradat was arrested by the Israeli army and the Shin Bet, he was dead. Between the date of his arrest – February 18 – and the day of his death – February 23 – his lawyer Kamil Sabbagh met with Arafat only once: in front of a military judge at the Shin Bet’s Kishon interrogation facility.

Sabbagh reported that when he saw Jaradat, the man was terrified. Arafat told his lawyer that he was in acute pain from being beaten and forced to sit in stress positions with his hands bound behind his back.

When it announced his death, Israeli Prison Service claimed Arafat – who leaves a pregnant widow and two children – died from cardiac arrest. However, the subsequent autopsy found no blood clot in his heart. In fact, the autopsy concluded that Arafat, who turned 30 this year, was in fine cardiovascular health.

What the final autopsy did find, however, was that Jaradat had been pummelled by repeated blows to his chest and body and had sustained a total of six broken bones in his spine, arms and legs; his lips lacerated; his face badly bruised.

The ordeal that Arafat suffered before he died at the hands of Israel’s Shin Bet is common to many Palestinians that pass through Israel’s prisons. According to the prisoners’ rights organisation Addameer, since 1967, a total of 72 Palestinians have been killed as a result of torture and 53 due to medical neglect. Less than a month before Jaradat was killed, Ashraf Abu Dhra died while in Israeli custody in a case that Addameer argues was a direct result of medical neglect.

The legal impunity of the Shin Bet, commonly referred to as the GSS, and its torture techniques has been well established. Between 2001 and 2011, 700 Palestinians lodged complaints with the State Attorney’s Office but not a single one has been criminally investigated.

Writing in Adalah’s 2012 publication, On Torture [PDF], Bana Shoughry-Badarne, an attorney and the Legal Director of the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel, wrote, “The GSS’s impunity is absolute.”

Israel’s High Court has been extravagantly helpful in securing the Shin Bet with its imperviousness to accountability to international law, and thus enabling widespread and lethal torture.

In August of 2012, Israel’s High Court rejected petitions submitted by Israeli human rights organisations Adalah, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and PCATI to demand that Israeli attorney general, Yehuda Weinstein, carry out criminal investigations into each allegation of torture by the Shin Bet.

And in the first week of February, two weeks before Arafat was killed, the High Court of Justice threw out Adalah’s petition that demanded the GSS videotape and audio record all of its interrogations in order to comply with requirements of the United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT) to which Israel is a signatory.

In May 2009, UNCAT condemned [PDF] Israel for exempting the Shin Bet’s interrogations from audio and video recording, noting that such oversight is an essential preventative measure to curtail torture. Yet despite this admonition, in 2012 the Knesset extended the exemption for another three years.

Rationalising its failure to comply with this most basic requirement of recording interrogations, the State maintains that it is in the interests of “national security” that its interrogation techniques not be made public.

Arafat was killed under torture. Torture is routine. But the following is not routine: upon the announcement of his death, thousands of Palestinians, already unified in solidarity with the arduous struggle waged by Palestinian hunger striking prisoners, responded in force. At least 3,000 prisoners refused their meals; thousands poured into the streets of Gaza and impassioned demonstrations erupted across the West Bank. While the State of Israel continues to deploy its deadly arsenal of weapons to repress Palestinians, the banality of the evil of this regime is, as it will always be, eclipsed by the mighty Palestinian will for self-determination.

Charlotte Silver is a journalist based in San Francisco and the West Bank. She is a graduate of Stanford University. 


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US STATE DEPARTMENT’S “SYRIASLY” CAMPAIGN REACHES NEW LEVEL OF ABSURDITY

Posted on February 26, 2013 by Libya 360°

While the West and its Arab partners, the brutally autocratic regimes of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, are now admittedly funneling heavy weapons to Al Qaeda’s stronghold in Daraa, southern Syria, the US State Department and its extensive network of faux NGO’s funded by the same corporate-financier interests that write its policy, have rolled-out a front organization they call “Syriasly.”
 

Image: This fuax-human rights organization already screams biased, pro-Western propaganda with its Al Qaeda/French colonial green, red, and black logo, aping the so-called “Free Syrian Army’s” flag. That it is a campaign of “STAND” confirms without a doubt that it is manufactured propaganda, directly funded by the special interests who designed and are currently executing the assault on Syria.

#Syriasly is a campaign of STAND, the student-led movement to end mass atrocities. Born out of the fight to stop genocide in Darfur, Sudan, STAND is devoted to creating a sustainable student network that actively fights genocide and mass atrocities wherever they may occur. We envision a world in which the international community protects civilians from mass atrocities.

Sporting the French colonial colors that flew over Syria during its Western subjugation, and echoing the now defunct fraud that is the “Responsibility to Protect (R2P)” (and here) which lead to, not prevented, mass nationwide genocide in Libya in the wake of NATO’s brutal bombardment of the North African nation in 2011, “Syriasly” attempts to pose as “student-led.”
 
However, “Syriasly,” which claims to be a campaign of STAND, is merely a carbon-copy of other US State Department, corporate special interest fronts masquerading as human rights crusaders to manufacture consent for long-planned wars of profit and domination. Syria’s destruction was admittedly conspired by the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel as far back as 2007. And if “Syriasly” sounds as hammy as the now disgraced “Invisible Children” front, which was promptly exposed as a Wall Street, AFRICOM propaganda campaign after is “viral” Kony 2012 film, but before its front man Jason Russell melted down in public while performing lewd acts, stark naked, that’s because STAND’s Syriasly campaign and Invisible Children both fall under yet another corporate special interest-run shell organization, “Resolve.”
 
Resolve’s partners include convicted criminal George Soros‘ Open Society-funded Human Rights Watch, the US State Department’s “Enough” Sudan propaganda front, the Soros Open Society, Time Warner, Unilever, Chevron, Deutsche Bank, Marathon Oil, Unilever, UN-funded “Refugees International (.pfd), and “Humanity United.”
 
Humanity United in turn boast partnerships with the BBC World Service Trust, the National Endowment for Democracy/Open Society/US State Department-funded Benetech, criminal financier George Soros’ Open Society Institute, and the NED-funded Solidarity Center which mobilized Egypt’s labor unions in 2011 just as the US-stoked unrest began to falter.
 

In other words, every organization involved interlocks with the vast corporate/foundation-funded imperial network masquerading as individual “human rights organizations” and benign NGOs. In reality this “civil society” network seeks to supplant national governments, and interface with global “institutions” like the IMF, World Bank, and the UN, all of which have been contrived by corporate-financier oligarchs. It is a modern day empire in the making.

This möbius strip of interrelated, co-funding and cross posting NGO’s and “activist” movements seeks to erect a curtain of humanitarian concern behind which their corporate sponsors can carry our their criminal enterprise with absolute impunity. Syria’s conflict was long-planned by corporate financier-funded think-tanks years before the term “Arab Spring” was coined. It was part of a geopolitical strategy not to endow the people of Syria with “democracy,” but to topple neighboring Iran and among other goals, reclaim its rich southern oilfields for the Anglo-Americans who controlled them before the Islamic Revolution.

Not only are absurd fronts like “Syriasly” an insult to the intelligence of the US State Department’s target audience, the promotion of corporate underwritten faux-human rights activism undermines real struggles to end verifiable injustice. The Syrian government, by all accounts, even “Syrian opposition” leader Moaz al-Khatib, is fighting Al Qaeda terrorists, not “pro-democracy” “freedom fighters.” The real genocide in Syria is the one CIA agent Robert Baer foreshadowed in 2007 in Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh’s New Yorker article, “The Redirection” where he stated:

“We’ve got Sunni Arabs preparing for cataclysmic conflict, and we will need somebody to protect the Christians in Lebanon. It used to be the French and the United States who would do it, and now it’s going to be Nasrallah and the Shiites”

Clearly the sectarian conflict Baer predicted, is now realized, and is far worse than even he imagined. And it is a conflict born out of Western, Israeli, and Saudi cash, weapons, and conspiring. If “Syriasly” wanted to make a difference, it could start by pointing out its very sponsors and associates conspired years ago to trigger this bloodbath in the first place, and that the key to stopping it is not invoking “Responsibility to Protect,” already willfully abused in Libya, but exposing the truth and demanding that the West and its regional allies cease and desist from their meddling in Syria and along its peripheries.

And since surely the frauds that constitute “Syriasly” will do no such thing, we must identify the corporate-financier interests driving this agenda – interests we most likely patronize on a daily basis, and both boycott and permanently replace them to erode the unwarranted influence they have used to both plan and execute this assault on Syria’s people.
 

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Lebanese Army on High Alert after Israeli Force Crosses Wazzani Border Fence

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Al-Manar website correspondent in South Lebanon reported Tuesday that the Lebanese army is in a state of high alert in Al-Wazzani region after an Israeli force crossed the technical border fence.

Our correspondent added that “an Israeli force from 30 soldiers in three Merkava tanks penetrated into Al-Wazzani east bank outside the technical fence.

The following images reveal the Israeli penetration into the Lebanese territories and the Lebanese army’s deployment in the area.
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Source: Al-Manar Website
26-02-2013 – 13:36 Last updated 26-02-2013 – 13:36

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