Israel Is Now Powerless – Palestine Is Inevitable

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By Mikhail Osherov

Nov 19, 2018

Op-ed By Mikhail Osherov – The current military-political doctrine of the Israeli leadership is based on the continuation of the occupation of the Syrian and Palestinian territories occupied by the state of Israel, which requires constant violence and acts of international aggression and state terrorism against the population of the occupied territories of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Syria and Iran.

Also, the military-political doctrine of the leadership of Israel requires impunity, and no losses. Israeli society is not prepared for any losses. Israeli moms love when their children dress in a beautiful green uniform, eat in army canteens and kill Arabs, but they don’t like their children being killed in a war.

From a historical point of view, when citizens of a state are not ready to die for their country, such states die (as an example, Byzantium, whose walls could no longer protect them, and had only mercenaries).

In order to commit unpunished acts of aggression without loss, considerable, if not absolute, military-technical superiority is required. Until recently, the state of Israel had such superiority. But in recent years and months the situation has begun to change.

During the Israeli aggression against Lebanon in 2006, the latest Israeli Merkava tanks were destroyed and damaged by the usual old Soviet anti-tank systems of the 1970s.

After several days of fighting with absolute air supremacy and after the loss of a significant number of tanks for Israel, all the Merkava tanks were no longer used as assault tanks in the first line of attack, and were diverted to the second line and later used as self-propelled artillery guns.

Casualties in Lebanon forced the Israeli army to retreat back into Israeli territory. If the Israeli leadership had any goals in this war, they were not met. The Israeli army suffered a defeat in this war, and Israeli society began to demand even more military operations from its government.

Recently, Syria saw the end of many years of Israeli aggression. After the tragic death of the Russian Il-20 aircraft, which occurred because of an Israeli air raid on Latakia, and the transfer to Syria of S-300 air defense systems by Russia, Israeli air raids on Syria ceased due to fear of losing the aircraft and the pilots.

Syrian and Russian air defense systems now “see” the entire north and center of Israel. Israeli aircraft now use airfields in the Beersheba area for reconnaissance missions for reconnaissance missions.

During the last Israeli conflict with the [tremendously lesser equipped – ed] Gaza Strip, which occurred on November 11-12 due to another Israeli attempt to conduct a terrorist operation in the Gaza Strip by Israeli special forces, which was discovered and partially eliminated, another war of the State of Israel with the surrounded and he blocked the Gaza Strip.

Israeli missiles destroyed 160 objects in the Gaza Strip. From the Gaza Strip towards Israel, 460 missiles were fired, of which only 106 were intercepted by the iron dome’s vaunted Israeli air defense systems.

It turned out that these systems cannot intercept salvo launches of unguided rockets and shells. This can be compared with the actions of the Syrian air defense systems “Pantsir” and “Thor” in Syria, which reflected the simultaneous attack of hundreds of maneuvering American cruise missiles. After the threat of the leaders of the Gaza Strip to strike at the Israeli Ben-Gurion airport, hostilities between Israel and the Gaza Strip were stopped.

In the near future, the state of Israel will inevitably lose its military superiority over neighboring countries, which is actually happening today. This means that further unilateral and unpunished Israeli aggressive actions against Syria and the Palestinians will be impossible in the future.

Having embarked on the path of supporting Syrian and international gangsters fighting against the legitimate Syrian government, the State of Israel only reduced its diplomatic capabilities and tainted itself with the shame of working with bandits and murderers.

The endless Israeli provocations against the Gaza Strip and violence against the Palestinian population of the Israeli-occupied West Bank cannot last forever. The hands of the clock of history are approaching the final mark for the state of Israel.

The leadership of the State of Israel now needs to think not about the war, but that it’s better and more beneficial for the State of Israel to end the occupation of the Palestinian and Syrian territories, conclude a comprehensive peace agreement in the Middle East and create an independent Palestinian state today, with Israel’s relative superiority than later, when it will be done ultimately on Iranian, Syrian and Egyptian conditions alone.

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نتن ياهو يكذب على الجميع وبقاؤه في الحكومة أمر عمليات أميركي

 

نوفمبر 20, 2018

محمد صادق الحسيني

لقد خسر نتن ياهو كل معاركه وهزم شر هزيمة والهاوية وحدها بانتظاره ولو بعد حين…!

نتن ياهو يتدحرج الى خارج المشهد السياسي بخطى متسارعة وهو باقٍ في الحكومة مؤقتاً لدواعٍ أميركية…!

وهو يعرف أن رقبته ورقبة حكومته لا تزال بيد نفتالي بينيت الميليونير الأميركي الجنسية…!

وهو حاول ولا يزال إغداق الوعود على نفتالي لوقف انهيار حكومته كأن يعطيه وزارة الخارجية مثلاً…!

وهو لا يستطيع منحه وزارة الحرب التي يريدها، لأنه لا يملك مثل هذا القرار باعتبار أن الجنرالات المحيطين به لا يقبلون بذلك خوفاً من فقدان السيطرة على الكيان كله…!

وعليه فإن مسير نتن ياهو الى الهاوية في كل الأحوال مع وقف التنفيذ..!

ونتن ياهو يعرف قبل غيره بأنه لو يستقيل بينيت الآن فإن حكومته ستسقط فوراً وإن أبواب السجن ستفتح له كما حصل مع اولمرت بعد حرب تموز..!

والسبب في كل ما يعاني منه هو هزيمته المدوية أمام تكتيك واستراتيجية المقاومة الفلسطينية وحلفائها في محور المقاومة في حرب الكورنيت وصاروخ جهنم وكمين العلم المفاجأة…!

من أجل ذلك كله فإن نتن ياهو كان اليوم يكذب على الجميع عندما أطلق العديد من الأقوال المتناقضة وطقوس الغطرسة المعتادة في عملية مفضوحة بالهروب الى الأمام، وذلك في جلسة الكنيست الإسرائيلي عندما ادعى بـ:

1 – أن سلاح الجو الإسرائيلي قد واصل نشاطاته في الاجواء السورية، حتى بعد إسقاط الطائرة الروسية، وأن طائراته تقوم بجمع المعلومات الاستخبارية حول ما يجري في الاراضي السورية.

وهذا محض كذب وافتراء، وذلك لأن من يقوم بعمليات الاستطلاع الجوي هي طائرات الاستطلاع التابعة لسلاح البحرية الأميركية من طراز P- 8 A. وقد نفّذت هذه الطائرات آخر رحلة استطلاع الساعة 22,00 من مساء امس 18/11/2018 وذلك بواسطة الطائرة P – 8 A رقم 168859 والتي حلقت على بعد ثمانين كيلومتراً غرب السواحل السورية.

2 – أن معلوماته الاستخبارية تشير الى تراجع حجم شحنات الأسلحة الإيرانية المرحلة لحزب الله بعد إسقاط الطائرة الروسية.

وهذه وجبة تناقض وكذب جديدة، اذ ان نتنياهو ما فتئ يكرر ادعاءاته بان إيران تواصل شحن الأسلحة وتقيم مصانع تطوير الصواريخ، لصالح حزب الله في لبنان، وكان آخر هذه الادعاءات يوم أمس، حول قيام طائرة شحن إيرانية من طراز اليوشن 76، تحمل رمز نداء EP- PUS، قد أقلعت محملة بالسلاح من مطار مدينة روستوف الروسية الى دمشق، حوالي الساعة الواحدة من بعد ظهر أمس.

3 – قوله إنه يملك معلومات أمنية، حول حزب الله وسورية وإيران طبعاً، ولا يريد البوح بها.

وهذا كذب أيضاً لأن ليس بحوزته أية معلومات خارقة للعادة، كالعرض التلفزيوني، عندما ادعى أن أرشيف إيران النووي، وإنما هو يتوهم أن بإمكان جيشه تنفيذ عملية جبانة، كإسقاط طائرة شحن إيرانية ليدّعي أنها كانت تحمل أسلحة لحزب الله، او إرسال إشارات الى إيران بأنه أصبح قادرًا على القيام بتحرّك عسكري ضدها انطلاقاً من سلطنة عمان، حيث أشار في حديثه الى أن الطائرات المتجهة الى «إسرائيل» من آسيا سوف تعبر المجال الجوي لسلطنة عمان.

4 – وأهم ما قاله هو أن لا داعي للقيام بتنفيذ غارات جوية إسرائيلية على اهداف في سورية بسبب تراجع شحنات الأسلحة الإيرانية لحزب الله كما قال إن روسيا ليست قادرة وحدها على إخراج إيران وحلفائها من سورية.

وهذه موجة كذب أخرى وذلك لأن سلاح الجو الإسرائيلي لم يعد قادرًا لا على تنفيذ غارات جوية في الأراضي السورية ولا حتى الاقتراب من الأجواء السورية، بل إن أنظمة الدفاع الجوي السورية المستخدمة حالياً قادرة على تدمير أي طائرة إسرائيلية حتى قبل إقلاعها من أي قاعدة جوية في «إسرائيل».

كما أن موضوع إخراج إيران أو غير إيران من سورية لا ولَم يُطرح من قبل روسيا، إذ إن ذلك ليس من ضمن مهمات القوة الجوفضائية في روسيا، وإنما هو أمر سيادي سوري حصرياً ونتنياهو يعلم علم اليقين أن القيادة الروسية لم ولن تتدخل في هذا الموضوع.

إذن، فإن نتن ياهو يقرّ من حيث لا يشعر بعجز جيشه عن فعل أي شيء في الميدان قد ينقذه من المأزق الذي دخل فيه نتيجة الانتصار المدوي الذي حققته المقاومة الفلسطينية الأسبوع الماضي لذلك يلجأ الى الكذب على الجميع…!

وهو يعرف أن كل ألاعيبه لم تكن لتنقذ حكومته، مؤقتاً، لولا الأمر الأميركي الذي تلقاه مجرم الحرب، نفتالي بينيت الأميركي الجنسية، والذي أُمر بموجبه بعدم الاستقالة من الحكومه منعاً لإسقاطها، وذلك كي تتفرغ الإدارة الأميركية لإدارة أزمة مجرم الحرب الآخر في الرياض، محمد بن سلمان.

باختصار شديد نقول إن المشهد الإقليمي والدولي أمامنا كما يلي:

ضلعان من ضلعَيْ مثلث صفقة القرن يتهاويان

أي نتن ياهو وإبن سلمان

والضلع الثالث أي ترامب يترنّح…

ينتظر صفعة القرن.

هذا هو حكم السنن الكونية

ولعنة اليمن والدم المستباح

تلاحق جميع القتلة والمتهوّرين.

والأهم أن واشنطن كما يبدو تريد بقاء نتن ياهو ضعيفاً في الحكم….

يعني لا تريد انتخابات مبكرة…

فالإدارة الأميركية لا تريد الآن تبديل الخيول في ظل الهزائم…!

بعدنا طيّبين قولوا الله…

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صراعٌ محموم على تركيا بين الروس والأميركيين

نوفمبر 20, 2018

د. وفيق إبراهيم

يندلع تنافسٌ حاد على جذب تركيا بين الأميركيين والروس فكل طرف منهما يعتقد أن استمالتها إليه تُعجلُ بواحد من أمرين: اما المحافظة على نظام القطب الواحد بالنسبة لواشنطن او إسقاطه كما تريد موسكو.

المعروف أن تركيا عضو في الحلف الأطلسي «الناتو» منذ تأسيسه وكانت تُمثلُ بالنسبة إليه «السد» الذي يمنع الاتحاد السوفياتي من التوسع «براحة» في الشرق الأوسط من بوابات تركيا البحرية التي تربط البحر الأسود بالبحر المتوسط عبر «مرمرة» و»ايجة». صحيح انها بحار مفتوحة للجميع لكن رعاتها هم الترك الذين يواصلون مراقبة العابرين بدقة متناهية، لكونهم يجسدون المصالح الأميركية في العالم ويأخذون بالمقابل اهتماماً أميركياً مرتبطاً بقواعد عسكرية متعددة بعضها يحتوي على اسلحة نووية «انجيرليك وغيرها»، لكن انفجار الأزمة السورية فرق بين الأحباب لاختلاف مصالحهم، واشنطن راعية الازمة كانت تريد في بداياتها إسقاط النظام السياسي على قاعدة الاحتفاظ بوحدة جغرافيته السياسية ولما تعذر ذلك لجأت الى لعبة تفتيته بالاعتماد على الارهاب و»إسرائيل» والسعودية وقطر وسورية وتركيا.

وخسرت للمرة الثانية رهاناتها، بالمقابل أرادت أنقرة تسهيل تشكيل كونفدرالية للاخوان المسلمين على مستوى مصر والعراق وسورية وليبيا وتونس ولعلها كانت تفكر ايضاً، بضم بلدان الخليج بتطبيق نظرية السقوط المتتابع للبيادق كان الأميركيون أول المجابهين لمشروعها مستفيدين من تحرك الشعب المصري في وجه «الاخوان» فحرّكوا السيسي بقيادة الجيش المصري والقضاء عليهم ناجحين بفرض تراجع أدوارهم في المنطقة عموماً على حساب طموح تركيا التي عاودت التدخل بذريعة محاربة الإرهاب.

لقد أسدى الأميركيون خدمة للترك ولسياساتهم الخاصة بتنشيطهم مشروعاً كردياً «قسد» في شرق سورية يحاولون بواسطته وقف تراجعاتهم في الشرق الأوسط.

فالكرد ثائرون في تركيا والعراق ومشروعٌ خطر في سورية وتركيا لكنه كان نائماً.

واستفادت انقرة من الخطر الكردي عليها باجتياحها قسماً من أراضي سورية والعراق وتمكنها بذلك من أداء أدوار سياسية «استعمارية» في البلدين بموافقة أميركية ملتبسة، لأن مثل هذه الأدوار تُعقد الأوضاع في مناطق الاجتياحات التركية ولا تسيء للمشروع الكردي لأنه متمتع بحمايتها.

لجهة روسيا فتعرف اهمية تركيا على الرغم من ان تَحسُن علاقاتها بإيران فتح لها الأبواب من ناحية بحر قزوين طهران العراق سورية، لكن لا يمكن اعتباره بديلاً من الخط التركي البحري لتضمنه مناطق في العراق لا تزال أميركية بشكل كامل.

لذلك تعاملت موسكو مع التقدم التركي في شمال سورية ومناطقها الغربية ببرودة لافتة حتى الآن، ونجحت بذلك في تشكيل مثلث قوة روسية تركية ايرانية للتنسيق في الميدان السوري في اطار حلف يجتمع دورياً تحت مسمى آستانة وسوتشي ويتخذ مقررات موحّدة من كل الظواهر المتعلقة بالأزمة السورية بنيوياً ودائرياً.

ولم يكتفِ العقل الروسي بهذا الإبداع بل ذهب نحو عقد اتفاق ضخم مع انقرة كنقل الغاز الروسي عبر اراضيها نحو البحر الاسود الى الاراضي التركية تمهيداً لإعادة تصديره الى اوروبا بمعدل 30 مليار متر مكعب نصفها للداخل التركي والباقي للقارة العجوز «أوروبا».

إن مثل هذا الاتفاق الذي قد يستمر نصف قرن تقريباً من شأنه تعزيز العلاقات الاقتصادية بين البلدين تمهيداً لتحالفات سياسية مترافقة وواعدة.

تكفي الاشارة الى ان عدد السياح الروس الذين يجولون سنوياً في بقاع تركيا يزيد عن خمسة ملايين نسمة.

ينحصر اذاً التنافس الأميركي الروسي في استعداد واشنطن لغض الطرف عن استمرار الدور التركي في شمال سورية وشمال العراق انما من دون الاصطدام بالمشروعين الكرديين فيهما، أما موضوع القواعد الأميركية في تركيا فلم تعد بالنسبة لأنقرة مفيدة لأن التهديد السوفياتي لم يعد موجوداً والايديولوجيا الشيوعية الاشتراكية لم تعد مصدر جذب لأي من الأحزاب التركية، هذا ما يجعل من هذه القواعد مهمة للطرف الأميركي فقط، وثقيلة على الترك.

هناك نقاط إضافية حول احتمال ان يكون ممثلو البيت الابيض نقلوا الى اردوغان تأكيداً على عدم شمول المشروع الكردي تركيا. وهم بالتالي مستعدون لدفع مشروع «قسد» الكردي بعيداً من شمال سورية ونحو جنوبها وجنوبها الشرقي بمعنى ان هذا المشروع «قسد» هو لحماية المصالح الأميركية في العراق عبر إدارة لعبة التوازنات بين مكوّناته المذهبية والعرقية، وهو ايضاً للاستعمال المرتقب في الجزء الكردي من إيران عبر كردستان العراق.

من جهتها تركيا ليست بلداً جديد التكوين ليستميلها الأميركيون بثرثرات لا طائل منها، فهم متأكدون ان نجاح المشروع الكردي في شرق سورية وكردستان العراق كفيل بتفجير تركيا الى ثلاثة مكوّنات منفصلة تماماً الكردي والتركي والعلوي لذلك يُصرّون دائماً على رأس المشروع الكردي مقابل عودتهم الى العباءة الأميركية مع أدوار نافذة في سورية والعراق.

من ناحيتها موسكو فبالإضافة الى السيل التركي للغاز الروسي الطبيعي الضخم والسياح والادوار السياسية العقلانية التي يسمح بها الروس للترك في سورية يبدو ان بوتين مستعد للذهاب بعيداً في علاقاته مع تركيا لأن اهميتها بالنسبة الى مشروعه في اختراق نظام القطب الواحد أكثر من استراتيجية وتكاد تنضوي في إطار الجيوبوليتيك الروسي المرتقب.

لكن مثل هذا الاهتمام لا يصل الى حدود سماح روسيا لانقرة بتعطيل استكمال سورية لسيادتها، فإذا كانت أنقرة جزءاً من طريق الصعود الروسي فإن دمشق هي قلبه ومنصته للقفز الى الفضاءات السوفياتية السابقة ومحطته البحرية الآمنة والوحيدة في البحر الأبيض المتوسط.

هذا ما يدفع «الكرملين» الى البحث عن حل يقنع أنقرة بأهمية الدولة السورية ويلبي جزءاً من طموحاتها الاقتصادية والقليل من شبقها العثماني التوسعي.

أما الأميركيون فيعجزون عن التخلي عن المشروع الكردي لأنه يشكل بالنسبة اليهم سداً يمنع الروس من التقدم عبر سورية لتحقيق نظام تعدد الأقطاب.

وهذا يعني استمرار التنافس بين القطبين المترقبين لوسائل جديدة تغري انقرة فتميل الى من يمتلك إغراءات أكثر.

ويبدو أن معركة ادلب المرتقبة قد تسهم في اندفاعة تركيا نحو الروس القطب الذي يمكن التعويل عليه في السنوات القليلة المقبلة لاختراق الأحادية الأميركية.

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نوفمبر 19, 2018

د. عصام نعمان

من حق الفلسطينيين عموماً والمقاومة وحلفائها خصوصاً ان يبتهجوا للهزيمة المدوّية التي ألحقوها بالجيش الإسرائيلي في خان يونس مساء 2018/11/11. ألم يعتبر «إسرائيليون» وازنون من كبار القادة العسكريين السابقين والخبراء الإستراتيجيين، والإعلاميين، وأهل الرأي، ورموز الساسة الحاكمين، وفي مقدّمهم وزير الحرب المستقيل أفيغدور ليبرمان، بأنّ ما حدث هزيمةً عسكرية وسياسية نكراء للكيان الصهيوني؟ هؤلاء أنفسهم بادروا في اليوم التالي الى طرح أسئلة لافتة ومحرجة، أبرزها اثنان:

لماذا جرى تنفيذ عملية بالغة الخطورة في عمق 3 كيلومترات داخل قطاع غزة وفي منطقة كثيفة السكان، وبعد ساعات قليلة من مؤتمر صحافي عقده بنيامين نتنياهو في باريس أوضح فيه ضرورة بذل كلّ جهد من أجل التوصل الى تسوية في غزة وعدم الإنزلاق الى حرب؟

ماذا سيفعل نتنياهو وحكومته بعد هذه الصدمة الأشدّ وغير المسبوقة التي تعرّضت لها «إسرائيل» منذ حربها المفتوحة على غزة العام 2014؟

للإجابة عن هذين السؤالين، تتوجب الإحاطة بأهمّ الواقعات والسيناريوات والتداعيات السياسية والعملانية السابقة واللاحقة لعملية خان يونس الفاشلة. لعلّ أدقّ ما جرى استخلاصه في هذا المجال ما قاله رونين ايتسيك، القائد الأسبق للواء المدرّعات والباحث حالياً في العلاقات بين الجيش الإسرائيلي والمجتمع في صحيفة «يسرائيل هيوم» 2018/11/14 . ايتسيك لخّص النتائج والمفاعيل بالآتي:

اولاً، سيناريوات الرعب التي عرضها قادة الجيش أمام المجلس الوزاري المصغر كانت غايتها التحذير من مغبة الإقدام على مغامرة إعادة احتلال قطاع غزة.

ثانياً، التخوّف من اليوم التالي لإحتمال سقوط حكم «حماس» كان دافعه التحذير من صعود تنظيم آخر أكثر تطرفاً منها بكثير.

ثالثاً، انّ حرص حكومة نتنياهو في المحافظة على الإنفصال الحاصل بين غزة والضفة الغربية يرمي الى تمكينها من الادّعاء بأنه لا يمكن الحوار مع الفلسطينيين في ظلّ «فتح» و»حماس» العاجزَتين عن التحاور في ما بينهما.

رابعاً، تآكل النجاعة العملانية للجيش الإسرائيلي إذ من غير الممكن فهم كيف تنجح تنظيمات معادية في إطلاق الصواريخ بكثافة وفي وقت واحد وبوتيرة مدمّرة، بينما تقف متردّدة في مواجهتها منظومةٌ متطورة من سلاح الجو «الإسرائيلي»، والدفاع ضدّ الصواريخ، والإستخبارات…

خامساً، عدم قدرة «إسرائيل» على التخلي عن أسلوب متجذّر مفاده أننا نفعل كلّ شيء فقط كي لا تشعر «حماس» للحظة واحدة بأنها في خطر فعلي الأمر الذي أظهرنا ببساطة غيرَ مهمّين في مواجهة «حماس» وحلفائها.

سادساً، عدم القدرة على إعطاء سكان جنوب «إسرائيل» الثقة والإحساس بالأمن ما ولّد عدم ثقةٍ جذرياً بالجيش والحكومة وأساء الى خطة الحكومة الرامية الى زيادة عدد السكان في الجنوب وتوسيع المدن.

سابعاً، اننا ظهرنا أمام خصومنا جميعاً، وخصوصاً إيران، بأنّ حكومتنا مرتدعة، وجيشنا ليس لديه أجوبة، ومواطنينا يعيشون مع الإحساس بعدم الأمان.

حيال هذه الصورة القاتمة التي ارتسمت في وعي الإسرائيليين لأنفسهم ولأوضاعهم، ماذا يمكن ان يحدث على الصعيد السياسي؟

من الواضح انّ صورة نتنياهو، الملقّب بـ «سيد الأمن» لدى الجمهور، قد تشوّهت لدرجة انّ نحو 70 في المئة من المشاركين في استطلاعٍ للرأي غداة عملية خان يونس الفاشلة شجبوا موقفه المتخاذل، وقد تُرجمت هذه النسبة المئوية السلبية العالية بأنها مؤشر الى خسارة مرتقبة في عدد نواب حزبه لا تقلّ عن اثنين في حال جرت الإنتخابات الآن. لهذا السبب فكّر نتنياهو بإسناد حقيبة وزارة الأمن او الحرب؟ الى غريمه ومنافسه على منصب رئاسة الحكومة، رئيس حزب «البيت اليهودي» نفتالي بينيت، لتفادي استقالته وخروج نواب حزبه الثمانية من الإئتلاف الحاكم ما يُفقد حكومته ثقة الكنيست وبالتالي يُضطرها الى إجراء انتخابات مبكرة غير مأمونة النتائج. لكن معارضة أركان أقوياء في الإئتلاف الحاكم دفعته الى نبذ هذه الفكرة والاكتفاء بحكومة ضيقة يتولّى هو فيها وزارة الأمن تفادياً لانتخابات مبكرة، يبدو ان لا مندوحة من إجرائها.

إذ تتخبّط «إسرائيل» في أزمة سياسية معقدة، يجد نتنياهو وقادته العسكريون أنفسهم أمام تحدٍّ آخر لا يقلّ تعقيداً هو ما يجب ان يقوم به، عملانياً واستراتيجياً بعد عملية خان يونس الفاشلة ومفاعيلها المحبِطة؟

ثمة شبه إجماع بين المعلّقين العسكريين والخبراء الإستراتيجيين «الإسرائيليين» على انّ عملية خان يونس لم تكن محاولة لإغتيال قيادي بارز في صفوف «حماس»، كما تردّدَ بادئ الأمر، بل «كانت عملية غايتها جمع معلومات استخبارية لها علاقة بالبنية التحتية العسكرية لـِ «حماس»: أنفاق وتطوير سلاح. وربما لها أيضاً علاقة بمشكلة أخرى تعانيها «إسرائيل» في غزة : الأسرى والمفقودون خلال السنوات الأخيرة. وتستغلّ «إسرائيل» عادةً الفوضى في العالم العربي للقيام بعمليات كثيرة مشابهة وراء الحدود، القسم الأكبر منها لا يجري الكشف عنه ولا يعرف به الجمهور». انظر: عاموس هرئيل في «هآرتس»، 2018/11/12 .

استنتاج هرئيل معقول، لكنّي أرجّح انّ الغاية المركزية لعملية خان يونس كانت تتعلق بما أسماه هرئيل «تطوير سلاح»، مضمونها محاولة الكومندوس الإسرائيلي تعطيل موقع مختص بتطوير صواريخ المقاومة لجعلها أطول مدى وأكثر دقة. ذلـك انّ نجاح «إسرائيل» فـي تعطيل هذه الرافعة التكنولوجيـة يساعدها على تحقيق الأغراض المتوخاة من مخطط التهدئة في غزة والتطبيع مع دول الخليج بقصد إقامة حلف «ناتو» إسرائيلي – خليجي لترفيع فعالية حملة نتنياهو وترامب لتقويض قدرات إيران.

في ضوء هذه الواقعات والتحديات والإحتمالات يستقيم الاستنتاج بأنّ القيادة السياسية والعسكرية العليا في «إسرائيل» باتت في حال ارتباك سياسي وعسكري شديد يحول دون اتخاذها قرارات حاسمة خلال المرحلة الانتقالية التي يمرّ فيها الكيان الصهيوني في الوقت الحاضر ولغاية إجراء الانتخابات في العام القادم.

المهم ان تحرص قيادات أطراف محور المقاومة على اغتنام حال الإرتباك الإسرائيلية والأميركية بغية هندسة ردود سياسية وعسكرية كفيلة بإحباط سيناريوات تكتيكية واستراتيجية تمور في عقول قيادات معسكر الأعداء.

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Khashoggi Part 2: A ‘reformer’…who was also a hysterical anti-Iran/Shia warmonger?

November 19, 2018

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker BlogKhashoggi Part 2: A ‘reformer’…who was also a hysterical anti-Iran/Shia warmonger?

I wouldn’t want readers to think that I egotistically view Jamal Khashoggi’s anti-Iran stance as his most important flaw….

Part two in this 4-part series only focuses on Iran because they provide a distinct counterpart to “Khashoggi Thought”: By laying out the differences between these two we can see how Khashoggi relates to the Middle Eastern world; then in Part 3 we can see how Khashoggi relates to the larger Islamic World; and in Part 4 we can analyze Khashoggi’s intellectual relation to the West, China and the entire world. Hey – since 1979 hysterical anti-Iran warmongers have been a dime a dozen! We’re just expanding outward concentrically.

One of Khashoggi’s favourite journalistic topics was Iran, which everyone will agree is the Muslim country that has mostly successfully rebelled against the Western model and the West’s dictates. Those who know some of the details of the Iranian system will agree that Iran is also the Muslim country which has burst through the furthest into political modernity.

These are the very reasons why Khashoggi called Iran “our Great Satan”. He repeatedly wrote that the JCPOA agreement on Iran’s nuclear energy program is a “war project” and not a peace project, in clear contradiction with the vast majority of global public opinion.

He viewed Iran as the biggest threat to his own happiness and to Saudi Arabia’s happiness, and so he fanatically wrote article after article to cobble together a war coalition. This article examines the question: What compelled Jamal Khashoggi to be such a horrific warmonger?

Khashoggi can rest in peace – he got some wars started, at least

From a 2016 column (fanatically) titled, You are either with us, or against us:

“Our neighboring friends say they do not want a sectarian conflict. It is too late; we have all been pushed against our will into this conflict by Iran, which might not be speaking in a sectarian way but is acting as such.”

The claim that Iran is “sectarian” is absolutely false and easily disproven: Palestinians are Sunni and not Shia. Need more? Fine: As far away as the leftist Polisario Front in the Western Sahara Iran is supporting Sunnis, even though monarchical Morocco cut ties for that reason (at least officially). This is an argument does not withstand the barest scrutiny.

I dispel such nonsense to show Khashoggi’s own, real view:

“Therefore, today’s confrontation is not between Sunnis and Shiites, but between Shiite fundamentalism (he is referring to Iran) and Sunni fundamentalism represented by ISIS.”

The only people making such a preposterously false equivalence between Iran and ISIS are located in Riyadh, Israel, Washington, New York and in mosques where the preachers have trained by radical Saudi Arabians. Would ISIS have a constitution, women in parliament, and high voter turnout? LOL, of course not – the two are absolutely not comparable. However, if you want to get a job with The Washington Post you had better write a ton of copy claiming that they are.

Khashoggi’s dishonest claim that he himself was not a sectarian is contradicted by the fact that – in clear contrast with Iran’s foreign policy – Khashoggi openly opposed every Shia movement in any Middle Eastern country: he supported the war in Syria 100%, hated Hezbollah as much as any Israeli, and only stopped openly supporting the war on Yemen after he moved to The Washington Post.

Lede sentence from a pre-“WaPo” 2016 article titled, Saudi constance in its Yemen policy:

Operation Decisive Storm will emerge victorious because its demands are simple, moral, and supported locally, regionally and internationally.”

Our first question is: who is this “Constance” he refers to and how did she get such influence in Saudi foreign policy on Yemen? I have heard of “constancy”, but apparently ole Saudi Connie was deluded into thinking that forcing the greatest famine in modern history on Yemen was “moral”.

Errors from Al-Arabiya’s editors aside, the reality is that Khashoggi viewed any demand by Shia for democracy as “Shiite fundamentalists”.

How many “reformers” or “dissidents” are warmongers at the same time? Check Part 1 for an explanation of what type of thinker in the Muslim world does and does not deserve those monikers.

Modern Iran, like all socialism, is a social experiment which was long-repressed

The problem with Khashoggi’s obsessive anti-Iranian warmongering (apart from all the obvious problems, of course) is that revolutions are not made by powers or individuals, but solely by ideas.

Like the results or not, I think any objective analysis will agree that the idea behind the Iranian Islamic Revolution was, most simply, “modern Muslim democracy”.

But to the average Westerner “modern Muslim democracy” is an extremist idea; to the average Western leftist or intellectual it is an impossible contradiction; to Arab monarchs it is a terrifying threat to their elite status; to the Muslim People, this is exactly what has been repressed by all of the above for two centuries (and then the Muslim People are accused of being intrinsically anti-democratic!).

But, after toppling the Shah, and unencumbered by a legacy of colonialism like in Algeria, and also not seeking to deny a Muslim electoral victory as Algeria did in the 1990s, Iran did implement Muslim democracy more than any major Muslim nation in history. What resulted from this Muslim democracy is what I often refer to as “Iranian Islamic Socialism”.

But this revolutionary idea was not at all unique to Iran in the Muslim world, and that is something which Khashoggi himself recognized and feared. From a 2016 column titled Iran’s Regional Project:

“The leaders of Yemen’s Houthis, Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Iraq’s Dawa party and Bahrain’s Al-Wefaq party seek to implement their sectarian fundamentalist project in order to spread Iran’s influence beyond its borders. Those leaders consider Iran a cosmopolitan system rather than a state with defined boundaries. They have pledged unconditional allegiance, waging war and declaring peace on Tehran’s orders without taking into account the interests of their states. They do not consider Bahrain, Lebanon, Syria or Iraq as countries.”

Therein lies Khashoggi’s fundamental error: especially given that Iranian patriotism was the single-most important spark to their revolution (and not something openly internationalist, like socialism in 1917 Russia), Iran is not really a “cosmopolitan system”. However, “Muslim democracy” definitely is; “Islamic socialism” definitely is.

Houthis, Iraqis and Bahrainis are not seeking to create some sort of new “Shia Caliphate/superstate”, nor make Farsi their new official language, nor throw out their cultures for the modern Iranian one – they would certainly resist such efforts violently. Due to his 18th-century-based political beliefs – what I define as “Salafist Liberal Democracy” in the next part of this series – Khashoggi cannot grasp this.

Yet the truth couldn’t be more obvious: What those parties – all murderously repressed – truly seek is democratic representation within policy-making. Such policy-making would inevitably be, I predict, Islamic socialist, but they would certainly not be “policies-to-benefit-Iranians”.

That is why Baathist (Arab nationalist/supremacist, secular, socialist) turned tyrant Saddam Hussein banned and massacred the Dawa Party in 1979…which only pushed back their (inevitable) democratic victory until 2005. That is why Yemen is in the midst of the latest iteration of its civil war for democracy and against monarchy, and via a Houthi movement which is republican and which also includes Sunnis (contradicting the constant Western media description of them as “sectarian”). That is why Bahrain’s poor – dominated by Shia, who live under the discriminatory and Riyadh-allied monarchy – want at least one valuable commodity: the ability to vote their conscience so that modern, democratic policy-making can finally begin.

Furthermore, against the idea of Iranian cosmopolitanism is the fact that anti-Arab feeling in Iran can be disgustingly strong – they were the invaders, after all. Iranian patriots (but especially Iranian jingoists) would love to talk to you for 2,500 years about the 2,500 years of rather distinct (but not too distinct…) Persian culture. Iranians honor and adore Imam Zayn al-Abidin – the originator of the Islamic sect of Zaidism – but he took firmest root in Yemen. Is “cosmopolitan” Iran going to uproot Yemenites’ 11-century long love for Imam Zayn and force them to publicly prefer Imams Ali & Hussain, the ubiquitous religious figures of Iran? That idea is impossibly absurd and would only lead to war.

Modern Iranians are much like modern Chinese – not inclined to imperialism following much Western humiliation and repression; maybe in a century that changes (devolves, becomes reactionary, etc.) but it’s just not true in 2018. However, both are inclined to defend their neighbors, cultural kin and distant cousins when attacked, which is not at all “imperialism”.

Iran-obsessing is only to repress intellectual & democratic debate

Despite all these core-rooted differences Iran has with other “Shia nations”, Khashoggi concludes:

The crises in Yemen, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq should be linked and dealt with as one Iranian project that threatens all our cultural and political components, and our vision for the future. This project poses a serious threat to our region, and should be seriously confronted with a unified project before it is too late.

For Khashoggi “Muslim democracy” has been transformed into “one Iranian project” – very flattering to Iranians, but a false exaggeration.

Iran’s “project” was to liberate themselves from Western meddling and to democratically discuss and create a new society. What they decided was to: end monarchy, reject 18th century-based liberal democracy, not attempt a phony bourgeois Muslim liberal democracy, and to instead create what is accurately termed “Iranian Islamic socialism”.

However, all of that absolutely does threaten the monarchism, elitism and power-hoarding “vision for the future” which Khashoggi supports!

Khashoggi wanted the Saudi Arabian power structure to remain fundamentally unchanged – he merely preferred a different prince than current Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. Just ask his sons: “Jamal was never a dissident.”

Let’s define another key Khashoggi’s fear, which is the unique historical choice Muslims face in 2018: between monarchy and republican theocracy. It is a unique choice because – excepting a few islands in the Caribbean – it is only Europeans who still promotes monarchy, and they certainly appear to democratically reject theocracy.

Iran was not the first nation to prove that a monarchy is totally incompatible with socialism, but they were indeed the first to prove that in the Muslim world. That’s no small potatoes in a region full of kings….

More crucially, though, is this: Iran was the first to prove was that theocracy is not totally incompatible with socialism – this is Iran’s most radical contribution to modern history.

This is why Iran is such an electrifying, polarising example in the resolutely-religious Muslim World. It is also why those opposed to the political & economic democratic dictates of socialism, and those pushing capitalism, imperialism and monarchy – like Khashoggi – are trying so hard to destroy Iran.

What is certain is that Liberal Democracy is not compatible with socialism: Socialist Democracy is fundamentally different in structure, motivation and application, and the West will continue to totally oppose Socialist Democracy wherever it is found.

Khashoggi’s ‘cry of a Saudi prince’ in 2018: “I am not king….waahh waaahh!”

The reality is that Khashoggi himself admired and envied the Iranian Revolution. What did Khashoggi want to emulate? From his columnThe Alienation of the Saudi Legacy:

“I consider it the second most important book to tackle the crisis of Saudi identity and alienation after Egyptian researcher and journalist Mohammed Jalal Kishk’s book “The Saudis and the Islamic Solution.”

This book was published more than 30 years ago, when the question of an Islamic solution emerged with the return of political Islam and the victory of its sectarian version in Iran. It is time to put this book back on school shelves, so the current generation learns and feels proud…” blah blah petty nationalism blah blah Saudis are the best blah blah.

Per Khashoggi, he wants an Islamic solution to be promoted and to be a “victory”- like in Iran – only he wants a Saudi version.

First, an aside: the problem is that a just society according to Kishk was staunchly, resolutely anti-leftist. Khashoggi, like seemingly all Westerners, completely misses the socialist aspects of the “victory of the sectarian version” in Iran. Iran’s solution was both Islamic and modern; the latter is proven by its rejection of antiquated monarchy and the implementation of democratic structures, and Islamic because many of its rules which were inspired by Islamic knowledge. (That Iran’s government is not based on “religion” but based on “religious knowledge” is literally the first piece of ignorance I sought to overturn in my recent 11-part series on modern Iran.)

Many Muslims will say today that Khashoggi’s proposed monarchist, anti-socialist, sectarian and jingoist solution is not at all Islamic, but let’s play along anyway:

One cannot be both “modern politically” and a “monarchist”. Whoever heard of a socialist king? Now that is an impossibility. The only place you would hear such fake leftism is from Europe, Canada or Australia. Khashoggi reveals this contradictory absurdity when he refers back to the second-most important book, written by Saudi Prince (shocker, eh?) Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdulrahman:

“The book comes as an outcry from a Saudi prince…” stop right there Jamal: the worker of 2018 cares not for the “outcry” of any prince!

Neo-imperialist Europe may disagree with that, but any empowered, educated worker knows that there can be no princes in 2018 – to maintain doing so (or to return to doing so, perish the thought!) is what is accurately called “reactionary” in 2018. For God’s sake, even a devilish, bourgeois banker in New York City or Paris has enough political modernity (republicanism: popular sovereignty, instead of the sovereignty of a monarch) to know that!

But I have not the power to stop Khashoggi, because he has all the powerful allies while Iranian Islamic Socialists and Muslim Democrats have only the lower classes. He continues:

“The book comes as an outcry from a Saudi prince calling for an awakening that revives what was inherited from our grandparents…” again I wrest control!

What I inherited from my two grandfathers appears limited to the shape of my hands and legs, the desire to respond to silly questions with silly answers, and the monetary fortune left over from a 95 year-old’s modest pension… after being divided with at least 10 other people. Contrarily, Khashoggi inherited more money than he could spend and the keys to the kingdom’s journalism! Thus, it is no wonder he espouses a reactionary, backwards-facing view…there is a reason most revolutions are started by the “barefooted”, as in Iran.

Instead of having a revolution to depose the anti-democratic, damned monarchy, Khashoggi – like all modern right-wingers from Europe to the US to Brazil and beyond – can only offer the dying light of the past as a beacon. It is mere nationalism – an ethos which was “modern” in 1848.

Contrarily, plumbing only the past for answers is the opposite of socialism, which demands that the People be empowered in their daily work to excitingly construct and maintain a new society where everyone can finally reach their full potential.

Khashoggi illustrates what Muslims have been fighting against ever since the Industrial Revolution proved to workers what their unified power could produce: Western-backed monarchists who fear the democratic judgment of their own people.

Nationalism produces racism but patriotism does not. No surprise Khashoggi pushed ‘Saudization’

Patriotism is what we are striving for, but Khashoggi reminds us that “patriotism” must necessarily be combined with something larger than just a “love for our land and our past”. Twenty-first century modernity simply must be combined with a multicultural ethos due to absolutely everyone’s recent history of immigration (which only excepts Japan, the Koreas, Tunisia (they were all trying to get into Ghadaffi’s Libya) and Yemen among major countries).

This why the West truly has no idea what patriotism truly is: they mistakenly think “patriotism” includes jingoism, racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia.

Iran is a “cosmopolitan” system only in the sense that it speaks this long-suppressed but still vibrant anti-sectarian, leftist language both within and beyond its borders. Khashoggi constantly distorted this reality and told his readers that all Shia are “tools of Iran”, and that they cannot be trusted as citizens across the Middle East. All Shia have apparently renounced their nationalities and have no heart at all for their surroundings nor those in them…but this is all untrue.

Untrue, but normal to Western ears: this is undoubtedly exactly what is said in the centre and left across the West – “Shia” must simply be replaced with “Mexicans” or “Muslims” or “Roma” as needed.

This is scapegoating and racism, and verboten in socialism; China, Iran and Cuba have NONE of these “identity” problems. “Our country is losing its identity” is only a pathetic problem for those nations not inspired by socialism; socialist nations are making a new identity, and it is patriotic (inclusive of all within its borders). This short section is, sadly, necessary for many Western readers who are not true patriots but who falsely they think they are.

It is unsurprising that Khashoggi supported the monarchy’s “Saudization” policies to the hilt – all their migrant workers were only oil money-bloodsuckers, not people who helped build modern Saudi Arabia. The recent expulsion of 700,000 Yemeni migrants, along with other deported nationalities, is something many in the West would love to achieve.

A “reformer”, despite being anti-Iran, anti-Shia, anti-migrant….

2018 choices for the Middle East: democracy & religion or monarchy

Of course the West loves Khashoggi – just like they do, he hated Iran and sough to create a Sunni-Shia divide which has no precedent in Islamic history.

A Khashoggi could never exist in Iran – that is the glory of their popular revolution. Promote anti-democratic monarchy in Iran? That’s only among the lunatic exiles. Promote aggressive and obviously-imperialist war in Iran? War is only for self-defense against invaders, which is ordered in the Koran – Muslims do not turn the other cheek.

That Khashoggi is celebrated in the West is to their great shame, and I’m sure many Westerners are ashamed of that. These honest people instinctively know that Khashoggi is no “refomer”, but hopefully this series reminds us exactly why.

The Saudi People also know Khashoggi is no reformer. I recently covered a pro-Khashoggi demonstration in front of the Saudi embassy in Paris – there were twice as many journalists there than Saudis. Saudis know this guy was no hero – he was part of the system of Saudi oppression.

But I am well-aware that Westerners do not really care about Khashoggi – it’s just an interesting tabloid story.

Those who care about Khashoggi are the leaders of the Mainstream Media, Western politicians, and Western CEOs – sadly, this is who controls things in Western liberal democracy’s “rule of law”. They care about Khashoggi because he represented the possibility of bourgeois revolution within the Muslim monarchical world, which would create the opportunity for international high finance to legally wrest control of the Saudi Arabia’s oil from the Saudis – what else would result from installing bourgeois liberal democracy in Saudi Arabia?

Khashoggi has passed, and the push to prevent democracy for Muslim people – by protecting monarchs and their intellectual toadies – will continue. However, socialism and democracy cannot be denied in the Muslim world forever.

Please note that this entire Part 2 only discussed political ideas which the West can relate to – liberal democracy, republicanism, socialism, true patriotism, etc. Part 3 discusses a political concept which most Westerners cannot discuss intelligently – Salafism. It also discusses the very-unintelligent ideology Khashoggi promoted: what I term “Liberal Democratic Salafism”.

In 2018 Salafism is a politically-reactionary concept, and it is absolutely opposed in Iran for that reason, but it is so prevalent in the Muslim world and in Muslim history that it must be properly understood. Westerners must understand it because they have it too.

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This is the 1st article in a 4-part series which examines Jamal Khashoggi’s ideology and how it relates to the Islamic World, Westernization and Socialism. Here is the list of articles slated to be published, and I hope you will find them useful in your leftist struggle!

Khashoggi, Ben Barka & PressTV’s Serena Shim: A 4-part series

Khashoggi Part 2: A ‘reformer’…who was also a hysterical anti-Iran/Shia warmonger?

Khashoggi Part 3: ‘Liberal Democratic Salafism’ is a sham, ‘Islamic Socialism’ isn’t

Khashoggi Part 4: fake-leftism identical in Saudi Arabian or Western form

Ramin Mazaheri is the chief correspondent in Paris for Press TV and has lived in France since 2009. He has been a daily newspaper reporter in the US, and has reported from Iran, Cuba, Egypt, Tunisia, South Korea and elsewhere. His work has appeared in various journals, magazines and websites, as well as on radio and television. He can be reached on Facebook.

China: A New Philosophy of Economics

Global Research, November 16, 2018

China’s economic philosophy is a far cry from that of the west. 

The west consistently seeks to undermine the interests of their partners, be it for trade or political agreements; be it partners from the west, their smaller and weaker brothers; or from the east; or from the south – there is always an element of exploitation, of “one-upmanship”, of outdoing a partner, of domination. Equality and fairness are unknown by the west.

Or, when the concept was once known, at least by some countries and some people, it has been erased by indoctrinated neoliberal thinking – egocentricity, “me first”, and the sheer, all-permeating doctrine of “maximizing profits”; short-term thinking, instant gratification – or more extreme, making a killing today for a gamble or deal that takes place tomorrow. Futures trading – the epitome of manipulating economic values. Only in the capitalist world.

This has become a key feature of western commerce and trading. It’s manipulation and exploitation over ethics; it’s Profits Über Alles! – Doesn’t it sound like fascism? – Well it is. And if the partner doesn’t fall for the ruse, coercion becomes the name of the game – and if that doesn’t work the western military move in with bombs and tanks, seeking regime change – destroying the very country the west wants to dominate. That’s western brutal economics – full hegemony. No sharing.

China’s approach is quite different. It’s one of sharing, of participating, of mutual benefits. China invests trillions of dollars equivalent in developing countries – Asia, especially India and now also Pakistan, Africa, South America, largely for infrastructure projects, as well as mining of natural resources. Unlike the gains from western investments, the benefits of China’s investments are shared. China’s investment and mining concessions are not coerced, but fairly negotiated. China’s investment relationship with a partner country remains peaceful and is not ‘invasive’ and abusive, as are most of those of the west – which uses threats and guns to get what they want.

Of course, the west complains about Chinese investments, lying how abusive they are, when in reality the west is upset about Chinese competition in Africa and South America – Continents that are still considered part of the western domain, as they were colonized for about thousand years by western powers and empires – and as of today, African and Latin-American countries are neo-colonized, no longer (for now) with brute military force, but with even more ferocious financial strangulation, through sanctions, boycotts and embargos; all highly illegal by any international standards. But there aren’t any international laws that are upheld. International courts and judges are coerced to obey Washington’s dictates, or else… literally “or else”; and these are serious threats.

Take the case of West and Central Africa, former French colonies. The French West African zone includes eight countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo; and the French Central African area comprises six countries – Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. All 14 countries have a common currency, the CFA franc (CFA = Communauté financière africaine – African Financial Community). 

They are two separate currencies, though always at parity and therefore interchangeable. The Western and Central African monetary union have separate central banks, the Banque Centrale des États de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, BCEAO, headquartered in Dakar, Senegal; and the Banque des États de l’Afrique Centrale, BEAC, in Yaoundé, Cameroun. Both currencies are guaranteed by the French treasury. This means in fact, that the economy of these 14 countries not only depends on France, but setting the value of the currency (at present one € = 655 CFA francs) is entirely the prerogative of the Banque de France (French Central Bank). This ultra-complicated setup between the two groups of former and new French colonies is not only a matter of French accounting, but foremost a means to confuse and distract the mostly innocent observer from a flagrant abusive reality.

With the French control over the West- and Central African currencies, the foreign trading capacity of these countries is reduced to what France will allow. France has a de facto monopoly on these countries’ production. Should France stop buying their “former-new” colonies goods, the countries go broke, as they have been unable to develop alternative markets under the French yoke. Thus, they are always at the mercy of France, the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank. – From labor slaves up to the early 1960s, they have become debt slaves of the neoliberal age. 

In addition, to back this French Treasury guarantee, 85% of the countries’ foreign exchange reserves are blocked by the French Central Bank and may only be used by the respective counties against specific permission – and – as a loan. – Imagine! – The “former” French colonies have to borrow their own money from the French Central Bank. Similar debt enslaving is going on in former British and Portuguese colonies, though, none of them is as abjectly abusive as are the French. 

Big wonder that Chinese investors are highly welcome in Africa. And knowing western manipulating and deranged mindsets, no wonder that China is demonized by the west as exploiting Africa to the bones, when exactly the contrary is the case. But almighty western lie-propaganda media has the brainwashed western populace believe China is stealing African natural resources. Chinese fairness is indeed tough competition against the usual western trickery and deceit.

In Africa, China is not only focusing on buying and trading natural resources, but on training and using local African brainpower to convert Africa from a western slave into an equal partner. For example, to boost African autonomy, China is using an approach, Ghadaffy intended to apply – entering the wireless phone system, conquering some of the market with efficient batteries, and providing cheaper and more efficient services than the west, hence directly competing with the western exploited African telephone market. Chinese phones also come with their own browsers, so that internet may eventually be accessed in the remotest places of Africa, providing a top tool for education. Challenging the EU and US dominated multi-billion-dollar market, is just one of the reasons Ghadaffy was miserably murdered by French-led NATO forces. Of course, China’s presence is a bit more difficult to kick than was Ghadaffy’s. 

This is just one more signal that China is in Africa – and Asia and Latin America – not just for the legendary American Quick Buck, but for genuine investments in long-term economic development which involves developing transportation networks, efficient and independent financial systems which may escape the western SWIFT and FED / Wall Street banking system through which US sanctions are imposed. This may involve the creation of government controlled blockchain currencies – see also Venezuela’s hydrocarbon-backed Petro – and linking African currencies to the Yuan and the eastern SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) monetary system – freeing Africa from the dollar hegemony. With the help of China and Russia, Africa may, in fact, become the forerunner of crypto-currencies – and, in the case of west-and central Africa, the 14 countries would be able to gain financial autonomy, and to the chagrin of the French Central Bank, manage their own financial resources, breaking loose from under the little-talked about French yoke. It is quite conceivable that with Chinese development assistance Africa will become an important trading partner for the east, leaving western exploiting and abusing business and banking magnates behind in the dust.

The Overseas Private Investment Cooperation (OPIC), a US private lending as well as investment guarantee agency – is upset about US investors losing out to Chinese and wants US corporations to compete more aggressively – which is precisely what Africa rejects, America’s violent bombing approach to impose her trade and concession rules with the coercing help of the IMF and the World Bank. Africa is seeking – finally – sovereignty, deciding over her own financial and political destiny. This includes choosing investors and trading partners of their liking.

Many African and South American countries prefer China’s yuan-investments, rather than Washington’s US-dollar investments. Its ‘softer’ money coming from the Chinese. For China it’s also a way of diverting the world from the US-dollar, providing incentives for countries to divest their dollar reserves into yuan reserves. That’s is already happening at accelerating speed. 

China’s outlook at home and abroad is nothing less than spectacular. On the home front, they are building cutting-edge technology transport infrastructure, such as high-speed railways, for example, connecting Shanghai and Hangzhou, cutting travel time from one and a half hour in half. China’s high-speed bullet train connects for the first time Hong Kong with the mainland, cutting travel time Hong Kong to Beijing from 24 hours to 9 hours.

In October 2018, after nine years construction, President Xi Jinping opened the world’s longest sea crossing bridge, linking Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai. The bridge is 55 km long – about 20 times the length of San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge. In urban development, existing and new multi-million people cities are planned, expanded and stamped out of the ground in less than a generation.

China has just built a US$ 2.1 billion AI (Artificial Intelligence) industrial park, and is not sleeping either on the environmental protection and development front, investing billions in research and development of alternative clean energies, especially solar power and its storage potential, next generation beyond lithium batteries, ranging from lithium solid state to electrolyte materials to graphene batteries and eventually to copper foam substrate. And that’s not the end of the line. Each battery technology offers increased capacity, safety and charging and discharging speed.  

On the domestic and international front, the Belt and Road (B and R) Initiative – the New Silk Road – is China’s President Xi’s phenomenal geo-economic initiative to connect the world from China with several transport routes and develop in a first step Western China, Eastern Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe – all the way to the frontiers of western Europe. This massive economic development program includes industrial parks, trade and cultural interchanges, research and development through existing universities and new science and learning centers. Maritime routes are also foreseen entering Africa through Kenya and Southern Europe and the Middle East via the Greek port of Piraeus and Iran – a southern route is also planned to enter the southern cone of Latin America.  

The endeavor is so huge, it has recently been inscribed into the Chinese Constitution. It will mobilize in the coming decades and possibly century trillions of yuan and dollar-equivalent of investments, mostly from China, Russia, the other SCO countries, as well as European partners  – and foremost the Beijing-based AIIB (Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank) which has already 70 member countries, among them Australia, Canada, Western European nations and close to 20 prospective new countries; but not the United States of America.

This giant project, is of course, not without challenges. While the need for proof of “credit worthiness” by being tied to the IMF and World Bank of the eighties and nineties had since long faded into oblivion, China is still bound to the IMF and WB. – Why? – In my opinion it proves two things, The People’s Bank of China – the Chinese Central Bank – is still controlled by the FED and BIS (Bank for International Settlement, alias, central bank of all central banks), and a strong Fifth Column that doesn’t yield an inch of their power. The Chinese leadership could implement the necessary changes towards full financial sovereignty – but, why is that not happening? – Western threats and their secret services have become ever more sophisticated abduction and “neutralizing” machines over the past 70 years. 

The next question is what’s the Chinese lending limit to countries who have already or will subscribe to the Belt and Road Initiative to help them repay western debt and integrate into the new eastern economic model and monetary system? The question is relevant, because China’s money supply is based on China’s economic output; unlike western currencies which are purely fiat money (hot air). 

Also, how will ownership of foreign assets, i.e. infrastructure funded and perhaps built, dealt with? – Will they become Chinese property, increasing China’s capital base and flow of money? – Or would they be negotiated as long-term concessions, after which a country may repay to acquire sovereign ownership, or transfer part or all of the assets to China as a shareholder. These are relevant considerations, especially with regard to the huge B&R investments foreseen in the coming years. These decisions should be made autonomously by Chinese leadership, totally outside the influence of western monetary czars, like IMF and WB. 

Another issue which is steadily and increasingly cropping up in the west, of course to demonize China and discourage “western civilized” (sic) countries to associate themselves with socialist China – is China’s concept of “Social Credits”. It is largely based on what the west calls a dictatorial, freedom-robbing surveillance state – with cameras and face-recognition everywhere. Of course, totally ignoring the western own Orwellian Big Brother Surveillance and lie apparatus which calls itself democracy – and in fact is a democracy for then the elite of the plutocrats, gradually and by heavy propaganda brainwashing converting what’s left of ‘democracy’ into outright fascism – we, in the west, are almost there. And this, to the detriment of the “Silent Lambs” – as per Rainer Mausfeld’s latest book, in German, “Why are Lambs Silent” (German Westend-Verlag). Yes, that’s what we have become: “Silent Lambs”.

It is too easy to demonize China for attempting to create a more harmonious, cohesive and peaceful society. Granted, this surveillance in China as in the west, demolishes to a large extent individualism, individual thinking, thereby limiting human creativeness and freedom. This is a topic which the Chinese socialist government, independent of western critique, may have to address soon to keep precisely one of the key principles of Chinese society alive – ‘social cohesiveness’ and a sense of equality and freedom. 

What is the “Social Credit” system? – It is a digital footprint of everything the Chinese do, as private citizens, as corporate managers in production as well as banking, workers, food sellers, in order to basically create an ambiance of full transparency (that’s the goal – far from having been reached), so as to establish citizens’ and corporations’ “creditworthiness”, in financial terms, but also assessing crime elements, political inclinations, radicalism, to prevent potential terror acts (interestingly, in the case of most western terror acts, officials say the ‘terrorists’ were known to the police – which simply leaves you to conclude that they acted in connivance with the forces of order); and to enhance food safety in restaurants and by other food sellers. 

In other words, the aim is to establish corporate and individual “score cards” which will work as a rewards and punishment system, a “carrot and stick” approach. Depending on the crime or deviation from the rule, you may be reprimanded and get ‘debits’ – which you may wipe out by changing your behavior. Living under the spell of debits may limit, for example, your access to comfortable or speedy travel, better and speedier trains, air tickets, certain cultural events and more.

Yes, the idea of creating a stable domestic society has its drawbacks – surveillance – demolition of much of individualism, creativity, by implanting conformity. The government’s axiom is “we want a society where people don’t desire to break the rules, but the earliest stage is that they are afraid to break the rules.”  

In the end, the question is, will the “Social Credits” approach to societal living, meaning a total surveillance state with every data recorded into a network of total control, be beneficial or detrimental for the Chinese goal to push ahead with her extraordinary and mostly egalitarian economic development approach, transport and industrial infrastructure, scientific research and cultural exchange – called Belt and Road, alias the New Silk Road? – Only the future will tell; but the Chinese are not alone. They have solid partners in the SCO – and long-term economic development endeavors never work in linear values, but with the unknown of dynamics to which humans are uniquely adapted to adjust. 

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Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a water resources and environmental specialist. He worked for over 30 years with the World Bank and the World Health Organizationaround the world in the fields of environment and water. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for Global Research; ICH; RT; Sputnik; PressTV; The 21st Century; TeleSUR; The Vineyard of The Saker Blog, the New Eastern Outlook (NEO); and other internet sites. He is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed – fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a co-author of The World Order and Revolution! – Essays from the Resistance. He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization.

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The Victorious Palestine

Hussein Samawarchi

The act of celebration is very symbolic. Knowing what a people celebrate gives the spectator insight on what kind of society they represent, along with their values.

The Palestinians just celebrated repelling an offensive and avoiding another full-blown massacre against their families. They did not celebrate attacking the illegal settlers who continue to rape their land. Not that they don’t have every ethical right to do so; after all, those settlers are foreign elements who have displaced them by resorting to terrorist methods like the use of weapons and a mercenary army for the purpose of ethnic cleansing and the theft of ancestral land.

It just shows how genuinely pure their cause is – it gives indications of their social attitude. These are the same people who expressed sorrow for the many Jews who endured the unspeakable in Europe almost 80 years ago; they are the same people who opened their hearts and doors so innocently for those who barely made it with their lives. They did it under the belief in the Arabic saying “??? ???? ?????” which means God’s land can accommodate all.

Little did they know that the ships claiming to bring in refugees turned out to be transporting Zionists pretending to be Jews. Pretending, because humanity’s prophet Moses did not teach theft and is, by all means, exonerated from the criminal practices of these people. You are not a Jew if you do not follow the teachings and example of Moses.

The rockets shot at the occupied land were not an act of attack, they constituted a defense strategy. Terrorism could not have possibly been stopped with dialogue. God knows the Palestinians, with their natural social tendencies to peaceful approaches, had tried for decades, but words were always met with bullets and more extermination. Hence, the “Israelis” were met with reciprocation this time. It seems that a conversation in their own language is what yields results. Unleashing rockets back at them made them desist from leveling more buildings on children like they have done so many times before.

The Palestinians have celebrated the success of stopping another chapter in their holocaust.

Of course, what happened took its toll on an already divided and ailing “Israeli” political scene. The modern-day Heinrich Himmler of the Zionist entity decided to take a quick exit from the council of psychopaths they call government. Lieberman must have finally accepted the fact that being a bouncer at a nightclub does not necessarily qualify him to lead an occupying force. More reverberations took shape in the further plummeting of Netanyahu’s popularity among his people.

The footage that emerged this week of a beautiful symbol exploding while touched by impure hands carried immense significance. When “Israeli” terrorists tried to desecrate the great flag of Palestine with hands drenched in the blood of innocents, it exploded. A flag is the representation of a nation. It was a lesson; the nation will explode and engulf desecrators with fire just like its symbol did. They need to understand that regardless of how long they remain occupying the holy land, it will never be theirs just like it will never lose its real name, Palestine.

Next to the one dealing with the Palestinian resistance unifying in the face of terrorism, another great event took place during this same period. The Arab leaders who have been supporting Zionists in secret for so long have decided to come out in the open. As unfortunate as that may be, it does help put things in perspective. Now, the revelation that Palestine is not limited, as a cause, to Arabs has been confirmed. And now, those Palestinians who waited for the presumed Arab support know that they are not going to receive it.

The positive aspect is that the Palestinians are able to finally make better alliance calculations. The leaders who have always pretended to be supporters of this righteous central cause have made their reality public. The indisputable knowledge that they belong to the “Israeli” camp indicates that whomever they are against must be in the camp supporting Palestine.

The continuous bashing of the Syrian government, Hezbollah, and the Islamic Republic of Iran by the same people who welcome the oppressors of Palestinians does not require a great deal of analysis. The preposterous allegation that a Shiite geographical crescent is being formed to subdue Sunnis has been debunked by the same people who made it.

If there is a crescent in the making, it is one that includes Shiites, Sunnis, Druze, Alawites, Christians, and any other free soul who believes in Palestine.

It is high time to stop listening to the media funded by those who are too busy between offering “Israel” billions to strike Lebanon and turning their diplomatic missions into human slaughterhouses. Or, that of those who give a private mosque tour to the woman who compares the Islamic mosque Azan to dogs barking. People must focus on the deeds and not the words – contemporary history is sufficient to know whose compass is in the right direction, who is suffering from wars and crippling sanctions due to their dedication for Palestine.

May Palestine remain united and may it celebrate many more victories to come.

Source: Al-Ahed

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