British cartoon depicts Netanyahu a “bloodthirsty Jew”

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On the eve of the Holocaust Memorial Day, the British weekly, The Sunday Times, irked the Jewish groups for posting a cartoon depicting large-nozed Benjamin Netanyahu hunched over a wall building with blood and limbs of writhing Palestinians in pain (See the cartoon on top left).

The caption beneath the cartoon said: “Israeli election: will cementing peace continue?” In my earlier post, I predicted that Netanyahu would bring a worse four-year of horor for the US and the Middle East. Read the post here.

The Jewish lobby groups immediately snapped “antisemite” title on the cartoonist, Gerald Scarfe and the weekly newspaper. The paper’s management, however, defended cartoonist’s rights under ‘freedom of press’ by saying: “This is a typical robust cartoon by Gerald Scarfe. The Sunday Times firmly believes that it’s not antisemitic. It’s aimed squarely at Netanyahu and his policies, not at Israel, let alone at Jewish people“. You can visit Gerald’s website here.

Michael Salberg, director of Israel lobby group ADL slammed the Sunday Times, by stating: “There is nothing subtle about the caricatured image of prime minister Netanyahu using Palestinians and their blood to build a wall to protect Israelis“.

Some Israel Hasbara outlets like,’HonestReporting‘, have called the revival of Europe’s old fashioned Blood Libel against some Jewish cults who kidnapped and killed Christian children for Jewish rituals. Italian Jewish historian, professor Ariel Toaff (University of Bar IIan, Tel Aviv) in his book, ‘The Bloody Passovers‘ has supported the allegations against the Jews.

Gerald Scarfe is the latest victim of Zionist propagandists who don’t see such true depictions of Israel’s Zionazi policies as anti-Israel or anti-Zionist – but as hatred toward the Jewish people. Last month, the Wiesenthal Center had put Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff at third place in its annual list of top ten antisemitic slurs. The other famous victim of Zionists’ slander was Australian-born prize-winning cartoonist Pat Oliphant for depicting a Nazi-like soldier going after innocent civilian in Gaza in 2009 – published by the Jewish-owned Washington Post.

Incidently, on Friday, former French president, Crypto-Jewish Nicolas Sarkozy, during his speech at United Israel Appeal fundraising dinner in Davos – also urged the international community to apply pressure on the Zionist regime in order to establish an independent, viable and sovereign Palestinian state. “Israel has surrounded herself with walls of Jericho. It will be necessary to bring down the walls in order to save her,” reported Israeli daily Maariv.

The Sunday Times (founded in 1821) is Britain’s largest-selling national weekly paper. It’s owned by Israel-Firster billionaire Rupert Murdoch’s News International since 1981
 

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War on Libya and attempts to reproduce in Syria

الحرب على ليبيا ومحاولات استنساخها في سورية
 

 
زعيم … زعيم.. لقد وفيت بوعدي وها قد أتيت. يجب أن تشتري طائراتي الميراج، وأنا سوف أشتري منك مخزونك من اليورانيوم الذي لا تحتاجه…خاطب الرئيس الفرنسي نيكولاي ساركوزي العقيد معمر القذافي الذي أجاب ضيفه قائلاً: لقد كانت سفرة متعبة، ألا تريد أن تنام، ونبحث الموضوع غداً،
 

فأجاب ساركوزي: أنا بأحسن حال، ولست متعباً، ويجب أن ننهي الأمر حالاً من دون تأخير.[1]

خيمة القذافي في أرض قصر الضيافة بباريسحصل هذا الاجتماع السري ذات يوم من أيام تموز عام 2007 في خيمة العقيد معمر القذافي في باب العزيزية في طرابلس الغرب؛ لم تتم الصفقة ولم يشترِ القذافي طائرات الميراج الفرنسية، وهذا ما سبب غضب نيكولاي ساركوزي عليه، هذا الغضب الذي ازداد بعدها بأيام قليلة حين استضافت باريس مؤتمر الاتحاد من أجل المتوسط، وكان من بين الضيوف العقيد معمر القذافي الذي أثار حفيظة الفرنسيين، وخلق لدى ساركوزي شعوراً بالإهانة الشخصية كونه نصب خيمته في وسط ساحة الكونكورد على مقربة من قصر الإليزيه والسفارة الأميركية.

شكلت زيارة القذافي هذه واستفزازاته نقطة البداية في تراجع شعبية ساركوزي بحسب استطلاعات الرأي العام، والتي لم تعد إلى الارتفاع قطّ.

بعدها بخمس سنوات كانت طائرة (رافال) فرنسية تقصف موكب القذافي أثناء فراره من مدينة سرت، قبل أن يقتل الرجل على يد الثوار الذين تلقوا أمراً بتصفيته بناء على قرار أميركي فرنسي.

برنارد هنري ليفي: الرئيس يريد ضربات جوية

نهار الجمعة 4 آذار عام 2011 بدأ (برنار هنري ليفي) رحلة حوّلته من منظِّر يدّعي الفلسفة (كما يقول باسكال بونيفاس في كتابه: المزيفون) إلى فاعل مقرر في الدبلوماسية العالمية. فبعد أن أمضى وقتاً طويلاً أمام مبنى المجلس الوطني الانتقالي في بنغازييبحث عن الناطق الرسمي باسم المجلس (مصطفى عبد الجليل) تمكن من الوصولإلى فيلا هذا الأخير الذي كان وزيراً للعدل في نظام القذافي، وأصبح الزعيم السياسي للثوار الليبيين، فخلع ليفي سترة الصحافي، وانتقل مباشرة إلى العمل الدبلوماسي الموازي والسري، عندما استقبله عبد الجليل محاطاً بأعضاء حكومته[2].

وبعد مدحه الثورة الليبية، قدم ليفي دعوة إلى المجلس لزيارة فرنسا واعداً إياهم بإيصالهم إلى قصر الإليزيه. وقد تمكّن، مساء ذلك اليوم، عبر جهاز هاتفه الموصول بالأقمار الصناعية من التواصل مع الرئيس الفرنسي نيكولاي ساركوزي وسأله: هل يمكنك استقبال (مسعوديي) ليبيا في إشارة إلى أحمد شاه مسعود، فوافق هذا الأخير فوراً. وفي السابع من آذار استقبل ساركوزي في قصر الإليزيه برنار هنري ليفي العائد تواً من بنغازي، واتفق الرجلان على القيام بحملة قصف مركزة على المطارات الليبية ترافقها عملية تشويش على الاتصالات التابعة لنظام القذافي[3].

وبعد ثلاثة أيام، أي في العاشر من آذار عند الساعة العاشرة والنصف صباحاً استقبل الرئيس الفرنسي، برنار ليفي يرافقه ثلاثة من أعضاء المجلس الوطني الانتقالي في بنغازي، وإلى جانبه، مستشاره جان دافيد ليفيت (عراب القرار 1559)، فأخبرهم أنَّ فرنسا تعترف بالمجلس كممثل شرعي لليبيا. ليفي الذي حضر الاجتماع غادر القصر من باب خلفي، وبعد عشر دقائق تلقى اتصالاً من ساركوزي قوّما خلاله الاجتماع، ومن ثم طلب إليه الكلام عن كل ما سمع وشاهد، ولم يتأخر ليفي في المهمة، فتحدث عند الساعة السابعة من اليوم ذاته على إذاعة أوروبا 1 معلناً أن الرئيس ساركوزي يريد ضربات جوية استباقية ضد قوات القذافي[4].

أما قصة ذهاب برنارد هنري ليفي إلى بنغازي، فترويها مصادر ليبية معارضة في باريس إضافة إلى مصادر موثوق بها من جمعيات عربية وفرنسية تابعت الحرب في ليبيا. وقد أخبرتنا هذه المصادر تفاصيل لم تقم الصحافة الفرنسية بنشرها عن كيفية وصول ليفي إلى ليبيا، لكن المعلومات تفيد أنَّ محمود جبريل هو الذي اصطحب ليفي إلى بنغازي، وجمعه مع (مصطفى عبد الجليل). وجبريل هذا هو مسؤول سابق في جهاز الأمن الليبي أوكله العقيد معمر القذافي مهمة الاتصال بإسرائيل، وقد قام بالمهمة لسنوات طويلة لمصلحة القذافي قبل أن ينضم إلى صفوف الثوار، ويقدم خدماته لهم في المجال ذاته. فالمصادر تصف محمود جبريل بأنه رجل من الصف الأول، يتمتع بعلاقات واسعة مع جهات قوية في إسرائيل سخرها في التواصل بين القذافي والصهاينة، وها هو يوظفها من أجل بناء تواصل مريب وغير مفهوم بين المجلس الانتقالي في بنغازي والصهاينة، وقد أصبح جبريل فيما بعد نائب رئيس المجلس الانتقالي في بنغازي.

بعض المصادر الفرنسية المقربة من اللوبي الكاثوليكي قالت لنا أيضاً إنَّ لإسرائيل رجالاً يطلق عليهم (الإلكترونات الحرة)، وبرنارد ليفي أحد هذه الإلكترونات التي تحركها إسرائيل في أوقات الأزمات التي لا تريد أن تظهر فيها بشكل مباشر. من جهته علّق موقع (الدفاع ـ اورغ)العسكري، والقريب من اليمين المسيحي على زيارة برنارد ليفي إلى بنغازي بالقول: لقد نسي برنارد هنري ليفي رقم هاتف السفارة الإسرائيلية موقتاً، وانخرط في ليبيا على أن يعود لتذكر هذا الرقم في وقت لاحق[5].

إنها إحدى مفارقات التحالف الفرنسي القطري (برنارد هنري ليفي) في فرنسا و(عزمي بشارة) في قطر؛ واجهتان تجمعهما قضية الانتساب إلى اليسار، وإطلاق صفة المفكر على كليهما إضافة إلى علاقتهما بإمارة قطر، التي قدّمت لهما عشرات الملايين من الدولارات، أما الوظيفة فهي سمسار دولي لتشريع استخدام الأطلسي قوته العسكرية، والتدخل في العالم العربي بحجة الديمقراطية وحقوق الإنسان وربيع العرب.

طائراتنا في الجو…

يوم الحادي عشر من آذار، وأثناء اجتماع الدول الأوروبية الـ27 في بروكسيل لبحث الموضوع الليبي ظهر خلاف كبير بين فرنسا وألمانيا[6]، وقد أشار وزير الخارجية الألماني في مداخلته إلى إشكالية الاعتراف بالمجلس الوطني الليبي (إنَّ أعضاء المجلس هم من أتباع القذافي السابقين ولا أنصح بهم) قال الوزير الألماني، غير أن ما ساعد ساركوزي صدور بيان قاس عن جامعة الدول العربية في ذلك اليوم بالتحديد يدين بشدة نظام القذافي. وقد تزامن بيان الجامعة العربية في ظل رئاسة قطر[7] مع اجتماع المجموعة الأوروبية نتيجة تنسيق مسبق بين ساركوزي وحمد بن جاسم آل ثاني وزير الخارجية، لمساعدة الرئيس الفرنسي في إقناع الدول الأوروبية المعترضة على التدخل في ليبيا. وهذا ما حصل بالفعل، إذ اتفق المجتمعون في بروكسيل أن المجلس الانتقالي في بنغازي جهة محاورة سياسية شرعية مثل الآخرين، ولكن دون تحديد هوية هؤلاء الآخرين. كانت فرنسا تسعى للاعتراف به (كلما أسرعنا بالاعتراف به أصبحت تصريحاته تؤخذ على محمل الجد) يقول كلود بيسون مستشار ساركوزي. لم تكن ألمانيا متحمسة للتدخل العسكري في ليبيا كما أنَّ الولايات المتحدة لم تكن أيضاً في هذا الوارد؛ والواقع أن العلاقة بين ساركوزي وأوباما لم تكن جيدة طوال سنوات حكم الرجلين[8] بينما لا تستيغ المانيا عودة فرنسا للعب دور عسكري في العالم خصوصاً في بلد غني بالنفط مثل ليبيا حيث للشركات الألمانية استثمارات كبيرة[9]. وكان موقف إيطاليا أيضاً ضد القصف الجوي، وذلك يعود إلى أنَّ روما المستعمر القديم لطرابلس خشيت خسارتها السوق الليبية، وهي أكبر مستثمر فيها وهذا ما حصل بالفعل.

قمة باريس الطارئة حول الوضع في ليبيا

في الاجتماع، طرح وزير الخارجية الألماني إمكانية فشل الضربات الجوية متسائلاً: هل سوف نرسل قوات برية؟ غير أن الوضع تغير في الأيام اللاحقة بعد تلقي فرنسا الدعم من منظمة المؤتمر الإسلامي، ومن مجلس التعاون الخليجي والجامعة العربية، فتقدمت في 17 آذار بمشروع قرار إلى مجلس الأمن الدولي، وتم التصديق عليه تحت رقم 1973، قضى بإقامة حظر جوي في السماء الليبية، وسمح باستعمال كل الوسائل المتاحة لحماية المدنيين في إشارة غير مباشرة إلى العمل العسكري[10].

وقد صوّتت على القرار عشر دول وامتنعت خمس دول عن التصويت من بينها روسيا والصين وألمانيا. وقد تمكن الفرنسيون من إقناع روسيا والصين أنَّ الهدف هو حماية المدنيين، ولن يكون هناك تدخل عسكري ولا إسقاط للنظام، غير أنَّ ساركوزي لم يفِ بوعده وهذا ما أغضب الروس والصينيين الذين لا يتوقفون عن تذكير الغرب بالخديعة الليبية التي أوقعهم فيها كلما حاولت الدول الغربية تقديم مشروع قرار ضد سوريا. وقد صارح نائب وزير الخارجية الصيني وفداً من المعارضة السورية أثناء اجتماعه بهم في بكين بهذا الموضوع قائلاً: لن نسمح لهم بالعمل في سوريا كما فعلوا في ليبيا، لقد كذبوا علينا وتعاملوا معنا بطريقة غير محترمة وصبيانية؛ في كل الاجتماعات التي عقدها الفرنسيون معنا ومع الروس قطع لنا (جوبيه) كل الوعود والالتزامات بعدم السعي لإسقاط النظام الليبي لكنهم غدروا بنا، ونحن لم نعد تصدقهم ولن نسمح لهم باستغفالنا مرة أخرى[11].

كان نيكولاي ساركوزي قد اتخذ قرار الحرب لإسقاط القذافي، ولم يكن ينقصه سوى موافقة شكلية من مجموعة أصدقاء ليبيا التي دعاها إلى اجتماع بتاريخ 19 آذار، أي بعد يومين من القرار 1973. وبين 17 و 19 من الشهر ذاته[12]، كان الرئيس الفرنسي يعد العدة للحرب بعد أن حصل على موافقة رئيس وزراء بريطانيا (دافيد كاميرون)، أما قطر والسعودية فقد كانتا تنسقان معه منذ البداية.

في 18 آذار جمع الرئيس الفرنسي في قصر الإليزيه القيادة العسكرية الفرنسية طالباً إبداء الرأي بإمكانية توجيه ضربات عسكرية في ليبيا، وكان رأي العسكر بعد إجراء مراجعة للإمكانيات الليبية التي تقتصر على صواريخ سام 6، أن هذا الأمر قابل للتنفيذ بنجاح مع احتمال خسارة طائرة أو طائرتين[13].

صبيحة يوم 19 آذار، وقبل الاجتماع الموسع لمؤتمر أصدقاء ليبيا، كان نيكولاي ساركوزي محاطاً بوزير خارجيته آلان جوبيه وبمستشاره السياسي جان دافيد ليفيت عراب القرار 1559، وبقائد أركان الجيش الفرنسي الأميرال(ايدوارد غيو)، ورئيس الأركان الخاص بالقصر الجمهوري الجنرال (بنوا بوغا)، وقد حضر الاجتماع رئيس الوزراء البريطاني دافيد كاميرون ومستشاره العسكري، فضلاً عن وزيرة الخارجية الأميركية هيلاري كلينتون يرافقها ضابط كبير من قيادة الأركان الأميركية.

تحدث الرئيس الفرنسي عن الوضع الخطير في بنغازي، وعن الحاجة الطارئة للتدخل شارحاً أنَّ رتلاً كبيراً من الدبابات يقترب من بنغازي مع لواء بكامل عتاده، وأنه يجب ألاّ نخضع لتحديات القذافي. غير أنَّ الضابط الأميركي كان له رأي مغاير: طالما بطاريات الصورايخ المضادة للطائرات التابعة للقذافي لم تدمر، أرفض التدخل، نحن معرضون لخسارة طائرات، وهذا سوف يكون هزيمة رمزية كبيرة للتحالف، وأيده بذلك العسكري البريطاني.

أنا مستعد أن آخذ هذا الخطر على عاتقي قال نيكولاي ساركوزي، أنا لن أفعل شيئاً دون موافقتكم، وكشف بوضوح عن نيّاته بالقول: طائراتنا أقلعت في الجو، ونحن لن نفعل شيئاً دون رضاكم، الأوامر أعطيت، وعند الساعة التاسعة والنصف يمكن للطائرات أن تعود أدراجها إذا لم أحصل على الموافقة الجماعية.

كان اجتماع أصدقاء ليبيا غريباً بشكل لافت؛ زعماء أنظمة عربية قمعية وملكية يريدون إسقاط نظام عربي قمعي مثل أنظمتهم بحجة الديمقراطية وحقوق الإنسان، إلى جانب زعماء الدول الغربية التي كانت حتى الأمس القريب تستقبل القذافي، وعلى رأس هؤلاء الرئيس الفرنسي نيكولاي ساركوزي[14].

أعاد الرئيس الفرنسي كلامه عن المذبحة القريبة التي سوف تقع في بنغازي مستشهداً بكلام القذافي وابنه سيف الإسلام؛ وللحقيقة فإن القذافي بغبائه السياسي ومزاجه وجنونه قدم للغرب ولساركوزي الفرصة تلو الفرصة، فيما كانت روسيا والصين عاجزتين عن التدخل الفعلي لإنقاذه لأن جوبيه حمل معه إلى مجلس الأمن تعابير القذافي (زنقة زنقة ودار دار أو الجرذان والذبح في كل منزل)[15].

الجميع دون استثناء رددوا رغبتهم بإيقاف القذافي، وهنا تدخل الرئيس الفرنسي ليقول: طائراتنا حالياً في الجو باتجاه ليبيا، ولكنها لن تدخل المجال الجوي الليبي إلا بتوافر شرط واحد هو موافقتكم على إعطائي الضوء الأخضر… أعطى كل من على الطاولة موافقته، وبعد ظهر يوم 19 كانت الطائرات الفرنسية تدمر دبابات تابعة للقذافي على مداخل مدينة بنغازي[16].

في بعض التفاصيل بحسب جهات فرنسية مطلعة ارتكب القذافي خطأ استراتيجياً كبيراً يومها، حيث أوقف تقدم دباباته عند الساعة الثانية عشرة ظهراً بعد تعرضها لإطلاق نار، وأعاد تجميع رتل الدبابات في جامعة ذي قار، وبعد ساعات أتت الطائرات الفرنسية لتدمر الرتل بكامله داخل حرم الجامعة[17].

في تلك الفترة كانت النقاشات على أشدها بين الأمريكيين والفرنسيين الذين أرادوا التدخل العسكري من البداية وفي اجتماع مع هيلاري كلينتون بتاريخ 14 آذار لم تعطي الوزيرة الأمريكية أي جواب شافي حول نية الولايات المتحدة مساء ذلك اليوم في واشنطن جمع الرئيس الأمريكي باراك اوباما مستشاريه لمناقشة الوضع وحضر الاجتماع سفيرة الولايات المتحدة في الأمم المتحدة وكان وزير الدفاع روبيرت غيتس يقول انه ليس للولايات المتحدة أي مصالح حيوية في ليبيا لذلك لا داعي للحرب وتدخلت سفيرة الولايات المتحدة في مجلس الأمن (سوزان رايس) قائلة أن هناك مذبحة سوف تحصل في بنغازي ويجب أن لا نكون في عكس التاريخ والقوة العسكرية للولايات المتحدة سوف تصنع الفارق في ألمعركة في نهاية الاجتماع قال الرئيس أوباما سوف نتدخل ولكن لأيام وليس لأسابيع.

بعد عشرة أيام من بدء الهجوم العسكري عقد اجتماع عبر الفيديو ضم ساركوزي ، أوباما، كاميرون، ميركيل بدا الرئيس الأمريكي كلامه بالقول نحن لن نستمر في التورط بالحرب سوف نتوقف عن القصف، كان رد الرئيس الفرنسي عنيفا وعصبيا وقال( إذا كنا سوف نترك القطار عند أول محطة فلم يكن من الداعي أن نركبه أصلا، نحن الآن في حرب ولا يمكن لك ان تتركنا لوحدنا) رد اوباما (ولكن منذ البداية قلت نحن سوف نشارك لأيام وليس لأسابيع ع ولا لشهور) رد ساركوزي بنفس الوتيرة العصبية ( إذا كان الأوروبيون سوف يحاربون لوحدهم لا أدري لماذا إذن نلجأ لحلف شمال الأطلسي ) انتهى هذا الإجتماع استمرت الولايات المتحدة بتزويد التحالف ضد القذافي بالمعلومات الاستخبارية وتوقفت عن شن الهجمات بصواريخ كروز غير انها عادت في أواخر أيام القذافي وساهمت ببعض الغارات الجوية.

هذا التردد كان سمة سياسة أوباما في مصر أيضا حيث انتظر الرئيس الأمريكي طويلا حتى قبل فكرة تنحي مبارك وذلك على الرغم من الضغوط الفرنسية والقطرية التي كانت تقول له أن مبارك انتهى ويجب البحث عن بديل.

على عادته جمع أوباما مستشاريه لمناقشة وضع الرئيس المصري حسني مبارك كان هناك انقسام بين المستشارين ، كانت وزيرة الخارجية (هيلاري كلينتون) و (جو بايدن) ضد تنحي مبارك بينما كان الجناح اليساري المؤلف من (سامنداباور) و (بن رودز) و دونيس ماكدونالد) يدعو الى البحث عن بديل لمبارك وعدم الوقف في مواجهة التغيرات والتاريخ وبعد نقاش طويل وفي نهاية الاجتماع قال أوباما لمستشاريه هل لديكم استراتيجيا للوضع في مصر في حال سقوط مبارك صاد الصمت ولم يعط أي من مستشاري الرئيس استراتيجيا واضحة

كان ثقل السعودية يرخي بظلاله على الرئيس الأمريكي فالعائلة السعودية الحاكمة تريد من الرئيس الأمريكي الدفاع عن حسني مبارك وعدم التفريط به مهما كلف الأمر وقبل ذلك كانت السعودية هددت بوقف التحالف الاستراتيجي مع الولايات المتحدة في حال سمحت الأخيرة بسقوط النظام البحريني ويعرف أوباما ان توتر العلاقة مع السعودية يعني ارتفاع غير مسبوق في أسعار النفط .

في 23 شباط على الساعة 4 بعد الظهر بتوقيت واشنطن 11 ليلا بتوقيت القاهرة اتصل أوباما بمبارك وحثه على القيام بإصلاحات ترضي الشارع عبر الإعلان عن حكومة انتقالية ولكن دون ان يطلب منه التنحي بشكل مباشر، كان هذا الاتصال الأكثر سوءا الذي يجريه أوباما منذ توليه الحكم، انفجر مبارك غاضبا ورفض أن يتنحى وقال لوباما بصوت عال (أنت لا تعرف ماذا يجري، إنها إيران التي تقف وراء كل هؤلاء المتظاهرين، إذا تنحيت سوف يستلم الإخوان المسلمون الحكم في مصر)[18].

أوباما: كلما طالت مدة المرحلة الانتقالية كلما ازدادت حدة التظاهرات.

مبارك: مصر ليست تونس سوف تتوقف المظاهرات خلال أيام هذا شعبي وانا أعرفه، أحترم رأيك ولكني الأكثر الماما بالموضوع.

اوباما: أعتقد أنها الفرصة التي يجب اغتنامهان المظاهرات لا تتوقف عن التعاظم أعتقد انه خلال ال48 ساعة القادمة عليكم التفكير بوسيلة لإخراج عملية الانتقال بأفضل طريقة وأسرع وقت.

مبارك: سوف اتصل بك خلال عطلة الأسبوع القادم [19]

اوباما: سيدي الرئيس احتفظ لنفسي بحق الاتصال بك قبل ذلك إذا لم تتطور الأوضاع نحو الأحسن

هنا بدأ اوباما بالضغط المباشر على مبارك بالقول:

سيدي الرئيس انا دائما أحترم الأكبر مني سننا أنتم تعملون بالسياسة منذ وقت طويل جدا ولكن هناك اوقات في التاريخ ليس لأن المور سارت بطريقة ما في السابق سوف تسير بنفس المسار في المستقبل لقد خدمتم بلادكم 30 عاما وانا اريد ان تغتنموا هذه الفرصة التاريخية[20].

كان هذا الاتصال بمثابة التحول الكبير في موقف أوباما الذي جمع مستشاريه على الفور وأبلغهم ضرورة العمل بسرعة على إجبار مبارك على التنحي وطلب من كل واحد منهم الاتصال بمعارفه في مصر والعالم العربي وتشغيل اللوبي التابع له في سبيل تحقيق هذا الهدف اتصل (روبيرت غيتس ) بطنطاوي وأقنعه بالتخلي عن مبارك فيما كانت جو بايدن وهيلاري كلينتون يمارسون الضغط على (عمر سليمان) الذي بدأ يلين من موقفه وقبل بتنحي مبارك.

في نفس الوقت بدا ضباط الجيش المصري يتلقون رسائل عبر البريد الإلكتروني من ضباط امريكيين تدربوا معهم واجروا معهم دورات في الولايات المتحدة وكانت الرسائل تحذرهم من غطلاق النار على المتظاهرين وعدم الدفاع عن رئيس مريض سوف يكون إبنه خليفة له مع ان هذا الإبن لا يحظى بثقة الجيش. لا تكسوا علاقتكم مع شعبكم في هذا الوقت العصيب كانت رسالة واحدة ارسلها ضباط الجيش الأمريكي لمعارفهم من ضباط الجيش المصري.

اخذ الجيش المصري بتحذيرات الجيش الأمريكي واثمرت الضغوط عن وعد من طنطاوي وعمر سليمان باستقالة الرئيس، صبيحة اليوم التالي للإتصال بين اوباما ومبارك جرت معركة الجمال في ساحة التحرير التزم الجيش المصري جانب المتظاهرين ولم يطلق النار عليهم .

استكمل اوباما عملية الضغط على مبارك وأرسل أسطورة الدبلوماسية الأمريكية (فرانك ولستر) الى القاهرة حاولا رسالة واضحة لحسني مبارك بضرورة التخلي عن السلطة حمل (ولستر) الرسالة وفور وصوله الى القاهرة تم نقله الى القصر الرئاسي أبلغ الرسالة لحسني مبارك مدعوما بموقف الجيش المصري..

بالنسبة لأمريكا سقط مبارك وبقي النظام..

هي الحرب السهلة التي عرف ساركوزي خوضها في ليبيا ، فليس للعقيد جيش قوي ولا حتى بنية جيش، فالزعيم كما ناداه ساركوزي في أحد أيام تموز عام 2007 حطم الجيش الليبي لمصلحة ميليشيات أنشأها لأبنائه كان يطلق عليها كتائب القذافي..

يقول كريستيان شينو الصحافي في إذاعة فرنسا الدولية إنَّ أحد أسباب التسرع الفرنسي في التدخل العسكري ضد ليبيا إثبات قدرة طائرة (الرافال) الكبيرة، ويضيف إنَّ سقوط طائرة واحدة من هذا الطراز في ليبيا يعني الكارثة لصناعة الطائرات الفرنسية ولساركوزي شخصياً لأنَّ عروض بيع هذه الطائرة العسكرية الفرنسية كانت السمة المشتركة لكل زياراته الخارجية[21].

هذا الحسم والتسرع في قرار الحرب على ليبيا لم يتوافرا في سوريا، ما اقتضى طريقة أخرى في التعاطي مع الأحداث هناك تعتمد على تشجيع الحراك المسلح حتى تصل الأمور إلى العفن المحلي والانهيار من الداخل، كما تحدث السفير الفرنسي في دمشق في إحدى جلساته الباريسية[22].

لكل رئيس فرنسي حربه..

نيكولاي ساركوزي صاحب شخصية تميل إلى العنف يقول (روبير غودريه) في كتابه (وسقطت الأقنعة)[23]et les masques sont tombés؛ إنه عاشق لجورج بوش، وأحيط بمجموعة من المحافظين الجدد على الطريقة الفرنسية مثل (بريس أورتوفو) وزير الداخلية الذي يتخذ من سيلفيو برسلكوني مثالاً له أو مثل جان دافيتليفيت. إنه شخصية تتخذ القرارات بسرعة، عصبي المزاج عنيف كما يقول الصحافي جان بول كروز[24].. وزير دفاعه السابق (هيرفيهموران) يقول في كتابه توقفوا عن احتقار الفرنسيين: ساركوزي يريد السلطة في فرنسا على شاكلته، وحشية، شنيعة، وأحياناً غير لائقة. لقد كنا نشعر بالإحراج عندما يربت على كتف أوباما ليظهر أنهما صديقان، إنها تصرفات صبيانية لصبي متقلب[25].

ويصف موران فهم ساركوزي السياسي بالقول: هو يتبع إستراتيجية الدراويش الدائمة، رجل يفقد النظرة البعيدة ويفعل الشيء ونقيضه… رئيس يخلط بين العمل التطوعي والإعلان الدائم واضعاً دوامة يمنع من خلالها الفعاليات الاجتماعية والرأي العام من تحديد أمرهم، والتحرك ضد أي قرار.

واتهم الوزير السابق ساركوزي بالداعية الانتخابية معتبراً فرنسا في نظره سوقاً مجزأة، لذلك بالنسبة إليه فإنه يتعاطى مع شرائح أو مع زبائن من دون الاهتمام بالتوافق العام، ما يعطي انطباعاً أنَّ الدوامة ما هي إلاّ عملية فوضى كبيرة..

في ليبيا أعلن نيكولاي ساركوزي عن حربه الخاصة بعد الحرب التي شنها في ساحل العاج؛ فلكل رئيس فرنسي حربه التي خاضها أثناء ولايته؛ فالحرب إثبات لجدارة الرئيس وأهليته لقيادة دولة بحجم فرنسا. هذا ما فعله فرانسوا ميتران، واليوم نيكولاي ساركوزي الذي يمثل المحافظين الجدد في فرنسا. إنه لم يخرج عن هذه القاعدة وهو الذي يحمل أفكار جورج بوش وسياسته، فقد خاض في ليبيا حربه العقائدية قبل أي شيء. لقد أنذره بارك أوباما قائلاً: أنا سوف استمر معك عشرة أيام فقط ليس أكثر[26]، لا أريد أن تحسب هزيمة عليّ في حال أخطأت أنت، غير أن ساركوزي كان مصمماً على الحرب. (إنَّ القذافي لن يبقى، سوف يرحل بعد ستة أشهر)[27] قال لأوباما. لذلك، نرى أنَّ هذه الحرب قد استحوذت على اهتمام خاص من الرئيس الفرنسي الذي كان يتابع يومياً مع قياداته العسكرية على الخريطة تقدم الثوار الليبيين على الأرض[28]..

لم يكن لهذه الحملة العسكرية أن تنجح لولا المساعدة الاستخبارية التي قدمتها الولايات المتحدة للفرنسيين والإنكليز والقطريّين[29]، على الرغم من سعي واشنطن البقاء خارج الصورة في الحملة العسكرية. وتكمن أهمية الدعم المعلوماتي والاستخباراتي الأميركي في حجم المعلومات التي يمتلكونها عن النظام الليبي نظراً للتعاون الاستخباري الواسع النطاق الذي كان قائماً بين الولايات المتحدة ونظام معمر القذافي منذ أحداث 11 أيلول، خصوصاً في مكافحة الإرهاب ومراقبة الإسلاميين الليبيين الذين كان الكثير منهم من القيادات العسكرية البارزة في تنظيم القاعدة[30].

هذه بضاعتكم ردت إليكم..

برزت عقيدة فرنسية جديدة في التعاطي مع العالم العربي ، هي عقيدة رونالد ريغان والمحافظين الجدد في التحالف مع السلفية الجهادية، خصوصاً وأنَّ هناك بعضاً من هؤلاء المحافظين الجدد الذين أتوا مع وصول ساركوزي إلى سدّة الحكم عام 2007. وتتلخص هذه العقيدة بالقبول بوصول السلفيين من الإسلاميين إلى الحكم في العالم العربي، ومساعدتهم على تحقيق هذا الهدف بكل الوسائل بما فيها العسكرية كما حصل في ليبيا، أو كما تحاول السياسة الفرنسية أن يحصل في سوريا. وقد كشف وزير الخارجية الفرنسي (آلان جوبيه) عن الخطوط العريضة لهذه العقيدة السياسية في خطابه الذي ألقاه في معهد العالم العربي في 16 نيسان 2011، الذي يمكن اعتباره بمثابة وثيقة ضمان فرنسية للإسلاميين الجهاديين باعتراف فرنسا بوجودهم وحكمهم طالما التزموا الخطوط الحمر، وأولها إسرائيل ويليها النفط والغاز؛ لقد أعلن جوبيه في هذا الخطاب جهل فرنسا بالعالم العربي عندما قال: أما التحدي الثالث فيتجلى في تغيير نظرتنا إلى العالم العربي. فقد كنا، نحن الفرنسيين، نعتقد أننا على إلمام جيد بهذه المجتمعات، التي تربطنا بها علاقات عريقة ووثيقة. لكن الربيع العربي فاجأنا وأظهر جهلنا لجوانب كاملة من هذا العالم.

لقد حدّد جوبيه النظرة الجديدة بالتعاون مع الإسلاميين وقبولهم في الحكم، مؤكداً على ضرورة التواصل مع المقاولين في البداية، ومن ثم مع بقية شرائح المجتمعات في العالم العربي اليوم، نحتاج إلى رؤية المقاولين والقائمين على الجمعيات. نحتاج إلى رؤية الفنانين والطلبة. نحتاج إلى رؤية المدونين وأولئك الذين يقولون لا والجهات الفاعلة الناشئة.

ذلك هو مغزى هذه الندوة التي وددت أن أعقدها لتشكل مناسبة لنا لتبادل آرائنا وتحاليلنا وأفكارنا.

وآمل أن يقام هذا الحوار من دون عقد مع التيارات الإسلامية ما دام الجميع يحترم المبادئ التي ذكرتها، أي قواعد اللعبة الديمقراطية ورفض جميع أشكال العنف.

وأطلق جوبيه مفاجأته عندما قال: السيد بن سالم قال لنا، منذ قليل، إنَّ الإسلاميين سيفاجئوننا. فاجئونا، إذاً! أنا لا أطلب أفضل من ذلك. وسنفاجئكم بدورنا، فنحن ليست لنا إطلاقا عقلية تسعى إلى وصم العالم الإسلامي أو الدين الإسلامي، بل على العكس من ذلك، نحن نسعى إلى الحوار معه، أما الخلاصة من المفاجأة فهي تغير جذري في السياسة الفرنسية في العالم العربي ينبغي لنا اليوم أن نعيد النظر في سياستنا برمتها تجاه العالم العربي…

وخلص جوبيه إلى تحديد ثلاث نقاط هي محور السياسة الجديدة في العالم العربي أولها أمن إسرائيل وثانيها لبنان الذي تحلم فرنسا بالعودة إليه، والملف النووي الإيراني قائلاً: ختاماً، التحدي الأخير: بذل قصارى جهدنا لإيجاد حل لأبرز الصراعات المستمرة في المنطقة.

أقصد بطبيعة الحال، أولاً وقبل كل شيء، الصراع الإسرائيلي-الفلسطيني. لا تقل تطلعات الشعب الفلسطيني مشروعية عن تطلعات الشعوب الأخرى للضفة الجنوبية. أما إسرائيل، فلها الحق في العيش في أمن وسلام. لذلك، يجب، خلال الأشهر المقبلة، أن تخرج فكرة دولة فلسطينية ديمقراطية مستدامة ومتصلة تعيش في أمن وسلام بجانب دولة إسرائيل، من مجال الأحلام لتتحول إلى واقع. نحن ندرك جميعاً المعالم الكبرى للحل: يجب الآن تنفيذها. ولن تدّخر فرنسا جهداً في سبيل تحقيق ذلك.

أقصد أيضاً الوضعية في لبنان. نحن في حاجة للبنان ذي سيادة يتحكم في مصيره ويصير، في المنطقة، قدوة يحتذى بها بفضل فعالية مؤسساته الديمقراطية والتعايش السلمي بين الطوائف.

أقصد ختاماً المسألة الإيرانية. موقفنا في هذا السياق واضح: يجب على السلطات الإيرانية أن تضمن لشعبها احترام حقوق الإنسان، وتسوية المسألة النووية، طبقاً لطلب المجتمع الدولي، والعمل على تطوير تأثير إيجابي في المنطقة برمتها.

هذه هي الخلاصات الثلاث، ولا يخفى على المتابع أن فرنسا وعدت الثورات العربية في أيار 2011 بالاعتراف بدولة فلسطينية بحلول أيلول من العام ذاته، لكنها تراجعت عن وعدها[31]. أما العودة إلى لبنان فيلزمها سوريا ضعيفة ومرتهنة، والنووي الإيراني هو الجائزة الكبرى التي يريدها الغرب، في حين أنَّ الشيء الوحيد الثابت والمحقق فهو أمن إسرائيل المقدس لدى الغرب.. قبل هذا الخطاب بيومين دعا جوبيه عشرة من الباحثين في شؤون العالم العربي من ضمنهم أشخاص من أصول عربية، وقد قال أحدهم له: سيدي وزير الخارجية، المشكلة الكبرى تبقى أنَّ أي نظام سوف يأتي بعد القذافي سيكون فاقداً للشرعية لأنه أتى بفعل التدخل العسكري للحلف الأطلسي[32].

بعض الصحفيين شبه وزير الخارجية الفرنسي (آلان جوبيه) بوكالة أنباء حصرية لأخبار الثورات العربية خصوصاً في سوريا على الفيسبوك والانترنت، كونه يعتمد على ما تصدره صفحات الفيسبوكوالتويتر في دعم موقفه مع وزراء خارجية الدول التي يتصل بها لإقناعها بتأييد مشروع القرار المعد فرنسياً وأوروبياً.

لنا النفط ولكم الشريعة..

مثال مختصر حصل أثناء زيارة وفد من المعارضة السورية إلى بكين بناء على دعوة خاصة؛ ففي لقائه مع نائب وزير الخارجية الصيني (تشايجيون) بدأ الوفد السوري اللقاء الحديث عن الأوضاع في سوريا وأعداد القتلى، وكان المسؤول الصيني يستمع إلى المترجم الذي ينقل ما يقوله الوفد، وكان هناك من يدوّن محضر الجلسة. وبعدما استفاض الوفد بالحديث الذي أنهاه بالطلب من الصين مراجعة موقفها في مجلس الأمن، حتى ولو من باب الضغط على النظام[33] في سوريا، بدأ المسوؤل الصيني الحديث مرحباً بالوفد الضيف، وشرح سياسة بلاده في سوريا والعالم العربي والعالم بالقول: إن الصين لم تكن لها مطامع استعمارية في السابق، وليس لها حالياً ولن يكون لها مستقبلاً، ونحن في الصين لدينا مشكلة كبيرة كل يوم؛ وهي كيفية إطعام ما يقارب مليار ونصف مليار صيني، وقد أصبح لدينا اليقين بعد الخديعة الليبية وكذب الغرب علينا وعلى الروس أنَّ الولايات المتحدة عبر سعيها لتغيير الحكم في سوريا تريد السيطرة على منابع النفط العالمية التي لا تزال خارج سيطرتها، وهذا يشكل تهديداً للقمة عيش الصينيين..[34].

لنا النفط ولكم الشريعة، هذه هي الاستراتيجية الغربية الجديدة في العالم العربي والتي نظّر لها الفيلسوف الصهيوني (برنارد هنري ليفي) وطبّقها الرئيس الفرنسي نيكولاي ساركوزي ووزير خارجيته آلان جوبيه. لكم الشريعة طبّقوها كيفما شئتم، ولنا النفط وأمن إسرائيل. أما عملية امتلاك النفط فهي عن طريق الإمساك بقراره، وتحديد دوره السياسي في الصراع على النفوذ في العالم، ولا بأس أن تحكموا بما تعتقدون طالما أنَّ سياستكم وتطلعاتكم تتلاءم مع مصالحنا.

أما معالم السياسة الجديدة فتتمثّل بسعي الغرب للسيطرة على ما تبقّى من منابع نفط خارج قرار الولايات المتحدة. إذن القضية استثمار، أما السمسار لهذا الاستثمار فليس سوى الحركات السلفية المقاتلة، وفي طليعتهم مقاتلو تنظيم القاعدة الذين قدّم سلاح الجو الفرنسي وطائرات حلف الناتو كلّ الدعم الجوي لهم في حربهم لإسقاط القذافي، وهؤلاء هم الشريك الجديد في سوريا وفقاً لعقيدة (آلان جوبيه) السياسية التي اختصرها إبان الحرب على ليبيا بالقول: حربنا في ليبيا هي بمثابة استثمار للأجيال الفرنسية القادمة.

من مفارقات هذا الربيع العربي أن وزير خارجية فرنسا جعل من مجلس الأمن الدولي أرشيفاً لعشرات مشاريع القرارات التي تصبّ جميعها في خدمة حرب تنظيم القاعدة للسيطرة على الحكم في زوايا العالم الإسلامي الأربع[35]، وتبقى الجماعات السلفية المقاتلة خير حليف للغرب تاريخياً، فهي التي أسقطت الاتحاد السوفياتي مقدِّمة خدمة إستراتيجية هائلة للولايات المتحدة والحلف الأطلسي، وكل ما فعله أركان المحافظين الجدد في فرنسا نيكولاي ساركوزي، والفريق السياسي العامل معه، هو إعادة التحالف القديم إلى الحياة..

وعليك أيها القارئ الكريم أن تعرف أن تاريخ العلاقة بين فرنسا وجماعات جهاديي تنظيم القاعدة تعود إلى أكثر من ثلاثة عقود خلت، هي تاريخ بدء الصحوة الإسلامية في العالم الإسلامي التي تزامنت مع الغزو السوفياتي لأفغانستان في سبعينيات القرن الماضي حيث قام تحالف بين الولايات المتحدة الأميركية والغرب من جهة وباكستان والسعودية من جهة ثانية، استخدم السلفيين وجماعة الإخوان المسلمين في العالمين العربي والإسلامي ضد الجيش السوفياتي، وكانت مساجد العاصمة الفرنسية باريس وكبرى المدن الفرنسية طوال أيام الأسبوع، وخصوصاً يوم الجمعة أثناء الصلاة، تعجّ بالزوار الدعاة من السعودية وباكستان الذين يأتون بحماية الشرطة الفرنسية ورعايتها لتجنيد المقاتلين المتطوعين للذهاب لقتال الروس الكفار في بلاد الأفغان، بلاد الرباط والإسلام. وكنت شخصياً في تلك الفترة أتردد على مساجد في الدائرة الحادية عشرة من باريس، وفي دوائر أخرى في العاصمة الفرنسية فضلاً عن مساجد كبيرة في الضواحي الباريسية وباقي مناطق ومدن فرنسا، حيث كنت تجد دعاة سلفيين من باكستان والسعودية وبلدان أخرى يأتون إلى فرنسا لحث مسلميها على المشاركة في الجهاد ضد الروس في أفغانستان.

الأربعاء القادم: الملف القطري
موقع المنار غير مسؤول عن النص ومضمونه، وهو لا يعبّر إلا عن وجهة نظر كاتبه

[1]كتاب (ميتامورفوز ساركوزي)
[2]كتاب (ميتامورفوز)، ساركوزي، ص 171.
[3]المصدر السابق.
[4]برنارد هنري ليفي على امواج اذاعة أوروبا 1
[5]موقع الدفاع الفرنسي، أيار 2011.
[6]صحيفة لوفيغارو الفرنسية، وصحيفة لوموند، 12 آذار 2011.
[7]المصدر السابق.
[8] موقع الانتقاد، تشرين ثاني 2011، موقع المنار 13 نيسان 2012 ، مجلة نوفيلأوبسرفاتور 3 تشرين ثاني 2011.
[9] الكاتب في حديث مع شخصية أوروبية.
[10] صحف فرنسية وعالمية .
[11] الكاتب في حوار خاص.
[12] المتهور، كاترين ناي، ص 558.
[13]المصدر السابق.
[14]حوار خاص.
[15]حوار خاص مع شخصية فرنسية.
[16] المتهور، كاترين ناي، مصدر سابق.
[17] حوار خاص مع دبلوماسي فرنسي سابق في ليبيا.
[18]كتاب أيام اوباما
[19]في محاولة من حسني مبارك لكسب الوقت وهذا ما فهمه اوباما
[20]أوباما حروب واسرار (دافيد سنجر) ص 338
[21]حوار مع الكاتب.
[22]أنظر في الوثائق نص كلام السفير الفرنسي السابق في دمشق
[23] روبير غودريه
[24]حوار مع الكاتب.
[25]توقفوا عن احتقار الفرنسيين، هيرفيهموران.
[26]كتاب سنوات اوباما ص 250
[27]أسبوعية (le canard enchainé) أيلول 2011
[28]أسبوعيةle canard enchainé أيلول 2011
[29]العقيد السابق في الجيش الفرنسي آلانكورفيس في ندوة حول الربيع العربي حزيران 2012.
[30]تلفزيون فرنسا 24، 3 أيلول 2011.
[31]موقع المنار، أيلول 2011. موقع الانتقاد، أيار 2011 . صحيفة لوموند، 6 تشرين أول 2011. صحيفة لوفيغارو.
[32] الكاتب في حوار خاص.
[33]الكاتب في حوار خاص.
[34]المصدر نفسه.
[35]الكاتب.

 

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And after the ceasefire,


by Stuart Littlewood
Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Oppression will resume, the land-grab will continue, more rewards for Israel will flow…

And it will be business as usual for Western leaders and their Zionist friends


Gaza 2012

In 2009 when Israel’s 22-day blitzkrieg was over, nearly 1,400 Palestinians had been wiped off the planet of whom four-fifths were civilians and 350 children, and over 5,000 wounded.

Israel had destroyed or damaged 58,000 homes, 280 schools, 1,500 factories, water and sewage installations and 80 percent of agricultural crops. The cost to Gaza’s civilian infrastructure was estimated at $660 to 900 million while the total economic cost was put at $3 to 3.5 billion.

It was really a non-war, said Norman Finkelstein in his book This Time We Went Too Far, and testimonies of Israeli soldiers included remarks like: “There was nothing there… nothing moved”; “No real resistance”; “Everyone was disappointed about not engaging anyone”.

Towards the end of the invasion Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni said: “Hamas now understands that when you fire on Israel’s citizens it responds by going wild – and this is a very good thing.” She later waxed proud of how Israel had “demonstrated real hooliganism” and said she would happily repeat her decisions because they were meant to restore Israel’s deterrence and had done so.

And after that slaughter binge in which Gaza has been reduced to rubble and its civilian population devastated, what did the European Union’s 27 foreign ministers do?

They sat down to dinner in Brussels with Livni.

This must have come as a slap in the face for the millions of justice-loving EU citizens who were expecting to see Ms Livni arrested for crimes against humanity the minute she set foot outside Israel.

But no. All was forgiven. Normal poodle service was resumed. Israel’s admirers in Europe queued up to pay with our tax money for the humanitarian mess and the economic wreckage, and to offer Israel the services of EU member states in helping to turn the screw yet again on the people Israel had terrorized, abused and dispossessed for 60 years.

Never mind that the EU had spent billions over the years on infrastructure projects in Gaza, only to see them wantonly smashed by Israel’s military. The EU was especially eager to help with stopping the ‘smuggling’ of arms to the Palestinians, who by then were crushed and stripped of everything amid the ruins of their homes, their wrecked utilities, their shattered hospitals and schools, and faced with a public health disaster. That’s what happens when people have only AK47s, RPGs and ineffective rockets to fend off a ruthless occupying force bristling with all the armour and high-tech weaponry of modern warfare.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I was under the impression that a people under illegal occupation and siege are entitled in international law to take up arms against their oppressor. Israel’s relentless assaults to annihilate Gaza’s civil society was unlawful and a war crime then, and is today. Who are we to interfere and deny their right of self-defence?

Nevertheless six European leaders – including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and our very own British Prime Minister Gordon Brown – pledged ships, troops and technology for anti-smuggling operations. “We will do everything that we can to prevent the arms trafficking that is at the root of some of the problems that have caused the conflict,” Mr Brown said, offering the services of the Royal Navy.

But he couldn’t possibly send navy ships to protect British flag vessels carrying medics and humanitarian supplies from lethal acts of piracy by Israeli gunboats.

He wouldn’t send ships to ensure the freedom of the seas, or even the freedom of their own territorial waters for Gaza’s fishermen.

He wouldn’t send ships to shoo away Israeli gunboats shelling Gaza’s beaches.

But he’d happily send ships to make sure Palestinians have no weapons with which to exercise their right of self-defence.

But I was forgetting… our political élite know which side their bread is buttered.

Meanwhile, in the British Parliament Sir Gerald Kaufman was congratulating foreign secretary David Miliband on steering Resolution 1860 through the Security Council of the United Nations. Its aim, apart from a durable ceasefire, was to ensure the sustained reopening of crossing points on the basis of the 2005 Agreement on Movement and Access. The US abstained.

“May I ask him what the international reaction would be if Hamas had slaughtered nearly 900 Israelis [the blitz was only 13 days old at that point] and subjected nearly 1.5 million Israelis to degradation and deprivation?” enquired the feisty Jewish MP. “Is it not an incontrovertible fact that Olmert, Livni and Barak are mass-murderers and war criminals? — Yes. And they bring shame on the Jewish people whose star of David they use as a flag in Gaza, but whose ethos and morals go completely against what this Israeli Government are doing.”

I’m itching to hear what Kaufman says about Netanyahu and Liberman in regard to this repetition of the Cast Lead murder spree.

Miliband, apparently in all seriousness, said: “It is important to point out that people talk about Hamas being the representatives of Palestinians, without recognising that there is an elected leader of all the Palestinians — a President of the Palestinian Authority, elected in 2004 by all Palestinians to represent them. A further President will be elected this year or next year. That is a vital part of the issue, and we should not fall into the trap of allowing Hamas’s leadership in Gaza to claim that it represents all the Palestinians.”

But the 2006 general election established precisely that! What Miliband omitted to say was that Abbas ‘won’ the presidency in January 2005 in a dodgy and lopsided contest – let’s not dignify it with the word ‘election’ – in which Israel seriously interfered to obstruct other candidates. Abbass’s term ran out in 2009 but he’s still there. He is now regarded as having no legitimacy and no popular mandate. However, he continues to be propped up by those mighty champions of democracy the US, Israel and Britain.

And what help has this loser been in the crisis? He clearly feels he doesn’t represent the Palestinians of Gaza or he’d be fighting tooth and nail for them instead of skulking in the shadows.

I close in despair. This message has just arrived from MAP (Medical Aid for Palestine): “Israel’s Interior Minister Eli Yishai has said openly that ‘the goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages’. Palestinians in Gaza have been living under blockade for over five years and have still not recovered from the last war. Health facilities were severely overstretched before the current bombardment and hospitals are facing critical shortages, with 40 percent of essential medicines and 65 percent of medical disposables at zero stock.”

What despicable world leaders we are cursed with.
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‘French spy killed Kadhafi on Sarkozy’s orders’


The secret death?

/ 3 October 2012

THE REASON why despots are able to rule for decades is not only because their regimes have perfected the tactics of repression.
The covert from the outside world, including Western democratic countries, also makes them sustain their hold on power. And one such despot-democrat connection has been the subject of great scrutiny and criticism is the relationship between deceased Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and former French president Nicolas Sarkozy.

Nobody will ever quite forget how Sarkozy warmly welcomed Gaddafi on a state visit to France and, in fact, also referred to him as a “brother leader” on that occasion. And reportedly the French leader received millions from the Libyan tyrant to fund his election campaign in 2007— an allegation that Sarkozy has repeatedly denied.

But now there’s a new startling twist that has cast more doubts on Sarkozy’s vehement denials. According to British paper Daily Mail, it wasn’t a lynch mob that killed Gaddafi last year, but rather a French secret serviceman acting on Sarkozy’s orders. Based on diplomatic sources in Tripoli, the news report alleges that the French secret serviceman had mixed with the revolutionaries and shot Gaddafi. Apparently, Sarkozy was afraid that the dictator would divulge details of his connection with him if he was captured alive and put through trial.

This reasoning has some credibility because as soon as Nato attacks on the Libyan regime started, Gaddafi threatened to disclose specifics of his connection with Sarkozy, including those about the millions of dollars he allegedly pumped into his re-election campaign.

This startling report comes less than a week after the death of Omran bin Shabaan— the 22-year-old Libyan rebel who captured Gaddafi and can be seen brandishing the gun responsible for killing Gaddafi in the infamous video showing the dictator’s corpse. Shabaan apparently was beaten up by Gaddafi loyalists in July and shot twice. He was subsequently taken to France for treatment, where he eventually died.

Shabaan received a hero’s funeral in Libya, but these new revelations have now cast serious doubts on the veracity of the mainstream account of Gaddafi’s death. While some might dismiss Daily Mail’s report as a rip off of some 007 thriller, one thing is for sure: A great deal of behind-the-scenes deals, arm-pulling and machinations characterise international relations. And the public is rarely privy to these confidential matters.

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Sarkozy haunted by his past crimes



From Tripoli to Damascus and Tehran



The defeated Crypto-Jewish French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, will be out of the Élysée palace on Tuesday after he handed over the Presidency to the newly elected Socialist Jewish president François Hollande. Sarkozy is looking forward to manage the music empire of his millionaire model-turn-pop star wife Carla Bruni while Hollande is expected to wed his long-time girlfriend to make a kosher First Lady out of her.
However, what worries Sarkozy is that after Sarkozy’s presidential judicial immunity officially ends on 16 June – he could be chased by the Justice Department for his several past crimes.
French media has claimed that Sarkozy received nearly 50 million Euros from former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi during his election campaign in 2007. Being a morally corrupt Zionist, Sarkozy betrayed Qaddafi, who funded him to win Presidential campaign but Sarkozy at the last months of his power stabbed Qaddafi and Libyan people from behind.
Last year, Sarkozy with the help of CIA-Mossad brought the downfall of his Socialist Jewish opponent Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a sex scandal.
Israeli daily Ha’aretz reporting Sarkozy’s defeat, said that he will be missed in Israel as he was always considered a trusted friend of Israel. According to Israeli media – 93% of Franco-Israelis voted for Sarkozy.
A March 2012 study by the Simon Wiesenthal Institute reported that half of European believe Israel to be the greatest threat to world peace and over one third are known to be anti-Semitics.

In France, Nicolas Sarkozy who has been the warmest French president ever to the State of Israel is up for re-electionagainst Socialist François Hollande. Sarkozy has stated ”We will never compromise on Israeli security”, said the establishment of the Jewish state was “the most important event of the 20th century” – his opponent is closely linked to Anti-Israel political leaders. “France would be more politically aligned with the Arab countries, and this could have an effect on its relations with Israel,” said Ivan Rioufol, columnist in the French daily Le Figaro. Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center has said it would be a “big blow to Israel” if Sarkozy lost,” said the study.

French author Hubert Couduier in his 2008 book ‘Love, Rupture and Betrayal‘ claims that Sarkozy has had “brutal” exchanges with his wives and past lovers – in fact, one row with the then his second wife Cecilia in the run-up to the presidential polls in 2007 even led to a police complaint.
On March 11, 2010 – the Times of India reported that both Sarkozy and his wife Carla were both committing adultery.
Last year, Sarkozy’s best man at Carla Bruni in 2008, Nicolas Baziere was arrested and another of Sarkozy’s close friend, Thierry Gaubert, was placed under investigation for their involvement along with Nicolas Sarkozy in the ‘Karachi Affair’ – a murderous saga of alleged illegal party funding, suitcases stuffed with banknotes, rightwing political rivalry and, ultimately, the deaths of 15 people in a bomb attack in Pakistan.
During Sarkozy’s 20 years in French politics – 8 million-strong French Muslim community has been his main target.

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Israel: ‘Lying is kosher diplomacy’

On March 3, 2012, Iranian-born Israeli opposition leader in Knesset, Gen. Shaul Mofaz, wrote on his Facebook page:

“Listen closely, I will not enter Bibi government. Not today. Not Tomorrow. Not after I take the leadership of Kadima on March 28. This is a bad, failing and deaf government, and the Kadima that I will lead will replace it in the next election. Clear enough?“.

However, on Tuesday, Mofaz and Netanyahu cut a secret deal to form a Kadima-Likud government – and cancel new elections. Today, Mofaz is being sworn-in as vice prime minister and incharge of homefront defence. The merger will give Netanyahu’s government 94 votes in 120-seat Knesset.
The Zionist apologists are giving laughable spin to this surprise move. They’re trying to prove that a unity government will provide a united front against any possible American or EU move to accomodate Iran’s nuclear program and lift sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
On the other hand, there are Jewish voices inside and outside Israel which believe otherwise. For example, Israeli Ami Kaufman posted on his website ‘+972′.

“The big picture is the disgusting politics, reaching a new low. A political sphere that has lost any credibility whatsoever. The damage these two have done is irreparable. How can anyone take any politician seriously now?“

American Jewish professor Juan Cole posted on ‘Informed Comment’ that “new Israeli government likely won’t launch Iran attack“. He argues that though Mofaz is in agreement with Netanyahu in attacking Iran, he doesn’t believe Jewish army can defeat Iranian force without the active participation of US Armed Forces.

“Mofaz has been sharply critical of reported plans by Netanyahu and his defense minister Ehud Barak, to launch a go-it-alone military attack on Iran’s nuclear enrichment program. Mofaz is not opposed to military action against Iran in and of itself, but wants it coordinated with the United States,” wrote Cole.

In an April interview with the New York Times, Mofaz said: “Let President Obama handle Iran. We can trust him“.
Some Israeli pundits believe that the merger could be Netanyahu’s way of neutralizing Kadima’s chance to win more seats in the next election. Netanyahu pulled a similary stunt earlier with Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s Haatzmaut.
The truth behind this merger is that Netanyahu and other Zionist Jewish radicals have come to the conclusion that with the defeat of Nicolas Sarkozy in recent French election, Israel is further isolated within normally pro-Israel European community. They feel that it will be very difficult to twist re-elected Obama’s arm to attack Iran on Israel’s behalf under changing politics and economic conditions in the West. 

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Bye bye Sarkozy, Socialist Francois Hollande has won France’s presidential election

Hollandi 52%
Sarkozy 48%

Hollande beats Sarkozy to take French presidency

Published Monday, May 7, 2012
Socialist Francois Hollande swept to victory in France’s presidential election on Sunday in a swing to the left at the heart of Europe that could start a pushback against German-led austerity.

Hollande beat conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy by a decisive 51.9 percent to 48.1 percent, based on partial results, bringing the centre-left back to government after a decade in opposition.
The outgoing president conceded defeat within 20 minutes of the last polls closing at 8 pm, telling supporters he had telephoned Hollande to wish him good luck.

“I bear the full responsibility for this defeat,” Sarkozy said, indicating he would withdraw from frontline politics.

“My place can no longer be the same. My involvement in the life of my country will be different from now on.”

Punished for his failure to rein in 10 percent unemployment and for his brash personal style, Sarkozy was the 11th euro zone leader in succession to be swept from power since the currency bloc’s debt crisis began in 2009.

Jubilant supporters celebrated outside Socialist Party headquarters and thronged Paris’s Bastille square, where revellers danced the night away in 1981 when Francois Mitterrand became France’s only previous directly elected Socialist president.

But the celebrations may be overshadowed by a political bombshell in Greece, where mainstream parties were hammered in a parliamentary election that exit polls suggested may leave supporters of Athens’ IMF/EU bailout without a majority, raising doubts about its future in the euro zone.
Hollande’s clear win should give the self-styled “Mr Normal” the momentum to press German Chancellor Angela Merkel to accept a policy shift towards fostering growth in Europe to balance the austerity that has fuelled anger across southern Europe.

His solid margin also positions the Socialists strongly to win a left-wing majority in parliamentary elections next month, especially since the anti-immigration National Front is set to split the right-wing vote and hurt Sarkozy’s UMP party.
(Reuters)

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France Holds Breath ahead of Tight Vote

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Sarkozy, HollandeFrance held its breath Saturday on the eve of a presidential election that Socialist Francois Hollande was predicted to win despite incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy closing the gap after wooing the far-right.

Political speeches and new opinion polls have been banned since a particularly ferocious campaign ended on Friday night, but the last poll published ahead of the deadline forecast a 52-48 percent win for Hollande.

The Ifop-Fiducial poll said Sarkozy has clawed back six percentage points of voter intentions since the end of last week as he went all-out to enchant those who voted for far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the first round.

With the Socialist’s lead the narrowest since campaigning began, Sarkozy has vowed a surprise, while Hollande has stressed that nothing can be assumed about a first Socialist presidential victory in over a quarter century.

“Everything is possible on Sunday,” admitted the left-leaning Liberation’s headline, while the pro-Sarkozy Le Figaro’s front page stressed that French citizens had a “historic choice”.

“Electing a president is not a beauty contest,” warned a Le Figaro editorial, apparently targeting Hollande’s image as a soft and convivial consensus builder without ministerial experience.

Liberation skewered Sarkozy for dragging his UMP party ever further to the right as he courted National Front voters, vowing to defend French values, limit immigration and strengthen France’s borders.

“Whatever the outcome, the political landscape will remain profoundly, durably and dangerously transformed,” it said.

French overseas territories were voting on Saturday, before the mass of some 46 million voters goes to the polls on Sunday.

Hollande won the April 22 first round with 28.63 percent of the votes to Sarkozy’s 27.18 percent, and both candidates have been fighting for the votes of those whose candidates failed to make the run-off.

Le Pen, who won almost 18 percent in the first round, has said she will cast a blank ballot, and observers expect many of her supporters to do the same.

France presidential candidates, 2012Ifop has forecast however that 55 percent of her voters would back Sarkozy and 19 percent Hollande.

Meanwhile, 84 percent of those who voted for the Communist-backed Left Front candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon in the first round — 11 percent of votes — said they would vote for Hollande.

Sarkozy insisted in his final election rally on Friday that the race was too close to call.

“I want to convince you of one thing: every vote will count,” Sarkozy told supporters. “You cannot imagine at what point things will play on a razor’s edge on Sunday.”

For his part, Hollande urged voters to hand him a clear win so he would have a strong mandate to implement his left-wing program and fight EU-driven austerity.

“I want an ample victory,” Hollande told RTL radio. “If the French people must make a choice, they should do so clearly, overwhelmingly, so the winner has the capacity and means to act.”

However, many voters also disapprove of Sarkozy’s flashy style during his five-year term, welcoming Hollande’s vows to be a “normal president.”

Source: AFP
05-05-2012 – 14:37 Last updated 05-05-2012 – 14:37

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Lobby: ‘Sarkozy’s defeat is Iran’s victory’

Richard Prasquier, the leader of the French-Jewish umbrella group CRIF has endorsed France’s incumbent president Niclas Sarkozy. In an Op-ed in Israeli daily Ha’aretz (April 25, 2012), Prasquier, claims that Sarkozy is better ally of Israel than his main opponent, François Hollande. The reason Prasquier prefer Crypto-Jew Sarkozy (born to a Jewish mother and Catholic father) over Jewish Hollande is – though both of them are friendly toward the Zionist entity – Hollande doesn’t share Israeli hatred towad Iran as Sarkozy does.

Sarkozy has a deep knowledge of Israel and a deep sympathy for this country. France has become the major supporter of Israel in advocating a firm stance against Iran. The feelings of François Hollande towards Israel have always been clearly friendly. However, his stance towards the Iranian threat remains to be tested. The two candidates share similar views regarding the major issues related to the Israel-Palestinian conflict,” wrote Prasquier.

Interestingly, while all the three presidential candidates are bending backwards for Jewish groups’ blessings and running on anti-Muslim anti-immigration platform – none of them is interested in addressing France’s high unemployment (10%) and trade losses. Last year France had a record trade deficit of 70 billion euros (US$93 billion). According to several French sources, the news of mass layoffs by French companies – are being kept on hold until the May 6 second round of the presidential election.
When it comes to 6-8 million French Muslims – Sarkozy, Hollande and Marine Le Pen are all united on demonizing them to please French far-right White extremists and Zionist Jews. Several journalists have condemned Richard Prasquier, saying, that CRIF is no longer against the far right extremists so long as they don’t openly criticize Israel or Jews.
When Le Pen’s National Front aggresses immigrants and Muslims, the man who represents French Jews (Richard Prasquier) doesn’t see anything deeply wrong and writes this to the people of Israel,” Claude Askolovitch, senior French political journalist wrote in the weekly Marianne.
Claude Askolovitch is no anti-Semite’. Le Pen in her campaign video said that ritually slaughtered (Halal) meat products were for killing babies. In response Claude said that Le Pen’s allegation was old-fashioned Christian accusation of ‘Blood Libel’ against Jews – and that Jews poisoned wells to kill Christians.
After narrowly losing the first election round – Many French political pundits believe that CIA-Mossad favorite Sarkozy is sure to lose the election. He is running scared and needs – a new anti-Muslim Toulouse false flag operation.
Paranoid Zionist, Jonathan S. Tobin wrote in Commentary that Sarkozy’s defeat might be a victory for Iran – as under Francois Hollande, it will be very difficult for the ZOGs to put a united front against Iran.

“Sarkozy has been a stalwart opponent of Iran and its nuclear ambitions, often getting far ahead of the United States on the issue and helping to buttress the shaky determination of the European Union to take a firm stand,” wrote Tobin.

CRIF leaders have no shame. Last November, they blasted Sarkozy for sharing a joke with Barack Obama about Benji Netanyahu.

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AFP: "A 50 million euro cheque"

Via FLC

“… When asked about Seif’s comments during a March 12 interview on France’s TF1 television, Sarkozy replied: “I am sorry to see you in the role of a spokeswoman for Kadhafi’s son, frankly I’ve known you in better roles…. It’s grotesque and I am sorry that I am being interrogated about declarations of Kadhafi or his son on an important channel like TF1,” Sarkozy said.
“When one quotes Mr. Kadhafi, who is dead, his son, who has blood on his hands, that is a regime of dictators, assassins, whose credibility is zero (How convenient!) … frankly, I think we have sunk low enough in the political debate.”
Takieddine is already under investigation for his alleged role in the funding of Edouard Balladur’s failed 1995 presidential campaign for which Sarkozy was spokesman….”

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Sarkozy: "’Armed observers’ manning Syrian humanitarian corridors …"

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“…Sarkozy, waging an uphill battle for re-election in a vote that opens on April 22, said he discussed Syria with U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday, including a U.N.-backed plan to send observers to ensure it was being implemented….

Under the French plan to bring in aid, humanitarian corridors would link the frontiers of Turkey, Lebanon or Jordan, to the Mediterranean coast or to an airport.
Foreign Minister Alain Juppe has said the zone could be protected by armed “observers”,…”

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Syrian Insurgents Violate Ceasefire

“Expect NATO intervention. Turkey’s the likely vanguard. Washington pulls the strings. Its dirty hands itch for more slaughter and destruction.” Stephen Lendman
I disagree with Mr. Stephen Lendman. Annan, is negociating an exit from Syria, to save the Face of Nato, and save the asses of Erdugan and Arab puppets. Negociation shall continue under the fire. 

My PhotoIt was too good to last. On day one, insurgents violated ceasefire calm. Blame Washington’s dirty hands. It manipulates everything going on.

It won’t tolerate peace and stability. Regime change plans need violence blamed on Assad. That’s imperialism’s ugly face. Behind it lurks a menace too threatening to ignore.

International, constitutional, and US statute laws are spurned. Independent regimes are toppled. War is policy. Throughout its history, America waged them at home and abroad. Countless millions died. Daily their numbers mount.

America’s no democracy. It’s a killing machine, a police state, a rogue hegemon, ravaging one country after another for unchallenged dominance.

It’s boss, a street thug writ large. What it says goes. Violators are punished. Humanity’s threatened.

Nicolas Sarkozy U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy depart following a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House March 30, 2010 in Washington, DC. Obama and Sarkozy met earlier in the Oval Office.Syria and Iran now face its wrath. Expect the worst. It’s coming. Catastrophe may follow. NATO powers ignore the threat. On April 12, Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy discussed Iran and Syria.

Both accused Assad of violating ceasefire terms. Sarkozy and UK Prime Minster David Cameron called for “transition at the top” change. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said if violence erupts, “we want to return to the Security Council in a new attempt to obtain a resolution on Syria. We will intensify our support for the opposition.”

Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel urge “more resolute” action. These and similar comments spell trouble.

On April 13, The New York Times headlined, “Cease-Fire Tested by Reports of Syria Clashes,” saying:

“….some deadly clashes were reported.” Pro-Western “activists” claim violence wracked areas are “under virtual martial law, with tank deployments, armed checkpoints and rooftop snipers.”


Times writers never spare hyperbole. On issues mattering most, managed news substitutes for truth and full disclosure. Protection Syrians need is denounced. Imagine how out-of-control things would be without it. Current and former UN Secretaries-General replicate Timespeak.

Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon point fingers the wrong way. Assad’s blamed for insurgent violence. From Geneva, Ban said “The onus is on the government of Syria to prove that their words will be matched by their deeds at this time.”

Their forces and armor “must return to their barracks immediately,” he added. In other words, leave civilians unprotected. Like Annan, Ban makes no pretense which side he’s on. Both men have impeccable imperial credentials. That’s how they got their job.


“Syrian troops fought with rebels near the border with Turkey on Friday, but opposition activists said the brief clash appeared to be an isolated violation as a fragile U.N.-brokered truce entered a second day.”

In fact, Washington plans more violence. Eruptions will follow imperial plans. Reality will replace optimism. Assad, of course, will be blamed.

Opposition forces call for mass anti-government marches. Peaceful demonstrations are permitted. Violent ones will be confronted responsibly. No country tolerates them.

Imperial powers plan their next move. Concluding their two-day summit, G8 leaders called ceasefire a first step. Hillary Clinton assaults Assad mercilessly. She accused him of violating peace plan terms, saying:

“The Annan plan is not a menu of options, it is a set of obligations. The burden of fully and visibly meeting all of these obligations continues to rest with the regime. They cannot pick and choose.”

“For it to be meaningful, this apparent halt in violence must lead to a credible political process and a peaceful, inclusive democratic transition.”

“We remain firmly resolved that the regime’s war against its own people must end for good and political transition must begin. Assad will have to go and the Syrian people must be given the chance to chart their own future.”

In other words, Washington accepts one option only – regime change. All means are employed to achieve it, including war. It’s coming if current plans fail. Six G 8 nations support it. Russia and China oppose intervention, insurgent violence, and war. So far, they prevented it. At issue is for how long?

Ahead, things get tougher. Imperial Washington won’t quit. Events on the ground are manipulated. Orchestrated incidents began. Expect greater eruptions ahead. Direct NATO intervention will follow. Turkey may initiate it.

Prime Minister Erdegon’s hawkishness suggests it. He openly called for intervention. Citing Article 5 of NATO’s Charter, he said the alliance “has the responsibility to protect Turkish borders.”

On April 12, Today’s Zaman headlined, “Turkey says Annan plan not implemented,” saying:

Erdogan said Assad hasn’t met ceasefire terms.

“There is a six-point plan in the open presented by Annan. I do not think this six-point plan has been implemented. There is nothing like this out there.”


A same day Today’s Zaman article headlined, “Turkish opposition slams government over Syria ‘warmongering,’ ” saying:

Opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, said “The Turkish Republic has never done as much warmongering as it has today.” He rejects Syrian intervention. He’s against interfering in the internal affairs of other nations.

He accused Erdogan of “beating the war drum.” He added that regional meddling worsened relations with Iraq, Iran and Syria. He wants Turkey supporting peaceful conflict resolution.

Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) parliamentary group Deputy Chairman, Hasip Kaplan, explained dangers of Turkey being pro-war. It’s support makes it more likely.

On April 12, Press TV cited Syrian state television, saying “armed men assassinated an al-Mazareeb town official.” Witnesses said insurgents shot Naser Bhkeit Naser from a passing car without license plates.

Other insurgents “killed an army officer and injured 24 others after they targeted a military bus with an explosive device in Syria’s second largest city of Aleppo.”

In addition, “terrorists targeted a law-enforcement vehicle with an explosive device at Wadi Haj Khaled region in Idleb on Thursday, injuring a number of officers.”

Brigadier General Walid Jouni was killed in Jaramana near Damascus. Syria’s Interior Ministry said terrorists attacked him at home.

Syrian television said armed groups “intensif(ied) criminal operations in an attempt to destabilize Syria and torpedo” peace. Expect larger-scale eruptions ahead. Assad, of course, will be blamed. Calls for intervention will increase.

Syria’s UN envoy Bashar al-Jaafari said his government is testing the credibility of nations supporting ceasefire terms.

“Because they are disappointed, they are still betting on every possibility to sabotage the plan.”


“I would like to refer to some Arab and regional countries and some international powers, because the Syrian crisis has local, Arab and regional dimensions, and an international one.”

“Consequently, it is not enough that the Syrian government shows full commitment to Annan’s plan, but all sides have to stand by us clearly and unequivocally.”


He also said nations skeptical about Syria’s resolve want conflict, not peace. They’re responsible for violent incidents. He accused so-called Friends of Syria of plotting “to overthrow” the government.

Arming and funding insurgents reveals their real agenda. Syria’s “a victim of diplomatic, political, media,” and terrorist aggression. “(W)e have a lot of evidence and proofs that will embarrass the countries which sponsored terror in Syria, but we will uncover this at a suitable time.”

A Final Comment

Washington’s Syria regime change plans remain on track. They’re longstanding. Other nations are also targeted. Independent governments aren’t tolerated.

Replacing them with client states is prioritized. All strategies are employed including war. Syria is target one, then Iran. Annan’s sham peace plan provides cover.

Peace and stability defeat America’s agenda. Relative calm will end in short order. Eruptions promise greater ones.

Expect NATO intervention. Turkey’s the likely vanguard. Washington pulls the strings. Its dirty hands itch for more slaughter and destruction.

Bullying is a US specialty. So isn’t unchallenged dominance. The worst is yet to come. Bet on it.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.
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Sarkozy Loss and its Syrian effects

  Partially translated

“Syria, the Arab Yugoslavia of Middle East”

Nobody in France doubts that the next French President will not be (Nicolas Sarkozy)… he lost the battle and is no longer able to regain the initiative…

According to the electoral polls and Data nothing may alter the outcome in this crucial phase of voter options, the polls history of French presidential election doesn’t show a candidate a second term Presidency say losing with this big difference, six months before the date of the ballot.

There is no doubt that Sarkozy will leave the Elysee Palace, that his exit will have significant impacts on external files where Sarkozy  (Security Council, military intervention and political pressure). The Syrian file constitute the most important file in French foreign policy since years ago, the French stand will change… especially with the USA entering (coma) until November next election…..
The effects of the fall of Sarkozy to Syria …
مسلحون في سوريةNicolas Sarkozy and his Foreign Minister Alain Juppe adopted an irrevocable clash policy with the regime in Syria.

Both, since the beginning of the crisis, never stopped calling Assad to step down, France has turned the UN Security Council into a huge archive of failed draft resolution against Syria, and Paris has turned into a shelter for all types of the Syrian opposition, participated in the creation of the Syrian National Council which enjoys recognition and stewardship, even after moving from politics to military action financing, arming and defending the armed groups in Syria, calling them sometimes of civilian demonstrators and freedom fighters other times, as by Juppe himself described them on one occasion.

These high ceiling positions made it difficult for Sarkosy and Juppe to undo or redo any type of relations with Damascus, the situation will be different entirely with the Socialist candidate socialist candidate François HOLLANDE  for the following reasons:
1.    François HOLLANDE retained a wider margin of greater by avoiding high ceiling remarks and uncompromising positions, and confining d his remarks to denounce “oppression” without any political positions. He never asked Assad to step down and this will give him a great margin in the event he won the Presidency,
2.  François HOLLANDE have to address the economic problems of the country and prevent, via European action, the catastrophe in Spain and Italy to extend to France, therefore he would avoid getting involved in Syria and concentrate on his accumulated internal problems

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The Independent: "Sarkozy’s spies helped Gaddafi kill Libyan dissidents"

Via FLC

 
Nicolas Sarkozy authorised a purge of Libyans living in France who opposed Colonel Gaddafi, it has emerged.

Previously unpublished documents show that French secret agents regularly spied on dissidents, and passed on information which led to them being captured and killed.

This all took place while the French President was still calling Gaddafi the “Brother Leader” and treating him as an honoured guest in Paris.

The damning revelations are contained in 5,600 pages of notes uncovered in archives in Sabah, in the south of Libya.

Jomode Elie Getty, a Libyan living in France, said he found a report dated 13 June 2007 that proved a surveillance operation had been organised against him and other dissidents by France’s secret service.

Another intelligence report, filed just before Gaddafi arrived on a state visit to France a few months later, read that it was necessary to “listen to contacts, to identify them and track them down” and to “prevent anti-Libyan acts”. The operation was co-ordinated by loyal Gaddafi lieutenant Bashir Saleh who, intriguingly, was “rescued” by the French during the rebellion and is now under 24-hour protection in Paris.

Mr Getty’s claims appear to be supported by documents from Libya published by the French investigative website Mediapart. He said numerous anti-Gaddafi protesters were arrested and killed following the 2007 surveillance, which was, “like something carried out by the Stasi”, the notorious Communist security organisation in the old East Germany. He said he now intended to take Sarkozy to court, along with his Interior Minister Claude Guéant, accusing them of illegal surveillance…”

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Ziad Takieddine, of Hariri-Chirac fame resurfaces (again) in Qaddafi-Sarkozy shady deals!

Via FLC

“… The documents make specific reference to Ziad Takieddine, a middle man in huge arms and petrol contracts between France and various Middle Eastern countries.
It is claimed Takieddine went to Tripoli 11 times to supervise the transaction in 2005, “the year where a payment of €50m (£42m) would have been concluded between the Libyans and Sarkozy camp.”
It also claims Brice Hortefeux, Sarkozy’s long time friend, advisor, and later interior minister, “intervened personally” in the financial operations. According to Mediapart, Hortefeux has denied any involvement in the events.
Mediapart said the document was “drafted and handed over to investigators by a witness to the dossier, Jean-Charles Brisard, ex member of (former prime minister) Eduard Balladur’s campaign team in 1995, now director of a private intelligence company.”…”

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War of Nerves

 

By JOHN CHERIAN
frontline.in, February 2012
The West, along with “Israel”, is racheting up threats of an attack, but Iran appears unfazed.

Ahmadinejad
REPORTS appear every other day in the Western media about an imminent “Israeli” strike against Iran. The Barack Obama administration keeps on repeating that “all options are on the table” against Iran. The United States armed forces have begun their biggest amphibious landing drill in the Persian Gulf region in more than a decade. The Pentagon recently doubled the number of aircraft carriers in the region. U.S. military and spy drones have been flying over Iran for some time now. Late last year, Iranians brought down a sophisticated U.S. drone.

The “Israeli” media are full of stories about the build-up of American troops in two small Gulf islands near the Strait of Hormuz. “Israeli” “Defense” Minister Ehud Barak, one of the architects of the massacre in Gaza three years ago, said in early February that “the window” for an effective military strike on Iran was rapidly closing because of the continuing development of uranium enrichment centrifuges by that country. “Israeli” Vice Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon declared that his country was confident of hitting any facility in Iran it chose to, saying that he was speaking from his experience as a former head of the “Israeli” armed forces.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy added his belligerent voice to the war discourse by saying that an attack on Iran would be justified if the country “continues its senseless race to get the bomb and threaten its neighbors”. Sarkozy seems to have conveniently forgotten that in the modern era, Iran never started a war. It has always been a victim of aggression. It was the West and the Arab monarchies that encouraged Saddam Hussein to attack Iran in 1980, leading to the eight-year war, which led to the loss of more than a million Iranian lives.

Teheran appears to be unfazed by the ratcheting up of threats from the West.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, speaking on the occasion of the 33rd anniversary of the Iranian revolution, said that the Islamic Republic would soon announce some “very important” achievements in the nuclear field.


The Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, also reiterated that Iran would never give up its “rights” to a peaceful nuclear program. Iran has been consistently stating that as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) it has every right to pursue a peaceful nuclear program. All of Iran’s nuclear facilities, including those engaged in uranium enrichment, are monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to ensure that weapons-grade uranium is not produced.

Khamenei warned the West against undertaking a military adventure, saying that if hostilities broke out, “it would be 10 times deadlier for the Americans” than it would be for Iran. Reacting to threats from “Israel”, he said the country was a “cancerous tumor” in the region, which had to be removed.
U.S. Secretary of “Defense” Leon Panetta told the media in Brussels in early February that there was a strong likelihood of “Israel” attacking Iran by the middle of the year. On December 20, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey told CNN that a whole range of options were being examined for military action against Iran. “I am satisfied that the options that we are developing are evolving to a point that they would be executable if necessary,” he said.

The right-wing government in “Israel” would like nothing better than precipitating a war with Iran. The hawkish government in “Israel” has coldly concluded that the Obama administration, readying itself for re-election later in the year, will have no other option but to finish the war that “Israel” wants to start. But the realists in the Obama administration know that Iran is not like neighboring Iraq, which they could occupy in a couple of weeks. President Obama, trying to tone down the talk of imminent war, said in the first week of February that the “Israelis” had not yet decided their course of action against Iran. He emphasized that the two countries would “work in lockstep, as we proceed to solve this, hopefully diplomatically”. Meanwhile, the Republican contenders for the U.S. presidency, with the exception of Ron Paul, are carrying on with their refrain of “bomb, bomb Iran”.

On the nuclear issue, the Iranian people are united as never before. The neighboring Arab monarchies are no doubt tacitly supporting the psychological and economic warfare being currently waged by the West against Iran, but they realize that Iran too has many cards to play. The Shia populations in these countries are already restive and are demanding their democratic rights. Senior Iranian officials have warned that if war breaks out, the Iranian army will target the U.S. military bases littering the Gulf countries. If shipping is affected in the choke point of the Strait of Hormuz, global oil prices are bound to shoot through the roof. Even the American consumer could be left with a big hole in his pocket during an election year. This will be detrimental to Obama’s chances of winning a second term.

On a parallel track, the U.S. has been trying desperately to arm-twist traditional friends and trading partners of Iran, like India, to implement the unilateral sanctions imposed by the West. When India’s Foreign Secretary, Ranjan Mathai, was in Washington recently for talks, the U.S. State Department spokesperson, Victoria Nuland, told reporters that “how India might find alternative sources of energy” was among the important issues discussed. She said that the U.S. was trying to implement a “two-track policy, both to encourage countries to wean themselves from Iranian oil, but also to work with suppliers around the world to help countries find alternative sources of energy”.

The Saudi Arabian government has promised to ramp up the production of oil in order to meet any shortfall in case Iranian oil is forced out of the international market. Iran has described the unilateral sanctions imposed by the West as part of the “psychological warfare” being waged against it. In the first week of February, the Obama administration gave more powers to U.S. banks to freeze Iranian assets and close loopholes that would make it even more difficult for the Iranian government to transfer funds through international banking channels. Iran’s Vice-President, Mohammed Reza Rahimi, defiantly reacted to the latest set of sanctions by saying that Iran would make “the sanctions ineffective, as it has done in the past, and will continue selling oil”.


The sanctions, meanwhile, are beginning to affect the lives of ordinary Iranians. The Iranian rial has registered a steep decline against the dollar in recent months, leading to high inflation and rise in the prices of basic imported goods such as medicines.

India is among Iran’s biggest buyers of oil and gas. Senior Indian policymakers say that though the country’s dependency on Iranian oil is decreasing, Iran will continue to be a major supplier. Twelve per cent of India’s crude imports are from Iran. In January, India became the biggest importer of Iranian oil, displacing China. The announcement by the Indian government that it was planning to send a large trade delegation to Iran to strengthen economic ties has angered Washington. Commerce Secretary Rahul Khullar told the media in Delhi that India was implementing the United Nations-mandated sanctions against Iran but emphasized that the sanctions did not apply “to a vast range of products India supplies to Iran”.

With Iran agreeing to payment in rupees and other unconventional methods like barter trading, Indian officials made it clear that India would not be pressured by the West into taking steps that would have an adverse impact on the national economy. For that matter, even Pakistan has struck a defiant note. Despite open warnings from the U.S., Pakistan has announced that the work on the gas pipeline with Iran will continue. Washington was more successful with New Delhi on the gas pipeline issue. Under pressure from the Bush administration, India had withdrawn from the Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) project, saying that it was economically unfeasible and would give Islamabad undue leverage on the country’s energy security. Under American pressure, many major private Indian companies such as Reliance suspended their contracts with Iran for the supply of refined gasoline.

The Obama administration is naturally unhappy with India’s decision to broaden economic ties with Iran at this juncture. U.S. Congressmen have started raising the issue. Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat speaking at the confirmation hearing for the Obama administration’s nominee for the Ambassador’s post in New Delhi, Nancy J. Powell, said that India “seems to be rebuking the sanctions” imposed by the West on Iran.

Senior Indian officials insist that they will continue dealing with Iran. They point out that until recently the West was urging India to cut economic ties with Myanmar in order to isolate the government there. Today, it is the West which is leading the charge to invest in that country. Indian officials predict that this situation will replicate itself in Iran within a couple of years.

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Sarkozy: ‘Israel is a miracle!’

Since November 2011 – When French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Israeli Prime minister Benji Netanyahu, LIAR – he has lost his monopoly over French Jewish voters. Sarkozy became a hero among 600,000-strong French community when as country’s Interior Minisiter, he cracked down on 6-8 million French Muslims during the second Palestinian Intifada (uprising).

On February 8, 2012 – addressing annual dinner of the main French Jewish umbrella organization, the CRIF, Sarkozy told 1,000 Jewish guests: “France won’t compromise on Israel’s security because Israel is a miracle“.

Sarkozy’s statement reminds me the 9/11 miracle published in the Jewish website ‘Beliefnet’ in 2002 – describing how a miracle saved the lives of nine Jews from dying inside WTC on September 11, 2001.
Sarkozy, reportedly, is an Israeli Mossad informer and linked to CIA – has lost some of his Jewish support, but is still more popular among French Jewish voters (40%) as compared to 26% among the French in general. Sarkozy is tailing behind his Jewish opponent, Socialist candidate Francois Hollande, by 6%. Hollande replaced the disgraced former Jewish head of IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was framed by CIA-Mossad in a sex scandal.

In an emotional speech, Sarkozy, told his Jewish audience that as a friend of Israel – he wants Israeli leaders to sit with PA leaders and discuss their problems peacefully. However, his statement regarding Islamic Republic did not incite his Jewish listeners to give Sarkozy a standing ovation as Beni Netanyahu received from the US Congress last year. He said that the solution to Iranian problem should be diplomatic, not military.

Last year, Sarkozy’s decision to vote in favor of Palestinian state recognition in Paris-based UNESCO, upset many in Jewish community and Sarkozy explained his reasoning in his speech.

We also wanted to tell the Palestinian that there is a light (?) at the end of the tunnel, that they too should be taken into consideration and listened too. I know by taking that position I could have troubled some of you, but if a friend of Israel doesn’t do it, who will?”

Some Jewish critics have blamed Sarkozy for his failure to materialize his Mediterranean Union project, to bring 17 Mediterranean countries closer to Israel. This was one the reason Sarkozy brought regime change in Libya last year as Qaddafi had refused to join the Mediterranean Union.

Socialist candidate Hollande, who is also a Zionist Jew and supporter of the Zionist entity – is expected to receive the remaining 60% Jewish votes as no Jew is expected to vote for the third candidate, Jean-Marie Le Pen. Her nationalist party is considered anti-Semitic even though it wants to ban Muslim prayers in public. Wearing of Islamic modest female dress (Hijab) was banned by Sarkozy a few years ago.

Sarkozy was born to a Catholic father and a Jewish mother. Therefore, according to Jewish law, he is ‘Jewish by birth’.

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Sarkozy & Cameron: ‘Assad has been the source of much that has gone wrong in the Middle East in the last decade!’

Via FLC

“David Cameron and the French president Nicolas Sarkozy are to meet in Paris on Friday to discuss a possible increase in help to Syrian rebels, including giving them military advice.
The meeting, held in the context of the annual Anglo-French summit, will occur the day after Sarkozy is expected formally to declare his intention to run for a second term as French president.
The two leaders are likely to discuss what practical help they can give the Free Syrian Army, and how best to progress ideas for a UN-Arab League peacekeeping force.
A string of defence deals, including for drones, are also due to be announced involving co-operation between BAE Systems and Dassault. Sarkozy is currently badly trailing the French Socialist candidate for president, François Hollande, by 10 points in the polls, …”

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“France won’t compromise on Israel because Israel is a miracle,”

Via FLC

“… On the morning of Feb. 8, Sarkozy met at Elysees Palace with released Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, … “France won’t compromise on Israel’s security because Israel is a miracle,” Sarkozy said. “France will never accept the questioning of Israel’s security.”

But with the French economy stumbling and some Jews less than thrilled with Sarkozy’s record on Middle East-related issues, he may not find the same kind of backing in the community as he did when he won the last French presidential election in 2007.
“A lot of Jews who voted for him are disappointed today,” said Ralph Bohbot, who was one of 1,000 Jewish community members at the CRIF dinner and identified himself as a member of the Alliance Centriste political party. “He didn’t know how to handle the economic crisis.”…
Despite the decline in support for the president among Jews, Sarkozy’s conservative Union for a Popular Movement party still remains far more popular among the country’s 600,000 Jews than among the general French population of 60 million.
Jerome Fourquet, analyst for the French Ifop polling center, says that 40 percent of Jewish voters feel “close to” the UMP, versus just 26 percent for the French in general. Another 40 percent of French Jews are associated with the political left, compared with 48 percent in the general population.
“A part of the Jewish community is pretty worried about its security, and that’s a platform that is pretty favorable to the right,” Fourquet said…”

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Libya Violence and Instability

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by Stephen Lendman


Libyan authorities give rebel militias two weeks to hand in weapons On January 3, Middle East Online contributor Jay Deshnukh headlined, “Ex-rebels’ war for money, power: Fierce clashes erupt in Tripoli,” saying:

In central Tripoli, fighting claimed two lives as “former rebels from….Misurata clashed with….ex-fighters from the Libyan capital, witnesses said.”

Heavy gunfire was exchanged in broad daylight “between Zawiyah and Al-Saidi streets near a” Gaddafi regime intelligence headquarters building.

Neighborhood sections were “surrounded by hundreds of (heavily armed) rebels.”
Throughout Tripoli, militia brigades control former government buildings. Their presence challenges Western-installed Transitional National Council (NTC) figures. Abdul Hakim Belhadj led them until he left to join Syrian insurgents.

On January 4, Pravda.ru contributor Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey headlined, “Libya latest news: Chaos,” saying:

Major media scoundrels are largely silent about ongoing violence and conflict. “Credible sources” report “utter chaos.” Rebel faction clashes continue. Internal dissension affects TNC unity. Libya’s in disarray.

In December, rebel groups clashed in Tripoli and at Mitiga air base. Misurata and Benghazi skirmishes erupted. Bani Walid tribes headed for Tripoli. “Strong fights among groups of terrorists and Libyan Green Resistance (Jamahiriya forces)” continue.

Zintan militia fighters and Green Resistance elements battled “Al Qaeda Bel Haj militia….” They hold Saif al-Islam Gaddafi captive. They won’t release him to International Criminal Court (ICC) custody because it has no jurisdiction in Libya.

“Racist NTC/NATO terrorist forces destroy(ed) a Taourga cemetery.” Green flags fly “everywhere” in Al-Zawiyah. They’re also visible throughout Sabha, Gharyan, Tarhouna, and Ghadames.
“NATO knows that the people of Libya do not accept their criminal terrorist forces as ‘Government.’ ” Green Resistance and Jamahiriya militia attacked insurgent terrorists.

On January 5, Algeria ISP headlined, “New Resistance green opposition,” saying:
Clashes erupted in Tripoli’s El Islami district. Warchfana resistance fighters contested Misurata rebels. “At Mazda, the fighters of the Liberation Army of Libya destroyed the headquarters of the local” NTC council.

Misurata rebels shelled Zliten with “heavy artillery.” Resistance fighters defend the city.

On January 4, New York Times writer David Goodman headlined, “Libyan Leader Says Militia Clashes Could Create Civil War,” saying:
Western-installed TNC chairman Mustafa Abdul Jalil “bluntly warned late Tuesday that the government faced ‘bitter options’ as it struggled to rein in thousands of fighters who joined regional militias” during months of fighting.

Many now remain in Tripoli. They won’t disarm and claim interests to protect. Clashes across Libya continue.

In January, South Africa’s UN ambassador Baso Sangqu, serving as rotating Security Council president, wants Libyan human rights abuses investigated, including NATO ones.

“They were supposed to be precision strikes,” he said, “but it was clear that those were not that precise.”

NATO lied saying it operated carefully. In fact, civilians were willfully targeted. Massacres occurred. Well over 100,000 died, and multiples more were injured, many seriously.
Depleted and enriched uranium weapons were used. So were other terror ones. The overall toll of death and destruction was horrendous.

“A recent on-the-ground examination by The New York Times of airstrike sites found credible evidence of dozens of civilians killed.”

In fact, many thousands died. Times correspondents ignored them during fighting, even though they witnessed after actions results.

Moreover, before NATO intervened, Libyans enjoyed peace and prosperity. Jamahiriya benefits are gone. They’re resisting to restore them. As a result, protracted struggle continues to end TNC rule, occupation and rebel rat infestations.

In addition, thousands of Gaddafi loyalists are detained. At least, 7,000 are incarcerated under horrific conditions. However, according to the Committee for Justice for the Disappeared, militia forces secretly hold over 35,000.

Suspected Gaddafi loyalists are targeted, abducted, and either killed or imprisoned. TNC officials and NATO aren’t stopping them. As a result, tribes are arming in self-defense. What’s ahead isn’t clear, but greater civil conflict is likely to restore Jamihiriya government.

Former French Foreign Minister Revelations

Former Foreign Minister Roland Dumas and anti-colonialist lawyer Jacques Verges‘ new book is titled, “Sarkozy Sous BHL.” It reveals French military crimes in Libya.

It holds Nicolas Sarkozy criminally responsible for bombing Libyan cities, including civilian targets, vital infrastructure, and cultural treasures.

It exposes NATO’s lie about precision bombing with few civilian casualties. It also discussed earlier French relations with Gaddafi, beginning in 1983.

As a parliamentary member, Dumas was sent secretly to establish good Libyan – French relations. In 1985, America intervened to convince France that Gaddafi had chemical weapons threatening Western interests.

For years, France objected to US aggression. Under Sarkozy, policy changed. Dumas said war was planned long before last February. Today, Syria and Iran are prime targets. Plans are in place to attack them.

Dumas, Verges, and other lawyers sued Sarkozy for war crimes. The case remains ongoing.

A Final Comment

On December 31, Mathaba headlined, “Muammar Gaddafi Voted As Human Rights Hero of the Year,” saying:
In an Amnesty International USA poll, Gaddafi leads others as voting continues. Until Washington and NATO blocked its approval, the UN Human Rights Council praised Gaddafi in its January 2011 “Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: Libya Arab Jamahiriya.”
It said his government protected “not only political rights, but also economic, educational, social and cultural rights.” It also lauded his treatment of religious minorities, and “human rights training” of its security forces.

NATO’s killing machine destroyed 42 years of achievements, benefitting all Libyans. Gaddafi’s vision marked him for removal.

If Western nations matched him, imperial wars would end. So would homelessness, hunger and human deprivation. Instead, “new world order” imperialists want super-wealth and power solely for themselves.

Libya was one of many targets. Others will follow to extinguish freedom everywhere if they succeed.
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