US Israel Murder
The light of Israel was never very strong.
—  Like the light of the West, it is out now.

September 14, 2006
A Walk Through the Rubble
Israel's Use of American Cluster Bombs
By FRANKLIN LAMB
Al Sultaneih, Lebanon.
A s the initial assessment and clean up of American cluster bombs, estimated at more than 130,000 unexploded bomblets across the south of Lebanon, gets underway, unanticipated findings are emerging:
The breadth and depth of the problem with cluster bombs found in 498 locations in scores of villages as of September 9th was not expected.
So far less than 4% have been disposed of, and 0% of the villages in the south have been certified as safe for domestic or agricultural use by the United Nations ordnance disposal task force.
Even operators of heavy rubble clearing equipment are finding their work is stymied because Israel dropped cluster bombs both before and after many buildings were destroyed by bombs, and therefore cluster bombs are sandwiched between layers of pancaked walls and piles of rubble.
While the M-26 Cluster Bomb Unit may have looked "promising" at military demo shows when observed in ideal conditions of level, obstruction-free open areas, using "polished bomblet" conditions, the reality is very different in villages which are seeing not the military touted "dud rates" in the 1% to 4% range, but rather "dud rates" in the 40-60% range.
No weapons with this performance statistic would be taken seriously at arms sale outlets.
The U.S. cluster munitions dropped across Lebanon have been a near total failure as far as their claimed purpose and justification, degrading Hezbollah forces.
Lebanese Army, UN, and Hezbollah sources agree the Cluster Bombs had virtually no impact on Palestinian, Amal, and Hezbollah fighters during the recent conflict.
One Hezbollah commander told this observer:
"Maybe 3 or 4 [were killed] — perhaps a few more I didn't hear about — due to accidents by our forcesbut unlike the civilian population, we have a long history of confronting the Zionist aggressors and we often know what they will do before they do.
True, they have your country's latest weapons, but one-on-one they are not impressive at all.
Much more cowardly and incompetent than their propaganda claimsplus they are very weak psychologically — they know they stole Palestine, and they realize that sooner or later they will have to make peace, or they will destroy themselves and disappear from the region."
Another commander added:
"My brothers can't wait for their [Israeli] troops to enter Lebanon again on the ground.   We are eager to hit them harder next time.   The Zionists' training has been used to using tanks against stone-throwing children and harassing pregnant women at check points.   We now have the weapons to quickly destroy their tanks.   That is why they couldn't enter and finally accepted a ceasefire.   We don't respect them either as men or soldiers".
Yet another offered:
"When we fire a rocket or series of rockets at their weapon stockpiles or artillery positions in northern Palestine, our brothers know that they have approximately 6-7 minutes to disappear — usually underground.   The Zionists place their weapons next to Arab neighborhoods, where they have not provided shelters for the non-Jews.   We are accused of targeting civilians.   This is not truewe know where their weapons are exactly.   They hide behind the civilians in northern Palestine like they do in Gaza.   Using the people as shields."
Other recent findings confirm that Israel may have dropped as many as 60% of the cluster bombs they used during July-August 2006 in the 72 hours immediately before the ceasefire.
Military analysts on the ground offer two explanations:
1.   Shear frustration, hatred, and rage by Israel's leadership and its obsession with punishing Lebanon for its more than 85% support (including Lebanon's middle class and Christian citizens) for Hezbollah's resistance to Israel's attempted reoccupation up to the Litani River.
2.   A desire by Israel to get rid of as much of its U.S. cluster bomb inventory as possible, which the Pentagon has stipulated must be reduced to a lower level before Israel can reorder newer models like the M-26.
This is why the 33 year old CBU-58, almost extinct, was used so widely.   Israel was cleaning out its CBU closet for new orders, one Lebanese army source reported.
Senator Ted Stevens and those in the Senate who opposed banning cluster bombs on Sept. 9 might want to reflect on what actual utility the US cluster bombs used by Israel in Lebanon actually achieved.
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According to Israeli soldiers, reported in the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz on Sept. 13, the Israeli military launched over 1.2 million cluster bombs into Lebanon, and used phosphorous shells as well — "the overwhelming majority used in the last ten days of the war."
The use of phosphorous, which causes excruciating burns, is prohibited under international law.
An Israeli rocket unit commander stated that because the Israeli rockets are so imprecise, his unit was ordered to "flood" the area with them.
The soldiers said that during IDF training exercises live rockets are almost never fired, to prevent leaving duds behind that would "fill the IDF's firing grounds with mines."
Yet, the soldiers said, Israeli forces in Lebanon fired the rockets at ranges of less than 15 kilometers, "even though the manufacturer's guidelines state that firing at this range considerably increases the number of duds."
The rocket commander, who said he had complained to Israel's Defense Minister but has received no response, stated:
"In Lebanon, we covered entire villages with cluster bombs.   What we did there was crazy and monstrous."
One flower for the Palestinian resistance.
Another for the Lebanese resistance
One flower for the Palestinian resistance.

Another for the Lebanese resistance.

Photo: www.aljazeerah.info/Omayya, Alhayat Aljadeeda, 8/29/06
Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, where have you been, my darling young one?
I've stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains,
I've walked and I've crawled on six crooked highways,
I've stepped in the middle of seven sad forests,
I've been out in front of a dozen dead oceans,
I've been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard,
And it's a hard, and it's a hard, it's a hard, and it's a hard,
And it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.
Bob Dylan - Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
We shall all lose: A diary report, a day after the Tel Aviv rally
By Adam Keller
August 7, 2006
Israel marching.

The marchers pass the center office of Likud, Jerusalem, August 6, 2006 
Photo: http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en
Israel marching.
The marchers pass the center office of Likud, Jerusalem
"Is this the last week?" people asked each other.
Since the jets went streaking northwards to rain death over Beirut and the missiles came shrieking back southwards to an ever-widening number of Israeli communities, Israeli activists had been gathering every Saturday evening and marching in protest through the streets of Tel-Aviv.
According to the confident predictions emanating from Condoleezza Rice's entourage at the beginning of the week, by today a ceasefire should have already been in place.
But Saturday was at least as bloody as the preceding days, with the end of the killing seeming an ever-receding horizon.
As thousands streamed to the rendezvous at the end of Ben Tzion Boulevard (accustomed place of the weekly Women in Black vigil) the prospects of a ceasefire were a major subject of conversation.
"To us, 'ceasefire' and 'cessation of hostilities' seem the same, but the diplomats hide a hell of a lot of meaning between nuances of this kind.
It could make a life or death difference on the ground afterwards, we have to look very carefully at what the Americans and French are up to, over there in New York" said a white-haired man with a big sign reading "We are not Bush's puppets!"
To the mother and her two daughters, killed this morning at Arab el-Aramsheh from the direct hit of a Katyusha missile, it will no longer make any difference.
(Like nearly half the Israeli civilian casualties, they were Arabs, in whose community the government never thought of installing air-raid shelters or alarms).
And whatever the final formulation of the UN resolution, it will also come far too late for the 33 farm workers (35 in other accounts) killed by a single Israeli bomb near the Lebanese-Syrian border (most of the Israeli media did not even bother to mention it).
“Dayan at first got wild applause when she called for the immediate return of the invading troops from Lebanon and for a prisoner exchange to free the ones captured by Hizbullah and Hamas.
But when she also sent greetings to the fighting soldiers there was a chorus of angry protests and catcalls.
Defiantly, she added that the war had been justified to begin with, "though it had now gone on too long and too deep", and some activists tried to storm the podium, pushed back with difficulty by marshals.”
"Tomorrow I shall go to prison!"
— army refuser explains his motives
'Tomorrow I shall go to prison!'

Israel army refuser explains his motives.

Photo: http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en
People and The Land airdrops viewers into the universe of an occupied people, unreeling images of a new form of apartheid based on ethnicity.
Challenging U.S. foreign policy and the conventions of the documentary form itself, People and The Land examines the concrete realities of Israel's conduct in the West Bank and Gaza.
The level of U.S. support for that conduct through foreign aid, and the human cost of that aid in Palestine and the U.S.
YouTube also has it in 6 parts — part 6 deals with US involvement and payment to Israel
News Updates          Friday, September 8, 2006
What Lies Beneath
by Meron Rapoport
S. is a reservist in an artillery battalion, and he is not at ease with what he did during the second Lebanon war.
He fired shells, sometimes at a rate of one per minute.
Village of
Aitta
Shaaba
Lebanon
Riddled
with
cluster
bombs
He and his fellow soldiers fired 200 shells one night and on other nights, "only" 50 or 80.
S. doesn't know what damage was done by the shells he fired.
He didn't see where they fell.
He doesn't even know exactly where they were aimed.
Artillery gunners like him only receive coordinates, numbers, not names of villages.
Even those commanding the team or the battery don't know exactly what they're firing at.
"Tell me, how do the villages there look?   Are they all destroyed?"
S. asked me after I told him that I was in contact with UN personnel who were patrolling the villages.
What really made something inside S. snap was when his battalion was given an entire village as a target one night.
He thinks it was Taibeh, a village in what is called the eastern sector, but he's not sure.
The battalion commander assembled the men and told them that the whole village had been divided into parts and that each team was supposed to "flood" its alloted space — without specific targets, simply to bombard the village.
"I told myself that the people left in that village must be the weaker ones, like in Haifa," says S.
"I felt that we were acting like Hezbollah.
Taking houses and turning them into targets.
That's terror.
My soul is important to me.
When I hug my girlfriend, I want to feel good about myself.
And I don't feel good about what I did in the war.
I felt like I really should have tossed my weapon and run away."
According to the UN, S. has good reason not to feel at peace with himself.
Village
of
Skeikh
Saad
check
point
One reservist artillery officer estimated that the Israel Defense Forces fired about 160,000 shells during the recent war.
By comparison, in the Yom Kippur War, the IDF fired less than 100,000 shells.
Moreover, in addition to the tens of thousands of regular shells, Israel fired several hundred cluster rockets and cluster bombs.
These kinds of munition break apart in the air as they approach the ground, and spray dozens or hundreds of bomblets, each about the size of a large battery, within a radius of up to 100 meters.
Most of these bomblets explode when they reach the ground, but a significant portion do not, and effectively become something like land mines.
UN personnel who have been patrolling in south Lebanon in recent days say that a good part of the villages and towns there have been turned into large mine fields.
As of this past Wednesday, UN mine-sweepers in southern Lebanon had identified 450 sites where cluster shells had fallen, and that's only in settled areas.
In open areas, in fields, say the UN people, there are many more such sites.
Each of these sites may contain hundreds or even thousands of small unexploded bombs.
The UN estimates that about 100,000 of these little mines are now scattered about that part of Lebanon.
Since the cease-fire, 12 Lebanese civilians, including two children, have been killed by the explosion of these "duds" and 78 people (22 of them children) have been wounded, some losing limbs in the process.
Bombs all over
In Tibnin, a town in the central part of southern Lebanon, a cluster bomb landed opposite the main entrance to the hospital.
A member of the UN's mine-sweeping team told Human Rights Watch that in just 10 minutes, he had counted 100 unexploded bomblets; after that he just didn't bother.
David Shearer, the UN humanitarian coordinator in Lebanon, toured the Tibnin area on Wednesday.
"I saw these kinds of bombs on houses, inside houses and next to houses," he says.
"I saw them clear 16 or 17 away from a school soccer field.   I saw them on the road and in orchards next to the road, caught in t0he trees."
Since the cease-fire, he adds, nearly every day a death is reported, and three or four people are wounded, as a result of someone stepping on parts of a cluster bomb.
International law expert Dr. Yuval Shani of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem explains that there are international conventions that prohibit the use of chemical or biological weapons, of dumdum bullets and other types of weaponry, but that cluster bombs are not expressly prohibited.
However, says Shani, Section 57 of the first protocol of the Geneva Convention, to which Israel is a signatory, prohibits the use of "indiscriminate" weapons, a definition that fits the cluster bombs.
"Cluster weapons cannot be used in a place where there are liable to be civilians," says Shani.
The only justification for using such bombs in an area where there are civilians is in cases when they are the only type of arms by means of which the desired military result may be achieved.
"It's hard to believe," he continues, "that in the hundreds of instances discovered in Lebanon, cluster bombs were the only possible weapon."
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), which filed a request this week for Attorney General Menahem Mazuz to investigate the matter, puts it more forcefully:
"The dropping of cluster bombs in built-up areas, in complete disregard for the danger they pose to the lives of innocent civilians, seems to meet the basic mental requirement for committing a crime that involves deliberate killing or deliberate harming of civilians," says the petition, sent by attorney Sonia Boulos on behalf of the association.
S. did not fire cluster bombs, but he heard over the radio orders being given to use them.
He also met a friend from another battalion who excitedly told him that he had fired such bombs.
The friend's excitement is understandable given that these weapons are not customarily used in IDF operations and are a rarity even in training exercises.
Says one reservist officer: "Cluster bombs are only used in training in one firing range in the south of Israel, and this area is treated as if it's a mine field."
Y., a reservist in the same battalion, fired at least 15 cluster shells.
"It was in the last days of the war," he says.
"They gave us orders to fire them.   They didn't tell us where we were firing — if it was at a village or at open terrain.   We fired until the forces that requested the shelling asked us to stop."
US supplied
Air
Strike
Gaza
More duds
Another peculiarity involves the type of shells that were used.
The 155-mm. artillery batteries use two types: American-made shells, known in the IDF by the acronym matzrash, and Israeli-made shells, called tze'if.
Y. learned that with the Israeli cluster shells, the percentage of duds — i.e., of bombs that essentially became land mines — was lower than that of the American-made ones, and yet they fired only the latter kind.
But the major portion of the damage wasn't done, apparently, by the 155-mm. guns that S. and Y. fired, rather, apparently, by the new MRLS rocket launchers that the IDF used in operations for the first time in the second Lebanon war.
In the late 1990s, the IDF purchased 48 of these launchers from the United States.
Each one holds 12 rockets, which act essentially like large cluster bombs.
According to the official specifications, each such rocket contains no fewer than 644 tiny bomblets that are supposed to disperse in a 100-meter radius above the target.
"Like a soccer field full of bombs," is how one artillery reservist described it.
Y. says that his battalion commander said that when the IDF Apache helicopter came down near Ramot Naftali, killing its two pilots, one suspicion was that it had been hit by such a rocket that had been fired in the area at the time.
It was later determined that this was likely not the cause, but the discussion of such a possibility basically amounted to an official admission that such rockets were indeed being used against southern Lebanon.
How many exactly?
It's hard to know.
The UN people have no precise data on the breakdown of unexploded ordnance from MRLS rockets, or American or Israeli cluster shells.
Shearer says it's clear that most use of the cluster weapons was made in the final 72 hours of the war.
"In the beginning of the war, too, there were reports on the use of cluster bombs," he says.
"But only a few.
In the three last days, a tremendous amount of them were fired.
It's also hard to know where they were aimed.
The dispersion of the bombs is so wide that even if the original target were outside a populated area, many bombs fell amid the houses."
Y. and S. confirm this appraisal of events.
Balata
refugee
camp
Nablus
WestBank
"In the last 72 hours we fired all the munitions we had, all at the same spot," says Y.
"We didn't even alter the direction of the gun.
Friends of mine in the battalion told me they also fired everything in the last three days — ordinary shells, clusters, whatever they had."
Members of the UN mine-sweeping team estimate that the rate of unexploded ordnance from the cluster shells and rockets fired by Israel at Lebanon is very high, about 40 percent.
This means that if each of these bombs that were fired at Lebanon left over 250 tiny bomblets around, then scores of them remain unexploded.
"In the Israeli shells there's supposed to be a mechanism that detonates the duds shortly after they reach the ground," said a UN official who toured Sidon and Tibnin this week.
"But this mechanism didn't work.   They're all over the place — near hospitals, schools, private homes."
Israel is not the only country that has used cluster bombs.
Human Rights Watch claims that the United States and Great Britain made massive use of MRLS rockets during the second Gulf War, causing hundreds of casualties among the Iraqi civilian population.
The organization estimates that about 30 million of these tiny bombs were dropped on Iraq.
This may make the U.S. State Department's decision to launch an inquiry into Israel's use of such shells and rockets in the recent war seem somewhat hypocritical.
The inquiry, whose existence was revealed about a week ago by The New York Times, is supposed to determine whether Israel reported to the Americans on its use of cluster bombs and on whether the targets hit were clearly defined in military terms, in keeping with a classified agreement signed when the United States began supplying Israel with cluster bombs in the early 1970s.
A similar investigation, following the first Lebanon War, led to a six-year ban on sales of cluster bombs to Israel.
The New York Times reported that in the final days of the second Lebanon War, the American administration refused to transfer to Israel an emergency shipment of cluster rockets, apparently for this reason.
The UN mine-sweeping team currently working in Lebanon arrived there from Kosovo, where NATO forces used cluster bombs.
But team members says that in Kosovo the situation was a lot simpler, and that the UN received from NATO precise maps of the targets at which the bombs were fired.
The UN requested such maps from Israel, but the ones they received, says a senior source in the UN, "... were very general.
We need maps with coordinates and quantities, so we can locate the sites and know how many bombs we're supposed to find in each place.
I don't think we'll get maps like that from Israel."
David Shearer says that the cluster bombs are the main obstacle to getting life in Lebanon back on track.
"We'll finish fixing the water and electricity within two weeks," he explains.
"But it will be 12 or even 15 months before we make southern Lebanon a safe area.
Right now the residents are afraid to return to their homes.
The farmers are afraid to return to the fields."
© Copyright 2006 Haaretz. All rights reserved
A B 1B dropping a stick of retarded Mk 82 bombs, fitted with AIR tails.

Based on the B-1A bomber, the B-1B bomber was developed by Rockwell International in the period of 1980.

100 of the aircraft were produced for use in nuclear missions.

These were stationed at varioua Strategic Air Command (SAC) bases. 

The B-1B bomber was transitioned to a conventional-weapons mission able to carry Mk 82 bombs, fitted with AIR tails.

American-made cluster bombs have been dropped from aircraft all across southern Lebanon.

The U.N. has estimated that Israel dropped as many as 4 million of the bomblets in southern Lebanon, with perhaps 40 percent of the submunitions failing to explode on impact.

Civilians make up 98 percent of the tens of thousands of victims of cluster bombs in the 30 years since their introduction during the Vietnam war.

Jan Egeland, the U.N. undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, drew attention to the issue Wednesday, August 30, 2006.

'What's shocking and I would say, to me, completely immoral is that 90 percent of the cluster bomb strikes occurred in the last 72 hours of the conflict, when we knew there would be a resolution,' Egeland said.

US government
A B 1B testing Mk 82 bombs fitted with AIR tails.
Israel atrocities.

Advisory Group (MAG) personnel prepare to detonate an M-42 Israeli submunition cluster bomb they found in the village of El Maalliye, southern Lebanon, on Tuesday.

UN mine clearance experts have identified 390 strikes by Israeli cluster bombs in its recent war in Lebanon.

Munitions include American-made M42 and M47 shells which each contain about 80 bomblets.

UN staff have also found the remains of Israeli-manufactured M85 weapons, which are fired by rocket and contain 644 bomblets.

They say that American-made cluster bombs dropped from aircraft have also been used.

Jan Egeland, the U.N. undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, drew attention to the issue Wednesday, August 30, 2006.

'What's shocking and I would say, to me, completely immoral is that 90 percent of the cluster bomb strikes occurred in the last 72 hours of the conflict, when we knew there would be a resolution,' Egeland said.

Chris Clarke, head of the UN mine action service in southern Lebanon, who has worked in bomb clearance in Sudan, Kosovo, Kuwait and Bosnia, said: 'This is without a doubt the worst post-conflict cluster bomb contamination I have ever seen.'

Photo: NPR/AP/Sergey Ponomarev
Israel atrocities
Advisory Group (MAG) personnel prepare to detonate an M-42 Israeli submunition cluster bomb they found in the village of El Maalliye, southern Lebanon, on Tuesday.
Jan Egeland, the U.N. undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, drew attention to the issue Wednesday, August 30, 2006.
'What's shocking and I would say, to me, completely immoral is that 90 percent of the cluster bomb strikes occurred in the last 72 hours of the conflict, when we knew there would be a resolution,' Egeland said.
Chris Clarke, head of the UN mine action service in southern Lebanon, who has worked in bomb clearance in Sudan, Kosovo, Kuwait and Bosnia, said: 'This is without a doubt the worst post-conflict cluster bomb contamination I have ever seen.'
This is not
A resolution
For a cease-fire.
This is a resolution
For the continuation
Of the war,
The killing,
The devastation.
But what do
The Americans
And the French care?
It's not their
Own blood.

Ad published in Haaretz, August 7, 2006
This war has
Only one aim left:
To save the prestige of
Olmert,
Peretz
And Halutz.
All the other aims
Have gone up in smoke.
There is no military solution.

Ad published in Haaretz, August 6, 2006
of Israel itself as the exclusive state of Jews?
Is it only observers outside the conventional mainstream who have noticed that by its murderous assault on Lebanon and simultaneously on Gaza, Israel finally exposed, for even the most deluded to see, the total bankruptcy of its very founding idea?
Can it be that the deluded are still deluded?
Can it truly still be that Israel's bankruptcy is evident only to those who already knew it, those who already recognized Zionism as illegitimate for the racist principle that underlies it?
Can it be therefore that only the already converted can see coming the ultimate collapse of Zionism and, with it, of Israel itself as the exclusivist state of Jews?
Racism has always been the lifeblood of Israel.
Zionism rests on the fundamental belief that Jews have superior national, human, and natural rights in the land, an inherently racist foundation that excludes any possibility of true democracy or equality of peoples.
Israel's destructive rampage in Lebanon and Gaza is merely the natural next step in the evolution of such a founding ideology.
Precisely because that ideology posits the exclusivity and superiority of one people's rights, it can accept no legal or moral restraints on its behavior and no territorial limits, for it needs an ever-expanding geography to accommodate those unlimited rights.
      Moral Bankruptcy of Israel's Founding Idea      
      By Kathleen Christison      www.counterpunch.org      
"THE KANA MASSACRE — A WAR CRIME!"
Immediately after the news about the Kana Massacre became known today (July 30, 2006), spontaneous protest demonstrations started near the Ministry of Defense compound in Tel-Aviv.
In the evening, a larger demonstration was held.
In spite of the fact that there was hardly any prior notice, more then 200 demonstrators gathered, including activists of Gush Shalom, Hadash, Anarchists Against Walls, Ta'ayush and other organizations.
This time, a group of Meretz member, who rebelled against their party leadership, was also present.
They included former Meretz MKs Ya'el Dayan and Naomi Hazan.
Also present were Hadash MK Dov Hinin and former MK Tamar Gojansky.
Conspicuous by its absence was Peace Now.
The director of this organization, which has ceased to exist as an active peace movement years ago, appears now in the Media as one of the most enthusiastic supporters of the war.
When a journalist wrote by mistake that Peace Now had taken part in a demonstration, the director denied it vigorously.
Meretz leaders Yossi Beilin, Haim Oron and the others, except MK Zahava Galon, also publicly supported the war.
"Peretz, Peretz, don't worry / Bush will meet you at The Hague!" shouted the demonstrators through their megaphones, which could be clearly heard in the ministry compound.
The Hague, of course, is the seat of the International Criminal Court.
"Peretz, you have promised education and pensions / all you gave us is tanks and dead bodies!"
"Children want to live / both in Beirut and in Haifa!"
"Killing Children is a war crime!"
"Labor in government / brings only war!"
"Olmert's agreement with Bush: / War and occupation!"
(All these rhyme in Hebrew.)
"It is rank hypocrisy to assert that the Kana inhabitants have been warned to leave their homes," former MK Uri Avnery said.   "From the first day of the war, our army has bombed the roads and whole families were killed on the way.   They have concluded that it is safer to stay in a shelter at home than to move on the roads."   Avnery added that a commander who bombs and shells an inhabited area must know such disasters are bound to happen."
"The criminal returns to the scene of the crime," commented Gush Shalom spokesman Adam Keller, referring to the massacre that happened in Kana in 1996, when Shimon Peres started a war in Lebanon.   "That massacre compelled Peres to break off his war.   The conclusion is that we must stop this war at once, before it is too late."
Opposite, a small counter-demonstration took place.   Usually, the fascists of the Kahane group play this role, but this time they were Labor Party members, who support the war completely.
In the course of the demonstration, a special unit of the riot police appeared and for a moment it seemed that they were about to attack the protesters, but they only drove them off the road.
After two and a half weeks of suppressing every voice against the war, this demonstration was covered on TV and the radio.
At the same time, demonstrations were held around the country, mostly by Arab citizens.
Israel called their attack on Gaza
'Summer Rains'
Israel called their attack on Gaza, Summer Rains.

The attacks by US paid Israel military on Lebanon and the continual occupation, deaths and injury by US supplied missiles and US paid Israel forces in Palestine.

The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Photo: www.aljazeerah.info/Baha Boukhari, Al-Ayyam, 7/3/06
 
Zionism cannot abide encroachment or even the slightest challenge to its total domination over its own space.
Not merely of the space within Israel's 1967 borders, but of the surrounding space as well, extending outward to geographical limits that Zionism has not yet seen fit to set for itself.
Total domination means no physical threat and no demographic threat: Jews reign, Jews are totally secure, Jews always outnumber, Jews hold all military power, Jews control all natural resources, all neighbors are powerless and totally subservient.
This was the message Israel tried to send with its attack on Lebanon: that neither Hizbullah nor anything in Lebanon that nurtures Hizbullah should continue to exist, for the sole reason that Hizbullah challenges Israel's supreme authority in the region and Israel cannot abide this effrontery.
Zionism cannot coexist with any other ideology or ethnicity except in the preeminent position, for everyone and every ideology that is not Zionist is a potential threat.
Israel occupation Olmert taking a Palestine Lebanon bloodbath
Israel occupation Olmert taking a Palestine Lebanon bloodbath.

The attacks by US paid Israel military on Lebanon and the continual occupation, deaths and injury by US supplied missiles and US paid Israel forces in Palestine.

The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Photo: www.aljazeerah.info/Jalal Al-Rifa'i, Ad Dustour, 7/15/06
The Moral Bankruptcy of Israel's Founding Idea
In Lebanon, Israel attempted by its wildly reckless violence to destroy the nation, to make of it a killing zone where only Zionism would reign, where non-Jews would die or flee or prostrate themselves, as they had during the nearly quarter-century of Israel's last occupation, from 1978 to 2000.
Observing the war in Beirut after the first week of bombing, describing the murder in an Israeli bombing raid of four Lebanese army logistics techs who had been mending power and water lines "to keep Beirut alive," British correspondent Robert Fisk wrote that it dawned on him that what Israel intended was that "Beirut is to die . . . . No one is to be allowed to keep Beirut alive."
Israeli Chief of Staff Dan Halutz (the man who four years ago when he headed the Israeli Air Force said he felt no psychological discomfort after one of his F-16s had dropped a one-ton bomb on an apartment building in Gaza in the middle of the night, killing 14 civilians, mostly children) pledged at the start of the Lebanon assault to take Lebanon back 20 years.
20 years ago Lebanon was not alive, its southern third occupied by Israel, the remainder a decade into a hopelessly destructive civil war.
Tyre, Lebanon
Getting back to work after the Israel attacks
 
The Moral Bankruptcy of Israel's Founding Idea
The cluster bombs are a certain sign of Israel's intent to remake Lebanon, at least southern Lebanon, into a region cleansed of its Arab population and unable to function except at Israel's mercy.
Cluster bombs, of which Israel's U.S. provider is the world's leading manufacturer (and user, in places like Yugoslavia and Iraq), explode in mid-flight and scatter hundreds of small bombs over a several-acre area.
Up to one-quarter of the bomblets fail to explode on impact and are left to be found by unsuspecting civilians returning to their homes.
UN surveyors estimate that there are as many as 100,000 unexploded cluster bomblets strewn around in 400 bomb-strike sites in southern Lebanon.
Scores of Lebanese children and adults have been killed and injured by this unexploded ordnance since the cease-fire last month.
Ethnic cleansing
Laying anti-personnel munitions in heavily populated civilian areas is not the surgical targeting of a military force in pursuit of military objectives; it is ethnic cleansing.
Fully 90 percent of Israel's cluster-bomb strikes were conducted, according to UN humanitarian coordinator Jan Egelund, in the last 72 hours before the cease-fire took effect, when it was apparent that a UN cease-fire resolution was in the works.
This can only have been a further effort, no doubt intended to be more or less a coup de grace, to depopulate the area.
Added to the preceding month of bombing attacks that destroyed as much as 50 or in some cases 80 percent of the homes in many villages.
That did vast damage to the nation's entire civilian infrastructure.
That crippled a coastal power plant that continues to spill tons of oil and benzene-laden toxins along the Lebanese and part of the Syrian coastlines.
And that killed over 1,000 civilians in residential apartment blocks.
Being transported in ambulances.
Fleeing in cars flying white flags.
Israel's war can only be interpreted as a massive act of ethnic cleansing.
To keep the region safe for Israel dominion.
 
The Moral Bankruptcy of Israel's Founding Idea
In fact, approximately 250,000 people, by UN estimate, are unable to return to their homes because either the homes have been leveled or unexploded cluster bomblets and other ordnance have not yet been cleared by demining teams.
This was not a war against Hizbullah, except incidentally.
It was not a war against terror, as Israel and its U.S. acolytes would have us believe.
Indeed, Hizbullah was not conducting terrorist acts, but had been engaged in a sporadic series of military exchanges with Israeli forces along the border, usually initiated by Israel.
This was a war for Israeli breathing space, for the absolute certainty that Israel would dominate the neighborhood.
It was a war against a population that was not totally subservient, that had the audacity to harbor a force like Hizbullah that does not bow to Israel's will.
It was a war on people and their way of thinking, people who are not Israel and who do not act to promote Zionism and Israel hegemony.
 Victim of US terrorism
Ba'albek, Lebanon
Lebanese father bidding farewell
to his little daughter, Samar
The Moral Bankruptcy of Israel's Founding Idea
Israel has been doing this to its neighbors in one form or another since its creation.
Palestinians have obviously been Zionism's longest suffering victims, and its most persistent opponents.
The Zionists thought they had rid themselves of their most immediate problem, the problem at the very core of Zionism, in 1948 when they forced the flight of nearly two-thirds of the Palestinian population that stood in the way of a establishing Israel as an exclusive Israel-majority state.
You can't have a Israel state if most of your population is not Israel.
Nineteen years later, when Israel began to expand its borders with the capture of the West Bank and Gaza, those Palestinians who it thought had disappeared turned out to be still around after all, threatening the Zionists' Israel hegemony.
 Israeli occupation tanks attack Gaza
from the north, east and southeast
The methods of ethnic cleansing are myriad
In the nearly 40 years since then, Israeli policy has been largely directed — with periodic time-outs for attacks on Lebanon — toward making the Palestinians disappear for certain.
The methods of ethnic cleansing are myriad:
Land theft
Destruction of agricultural land and resources.
Economic strangulation.
Crippling restrictions on commerce.
Home demolition.
Residency permit revocation.
Outright deportation
Arrest.
Assassination.
Family separation.
Movement restriction.
Destruction of census and land ownership records.
Theft of tax monies.
Starvation.
Israel wants all of the land of Palestine, including all of the West Bank and Gaza.
But it cannot have a majority Israel state in all of this land as long as the Palestinians are there.
Hence the slow strangulation.
In Gaza, where almost a million and a half people are crammed into an area less than one-tenth the size of Rhode Island, Israel is doing on a continuing basis what it did in Lebanon in a month's time.
Killing civilians.
Destroying civilian infrastructure.
Making the place uninhabitable.
Palestinians in Gaza are being murdered at the rate of eight a day.
Maimings come at a higher rate.
Such is the value of non-Israel life in the Zionist scheme of things.
      Moral Bankruptcy of Israel's Founding Idea      
      By Kathleen Christison      www.counterpunch.org      
We shall all lose: A diary report, a day after the Tel Aviv rally
By Adam Keller
August 7, 2006
Wreath for Tarshikha.

Tarshikha, bombarded Arab village in Galilee, mourns its dead and accuses Olmert

Photo: http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en
Wreath for Tarshikha.
Tarshikha, bombarded Arab village in Galilee, mourns its dead and accuses Olmert
Here in the heart of Tel-Aviv we had to contend with a fortunately non-lethal kind of missile: a salvo of eggs suddenly plastered the gathering activists.
The police somehow failed to notice the perpetrators, despite being present on the scene in great numbers (there had been extensive and exhausting negotiations on the route of the march, the authorities rejecting the organizers original proposals on various bureaucratic grounds).
"Damn, I worked on this placard for nearly three hours" cried a young man from Jaffa.
Under the caption "Stop the carnage — start negotiating peace!" there were two hand-painted pictures: on one side airplanes dropping bombs and great flames bursting from the ground, on the other birds flying above a meadow with children playing happily.
Three girls rushed to help, thoroughly scraping the poster with their tissues until all signs of the dripping yolk were removed.
Our malevolent "friends" were far from through.
The activist who brought a great bundle of 300 black flags, newly produced for this march, made the mistake of leaving them for a minute on the pavement.
Suddenly a car stopped, three youngsters got out, seized the flags by force and disappeared.   The police, some of whom were a short distance away, failed to notice this act of flagrant thievery, too.
The black flags were intended to convey mourning for all the victims, on whatever side of the physical borders and the ethnic and religious divide, and also to remind of the Supreme Court ruling half a century ago that "It is not only the right but the duty of a soldier to disobey a manifestly illegal order, on which the Black Flag of Illegality flies".
The thieves had robbed us of having the mass of black at the head of the march as organizers envisaged.
Still, a group of traditionally-dressed Arab women from the north got off their bus with black flags they had prepared in their village, and the Anarchists naturally also has quite a few of them.
The black flags mixed with the red ones of the Hadash Communists, and the yellow flags of the Arab Renewal Movement of KM Ahmad Tibi, and the round Gush Shalom two-flag signs, and the numerous printed and hand-made signs: "Occupation and War are a disaster!"
"Just Peace = Security!"
"39 Years are enough — End the Occupation!"
"There is no military solution!"
"Cease-fire NOW!"
"Stop the war! Stop the massacre!"
"No more Unilateral Acts, Open Peace Negotiations Now!"
"Negotiations with Syria — the Key to Peace in Lebanon!"
A middle-aged woman walking at the side held a small carton sign with the words:
"Stop, please!"
                          To rebel is right, to disobey is a duty, to act is necessary !
A missile hits a mule-drawn wagon
September Tuesday 5th 2006
Twilight Zone / Deadly diaries
by Gideon Levy

Two brothers, their parents and siblings all killed while they were sleeping.

Only the brothers were saved from the inferno caused by two missiles dropped by a plane on their house in the middle of the night.

Awad, 19, is seriously injured; Mohammed, 20, uninjured, tends him. Their parents and all seven of their younger siblings, including a disabled sister, were killed.

Just try to imagine.

Photo: http://bellaciao.org/en/

Shifa Hospital in Gaza, the fourth floor.   Two brothers.   Their parents and siblings were all killed while they were sleeping.   Only the brothers were saved from the inferno caused by two missiles dropped by a plane on their house in the middle of the night.   Awad, 19, is seriously injured; Mohammed, 20, uninjured, tends him.   Their parents and all seven of their younger siblings, including a disabled sister, were killed.   Just try to imagine.
The signs of shock and grief are obvious on the two orphaned brothers.   They stare at the floor, speak very softly; their faces are pale and lifeless, even six weeks after that bloody night.   On the wall of the hospital room they’ve taped a picture of their father, taken with Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.
Dr. Nabil Abu Salmiya was a lecturer in mathematics at the Islamic University in Gaza and a Hamas activist.   The wanted man Mohammed Deif visited the family’s home in the middle of the night — and the air force bombed it.   Deif was wounded, but survived.   A family was almost entirely wiped out.   This was on the day that the war broke out in Lebanon; no one paid any attention to the killing in the south.
The wounded and the dead continue to arrive at Shifa.   This week, ambulance after ambulance pulled up, carrying the victims of Israel Defense Forces’ actions — this time in the Sajiyeh quarter of Gaza City — followed by distraught family members.   The atmosphere was bleak and threatening, with dozens of armed Hamas soldiers in their blue camouflage uniforms securing the place, Kalashnikovs cocked, on the surrounding roofs, in the hospital yard and corridors.   Relatives of the injured lay on the floors of the rooms.   The only hospital in Gaza is full to bursting.
A stench permeates the city streets.   The garbage hasn’t been collected for many days, due to a strike by municipal employees who haven’t received their wages for months.   The smell filters into the hospital.   The electricity only works for a few hours a day, since the air force bombed the only power station in the Gaza Strip; the heat is oppressive.   The elevator is either stuck or barely moves.
Awad Abu Salmiya lies with both legs in bandages in a bed by the window.   A faint breeze from the sea offers the only bit of relief.
Not far away, in Beit Lahia, Ahmed al-Attar, 17, sits in a wheelchair.   His father pleads with Israel and the world for someone to see that his son gets prosthetic legs.   Ahmed was injured when the air force fired a missile that hit the mule-drawn wagon in which he was riding with his mother and nephew.   They were on the way to pick figs from the family plot near the sea.   His mother and the other boy were killed outright; Ahmed lost both legs.
This also happened in the course of Operation Summer Rains, whose end appears to be nowhere in sight; no one in Israel seems very interested in it.   Meanwhile, the IDF goes on killing — nine members of the Abu Salmiya family, two members of the Al-Attar family.   Together, they’re 11 out of 212 people who were killed, including 50 children and teenagers, between the abduction of Gilad Shalit at the end of June, and the end of August.
An empty lot in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood.   A two-story house used to stand here.   Unlike other places, all the rubble here has already been cleared away.   The back part of the house was completely destroyed; the front was left tilting on its side.   Two missiles.   Mohammed and Awad were sleeping in the front of the house, which faced the street.   The rest of the family was asleep in the back and was killed.   Perhaps only the father was still awake, together with Deif.   No one knows.   No one will say.   It was 3 A.M. Neighbor Ibrahim Samur had gone with Dr. Abu Salmiya to the mosque that evening to pray, and afterward they’d chatted a little in front of the house.   They parted at nine.   No one saw Deif, of course.   In the middle of the night the neighbors were awakened by a tremendous explosion, followed immediately by another one.   They say the blast shook them out of their beds.   The houses are that close to one another.
In a rented office on the ground floor of the house next door, which serves as a public court for settling conflicts in the neighborhood, a picture of Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi hangs on the wall; a water cooler with Israeli-brand Eden spring water sits below it.   Here, Abdullah Samur, an 18-year-old, describes what happened that night at the neighbors’ house.   The children crowding about outside are all wearing T-shirts from the Hamas summer camp.   One wears a shirt bearing the likeness of the late Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.
Abdullah went to sleep at midnight that night and woke up at 3 A.M. to the noise of a plane overhead.   He lives on the third floor.   It was July 12, a few hours before the outbreak of the war in Lebanon.   The boom jolted him out of his bed.   The windows shattered and the doors came off their hinges.   Smoke filled his house from the fire that broke out next door, and his parents yelled for the children to flee.
Outside, Abdullah saw the destroyed house next door and the smoke coming from it.   He knew the neighbors well.   Nabil and his wife Salwa and all the kids he grew up with — Nasser, 6, Aya, 7, Uda, 8, Iman, 11, Yihyeh, 13, and Basma, 15.
And there was Sumiya, too, a disabled 12-year-old, who used to get picked up by a special car that took her to school.   She was also killed.   Abdullah had been with Awad and Mohammed that afternoon — the only ones who survived.   That night Abdullah helped his father extricate the bodies.   They found Awad rolled up inside a carpet.   And Mohammed Deif?   "I don’t know him at all," the neighbor says.
The Israeli papers reported that the wounded Deif was pulled from the wreckage and rushed to Shifa.   According to the reports, the rescue vehicle was also hit by a missile from the air.
Abdullah’s uncle, Ibrahim Samur, also says he’s never seen Deif and has no idea what he looks like.   Ibrahim lives on the second floor.   His 3-year-old son, Mutaz, was lightly wounded by shrapnel, and so was his wife.   He rushed them to Shifa while his neighbors’ house continued to burn.   Since then, all the children have been sleeping in their parents’ room.   Mutaz cries when he hears a plane.
"He was a good person," Ibrahim says about his neighbor, Abu Salmiya.   "He was active in Hamas, but not in its military wing.   He was a teacher who helped his poor neighbors."   Ibrahim recalls that in their last conversation, on the way back from the mosque, they didn’t talk about politics, Abu Salmiya didn’t mention any meeting he was supposed to have during the night.
The IDF Spokesman’s comment: "In a joint operation of the IDF and the Shin Bet security service, an attack on a house in the northern Gaza Strip was carried out in the early hours of July 12.   The house served as a hideout for senior activists in the military wing of Hamas, who planned and carried out acts of terror and the firing of Qassam rockets.   At the time of the strike on the house, those present were involved in planning the continued military activity of Hamas.   One of those present was Mohammed Deif, who sustained wounds of unknown severity."
The unpaved street is now named for Nabil Abu Salmiya.   Before we say good-bye to head over to the hospital and see the two surviving brothers, Ibrahim mentions a name: Nissim Mizrahi.   Nissim Mizrahi from the bankrupt Rosh Indiani clothing business, who left Ibrahim — who ran a sewing workshop that has since closed down — with a debt of NIS 130,000.
Ahmed al-Attar sits in a wheelchair.   The stumps of his legs are still bandaged.   The pain bothers him and he presses on them to find some relief.   On July 24, Ahmed and his mother and nephew set out, as they did every day, to the family plot near the sea, to pick some figs.   It was around 3 P.M.; they proceeded slowly in their mule-drawn wagon.
"Suddenly we got hit by a missile," he recalls.   "After that I didn’t see anything.   I woke up in the hospital and they told me that my mother and Nadi were killed and that my legs were amputated."
After three days in Shifa, he was transferred to Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, but they couldn’t save his legs there either.   He also suffered burns on his head and other parts of his body, and these wounds are still bandaged.   Ahmed is a 12th-grader who, two months before the tragedy, married a 16-year-old named Zeina.   His mother, Hiriya, was 58; his nephew, Nadi — his mother’s grandson — was 12.   Ahmed heard that Nadi was thrown dozens of meters from the wagon, and that his mother’s body was torn to pieces as a result of the direct hit.
The IDF Spokesman: "On the morning of July 24, two Qassam rocket launchings were identified as originating next to the Agricultural College in Beit Hanun.   The two rockets were fired at Sderot, and one landed next to a school in the city.   Later that same day, IDF forces identified two terrorists, who arrived at that location and loaded the launchers on a mule-drawn wagon.   The IDF fired accurately at the point where the terrorists were and at the wagon with the launchers, and verified a hit.   At the time of the firing, an older woman and her grandson were not seen in the wagon.   In the event that they were riding in the same wagon, then it was the terror organizations that are the ones who took no pity on their lives, and engaged in terror activity directed at Israeli civilians under the cover of noncombatants, exploiting them as a human shield."
Hiriya left nine children and some 50 grandchildren.   She was a peddler in the Jabalya market, where she sold figs, grapes and strawberries, and cheese that she made herself.   On the wall in the Beit Lahia home hangs a picture of a cousin, Mohammed, 23, who was killed by an IDF bullet while standing at the window of his home, exactly three weeks before the grandmother and grandson were killed.
In the memorial picture of Nadi that hangs in the street, one sees the boy’s face and that of the killed leader of the Popular Front, Abu Ali Mustafa, in the background.   Why the Popular Front? "Because they supplied the family with food during the four days of mourning," Ahmed’s father, also named Nadi, explains.   Instead of a picture of Hiriya, there is a poster with a drawing of a red rose.   Here, pictures of women are not displayed, even after their death.   They won’t show us a picture of Ahmed from his wedding either, so that we won’t see his young bride.
Nadi heard about the tragedy on the radio, when he was in the city.   This morning he went back to fishing for the first time, but since 5 A.M. he hadn’t caught anything.   Someone brings a picture from the scene of the tragedy: a dead mule.   The photo is on the cover of the weekly report, No. 29, of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza, 2006.   In the background an ambulance is visible.   The mule lies on the sand, at the foot of the wrecked wagon.   A direct hit.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/756772.html
Friday, 4 August 2006
Crisis in the Gaza Strip deepens
By Lucy Williamson
BBC News, Gaza Strip
Destroyed house in Gaza.

More than 30 palestine children have been killed in the recent violence by Israel
Destroyed house in Gaza
More than 30 children have been killed in the recent violence
Gazans at both ends of this tiny strip of land wake up — and go to bed — to the sound of tank shells.
Israel fires more than 150 shells a day into Gaza, according to the UN, and their muffled booms reverberate across the rooftops of Gaza City, Beit Hanoun in the north and Rafah in the south.
Several nights a week, they're joined by the throbbing of Apache helicopters as Israel launches air strikes against houses they suspect of storing weapons for militant groups, or against militants themselves.
And every week or so, Gazans learn of the arrival of a new party of Israeli tanks, pushing their way into one area, then another, along the length of the Strip.
It feels like Israel is everywhere in Gaza.
Campaign on militants
It isn't clear what impact Israel's campaign is having on the militant groups.
At least 85 militants have been killed by Israel, according to the Israeli human rights group B'tselem, but the rockets have kept on landing in Israel's southernmost towns, and each Israeli incursion is met with fighters from the armed wings of militant groups Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the others.
Gaza gold shop
Gaza gold shop
Many Gaza businesses have closed due to depressed economy
More apparent is the impact on the civilian population here.
Alongside the number of militants killed, says B'tselem, are an almost equal number of civilians, who were not taking part in the fighting.
And it alleges that in four such incidents, Israel may have breached international law.
Nowhere safe
Thirty-six of the civilians killed were children like Ali.   He was 14, and had gone to watch the Israeli tanks at the edge of the Mughazi refugee camp.
His mother is in her second week of mourning for him.
And alongside the dead, the kinds of injuries being seen here are worrying doctors.
Surgeons at one hospital said in 100 consecutive operations, a third were amputations.   Many of those affected are children.
Israel says it needs to target civilian areas because that's where militants base themselves to fire their rockets at Israeli towns.
Warnings
Israel regularly issues warnings to civilians to stay away from militants, through leaflets dropped from planes, or automated telephone calls.
Gaza map
But aid organisations say these measures simply terrify the population, many of whom feel there is nowhere safe for them to go.
But Gazans feel they're being hit twice — once by the Israeli military operation, and once by the growing economic crisis here.
Three-quarters of Gaza's population already lives in poverty.   Since the fighting began here over a month ago, Israel has allowed only a trickle of food and other essential supplies across the border.
Aid organisations say it's enough to stop the population from starving, but not to create food security.
And the food situation isn't helped by the lack of electricity.
Since Israel bombed the power station here, there are frequent electricity cuts — meaning no lights, no television and no fridges.
Many shopkeepers say they've had to throw away their small supplies of yoghurt and other perishable goods.
A combination of border closures and the dire economic conditions here have meant many businesses have simply given up.
Fadi imports ceramics from China.   He says it costs him less to get his goods from China to Israel than to transport them the last few kilometres into Gaza.
He's already lost thousands of dollars, and says he'll lose less if he simply stops trading.
While the eyes of the public
Are riveted to the
Daily bloodletting in Lebanon —
The wholesale killing
In the Gaza Strip
Is going on.
Women and children
Are also killed
Every day.
This bill, too,
Will be presented to us
In the future.

Ad published in Haaretz, July 28, 2006
Oh, what did you see, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, what did you see, my darling young one?
I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it,
I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it,
I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin',
I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin',
I saw a white ladder all covered with water,
I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken,
I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children,
And it's a hard, and it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard,
And it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.
Bob Dylan - Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
The light of Israel was never very strong.
    Like the light of the West, it is out now.
After months of US Europe Israel financial sanction:
Palestine cannot work
After months of US Europe Israel financial sanction:

Palestine cannot work and many face starvation

Attacks continue by US supplied missiles and US paid Israel forces in Palestine.

The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Photo: www.aljazeerah.info/Baha Boukhari, Al-Ayyam, 6/17/06
Slow Genocide
Israeli scholar Ilan Pappe calls it a slow genocide (ElectronicIntifada, September 2, 2006).
Since 1948, every Palestinian act of resistance to Israeli oppression has been a further excuse for Israel to implement an ethnic cleansing policy.
A phenomenon so inevitable and accepted in Israel that Pappe says "the daily business of slaying Palestinians, mainly children, is now reported in the internal pages of the local press, quite often in microscopic fonts."
His prediction is that continued killing at this level either will produce a mass eviction or, if the Palestinians remain steadfast and continue to resist, as is far more likely, will result in an increasing level of killing.
Pappe recalls that the world absolved Israel of responsibility and any accountability for its 1948 act of ethnic cleansing, allowing Israel to turn this policy "into a legitimate tool for its national security agenda."
If the world remains silent again in response to the current round of ethnic cleansing, the policy will only escalate, "even more drastically."
And here is the crux of the situation today.
Will anyone notice this horror?
Has Israel, as proposed at the beginning, truly exposed by its wild summer campaign of ethnic cleansing in Lebanon and Gaza the total bankruptcy of its very founding idea, the essential illegitimacy of the Zionist principle of Israel exclusivity?
Can even the most deluded see this?
Or will they continue to be deluded and the world continue to turn away?
Excusing atrocity because it is committed by Israel.
Committed in the name of keeping the neighborhood safe for Jews?
 
The Moral Bankruptcy of the West
In the wake of Israel's failure in Lebanon, Arabs and Muslims have a sense, for the first time since Israel's implantation in the heart of the Arab Middle East almost 60 years ago, that Israel in its arrogance has badly overreached and that its power and its reach can be limited.
The 'ethnicization' of the global conflict that Michel Warschawski speaks of — the arrogant colonial approach of old, now in a new high-tech guise backed by F-16s and nuclear weapons, that assumes Western and Israeli superiority and posits a kind of apocalyptic clash between the "civilized" West and a backward, enraged East — has been seen for what it is because of Israel's mad assault on Lebanon.
What it is is a crude racist assertion of power by a Zionist regime pursuing absolute, unchallenged regional hegemony and a neoconservative regime in the United States pursuing absolute, unchallenged global hegemony.
As Palestinian commentator Rami Khouri observed in an interview with Charlie Rose a week into the Lebanon war, Hizbullah in Lebanon and Hamas in Palestine, having both grown out of earlier Israeli wars of hegemony, are the political response of populations "that have been degraded and occupied and bombed and killed and humiliated repeatedly by the Israelis, and often with the direct or indirect acquiescence, or, as we see now, the direct support of the United States."
 
The Moral Bankruptcy of the West
Those oppressed populations are now fighting back.
No matter how much Arab leaders in Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia may bow to the U.S. and Israel, the Arab people now recognize the fundamental weakness of Israel's race-based culture and polity and have a growing confidence that they can ultimately defeat it.
The Palestinians in particular have been at this for 60 years, never disappearing despite Israel's best designs, never failing to remind Israel and the world of their existence.
They will not succumb now, and the rest of the Arab world is taking heart from their endurance and Hizbullah's.
Something in the way Israel operates, and in the way the United States supports Israel's method of operating, must change.
More and more commentators, inside the Arab world and outside, have begun to notice this, and a striking number are audacious enough to predict some sort of end to Zionism in the racist, exclusivist form in which it now exists and functions.
This does not mean throwing the Jews into the sea.
Israel will not be defeated militarily.
But it can be defeated psychologically, which means putting limits on its hegemony.
Stopping its marauding advance through its neighborhood.
Ending Israel racial/religious domination over other peoples.
 
Israel and the U.S. spreading of destruction and death
Rami Khouri contends that the much greater public support throughout the Arab world for Hizbullah and Hamas is "a catastrophe" both for Israel and for the United States because it means resistance to their imperial designs.
Khouri does not go further in his predictions, but others do, seeing at least in vague outline the vision of a future in which Israel no longer enjoys ultimate dominion.
Gilad Atzmon, an ex-Israeli living in Britain, a jazz musician and thinker, sees Hizbullah's victory in Lebanon as signaling the defeat of what he calls global Zionism, by which he means the Israeli/U.S. neocon axis.
It is the Lebanese, Palestinian, Iraqi, Afghani, and Iranian people, he says, who are "at the vanguard of the war for humanity and humanism," while Israel and the U.S. spread destruction and death, and more and more Europeans and Americans, recognizing this, are falling off the Zionist/neocon bandwagon.
Atzmon talks about Israel as, ultimately, "an historic event" and a "dead entity."
Many others see similar visions.
Commentators increasingly discuss the possibility of Israel, its myth of invincibility having been deflated, going through a South Africa-like epiphany, in which its leadership somehow recognizes the error of its racist ways and in a surge of humanitarian feeling renounces Zionism's inequities and agrees that Jews and Palestinians should live in equality in a unitary state.
British MP George Galloway (Guardian, August 31, 2006) foresees the possibility of "an FW de Klerk moment" emerging in Israel and among its international backers when, as occurred in South Africa, a "critical mass of opposition" overwhelms the position of the previously invincible minority and the leadership is able to justify transferring power on the basis that doing so later under duress will be far less favorable.
Short of such peaceful transition, along with a move to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Galloway ­ along with many others — sees only "war, war and more war, until one day it is Tel Aviv which is on fire and the Israeli leaders' intransigence brings the whole state down on their heads."
Palestinians resisting the terrorist
US paid Israel raid on Ramallah yesterday
with their sacred stones
Palestinians resisting the terrorist US paid Israel military raid on Ramallah yesterday with their sacred stones.

The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Photo: www.aljazeerah.info/Baha Boukhari, Al-Ayyam, 5/25/06
 
Conflagration of a scale not fully imaginable now
This increasingly appears to be the shape of the future: either Israel and its neocon supporters in the United States can dismantle Zionism's most egregious aspects by agreeing to establish a unitary state in Palestine inhabited by the Palestinians and Jews whose land this is, or the world will face a conflagration of a scale not fully imaginable now.
Just as Hizbullah is an integral part of Lebanon, not to be destroyed by the bombing of bridges and power plants, the Palestinians before their expulsion in 1948 were Palestine and still are Palestine.
By hitting the Palestinians where they lived, in the literal and the colloquial sense, Israel left them with only a goal and a vision.
That vision is justice and redress in some form.
Whether redress means ultimately defeating Zionism and taking back Palestine, or reconciling with Israel on the condition that it act like a decent neighbor and not a conqueror.
Or finally joining with Israeli Jews to form a single state in which no people has superior rights.
In Lebanon, Israel again seemed bent on imposing its will, its dominion, its culture and ethnicity on another Arab country.
It never worked in Palestine, it has not worked in Lebanon, and it will not work anywhere in the Arab world.
We have reached a moral crossroads.   In the "new Middle East" defined by Israel, Bush, and the neocons, only Israel and the U.S. may dominate, only they may be strong, only they may be secure.
But in the just world that lies on the other side of that crossroads, this is unacceptable.
Justice can ultimately prevail.
      Moral Bankruptcy of Israel's Founding Idea      
      By Kathleen Christison      www.counterpunch.org      
Gaza is a jail.   Nobody is allowed to leave.  
We are all starving
by Patrick Cockburn
Friday, September 8, 2006
A whole society is being destroyed.   There are 1.5 million Palestinians imprisoned in the most heavily populated area in the world.
Israel has stopped all trade.   It has even forbidden fishermen to go far from the shore so they wade into the surf to try vainly to catch fish with hand-thrown nets.
Many people are being killed by Israeli incursions that occur every day by land and air.
A total of 262 people have been killed and 1,200 wounded, of whom 60 had arms or legs amputated, since 25 June, says Dr Juma al-Saqa, the director of the al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City which is fast running out of medicine.
Of these, 64 were children and 26 women.   This bloody conflict in Gaza has so far received only a fraction of the attention given by the international media to the war in Lebanon.
It was on 25 June that the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was taken captive and two other soldiers were killed by Palestinian militants who used a tunnel to get out of the Gaza Strip.
In the aftermath of this, writes Gideon Levy in the daily Haaretz, the Israeli army "has been rampaging through Gaza - there's no other word to describe it - killing and demolishing, bombing and shelling, indiscriminately".
Gaza has essentially been reoccupied since Israeli troops and tanks come and go at will.   In the northern district of Shajhayeh they took over several houses last week and stayed five days.
By the time they withdrew, 22 Palestinians had been killed, three houses were destroyed and groves of olive, citrus and almond trees had been bulldozed.
Fuad al-Tuba, the 61-year-old farmer who owned a farm here, said: "They even destroyed 22 of my bee-hives and killed four sheep."
He pointed sadly to a field, its brown sandy earth churned up by tracks of bulldozers, where the stumps of trees and broken branches with wilting leaves lay in heaps.
Near by a yellow car was standing on its nose in the middle of a heap of concrete blocks that had once been a small house.
His son Baher al-Tuba described how for five days Israeli soldiers confined him and his relatives to one room in his house where they survived by drinking water from a fish pond.
"Snipers took up positions in the windows and shot at anybody who came near," he said.   "They killed one of my neighbours called Fathi Abu Gumbuz who was 56 years old and just went out to get water."
Sometimes the Israeli army gives a warning before a house is destroyed.   The sound that Palestinians most dread is an unknown voice on their cell phone saying they have half an hour to leave their home before it is hit by bombs or missiles.   There is no appeal.
But it is not the Israeli incursions alone that are destroying Gaza and its people.
In the understated prose of a World Bank report published last month, the West Bank and Gaza face "a year of unprecedented economic recession.
Real incomes may contract by at least a third in 2006 and poverty to affect close to two thirds of the population."   Poverty in this case means a per capita income of under $2 (£1.06) a day.
There are signs of desperation everywhere.   Crime is increasing.   People do anything to feed their families.
Israeli troops entered the Gaza industrial zone to search for tunnels and kicked out the Palestinian police.
When the Israelis withdrew they were replaced not by the police but by looters.
On one day this week there were three donkey carts removing twisted scrap metal from the remains of factories that once employed thousands.
"It is the worst year for us since 1948 [when Palestinian refugees first poured into Gaza]," says Dr Maged Abu-Ramadan, a former ophthalmologist who is mayor of Gaza City.
"Gaza is a jail.   Neither people nor goods are allowed to leave it.   People are already starving.   They try to live on bread and falafel and a few tomatoes and cucumbers they grow themselves."
The few ways that Gazans had of making money have disappeared.   Dr Abu-Ramadan says the Israelis "have destroyed 70 per cent of our orange groves in order to create security zones."
Carnations and strawberries, two of Gaza's main exports, were thrown away or left to rot.
An Israeli air strike destroyed the electric power station so 55 per cent of power was lost.
Electricity supply is now becoming almost as intermittent as in Baghdad.
The Israeli assault over the past two months struck a society already hit by the withdrawal of EU subsidies after the election of Hamas as the Palestinian government in March.
Israel is withholding taxes owed on goods entering Gaza.
Under US pressure, Arab banks abroad will not transfer funds to the government.
Two thirds of people are unemployed and the remaining third who mostly work for the state are not being paid.   Gaza is now by far the poorest region on the Mediterranean.
Per capita annual income is $700, compared with $20,000 in Israel.
Conditions are much worse than in Lebanon where Hizbollah liberally compensates war victims for loss of their houses.
If Gaza did not have enough troubles this week there were protest strikes and marches by unpaid soldiers, police and security men.
These were organised by Fatah, the movement of the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, which lost the election to Hamas in January.
His supporters marched through the streets waving their Kalashnikovs in the air.   "Abu Mazen you are brave," they shouted.   "Save us from this disaster."
Sour-looking Hamas gunmen kept a low profile during the demonstration but the two sides are not far from fighting it out in the streets.
The Israeli siege and the European boycott are a collective punishment of everybody in Gaza.   The gunmen are unlikely to be deterred.
In a bed in Shifa Hospital was a sturdy young man called Ala Hejairi with wounds to his neck, legs, chest and stomach.   "I was laying an anti-tank mine last week in Shajhayeh when I was hit by fire from an Israeli drone," he said.
"I will return to the resistance when I am better.   Why should I worry?   If I die I will die a martyr and go to paradise."
His father, Adel, said he was proud of what his son had done adding that three of his nephews were already martyrs.
He supported the Hamas government: "Arab and Western countries want to destroy this government because it is the government of the resistance."
As the economy collapses there will be many more young men in Gaza willing to take Ala Hejairi's place.   Untrained and ill-armed most will be killed.
But the destruction of Gaza, now under way, will ensure that no peace is possible in the Middle East for generations to come.
The deadly toll
* After the kidnap of Cpl Gilad Shalit by Palestinians on 25 June, Israel launched a massive offensive and blockade of Gaza under the operation name Summer Rains.
* The Gaza Strip's 1.3 million inhabitants, 33 per cent of whom live in refugee camps, have been under attack for 74 days.
* More than 260 Palestinians, including 64 children and 26 women, have been killed since 25 June.
One in five is a child.   One Israeli soldier has been killed and 26 have been wounded.
* 1,200 Palestinians have been injured, including up to 60 amputations.
A third of victims brought to hospital are children.
* Israeli warplanes have launched more than 250 raids on Gaza, hitting the two power stations and the foreign and Information ministries.
* At least 120 Palestinian structures including houses, workshops and greenhouses have been destroyed and 160 damaged by the Israelis.
* The UN has criticised Israel's bombing, which has caused an estimated $1.8bn in damage to the electricity grid and leaving more than a million people without regular access to drinking water.
* The Israeli human rights group B'Tselem says 76 Palestinians, including 19 children, were killed by Israeli forces in August alone.
* In the latest outbreak of violence, three Palestinians were killed yesterday when Israeli troops raided a West Bank town.

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We shall all lose: A diary report, a day after the Tel Aviv rally
By Adam Keller
August 7, 2006
Women march at the head. 'Stop shooting, start talking!'

Israel protest at Lebanon and Palestininan Territories US supplied and paid for bombing by their government.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Photo: http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en
Women march at the head. 'Stop shooting, start talking!'
Israel protest at Lebanon and Palestininan Territories US supplied and paid for bombing by their government.
The narrow King George Street through which we passed is in the downtown area of Tel-Aviv, rather rundown though bustling.
The area had been the heart of the city back when it was part of the British Empire.
It has a considerable right-wing element but also enclaves of students and bohemians.
Demonstrators chanted:
"We shall neither die nor kill / in the service of the USA!"
"Children want to live / in Beirut and Haifa!"
"Peretz, Peretz, resign / peace is more important!"
"A million refugees / that's a war crime!"
"Olmert, Peretz and Ramon / Get out of Lebanon!"
(originally, this slogan had Sharon's name).
But the slogan repeated again and again, in alternating Hebrew and Arabic, was:
"Jews and Arabs Refuse to be Enemies!"
A small child, riding her father's shoulders, clapped hands merrily to the rhythm of the slogans.
The two most popular stickers circulating in the crowd were Gush Shalom's "Bring the Soldiers Home" (from a model dating back to the 1982 invasion of Lebanon) and the Bereaved Families' Forum's "It will not End — Until we Talk!"
An enterprising activist had produced at his own expense a sticker reading:
"We shall all lose!"
A faithful replica of the colours and graphic style of "Together we shall win!", the sticker mass-produced and distributed in the past weeks by the patriotic/commercial Leumi Bank.
Quite a few participants wore Che Guevara t-shirts, and there were some with the face of Nelson Mandela.
But also one participant's shirt had blazoned in English:
"Conference of Israel Communities, Seattle".
"Condoleezza gives us
All the time we need
To continue the war."
"Condoleezza will stop
The war
In a week."
Condoleezza and her boss
Open and close
The tap —
According to their
Own interests,
Of course.
From this tap
There flows
Blood.

Ad published in Haaretz, July 31, 2006
 
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And what did you hear, my darling young one?
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Heard the roar of a wave that could drown the whole world,
Heard one hundred drummers whose hands were a-blazin',
Heard ten thousand whisperin' and nobody listenin',
Heard one person starve, I heard many people laughin',
Heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter,
Heard the sound of a clown who cried in the alley,
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And it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.
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We shall all lose: A diary report, a day after the Tel Aviv rally
By Adam Keller
August 7, 2006
Stop Israel strikes now.

Israel protest at Lebanon and Palestininan Territories US supplied and paid for bombing by their government.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Photo: http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en
Stop Israel strikes now.
Israel protest at Lebanon and Palestininan Territories US supplied and paid for bombing by their government.
The Likud Party headquarters, which the march passed, seemed deserted and lifeless.  
"They can afford to be lazy, Peretz is doing the dirty work for them" remarked an activist, who shortly afterwards furiously tore down a poster of the Labour Party leader, left over from the elections of four months (just four months!) ago.
A bit later on, on a balcony, two bare-chested youths waved Israeli national flags and made rude gestures, shouting something which was inaudible over the din.
A demonstrator silently waved towards them his own Israeli flag — one draped in the black of mourning.   A neighboring balcony bore a large Animal Rights poster — "Meat is Murder!" — and from it a woman in a red flowered dress was enthusiastically waving in support.
Crossing the busy Allenby Street, we got to the designated site of the rally — Magen David Square, at the entrance to the Carmel Market.
'Welcome to the Demonstration of the Ten Thousand, the largest demonstration to date against the criminal Lebanon War!'
"Move along, move along!" boomed the loudspeaker from the podium.   (Various press accounts later credited the demo with between 3000 and 5000 participants).   The thousands that did not find place in the square flowed over into the Nahlat Binyamin pedestrian mall and other neighboring streets.
In the back there was, however, a constant motion and hubhub.
"We call upon everybody to cross Allenby and file into the square, we want to begin! Please cross the street, don't linger!" called moderator Khulud Badawi on the loudspeaker, and a little later: "We call upon the Tel-Aviv police force to stop molesting our people, to stop shoving and pushing!   The agreement was that problems will be dealt with by demonstration marshals! Policemen, please hold to the agreement!"
In the densely packed crowd, it was difficult to see clearly even a short distance away, and impossible to establish how the confrontation started and by whom.
Some objects, such as bottles and sticks, have certainly flown through the air, and two demonstrators ended up in detention.   None of many who were asked during and after the demonstration, have seen (or smelled) the throwing of feces at the police — but the police spokesperson announced it as a fact to the press, even while the demonstration was going on, and on Y-net the feces incident — true or fabricated — took up the headline and a large portion of the news item published.
In fact, however, the entire confrontation with the police took part on the outer edge of the rally, which started after a few minutes' delay.   Besides Gush Shalom, participants included the Women's Coalition for Peace, Ta'ayush, Anarchists Against Walls, Yesh Gvul, the Israeli-Palestinian Forum of Bereaved Families, feminists, many parents with their children, veteran and young peace activists as well the political parties Hadash, Balad and the United Arab List.
A sign of the ferment in the political system was provided by members of Meretz, who took part in spite their party's pro-war position.   They were led by former MKs Naomi Hazan and Ya'el Dayan.
Dayan at first got wild applause when she called for the immediate return of the invading troops from Lebanon and for a prisoner exchange to free the ones captured by Hizbullah and Hamas.
But when she also sent greetings to the fighting soldiers there was a chorus of angry protests and catcalls.
Defiantly, she added that the war had been justified to begin with, "though it had now gone on too long and too deep."
Some activists tried to storm the podium, pushed back with difficulty by marshals.
August 4 - 10, 2006
Running Scared
By Chris Floyd
Published: August 4, 2006
Like a gang of twitchy hit men afraid they've botched the job, the Bush regime is creeping back to the scene of the crime: the Congressional backrooms where they thought they'd put the kibosh on the American Republic once and for all.
But it seems there is still a flicker of life in the victim, and thus a threat that the gangsters might have to pay the piper somewhere down the line.   So they went back to the bagmen on Capitol Hill this week, ordering their minions to provide retroactive legal cover for the rank offenses committed by the big boys at the top when they devised their torture regimen — in knowing, deliberate violation of the U.S. War Crimes Act, which was passed by acclamation in the Republican-led Congress in 1996, and toughened up the following year with the Pentagon's support, The Washington Post reports.
The moribund republic was thought to have been bludgeoned to death when the Bushists brought out the blunt instrument of the "unitary executive" earlier this year.   After the regime's patently illegal domestic spying programs were revealed, the regime at last dropped all pretense and openly declared a presidential dictatorship, insisting that any action ordered by the commander-in-chief was beyond the reach of law.
When this extraordinary usurpation of the Constitution did not produce angry crowds in the street demanding the return of their liberties — and nothing more than a prissy "Well, I never!" from the oozing invertebrates in the Democratic opposition — it seemed that the republic was well and truly dead.   But then last month, the Supreme Court's decision in the Hamdan v. Rumsfeld case effectively overturned the Bushists' "unitary executive" fantasies by ruling that the Geneva Conventions, which had been incorporated into U.S. law and are the basis of the War Crimes Act, applied to Bush's Terror War.
This was the nightmare scenario that Attorney General Alberto "The Fixer" Gonzales and Dick Cheney's capo, David "The Enforcer" Addington, laid out in legal memos for President George W. Bush in early 2002, when Bush, Cheney and Pentagon warlord Don Rumsfeld were signing off on the various tortures they would inflict on their captives.   The minions told Bush that they could all be prosecuted, even executed, under the War Crimes Act for what they were doing — if the Geneva Conventions were upheld.   Gonzales thus advised Bush to issue a presidential order stripping Terror War captives of the Geneva protections, the Post reports.   Only this bit of weasel-wording could provide a "defense against future prosecution," Gonzales wrote.
What he forgot to say was that this defense would only work in a presidential dictatorship under the legally baseless "unitary executive."   Otherwise, the president would still be bound by America's strict laws against torture.   Thus any president who ordered interrogation techniques that violated those laws could be prosecuted; and if those techniques resulted in the murder of prisoners, then that president, and his minions, could be executed.   So far, at least 35 Terror War captives have been killed in military or CIA custody, Human Rights Watch reports.
But Bush duly wrote the unconstitutional order anyway, thereby committing himself to full, personal responsibility for the criminal system that followed.   For the U.S. War Crimes Act not only forbids "murder, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture," it also specifically criminalizes "outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment."   Gonzales and others have tried to define away torture, claiming that anything less than outright murder or "pain approaching, but not equal to, that experienced during organ failure" is not really torture, but just a kind of extending tickling or good-natured horseplay.   Thus, they say, there is no torture in the gulag.
Yet even if you accept these ludicrous and frankly evil formulations, and even if you ignore the evidence of beating, waterboarding, deprivation and other actions acknowledged by any sentient human being as torture, there is no escaping the fact that the Pentagon and the CIA have instigated interrogation techniques centered on outrages upon personal dignity and humiliating, degrading treatment.   Indeed, they're proud of it; they brag about it.   And yet these techniques — planned, approved and celebrated at the highest levels of government — are patently illegal.
The military's own lawyers know this — and have long known it.   Alberto Mora, the Navy's general counsel throughout most of the Terror War, told the Pentagon that some of the specifically approved techniques "violated domestic and international legal norms," with legal responsibility for the crimes running "along the entire length of the chain of command," the Post reports.   And just last month, the Air Force's chief counsel, Major General Jack Rives, told Congress, under oath, that "some of the techniques that have been authorized and used in the past have violated" key portions of the Geneva Conventions: the very portions that are the foundations of the U.S. War Crimes Act.
That's why the Bushists are now roaming the back alleys of Congress again, looking to fire a few more slugs into their victim.   Bush wants the "unitary executive" autocracy he created in secret to be restored — in public — by Congress.   There is brutal arrogance behind this, of course, but there is blind panic, too.   For the blood-soaked thugs of the Bush regime now realize they have no choice: If law and the Constitution are allowed to prevail, they could all be doing hard time — or even find themselves strapped down and stretched out, waiting for the executioner's needle.   To save their hides, the republic must die, for good this time, forever.
Annotations
Detainee Abuse Charges Feared; Shield Sought From '96 War Crimes Act
Washington Post, July 28, 2006

Will Bush and Gonzales get away with it?
Salon.com, Aug. 2, 2004

Craven Image: The Senate Bows to Imperial Power
Empire Burlesque, July 20, 2006

Bush submits new terror detainee bill
Boston Globe, July 28, 2006

Echoes of the Nixon Era
Salon.com, July 31, 2006

Bush Has Broken 26 Statutes
Talking Points Memo, July 31, 2006

American Dream: The Fleeting Lights of Freedom
Empire Burlesque, July 7, 2006
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Who did you meet, my darling young one?
I met a young child beside a dead pony,
I met a white man who walked a black dog,
I met a young woman whose body was burning,
I met a young girl, she gave me a rainbow,
I met one man who was wounded in love,
I met another man who was wounded with hatred,
And it's a hard, and it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard,
And it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.
Bob Dylan - Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
We shall all lose: A diary report, a day after the Tel Aviv rally
By Adam Keller
August 7, 2006
Naomi Hazan, the other Meretz dissident, was more pleasing to this audience:
"Each and every one of us came here because of being totally against this war.   We have come here to make a united voice of protest against this terrible monstrous madness and call for an immediate ceasefire, to protest the destruction and mourn the killings.
"And not only in Lebanon - let's not forget the Palestinians, let's not forget the blood which was shed this morning in Rafah!
"We have come here to struggle for life, to oppose the war with all our power - and we will win!"
The keynote speech was delivered by Saul Feldman, a person hitherto unknown to most of his listeners.
"I live in Nesher, which as you know is a suburb of Haifa.   Until three weeks ago, this was just a geographical detail, a quite comfortable house to live in.   On the day this war broke out, I and my wife went to the demonstration in Tel-Aviv.  
"On the following day we were sitting in a back room when there was this whistle and explosion, quite near, and our dog came running, shaking and very frightened.
"Our front room was in shambles, broken glass strewn everywhere.   I tried the piano to see if it was working, that was when the press photographers arrived."
Here, a group of extreme-right people, waving flags, arrived on the scene and tried to break into the podium, to be thrown back after a few minutes' struggle.   Unperturbed, Feldman resumed his speech:
"I should have thought that the photo of a man playing the piano in a ruined house should have sent a message of peace.  
But I saw the photo with all kinds of very warlike captions, which implied that I want revenge from the inhabitants of Lebanon.   I called the press and protested and told them I had participated in the anti-war demonstration.   They said: oh, but did you not change your mind when your house was bombed?
Change my mind?   I have protested against the stupid wanton destruction of war, and then the war and destruction came to my own home.   Should that make me change my mind?"
          

Author David Dionisi says the US faces a nuclear threat
American Hiroshima — the next 9/11?
Sunday 27 November 2005
By Shaheen Chughtai in London
When Australian police announced recently that eight men arrested on terrorism charges were planning a bomb attack against a nuclear reactor near Sydney, many security observers elsewhere were not surprised.
Officials and analysts in the United States have been warning that al-Qaida or associated groups are planning such attacks on American soil.
Dubbed American Hiroshima, the plan apparently targets New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Boston and Washington, DC.
Former US Defence Secretary William Perry says there is an even chance of a nuclear attack on the US this decade.   Renowned investor Warren Buffet has predicted "a nuclear terrorist attack ... is inevitable".
David Dionisi, a former US army intelligence officer, is convinced that plans for a nuclear attack are under way.
Once a conservative Republican, Dionisi enjoyed success as a Fortune 500 business executive after leaving the army.   But he later rejected his political beliefs and now advocates peace, social justice and humanitarianism.
In his new book, American Hiroshima, Dionisi argues decades of unjust US foreign policies will be largely to blame for sowing the seeds of hostility and vengeance which could lead to a nuclear catastrophe.
Aljazeera's Shaheen Chughtai caught up with Dionisi in London.
Dionisi had just flown from Liberia where he helps run a Catholic orphanage.
Aljazeera.net: You were once a conservative Republican.   What made you change your beliefs?
Dionisi: The transformation was a discovery process.   When I joined the military, I had a very limited view of what the US was doing around the world.   Through my experiences as a military intelligence officer and later as a business executive doing international volunteer work, I started to see our foreign policies were often hurting people and making the world more dangerous.
One of the more dramatic moments in this process was when I was assigned to a unit focusing on implementing US foreign policy in central America.   I was part of a rapid deployment team designed to go in and suppress forces working for social justice in places such as Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala.
You describe the US public as uninformed — why?
The major media outlets are owned by a handful of corporations interested in promoting advertising and pro-government messages.   Anything that challenges the existing power structure very often fails to receive air time.   I highlight Fox as an extreme example of the Republican propaganda machine.
But when your country is fighting a war, you have an obligation to understand what's really going on.   If you don't, you can become an agent of injustice.   If people can find the time to watch baseball or soccer etc, they can make an effort to read, travel, talk and not be limited to the messages of fear.
They also need to understand their history.   In 1962, the Joint Chiefs of Staff presented a plan called Operation Northwood, which is now declassified.   It proposed conducting mass casualty attacks on American targets and blaming it on Cuba to rally public support for war against Fidel Castro.   President Kennedy rejected the plan.   So we shouldn't just assume any future attack on our soil is the work of al-Qaida.
Your book condemns alliances with repressive regimes.   Can't these be justified if they serve a greater cause?
History teaches us that when you form alliances that promote injustice, you can only expect injustice in the future.   Kindness begets kindness and the inverse is also true.
The US fought the largest secret war in its history during the 1980s in Afghanistan — over $6bn was funnelled into that war.   As a result, US collaboration with and responsibility for al-Qaida goes well beyond what most even informed Americans understand.
If you consider that there are over 500 prisoners in Guantanamo Bay from over 40 countries — though not a single one is from Iraq — and that the CIA recruited thousands of people from over 40 countries to be part of that war — none from Iraq — you can better understand how the US played a direct role in creating what became the Taliban and al-Qaida.
Bush supporters argue the removal of Saddam and the Taliban was beneficial and therefore justified military action.
That starts from an artificial premise.   When the Bush administration says, "Well, it's great that Saddam's gone," it fails to acknowledge that Bush's father and President Ronald Reagan were key forces that helped create Saddam Hussein.
Looking at what happened in 1979 it can put a lot of this in perspective.   As Reagan came into office, the US embassy hostages in Iran were released after 444 days in captivity.   Americans don't know this wasn't a coincidence.   The US had agreed in writing not to attack Iran and also paid Tehran $8bn.   That's why that media event (of the hostages' release during Reagan's inauguration ceremony) occurred with such precise timing.
How do you know this?
These are facts that were subsequently published.   The agreement with Iran was submitted for review by the current administration to see if it would be binding and prevent an attack in the near future.
Bush administration attorneys concluded it was signed under duress and therefore not binding.   I know this from a former senior member of the Bush administration, a seasoned CIA officer named Ray Flynn.
The US felt humiliated; the Reagan administration wanted to hurt the Iranians but its hands were tied.   So Saddam Hussein was used as the agent for that.   He ended up invading Iran ... and you had this brutal war from 1980 to 1988 that killed over a million people.
What was the US role in that war?
By 1982, Iran had recaptured lost territory and Saddam asked the US for help.   So President Reagan signed a National Security Decision Directive — NSDD 114 — to provide all means of support to Saddam Hussein.   Donald Rumsfeld then went on a very sensitive mission to deliver satellite intelligence, other forms of intelligence and weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
That's why the current Bush administration was so confident Saddam had chemical and biological weapons; they knew the US had supplied the ingredients in the 1980s.
Saddam broke with the US, however, when he found out we were selling weapons to Iran in the mid-1980s — the Iran-Contra affair.   All this puts the invasion of Kuwait into perspective.   Saddam got clear messages from the US saying he could invade; plus he felt the US owed him one after betraying him over Iran.
All these wars form a continuum of injustice.   Look at the UN economic sanctions in the 1990s that the US and UK refused to lift: over a million Iraqis died, including 500,000 children.   That's more than the number who died from the Nagasaki and Hiroshima atomic bombings.
You list numerous "unjust" actions that led to attacks on US targets — isn't that justifying terrorism?
I talked to the CIA's Michael Scheuer, head of the "find Bin Ladin" team, and he stresses that people in the Muslim world are not fighting us because of our freedoms or elections but our foreign policy.   This is something the Bush administration constantly twists.
The basic principle is: if you hurt someone, they're going to want to hurt you.   We need to ask questions like: Why did 9/11 happen?   Bin Ladin has a very clear articulation of why he's at war with the US, Britain, Israel and others.   If Americans read it, they'll see it's very clear about things such as US forces on Arab land.
And it's not just an Arab or Muslim issue.   I learnt this in South Korea where the US has had troops since 1950.   When you're there that long, it sends a powerful message that you're not there to liberate, you're there to occupy.
You describe the US as the biggest WMD proliferator.   Why?
The US has spent $5 trillion on 70,000 nuclear weapons since 1945 — more than the rest of the world combined.   A Congressional report in 1999 found the designs for every deployed nuclear warhead — and for some not built yet — had been stolen and passed to China.   Israel acquired its programme from the US too.
Despite this, ordinary Americans are more concerned about the Bush administration's lies and hyped-up warnings about WMD in places such as Iraq.
Is Iran really a threat to the US?   An alliance between Shia Iran and Sunni-led al-Qaida seems far fetched.
Iran will not attack the US if the US does not attack Iran.   Congressman Curt Weldon (who accuses Tehran of plotting to attack the States) talks about attacking Iran but such talk makes the world more dangerous.   If we were Iran, we'd develop nuclear weapons simply because Israel has them.   So the US should facilitate a process whereby Israel eliminates its nuclear weapons.
As for the religious differences between Iran and al-Qaida, yes, that's been true — but Bush's War on Terror has been pushing the sects together.   Intelligence reports indicate Bin Ladin's son Saad has been based in Iran.   No, we can't be certain they're helping each other.   But in any case, the Bush administration does not want peace with Iran.
You say "kindness begets kindness".   What's your evidence?
After the first world war, the Treaty of Versailles punished Germany harshly, producing hardship and hostility that the Nazis exploited.   But after the second world war, when the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Germany and Japan, the US did more to promote democracy than at any time during the Cold war.
To make the world a safer place, we must aggressively attack the causes of suffering and hostility.   Imagine if Bush had said after 9/11: "People are capitalising on our mistakes in the Middle East.   So, let's ensure there is no hunger, lack of clean water, lack of education etc in the Muslim world."   We would have made more friends and drained support for our enemies.
If we can't expect US foreign policy to change soon, isn't it too late to stop an American Hiroshima?
It's not too late although your point is realistic.   But we can still influence the US response.   Far more people will die in the retaliation and the counter-retaliation.
If the US had the wisdom, we could make the world safer.   The US military budget was over $420 billion in 2005.   We could split that three ways: a third on economic development in the Middle East, especially Iraq; a third on tackling injustice at home, such as providing universal healthcare — and that would still leave us with the world's biggest military budget.
People have to become more involved.   The anti-Vietnam war movement is an example — but it failed to hold government to account.   If we had tried (former Defence Secretary) Robert McNamara or (former Secretary of State) Henry Kissinger for crimes such as the illegal bombing of Cambodia, it would have sent a powerful message to future leaders.   The Bush government today wouldn't have been so bold.
Ultimately, Americans need to understand many of them will die and parts of their country will become uninhabitable unless they hold their government to account.
          Aljazeera
Oh, what'll you do now, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, what'll you do now, my darling young one?
I'm a-goin' back out 'fore the rain starts a-fallin',
I'll walk to the depths of the deepest black forest,
Where the people are many and their hands are all empty,
Where the pellets of poison are flooding their waters,
Where the home in the valley meets the damp dirty prison,
Where the executioner's face is always well hidden,
Where hunger is ugly, where souls are forgotten,
Where black is the color, where none is the number,
And I'll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it,
And reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it,
Then I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinkin',
But I'll know my song well before I start singin',
And it's a hard, and it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard,
And it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.
Bob Dylan - Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
We shall all lose: A diary report, a day after the Tel Aviv rally
By Adam Keller
August 7, 2006
"Olmert, stop this madness!" cried Uri Avnery of Gush Shalom.
"The war has gone to your head.   You are war drunk, a war junkie.   Nothing good will come of this war.   Stop it, before it is too late!
"And you, Amir Peretz — you have lied to your voters and cheated them.   Some people in this rally have voted for you, or at least seriously considered doing it.   People who would otherwise have never thought of voting Labour supported you because you presented yourself as a radical social reformer, because you promised to divert a large part of the defence budget to education and health and social improvement, because you said you were a dove and a peace-seeker.
"What is left of that?
"You have a become a monster, a real monster!"
Shauki Khatib, Head of the Arab Monitoring Committee said:
"Jews and Arabs pay the price in blood, the price in dead and wounded, of this miserable criminal war.
"We are in this together.   Jews and Arabs together stand here in this this square, stand together and protest together and demand together the immediate end of this terrible carnage."
The leadership of Israel's Arab citizens, and the audience responded with prolonged chanting of "Jews and Arabs Refuse to be Enemies!".
"The main victims of this war are the poor.   The well-to-do can afford to run away.   The poor stay, exposed to the bombs and the missiles.   The poor in Northern Israel and the poor in South Lebanon.   This is the war of the rich and the generals, and the poorer you are the higher the price you pay" said Prof. Gadi Elgazi, historian and central activist of Ta'ayush.
"This war must stop.   We here have to stop it.   It is a war for Israel's control and domination of the Middle East, a completely unjust war.   There are people who like to oppose a war after it is over, after they have cheered the soldiers on.   I say: the time to oppose the war is now — now when the blood is flowing, when the bodies are buried, when the war crimes are committed and perpetrated.   The time is now!" was how anarchist Adar Grayevsky, veteran of the prolonged struggle at Bil'in, put it.
After her, a young man mounted the podium.
"My name is Zohar Milgrom.   I am 26 years old, an activist in Yesh Gvul.   I have got an emergency call up up order.   Tomorrow I have to show up at the army and get sent to Lebanon.   I will go there to declare that I am refusing.   This is the only thing I can do in face of the public silence, in face of the war crimes committed in our name, in face of the leaders who have sent soldiers again into the Lebanese swamp.
"I will dedicate my time of imprisonment to all the people who suffer in this war, the Jews and the Arabs, the Israelis and Lebanese and Palestinians, to stopping the madness and saving their lives.
"Before I finish I would like to read to you the words of my friend, Isma'il abdul A'al of Gaza, who would have liked to stand here in Tel-Aviv and address you, were it possible.
"This is what he asked me to tell you: Stop this war now!
"This war is the mother of terrorists and extremists!
"We are all in danger!
"We have to struggle together, to end this horror, to live together in peace, in two states!"
After he went down, to the sound of applause, a Yesh Gvul speaker announced a solidarity demonstration for next Saturday outside Military prison 6 at Atlit.
Where refusing Captain Amir Pester has been for more than week and where Milgrom will probably soon join him.
Tuesday, 8 August 2006
Seized speaker in Israel hospital
Aziz Dweik

Dweik was held after 20 Israeli vehicles surrounded his home
Dweik was held after 20 Israeli vehicles surrounded his home


The Palestinian parliamentary speaker detained by Israel on Sunday has been taken to hospital with chest pains and dizziness, the Israeli army says.
A spokesman for Aziz Dweik said he was taken to hospital after being beaten by Israeli guards. The army, which is holding him, denied the claims.
Mr Dweik, who is a key member of the governing Hamas movement, was detained in a raid on his home in the West Bank.
The Israeli military said Mr Dweik was a legitimate target as a Hamas leader.
Israel has detained about 30 MPs and a third of the Palestinian cabinet in the past six weeks, following the capture of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian militants in June.
Palestinian officials have called on the international community to intervene to secure their release.
A Hamas spokesman in Gaza said that Mr Dweik was taken to hospital "after being severely beaten".
The Israeli army said a prison doctor had examined Mr Dweik after he had complained of dizziness and chest pains, and decided to transfer him for further tests to a hospital in Jerusalem.
"He underwent tests at the hospital and will remain under observation," a spokesman told the Agence France Presse news agency.
Wednesday, 2 August 2006
Gaza 'crisis as bad as Lebanon'
By Lucy Williamson
BBC News, Gaza
Palestinians inspect bomb damage after Israeli raid on Gaza City on 30 July, 2006.

Israeli air attacks occur several a nights a week in Gaza
Israeli air attacks occur several a nights a week in Gaza


The United Nations has called on world leaders not to forget the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, saying it is at least as serious as that in southern Lebanon.
More than 140 people have been killed during Israel's operations there over the past month, many of them civilians.
Delivery of food and other essential items has been reduced to a trickle.
Thirty aid agencies backed the appeal, and one charity spoke of a sense among aid agencies that Gaza's population was being terrorised.
Care International told the BBC that Western nations had failed to put pressure on Israel to rein in its actions and that attention was being focused on Lebanon at the expense of the situation in the Gaza Strip.
According to the UN, Israel fires around 150 shells into the tiny territory every day in a bid to stop Palestinian militants who fire an average of 10 rockets across the border.
Israel says it needs to target civilian areas because that is where militants base themselves but aid organisations say Gaza's population of 1.4 million is living in perpetual fear.
Sudden explosion of air strikes
Several nights a week the noise of Israeli helicopters vibrates over Gaza followed by the sudden explosion of air strikes.
Israel has begun dropping leaflets and leaving telephone messages warning residents not to stay near militant homes but aid organisations say such measures leave people terrified and with nowhere safe to go.
The UN is currently sheltering 1,000 people in schools in Gaza.
Many others have moved in with relations.
Aid agencies are also calling on Israel to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza.
One hundred and fifty trucks carrying food and essential supplies are currently crossing the border each day but according to Care International this is only just enough to stop the population from starving.
To keep people from being hungry and to restore food security, they say, Israel needs to increase this to 400.
Gaza's population is already living in the dark.
Since Israel bombed the power station homes are often without clean water or electricity and health officials say they are worried about the possible spread of disease.
 
ESTIMATED NUCLEAR WARHEADS, STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL
Map showing declared, suspected and potential nuclear nations.

The US is also said to have some 3,000 warheads in reserve, while Russia has about 11,000 in non-operational stockpiles.

Israel declines to confirm it has nuclear weapons.

North Korea — 1 test underground, October 2006.

Iran is accused by the US of ambitions to build nuclear arms.

The United states had drawn up a battle plan for the potential use of nuclear weapons in Iraq and the United States has been involved in planning potential nuclear use scenarios for Iran.

The United States is now involved in a massive program to overhaul its nuclear arsenal.

In fact they're working to replace every nuclear warhead and all of the existing delivery systems in the arsenal to ensure prompt precision global strike capabilities.

Jackie Cabasso — Western States Legal Foundation
The United States has conducted 1,127 nuclear and thermonuclear tests — 217 in the atmosphere.
The Soviet Union/ Russia conducted 969 tests — 219 in the atmosphere.
France, 210 tests, 50 in the atmosphere.
The United Kingdom, 45 tests — 21 in the atmosphere.
China, 45 tests — 23 in the atmosphere.
India and Pakistan — 13 tests underground.
Israel — possible 1 test atmosphere South Africa 1979.
North Korea — 1 test underground, October 2006.
“The United states had drawn up a battle plan for the potential use of nuclear weapons in Iraq and the United States has been involved in planning potential nuclear use scenarios for Iran.”
“The United States is now involved in a massive program to overhaul its nuclear arsenal.   In fact they're working to replace every nuclear warhead and all of the existing delivery systems in the arsenal to ensure prompt precision global strike capabilities.”
Jackie Cabasso — Western States Legal Foundation
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Western Elite Terror States
Western Elite War Crimes
'Oh!   You don't believe the 9-11 official version,' they say.
'You mean where they want you to accept the buildings were not blown up from below.
'Plane fuel!   Substance never burns higher then a gas stove!   That it caused the inner core steel to melt!
'Steel melting!
'Concrete vaporizing!
' 'No!   I don't believe that conspiracy theory.
'Cheney!   Bush!   Rudy Giuliani!   HA!  HA!
'Tower 7 that never had a plane hit — just came tumbling down!
'You believe that, eh!
'Ever think it had to be blown up because the plane scheduled to fly into it was off getting shot down.
'Thermite in Tower 7's walls, you see — incriminating evidence — impossible to get out without people watching!
Had to be blown up!
'Next you'll be saying Obama is not a Wall Street Illuminati banker stooge?
'Take your pick:   The partner in a comedy team who feeds lines to the other comedians.
'Him who allows himself to be used.
'Oh!   I can't really blame you,   Television it turns minds to pulp.
'Turn off the television.   It's the only way.'
'Turn off the television?'
'Get rid of it really.   I mean what else is there to do!'
'Get rid of the television?'
'Don't forget all radio garbage is propaganda, even the songs.
'Then those five minute propaganda hits they send you every hour!
'The ones they refer to as News
'Get rid of all the propaganda from your brain, the only way to do it.'
'Stop being hooked on those Hollywood movies — even those that make you think they are making you think'
'All paid performers to make your brain dead.
'You turn the brainwashing off, you'll begin to become yourself.
'It really is the only way!'
'Oh!'
Kewe — TheWE.cc
 
 
  Protests around world every 11th of month
Danish scientist Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 on nano-thermite in the WTC dust.

911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

2,606 people lost their lives in the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001.

125 people lost their lives at the Pentagon on 9/11.

246 people lost their lives on the four planes on 9/11.

Image: Danish TV2
Danish scientist Niels Harrit on nano-thermite in the WTC dust.

Niels Harrit, you and eight other researchers conclude in this article that it was nano-thermite that caused these buildings to collapse.

We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.

One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.

The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.

The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present.

This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive.

Photo: agenda911.dk
Danish scientist Niels Harrit on nano-thermite in the WTC dust
Transcript of interview with Niels Harrit on Danish TV2 News 6th April 2009.
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
Danish TV2   International researchers have found traces of explosives among the World Trade Center rubble.
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Explosives in World Trade Center - international researchers have found traces of explosives.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Nano-thermite contains more energy than dynamite and can be used as rocket fuel.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

So you found nano-thermite in the World Trade Center buildings, why do you think it caused the collapses?

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
A new scientific article concludes that impacts from the two hijacked aircraft did not cause the collapses in 2001.
We turn our attention to 9/11 — the major attack in New York.
Apparently the two airplane-impacts did not cause the towers to collapse, according to a newly published scientific article.
Researchers found nano-thermite explosive in the rubble, that cannot have come from the planes.
They believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.
Niels Harrit, you and eight other researchers conclude in this article, that it was nano-thermite that caused these buildings to collapse. What is nano-thermite?
Niels Harrit   We found nano-thermite in the rubble.
We are not saying only nano-thermite was used.
Thermite itself dates back to 1893.
It is a mixture of aluminum and rust-powder, which react to create intense heat.
The reaction produces iron, heated to 2500 °C.
This can be used to do welding.   It can also be used to melt other iron.
Nanotechnology makes things smaller.   So in nano-thermite, this powder from 1893 is reduced to tiny particles, perfectly mixed.
When these react, the intense heat develops much more quickly.
Nano-thermite can be mixed with additives to give off intense heat, or serve as a very effective explosive.
It contains more energy than dynamite, and can be used as rocket fuel.
Danish TV2   I Googled nano-thermite, and not much has been written about it.   Is it a widely known scientific substance?   Or is it so new that other scientists are hardly aware of it?
Niels Harrit   It is a collective name for substances with high levels of energy.
If civilian researchers (like myself) are not familiar with it, it is probably because they do not do much work with explosives.
As for military scientists, you would have to ask them.
I do not know how familiar they are with nanotechnology.
Danish TV2   So you found this substance in the WTC, why do you think it caused the collapses?
Niels Harrit   Well, it's an explosive.   Why else would it be there?
Danish TV2   You believe the intense heat melted the building?s steel support structure, and caused the building to collapse like a house of cards?
Niels Harrit   I cannot say precisely, as this substance can serve both purposes.
It can explode and break things apart, and it can melt things.
Both effects were probably used, as I see it.
Molten metal pours out of the South Tower several minutes before the collapse.
This indicates the whole structure was being weakened in advance.
Then the regular explosives come into play.
The actual collapse sequence had to be perfectly timed, all the way down.
Danish TV2   What quantities are we talking about?
Niels Harrit   A lot.   There were only two planes, but three skyscrapers collapsed.
We know roughly how much dust was created.
The pictures show huge quantities, everything but the steel was pulverised.
And we know roughly how much unreacted thermite we have found.
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Nano Thermite can explode and break things apart and it can melt things.

Explosives in World Trade Center - international researchers have found traces of explosives.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Both effects were probably used by the use of Nano Thermite as I see it.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

The use of nano thermite indicates the whole structure was being weakened in advance.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

Image: Danish TV2
This is the “loaded gun”, material that did not ignite for some reason.
We are talking about tonnes.   Over 10 tonnes, possibly 100 tonnes.
Danish TV2   Ten tonnes, possibly 100 tonnes, in three buildings?   And these substances are not normally found in such buildings?
Niels Harrit   No.   These materials are extremely advanced.
Danish TV2   How do you place such material in a skyscraper, on all the floors?
Niels Harrit   How you would get it in?
Danish TV2   Yes.
Niels Harrit   If I had to transport it in those quantities I would use pallets.   Get a truck and move it in on pallets.
Danish TV2   Why hasn't this been discovered earlier?
Niels Harrit   By whom?
Danish TV2   The caretakers, for example.     If you are moving 10 to 100 tonnes of nano-thermite around, and placing it on all the floors.     I am just surprised no-one noticed.
Niels Harrit   As a journalist, you should address that question to the company responsible for security at the WTC.
Danish TV2   So you are in no doubt the material was present?
Niels Harrit   You cannot fudge this kind of science.
We have found it.   Unreacted thermite.
Danish TV2   What responses has your article received around the world?
Niels Harrit   It is completely new knowledge for me.
It was only published last Friday.   So it is too early to say.
But the article may not be as groundbreaking as you think.
Hundreds of thousands of people around the world, have long known that the three buildings were demolished.
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Once the nano thermite was used then the regular explosives come into play.

Explosives in World Trade Center - international researchers have found traces of explosives.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

The actual collapse sequence had to be perfectly times, all the way down.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

And we know roughly how much unreacted thermite we have found.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

No.  These nano thermite materials are extremely advanced.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Nano thermite in the buildings - almost ten years have passed.

Nano-thermite contains more energy than dynamite and can be used as rocket fuel.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

So you found nano-thermite in the World Trade Center buildings, why do you think it caused the collapses?

It was by chance that someone discovered nano thermite two years ago.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
This has been crystal clear.
Our research is just the last nail in the coffin.
This is not the 'smoking gun', it is the 'loaded gun'.
Each day, thousands of people realise that the WTC was demolished.
That is something unstoppable.
Danish TV2   Why has no-one discovered earlier that there was nano-thermite in the buildings?   Almost ten years have passed.
Niels Harrit   You mean in the dust?
Danish TV2   Yes.
Niels Harrit   It was by chance that someone looked at the dust with a microscope.
They are tiny red chips.
The biggest are 1 mm in size, and can be seen with the naked eye.
But you need a microscope to see the vast majority.
It was by chance that someone discovered them two years ago.
Danish TV2   It has taken 18 months to prepare the scientific article you refer to.
Niels Harrit   It is a very comprehensive article based on thorough research.
Danish TV2   You have been working on this for several years, because it didn't make sense to you.
Niels Harrit   Yes, over two years actually.
It all started when I saw the collapse of Building 7, the third skyscraper.
It collapsed seven hours after the twin towers.
And there were only two airplanes.
When you see a 47-storey building, 186m tall, collapse in 6.5 seconds, and you are a scientist, you think “what?”.
I had to watch it again… and again.
I hit the button 10 times, and my jaw dropped lower and lower.
Firstly, I had never heard of that building before.
And there was no visible reason why it should collapse in that way, straight down, in 6.5 seconds.
I have had no rest since that day.
Danish TV2   Ever since 9/11 there has been speculation, and conspiracy theories.   What do you say to viewers who hear about your research and say, “we?ve heard it all before, there are lots of conspiracy theories”.   What would you say to convince them that this is different?
Niels Harrit   I think there is only one conspiracy theory worth mentioning, the one involving 19 hijackers.
I think viewers should ask themselves what evidence they have seen to support the official conspiracy theory.
If anyone has seen evidence, I would like to hear about it
No-one has been formally charged.   No-one is 'wanted'.
Our work should lead to demands for a proper criminal investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attack.
Because it never happened.   We are still waiting for it.
We hope our results will be used as technical evidence when that day comes.
Danish TV2   Niels Harrit, fascinating, thanks for coming in.
Niels Harrit   My pleasure
ITALIAN SAYS 9-11 SOLVED
It’s common knowledge, he reveals
CIA — Mossad behind terror attacks
By the Staff of American Free Press
Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, has told Italy’s oldest and most widely read newspaper that the 9-11 terrorist attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad, and that this was common knowledge among global intelligence agencies.
In what translates awkwardly into English, Cossiga told the newspaper Corriere della Sera:
“All the [intelligence services] of America and Europe… know well that the disastrous attack has been planned and realized from the Mossad, with the aid of the Zionist world in order to put under accusation the Arabic countries and in order to induce the western powers to take part … in Iraq [and] Afghanistan.”
Cossiga was elected president of the Italian Senate in July 1983 before winning a landslide election to become president of the country in 1985, and he remained until 1992.
Cossiga’s tendency to be outspoken upset the Italian political establishment, and he was forced to resign after revealing the existence of, and his part in setting up, Operation Gladio.
This was a rogue intelligence network under NATO auspices that carried out bombings across Europe in the 1960s, 1970s and ’80s.
Gladio’s specialty was to carry out what they termed 'false flag' operations — terror attacks that were blamed on their domestic and geopolitical opposition.
In March 2001, Gladio agent Vincenzo Vinciguerra stated, in sworn testimony:
“You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game.
The reason was quite simple: to force … the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security.”
Cossiga first expressed his doubts about 9-11 in 2001, and is quoted by 9-11 researcher Webster Tarpley saying:
“The mastermind of the attack must have been a sophisticated mind, provided with ample means not only to recruit fanatic kamikazes, but also highly specialized personnel.
I add one thing: it could not be accomplished without infiltrations in the radar and flight security personnel.”
Coming from a widely respected former head of state, Cossiga’s assertion that the 9-11 attacks were an inside job and that this is common knowledge among global intelligence agencies is illuminating.
It is one more eye-opening confirmation that has not been mentioned by America’s propaganda machine in print or on TV.
Nevertheless, because of his experience and status in the world, Cossiga cannot be discounted as a crackpot.
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We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.

One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.

The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.

The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present.

This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive.

Photo: Bentham-Open.org
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
Photo: Bentham-Open.org
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.
One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.
The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).
The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.
The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present.
This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive.
 
Your life, your children's lives —
Will you live or die?
Decided by small group of elite.
Pure evil
It doesn't get any clearer than this
 
Published on Friday, March 2, 2007 by the Los Angeles Times
US to Develop New Hydrogen Bomb
by Ralph Vartabedian
The Energy Department will announce today a contract to develop the nation's first new hydrogen bomb in two decades, involving a collaboration between three national weapons laboratories, The Times has learned.
The new bomb will include design features from all three labs, though Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Bay Area appears to have taken the lead position in the project. The Los Alamos and Sandia labs in New Mexico will also be part of the project.
Why are the West's elites trying to start a nuclear war?
Because you pay for it
BBC — Thursday, 6 September 2007
UK jets 'chase Russian bombers'
UK MoD image of Tupolev-95 Bear bomber

An MoD photo shows RAF Typhoon shadowing a Russian Bear-H
Norway says Russia has increased military flights in the Arctic
The UK's Royal Air Force has launched fighter jets to intercept eight Russian military planes flying in airspace patrolled by Nato, UK officials say.
Four RAF F3 Tornado aircraft were scrambled in response to the Russian action, the UK's defence ministry said.
The Russian planes - said to be long-range bombers - had earlier been followed by Norwegian F16 jets.
Russia recently revived a Cold War-era practice of flying bombers on long-range patrols.
A Norwegian officer, Lt Col John Inge Oegland, told the BBC the Russian Tupolev Tu-95 Bear bombers flew in international airspace from the Barents Sea to the Atlantic, before turning back.
Two Norwegian F-16s shadowed them on Thursday morning and another two went up later, he said.
There have been several similar incidents in recent months, Lt-Col Oegland added.
"Norway is following the increased Russian activity in the far north with interest," he told the BBC News website.
He said the Russian flights were not causing alarm in Norway.   "Our systems are adequate," he said, when asked whether Norway was bolstering its security in the area.
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9/11
By all accounts, the unprecedented events of September 11th, 2001 changed the way our country functions, and in turn, the world.
It is therefore critical that conscientious Americans, as well as people around the globe, understand these events in detail.
Unfortunately the official reports, including The 9/11 Commission Report and the NIST WTC Report, written by those working under the direction of the Bush Administration, have been proven to be elaborate cover-ups.
Film: 9/11 Revisited
September 11th Revisited is perhaps the most riveting film ever made about the destruction of the World Trade Center.
This is a powerful documentary which features eyewitness accounts and archived news footage that was shot on September 11, 2001 but never replayed on television.
Featuring interviews with eyewitnesses & firefighters, along with expert analysis by Professor Steven E. Jones, Professor David Ray Griffin, MIT Engineer Jeffrey King, and Professor James H. Fetzer.
This film provides stunning evidence that explosives were used in the complete demolition of the WTC Twin Towers and WTC Building 7.
For Film: 9/11 Revisited
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Film: 9/11 Press for Truth
An excellent documentary about the families of the victims of 9/11 and their fight to uncover and expose the truth about what happened that day.
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Film: 9/11 Mysteries
90 minutes of pure demolition evidence and analysis, laced with staggering witness testimonials.
Moving from “the myth” through “the analysis” and into “the players,” careful deconstruction of the official story set right alongside clean, clear science.
The 9/11 picture is not one of politics or nationalism or loyalty, but one of strict and simple physics.   How do you get a 10-second 110-story pancake collapse?
Every missile has a home.

Photo: Alaska Image Library
Every missile has a home
(No Mortgages to Worry About)
Image: Natasha Mayers
Unspeakable grief and horror
                        ...and the circus of deception continues...
He says, "You are quite mad, Kewe"
And of course I am.
Why, I don't believe any of it — not the bloody body, not the bloody mind, not even the bloody Universe, or is it bloody multiverse.
"It's all illusion," I say.   "Don't you know, my lad, my lassie.   The game!   The game, me girl, me boy!   Takes on interest, don't you know.   T'is me sport, till doest find a better!"
Pssssst — but all this stuff is happening down here
Let's change it!
Mother her two babies killed by US
More than Fifteen million
US dollars given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use
4 billion US dollars per year
Nanci Pelosi — U.S. House Democratic leader — Congresswoman California, 8th District
Speaking at the AIPAC agenda   May 26, 2005
There are those who contend that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is all about Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.   This is absolute nonsense.
In truth, the history of the conflict is not over occupation, and never has been:  it is over the fundamental right of Israel to exist.
The greatest threat to Israel's right to exist, with the prospect of devastating violence, now comes from Iran.
For too long, leaders of both political parties in the United States have not done nearly enough to confront the Russians and the Chinese, who have supplied Iran as it has plowed ahead with its nuclear and missile technology....
In the words of Isaiah, we will make ourselves to Israel 'as hiding places from the winds and shelters from the tempests; as rivers of water in dry places; as shadows of a great rock in a weary land.'
Pelosi
ISRAEL MASS WAR CRIMES CONTINUE
January 2nd week 2009
ISRAEL MASS WAR CRIMES CONTINUE
January 2009 — Click here
CIA Obama the acting president
Every facial movement, gesture of the hand, word enunciated by the 44th president turns out to be a complete charade
The CIA — Obama — Illuminati
A long-term strategic CIA plan to recruit promising candidates
and steer these individuals and their families into positions of influence and power
Behavior modification
Phenomenological — structures of consciousness — programs
US policy has even less regard for human rights both abroad and at home

       Afghanistan — Western Terror States: Canada, US, UK, France, Germany, Italy       
       Photos of Afghanistan people being killed and injured by NATO     
Published on Monday, July 4, 2005 by CommonDreams.org
by Sheldon Drobny
Justice O'Connor's decision in Bush v. Gore led to the current Bush administration's execution of war crimes and atrocities in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places in the Middle East that are as egregious as those committed by the Third Reich and other evil governments in human history.
US destroyed Fallujah as it tries to destroy the rest of Iraq
The lesson is clear.
Those people who may be honorable and distinguished in their chosen profession should always make decisions based upon good rather than evil no matter where their nominal allegiances may rest.
Justice O'Connor was quoted to have said something to the affect that she abhorred the thought of Bush losing the 2000 election to Gore.
She was known to have wanted to retire after the 2000 election for same reason she is now retiring.
She wanted to spend more time with her sick husband.
Unfortunately, she tarnished her distinguished career with the deciding vote in Bush v. Gore by going along with the partisan majority of the Court to interfere with a democratic election that she and the majority feared would be lost in an honest recount.
She dishonored herself and the Supreme Court by succumbing to party allegiances and not The Constitution to which she swore to uphold.
And the constitutional argument she and the majority used to justify their decision was the Equal Protection Clause.
The Equal Protection Clause was the ultimate basis for the decision, but the majority essentially admitted (what was obvious in any event) that it was not basing its conclusion on any general view of what equal protection requires.
The decision in Bush v Gore was not dictated by the law in any sense—either the law found through research, or the law as reflected in the kind of intuitive sense that comes from immersion in the legal culture.
The Equal Protection clause is generally used in matters concerning civil rights.
The majority ignored their basic conservative views supporting federalism and states' rights in order to justify their decision.
History will haunt these justices down for their utter lack of justice and the hypocrisy associated with this decision.
Sheldon Drobny is Co-founder of Air America Radio.
U.S. Bombing of Fallujah
— the Third World War continued: Chechnya, North Ossetia, Ingushetia
More atrocities - Ahmed and Asma, story of two children dying
al-Sadr City
Iraq's real WMD crime - the effects of depleted uranium
World War Two soldiers did not kill Kill ratio Korea, Vietnam. Iraq.
Afghanistan - Terror?

Photos over past three months.
Aid agencies compromised by US actions
US soldiers committing suicide Afghanistan Iraq — Most Recent
Psychologist Pete Linnerooth was one of three who were part of a mental health crew in charge of the US 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division in the Baghdad area of Iraq.   Pete Linnerooth committed suicide by turning a gun upon himself in January of 2013
Veterans kill themselves at a rate of one every 80 minutes.   More than 6,500 veteran suicides are logged every year — more than the total number of soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq combined since those wars began.
Mary Coghill Kirkland said she asked her son, 21-year-old Army Spc. Derrick Kirkland, what was wrong as soon as he came back from his first deployment to Iraq in 2008.   He had a ready answer: "Mom, I'm a murderer."
A military base on the brink
As police agents watched he shot himself in the head
Murders, fights, robberies, domestic violence, drunk driving, drug overdoses
US soldiers committing suicide Afghanistan Iraq II
U.S. Soldier Killed Herself After Objecting to Interrogation Techniques
Private Gary Boswell, 20, from Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, was found hanging in a playground in July
She is Jeanne "Linda" Michel, a Navy medic.   She came home last month to her husband and three kids ages 11, 5, and 4, delighted to be back in her suburban home of Clifton Park in upstate New York.   Two weeks after she got home, she shot and killed herself.
Peterson refused to participate in the torture after only two nights working in the unit known as the cage
     United States Numb to Iraq Troop Deaths       
     All papers relating to the interrogations have been destroyed     
      We stripped them and were supposed to mock them and degrade their manhood     
US soldiers committing suicide Iraq Vietnam
The Iraq War - complete listing of articles, includes images
The House of Saud and Bush
       All with U.S. Money:       
       US and Israel War Crimes       
All with U.S. Money:

Israel agents stole identity of New Zealand cerebral palsy victim.

(IsraelNN.com July 15, 2004) The Foreign Ministry will take steps towards restoring relations with New Zealand. New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced she was implementing diplomatic sanctions after two Israelis were sentenced on charges of attempting to obtain illegal passports. Despite Israeli refusal to respond to the accusations, the two are labeled in the New Zealand media as Mossad agents acting on behalf of the Israeli intelligence community.

Foreign Ministry officials stated they will do everything possible to renew diplomatic ties, expressing sorrow over the "unfortunate incident".
Projected mortality rate of Sudan refugee starvation deaths — Darfur pictures
Suicide now top killer of Israeli soldiers
Atrocities files - graphic images
'Suicide bombings,' the angel said, 'and beheadings.'

'And the others that have all the power - they fly missiles in the sky.

They don't even look at the people they kill.'
       The real Ronald Reagan       
       — Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, South Africa        
Follow the torture trail...
       Cowardly attacks by air killing men women and children in their homes, often never seeing those they kill as the drones or aircraft fly back to the cowardly bases       
       If they kill only the husband, see how they care for the family they have destroyed       
       Afghanistan — Western Terror States: Canada, US, UK, France, Germany, Italy       
       Photos of Afghanistan people being killed and injured by NATO     
        When you talk with God        
         were you also spending your time, money and energy, killing people?         
       Are they now alive or dead?       
Photos July 2004
US Debt
Photos June 2004
Lest we forget - Ahmed and Asma, story of two children dying
Photos May 2004
American military: Abu Gharib (Ghraib) prison photos, humiliation and torture
- London Daily Mirror article: non-sexually explicit pictures
Photos April 2004
The celebration of Jerusalem day, the US missiles that rained onto children in Gaza,
and, a gathering of top articles over the past nine months
Photos March 2004
The Iraq War - complete listing of articles, includes images
Photos February 2004
US missiles - US money - and Palestine
Photos January 2004
Ethnic cleansing in the Beduin desert
Photos December 2003
Shirin Ebadi Nobel Peace Prize winner 2003
Photos November 2003
Atrocities - graphic images...
Photos October 2003
Aljazeerah.info
Photos September 2003
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