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Top Ranking CIA Operatives Admit Al-qaeda Is a Complete Fabrication

Posted by musliminsuffer on May 6, 2009

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Top Ranking CIA Operatives Admit Al-qaeda Is a Complete Fabrication

by Mr. Charrington on January 7, 2008

BBC’s killer documentary called “The Power of Nightmares“. Top CIA officials openly admit, Al-qaeda is a total and complete fabrication, never having existed at any time. The Bush administration needed a reason that complied with the Laws so they could go after “the bad guy of their choice” namely laws that had been set in place to protect us from mobs and “criminal organizations” such as the Mafia. They paid Jamal al Fadl, hundreds of thousands of dollars to back the U.S. Government’s story of Al-qaeda, a “group” or criminal organization they could “legally” go after. This video documentary is off the hook…

See Parts I and II here

FOX NEWS Interview with Ian Blair (LINK):Blair said, “Al Qaeda is not an organization. Al Qaeda is a way of working … but this has the hallmark of that approach.”

Still no connection between Saddam and Al-qaeda – March 2008 (Link)

source: http://polidics.com/cia/top-ranking-cia-operatives-admit-al-qaeda-is-a-complete-fabrication.html

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Al Jazeera Strikes Back at Pentagon, Releases Unedited Footage of US Soldiers’ ‘Bible Study’ in Afghanistan

Posted by musliminsuffer on May 6, 2009

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=== News Update ===

Al Jazeera Strikes Back at Pentagon, Releases Unedited Footage of US Soldiers’ ‘Bible Study’ in Afghanistan

A day after the Pentagon accused Al Jazeera of being ‘irresponsible and inappropriate’ for broadcasting the ‘hunt for Jesus’ in Afghanistan footage, the network releases unedited tapes.

By Jeremy Scahill

Hours after Al Jazeera first broadcast a video showing US soldiers in Afghanistan being instructed by the military’s top chaplain in the country to “hunt people for Jesus” as they spread Christianity to the overwhelmingly Muslim population, the Pentagon shot back. It charged that Al Jazeera had “grossly misrepresent[ed] the truth.” Col. Greg Julian, told Al Jazeera: “Most of this is taken out of context … this is irresponsible and inappropriate journalism.”

Now, Al Jazeera and the man who filmed the controversial material are striking back. The network has just released unedited and unaltered footage (see below) of US soldiers in ‘bible study’ in Afghanistan. Jazeera describes it as “Extended footage shot by Brian Hughes, a US documentary maker and former member of the US military who spent several days in Bagram near Kabul.”

In Al Jazeera’s original report, Hughes addressed the fact that soldiers had imported bibles translated into Pashto and Dari. “[US soldiers] weren’t talking about learning how to speak Dari or Pashto, by reading the Bible and using that as the tool for language lessons,” Hughes told Al Jazeera. “The only reason they would have these documents there was to distribute them to the Afghan people. And I knew it was wrong, and I knew that filming it … documenting it would be important.”

Regarding allegations that the sermon of the military’s top chaplain in Afghanistan, Lieutenant-Colonel Gary Hensley, where he instructs soldiers to “hunt people for Jesus” was taken out of context, Hughes said in a statment, “Any contention by the military that his words are purposefully taken out of context to alter the tone or meaning of his sermon is absolutely false.”

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The Power of Nightmares – Part I

Posted by musliminsuffer on May 6, 2009

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=== News Update ===

The Power of Nightmares – Part I

Baby It’s Cold Outside”

In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better world. Now they promise to protect us from nightmares.

The most frightening of these is the threat of an international terror network. But just as the dreams were not true, neither are these nightmares.

Part I Part II Part III

source: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/video1037.htm

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Breaking the Bonds of People and Land: Native American Removal in the United States and Mexico

Posted by musliminsuffer on May 6, 2009

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=== News Update ===

Breaking the Bonds of People and Land:

Native American Removal in the United States and Mexico

Video Lecture

Kluge Fellow Claudia Haake presented a lecture titled “Breaking the Bonds of People and Land: Native American Removal in the United States and Mexico.”

The lecture drew some general conclusions from an investigation of two cases of Native American forced migration: the Delawares in the United States and the Yaquis in Mexico. Although the basic intention behind the removal policies was the same in both countries, the ways in which they were carried out were oftentimes different. In both the Delawares and Yaquis examples, greed and land hunger on the part of the U.S. and Mexican governments appears to have been the main reasons for the forced migration of these indigenous people.

Yet, variations in method, circumstances, and legality occasionally disguised the reality. While the Delaware tribe was/is a so-called domestic dependent nation and the Yaquis were at least nominally Mexican citizens, both removal policies are illustrative of colonialism in action–indigenous peoples were forced from their proprietary homelands. Clearly, the rise of the nation-state as well as periodic nation building or re-building in both countries was instrumental in bringing about the removal. Both Mexico and the United States were advancing technologically, and improvement in communications and transport contributed to the successful removal of these two tribes in a number of different ways. However, a closer look at the two cases in question suggests an increasing awareness on the part of both the U.S. and Mexican governments was the determining factor in bringing about the forced migrations.

Speaker Biography: Kluge Fellow Claudia Haake is from the University of York in the United Kingdom.

source: http://informationclearinghouse.info/article22550.htm

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The FBI�s Department of Precrime

Posted by musliminsuffer on May 6, 2009

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The FBI�s Department of Precrime

Tom Burghardt

May 4, 2009

As they walked along the busy, yellow-lit tiers of offices, Anderton said: “You�re acquainted with the theory of precrime, of course. I presume we can take that for granted.” � Philip K. Dick, The Minority Report

From COINTELPRO to the illegal targeting of antiwar activists and Muslim-Americans, the FBI is America�s premier political police agency. And now, from the folks who brought us Wi-Fi hacking, viral computer spyware and al-Qaeda triple agent Ali Mohamed comes the Bureau�s Department of Precrime!

A chilling new report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) reveals the breadth and scope of the FBI�s Investigative Data Warehouse (IDW), the Bureau�s massive data-mining project.

With more than a billion records “many of which contain information on American citizens,” EFF is calling on Congress to demand FBI accountability and strict oversight of this Orwellian project. By all accounts IDW is huge and growing at a geometric pace. According to the Bureau�s own narrative,

The IDW received its initial authority to operate in September 2005, and successfully completed a Federal Information Security Management Act audit in May 2007. As of September 2008, the IDW had: 7,223 active user accounts; 3,826 FBI personnel trained on the system, and 997,368,450 unique searchable documents. The IDW transitioned to the operations and maintenance phase during FY 2008. (Federal Bureau of Investigation, “Investigative Data Warehouse,” no date)

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ISRAELI TORTURE IS SYSTEMATIC AND “LEGAL”

Posted by musliminsuffer on May 6, 2009

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=== News Update ===

January 1999

ISRAELI TORTURE IS SYSTEMATIC AND “LEGAL”

MER FLASHBACK – 3rd Week January 1997:

[MER – Torture of Palestinians is not only routine and systematic, in it actually sanctioned by the Israeli legal system that has been twisted to serve Israeli policies. Going back to the Shinbet scandal of the early 1980’s, even more sadistic forms of torture have given way to the kinds of ‘legalized’ torture methods outlined in this important article from one of the few independent and courageousmedia sources in Israel, The Alternative Information Center (AIC). Among the reasons the Israelis get away with such systematic torture of Palestinians is that hardly anyone is willing to protest. The so-called “Palestinian Authority” practices similar and even worse torture techniques, as do nearly all of the Arab governments in the region — so they are hardly in a position to protest. And the”liberal” American Jewish community has been morally bankrupt about such issues for so long now that to speak up at this point would be to condemn themselves for permitting, and even encouraging in many cases, such Nazi-like behavior by the Israelis for decades.]

ISRAELI JUSTICE ON TORTURE

A Shining Light Unto Nations?

“The entire Israeli establishment countenances torture…”

First, his head is covered with a thick rancid sack. It’s difficult to breathe. Handcuffed, he is bound in a twisted position to a kindergarten chair with hardly any back support and held there for four days straight. Every time his head falls when sleep overcomes him, he is slapped on his face to wake up. Maybe on the fifth day the handcuffs are removed and he is allowed to sleep in a tiny windowlesscell. Music is blaring in the cell around the clock. It is difficult to sleep with noise and the constant glare of the shining fluorescent light. On the sixth or seventh day, his head is covered again with the rancid sack, but this time, he is chained to a pole in the corridor and made to stand there for four more days. Or perhaps, he is handcuffed to a hook a meter from the ground and is forced to squat for three days; three days continuously that is. Or he is undressed and made to sit in front of a blasting air-conditioner for hours. There is no sleep. His hands are swollen from the tight handcuffs; he is vomiting from the prolonged contorted position he is heldin. He smells, unshaven, he wants to sleep.

This is ‘moderate physical pressure’ under Israeli law and it is legal. Under international law this is torture and is completely prohibited at all times. This ‘moderate physical pressure’ is routinely used by the Israeli secret police (‘GSS’) to extract confessions from Palestinian detainees under interrogation. The UNConvention Against Torture, of which Israel is a signatory, states that the use of any physical or psychological pressure which causes pain or humiliation is absolutely prohibited at all times.

What constitutes torture and degrading treatment is subjective — determined by the victims’ sensation of the physical and mental pain caused to him. Sitting in front of cold air may not on its face compare to torture methods like electric shock, but after two weeks of little sleep and sitting in contorted positions, undressed in themiddle of the rainy winter, 12 hours of the ‘air conditioner’ feels like hell. One detainee described it as ‘putting the air in a state of war with me’.

Despite the prohibitions under international law, the entire Israeli establishment countenances torture: The Israeli military courts routinely disregard claims of torture and extend the interrogations until the Israeli secret police finish the interrogation; the Ministry of Justice defends the torture in the Israeli High Court of Justice; the High Court of Justice itself puts the stamp of approval on the torture often rejecting petitions that request the court to order the GSS to cease the torture; the Israeli Knesset Ministerial Committee (composed of members of the Labor and Zionist Left parties including Yossi Sarid) consistently renews the license to the GSS Director granting him total discretion to determine when torture beyond‘moderate physical pressure’ can be used.

The GSS Director has just given his okay for the torture to go ‘beyond moderate physical pressure’. The detainee is grabbed by the shoulders or by his collar and shaken violently for seconds or minutes. His head convulses, rattled back and forth, incessantly, it feels as if it will fly off, he loses his stand, dizziness overtakes him, his body is on fire. Sometimes he falls unconscious; sometimes he just falls to theground. Or maybe he is beaten.

No one knows what methods constitute ‘moderate physical pressure’ or ‘beyond moderate physical pressure’ since GSS activities and methods are secret and unreviewable by the public. The information we know is derived solely from testimony of former torture victims.

The Perversion of the Israeli Legal System

Two weeks ago, the Israeli High Court of Justice, lead by Justice Aaron Barak, ruled that Muhammed Hamdan, a student from Bir Zeit University, could continue to be tortured. The Court deferred to the secret police’s ‘ticking bomb’ argument — that torture was necessary to uncover information to an imminent bomb attack. This despite the absolute prohibition against torture under international law and thefact that the imminence was doubtful — Hamdan had been in Israeli custody for over a month. The High Court gave such deference to the secret police, that one of the justices, Michael Cheshin, rebuked Hamdan’s lawyer as immoral for petitioning the court to stop the torture.

Later on that week, the High Court rejected another petition to order the secret police to stop using torture. In this case, the court ruled that the secret police could continue to deprive Khader Mubarek — another victim — of sleep and to cover his head continuously with a rancid sack. The court refused to issue a temporary order to halt the use of moderate physical pressure during the interrogation, but ordered the secret police to refrain from placing Mubarek in painful sitting positions.

The High Court’s decisions sanctioning torture demonstrate how perverted the Israeli legal system has become. In the name of preserving Israel’s ‘democracy’ and existence, the High Court of Justice routinely sanctions trespass on the liberal state’s most cherished assets — one’s body and one’s liberty. Justice Aaron Barak– the President of Israel’s Supreme Court, the same justice that is invited and honored by Harvard and Yale Law Schools and the American Bar Association as a leading liberal legal-jurisprudence thinker — is also the Justice who permits the GSS to torture, physically and mentally degrade others.

Instead of remaining true to the two most alienable principles of most legal systems — the presumption of innocence and the right to remain silent — Israeli justices and judges allow the GSS to treat every Palestinian under interrogation as a convicted terrorist and to torture him until he talks. Judge Shlomo Issacson, President of theRamallah military court1 and a religious Jew, ruled once that the Palestinian detainee in front of him deserved the ‘difficult’ interrogation because he had chosen to remain silent and was not ‘cooperating with the interrogators’ i.e. confessing. He extended the detainee’s interrogation for another 14 days with full knowledge thathe was returning the detainee to another round of torture.2 Torture corrupts both the victim and the torturer. Just as the victim remains psychologically and, at times, physically scarred by his traumatic experience, the torturer is mentally corrupted from dehumanizing his suspect and benefiting from his pain and suffering. The GSS torture has already corrupted the Israeli legal system. Cloaking themselves in the moral high ground of security and protecting Israel’s democratic existence, these justices and judges pervert all principles of human dignity and liberty and corrode the very foundation and raison d’etre of a democratic’ legal system. By continuingto permit and defend torture in all its forms, these justices and judges have becomea threat to the same liberal and free principles that they were appointed to protect.

‘When the state itself beats and extorts, it cannot longer be said to rest on foundations of morality and justice, but rather on force . . . Just as this situation is one of coercion and submission, so the state itself, which permits it, becomes a state of coercion and submission. When a state employs forceful means which no ends can justify, such as torture, it reduces the moral distance between a governmental act and a criminal act. . .’.3

1 Despite the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and the West Bank cities, the Israelis continue to operate military courts all over the Occupied Territories. The Gaza military court still functions today as well.

2 In many cases where the GSS cannot obtain a confession because the detainee kept silent, or where the GSS lacks sufficient evidence to bring charges, the detainee is not released but rather sent to administrative detention. The detention is then approved by another military judge and is extended periodically by the military commander upon the approval of the civil administration’s legal advisor.

3 Kremnitzer, Mordechai, ‘The Landau Commission Report — Was the Security Service Subordinated to the Law, or the Law to the ‘Needs’ of the Security Service?., Israel Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 2-3 1989, at 248.

source: http://www.middleeast.org/archives/1999_01_13.htm

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UN pushing Israel toward legal proceedings

Posted by musliminsuffer on May 6, 2009

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=== News Update ===

UN pushing Israel toward legal proceedings

Tue, 05 May 2009 10:40:15 GMT

Gaza under Israeli fire during the 22-day war.

In pursuit of the case of Israeli war crimes, the United Nations moves to report to the Security Council that UN facilities in Gaza had been targeted willfully.

After the United Nations Works and Relief Agency (UNRWA) compound became the target of GPS-guided Israeli mortars on January 15, the UN set up a commission to bring Israeli human rights violations in Gaza out into the open.

The commission — led by the former British secretary-general of human rights group Amnesty International, Ian Martin — assembled a report on Israeli actions in Gaza for submission to the Security Council.

“Israel deliberately fired at UN institutions even though it knew it was forbidden”, read the report.

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UN report accuses Israel over Gaza war

Posted by musliminsuffer on May 6, 2009

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=== News Update ===

UN report accuses Israel over Gaza war

Jason Koutsoukis Middle East Correspondent

May 6, 2009

A UNITED NATIONS report into the war in Gaza has concluded unequivocally that Israel deliberately fired at UN institutions and has accused the Israel Defence Forces of excessive use of force, according to the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth.

The newspaper said the explosive report landed on the UN Secretary-General’s desk late last week, but Ban Ki-moon was reportedly set to reject it.

The move is sure to spark a wave of protests from international human rights organisations that have accused Israel of committing war crimes during the three-week offensive that ended in January.

Conducted by a UN special investigator, Ian Martin, the investigation stops short of accusing Israel of war crimes but did charge Israeli soldiers with targeting Palestinian civilians.

Israel launched Operation Cast Lead on December 27 last year in an effort to stop Palestinian rockets being fired on southern Israel, attacking more than 3000 targets.

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ISRAELI OFFICIAL DEMEANS ANIMALS

Posted by musliminsuffer on May 6, 2009

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ISRAELI OFFICIAL DEMEANS ANIMALS

Malcom Lagauche

May 6, 2009

A few days ago, I wrote an article called “Mexican Influenza or Israeli Stupidity?” I mentioned the hypocrisy and stupidity of Israeli Deputy Health Minister, Yakov Litzman. An article published by Al-Jazeera News on April 27, 2009 stated:

The outbreak of swine flu should be renamed “Mexican” influenza in deference to Muslim and Jewish sensitivities over pork, said an Israeli health official Monday.

Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman said the reference said the reference to pigs is offensive to both religions and “we should call this Mexican flu,” he told a news conference at a hospital in central Israel.

The entire article is in my archive section. Two items piqued my attention. First, that the words “pig” or “swine” are offensive to Muslims. I called several Muslim acquaintances and they told me that this is not true. Second, I researched and found that Porky Pig, the U.S. cartoon character, is popular in Israel. There are myriad companies who sell Porky Pig comics and videos in Hebrew. Also, Israeli children sometimes adorn Porky Pig outfits for parties. The porkster is popular in Israel, yet Litzman alleges the word “pig” is offensive to Jews and Muslims.

How sad it is that few people take a remark like that of Litzman and check out the facts. About 99% of the people who read his statement (Muslims and those of the Jewish faith excluded) will actually believe this drivel and it will stick in their minds forever.

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Islamic Army in Iraq: An open letter to U.S. President Barack Obama

Posted by musliminsuffer on May 6, 2009

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Islamic Army in Iraq: An open letter to U.S. President Barack Obama

A golden opportunity to accomplish the mission

Islamic Army in Iraq

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May 4, 2009

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

An open letter to U.S. President Barack Obama / A golden opportunity to accomplish the mission.

Praise be to Allah, Peace and prayers upon our Prophet Mohammed and all the prophets, after all:

A group of Americans created a myth named “terror” and have changed and applied its meaning whenever they so desire. They planned their corrupt war on Iraq based on lies and fallacies in order to assert control over the sources of energy and maintain the security of Israel according to the Greater Middle East plan. This has put America in a serious and difficult situation, and the results are:

On Iraq:

Turned a country known for its’ peaceful coexistence between citizens, scientific progress, absence of illiteracy, free health care and free education; to a divided, scary, and backward country. The occupation and sectarian militias killed 4% of the Iraqi people, made 8% of Iraqi women widows, orphaned 16% of Iraqi children, abandoned 15% and detained more than 2%. 40% of the professors left the country, 84% of the universities were looted and the illiteracy rate has reached 30%. About 76% of Iraqis do not have healthy water, 54% of households are living in poverty and unemployment has exceeded 50%. With the current level of government corruption, Iraq is now at the top of the list of most corrupt government administrations in the whole world. The environment was destroyed and Iraq has became a country which depends on imports as it does not produce anything. Drugs are widespread across the streets after Bush’s democracy, while prior to the invasion Iraq was a drug free country. The security situation has continually deteriorated, kidnappings and extortion has spread. All of this was aimed at destroying the social relations between Iraq’s ethnic groups and changing its demographics and population ratios. As an example the percentage of Sunni Arabs is at least 42% but centers in America infiltrated by Chalabi and others loyal to Iran passed a lie that the percentage of Sunni Arabs is 20%. So what did they want to do with the rest of the Sunni arab ?,The percentage of Sunni Arabs in the state institutions was limited to 6%!

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AFGHANISTAN: ‘US air-raid kills over 100 civilians in Farah’

Posted by musliminsuffer on May 6, 2009

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=== News Update ===

AFGHANISTAN: ‘US air-raid kills over 100 civilians in Farah’

Ahmad Qureshi

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An injured Afghan child from the Bala Baluk, district of Afghanistan, is seen on a bed at the hospital in Farah province of Afghanistan Tuesday, May 5, 2009. Photo AP
Dr Atiqullah, a resident of the village, told they had so far retrieved 123 dead bodies from beneath the debris of the destroyed homes by using tractors.

May 5, 2009

FARAH CITY: Residents of the Bala Boluk district in western Farah province on Tuesday claimed more than one hundred ‘innocent people’ have been killed in the Monday’s air offensive by the US forces.

The air-strike in Bala Boluk district came after an insurgent attack on a police check post that killed six people and three others on spy charges on Sunday.

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US raid ‘kills 50 Afghan civilians’

Posted by musliminsuffer on May 6, 2009

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=== News Update ===

US raid ‘kills 50 Afghan civilians’

Aljaeera.net

May 5, 2009

Up to 50 civilians have been killed in an air raid by US forces in Afghanistan, according to Afghan officials.

The attack happened during a battle between Taliban fighters and joint Afghan-US-led forces in Farah province, local authorities said on Tuesday.

Villagers transported about 30 bodies to the provincial capital to show the governor, said Abdul Basir Khan, a member of Farah’s provincial council.

Mohammad Nieem Qadderdan, the former top official in the district of Bala Baluk, told the Associated Press news agency about 10 houses had been destroyed in the attack.

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