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De Volkskrant bericht: 'Kamerfracties roepen op tot boycot Total
WASHINGTON - De Kamerfracties van SP, PvdA, GroenLinks en de Partij voor de Dieren roepen mensen op om de tankstations van Total te boycotten. Het Franse oliebedrijf werkt in Birma samen met het militaire bewind.
De politieke partijen wezen er in de Tweede Kamer op dat het Franse oliebedrijf zich al jaren niets aantrekt van oproepen zich terug te trekken uit Myanmar of geen nieuwe investeringen meer te doen. Mensen hoeven volgens Tweede Kamerlid Krista van Velzen (SP) niet te wachten op officiële scherpere sancties. ‘Rij de Total-stations gewoon voorbij’, zei ze.
ActiesNaast president Bush heeft ook premier Balkenende donderdag opgeroepen tot acties tegen de junta in Birma. Woensdag riep de Franse president Sarkozy al op om niet meer in het land te investeren. Zo riep hij onder meer oliegigant Total tot de orde...
Banktegoeden Het Amerikaanse ministerie van Financiën maakte donderdag bekend dat het de banktegoeden van d…

De Commerciele Massamedia 90

Uit jarenlange ervaring weet ik 1 ding zeker: niets haten journalisten van de commerciele massamedia zo intens als een zelfstandig denkend publiek dat niet meteen elk praatje voor zoete koek slikt. Leest u deze hysterische reacties eens van Britse journalisten bij de commerciele massamedia. En lees vervolgens hoe 1 van hen op zijn nummer wordt gezet door Medialens:

In response to our September 18 alert, ‘The Media Ignore Credible Poll Revealing 1.2 Million Violent Deaths In Iraq,’ BBC Newsnight presenter Gavin Esler sent one Media Lens reader the following response:
“Sorry but this medialens inspired stuff is very sophomoric. The last time I remember a robotic response from people like this was watching film of the nuremberg rallies. I always wondered why people marched to another's beat without any obvious thought from themselves. Perhaps you know the answer, or perhaps you merely intend to keep marching.
“Please don't wri…

De Israelische Terreur 250

Member of neo-Nazi group in Israel

'"Isn't the attitude of Israeli society to ethnic Jewish origins, that is, Jewish ethnocentricity…an indirect or direct reason for the scary phenomenon we're discussing now" historian Moshe Zimmerman wrote this week.'' Lees verder:,7340,L-3448548,00.html

'WSWS : News & Analysis : Middle East
Israel’s neo-Nazi gang: A symptom of a deeper malaise
By Chris Marsden...
This is the fundamental source of both racism and racial violence in Israel. Amidst the generally worthless commentary on the neo-Nazis, Moshe Zimmerman, head of the German History department at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, notes on, “Israeli society is replete with racism and violence regardless of this [neo-Nazi] group” and is directed against “the Arab population, whether in the occupied territories or in Israel proper” as well as towards foreign workers.' En daar kan iedere Nederlandse politicus getui…

De Israelische Terreur 249

De Wereldomroep bericht: 'Arrestatie neonazi's schokt Israël
Door correspondent Joop Meijers
Hoe is het mogelijk dat in de joodse staat Israël neonazi's opereren? Dat is de vraag waar Israël mee worstelt na de arrestatie van acht jongeren die worden verdacht van neonazistische en racistische acties. De van origine uit Rusland afkomstige jongeren, in de leeftijd van 16 tot 24 jaar, zouden onder meer buitenlandse gastarbeiders, homoseksuelen, drugsverslaafden en orthodoxe joden in elkaar hebben getrapt, hakenkruizen hebben geklad op synagogen en Hitlers verjaardag hebben gevierd…. Professor Zimmerman van de Hebreeuwse Universiteit, een controversiële man in Israël, meent dat de neonazistische praktijken van de jongeren en in het bijzonder het fysiek geweld tegen de 'ander' die zwakker is, een symptoom is van een ziekte waaraan de hele maatschappij lijdt: "Israël is een gewelddadig land, waar de joodse meerderheid de Arabische minderheid onderdrukt. Deze jongeren, d…

The Empire 274

'A Coup Has Occurred' By Daniel Ellsberg I think nothing has higher priority than averting an attack on Iran, which I think will be accompanied by a further change in our way of governing here that in effect will convert us into what I would call a police state.
If there’s another 9/11 under this regime … it means that they switch on full extent all the apparatus of a police state that has been patiently constructed, largely secretly at first but eventually leaked out and known and accepted by the Democratic people in Congress, by the Republicans and so forth.
Will there be anything left for NSA to increase its surveillance of us? … They may be to the limit of their technical capability now, or they may not. But if they’re not now they will be after another 9/11.
And I would say after the Iranian retaliation to an American attack on Iran, you will then see an increased attack on Iran – an escalation – which will be also accompanied by a total suppression of dissent in this country…

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Students demonstrate on the Columbia University campus where Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was set to speak during his stay in New York. (Photo: Lucas Jackson / Reuters

'Ahmadinejad in New York: "The Iranian President Doesn't Want to Become Isolated."
Simon Piel Interviews Didier Billion
Le Nouvel Observateur

Le Nouvel Observateur: What is the meaning of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to New York in light of his latest statements about the nuclear bomb?
Didier Billion: His latest statements indicate that the Iranian president has a new concern to not allow himself to be isolated on the international scene. There are two tendencies within the Iranian state apparatus. That of the president is radical and firm. The other tendency emanates from parliamentarians and leaders such as [Akbar Hashemi] Rafsanjani or [Mohammad] Khatami. The latter two have publicly criticized the president on several occasions, deeming that his gesticulations will end up isolating the count…

De Israelische Terreur 248

Links op de foto ziet u Kholoud Ajarma van het Lajee Center, het cultureel centrum van het Aida vluchtelingenkamp nabij Bethlehem. Rechts van haar zit de Britse fotograaf Rich Wiles die Palestijnse kinderen leert fotograferen. Rich stuurde me gisteren deze email:

'Behind the Wall – 'What kind of Peace?'

Sena and Mahmoud grabbed their three children and rushed to the bathroom. Once inside the young couple closed the door quickly and laid their beloved children in the bath tub. The bath was dry. The children aged four, two, and just one year old screamed hysterically. Sena closed the toilet lid and sat on it. At least sitting there she was not in direct line of the bathroom's fragile wooden door. Mahmoud collected what little food was in the house and also took that into their hiding place. It is the holy month of Ramadan so fresh food shopping is done daily meaning the family had little in the way of stocks. Back in the bathroom he perched on the edge of the bath next to…

11 september 2001 (32)

De Guardian: 9/11 - the big cover-up?
Even the chair of the 9/11 Commission now admits that the official evidence they were given was 'far from the truth'.
Peter Tatchell

Six years after 9/11, the American public have still not been provided with a full and truthful account of the single greatest terror attack in US history.
What they got was a turkey. The 9/11 Commission was hamstrung by official obstruction. It never managed to ascertain the whole truth of what happened on September 11 2001.
The chair and vice chair of the 9/11 Commission, respectively Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, assert in their book, Without Precedent, that they were "set up to fail" and were starved of funds to do a proper investigation. They also confirm that they were denied access to the truth and misled by senior officials in the Pentagon and the federal aviation authority;and that this obstruction and deception led them to contemplate slapping officials with criminal charges.
Despite the many pu…

De Israelische Terreur 247

Experience a dynamic and intensive eight day exploration of Israel's struggle for survival and security in the Middle East today.

Briefings by Mossad officials and Shin Bet commanders.
Briefing by officers in the IDF Intelligence and Operations branches.
Inside tour of the IAF unit who carries out targeted killings.
Live exhibition of penetration raids in Arab territory.
Observe a trial of Hamas terrorists in an IDF military court.
First hand tours of the Lebanese front-line military positions and the Gaza border check-points.
Inside tour of the controversial Security Fence and secret intelligence bases.
Meeting Israel's Arab agents who infiltrate the terrorist groups and provide real-time intelligence.
Briefing by Israel's war heros who saved the country.
Meetings with senior Cabinet Ministers and other key policymakers.
Small airplane tour of the Galilee, Jeep rides in the Golan hights, water activities on Lake Kinneret, a cook-out barbecue and a Shabbat enjoying the rich religious…

De Israelische Terreur 246

The boy and the tank: The picture shows an Israeli tank which marched towards a Palestinian street to crush a demonstration by the Palestinians. It sprayed the demonstrators with bullets resulting in 14 serious injuries. Then Faris Odeh (13) charged against it. Faris started throwing stones at it. Faris later on died in unrelated incident.

Haaretz bericht:

'It could explode at some stage'
Tom Segev
The Qassam rockets being fired into Sderot and the surrounding area from the Gaza Strip have prompted calls to punish Gaza's population and even to expel a few thousand of them from the area of the Israeli border. There is, of course, another - reverse - possibility, which no one is considering today: in their distress, a few hundred thousand Palestinians march to the border, tear down the fences, breach the walls and invade Israel in a gigantic demonstration of unarmed civilians. Exactly two years before the Six-Day War, prime minister and defense minister Levi Eshkol was appre…

Eitan Bronstein

Dit is Eitan Bronstein in zijn kantoortje in Tel Aviv waar we hem spraken. Een dapper mens, een joods-Israelische activist van de organisatie Zochrot. Eitan zet zich samen met andere Israeli's in voor de bewustwording onder joods Israelis van het feit dat in 1948 een massale etnische zuivering in zijn land heeft plaatsgevonden en vervolgens honderden Palestijnse dorpen door de zionisten met de grond gelijk zijn gemaakt. Het inzien van de eigen verantwoordelijkheid voor deze misdaad ziet Bronstein als de eerste stap op weg naar verzoening met de Palestijnen. Zonder begrip voor het Palestijnse lijden is geen oplossing mogelijk.Zie: En:

De Israelische Terreur 245

De Israelische terreur kent een lange traditie. Ik ontving deze email: 'Dear Friends,

Some amongst you may not yet know these shocking facts. For others who know them already, it might be useful to have them in one list, although it is not complete. I am missing for instance the attack on the King David hotel and the murder of the eminent UN representative Count Folke Bernadotte committed by members of the Sterngang under leadership of Yitzhak Shamir. Please let me know if there are more of these facts which can complete this list. I think it is important information which should be spread.

Best wishes,

By Sam Kabbani

Below are some rarely-mentioned facts about the relationship between Zionism and modern-day terrorism: 1. The first aircraft hijacking was carried out by Israel in 1954 against a Syrian civilian airliner. 2. Grenades in cafes: first used by Zionists against Palestinians in Jerusalem on 17 March 1937. 3. Delayed-action, electrically timed mines in crowded marketplaces: f…

Westers Terrorisme 8

Bijna twee jaar geleden, op 9 december 2005, schreef ik dit:'Deze foto staat op de website van Aegis Specialist Risk Management, een Brits uitzendbureau van huurlingen, volgens eigen zeggen in dienst van de Amerikaanse regering. Werknemers van deze organisatie maakten een video waarop te zien is hoe ze volstrekt willekeurige Irakese burgers beschieten. Onder die beeldopnamen heeft dit tuig muziek van Elvis Presley gezet. 'AEGIS is contracted in Iraq by the US Government to provide a wide variety of services including, critically, the protection of both civilian and military personnel travelling throughout the country, in a very hostile environment under circumstances of often great personal danger. Typically in one week, Aegis carries out over 100 escort assignments covering approximately 18,000 miles. AEGIS' personnel have substantial military and peacekeeping experience and all operate under strict and accountable Rules of Engagement of the Coalition Military (CENTCOM), …

De Israelische Terreur 244

A dark future ahead: Palestinian children hold traditional Ramadan lamps during a march organized by Hamas in Gaza City, September 2007. (Wissam Nassar/MaanImages)

'Dehumanizing the Palestinians Ali Abunimah,
The Electronic Intifada, Sep 21, 2007

The Israeli cabinet has voted to declare the occupied Gaza Strip a "hostile entity," thus in its own eyes permitting itself to cut off the already meagre supplies of electricity (needed among other things to pump water), fuel and other basic necessities that it allows the Strip's inmates to receive. The decision was quickly given backing by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.Israel is the occupying power in the Gaza Strip, despite having removed its settlers in 2005 and transforming the area, home to 1.5 million mostly refugee Palestinians, into the world's largest open-air prison which it besieges and fires into from the perimeter. Under international law Israel is responsible for the well-being of the people whose liv…

De Israelische Terreur 243

Heeft u dit bericht uitgebreid geanalyseerd en toegelicht gezien in de Nederlandse commerciele massamedia?

'Israel still refuses to put its nuclear program under international purview.

Israel was criticized at 144-nation atomic energy conference for not putting its nuclear program under international purview.

Besides Washington, only Israel voted against the resolution while 53 nations backed it and 47 abstained.
The remaining nations were absent for the highly unusual vote - only the second in the 16 years the issue has been on the agenda of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Up to last year, the resolution on "Application of IAEA Safeguards in the Middle East" had been adopted by consensus, but in 2006, and again this year, Israeli objections forced a vote.
This year, Israel opposed two paragraphs - one calling all nations in the Middle East "not to develop, test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons," the other urging nuclear weapons states to "refrain fr…

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'Kissinger Admits Iran Attack Is About Oil

"So what?, we need the oil," sneer deluded Neo-Cons as oil prices explode due to orchestrated artificial scarcity
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet

In a new op-ed, Bilderberg luminary Henry Kissinger admits that U.S. hostility against Iran is not about the threat of nuclear proliferation, but as part of a larger agenda to seize Iranian oil supplies. But the true meaning behind this is lost on Neo-Cons, who are still deluded into thinking that Americans benefit from the imperial looting of natural resources in the middle east.'

In a Washington Post op-ed, Former US Secretary of State Kissinger comes clean on the true motives behind the planned military assault on Iran.
"An Iran that practices subversion and seeks regional hegemony - which appears to be the current trend - must be faced with lines it will not be permitted to cross. The industrial nations cannot accept radical forces dominating a region on which their economies d…

De Israelische Terreur 242

Ik maakte deze foto van Israelische munitie in het Lajee Center, het cultureel centrum van het Palestijnse vluchtelingenkamp Aida nabij Bethlehem. De grote hulzen zijn fragmentatiebommen gevuld met ijzeren kogels voorzien van een rubber laagje. Kinderen van het kamp zijn door de Israelische munitie gedood. Jaren geleden zag ik in het grootste Palestijnse ziekenhuis in Oost Jeruzalem Palestijnse kinderen sterven als gevolg van deze munitie. De Nederlandse regering en overgrote meerderheid van onze parlementsleden steunen deze Israelische terreur middels economische, militaire, diplomatieke en politieke steun aan 'de joodse natie'.

Haaretz bericht:

'Jews are capable of acting like neo-Nazis
By Meron Rappaport

Last week, as all the Israeli television networks were broadcasting pictures of the "neo-Nazi" teenagers attacking random victims, public attention inevitably turned to the attackers. It is difficult to imagine a neo-Nazi group operating here, in the Jewish State.…

De Dollar Hegemonie 34

'Fears of dollar collapse as Saudis take fright
By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, International Business Editor Telegraph

Saudi Arabia has refused to cut interest rates in lockstep with the US Federal Reserve for the first time, signalling that the oil-rich Gulf kingdom is preparing to break the dollar currency peg in a move that risks setting off a stampede out of the dollar across the Middle East.

China threatens 'nuclear option' of dollar sales

Ben Bernanke has placed the dollar in a dangerous situation, say analysts

"This is a very dangerous situation for the dollar," said Hans Redeker, currency chief at BNP Paribas.

"Saudi Arabia has $800bn (£400bn) in their future generation fund, and the entire region has $3,500bn under management. They face an inflationary threat and do not want to import an interest rate policy set for the recessionary conditions in the United States," he said.

The Saudi central bank said today that it would take "appropriate measures&…

The Empire 272

'Oil and Betrayal in Iraq
by George Lakoff

Alan Greenspan should know. It was oil all along. The former head of the Federal Reserve writes in his memoir, The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World, “I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil.” Greenspan even advised Bush that “taking Saddam Hussein out was essential” to protect oil supplies.
Yes, we suspected it. In a deep sense, many of us knew it, just as those in Washington did. But now it’s in our face. Greenspan put the mother of all facts in front of our noses, and we can no longer be in denial. The US invaded Iraq for the oil.
Think about what it means for our troops and for the people of Iraq. Our troops were told, and believed because they trusted their president, that they were in Iraq to protect America, to protect their families, their homes, their friends and neighbors, our democracy. But they were betrayed . Those troops fought and died an…

Iran 165

Een interessante analyse:

'Why Bush won't attack Iran

Despite saber-rattling, and the Washington buzz that a strike is coming, the president doesn't intend to bomb Iran. Cheney may have other ideas.
By Steven Clemons

WASHINGTON -- During a recent high-powered Washington dinner party attended by 18 people, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft squared off across the table over whether President Bush will bomb Iran.
Brzezinski, former national security advisor to President Carter, said he believed Bush's team had laid a track leading to a single course of action: a military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities. Scowcroft, who was NSA to Presidents Ford and the first Bush, held out hope that the current President Bush would hold fire and not make an already disastrous situation for the U.S. in the Middle East even worse.
The 18 people at the party, including former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, then voted with a show of hands for either Brzezinski's or …

De Israelische Terreur 241

Op weg naar Nabloes. De terreur van het Israelische leger, kapot geschoten Palestijnse woningen. De Palestijnse bevolking op de Westbank kan niet vrij reizen van de ene plaats naar de andere. De Palestijnse bevolking in Gaza kan Gaza niet uit, de bezetting gaat in een andere vorm verder, omsingeling.
Een VN-medewerker die de bezetting en de daaraan gekoppelde terreur documenteert, verklaarde aan het eind van het gesprek dat wij met hem hadden dat de wereld straks niet kan zeggen dat men van niets geweten heeft. Hij zond ons gisteren het volgende bericht:'Le Monde diplomatique
Palestine: a policy of deliberate blindness
How The World Backed Itself Into A Corner

Le Monde diplomatique
Last year President Jacques Chirac asked Régis Debray to study the situation in the Middle East . On 15 January 2007 Debray sent the French authorities the following document on Palestine . It is an important key to understanding a long policy drift whose results are now obvious.
Dennis Ross, formerly the Un…

De Israelische Terreur 240

Op weg naar Nabloes op de bezette Westbank. Terwijl ik in gezelschap van Nederlandse juristen, allen expert op het gebied van het internationaal recht, op mijn beurt wachtte voor toestemming om door een militaire controlepost te kunnen, was ik getuige van de vernedering van een Palestijnse taxichauffeur door Israelische militairen. Het treiteren ging zeker een kwartier door. Als deze chaffeur, die alleen zijn werk doet, protesteert tegen deze behandeling kunnen de Israelische bezetters de controlepost een daglang voor iedere Palestijn sluiten. Toen we afgelopen donderdag het vluchtelingenkamp Balata in Nabloes bezochten konden we miltrailleurvuur horen in een nabijgelegen vluchtelingenkamp waar het Israelische leger was binnengedrongen.

De International Herald Tribune bericht over deze inval

´Israel concludes a sweep in Nablus
By Steven Erlanger
Published: September 21, 2007

JERUSALEM: Israeli forces concluded a four-day operation in Nablus on Friday, capturing a senior Hamas commander who…