Monday, April 22, 2013

Israel Seeking to Station Strike Force in Turkey

"Israel Seeking to Station Strike Force in Turkey" British Sunday Times reports that Israel's National Security Advisor Amidror  to meet with Turkish officials to convince them to allow the stationing of a
base and training facilities in Turkish territory in exchange for advanced technologies. Against the background of the reconciliation between Israel and Turkey, theBritish newspaper Sunday Times is reporting today that Israel intends to askTurkey to station a base and training facilities in its territory, from
which it could operate in the event that it will have to attack Iran.In exchange, Israel will transfer advanced missile systems and observationtechnologies to Turkey. According to the reports, Turkey is interested inthe Arrow interception system as well as electro-optic systems produced byEl-Op, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems.Discussions will begin this week between the two countries, during whichIsrael's National Security Advisor, Ya'akov Amidror, will arrive to Ankaraand will attempt to convince Turkey to agree to the stationing of astrategic strike force at the Turkish Akinci airbase, located northeast ofAnkara. Amidror is expected to offer Turkey an advanced electronic warfaresystem produced by Elta, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).Amidror will also attempt to finalize the details of the reimbursementagreement with Turkey for the families of the nine Turkish civilians killedduring the Marmara incident of May 2010.
Prior to the rift between the countries, the IAF trained in Turkey'sairspace and used the Akinci airbase, and Turkish pilots trained in Israelifacilities in Israel's Negev region.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Canada versus the UN
Nidhi Tandon (2013-04-17)

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The UN Special Rapporteur Olivier De Schutter exposed the ‘appallingly poor’ record of the Canadian government on the abuse of the rights of Canada’s indigenous peoples. In a vengeful and contemptuous response the Canadian government withdrew from a United Nations convention that fights droughts and desertification.

Central African Republic: the hidden hands behind ‘yet another good coup’
An analysis of the factors that produced the recent coup d’etat in the Central African Republic reveals the interests of France, the US and neo-colonial African forces More...
Whatever the driving force behind this coup a feeling of déjà vu provokes suspicions. Even if Washington was behind this regime change, France was aware of the entire operation. The spokesperson of an armed group who calls news agencies from Paris is inevitably known by the secret services, and is given the green light to do soMore...

Embassy Describes Israel as Main Organizer of Anti-Iran Conventions in Baku
News number: 9107160914 14:42 | 2013-04-15
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Embassy in Baku said Israel is orchestrating
anti-Iran conventions in the Azeri capital, and further warned Tel Aviv
against plots to disrupt the friendly relations between the neighboring
countries of Iran and Azerbaijan.Last month, the so-called Convention of the South Azerbaijan National
Liberation Movement was held in Baku and some of the participants expressed
hostile remarks against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Baku regrets publication of anti-Iran article in Azeri newspaper
ZIONAZI SHLOMO AT INSS ADVOCATES ARMING REBELS IN SYRIA TO BRING ASSAD DOWN... Shlomo Brom advocates arming the Syrian rebels to bring Assad down 
Some in Israel may feel that the current civil war in Syria serves Israel’s
interests because it keeps Syria from representing a serious military
threat. However, Syria stopped being a significant military threat to Israel
some time ago, whereas the ongoing civil war can only increase the risk of
military threats of a different kind, if Syria becomes a failed state, which
would impact negatively on regional stability. Thus, it is in Israel’s
interest that the civil war end as soon as possible and that a central,
moderate Islamic regime take control of the country. The question then is:
how does one break the military stalemate between the regime and the rebels
in favor of the moderate rebels, thereby creating an opportunity for a
decision in the military struggle or, alternately, promoting a political
resolution? While Israel cannot do this, it is important that decision
makers in Israel understand the options and deliberate them with allies in
the international community.In order of escalation, the options for breaking the stalemate are: liftingthe West’s embargo on supplying the rebels with arms, establishing no-fly
zones for the Syrian air force, and providing the rebels with aerial
In conclusion, the extension of the fighting in Syria does not serve Israel’s
interests. Lifting the embargo on supplying the moderate factions with
weapons would seem to be the only realistic option for breaking the military
stalemate, thereby helping bring an end to the crisis that is not yet in

Monday, April 15, 2013

ERITREA WATCH- Who-is-Who Within our Democracy Coated Mahber Andnet Emissaries (II) By TesfaNews,
The anonymous whistle-blower group of Eritreans that sends shock wave within the Ethiopian regime in the past by leaking the entire classifiedinformation the regime has in store against the Eritrean people and government to the public has now leaked their second batch of classifiedinformation that mainly contains names of those handful unwitting pawns in the diaspora that volunteered to serve the minority regime in exchange of some leftover crumbs.Although we can not say the information is news to the Eritrean government and its intelligence apparatus, we believe it is indeed news to the majority of the Eritrean people to know about the identity and activity of these self serving individuals.Read More »
Losing hearts and minds – the ‘dangerous price of ignoring Syria’?
President Obama has “doggedly resisted” US engagement in Syria, despite the killing of over 70,000 and the plight of over a million refugees, says a prominent analyst and former administration official.
[ed note:the above is pure bs!!!
“That is because Syria challenges a central aim of Obama’s foreign policy: shrinking the U.S. footprint in the Middle East and downplaying the region’s importance to global politics,”writes Vali Nasr, dean of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. “Doing more on Syria would reverse the U.S. retreat from the region.”Washington is providing considerable amounts of humanitarian assistance,(ed note:weapons,technology,and logistics) reports suggest.“Yet because of security concerns, the United States can’t advertise its successes, undermining what has always been regarded as one of the goals of American aid: to win hearts and minds,” The Washington Post’s Liz Sly, reports from Aleppo:It is a battle the United States appears to be losing. On a two-day visit to the unnamed international agency’s projects in the province of Aleppo, it was clear that Syrians don’t know that the United States is helping them and that hostility toward the United States is deepening.But among Western donors, “there is no doubt that America has taken the lead,” according to Wissam Tarif, who oversees the provision of aid for the Syrian Opposition Coalition. “And for the U.S., it shows courage to be pushing organizations to operate in this area.”Analysts believe that the Western democracies’ reluctance to provide military assistance (ed note;allows them plausible deniability) isgiving a clear advantage to violent Islamists, the Muslim Brotherhood and other illiberal forces at the expense of Syrian moderates and liberals.(ed notes:us allowed its allies to use violent etxremist factions and jihadists to destroy and disintegrate the states infrastructure,(moderates and so called liberals couldnt achieve that goal)wich will require later western loans to rebuild,if Assad is overthrown)
[[[[[[[[[[“It is time the U.S. took over from Qatar and Saudi Arabia in organizing the Syrian opposition into a credible political force — failure to do that accounts for the chaos that has paralyzed the group,” writes Nasr, author of the forthcoming book The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat.]]]]]“America should build ties with the Free Syrian Army with the goal of denying extremist groups the ability to dominate the armed resistance and gaining influence with groups that will dominate Syria’s future,” he argues. “It was failing to build those ties in Afghanistan that allowed the resistance groups who opposed the Soviet Union to disintegrate into the Taliban and Al Qaeda.”
[ed note;more on vali nasr from john hopkins and Syria..zionist,neocons,cia front weigh in on zio - THENAKEDFACTS  Can 'Dispensable Nation' still be democracy's 'ven... - thenakedfacts i should mention vali nasr is also a member of the CFR'S iran crisis group !

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Prosecutors Work To Keep Lid on $57M Corruption Case
Paul Berger, Forward, April 11, 2013
Federal prosecutors are trying to prevent a jury from hearing evidence that an alleged $57m fraud at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which processes Holocaust claims, is larger than thought. The prosecutors request that defense attorneys be barred from “eliciting testimony or introducing evidence at trial concerning purported improprieties in the Claims Conference’s administration of other compensation programs, including Germany’s Slave Labor Program and the Fund for Victims of Medical Experiments and Other Injuries. The prosecutors are also trying to prevent defense lawyers from arguing that the German government was negligent and therefore partially to blame for the fraud. Twenty-eight people, including nine former Claims Conference employees, have already pleaded guilty to fraud, and some of them to witness tampering. Nine of those people have been sentenced, some to more than one year in jail, and ordered to pay fines and restitution totaling millions of dollars. Since the fraud was first uncovered in 2010, the FBI have identified over 5,000 fraudulent claims made against of the Hardship Fund, which makes a one-off payment of about $3,500 to people who were forced to evacuate during WW2, and the Article 2 Fund, which pays a monthly pension of $400 to needy survivors who lived in hiding or under a false identity for at least 18 months during the war. The three accused are alleged to have been part of a wide-ranging scheme in which thousands of people from the FSU submitted applications and documents that were later altered or supported by forged papers in support of fraudulent claims.
POMED Notes: Senate Hearing “U.S. Policy Toward Syria”

The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations held a hearing titled “U.S. Policy Toward Syria” with testimony provided by U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, State Department Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Elizabeth Jones, and Treasury Department Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes Daniel Glaser. Chairman Robert Menendez(D-NJ) presided.
For full event notes continue reading, or click here for the PDF.
(zionist,cuban mafia)Senator Menendez stated that the purpose of the hearing was to explore the potential for a more active U.S. role in the conflict in Syria, not necessarily through military engagement but through “coordinated international relations that [come] with a clearly articulated strategy.” Syria’s U.S. interests are being threatened by the possible use or proliferation of chemical weapons, a state-wide spiral into extremism in a post-Assad Syria, the collapse of the state and destabilization of regional allies, and the spillover of sectarian strife into neighboring states. “We cannot allow Assad’s end to trigger more instability,” Mendenez cautioned and suggested the U.S. offer military assistance to the opposition in order to establish a better working relationship with the future Syrian leadership. He also noted that he will be introducing legislation in the coming weeks to provide military assistance to opposition forces.
[ed note;a zionist nazi wants to openly militarily aid rebels,as opposed to covertly as has been going for almost two years...anyone else surprised at the nicaraguan model these ziocons have for syrias disintegration?
Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) expressed concern over the growth of extremist elements within the opposition and asked Ambassador Ford how the U.S. was making sure its support wasn’t going to be used against Americans in the future.  Ford responded that a stable government offers the best chance to prevent chemical weapons proliferation and isolate extremists.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) asked the panel what the U.S. national interest in the conflict was and whether there existed a Syrian national identity “for people to rally around.” Acting Assistant Secretary Jones stated that the U.S. interests were ensuring the safety of regional allies, preventing Syria from becoming a terrorist haven, and preventing the proliferation of Syria’s large chemical weapons stockpile. Ambassador Ford assured Senator Rubio that a Syrian national identity had emerged based on a multi-confessional, multi-ethnic nature and pride and reiterated that the U.S. must support moderate forces to maintain order and tolerance in post-Assad Syria.
Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) asked the panel how U.S. aid is reaching the opposition. Ambassador Ford stated that getting aid to the Syrian people was not easy, [[[[but suggested networks had become stronger over the past year and the U.N.’s role facilitating aid was incredibly useful.]]]]]
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) questioned the branding of U.S. aid and whether it was helping in the way that is most needed. “Do they want more? Of course,” said Ambassador Ford, expressing that the Syrian opposition is greatly appreciative of U.S. support but frustrated that the U.S. cannot ensure a simple solution to ending the conflict.
Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) inquired whether disproportionate Alawite representation in the command of Syria’s army would hamper prospects for a negotiated settlement and perpetuate a survivalist strategy. Ambassador Ford agreed and insisted that this was one of the reasons a negotiated settlement would be the best means of securing a peaceful political transition.
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) argued that Ambassador Ford’s assessment contradicted his own observations and conversations with refugees. “I understand why they’re bitter,” he said, asserting that the U.S. was breeding “Palestinian-type” resentment in the refugee camps by not using its military ability to protect civilians. McCain asked Ambassador Ford whether the U.S. should support a no-fly zone, to which Ford responded that only a negotiated political solution would provide a “durable solution” to the conflict. “Negotiated settlements come about when people believe they can’t win,” McCain retorted, and argued that the U.S. must “neutralize” Assad’s air power.

Friday, April 12, 2013

[ed notes;dear readers,i am not at full capacity nort even half,id say more like 2% , having huge format issues,and browser issues as give you an idea of how agravvating this is,know it took me half an hour just to write this here =( anway since im super busy with my physical therapy(due to few fractured ribs),i dont have time to fix this fast enough..anyway no browsers but safari work for me(i tried ie,opera,firefox and many more..none are good for my system..only safari,however they(apple)has discpntinued their updates to windows..anyway too many details,suffice to say,ill try to have this remedied over next two weeks,so i can resume my normal blogging activities at full capacity..bear with me..when its ready ill unload massively ,until then ill try to post a few here and there(wich each post taking me like half hour(ridicullous,aggravating,driving me nuts) Peace unto you all..

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The U.S. War on Communism, Drugs, and Terrorism in Colombia
[ed note:this is lengthy so im citing small excerpt only,click link for whole piece...

[[[[[Biological warfare]]]]]
One major objective of Plan Colombia has been the destruction of coca fields by aerial chemical fumigation, thus impacting the cocaine trade at its source. Glyphosate, the chemical substance used to fumigate illicit crops and known by its brand name Roundup, was originally patented and produced by the U.S. agricultural corporation, Monsanto. Monsanto classifies Glyphosate as a “mild” herbicide, but the World Health Organization classified it as “extremely poisonous.” [6] Roundup is sold over the counter in the United States as an herbicide that carries the warning,Roundup will kill almost any green plant that is actively growing. Roundup should not be applied to bodies of water such as ponds, lakes or streams…After an area has been sprayed with Roundup, people and pets (such as cats and dogs) should stay out of the area until it is thoroughly dry…If Roundup is used to control undesirable plants around fruit or nut trees, or grapevines, allow twenty-one days before eating the fruits or nuts. [7]In Colombia, two additives, Cosmo-Flux 411 and Cosmo InD, are added to the lethal cocktail, [[[[[[[[which increase its toxicity four-fold ]]]]] and [[[[[[produce what is known as Roundup Ultra, or as some call it “Colombia’s Agent Orange.”]]]]] [8] In addition, the concentrations in the mixtures prepared by the Colombian military (under the guidance of their U.S. colleagues) are five times stronger than is recognized as safe for aerial application by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). [9] This product is regularly sprayed over inhabited areas, farmland, livestock, and areas of invaluable biodiversity. [10] The National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, a Federal Advisory Committee to the EPA, issued a letter on July 19, 2001 stating, “Aerial spraying of the herbicide has caused eye, respiratory, skin and digestive ailments; destroyed subsistence crops; sickened domestic animals; and contaminated water supplies.” [11] Even anti-drug development projects, including ones funded by USAID, the United Nations, the Colombian government and international NGOs, have been destroyed by fumigation. One of many examples is that of COSURCA, an organic coffee cooperative founded to provide peasant farmers with an alternative to coca cultivation. COSURCA was prepared in 2005 and again in 2007, and ended up destroying the coffee crop and the project’s organic certification for future crops. [12]As well as the clear human health, food security, and environmental risks involved in the fumigation campaign, it has also been a massive failure in achieving its stated goal of eradicating the coca crop. Coca, unlike most other food crops, is quite resistant to aerial spraying of glyphosate. Many farmers, who are destined to have their food crops destroyed are left with few options when coca is all that will grow on their land after the spraying of glyphosate has been applied. Ironically, the fumigation campaign has therefore provided an added stimulus to coca cultivation. [13]  [[[[[[Conclusions]]]]]]
[[[[[[[It is established that U.S. “war on terrorism” policies in Colombia and beyond further alienate the populations of countries, where they are implemented and swell the ranks of the militarized “terrorist” forces the United States claims to be fighting.]]]]]] [[[[[[[ Nevertheless, the purpose of this war, like the war on drugs and the war on communism before it, is the creation of a façade that justifies U.S. economic imperialism.]]]]]]] [[[[[[[[The ‘terrorists,’ therefore, like the ‘narcoguerrillas’, play a crucial role in maintaining this façade. The United States’s Colombia policy is certainly aimed at making sure footed left-wing insurgent groups never have to face the gain of strength or political unity necessary to overthrow the state. These groups are also a necessary to have as an enemy, just as the continuation of the internal conflict is necessary, to justify continued U.S. military training, aid and intrusion in the affairs of the strategically located, oil and resources of this rich Andean state.]]]]]]][ed notes;click link for whole article..p.s. i urge my readers to look or google ,search for a documentary(its also on netflix) called Plan Colombia cashing in on the drug war william brownfield(ex amb to Venezuela declare on record theres no proof the areal spraying in Colombia has any negative effects on enviroment,health,and communities,wich documentary then has experts expose as an outrigth lie....
Constitutional Court defends Anti-discrimination Law

Constitutional Court defends Anti-discrimination Law  

Colombia's Constitutional Court on Wednesday struck down a lawsuit disputing the constitutionality of the the Anti-discrimination Law under the grounds that indigenous groups were not adequately consulted.The rejected lawsuit sought to attack the law on the grounds that it failed to consult the indigenous and Afro-Colombian minority groups before its ratification. The court ruled that, in this case, prior consultation with minority communities was not required because the law intended to protect society as a whole. A prior consultation only applies to administrative or legislative measures that directly affect those communities.Law 1482, better known as the Anti-discrimination Law, classifies crimes of a racist, homophobic, or xenophobic nature, as well as genocide denial. It protects the rights of those who may be subject to discrimination based on racial or ethnic status.Another lawsuit, still pending the court's decision, attacks from a different angle. The lawyer Victor Velasquez argues that it is "unconstitutional to incarcerate people for expressing their ideological, religious or moral opinions."
This motion against the Anti-discrimination Law is supported by one of Colombia's most politically powerful and controversial individuals, Inspector General Alejandro Ordoñez. Ordoñez requested that the court repeal the law because he believes it punishes racial, religious and sexual orientation-related discrimination. He claimed that the law, "violates the rights to free expression and religious freedom."

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  • The Two Faces of Class Struggle The Motor Force for Historical Regression or Advance
    by James Petras / April 10th, 2013
    One of the most important and yet most neglected determinants of the outcomes of the economic crisis and resultant deepening of social inequalities and immiseration is the ‘class struggle’. In one of his most pithy metaphors, Karl Marx referred to class struggle as ‘the motor force of history’. In this essay we will analyze the central role of class struggle, its impact and reflection in economic decisions and, most especially, the different methods and forms , according to the particular classes engaged in class struggle.
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    The Antioquia School of Engineering’s Santiago Ortega Arango writes that Canadian mining companies have recently been the targets of popular protests in “at least 10 countries”:
    “Canada is very well represented in global mining conflicts because, in large part, Canada is the home of most of the junior mining companies of the world,” says Ramsey Hart, the Canada program co-ordinator at Mining Watch, an Ottawa-based advocacy group.The reason for this, he says, is that Canada has a favourable environment for high-risk, speculative investments, the kind that drives international mineral exploration.Unlike the U.S. Alien Tort Statute, which allows foreign citizens to bring American companies to U.S. courts for abuses committed in a foreign country, there are no mechanisms to hold Canadian companies overseas accountable for their social and environmental policies. ‘We’ve just completely dropped that ball,’ Ramsey says.
    Poverty makers
    Alnoor Ladha and Martin Kirk of /The Rules and Joe Brewer of Cognitive Policy Works argue that global poverty is created by an “industry that includes private companies, think tanks, media outlets, government policies, and more”:“This isn’t to suggest that there’s a dark, smoky room somewhere in which a small cabal plots to cause immeasurable misery just because they can. This isn’t a conspiracy theory. In truth, it happens in big boardrooms and political conferences, where people create rules and execute strategies to ‘maximise self-interest’ as economists say, by extracting wealth from others. This is largely driven by a maniacal focus on short-term profit or advantage while ignoring one of its primary effects – the impoverishment of hundreds of millions of people. Wilful ignorance, though, as any legal scholar will tell you, is no defence in law. It’s about time we applied the same standard to our economic rules and realities.”
    Uranium discontent
    Agence France-Presse reports on a protest held by about 2,000 students against French nuclear giant Areva in Niger’s capital:“Marchers held aloft placards saying ‘No to exploitation and neo-colonialism’ and ‘No to Areva’.‘The partnership in the mining of uranium is very unbalanced to the detriment of our country,’ said Mahamadou Djibo Samaila, secretary general of the Union of Niamey University Students that organised the protest.…The government of Niger, one of Africa’s poorest countries, complained late last year that its four-decade-old deal with Areva to mine its vast uranium deposits was unfair and should be changed.”
    War without borders
    Radio France Internationale reports that France’s three-month old military operations in Mali could spill over into other African countries:“ ‘We can’t think “Mali.” We have to think “Sahel” and beyond,’ said a French general. ‘Armed groups are going to operate from other countries in the region. In Libya alone, there are nearly 300 katibas. We made the jihadis’ GPS boxes talk and found frequent return trips between the Adrar des Ifoghas and southwestern Libya via the Salvador Pass in northern Niger. What’s more, we overheard conversations at the start of our operation in which al-Shabaab in Somalia offered to help al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.’ ” [Translated from the French.][ed note;pure bulls#it!Consider one of Frances main allies ''Qatar'' has been backing Somalias al shabaab for years(and now Qatar trains the Somalian armed forces under the latest illegitimate transitional puppet govt)...why is France silent on Qatars role in Somalia ,we all know why...
    Chilean court has ordered Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold to suspend construction on its “massive” Pascua-Lama project:“Barrick stock fell 8.6 per cent to a new 52-week low of $24.81 per share on Wednesday after the appeals court said Pascua-Lama should be halted as it reviewed complaints by local communities that the project is polluting groundwater and rivers in the Atacama desert region, one of the driest areas on earth.…A court source in Chile told Reuters that the appeal could take several months, and the dispute will probably end up in the Chilean Supreme Court.…Set at about 5,500 metres above sea level, the project is being built at the peak of the Andes mountain range between Chile and Argentina and is at once lauded as an engineering feat and decried as an environmental scar on ancient and pristine glaciers.”

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    Mohawk Nation News 'Royal Proclamation 1763'
    MNN. Apr. 10, 2013.  Royal Proclamation of 1763 is a guideline for European settlement on Great Turtle Island. It guarantees Indigenous independent nationhood, sovereignty and ownership of Onowaregeh. We are not part of the settler colony. All lands must be ceded by treaty. So far none has been. No law of the settlers overrules it. Our rights can never be terminated. We never consented to the Indian Act and other Admiralty “law of the seas” statutes that violate our sovereignty. The British North America Act 1867 put “Indians and lands reserved for the Indians” in a subservient relationship with Britain and its colony.
    “We have to issue this proclamation or you can’t stay”.
    Harper: “Mr. 109, I don’t see you or the Royal Proclamation.”
    Harper: "Section 109, I don't see you, or the Royal Proclamation."
    A fiduciary responsibility and international trust were set up. Settlers could live on our land and never own it. It was rental payment. The fiduciary obligation does not conflict with Indigenous title. They co-exist together and cannot be repealed. There is no mechanism to give up our inherent rights. Only murder or assimilation of every Indigenous person would jeopardize our tie to Onowaregeh. As long as one walks across the territory, it is Indigenous land. An independent neutral third party is required to fairly settle issues between us and Canada concerning our land, resources and ever-growing $60 trillion Indian Trust Fund.   [ed notes;click link for whole is another 2 articles as well to read...both are from this week as well.. Mohawk Nation News 'Fatally Flawed'  Mohawk Nation News 'Psychos Defined'

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    Qatar offers Egypt $3bn in aid, amid concerns over sectarian violence, NGO crackdown
    “Gas-rich Qatar threw Egypt another unconditional financial lifeline on Wednesday as the Arab world’s most populous nation struggles to secure an IMF loan to ease its deepening economic crisis,” Reuters reports: Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani said that Qatar would provide an extra $3 bn on top of some $5 billion the Gulf state has already given Cairo, and would extend gas supplies to Egypt this summer as needed. He said that Qatar, the biggest financial backer of Egypt’s Islamist-led government, “did not ask for anything in return” for its aid.The new financial injection could buy Egypt time as it seeks to avert social unrest over fuel shortages and food price increases during a long, hot summer in the run-up to parliamentary elections expected in October.Qatar is one of the most active regional players in providing humanitarian assistance to win hearts and minds, says Stanford University’s Lina Khatib. But the little-state-that-could has also faced criticism for funding illiberal actors,[[[[ including ultraconservative Salafist militants, during the Arab uprisings, while suppressing fundamental freedoms at home]]]].
    Egypt’s military participated in torture and killings of pro-democracy advocates,  according to a new report cited by Egypt Source. Nevertheless, the recent anti-Christian violence, which left six dead, has amplified calls for the military to reclaim power, notes a prominent analyst. Public support for a military takeover accelerated after December 5, when the Brotherhood used organized violence against protesters outside the presidential palace, with one poll suggesting that 82 percent of Egyptians want the military back in power, says [[[[[Eric Trager, an analyst with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. ]]]]]]
    “Yet despite this pro-military mood swing, the generals are staying away from direct political involvement for the time being,” he writes for the Atlantic’s Democracy Report:
    Rather than ruling, the military is focusing squarely on managing its narrow, mostly economic interests [between 15 and 40 percent of Egypt's economy]. In some cases, it is even using its vast resources to boost its image while the Brotherhood’s falters. This will help the military justify its return to power if Egypt’s current political chaos threatens its assets….. And despite occasional military statements warning that its “patience” with the Brotherhood is wearing thin, a top military leader told me that the military isn’t eager to run the country.
    Reports that the Muslim Brotherhood-backed Prime Minister Hesham Qandil is planning to amend the constitution have added to secular-liberal concerns.
    “He’s preparing amendments to be submitted to the next parliament and that’s not illegal,” said constitutional expert Raafat Fouda, adding that Qandil is using the same people who drafted the constitution or people with similar ideologies. “He should have used those who opposed the constitution for amendments because if the people he chose knew better, they would have produced a better constitution from the first place.” Mohamed El Baradei, a leading opposition figure, has offered to negotiate a settlement to the political crisis with President Mohamed Morsi on three conditions: a “neutral and credible” cabinet, an independent prosecutor general and a panel to draft a new election law, the Project for Middle East Democracy reports. (ED NOTE:POMED=NED FRONT,BARADEI ALSO IS NED TIED)
    Islamists have “hijacked” the revolution and Morsi’s policies lacked “rationalism”, Baradei said, adding that he feared a “collapse of the state.”The regime’s crackdown on NGOs and proposed restrictions on foreign funding are also promoting concern about the country’s authoritarian drift.
    “But why are foreign funds so nefarious when received by NGOs yet apparently uncontroversial when received by others?” asks a leading human rights advocate:
    The Egyptian military receives billions of dollars in aid from the United States; does that make it a subversive organization? The Egyptian government is desperately seeking foreign funds from the International Monetary Fund (IMF); is that an act of treason? Egyptian businesses are clamoring for foreign direct investment and the spending of foreign tourists; are these acts of disloyalty? Of course not, Human Rights Watch director Kenneth Roth writes for Foreign Policy:
    So why is it any more wrongful for NGOs to solicit financial support from foreign friends? Bolstered by foreign funds, the army, the government, and the business community all seek to advance their political agendas; why should only NGOs be singled out for restriction? It leaves the impression that their real sin is not accepting foreign contributions but criticizing the government and ruling party.
    The relative weakness of the democratic opposition one of the tragic surprises of the Arab revolts, Thomas Friedman writes in The New York Times, citing Marc Lynch, a Middle East expert at George Washington University:Many of the more secular, more pro-Western Egyptian political elites who could lead new center-left parties, he said, had been “co-opted by the old regime” for its own semiofficial parties and therefore “were widely discredited in the eyes of the public.” That left youngsters who had never organized a party, or a grab bag of expatriates, former regime officials, Nasserites and liberal Islamists, whose only shared idea was that the old regime must go.
    Nevertheless, since taking power, “the Brotherhood has presided over economic failure and political collapse,” said Lynch.
    “They have lost the center, they are feuding with the Salafists, and they are now down to their core 25 percent of support. There is no way they should win a fair election, which is why the opposition should be running in — not boycotting — the next parliamentary elections.” The old line that you have to wait on elections until a moderate civil society can be built is a proven failure. “You can’t teach someone to be a great basketball player by showing them videos,” he said. “They have to play — and the opposition will not become effective until they compete and lose and win again.”
    With the secular liberals in disarray, the military’s shopping/community-center facility in Suez centered on the Badr Hypermarket suggests that it may be playing a longer game.
    “In providing discounted goods to the broader population, the military is adopting an outreach model that the Muslim Brotherhood perfected long ago,” says Trager:
    Well, I asked, had President Morsi, as Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces under the new constitution, signed off on the use of public funds for building this military-run shopping complex? “He should!” the colonel responded. “If you’re the president, and there’s something in the people’s interest, should you sign off on it? If he’s smart, he’ll agree. If he doesn’t sign, he’s not smart.” (Other officers told me, off-the-record, that Morsi had not been notified of the facility’s construction, and expressed their view that the military had no obligation to alert him of this fact.)
    “No matter what the military’s intentions are, however, the Suez project is boosting its image just as the Brotherhood’s is plummeting, and it’s feeding hopes for a military coup,” he notes, even if the armed forces “won’t provide the path towards stability any more than the increasingly autocratic Muslim Brotherhood .”
    The Project for Middle East Democracy is a grantee of the National Endowment for Democracy.

    Baird's Support for Regime in Bahrain: All Part of Canada's "Royal" Foreign Policy By Yves Engler - April 10, 2013 The current Canadian government has a thing for monarchy. In fact the Conservatives seem to like it better than democracy...[S]ince the "Arab Spring" democracy struggles that began in 2011 Stephen Harper's government has gotten down right scary, apparently supporting the divine right of kings over rule by the people.»  Read more

    ZIONIST RAN BAHRAIN;LIST HEZBOLLAH AS TERRORIST ORGANIZATION! council of representatives last Wednesday to place the Lebanese party on itslist of terrorist groups.Samira Rajab, minister of state for media affairs and a spokeswoman for theBahraini government, confirmed that the meeting, headed by Prime MinisterKhalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, discussed the proposal on Hezbollah, which was put forth by Bahraini MPs. The proposal was then forwarded on to the
    kingdom’s internal and foreign ministries, in order to follow up and develop the necessary legal framework to implement it, in cooperation with thelegislative authority.Rajab, speaking in response to a question by Asharq Al-Awsat, said, “We are following (ED NOTE:ISRAHELS INSTRUCTIONS) international standards in this regard and we will apply them toprotect Bahrain from the risk of terrorist organizations.”On Sunday, the Bahraini government spokeswomen appeared before members ofthe local and international media, and spoke about a variety of issuesranging from the ongoing national dialogue to economic affairs and securityincidents.Returning to the issue of Hezbollah, the Bahraini government stressed that it is keen to protect its country’s internal front from external interference, especially from terrorist organizations that not only constitute a threat to Bahrain with their subversive acts, but to all member
    states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).Although Bahrain’s latest step came during the visit of Canada’s foreign minister John Baird, who has encouraged Manama to move forward in its steps
    to classify Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, Rajab rejected any linkbetween the step taken by the Bahraini government and American pressure. She said, “The American initiative to place Hezbollah on the terrorism list hasfailed to get off the ground. Bahrain is (NOT)genuinely suffering from these terrorist organizations.”Rajab considers the step taken by Bahrain on Sunday to be a step forward toprotect the internal security of the kingdom from the danger of terrorist organizations. She added, “What happened is a step in the right direction,namely to do what is necessary towards these dangerous terroristorganizations.” Rajab concluded by saying that Bahrain will benefit from international experience in this regard.[ed note;i dont know what planet this zionist bootlickers live on,thinking this move will shield them from stiffling majority of Bahrainis demands for a new govt?the more they tow israhell and its zionist lackeys line against resistance the more outted they become,as if thats even more possible lol
    ZIONAZI ISRAHELLI LAW CENTER USES INTIMIDATION TACTICS TO SUPRESS BOYCOTTS AGAINST APARTHEID STATE Israel-based civil rights group informs Fortune 100 pension giant against divestment proposal
    The Tel Aviv-based civil rights group Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center has written the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association – College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF) today to inform them that the adoption of a resolution boycotting Israeli firms and investments would be in direct violation of New York and Federal law. Recently, anti-Israel activists from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, submitted a resolution to the TIAA-CREF calling upon it to divest from Israeli companies. The resolution will voted upon at the fund's upcoming membership meeting.Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, the director of Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center, stressed that if the TIAA- CREF adopts the resolution it would be officially taking an extremely hostile position against the Jewish State and its companies and unfairly involving itself in the Middle East conflict."Considering that the TIAA-CREF's corporate charter limits its proper function to conducting business 'to aid and strengthen nonprofit colleges, universities' we do not understand how a biased and malicious resolution like this can properly be presented to their membership. The resolution violates standing laws, is contrary to public policy and must be abandoned," Darshan-Leitner added.In a letter sent to the pension giant's executives, Darshan-Leitner pointed out that New York law defines boycotts as "unlawful discriminatory practice" and that any decision to “refuse to buy from, sell to or trade with, or otherwise discriminate against any person, because of the…creed…[or ]national origin" is unlawful and even places secondary actors, aiding the policy, under liability.The letter noted that the Ribicoff Amendment to the Tax Reform Act of 1976 also makes it a federal violation to "participate in or cooperate with an international boycott." The BDS boycott of Israel is an extension of the continuing Arab boycott of Israel.Darshan-Leitner noted that if the anti-Israel group succeeds in having the resolution to go to a vote, she hopes that TIAA-CREF’s officers and directors will ensure that the voting participants understand that the resolution compels the TIAA-CREF to do something illegal and that, even if the resolution passes, the pension fund will be unable to comply."If the resolution passes and TIAA-CREF does not expressly disown itself of the results, Shurat HaDin will be ready to immediate bring take action to ensure the enforcement of New York’s anti-discrimination laws, take all steps to ensure enforcement of Federal anti-boycott laws and to ensure that Israeli companies are not financially harmed nor discriminated against," she said.TIAA-CREF, a Fortune 100 financial services group, is the leading retirement provider for employees in the academic and medical fields, currently serving over 3.7 million people.Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center is an Israel-based organization dedicated to enforcing basic human rights through the legal system and represents victims of terrorism in courtrooms around the world(ed notes:it actually represents the israhelli state terrorist system ,certainly not real victims of terrorism.....zionists using zionist jewish craeted ny laws to stop moral boycotts against the apartheid state crimes are evidnece zionist own us judicial system) .Letter available here:
    ISRAHELLI LAND USURPERS TO ATTEND TURKEYS WORLD FORESTRY CONFERENCE Israeli delegation to the World Forestry Conference in Turkey
    Due to an active policy of forest rehabilitation, conservation and management, Israel is the only country in the world where the amount of trees growing now is more than were growing a hundred years ago.
    (Communicated by the Ministry of foreign Affairs Spokesperson)
    The State of Israel is the only country in the world with more trees now than it had a hundred years ago. Israel joined the United Nations Forum on
    Forests a year ago as a representative of the group of Western countries.
    The State of Israel will send a delegation to the 10th Session of the UN
    Forum on Forestry held from April 8-19 in Istanbul, Turkey
    . The Israeli
    delegation includes representatives of Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs &[[[ the JNF]]]. This year's meeting will focus on forestry and economic development.Israel has been on the Forum of Forests board for a year as a representative of the group of Western countries and by virtue of this role is helping to
    manage the conference. The delegation will hold a side event on forest and landscape restoration in Israel.The State of Israel has always recognized the value of forests(ed note:they steal from Palestine) and over the years has become an innovative force in forestry. From research to theory and practice, Israel has acquired extensive knowledge and experience in forestry and ecosystems.
    [ed notes;therev you have it!Israhell the main land thief and usurper of Palestinian land (including forests)will be attending the event in Turkey!also see... Israel's theft of more Palestinian land. Israel's theft of more Palestinian land. Written by Stephen Lendman

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013

    The failure of young democracies in so many regions of the world has had enormous consequences, writes Joshua Kurlantzick. Most obviously, the renewed strength of authoritarian rule means that billions of people continue to live under repressive or pseudo-democratic hybrid regimes, deprived of the freedoms most in the West take for granted. But external actors can regain the initiative, he argues in this extract from his new book*, by adopting new approaches to democracy assistance.
    Outside actors can have the greatest impact on democratization at three critical points in the process. First, when countries are still under authoritarian rule, outside actors can play a significant role through rhetorical criticism, funding of prodemocracy dissident groups(ED NOTE:SUBVERSIVES) inside the country, or just publicly providing a different model of governance to authoritarianism, one that average citizens of an autocratic state can see. This role was played in the 1980s when the United States and Western Europe increased their rhetorical condemnation of Soviet bloc rulers, boosted their support for broadcasts into the Eastern bloc, provided exchange programs for intellectuals, and helped promote labor rights and other civil society.Once a developing nation has begun to make a transition to democracy, outside actors have their second chance to make a significant impact. In the early years of the transition, when countries normally are more aid-dependent, political culture and institutions are still in flux, and the possibility of a regression to authoritarianism remains, major donors can play a dual role: they can continue using aid money and rhetoric to demand that the countries do not regress to authoritarian rule, while simultaneously offering critical expertise in areas like developing civil society, fighting corruption, and holding and monitoring elections. With democracies so nascent, this expertise is more likely to be needed and absorbed than later on when countries like Tunisia would develop their own cadres of experts, and when politicians, labor leaders, and journalists might be more resistant to training programs from foreign nations. 
    Meanwhile, leading democracies can be using aid money and bully pulpits to try to ensure that elements from the previous authoritarian regimes do not return to power: Washington can warn the military in places like Thailand not to launch coups, link aid to benchmarks of democratization, and work with developing nations to create reasonable systems of accountability for former authoritarian leaders.  Of course, the United States, which is widely unpopular today in countries such as Egypt, needs to be cautious—if its pressure on developing nations to stick to a democratic transition becomes counterproductive, then it may be better to stay quiet, at least for a time.
    Finally, as developing countries’ democracies become more stable and mature, donors can play a third role. By this point, as in Indonesia, the Philippines, or South Africa today, the process of democratization is unlikely to be reversed, and is less dependent on aid as a percentage of its national budget. At this point developed democracies can help solidify these nations’ democracies by recognizing progress and including them in international institutions like the G-20 and other groups, citing them as examples of democratic change, and working alongside local democracy promotion specialists from these countries on the ground, as equal partners by, for example, calling on democracies like Indonesia or South Africa to send experts—in elections, budgeting, media, or other topics—to developing countries at an earlier stage of democratic development.
    Focus Spending on Best Prospects
    Democracy assistance should focus more clearly on countries where efforts can make the largest impact with limited dollars. This is not an easy trade-off, and any decision to ignore potential democratic change somewhere will be open to criticism. But it is a necessary selectiveness in an era of diminished resources and significant existing global threats including terrorism and nuclear proliferation, both of which much be addressed as well, at significant cost.  [[[[The United States should be]]]] [[[[[[ consistent in rhetorically]]]]]] upholding democracy and human rights, but focus democracy assistance on a certain spectrum of countries where democratic consolidation seems most feasible, assistance can make a greater difference, and aid can be packaged with multilateral assistance from other donors.]]]]]  Leading democracies can identify the nations ripest for democracy promotion assistance by examining them on a range of indicators, such as those used by Freedom House or the Economist Intelligence Unit, to rank countries that have begun transitions from authoritarian rule to democracy.
    [ed note:click link for whole piece...