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Friday, December 19, 2014

Washington Rejects Palestinian UN Resolution Draft

Washington, after seeing the text of the draft resolution circulating in the UN security council, Thursday, said that they had decided to not back it.
US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki stated that it is not "something that we would support", adding:

"We think others feel the same and we are calling for further consultations. The Palestinians understand that."

According to the PNN, Psaki said that her government's problem with the text is the 12-month timeline for wrapping up the peace negotiations, and the 2017 deadline for the Israeli withdrawal from the Palestinian territories.

"We wouldn't support any action that would prejudge the outcome of the negotiations or would set a specific deadline for withdrawal of security forces," Psaki further stated.

Psaki referred to Mahmoud Abbas' statement saying that he would support further consultations. She additionally stated that US Secretary of State John Kerry had been holding discussions with different parties on Thursday.

"We've been clear about what our principles are, and the fact that we could support certain forms of resolution, but those discussions are private," she said.

Washington has repeatedly vetoed Security Council resolutions seen as undermining the authority of Israel, who it claims is an American ally.

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio humiliate themselves on Cuba: Inside their Guantánamo hypocrisy

Cuban terrorists in US: ship them to Castro please

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
(R - Florida, 18th congressional district) bio

 "Rubio isn’t actually the son of Cuban refugees, he just plays one"
It was heartwarming to see so many right-wing Republicans jump to defend the concept of human rights and civil liberties yesterday. I’m speaking of their condemnation of the president’s new policy on Cuba, in case you were startled by that bizarre comment.

But it’s true. Even before the details were released outlining the terms of a diplomatic thaw after 50 long years of isolation, they were screeching in opposition to the deal on the basis of Cuba’s human rights record.

Marco Rubio was nearly frothing at the mouth he was so angry, telling anyone who would listen (meaning every cable news network) that any recognition of the Castro regime would legitimize the abuses it has perpetrated against people it considered enemies of the state.

Jeb Bush hurriedly put out a statement declaring that he was very much against rewarding “the heinous Castro brothers who have oppressed the Cuban people for decades” although he was very much for releasing Americans prisoners on Hanukkah. Lindsey Graham was hopping mad as usual, tweeting furiously that he would do everything in his power to block funding, calling the policy “an incredibly bad idea.”

 And Ted Cruz minced no words about the new policy when he said “their government can continue to detain individuals like Alan Gross indefinitely without process — as the many political prisoners still languishing in Castro’s prisons can attest.”
Cottonmouth idiot

Rubio was especially exercised, as one might expect of the son of Cuban refugees. (Unfortunately, Rubio isn’t actually the son of Cuban refugees, he just plays one in American politics — his father emigrated long before Fidel Castro was a playah.)

Still, his role as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on Western Affairs is that of a conservative Cuban human rights advocate and he went all out explaining why even after more than 50 years, the U.S. policy is bound to start working any day. It’s a matter of American moral leadership, you see:

The Cuban people — like all those oppressed around the world — they look to America to stand up for these rights, to live up to our commitment to the God-given right of every person, to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.”
These were very stirring words to be sure. But you have to wonder if any of these people have the slightest bit of self-awareness. Do they have any idea how hollow their words sound when just a week ago they were condemning our own government for releasing a report that documented America’s own human rights abuses?

 It’s absolutely true that the most notorious prison camp on the planet is in Cuba — but it’s run by the U.S. government. Guantánamo Bay is still open for business and its practices are still condemned the world over for its mistreatment of prisoners. And Ted Cruz’s lugubrious hand-wringing over the Cuban government holding people without due process would certainly be a lot more convincing if Americans hadn’t been holding innocent people for years in Cuba with no hope of ever leaving.

To think that just last week the man who is preaching today about America’s commitment to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness was exhorting us all to thank the people who used torture techniques like “rectal feeding” on prisoners in American custody:

And last week Ted Cruz was adamant that torture was a bad thing to do but declared it was even worse to admit it. Jeb Bush hasn’t weighed in on the torture report but it can safely be assumed that he’s not going to condemn his brother’s administration as a bunch of torturers.

Graham is well known for talking out of both sides of his mouth on these issues by “condemning torture”  while screeching that American citizens should be held as enemy combatants and denied constitutional rights if they are suspected of terrorism.
The Senate torture report was limited to the CIA black sites around the world. It didn’t discuss Guantánamo but there is plenty of evidence that’s been revealed in the press about the torture techniques that were employed there. Here’s just one example from a New York Times report in 2005:
F.B.I. agents wrote in memorandums that were never meant to be disclosed publicly that they had seen female interrogators forcibly squeeze male prisoners’ genitals, and that they had witnessed other detainees stripped and shackled low to the floor for many hours.
The current forced feeding program for hunger strikers is widely seen by human rights activists as a torture tactic and lawsuits here in the U.S. are currently wending their way through the system.
President Obama tried to close Guantánamo and was rebuffed by the Congress.

This was partially because the American people have been bamboozled into believing that the prisoners there are super-villains endowed with preternatural powers beyond anything normal humans possess. They’re very frightened. But it’s also clear that the government believes it would be inconvenient to lose the prison camp that holds all these secrets. And anyway, as Dick Cheney put it a few years back:
“They’re living in the tropics. They’re well fed. They’ve got everything they could possibly want.”
Fidel Castro couldn’t have said it better himself.
None of this is to say that Castro’s Cuba has been a bastion of freedom and human rights. Obviously it has not been. But Americans sound like idiots when they go around talking about abuse of prisoners in Cuba as if Guantánamo doesn’t exist.

 According to the polls, a majority of Americans are fine with all this and that’s their privilege. But when you endorse torture, the least you can do is have enough shame not to sanctimoniously lecture others about morality and high ideals of civilized behavior.

There are not "two sides." There is one occupier, one ethnic cleanser, one apartheid state, one home demolisher, one land confiscater. Before there was Hamas, Fatah, the PLO or any other group, there was land theft, ethnic cleansing & massacre of indigenous Palestinians.

Supporters of Palestine must always relate today’s massacres to the original sin of colonization of the land which Israel has claimed for its own and the dispossession of its indigenous people.

Israel makes lots of money each time it creates a massacre of Gaza where it tests its many weapons on civilians. According to the new Israeli documentary, The Lab, and interviews with past generals who are now major arms dealers, Israeli arm exports increase by $2 billion per year every time there is an attack on Gaza where weapons are "tested".
2003:The Plan for Genocide in Gaza and Judaization in Galilee-- Israel has made it clear it has no intention of turning Gaza and remnants of the West Bank into any kind of Palestinian state. A senior Israeli analyst stated bluntly in 2002 that Gaza would serve as “the penal colony” of Israel, its “Devil’s Island, Alcatraz.” This Palestinian prison is already completely surrounded by electric fences on land and sea access is blocked by the Israeli navy. A 100-meter strip on the Egyptian border, where Palestinian houses were systematically destroyed, will be maintained and controlled by Israel, and Egypt will be bullied into assisting in the policing of the prison. To activate this plan in full, the settlers had to be moved out of harm’s way. Ran HaCohen wrote in early 2004: “There is thus no reason for Israel to sit inside of Alcatraz, with its endless poverty and water shortage, unemployment and hopelessness; let the prisoners run their own lives while we sit safely all around it and watch the prisoners perish”. “Every time they have a cease-fire, but then everything comes back: the siege, the closures,” said Wedad al-Jarba, who was at the hospital, where her two-and-a-half-year-old grandson, Maher, was being admitted with a skull fracture. Israel “never agreed on anything real,” she said.

They are destroying Pax Americana for Pax Judaica

Those who planned to replace Pax Americana with Pax Judaica began plotting America’s fall even before the demise of Pax Britannica. The seeds of America’s collapse were sown at a meeting of Rothschild associated bankers on November 22, 1910 when they drafted legislation to create the Federal Reserve bank.

Zionist Holocaust

The fact that some two thirds of the hated Jewish Councils (Judenrat) were Zionists, tells us something about Zionism, remembering that Zionists were only a small minority of European Jewry.

In Amsterdam as in Warsaw, in Berlin as in Budapest, Jewish officials could be trusted to compile the lists of anti-Zionist persons and of their property, to secure money from the deportees to defray the expenses of their deportation and extermination, to keep track of vacated apartments, to supply police forces to help seize Jews and get them on trains, until, as a last gesture, they handed over the assets of the Jewish community in good order for final confiscation. They distributed the Yellow Star badges, and sometimes, as in Warsaw, ‘the sale of the armbands became a regular business; there were ordinary armbands of cloth and fancy plastic armbands which were washable.

The Real Jews Said It over a Hundred Years Ago!

" We have already shown that there has never been such a misfortune as Zionism and there never will be again. (Introduction to Daas Harabbanim, 1902, p. 22) Imagine how it will be if, G-d forbid, the idea of Zionism becomes a reality. Then the sinners will be kings, the troublemakers will be high officials, and the young snakes will be leaders. Then your enemies will rule over you!" (Introduction to Daas Harabbanim, 102)Rabbi Pinchas Eliyahu Rothenberg,rabbi of Piltz, Russiaf4f4c5 (c. 1902)