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Chas Freeman on the zionist lobby

“The tactics of the Israel Lobby plumb the depths of dishonor and indecency and include character assassination, selective misquotation, the willful distortion of the record, the fabrication of falsehoods, and an utter disregard for the truth. The aim of this Lobby is control of the policy process through the exercise of a veto over the appointment of people who dispute the wisdom of its views, the substitution of political correctness for analysis, and the exclusion of any and all options for decision by Americans and our government other than those that it favors.

I have never lobbied any branch of our government for any cause, foreign or domestic. I am my own man, no one else’s, and with my return to private life, I will once again – to my pleasure – serve no master other than myself. I will continue to speak out as I choose on issues of concern to me and other Americans.”

The zionazi conspiracy against Sudan

So ICC issued an arrest warrant against Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir  for alleged war crimes for which no proof has been provided, while zionazi war criminals and terrorists, whose crimes in Lebanon and Palestine have been thoroughly documented, go around freely and are even warmly welcomed in western capitals or visited in occupied Palestine by zionists’ slaves, the Americans (and westerners in general). How surprising. This blatant hypocrisy is enough to show that the zionazis rule the world and spin things however they want, and then mock those who speak the truth about their reach, by accusing them of being “conspiracy theorists.” Well, if this is a conspiracy theory, I don’t know what truth would look like:

Sudanese rebel leader meets with Israeli spies

The Associated Press   February 16, 2009

JERUSALEM: A powerful Sudanese rebel leader met secretly with top Israeli espionage officials in Israel earlier this month, Israeli defense officials said Monday.

The officials would not disclose the substance of the talks between Abdulwahid Elnur of the Sudan Liberation Movement and officials from Israel’s Mossad spy agency. Israel claims weapons have reached Gaza Strip militants via Sudan and that Palestinian militants operate there.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of a security conference Elnur attended, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was confidential. The Defense Ministry had no immediate comment.

Last year, Elnur’s group opened an office in Israel, which granted temporary residency status to 600 Sudanese who fled the massacres in their country’s vast western Darfur region.

“We must forge new alliances, no longer based upon race or religion, but upon shared values of freedom and democracy. This is why we opened a representative office in Israel,” he said at the time.

Elnur has said in the past that he favors establishing ties with Israel and opening an Israeli Embassy in Khartoum.

Sudan considers Israel an enemy state and has no diplomatic relations with it. Elnur could not immediately be reached for comment Monday.

Elnur fled to France in 2007 and has lived in exile since.

The SLM was founded in 1992, three years after President Omar al-Bashir took power in a military coup, and took up arms in 2003, the year the war in Darfur began. Today it is the largest rebel group, though it has fractured into splinter movements.

The U.N. estimates 300,000 people have died in Darfur, directly from attacks or indirectly through starvation, and 2.5 million more have been driven from their homes.

The International Criminal Court, based in The Netherlands, is expected to decide soon whether to issue an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in connection with atrocities in Darfur.

Sudan’s government denies the war crimes and genocide accusations and has dismissed the court as a conspiracy against Sudan. It also says the U.N. death toll estimates are grossly inflated.

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2009/02/16/news/ML-Israel-Sudanese-Rebel.php

Darfur rebel leader visited Israel

Ha’aretz 16/02/2009

The leader of one of the rebel groups in Sudan’s Darfur region recently visited Israel to discuss with a senior Israeli official the situation in Sudan.

Abdel Wahid al-Nur is the head of the Sudan Liberation Movement. While in Israel, he met with the senior official and discussed with him the ongoing conflict in Sudan.

Al-Nur came to Israel earlier this month at his own initiative, to attend the annual Herzliya Conference. He came with a group of European Jews, most of them French, who have been active on behalf of the Darfur refugees. He did not speak at any of the sessions, but did observe several.

At the conference, he was introduced to the senior official, and the two arranged a meeting, which took place a few days later.

The Defense Ministry responded, “In the interests of national security, various and sundry meetings are held. We are not in the habit of giving responses after each of these meetings.”

The Sudan Liberation Movement was founded in 1992. It is a secular group that opposes the Islamist regime of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, and its official stated goal is to turn Sudan into a democracy that grants equal rights to all its citizens. However, it also has a military wing that has been fighting government forces in Darfur since 2001.

Close ties

Al-Nur fled to France in 2007 and has not been back to Sudan since then. He has won support from international human rights organizations and is considered very close to French Jewish philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy.

In the past, he has spoken in favor of establishing diplomatic ties between Sudan and Israel, and a year ago, he even announced that his movement was opening an office in Tel Aviv, staffed by Sudanese refugees who found asylum in Israel after fleeing the massacres committed by Bashir’s forces in Darfur.

However, this was his first visit here.

Israel currently has more than 600 Darfur refugees, and Ehud Olmert’s government decided to grant them all asylum and work permits. This decision was made in part because Bashir’s government announced that any Sudanese refugee who set foot in Israel would be considered a “Mossad agent” and would therefore be sentenced to death should he or she ever return to Sudan.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1064417.html

أكذوبة هر الصحراء

سرب جيش الاحتلال الصهيوني إلى وسائل الإعلام مؤخراً أنباءً حول بدء تزويد قواته بمركبة جديدة أطلق عليها اسم “هر الصحراء”، وزعم أنها من إنتاج صهيوني وأنها محصنة ضد العبوات الناسفة وإطلاق النار والغازات السامة وبإمكانها الصمود خلال حرب نووية أو كيماوية ولها مواقع خاصة تمكنها من التحكم في عملية إطلاق النار عن بعد .
وأسهب جيش الاحتلال في وصف المركبة طولا وعرضاً، وزاد أنها تسير بقوة 325 حصاناً وتحتوي على منظومة آلية لإطفاء الحرائق، وتبلغ سرعتها القصوى 120 كلم في الساعة وتزن 8 أطنان، وأخيرا يبلغ ثمن السيارة الواحدة نصف مليون شيقل فقط، أي ما يزيد بقليل عن 100 ألف دولار.
وما سبق يبدو وكأنه إعلان لتسويق المركبة أكثر من مجرد معلومات عن المركبة التي تم تسريبها. كما يدخل هذا التسريب ضمن الحرب النفسية التي يشنها العدو الصهيوني بما يتناسب مع أكذوبة “الجيش الذي لا يقهر”، ليقدم مركبة بإمكانيات خرافية لكافة المهام العسكرية بثمن بخس.
وتذكرنا “الهر” بالمركبة الأمريكية “مراب” المضادة للألغام التي طبلت وزمرت لها البنتاجون باعتبارها إعجازاً في مجال مكافحة الألغام، وروجت على مدى الفترة الماضية أنها ستحل أزمة العبوات الناسفة التي حصدت عدداً كبيراً من رؤوس جنودها وآلياتها في العراق، وخرجت علينا بدعايات كاذبة خلال العامين الماضيين عن تلك ال “مراب”، فيما ضخم الصانعون من قابلية المركبة على تحمل العبوات الناسفة، حتى صدقت البنتاجون أكاذيبها وطلبت 12 ألف مركبة منها بكلفة 17 بليون دولار، وهو ما وصف بأنه أغلى نظام معدات عسكرية منذ هجمات 11 أيلول/ سبتمبر.
وما إن نزلت “مراب” إلى أرض المعركة في العراق حتى انكشفت أكاذيب البنتاجون ودجل صانعي المركبة، حيث تساقطت تلك المركبات، التي تبلغ تكلفة الواحدة منها مليون دولار، على يد المقاومة العراقية، وانتشرت في وسائل الإعلام صور لحطام عدد كبير منها، حتى أصبحت تلك “الأسطورة” صيداً سهلاً للمقاومة، فيما اتضح لجنرالات الاحتلال أنها لا تصلح للأرض العراقية أو لطبيعة القتال، وما لبثوا أن توقفوا عن الحديث عن مركبة الألغام الأسطورية التي أثبتت فشلها الذريع.
ولا شك أن “هر الصحراء” هي الأخرى ستلاقي نفس مصير “مراب” عند أول تجربة مع المقاومة الفلسطينية برغم محدودية إمكانيات هذه المقاومة العسكرية وضيق مجال المناورة الشديد بالمقارنة مع مثيلتها العراقية، وليلحق ذلك “الهر” أيضاً بدبابة “الميركافا” بطرزها الأربعة التي استطاعت أسلحة المقاومة الفلسطينية واللبنانية البدائية إسقاط أسطورتها باختراق دروعها، برغم تربع تلك الدبابة على عرش صناعة الدبابات في العالم، ما أحدث فجوة كبيرة في العقيدة العسكرية الصهيونية، ربما يحاول الكيان سد جزءا منها باختلاق أكذوبة جديدة اسمها “هر الصحراء”، التي ستشكل سلاحاً جديداً تتدرب عليه المقاومة.ا

Kish islanders must be vetted

Kish island is a haven for terrorists, american and zionazi intelligence agents,  and anti-Iranian “activists”. All islanders must be vetted, and the traitors must be arrested, tried, and imprisoned or executed for killing Iranian citizens, threatening the stability of the country and the security of the citizens. What was a “former” FBI agent doing on Kish island? I love how they always add “former” to any FBI agent who goes missing, I guess current FBI agents never get caught. A security consultant specializing in cigarette smuggling?? Wow, that’s some interesting job title.

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U.S. presses Iran for information on missing FBI agent

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The State Department called on Iran on Friday to pony up any information it has on a former FBI agent who vanished there last year.

State Department spokesman Sean McCormack urged Tehran to share “any and all information” about Robert Levinson, who disappeared from Iran’s Kish Island over 19 months ago.

“The U.S. Department of State remains committed to determining Mr. Levinson’s whereabouts, and returning him safely to his family that includes seven children, one grandchild and a second grandchild on the way,” McCormack said in a statement.

Senior administration officials say the United States is increasing pressure on Iran to provide information on Levinson’s whereabouts. Several officials have said they suspect Iranian authorities are holding Levinson in a jail inside the country.

However, they stress they have no information confirming their suspicions and have consistently voiced frustration with the lack of developments in the case.

“Some people suspect he is being held by the Iranian government, but nobody knows that for a fact, or we would be saying that,” one senior State Department official said. “We all agree the Iranians are not putting forth 110 percent effort to find this man.”

Levinson is a retired FBI agent from Coral Springs, Florida. After leaving the agency, his wife says, he worked as a security consultant specializing in cigarette smuggling.

Last week, Undersecretary for Political Affairs William Burns, the State Department’s third-ranking official, met with Levinson’s family, and earlier this fall, the State Department sent a diplomatic note to Tehran through the Swiss government, which represents the U.S. interests in Iran in the absence of an American diplomatic presence in the country.

In September, Christine Levinson flew to the United Nations in New York to ask questions about her husband.

She sought a meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was at the United Nations for the U.N. General Assembly. But Ahmadinejad declined to meet with her.

Last year, she traveled to Iran to try to retrace her husband’s steps. Back then, Iranian officials told her they would investigate and report back to her. She still hasn’t heard a word.

The State Department and FBI have denied he was working for the government and has demanded that Iran free Levinson — if it is holding him.

Levinson says her husband suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure and has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to his safe return.

Last year, CNN reported that Levinson met with Dawud Salahuddin, an American fugitive who lives in Iran, shortly before his disappearance.

Salahuddin — known in Iran as Hassan Abdulrahman — converted to Islam and was given refuge in Iran after admitting in interviews to killing Ali Akbar Tabatabai, a former Iranian diplomat under the shah, in Maryland in 1980.

Salahuddin said he was detained by Iranian officials in plain clothes and taken away from the room he shared with Levinson to be interrogated about his Iranian passport.

When he was freed the next day, he said, he was told by officials that Levinson had returned to Dubai.

Senior administration officials have told CNN that they think Salahuddin met with Levinson, but do not believe him to be a credible source of information on Levinson’s whereabouts.

McCormack said the State Department is trying to keep the public aware of the case in the hopes of finding a fresh clue about Levinson’s whereabouts.

“We’re always looking for ways to maybe break loose that vital piece of information or the vital lead that may help us,” McCormack said.

He asked anyone with information about his case to contact the State Department or the Levinson family via their Web site.

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/11/21/iran.missing.agent/index.html

They fear even our dead

Palestinians denied visit to villages of ancestors

The National (UAE), Oct. 27, 2008

Kafr Qana “israel” – Salwa Salam Qupty clutches a fading sepia photograph of a young Palestinian man wearing a traditional white headscarf. It is the sole memento that survives of her father, killed by a Jewish militia during the 1948 war that established “israel”.

“He was killed 60 years ago as he was travelling to work,” she said, struggling to hold back the tears. “My mother was four months pregnant with me at the time. This photograph is the closest I’ve ever got to him.”

Six decades on from his death, she has never been allowed to visit his grave in Galilee and lay a wreath for the father she never met.

This month, after more than 10 years of requests to the “israeli” authorities, she learnt that officials are unlikely ever to grant such a visit, even though Mrs Qupty is an “israeli” citizen and lives only a few miles from the cemetery.

Government sources said allowing the visit risks encouraging hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees to claim a right to return to the villages from which they were expelled in 1948.

As “israel” celebrated its 60th Independence Day with street parties this summer, Mrs Qupty was marking two related anniversaries: the Nakba, or catastrophe, and her father’s death in the early stages of the war.

“I am a twin of the Nakba,” she said from her home in Kafr Kana, close to Nazareth. “I was born at the very moment when most of my people lost everything: their homes, their land, their belongings, their livelihoods. In my case I lost my father, too.”

Faris Salam was killed in late March 1948, shortly before “israel’s” establishment. On the day he died, Salam left his village of Malul, west of Nazareth, to catch a bus to his job on the railways in Haifa.

“Those were dangerous times,” Mrs Qupty said. “My family were even afraid to go and collect water from the village well because Jews would shoot at them from their positions up in the hills.”

When the bus drove into an ambush, Salam and the driver were shot dead and several other passengers injured. He was buried in Malul, but four months later the 800 inhabitants were forced to flee when they came under sustained attack from the “israeli” army. Mrs Qupty’s mother sought sanctuary in Nazareth, where she gave birth to Salwa days later.

Soon the army declared Malul a military zone and blew up all the homes, sparing only two churches and the mosque. The Christian cemetery, where Salam is buried, was enclosed by a military base named Nahlal.

For the past 12 years, Mrs Qupty has been trying to find a way to visit the grave and say a few words to the father she never knew. “As I get older, the fact that I never met him and that I haven’t seen where he is buried gets harder to bear,” she said. “I want him to know that I exist and that I miss him. Is that too much to ask?”

Over the years she has lobbied members of the “israeli” parliament, written to the defence ministry and sent countless letters to the local media – to little avail.

“The nearest I can get to him is looking through the base’s perimeter fence at a forest that hides my view of the cemetery,” she said. To the bemusement of the “israeli” soldiers on guard, she sometimes throws a bouquet of flowers over the fence.

On one occasion, she said, she found the courage to approach the base’s gate and asked to be let in. An officer told her to address a formal request to the defence ministry. “But I’m not going there with a gun, only with a bunch of flowers,” she said.

This month a government spokesman finally responded, calling Mrs Qupty’s request to visit her father’s grave a “complex” matter that had been referred to the defence minister, Ehud Barak, for a final decision.

Ministry officials were reported to have decided that her visit should be blocked on the grounds that other Palestinians who seek to return to the villages from which they or their ancestors were expelled in 1948 might use it as legal precedent.

During the war, 750,000 Palestinians fled from more than 400 villages, all of which were subsequently levelled. Most of the refugees ended up in camps in neighbouring Arab states.

Unlike them, however, Mrs Qupty’s mother managed to remain inside the borders of the new Jewish state, along with about 100,000 other Palestinians, and eventually received citizenship.

Today there are 1.2 million Palestinian citizens of “israel”, one fifth of the country’s population. Of those, one quarter are internal refugees, or officially classified as “present absentees”: present in “israel” in terms of citizenship but absent in terms of legal redress over their forced removal from their homes.

Isabelle Humphries, a British scholar who has interviewed many families expelled from Malul, pointed out that the refugees’ “israeli” citizenship conferred on them no more rights to access their former village than refugees living abroad.

“Most cannot make even short visits to the ruins of the villages, to their places of worship or their graves. Often the lands of the destroyed village have been declared military zones or are now in the private hands of Jewish communities.”

Ms Humphries said “israel” had repeatedly used the excuse that making any concessions to individual refugees would open the floodgates to the return of all the refugees.

“If “israel” were to admit that internal refugees have rights to the land and property confiscated in 1948, policymakers know that it would draw further attention to “israel’s” continuing refusal to recognise the rights of refugees outside the state.”

Mrs Qupty, a social worker supervising children in protective custody, said her work had increased her understanding of the trauma that the events of 1948 had done to Palestinians.

“My mother was left with nothing after the war. I was born in a tiny room in Nazareth and we lived there for many years. My older brother and two sisters had to be placed in religious institutions because she did not have the means to care for them. We grew up hardly knowing each other.”

For several years after the war, her grandfather secretly returned to Malul by donkey to grow crops on his land, though he was fined when he was caught doing so.

On a few occasions Mrs Qupty accompanied him, but never saw the cemetery where her father is buried. “By the time I was old enough to understand what had happened to my father, the military base had been built over the cemetery.”

Finally convinced that “israel” is unlikely ever to concede a visit, Mrs Qupty said she would turn to the courts.

But human rights lawyers regard her chances of success as slim. The Supreme Court rarely overturns government decisions taken on security grounds.

http://www.thenational.ae/article/20081027/FOREIGN/323045339/1002/rss

‘Israel’: “Their happiness humiliates us”

Sources have confirmed that the exchange of prisoners and repatriation of Martyrs will take place very, very, very soon. The agreement is said to include not only Samir Quntar and the four Hezbollah fighters, but also the remains of Martyr Yehia Skaff and Martyr Dalal al-Maghribi, a female Palestinian liberation fighter who killed 39 zionist terrorists in a heroic operation in Tel Aviv in 1978 before being Martyred. The operation was called Operation Kamal `Adwan, after the Fatah leader who was killed in a terrorist raid in the Verdun area of Beirut in 1973, in which Barak had taken part disguised as a woman. The prisoners and Martyrs will likely be returned through the Naqoura crossing. Hajj Wafiq Safa will be the one in charge of handing over the two zionist terrorists and the remains of the other zionist terrorists killed inside Lebanon in the July 2006 war while on a mission to kill Lebanese women and children. The release of Quntar will not be according to the previously proposed equation whereby he would be released in return for a report on Ron Arad. Instead, the report on Ron Arad will be handed over in return for a detailed report on the fate of the four Iranian diplomats kidnapped in Beirut. In addition to the aforementioned prisoners and the two Martyrs, the remains of more than 200 Martyrs — Lebanese and Palestinian, but mostly Lebanese — including the remains of 9 Hezbollah fighters who were Martyred in July 2006, will be returned in trucks. The remains of each Martyr will be in a separate box, which will also contain detailed information on the identity of the Martyr, as well as date and place of Martyrdom. Where such information is not available, DNA testing will be conducted to know the identities of the Martyrs. But the biggest blow to the zionist terrorist entity will be the full and irreversible closure of the graveyard where the bodies of freedom fighters were routinely dumped (without proper burial arrangement) for more than 4 decades (in most cases they were carted off from Lebanon all the way to occupied Palestine to be kept as bargaining chips), after the return of the remains of all the Lebanese, Palestinian, and other Arab Martyrs buried there to the care of Hezbollah. In addition, a large number of Palestinian prisoners will also be released in the second ’round’; if ‘Israel’ does not renege on the terms of the agreement it put its signature on (like it did the last time), this will take place within the span of two weeks following the first round. Hezbollah has no obligations in this second round. Should ‘Israel’ refuse to abide by the agreement, it will give us the green light to capture more terrorists in order to secure the implementation of the unimplemented articles of the exchange deal, just as we did in July 2006. The prisoners will return. The ball is in ‘Israel’s’ court; it can do it the easy way by taking our more than generous offer, or it can take the hard way and put more of its terrorists in our custody (and we can only oblige).

In closing, a telling remark by Olmert: “their happiness humiliates us.” Indeed. Much more humiliation, and much more than humiliation, await you. You just wait.