Thursday, July 27, 2006

Who is stirring up the Sunni-Shiite conflict?

Who is stirring up the Sunni-Shiite conflict? Could it be the Israelis?

According to Niall Ferguson, a Professor of History at Harvard:

"For Israel, spiralling Sunni-Shiite conflict is a dark cloud with a silver lining."

The following is an extract from an article, in The Sunday Telegraph, 23 July 2006, by Niall Ferguson:

This might not be a world war, but it still needs a sense of urgency.

Israel's undeclared war against the Palestinians in the occupied territories shows every sign of escalating. There were lethal Israeli air strikes on the Mughazi refugee camp in Gaza last week. Palestinians were also killed in Nablus on the West Bank. There is no longer a peace process; no road map towards peaceful coexistence. This is a war process, and the map Ehud Olmert has in mind will create not a Palestinian state but Arab reservations.

The policy of the Israelis today is motivated above all by pessimism: for not only are they encircled, they are also being out-bred. According to the forecasts of Arnon Sofer of the University of Haifa, by 2020, Jews will account for little more than two-fifths of the total population of Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. In Israel alone, nearly a third of the children under 14 will be Arabs. Yet there is one (albeit grim) source of solace. For the biggest ethnic conflict in the Middle East today is not between Jews and Arabs. It is between Sunni and Shi'a Muslims.

With every passing day, the character of violence in Iraq shifts from that of an anti-American insurgency to that of a sectarian civil war. More than 100 civilians a day were killed in Iraq last month, according to the UN, bringing the civilian death toll this year to a staggering 14,338. A rising proportion of those being killed are victims of sectarian violence.

For Israel, spiralling Sunni-Shiite conflict is a dark cloud with a silver lining. The worse it gets, the harder it will be for Israel's enemies to make common cause. (Fact: Syria is 74 per cent Sunni; Iran is 89 per cent Shi'a.) But for the United States, such conflict, emanating from a country supposedly liberated by American arms, must surely be a cause for concern.


Wednesday, July 26, 2006

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

An attempt to bomb the House of Commons in London

The Stern gang were Jewish terrorists.

In 1946 the British security services issued this warning:

"Members of the Stern group are now being organised and are under training. It is expected that they will be sent to the United Kingdom to assassinate important members of his majesty’s government, particularly, Mr Bevin."

In 1946 a number of bombs exploded in London and an attempt was made to drop on a bomb on the House of Commons from a hired plane.


Sunday, July 23, 2006

Terrorism: Moslems are apparently in it up to their necks

Reportedly, the Syrian 'arms and drugs dealer' Monzer al- Kassar was a business associate of Lt Colonel Oliver North.

Al-Kassar was also 'closely aligned with Rifat Assad, brother of Syrian dictator Hafez Assad'.

Reportedly, in 1988, drugs from the Lebanon were being smuggled through Cyprus and Frankfurt into the United States, using Pan Am flights.

Reportedly, the CIA and Monzer al-Kassar were involved in this drugs smuggling.


An internal investigation by Pan Am is believed to have found that the bomb planted on Pan Am Flight 103 was put on the plane during a stop-over in Frankfurt, and not in Malta by the Libyan suspects, as alleged by the prosecution in the Lockerbie trial.

The Pan Am report is believed to have concluded that the bomb was not aimed at the killing of Americans in general, but was targeted specifically to kill a small band of DIA operatives that had uncovered a drugs ring run by a "rogue" CIA unit in Lebanon.
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Former UK cabinet minister Michael Meacher wrote on 22 July 2004:

Omar Sheikh is... the man who, on the instructions of General Mahmoud Ahmed, the then head of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), wired $100,000 before the 9/11 attacks to Mohammed Atta, the lead hijacker.

It is extraordinary that neither Ahmed nor Sheikh have been charged and brought to trial on this count. Why not?

Ahmed, the paymaster for the hijackers, was actually in Washington on 9/11, and had a series of pre-9/11 top-level meetings in the White House, the Pentagon, the national security council, and with George Tenet, then head of the CIA, and Marc Grossman, the under-secretary of state for political affairs. When Ahmed was exposed by the Wall Street Journal as having sent the money to the hijackers, he was forced to "retire" by President Pervez Musharraf. Why hasn't the US demanded that he be questioned and tried in court?,,1266317,00.html


Paul Joseph Watson wrote:

George W. Bush's father was meeting with Osama bin Laden's brother, Shafig bin Laden, in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, on the morning of 9/11.

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Recall that the chief financier of the so-called hijackers, Pakistan's Chief Spy General Mahmoud Ahmad, was meeting with Bush administration officials the week before 9/11. He also met with Bob Graham and Porter Goss on the morning of the attacks, who would later go on to head the first 9/11 investigative committee.,11913,738196,00.html

According to Professor John Metzger of Michigan State University:

"We should revisit the history of BCCI, a bank used by the legendary Palestinian terrorist known as Abu Nidal. BCCI was closely tied to American and Pakistan intelligence. Its clients included the Afghan rebels, and the brother of Osama bin Laden, Salem. Salem bin Laden named Houston investment broker James R. Bath as his business representative in Texas, right after George W. Bush's father became CIA director in 1976. By 1977, Bath invested $50,000 into junior's first business, Arbusto Energy, while Osama bin Laden would soon become a CIA asset. George W. Bush's FBI director Robert Mueller was part of the Justice Department's questionable investigation of BCCI. (On BCCI, the bin Ladens, and the Bushes, see the books, The Outlaw Bank, A Full Service Bank, and Fortunate Son)."


The July 29 edition of FOX News Channel's Day Side programme revealed that the so called mastermind of the 7/7 London Bombings, Haroon Rashid Aswat, is a British Intelligence Asset. Former Justice Dept. prosecutor and Terror expert John Loftus revealed that the so called Al-Muhajiroun group, based in London had formed during the Kosovo crisis, during which Fundamentalist Muslim Leaders (Or what is now referred to as Al Qaeda) were recruited by MI6 to fight in Kosovo.

Loftus stated that "...back in the late 1990s, the leaders all worked for British intelligence in Kosovo. Believe it or not, British intelligence actually hired some Al-Qaeda guys to help defend the Muslim rights in Albania and in Kosovo. That's when Al-Muhajiroun got started."

We have previously revealed how former MI5 officer David Shayler has alleged, and French intel sources have corroborated, that the MI6 paid a Libyan al-Qa'ida cell £100,000 in 1995 to assassinate colonel Qaddafi.


Saturday, July 22, 2006

The secret governments within governments.

De Menezes was an innocent Brazilian shot dead on a London tube. The official government people suspected de Menezes might be a terrorist and wanted him detained. But de Menezes was shot dead by a group who may be connected to the unofficial government.

From,,1826529,00.html , July 22, 2006 :

The police shot dead Jean Charles de Menezes despite officers in charge of the operation intending that he should be arrested outside Stockwell tube station and taken into custody alive, new details of the official investigation show...

A letter from the Crown Prosecution Service to the de Menezes family shows the Independent Police Complaints Committee investigation found:

Officers running the operation ordered that de Menezes be stopped from boarding the train and arrested...

The CPS letter also reveals that the two officers who shot the Brazilian told investigators de Menezes was wearing a "bulky jacket", when he was not.

The marksmen also said they had shouted "armed police" before firing, but no independent witness corroborated their assertions.


In Italy there seems to be a hidden government. Sismi is the Italian secret service.

From,,1826502,00.html, July 22, 2006

Italy's prime minister, Romano Prodi, was facing a political dilemma yesterday after it emerged that prosecutors had asked his government to demand the extradition of 26 CIA agents from the US so they can be put on trial for kidnapping a terrorist suspect...

Prosecutors have unearthed evidence to suggest Gen Pollari's service, Sismi, laid the ground for the abduction and may have taken part. This month they ordered the arrest and imprisonment of Sismi's counter-espionage chief, Marco Mancini. He was released last Saturday.


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Friday, July 21, 2006

Time to close down the supporters of Israel

Israel has links to the 9 11 terror and many other acts of terror.

Israel seems to be the lead player in the fascist alliance that controls so many western institutions.

Friends of Israel seem to control the USA and UK.

It is time to withdraw support from the friends of Israel, namely:

The majority of the members of the US and UK parliaments

Most of the mainstream media

AOL Time Warner
Marks & Spencer
News Corporation

Jaffa oranges
Jacob’s crackers

It may be best to select a few main targets to begin with.


Thursday, July 20, 2006

Bush links to biotechnology

Edinburgh is a leading centre of stem-cell research.

Bush blocks wider stem-cell research


Jeb Bush in call for Scots partnership

US PRESIDENT George Bush's younger brother today called for more co-operation between Scotland and the US in a vital science industry. Florida governor Jeb Bush is attending a conference in Edinburgh on life sciences. The sector includes biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and biomedical technologies. Governor Bush said: "The world is moving at warp speed and communicating is so easy there really is no excuse not to collaborate." The conference is taking place just after President Bush used his veto to block a controversial Bill which would have lifted a ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Supporters of the research say it could offer hope to people who suffer from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Publication date 20/07/06

We are all Palestinians now

We are all Palestinians now.

All of us owe the Palestinians and Lebanese an enormous amount of sympathy. They have been repeatedly attacked by the terrorist 'state' of Israel.

Israel is doing the Devil’s work. They are expanding their gangster fascism in the Middle East and in the United States of America and Europe. Commentary’s Norman Podhoretz coined the term World War IV to describe the global terror conflict. Israel is the power behind the terror.

God bless the Palestinians for having the cojones to stand up for themselves. But supporters of freedom and democracy must also say a prayer for President George W. Bush, who has steadfastly stood up for Israel. Is the Bush family of Jewish origin?

As expected, France, Spain, and Italy have responded to recent events with pacifist posturing. In the smoking rooms of Western Europe and around the coffee tables of the United Nations, we hear more lofty calls for restraint. The Israeli terrorist groups that started this fight have shown no restraint. Rather than pull back, Israel has carried out more acts of terror.

Remember, it was Israel that invaded southern Lebanon and Gaza. Some Palestinians and Lebanese appropriately fought back. That is what sovereign nations do. People have the right to put the terrorist armies of Israel out of business.

Importantly, so called moderate Arab governments Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Dubai, and the United Arab Emirates are not taking the Hezbollah or Hamas side. This is undoubtedly because the governments of these countries have been infiltrated by the Mossad and the CIA. The governments of these countries know that Saddam Hussein was put into power by the CIA and toppled by the CIA. The Shah of Iran was put into power by the Americans and toppled by the Americans.

Israel’s next front may be Syria.

Back at home, doomsayers are blaming Israel for higher oil prices, slumping stocks, and a potential recession. Quite right.

When the dust clears the world will applaud the Palestinians for their courage.

In fact, we are all Palestinians now.



Monday, July 17, 2006

If Jean Charles de Menezes had been Jewish

If Jean Charles de Menezes had been Jewish, then it is possible that Tony Blair and Sir Ian Blair would have been sacked and several police chiefs would have been put on trial.

But de Menezes was not Jewish.


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Recently, the appeal of two Palestinians convicted of bombing the Israeli Embassy in London, was stopped after a document was disclosed. It revealed that MI5 had advance notice of the ‘terrorist’ attack and showed someone else was responsible for carrying it out.

On past experience it is assumed that the ‘someone else’ was Mossad (Israeli Secret Service) agents, ‘attacking’ their own embassy. This is common practice. These bogus attacks serve several purposes; evidence is planted to suggest the involvement of nuisance Arab activists who are then falsely charged and imprisoned. It also increases security of Jewish targets at British taxpayers expense, engenders sympathy for Israel, causes apathy towards the Palestinian cause, and justifies Israeli terrorism.

Both the government and its half-Jewish Home Secretary, Jack Straw, denied the document’s existence but three years of detective work finally disclosed the incriminating evidence of government and MI5 complicity in what is likely to be a Jewish plot and outrage.

Shayler added: "It took three years for this document to be disclosed while two quite probably innocent people languished in prison. It is a disgraceful affront to our supposedly free and democratic society. Without this document, these people did not have a fair trial. Without it they would never have even got an appeal but remained on the wrong end of a 20-year gaol term."


Saturday, July 15, 2006

Kick these Friends of Israel out of the UK parliament!

The following Labour Friends of Israel should be kicked out of the UK parliament.


Iain Wright MP


Hon Gwyneth Dunwoody MP

Vice Chairs

Andrew Dismore MP
Louise Ellman MP
Barbara Keeley MP
Gary Titley MEP

Policy Council

Rt Hon Stephen Byers MP

Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP

Dr Denis MacShane MP

Parliamentary Executive Commons

Chris Bryant MP
Wayne David MP
Fabian Hamilton MP
Joan Humble MP
Eric Joyce MP
Ashok Kumar MP
Andrew Miller MP
Dan Norris MP
Nick Palmer MP
Terry Rooney MP
SiƓn Simon MP
Dari Taylor MP

Some of the MPs, who had their trips to Israel sponsored by Labour Friends of Israel in recent years include:

Ivor Caplin, Paul Clark, Oona King, Ashok Kumar, Ivan Lewis, Anne McGuire, Rosemary McKenna, Margaret Moran, Jim Murphy, Sandra Osborne, Gareth Thomas, Frank Roy, Joan Ryan, Angela Smith, Graham Stringer, Rudi Vis, David Watts, Gillian Merron, Peter Pike, Lorna Fitzsimons, Louise Ellman, Caroline Flint, Linda Perham, Douglas Alexander, Fabian Hamilton, Anthony Colman, Dan Norris, Andy Burnham, David Cairns, Tony Cunningham, Eric Joyce, Huw Irranca-Davies, David Wayne, Parmjit Dhanda, Meg Munn, Mike Gapes, Stephen Twigg and Andrew Dismore.

The following comes from:

The Labour Friends of Israel has become a powerful lobbyist for Zionist and Israeli interests in the UK. This article is an introduction to the new Spinwatch Profile, telling a hidden story of power and influence.

The Organization

Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) is a Westminister based pro-Israel lobby group working within the British Labour party. It is considered one of the most prestigious groupings in the party and is seen as a stepping stone to ministerial ranks by Labour MPs. LFI boasts some of the wealthiest supporters of the party, and some of its most generous donors, such as Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Michael Levy, Sir Trevor Chinn and Sir Emmanuel Kaye[1]. The committee wields considerable influence in Westminster and is also consulted routinely by the Foreign Office and Downing Street on matters relating to the Middle East. Tony Blair is known to consult its members over Middle East policy[2]. The body also has Tory and Liberal Democrat sister organizations. Labour MP Gwyneth Dunwoody, chairman of the Commons transport select committee, is the life president of LFI, while David Mencer is its current director.

A small time player during the Thatcher years, LFI first made it into the news when one of its erstwhile guests, Mr Erwin Van Haarlem, a Czechoslovakian art dealer turned out to be a spy for the Czech intelligence services. The 1987 gathering, to which Van Haarlem was invited because of his ”apparent support for Jewish causes”, was also attended by members of the House of Lords, leading trade unionists, industrialists, and the former chief of staff of the Israeli army.[3]

Buying Influence

While Labour originally carried a reputation for having more voices sympathetic to the Palestinians – especially during the Thatcher years – the New Labour government of Tony Blair has reversed this orientation. Although one of Tony Blair’s first acts after becoming an MP in 1983 was joining LFI, the relationship truly developed in the early 90s, when as shadow Home Secretary, Tony Blair met Michael Levy at a private meeting at the latter’s house. Michael Abraham Levyis a former chairman of the Jewish Care Community Foundation, a member of the Jewish Agency World Board of Governors, and a trustee of the Holocaust Educational Trust.[4] According to Andrew Porter of The Business, Levy expressed his willingness “to raise large sums of money for the party” which led to a “tacit understanding that Labour would never again, while Blair was leader, be anti-Israel”.[5] The partnership proceeded as Levy started inviting potential donors for tennis at his palatial home where Tony Blair would join them for a set or two. Levy would then proceed to ask the guests for donations after Blair had left.[6]The genius of Levy’s fundraising strategy ensured that most of Labour's election funds came from private sources, rather than its traditional source – the trade unions, thereby weakening their say over policy.[7]

Levy’s investment eventually paid off, with Blair’s accession to power. The reward was not long in coming as Levy was ennobled and subsequently retained as a “special envoy” to the Middle-East, leading predictably to the development of a strong pro-Israel line.[8] Given the fact that Levy has both a business and a house in Israel and his son Daniel used to work for Yossi Beilin – the former Justice Minister of Israel – speaks of a serious conflict of interest, especially when he is the man assigned by Blair to negotiate impartially with Palestinians and Israelis.[9]The fact that Levy acted as a fundraiser for former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak casts further doubt on his capacity for impartiality.According to Neil Sammonds of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in 2002, Four of the previous five ministers with Responsibility for the Middle East had been active members of LFI.[10]

Membership and Funding

LFI currently has a burgeoning membership in the Commons and it is seen as a certain ladder for success by aspiring politicians. Receptions hosted by the lobby usually boast a huge turnout, with such powerful guests as Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, the Israeli ambassador and the Israeli Deputy Minister of Defence.[11]

LFI has found staunch allies in the current Labour government in the shape of Blair, Brown and Straw. The influence of this committee is quite evident in Blair’s frequent comments in support of Israel, particularly at a time, when its actions have been widely condemned. Addressing a meeting of the body, Blair urged the British public not to forget the suicide attacks to which Israel has been subjected when criticizing Israeli aggression towards the Palestinians.[12] That is indeed a remarkable observation given that - as is well known - the Israeli Human Rights Centre, B’Tselem, reports that the overwhelming majority of the victims, even in the current phase of the conflict, have been Palestinian civilians.[13]

In 1997, prominent members of LFI contributed generously to the coffers of Labour, including Lord Sainsbury, who donated £1 million – the biggest single donation ever – Michael Levy, who raised 7 million pounds, Sir Trevor Chinn, who was reported to have donated a six figure sum, and Emmanuel Kaye, who donated a sizable sum to Blair’s blind trust.[14] According to one party official, by 2001, Levy had raised up to 15 million pounds for the party.[15] David Goldman – the Chairman of an Israeli telecommunications equipment company BATM Advanced Communications – is also reported to have made several 5-figure donations.The amount of influence such money could buy in today’s politics cannot be discounted, and from Britain’s unconditional support for Israel’s brutal policies, it seems like the government is keen to deliver.

Trips to Israel

LFI sponsors trips of parliamentarians to Israel, purportedly to educate them on issues central to the conflict. One recent trip included a “tour of Jerusalem and the route of the separation fence, plus meetings with Labour MKs, senior Foreign and Defence Ministry officials”. These trips are invaluable in cultivating relationships with members of the British parliament who can then be counted on to support legislation favourable towards Israel. These loyalties usually transcend moral barriers, as David Cairns – the organizer of one such tour – exclaimed after professing his deep commitment to Israel, "No one ever said being a friend of Israel would be easy", since his view of the “peace process” was at odds with Israel’s operative policy[16].
A Labour campaign advert in the Jewish Chronicle boasted:

Since 1997 a record 57 Labour MPs have visited Israel, mostly with Labour Friends of Israel, swelling the number of MPS willing to ensure balance on the Middle East in the House of Commons. More Labour MPs have visited Israel than from any other party.[17]

The advert also boasted that the new Terrorism Act of 2000 – for which LFI actively lobbied – “proscribes terrorist organizations like Hamas, Hizbollah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad”.[18] Predictably enough there was no mention of the mutli-million pound military aid to Israel’s occupying forces.

Some of the MPs, who had their trips to Israel sponsored by LFI in recent years include Ivor Caplin, Paul Clark, Oona King, Ashok Kumar, Ivan Lewis, Anne McGuire, Rosemary McKenna, Margaret Moran, Jim Murphy, Sandra Osborne, Gareth Thomas, Frank Roy, Joan Ryan, Angela Smith, Graham Stringer, Rudi Vis, David Watts, Gillian Merron, Peter Pike, Lorna Fitzsimons, Louise Ellman, Caroline Flint, Linda Perham, Douglas Alexander, Fabian Hamilton, Anthony Colman, Dan Norris, Andy Burnham, David Cairns, Tony Cunningham, Eric Joyce, Huw Irranca-Davies, David Wayne, Parmjit Dhanda, Meg Munn, Mike Gapes, Stephen Twigg and Andrew Dismore.[19]

Taming the Media

LFI has used its influence to intimidate British media into adopting an openly pro-Israel position. A recent study by the Glasgow University Media Group revealed the systematic bias in BBC and ITV’s coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict which often reproduces the official Israeli narrative uncritically, whereas very little time or detail is devoted to the Palestinian side[20]. Some, who dared to criticize the Israeli position have faced bans, as Faisal Bodi, of BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight did. According to Bodi, LFI members play a "crucial propaganda role, carrying the flag for Israel in parliament, and lobbying editors to toe the Israeli line".[21] Tim Llewellyn, a Veteran Middle East correspondent for the BBC, has gone to the extent of calling BBC’s reporting on the Israel-Palestine conflict downright “dishonest”. He has attributed it to the “unremitting and productive” efforts by “Israel's many influential and well organised friends”.[22] However, this still did not preclude LFI’s Andrew Dismore from expressing “concern” about the BBC for being “anti-Israeli and biased towards the Palestinians."[23] This charge could not have been more frivolous given that BBC has referred to Jerusalem as Israel’s ‘capital’ – a view otherwise shared outside of Israel by two out of the world’s nearly two hundred countries. [24]

A key association in LFI’s powerbase is Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. The strategic alliance between News Corp. and New Labour was formed just before the 1997 election when Murdoch’s The Sun and The Times switched sides to support Blair’s election bid against the Tories, who had been discredited by a series of scandals. Murdoch has been a regular visitor to the Downing Street ever since. In a keynote address to an LFI meeting in London, the Northern Ireland Secretary and New Labour luminary Peter Mandelson praised Thatcher’s intolerance towards the siege of Murdoch’s union-busting Wapping plant by protesting printers. [25]In the past Mandelson has appeared at pro-Israel rallies with the far-right former Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Mandelson also happens to be a close friend of Elisabeth Murdoch – Rupert Murdoch’s daughter, and given Murdoch’s own investments in Israel and his close friendship with Ariel Sharon, the orientation of Murdoch’s newspapers is predictably pro-Israel. Journalists have complained of extremely narrow editorial parameters favouring Israel, and having to adopt official Israeli formulations like “targeted killing”, “crossfire” and “closures”.[26]

Another natural ally in this enterprise was Conrad Black, whose Daily Telegraph and The Spectator magazine are two of the most influential pro-Israel voices in Britain. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hollinger Inc. which owns the right-wing Israeli Jerusalem Post which openly advocated the killing of Yasir Arafat in 2003. The leading Neo-con and pro-Israel hawk Richard Perle is also a top executive at Hollinger. Black’s wife Barbara Amiel is a famous right-wing Zionist columnist. Both are known for their unbridled support for Israel. Apparently as a reward for his contributions, Black has also been ennobled by the Blair government.[27]

Obstacles to Peace

Given the hard line position of its donors, LFI has grown increasingly tendentious in its approach towards any resolution of the Middle East conflict. In 1990, two principal donors withdrew their financial backing for holding a joint meeting with the pro-Arab Labour Middle East Council.[28]While LFI has consistently excused Israeli atrocities in the occupied territories as “self defence”, it certainly can’t feign ignorance. One of its visiting members got a first-hand glimpse of IDF tactics when he got shot at in Rafah even though he arrived in a clearly marked UN vehicle.[29]The three British MPs, surrounded by 20 children got shot at in the presence of UN officials, which led to a demand for investigation by the MPs into the IDF’s “outrageous behaviour” bordering on “lunatic”. One of the MPs, Crispin Blunt, concluded “If they are prepared to do this to people who come out of two clearly marked UN cars, what do they do when there is no one there?” He added “They are building up levels of hatred that will take decades, if not centuries, to erase."[30]

Such insights into have not precluded Blair from making significant contributions towards the maintenance of the illegal Israeli occupation. According to the veteran Journalist John Pilger:

Under Blair, British support for Israeli repression has accelerated. Last year alone, the government approved 91 arms export licences to Israel, in categories that included ammunition, bombs, torpedoes, rockets, missiles, combat vessels, military electronic and imaging equipment and armoured vehicles.[31]

While Foreign Office minister Ben Bradshaw – an active member of LFI – said there was "no evidence" that British arms and equipment had been used against the Palestinians, the Pilger article cited an Amnesty International report claiming abundant evidence that the Apache helicopters used to attack the Palestinians are kept flying with British components made by Smiths Industries. Merkava tanks are serviced with parts from Airtechnology Group; BAE provides parts for Israel’s F-16 fighter jets while converted British Centurion tanks are used as armoured personnel carriers. Land Rovers are an Israeli Army mainstay and British transponders are employed to coordinate helicopter attacks.[32]

Pilger provides further insight into how the Israeli occupation is kept liquid:

The Blair government has also backed the Israeli military-industrial complex by buying bullets, bombs, grenades and anti-tank missiles. The Metropolitan Police and the South Wales police buy Israeli ammunition. An Israeli combat aircraft training system was bought by the RAF. In 1999, a joint UK-Israeli high-technology investment fund was established to pump funds into joint research and development.[33]

The war on Iraq also received enthusiastic support from senior LFI members. An LFI gathering was reassured by Blair that “a stable Iraq will be good news for Israel." Israel security needs were also cited as a rationale by the Neo-con dominated US administration in its decision to go to war. In an exclusive interview with Israel’s daily Yediot Aharonot Condoleezza Rice said “security of Israel is the key to security of the world.”[34] The economic dividends for Israel from this venture were not discussed as openly – except in Israel’s own press.[35] This led Tam Dalyell, the longest serving member of the House of Commons, to comment on the undue influence of the 'Sharon-Likudnik' agenda pushed by advisers such as Michael Levy (and the US neocons)– on Blair’s decision to go to war.[36]He commented on the Neo-conservative “Cabal”, particularly the “Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs combined with neo-Christian fundamentalists” urging America on towards a “Likudnik” policy of attacking Syria.[37]


A common refrain in the rhetoric of all pro-Israel groups is the ‘combating of anti-Semitism’. More often then not, this leads to voices critical of Israeli policies being labelled anti-Semitic. While more circumspect than its American counterparts, LFI – like most pro-Israel groups – has often tried to discredit criticism of Israel by conflating it with ‘anti-Semitism’. LFI has not shied away from describing general resentment against Israeli policies as being rooted in, or contributing towards anti-Semitism. Lord Greville Janner, former president of the Jewish Board of Deputies and an LFI vice-chair has commented on the surge of anti-Semitism among the "viciously and often notoriously anti-Israel" left liberal media.[38]

An alleged comment by the French ambassador to London, referring to Israel as that “shitty little country” immediately elicited a demand by LFI (in a letter from Chair Jim Murphy and president Gwyneth Dunwoody) for his sacking, and the charge of anti-Semitism by Barbara Amiel in the Daily Telegraph. The Ambassador denied making the remark.[39] For good measure, Dunwoody also added “These comments are eerily familiar from the French.” Ironically enough, the alleged remark was made by the ambassador at a dinner hosted by Conrad Black.[40] Black’s newspapers and magazines have regularly intimidated other media for their criticism of Israel as anti-Semitic. Black’s The Spectator features articles by Melanie Phillips who is notorious for her extreme views, and has gone as far to suggest that Bishop Desmond Tutu’s criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic.[41]

During the elections for the seat of the Mayor of London, LFI compiled a dossier of the alleged “anti-Zionist bias” of the candidate Ken Livingstone.[42]The feud came to a head, with Livingstone’s comments to an invasive reporter, accusing him of acting like a ‘concentration camp guard’. Whereas LFI itself was more guarded in its statements, its pro-Israel allies in the press were far less inhibited as they cited various unnamed ‘critics’ and ‘protesters’ who found the comments ‘anti-Semitic’ as the reporter in question was Jewish.[43] Livingstone’s refusal to apologize and his subsequent publication of an op-ed openly critical of Israeli policies drew further ire from the lobby and its media surrogates.[44]

This tactic has been criticized, most notably, within the Jewish community. Rabbi David Goldberg has called the claims of a resurgent anti-Semitism “paranoid and exaggerated”, he added “it is far easier and safer to be a Jew than a Muslim, a black person or an east European asylum seeker”.[45]James Purnell of LFI believes, however, that “anti-Semitism is a virus that once again has started to infect [British] body politic” while Stephen Byers added that anti-Israeli criticism should not be used as "a cloak of respectability" for racist views. He went on to warn against dangers of the development of an "intellectual argument" bolstering anti- Semitic feeling.[46]


[1] Andrew Pierce, “Blair's chance to raise cash for Pounds 1m refund”,The Times, Nov 18, 1997[2] David Cracknell, “Byers plots a comeback with pro-Israel pressure group”,Sunday Times, August 4, 2002[3] “Art dealer on spying charge 'impressed Commons meeting'”, The Guardian, 1 March, 1989; “'Czech spy' was guest at Commons dinner”, The Independent, 1 March, 1989[4] Peter McKay, “How Tony has let us all down”, Daily Mail, March 20, 2000[5] Andrew Porter, The Business, 30 June, 2002 [6] Michael White, “Downing St denies pressure to gag Robinson”, The Guardian, October 21, 1999[7] Paul Eastham, “Tories want answers over ‘Cash Passport to Downing Street’”, The Daily Mail, March 30, 1998; Iain MacWhirter, “Blair Gambles Party Cash”, The Scotsman, November 18, 1997 [8] Kevin Maguire and Ewen MacAskill , “Fundraiser's role as envoy under attack”, The Guardian, 1 October, 2001[9]John Pilger, “Blair's meeting with Arafat served to disguise his support for Sharon and the Zionist project”, New Statesman, 14 January, 2002 [10] Neil Sammonds, “British culpability and the shadow of Canary Wharf”, ZNet,April 10, 2002[11] “Friend of Israel;Londoner's Diary”,The Evening Standard, September 28, 2001[12] Marie Woolf, “Blair: Do not forget Israeli victims of terror attacks”, The Independent, October 2, 2002[13]“Fatalities”, B’Tselem [14] Pierce, op. cit.[15] Maguire and MacAskill, op. cit. [16] Charlotte Hall, “Separation of Church and state, a one-man act”, Ha’aretz, 22 October, 2004[17] Labor Campaign Advert, Jewish Chronicle, June 1, 2001 [18] Ibid.[19] Register of Members' Interests, The United Kingdom Parliament [20] Greg Philo, “What You Get in 20 Seconds”, The Guardian, 14 July, 2004; Greg Philo and Mike Berry, Bad News From Israel, (Pluto, 2004)[21] Faisal Bodi, “Why I was banned by the BBC”, The Guardian, 21 May, 2001 [22] Tim Llewellyn, “The Story TV Won’t Tell”, The Observer, 20 June, 2004[23] Tim Shipman, “BBC Reporter faces ‘Terror Links’ Inquiry”, Sunday Express, 19 December, 2004 [24] Jon Goddard, “BBC Slammed By Anti-Israel MPs”, Totally Jewish[25] Michael White, “Mandelson speaks up for Portillo”, The Guardian, December 20, 2000 [26] Sam Kiley, “The Middle-East’s war of words”, The Evening Standard, 25 September, 2001[27] Richard Ingrams, “Who will dare damn Israel?”, The Guardian, 16 September, 2001 [28] “Israel's friends make enemies”, The Times, Oct 4, 1990 [29] Crispin Blunt, “Shooting at MPs won't do any good”, The Guardian, 22 June, 2004 [30] Inigo Gilmore, “Israeli soldiers open fire on visiting British MPs”, Sunday Telegraph, 20 June, 2004.[31] Pilger, op. cit.[32] Sammonds, op. cit.[33] Pilger, op. cit.[34]Israel Key to World Security”, The Daily Times, May 22, 2003[35] Akiva Eldar, “Infrastructure Minister Paritzky dreams of Iraqi oil flowing to Haifa”, Haaretz; “Israeli firm awarded oil tender in Iraq firm”, Aljazeera, February 25, 2004 [36] Chris Marsden, “Labour extends antiwar witch-hunt to Tam Dalyell”, WSWS, May 22, 2003[37] Michael White, “Dalyell steps up attack on Levy”, The Guardian, May 6, 2003 [38] Rabbi David Goldberg, “Let's have a sense of proportion”, The Guardian, January 26, 2002[39] Ewen McAskill, “Israel seeks head of French envoy”, The Guardian, December 20, 2001; “'Anti-Semitic' French envoy under fire”, BBC News [40] Ibid.[41] Melanie Phillips, “Return of the old hatred”, The Observer, February 22, 2004 [42] Mark Inglefield, “Ken Livingstone; Diary”, The Times, November 19, 1999[43] Paul Eastham, “Red Ken's Nazi slur”, Daily Mail, February 12, 2005 [44] Ken Livingstone, “This is about Israel, not anti-semitism”, The Guardian, March 4, 2005[45] Goldberg, op. cit.[46] Marie Woolf, “Anti-Semitism is infecting British politics, MPs warn”, The Independent, April 21, 2004

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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Time for Israel to cease to exist.

Jesus attacked the Jewish idea of 'an eye for an eye.'

Jesus taught compassion, moderation and humility.

Jesus was correct.

The culture of Israel has little to do with honesty and truth.

The death toll of Lebanese civilians killed by Israeli air raids overnight in southern Lebanon has risen to 52.One attack killed a man and his wife, and their eight children.

The Israelis come from the USA, Iraq, Britain, Morocco, and various other countries.

Israel was founded by terrorists. The Israelis drove the Arabs off their land.

Israel has links to terror events such as 9 11 and Lockerbie .

If we look back to World War II, we should remember that Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill and possibly Hitler, had Jewish origins.

It is time for Israel to cease to exist. The Israelis should go home to New York, Florida, Russia, Iraq and all the other places they came from.

And, we should ensure that friends of Israel do not control the institutions of the Western World.

John Kaminski, in March 2005, wrote:

"...the real issue to protest, in the silence of your own ravaged heart, is your own silent complicity in the savage system that kills innocent people every day so that rich Zionist Jew manipulators and their conscienceless Zionist Christian dupes can steal money from YOU.

"Just to be clear, these people are Americans, British, and Israelis, and they have no real consciences, which makes them dangerous sociopaths — which is why we have a sociopathic culture that feels no guilt when we kill innocent people overseas.

"It is no coincidence that this attitude perfectly reflects what is written in the Talmud and the Old Testament. Now that would really be something to protest about."

It is time for Americans to study the Sermon on the Mount; that means compassion, moderation and humility; it means rejecting 'an eye for an eye' and the worship of money.

Crime in Israel


Robin Taudevin

Robin Taudevin : 'in the last two weeks of his life he proved his fearless desire to expose social injustice by photographing the Dili riots up close and personal...'

Robin disappeared off the coast of East Timor on the 14th of May 2006.


Former militia members targeted amid the devastation

East Timor:

The World Food Program now says it is targeting those most at risk, such as... refugees who continue to return from the camps across the border in West Timor, where they fled last September.

But some of those returning are former militia members, a situation which brings NGOs into direct conflict with CNRT, the pro-independence East Timorese political party that forms the only local administration.

Robin Taudevin, an organiser for independent aid organisation Timor Aid, said working under such conditions wasn't easy.

"To deal with the local communities we have to deal with CNRT," he said.

"That way they can mobilise people to assist.

"But CNRT is a political organisation and down here in the south-west, where there was so much killing and destruction by whole communities that were involved in the militia, we have CNRT sometimes trying to punish certain areas or individuals."


journalists: Western journalists murdered by Indonesian military ...


Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Mumbai bombs and the intelligence services

Indian intelligence officials have named a suspect they believe may be linked to the Mumbai rail blasts, according to a report on CNBC on 11 July 2006.

Officials quoted in the report say Dawood Ibrahim, an Indian Muslim with ties to al-Qaeda, was considered a suspect in the attacks.,,2-10-1462_1966228,00.html


Dawood Ibrahim, alias Sheikh Dawood Hassan, a notorious character who hails from the Indian city of Mumbai, is known to have lived in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, as well as the major port city of Pakistan, Karachi. He is also an accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts in which at least 257 people lost their lives...

Dawood's syndicate... is (reportedly) involved in large-scale shipments of narcotics in the United Kingdom and Western Europe.

Dawood's underworld connects are extensive, and he "sublets" his name in Pakistan, Thailand, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates, among other countries, to "franchises" in the fields of drug trafficking and gambling dens...

Dawood is portrayed by US authorities as a terror ring leader under Pakistan's protection.


Iqbal Mirchi lives in Hornchurch, in England.

Iqbal Mirchi is wanted by police in India for murder and his part in a terrorist bombing campaign.

He is allegedly among the top 50 global drug barons; according to the US authorities he is the right-hand man of Dawood Ibrahim, head of the 'D' company, a worldwide mafia.

Bombs in Mumbai in 1993 killed over 300 people.

Mirchi's name was linked to the bombings.

According to Mirchi: 'a senior police officer told me that my name would be attached to false charges unless I paid millions of rupees in bribes. I refused and moved to Dubai.'

Mirchi admits having met Dawood Ibrahim in Dubai.

Dawood has been described as 'the most dangerous man in the world'.

As well as drugs and terrorism, the D company is involved in gold smuggling, gambling, counterfeit currency, diamond trading, contract killing, extortion and film financing.

It is said to have a 60 per cent stake in the Bollywood film industry.

Dawood is also known to have met Osama Bin Laden and, in the aftermath of 9/11, allowed his smuggling network to be used to enable senior al-Qaeda operatives to flee Afghanistan.



Friday, July 07, 2006

London 'bombers', or their doubles, have links to the CIA?

So, Khan and Tanweer have links to alCIAda? And MI5?

A noted terror expert has told the BBC that Mohammed Siddique Khan, the alleged ringleader of the 7/7 London bombings, was working for British intelligence agency MI5 as an informant at the time of the attacks.

Charles Shoebridge is a 12-year veteran detective of the London Metropolitan Police, a former graduate of the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, and now a broadcaster and writer on terrorism in the UK...


"What you have witnessed now is only the beginning of a series of attacks that will continue and pick up strengths till you pull your soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq and stop your financial and military aid to America and Israel," said Shehzad Tanweer...

This can be translated as:

The security services will try to keep you scared, so you will support the military, and its friends in Israel.


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