Saturday, February 28, 2009

Compromised its promise to tell the full story of the 9/11 attacks

"Philip Zelikow had hired Harvard historian Ernest R. May as a consultant to the 9/11 commission. ... May felt that the commission had also compromised its promise to tell the full story of the 9/11 attacks by its refusal to tackle the issue of how American support for Israel and repressive Muslim regimes in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Pakistan had 'fed the anger that manifested itself on September 11.' But May was told that the commissioners believed questions about Israel and Saudi Arabia were too controversial to be addressed in the final report. 'Composing a report that all commissioners could endorse carried costs,' May wrote." p391, The Commission: WHAT WE DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT 9/11

Also see: SCANDAL: 9/11 Commissioners Bowed to Pressure to Suppress Main Motive for the 9/11 Attacks.

Friday, February 27, 2009

The continued risk we are put at because of supporting Israel

Here is ANOTHER example of the risk we are put at because of supporting Israel. Luckily the attack failed because the bombs failed to explode. Notice that the media doesn't make it clear what the motive is. They mention things that if you already understood the background, you could get his motive but they don't make it clear: Below I quote from the article:

"NEW YORK - In 1973, a young terrorist named Khalid Duhham Al-Jawary entered the United States and quickly began plotting an audacious attack in New York City.

He built three powerful bombs — bombs powerful enough to kill, maim and destroy — and put them in rental cars scattered around town, near Israeli targets.

The plot failed. The explosive devices did not detonate, and Al-Jawary fled the country, escaping prosecution for nearly two decades ...

Bomb plot foiled
On Jan. 12, 1973, Al-Jawary flew to Boston via Montreal and then to New York City. He began scouting targets for a terrorist attack.

He picked two Israeli banks on Fifth Avenue and the El-Al cargo terminal at Kennedy Airport.

Possibly working with two or more people, Al-Jawary rented three cars and assembled three bombs comprised of large containers filled with gasoline, propane tanks, plastic explosives, blasting caps and batteries, according to FBI and federal court records.

Two of the bombs used alarm clocks, but a third employed a sophisticated electronic-timing device commonly referred to as an "e-cell," ... It was twice as powerful as the other two bombs.

On March 4, Al-Jawary — and possibly others — readied the cars in anticipation of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir's visit to the city.

Each car contained a Hebrew language newspaper with propaganda [WHAT DID IT SAY? WHY DON'T THEY TELL THEIR READERS?] from Black September — the terrorist organization that carried out the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics just months earlier — tucked inside.

But the bombs failed to explode. They were discovered after the two cars on Fifth Avenue were towed, and the FBI learned about the third car at JFK and notified police. ..."

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What is wrong with Israel

neasepanthers89 asks, "ok I get it, but honestly as a U.S soldier I just want to know, wtf is so WRONG about supporting Israel??? I am a STRONG supporter of israel, and their democratic system, and their way of life... they are a GREAT allie, why put so much effort into these videos???"

My answer:
Israel discriminates against Israeli citizens who are not members of the privileged religion and it brutalizes and kills (see these 4 posts for examples:
  1. What an Israeli soldier testified
  2. Physicians for Human Rights USA, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the Israeli human rights group B'Tselem all confirm the Israeli policy of targeting civilians
  3. Zionist Jews killed OTHER JEWS
  4. Israel Does Target Civilians and Always Has)
in its ongoing crime of ethnic cleansing and illegal land grabs.

  • Below is part of Jennifer Loewenstein's answer to a question in which the interviewer, Podur, mentions that Israel is hailed as 'the only democracy in the middle east.'

    "Whenever I hear the statement that Israel is 'the only democracy in the Middle East' I marvel yet again at the power of mythology and miseducation ... Israel is, by definition, a Jewish State. As such, it cannot be simultaneously democratic. It is not a state "ruled by the people" since one fifth of its population is not Jewish and therefore prevented by law from acquiring full citizenship. There is the additional fact that Israel rules over four million Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and annexed East Jerusalem. That these people are denied even the superficial vestiges of democratic government is undeniable.

    There are numerous concrete examples of the undemocratic nature of Israeli laws, including the prohibition on land ownership for non-Jews, or of running for political office if you espouse certain views such as that Israel should become truly democratic by being the state of all its citizens. There is the sobering and little known fact that 700 Arab villages in Israel (not the Occupied Territories) are unrecognized by the government. As a result, the inhabitants of these villages have no municipal services, are not included in government censuses, and crucially, are not allowed to vote. They must, however, pay taxes. That these villages are among the poorest and most backward areas in the country (in terms of literacy and birth/death rates, etc.) can be easily surmised.

    Widespread discrimination against Arabs exists in all of the professions and at all levels of society. Arabs are underrepresented in academia, in medicine, law, politics, and business. Arab Israelis are among the poorest of the country's population. They are denied key benefits, such as a "retirement" equivalent because they do not serve in the country's military services --indeed are prevented from doing so.

    Social and economic discrimination is, of course, anti-democratic, but is in one respect the least of the problems. We know from our own history how Black Americans were --and to a great extent are-- treated, not to mention other ethnic, religious, and political groups within our society. The fact is though, that there are and were mechanisms for internal change. Civil Disobedience is possible in Israel, to an extent. An Affirmative-Action-type program also exists in Israel for Arab Israelis, and yet, as long as the state remains "Jewish" the successes of such a program will be limited. What will happen when, as current demographic trends suggest, the Arab population --not only in Israel but in the Occupied Territories-- begins to outnumber the Jewish population? If the prevailing Israeli state ideology continues, the consequences for Arab Israelis and Palestinians of this natural population shift could be catastrophic. Some might say that such a comment is alarmist; those familiar with current and long-term policies both in the Territories and within Israel understand too well that programs such as "Transfer" in which the Arab populations are forcibly expelled from the region altogether are neither extreme nor unrealizable.

    The idea of turning Israel into a single, binational, democratic state has been virtually abandoned by everyone. In part this is because of the unwillingness to accept a truly democratic state, and in part this is because of the unwillingness to accept a secular state. Israel, as has already been noted, is a Jewish state. For some, this is still at least partly a religious term. For most, however, it is an ethnic-ideological term precluding the admission of a Palestinian "co-culture" and, more importantly, of joint Jewish-Palestinian rule.

    ... the Occupied Territories: the bombings, the shootings, the destruction of civilian homes and businesses, the indiscriminate murder of children and adults, the ubiquitous checkpoints arbitrarily restricting all movement, the walls of "separation", the electric-wire fences, the nightly war outside the windows of people's homes, the 24-hour curfews, the endless power-cuts, the water-shortages, the food shortages, the growing dependence on international food aid as the economies disintegrate, as poverty reaches the 80% mark and unemployment rivals that." - Jennifer Loewenstein, Znet article: Jenin, Lebanon, and the only democracy in the Middle East

    This is another good article: Israeli Repression and the Language of Liars: "I’m sorry, but I am over it. As a Jew, I am over it. And if my language seems too harsh here, that’s tough. Because it’s nothing compared to the sickening things said by Israeli leaders throughout the years. [see article for examples] ... democracy? the term is repeatedly used to describe Israel -- as in 'the only democracy in the Middle East.' This, despite the fact that Israel has no constitution; despite the fact that Israel is defined as the state of the Jewish people, providing special rights and privileges to anyone in the world who is Jewish and seeks to live there, over and above longtime Arab residents. This, despite the fact that Israel bars any candidate from holding office who thinks the country should be a secular, democratic state with equal rights for all. This, despite the fact that non-Jews are restricted in terms of how much land they can own, and in which places they can own land at all, thanks to laws granting preferential treatment to Jewish residents." - Tim Wise
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  • Monday, February 09, 2009

    Full unedited version President Ahmadinejad Interview on C-SPAN

    A viewer posts a comment to my video Apologize to the World Mr. Wallace and Return that Emmy, " this is very interesting, is there a possibility i could find the full unedited version somewhere on the internet?" (My latest video Warmongers who sold you the Iraq war, are pushing for a war with Iran highlights this video)

    I updated this post What is left on the cutting room floor with a link to the C-SPAN Archives:
    President Ahmadinejad Interview
    Product ID: 193840-1
    Format: Interview
    Last Airing: 08/14/2006
    Event Date: 08/08/2006
    Length: 1 hour, 28 minutes
    Location: Tehran, (Iran)

    Friday, February 06, 2009

    Warmongers who sold you the Iraq war are pushing for a war with Iran.

    See video: Warmongers who sold you the Iraq war, are pushing for a war with Iran. "Leon Panetta, said he believed Iran was pursuing nuclear weapons -- contrary to the opinion of the intelligence community he is about to lead," that is DANGEROUS! Please pass this video on to others, we need to expose their lies to millions of Americans, not just thousands.

    Ahmadinejad was talking about a political change, he has made that clear: "As the Soviet Union disappeared, the Zionist regime will also vanish"
    He is talking about a regime change towards democracy, he is not talking about bombing. The example of the Soviet Union makes clear what he has been saying all along.

    The media is manipulating you

    Ahmadinejad wrote in his letter to Bush, "are we to understand that allowing the original inhabitants of these lands - inside and outside Palestine - whether they are Christian, Muslim or Jew, to determine their fate, runs contrary to principles of democracy, human rights and the teachings of prophets?" THE MEDIA DIDN'T REPORT THAT PART OF HIS LETTER!