THIS MEMORIAL DAY, 2010, IN MEMORY OF ALL OUR FALLEN HEROs AND THOSE TO COME.......
com/tc/2006(we are planning on doing a show on the USS Liberty tonight, May 31, 2010 at 8pm EST)Dr. Alan Sabrosky writes quickly in response to the Israeli attack, ininternational waters, on the aid flotialla bound for Gaza. The Israelisconfiscated food, oil trees, and medical supplies -- lethal items, no doubt,in the hands of Palestinians!Sabrosky's bio posted on Salem-News.com shows that he has a Ph.D. from theUniversity of Michigan and"is a writer and consultant specializing in national and internationalsecurity affairs. In December 1988, he received the Superior CivilianService Award after more than five years of service at the U.S. Army WarCollege as Director of Studies, Strategic Studies Institute, and holder ofthe General of the Army Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research. ".V........... ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... .........gance-israels- attack-on- the-gaza- aid-flotilla/DR. ALAN SABROSKY: THE MADNESS OF ARROGANCE: ISRAEL'S ATTACK ON THE GAZA AIDFLOTILLAMay 31, 2010 posted by <http://www.veterans today.com/> Dr. author/sabrosky/Alan Sabrosky . 1ogance-israels- attack-on- the-gaza- aid-flotilla/ #respond> Comment010%2F05%2F31% 2Fdr-alan- sabrosky- the-madness- of-arrogance- israels-attack- on-the-gaza-aid- flotilla% 2F&t=DR.%20ALAN% 20SABROSKY% 3A%20THE% 20MADNESS% 20OF%20ARROGANCE%3A% 20ISRAEL% E2%80%99S% 20ATTACK% 20ON%20THE% 20GAZA%20AID% 20FLOTILLA% 20%3A%20Veterans% 20Today&src=sp> Shareogance-israels- attack-on- the-gaza- aid-flotilla/ screenhunter_ 03-may-31- 13-24/THE MADNESS OF ARROGANCE:ISRAEL'S ATTACK ON THE GAZA AID FLOTILLABy Dr. Alan Sabrosky STAFF WRITER/EditorIsrael's attack on the Gaza-bound aid flotilla on America's Memorial Daywas all too predictable, although the form it took surprised even me. And itconfirms the old proverb that "Those whom the gods would destroy, they firstmake mad," for the attack was the kind of madness only unbridled arrogancecan assume.It wasn't just that foreigners as well as Palestinians, flying flags otherthan that of Palestine, were attacked. Israel has a long history of doingsuch things, especially to the UN. But except for the USS Liberty incidentin 1967, it has generally done that on inland sites - Gaza, the West Bank,the Lebanon - where it can largely block news and visual evidence, andcontrol the spin it puts on events, counting on its friends in the US andother mainstream media to say little or nothing to contradict them.ogance-israels- attack-on- the-gaza- aid-flotilla/ screenhunter_ 02-may-31- 13-24/The Attack ReprisedNot this time. An attack on the open seas, in acknowledged internationalwaters, against unarmed ships carrying humanitarian aid with passengers andcrews from many countries - especially a direct attack against a Turkishship - is a different matter, and potentially an explosive one. The numberof shipboard casualties indicates that once fighting started, the Israelicommandos simply sprayed automatic weapons fire into the people around them- another of their long-standing habits.And technology is their enemy here, just as it became in an earlier day theenemy of communist regimes in the former Soviet Union and other EasternEuropean countries. Too many images and videos were taken, and some sent,and too many witnesses reported what was happening, before the Israelis wereable to suppress communications from their victims.Bad for their victims, but also potentially very bad for Israel, and theinitial Israeli public-relations damage control efforts show that they areat least dimly aware of that fact. Trying to cast the attack ininternational waters as an exercise in self-defense would be ludicrous inthe best or worst of circumstances - has anyone ever seen wheelchairs usedas offensive weaponry?And for the Israeli spokeswoman to try to spin an assault by warships andarmed commandos as defense against a "lynch" (I guess she was trying to pushan American "hot button" for Obama - someone should tell her it is"lynching" or "lynch mob") would have embarrassed even her public relationssoulmate, Dr. Josef Goebbels. But desperate do what desperation dictates, Isuppose, although this time they may well have gone way too far.A Judging, Long OverdueAnd that is what the initial responses appear to affirm. All of the majorUS and many other media outlets are carrying this story, and even with theslant from many Jewish correspondents based in Jerusalem or Ashdod, thebloody particulars are slowly coming through to at least a general Americanaudience for the first time:1. The unarmed ships with unarmed passengers weretrying to ferry humanitarian and reconstruction aid to ravaged and embattledGaza.2. Israel has imposed a blockade on Gaza, probably ifnot certainly in violation of international law, supported largely by USvetoes in the UN Security Council.3. Israeli warships and commandos intercepted andattacked the aid flotilla in international waters -which is an act of war,piracy or state terrorism, depending on one's view of the details.4. Under attack, some of the passengers tried to defendthemselves, scores were killed or wounded, and some Israeli commandos werealso wounded - doubtless a surprise to them, but then their usual run ofvictims may have made them a bit too cocky.5. Many governments and publics around the world - notonly in Arab capitals - are openly outraged, and the discussion forums on USnews websites carrying the story suggest that much the same is happening ata public level in this country.6. But for Israel, this is just another "we are themisunderstood victim" incident in a long, sordid and utterly unbelievablelitany of such things - except that this time, they may not get away withit.Seizing the MomentThis is a time for those interested in justice for Palestine to seize themoment and act, building on the promise engendered but not fulfilled afterthe submission of the Goldstone Report to the HRC.I would like to think that President Obama would take a stand, and perhapshe will, but if he does it will be with words and not with deeds. Neitherthe Congress nor Rahm Emanuel would let him do much more, whatever hispredisposition - and who knows, he may believe the "lynch" metaphor, orpretend to do so.Americans shouldn't bother with letters or emails to US Senators orRepresentatives, or Obama; AIPAC will be there ahead of you with moreletters and money than you can generate. Go instead directly to the localoffices of US Senators and Representatives, stay until you speak personallyto the senior person there, and make your case as forcefully as you can.Make sure as many people hear you as possible - but be polite, and leaveyour signs at home.For the world community, now is the time and this is the incident to drivehome the UN "Uniting for Peace" Resolution, in both the Security Council andthe General Assembly as needed. The nationalities of the victims will atleast neutralize many European countries that might have opposed it before.Sanctions, embargoes, even the suspension or expulsion of Israel from the UNitself, do as much as quickly and as forcefully as possible. Press the BDScampaign everywhere hard.And for the US armed forces, on this Memorial Day, it would be well toreflect on the meaning of duty and service to country and people. Oaths ofallegiance, obedience and loyalty are important to professionals in thearmed forces, in or out of uniform. They were to me when I was in theMarines, and later as a civilian at West Point and the Army War College. I'msure serving professionals today are no different.But the elected and appointed civilians overseeing the armed services havealso taken their own oaths, and many have violated them by serving theinterests of Israel rather than the US itself, and especially by spendingAmerican lives and treasure furthering Israeli interests rather thansafeguarding American ones. This, to me, is clearly treason, and utterlynegates any loyalty anyone else owes to them.Remember that the cornerstone of our oaths is not to obedience, but to"support and defend the Constitution of the United States against allenemies, foreign and domestic." Think about it on this Memorial Day.____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ ____*Alan Sabrosky (Ph.D, University of Michigan) is a ten-year US Marine Corpsveteran and a graduate of the US Army War College. He can be contacted at
May 31, 2010
Hi Michael, finally got my Cabbala review together, more or less. here 'tis. Joe
Are Anti-Semites born or made?
Nature or nurture?Are non-Jews just born Anti-Semites?Is Anti-Semitism a disease?Can one catch it from Jews?Could it be that Jewish actions and behaviour make anti-Semites?Can a Jew be an Anti-Semite?So what is an Anti-Semite?One who hates Jews or one, the Jews hate?How come it's only Anti-Semites who criticize Israel's actions off Gaza?If a Gentile can be an Anti-Semite, can a Jew be an Anti-Gentile?The predicted Zionist lie machine clanks into gear with the usual big lie boilerplate denials and fantastic stories. However, the new and encouraging development is that the public no longer buy this junk, as a quick scan of the comments section of online British newspapers show. (See url's below)Here we see the Zionist organised, mass propaganda campaign to present the Israeli version of the news being slammed-red arrowed- by (I suspect) individual readers, suggesting a drying up of sympathy for Israel and a tendency to disbelieve or dismiss Zionist and even Jewish stories in an attitude reminiscent of that which used to prevail in Poland and Eastern Europeans who would often dismiss official pronouncements or accounts of events ranging from biblical stories to WW2 history and the Communist revolution as mere 'Jew talk'. The equivalent of the phrase 'Tell that to the Marines' or in the pre WW1 German phrase- 'Tell that to the Jew Moses' the natural mass reaction of a population become so sick and tired of being bombarded with lying crap that it comes to associate big lies with this racial group as a characteristic racial trait, as consistent and unvarying as say dark skin is of Africans, or slanty eyes in Chinese people.It never ceases to amuse me that whilst the broad spectrum of society from 'liberals' and neocons through to Zionist Jews ostensibly reject any notion of racial characteristics where Jews and minorities are concerned, yet all these subscribe to the Zionist notion that all non Jews are infected by a sort of Anti Semitic virus which, unless treated by a 24 hour, birth to grave regime of psychological indoctrination, and via exclusion, isolation and imprisonment of severe cases, will suddenly spring up in the population and result in gas chambers and human soap factories.
This Jewish device to both medicalize and demonize Gentiles has a basis of presumed and accepted racial differences, since it is simultaneously maintained by its advocates that Jews are entirely free of this disease/ evil and have never, throughout all the thousands of years and in all the nations of the earth ever contributed to the Anti-Semitism that has repeatedly seen them thrown out.
The story is always that of 'Irrational Anti Semitism', 'Irrational racism'' or even of 'Satanic possession. Thus when as in England and in other European countries Jews loaned money to invader/ kings under an agreement that they thereafter were appointed tax collectors to impoverish and oppress the people and collect the profits from their investment, the staving Gentile peasants would revolt and throw the Jews out. Reason would regard this as an inevitable consequence of Jewish actions and behaviour, yet the current Ziolie attributes these events to 'Irrational Anti-Semitism and hate' in which the ragged victims of Jewish oppression are denounced as the perpetrators and their Jewish oppressors as innocent victims. In fact the Ziolie is so well established that even the very act of seeking out the true causes of 'Anti-Semitism' is now regarded as proof positive of the researchers incurable Anti-Semitism and 'like-Hitlerism'
Thus in the present horrible Jewish terrorism on the high seas and the previous slaughter in Gaza. Or as many Jew fanatics maintain-'Scratch any Gentile and you will find an Anti-Semite just below the surface.JBSent: Monday, May 31, 2010 5:23 PMSubject: Israeli forces 'kill up to 19 people' carrying aid by ship to Gaza | Mail Onlinehttp://www.dailymai
l.co.uk/news/ worldnews/ article-1282802/ Israeli-forces- kill-19-people- carrying- aid-ship- Gaza.html
Cynthia McKinney, former US congresswoman, the first African American woman to represent Georgia. She had been on a couple of boats attempting to break the siege of Gaza. In one case the Israeli army fired at the boat. In another she and others on the boat were held in an Israeli detention center. The US gov't did nothing to protest this treatment of a former US congresswoman. http://en.wikipedia
.org/wiki/ Cynthia_McKinneyhttp://www.greenparCynthia McKinney Mourns the Dead of the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza:People of the U.S. and the world must end Israeli impunity now!I am outraged at Israel's latest criminal act. I mourn with my fellow Free Gaza travelers, the lives that have been lost by Israel's needless, senseless act against unarmed humanitarian activists. But I'm even more outraged that once again, Israel's actions have been aided and abetted by a U.S. political class that has become corrupted beyond belief due to its reliance on Zionist campaign finance and penetration by Zionist zealots for whom no U.S. weapons system is too much for the Israeli war machine, and the silence of the world's onlookers whose hearts have grown cold with indifference.
I recently visited the offices of IHH, the Turkish humanitarian organization that sponsored one of the Freedom Flotilla boats, and that was targeted by the Israelis for its murderous rampage. Reports are still coming in as to the full extent of the senseless Israeli violence. Of course, I expect Israel's apologists in the press and in the United States government to shift into high gear to support Israel's lying machine. Take note of their names. The 12,000 internet squatte rs/written word grenade throwers, hired by the Israeli Foreign Ministry to defend Israel and attack peace activists online, are already busy spreading their orchestrated disinformation in cyberspace. Be very careful what you read and believe from special interest press and the internet. You could be reading one of Israel's hired hacks. As a news diversion from what Israel has just done, I suspect that we can also expect to see a lot of historical footage of war's atrocities on television: today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day long ago set aside to remember the sacrifices of U.S. war dead.
I encouraged and supported U.S.S. Liberty veteran Joe Meadors's participation in the Freedom Flotilla. Unfortunately, the fate of the U.S.S. Liberty innocents on the high seas, while in international waters, has now been visited upon the participants in the Freedom Flotilla, in large measure because of the Congressional- and Presidential-
level cover-up of the 1967 Israeli attack on that U.S. surveillance ship. Combined with the failure of just about every other effort to hold Israel accountable for its crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide, and crimes against the peace. Belgium and Spain changed their domestic laws of universal jurisdiction after Israeli appeals to do so. The entire musical chairs gang of rotating Israeli leadership are war criminals. During my imprisonment in Israel for attempting to take crayons to the children of Gaza, I called Israel a failed state. If Israel is threatened by unarmed, humanitarian activists to the point of massacring them, then Israel is a failed state. Israel is a failed nuclear state.
Obama's most recent granting of an additional $205 million for Israeli "missile defense" is unconscionable, when in the same week, reports revealed for the first time, Israel's offer of nuclear weapons to apartheid South Africa. Ju st last week, a paper bearing the signature of former Israeli Prime Minister, Shimon Peres, was released by South Africa, revealing that in 1975, Israel could offer South Africa nuclear weapons "in three sizes." South Africa's then-Minister of Defense, P.W. Botha, was South Africa's signatory to the letter. This information would make the entire Obama Administration look sadly farcical as it points an accusing finger at Iran, except that U.S. obeisance to the Israeli bloodthirst is deadly serious. With deadly outcomes.
Earlier this month, Israel was granted admission to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a direct affront to ongoing Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) efforts across the world. Once again, Israel has thumbed its nose at the global community--with bloody results--because it can.
I am proud to serve on the Bertrand Russell Tribunal on Palestine. Its next sitting will be in London, where w e will examine corporate complicity in Israel's crimes against Palestine. The Tribunal will sit from November 5 - 7. Please put this on your calendar. We all must do what we can, where we are to end wars against the people at home and wars against human rights abroad.
Finally, a friend just sent a message to me saying that the Israelis had lost their minds. Sadly, based on the past, the Israelis could very well conclude that they can do anything--imprison me for trying to take love to the children of Gaza and kill humanitarian activists trying to do the same--because they know, in the end, they'll get away with it. Instead, I would suggest that we are the ones who have lost our minds, our souls, our spirits, and our human dignity if we allow the Israelis to get away with murder--again-
-and we do nothing.
I am calling on the people of the United States to change course now.
On this Memorial Day 2010, I am stunned a nd outraged beyond belief while mourning the dead of the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza.
tywatch.org/ 2010/05/31/ cynthia-mckinney -condemns- israeli-massacre -of-activists/
Günter Deckert, 70, faithful reporter of various German trials of revisionists, former president of the NPD (Nationaldemocratic Party of Germany), himself having served 5 years in prison for revisionism, reports that he will be the defendant in a new trial on July 28.The offense is having served as an editor of the German translation of Carlo Mattogno's "Auschwitz: La prima gasazione" ("Auschwitz: die erste Vergasung. Gerüchte und Wirklichkeit" - Auschwitz: the First Gassing. Rumor and Reality). On page 6 of the book Deckert stipulates that he does not share the theses and conclusions of the author.Deckert believes that the evidence against him falls far short of showing the legally required dissemination to the general public, but that the authorities disregard legal niceties with people like him for public relations purposes.Begin forwarded message:From: Bocage <bocage@club-
internet.> frDate: May 29, 2010 7:48:17 PM CDTTo: Bocage <bocage@club- internet.> frSubject: All.: Un nouveau procès pour Günter DeckertGünter Deckert, 70 ans, fidèle rapporteur des divers procès intentés en
Allemagne aux révisionnistes, ancien président du NPD, qui, lui-même, a déjà
fait 5 années de prison pour révisionnisme, nous annonce qu'il est l'objet
d'un nouveau procès qui aura lieu le 28 juillet prochain devant le tribunal
de première instance de Weinheim (près de Mannheim). Ce procès lui est
intenté, comme de bien entendu, sur la base du fameux article 130 du Code
pénal. G. Deckert écrit:
Motif invoqué pour mon procès: Ma collaboration à l'édition allemande du
livre de Carlo Mattogno "Auschwitz: La prima gasazione" ("Auschwitz: die
erste Vergasung. Gerüchte und Wirklichkeit"
A la page 6 de cette édition allemande on peut lire : "Traduit par Henry
Gardener; rédaction finale du texte par Günter Deckert qui a tenu à
souligner qu'il ne partage pas les thèses et conclusions de l'auteur."
Malgré cette prise de position, le procureur général de Mannheim, un
certain Grossmann [probablement le même que celui qui avait dressé l'acte
d'accusation contre l'avocate Sylvia Stolz], a déposé une plainte auprès du
tribunal de première instance de Weinheim pour "complicité d'incitation à la
Le vendredi 21 mai 2010 j'ai eu la possibilité de parcourir le dossier
de 176 pages et constater que l'enquêteur de la police de la pensée de
l'Office de Heidelberg n'avait pas trouvé sur mon ordinateur de passages
pouvant être considérés comme incitant à la haine.
De plus le fameux article 130 exige que pour qu'il y ait délit les
écrits susceptibles d'inciter à la haine aient été l'objet d'une diffusion
massive auprès du public. Or pour cela l'enquête n'a rien trouvé de probant.
Mieux encore, les deux seuls témoins à charge contre moi appartiennent à
des services publics: l'un est un fonctionnaire du Bundesamt für
Verfassungsschutz (Service national pour la protection de la constitution
(1) dont le siège est à Cologne), l'autre, une femme (2), est chargée de
cours à l'université de Bamberg en Bavière, ce qui constitue un problème
pour mes persécuteurs puisque deux personnes ne peuvent être considérées
comme constituant le public et elles ne sauraient montrer à elles seules que
le livre a été l'objet d'une diffusion massive.
A cela s'ajoute un problème de compétence territoriale du tribunal: Pour
que celui de Weinheim soit compétent il faudrait que les deux témoins aient
leur résidence habituelle dans le Bade-Wurtemberg, ce qui n'est pas le cas.
Dans de telles conditions les poursuites concernant un Allemand "normal"
seraient sûrement abandonnées. Mais dans mon cas le Système se doit de
montrer, aussi bien auprès du grand public que du Comité central des juifs
d'Allemagne, qu'il agit avec la plus grande énergie contre des gens comme
(1) Je rappelle que l'Allemagne n'a toujours pas de constitution qui ait été
soumise au vote de la population. Ce qui est censé la remplacer, à savoir la
loi fondamentale (Grundgesetz) n'est rien d'autre qu'un Ersatz octroyé par
les vainqueurs de 1945.
(2) Elle a trouvé le livre de Mattogno avec d'autres matériels
révisionnistes dans sa boîte aux lettres.
The Occidental Observer Newsletter - Michael Colhaze: Of Eggs and Zeros + Two Blogs by Kevin MacDonald
s only one country who can stop this butchery and murder and you know who that is. Has Barak Obama got the cajones to stop these atrocities by Israel ? I very much doubt it. Israel knows that whatever they do the United States will forgive them. If ever there was a more typical case of the tail wagging the dog then this is it. Whatever crimes Israel commits they know the billions of $$$$$$$ won't ever stop. Israel is the most terroristic state in the world today...They are hated and despised the world over not because they are Zionists...not because they are Jews simply because they are a bunch of unprincipled bastards and liars.
As I write this piece the scale of the Israeli lethal slaughter at sea is yet to be clear. However we already know that at around 4am Gaza time, hundreds of IDF commandos stormed the Free Gaza international humanitarian fleet. We learn from the Arab press that at least 16 peace activists have been murdered and more than 50 were injured. Once again it is devastatingly obvious that Israel is not trying to hide its true nature: an inhuman murderous collective fuelled by a psychosis and driven by paranoia. Peace activists aboard the Turkish ship, Mavi Marmara, with hundreds of aid workers and activists aboard, report that they have been attacked. At least 20 persons have been killed at last report and over 50 more wounded. Israeli commandos apparently lowered themselves onto the Mavi Marmara with ropes. Passengers range in age from 88 to a year old and include Christians, Muslims and Jews seeking to end the blockade. Film footage from the vessel showed armed Israeli soldiers boarding the ship and helicopters flying overhead. Israelis shot indiscriminately into groups of sleeping civilians. Technically speaking, Israel has committed an act of war against Turkey by attacking a ship sailing under the Turkish flag in international waters. Months ago when the mission was in the planning stages, Turkey predicted dire consequences should the Israels attack their ship. The Israeli ambassador was summoned to the Turkish foreign ministry Monday after the incident. "The ambassador (Gabby Levy) was summoned to the foreign ministry. We will convey our reaction in the strongest terms," the diplomat said. Shortly afterwards, Israeli military censors ordered a block on all information regarding those injured or killed during the storming of the ship. No weapons are onboard the humanitarian aid convoy. Gunfire was heard under the cover of darkness. Hundreds of elected officials, former diplomats, aid workers and activists, including a Nobel laureate and many European legislators, are with the flotilla, traveling by sea to Gaza to break Israel's blockade of the tiny strip of land. Evidently they are witnessing Israel's brutality and murderous intentions first hand. Israel is showing itself as a terrorist state, founded and established by acts of terrorism and sustained by state terrorism. One boat in the aid convoy is flagged and registered in the United States. The ship is U.S. territory under maritime law, and the U.S. government is required to intervene if this "U.S. property" is attacked or illegally confiscated by Israeli authorities. As of this writing, the attack is ongoing, the total dead and wounded will most likely increase. Israelis supposedly took over the convoy. Waiting for international reaction...silence? excuses? glossing over? strong words with nothing to back it up? U.S. sending more weapons to Israel by federal express mail?? EUROPEAN UNION Brussels, 28 May 2010 Statement by the spokesperson of High Representative Catherine Ashton on the flotilla sailing to Gaza The spokesperson of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission Catherine Ashton issued a following statement today: "We strongly urge that all involved act with a sense of restraint and responsibility and work for a constructive resolution. The EU remains gravely concerned by the humanitarian situation in Gaza. The continued policy of closure is unacceptable and politically counterproductive. We would like to reiterate the EU's call for an immediate, sustained and unconditional opening of crossings for the flow of humanitarian aid, commercial goods and persons to and from Gaza." Lisa KARPOVA Timothy BANCROFT-HINCHEY OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- Sheikh Raed Salah, the leader of the Islamic movement in the 1948 occupied Palestinian lands, was seriously injured in the Israeli occupation forces' (IOF) assault on the Freedom Flotilla at dawn Monday, Hebrew media reported. The Hebrew radio said that the IOF attack killed 16 solidarity activists and wounded about 60 others. Sheikh Kamal Al-Khatib, the deputy leader of the Islamic movement, charged the IOA with attempting to assassinate Sheikh Salah, making use of the attack on the flotilla as an excuse. The IOF used live bullets and teargas bombs in the attack on the ships carrying hundreds of solidarity activists and thousands of tons of medical aid and other relief material to the besieged people of Gaza. http://www.palestin Israeli criminal navy attacks humanitarian ships in international waters. Reports of 10-16 humanitarian activists killed and 50-60 injured. Ships taken to Haifa to avoid press at Ashdod. (On board were Ambassador Edward Peck from Chevy Chase, Huwaida from DC, Col. Ann Wright, and an elderly Holocaust survivor). We have a communication blackout on how they are doing. One of the ships was an American flagship.) Use Memorial Day to memorialize all the brave activists, show our outrage, and let the world know we are not sleeping! Call Joan to add your organization's support.
Sent: Mon, May 31, 2010 9:31:48 AM
Subject: Israel Attacks U.S. Ship In International Waters (again)
"Under growing pressure from world public opinion, the criminal and terrorist Zionist regime has now resorted to maritime murder", said Saeed Jalili, dismissing the attack as "terrorist piracy."
He said such moves by the Israeli regime symbolize Tel Aviv and Washington's "60-year opposition to the freedom of nations".
"The behavior of the Israeli regime over the past year, particularly the terrorist act this morning, indicates Obama's peace plan was a deceptive move aiming to buy the Zionist regime time," added Jalili.
He said the Israeli attack on the Gaza aid flotilla is a test of will for all those who claim to be advocates of freedom and human rights.
"The US as well as the Zionist regime's regional and international sympathizers should be accountable to the world public opinion for supporting Tel Aviv," said Jalili.
Arab League (AL) Secretary General Amr Moussa slammed the Monday's deadly raid against the humanitarian mission as a "crime."
"We condemn this crime, taken against a humanitarian mission and people. They were trying to help people. They were not on a military mission. Everyone should condemn this," Moussa told AFP. The AL chief said that the 22-member organization was now contemplating its "next step" against Israel.
Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas also termed the Israeli attack a "massacre," calling for a three-day strike in the West Bank, Press TV correspondent in Ramallah said. Abbas also warned that the lethal assault would jeopardize the US-sponsored indirect negotiations with Israel.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri was also quick to slam the deadly Israeli raid as "dangerous and crazy", stressing that the action would only intensify tensions in the region.
"Lebanon firmly denounces this attack and calls on the international community, notably major powers... to take action in order to end this continued violation of human rights and threat to international peace," AFP quoted Hariri as saying.
Ibrahim Mousavi, the media spokesman for Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance movement, condemned the attack and offered sympathy to the families of the killed aid workers.
Meanwhile in Egypt, the opposition Muslim Brotherhood joined voice to slam the latest Israeli violence, urging President Hosni Mubarak to cut all Cairo-Tel Aviv ties. The movement also called on the Egyptian government to open the Rafah crossing.
Palestine's democratically elected Premier Ismail Haniyeh called on all supporters of the Palestinian cause to stage massive protests against Israel's "act of piracy," urging the Arab world to take "practical measures" to permanently end the Israeli blockade of Gaza.
At least 20 people were killed and 50 others injured when the Israeli navy stormed the Gaza Freedom Flotilla early on Monday. The convoy was intercepted in international waters, some 150km (90 miles) off the coast of Gaza.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejected the notion on Monday that the Israeli raid on the Freedom Flotilla was indicative of Tel Aviv's military muscle, explaining further that it was a mere symbol of its weakness.
President Ahmadinejad said Israel was "fabricated not only with the aim of gaining control over the Middle East but also over the entire world."
Calling for international efforts to save the Palestinian nation, the Iranian president said, "Supporting the people of Palestine is equal to supporting peace and freedom of every nation."
In separate remarks, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili also blasted Israel for the deadly attack and called it a sign of Israeli weakness.
Jalili went on to say that the convoy raid proved US President Barack Obama's 'peace plan' for the Middle East as a "cheat."
Meanwhile, Spokesman for the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kazem Jalali described the fatal attack by Israel on the Gaza aid convoy a "war crime." Jalali also criticized Tel Aviv for being a "threat to global security."
The condemnations come after Israeli forces launched an early morning attack on the international aid fleet en route to the besieged Gaza Strip, killing at least 20 people and leaving scores injured.
A spokesperson for the EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton expressed her regret on the loss of lives and use of violence as the news of Israel's attack on the Freedom Flotilla shook the world on Monday.
"On behalf of the European Union she demands a full inquiry about the circumstances in which this happened ... She calls for an immediate, sustained and unconditional opening of the crossing for the flow of humanitarian aid, commercial goods and persons to and from Gaza," Reuters reported the EU official as saying.
The condemnation came after Israeli forces launched an early morning attack on the international aid fleet en route to the besieged Gaza Strip.
According to the al-Aqsa TV channel, at least 20 people were killed in the attack and more than 50 others were wounded. Nine Turkish nationals were reportedly among those dead.
Amid public outrage over the Israeli act of violence, the Arab League, Turkey, and Iran were among the first to condemn the attack.
Palestine's democratically elected Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh also called on Arab leaders to take practical steps to end the siege on Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, as part of a global reaction to the deadly attack, Turkey, Sweden, Greece, and Spain summoned Israeli envoys to Ankara, Stockholm, Athens, and Madrid.
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Israeli Forces Murder Human Rights Activists and Injure Scores More, New Yorkers plan street action and demand immediate freeze of aid to Israel.
On Memorial Day, as Americans mourn the loss of lives in our nation's wars, people in the US and around the world will be mourning and rallying against the assassination of human rights activists killed by Israeli snipers with bullets paid for by US tax dollars. While reports continue to stream in so far, ten activists are reported dead with over fifty wounded by the Israeli Military takeover of the ships early Monday morning.
The killed and wounded were members of a humanitarian aid convoy bound for the Palestinian Gaza strip sailing under the name of the Free Gaza Flotilla. The Flotilla which comprises over 700 people from 40 countries was in international waters when the Israeli
Military forces boarded and began shooting passengers.
Initially, the flotilla was surrounded by 14 Israeli warships as Israeli military helicopters hovered above. In a calculated military operation, Israeli soldiers then roped down onto the boats and began shooting. Live footage from one of the boats reveals the Israeli soldiers were heavily masked and carrying live ammunition which they used on the unarmed passengers. None of the passengers or activists were armed.
The Israeli government in recent days announced its intention to prevent the Humanitarian Aid Flotilla from reaching the Palestinian shores of Gaza. Tonight, Israeli officials stated that Israeli Armed Forces opened fire because the boats refused to dock in the Israeli
port of Ashdod.
Flotilla organizers have pointed out that on all prior occasions when the Israelis made this demand, the Israelis seized and refused to release the aid supplies. The organizers support their position by noting that the point of their trip is the long standing Israeli
siege of Gaza which prevents Palestinians in Gaza from accessing the most basic food and medical items.
Protests have already broken out around the world. Huge numbers in Ankara and Istanbul have been demonstrating all day Sunday, and after news of the Israeli military operation leaked, the Israeli Consulate in Istanbul was occupied by Turkish activists enraged at the sniper operation.
A wide coalition of activists, including Al-Awda NY and the Gaza Freedom March, are calling for rallies in NY tomorrow, Monday, and Tuesday . Organizers are asking people to call the State Department and your Congressional representatives to demand that all aid to Israel, military and economic, be cut off.
For more information please call Dima Abisaab 646-920-7114.
Check NY Activist Calendar frequently: http://nycal.
[ 31/05/2010 - 07:53 AM ]
By now you have probably heard of this atrocity. CodePink, WIAMEP, DCMetroBDS, ANSWER, ISM, and others are asking all who can to assemble at the Israeli Embassy, 3514 International Drive NW (VAN NESS METRO STOP) at 3pm TODAY, moving to the White House at 5pm. If you can join either of both of these protests, please assemble with us.
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AS WIDELY AS YOU CAN
Joan Stallard Nora Bawa
202-248-2093 home 202 244-5357
Embassy of Israel in Buenos Aires, Argentina
De Mayo 701
Piso 10 Buenos Aires... See More
Israeli Embassy in Mendoza, Argentina
Honorary Consulate of Israel in Mendoza, Argentina
Olascoaga 838 -(5500)
Mendoza - Argentina
Phone: +54 - 61 - 380642
Fax: +54 - 61 - 235940
Israeli Embassy in Ottawa, Canada
Embassy of Israel in Ottawa, Canada
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6L2
Consular Reception Hours:
10:00 - 13:00
Phone: (613) 567-6450
Fax: (613) 237-8865
Israeli Embassy in Shanghai, China
Consulate General of Israel in Shanghai
7th Floor, New Town Mansion
55 Loushanguan Road
Israeli Embassy in Taipei, China
Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei, China (Republic)
Hillel Street 37,
Phone: (02) 2757-9692
Fax: (02) 2757-7247
Israeli Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark
Embassy of Israel in Copenhagen, Denmark
Phone: 45 -88185500
Israeli Embassy in Paris, France (Paris)
Embassy of Israel in Paris, France
3, rue Rabelais
75008 Paris - France
Phone: 01 40 76 55 00
Israeli Embassy in Berlin, Germany
Embassy of Israel in Berlin, Germany
Phone: 030/8904 5531
Israeli Embassy in Rome, Italy
Embassy of Israel in Rome, Italy
Phone: 06 36198500
Fax: 06 36198555
Israeli Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands
Embassy of Israel in The Hague, Netherlands
Ambassade van Israel
2513 AH Den Haag
Israeli Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand
Embassy of Israel in Wellington, New Zealand
111 The Terrace,
PO Box 2171,
Phone: 04 472 2368
Fax: 04 499 0632
Israeli Embassy in, Poland
Embassy of Israel in Poland
ul. Krzywickiego 24
02 078 Warszawa
Phone: (48 22 ) 825 09 23 or ( 48 22 ) 825 00 28
Fax: ( 48 22 ) 825 16 07
Israeli Embassy in Singapore, Singapore
Embassy of Israel in Singapore
24 Stevens Close
Israeli Embassy in Miami, United States
Consulate General of Israel in Miami, United States of America
100 North Biscayne (Yitzhak Rabin) Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33132
Israeli Embassy in San Francisco, United States
Consulate General of Israel in San Francisco, United States of America
456 montgomery street,
San Francisco, 94104
Phone: 415 - 844-7500
Israeli Embassy in Chicago, United States
Consulate General of Israel in Chicago, United States of America
111 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 1308
Chicago, IL 60601
Israeli Embassy in Houston, United States
Consulate General of Israel in Houston, United States of America
24 Greenway Plaza,
Suite 1500 Houston,
Phone: (713) 627-3780
Fax: (713) 627-0149
Israeli Embassy in Los Angeles, United States
Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles, United States of America
6380 Wilshire blvd.
Los Angeles CA, 90048
Israeli Embassy in Washington DC, United States
Embassy of Israel
3514 International Drive, NW,
Washington DC 20008
Phone: (202) 364-5500
Tel: (Visas and customs) (202) 364-5527 E-Mail: ask@israelemb.
Israeli Embassy in Atlanta, United States
Consulate General of Israel in Atlanta, United States of America
1100 Spring St., N.W. Suite 440
Atlanta, GA 30309-2823
Phone: (404) 487-6500
Fax: (404) 487-6555
Israeli Embassy in Boston, United States
Consulate General of Israel in Boston, United States of America
20 Park Plaza, Suite 1020
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 535-0200
Fax: (617) 535-0255
Israeli Embassy in Madrid, Spain (Madrid)
Embassy of Israel in Madrid, Spain
Velázquez 150, 7º
Phone: (91) 411 13 57
Israeli Embassy in London, United Kingdom
Embassy of Israel in London, Great Britain
2 Palace Green
Phone: 020 - 7957 9500
As I write this piece the scale of the Israeli lethal slaughter at sea is yet to be clear. However we already know that at around 4am Gaza time, hundreds of IDF commandos stormed the Free Gaza international humanitarian fleet. We learn from the Arab press that at least 16 peace activists have been murdered and more than 50 were injured. Once again it is devastatingly obvious that Israel is not trying to hide its true nature: an inhuman murderous collective fuelled by a psychosis and driven by paranoia.
Peace activists aboard the Turkish ship, Mavi Marmara, with hundreds of aid workers and activists aboard, report that they have been attacked. At least 20 persons have been killed at last report and over 50 more wounded. Israeli commandos apparently lowered themselves onto the Mavi Marmara with ropes. Passengers range in age from 88 to a year old and include Christians, Muslims and Jews seeking to end the blockade.
Film footage from the vessel showed armed Israeli soldiers boarding the ship and helicopters flying overhead. Israelis shot indiscriminately into groups of sleeping civilians.
Technically speaking, Israel has committed an act of war against Turkey by attacking a ship sailing under the Turkish flag in international waters. Months ago when the mission was in the planning stages, Turkey predicted dire consequences should the Israels attack their ship. The Israeli ambassador was summoned to the Turkish foreign ministry Monday after the incident.
"The ambassador (Gabby Levy) was summoned to the foreign ministry. We will convey our reaction in the strongest terms," the diplomat said. Shortly afterwards, Israeli military censors ordered a block on all information regarding those injured or killed during the storming of the ship.
No weapons are onboard the humanitarian aid convoy. Gunfire was heard under the cover of darkness. Hundreds of elected officials, former diplomats, aid workers and activists, including a Nobel laureate and many European legislators, are with the flotilla, traveling by sea to Gaza to break Israel's blockade of the tiny strip of land.
Evidently they are witnessing Israel's brutality and murderous intentions first hand. Israel is showing itself as a terrorist state, founded and established by acts of terrorism and sustained by state terrorism.
One boat in the aid convoy is flagged and registered in the United States. The ship is U.S. territory under maritime law, and the U.S. government is required to intervene if this "U.S. property" is attacked or illegally confiscated by Israeli authorities.
As of this writing, the attack is ongoing, the total dead and wounded will most likely increase.
Israelis supposedly took over the convoy. Waiting for international reaction...silence? excuses? glossing over? strong words with nothing to back it up? U.S. sending more weapons to Israel by federal express mail??
EUROPEAN UNION Brussels, 28 May 2010
Statement by the spokesperson of High Representative Catherine Ashton on the flotilla sailing to Gaza
The spokesperson of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission Catherine Ashton issued a following statement today:
"We strongly urge that all involved act with a sense of restraint and responsibility and work for a constructive resolution. The EU remains gravely concerned by the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
The continued policy of closure is unacceptable and politically counterproductive. We would like to reiterate the EU's call for an immediate, sustained and unconditional opening of crossings for the flow of humanitarian aid, commercial goods and persons to and from Gaza."
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- Sheikh Raed Salah, the leader of the Islamic movement in the 1948 occupied Palestinian lands, was seriously injured in the Israeli occupation forces' (IOF) assault on the Freedom Flotilla at dawn Monday, Hebrew media reported.
The Hebrew radio said that the IOF attack killed 16 solidarity activists and wounded about 60 others.
Sheikh Kamal Al-Khatib, the deputy leader of the Islamic movement, charged the IOA with attempting to assassinate Sheikh Salah, making use of the attack on the flotilla as an excuse.
The IOF used live bullets and teargas bombs in the attack on the ships carrying hundreds of solidarity activists and thousands of tons of medical aid and other relief material to the besieged people of Gaza.
Israeli criminal navy attacks humanitarian ships in international waters. Reports of 10-16 humanitarian activists killed and 50-60 injured. Ships taken to Haifa to avoid press at Ashdod.
(On board were Ambassador Edward Peck from Chevy Chase, Huwaida from DC, Col. Ann Wright, and an elderly Holocaust survivor). We have a communication blackout on how they are doing. One of the ships was an American flagship.)
Use Memorial Day to memorialize all the brave activists, show our outrage, and let the world know we are not sleeping!
Call Joan to add your organization's support.
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