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Completing the Neocon PNAC Project

by Oui Tue May 1st, 2018 at 02:29:47 PM EST

From multiple sources ... in 2001 Bibi Netanyahu tied al-Qaeda to Palestinian terror and intiated the Islamophic fever across the "Christian" Western world for Islamic extremism. In his "expert" advice he told U.S. Congress of Iraq's nuclear development and Saddam's reliance on Russian technology and ties to North Korea. Very smart, he did not mention the Islamic nuclear bomb developed by Pakistan's Khan under approval of the CIA to balance the Indian nuclear program on the Asian continent. Everyone knows the covert development of Israel's nuclear program with assistance of France to build the nuclear reactor at Dimona and the theft of critical designs from nuclear installations in the U.S. Just ask whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu ...

Nuclear whistleblower faces fresh charges, 30 years on

How Does One Say "We told You So!" in Hebrew? | Times of Israel |

It's taken several years for the Iraq War to be recognized as a geo-political catastrophe. From the moment the first observer noticed Iran's belligerent rise in power and influence after the Iraq invasion and connected the two, rightwing media figures acknowledged Iran's increased visibility dismissed any connection. But soon Iran's nuclear activities became a greater concern than ever.

It's taken several years for the Iraq War to be recognized as a geo-political catastrophe. From the moment the first observer noticed Iran's belligerent rise in power and influence after the Iraq invasion and connected the two, rightwing media figures acknowledged Iran's increased visibility dismissed any connection. But soon Iran's nuclear activities became a greater concern than ever.

More below the fold ...

The neo-conservatives from the US and Israel designed in 1996 the policy paper PNAC for the overthrow of neighbouring states: Iraq and Syria. U.S. Congress and the British PM Tony Blair were happy to oblige. Now a devastating war on Iran is next? Can the global community tolerate such human disasters once more?

In the aftermath of the 2001 Nine-Eleven terror attacks, ardently pro-Zionist "neo-conservatives" in the Bush administration - who for years had sought a Middle East war to bolster Israel's security in the region - exploited the tragedy to press their agenda. In this they were backed by the Israeli government, which also pressured the White House to strike Iraq.

Netanyahu's Expert Testimony on Iraq in 2002 | Haaretz - 2012 |

Following his first term as Isrel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu testified to Congress on Sept. 12, 2002 as a private citizen, and advised Congress that a U.S. invasion of Iraq would be "a good choice."


"The [Israeli] military and political leadership yearns for war in Iraq," reported a leading Israeli daily paper, Haaretz, in February 2002.

    Senior security figures paint a rosy picture of the post-war future Israel can expect. They envision a domino effect, with Saddam's fall followed by that of Israel's other enemies: Arafat, Nasrallah, Assad, the ayatollah and maybe even Gadaffi.

The Jerusalem correspondent for the Guardian, the respected British daily, reported in August 2002: "Israel signalled its decision yesterday to put public pressure on President George Bush to go ahead with a military attack on Iraq, even though it believes Saddam Hussein may well retaliate by striking Israel."

Three months before the US invasion, the well-informed Washington journalist Robert Novak reported that Israeli prime minister Sharon was telling American political leaders that "the greatest US assistance to Israel would be to overthrow Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime." Moreover, added Novak, "that view is widely shared inside the Bush administration, and is a major reason why US forces today are assembling for war."

The Israel Divestment Debate | The Nation - April 2006 |

Am I going to believe the LIES LIES LIES from the British, Netanyahu and the Trump White House for going to war with Iran or Russia for that matter? NEVER!

European leaders cast doubt on Israel's claims about Iran nuclear breaches | The Guardian |

The overall initial view in European capitals was that the documents did reveal new material about the scale of Iran's programme prior to 2015 but that there was nothing showing a subsequent breach of the deal.

The French foreign ministry said that the details needed to be "studied and evaluated" but that the Israeli claims reinforced the need for continuation of the deal - which entails Iran accepting nuclear inspections in return for a loosening of economic sanctions.

"The pertinence of the deal is reinforced by the details presented by Israel," a statement said. "All activity linked to the development of a nuclear weapon is permanently forbidden by the deal."

The UK foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, also said the presentation of the claims, by the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, showed the importance of keeping the deal. "The Iran nuclear deal is not based on trust about Iran's intentions, rather it is based on tough verification," he said.

The presentation may not have been designed to change thinking in Europe but instead bolster Trump's resolve to stick to his campaign pledge and quit the deal, which is known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Netanyahu appeared on Tuesday on Fox & Friends, a favourite TV show of the US president, to accuse Iran of "trying to bamboozle the entire world" and expressed hope Trump would pull out of the deal.

During a display of close, historic friendship at the White House, Macron went for the glory of France with little interest for the victims of the wars in Libys, Syria and Yemen. With Brexit looming, France is lining up to be a crucial ally to Trump's America First!. Disgusting!

Macron, Trump announce 'common objective' on Iran and Syria | France 24 |
French special forces bolstering US-led operations in Syria, US defence secretary says

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue May 1st, 2018 at 04:43:48 PM EST
complement to the POTUS 2018 AUMF?
Israel's Legislature Votes War Against Syria
On May 1st, Al Masdar News headlined "Netanyahu is granted the ability to wage war without the Knesset", and reported that Israel's Knesset or legislature had voted late on Monday night April 30th, to hand entirely to the far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and to his extremely far-right Minister of Defense Avigdor Liberman the decision as to whether or when to invade any country -- the main actual target is Syria, but Iran and Lebanon are also in Israel's gunsights.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue May 1st, 2018 at 05:38:06 PM EST
Be interesting to see if the US is dumb enough to fall for this again.  Frankly I don't think so.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue May 1st, 2018 at 06:09:21 PM EST
"US is dumb enough to fall for this again ..."

It was clearly fine tuned with Pompeo, former CIA head, on his visit to the allied nations in the Middle East. No surprise whatsoever ... just fine-tuned to get access to MSM ... bad timing on the eve of May 1st celebration across the western world.

Washington DC and Langley, Va. didn't need convincing. Europe has taken a stance in support of the Iran nuclear deal ... this "firm" stance will just wither away in the coming days.

Notice the White House extended the tariffs exemption for the EU another 30 days ... keeping leverage to get Europe on board for new talks with Iran and tougher sanctions in the meantime.

Who has leverage on Trump due the Robert Mueller investigation? That's correct ... the U.S. Congress ... the House investigation reached a conclusion of no collusion just a few days ago. By chance? Of course not ... the fix is in to satisfy the GOP by shredding Obama's only accomplishment on foreign policy. So dumb ... playing political games with the lives of millions.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue May 1st, 2018 at 06:34:22 PM EST
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the weird turn pro" activists!
A Call to Defend Rojava
The Emergency Committee for Rojava is calling on the US government to:

  • impose economic and political sanctions on Turkey's leadership;
  • embargo sales and delivery of weapons from NATO countries to Turkey;
  • insist upon Rojava's representation in Syrian peace negotiations;
  • continue military support for the SDF.

Please join us as signatories and supporters in our call for the US and its allies to end their tacit acquiescence in Turkey's military adventure and restore peace and safety to the people of Rojava. And visit our website, DefendRojava.org to see other supporters, sign up for more information, and help organize an ongoing effort to support Rojava by spreading the word on your campus and in your community.


Please donate to help us hire staff and build the Emergency Committee for Rojava so we can increase solidarity and make a difference.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue May 1st, 2018 at 07:39:38 PM EST
Nicely stated by the Israeli press ahead of today's parliamentary election result ...

Polls open in Lebanon as Hezbollah challenges Western-backed Hariri | Times of Israel |

Polling got under way Sunday across Lebanon, where voters electing their parliament for the first time in nine years are expected to return the same ruling parties to office.

The vote is expected to be a test for the country's Western-backed Sunni prime minister, Saad Hariri, and his Iran-backed Shiite opponent, the Hezbollah terror group, which is looking to tighten its grip and expand its presence in the 128-seat parliament -- likely at Hariri's expense.  

U.S. State Dept - Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO)

10/8/1997    Hizbollah

10/8/1997    Kahane Chai (Kach)  

Hezbollah's growing threat against U.S. national security interests in the Middle East | Testimony U.S. Congress |
Lebanon, the Saudi-Iranian clash and Europe's role
The Root of Israel's Military Response in 'Search for Peace' - JDL

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sun May 6th, 2018 at 08:51:11 PM EST
Secretive court orders GCHQ to destroy stolen documents | Reprieve - April 2015 |

The UK's Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has today ordered intelligence agency GCHQ to destroy illegally collected communications of a Libyan rendition victim.

Today's decision marks the first time in the IPT's fifteen-year history that it has upheld a complaint against the security services. It is also thought to be the first time the secretive tribunal has ordered an intelligence agency to give up surveillance material.

The messages to be destroyed are legally privileged communications belonging to former Gaddafi opponent Sami al-Saadi. Mr al-Saadi was kidnapped in a joint MI6-CIA operation and 'rendered' to Libya in 2004 - with his wife and four children between the ages of six and twelve.  The same month his colleague Libyan politician Abdul-Hakim Belhaj was also seized and delivered to Gaddafi, along with his pregnant wife Fatima Boudchar.

Both families have brought civil claims against the then-Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, former MI6 counter-terror head Sir Mark Allen, and the UK Government for their kidnap. The al-Saadi family settled their civil claim in December 2012 for 2.2 million pounds; the Belhaj claim comes before the Supreme Court this year.  A Metropolitan Police investigation into both kidnappings, Operation Lydd, is thought to be near conclusion and with the CPS for a charging decision.  

Abdel Hakim Belhaj gets £500,000 compensation as May apologises 'unreservedly' for UK's conduct on rendition and torture in Libya
UK government trying to block release of files exposing Gaddafi links

From my recent diary ...

CIA Heinous Crimes - A Trail of Blood

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue May 29th, 2018 at 05:42:24 PM EST

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