by Ghassan Kadi
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has finally had it its way. A meeting held last month of GCC and other Arab Foreign Ministers has condemned Iran for the attack on the Saudi Embassy incident, and the Lebanese Foreign Minister Basil; from the 8th of March Coalition pro-Hezbollah camp, abstained from voting. As a result, Lebanon was punished by Saudi Arabia as the latter decided to renege on the $4bn aid promise to the Lebanese Army and Internal Security.
And then just a few weeks later, the Arab Interior Ministers convened in Tunis and declared Lebanon’s Hezbollah a terror organization (1&2). Lebanon’s Interior Minister Mashnouk, a 14th of March Hariri man, also abstained from voting.
The debauched Saudi royals, the same lazy criminals who die from obesity and self-inflicted diabetes whilst they are starving and bombing Yemen, the same people who poured billions upon billions of dollars to kill Syrians in an attempt to create an Islamic state in lieu of its secular government, that scourge of a family that rules with an iron fist wreaking havoc and creating wars between Arabs and Muslims and never once fired a single bullet at Israel, they actually had the audacity to call the shots and had Hezbollah declared as a terrorist organization. Strange days indeed.
What is of significance here is the almost utter silence about this development in Western media. Try to Google this milestone event using any key words, and you will not find any references in the well-established highly-read mainstream Western news agencies. Interesting indeed.
What is even more interesting here as an observer is that quite often Western media go abuzz with what they believe is taking the Arab World by storm, but in reality, no one in the Arab World would be talking about it or least concerned.
The issues of Saudi military land intervention in Syria and their alleged ownership of nuclear weapons for example, are hardly ever discussed in the Levant and the whole Middle East. They are seen as some kind of bad-taste jokes. Such topics seem to only make news headlines in the West.
Back to the Tunis decision. The Arab states that did not vote in favour of the motion are Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria and Iraq. I wonder if the readers are missing something here….Palestine, as represented by Abbas’s Palestinian Authority (PA), has in fact voted for declaring Hezbollah as a terror organization.
Whilst Hamas is not acknowledged as a representative of the Palestinian people, Ismail Haniyye, who is entirely in Qatar’s pocket, would probably also vote in favour had he been asked to vote. Mahmoud Zahhar, a prominent Hamas leader, has however condemned the decision. This is not surprising given that Zahar went against his rank when Hamas leaders went cahoots with Qatar against Syria. Zahhar had always been the voice of reason in Hamas. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the PFLP and the PFLP General Command have also condemned the decision, but Mahmoud Abbas is quite silent. He is probably feeling too sheepish to make any comments. Even if his heart is with Hezbollah, he cannot go against the Saudi dictates.
The Palestinian position is not taking keen observers by surprise. After all, earlier on, Hezbollah pioneered the tunnel technology and passed on the information to Hamas leaders in order to help with their fight against the Israelis in Gaza. When the “War On Syria” started and Hamas decided to align itself with Qatar against Syria and her people, Hamas passed on this technology to the terrorists. All the tunnels around greater Damascus, and especially in the Jobar region, were built by technology and information that was passed on to the terrorists by Hamas. So for Hamas a would-be vote against Hezbollah is not impossible to imagine.
Hezbollah is receiving quite a bit of support from progressive Arab parties, especially, and whilst its officials made quite a few verbal responses to the Saudis, it seems that Hezbollah is not trying to escalate the situation with the PA. In an Arabic article published on Al-Manar of the 3rd of March 2016 (3) and titled: “The Palestinian Authority And The “Terrorist” Decision Against Hezbollah), the author (Islam Al-Rawashda) opens his article by saying that it is not surprising to see the Saudis go after Hezbollah. In his next paragraph however, he is questioning how did the PA allow itself to join the “gang” and endorsed the decision against Hezbollah. Isn’t Hezbollah engaged in fighting Israel? Did it not liberate Arab land from occupation? Does is not support Palestine? These are the kind of questions he asked. But the official Hezbollah spokespeople seem to unwilling to engage in making anti-PA statements. Clearly, they don’t want to give their adversaries more ammunition and do not want to be seen standing against Palestinians; not even their corrupt pro-Saudi authority.
The schism inside the Arab World is reaching unprecedented levels. The pro-Western camp represented by Saudi Arabia and its followers has stooped to levels previously seen as unimaginable.
Even as Saudi Arabia is down on its knees financially, bogged down in a war it cannot win in Yemen and losing all control over the “War On Syria”, it still has a few billions stashed here and there to draw from and use to continue to buy friends.
And whilst it continues to spend billions on its terror campaigns and on destabilizing the region, whilst it is supporting all the fundamentalist Madrasas all over the globe, it withheld its promised gift to the Lebanese Army under the pretext that the Lebanese Government and Lebanese Army have become tools in the hand of Hezbollah and Iran.
As the Arab Saudi camp is becoming more audacious, audacious enough for the PA to vote against Hezbollah; the only army that disturbs Israel’s security, the only Arab organization that has taken back land from Israel militarily, the only Arab army that has actually threatened the depth of Israel, then no one should expect any good from other Arab pro-Saudi states that are distant geographically from Palestine. If the Palestinians themselves do not know who their enemies and friends are in standing up against Israel, why should the Moroccans?
And if the Palestinian people did not like what their government has done, why did they not take to the streets in protest? There are some reports of minor dissent, but nothing serious.
There is one word to describe the Palestinian reaction, and the word is “disgusting”, but in this literary context, I shall stick to the word “appalling”.
If we wind the clock back a bit, just a few years earlier, we can clearly remember how both the PA and Hamas have sided against the Syrian government. Here we ought to remember that had it not been for the Syrian government and its support to the different Palestinian organizations in the 1970’s onwards, they would have vanished. After all, the official Hamas HQ was actually in Damascus for many years, and it was in Syria where Khaled Mashaal operated until he moved to the Five Star Hotels of Qatar and Istanbul.
Palestinians have a great cause, but for a major part, their leaders have been nothing but rascals, ungrateful rascals. And how can we forget what happened to Lebanon?
It was because virtually half of the Lebanese have supported the Palestinian cause that the already existing political/religious division in Lebanon expanded and took the country to Civil War in 1975. The Palestinians played a huge part in pouring oil over fire, and their only objectives were what they could get out of it, and did not give a damn about the destruction that was inflicted upon Lebanon as a result.
And the whole breakdown between Arafat and Assad father in 1976 onwards was based on Arafat’s insistence on the so-called “Palestinian Decision”. Assad tried in vain to convince him that the Arab-Israeli conflict is much bigger than what the Palestinians can handle. He tried to convince him that this matter is as important for Syria as it is for Palestine. He reminded him that Palestine is the southern region of Syria, but to no avail. Arafat wanted to be the master of his decisions even if this screwed up the entire Arab World around him.
Half a century or so later, Palestinian leaders are not so much as dogmatic and indoctrinated as Arafat was. They are simply up for sale. The PA leaders have grown to love Saudi and other oil money, and Hamas leaders are up for sale and rent by any Sunni Muslim money. There is no difference between the two.
But as the Arab Saudi camp continues to stoop lower and lower, the resistance camp is growing more organized, more powerful, more successful and closer to victory.
Which day in history has marked the biggest day of shame for the Arabs? Arguably, it has always been said that Arab states reached their lowest point in history on June the 5th 1967 during the Six-Days War. The 3rd of March 2016 decree of the Arab interior ministers in Tunis is by far a much lower point, and one wonders if they are poised to stoop even lower. Shame on them.
2. http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160303/1035689377/arab-states-hezbollah-terrorist-organization.html \
A sad and shameful day indeed.
Just when you think the Arabs cannot stoop any lower, they somehow manage to break another record in self humiliation, self betrayal and worship of enemies/money.
The PA that voted for this is the same PA that is also part of the terrorist coalition of murderers that are bombing Yemen.
Let’s see what record these good for nothing Arab statelets seek to break next.
It is a badge of honour for the resistance to be targeted by these regimes which represent a scourge on humanity.
Abbas is despicable scum and a Quisling which we know simply because the Zionazis have not murdered him. The Sauds, as evil as any Mafia in history, are facing overdue and well-deserved destruction. Their evil death-cult, Wahhabism, is an ideology of murder and genocide with few parallels in history.
Ghassan Kadi, you have cleared up a few issues for me. I watched the Israeli destruction of Palestinians and UN schools ect, that was timed to coincide with the downing of MH17. At the same time I saw rockets being fired from residential buildings/areas.
In the time since then I have seen random attacks by Palestinians on Israeli (Jewish) citizens. I will not go as far as to say innocent civilians, but this was not guerilla warfare, but terrorism pure and simple.
I could not understand why the Palistinian leaders were not maintaining more discipline – keep it to guerilla warfare which would gain far more support/sympathy for Palestinians.
Your article explains it all. Thank you.
The attacks you mention are happening mostly in the West Bank and in Israel proper. They don’t have much to do with Gaza as far as I know. In the West Bank, the Palestinian formal leadership is the Palestinian Authority, which has never been much more than a subcontracted police force for the Israeli state. Under Abbas pretty much everything you might have once thought of as the Palestine Liberation Organization or Fattah has collapsed into the Palestinian Authority. The only real leadership the Palestinians have is mostly some dudes in Israeli jails. It’s as if not just Nelson Mandela but all the other South African leaders had all been in jail together and the only people left out in the country running things were a bunch of capital Q Quislings.
Hamas kind of sucks, especially lately, but they’re still pretty good compared to the PA.
The random attacks themselves are an oddly effective tactic. Israeli espionage had long been able to seriously infiltrate most Palestinian resistance groups, what with their electronic capabilities and good old fashioned bribery and blackmail (given great scope due to their power over all Palestinians’ lives). Between that and the dysfunctional nature of Palestinian leadership, it seems like they’ve fallen back on the one thing that cannot so far be cracked by spies: Each Palestinian’s private thoughts. Your organization cannot be infiltrated if there is none. The results hit some innocent civilians, which is not good. But it’s hard for me to be sanctimonious to Palestinians about that, for four main reasons:
1. Israelis, both the military and civilian settlers, target innocent civilian Palestinians constantly. No, just “because they do it it’s OK for us to do it” isn’t a great argument, but when you’re the underdog . . . and then you add in
2. Israel has universal military service and reservism. When it comes to adult male Israelis, there is no such thing as an innocent civilian.
3. Many of the attacks take place in the occupied West Bank and target settlers. Settlers are not innocent civilians, they are committing a war crime by the act of settling on land occupied by aggressive war.
4. Israel is a democracy. There are practically no political parties calling for de-occupying the West Bank; those that do exist get vanishingly few votes (except from the Israeli Arab population). Anyone who voted for anyone else, which is to say nearly everyone who voted, is an active supporter of continued occupation of Palestinians.
I’m not saying these are bad people; they’re in the situation they’re in where they feel “It’s us or them”, they’ve been indoctrinated, and so on and so forth. This is a pity. But it is also not the Palestinians’ problem. If individual Israelis don’t want to be legitimate targets of people who don’t like being occupied, they should stop aiding and supporting that occupation. At the moment, there are really hardly any (non-Arab) Israelis who qualify.
“The results hit some innocent civilians, which is not good”
There is not western media, they are the Natoists’ media.
And we have this song here again. This statement is absolutely irrelevant.
It turns out, it was a terrible misstake done by Hezbollah on passing military technology (to build tunnels) to Hamas.
so it will be up to the Iranians again to clarify for everyone how the Arabs became co-opted frenemies of the Zionist state.
So what is up with Iran buying tones of airbuses from France and not from Russia?
And why has Russia yet again postponed the delivery of the S-300 system to Iran?
They have? I know Iran cancled a deal for Russian T90 tanks.
i assume the 300 means the israelis attack just before.
That is how Iran is trying to utilize their $200 billion+ money frozen by Western governments.
Yea, but shouldnt they be buying from Russia or China or really anyone execpt the countries that was about to invade Iran a few years ago.
The money has been frozen by banking/financial systems owned by Anglo-Zionist powers. So, that money can’t be used to purchase such things from Russia / China.
First of all, the West is only going to give Iranian money back if they buy Western products with it. Next, does Russia make anything that competes with the planes in question? Finally, Russia and Iran are not really close allies. They currently have something in common, and they both want to do more business and make more money, but they don’t exactly trust each other, and with good reason. The pro-business class in Iran looks to the West for opportunities, and you have the huge and powerful Iranian diaspora. And Russia had really been trying to lean towards Turkey in the last ten years or so, and was always willing to reset with the West by not helping Iran. Iran was more a card to play than a friendship, and one imagines Iranians could feel that.
Thank you for your comment, it was quite interesting.
While I am no expert, I am pretty sure Russia makes airplanes, Iran also cancel the T90 purchase from Russia.
“First of all, the West is only going to give Iranian money back if they buy Western products with it. ”
-Do you have a source for that claim?
I think I read somewhere that even Russia uses Boeing and Airbus for international flights as Russian civilian aircraft did not meet “standards” required for landing at western airports.
The types of aircraft sold are not the same. Russia sells short to medium range jets up to 100 passengers. For larger aircraft you will have to buy Boeing or Airbus.
They buy Airbus instead of Boeing for obvious reasons.
I’m so disappointed to read this. What should we be thinking of Palestinians now? Are they in fact the decent, peace loving and abused nation that we have been led to believe they are?
Would love someone to respond to this please.
Its not the Palestinian people – it is the regime.
The Palestinaian Authority has always been the zionist tool to police the west bank and to do the zionist dirty work on their behalf.
The Arab regimes have always been like this. Remember who put these sick regimes in place. Even in the days of Nasser of Egypt, the Saudis and the gulf countries were the enemies of the Arab world. The only difference now is that it is blatant and out in the open.
The noble Palestinian people are victims of their puppet leaders (not that you can call them leaders), they are victims of the arab regimes and of the zionist criminals.
Thank you so much for responding. So perhaps they didn’t protest much as they knew they could do nothing.
Sounds like we here in the west. So many protests against the Iraq war and our “leaders” ignored us.
Again, thank you!
“The Palestinaian Authority has always been the zionist tool to police the west bank and to do the zionist dirty work on their behalf”
And Hamas was a creation of the Israelis
It is is a well-learned technique. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_Ghetto_Police
Of course they still are. It’s just that their ‘leadership’ are totally corrupt, as you’d expect inside giant concentration camps where the Zionazis murder any decent leaders, tilting the field in favour of corrupt Quislings like Abbas, Dahlan et al.
Didn’t Nasser say “To liberate Palestine, it is first necessary to liberate Riyadh”? Everything else is just the same old story. Almost all Arab regimes are working for the Empire. It is foolish for others, whether Syria, Hezbollah, Russia, or readers, to expect anything other than opposition and treachery from what is called Arab leadership. Once the USSR went away, and Russia became oligarchical and weak, there was no hope of finding any balance in that world.
The only difference lately is that the bad guys don’t try to hide things so much.
satan plans and God plans, God is the Best of Planner!
Yes, especially the best planner when planning destruction, murder of innocents and such.
Oh, I forgot it’s man and satan who is the responsible?
Then, if god is so powerful, why does he/she put an end to it?
Don’t ya’ think satan wins enough? Has won enough?
God put humans on Earth to be subjected to the test and act as His viceroys. He told them that it will be a temporary, limited stay and that they should not be scared, providing they hold fast to His instructions on how they should act and behave during that time. He also gave them the Intellect and the Choice. They can choose to obey him or to disobey him. We can be in favor of that or strongly object – but it is irrelevant. Ultimatelly – we all die! Our intellect, our richess, our courage, our anger, our power – nothing of that can help us to avoid that fact.
You can’t become a doctor or an engineer or any other thing without passing the test (exam). If examiner helps you during the test, then the test is meaningless. What is the ultimate plan – no human can answer with certainty and prove it. Satan has a perfect alibi – “I can’t make them do something, they do it because they WANT to”. Choose wisely……
“We can be in favor of that or strongly object – but it is irrelevant.”
Nonsense. The nature of what we believe to be good while we live is critically important (many believe in God but not that the deity is good).
“If examiner helps you during the test, then the test is meaningless. ”
Why do you argue firstly the “irrelevance” on one hand (if we object to God’s nature being described as good) but meaningless (aka irrelevant) on the other if we were to get help from God?
If you consider it irrelevant that we do not object to God’s nature being, potentially, bad then you really should consider it meaningful that we should (nay, must) get help from the same deity since then we could be sure the deity is, in reality, good – but that does not happen.
Hence, we have a real conundrum about the nature of the deity (or perhaps you just don’t care if God is good or bad – in which case I understand your comment on irrelevance but would not appreciate it’s significance).
Your statement is, in my opinion, the typical position of the supporters of the theory of antrophocentric universe. It means that universe and everything in it exists to serve humans. I have no means to prove your theory wrong, and neither you have any means to prove it right. If you, along with that theory, accept the existence of some kind of the intelligent force or being which/who created this universe, then it logically follows that He/She/It exists solely for the sake of human beings – and is doing a lousy job!
You have every „reason“ to be unhappy with such a creator. But, my point is that the only thing you can do is – to sulk. Yes, we acknowledge that you are not satisfied with the creator, you are angry, you don’t like Him/Her/It – and that’s about all you can do. Are you going to sue Him/Her/It? Where – at UN, or Hague or Kremlin? Are you aware that in that case you apply the criteria dreamed by human beings and judge their creator by them? Imagine you standing ashamed in front of your washing-machine which you assembled on the production-line or blaming yourself cause your garden-bench which you made in your garden is unhappy with you? And they can neither think, nor make decissions. The most beautifull and the most fair thing is that we are given the ability to choose. We are not forced like plants and animals – they are perfect „believers“, cause they do nothing but God’s will. My understanding is that you think God is not good, because He/She/It is not up to your standards. Then, woe to the humans who do not live up to your standards!
Or, if you do not believe in the existence of such being/force, then any discussion is meaningless. What is the point in discussing the nonexistent thing?!
“If you, along with that theory, accept the existence of some kind of the intelligent force or being which/who created this universe, then it logically follows that He/She/It exists solely for the sake of human beings…”
Why? – i’ll provide an answer for you…
No it doesn’t – my complaint is that this deity self-describes itself as omniscient, omnipotent and omnibenevolent but there is a logical problem that evil exists https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Problem_of_evil.
If God is the creator deity I have no idea if that deity has also created a trillion other universes with sentient creatures (or something) that are not human beings (the deity says nothing about this topic in its self-described own book (the Bible).
“You have every „reason“ to be unhappy with such a creator. But, my point is that the only thing you can do is – to sulk.”
You may call it sulk but, if i’m going to Hell (along with the massive majority other non “eye of a needle” folk) i’d rather go with a clear conscience.
As I said before:
“Hence, we have a real conundrum about the nature of the deity (or perhaps you just don’t care if God is good or bad – in which case I understand your comment on irrelevance but would not appreciate it’s significance”
Now I know that I don’t appreciate the significance you hinted at – but at least you clarified that.
“My understanding is that you think God is not good, because He/She/It is not up to your standards”
I don’t comment on twadlle.
Well…..twaddle……if it walks like a duck…….never mind.
There are many books, and you mention only one (the Holy Bible). It is (no offence) programming, as we are all, more or less, programmed. I appreciate your concern about the clear conscience. I can do no more then point you to another book:
„104. When it is said to them: “Come to what Allah hath revealed; come to the Messenger.: They say: “Enough for us are the ways we found our fathers following.” what! even though their fathers were void of knowledge and guidance?
105. O ye who believe! Guard your own souls: If ye follow (right) guidance, no hurt can come to you from those who stray. the goal of you all is to Allah. it is He that will show you the truth of all that ye do.“ (Qur’an 5)
Where does the notion of „wrong“ come from? Why is the murder wrong? Why should we think that the rapist is wrong? What is it that makes it wrong? It is wired in our being! It is the acknowledged (or ridiculed) HOPE of supreme justice in this world, or the other. Think about it – without that hope, rapist, murderer, thief……would not be considered wrong at all!
There are many books, and you mention only one (the Holy Bible).
Well, it was you whomentioned God first.
“Where does the notion of „wrong“ come from? ……It is wired in our being! It is the acknowledged (or ridiculed) HOPE of supreme justice in this world…”
I believe I have an acute sense of “wrong” – but it has zero correlation with what you describe.
“We are not forced like plants and animals – they are perfect „believers“, cause they do nothing but God’s will.”
And look at the thanks they get – the “foodchain”.
The proposition of a deity worth worshipping (in spite of the consequences) is beyond reasonable.
Well, this universe works like that…..it is subjected to entropy. Even the stars are born, they live and they die. Even galaxies. Food chain or not – try to think of it as of balance. Everything in the known universe is balanced and finely tuned, only human beings want to adjust it to their imperfect notions and urges. We are slaves of our stomachs and fears. Cause we want to avoid the unavoidable.
Where does your “acute sense of wrong” originate from? Family, school, summer camp….?
“Well, this universe works like that…..it is subjected to entropy. Even the stars are born, they live and they die.”
Presumably the omnipotent, omniscient deity creator could have made a better stab at getting it right before we die – after death, so we are told, we all exist eternally as spirits anyway.
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
No need for this entropy rubbish at all but I guess One needs some entertainment to alleviate the tediom.
Presumably, if you get to heaven, you have no opportunity to indulge “imperfect notions & urges” there – how much will you miss your espoused “free choice” then?
“Ah, but it’s a whole new ball game then”…thundered the choir.
“We are slaves of our stomachs”
I wonder why:
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”
Really, wtf was the big problem with the apple thing that the deity knew was gonna crop up as a snag even before creation began?
If i’m sulky then that’s throwing a strop about something not only preknown but 100% avoidable.
“…try to think of it as of balance”
Try to think of it making dense – it doesn’t!
According to the Gnostics (http://gnosis.org/naghamm/origin-Barnstone.html), if the god you refer to is of the old testament, that god is a false god. This is the same god who condemned Adam and Eve because they ate from the tree of knowledge and had their eyes opened; the same god who feared they might next eat from the tree of life and become gods. This imposter god was a mistaken creation of a higher force (of good). This god and its followers will get taken out in due course by the One True God.
Dear Paul II,
Yes, Nasser always ackowledged the destructive role played by saudi and always exposed them for what they are..i have attached the below link for everyone’s viewing pleasure..an excerpt of Nasser’s speech addressing the saudi king (with subtitles) on the Yemen revolution..the video then shows a clip of current day president of Egypt…what a drastic change egypt has undergone since Nasser….
Great video and comments, thanks. It’s obvious why the MSM tend to whitewash Nasser out of history.
Another longer video of Nasser on saudis.
What a man, and what a leader!
Hamza, although I am not arab but arabophile, can not but feel moved hearing this man and I hope to see in my lifetime another leader like this rising up from amongst the arab people.
You can see in this video when a man, a person, is for real, and lead his people with the passion of the truth and hope for a better future for all.
Notice some small details that tell us that he speaks from the authenticity of his heart and are the twinkle in his eyes, his frankly smile and something that you never will be able to see in the leaders of the West, this man sweats!, when he speaks from the passion he wants to imbue in his countrymen to fight until they be free.
My Dear Elsi,
I hope you are well. I am glad to hear from you and i am glad you enjoyed the video.
What is unfortunate is that when egypt was not in the AngloZionist camp (ie during Nasser’s days), Iran was firmly in that camp…and when Iran was finally out of the shackles of the AngloZionist camp (under Khomeini from 1979), Egypt was firmly in that AZ camp (legacy of Sadat)…
I can only imagine what it would have been like with both Egypt and Iran aligned strategically..
Have a great day.
Thanks so much to you, dear Hamza
I am well and I hope that you are also well and as well glad to see you commenting here again and not only you, but more and more Arab and Middle Eastern brothers and comrades commenting and publishing their analysis, so needed.
Yes, I wish I could have met Comrade Nasser, I can not imagine what would have been attending one of his speeches, so vibrant!
Keep faith and hope in a better future not only for Arab people but also for all the people of good will in the world.
As the day have already passed, I wish you a peaceful and quiet night.
If we are going to be objective, we will have to go further and point out that the liberation of Riyadh would have to be first preceded by the liberation of Washington.
The Saudis are backed by Washington but this is being done at the expense of Washington’s own interests.Supporting the Saudis undermine vital US interests.
So why do Washington continue to do this?
The US government and all its important institutions are under “foreign” occupation and influence.
The Zionists determine what happens.
That is why the just concluded Iran Deal is opposed and mocked, even though it prevents war and is in America’s interest.
That is why when Trump says he wants to make America great again it makes them mad and they insist that he not be the GOP nominee.
In the not too distant future all aspirant for public office in US will have to sign a document declaring their total loyalty to the State of Israel…..
By deception, we will continue to do war!
according to Cynthia Mckinney all senators and reps already do sign ‘the pledge’ as soon as they are elected. she did not and got ousted.
massive money flowed to her apponent, some nondescript nonenity. some people would even fund raise for her but after a few weeks asked if she signed the ‘pledge’? no? promptly dropped. that is how it works forsome years already.
“In the not too distant future all aspirant for public office in US will have to sign a document declaring their total loyalty to the State of Israel…..”
They already do verbally. As the quadrennial festival of treason is upon us, we will soon see the new POTUS make his (hopefully) Inaugural address. The first substantive utterance will be “Our commitment to the security of Israel is ironclad, unshakeable…” Instead of lynching the treasonous POS on the spot, the idiots applaud…
I have writen about Palestina and Israel for decades, lost freinds and gain enemies, but when Hamaz sided with ISIS I cried, and the betrayal is to me, fundamentall.
Its like been kicked in the nutts.
The treason comitted, the silence that follwed, is all I need to know.
I will not judge the Palestinians in the average life since average life isnt inside Palestina, but I just stopped my hammering because of this treason.
Im feed up, with lies and deseptions.
This is the reason for me to simply give up, the agenda rips my soul apart, and like my own Tribe, treason is what killed us in the end, not outside enemys, there will always be enemys, but the treason from within, turncoats and liers rule the game chrushed us completelly.
Darkness is all encompasing, and Palestina is to me, dead.
As my own people.
I have felt like Don Qiote, fighting windmills for decades, and now Im tired and cant life the rodd anymore.
Hezb. have all my respect, and they does the right thing, thinks the right way and walks the walk.
I bow my head in deep respect for those people risking their prescious life for Our freedom from terror and evil perverters of Islam, the ISIS/Truks and Saudis.
Remeber this Hezb. and others fighting the devils mercs, never in the batlefield arena, no matter how hard this days are, forgett that Allah/God watches, and dont for a second doubt you actions and how dangerous it is, because He will reward you with eternal life and the gates of heaven will be open to you all.
May the lord have mercy upon us all.
My work is done and I will never write again, I have sayed whats to say.
I am saddened too..but remember that this is the agenda..they want the Arab masses and the global masses to forget about Palestine. This is the plot. Confuse, distract, cause despair…Palestine will not be liberated by Hamas nor the PA..it is my conviction that only Hezbollah and the resistance axis can achieve this.
The reason there is so much hate towards the resistance, is because it exposes the Arab and Muslim regimes for what they are..to use Malcolm X’s famous phrase…’house negros’…i have always wanted to write about the arab / muslim house negro gene…the arab regimes are exposed and embarrassed by any resistance especially a successful one with a handful of soldiers as compared to the standing armies of the arab and so called muslim world. This treachery is not new, in fact it goes back 1400 years…
peace to you.
Team Chaos game play is multi generation played on all playgrounds were it seeks to dominate,today’s terrorist are tomorrow’s moderate ‘rebels’.The presstitudes are their hand maiden they are multinationals for a reason,they set the ‘we vs them’ kool aid to bring down a nation or a culture.Nothing is spared in the name of nwo!
There’s only one way, be a human do what is necessary and dont drink their kool aid.Seek no profit for your labour to others in actual need!
the night is darkest, just before day breaks
House of Saud and their minions are desperate. To use the Biblical term, ‘They see the writing on the wall’.
The durable,brave no non-sense people of Yemen will be in Riyadh soon. I’ll give it within 5 years.
Arabs are killing Arabs, big time. They will not stop until they are decimated. They were told so – by an Arab, the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. They were told to act and think „like the better of Adam’s two sons“. The muslims should weep and pray for them, not cheer them. The Prophet (pbuh), said: „There will be civil strife which will wipe out the Arabs, and their slain will go to Hell. During it the tongue will be more severe than blows of the sword.“
He explained on the other occasion: „When two muslims face each other with their swords, the killer and the slain will go to Hell. Abu Bakrah asked: Apostle of Allah, this is the killer (so naturally he should go to the Hell), but what is the matter with the slain? He replied: He intended to kill his companion.“
ISIS is exception. They are Khawarij („those who went out“- the takfiri). Abu Dharr (r.a.) reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:
„Verily there would arise from my Ummah after me or soon after me a group (of people) who would recite the Qur’an, but it would not go beyond their throats, and they would pass clean through their religion just as the arrow passes through the prey, and they would never come back to it. They would be the worst among the creation and the creatures.“
But, if a shia fanatic kills a sunni just for being a sunni – that shia is takfiri, too!
6 in 10 Americans continue to sympathize more with Israelis than Palestinians: Poll
“Americans’ views about the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis remained steady over the past year, with about 6 in 10 saying their sympathies lie more with the Israelis, according to a new poll.
The Gallup survey, released February 29, found that 62 percent of Americans sympathize more with the Zionist regime and 15 percent favor the Palestinians.
The poll also shows that nearly 25 percent continue to be neutral, including 9 percent who sympathize with neither side, 3 percent who sympathize with both and 11 percent expressing no opinion.
The Gallup poll found a wide gap among Republicans and Democrats in their support for the Israelis and Palestinians, with 79 percent of Republicans favoring Israel, 7 percent supporting the Palestinians and 2 percent favoring both.
On the Democratic side, 53 percent favor Israel, 23 percent support the Palestinians and 3 percent both.
A key reason for Americans’ sympathy for Israel is the spread of anti-Palestinian propaganda by pro-Israel lobbying groups like AIPAC.
Ironically, more Americans favor than oppose, 44 percent to 37 percent, the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, Galllup found.
The US government is pressured to serve Israel’s interests due to the influence of the powerful Zionist lobby in the United States. The pro-Israel pressure groups actively work to steer US foreign policy in favor of Israel.
The US currently provides about $3 billion in annual military aid to Israel. The money is separate from the nearly $500 million in annual US funding for Israel’s missile system programs in recent years.”
I don’t know enough to comment knowledgeably about some of the history this article goes into. But I do know one thing:
Mahmoud Abbas is a f***ing stooge.
I don’t know enough Palestinian history to argue the points in this article but they don’t sound right to me. Was Assad’s relationship with the Palestinians as benign as Kali suggests? The late Edward Said complained about attempts by Arab Governments to control the Palestinian movement. Indeed, the PLO has been described as a vehicle by Arab governments to direct Palestinians away from more radical movements such as the PFLP. How much blame rests on the Palestinians for the Lebanese civil war. Are they being scapegoated as some suggest? How free are Palestinians to protest policies they disagree with? A Palestinian from Hebron told me that the PA treats prisoners worse then the Israelis. What does Western media silence on this topic tell you about the PA? Not long after the Oslo accords were signed Al Gore and other Clintonites blasted the PA for not cracking down on Palestinian “terrorism”. The CIA sent advisers to train the PA how to deal with dissenters.
Informative, concise, impeccably articulated outrage. Great article.You see this sort of behaviour all the time in the microcosm of the corporate world. The vanity and greed of mediocrities who never see the true motives of the people they have been elevated by – and never see the writing on the wall as the day approaches when they have served their purpose and are dispatched without ceremony. The middle east is home to some of the most staggering places I have seen on this earth – they speak of civilisations that tower over our own (I mean our current Western). I hope these murderous carpet baggers and their greedy local accomplices burn in hell.
In the end, Ghassan, this shameful disease that you complaint about Arabs is nothing to what we are strangers elsewhere, is called ambition. Money and power rots everything. See what happens in Europe. It is clear that almost everyone has a price. Very few show incorruptible throughout their entire life.
Saud are misers whose only way to keep their fabulous lifestyle is keeping oppressed and ignorant their population.
Then there are those who once tasted the power and money do not want to lose their privileges, such as could have happened to certain leaders of Hamas or ANP, or that, or they are infiltrated moles from the start with a predetermined goal…..
Regarding the latter, I do not know if you could or would want to answer, but still I venture to ask, so here I go:
-I wonder if you can see the hand of the Muslim Brotherhood in all this?
-What role do you think could play Al Azhar University in Cairo as factory from where these trojan horses come out?
Perhaps is just a silly idea, but the issue occurred to me taking into account some things I have read till now and after reading your essay…..
Related to this and to illustrate my point, even being a quote from Wikipedia, I will put this information which could be of interest. It is from the entry in Spanish, because in the entry in English there are not the same characters and those who I find interesting are in this list:
*Personajes relacionados a la universidad. ( Characters related to the University )
-Muhammad Abduh, teólogo reformador y modernizador del Islam, fue alumno de Al-Azhar.
-Muhammad Abduh (1849-1905), fundador de la filosofía islámica moderna.
-Saad Zaghloul (1859-1927), político egipcio, primer ministro del país en 1924.
-Izzedin al-Qassam (1882-1935), fundador y líder de la organización para-militar palestina la Mano Negra.
-Hasan al-Banna (1906-1949), político egipcio fundador de los Hermanos Musulmanes.
-Taha Hussein (1889-1973), escritor modernista egipcio.
-Amin al-Husayni (1895-1974), gran mufti de Jerusalén entre 1921 y 1948, líder nacionalista palestino y principal aliado árabe del Tercer Reich.
-Taqiuddin al-Nabhani (1909-1977), teólogo y jurista islámico palestino, fundador del Partido de la Liberación.
-Muhammad Ma Jian (1906-1978), intelectual chino, traductor del Corán al chino.
-Houari Boumédiène (1932-1978), revolucionario y expresidente de Argelia.
-Ahmed Yasín (1937-2004), líder político palestino cofundador de Hamás.
-Abdurrahman Wahid (1940-2009), expresidente de Indonesia.
-Shire Jama Ahmed, lingüista somalí creador del alfabeto somalí latino moderno (en uso desde 1972).
-Maumoon Abdul Gayoom (1937-), expresidente de Maldivas.
-Yusuf al-Qaradawi (1926-), ulema de renombre internacional asentado en Qatar y miembro de la Junta de Ulemas Principales de la universidad.
-Ali Gomaa (1952-), gran mufti de Egipto.
I hope that even though in Spanish the position of every character can be understood.
The future of the Arabs is in the pan-Arab unity advocatedby Nasser, hence he is dead and has since started the sowing of discord. Arab peoples would be invincible by their number and natural resources.
It’s the same with the proletariat (and most Arabs are nothing but proletarians), we are many, we are more, and we move the world. As Winston Smith said in 1984, “if we turn over one day like a horse scare flies away, tomorrow everything would be over”…….
You rightly said ” The future of the Arabs is in the pan-Arab unity advocated by Nasser, … Arab peoples would be invincible by their number and natural resources.” >>
I will only add that, we need to look forward to a pan-Eurasian unity – that will help all Asian and east European societies to remain independent and lead decent social life away from the noose of the Hegemonic AngloZionist powers.
You also wrote, “It’s the same with the proletariat (and most Arabs are nothing but proletarians), we are many, we are more, and we move the world. As Winston Smith said in 1984, “if we turn over one day like a horse scare flies away, tomorrow everything would be over”…….” >>
Again, so nicely put by you – proletariat being the 90% of the total population in the world, should have been the driving force in every society… But, the devils know how to create and maintain divisions within the proletariat – on the basis of ethnicity, religion, language, custom, culture, skin colour, etc. etc. And, unless the proletariats of a society unite, their living conditions will continue to deteriorate.
Thank you for that long overdue clarification of the “Palestinian” mess. It is worth remembering that all Arab nationalism was initiated by Christian Arabs, right after the liberation of the Arab lands from the Ottoman joke.
What the world we witnessed ever since was the insidious growth (like a cancer) of the Muslims organizations dedicated to the restoration of the Caliphate. One of them was:
“Hizb ut-Tahrir (Arabic: حزب التحرير Ḥizb at-Taḥrīr; Party of Liberation) is a international, pan-Islamic political organisation, which describes its “ideology as Islam”, and its aim as the re-establishment of “the Islamic Khilafah (Caliphate)” or Islamic state. The new caliphate would be ruled by Islamic Shariah law, unify the Muslim community (Ummah), return the caliphate to its “rightful place as the first state in the world”, and carry “the Da’wah [spread] of Islam” to the world.
The organization was founded in 1953 as a Sunni Muslim organization in Jerusalem by Taqiuddin al-Nabhani, an Islamic scholar and appeals court judge (Qadi) from the Palestinian village of Ijzim.”
So, we see that the Palestinians and the Palestinian cause have been thrown under the bus of the Caliphate at a very early date. The Zionazis might have their point too!
The actions of PA (and provocative statements of Mr Abbas against Iran) actually pleased me, and I sure they generated the same reaction in many moderate observers.
I am unable to understand the fascination with Palestine. Iran is an ancient and proud nation; why is its foreign policy fixated on the Palestine issue? True, Israel is occupying large parts of Arab lands, and it bothers people. But the House of Saud is occupying a far larger (and richer) area of Arab land. Why does that not trouble the resistance camp so much? I fail to see how the presence of an Israel in West Asia is against Iranian interests.
If Palestinians come out openly as pro-Saud and anti-Iranian/anti-Resistance-Camp, the Middle-East issue would get greatly simplified. Then Palestinians could go their own way (and do whatever they please), and the Iranians and others could rationally look at their own interests.
You need to look at Iran or rather, the Islamic Republic of Iran, through the Islamic Revolution lens in order to understand the fascination with Palestine.
You need to understand the legacy of Imam Khomeini and his principles and the principles he sacrificed to implement through this revolution.
You need to understand the Islamic revolution in the way it identifies with humanity by broadly looking at 2 main groups, namely, The Opressors and The Opressed.
That is Imam Khomeini’s philosophy.
Then you will realise that Palestine is integral to the identity of the Islamic Revolution. It is integral to Iran’s identity and to its principles.
This is a stance that costs Iran dearly. Iran does not gain (in material sense) from its stance nor does it want to gain (in the material sense) from its stance. It strives for far more noble returns through conviction of what is right and what is Godly.
You cannot be a real Muslim and not support Palestine. I would also point that humanity should compel one to support Palestine. Not just because its Palestine but because it is the support of the opressed. Add to that that it is holy for Muslims and a Christians alike.
You will not grasp it if you look only through the prism of Iran’s ancient civilisation alone. Although the ancient civilisation does also play a role in ensuring wisdom of behaviour and confidence in the stance.
I do understand the question though if only looked at from a ‘return on investment’ perspective…but that’s not the way to fully understand the greatness of Iran.
Thanks, Hamza, and specially for a detailed reply! It is very interesting. I am not sure if the following makes sense, but I’ll try anyway.
If what you said is true (and it looks reasonable), about the Islamic Republic putting “Good/Right before Profit”, I am surprised, and pleased, that such a principle still operates, at least in some regions. I grant that Palestinians are oppressed, but I am not granting that putting interests of Palestinians over, say, that of Iranians, just because the former are oppressed is Right. However, as I said, I am pleased to find that people over a large regions, namely Iran, support, or at least, tolerate, such a principled stand even in our age! It reminds me of what Hakim Bey says somewhere, that only Islam resists post-modernism. (Saker would probably add that Orthodox Christianity does that too!)
Strange times indeed, very strange moral judgements: I hardly believe the only reason
for a “whole break” between Assad father and Arafat was the “intransigence” of the later about the relative importance of Palestinian cause…it can be interpreted as a excessive nationalism (which is moral but not religiously excusable) from Arabs to involve themselves as deep as Arafat think it should be…what excuse to behave as they do is left to abominable ones if Palestinian case is solved?, none. Execrable ones need Palestinians at the same degree they are impediment to the further unwrap of designed goals. Palestinians are needed to…exterminate them…evil is really cruel.
Low ? yes but what about France giving the country’s highest honor to That Saudi fellow
Isn’t this the the absolute bottom
Of all things that stootd the end
as an arab, so disgust i can’t stand no more my face
Meanwhile…. in Yemen …. mercenaries for refresh arrive ….. those who profit from wars making business and sharing profits as good partners:
“Report: First American DynCorp mercenaries arrive in Yemen”:
“As reported on Monday the Yemeni news agency Khabaragency, these soldiers have been deployed in Yemen under a contract of three billion dollars between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and DynCorp.
An official from the Ministry of Defense of Yemen, quoted by Khabaragency, has indicated that are American mercenaries whose mission is to support the soldiers of the UAE, one of the main allies of the Saudi regime in its war against Yemen who are fighting against Yemeni army and the popular movement Ansarolá.
The source specified that the new contingent, which includes special naval forces, entered the port of Ras Omran, southwest of Aden.
In addition, he noted that now members of DynCorp replace those of Academi, another US military firm formerly known as Blackwater.”
Ugh… beyond horrible to watch what’s happening to Yemen. What’s happening in Yemen seems to be off the radar of most people in the States, although, as you point out, our tax dollars are paying for a good deal of it. [Private mercenaries? Oh yeah, sure… It’s all business] Thanks for the info Elsi. Oh, and “Blackwater” turned into “Xe” and is now “Academi”… Do these people really think in this internet age that people who care will be fooled? The desecration of Sanaa’a (among many) is horrifying, some of the richest and oldest culture of the whole Peninsula (AFAIK), yet more crimes against humanity.
This is a really good article.
men act, dogs park.
try to do soemthing useful in your life.
men act, dogs park.
go find something useful to do in your life
Abbas is about as Palestinian as Sharon is a humanitarian.
Thank you for detailed and wellwritten article – Conclusion, difficult to believe that there ever will be a strong arab united leauge.