Posts From The Saker

The Empire’s strike back – last preparations

There is no better source of information about Palestine than the excellent blog of the Palestinian Pundit. His recent posts outline a systematic plan for the invasion of the Gaza sector, the repression of its main democratically elected political party, Hamas, and the total destruction of that party throughout Palestine (at least that’s the plan, whether it will work is a different issue). First, the Empire is sending a poodle

Jerusalem Post reveals the Neocon roots of HR 21

In an interesting background analysis, the Jerusalem Post has revealed that influential Canadian and US Neocons supporters acting on behalf of the Israeli PR spin-doctors are behind the infamous House Resolution 21 almost unanimuosly adopted by Congress (with only Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich voting against it). ——- Analysis: Congress vs Ahmadinejad DORE GOLD, THE JERUSALEM POST Jun. 21, 2007 The 411-2 vote by the US House of Representatives to

Shocking Video: Fatah Torturing Hamas “Executive Force” Members

Contributed by Ahmad A Must See Video which, in an Orwellian way, is presented by Western Media as Hamas torturing Palestinians. But when you see the people being tortured, they are wearing shirts of Hamas’ “Executive Force.” So, it is totally the opposite! Black propaganda at its worst. Any one who speaks Arabic can tell that the torturers are Dahlan’s thugs. After beating the Hamas people viciously, they force them

Voices of reason and common sense in Ha’aretz

Mahmoud Abbas is a fiction by Israel Harel George W. Bush and Ehud Olmert looked pathetic giving their “full backing” to the broken-down crutch that is Mahmoud Abbas. Contrary to the talk in Washington, nothing has changed to open a new opportunity for negotiations over a final settlement. It is impossible to hold talks with Abbas, just like it was impossible to hold talks in the past on any kind

Preparations for a global war in the Middle-East dramatically accelerated by Imperial High Command

According to the BBC, Ha’aretz, the Jerusalem Post and others Mubarak, Olmert, Abbas and Abdullah will meet this coming Monday in Sharm el-Sheikh to “discuss recent developments between Fatah and Hamas” and “strengthen moderates and to further the Israeli-Palestinian agenda”. That is all very typical of normal war preparations. First, the Imperial High Command leaders meet in the Imperial Homeland (Olmert, Netanyahu consult with the US Nomenklatura bosses), then the

Taleban spokesman Zabiyullah Mujahed was speaks to BBC: Kabul is next

Transcript: the Taleban in Afghanistan have told the BBC that the group is changing its tactics by targeting the capital Kabul. Taleban spokesman Zabiyullah Mujahed was speaking to BBC world affairs editor John Simpson: JS: The Taleban led us to expect that there would be a big spring offensive, yet none has materialised. ZM: I absolutely reject the suggestion that we have been defeated. Our operation continues, and gathers momentum

Have We Forgotten 2003 Already? Statement on H Con Res 21 by Ron Paul

This resolution is an exercise in propaganda that serves one purpose: to move us closer to initiating a war against Iran. Citing various controversial statements by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, this legislation demands that the United Nations Security Council charge Ahmadinejad with violating the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Having already initiated a disastrous war against Iraq citing UN resolutions as justification, this

US Congress calls on the UN to charge the President of Iran for inciting genocide: only Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich vote ‘no’

Nevermind that this is all based on a falsified translation of Ahmadinejad’s words, nevermind that the UN itself had condemned Zionism as a form of racism for many years, nevermind that Iran poses absolutely no threat to anyone in the region – the US Congress has covered itself in shame and disgrace yet again. After cheering on Israel for its “continued efforts to prevent civilian casualties” during the war in

B’Tselem to Hamas leadership in the Gaza Strip: Bring to Trial Those Responsible for War Crimes

Statement of B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories: This last week, intense fighting erupted between Hamas and Fatah in the Gaza Strip. According to various estimates, approximately 160 people, including many children and civilians who were not participating in the fighting, were killed in the course of these clashes. This wave of violence ended with a victory for Hamas, who took control of all

The Neocon’s response: blame it all on Iran

Looks like the Israelis do not want to release Barghouti, or at least so says Avi Dichter, the Israeli “Security Minister”: “Barghouti is certainly a prominent figure in Fatah and in the West Bank, and maybe also in general Palestinian society. But this man built his status on our backs and with our blood“. Besides the usual bizarre “blood thing” which seems to affect so many Israelis, the man has

Isma’il Haniyah: ‘We are the legitimate government’

Interview with Palestinian [National] Authority Prime Minister Isma’il Haniyah by Patrick de Saint-Paul in Gaza. Some people accuse Hamas of having carried out a coup d’etat in the Gaza Strip. How do you reply to that? I reply to them with a question: a coup d’etat against whom? Against ourselves? We embody legitimacy. We are the legitimate government, resulting from a democratically elected parliament. Why take control of Gaza by

Carter blasts US policy on Palestinians

By SHAWN POGATCHNIK ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER DUBLIN, Ireland — Former President Jimmy Carter accused the U.S., Israel and the European Union on Tuesday of seeking to divide the Palestinian people by reopening aid to President Mahmoud Abbas’ new government in the West Bank while denying the same to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Carter, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who was addressing a human rights conference in Ireland, also said the

The Imperial High Command appears to have taken the decision to invade Gaza (updated!)

Ha’aretz reports that a former top Shin Bet official calls for the release of Barghouti from jail while the Fatah Central Commitee has decided to cut off all contacts with Hamas; the Zionists decide to use their nuclear weapons – no, not the actual nukes, but their political equivalent: “Mr Oi Vey” aka Elie Wiesel and his ability to scream “Holocaust” every time the “Jewish state” is in political trouble.

Is Israel really contemplating an assault on Gaza?

I don’t put much faith in this article in the Sunday Times, nonetheless, here it is: Israel plans attack on Gaza ISRAEL’s new defence minister Ehud Barak is planning an attack on Gaza within weeks to crush the Hamas militants who have seized power there. According to senior Israeli military sources, the plan calls for 20,000 troops to destroy much of Hamas’s military capability in days. The raid would be

Will Israel release Marwan Barghouti from jail?

Big news this morning: according to Ha’aretz, Abbas will ask the Israelis to release Marwan Barghouti from jail to help Fatah struggle against Hamas. If so, that would be a rather daring but smart move by the Imperial High Command: Marwan Barghouti is a ‘next generation’ secular Palestinian leader with far more credibility that imperial stooges like Abbas. Immensely popular among Palestinians, well-spoken and articulate with the press, Barghouti has

My conversation with Scott Horton about the Middle-East

Yesterday I had the true honor and pleasure of being interviewed by Scott Horton, the fantastic Libertarian radio talk show host from Austin, Texas. His shows for Radio KAOS 95.5 in Austin are also streamed live the Internet through Antiwar Radio and are available on Scott’s excellent blog. I highly reccommend Scott’s show (his list of guests is simply fantastic) and his blog to all those who want to listen

You thought that all ADL/AIPAC-type of crazies where in the USA? Think again!

Jewish outrage over Christian sisterly plan with Bethlehem-Palestine A SYDNEY council`s decision to form a sister city relationship with Bethlehem has outraged members of the Jewish community, who say the move is akin to supporting terrorism. Marrickville Council, in Sydney`s inner west, has had an in-principle agreement since 2001 with the Palestinian city believed by some Christian scholars to have been the birthplace of Jesus Christ. The agreement is due

The bigger picture for the Middle-East

While Imperial politicians are still entertaining hopes that loud denounciations will make a difference, a “new Middle-East” (to use Condi Rice’s expression) is definintely being created by the recent events in Gaza even if it is not at all the Middle-East envisioned by the USA. The following are the main changes which have, and are still, taking place: The Arabs are not afraid of the Empire any more. Robert Fisk

American Orthodox Jew donates 1,5 million dollars to rebuild Palestinian home

by Tovah Lazaroff for the Jerusalem Post An Orthodox American Jew has donated $1.5 million to fund a campaign against the demolition of Palestinian and Beduin homes throughout Israel and the territories, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions announced on Monday. The committee plans to use those funds to rebuild as many as 300 Palestinians homes it expects to be demolished this year either by the Interior Ministry, the Jerusalem

Palestinian Affairs: Fatah’s final death blow

A commentary by Khaled Abu Toameh for the Jerusalem Post Why did the Gaza Strip fall so easily and quickly into the hands of Hamas? How come Fatah, which has more than 40,000 armed men there, was defeated despite the millions of dollars and the large amounts of weapons that it received over the past year and a half? These are only some of the questions that decision-makers in Washington

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