11 June 2010 Thought for the Week:
"The dogma that the only differences in culture are economic in origin is so patently absurd in the light of the evidence which can be gleaned by anyone who will visit the haunts of the present day rich, that it ought not to be, but it is a matter of importance to place on record the memories of a better day."
“The ultimate lesson about the Liberty attack was that it had far more effect on policies. Israel’s leaders concluded that nothing they might do would bring America’s leaders to the point of reprisal. America’s leaders did not have the courage to punish Israel for the blatant murder of American citizens. It seems clear their American friends would let them get away with almost anything.”
Western leaders are too cowardly to help save lives. It is a fact that it is ordinary people, activists, call them what you will, who now take decisions to change events.
“Jake Tapper, a reporter for ABC News writes that “there won’t be any daylight between the US and Israel.” The rationale? A senior administration official says “The president has always said that it will be much easier for Israel to make peace if it feels secure.” Of course, that’s nonsense. Israeli security has nothing to do with it. The reality is that Israeli aggression is possible only because Israel understands that the US is its poodle and that the US will work on its behalf in the UN and elsewhere, no matter what Israel does. The Israel Lobby is ultimately to blame, meaning ultimately the influence of Jewish money on the political process.”
REAL HISTORY - FRANK ADMISSION OF ZIONIST TERROR TACTICS
In 1991 On Target covered statements by the then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who, at the time, was honouring the establishment of the terrorist Stern Gang of which he had been the leader. There were not too many media outlets that would have published such material – and the mainline media-hounds would have savagely attacked those who did so. The Israeli state could do no wrong. But the news is no longer controlled by the financial/ political elite, thanks to the internet.
The article read: “Zionist Israel Prime Minister Mr. Yitzhak Shamir has not only frankly admitted that the Stern Gang engaged in terrorist attack and assassinations, but claimed that the Stern Gang was morally just to do what it did”. At the time, Shamir was speaking on a radio programme. The Stern Gang was responsible for the cold-blooded killing of the British Minister of State for the Middle East in 1944 and for a similar assassination in 1948, when the United Nations Peace Mediator, Count Bernadotte, of Sweden, was killed. The late Sir Raphael Cilento has related how he had originally been scheduled to be in the car in which Count Bernadotte was killed.
Shamir said that he was proud of the Stern Gang's terrorist record. He had played a leading role in the 1948 massacre of 120 Palestinian civilians, including women and children, at the village of Deir Yassin. The bodies of those slaughtered were pushed down a well and this bloody deed widely publicised to force the Palestinians to flee from their homes in terror. Fear of further massacres was a major factor in causing the Palestinians to flee from the invading Zionist forces in 1948.
Shamir has revealed why it is impossible to have meaningful negotiations with Zionist leaders. He says, ‘We believed in what we did, discussed and wrote. Therefore it was correct.’ In defending the use of terror, Shamir says, ‘From the moral point of view there is no difference between personal terror and collective terror. Here and there blood is spilled, here and there people are killed. One must look and judge it from the point of view of the utility of that means.’ (In other words the end justifies the means…ed).
Shamir has always said that he will not enter into talks with the Palestinian Liberation Organisation, which he describes as a terrorist group. When asked if the Palestinians were also justified in using terror to advance their cause, Shamir bluntly said, ‘Their goal is not just.’ That comment summarises the Zionist philosophy of the "one way street". He has insisted that Israel will never hand back to the Palestinians the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, taken during the 1967 war.
Shamir and fellow Zionists ignore all U.N. resolutions asking that they leave. There is no suggestion of Shamir being treated the same as was Saddam Hussein who declined to accept a U.N. resolution. The Middle East is going to continue to be a major crisis area while the Zionists refuse to consider any justice for the Palestinians, whose homes they took from them by force and terror.”
Further reading: "The Role of Sir Raphael Cilento at the UN" by Sir Walter Crocker $2.00 plus postage.
Source Tikun Olam, June 2010: For those not aware, the Israeli Knesset has a reputation as a place for bare-knuckle political brawling. But deliberations today, I think descended even farther below the normal level of screaming mayhem and general tomfoolery.
Haneen Zoubi (born 23 May 1969) is a Palestinian Arab citizen of Israel who currently serves as a member of the Knesset representing the Balad party. Elected in 2009, she is the first woman to elected to the Knesset on an Arab party's list. Israeli Palestinian MK Chanin Zoabi joined the Gaza flotilla and testified that IDF commandos fired on her boat before landing on it and killing 9 other passengers including a Turkish-U.S. citizen. Today, she bravely returned to the Knesset and attempted unsuccessfully to exercise her right to address the political body of which she is a member.
In case you were wondering, this didn’t earn her any fans on the far right of the political spectrum. In fact there was a veritable cat fight and near fisticuffs, including an episode when one MK approached the rostrum and appeared to try to assault her, before being held back by security. She was called a spy and traitor and told (in very bad Arabic by one rightist) to go back to Gaza where she belonged…
BLOCK THE NEWS, VISUAL EVIDENCE AND CONTROL SPIN? NOT THIS TIME!
Armed to the teeth, the Israelis board a vessel in international waters with peaceful intent, only to meet with violent resistance from a bunch of potential terrorists consisting of members of parliament from Germany, Sweden, Ireland and Turkey. Among those on board: Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire of Ireland, Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, US diplomats Amb. Edward Peck and Col Ann Wright, not to mention peace activists from forty countries - including a US Navy survivor of Israel’s infamous attack on the USS Liberty. Under the heading “The Madness of Arrogance: Israel’s Attack on Gaza Aid Flotilla” Dr. Alan Sabrosky a writer and consultant specialising in national and international security affairs wrote quickly in response to the Israeli attack in international waters on the aid flotilla bound for Gaza. “The Israelis confiscated food, oil trees, and medical supplies -- lethal items, no doubt, in the hands of Palestinians!”
America’s Memorial Day and attack on USS Liberty 8th June, 1967
The Attack Reprised
And technology is their enemy here, just as it became in an earlier day the enemy of communist regimes in the former Soviet Union and other Eastern European countries. Too many images and videos were taken, and some sent, and too many witnesses reported what was happening, before the Israelis were able to suppress communications from their victims.
And for the Israeli spokeswoman to try to spin an assault by warships and armed commandos as defence against a "lynch" (I guess she was trying to push an American "hot button" for Obama - someone should tell her it is "lynching" or "lynch mob") would have embarrassed even her public relations soul-mate, Dr. Josef Goebbels. But desperate do what desperation dictates, I suppose, although this time they may well have gone way too far.
A Judging, Long Overdue
Seizing the Moment
Americans shouldn't bother with letters or emails to US Senators or Representatives, or Obama; AIPAC will be there ahead of you with more letters and money than you can generate. Go instead directly to the local offices of US Senators and Representatives, stay until you speak personally to 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 leave your signs at home. (Australians take note if you intend to offer a protest on behalf of the beleaguered Palestinians in Gaza)...
The meaning of duty and service – to country and people
“Assault on the Liberty”: We are negotiating copies of the long out of print “Assault on the Liberty”, written by one of the survivors James Ennes Jnr. For those interested in reading this account of the 1967 attack by Israel on the USS Liberty – probably not far from where the latest Israeli attack took place – ring Doug Holmes on 08 8258 7005 or Fax 08 8258 5002 to register your interest.
** Watch a brief report of the attack on the USS Liberty - footage taken from "The Loss of the Liberty" a documentary featuring testimonies from survivors of the attack:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSyMBDq5efg&NR=1
AN INSTITUTIONAL FAILURE OF A MORBID SOCIETY
Gilad Atzmon, a former Israeli now residing in the UK wrote (31 May, 2010) on what he knew of the recent attack by Israel on the Aid Flotilla bound for Gaza:
“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.
For days the Israeli government prepared the Israeli society for the massacre at sea. It said that the Flotilla carried weapons, it had ‘terrorists’ on board. Only yesterday evening it occurred to me that this Israeli malicious media spin was there to prepare the Israeli public for a full scale Israeli deadly military operation in international waters. Make no mistake. If I knew exactly where Israel was heading and the possible consequences, the Israeli cabinet and military elite were fully aware of it all the way along. What happened yesterday wasn’t just a pirate terrorist attack. It was actually murder in broad daylight even though it happened in the dark.
Yesterday at 10 pm I contacted Free Gaza and shared with them everything I knew. I obviously grasped that hundreds of peace activists most of them elders, had very little chance against the Israeli killing machine. I was praying all night for our brothers and sisters. At 5am GMT the news broke to the world. In international waters Israel raided an innocent international convoy of boats carrying cement, paper and medical aid to the besieged Gazans. The Israelis were using live ammunition murdering and injuring everything around them. Today we will see demonstrations around the world, we will see many events mourning our dead. We may even see some of Israel’s friends ‘posturing’ against the slaughter. Clearly this is not enough.
The massacre that took place yesterday was a premeditated Israeli operation. Israel wanted blood because it believes that its ‘power of deterrence’ expands with the more dead it leaves behind. The Israeli decision to use hundreds of commando soldiers against civilians was taken by the Israeli cabinet together with the Israeli top military commanders. What we saw yesterday wasn’t just a failure on the ground. It was actually an institutional failure of a morbid society that a long time ago lost touch with humanity.
It is no secret that Palestinians are living in a siege for years. But it is now down to the nations to move on and mount the ultimate pressure on Israel and its citizens. Since the massacre yesterday was committed by a popular army that followed instructions given by a ‘democratically elected’ government, from now on, every Israeli should be considered as a suspicious war criminal unless proved different.
Considering the fact that Israel stormed naval vessels sailing under Irish, Turkish and Greek flags. Both NATO members and EU countries must immediately cease their relationships with Israel and close their airspace to Israeli airplanes. Considering yesterday’s news about Israeli nuclear submarines being stationed in the Gulf, the world must react quickly and severely. Israel is now officially mad and deadly. The Jewish State is not just careless about human life, as we have been following the Israeli press campaign leading to the slaughter, Israel actually seeks pleasure in inflicting pain and devastation on others.
IT’S NOT CANBERRA’S BUSINESS
From David Flint’s Opinion Column
The Parliament consists of the representatives of the people. It is their forum, the place where the great legislative and policy proposals concerning our nation must be debated and decided.
That is where the Henry Tax Review should have been tabled so that it could be debated in each chamber and across the nation, especially by those most concerned. This should have been well before the government, advised by the independent public service, responded with its policy proposal.
This was to establish a Federal Parliament with limited specified powers. None of those extend to the ownership and control of the minerals and other earth resources in and of the States. The Federal government claims it is acting because the minerals belong to all Australians. Most do, but they are not vested in the Crown in the right of the Commonwealth.
Minerals vested in the Crown...
Important DVDs: * “Spirit of Australia’s Constitution and History” featuring constitutional authority Dr. David Mitchell. Set of five DVDs for $40.00 includes postage:
MALCOLM FRASER REALLY IS A LIBERAL
by Peter West
Liberalism today is, as I see it, the philosophy of political correctness and anti-Westism, and merges into Leftism which takes these ideologies further. Fraser is very much a “liberal” in this new morality sense.
So though, for that matter, are the Liberal, Labor and Green Parties.
MISPLACED TECHNOLOGICAL OPTIMISM?
by Brain Simpson
Well, does the editor read his/her own paper? On page 12 of the same edition of The Australian we read this:
This was considered a “worst-case scenario” and as technological optimists, no doubt the scenario was rejected being a “low probability”. Such is the way of big business. The media champion of big business, The Australian shares the same flawed philosophy. Worse, the editorial in The Australian calls for “stringent safety” standards, but the evidence in the same paper shows that even existing standards were not followed.
ACADEMY OF THE VAMPIRES
by James Reed
The critique goes wider. Fuente goes on to say that in the academic world of postmodernism, truth doesn’t exist, but performance does. For them “what matters is how many of your colleagues cite that article you have published in a peer-reviewed high-ranking journal.
ARTIFICAL LIFE-FORM – OR ARE THEY ALREADY?
by James Reed
Well it wasn’t easy – a team of 20 working for over a decade at the financial cost of US$40 million did it. The bacteria is pretty simple – only about 500 genes. The human genome has thousands of genes so the day of creating something really interesting, enough to grip the imagination of Hollywood is some time off. Or is it?
ADVANCE NOTICE – NATIONAL WEEKEND
Advance notice that the League of Rights National Weekend for 2010 will be at the Bendigo Motor Inn, 232 High St., Kangaroo Flat on September 24, 25 and 26th. We have reserved 20 rooms in the Motel. There are 16 rooms on street level, so, advance booking is recommended. The theme of the Seminar is “The Law of Love”…
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