Archive for July 18th, 2009

Secret US-Israeli meeting to focus on Iran

Secret US-Israeli meeting to focus on Iran


Israel’s military message to Iran
Israel warships move within cruise-missile range of Iran



Obama’s War Signals: Iran in the crosshairs 


Israeli attack on Iran ‘catastrophe’, says Sarkozy:

Obama’s War Signals: Iran in the crosshairs

Obama’s War Signals: Iran in the crosshairs (by Justin Raimondo)

Wag The Dog, Again (Another War for Israel coming right at US!):

Obama’s Road to War

It’s not just Afghanistan …

Ron Paul: Sanctioning Iran a Dangerous, Illegal Move:

France’s Sarkozy raises Iran sanction threat

Obama says time running out for Iran on nuclear deal

Britain warns Iran of new sanctions (more war for Israel coming?!)

Israel calls for ‘crippling’ sanctions against Iran/Merkel warns Iran on sanctions (more war for Israel coming?!)

U.S. agrees on harsher sanctions on Iran for a partial Israeli settlement freeze

Obama Bows to Israel Over Settlements, Iran

Eric Margolis: Tomb of Peacemakers



Saber Rattling Over Iran:

The US and Iran are engaged in a reckless game of chicken that could end in disaster for the Persian Gulf region and the world.
    In the run-up to the Iraq War, the Bush Administration proved remarkably adept at the art of “diplomacy” for war. Now the White House seems to be using the same game plan for Iran. It is exaggerating the threat Iran poses, is making demands that go beyond Iran’s treaty obligations and is now pushing for a UN Security Council resolution that would impose sanctions and other punishments. The Administration has created a premature crisis that is distracting public attention from Iraq but is also stiffening Iran’s defiance and maybe even accelerating its efforts to enrich uranium.  


Iran Nuclear Arms Worst Threat to Security: Defense Sec. Gates:


Secret US-Israeli meeting to focus on Iran

Obama ends G8 with warning to Iran (for AIPAC/Israel of course!):
Clinton: US Won’t Hesitate to Use Military Against Iran (for AIPAC/Israel of course!):
“Operation in Afghanistan is rooted in Israel”
Jews riot in Jerusalem yet the media says nothing

Jews riot in Jerusalem yet the media says nothing


The following was sent to me by very valued contact/friend General (Ret) James David who is mentioned on the cover of the third edition of former Republican Congressman Paul Findley’s ‘They Dare to Speak Out’ book about the power/influence of the pro-Israel lobby (AIPAC and similar) on the US political system and media:

Jews riot in Jerusalem yet the media says nothing

Saturday, July 18, 2009 11:05 AM
From: General James David (Ret)

For the past week or so there have been Jews rioting in Jerusalem and hundreds have been injured and arrested yet the national news media have been silent to these riots while reporting almost every day on the riots in Iran. This systematic psychological conditioning used by the media in order to justify an American attack on Iran for the benefit of Israel is simply disgusting. When will we say enough is enough?

Four hurt as fresh wave of Haredi protests hits Jerusalem – Haaretz – Israel News

Last update – 00:54 01/01/2009

By Jonathan Lis, Haaretz Correspondent, and Haaretz Service

Tags: Haredis, Jerusalem

Ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones at passing vehicles in Jerusalem on Saturday, lightly wounding four people, in a fresh protest against the desecration of Shabbat in the capital.

The four were driving along the city’s Bar Ilan road. Two of them were hit in the head by the rocks.

Earlier Saturday, dozens of Haredim blocked the entrance to Jerusalem’s Carta parking lot Saturday afternoon in the latest protest against its opening on Shabbat.

One demonstrator was detained by police after he lay down at the entrance to the parking lot.

Jerusalem’s deputy mayor, Joseph “Pepe” Alalu, denounced the protests on Saturday evening as “hooliganism.”

“This is an attack on democracy, this is a matter of hooliganism. I have participated in hundreds of demonstrations and there was never such behavior. It is not possible that a handful of Haredim will take over and close up Jerusalem,” Alalu (Meretz) told Army Radio.

The deputy mayor called the police to arrest the violent protestors and then put them on trial.

“This is a small group of hooligans that uses hooliganism not just against seculars,” Alalu added. “I have been threatened, the mayor has been threatened, everyone is scared ? such a thing is not possible.”

Saturday was the fourth Shabbat in a row that the parking lot was open by orders of the Jerusalem Municipality to accommodate visitors to the Old City.

Although most senior ultra-Orthodox rabbis and newspapers have abandoned the issue, the extreme Edah Haredit is advocating continued protests.

Meanwhile, Haredi protests over the arrest of an ultra-Orthodox woman suspected of starving her son also continued Friday night.

One Haredi man was lightly injured by a stone to the head as demonstrators threw stones and smashed traffic lights on Bar Ilan Road.

Violent protests began Tuesday after it was announced that the 30-year-old woman, who belongs to one of the most extreme ultra-Orthodox sects in Jerusalem, had been arrested Tuesday for allegedly starving her three-year-old son over the course of two years.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said on Friday he had not been backed by the government during the ongoing unrest in the city in the wake of woman’s arrest.

Barkat told Channel 2 News that, “Not only Rabbis should condemn the riots. Government ministers and public figures should speak out, and provide the artillery and air force required to restore public order.”



Obama’s War Signals: Iran in the crosshairs 

Jewish groups successfully push Senate passage of hate-crimes bill

“A number of Jewish groups, headed by the Anti-Defamation League, have been working for a decade to enact the measure.”

Senate passes hate-crimes bill

July 17, 2009

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Senate approved legislation that would expand federal involvement in investigating hate crimes.

By a 63-28 vote Thursday, the measure was attached to the defense authorization bill, considered “must-pass” legislation by the Senate. Five Republicans joined every Democrat present to vote in favor.

The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act would permit greater federal involvement in investigating hate crimes and expand the federal definition of such crimes to include those motivated by gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability. Supporters say the legislation would allow federal authorities to pursue hate-crimes cases when local authorities are either unable or unwilling to do so.

The House passed a similar bill in April, and President Obama has said he would sign the legislation. The bill has passed both houses of Congress previously, but has not survived the conference committee process.

A number of Jewish groups, headed by the Anti-Defamation League, have been working for a decade to enact the measure.



Senate votes big expansion of federal hate crimes – Freedom Of Speech Doomed

Hate Bill Passes – But Brownback Amendment Shines

Are Jews the new WASPs? Mebbe so