Saturday, 25 October 2008

Our army chiefs are war criminals

By Shulamit Aloni

Occupied Jerusalem

“[Defense Minister] Ehud Barak is the most dangerous man in the country,” ex-education minister and former Meretz chairman Shulamit Aloni told Army Radio Wednesday.

Aloni said she would be pleased if the Palestinians would sue Barak, who she termed a warmonger, in the International Court in The Hague.

Former chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. [res.] Dan Halutz, she said, was also worthy of a Hague lawsuit. Halutz, she said, was “a war criminal.”

On Tuesday, Aloni was interviewed by an Arab paper and in a free-for-all attack on the current Israeli government and military and said that the hands of IDF commanders were “soaked in blood,” adding that she was not proud of her country. The IDF, she said, was an “occupying army.”

She termed Barak’s decision to reduce the supply of gas and electricity to Gaza “inhumane and a collective punishment against civilians.”

“I would like to say openly that Barak is the most dangerous man in the State of Israel. His decision is a crime against humanity, if implemented. Cutting electricity from residents, children, women and hospitals is a crime against humanity. That’s the UN’s definition.”

When asked why she viewed Barak as dangerous, the former education minister said, “Because of his personality, because he’s looking to start wars, because of his vanity and condescending nature and because he chooses extreme measures.”

“In my view, if he continues his extreme ways, he will beat [Likud chairman] Binyamin Netanyahu in the coming election. Right now he is more right wing than Netanyahu.”

A Barak spokesman said in response: “Aloni’s words are hallucinatory. There is no doubt that her old age put her youth to shame.” (end)


The Roots of Evil in Jerusalem


This report will shock and upset some; it is one I have put off for over 4 years. After struggling with it I have decided now is the time to write it. Knowing it could be misunderstood as anti-Semitic. God forbid that I a Jew should ever say or do anything that would be remotely considered as such, but I must admit this report does not come easy for me. The fact still remains that an evil force has been put into place in Jerusalem and has spread throughout Israel, in preparations for the end time and the seat of the anti-Christ. For if we are to believe that the anti-Christ is to have his seat on the Temple Mount, then we must come to grips with some truths not being preached today. One such truth is the foundation for such a move of the Devil must be underway even as we speak if this is to happen. Or we simply are not in the end days. This report will prove that such a move is underway and has been for quiet some time. It will be accepted by some and rejected by others, but that is the way it goes.

In this report I will use many pictures showing the establishment of the Illuminati and establish proof that there has been a diabolical plot by those we refer to as the New World Order. Showing the architectural design of the New Israeli Supreme Court Building designed and paid for by the Rothchilds reflex the presence of Free Masonry and the Illuminati. I took all but one of the pictures you are about to see so I can assure that what you are seeing is real and in place.
The same families who own and control the Federal Reserve and other major financial institutions have their eyes set on the Temple Mount, and the Holy City of Jerusalem. Just as Scriptures say, the man who will be revealed as the anti-Christ will sit in that place, before the appearance of the Jewish Messiah Yeshua HaMashiach, and many will receive him as their messiah. Just actually how that will come about remains to be seen, but one thing I am convinced of is that Holy men of God will not be the ones to rebuild the Temple, it will be the Illuminati. For God would not send men to that place to perform blood sacrifices. His Son's blood was the perfect sacrifice; there is no need to shed the blood of dumb animals any longer. Yeshua did a perfect work, and it was finished. But He will return and take control of the New Temple that I feel will be built soon. But before He will return this world will have to get in such bad shape that the anti-Christ can be accepted by most as the savior who can bring peace and order to the world. But then you know the rest of that story so lets go on.
For those who may think this article is anti-Semitic I ask you to read an article on (The House Of Satan) for there are those who call themselves Jews but who are of the house of Satan. And many have found their way into the Israeli Knesset.
Once again Yeshua will enter into that place, the Holy Mountain of God and cleanse it, but before that happens all hell will break loose in Jerusalem and the world. So with all that said I will now show you some things that have never been published before, for the few who are aware have been afraid to speak of it. So I ask you to pray over this servant of God for protection as we go forth with these truths. These truths must be revealed in order for the Body to know how close we are to the Second Coming of Yeshua HaMasiach (Jesus the Messiah).

As this entire report will be built around the construction of this building order by the Rothchilds I should show you a picture of the building. A friend of mine took this picture as he and his wife flew over the area a couple years ago. The Supreme Court building sits on a plot of land opposite the Knesset and next to the Foreign Ministry and the Central bank of Israel. It is important to keep in mind that it sits in line with the Knesset, for we will be talking about Ley-Lines that cross under this pyramid running to the Knesset, with other ley-lines that cross in perfect order to the center of Jerusalem and on to the Rockefellow Museum. Everything about this building has been thought out to the very finest detail, and it is diabolical. The Devils plan has been put into place before we ever had an idea of his plan. He knows his final battle will be here in Jerusalem.

The Engineers who were chosen for this job by the Rothschild's were the grandson and granddaughter of Ben-Zion Guine from Turkey who worked for Baron Rothschild, Ram Kurmi, born in Jerusalem in 1931, and Ada Karmi-Melanede born in Tel-Aviv in 1936. For those who can make something out of the numbers. It was important to the builder to have everything done according to the correct numbers. There were 1,000 sheets of plans, 1,200 cement posts; they worked on the building for 3 years or 750 days. 20 workers each day, for 200,000 workdays, 250,000 building stones, each hand placed.

The Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem.

The first thing you will notice is the pyramid with the all Seeing Eye just like the one you will see on the American dollar bill, it sits in a circle to the left. We will elaborate on this a little later in this article. The larger circle you see at the bottom of the picture is an inverted-cross designed to walk on. It is the only religious emblem designed to be trampled on under foot. At the top of the picture is a Moslem Gravesite, and just out of view to the right is an Egyptian Obelisk.

To the left just out of sight is a god of the Far East.

And all through the building you will detect Hindu Altars. All of this will make more sense as we go along, keep in mind we are talking about the establishment of a form of Government that will usher in the anti-Christ.

There is little proof on the building itself of the presence of the Rothschild's but on an outside wall we find these two items.

Pointing to the garden that displays the Egyptian obelisk.

Giving recognition to the Rothschilds, you will notice the Rothschilds emblem at the top. It is the symbol for the founder of the Rothschild Dynasty and his five sons, who established central banks throughout Europe. The Rothschilds made several stipulations with the Israeli Government before the building began, among them were. The Rothschilds would pick the plot of land to build the Supreme Court; they would use their own architects, and no one would ever know how much the building cost. It took them four years to build this structure with many secrets built into it.

After passing through security the first thing you will notice
on the left wall is a large picture.

From the left you will see Teddy Kollek, then Lord Rothschild, on the right standing you will see Shimon Peres, and setting at the bottom left Yhzhak Rabin. And others who brought us the Olso death process that we are now faced with.
But this is where our journey begins as we begin to enter into the building, for this entire journey is intended to bring one from darkness into the light, and become an Illuminated one.
You first enter into an area with very dim lighting, but as you look up the stairs you see the bright light that comes from a very large window that over looks parts of Jerusalem.

Here it is very important to count the steps; there are three sets of 10 steps, making a total of 30. As you ascend these 30 steps you come from the darkness into the light. And from here you can see the world or in this case the city of Jerusalem like you haven't seen it before. It is also worth mentioning that on the left side you will see the old Jerusalem Stone, some even believe these same stones were used in the second Temple, but I have no way to prove that. On the other side you will see the smooth modern wall. There are 6 lamp stands going up that speaks to man in his journey to gain knowledge and become illuminated. But once again I feel it necessary to tell you that it's very important to the ones who built this building that everything be perfect and in their order of things, even numerically.

As we turn to the left and begin to walk towards the Pyramid we notice a metal strip in the marble floor. The Ley-Lines cross directly under the pyramid they run from this place to different places in the city. It is where the Judges and others can stand to receive knowledge and power. Standing directly over a piece of crystal with the all Seeing Eye of Lucifer the light bearer above them.
For those who are not aware of the term Ley-Lines, it is lines in geographical places that Witches, Warlock, and Wizards walk claiming for the Devil. If you will notice in every large city all palm readers and such are usually on the same street that is a ley-line.

Here is a map of Jerusalem, you can see that the Supreme Court Building and the Knesset are connected with one straight line, and at a 90% angle to that line half way is a Ley-line that runs perpendicular. That line runs straight down the middle of a street known as Ben Yehuda, a place where all the crazies meet, and at any given day you can find at least one who calls himself Elijah or Moses. Israelis call Ben Yehuda the freak show. That line runs on to the Rockefeller Museum; and from the Rockefeller Museum a line runs through the Moslem Quarters to the Temple Mount.

I will make this map a little larger to help you out some.

Just before entering under the pyramid there is a window you can look up at the pyramid, you will notice the ley-line that runs to the center of the pyramid.

For a moment lets go back to the top of the 30 steps, as we know there are 33 degrees in Free Masonry but the last three are the ones of higher learning and preparations to enter the Illuminati. So as we move from the top of the stairs towards the Pyramid we see a great library with three tiers to those three levels of higher learner. They three final steps in Free Masonry and after that if ones choose to go higher and have been accepted they enter the highest levels of the Illuminati. It is also important in this building to note that the 33rd level ends at the base of the Pyramid.

This is a very large and expensive Library, but there is something else about this one that should be mentioned. The first tier is "only" for Lawyers; the second tier is "only" for setting Judges. The highest and third tier is "only" for retired judges. Which also speaks of the order of things in the Illuminati, as one must be accepted and move to the higher level before the knowledge at that level is available to them. And directly above that third tier is the Pyramid with the all seeing eye of Luther. That begins the journey into the Illuminati.

Directly under the Pyramid you see 6 squares. Six being the number of man, and each square has 4 sides speaking to the world. In the center directly under the point of the pyramid a crystal so that when one stand over it he of she is in direct line from the point of the pyramid and the crystal below.

There are five Courtrooms, each has an entrance in the shape of a Jewish Tomb, with the opening above the door for the spirit to have freedom to enter or leave. The wall with the courtroom entrances has a curve to it, while the outer wall is straight. There are two things said about his, some say it speaks to the straight line of Justice, and the curve line of Mercy, yet others say it speaks of order out of chaos. The motto of the Illuminati. There are three Judges who set in each courtroom, and above the seats of the Judges there are smaller pyramids that shed light onto the Judges as they sit over those who are brought up from the prisons cells below. The Judges chambers are above the courtrooms and they come down to bring light to those who are brought up from below.

I have done a small cut away from the whole plan of the building in order to show you the design of a Jewish Miskan brought into the plan, as all the other major religions of the world are represented in one form or another. As you walk from the pyramid you can go either to the courtrooms or towards the Judges chambers. But this is what that part of the building looks like, making the pyramid the holy of holies in this evil Miskan "Temple".

The bottom part of the above picture is the courtyard, and here we find finished stones brought in from the desert near Mitzpe Ramon where we find the worlds largest natural crater. A narrow channel of water that runs continually divides the stones. The architects claim to have been inspired from the Scriptures in Psalms 85:11 Truth shall spring up from the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven. For the Judges sit above this courtyard looking down.

When you leave the center Courtroom or main courtroom directly across the opening you find the stairs going downstairs, at the base of the stairs you will find the fertility symbol always present in any illuminati structure, often hidden but always there. Much can be said about this symbol and the symbol of the masons with the compass and square with the "G" in the middle, but I will leave that for another time or for someone else.

In Conclusion
We have just lightly touched on the significance of this building for there are literally hundreds of details that point to the Illuminati and their plans for mankind. But more important to this report it establishes a base for the seat of the one that will be accepted by most as the messiah, before Yeshua returns to set up his reign and rule over the earth. I have no doubt that many will come against this report, and that the messenger rather than the message will be attacked. But I have tried to lay it out with proof and facts much more could be said and I am sure this will provoke others to say them, and possibly that is the intent of this article.

But as we all know God has a plan and it will not be stopped or detoured. Part of His plan is for His people the Jews to return home to Israel. For some Scriptures on that you could read the following verses. Isa. 60:9, Isa. 43:5-6, Jer. 16:14-15, Jer. 16:16, Isa. 49:22, Exe. 36:8 Eze. 36:24, Eze. 37:12, Eze. 39:28 just to mention a few.

So as always I will close with by asking you to pray about helping us purchase the needed vessel for that purpose.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for our son Joel and all the IDF soldiers, for al those who have come to fight the Islamic enemy. Pray for this Ministry and your part in it. Shalom, jerry golden

Born To kill: Israel Deliberately Targets Children

Image by David Baldinger

Ehud Barak: profile of a brutal child-killer PDF Khalid Amayreh September 22, 2007

300 Palestinians, including 32 children, kidnapped by the Israeli army since the beginning of February 2008 PDF - the 32 kidnapped children were transferred to interrogation and detention centers in direct violation to the international law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Brave IDF soldier 'defending himself' against ruthless Palestinian

A dead 10-year old girl, one of many victims of the recent ITF strikes on Gaza in October, 2004 (Source: Palestinian Newspapers)

“I don't know something called International Principles. I vow that I'll burn every Palestinian child (that) will be born in this area. The Palestinian woman and child is more dangerous than the man, because the Palestinian child's existence infers that generations will go on, but the man causes limited danger. I vow that if I was just an Israeli civilian and I met a Palestinian I would burn him and I would make him suffer before killing him. With one hit I've killed 750 Palestinians (in Rafah in 1956). I wanted to encourage my soldiers by raping Arabic girls as the Palestinian women is a slave for Jews, and we do whatever we want to her and nobody tells us what we shall do but we tell others what they shall do."

..Ariel Sharon in an interview with General Ouze Merham, 1956

Israeli settlers push Palestinian boy from roof PDF by: Throw_Off_The_Killer on: 08.08.2008
Eight-year-old Palestinian girl killed by an Israeli rocket PDF Palestinian Information Center June 6, 2008
Israel Tank Shell Kills Palestinian Family in Gaza PDF By Robert Berger in Jerusalem 28 April 2008
Body of 15 year old Palestinian boy found mutilated in Israeli settlement PDF April 18th, 2008 - these attacks elicit no repercussions on the settlers by the Israeli military [Most civilized societies wouldn't let it's citizens get away with doing this to an animal much less allowing this to happen to a boy without any repercussions. -ed.]
JEWS - GUTLESS MURDERING COWARDS – OR VALIANT MEN? PDF November 18, 2007 - the IDF - which is IN FACT the largest institutionalized terrorist group in the world.
Israeli Child Killers: Documentary Proof PDF by Michael Hoffman Last revision: April 5, 2002
Gazan baby dies after 4-hour wait to cross border PDF By Agence France Presse (AFP) August 27, 2007
Footage of Israeli Soldiers Beating Palestinian Children Video By Fadi August 20, 2007 [Censored by YouTube -ed.]
VIDEO: Massacre of Palestinian Women and Children Video Global Research, November 10, 2006
LICENSE TO DESTROY PDF May 09, 2007 - Twenty disabled children now homeless because of hatred.
Tair's Palestinian peers PDF Gideon Levy, Haaretz February 11, 2007
‘They were targeting the children’ PDF Hamas denies any involvement in the deaths.
UN: IDF killed 116 children in 2006 PDF 11.10.2006 - UNICEF says 17 children killed in Gaza, and 2 in West Bank so far in November, 40 killed in July
Murdering Children - Israel's Domestic Policy PDF By Joe Quinn Signs of the Times 10-2-6
In less than 9 hours: IOF Kill 5 Civilians in the Gaza Strip, including 3 Children, & Injures 7 others; PDF Two of the Victims Bled to Death when IOF Prevented Ambulances from Rescuing them
Forced labor for Palestinian children in Israeli prison PDF - 15 September 2006
Israeli acts of kindness Video September 09, 2006 [Awww, isn't that sweet. -ed.]
In Palestine, a War on Children PDF by John Pilger June 15, 2006 - While the Israelis fire missiles at Palestinian picnickers and homes in Gaza and the West Bank, the two governments (which are really one, Isramerica) are to starve them. The victims will be mostly children.
Babies die as artillery barrage hits families on picnic beach PDF From Stephen Farrell in Jerusalem June 10, 2006
The reality of Israeli Checkpoints ... PDF April 30, 2006 - at the Israeli checkpoint of death, Kharbitah, the Israeli soldiers had "fun" again.
Israeli forces ban Palestinian patients from treatment in Israel GAZA, April 30, 2006 - Israeli forces stationed at Beit hanoun in north Gaza banned today three Palestinian children, their mothers as well as cancer patients to continue their medication in Israeli hospitals.
Are We Done Killing Children, Yet? PDF By GIDEON LEVY March 27, 2006 - This is the way undercover soldiers from the Border Police killed Akaber Zaid, an eight-and-a-half year-old, who was on her way to the doctor
Snipers with children in their sights PDF by Chris McGreal Tuesday June 28, 2005 - Palestinian civilians have been killed by the army with impunity
Israeli Troops 'Shot 10-Year-Old Girl In Face' By Chris McGreal in Jerusalem The Guardian - UK 2-1-5
Israeli tanks shell Gaza children By Khalid Amayreh in the West Bank Wednesday 05 January 2005
Rana’s blood and her last supper Dec. 15, 2004 - On Friday December, 12, 2004, an Israeli soldier fired a bullet from a sniper-rifle and killed the joy and smiles of the family when this fated bullet penetrated Rana’s head.
Israeli Tank Fires at Primary School, Injures 8 Pupils An Israeli tank opened fire Sunday, December 12, 2004
Israeli soldiers 'shoot boy for fun' By Khalid Amayreh in the West Bank Wednesday 08 December 2004 - "Seven bullets pierced my son's head, so you can't talk here about a mistake or random gunfire. This was an act of direct and clear sharp shooting," he said.
Israelis shoot Gaza child By Khalid Amayreh in the West Bank Sunday 28 November 2004 - Many Israeli soldiers have begun to admit publicly that they are often given explicit orders to shoot Palestinian civilians, including children, when seen entering or approaching a certain "danger zone".
Second Civilian Killed in Rafah, Settler Runs Over Three Schoolgirls in West Bank 20/10/2004 - The director of the education department in Nablus, Mohammed Al Qobbaj, described the accident as intentional, and said the same settler witnesses identified attempted to run over other schoolgirls several times before.
Palestinian children are not terrorists By MARIANNE ALBINA Friday, October 15, 2004
An Israeli helicopter fired a missile at a home where children were being taught [The helicopter and the missile that killed these children were both paid for with YOUR U.S. tax dollars. -ed.]
Gaza's tragic classroom casualties By Alan Johnston BBC, Gaza - Nine-year-old Raghda al-Assar died last week after being hit by Israeli fire while sitting at her school desk in the Gaza Strip - the fourth child hit in similar circumstances in 18 months.
12-year-old shot in the head PDF 05/08/2004 - Gaza City - A 12-year-old Palestinian girl died of her injuries on Thursday after being shot by Israeli soldiers...
Israeli Soldiers Kill 12-Year-Old Boy With Shot To Head By Nir Hasson Haaretz Correspondent 7-30-4
Israeli soldiers kill teenage girl Monday 26 July 2004 - "She was outside playing with the other kids and then the shooting started. She was playing soccer," her cousin said.
Exclusive: Don't throw stones June 1, 2004 By Novi Pazar - The children were given blindfolds and told to stand in the middle of the classroom.
Palestinian family blames Israeli sniper for deaths of two children By Ed O'Loughlin, Herald Correspondent in Rafah May 24, 2004 - Dr Ahmed Abu Nkaria, deputy head of Rafah's tiny hospital, concluded that both children had been killed by single gunshots to the head. There was no other sign of trauma.
Israeli Troops Kill 4-Year-Old Palestinian -Witnesses - two bullets in her neck and head.
Palestinian doctors despair at rising toll of children shot dead by army snipers Chris McGreal in Rafah Thursday May 20, 2004 - "They are liars, liars, liars, because these children have bullet wounds to the head. There is no doubt about it," he says.

Gaza: The Auschwitz of our time PDF

Aug. 9, 2007

Gaza: The Auschwitz of our time PDF Aug. 9, 2007

Khalil Hamra
Water mixes with blood in a street of the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun in this Nov. 8, 2006 file photo. Israeli tank shells landed in a residential neighborhood, killing at least 18 people in their sleep, including eight children, according to witnesses and hospital officials.

Worse Than Apartheid PDF Dec 18, 2006 By Chris Hedges - The Israeli army has made numerous deadly incursions, and some 500 people, nearly all civilians, have been killed and 1,600 more wounded.

Israeli soldiers pose in front of their 'trophy', dead Palestinian

07/07/2006 - One of the many Palestine children massacred in Gaza by Israelis on orders from Ehud Olmert

Are Israeli lives worth more than Palestinian? PDF Arab Media Watch, 7 July 2006

Scottish activist films Israeli navy shooting at Gaza fishermen PDF Sept 14, 2008

A week in Gaza June 8, 2008 - 'They say they have the right to shoot at us and kill us'

UN: Siege on Gaza heralds disastrous consequences PDF Dec. 16, 2007

The olive trees.. Another form of ethnic cleansing PDF Gaza Nov. 29, 2007

What Our Tax Dollars Pay For (Brace Yourself) PDF

Israel’s collective punishment of Gaza PDF By Chris Marsden 22 September 2007

Israeli Cabinet votes to cut off fuel and electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip PDF Date: 19 / 09 / 2007

Israeli forces move into two Gaza towns PDF November 22, 2006

18 Palestinians killed in Beit Hanoun PDF Ali Waked 11.08.06

While You Voted, Palestinians Died PDF By Kurt Nimmo November 07th 2006

Mass arrests of men of Beit Hanoun; taken away in trucks to unknown destinations PDF Ma'an News November 2, 2006

22 people killed in barely 48 hours PDF by Sakher Abu el-Oun in Gaza City October 15, 2006

Italian probe: Israel used new weapon prototype in Gaza Strip PDF By Meron Rapoport, Haaretz Correspondent 11/10/2006

Palestine Gaza Beach Shelling Video June 9, 2006 - Prelude to the war.

Report: Bombing of Gaza power plant war crime PDF 09.27.06

Report: 307 Palestinians killed in Gaza since Shalit’s kidnapping PDF 09.13.06

Meanwhile the forgotten, forsaken Gaza is dying PDF BY PATRICK COCKBURN 13 September 2006

'Gaza is a jail. Nobody is allowed to leave. We are all starving now' PDF By Patrick Cockburn in Gaza 08 September 2006

Continuing War Crimes PDF By Karen Nakamura - While the world focused on Lebanon, the Israeli government inflicted more suffering on Palestine, especially in Gaza. July was the deadliest month since October 2004. The percentage of deaths rose 222% from the month before,

Israeli Attacks on Educational Institutions in the Gaza Strip Violate International Law PDF Press Release, Al-Haq and Al Mezan, 6 July 2006

A black flag PDF By Gideon Levy

Palestinian injuries suggest Israel is using chemical weapons in Gaza PDF Report, Ma'an, 11 July 2006

Israel 'is using chemical ammunition' PDF By Duraid Al Baik, Foreign Editor 07/11/2006

Israelis use “unprecedented type of projectiles” on Palestinians PDF July 12, 2006

Aggression Under False Pretenses PDF By Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh 07/11/06

Israeli Savagery in Gaza PDF By George Karsa Al-Jazeerah, July 10, 2006 - One day the Israeli military blows up a family peacefully touring in their new car, killing 3 generations with one mighty missile, and then a few days later fire a mortar round into a beach in Gaza, wiping out 7 members of another family who were picnicking.

Memo to Secretary (Don't fly Willie) Rice: no one has any idea exactly WHO is holding Gilad.
And who profits, who suffers from this next inexorable invasion of Gaza? The Palestinian people? Guess again, Madame Secretary.
And while we are at it, do you remember the shelling of the beach at Gaza by Israel? The assassination of the Palestinian Police Chief? The admission by Ha' Aretz that this invasion was planned by Israel weeks before the soldier was captured? Do you remember that capturing soldiers is something that naturally happens when a people defend themselves from invasion?
Michael Rivero -

300 JEWS IN ISRAEL FURY PDF The Jews for Justice for Palestinians' full-page ad in yesterday's Times accuses Israel of terrorizing"an entire people".

Major powers complicit in Israeli war crimes PDF By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland 5 July 2006

Israel's path to self-destruction PDF July 05, 2006 - The US explicitly endorsed Israel's collective punishment of the Palestinians, which is strictly prohibited by international law, as "self-defence". [And that IS another War Crime -ed.]

AG refuses to ok use of Hamas officials as 'bargaining chips' PDF By Avi Issacharoff and Amos Harel - The detention of Hamas parliamentarians in the early hours of Thursday morning had been planned several weeks ago and received approval from Mazuz on Wednesday. The same day, Shin Bet Director Yuval Diskin presented Prime Minister Ehud Olmert with the list of Hamas officials slated for detention. [Premeditated war crime! -ed.]

ABC Nightline Biased Toward Israel PDF By Genevieve Cora Fraser 7-4-6

Israel’s Infrastructure Warfare PDF Mike Whitney - Dr. Riyadh Mansour, the Permanent Observer of Palestine, said that the Israeli invasion "was clearly premeditated and planned" weeks if not months before the capture of the Israeli soldier.

Letter from Palestine PDF 2006-07-02 - July 1— Morning came and we found that 90 of the nation's best men were captured by Israel from their homes in the night.

Amnesty International accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza, urges UN action PDF June 30, 2006

DENIAL OF AMERICAN & ISRAELI "STATE TERRORISM" To my "Arizona" Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl in "ISRAELI OCCUPIED TERRITORY"... (Pat Buchanan's earlier sarcastic, but accurate label for the United States Congress)

Was There Really An Attack On Israeli Soldiers? PDF

Israeli occupation forces launch brutal assault on Palestinians in Gaza PDF Food, water, electricity cut off to more than a million people Israel threatens regional war, sending war planes over Syria. The people of Gaza are now without water and electricity -- and many will die.

[Note: The Palestine people have no army to fight back against the F-16s and IDF attack helicopters, and tanks. What is happening there is not war it is genocide. -ed.

Palestinians displaced by Israeli wall up 58% since June

Date: 24 / 10 / 2008 Time: 11:44
تكبير الخط تصغير الخط
Jerusalem – Ma’an – The Israeli-built West Bank separation wall is displacing Palestinians from their homes at alarmingly increasing rates, according to a report issued Thursday.

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) conducted a survey on the impact of the Israeli separation wall, finding that the percentage of displaced households had increased by 58% since June, while closures have doubled.

By the end of June 2008, nine governorates were affected directly by the wall: Jenin, Tubas, Tulkarem, Salfit, and Qalqilia, in the north of the West Bank; Jerusalem, Ramallah and Al-Bireh in the mid-region; with Bethlehem and Hebron in the south.

Fieldwork took place between June and July 2008 and covered 171 localities. 171 localities were affected during the summer months of 2008, compared with 149 localities by the end of May 2005.

The main findings indicated that 14 localities are located behind the wall: 13 localities in the northern West Bank (five in Jenin, seven in Qalqilia, and one in Tulkarem), as well as one in Bethlehem.

The results showed that 49,291 dunums of land have been confiscated since the construction began and through June 2008. Most of the confiscated land was in the northern West Bank (22,141 dunums), according to the report.

In the mid-region, 13,875 dunums were confiscated, while a similar 13,275 dunums were seized in the south.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Death of the American Empire

America is self-destructing & bringing the rest of the world down with it

by Tanya Cariina Hsu

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. (Thomas Jefferson, US President; 1743 - 1826)

America is dying. It is self-destructing and bringing the rest of the world down with it.

Often referred to as a sub-prime mortgage collapse, this obfuscates the real reason. By associating tangible useless failed mortgages, at least something ‘real’ can be blamed for the carnage. The problem is, this is myth. The magnitude of this fiscal collapse happened because it was all based on hot air.

The banking industry renamed insurance betting guarantees as ‘credit default swaps’ and risky gambling wagers were called ‘derivatives’. Financial managers and banking executives were selling the ultimate con to the entire world, akin to the snake-oil salesmen from the 18th century but this time in suits and ties. And by October 2009 it was a quadrillion-dollar (that’s $1,000 trillion) industry that few could understand.

Propped up by false hope, America is now falling like a house of cards.

It all began in the early part of the 20th century. In 1907 J.P. Morgan, a private New York banker, published a rumour that a competing unnamed large bank was about to fail. It was a false charge but customers nonetheless raced to their banks to withdraw their money, in case it was their bank. As they pulled out their funds the banks lost their cash deposits and were forced to call in their loans. People now therefore had to pay back their mortgages to fill the banks with income, going bankrupt in the process. The 1907 panic resulted in a crash that prompted the creation of the Federal Reserve, a private banking cartel with the veneer of an independent government organisation. Effectively, it was a coup by elite bankers in order to control the industry.

When signed into law in 1913, the Federal Reserve would loan and supply the nation’s money, but with interest. The more money it was able to print, the more ‘income’ for itself it generated. By its very nature the Federal Reserve would forever keep producing debt to stay alive. It was able to print America’s monetary supply at will, regulating its value. To control valuation however, inflation had to be kept in check.

The Federal Reserve then doubled America’s money supply within five years, and in 1920 it called in a mass percentage of loans. Over five thousand banks collapsed overnight. One year later the Federal Reserve again increased the money supply by 62%, but in 1929 it again called the loans back in, en masse. This time, the crash of 1929 caused over sixteen thousand banks to fail and an 89% plunge on the stock market. The private and well-protected banks within the Federal Reserve system were able to snap up the failed banks at pennies on the dollar.

The nation fell into the Great Depression and in April 1933 President Roosevelt issued an executive order that confiscated all gold bullion from the public. Those who refused to turn in their gold would be imprisoned for ten years, and by the end of the year the gold standard was abolished. What had been redeemable for gold became paper ‘legal tender’, and gold could no longer be exchanged for cash as it had once been.

Later, in 1971, President Nixon removed the dollar from the gold standard altogether, therefore no longer trading at the internationally fixed price of $35. The US dollar was now worth whatever the US decided it was worth because it was ‘as good as gold’. It had no standard of measure, and became the universal currency. Treasury bills (short-term notes) and bonds (long-term notes) replaced gold as value, promissory notes of the US government and paid for by the taxpayer. Additionally, because gold was exempt from currency reporting requirements it could not be traced, unlike the fiduciary (i.e. that based upon trust) monetary systems of the West. That was not in America’s best interest.

After the Great Depression private banks remained afraid to make home loans, so Roosevelt created Fannie Mae. A state supported mortgage bank, it provided federal funding to finance home mortgages for affordable housing. In 1968 President Johnson privatised Fannie Mae, and in 1970, Freddie Mac was created to compete with Fannie Mae. Both of them bought mortgages from banks and other lenders, and sold them onto new investors.

The post World War II boom had created an America flush with cash and assets. As a military industrial complex, war exponentially profited the US and, unlike any empire in history, it shot to superpower status. But it failed to remember that, historically, whenever empires rose they fell in direct proportion.

Americans could afford all the modern conveniences, exporting its manufactured goods all over the world. After the Vietnam War, the US went into an economic decline. But people were loath to give up their elevated standard of living despite the loss of jobs, and production was increasingly sent overseas. A sense of delusion and entitlement kept Americans on the treadmill of consumer consumption.

In 1987 the US stock market plunged by 22% in one day because of high-risk futures trading, called derivatives, and in 1989 the Savings & Loan crisis resulted in President George H.W. Bush using $142 billion in taxpayer funds to rescue half of the S&L’s. To do so, Freddie Mac was given the task of giving sub-prime (below prime-rate) mortgages to low-income families. In 2000, the “irrational exuberance” of the dot-com bubble burst, and 50% of high-tech firms went bankrupt wiping $5 trillion from their over-inflated market values.

After this crisis, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan kept interest rates so low they were less than the rate of inflation. Anyone saving his or her income actually lost money, and the savings rate soon fell into negative territory.

During the 1990s, advertisers went into overdrive, marketing an ever more luxurious lifestyle, all made available with cheap easy credit. Second mortgages became commonplace, and home equity loans were used to pay credit card bills. The more Americans bought, the more they fell into debt. But as long as they had a house their false sense of security remained: their home was their equity, it would always go up in value, and they could always remortgage at lower rates if needed. The financial industry also believed that housing prices would forever climb, but should they ever fall the central bank would cut interest rates so that prices would jump back up. It was, everyone believed, a win-win situation.

Greenspan’s rock-bottom interest rates let anyone afford a home. Minimum wage service workers with aspirations to buy a half million-dollar house were able to secure 100% loans, the mortgage lenders fully aware that they would not be able to keep up the payments.

So many people received these sub-prime loans that the investment houses and lenders came up with a new scheme: bundle these virtually worthless home loans and sell them as solid US investments to unsuspecting countries who would not know the difference. American lives of excess and consumer spending never suffered, and were being propped up by foreign nations none the wiser.

It has always been the case that a bank would lend out more than it actually had, because interest payments generated its income. The more the bank loaned, the more interest it collected even with no money in the vault. It was a lucrative industry of giving away money it never had in the first place. Mortgage banks and investment houses even borrowed money on international money markets to fund these 100% plus sub-prime mortgages, and began lending more than ten times their underlying assets.

After 9/11, George Bush told the nation to spend, and during a time of war, that’s what the nation did. It borrowed at unprecedented levels so as to not only pay for its war on terror in the Middle East (calculated to cost $4 trillion) but also pay for tax cuts at the very time it should have increased taxes. Bush removed the reserve requirements in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, from 10% to 2.5%. They were free to not only lend even more at bargain basement interest rates, they only needed a fraction of reserves. Soon banks lent thirty times asset value. It was, as one economist put it, an ‘orgy of excess’.

It was flagrant overspending during a time of war. At no time in history has a nation gone into conflict without sacrifice, cutbacks, tax increases, and economic conservation.

And there was a growing chance that, just like in 1929, investors would rush to claim their money all at once.

To guarantee, therefore, these high risk mortgages, the same financial houses that sold them then created ‘insurance policies’ against the sub-prime investments they were selling, marketed as Credit Default Swaps (CDS). But the government must regulate insurance policies, so by calling them CDS they remained totally unregulated. Financial institutions were ‘hedging their bets’ and selling premiums to protect the junk assets. In other words, the asset that should go up in value could also have a side-bet, just in case, that it might go down. By October 2008, CDS were trading at $62 trillion, more than the stock markets of the whole world combined.

These bets had absolutely no value whatsoever and were not investments. They were just financial instruments called derivatives - high stakes gambling, ‘nothing from nothing’ - or as Warren Buffet referred to them, ‘Weapons of Financial Mass Destruction’. The derivatives trade was ‘worth’ more than one quadrillion dollars, or larger than the economy of the entire world. (In September 2008 the global Gross Domestic Product was $60 trillion).

Challenged as being illegal in the 1990s, Greenspan legalised the derivatives practise. Soon hedge funds became an entire industry, betting on the derivatives market and gambling as much as they wanted. It was easy because it was money they did not have in the first place. The industry had all the appearances of banks, but the hedge funds, equity funds, and derivatives brokers had no access to government loans in the event of a default. If the owners defaulted, the hedge funds had no money to pay ‘from nothing’. Those who had hedged on an asset going up or down would not be able to collect on the winnings or losses.

The market had become the largest industry in the world, and all the financial giants were cashing in: Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Citigroup, and AIG. But homeowners, long maxed out on their credit, were now beginning to default on their mortgages. Not only were they paying for their house but also all the debt amassed over the years for car, credit card and student loans, medical payments and home equity loans. They had borrowed to pay for groceries and skyrocketing health insurance premiums to keep up with their bigger houses and cars; they refinanced the debt they had for lower rates that soon ballooned. The average American owed 25% of their annual income to credit card debts alone.

In 2008, housing prices began to slide precipitously downwards and mortgages were suddenly losing value. Manufacturing orders were down 4.5% by September, inventories began to pile up, unemployment was soaring and average house foreclosures had increased by 121% and up to 200% in California.

The financial giants had to stop trading these mortgage-backed securities, as now their losses would have to be visibly accounted for. Investors began withdrawing their funds. Bear Stearns, heavily specialised in home loan portfolios, was the first to go in March.

Just as they had done in the 20th century, JP Morgan swooped in and picked up Bear Stearns for a pittance. One year prior Bear Stearns shares traded at $159 but JP Morgan was able to buy in and take over at $2 a share. In September, Washington Mutual collapsed, the largest bank failure in history. JP Morgan again came in and paid $1.9 billion for assets valued at $176 billion. It was a fire sale.

Relatively quietly over the summer Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the publicly traded companies responsible for 80% of the home mortgage loans, lost almost 90% of their value for the year. Together they were responsible for half the outstanding loan amounts but were now in debt $80 to every $1 in capital reserves.

To guarantee they would stay alive, the Federal Reserve stepped in and took over Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. On September 7th 2008 they were put into “conservatorship”: known as nationalisation to the rest of the world, but Americans have difficulty with the idea of any government run industry that required taxpayer increases.

What the government was really doing was handing out an unlimited line of credit. Done by the Federal Reserve and not US Treasury, it was able to bypass Congressional approval. The Treasury Department then auctioned off Treasury bills to raise money for the Federal Reserve’s own use, but nonetheless the taxpayer would be funding the rescue. The bankers had bled tens of billions from the system by hedging and derivative gambling, and triggered the portfolio inter-bank lending freeze, which then seized up and crashed.

The takeover was presented as a government funded bailout of an arbitrary $700 billion, which does nothing to solve the problem. No economists were asked to present their views to Congress, and the loan only perpetuates the myth that the banking system is not really dead.

In reality, the damage will not be $700 billion but closer to $5 trillion, the value of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae’s mortgages. It was nothing less than a bailout of the quadrillion dollar derivatives industry which otherwise faced payouts of over a trillion dollars on CDS mortgage-backed securities they had sold. It was necessary, said Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, to save the country from a “housing correction”. But, he added, the $700 billion taxpayer funded takeover would not prevent other banks from collapsing, in turn causing a stock market crash.

In other words Paulson was blackmailing Congress in order to lead a coup by the banking elite under the false guise of necessary legislation to stop the dyke from flooding. It merely shifted wealth from one class to another, as it had done almost a century prior. No sooner were the words were out of Paulson’s mouth before other financial institutions began imploding, and with them the disintegration of the global financial system - much modelled after the lauded system of American banking.

In September the Federal Reserve, its line of credit assured, then bought the world largest insurance company, AIG, for $85 billion for an 80% stake. AIG was the largest seller of CDS, but now that it was in the position of having to pay out, from collateral it did not have, it was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.

In October the entire country of Iceland went bankrupt, having bought American worthless sub-prime mortgages as investments. European banks began exploding, all wanting to cash in concurrently on their inflated US stocks to pay off the low interest rate debts before rates climbed higher. The year before the signs had been evident, when the largest US mortgage lender Countrywide fell. Soon after, the largest lender in the UK, Northern Rock, went under - London long having copied Wall Street creative financing. Japan and Korea’s auto manufacturing nosedived by 37%, global economies contracting. Pakistan is on the edge of collapse too, with real reserves at $3 billion - enough to only buy a month’s supply of food and oil and attempting to stall payments to Saudi Arabia for the 100,000 barrels of oil per day it provides to the country. Under President Musharraf, who left office in the nick of time, Pakistan’s currency lost 25% of its value, its inflation running at 25%.

Meanwhile energy costs had soared, with oil reaching a peak of almost $150 per barrel in the summer. The costs were immediately passed on to the already spent homeowner, in rising heating and fuel, transport and manufacturing costs. Yet 30% of the cost of a barrel of oil was based upon Wall Street speculators, climbing to 60% as a speculative fear factor during the summer months. As soon as the financial crisis hit, suddenly oil prices slid down, slicing oil costs to $61 from a high of $147 in June and proving that the 60% speculation factor was far more accurate. This sudden decline also revealed OPEC’s lack of control over spiralling prices during the past few years, almost squarely laid on the shoulders of Saudi Arabia alone. When OPEC, in September, sought to maintain higher prices by cutting production, it was Saudi Arabia who voted against such a move at the expense of its own revenue.

Europe then decided that no more would it be ruined by the excess of America. ‘Olde Europe’ may have had enough of being dictated to by the US, who refused to compromise on loans lent to their own broken nations after WWII. On October the 13th, the once divided EU nations unilaterally agreed to an emergency rescue plan totalling $2.3 trillion. It was more than three times greater than the US package for a catastrophe America alone had created.

By mid October, the Dow, NASDAQ and S&P 500 had erased all the gains they made over the previous decade. Greenspan’s pyramid scheme of easy money from nothing resulted in a massive overextension of credit, inflated housing prices, and incredible stock valuations, achieved because investors would never withdraw their money all at once. But now it was crashing at break-neck speed and no solution in sight. President Bush said that people ought not to worry at all because “America is the most attractive destination for investors around the globe.”

Those who will hurt the most are the very men and women who grew the country after WWII, and saved their pensions for retirement due now. They had built the country during the war production years, making its weapons and arms for global conflict. During the Cold War the USSR was the ever-present enemy and thus the military industrial complex continued to grow. Only when there is a war does America profit.

Russia will not tolerate a new cold war build-up of ballistic missiles. And the Middle East has seen its historical ally turn into its worst nightmare, be it militarily or economically. No longer will these nations continue to support the dollar as the world’s currency. The world’s economy is no longer America’s to control and the US is now indebted to the rest of the world. No more will the US be able to demand its largest Middle Eastern oil supplier open up its banking books so as to be transparent and free from corruption and terrorist connections lest there be consequences - the biggest act of criminal corruption in history has just been perpetrated by the United States.

It was the best con game in town: get paid well for selling vast amounts of risk, fail, and then have governments fix the problem at the expense of the taxpayers who never saw a penny of shared wealth to begin with.

There is no easy solution to this crisis, its effects multiplying like an infectious disease.

Ironically, least affected by the crisis are Islamic banks.

They have largely been immune to the collapse because Islamic banking prohibits the acquisition of wealth via gambling (or alcohol, tobacco, pornography, or stocks in armaments companies), and forbids the buying and selling of a debt as well as usury. Additionally, Shari’ah banking laws forbid investing in any company with debts that exceed thirty percent.

“Islamic banking institutions have not failed per se as they deal in tangible assets and assume the risk” said Dr. Mohammed Ramady, Professor of Economics at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals. “Although the Islamic banking sector is also part of the global economy, the impact of direct exposure to sub-prime asset investments has been low” he continued. “The liquidity slowdown has especially affected Dubai, with its heavy international borrowing. The most negative effect has been a loss of confidence in the regional stock markets.” Instead, said Dr. Ramady, oil surplus Arab nations are “reconsidering overseas investments in financial assets” and speeding up their own domestic projects.

Eight years ago, in May 2000, Saudi Islamic banker His Highness Dr. Nayef bin Fawaaz ibn Sha’alan publicly gave a series of economic lectures in Gulf states. At the time his research showed that Arab investments in the US, to the tune of $1.5 trillion, were effectively being held hostage and he recommended they be pulled out and reinvested in the tangibles of the Arab and Islamic markets. “Not in stocks however because the stock market could be manipulated remotely, as we have seen in the last couple of years in the Arab market where trillions of dollars evaporated” he said.

He warned then that it was a certainty that the US economic system was on the verge of collapse because of its cumulative debts, ever-increasing deficit and the interest on that debt. “When the debts and deficits come due, they just issue new Treasury bonds to cover the old bonds due, with their interest and the new deficit too.” The cycle cannot be stopped or the debt cancelled because the US would no longer be able to borrow. The consequence of relieving this cycle would be a total collapse of their economic system as opposed to the partial, albeit massive, crash of 2008.

“Islamic banking”, said Dr. Al-Sha’alan, “always protects the individuals’ wealth while putting a cap on selfishness and greed. It has the best of capitalism - filtering out its negatives - and the best of socialism - filtering out its negatives too.” Both systems inevitably had to fail. Additionally, Europe and Japan did not need to be held accountable and indebted to America anymore for protection against the Soviets.

“The essential difference between the Islamic economic system and the capitalist system”, he continued “is that in Islam wealth belongs to God - the individual being only its manager. It is a means, not a goal. In capitalism, it is the reverse: money belongs to the individual, and is a goal in and of itself. In America especially, money is worshipped like God.”

In sum, the crash of the entire global economic system is a result of America’s fiscal arrogance based upon one set of rules for itself and another for the rest of the world. Its increased creative financing deluded its people into a false sense of security, and now looks like the failure of capitalism altogether.

The whole exercise in democracy by force against Arab Muslim nations has almost bankrupted the US. The Cold War is over and the US has nothing to offer: no exports, no production, few natural resources, and no service sector economy.

The very markets that resisted US economic policies the most, having curbed foreign direct investments into America, are those who will fare best and come out ahead.

But not before having paid a very high price.

Tanya Cariina Hsu is a political researcher and analyst focusing on Saudi Arabian and US relations. One of the contributors to recent written testimony on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the US Congressional Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of FOCA (Friends of Charities Association) in its Hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., her analysis has been published and critically acclaimed throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East.

The first to break the barrier against public discussion of the Israeli influence upon US foreign policy decision making, in Capitol Hill’s “A Clean Break” Symposium in Washington D.C. in 2004, as the Institute for Research: Middle East Policy (IRmep) Director of Development and Senior Research Analyst, Ms. Hsu remains an International Fellow with the Institute.

Born in London, she re-located to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2005 and is currently completing a book on US policy towards Saudi Arabia.

[Via: Global Research]

Tortured in West Bank Prisons

By Ola Attallah – Ramallah

Human rights campaigners say nearly 270 'political detainees' are in West Bank prisons.

Hamza Al-Qaraawi, a nursing student at An-Najah University, was sitting with his family when he heard knocks at their door.

When he opened the door, a dozen of plain-clothed, grimed-faced people stormed their way into the house.

"They beat me before taking me to an unknown destination," Qaraawi told

Qaraawi was taken to a Palestinian Authority-run prison, as he later discovered, where he reportedly suffered a new episode of assaults.

"My body was bleeding from everywhere," he said, recalling his nightmarish experience.

"They brought me a doctor, who asked them to stop hurting me but in vain," added Qaraawi, who was released nine days later.

"They are using the same torture techniques used by Israeli occupation forces, such as Shabh and sleep deprivation."

Shabh (Arabic for ghost) is a torture technique in which the prisoner is tied up for long periods so as to cause severe pain, especially in the hands and back.

Hamas has accused security forces loyal to rival Fatah of carrying our a series of "political" arrests against its supporters in the West Bank since Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip last year.

"My husband was badly tortured at Al-Janeed prison in Nablus," said the wife of Ismail Abdul-Kareem who was taken from his house by Palestinian security forces.

"We kept asking about his whereabouts for weeks before we found out that he was held at Al-Janeed prison."

Abdul-Kareem was released 40 days later.

"He has since been admitted to hospital in a critical condition," said his bewildered wife.

Maltreatment of Hamas supporters has reportedly become a common practice in the West Bank.

"Torture drives us crazy," a recently-released detainee told IOL, wishing not to be named.

"They kept punching and kicking me. They never stopped though I was bleeding from my nose, mouth and head."

Last February, Hamas supporter Sheikh Magd Al-Barghuthi died after being tortured at the Palestinian intelligence headquarters.

Human rights campaigners say that there are nearly 270 "political detainees" in the West Bank prisons.

"The arrests are being made on a daily basis," said Shawan Gabbarin, the head of Al-Haqq (Right) human rights group.

Palestinian security officials deny having any "political" detainees in their jails, saying the issue was being "exaggerated".

Last month, Palestinian human rights groups and MPs established a committee to monitor political detentions, but its work never got off the ground.

Although the committee had the blessing of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the security services which he controls refused to cooperate.

"The committee held meetings with President Abbas, prime minister (Salam Fayyad) in Ramallah as well as Gaza-based interior minister Said Seyam and his security chiefs," said Khalil Abu-Shemalah, the head of Al-Dhamir (Conscience) human rights group.

"While the Gaza government released a number of detainees, the West Bank-based government has been dragging its feet."

(Originally published in