"Reality has to be separated from us. Thus a massacre that became part of a policy has been turned in the movie into an aberration by a few armed extremists. Indeed, after the film ends, a series of paragraphs on the screen bleakly record the dispossession of the Palestinians as a result of "Arab propaganda". This itself is a myth. Yet again, Israeli historians have already disproved the lie that the Arab regimes told Palestinian Arabs over the radio that they should leave their homes "until the Jews have been thrown into the sea". No such broadcasts were made. Most Palestinians fled because they were frightened of ending up like the people of Deir Yassin. The propaganda about radio broadcasts was Israeli, not Arab.
It's as if a blanket, a curtain, a veil has been thrown over history - so that the shadow of real events is just visible, but their meaning so distorted as to be incomprehensible. "So this is why you wanted guns," Bobby Goldman shouts at the Stern leader amid the dead of Deir Yassin. And he's wrong. The guns enabled the Stern gang to murder the Arabs of Deir Yassin to produce the panic that sent three quarters of a million Palestinians on the road to permanent exile.But isn't this the world in which we live? Aren't we all veiled from the truth?" Robert Fisk: We've all been veiled from the truth, Ocotber 21, 2006 .
الى الدكتور العزيز .... ارجو ان تنتبه الى ان مقالات شلش القديمة قد تم ازالتها من موقع كتابات...حيث ان جميع الروابط الموجودة في موقع شلش لا تؤدي الى أي مكان. يرجى اعادة نشر هذه المقالات لأهميتها و كونها اهم ما كتب في الأدب العراقي بعد عام 2003.
كلامكم صحيح، فلقد حـُذف العديد من مقالات شلش القديمة من موقع "كتابات" ـ
ولكن أود أن أعلمكم بأننا قد إحتفظنا بكافة مقالات شلش، ومنذ أول مقال له في 25 أيلول 2005 ، حيث قمنا بتوفيرها كلهافي موقع شلش العراقي - وتحت أبواب الأرشيف على يمين الصفحة - بعد حذف مقالاته من موقع "كتابات"ـ
... The administration is looking for ways to evacuate from Iraq after the expected drubbing of the GOP at the polls on November 7. Last week, Sally Quinn ... penned an OP ED piece in the Washington Post that only lacked Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's co-byline. The OP ED stated that Rumsfeld would not be the scapegoat for Iraq and plans to resign shortly after the election. Quinn ... states that after Rumsfeld leaves, there will be only two scapegoats left: Dick Cheney and George W. Bush. ... [I]t is clear that the Bush family does not intend to allow one of its own to be declared scapegoat. ...
Based on two recent "unusual" approaches to this editor by individuals with close ties to the Bush wing inside the White House, I can state with great confidence that Cheney and the neo-cons will be designated as the official scapegoats on Iraq by the Bushes. (emphasis added)
In fact, in anticipation of a U.S. draw down and evacuation from Iraq, the Iraqi Baath Party of Saddam Hussein has already drawn up an assassination list of Iraqi officials in the U.S.-backed government. It should be noted that the Baathists call for the murder of the "first, second, and third degree relatives" of the Iraqi leaders. The plan's implementation has begun -- six relatives of four individuals on the list have recently been killed. WMR has obtained a copy of the list in Arabic, the Arabic transmittal letter, and an English translation (follows): [ . . . ]
حضرة الدكتور عماد الفاضل بعض المقالات تعمل و الأخر لا يعمل - كل المقالات التي تحتوي رابطا يشير الى موقع كتابات لا تعمل فقد تم مسح الأرشيف لسنتي 2004 و 2005 لديهم. و بعض المقالات التي مسحت بالغة الأهمية مثل: "حفل انتخابي لعشيرة جائعة" و "حوار في كية" و غيرها العديد. يرجى اعادة نشر جميع مقالات شلش على موقعكم وليس ال36 مقالة فقط.
Konfused Kid شكراً مرة ثانية إننا بصدد تحميل كافة مقالات شلش، وبالأخص القديمة منها، على موقعنا الخاص بكتاب سراب السلاح النووي العراقي لتظهر على موقع شلش العراقي ونأمل في تحميلها كلها خلال الأيام القليلة القادمة وتدّدلل
Video (10 min), Keith Olbermann’s Special Comment on GOP Fearmongering: "Setting aside the fact that your government has done nothing else for those five years but pat itself on the back about terror, while waging pointless war on the wrong enemy in Iraq and waging war on the cherished freedoms in America, just on this subject of counter-terrorism, sir, yours is the least competent government in time of crisis in this country's history."
Wayne Madsen, October 26, 2006 -- People who knew Dick Cheney in Wyoming before he served in the Nixon administration say he always had an unusual penchant for hanging around young girls, some as young as seven years old. ...
Wayne Madsen, October 26, 2006 --WMR has received an eyewitness report to French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy's operations to stir up violence in the Paris metropolitan area's largely Muslim suburbs (banlieus). Sarkozy is running for president in next year's election. On September 25, a police caravan used the right bank of the Seine's Quai des Celestins as a staging area for an assault on the Tarterets banlieu in order to "rough up" the locals. Several hundred police were press-ganged into service for the attack. ...
Wayne Madsen, October 25, 2006 --FBI trains its own civilian "Stasi" force: Across the United States, private citizens have been deputized to "assist" the FBI in counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence activities. They are graduates of the little-known FBI Citizens Academies, 25 training academies across the United States that have trained citizens in firearms use, collection and preservation of physical evidence, FBI organization, communications, counter-intelligence operations, and drug enforcement. ...
"The Gestapo gathered much of its information from private citizens. Even children were taught to report on their parents. The Gestapo's main sources, however, were Nazi party officials who constantly monitored the activities of all citizens [and] used such information to track political opponents." -- Plaque in the "Propaganda Section" of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC
Wayne Madsen, October 24, 2006 --US Air Force official's past raises eyebrows: On December 7, 2005, the US Air Force officially recognized "cyberspace" as one of its warfare domains -- along with air and outer space. In early November, Air Force officials will gather in Washington to form a new US Air Force Command -- the Air Force Cyberspace Command. It will have authority to launch wars in cyberspace. The new command is largely the brainchild of Dr. Lani Kass, director of the Air Force Cyberspace Task Force.
Kass' past has many US government computer security officials puzzled and concerned. From 1979 to 1981, Kass served as a Major in the Israeli Defense Forces. ...
Kass previously served in the Dick Cheney Defense Department ...
Wayne Madsen, October 23, 2006 --George W. Bush's Paraguay land deal: WMR's Paraguayan sources have confirmed that George W. Bush recently bought 42,000 hectares (over 100,000 acres) of land in Paraguay's northern "Chaco" region. The land sits atop huge natural gas reserves, according to sources in Asuncion. Moreover, the land deal was consummated in a dinner meeting between Bush's daughter Jenna and Paraguayan President Nicanor Duarte.
Frank Morales, Bush Moves Toward Martial Law: Public Law 109-364, or the "John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007" (H.R.5122) (2), which was signed by the commander in chief on October 17th, 2006, in a private Oval Office ceremony, allows the President to declare a "public emergency" and station troops anywhere in America and take control of state-based National Guard units without the consent of the governor or local authorities, in order to "suppress public disorder."
President Bush seized this unprecedented power on the very same day that he signed the equally odious Military Commissions Act of 2006. In a sense, the two laws complement one another. One allows for torture and detention abroad, while the other seeks to enforce acquiescence at home, preparing to order the military onto the streets of America. Remember, the term for putting an area under military law enforcement control is precise; the term is "martial law."
It has become clear in recent months that a critical mass of the American people have seen through the lies of the Bush administration; with the president's polls at an historic low, growing resistance to the war Iraq, and the Democrats likely to take back the Congress in mid-term elections, the Bush administration is on the ropes. And so it is particularly worrying that President Bush has seen fit, at this juncture to, in effect, declare himself dictator.
Stephen Lendman, James Petras' New Book: The Power of Israel in the United States: ... It's a work of epic writing and essential reading documenting the enormous influence of the pro-Israeli Lobby on US policy in the Middle East. It focuses like a laser to assure that policy conforms with Israel's long-term goal for regional hegemony. The Lobby's influence is broad and deep enough to include officials at the highest levels of government, the business community, academia, the clergy (especially the dominant Christian fundamentalists/Christian Zionists) and the mass media. Petras shows how together they're able to assure the full and unconditional US support for all elements of Israel's agenda going back decades even when that agenda harms our interests such as the unwinnable war in Iraq, any future one against Iran if it's undertaken, and the appalling and brutal subjugation and colonization of the Palestinian people that serves no US interest whatever. In spite of it, the Lobby is able to get the US to go along with Israel unconditionally with no serious opposition to it tolerated.
xymphora, Israeli agents provocateurs and the European riots: Notice how Zionism is the only nationalism whose propaganda war impacts detrimentally on the lives of people all over the world, including Europe. The Zionist imperative of promoting the ‘clash of civilizations’ to allow it to steal land from Muslims requires bad ideas which ruin lives everywhere.
Israeli Parliament OKs Hawkish Party: Israel's parliament on Monday approved the addition of an ultra-hawkish party to the government coalition, a move that virtually ends hopes for a new Mideast peace initiative in the near future.
Lee Sustar, Fanning the Flames of Hatred; European Islamophobia: Islamophobia has replaced anti-Semitism as the focus of the European far right, according to Glyn Ford, a British member of the European Parliament and author of a book on neo-fascism in Europe. "Europe is in danger of seeing its extreme-right parties move into the mainstream," he said, adding, "Islamophobia has become the prejudice of the day, but the threat from the extreme right is real and it is found across the European Union."
Wayne Madsen, October 30, 2006: ... Phil Zelikow, the Executive Director of the 911 Commission and adviser to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice likely hid significant material evidence from the 911 Commission ... Since interfering with evidence in an official federal investigation is a major criminal offense, Zelikow could have more to chew on then what is left of his already chewed-to-the-nub fingernails.
Remi Kanazi, Unmasking the Second Palestinian Intifada: ... A principal impediment facing the Palestinian struggle today is the constant reaffirmation that the Palestinian people—deemed by Israel and the US—are “terrorists,” “militants,” or animalistic beings lesser than those of the “civilized world.” In Ramzy Baroud’s new book, The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of People’s Struggle, this myth is shattered. The propaganda that has infiltrated Western discourse has proven counterfeit; misinformation that has framed US policy regarding Israel, leading to a multitude of double standards imposed upon Palestinians. These inconsistencies have exponentially magnified the suffering of the Palestinian people and hindered their efforts to gain control of the land in which they live.
What is happening today in the Occupied Territories isn’t politics. It is an overwhelming nightmare that plagues 3.8 million people every day. Each person in the Occupied Territories has a story, a story that is equally significant and heartbreaking, whether revealing that a relative has been killed, land has been taken from them, their home has been bulldozed to the ground or the humiliating act of being stopped, restricted, or harassed by Israel forces, this is the reality with which they live. The human story Baroud puts forth is meant not only to educate and inform, but to encourage and inspire. The peoples of struggle mustn’t be forgotten, nor should they be silenced. Baroud does service to this cause and because of it, has left the flame of struggle burning brighter.
James Petras, Texas Versus Tel Aviv: US Policy in the Middle East: As the Zioncon-civilian-militarists hunker down in their White House situation rooms and among their moneyed backers, as Baker’s Iraq Study Group grope for ‘proposals’ without interlocutors in the President’s office and without followers in the America public, it is clear that in the absence of any consequential withdrawal of US troops, the wounds of war will fester and spread from the battle fronts of Baghdad to the streets of America. Only a catastrophic defeat in the Middle East will move us to a new course, out of Iraq, at peace with Iran and most of all out of the stranglehold of the Israel Lobby albatross.
Mike Whitney, The Dollar's Full-System Meltdown: ... [H]ow will this cadre of plutocrats coerce the other nations to continue to use the dollar while it plummets from its perch?
As long as oil is denominated in dollars, the central banks will be forced to stockpile American scrip regardless of its value. It’s no different than holding a gun to someone’s head. They will use our debt-plagued greenbacks or their cars and trucks will sputter, their tractors and factories will wheeze, and their economies will grind to a halt. It’s just that simple.
America cannot maintain its superpower status unless it continues to control the global economic system. That means the linkage between the dollar and oil must be preserved. (emphasis added) The Bush troupe sees this as an existential issue upon which the future of America’s ruling class depends. By 2020, 60% of the world’s oil will come from the Middle East. Bush will do everything in his power to control the resources of the Caspian Basin, thereby expanding US dollar-hegemony and paving the way for a new American century.