Archive for March, 2009

Netanyahu to Obama: “Stop Iran, or I will”

March 31, 2009

[b]Netanyahu To Obama: Stop Iran, Or I Will.[/b]

… just before he was sworn in as Israel’s new prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu issued a bold statement — that if Obama does not stop Iran’s nuclear program, Israel most certainly will — that seems to confirm his own hawkishness …

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/31/netanyahu-to-obama-stop-i_n_181293.html

The Origin of the Word “Holocaust”.

March 31, 2009

The origin of the word ‘Holocaust”.

The term holocaust originally derived from the Greek word holókauston, meaning “completely (holos), burnt (kaustos)” …

Elie Wiesel is sometimes credited with having coined the word in the late 1950s in its modern sense as a noun referring specifically to the Nazi genocide of Jews. However, the word (in this sense) was not widely used till after the airing of the TV miniseries in 1978 entitled “Holocaust”.

To my knowledge, no living persons were burnt in Europe’s concentration camps. It seems the term ‘Holocaust’ would be more descriptive of Hiroshima and Dresden whose inhabitants were burned alive in large numbers during WWII.

In his book “The Holocaust Industry”, Norman Finkelstein asserts that the Nazi genocide has deteriorated into a profitable cash cow for unscrupulous entrepreneurs – a shameless marketing tool.

Rabbi: Arabs not worth a Fingernail.

March 28, 2009

US judge orders Iran to pay $25M for Hamas killing. (3-27-09) — (Snips)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered Iran to pay $25 million plus interest to the family of Israeli soldier Nachshon Wachsman, who was kidnapped and executed by Hamas in 1994.

Wachsman was a 19-year-old U.S. citizen and corporal in the Israeli Defense Forces when he was taken by four members of Hamas, designated a terrorist organization by the United States. His abduction damaged Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations at the time, as he pleaded on videotape for his life.
Wachsman’s mother and six brothers filed the lawsuit in 2006 against Iran and its ministry of information and security, saying Tehran was responsible for the death because it provided training and support to Hamas. Iran has refused to respond to the lawsuit, resulting in a default judgment in favor of Wachsman’s family.

U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina awarded $5 million to Wachsman’s mother and $2.5 million to each brother for their emotional distress, and $5 million to Wachsman’s estate for his potential lost earnings and the pain and suffering he endured for six days while he was held hostage before being executed. …

… the courts could seize any assets of Iranian entities in the United States to help pay a judgment.

Wachsman was abducted by four members of Hamas on October 9, 1994, as he waited on the side of a public street near the central Israeli city of Lod for a ride to visit a friend.

“The financial support, tactical training and political direction that Iran provided to Hamas proximately caused the abduction and execution of Nachshon,” Urbina concluded.

Wachsman was born in Jerusalem, but was a citizen of the United States. …

The court says it can issue a ruling against Iran from Washington for several reasons, including that this case involves a hostage taking of a U.S. citizen; that the plaintiffs are U.S. citizens; and that similar conduct by U.S. agents within the United States could be subject to a similar lawsuit. …

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gqPyp9jbZrgHB4lLc9Y9EqMbUMkQD976HDD80

Question: Can Gaza’s civilians now sue for (Dec 2008) wrongful deaths caused by America’s arming
Israel. …. ???

3000 x 25,000,000 = $75,000,000,000 …. ($75 billion) !!!

Source: http://www.btselem.org/english/statistics/casualties.asp

 
“One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail.”

“One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail,” said Rabbi Yaacov Perrin in his eulogy of Dr. Baruch Goldstein (news article, Feb. 28, 1994)

http://www.nytimes.com/1994/03/09/opinion/l-from-orthodox-jewish-education-to-hebron-scripture-distorted-415430.html

Internet Surveillance: ACTA

March 28, 2009

New law to allow searching of PC’s, Laptops, and media devices.

ACTA Legislation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Counterfeiting_Trade_Agreement

Newspaper Re-vitalization Act

March 27, 2009

Mainstream Media Bailout Bill Introduced.

The “Newspaper Revitalization Act” was introduced this week by Senator Benjamin Cardin, a Democrat from Maryland

The newspaper industry is owned and controlled by a hand full of giant media companies … They are dying because they deserve to die. …

http://www.chartingstocks.net/2009/03/mainstream-media-bailout-bill-introduced/

Cardin’s Newspaper Revitalization Act would allow newspapers to operate as nonprofits …

http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE52N67F20090324

Benjamin Cardin biography:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Cardin

Rabbis fighting a religious war against gentiles.

March 20, 2009

Rabbis: “ fighting a “religious war” against gentiles … 
 
Rabbis in the Israeli army told battlefield troops in January’s Gaza offensive they were fighting a “religious war” against gentiles … 

God brought us back to this land and now we need to fight to expel the gentiles who are interfering with our conquest of this holy land  …

http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=7132409&page=1
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UN envoy: Gaza op seems to be war crime of greatest magnitude.

United Nations human rights investigator (Richard Falk) said on Thursday that Israel’s offensive against Hamas in densely populated Gaza appeared to constitute a war crime of the “greatest magnitude.” …

Falk said that Israel’s blockade of the coastal strip of 1.5 million people violated the Geneva Conventions, which he said suggested further war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity. …

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1072481.html

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1072504.html

2008: … The United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday appointed American Jewish law professor Richard A. Falk – who has compared Israel to the Nazis – as special investigator on Israeli actions in the territories for a six-year term. … 

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull&cid=1206446111162
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James Petras Website.

http://petras.lahaine.org/todos.php?cat=3

UN: Ditch the dollar as a reserve currency?

March 20, 2009

U.N. panel says world should ditch dollar.

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – A U.N. panel will next week recommend that the world ditch the dollar as its reserve currency in favor of a shared basket of currencies, a member of the panel said on Wednesday, adding to pressure on the dollar. ….

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE52H2CY20090318  

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Huge Crash Coming?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk2Pb1lRuXY&eurl=http://orlingrabbe.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shYJ_KkbzWg&feature=related

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How the US is shifting the financial crisis onto the rest of the world.

http://informationclearinghouse.info/article22223.htm

$314 billion to prop up foreign banks

March 18, 2009

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

 

 U.S. Injecting Billions Into Foreign Central Banks.

 

 

 

 

For more than a year, the U.S. Federal Reserve System has been increasingly acting as the world’s central bank, injecting hundreds of billions of dollars into foreign government treasuries in an effort to increase liquidity in those countries.

The foreign central banks have used the U.S. currency to bail out financial institutions within their borders. The Fed program links its balance sheet directly to the fates of foreign central banks at a time when they’re on the ropes.

The program has so far gone unreported in the mainstream media and is a major expansion of Federal Reserve involvement in the global economy.

… The most recent balance sheet released by the Fed shows that $314 billion U.S. dollars are currently doled out to foreign central banks under the foreign exchange program. That’s down from a December peak of nearly $600 billion, as central banks have repaid some of the loans.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/17/us-injecting-billions-int_n_175454.html  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h41/Current/

 

US – The Limits of Power

March 17, 2009

The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism, Andrew Bacevich (Author)

In this caustic critique of the growing American penchant for empire and sense of entitlement, Bacevich (The New American Militarism) examines the citizenry’s complicity in the current economic, political, and military crisis. … scolding to an urgent call for rational thinking and measured action, for citizens to wise up and put their house in order. …

War is not the answer to the challenges we face, he says, and “to persist in following that path is to invite inevitable overextension, bankruptcy and ruin.” …

http://www.amazon.com/Limits-Power-American-Exceptionalism-Project/dp/0805088156

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/08152008/watch.html

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AT LAST! THE IDEA THAT TALKING TO PEOPLE MIGHT BE A BETTER IDEA THAN KILLING THEM IS BEGINNING TO SINK IN.

http://lataan.blogspot.com/2009/03/at-last-idea-that-talking-to-people.html

 
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DOLLAR CRISIS IN THE MAKING – Before the stampede.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/KC14Dj04.html

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Ashkenazi in U.S.: IDF must prepare to strike Iran.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1071490.html

 http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1071718.html

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Dick Cheney on CNN’s State of the Union.

“Economic crisis not Bush’s fault” …..

Freeman discusses Israel Lobby on CNN

March 15, 2009

Charles Freeman defends against accusations of anti-Semitism.  Video.

http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2009/03/15/gps.intv.freeman.cnn?iref=videosearch

http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2009/03/13/gps.freeman.israel.lobby.cnn?iref=videosearch