Wednesday 23 February 2011

Lies, More Lies and Video Feeds

Most of the passers by to this wee blog will know the meat of what I am about to write. I came across this video in my wandering around the web. I feel it needs repeating in light of the events going on in the world.

Apart from the shameless plug at the end the most rewarding section was the examination of a short ‘news’ piece from Sky News. This is a channel owned by the infamous Rupert Murdock. The ‘reporter’ told 6 blatant lies in a very short space of time.

This is very important to remember. Every single time we are exposed to the MSM we are being lied to. The same thing happens on all news channels including the current favourite, Al-Jazeera. See my previous post for more on that.

Tuesday 8 February 2011

Always Watch The Watchers

Here’s a treat for the regulars – two posts in the one day. Just after re-posting Noor’s article earlier I came across a video on Northern Truth Seeker’s site.

I have watched Sheikh Imran Hosein speaking before and have been impressed with his clear sight and intelligence. The video was made back in 2003 and is very prescient in light of current events and Noor’s article.

While it is not conclusive it reinforces a suspicion that I have had for some time – since before the slaughter of Israhell’s Cast Lead in Gaza. I have always considered them just another member of the MSM.

Maybe I’m reaching at straws but I also remember reading this article at Twelfth Bough especially McJ’s contributions in the main article and his comment from Feb 6th: 11:32 AM

Maybe my monkey mind is grasping at straws but I had both of those articles in mind when I watched the video. It makes for very uncomfortable thinking at a time of increased US deployments in the area.

The US has considerable naval forces now at hand as well as National Guard and now Marine forces deploying. In total the US has 6 carriers at sea globally as well as 3 Amphibious Warfare Ships (source).

In all this I am conscious of the real human souls that are risking all in a poignant, perilous yet joyous search for freedom. Lwtc247 has posted this and this. It reminds us all of the flesh and blood humanity struggling for that elusive dream – freedom. I will keep them in my thoughts.

Monday 7 February 2011

A Frightening Strategy for Israel

Noor has asked to help bring this article to a wider audience. I agree wholeheartedly as it clarifies the bigger picture of the events we are witnessing unfold in the Middle East. Please feel free to repost and give credit to tireless Noor. Thanks again to her for all her hard work.


A Frightening Strategy for Israel

This article full of important information is a "must read" for anyone wanting to understand Israel's intentions in the Middle East. In fact, people in the upper echelons of Israel are not pleased about its being translated and being made public knowledge. You will see why. Please also read my previous post EGYPT WHAT A MESS. There is also a video there outlining in greater detail what you are about to read. I believe this information should go viral because it will open many eyes. I also provide links to the references mentioned in this writing.

By Linda S. Heard
Online Journal Contributing Writer
Originally posted: Nov 30, 2005
Reposted: February 3, 2011

The other day I was handed the translation of a paper written by Israeli journalist Oded Yinon as far back as 1982. Ah! Old news, I thought. I'll get around to browsing through it one of these days. When later, the person who proffered the document, asked me about my conclusions, I grabbed my spectacles and sat down for what I thought would be a dull read. How wrong I was!

Yinon, who was attached to Israel's Foreign Ministry, published his paper, titled "A Strategy for Israel in the 1980s," in Kivunim (Directions) a "journal for Judaism and Zionism," and if the Association of Arab-American University graduates hadn't widely distributed the article, it might have disappeared down the memory hole.

Unfortunately, as the document is 11 pages long, I can only give you the gist but it can be found in its entirety on the Internet.

The basic premises of the plan are these: In order to survive Israel must become an imperial regional power and must also ensure the break-up of all Arab countries so that the region may be carved up into small ineffectual states unequipped to stand up to Israeli military might.

Yinon described the Arab-Muslim world as "a temporary house of cards put together by foreigners and arbitrarily divided into states, all made up of combinations of minorities and ethnic groups which are hostile to one another."

He then goes on to predict that some of these states face ethnic social destruction from within "and in some a civil war is already raging."

The writer goes on to bemoan Israel's relinquishment of the Sinai to Egypt under the Camp David Peace Treaty due to that area's "oil, gas and other natural resources."

"Regaining the Sinai Peninsula is therefore a political priority which is obstructed by Camp David . . . , he writes . . ."and we will have to act in order to return the situation to the status quo which existed in Sinai prior to Sadat's visit and the mistaken peace agreement signed with him in March 1979."

Yinon then predicts that if Egypt is divided and torn apart some other Arab countries will cease to exist in their present form and a Christian Coptic state would be founded in Upper Egypt. (I always wondered why Egypt was referred to as 'the prize' in a 2002 Rand presentation to the Pentagon at the behest of chief neo-conservative and friend of Israel Richard Perle)

Now how about this?

"The dissolution of Syria and Iraq later on into ethnically or religiously unique areas such as in Lebanon is Israel's primary target in the long run, while the dissolution of the military power of those states serves as the primary short term target," he writes.

"Iraq, rich in oil on the one hand and internally torn on the other, is guaranteed as a candidate for Israel's targets," says Yinon. Its dissolution is even more important for us than that of Syria. In the short run it is Iraqi power which constitutes the greatest threat to Israel."

"Every kind of inter-Arab confrontation will assist us in the short run and will shorten the way to the more important aim of breaking up Iraq into denominations as in Syria and Lebanon. In Iraq, three or more states will exist around the three major cities: Basra, Baghdad and Mosul."

Remember that Yinon's paper was penned in 1982.

But the writer also makes grave mistakes of judgment. For instance, he felt certain that both Jordan and Egypt would revert to Nasser-style Pan-Arab philosophies and break their treaties with Israel, which was what Yinon hoped they would do. But it didn't happen.

Yinon further predicted "there is no chance that Jordan will continue to exist in its present structure for a long time and Israel's policy both in war and in peace, ought to be directed at the liquidation of Jordan."

This was because Yinon wanted to see the transfer of Palestinian Arabs from the West Bank into Jordan. "It is not possible to go on living in this country in the present situation without separating the two nations, the Arabs to Jordan and the Jews to the areas west of the river," he says.

Was Yinon's paper the precursor of the 1996 "Clean Break: A new strategy for securing the realm" document authored by current and former Bush administration leading lights, such as Richard Perle, Douglas Feith as well as David and Meyrav Wurmser on behalf of Benjamin Netanyahu?

"Clean Break" advised the Israeli government to "publicly question Syria's legitimacy," contain Syria and strike selected targets, and "reject" the land for peace concept related to the Golan Heights.

It was also proposed that Syria should be isolated and surrounded by a friendly regime in Iraq, while Arab states should be challenged as "police states" lacking legitimacy. Isn't this exactly what is happening today as part of Bush's democratization policy?

Richard Perle -- who journalist and film-maker John Pilger describes as one of George W. Bush's thinkers -- later pops up again in the 2000 Project for the New American Century document, which lays out the neocon vision for US domination of the land, seas, skies and space.

Pilger writes in December 2002: "I interviewed Perle when he was advising Reagan; and when he spoke about 'total war', I mistakenly dismissed him as mad. He recently used the term again in describing America's 'war on terror'. 'No stages,' he said. 'This is total war. We are fighting a variety of enemies. There are lots of them out there.

"'All this talk we are going to do Afghanistan, then we will do Iraq . . . this is entirely the wrong way to go about it. If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy, but just wage a total war . . . our children will sing great songs about us years from now'."

Those children that survive, maybe, but I'll bet that Perle and gang are far more likely to go down in the annals of history alongside mankind's most brutal, ruthless and self-serving.
Linda S. Heard is a British specialist writer on Middle East affairs. She welcomes feedback and can be contacted by email at

Friday 4 February 2011

Pour Encourager Les Autres

“Pour Encourager Les Autres” – to encourage the others or set an example

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(Warning – contains graphic content)

There are many, many things to say about the events in Egypt. I am in no doubt that the spark for the revolt of the Egyptian people was deliberate and external. Aangirfan and Twelfth Bough have been outstanding in their analysis of current events that ‘started’ in Tunisia.

Already hundreds of Egyptians are dead and many more injured. It is a testament to the bravery and determination of the protesters that they have not been intimidated off the streets. Their fate is literally now in their own hands. Therein lies the key to their future. What will they do with it?

It remains to be seen if they will follow the usual fate and be lulled back into waiting arms of quiet servitude. ‘Meet the new boss, same as the old boss’ has been the fate of all such recent uprisings. Chaos and disorder have been deliberately provoked from outside the country. We shall see how the ‘new order’ will be re-imposed.

It will make no fundamental difference to the arsonists that started this whether El-Baradi, The Muslim Brotherhood or some friendly General takes power - friendly to the Zionists that is. They are all known quantities and will change nothing fundamentally.

I take heart from the chatter here on the web that all is not well with the master plan. The Muslim Brotherhood has had little overt influence over the crowds. The pseudo-gang thugs have not forced the desired reaction from the masses. El-Baradi is being touted as a leader of the crowds in the imagination of the media only.

I feel that the moment of greatest danger will come when the puppet goes. All else to date is merely passionate theatre and the leverage needed to bring about that outcome. Then we shall see what slithers from the shadows to accept the grateful appreciation of the money masters.

If the protestors return to their homes all that will have been accomplished is a letting off of stream. The elites will have their wish and the next stage in their plans will progress. The protests must continue and hold that newcomer to the agenda of the people.

Here we are treated to 24-7 coverage and breathless interviews ‘live’ from the scene of the drama. As others have asked - why? These events have been provoked for a wider purpose and we are about to be shown a pre-determined outcome. An example is being made and we are encouraged to watch to ‘learn our lesson’.

There are lessons being learned and they aren’t the ones intended. The people on the streets have remained peaceful and have resorted to self defence only. The tactic is one of open non-cooperation. Occupying the streets and key locations - and staying there – disrupts the normal operation of the state.

The technically literate circumvented the Internet blackout. The blackout has since been lifted demonstrating the success of those efforts. The secret squirrels can’t monitor the chat when it goes off their official networks. Many across the web have taken note and many ideas and preparations are being discussed if that gets implemented elsewhere.

Take note of these things as they will prove useful. A protest march solves nothing. In many battles it is the taking and occupying of strategic ground that determines the outcome. Planning for alternative internet connections might be advisable such as buying an old style dial-up modem.

I will watch and pray for the people of Egypt. Despair or hope awaits and the divide between the 2 will affect all. I expect a sucker punch may arrive from off-stage if events are not turning out as planned. With Israhell as a neighbour treachery should be anticipated.