The Terror that begot Israel

As the evil state of Israel is celebrating sixty years of ethnic cleansing and atrocities against the native Palestinians, many people around the world, especially young generations, will not be fully aware of the manner in which Israel came into existence. Similarly, the younger Zionist generations who don’t stop calling their Palestinian victims “terrorists” should have a clearer idea about Israel’s manifestly criminal past which Zionist school textbooks shamelessly glamorize and glorify.

Prior to “Jewish” statehood, three main Jewish terror organizations operated in Palestine, primarily against Palestinian civilians and British mandate targets. The three were: The Haganah, the Zvei Leumi
or Irgun and the Stern Gang. The Haganah (Defence) had a field army of up to 160,000 well-trained and well-armed men and a unit called the Palmach, with more than 6,000 terrorists. The Irgun included as many as 5,000 terrorists, while the Stern Gang included 200-300 dangerous terrorists.

The following are merely some examples of Zionist terrorism prior to the creation of the Zionist state in 1948: The list doesn’t include the bigger massacres such as Dir Yasin, Dawaymeh, Tantura and others.

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John McCain, Torture Puppet

Sen. John McCain, who recently shelved his opposition to torture by voting against a bill banning the use of torture by the CIA,, compounded his desperate lunge for the Hard Right vote by declaring that last Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling, granting constitutional habeas corpus rights to the prisoners at Guantánamo, was “one of the worst decisions in the history of this country.”

John McCain

As the conservative columnist George F. Will asked, in a Washington Post column, “Does it rank with Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857), which concocted a constitutional right, unmentioned in the document, to own slaves and held that black people have no rights that white people are bound to respect? With Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), which affirmed the constitutionality of legally enforced racial segregation? With Korematsu v. United States (1944), which affirmed the wartime right to sweep American citizens of Japanese ancestry into concentration camps?”

McCain’s effort portray Barack Obama as soft on terror flies in the face of the ever-growing evidence that the entire “War on Terror” imprisonment program has been both chronically brutal and irredeemably flawed, and that Obama is correct to call the ruling “an important step toward reestablishing our credibility as a nation committed to the rule of law, and rejecting a false choice between fighting terrorism and respecting habeas corpus.”

On ABC News on Monday, Obama explained more, saying, “Let’s take the example of Guantánamo. What we know is that in previous terrorist attacks, for example, the first attack against the World Trade Center, we were able to arrest those responsible, put them on trial. They are currently in US prisons, incapacitated. And the fact that the administration has not tried to do that has created a situation where not only have we never actually put many of these folks on trial, but we have destroyed our credibility when it comes to rule of law all around the world.”

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US hysteria over a piece of cloth?

Yet Muslims around the world are the ‘uncivilized’ for getting offended over drawings that were intended to offend them? Apparently fashion (aka. A piece of cloth) is symbolic, but the medium of artistic communication isn’t.

The US chain Dunkin’ Donuts has pulled an advert following complaints that the scarf worn by a celebrity chef offered symbolic support for Islamic extremism.

The online advert for iced coffee featured the well-known US television chef Rachael Ray.

She was wearing a black-and-white checked scarf around her neck that resembled a traditional Arab keffiyeh.

This fashion choice incensed at least one prominent conservative blogger, who said it evoked extremist videos.

The blogger, Michelle Malkin, called the garment “a regular adornment of Muslim terrorists appearing in beheading and hostage-taking videos”.

 

Stylist’s choice

Other criticism followed and the coffee and doughnuts chain has now decided to drop the advert.

 

Fashion statements may seem insignificant, but when they lead to the mainstreaming of violence – unintentionally or not – they matter

Michelle Malkin

 

In a statement, Dunkin’ Donuts said the silk scarf had been “selected by Rachael Ray’s stylist and that no symbolism was intended.

 

“But given the possibility of misperception the commercial was no longer being used.”

 

This has caused a fair amount of consternation in some quarters but the conservative blogger at the centre of the row has praised the decision.

YouTube refuses Lieberman request

Trouble in Paradise?

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The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee today asked Google, the parent company of the popular online video-sharing site, YouTube, to immediately remove content produced by Islamist terrorist organizations from YouTube and prevent similar
content from reappearing. However, the company immediately refused to comply with his request.

Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) made the request in a letter to Eric Schmidt, the chairman of the board and chief executive officer at Google, in which he said that YouTube unwittingly, permits Islamist
terrorist groups to maintain an active, pervasive and amplified voice despite military setbacks or successful operations by the law enforcement and intelligence communities.

Lieberman asked the company not only to remove existing content but also identify changes that Google plans to make to YouTube’s community guidelines and explain how it plans to enforce the
guidelines. Lieberman said removing such content should be a straightforward task since so many of the Islamist terrorist organizations brand their material with logos or icons identifying their provenance.

However, YouTube in a response this afternoon, said taking those actions was not so simple and refused to remove all videos mentioning or featuring these groups without consideration of whether the videos were legal, nonviolent or non-hate speech videos.

While we respect and understand his views, YouTube encourages free speech and defends everyone’s right to express unpopular points of view, the company said. We believe that YouTube is a richer and more relevant platform for users precisely because it hosts a diverse range of views, and rather than stifle debate, we allow our users to view all acceptable content and make up their own minds.

The statement thanked Lieberman for alerting the company last week of several videos which violated the company’s community guidelines and that have subsequently been removed. However, the statement said that most of the videos, which did not contain violent or hate speech content, were not removed because they do not violate our Community Guidelines.

YouTube’s community guidelines prohibit hate speech and ask users not to post videos that show someone getting hurt, attacked or humiliated. According to the YouTube Community Guidelines, users can flag videos they feel are inappropriate, which may then be removed from the site
by the company after review.

Lieberman’s letter comes after his committee released a report, Violent Islamist Extremism, the Internet and the Homegrown Terrorist Threat, May 8 that said chatrooms, message boards and Web sites can play critical roles in recruitment, indoctrination into violent Islamist theology, linking radicalized individuals and providing information to independent terrorists unaffiliated with organizations. The report also said the government needs to develop a plan to counter terrorist groups’ increasing reliance on the Internet.

However, whatever federal strategy is developed may face scrutiny from critics who say the committee’s May 8 report unfairly singled out Muslims as possible extremists, in addition to civil libertarians and privacy advocates concerned with protecting free speech and Internet freedom.

John Morris, senior counsel at the Center for Democracy and Technology, said Lieberman’s letter was a practical impossibility and having sites such as YouTube pre-screen content would radically
change how the Internet is used.

YouTube noted in its statement that hundreds of thousands of videos are uploaded to the site daily.

The government can’t get involved in suppressing videos if the content is not illegal, Morris said, explaining that such a policy would likely face stiff opposition from advocates of First Amendment
rights.

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Bush: Troops give lives, I give up golf

A true leader!

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US President George W. Bush has revealed the great sacrifice he has made for American troops fighting in Iraq by giving up playing golf.

In an interview with Politico and Yahoo News, President Bush admitted that he has been touched by the true cost of war in Iraq.

“I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf,” he said.

“I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.”
President Bush added that he made the decision several months after the invasion of Iraq when the top United Nations official in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, was killed in the 2003’s bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad.

“I remember when de Mello, who was at the UN, got killed in Baghdad as a result of these murderers taking this good man’s life,” Bush said.

Pundits believe in the mind of the US president, who waged the war based on faulty intelligence against oil-rich Iraq, no sacrifice is too great for the troops who have sacrificed life and limb, mental health and family integrity.

Some say Bush deserves praise for the recent revelation -the decision to take a five-year hiatus from the game-, recalling a post 9/11 appearance by the president in 2001.

“We must stop the terror. I call upon on all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers,” said President Bush in a golf outfit. “Now, watch this drive.”
Source: Press Tv