February 2009 No 429
Using Chaos to Impose Order
Ordo ex Chao: Using Chaos to Impose Order
By Horst Mahler - Translated by J M Damon
Are these observations accurate?
Israel no longer has any prospects for the future and for that reason is desperate and willing to try anything, as evidenced by the present devastation of Gaza. For some time now it has been plotting nuclear war against Iran. If it does that, it must reckon with loss of control over the USA. Because of the meltdown of the global financial system, the chances that it willl lose this control are great.
What will Israel do if it loses control over the US?
Israel’s best strategy for aviding loss of control over the US is to work to bring about paralysis in US domestic policies. Such a paralysis would lead to a Zionist military dictatorship, which would “sweep with a steel broom”and drown all opposition in blood, especially anti Jewish agitation. Experience suggests that such a dictatorship might assure the Zionist elite 20 years or so of continued rule.
And what might bring about this dictatorship? -- A bullet that would take out Obama, for one thing!
The result of his assassination would be an unprecedented race war in the USA. [While the white voters were divided along racial, political, economic and social lines in November, the racial minorities supported Obama in a solid bloc.]
In case of racial war, white America’s demand for restoration of law and order would become overwhelming.
The white populace would turn to the military to restore order and save them.
Harvard Prof. Samuel Huntington has presented the most likely scenario for this in his“Soldier and the State” and“Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order.”
The financial crisis would be overshadowed in the ensuing chaos, and the military dictatorship would create an agency of civilian economic experts for economic reconstruction. Whom would the generals choose to head such an agency?
The American presidential election just ended was the most expensive of all time. We can safely assume that the global money lords had a reason for placing Obama on the US throne, and it was not because he is divinely ordained or intellectually endowed to solve dilemmas.
Who is Obama anyway? It is more likely that Obama was chosen to serve as a catalyst for chaos in the USA and re-establish the Zionist kleptocracy – “ordo ex chao“.
How will Russia most likely react to the present situation? It will probably consider the creation of chaos in the USA desirable, since that will lessen the danger of another world war.
In the event of racial war, the American military’s efforts to mobilize forces for more foreign wars will be greatly hampered.
Russia could react moderately to Israeli aggression with substantial support for Iran and its allies, in the conviction that even primitive weapons in the hands of billions of fanatical muslims will ultimately triumph over Israel’s atomic bombs.
The Reich’s Redemptive Role
It is the redemptive mission of the German Reich to convert the fall of Zionism-Globalism into a worldwide revival of National Socialism in which national states can again prosper.
Von: Horst Mahler firstname.lastname@example.org
Datum: 3. Januar 2009 00:00:01 GMT+01:00
Betreff: Voelkische Reichsbewegung
Antwort an: Horst Mahler email@example.com
Macht das Sinn?
Israel ist chancenlos - also ist es zu allem entschlossen. Es bereitet im Alleingang einen Atomschlag gegen den Iran vor. Es muß damit rechnen, daß es in den USA daraufhin zu einer Entmachtung des Judentums kömmen könnte Die Chancen sind angesichts der Kernschmelze des Geldsystems gut. Was wäre das Gegenmittel? Die vollständige Lähmung der US-Innenpolitik, die in die Errichtung einer israel-freundlichen Militärdiktatur führt. Diese kehrt mit eisernem Besen. Jedwede Agitation - vorneweg die antijüdische - könnte im Blut erstickt werden. Erfahrungsgemäß resultiert daraus ein Zeitgewinn für die Machthaber von ca. 20 Jahren.
Wie erreicht man das? Mit einer Pistolenkugel, die Obama niederstreckt! Die Folge wäre ein Rassenkrieg in den USA von beispielloser Dimension. Die Sehnsucht des weißen Amerika nach Wiederherstellung von Ruhe und Ordnung wüchse ins Unermeßliche. Alle Hoffnung würde sich auf die Armee richten (vgl. Huntington: "Der Soldat"). Sie soll die Rettung bringen.
Die Wirtschaftskrise würde vom Tumult überlagert. Die Militärdiktatur bedürfte einer zivilen Agentur von Fachleuten für den wirtschaftlichen Wiederaufbau. Wer würde sich dafür eignen?
Und nun folgende Überlegung: Der gerade zu einem Ende gekommene Präsidentschafts-wahlkampf soll der kostspieligste aller Zeiten gewesen sein. Die Herren über das Große Geld - so darf man vermuten - haben Obama auf den Präsidentensessel gehievt, nicht als den "gottbegnadeten Problemlöser" – Wer ist schon Obama?, sondern als "Trigger" für die Chaotisierung der USA – "Ordo ex chao".
Was wird Rußland in dieser Lage tun? Es könnte die Chaotisierung der USA als Minderung der Gefahr eines Weltkrieges bewerten (denn angesichts des Rassenkrieges bliebe der Militär-Clique der Ausweg in eine nach außen gerichtete Mobilisierung der Massen versperrt).
Es könnte auf die israelische Agression moderat mit einer substantiellen Unterstützung Irans und seiner Verbündten reagieren in der sicheren Überzeugung, daß der Dolch in der Hand von Milliarden todesbereiten Moslems letztlich über die israelische Atombombe triumphieren wird.
Es wäre die heilsgeschichtliche Bestimmung des Deutschen Volkes, den Untergang der judaisierten Welt in die Weltauferstehung des Nationalsozialismus zu wenden.
Defiance: Beyond Holo-kitsch
By Richard Corliss Thursday, Jan. 01, 2009
Should there be a moratorium on Holocaust movies? Stuart Klawans, the film critic of the Nation, says so in the Jewish magazine Nextbook (but not, oddly, in the Nation), and Ella Taylor tentatively endorses the suggestion this week in the Village Voice. Since these are two of the movies' most thoughtful commentators — who each happen to be Jewish — the proposal deserves consideration.
Edward Zwick, the TV producer (thirtysomething) and maker of Important Films (Glory, Courage Under Fire, Blood Diamond), writes in the New York Times that he felt a similar Holocaust-movie fatigue when offered the idea of a film on the Bielski brothers, a band of real-life Jews in Belorussia during World War II. "I groaned, 'Not another movie about victims,' " he writes. But he went ahead and made Defiance anyway.
At the moment, five new films that touch on the Nazis' Final Solution — Defiance, The Reader, Good (which prompted TIME critic Richard Schickel to call for a moratorium), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Adam Resurrected — are in theaters. A sixth, Valkyrie with Tom Cruise, is a Holo-cousin: it details a 1944 plot by German officers to kill Hitler. Taylor notes that since the early 1990s, when Steven Spielberg was preparing his Oscar-winning Schindler's List, there have been 170 Holocaust movies. (The Internet Movie Database lists 429 titles on the subject.) It has become not just a topic but a genre, one that, at its most reductive, exploits the awful events of that chapter in history to badger viewers, intimidate critics, elicit easy tears and serve as a back-patting machine for serioso directors. The excesses of the genre have spawned derisive nicknames: Holo-kitsch (Art Spiegelman's term) and Holocaust porn (which Taylor cites).
Yet the enormity of the event, and its dreadful intimacy — not the long-range crime of missiles fired across borders or dropped from planes, but people leading other people to gas chambers — make it a compelling, nearly irresistible movie theme. "What a wonderful subject to explore in as many ways as possible," indie mogul Harvey Weinstein told the New York Post. "I hope our children get educated about the Holocaust, so it will be 'Never again.' " Death-camp literature is such a reliable attention getter that a few writers have invented memoirs. This week Berkley Books canceled publication of Angel at the Fence when its author, Herman Rosenblat, acknowledged that the story of meeting his wife at Buchenwald was not true. Nonetheless, a movie version of the book is going forward.
Reviewing Claude Lanzmann's 9 1/2–hour documentary Shoah in TIME in 1985, I asked, "Why is this holocaust different from all other holocausts? In raw nightmare numbers, the Nazi extermination of 6 million European Jews ranks below the Soviet Union's systematic starvation of the rebellious Ukraine in 1932-33 (10 million by Stalin's count) and Mao's catastrophic Great Leap Forward into prolonged famine in 1957-62 (at least 27 million). Uganda and Kampuchea have produced more recent evidence" — alas, the examples of Rwanda, Bosnia and Somalia could subsequently be added — "that Hitler's policy of mass murder as an instrument of statecraft was not unique.
"Yet the Final Solution remains the archetype of man's bestiality to man, and there are compelling reasons for this to be so. The villain: Hitler still seems the embodiment of melodramatic evil, a spellbinder sent from hell or central casting. The perpetrators: a civilized Western nation conceived the outrage of genocide and executed the plan with technological precision; if the Germans could do it, anyone could. The victims: the Jews, eternal outsiders, were traditionally treated by Christians with an uneasy mixture of envy and enmity. Here was the seed of ordinary anti-Semitism brought to rancid fruition."
Some Were Warriors
Zwick was especially rankled by the legacy of Jews as victims, as passive enablers of their own destruction. Thus his attraction for a film about the three elder Bielski brothers, who forged a community of refugee Jews in the Belorussian woods and fought off the soldiers hunting them down. They helped other Jews escape the Warsaw ghetto. The Bielskis' heroism saved about as many Jewish lives as the hero of Schindler's List did. And they were family, not a wealthy Gentile whose act of paternalist benevolence can be stretched to absolve a generation of "good Germans." The Bielski tale showed that not all Jews were victims. Some were warriors.
Israel rains fire on Gaza with phosphorus shells
The Times December 5, 2008
Sheera Frenkel in Jerusalem and Michael Evans, Defence Editor
Israel is believed to be using controversial white phosphorus shells to screen its assault on the heavily populated Gaza Strip yesterday. The weapon, used by British and US forces in Iraq, can cause horrific burns but is not illegal if used as a smokescreen.
As the Israeli army stormed to the edges of Gaza City and the Palestinian death toll topped 500, the tell-tale shells could be seen spreading tentacles of thick white smoke to cover the troops’ advance. “These explosions are fantastic looking, and produce a great deal of smoke that blinds the enemy so that our forces can move in,” said one Israeli security expert. Burning blobs of phosphorus would cause severe injuries to anyone caught beneath them and force would-be snipers or operators of remote-controlled booby traps to take cover. Israel admitted using white phosphorus during its 2006 war with Lebanon.
The use of the weapon in the Gaza Strip, one of the world’s mostly densely population areas, is likely to ignite yet more controversy over Israel’s offensive, in which more than 2,300 Palestinians have been wounded.
The Geneva Treaty of 1980 stipulates that white phosphorus should not be used as a weapon of war in civilian areas, but there is no blanket ban under international law on its use as a smokescreen or for illumination. However, Charles Heyman, a military expert and former major in the British Army, said: “If white phosphorus was deliberately fired at a crowd of people someone would end up in The Hague. White phosphorus is also a terror weapon. The descending blobs of phosphorus will burn when in contact with skin.”
The Israeli military last night denied using phosphorus, but refused to say what had been deployed. “Israel uses munitions that are allowed for under international law,” said Captain Ishai David, spokesman for the Israel Defence Forces. “We are pressing ahead with the second stage of operations, entering troops in the Gaza Strip to seize areas from which rockets are being launched into Israel.”
The civilian toll in the first 24 hours of the ground offensive — launched after a week of bombardment from air, land and sea— was at least 64 dead. Among those killed were five members of a family who died when an Israeli tank shell hit their car and a paramedic who died when a tank blasted his ambulance. Doctors at Gaza City’s main hospital said many women and children were among the dead and wounded.
The Israeli army also suffered its first fatality of the offensive when one of its soldiers was killed by mortar fire. More than 30 soldiers were wounded by mortars, mines and sniper fire.
Israel has brushed aside calls for a ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid into the besieged territory, where medical supplies are running short.
With increasingly angry anti-Israeli protests spreading around the world, Gordon Brown described the violence in Gaza as “a dangerous moment”.
White phosphorus: the smoke-screen chemical that can burn to the bone
— White phosphorus bursts into a deep-yellow flame when it is exposed to oxygen, producing a thick white smoke
— It is used as a smokescreen or for incendiary devices, but can also be deployed as an anti-personnel flame compound capable of causing potentially fatal burns
— Phosphorus burns are almost always second or third-degree because the particles do not stop burning on contact with skin until they have entirely disappeared — it is not unknown for them to reach the bone
— Geneva conventions ban the use of phosphorus as an offensive weapon against civilians, but its use as a smokescreen is not prohibited by international law
— Israel previously used white phosphorus during its war with Lebanon in 2006
— It has been used frequently by British and US forces in recent wars, notably during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Its use was criticised widely
— White phosphorus has the slang name “Willy Pete”, which dates from the First World War. It was commonly used in the Vietnam era
Source: Times archives
Don’t Call it Gaza, Its Palestine
By Hesham Tillawi, PhD, January 8, 2009
The ultimate Israeli objective in Southern Palestine is to create a neutralized “Gazan” regime that is geographically and politically separate from the regime in the West Bank. It has always been part of Israel’s strategy to split the Palestinian people into West Bankers and Gazans. Since the starting of the First Intifada in 1987 Israel looked for ways to split the cohesiveness of the Palestinian people. I doubt if at that time their intention was to create two geographically and politically separate groups of Palestinians, but it looks like Israel is about to harvest the fruits of many years of planting and replanting.
It was ironic that Israel and the United States would force the Palestinians with an ultimatum to hold elections at a time when the Palestinians did not even have a State, but yet ignored all the Arab States’ state of democracy. The election I am talking about is the one giving Hamas a majority of seats in the Palestinian Legislative Council, a product of the Oslo Agreement that Hamas opposed and yet to recognize. The United States and Israel ignored this fact at the time–why? Why didn’t they ask Hamas to sign the Oslo Agreement if it wants to enter the election which was based on the Oslo Agreement?
Incidentally, I remember Western Media as well as Arab Media talking about the two million dollars that the US was sending FATAH, the party of Mahmuod Abbas to use for campaigning at the same time that Hamas was getting millions of dollars from states that were friendly with Israel and others which were not, such as Iran. This fact was ignored by the media. On the contrary even Western Media was talking about the positive aspects of Hamas social programs, meaning schools and hospitals while at the same time “exposing” the “corruption” of FATAH ” fat cats”. Why?
America and Israel were aware of Hamas’ challenge to FATAH and did nothing to stop it. The Palestinians did not need to have an election at that time. If Israel and the US were so concerned about the Palestinian people they would have worked for the establishment of a Palestinian State and made sure that a friendly regime was in place. The ironic thing that the U.S. and Israel did was to “help” Hamas get into a power position and immediately they opposed it. They opposed a situation that they helped create. Why?
Hamas won the election on January 25, 2006, but in 2005 an Israeli General who warned that Hamas was arming the public to overthrow Fatah was reprimanded. Why would Hamas be allowed to arm itself and enter an election? Why?
On June 14 Hamas took over the control of Gaza after overthrowing Fatah leadership and security apparatus as Israel stood on the side line and watched as one of its main objectives was finally coming into reality, two separate Palestinian entities opposed to each other creating two regimes to mirror the two spectrums of the Arab regimes in the area. Israel could have stopped Hamas take over with one F-16 sortie or even an Apache, but chose not to. Why? With Hamas take over the Palestinians finally came around to exactly where Israel wanted them to be. Geographically, politically, socially, and otherwise different from their brethren in to the north.
Today, we see Western Media, Arab Media, Palestinian Media, World governments and their people including Arab Governments and their people calling it nothing but “Gaza” and the Palestinians there as “Gazans”. “FREE GAZA” we now say, not “free Palestine”. That is exactly what Israel wants, for the world to start calling that Palestinian territory, Gaza. Palestine is in Ramallah, Gaza is in Gaza. There are Palestinians, and there are Gazans, just like there are Iraqis and Kuwaitis, Syrians and Lebanese, Egyptians and Sudanese, etc etc… It looks like Strategy For Israel In the Nineteen Eighties also known as The Zionist Plan for The Middle East is finally reaching the Palestinians after visiting Iraq and Sudan.
Israel did not “get” Hamas all the way here to destroy it, no, but it wants to disarm it. just as the U.S did with Saddam and his scuds, Israel want all Hamas heavy guns destroyed for now, until the time comes when Hamas is no longer needed just like Saddam. In my opinion it is not in Israel’s favor to eliminate Hamas at this time, on the contrary, it is in its favor to allow Hamas to become a stronger political organization equally accepted in the Arab world as well as in the World just as another regime in the Middle East, like the Hashemites in Jordan, Ba’ath in Syria, Fatah in Ramallah. Its not Hamas rockets that Israel is after, but rather the wholesale liquidation of the Palestinian problem.
Does it have to happen like that? Of course not but it seems that all parties involved ,with no exceptions, find themselves in a position without any other alternatives but to continue with this separation. The ball is in the people’s court now. Maybe that is why Israel is targeting the people.
From: Andrew MacGregor firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Thursday, 8 January 2009 4:36 PM
Subject: RE: Don't call it Gaza, Its Palestine article by Hesham Tillawi
“The ironic thing that the U.S. and Israel did was to "help" Hamas get into a power position and immediately they opposed it. They opposed a situation that they helped create. Why?
Hamas won the election on January 25, 2006, but in 2005 an Israeli General who warned that Hamas was arming the public to overthrow Fatah was reprimanded. Why would Hamas be allowed to arm itself and enter an election? Why?
On June 14 Hamas took over the control of Gaza after overthrowing Fatah leadership and security apparatus as Israel stood on the side line and watched as one of its main objectives was finally coming into reality, two separate Palestinian entities opposed to each other creating two regimes to mirror the two spectrums of the Arab regimes in the area. Israel could have stopped Hamas take over with one F-16 sortie or even an Apache, but chose not to. Why? With Hamas take over the Palestinians finally came around to exactly where Israel wanted them to be. Geographically, politically, socially, and otherwise different from their brethren in to the north.” – Dr Hesham Tillawi.
Congratulations on taking the first step in a revealing journey into understanding ‘Terrorism’ and Counter-terrorism’.
If Israel permitted the formation of ‘Hamas’ into the sphere of Palestine, then there had to have been several reasons, the main reasons being ultra secret. It is my belief that certain people within ‘Hamas’ were controlled by Mossad.
The ‘Suicide bombers’ were from Hamas, but strangely enough, whenever Ariel Sharon needed a ‘suicide bomber’ he got one. Every time Sharon went to Washington, there was always a ‘suicide bomber’ to demonstrate Israel’s need to defend itself against the Palestinians. When Sharon went into a coma, the Palestinian ‘suicide bombers’ suddenly seemed to also die out. Why? If the ‘suicide bomber’ was a legitimate form of Palestinian resistance, then why was it that Hamas apparently, or at least according to Israeli media reports, was responsible for all of these attacks, and Israel blamed Arafat for failing to reign in Hamas and its suicide bombers?
Hamas was in fact doing exactly what Mossad and Israel required. It was allowing Israel to demonize the Palestinians.
But let’s go back further to another Palestinian ‘Terrorist’. Do you remember Abu Nidal (Sabri Banna)?
Nidal’s Fatah RC movement also competed with Arafat, and most Intelligence agencies considered Nidal to have been a Mossad operative. It is interesting to note that when Nidal retired he resided in Iraq and was shot and killed in August (I think) in 2002, just before the American invasion.
Rightio, are there any other similar ‘counter-terrorist’ moves that could be considered similar to Mossad running Hamas? Well yes there are.
M. Minnicino wrote an article called “Low Intensity Operations: The Reesian Theory of War” in ‘The Campaigner Vo. 7, No. 6 / April 1974.
Low Intensity Operations is another name for ‘Politically Motivated Violence’ which is another name for ‘Terrorism’.
Another author who mentions similar counter terrorist moves is Webster G. Tarpley, whose book Synthetic Terrorism, made in the USA also mentions false flag operations dating back to 1608. Both authors have had connections with the La Rouche movement, which to me simply means that they were educated outside of the normal system.
M. Minnicino’s article mentions ‘The Reesian Theory of War. ‘Reesian’ refers to General John Rawlings Rees who took control of ‘The Tavistock Institute in the 1920s and developed a psychological form of warfare which was used by the British including the SOE and OSS, which then created its own Tavistock called ‘The Rand Corporation’.
Minnicino also mentions the use of the Reesian theory in setting up the Malayan Emergency and the Mau Mau campaign in Kenya after WW Two. The main British Army Officer involved with the Mau Mau campaign was Brigadier Frank Kitson, who was later to advise the Americans in regard to the Vietnam War in the early 1960s. After that Kitson moved to Ireland.
In the late 1960s the IRA had decided to go political and to stop using violence. To counteract this move away from violence, a new terror group was created, the ‘Provisional IRA’.
The London bombings, the Ireland bombings, the assassination of Lord Mountbatten, the targeting of a Birmingham Hotel where PM M Thatcher was due to hold a parliamentary meeting were just some of the ‘Provo’s” accomplishments.
There were some fierce fights between the IRA ‘Provos’ and the British SAS, with the SAS trying to infiltrate the IRA and any SAS member caught by the ‘Provos’ was immediately executed. This was much the same with any Mossad member caught trying to infiltrate into Nidal’s Fatah movement.
Part of the Reesian theory of warfare is quite simple to explain. Where there is a perceived problem say with insurgency, Rees would start his own insurgency movement. If the locals had already started an insurgency movement then Rees would have his people infiltrate the movement and take it over.
If the insurgency movement was too strong to be taken over, then they would start their own ‘insurgency movement’.
It was this third move that was carried out against the IRA. It was the same against Arafat’s movement, where Abu Nidal, tried to take over movement, but then had to start his own ‘Fatah’ movement. After Nidal was no longer useful, then Hamas was ‘permitted’ to start up in opposition to Arafat.
Again when we look at the 911 movement, it becomes extremely difficult to pick the genuine person from the ‘government run spook’.
And 911 is not the only movement that these people try to move in and take control. Any movement today that the government fears will attract what one person called the ‘white-ants’, the government sponsored people who move in, take over and destroy.
Now this is only part of ‘our’ problem. We have to find a way of overcoming the Reesian style of warfare. I haven’t been able to find that answer as yet.
Andrew S. MacGregor
The hysteria that dare not speak its name
Wednesday, 7th January 2009
A video clip has been doing the rounds on the net, apparently first surfacing on LiveLeak, purporting to show the horrific aftermath of an Israeli air strike on civilians in Gaza. Apparently as the result of an alert blog poster, it was suddenly realised however that this amateur footage showed nothing of the sort. It actually showed the horrific aftermath of an accidental explosion in 2005 of a pick-up truck loaded with Hamas rockets (destined for the attempted murder of Israelis) at a rally in Jabaliya refugee camp, in which about 15 Gazans were killed and dozens wounded. Oh dear. Various anti-Israel websites who had leapt with enthusiasm on this apparent evidence of Israeli perfidy were forced to acknowledge they had been had.
But now just look who also fell into the trap: France 2, the French national broadcasting station which transmitted the Mohammed al Durah staged ‘Pallywood’ blood libel (which I wrote about here) and has never acknowledged or apologised for that most grievous mistake. It appears that France 2 transmitted the 2005 Jabaliyah truck explosion as evidence of an Israeli strike on civilians on January 1, for which it has now made a formal apology to viewers in its news broadcast.
‘It is an error on our behalf. There was an internal malfunction in the checking of information,’ a France 2 executive told AFP.
It would be nice if it now apologised for the ‘internal malfunction’ of the al Durah libel, which led directly to the murder of untold numbers of people around the world.
Meanwhile, as hysteria against Israel is whipped up to incendiary levels of derangement and Hamas calls for Jewish children around the world to be murdered, attacks on Jews around Europe are unsurprisingly rising. There have been attacks on synagogues in Toulouse, Toulon, Metz and Charleroi, on a Jewish school in Brussels, on cars and shops belonging to Jews in France, Brussels and Antwerp and on a teenage Jewish girl in Paris. In London there was an arson attack on a synagogue, a Jewish motorist was pulled from his car and punched and a gang of youths chanted anti-Jewish slogans as they tried to enter restaurants and shops in Golders Green.
Of course, Jews in Britain and elsewhere in Europe have long had to be guarded at every communal event, and their children educated behind barbed wire, because of the risk of anti-Jewish attack. What people either fail to grasp or refuse to accept is that Jew-hatred is not an incidental by–product of the Arab-Israel dispute. It is the fundamental reason why there is an Arab-Israel dispute in the first place. Jew-hatred drives the global jihad because of a theologically-based hatred of the Jews who Islamists regard, dementedly, as a cosmic stain to be erased from the earth.
This is explicitly set out in the Hamas charter. A propos, the Mumbai terrorists have now revealed that the attack on the ultra-orthodox Chabad house was not, as so many assumed, a rogue inclusion in the atrocity but the prime focus of the attack to send a message to Jews around the world. And at the ugly and chilling anti-Israel demonstrations that have been taking place, the Jew-hatred has been on open display. As Jeff Jacoby writes in the Boston Globe,European-style open incitement to hatred by ranting Islamists and fellow-travellers has now been seen even on the streets of Lauderdale, Florida:
Demonstrators chanted ‘Nuke, nuke Israel!’ and carried placards accusing Israel of ‘ethnic cleansing’ and bearing such messages as: ‘Did Israel take notes during the Holocaust? Happy Hanukkah.’ To the dozen or so supporters of Israel gathered across the street, one demonstrator shouted: ‘Murderers! Go back to the ovens! You need a big oven.’ The Arab-Israeli conflict induces strong passions, and the line that separates legitimate disapproval of Israel from antisemitism may not always be obvious. But it's safe to assume the line has been crossed when you hear someone urging Jews ‘back to the ovens.’
You can see that demonstration on this video. It shows that in the west we’re now into something very ugly and frightening indeed. And the fact that we’re apparently not allowed to call this by its proper name of Jew-hatred, without provoking the sneering, snarling animosity that you will find accompanying the Israel-bashing even on some of the threads on this blog, is a chilling indication of how the madness that Israel is so desperately trying to combat in the hell-hole of Gaza is gradually poisoning and paralysing Europe and now America, too.
Bodies of 1,800 WWII Germans found in Poland mass grave
Construction workers made a grisly discovery in the Polish town of Malbork when they uncovered a Second World War mass grave containing the bodies of 1,800 German civilians.
A worker looks for more human remains.
The first skeletons had been found at the site in Poland in October, but yesterday the Public Prosecutor’s Office revealed that the body count now totals 1,800.
“[The grave includes] the remains of women, men and children,” public prosecutor Waldemar Zduniak said. “Some of the corpses display signs of bullet wounds.”
Bernard Jesionowski of the Malbork Museum told the Polish PAP press agency: ““It could have something to with the German civilians who were killed during fighting between German and Russian troops at the beginning of 1945.”
The WWII German military authorities had told the civilian population to leave the city at the end of 1944, but several thousand inhabitants remained.
Their fate is so far unknown, according to Jesionowski – but the mystery may now have been solved.
German Trial Of Former SS Member Collapses
Berlin: Boere was captured by U.S. forces in the Netherlands after World War Two and confessed to killing the Dutch civilians.
The planned trial of an 87-year-old former SS member who confessed to killing three Dutch civilians collapsed on Wednesday, after the court decided he was unfit to stand trial for health reasons. Heinrich Boere was due to be tried in Aachen early this year in what would have been one of Germany's last Nazi war crimes trials, but the court in the western city said a medical examination had found his health was too poor to stand trial. "The defendant is not in a position to attend the trial as the accused due to a number of significant health problems," the Aachen court said in a statement.
Boere was captured by U.S. forces in the Netherlands after World War Two and confessed to killing the Dutch civilians as a member of an SS hit squad targeting anti-Nazi fighters. He then escaped and fled to Germany, before being sentenced to death in absentia in the Netherlands in 1949. Germany refused a 1980 Dutch extradition request because of complications over Boere's citizenship and other previous efforts to convict him in Germany had also failed.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center, which is hunting for hundreds of suspected Nazis, lists Boere as one of the top 10 Nazi criminals still at large. Efraim Zuroff, director of the Israel office of the Center, expressed deep frustration at the decision and criticised the German justice system for this and other cases. "The case of Boere is a typical example for the failings of the German justice system in the prosecution of Nazi criminals," he said. "If his case had received the right attention at the right time, he would have been in jail long before he could escape justice on health grounds."http://www.javno.com/en/world/clanak.php?id=221805
Vatican-Israel Ties Tense Over Camp Comment
Israel criticized Cardinal Renato Martino as the pope delivered a speech to diplomats in which he spoke out against the use of violence. Relations between the Vatican and Israel grew tense on Thursday when the Jewish state condemned an aide to Pope Benedict for calling Gaza "a big concentration camp". Israel criticized Cardinal Renato Martino as the pope delivered a speech to diplomats in which he spoke out against the use of violence by both Israel and Hamas Islamists in Gaza.
On Wednesday, Martino, president of the Vatican's Council for Justice and Peace, delivered the Vatican's toughest criticism of Israel since its offensive in the Palestinian-ruled enclave, calling Gaza a "big concentration camp".
"We are astounded to hear from a spiritual dignitary words that are so far removed from truth and dignity," Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor told Reuters. "The vocabulary of Hamas propaganda, coming from a member of the College of Cardinals, is a shocking and disappointing phenomenon," he said.
The row over Martino's remark as well as Israel's bombing of Gaza have cast a shadow over negotiations for the pope to visit the Holy Land in May, a trip some diplomats say is now in doubt. The exchange of accusations heated up as the pope delivered his yearly "state of the world" speech to diplomats in which he seemed at pains to be even-handed following the furore over Martino's remarks.
POPE CONDEMNS VIOLENCE ON ALL SIDES
The pontiff lamented "a renewed outbreak of violence provoking immense damage and suffering for the civilian population" in Gaza and Israel and urged "the rejection of hatred, acts of provocation and the use of arms. Violence, wherever it comes from and whatever form it takes, must be firmly condemned".
More than 660 Palestinians have been killed since Israel started bombarding Gaza on Dec. 27 with the aim of halting Hamas rocket attacks. Eleven Israeli soldiers have died and three Israeli civilians have been killed since the offensive began.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center also denounced Martino and compared him to a Holocaust denier. "These remarks are untrue, distort the memory of the Holocaust and are only used against Israel by terrorist organizations and Holocaust deniers," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean of the center.
In a follow-up interview in Italy's La Repubblica newspaper on Thursday, Martino defended his comments, saying the people of Gaza "are surrounded by a wall that is difficult to breach, in conditions that go against human dignity". Martino said "certainly, the rockets of Hamas are not confetti. I condemn them" but forcefully criticised Israel for an attack on a U.N. school.
Friday January 9, 2009
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*Red Cross accuses Israel over 'shocking' Gaza casualties*
The Red Cross has accused the Israeli army of hindering its rescue teams in Gaza after four children were found huddled next to their dead mothers in the wreckage of a shell-battered Gaza City neighbourhoood.
In a scathing statement, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) accused the Israeli army of failing to meet its obligation under international humanitarian law to care for and evacuate the wounded.
The Red Cross said its rescue teams had been refused access to the Zeitun neighbourhood for four days.
The delay in allowing access to rescuers was "unacceptable," the ICRC said.
When the rescue team, which included members of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, was allowed into the area, it found four small children next to their dead mothers in one of the houses.
They were too weak to stand up on their own. "One man was also found alive, too weak to stand up. In all there were at least 12 corpses lying on mattresses," the ICRC said. Fifteen survivors, several of them wounded, were found in one house.
"This is a shocking incident," said Pierre Wettach, who heads the ICRC's delegation for Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Israel says the team could not go in because of fighting in the area, and that it does coordinate with aid agencies.
But it is coming under increasing international pressure over the civilian situation in the territory.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has suspended its work in Gaza after one of its aid convoys was shelled by Israeli forces. "UNRWA decided to suspend all its operations in the Gaza Strip because of the increasing hostile actions against its premises and personnel," Adnan Abu Hasna, a Gaza-based UNRWA spokesman said.
Mr Hasna did not say how long the suspension would last. "A convoy going towards Erez came under fire, according to the contractor," said the UNRWA's Chris Gunness. "Two tank shells impacted near a forklift, and one person was killed," he said. "The forklift trucks had been contracted to pick up UN goods," he said, adding that the convoy had been coordinated with the Israeli military.
The Israeli army said it was investigating.
*UK bank cuts rates to record low*
The Bank of England has cut interest rates to 1.5 per cent, the lowest level in its 315-year history, as it continues efforts to aid an economic recovery.
"The committee judged that, looking through the volatility in inflation... there remained a significant risk of undershooting the... inflation target in the medium term at the existing level of Bank Rate," the bank said in a statement.
"Accordingly, the committee concluded that a further reduction in Bank Rate of 0.5 percentage points to 1.5 percent was necessary to meet the target in the medium term." The half-percentage point reduction brings interest rates below 2 per cent for the first time since the Bank of England was founded in 1694. "Faced with increasingly dismal economic news the Bank has decided that record low interest rates are necessary to wrestle the economy from the throes of recession," Martin Slaney, head of derivatives at GFT, said following the decision.
"The size of the cut was widely expected and reflects the sheer glut of bad news across the board, from the housing market to manufacturing, services and on the high street.
"Despite the historical nature of the Bank's move, it is increasingly apparent that rate cuts alone may not be enough if they do not stimulate lending. We are now in uncharted economic territory."
However the manufacturers' association EEF says the move is too timid, and that the bank should have cut rates further.
The bank has now reduced rates four times from October's 5 per cent level.
*Elders called in to calm Sydney 'ghetto'*
A community meeting will be held in the Sydney suburb of Rosemeadow today in an attempt to ease the tensions that saw a housing estate erupt into violence earlier this week.
So far, a total of 13 people have been arrested over the brawl, which involved up to 100 people and left two people with gunshot wounds and four others stabbed.
Two teenagers and three men are the latest to be charged.
Among them, a 21-year-old Claymore man who allegedly abused and spat at journalists as they waited outside Campbelltown Local Court yesterday. He has also been charged with seven counts of common assault for his involvement in the brawl. All five were refused bail and will face court today.
Police maintained a heavy presence in Rosemeadow overnight.
Aboriginal elder Uncle Ivan Wellington and a Pacific Islander elder John Thiu Foo will join the Campbelltown Local Area Commander at a media conference at 11:00am (AEDT) to urge locals to cooperate with police.
Father Chris Riley from Youth Off the Streets says he warned police a year ago the area would become a flashpoint.
"We ghetto them, rather than they ghetto themselves. We push them away from us and we can only beat up on people for so long," he said. "I've certainly highlighted this as a problem in Rosemeadow for the last 12 months. I've made two approaches to high-level police officers, saying there's an issue here and we need to deal with it and that hasn't been taken up."
*Luxury liner in sea rescue drama*
Authorities say there was no danger in an operation to rescue a sick person from a luxury liner off Tasmania's East Coast yesterday afternoon.
The police rescue helicopter was called to the Diamond Princess, north east of St Helens, to pick up an elderly woman who fell ill.
The helicopter hovered over the ship for nearly an hour as the woman was winched aboard. She was flown to the Launceston General Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Michael Preshaw, from Tasmania Search and Rescue, says an accident was very unlikely. "What we did certainly wasn't dangerous, it was technically difficult becuase the boats doing 25 knots so we had to match the boat's speed which isn't easy, it's difficult but not dangerous, but the woman had to come off," he said.
*Rising childhood obesity a 'myth': study*
Research has challenged the perception that the rate of childhood obesity is increasing. A study by the University of South Australia has compared data from the most recent national survey of children's nutrition and physical activity to the previous one in 1995. It has found that obesity rates among children levelled off in the late 1990s and have been steady since. Professor Tim Olds, from Uni SA, says one in five children is still battling with weight issues, but that is no greater than a decade ago. "If you had a look at the data until certainly the early 2000s and you put them all together, it really did look as if things were increasing exponentially - there was a runaway increase in overweight (sic) and obesity," he said. "So it's not that these people misinterpreted the data, it's just that recent data has shown a change in the pattern."
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