Some twelve years or so- a no fly zone was over Iraq- how the hell was Saddam supposed to be doing anything under such conditions?
THE DANGER OF ZOG IN THE WESTERN WORLD!
August 2, 2009 7:34 AM
Israel To U.S.: Don’t Delay Iraq Attack
Dan Collins .
(CBS) Israel is urging U.S. officials not to delay a military strike against Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, an aide to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Friday.
Israeli intelligence officials have gathered evidence that Iraq is speeding up efforts to produce biological and chemical weapons, said Sharon aide Ranaan Gissin.
“Any postponement of an attack on Iraq at this stage will serve no purpose,” Gissin said. “It will only give him (Saddam) more of an opportunity to accelerate his program of weapons of mass destruction.”
The United States has been considering a military campaign against Iraq to remove Saddam from power, listing him as one of the world’s main terrorist regimes. However, there is considerable world opposition to a U.S. strike.
As evidence of Iraq’s weapons building activities, Israel points to an order Saddam gave to Iraq’s Atomic Energy Commission last week to speed up its work, Gissin said.
“Saddam’s going to be able to reach a point where these weapons will be operational,” he said.
Meanwhile, Iraq told the United Nations on Friday that it will continue to discuss the return of U.N. weapons inspectors, but it insisted on conditions that Secretary-General Kofi Annan has already rejected.
In a 10-page letter to Annan, Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri reaffirmed an Iraqi offer to hold a round of technical negotiations but he insisted they focus on outstanding issues related to Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction as well as “practical arrangements for the return of the inspection system in the future.”
Sabri was replying to a letter from Annan that rejected Iraq’s proposal to have chief weapons inspector Hans Blix and Iraqi experts determine outstanding disarmament issues of mass destruction and figure out how to resolve them before inspectors return to the country.
Also on Friday, President Bush said he knows there are “very intelligent people” who doubt the wisdom of attacking Iraq.
But he says Saddam Hussein is “thumbing his nose at the world” — and must be ousted.
Speaking to reporters near his Texas ranch, the president vowed to make his own decision — based on the best intelligence available.
Gissin also said Israel was not seeking to dictate the timing of a U.S. military campaign but said that, faced with the threat of one, Saddam was fast developing weapons.
While the Israeli government backs U.S. action against Iraq, there is also concern in Israel that in response, Iraq would launch missile attacks against Tel Aviv and other cities in Israel.
During the 1991 Gulf War, in which U.S.-led forces pushed back an Iraqi invasion of neighboring Kuwait, Iraq hit Israel with 39 Scud missiles — none of them with chemical or biological warheads — causing few casualties but extensive damage.
In an interview published Friday, Ben-Eliezer told the daily Yediot Ahronot that Israel would surely become a target during such a conflict and would consider retaliation in coordination with U.S. forces.
“We will be one of the main targets,” he told the newspaper. “What I told the Americans, and I repeat it: ‘Don’t expect us to continue to live with the process of restraint. If they hit us, we reserve the right of response.'”
Iraq has few chemical and biological weapons, Ben-Eliezer said. “We are taking this into account and we are prepared. But we are so far away from this right now that all this hysteria is simply unnecessary,” he said.
HAD WE A FREE MEDIA- WE’D HAVE KNOWN ALL THIS BEFORE BAGDAD WAS BOMBED WITHOUT MERCY- BEFORE NEARLY 200 BRITISH LADS WERE SACRIFICED AGAIN- BUT NOT FOR BRITAIN!!
Cheney Admits US will attack Iraq ‘for Israel’s sake’
ARAB LEADERS COWER IN FEAR AS U.S./ISRAEL PREPARE ONSLAUGHTS
Truly Naked Arab Emperors Gather in Beirut 20 Years After
MID-EAST REALITIES – http://www.MiddleEast.Org – Washington – 3/22/2002: While the mostly co-opted and cowardly “Arab leaders” — the Arab “client regimes” — fly their lavish private jets into Beirut 20 years after the Israelis besieged the city, destroyed the country, and attempted at great cost to bring Lebanon under their and American domination; the same Americans and Israelis are preparing the next wars of domination and the same “Arab leaders” are powerful and spineless to dare assert themselves.
The New York Times-blessed “Saudi Plan” is little more than warmed over Arab summit gesticulation that goes way back to the “Fahd Plan” and a previous Arab summit now 20 years faded. It was meant as little more than a pretense and a pacifier than, just as it is now.
Back then the same discredited “Arab leaders” said and “did” pretty much the same thing as they for the umpteenth time are doing now, endorsing the same old U.N. Security Council Resolution 242 that Israel defies more and more with each passing year. Just as today in coming to the real defense of the Palestinians they actually did the same nothing then about Israel’s invasion of Lebanon — which then went on to lead to an 18-year occupation that only recently ended; here too no thanks to the “Arab leaders” who are today even more impotent, more fractured, more co-opted, and more corrupt than was the case then — and that’s saying something!
Rather transparently at this point — but you’d never know it from the American or Arab establishment media — the Americans are saying one thing about “peace” and “plans” in public while feverishly preparing for a major war in private. The very fact that a Marine General is the “peace negotiator”, a former Pentagon Chairman is the “Secretary of State”, and the CIA Director is the “plan author” should give the media a few hints; but most of them are pretty thick-headed and self-serving as well. For some corrective analysis just read and ponder the two articles that follow — but don’t expect to learn the same on CNN, the news network you “really cannot count on”.
Furthermore, the Arab “client regimes” are well aware of this basic situation. It’s just that after so many years of mindless mediocrity, incestuous interconnections, glutinous money corruption, and political impotence, they not only know not what to do they don’t even have the capacity to fully appreciate what is really happening while they tremble in fear from actually doing anything that could bring on them some of the American/Israeli wrath.
And so the “Arab leaders” continue to hide behind cheap slogans, expensive public relations campaigns, CIA “assistance”, a largely bought-and-paid-for media, with heightened desperate hopes they won’t be exposed as the Emperors without clothes or dignity they truly are.
CHENEY SAYS U.S. WILL ATTACK IRAQ “FOR ISRAEL’S SAKE”
US vice-President Dick Cheney reportedly told Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that the U.S. was planning to attack Iraq ‘first and foremost for Israel’s sake.’
According to Israeli sources quoted by Israeli state-run radio Wednesday, Cheney asked Sharon to ‘tone down’ the confrontation with the Palestinians so as not to disrupt or disturb American plans vis-a-vis Iraq.
The sources quoted Cheney as saying that he expected President Bush to decide to attack Iraq in spite of widespread opposition in the Arab world.
Sharon said publicly Tuesday that Israel would bless wholeheartedly any American attack on Iraq, telling Cheney that the US ‘can always count on us.’
Israeli press reported this week that Sharon was hoping that a decisive American onslaught against Iraq would demoralize the Palestinians and force them to concede defeat and put an end to the intifada.
However, Cheney and Sharon reportedly agreed to keep coordination and cooperation on Iraq behind the curtain in order not to embarrass pro-American puppet Arab regimes.
Cheney arrived in Ankara Tuesday on an 11-nation visit to the Middle East and Britain that many have said was aimed at drumming up support for a possible campaign to overthrow President Saddam.
Turkish leaders have repeatedly voiced opposition to any action against their southern neighbor.
‘There is no question of any military action against Iraq in the foreseeable future,’ Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit told reporters after meeting with Cheney. Ankara, the Turkish capital, was the last stop on Cheney’s tour.
Cheney said in occupied Jerusalem earlier Tuesday that no decision had yet been made on whether to attack Iraq.
Turkish police tightened security in downtown Ankara hours before Cheney’s arrival and detained 80 people for lack of proper identification, the Anatolia news agency reported. A few hundred people from trade unions and small left-wing parties protested Cheney’s visit, shouting anti-US slogans.
Local reports said the Turkish leaders would tell Cheney that Turkey would not contribute any troops to a possible US campaign against Iraq. However, Turkey would discuss providing logistical support, such as the use of its air bases, the reports said.
Turkey, a close US and Israeli ally, has strongly supported Washington’s anti-terror campaign in Afghanistan.
Turkey was a staging point for US attacks during the Gulf War and US planes are already based in Turkey’s southern Incirlik air base from which they patrol a no-fly zone over northern Iraq.
But Turkey fears that a war in Iraq could further destabilise the region, devastate its fragile economy, and lead to the creation of a separate Kurdish state in northern Iraq that could in turn encourage similar ambitions among Turkey’s 12 million Kurds.
Iraqi Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani also arrived in Ankara for talks Tuesday. Talabani was not expected to meet with Cheney, but in a previous visit the Kurdish leader said he opposed a direct US intervention in Iraq. [IAP News – 20 March 2002]
NOT MADNESS, A POLICY
Sharon believes in a greater Israel, and
the only way to accomplish this objective
is through an all out war.
There is no longer any room for doubt:
violence begets violence. And it is within
this macabre context that one must interpret
Sharon’s decision to employ more force.
‘We must first strike the Palestinians a heavy blow, before we can begin negotiating peace,’ Prime Minister Sharon said on March 4th, only a few hours after Israeli security forces killed 17 Palestinians, 5 of them children. One of the adult fatalities was a 55-year-old woman from Jenin; another was Dr. Sliman Khalil, who was slain while evacuating the injured from a nearby refugee camp.
The evening before these recent killings, I went to a peace rally to protest the Israeli military infiltration into two refugee camps, where an additional 24 Palestinians had been shot dead. As I was walking from my car towards the Prime Minister’s house, the sound of a loud explosion reverberated through the Jerusalem night.
The ensuing echo of ambulance sirens left little doubt in my mind about what had happened. An hour later, while standing with a peace sign in hand, my mother called the cell phone to check whether I was all right; she told me that a suicide bomber had exploded himself outside a synagogue, killing ten guests who had been celebrating a Bar-Mitzvah.
There is no longer any room for doubt: violence begets violence. And it is within this macabre context that one must interpret Sharon’s decision to employ more force.
Sharon, to be sure, is not mad. Yet, he realizes that in the past few days 31 Jews and 52 Palestinians have been killed, joining the over one thousand people — many of them children — who have died since the second Intifada erupted in September 2000. At this juncture, then, there are only a few ways to make sense of Sharon’s sanguine logic.
Sharon’s declaration, which has been rapidly translated into policy, will surely guarantee one thing — more blood will be spilled. But why, one might ask, does he want to escalate the violence?
The answer is straightforward. Sharon believes in a greater Israel, and the only way to accomplish this objective is through an all out war. For if enough Jewish blood is shed, Sharon might in fact gain the legitimacy needed to embark on such a campaign.
1948 appears to be Sharon’s historical reference point. During that war, the fledgling Israeli government decided to ensure a Jewish majority within what would become Israel. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians either fled or were evicted by force from their homes, thus creating the Palestinian refugee problem. The Palestinians accordingly refer to Israel’s War of Independence as Nakbah, or ‘the catastrophe.’
Currently, there are about 200,000 Jewish settlers living on occupied land amongst three million Palestinians. One solution to the crisis would be to dismantle all the Jewish settlements, bring the settlers back home, and establish a Palestinian state within the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, with East Jerusalem as its capital. This solution, however, is antithetical to Sharon’s expansionist aspirations. It is thus becoming more and more apparent that Sharon is actually interested in creating a situation whereby he can expel hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their land. In order to do so, he needs a war. 5 March 2002
* Neve Gordon is a well-known Israeli commentator
GIVING BULLETS FOR OTHER PEOPLE TO FIRE!
NOTE THE COUNTRIES!
Sharon Says US Should Also Disarm Iran, Libya and Syria
By Jim Scanlon
(The above headline appeared in the English version of the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz on Feb. 18, 2003. The statements attributed to Mr. Sharon below do not appear to have been reported in the US media.)
The Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon told US Congressmen visiting Israel that Iran, Libya and Syria are irresponsible states and should be stripped of weapons of mass destruction after Iraq. Sharon was also reported to have met with US Undersecretary of State John Bolton to whom he expressed his concerns about the security threat posed by Iran and how important it is for America to deal with Iran even while attention is focused on Iraq.
No Doubt America Will Attack Iraq
Bolton, who is Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security told Israeli officials he had no doubt America would attack Iraq and that it would be necessary to deal with the threats from Syria, Iran and North Korea.
Bolton was reportedly in Israel for meetings on preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction which seems strange in that Israel whose leaders have consistently refused to sign the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, deliberately deceived US nuclear power plant inspectors during the 1960s, hijacked a French cargo ship laden with uranium ore and secretly developed, not only a large nuclear arsenal, but also the means to accurately deliver nuclear warheads anywhere in Asia, Africa and Europe.
Bolton also met with Foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Housing Construction Minister Nathan Sharansky, both of whom are advocates of expanded settlements, or colonization of the occupied West Bank territories (Judea and Samaria). Sharansky is reported to have “warned” Bolton that the so called “Quartet” powers (US, UN. the European Union and Russia) plan for Israelis and Palestinians “deviated from President Bush’s vision.”
State Department officials usually inform foreign governments of US policy with which they can agree or disagree, so it is difficult to understand the meaning of Sharansky’s “warning” to a high US State Department official, other than that US and Israeli interests are extraordinarily intertwined and dysfunctional.
Who Is John Bolton?
John Bolton is a former vice president of the American Enterprise Institute a conservative or right wing organization. He had close ties with Senator Jesse Helms and held positions in the Reagan and Bush the Father administrations. He is on record as anti-UN, in opposition to the Anti Ballistics Missile Treaty, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, against “normal” relations with North Korea and against the International Criminal Court, all high qualifications for a Bush Cheney appointee and an emissary to the Likud government of Israel.
This Small and Insignificant Nation.
Recently Israeli officials reacted with unusual outrage to a ruling by Belgium’s highest court that Ariel Sharon could be tried for genocide and war crimes which occurred during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 when Sharon was Defense Minister. The Belgian law allowing for universal indictment for war crimes is separate from the war crimes trials that are taking place in the Hague in the Netherlands. It was enacted in 1993 after 10 Belgian paratroopers were killed in Rwanda.
Foreign Minister Netanyahu was quoted in the NY Times stating, “We in Israel and the Jewish people as a whole have had enough of blood libels on the soil of Europe and we are going to fight this one…” While Mr. Sharon made no statement on his possible indictment when he leaves office, Israel’s president was reported to have written a “severe letter” to King Albert II and Israel’s Justice Minister referred to Belgium as, “This small and insignificant nation.”
The Times also reported that “several Israeli officials” said “Israel might work to block new Belgian efforts to increase American investment,” certainly a threatening statement, which, whether real or imagined, illustrates an attitude of unlimited influence on American policy makers and a complete disregard for diplomatic appearances.
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THE MOSSAD AND US GOVERNMENT 9-11 ATTACK- BROUGHT ABOUT THE DESIRED WARS AND THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR- ALL TOTALITARIAN GOVERNMENTS HAVE USED FEAR TO CONTROL THEIR OWN PEOPLES-…..EXACTLY AS WE SEE THE ZOG DOING ACROSS THE WESTERN WORLD!
BBC RADIO 4 INTERVIEWED THE TORY MINISTERS THAT WERE TO REBEL IN CAMERON, CLEGG, MILIBAND THREE LINE WHIP…..THE VOICES OF ACTORS WERE USED- SUCH IS THE FEAR!!
CALL IT WHAT IT IS…ONLY 111 MPs HAD THE BALLS TO DEFY COMRADE CAMEROOOON…….THE REST FOLLOWED LIKE THE SHEEP THAT THEY ARE- PROVING THEY DON’T WORK FOR YOU OR BRITAIN! 79 WERE TORIES- NOT MANY LEFT WITH BALLS IS THERE?
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