21/12 Britain May Be a Christian Country…

Dec 21st

Britain May Be a Christian Country…

But its government marches to the beat of another drum
by Stuart Littlewood

Prime minister David Cameron has told Britain: “We are a Christian country and we should not be afraid to say so.”

He was speaking on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the King James version of the Bible which, he said, had helped to give Britain a set of values and morals that make us what we are today.

And Cameron doesn’t accept the argument about the church not getting involved in politics. “To me, Christianity, faith, religion, the Church and the Bible are all inherently involved in politics because so many political questions are moral questions.”

True, but can our churchmen ‘do politics’? They perpetually fail to get a result even on the Church’s ‘home turf’, the Holy Land.

It’s painful to be reminded that while Israel was planning its murderous 3-week assault on the people of Gaza (including the Christian community there), which it launched three Christmases ago, the Archbishop of Canterbury was visiting the former Nazi camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland with the Chief Rabbi to show joint solidarity against genocide.

“This is a pilgrimage not to a holy place but to a place of utter profanity,” he announced. “How shall we be able to read the signs… that evil is gathering force once again?”

He needed to look no further than the prison camp that the Holy Land has been turned into by the never-ending Israeli occupation. Couldn’t he sniff the stench of profanity besieging the Gaza Strip which, some claim, Israel uses as a warfare laboratory? Hasn’t he noticed a strong whiff of evil in the judaisation of Jerusalem and the expulsion of its non-Jewish citizens?

And when the Archbishop visited the Holy Land in 2010 the Israelis prevented him seeing the horrors their thugs had inflicted on Gaza and obstructed him in his Christian mission there. But he still fraternised with their rabbinate and their President, and paid homage to Yad Vashem and the Holocaust, thus appearing to legitimise the blockade, the persecution of Muslim and Christian communities and Israel’s contempt for international law and human rights.

The Pope fell for the same propaganda trick.

The Church clearly needs the mother of all shake-ups before it’ll be capable of rolling up its sleeves and getting political.

Our not-so-Christian government

Britain as a country may still be Christian but what about its government? Mr Cameron describes himself as a “committed” Christian but only a “vaguely practising” one. What does that mean? Are Christian principles getting in his way?

Or is he sending a coded message of comfort to friends in Tel Aviv and Washington?

For Cameron also claims to be a Zionist.

He voted enthusiastically for the Iraq war, an irresponsible and un-Christian thing to do based on neo-con lies. And look what it has cost in lives and wholesale destruction. Now he and foreign secretary William Hague are upping sanctions designed to cripple the Iranian economy and bring misery to that country’s civilian population. Shades of Iraq… sadistic action once again based on mere suspicion of wrongdoing, not actual proof. Is this proper behaviour for even the “vaguest” of Christians?

The political baggage Cameron has brought with him includes a foreign secretary who has been a member of Conservative Friends of Israel since his teenage years and a minister for Middle East affairs who’s a former officer of that same fan club.

His defence secretary Liam Fox, now departed in disgrace, was dubbed “a champion of Israel within the government”. He famously said: “In the battle for the values that we stand for, for democracy against theocracy, for democratic liberal values against repression – Israel’s enemies are our enemies…”

How can it be right for Ministers of the Crown to make such ludicrous commitments to a belligerent foreign power that continually defies international and humanitarian law and, I hear, shoots children for amusement – according to a horrifying article by surgeon David Halpin, ‘The methodical shooting of boys at work in Gaza by snipers of the Israeli Occupation Force’? http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=22879

When Cameron became Conservative leader he proclaimed: “You need to know that if I become Prime Minister, Israel has a friend who will never turn his back on Israel.” And once in Downing Street he pledged: “In me, you have a Prime Minister whose belief in Israel is indestructible…I want to be clear, we will always support Israel…”

Supporting Israel means, of course, endorsing the regime’s lawlessness and criminal ambitions. Is that an option for a real Christian? And when will Mr Cameron have time to concentrate on Britain’s best interests in the Middle East, which is the job he was elected for?

Furthermore Britain, like all other countries that think themselves civilised, is under a solemn international obligation to make sure there’s no hiding place for the world’s vilest criminals. It’s a responsibility no Christian should shirk. However, when Tzipi Livni, who was responsible for mounting Operation Cast Lead and for the 1,400 deaths that followed, complained that a warrant had been issued for her arrest in London, Cameron and Hague immediately mangled our Universal Jurisdiction laws to create a safe haven for her and other Israelis wanted for crimes against humanity.

Having ensured that Madam Livni could safely go shopping in Bond Street, the devoted Mr Hague said: “The UK is committed to upholding international justice and all of our international obligations. Our core principle remains that those guilty of war crimes must be brought to justice.”

The Zionist cuckoo in Christianity’s nest

Cameron waxes lyrical about the King James Bible but acts as if he was brought up on the less admirable Scofield version, which has been the standard religious text on the other side of the Atlantic.

Cyrus Scofield, a convicted criminal and described by one American newspaper as “a shyster”, was commissioned to re-write the King James version by inserting Zionist-friendly notes. The idea was to change the Christian view of Zionism by creating and promoting a pro-Zionist sub-culture within Christianity. The Oxford University Press appointed Scofield as editor, and the Scofield Reference Bible has been a best-seller especially in the US for nearly 100 years.

It introduced a new worship icon, the modern State of Israel, which did not exist until 1948 but was already on the drawing board of the World Zionist movement.

American journalist Grace Halsell explained the re-hashed Biblical message: “Simply stated it is this: Every act taken by Israel is orchestrated by God, and should be condoned, supported, and even praised by the rest of us. Never mind what Israel does, say the Christian Zionists. God wants this to happen…

“Scofield said that Christ cannot return to earth until certain events occur: The Jews must return to Palestine, gain control of Jerusalem and rebuild a temple, and then we all must engage in the final, great battle called Armageddon. Estimates vary, but most students of Armageddon theology agree that as a result of these relatively recent interpretations of Biblical scripture, 10 to 40 million Americans believe Palestine is God’s chosen land for the Jews.”

Ultra-literal reading of certain Old Testament texts has persuaded Zionists to believe that Old Testament promises made to the ancient Jewish tribes are transferable to the largely unrelated people that comprise the modern state of Israel. They hope for, and are obviously working towards, the final battle they call Armageddon, in which Israel’s enemies (and God’s, of course) will be defeated. After that Jesus will return as the Jewish Messiah and King to reign in Jerusalem for a thousand years, and the Jewish people will enjoy privileged status in the world.

That is the Zionist dream of world domination in a nutshell.

We see how politicians become eager stooges, but if you are as puzzled as I am how a true Christian could possibly be taken in by Zionism, a short paper on the phenomenon is available from Sadaka Papers/PAPER-Christian_Zionism.pdf.

An effective antidote is The Jerusalem Declaration on Christian Zionism, a statement by the Latin Patriarch and Local Heads of Churches in Jerusalem issued in 2006 The Jerusalem Declaration on Christian Zionism. They are in the front line. They know the score. It is summed up in a single sentence:

“We categorically reject Christian Zionist doctrines as a false teaching that corrupts the biblical message of love, justice and reconciliation.”

Merry Christmas, Mr Cameron.

Stuart Littlewood

21 December 2011

Stuart Littlewood’s book Radio Free Palestine can now be read on the internet by visiting http://www.radiofreepalestine.org.uk

ZOG OF BRITAIN!!!

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/12/21/britain-may-be-a-christian-country%e2%80%a6/

HENCE THE ADL MAKE MANY OF OUR LAWS…..INC CHRISTIAN CELEBRATIONS AT CHRISTMAS!

MUSLIMS BLAMED WHEN IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM.

BRITISH MEDIA ALLOW THAT PERCEPTION- WHY IS THAT, DO YOU THINK?

TAKING YOU TO HELL- TO FULLFILL AN IDEOLOGY!

It introduced a new worship icon, the modern State of Israel, which did not exist until 1948 but was already on the drawing board of the World Zionist movement.

American journalist Grace Halsell explained the re-hashed Biblical message: “Simply stated it is this: Every act taken by Israel is orchestrated by God, and should be condoned, supported, and even praised by the rest of us. Never mind what Israel does, say the Christian Zionists. God wants this to happen…

“Scofield said that Christ cannot return to earth until certain events occur: The Jews must return to Palestine, gain control of Jerusalem and rebuild a temple, and then we all must engage in the final, great battle called Armageddon. Estimates vary, but most students of Armageddon theology agree that as a result of these relatively recent interpretations of Biblical scripture, 10 to 40 million Americans believe Palestine is God’s chosen land for the Jews.”

Ultra-literal reading of certain Old Testament texts has persuaded Zionists to believe that Old Testament promises made to the ancient Jewish tribes are transferable to the largely unrelated people that comprise the modern state of Israel. They hope for, and are obviously working towards, the final battle they call Armageddon, in which Israel’s enemies (and God’s, of course) will be defeated. After that Jesus will return as the Jewish Messiah and King to reign in Jerusalem for a thousand years, and the Jewish people will enjoy privileged status in the world.

That is the Zionist dream of world domination in a nutshell.

We see how politicians become eager stooges, but if you are as puzzled as I am how a true Christian could possibly be taken in by Zionism, a short paper on the phenomenon is available from Sadaka Papers/PAPER-Christian_Zionism.pdf.

Silence is Complicity: The methodical shooting of boys at work in Gaza by snipers of the Israeli Occupation Force

by Dr. David Halpin

Global Research, January 20, 2011

Introduction

The deliberate injury of the limbs of 23 boys by high velocity weapons has been logged and described by Defence for Children International – Palestine Branch (DCI-P) since March 2010. (1) Some of the facts have been published in national newspapers. These barbarous acts contravene international and national law but there are no judicial responses. The caring professions see the physical and mental pain of those who suffer and they should be in the vanguard in calling for this great cruelty to cease forthwith. Political leaders have failed to act.

The Geneva Conventions Act 1957, which is of central importance in holding war criminals to account in the jurisdiction of the UK, is being emasculated.

Context

Most of the 1.5 million population of the Gaza strip is impoverished. Half are refugees from Mandate Palestine or their stock. About 50% of the male population is without work. It has been isolated and occupied for decades. A commercial port was being built in 2000 but that was bombed by Israel. The isolation and the hobbling of its commerce was increased by a siege which was started in March 2006 in response to the election of a majority of Hamas members to the legislature. It was further tightened in June 2007 after the Hamas government pre-empted a coup by the Fatah faction that was led in Gaza by Mohammad Dahlan.

The misery was further deepened with ‘Operation Cast Lead’ that was unleashed 27/12/08. This was promised 29/02/08 (2). “The more Qassam fire intensifies and the rockets reach a longer range, [the Palestinians] will bring upon themselves a bigger shoah (holocaust) because we will use all our might to defend ourselves.” – Matan Vilnai Deputy Defence Minister to Israeli Army Radio. There was a massive bombardment which killed 220 adults and children in the first 15 minutes. This was followed by a full scale invasion. 1400 humans were killed and approximately 5000 injured physically. The minds of very many more were injured too. 4000 homes were totally destroyed, almost all the factories and 40 mosques. The two gleaming science blocks of the Islamic University of Gaza were flattened by very powerful thermobaric bombs, the blasts being heard throughout the 360 square kilometres of the Gaza ‘Strip’. The siege has been even more draconian since. Cement, ballast and steel rods are only let in at about 5% of the rate needed for rebuilding, the pretext being that ‘bunkers’ could be constructed. At the present rate it will take 78 years to rebuild Gaza. (3) Chocolate, writing paper and all manner of things have been blocked. The 1000 tunnels at Rafah have provided a way in for goods but in the face of bombing and roof falls.

The lack of any work and the extreme poverty of the large extended families has drawn the boys and men to scavenge for broken concrete (‘gravel’) in the evacuated Eli Sinai ‘settlement’ and in the industrial zone by the Erez border control post at the northern limit of the ‘Strip’. The factories of the industrial zone have been progressively demolished by Israeli shelling etc. They are seen to the west as one enters Gaza through Erez. A donkey and cart, shovel, pick, sieve, muscles and courage are the tools. The rubble is used to make cement blocks and poured concrete with the cement that is imported largely through the tunnels. Many dozens of men and boys do this work for precious shekels in the shadow of manned watch towers and under ‘drones’ above.

The 23 boys who have been shot between 26/03/10 (Said H) and 23/12/10 (Hatem S) are listed in the table below with skeletal facts. These points are made:-

· In 18 there were single shots and not automatic fire

· The reported range in most cases confirms that the weapon was a sniper’s rifle in the hands of a sniper

· Almost always there were many dozens of other men and boys at work; these victims were picked off

· A leg was the target in most cases. Where the leg was not the target it is likely the sniper was ‘aiming up’ so the flank, elbow etc was hit instead.

· No weapons were being borne by the gravel workers so they posed no threat to the Israeli Occupation Force personnel. Instead they were bending their backs to their menial work within their internment camp

· The histories refer often to the recovery of the injured boy by friends and relatives under fire. This was a feature during ‘Cast Lead’ or instead the paramedics were barred from getting to the victims so they died without care.

The history of the injury and sequel for each boy are linked to in (1). It has been done meticulously and the translation into English is perfect. The pain, and often the terror, felt by the boy as the bullet struck home are vividly recorded. No bullets have been recovered yet so the calibre/type is unknown.

· How many boys will regain full, or nearly full function is difficult to judge without the radiographs being present. Cases 3,4, 5,7,13 and 15 are likely to have joint involvement and thus some lifelong disability.

· In cases 1 and 3 there is nerve injury. If that proves to be an axonotmesis in either, it is possible that a first class repair will not be available in Gaza.

· The fractures are open by definition and no doubt comminuted. Delayed or non-union is possible. Deep infection is a real risk, antibiotic therapy not withstanding. The risk of deep infection relates to a. the possible inclusion of fabric b. the high energy injury causing irregular and wide devitalisation of the tissues c. the probability that these difficult bullet wounds were not laid open and a complete wound toilet performed. One or two of these boys might end with an amputation.

· Almost all the boys have been frightened off or forbidden from gravel work. There are few, if any, other means of earning shekels.

The shooting to wound and kill Palestinians is relentless. DCI-P notes that according to a UN study, between January 2009 and August 2010, at least 22 Palestinian civilians in Gaza have been killed and 146 injured in the arbitrary live fire zone adjacent to the border with Israel and imposed at sea. At least 27 of these civilians were children. It also notes that the targeting of civilians is absolutely prohibited under international law, regardless of circumstances.

These quotations from the available stories convey a little of the poverty, the suffering and the courage:-

· ‘The three of us would wake up every day at around 5:30am and leave to collect gravel. We were not the only ones doing this type of work. Hundreds of youngsters aged between 13 and 22 used to work with us, despite the danger we faced because we were close to the Israeli border.’ Awad W- 3

· The work was exhausting and dangerous. ‘Israeli soldiers would sometimes shoot at us, and sometimes shoot in the air to intimidate us,’ recalls Ibrahim . ‘Sometimes they would shoot at the carts, horses and donkeys we used to move the gravel. But we had to do the work despite the dangers, because we didn’t have any other job to do.’ Ibrahim K- 4

· Mohammad was taught by his neighbours to watch for birds flying away from the watch towers, as this was a sign to start running, as it meant soldiers were climbing into

the towers and the shooting would soon begin. Mohammad M – 6

· ‘They killed our three horses and one donkey in four months, and we had to spend the money we earned on replacing them.’ ….. ‘They were down on their stomachs pointing their rifles towards us, but they didn’t shoot. We got used to such things.’ Mohammad S – 11

Silence is complicity

References

1. http://www.dci-pal.org/english/doc/press/UA_4_10_Children_of_the_Gravel_UPDATE_29_DEC_%202010(b).pdf

2. http://www.haaretz.com/news/barak-hamas-will-pay-for-its-escalation-in-the-south-1.240417

3. http://www.amnesty.org.uk/uploads/documents/doc_21083.pdf

I thank Gerard Horton and DCI-P for the availability and excellence of this information, and for supporting publication in a medical forum. I also thank Dr Khamis Elessi in Gaza for information.

Conflict of interest: I founded the Dove and Dolphin Charity 110119

with a voyage to Palestine 8 years ago and chair its trustees. It attends to the welfare of children in Gaza in the main. No pecuniary benefit is derived from this charity.

David S Halpin FRCS is an author, human rights activist and a former, orthopaedic and trauma surgeon at

the Torbay and Exeter Hospitals Devon UK

David Halpin can be contacted via

His web site is )

FOOTNOTES

This paper was submitted to the Lancet and the British Medical Journal 4 January 2011 under the title ‘Ethical’. The refusal from the latter is here:-

BMJ/2011/850099

The methodical shooting of boys at work in Gaza by snipers of the Israeli Occupation Force

by David Sydney Halpin

Dear Mr. Halpin

Thank you for sending us your paper. We read it with interest but I regret to say that we have decided not to publish it in the BMJ.

Clearly soldiers shooting at children is awful, but we didn’t think your article gave a clear reason why we should be publishing it now. The information comes from the Defence for Children International (Palestine section) website, there isn’t much context, there’s no description of the Israeli soldiers’ explanation for these events, and the article just sort of ends.

We receive over 8000 submissions a year and accept less than 10%. We do therefore have to make hard decisions on just how interesting an article will be to our general clinical readers, how much it adds, and how much practical value it will be.

I am sorry to disappoint you on this occasion.

An editor at the British Medical Journal

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The methodical shooting of boys at work in Gaza by snipers of the Israeli Occupation Force

Number

Name

Age
Date of injury

Distance

from

border

metres
Injury
Activity
Single shot heard?
Hospital

Rx
Outcome
?Work again near Erez

or other
Date report made – Arabic to English

1 Said H

15 yrs
26/03/10
100
Deep and tranverse, lower L thigh
Searching for brother
Y
3 days
‘Toe will not work’ Persisting pain

Nerve injury
Lost 2 months training as plumber and car sprayer
27/10/10

2 Hasan W

17 yrs
22/05/10

300
Below R knee. ‘Shattered’

2 months in plaster
Gravel

(G)
Y then

repeated

shooting
Home same day

(HSD)
Cannot walk. Pain on movement.

‘.. not be able to collect gravel though family needs money’
01/09/10

3 Awad W

17 yrs

07/06/10
350
Shot in R knee
G
Y
HSD
Numbness Cannot walk as he used to.
Therapy from Doctors without Borders. Cannot work.
06/09/10

4 Ibrahim K 16 yrs
16/06/10
400
Shot in R knee
G
Y after

shooting
2 days
Pain in R leg
Forbidden by father to return to same work
16/09/10

5 Abdullah

M

16 yrs
22/06/10
60
Shot in R ankle
G
Y
HSD
Painful. ?Will be able to walk normally again
‘I will never collect gravel again.’
08/09/10

6 Mohammad

M 16 yrs
23/06/10
500
Shot in R flank
G

3 days
Very tired when he runs
Cannot work or play
30/09/10

7 Arafat S

16 yrs
10/07/10
50
Shot in R ankle
G
Y
HSD
Still some pain and a little limp

18/09/10

8 N’uman A

14 yrs
10/07/10
300
Shot R lower leg – not deep
G
Y
HSD

Forbidden by grandfather to return
20/09/10

9 Hameed O

13 yrs
14/07/10
50
L arm – not deep
G
Y
HSD
Occasional pain
No work. Forbidden by father to return
26/09/10

10 Khaled I

16 yrs
31/07/10

600
L thigh. ‘Cut artery and vein
G
Y

?Heavy machine gun
15 days

‘Considering what happened, not going to collect gravel again
27/09/10

11 Mohammad S

17 yrs
25/08/10
800
L thigh
G

HSD
Pain ‘I have nightmares about being shot by Israeli soldiers’
‘I don’t think of going to the dangerous places anymore’
30/09/10

12 Mahmoud J

16 yrs
07/10/10
450
R thigh. Bled profusely. Exit wound diameter 5 cms.
G
Y

?From tank or jeep

‘I wanted to buy two pigeons and raise them on the rooftop of my house. I will never go back to that place.’
27/10/10

13 Ahmad H

17 yrs
13/10/10
600 –

700
R foot/sankle ‘Big hole in my foot – 4 cms with small hole other side
G
Y

16/10/10

14 Yahia Z

16 yrs
14/10/10
450
R lower leg
G
Y
HSD

‘I will never go back to the industrial zone even if I starve to death.’
16/10/10

15 Shamekh D

15 yrs
27/11/10
150
L foot
G
Y
Operated

BK cast
Awaited

02/12/10

16 Mokhles M

15 yrs
28/11/10
500
L lower leg
G
Y
?Op

BK cast

‘I’ll wait for my wound to heal before I go back to collect gravel.’
02/12/10

17 Belal L

16 yrs

04/12/10
600
L leg
G
Y

plus a second shot into the L leg of his 22 yr old cousin
Fractured in two places. External fixation above and below knee
‘I still feel pain in my leg,’ says Belal, ‘and I don’t know whether I will walk again or

not.’
‘I have come under fire several times from Israeli soldiers guarding the border. Once they shot and killed our horse.’’ Belal’s older brother Nedal (24) has been shot four times whilst collecting gravel,

‘three times in the left leg and once in the right leg,’ says Belal.
08/12/10

18 Suhaib M

16 yrs
10/12/10
250
Through and through,

just below L knee. Exit wound 5 cms diameter
Wood
Y
‘Bullet exploded in leg.’

Long cast.

‘I don’t know if I

will be able to walk again,’ says Suhaib, ‘but certainly I will never go back to collecting gravel.’
18/12/10

19 Rasmi G

15 yrs
10/12/10
200
R lower leg. Fractured tibia

G
Y
External fixation
In Kamal Udwan hospital
‘I still feel great pain in my leg and don’t know whether I will walk again or not.’
15/12/10

20 Fadi H

17 yrs
13/12/10
500
Below L knee
Goatherd
4 shots
HSD
Moving about at 2 days

28/12/10

21 Rami

17 yrs

21/12/10
400
R lower leg
G
Y
HSD

Will collect G again. ‘What can I do?’ Disabled

father. Large family
28/12/10

22 Mahmoud S

17 yrs
23/12/10
400
R elbow
G
Gun-shots
HSD

‘For the record, I will never go back to collecting gravel for it’s a death profession.’
29/12/10

23 Hatem S

17 yrs
23/12/10
800
Head – back of.

Embedded ‘shrapnel’ from bullet
Collect

‘straws’
Gun-shots
HSD
Headache plus nausea

29/12/10

Global Research Articles by David Halpin

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=22879

3 responses to “21/12 Britain May Be a Christian Country…

  1. http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=22879

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/12/21/britain-may-be-a-christian-country%e2%80%a6/

    BECAUSE IT’S TALMUDIC!

    Our not-so-Christian government

    Britain as a country may still be Christian but what about its government? Mr Cameron describes himself as a “committed” Christian but only a “vaguely practising” one. What does that mean? Are Christian principles getting in his way?

    Or is he sending a coded message of comfort to friends in Tel Aviv and Washington?

    For Cameron also claims to be a Zionist.

    He voted enthusiastically for the Iraq war, an irresponsible and un-Christian thing to do based on neo-con lies. And look what it has cost in lives and wholesale destruction. Now he and foreign secretary William Hague are upping sanctions designed to cripple the Iranian economy and bring misery to that country’s civilian population. Shades of Iraq… sadistic action once again based on mere suspicion of wrongdoing, not actual proof. Is this proper behaviour for even the “vaguest” of Christians?

    The political baggage Cameron has brought with him includes a foreign secretary who has been a member of Conservative Friends of Israel since his teenage years and a minister for Middle East affairs who’s a former officer of that same fan club.

    His defence secretary Liam Fox, now departed in disgrace, was dubbed “a champion of Israel within the government”. He famously said: “In the battle for the values that we stand for, for democracy against theocracy, for democratic liberal values against repression – Israel’s enemies are our enemies…”

    GET STUFFED FOX YOU PERV!!

    IRAQ AFGHANISTAN LIBYA INFACT THE WHOLE MIDDLE EAST IS THE ENEMY!

    • UK Government Spoiling For A Fight With Iran
      8
      In his speeches Foreign Secretary William Hague is very hot on international responsibilities but does he practise what he preaches?

      by Stuart Littlewood

      The gung-ho leadership of the British government, fresh from their heroic “liberation” of Libya (and never mind the mega-deaths and wholesale destruction), are now itching for a fight with Iran, it seems. Of course they won’t be spilling any blood or guts of their own. They’ll watch from a safe distance and make Churchillian speeches.

      The temperature is rising nicely. After the storming of the British embassy in Tehran, foreign secretary William Hague declared: “These events are a grave violation of the Vienna Convention… This is a breach of international responsibilities of which any nation should be ashamed.”

      He added: “We have been foremost among those nations arguing for peaceful legitimate pressure to be intensified on Iran in the light of the IAEA’s ‘deep and increasing concern’ about the Iranian nuclear program, including its ‘possible military dimensions’.”

      London has banned all financial institutions from doing business with Iran
      The operative word there is “possible”, not definite military dimensions. There is no concrete proof, nevertheless Britain ganged up with the US and Canada to slap new sanctions on Iran.

      In Britain’s case these included an order that its financial institutions cease doing business with all Iranian banks, including the central bank and all branches and subsidiaries thereof. It was an unprecedented attempt to cut off Iran’s entire banking industry from the UK financial sector. The sanctions are aimed at “preventing the Iranian regime from acquiring nuclear weapons”, said British chancellor George Osborne. But of course the impact will have a far wider effect and may amount to collective punishment to the civilian population and their economy and wellbeing.

      Remember the 12 years of vicious British-American sanctions against Iraq and the devastating effect on public health and the whole social fabric, with half a million excess deaths among children… and that was before our dumb-ass leaders went in and bombed the country to hell and back, all on a foul lie.

      In July Hague was gloating as he announced: “I welcome the decision taken by the EU today to put in place an unprecedented package of sanctions on Iran. This demonstrates the strength and unity of our concern about the Iranian Government’s nuclear programme. Iran’s ongoing refusal to engage constructively on this issue leaves us no option but to implement these sanctions.”

      Iranian Protesters bring down the British Flag at the Embassy in Tehran
      The package included restrictions on the oil and gas industries in Iran, as well as new limitations on the finance, transport and trade sectors.

      Whether the attack on the British embassy was a spontaneous expression of popular protest or an act of vandalism orchestrated by the authorities, it was in retaliation to these unwarranted (as Iran sees it) impositions.

      What gets up many people’s nose, especially the Iranians’, is Hague’s failure to say anything about Israel’s “ongoing refusal to engage constructively” on the issue of its nuclear weapons programme.

      The Iranian parliament had earlier voted overwhelmingly for a bill to downgrade Tehran´s relations with London by expelling Britain’s newly-arrived ambassador. London had not maintained a full diplomatic presence and was operating at chargé d’affaires level for several months after the previous ambassador left. Now Hague has withdrawn all staff and told the Iranian chargé in London that their Embassy must close and all Iranian diplomatic staff must leave within 48 hours.

      “If any country makes it impossible for us to operate on their soil they cannot expect to have a functioning Embassy here,” said Hague, a silly remark considering the Israelis make it impossible for Britain to operate even on other people’s soil – the Palestinians’ – but are still allowed to keep their embassy in London.

      “This does not amount to the severing of diplomatic relations in their entirety. It is action that reduces our relations with Iran to the lowest level consistent with the maintenance of diplomatic relations.” However, the Foreign Office will now have to conduct its business with Iran through third parties – not the cleverest way to communicate with a nation you are trying to cripple for dubious reasons and which could react with devastating consequences.

      Holding a Grudge

      Consider the murky history between the UK and Iran. Government-controlled British Petroleum for years short-changed Iran over its share of oil profits. This exploitation finally came to a head when Dr Mossadeq’s democratic government nationalised Iran’s oil industry in 1953. Britain retaliated with boycotts and sanctions to bring Iran’s economy to its knees. MI6 and the CIA then teamed up, overthrew Mossadeq and reinstated the hated Shah and his nasty secret police. This led, inevitably, to the Islamic Revolution of 1979… Iran’s ‘Arab’ Spring came early.

      During the Iran-Iraq war Britain deserted Iran and supported Saddam. In 2001 Jack Straw was the first British foreign secretary to visit Tehran in 22 years. Poor judgment and lack of diplomatic diligence, plus a shameful willingness to fall into line with America (and therefore Israel) in foreign policy matters, has brought us to the present sorry situation.

      Hague called the storming of the embassy in Tehran “a grave violation of the Vienna Convention… a breach of international responsibilities.” In his speeches he’s very hot on international responsibilities but does he practise what he preaches?

      The Geneva Conventions place on all states that signed up a responsibility – no, a solemn obligation – to seek out and either prosecute or extradite those suspected of having committed grave breaches of the Conventions and bring them, regardless of nationality, to court. “Grave breaches” means willful killing, torture or inhuman treatment, causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health, and other serious violations of the laws of war… the sort of atrocities that have been (and still are) committed wholesale by Israel in the Gaza Strip, West Bank and Jerusalem.

      Within weeks of coming to power last year William Hague was busy amending Britain’s universal jurisdiction laws to allow Israel’s psychopaths to come and go in Britain without fear of having an arrest warrant slapped on them. He called it “an appalling situation” when a politician like Tzipi Livni could be threatened with arrest on coming to the UK.

      Even the Zionists’ 63-year record of land thieving, piracy, ethnic cleansing, indiscriminate slaughter, mass abductions and imprisonment, torture, everyday terror and utter contempt for international law and human rights, wasn’t enough to diminish the eagerness of our Foreign Office to play bitch to Tel Aviv’s thugs.

      He went on to insult the public’s intelligence by saying: “The UK is committed to upholding international justice and all of our international obligations. Our core principle remains that those guilty of war crimes must be brought to justice.”

      Professor Richard Falk
      UN Special Rapporteur on human rights Professor Richard Falk observed that if a country like Britain, with its proud constitutional tradition, applies international criminal law only to those its leaders don’t like at the time – for example, Saddam Hussein or Slobodan Milosevic – “you discredit, in a fundamental way, the rule of law which really does depend on equals being treated equally. If that is not done then double standards become very manifest; it also has the effect of saying that geopolitics and foreign policy always trump the law.”

      Falk went further: “The idea of Nuremberg after World War Two was that crimes against the peace, crimes against humanity and war crimes are also offences against the whole of international society…” Those who sat in judgment must uphold the rule of law in relation to their own behaviour.

      “Universal jurisdiction is part of the struggle against impunity for the Israeli military and the country’s political leaders,” said Falk. “That impunity has been possible both because Israel itself doesn’t impose accountability on those who perpetrate violations of international criminal law and because the US, and to some extent European countries, have given a geopolitical insulation to Israel in relation to its responsibilities as a sovereign state.”

      As everyone knows, the beauty of the private arrest warrant is that it can be issued speedily. The bringing of a private prosecution for a criminal offence is an ancient right in common law and, in the words of Lord Wilberforce, “a valuable constitutional safeguard against inertia or partiality on the part of the authority.”

      Lord Diplock, another respected Lord of Appeal, called it “a useful safeguard against capricious, corrupt or biased failure or refusal of those authorities to prosecute offenders against the criminal law”.

      But Hague and his pals are contemptuous. They’ve politicized the legal process and created a safe haven for their favourite war criminals. And Israel’s defiance of international law and the menace its nuclear weaponry pose to the region and beyond are not subjects for discussion let alone a matter for sanctions.

      But Iran… that’s different. Iran is fair game. And if there’s no legitimate excuse we’ll make one up, just like we did with Iraq. Our neo-cons have the skills.

      Today Hague upped the provocation still further by pushing the EU for even more sanctions against Iran. At a meeting of EU foreign ministers Hague said: “I hope we will agree today additional measures that will be an intensification of the economic pressure on Iran… peaceful legitimate economic pressure particularly to increase the isolation of the Iranian financial sector.”

      His German counterpart Guido Westerwelle said the aim of sanctions “is to dry up Iran’s financial sources.”

      They are also pressing for oil sanctions and a freeze on the assets of Iran’s central bank. And the bloc’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has urged the EU’s 27 states “to ratchet up sanctions”, saying it was time “to make it clear to Iran that we are very serious.”

      As I write, the BBCreports that Iran’s shipping and air cargo companies will be banned from operating in EU territory, and new visa bans and asset freezes will target Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. A satisfied Hague when interviewed said he got everything he was asking for.

      In other words Iran is being put under relentless siege with all that that implies. Millions could die because a handful of brainwashed politicians here and in the EU and US hold a childish grudge. And why Hague is leading the charge when Iran is no threat to Britain isn’t explained.

      I don’t believe the British people wish to be associated with the tactics of bullies who don’t even have the balls to go shoot the breeze with Mr Ahmadinejad or Ayatollah Khamenei for fear of ruffling the feathers of the pro-Israel lobby at home.

      How much better to build trade and influence the Iranians that way.

      Read more from Stuart
      Something’s Rotten in the Heart of Western Governments
      Why West is Demonizing Iran
      Playground Bullying of Palestine and Iran Must Stop…

      ISRAEL POINTS IT’S WEAPONS IN THE DIRECTION OF EUROPEAN CITIES- HOW COME IRAN IS AN ENEMY….

      Latney Davis
      December 2, 2011 – 7:17 pm
      The bank of London, soveriegn “pot-of-gold” for the Rothschild agenda. The “British population” has been disarmed by design. If/When WE in this country do not understand the irreversible signifigance of that fact, then all HERE will be lost as well.

      The “government” is spoiling for a fight with Iran. The Rothschild agenda is spoiling for the fight. The “government” for the most part, has been bought/paid for by the same. The British people have been defanged. The British “people” are not looking for a fight with Iran, but have no voice. AMERICA TAKE NOTICE. When our second ammendment teeth are pulled as well, WE WILL HAVE NO VOICE.

      “Line-in-the-sand” time, or look to England and the rest of Europe for your future America. YOUR voice has/is becoming background noise for the agenda that is “marching forward” without YOUR knowledge, input, dissension, or opinion.

      Latney Davis
      December 2, 2011 – 7:43 pm
      I hate correcting myself but, every previous reference to British population/people I must substitue English population/people. Cuz “your” president said so. And with “his” extensive “educational credentials, HE must be correct with respect to proper terminology for “the English folks over there”. I have to go throw-up now.
      adeUK
      December 4, 2011 – 8:12 am
      Creative destruction for a greater middle east.

      From the “fair and balanced” BBC :- Pakistan the new enemy

      Secret Pakistan BBC Documentary DOUBLE CROSS Week-1[FULL] HD – YouTube.flv


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      • Something’s Rotten in the Heart of Western Governments
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        Beware politicians cloaked in the American flag or diplomats sporting Union Jack kippahs…

        by Stuart Littlewood

        When Marcellus, in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, famously says, “Something’s rotten in the state of Denmark”, he means that the body politic is rotting from the top down and the corruption stinks to high heaven.

        410 years later the Bard’s words are especially applicable to the so-called political élite of the Western world. The stench of their corruption is assailing the nostrils of more and more people and causing mass nausea.

        Thankfully some small but effective relief is available in the United States courtesy of the Council for the National Interest Foundation (CNIF), an independent non-profit concern that provides information and analysis on the Middle East and its relationship to the United States.

        The CNIF has been doing an excellent demolition job on US foreign policy and exposing how it is dangerously at odds with American values and national interests.

        http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/11/23/the-cost-of-israel-to-americans/

        The CNIF hammers home the necessity for voters and their elected officials to be free from the undue influence and pressure of foreign countries and their lobbyists.

        Jewish Zionist domination, manipulation, censorship and control – lock, stock and barrel of American life.
        The US’s uniquely massive support for Israel, says CNIF, has cost trillions of dollars and multitudes of lives.

        It has diminished America’s moral standing in the world, lessened its domestic freedoms, and exposed the American people to unnecessary and growing peril.

        And yet America’s taxpayers give Israel over $8 million per day. And since the US is in deficit, this means borrowing the money, handing it to Israel, then paying interest on it for evermore afterwards. 10 million American families are reportedly sliding into foreclosure; but the US administration continues to heap tax money onto Israel.

        It is not as if Israel is a close ally. The Israeli regime spies on America incessantly. Its forces have killed and injured numerous Americans with impunity.

        And Israel has repeatedly stolen US technology and passed it on to other nations, some of them America’s enemies.

        In 1967 Israel attacked the USS Liberty, killing or injuring over 200 American servicemen. A high ranking independent commission in 2003 found that Israel had committed an act of war against the United States.

        Yet the US President at the time (Johnson), and his secretary of defense (McNamara), are said to have recalled rescue aircraft and ordered a cover-up.

        US-ISRAEL BLOOD PACT
        Israeli aggression and defiance of international law, human rights conventions and UN resolutions, have created enormous hostility throughout the world, much of which is directed at the US as Israel’s number one buddy, funder and protector.

        Furthermore Israel’s nuclear arsenal is a menace both to the region itself and far beyond. It has refused to sign the nuclear proliferation treaty and the British American Security Information Council has found that in Israel “nuclear weapons are being assigned roles that go well beyond deterrence.”

        The fact that such weapons are in the hands of Israel’s psychopaths makes it perfectly understandable that other nations in the region wish to acquire them as a deterrent.

        US intelligence agencies have so far found no concrete proof that Iran is developing nuclear weapons.

        Iran, of course, is not happy to be constantly threatened with sanctions and pre-emptive strikes. It demands that the American authorities publicly apologize to the Iranian government and its citizens “for the false accusations they publicized against Tehran in violation of international norms and regulations”.

        In a letter handed to the Swiss Embassy, which represents US interests since Iran and Washington severed diplomatic relations in 1980, Tehran also demanded compensation for material and moral damages caused by America’ anti-Iran publicity campaign.

        Have you had enough, yet, of your compromised politicians sending our exhausted military to fight wars for Israel under false pretenses?

        Have you had enough, yet, of your compromised politicians sending our exhausted military to fight wars for Israel under false pretenses?
        You’d think that a supposedly responsible superpower like the US would seek to re-establish diplomatic links rather than stay in a sulk for 30 years and spitefully snipe and intimidate through third parties.

        America is seen to have the unmistakable hallmarks of a playground bully who could drag us all into another world war.

        As for Israel’s war crimes in Jerusalem, the West Bank and especially Gaza, the racist regime uses American weapons in violation of US laws, killing and maiming huge numbers of civilians, women, and children.

        This endless killing spree funded by American taxpayers and shielded by the US government has caused a burning hatred of the US throughout the Muslim world.

        Britain, as America’s and Israel’s bitch, is also feeling the heat and putting herself in peril.

        A red rag cover-up

        Meanwhile, on the British side of the Atlantic former ambassador Craig Murray has numerous well-placed informants and is busy blowing the lid off one of the slimiest intrigues ever exposed at Westminster.

        Craig Murray Former Ambassador, Human Rights Activist
        On his website Murray has penned a marvellous piece titled Gould-Werritty: A Real Conspiracy, Not a Theory. Gould is the British Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould and Werritty is zionist stooge Adam Werrity, friend and “adviser” to disgraced defence secretary Liam Fox. http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2011/11/gould-werritty-a-real-conspiracy-not-a-theory/

        “There is a huge government cover-up in progress over the Werritty connection to Mossad and the role of British Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould, and their neo-con plan to start a war with Iran,” says Murray. He had made a Freedom of Information request for all communications between Gould and Werritty and was astonished to receive a midnight reply that his request was refused because it was “likely to exceed the cost limit”.

        This was like a red rag to a bull. And it coincided with attempts to obstruct MP Paul Flynn while questioning Cabinet Secretary Gus O’Donnell on the Gould-Werritty connection at the House of Commons Public Administration Committee. Flynn was repeatedly interrupted by Robert Halfon MP who, says Murray, receives funding from the same Israeli sources as Werritty and was formerly Political Director of the Conservative Friends of Israel.

        Murray’s concerns centre on the numerous meetings between Fox, Werrrity and Gould, and especially their “private dinner” in Tel Aviv with Mossad. Murray claims that Gould met Werritty many times more than the twice that O’Donnell listed in his “investigation” into the affair.

        Gould-Werritty: A Real Conspiracy, Not a Theory
        Murray observes: “It is now evident that not only did Fox, Gould and Werritty have at least five meetings while Fox was in power – with never another British official present – they had several meetings while Fox was shadow Foreign Secretary.” He acknowledges that O’Donnell was correct in saying that what Fox and Werritty were up to in opposition wasn’t his concern. But what Gould – a senior official – was doing with them most certainly was. “A senior British diplomat cannot just hold a series of meetings with the opposition shadow Defence Secretary and a paid zionist lobbyist. What on earth was happening?”

        O’Donnell, replying to Flynn’s questions about the dinner date with Mossad, said: “The important point here was that, when the Secretary of State had that meeting, he had an official with him—namely, in this case, the ambassador. That is very important, and I should stress that I would expect our ambassador in Israel to have contact with Mossad. That will be part of his job. It is totally natural, and I do not think that you should infer anything from that about the individual’s biases. That is what ambassadors do.”

        But Murray is adamant. “I know from a mole that the plot involves a plan to attack Iran.”

        Many will feel it is intolerable for a Christian country like Britain to be represented by a Jew, especially in the Middle East and more especially in Israel where there is bound to be a conflict of interest. There used to be a rule in the Foreign Office, I understand, preventing such person being appointed. Why was that rule disregarded?

        Gould has been photographed wearing a Union Jack kippah in a tacky attempt to convince us he’s batting for Britain. Can an ardent zionist Jew be anything but an Israel-firster? You may well ask… Fox and Werritty are both zionist sympathisers, as are foreign secretary Hague and prime minister Cameron.

        All of them appear firmly wedded to the principle expressed in Fox’s idiotic declaration that “in the battle for the values that we stand for… Israel’s enemies are our enemies and this is a battle in which we all stand together…” Fox was the man the Jewish Chronicle hailed as “a champion of Israel within the government”, though of course there are many others – 80 percent of Conservative MPs for a start.

        Mad, mad world of diplomacy

        It is time to fire the liars. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” . –Edmund Burke
        It is time to fire the liars. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” . –Edmund Burke

        The American and British publics have been shamefully caught up in more than enough zionist warmongering plots. Iraq, which we subjected to 12 years of cruel sanctions and subsequently bombed back to the Stone Age, killing hundreds of thousands, was never our enemy. Libya was not our enemy. Iran is definitely not our enemy. Nor is Afghanistan; nor Syria; nor Lebanon; nor Palestine; nor Egypt.

        As I write, reports are coming in that Iran’s parliament has voted to expel the British ambassador, presumably in retaliation for the British chancellor George Osborne’s announcement last week of fresh punitive measures targeting Iranian financial sectors, including the Central Bank of Iran. The bill now needs the approval of the Guardian Council.

        The UK Foreign Office says it will to react “robustly” if Iran expels its ambassador. “This unwarranted move will do nothing to help the regime address their growing isolation or international concerns about their nuclear programme and human rights record. If the Iranian government acts on this, we will respond robustly in consultation with our international partners.”

        However, for some seven months this year the Foreign Office didn’t bother to send an ambassador to Tehran when the last one finished his stint in March. Hague and Cameron, like Obama and Clinton, apparently think it unimportant to maintain senior level contact with the country they say is dangerous and must be crippled by sanctions or smashed by war.

        Welcome to the mad, mad world of zio-British and zio-American diplomacy. Shouldn’t they be straining every sinew to strengthen links with Iran, too long neglected? Or are we supposed to applaud this supremely casual attitude in the matter of key relationships that could mean life or death for millions?

        The stench of “something rotten in the state” is becoming unbearable. Would the Council for the National Interest Foundation care to set up a branch here in the UK, please, and help clean up and disinfect?

        ——————————————————————————–

        Stuart Littlewood is author of the book Radio Free Palestine, which tells the plight of the Palestinians under occupation. He is a frequent contributor to My Catbird Seat. For further information please visit : http://www.radiofreepalestine.co.uk.

        ‘Free Palestine’ Book Now On Internet

        Alison Weir, President of the Council for the National Interest Foundation (CNIF) Bibi more powerful than Obama?
        TheAlyonaShow

        OTHER VIDEO IN LINK..

        http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/11/27/something%e2%80%99s-rotten-in-the-heart-of-western-governments/

        haroldsmith
        November 28, 2011 – 7:18 am
        What if there really is a cult of “people” who feel themselves utterly “superior”, and feel that the tribe they claim to represent should rule the world? What if those “people” long ago planned to seize control of the U.S. government and to subsequently use U.S. military, political and (formerly) economic power as a hammer with which to pound the rest of the world into submission? What if they succeeded in gaining complete control of the U.S. government many decades ago? What if after having successfully subverted our whole political process, they then staged a massive false-flag terrorist attack in order to overthrow the rule of law, consolidate power in the executive branch, raise an oppressive police state and beging their attack on the whole world? In other words, what if everything that seems to be happening…actually is happening…just the way it seems?

        Latney Davis
        November 28, 2011 – 7:54 pm
        You are apparently not “taking the prescribed” dose of MSM anti-reality drugs. I really do hate being put in the position of “read something say something”. However, BIG SIS has proclaimed it, so quickly tune into the “no spin, spin until you vomit zone”. Everything will once again smell like roses marinated in the Whitehouse septic tank. Its for your own good.

        Numerous meetings between Fox, Werrrity and Gould would surely concur

        THEY TOOK CONTROL IN THE YEARS 1916/17 TO BE EXACT- BOTH IN BRITAIN AND AMERICA!!

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