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There are Lies, damb lies, and then Statistics more anti Israel propiganda at digg and Newsweek

Posted by avideditor on March 9, 2008

I just stopped posting on this thread. It made me sick what people where saying and the ignorance of people out there. It makes me fear the future with the education system being bought out by Wahabbis. I am using digg itself to post on this. LOL. If you want to get to the thread bellow with out digging go here. http://digg.com/politics/Newsweek_64_of_Israelis_Want_Talks_With_Hamas_NOW/ I believe people need to work now to get the truth out there before it is too late. There is a jewish saying “In every generation they rise up to destory us.” I think this is it. We are living in times similar to 1938 in Germany. If we do not learn from history we are bound to repeat it.

Newsweek: 64% of Israelis Want Talks With Hamas NOW
In Israel a growing chorus of security officials, academics and regular Israelis have begun calling for negotiations with Hamas, in spite of escalating violence. Why then do all purported Israelis and pro-Israel diggers portray their anti-Hamas, pro-war position as “correct” and mainstream?

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A look at the British Mandate

Posted by avideditor on March 9, 2008

I just got back from a memorial service for the innocent jews that where victims of a terrorist attack by insane muslims. I get on Digg.com and I see anti Israeli propaganda. I decided to post this so people can be more informed and fight the battle against Islamic terror instead of buying into it lies and propaganda. This is not just a battle over Israel it is a clash of cultures. A culture of freedom life and liberty against the culture of death and tyranny. 

Crash Course in Jewish History Part 64 – The British Mandate 
by Rabbi Ken Spiro

Crash Course in Jewish History Part 64 - The British Mandate

The British promised to create a Jewish state. Instead they served their own Arab-linked interests as millions died in the Holocaust.

The British promised to create a Jewish state. Instead they served their own Arab-linked interests as millions died in the Holocaust.

World War I changed the map of the world.

World War I, a huge conflict waged over four years (1914-1918) pitted the Allies (chiefly France, Britain, Russia, and later, the U.S.) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Turkish Ottoman Empire) against each other. The end result of their struggle was very dramatic:

 

  • Russia of the Czars disappeared. In the midst of the war, and in some part because of it, the Russian Revolution succeeded, creating the Communist state known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
  • The domination of Eastern Europe by Germany and the Austria-Hungarian Empire ended. Poland — which had not existed for more than a hundred years, having been divided between Russia, and Prussia (Germany) and Austro-Hungary — was re-created anew.
  • The entire Middle East, which had been part of the Ottoman Empire, was split into two great swaths. Half was controlled by France (the French Mandate), the other half by England (the British Mandate).

 

BALFOUR DECLARATION<.

The French Mandate included the northern part of what is today the territory of Lebanon and Syria. The British Mandate included the southern and eastern part of the Ottoman Empire.

It is important to keep in mind that the Ottoman Empire controlled the Middle East from the 16th to the early 20th century — for some 400 years. During this time, the countries of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, etc. did not exist. The residents in these areas were predominately Arab subjects of the Ottoman Empire, living in loosely organized tribal communities.

The British Mandate included the landmass on the West Bank of the Jordan River all the way to the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the landmass on the East Bank of the Jordan River, an area known as Trans-Jordan. The British called this whole huge area “Palestine.”

(As we might recall from Part 38, the name Palestine for the land of Israel had been coined by the Romans after their destruction of Jerusalem, which they re-named Aelia Capitolina.)

When the British took over the land of Israel, suddenly the dream of a homeland for the Jews became a real possibility as opposed to a fervent hope.

By this time, there were between 85,000 to 100,000 Jews living in the Land of Israel, of a total population of 600,000. (See History of the Jews by Paul Johnson, p. 430.) Most of the Arabs living in the land had migrated there only in the previous thirty years attracted by the jobs created by the Jews who were building and farming. (Note that when Jews began to immigrate to Palestine in large numbers in 1882, fewer than 250,000 Arabs lived there. SeeFrom Time Immemorial by Joan Peters, p. 244)

A big boost for a Jewish homeland came from Earl Arthur Balfour (1848-1930), then foreign secretary, who in 1917 promised British support for the cause.

As we might recall from Part 63, Balfour became a friend of the Jewish cause in some measure because of Chaim Weizmann whose invention of artificial acetone, the chief ingredient in gunpowder, enabled the British to mass-produce gunpowder for the war effort. Balfour said that acetone converted him to Zionism.

A fascinating conversation is recorded between Balfour and Weizmann in 1906, with Balfour arguing that the Jews should consider the offer made by the British some three years earlier to take Uganda instead of Israel (At the time the Ottomans still controlled the Middle East)l:

 

In reaction, Weizmann said to Balfour, “Would you take Paris over London?”

 

Balfour replied, “But we already have London.” (He meant, of course, Jews should take whatever they can get; beggars can’t be choosers.)

At which point Weizmann came back with, “Mr. Balfour, the Jews had Jerusalem when London was a marsh.”

That gave Balfour pause. “Are there many Jews who think like you?” he asked.

“I believe I speak the mind of millions of Jews whom you will never see and who cannot speak for themselves, but with whom I could pave the streets of the country I come from,” Weizmann answered.

“If this is so, you will one day be a force,” Balfour concluded.

 

Balfour’s support for a Jewish homeland became known in history as the Balfour Declaration which was issued in the form a letter to Lord Rothschild on November 2nd, 1917. It stated:

 

“His Majesty’s government looks with favor upon the establishment in Palestine of a national homeland for the Jewish people.”

 

One month later, in December of 1917, the Turks surrendered Jerusalem to British.

But talk is cheap, and when it came to the reality of creating such a state, the British had many other considerations and interests to take into consideration, as we shall see presently.

FAILED PROMISES

Despite the support of certain British political figures, the British Foreign Ministry and others were generally much more pro-Arab, and the British government got busy carving out Arab countries from the lands of the Ottoman Empire.

Through their efforts the country of Iraq was created in 1921. It was a monarchy with Faisal ibn Hussein, the son of Hussein the Sherif of Mecca, as king. Soon thereafter Iraqi oil started to flow to the West.

Iraq has the second largest known oil reserves in the world (after Saudi Arabia) and it is no wonder the British were interested in having a bond with this country as well as other oil-rich Arab states.

Another country created by the British in 1922 was Jordan. In 1923, the British installed Abdullah ibn Hussein, another son of the Sherif of Mecca, as emir of the new country called Trans-Jordan, later Jordan. Jordan was confined to the East Bank of the River Jordan and did not include any part of the West Bank. (Jordan encompassed 75% of the total area of the British Mandate. In 1922 the British separated this territory from the mandate territory on the west bank of the Jordan River (which they called Palestine) and made it off-limits to Jewish settlement.)

Why were the sons of the Sherif of Mecca made rulers of these countries?

The British wanted alliances with all the Arab kingdoms. They had shored up support for the Ibn Saud of the Arabian Peninsula, who had fought the Turks alongside them. Ibn Saud got Saudi Arabia.

But when that happened, the British had to pay off the Hussein Sherif of Mecca, who was in charge of the Islamic holy sites and who had also sided with British against the Ottomans in WW I. (The Hussein family are Hashemites, the tribe of Mohammed, the founder of Islam, and have been traditionally the keepers of Holy City of Mecca.)

They had to give him and his children some land, so they gave them Iraq and Trans-Jordan — the land on the East Bank of the River Jordan.

King Abdullah of Jordan was not adverse to the creation of a Jewish State and even met secretly with members of the Jewish Agency.. He paid for his moderation with his life when he was gunned down by an assassin on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on July 20th, 1951. His brother, King Faisal II of Iraq, was also willing to live at peace with a Jewish State. He was murdered in a coup in July 14, 1958.

NO ISRAEL

Yet despite all this country-making, and despite the Balfour Declaration, the British could not get around to creating a country called Israel.

Why not?

There was a clear British bias against the Jews as is readily apparent to anyone who has studied the series of White Papers issued by the British government in the 1920s and 1930s.

The reasons for this bias were:

 

  • The British had to deal with the issue of an Arab majority living in what was left of Palestine. They came up with all kinds of partition plans all of which were rejected by the Arabs. (Not all Arabs were opposed by-the-way; King Faisal of Iraq signed an agreement with Chaim Weizman calling for peace and cooperation.)

     

     

  • Many members of the British government and military were clearly anti-Semitic and had a romantic/patronizing attitude toward the Arabs.

     

    The Arabs had oil and England needed oil. In the final analysis, the British had to take into consideration what was in their best interest. Looking after their strategic interests and placating tens of millions of Arabs was more important in their eyes than saving a few hundred thousand Jews, even though this went against the conditions of the mandate that they were granted in 1920.[1]

 

Meanwhile the poor Jews, not knowing that the British were going to back out of their promise, kept migrating to the land.

The third migration or aliyah (between 1919 and 1923) brought 35,000 Jews to the land. The fourth aliyah (between 1924 and 1928) brought 80,000 Jews to the land. The fifth aliyah(between 1929 and 1939 as Hitler rose to power in Germany) brought 250,000 Jews to the land.

ARAB RIOTS

The Arabs made it clear that they were not going to sit still for a Jewish state. In August of 1929, due to the instigation of the preachers in the mosques, a series of riots broke out in which many Jews were massacred.

The New York Times in its history of Israel (Israel: from Ancient Times to the Modern Nation, pp. 38-39) writes of this time:

 

“The riots of August, 1929, were ignited in Jerusalem over a rumor spread by Arab leaders that Jews were going to destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third most holy shrine. Fighting soon spread throughout Palestine. The worst massacres were in Hebron, sacred to Jew and Muslim alike, where 67 Orthodox Jews – men, women and children – were slaughtered by Arabs and 50 more wounded. Pierre van Paassen, a reporter, described the horror that he witnessed by lamplight in a Jewish seminary in Hebron: ‘The slain students in the yard, the dead men in the synagogue, slashed throats and mutilated bodies.’ By the time order was restored 133 Jews had been killed, 399 wounded.”

 

The 1930s saw more rioting and more massacres, especially in Jaffa and again in Hebron.

In response, the British convened the Peel Commission which almost totally did away with the Balfour Declaration that had originally promised a Jewish homeland in Palestine on both sides of the River Jordan.

In July of 1937, the Peel Commission issued a report which said that all the Jews should be confined to a tiny state that would include a sliver of land along the Mediterranean coast and a small piece in the north abutting the west side of the Lake Kineret (“Sea of Galilee”).

The Arabs greeted the Peel Commission recommendation with a revolt which lasted until 1939.

The Arab Revolt was led by Haj Amin Husseini (c. 1893-1974), who was originally appointed as the Mufti of Jerusalem by the British. It is interesting to note that in addition to hundreds of Jews who were killed by Arabs, some 3,000 Arabs died in this revolt at the hands of other Arabs and at the hands of the British.

For all the British criticism of Israel today, at that time the British were not shy in their efforts to quell the rioting. They introduced the policy of housing demolition and used artillery to shell rebellious towns.

The revolt was finally crushed and the Mufti fled first to Beirut and later to Europe, where he became an ally of Adolph Hitler, organizing a Bosnian S.S. unit to kill Jews in the Balkans.

After the war he was captured but escaped. He was later involved in fomenting violence, including the assassination of King Abdullah of Jordan in 1951. He died in Beirut in 1974. (Faisal Husseini, who was the PLO’s representatives in Jerusalem and who died of a heart attack 2001 was a relative of his.)

DEATH SENTENCE

The British did not keep the promise contained in the Balfour Declaration and neither did they keep the promise contained in the Peel Commission report.

They did enforce one aspect of the Peel Commission report — that which limited Jewish migration to the land to only 12,000 a year for the next five years (1939-1943). By doing so the British doomed the Jews under the control of Nazis — they would no longer be able to find refuge in their homeland.

They did this, knowing full well what the Germans were doing to the Jews — this was after the Nuremberg Laws and Kristallnacht (see Part 60). And still the British closed an escape route that would have saved millions of Jewish lives.

The Jews were desperate and they tried to come illegally in a movement known as Aliyah Bet. In response, the British set up a blockade to keep them out.

Many Jews managed to circumvent the blockade and it is estimated that 115,000 Jews got through. But 115,000 is a very small number compared to the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust and who could not find refuge in the land of Israel.

JEWISH RESISTANCE

Meanwhile, the mainstream of the Zionist movement in the Land of Israel coalesced into the Jewish Agency, an organization headed by David Ben-Gurion. Officially recognized by the British as representing Jewish aspirations, the Jewish Agency tried not to antagonize the British openly.

The Jewish Agency did have an underground military organization called the Haganah, which tried to protect the Jewish settlements from the Arabs (since the British were doing next to nothing in this regard.)

There were other Zionists, who were not part of the Jewish Agency, who felt that the Jewish Agency was too conciliatory to the British. As they saw it, the British had broken promise after promise to the Jews and had openly sided with the Arabs. Therefore, the Jews had to be much more pro-active.

One of those who had a more aggressive attitude was Vladimir Jabotinsky (1880-1940).

Originally from Odessa, Jabotinsky broke away from the mainstream Zionist movement and in 1923 formed the World Union of Zionist Revisionists. This organization from 1936 on urged the evacuation of Eastern European Jews to Palestine. Had their pleas been heeded by the British, many Jews could have been saved from the Holocaust.

At this time Jabotinsky also became the head of the Jewish underground movement calledIrgun Tzevai Leumi — simply known as the Irgun — founded in 1937.

In 1941, Menachem Begin (1913-1992), who would later become Prime Minister of Israel, arrived from Russia and assumed the leadership of the Irgun, which took a radical approach towards confronting the British and attacking the Arabs, who were responsible for the death of Jews.

Another, even more radical group, was the Lochamei Cherut Yisrael — better known as Lechiand called by the British the “Stern Gang” after its founder Avraham Stern (1907-1942). The future Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzchak Shamir, was one of the key leaders of Lechi.

As Jewish patience with the British withered after the devastation of the Holocaust, these more radical groups engaged in violent resistance against the British.

For example, the Irgun blew up one wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem in 1946 which at the time was the headquarters of the British authorities in Palestine. Their prior warning was apparently received and ignored. Menachem Begin quotes one British official who supposedly refused to evacuate the building, saying: “We don’t take orders from the Jews.” As a result, the casualty toll was high: 91 killed and 45 injured. Among the casualties were 15 Jews.

They also hanged two British army officers in retribution for the hanging of Irgun members, and staged a daring break-out of the Acco (Acre) prison where the British held many Jews active in the resistance.

A senior British officer summed up the effects of the Jewish resistance groups:

 

“The British Army suffered greater losses in traffic accidents than in all the [Jewish] underground operations put together. But the blows to the Empire’s pride and prestige were something which could not be digested. The break-in at the Acre Prison and hanging of the two sergeants were blows to our pride. The break-in at the prison gained the symbolic significance of the fall of the Bastille.” (To the Promised Land by Uri Dan, p. 120)

 

But the British still did not give in.

[1]For an excellent summary of the period see: Connor Cruise-O’Brien, The Siege-The Story of Israel and Zionism. (Paladin Grafton Books, 1988).

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Afghan Cartoon Rage: “If our demands are not fulfilled, we will stage more protests and resort to suicide attacks against the foreigners”

Posted by avideditor on March 9, 2008

Wow. This much rage all over a cartoon. I guess it is all due to insecurity.

Afghan Cartoon Rage: "If our demands are not fulfilled, we will stage more protests and resort to suicide attacks against the foreigners": “

Another magnificent study in proportional response, and, separately, editorial sloppiness at Reuters (highlighted below). ‘Afghans threaten attacks on troops over cartoon,’ from Reuters:

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Thousands of Afghan students blocked a highway and threatened attacks on foreign troops on Sunday in the latest protest against the reprinting of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad in Danish papers.

Sunday’s protest near the city of Jalalabad on the highway leading to Pakistan followed violent demonstrations a day earlier in the western city of Herat against the cartoon and a film on the Koran by a right wing Dutch politician.

Chanting anti-Western slogans, the marchers in Jalalabad burnt Danish and Dutch flags demanding the cartoonist and the politician, who plans to release his film this month, be put on trial.

‘If our demands are not fulfilled, we will stage more protests and resort to suicide attacks against the foreigners,’ said Ibrahim, a university student.

The demonstrators also demanded Kabul freeze its ties with the Dutch and Danish governments and expel troops from the two countries who operate under NATO’s command in Afghanistan.

The Afghan government has called the reprinting of the cartoon an attack against Islam and one official has warned it would swell the ranks of al Qaeda and its Taliban allies.

Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders is expected to release his film, thought to be critical of the Koran, later this month. Wilders has given few details, but in the past he has called the Koran a ‘fascist’ book that ‘incites violence’.

The cartoon — one of 12 that prompted bloody riots in many Muslim countries in 2006 — was republished by a number of Danish papers last month to show solidarity with the cartoonist after three men were arrested on suspicion of plotting to kill him.

Muslims consider any depiction of the Prophet offensive.

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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Barack Obamas about-face on the Palestinian cause

Posted by avideditor on March 9, 2008

I think Obama if elected to be president, he will be worse for Israel than Carter.

Barack Obama’s about-face on the Palestinian cause: “

Barack Obama has worked hard in the last few years to convince the Jewish population he is 100% behind Israel.  Is he sincere or just trying to get elected?  One pro-Palestinian American believes Obama is doing what he needs to do to get elected.In a March 4th opinion piece written by Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the Electronic Intifada, a pro Palestine website, he lamented about Obamas about-face with the Palestinian cause. The titled of his piece ‘How Barack Obama learned to love Israel seems appropriate and should be a big wake up call to anyone who is considering voting for Obama. Writings on this website speak loudly that Israel doesnt have a right to exist, at all.  Its irrelevant to them that the children of Israel and their land is clearly spoken about in the Bible and the Quran while Palestine in never mentioned in either book. 

I first met Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama almost ten years ago when, as my representative in the Illinois state senate, he came to speak at the University of Chicago. He impressed me as progressive, intelligent and charismatic…..Over the years since I first saw Obama speak I met him about half a dozen times, often at Palestinian and Arab-American community events in Chicago including a May 1998 community fundraiser at which Edward Said was the keynote speaker (pictured below). In 2000, when Obama unsuccessfully ran for Congress I heard him speak at a campaign fundraiser hosted by a University of Chicago professor. On that occasion and others Obama was forthright in his criticism of US policy and his call for an even-handed approach to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.The last time I spoke to Obama was in the winter of 2004 at a gathering in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. He was in the midst of a primary campaign to secure the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate seat he now occupies. But at that time polls showed him trailing.As he came in from the cold and took off his coat, I went up to greet him. He responded warmly, and volunteered, ‘Hey, Im sorry I havent said more about Palestine right now, but we are in a tough primary race. Im hoping when things calm down I can be more up front.’ He referred to my activism, including columns I was contributing to the The Chicago Tribune critical of Israeli and US policy, ‘Keep up the good work!’But Obama’s gradual shift into the AIPAC camp (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) had begun as early as 2002 as he planned his move from small time Illinois politics to the national scene.

…I did my part. I recently met with Obama’s legislative aide, and wrote to Obama urging a more balanced policy towards Palestine.If disappointing, given his historically close relations to Palestinian-Americans, Obamas about-face is not surprising. He is merely doing what he thinks is necessary to get elected and he will continue doing it as long as it keeps him in power.  electronicinfatada

Obama is pictured below with Edward Said who was a well-known advocate of the Palestinian cause in America.  He served for many years on the Palestinian National Council – the theoretical government of the Palestinian national movement.  He died in 2003.

According to Campus Watch, if the United States was caught unawares on 9/11, Edward Said’s name belongs high on the list of those responsible.

Are you paying attention?

From left to right, Michelle Obama, then Illinois state senator Barack Obama, Columbia University Professor Edward Said and Mariam Said at a May 1998 Arab community event in Chicago at which Edward Said gave the keynote speech. (Image from archives of Ali Abunimah)

 

 

“(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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The $150 Million Interview

Posted by avideditor on March 9, 2008

The $150 Million Interview: “Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas admitted that he believes that violence is the ultimate solution to the Middle East conflict. The admission angered a Congresswoman, and ended up costing the Palestinian Authority $150 Million.

From Israel Matzav:

On February 28, I blogged an interview that ‘moderate’ ‘Palestinian’ President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen (pictured at top left with his friend Valdemert) gave to the Jordanian newspaper al-Dustur:

‘At this present juncture, I am opposed to the armed struggle because we can’t succeed in it, but maybe in the future things will be different,’ he said.

The PA president also expressed pride both in himself and his organization, Fatah, for trailblazing the path of resistance.

‘I had the honor of firing the first shot in 1965 and of being the one who taught resistance to many in the region and around the world; what it’s like; when it is effective and when it isn’t effective; its uses, and what serious, authentic and influential resistance is,’ Abbas said.

‘It is common knowledge when and how resistance is detrimental and when it is well timed,’ he addad. ‘We (Fatah) had the honor of leading the resistance and we taught resistance to everyone, including Hizbullah, who trained in our military camps.’

At least one Congresswoman noticed that interview: Nita Lowey (D-NY). Because of her efforts, that interview may cost Abu Bluff’s ‘Palestinian Authority’ $150 million.

A top congressional appropriator, Foreign Operations Chairman Nita Lowey, said flatly, ‘President Abbas’ recent statements cast doubt on his willingness to take the steps necessary for peace with Israel.’


But Mr. Abbas’ comments alone likely would not have sparked this fracas. Just one day after news of the interview shocked key legislators and staffers, who learned of it last Thursday when it was translated into English by watchdog group Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), the administration sent over its request for $150 million in direct cash assistance to Abbas’ PA.

‘What were they [administration officials] thinking sending over the request the day after Abbas announces he’s open to re-starting terrorism and doesn’t really recognize Israel’s right to exist?’ asked one miffed Hill staffer.


The lesson of the Middle East Conflict is that Islam does not recognize anyone’s right to exist.

It isn’t just about Israel. The same thing goes on everywhere. Muslims move in, they bring in their relatives, they have children, and when they begin to comprise a large percentage of the population, they begin to agitate for the imposition of Sharia law, which is effectively the establisment of a Muslim state.

Read today’s papers. Read the history of the 20th Century. Muslims did this in India, and wound up with the territory now known as Pakistan. They did it in the Phillipines and have now ended up with part of the island of Mindanao. They did it in the Balkans, and have now ended up with the land known as Kosovo.

And, they are doing it in the ‘Middle East’, and their goal is to end up with the land now known as Israel.

If we, as a civilization, do not come to recognize the pattern of the game they are playing, we will eventually lose the territory now known as Europe.

When are we going to realize?

This is not to say that all Muslims want to establish an Islamic state within our borders. The problem is that there representative institutions do. CAIR, the Muslim Public Affairs Council of Britain, and all the other major Muslim organizations have made statements in favor of Sharia at one time or another.

The truth is, there is no Islamic political organization, media outlet, academic institution, or government, of any appreciable size, anywhere in the world, which is moderate.

Here’s a question to ask yourself. Where have Muslims lived, other than the United States, where they have not agitated for the imposition of Sharia law?


UPDATE: Mahmoud Abbas’ official Palestinian Authority daily newspaper has honored the killer of the eight high school students gunned down this week with the status of Shahid – Holy Islamic Martyr. In so doing, the PA is sending its people a straightforward message of support for the terror murders and the murderer. According to the PA interpretation of Islam, there is no higher status that a human being can achieve today than that of Shahid.

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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Palestinian Child Abuse

Posted by avideditor on March 9, 2008

click the link bellow to see the amazing video documenting how the pali jihadis use children as expendable human shields. I was trying to post the video here but I couldn’t figure it out. Sorry I am new to this.  

Palestinian Child Abuse: “Here’

s a video showing how the palestinians use children as human shields and have them perpetrate terrorist acts themselves.Keep these images in mind next time you hear of a palestinian child being killed.”(Via Israellycool.)

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Chinese Discover Islamic Terror Plot Targeting Olympics

Posted by avideditor on March 9, 2008

Do you think China will take care of terror in a more effective way then the west. This great commentary comes form Holger Awakens.

Chinese Discover Islamic Terror Plot Targeting Olympics: “

Okay – you may notice something ‘different’ about the Holger Awakens title above concerning the incident where China has discovered a terrorist plot to attack the Olympics – different from the headlines from AP and AFP anyway…and that is the word ‘Islamic.’ Most of the news wire services are leaving that one word out, perhaps thinking they can hide the fact that this was a jihadist plot INSIDE of China.
The article that I am linking from is this AP report at Yahoo.
Now, if you read article, you will read over 210 words of that article before you get to that magic word that AP and AFP and UPI and Reuters and Breitbart and Yahoo so dearly try to avoid – ISLAMIC terrorists.

The Chinese, aftering killing several of the jihadists in this operation, found in the raid, weapons and explosive materials and plans and also at the same announcement, they revealed efforts by terrorists to bring down a China Southern flight on Friday.

Here’s the piece of the article that actually begrudgingly links to the culprits:

Police found guns, homemade bombs, training materials and ‘extremist religious ideological materials’ during the Jan. 27 raid in Urumqi, in which two members of the gang were killed and 15 arrested, according to earlier reports.
Chinese forces have for years been battling a low-intensity separatist movement among Xinjiang’s Uighurs, a Turkic Muslim people culturally and ethnically distinct from China’s Han majority. Iron-fisted Chinese rule has largely suppressed the violence, however, and no major bombing or shooting incidents have been reported in almost a decade.
Wang said the group had been trained by and was following the orders of a Uighur separatist group based in Pakistan and Afghanistan called the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, or ETIM. The group has been labeled a terrorist organization by both the United Nations and the United States. East Turkestan is another name for Xinjiang.

The point I am trying to make is that this is a significant event. This is probably just a drop in the bucket in what China will face in planning for the Olympics. But these news agencies, with their insidious links to the terrorists for ‘scoops’ and for assistance in troubled areas, once again have done all they can to mislead the world as to who is behing 99.5% of the terror in this world.

Look at this particular article and I’ll show you how they do it (first off, remember 90% of the people who read these articles never get past the first two or three paragraphs):

1. The article title just says ‘terrorists’
2. The first line calls those killed….’alleged terrorists’ (sure, they were killed along with weapons, bombs and blueprints of the Olympics but they are only ‘alleged’)
3. Now, look how the reporter paints the picture of oppression of these islamists: ‘Iron-fisted Chinese rule ‘

Is this insane? Can you imagine if during this politically charged time in America of Presidential campaigns, a CBS reporter wrote that ‘John McCain showed his infamous temper on a flight today and lashed out at an innocent young reporter who simply asked him a question’ ??? Oh wait, they DID do that. Never mind.

China: Terrorists targeted Olympics

BEIJING – Chinese police killed alleged terrorists plotting to attack the Beijing Olympics, while a flight crew managed to prevent an apparent attempt to crash a Chinese jetliner in a separate case just last week, officials said Sunday.

Wang Lequan, the top Communist Party official in the western region of Xinjiang, said materials seized in a January raid in the regional capital, Urumqi, had described a plot with a purpose ‘specifically to sabotage the staging of the Beijing Olympics.’
‘Their goal was very clear,’ Wang told reporters in Beijing.
Wang cited no other evidence and earlier reports on the raid had made no mention of Olympic targets.
Speaking at the same meeting, Xinjiang’s governor said a flight crew prevented an apparent attempt to crash a China Southern flight from Urumqi on Friday. Nur Bekri did not specifically label the incident a terrorist act, saying it remained under investigation. No passengers were injured and police were investigating, he said.

China has ratcheted up anti-terror preparations ahead of the August Games, with the nation’s top police official last year labeling terrorism the biggest threat facing the event.
Police found guns, homemade bombs, training materials and ‘extremist religious ideological materials’ during the Jan. 27 raid in Urumqi, in which two members of the gang were killed and 15 arrested, according to earlier reports.
Chinese forces have for years been battling a low-intensity separatist movement among Xinjiang’s Uighurs, a Turkic Muslim people culturally and ethnically distinct from China’s Han majority. Iron-fisted Chinese rule has largely suppressed the violence, however, and no major bombing or shooting incidents have been reported in almost a decade

(Via Holger Awakens.)

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