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The Israeli massacre of Deir Yasin - 9 April 1948

On the night of April 9, 1948, the Irgun Zvei Leumi surrounded the village of Deir Yasin, located on the outskirts of Jerusalem. After giving the sleeping residents a 15 minute warning to evacuate, Menachem Begin's terrorists attacked the village of 700 people, killing 254 mostly old men, women and children and wounding 300 others. Begin's terrorists tossed many of the bodies in the village well, and paraded 150 captured women and children through the Jewish sectors of Jerusalem.

The Haganah and the Jewish Agency, which publicly denounced the atrocity after the details had become public several days later, did all they could to prevent the Red Cross from investigating the attack. It wasn't until three days after the attack that the Zionist armies permitted Jacques de Reynier, chief representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Jerusalem, to visit the village.

Ironically, the Deir Yasin villagers had signed a non aggression pact with the leaders of the adjacent Jewish Quarter, Giv'at Shaul and had even refused military personnel from the Arab Liberation Army from using the village as a base.

Comment: See also:
List of Palestinian Localities destroyed after the 1948 creation of the State of Israel

List of 425 ethnically cleansed Palestinian villages and town


Smiley

How under-the-gun Iran plays it cool

More than two years ago, Seymour Hersh disclosed in the New Yorker how President George W Bush was considering strategic nuclear strikes against Iran. Ever since, a campaign to demonize that country has proceeded in a relentless, Terminator-like way, applying the same techniques and semantic contortions that were so familiar in the period before the Bush administration launched its invasion of Iraq.

Magnify

Iran's ambassador to IAEA rejects US allegations

Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh rejected unfounded claims made by the US and some European countries on Iran's nuclear program.

A letter written by the Iranian official says IAEA regular monitoring of Iran's nuclear facilities and its dispatching of watchdogs proved the US and Europe allegations wrong.

Iran intends to use civilian nuclear technology only to meet the country's growing need for power.

Comment: The 'truthiness' of the statements in this article were deemed so dangerous that Google's verdict was: "Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer".



Gear

Obsessive Sarkosis: The new neurosis



La Sarkose obsessionnelle
©Unknown

French psychiatrist Serge Hefez has written a book about the ever-present character of the French president in the minds of the French, La Sarkose obsessionnelle.

The following is a translation of a description that appeared on the French news site rue89:
After a year of familiarization, how to stop being Sarkointoxicated?

by HUBERT ARTUS | Rue89 | 06/05/2008

[...] Smoking Narcissism is bad for your health

"When I think of him, I feel overwhelmed by an obscene substance of which I am unable to rid myself."

Propaganda

More hysteria: Israel says Iran could have nukes by '09

With Iran racing forward with its nuclear program, Israel now believes the Islamic Republic will master centrifuge technology and be able to begin enriching uranium on a military scale this year, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

The new assessment moves up Israel's forecasts on Teheran's nuclear program by almost a full year - from 2009 to the end of 2008. According to the new timeline, Iran could have a nuclear weapon by the middle of next year.

Iran, a senior defense official said on Tuesday, had encountered numerous technical obstacles on its way to enriching uranium but was now on track to master the technology needed to enrich uranium within six months.

Comment: This article is absolutely no indication that Iran will have enriched uranium on a military scale in six months.

It is clear indication, however, that it is very likely that it will be attacked this year.


War Whore

Warpimp Bolton: US should bomb Iranian camps

john Bolton
© Associated Press
John Bolton was an influential member of President Bush's inner circle
John Bolton, America's ex-ambassador to the United Nations, has called for US air strikes on Iranian camps where insurgents are trained for war in Iraq.

Mr Bolton said that striking Iran would represent a major step towards victory in Iraq. While he acknowledged that the risk of a hostile Iranian response harming American's overseas interests existed, he said the damage inflicted by Tehran would be "far higher" if Washington took no action.

Network

China mounts cyber attacks on Indian sites

China's cyber warfare army is marching on, and India is suffering silently. Over the past one and a half years, officials said, China has mounted almost daily attacks on Indian computer networks, both government and private, showing its intent and capability.

The sustained assault almost coincides with the history of the present political disquiet between the two countries.

Alarm Clock

Golden Nuggets - Sexing Up An Iranian War

How many Muslim lives can you get for a "golden nugget"?

Back in 2003, after the start of the Iraq invasion, then chairman of the UK's Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) and current head of British overseas intelligence agency MI6, requested that "ten golden nuggets" be included in the US-backed Iraq Survey Group's report on WMD's in Iraq.

golden nugget
©Worldofrockhounds

"Golden nuggets", as it turned out, was Mr. Scarlett's euphemistic term for "lies" and included several deliciously bogus claims:

Star of David

Israeli involvement in 9/11: The Israeli military aircraft company tied to 9/11

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A little-known and privately-held aircraft leasing company created by the Israeli military intelligence is connected to the Mossad-run airport security and passenger screening company at the center of the "false flag" terror network of 9-11.

Solving 9-11

I am not like those who claimed to be 9-11 researchers, but who now say they have "moved beyond 9/11." How can anyone abandon the pursuit of the truth about 9-11 before the crime has been solved?

Six years after the terrorist attacks in which some 3,000 innocent people died, not one victim's lawsuit has yet gone to trial. As a nation, Americans can not allow 9-11 to go unsolved.

How can we forget the hundreds of people who were roasted alive in the burning twin towers? How can we ignore the death and destruction that we, as a result, have wrongfully inflicted on the innocent people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, and Palestine?

Who can accept an unelected administration dragging our military from one illegal war to another in the utterly fraudulent "war on terror," which they have promised will last for generations?

Comment: What makes this article especially interesting is that it links to the site of Christopher Bollyn, a suspected COINTELPRO agent.

There are many well established COINTELPRO techniques that we have witnessed. One such technique is the building of a 'straw man' argument, which will draw in lots of interest, and can then be swiftly demolished by revealing its previously hidden fatal flaw, thus discrediting by association either a particular line of investigation, or the whole truth movement in general.

Bollyn was involved in an example of this, when he publicised a Pentagon false eye witness (Sam Danner). See "FLIGHT 77: Fake Pentagon eyewitness IDs Global Hawk". This is very interesting because he appeared attached to the Pentagon strike as an issue, yet didn't particularly address the most fundamental weaknesses of the official version of events. Clearly the events at the Pentagon are of prime importance, because the attack on the Pentagon is THE fundamental weakness in the official story. When a 9/11 researcher dismisses or otherwise diverts attention away from the Pentagon attack it is suggestive of a hidden agenda. In this latest lengthy missive (possibly penned by Bollyn himself), the Pentagon is almost completely ignored.

If one is judged by the fruit of one's actions, rather than words, then it is clear that the fruit of Bollyn's actions was to undermine and discredit the attempts to piece together the most crucial events on 9/11, at the Pentagon, and to shift the focus elsewhere.

Not only that, part of this latest article is reminiscent of a similar (and dubious) tale of Bollyn's where he described himself being attacked and arrested for pursuing the truth. See "Christopher Bollyn Harassed and Beaten by Undercover Cops?"
Such a story furthers several COINTELPRO aims:

- it reinforces the general undercurrent of fear that if one starts looking "they'll come and break down your door", thereby acting as a psychological disuassion towards further research.

- it somewhat hystericizes the whole search for truth, sows discord, and adds to the gradual but persistent undermining of the '9/11 truth movement'. See Alex Jones and 911 Scholars: The Parable of the Good Shepherd

- it also displays such twisted mental chicanery that the average spectator is completely baffled, suffers psychological paralysis, and has to withdraw in bewilderment from investigating any further.

- it appears to reinforce the agent's legitimacy: "look, I'm being attacked, I must be getting too close to the truth"

It is also totally bogus. Whoever is responsible for the 9/11 attacks (be it Mossad or the CIA or anyone else), had the ability to strike successfully into the heart of the most rabidly militarized and paranoid nation on earth, and would therefore have no problem whatsoever permanently silencing any individual whom they deemed truly dangerous, and it would be done in such a way that it appeared to be an accident.

It is interesting to note that those who take part in this dance have a tendency to inadvertently reveal their agenda in some way. Often this is in the form of projecting their own behaviour onto their targetted victim. So, it is interesting that the article has this to say:
At every critical point where the events and circumstances of 9-11 should have been investigated and discussed, there has been a Zionist, a dedicated devotee of the State of Israel, occupying the key position and acting as the controller and censor of evidence the gatekeeper of information.
A Gatekeeper indeed!

The article is very persistent in its pursuit of Israel as the main culprit. Clearly, Israel is a major power who has had the most to gain from 9/11, but once again a possible truth is mixed in with a lie or a general 'fudging' of the issue. There are at least a couple of tricky problems with the way this is presented:

Firstly there is no distinction made between the Zionist elite in control of Israel, and the Jewish population in general. One has to wonder whether this is deliberate, because certainly, anyone who vilifies the entire Jewish people not only puts their own safety in jeopardy due to the powerful Jewish lobby, but also exhibits an extreme lack of empathy for the average Jew who will inevitably be caught up in the consequences of their leaders' actions, whether they agree with and understand it, or not. Perhaps the idea is not so much to draw 9/11 truth seekers into a 'straw man' argument but rather to involve them in a dangerous and unproductive one?

The second problem: the writer hints that blaming Israel gets the US administration 'off the hook':
"if we allow our minds and our nation to be so easily hijacked by a pack of lies construed by a foreign power that terrorizes our citizens and extorts our government officials?"
when clearly the fundamental problem lies with the psychopathic individuals who wield power throughout the geopolitical stage. Without a full understanding of the pathological nature of these people, nothing else will add up. So, again, the article deftly steers around the crucial issue.

The issue of Israeli involvement in 9/11 is extremely sensitive and contentious and one that most sources simply will not touch under any circumstances. SOTT has come under heavy fire for addressing this issue in the past, yet in this article it is not so much 'touched', as rampaged across with a bulldozer. One has to ask why?

Because of the extremely high stakes attached to discovering the truth of 9/11, it is obvious that those who have something to hide have taken extreme and sophisticated measures to keep everyone in the dark, chasing their own tails. So to even begin to peel back the layers of lies mixed with truth it is vitally important that one learns to see these manouvres and that the tactics become familiar 'currency'. To such an end, perhaps Christopher Bollyn has done us all a favour in providing another example.

Once again we see exposed before us, the workings of Protocol 12 (see half way down the linked page), the supposedly 'hoaxed' document which nevertheless somehow keeps 'coincidentally' predicting events and strategies in uncannily accurate detail.

See also:

The Cult of the Plausible Lie

How to Spot COINTELPRO Agents

Now, read the article again...


Red Flag

Syria rejects U.S. allegations on existence of nuclear activities

Syria has denounced "the fabrication and forging of facts" of the U.S. administration over the existence of nuclear activities in the Arab country, the official SANA news agency reported on Friday.

"Syria categorically rejects the U.S. allegations," the report quoted an official Syrian foreign ministry source as saying in a statement.

"Such a U.S. administration campaign is fundamentally aimed at deluding the U.S. Congress and the world public opinion by allegations to give an excuse for the Israeli raid on Syria in September last year," said the statement.