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Dark Politics End of Year Review: 2010

December 31, 2010

By Dark Politricks

As another depressing year comes to a close and I sit here wondering what the point of it all is I thought I would write a little review of what I think have been the major talking points and politrickery from 2010.

2010 has been the year that:

Israel went too far and a lot more of the world for the first time sat up and realised that just maybe it isn’t the pluralistic democratic free society that it keeps claiming to be. The pirate like attack on the high seas of the Mavi Marmara that saw 9 flotilla activists murdered showed the world a number of things:

  • It showed how little regard Israel has for international law in that it believes it can invade Turkish boats in international waters, kill a load of people and pay no consequences what so ever. It has gotten away with so much for so long that it feels that it can basically stick two fingers up to the world. Hypocrisy is too subtle a word for Israeli conduct that includes being able to assassinate a 19 year old photographer, Furkan Dogan, with five bullet wounds, to the face, head, back,thorax, left leg and foot. All of the entry wounds were on the back of his body which means he was basically murdered and it was not an act of self defence by the IDF.
  • This murder of an American, which was caught on camera, showed yet again how the tail wags the dog in terms of America and Israel relationship. If this act of piracy in international waters had been committed by any other country apart from Israel the US would have been outraged. If the act had been committed by Iran or Syria we would probably be at war right now. Yet all we heard from US politicians of all colours and the nightly TV talk shows that are usually so quick to jump to attack mode was silence and excuses for Israel’s behaviour.
  • This apologetic stance by the world media showed yet another clear example of why in the 21st century the bought and paid for TV stations, broadsheets and tabloid press is an outdated mechanism when it comes to getting fair and balanced reporting on topics of international importance. Whilst the blogosphere was up in arms providing reporting, analysis and opposing points of view the main stream media was busy repeating Israeli Hasbara and IDF propoganda including the now debunked “go back to Aushwitz” and “remember 9.11” video which had been doctored and offered as “proof” of the anti-semitic terrorist nature of the Flotilla.

The Flotilla incident wasn’t the only one that brought Israel to the forefront of international news. We had the Mossad hit in Dubai in which stolen British passports were used by a hit team sent to assassinate a Hamas leader. The failed attempt at peace talks initiated by Obama in which we had the demeaning sight of the USA basically begging Israel to give peace one more try only to be rebutted at every turn. Even the bribe of billions of dollars worth of high tech armoury and stealth bombers for a piddly 90 day freeze on settlement building wasn’t enough to bring Israel back to the talking table.

Behind the scenes the Israelis and their paid for shills in Congress were demanding the release of the traitor and spy Johnathan Pollard who had sold American nuclear secrets to Israel who then passed them to the USSR as well as revealing the identities of a number of agents who were then executed. Israel treats this criminal as some kind of uber hero and demands his release at every possible opportunity. At least there is some kind of line the Americans are not prepared to cross when it comes to showing their subservience to Israel.

Alongside all this with had the usual trickery and pro war propaganda from the pro Israeli lobby which is intent on using its powers to start another war with Iran and remove Hezbollah from south Lebonon. Not only have we had preposterous stories of Bin Laden hiding out in Irans mountains (why not combine two bogeymen together) we have had the Stuxnet virus attack on Irans nuclear facilities and the assassination of Iranian scientists in broad daylight by bomb wielding motorbike riders.

Talking of intelligence agency shenanigans and conspiracies or their proper title of State Crimes against the people, 2010 was I feel the year that 9.11 Truth went mainstream in a big way. It was also the year in which a lot of the claims people in the 9.11 movement have been making for years and called tin foil hat wearing loons for doing so were proved right.

Not only has the excellent Architects and Engineers for 9.11 Truth taken their in depth analysis of the collapse of the Twin Towers on the road and appeared on TV stations across the USA they held a brilliant light show on this years anniversary of the event in which they shone a huge light into the New York City skyline to remind people about the 3rd Tower that fell that day WTC-7.

This is the 47 storey tower that wasn’t hit by any plane and still collapsed into its own footprint on the afternoon of 9.11. The NIST report into this buildings collapse took a number of years and when published put the blame down to a progressive fire induced collapse caused by thermal expansion which caused a single column to weaken and buckle which in turn collapsed the building.

This theory has been extensively debunked and unfortunately for NIST is not backed up by the events witnessed on the day. It has been over 9 years since the collapse of WTC-7 and the investigators put in charge of explaining this unique event to the world has still not managed to produce a convincing explanation for why building seven fell at speeds indistinguishable from freefall for 2.4 seconds. This just does not happen in natural fire induced building collapses and even though NIST have admitted that freefall did occur they have decided the only way to explain it is to just ignore it and hope it goes away. 2010 is the year that WTC-7 refused to go away.

2010 is also the year that freedom of information requests led to the release of previously unseen videos and audio recordings from New York on 9.11 that prove that secondary explosions did occur throughout the day in the World Trade Centre and that many reliable witnesses including first responders, fire men and journalists all experienced them.

2010 is also the year that 911 Truth broke through into the lame stream media. FOX News, the last refuge of the Bush government can do no wrong crowd even started discussing the possibility that 9.11 could have been an inside job with both Judge Napolitano and Geraldo Rivera both doing segments discussing this possibility. More and more celebrities, ex military, politicians and people of influence around the world spoke out about 9.11 and who can forget the sight of the US delegation and its allies at the UN walking out when Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave his speech outlining quite legitimately and correctly the various possible explanations behind those tragic events.

Whilst much of the mainstream media still tries to promote the official story by doing documentaries based on straw man arguments and proof by omission yet again the alternative media has led the charge. The increasing strength of the web to distribute and promote #altnews has led to an increased crackdown on the net and free speech in general. 2010 was the year we saw the idea of an internet kill switch being proposed supposedly to combat the threat of cyber terrorism but in reality a legislative sledge hammer designed to crack a potentially troublesome nut.

It is in this context of online security threats that we can see the WikiLeaks episode being used as the perfect excuse to introduce far reaching and potentially life changing internet regulation by those who would rather we only read official government approved news sources. Whether WikiLeaks is as some claim a clever game of double bluff to promote certain foreign policy objectives or not it is clear that the most recent leaks are being used by the right wing fear lobby to increase pressure towards some form of crackdown on the web.

Whether this comes in the form of a “licence” to blog as proposed earlier this year at Davos or a journalistic permit as some would like it seems that there is a push towards more regulation of the internet. The Federal Trade Commissions working paper on reinventing journalism made it very clear that they see alternative news sites as a threat and rather than trying to modernise and open up the old media they would rather limit the new by constraining it in red tape, laws and “proprietary facts”. That’s right we are heading down the road where a “fact” can be owned and you maybe charged for reporting on said fact without permission.

It seems that the alternative media is having far too much influence for those in powers liking and this has been the year in which it finally shook off images of nerds in basements tweeting about wizards and warlocks and started punching above its weight.

Closer to home 2010 was the year that the UK saw it’s first post war coalition government between the Tories and the Lib Dem’s and for the first time in a very long time no-one can say they got the government they actually voted for. In a marriage between Liberals and Neo Cons we have ended up with a shaky consensus in which the primary shared goal is to reduce the deficit by reducing spending and increasing taxes.

In the great financial debarcle in which the banksters sold all our futures down the river for a fat Christmas bonus the debate centers around who’s fault was it and who has to pay for it. At the moment most people in the UK agree it wasn’t the fault of school teachers, nurses, policemen, students and most workers in the public or private sector. We all know who caused the banks to over leverage themselves, gamble on the biggest bookies in town like drunk sailors and then spunk the pensions and investments of grannies all round the country on worthless securitized mortgage investments and their tenth Ferrari however we are expected to pay for their mistakes.

Whilst government advisers like Phillip Green manage to avoid paying tax on over a billion quid the poorest people in society are being squeesed like never before. Benefits are being cut, jobs in the public sector lost like never before and at the same time taxes on everything are going up. No longer do people protest about fuel being 90p a litre as we did a few years back with go slows and fuel blockades. No we have forgotten all that as we pay over £1.20 at the pump, and as VAT is about to rise to 20% in a couple of days and as inflation remains above it’s desired level we can all expect a huge increase in the cost of living in a potential re-run of Thatchers nightmare from the 80’s.

The people of Europe are starting to get angry and rightly so. It remains to be seen whether the people of the USA match the anger already being seen in streets from Athens to London but 2011 is set to be a year filled with demonstrations, riots and dissent.

All the righteous anger felt by many across the world will undoubtedly be used as another excuse by our corrupt governments to ramp up their police state apparatus and engage in well practised acts of brutality against their citizens. When the money runs out and people are looking for someone to blame the government will resort to them against us tactics and we will see a rise in the “enemy within” meme as domestic terrorist cells, patsies and unknowing dupes are uncovered one by one in an attempt to foster some kind of them against us solidarity.

The war on terror has already been used as the perfect pretext to fight wars across the globe and increase draconian measures at home and this is only going to continue to get worse in the current economic climate. It seems that the USA is already a de-facto police state in all but name and George Bush seems to have been right when he famously claimed that the constitution was nothing more than a piece of paper. It is pretty clear from the Patriot Act, Warrantless Wiretaps, Torture and indefinite detention what kind of paper he was referring to and it’s a great shame that one of the greatest experiments in freedom and liberty has come to such an end so quickly.

It makes me wonder whether our own rationalists and philosophical leaders of the Age of Reason were thinking ahead when they chose not to append our own constitution to paper. It’s a lot harder to get upset about something being decimated and destroyed when you can’t picture it in the first place. However Americans have no such excuse and it can surely not be too much longer before push comes to shove and the average Joe gets fed up with all the naked body scanning, forced blood letting, illegal spying and all the rest.

Whilst 2010 has been a great year for the online alternative media it has been a poor one for personal freedom and civil liberties. It is clear from the events I have mentioned that the power elites are still firmly in control of the puppet strings and the one upside is that with the internet becoming more and more the primary source of information and news for many fed up citizens, more and more people are becoming aware of just how rigged this game of life is against them. Hopefully 2011 will be the year that worm finally turns.

 

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BBC Panorama show ducks the hard questions over Israel’s attack on the Gaza Flotilla

August 22, 2010

By Dark Politricks

Last weeks BBC’s Panorama programme took a look at the recent Israeli flotilla attack which resulted in 9 people being killed and many more seriously injured.

I have attached the videos to the bottom of this article so that you can watch the show yourself if you haven’t already done so and then you can make up your own mind on whether this was a fair and balanced piece or rather a pro Israeli hit piece.

After watching the show last night it is very clear that it falls into the latter camp and it missed some very important points regarding the events from the night of the attack.

1. Why did the IDF release doctored video to the public which had been edited to paint members of the Flotilla as holocaust deniers who were gloating over 9/11. It has been proven that this video was a fake and the Panorama presenter mentioned this in parsing but there was no look at why the IDF created such propaganda if they had nothing to hide.

2. There was no mention of the assassination list that was found on the flotilla which had apparently been taken from one of the captured IDF soldiers. Why did the IDF have such a list and why did they have orders to kill those on the list.

3. The most important aspect which was missed from the TV show was the nature of the deaths. The autopsies show that many of the dead had multiple gun shot wounds in the back and in the head. The IDF claim that the fighting was at close quarters but this does not explain why some people were shot in the back. This also doesn’t explain the death of the 19 year old American Fulkan Dogan who was shot five times from less that 45cm, in the face, in the back of the head, twice in the leg and once in the back. The following video shows how the IDF beat and kicked this young man who was on the floor and posed no threat to them before callously murdering him:

This is murder and not self defence and whilst the IDF soldiers interviewed in the programme claim that they were fighting for their lives and only shot in self defence this video clearly refutes that claim. Panorama should have investigated these claims rather than taking the IDF’s excuses at face value. No matter what had happened earlier in the night this was a clear case of the Israeli’s assassinating someone who was in no position to defend himself.

Panorama should be ashamed of itself as it has proven to be nothing more than a convenient Israeli mouth piece and rather than take a fair and balanced view that looked at the difficult questions of Israeli cold blooded murder it instead spent the show trying to paint the Flotilla as having been overrun with Turkish terrorist sympathisers who were spoiling for a fight with the Israelis.

Maybe there were people on board who were spoiling for a fight and there were most definitley people on board who support Hamas and despise the Israeli occupation just like many people all across the world do. However we must always remember one thing when it comes to the Flotilla attack and that’s is the attack took place in International Waters.

Israel had no right under any national or international law to attack the Flotilla in the way it did and those on board had every right under international law to defend themselves. This was a clear cut case of piracy and Israel could have easily let the Flotilla enter Israeli territorial waters before trying to board which would have given their cause more legitimacy however they chose not to do this and therefore they are clearly in the wrong.

You can watch the BBC Panorama episode below:

The hypocrisy of Israel over the Flotilla attack

June 17, 2010

By Dark Politricks

In the few weeks since the attack on the flotilla by Israel I have talked to many people both online and offline about the event. I am from the UK and almost everyone here I can recall speaking to about this event has thought on similar lines in that:

– Israel was bang out of order attacking the peace flotilla in international waters and murdering those passengers on board. They broke international laws and showed a complete disregard to the wishes of the international community in their response to the outrage directed towards them afterwards.

– The government of Hamas as nasty as it is in all that it does to the people of Israel and it’s own citizens does not equate to the citizens of Gaza who are suffering immensely under the illegal blockade of their territory.

– Most importantly, they all thought that Israel would get away with it.

However people I have spoke to on the Internet who have mostly been American have taken a very stridently pro-Israeli view. They believe:

– Israel had every right to invade the flotilla even though it was in international waters.

– That the whole purpose of the flotilla was not to bring aid to the people of Gaza but to smuggle weapons into Gaza to be used by Hamas.

– That those on board were terrorists, Hamas sympathisers and enemies of Israel.

– That the blockade of Gaza is justified and that Israel has the right to do whatever it takes to enforce it’s own security. It seems to these people that the suffering of a million people is justified if it stops just one rocket into Israel.

I have been called a terrorist enabler, a supporter of Hamas and an anti-semite for believing as millions of others do that Israel was in the wrong when it attacked the flotilla. Even though all of these claims are logically false they are to be expected from those who have abandoned truth, logic and the rule of law a long time ago.

I don’t know if the immense support those people in America give Israel, no matter what crimes it commits, are more to do with their Christian belief in the end times and biblical phrophecy, a hatred of all peoples with darker skin and Muslim sounding names, or just very cold hearts who cannot comprehend the outrageous hypocrisy involved in their support for Israel.

They don’t seem able to differentiate between Hamas and the people of Gaza and believe all the propoganda and lies that are disseminated about the conflict. One such claim which has been doing the rounds on the internet lately is that the people of Gaza didn’t even require any of the aid that the flotilla was bringing due to the “fact” that Israel generously allows all the humanitarian aid that their terrorist hearts could possibly desire into the open air prison at times of their own choosing.

Forget that Israel only allows a paltry 100 different food types in and that medicine is scarce and that 90% of the houses and offices destroyed during operation cast lead have still not been rebuilt due to Israel’s refusal to allow any forms of building materials in. No life in Gaza is just thriving and the people are just happy smiling faces who enjoy their suffering at the hands of the Israelis.

It truly is a case of small minds and cold hearts and in the same way as those people who have never seen true violence are so eager to go to war, the comfortable and well off who only see the world in terms of black and white believe everyone in Gaza is a Hamas terrorist or supporter who deserves everything they get.

In the same way as a bullied child often turns into  bully it seems Israel has taken the abuse it suffered from the 30’s and earlier and then passed it down the line to the Palestinians. However in the same way that a rapist who was also abused as child is not excused their own crimes Israel should not be given a free pass due to its own past suffering.

We supposedly live in a world that is ruled by law. If the law is not obeyed by all then it’s not a fair world and those that live above the law are destined to be punished when those below finally overcome them.

In the same way that a well connected politician often escapes a harsh court sentence due to favours being called upon Israel seems to always escape any form of censure or punishment due to it’s own nefarious connections and bribes. It is no wonder that a large portion of the world see’s Israel and it’s enabler the USA in such a dark light.

Let’s carry out a thought experiment and swap the players around and see whether the outrage being directed as Israel is deserved or not.

What would the response be if President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iran had done the following:

– Attacked a flotilla of western owned boats that were full of Christian Peace Activists hoping to bring aid, medicine and building supplies to the opponents of last years presidential elections results who are trying to overthrow the legitimate government of Iran.

-The attack was carried out in international waters and therefore legally the territories of England, France and Canada who the ships belonged do were attacked by proxy.

-During the attack Iran executed a number of the activists and injured many others. This was not only witnessed by many but caught on camera and proved by autopsy reports.

-After the attack, the revolutionary guards and Iranian members of parliament initiated a world wide propaganda campaign to excuse their actions. They leaked false reports about members of the flotilla being Christian extremists and terrorists who were trying to smuggle rockets and firearms into Iran. They released doctored video and audio evidence that had been tampered to make the activists sound like racists and they destroyed all the laptops, cameras and videos that had been made by the activists that showed evidence to the contrary.

-In the face of international outrage a the incident Iran just said “we have a right to defend ourselves from terrorist attack” and ignored all requests for an impartial and independent inquiry into the attacks to to be held.

-Not happy with the world being outraged the Iranians started to pull strings and their lobbies around the world started to call in favours. The bought and paid for United States Congress, which Iran basically controlled through it’s Iranian American Public Relations Agency, started a campaign to get  a bill passed in the house to support Iran’s right to defend itself and to label the flotilla organisers as terrorists.

-The countries who had supported the flotilla which included the UK and Canada were to be publicly derided on the Iranian controlled news channels within the USA and the members of parliament in the UK and Canada who had raised questions in their respective parliaments about the attack were to have their honour and integrity brought into question for daring to question Iran’s right to defend itself.

Add to this recent attack the following:

-Iranian agents murdered a CIA operative in a hotel room in Dubai and used stolen USA passports to carry out the attack putting the holders of those passports lives in danger.

-Iran also has over 150+ nuclear weapons but refuses to acknowledge this fact. When the international community try to engage Iran to help remove all nuclear weapons from the region they are ignored.

-Iran is found to be at the top of the league of countries who are involved in spying within the borders of the USA. Not only are high profile Iranian agents often discovered and jailed but Iran is thought to be able to access the telecommunication networks within the White House and other government buildings at will due to the companies who run those systems being of Iranian origin.

-Not only can Iran listen in to high level conversations on demand it is known to have control over many members of congress due to blackmail and is able to effect government decisions as if it were the government itself.

It wouldn’t happen would it?

You would be outraged. There were be war cries all around the globe and the forces of the combined western nations involved in the attack would already be forming for an attack on Iran.

So why is it that one nation can do all of the above with impunity whilst others wouldn’t dare?

I know the answer and it’s one shared by a growing number. The answer is they shouldn’t. What I still cannot understand is why some people still believe they can.

Israeli racism and hypocrisy

June 17, 2010

By Dark Politricks

So just to recap for anyone who has been asleep for the last fortnight:

Israel has basically attacked Turkey, a NATO country, by illegally attacking a Turkish boat in international waters. The Mavi Marmara was full of peace activists who were trying to break the illegal blockade of Gaza by bringing much needed aid, medicine and building supplies into the port of Gaza by sea.

Israel had no right to invade this boat in international waters. No matter how much it claims it has the right to defend itself which is not in dispute this was NOT an act of defense but rather attack.

Under international law the people on board the flotilla had every right to sail to Gaza to deliver their aid which had been inspected at numerous ports on route to ensure the contents did not contain weapons or other contraband. Israel does not own the high seas and as it has withdrawn from Gaza it has no moral or legal right to dictate who enters that part of the Palestinian authority by sea.

Even their blockade of over land routes into Gaza has been condemned as a breach of International law and on a moral level they are punishing a million or so people who dared to vote into power Hamas in an election.

Also under International law the occupants of the Mari Marmara had every legal right to defend their ship from the illegal act of piracy that Israel engaged in and anyone who claims that they should have just sat back and
allowed the IDF commandos to carry on executing those on board without defending themselves needs their head examined.

Israel claimed in the propaganda onslaught they engaged in afterwards that their IDF soldiers only shot in self defence however we know this is lies for the following reasons:

1. We have numerous eye witness accounts that Israeli soldiers shot and killed people on board before invading the ship including this Al Jazeera reporter Jamal Elshayyal.

Also we have the first hand account from ex US marine Ken O’Keefe who personally overpowered and disarmed 2 Israeli commandos who he had witnessed executing two fellow passengers:

This was a forcible, non-negotiable, separation of weapons from commandos who had already murdered two brothers that I had seen that day. One brother with a bullet entering dead center in his forehead, in what appeared to be an execution.

I knew the commandos were murdering when I removed a 9mm pistol from one of them. I had that gun in my hands and as an ex-US Marine with training in the use of guns it was completely within my power to use that gun on the commando who may have been the murderer of one of my brothers. But that is not what I, nor any other defender of the ship did. I took that weapon away, removed the bullets, proper lead bullets, separated them from the weapon and hid the gun. I did this in the hopes that we would repel the attack and submit this weapon as evidence in a criminal trial against Israeli authorities for mass murder. I also helped to physically separate one commando from his assault rifle, which another brother apparently threw into the sea.

We also have the assassination list that was found on board, probably taken from the pocket of one of those IDF soldiers that had been overpowered and then taken inside to be treated by the doctors on board whilst they apparently cried for their Mums. This list contained photos of the “leaders” of the flotilla who were to be taken out during the raid.

One of these assassinations was actually caught on camera and you can see below the execution of 19 year-old Turkish-American high school student Furkan Dogan who was beaten to the floor, kicked and stamped upon before being shot dead at close range.

Where is the outage America ? How can you allow one of your own citizens to be executed like this in cold blood.

It’s not the first time that America has stood by whilst it’s close ally has murdered it’s citizens at sea. During the 1967 war Israel deliberately attacked the USS Liberty killing 37 crew members in an attack that was covered up by the then president Lyndon Johnson who ordered subsequent inquries to conclude that it was an accident.

In one of the earliest known false flag attacks committed by Israel the attack was carried out by unmarked planes and the aim was to sink the boat killing all on board and then blame the attack on Eygpt to then drag the USA into the war on Israel’s side. They might have succeded to if it hadn’t of been for the survivors who managed to request air force backup from the nearby USS Saratoga only to have the fighters called back three times by both the Secreatary of Defense and the President himself. You see when it comes down to a choice between Israel and American citizens you just know which way your leaders turn.

Not only did Israel carry out a war crime in a similar way to the USS Liberty on the Mavi Marmara it tried to cover it up afterwards by releasing fake reports, doctored evidence and edited audio and video.

Not only did the IDF have to retract an earlier claim that the flotilla was full of Al Qaeda terrorists. The photos of the “weapons haul” found on board the Mavi Marmara was found to be nothing more than the sort of equipment you would expect to find on a boat of it’s size. Certainly no rockets, guns or grenades were found.

Then we had the faked audio which was released on the IDF’s own website which tried to portray the flotilla crew as racists, Nazi’s and supporters of the 9/11 attacks.

The original video is a conversation between a member of the Israeli Navy talking to the Captain of the Mavi Marmara in which he asked for the flotilla to cease it’s path and allow Israel to deliver the goods into Gaza themselves.

The faked audio has had 3 responses dubbed into it. One of the responses says “Go back to Auschwitz” and the other says something about 9/11. The womens voice that can be heard is also fake as the the person the voice belonged to was actually on another boat that night so couldn’t have replied in the suggested manner.

To top this off we now have the following compilation video which supposedly lists a number of faked incidents from aboard the Mavi Marmara that night including inserted computer graphics of activists throwing grenades down onto an Israeli boat and a man who walks straight through a steel bar on the deck of the boat as if it wasn’t there.

Some of the other claims of fakery in the film are I think unfounded as we have eye witness accounts from people on board that they used water hoses to prevent Israeli troops from boarding as well as metal poles and sticks to hit the IDF Commandos with but that doesn’t negate other examples of computer wizardry when found.

The final piece of evidence to emerge that topped it all off and absolutely refuted all Israeli claims of self defence 100% was the autopsy report on the 9 dead bodies that was released last week. This showed that the 9 dead men had a total of 30 bullets in them and that 5 of them had died from shots to the head. A number of the victims had been shot in the back which means they couldn’t have been attacking the soldier who killed them, add to that the 19 year old who we witnessed earlier being executed who was killed by being shot five times from less that 45cm, in the face, in the back of the head, twice in the leg and once in the back.

How these wounds can be described as wounds inflicted by a soldier who was fearing for his life I do not know but the Israeli’s tried and a large portion of the dumbed down American population lapped it all up without even a questionable thought entering their minds.

From a legal point of view Israel is definitley 100% in the wrong having breached numerous international laws and treaties by attacking the Turkish owned boat in international waters. If this had been Iran who had attacked and then murdered a number of American citizens we would already be at war but then this is Israel the one country in the world who can act with impunity, take the flack and just not care about how the rest of the world views them for behaving this way.

Let us not forget as well that if it had been an Israeli boat attacked by Iran, Turkey or anyone else the situation would have been totally different as in the worlds eyes anything that Israel can claim is linked to its own security seems to give them a get out of jail free card and the rules that would normally apply get thrown out the window along with any regard to international law or sentiment.

Let us not forget the history of Israel which is steeped in blood and terror right from the beginning. Israel was happy to denounce all those on board as terrorists and terrorist enablers but let us not forget that Hamas is fighting for their homeland which has been stolen from them in the same way as the early Israeli terrorist groups the Stern Gang, Irgun and Haganah blew up buildings, terrorised the community and kidnapped and murdered British soldiers in the belief they were fighting for their homeland.

Let us not forget also that Hamas was actually helped into existence by the Israeli Mossad to act as a counter balance to Fatah and to get the Palestinians fighting amongst themselves. Looks like their plan of divide and conquer has worked a little too well.

Then we have the hypocrisy over nuclear weapons. Israel is the only country in the region who has nuclear weapons but refuses to sign the nuclear non proliferation treaty. It pretends to be concerned about the spread of the nuclear weapons but at the same time it has just been revealed that during the 1970’s Shimon Peres offered to sell the racist South African regime nuclear weapons in 3 sizes. Not only does it refuses to abide by the same rules that the rest of the worlds nuclear powers follow it is the only country who has threatened to use nukes on another country in an act of naked aggression.

Not only does Israel not mind the spread of nuclear technology when it is doing the spreading it refuses to allow any contenders within the region from establishing any semblance of a nuclear energy programme. Not only did it blow up Saddam Hussein’s nuclear reactor in the 80’s it is trying to push the world to act against Iran who is developing it’s own perfectly legal nuclear energy programme. No matter how much hysteria and propaganda Israel pushes into the media about Iran there has yet to be any proof to the claims that Iran is developing nuclear weaponry and the IAEE has repeatedly investigated and reported that no evidence exists of a nuclear programme.

Israel, home of the Jewish people, is supposedly a haven where people who have a history of discrimination and race hatred directed at them can live free from abuse. However Israel’s own history is one littered with associations with racists regimes from it’s secret deals with the Nazi’s during the second world war to help fight the British to it’s alliance with the racist South African apartheid regime when the whole world was making a stand against them. It’s own internal apartheid system treats Palestinians in the occupied territories as second class citizens who are denied access to the same roads and towns as Israeli’s and who are forced to survive in a form of limbo between nations and with little hope of a better future.

If your unlucky enough to be a Muslim and live in Palestine or Israel then life isn’t going to be much fun.

Not only is Israel buying up as much property in East Jerusalem as possible and evicting the Arab occupants so that it can turn the Palestinians intended capital into a Jewish enclave they are also digging up ancient Muslim cemeteries so that they can build museums dedicated to tolerance.

Yes in the hypocritical twilight world that is Israel tolerance is for the Jews only.

We must tolerate their own inherent racism and prejudices against Goyim, Palestinians, Christians and Muslims a like.

We must tolerate their extreme warmongering policies that drag others into the Middle East to fight their wars for them.

We must tolerate their underhand methods that involve subtefuge, lies, assassination and their policy of attack first ignore questions later.

We must tolerate their right to self defense that is actually not that at all but rather a desire to oppress a whole population because they cannot tolerate living alongside each other.

We must tolerate their intransigence as they continue to ignore Palestinian overtures of peace as well as demands from the international community because it helps foster an internal “them versus us” attitude that enables Benji, Livni and the others to continually claim that any rebukes for their latest crimes are actually signs of a new rise in anti-semitism and therefore can be safely ignored.

Yes we are being asked to tolerate a lot and it seems Israel is very happy to stick two fingers up at the world and continue on it’s merry way of killing, oppression and propaganda.

When one realises the amount of fake and edited news footage that Israel put out after the flotilla attack to try to distort public opinion away from a slaughter of innocents to a legitamite act of self defence how can we ever again trust news stories linked to Israel about Bin Laden living in Iran.

Not only does this story sound fake from a cursory view including that Bin Laden is reported to have died in 2001, that Al Qaeda a Sunni group is diametrically apposed to the Iranian Shias, that Iran has been fighting Al Qaeda itself and that most of all Israel is just itching for an excuse to attack the country. What better way than to convince the dumbed down Americans that their biggest baddy is hiding out in their favourite outlaw state.

You just couldn’t make it up. The problem is that Israel can and does.

Israeli claims of a terrorist Armada start to fall apart

June 5, 2010

By Dark Politricks

First we had the highly edited video from the IDF helicopters that showed its meek and defenceless soldiers being attacked as they invaded the Mavi Marmara.

Then we had Israeli cabinet members trotted out on TV networks around the world to claim the Freedom Flotilla was really a terrorist armada full of Hamas supporters and even Al Qaeda death squads.

Not to mention the “fact” that the flotilla was really just cover for a massive haul of illegal weapons and rockets to be used by Hamas on innocent Israelis.

Oh and lest we forget that they also claimed that the aid on board destined for Gaza wasn’t even needed and that the people of that well known open prison camp got all the food, medicine and building materials their hearts could desire through the Israeli controlled border crossings.

Then it all fell apart.

Live video footage shot from aboard the flotilla showed the situation unfolding in real time. Shots rang out before the IDF boarded the boats. At least one member had been killed and the white flag of surrender was already up but the IDF just kept on shooting. The protesters only had sticks, poles and knives so the gunfire we could all hear had to have come from the IDF.

The massive haul of illegal arms we were all told about turned out to be nothing more than a ramshackle collection of knives, metal bars and poles. Every item was something you would expect to find on a ship that carried hundreds of people. These boats have kitchens don’t you know.

Then the protesters were released and told their side of the story. The beatings, the bags over the heads, the deaths. It wasn’t pretty by any means.

Then the claims about terrorist cells fell apart. Lia Tarachansky, a journalist from the The Real News Network, rang up the IDF and asked them about their press release which carried the bold headline: “Attackers of the IDF soldiers found to be Al Qaeda mercenaries.”

She is told by an Army spokesperson that “We don’t have any evidence. The press release was based on information from the [Israeli] National Security Council.”

Then to cap it all off the autopsies from the 9 confirmed dead are realised which show that the “self defence” claims were a pack of lies unless the IDF were defending themselves by shooting their victims multiple times in the back and head at close range. One bullet is never enough to ward off an angry attacker, no four or five should do it. Why shoot someone in the legs when you can double tap them in the head?

The day is only young and I am expecting more Israeli claims to unravel by the seams before its out.

The bodies don’t lie, the truth is out, Israel shot to kill not in self defence

June 5, 2010

By Dark Politricks

It has taken almost a week but the truth about the Israeli raid in international waters on the Freedom Flotilla has finally got out.

We need to ignore the high feelings on both sides, the biased press statements by government ministers or members of the flotilla, the edited video footage realised by the IDF and the laughable “haul” of weapons recovered from the ships.

Also forget about the underlying reasons for the flotilla, the illegal blockade of Gaza, the immense suffering of the people in that open prison camp as well as the suffering of Israelis who occasionally have rockets randomly fired at them.

To get to the truth of the Flotilla attacks we must ignore anything that can be misconstrued, embellished, or laden with political bias and personal opinion. This does not leave us with much but it does leave us with one thing apart from the bare naked breach of international law carried out by Israel when it attacked the Flotilla in international waters.

We now have the autopsy reports from the bodies of the 9 dead activists confirmed dead and it is not pretty reading.

These 9 people were not shot in self defence they were executed.

You do not have clean shots between the eyes or multiple shots to the back of the head at close range if you are shooting in self defence as it has been claimed by the Israelis.

These 9 bodies have over 30 bullets in them.

A 60-year-old man, Ibrahim Bilgen, was shot four times in the temple, chest, hip and back.

A 19-year-old, named as Fulkan Dogan, who also has US citizenship, was shot five times from less that 45cm, in the face, in the back of the head, twice in the leg and once in the back.

Two other men were shot four times

Five of the victims were shot either in the back of the head or in the back.

If you are shooting in self defence you do not shoot someone in the back. If they are not facing you they are not attacking you.

These bullet holes suggest that earlier claims of an assassination list which was supposedly left behind by an IDF soldier and found on board the Mavi Marmara may have been correct after all.

Obviously the IDF has denied all this and continues with their laughable excuse that their brave heroic armed to the teeth soldiers only shot in self defence and that it was the “peace” activists who were the instigators of the violence.

This of course is all propaganda and spin just like the heavily edited videos released by the IDF which show the invading soldiers being fought off by members of the flotilla. This proof, if any were needed, was trumpeted by those blindly in love with Israel as being the beginning and the end of the matter.

How dare these protesters try to fight off an illegal attack by the IDF in international waters.

How dare these well armed terrorists use improvised weaponry to protect themselves after one of their fellow crew had already been killed BEFORE the paratroopers tried to invade.

How dare anyone even dispute the honourable and highly trustworthy word of the Israeli government.

A country that has already refused the UN’s request to hold an independent inquiry into the attack.

A country that wants to attack Iran for having nuclear weapons (unproven) but who refuses to admit to its own huge nuclear arsenal and who refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty themselves.

A country that has also just recently refused to attend a conference aimed at reducing nuclear weapons in their part of the world.

A country that has a long history of ignoring and breaking UN resolutions.

A country that has a long history of breaking international law, assassinating opponents wherever they find them, kidnapping journalists who write about them and using subterfuge and false flag attacks to get others to do their dirty work for them.

And a country who in all probability would rather continue with the current Palestinian situation rather than attempt any meaningful solution as it helps strengthen the “them and us” attitude that has led us to this point in time.

We live in a world of laws that all must obey. When one group of people feel that they are above the law and don’t have to play by the same rules as everyone else then there is an unnatural imbalance that leads to resentment, feelings of superiority and massive acts of hypocrisy.

Israel is one of these groups. No other country in recent times has consistently shown such disdain for the wishes of the international community and ignored so many international laws and rulings. The excuse of anti-semitism, ancient or semi-recent history or the threat of terrorism cannot be used constantly to cover up or excuse their misdeeds and it seems the world is slowly waking up to this fact.

Yes the Jewish people have had a hard time over the centuries however we cannot forget that to be Jewish is not to be black, white, English or African it is a religion that has chosen to be followed. No matter how much Zionism confused the matter in the 19th century to be a Jew is to be someone who follows the law as laid out in the Torah. Even I as a devout atheist could become Jewish if I wanted to put the time in studying the Torah and then once converted due to the Law of Return I would be able to obtain Israeli citizenship and then live in that part of the world as if my ancestors had walked with Abraham.

Is it really right and fair that Palestinians, people who have lived in that part of the world for hundreds if not thousands of years are treated as second class citizens whilst rich Jews from around the world who have literally no ties to that part of the world can just waltz into Israel and act as if they own the place?

It is this fundamental lunacy that I believe is at the center of the Middle Eastern situation. If the Jewish people realised that they are not the “chosen people”, they are not even a “people” just a religion and then maybe other people will start to see that it is just another meaningless label that we attach ourselves with and not some racial trait that some wish to exterminate. On a genetically level they are no different to Palestinians or Iranians and therefore the differences between these sworn enemies are just artificial barriers put up by choice and not necessity.

I truly believe that only with the end of Israel and Palestine and the creation of a secular democratic state in their place in which all current occupants of that land can live together on equal footing will these troubles end. However until that time we must start to hold Israel to account for it’s actions and no longer tolerate it’s refusal to obey international laws.

This can start with a full independent investigation into the Freedom Flotilla attacks carried out by the UN itself and if fault is found on the part of the Israelis then international arrest warrants should be issued and enforced. Anything less would be a signal to Israel that yet again the international power-brokers are tolerating their behaviour.

The autopsies are out and the bodies from the Mavi Marmara are now telling their side of the story, we must listen to them.