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Is the MH17 Malaysian Plane Crash a big stitch up to get us into WWIII?

July 21, 2014

Is the MH17 Malaysian Plane Crash a big stitch up to get us into WWIII?

By Dark Politricks

Now believe it or not, I’m not a CIA stooge for writing about Putin’s involvement in the Ryazan apartment bombings that brought him to power in the corrupt days of post USSR. This was during a time where US economic hitmen were running the show, and the majority of KGB became the Russian Mafia.

This is what someone called me on my article about the bombings.

Neither am I a pro-Russian, FSB agent, who hates America and only believes anything Russia says as many others claim on my other postings just because I post videos from RT.com. It’s a bit hard to have it both ways.

This is probably due to the fact that I like to get my news from multiple sources and then make up my own mind. The problem with US mainstream media is that is only shows the US perspective and never alternative views.

Both Democrats and Republicans fight over tiny inconsequential differences whilst both agreeing on:

  • War as a first resort
  • Using CIA stooges and agents to other throw “unfriendly” governments
  • The use of drones to kill terrorists AND US citizens.
  • The NDAA
  • The PATRIOT ACT
  • The militarisation of US Police Forces
  • The 1% taking all the wealth and being paid to by US tax payers as they are thrown out their homes, and all the other major crimes that should be divisive topics across political lines.

So as much as I wish someone paid me a few bucks to write articles for this blog they don’t.

Why do I do it? Because I believe in always telling my own point of view whether others like it or not and not following the established line when it comes to events of immense proportions.

You read both sides of the story from mainstream to alternative news, from “left-wing” to “right” and pro war / anti-war sides before coming to your OWN conclusion. Therefore anyone who wants to get a fair and balanced view on the recent shooting down of Flight MH17 needs to watch both Russian media reports and Western media reports before deciding for themselves which seem the most logical, rational and less likely to lead us to World War III.

The Downing of Flight MH17

First here is a Russian news report in which Russia and their allies in the East are begging for an investigation into the crash.

And here is a US report in which John McCain is literally itching to start a new war with Russia. Psychopaths often end up in positions of power remember.

Despite both Kiev and anti Kiev troops denying shooting down the plane. In John McCain’s mind it doesn’t matter who shot it down as all roads lead to Putin drawing the blood from the victims by his own cold hands.

Even Barack Obama who claims the US has firm evidence that the plane was shot down by a missile which was fired from an area controlled by anti-Kiev fighters agrees with Putin’s calls to conduct transparent investigation and says it’s too early to say who and why shot down the plane.

Both Putin and Obama are agreeing that a ceasefire needs to be implemented so that a proper investigation can be held before responsibility can be laid at anyone’s door. This is a very sensible claim seeing that some questions need to be answered first by the Ukrainian Air Authorities such as:

Why did the plane fly over a war zone?

Why did the Ukrainian air traffic controllers asked the plane to fly lower over the war zone area?

This comes directly from the planes own company.

Was Flight MH 17 Diverted Over Restricted Airspace? MH%2017%20flight%20paths 0

 

Was it in the hope that the separatists would think it was a Ukrainian transport plane and shoot it down? It reminds me of that time when Blair and Bush talked about getting Saddam Hussein to “start” the Iraq war by luring him into downing a plane painted in UN colours.

Things like this do happen and it seems our leaders do talk about them. This includes Dick Cheney who had a crazy plan to stage a shoot up in the Straits of Hormuz between fake Republican Army boats and US ships, all so that they could blame Iran and start another war.

Here is investigative journalist Seymour Hersh talking about the plot.

And lets not forget that we have already heard claims that the new Kiev government is prepared to use false flag attacks to get its way as the leaked phone call between the Estonian Foreign Minister and EU Foreign Minister showed.

You can read more about it here or even on NSBC but you can listen to the two leaders discuss the false flag attacks below.

So with Kiev already using dirty tactics we have to ask ourselves “how far would they go” to get legitimacy to “cleanse” the East of Russian speakers as some Ukrainian Government ministers have even gone so far to say.

Even the Ukrainian Defense Minister has publicly voiced his plan to corral the citizens of Donbass into special “filtration” camps prior to forcibly resettling them in different parts of Ukraine. Even the Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk declared the pro-federalists in the East to be “subhuman”.

And what about the massacre in the Trade Union building in Odessa that killed between 50 and 120 people.

39 Die in Odessa as Pro-regime Rioters Set Trade Union Building Ablaze

How mad did the west go about the Ukrainians killing innocent over a 100 men, children and women.

Not far it seems from their reporting.

  1. CNN: It is unclear how the fire began, but it comes amid ongoing clashes between pro-Kiev and pro-Russian protesters.
  2. Globe & Mail: … most caught in a building set on fire after pro-Russian activists and supporters of Ukrainian unity fought running battles across the southern port city.
  3. BBC: At least 31 people have been killed in a fire in an official building amid violence in Odessa in south-west Ukraine, the interior ministry says. The deaths came as pro-Russian protesters clashed with Ukrainian government supporters in the city.
  4. Global Post: At least 30 people died in the port city of Odessa on Friday, most of them from smoke inhalation after a building caught fire amid violent protests.
  5. USA Today:Police in the Black Sea port of Odessa said late Friday that 31 people died when a union hall was set ablaze as pro-Russia demonstrators battled in the streets with Ukrainian loyalists.

Not exactly the same sort of rhetoric used when pro Kiev fighters, bombing, shelling and killing Eastern Ukrainians are themselves killed in return is it?

Lets hear what they said when two fighter jets who were probably on a mission to unleash more bombs on defenceless Ukrainians were shot down by the separatists.

  1. NYTimes: The Ukrainian government said on Thursday that a Russian military plane had shot down a Ukrainian fighter jet in Ukrainian airspace the previous evening, a serious allegation of direct intervention by Russia’s armed forces.
  2. BBC: A Ukrainian security spokesman has accused Russia’s air force of shooting down one of its jets while it was on a mission over Ukrainian territory.
  3. TIME: A Russian plane shot down a Ukrainian jet as it was flying on military operations over east Ukraine, Reuters reports. Ukrainian military spokesperson Andriy Lysenko confirmed Thursday that a SU-25 war plane was shot down Wednesday evening by a Russian jet.
  4. Telegraph: Telegraph: A Ukrainian Su-25 war plane. . A war plane of the Russian armed forces carried out a rocket attack on an Su-25 of the Ukrainian armed forces, which was carrying out missions on Ukrainian territory… was downed by a rocket fired by a Russian fighter
  5. Huffington Post: A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down Wednesday by an air-to-air missile from a Russian plane, Ukrainian authorities said.

Not exactly even and balanced reporting, taking quotes directly from the coup installed illegal Kiev government.

One which I might add due to the USA’s own laws shouldn’t even be supported. Not that the US would listen to its own laws of course.

“in accordance with the amendments introduced to the 1961 law (Foreign Assistance Act) a few years ago the provision of foreign assistance is prohibited to ‘the government of any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree.’ The relevant provision is contained in 22 US Code § 8422,”

So in spite of Ukrainian provocation on a massive scale I believe that if it wasn’t for Putins current calm and rational behaviour in these tense times we could already be involved in World War III.

All because of the US neo-con and Ukrainian neo-nazi’s hatred for Russians.

It seems that even American pro-Israeli Zionists, people who would throw themselves on a bomb to protect the state of Israel, are willing to stand alongside neo-Nazi’s and anti-Semites to get their wish of a war.

In case you forgot here is John McCain with far right leader Oleh Tyahnybok in Independence Square in Kiev rousing the crowd to other-throw a legitimately elected government. One that was due to have an election in a years time anyway.

What right does an US politician have to enter another country and demand changes in leadership?

Can you imagine if Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro or President Putin stood in Washington rabble rousing and telling the masses to other-throw the US Government?

John McCain Oleh Tyahnybok
Here is John McCain in the Ukraine meeting (on his right) far right leader Oleh Tyahnybok in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.

Now just because the self-defence forces shot down Kiev “fighter” planes with their rockets it does not mean they did shoot or would shoot down a passenger jet. Would the separatists be crazy enough to shoot down a civilian airliner knowing what kind of trouble it would cause?

From a military article on “What would it take to shoot down a passenger jet”

To shoot down a commercial airliner at cruising altitude would require advanced anti-air missile systems. Among the easiest systems to employ would be man-portable air-defense systems, known as MANPADS. But some experts ruled out that possibility.

“First off, a MANPAD did not shoot down that airliner,” a former Marine Special Operations member trained in air defense systems said. “A MANPADS original purpose is for low-flying aircraft with high-heat signatures.”

“Like helicopters,” he added.

MANPADS have been known to target commercial aircraft – but usually only during takeoff and landing, when the jets are moving the slowest and are the most vulnerable. A DHL transport plane was struck by an SA-14, a type of MANPAD, shortly after departing Baghdad international airport in 2003.

MANPADS don’t have the fuel to continue tracking a fast-moving target at high altitude,” said the special operations member, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.

For further reading on Russian hardware that could have shot down the MH17 Plane read this.

pro-Russian separatists have denied allegations that they brought down the aircraft, saying they lack weapons systems that would be able to target an airliner at a cruising altitude near 30,000 feet. At the same time, rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed that they had shot down a Ukrainian transport plane earlier this week. That plane, an IL-76, was shot down at 21,000 ft, according to U.S. officials. Three crew members were killed.

So the Russian separatists deny they have the weapons to even shoot down the plane. However in my eyes they have a perfect right to shoot down any enemy planes that are bombing and killing their women and children in their towns.

“It is war after all” – as the Israeli’s say whilst blasting homes to pieces, but not before dropping leaflets on top first warning the occupants that their house is about to be destroyed. How kind of them.

Also why would they do something that they would know Kiev and the US would use as a pre-text to launch an even bloodier war on the East of Ukraine than they already have? Are they just stupid.

So then that leaves Russia and Kiev who have the capabilities of shooting down such an airliner.

Mistakes do happen. Remember when the US shot down the Iranian airliner Iran Air Flight 655 in 1988.

The attack took place in Iranian airspace over Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf. It was on the flight’s usual flight path and giving out the correct signal to identify that it was a commercial airliner and not military.

The aircraft, an Airbus A300 B2-203, was destroyed by SM-2MR surface-to-air missiles fired from the Vincennes who “mistook” the Iranian Airbus A300 as an attacking F-14A Tomcat fighter.

I don’t remember too much crying in the US media about that attack, but then again Iran are our enemies just like the Russians are.

We don’t or shouldn’t shed tears for “terrorists” or “separatists” who just want feel safe and secure from the neo-nazi influenced Kiev government that we shouldn’t forget was installed after a coup removed the legitimate leader of the country.

And as for Russia shooting down the plane? Well they are being the calmest most rational politicians on the world stage at the moment.

  1. They are calling for a ceasefire so a proper investigation can be held.
  2. They have not invaded (as claimed) the East of Ukraine – although in my eyes they have the right to if they believe the Russian speaking people who WANT to be part of Russia are under deadly attack.
  3. They have not retaliated for all the sanctions the US and Europe have placed on them. They could have switched off all gas to Europe, sold all US currency and got China to as well, and then banned every single American government worker from the country including all the CIA agents on the hunt for Edward Snowden.

Instead they have just put troops on the border – a logical action considering they feel very likely an attack might be coming. Don’t forget 20 million Russians were killed by Nazis who came through the Ukraine in World War II so having a neo-Nazi government next door is not exactly comforting.

Plus the USA NEEDS Russia at the moment.

– Who was it that prevented the US being drawn into another war in Syria when they brokered a deal to get rid of Assad’s chemical weapons? Russia!

– Who is it that the US needs to help solve the Iranian nuclear weapon crisis? Russia!

– Who is it that Europe needs to fuel them every freezing winter with their gas? Russia!

– Who would it be mad to start a war with considering they have some of the most sophisticated missile technology in the world plus thousands of nuclear weapons? Russia?

So as neo-con war mongers and their limp wristed bitches Lyndsey Graham literally beg for a first nuclear strike on Russia despite any evidence they shot the plane down Obama has to be strong.

Can he?

Can he stop the neo-cons from ending the world or can he and Putin put their differences aside and admit that the Ukrainian situation is a mess and one that the US shouldn’t be supporting.

So as another Gladio 2 operation unfolds in the Ukraine and Iraq and Syria are fighting a bastard child of the CIA’s al-Qaeda e.g ISIL/ISIS. Plus Israel is bombing the hell out of Palestine due to 3 dead teenagers compared to thousands of dead Palestinian teenagers it’s madness not to have some calm at this point and wait for the facts to come in.

Whoever shot the plane down was either doing it deliberately to cause war or it was done by mistake DUE to the war on the Eastern Ukrainian people who just want to vote to be free like the people of Crimea, Kosovo, Scotland and all the other countries we are supposed to support self-determination for.

Wasn’t that the reason we supported Syrian rebels, Libyan rebels and countless other rebels when it suited us?

Are we that much of a bunch of hypocrites? The answer seems an affirmative yes.

For more of my article on the Ukrainian situation:

Can You Imagine if the Ukraine was the USA?
Western hypocrisy over Ukrainian Protests

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Even US Intelligence Proves Syrian Rebels Commited Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

September 18, 2013

Even US Intelligence Proves Syrian Rebels Commited Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

By Dark Politricks

Please do not take the MSM bullshit you are being spoon fed over Syria as gospel.

As I laid out in my recent article, there is a LOT of evidence that shows that the Syrian Rebels carried out the recent (and previous) chemical weapons attacks in Syria, so that the Assad regime would be blamed and the US cavalry could ride in to rescue the Syrian rebels.

Rebels, which have been recently on the  back foot in their fight against Assad and his forces.

Rebels, which have been taken over by Islamic Jihadists including al-Qaeda and their offshoots including the al-Nusra Front.

Rebels, who we are supposed to believe are “moderates”, yet they fill the Internet with Youtube.com videos that show Free Syrian Army commanders eating the entrails of dead Syrian army bodies.

Or videos that show the black clad, Jihadists, swear allegiance to al-Qaeda and promise to attack the west.

Or rebels who execute their prisoners, or villagers who refuse to convert to Islam at gunpoint, or just anyone who isn’t one of “them” it seems.

Now we have actual evidence from Washington that prove that the USA KNOW the Syrian rebels are carrying out these atrocities. They also know the rebels are NOT moderates as some Senators like John Crash 3 planes McCain claim, and are instead full of Jihadists of the same ilk who supposedly flew planes into the the Twin Towers on 9.11.

This evidence comes from a number of sources including Pentagon veteran Michael Maloof who gave an interview laying out his evidence which came from a classified US intelligence report.

In this document, the U.S. military confirms that sarin gas WAS confiscated earlier this year from members of the Jabhat al-Nusra Front, the most influential of the rebel Islamists fighting in Syria and the most hardline al-Qaeda linked Jihadists fighting in Syria.

The document says sarin from al-Qaida in Iraq made its way into Turkey and that while some was seized during a raid by Turkish security forces, more could have been used in an attack last March on civilians and Syrian military soldiers in Aleppo.

Turkish special anti-terror forces arrested 12 suspected members of the Al-Nusra Front, the al-Qaeda affiliated group which has been dubbed “the most aggressive and successful arm” of the Syrian rebels, in the southern Turkish city of Adana.

This classified document, which was not for foreign distribution came from the U.S. intelligence community’s National Ground Intelligence Center. It revealed that al-Qaeda in Iraq had produced a bench-scale form of sarin in Iraq and then transferred it to Turkey.

A U.S. military source said there were a number of interrogations as well as some clan reports as part of what the document said were 50 general indicators to monitor progress and characterize the state of the ANF/AQI-associated Sarin chemical warfare agent developing effort.

The document depicted the US assessment of the status of their effort at the researching and procurement activities of the rebels when it came to their weapons.

The May 2013 seizure of chemical weapons in Syrian rebels hands occurred when Turkish security forces discovered a two-kilogram cylinder with sarin gas while searching homes of Syrian militants from the al-Nusra Front in Turkey.

The sarin gas was found in the homes of suspected Syrian Islamic radicals detained in the southern provinces of Adana and Mersia.

The gas was allegedly going to be used to carry out an attack in the southern Turkish city of Adana.

Also, according to the military and strategic analyst Brig. Ali Maqsoud, the chemical weapons attack was definitely carried out by Syrian rebels due to a massive defeat by the Syrian Army.

The so called “Chemical Weapons Front”, or the Liwaa al-Islam forces, led by Zahran Alloush, the supreme leader of Liwaa al-Islam chose to use chemical weapons for two reasons.

1. They believed that only a chemical strike could stop the advance of the Syrian army which was routing them from their positions, and,

2. They believed the chemical attack would provoke a revenge US military strike that would deliver a strategic victory for the jihadists. A classic false flag attack.

Apparently these weapons were smuggled from al-Qaida in Iraq to Jobar, Syria, The chemical weapons were then loaded onto what Russian intelligence define as “rockets [which] were manufactured domestically to carry chemicals.” They were then launched from an area controlled by Liwaa al-Islam.

Brig. Ali Maqsoud is convinced the chemical weapons strike was launched at the behest of Washington and on Washington’s orders.

“In the end, we can say that this post-strike US escalatory rhetoric aims to achieve two things. The first is strengthening the US position as leader of the opposition and imposing conditions in preparation for the negotiating table. The second is changing the power balance on the ground and stopping the Syrian army’s advance

You can read the full article about the Syrian rebels attack with chemical weapons here.

And of course Russia has slammed the Wests interpretation of this UN report .

They have also said that they are prepared to hand over “proof” that the chemical weapons attack was carried out by Syrian Rebels and not President Assad’s forces.

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said he will  will provide the UN Security Council with data proving that the chemical weapons near Damascus were used by the opposition. He has said:

We have plenty of reports on chemical weapons use, which indicate that the opposition regularly resorts to provocations in order to trigger strikes and intervention against Syria,” Lavrov said. “There’s a lot of data. It’s widely available on the Internet. This data is presented in the report, which our experts put together in association with the use of chemical weapons in Aleppo in March this year. There’s also plenty of data on the incidents that occurred in August in Ghouta, near Damascus.

All of this will be considered in the Security Council, together with a report, which was submitted by UN experts, confirming that chemical weapons were used,” he added.

Read the full article here.

So not only do we have independent UN investigators like Carla Del Ponte who was attacked for claiming that “investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated.” … “This was use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities.

So on top of independent and UN investigations we have actual classified US docuemnts being leaked that also prove that our “freedom fighters” (or al-Qaeda Jihadists), are actually behind the recent chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

So whether you WANT to believe it or not. When it comes to the US/UK/French axis of war claiming that any evidence from the UN inspectors in Syria points ONLY to President Assad is WRONG. They are lying to you!

If you are not hearing this counter point of view on your favourite news channel, ask yourself – why not?

 

Why not view the original article plus a whole load more #altnews articles on my main site www.darkpolitricks.com.

10 Years On – Was the War in Iraq Worth a Million Deaths?

March 21, 2013

10 Years On – Was the War in Iraq Worth a Million Deaths?

By Dark Politricks

As you should know by now the 10 year anniversary of the Iraq war has just passed.

The question is still hotly debated – was the war in Iraq worth it?

Was it worth the deaths of up to a million Iraqi civilians?

Was it worth the contamination of whole cities like Fallujah. Polluted so much by powerful weaponary that not only were the citizens affected but so were the soliders using the weapons.

Was it worth the new “Gulf War Syndrome” that returning soldiers are already facing. The fatigue, fevers, rashes, joint pain, intestinal problems, memory loss, mood swings, cancers and even the coughing up of blood and black goop that has been nicknamed “plume crud”?

Was it worth the deaths of so many American soldiers who were conned into thinking they were fighting al-Qaeda “over there” so they didn’t have to fight them at home?

Was it worth the debasement of the US media which parroted government press briefs as if real news. Newpapers and TV channels taking George W Bush and Dick Cheney’s word on matters that had no basis in truth. “Facts” such as the hidden WMD, Yellow Cake Uranium, or stockpiles of Anthrax waiting to be used against invading US forces. All weapons we had sold Saddam Hussein when he was “our friend” during the 80’s  for fighting a war with Iran. Weapons that for some reason he decided not to use whilst being attaacked by us. Was it worth showing the rest of the world another example of western hypocrisy?

Was it worth the destruction of all our civil liberties as suspiciously staged scare tactics such as the sending of Anthrax to US senators forced the passing of the pre-prepared PATRIOT ACT without anyone bothering to read it?

Was it worth the setting up of “Free Speech Zones” where first amendment rights that should be allowed at all places were limited to caged in areas where demonstrators could be filmed, monitored and logged onto watch lists?

Was it worth the destruction of a country that was only held together by a strong man dictator like Saddam Hussein into sectarian violence?

Iraq was a country that was created by the west after earlier wars, forcing the Kurds, Sunnis and Shi’ites to live together when logic dictated that three countries would have been a more sensible arrangement if partitioning was even required in the first place. Was it worth the continuing sectarian strife that will rock the region for years to come?

Was it worth the strengthening of Iran who has now become a major power player in the area. They now control and arm forces within Iraq as well as being linked to political parties, some of which are no better when it comes to liberty for the Iraqi people than Saddam Hussein.

Was it worth the huge dive in moral standing that the USA took when pictures of torture at Abu Ghraib came out and showed that America had stooped to the same standards as the enemies it claimed to fight on moral lines?

We only have to ask Tony Blair, a now hated figure on the world stage what it meant to him as he keeps on claiming that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.

This is the same man who kissed Gaddafi and made up with the suspected architect of the Pan Am bombing over Lockerbie in return for oil deals and the patsy served up on a platter to serve time in a Scottish jail.

Politicians like Blair or Rumsfeld can be photographed standing next to future targets after selling them massive amounts of arms and then turn on them a few years later when their alliance based on the maxim “the enemy of your enemy is my friend” is no longer of use.

They are people who sell them the same weapons that they turn around and accusse them of having!

I wonder how “absolute” their morals relly are.

Donald Rumsfeld and best friend / arms purchaser of the 90's Saddam Hussien

What we know is that the Iraq war didn’t end when George W Bush stood on that aircraft carrier claiming that the war had ended only months after starting “shock n awe”.

Mission Accomplished

Instead the country did what all smaller armed forces do when attacked by larger forces.

They hid amongst the public and launched a guerrilla war of terror and attrition using IED’s and massive car bombs designed to kill and maim allied soldiers plus thousands of Iraqi civilians.

This is the same tactic the Taliban are using, the Viet Cong did successfully during the Vietnam war and former allies, including Osama bin-Laden, then called the Mujahideen not al-Qaeda during the Soviet war against Afghanistan.

We dragged the Iraqi peoples leader out of a hole in the ground, paraded him in front of camera’s and then tried him in front of a victors court before hanging him in front of the world.

The Iraqi resistence captured and tortured allied soldiers and contractors before cutting their heads off with knives and showing it online.

The Iraqi war showed us that the political process in supposed democratic governments and the UN is nothing more than a farce and that when the axis of war want a war they get it.

Despite the wishes of the people who marched in their millions across the world and the resignation of politicians like Robin Cook in the UK. The war was pushed through using false propaganda including the 45 minute attack time, WMD that had been sold to Iraq by our own countries, dodgy dossiers and false stories about links with al-Qaeda from dubious intelligence sources.

Don’t even get me started on the 9.11 commission which was used as a tool to drive home the need for another war against Iraq as witnesses claimed that every major terrorist act in modern times, incuding 9.11, had been backed or supported by Saddam Hussein.

Un-educated people still believe we went to war with Iraq because of the Twin Towers and not because we were worried about Saddam swapping from petrodollars to it’s own currency for oil purchases. Or the massive Halliburton contracts that were signed before hand to rebuild the country after we demolished it.

They think “the surge” worked not knowing about the £12 billion dollars that went missing due to plane loads of cash being flown in and then used to bribe tribes and insurgents into not attacking our troops. A tactic used by some allied forces in Afghanistan now.

I don’t even need to go on to the next level about false flag attacks carried out by SAS soldiers caught red handed dressed as insurgents with bombs and detonators.

Or the WikiLeaks video that caused outrage as it showed the blood lust of US pilots as they murdered reporters and civilians, shooting bursts of bullets into an ambulance that tried rescuing a survivor, and baying for an injured man to pick up a gun so they could finish him off.

Lest you think otherwise – I don’t think the war was worth it but what do you think?

Let me know your views in this poll.

View the original article on the main site Dark Politricks.

Palestine had no choice but to seek UN membership

December 2, 2012

Palestine had no choice but to seek UN membership

By Dark Politricks

I am glad Palestine got their UN non member status despite threats and sanctions by the US and Israel but it my eyes it was the only thing they could do.

They had run out of options. The Intifada has obviously not worked and although worldwide public opinion had wildly swung behind their cause in recent years due to the Israeli’s blatant disregard of international law and actions that have disgusted people nothing had changed in the Palestinians favour whilst Israel continues it’s breaches of International law unabated.

Actions such as Operation Cast Leadthe ignored Goldstone Reportthe Mavi Marmara assassinations (including of US citizens), the killing of peace demonstrators like Rachel Corrie and the recent attack on the blockaded Gaza.

These are all actions that instead of dividing and conquering, which was the aim when the Mossad set up Hamas to split the Palestinian resistance between Fatah and Hamas, has instead brought them back together over recent conflicts.

Whilst many people after the 2nd World War had sympathy with the Jewish Religion and their persecution that enabled them to enact out a self-fulfilling prophecy that saw Zionism break God’s covenant with real Judaism by using politics, bribery, the Balfour Declaration and the Treaty of Versailles to realise their dream.  A minority were not. Over the years a new generation without first hand knowledge of the World War II has grown up. They see things very differently from their predecessors.

Whilst our parents and grand fathers suffered the horrors of the biggest world wide killing spree ever known, our generation has grown up in peace and we hold people of all countries to the same standard of behaviour including the USA and Israel. We cry out loud when we see hypocrisy at hand.

We were the generation that broke US/UK support for the Apartheid state of South Africa and held Free Nelson Mandela concerts that saw an “ex terrorist” released from a quarter of century in prison to lead his country and change the US/UK stance on the horrible anti black South Africa state. We are all hoping that international condemnation of Israeli actions will do the same for the Palestinian people.

We are the generation that sees the hypocrisy of an International Criminal Court which members like the USA can just “opt out of” because they don’t want their killing squads, torture prisons, extraordinary rendition and drone strikes that kill more civilians than terrorists excused from international sanction whilst demanding it from other countries.

We are the generation that sees the outright double standards of the USA calling out other countries on “human right” abuses whilst they commit the same abuses in the name of “spreading democracy”.

We also realise that the “War on Terror” con has been a way to allow politicians at home to gain dictatorial powers including the power to assassinate at will, spy on their citizens without warrants and use super computers the size of cities to trawl through personal data looking for “signs” of “terrorist activity”. It is clear to us that the war on terror has been a massive fraud that has allowed our leaders to enact draconian policies at home that would otherwise cause outrage as the US constitution is flushed down the toilet.

And when it comes to Israel we are the generation that knows that the country in the desert DID have people living there before the Jews came after the war.

We also know that the IDF was born out of terrorist gangs like the Stern Gang and Irgun. Gangs that killed British soldiers and massacred Palestinians, driving them out their homes and refusing their return. Terrorist gangs that spawned some of the first leaders of Israel as well as the Israeli Defence Forces.

We see the two faced US UN ambassador claim on one hand we must intervene in Syria, Libya and Iran whilst ignoring the blatant massacres and human rights abuses in their allied countries of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and most importantly Israel. We know why they do it and we laugh when they accuse others of allowing crimes against humanity to continue whilst turning a blind eye to their own allies crimes.

Every time the US uses it’s veto in the Security council to prevent sanctions on Israel it dilutes any creditably they have when they attack Russia or China for doing the same with their own allies such as Syria. You cannot have it both ways Uncle Sam!

Now Palestine is a non member status we can expect sanctions, the expansion of illegal settlements and other acts illegal under international law but allowed because of the USA’s backing. Who is pulling the strings Israel or the USA and why does Obama not have the balls to stand up to Israeli behaviour now he doesn’t have to worry about election funding?

Anyone expecting Obama to stand up to AIPAC and the Israeli lobby and demand they move ahead with a proper peace process is likely to be disappointed.

Bibi and co probably have a book a foot wide of indiscretions Obama committed before gaining the highest office in the land and that is probably the reason America always seems to elect drug users, ex alcoholics and sexual deviants as President. They are all easily bribed.

We cannot expect the US to be a fair broker anymore in this age old conflict and despite what Zionists say the Palestinians had no other route to getting some form of resolution to their plight.

They are supposed to be agreeing final borders as defined in the Camp David and Oslo accords but Israel has delivered nothing to them but expanded illegal settlements and a giant wall blocking them from their neighbours as well as the illegal blockade of Gaza.

Likud, the ruling party of Israel is a right wing party that survives only on drumming up the thought of annihilation from non existent threats.

Without the existential threat of Iran being rammed down Israelis throats every day and the tit for tat skirmishes when Israel chose to kill the Hamas leader who brokered a cease fire just so that Hamas would retaliate and they could bomb the concentration camp of Gaza. This happened just before their next general elections and it is no surprise there but without this constant war footing there would be no need for these right wing nutters. Therefore it is in their interest to always exaggerate threats from abroad and claim the only way to defend themselves is by war not peace.

Israel has no-one to blame but themselves. It is their attitude and actions that has finally broken the straw and caused Palestine to go to the UN. If they truly wanted real peace and security they would have sat down and talk many years ago – however they were looking for any excuse not to go down this route.

If they want continual war, pariah status on the level of South Africa before the end of apartheid and even possible total destruction they are going about it the right way. The ball is in their court now if they really want peace they have every opportunity to show it to the world that is fastly turning against them.

 

You can view the original article about “Palestine had no choice but to seek UN membership” at the main Dark Politricks site here:

Turkish fighter planes force down Syrian flight bringing the nations closer to war

October 11, 2012

Turkish fighter planes force down Syrian flight bringing the nations closer to war

By Dark Politricks

If you haven’t heard, and you probably haven’t if you are hooked into the mainstream media, tonight a Syrian plane taken Russian passengers to Damascus was intercepted by Turkish F16 planes and diverted to Ankara, Turkey.

Reports from passengers and aircrew have rang up the Russia Today news channel and claimed that they have been beaten by masked men, forced to sign papers they don’t understand and had their luggage checked.

However the BBC News report I have found makes no mention of this and as expected takes the western talking point of a legitimate “stop n search” tactic which may have prevented arms getting to the Assad regime.

Turkey is reportedly trying to stop weapons getting into Syria and the Turkish foreign minister has claimed that the passengers will be allowed to continue but luggage found on the plane will not.

However from non axis of war aligned country reports Turkey has been allowing weapons to flow to the Free Syrian Army for a long time so they are only trying to stop weapons getting to the Assad regime and not in general to lower tensions in general between both sides of the conflict.

“..because of the clear evidence that we received, we negotiated with our prime minister and decided to let the plane fly on to Syria with the passengers, but we are going to hold on to the material because of the ongoing investigation and the next steps.”

“Our investigation is continuing. Since there might be materials that were supposed to be declared but have not been, we are holding this material in our hands to continue to inspect.”

From an article on Russia Today which is telling the story at the moment.

Earlier, Davutoglu said that Ankara had received intelligence that the Syrian plane was carrying “certain equipment in breach of civil aviation rules,” but refused to comment on the presumed content.

The Turkish authorities were interested in some spare parts, which a businessman bought in Russia and was transporting to Syria, passenger Fatima Al-Saman told RT. She said they were clearly not weapons.

“They started unloading some packages. They opened them, took pictures. There were many people. We all saw what was in there. There were no weapons. You could see it with an unaided eye!” she said.

It seems that after last weeks possible false flag attack in which NATO weapons were fired from within Syria back into Turkey killing a number of Turkish citizens, it seems that the western axis of war UK/USA/France is prepared to go down the “one attack on a NATO country is an attack on all” route to get their war.

They are doing this as they have been blocked in the UN at every turn by Russia and China who want to see mediation between both sides in the conflict, and not be tricked into signing up to another UN declaration that could lead to another NATO led war like the one in Libya.

As the RT.com news channel reported.

The mortar used to attack the Turkish town of Akcakale is a design specific to NATO and was given to Syrian rebels by Ankara, according to Turkey’s Yurt newspaper. The mortar killed one adult and four children from the same family on Wednesday.

An article by the paper’s Editor-in-Chief, Merdan Yanardag, states that the newspaper received information from a reliable source, which claimed that Turkey itself sent the mortars to rebels in the so-called “Syrian Free Army.”

Turkey is a longtime member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and they’re going to act in conjunction with other NATO powers, so it’s unsurprising that this has happened,” editor of the Pan-African news wire, Abayomi Azikiwe, told RT.

If the UN route has been blocked due to Russian and Chinese vetoes in the same way the USA vetoes all votes on Israeli misconduct, assassinations, attacks on civilian populations and breaches of international law. It seems that the NATO “defense” route is the one that will be used to start the neo-cons next war in the Middle East.

I have already reported on this site how we are basically backing al-Qaeda terrorists, ex Gitmo detainees and religious fanatics that make up the various rebel groups that combine under the banner of the “Free Syrian Army” in the same way as we backed them in Libya.

Either we are so short sighted that we cannot see the mess we created by supporting the same type of people in their overthrow of Gaddafi in Libya.

A country that is currently in a huge mess, with mass executions of ex Gaddafi supporters, the torturing of prisoners, disparate rebel groups controlling different towns including an ex LIFG terrorist, Abdel Belhaj,  ruling the “armed forces” in Tripoli.

This is the same ex al-Qaeda affiliate who was tortured on MI6 orders by the USA at Guantanamo Bay and is trying to sue the British government for doing so.

We either seem to have very short memories OR we are deliberately trying to destabilize whole areas of the Middle East to weaken support for our intended “end” enemy Iran.

A war with Iran that would drive up the price of oil, cause terrorist attacks across the western world and possibly start another World War by drawing in Russia and maybe even China.

Maybe there are even Great Depression economists advising the USA/UK/French axis of war that another World War is needed to bring ourselves out of our current global depression we are suffering in the hope of repeating the economic stimulus that was the build up of the Military Industrial Complex before World War II.

Maybe they see a big war as just what the pragmatic economist doctor would order.

Plus a few million people killed in any future global war can only be a good thing for these Malthusian followers as it will decrease the population in such a way we have not had for over 50 years now.

We have “been lucky” over the centuries that every 50 years or so an economic downturn has been followed by war, death and then a generation of peace makers who try to resolve the problems that led to the last crisis.

We are now two/three generations from those who led us to destruction in World War II and we have just had another boom and bust economic crisis which only leaves the subsequent war to come along and “clean the pipes” so to speak.

We already have the formation of far right groups gaining in political power across Europe in re-action to the imposed austerity policies being implemented on their populations by the bureaucrats in Brussels and their paymasters in Germany.

If anyone hadn’t realised so far the EU has had the direct opposite effect to the one it was created for – to wrap Germany tightly into Europe and stop if from dominating the continent.

Instead Germany is now installing leaders in countries, demanding austerity measures that don’t work, job cuts, tax rises and social security cuts in return for bail out funds despite the proven fact that austerity does not lead to growth.

Plus Angela Merkel is greeted wherever she goes with Hilter salutes and hundreds of police to protect her fr0m barrages of Molotov cocktails.

  • Have a major national debt and huge deficit? Answer: Sack thousands of people and cut pay therefore reducing income tax to the treasury and increasing unemployment benefit pay outs. Reduce education and training, ensure your brightest talent leaves the country for one not undergoing “austerity measures” and hope the nations GDP just grows by magic.
  • Got a severe world food shortage? Answer: Kill the hungry.
  • No jobs for millions bankrupted by the global bankster created depression? Answer:  Send them to die fighting in foreign deserts in another unrequired war.
  • Need a major distraction to the bankster controlled global economy and the mass protest groups growing in strength in Europe and America? Answer: Start World War III to scare everyone witless and keep them distracted from the real enemies of this global Shakespearean play.

Conspiracy theory or plans being seriously considered?

I suppose it all depends on where you get your news from.

Here is an RT.com report on the plane hijacking that would definitely start a war if it had been Syria diverting a Turkish plane full of American passengers on it’s way to the USA into their airspace.

How long after Bibi’s speech at the UN do we wait for a war with Iran?

September 29, 2012

How long after Bibi’s speech at the UN do we wait for a war with Iran?

By Dark Politricks

After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “performance” in the UN assembly the other day it is clear he is itching for a war with Iran.

Despite the facts of the matter e.g NO PROOF that Iran is building a bomb which comes from people such as top American and Israeli military and intelligence officials who have gone public to state that:

  • Iran has not decided to build a nuclear bomb.
  • Even if they did – they would be stupid to use it as America and Israel has thousands of nuclear bombs and they would be wiped out in seconds.
  • Plus even American intelligence operatives such as Director of National Intelligence James Clapper,  General Ron Burgess, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff agree that Iran is a “rational” state actor who wouldn’t suicidally kill their whole country for the sake of one (probably shot down) attempt at a nuclear strike on Israel.
If we want to see all of the following:
  • The Middle East in more flames as Syria and Iran go down fighting, with proxies such as Hezbollah and Hamas lobbing rockets into neighbouring countries, terrorists blowing themselves up on New York and London trains and more havoc than could be imagined at this point.
  • More US embassies being overrun and more US ambassadors being killed.
  • Yet more US and UK troops dying on foreign lands fighting wars for other countries.
  • The price of your petrol rise to stupendously high levels (they are already crazy in the UK £1.4+ for a litre of unleaded).
  • Another hypocritical breach of international law in which we let a member of the Nuclear non proliferation treaty (Iran) who has not been proved breaking it whilst a non signatory (Israel with their 200+ nukes) start another pre-emptive illegal war “just in case” they might have been right.
  • Then a war in Iran is just want we need.

We seem to forget that Iran has one of the largest populations of Jews outside Israel in the Middle East and they are not living in ghettos, forced into concentration camps, being exterminated or any of the other deeds carried out by the Nazi’s that led to Israels creation after World War 2. In fact they live quite comfortably.

Israel was a country created in the misguided belief that Palestine was a place with no inhabitants.

Just sat there waiting for thousands of Jews, many with no links to the land whatsoever, to come and kill British soldiers by the hundreds through terrorist organisations like Irgun and Stern gang. Then afterwards start a civil war – in which the seeds of a new “international law”, created by the USA and the Nuremberg trials to punish the Germans for their crimes against the Jews, were totally ignored by the same people who first benefited from them.

Laws that have still not been fulfilled. Such as the return of Palestinian refugees to their homes. Plus laws that are still breached to this day; such as the attacking of whole civilian populations as Israel did in Operation Cast Lead, targeted assassinations and illegal blockades of whole territories such as Gaza.

In fact it is no wonder that Israel along with the USA finds itself in a nice group of countries who haven’t signed up to the International Criminal Court alongside China, Iraq, Libya, Qatar, Yemen, India, Iran, Japan, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, and Turkey.

I suppose it’s because they would find their soldiers and leaders in the dock so often that they might as well set-up a camp alongside it.

I doubt acts such as these would be welcomed by bosses of the US Army as they would find themselves consuming whole years worth of dockets at the International Criminal Court.

Crimes such as:

I suppose it makes you understand why Israel and America were so keen NOT to join the International Criminal Court, even though Bill Clinton signed up to it before George W Bush withdrew the signature in 2002.

Maybe we just have to wait for Romney to steal the election with the help of the Koch brothers before we get this disastrous war with Iran which will undoubtedly worsen our global recession.

Or maybe Obama is just putting it all off until after the election so that he can use AIPAC dollars for his re-election campaign and then he will surprise us all by doing what US Presidents’s haven’t done previously in their last term – act like an honest broker between Israel and Palestine.

If he really, really tries to sort out that problem, the one all US Presidents weakly attempt to in their second term, then the anti-Zionist rage (not anti-semitic) will hopefully subside.

Maybe even Iran won’t consider the racist Israeli government a threat, which it is at the moment, with their hundreds of illegal nuclear weapons and their support for terrorist groups like the MEK who have just been removed from the US terrorist watchlist. A group who bombs, assassinates and terrorises Iranians all the time. But then they are “freedom  fighters” when they are fighting OUR enemies aren’t they!

Maybe once President Obama doesn’t have to think about another re-election then all that “change” he promised us he will actually try to deliver.

Maybe starting with actually letting Palestine become a real state in the eyes of the UN and remove the promise that the USA will always block votes aimed at curbing Israeli war crimes and breaches of international law in the UN Security Council.

Maybe when their crimes are re-examined in an international court (not that they subscribe to the concept of International law) such as the illegal blockade of Gaza, the occupation of Palestinian territory and their ethnic cleansing of East Jerusalem. He might actually grow a pair and try to prevent the submission and humiliation of the Palestinian people by the Zionist state.

Maybe if he doesn’t have to worry about AIPAC spies and blackmail (and just the possibility of assassination) he will actually stand up to Israel’s constant threats of external annihilation. A successful tactic they have used since their inception to excuse their wars and abuses and keep their population scared of all those “evil Muslims” that want to exterminate them.

Maybe he will even have enough of a pair to stand over Bibi and rip up his cartoon drawing of bomb telling him “no more”.

Maybe one day even Jews and Non Jews can live in a secular Israel/Palestine together as equals.

We can only dream.

Whatever is happening another war in the Middle East is not what we need right now!

So how long do after that comical performance by Bibi at the UN do you expect to see US and UK troops fighting for Israel against Iran once Bibi’s “red line” is crossed on his Road Runner like cartoon bomb?

Why are fighting on the same side as our mortal enemy al-Qaeda?

February 19, 2012

By Dark Politricks

As the war in Libya showed and our recent calls for “tough action” and support of the Syrian rebels proves we in the west have no compunction about fighting our mortal enemy al-Qaeda in one part of the world and joining with it to fight others in the Middle East.

It seems that our moral hypocrisy knows no bounds or maybe it’s because the conspiracy theorists are true for once and al-Qaeda really is al-CIAduh and just a database a of disposable western intelligence assets that are used to stir up trouble in places we wish to “save”. Before plundering the natural resources of course.

Don’t you find it strange that the same people who we started a decade of war for. The people we threw away hundreds of years of hard won liberties and lost the moral authority we so lauded by debasing ourselves through the use of torture, indefinite detention and extraordinary rendition – are our allies in two recent conflicts?

Maybe someone in authority or the mainstream can’t do basic maths and see 2 + 2 as 5, but I can do basic maths and something doesn’t add up when our mortal enemy is our also our ally when it suits us.

Libya like Iraq is suffering a worst fate than it ever faced before our “interventions” with rapes, summary executions, crackdowns on journalists, and militias roaming the streets unwilling to give up their western gifts of guns, RPG’s and other assorted weaponry.

The head of the militia who controls Tripoli is an “ex” LIFG terrorist who is currently in the process of suing MI6 for facilitating his torture at the hands of the Americans for being linked to al-Qaeda. Despite his well known terrorist links he was still helped by the west to other throw Col Gadaffi’s regime.

Now we hear that the head of al-Qaeda Ayman al-Zawahri, has urged Syrians not to rely on the West or Arab governments in their uprising to topple President Bashar Assad.

“Wounded Syria still bleeds day after day, while the butcher, son of the butcher Bashar bin Hafiz (Hafez Assad), is not deterred to stop,” Zawahri, wearing his white turban and seated against a green curtain, said.

“But the resistance of our people in Syria despite all the pain, sacrifice and bloodshed escalates and grows,” he added.

A Muslim should help “his brothers in Syria with all that he can, with his life, money, opinion, as well as information,” Zawahri says.

With reports of Libyan rebels already fighting the Assad forces in Syria it is not too much of a leap to suggest that the same terrorist linked rebels NATO supported in Libya are already being funded and supported on the down low by the West despite last weeks UN vote which Russia and China blocked for good reason.

In fact we already have the UK and French Prime Ministers, who were lauded as heroes in Libya only months ago, meeting to discuss ways they can help the Syrian insurgency. And the USA has met with Syria’s neighbour Turkey to discuss ways of providing humanitarian and other support for the Syrians fighting Assad’s regime.

So whilst Russia and China have been busy meeting President Assad and calling for dialogue and a ceasefire on both sides to resolve the conflict it seems that the West is happy to let the chaos continue until it gets so bad intervention is inevitable.

The Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhai Jun yesterday called for an immediate end to the violence by all sides in the 11-month-old conflict and the Chinese state news authority highlighted that China was “deeply concerned by the escalating crisis and wanted the government and various political factions in the country to end all acts of violence against civilians”.

The Russians who also voted against the UN resolution due to it’s wording that they felt was too one sided and didn’t call for an end to the violence from the Syrian rebels but only the Assad regime also called for a ceasefire from both sides. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the following:

“In order to deploy a peacekeeping mission, you need the agreement of the receiving side,” he said.

“In other words, you need to agree something resembling a ceasefire. But the problem is that the armed groups that are fighting the Syrian regime do not answer to anyone and are not controlled by anyone.”

I guess the west don’t see it that way from the mainstream news reports who paint  the protesters as nothing more than peaceniks who only march, chant and hold placards in the air whilst being mowed down by Assad’s well armed military. Instead they are actually well armed rebels from a number of factions including al-Qaeda and other militant groups who have killed hundreds if not thousands of people on their own including many civilians and soldiers.

We are not witnessing a group of pacifists being massacred in Syria we are watching a civil war from afar in which news reports cannot be verified and truth is intermingled with lies and propaganda from both sides.

However much we may hate the scenes we are watching on TV we must realise that just like Libya we are witnessing a civil war and if the same were occurring in our own countries with major towns and cities taken over and controlled by rebels armed by other countries we would probably be doing the same as Assad if not worse. I can only imagine how the US army would re-act if a rebel group fully took over the city of Los Angeles.

Of course President Assad is a dictator and a tyrant and I have no love for him however he is being painted this way by the west who were only a few years ago calling him a great reformer. When we are on the same side as al-Qaeda we need to sit back and think whether we are doing the right thing by arming rebels linked to them.

We should definitely be following Russia and China’s call for a ceasefire on both sides rather than ratcheting up the pressure in a region that is already at boiling point.

Is our own moral hypocrisy at the UN preventing real action on Syria from taking place?

February 5, 2012

By Dark Politricks

As most people will know waking up today to the morning newspapers and TV shows yesterday saw both a massacre in the Syrian city of Homs and a vote at the UN which was vetoed by both Russia and China which condemned the Assad regime.

The attack on the city of Homs was blamed by many mainstream and pro western news outlets as being an attack by government forces which the Assad regime denies claiming that many of the dead displayed in TV pictures were:

“dead … civilians, including images of satellite broadcast television networks, were people who kidnapped and killed by gunmen,”

and that the aim behind the propaganda was to influence the upcoming vote at the UN through a “hysterical campaign of incitement” by armed gangs – Sana News Agency.

Was it just a co-incidence that the massacre in Homs occurred just before an important Security Council UN vote on the worsening situation in Syria or did the Syrian government know that the Russians and Chinese would veto any vote no matter how villanous it acted in the preceeding days?

Did it really want the worlds condemnation and a billion fingers pointed it’s way at the very same time the whole world was looking at the UN’s vote on it’s behaviour?

Maybe a cynic would claim that the massacre was a way to “persuade” the Russians and Chinese who have been negotiating the wording of the bill for most of the week to vote with the rest of the security council.

If they vetoed the bill it would make them look like the bad guys they are currently being painted as by the western media and if they abstained then the resolution would pass. Maybe the attack in Homs was a helpful reminder to urge them to “do the right thing” so to speak.

The USA and UK who have been pushing for a hard stance to be taken against Syria in the UN certainly didn’t waste any time in attacking the Russian and Chinese decision to veto their resolution with the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice claiming that Washington was “disgusted” with the vetoes and the British ambassador to the U.N. Mark Lyall Grant saying that Russia and China have turned their backs on the Arab world to support tyranny.

Russia said the resolution was biased and would promote “regime change” and the wording of the resolution undoubtedly bears this out as it urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to give up power. The Russians have declared all week in pre-vote talks that they want to see an end to the conflict but in a way that does place blame on either the Assad regime or the Saudi/Western backed rebels/terrorists fighting it.

Whatever the truth behind the Homs attack it is clear that the UN is nothing more than a worthless institution that is used by all sides to push forward their own foreign policy objectives.

Not only has the UN been used by Western nations to allow wars such as those in Iraq and Lybia to go ahead with some sense of legitimacy it has long been used by certain powers such as the USA with Israel and seemingly Russia with Syria, to allow countries they are allied with to carry on unimpeded with internal acts that many across the world would like to see stopped.

It cannot be stated enough that we in the West have lost much of any moral superiority we might have liked to believe we carried through our own hypocrisy. This has seen us point the finger at undoubtedly nasty regimes and the acts carried out by them, but at the same time either carrying out those same acts ourselves or allowing allies to do the very same things we condemn in others.

The last ten years have seen our war on terror diminish much of our moral standing in the world by:

  • Allowing the 9.11 attacks, which were cooked up in Germany and the US and carried out by mainly Saudi Arabians to be used a pretext for a decade of war on other, poorer countries.
  • Using the same attacks as justification for extraordinary rendition of suspects, literally kidnapped off the streets of many cities including those in Europe and bundled off to black site jails to be tortured or killed.
  • Buying prisoners off warlords and groups many countries would not hesitate in labeling as “terrorist” in nature, many of which who had no links to al-Qaeda or the Taliban and treating them the same as enemy soldiers caught in combat. Some of these purchases still remain in Gitmo prison today helping fuel any recruitment drive by those that already hate us.
  • Attacking countries such as Iran, Egypt, Libya and Syria for suppressing protesters and critics of  the regime whilst allowing allies such as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to carry out the same brutal crack downs whilst all the time selling arms to them.
  • Lecturing countries such as China and Iran for their police state nature whilst at the same implementing a similar regime step by step at home. From Internet Censorship to the police forcefully crushing all forms of dissent and free speech we have seen the USA slowly morph from the home of the free to one in which your door can be knocked down at any time and you could join fellow orange jump-suited prisoners at Gitmo.
  • Through acts like the NDAA and the very un-patriotic PATRIOT ACT. Forever a misnomer of Orwellian proportions if ever one existed, the cogs of oppression have slowly turned the screws on the American citizenry rendering their Bill of Rights and Constitution almost worthless.

And many more misdeeds could be listed as well which have tainted the declining sole super-powers image as leader of the “free” world in the eyes of many.

However when it comes to the UN, the USA’s insistence on using it’s veto power to protect it’s ally, friend and often political paymaster Israel from facing any censure or punishment for the many acts it has carried out on the Palestinian people has undermined any, if not all of the sentiment carried in Susan’s Rice disgust at the recent Russians veto on Syria.

From Operation Cast Lead to the war in Lebanon and it’s policy of targeted assassination which at times included US citizens as well as Hamas and Hezbollah members to the recent attempt by Palestine to gain statehood – there have been many UN resolutions tabled and voted on which had the aim of reigning in Israeli excesses and human rights abuses.

Those “excesses” included the Goldstone Report into the Gaza war that left over a 1,400 people dead, many of which were women and children. Operation Cast Lead also saw the illegal use of banned weapons including white phosphorus in densely populated civilian areas as well as summary executions and the international crime of targeting a civilian population who had no-where to hide.

Even though much of the international community were outraged at these attacks the political ties that bind Israel and the USA together insured that no action was taken, and even saw the US Congress almost unite in attacking the report as biased and anti-Israeli slander.

So for the USA to attack to Russia is hypocrisy in the very least and no matter how much we may despise the Assad regime it is clear that Russia is trying to prevent another UN excuse for a “no fly zone” such as the one they were cajouled into supporting in Libya last year.

They already feel let down by their support for that resolution which was supposed to ensure Gaddafi couldn’t use it’s air force to attack his citizens but instead turned into an excuse for regime change and the chaos which we are now seeing. This organised chaos includes extra judicial executions, rape and torture by the rebels and terrorists we have helped to install in power after using NATO air-power to other-throw the previous Gaddafi regime.

There is no doubt Russia has close ties with Syria and with its naval base on the Mediterranean at Tartus it would not like to see a post Assad regime installed that may be less stable than the current one as in post dictatorship Iraq or  Libya. They also don’t want to lose an important ally and arms purchaser.

There is also no question that China and Russia both like to stay out of other countries internal affairs and have always shy’ed away from supporting UN resolutions that have supported wars or regime change and often Western foreign policy objectives at the same time.

However the key point to remember is that we in the west have to realise that we are no longer in any position to take the moral high ground when it comes to lecturing others on their global positions and any UN votes backing those positions.

If we are to lecture others on their failings and their lack of support in respect to human rights or their authoritarian regimes we must be whiter than white ourselves and hold and keep the same respect for human rights we demand so often in others.

Most of all we must not be hypocritical when it comes to UN votes by using the veto so often ourselves to protect allies like Israel. In doing so we have lost all moral legitimacy to attack other nations when they do the same for their own allies.

I hope the people of Syria manage to find a solution to their internal problems that doesn’t remain so bloody and violent in nature but I also wish other nations would stop meddling in the affairs of others. We would do well to take our own advice sometimes.

Let’s imagine if Israel and the state of Palestine were actually your home

September 25, 2011

By Dark Politricks

Let’s imagine for a minute that you were in the position of a Christian person whose family had lived in the land of Palestine for many generations over hundreds of years.

Now imagine that instead of Palestine it was the UK or the USA or Russia, wherever you are from.

How would you feel if one day you were made homeless, a refugee, kicked out of your home and forced to live in a neighbouring country all because a group of Muslim people turned up and claimed the land as theirs.

What if most of these people had never even lived in your country or stepped foot in it before that day.

Many of these people are shipped in from overseas, due to their own homes being lost after war but all of them claiming your land, your home in Arkansas, Kent or Moscow, as their ancestral birth right.

What if most of these people referred back to an ancient story that many people took as nothing more than a fairy tale that had been written down many thousands of years ago as the sole reason for their right to take to your land.

Just imagine if thousands of people kicked you out of your home claiming that because they believed in the tooth fairy or Santa Claus it gave them the right to remove you from your home.

You may laugh but there are many religions in this world that many people see this way. I have heard Christians mock Muslims for worshipping the moon and show disdain for Hinduism with their many God’s instead of their sole supreme creator. One man’s religion is often treated with contempt by other seemingly religious people.

So now you are homeless and forced to live in a squalid refugee camp where your home is only a distant memory.

Years and years of wars, negotiations and broken treaties pass without any change in your situation. All you want to do is return home but you are not allowed to because your old country is now considered the home of Muslims only.

Your leaders are given the choice to have your own country, which is a tiny fragmented fraction of the size it had once been. But as a pre-condition of doing so they must first renounce your right to return back to your home and swear an oath that your old home, where you once lived alongside people of many other religious faiths, was now only the home of Muslims.

You were never allowed to go home, even though international law states the right of any refugees to do so.

You were to give up any hope of seeing your old town, your old home and old freinds again because these people had claimed you had no right to the land your family had lived on for hundreds of years.

Would you allow your leaders to make that pact?

To give up any hope of returning to your ancestoral lands in return for a small piece of land that was now controlled entirely by your new masters.

I don’t think many people would yet this is what the pro-israeli lobby want the Palestinians to do when they say that the Palestinians must recognize Israel’s right to exist.

Many Palestinian leaders have already done this and many have explicitly stated the right for Israel (as a non religious state) to exist.

However what they cannot accept is the entirely Jewish nature of the state that means Christians and Muslims, Hindu’s and Atheists alike are conceptually (if not physically) treated as 2nd class citizens on their own land.

In my eyes having any country classified as a religious state of any kind, whether it be Islamic, Christian or Jewish, is inherently sectarian in nature.

Israel as a state has the right to exist because the UN granted it’s creation in 1947.

However I can see no logical argument that allows for someone like myself to convert to Judaism and then under the “right of return” laws that exist in Israel be granted an Israeli passport.

This means that I could go and live in Israel as a Jew, a country and land I have no link to, whilst people who had lived on that land for many centuries are prohibited from doing so.

Just imagine for a minute if you were a Palestinian refugee living in a camp in Lebanon or Jordan. Could you accept this trade off as part of the “peace process” that Israel insists on. To give up any hope of a return to your home so that foreigners with no link to the land apart from ancient stories and myths can call it home instead?

If you say “yes I could” then I would like you to explain yourself in the comment section.

Please take the time to fill out this poll on Palestinian statehood as well.

A US Veto on Palestinian statehood will show up the UN as nothing more than a talking shop used to legitimise veto holding members own wars

September 22, 2011

By Dark Politricks

Whether or not Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas goes ahead with his bid for Palestinian statehood at the UN tomorrow or he is bought off at the last minute by backdoor deals and promises by President Obama and Israel the question of Palestinian independence should be a given for almost everyone.

Even though at last years UN general assembly meeting Obama made reference to full Palestinian membership. This
year he is threatening to veto any attempt at such a “unilateral” action and it has become pretty clear since his
fast start at placating the Muslim world with his Cairo speech in 2009 that any moral fibre or good intentions he may have had towards ending the Israeli Palestinian conflict has been overridden by realpolitik and Israeli pressure.

This was pretty clear when his only attempt at bringing peace between the two sides ended in abject failure and personal humiliation as it became clear that on matters concerning Israel even the President of the United States has to take his orders from somewhere else.

This subservience shines though even after multiple US military commanders have attacked unconditional support of Israel as putting US troops at risk, including Robert Gates who called Israel an ugratefull ally after the Israeli PM lectured and belittled the US President live on TV.

The repeated accusations of being a Muslim, the multiple letters signed by the majority of Congress on demand when AIPAC click their fingers attacking his anti-Israeli stance and the 29 standing ovations given to such a base speech by Benjamin Netanyahu showed the world who really pulls the strings when it comes to US policy towards Israel.

So now it is a year on and Obama and the USA are backtracking on their earlier promises of Palestinian statehood promising to veto any security council resolution if one is brought forward. Ben Rhodes, the White House national security council spokesman, told reporters after Obama met Abbas in New York that:

“We would have to oppose any action at the UN Security Council including, if necessary, vetoing,”

and today in Obama’s speech he said:

“peace was hard”

and that Israeli’s and Palestinians have to resolve this problem on their own directly insinuating that a vote by the U.N. would be fruitless.

If the USA uses it’s veto power as it has done on dozens of previous occasions to protect Israel it will just be another
sign that the UN is little more than a worthless talking shop that is used by the veto holding permanent members of the Security Council to give legitimacy to their own desires for war and conquest, such as Iraq and most recently with Libya whilst at the same time using it to prevent the legitimate aspirations of other nations to come to fruition.

Russia and China use their veto to block anything the USA, UK and France might want and the Western nations do the same which means that usually no consensus is ever achieved and nothing of significance is ever achieved at security council meetings.

Therefore it will be no surprise at all to see the USA once again show the world it’s hypocritical true nature when it blocks any Palestinian motion for statehood.

The UN has been an abject failure since it’s inception however nothing blots the UN and everything it stands for than the Israeli, Palestinian conflict.

As well as the endless negotiations that lead nowhere, we endure the hypocritical actions of countries like Libya and Iran that use UN bodies like the Human Rights Council to attack Israel for their human rights violations whilst at the same time real and significant violations of international law by Israel are constantly swept under the carpet with the US backing it up.

Personally I think the only logical solution to the conflict is to have a single democratic, non religious based country composing of both Israel and Palestine in which all people are treated equally whatever their religion or race.

There is nothing worse than right wing nationalistic governments that use fear of terrorism and the threat of constant war to keep their country together.

We can see this in Israel and we can see it growing in the USA. We fought the Second World War to defeat fascism
and afterwards we came together to give the world Human Rights, Conventions on future behaviour during wartime and the basis of international law which is supposed to be followed by all.

Western guilt for the treatment of the Jews under Hitler led to the mistreatment of the Palestinian people and the creation of a new country on their land. Whilst the Balfour agreement specified both peoples were to live together equally the Israeli Zionists used terrorism to push out the British and then the Palestinians.

Future attempts by sympathetic Arab countries to reclaim the land ended in failure and in recent years the Israeli state has been propped up by bought and paid for US politicians and free military hardware, illegal assassinations and wars on their neighbours all with the help of US puppet Arab dictators which held the peace together.

However times are a changing and Israel needs to look around and take note. The Arab Spring has shown that once the dictators are removed the people of the Middle East still support their Palestinian brothers and long term allies such as Egypt and Turkey are now barely on talking terms.

Not only is the Arab world showing its support for a Palestinian state but western nations also support the right of the Palestian people to rule themselves free from Israeli subjugation and humiliation.

The Mavi Marmara incident showed how much contempt Israel had for international law when it murdered Turkish and American peace activists trying to break the blockade of Gaza and then refused to apologise for their action.

This has recently been followed up by the killing of 5 Egyptian border guards following an attack on an Israeli border which led to the storming of the Israeli embassy in Cario and the evacuation of Israeli staff back home as hundreds of people attacked the building, knocking down walls, burning the Israeli flag and causing an international incident that once again showed how isolated Israel is becoming in the region.

Therefore whatever happens tomorrow it is clear from poll after poll as well as the streets of the Middle East
and many Western cities that the vast majority of the world support an end to the Palestinian occupation and oppression as well as a permanent end to the violence it’s people have suffered along with many Israelis since the creation of Israel over 50 years ago.

Israel was created by the UN because of our guilt after the second World War and there is no logical reason the UN cannot help create a Palestinian state.

It is certainly time we felt guilty for turning our back on the Palestinian people for so long and maybe we should think about the debt we owe them tomorrow when any vote is cast.