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The cloak of deception

Welcome to a world where people choose titles and terms and all in the name of religion by deceiving the weak and over powering the poor in the name of Islam. Over the last few decades but more recently so, we have seen men in turbans, men in suits with women covered from top to toe and women in suits, calling under the banner of Islam for democracy.

So let me make some clarifications, Democracy isn’t Islamic, let us be honest with ourselves and stop pretending that it is. Democracy is a system and Islam has brought us a completely different system. Shura system is an Islamic government system. The Shura Council is the council of elite Muslim scholars that are consulted by the ruler in the matters of the State.

So if you plan on wearing the cloak of claiming to be an Islamic scholar and you call for pro-democracy uprisings, then remove it while you call for it or wear it and call it what it is and stop calling it democracy and call it Shura, but stop fooling the mild and weak in the name of religion who die not in the name of God almighty or in the name of truth but in the name of your political gain under your cloaked deception.

Ibn Khaldun Center recently released a report ” Ibn Khaldun Center’s report on Muslim Brotherhood violence, violations and terror attacks in Egypt from 30/6/2013 until 25/12/2013 the date Muslim Brotherhood organization was declared a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government.” Unfortunately there has been little coverage on this as expected however, when I read it, the question that arose is what is the difference between the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Wefaq with their umbrella opposition and their highly critical false information, yet to be retracted.

The similarities are visible in the way the international mass media and NGO’s covered only one side of the story and might I add the Muslim Brothers, foreign press and human rights organizations fabricated stories about the Brotherhood victims which resulted from the disengagement of the armed sits-in. Ibn Khaldun Center also exposed the forged photos that MB and Aljazeera Channel of Qatar used to convince the world opinion that the disengagement was a massacre, using images of victims from Syria, Libya and south Africa. It also exposed Muslim Brotherhood faked interviews through Aljazeera, using women and children to address false stories to the world. Sounds familiar?

Al Wefaq, like the Muslim Brotherhood was the source and still is the source that markets the misleading and dramatic images worldwide, to date with no media retraction or expansion. They have cried victim where they were the perpetrators. (Read more about Al Wefaq misleading the public here ) .

To those who take time to read, we are living in very crucial times, many of the decisions that we make today will have profound influence on our families and the world we are living in. So we need to ask ourselves, before we take any decision, where are we headed and what are we pursuing and are those correct decisions and what are they based on.

This article is directed at Muslims. Why? Because everywhere you look today Islam is used as a front for an underlying deception and the whole Muslim community is affected by the actions of a few. Due to those actions Islam becomes distorted and Muslims become persecuted both physically and psychologically as the images sent around the world show a distorted image of what Islam and Muslims represent. The titles carried by a few as well as their misconduct reflect upon all of us. For example Al Wefaq National Islamic Society, a subject I have written about before with their birth and their origins and when their selfish gains becomes a revolution.

Previously I did not touch on the brotherhood, however as I felt the need to understand and research the organization Shaykh Muhammad Aamaan Al-Jaamee  clarified my questions as did other Islamic Scholars before I commented and before I base an opinion of which many may not be too pleased with, but it is an opinion that I stand with following researching which has bought me to this conclusion.

First, as Muslims, we must look at events not only on the surface but we must have the ability to look at what lies beneath and within. In short, start reading between the lines. The best way to do that is to return to our source and to the revelation that was sent as a mercy to mankind by Allah Suphan wa ta’ala through the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

As Muslims we should understand that there is nothing worthy of worship but Allah, the creator of the heavens and the earth and that we were not put on this earth to worship men and it is our duty to search for the truth. We are in the process of being gradually severed at the roots and it is visible to the extent of the differences amongst us and the divisions that are present in our society today.  Who created the divide and rule foreign policy? Ask yourselves, who is the beneficiary of divisions amongst us?

There is a global culture being forced down our throats and what we need to comprehend is that Islam stands up to that global culture, however with the deep divisions we are so embedded in fighting one another that we lose sight of the real enemy. Unfortunately there are sources that are being used to engage the Muslim world with this global culture, this “new worlds” order and in order to do that they use their stooges around the world to promote democracy that they have yet to apply back home.

Previously I covered how the “Canvas” was clear in Bahrain and a click a way it becomes more clear around the world from Egypt  to Ukraine. There is a deceptive cloak that is being worn to fool nation upon nation into a new global culture, one world, one economy, pluralism. Beware of those who speak of fraternity, equality and liberty and think and search for the truth before we are stripped of our identity. Men of cloaks, remove your cloaks and put on your swim wear and comprehend when you call for a democracy that you understand the term according to RAND “A commitment to democracy as understood in the liberal western tradition”.

What is the difference between Al Wefaq, National Islamic Society and the Muslim Brotherhood when they call for democracy? What is the difference when they call people to prayer and yet want to adopt western ideals and western man-made laws? “For the people, by the people”- Where does it state in the Quran for the people, by the people?

Today we are facing the biggest battle and a trial and test of our strengths and weaknesses. Media, what do we do? We are fighting an old war with new technology. While the rest of the Arab and Islamic world has fallen prey to war and civil strife, the Arabian Gulf has managed to remain steady despite the constant bombardment of the western controlled media and old as well as newly propped up NGO’s constantly applying pressure via lobbying and articles without providing the full case or the complete picture.

By now we should comprehend that NGO’s are missionaries of empire . It has been written time and time again. They have been and are currently being used as tools of western foreign policy which is promoting ideologies that distort the Muslim world dividing us into camps.

The Political system of the world has failed, socialism has failed, and capitalism is failing, so now we come to this global culture, this “New World” and with them they bring globalism, and like all the other “isms” will fail too, but we must not sit on the sidelines waiting, we must do our part and reject their Bidah (innovation) not pretend to accept it for selfish conclusions.

Western powers are involved in a war that is both a battle of ideas and a battle of arms. While they would like us to believe that it is a war in which, ultimate victory will be achieved only when extremist ideologies are discredited in the eyes of their host populations and passive supporters, there is one point they failed to refer to. The most passive supporters of extreme ideologists are the western nations who have facilitated them, and upon failure, granted amnesty to them.

To the Arab and Islamic world, Allah Suphan wa ta’ala said (O mankind! We have created you from a single male and female, and We made you into different nations and tribes that you may come to know one another. Verily, the most honorable of you to Allah is that (believer) who has the most taqwaa3 (the most pious). Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware.) [49:13]

Get away from the diseases of nationalism, tribalism, different ethnicities, different languages that may lead to differences among us where in reality they should be a reason of our strength and share and spread knowledge which is the greatest power that diffuses disunity.

Suggested reading Ibn Katheer’s – Book of The End – Great Trials and Tribulations

 

Considering what we have been through

The Kingdom of Bahrain, what I would like to term the “Golden Gateway to the Gulf.”

Due to its size and centrality the Kingdom of Bahrain has attracted international organizations from every region across the globe. Bahrain, central to trade with a historical position as a leading regional airport and transit hub, still remains a leader in Islamic Banking and Finance.

For those who are unaware, the Kingdom hosts a multinational society with diverse backgrounds, different ethnicities, different languages, and all who flock to the Bahrain have one thing in common. Initially people come for job security but after a few weeks of settling in, many call Bahrain home and love the nation more than their countries of origin.

While some look at the influx of expatriates as a weakness, to me, it is a sign of strength. The expatriates are what I like to term as ambassadors in the region. Their love of the nation reflects in their travels encouraging others to visit and see for themselves what Bahrain has to offer.

Today, despite the ongoing unrest used as a political maneuvering tool in order to gain control and power, Bahrain remains a global choice as a business hub and continues to attract Foreign Direct Investments. Much to the distress of the opposition and their affiliates abroad, the Kingdom has managed to remain steady, that in itself is an achievement, and is one of the most family friendly, affordable places in the region to set up business as well as to settle family in and remains the gateway to success.

Over the 20-year history of the Index, Bahrain has been consistently rated one of the “mostly free” economies achieving economic freedom scores above 70. Overall, the Kingdom is ranked 13th out of 178 economies worldwide, between the US and the UK which rank 12th and 14th respectively and is the only Mena country to rank in the top 20.

Much to the distress of the opposition, haven’t they yet realized, that if it was meant to be, they would have succeeded in 2011? Their failure to recognize the multiple voices condemning their actions, the multiple voices disinterested in their agenda, the multiple voices opposing them pledging their support of the government.

Their ignorance and arrogance will achieve nothing.

Constructive change would have happened a long time ago if someone in the opposition had actually suggested something constructive rather than destructive. So stop and ask yourselves, what is their real intention?

There is a system in place,and there are people who are not happy with it and there are people that are happy with it, however when reading the objectives of  the opposition attempting to portray something  that is fundamentally better, the reality is that they are covertly establishing their own brand of sectarian rule.

Three years on… the same stories, same timeline, reused same old hash tags. Funnily enough mainly the same people, same  western academics, a few new wannabes, a few has beens, the same attacks, the same response, the same opposition stance, the same opposition complaints, the same non opposition response, the same remarks coming out of the UN, the EU not falling far behind. The NDI whispering and encouraging, not in the interests of the people of Bahrain, but in the interest as always of the United States elite. We can give them the benefit of the doubt and say perhaps they are ignorant but in reality they are far from it.

While we cannot have peace without compromise, while we cannot tame the hearts without concessions, while we cannot ignore citizens when one wants to move forward, we cannot do so with the ongoing physical and verbal threats. Nothing comes with force, nothing comes with political threats. There is a majority who will not forget the days and nights and the horrors they were coerced into, that they suffered in silence and what the mass media forgot to mention.

There are always two sides to every story, the question is, which one is the world listening to? That is the ultimate device that makes a difference in their condoning and condemnation.

My take on this.. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, It doesn’t matter what they say, this is a journey that we are all involved in, whether we like it or not, this is a conflict that we must deal with ourselves and in the end what really matters is what we the people of Bahrain think. Considering what we have been through.. I think we are doing well.

 

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Bahrain Grand Prix, see you at chequered flag

So, I’m doing it. I’ve gone out and bought myself some tickets to watch this year’s Grand prix to be held in Bahrain in a few weeks, 20-22nd April to be exact. I have waited my whole life to convince myself that watching race cars will add some value in my life, a little experience, a venture out to see a sport I have never been interested to watch having my siblings more into that than me and I have done that for a simple reason, a reason that some may not comprehend, a reason perhaps that it’s time that I join and give a little support to at least try to be a part of a sporting unity even though it’s not my kind of sport.

It’s my turn to make an effort and give myself a chance to experience the sport first hand rather on the back burner listening to excitement and wondering what they liked about it when I never gave it a chance.
Following the confirmation from Ecclestone, the teams and the Bahrain International Circuit that the event would actually be going ahead as planned, I took the plunge and bought my tickets.
Now many of the jounalists in the international media have been questioning whether or not they would or even should be attending the race, but let me say something, they have attended the races all over the world and no country is free from demonstrations and if somebody wants to make a scene “there is little anybody could do to stop them, regardless of where the race is held”.- Eccelstone
Bahrain is not the only country in the world which suffers from questionable human rights and where a Grand Prix race takes place , look around the world and no country in the world can claim that they have none.
As Will Buxton wrote: “Bahrain is also not the only country which has experienced violent unrest and death over the last 12 months.. London burned last summer amidst violent protests and yet the British Grand Prix is under no threat. Yes, the London rioters were more interested in stealing a new pair of shoes than they were in fighting for democracy, but incredibly, and despite the gaping holes in the comparison, this is an argument which has been raised in support of maintaining the Bahrain Grand Prix and is thus why I bring it up here. Sport can be a healing tool for unrest, just look at the Olympics and the fact that so many nations caught up in conflicts have competed side by side with one another over the history of the games.”
Now if the protesters want to protest and if they have a legitimate voice and a legitimate cause, an international sporting event  will be a very good tool for those with an agenda to get their message out to a wide audience so why do they want to cancel it and why are they doing their level best to make sure that it doesn’t go ahead?
In my opinion, and this is my opinion and a simple answer, to simply harm the economy, which they have already done.
The first voices that I heard during the onset of the protests way back in February 2011 was a demand for jobs, so in this case, harm the economy, harm your job prospects, harm the economy, hit the middle man/woman, and the middle man/woman who has a small medium enterprise that may not sound like too much but they hire at least four to five locals - times that by so many middle men/women and that will not only harm the job prospects but also the business established which will eventually lead to closure and  even more people without jobs.
Moreover some individuals in social media claim that the Bahrain International Circuit loses money – well it does, around 20 million dollars a year preparing for the event, - however on the other hand half a billion dollars is gained by the economy via media priveleges advertisements, tourism and many other sectors from all ends of the social scale.
For those still not convinced, it is business as usual. There are some clashes but those are isolated in villages and you really need to go out and look for it. Most of the clashes are very small with just 5- 10 sometimes 15 people and most of what you see in the media is blown way out of proportion.
I am making an effort to reach out and attend a sport that never really interested me up until now and for the right reasons and with that I hope that the Grand Prix can unite this nation and help to bring happiness to a country which has been put through a year of misery.
See you all at the chequered flag and let’s celebrate the banner of sport. Let’s bring back the social un1fied spirit not only I but we all miss.
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Just to answer your question

I was surprised by a mention today when I posted this Euphrates to the Nile with a response, “If the plan did get implemented how bad would it be? They went to 2 Germany n Japan look where they r now!”
Ok… so I looked…
Germany
Population below poverty line: 15.5% (2010 est.)
Japan
Population below poverty line: 15.7% (2007)
Definition: National estimates of the percentage of the population falling below the poverty line are based on surveys of sub-groups, with the results weighted by the number of people in each group. Definitions of poverty vary considerably among nations. For example, rich nations generally employ more generous standards of poverty than poor nations.
Source: CIA World Factbook – Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 9, 2012
How bad could it be?
Child poverty on the rise in Germany
By Elizabeth Zimmermann
8 March 2012
“There is no cause for celebration. We continue to have a scandalously high level of child poverty in Germany.” These were the words used by Ulrich Schneider, chief executive of the Joint Welfare Association on February 29 in Berlin, to introduce his study “Poor Children, Poor Parents: Families in Hartz IV Welfare.”
The study exposes the claim, made by the federal family minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) at the end of January and since spread by the media, that the number of children living in poverty is declining
At the time, the president of the Child Protection Agency, Heinz Hilgers, and Ulrich Schneider from the Joint Welfare Association expressed their own doubts over von der Leyen’s claims. They pointed out that the number of children under 15 has declined in Germany by 750,000 since 2006. This means that a lower absolute number does not necessarily indicate that the poverty rate has decreased.
According to the new report by the Joint Welfare Association, one in seven children under 15 in Germany is dependent on welfare payments. This figure rises to one in four children in east Germany. The sharp fall in unemployment in recent years has had little effect on the numbers of those dependent on miserly Hartz IV welfare payments.
The study reveals that in the German capital city, Berlin, one third of all children are dependent on welfare. “In Berlin, the rate decreased for a while over the years, but this is primarily due to the favorable demographic trends (i.e., that more children were born) and not because of less dependence on Hartz IV,” it explains. “The number of cases of children relying on Hartz IV in Berlin fell by just 2.5 percent. However, since the total number of children in Berlin significantly increased over the same period (+7.5 percent), the poverty rate fell by 9.4 per cent in the official tables.
“Here, the relationship between demographic development and the regional development of poverty is especially clear: if another 1,000 children were born tomorrow in the child-friendly Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg, then the poverty rate would fall in Berlin, but this would do nothing to change the situation for all those children in the poor suburb of Neukölln who rely on Hartz IV.”
Japan is not far from Germany in these sad figures. In fact nobody knew that Japan was facing poverty issues up until October 2009 when Japan announced its poverty rate for the first time, stating that 15.7% of the population fell below the poverty line in 2006, rising from 14.9% in 2003. “The relative poverty rate for children was 14.2%. Japan’s social security expenditure was 24.4% of its national income in 2009 percent; about 70% of this was for elderly benefits..”
“JPY 1,679; JPY 394 (USD 4.84, EUR 3.51) for food. This is based on per capita per-day basis of Japan’s relative poverty line of 1.14 million yen household disposable income, average lowest-income-quintile household size of 1.86, and low-income household food expenditure (23.5% of disposable income).”
And whilst it’s only numbers for some, others are dealing with the cruel reality of poverty each and every day. In order to visualize this reality just visit this site with photos on what people below poverty line could buy as food..
Relative Poverty in Japan
“Poverty is still a very unfamiliar word in Japan” says a NYT article. This statement is true since not until late fall of 2009, the Japanese government had never announced the official poverty line. From the same article, “The Labor Ministry’s disclosure in October that almost one in six Japanese, or 20 million people, lived in poverty in 2007”. Repeated economic stagnation and widening income disparities has been the main topic of conversation for years but no one really knew if they were under the poverty line until quite recent.
According to the “The Economic Survey of Japan” by the OECD in 2006, sparked much debate when Japan realized that it had one of the highest rates of relative poverty — the percentage of the population that lives on one-half or less of the median income — among the OECD countries. The relative poverty in Japan was around 15 percent which was the second-worst among the OECD nations following that of the United States at around 17 percent; which the Japanese continuously thought was a number far away. Being poor is similar to losing face in a community-oriented society in Japan and no one wants to ever admit it. It’s hard to spot who is poor and who isn’t since most poor people dress as if they are middle class. The NYT article suggests “Poverty in a prosperous society usually does not mean living in rags on a dirt floor,” said Masami Iwata, a social welfare professor at Japan Women’s University in Tokyo. “These are people with cell phones and cars, but they are cut off from the rest of society.” The number of working poor is growing among the youths working off of irregular jobs and working single mothers (due to increasing divorce rates) whom are unable to attain enough salary. With all this in mind, it’s hard to witness homeless people in Japan. With higher unemployment rate in the youths, unstable employment opportunities, along with lower birth rates with growing number of elders in Japan, there is much more problems to come. The government has been severely criticized for their lack of transparency on this issue as they have continued to hide information and have told everyone that Japan is not a poor country until recently.
How bad?
The New York Times
Japan Tries to Face Up to Growing Poverty Problem
Published: April 21, 2010
MEMURO, Japan — Satomi Sato, a 51-year-old widow, knew she had it tough, raising a teenage daughter on the less than $17,000 a year she earned from two jobs. Still, she was surprised last autumn when the government announced for the first time an official poverty line — and she was below it.
Satomi Sato works mornings making boxed lunches. She said her family’s difficulties began in the late 1990s, when the economic slide worsened on the island of Hokkaido, as it did across much of rural Japan.
Read the article here.
But let’s move on to some other unpleasant statistical data concerning these two countries that phenomenally are technologically advanced and perceivably financially sound. Germany holds the 3rd place in crimes with a total of 6,507,394 crimes reported (Source: GECD Society at a Glance 2001, Statistical Annex Table D3) whereas Japan follows in the 6th place with a total of 2,853,739 reported crimes (SOURCE: UNICRI – United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute 2002. Correspondence on data on crime victims. March. Turin).
Japan is in the 11th and 13th place for suicide rates in ages 25-34 and 15-24 respectively while Germany is in the 16th place for both groups.
Germany holds the unbelievable record of 250,969 drug offences per 100,000 people stamping the country as no.1 in drug offences.
Again…. How bad could it be?
The question should be WHO would it be bad for….

International Women’s Day: Let’s Remember

From a friend across the Atlantic and both of us despite the distance a part…

Please also read below Girls, because Life is to short no time to hate each other only time for us to love one another…

Eva Ekvall, the former Miss Venezuela who finished third in the Miss Universe pageant in 2001,has died of breast cancer aged 28.
Aged 17, Ekvall was crowned Miss Venezuela of 2000, and the next year was third runner-up in the Miss Universe Pageant.Her name was also listed as one of the most beautiful & most sexiest women in earth.As a Buddhist, she was the first non-Christian to have won the title of Miss Venezuela.

 

 

 

 

Ekvall was married to the radio producer John Fabio Bermudez and the couple had a 2-year-old daughter.In February 2010, just months after giving birth to her child, Ekvall was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, and underwent eight months of treatment
that included chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a double radical mastectomy.

Last year, she told newspaper El Nacional of her need to send out a message about cancer prevention. And the model explained, “I hate to see photos in which I come out ugly.But you know what? Nobody ever said cancer is pretty or that I should look like Miss Venezuela when I have cancer”.

She chronicled this experience in a book of photographs, Fuera de Foco (Out of Focus), released on December 2010. She went on to become an advocate for SenosAyuda, a cancer awareness group.

Pics of her last days…

In a heart-breaking Twitter post over the weekend, Eva’s husband posted a photo showing a close-up of his hand holding hers at her last moment, with the caption, “Always together … I love you wife”.

Her family has confirmed the model passed away at a hospital in Houston on Saturday (December 17, 2011), according to the Huffington Post.

Everything in life is temporary, because everything changes…

That’s why it takes great courage to love, knowing it might end anytime but having the faith it will last forever…

My message to you today:

Time passes.

Life happens.

Distance separates.

Children grow up.

Jobs come and go.

Men don’t do what they’re supposed to do.

Hearts break.

Parents die and a void will be there in your life forever.

Colleagues forget favors.

Careers end.

BUT…. Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you. A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach.

When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley’s rim, cheering you on and praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley’s end.
Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you… Or come in and carry you out.

Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers, Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family, all bless our life!

The world wouldn’t be the same without women, and neither would I. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other. Every day, we need each other still. Let us celebrate all the women who help make our lives meaningful!

May you all be  Blessed!
“Be kinder than necessary, For everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle”

 

Obama’s Aipac speech

As taken from the Guardian
Barack Obama
Obama addresses the America Israel Public Affairs Committee’s policy conference. Photograph: Ron Sachs/CNP/Corbis
Thank you. Well, good morning, everyone.
Rosy, thank you for your kind words. I have never seen Rosy on the basketball court. I’ll bet it would be a treat. Rosy, you’ve been a dear friend of mine for a long time and a tireless advocate for the unbreakable bonds between Israel and the United States. And as you complete your term as president, I salute your leadership and your commitment.
I want to thank the board of directors. As always, I’m glad to see my longtime friends in the Chicago delegation. I also want to thank the members of Congress who are with us here today, and who will be speaking to you over the next few days. You’ve worked hard to maintain the partnership between the United States and Israel. And I especially want to thank my close friend and leader of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
I’m glad that my outstanding young ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, is in the house. I understand that Dan is perfecting his Hebrew on his new assignment, and I appreciate his constant outreach to the Israeli people. And I’m also pleased that we’re joined by so many Israeli officials, including Ambassador Michael Oren. And tomorrow, I’m very much looking forward to welcoming Prime Minister Netanyahu and his delegation back to the White House.
Every time I come to Aipac, I’m especially impressed to see so many young people here. You don’t yet get the front seats I understand. You have to earn that. But students from all over the country who are making their voices heard and engaging deeply in our democratic debate. You carry with you an extraordinary legacy of more than six decades of friendship between the United States and Israel. And you have the opportunity and the responsibility to make your own mark on the world. And for inspiration, you can look to the man who preceded me on this stage, who’s being honoured at this conference my friend, President Shimon Peres.
Shimon was born a world away from here, in a shtetl in what was then Poland, a few years after the end of the first world war. But his heart was always in Israel, the historic homeland of the Jewish people. And when he was just a boy he made his journey across land and sea toward home.
In his life, he has fought for Israel’s independence, and he has fought for peace and security. As a member of the Haganah and a member of the Knesset, as a minister of defence and foreign affairs, as a prime minister and as president Shimon helped build the nation that thrives today: the Jewish state of Israel. But beyond these extraordinary achievements, he has also been a powerful moral voice that reminds us that right makes might not the other way around.
Shimon once described the story of the Jewish people by saying it proved that, “slings, arrows and gas chambers can annihilate man, but cannot destroy human values, dignity, and freedom”. And he has lived those values. He has taught us to ask more of ourselves and to empathise more with our fellow human beings. I am grateful for his life’s work and his moral example. And I’m proud to announce that later this spring, I will invite Shimon Peres to the White House to present him with America’s highest civilian honour the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
In many ways, this award is a symbol of the broader ties that bind our nations. The United States and Israel share interests, but we also share those human values that Shimon spoke about: a commitment to human dignity. A belief that freedom is a right that is given to all of God’s children. An experience that shows us that democracy is the one and only form of government that can truly respond to the aspirations of citizens.
America’s Founding Fathers understood this truth, just as Israel’s founding generation did. President Truman put it well, describing his decision to formally recognise Israel only minutes after it declared independence. He said, “I had faith in Israel before it was established. I believe it has a glorious future before it as not just another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.”
For over six decades, the American people have kept that faith. Yes, we are bound to Israel because of the interests that we share in security for our communities, prosperity for our people, the new frontiers of science that can light the world. But ultimately it is our common ideals that provide the true foundation for our relationship. That is why America’s commitment to Israel has endured under Democratic and Republican presidents, and congressional leaders of both parties. In the United States, our support for Israel is bipartisan, and that is how it should stay.
Aipac’s work continually nurtures this bond. And because of Aipac’s effectiveness in carrying out its mission, you can expect that over the next several days, you will hear many fine words from elected officials describing their commitment to the US-Israel relationship. But as you examine my commitment, you don’t just have to count on my words. You can look at my deeds. Because over the last three years, as president of the United States, I have kept my commitments to the state of Israel. At every crucial juncture at every fork in the road we have been there for Israel. Every single time.
Four years ago, I stood before you and said that, “Israel’s security is sacrosanct. It is non-negotiable.” That belief has guided my actions as president. The fact is my administration’s commitment to Israel’s security has been unprecedented. Our military and intelligence cooperation has never been closer. Our joint exercises and training have never been more robust. Despite a tough budget environment, our security assistance has increased every single year. We are investing in new capabilities. We’re providing Israel with more advanced technology the types of products and systems that only go to our closest friends and allies. And make no mistake: We will do what it takes to preserve Israel’s qualitative military edge because Israel must always have the ability to defend itself, by itself, against any threat.
This isn’t just about numbers on a balance sheet. As a senator, I spoke to Israeli troops on the Lebanese border. I visited with families who’ve known the terror of rocket fire in Sderot. And that’s why, as president, I have provided critical funding to deploy the Iron Dome system that has intercepted rockets that might have hit homes and hospitals and schools in that town and in others. Now our assistance is expanding Israel’s defensive capabilities, so that more Israelis can live free from the fear of rockets and ballistic missiles. Because no family, no citizen, should live in fear.
And just as we’ve been there with our security assistance, we’ve been there through our diplomacy. When the Goldstone report unfairly singled out Israel for criticism, we challenged it. When Israel was isolated in the aftermath of the flotilla incident, we supported them. When the Durban conference was commemorated, we boycotted it, and we will always reject the notion that Zionism is racism.
When one-sided resolutions are brought up at the Human Rights Council, we oppose them. When Israeli diplomats feared for their lives in Cairo, we intervened to save them. When there are efforts to boycott or divest from Israel, we will stand against them. And whenever an effort is made to delegitimise the state of Israel, my administration has opposed them. So there should not be a shred of doubt by now when the chips are down, I have Israel’s back.
Which is why, if during this political season you hear some questions regarding my administration’s support for Israel, remember that it’s not backed up by the facts. And remember that the US-Israel relationship is simply too important to be distorted by partisan politics. America’s national security is too important. Israel’s security is too important.
Of course, there are those who question not my security and diplomatic commitments, but rather my administration’s ongoing pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. So let me say this: I make no apologies for pursuing peace. Israel’s own leaders understand the necessity of peace. Prime Minister Netanyahu, Defence Minister Barak, President Peres each of them have called for two states, a secure Israel that lives side by side with an independent Palestinian state. I believe that peace is profoundly in Israel’s security interest.
The reality that Israel faces from shifting demographics, to emerging technologies, to an extremely difficult international environment demands a resolution of this issue. And I believe that peace with the Palestinians is consistent with Israel’s founding values because of our shared belief in self-determination, and because Israel’s place as a Jewish and democratic state must be protected.
Of course, peace is hard to achieve. There’s a reason why it’s remained elusive for six decades. The upheaval and uncertainty in Israel’s neighbourhood makes it that much harder from the horrific violence raging in Syria, to the transition in Egypt. And the division within the Palestinian leadership makes it harder still most notably, with Hamas’s continued rejection of Israel’s very right to exist.
But as hard as it may be, we should not and cannot give in to cynicism or despair. The changes taking place in the region make peace more important, not less. And I’ve made it clear that there will be no lasting peace unless Israel’s security concerns are met. That’s why we continue to press Arab leaders to reach out to Israel, and will continue to support the peace treaty with Egypt. That’s why just as we encourage Israel to be resolute in the pursuit of peace we have continued to insist that any Palestinian partner must recognise Israel’s right to exist and reject violence and adhere to existing agreements. And that is why my administration has consistently rejected any efforts to short-cut negotiations or impose an agreement on the parties.
As Rosy noted, last year, I stood before you and pledged that, “the United States will stand up against efforts to single Israel out at the United Nations”. As you know, that pledge has been kept. Last September, I stood before the United Nations General Assembly and reaffirmed that any lasting peace must acknowledge the fundamental legitimacy of Israel and its security concerns. I said that America’s commitment to Israel’s security is unshakeable, our friendship with Israel is enduring and that Israel must be recognised. No American president has made such a clear statement about our support for Israel at the United Nations at such a difficult time. People usually give those speeches before audiences like this one not before the General Assembly.
And I must say, there was not a lot of applause. But it was the right thing to do. And as a result, today there is no doubt anywhere in the world that the United States will insist upon Israel’s security and legitimacy. That will be true as we continue our efforts to pursue in the pursuit of peace. And that will be true when it comes to the issue that is such a focus for all of us today: Iran‘s nuclear program a threat that has the potential to bring together the worst rhetoric about Israel’s destruction with the world’s most dangerous weapons.
Let’s begin with a basic truth that you all understand: no Israeli government can tolerate a nuclear weapon in the hands of a regime that denies the Holocaust, threatens to wipe Israel off the map and sponsors terrorist groups committed to Israel’s destruction. And so I understand the profound historical obligation that weighs on the shoulders of Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak and all of Israel’s leaders.
A nuclear-armed Iran is completely counter to Israel’s security interests. But it is also counter to the national security interests of the United States.
Indeed, the entire world has an interest in preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. A nuclear-armed Iran would thoroughly undermine the nonproliferation regime that we’ve done so much to build. There are risks that an Iranian nuclear weapon could fall into the hands of a terrorist organisation. It is almost certain that others in the region would feel compelled to get their own nuclear weapon, triggering an arms race in one of the world’s most volatile regions. It would embolden a regime that has brutalised its own people, and it would embolden Iran’s proxies, who have carried out terrorist attacks from the Levant to southwest Asia.
And that is why, four years ago, I made a commitment to the American people and said that we would use all elements of American power to pressure Iran and prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon. And that is what we have done.
When I took office, the efforts to apply pressure on Iran were in tatters. Iran had gone from zero centrifuges spinning to thousands, without facing broad pushback from the world. In the region, Iran was ascendant increasingly popular and extending its reach. In other words, the Iranian leadership was united and on the move, and the international community was divided about how to go forward.
And so from my very first months in office, we put forward a very clear choice to the Iranian regime: a path that would allow them to rejoin the community of nations if they meet their international obligations, or a path that leads to an escalating series of consequences if they don’t. In fact, our policy of engagement quickly rebuffed by the Iranian regime allowed us to rally the international community as never before, to expose Iran’s intransigence and to apply pressure that goes far beyond anything that the United States could do on our own.
Because of our efforts, Iran is under greater pressure than ever before. Some of you will recall, people predicted that Russia and China wouldn’t join us to move toward pressure. They did. And in 2010 the UN Security Council overwhelmingly supported a comprehensive sanctions effort. Few thought that sanctions could have an immediate bite on the Iranian regime. They have, slowing the Iranian nuclear program and virtually grinding the Iranian economy to a halt in 2011. Many questioned whether we could hold our coalition together as we moved against Iran’s Central Bank and oil exports. But our friends in Europe and Asia and elsewhere are joining us. And in 2012, the Iranian government faces the prospect of even more crippling sanctions.
That is where we are today, because of our work. Iran is isolated, its leadership divided and under pressure. And by the way, the Arab Spring has only increased these trends, as the hypocrisy of the Iranian regime is exposed, and its ally, the Assad regime, is crumbling.
Of course, so long as Iran fails to meet its obligations, this problem remains unresolved. The effective implementation of our policy is not enough we must accomplish our objective. And in that effort, I firmly believe that an opportunity still remains for diplomacy backed by pressure to succeed.
The United States and Israel both assess that Iran does not yet have a nuclear weapon, and we are exceedingly vigilant in monitoring their program. Now, the international community has a responsibility to use the time and space that exists. Sanctions are continuing to increase, and this July thanks to our diplomatic coordination a European ban on Iranian oil imports will take hold. Faced with these increasingly dire consequences, Iran’s leaders still have the opportunity to make the right decision. They can choose a path that brings them back into the community of nations, or they can continue down a dead end.
And given their history, there are, of course, no guarantees that the Iranian regime will make the right choice. But both Israel and the United States have an interest in seeing this challenge resolved diplomatically. After all, the only way to truly solve this problem is for the Iranian government to make a decision to forsake nuclear weapons. That’s what history tells us.
Moreover, as president and commander in chief, I have a deeply held preference for peace over war. I have sent men and women into harm’s way. I’ve seen the consequences of those decisions in the eyes of those I meet who’ve come back gravely wounded, and the absence of those who don’t make it home. Long after I leave this office, I will remember those moments as the most searing of my presidency. And for this reason, as part of my solemn obligation to the American people, I will only use force when the time and circumstances demand it. And I know that Israeli leaders also know all too well the costs and consequences of war, even as they recognise their obligation to defend their country.
We all prefer to resolve this issue diplomatically. Having said that, Iran’s leaders should have no doubt about the resolve of the United States just as they should not doubt Israel’s sovereign right to make its own decisions about what is required to meet its security needs.
I have said that when it comes to preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, I will take no options off the table, and I mean what I say. That includes all elements of American power: a political effort aimed at isolating Iran, a diplomatic effort to sustain our coalition and ensure that the Iranian program is monitored, an economic effort that imposes crippling sanctions and, yes, a military effort to be prepared for any contingency.
Iran’s leaders should understand that I do not have a policy of containment; I have a policy to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. And as I have made clear time and again during the course of my presidency, I will not hesitate to use force when it is necessary to defend the United States and its interests.
Moving forward, I would ask that we all remember the weightiness of these issues, the stakes involved for Israel, for America, and for the world. Already, there is too much loose talk of war. Over the last few weeks, such talk has only benefited the Iranian government, by driving up the price of oil, which they depend on to fund their nuclear program. For the sake of Israel’s security, America’s security and the peace and security of the world, now is not the time for bluster. Now is the time to let our increased pressure sink in and to sustain the broad international coalition we have built. Now is the time to heed the timeless advice from Teddy Roosevelt: Speak softly; carry a big stick. And as we do, rest assured that the Iranian government will know our resolve and that our coordination with Israel will continue.
These are challenging times. But we’ve been through challenging times before, and the United States and Israel have come through them together. Because of our cooperation, citizens in both our countries have benefited from the bonds that bring us together. I’m proud to be one of those people. In the past, I’ve shared in this forum just why those bonds are so personal for me: the stories of a great uncle who helped liberate Buchenwald, to my memories of returning there with Elie Wiesel; from sharing books with President Peres to sharing seders with my young staff in a tradition that started on the campaign trail and continues in the White House; from the countless friends I know in this room to the concept of tikkun olam that has enriched and guided my life.
As Harry Truman understood, Israel’s story is one of hope. We may not agree on every single issue no two nations do, and our democracies contain a vibrant diversity of views. But we agree on the big things the things that matter. And together, we are working to build a better world one where our people can live free from fear; one where peace is founded upon justice; one where our children can know a future that is more hopeful than the present.
There is no shortage of speeches on the friendship between the United States and Israel. But I’m also mindful of the proverb, “A man is judged by his deeds, not his words”. So if you want to know where my heart lies, look no further than what I have done to stand up for Israel; to secure both of our countries and to see that the rough waters of our time lead to a peaceful and prosperous shore.
Thank you very much, everybody. God bless you. God bless the people of Israel. God bless the United States of America.

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My Beautiful Bahrain

“If you write with the only intention of making money, you will undoubtedly fail. If you write because you want to be heard, then no matter how many people listen, you have succeeded.” RB
A collection of short stories and poetry about living and life in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
With lots of fascinating personal ‘life’ stories, quite a few tourist-type information and fact based contributions, some wonderful poetry, an occasional piece of fiction (set on the island) and a mixture of other diverse and captivating prose, with fifty contributions from forty Bahrain based writers from fifteen countries (almost 300 pages).
My Beautiful Bahrain is both varied and unique, and an undeniably indispensable guide for travellers and visitors to the island, as well as a ‘must-read’ book for people living here, doing business here, or just interested in what life is like living on this tiny, tiny island in the Arabian Gulf.
Go to www.MyBeautifulBahrain.com for a list of authors and further details.
At this difficult time, My Beautiful Bahrain is an important book for Bahrain on many levels. Completely non-political, the aims
and goals of this book are to show the world that; firstly, there are a great many terrific and talented writers on the island that most definitely should be read and heard and secondly, more importantly, for most people here..
Bahrain is a wonderful place to live!
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Order a copy for yourself, perhaps a copy or too for your clients, friends, family, colleagues and help promote Bahrain.
Let’s tell the world how beautiful Bahrain really is!
Enjoy the read!!

George Soros, So What can we do?

Absolutely nothing, because people still don’t get it and you can’t really do much if you still don’t understand. George Soros et al own the media George and co own it all. But the least what could have been done was to arrange media at our disposal to use the Arab media to cover from all angles the events as they “played” from day to day. We have Arabic and English media and assessment, evaluation, implementation should have taken place immediately on how to cover the intimidated “Arab Spring” and act upon it.

The Soros media empire truly spans the globe, but few even realize it because it’s decentralized under numerous organizations, funded in turn by more than 30 Open Society Foundations. But then the Arab influence also spans around the Globe and that should have been untilised.

By now, it is no secret that the “Arab Spring” was a premeditated geopolitical plot engineered by the US corporate-financier interests years in advance. And yet we still wish to blame and single out one country.  One Country and a few people?

Iran yes, again we can’t deny that they were involved considering the media spectacle they have created and dedicated yet do we really believe that one country on its own could do all this without the “cheese” or “carrot”. Do we really believe that a few local people could master mind this without help? And who’s to say that that particular country and those particular people have also been used in this agenda and deceived like we have been. Open your minds a little before you make a huge mistake.

Let us take the example of Greece, away from the Arab Spring but like the Arab Spring… And as they say: “If you can break the Greek, you can break the rest of the world”.

GREECE

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Soros’ visits to Greece are “coincidentally” accompanied by economic or political instability in the country or even chaos. In 1999, when stock market prices were seen skyrocketed in the Athens Stock Exchange, shortly after his visit there was the sudden decline of the index spreading fear among all these people who had even sold private property to buy shares hoping to become rich overnight. The end results catastrophic for some of the naïve new investors who entered the stock exchange game foolishly, whereas the “jackals” of the market with the powerful governmental connections knew exactly how not to step on the minefield which was already prearranged as a money trap and at the end they were found to have multiplied their fortunes.

Then again his visiting Greece in 2009 followed the then Greek Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis calling for mid-term general elections where he was defeated by his opponent George Papandreou, his defeat leading to his resignation from his position as President of New Democracy Party.

HINT: George Soros holds excellent relationships with Stavros Zavos, a Greek American businessman who in turn has very close ties to George Papandreou.

Then Soros reappears in Greece just before the agreement with the International Monetary Fund. Then in April 2011 another meeting with George Papandreou takes place in Greece. Although it was announced in the media that the Greek crisis was not
part of their discussions (?) Soros was recited saying that Greece has the full support of Barack Obama. Editor’s Comment: Of course they would have the support…

Then shortly after the Greek riots begin.

The most interesting part though, are the serious allegations of Mr. Panos Kammenos an independent member of the Parliament who claimed that when former PM George Papandreou proposed a referendum, George Soros was profited about 600 billion dollars. Read more here.

“Mr. Kammenos revealed that the failed Belgian bank DEXIA, in collaboration with the BROTHER OF THE PM and UNIGESTION, placed a huge sum of money in the fluctuation of Euro/Swedish Krona just days before the PM announced the referendum and the markets went haywire!”

“Greek MP Kammenos, is also the person who revealed in May the secret CDS purchase by associates of the Prime Minister Papandreou which is a betting on the collapse of Greece, now worth over 29 billion euros.”

“According to information from parapolitika.gr, a request for the prosecution against former Prime Minister George Papandreou and former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou was submitted to the prosecutor of the Supreme Court J. Tentes, by the economic prosecutor Gregory Peponis. The prosecution has to do with false economic data that brought our country to the IMF.”

Away now from the Greek “Spring”, back to the “Arab Spring”:

The New York Times in its article, “U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings,” clearly stated as much when it reported, “a number of the groups and individuals directly involved in the revolts and reforms sweeping the region, including the April 6 Youth Movement in Egypt, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and grass-roots activists like Entsar Qadhi, a youth leader in Yemen, received training and financing from groups like the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute and Freedom House, a nonprofit human rights organization based in Washington.”

Further confirming this were public statements made by the US State Department-sponsored “Alliance for Youth Movements” (AYM) counting Egypt’s April 6 Youth Movement among its inaugural AYM summit attendees in New York City, as far back as 2008. Foreign Policy magazine would go on to admit that April 6 received further training from another US-funded organization, CANVAS in Serbia, before fomenting unrest in Egypt.

FP magazine would also admit that “CANVAS has worked with dissidents from almost every country in the Middle East; the region contains one of CANVAS’s biggest successes, Lebanon, and one of its most disappointing failures, Iran.”

The destabilization in Iran, of course, was drawn up by corporate-funded Brookings Institution, as articulated in its “Which Path to Persia?” report, with the actual mechanics of organizing the foreign-funded revolution subcontracted to organizations like US-funded CANVAS.

The CANVAS was pretty clear with its approach in Bahrain.

In an April 2011 AFP report, Michael Posner, the assistant US Secretary of State for Human Rights and Labor, stated that the “US government has budgeted $50 million in the last two years to develop new technologies to help activists protect themselves from arrest and prosecution by authoritarian governments.” – Ever wondered why? Do we get the point yet?

-Recently Posner made a statement and has visited Bahrain four times in the last fourteen months. Probably making sure the agenda has been set and working according to plan.-

The report went on to explain that the US “organized training sessions for 5,000 activists in different parts of the world. And still you can’t see…….

A session held in the Middle East gathered activists from Tunisia, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon who returned to their countries with the aim of training their colleagues there.”

Posner would add,

“They went back and there’s a ripple effect.” The ripple effect Posner is talking about is of course the “spontaneous” “Arab Spring.”

And please let’s not forget Clinton’s recent speech… this must be taken in, look at the words, read them, think about it and if you still can’t see then I truly give up.

Hillary Clinton : “I think it’s important to recognize that back when the streets of Arab cities were quiet, the National Democratic Institute was already on the ground, building relationships, supporting the voices that would turn a long Arab winter into a new Arab Spring.”

With this in mind, it should not surprise readers to discover that Tunisia, the alleged “starting point” of the “Arab Spring” is now also confirmed to be the work of US-funded organizations fully backed by Western corporate-financier interests and now, reaping their rewards in the form of sycophantic, self-aggrandizing award ceremonies sponsored by billionaire, corporate-fascist George Soros and his global spanning network of NGOs.

A “call for solidarity” by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) mentions by name each and every group constituting the Tunisian opposition during the “uprising” in January 2011 as “FIDH member organisations.” These include the “Tunisian League for Human Rights,” the “Tunisian Association of Democratic Women,” and the “National Council for Liberties in Tunisia,” or CNLT. FIDH, acting as an international nexus for various foreign-funded organizations carrying out sedition worldwide under the guise of “human rights,” is itself fully funded by the US government through the National Endowment for Democracy, Soros’ Open Society, and many others with clearly compromised affiliations.

Farcically, but very predictably, this den of duplicity would produce Tunisia’s “interim president,” Moncef Marzouki, the leader of the above mentioned, US-funded “Tunisian League for Human Rights.” This illustrates just how Western corporate-financier interests destabilize a nation and insert their representatives of choice, serving Western interests, not those of the people duped into fighting amongst themselves and dissolving their own national sovereignty – all under the cover of a contrived “humanitarian” cause. A similar, but much more violent replay of this took place in Libya where a BP-Shell man is now leading the country after a NATO-backed bloodbath.

Also mentioned above is the Tunisian CNLT which was co-founded by Sihem Bensedrine, who also acts as president of Soros’ Open Society-funded Arab Working Group of Media Monitoring, meaning she is clearly not “accidentally” taking money from Soros. Bensedrine has been awarded the Soros-funded Human Rights Watch “Alison Des Forges Award,” and now recognition during the 2011 “Award Dinner” held by the corporate-fascist “International Crisis Group” (ICG) upon whose board of trustees sits George Soros himself, amongst a motley crew of geopolitical meddlers, corporate-fascists, warmongers, and fellow financial criminals. The ICG is a corporate-funded organization featuring sponsors such as Chevron, Shell, and Morgan Stanley – not exactly what one thinks of when the words “human rights” are mentioned, perhaps even the exact opposite.

Soros’ “progressive” networks, in tandem with the Neo-Conservative led National Endowment for Democracy and its myriad of subsidiaries are partly celebrating the fall of Tunisia as their agents come to power and begin steering the nation, its people, and their economy into the coffers of Wall Street and London. But this exercise in self-aggrandizing serves another purpose as well.

This is not the first time Wall Street and London interests have been caught self-aggrandizing; handing out awards to organizations they themselves have created, funded, and directed, all under the guise of “human rights” and “freedom.” In Thailand, fake-independent journalist outfit “Prachatai” was also the creation of the US government and US corporate-funded foundations and has since then relied entirely on millions of Thai baht in funding year to year. Aside from millions of baht in funding from the US government via the National Endowment for Democracy, Prachatai has also received significant funding from various George Soros outfits including Open Society.

Soros’ Human Rights Watch would then award Prachatai its “Hellman/Hammett Grant,” after already being awarded the “Courage in Journalism” by the Bank of America, Chevron, Merril Lynch, and Northrop Grumman-funded International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). Again, the last thing one might think of is “human rights” and “courage in journalism” when big banks, big oil, and war profiteers are involved, yet this is what people are expected to believe.

This exercise, as comical as it may seem to those who take the time to look behind the curtain, serves a crucial purpose in lending these contrived, seditious, foreign-funded operations badly needed credibility amongst those who don’t bother being informed. Organizations with titles including “human rights” or the entirely foreign-sounding “Prachatai” are meant to look like liberal-progressive movements when in reality they serve hardcore corporate-fascist global imperialism.

As pointed out ad nauseum, those within the National Endowment for Democracy and its subsidiaries like Freedom House, funding these “liberal-progressive” organizations, are in fact confessed neo-imperialists promoting the ideals of Wall Street and London global hegemony, not human harmony. Read the rest from Globalist Report.

As violence unravels in Syria and the Wall Street-London spheres of influence look for their opening to ravage another Arab nation just as they did to Libya, we must keep in mind that the “Arab Spring” cited as the impetus for this latest violence is on-record the work of premeditated US meddling throughout the region -carried out by these so-called “humanitarians.” Ironically, the worst bloodshed and division in the region’s history is now being realized because of their “noble work.”

And now the Nobel Peace Prize goes to…….

 

@Copyright 2012 Bahrain Views

By way of deception, thou shall do war

And indeed it is very true. As much as we like to believe that someone else is behind our problems, where there is no denial that they aren’t a part of it, however not as much a part of it, and as much as we like to point fingers at certain countries, behind the scenes Mossad is at work.

“By Way of Deception, Thou Shall do War.”

Gordon Thomas writes, Mossad- The Worlds most effective killing machine. He shows you how Mossad uses and train agents to achieve a certain goal. In another article here TBR News.org show Mossad in action.

An excerpt from Victor Ostrovsky’s, “By way of deception”; Confessions from an Ex-Mossad Agent, he reveals the facts as he knows them from a vantage point of four years spent inside the Mossad which was by no means an easy task.

Coming from an ardent Zionist background, he had been taught that the state of Israel was incapable of misconduct. That they were the David in the unending struggle against the ever-growing Goliath. That there was no one out there to protect them but themselves – a feeling reinforced by the Holocaust survivors who lived among them.

“The new generation of Israelites, the resurrected nation on its own land after more than two thousand years of exile, were entrusted with the fate of the nation as a whole.

The commanders of our army were called champions, not generals. Our leaders were captains at the helm of a great ship. I was elated when I was chosen and granted the privilege to join what I considered to be the elite team of the Mossad.

The commanders of our army were called champions, not generals. Our leaders were captains at the helm of a great ship. I was elated when I was chosen and granted the privilege to join what I considered to be the elite team of the Mossad.

But it was the twisted ideals and self-centered pragmatism that I encountered inside the Mossad, coupled with this so-called team’s greed, lust, and total lack of respect for human life, that motivated me to tell this story.

It is out of love for Israel as a free and just country that I am laying my life on the line by so doing, facing up to those who took it
upon themselves to turn the Zionist dream into the present-day nightmare.

The Mossad, being the intelligence body entrusted with the responsibility of plotting the course for the leaders at the helm of the
nation, has betrayed that trust. Plotting on its own behalf, and for petty, self-serving reasons, it has set the nation on a collision course with all-out war.

One of the main themes of this book is Victor’s belief that Mossad is out of control, that even the prime minister, although ostensibly in charge, has no real authority over its actions …”- Victor Ostrovsky, a former Israeli Mossad agent.

After the bombing of Libya in 1986, Qadhafi was sure to stay out of the picture for some time. Iraq and Saddam Hussein were the next target. Mossad started now to build him up as a big villain, it took time but in the end it worked. So while the world was pointing fingers which we still see to day at certain individuals which by no means or way could have masterminded the plot, Mossad should have been the ones to take the “credit”.

Saddam regarded as moderate toward Israel, allied with Jordan, the big enemy of Iran and Syria, and yet it was a directive for Mossad to follow. Technology and equipment was allegedly sold to him through South Africa.
Mossad had all but saturated the intelligence field with information regarding the evil intentions of Saddam the Terrible, banking on the fact that before long, he’d have enough rope to hang himself. It was very clear what the Mossad’s overall goal was. It wanted the West to do its bidding, just as the Americans had in Libya with the bombing of Qadhafi. After all, Israel didn’t possess carriers and ample air power, and although it was capable of bombing a refugee camp in Tunis, that was not the same. The Mossad leaders knew that if they could make Saddam appear bad enough and a threat to the Gulf oil supply, of which he’d been the protector up to that point, then the United States and its allies would not let him get away with anything, but would take measures that would all but eliminate his army and his weapons potential, especially if they were led to believe that this might just be their last chance before he went nuclear.” Read more on What really happened

Who is behind Mossad? Do I really need to answer that question? You have read the links that show the Euphrates to the Nile and here are some Signs for those not convinced should watch and read. However how do they always get away with what they do? And why do we ignore such warnings that are so clear?

Let’s look at the media which plays the biggest role in the way a message is portrayed to an audience that is hungry for news and mainly relies on views and then you have the international finance and the way it sways politics in America.

The media and finance controllers are unelected yet they both have a tremendous influence in politics. Looking at the mass media, on the 29th October 1999, the Los Angelos Jewish Times wrote, “Four of the five entertainment giants are now run by Jews. Rupert Murdoch’s Newscorp is the only gentile holdout, however Rupert is as pro-Israel as any Jew, probably more so.”

David Duke recently covered this and covers the way the United States controls the message via mass media, finance, politics and for those who are not interested to read you can watch and decide for yourself here.

Recently I wrote an article about Hollywood and how they portrayed Arabs.  From this you can understand how the “image build up” towards the Arab and mainly muslim world has developed.

Hollywood history shows Arabs as sub human and the image of the Arab has been vilified. For the past 30 years and we have watched and paid to sit at cinema screens and we have mocked ourselves by just paying to watch image makers projecting Arabs on silver screens as thugs, buffoons that deliver cheap laughs. Hollywood has created a mythology of Arabs. A very extreme mythology. The stereotype has been so wide spread that it has become invisible to people and the reason is that we have grown up with these images.

However I still see people lining up every weekend, like I do, to “catch a movie” and by doing so we are funding our own destruction in some way.

And then you have Mossad working well with the CIA. In 2007, Nicole Bagley, from TBRNews.org wrote The Mossad in the CIA.

“It might be of public interest to know that a significant number of Israeli Mossad agents are now working in the United States as employees of the CentralIntelligence Agency. These agents, some of whom are listed below,are initially paid by the Israeli Embassy in Washington but Israel then bills the U.S. Government for the salaries and is reimbursed in full on a monthly basis. Here is a partial listing of identified Mossad agents (as of 1 January, 2007) along with their dates of birth and salaries. They do not have American Social Security numbers and do not pay American taxes.”

Now you have seen the relationship between Mossad and the CIA and you have seen who controls the mass media, the international finance and how they control the politics.

Bahrain recently suffered in the hands of the above and had been portrayed with negative condemning reports. Fueled by propaganda after propaganda despite what many eyes saw. Yes no one here is innocent and no one can deny that unforgivable mistakes occurred however it occurred from all view points yet the mass media only covered one side of the events that took place starting the “Arab Spring” on the 14th February 2011. Perhaps that was the directives of the CIA and coherts influence on mass media.

It was very dissapointing to see a nation rapped from every corner of the world by a false one sided disproportionate view into the actual events that took place.

But then it was also strange to see if we look back at the dates how the media was quick to have live coverage interviews in place so fast and reporters on the ground some even days prior to the “event” as if already aware of what was about to occur. Yet not a single person looked at that. Not a single person questioned that. News and exaggerated views when the truth is in the eyes of every living soul that witnessed the Feb 14th “revolution” that occurred and was instigated with the assistance of… of course the American Government and of course when it comes to media, the C.I.A and then you have Mossad .

CIA OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD read more here

“The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media.” — William Colby, former CIA Director, quoted by Dave Mcgowan, Derailing Democracy

“You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month.” — CIA operative, discussing the availability and prices of journalists willing to peddle CIA propaganda and cover stories. Katherine the Great, by Deborah Davis

“There is quite an incredible spread of relationships. You don’t need to manipulate Time magazine, for example, because there are [Central Intelligence] Agency people at the management level.” — William B. Bader, former CIA intelligence officer, briefing members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, The CIA and the Media, by Carl Bernstein

“The Agency’s relationship with [The New York] Times was by far its most valuable among newspapers, according to CIA officials. [It was] general Times policy … to provide assistance to the CIA whenever possible.” — The CIA and the Media, by Carl Bernstein.

Now not only is the nation stricken by the C.I.A influence but also by Al Jazeera that swept through every Arab home in and around the Arab world.

Clinton was recently quoted as saying:

After a year of revolutions broadcast on Al Jazeera into homes from Rabat to Riyadh, going back to the way things were in December 2010 isn’t just undesirable. It’s impossible.

I have written yet will pass the message again:

Hillary Clinton : “I think it’s important to recognize that back when the streets of Arab cities were quiet, the National Democratic Institute was already on the ground, building relationships, supporting the voices that would turn a long Arab winter into a new Arab Spring.”

More than a quarter-century old, NDI and its siblings in the National Endowment for Democracy family have become vital elements of America’s engagement with the world.”

How very engaged with the world turning Arab “winters” (which we actually would never have if only external entities would keep their mucky hands off) into Arab “springs” and that is what they want you to believe.

President Barack Obama repeated the infamous words of George W. Bush, declaring: “We are at war…”  and before you stop want to blame individual nations for the involvement in the “Arab Spring” just  read this and I have explained who is behind this as no other entity could operate in such a way and note that America has been at War around the world in some way, shape or form ever since 1776.

And while we are in the middle of a an ocean where the bait is being thrown in, we are being by way of deception on the way to engage into war.

Until the Sea of Galilee will Dry

Previously I covered The Euphrates to The Nile much to the disbelief of many who look at this as a “conspiracy” theory. And that is exactly what they want you to believe, that that is all it is, just a conspiracy.

Well it’s not and just by reading and listening to the recent statement by Hillary Clinton who gave an address at the National Democratic Institute’s 2011 Democracy Awards Dinner clearly states that the conspiracy is not a conspiracy but a fact.

“I think it’s important to recognize that back when the streets of Arab cities were quiet, the National Democratic Institute was already on the ground, building relationships, supporting the voices that would turn a long Arab winter into a new Arab Spring.

More than a quarter-century old, NDI and its siblings in the National Endowment for Democracy family have become vital elements of America’s engagement with the world.” – Very engaged with the world turning Arab “winters” which we actually never had into Arab “springs”, that is what they want you to believe.

An Islamic Scholar Shaikh Imran recently spoke about this in a seminar in Malaysia. Here are some Signs for those not convinced should watch and read.

The term “New Middle East” was introduced to the world in June 2006 in Tel Aviv by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (who was credited by the Western media for coining the term) in replacement of the older and more imposing term, the “Greater Middle East.”

In June 2006, Armed Forces Journal published this map from Ralph Peters, a prominent pro-war strategist.  It shows the method to the madness — creating ethnic tension and civil war in order to redraw the boundaries.   Most of the existing borders were imposed by Britain and France after World War I – and conveniently (for the US and Europe) divide most of the Arabs from most of the oil. Note that their new “Arab Shia State” would contain much of the oil, separating governments in Riyadh, Baghdad and Tehran from what is currently the main source of their national wealth.

Ralph Peters writes:

Of course, no adjustment of borders, however draconian, could make every minority in the Middle East happy. In some instances, ethnic and religious groups live intermingled and have intermarried. Elsewhere, reunions based on blood or belief might not prove quite as joyous as their current proponents expect. The boundaries projected in the maps accompanying this article redress the wrongs suffered by the most significant “cheated” population groups, such as the Kurds, Baluch and Arab Shia, but still fail to account adequately for Middle Eastern Christians, Bahais, Ismailis, Naqshbandis and many another numerically lesser minorities. And one haunting wrong can never be redressed with a reward of territory: the genocide perpetrated against the Armenians by the dying Ottoman Empire.

Yet, for all the injustices the borders re-imagined here leave unaddressed, without such major boundary revisions, we shall never see a more peaceful Middle East.

Even those who abhor the topic of altering borders would be well-served to engage in an exercise that attempts to conceive a fairer, if still imperfect, amendment of national boundaries between the Bosporus and the Indus. Accepting that international statecraft has never developed effective tools — short of war — for readjusting faulty borders, a mental effort to grasp the Middle East’s “organic” frontiers nonetheless helps us understand the extent of the difficulties we face and will continue to face. We are dealing with colossal, man-made deformities that will not stop generating hatred and violence until they are corrected.

As for those who refuse to “think the unthinkable,” declaring that boundaries must not change and that’s that, it pays to remember that boundaries have never stopped changing through the centuries. Borders have never been static, and many frontiers, from Congo through Kosovo to the Caucasus, are changing even now (as ambassadors and special representatives avert their eyes to study the shine on their wingtips).

Oh, and one other dirty little secret from 5,000 years of history: Ethnic cleansing works.

This project, which has been in the  planning stages for several years, consists in creating an arc of instability, chaos, and violence extending from Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria to Iraq, the Persian Gulf, Iran, and the borders of NATO-garrisoned Afghanistan.

The “New Middle East” project was introduced publicly by Washington and Tel Aviv with the expectation that Lebanon would be the pressure point for realigning the whole Middle East and thereby unleashing the forces of “constructive chaos.” This “constructive chaos” –which generates conditions of violence and warfare throughout the region– would in turn be used so that the United States, Britain, and Israel could redraw the map of the Middle East in accordance with their geo-strategic needs and objectives. And today we have seen “constructive chaos” in all the Arab Spring targetted countries. We see today chaos still on the streets of Tunisia, a chaotic Libya, and yes the United States and its “consorts” can be blamed for the chaos in Egypt as we have find the same penetration in Egypt occurred in Bahrain, just watch this . You will find the same chaos in Yemen, Syria etc etc.
New Middle East Map

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Secretary Rice was immediately criticized for her statements both within Lebanon and internationally for expressing indifference to the suffering of an entire nation, which was being bombed  indiscriminately by the Israeli Air Force.

Regardless of the Criticism the The Anglo-American Military Roadmap in the Middle East and Central Asia went ahead.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s speech on the “New Middle East” had set the stage. The Israeli attacks on Lebanon –which had been fully endorsed by Washington and London– have further compromised and validated the existence of the geo-strategic objectives of the United States, Britain, and Israel. According to Professor Mark Levine the “neo-liberal globalizers and neo-conservatives, and ultimately the Bush Administration, would latch on to creative destruction as a way of describing the process by which they hoped to create their new world orders,” and that “creative destruction [in] the United States was, in the words of neo-conservative philosopher and Bush adviser Michael Ledeen, ‘an awesome revolutionary force’ for creative destruction…”

Ralph Peters writes more in the Armed Journal and goes on to state “who wins, who loses”;

My message would be and for those who are concerned with this “arrangement” ;

” Until the Sea of Galilee will dry”.