Blame Where It’s Due Please, Mr Fry!

Generating mainstream press saturation this week in a way no amount of bombed refugees, human slavery or scientific analysis of the impossible 9/11 WTC building collapses could ever hope to achieve, English comedian Stephen Fry launched an astonishing tirade against God, revealing what he would ask at the Gates of Heaven:

In his imaginary conversation with God, Fry says he would tell him: “How dare you create a world in which there is such misery that is not our fault? It’s not right.

“It’s utterly, utterly evil. Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid God who creates a world which is so full of injustice and pain?”

Pressed by Byrne over how he would react if he was locked outside the pearly gates, Fry says: “I would say: ‘bone cancer in children? What’s that about?’


So it’s not only Richard Dawkins accused of shaking his fist at sky fairies: an identical mental incoherence apparently stretches across a wide swathe of outspoken public figures.

Stephen Fry

Not in His image?

The whole thing couldn’t be simpler: the argument for the existence of God only has two sides.  Suppose for a moment that He exists, and you are obliged to credit Him at least with everything in the Universe that doesn’t bear man’s signature.

That would include the marvellous DNA (better than any man made storage device), the ribosome (a 3-D printer better and quicker than anything we made), the infinitely recyclable fuel called adenosine triphosphate (of which half our bodyweight is generated and used every day without even a thought from us – by engines which not only run faultlessly but run backwards when called for, converting surplus fuel into a useful electrical gradient!), the backwards facing retina with its faultless, decision-making, realtime microprocessor – butted seamlessly into its own immune system, coolant system and recycling depot (no other design could survive direct sunlight), the macrophages of our immune system designed to chase, grab (with eery tentacles), then consume and dismantle cancer cells, and so on practically infinitely.

We would credit Him with the wonder of birth, the instinctive love of a mother, society’s geniuses – still a mystery to us, the nourishing and protective mechanisms of the Earth in the freezing (and pitch black) vacuum of space.  Any ever labelled beautiful or awe-inspiring, including the scale of the Universe itself is down to forces beyond Man.  An impressive portfolio!

Is free will designed or random? It makes no difference to free will.  Once you accept free will, then even hypotheising a Creator, we take the blame for human trafficking, invasions, the Guantamo prison, Bush and Blair’s kidnap and torture programs, our wars for oil, the poisoning of the ecosystem, slavery, poverty, massive inequality, starvation, corruption, white phosphorous, napalm, atomic weapons, the sea of plastic, NATO’s chemtrails and so on.

All of these really horrible things bear our signature.  Each seemed like a pretty good idea to someone influenctial, attracted finances and support and eventually passed for normal, until we tolerated them or, for the sake of our sanity, pretended they don’t exist.  Proposing a God means our free will to criticise Him without any expectation of retribution, shows our autonomy, and therefore how much blame we shoulder.  It must be the height of idiocy to demand a God magically intervene to put right our errors, while demanding freedom to do and say exactly as we like.  If God is always to stop the result of natural laws before we reap the harvest of our own actions, then all learning becomes useless and our laws redundant; states of ignorance and of wisdom, law and chaos, maturity and immaturity become worth nothing.  What kind of Universe does Mr Fry want?

If one doesn’t believe in God it becomes simpler still: credit all this injustice to mankind and anything awe-inspiring in the natural world to random forces.  Supposing that, then the intellect we continually boast about and use to rule out any need for a God – has in a few decades made a colossal failure after millions of years of evolution.  We can only conclude random blind forces did a better job bringing us into existence than we did, creating a society riddled with misery.

Maybe Mr Fry should stop wasting his public voice and direct his anger instead at the politicians and mobsters – currently two indistinguishable groups – for these failures.  His intelligence, if resting contentedly and delighting in a world we know to be unjust and fatally flawed must be as tainted as the worst of the political criminal class.  His tirade to God seems more aimed at man!

As for bone cancer in children: Fry will find it is only partly because of our natural immune system (carrying us and our ancestors through billions of years of Earth’s history) heavily damaged by food grade plastics, parabens, benzine pollution, aspartame, chemical “therapies”, radiation, neurotoxic pesticides, glyphosate and genetically tampered profit-centred organism designs.  Apart from these unhelpful factors it is mainly due to our government putting hydrofluosilicic acid – a “highly toxic, unstable poison” – into both parent and offspring’s water for several generations after the horrendous massacres of the second world war (another thing we can thank governments for). HFA (a carcinogen so hazardous that spillages in industry require hazmat suits) accumulates in the growing bones, providing cases of osteocarcinoma for the forseeable future.  Credit where it’s due!

In an atheist’s tirade against the Almighty, is it really too much to expect a little common sense?

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A Scientist Visits Heaven

The following extracts are from Map of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon Explores the Mysteries of the Afterlife & The Truth About What Lies Beyond by Dr Eben Alexander, published by Piatkus; first quoted in the Daily Mail, October 19th, 2014

When I was a small boy, I was adopted. I grew up remembering nothing of my birth family and unaware that I had a biological sister, named Betsy. Many years later, I went in search of my biological family, but for Betsy it was too late: she had died.  This is the story of how I was reunited with her — in Heaven.

Before I start, I should explain that I am a scientist, who has spent a lifetime studying the workings of the brain.

Dr Eben Alexander says he was taken 'on a voyage through a series of realms' after he went into a coma when he was diagnosed with meningitis 

My adoptive father was a neurosurgeon and I followed his path, becoming an neurosurgeon myself and an academic who taught brain science at Harvard Medical School.  Although nominally a Christian, I was sceptical when patients described spiritual experiences to me.  My knowledge of the brain made me quite sure that out-of-body experiences, angelic encounters and the like were hallucinations, brought on when the brain suffered a trauma.

And then, in the most dramatic circumstances possible, I discovered proof that I was wrong. Six years ago, I woke up one morning with a searing headache. Within a few hours, I went into a coma: my neocortex, the part of the brain that handles all the thought processes making us human, had shut down completely.

At the time, I was working at Lynchburg General Hospital in Virginia, and I was rushed to the emergency room there. The doctors ascertained that I had contracted meningitis — a rare bacterial strain of E coli was in my spinal fluid and eating into my brain like acid. My survival chances were near zero.

I was in deep coma, a vegetative state, and all the higher functions of my brain were offline. Scans showed no conscious activity whatever — my brain was not malfunctioning, it was completely unplugged.  But my inner self still existed, in defiance of all the known laws of science.

Magical: He said he found himself as a speck of awareness on a butterfly wing, among pulsing swarms of millions of other butterflies

For seven days, as I lay in that unresponsive coma, my consciousness went on a voyage through a series of realms, each one more extraordinary than the last — a journey beyond the physical world and one that, until then, I would certainly have dismissed as impossible.

For thousands of years, ordinary people as well as shamans and mystics have described brief, wonderful glimpses of ethereal realms. I’m not the first person to have discovered that consciousness exists beyond the body.  What is unique in my case is that I am, as far as scientific records show, the only person to have travelled to this heavenly dimension with the cortex in complete shut-down, while under minute observation throughout.

There are medical records for every minute of my coma, and none of them show any indication of brain activity. In other words, as far as neuroscience can say, my journey was not something happening inside my head.  Plenty of scientists have a lot of difficulty with this statement. My experience undermines their whole belief system. But the one place I have found ready acceptance is in church, where my story often tallies with people’s expectations.

Even the deep notes of the church organ and the glorious colours of the stained glass seem to echo faintly the sights and sounds of Heaven.

 Here, then, is what I experienced: my map of Heaven.  After the blinding headache, when I had slipped into the coma, I gradually became aware of being in a primitive, primordial state that felt like being buried in earth.  It was, however, not ordinary earth, for all around me I sensed, and sometimes heard and saw, other entities.  It was partly horrific, partly comforting and familiar: I felt like I had always been part of this primal murk.

I am often asked, ‘Was this hell?’ but I don’t think it was — I would expect hell to be at least a little bit interactive, and this was a completely passive experience.  I had forgotten what it was even to be human, but one important part of my personality was still hard at work: I had a sense of curiosity. I would ask, ‘Who? What? Where?’ and there was never a flicker of response.

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The aim of some more intense religious practices is to encourage the development of a personality compatible with higher consciousness, within the span of a single lifetime (this is my own brain: image by Paul Strickland scanning centre)

After an expanse of time had passed, though I can’t begin to guess how long, a light came slowly down from above, throwing off marvellous filaments of living silver and golden effulgence.  It was a circular entity, emitting a beautiful, heavenly music that I called the Spinning Melody. The light opened up like a rip in the fabric of that coarse realm, and I felt myself going through the rip, up into a valley full of lush and fertile greenery, where waterfalls flowed into crystal pools.

There were clouds, like marshmallow puffs of pink and white. Behind them, the sky was a rich blue-black.  This world was not vague. It was deeply, piercingly alive, and as vivid as the aroma of fried chicken, as dazzling as the glint of sunlight off the metalwork of a car, and as startling as the impact of first love.

I know perfectly well how crazy my account sounds, and I sympathise with those who cannot accept it. Like a lot of things in life, it sounds pretty far-fetched till you experience it yourself.  There were trees, fields, animals and people. There was water, too, flowing in rivers or descending as rain. Mists rose from the pulsing surfaces of these waters, and fish glided beneath them.


Hindu icons bring beauty, love and music to the mind; a faint foretaste of Cosmic Consciousness

Like the earth, the water was deeply familiar. It was as though all the most beautiful waterscapes I ever saw on earth had been beautiful precisely because they were reminding me of this living water. My gaze wanted to travel into it, deeper and deeper.

This water seemed higher, and more pure than anything I had experienced before, as if it was somehow closer to the original source.  I had stood and admired oceans and rivers across America, from Carolina beaches to west coast streams, but suddenly they all seemed to be lesser versions, little brothers and sisters of this living water.

That’s not to denigrate the seas and lakes and thunderstorms that I’ve marvelled at throughout my life. It is simply to say that I now see all the earth’s waters in a new perspective, just as I see all natural beauties in a new way.  In Heaven, everything is more real — less dense, yet at the same time more intense.

Heaven is as vast, various and populated as earth is … in fact, infinitely more so. But in all this vast variety, there is not that sense of otherness that characterises our world, where each thing is alone by itself and has nothing directly to do with the other things around it.

Nothing is isolated in Heaven. Nothing is alienated. Nothing is disconnected. Everything is one.  I found myself as a speck of awareness on a butterfly wing, among pulsing swarms of millions of other butterflies. I witnessed stunning blue-black velvety skies filled with swooping orbs of golden light, angelic choirs leaving sparkling trails against the billowing clouds.

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The ecstasy of Saint Theresa: it’s hard to sum up an other-worldly experience using stone and metal, but inspired sculptors can do a pretty good job

Those choirs produced hymns and anthems far beyond anything I had ever encountered on earth. The sound was colossal: an echoing chant that seemed to soak me without making me wet.  All my senses had blended. Seeing and hearing were not separate functions. It was as if I could hear the grace and elegance of the airborne creatures, and see the spectacular music that burst out of them.

Even before I began to wonder who or what they were, I understood that they made the music because they could not contain it. It was the sound of sheer joy. They could no more hold it in than you could fill your lungs and never breathe out.

Simply to experience the music was to join in with it. That was the oneness of Heaven — to hear a sound was to be part of it. Everything was connected to everything else, like the infinitely complex swirls on a Persian carpet or a butterfly’s wing. And I was flying on that carpet, riding on that wing.

Above the sky, there was a vast array of larger universes that I came to call an ‘over-sphere’, and I ascended until I reached the Core, that deepest sanctuary of the Divine — infinite inky blackness, filled to overflowing with indescribable, unconditional love.

There I encountered the infinitely powerful, all-knowing deity whom I later called Om, because of the sound that vibrated through that realm. I learned lessons there of a depth and beauty entirely beyond my capacity to explain.  During this voyage, I had a guide. She was an extraordinarily beautiful woman who first appeared as I rode, as that speck of awareness, on the wing of that butterfly.


Notice the multiple layers of protection for the brain. Completely surrounded by a fluid which cushions it against shock and sudden movement, it also is wrapped in a tough leather jacket (the dura mater) followed by more cushioning layers underneath the skull. The skull is dome-shaped for protection, its joins are elongated and folded and re-folded for maxium surface area contact, and is further covered with skin and a layer of woolly padding, the hair. It’s as protected as you would expect, for the seat of life!

I’d never seen this woman before. I didn’t know who she was. Yet her presence was enough to heal my heart, to make me whole in a way I’d never known was possible. Her face was unforgettable. Her eyes were deep blue, and her cheekbones were high. Her face was surrounded by a frame of honey-brown hair.

She wore a smock, like a peasant’s, woven from sheer colour — indigo, powder-blue and pastel shades of orange and peach. When she looked at me, I felt such an abundance of emotion that, if nothing good had ever happened to me before, the whole of my life would have been worth living for that expression in her eyes alone.

It was not romantic love. It was not friendship. It was far beyond all the different compartments of love we have on earth. Without actually speaking, she let me know that I was loved and cared for beyond measure and that the universe was a vaster, better, and more beautiful place than I could ever have dreamed.

I was an irreplaceable part of the whole (like all of us), and all the sadness and fear I had ever suffered was a result of my somehow having forgotten this most central of facts.  Her message went through me like a breath of wind. It’s hard to put it into words, but the essence was this: ‘You are loved and cherished, dearly, for ever. You have nothing to fear. There is nothing you can do wrong.’


Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.” John 18:36

It was, then, an utterly wonderful experience.  Meanwhile, back on Earth, I had been in my coma for seven days and showing no signs of improvement. The doctors were just deciding whether to continue with life support, when I suddenly regained consciousness. My eyes just popped open, and I was back. I had no memories of my earthly life, but knew full well where I had been.

I had to relearn everything: who, what, and where I was. Over days, then weeks, like a gently falling snow, my old, earthly knowledge came back.

Words and language returned within hours and days. With the love and gentle coaxing of my family and friends, other memories emerged.  By eight weeks, my prior knowledge of science, including the experiences and learning from more than two decades spent as a neurosurgeon in teaching hospitals, returned completely. That full recovery remains a miracle without any explanation from modern medicine.


Amritsar temple: religious icons try to bring to mind, and make memorable, the beauty of another existence

But I was a different person from the one I had been. The things I had seen and experienced while gone from my body did not fade away, as dreams and hallucinations do. They stayed.  Above all, that image of the woman on the butterfly wing haunted me.

And then, four months after coming out of my coma, I received a picture in the mail.  As a result of my earlier investigations to make contact with my biological family, a relative had sent me a photograph of my sister Betsy — the sister I’d never known.  The shock of recognition was total. This was the face of the woman on the butterfly wing.  The moment I realised this, something crystallised inside me.

That photo was the confirmation that I’d needed. This was proof, beyond reproach, of the objective reality of my experience.  From then on, I was back in the old, earthly world I’d left behind before my coma struck, but as a genuinely new person.  I had been reborn.

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Mind, Body and Spirit

A study by Dr Anna Phillips, of the University of Birmingham, involving neutrophil – a white blood cell hungry for bacteria – found that grief in older people sabotaged the neutrophil’s ability to work properly, for weeks and months after the emotional shock of bereavement.  Interestingly the same kind of grief in younger people did not have the same effect.

This shows the close bond our body has with the mind.  Emotions are not remote factors to be ruled out in our mechanistic dissection of illness, they are woven so closely with cells that a healthy emotional state reflects throughout the tissues.  Back in the 1970’s, Dr Carl Simonton, a well-known cancer researcher, declared that all of his patients suffered a traumatic shock between six months and a year before the detection of the dread disease.  In the 1990’s, my father, a haematologist, pointed to research which showed that patients with a more positive outlook tended to have much better prognoses than those with a gloomy one.

The damaging impact of grief on the immune system could be traced to the disruption in the balance of two hormones, cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEAS), involved in coping with stress.

In younger people the proportion of the two hormones remained balanced after the death of a loved one while in bereaved elderly, levels of cortisol were relatively high compared to the low levels of DHEAS.

DHEAS is known to counteract the harmful effects of cortisol in times of stress and protect the immune system, and its level declines with age.

“Cortisol is known to suppress elements of the immune system during times of high stress, so having an unbalanced ratio of cortisol and DHEAS is going to affect how able we are to ward off illness and infection when grieving,” said Professor Janet Lord, also from the University of Birmingham, a co-researcher on the study.

Evidence suggests other elements of the immune system might also be affected by bereavement, including T-cells and “natural killer cells”, which are important for fighting viral infections and cancer, the scientists believe.

Bruce Lipton, a geneticist who lectures on the mind and body connection points out that to combat the immune system’s tendency to digest transpanted organs, the patient is given stress hormones.  The stress hormones suppress the immune system – a phenomenal thing to consider,bearing in mind that life in our society is largely built upon layer after layer of stressful situations!  Lipton believes that it is the cell membrane, which detects the body’s emotional content via chemical signal receptors, which is the true brain of the cell.  In fact if you remove all the DNA from a cell, it will continue to live, move, react and avoid for months.


Beautiful choreography lessens the blues

In other news today, The Telegraph reports that sleeping pills have been linked to a 50% increased chance of Alzheimer’s.  The link is associated with as little as 3 months’ worth of ingesting the brain-changing chemicals diazepam and lorazepam.  Supporters of chemical medicine claim that these people may have already been involved in the downhill cascade to Alzheimer’s, which may well be true.

Nevertheless, common sense would dictate that tangling with brain chemistry, particularly in times of stress, is probably the worst thing we can do.  In our society we prefer chemicals to sunshine, gratitude, rest, nutrition, relaxation and affection.  Having no marketable value, and without the stunning kick in the pants that chemical medicine offers, these six essentials seem feeble and useless – but look beneath the surface and they create a beautiful choreography inside your cells.

Jennifer_Saunders__3004721bChemical medicine is reluctant to think about emotions and sunshine, because chemicals are a business model, and unlike chemicals, things that come free with this world can’t be patented and manufactured, and won’t make money.  One professor in Harley Street told me nutrition would have no effect at all on cancer.  Really? And how much training in nutrition do chemical salesmen have after seven years of medical school?  About an hour and a half.  So, an expert opinion then!

This attitude naturally filters down to the mass of people who reflexively look up to scientists, considering them to be better informed.  Jennifer Saunders, diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and taking a six month course of chemotherapy followed by tamoxifen, reports that she was actually told off for being positive!

The pic went in the papers, and for a few days it was news. And then, just as quickly, it was over. I made a statement via my agent that I had caught it early and now it was gone.

Surprisingly, I got lots of correspondence from people telling me it was a reckless statement and that cancer is never gone. That I was only in remission and it could come back at any time.

I was being told off for being positive! But as far as I was concerned, it was gone and the chances of it coming back were — and are — really small. You move on.

Positivity is the key.  Who can’t tell the difference between cheerful energy and sour pessimism, and which do we instinctively prefer?  This is a powerful motivator.  The current “Yes” campaign for Scotland’s independence often contrasts the cheerful faces of their campaigners with the hardened, serious faces of the “No” voters.  True or not, the impact is understood.  The “Yes” compaign is based on the optimism of freeing a whole country from a war-bound economy.  The “No” campaign is based soley on fear:

  • fear that companies will pull out of Scotland
  • fear that Britain will lose its global brand image of the Union flag
  • fear of losing control of Scotland’s massive energy reserves
  • fear of being unable to turn back
  • fear of Britain’s currency going downhill

And fear is indeed a powerful motivator.  IBM’s salesmen had a company policy of creating “fear, doubt and uncertainty” in the minds of prosepcts.  What would happen if they risked buying from a smaller vendor?  People’s normal, default state, is optimism.  Barring everyday phobias, when you see fear – especially large-scale fear – you know it has been somehow imposed from outside.  Fear is the basis on which politics is run today.  As Hermann Goering said at the Nuremberg trials after WWII:

Naturally, the common people don’t want war, but after all, it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.

Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.  This is easy.  All yuo have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.  It works the same in every country.

The first thing a chemical salesman will do when dealing with a cancer patient is instil the fear that without the vital chemicals, the body will be overrun and succumb.  In this process the patient is encouraged to pass responsibility for their body to a confident professional. Patients always have misgivings about this, because a small voice inside them, which they have been conditioned to ignore as meaningless, tells them they are no entering very dangerous ground.

In reality, patients who never consult a chemical doctor at all – either through ignorance of their own condition, or deliberately avoiding the corporate nature of chemical medicine – statistically fare much better than those who do – one doctor quoted a survival period 12 times greater, and many autopsies reveal the presence of cancers completely unknown to the deceased.  Positivity has a different effect entirely – research cited elsewhere on this blog showed that patients who visualised their tumours being digested by the body had much longer survival times than control groups.

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Salmond vs Prescott: even the colours reflect the emotion – placid blue, insistent red.

The link between positivity and success is evident in the career of Lewis Hamilton, surely the unluckiest driver of this year.  Having experienced dramatic brake failure, electrical failure, an exploding engine, having his Monaco qualifying sabotaged by a mistake by his teammate, being puntured off the circuit by another mistake from his teammate, and even having to start from the back of the grid (still managing to finish 3rd) in his quest for the championship this season, he began the most recent race in Monaco with a software failure that ruined his start.  he could only watch as cars roared off into the distance, including that of his teammate, who has experienced almost no reliability problems this year.

Lewis Hamilton at Italian GP

Lewis Hamillton: wheels of fire

Instead of giving up at having lost his hard-won pole position, he clawed his way back up from 4th and finally, through a superb piece of luck – a mistake from his teammate, who went off at the chicane – won the race.  I remember a charity kart race in Stephenage many years ago in which our team raced against Hamilton’s – he must have been barely 10 at the time, but still looked every inch the professional, racing with metronomic precision in a bright white racing suit and a look of earnest modesty at the end.  When he first met Ron Dennis, he said, “I want to drive your cars one day.”  No doubt an amusing thing to hear even from a very talented child, but watching him race today, you see the kind of spirit which has carried him forward.

So keep positive, think of the best, believe in yourself, and stay well!

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Philippians 4:8

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Banned in Pakistan? Don’t Complain!

Having spotted something about prayer which I wanted to comment on at the Richard Dawkins Foundation, I registered and made a post, which in due course received a caustic reply from an RDF member.

Coincidentally this author raised the issue of cancer, which I replied at length about.  I was later surprised to find my post deleted and my account locked up – “marked as a spammer”.

Since the only thing I know about making spam I learned from Monty Python, I queried this and was given a new account, posted a reply to Mr Caustic – which a day later was deleted and me again locked out as a spammer.

Pattharamon Chanbua

Recently in the news: surrogate mother Pattharamon Chanbua’s son Gammy, now seven months old, was at the centre of an international outcry after his adoptive parents, David and Wendy Farnell, left him in Thailand after finding out he had Down’s syndrome, taking Gammy’s twin sister Pipah home with them.They apparently asked her to abort both children when she was seven months pregnant; the agents and doctors caring for were aware that Gammy had Down Syndrome early into her pregnancy.

‘It was the agent… she said that the Farnells wanted to abort both of the children’, adding she broke down in tears when she received this news. ‘She said that the parents had been very shocked and frightened… they were insisting on the abortion.  I said I couldn’t..  I was seven months into the pregnancy already.’

Ms Pattharamon said she was then given the option to abort just one of the children – the one with a disability – though she refused as she was too far into the pregnancy. ‘They told me the child would be injected with some poison to take his life and then be taken out by surgical process. Then the girl would go into the incubator right away ..these words have stayed in my head’.


I persisted and began a third account, re-posting my cancer reply, also happening to see what I thought to be a factual inaccuracy in Richard Dawkins’ statement defending his recent highly controversial Tweet regarding Down syndrome babies, which I present here:

Image2His explanation didn’t actually change the sense of what he’d tweeted – it just put many more words before and after, which made me wonder – why bother?  But as part of his essay he said there was little point any nutter on social media tying his stance to eugenics and Hitler, because:

“Down Syndrome has almost zero heritability. That means that, although it is a congenital condition – a chromosomal abnormality that babies are born with – there is very little tendency for susceptibility to trisomy to be inherited genetically.

If you were eugenically inclined, you’d be wasting your time screening for Down syndrome. You’d screen for genuinely heritable conditions where your screening would make a difference to future generations.”

This struck me as odd so I double checked, and posted the following reply:

my deleted post number 2Logging in later to see if there was any response, I found I was again labelled as a spammer, denied entry, and that my post had also disappeared.

After a query, the RDF systems people sent me the following reply:

Are you having trouble logging in still?

I haven’t been alerted to you violating our Terms of Use.  We had a server error recently so it is likely to be a technology problem.

Please let me know.

Operations Director

In three decades of experience with technical faults, I’ve never known precise segments of text to neatly vanish from a disk when all around them remains intact: somebody has to hit the delete key.  So I wasn’t surprised to see another email a short time later:
Just talked with our moderator and she has informed me that she marked your account as spam. I am sorry but I cannot overturn that decision.
It’s fascinating when, in a classic example of psychological projection, censorship is applied by the very same people who consider it an unbearable injustice when imposed on them!
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Although RDF readers in Pakistan had no trouble accessing the site – since they posted comments to that effect – the RDF had the impression they were being censored, and thought a cash injection might help them overcome it

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The Men Behind the Curtain

There’s a certain point in the evolution of an idea when the swirl of debate around it reaches, as Malcolm Gladwell might say, a tipping point. 

A certain kind of accusation that things are not what they seem to be is usually labelled a “conspiracy theory” by an establishment keen to discredit critics.  But after a long period of ridicule, small voices are heard seriously discussing it here and there in the mainstream media – a field which, like both science and religion, is heavily invested in maintaining the status quo.  And then, as if out of nowhere, a hue and cry breaks out as the masses realise what they’ve been told was a “conspiracy theory” is actually plain common sense.

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1. 9/11

Such has been the case, for example, with the long-standing claim that the three massive buildings collapsing at freefall acceleration on 9/11 were actually blown up from inside by thoroughly placed thermite charges.  This audacious claim immediately met with fierce resistance for three understandbale reasons:

  1. accepting it means those with access to the buildings – Larry Silverstein, Marvin Bush, Stratesec – were repsonsible for the bulk of the deaths and damage,an unthinkable position which would mean, the public are no more than expendable cannon fodder in a bigger game.  That they have been cannon fodder in wars for 100 years never occurs to them, as they have been hypnotised by ideas of patriotism and loyalty to their flag
  2. the public is overwhelmed by their initial impression – far easier to accept – that a strange, foreign religion hates their freedom.  Their illusory freedom is in reality maintained between strictly prescribed limits but the idea is something they cherish and wave a flag for at every opportunity, forgetting their life is in thrall to heaviliy fortified entities over which they have no control: the Fed, the banks, the IRS, the police state, the White House
  3. when the confused public looks to authority they expect a simple admission of truth and are reassured not to worry, that their anti-Islamist worldview is sound, and they can sleep safely while the military-industrial complex continues to stand guard, albeit at a high price.

But now the evidence is so overwhelming and the voices so numerous that CSpan recently agreed to give air time to Richard Gage, an architect behind the hugely successful Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

911 poster

Gage finds that engineers and professionals, once shown the evidence, are firstly flabbergasted (as most had no idea a third massive concrete and steel building collapsed at freefall on 9/11) and then forced to admit that the science is sound. 


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2. Chemical spraying or “GeoEngineering”

Elsewhere, SoCo Magazine has brough the chemical spraying by military jets out in to the open with this stunning admission that it is, after all, a GeoEngineering exercise that has beengoing on under our noses all the time.  If you want to see what the daily chemtrail skies in Bedford look like, check this out!

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3. The Sandy Hoax

Other “conspiracy theories” have been gaining solid ground: a schools investigator named Wofgang Halbig has been threatened if he doesn’t stop asking very inconvenient questions about the Sandy Hook shooting.  He believes it was simply a government-run op to justify weapons confiscation.

Mr. Halbig isn’t your average “conspiracy theorist.” He’s worked in public education as a teacher, dean, assistant principal, principal of an alternative school and as the Director for School Safety and Security for the Seminole County Public Schools, a school district of approximately 65,000 students.

investigatorA former Florida State Trooper and United States Customs Inspector, Mr. Halbig was invited by the U.S. Department of Justice to train over 3,500 school police officers, school superintendents and school principals. He travels the country providing presentations and keynotes to a variety of school board associations and conferences and is a nationally-recognized school safety and security expert and consultant, who has provided safety training and school assessments for more than 4,000 school districts nationwide.

..American free Press

4. James Foley Video

More recently in the news has been the grisy execution video of American journalist James Foley, an atrocity which – while a terrible act, was not nearly as bad as the Israeli genocide in Gaza – was eagerly seized upon as the “red line” for the West to dive into military action in the Middle East – an occupation it loves dearly, and would carry out for eternity with all its heart if not for public opposition. 

Within days, voices murmured that the video looked faked.  Establishment voices shrieked in horror at this insensitivity, this conspiracy theory, while the British government went as far as declaring that anyone even looking at the video online could be arrested under anti-terrorism laws. It sounded a lot like the Wizard of Oz protesting: “Pay no attention to the man behind that curtain!”

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“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” Who is really calling the shots? Who organised the Sandy Hoax, the Boston Smoke Bomb, the 9/11 explosions, the fake Foley beheading, the chemical sprays? Just follow the yellow brick road – follow the money!

This certainly made me smell a rat, but even so, I was unprepared for the headlines this morning:

timesAll the news articles add somewhat feebly, that they believe Foley was still executed, just not on film. 

What evidence do they have for this apart from the now discredited film?  None they can show us, probably for national security reasons.  But we ought to believe them.

After all, they’ve never misled us before!

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Lately in trying to see things in terms of mass and surfaces, I’ve come across the work of the late Euan Uglow, one of the UK’s most remarkable post-war painters, who died of cancer on 30 August 2000.  Art is above all about simplification: the artist cannot record every fact about every object, and to do so would leave out the artist’s interpretive sense – the very thing which makes him different.

An object can never be observed in isolation from the observer: our very presence near an object affects the quality of light reflected from it; our innate tendency to magnify, omit, simplify, praise or obscure any element records our own personality along with the object we perceive.  Art therefore becomes a study of one’s own self.

The web is so immediate that within an hour I’d found a great book about his complete work, and had it in my hands the next day.  Uglow was renowned for measuring his pictures so carefully (and considering the measurements to be so important that he left them visible) that they became works of mathematical thought; he was also known for taking vast amounts of time to complete them.  He formed a bond with many of his models, who, becoming dedicated to his vision, persisted in sometimes agonising poses for uncounted hours, maintaning an identical pose in repeated sittings. 

Have a look at The Wave, which he worked on from 1989 – 1997.  Eight years of work, summed up in a single image:

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“Uglow told several people about the model, Emily Scott.  She posed for seven years, with a year off when she was ill.  Scott remembered that she listened to the radio on earphones and smoked during the breaks.”  ..Euan Uglow, The Complete Paintings, Yale University Press, p192

Though the quality varies, social media is a great source of information.  Using a reasonable mental filter the web turns from a junkshop into a goldmine. There are some highly intelligent, focused people writing on the web who really get under the surface of what we’re presented with, and the results, for anyone comfortably sedated by media steerage, are surprising.  Shocking even.  “Skeptics” have nothing on these writers!

For example reported this week that Merck is being taken to court by two former employees who say Merck faked the results on the MMR vaccine to get a 95% efficiency score, so they didn’t lose the lucrative US contract.  The PDF of the court documents is made available to read, but it gets worse: an almighty storm is also brewing over the hushing up of dangers to African-American kids of this same vaccine:

Today I can report that I now have in my possession CDC documents which prove beyond any doubt that the former head of the CDC, Dr. Julie Gerberding, actively participated in willful scientific fraud in order to bury clinical evidence linking the MMR vaccine to a 340% increase in autism among African-American children.

NaturalNews also reports this week on the damage triclosan – an Agent Orange pesticide – does to the human body, and how the FDA-Colgate alliance managed to tap dance around it.  Because Colgate already has a raft of poisons in it (sodium fluoride, which is rat poison, and the fancy-foaming ingredient sodium lauryl sulphate, which damages skin membranes and is used as a skin irritant in animal testing, etc) the appearance of triclosan in a highly sensitive area of the body (under the tongue are membranes which diffuse chemicals straight to the bloodstream) needed some smoothing over, so they agreed with the FDA to fiddle the reports.  Job done, FDA!

colgateToothpaste is so dangerous that if children swallow even a small amount, parents are advised to rush them to the doctor, but feeding it straight to the bloodstream seems not to bother anyone.  After all, we do want whiter teeth, and the main ingredient for this is hydrated silica, which incidentally damages tooth enamel.  Is anyone really awake?  Why do they continue to spend money on this stuff?  Maybe because they’re watching the bright flashy graphics presented by corporations who want your money, and are not paying attention to the reality which is right in front of their noses… a kind of sleepwaking.  It’s a kind of reckless faith that the authorities wouldn’t allow poison in our cosmetics.  Just like they wouldn’t ruin their own atmosphere with 4400 nuclear bomb tests!  Of course not.  Drink your fluoride.  What’s on TV?

Speaking of sleepwalking, I saw this great graphic today on Twitter summing up the dangers of not getting enough sleep.  This week I’ve slept deeply for the first time in what seems like ages, and can feel the difference in mental energy.  More ideas, fewer mistakes – but what people don’t generally know is that deep sleep converts a learning process in the day into long-term retention, via a lengthy conversation between different parts of the brain.  Interrupt this process and the conversation is broken, and needs to start again from scratch.

So, while learning something new or studying for an exam, if you don’t sleep deeply that night, the information isn’t retained.  In fact studies showed students who were woken up after learning various physical motor tasks during the day actually performed worse the next day, whereas the group which was allowed to sleep continuously, started the next day on a higher level of performance.  This is how we get better at stuff, which is why I’m taking advantage of deep sleep by spending an hour a day trying to mix colours to match the chroma, hue and tone of anything I see using no more than 10 iterations.  Why?  Why not!

Anyway, here’s the graphic.. enjoy:

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Twin Terrors: the IDF and ISIS

This is Jerusalem, in 1900.  Different religions living together: no checkpoints, no wall, no dissent, no soldiers launching missiles.  Just peace.

Please note: all photos in this post link to a petition to bring Israel and Netanyahu to trial for crimes against humanity.  If you can, please add your name to the petition and do one small thing today for people who have nothing at all except hope.  Thanks.

palestine 1900Looking at the chaos raging in the Middle East in 2014 it’s tempting to bemoan religious differences which, once again, explode into wars which unsettle our peaceful, democratic, nations in the West.  But looking at Jerusalem in 1900, that idea doesn’t make any sense.

Peep beneath the surface of today’s energy and weapons economies and you’ll see the real situation is of our own doing. Which terrorists created this hornet’s nest, and who paid for it – because weapons are VERY expensive – and who sat by and watched it get to the stage where armies were now massacring thousands of completely blameless, innocent people?  Us. Or more correctly, the people we cheered into power. Who did all this? We did.


In this post I will explain how:

  1. ..the chaos in the Middle East is not caused by religious differences, but by the weapons and oil interests desperate to profit by changing state borders
  2. ..Israel created Hamas to split the Palestinian Authority, justify avoiding treating Palestinians as a legitimate state, and justify the invasion of Gaza
  3. ..Israel wants to occupy Gaza to grab its vast offshore natural gas
  4. ..Isis was created as part of America’s “Hornet’s Nest” strategy to justify military action in Syria and Iraq. It is funded by American allies Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia
  5. ..The senators calling for wars are directly in the pay of the weapons business
  6. ..The media is used as a terror machine to prod the masses into states of fear

Multiple sources and adequate historic information are provided. What will come out of this hornet’s nest is anyone’s guess, but it isn’t likely to be good.

The important things to take away are (1) this horrible mess is self-created and perpetuated by our continuing ignorance, and (2) that it arose because our governments are not and have never been independent democracies.  Instead, they are manipulated by those who steer exactly the same course, benefitting the same groups, no matter which party of squabbling political hacks bumbles in and out every few years.

This elite layer see the masses as nothing but cattle, and care less for fame than their continued privileges of vast wealth and power. Privileges which they will never consider, even for a moment, letting cattle vote away.


Just as 9/11 turned an entire religion into a Lee Harvey Oswald-style patsy so PNAC, Halliburton and the Pentagon – via frontmen in the White House and Downing Street – could launch wars for oil and gas all over the Middle East, and bring down an iron fist on dissenters at home into the bargain, the reality today is so different from that portrayed in the media that the simple truth seems quite unbelievable.

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1947 map of Palestine: the dark areas were recommended to be Palestinian, the light areas (of palestine) to be Israeli. It didn’t quite work that way, because the Israelis kept launching attacks to gain more and more land. Which they should really give back, if there is any such thing as international law

To consider means drastically revising our concept of the world’s ruling cabals, and to fully accept it is to experience a traumatic and life-changing shock.  But this truth has to be confronted and considered, on the basis of the evidence before us.  If those who orchestrate world events invent terrifying enemies to manipulate us, they also project onto them their own savage personalities.


Civilians under siege

In the last month, 270,000 people have been forced out of their homes in Gaza by a fanatical, psychotic and heavily armed militia called the IDF, under threat of immediate and savage murder.  Ten minute warnings are given in which people are expected to abandon everything they own or hold dear, everything they spent their lives collecting or building, grab their traumatised children and flee for their lives.  That same number again have been forced out of their homes in Iraq, threatened in the same way by another crazed group of thugs, this time named Isis.

To their victims, these two groups must seem about the same, though while the IDF consider themselves to be the Master Race and Palestinians as disposable cattle, and would never offer the alternative of religious conversion which Isis offers their victims, both groups of maniacs slaughter men, women and children in the most gruesome ways imaginable.  But how the West reacts to these two bands of thugs is very, very different.

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Keeping control of other people and their land has always required efficient killing machinery. Lockheed Martin has always been delighted to fill this need.

The IDF are excused genocide because Israel is an energy and weapons partner to America. Palestinians are not regarded as worth protecting by protective bombing campaigns because they have nothing the West wants.  Isis are allowed to do whatever they like because the aim is to terrify western populations to the point that they will beg the government to take action, to enter wars which only a few months ago the public were dead set against.  And here we see the hand of the cabal slyly arranging the pieces, just as was done before all the wars of the past, to get their way.

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The killing machinery used by the IDF in Gaza is far more cruel than even the methods used by the other terror group mentioned here, Isis. Explosive devices were delivered to UN shelters while children slept. “The world stands disgraced,” said the UN itself.

Even to the media-blindfolded public, the horrors of Israel’s militia are more comprehensible than those of Isis.  This is because the IDF has a long track record of grisly violence against Palestinians, whom they consider subhuman.  Having bulldozed their houses, thrown out the occupants, taken over farms and diverted water, Israel finally erected a massive wall with armed checkpoints to better contain and ferment the seething anger of those whose life they stole.  The more anger, the more resistance; the more resistance, the more Israel can throw up its arms in mock horror and proceed to launch savage massacres while chanting “they started it”.

I witnessed one of many examples of the siege on Gaza when I visited in November 2006. In the town of Beit Hanoun, an incursion by Israeli occupation forces resulted in the deaths of over 85 people with more than 300 seriously wounded. Israeli authorities justified this carnage as “retaliation” after one Israeli woman in the bordering town of Sderot was killed by a homemade Qassam rocket fired from Gaza.

On 8 November, after Israeli tanks and bulldozers had pulled out of Beit Hanoun, 120 extended members of the al-Athmina family were asleep. At about 4:30 am, the Israeli military fired multiple artillery shells directly into their large apartment for 10 minutes. Nineteen members of this family were massacred and 45 seriously wounded.

I found myself at the al-Athamina family apartment in Beit Hanoun a week later, climbing through the ruined apartment and interviewing survivors. I visited graves of 16 family members buried hastily in the sand under the watchful eye of Israeli tanks.

This massacre created an international incident. Archbishop Desmond Tutu was sent by the UN to investigate, but Israel denied him entry into Gaza for 18 months. He finally entered Gaza via Egypt in May 2008.

..Dr. Bill Dienst, rural family and emergency room physician from Omak, Washington, and graduate of the UW School of Medicine and Tacoma Family Medicine Family Practice Residency Program.  He was the ship’s doctor on the boat which tried to break the siege of Gaza and bring international attention to the terror inflicted there by the Israeli military.

The iron grip on Gaza is so strong and the tyranny so great that a recent attempt by a small boat manned only by journalists and peace activists to publicly break the siege of Gaza was met with armed Israeli mercenaries dropping in via a helicopter gunship and resulted in the murder of several unarmed civilians, some of whom had been shot through the top of the head, something the Israeli PR machine had to twist itself into knots to justify.  A photo of the “weapons” carried by the boat’s occupants, and published by Israel, amounted to a collection of metal pieces wrested for defence from the ship’s machinery along with knives, forks, spoons, pencils and a few hankerchiefs.  This massacre in international waters was routinely deplored by the UN, vetoed by America, then brushed under the carpet.

For a lengthy list of UN resolutions either broken by Israel (the world’s fourth largest military power) or vetoed by America up to the year 2011 see Appendix 2.

Israel and palestineTo promote dissent within Palestine and confound their late arch enemy Yasser Arafat with an energy-consuming extremist faction inside his own state, Israel formed, trained and funded the group Hamas.  Hamas served its purpose well, tapping into a bedrock of Palestinian fury and becoming the dominant force in the Gaza strip, allowing Israel, too, to discount the legitimate Palestinian Authority and declare Gaza a terrorist-run state which they could now cheerfully go to war with, throwing up their arms in mock horror: “Oooh look! They started it!  But they’re terrorists – what can we expect?” and justifying the next round of savage massacres.


Did Israel really start a terrorist group?

There’s no doubt about it.  According to Robert Dreyfuss, author of Devil’s Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam:

“..beginning in 1967 through the late 1980s, Israel helped the Muslim Brotherhood establish itself in the occupied territories.  It assisted Ahmed Yassin, the leader of the Brotherhood, in creating Hamas, betting that its Islamist character would weaken the PLO.”

According to Charles Freeman, former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, “Israel started Hamas. It was a project of Shin Bet (Israel’s own CIA), which had a feeling that they could use it to hem in the PLO.”

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Feelings running high on social media, as more and more people become aware of the devastating terrorism launched against Palestinians

One aspect of that strategy was the creation of the Village Leagues, over which Yassin and the Brotherhood exercised much influence.  Israel trained about 200 members of the Leagues and recruited many paid informers.

New York Times Reporter David Shipler cites the Israeli military governor of Gaza as boasting that Israel expressly financed the fundamentalists against the PLO:

Politically speaking, Islamic fundamentalists were regarded as useful to Israel because they had conflicts with the secular supporters of the PLO.

Violence between the two groups erupted occasionally on West Bank university campuses. Israeli military governor of the Gaza Strip, Brigadier General Yitzhak Segev, once told me how he had financed the Islamic movement as a counterweight to the PLO and the Communists.

‘The Israeli Government gave me a budget and the military government gives to the mosques,’ he said.

Gaza is now a concentration camp measuring 365 sq km (less than one quarter the size of Greater London) in which 1.8 million people are held under siege.  The rockets fired at Israel result from despair and hatred, to attract attention from a world which otherwise, weary at the endless protection of Israel’s aggressive, paranoid terror state by America, looks away, also in despair.  These rockets are glorified fireworks without explosive warheads and do little or no damage.  As we saw these last few weeks, Israeli weapons are another matter entirely: their fragmentation and flechette bombs are carefully designed by experts to shred human flesh into mincemeat.

If public figures complain about the genocide, and the flimsy logic of “they started it” is torn to shreds, Israel’s last stand is to throw up its hands in  mock horror, shout about the Nazi Holocaust and label their critics anti-semitic.  Presumably just like these protestors:

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(1) Why should Israel massacre civilians in Gaza?

This is the first question to ask, and one which the mainstream media never concern themselves with.  Why should Israel be burning millions of dollars in British and American killing machines to destroy a camp which they control in almost every respect?  Why should the IDF direct thousands of civilians to flee into specific UN schools shelters, and then bomb those exact locations?

The abduction and murder of three Israeli youths was, at first, given as the trigger.  But as tapes of the abduction showed, the voices ordering the youths to keep their heads down was speaking in Hebrew.  It was later admitted that the Palestinians had nothing whatsoever to do with it.  So we have to dig a little deeper, something few have time or patience for.

The reason Gaza is being bombed is because just offshore are immense reserves of natural gas which Israel want to get their hands on before the people of Gaza – who, having been walled into a concentration camp are now without gas, electricity or even water – can see a penny of benefit.  Israel has already made clear that it has no intention of ever buying gas from the Palestinians.

British Gas (BG Group) and its partner, the Athens based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC) owned by Lebanon’s Sabbagh and Koury families, were granted oil and gas exploration rights in a 25 year agreement signed in November 1999 with the Palestinian Authority.

The rights to the offshore gas field are respectively British Gas (60 percent); Consolidated Contractors (CCC) (30 percent); and the Investment Fund of the Palestinian Authority (10 percent). (Haaretz, October 21,  2007).

The BG Group drilled two wells in 2000: Gaza Marine-1 and Gaza Marine-2. Reserves are estimated by British Gas to be of the order of 1.4 trillion cubic feet, valued at approximately 4 billion dollars. These are the figures made public by British Gas. The size of Palestine’s gas reserves could be much larger.

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This is the real reason for the continued bombing campaign, one which has actually been underway for over a decade, a crime neatly masked by an Israeli PR machine carefully honed to present an innocent-bystander face to the American public.  Describe the Palestinains’ request to return to their stolen homes as “demands”, it states, “since Americans dislike those who make demands”.

Frank Luntz, a Republican strategist, produced this confidential booklet in 2009, which was promptly leaked, advising Israeli spokesmen how best to manipulate American and European public opinion.  Ron Dermer, a man so close to Netanyahu that he is nicknamed “Bibi’s brain”, is now the Israeli ambassador to Washington and regularly attacks American papers for writing about tragedies in Gaza and says: “Don’t confuse messages with facts.”

According to Unicef, 230 children have been killed in Gaza, an average of ten a day, and 2,000 have been wounded by Israeli bombs, shells and bullets.

Israeli spokesmen are now denying their responsibility for the most notorious and televised atrocities such as the strike on the UN hospital last week. This is an old PR tactic, though not one recommended by Dr Luntz, which is sometime referred to as “first you say no story, then you say old story”. In other words, deny everything in the teeth of the evidence on day one and, by the time definitive proof of the massacre comes through, nobody notices when you have to admit responsibility.

Luntz cites as an example of an “effective Israeli sound bite” one which reads: “I particularly want to reach out to Palestinian mothers who have lost their children. No parent should have to bury their child.”

The study admits that the Israeli government does not really want a two-state solution, but says this should be masked because 78 per cent of Americans do. Hopes for the economic betterment of Palestinians should be emphasised.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is quoted with approval for saying that it is “time for someone to ask Hamas: what exactly are YOU doing to bring prosperity to your people”. The hypocrisy of this beggars belief: it is the seven-year-old Israeli economic siege that has reduced the Gaza to poverty and misery.

See Appendix 1 for detailed information on Israel’s operation Cast Lead and their ongoing attempts to steal the gas – in contravention of international law – from under the noses of those to whom it rightly belongs.

(2) Why is Isis rampaging through Syria and Iraq?

The current rationale given for the existence of Isis is that the power vaccuum created by America withdrawing from Iraq allowed fanatics to seize control.  But America currently monitors dissenters so closely that drone strikes are carried out every week against specific targets – wedding parties, funerals, children’s barbeques, traffic jams – in at least five countries.  How then could it be possible that an entire army, armed and trained and on the move, and Hell-bent on reshaping the borders of key oil states in the Middle East, could form overnight and proceed to ransack two countries without alerting the watchful eye and highly sensitive ears of the US war machine and its web of informers, spies and satellites?

Cranking up the terror machine: western media obligingly describes Isis’ atrocities in lurid detail, forgetting to mention that our own governments created them.  Oops!

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Once again the simple answer isn’t religion or ideology, it’s natural gas.  Arabic states friendly to America desperately want to run a major gas pipeline through Syria, something Syria’s president Assad won’t allow.  Therefore with the full knowledge and co-operation of America they’ve armed and funded resistance groups to carry out whatever atrocities are necessary to allow American military intervention and unseat Assad.

To the sponsors of these terror factions, human life is cheap. It’s practically worthless next to the trillions of dollars vast quantities of natural gas could generate.  And it’s this mindset which normal people have such a difficulty accepting.  Could anyone holding the reins of power really wipe out hundreds, thousands, or millions of innocent people in exchange for vast, uncountable wealth?  The answer is yes: from the Dutch Rubber plantations, to England’s Chinese slave labour manning the stolen Transvaal gold mines, to the millions slaughtered in WW1 and WW2 simply to feed the arms business, to the thousands who perished by Henry Kissinger’s hand in Vietnam, Korea, the Phillipines and Cambodia, or the thousands at Ground Zero burnt alive to satisfy PNAC and Halliburton and Raytheon, the answer has always been a resounding YES.

Isis is but one creation of the CIA, a proxy force for the American war machine, and is fully supported by Israel.

In 2013 John Kerry stated that Arab countries had offered to pay the full cost of military action in Syria to overthrow Assad – who, rejecting the Arab states, had signed oil deals with Russia and China – and allow the gas pipelines to run undisturbed.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., asked for an estimated amount the Arabs might contribute. Kerry replied that they offered to pay for a full invasion.

“In fact, some of them have said that if the United States is prepared to go do the whole thing the way we’ve done it previously in other places, they’ll carry that cost,” Kerry said. “That’s how dedicated they are at this. That’s not on the cards, and nobody’s talking about it, but they’re talking in serious ways about getting this done.”

Unmentioned are major gas and oil deals that could impact the economies of Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia enormously.

A proposed Syrian gas pipeline to carry 3.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day (according to Iranian Deputy Oil Minister Javad Oji) would drastically undercut the strategic energy power of U.S. ally Qatar and cut Turkey out of the deal.  Accordingly it has been dubbed the “Islamic pipeline” and, thanks to Assad, favors Russia and Iran against the Western energy interests.  Set to open in 2016, Iran, Iraq and Syria signed a deal in 2010 to construct the 3,480-mile natural gas pipeline connecting Iran’s South Pars field to European customers.

Perhaps in a bid to wean Russia off of the Islamic pipeline, Saudi Arabia last month presented a plan to Moscow in which Russia would reject Syria’s president in return for a huge arms deal and a pledge to boost Russian influence in the Arab world.

Agence France-Presse reported President Vladimir Putin refused the plan in a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan.

Bandar reportedly proposed that Saudi Arabia buy $15 billion of weapons from Russia and invest “considerably in the country,” according to AFP.

Demonstrating that oil interests are clearly at play, AFP reported: “The Saudi prince also reassured Putin that ‘whatever regime comes after’ Assad, it will be ‘completely’ in the Saudis’ hands and will not sign any agreement allowing any Gulf country to transport its gas across Syria to Europe and compete with Russian gas exports.”

..Aaron Klein, with Joshua Klein

But the plans hit a snag when the US military itself, weary of constant wars launched by the cabal infesting Western governments, media, weapons companies and banks, joined the antiwar campaign, kicking up such a stink that the warmongers never got their planes off the ground.

So, weapons sales reps like John McCain went to town, demanding military intervention in Syria.  What McCain didn’t reveal was that he’d been bought by Raytheon, sellers of $33 million dollar missiles to the gentry, and had become a pimp for these human abbatoirs.  His push failed because the general public and the military would simply not buy it, however much he flapped his arms and blustered about evil.  When confronted with nearly 2000 civilians slaughtered mercilessly by Israel, and tens of thousands injured by “traumatic amputations” caused by fragmentation bombs in UN shelters, he became awfully bashful and went into hiding.  Nobody would thank him for ratting out a US energy and weapons partner.

A quick look at who got paid the most by weapons companies shows the true powersat work: no matter which political party comes and goes in the fancy buildings, these racketeers are the ones with the money, the ones pulling the strings:

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The promise of delivering war caused a huge boost to Raytheon’s stock value. McCain was obligated to pimp for the weapons boys because they’d paid him handsomely

Luckily, the West already had a Plan B: Isis.  This terror group led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has long roots; you can see evidence of mercenaries training at an Israeli camp as far back as 2011.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “took intensive military training for a whole year in the hands of Mossad, besides courses in theology and the art of speech,” the documents explain, according to Gulf Daily News, a Bahrainian source.

The “Hornet’s nest’’ strategy aims to bring all the major threats to one place in order to shake the stability of the Arab countries.

Besides military training, Al Baghdadi studied communication and public speaking skills in order to attract “terrorists” from all the corners of the world.

The Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), an independent non-profit organization in the province of Quebec, Canada, which focuses on research and media, relayed a story about this as well, adding that “three countries created a terrorist organisation that is able to attract all extremists of the world to one place,” using the aforementioned “hornet’s nest” strategy.

This backup plan, the Hornet’s Nest, was introduced to the public via screaming headlines in the mass media – until, formerly against the idea, they now clamoured for war, for air strikes, for military action, for bombs and missiles to be launched immediately to save everyone from the terror, just as had always happened in the past when the public was exposed to the media’s terror engine.

The truth is that the cabals in charge of Western democracies – which are in actuality no such thing – create terror groups and project their own pathological nature onto them.  These groups are demonised and thrown into the face of the public until the clamour for war outweighs the clamour for peace; weapons can at last be sold, oil and gas can at last be commandeered.  The reason Isis is being bombed now is because they have reached Irbil, and, like Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, Hamas and Mohammar Gaddafi, having outlived their usefulness, will be introduced to America’s unique retirement scheme.

Erbil, a city of 1.5 million people is the administrative center for the Kurdish regional oil industry and a quarter of Iraq’s oil production. The oil reserves are so large in this region that if Kurds were to break off from Iraq and establish their own country, the new nation would stand as the ninth largest oil producer in the world.

As John B. Judis writes for the New Republic,

If the Islamic State were to take over Erbil, they would endanger Iraq’s oil production and global access to oil.

Prices would surge at a time when Europe, which buys oil from Iraq, has still not escaped the global recession. Oil prices have already risen in response to the Islamic State’s threat to Erbil, and on Thursday, American oil companies Chevron and Exxon Mobile began evacuating their personnel from Kurdistan.

But oil traders are predicting that American intervention could halt the rise. “In essence we find U.S. air strikes more bearish than bullish for oil as the act finally draws a line for Isis and reinforces both the stability in south Iraq and in Kurdistan,” Oliver Jakob, a Swiss oil analyst, told Reuters.

Only one more question: why does Israel seem totally unconcerned about such a fanatical, extremist threat on its own doorstep, focusing instead on the massacre of helpless civilians in the Gaza strip?

This curious fact was also raised by Nabil Na’eem, the former al-Qaeda commander who recently gave an interview to Al-Maydeen where he stated that these organizations of Islamic terror were in fact controlled by the CIA. Na’eem stated in regards to Issam Hattito,

For instance, Issam Hattito, head of Muslim Brotherhood responsible for leading the battles against Bashar Assad, where does he reside? Is he in Beirut? Riyadh or Cairo? He’s residing in Tel Aviv.

Ahmad Jarba, does he stay in Riyadh, Cairo or Tehran? He’s moving between New York, Paris and London, his employers, who pay his expenses . . .

Na’eem is right to point out these odd bedfellows because it provides one small piece of a larger puzzle – that Israel, along with its cohorts in the West (the United States and Europe) are not victims of Islamic terror, they are sponsors of it.

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Israel has provided medical assistance to Syrian rebels for at least a year, as pointed out by Colum Lynch of The Cable, the news wing of the Council on Foreign Relations.

In February 2014, Israeli PM Netanyahu actually visited one of the medical facilities in which the Syrian rebels were being treated and posed for a photo op shaking hands with a death squad fighter.

More notable than even the medical services, is the fact that Israel has provided military support to the terrorist death squads in the form of artillery and air force bombing campaigns. These attacks are generally timed to coincide with gains made by Assad on the ground against the Western-backed fighters.

As Israel has provided military and medical support to the most bloodthirsty and brutal Islamic extremist terrorists in the world and created Hamas, the answer to the question of “Why aren’t organizations like Nusra, al-Qaeda, and ISIS attacking Israel?” is quite simple – because Israel is busy helping them out, having been partly responsible for funding and directing them.

According a document recently released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Isis, is an intelligence asset.

Nabil Na’eem, founder of the Islamic Democratic Jihad Party and former top al-Qaeda commander, told the Beirut-based pan-Arab TV station al-Maydeen that all current al-Qaeda affiliates, including ISIS, work for the CIA.



(1) Who Owns Palestinian Gas Fields?

(2) UN Resolutions Against Israel

(3) The West, Israel and Isis


 Appendix 1: Who Owns Palestinian Gas Fields?

Article sourced from:

The issue of sovereignty over Gaza’s gas fields is crucial. From a legal standpoint, the gas reserves belong to Palestine.

The death of Yasser Arafat, the election of the Hamas government and the ruin of the Palestinian Authority have enabled Israel to establish de facto control over Gaza’s offshore gas reserves.

British Gas (BG Group) has been dealing with the Tel Aviv government. In turn, the Hamas government has been bypassed in regards to exploration and development rights over the gas fields.

The election of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in 2001 was a major turning point. Palestine’s sovereignty over the offshore gas fields was challenged in the Israeli Supreme Court. Sharon stated unequivocally that “Israel would never buy gas from Palestine” intimating that Gaza’s offshore gas reserves belong to Israel.

In 2003, Ariel Sharon, vetoed an initial deal, which would allow British Gas to supply Israel with natural gas from Gaza’s offshore wells. (The Independent, August 19, 2003)

The election victory of Hamas in 2006 was conducive to the demise of the Palestinian Authority, which became confined to the West Bank, under the proxy regime of Mahmoud Abbas.

In 2006, British Gas “was close to signing a deal to pump the gas to Egypt.” (Times, May, 23, 2007). According to reports, British Prime Minister Tony Blair intervened on behalf of Israel with a view to shunting the agreement with Egypt.

The following year, in May 2007, the Israeli Cabinet approved a proposal by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert  “to buy gas from the Palestinian Authority.” The proposed contract was for $4 billion, with profits of the order of $2 billion of which one billion was to go the Palestinians.

Tel Aviv, however, had no intention on sharing the revenues with Palestine. An Israeli team of negotiators was set up by the Israeli Cabinet to thrash out a deal with the BG Group, bypassing both the Hamas government and the Palestinian Authority:

Israeli defence authorities want the Palestinians to be paid in goods and services and insist that no money go to the Hamas-controlled Government.” (Ibid, emphasis added)

The objective was essentially to nullify the contract signed in 1999 between the BG Group and the Palestinian Authority under Yasser Arafat.

Under the proposed 2007 agreement with BG, Palestinian gas from Gaza’s offshore wells was to be channeled by an undersea pipeline to the Israeli seaport of Ashkelon, thereby transferring control over the sale of the natural gas to Israel.

The deal fell through. The negotiations were suspended:

 ”Mossad Chief Meir Dagan opposed the transaction on security grounds, that the proceeds would fund terror”. (Member of Knesset Gilad Erdan, Address to the Knesset on “The Intention of Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to Purchase Gas from the Palestinians When Payment Will Serve Hamas,” March 1, 2006, quoted in Lt. Gen. (ret.) Moshe Yaalon, Does the Prospective Purchase of British Gas from Gaza’s Coastal Waters Threaten Israel’s National Security?  Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, October 2007)

Israel’s intent was to foreclose the possibility that royalties be paid to the Palestinians. In December 2007, The BG Group withdrew from the negotiations with Israel and in January 2008 they closed their office in Israel.

Invasion Plan on The Drawing Board

The invasion plan of the Gaza Strip under “Operation Cast Lead” was set in motion in June 2008, according to Israeli military sources:

“Sources in the defense establishment said Defense Minister Ehud Barak instructed the Israel Defense Forces to prepare for the operation over six months ago [June or before June] , even as Israel was beginning to negotiate a ceasefire agreement with Hamas.”(Barak Ravid, Operation “Cast Lead”: Israeli Air Force strike followed months of planning, Haaretz, December 27, 2008)

That very same month, the Israeli authorities contacted British Gas, with a view to resuming crucial negotiations pertaining to the purchase of Gaza’s natural gas:

“Both Ministry of Finance director general Yarom Ariav and Ministry of National Infrastructures director general Hezi Kugler agreed to inform BG of Israel’s wish to renew the talks.

The sources added that BG has not yet officially responded to Israel’s request, but that company executives would probably come to Israel in a few weeks to hold talks with government officials.” (Globes online- Israel’s Business Arena, June 23, 2008)

The decision to speed up negotiations with British Gas (BG Group) coincided, chronologically, with the planning of the invasion of Gaza initiated in June. It would appear that Israel was anxious to reach an agreement with the BG Group prior to the invasion, which was already in an advanced planning stage.

Moreover, these negotiations with British Gas were conducted by the Ehud Olmert government with the knowledge that a military invasion was on the drawing board. In all likelihood, a new “post war” political-territorial arrangement for the Gaza strip was also being contemplated by the Israeli government.

In fact, negotiations between British Gas and Israeli officials were ongoing in October 2008, 2-3 months prior to the commencement of the bombings on December 27th.

In November 2008, the Israeli Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of National Infrastructures instructed Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) to enter into negotiations with British Gas, on the purchase of natural gas from the BG’s offshore concession in Gaza. (Globes, November 13, 2008)

“Ministry of Finance director general Yarom Ariav and Ministry of National Infrastructures director general Hezi Kugler wrote to IEC CEO Amos Lasker recently, informing him of the government’s decision to allow negotiations to go forward, in line with the framework proposal it approved earlier this year.

The IEC board, headed by chairman Moti Friedman, approved the principles of the framework proposal a few weeks ago. The talks with BG Group will begin once the board approves the exemption from a tender.” (Globes Nov. 13, 2008)

Gaza and Energy Geopolitics 

The military occupation of Gaza is intent upon transferring the sovereignty of the gas fields to Israel in violation of international law.

What can we expect in the wake of the invasion?

What is the intent of Israel with regard to Palestine’s Natural Gas reserves? A new territorial arrangement, with the stationing of Israeli and/or “peacekeeping” troops? The militarization of the entire Gaza coastline, which is strategic for Israel?  The outright confiscation of Palestinian gas fields and the unilateral declaration of Israeli sovereignty over Gaza’s maritime areas?

If this were to occur, the Gaza gas fields would be integrated into Israel’s offshore installations, which are contiguous to those of the Gaza Strip.

These various offshore installations are also linked up to Israel’s energy transport corridor, extending from the port of Eilat, which is an oil pipeline terminal, on the Red Sea to the seaport – pipeline terminal at Ashkelon, and northwards to Haifa, and eventually linking up through a proposed Israeli-Turkish pipeline with the Turkish port of Ceyhan.


 Appendix 2: UN resolutions against Israel

(a) US Vetoes of Resolutions Against Israel, 1972-2011.

  1. “…condemned Israel‘s attack against Southern against southern Lebanon and Syria…”
  2. “…affirmed the rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination, statehood and equal protections…”
  3. “…condemned Israel‘s air strikes and attacks in southern Lebanon and its murder of innocent civilians…”
  4. “…called for self-determination of Palestinian people…”
  5. “…deplored Israel‘s altering of the status of Jerusalem, which is recognized as an international city by most world nations and the United Nations…”
  6. “…affirmed the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people…”
  7. “…endorsed self-determination for the Palestinian people…”
  8. “…demanded Israel‘s withdrawal from the Golan Heights…”
  9. “…condemned Israel‘s mistreatment of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip and its refusal to abide by the Geneva convention protocols of civilized nations…”
  10. “…condemned an Israeli soldier who shot eleven Moslem worshippers at the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount near Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem…”
  11. “…urged sanctions against Israel if it did not withdraw from its invasion of Lebanon…”
  12. “…urged sanctions against Israel if it did not withdraw from its invasion of Beirut…”
  13. “…urged cutoff of economic aid to Israel if it refused to withdraw from its occupation of Lebanon…”
  14. “…condemned continued Israeli settlements in occupied territories in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, denouncing them as an obstacle to peace…”
  15. “…deplores Israel‘s brutal massacre of Arabs in Lebanon and urges its withdrawal…”
  16. “…condemned Israeli brutality in southern Lebanon and denounced the Israeli ‘Iron Fist’ policy of repression…”
  17. “…denounced Israel‘s violation of human rights in the occupied territories…”
  18. “…deplored Israel‘s violence in southern Lebanon…”
  19. “…deplored Israel‘s activities in occupied Arab East Jerusalem that threatened the sanctity of Muslim holy sites…”
  20. “…condemned Israel‘s hijacking of a Libyan passenger airplane…”
  21. “…deplored Israel‘s attacks against Lebanon and its measures and practices against the civilian population of Lebanon…”
  22. “…called on Israel to abandon its policies against the Palestinian intifada that violated the rights of occupied Palestinians, to abide by the Fourth Geneva Conventions, and to formalize a leading role for the United Nations in future peace negotiations…”
  23. “…urged Israel to accept back deported Palestinians, condemned Israel‘s shooting of civilians, called on Israel to uphold the Fourth Geneva Convention, and called for a peace settlement under UN auspices…”
  24. “…condemned Israel‘s… incursion into Lebanon…”
  25. “…deplored Israel‘s… commando raids on Lebanon…”
  26. “…deplored Israel‘s repression of the Palestinian intifada and called on Israel to respect the human rights of the Palestinians…”
  27. “…deplored Israel‘s violation of the human rights of the Palestinians…”
  28. “…demanded that Israel return property confiscated from Palestinians during a tax protest and allow a fact-finding mission to observe Israel‘s crackdown on the Palestinian intifada…”
  29. “…called for a fact-finding mission on abuses against Palestinians in Israeli-occupied lands…”
  30. “…confirmed that the expropriation of land by Israel, the occupying power, in East Jerusalem was invalid, and called upon the Government of Israel to rescind the expropriation orders and refrain from such action in the future.”
  31. “…called on Israel to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations and responsibilities under the 1949 Geneva Convention” and to refrain from it’s policy of settlement expansion which “alter facts on the ground pre-empting final status negotiations, and have negative implications for the Middle East Peace Process;”
  32. “…demanded that Israel immediately cease construction of the Jabal Abu Ghneim settlement in East Jerusalem as well as other Israeli settlement activities in the occupied territories.”
  33. “… requested an unarmed UN Observer force to be sent to the West Bank to help protect Palestinian civilians.”
  34. “…requested the sending of a human rights monitoring force to the Occupied Territories and condemned all acts of terror, extra-judiciary killing, excessive use of force and house demolitions. Also expressed it determination to contribute to ending the violence and to prompting dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian sides.
  35. “…condemned the killing by the Israeli occupying forces ofseveral UN employees” and demanded that Israel, complied fully with the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War” and “refrained from the excessive and disproportionate use of force in the Occupied Palestinian Territory;”
  36. “…demanded that Israel ceased threats to deport or harm Yasser Arafat, the elected President of the Palestinian Authority;”
  37. “…decides that the construction by Israel, the occupying Power, of a wall in the Occupied Territories departing from the armistice line of 1949 is illegal under relevant provisions of international law and must be ceased and reversed;”
  38. “…condemned Israel for the extra-judicial executions that killed Sheikh Ahmed Yassin along with six other Palestinians outside a mosque in Gaza City and calls for a complete cessation of extra-judicial executions by Israel
  39. “…condemned the military incursion into Gaza and demanded the immediate cessation of all military operations in the area of Northern Gaza and the withdrawal of the Israeli occupying forces from that area;
  40. “…condemned all acts of violence, terror and destruction during the Gaza conflict including rocket attacks by Hamas into Israel and the military assault being carried out by Israel.”
  41. “…called upon the Palestinian Authority to take immediate and sustained action to bring an end to violence, including the firing of rockets on Israeli territory. Called upon Israel to immediately cease its military operations within Gaza and to immediately withdraw its forces to to positions prior to 28 June 2006, and expressed grave concern about the dire humanitarian situation of the Palestinian people.”
  42. declared Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories were illegal and a “major obstacle to the achievement of a just, lasting and comprehensive peace”.

(b) UN Resolutions Against Israel, 1955 – 2011

Note that Israel is in violation of many of these Resolutions.

  1. Resolution 106: “…condemns Israel for Gaza raid”
  2. Resolution 111: “…condemns Israel for raid on Syria that killed fifty-six people”
  3. Resolution 127: “…recommends Israel suspend its ‘no-man’s zone’ in Jerusalem”
  4. Resolution 162: “…urges Israel to comply with UN decisions”
  5. Resolution 171: “…determines flagrant violations by Israel in its attack on Syria”
  6. Resolution 228: “…censures Israel for its attack on Samu in the West Bank, then under Jordanian control”
  7. Resolution 237: “…urges Israel to allow return of new 1967 Palestinian refugees”
  8. Resolution 248: “…condemns Israel for its massive attack on Karameh in Jordan”
  9. Resolution 250: “…calls on Israel to refrain from holding military parade in Jerusalem”
  10. Resolution 251: “…deeply deplores Israeli military parade in Jerusalem in defiance of Resolution 250″
  11. Resolution 252: “…declares invalid Israel‘s acts to unify Jerusalem as Jewish capital”
  12. Resolution 256: “…condemns Israeli raids on Jordan as flagrant violation”
  13. Resolution 259: “…deplores Israel‘s refusal to accept UN mission to probe occupation”
  14. Resolution 262: “…condemns Israel for attack on Beirut airport”
  15. Resolution 265: “…condemns Israel for air attacks for Salt in Jordan”
  16. Resolution 267: “…censures Israel for administrative acts to change the status of Jerusalem”
  17. Resolution 270: “…condemns Israel for air attacks on villages in southern Lebanon
  18. Resolution 271: “…condemns Israel‘s failure to obey UN resolutions on Jerusalem”
  19. Resolution 279: “…demands withdrawal of Israeli forces from Lebanon
  20. Resolution 280: “…condemns Israeli’s attacks against Lebanon
  21. Resolution 285: “…demands immediate Israeli withdrawal form Lebanon
  22. Resolution 298: “…deplores Israel‘s changing of the status of Jerusalem”
  23. Resolution 313: “…demands that Israel stop attacks against Lebanon
  24. Resolution 316: “…condemns Israel for repeated attacks on Lebanon
  25. Resolution 317: “…deplores Israel‘s refusal to release Arabs abducted in Lebanon
  26. Resolution 332: “…condemns Israel‘s repeated attacks against Lebanon
  27. Resolution 337: “…condemns Israel for violating Lebanon‘s sovereignty”
  28. Resolution 347: “…condemns Israeli attacks on Lebanon
  29. Resolution 425: “…calls on Israel to withdraw its forces from Lebanon
  30. Resolution 427: “…calls on Israel to complete its withdrawal from Lebanon
  31. Resolution 444: “…deplores Israel‘s lack of cooperation with UN peacekeeping forces”
  32. Resolution 446: “…determines that Israeli settlements are a serious obstruction to peace and calls on Israel to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention”
  33. Resolution 450: “…calls on Israel to stop attacking Lebanon
  34. Resolution 452: “…calls on Israel to cease building settlements in occupied territories”
  35. Resolution 465: “…deplores Israel‘s settlements and asks all member states not to assist Israel‘s settlements program”
  36. Resolution 467: “…strongly deplores Israel‘s military intervention in Lebanon
  37. Resolution 468: “…calls on Israel to rescind illegal expulsions of two Palestinian mayors and a judge and to facilitate their return”
  38. Resolution 469: “…strongly deplores Israel‘s failure to observe the council’s order not to deport Palestinians”
  39. Resolution 471: “…expresses deep concern at Israel‘s failure to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention”
  40. Resolution 476: “…reiterates that Israel‘s claims to Jerusalem are null and void”
  41. Resolution 478: “…censures (Israel) in the strongest terms for its claim to Jerusalem in its ‘Basic Law’”
  42. Resolution 484: “…declares it imperative that Israel re-admit two deported Palestinian mayors”
  43. Resolution 487: “…strongly condemns Israel for its attack on Iraq’s nuclear facility”
  44. Resolution 497: “…decides that Israel‘s annexation of Syria’s Golan Heights is null and void and demands that Israel rescind its decision forthwith”
  45. Resolution 498: “…calls on Israel to withdraw from Lebanon
  46. Resolution 501: “…calls on Israel to stop attacks against Lebanon and withdraw its troops”
  47. Resolution 509: “…demands that Israel withdraw its forces forthwith and unconditionally from Lebanon
  48. Resolution 515: “…demands that Israel lift its siege of Beirut and allow food supplies to be brought in”
  49. Resolution 517: “…censures Israel for failing to obey UN resolutions and demands that Israel withdraw its forces from Lebanon
  50. Resolution 518: “…demands that Israel cooperate fully with UN forces in Lebanon
  51. Resolution 520: “…condemns Israel‘s attack into West Beirut”
  52. Resolution 573: “…condemns Israel vigorously for bombing Tunisia in attack on PLO headquarters”
  53. Resolution 587: “…takes note of previous calls on Israel to withdraw its forces from Lebanon and urges all parties to withdraw”
  54. Resolution 592: “…strongly deplores the killing of Palestinian students at Bir Zeit University by Israeli troops”
  55. Resolution 605: “…strongly deplores Israel‘s policies and practices denying the human rights of Palestinians”
  56. Resolution 607: “…calls on Israel not to deport Palestinians and strongly requests it to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention”
  57. Resolution 608: “…deeply regrets that Israel has defied the United Nations and deported Palestinian civilians”
  58. Resolution 636: “…deeply regrets Israeli deportation of Palestinian civilians”
  59. Resolution 641: “…deplores Israel‘s continuing deportation of Palestinians”
  60. Resolution 672: “…condemns Israel for violence against Palestinians at the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount”
  61. Resolution 673: “…deplores Israel‘s refusal to cooperate with the United Nations”
  62. Resolution 681: “…deplores Israel‘s resumption of the deportation of Palestinians”
  63. Resolution 694: “…deplores Israel‘s deportation of Palestinians and calls on it to ensure their safe and immediate return”
  64. Resolution 726: “…strongly condemns Israel‘s deportation of Palestinians”
  65. Resolution 799: “…strongly condemns Israel‘s deportation of 413 Palestinians and calls for their immediate return.”
  66. Resolution 803:
  67. Resolution 830:
  68. Resolution 852:
  69. Resolution 887:
  70. Resolution 895:
  71. Resolution 904:
  72. Resolution 1039:
  73. Resolution 1052:
  74. Resolution 1057 :
  75. Resolution 1068:
  76. Resolution 1073:
  77. Resolution 1081:
  78. Resolution 1095:
  79. Resolution 1109:
  80. Resolution 1122:
  81. Resolution 1139:
  82. Resolution 1151:
  83. Resolution 1169:
  84. Resolution 1188:
  85. Resolution 1211:
  86. Resolution 1223:
  87. Resolution 1243:
  88. Resolution 1254:
  89. Resolution 1276:
  90. Resolution 1288:
  91. Resolution 1300:
  92. Resolution 1310:
  93. Resolution 1322: “..Condemned acts of violence especially the excessive use of force against Palestinians”, called on the occupying Power Israel, to abide by its legal obligations and stressed the importance of “establishing a mechanism for a speedy and objective inquiry into the provocation carried out at out at Al-Haram Al-Sharif” when Arial Sharon visited the Temple Mount and to the subsequent violence “resulting in over 80 Palestinian deaths and many other casualties”. The US threatened to veto the original version of this resolution and managed to get all mention of Israel removed from the final version.
  94. Resolution 1328:
  95. Resolution 1337:
  96. Resolution 1351:
  97. Resolution 1559: “…called upon Lebanon to establish its sovereignty over all of its land and called upon Syria to end their military presence in Lebanon by withdrawing its forces and to cease intervening in internal Lebanese politics. The resolution also called on all Lebanese militias to disband.”
  98. Resolution 1583: “…calls on Lebanon to assert full control over its border with Israel. It also states that the Council has recognized the Blue Line as valid for the purpose of confirming Israel’s withdrawal pursuant to resolution 425.
  99. Resolution 1648: “…renewed the mandate of United Nations Disengagement Observer Force until 30 June 2006.”
  100. Resolution 1701: “…called for the full cessation of hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah.”
  101. Resolution 1860: “…called for the full cessation of war between Israel and Hamas.”
  102. Resolution 1884: “…expressed deep concern over violations of resolution 1701 and called on all parties to maintain the de-militarized zone between between the Blue Line and the Litani River


Appendix 3: The West, Israel and Isis

Sourced from Activist Post (Brandon Turbeville):

On October 30, 2013, Israel attacked and completely destroyed a Syrian air defense base in Snobar Jableh, Syria which is located near Latakia, a port city on the coast of the Mediterranean. The base was alleged to have housed a surface to air missile battery.

This was not the only time where Israel inflicted an injury against the enemies of Islamic extremists during the course of the Syrian conflict. It is known that Israel launched attacks against Syrian forces and military convoys at least four times prior to the October 30 attack.

As recently as June, 2014, Israel launched a series of airstrikes against Syrian military positions under the pretext of retaliation for a cross-border attack which was almost certainly initiated by death squad fighters whose logistical inadequacy spilled over into Israeli occupied territory in the Golan Heights. Given the questionable circumstances surrounding the justifying incident – the killing of yet another Israeli teenager by an alleged anti-tank missile – one would be justified in questioning the Israeli story.

While the occasional attack on Syrian territory is bad enough, the fact is that Israel has apparently coordinated these attacks with the death squad directors on the ground so as to provide cover fire and diversions for death squad “swarming” and jihadist invasions.

For instance, in May 2013, WABC host and best-selling author Aaron Klein stated that an Israeli airstrike in Syria was closely coordinated with Turkey which, in turn, helped coordinate the death squad attacks to occur at the exact same time as the Israeli airstrikes. The sources speaking to Klein came from Jordanian and Egyptian intelligence agencies.

(Brandon Turbeville, Activist Post)

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “took intensive military training for a whole year in the hands of Mossad, besides courses in theology and the art of speech,” the documents explain, according to Gulf Daily News, a Bahrainian source.

The “Hornet’s nest’’ strategy aims to bring all the major threats to one place in order to shake the stability of the Arab countries. The Isis “Calif”,  Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi went trough intense military training in Mossad, the Israeli CIA.

Besides military training, Al Baghdadi studied communication and public speaking skills in order to attract “terrorists” from all the corners of the world.

The Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), an independent non-profit organization in the province of Quebec, Canada, which focuses on research and media, relayed a story about this as well, adding that “three countries created a terrorist organisation that is able to attract all extremists of the world to one place,” using the aforementioned “the hornet’s nest” strategy.


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