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Sean Hannity and his Holocaust Denying Friend

Talk radio host Sean Hannity always likes to describe Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a Holocaust denier, but it doesn’t seem to bother him that his good friend Pat Buchanan is a Holocaust denier. Sean has interviewed Pat several times on his show and this issue has not come up.
Here are some articles about Pat Buchanan’s views on the Holocaust:

Pat Buchanan and the Holocaust
http://www.holocaust-history.org/~jamie/buchanan/

Pat Buchanan, Antisemitism and the Holocaust
http://frank.mtsu.edu/~baustin/buchanan.html

Sean criticizes President Obama’s willingness to talk to Ahmadinejad, but he leaves out a discussion of U.S. past actions in Iran. Such as when in 1953 the US toppled the democratically elected government in Iran, for oil in and he also leaves out how the US had given false strategic advice and sold weapons to both sided of the Iran-Iraq War. (See review of the book All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/hrj/iss17/booknotes-All.shtml and the article Fueling the Iran-Iraq Slaughter By Larry Everest http://www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/11715 )

This is not to say that we shouldn’t be careful and question what the Iranian President says, but considering US past actions in Iran, the Iranian leadership has a lot of reason to be suspicious of US intentions, as well.

November 1, 2009 Posted by | Ahmadinejad, Barack Obama, democracy, Holocaust, human rights, Iran, nuclear, Pat Buchanan, politics, Sean Hannity, United States, weapons | Leave a comment

Bush and Cheney are only fooling themselves

But people are too apathetic to speak up or do anything about their lies, that includes our elected officials and the mainstream media.

Click cartoon to see larger image
Cartoon from http://www.time.com/time/cartoonsoftheweek/0,29489,1692684_1500285,00.html

December 24, 2007 Posted by | 9/11, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, Iran, Osama Ben Laden, politics, war on terror | 1 Comment

Ignoring Israelis’ presence in Iraq

The mainstream media claims Iran is fueling the violence in Iraq. On this politically left website (http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/112207C.shtml) there is an op-ed peice from The New York Times about Saudi and Libyan fighters in Iraq. How come there isn’t as much discussion of Israel’s role in fueling the violence in Iraq?

Israel in Iraq: Evidence Mounts
by Jon Elmer
The NewStandard

Further evidence of the presence of Israeli operatives in Iraq arose this weekend when the general formerly in charge of the U.S.-run Iraqi prison system, herself considered partly responsible for torture at Abu Ghraib and other prisons under her command, told the BBC that she met an Israeli interrogator working in a U.S.-run “intelligence center” in Baghdad. Brigadier General Janet Karpinski told BBC Radio in an interview on Saturday that she met with a man who claimed to be Israeli and that he “did some of the interrogation” at the facility.
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A top US military official quoted in the Washington Post on Sunday denied claims of Israeli presence in Iraq, calling the story an “urban legend.”

Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom similarly dismissed Gen. Karpinski’s claims as “completely baseless,” telling Israel’s Army Radio: “We are not involved in any way in Iraq. We are not involved in training or in interrogations, or in anything else. The whole claim is preposterous.”

The Foreign Minister’s assertion is contradicted by significant documentation of Israeli-American “strategic cooperation” with regard to intelligence sharing and training in Iraq.

A December article in the Guardian described how Israeli advisers are involved in training U.S. special operations troops in counter-insurgency tactics to be used in Iraq. The operations being trained are said to include the use of assassination against resistance leaders. Quoting US intelligence and military sources, Guardian writer Julian Borger reported that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) sent urban warfare specialists to Fort Bragg in North Carolina, the home of U.S. Army Special Forces.

On that same day, the Associated Press ran a story under the headline “U.S. employs Israeli tactics in Iraq,” in which American and Israeli officials publicly noted “high-level meetings” and “strategic cooperation” between the two countries on the subject of operations in Iraq.
from http://www.antiwar.com/orig/elmer.php?articleid=2959

Also see

    Israel trains US assassination squads in Iraq

by Julian Borger (Tuesday December 9, 2003) at http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1102940,00.html

Here is a video of a news report about the Mossad in Iraq

What about a discussion of Americans and Brits who are fueling the violence in Iraq? See http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=20051015&articleId=1089

November 23, 2007 Posted by | agent provocateurs, Al Qaeda, Britain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, media, politics, terrorism, United States, video, war on terror | Leave a comment

South America embraces Bush’s arch enemy (Iran)

by Rory Carroll in Caracas
Saturday September 29, 2007
The Guardian

Red carpets, brass bands, bear hugs and a hero’s welcome: there is at least one part of the Americas that loves Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

South America this week greeted the Iranian president as a brother and benefactor, defrosting him after his icy reception in New York. The leaders of Bolivia and Venezuela embraced Mr Ahmadinejad and blessed Iran’s nuclear programme, underlining how much influence Washington has lost over a region it once considered its backyard.

The Iranian president signed a series of energy and trade deals during brief stopovers which extended Tehran’s foothold in South America. In contrast to the insults heaped on him in New York, the visitor was feted as a strategic ally in the struggle against gringo imperialism. Cuba and Nicaragua echoed the rhetoric.

See complete article at http://www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,,2179722,00.html

There hasn’t been any mentions in American media (even by the politcal left) of the past crimes of the United States against Iran.

The United States had toppled the democratically elected government of Mossadegh in 1953 and put in his place the puppet Shah. (See this book review of All The Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/hrj/iss17/booknotes-All.shtml )

During the Iran-Iraq war the United States sold weapons and gave false intelligence to both sides of the conflict. (see
http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=15&ItemID=2292 ) Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger had said about the war, too bad both sides can’t lose.

While the American media scolds Ahmadinejad for supposedly denying the Holocaust, you have Americans in denial of the genocide in Iraq.

The United States had helped Saddam Hussein into power (see http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/51/217.html ) and supported him, strategically and financially, when he was committing his worst atrocities.

Through two invasions, sanctions, and use of chemical weapons, millions of Iraqis have died and millions of Iraqis have fled their homes.

September 29, 2007 Posted by | Holocaust, Iran, Iraq, politics, South America, United States | 1 Comment

Women in Iran: Repression and resistance

While Westerners often pretend to be concerned for human rights in Muslim countries, they hardly if ever give recognition to the struggles of the women who are fighting for their rights. Here is an article about Iranian women’s struggles.

“Iranians are the first to know how easy it is for a whole nation to be reduced to the rants of a senseless politician, or for images of a handful of shroud-wearing crazies burning the American flag in Tehran to reach the western media’s front-pages. But how easy is it for thousands of Iranian teachers protesting outside the Iranian majlis (parliament) – as they did on Saturday 3 March 2007 – to merit any attention?”

See http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?itemid=12278

September 9, 2007 Posted by | feminism, Iran, Islam, terrorism, United States, war on terror, women's rights | Leave a comment

What if everyone knew the early relationship between Iraq and the United States?

Would there have been this approval (or is it nonchalance) towards the invasion of Iraq?

Here is an informative article “What Every American Should Know About Iraq” by David Michael Green.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17891.htm

I’ll just quote a few of his facts

  • Mesopotamia has long been a playground for great powers. The British invaded the area in 1917, causing a widespread revolt of the Iraqi people. Britain later ruled under a League of Nations mandate that produced the artificial creation of the country Iraq (and Kuwait), and continued to control oil production in the region. Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour said at the time, “I do not care under what system we keep this oil, but I am quite clear it is all-important for us that this oil should be available”.
  • Saddam Hussein started his career as a political thug, on the payroll of the CIA during the 1950s and 1960s, torturing and murdering Iraqi leftists whose names were provided by American intelligence, and participating in an armed coup against the Iraqi government.
  • In 1972, the United States conspired with Iran and Israel to support a revolt of the Kurdish people within Iraq against their government
  • In 1980, the United States provided encouragement, weapons, intelligence, satellite data and funding for Saddam’s Iraq to invade Iran, launching an eight year war – the longest and probably the bloodiest of the post-WWII era.

I would just like to point out that the Untied States also provided weapons to both sides of the Iran-Iraq war
“In his book Veil – The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-1987, Woodward sums up the results of this U.S. double-dealing: “Doling out tactical data to both sides put the agency in the position of engineering a stalemate. This was no mere abstraction. The war was a bloody one….almost a million had been killed, wounded or captured on both sides. This was not a game in an operations center. It was slaughter.” (p. 507)

from http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=15&ItemID=2292

  • During this war, Ronald Reagan dispatched Donald Rumsfeld to Iraq to improve relations with Saddam. The United States then restored full diplomatic relations with Iraq, despite the administration’s clear awareness that Saddam was using chemical weapons at the time
  • During the presidential campaign of 2000, candidate Bush said very little about Iraq, and certainly never suggested the need for urgent action. Somehow, though, in just two years time – during which, if anything, Iraq actually got weaker, not stronger – Saddam and his country became a perilous and imminent threat that had to be addressed immediately.
  • Former members of his own cabinet have revealed that Bush planned to invade Iraq from the very beginning of his administration, well before 9/11. All discussions were about the how of doing it, never about the why, the justification, the costs or the wisdom.

August 25, 2007 Posted by | 9/11, civil war, Iran, Iraq, Saddam Hussein, terrorism, Uncategorized, United States, war, war on terror | Leave a comment

Iranian Holocaust Cartoon Contest

I still see websites/blogs ( http://samsonblinded.org/blog/a-cartoon-for-a-cartoon.htm ) that claim the Iranian Holocaust Cartoon Contest was about making fun of the victims of the Holocaust. But as you can see here, it was about making fun of how the Holocaust is used to justify war crimes.

This is the cartoon of the first place winner, Morracon Derkaoui Abdellah. To see the other winners go to http://www.irancartoon.com/120/holocaust/index.htm

The Holocaust is not the only time a large number of people of died, 3 to 5 million died when the U.S. bombed Vietnam and Cambodia. Millions have died in the Congo and the surrounding countries. The Western media likes to portray it just as tribal and ethnic war fare and they leave out the role of the United States and Israel in fueling the war through political interventions and selling weapons to both sides of the conflicts. In the meanwhile, they exploit the diamonds, minerals and natural resources of the region. Will we ever find out the number of Iraqis killed as a result of the two invasions and sanctions? The Iraqis are scapegoats for U.S. foreign policy. The U.S. helped Saddam Hussein into power and supported him, financially and strategically, when he was committing his worst atrocities.

Regarding the cartoon controversy, one of the commentators and the web administrator at http://samsonblinded.org/blog/a-cartoon-for-a-cartoon.htm discuss that to get back at Muslims they should make cartoons that show the prophet of Islam as a pedophile. I tried to post a comment that shows the cartoons of the winner of the Iranian contest and I also mentioned a book that discusses Jewish scriptures that makes it acceptable to perform sexual acts on three year olds and younger. But the administrator did not allow my comment to be posted. The name of the book is called Judaism’s Strange Gods by Michael Hoffman. I will quote part of it here. On page 51 it says

Sexual Intercourse with Little Girls is Permissible
Ketubot lIb: “If a grown-up man has intercourse with a little girl, it is nothing, for having intercourse with a girl less than three years old is like putting a finger in the eye.”
Though the Talmud’s permission for the heinous crime of child molestation is virtually unknown among the public and is never mentioned in the establishment media, among Talmud researchers it is notorious.
This portion of tractate Ketubot concerns Halakhic definitions of sexual intercourse. In this particular ruling it is stated that copulation with girls below the age of three cannot be considered sexual activity because, although penetration ruptures her hymen, such intercourse is merely “like putting a finger in the eye,” since the hymen at this age will eventually regenerate (just as a finger stuck in an eye will cause the eye to water, yet the eye will heal and return to its former state, so the hymen of a girl under three will rupture during intercourse but will heal later).
Once her hymen grows back, the little girl is regarded as lawfully still a virgin. Hence the Talmud recognizes no sexual intercourse as having occurred and therefore exacts no penalty for coitus with a female child of less than three years of age.

July 26, 2007 Posted by | cartoon, Congo, Holocaust, Iran, Islam, Israel, Judaism, Palistinians, pedophile, Vietnam | 2 Comments

Israel’s Nuclear Double Standards

During the apartheid era of South Africa, Israel gave the country its nuclear capablities see http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Global_Secrets_Lies/Israel_SAfrica.html 
(excerpted from the book Israeli Foreign Policy by Jane Hunter )

Now that Iran is developing nuclear power, Israel portrays it as the most dangerous country in the world.

July 21, 2007 Posted by | Iran, Israel, nuclear, South Africa, weapons | Leave a comment

Can what’s going on in Iraq just be called a “civil war?”

How can what is going on in Iraq be called a civil war, when it is foreign governments (mainly USA and Britain) that
#1) bombed the country and destroyed its infrastructure
#2) rounds up thousands of Iraqis and jails them without justification
#3) makes decisions when elections are to take place and whether the results are valid
#4) benefit more from reconstruction projects than the Iraqis
#5)can break into jails to release prisoners against the Iraqi’s governments wishes. (Remember when two British men where caught disguised as Arabs carrying explosives and weapons in their car? Their fellow British soldiers broke into the jail they were in and helped them to escape) see http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=20051015&articleId=1089

The U.S., Britain, Israel and Iran are contributing to the chaos with their agent provocateurs.

July 7, 2007 Posted by | Britain, civil war, genocide, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kurds, Saddam Hussein, Shiites, Sunnis, terrorism, Uncategorized, United States, war on terror | 1 Comment

U.S. past and present relations with Iraq and Iran

Leave Us Alone,” Iranian Reformers Sayhttp://www.progressive.org/node/4253

Refugees create new ‘Baghdad’
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/6575755.stm

Here is a little history of US. Intervention in Iran and Iraq
Regime Change: How the CIA put Saddam’s Party in Power http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/51/217.html

Review of the Book All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terrror http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/hrj/iss17/booknotes-All.shtml

Fueling the Iran-Iraq Slaughter
http://www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticlePrint/11715

July 1, 2007 Posted by | Ahmadinejad, Iran, Iraq, Saddam Hussein, terrorism, Uncategorized, United States | Leave a comment