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“We Are NOT The United States Of Israel”: An Angry Obama Tells Chinese Leader – By Sorcha Faal

February 6, 2009

February 2, 2009

“We Are NOT The United States Of Israel”:
An Angry Obama Tells Chinese Leader

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers (Traducción al Español abajo)


A most interesting report released by Russian Foreign Ministry Officials on the talks held Friday between President Obama and Chinese Leader Hu Jintao over the growing Global economic crisis state that when queried by Hu about the Americans UN response to war crimes charges being leveled against Israel the American President ‘angrily‘ replied, make no mistake about this, we are not the United States of Israel, we are the United States of America“.  

Following this unprecedented statement by President Obama against America’s longtime Middle Eastern ally Israel, he ordered the United States top envoy to United Nations toput his words into action, and which, according to the latest news sources, is exactly what the new US Ambassador to the UN did in her debut speech before the International body, and as we can read as reported by Israel’s Haaretz News Service:

“Israel must investigate allegations that its army violated international law during its three-week war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip”, the new U.S. envoy to the United Nations said on Thursday.

“We expect Israel will meet its international obligations to investigate and we also call upon all members of the international community to refrain from politicizing these important issues,” Ambassador Susan Rice said in her debut speech before the UN Security Council.

Some 1,300 Palestinians, including at least 700 civilians, were killed during Israel’s Gaza offensive, according to the Hamas-run Health Ministry in the territory. Israel put its losses at 10 soldiers and three civilians.

During the campaign, Israel fired on several UN installations in Gaza, including schools, where hundreds of Palestinians had been seeking shelter from the fighting. Israel rejects allegations that its army was guilty of war crimes.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said there would also be a UN investigation of the deadly attacks on United Nations sites in the Gaza Strip.”

The growing International outrage against Israel’s massacre of Palestinian civilians during their horrific attacks upon Gaza using weapons and ammunition provided to them by the United States has caused the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, to vow that his Nation would protect all its soldiers and politicians charge with war crimes.

Reports from Spain are stating that under pressure from Israel, Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Moratinos has informed Israeli Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni, of Spain’s plan to amend legislation that granted a Spanish judge the authority to launch a much-publicized war crimes investigation against senior Israeli officials.

Other reports coming from the European Continent on actions against Israel are less encouraging for the Jewish state, and as we can read:

“Belgium’s government has agreed to ban the export to Israel of weapons that “strengthen it militarily,” a Belgian minister said on Thursday. A Brussels-based research group accused Israel of enlisting child soldiers.

The Belgian daily De Morgen quotes Minister Patricia Ceysens from the Flemish regional government as saying: “There’s a consensus [among ministers] not to approve exports that would strengthen Israel’s military capacity.”

But, too the worst International fallout from Israel’s catastrophic destruction of Gaza comes from one of the United States most stalwart Middle Eastern allies, and NATO Member, Turkey, whose Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, stormed out of the Davos summit after calling the Israeli’s killers of children, and as we can further read the fallout of:

“The public confrontation between President Shimon Peres and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Davos Summit Thursday continued off the stage over the weekend as questions arose over whether Peres apologized to Erdogan for what the Turkish leader said was ‘shouting’.

A senior political source in Israel also said that a private meeting between Peres and Erdogan that was scheduled to take place prior to the Davos panel they were both on was canceled at the last minute because of a Turkish request. The same source said it was probably canceled because the Turkish Prime Minister did want to give the impression that relations with Israel were business as usual.”

According to one report, senior European officials said, “Erdogan wants to be part of the European Union, but now he can forget about it.”

Both Russian and US Military Analysts have long stated that should Turkey be turned away from European Union Membership it would have ‘no choice‘ but to ally itself with its most ‘natural‘ ally, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and which now appears to be happening, and as we can read:

“Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for recognition of Hamas which won a landslide victory in Palestinian elections. In an interview with The Washington Post published Saturday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said isolating Hamas is the reason for the ongoing tensions in the region.

He criticized world leaders for failing to respect the political will of the Palestinian people who voted for the Palestinian resistance movement. Erdogan said Hamas would have been in a different situation if the world had given it a chance in politics after winning elections.

The Turkish prime minister said Hamas would not be able to change the situation as long as Palestine was “an open air prison”. Hamas won the 2006 Parliamentary elections with 74 of the 132 available seats. The rival ruling Fatah faction got only 45 seats.

Western-backed Acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah however fired Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniya’s unity government in June 2007.

Erdogan’s remarks came after his recent public spat with Israel’s President Shimon Peres, over the Israeli massacre in the Gaza Strip, in the world economic forum meeting on Thursday.

On Thursday, Erdogan stormed out of the world economic forum in Davos, Switzerland after a heated debate with Shimon Peres on Gaza. Erdogan told Peres in the Forum, “Mr. Peres, you are a senior citizen and you speak in a loud voice. I feel that your raised voice is due to the guilt you feel.

“But be sure that my voice will not be raised as yours,” “When it comes to killing, you know very well how to kill.” “I know very well how you hit and killed children on beaches.”

Erdogan walked off in front of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other panel members complaining that his comments on the conflict were cut short by the Washington Post’s moderator David Ignatius.”

Unbeknownst to the American people about this coming titanic shift in the Middle East base of power is the moderate Islamic government of Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan ‘livid anger‘ over President Bush’s and Israeli Prime Minister Olmert’s attempted December, 2008 coup against his government, and as we can read as reported by the Online Journal News Service in their report titled Mossadimplicated in a coup plot in Turkey, a NATO country; CIA fingerprints also found on attempt“, and which says:

“Fresh from revelations, reported by WMR, that Israel’s Mossad and ChabadHouse-based criminal syndicates were targets in a criminal gangland retribution attack by a notorious Muslim gang in Mumbai, comes word that Mossad has, once again, been implicated in an intelligence and criminal network, this time in Turkey.

What makes this latest example of Israel’s failure to stem the criminal activities of its intelligence service and criminal syndicates worse is that Turkey, unlike Israel, is a NATO ally of the United States and, therefore, the United States is bound by treaty to protect NATO allies from aggression by non-NATO states, including Israel.

The Turkish and other Middle East media are reporting that the Mossad has been fingered in connection with a right-wing Turkish criminal and intelligence gang, known as Ergenekon, that stands accused of attempting to overthrow Turkey’s democratically-elected Justice and Development (AKP) Party of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Abdullah Gul. Several Turkish papers have named a Turkish rabbi, Tuncay Guneyaka Daniel T. Guney and Daniel Levi and code-named “Ipek” or “Silk,” as having served as a double agent for the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) tasked with infiltrating the shadowy but powerful “state within a state” group Ergenekon. Guney had been arrested by Turkish authorities in 2001 for distributing fake drivers’ licenses and phony license plates for luxury cars. A document recently uncovered by the Turkish press revealed that Guney had also infiltrated a police intelligence unit (JITEM) working with Ergenekon to destabilize Turkey. Guney was exfiltrated to the United States and he now heads up the B’nai Yaakov Synagogue and Community Center in Toronto, CanadaGuney has denied that he has been an agent for Israel, Turkey or the United States but the MIT has confirmed the document identifying Guney as an agent for MIT is authentic.

The Turkish daily Hurriyethas reported that Guney served in MIT’s Counter-terrorism Unit (CTU) and in the MIT unit that monitors Iran. Hurriyet also reported that Guney had developed a contact at the Iranian consulate in Istanbul, MuhsinKarger, the consulate’s political affairs undersecretary.

Guney also has claimed to be a journalist and it is also alleged that he was a member of the PKK. Silvyo Ovaydo, the leader of the Turkish Jewish community, called Guney a fraudulent rabbi and said he was not even registered as a rabbi at the B’nai Yaakov synagogue in Toronto. Guney is said to have once worked for Islamist media organizations in Turkey but suddenly converted to Judaism and became an “instant rabbi” in Toronto.”

Russian Military reports point out, and most curiously too, that in this coming power shift in the Middle East, both Turkey and Iran are the most ‘natural allies‘ of the United States due to the similarity of their moderate Islamic societies with those of the moderate Christian factions residing in America, both centering their lives upon their homes, their families, reverence of their religious beliefs and democratic support of their governments.

To this very day, however, the vast majority of peoples in the United States still fail to realize that the most moderate and populated democratic Muslim Nations are Indonesia, Turkey, Iran and Lebanon who hold free and open elections for their leaders.

Standing against these moderate Muslim states, though, are the current Middle Eastern allies of the United States, including, the religious theocracies of Israeland Saudi Arabia, the despotic Gulf Nation states ruled by an elite class of Royal families, and Egypt, which is ruled by president for life Hosni Mubarak who has subjugated the Egyptian people to totalitarian abuse for over 30 years under a National State of Emergency backed up by American military troops and supplies.

But, to the most important issue to these most critical of matters, they lie with the current American President Barack Obama, who upon his taking office gave his first television interview to the Muslim World freely admitting his families long ties to the Islamic Religion, and should Obama shift the support of the United States from Israel to the moderate Muslim Nations of the Middle East there would not be any power left on Earth to oppose their rule.

So, perhaps it wasn’t too farfetched for the great French Diviner Nostradamus to predict about our times the coming from the East of the Islamic powers upon Europe, and then the World…

“The Eastern kings shall carry out the Divine Justice.

Turkey shall be devastated.

The regions subjected to Muslim armies

Shall cause mountains trembling with great war

Prisoners of both sexes and throughout Turkey

One shall cry at dawn from land to land”

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Translation to Spanish by: Sister Maru BarrazaMazatlán, Mexico


Gaza war ended in utter failure for Israel – By Gideon Levy – Haaretz, Israeli English Daily

January 22, 2009

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1057670.html

Last update – 04:19 22/01/2009

Gideon Levy / Gaza war ended in utter failure for Israel

By Gideon Levy

Tags: israel news, gaza, hamas, IDF

On the morrow of the return of the last Israeli soldier from Gaza, we can determine with certainty that they had all gone out there in vain. This war ended in utter failure for Israel.

This goes beyond the profound moral failure, which is a grave matter in itself, but pertains to its inability to reach its stated goals. In other words, the grief is not complemented by failure. We have gained nothing in this war save hundreds of graves, some of them very small, thousands of maimed people, much destruction and the besmirching of Israel’s image.

What seemed like a predestined loss to only a handful of people at the onset of the war will gradually emerge as such to many others, once the victorious trumpeting subsides.

The initial objective of the war was to put an end to the firing of Qassam rockets. This did not cease until the war’s last day. It was only achieved after a cease-fire had already been arranged. Defense officials estimate that Hamas still has 1,000 rockets.

The war’s second objective, the prevention of smuggling, was not met either. The head of the Shin Bet security service has estimated that smuggling will be renewed within two months.

Most of the smuggling that is going on is meant to provide food for a population under siege, and not to obtain weapons. But even if we accept the scare campaign concerning the smuggling with its exaggerations, this war has served to prove that only poor quality, rudimentary weapons passed through the smuggling tunnels connecting the Gaza Strip to Egypt.

Israel’s ability to achieve its third objective is also dubious. Deterrence, my foot. The deterrence we supposedly achieved in the Second Lebanon War has not had the slightest effect on Hamas, and the one supposedly achieved now isn’t working any better: The sporadic firing of rockets from the Gaza Strip has continued over the past few days.

The fourth objective, which remained undeclared, was not met either. The IDF has not restored its capability. It couldn’t have, not in a quasi-war against a miserable and poorly-equipped organization relying on makeshift weapons, whose combatants barely put up a fight.

The heroic descriptions and victory poems written abut the “military triumph” will not serve to change reality. The pilots were flying on training missions and the ground forces were engaged in exercises that involved joining up and firing weapons.

The describing of the operation as a “military achievement” by the various generals and analysts who offered their take on the operation is plain ridiculous.

We have not weakened Hamas. The vast majority of its combatants were not harmed and popular support for the organization has in fact increased. Their war has intensified the ethos of resistance and determined endurance. A country which has nursed an entire generation on the ethos of a few versus should know to appreciate that by now. There was no doubt as to who was David and who was Goliath in this war.

The population in Gaza, which has sustained such a severe blow, will not become more moderate now. On the contrary, the national sentiment will now turn more than before against the party which inflicted that blow – the State of Israel. Just as public opinion leans to the right in Israel after each attack against us, so it will in Gaza following the mega-attack that we carried out against them.

If anyone was weakened because of this war, it was Fatah, whose fleeing from Gaza and its abandonment have now been given special significance. The succession of failures in this war needs to include, of course, the failure of the siege policy. For a while, we have already come to realize that is ineffective. The world boycotted, Israel besieged and Hamas ruled (and is still ruling).

But this war’s balance, as far as Israel is concerned, does not end with the absence of any achievement. It has placed a heavy toll on us, which will continue to burden us for some time. When it comes to assessing Israel’s international situation, we must not allow ourselves to be fooled by the support parade by Europe’s leaders, who came in for a photo-op with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Israel’s actions have dealt a serious blow to public support for the state. While this does not always translate itself into an immediate diplomatic situation, the shockwaves will arrive one day. The whole world saw the images. They shocked every human being who saw them, even if they left most Israelis cold.

The conclusion is that Israel is a violent and dangerous country, devoid of all restraints and blatantly ignoring the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, while not giving a hoot about international law. The investigations are on their way.

Graver still is the damage this will visit upon our moral spine. It will come from difficult questions about what the IDF did in Gaza, which will occur despite the blurring effect of recruited media.

So what was achieved, after all? As a war waged to satisfy considerations of internal politics, the operation has succeeded beyond all expectations. Likud Chair Benjamin Netanyahu is getting stronger in the polls. And why? Because we could not get enough of the war.