Monday, June 30, 2008

The whitewashed terrorist Mandela

Mandela - The Legend and the Legacy

It is often said that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter, however, this usually means that the other man has been less than fastidious in his choice of hero, or that the “freedom fighter” in question was on the crowd pleasing side.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Germany aids and abets Ethiopia

Human Rights in Africa (I)
(Own report) - The German government is increasing its financial support for Ethiopia by 40 Percent despite strong accusations raised against that country by human rights organizations. This was announced by the foreign ministry in Addis Ababa following last week's negotiations between the governments of Germany and Ethiopia. The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development will allocate 96 million Euros over the next three years - one of the ministry's largest development budget subventions. For years the Ethiopian government has been heavily criticized for committing crimes against humanity. After coming to power in 2005 through electoral fraud, the government ordered the shooting of hundreds of demonstrators. It is still being accused of torture and summary executions. Numerous opponents and independent journalists were forced to flee the country. Recent reports have accused the Ethiopian army of kidnappings and the murder of civilians in the East of the country. The development budget increase corresponds to Ethiopia's geo-strategic significance, which the German ambassador to Addis Ababa particularly stressed in a strategy paper. As a western ally, the Ethiopian army is also involved in the war in Somalia. Ethiopian soldiers are being trained in Germany.
40 Percent Increase
As the foreign ministry in Addis Ababa announced, the German-Ethiopian government negotiations ended last week with a new agreement on German development subventions. The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) pledges 96 million Euros covering the next three years - one of the largest subventions granted by the ministry. Ethiopia is one of BMZ's "Priority Partner Countries". In government negotiations in March 2005, Ethiopia opened its doors to hundreds of German specialists, who have been working since, under the guidance of the BMZ and its front organizations, in key positions in the Ethiopian economy and administration, assuring Berlin substantial influence.[1] Already in 2005, Berlin pledged 80 million Euros for the following 3 year period. Only 69 million were actually paid because the European Union had imposed financial limitations because of Ethiopia being accused of crimes against humanity.[2] The subventions pledged last week amount to an increase of 40 Percent.[3]
Human rights organizations' strong accusations have overshadowed the intensification of German-Ethiopian cooperation since it began in 2005. The accusations commenced already two months after the government negotiations were ended in May 2005, when the government was only able to survive parliamentary elections by committing massive electoral fraud. The ensuing protests were suppressed with brutal force. By the end of that year, the number of demonstrators killed by Ethiopian repressive forces had been estimated at around 100 - obviously an error. An Ethiopian parliamentarian committee of inquiry discovered that 193 people were killed and 765 wounded. But in the final report, submitted in November 2006, the committee claimed it could not find evidence of the use of excessive force by the repressive authorities. This is not surprising. After having refused to sign this report in the presence of Ethiopian President Meles Zenawi, both chairmen of the committee, fearing for their lives, fled the country.[4]
Departures and Arrivals
Whereas a growing number of opponents and independent journalists are fleeing the country,[5] more and more German specialists are arriving in Addis Ababa on behalf of German development organizations. Since 2005, Ethiopia is given - by far - the highest priority job offers on the list of the Association for Technical Cooperation ("Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit," GTZ) and of the Center for International Migration and Development ("Centrum für Internationale Migration und Entwicklung", CIM). Both organizations are implementing the government accords of 2005 and are holding several hundred key positions in this East African country's economy and administration. Berlin is ignoring the human rights organizations' protests against politically motivated arrests, torture, maltreatment and summary executions at the hands of Ethiopian repressive forces. In the fall of 2005 the state financed Institute of African Affairs (IAA) in Hamburg renounced its report critical of Addis Ababa.[6] The German government is granting nearly uncontested support to the Ethiopian regime.
Cannot Be Negotiated
A complaint of the CDU/CSU caucus of the German Bundestag in March 2008 has been until now somewhat of an exception. But the complaint is not of torture, previously alleged by Amnesty International, but of the jamming of state financed Deutsche Welle and Voice of America radio stations. "The right to free speech and information is a non-negotiable fundamental right," affirmed the speaker for cultural and media policy of the CDU/CSU caucus in the German Bundestag regarding the intolerable jamming of radio programs in the service of western foreign policy.[7]
Mutual Alliance
While ignoring the issue of human rights, the German Ethiopia policy is carefully safeguarding its foreign policy interests based upon Ethiopia's strategic importance, which has been documented in detail in an October 2006 report by Claus Dieter Knoop, the German Ambassador in Addis Ababa ( reported [8]). According to the report, this East African nation is playing a "strategic role" for the precarious water supply in North East Africa: Four-fifths of the Nile's water originates from sources in Ethiopian. Given the fact that Ethiopia has a substantial number of Christians, it is also placed in the role of a front line state vis-à-vis the Arab peninsula. But it is the protection of the maritime commercial routes off the East-African coast that is of "special German interest", according to Knoop. This immense importance is underlined by the deployment of the German navy off the Horn of Africa.[9] For a year and a half, Ethiopian troops have been trying to help a pro-western "government" in Mogadishu to take control over the coastal nation of Somalia, showing that Addis Ababa seeks not only regional hegemony for itself but is also willing to serve western interests. The alliance between Ethiopia and the West - including the USA - is a sustainable mutual alliance.
Conspiracy of Silence
The fact that human rights organizations have been strongly criticizing the Ethiopian army's warfare for months seems to be of little importance. Already last fall, Human Rights Watch declared that "by widely and indiscriminately bombarding highly populated areas of Mogadishu with rockets, mortars and artillery" Ethiopian troops were violating international law and have been "deliberately shooting and summarily executing civilians."[10] Human Rights Watch recently published a new report that is strongly criticizing the Ethiopian army's activities in the eastern part of the country. In its battle against rebels in that region, Ethiopian troops have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity, subjected civilians to torture and executed at least 150 of them, the organization writes. The West is guilty of a "conspiracy of silence around these crimes."[11]
Threatening to Ban
It is not yet clear how long human rights organizations can continue their research in Ethiopia therefore breaking this silence. President Meles is preparing a law aimed at heavily restricting NGO activities with a threat of being banned. If the law is passed after the parliamentary summer recess, "the activities of aid organizations would be restricted if not made impossible," a speaker of Caritas International said in a discussion with This would also apply to human rights organizations. In the course of the recently concluded negotiations, the German government objected to this projected law but still pledged new subventions - a clear sign to Meles that Berlin will not seriously resist.
Arms Exports
Despite Ethiopian war crimes, Germany will not only continue furnishing financial development subventions, but also maintain the training program for the Ethiopian military, which began in 2002. The most recent example is the participation of an Ethiopian staff officer in the current "Training course for general/admiral grade staff with international participation" (LGAI) at the Bundeswehr's Leadership Academy in Hamburg. According to the most recent arms export report, not only small arms but even, for the first time, communication equipment is being exported - with official approval - to Ethiopia, despite the war the Ethiopian army is waging not only in Somalia but against rebels at home. It is not yet known whether there is direct contact between the Ethiopian invading army in Somalia and the German war ships cruising off the Somali coast. In any case, both serve the Western maritime hegemony off the East African coast.
[1] see also Key positions and Berater
[2] Vorrang für Menschenrecht und Meinungsfreiheit in Äthiopien; Pressemitteilung der CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion 17.03.2008
[3] Germany pledges 96 million euro to Ethiopia; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia 18.06.2008
[4] amnesty international Deutschland: Jahresbericht 2007. Äthiopien. amnesty schreibt über die Proteste: "Die meisten Opfer waren von Kugeln der Armee oder der Polizei getroffen worden. In einigen Fällen hatte man ihnen in den Rücken geschossen, als sie zu fliehen versuchten, andere waren offenbar von Heckenschützen ins Visier genommen worden. Mindestens 17 Insassen des Kaliti-Gefängnisses, überwiegend wegen gewöhnlicher Straftaten einsitzende Untersuchungshäftlinge, aber auch einige politische Gefangene, waren im Zuge der Ereignisse wegen mutmaßlicher Unterstützung der Demonstranten oder wegen Fluchtversuchs in ihren Zellen erschossen worden."
[5] Dies dokumentieren ausführlich die Jahresberichte von Amnesty International und Human Rights Watch sowie viele Berichte weiterer Menschenrechtsorganisationen.
[6] see also Indispensable Rights
[7] Vorrang für Menschenrecht und Meinungsfreiheit in Äthiopien; Pressemitteilung der CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion 17.03.2008
[8] see also Sonderbericht
[9] see also Deutsche Marine steht vor Kommando im Indischen Ozean, Ölversorgung, Sonderbericht and Seemacht (I)
[10] Somalia: Kriegsverbrechen in Mogadischu; Human Rights Watch 13.08.2007. See also Stabilizing Factor
[11] Ethiopia: Army Commits Executions, Torture, and Rape in Ogaden; Pressemitteilung von Human Rights Watch 12.06.2008

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Open Europe press summary, 27 June 2008


Austrian Chancellor calls for referendum if Lisbon Treaty is changed

EUobserver reports that Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer has said that if any changes are made to the Lisbon Treaty then it should be put to a referendum in his country. In a letter to daily Kronen Zeitung he said: "We think any future changes to the treaty that affect Austrian interests must be decided in Austria by a referendum. A lot of people are under the impression that the EU is not concerned with their real problems but that it is interested above all in looking after itself... There is also in Austria widespread scepticism about the EU at the moment. After the vast majority of Austrians voted in favour of EU membership in 1994, today we see a mood of uncertainty and sometimes also rejection."

The letter was also signed by the President of the Social Democrats, Werner Faymann. The Social Democrats are part of the ruling coalition, along with the centre-right Austrian People's Party. The letter says that if a new-look Treaty has to be ratified again in Austria, then the social democrats "want to convince" their coalition partner to take the referendum route. Austria's parliament has already ratified the Treaty. Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik reacted saying the call for a referendum was a "big mistake".

According to Hannes Swoboda, Vice-President of the Socialists in the EU Parliament, similar discussions are being had in Greece and the Netherlands and the Social Democrats' move would put other member states under pressure to make such a promise. Until now, among Austria's political parties, only the far-right FPOe and BZOe had called for a referendum.

Comment: In one sense this is irrelevant, as the plan is to have a second referendum on the same Treaty, with an Agreement for Ireland which does not affect the Treaty for other member states. Even the plan to go back to one Commissioner per country can be made compatible with the Lisbon Treaty, which provides for the European Council to unanimously decide to alter the number of Commissioners (and such a decision could be taken before its entry into force). The Austrian move seems mainly to be to do with domestic politics, and perhaps a desire to stop the Irish from asking for any further changes to the Treaty ahead of the second referendum.


The German TV channel RTL features a report on corruption in the European Parliament.

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Giscard d'Estaing: referendums will be ignored; the EU will elect its President

The Telegraph reports that former French President and chief architect of the EU Constitution Valery Giscard d'Estaing has said that referendums will be ignored whether they are held in Ireland or elsewhere. Giscard d'Estaing told the Irish Times that Ireland's referendum rejection would not kill the Treaty, despite a legal requirement of unanimity from all the EU's 27 member states. He said, "We are evolving towards majority voting because if we stay with unanimity, we will do nothing. It is impossible to function by unanimity with 27 members. This time it's Ireland; the next time it will be somebody else."

He also admitted that the Lisbon EU Treaty had been carefully crafted to confuse the public: "What was done in the [Lisbon] Treaty, and deliberately, was to mix everything up. If you look for the passages on institutions, they're in different places, on different pages. Someone who wanted to understand how the thing worked could with the Constitutional Treaty, but not with this one." He also said "there is no alternative" to a second Irish vote, saying, "Everyone agrees it has to be sorted out by the time of European elections."

According to the Irish Times Giscard d'Estaing also ruled out the possibility of Ireland keeping its Commissioner. He said, "Everyone decided that there would no longer be permanent commissioners. It's not negotiable, for anyone... Ireland is 1 per cent of the EU. You're not going to have your own commissioner. It isn't reasonable. There will be Irish commissioners, but by rotation." Meanwhile in an interview with L'Express, Giscard d'Estaing laments the fact that majority voting is not already the rule in Europe, meaning that Lisbon "would already be adopted". He also says that "in one or two generations" time Europe will be ready to elect its President by direct universal suffrage.

Telegraph Irish Times L'Express

Lisbon Treaty: Comment round-up

An article in the Economist looks at how, despite claims from EU leaders ever since the Irish no vote that 19 of the 27 EU members have ratified the Treaty, "The truth is fiddlier: strictly, the correct number is only ten." Another piece looks at "Sarkozy's determination to press ahead with his pet projects" during the French EU Presidency.

The Charlemagne column looks at the fallout in Brussels following the Irish no vote, noting that Sarkozy's statement that further EU enlargement is impossible without the Lisbon Treaty is "legally untrue... But it is an effective political threat, even so." Looking at the various reactions to the no vote, it notes, "EU politicians understand perfectly well that the Irish have said no. The real question for them is whether the machinery of Europe can cope if a no vote is allowed to stand. Devout federalists have their answer: unanimity is the enemy of progress in an EU of 27 countries... Many politicians and commentators, notably in Germany, have demanded that a second Irish referendum on Lisbon must ask voters a tough question, namely: do you want Lisbon, or do you want to leave the EU? But as any Mafia foot soldier would know, this is not a question at all: it is a demand with menaces. Is that the kind of union European leaders want? It seems a high price to pay for Lisbon."

The Economist's Certain Ideas of Europe refutes French Europe Minister Jean-Pierre Jouyet's recent claim that "American neo-cons" were behind the Irish no vote, saying, "Mr Jouyet's outburst is frankly embarrassing, and only makes sense if you live in a world of Lilliputian Euro-narcissism, imagining that each raincloud that opens over Brussels was sent by dark forces from far away, intent on stopping the EU from becoming a mighty superpower."

On his blog on the Telegraph site, Dan Hannan looks at the possibility of a second Irish referendum, noting that, "The risks and gains to Brian Cowen are asymmetrical. If he were to win, he'd be slightly better off than he is now. But if he were to lose again, he might well have to resign, and the European cause would be irreparably damaged... In any case, why risk a referendum when Brussels can get what it wants through executive fiat and judicial activism? Euro-integrationists are very good at occupying terrain stealthily, house by house, field by field. But when they draw up the phalanxes and offer pitched battle, they almost invariably lose. They won't be in a hurry to repeat that mistake."

On his blog, BBC Europe Editor Mark Mardell looks at David Cameron's Europe policy, and notes that "he could also be heading for a first-term referendum on Britain's relationship with the EU." He quotes William Hague saying, "If this treaty is ratified in this country without a referendum, and if it is ratified in all other countries and comes into force before a general election, in our view not only would political integration have gone too far but the treaty would lack democratic legitimacy in Britain. So as we have already made clear, that situation would not be acceptable to an incoming Conservative government and we would not let matters rest there".

In an article in the Guardian former Labour MP David Marquand argues that "In voting against the treaty, the Irish were voting for Europe to remain a fat, rich political pygmy, in a world dominated by potentially predatory giants."

In a piece in the IHT, Robert Kagan argues that the failure of the Lisbon Treaty "is bad news for the United States. In a world of rising great powers, of which two happen to be autocracies, the United States needs its fellow democracies to be as strong as possible... The danger of this latest blow to European confidence is that America's allies, including Britain, could gradually sink into global irrelevance."

Economist Economist 2 Economist 3 Guardian IHT Economist blog BBC-Mardell Telegraph-Hannan

EU energy target could cost every family £260 a year

The Mail, Express and Telegraph report that the Government's wind farm plan will cost every family £260 a year, according to the Government, who said the sacrifice is needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet EU targets for green energy. The Independent reports that over the next 12 years, 7,000 win turbines will spring up around Britain to help meet the target.

Mail Independent Express FT

It is widely reported that a market trader has been banned from selling a batch of 5,000 kiwi fruits because they are 1mm smaller than EU rules allow.

Mail Express Telegraph

EU includes airlines in emissions trading system

EU ministers yesterday agreed to include airlines in the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme. Beginning in 2012, all airlines using airports in Europe would be obliged to buy some pollution credits. The International Air Transport Association, the airline industry's biggest lobbying group, said that consumers would have to pay the price in higher airfares and warned that the cost for the industry of buying permits to comply with European emissions regulations would be more than $4 billion. US officials said that including non-European airlines in the system probably would be illegal under the convention governing international civil aviation.

IHT EUobserver

EU-Russia talks could drag on for years

Several papers report on today's EU-Russia summit in the Siberian oil town of Khanty-Mansiisk. The summit marks the opening of negotiations of a new EU-Russia Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, primarily focused on trade. Analysts say negotiations could drag on for years. It is noted that energy will be at the top of the agenda, with the EU hoping to open up Russia's oil and gas reserves for European investment, while Moscow demands better access to European energy markets. According to the Commission, the summit talks will also cover financial market stability, the rise of sovereign wealth funds, climate change and the current food crisis. A point of contention is Russia's relations with Georgia.

In the Times, Bronwen Maddox looks at tension within the EU over Russia, noting that this shows "how the row over the Lisbon treaty has been a preoccupation with form at the expense of content. It is a distraction to mourn the lack of a common foreign minister for the 27 countries (one of the creations of the treaty) while there is so little agreement on what that policy should be towards Russia, the single most important question facing the EU."

Guardian AFP BBC IHT FT Times

The Telegraph reports that David Cameron has been hailed as a "brilliant friend" of France by the head of Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party, Jean-François Copé, despite their differences over the EU.

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Spanish MPs have ratified the Lisbon Treaty.

Coulisses de Bruxelles

New figures have shown that the tax burden in Europe is nearly 40% of total GDP.

European Voice

Tony Blair has an article in the IHT, advocating a set of international and national measures to deliver low-carbon economies.



Conservative candidate John Howell has won the Henley by-election, with Labour's Richard McKenzie coming in fifth place, behind the Lib Dems, Greens and the BNP, losing his deposit.


Two thirds think Brown a liability for Labour

A YouGov poll for the Telegraph puts the Conservatives on 46%, Labour on 28% and the Lib Dems on 15%. It shows that when voters were asked who they think will win the next election, 67% said the Conservatives and only 16% said Labour. Almost two thirds think Brown is a liability to Labour.


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sderot Media Center (Weekly update)

The first attacks in the ceasefire

The Sderot Media Center, a project of The Sderot Information Center for the Western Negev Ltd, was pioneered to provide the people of Sderot and the Western Negev with an agency that would facilitate their human side of the more

Israel Tests Border Crossings

Following four days of quiet after Israel and Hamas struck a ceasefire, last Sunday, Israel increased allowed for increased activity at several Gaza border-crossings.
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Palestiaian Rocket Fire Breaks Fragile GAZA Truce

New York - Two people in Sderot were wounded this Tuesday today after Islamic Jihad fired three rockets toward the Western Negev, shattering any hopes for an effective truce between Israel and terrorists in the Gaza Strip. read more

Peace Now: Arabs and Jews Must Go Their Separate Ways

Don't Expel Jews From Gaza!


Israel's Betrayal of the Jews

Shimon Peres Has No Clothes: Where's the Peace?

Ariel Sharon: From Zionist to Traitor

Zimbabwe Ruins Proves Ian Smith Right

On Nov. 11, 1965, Mr. Smith announced in emotionless tones that Rhodesia had declared independence from Britain rather than bow to pressure from London for concessions toward the black majority.

"We have struck a blow for the preservation of justice, civilization and Christianity, and in this belief we have this day assumed our sovereign independence. God bless you all." -

Condemnation of the rebellion heaped up. The United Nations applied international sanctions intended to cut off Rhodesia from the rest of the world in 1966.

Mr. Smith would not bend. "No African rule in my lifetime," he said. "The white man is master of Rhodesia. He has built it, and he intends to keep it."

As he aged, he remained bitter that, in his view, successive outside powers including the United States, South Africa and most of all Britain had broken promises, betraying Rhodesia’s white minority and its leaders in the name of political expediency.

"And in all honesty, what had Rhodesia done to deserve all of this treachery?" he wrote in his 1996 memoir, "Bitter Harvest: The Great Betrayal." Returning to his prophecies of economic decline under black majority rule, he added in a 1998 postscript to the book: "I think I can correctly comment: I told you so. History records that my predictions have materialized."

Ian Smith

Will Apathy Be The Death Of Us All?

"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." It appears the apathy of too many Americans will be the death of us all!

The terrorist Nelson Mandela spoke of a "New South Africa" and it sounded good but it has proven to be a BIG LIE. Just like Barack Hussein Obama promises "change" and folks - ignorant of history and black liberation theology - think it sounds good. God save US from going the way of ruined South Africa and destroyed Rhodesia (Zimbabwe ruins)!

Call the U.S. Congress to warn them not to pass this treacherous legislation to take the terrorist Nelson Mandela and the terrorist African National Congress off the U.S. Terrorist List where they belong. Former failed presidential candidate John Kerry (D-Mass) is shamefully sponsoring a companion bill for the Senate. Call Kerry's office and give him a piece of your patriotic mind at 202-224-2742 and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) office 202-224-3542.

Open Europe press summary, 26 June 2008


26 June: Joschka Fischer: Rejection of Lisbon Treaty means member states have control over foreign policy again

French plans to give EU "real military credibility" - European helicopter fleet gets go-ahead

In an op-ed in Dagens Nyheter, former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer condemns the Irish no vote. He argues, "First, a strong European foreign policy, badly needed given the current state of the world, was buried on June 12, for the time being. The nation states will have control over foreign policy once again."

Meanwhile, an article in Le Figaro looks at Nicolas Sarkozy's ambitions "to give Europe real military credibility." It notes that the Head of the European Defence Agency Alexander Weis is counting on Sarkozy to be able to convince the British that the agency's 20 million euro operating budget must be increased. It notes that the ideas for a 'military Erasmus' and European defence college, "designed to encourage the emergence of a common culture," will require unanimity. France also intends to develop the idea of being able to deploy 60,000 troops within a year outside the EU's borders.

The paper notes that the Franco-British plan to create a fleet of European helicopters is in principle agreed, and that the negotiations are ongoing for an aeronaval group allowing a British or French aircraft carrier to be permanently at sea. Paris is also proposing the creation of a tactical European transport fleet with the future Airbus A-400M as well as a satellite observation system, which has also been agreed. The article notes that Britain is still wary about the French plan to create an independent military planning headquarters in Brussels, with around 50 officers.

The FT reports that France yesterday announced that they will make environment and a common energy policy the top priorities of the their presidency, amid concerns that the presidency will be overshadowed by the Irish no vote.

FT Dagens Nyheter

French PM: Third no vote to Constitution shows people need to be won back

AFP reports that French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has said that "The most important thing now is that Europe takes decisions, and, if possible, decisions on the issues which interest European citizens. To be concrete, and in action, is a necessity if we want to win back the confidence of the European people." He said, "After this third no vote from the people... it is urgent that we act in the areas which concern them, these areas where everyone knows that there can only be a collective response."

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Meanwhile, in an interview with Le Nouvel Observateur, former French Prime Minister Alain Juppé (UMP) has said that after the Irish no vote "it is unacceptable" to continue "as though nothing has happened."

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The EU Commission's office in Dublin is under investigation over allegations of intimidation.

European Voice

McCreevy admits he has no intention of ever reading the Lisbon Treaty

On his blog, Libération journalist Jean Quatremer calls for Irish EU Commissioner Charlie McCreevy to resign. Having admitted during the Irish referendum campaign that he had not read the Lisbon Treaty and that somebody would have to be mad to do so, McCreevy has replied to a question about whether he will read it if another referendum is held by saying, "I intend to read a lot during the summer, things like John Grisham novels or maybe a bit of Joyce's Ulysses". As Quatremer notes, "In other words, he has no intention of reading this text. One might wonder if he actually voted no..."

Coulisses de Bruxelles

French attitudes on EU policy and Irish no vote

A new poll by Vivavoice for Libération has shown that 44% of French people want Ireland to vote again, 26% want the ratification process to continue without Ireland, and 24% want to give up on the Treaty altogether. 52% think the no vote is going to complicate Sarkozy's job during the French EU Presidency; 42% think it won't. According to the newspaper 93% of people are in favour of a more integrated environmental policy, 78% are in favour of a European defence policy, 72% want a European social and fiscal policy, 62% want a more integrated immigration policy, and only 30% are in favour of Turkey's membership of the EU.


EU energy target could lead to five years of rising energy bills

The Times and the Mail both report on the effect on prices of the EU's target of generating 15 per cent of its energy from renewables by 2020, noting that consumers could face five years of higher gas and electricity bills from about 2015 as a consequence of the target. European Voice notes that energy bills could triple.

Times European Voice

Vaclav Klaus: EU cannot ignore its own rules - Lisbon will not be ratified

EUobserver reports that Czech President Vaclav Klaus has said that the Lisbon Treaty "cannot come into force". In an interview with El Pais, Klaus said: "The EU cannot ignore its own rules. The Lisbon Treaty has been roundly and democratically rejected by Ireland, and it therefore cannot come into force. Any attempt to ignore this fact and make recourse to pressure and political manipulation to move the treaty forward would have disastrous consequences for Europe".

"Since the treaty must unanimously be ratified of all the member states of the EU and one of them has already rejected it, the final result of the ratification will be the same. With or without the Czech vote, the Treaty of Lisbon will not be ratified". However, separately Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek said he was "optimistic" over the prospect of a Czech ratification of the Treaty, which is now pending a ruling in the country's Constitutional Court.


France scales down plans for common immigration policy

European Voice reports that France has scaled down its plans for a common EU immigration policy, dropping the notion of a centralised processing of asylum requests, toning down language on 'regularisation' of illegal immigrants' status, and abandoning the idea for 'integration contracts.'

European Voice

Miliband wants more EU social and environmental policies

In an interview in the Independent, David Miliband calls for the EU to adopt more social and environmental policies. The paper has an article on the Irish government's inquiry into the reasons for the no vote. Richard Corbett MEP also has a letter in the Independent calling on EU leaders to press ahead with the rejected Lisbon Treaty.

Miliband Ireland searches for answers

Ben Brogan's blog looks at the Government's attempts to deliver the Instrument of Ratification of the Lisbon Treaty to Rome.

Brogan blog

Cameron and Europe

In the Spectator, Fraser Nelson looks at David Cameron's possible first term of Government. He notes, "Eurosceptics argue that if Mr Cameron is to govern freely, he must engage with the European question. Yet I am told the Implementation Unit is working to discourage any such confrontation. 'The ex-civil servants are already saying, 'You can take on the EU, but realise it will dominate your first year,"' complains one party aide.'"


The Commission yesterday proposed its Small Business Act, including giving small and mid-sized businesses a new EU legal status to avoid following different legal systems.


Kaletsky: Irish No vote will change the history of Europe

In the Times, Kaletsky argues that the "Irish 'no' will permanently change the history of Europe." He argues that the no vote "will deprive the EU's continuing political development of all democratic legitimacy." He goes on to argue that if the Conservatives win the next general election, "there will no longer be any chance of isolating Ireland in a 26 to one minority. With a Conservative government in Britain a prospect by the spring of 2010, Euro-federalist efforts to isolate or threaten Ireland, would inevitably be opposed by Britain."



Foreign Policy magazine reports that International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei has said that Iran is between six months and a year away from a nuclear bomb.

Foreign Policy


Under new rules UK MPs are going to have their expenses independently audited.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Beyond Babylon

Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall

Mr. Ben-Ariel clearly has a God-given love for the Jews and the nation of Israel. His Israeli lawyer has stated that David's "future is linked with that of the Jews," and Gershon Salomon, chairman of the Temple Mount Faithful says, "God has some special task" for him. His sacred bond with the land and people of Israel has been strengthened over the years by his service as a volunteer on eight kibbutzim (collective farms) throughout the Holy Land, including during Operation Desert Storm. As a firm believer in the Israelite roots and responsibilities of the Anglo-Saxons and Northwestern European peoples, David works towards the ultimate reconciliation and restoration of Joseph with Judah. As a student of biblical prophecy, he is alarmed about Germany and the Vatican's increasing control of the European continent, remodeling it after the Holy Roman Empire. As the outspoken author of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall, he is determined to do all he can to help wake up the world to the clear and present danger Germany poses to world peace, with a special emphasis on the Middle East.

Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Nazi-Muslims in Berlin

Palestinian State-Builders Gather in Berlin
Jerusalem (
– International donors gathered in Berlin on Tuesday to secure tens of millions of dollars for the Palestinians to build new, improved police and judiciary systems. and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security,” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told the conference on Tuesday.

Palestinian state-builders in Berlin? How appropriate since any accursed state of Palestine amounts to a declaration of war against the Jewish Homeland of Israel. The Nazi-Muslim connection has been well documented. The blood money raised for Palestine would be better spent relocating the Arabs who presently occupy parts of the Promised Land of Israel to their many Arab countries of origin.

Peace Now: Arabs and Jews Must Go Their Separate Ways


Christians Reject "Palestine" for the Promised Land of Israel

Christian Zionists, Jews, and Israel

Traces of the Trade

Self-indulgent Traces of the Trade

What an orgy of shame! I endured Traces of the Trade (PBS or is it PCS?) and discovered nothing new in it except for perhaps the disgusting depths that self-hating, bleeding heart white liberals, will descend to and self-righteously insist on dragging everybody else along with them.

What a twisted trip for white masochists, groveling before blacks who questioned and mocked them, who refused to shake their hand and who said they felt angry. White people ought to be angry at blacks always playing the victim and never taking responsibility for themselves - whether in the US or Africa.

Reparations are not the solution, especially if we subtract what blacks have cost America. Why should those who were never slave owners pay those who were never slaves? REPATRIATION is the solution. And looking at African blacks versus American blacks, some could conclude that for many the sacrifice of slavery is the best thing that ever happened. You certainly don't see blacks clamoring to return to Africa with any sense of proper pride, even though many claim to be "Afro-centric." Yet they'll stay and complain and try to shake down guilty whites instead of recognizing or admitting the common sense of Abraham Lincoln that still rings true today: the solution is racial separation.

"I will say, then, that I AM NOT NOR HAVE EVER BEEN in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the black and white races---that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with White people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the White and black races which will ever FORBID the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together, there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the White race."
- Abraham Lincoln

Diversity Demands: Segregate Now!

Black to Africa: Facing the Crisis in Black America

Chocolate Continent Awaits the Great Black Return!

You've Been Warned: Don't Vote For Obama!

Deuteronomy 17
15 shall surely set a king over you whom the LORD your God chooses; one from among your brethren [your own kind] you shall set as king over you; you may not set a foreigner [Gentile] over you, who is not your brother.

Hosea 8:4
They set up kings, but not by Me; They made princes, but I did not acknowledge them...

The Curse of Jeremiah Wrights

President Barack Obama sound good to you?

Children Are Their Oppressors

There Goes The Nation

Why Rhodesia is in Ruins

A Warning for America from South Africa

Monday, June 23, 2008

We're not all equal

Racism is not the unpardonable sin!

I'm a native born American, a Christian Zionist, an Israelite and Jew (from the tribes of Joseph and Judah respectively), and a White supremacist. How could White Israelites be otherwise?

Years of observation and study have taught me to be an honest racist, a realist, without apology. Racism is not the unpardonable sin that politically correct fascists would mislead folks to believe. Dishonest racists would have us deny our God-given differences and foolishly pretend we're all equal when everything proves we're not equal except in our potential to be born again into the Kingdom of God-Beings, and even then salvation is offered first to the Jews (Israelites) and then to the Greeks (Gentiles).

"I will say, then, that I AM NOT NOR HAVE EVER BEEN in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the black and white races---that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with White people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the White and black races which will ever FORBID the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together, there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the White race."
- Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Was A White Supremacist

Will the US follow SA & Rhodesia to ruin?

There Goes The Nation

I have seen slaves riding on horses and princes walking like slaves on the land.
--Ecclesiastes 10:7

By Carl Brown

The day of reckoning has come for America. Not because we haven't given enough "goodies" to the lowest of the gentiles (non-Israelites) among us. You'd think that'd make them at least a LITTLE grateful, but it hasn't. They have become even more arrogant and hateful towards their benefactors (white Anglo-Americans).

No, there is a day of reckoning, not because of our RACISM!, but because of what we've done to our fellow Israelitish nations. We have DESTROYED South Africa and Rhodesia and pressured them to abandon their Israelite nation and turn it over to the most primitive of people. Now the whites FLEE for their lives from those nations and under primitive African "democracy" those nations are no longer the productive nations of Africa.

Now, because of our sins against our brothers, it looks like AMERICA will WILLINGLY turn over its own Israelite rule and place an America-hating Marxist GENTILE in its top leadership position. THIS is in clear violation of GOD'S LAW that a GENTILE must never rule over an Israelite nation (but when should our concepts of "FAIRNESS" take a backseat to GOD'S Law?)

Using Rhodesia and South Africa as our example, we can clearly see what's about to unfold in America's future. The Gentile Obama has already shown us his circle of friends. Therefore we know the types of individuals he will appoint to his administration. Look for Rev/Doc/Mr/Lord Wright to find a place in his administration. William Ayres for Sec of State?

Expect a goon squad that'll turn a blind eye when young angry AFRICANS (their true "colors" will come out under an Obama administration) vent their unjustified RAGE against innocent whites.

Expect the Obama administration to follow in the footsteps of the other African Marxist (Mugabe) and CONFISCATE the wealth of the rich (that'd be WHITES) and turn it over to the lowest and most useless among us.

PRODUCTIVITY will come to a halt in America because the PRODUCTIVE will find it unproductive to produce and the lowest among us will become even more angry and take out their rage even more against the white man. The short-sighted will spew "payback's a b-i-t-c-h", not seeing their own racial hatred (and not really caring). America will DIE a slow painful death, but at least they'll have "one of their own" in power.

"There goes the nation"...

The Curse of Jeremiah Wrights

Children Are Their Oppressors

Diversity Demands: Segregate Now!

Martin Luther King Day?

President Barack Obama sound good to you?

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Germany instigates chaos in Kosovo

Newsletter 2008/06/19 - Pure Chaos
PRISTINA/BELGRADE/BERLIN (Own report) - After massive pressure from Berlin the UN Security Council will discuss the reconstruction of the UN administration in Kosovo on Friday 20 June. Some days ago the UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon gave way to Western pressure and agreed to the illegal step of the deployment of EULEX, the EU "Police and Justice Mission in Kosovo". EULEX will enable the secessionist regime in Pristina to build up the authorities of an independent state on Serbian territory. With its decision in favour of EULEX the United Nations leadership has adopted further Western positions which are contrary to international law. Leading UN officials hope to avoid their total marginalization by ever-new compromises. In spite of the UN's increasing subjection, Berlin and Washington continue to discuss concepts which, if realized, will reduce the UN to a fate similar to that of the League of Nations in the Nineteen Thirties - total loss of significance. The results of the controversy will bear hardest on the population of southern Serbia. Commentators describe the confusion over the remaining competences of lawful authorities in the face of illegally installed institutions, enforced by the occupiers, as chaos itself.

The Assyrian Exile: Israel's Legacy in Captivity

The Assyrian Exile: Israel's Legacy in Captivity

Author: Cam Rea
Published: 6/19/2008 9:20:11 PM
Pages: 212
Keywords: Ancient Near East,Assyria,Babylonians,Christianity,Cimmerians,History,Israel,Judaism,Lost Ten Tribes,Politics,Religion,Saka,Scythians
Audience Level: Everyone
Genres: History / Military / GeneralReligion / SpiritualityPolitical Science / General

Cam Rea describes the Assyrian Conquest of the northern Israelite Tribes and their subsequent history alongside that of Assyria itself. The account is historically accurate as well as exciting. Cam Rea has the ability to bring the past to life. This work encompasses original research work and pertinent insights. Anyone who wishes to know what happened to the Ten Tribes of Northern Israel after their exile should read this work. The reader will both benefit and enjoy doing so.

Yair Davidiy, Director of Brit-Am, Jerusalem, Israel”.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Children Are Their Oppressors

Children Are Their Oppressors

Isaiah 3

12 As for My people, children are their oppressors,
And women rule over them.
O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err,
And destroy the way of your paths.

The following, slightly edited, information comes from inside South Africa by an apolitical Sabbath-keeping Church of God member.

Shamefully, we rarely hear such an honest appraisal of South Africa's deteriorating situation in the United States. If we did, perhaps the stark reality check of the much vaunted "New South Africa" would dim the luster of Obama's lies about "change" (as if his Black Liberation Theology would bring about a change for the better when logic and history testify otherwise):

I am back from ....[his place of work], but there was a possibility that I might have been stuck there for the week-end, as [his car] had some problems - the alternator gave problems and had to be fixed - lucky for me the car has never broken down on the open road. I was very worried there would not be any parts ... [available], and that I would be stuck there for the week-end or longer. BUT everything worked out.

[There is] loud horrible music down there at the [nearby] petrol station this time of the morning, which has woken me and I am finding it impossible to sleep as a result - I HATE that type of [black African] music. I feel so helpless nowadays in this country - everything is out of control.

Have reached the conclusion that the Peoples of Africa are the Children of the World, and without the rest of the world to "parent" them, they would all starve to death.

(Please note that I am referring to the masses - obviously there are some (few) exceptions, but they are too few to make a difference amongst the masses, as is evident by the abysmal state Africa is in). I am not referring to North Africa bordering the Mediterranean Sea.

The Peoples of Africa as Children are:

- unruly;
- undisciplined;
- need constant supervision;
- moody and follow their instincts;
- can't play nicely without fighting;
- break their toys;
- everything is a game; (or should I say "soccer, soccer, soccer")
- can't plan ahead - live in "the now";
- given to whining and complaining;
- are "give me - give me" oriented;
- don't accept responsibility for anything;
- are like teenagers; (if you dare to reprimand them for acting like children,they jump into "adult mode" and demand to be treated as adults, and "guilt-trip" the "Parents", who fall for this time and time again) (then again, God says Ephraim will be "like a silly dove")
- are beggars and want handouts from grown-ups, because like children they expect their parents to pay for everything, because parents "owe them";
- they have no pride in a job well done;
- have no concept of cause and effect; (Westerners think SA Black Africans would understand if they carry on killing the white farmers, when sooner or later they will run out of food - but as children they are incapable of putting this cause and effect together, like is happening in the Mugabeland of Zimbabwe)
- etc,etc,etc

Do you know that there is not one factory in Africa that was designed and built exclusively by blacks - they simply cannot do it without "outside Africa" (Parents) assistance.

The Black South-Africans have inherited from the Whites an incredible 1st world infrastructure, but in 14 years they have not maintained it, so that now everything is starting to fall apart. They have ruined:

- the health system,
- the road system;
- the railway system;
- the education system;
- the policing system;
- the army (place with the most deaths from Aids);
- the electricity system;
- the judicial system;
- the prison system;
etc,etc,etc and this all in 14 years.

The main crime is rape. If it moves and is female, they want to rape it. When they break in to steal, then they automatically rape the women. They are barbarian-children, and it's all a game.

There is also a culture of "blame someone else" - nothing is their fault - it's all still the Whites fault, even 12 years later. (obviously there are some exceptions, but the exception does not make the rule)

By the way, your next President Obama is not a Black Man, he is what we call a Coloured, and they are sooo much better than the Black Man, more like the Whites. When he is President, Africa of course will be so glad because then they can go begging for more Foreign Aid for which they will receive much to play with from Obama.

America's main export product (Democracy) works only in name in Africa. (like in Russia also)...

You need a large, educated middle class for democracy to really work, which Africa does not have. "Children" cannot reason about who will govern their country the best - so they vote along ethnic grounds making their X next to their tribal leader's name, or as instructed by the chief. BUT America is perfectly happy when the African Country "embraces" democracy, and then America self-righteously leaves and chaos inevitably ensues as the "Children" start to play in that country.

The Chinese, of course, don't care two hoots about all of this and will keep a "democratic" African Dictator in power so long as they can rape that country of it's mineral wealth. (case in point: Robert Mugabe, who at this very moment is killing off all his opposition, and America does nothing!!)

Yes, the white man will have to support the African Continent until the Kingdom comes, because the poor "Children of Africa" will never ever be able to support themselves. BUT what they can do effectively, is multiply like flies, making more and more children which they cannot provide for - no problem- with no cause and effect. Someone (a European/American Parent) will look after them!

The only thing that is keeping Africa going is the enormous mineral wealth which the West and East need - but because the African is incapable of manufacturing anything themselves, they have to export the raw materials and minerals to the West and East. (NOT that they are capable of mining these minerals - NO - the West and East have to come and extract it from the ground for them).

Then the SA government allows millions of them to flood into South Africa and take the SA Black's jobs, and then they wonder why the SA Blacks react. Of course, they could also react against the whites someday - those who are left. Then again, with 40% joblessness?????????????

There is hardly 1 Church of God family here in SA which has not been broken to pieces by 2 things:

broken families as the families has split into the various Churches of God (1 family for example has the family members scattered amongst the UCG, the LCG and WCG);

children fleeing the "Children of South-Africa", as the SA Blacks apply Affirmative Action and all jobs go to the Blacks irrespective of their total inability to do the jobs, and competent white males are legally rejected (YES, the AA law has the words "fair discrimination" built into it). So many church parents have some of their children and grand-children living now in Canada, USA, England, Nieu-Zealand and Australia.

BUT I predict that the time of America's, Britain's, etc (Israel's troubles) are nearly upon us, so things will start to become more difficult worldwide for all the Israelitish Nations, and will become as bad as here - we are only the fore-runners, because we in SA were sold out to the "Children of South-Africa" by our so-called brothers, America and Britain.

Irony: This time round Joseph has sold out his brothers.

Well done, Americans & British: - this information shows the results you have obtained by appointing "children will rule over you". (rule over your brothers in SA).

It has done me good to get all of this off my chest. (and of course this tirade is not against the Saints, as we have nothing to do with the politics of this world)

Thanks for listening...


Notes of importance:

The vast majority of the Sabbath-keeping Church of God members are strictly apolitical (to a fault IMO), following the teachings of Herbert W. Armstrong that I strongly disagree with on this issue; The last part, about the Saints having nothing to do with the politics of this world, is an indictment before both God and man - not absolving the Church of God of any sin, since all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing (and shamefully that's what the Church of God has done politically)

2) The Sabbath-keeping Church of God recognizes the Israelite origins of the West, our Hebrew roots.

Aid for Africa?

Joseph isn't Jewish!

President Barack Obama sound good to you?

The Curse of Jeremiah Wrights

How Evil was Apartheid?

Fellowship with Besieged White South Africans

Why Rhodesia is in Ruins

The English-Speaking Nations of White Israelites