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The first Palestinian above all others is Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Let be accursed any gospel other than that which was preached at the beginning, received not from man but from Christ Jesus, thou alone, in whom we have redemption through thy all holy infinitely pure and undefiled blood, the remission of our sins, who in the future shall recreate the heavens and the earth, called by thine special choice, who before hoped in Christ with all who heard the word of truth and believed, sealed with the Holy Spirit of the promise, who is the pledge of our inheritance, to the redemption of the possession, for the praise of his glory, in faith in the Lord Jesus, and of love for all the saints in unceasing intercession of all the elect angels and saints of God, virgins, with all thanksgiving, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may grant us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in deep knowledge of him; the eyes of our minds being enlightened, to know the hope of his calling, the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and the exceeding greatness of his power towards us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power wrought in Christ the only first born from the dead in the flesh raised above all things he made subject under his feet, we who hold him the head directly and no other, Christ Jesus our only Lord and Saviour immortal son of the immortal Father in the unity and power and bond of love of the immortal Holy Spirit our Paraclete unto the ages of the ages. Amen.

The Final Trial: Jesus Christ begotten of the Father - not made

A prayer of Isaias the Prophet.

Is. 26: 9-21

(Isaias' prophecy, which is also his prayer.)

O Lord our God, grant us peace. Out of the night my spirit waketh at dawn unto Thee, O God; for Thy commandments are a light upon the earth. Learn righteousness, all ye that dwell upon the earth. For the ungodly man hath come to an end; every one that learneth not righteousness upon the earth shall not be able to do truth; let the ungodly be taken away, that he may not see the glory of the Lord. O Lord, Thine arm is lifted up, and they knew it not; but when they know it, let them be put to shame. Zeal shall lay hold upon an untaught people, and now fire shall devour the adversaries. O Lord our God, bestow Thy peace upon us, for Thou hast given all things unto us. O Lord our God, take us for Thy possession. O Lord, we know no other beside Thee; we call upon Thy name. But the dead shall not see life, neither shall physicians raise them up; therefore hast Thou brought wrath upon them, and hast slain them, and hast taken every man of them away. Bring more evils upon them, Lord; bring more evils upon them that are glorious upon the earth. O Lord, in trouble we remembered Thee; with small affliction was Thy chastening with us. And as a woman in travail draweth nigh to be delivered, and crieth out in her travail, so have we become in the presence of Thy beloved. We have conceived, O Lord, because of Thy fear, and have suffered pangs, and have brought forth the spirit of Thy salvation, which we have wrought upon the earth. We shall not fail, but all those that dwell upon the earth shall fail. The dead shall arise, and they that are in the tomb shall awake, and they that are upon the earth shall rejoice. For the dew which Thou sendest is healing unto them; but the land of the ungodly shall perish. Go, my people, enter into thine inner chamber, shut thy door, hide thyself for a little season [during the Great Tribulation, hidden in mountains and dens and caves of the earth - there is NO secret rapture which is only an heretical apostate Lurianic Talmudic Judaic doctrine], until the anger of the Lord shall pass away.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

And see: The Abomination of Desolation

Note in the below that this is a description of the evil that precedes the Antichrist who is the Abomination of Desolation. Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ then comes after the reign of Antichrist has proceeded for a while. Antichrist, his reign and the False Prophet and all their followers are then destroyed by the Second Coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ from heaven with all His elect Angels and sent to hell forever. The saints will then reign with Our Lord Jesus Christ at their head on earth forever.

Palestine, which is properly the Holy Land for in it walked God in the flesh, Jesus Christ, and there He allowed Himself to be sacrificed for the salvation of those who profess Him from the heart and with the mouth, is a miniature of all the evil that has come upon the earth and there will the final evil be concentrated in its fullness and rule from there for a short time.

From: The Abomination of Desolation

Writing in the second century, St. Hippolytus wrote the following about the evil that will abound before the coming of Antichrist:

The temples of God will be like houses, and there will be overturnings of the churches everywhere. The Scriptures will be despised, and everywhere they will sing the songs of the adversary. Fornications, and adulteries, and perjuries will fill the land; sorceries, and incantations, and divinations will follow after these with all force and zeal. And, on the whole, from among those who profess to be Christians will rise up then false prophets, false apostles, impostors, mischief-makers, evil-doers, liars against each other, adulterers, fornicators, robbers, grasping, perjured, mendacious, hating each other. The shepherds will be like wolves; the priests will embrace falsehood; the monks will lust after the things of the world; the rich will assume hardness of heart; the rulers will not help the poor; the powerful will cast off all pity; the judges will remove justice from the just, and, blinded with bribes, they will call in unrighteousness.

St. Hippolytus of Rome, Treatise on the end of the world and on Antichrist

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Traditional Catholic Prayers: Baptism



The resurrection of Christ. His commission to his disciples.

1 And *in the end of the sabbath, when it began to dawn towards the first day of the week,

18 And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.

19 *Going, therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit;

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.

"Consummation of the world," - the end of this age of grace and the beginning of the eternal ages with Christ reigning visibly. This is the end of the eschaton and the beginning of the eternal recreated heavens and the earth and will begin when Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ returns from heaven in the same flesh He rose with and ascended into the third heaven with, seated at the right hand of the Father. His return will be with all of His elect angels. He will raise and judge all men in the flesh and then recreate the heavens and the earth, which in that state will last that way for eternity. There will NOT be any sin in the new heavens and earth, so prepare now by confessing the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit and be baptized as commanded above and shown how to baptize below and live Holy and Godly lives in sincerity and humility and meekness waiting for the Lord when He returns so that we are not like the five foolish virgins but are like the five wise virgins.



1: A.D. 30.; Mark xvi. 1.; John xx. 1.

19: Mark xvi. 15.


Method of Baptism

From the Didache (49 A.D. Council of Jerusalem):

Chapter 7. Concerning Baptism.

And concerning baptism, baptize this way: Having first said all these things, baptize the one to be baptized into Jesus Christ in "the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit," in running water. But if you have no running water, baptize into other water [still water]; and if you cannot do so in cold water, do so in warm. But if you have neither, pour out water three times upon the head onto the one to be baptized saying at that time "in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." But before the baptism, if possible, let the baptizer fast, and the baptized, and whoever else can; but you shall order the baptized [when there is time] to fast one or two days before.

Baptism can and should always be performed immediately when there is danger of death of the one to be baptized. For instance, impending martyrdom or possible death causing illness.

Israel is the Nation of the Antichrist = Dajjal: Totally reject Dajjal and instead Come to Christ and receive the water of life

The Muhammad of the Almighty Triune God of The Final Trial would not stand in the way of Muslims coming to Our Lord Jesus Christ and being baptized in Him as the Injeel commands. The Mohammed of Ahmadiyya is the same as the Mohammot of al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah and both are antichrists and contradict the clear commands of God in the Injeel and Taurat and Quran.

Noble Quran

003.045 Behold! the angels said: "O Mary! God giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (held in honor by the company of the prophets and saints) those nearest to God;

003.046 "He shall speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. And he shall be (adhered to by the company) of the righteous."

003.047 She said: "O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man hath touched me?" He said: "Even so: God createth what He willeth: When He hath decreed a plan, He but saith to it, 'Be,' and it is!

003.048 "And God will teach him [Jesus Christ] the Book [alkitaba = all sacred writing from God Most High] and Wisdom [hikma = sophia = uncreated wisdom of God one with His Holy Spirit], the Law [Taurat fulfilled in the Gospel of Jesus Christ] and the Gospel [of Jesus Christ],"

As the Word of God Jesus Christ willed to learn in His Incarnation what He already possessed and knew prior to His Incarnation as part of His kenosis (emptying out of Himself and taking upon Himself our nature while in no way losing anything of what He already was as God by nature and Son of God as the Second Person of the undivided Trinity) and as an example to us of how we in humility must follow God the Father and the Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.


The Final Trial: Traditional Catholic Prayers: Baptism

Traditional Catholic Prayers: Baptism



The resurrection of Christ. His commission to his disciples.

1 And *in the end of the sabbath, when it began to dawn towards the first day of the week,

18 And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.

19 *Going, therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit;

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.

"Consummation of the world," - the end of this age of grace and the beginning of the eternal ages with Christ reigning visibly. This is the end of the eschaton and the beginning of the eternal recreated heavens and the earth and will begin when Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ returns from heaven in the same flesh He rose with and ascended into the third heaven with, seated at the right hand of the Father. His return will be with all of His elect angels. He will raise and judge all men in the flesh and then recreate the heavens and the earth, which in that state will last that way for eternity. There will NOT be any sin in the new heavens and earth, so prepare now by confessing the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit and be baptized as commanded above and shown how to baptize below and live Holy and Godly lives in sincerity and humility and meekness waiting for the Lord when He returns so that we are not like the five foolish virgins but are like the five wise virgins.



1: A.D. 30.; Mark xvi. 1.; John xx. 1.

19: Mark xvi. 15.


Method of Baptism

From the Didache (49 A.D. Council of Jerusalem):

Chapter 7. Concerning Baptism.

And concerning baptism, baptize this way: Having first said all these things, baptize the one to be baptized into Jesus Christ in "the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit," in running water. But if you have no running water, baptize into other water [still water]; and if you cannot do so in cold water, do so in warm. But if you have neither, pour out water three times upon the head onto the one to be baptized saying at that time "in the name of Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." But before the baptism, if possible, let the baptizer fast, and the baptized, and whoever else can; but you shall order the baptized [when there is time] to fast one or two days before.

Baptism can and should always be performed immediately when there is danger of death of the one to be baptized. For instance, impending martyrdom or possible death causing illness.


See this for why Jesus Christ must be confessed as the Holy Word and Son of God: The Final Trial: Mary - revered by both Christians and Muslims as the vessel through whom God made the Word, Jesus Christ, Incarnate

The Muslim feast of Eid only commemorates the typological sacrifice by Abraham of Issac. That prefigured the final and only Supreme Sacrifice of Jesus Christ on His Most Holy Cross. It is only by the Sacrifice of Christ on His Cross that we are saved. Jesus Christ commanded, not suggested, that we be baptized; echoing the rest of the Church Fathers, St. Augustine noted that if someone could not be baptized even though they wanted it and did everything they could to be baptized in the water in name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, then their confession of faith is enough for their salvation. But no where are we allowed to refuse baptism.

All Muslims and everyone who will, are invited and encouraged to come to the water of life now and be baptized in the water and in the Spirit in name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit and receive Communion.

For Noah and Abraham as Prophecies of Baptism in Our Only Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ see:

Traditional Catholic Prayers: THE TWELVE PROPHECIES - The Second Prophesy: Genesis 5: 32; 6; 7: 6: 11-14, 18-21, 23-24; 8: 1-3, 6-12, 15-21

Traditional Catholic Prayers: THE TWELVE PROPHECIES - The Third Prophesy: Genesis 22: 1-19

There is no evolution, to be baptized in Our Only Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ one must believe in the truth of literal Creation by God and no pantheistic syncretism with deistic design and the rest of pagan evolutionary theory.

Traditional Catholic Prayers: THE TWELVE PROPHECIES - The First Prophesy: Genesis 1: 1-31; 2: 1-2

And see the rest of the Baptismal Prophecies. They are a must.

For all Jews wishing to convert sincerely from the heart to Jesus Christ now, here is a prayer based on the biblical Hebrew of the prophets of the Old Testament and the Septuagint Greek of the Old Testament and the New Testament and Arabic.

(The Arabic, Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala, means the same as God Almighty, or 'O Theos 'O Pantocrator, in Septuagint Greek.)

In the below “Dam (Blood) Kadosh (Holy) bet Yeshua ha Maschiach (Jesus Christ) kanawn anawim (have mercy on Your faithful [those who turn to God by the shed Blood of Christ on Calvary])” is asking for God's forgiveness by the shed Holy Blood of Christ – which is the only forgiveness there is from God for sin.

Go here: Jews called in Christ: Begun in 2002, judged illegal 2004, Israel’s apartheid wall goes on regardless | Jews for Justice for Palestinians

And then be baptized in Christ - see above: Baptism.


Palestine Cry: The Justice of God: Parousia of Jesus Christ Our Lord: The BROAD way to hell - forever.

The Final Trial: The Final Trial: The Truth: The coming of the Antichrist, ad-Dajjal

The Illuminati: Mani and Manichaeism - blasphemous heresy

The Illuminati: Bahai - The Illuminati - Masonic Colonialism of the Holy Land

The Illuminati: Gnosticism, Occult, Masonry, Sabbateanism, Frankist--followers of Jacob Frank, Illuminati, Rosicrucianism and Mormonism are all rooted in and intertwined in the same Diabolic paganism

Israel is the Nation of the Antichrist = Dajjal: The Holy War - The Review of Religions

Israel is the Nation of the Antichrist = Dajjal: 18 Temple Benedictions: 6 + 6 + 6 = Temple of the Antichrist

The Illuminati: You'll never think the same way again. . . The Revelation

The Final Trial: No to all Terrorists

Traditional Catholic Prayers and The Justice of God

Reason for the Antichrist's - Dajjal's - war on the Noble Sanctuary

Reason for the Antichrist's - Dajjal's - war on the Noble Sanctuary
Reason for the Antichrist's - Dajjal's - war on the Noble Sanctuary | defilement of the Noble Sanctuary - click on picture

Parousia of Jesus Christ Our Lord


The Promise of His coming. His commands to prepare and be worthy.

Statement of what is happening in the world in connection with the Second Coming of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Nuzul i Isa - Qiyamah, the Parousia of Jesus Christ Our Lord.

Rv:22:7 Behold I come quickly. Blessed is he that keepeth the words of the prophecy of this book.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Article In Jordanian Daily: Is Obama, Who Celebrates Passover, Aware Of The Jewish Use Of Christian Blood On This Festival?

Article In Jordanian Daily: Is Obama, Who Celebrates Passover, Aware Of The Jewish Use Of Christian Blood On This Festival?

April 4, 2013
Special Dispatch No.5261
Article In Jordanian Daily: Is Obama, Who Celebrates Passover, Aware Of The Jewish Use Of Christian Blood On This Festival?
In his regular column in the Jordanian daily Al-Arab Al-Yawm, Palestinian columnist Nawwaf Al-Zarou slammed U.S. President Barack Obama for expressing support for Israel and the Jewish people during his recent visit to Jerusalem – and especially for his custom of holding a Passover Seder at the White House. Al-Zarou claimed that many of the stories about the Jews' use of Christian blood during Passover are based in fact, and wondered whether Obama is aware of them.
The article was also posted on the Arabic section of, the website of PLO Executive Committee member Hanan 'Ashrawi, which is funded by the U.N., but was removed from this site several days later.   
It should be noted that Al-Zarou has published articles in the past in which he claimed that the medieval blood libels against the Jews were based in fact. He has also published articles denying the Holocaust, as well as articles claiming that 9/11 was an Israeli-American plot.[1]
The following are excerpts from Al-Zarou's article:[2]

Nawwaf Al-Zarou
"In his recent visit to 'Israel,' President Obama did not only make an oily and purely Zionist speech, but adopted the traditional old Zionist rhetoric. He did not only pledge loyalty to the [Zionist] entity [and promise it] boundless military, economic, media and technological support. [He did not only] register Palestine as [Zionist] real estate, since it is 'a land without a people for a people without a land,' and hand Jerusalem over [to the Zionists] to be the eternal capital of 'Israel.' [Rather,] he went even deeper and farther, adopting the Jewish festivals and religious rituals.
"In a central speech to Israeli students, meant to convey his 'heartfelt message to the [Israeli] citizens,' he said he was 'proud to have brought this tradition into the White House,' and added that he did so because he wanted his daughters to learn the legacy of freeing slaves from bondage. [Obama said further that], to African Americans, the story of the Exodus is 'the most powerful image about emerging from the grip of bondage to reach for liberty. For the Jewish people, the journey to the promise of the State of Israel wound through countless generations. It involved centuries of suffering and exile, prejudice and pogroms and even genocide. Through it all, the Jewish people sustained their unique identity and traditions, as well as a longing to return home.' Thus spoke Obama about the Israelis' right to Palestine…
"Can you picture the American president reading out this phony traditional religious Zionist text in front of Israeli students, as an open message to the world on a direct and live broadcast? [It sounds like a speech] delivered not by Obama but by Israel's greatest rabbi. Had we encountered this text on its own, we would have never ascribed it to the American president! We can understand the American president visiting [Israel], flattering [the Israelis], expressing support and strengthening the strategic alliance between the two countries. But adopting the Jewish rituals? Why, Mr. President? Imagine the 'Jewish Passover' becoming a tradition at the White House! Has the White House become a religious Jewish school run by the greatest Jewish rabbis?! Or perhaps it has been occupied by the Zionist lobby, as [Israeli writer and journalist] Uri Avnery says.
"This is not the first time President Obama [has celebrated] the Jewish Passover. He has also done so in the past. In 2009, he invited close friends and some functionaries from his administration to a special dinner at the White House on the occasion of the holiday. White House officials revealed that the dinner had included special dishes from the Jewish kitchen. The Jews call this meal 'Passover Seder'…
"Does President Obama know the truth about the connection between 'Passover' and 'Christian blood,' for example?! Or between 'Passover' and the 'Jewish blood dances'?! Or is this a matter of pandering to the Jewish Council,[3] in order to please it or to make up for the declarations about a 'two-state solution'…?!
"Many of the historical accounts and stories about the Jewish blood dances in Europe are based on real rituals, not on invented ones, as is claimed. The fact that 'the Jews used Christian blood during the Jewish Passover' was documented by Jewish historian Professor Ariel Toaff of Bar Ilan University in his book Passovers of Blood, which was published in Italy… Despite the barrage of condemnations directed at him, [Toaff] insisted that the claims presented in his book were based in fact, including the [claims] about some of the European blood libels. The author noted that he had managed to prove, over dozens of pages, that blood is central to the Passover festival, and that he had come to the conclusion that blood was used during the Passover festival, especially by Ashkenazi Jews, who believed that the blood of children had special qualities and therefore used powers made from [children's] blood. 
"Obama faces many questions regarding this matter, chief among them [the question] regarding the connection between Passover and blood, and [also the question of] why Passover is becoming a tradition at the White House. Is this happening out of sycophancy, loyalty, or a [sense of] debt…?"

[1] See MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 4940, Palestinian Columnist: 9/11 – An American-Israeli Plot, September 10, 2012; Special Dispatch No. 2730, Palestinian Journalist: Medieval Blood Libels Against Jews are Based in Fact, January 5, 2010.
[2] Al-Arab Al-Yawm (Jordan), March 26, 2013.
[3] Possibly refers to the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC), a Jewish-American organization dedicated to promoting Jewish support for the Democratic party and to promoting Democratic support for Jewish domestic and foreign policy priorities.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Europa & Palestine News « Europa & Middle East News

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Farewell of Iranian Ambassador Soltanieh

DSC_5006I was as surprised as honoured to be invited to the farewell reception for Ambassador Ali Asghar Soltanieh, the Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the IAEA and the International Organizations at the UN in Vienna, an invitation which I gladly accepted.
I have known the Ambassador for several years now for his reasoned speeches at the IAEA and the other international organizations at the UN in Vienna. His speeches at the international organizations, the ones which I attended, impressed me as principled yet objective and reasoned, and never varying from a very polite style of presentation. They were always a refreshing contrast of style to the rancorous bombast of the representatives of those delegations which have tried for nearly a decade now, without success, to incriminate his country with imaginary misdeeds.
Dr. Soltanieh should rightly be called a hero of the IAEA, as his personal style as well as his skill as a negotiator may have saved us all from a world war more than once. As a Palestinian, I am grateful for his principled words in support of my people and that he did not shrink from delivering righteous words against the zionists and their allies for their crimes against us.
DSC_5028In his own way, the Ambassador even contributed to the health of the American, Israeli and many delegations of tributary nations with his words, since they’d run for the exit many a time when he took to the podium, and as everybody knows, doing sports is healthy. Personally it was interesting to see how these delegations of many countries which ceaselessly point the finger at others because of human rights abuses, or where the freedom of expression is supposedly held in high esteem, ran for the exit as soon as this one Ambassador would mention truths too ugly for the ears of these puppets. Israel is not an exceptional state and its crimes against humanity are not above criticism and I do not understand why the world scares of Israel while even is not a state but a fraud of a state established in Palestine.

In my memory, Ambassador Soltanieh was the only diplomat who addressed the Palestinian issue with clear words in the muted language of diplomacy but still clear enough to leave no doubts about what was said. With his principled speeches Dr. Soltanieh also exposed the reality about how much free speech is worth in all these western tributaries of Israel. I can testify how true each word of Ambassador Soltanieh about Israel was, because as a Palestinian I know this “state” and its crimes better than most, especially those who hid their heads in the sand leaving their behinds exposed for all to see.
DSC_5021In his own words, Ambassador Soltanieh delivered his shortest speech at his farewell reception. He thanked his guests for attending and said that he was honoured by having been able to work with them, by their attendance as well as by the good relations with the countries they represented and the international organizations. He also stated that his government was determined to continue its policy of maintaining good relations with the international organizations and all countries. His Excellency finally invited his friends to call him in Teheran any time, but to take in account the time difference and not wake him up at night, and invited the attendance to enjoy the traditional Persian foods.
When it became time to say goodbye, I was able to tell Ambassador Soltanieh “The UN and the journalists will miss you”. I am sure that others who saw him working can also say that.

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Austria Stands For a Peaceful Solution in Syria

DSC_4483Syria was the major subject of an extensive discussion between politicians during the visit to Austria of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, which takes place between 28 and 31 August 2013.
After a work meeting with the Secretary General Ki-Moon and President Heinz Fischer, which was held at the office of the President, Chancellor Werner Faymann stated: “The Austrian Government has agreed that a military strike on Syria is not a contribution to good policy development. Therefore Austria will stay as a neutral country with its voice for a peaceful as the only solution for the conflict”.
He added: “It’s a race against time, and we hope that in view of the potentially devastating consequences of a military strike, this position will gain the upper hand for a political solution”.
Secretary General Ki-Moon stated: “We had a very useful exchange of views with the President and the Chancellor on how to address the situation in Syria. We are of the opinion that theDSC_4963situation should be resolved in a peaceful way through dialogue. At the same time, and while the United Nations investigation team is now on the ground they should be allowed to conclude their investigation activities, and I am going to receive their report as soon as possible. I am thus now cutting short my visit to Austria, unfortunately, and I appreciate President Heinz Fischer’s very kind understanding of (this) inevitable situation, and that I will not be able to participate in the Alpbach Forum together with the President”.
The Secretary General continued: “And we also discussed the situation in the Middle East, particularly the Golan Heights. The President explained, together with the Chancellor, his security concerns in the Golan Heights, and I really appreciated such a long-standing dedicated contribution by Austrian troops in the Golan Heights and I expect that when the situation becomes normal, that we would expect the resumption of Austrian peacekeeping contributions in the Golan Heights. And I really appreciated the contribution in UNIFIL and also UNTSO. And I am very much grateful for Austrian Government’s contribution. Thank you very much”.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Europa & Palestine News « Europa & Middle East News

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New Intifada Against Israel And The PA

Amjad Odeh-11In the late hours of Tuesday, August 27 2013, Palestinian “security” forces, or rather death squads, assassinated Amjad Odeh, 37, who was standing in front of his furniture shop in the Askar refugee camp near Nablus. Odeh had recently been released from Israeli jail. His murder was perpetrated only a day after the assassination of three other Palestinians by the Israeli occupation forces at the Qalandia refugee camp near the headquarters of “president” Abbas PA in Ramallah.
Both assassinations were perpetrated by israeli forces and Palestinian militias during unlawful arrests against Palestinian political activists in opposition of the PA. From the israeli side, the acting agency was the internal intelligence or “Shabak”, and from the Palestinian side it was the so-called “Intelligence Police”, the so-called District Coordination Office (DCO) coordinated the murderous raids.
In the wake of the Palestinians assassination by israeli occupation and PA militias and the daily Jeepcoordination of arrests, a new Intifada and huge marches of anger against the PA and the Israeli occupation have broken out in several Palestinian cities in the West Bank.
According to Palestinian eyewitnesses, the situation in Nablus in the northern West Bank and Hebron in the south is very tense. The angry marches have shut down the main streets and center of several cities and the refugee camps of Askar, Balata and Al-Fawar. The shopkeepers have closed their shops in protest against the continuous horrors, crimes and violations of the most basic Palestinian rights by the PA.
Angry Palestinians burned a building of the so-called “national security” near the Askar refugee camp, a “security police” building near the Balata refugee camp and dozens of cars, among them 5 cars which belonged to several units of uniformed thugs of the PA.
IntifadaThe new Palestinian Intifida spread from the outskirts of the Rafidia Hospital in Nablus, where the body of the PA victim Amjad Odeh had been transferred to. A number of cars and a military jeep belonging to the PA “security forces” parked before the hospital were burnt, and the protesters stoned the PA forces.
The PA militias are currently implementing the widest arrest campaign against the Palestinian opposition following the Egyptian military coup and since the start of the useless political “negotiations” with Israel under US secretary of state John Kerry, in coordination with the israeli intelligence services.
Hundreds of Palestinian political activists have been arrested by the PA during the past weeks and PA militia elements have perpetrated brutal horrors against the relatives and families of their victims during the arrest campaign.
Journalists are banned from reporting about the PA arrest campaign and other crimes. The Palestinian media is tightly censored by the PA “security”, which has planted dozens of their elements to work as editors at the various newspapers and agency headquarters in Palestine. Whenever the Palestinian media “reports” about the crimes of the PA, they have to turn the facts upside down and smear honey over the horrors.
NABLUS (Ma’an) — Palestinian security forces killed a man in a Nablus-area refugee camp late Tuesday, officials and witnesses said.Amjad Odeh, 37, died in what Palestinian officials described as an exchange of fire between the security forces and a wanted man in Askar refugee camp.Odeh was taken to Rafidia hospital were he was pronounced dead. There were reports of other injuries. Witnesses told Ma’an that dozens of Palestinians attacked security forces with rocks after the incident.
The official Palestinian News agency, WAFA, which is run and paid by PA, did not write even one sentence about the assassination of Odeh. The ِArabic report is below

بوادر إنتفاضة في الضفة الغربية ضد السلطة الفلسطينية وحليفها الصهيوني
مسيرةإغتالت مساء عصابات الموت الفلسطيني التابعة للرئيس “عباس”, أو ما يسمى ب “قوات الأمن”, المواطن أمجد عودة أمام محله التجاري للمفروشات في مخيم بلاطة القريب من مدينة نابلس, وذلك بعد يوم واحد من إغتيال قوات الإحتلال الصهيوني لثلاثة مواطنين في مخيم قلنديا القريب من رام الله
والمواطن عودة متزوج وهو أب لعدة اطفال، ومعتقل سياسي سابق في سجون السلطة الفلسطينية والإحتلال الصهيوني, وقد قضى ستة أعوام في سجون الاحتلال, الأمر الذي يعزز مقولة إتباله بشكل متعمد وليس خطأ كما تشيع السلطة في وسائل الأعلام
جاءت عمليات الإغتيال الصهيونية والفلسطينية المكملة لبعضها في المهام والأهداف, والتي لا تستند على أسس قانونية, خلال عمليات دهم مفاجىء للمخيمات بغية إعتقال عدد من عناصر المعارضة الفلسطينية الغير موالية للرئيس منتهي الولاية محمود عباس, وإستجابة للمطالب الإسرائيلية, وأوامر جون كيري الوسيط الحالي لما يسمى ب “مفاوضات السلام” الهادفة لبيع ما تبقةى من فلسطين
 وتنفذ السلطة الفلسطينية بمساعدة قوات الجيش الإسرائيلي, عمليات إعتقال واسعة بين صفوف المعارضة الفلسطينية منذ بدأ مفاوضات سياسية عقيمة مع إسرائيل قبل أسابيع
وفي وقت تعكف فيه إسرائيل على توسسع الأحياء الإستيطانية السرطانية فوق الأراضي الفلسطينية المحتلة, تقوم السلطة الفلسطينية في المقابل بشن حملات إعتقال واسعة لعناصر المعارضة في ظل تعتيم إعلامي فاضح
وتفرض السلطة الفلسطينية رقابة كاملة على وسائل الإعلام الفلسطيني المرئي والمسموع والمقروء, وهي توظف عددا من عناصرها الأمنيين ليعملوا في مجال الإعلام كمحررين في الصحف, إلى جانب توظيفها عددا من المخبرين ليعملوا كصحفيين  
وقد أندلعت يوم أمس مسيرات غضب واسعة في عدد من المدن والمخيمات في الضفة الغربية في أعقاب إستشهاد الفلسطينيين وتواصل عمليات الإعتقال والتنسيق الأمني من قبل السلطة الفلسطينية مع جنود الإحتلال الصهيوني
واوضح شهود العيان ان الوضع في مدينة نابلس شمال الضفة الغربية والخليل جنوبها متوتر للغاية، حيث قام شبان غاضبون باغلاق الشارع الرئيس وسط المخيم وإحراق سيارات عسكرية فلسطينية توقفت في المكان, فيما أغلقت المحلات التجارية أبوابها في مشاهد تنذر في إندلاع إنتفاضة فلسطينية ثالثة ضد السلطة الفلسطينية وحليفها الأحتلال الصهيوني
وذكر شهود عيان أن الشبان احرقوا غرفة للأمن الوطني قرب مخيم يلاطة، وغرفة حراسات تابعة للشرطة ، كما حطموا عددا من الاشارات الضوئية
وامتدت الاحتجاجات من مخيم بلاطة إلى مدينة نابلس, حيث إندلعت مواجهات بين مليشيا الرئيس عباس, والمواطنين الفلسطينين أصيب خلالها عدد من الشبان الى محيط مستشفى “رفيديا” حيث نقل جثمان الشاب “عودة”. ورشق الشبان قوات الأمن بالحجارة وأحرقوا عددا من السيارات العسكرية المتوقفة في المكان

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Where we are at right now!


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Palestine Cry: Veterans Today: US “death squad envoy” arrives in Egypt – and the slaughter begins

"Apparently, yes. It is worth noting that the US covertly engineered the overthrow of democratically-elected President Morsi in part because Morsi had spoken out forcefully againstEthiopia’s plan to dam the Nile, steal most of Egypt’s water supply, and condemn much of Egypt’s population to slow death.
Bottom line: The US, through its Ethiopian puppet, is planning a genocide that will kill tens of millions of Egyptians. And if any Egyptian leader tries to stop it, as Morsi planned to, he will be eliminated."

The Jew Antichrist is behind that.Reason for the  Antichrist's -  Dajjal's - war on the Noble  Sanctuary
The Temple Mount, destroyed forever by God's command but with the Noble Sanctuary there by His permission, was taken by the evil lawless forces of Antichrist on the evening of June 7, 1967
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Antichrist - King of the North, King of the South - three horns cut  off - one shall reign over all
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Hallo Frau Salam, The whole confrontation in Egypt is between people who are citizens and have a right to express themselves and a military takeover (against all principles of democratic rule) which only profits certain parties.

We must ask, cui bono? To whose benefit is it? Obviously the Isreali balkanization plan for the region, with Anglo-American support for that plan, now has even further weakened Egypt with this latest brutality.

Four centers of Arab solidarity have been erased or extremely weakened by Anglo-American supported and participated in Isreali Zionist unlawful expansionism.

One – Saddam Hussein (figured prominently with long time CIA support begun in 1963) in Baathist Iraq. Kuwait was a baseball bat to his knees and 911 his death knell – true enough his fault for making the CIA his friend. His drug dealing banking corporate connections with the Bush Crime Cartel was evil as well.

Two – Gaddafi’s Libya.

Three – Ongoing destruction of the Egypt (and the whole Arab homeland) that Gamel Abdul Nasser had such high hopes and dreams and plans for.

Four – Syria has been kept wrapped up in defending themselves from unlawful Zionist aggression in more than one form.

Watch out for Ethiopa-Yemen for any attacks there – and feints thrown at Iran mostly to distract.




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Meanwhile the United States passes gas for the IsraHell  the criminal crime cartel center of snuff porn.

Tech_Journal: Syria, Sarin gas and other lies

And Russia gears up for what?

Washington Post

Middle East

Russia says Western attack on Syria would be ‘catastrophic’

By Monday, August 26, 8:20 AM

MOSCOW — A Western military attack on Syria will only create more problems in the region, lead to more bloodshed and result in the same sort of “catastrophe” as previous Western interventions in Iraq and Libya, Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, said Monday.
“Hysteria is growing and confrontation is incited,” Lavrov said in what he portrayed as an emergency press conference. He said the United States and its European allies have condemned the regime of Bashar al-Assad without any evidence that it actually used chemical weapons in an assault on a Damascus suburb on Aug. 21.

Turkey, Britain and France all indicated on Monday that they would back the Obama administration if it decides to take action against Syria in response to the alleged attack, even without a United Nations mandate.
Russia has been a stalwart ally of Assad, refusing to allow United Nations action to intervene in Syria’s conflict. On Monday, the newspaper Izvestia published an interview with Assad in which he warned the West against military intervention and noted that Russia continues to sell arms to Damascus under the terms of existing contracts.
Although Russia sent a small naval task force to the eastern Mediterranean earlier this year, and maintains a refitting station in the Syrian port of Tartus, Moscow would appear to have little recourse in the event of a Western attack beyond verbal denunciations.
Lavrov said Russia would not be going to war with anybody.
The Russian foreign minister does not regularly hold full-scale press conferences. Monday’s offered no new arguments but gave Lavrov a chance to insist that the West should not act against Assad, especially without evidence.
A United Nations inspection team tried to begin its work Monday to determine if chemical weapons were used last week, although it held off temporarily when it came under unidentified sniper attack. Lavrov said its only mandate is to identify evidence of any chemical weapons — not to say who used them. That responsibility, he said, belongs to the Security Council once the inspectors’ report is submitted.
As a member of the Security Council, Russia holds a veto over any decision that comes before the U.N. body.
Moscow suspects that if chemical weapons were used last week, it may well have been a provocation by rebel forces, Lavrov said — probably designed to undermine prospects for the long-delayed Russian-American peace conference on Syria.
Lavrov said that Secretary of State John F. Kerry had assured him a telephone conversation on Sunday that the United States remains committed to the conference. Lavrov said he asked Kerry what America’s strategy is as it moves closer to a military attack. Kerry replied, he said, by urging Russia and China to join the West in ensuring that chemical weapons in Syria do not fall into the wrong hands.
If NATO attacks Syria without U.N. sanction — in a rerun of the air war over Kosovo in 1999, which Russia also strongly opposed — it would be a “severe violation of international law” that, moreover, serves to aggravate, not solve, the conflict. Lavrov said.
He accused the Western powers of ignoring international law when it suits them and treating other “civilizations” as second-rate. “The tide will turn one day,” he said. “Nations and states should be respected.”
Ever since President Vladimir Putin first came to power in 2000, Russian foreign policy has been predicated on stability, which is typically translated into an aversion to regime change. Russia opposed the war in Iraq, opposed the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, and now opposes the rebels in Syria. Putin believes Russia was tricked by the West into allowing action in Libya, which Moscow also looks upon as a disaster.
On Monday, Lavrov once again criticized the Syrian rebels for an intransigence that has forestalled the peace conference first proposed by Russia and the United States last spring. He said it was now unlikely that it could be scheduled anytime before the end of September.

Monday, August 26, 2013

“We’re going to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran..”

Video Interview with General Wesley Clark

"We're going to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran.."
Gen. Wesley Clark
Democracy Now!
March 2, 2007
“We’re going to take out seven countries in 5 years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran” —
General Wesley Clark. Retired 4-star U.S. Army general, Supreme Allied
Commander of NATO during the 1999 War on Yugoslavia .

Gen. Wesley Clark Weighs Presidential Bid: “I Think About It Everyday”
Complete Video Interview:
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Complete Transcript of Program, Democracy Now.  
Today we spend the hour with General Wesley Clark, the retired four-star general. He was the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO during the Kosovo War. In 2004 he unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic presidential nomination. He recently edited a series of books about famous U.S. generals including Dwight Eisenhower and Ulysses Grant – both of whom became president after their military careers ended.
Well for the rest of the hour we are going to hear General Wesley Clark on the possibility of a U.S. attack on Iran, the impeachment of President Bush, the use of cluster bombs, the bombing of Radio Television Serbia during the Kosovo War and much more. I interviewed Wesley Clark on Tuesday at the 92nd Street Y in New York.
  • Gen. Wesley Clark. Retired 4-star US Army general. Supreme Allied Commander of NATO during the Kosovo War.
AMY GOODMAN: Today, an exclusive hour with General Wesley Clark, the retired four-star general. He was Supreme Allied Commander of NATO during the Kosovo War. He has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2004, he unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic presidential nomination. He recently edited a series of books about famous US generals, including Dwight Eisenhower and Ulysses Grant, both of whom became president after their military careers ended.
On Tuesday, I interviewed Wesley Clark at the 92nd Street Y Cultural Center here in New York City before a live audience and asked him about his presidential ambitions.
    AMY GOODMAN: What do you think of these generals who run for president?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: I like them. It’s happened before.
    AMY GOODMAN: Will it happen again?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: It might.
AMY GOODMAN: Later in the interview, I followed up on that question.
    AMY GOODMAN: Will you announce for president?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I haven’t said I won’t.
    AMY GOODMAN: What are you waiting for?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: I’m waiting for several different preconditions, which I’m not at liberty to discuss. But I will tell you this: I think about it every single day.
AMY GOODMAN: Well, for the rest of the hour, we’ll hear General Wesley Clark in his own words on the possibility of a US attack on Iran; the impeachment of President Bush; the use of cluster bombs; the bombing of Radio Television Serbia during the Kosovo War under his command; and much more. I interviewed General Clark on Tuesday at the 92nd Street Y in New York.
    AMY GOODMAN: Now, let’s talk about Iran. You have a whole website devoted to stopping war.
    AMY GOODMAN: Do you see a replay in what happened in the lead-up to the war with Iraq — the allegations of the weapons of mass destruction, the media leaping onto the bandwagon?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, in a way. But, you know, history doesn’t repeat itself exactly twice. What I did warn about when I testified in front of Congress in 2002, I said if you want to worry about a state, it shouldn’t be Iraq, it should be Iran. But this government, our administration, wanted to worry about Iraq, not Iran.
    I knew why, because I had been through the Pentagon right after 9/11. About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon and I saw Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz. I went downstairs just to say hello to some of the people on the Joint Staff who used to work for me, and one of the generals called me in. He said, “Sir, you’ve got to come in and talk to me a second.” I said, “Well, you’re too busy.” He said, “No, no.” He says, “We’ve made the decision we’re going to war with Iraq.” This was on or about the 20th of September. I said, “We’re going to war with Iraq? Why?” He said, “I don’t know.” He said, “I guess they don’t know what else to do.” So I said, “Well, did they find some information connecting Saddam to al-Qaeda?” He said, “No, no.” He says, “There’s nothing new that way. They just made the decision to go to war with Iraq.” He said, “I guess it’s like we don’t know what to do about terrorists, but we’ve got a good military and we can take down governments.” And he said, “I guess if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem has to look like a nail.”
    So I came back to see him a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. I said, “Are we still going to war with Iraq?” And he said, “Oh, it’s worse than that.” He reached over on his desk. He picked up a piece of paper. And he said, “I just got this down from upstairs” — meaning the Secretary of Defense’s office — “today.” And he said, “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.” I said, “Is it classified?” He said, “Yes, sir.” I said, “Well, don’t show it to me.” And I saw him a year or so ago, and I said, “You remember that?” He said, “Sir, I didn’t show you that memo! I didn’t show it to you!”
    AMY GOODMAN: I’m sorry. What did you say his name was?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: I’m not going to give you his name.
    AMY GOODMAN: So, go through the countries again.
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, starting with Iraq, then Syria and Lebanon, then Libya, then Somalia and Sudan, and back to Iran. So when you look at Iran, you say, “Is it a replay?” It’s not exactly a replay. But here’s the truth: that Iran, from the beginning, has seen that the presence of the United States in Iraq was a threat — a blessing, because we took out Saddam Hussein and the Baathists. They couldn’t handle them. We took care of it for them. But also a threat, because they knew that they were next on the hit list. And so, of course, they got engaged. They lost a million people during the war with Iraq, and they’ve got a long and unprotectable, unsecurable border. So it was in their vital interest to be deeply involved inside Iraq. They tolerated our attacks on the Baathists. They were happy we captured Saddam Hussein.
    But they’re building up their own network of influence, and to cement it, they occasionally give some military assistance and training and advice, either directly or indirectly, to both the insurgents and to the militias. And in that sense, it’s not exactly parallel, because there has been, I believe, continuous Iranian engagement, some of it legitimate, some of it illegitimate. I mean, you can hardly fault Iran because they’re offering to do eye operations for Iraqis who need medical attention. That’s not an offense that you can go to war over, perhaps. But it is an effort to gain influence.
    And the administration has stubbornly refused to talk with Iran about their perception, in part because they don’t want to pay the price with their domestic — our US domestic political base, the rightwing base, but also because they don’t want to legitimate a government that they’ve been trying to overthrow. If you were Iran, you’d probably believe that you were mostly already at war with the United States anyway, since we’ve asserted that their government needs regime change, and we’ve asked congress to appropriate $75 million to do it, and we are supporting terrorist groups, apparently, who are infiltrating and blowing up things inside Iraq — Iran. And if we’re not doing it, let’s put it this way: we’re probably cognizant of it and encouraging it. So it’s not surprising that we’re moving to a point of confrontation and crisis with Iran.
    My point on this is not that the Iranians are good guys — they’re not — but that you shouldn’t use force, except as a last, last, last resort. There is a military option, but it’s a bad one.
    AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to get your response to Seymour Hersh’s piece in The New Yorkerto two key points this week, reporting the Pentagon’s established a special planning group within the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to plan a bombing attack on Iran, that this is coming as the Bush administration and Saudi Arabia are pumping money for covert operations into many areas of the Middle East, including Lebanon, Syria, and Iran, in an effort to strengthen Saudi-supported Sunni Islam groups and weaken Iranian-backed Shias — some of the covert money has been given to jihadist groups in Lebanon with ties to al-Qaeda — fighting the Shias by funding with Prince Bandar and then with US money not approved by Congress, funding the Sunnis connected to al-Qaeda.
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I don’t have any direct information to confirm it or deny it. It’s certainly plausible. The Saudis have taken a more active role. You know, the Saudis have —
    AMY GOODMAN: You were just in Saudi Arabia.
    AMY GOODMAN: You just came back from Saudi Arabia.
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Yeah. Well, the Saudis have basically recognized that they have an enormous stake in the outcome in Iraq, and they don’t particularly trust the judgment of the United States in this area. We haven’t exactly proved our competence in Iraq. So they’re trying to take matters into their own hands.
    The real danger is, and one of the reasons this is so complicated is because — let’s say we did follow the desires of some people who say, “Just pull out, and pull out now.” Well, yeah. We could mechanically do that. It would be ugly, and it might take three or four months, but you could line up the battalions on the road one by one, and you could put the gunners in the Humvees and load and cock their weapons and shoot their way out of Iraq. You’d have a few roadside bombs. But if you line everybody up there won’t be any roadside bombs. Maybe some sniping. You can fly helicopters over, do your air cover. You’d probably get safely out of there. But when you leave, the Saudis have got to find someone to fight the Shias. Who are they going to find? Al-Qaeda, because the groups of Sunnis who would be extremists and willing to fight would probably be the groups connected to al-Qaeda. So one of the weird inconsistencies in this is that were we to get out early, we’d be intensifying the threat against us of a super powerful Sunni extremist group, which was now legitimated by overt Saudi funding in an effort to hang onto a toehold inside Iraq and block Iranian expansionism.
    AMY GOODMAN: And interestingly, today, John Negroponte has just become the number two man, resigning his post as National Intelligence Director to go to the State Department, Seymour Hersh says, because of his discomfort that the administration’s covert actions in the Middle East so closely echo the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s, and Negroponte was involved with that.
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I’m sure there are a lot of reasons why John would go back to the State Department. John’s a good — he’s a good man. But, you know, the question is, in government is, can you — are you bigger than your job? Because if you’re not bigger than your job, you get trapped by the pressures of events and processes into going along with actions that you know you shouldn’t. And I don’t know. I don’t know why he left the National Intelligence Director’s position. He started in the State Department. Maybe he’s got a fondness to return and finish off his career in State.
    AMY GOODMAN: Can you talk about — do you know who the generals are, who are threatening to resign if the United States attacks Iran?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: No, I don’t. No, I don’t. And I don’t want to know.
    AMY GOODMAN: Do you agree with them?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I’ll put it this way. On Labor Day weekend of 1994, when I was the J5 — I was a three-star general. I was in the Pentagon. And it was a Saturday morning, and so I was in the office. Walt Kross was the director of the Joint Staff, and he was in the office. And I think it was either Howell Estes or Jack Sheehan who was the J3 at the time. The three of us — I think it was Jack still on the job for the last couple of days. And the three of us were in Shalikashvili’s office about 11:00 in the morning on a Saturday morning, and he had just come back from a White House meeting. And he was all fired up in the way that Shali could be. And he said, “So,” he said, “we will see who will be the real soldiers this weekend! There’s much work to be done! This operation on Haiti has to be completed! The planning must be done correctly, and it must be done this weekend! So we will see who are the real soldiers!”
    Then the phone buzzed, and he got up from this little round table the four of us were sitting at to take the call from the White House. We started looking at each other. We said, “Gosh, I wonder where this came from.” I mean, we were all getting ready to check out of the building in an hour or so. We had finished off the messages and paperwork. And we just usually got together because there was normally a crisis every Saturday anyway, and so we normally would come in for the Saturday morning crisis. And so, Shali came back, and so I said to him, I said, “Well, sir, we’ve been talking amongst ourselves, and we’re happy to work all weekend to get all this done, but this is just a drill, right, on Haiti?”
    He looked at me, and he said, “Wes,” he said, “this is no drill.” He said, “I’m not authorized to tell you this. But,” he said “the decision has been made, and the United States will invade Haiti. The date is the 20th” — I think it was this date — “of the 20th of September. And the planning must be done, and it must be done now. And if any of you have reservations about this, this is the time to leave.” So I looked at Jack, and I looked at Walt. They looked at me. I mean, we kind of shrugged our shoulders and said, “OK, if you want to invade Haiti, I mean, it’s not illegal. It’s not the country we’d most like to invade. The opposition there consists of five armored vehicles. But sure, I mean, if the President says to do it, yeah, we’re not going resign over it.” And so, we didn’t resign. Nobody resigned.
    But Shali was a very smart man. He knew. He knew he was bigger than his job, and he knew that you had to ask yourself the moral, legal and ethical questions first. And so, I’m encouraged by the fact that some of these generals have said this about Iran. They should be asking these questions first.
AMY GOODMAN: General Wesley Clark. He says he thinks about running for president again every day. We’ll come back to my interview with him in a minute.
AMY GOODMAN: We go back to my interview with General Wesley Clark.
    AMY GOODMAN: What about the soldiers who are saying no to going to Iraq right now?
    AMY GOODMAN: To going to Iraq. People like First Lieutenant Ehren Watada, first commissioned officer to say no to deploy. And they just declared a mistrial in his court-martial. He will face another court-martial in a few weeks. What do you think of these young men and women — there are now thousands — who are refusing? But, for example, Ehren Watada, who says he feels it’s wrong. He feels it’s illegal and immoral, and he doesn’t want to lead men and women there.
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I think, you know, he’s certainly made a personally courageous statement. And he’ll pay with the consequences of it.
    AMY GOODMAN: Do you think he should have to go to jail for that?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I think that you have to have an effective armed forces. And I think that it’s not up to the men and women in the Armed Forces to choose where they’ll go to war, because at the very time you need the Armed Forces the most is — there will be a certain number of people who will see it the other way. And so, I support his right to refuse to go, and I support the government’s effort to bring charges against him. This is the way the system works.
    Now, the difference is, the case that I described with Shalikashvili is, we would have been given the chance to retire. We would have left our jobs. We might not have retired as three-star generals, because we hadn’t done our duty. But we weren’t in the same circumstance that he is, so there wasn’t necessarily going to be charges brought against us.
    But an armed forces has to have discipline. It’s a voluntary organization to join. But it’s not voluntary unless it’s illegal. And you can bring — the trouble with Iraq is it’s not illegal. It was authorized by the United States Congress. It was authorized by the United Nations Security Council resolution. It’s an illegitimate war, but not an illegal war.
    AMY GOODMAN: Do you think it’s wrong?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: It’s wrong to fight in Iraq? Well, I think it’s a mistake. I think it’s a bad strategy. I think it’s brought us a lot of grief, and it will bring us a lot more grief. I think it’s been a tremendous distraction from the war on terror, a diversion of resources, and it’s reinforced our enemies. But on the other hand, his case is a moral case, not a legal case. And if you’re going to be a conscientious objector morally like this, then what makes it commendable is that you’ll take your stand on principle and pay the price. If there’s no price to be paid for it, then the courage of your act isn’t self-evident. So he’s taken a very personally courageous stand. But on the other hand, you have to also appreciate the fact that the Armed Forces has to be able to function.
    So, you know, in World War I in France, there were a series of terribly misplaced offensives, and they brought — they failed again and again and again. The French took incredible losses. And these were conscript armies. And after one of these failures, a group of thousands of soldiers simply said, “We’re not doing this again. It’s wrong.” You know what the French did? They did what they call decimation. They lined up the troops. They took every tenth soldier, and they shot them. Now, the general who ordered that, he suffered some severe repercussions, personally, morally, but after that the soldiers in France didn’t disobey. Had the army disintegrated at that point, Germany would have occupied France. So when you’re dealing with the use of force, there is an element of compulsion in the Armed Forces.
    AMY GOODMAN: But if the politicians will not stop it — as you pointed out, the Democrats joined with the Republicans in authorizing the war — then it’s quite significant, I think, that you, as a general, are saying that this man has taken a courageous act. Then it’s up to the people who are being sent to go to say no.
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Yeah. But the courage that we need is not his courage. We need the courage of the leaders in the United States government: the generals who could affect the policy, the people in Congress who could force the President to change his strategy. That’s the current — that’s the courage that’s needed.
    AMY GOODMAN: And how could they do that?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, you start with a non-binding resolution in the United States Congress, and you build your momentum from there. And you keep hammering it. The Congress has three principal powers. It has the power to appoint, power to investigate, power to fund. And you go after all three. On all three fronts, you find out what the President needs, until he takes it seriously. I think it’s a difficult maneuver to use a scalpel and say, “Well, we’re going to support funding, but we’re not going to support funding for the surge,” because that’s requiring a degree of micro-management that Congress can’t do.
    But you can certainly put enough squeeze on the President that he finally calls in the leaders of the Congress and says, “OK, OK, what’s it going to take? I’ve got to get my White House budget passed. I’ve got to get thirty judges, federal judges, confirmed. I’ve got to get these federal prosecutors — you know, the ones that I caused to resign so I could handle it — they’ve got to get replacements in place. What do I have to do to get some support here?” I mean, it could be done. It’s hard bare-knuckle government.
    AMY GOODMAN: Do you think Congress should stop funding the war?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: I think Congress should take a strong stand to get the strategy changed. I don’t think that if you cut off funding for the war, it’s in the — right now that’s not in the United States’ interest. What is in the United States’ interest is to change the strategy in the war. You cannot succeed by simply stopping the funding and saying, “You’ve got six months to get the Americans out.” That’s not going to end the misery in Iraq. It’s not going to restore the lives that have been lost. And it’s not going to give us the power in the region to prevent later threats.
    What we do have to do is have a strategy that uses all the elements of America’s power: diplomatic, economic, legal and military. I would send a high-level diplomatic team into the region right now. I’d have no-holds-barred and no-preconditioned discussion with Iran and Syria. And I would let it be known that I’ve got in my bag all the tricks, including putting another 50,000 troops in Iraq and pulling all 150,000 troops out. And we’re going to reach an agreement on a statement of principles that brings stability and peace and order to the region. So let’s just sit down and start doing it. Now, that could be done with the right administrative leadership. It just hasn’t been done.
    You know, think of it this way. You’re on a ship crossing the Atlantic. It’s a new ship. And it’s at night. And you’re looking out ahead of the ship, and you notice that there’s a part of the horizon. It’s a beautiful, starry night, except that there’s a part of the horizon, a sort of a regular hump out there where there are no stars visible. And you notice, as the ship plows through the water at thirty knots, that this area where there are no stars is getting larger. And finally, it hits you that there must be something out there that’s blocking the starlight, like an iceberg. So you run to the captain. And you say, “Captain, captain, there’s an iceberg, and we’re driving right toward it.” And he says, “Look, I can’t be bothered with the iceberg right now. We’re having an argument about the number of deck chairs on the fore deck versus the aft deck.” And you say, “But you’re going to hit an iceberg.” He says, “I’m sorry. Get out of here.” So you go to the first officer, and he says, “I’m fighting with the captain on the number of deck chairs.”
    You know, we’re approaching an iceberg in the Middle East in our policy, and we’ve got Congress and the United States — and the President of the United States fighting over troop strength in Iraq. It’s the wrong issue. The issue is the strategy, not the troop strength.
    AMY GOODMAN: General Clark, do you think Guantanamo Bay should be closed?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Absolutely.
    AMY GOODMAN: If Congress cut off funds for the prison there, it would be closed. Should they?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I think the first thing Congress should do is repeal the Military Commissions Act. I’m very disturbed that a number of people who are looking at the highest office in the land have supported an act which advertently or inadvertently authorizes the admission into evidence of information gained through torture. That’s not the America that I believe in. And the America that I believe in doesn’t detain people indefinitely without charges. So I’d start with the Military Commissions Act.
    Then I’d get our NATO allies into the act. They’ve said they don’t like Guantanamo either. So I’d like to create an international tribunal, not a kangaroo court of military commissions. And let’s go back through the evidence. And let’s lay it out. Who are these people that have been held down there? And what have they been held for? And which ones can be released? And which ones should be tried in court and convicted?
    You see, essentially, you cannot win the war on terror by military force. It is first and foremost a battle of ideas. It is secondly a law enforcement effort and a cooperative effort among nations. And only as a last resort do you use military force. This president has distorted the capabilities of the United States Armed Forces. He’s used our men and women in uniform improperly in Guantanamo and engaged in actions that I think are totally against the Uniform Code of Military Justice and against what we stand for as the American people.
    AMY GOODMAN: Do you think that President Bush should be impeached?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I think we ought to do first thing’s first, which is, we really need to understand and finish the job that Congress started with respect to the Iraq war investigation. Do you remember that there was going to be a study released by the Senate, that the senator from Iowa or from Kansas who was the Republican head of the Senate Intelligence Committee was going to do this study to determine whether the administration had, in fact, misused the intelligence information to mislead us into the war with Iraq? Well, I’ve never seen that study. I’d like to know where that study is. I’d like to know why we’ve spent three years investigating Scooter Libby, when we should have been investigating why this country went to war in Iraq.
    AMY GOODMAN: The Center for Constitutional Rights has filed a complaint against Donald Rumsfeld, General Miller and others in a German court, because they have universal jurisdiction. Do you think that Donald Rumsfeld should be tried for war crimes?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I’d like to see what the evidence is against Rumsfeld. I do know this, that there was a lot of pressure put on the men and women in uniform to come up with intelligence. I remember — I think it was either General Sanchez or General Abizaid, who stated that we don’t need more troops — this is the fall of 2003 — we just need better information. Well, to me, that was immediate code words that we were really trying to soak these people for information.
    And it’s only a short step from there to all the kinds of mistreatment that occur at places like Abu Ghraib. So we know that Al Gonzales wrote a couple of really — or authored, or his people authored and he approved, a couple of outrageous memos that attempted to define torture as deliberately inflicted pain, the equivalent of the loss of a major bodily organ or limb, which is — it’s not an adequate definition of torture. And we know that he authorized, to some degree, some coercive methods, which we have — and we know President Bush himself accepted implicitly in a signing statement to a 2005 act on military detainees that he would use whatever methods were appropriate or necessary. So there’s been some official condoning of these actions.
    I think it’s a violation of international law and a violation of American law and a violation of the principles of good government in America. There have always been evidences of mistreatment of prisoners. Every army has probably done it in history. But our country hasn’t ever done it as a matter of deliberate policy. George Washington told his soldiers, when they captured the Hessians and the men wanted to run them through, because the Hessians were brutal and ruthless, he said, “No, treat them well.” He said, “They’ll join our side.” And many of them did. It was a smart policy, not only the right thing to do, but a smart policy to treat the enemy well. We’ve made countless enemies in that part of the world by the way we’ve treated people and disregarded them. It’s bad, bad policy.
    AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to ask — you’re a FOX News contributor now?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Oh, at least.
    AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to ask you what you think of the dean of West Point, Brigadier General Patrick Finnegan, together with a military interrogator named Tony Lagouranis and the group Human Rights First, going to the heads of the program 24, very popular hit show on FOX, to tell them that what they’re doing on this program, glorifying torture, is inspiring young men and women to go to Iraq and torture soldiers there, and to stop it?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: And not only that, but it doesn’t work. Yeah, Pat Finnegan is one of my heroes.
    AMY GOODMAN: So what do you think about that?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: I think it’s great.
    AMY GOODMAN: And have you been involved in the conversation internally at FOX, which runs24, to stop it?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, as far as I know, they actually put out a call to all the writers in Hollywood. My son’s a writer, and he was one of them who got a call. They were all told: stop talking about torture. It doesn’t work. So I think it was an effective move by Pat Finnegan.
    AMY GOODMAN: So you support it?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Absolutely.
AMY GOODMAN: General Wesley Clark. I’m interviewing him at the 92nd Street Y. We’re going to come back to the conclusion of that interview in a minute.
AMY GOODMAN: General Wesley Clark recently edited a series of books about famous US generals: Grant, LeMay, Patton and Eisenhower. When I interviewed him at the 92nd Street Y, I asked him a question about the presidency of General Dwight Eisenhower
    AMY GOODMAN: 1953 was also a seminal date for today, and that was when Kermit Roosevelt, the grandson of Teddy Roosevelt, went to Iran and led a coup against Mohammed Mossadegh under Eisenhower.
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: People make mistakes. And one of the mistakes that the United States consistently made was that it could intervene and somehow adjust people’s governments, especially in the Middle East. I don’t know why we felt that — you can understand Latin America, because Latin America was always an area in which people would come to the United States, say, “You’ve got to help us down there. These are banditos, and they don’t know anything. And, you know, they don’t have a government. Just intervene and save our property.” And the United States did it a lot in the ’20s. Of course, Eisenhower was part of that culture. He had seen it.
    But in the Middle East, we had never been there. We established a relationship during World War II, of course, to keep the Germans out of Iran. And so, the Soviets and the Brits put an Allied mission together. At the end of World War II, the Soviets didn’t want to withdraw, and Truman called their bluff in the United Nations. And Eisenhower knew all of this. And Iran somehow became incorporated into the American defense perimeter. And so, his view would have been, we couldn’t allow a communist to take over.
    AMY GOODMAN: But wasn’t it more about British Petroleum?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Oh, it’s always — there are always interests. The truth is, about the Middle East is, had there been no oil there, it would be like Africa. Nobody is threatening to intervene in Africa. The problem is the opposite. We keep asking for people to intervene and stop it. There’s no question that the presence of petroleum throughout the region has sparked great power involvement. Whether that was the specific motivation for the coup or not, I can’t tell you. But there was definitely — there’s always been this attitude that somehow we could intervene and use force in the region. I mean, that was true with — I mean, imagine us arming and creating the Mujahideen to keep the Soviets out of Afghanistan. Why would we think we could do that? But we did. And, you know, my lesson on it is, whenever you use force, there are unintended consequences, so you should use force as a last resort. Whether it’s overt or covert, you pay enormous consequences for using force.
    AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to ask you about what you think of the response to Jimmy Carter’s book, Peace, Not Apartheid.
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I’m sorry to say I haven’t read the book. And it’s one of the things I’ve been meaning to read, and I just haven’t. I will tell you this, that we’re in a very, very difficult position in Israel. I say “we,” because every American president has committed to the protection and survival of the state of Israel. And I think that’s right. And I certainly feel that way, and I’m a very strong supporter of Israel.
    But somehow we’ve got to move off top dead center in terms of these discussions with the Palestinians. And this administration has failed to lead. They came into office basically determined not to do anything that Bill Clinton did. I think that was the basic guideline. And so, they have allowed unremitting violence between Israel and the Palestinians with hardly an effort to stop that through US leadership. And now, it’s almost too late. So Condi was over there the other day, and she didn’t achieve what she wanted to achieve, and people want to blame the Saudis. But at least the Saudis tried to do something at Mecca by putting together a unity government. So I fault the administration.
    Jimmy Carter has taken a lot of heat from people. I don’t know exactly what he said in the book. But people are very sensitive about Israel in this country. And I understand that. A lot of my friends have explained it to me and have explained to me the psychology of people who were in this country and saw what was happening in World War II, and maybe they didn’t feel like they spoke out strongly enough, soon enough, to stop it. And it’s not going to happen again.
    AMY GOODMAN: General Clark, I wanted to ask you a tough question about journalists.
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, now, that would be the first tough question you’ve asked me tonight.
    AMY GOODMAN: There are more than a hundred journalists and media workers in Iraq who have died. And particularly hard hit are Arab journalists. I mean, you had Tariq Ayoub, the Al Jazeera reporter, who died on the roof of Al Jazeera when the US military shelled Al Jazeera, then went on to shell the Palestine Hotel and killed two reporters, a Reuters cameraman and one from Telecinco in Spain named Jose Couso. Many Arab journalists feel like they have been targeted, the idea of shooting the messenger. But this tough question goes back to your being Supreme Allied Commander in Yugoslavia and the bombing of Radio Television Serbia. Do you regret that that happened, that you did that?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: No, I don’t regret that at all. That was part of the Serb command and control network. And not only that, I was asked to take out that television by a lot of important political leaders. And before I took it out, I twice warned the Serbs we were going to take it out. We stopped, at one news conference in the Pentagon, we planted the question to get the attention of the Serbs, that we were going to target Serb Radio and Television.
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Yeah. And that night, in fact, Milosevic got the warning, because he summoned all the foreign journalists to come to a special mandatory party at RTS that night. But we weren’t bombing that night. We put the word out twice before we actually I did it.
    AMY GOODMAN: You told CNN, which was also there, to leave?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: I told — I used — I think I used CNN to plant the story and to leak it at the Pentagon press conference. But we didn’t tell anyone specifically to leave. What we told them was it’s now a target. And it was Milosevic who determined that he would keep people there in the middle of the night just so there would be someone killed if we struck it. So we struck it during the hours where there were not supposed to be anybody there.
    AMY GOODMAN: But you killed civilians.
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Six people died.
    AMY GOODMAN: I think sixteen. But I think it’s the media — it’s the beauticians, the technicians. It was a civilian target.
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Yeah, they were ordered to stay there by Milosevic. Yeah.
    AMY GOODMAN: But it was a civilian target.
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: It was not a civilian target. It was a military target. It was part of the Serb command and control network
    AMY GOODMAN: What do you think of Amnesty International calling it a war crime?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I think it was investigated by the International Criminal Tribunal in Yugoslavia and found to be a legitimate target. So I think it’s perfectly alright for Amnesty International to have their say, but everything we did was approved by lawyers, and every target was blessed. We would not have committed a war crime.
    AMY GOODMAN: Upon reflection now and knowing who died there, the young people, the people who worked for RTS, who — as you said, if Milosevic wanted people to stay there, they were just following orders.
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, it was a tragedy. But I’ll tell you something. If you want to talk about tragedies, how about this one? We bombed what we thought was a Serb police station in Kosovo. We saw the Serb vehicles. We flew unmanned aerial vehicles over it. And we did everything we could to identify it. And we found that there were Serb police vehicles parked there at night, so we sent an F-16 in, dropped two 500-pound laser-guided bombs and took it out. We killed eighty Albanians who had been imprisoned by the Serbs there. They were trying to escape, and the Serbs locked them up in this farmhouse and surrounded them with vehicles. So, I regret every single innocent person who died, and I prayed every night that there wouldn’t be any innocent people who died. But this is why I say you must use force only as a last resort.
    I told this story to the high school kids earlier, but it bears repeating, I guess. We had a malfunction with a cluster bomb unit, and a couple of grenades fell on a schoolyard, and some, I think three, schoolchildren were killed in Nish. And two weeks later, I got a letter from a Serb grandfather. He said, “You’ve killed my granddaughter.” He said, “I hate you for this, and I’ll kill you.” And I got this in the middle of the war. And it made me very, very sad. We certainly never wanted to do anything like that. But in war, accidents happen. And that’s why you shouldn’t undertake military operations unless every other alternative has been exhausted, because innocent people do die. And I think the United States military was as humane and careful as it possibly could have been in the Kosovo campaign. But still, civilians died. And I’ll always regret that.
    AMY GOODMAN: Do you think cluster bombs should be banned?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: You know, we used, I think 1,400-plus cluster bombs. And there’s a time when you have to use cluster bombs: when they’re the most appropriate and humane weapon. But I think you have to control the use very carefully. And I think we did in Yugoslavia.
    AMY GOODMAN: Right now, the US has rejected an international call to ban the use of cluster bombs. On Friday, forty-six countries were in Oslo to develop a new international treaty to ban the use of cluster munitions by — I think it’s 2008. Would you support that?
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, you know, people who are against war often make the case by trying to attack the weapons of war and stripping away the legitimacy of those weapons. I’ve participated in some of that. I’d like to get rid of landmines. I did participate in getting rid of laser blinding weapons. And I was part of the team that put together the agreement that got rid of laser blinding weapons. I’d like to get rid of nuclear weapons. But I can’t agree with those who say that force has no place in international affairs. It simply does for this country. And I would like to work to make it so that it doesn’t. But the truth is, for now it does. And so, I can’t go against giving our men and women in uniform the appropriate weapons they need to fight, to fight effectively to succeed on the battlefield, and to minimize their own casualties.
    AMY GOODMAN: Well, we’ll have to leave it there. I thank you very much, General Wesley Clark.
    GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you.
AMY GOODMAN: General Wesley Clark. I interviewed him at the 92nd Street Y, the cultural center here in New York, on the publication of the Great General Series, on Grant, LeMay, Patton and Eisenhower.