FROM PHOENIX, ARIZONAMIDDLE EAST AFFAIRS
1. The Forgotten War II: Kurds,
Dozens of Kurds, Iraqis
Slaughtered Like Lambs, in Silence
2. U.N. Panel: Iraq Sanctions Must Go
3. Satellite Images of Israeli Nuclear Reactor Published
4. Israel Hunts for US Intelligence Officer: A “Mata Hari”-
“Jonathan Pollard” Soap?
5. UAE: Muslims Who Helped Destroy Serb
Kosovo, Now Finance 50 New Mosques
1. Dozens of Kurds, Iraqis Slaughtered by U.S, Turkish Planes in
Silence, Like Lambs
IRBIL, SAMAWA, Aug. 13-15 - Just as the Democratic National Convention was getting under way in Los Angeles, the U.S. and Turkish pilots rained death and destruction on innocent Iraqi and Kurdish civilians.
On Aug. 15, for example, 38 Kurdish civilians, including children, were killed near Irbil (see the map) in northern Iraq when Turkish warplanes attacked a camp of herdsmen and their families, according to a statement released in Cairo by the Kurdish Democratic Party. More than 40 people were injured. American AWACS planes coordinated the Turkish attacks.
The Iraqi Kurdish
satellite television channel, Kurdistan TV, showed the wounded, several of
them small children, lying on hospital beds in the regional capital (Irbil),
their heads and limbs in bandages and slings.
grazing our animals in the summer pastures," said one woman.
"Suddenly the planes flew over, then they flew back again, and
there were explosions everywhere. I don't know what happened then, but
everything was covered in blood."
Two days earlier, two Iraqi civilians were killed and 19 wounded in the southern Iraqi town of Samawa, 175 miles south of Baghdad, when U.S. planes, for the second day in a row, bombed what the Pentagon termed to be “a government warehouse.”
But a Reuters
photographer at the scene said there were no Iraqi military units in the
area. The photographer
reported the U.S. or British planes flying over the site some 16 hours
after the strike. A part of
the warehouse was destroyed while rooms used to store food and six nearby
houses were badly damaged.
spokesman said the U.S. used precision weapons in order to minimize
“collateral damage” to nearby civilians.
But Iraqi trade
minister, Mohammed Mehdi Saleh, said the raid was “another criminal act
... against a facility providing food and services to the people of
Muthana province," according to Reuters.
reporters in Baghdad that the warehouse and storage rooms contained food
and other material imported under the oil-for-food program with the United
Nations. He said Saudi Arabia
and Kuwait, who house U.S. and British bases, were partners in the raid.
Between Dec. 17,
1998 and Aug. 16, 2000, the U.S and U.K military aircraft have flown a
total of 23,407 sorties over Iraq. Of
that total, 18,749 were from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and 4,658 from
Turkey. Iraq says around 300 civilians have been killed and 900
wounded in these attacks.
TiM Ed.: And have you heard or seen anything about these crimes against humanity in the headlines or on the front pages of the “free media” in the country that calls itself the “leader of the free world?” If so, please tell us when and where.
As far as we are concerned, these tragic stories were basically “AWOL” from the Americans’ TV screens and newspapers. Even the newspapers that did carry the wire reports, such as that by Reuters, gave them only a couple of inches of news space, buried deep within the inside pages.
Meanwhile the establishment media headlines and the splashy front page news fed the American public the Hillary-Bill-Al-Joe Demo-soap from Los Angeles. Or was it a donkey soup? J Can’t be sure. But the aftertaste was bad, just the same.
No surprise there. When Bill Clinton ran into trouble with the Congress over his lewd Lewinsky affair in December 1998, he launched another series of air strikes against Iraq (see "Klinton's Amerika, Israel's Tomahawk," TiM GW Bulletin 98/12-7, Dec. 21, 1998).
And the Clinton administration has been doing it with
amazing regularity ever since. Check
out, for example, "The
Forgotten War: Another Anglo-American Genocide" - Aug. 14, 1999,
a TiM Bulletin about the bombing of Iraq published almost exactly one year
ago. Or our next story, about
the devastating impact of the genocidal U.S.-led U.N. sanctions against
Iraq, now in their 11th year.
U.N. Panel: Iraq Sanctions Must Go
GENEVA, Aug. 18
- The United Nations Sub-Commission on the Protection and Promotion of
Human Rights, composed of experts named by their respective governments,
issued the appeal in two resolutions adopted at its annual meeting in
Geneva, the BBC News reported on Aug. 18.
It said the
sanctions, imposed 10 years ago after Iraq invaded Kuwait, had
"condemned an innocent people to hunger, disease, ignorance and even
A report to the
panel by a Belgian law professor, Marc Bossuyt, said the sanctions were
"unequivocally illegal". He said they had caused a humanitarian
disaster "comparable to the worst catastrophes of the past
The report was
attacked by the United States as "incorrect, biased and
U.S. says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is to blame for the suffering of
The UN human
rights body said statistics showed the oil-for-food program was meeting
"only part of the vital needs of the (Iraqi) population".
The UN resolution cited the 1949 Geneva Conventions, which it said
"prohibit the starving of civilian populations and the destruction of
what is indispensable to their survival."
TiM Ed.: Well, but
that was back in 1949, when the world was a lot more civilized than today.
The TiM Serb readers in particular, at least those who have
survived over eight years of similarly deadly sanctions, supposedly aimed
at Slobodan Milosevic, should find the genocidal parallels of the New
World Order tactics eerily familiar.
And just as frightening.
Images of Israeli Nuclear Reactor Published
19 - New satellite
pictures of Israel's nuclear reactor were published on the front page of
an Israeli mass-circulation newspaper Friday (Aug. 18), according to an
Associated Press report. “It
is a sign that the country's nuclear weapons capability is being discussed
here with increasing openness after decades of silence,” the AP said.
The Yediot Ahronot
daily said the high-resolution pictures came from the Federation of
American Scientists Internet Web site. The pictures, taken July 4 by
IKONOS, a civilian satellite, were sold on the Internet by Space Imaging
It has long been
assumed that Israel manufactures nuclear weapons at the Dimona reactor in
the southern Negev Desert, though Israel has never admitted it, sticking
to a policy of nuclear ambiguity.
In 1986, Mordechai
Vanunu, who worked as a technician at Dimona, was sentenced to 18 years in
prison for giving pictures taken inside the reactor to The Sunday Times of
London. Based on the photographs, experts said at the time that Israel had
the world's sixth-largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.
In the photographs
published Friday, the reactor's dome is clearly visible in the largest
picture in the paper, along with the rest of the buildings in the complex.
In a second photo spread, on an inside page, Yediot Ahronot provided a
five-panel illustration entitled, "How to make a bomb."
Earlier this week,
Israel television broadcast satellite photos of Dimona taken in 1968 and
1971, also provided by the Federation of American Scientists Web site. A
report on the site said the new pictures show that the capacity of the
reactor has not been increased.
Which means that Israel may have built up to 200 weapons at the most,
according to estimates of the FAS scientists.
Which means that Israel may have built up to 200 weapons at the most, according to estimates of the FAS scientists.
Up to now,
Israel's military censor has prevented local outlets from using pictures
of the reactor. But the Internet cannot be controlled, said David Ronen of
the censor's office in Jerusalem. "If it's taken from the Internet,
it can be printed, as long as the source is noted," Ronen said.
Israel's official policy about nuclear weapons is "opacity," statements meant to leave all the possibilities open without admitting anything. There has been only sporadic debate about the issue, and the anti-nuclear lobby in Israel is tiny.
TiM Ed.: Which
nevertheless proves, that Israel today has freer media than any other
western country that boasts its supposed "freedom of the press."
Israel Hunts for US Intelligence Officer: A “Mata Hari”-“Jonathan
LONDON, Aug. 21
- An American military intelligence officer with an Israeli girlfriend,
who went AWOL from his base in San Antonio, Texas, is being hunted in
A U.S. embassy
spokesman told The Independent in London that the Israelis were
co-operating with attempts to locate Lt-Col Jeremiah Mattysse, 49, an army
reserve officer, who failed to report back from vacation on August 8.
Lt-Col Mattysse commanded the army reserve intelligence support center at
Camp Bullis, San Antonio, which trained reservists in intelligence work.
Joseph Hanley, a US army spokesman, said that "because of his
background, [his disappearance] is of heightened concern".
who lives in Israel and says she is Lt-Col Mattysse's girlfriend, told
local newspapers that he had been devoted to Israel since converting to
Judaism 10 years ago.
TiM Ed.: Oh, so we have the makings of a cross between a “Mata Hari” and a “Jonathan Pollard” story here? “Devoted to Israel?” At the expense of the U.S., perhaps?
Oh, please… Spare us the charade. Why bother asking the Israeli police to hunt down a mere lieutenant-colonel? Why not summon the Washington, DC, police to put behind bars the folks who are a far greater threat to our national security? The heads of the Clinton administration, of course (see “Spies Galore, Enemy Within, Foxes at the Gate” - May 13, 2000). That would be not only much more cost-effective; it would be much more national security-effective.
Why not let the colonel enjoy his love and the Israeli sun? Unless, of course, his girlfriend is also in cahoots with Mossad and the Clinton administration?
“Mata Hari Returns to Hollywood from Tel Aviv!” Can’t you just see the headline following the next Steven Spoofberg soap opera?
UAE: Muslims Who Helped Destroy Serb Churches in Kosovo, Now Finance 50
PRISTINA, Aug. 19 - Sorry to have to fling you so suddenly from the delights of the Hollywood soap to the reality of today’s Kosovo. But the Reuters news wire reported on Aug. 19 that the United Arab Emirates defense minister had “offered to build 50 mosques in Kosovo at his own expense.”
So far so good. In fact, wonderful. At least someone in the Muslim world is trying to entice the Kosovo Albanian terrorists from their drug-dealing, crime-infested world to entering the house of God.
Not so fast, though, as TiM reader from Canada, who had sent us the above story, warns.
For, the next sentence of this Reuters release said that, the “project would be carried out with the help of the UAE troops serving in the NATO-led peacekeeping force.”
The United Arab Emirates is a NATO country?
It is as much “NATO” as were the Jordanian or the Pakistani (Muslim) “peacekeepers” in Kosovo who brutally shut down a Serb radio station last week, and participated in the British seizure of the Serb mine in Kosovo last week (see “British-led NATO Troops Seize Serb Mine in Kosovo”). Or as were the Iranians during the Bosnian war.
The only thing that binds all these Muslims “peacekeepers” is their hatred of the Serbian Orthodox Christian - Serbs! And the New World Order money that helps them translate their hatreds into geopolitical gains (see the “Anti-Christian Crusades of the 20th Century”).
But how did the 1,250 UAE troops get to Kosovo? The same way as the Musliim “mujahideens” got into Bosnia in the 1990s. Only less subversively. In both cases, however, with the help of Washington’s “Ayatollah Klintonmeini”.
But wait a minute… Remember how all hell that broke loose (inside NATO) when some 250 Russian soldiers showed up and took the Pristina airport on June 11, 1999? (see http://www.truthinmedia.org/Kosovo/Peace/ps1.html, among other TiM stories about that).
Yes, but they were Russian. Meaning Orthodox Christian.
Oh, but religion is not supposed to make any difference in the globalist-atheist, multi-cultural New World Order of the ostriches, sheep, and sardines?
Maybe not. But it seems to anyway…
You see, these same United Arab Emirates “peacekeepers,” that NATO had somehow illegally managed to inject into Kosovo, and whose minister wants to charitably build 50 mosques in this Serbian province, are directly responsible for the destruction of the St. Nicholas Vucitrn Serbian Orthodox church, according to the Raska and Prizren Serb Diocese.
well-informed sources, the Diocese of Raska and Prizren has learned that
the church was ‘secured’ by no less than 20 Arab troops who permitted
Albanian terrorists to carry out an attack on the Church. During the
previous destruction of the church of St. Nicholas in [the Vucitrn village
of] Banjska [on January 30, 2000], the Diocese learned from well-informed
sources that the attack was coordinated with Arab troops which withdrew at
the decisive moment and permitted the terrorists to destroy the church.”
TiM Ed.: As in America, the foxes are guarding the chickens in Kosovo, too. For how much longer are we going to put up with that?
Also, check out... Djurdjevic's WASHINGTON TIMES columns: "Christianity Under Siege," "Silence Over Persecuted Christians", "Chinese Dragon Wagging Macedonian Tail," "An Ugly Double Standard in Kosovo Conflict?", "NATO's Bullyboys", "Kosovo: Why Are We Involved?", and "Ginning Up Another Crisis"