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June 06, 2008

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David

I'm having flashbacks to the Guardian's complaints about the isolationism of Bush.......

Abilama

Galloway on Hamas TV gives advice how to overthrow Arab regimes and "destroy Israel six days"

Subject: George Galloway Says "Ground Will Move in the Middle East" ("When Obama Is Elected"}

George Galloway Says "Ground Will Move in the Middle East" (When Obama Is Elected)
http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/06/george-galloway-says-ground-will-move.html

Arab Puppet Presidents and Corrupt Kings Will Discover That the Ground Has Moved under their Feet in November.

George Galloway
Al-Aqsa TV- The Voice of Hamas
Via MEMRI TV:

Hat Tip Larwyn


George Galloway speaks about the November election and Barack Obama changing the Middle East on Al-Aqsa TV, via MEMRI:


Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza) - May 2, 2008 - 00:04:19 :
British MP George Galloway to Hamas TV: I Pray for the Safety of Barack Obama.

Arab Puppet Presidents and Corrupt Kings Will Discover That the Ground Has Moved under their Feet in November:

Following is an interview with British MP George Galloway, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on May 2, 2008:

George Galloway: I hope that the new presidency in the United States... I pray for the safety of Barack Obama, and I pray that he can shift the United States attitude to this question. But as you know, Palestine cannot free itself. It is a small country against a huge superpower. The real problem is not in Palestine. It's not even in London or Washington. The real problem is in the Arab world. From Marrakesh to Bahrain – 300 million Arabs, oil at 136 dollars per barrel... If the Arabs wanted to solve this Palestine problem, they could do so in six days.

The Americans are not in a position to intervene anywhere in the Arab world, because they have been defeated by the muqawama [resistance] in Iraq. And so, sunk in this swamp in Iraq and in Afghanistan, the U.S. is no longer able to assist its puppets in the Middle East. So as we come towards the November elections, and the real prospect of a significant victory for Obama, everyone will have to re-find their footing, and these puppet presidents and corrupt kings may discover that the ground has moved under their feet, Allah willing.

So we have to change the policy of the United States, through our work in Europe, through a change in the attitude, or a change of the leaders of the Arab world, to show the United States that it must change its policy in the region. After all, if the United States can take everything she wants from the Arabs, and still follow a policy of cutting throats of the Arabs – why to change? If you can have whatever you want, and do whatever you want – well, why to change?
When Galloway says that Barack Obama will "shake up" the Middle East--
Be assured that he is not talking about spreading democracy like President Bush.

posted by Gateway Pundit at 6/05/2008 02:23:00 PM | 9 comments links to this post Trackback
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Abilama

Iranian Terrorists Identified at Mecca Conference: Wiesenthal Centre Alerted Int

SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTRE - EUROPE
66 rue Laugier - 75017 Paris
Tel. +33-147237637 - Fax: +33-147208401
e-mail: csweurope@gmail.com


BREAKING NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Iranian Terrorists Identified at Mecca Conference: Wiesenthal Centre Alerted Interpol and Called for Argentine Detention Request to Riyadh


Paris, 6 June 2008


INTERPOL last September issued "red notice" international arrest warrants
for 8 Iranians and 1 Lebanese Hizbollah terrorist, indicted by the Argentine
Government for complicity in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Community
in Buenos Aires that left over 100 dead and maimed.

These included former President Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and his
advisor, Mohsen Rezai. According to PRESS TV of Iran
(www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=58449§ionid=351020101), Rezai - currently
Secretary of Iran's Expediency Council - is accompanying Rafsanjani on a
State visit to Saudi Arabia.

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr
Shimon Samuels, advised INTERPOL Secretary-General, Ronald K. Noble, that
"both are in Mecca by invitation of Saudi officials, ironically to attend a
Muslim world conference to establish principles for contact with other
religions, including Judaism", and urged him "to call on Riyadh, as a
signatory to INTERPOL, to abide by its international commitments and to
immediately detain, at least, Mohsen Rezai until an extradition order can be
obtained from Argentina."

He added that "INTERPOL is best placed to apprise the Saudi authorities
that, perhaps unwittingly, they are granting shelter to international
terrorists and must act accordingly."

In parallel, the Centre's Latin American Representative, Sergio Widder,
requested Argentine Foreign Minister, Jorge Taiana, to demand the immediate
detention of Rafsanjani and Rezai and to take the necessary measures for
their extradition to Argentina for trial."

The Special Prosecutor in charge of the AMIA bombing investigation, Alberto
Nisman, has confirmed to the Centre that the Argentine request to Saudi
Arabia is now in process.

"The Wiesenthal Centre is especially saddened that, by the presence of these
antisemitic terrorists, the Saudi much-vaunted Muslim interfaith conference
has been betrayed", noted the Centre's officials.


For further information, please contact Shimon Samuels at +33.609.77.01.58
or Sergio Widder at +54911.44251306

Abilama

Obama's brilliant career as Defender of Israel lasts about one day

http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/021288.php

Obama's brilliant career as Defender of Israel lasts about one day
He backs away from his undivided Jerusalem comment. "Obama clarifies united J'lem comment," by Hillary Leila Krieger for the Jerusalem Post, June 6 (thanks to Infidels Are Cool):

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama did not rule out Palestinian sovereignty over parts of Jerusalem when he called for Israel's capital to remain "undivided," his campaign told The Jerusalem Post Thursday.
"Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided," Obama declared Wednesday, to rousing applause from the 7,000-plus attendees at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference.

But a campaign adviser clarified Thursday that Obama believes "Jerusalem is a final status issue, which means it has to be negotiated between the two parties" as part of "an agreement that they both can live with."

"Two principles should apply to any outcome," which the adviser gave as: "Jerusalem remains Israel's capital and it's not going to be divided by barbed wire and checkpoints as it was in 1948-1967."

He refused, however, to rule out other configurations, such as the city also serving as the capital of a Palestinian state or Palestinian sovereignty over Arab neighborhoods.

"Beyond those principles, all other aspects are for the two parties to agree at final status negotiations," the Obama adviser said.

Many on the right of the political spectrum among America's Jews welcomed Obama's remarks at AIPAC, but the clarification of his position left several cold.

"The Orthodox Union is extremely disappointed in this revision of Senator Obama's important statement about Jerusalem," said Nathan Diament, director of public policy for the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations. He had sent out a release Wednesday applauding Obama's Jerusalem remarks in front of AIPAC.

"In the current context, everyone understands that saying 'Jerusalem... must remain undivided' means that the holy city must remain unified under Israeli rule, as it has been since 1967," Diament explained.

"If Senator Obama intended his remarks at AIPAC to be understood in this way, he said nothing that would reasonably lead to such a different interpretation."

Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America and another Jewish activist who had originally lauded Obama's statement, now called the candidate's words "troubling."

"It means he used the term inappropriately, possibly to mislead strong supporters of Israel that he supports something he doesn't really believe," Klein charged....


Yep.

Posted by Robert at June 5, 2008 9:13 PM




Abilama

BREAKING: Devastating Video Discovery-- Obama Associate Talks About His Pro-Palestinian Background

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/06/breaking-devastating-video-palestinian.html

Palestinian activist, Ali Abunimah, discussed Barack Obama's overnight switch from Pro-Palestinian activist to supporter of Israel.

FOX News released this segment of the interview on Special Report with Brit Hume:

There is more of this video interview at Democracy Now!

Ali Abunimah is the co-founder of the online Pro-Palestinian publication The Electronic Intifada and the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse.

Here is part of the transcript from the interview with Democracy Now from January:


AMY GOODMAN: Ali Abunimah, I wanted to ask you about the candidates in the United States. You’re speaking to us from Chicago, so let’s start with Barack Obama. The stances of the presidential Democratic and Republican candidates on the Israel-Palestine conflict. I can’t remember when in a debate they were asked about the mounting crisis there.

ALI ABUNIMAH: I don’t know if they’ve been asked in a debate, but whenever they have been asked, they have all gone out of their way to express full support for what Israel is doing. Barack Obama is not distinguished from the rest of the pack, except by for how far he has moved to try to appease AIPAC and pro-Israel movements.

I remember, Amy—I knew Barack Obama for many years as my state senator—when he used to attend events in the Palestinian community in Chicago all the time.

I remember personally introducing him onstage in 1999, when we had a major community fundraiser for the community center in Deheisha refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. And that’s just one example of how Barack Obama used to be very comfortable speaking up for and being associated with Palestinian rights and opposing the Israeli occupation. And just yesterday, he apparently sent a letter to Zalmay Khalilzad, the US ambassador at the UN, to urge the US not to allow any resolution to pass criticizing Israel and saying how Israel was forced to impose this barbaric medieval siege on Israel.

None of the other candidates in the mainstream have spoken out for Palestinian rights. The only ones who have taken forceful positions opposing the current US strategy are Dennis Kucinich on the Democratic side and Ron Paul on the Republican side. The mainstream are all perfectly comfortable with the war crimes that Israel is committing, no matter how much they talk about human rights elsewhere.

Barack and Michelle Obama and Professor Edward Said at a May 1998 Arab community event in Chicago at which Edward Said gave the keynote speech. (Bill Baar's West Side)

The Electronic Intifada reported earlier on how Obama suddenly learned to love Israel.

More... Shocker!! Obama took the endorsement of the Pro-PLO Socialist Party.

And... There is also news out tonight on the Nation of Islam members on the Obama payroll.

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Roger

Obama: 'The Way We Were Are?'

Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama will speak to AIPAC on Wednesday in his continuing effort to persuade those Jews who have not yet had a lobotomy to prevent them from pulling the "R" lever in the voting both that they can really feel comfortable voting for him. But can we? This interview with 'Palestinian-American activist' Ali Abunimah from January 2008 ought to give us all pause. Let's go to the videotape and then I'll have a few comments (Hat Tip: Hot Air).




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaD_SOR-mXo

Abunimah is not just a 'Palestinian-American activist.' This is from an article by Lee Kaplan that I blogged back in April:

But Ali Abunimah is more than just some “Palestinian activist” based in Chicago, the same location as Reverend Wright and the Trinity United Church of Christ. He is, in fact, one of the founders of the fiercely anti-Semitic ISM Arab group Al Awda, the Palestine Right of Return Coalition. Abunimah is a high level international leader of the ISM for the Arabs who travels extensively between Chicago, Europe and Ramallah.

Al Awda in Arabic means “The Return,” and the group not only calls for the complete destruction of Israel, even denying Israel’s current existence on its website and urging boycotts against not only Israelis, but American Jews and their businesses, but also calls for specifically supporting Arab terrorists in Iraq who kill US soldiers. Among its more than 130 chapters across the US and Canada, Al Awda’s New Jersey chapter is led by a young woman named Charlotte Kates who has called Israeli children killed by suicide bombers “fair game.” The ISM’s Al Awda openly supports terrorism as “legitimate resistance” in ISM revolutionary lingo.

Al Awda’s anti-Semitism has also linked to neo-Nazi groups in promoting the boycott and divestment from Israel on American campuses and in the US business community. It became so virulent that the group was booted by the UC Riverside campus administration from holding an international conference on that campus last year. Ali Abunimah, even today, is featured on the Al Awda website supporting terrorism against Israelis because he considers that “nonviolence is overrated.” In short, Obama saw no problem being lobbied in the past by someone who openly promotes terrorism and discrimination against Jewish-Americans.
And unlike the infamous Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Obama hasn't even pretended to throw Abunimah 'under the bus.' Obama just professes concern about Israel's security. But is it real? People have questioned the sincerity of Obama's rejection of Wright - and with good reason. If so, what can we say about his 'ignoring' - and not even rejecting - Abunimah? How do we explain this statement by Abunimah?

The last time I spoke to Obama was in the winter of 2004 at a gathering in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. He was in the midst of a primary campaign to secure the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate seat he now occupies. But at that time polls showed him trailing.

As he came in from the cold and took off his coat, I went up to greet him. He responded warmly, and volunteered, "Hey, I'm sorry I haven't said more about Palestine right now, but we are in a tough primary race. I'm hoping when things calm down I can be more up front." He referred to my activism, including columns I was contributing to the The Chicago Tribune critical of Israeli and US policy, "Keep up the good work!"
And how do we explain this?

But Obama's gradual shift into the AIPAC camp had begun as early as 2002 as he planned his move from small time Illinois politics to the national scene. In 2003, Forward reported on how he had "been courting the pro-Israel constituency." He co-sponsored an amendment to the Illinois Pension Code allowing the state of Illinois to lend money to the Israeli government. Among his early backers was Penny Pritzker -- now his national campaign finance chair -- scion of the liberal but staunchly Zionist family that owns the Hyatt hotel chain. (The Hyatt Regency hotel on Mount Scopus was built on land forcibly expropriated from Palestinian owners after Israel occupied East Jerusalem in 1967). He has also appointed several prominent pro-Israel advisors.

Obama has also been close to some prominent Arab Americans, and has received their best advice. His decisive trajectory reinforces a lesson that politically weak constituencies have learned many times: access to people with power alone does not translate into influence over policy. Money and votes, but especially money, channelled through sophisticated and coordinated networks that can "bundle" small donations into million dollar chunks are what buy influence on policy. Currently, advocates of Palestinian rights are very far from having such networks at their disposal. Unless they go out and do the hard work to build them, or to support meaningful campaign finance reform, whispering in the ears of politicians will have little impact. (For what it's worth, I did my part. I recently met with Obama's legislative aide, and wrote to Obama urging a more balanced policy towards Palestine.)

If disappointing, given his historically close relations to Palestinian-Americans, Obama's about-face is not surprising. He is merely doing what he thinks is necessary to get elected and he will continue doing it as long as it keeps him in power. Palestinian-Americans are in the same position as civil libertarians who watched with dismay as Obama voted to reauthorize the USA Patriot Act, or immigrant rights advocates who were horrified as he voted in favor of a Republican bill to authorize the construction of a 700-mile fence on the border with Mexico.
Obama won't be asked to explain the statements above at the AIPAC meeting on Wednesday. He won't be asked to explain the picture below of himself and his wife Michelle with the late Edward Said and his wife. But the Jewish community needs to be asking itself whether we can support a man who until very recently was demonstrably more pro-'Palestinian' than pro-Israel, and whose claimed abandonment of that value scale may be solely a matter of political expediency. I submit that we cannot.

More on this story from Pamela, Midwest Jim and Yid with Lid.

Can it be that it was all so simple then, or has time rewritten every line, and if we had the chance to do it all again, tell me would we? Could we?


JC

Ha ha, and you complain about the calibre of commentators at CiF!?

Matty

In one instance Mr Cut-n-paste has forgotten to remove the datestamp of the original blogpost and the part mentioning the number of comments it had received.

Matty

In fact, he seems to have done this several times.

I think the above multi-poster may be one of the dozens of American partisans likely (after a spot of googling or blogosphere surfing) to descend on any blog post mentioning Obama or McCain with similar cut-n-paste jobs in an attempt to rubbish their chosen enemy. Oliver might need to do a spot of pruning if he's going to be mentioning the US Presidential elections a lot.

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