Saturday, February 28, 2009

Organ Harvesting Atrocities: Identifying Kosovo Albanian Butchers

On Monday, Serbia’s War Crimes Prosecution positively identified eight members of Kosovo Albanian terrorist organization KLA (UCK), who were photographed with their victims, Kosovo and Metohija Serbs, kidnapped during and after NATO aggression against Serbia who, prior to being killed or left to die in agony, had their vital organs extracted for sale.
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Friday, February 27, 2009

DIALOGUE WITH DENIERS: SCHRÖDER IN TEHRAN

by John Rosenthal
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder used the occasion of his four day visit in Tehran last week to criticize Iranian Holocaust denial. “The Holocaust is a historical fact,” Schröder is reported to have said in a speech to the Iranian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, “and it makes no sense to deny this unparalleled crime.” This was perhaps intended as friendly advice, since Schröder evidently does not believe that the Iranian government’s Holocaust denial or its associated threats against Israel are any reason to curtail relations with Iran. The venue that Schröder chose to make his remarks is revealing in this regard. As it so happens, Schröder is the Honorary Chair of the Near and Middle East Association (NUMOV): a German business association that seeks to facilitate German-Iranian trade and that opposes sanctions against Iran.
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Thursday, February 26, 2009

German mayoral candidate calls for anti-Israel boycott

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT, BERLIN
A candidate for mayor of Duisburg, a German city with some 500,000 residents in North Rhine-Westphalia state, is promoting a campaign to boycott Israeli merchandise.
"Each one of us can contribute, for example by boycotting Israeli products, to increasing pressure for different policies," the regional daily Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ) quoted Hermann Dierkes, the Left Party mayoral candidate, as saying.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Turkish anti-Israel mini-series aired

Picture: German politicians with a Turkish Flag
A new Turkish television miniseries being broadcast throughout the Arab world depicts Israel supporting the Turkish mafia to spread prostitution and drugs throughout the country.
The series comes a month after relations between Israel and Turkey hit a nadir after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been a leading and vitriolic critic of Israel's recent military offensive against Hamas in Gaza, stormed out of a panel discussion with President Shimon Peres at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

GERMAN BUSINESS'S HOLOCAUST DENIAL... DENIAL

Picture: management circle ag
by John Rosenthal
German trade with Iran is booming. According to official statistics, German exports to Iran increased 10.5% over the first eleven months of 2008, reaching a total volume of some €3.6 billion. This works out to nearly €4 billion extrapolated over a full year. At this rate, Germany should have easily maintained its position as Iran’s second most important supplier in strict value terms and undoubtedly its most important when qualitative considerations are taken into account. German exports largely consist of machine goods that are crucial to Iranian industry. (It should be noted, moreover, that the number one spot in monetary terms is held by the United Arab Emirates, which is widely believed to serve as a transit country for Iranian imports originating elsewhere, including in Germany.)
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Monday, February 23, 2009

Dutch news show slammed for anti-Israel bias

The Dutch state-funded news show The Nos Journal intentionally demonized Israel during the last Gaza war, according to an Israel Facts report. Yochanan Visser, a monitor of Dutch media for the Israel Facts organization, spent the entirety of the Gaza war watching The Nos Journal's methods of reporting on Operation Cast Lead.
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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Patriotism, the Unbearable Pain of Serbophobes

Serbian NGOs “1389″ and “Obraz” said leader of the malignant secessionist party League of Social-Democrats of Vojvodina (LSV), Nenad Čanak, instrumentalized and empowered by the West to further dismember Serbian state and sever Vojvodina region from it, is hiding behind the facade of an “antifascist” while aggressively lobbying for total destruction of Serbia.
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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Schröder's Teheran visit kicks up storm

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
Former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder - an opponent of sanctions against Iran - met with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Teheran on Saturday. The visit of Schröder, who led a Social Democratic government between 1998 and 2005, was sharply criticized by the Central Council of Jews in German and members of the German parliament.
"Mr. Schröder inflicts great damage on the reputation of the German government and the Federal Republic of Germany, Stephan Kramer, the council's general secretary, told the Neuen Presse newspaper.
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Friday, February 20, 2009

The Hague Farce

After an attempt to impose a “defense council” to Vojislav Šešelj that would leave him silent and defenseless has failed, after the restriction of Šešelj’s communication with his defense team in Serbia also failed to impede his arguments, and as NATO found another reason to continue persecuting leader of the Serbian opposition party, while holding him imprisoned for six years — this time for “contempt” of their court, the Kangaroo Court in the Hague grasped for the last straw: adjourning the sham proceedings against Vojislav Šešelj — indefinitely.
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Kosovo Experiment, a Fatal Blow to World Order

Dr. Hannes Hofbauer, Austrian publicist, historian and reporter, author of the book “Kosovo Experiment, Return to Colonialism,” said unilaterally proclaimed independence of southern Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija has dealt a fatal blow to the post-war world order. He explained the goal of powers with renewed imperial appetites is to establish non-Slavic centers in the Slavic lands, to assert control over all the mineral and natural resources and, at the same time, to experiment with those regions.
Hofbauer told Tanjug he titled his book “Kosovo Experiment” because he finds it is indeed an experiment of redefining the international law for the first time since 1945.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ahtisaan, Alcatraz and Queen’s Liars

Britain hailed Tuesday the “huge progress” made by Priština Albanians in the year since they unilaterally declared independence of southern Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija.
“The last year has seen huge progress. Kosovo’s leaders have established lasting democratic institutions,” British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said, without cracking up or breaking down in violent convulsions.
Sadly, no measure of Miliband’s unexpectedly exhibited humorous streak can cover up the abysmal failure of a criminal project of tearing up Serbia, heartily backed by his state, apparently still eager to colonize far and wide.
Less inclined towards comedy, Germans note “dismal reports” on a year-long experiment of mafia state on Serbian territory.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wiesenthal Center to Barclay's Bank: "If second Israeli banned - cancel your Sponsorship of 'Dubai Apartheid Tennis Tournament'"

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is urging Barclays Bank to immediately drop its sponsorship of the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships if Dubai denies Israeli tennis pro Andy Ram from entering their country.
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Serbs on Israeli-Hamas Conflict

A letter Prime Minister of the Serb Republic (Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina) Milorad Dodik had sent to President Shimon Peres in the midst of the worldwide anti-Israeli demonstrations, offering “full support to the Israeli effort to ensure security and peace to the Israeli people,” provoked an expected avalanche of criticism by the Bosnian Muslims, going as far as accusing the Serb PM of “justifying the policy of killing innocent civilians pursued in this region by his idols as personified by Radovan Karadžić and Ratko Mladić”.
A small detail about Palestinian Hamas taking an active part in the Bosnian civil war alongside Izetbegović’s jihadis, was conveniently forgotten.
Serb daily Glas Srpske reported some “members of the Hamas terrorist organization,” which participated in the civil war in Bosnia on behalf of Bosnian Muslims, also took part in anti-Israeli protests in Sarajevo, “where they were seen chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ [God is great].”
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Monday, February 16, 2009

German center 'ignored' anti-Semitism

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JPOST CORRESPONDENT, BERLIN
Rising disaffection with the direction of the publicly funded Berlin Center for Research on Anti-Semitism has intensified since it organized a conference equating hatred of Jews with discrimination against Muslims in December.
The center's indifference to the high levels of left-wing and Islamic anti-Semitism in Germany in particular, and in Europe in general, during the IDF's recent offensive against Hamas in Gaza drew sharp criticism from prominent Germans, including a Christian Democratic Union deputy, as well as the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem.
"The [Berlin] center is largely fixated on classic anti-Semitism, right-wing extremism. Left-wing anti-Semitism and Islamic anti-Semitism are largely ignored," Kristina Köhler, a CDU lawmaker and a leading parliamentary expert on Islam, integration and extremism, told The Jerusalem Post last week.
The center was "blind" if it avoided addressing the new forms of anti-Semitism, Köhler said.
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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Stand Upright or Grovel?

By David Binder
It took Germany and the Germans at least half a century — two generations — to overcome the international opprobrium it acquired during the dozen years of Nazi rule. For Fascist Italy , Imperial Japan and Stalinist Russia the durations of infamy were shorter for a variety of reasons. But in all these cases a residue of disgust remains among survivors and relatives of the concentration camps, gulags and other scenes of brutality and repression even into the new millennium.
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A German-American who stood up

The recent wave of anti-Semitic outbursts in various countries raises important questions about how to respond effectively to such assaults. A little-known episode that took place 65 years ago last week, involving a German-American high school principal, may provide some guidance.
The latest outrages have included the planting of a bomb at the Lutzk Progressive Jewish Congregation, in the Ukrainian city of Kiev; the mob attack on the Tiferet Israel Synagogue in Caracas, Venezuela; an eightfold increase in anti-Semitic attacks in England; and shouts of "Hamas! Hamas! Jews to the gas!" at a rally in Amsterdam.
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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Germany: Muslim gets life term for honor killing of his sister -- family members assault journalists and attempt suicide

Love is in the air. The family (picture)said she bore the guilt for her own murder. And the murderer yelled "that had the trial taken place in Kabul, Afghanistan, he would have already been released long ago." Ahmed-Sobair O. must be some kind of Islamophobe; otherwise he would know that honor killing has nothing to do with Islam, and that therefore the good Muslims in Afghanistan would not let him off easy for such a crime.
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"Freedom go to hell": Condell on the Wilders banning in Britain


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Friday, February 13, 2009

Oops, Mrs Wenzel Did It Again

Anti-Semitism is for the prosecutor Sabine Wenzel covered by the German constitution (as reported) .Also defamation of Islam - critics is covered by the constitution. That made Mrs. Wenzel clear in the case of University Professor Dr. Hartmut Krauss . Krauss is a prominent German critic of Islam.
In a letter published on the Internet and addressed to the ASTA (students council) of the Ruhr-University Bochum, the DKP (German Communist Party) blamed Mr Krauss "a for his racist positions known professor" and that his alleged "culturalist racism" grows into "biological racism". Furthermore, it was alleged that, "Krauss, modernizes the Nazi-myth of a threat to western civilization by the invasion of the "Asian population masses."
In November 2008 the attorney of Mr Krauss demanded criminal charges against the DKP because of defamation at the prosecutor's office in Bochum, West Ring 8, 44787 Bochum (picture). In a letter dated January 21, 2009, the competent prosecutor,Mrs Wenzel, informed him that she has ordered stay of criminal charges against the German Communist Party.The defamation was allowed because of the Article 5I GG of the German Constitution which ensures the free speech.
But we will show, that for Mrs Wenzel, the free speech is only allowed for anti-Semites and enemies of Islam- critics.
Source: eussner.net
To be continued

Thursday, February 12, 2009

German prosecutor allows anti-Semitism because of the free speech

Picture: Muslim Markt
A Bochum prosecutor has ordered stay of criminal charges brought against Jamal Karsli (picture), the ex-Syrian and former Member of the Parliament of Northrhine-Westphalia. The prosecutor, Ms. Sabine Wenzel, argued that the behavior of Mr Karsli was allowed because of the Article 5I GG of the German Constitution which ensures the free speech.

What had Mr Karsli done ?

"Child murderer Israel," "Woman Murderer Israel," "Gas the Jews", "Send Jews to the gas chambers": These were the slogans of an anti- Israel rally organized by an obscure "Islamic Herten Initiative" on 10 January this year in Recklinghausen. The ex-Green and ex-FDP (Free Democratic Party) MP Jamal Karsli stood on the City Hall stairs and shouted to the present "peace activists" into the microphone: "We are all Hamas', ie members of a terrorist organization.

It was not the first time that Karsli's anti-Semitism appeared. In 2005 he gave an interview to the Syrian television Syrian TV, where he said that there is a "Zionist lobby in Germany".

The social scientist Dr. Thomas Tartsch spoke of a scandal that Ms Wenzel has ordered stay of criminal charges brought against Mr. Karsli.
But it is not the first scandal the Bochum prosecutor, Ms Wenzel, has caused.
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German paper: Not so bad ! "Forced marriage" or "honor killing" were during centuries traditions of the European nobility

The Berliner Zeitung practices Islam- critics bashing
and informs its readers about the Religion of Peace:
Kelek, author of populist islam critical treatises such as "Foreign Bride" or "The Lost Sons" fills in Schirrmacher's Feuilleton half a newspaper page with two or three terms like "forced marriage" or "honor killing" without the slightest hint that these folkways were...during centuries traditions of the European nobility.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

British lord joins UK Islamists in praising Erdogan

By JONNY PAUL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT IN LONDON
The UK's first Muslim life peer has joined forces with a number of British-based Islamists to sign a letter praising Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who walked out of a recent debate after a bitter argument with President Shimon Peres over Gaza.
Lord Nazir Ahmed recently led a delegation to the Turkish Embassy in London to pay tribute to Erdogan for walking off the stage during the appearance with Peres at last month's Davos Conference, according to a London-based think tank, the Center for Social Cohesion (CSC).
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30 Years of Islamic Republic = 30 Years of Terror

STOP THE BOMB criticizes Raiffeisen’s involvement in Iran and warns of belittling Chatami
STOP THE BOMB, a non-partisan coalition against conducting business with Iran, seizes on a recent report published in the “Wall Street Journal” stating that Raiffeisen Zentralbank has absorbed transactions of key European banks that had shut down their operations in Iran. STOP THE BOMB spokeswoman Simone Dinah Hartmann protests: “If it is true that Raiffeisen takes over Iran based transactions of other banks, this constitutes an active circumvention of all efforts made toward a policy of effective sanctions – a line of action that businesses like Siemens or OMV have been known for in the past.” Four days ago Ali Larijani, chairman of the Iranian parliament, has provided new proof for the necessity of sanctions against the Iranian regime, which celebrates the anniversary of the Islamic revolution today. At the security conference in Munich, he defended President Ahmadinejad’s denial of the Holocaust.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Wilders barred from UK: "would threaten community harmony and therefore public security"

Free Speech Death Watch Update: dhimmitude is triumphant today in the UK. Britain's Muslim peer, Lord Nazir Ahmed, threatened to mobilize 10,000 Muslims to protest Wilders' appearance and the showing of Fitna in the British Parliament. Instead of standing up to this thuggery, telling Lord Ahmed that the public order will be protected and making it clear that the British government would protect the freedom of speech as a cornerstone of free society, the British have caved:
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Who is Prosecuting NATO War Criminals?

Serbian National Movement 1389 and The People’s Movement of Serbia have sent a letter to the president of the Belgrade District Court, requesting that the public gets informed on the progress of a lawsuit against 14 leaders of NATO-member states who took part in the aggression against Serbia from March 24 to July 11, 1999.
“Entire decade after NATO aggression there is no legal verdict issued against the war criminals responsible for the deaths of some 2,500 citizens. After the suspension of an earlier verdict by the Supreme Court, discontinuing the process on behalf of the District Court and after the suspension of the Military courts, it is unclear whether and before which tribunal the process against NATO criminals is being conducted. In accordance with the Law on Assuming the Authority of the Military Courts, the case should have been returned to the Belgrade District Court in 2004″, the statement issued by the SNM 1389 said.
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Monday, February 09, 2009

Bernard Kouchner, Corrupt Lackey

France’s current Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner is accused of bigotry, corruption and robbing the African countries for personal gain, while the Serbs from Kosovo and Metohija province charge him with far more grievous crimes — condoning ferocious pogroms of Kosovo Serbs and involvement in the atrocious harvesting of vital organs from kidnapped Serbs for sale, by the Albanian terrorists and mafia.
In a book published a week ago, one of France’s most experienced investigative journalists Pierre Pean describes Kouchner as a lackey of U.S. neoconservatives and a wheeler-dealer who used his political positions of power to secure lucrative contracts from impoverished countries.
The bulk of the criticism in “The World According to K.” is leveled at Kouchner’s biased policy positions, siding with American interests to misrepresent the conflicts in Rwanda, Darfur and former Yugoslavia. Pean points to the “cynicism of Kouchner’s doctrine which culminated in his engagement in the wars in former Yugoslavia, in advocating NATO bombardment [of Serbia] and invasion of Iraq in 2003, behind which was his siding with American interests”.
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What is considered extremist in today's Germany?


By CLEMENS HENI
If Arabs, other Muslims and their German friends scream "Death to the Jews," or "Israel - children killer", that's fine. If two lonely guys stick an Israeli flag in a bedroom window on a street where such anti-Semites pass, the police react immediately and confiscate the flag. That's what happened in the city of Duisburg on January 10. In an interview with the Ruhr-Nachrichten newspaper, the head of the Verfassungsschutz (protection of the constitution) in the German Federal Land North Rhine-Westphalia, Hartmut Möller (picture), accused a group of so-called "anti-Germans" of being a dangerous element, "extremists". Those particular anti-Germans are otherwise known as friends of Israel and the US.
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Turkey’s Dangerous Decline

As the wave of lawfare against Israel, post-Gaza war, intensifies, the Associated Press reported on Friday that “Turkish prosecutors said…they were investigating whether Israeli leaders should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity over the military offensive in the Gaza Strip…. the probe was opened after Mazlum-Der, an Islamic-oriented human rights organization in Turkey, filed an official complaint against Israeli leaders
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Sunday, February 08, 2009

'For us, it's an honor to support Hamas'

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JPOST CORRESPONDENT IN BERLIN, AND AP
Iran's parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani defended the Holocaust denial statements of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and stressed Teheran's support for Hamas at the annual Munich Conference on Security Policy on Friday.
Responding to Larijani's comments about the Shoah, Pierre Lellouche, a French legislator attending the conference, noted it was unlawful in France to deny the crimes of the Holocaust.
"In Iran, we don't have the same sensitivities," countered Larijani, who formerly served as Iran's chief nuclear negotiator.
Larijani's brother, Mohammad Javad Ardashir Larijani, himself a former politician, denied the Holocaust at a transatlantic security conference organized by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin last June.
The lack of an immediate public condemnation from the German Foreign Ministry last summer prompted outrage from Jewish organizations abroad and the Central Council of Jews in Germany.
While Holocaust denial is a criminal offense in Germany, the public prosecutor did not charge Mohammad Larijani with inciting hate.
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Saturday, February 07, 2009

German head of the Constitution criminalizes pro-Israel protesters

The head of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution of the German federal state North Rhine - Westphalia, Hartwig Möller (Picture), has criminalized pro-Israel and pro-USA protesters. In an interview with the newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten, he described the presentation of an Israel - Flag in a violent Islamists - rally in Duisburg as "targeted provocation". The flag was removed by the police (as reported). Mr Möller blames so-called anti-Germans for the hanging of the Israeli flag. In the interview Möller said:
Center of the political objectives of the anti-Germans is the unconditional support of Israel and thus Israel's protective power USA.

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Kosovo talks about UN plan, not Ahtisaari

Chief of the UN’s Kosovo mission, Lamberto Zannier, told the Albanian separatists in the province that talks between Pristina and Belgrade will include UN and other international players and that the talks will be about the six point plan adopted at the UN and not the Ahtisaari plan which promised the separatists “supervised” independence. “My interpretation
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Friday, February 06, 2009

EP Resolution Unacceptable


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European Parliament on Thursday passed resolution on Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija, welcoming “successful deployment of EULEX throughout the territory of Kosovo”, rejecting the “possibility of partitioning of Kosovo” and calling European Union member states which have not recognized unilaterally proclaimed independence of southern Serbian province of Kosovo to do so.
The resolution also says that “transitional arrangements negotiated between the UN and the Serbian Government will need to be reviewed in the light of developments on the ground, once EULEX has reached full operational capability”.
Proposed by the Dutch liberal MEP Joost Lagendijk, the report was adopted with 424 votes in favor, 133 against and 24 abstentions at the European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg.
The adoption of this document provoked stormy reactions in Serbia, where Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić warned resolution is unacceptable for Serbia, being in contravention of the Constitution and the international law.
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German Convert to Islam Jailed for Synagogue Attack

PARIS — A French court sentenced a German convert to Islam to 18 years in prison Thursday for his role in the bombing of a synagogue in Tunisia that killed 21 people nearly eight years ago.
Christian Ganczarski, 42, (Picture) maintained that he had nothing to do with the attack on the Tunisian resort island of Djerba. However, the French court ruled that Ganczarski gave the "green light" to the Tunisian suicide bomber who carried out the attack.
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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Sending Gitmo Grads to Europe: A Suicidal Proposition

by John Rosenthal
There has been much talk recently of sending Guantánamo detainees to Europe. The measure is supposed to apply to detainees who have been cleared for release, but who cannot be returned to their home countries on account of human rights concerns. It has been pushed, notably, by the Austrian professor and UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, as a way of “helping” to shut down Guantánamo. (On Nowak’s role, see my article here.) In an open letter to Barack Obama published before the inauguration on the website of the German magazine Spiegel, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier appeared to endorse the idea and he has since expressly stated that Germany should be prepared to host some of the detainees. The “international community” will not “abandon” the new administration in the task of dealing with released detainees, Steinmeier promised.
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How Europe's Companies Are Feeding Iran's Bomb

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
From today's Wall Street Journal Europe.
While the U.S. has ratcheted up its efforts to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear arms, the Islamic Republic is reaping a windfall from European companies. These firms' deals aid a regime that is bent on developing nuclear weapons and which financially supports the terror organizations Hamas and Hezbollah.
The Austrian oil giant OMV is itching to implement a €22 billion agreement signed in April 2007 to produce liquefied natural gas from Iran's South Pars gas field; at last May's annual shareholder meeting, Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Ruttenstorfer said OMV was only waiting for "political change in the U.S.A." Raiffeisen Zentralbank, Austria's third-largest bank, is active in Iran and, according to a story by the Journal's Glenn Simpson last February, has absorbed the transactions of key European banks that shut down their operations in Iran. And in late January Paolo Scaroni, CEO of Italian energy corporation Eni SpA, told the Associated Press that his firm will continue to fulfill its contractual obligations in Iran and feels no external pressure to sever ties with Iran's energy sector.
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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Kosovo Albanian Organ Harvesting Atrocity, New Testimonies

Former KLA fighter claims that kidnapped and imprisoned Kosovo Serbs had their organs extracted for sale not only in Albania, but also on the ships sailing through the international waters, as well as in Italy, North Africa and Middle East.
In its latest edition, Belgrade weekly NIN carries statement of a mercenary and former member of the KLA (UCK, Kosovo Albanian terrorist formation) with initials I.T, who testified about transporting one group of captured Kosovo Serbs to Tirana and Durres in Albania where, with the help of “common” human traffickers, he transferred them to a ship which sailed out to international waters of Adriatic Sea.
According to the witness, that is where surgeons, mainly from Western countries, “dismantled them to their constituent parts”, as the operation of extracting vital organs for sale was referred to by the KLA.
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German Chancellor Calls on Pope to Publicly Reject Holocaust Denial

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Pope Benedict XVI to make a "very clear" rejection of Holocaust denials after the Vatican's rehabilitation of a former bishop who questioned whether 6 million Jews were gassed by the Nazis.
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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Berlin Berlinale

The Club of Iranian and European Filmmakers (CIEF) and STOP THE BOMB invite to the following event:
"Thanks to Kosslick: A Red Carpet for Ahmadinejad".
The event takes place on February 2nd, 2009 at 8 pm at the "Filmbühne am Steinplatz" (Hardenbergstr. 12, U+S Zoologischer Garten) in Berlin.
At the event we will underline the demands of the Open letter that director of the Berlinale Dieter Kosslick steps back and that the Iranian movies should be taken off the Berlinale.
Schedule:
Javad Assadian (Exil-Iranian PEN-Club): Pictures and Poem in rememberance of our friend and colleague Ramin Molai, who died on January 19th 2009 in exile in Berlin.

Tobias Ebbrecht (Movie theorist and researcher): On the movie "Letters to the President" about Ahmadinejad, on the European-Iranian "cultural dialogue" and the current Iranian cinema. Lecture with videoclips.

Kia Kiarostami (Iranian Filmmaker and Producer in Exile): On the Iranian system of movie production and the protests during the Berlinale.

Arman Nadjm (Iranian Filmmaker in Exile): Shows his short movie "Returning Home".

Chair: Doris Akrap, Editor of the Berlin Weekly Jungle World.

Date: Wednesday, February 4 2009

Start: 8 pm

Location: Filmbühne am Steinplatz, Hardenbergstr. 12, Berlin-Charlottenburg (U+S Zoologischer Garten)

The Open Letter can be read here:


www.dradio.de/dkultur/sendungen/thema/910722/ (German)

Jews check Armenian genocide stance

An official with a leading American Jewish organization told the The Jerusalem Post on Monday that a deterioration in Israel-Turkey relations might prompt his group and others to reconsider Armenian efforts to win recognition of the century-old Turkish massacres as genocide.
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Monday, February 02, 2009

Israel may reject Turkish arms request

As Turkish-Israeli diplomatic relations continue to crumble, the close ties between the two countries in other areas are being reexamined as well.
The Defense Ministry is considering rejecting a number of requests by Turkey to purchase advanced Israeli-made military platforms, officials told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday.
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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Iran: Give Erdogan a Nobel Peace Prize

A senior Iranian cleric called on Sunday for Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his 'courageous act' at the World Economic Forum in which he and President Shimon Peres faced off over the situation with the Gaza Strip, the Iranian state radio IRNA reported.
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