Thursday, April 30, 2009

German creationist cell planned September 11 anniversary attacks -- no, wait...

Duesseldorf. Four suspected Islamic militants on trial for plotting to kill Americans in Germany discussed carrying out bombings on the sixth anniversary of 9/11, police said Wednesday.
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Germany's Schröder promoting trade with Iran

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JPOST CORRESPONDENT IN BERLIN
The German Near and Middle East Association (NUMOV), an NGO whose honorary chairman is former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder, is promoting billions of euros of trade between German companies and Iran.
NUMOV's Web site displays an invitation to next week's fifth annual German-Middle East Round Table: FOCUS IRAN.
In an e-mail to The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday, Wolfram Trost, a spokesman for the Siemens energy giant, confirmed that "Siemens will participate within the framework of the NUMOV energy round table - focus Iran - on May 5 in Berlin."
Ilan Mor, the chargé d'affairs at the Israeli Embassy in Berlin, told the Post, "We are in a sensitive and delicate time period, and promoting economic trade with Iran is false. It sends the message to Teheran that it is business as usual, and these times cannot be viewed as usual. Such conferences undermine the unity of the international community to pressure Iran to stop its activities in the nuclear field.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

"Israeli position on Kosovo firm"

Israel has not recognized Kosovo’s independence and sees no reason to change its position at this moment in time, says Israeli Ambassador to Serbia Arthur Koll. Koll added that relations between Serbia and Israel were good but that it was necessary and possible to improve them further.
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Vienna: OMV – Murder & More?

No deals with the Iranian regime! Protest at the annual shareholders meeting of OMV
Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 12.30
Austria Center, Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Vienna
(U1 Kaisermühlen-VIC)
Despite massive international criticism the Austrian oil and gas company OMV plans to extend its business with the Iranian regime. Although the Austrian government has since relativized its initially unconditional support for the billion Euro deal with Iran, partially state-owned OMV seems to stick to its plans. In addition the company still tries to advance the Nabucco pipeline project - that according to current planning - would only make sense if gas were delivered from Iran. We call upon protesting against a company like OMV that is courting and financing the Iranian regime and we look forward to your participation in this demonstration.

Monday, April 27, 2009

WHO REALLY SHOT AL-DURA? THE NEWEST EVIDENCE

by John Rosenthal
A young boy is lying on a gurney, apparently in a hospital. He is unconscious. He appears to be bleeding profusely from a wound or wounds to his midsection. Is this Mohammed Al-Dura? The Palestinian boy known by that name was reportedly killed by Israeli gunfire at the Netzarim Junction in the Gaza Strip on Sept. 30, 2000. At least that is what the French public television station France 2 claimed at the time.
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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Benjamin Weinthal: With friends like this…

The Green Party chairwoman, Renate Künast (Picture), told me last year that anti-Semitism is non-existent within the Green Party. It was a bizarre answer at the time because her party had just voted to support a German parliament resolution combating anti-Semitism, which declared that all sectors of German society are not immune from Jew-hatred. As a kind of sign of advancing relations between Israelis (and Diaspora Jews) and Germans, she said she would be prepared to sign a petition from the German-based political group Stop the Bomb, which seeks to end Germany’s economic support for a regime in Teheran that denies the Holocaust and calls for Israeles destruction. As of this blog writing, she has not signed. According to a Stop the Bomb spokesman, Künast has ignored follow-up requests to sign.
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Cartoons

Bill Clinton on the Danish cartoons: "I strongly disagree with the creation and publication of cartoons that are considered blasphemous by the Muslims around the world".
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Friday, April 24, 2009

Kosovo Muslim aided terror in Germany

Germany’s daily Der Spiegel says that Muslims from Serbia and in particular one Kosovo Muslim took part in organizing terror attacks in Germany. Der Spiegel says that the ten people took part in the planning but the police is still seeking a terrorist who is from Kosovo who took part, with a Turk, in smuggling explosive
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German firms to attend Teheran oil show

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT BERLIN
Three days after the German government decided to boycott the UN's Durban II conference in Geneva, The Jerusalem Post has learned that German companies have representatives attending Iran's 14th International Exhibition of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Industries taking place in Teheran this week. There are conflicting reports about German government funding for the trade show. According to Nadine Gold from the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry, the Economics Ministry is funding "an association exhibit" with German firms at the oil show.
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Thursday, April 23, 2009

''I only stand up for Allah''

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) -- A judge ordered disciplinary measures for contempt of court against an Islamic terrorist suspect who went on trial Thursday with three co-defendants on charges of plotting attacks on American targets in Germany.
Adem Yilmaz, 30, refused to stand up during the swearing-in of a translator as the trial opened Wednesday, telling the court: ''I only stand up for Allah.'' He also refused to stand when the judges entered the courtroom on both Wednesday and Thursday.
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Terror Trial Starts for 4 Accused of Plot Against U.S. Targets in Germany

DUESSELDORF, Germany — Four men charged over a foiled plot to attack American and other targets in Germany were motivated by hatred of the U.S. and aspired to emulate the scale of Sept. 11, prosecutors said as their trial opened Wednesday. The suspects — two Germans and two Turkish nationals — were all arrested in 2007. They face charges including membership in a terrorist organization and conspiracy to commit murder.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Swiss defend meeting with Ahmadinejad

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT BERLIN
Reacting to Israel's sharp rebuke of Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz for his decision to meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday, Geri Müller, Green Party politician and chair of the foreign policy committee in the Swiss Parliament, said on Tuesday that Israel's "anger is not justified." Dick Marty of the Liberals Party stated on Monday that Israel's reaction is "absolutely uncalled for."
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Turkey recalls its ambassador from Canada

Turkey recalled its ambassador to Canada, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, after government ministers there reportedly took part in an event that labeled the Ottoman-era killings of Armenians as genocide.Ambassador Rafet Akgunay was called back for "thorough evaluations and consultations," Foreign Ministry spokesman Burak Ozugergin said, without saying why Akgunay was recalled or for how long.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dutch parliament agrees to block all dialogue with Hamas

The Dutch parliament on Tuesday approved a motion seeking to block any dialogue between government officials and Hamas, Geert Wilders' Party for Freedom announced. The motion - made in effort to counter growing calls in Europe to engage the Islamist group in dialogue - was put forward by MP Raymond de Roon, third on Wilders' list.
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Durban II as part of an Islamist 'new world order'

Flemming Rose, editor of Jyllands-Posten, Denmark's largest-circulation newspaper, is visiting Israel under the auspices of the Hebrew University's Shasha Center for Strategic Studies, headed by former Mossad director Efraim Halevy. He's here to lecture on how nations need to find the right balance between religious sensitivities and freedom of expression.
Rose says the OIC is trying to use Durban II to rewrite the rules of human rights and international law in a way that undermines the values of liberty enshrined in the Western canon - including the US Bill of Rights, the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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Al-Qaeda man says terrorists safe in Bosnia

A Bosnian Muslim national under an alias Nihad C. gave an interview to a Vienna based weekly, The News, where he said that al-Qaeda terrorists are living safe in Bosnia’s capital Sarajevo but that he is in contact with the Western spy agencies and supplies them with intelligence. “I myself have trained over 300 people.
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Monday, April 20, 2009

Why did Nazis protect rabbi on Kristallnacht ?

Seeking vengeance against Soviets, Rabbi Kuperstock gave Germans intel on Russian fortifications.
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Croat Tycoon Suspected of Plotting State Coup in Bolivia

Branko Marinković, Croat tycoon in Bolivia lobbying for dismemberment of the Latin American state, is suspected of planning and organizing a coup attempt, failed after Bolivian security forces foiled a series of planned assassinations by the group of international mercenary terrorists, lead by Eduardo Rozsa Flores, a neo-Nazi war criminal who commanded the “International Brigade” of worldwide psychopaths within the Croat paramilitary troops during the civil war in former Yugoslavia, in the 1990s. Marinković’s close ties with the current U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg, called “Ambassador of Ethnic Cleansing” because of his role in dismemberment of Yugoslavia, are also under investigation by the Bolivian officials.
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As the United States and other world leaders pull out of Durban II Conference Swiss President chooses to meet with Holocaust denier Ahmadinejad

The United States [1] , Canada [2] , Australia [3], Italy [4] , Israel [5] and the Netherlands [6] have pulled out of the 2009 Durban Review Conference to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday April 20 – Friday, April 24.
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Sunday, April 19, 2009

World Jewish Congress president praises decision by Germany, Netherlands to join boycott of UN racism forum

Ronald S. Lauder: "Geneva conference doomed to fail"
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Conflicting reports on Germany's supposed boycott of Durban II

Associated Press , THE JERUSALEM POST
Germany has decided to boycott this week's UN anti-racism conference, joining the United States and five other countries who will not attend it, UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said on Sunday.
However, Germany's Foreign Ministry spokesman denied his nation has decided to pull out, saying it will announce its final decision on Sunday night.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with government policy.
The US, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Israel and Italy are boycotting the conference out of concern that it could be used by Muslim countries to criticize Israel and limit free speech when it comes to criticizing their religion.

Festival of hate in Geneva

Sources reported on a parallel meeting to Durban II, held in a Geneva hotel, which was organized by the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, the International Coordinating Network on Palestine and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Committee.
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Saturday, April 18, 2009

German company's Iran deal questioned

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT, BERLIN
A gas deal between the large Bavarian energy company Bayerngas and the Islamic Republic of Iran could be a violation of Germany's trade regulations, the so-called "discouragement strategy," which urges companies not to trade with Iran, according to Felix Probst, a spokesman for the German Economic Ministry.
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'No reason to meet pathological Holocaust denier'

Israeli officials slam Swiss President Hans Rudolf Merz over planned meet with Iran's Ahmadinejad.
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Will France and Germany Have the Guts to Just Say No to the UN’s "Anti-Racist" Conference "Durban II" in Geneva?

By Rabbi Abraham Cooper
Associate Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center
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Friday, April 17, 2009

Letter from Germany - The Double Agent

A deeply moving, but highly disturbing, Jerusalem Post column by this paper’s editor-in-chief David Horovitz in late February 2008 (When Jewish communities lose their voices), which dealt with rising anti-Semitism in Venezuela, stoked by Hugo Chavez, reminded me of my attempt to draw attention to the precarious situation of Venezuela’s Jews and Chavez’s state-sponsored anti-Semitic campaign. A little over a year before David published his column, I found myself in the position of the messenger who is attacked for blowing the whistle on a reporter’s anti-Semitic article. I had uncovered a journalist writing freelance articles for the main German Jewish paper while simultaneously filing an anti-Jewish article for a hardcore anti-Israeli leftist German daily.
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Hat tip: achgut.com

Thursday, April 16, 2009

How Quickly Can You Say: Recognition Withdrawn?

Letter to FT by Mr. James Dancer, British Embassy in Belgrade Second Secretary, April 15 2009
Sir, On the anniversary of the independence of Kosovo (“Kosovo at One”, Editorial, February 16) you reminded us that “Kosovo is still a long way from securing its future”. That anniversary was followed swiftly by the creation of a new military force in the disputed territory, the Kosovo Security Force, based on the rump of the “disarmed” Kosovo Liberation Army. This might be a cause for celebration for some in Pristina. Revelations last week from the BBC should, however, give us cause for concern.
In a Radio 4 documentary, the BBC reported in detail on the horrors of KLA prison camps, where hundreds of Serbs kidnapped from Kosovo were taken both before and after the arrival of Nato forces in June 1999.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ahmadinejad's attendance at Durban doesn't deter Germany

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JPOST CORRESPONDENT IN BERLIN
A chorus of critics in Germany and the US has expressed disappointment with Germany's decision to stick with Durban II.
Journalist Alex Feuerherdt, co-sponsor of the "Boycott Durban II" initiative in Germany, slammed the German government for its willingness to participate in a conference infected with hatred of Israel and Jews. "One does not talk to anti-Semites," Feuerherdt told the Post.
Cooper, from the Wiesenthal Center, said in his 11th-hour appeal to Merkel that "Monday marks the beginning of Durban II and that evening we will gather around the world to commemorate Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, and remember six million Jews murdered by the Nazis. It is inconceivable to stand in silent tribute to six million dead Jews, while simultaneously giving the podium of Human Rights to a Holocaust denier who seeks to eradicate six million live Jews in Israel."
Meanwhile, after the Post reported last month that Dr. Juliane Wetzel from the Berlin Center for Anti-Semitism Research was advising the Foreign Ministry regarding Durban II and did not publicly oppose Germany's participation in the conference, the center's director, Wolfgang Benz, responded in a Tagesspiegel newspaper opinion piece in late March.
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Wiesenthal Centre to mayor of Geneva: "Ensure Security for Those at Risk and Detain Those Who Would Launch a Week of Hate"

In a letter to Geneva Mayor, Manuel Tornare, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, expressed concern at the Durban Review Conference - colloquially known as 'Durban II' - due to open at the United Nations in Geneva on Monday, 20 April.
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Monday, April 13, 2009

Serbian Brothers in Germany: Lusatian Serbs

Just like in the 1990s, during the civil war in the territory of former Yugoslavia, in recent years too German media supported the decision of their government both when it came to recognizing the mafia state on Serbian territory — its Kosovo and Metohija province — and when it was decided Germany should be the first country in the world to raise their office in Priština to the level of embassy...Much greater attention was given to the information that “Lusatian Serbs oppose the secession of Kosovo province from Serbia.”
Later, when Łužica (Lusatian) Serbs (also called “Sorbs” in foreign sources, although they call themselves by the same name as their Balkan brothers — Serbs: Serbja, Serby) organized news conference at which they pointed to the alarming situation for ancient Serbian minority in Germany, many questions followed to which they replied that they consider Serbia their ancestral land, and that they sometimes view their Balkan compatriots as their “wandered-off offspring”.
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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Ahmadinejad: We're condemned because we support Palestinians

Iranian president denies Teheran supports terror, claims his country not interested in nuclear bomb, says Holocaust "not an issue" for the Germans.
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Friday, April 10, 2009

Kosovo Albanians tortured Serb civilians

Former camp prisoner said that the military wing of the Kosovo Albanian separatist government that has been recognized by some western states was involved in torturing civilians in order to sell their organs, reports BBC. An ethnic Albanian, the former prisoner of the camp at Kukes, in northeastern Albania close to the border with the Serbian [...]
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Thursday, April 09, 2009

It Began with a Lie: How German Officials Lead their Country to Another Aggressive War

By Dietmar Henning
Germany’s Social Democratic (SPD)-Green party coalition government employed fabrications and manipulated facts to overcome popular opposition to the participation of the German armed forces in NATO’s war against Yugoslavia. A German TV report by journalists Jo Angerer and Mathias Werth entitled “It Began With a Lie” provides proof of this.
The report, which was first broadcast on the nationwide ARD public channel on February 8, set off a large-scale public discussion in Germany. It was the subject of a parliamentary debate in the Bundestag [the German federal parliament] on February 16. On the same day, the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper published the script of the report in a slightly abridged version, and on February 19 the report was rebroadcast on WDR (one of the ARD channel’s affiliated stations, which can be viewed nation-wide via cable), followed by a live discussion featuring politicians, journalists, generals and one of the makers of the documentary, Mathias Werth.
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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

HOW HOLBROOKE INVITED IRAN INTO EUROPE

by John Rosenthal
US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke is supposed to have had a brief, but “cordial” encounter with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Mahdi Akhunzadeh at the Afghanistan conference in The Hague last week.
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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Pacifists with Bloody Hands

One of the absurds of the aggression against Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in the spring and summer of 1999 is the fact bombardment was ordered and carried out by the governments of predominantly left, social-democratic orientation, which had a long tradition of opposing the war as their dominant policy.
This must be part of the reason German media characterized Senftenberg Theater as “courageous” in staging a play with “unpleasant and provocative” subject, which premiered on the 10th anniversary of the aggression against Serbia.
Senftenberg or “Zły Komorow” — “evil (unbearable) mosquitoes” — as it is called by the Luzhica Serbs, Slavic minority populating this part of eastern Germany, on 24 March 2009 became a stage of dramatic reenactment of the first post-WWII engagement of the German army in the aggressive war, conducted in contravention of the international law and norms, and in violation of the German Constitution itself.
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Germany: Kurdish woman killed by her brother in "honor killing"

Picture: Gulsum S
Honor killings continue to increase in the West, because no Western officials have the vision or courage needed to confront the Islamic communities in their country and tell them to teach against the attitudes and assumptions that give rise to this sort of thing, or face deportation.
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Exclusive: Sharia Infiltrates German Courts, Schools, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Once again a German court ruled by referring to Shrai’a (Islamic law), which predominantly incites to denigration of women, hatred, violence.
Most recently, Lisa, a German woman (46) married to an Egyptian, called the police seeking protection for herself and her 17-year-old daughter from assaults by her husband. Magdi, Lisa’s husband, threatened to kill their daughter who had been raped by a man. Magdi, a practicing Muslim, believes that his daughter committed “Zena” (adultery). He told his wife that he was always suspicious of his daughter who clandestinely had a German boyfriend. Lisa filed a divorce case against her husband, and requested deporting him.
The judge, Matthias Rau, at a court in Hanover, Germany, ruled (January 21, 2009), Lisa had to wait for at least one year before she is legally divorced. Her husband cannot be deported. “He must be re-educated, in hopes he would renounce his Islamic understanding of ‘Zena,’” the judge said.
The German judge argued, “Muslims have a different understanding of rape than Europeans, and this must be taken into account.”
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Hat tip: jihadwatch.org

No date yet for Israeli-German cabinet meeting

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, THE JERUSALEM POST, BERLIN
There is no firm date for a joint cabinet meeting between Israeli and German ministers, a German government spokesman said this week... Meanwhile, conflicting reports on diplomatic tensions between Germany and Israel swirled around Social Democratic Party Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who sent a letter with an "admonition" to his new Israeli counterpart, Avigdor Lieberman. Steinmeier, according to Spiegel, exhorted Lieberman to maintain the "momentum of the peace process," and in a break from diplomatic protocol, did not propose a meeting date with him.
Asked about the German media report, a German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman who declined to be named because of German press council rules told the Post that "there was no admonition" in the letter to Lieberman. The spokeswoman would not furnish the Post with a copy of the letter.
While terming the report "speculation" about Steinmeier's alleged rebuke of Lieberman, the spokeswoman stressed that Steinmeier had "made his position clear like Chancellor Merkel" that "there is no alternative to the two-state solution."
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Monday, April 06, 2009

World Jewish Congress welcomes US court decision allowing deportation of John Demjanjuk

Ronald S. Lauder: "Duty to bring Nazi war criminals to justice"
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Admiral Schmeling: 1999 German Government Belongs Behind Bars

Admiral Elmar Schmeling, former head of NATO Counter-Intelligence Service and German Naval officer said that his state’s government from 1999 would have to face the war crimes tribunal for crimes committed in Serbia during and after NATO aggression, with toxic munition and substances which are still killing Serbia’s population ten years on.
According to Schmeling, German government which was in power in 1999, must be tried for taking part in the illegal aggression against FR Yugoslavia ten years ago, which violated the basic German and international laws.
“The 1999 German government should be brought before the war crimes tribunal because, by taking part in the aggression against Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, they have violated basic German laws which prohibit Bundeswehr’s [German Army] participation in aggressive operations,” Schmeling told Belgrade daily.
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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Obama calls for Turkey's admission to EU; France, Germany not thrilled

It's easy for Obama to play "armchair quarterback" and spout platitudes and "friends" and "partners," while France and Germany have to contend with the reality of Turkey's increasingly Islamist bent, and their own domestic issues with hostile and unintegrated Muslim communities.
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Waldheim's Monster:United Nations' Ecofascist Programme

By William Walter Kay
Three score and seven years ago the United Nations was founded primarily to advance the interests of English-speaking countries. Now the UN is primarily interested in conducting economic warfare on those countries. The tipping point in UN history roughly corresponds with Kurt Waldheim’s tenure as Secretary-General (1972-81). This essay draws upon: the recent reportage on the UN’s Global Ministerial Environmental Forum; the recently leaked Management Review of Environmental Governance within the United Nations System; the Encyclopedia of the United Nations and International Agreements; the websites of UN agencies, and other troves to sketch a portrait of the UN’s environmental programs.
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Hat tip: Dr. Benny Peiser

Saturday, April 04, 2009

U.S. slams court decision to halt Demjanjuk's deportation

German official says defense of alleged Nazi death camp guard 'cynical and absolutely intolerable.'
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Friday, April 03, 2009

THE LORD BYRON FOUNDATION FOR BALKAN STUDIES: A Decade of Kosovo Protectorate

'Kosovo : 10 years later , 1999-2009' was the title of a panel discussion organized by the Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies* at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa on March 31. The purpose of the event was to summarize and analyze political and social developments of the last ten years in Kosovo.
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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Sympathy With The Devils

Henryk M. Broder
The “Victory Column” is located in Berlin’s Tiergarten park. Also in the Tiergarten, barely half a mile away, is to be found one of the city’s best known cultural institutions: the “House of World Cultures.” On September 13, 2001, the Berlin municipal government and the Berlin-based Academy of Arts co-sponsored a panel discussion at the House of World Cultures devoted to the terrorist attacks that had taken place in the United States two days before. The author and journalist Henryk Broder did not attend the event, but his interest was piqued some days later when reports emerged in the local press about curious comments attributed to some of the participants. Despite the lack of cooperation of the House of World Cultures, Broder was able to obtain a recording of the event.
The following is his account of what transpired at the House of World Cultures on that Thursday evening two days after 9/11. To paraphrase one of the participants, it provides a “disturbing insight” into the German mood in the aftermath of the attacks. There was indeed a great deal of sympathy on display. It was, however, for the most part sympathy with the perpetrators.
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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

"MODERATE" TALIBAN: DON'T DISS AL-QAEDA

by John Rosenthal
Earlier this month, Friederike Böge of Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) spoke in Kabul with Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef: a former Taliban official who is rumored to be a key player in facilitating potential talks between the United States and the Taliban. On Zaeef’s account, he has already had a visit from a representative of the American embassy, as well as visits from other western diplomats.
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