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Peres, Pollard and the Presidential Medal of Freedom

As you all are no doubt well aware, Israeli Vice President for American Affairs, Baruch Obamabaum, is awarding the Medal of Freedom to life-long Israeli terrorist and war criminal Shimon Peres. This makes perfect sense because I believe that there is some sort of secret Vice-Presidential order that probably reads like this:

“To be bestowed whenever possible upon war-mongers, terrorists and just plain assholes who are able to make their crimes against humanity disappear like Jimmy Hoffa’s body. Whenever possible, this award should also be considered for winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, an award whose by-laws are pretty much the same.”

But not so fast. There is a ground swell of support against Peres getting this award. Yes indeed. There is even a petition with over 10,000 signatures on it already. No, it’s not the Gilad Atzmon letter, which I happen to think was secretly authored by space aliens (or Christopher Bollyn and Eric Hufschmid – same thing really), but I digress. And no, this groundswell of populism doesn’t seem to be coming from Code Pink or even CNI.  Nope, it’s coming from the Republicans (and Democrats) favorite country, Israel.  Here it is:

Now for those of you who have not yet mastered the official language of the United States government, here is a Google translation of the petition. Please note, Google translate sucks, but it seems to pretty much get most of this one correct.

Posted on: 20/03/2012
 
In honor of Israeli President Shimon Peres
Honorary President of our country,
 
Re: Urgent action release Pollard

Israeli citizens we wish to congratulate you for that U.S. President decided to give you theU.S. Medal of Freedom symbolizes the values of justice, freedom and human rights, and got your statement that the Medal is dedicated to us, the citizens of Israel.
 
However, precisely because of higher values of this medal represents, we feel that we can not accept the receipt at the same time that the U.S. still holds the Jonathan Pollard hybridization for over 27 years with American officials now also a first class already admit that the continued detention is contrary to morality and justice.
 
We ask you to take advantage of the unprecedented diplomatic position to take immediate action for Jonathan’s release prior to receiving the medal. Only in this way can be to prevent the receipt of the Medal of Freedom would be a mockery to Jonathan and for our country.

With great appreciation,
Citizens of Israel

Hope you all were able to figure it out. If you were not, please sign up for Shas Party membership. To do so you can go here, here, or here.

Please send the link to the petition to “your” (hahahahahaha) representatives in the House and Senate and have them sign it. For the very few of them who do not speak Hebrew you can send them this link with instructions on how to sign the Hebrew petition without one even having to know what it says. They do this all the time with legislation like the Patriot Act, so what’s the BFD?

In fact, go sign the fucking thing yourselves. Here’s a pic of the instructions.

So go for it.

And here is a link to show you how to contact your very own (hahahahahahahaha) congressman and senators to send them the instructions on how to sign the petition. As I have indicated, the directions are so simple even Shas Party members can follow them – hence CFI Herman Cain should have no problem.

Celebrate Israel?

(Artwork courtesy of Skulz)

(Note to non-Shas Party members: Upon rereading this thing, I think I recommend that you just skip everything and go to the second video at the end of this post and watch/listen to it.  All the other shit is just too damned depressing. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.)

1. Rabbi Shmuel Eliahu, a Jewish fanatic who believes that Jonathan Pollard is the “foundation” of the world and Israeli Prime Minister and war criminal Bibi Netanyahu think exactly alike. Bibi even left Israeli Vice President for American Affairs (IVPFAA) , Baruch Obama, with a copy of the Book of Esther – a book that Eliahu likes to quote when he too war mongers about Iran.  Shas Party members will be happy to note that the book is a favorite of their insanely bigoted religious leader, Ovadia Yosef, who encourages women to recite that very revealing book if no man happens to be available. Thus, in the White House, the reader of Netanyahu’s gift will be Michelle.

2. Here’s a perfect example of how the Israeli bureaucracy is the ideal device for stealing Palestinian land. It is not an exciting read, but notice how the set up allows not just for the maintaining of Migron, a settlement the Israeli court system has ordered be destroyed, but for the building of another settlement instead elsewhere as a compromise. The compromise includes giving Migron three and half more years of existence by which time “facts on the ground” will have changed and the original settlement will not only continue to exist, it will have grown.  Not mentioned in the discussion of this charade is the simple fact that all Israeli settlements are illegal.

What is he up to now?

3. What is the alleged US ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, doing?

PRIME MINISTER Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, are known to be film buffs, and when security was not quite as tight as it is now, they would occasionally sneak into a Jerusalem cinema after the lights had been turned down and would leave just before the end of the movie so that no one would recognize them.

They can’t do that anymore, but they can watch movies in their own home or in the homes of relatives and friends.

Follow Me?, the movie that they watched last Saturday night at the Herzliya Pituah residence of US Ambassador Dan Shapiro was of particular personal interest because it was about Netanyahu’s older brother Jonathan, better known as Yoni, who led the famous Entebbe rescue mission in which he was killed.

Danny boy also supports Israel’s murder of Palestinians when he isn’t cuddling up with Bibi and watching Zionist Bullshit movies. Oh, and when he does this, he is speaking as your representative. Hahahahaha.

The United States, Shapiro wrote Saturday, “condemn[s] in the strongest terms the rocket fire from Gaza by terrorists into Israel, which has dramatically and dangerously escalated in the past day, and call[s] on those responsible to take immediate action to stop these cowardly acts.

4. Okay, let’s see if I understand this correctly.  Zionist-controlled financial institutions destroy the foundations of our economy, Zionist-controlled government officials send US men and women who can’t find jobs all over hell and back to fight wars for Israel, and in the mean time American Jews go to Israel to get cushy jobs and you get to pay for it. Yeah, I think I have that about right.

Against overwhelming odds, Israel has matured into an economic powerhouse boasting a strong currency, a lower unemployment rate than the US and the EU, and a rich and diverse culture. With all that Israel has to offer, aliyah is increasingly becoming a normative lifestyle choice for recent college graduates and young professionals from western countries. While there are many reasons that Jewish people of all ages and backgrounds decide to pack up their lives and start anew in Israel, two common denominators seem to account for the ever increasing numbers of young professionals (aged 18-35) moving to Israel in recent years: idealism and opportunity.

Here’s a nice example from the same article:

Samuel Englender, 25, originally from Michigan, recalls, “Though I had little work experience, I came to Israel full of hope and excitement. I know it sounds too good to be true, but two days after I passed on my resume I received a call from a start-up high-tech company and ten days later I was an account manager.”

5. Of course it works both ways. Israeli Jews come to the US and take jobs here. Again, all this shit is funded in part by tax-deductions but also by Jewish millionaires and billionaires and in the case of Meir Dagan (and no doubt others) Israeli spies.  The article is entitled: “Ex-pat Israelis Celebrate Success at Leadership Council Gala.”

The gala of the Los Angeles-based organization was titled “Connecting Us to Our Roots” and honored Meir Dagan, former director of the Mossad, and Ehud Danoch, former Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles, and featured live performances by Rita and Liel Kolet. 

The organization, founded in 2007 by well-heeled Israelis living in Los Angeles, raises money to support Israeli Scouts, identity-building educational programs in Israel and Los Angeles, and cultural and hasbara activities.

Until just a decade ago, Israelis and American Jews often looked down on expat Israelis as people who had abandoned their country. But by organizing activities and raising millions of dollars for Israel and local causes, the ILC and its supporters have staked out a new, proud hybrid identity. 

“I am in awe of the ILC accomplishments in five short years,” supporter and philanthropist Haim Saban said.

Haim Saban? He could be the asset of the Israeli spy that was working with Mossad Jane Harman. So it is most fitting that he be a part of this.  There’s so much stuff on Saban  that if you don’t know who he is, just do a little searching. You’ll be shocked.

The “Gala” was sponsored by the Israeli Leadership Council. What is the ILC?  It is a tax-deductable charity:

Founded in 2007 by several prominent members of the Israeli-American community in Los Angeles, the Israeli Leadership Council (ILC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to build an active and giving Israeli-American community in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation, and to provide a bridge to the American-Jewish community.

Translated into English the ILC is an Israeli intelligence operation supported by tax-deductable contributions. I swear if you put the word Israel into the name of just about any outfit it will be granted 501(c)(3) status, even if you call it “The Israeli-American Let’s Kill all The Palestinians Training Camp for Israeli-Firsters”.

The ILC sees itself as a “role model”. Here’s why:

Serve as a Role Model — ILC encourages a culture of giving, activism, and connection to Israel through personal examples of community involvement, as well as active support of initiatives that further Israel’s welfare, security, education, and its relations with the United States.

Here’s another goal of this subversive organization:

  • Empower our community – ILC will help the Israeli-American community convert its needs, desires, and values into action and a strong and influential voice.

That’s right, this 501(c)(3) works to give “a strong and influential voice” to Israelis living in America. Talk about Israeli-firsters.

But they do much more than this. Much more. Thank God your taxes support them so they can do as much as possible.

What else to they do?

Well they support the Israeli Scouts program in Los Angeles. In fact they saved the Los Angeles chapter of Israeli Scouts.  Of course the Israeli Scouts program is all over the US and Israel, though the Israeli version is called “Israel Scouts”  and is part of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. If that is the case, why have Israeli Scouts in the US?, But I digress.

The Israel Scouts movement is extremely militarized and it brags about this:

Only 55% of able-bodied 18 year olds in Israel are drafted into the army or complete their military service, while 100% of the Tzofim serve in the army

In fact, there is a US-based “Friends of Israel Scouts” organization and since the word Israel is in it, it is tax deductable.  The “Israel Scouts” program has a north American Branch called Garin Tzabar which focuses on getting American-born Jews to serve in the IDF. This is all tax-deductable.  The ILC loves the Garin Tzabar program and supports it. By the way, the Garin Tzabar program was featured on Mantiq al-Tayr some time ago.

What else does the ILC do?

It supports sending Israeli propagandists into California universities to advocate for Israel. These propagandists, called Shlichim, act:

 As representatives of Israel, the Shlichim train students in advocacy and assist them with initiatives to further “Hasbara” for Israel. With this initiative, we hope to make our students more powerful and proud advocates for Israel.

And when I say Israeli, I mean Israeli, the ILC imports these people from Israel – and you subsidize it.

What else does the ILC do?

It runs a similar hasbara program on campuses in California designed deceive other groups into supporting Israel. This program actually uses American-born Israel-Firsters. It’s called the “Ambassadors Program” aka Shagririm.

And this shit just goes on and on. Oh, the ILC just works in California, it’s not even a national organization. They sure as hell have a hell of a lot of organizations.  Find out which ones are in your state.

6. Did you know that Los Angeles has the largest Israeli ex-pat community in the United States?  Yup, over 200,000 thousand of them. You shouldn’t be surprised given all of the above. And guess what, they are holding a huge pro-Israel orgy on April 29, 2012 celebrating 64 years of stealing Palestinian land and murdering Palestinian men, women and children.

Go to this ILC-supported outfit’s website and read all about it.  It should be pretty cool, especially the part of the celebration called the “Positively Israel Pavilion.”

Oh, and don’t miss the chance to paint Los Angeles “blue and white.”

7. Well, it’s video time. Please get out your barf bags if you click on the very short video clip below. It is unbelievably creepy.

Okay, I’ve got to make up for showing that horrible piece of Zionist Bullshit.

The video below is much, much better. Trust me. Listen to it, you’ll get into it the further it goes. You will feel better, I’m serious. (Click here for English lyrics.)

بنار الفرقة بعدك كاويني

Let’s see if we can go to Ramallah

GJB

Yona Metzger: A holy man for all Judeo-Christians

1. Well goys and girls, things are really fucked up. You know it, I know it, and the murderous assholes who run the world know it. We’re fucked but there is at least one thing we can do. We can pray.  And as a public service to all of you (known as tikkun olam, hebrew for CYA), we here at Mantiq al-Tayr have found a beautiful prayer for you to recite. Really beautifully composed by one of the world’s great spiritual leaders. No, I’m not talking about the Reverend Ted Pike, besides he is too busy watching TV these days, nor am I talking about some dumb ass grand moooofti in Saudi Arabia or Egypt, nor something from an OmyGodattolah from the land of the Great Boogeyman, nope. Something much better and more relevant and very American.

Yes, goys and girls, here is a prayer you can say for Jonathan Pollard.  It’s a lovely prayer. Seems to be used a lot according to this page: (Note to Shas Party members, red highlighting is done by today’s guest editor, Umm Daud al-Almaniyyah who asked not to be identified.)

Many synagogues – including all of those belonging to the (orthodox) Young Israel Synagogues, affiliated with the national religious movement – have announced that they will adopt the prayer written by the Chief Rabbi for Pollard who is jailed in America for espionage on behalf of Israel. The synagogues say they will recite the prayer every Shabbat, after the Torah reading, along with the Pra yer for the State of Israel and the Prayer for the Success of Israel’s Soldiers and Security.

The prayer was written by that chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Israel, Yona Metzger back in 2004. The prayer is very much supported by that fine organization, the National Council of Young Israel, a 501(c)(3) featured on Mantiq al-Tayr in the past.  As the NCYI says:

The National Council of Young Israel urges people to say a prayer on behalf of Jonathan Pollard, which was composed by Rabbi Yonah Metzger, the Chief Rabbi of Israel.

So I call on everyone who does not want to be called a “jew hater” or an “anti-semite” or a “supporter of Gilad Atzmon” to recite this prayer every Saturday, or Friday night, or both, or Friday at noon, or Sunday morning, or all of these combined.

Here’s the prayer.

Let Us Prey

For those of you who do not know the official language of these United States, I provide it for you in English translation, courtesy of the Justice for Jonathan Pollard website.

Prayer for Jonathan Pollard

May He who blessed our forefathers

Avraham, Yitzhak, and Yaacov,

Moshe and Aharon, David and Shlomo

Bless

YEHONATAN BEN MALKA POLLARD

who did so much on behalf of the Nation which dwells in Zion.

 

May the Holy One Blessed-Be-He protect him and save him

from all anguish and distress and from all affliction and illness.

And speedily release him in complete freedom and grant him the merit to go up to Zion joyfully,

And bestow blessing and success upon all the work of his hands.

May he merit long life and may his years be blessed with abundant strength and peace.

For the sake of all of the congregation praying for him

and in this merit may the Holy One Blessed-Be-He bestow mercy upon him,

strengthen him, and end his distress.

 

Our Father in Heaven may it be Your will

that our prayers and requests come before Your merciful throne

And in the merit of the forefathers redeem the sons,

and realize for him the verse

“Take my soul out of confinement to praise Your name”

Speedily in our day, amain.

2. Okay, I can hear it now, “Mantiq, you have no business translating “tikkun Olem” as “CYA”. There are plenty of folks who take the term very seriously and try to do good in this world.”

Yeah, I know, and I wish them well. But I’d like to see them say “Enough is enough, no more Zionism.” Then the world might become a much better place.

Not gonna happen.  Deal with it. But I digress.

3. Maybe the video below should be named “Good Jewish Bitches“? Sounds like a great title for a TV show.

Congressman Ackerman: Free Jonathan Pollard

1. Two Israel-firsters and members of the tribe just sent this letter to the Israeli Vice President for American Affairs (IVPFAA), Baruch ObamaThe letter downplays the seriousness of engaging in espionage against the United States on behalf of US allies which makes me wonder what these two are up to in their spare time. Of course Israel is an enemy of the United States, but that concept is well beyond the grasp of the two cretins who signed the letter below.

March 6, 2012

President Barack Obama

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President,

We are writing you again to urge you to use your constitutional power to commute the sentence of Jonathan Pollard. Such an action would not in any way imply doubt about his guilt. Mr. Pollard committed serious crimes, and he has admitted this and expressed remorse. The fact remains, however, that there is a great disparity between the amount of time that Mr. Pollard has served and the time that has been served by many others who were found guilty of similar activity on behalf of nations that, like Israel, are our allies. Mr. Pollard has been incarcerated now for over twenty six years, and from our perspective this stands as a sufficient time from the standpoint of either punishment or deterrence. We further believe that at a time when Israel, our democratic ally, is being faced with a range of difficult decisions, a decision by you to commute Mr. Pollard’s sentence would not only be a humane act, but would also be taken in Israel as a further affirmation of the strong commitment the U.S. has to the ties between us, and we believe that such an affirmation could be especially useful at a time when those decisions are being made.

Sincerely,

Gary L. Ackerman

Member of Congress

Barney Frank

Member of Congress

The Yeshiva World link on which I found this letter tells us the following about Ackerman:

Congressman Ackerman is the most recent Democrat to serve as Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and is a member of the House Financial Services Committee. Ackerman is also the Ranking Member and the most recent Democrat to Chair the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia. The subcommittee, which is a key panel of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has jurisdiction over U.S. policy towards countries in the Middle East and South Asia, including Israel and Iran.

That should raise some alarms, but it won’t. It’s just business as usual in the District of AIPAC.

Selections from Ackerman ‘s wiki page:

Other highlights include the Congressman authoring legislation that required President George W. Bush to impose sanctions against the Palestinian Authority for not complying with peace agreements it signed with the U.S. and Israel.

On October 10, 2002, Gary Ackerman was among the 81 House Democrats who voted in favor of authorizing the invasion of Iraq.

Ackerman is also well known for his many missions to feed the starving people of Ethiopia and the Sudan and for playing a leading role in the rescue of Ethiopian Jews and aiding their emigration to Israel. Active in the Middle East peace process, Ackerman has met with the current and most past Israeli prime ministers and the heads of all the Arab countries in an effort to help secure peace in the region. He also ventured toKashmir enduring sub-freezing winter temperatures in an attempt to secure the release of four western hostages.

He was one of only 22 Congressman and one of 2 Democrats from New York to vote against a resolution calling for the protection of the symbols and traditions of Christmas. The resolution, which did not include language that would protect the symbols of other religious holidays, passed 401-22 in the House in December 2005. This isn’t the first time the Congressman was labeled as anti-Christian; in April 2003 the Catholic League for religious and civil rights attacked Ackerman for voting against a non-binding resolution that would have declared a day of prayer in recognition of the U.S. war in Iraq. He was also criticized for calling on Bush to demand U.S. Secretary Rod Paige‘s resignation for stating that values taught in Christian schools are better than those learned in public schools.

According to a Washington Post database, Ackerman has missed voting on 80 occasions pertaining to a variety of issues, including the Pension Protection Act, the Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act, and the Honoring the Contributions of Catholic Schools.[11][12]

In June, 2001, Ackerman honored King Christian X of Denmark for his wearing a yellow badge armband during World War II in support of the Danish Jews who had been ordered by the Nazi occupation to wear yellow badges, although Jews in Denmark were never forced to wear an armband, and the story is merely a legend.[13][14]

On May 22, 2008, Gary Ackerman submitted the controversial resolution H. Con. Res. 362 which opponents call a declaration of war against Iran.

On January 12, 2009, Gary Ackerman admitted to arranging a visit between Israeli officials and a defense contractor at the same time he was investing in that contractor.[15] Although the visit did not result in any official deal between the parties, questions regarding his ethics were raised.[16]

On January 2011, Gary Ackerman criticized Jewish organizations including the Jewish Voice for Peace and J Street for their perspective of what actions had to be taken for a lasting Mideast peace.

Ackerman has a long history of war  mongering against Iran. He begins this piece from 2008 in a fit of hysteria.

There are three things that are of the utmost importance in the Middle East right now: Iran, Iran, and Iran.

Why? Well of course it is the nuclear weapons that Iran doesn’t have now and sure as hell didn’t have in 2008.  He calls for dialogue with Iran – but that call is just a ploy, part of the trap that is now in place.

Also, in 2008, Ackerman did the following (this is the guy who claims to call for dialogue and it shows you how duplicitous Zionists and Israel-firsters are):

In 2008, the 13-term, AIPAC-supporting, Democratic Rep. Gary Ackerman co-sponsored a resolution along with GOP Rep. Mike Pence declaring Iran to be a threat to “the vital national security interests of the United States” and “demanding” that the President impose a full-scale naval, air and land blockade on Iran, i.e., start a war against that country . . .

Just last month Ackerman decided that it was up to him to decide what Iran’s foreign policies should be. I’m not making this up. The full statement is here. Below are a couple of my favorite quotes: Red highlights are done by guest editor today, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.

So Tehran’s outreach to nations in the Western Hemisphere is justifiably met with suspicion and grave doubts about Iran’s intentions. A nation that is the world’s principal state sponsor of terrorism; that is responsible for subversion throughout the Middle East; that has spent billions to avert Arab-Israeli peace through the most disgusting acts of terrorism; and that every day, for years, has defied the clearly expressed will of the entire international community to meet its nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty obligations and come clean about the illicit military aspects of its nuclear program can’t be accepted as a legitimate participant in this hemisphere’s affairs. Iran is up to no good, because that’s what Iran is always up to.

So it doesn’t matter what Iran actually does – facts are irrelevant – because Iran is “always” “up to no good.” By the way, doesn’t his description of Iran actually apply much more to Israel? But I digress.

But it gets worse, with Zionism it always does:

We are—proudly—the enemy of all the ayatollahs seek to achieve. We are opposed to their dreams of hegemony in the Arabian Gulf and throughout the Middle East. We bitterly condemn their massive and ongoing violations of the rights of the people of Iran. We will not allow them to destroy Israel or even to attempt it. We will not allow them to control the region’s natural resources and, by extension, the world’s economy. And most importantly: we will prevail. We will win and they will lose. Together with our allies and partners, we will ensure the peace and contain and ultimately see the Iranian threat crumble and dissolve.

 

Four years of war-mongering against Iran on behalf of  Israel. That’s the kind of person who wants Jonathan Pollard free. 

But I’m not done with Ackerman yet.

Glenn Greenwald sees what’s going on here, I anxiously await for Greenwald to be denounced as an anti-semite, but he won’t be and you’ll see why below. Greenwald writes:

Two weeks ago, Rep. Ackerman — standing in front of an Israeli and American flag — delivered a blistering 8-minute speech in Manhattan, in which he railed against the Goldstone Report, the Palestinians, the ”Arab world,” the mere suggestion that Israel might be to blame for civilian deaths, and the threat posed to Israel from Iran

Greenwald then points out the obvious:

Ackerman’s short speech is really worth watching, just to get a sense for what is driving a substantial part of the increasingly strident calls that the U.S. confront the Iranians.  Just watch it and decide for yourself what his motivating views and concerns are . . .

Gary Ackerman is a typical supporter of the release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard.  He wants Pollard free and he wants you to be willing to die for Israel.  And if things keep going the way they are, he will get his way on both points.

Greenwald closes with the following, and this is where I part with Greenwald and why I remain eternally vigilant:

But whatever else is true, once one listens to this, it’s simply impossible to deny that this highly influential American Congressman, devoted to pushing the U.S. to war with Iran, is driven, at least in substantial part, by his fervent devotion to Israel.  There’s nothing wrong with that per se, but there is much wrong with trying to force people to pretend it’s not true.

That highlighted red line above is nothing but pure Zionist Bullshit.  If any elected representative is putting the interests of a foreign nation above those of the United States that person should be in jail, even  if that foreign nation is not a racist, expansionist, nuclear power that will stop at nothing to get whatever it wants and will not only kill any Arab of any stripe who gets in its way, but will kill and has killed Americans as well and now is getting ready to kill Yahweh only knows how many Iranians.  Sorry Glenn, but you are wrong on this one and somehow I am not surprised, disappointed yes, surprised, no.

2. It’s video time. May as well watch the video Greenwald wrote about and linked to. Enjoy watching a guy who is supposed to be part of your government. Hahahahahaha.

 

 

Iran Has a Legal Case for Striking Israel

1. Let me make a few changes to this article below put out by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency – clearly a criminal organization. My changes are in bold. I ask the wonderful readers of Mantiq al-Tayr to please answer any questions Shas Party Members may have about the words replaced by the words in bold below. Most other people, except Republicans, should be able to tell from context.


WASHINGTON (JTA) — In a world where nuclear weapons are in the hands of a rogue nation like Israel , an Iranian preemptive strike on Israel’s nuclear facilities would be fully justified. Despite its ban on aggressive war, Article 51 of the United Nations Charter clearly recognizes a state’s inherent right of self-defense. Thus, Iran has full authority to act unilaterally or collectively in its self-defense.

Yet Article 51 does not create the right to self-defense; it is an inherent right of all states under customary international law. Hence, determining when self-defense is appropriate lies, as it always has, with each state.

Under the charter, however, the U.N. Security Council is charged with lifting the burden of individual national self-defense and taking appropriate steps to restore international peace and security. One must recognize, however, that the muscular Security Council envisioned in the charter has never materialized. As such, threatened states are almost always required to make their own decisions and bear their own burdens.

Article 51 allows Iran to use aggressive force against Israel’s nuclear program if an “armed attack” occurs. Its plain language is satisfied when one state has used armed force to attack another state. Under customary international law, a preemptive strike is also permitted when an armed attack is imminent.

Thus an Iranian attack against Israel’s nuclear facilities would be legitimate for two reasons.

First, Israel already is conducting armed attacks under the plain meaning of Article 51 through Islamic terrorist surrogates such as the MEK so a de facto state of war exists between Israel and Iran.

Second, even if one questions whether armed attacks have occurred (by discounting Israel’s use of surrogates), Israel’s development of weapons of mass destruction constitutes an imminent, existential threat to Iran, all of Israel’s neighbors and the entire world.

Under customary international law, the Article 51 “armed attack” requirement that evokes a right of self-defense can occur when a state perceives that such an attack is “immediately impending and inevitable.” Thus, rather than waiting for an actual attack, a state may execute a preemptive strike on the hostile state.

Historically, two elements must be met to legitimize a preemptive strike: proportionality and necessity.

The necessity element is where attention is usually focused. The acting state must have exhausted all other alternatives of dealing with the problem, and the threat from the hostile state must be imminent. As with most preemptive strikes, imminence related to necessity will be the most contested issue in deciding the strike’s legality.

[Lots of Zionist Bullshit deleted so we can get to the final paragraph of this piece of shit.]

While the general rule in international law is that a state may not initiate aggressive war toward another state, an Iranian attack on Israeli nuclear facilities would not qualify as aggressive war; it would simply reflect Iran’s inherent right to self-defense.

2. Xymphora has a most interesting comment on the Atzmon issue, far more interesting, in my view, that Atzmon himself is. On the other hand, Atzmon really has Derowshitz in a continuous hissy fit which indicates to me that he is hovering over an important target.

AIPAC: Islamophobia Central?

(Artwork by the irrepressible Skulz.)

Update: Click on the link to download Obama’s address to AIPAC which just ended a few moments to go. He is introduced by Lee Rosenberg Chair of the Board of AIPAC.) Obama at AIPAC

1. Well goys and girls, the AIPAC COT has begun. Here’s a link to their “breakout” sessions for March 4. Read the names of the speakers, it’s like a who’s who of the Zionist Jews.

Among those speaking at the breakout sessions are such luminaires as Steve Emerson, an infamous Zionist agent thoroughly exposed as an Islamophobic forger of evidence with some very interesting financial deals. See , here, here, and if you go here and read all the way to the end of this excellent piece you will find a Sheldon Adelson connection. Here’s a nice summary article on Emerson and other professional Islamophobes. Sure is a shame that US government agencies actually invite some of these types in to “train” their employees. More on that subject later.

Emerson also likes to hang out with a pig named Walid Phares, a hideous Lebanese Christian right-wing Muslim-hating ideologue well-known now for his incitement against Muslims when he was a member of the criminal militia called the “Lebanese Forces” which, with Israeli help, carried out the massacres at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps. Phares, according to the Angry Arab used to deny he was a member of the Lebanese Forces, but now the evidence against him is so overwhelming that he seems to have stopped. Hey, let me digress for a second.

Phares denied belonging to this criminal gang. Hmmm. He is an immigrant. Did he acknowledge being a member of that outfit when he came to the United States? Gee FBI guys who I know read this blog and like it, why don’t you do a little due-diligence for a change and look more carefully into his background, especially since he is so close to Mitt Romney and if Romney wins Phares could get a very sensitive post in the Romney White House. But I digress.

Anyway, Emerson and Phares made a movie together designed to make you think the Moooooooselims are hiding under your bed waiting to kill you.

M. J. Rosenberg, a former AIPAC official, has Emerson figured out too. Rosenberg should know a Zionist shill when he sees one. In fact, he has known Emerson for quite a while: (Red highlights are mine.)

“An investigation into Steve Emerson, who has literally built his entire career on telling Americans that Muslims, pretty much all Muslims, are a threat to our way of life, reveals that Emerson is reaping the benefits of hate. (In the name of disclosure, I should reveal that I knew Emerson when we were both connected to AIPAC).”

Anyway, Rosenberg sites the work by the Tennessean reporter Bob Smietana and then notes:

“The bottom line is that it is impossible to know where the money Emerson collects goes. Is he paying himself a million dollar salary? Is he investing it? Buying art? Funding illegal settlements in the West Bank? Who knows! (These are precisely the kinds of accusations that Emerson and his ilk routinely employ. By his own logic, Emerson could very well be funding terror with this money.)”

After then going out of his way to give Emerson some credit that Emerson does note deserve, Rosenberg notes:

“His group, the Investigative Project on Terrorism, is completely devoted to attacking Muslims. And Muslims alone.”

Gosh and that is just one AIPAC breakout session speaker.

Who else is speaking at this orgy of Love Israel, Hate Muslims, Sell out America?

Take a look for yourself. Here again is the link.

2. Oh fuck number 2. I want to get back to item number 1.

John Sugg spent years in Florida exposing Emerson’s Islamophobia and Israeli connections – especially concerning the infamous Sami al-Arian case. Here’s a link to an article by Sugg talking all about this, it is on the Loonwatch site, a site that is starting to figure out that Israel is a serious problem when it comes to Isamophobia. I could of told them that all along, but I digress. Anyway, Suggs says lots of very interesting things. Here’s a couple of tidbits:

“In tandem with his vassal reporter at the Tampa Trib, Michael Fechter, Emerson waged a decade-long jihad against a professor at the University of South Florida, Sami Al-Arian, accused by Emerson and Fechter of being a terrorist mastermind. Emerson and Fechter were backed by a shadowy network of former federal agents and foreign spooks, notably a disinformation specialist for Israel’s ultra-right Likud party named Yigal Carmon and a controversial ex-FBI official named Oliver “Buck” Revell – and a lot of money whose origins have never been revealed.”

Turns out the Fechter was being fed “information” by Israeli intelligence agents.

“As the great Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz explained before Al-Arian’s 2005 federal trial: “Israel owns much of the copyright for the case; a well-informed source termed the prosecution an ‘American-Israeli co-production.’ The Americans are running the show, but behind the scenes it was the Israelis who for years collected material (and) transmitted information…” How did they transmit information? In part, via “secret evidence” slipped to our federales, evidence and accusers Al-Arian wasn’t allowed to confront (who needs that nasty old Sixth Amendment?). But reporters were also conduits for scurrilous “intelligence” claims. Fechter himself wrote that “former and current senior Israeli intelligence officials” loaded his stories with information. Those allegations, many ludicrous on their face, were rejected by a federal jury . . .”

Here’s more Zionist Bullshit from Emerson and Fechter:

“You do recall the firestorm, right? Emerson and Fechter launched a series of series of attacks on Muslims. No amount of hyperbole and vitriol-spewing was considered excessive by the Trib or Emerson. Fechter, for example, darkly hinted that the FBI found documents about MacDill Air Force Base among Al-Arian’s papers, insinuating some dastardly design. Nope. Al-Arian had twice been invited to speak to large groups of military and intelligence officers, and the sinister documents were, well, just the hand-out materials. Fechter, following the lead of his guru, Emerson, also tried to blame the Oklahoma City bombing on Arabs, an egregiously false story the Trib has never seen fit to correct. Emerson, meanwhile, said in February 1996 that Palestinian advocates at USF were involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Emerson promised proof “in the near term.” The proof never came, and the Justice Department said it had no records supporting the allegation.”

So go read that article and enjoy.

Here’s another article from Les Watchers des Loons with a nice little quote about Emerson:

“Instead of using a magnifying glass to look for evidence, Emerson’s technique of choice is to make up the evidence as he goes along, Andy Birkey of the Minnesota Independent notes:”

Okay, I can hear you all now saying, “What’s the BFD Mantiq, the MSM makes up shit all the time, ever heard of Judith Miller or David Sanger?”

Tou-fucking-che. You are right. But let’s go ahead and read some examples of Emerson’s making stuff up as quoted in the article I just linked to.

“Emerson has a long history of getting into hot water over his anti-Muslim rhetoric. In the 1998 nuclear standoff between India and Pakistan, Emerson fed reporters with an informant who said Pakistan was set to strike India with a nuclear weapon. The media eventually found the informant to be unreliable – but not until international media had used Emerson’s source and intensified an international crisis.

In 1990, he was accused of plagiarism in his writings about Pan Am 103.

….

He sued a Florida paper after it published reports that he was supplying reporters with documents he said were from the FBI. The Florida Weekly Planet reported that the documents were frauds and Emerson sued. When he couldn’t substantiate his claims, he withdrew the lawsuit.

Emerson once claimed that an extremist Muslim group put out a hit on him and that the FBI offered to put him in a witness protection program. The FBI denied that claim.

2. Okay, let’s try item 2 again. You can follow the COT on AIPAC’s twitter feed by going here: http://twitter.com/#!/AIPAC

You can try to watch the orgy live, bandwidth permitting by going here:

http://www.aipac.org/pc

Update: Also try here: http://www.aipac.org/800.html

(Please don’t have any minors in the room when you do this.)

One of Obama’s bosses, Peres, has just finished. He is being worshipped by these so-called Americans.

Now they are having a an Ethiopian Jewish girl doing an infomercial on how great Israel is and how America is great because it supports Israel.

And now there’s a push for giving money to Israel. I can’t take any more.

Any now the IVPFAA is about to speak. I’m recording the audio and will upload later. BTW, the head of AIPAC’s board is introducing Obama and he sounds like he is giving Obama his marching orders. Interesting. I’ll upload the audio of that as well. (Update: Link to the speech is at the top of this page.)

Obama just praised Dan Shapiro for kissing Israel’s ass. (Shapiro is at the conference, I mean where else would he be? )

3. Here’s another new video on why Jonathan Pollard should be freed.

Appetizers on the Eve of the AIPAC Orgy

(Yes, the artwork is more Skulzduggery)

1. We on are the eve of the annual Bacchanalian Zio-Orgy that even Nero would have been in shock and awe over called the AIPAC Annual Policy Conference (COT). In honor of that conference let’s look at a few things both great and small. Consider the items below as pre-orgy appetizers.

A. Andrew Breitbart is dead. Kinda hard to have missed this with all the fawning going on throughout the mainstream media which apparently Infowars has now officially joined. Read this piece by Nimmo. Disgusting.

Here’s my tribute to Breitbart – taken from a post I did recently about Dana Loesch who advocates pissing on dead Muslims and was working for Breitbart when she did so.

“Dana Loesch is a college drop-out loudmouth hater of Palestinians and is a blind supporter of Israel. She is the editor of an on-line site called “Big Journalism” run by a right wing Zionist Jew wacko named Andre Breitbart famous for exposing Weiner’s weiner. She is also a self-described “Jesus freak” and home schools her two kids. Having chosen the opposite path of Mr. Caputi, she advocates pissing on dead Muslims after you murder them. Therefore she is qualified to work as a commentator for CNN.”

Maybe I should revise that last sentence to read “is qualified to work as a commentator for CNN and for Infowars.com, but I digress.

B. Remember Edward Mossberg? He’s the New Jersey real estate developer who was charged with all kinds of fraud in New Jersey. We wrote about him a lot here on Mantiq al-Tayr. Well, he’s gotten off Holocaust survivor free even though his cohorts were convicted. Therefore, I suggest he be a speaker at the AIPAC policy conference.

C. Long time featured player on Mantiq al-Tayr, Congressasshole Eliot Engel (Mossad, NY), has come out with a video urging the freeing of Jonathan Pollard. I hope Engel plays this video at the COT this weekend. In fact, I hope that Israeli Vice President for American Affairs (IVPFAA), Barack Sotero, will then come out on stage and announce Pollard’s release and that the resounding cheers will all be recorded so I can play them for you here, but I digress. Anyway, the video is below. Engel does not just call for Pollard’s sentence to be commuted, he calls for Pollard to be PARDONED. “I believe he should have been pardoned a long time ago.” He addes “I consider myself one of the most pro-Israel members of Congress.” It’s short, watch it and puke.

D. The Jerusalem Post, well aware of the AIPAC conference and the fact that Netanyahu will be meeting with the IVPFAA, notes that the Israeli government will be using the occasion of the conference to pressure the living hell out of the so-called US government to release Pollard.

“The campaign to release Jonathan Pollard is heating up again. Next week, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres are set to ask US leaders for clemency for the former US Navy Intelligence analyst who was convicted by a US court of spying for Israel and sentenced to life in prison in 1987.”

E. We here at Mantiq al-Tayr believe that Barry Landau should also be a speaker at the AIPAC COT this weekend. Afterall. he too likes to steal precious American documents and sell them to the highest bidder. Like Pollard he was found with an absolute shitload of stolen documents. According to the report I just linked to the FBI found 10,000 documents in his apartment. They weren’t classified, they were just national treasures. Landau had to plead guilty.

2. Shas Party members must be dancing in the streets. The Israeli government, claiming that it’s jails are too full (but not too full of Palestinians) has released 600 people. I hope they will all attend the AIPAC COT this weekend, some of them seem well qualified. One is a Shas Party member and former Israeli government minister Shlomo Benizri. He was in jail for accepting bribes but he’s now out.

Also let out of jail is a guy who murdered a Palestinian. Yup. Now the murderer was an Israeli policeman and the victim was a car thief. I don’t have a whole lot of sympathy for thieves of any persuasion. However the circumstances are, well, just a little too fucking typical of Israeli abuse of Palestinians, in this case an Arab citizen of the Jewish State.

A while back, Jonathan Cook reported on the case of Shahar Mizrahi.

“Despite his life never being in danger, Mizrahi had used the butt of his gun to smash the window of a car in which Mahmoud Ghanaim, 24, was seated and shot him in the head from close range. The court also noted that Mizrahi had changed his testimony several times during the investigations.”

Cook added the following interesting info:

“According to Mossawa, an advocacy group, 40 Palestinian citizens have been killed in suspicious circumstances by the security forces over the past decade. Mizrahi is the first policeman to be convicted in such a case.

“As of yesterday, an online petition calling on the Israeli president, Shimon Peres, to pardon Mizrahi had attracted more than 5,000 signatures in a few days, and a Facebook page supporting the policeman had 1,300 fans.”

Could you imagine the outcry if a Muslim policeman in New York City did this to a Jewish car thief? But I digress. Shahar Mizrahi is free now to come to the AIPAC COT, he got out of jail just in time. Bring him on.

3. Mitt Romney, best known for having Walid Phares, a former member of a murderous Lebanese militia as one of his adivsors, will also be speaking at the COT.

4. The IVPFAA has just proposed 3.1 billion of your tax dollars for military aid to Israel.

5. Your Congress, hahahahahaha, is considering a bill to strengthen Israeli penetration of the US economy. Hahahaha.

6. Ever heard the term Torah Umadda? Here’s what it means according to Wiki:

All Orthodox ideologies place a high value on ahavat yisrael (love of a fellow – individual – Jew) and all regard the Land of Israel as holy – and residence there as a mitzvah. However, for Centrist Orthodoxy, the “People of Israel”, additionally, play a central role. The resulting difference, relative to other philosophies, manifests in two ways. Firstly, involvement with non-orthodox will extend beyond “outreach” – in which many Haredi organisations engage – to continued institutional relations and cooperation (despite the “deviationist violations of Torah and Halakha” of the non-orthodox). Secondly, Centrist Orthodoxy places a high national, as well as religious, significance on the State of Israel. Centrist Orthodox institutions and individuals are therefore Zionist in orientation, and rates of Aliyah (immigration to Israel) from this community are high relative to others;[15] study in Israeli Hesder Yeshivot is also common. Thus, although Centrist Orthodoxy and Religious Zionism are not identical, they share many of the same values and many of the same adherents.[16]

7. Well it’s video time.

Here’s the Maccabeats who started at Yeshiva University singing at last years AIPAC COT. You’ll hear the American National Anthem (sung far better than at any football, baseball or basketball game I’ve ever been too), the Israeli National Anthem, and nice Hanukkah song about kicking Greek ass.

Oh, the Maccabeats have Torah Umadda as their philosophy. Almost forgot to mention that.

Watch in fascination and horror. You deserve it, you really do.

“I can hear my homeland calling me, ‘Come back” (Second song in the video below.)

Here is part 2. They want peace. Really, they do. Really.

[They can sing, have to give credit where credit is due, ask the Greeks.]