India out. GST war on islam. Islamist leader Abdelilah Benkirane as Morocco Premier (write to: abdulruff_jnu@yahoo.com)

India out.

GST war on islam.

Islamist leader Abdelilah Benkirane as Morocco Premier

-DR. ABDUL RUFF

abdulruff_jnu@yahoo.com

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Parliament in Rabat, Morocco, 20 November 2011

I – Poll

Moroccans have elected new lower house of parliament on 25 November, in the first national vote since the approval of constitutional reforms in July billed as laying the foundations for a fully-fledged constitutional monarchy. Moderate Islamists, as expected, did well the vote after a similar success in Tunisia’s first democratic election a month ago and the Justice and Development Party (PJD) emerged as the biggest party in Friday’s parliamentary elections.

The Justice and Development Party (PJD) took 107 seats out of the 395 in Parliament, almost twice as many as the second-place nationalist Istiqlal party, with 60 seats. The election was held more than a year early, after pro-democracy demonstrations swept the country earlier this year as part of the regionwide Arab Spring.

The leader of a moderate Islamist party Abdelilah Benkirane has been appointed by King Mohammed VI as Morocco’s new prime minister. Abdelilah will now hold talks on forming a coalition government.  His Justice and Development Party has not been in government before.

The PJD’s victory follows that of Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda Party in an election there last month. Following elections, King Mohammed VI is for the first time obliged to choose the prime minister from the largest party, rather than naming whoever he pleases. King Mohammed received Benkirane, who is the PJD’s secretary general, in the mountain town of Midelt and named him head of government with the task of forming a new government.

Under a new constitution approved by referendum in July, the king has to choose a prime minister from the party that won the most seats. The constitution also gives the prime minister more powers to govern, but the king still has the final say on issues of defence, security and religion. The reforms were supported by all the main political parties, which called on their supporters to back the proposals in the referendum.

The 20 February movement, which spearheaded Morocco’s pro-democracy protests earlier this year, has called for a boycott of the elections, dismissing them as a “piece of theatre”. It says the constitutional changes approved in July are superficial, and perpetuate a “facade of democracy” that – it says – has disguised continuing royal rule for decades.

King Mohammed VI presented the constitutional changes as a far-reaching concession to Arab Spring-style pro-democracy protests, but activists believe they will do little to change the actual power structure and have called for a boycott of the elections. As a result of the constitutional changes approved by 98% of those voting in a 1 July referendum, the position of the prime minister, who must now be appointed from the largest party in parliament, has also been enhanced, gaining the authority to appoint government officials and dissolve parliament.  However, the parliament will have a greater share of power and – in theory – will play the leading role in a legislative process previously dominated by the king.

Benkirane, who was elected head of his party in 2008, leads its more pro-monarchy faction. He has repeatedly stated his support for a strong king, even though some of his colleagues would prefer a less powerful ruler. “The head of the state is king and no-one can govern without him,” he told supporters. The PJD has said it will promote Islamic finance. However, it has avoided focusing on issues such as alcohol and headscarves for women.

Many of the protesters who took to the streets in February feel the reforms still fall far short of their demands for a democratic, constitutional monarchy, and have called for a boycott. Ahead of the poll, the sleepy calm of the capital, Rabat, was occasionally punctuated by the marches of unemployed graduates. But the country’s powerful monarchy and the system that supports it appear to have averted any direct, mortal challenge for now.

A low turnout in the parliamentary poll would detract from the legitimacy of King Mohammed VI’s reforms and could hint at future problems.

II – Morocco

The Kingdom of Morocco is the most westerly of the North African countries known as the Maghreb. To the south, the status of Western Sahara remains unresolved. Morocco annexed the territory in 1975 and a guerrilla war with Algerian-backed pro-independence forces ended in 1991. UN efforts have failed to break the political deadlock. To the north, a dispute with Spain in 2002 over the tiny island of Perejil revived the issue of the sovereignty of Melilla and Ceuta. The small enclaves on the Mediterranean coast are surrounded by Morocco and have been administered by Madrid for centuries.

Strategically situated with both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines, but with a rugged mountainous interior, it stayed independent for centuries while developing a rich culture blended from Arab, Berber, European and African influences.  However, Morocco was a French protectorate from 1912 to 1956, when Sultan Mohammed became king. He was succeeded in 1961 by his son, Hassan II, who ruled for 38 years. He played a prominent role in the search for peace in the Middle East, given the large number of Israelis of Moroccan origin, but was criticized for suppressing domestic opposition. A truth commission set up to investigate human rights violations during Hassan’s reign confirmed nearly 10,000 cases, ranging from death in detention to forced exile. After his death in 1999 Hassan was succeeded by his son, who became King Mohammed VI and was seen as a modernizer. There has been some economic and social liberalization, but the monarch has retained sweeping powers.

King Mohammed is aided by a powerful propaganda machine – his image adorns streets and shops across the country. Central to the monarchical regime’s strength is its longevity – the Alaoui dynasty gained control of most of Morocco in 1664 – and its claim of descent from the Prophet Muhammad. The king has tremendous religious and political capital – it’s not just the king but the whole political establishment, the monarchy and the “makhzen” provide for the patronage network that embodies Morocco’s ruling elite.

Moroccan citizens, many of them poor and illiterate and living in rural areas, are made to believe that the monarch has a special gift or blessing and they feel that they have some psychological relationship with the king. Symbolic rituals also boost his status. In an annual ceremony of allegiance, the “bay’a”, Moroccan officials bow before the king as he parades on a horse.

Despite these traditional trappings, the monarchy under the 48-year-old king has taken on a more modern, reformist image. His father, Hassan II, ran a notoriously brutal regime between 1961 and 1999. Opponents were tortured and protests repressed.  1965, the interior minister at the time, Gen Mohammed Oufkir, supervised a crackdown on demonstrations in Casablanca from a helicopter while – according to one story – personally spraying rioters with a machine gun. But a process of gradual reform began in the final years of Hassan’s rule, and continued with his son. It included a family law that advanced women’s rights and a truth commission that explored abuses under King Hassan – though none of those responsible were prosecuted.

Along with Ennahda in Tunisia and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey, it places itself within a contemporary movement to promote and respect Islam and reconcile Islam and democracy. Coalitions of more secular, royalist parties have tried to smother it and the Islamists have found it hard to directly challenge the king because of his religious status as “commander of the faithful”. It too is seen by many as being in the pocket of the palace. The PJD here in Morocco is presenting the ‘third way’ between revolution and the uncertainty of the current system.

The toppling of long-standing leaders in Tunisia and Egypt at the beginning of the year is widely seen as having caught the Moroccan regime off-guard, at a time when the reform process had stagnated. As Morocco’s own protest movement took shape, a long-held taboo was breached. It’s the first time in Morocco that the king was openly criticized and they didn’t shoot people. Instead, the monarchy’s response was to promise changes including rights guarantees and more powers for the parliament. These were enshrined in a new constitution that was approved by referendum in July.

III – Observations

Maybe, the Arab World is in the process of changing but Arabs still don’t know the results and what will happen in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria or Yemen especially the destruction of Libya by the NATO-UNSC terror organizations. The moderately Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD), which has been buoyed by the recent reforms, and by the gains Islamists have made elsewhere in the region, could win the election and so supply the next prime minister.

Leaders of Morocco claim they are presenting the way of reform without losing the stability, the unity of the country- but at the same time furthering the democratic agenda of Morocco.

Morocco’s ruling elite thinks it has skillfully sidestepped the revolutionary fervor sweeping the Arab world by offering a milder, more peaceful vision of change. Critics of the reforms point in particular to the fact that the king will still have wide-ranging executive powers, in particular control over foreign, defence and security policy. Activists also say the reforms will not end the behind-the-scenes dominance of the “makhzen” – a power apparatus of veteran politicians, powerful businesspeople, the security forces and royal officials controlled by the king through a system of patronage.

Morocco is bidding for membership of the European Union, its main trade partner, but there appears to be little enthusiasm for this within the bloc.

Morocco has been given the status of non-Nato ally by Washington, which has praised its support for the US-led war on terror. After deadly suicide bombings in Casablanca in 2003, Morocco launched a crackdown on suspected Islamic militants.

The message of a democratic agenda and gradual change is one that has gone down well with Morocco’s allies in the anti-Islamic US and Europe who promote pro-west leaders in Muslim world and destabilize the Muslim nations if the leaders do not buy CIA terror gimmicks…

Political and poll bribery is common. Sheep were being handed out to voters, and over the last few months, the protest movement has been subject to a smear campaign, arrests, and intimidation at the hands of shadowy groups of pro-monarchy thugs known as “baltaja”. But Moroccans say they will show the Western world that Morocco can bring about a gentle revolution and the nation can travel towards a real democracy.

In Morocco elections are never decisive as the king retains ultimate control and though parliament has more power, parties are weak. The electoral system is prepared on purpose not to let anyone succeed, so it’s impossible to get more than 20% of the seats in parliament and this is to allow the monarchy to dominate. The manipulation of the party system is just one of the old-fashioned tactics still being deployed to bolster the status quo.  According to analysts, the reforms passed this year are largely cosmetic, and there is no guarantee they will be put into practice on the ground. However, so long as it plays the NATO fiddle well, it has got nothing to worry.

Claims, fake or real, of descent from the Prophet Muhammad (Peace) by a few pampered Muslim leaders might be fashionable but are ridiculous if they decline to promote true Islam in the society. Moroccan king clams the same of being a descent from the Prophet Muhammad but he shamelessly sides with NATO terrorism and western anti-Islamism. A Muslim nation that promotes anti-Islamism and helps, directly or otherwise, the anti-Islamic GST rogues and refuses to promote Islamic way of life and institutionalize Islamic law on daily basis ceases to be a Muslim nation.  Muslim leaders in such societies are guilty of anti-Islamic crimes.

Elected premier Islamist leader Abdelilah Benkirane, though worships the king, has a responsibly constructive role to play in this regard so that Islam takes firm roots in the society. Americans, Britishers and other western terrocrats cannot help him or Morocco in this regard. Benkirane’s pro-people policies and their proper implementation would greatly benefit not just Muslims but entire humanity in some measure.

Muhammad praying at the Ka’ba.

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د. عبد راف

Dr. Abdul Ruff, Specialist on State Terrorism; Educationalist;Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International Affairs(CIA); Independent Analyst;Chronicler of Foreign occupations & Freedom movements(Palestine,Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc); Anti-Muslimism and anti-Islamism are more dangerous than “terrorism” Anti-Islamic forces & terrorists are using criminal elements for terrorizing the world and they in disguise are harming genuine interests of ordinary Muslims. Global media today, even in Muslim nations, are controlled by CIA  & other anti-Islamic agencies. Former university Teacher;/website:abdulruff.wordpress.com

Russia meets Ukraine amid standoff!


Russia meets Ukraine amid standoff!

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

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After all there were together fighting the enemy of socialism during the cold war and have some basic understating about their problems and the can find solutions. Russia and Ukraine were part of Russia for centuries and separated as the mighty Soviet state crumpled and dissolved into 15 independent republics.

 

Splitting the Soviet Union had been one of the major agenda of US led NATO>and they did succeed in making the Soviet system crimple.

 

 

Conflict

 

 

The post-Crimea military tension in Ukraine shows no signs of abating. The United Nations Human Rights Committee concluded that separatists and Ukrainian forces have both committed an array of abuses. According to the findings the rebels have engaged in murder, torture and abductions that were “disproportionately targeting civilians”. They receive a steady supply of sophisticated weapons and ammunition from Russia. Violations by the Ukrainian military and Interior Ministry special battalions include “arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances and torture. Most of the fighting, which has cost at least 2,000 lives, has been concentrated in Ukraine’s industrialized Donbass region and the key rebel strongholds of Donetsk and Luhansk, which separatists have declared as independent states.

 

The fighting in eastern Ukraine began in mid-April, a month after Russia annexed Crimea. It has killed over 2,000 people and forced over 340,000 to flee, according to the U.N. Russian Defense Ministry as saying the soldiers were patrolling the border and probably crossed the border inadvertently. Russia reportedly has tens of thousands of troops positioned in areas near the Ukrainian border, leading to persistent concerns that Moscow could be preparing an invasion.

 

Putin has so far ignored requests from the rebels to be annexed by Russia — unlike in March, when he annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. But Associated Press journalists on the border have seen the rebels with a wide range of unmarked military equipment — including tanks, Buk missile launchers and armored personnel carriers — and have run into many Russians among the rebel fighters. It was the second straight day that attacks were reported in the vicinity of Novoazovsk, which is in eastern Ukraine’s separatist Donetsk region but previously had seen little fighting. Novoazovsk lies on the Azov Sea on the road that runs from Russia to the major Ukrainian port of Mariupol and west to Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula annexed by Russia.

 

Now after the war conflict in east Ukraine, when the leaders of Russian Ukraine met an impression was  created that  they want to sort out differences. Even as tensions have ramped up after Russia for the first time admitted that its troops had crossed onto Ukrainian soil after Kiev released footage purporting to show 10 Russian soldiers captured on its territory, the presidents of Russia and Ukraine (Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko) shook hands ahead of key talks in Minsk on 26 August, though with little hope for a breakthrough to end the raging conflict pitting Kiev against pro-Moscow separatist rebels..

The soldiers from a Russian paratrooper division were captured around Amvrosiivka, a town near the Russian border. Towering columns of smoke rose Tuesday from outside a city in Ukraine’s far southeast after what residents said was a heavy artillery barrage. Ukraine accused separatists and their Russian backers of trying to expand the conflict. It was the second straight day that attacks were reported in the vicinity of Novoazovsk, which is in eastern Ukraine’s separatist Donetsk region but previously had seen little fighting.

 

Ukraine’s forces accused Russian troops of trying to open a “new front” after an armoured convoy crossed onto government-held territory Monday in the south of Donetsk region. Ukrainian officials said artillery was fired from the Russian side of the border. A Ukrainian soldier who declined to give his name suggested that the shelling could have come from rebels aiming to take out a Ukrainian rocket launcher. In Kiev, Col. Andriy Lysenko blamed the shelling on “Russian mercenaries.” Novoazovsk lies on the Azov Sea on the road that runs from Russia to the major Ukrainian port of Mariupol. That same road goes west to Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula annexed by Russia in March.

 

Ukraine also accused Russian army helicopters of launching a ferocious missile attack on a Ukrainian border position further to the north, killing four border guards and bringing the death toll to 12 soldiers in the past 24 hours. Local authorities in the main rebel bastion of Donetsk said three civilians were killed in shelling overnight as the army pummels insurgent fighters.

The rebels previously announced the launch of a counter-offensive after losing swathes of territory to a push by government forces. Officials from the EU and Russian-led Customs Union were set to discuss the crisis and trade issues after Ukraine’s new pro-Western leaders signed a landmark deal with the European Union in June that riled Russia.

Russia unilaterally sent about 230 lorries carrying what it claimed was 1,800 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the rebel-held city of Lugansk on Friday after accusing Kiev of intentionally delaying the mission. Kiev condemned the move as a “direct invasion”. Some 400,000 people have fled their homes since April in fighting that has left residents in some besieged rebel-held cities without water or power for weeks.

Ukraine said a small column of Russian tanks and armored vehicles crossed into Ukraine north of Novoazovsk, raising the possibility that pro-Russia separatists were aiming to take control of a strip of land that would link up Russia with Crimea. “Russia is trying from its side to open a new front. The new columns of Russian tanks and armor crossing into Ukraine indicates a Russian-directed counteroffensive may be underway,” U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt said there were enough forces and equipment in Mariupol to defend the city of more than 450,000. An AP reporter saw excavators digging deep trenches on the eastern edge of the city.

Ukrainian media aired footage purporting to show captured Russian soldiers confessing to crossing into Ukraine in armoured convoys.  Kiev has long accused Moscow of stoking the separatist insurgency raging in its east — charges the Kremlin has repeatedly denied — but this is the first time it has claimed to have captured Russian soldiers on Ukrainian soil.”Officially, they are at exercises in various corners of Russia. In reality, they are participating in military aggression against Ukraine”, Defence Minister Valeriy Geletey said  A Russian defence ministry source on Tuesday said the captured soldiers had crossed into Ukraine accidentally. The soldiers had been “taking part in patrolling a section of the Russian-Ukrainian border. They crossed it most likely by accident, on an unequipped, unmarked section”.

 

 

Meeting

 

 

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met face-to-face on 26th August for the first time since June to talk about the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine’s separatist east. From their opening remarks, it appeared unlikely that Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko would find common ground. Meanwhile, a Moscow military source claimed they had crossed into Ukraine “by accident”. Pressure soared after Kiev’s security service said that paratroopers from Russia’s 98th airborne division had been captured by Ukrainian forces about 50 kilometres (30 miles) southeast of the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk.

The two leaders sat on opposite sides of a large round table and were joined by the presidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan and three senior officials from the European Union. Contrary to some expectations, they did not meet one-on-one ahead of the talks. They did stage a handshake for the cameras.

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine who arrived to attend a conference in the Belarusian capital about the development of the Eurasian Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan, representatives of the European Commission and the Russian Federation, met face-to-face for the first time since June on the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine’s separatist east. They were joined by the presidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan and three senior officials from the European Union in the Belarusian capital of Minsk.

The meeting came as Ukraine said its forces had captured 10 Russian soldiers in eastern Ukraine and the shelling spread to a new front in the far southeast. Ukraine has repeatedly accused Russia of supporting and arming the rebels, which Russia denies daily. “The fate of peace and the fate of Europe are being decided in Minsk today,” Poroshenko said as the talks began.

The leaders spent two hours discussing bilateral concerns after a regional economic summit in Minsk, Belarus, in which Putin said there is no military solution to the crisis in Ukraine. It was their first formal meeting since a chilly encounter in June during D-Day commemorations in Normandy, France.  Poroshenko said in a statement afterward that a “road map” for a possible cease-fire in eastern Ukraine would be prepared as soon as possible. He and Putin agreed to begin consultations about border guards.

The meeting in the Belarusian capital of Minsk came as Ukraine said it had captured 10 Russian soldiers in eastern Ukraine and shelling spread to a new front in the country’s southeast. Ukraine has repeatedly accused Russia of supporting and arming the pro-Russian rebels fighting government troops, which Russia always denies. “The fate of peace and the fate of Europe are being decided in Minsk today,” Poroshenko, a billionaire chocolate magnate, said as the talks began, his manner unusually restrained. Poroshenko told the gathering in Minsk that “the fate of the world and Europe” is being decided there. 10 soldiers from a Russian paratrooper division were captured Monday in the area of Amvrosiivka, near the Russian border in the Donetsk region. Russian Defense Ministry said that the servicemen were patrolling the Russian-Ukrainian border area and probably crossed the border by accident. Ukraine rejected any claims of an accident.

Putin devoted most of his opening remarks to trade, arguing that Ukraine’s decision to sign an association agreement with the 28-nation EU would lead to huge losses for Russia, which would then be forced to protect its economy. Russia had been counting on Ukraine joining a rival economic union it is forming with Belarus and Kazakhstan. Ukraine is set to ratify the EU association agreement in September. On the fighting, Putin said he was certain the conflict “could not be solved by further escalation of the military scenario without taking into account the vital interests of the southeast of the country and without a peaceful dialogue of its representatives.”

 

Poroshenko said the purpose of his visit was to start searching for a political compromise and promised that the interests of Russian-speakers in eastern Ukraine would be taken into account. Ukraine wants the rebels to hand back the territory they have captured in eastern Ukraine, while Putin wants to retain some sort of leverage over the mostly Russian-speaking region so Ukraine does not join NATO or the European Union.

 

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko urged both sides to “discard political ambitions and not to seek political dividend.”

 

No compromise

The refusal by Kiev’s former president Viktor Yanukovych to ink the EU deal last year in favour of Moscow’s economic bloc sparked the protests that eventually led to his ouster and sparked a chain of events that saw Russia annex Ukraine’s Crimea region and sparked the pro-Moscow insurgency.

 

On the ground there appeared no end in sight to the four months of conflict that has already claimed some 2,200 lives and has plunged relations between Russia and the West to levels not seen since the end of the Cold War in 1991.

 

Ukraine wants the rebels to hand back the territory they have captured in eastern Ukraine, while Putin wants to retain some sort of leverage over the mostly Russian-speaking region so Ukraine does not join NATO or the European Union.

 

Petro Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin met in Belarus with top EU officials and the leaders of Kazakhstan and Belarus in a bid to defuse the conflict some fear could trigger all-out war between Kiev and its former Soviet master Moscow. Poroshenko told Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko that “peace is the priority” ahead of the group meeting.

Putin called their discussions “positive” and said Russia would do everything it could to help achieve peace between Kiev and pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine. He said a cease-fire was never discussed with Poroshenko. Putin devoted most of his opening remarks to trade, arguing that Ukraine’s decision to sign an association agreement with the EU would lead to huge losses for Russia, which would then be forced to protect its economy.

 

Putin has so far ignored requests from the rebels to be annexed by Russia — unlike in March, when he annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. But the rebels are seen with a wide range of unmarked military equipment — including tanks, Buk missile launchers and armored personnel carriers — and have run into many Russians among the rebel fighters.

 

 

Russia had been counting on Ukraine joining a rival economic union that it is forming with Belarus and Kazakhstan. Ukraine is set to ratify the EU association agreement in September. On the fighting, Putin said he was certain the conflict could not be solved by further escalation of the military scenario without taking into account the vital interests of the southeast of the country and without a peaceful dialogue of its representatives.

 

Ukraine said a small column of Russian tanks and armored vehicles crossed into Ukraine north of Novoazovsk, raising the possibility that pro-Russia separatists were aiming to take control of a strip of land that would link up Russia with Crimea. Ukraine accused the separatists and Russia of trying to expand the conflict. Towering columns of smoke rose from outside a city in Ukraine’s far southeast after what residents said was a heavy artillery barrage.

 

Poroshenko would be unlikely to agree to Russia’s frequent call for federalization — devolving wide powers to the regions from the central government — but could agree to allow them to have some expanded powers. He also has spoken against holding a referendum on Ukraine’s joining NATO; Russia’s desire to keep Ukraine out of the military alliance is seen as one of Moscow’s key concerns.

 

Moscow also said it seeks a negotiated settlement and not a military victory. Poroshenko would be unlikely to agree to Russia’s frequent call for Ukraine to federalize — devolving wide powers to the regions from the central government in Kiev — but could agree to give the regions some expanded powers. Poroshenko also has spoken against holding a referendum on Ukraine’s joining NATO.

 

Meanwhile, Washington claims Russian-directed counteroffensive may be underway and Russia is trying from its side to open a new front. Russia reportedly has tens of thousands of troops positioned in areas near the Ukrainian border, leading to persistent concerns that Moscow could be preparing an invasion. Ukrainian officials said artillery in the region was fired from the Russian side of the border. Later in the day, reporters saw Ukrainian troops and equipment moving on the road west of Novoazovsk, and heard the rumbling of what sounded like artillery fire in the distance.

As Ukraine’s political transition continues, Poroshenko announced long-awaited early parliamentary elections for October 26. The Kremlin also ratcheted up the pressure by announcing plans to send another aid convoy into eastern Ukraine “this week”.

 

 

Of course, there wasn’t any peace talk between Putin and Poroshenko and hence real peace in Ukraine is far away. .

 

 

Global Warming and Scientific Warning

Global Warming and Scientific Warning

 

Global Warming and Scientific Warning

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COALCHAL

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If the world powers are bent upon destroying the world and all living beings along with it, it seems, nothing can stop them. They can achieve the devastating objective but would not be existing to recount the tragedies impact on them.

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) synthesis report on the global scientific community’s assessment of human-caused global warming offers the starkest and most strongly-worded warning yet of the dangers ahead for the earth and humanity.

Aspects of future climate shifts are probably already irreversible but, however, Climate change will be significantly more dangerous, deadly, and expensive if nothing is done to correct humanity’s course

Climate change is the most important environmental threat at par with nuclear weapons. Climate change is real and around us. The IPCC assessment seeks to tie together previous reports the panel has released over the last year and offers a stark assessment of the perilous future the planet and humanity face due to global warming and climate change.

The world’s leading scientists have reached a clear and overwhelming consensus that the failure to adequately acknowledge and act on previous warnings has put the planet on a path where “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts” of human-caused climate change will surely be felt in the decades to come. Pennsylvania State University climate scientist Michael Mann wrote: “The report tells us once again what we know with a greater degree of certainty: that climate change is real, it is caused by us, and it is already causing substantial damage to us and our environment. If there is one take home point of this report it is this: We have to act now.”

Using blunter, more forceful language than the reports that underpin it, the new draft highlights the urgency of the risks that are likely to be intensified by continued emissions of heat-trapping gases, primarily carbon dioxide released by the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas.

It cited rising political efforts around the world on climate change, including efforts to limit emissions as well as to adapt to changes that have become inevitable. But the report found that these efforts were being overwhelmed by construction of facilities like new coal-burning power plants that will lock in high emissions for decades.

From 1970 to 2000, global emissions of greenhouse gases grew at 1.3 percent a year. But from 2000 to 2010, that rate jumped to 2.2 percent a year, the report found, and the pace seems to be accelerating further in this decade.

 

Continued emission of greenhouse gases will cause further warming and long-lasting changes in all components of the climate system, increasing the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems The IPCC draft paints a harsh warning of what’s causing global warming and what it will do to humans and the environment. It also describes what can be done about it.

The IPCC report  is designed to integrate the findings of the three working group contributions to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report and two special reports” and provide policymakers with a scientific foundation to tackle the challenge of climate change. Taken together, the IPCC reports and their recommendations are designed to help governments and other stakeholders work together at various levels, including a new international agreement to limit climate change.

It mentions extreme weather and rising sea levels, such as heat waves, flooding and droughts. It even raises, as an earlier report did, the idea that climate change will worsen violent conflicts and refugee problems and could hinder efforts to grow more food. And ocean acidification, which comes from the added carbon absorbed by oceans, will harm marine life, it says.

Without changes in greenhouse gas emissions, “climate change risks are likely to be high or very high by the end of the 21st century

 

The risk of abrupt and irreversible change increases as the magnitude of the warming increases. The draft includes not new information per se, but employs stronger language and contains a more urgent warning than the previous reports from the IPCC which it attempts to synthesize and summarize.

The report found that companies and governments had identified reserves of these fuels at least four times larger than could safely be burned if global warming is to be kept to a tolerable level. That means if society wants to limit the risks to future generations, it must find the discipline to leave a vast majority of these valuable fuels in the ground

The final report, rather final warning will be issued after governments and scientists go over the draft line by line in an October conference in Copenhagen late October. In September, the United Nations is hosting its next international climate summit in New York City and climate campaigners are hoping to capitalize on the meeting by planning what they are calling the “People’s Climate March” during the same week as a way to apply pressure on world governments to finally act on the issue.

Politicians have come together too many times with nothing more than rhetoric and empty promises in tow. Next month, thousands of true leaders will be marching on the streets of New York demanding real action. The question is, will our elected leaders follow.

The IPCC draft report should serve to galvanize and add weight to the climate justice movement, which has consistently demanded that world leaders respond to the crisis with action—not words.

Save climate!

Save world!

Save humanity!

cientific Warning

Another Fragile Truce- What is next for Palestinians?

Another Fragile Truce- What is next for Palestinians?
-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Upon successful aggression of Gaza strip of Palestine territories, fascist terrocracy and US ally Israel has also achieved yet another fragile truce with the Gaza Palestinians, essentially giving some gap for another aggression. News outlets streamed images of people in Gaza celebrating in the streets for their disastrous “victory”.

The Gaza strip has been witness to three wars in the past decade and each time Israel undertook mass killings of Palestinians in Gaza strip along with heavy destructions. And each time, Jewish war strategists wooed the Hamas rulers to declare a victory which they did foolishly because that helps them keep the terrorized Palestinians under their control.

Yes, Israel and Palestinian officials announced on August 26 that they have reached a long term ceasefire agreement drawing an end to fifty days of death and destruction in the Gaza strip.
After Hamas officials broke the news, Israeli officials are now confirming the truce which reportedly began at night. As part of the agreement, Israel has reportedly agreed to “ease” their blockade on the Strip to allow for rebuilding materials to enter the war torn territory.

The alleged truce comes hours after Israeli shelling toppled two high-rise buildings, among other huge devastation, in Gaza City.

The latest update by the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) in Palestine is that the cumulative death toll among Palestinians stands at 2,076, with an estimated 70 percent believed to be civilians, including 491 children and 253 women.

Hamas officials have announced the acceptance of a long term ceasefire deal with Israel; it was widely reported after seven weeks of intense bombing by Israeli forces. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in Gaza that an agreement has been reached between the two sides and we are awaiting the announcement from Cairo to determine the zero hour for implementation.

And Israel has used its anti-Palestine ally Egyptian military regime to achieve the fragile truce, calling it a “long truce” to fool the world, Tel Aviv does not call it a permanent truce.

The pro-US- Israeli Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said the disaster in Gaza is beyond imagination reinforced the complete destruction of Gaza after seven weeks of intense shelling and the pressing need for “materials” to help rebuild the schools, hospitals and places of worship so that Palestinians “will be able to live” in the days following the ceasefire.

Israel also announced that discussions regarding more long term issues—such as whether Palestinians in Gaza will be permitted to build a seaport or airport, and Israel’s demands for Hamas to be “demilitarized”—will begin in a month.

A Palestinian senior official claimed that the peace talk have led to a permanent ceasefire, a deal to “end” the blockade and a guarantee that Gaza’s demands and needs would be met.

Characteristically, Israeli officials have yet to comment on the reported agreement. They play the same old mischief by using Egypt and Abbas to make statements which the Israelis can later deny.. .

Even as Hamas celebrated their bogus victory, Abbas warned the people of Palestine that Israeli peace cannot be taken for granted because they always broke the truce unilaterally. “Are we expecting another war after one year or two? To what extent will this issue go on without being solved?”- asked a confused Abbas.

Obviously, fate of Palestinians, including their children, rest with Israeli military which continues to get heaps of US terror goods.

Israeli knows it. Americans also know it. However, the Hamas leaders refuse to accept this. And there lies the cruel fate of Palestine children.

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Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal, Educationist; Prolific writer; Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International Affairs; Independent Analyst-Commentator-Columnist;Chronicler of Foreign occupations & Freedom movements(Palestine,Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc.) researcher, university Teacher; website: abdulruff. wordpress.com/ abdulruff_jnu@ yahoo.com/abdulruff@gmail.com.
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South Indian state of Kerala to ban alcohol

South Indian state of Kerala to ban alcohol
-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL
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Liquor state?

Needless to say that smoking and drinking liquor are harmful to
humans. Drinking alcohol can make human minds petrified and go rust.
However, more and more people are getting addicted to these
anti-societal habits. This is a major problem India is facing today.
People in the southern state of Kerala are the heaviest drinkers in
India, and sales of alcohol are rising fast. Keralites start smoking
and drinking local and foreign liquors right from their school days as
part of their regular life. Foreign liquor adds to their family
status.
While nukes are the status symbol of regimes, liquor has become the
status symbol of common people as well. Malayalees especially who
thrive on gulf money are the best examples.
Kerala is India’s tippler country. It has the highest per capita
consumption – over eight litres per person a year – in the nation,
overtaking traditionally hard-drinking states like Punjab and Haryana.
Also, in a strange twist of taste, rum and brandy are the preferred
drink in Kerala in a country where whisky outsells every other liquor.
Alcohol helps in giving Kerala’s economy a good high – shockingly,
about 40% of revenues for its annual budget come from booze.
Similarly, revenues from alcohol to the state’s exchequer have
registered a whopping 100% rise over the past four years. The monopoly
is so professionally run that consumers can even send text messages
from their phones to a helpline number to record their grievances.
Muslims join others in contributing to the state revenues  by buying
liquor.
A state-run monopoly, curiously-named Kerala State Beverages
Corporation (KSBC), sells alcohol. It runs 337 liquor shops, open
seven days a week. Each shop caters on average to an astonishing
80,000 clients. This fiscal year thealso  KSBC is expected to sell
$1bn (£0.6bn) of alcohol in a state of 30 million people, up from $12m
when it took over the retail business in 1984. Today, it is a pathetic
scene in many places in the towns and capital Thiruvananthapuram as
people stand in long queues to buy foreign liquor. The queues are very
long if there is holiday the next day.  People who throng the liquor
outlets right form early morning till night when the shops are closed
are young, middle-aged and old. In fact, it is difficult to use local
transport in late evening till night because of menace from liquor
commuters as commuters. Hence hardly women travel in local buses after
say 7 pm night.
India’s highly literate and biggest consumer of alcohol, Kerala, will
be liquor-free in 10 years, after the ruling United Democratic Front
coalition led by Congress party called for a total prohibition in the
state, phased over 10 percent reduction each year.

Liquor Ban

It is certain that alcohol still continues as a social danger. This is
having an adverse effect.
Of late, there has been  strong  urge from Kerala Congress party chief
Sudheeran to  impose total ban on liquor in Kerala where people simply
cannot live without taking to bottle culture as part of their daily
life. His move is obviously opposed by liquor lobbies even from his
own Congress party. Under the strong liquor lobby influence, Chief
Minister Oommen Chandy began supporting the lobbies that created a
conflict within Congress-led ruling UDF government but eventually
Susheeran won the battle for the people who want to make the state
liquor free. .
In a swift action, a day after Congress-led ruling UDF led by Oommen
Chandy on 22 August recommended shutting down over 700 liquor bars
attached to hotels below the five-star categories, the Kerala
Government on Friday approved the new liquor policy and also imposed a
five per cent cess on liquor. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the
Cabinet would formally ratify the decision in its next meeting. The
five per cent cess on liquor sold through Beverages Corporation
outlets would be used to set up a Fund for rehabilitation of employees
who lose jobs due to closing down of the bars and for creating
awareness against liquor among the people, Chandy said.
Chandy said the Congress-led government planned to make Kerala “liquor
free” with a series of proposed measures in the coming months. A total
of 418 bars already remained closed, and the other 312 bars also would
be closed this financial year, he said. Stating that the new liquor
policy was a final phase to achieve UDF’s goal of taking the state to
total prohibition in ten years, he said government had received legal
advice that the now functioning 312 bars also could be closed during
the financial year itself after completing certain financial
formalities on license fees. 10% of the 338 liquor shops owned by a
state-run monopoly will be shut every year.
The congress led UDF government has also decided to phase out the
Beverages Corporation (Bevco), which sells liquor in retail stores.
The 334 Bevco outlets will be wound up with the closing of 10 percent
every year, and they will not be allowed to sell liquor on Sundays and
on the 1st of every month.

The loss to the society due to liquor consumption was manifold more
than the revenue earned from the liquor sale. State Finance Minister
and leader of KC-M, the third largest partner in the UDF, K M Mani put
the total revenue loss on various counts due to the new liquor
restrictions at Rs.1,813 crores. Mani said even though the new policy
resulted in revenue loss to state exchequer, the decision was taken
unanimously considering the ‘well-being’ of the society. In coming
years, the revenue loss would be much more than this. The government
was expected to earn Rs.250 crore on the five per cent cess on liquor
for setting up the Fund for rehabilitation of workers in bars and
anti-liquor campaign. To close down the now functioning 312 bars, an
amount of Rs.39 crore was required to repay their license fees, he
said.
That the Kerala government has outlined plans to ban the sale and
consumption of alcohol to tackle the state’s drink problem is a bold
step. The move to close down bars came as a surprise to the people as
there were different opinions among the ruling party leaders on liquor
ban.

Causes

Since Kerala has achieved the reputation as the highest consumer of
alcohol with a per capita consumption of 8.3 litre, much higher than
the national average of 5.7 litre, Chandy said three reasons had been
cited as the major hitches for the successful implementation of the
total liquor ban. ‘Revenue to the government from the sale of liquor,
effect on tourism industry and flourishing of illicit liquor trade”,
he said but added ‘I am not agreeing with the first two points’.
Rising numbers of divorces in Kerala are linked to alcohol abuse. And
the majority of road deaths in the state – nearly 4,000 during
2008-2009 – are due to drink driving, he says. Hospitals and rehab
centres are packed with patients suffering from alcohol-related
diseases.
Drinking liquor is almost a social rite of passage, taken very
seriously in Kerala.
But he elaborates other, perhaps more important, reasons – high
unemployment, easy access to alcohol and the fact that drinking has
become a “part of upwardly mobile living”.
Most activists believe that “prohibition” is not the solution – it
just drives buyers and sellers underground.
The state government warned that alcohol abuse was becoming a danger
to society as it unveiled a plan to ban its sale and consumption
within 10 years. It said no new licenses to sell alcohol would be
granted, while many of the state’s 720 bars and restaurants would not
have their licenses renewed.

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Kerala should get ready to
imbibe the essence of a total liquor ban in the state.” From next year
only five-star hotels will be granted licenses.

Doctors and activists have highlighted rising alcohol abuse, blaming
it for many road accidents and even marital breakdown. They say
hospitals and rehabilitation centres are packed with patients
suffering from alcohol-related diseases.

Liquor lobbies and businesses are worried that the proposed ban may
hit tourism in the state. Kerala is the state which attracts the
highest number of tourists in India. One estimate accounts for more
than 20-30% of revenues in the state’s annual budget.

Policy

The liquor ban decision will come into effect from 1 April 2015. Only
the 23 five-star hotels in the state will be granted bar licenses,
while those of the existing 318 bars in the state will not be renewed
from next year.

Chandy said new liquor policy was a unanimous decision of the UDF and
has the support of all sections in the society. The new liquor policy
makes it clear that only five-star hotels will have bars to sell
Indian Made Foreign Liquor. Only luxury hotels will be allowed to
serve alcohol from next year. The decision, taken by the UDF
leadership meeting Presided by Chandy, ended a long-drawn feud in the
state unit of the Congress and the coalition as a whole over the
question of renewing licenses of 418 bars which were found to be
lacking in quality.

On UDF recommendation of phasing out Beverages Corporation outlets,
Chandy said ten per cent outlets would be closed down every year to
wipe out them in 10 years and this would come to around 39 shops per
year. A portion of the revenue of Beverages Corporation, the sole
agency for the sale of Indian Made Foreign liquor, would be used for
the formation of Kerala Alcohol Education, Research, Rehabilitation
and Compensation Fund (KAERCF).
The Kerala government’s recommendation on complete liquor prohibition
will be ratified by the state cabinet and will then be conveyed to the
Kerala High Court as a policy decision. Interestingly, the
Congress-led government’s vision of an alcohol-free state is on the
lines of the dry state of Gujarat, which was headed by BJP’s Narendra
Modi until he took over as Prime Minister.

Thus, the government’s first step in its prohibition drive is to not
allow the licenses of 418 bars, shut since April this year for lack of
upgradation, to be renewed.

Arranging awareness campaigns against the use of liquor, to collect
data regarding this, giving compensation to those whose lives are
shattered due to excessive consumption of alcohol were the aims.

Accolades and Concerns

The New UDF liquor policy received accolade from different sections in
the society. A group of housewives met Chief Minister at his official
residence to express their solidarity with the new policy.

Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president VM Sudheeran, who
pushed for the prohibition, seems to have been influenced by the
Indian Union Muslim League, a major party in the coalition, and the
government may have been under pressure by the Catholic Church. As per
reports, Cardinal Baselios Mor Cleemis, the Archbishop of the
Syro-Malankara Catholic Church and President of the Catholic Bishops’
Conference of India, has warned the government that it would lose
support if the licences of closed bars were renewed.
Sudheeran, who had stood firmly against renewing licenses to 418 bars,
gave full support to the government in its new policy. After the ban
on arrack by the then A K Antony Ministry two decades ago, this move
has been seen as of a major initiative to make Kerala ‘a total liquor
free state.
Not only Kerala has India’s highest annual per-capita alcohol
consumption at 8.3 litres, but it is also one of the country’s biggest
tourist draws thanks to its palm-fringed white sandy beaches and
tranquil rivers lined with paddy fields. Tourism officials said they
had not been consulted and warned that exempting five-star hotels
would not be enough to save the industry, with many tourists staying
in small guesthouses. “By this, we are denying the facility of having
beer and wine to tourists in hotels with four-star and below
category,” a Confederation of Tourism Industry Kerala official said.
“This will affect domestic and international tourist arrivals and send
a wrong message about the destination.”

Despite a growing number of people who demand a ban on the sale and
consumption of alcohol, there is an equally spirited group of
hard-core drinkers who lobby for cheaper and more widely distributed
liquor. One of them is well-known actor NL Balakrishnan, a veteran of
more than 200 films, who launched a lobby group called Forum for
Better Spirit in 1983.
The forum’s manifesto asks the government to provide liquor through
the state-subsided public distribution system, boost toddy production,
slash prices for elderly drinkers and supply free alcohol to drinkers
over 90. The jolly and convivial Balakrishnan, 67, says his father
“initiated” him into drinking when he was four. When his father died
at the ripe age of 98 after a “lifetime of heavy drinking”, he wet his
lips with liquor and not holy water, as is the Hindu custom.
Of course such rhetoric seeking liquor for the public can be harmful
and injurious to societal health.
As a result of this decision, some say that illicit liquor will
increase in the state and there may also be a hooch tragedy because of
this. If they won’t get it in Kerala, they will travel to the
neighboring Tamil Nadu where the stuff is cheaper and Karnataka and
get liquor. Malayalees, who like Kannadigas do not wish to tour
outside will be seen on the move in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka more
frequently than now, crowing the liquor shops. This would affect the
liquor supply outlets there .

Kerala’s ban on liquor all set to push up Karnataka’s revenues.
Kerala’s ‘alcohol-free in 10 years’ policy may prove to be a boon
especially for Karnataka. Places like Talapady of Mangalore, Sullia,
Puttur and a few areas of Madikeri are expecting a huge movement of
weekend crowd to the state. Deputy Commissioner (Excise) for Mangalore
and Udupi districts, George Pinto, said, “Liquor smuggling into Kerala
is surely going to increase if the ban is imposed. Smugglers are going
to mint money. We can expect businessmen to open lodges and
restaurants in the bordering areas. The only criterion is that there
should be no objection with regard to the location as well as in the
municipality areas.” The average hard liquor consumption in Dakshina
Kannada district is about 2.20 lakh boxes per month and each box
contains about nine litres. Belthangady Congress MLA, Vasanth Bangera,
also the former president of Dakshina Kannada Wine Merchants
Association, said, “If Kerala closes down all the bars in the state,
we can expect the business in the bordering areas to go up by at least
25-30 per cent.” Madikeri is also expected to see an increase in the
weekend crowd. A former president of the association said there could
be a possibility that those units in the city will expand or open more
outlets in the border areas. Andhra Pradesh had already experimented
with the ban and failed.

With the Karnataka state government increasing its duty on liquor in
the recent years, liquor here is expensive when compared with Kerala.
Areas bordering Kerala are likely to witness an increase in the demand
for liquor by at least 25 per cent.

There is a concern that Govt. is making way for more scams, which
in-turn benefit the govt. It’s not only the smugglers who make money,
even the police are going to make money.  Liquor ban could end up like
other state discipline measures. When they catch any smugglers they
are going to take a bribe from them and then let them go and in return
they help them to continue smuggling and making their commission.

Some pro-liquor people say that the solution possibly lies in
introducing drinks with mild alcohol content. And since drinking is
also a cultural problem, people need to be made aware of the havoc
that alcohol can wreak on their lives. Until then alcohol should
continue to dominate the lives of many of Kerala’s people – and boost
its exchequer’s finances.
House wives are too happy about the state decision to ban liquor.
People support this decision and are eager to see that they completely
ban liquor; they say it is injurious to health then why do they sell
it.
Instead of banning why not close down the entire liquor production
this would solve all purposes that are thought over by the govt. for
banning liquor.
Liquor lobbies think the ban would be rolled back by Oommen Chandy
sooner or later. There is a strong simmering resentment in ruling
coalition parties and it seems Sudheeran or former Kerala president of
Congress party and now the home minister Ramesh Chennithala could
replace Chandy. However there is no open demand for the same. There is
a demand for a constituent party KC that their leader Mani be made the
CM. Muslim League the second largest party after the Congress party
in UDF coalition has not openly sought  CM post for their candidate.
The liquor ban would go a long way in strengthening the health of
people and society, in making a shining India at large.
Meanwhile, the Modi government could consider passing a useful law to
ban liquor at national level.

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*د. عبد راف *

(Humanity has a right to know the truth which does not require
endorsements) Unfortunately, today there is not even one Muslim nation
today practicing  truly Islamic faith and life.

Pakistan: Sharif’s resignation is not acceptable to Zardari

 

Pakistan: Sharif’s resignation is not acceptable to Zardari

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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The illusory air of change is looming all over Pakistan but no one is sure about anything. Some might see an Arab spring in the ongoing agitations in Islamabad led by Imran Khan for a regime change which does not look possible now.

In fact when the Arab Spring unleashed in many Muslim nations, it did not enter Pakistan. Even when Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal upturned Indian politics by their anti-corruption movement leading to regime change in India, Pakistan remained untouched. Now people are on the streets agitating for a regime change.

Pakistan has been endowed with tremendous resources and capabilities but it continues to bleed and that too because of rampant corruption, manipulation and ignorance.   The most impacted victims to the disease of change are the people from the lower strata. Their sufferings are not going to be addressed or mitigated even if the present regime is replaced by a new because they all exist to promote the rich. The regime itself is keen to promote the US/NATO interests.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)  led by former cricketer Imran Khan is spearheading  agitations country wide in Pakistan  demanding a virtual regime change but the Muslim League  government led by Nawaz Sharif has rejected the demand as illegal. As the third round of talks between the government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ultimately ending in a stalemate onAugust 23, despite showing the most progress, supporters of PTI and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) continued their sit-in at D-Chowk in front of Parliament House.

The PTI proposed that the prime minister resign for a period of 30 days during which a judicial commission works ‘independently’ to determine if the May 2013 elections were transparent. This demand though was rejected by the government, who said they had accepted almost all the other demands of the PTI. The party has announced it will recommence its sit-in on Sunday evening with screens and mini-protests in other cities as well.

Separately, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif¸ with a view to seeking a way out of the impasse has held talks with former president Asif Ali Zardari in Raiwind who has indirectly supported Sharif. .

The former president Asif Ali Zardari made a rare appearance before the media following his day-long trip to Lahore, where he met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with other PML-N members as well as leaders of various other parties, including the PML-Q and JI.

Taking a page from PTI chief Imran Khan’s metaphors, Zardari said that there is “no third umpire,” adding that if there was one, the matter would have escalated. “We are all working together,” he said, while stressing on the need for dialogue. “Democracy means never shutting the door.”

Asif Ali Zardari was noticeably in a good mood while responding to questions posed by media persons, during which he said, “Conspiracies are part and parcel of politics.” Maintaining a diplomatic stance, Zardari said, “We welcome the PTI government, it is their first time on the national front.”He also said that the PPP acknowledges the PTI’s right to hold on to their position when he was asked about the party’s decision to resign from the National Assembly. “One democratic government should not challenge another democratic government, especially through street power,” the PPP chief said, adding, “Under no circumstances should democracy be challenged or derailed.”

Zardari also advised the government to deal with everything in a peaceful manner, and proudly said that the PPP had “completed five years making peace.” “I am for Pakistan, I am not for anybody else. I have given this Parliament power,” he said. The former president also added, “At this moment, we need to focus on standing with our armed forces who are engaged in an “operation.”, alongside the occupations forces of USA.

The question is not  whether or not Sharif would step down, at least temporarily but if all this will change the future of Pakistan and bring solace to the  poor Pakistani masses.

 

Ukraine standoff and American liars!

 

Ukraine standoff and American liars!

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

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Encircled by powerful economic muscles and high precision security systems, it seems American Christians and Jews are scared of Muslims. Their global media networks claim that with cooked up proof. And the world, terrorized by US led NATO fascist militaries and their perceived Islamic threat.

 

That is indeed not good news for humanity. Because, the formidable US Christian-Jews generally use such terror threat gimmicks in order to create the necessary preconditions for their planned terror attacks on Muslims.

 

In fact, now it has been proven that Sept-11 hoax was also preplanned by these so-called democrats in Washington.  The media have been the perfect allies of these educated neocon strategists with secret agendas

 

The powerful NATO could do nothing when over 70 vehicles from a stalled Russian aid convoy crossed into eastern Ukraine on 22 August — a move that was swiftly met with an escalation of threats from Ukraine and NATO, including charges that the entry constitutes an “invasion.” But Russia insists the trucks in fact carry humanitarian aid—including power generators, food, and drinking water—for the people of the embattled region of Luhansk. The convoy of more than 270 trucks has been stuck at the border for more than a week after Russia was accused by Ukraine, the United States, and other Western governments of using the vehicles as a “Trojan horse” to support an alleged ground invasion or back armed groups battling with Ukrainian forces.  Following a declaration from Russia’s foreign ministry that the convoy “could not wait any longer,” the vehicles crossed Friday at an area of the border under the control of armed opponents of the Ukrainian government.

 

To date, no evidence has been presented publicly that contradicts claims that the vehicles transport aid supplies, and several of the vehicles were inspected by Ukrainian border and customs officials last week. If USA and Western governments have evidence that indicates this is not a legitimate aid convoy, they should make it public. Assuming the worst in this situation is essentially giving license to the Ukrainian government to escalate.

 

Kiev says the convoy did so without the consent of the Ukrainian government. In the immediate aftermath of the border crossing, Ukraine and its Western allies unleashed a barrage of threats saying  that the act constitutes a “direct invasion.” NATO condemned the move, slamming Russia for “a blatant breach of Russia’s international commitments” and insinuating that the convoy may not carry humanitarian goods. Meanwhile, a Pentagon spokesperson strongly condemned the decision to move the convoy and issued a vague threat to Russia that it will face “costs” if it does not withdraw immediately.

Russia’s foreign ministry, meanwhile, declared that any attack on the convoy would constitute a criminal act. Critics warn that heightened rhetoric from the West obscures the role that Ukraine, the U.S., and their allies have played in stoking the current violence and militarization of the region and reviving Cold War divisions.

Clearly, USA and Ukraine are lying. As the sponsors of Zionist crimes in Palestine, Americans only promotes Ukraine state crimes and endorses all lies.

However, interestingly, neither USA/Ukraine nor Russia is eager to take the issue of state terror attacks on the people of East Ukraine to the international courts.

Do you call it double=standards by veto members of UNSC?

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Who controls International courts?

Who controls International courts?
-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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That all powerful Uncle Sam continues to wield power plus influence in
all international organizations and  financial agencies is not a  new
information  at all but  USA can control  international criminal court
without being a member could  rather be puzzling for  common people
and middle class students.
There is absolutely nothing that USA cannot control and even in
Mideast it controls Saudi led Arab League while shielding all Zionist
crimes as the Jewish prerogative
USA, Israel and EU jointly make decisions on international
developments and they want to ruin Syria by playing its usual double
roles there. Knowing fully well Assad would not quit, they still want
to destabilize that nation.  They would have left Syria alone had
Syria got no energy resources.
These estimably fascist a group of nations do not think the need to
take Israel to international courts for its heinous crimes against
humanity but  are eager to punish Assad. USA always uses its veto to
shield the Jewish state criminals.
Most UN diplomats feel uneasy over continued US support for Zionist
criminal state in Mideast. Israel advances the expansionist operations
in Palestine.  After the occupation of Palestine territories, Israel
captured the Golan Heights from Syria in a 1967 war and annexed the
strategic plateau in a move the world has not recognized. Syrian
troops are not allowed in an area of separation — monitored by UN
peacekeepers — under a 1973 ceasefire formalized in 1974. Israel
rejects the world demand to free Palestine people from the blockades
and terror attacks as part of its holocaust drive.

Moscow is a close ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.
More than 150,000 people have been killed during the Syrian conflict,
fueled by the US and European terrocracies. Russia and China pursue
joint policy on many international issues. They vetoed on May 22 a
United Nations Security Council resolution to refer the situation in
Syria to the International Criminal Court for possible prosecution of
war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the country’s
three-year civil war. This was the fourth time Russia and China have
blocked action UN on Syria.

Even after repeated attacks, killing Palestinians, including children,
the PLO still mulling the idea of approaching the international
criminal court for justice. .
Like the USA, Russia, China and Rwanda are also not members of ICC.
Although the USA is not a party to the ICC, it agreed to support the
draft resolution after ensuring that Israel would be protected from
any possible prosecution at the International Criminal Court related
to its occupation of the Golan Heights in Syria. Eleven countries on
the Security Council are members of the International Criminal Court.

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US Crimes in Ukraine!

 

 


US Crimes in Ukraine!

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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Americans proudly say they have the prerogative to kill any one they don’t like, destroy any nation they dislike. And they know how to do it. Military prowess  provides the means for the  US terrocracy to achieve any criminal objective it intents.  

The main stream global media run by and for capitalists to advance their colonialist adventures very  tactfully hide the truth so that future generations  would not know the whole truth and they will now  what today’s colonial master want them  know through books and media strips.

NATO fascist attacks on Islamic world, thus, would be known  to the future generations as the    outcome of  one strongman called Osama in a military   uniform as presented by CIA led media networks….

Yes not only Osama and Obama,  but entire world  history of now will suitably be written by those paid by the imperialist forces.

That the Sept-11 was a mere hoax engineered by the US-Israeli hawks remains a hidden truth.

Should history then belong to the enemies of humanity?

The terrocratic state operations are in full swing in Ukraine. The Ukrainian government that the USA installed in February of this year was resorting to internationally banned white phosphorous firebombs in order to help destroy the million people who live in the now Ukrainian separatist capital of Donetsk. It lands super-hot and starts fires and burns to death almost anyone it touches.

The victims in southeast Ukraine are trying to protect themselves from Ukraine’s Nazis. The Ukrainian separatists are the residents in Ukraine’s southeast, where Viktor Yanukovych, the Ukrainian President, was elected overwhelmingly by the votes of the people in this region in 2010. They reject the government that Obama installed, and are therefore seeking independence from it. They reject that government not so much because Obama, like in Afghanistan and Iraq,  is forcing a terrocracy on them, because that government is trying to exterminate them.

Since this type of state oppression has been going on for months, there has been a mass-evacuation of the area by the families, leaving only their fathers who are the resistance fighters.

Obviously, the terrorized people of Russian origin look to Russia for help. Russia opens more refugee camps, and the West blocks Russia from sending aid into the Ukrainian cities that are being bombed: food, water, and medicines. 

 

According to reliable sources in Donetsk, WP bombs landed in residential areas in Donetsk at the Lenin district of Donetsk city, Petrovski district of Donetsk city and near the railway station Mandrykino. The situation in Luhansk without electricity, water and food can be compared with activities used when committing genocide. Ukrainian forces isolated [the] East Ukrainian city and are not allowing water, food and medicine through after destroying electricity and communication services. According to an eyewitness statement Ukrainian army check points let travelers drive to the Eastern Ukraine, but no one is able to leave the Eastern part of the country. It’s like a big prison with hundred[s of] thousands of people and without food, water and electricity. Scenes of devastation are emerging from across the city, with many buildings burned out or riddled with shell-holes. A large number of private homes in Donetsk have been burned down as firefighters fail to extinguish fires caused by shelling.” So, their source confirmed it.

The Ukrainian regime that the US installed has simply been blocking off any ability of official ‘news’ media into Donetsk to report on the massacre. In other words: anyone who is still waiting for ‘news’ media to tell them about this firebombing will be waiting until everyone is dead and no one even cares, because it’ll then no longer be even ‘news’ at all — by then it’ll be only history.

 

And so the people in Donetsk are like the people who lived in Hiroshima, or in Dresden, or who were bombed to death by Germany’s Nazis in London, etc. Of course, the determinant of whether the victims here will be viewed sympathetically by history will be which side ultimately writes the history books on this war. But did the residents of Dresden and Hiroshima have any guilt that justified their being destroyed in this way?

 

Ukraine regime has designed this ethnic-cleansing program in Ukraine.

Anyone in the US House of Representatives who fails to introduce an impeachment resolution against Obama for his Nazism in this regard is certainly guilty, along with Obama. If Obama isn’t even impeached and removed from office for bringing about and endorsing the perpetrators of this and other such atrocities in Ukraine, as he has done, then Americans have no reason to expect ultimately to be treated any better by the Nazis that we then allow to remain in power over us Americans. Nazism is profoundly un-American.

Like wise, any member of the US House of Representatives who opposes impeaching Obama over this should certainly be removed by his or her voters this fall. That’s crystal clear, because Obama is the first-ever U.S. President to install a Nazi regime anywhere in the world. He is veritably spitting not only onto the graves of all U.S. soldiers who died fighting Nazis in World War II; he is even spitting onto the graves of America’s Founders, who would be shocked and appalled that between America’s greatness in WW II and today, America has descended so, from heaven, into hell.

Obama , like Bush Jr, might feel safe in hell for their super power crimes!

 

 Hail America!

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Harmful Palestinian Disunity: Some Observations

Harmful Palestinian Disunity: Some Observations

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL 

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Rift in Freedom Movement

 

When it is not that easy to gain sovereignty, freedom and independence from an occupation power that employs brutal methods to silence the people who unitedly seek and fight for their legitimate rights,  it is meaningless to seek the same with a divided people because  it is impossible  to convince the world  of their sincere intentions for sovereignty.

Palestinians face similar predicament fighting a monstrous nuclear power Israel by splitting themselves into Fatah and Hamas parties, among others.  The Fatah leader and PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas has been arm-twister by USA-Israel fascist twins to fight and do away with Hamas and he has done it perhaps in order to obtain some aid from USA and EU.   Generally the Israel does not invade West bank where Fatah rules and thus that region is economically better than Gaza strip where Hamas rules and Israel conducts air terror raids to kill Palestinians and destroy a part of Palestine.   Recent Israeli military invasion of Palestine Gaza has cost about 2000 Palestinians, including children, schools, and mosques.  Gaza economy has been devastated.

Palestinians can achieve freedom from Israeli yoke fairly quickly only if they dismantle their parties and merge in PLO as one single movement.  By showcasing a disunited, split movement fighting with one another, Palestinians have made the Israeli criminals bolder and stronger.

For any freedom movement to be successful, united front and unity among the freedom fighter groups is an essential precondition.  Independence can be achieved by a united struggle rather than waging struggles under various titles.

Only one freedom movement should make the occupying nations consider quick withdrawal of their brutal occupation of alien nations. Existence of several freedom groups and political parties in Jammu Kashmir have only  emboldened the occupying Indian terror forces to brutally occupy JK and enjoy  Kashmiri blood. One doubts if the freedom groups will ever come together to launch one single freedom movement to force occupying nations to surrender sovereignty to Kashmiris.

Since USA has been pushing Israel to commit such horrendous crimes in Palestine, neither the UN or UNSC nor the ICJ or ICC have taken up the issue seriously enough but have remained practically mute spectators, almost enjoying Zionist crimes. .

As a result of big Zionist mischief, peace is not happening in talks of Palestinians with Israel. Twenty years ago, when the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations were fresh and young, millions from both sides thought a peace agreement, at long last, was going to make their lives much better.  It didn’t happen. Twenty years of off-on talks, punctuated by violence, have not worked. In many ways, Israelis and Palestinians are further apart than they were when the peace process started.

With active support from USA and UK, Israel illegally acquired a nation for global Jewish Diaspora in Mideast, displacing the Palestinians.  But Palestinians lost their lands and sovereignty to Israel and thus have no state of their own.

Israel-US terror twins have tactfully split the people of Palestine not just into Hamas and Fatah but, worse, into pro-west so-called democratic and so-called militants.  Western and Israeli media just criticize the elected Hamas rulers as terrorists and Fatah as good people but in fact they also want to kill every Palestinian.

Israel and its bosses in USA wanted to squash the Hamas-Fatah Unity taking a shape in Palestine, upsetting all plans of the enemies of Palestine. When at long last, after a long disunity and civil war, a new 17-member Palestinian unity government was sworn in at the Muqata, the Presidential Compound, in Ramallah, comprising technocrats as agreed by Hamas and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party, marking a key step towards ending a major rift between brotherly factions in the West Bank and Gaza, Israel could not digest it, because all its efforts to divide Palestine groups and keep the division in tact have failed.

 

Israel is now a dangerous nuclear power and it secured nukes secretly and illegally with US help. While pestering Iran to disown its nuclear advantages, the USA refuses to talk about illegal Israeli nukes.  Tel Aviv got nuclear the facility illegally by citing the Palestinians as a serious threat to their “existence”.

However, the occupation forces deliberately fuel crisis in freedom camps so that rivalry remains intact so that not only the occupation can continue as freely as they drink the blood of people of the occupied lands, but the West would continue to offer economic and military packages. .

 

Vague reasons for disunity in Palestine

 

 

Palestinians face serious existential threat form occupying Israel and its protector USA.

Recently, Palestinians have sworn in a national consensus government, despite officials continuing to disagree over plans to close the Prisoner Affairs Ministry. The ceremony at which the new cabinet took its oath was held on Monday in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah.

The new government comprises politically independent ministers and will be tasked with organizing elections to be held within six months. It is headed by incumbent Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. Seventeen technocrats claiming no political alignment will be sworn-in to serve as an interim unity cabinet in Ramallah on June 02. Although at least eight ministers are hold-overs from the current government, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is standing by his insistence that all members of the new cabinet fit the “non-aligned” description, even Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Malki. There have been reports of last-minute disagreements between Fatah and Hamas including a dispute over the disposition of the prisoners’ affairs ministry.

President Mahmoud Abbas praised the “end” of Palestinian division. “Today, with the formation of a national consensus government, we announce the end of a Palestinian division that has greatly damaged our national case,” Abbas said at his Ramallah headquarters after the new cabinet was sworn in. “We hail the national consensus government, which represents all the Palestinian people.”   A statement from Hamdallah’s office denounced Netanyahu’s remarks, calling them part of a campaign intended to “cement Israel’s occupation by all means”.  Israel pulled its troops out of Gaza in 2005 in ”disengagement”, but still controls the borders, sea and airspace.

The USA and the EU, which are the largest donors to Palestinian agencies, have indicated they are willing to give the new unity government a chance. The USA, which considers Hamas a “terrorist group”, has said it will not make any decision on support until it has seen who is in the government.

Washington’s recognition of the new Unity Government has upset Israel. However, in order to appease the hardcore Zionists, Kerry reportedly told Israeli Binyamin Netanyahu that the US will not immediately bestow recognition upon the new Palestinian government. Netanyahu issued a plea to the international community “not to rush to recognize a Palestinian government which has Hamas as part of it and which is dependent on Hamas. The terrorist Zionist regime that keeps killing Palestinians, says Hamas is a terrorist organization that calls for Israel’s destruction, and the international community must not embrace it.

A day earlier, Abbas said: “Israel wants to punish us for agreeing with Hamas on this government,” he said, adding that the Netanyahu regime would “boycott the government the moment it is announced”. A Palestinian official said that Israel had denied requests by three Gaza-based Palestinians, who are expected to be named as ministers, to attend the ceremony.

Abbas has promised the cabinet will accept international calls to renounce violence and recognise Israel’s right to exist. Abu-Rudeineh said the new government would also abide by Abbas’ political program “which aims at achieving an independent state of Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital.”  The presidential spokesperson, Nabil Abu-Rudeineh, said the international community had already encouraged and welcomed Abbas’s move “aimed at the unification of the country and the Palestinian people.

Israel, a modern fascist regime in Mideast, refuses to recognize the new Palestine government and has urged USA also to ignore the Palestine government. While Israel has been adamant in rejecting the government set to be sworn in on the basis that the inclusion of Hamas, which refuses to moderate its calls for the destruction of the Jewish state, poisons the entire government, Israel says it will not deal with a Palestinian government backed by Hamas, which is sworn to Israel’s destruction.

 

Quickly, Israel suspended crisis-hit peace talks with the Palestinians in April in response to the announcement of the reconciliation deal. Israel has said it would cease all but security co-ordination with the Palestinians if the government was formed.

 

Washington has been far more ambiguous in its position. Kerry was said to have again expressed his concern that the new government must embrace the “Quartet principles” – renouncing violence; recognition of Israel; acceptance of previous commitments – but appears to be leaning toward accepting Abbas’s reading on the issue: that Hamas does not need to do so as long as the government in which it sits does so.

 

The USA, which has sponsored the Israel-Palestinian peace talks, has also expressed concern over any Hamas role in the new government. In a phone call with President Abbas, US Secretary of State John Kerry said the new government must “commit to the principles of non-violence, recognition of the State of Israel, and acceptance of previous agreements with it”   US Secretary of State John Kerry has remained in close contact with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as the clock ticks down to the initiation of a unity government that will, for the first time since 2006, include both the Hamas and Fatah factions.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, gave warning that the Hamas-Fatah deal to mend ties would strengthen “terrorism” in the Middle East. “I call on all responsible elements in the international community not to rush to recognize a Palestinian government which has Hamas as part of it and which is dependent on Hamas,” he said.

USA and Israel designated the elected Hamas government a terrorist organization so as to claim legitimacy for the crimes Israeli military has been committing in Palestine. President Abbas has said the new government will abide by previous agreements. by and other countries, Hamas opposes the peace talks with  a fanatic Israel because talks would not  give any real solution.

 

US-Israel Terror Twins

 

Although USA and UK had declared their intention of creating two nations in Palestine, they only established quickly a Jewish state to pursue criminal politics and denied the Palestinians their right to exist. Although the Arabs nations fought, without proper planning, with Israel, USA supported Israel with military goods, money and expertise and helped Israel to annex more Arab nations.  Since then the Zionist regime, exhibiting fascist instincts has used US terror goods and military to kill and terrorize the Palestinians by gradually enslaving them by creating blockades.

The conflict is about territory as Israel is eager to expand its illegal territories. The so-called peace negotiators, helped by a variety of foreigners, have been trying for twenty years, and they have not made a deal to secure a chance of living in peace as neighbors.  Israelis and Palestinians have heard the arguments so often, and seen so many failures, that they have stopped listening. Israel decides the talks and outcomes and it abruptly ends the talks when it wants.

Israel criminally plays with the vulnerability and weaknesses of the besieged Palestine masses. USA just promotes Zionist fascist regime as part of global imperialist network

For the last two decades now the world’s favorite peace plan has been the ‘two state solution’. However, Israel and USA have another plan at one point.  by two state solution, the USA and Israel meant not Israel and Palestine a but two states within Palestine, West bank and Gaza Strip and they had expected these two factions to kill each other, making easier for  Israeli criminal regime and it sponsors from USA and Europe to create greater Israel.

Americans always want to claim credit for success in Palestine issue but they play only mischief by supporting Israeli expansionism.  US mediated Israel-Palestine peace talks can make rapid progress if the major parties in Palestine, Fatah and Hamas come together to form a unity government.

The Obama regime repeatedly declared it is keen to achieve the peace deal in Mideast by the year end. But he is a Black American liar who supports Israel and squandered the real chance for Mideast peace by asking or endorsing Israel to attack Gaza strip.

With a view to encouraging the Kerry’s  peace efforts, top officials of Quartet from the United Nations, United States, Russia and European Union met on 1st February to discuss how they can help US Secretary of State John Kerry’s drive for a Middle East peace deal.  The meeting of the so-called Quartet of Middle East peace mediators, having failed to successfully mediate for a peace deal so far, will be held in Munich on the sidelines of the annual security conference there.  This meeting took place in a moment when difficult and bold decisions need to be made as the dividends of peace for Israelis and Palestinians are enormous.

As per the CIA-Mossad agenda for Mideast, only Israel should thrive in the region while Arab nations should accept Israel as their undisputed leader. For this purpose, USA and its European allies equipped Israel with latest weapons as well as anti-missile systems, strengthened with nukes and technology. Israel is now a powerful military power plus arms dealer for third world and others.  So much so, many countries seeking US arms directly approach Israel for the deals. India is one among them, unfortunately, to reach Washington via Tel Aviv, breaching all niceties of decency in international honest trade. (For India Israel is closer than Arab nations thanks to their colonial criminal records.

Israel said it would refuse to negotiate with any party that includes Hamas as a partner. Hamas refuses to recognize Israel for occupying Palestine and killing Palestinians. Hawkish Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu who killed thousands of Palestine people, cut a Zionist favorite joke that Abbas could “have peace with Israel or a pact with Hamas – he can’t have both”. At the time the USA also expressed “disappointment” over the unity deal, but pushed for the talks to continue. US foreign minister john Kerry eloquently said that a two-state solution will be clearly underscored as the only real alternative,.”Because a unitary state winds up either being an apartheid state with second-class citizens or it ends up being a state that destroys the capacity of Israel to be a Jewish state.”

 

 

Hamas-Fatah unity alone would accelerate nationhood

 

Today, Palestinians face two serious problems, one, Israeli occupational crimes and two, Fatah-Hamas disunity and both remain interlinked, thereby harming the chances of peaceful existence of Palestinians and general peace and prosperity in Mideast.  With Fatah and its leader Abbas playing a pro-West-Israel role, the freedom movement has been seen as the task of Hamas only

 

The split between the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip continues to be the main obstacle to moving forward toward statehood. The infighting between Fatah and Hamas parties is a major shame. Whether or not the Israeli regime is changing its old fascist mindset in trying to accommodate the genuine demands of the besieged Palestinians over the establishment of Palestine state, Palestinians are not seen sensibly united to secure independence from Zionist fascist yoke.

Negotiations were suspended by Israel after the two main Palestinian factions, “secular” pro-west  Fatah and Islamist Hamas, signed a unity deal on 22nd April.  Members from Fatah and Hamas celebrated signing a unity deal in Gaza city. The agreement calls for a unity government within weeks. While the tit-for-tat accusations continue, there has been no progress on the implementation of either of two reconciliation agreements signed by Fatah and Hamas in 2010.

Fatah in West Bank and Hamas in Gaza Strip have governed separately since in 2007 after Hamas won general elections in 2006, but Israel and USA arm-twisted Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas to reject the elected Hamas government, leading to a civil war in which Palestinians began killing each other, as if Zionist genocides of Palestinians are not enough. Fatah was ousted from Gaza. That resulted in two governments:  one in Gaza by Hamas and another in West Bank by Fatah party.

Hamas party won the national poll in 2006. When Hamas and Fatah formed a coalition government in 2006, the US and other Western nations withheld millions of dollars of aid to the Palestinians because of Hamas’ participation. USA and Israel coerced PLO chief Abbas to derecognize the Palestine government governed by Hamas party on the basis of democratic elections and they engineer a civil war in Palestine where Fatah and Hamas people began killing each other. USA, its allies, Israel enjoyed the bloodshed inside Palestine.

The Hamas-led government was dissolved by President Abbas in June 2007 presumably on instruction from Washington and Tel Aviiv in a move not recognized by Hamas, a day after Hamas forces ousted Fatah from the Gaza Strip. Hamas has continued to govern in Gaza, and the Palestinian Authority (PA) under President Abbas in the West Bank.

The enduring split has been deeply unpopular among Palestinians but previous reconciliation efforts have failed.

However, weakness of Abbas and Hamas’ isolation in Gaza and the failure of peace talks with an arrogant Israel to produce tangible results created fresh impetus for both sides to heal the divisions.

Hamas has controlled the occupied Gaza Strip since 2007, when it removed Fatah after winning an election. Fatah controls areas of the West Bank. The factions agreed in April to form a unity government, a move that led to Israel freezing US-brokered talks with Palestinian leaders.

Hamas has deliberately delayed the peace process by its adamant posture, as expected by USA-Israel twins, especially declaring non-recognition of Israel so long as Israel does not recognize Hamas.

For the first time in years, the Gaza government allowed 120 Fatah members back into the Gaza Strip in order to push reconciliation forward was a positive move and unity is possible now. Despite the positivity of Haniyeh’s gesture, the shortest way to achieve reconciliation remains implementing the reached agreements. Haniyeh said the reconciliation file will move forward as long as leaders in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are willing to end the division.

Haniyeh government’s recent gestures towards Fatah and West bank are an evidence of the will to work together to achieve their real goal of complete freedom.  It was important to hold local government and student union elections for a transitional period, saying that there were “community and political reconciliations” that must occur to form a government.

The reconciliation needs to be genuine and durable. Mutual distrust and hatred must be removed once for all. Difference of opinion should not a negative phenomenon and Palestine groups should accommodate that and move further.

Not only the Hamas, but even many in Fatah and West bank are suspicious of the current US mediated peace talks. On January 25, Palestinians in the occupied West Bank cities of Nablus and al-Khalil (Hebron) protested against US Secretary of State John Kerry’s proposals for the so-called peace talks with the Israeli regime.

Protesters called on the Palestinian Authority to reject the proposals, which they say are aimed at destroying the Palestinian cause. They added that the talks deny Palestinians the right of return and allow expansion of illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied territories.

Meanwhile, Iran says a popular referendum can guarantee the rights of the Palestinian nation, noting that the White House pays no attention to solutions that acknowledge the rights of Palestinians. The talks between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israeli official as well as repeated trips by Kerry and many US officials to Israel only show that the White House will pay no attention to a solution which recognizes the rights of the Palestinian nation. During the talks with member of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub in Tehran earlier this week it was stressed that Tehran regards a referendum with the participation of all Palestinians as an effective solution to the historical tragedy of Palestinians. He correctly feels that the preservation of unity and resistance alone secures the rights of the Palestinian people against the crimes perpetrated by the Zionist regime of Israel.

The way Fatah and Hamas got territorially divided fighting an ugly war indicates that they consider each other their first enemy, worse than Israel. And Israel exploited the insane mindset of Palestinian factions to its advantage in international forum. Israel that kill Palestinians and consume their warm blood and flesh, could, for too long, project the Palestinians as blood thirsty people and senseless fighters and thereby it could get the West to their terror side

 

Obama needs to reform US policy for Mideast

American policy for Middle East has remained the same for years,  focusing only on  Israeli state since US diplomatic  exercises are Israeli centered,  president after president of USA  could not succeed  in
establishing Palestine state  through effecting a credible peace deal between Israel and Palestine.
The obvious result of the ongoing pro-Israeli US foreign policy is shocking as Israel behaves like a fascist terrocracy attacking and killing the people of Palestine, besieged by the terror blockades laid
by Israel and Egypt.
Since USA and Europe provide Israel with terror gods and technological volumes, Tel Aviv does not think it necessary to return the Palestinians their lands being occupied by Israeli military, and
sovereignty. Israel also considers its exclusive prerogative to kill the Palestinians in a sustained manner.
Therefore, Israeli regime systematically fails all peace talks with Palestine, even those mediated by USA, with which it has direct commutation.
One fails to understand why USA-Israel twins do not like Fatah-Hamas unity to end internal war and animosity- after all it was a pure internal matter that has nothing to do with USA or Israel.
In USA Republicans and democrats coexist without waging wars to kill each other and in Israel all illegal settler parties coexist to plan joint attacks on ill-fated Palestinians. But why do they oppose
Palestine unity and genuine politics
The underlying problem is arrogant Israel is an apartheid state and the highly disappointed US Secretary of State John Kerry, who brokered the talks, called it so in open. On 28th April in comments captured in
a recording of a closed-door meeting, Kerry warned that Israel risked becoming “an apartheid state” if a two-state solution was not reached soon. Though he later issued a statement denying he called Israel “an
apartheid state”.

Israel and USA expects the unity deal falls apart as it happened earlier. Palestinians know that. Over the past seven years, the rift between the two main factions – Hamas and Fatah – has compounded the
geographical division of the Gaza Strip from East Jerusalem and the West Bank. Previous reconciliation deals announced amid much fanfare in Cairo in 2011 and Doha in 2012 were warmly welcomed by the
Palestinian public. However they were never implemented. Inevitably, that means there is caution and scepticism about the latest announcement that a unity government will be agreed in the next
five weeks with plans for new elections to be drawn up in the following six months.
But now Israel knows USA does not want peace in Mideast; it does not want a Palestine state to co-exist peacefully with Israel.
The USA is now likely to monitor developments while continuing to push for a resumption of talks The Palestinians, meanwhile, are likely to pursue statehood through international organisations such as the UN instead of through bilateral talks.

USA makes loud noise about Russia’s annexation of Crimea which in fact belonged to Russia until it was gifted to Ukraine by Khrushchev during the Soviet era. . But it cares very little about colonization and
occupational brutalities elsewhere in the world, particularly in Mideast (Palestine) or South Asia (Kashmir).
Israel openly exploits the double stands of American regime supported by all terrocracies of the world.
If Washington is serious about Mideast peace and much delayed Palestine state, President Obama should change the US policy for Mideast which is now Israel centered into genuine and credible policy
for positive results. Israel would understand the changing political climate in US foreign policy formulation apparatus and come down to welcome peace deal with Palestine

As it stands now, both Obama and Kerry, like the people of Palestine do, stand fully disappointed and frustrated, not knowing how to impress the Israeli criminal regime on the need to make Mideast peaceful. And Palestinians with a home and without fear of Zionist terror blockades and air strikes!
Palestinians would very careful to implement the unity deal and unity government.
Mere rhetoric alone cannot bring peace!

Once again Israel has duped the USA and the world at large. And, once again, Palestinians feel let down by USA, they feel frustrated as Israel, staying is a dominating position, continues to play dirty
tricks with them.
As speculated by most experts on Mideast who have fair amount of knowledge about Zionist prolongation tactics, a new US deadline set by President for peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians has
ended without an agreement being reached. Obama expected Israel to finally end occupation and expansion strategies by eventually agreeing to a peace deal after a some objection gimmicks. .
For Obama, therefore, the peace talk failure  is grave set back as he had hoped for  improving the Democratic  credentials by getting the peace deal by now. Even Obama could not contain the Zionist gimmicks (or Maybe he does not want to risk?).
Once again the plain truth is revealed that Israel doesn’t seek peace deal or peace in Mideast, does not want to let Palestinians make their own home on their own lands. Israel is eager to drain the Palestine blood, eat the flesh of Palestinians murdered by Zionist military.

Since USA openly backs the Israeli regime and its crimes against humanity with its notorious veto on UNSC, Israel does not bother about any punitive action against the Jewish criminals in Zionist blue uniforms.

All peace talks, therefore, have been systematically failed by Israel and deliberately and USA is happy about that.

Neither Israel nor USA nor the so-called fanatic Quartet which was launched to help find peaceful solution in Mideast but directly controlled by USA,  is sincere to end Zionist crimes and create Palestine state.

A new Palestinian Unity Government is the step in the right direction, though it took very long for the Fatah and Hamas to realize the Zionist terror trap they have been in for years. Now they need to work for peaceful existence by holding democratic elections in the country and elect the new government that would govern entire Palestine.

World community keeps appealing the Palestinians to quit mutual hatred and infighting, and to target their prime enemy Israel. But people of Palestine want to settle score among themselves.

USA-Israel opposes the UN recognition of Palestine as a full member, opposes Fatah-Hamas unity and unity government. As Fatah and Hamas moved swiftly after a prolonged break up,   USA-Israel decided to strike Gaza to force Fatah denounce Hamas as a terrorist party.

Israel’s settlement expansion policy is one of the sticking points in the talks. Palestinians demand that East al-Quds (Jerusalem) be their capital and that Israel recognize borders based on the 1967 lines which existed before the Six-Day War, when Israel captured the West Bank and East al-Quds. Tel Aviv still refuses to return to the 1967 borders and is unwilling officially to discuss the issue of East al-Quds, notwithstanding positive gestures from Israel, favoring the creation of Palestine.

An apartheid Israel can destroy Palestine and its people and take away their lands as well.
The failure of the talks obviously puts into doubt the achievement of a two-state solution. Talks between the two sides were already troubled after repeated disagreements over settlement building and the
release of prisoners.
Criminal Jews would continue to be arrogant rouges so long as Washington shields their crimes, by arming the Israeli military. Direct talks had resumed in July after a three-year hiatus but quickly
became strained. The latest round mediated by USA was halted as Israel refuse to implement the agreement for prisoner release and finally after the main Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas announced a political pact.
USA should evolve a normal foreign policy to drop the Zionist criminal regime.

 

 Move Forward

While Fatah leader Abbas conducts talks with Israel on behalf of Palestine, the Hamas party ruling in Gaza does not trust Israel and refuses to talk to Zionists because of their criminal activities inside Palestine.

Mutual recognitions required for mutual trust between Fatah and Hamas. .

Israeli attitude to Palestinians would not bolster peace, it would only strengthen terror. Since Israel does not want mutual recognition with Palestine and is eager to complete its holocaust drive, Palestinians need to be very cautious, wild beasts and insane people can do anything.

Arab world made no sincere efforts to  resolve inner  conflicts inside Palestine but the Hamas and Fatah, for some vague reasons,  refuse to come together  first to form a unity government and formulate their strategy  for  future  peaceful and prosperous Palestine.

Today, all Muslim rulers are found to be corrupt and many of them are arrogant too. World is still searching for honest Muslims and Muslim rulers. This hampers the Mideast peace efforts as Arab rulers are also corrupt and serve the anti-Islamic world

The problem with Israeli regime is that it is filled with criminalized Jews and illegal settler leaders who do not allow any credible peace talks to take place because they don’t want to return the lands to Palestinians.  They promptly announce new settlements to stall peace talks.

Even while Fatah-Hamas unity is not progressing slowly, the US mediated Israeli-Palestine talks effort has crashed out with Israeli military killing the Palestinians. .

The peace talks have nothing to do with Palestinian unity deal. In fact in order to implement a possible deal, if struck by Israel, both Hamas and Fatah must come together.

Now that establishment of Palestine state in Mideast is becoming a reality   world should also focus on future reality of independent Palestine – a genuine, corruption-crime free Palestine. Palestine should serve not as a democratic nation following corrupt western values but also as a model state of popular concerns for the world to emulate.

Palestine should serve the real causes of common people of the country once it become free. Rich people can happily live as they know all tricks of the trade and the state needs not promote them.

Palestinians must proceed for full UN status from UN as their key objective now. What Israel or USA feels, thinks or does should not be the concern of the Palestinians. They have failed to kill all Palestinians and steal their remaining lands for lavishly accommodating Jews in illegal settlements.

History will never forgive the foolishness of Fatah-Hamas leaders if they fail to compromise in favor of a free, secured Palestine.

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