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Mosche Katsav, Israels Ex-Präsident: Schuldspruch wegen Vergewaltigung

Dezember 30, 2010 1 Kommentar

Katsav muss ins Gefängnis

„Seine Version war mit Lügen durchsetzt“ – so hart begründet das israelische Gericht seinen Schuldspruch gegen Mosche Katsav, Israels Ex-Präsidenten. Nun ist er überführter Sextäter. Wie lange er nun hinter Gitter muss, wird noch verkündet. Die Frauenbewegung jedenfalls ist zufrieden.

 

Mosche Katsav: Der ehemals oberste Politiker Israels ist jetzt ein überführter Sextäter. Foto: dapd

Jerusalem –

Mit aschfahlem Gesicht lauschte er am Donnerstag im Saal 606 des Tel Aviver Bezirksgerichts dem einstimmig gefällten Urteil: Mosche Katsav, 65 Jahre, einst Israels Staatsoberhaupt, jetzt ein überführter Sextäter. Schuldig gesprochen in nahezu allen Anklagepunkten: zweifache Vergewaltigung, sexuelle Belästigung in zwei weiteren Fällen, einmal verbunden mit einem unzüchtigen Akt, dazu Behinderung der Justiz. Lediglich den Vorwurf der Zeugenbeschimpfung ließen die drei Richter fallen.

Die Karriere eines armen jüdischen Einwanderersohns aus dem Iran, der es in Israel zum Staatspräsidenten brachte, war schon vor vier Jahren rapide abgeknickt. Damals, als sich die Ermittlungen gegen ihn verdichteten und Katsav sich widerwillig, aber dennoch vor offiziellem Amtsende im Juli 2007 zum endgültigen Auszug aus der Staatsresidenz genötigt sah. Nun ist sein Abstieg besiegelt, ein Gefängnisaufenthalt so gut wie gewiss.

Das Strafmaß wird in der israelischen Rechtsprechung nach britischem Vorbild zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt verkündet. Auf Vergewaltigung stehen mindestens vier, maximal 16 Jahre Haft. Sollte das Urteil einem Revisionsverfahren standhalten, verliert Katsav sämtliche Privilegien – von einer Pension bis hin zum persönlichen Fahrer –, auf die ein Ex-Präsident sonst lebenslang Anspruch hat.

Kein Zweifel bestehe, so der richterliche Vorsitzende George Kara, wer in dem 16 Monate währenden Prozess die Wahrheit gesprochen habe. „Wenn irgendeiner hier falsch ausgesagt hat, war es der Angeklagte.“ Sein angebliches Alibi war in der nichtöffentlichen Beweisaufnahme zerbröselt, ebenso seine Unterstellung, die Hauptbelastungszeugin A. habe ihn nur aus Rache wegen ihrer Kündigung angezeigt. „Seine Version war mit Lügen durchsetzt.“ Die Darstellung der Zeugin sei indes durch die Beobachtung Dritter gestützt worden. „Der Vorfall im Büro des Angeklagten hat stattgefunden“, so der Richter. „A. sagte Nein. Das ist keine sexuelle Belästigung, das ist Vergewaltigung.“

Jeder zweite Israeli war davon schon vor dem Richterspruch überzeugt. Aber das harte Urteil schlug dann doch wie ein Blitz ein. „Niemals zuvor“, kommentierte Zeev Segal, der Rechtsexperte der Zeitung Haaretz, „ist ein Präsident in der demokratischen Welt solcher Taten für schuldig befunden worden.“ Von einem „traurigen Tag für den Staat Israel und seine Bürger“, sprach Premier Benjamin Netanjahu. Als positiv bewertete allerdings auch er „zwei klare Botschaften“, die die richterliche Entscheidung enthalte: „Die eine gilt der Gleichheit jeden Mannes und jeder Frau vor dem Gesetz, die andere dem vollen Recht der Frau über ihren eigenen Körper.“

Für Israels Frauenbewegung ist die Verurteilung von Katsav jedenfalls ein Sieg auf ganzer Linie. Immer wieder hatte sie sich während der langwierigen Ermittlung mit den Opfern solidarisiert. „Wir sind alle A.“, lautete einer ihrer Slogans, als Katsav seinerzeit Zeuginnen in den Schmutz zu ziehen versuchte. „Nun setzen wir wieder Vertrauen in die Justiz“, hieß es am Donnerstag unter den Demonstrantinnen.

Katsavs Familie indes reagierte geschockt. Sie fühle sich „sehr schlecht“, ließ die daheimgebliebene Ehefrau Gila ausrichten.

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Kriminelle dirigieren die Israelische Regierung und Polizei 1 2)

 

Rücktritt im Juli 2007

Nach seinem Rücktritt im Juli 2007 handelten die Anwälte Katsavs mit der Staatsanwaltschaft ein Schuldeingeständnis für ein geringeres Strafmaß aus. Danach sollte er nicht wegen Vergewaltigung, sondern nur wegen sexueller Belästigung und unanständiger Handlungen angeklagt werden. Im April 2008 teilte Katsav jedoch mit, er wolle die Vereinbarung nicht unterzeichnen, sondern vor Gericht seine Unschuld beweisen.

Das Strafmaß für das jetzige Urteil steht noch aus. Katsav drohen aber mindestens mehrere Jahre Haft. Nach Auskunft seines Anwalts, Avigdor Feldman, will er jedoch weiter versuchen, seine Unschuld zu beweisen.

Proteste vor dem Gerichtsgebäude

Vor dem Gericht hatten während der Verlesung des Urteils Frauenorganisationen protestiert. Sie forderten eine harte Strafe.

Prozess gegen Katsav (Foto: REUTERS) Großansicht des Bildes [Bildunterschrift: Demonstration vor dem Gerichtsgebäude in Tel Aviv ]
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Die Irak Krieg Lügen, der Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld und NeoCon Verbrecher

Dezember 29, 2010 1 Kommentar

UNSCOM photo of an Iraqi unmanned aerial vehicle.UNSCOM photo of an Iraqi unmanned aerial vehicle. [Source: CIA]The National Intelligence Council, a board of senior analysts that prepares reports on crucial national security issues, completes a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iraq. The purpose of an NIE is to provide policy-makers with an intelligence assessment that includes all available information on a specific issue so they can make sound policy decisions. The formal document is supposed to be the result of a collaborative effort of the entire intelligence community and is supposed to be untainted by political interests. The decision to produce the assessment on Iraq followed criticisms that the administration had already made a decision to invade Iraq without having thoroughly reviewed all available intelligence on Iraq. Congress wanted the NIE completed prior to voting on a bill authorizing the president to use force against Iraq (see September 5, 2002). NIEs such as this usually take months to prepare, however this document took a mere three weeks. The person in charge of preparing the document was weapons expert Robert Walpole. According to the Independent of London, Walpole has a track record of tailoring his work to support the biases of his superiors. “In 1998, he had come up with an estimate of the missile capabilities of various rogue states that managed to sound considerably more alarming than a previous CIA estimate issued three years earlier,” the newspaper later reports. “On that occasion, he was acting at the behest of a congressional commission anxious to make the case for a missile defense system; the commission chairman was none other than Donald Rumsfeld….” [Independent, 11/3/2003; New York Times, 10/3/2004]
Summary of NIE Conclusions – The NIE says there are potentially links between Iraq and al-Qaeda, but uses cautionary language and acknowledges that its sources—Iraqi defectors and captured al-Qaeda members—have provided conflicting reports. The sections dealing with weapons of mass destruction are also filled with caveats and nuanced statements. In the second paragraph of its “key judgment” section, the NIE states that US intelligence lacks “specific information” on Iraq’s alleged arsenal of weapons of mass destruction. And while the NIE says that Iraq probably has chemical and biological weapons, it also says that US intelligence analysts believe that Saddam Hussein would only launch an attack against the US if he felt a US invasion were inevitable. It also concludes that Saddam would only provide terrorists with chemical or biological agents for use against the United States as a last resort in order to “exact vengeance by taking a large number of victims with him.” [Central Intelligence Agency, 10/1/2002; Washington Post, 6/22/2003; Agence France-Presse, 11/30/2003]
Reconstituted nuclear weapons programs – According to the NIE, “most” of the US’ six intelligence agencies believe there is “compelling evidence that Saddam [Hussein] is reconstituting a uranium enrichment effort for Baghdad’s nuclear weapons program.” The one agency that disagrees with this conclusion is the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), which says in its dissenting opinion: “The activities we have detected do not, however, add up to a compelling case that Iraq is currently pursuing what INR would consider to be an integrated and comprehensive approach to acquire nuclear weapons. Iraq may be doing so, but INR considers the available evidence inadequate to support such a judgment. Lacking persuasive evidence that Baghdad has launched a coherent effort to reconstitute its nuclear weapons programs, INR is unwilling to… project a timeline for the completion of activities it does not now see happening.” It is later learned that nuclear scientists in the Department of Energy’s in-house intelligence office were also opposed to the NIE’s conclusion and wanted to endorse the State’s alternative view. However, the person representing the DOE, Thomas Ryder, silenced them and inexplicably voted to support the position that Iraq had reconstituted its nuclear weapons program (see Late September 2002). The DOE’s vote was seen as critical, since the department’s assessment was supposed to represent the views of the government’s nuclear experts. [Central Intelligence Agency, 10/1/2002; Washington Post, 7/19/2003; Knight Ridder, 2/10/2004; Knight Ridder, 2/10/2004]
Iraqi attempts to obtain uranium from Africa – According to the NIE, Iraq is “vigorously trying” to obtain uranium and “reportedly” is working on a deal to purchase “up to 500 tons” of uranium from Niger. It reads: “A foreign government service reported that as of early 2001, Niger planned to send several tons of ‘pure uranium’ (probably yellowcake) to Iraq. As of early 2001, Niger and Iraq reportedly were still working out arrangements for this deal, which could be for up to 500 tons of yellowcake. We do not know the status of this arrangement. Reports indicate Iraq also has sought uranium ore from Somalia and possibly the Democratic Republic of the Congo.” But the alternative view—endorsed by the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR)—says that it is doubtful Iraq is trying to procure uranium from Africa. ”(T)he claims of Iraqi pursuit of natural uranium in Africa are, in INR’s assessment, highly dubious,” it reads. [Central Intelligence Agency, 10/1/2002; Washington Post, 7/19/2003]
Iraqi attempts to obtain aluminum tubes – The NIE says that most “agencies believe that Saddam’s personal interest in and Iraq’s aggressive attempts to obtain high-strength aluminum tubes for centrifuge rotors—as well as Iraq’s attempts to acquire magnets, high-speed balancing machines, and machine tools—provide compelling evidence that Saddam is reconstituting a uranium enrichment effort for Baghdad’s nuclear weapons program.” To support its analysis of the tubes, it includes a chart which compares the dimensions of the aluminum tubes sought by Iraq with those that would be needed for a “Zippe-type” centrifuge. The chart’s comparison of the tubes makes it appear that the tubes are similar. But the NIE neglects to say that the aluminum tubes are an exact match with those used in Iraq’s 81-millimeter rocket. The estimate also claims that the tubes are not suitable for rockets. The assertion ignores the fact that similar tubes are used in rockets from several countries, including the United States. [US Congress, 7/7/2004, pp. 84; New York Times, 10/3/2004] It does note however that the 900 mm tubes ordered by Iraq would have to have been cut in half to make two 400 mm rotors, and that the tubes would have needed other modifications as well in order to be used in centrifuge rotors. [The Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction (aka ‚Robb-Silberman Commission‘), 3/31/2005] The NIE’s conclusion about the tubes is challenged by two US intelligence agencies, the DOE’s in house intelligence agency, and the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. In its dissenting opinion, the DOE says, “It is well established in open sources that bare aluminum is resistant to UF6 and anodization is unnecessary for corrosion resistance, either for the aluminum rotors or for the thousands of feet of aluminum piping in a centrifuge facility. Instead, anodization would likely introduce uncertainties into the design that would need to be resolved before a centrifuge could be operated.” The DOE’s dissenting opinion—written mainly by nuclear physicist William Domke at the Energy Department’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and nuclear physicist Jeffrey Bedell at the Los Alamos National Laboratory—also notes that anodization is a standard practice in missile construction for environmental protection. The Energy Department’s centrifuge physicists suggested more than a year before that the tubes were meant to serve as casings for conventional rockets (see May 9, 2001), but CIA analysts held fast to their theory. [Washington Post, 7/19/2003; USA Today, 7/31/2003; Washington Post, 10/26/2003; US Congress, 7/7/2004, pp. 59] Years later a DOE intelligence analyst will tell two journalists, “[The DOE’s nuclear scientists] are the most boring people. Their whole lives revolve around nuclear technology. They can talk about gas centrifuges until you want to jump out of a window. And maybe once every ten years or longer there comes along an important question about gas centrifuges. That’s when you should really listen to these guys. If they say an aluminum tube is not for a gas centrifuge, it’s like a fish talking about water.” [Isikoff and Corn, 2006, pp. 40] The State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, similarly writes in its dissenting footnote: “In INR’s view Iraq’s efforts to acquire aluminum tubes is central to the argument that Baghdad is reconstituting its nuclear weapons program, but INR is not persuaded that the tubes in question are intended for use as centrifuge rotors. INR accepts the judgment of technical experts at the US Department of Energy (DOE) who have concluded that the tubes Iraq seeks to acquire are poorly suited for use in gas centrifuges to be used for uranium enrichment and finds unpersuasive the arguments advanced by others to make the case that they are intended for that purpose. INR considers it far more likely that the tubes are intended for another purpose, most likely the production of artillery rockets. The very large quantities being sought, the way the tubes were tested by the Iraqis, and the atypical lack of attention to operational security in the procurement efforts are among the factors, in addition to the DOE assessment, that lead INR to conclude that the tubes are not intended for use in Iraq’s nuclear weapon program.” [Washington Post, 7/19/2003; USA Today, 7/31/2003]
Chemical and Biological Weapons – On the question of chemical and biological weapons, the NIE says: “We judge Iraq has some lethal and incapacitating BW agents and is capable of quickly producing and weaponizing a variety of such agents, including anthrax, for delivery by bombs, missiles, aerial sprayers, and covert operatives.” But the document also highlights the belief that it is unlikely that Iraq has any intention to use these against the US. “… Baghdad for now appears to be drawing a line short of conducting terrorist attacks with conventional or CBW [Chemical/Biological Weapons] against the United States, fearing that exposure of Iraqi involvement would provide Washington with a stronger case for making war.” Iraq would probably only use such weapons against the United States if it “feared an attack that threatened the survival of the regime were imminent or unavoidable, or possibly for revenge.” [Central Intelligence Agency, 10/1/2002]
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – Citing defectors and exiles, the NIE states that Iraq possesses unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) which can be used to deploy biological and chemical weapons. But the document includes a dissenting opinion by the Air Force’s National Air and Space Intelligence Center. The center, which controls most of the US military’s UAV fleet, says there is little evidence that Iraq’s drones are related to the country’s suspected biological weapons program. Current intelligence suggests that the drones are not capable of carrying much more than a camera and a video recorder. The Air Force believes that Iraq’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are for reconnaissance, like its counterparts in the US. The dissenting opinion reads: “… The Director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, US Air Force, does not agree that Iraq is developing UAVs primarily intended to be delivery platforms for chemical and biological warfare (CBW) agents. The small size of Iraq’s new UAV strongly suggests a primary role of reconnaissance, although CBW delivery is an inherent capability.” [Associated Press, 8/24/2003; Washington Post, 9/26/2003; Knight Ridder, 2/10/2004] Bob Boyd, director of the Air Force Intelligence Analysis Agency, will tell reporters in August 2003 that his department thought the allegation in the NIE “was a little odd,” noting that Air Force assessments “all along” had said that reconnaissance, not weapons delivery, was the purpose of Iraq’s drones. “Everything we discovered strengthened our conviction that the UAVs were to be used for reconnaissance,” he will explain. “What we were thinking was: Why would you purposefully design a vehicle to be an inefficient delivery means? Wouldn’t it make more sense that they were purposefully designing it to be a decent reconnaissance UAV?” [Associated Press, 8/24/2003; Washington Post, 9/26/2003] The NIE also says that Iraq is attempting to obtain commercially available route-planning software that contains topographic data of the United States. According to the NIE, this data could facilitate targeting of US sites. But Air Force analysts were not convinced by the argument, noting that this sort of information could easily be retrieved from the Internet and other highly accessible sources. “We saw nothing sinister about the inclusion of the US maps in route-planning software,” Boyd will tell reporters. [Washington Post, 9/26/2003] Analysts at the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency are said to back the Air Force’s National Air and Space Intelligence Center’s position. [Associated Press, 8/24/2003]
Appendices – Most of the caveats and dissents in the NIE are relegated to a variety of appendices at the end of the document. [Unger, 2007, pp. 266]
Aftermath – After the completion of the National Intelligence Estimate, the Bush administration will continue to make allegations concerning Iraq’s weapons capabilities and ties to militant Islamic groups, but will include none of the qualifications and nuances that are present in the classified NIE. After excerpts from the classified version of the NIE are published in the press in July of 2003 (see 3:09 p.m. July 11, 2003), administration officials will claim that neither Bush, Rice, nor other top officials were informed about the alternative views expressed by the DOE, INR, and the Air Force intelligence agency. They will also assert that the dissenting views did not significantly undermine the overall conclusion of the NIE that Iraq was continuing its banned weapons program despite UN resolutions. [Washington Post, 7/19/2003; New York Times, 7/19/2003; Washington Post, 7/27/2003] But this claim is later disputed in an article by the Washington Post, which reports: “One person who has worked with Rice describes as ‘inconceivable’ the claims that she was not more actively involved. Indeed, subsequent to the July 18 briefing, another senior administration official said Rice had been briefed immediately on the NIE—including the doubts about Iraq’s nuclear program—and had ‘skimmed’ the document. The official said that within a couple of weeks, Rice ‘read it all.’” [Washington Post, 7/27/2003] The official’s account, will in fact be confirmed by Rice herself, who reportedly tells Gwen Ifill at the National Association of Black Journalists Convention in Dallas on August 7, 2003: “I did read everything that the CIA produced for the president on weapons of mass destruction. I read the National Intelligence Estimate cover to cover a couple of times. I read the reports; I was briefed on the reports. This is—after 20 years, as somebody who has read a lot of intelligence reports—this is one of the strongest cases about weapons of mass destruction that I had ever read.” [Daily Howler, 8/11/2003]
Conclusions ‚Overstated‘ – George Bush is also provided with a summary of the NIE’s dissenting views. According to the Robb-Silberman report, released in early 2005, the president’s summary of the NIE notes that “INR and DOE believe that the tubes more likely are intended for conventional weapon uses.” [The Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction (aka ‚Robb-Silberman Commission‘), 3/31/2005] Additionally, senior CIA analyst Stuart Cohen, the acting chairman of the National Intelligence Council at this time, who helped write the document, will tell the Agence France-Presse, “Any reader would have had to read only as far as the second paragraph of the Key Judgments to know that as we said, ‘we lacked specific information on many key aspects of Iraq’s WMD program.’” The Key Judgments section is also where INR’s detailed dissent on the aluminum tubes allegation was located. [Agence France-Presse, 11/30/2003] A Senate Intelligence Committee investigation will determine in July 2004 that “most of the major key judgments in the Intelligence Community’s October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), Iraq’s Continuing Programs for Weapons of Mass Destruction, either overstated, or were not supported by, the underlying intelligence reporting.” [US Congress, 7/7/2004, pp. 59] And in 2006, one of the report’s authors, CIA senior analyst Paul Pillar, will admit the NIE had been written with the intent of “strengthen[ing] the case of going to war with the American public.” [PBS Frontline, 6/20/2006]
NIE ‚Distorted‘ Due to Political Pressures, Author Claims – In 2007, author Craig Unger will write, “At the time, to virtually everyone in Congress, the NIE was still sacrosanct. It was still the last word in American intelligence. Yet it had been distorted thanks to political pressures from the neocons and the White House. If one took it seriously, the Niger documents were real. Curveball had credibility. And the aluminum tubes were part of Saddam’s nuclear program. Only one conclusion could be drawn: Saddam Hussein post an extraordinarily grave threat.” [Unger, 2007, pp. 266]

 

Iraqi bomb allegedly containing botulism toxin.Iraqi bomb allegedly containing botulism toxin. [Source: CIA]President Bush gives his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, making several false allegations about Iraq. [US President, 2/3/2003] An empty seat is left open to symbolize the lives lost during the 9/11 attacks. Author Craig Unger will later characterize Bush’s delivery as somber and effective. He will be interrupted some 70 times by thunderous applause from the assembled lawmakers in the House chambers. One of his biggest applause lines is his statement about the US’s war on “international terrorism:” “The war goes on, and we are winning.” [Unger, 2007, pp. 269-270]
African Uranium – He says: “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa. Saddam Hussein has not credibly explained these activities.… He clearly has much to hide.” [US President, 2/3/2003; White House, 4/18/2003; Independent, 6/5/2003] The British allegation cited by Bush concerns a SISMI (Italy’s military intelligence) report (see Mid-October 2001) based on a set of forged documents. Months after the speech, with evidence mounting that the statement was completely false, the administration will retract this claim (see 3:09 p.m. July 11, 2003).
Aluminum Tubes – Bush alleges that a shipment of aluminum tubes imported by Iraq was intended to be used in the country’s alleged nuclear weapons program. “Our intelligence sources tell us that he has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes suitable for nuclear weapons production. Saddam Hussein has not credibly explained these activities. He clearly has much to hide.” [US President, 2/3/2003]
Biological Agents – Bush lists a parade of agents: “anthrax, botulinum toxin, Ebola, and plague,” many of which Iraq has never been accused of possessing, and warns against “outlaw regimes that seek and possess nuclear, chemical, and builogical weapons… blackmail, terror, and mass murder.” He then moves from the general to the specific, accusing Iraq of having enough material “to produce over 25,000 liters of anthrax—enough doses to kill several million people… more than 38,000 liters of botulinum toxin—enough to subject millions of people to death by respiratory failure… as much as 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent.” [US President, 2/3/2003; Unger, 2007, pp. 270-271]
False Testimony from Iraqi Scientists – Bush alleges: “Iraqi intelligence officers are posing as the scientists inspectors are supposed to interview. Real scientists have been coached by Iraqi officials on what to say.” [US President, 2/3/2003] But Hans Blix, the chief UNMOVIC weapons inspector, tells the New York Times in an interview that he knows of no evidence supporting this claim. [New York Times, 1/31/2003]
Defector Allegations – Bush, citing intelligence provided by “three Iraqi defectors,” says, “We know that Iraq, in the late 1990s, had several mobile weapons labs… designed to produce germ warfare agents and can be moved from place to a place to evade inspectors.” One of the defectors referred to by Bush is ‘Curveball,’ whom the CIA station chief in Germany warned was not reliable the day before (see January 27, 2003). German intelligence officials watching Bush’s speech are “shocked.” One official later recalls: “Mein Gott! We had always told them it was not proven.… It was not hard intelligence.” [Los Angeles Times, 11/20/2005] Another source for the claim was Mohammad Harith, whom the Defense Intelligence Agency had labeled a “fabricator” the previous May (see May 2002).
Torture, Murder, and 9/11 – Bush accuses Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein of routinely torturing his own people, using such techniques as “electric shock, burning with hot irons, dripping acid on the skin, mutilation with electric drills, cutting out tongues, and rape.” He then connects Hussein, the torturer, murderer, and terrorist supporter, to the 9/11 attacks, saying: “[I]magine those 19 hijackers with other weapons and other plans—this time armed by Saddam Hussein. It would take one vial, one canister, one crate slipped into this country to bring a day of horror like none we have ever known.” He invites “all free nations” to join him in ensuring no such attack ever happens, but notes that “the course of this nation does not depend on the decisions of others.” After another long burst of applause, Bush continues, “Whatever action is required, whatever action is necessary, I will defend the freedom and security of the American people.” [Unger, 2007, pp. 270-271]
‚Direct Personal Threat‘ – Bush states what former ambassador Joseph Wilson later writes can only be interpreted by Hussein “as a direct personal threat,” saying: “Tonight I have a message for the brave and oppressed people of Iraq: Your enemy is not surrounding your country, your enemy is ruling your country. And the day he and his regime are removed from power will be the day of your liberation.” Wilson will later write: “Not simply promising the disarmament of Iraq as he had in his recent speeches, the president now stated outright his intention to rout Saddam from power, and to kill or capture him. It was an unwise thing to say. It made whatever strategy we adopted for Iraq that much more dangerous because it so blatantly telegraphed our next move and our ultimate goal.” [US President, 2/3/2003; Wilson, 2004, pp. 315]
Defending America – To America’s soldiers, he says: “Many of you are assembling in or near the Middle East, and some crucial hours lay ahead. In these hours, the success of our cause will depend on you. Your training has prepared you. Your honor will guide you. You believe in America, and America believes in you.” In 2007, Unger will write: “A few years earlier, Bush had confided that he thought to be a great president meant being a great commander in chief. Now George W. Bush was leading his nation into war.” [Unger, 2007, pp. 270-271]

Colin Powell and George Tenet, at the UN presentation.Colin Powell and George Tenet, at the UN presentation. [Source: CBS News]US Secretary of State Colin Powell presents the Bush administration’s case against Saddam to the UN Security Council, in advance of an expected vote on a second resolution that the US and Britain hope will provide the justification to use military force against Iraq. [US Department of State, 2/5/2003] At the insistence of Powell, CIA Director George Tenet is seated directly behind him to the right. “It was theater, a device to signal to the world that Powell was relying on the CIA to make his case that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction,” Vanity Fair magazine will later explain. [Bamford, 2004, pp. 371-2; Vanity Fair, 5/2004, pp. 232] In his speech before the Council, Powell makes the case that Iraq is in further material breach of past UN resolutions, specifically the most recent one, UN Resolution 1441 (see November 8, 2002). Sources cited in Powell’s presentation include defectors, informants, communication intercepts, procurement records, photographs, and detainees. [US Department of State, 2/5/2003] Most of the allegations made by Powell are later demonstrated to be false. “The defectors and other sources went unidentified,” the Associated Press will later report. “The audiotapes were uncorroborated, as were the photo interpretations. No other supporting documents were presented. Little was independently verifiable.” [Associated Press, 8/9/2003]
Iraq’s December 7 Declaration Was Inaccurate – Powell contends that Iraq’s December 7 declaration was not complete. According to UN Resolution 1441 the document was supposed to be a “currently accurate, full and complete declaration of all aspects” of its programs to develop weapons of mass destruction. But Saddam has not done this, says Powell, who explains that Iraq has yet to provide sufficient evidence that it destroyed its previously declared stock of 8,500 liters of anthrax, as it claimed in the declaration. Furthermore, notes the secretary of state, UNSCOM inspectors had previously estimated that Iraq possessed the raw materials to produce as much as 25,000 liters of the virus. [New York Times, 2/5/2003; US Department of State, 2/5/2003; Washington Post, 2/6/2003]
Iraq Has Ties to Al-Qaeda – Powell repeats earlier claims that Saddam Hussein’s government has ties to al-Qaeda. Powell focuses on the cases of the militant Islamic group Ansar-al-Islam and Abu Musab Zarqawi, a Jordanian-born Palestinian, who had received medical treatment in Baghdad during the summer of 2002 (see December 2001-Mid-2002). [US Department of State, 2/5/2003] However, just days before Powell’s speech, US and British intelligence officials—speaking on condition of anonymity—told the press that the administration’s allegations of Iraqi-al-Qaeda ties were based on information provided by Kurdish groups, who, as enemies of Ansar-al-Islam, should not be considered reliable. Furthermore, these sources unequivocally stated that intelligence analysts on both sides of the Atlantic remained unconvinced of the purported links between Iraq and al-Qaeda (see February 3-4, 2003). [Independent, 2/3/2003; Daily Telegraph, 2/4/2003] Powell also claims that Iraq provided “chemical or biological weapons training for two al-Qaeda associates beginning in December 2000.” The claim is based on a September 2002 CIA document which had warned that its sources were of “varying reliability” and that the claim was not substantiated (see September 2002). The report’s main source, Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi, an al-Qaeda operative who offered the information to CIA interrogators while in custody, later recounts the claim (see February 14, 2004). [CNN, 9/26/2002; New York Times, 7/31/2004; Newsweek, 7/5/2005] Larry Wilkerson, Powell’s chief of staff, will later say that neither he nor Powell ever received “any dissent with respect to those lines… indeed the entire section that now we know came from [al-Libi].” [Newsweek, 11/10/2005] Senior US officials will admit to the New York Times and Washington Post after the presentation that the administration was not claiming that Saddam Hussein is “exercising operational control” of al-Qaeda. [New York Times, 2/6/2003; Washington Post, 2/7/2003]
Iraq Has Missiles Capable of Flying Up to 1,200 Kilometers – Describing a photo of the al-Rafah weapons site, Powell says: “As part of this effort, another little piece of evidence, Iraq has built an engine test stand that is larger than anything it has ever had. Notice the dramatic difference in size between the test stand on the left, the old one, and the new one on the right. Note the large exhaust vent. This is where the flame from the engine comes out. The exhaust vent on the right test stand is five times longer than the one on the left. The one of the left is used for short-range missiles. The one on the right is clearly intended for long-range missiles that can fly 1,200 kilometers. This photograph was taken in April of 2002. Since then, the test stand has been finished and a roof has been put over it so it will be harder for satellites to see what’s going on underneath the test stand.” [US Department of State, 2/5/2003; New York Times, 2/5/2003] But according to the Associated Press, “… UN missile experts have reported inspecting al-Rafah at least five times since inspections resumed Nov. 27, have studied the specifications of the new test stand, regularly monitor tests at the installation, and thus far have reported no concerns.” [Associated Press, 2/7/2003] Similarly, Reuters quotes Ali Jassem, an Iraqi official, who explains that the large stand referred to in Powell’s speech is not yet in operation and that its larger size is due to the fact that it will be testing engines horizontally. [Reuters, 2/7/2003; Guardian, 2/15/2003] Several days later, Blix will report to the UN that “so far, the test stand has not been associated with a proscribed activity.” [Guardian, 2/15/2003]
Iraqis Attempted to Hide Evidence from Inspectors – Powell shows the UN Security Council satellite shots depicting what he claims are chemical weapons bunkers and convoys of Iraqi cargo trucks preparing to transport ballistic missile components from a weapons site just two days before the arrival of inspectors. “We saw this kind of housecleaning at close to 30 sites,” Powell explains. “We must ask ourselves: Why would Iraq suddenly move equipment of this nature before inspections if they were anxious to demonstrate what they had or did not have?” [US Department of State, 2/5/2003] But the photos are interpreted differently by others. An unnamed UN official and German UN Inspector Peter Franck both say the trucks in the photos are actually fire engines. [Mercury News (San Jose), 3/18/2003; Agence France-Presse, 6/6/2003]
‚Literally Removed the Crust of the Earth‘ – Another series of photos—taken during the spring and summer of 2002—show that Iraqis have removed a layer of topsoil from the al-Musayyib chemical complex. This piece of evidence, combined with information provided by an unnamed source, leads Powell to draw the following conclusion: “The Iraqis literally removed the crust of the earth from large portions of this site in order to conceal chemical weapons evidence that would be there from years of chemical weapons activity.” [US Department of State, 2/5/2003; Washington Post, 2/6/2003] Showing another series of pictures—one taken on November 10 (before inspections) and one taken on December 22—Powell says that a guard station and decontamination truck were removed prior to the arrival of inspectors. Powell does not explain how he knows that the truck in the photograph was a decontamination truck. [US Department of State, 2/5/2003; Washington Post, 2/6/2003; Washington Post, 2/6/2003] AP reporter Charles Hanley says that some of Powell’s claims that Iraq is hiding evidence are “ridiculous.” Powell says of a missile site, “This photograph was taken in April of 2002. Since then, the test stand has been finished and a roof has been put over it so it will be harder for satellites to see what’s going on underneath the test stand.” Hanley later says, “What he neglected to mention was that the inspectors were underneath, watching what was going on.” [PBS, 4/25/2007]
Communication Intercepts Demonstrate Iraqi Attempts to Conceal Information from Inspectors – Powell plays recordings of three conversations intercepted by US intelligence—one on November 26, another on January 30, and a third, a “few weeks” before. The conversations suggest that the Iraqis were attempting to hide evidence from inspectors. [New York Times, 2/5/2003; US Department of State, 2/5/2003; London Times, 2/6/2003; Sydney Morning Herald, 2/7/2003] Senior administration officials concede to the Washington Post that it was not known “what military items were discussed in the intercepts.” [Washington Post, 2/13/2003] Some critics argue that the intercepts were presented out of context and open to interpretation. [Sydney Morning Herald, 2/7/2003; Sydney Morning Herald, 2/9/2003] Others note that the conversations were translated from Arabic by US translators and were not analyzed or verified by an independent specialist. [Newsday, 2/6/2003]
Biological Weapons Factories – Colin Powell says that US intelligence has “firsthand descriptions” that Iraq has 18 mobile biological weapons factories mounted on trucks and railroad cars. Information about the mobile weapons labs are based on the testimonies of four sources—a defected Iraqi chemical engineer who claims to have supervised one of these facilities, an Iraqi civil engineer (see December 20, 2001), a source in “a position to know,” and a defected Iraqi major (see February 11, 2002). Powell says that the mobile units are capable of producing enough dry biological agent in a single month to kill several thousand people. He shows computer-generated diagrams and pictures based on the sources’ descriptions of the facilities. Powell says that according to the chemical engineer, during the late 1990s, Iraq’s biological weapons scientists would often begin the production of pathogens on Thursday nights and complete the process on Fridays in order to evade UNSCOM inspectors whom Iraq believed would not conduct inspections on the Muslim holy day. [New York Times, 2/5/2003; US Department of State, 2/5/2003; Washington Post, 2/6/2003; Reuters, 2/11/2003] Powell tells the delegates, “The source was an eyewitness, an Iraqi chemical engineer, who supervised one of these facilities. He actually was present during biological agent production runs. He was also at the site when an accident occurred in 1998. Twelve technicians died from exposure to biological agents.” He displays models of the mobile trucks drawn from the source’s statements. [CBS News, 11/4/2007] Responding to the allegation, Iraqi officials will concede that they do in fact have mobile labs, but insist that they are not used for the development of weapons. According to the Iraqis, the mobile labs are used for food analysis for disease outbreaks, mobile field hospitals, a military field bakery, food and medicine refrigeration trucks, a mobile military morgue and mobile ice making trucks. [Guardian, 2/5/2003; ABC News, 5/21/2003] Iraq’s explanation is consistent with earlier assessments of the UN weapons inspectors. Before Powell’s presentation, Hans Blix had dismissed suggestions that the Iraqis were using mobile biological weapons labs, reporting that inspections of two alleged mobile labs had turned up nothing. “Two food-testing trucks have been inspected and nothing has been found,” Blix said. And Ewen Buchanan, spokesman for the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission, said, “The outline and characteristics of these trucks that we inspected were all consistent with the declared purposes.” [Guardian, 2/5/2003; ABC News, 5/21/2003]
‚Curveball‘ Primary Source of Claims – Powell’s case is further damaged when it is later learned that one of the sources Powell cited, the Iraqi major, had been earlier judged unreliable by intelligence agents at the Defense Intelligence Agency (see February 11, 2002). In May 2002, the analysts had issued a “fabricator notice” on the informant, noting that he had been “coached by [the] Iraqi National Congress” (INC) (see May 2002). But the main source for the claim had been an Iraqi defector known as “Curveball,” who was initially believed to be the brother of a top aide to Ahmed Chalabi. The source claimed to be a chemical engineer who had helped design and build the mobile labs. His information was passed to Washington through Germany’s intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), which had been introduced to the source by the INC. In passing along the information, the BND noted that there were “various problems with the source.” And only one member of the US intelligence community had actually met with the person—an unnamed Pentagon analyst who determined the man was an alcoholic and of dubious reliability. Yet both the DIA and the CIA validated the information. [Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, 8/22/2003; Los Angeles Times, 3/28/2004; Knight Ridder, 4/4/2004; Newsweek, 4/19/2004; Newsweek, 7/19/2004] Powell says that the US has three other intelligence sources besides Curveball for the mobile bioweapons labs. Powell will be infuriated to learn that none of those three sources ever corroborated Curveball’s story, and sometimes their information contradicted each other. One of the three had failed a polygraph test and was determined to have lied to his debriefers. Another had already been declared a fabricator by US intelligence community, and had been proven to have mined his information off the Internet. [Buzzflash (.com), 11/27/2007] In November 2007, Curveball is identified as Rafid Ahmed Alwan. Serious questions about Curveball’s veracity had already been raised by the time of Powell’s UN presentation. He will later be completely discredited (see November 4, 2007).
Further Problems with Mobile Lab Claims – In addition to the inspectors’ assessments and the dubious nature of the sources Powell cited, there are numerous other problems with the mobile factories claim. Raymond Zilinskas, a microbiologist and former UN weapons inspector, argues that significant amounts of pathogens such as anthrax, could not be produced in the short span of time suggested in Powell’s speech. “You normally would require 36 to 48 hours just to do the fermentation…. The short processing time seems suspicious to me.” He also says: “The only reason you would have mobile labs is to avoid inspectors, because everything about them is difficult. We know it is possible to build them—the United States developed mobile production plants, including one designed for an airplane—but it’s a big hassle. That’s why this strikes me as a bit far-fetched.” [Washington Post, 2/6/2003] After Powell’s speech, Blix will say in his March 7 report to the UN that his inspectors found no evidence of mobile weapons labs (see March 7, 2003). [CNN, 3/7/2003; Agence France-Presse, 3/7/2003; CNN, 3/7/2003] Reporter Bob Drogin, author of Curveball: Spies, Lies and the Con Man Who Caused a War, says in 2007, “[B]y the time Colin Powell goes to the UN to make the case for war, he shows the world artists’ conjectures based on analysts’ interpretations and extrapolations of Arabic-to-German-to-English translations of summary debriefing reports of interviews with a manic-depressive defector whom the Americans had never met. [CIA director George] Tenet told Powell that Curveball’s information was ironclad and unassailable. It was a travesty.” [Alternet, 10/22/2007]
‚Four Tons‘ of VX Toxin – Powell also claims that Iraq has “four tons” of VX nerve toxin. “A single drop of VX on the skin will kill in minutes,” he says. “Four tons.” Hanley later notes, “He didn’t point out that most of that had already been destroyed. And, on point after point he failed to point out that these facilities about which he was raising such alarm were under repeated inspections good, expert people with very good equipment, and who were leaving behind cameras and other monitoring equipment to keep us a continuing eye on it.” [PBS, 4/25/2007]
Iraq is Developing Unmanned Drones Capable of Delivering Weapons of Mass Destruction – Powell asserts that Iraq has flight-tested an unmanned drone capable of flying up to 310 miles and is working on a liquid-fueled ballistic missile with a range of 745 miles. He plays a video of an Iraqi F-1 Mirage jet dispersing “simulated anthrax.” [US Department of State, 2/5/2003; New York Times, 2/5/2003; Washington Post, 2/6/2003] But the Associated Press will later report that the video was made prior to the 1991 Gulf War. Apparently, three of the four spray tanks shown in the film had been destroyed during the 1991 military intervention. [Associated Press, 8/9/2003]
Imported Aluminum Tubes were Meant for Centrifuge – Powell argues that the aluminum tubes which Iraq had attempted to import in July 2001 (see July 2001) were meant to be used in a nuclear weapons program and not for artillery rockets as experts from the US Energy Department, the INR, and the IAEA have been arguing (see February 3, 2003) (see January 11, 2003) (see August 17, 2001) (see January 27, 2003). To support the administration’s case, he cites unusually precise specifications and high tolerances for heat and stress. “It strikes me as quite odd that these tubes are manufactured to a tolerance that far exceeds US requirements for comparable rockets,” he says. “Maybe Iraqis just manufacture their conventional weapons to a higher standard than we do, but I don’t think so.” Powell also suggests that because the tubes were “anodized,” it was unlikely that they had been designed for conventional use. [US Department of State, 2/5/2003; Washington Post, 2/5/2003; Washington Post, 3/8/2003] Powell does not mention that numerous US nuclear scientists have dismissed this claim (see August 17, 2001) (see September 23, 2002) (see December 2002). [Albright, 10/9/2003] Powell also fails to say that Iraq has rockets identical to the Italian Medusa 81 mm rockets, which are of the same dimensions and made of the same alloy as the 3,000 tubes that were intercepted in July 2001 (see After January 22, 2003). [Washington Post, 8/10/2003] This had been reported just two weeks earlier by the Washington Post. [Washington Post, 1/24/2003] Moreover, just two days before, Powell was explicitly warned by the US State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research not to cite the aluminum tubes as evidence that Iraq is pursuing nuclear weapons (see February 3, 2003). [Financial Times, 7/29/2003]
Iraq Attempted to Acquire Magnets for Use in a Gas Centrifuge Program – Powell says: “We… have intelligence from multiple sources that Iraq is attempting to acquire magnets and high-speed balancing machines. Both items can be used in a gas centrifuge program to enrich uranium. In 1999 and 2000, Iraqi officials negotiated with firms in Romania, India, Russia and Slovenia for the purchase of a magnet production plant. Iraq wanted the plant to produce magnets weighing 20 to 30 grams. That’s the same weight as the magnets used in Iraq’s gas centrifuge program before the Gulf War.” [US Department of State, 2/5/2003; New York Times, 2/6/2003] Investigation by the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA] will demonstrate that the magnets have a dual use. IAEA Director Mohamed ElBaradei said a little more than a week before, on January 27, in his report to the Security Council: “Iraq presented detailed information on a project to construct a facility to produce magnets for the Iraqi missile program, as well as for industrial applications, and that Iraq had prepared a solicitation of offers, but that the project had been delayed due to ‘financial credit arrangements.’ Preliminary investigations indicate that the specifications contained in the offer solicitation are consistent with those required for the declared intended uses. However, the IAEA will continue to investigate the matter….” (see January 27, 2003) [Annan, 1/27/2003 pdf file] On March 7, ElBaradei will provide an additional update: “The IAEA has verified that previously acquired magnets have been used for missile guidance systems, industrial machinery, electricity meters and field telephones. Through visits to research and production sites, reviews of engineering drawings and analyses of sample magnets, IAEA experts familiar with the use of such magnets in centrifuge enrichment have verified that none of the magnets that Iraq has declared could be used directly for a centrifuge magnetic bearing.” (see March 7, 2003) [CNN, 3/7/2003]
Iraq Attempted to Purchase Machines to Balance Centrifuge Rotors – Powell states: “Intercepted communications from mid-2000 through last summer show that Iraq front companies sought to buy machines that can be used to balance gas centrifuge rotors. One of these companies also had been involved in a failed effort in 2001 to smuggle aluminum tubes into Iraq.” [US Department of State, 2/5/2003; New York Times, 2/6/2003]
Powell Cites Documents Removed from Home of Iraqi Scientist Faleh Hassan – Powell cites the documents that had been found on January 16, 2003 by inspectors with the help of US intelligence at the Baghdad home of Faleh Hassan, a nuclear scientist. Powell asserts that the papers are a “dramatic confirmation” that Saddam Hussein is concealing evidence and not cooperating with the inspections. The 3,000 documents contained information relating to the laser enrichment of uranium (see January 16, 2003). [Daily Telegraph, 1/18/2003; Associated Press, 1/18/2003; BBC, 1/19/2003; US Department of State, 2/5/2003] A little more than a week later, in the inspectors’ February 14 update to the UN Security Council (see February 14, 2003), ElBaradei will say, “While the documents have provided some additional details about Iraq’s laser enrichment development efforts, they refer to activities or sites already known to the IAEA and appear to be the personal files of the scientist in whose home they were found. Nothing contained in the documents alters the conclusions previously drawn by the IAEA concerning the extent of Iraq’s laser enrichment program.” [Guardian, 2/15/2003; BBC, 2/17/2003; Associated Press, 8/9/2003]
Iraq is Hiding Missiles in the Desert – Powell says that according to unidentified sources, the Iraqis have hidden rocket launchers and warheads containing biological weapons in the western desert. He further contends that these caches of weapons are hidden in palm groves and moved to different locations on a weekly basis. [US Department of State, 2/5/2003] It will later be suggested that this claim was “lifted whole from an Iraqi general’s written account of hiding missiles in the 1991 war.” [Associated Press, 8/9/2003]
Iraq Has Scud Missiles – Powell also says that according to unnamed “intelligence sources,” Iraq has a few dozen Scud-type missiles. [Associated Press, 8/9/2003]
Iraq Has Weapons of Mass Destruction – Secretary of State Colin Powell states unequivocally: “We… have satellite photos that indicate that banned materials have recently been moved from a number of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction facilities. There can be no doubt that Saddam Hussein has biological weapons and the capability to rapidly produce more, many more.” Elsewhere in his speech he says: “We know that Saddam Hussein is determined to keep his weapons of mass destruction, is determined to make more.” [US Department of State, 2/5/2003; CNN, 2/5/2003]
Governments, Media Reaction Mixed – Powell’s speech will fail to convince many skeptical governments, nor will it impress many in the European media. But it will have a tremendous impact in the US media (see February 5, 2003 and After).

Die Israelischen Spionage Netze im Libanon

Dezember 24, 2010 3 Kommentare

Mordakte Hariri
Mordakte Hariri
Unterdrückte Spuren im Libanon
Jürgen Cain Külbel
Zeit- und MilitärgeschichteDoch viele Spuren in dem Mordfall führen in ein absonderliches Konglomerat, das Zugang zu den Zentren der Macht in Washington und Jerusalem hat, aus militanten, rechtsradikalen, neokonservativen und oder dem Mammon verpflichteten US-amerikanischen und israelischen Gruppierungen besteht und eng liiert ist mit „einem Konsortium antisyrischer Exillibanesen mit engen Verbindungen zur libanesischen Opposition“ – so Nagy N. Najjar, Geheimdienststratege und Direktor der Government of Free Lebanon in Exile im März 2005.
„Der beste Weg, Frieden für die Libanesen zu erreichen, funktioniert nur über amerikanische Politik. Der Krieg im Libanon wird nicht im Mittleren Osten ausgetragen. Auch nicht im Libanon. Auch nicht auf libanesischem Boden. Das wird in Washington gespielt.“ – so Ziad K. Abdelnour, Vorsitzender des United States Committee for a Free Lebanon im Juli 2002, eine andere Exilantenorganisation, die eng mit der US-Regierung und der libanesischen „Résistance“ im Exil zusammenarbeitet.

Die Störsender des Konvois von Hariri versagten völlig. Obwohl die eingebaute Elektronik so leistungsfähig war, dass sie mitunter den Radio- und Fernsehempfang in Beirut störte. Sie war somit in der Lage, Handyfernzündungen von Bomben zu verhindern.
Lieferant dieser Technik ist eine israelische Firma mit Elektronikspezialisten, die noch vor einigen Jahren im israelischen Militärgeheimdienst tätig waren.

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Enthüllungen über den Mord von Rafiq Hariri

von Thierry Meyssan
Enthüllungen über den Mord von Rafiq Hariri Moskau (Russland) | 23. Januar 2014
Die öffentlichen Sitzungen des Sondertribunals für den Libanon (STL) haben am 16. Januar 2014 in Den Haag begonnen. Die Angeklagten sind Führer der Hisbollah, obwohl die russische Zeitschrift Odnako schon im November 2010 die gesamte, von den Vereinten Nationen durchgeführte Untersuchung in Frage gestellt hat. Der ehemalige deutsche Staatsanwalt und erste Leiter der UN-Untersuchung, Detlev Mehlis, hätte ein Indiz gefälscht, um die Verantwortung seines Landes auszublenden. Das STL wird die Theorie von der Ermordung per Auto-Bombe weiterhin verfolgen, obwohl ihr Rekonstruktions-Versuch gescheitert ist und Thierry Meyssan die Anwendung einer deutschen Nano-Technologie-Waffe gezeigt hat, die die Hisbollah ja nicht besitzen konnte. Der folgende unveränderte Bericht wurde am 29. November 2010 von Odnako (…)

16 December 2010 Last updated at 21:46 GMT

‚Israeli spying devices‘ found in Lebanon

Alleged Israeli spying device in Sannine (Lebanese Army, 15 December) The devices were concealed in fake rocks

The Lebanese army has said it has dismantled two Israeli spy systems planted in the mountains above Beirut.

The army said it was alerted to the long-range surveillance devices by the Shia Islamist movement, Hezbollah. One of the devices bore writing in Hebrew. Meanwhile, an explosion in the southern port of Sidon late on Wednesday sparked reports of a possible Israeli attempt to destroy a third device there. Israel denied any involvement, saying there had been „no unusual activity“. Fake rocksOn Wednesday, the Lebanese army released a statement saying troops had located two sophisticated, Israeli-made surveillance devices in the mountains of Sannine and Barouk, north and south of the capital, Beirut. Pictures on the army website showed devices concealed inside large fake rocks on the slopes of the mountains. The system found in Sannine included a camera, a device to send images and a third to receive signals, the army said. The device found in Barouk was „more complicated“, it added.

Alleged Israeli spying device in Barouk (Lebanese Army, 15 December) The army urged citizens to inform it about any suspicious objects they found

The system was placed at a height of 1,715m and made up of two artificial boulders. One boulder contained equipment for transmitting and receiving signals, which covered the towns of the western and central Bekaa Valley – a Hezbollah stronghold – towns in southern Lebanon, and parts of Syria. It had the ability to communicate with wireless transmission stations in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories, the army said. The other boulder contained a large number of batteries which would have provided power for the equipment for a number of years, it added. One picture showed a device bearing the words „mini cloud“ in Hebrew, along with the name of the manufacturer – „Beam Systems Israel Ltd“ – in English.

Alleged Israeli spying device in Barouk (Lebanese Army, 15 December) One picture showed a device bearing the words „mini cloud“ in Hebrew

The army said it planned to remove the cameras and urged citizens to inform authorities about any suspicious objects they found. Earlier this month, Hezbollah said it had discovered an Israeli device spying on its private telecommunications network. In a speech late on Wednesday, Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said underground Israeli spy radars were sending pictures „day and night“. He told supporters that Hezbollah was ready to fight any Israeli attack on Lebanese sovereignty, despite internal divisions over a UN-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. More than 100 people in Lebanon have been arrested since last year on suspicion of collaborating with Israel. Hezbollah fought a 34-day war against Israel in 2006 that left 1,200 Lebanese and 160 Israelis dead. Lebanon and Israel remain officially in a state of war. Israel and the US have accused Syria of helping Hezbollah rearm. Earlier this year, Damascus denied it was supplying Scud missiles to the group. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12012452   Der niederländische Publizist Arthur Blok, der ein Buch über den Hariri-Mord geschrieben hat, bezweifelt allerdings, dass die wahren Täter hier tatsächlich einmal auf der Anklagebank sitzen werden. „Im Libanon wurden einige hochrangige Generäle festgenommen, die man wahrscheinlich hierher bringen wird“, meint er. „Man wird sicher ein paar kleine Fische opfern, aber ob die Hauptverantwortlichen hier erscheinen werden? Ich weiß es nicht. Aber vor ein paar Jahren hätte auch niemand damit gerechnet, dass es einmal dieses Gericht geben wird.“ http://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/hariri102.html „UN-Tribunal ist eine Seifenoper“ Alfred Hackensberger 25.11.2010 Im Libanon sorgt das UN-Sondergerichts, das den Mord an Rafik Hariri aufklären will, erneut für politische Kapriolen, der Verdacht fällt nicht nur auf die Hisbollah, sondern auch auf Israel Untersuchungsunterlagen des [extern] UN-Sondergerichts (STL), die angeblich Hisbollah-Mitglieder in den Mord implizieren, sind jetzt bei der kanadischen Fernsehgesellschaft CBC gelandet. Führende libanesische Politiker rufen zum Boykott des STL auf. Als Urheber der ganzen Affäre wird Israel vermutet, deren Spione den libanesischen Telekommunikationssektor infiltrierten. ………………….. Die Erkenntnisse seien ein Resultat der Befragung von den Spionen, die die libanesischen Behörden in den letzten Monaten [local] verhafteten. Seit April 2009 wurden im Libanon insgesamt weit über 100 der Spionage verdächtigte Personen festgenommen. Einer der Verhafteten, Adib Alam, habe beispielsweise die Zugangscodes für die Sim-Karten von drei Hisbollah-Mitgliedern an die Israelis [extern] weitergegeben. So konnten sie die drei ohne geringste Probleme abhören, selbst, wenn sie ihre Telefone abgeschaltet hatten. Aber gleichzeitig auch an sie und über ihre Telefone SMS verschicken. ……………. http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/33/33725/1.html   Libanons Verteidigungsminister erklärt Israel, wie es den Libanon angreifen kann Ein Schmankerl der besonderen Art enthält jenes Wikileak-Dokument über Libanons Verteidigungsminister Elias Murr, das nicht über die Whistleblower-Plattform selbst, sondern Anfang Dezember über die libanesische Tageszeitung [extern] Al-Akhbar an die Öffentlichkeit geriet. Demnach riet Murr 2008 der damaligen US-Botschafterin Michele Sison, wie Israel die Hisbollah erfolgreich angreifen könne. Zweierlei müsse Israel vermeiden: einen Angriff auf die UN Pufferzonen sowie auf die christlichen Infrastrukturen. Schließlich würden die Christen – zu denen Murr zählt – Israel unterstützen. http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/33/33821/1.html Nichts verwundert mehr! Nur die Dreistigkeit der Westlichen Demokratien, welche gezielt Kriege schüren und mit Verbrechern arbeiten.

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Im Solde des Henry Kissinger: der Massen Mörder Videla, wurde in Argentinien abgeurteilt

Dezember 23, 2010 3 Kommentare

Urteil in Argentinien Lebenslang für Ex-Diktator Videla

23.12.2010, 10:04 2010-12-23 10:04:18

30.000 Menschen wurden unter seiner Herrschaft ermordet oder verschwanden spurlos – für Jorge Rafael Videla waren es bis zuletzt nur Opfer eines „Krieges gegen die marxistische Subversion“. Nun erfahren sie eine späte Gerechtigkeit.

Das Bundesgericht in der Stadt Cordoba hat den argentinischen Ex-Diktator Jorge Rafael Videla für schuldig befunden, während der von ihm geführten Diktatur von 1976 bis 1981 Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit begangen zu haben. Dafür verurteilte es den 85-Jährigen jetzt zu einer lebenslangen Gefängnisstrafe. Richterin María Elba Martínez sprach bei der Urteilsverkündung von „Staatsterrorismus“ während seiner Herrschaft.
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http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik

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Die Massen Morde der Amerikaner mit Suharto in Indonesien

Und im Kosovo, arbeiten die Profi Verbrecher Banden der US Politik, mit dem Pseudo Politiker Hashim Thaci, Bin Laden Partner und Super Verbrecher zusammen, was ja auch im Europarat Bericht des Dick Marty, schwer kritisiert wird.

Die Frage sollte sein: Warum läuft Henry Kissinger, Georg Soros und andere hoch kriminelle US Politiker frei herum.

Israels QME – ein Problem für den Frieden im nahen Osten

Dezember 21, 2010 1 Kommentar

20. Dezember 2010

Israels QME – ein Problem für den Frieden im nahen Osten

von Redaktion @ 11:03. abgelegt unter Außenpolitik, USA, Israel

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Die israelische Militärdoktrin besteht seit über einem halben Jahrhundert darin, sämtlichen anderen Mächten der Region militärisch immer deutlich überlegen sein zu müssen. Da eine quantitive Überlegenheit in Bezug auf Personal und Landfläche nicht gegeben ist, sondern das Land in Bezug auf Territorium und Bevölkerung im Vergleich zu einigen anderen Staaten der Region eher klein ist, und die Umgebung Israel hasse, muss Israel, dieser Militärdoktrin folgend, stets einen qualitativen militärischen Vorsprung haben.

Diese israelische Militärdoktrin nennt sich auf englisch “Qualitative Military Edge”, abgekürzt QME, was auf deutsch in etwa “qualitativer militärischer Vorsprung” bedeutet. Diese Dotrin betrifft im Prinzip alle Arten von Waffen, und findet beispielsweise ihren Niederschlag darin, dass israelische Kampfflugzeuge besondere Radarsysteme bekommen, Luft-Luft-Raketen eine größere Reicheite besitzen, Israel stets die modernsten US-Kampfflugzeuge hat, Israel mit allen Mitteln zu verhindern trachtet, dass Nachbarländer ebenbürtige Waffen bekommen und Israel Atomwaffen hat, während allen anderen Ländern der Region schon nukleare Fähigkeiten mit allen Mitteln verweigert werden.

Im Jahre 2008, kurz vor dem Abtritt der Bush-Administration, wurde in den USA ein in der Öffentlichkeit wenig bekanntes Gesetz mit dem irreführenden Namen “Naval Vessel Transfer Act of 2008” verabschiedet, was jeden US-Bürger einschließlich des Präsidenten, darauf verpflichtet, jeglichen Waffenexport in den nahen Osten zu unterlassen, der die Überlegenheit des israelischen Militärs gefährden könnte. Israels QME wird darin wie folgt definiert:

In diesem Unterabschnitt bedeutet der Begriff “qualitativer militärischer Vorsprung” die Fähigkeit zur Bekämpfung und zum Besiegen jeder glaubwürdigen konventionellen militärischen Bedrohung von einzelnen Staaten, möglichen Koalitionen von Staaten oder von nicht-staatlichen Akteuren, bei gleichzeitig minimalen eigenen Schäden und Verlusten, durch den Einsatz von überlegenen militärischen Mitteln, die in ausreichender Menge besessen werden, einschließlich Waffen-, Kommando-, Kontroll-, Kommunikations-, Geheimdienst-, Überwachungs- und Aufklärungs-Fähigkeiten, die in ihren technischen Eigenschaften denen von anderen einzenen oder möglichen Koalitionen von Staaten oder nichtstaatlichen Akteure überlegen sind.”

Eine gesetzlich fixierte Doktrin, stets allen direkten und indirekten Nachbarn nicht etwa nur militärisch ebenbürtig, sondern überlegen sein zu müssen, ist bemerkenswert. Noch bemerkenswerter ist, dass sich die USA gesetzlich dazu verpflichtet haben, für die militärische Überlegenheit eines fremden Landes über seine Nachbarländer zu sorgen, und über die israelische QME-Doktrin und ihre weitereichenden Implikationen öffentlich nur sehr wenig diskutiert wird. Die Diskussion der israelischen QME-Doktrin ist auch für Deutschland sehr relevant, denn auch Deutschand unterstützt den israelischen Qualitative Military Edge, wie nicht zuletzt das deutsche Milliardengeschenk von Atom-U-Booten an Israel zeigt.

Wie aus den von Wikileaks veröffentlichten Cables hervorgeht, ist Israels QME hinter verschlossenen Türen allerdings häufig Gesprächsthema zwischen Israel und den USA, allerdings nicht in der Form, ob Israels QME-Doktrin sinnvoll ist, sondern entweder als pauschale Zusicherung der Unterstützung der QME-Doktrin, oder in der Form, dass diskutiert wird, ob diese oder jene politische Handlung wie beispielsweise ein Waffenverkauf, Technologietransfer oder Atomprogramm das israelische QME gefährdet.

Im berüchtigten “Mossad-Cable” #07TELAVIV2652 berichtete beispielsweise US-Botschafter in Tel-Aviv, Richard H. Jones, dass US-Under Secretary (R. Nicholas) Burns im August 2007 Mossad-Chef Meir Dagan versicherte, die USA blieben dem israelischen QME verpflichtet. Anfang Juni 2009 berichtete der neue US-Botschafter in Tel-Aviv, James Cunningham, in Cable #09TELAVIV1177 der israelische Kriegsminister Ehud Barak habe in einem Gespräch mit einer Senatsdelegation unter Leitung von Senator Casey die wesentliche Rolle der US-Regierung dabei beschrieben, Israels QME zu bewahren, und das besonders angesichts von Iran, Hizballah und Hamas.

Das Cable von Botschafter Cunningham vom 30. Juli 2009, #09TELAVIV1688, zeigt dann im Detail, wie das Bewahren des israelischen QME von der US-Regierung und Israel im Detail gehandhabt wird. Der US-Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Andrew Shapiro ist nach Israel gereist, und hat dort mit Vertretern der israelischen Regierung, nämlich unter anderem mit MOD Political-Military Director Amos Gilad, Defense Export Control Directorate Chief Eli Pincu, J5 Strategic Division Chief Brigadier General Yossi Heymann, MFA Director General Yossi Gal und MFA’s Deputy Director General for Strategic Affairs Alon Bar, den geheimen QME-Report der US-Regierung an den US-Congress sowie geplante amerikanische Rüstungsexporte nach Saudi-Arabien und Libanon besprochen.

Bemerkenswert ist erst einmal die Tatsache, dass die US-Regierung überhaupt jährlich einen geheimen QME-Report für den Congress erstellt. Aufschlussreich ist dann auch, dass Andrew Shapiro Israel eingeladen hat, Kommentare zum geheimen QME-Report abzugeben, um die israelische Meinung berücksichtigen zu können, wollte Israel den Entwurf des QME-Reportes jedoch nicht geben, da er geheime Informationen enthalte, was letztlich impliziert, dass er davon ausgeht, dass Israel sich den Entwurf des Reportes durch Spionage ohnehin besorgt hat.

Die geplanten Waffenexporte zeigen dann, wie das Bewahren des QME im Detail funktioniert. Die USA hatten Israel zuvor in einem Non Paper darüber informiert, dass die USA beabsichtigen, F-15SA-Kampfflugzeuge nebst einer Menge Zubehör nach Saudi-Arabien und mit Hellfiire-Raketen bestückte Cessna-Caravan-Kleinflugzeuge sowie Raven Miniature UAVs an die libanesische Armee zu verkaufen.

Das Cable berichtet nun davon, dass Israel, welches selbst von der US-Regierung mehr oder minder gratis stets mit den neuesten und modernsten Waffen der USA wie F-35 beliefert wird, in einer offiziellen Antwort Bedenken vorgetragen habe. Israel begrüßte es dabei zwar, dass durch die geplanten Waffenexporte der USA an ihre Verbündeten diese Länder solche Waffen nicht in Russland oder China einkaufen würden, erklärte jedoch, diese Waffen seien zu fortschrittlich und würden deshalb das israelische QME gefährden.

An den F-15 an sich stören sich die Israelis dabei nicht, sondern daran, dass diese Flugzeuge mit modernen Systemen wie Enhanced Paveway II, Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System und AESA Radar ausgestattet werden sollen. Vereinbart wurde dann, dass Brigadegeneral Heymann mit einem israelischen technischen Team nach Washington reist, um die Zubehörsysteme zu den für die Saudis bestimmten Kampfflugzeugen im Detail soweit herunterzukonfigurieren, dass sie keine Gefahr mehr für das QME Israels darstellen.

Bei den mit Hellfire bewaffneten Kleinflugzeugen sowie den Raven-Minidrohnen für die libanesische Armee brachte Israel den Einwand vor, dass sich diese Systeme nicht verschlechtern lassen, und da nicht absehbar sei, ob die libanesische Armee irgendwann mal der Hisbollah helfen würde, falls Israel mal wieder eine bewaffnete Auseinandersetzung mit Hisbollah hat, Israel eigentlich grunsätzlich gegen diese Waffenlieferungen sei, andererseits Israel jedoch verstehe, dass die USA mit der Waffenlieferung die libanesische Armee gegen Hisbollah gerade zu stärken gedenke, und Israel deshalb vorschlage, diese Waffenlieferung an die Bedingung zu binden, dass gegen den Waffennachschub der Hisbollah wirksame Maßnahmen ergriffen werden.

Auch das nächste Cable aus Tel-Aviv, was QME behandelt, ist recht aufschlussreich. In Cable #09TELAVIV2482 berichtete Botschafter Cunningham am 16.11.2010 nach Washington, dass Obamas Vize-Kriegsminister Alexander Vershbow nach Israel gereist sei, dort mit hochrangigen israelischen Regierungsvertretern wie Pinchas Buchris, Amos Gilad, Benny Gantz und Yossi Baidatz gesprochen habe und Israels QME dabei auch wieder Thema war. Botschafter Cunningham berichtet zunächst, dass der Besuch des Vize-Kriegsministers im Gefolge kürzlicher High-Level-Diskussionen über Israels QME gekommen sei. Das Cable enthüllt somit, dass – offenbar weitestgehend unbemerkt von den Medien – Ende 2009 in Washington hochrangig besetzte Diskussionen über Israels QME geführt wurden.

Botschafter Cunningham berichtete weiter, Vershbow habe nach einer israelischen Einschätzung der Gespräche gefragt, und die israelische Seite habe diesbezüglich Dankbarkeit und Optimismus bezüglich weiterer Schritte geäußert……………..

 

http://www.mein-parteibuch.com/blog/2010/12/20/israels-qme-ein-problem-fuer-den-frieden-im-nahen-osten/#comment-303636

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Chaos in der Republik Elfenbein Küste, weil der Präsident nicht abtreten will

Dezember 18, 2010 2 Kommentare

Nachdem der Westen mit seinen korrupten Bestechungs Orgien der Entwicklungshilfe, viele Afrika Länder ruiniert hat, wie Nigeria, Somalia, Kongo, Mauretanien usw.. will diesem der abgewählte Präsident nicht abtreten, weil er und sein Clan das Militär hinter sich hat.

Und die Authorität der UN, USA und Europa ist halt inzwischen absolut Null in der Welt

 

 

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Die Farce, rund um die Verhaftung von Julian Assange

Dezember 8, 2010 1 Kommentar

Julian Assange, hat sich freiwillig gestellt, nachdem er es einen Tag, vor seiner Verhaftung angekündigt hat.

Warum die Anklage gegen Julian Assange eine Farce ist

Von Daniel Neun | 7.Dezember 2010

Werte Geschworene des Gerichtshofes der Öffentlichen Meinung,

nachdem der Anwalt des Wikileaks-Gründers Julian Assange bereits gestern angekündigt hatte, dass sich sein Klient zwecks einer Befragung selbst zur Polizei  begeben würde, tönte es nun heute nach seiner Festnahme auf einem Londoner Polizeirevier aus der Boulevard-Presse: INTERNET-ANARCHIST, NEIN, TERRORIST VERHAFTET! WEGEN VERGEWALTIGUNG! STEIIIINIGT IIIIIHN! DANN AUSLIEFERN! UND DANN GUANTANAMO! UND DANN KASTRIEREN UND DANN WATERBOARDING, BIS ER ALLES VERRÄT!

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Radio – Utopie

Revealed: Assange ‘rape’ accuser linked to notorious CIA operative

By David Edwards
Monday, December 6th, 2010 — 3:43 pm 

anna Revealed: Assange rape accuser linked to notorious CIA operative

One of the women accusing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of sex crimes appears to have worked with a group that has connections to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

James D. Catlin, a lawyer who recently represented Assange, said the sex assault investigation into the WikiLeaks founder is based on claims he didn’t use condoms during sex with two Swedish women.

Swedish prosecutors told AOL News last week that Assange was not wanted for rape as has been reported, but for something called „sex by surprise“ or „unexpected sex.“

One accuser, Anna Ardin, may have „ties to the US-financed anti-Castro and anti-communist groups,“ according to Israel Shamir and Paul Bennett, writing for CounterPunch.

While in Cuba, Ardin worked with the Las damas de blanco (the Ladies in White), a feminist anti-Castro group.

Professor Michael Seltzer pointed out that the group is led by Carlos Alberto Montaner who is reportedly connected to the CIA.

Shamir and Bennett also describe Ardin as a „leftist“ who „published her anti-Castro diatribes (see here and here) in the Swedish-language publication Revista de Asignaturas Cubanas put out by Misceláneas de Cuba.“

Shamir and Bennett noted that Las damas de blanco is partially funded by the US government and also counts Luis Posada Carriles as a supporter.

A declassified 1976 document (.pdf) revealed Posada to be a CIA agent. He has been convicted of terrorist attacks that killed hundreds of people.

Ardin is „a gender equity officer at Uppsula University – who chose to associate with a US funded group openly supported by a convicted terrorist and mass murderer,“ FireDogLake’s Kirk James Murphy observed.

In August, Assange told Al-Jazeera that the accusations were „clearly a smear campaign.“

„We have been warned that, for example, the Pentagon is planning on using dirty tricks to destroy our work,“ Assange told the Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet.

The WikiLeaks founder said he was told to be careful of „sex traps.“ Had Assange fallen for one of those traps? „Maybe. Maybe not,“ he said.

Catlin observed that both Ardin and Sofia Wilén, the second accuser, sent SMS messages and tweets boasting of their conquests following the alleged „rapes.“

„In the case of Ardin it is clear that she has thrown a party in Assange’s honour at her flat after the ‚crime‘ and tweeted to her followers that she is with the ‚the world’s coolest smartest people, it’s amazing!'“ he wrote.

„The exact content of Wilén’s mobile phone texts is not yet known but their bragging and exculpatory character has been confirmed by Swedish prosecutors. Niether Wilén’s nor Ardin’s texts complain of rape,“ Catlin said.

Ardin has also published a seven step guide on how to get revenge on cheating boyfriends.

When the charges were first leveled in August, Gawker raised doubts that Ardin was working for the CIA.

„If anything, Ardin’s outing tends to undercut Assange’s conspiracy theory that one of his accusers is a major figure on Sweden’s left fringe, freewheelingly indiscreet on her personal blog and, until her charges, an enthusiastic promoter of Assange’s visit to the country,“ Gawker wrote.

After Interpol issued a digital „wanted“ poster for Assange on Monday morning, an unnamed Scotland Yard source reportedly told Press Association it had been given the documents needed for the arrest. Police would not comment on the report publicly.

Several British news outlets speculated that Assange could be arrested as early as Tuesday.

On Monday evening, Mark Stephens, Assange’s London lawyer, was negotiating with British authorities over an arrest warrant they’d received from their Swedish counterparts. Assange has vowed to fight extradition.

Feinstein ist nicht die einzige vermutete CIA-Verbindung. Etliche Artikel berichten auch von einer Cuba-Connection:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/12/assange-rape-accuser-cia-ties/
http://www.counterpunch.org/shamir09142010.html

Making a Mockery of the Real Crime of Rape

Assange Beseiged

By ISRAEL SHAMIR and PAUL BENNETT

The plot thickens as our favorite hero of the Matrix; our own “Captain Neo” Julian Assange, faces danger yet again. When we last parted company with the legendary founder of WikiLeaks, he was breathing a sigh of relief after dodging spurious double-rape charges. The complaints were dropped, and our hero was free to roam the globe once again. But soap opera plots are repetitive; the story was quickly recycled and now our brave captain is again under threat of being castrated on Stockholm’s Stora Torget, or whatever the latest craven penalty is for

Pressemitteilung ehemaliger US-Geheimdienstbeamter und anderer zu WikiLeaks

Die folgende Erklärung wurde am 7.Dezember von Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA) und auf der Webseite von Daniel Ellsberg veröffentlicht, unterzeichnet von Daniel Ellsberg, Frank Grevil, Katharine Gun, David MacMichael, Ray McGovern, Craig Murray, Coleen Rowley und Larry Wilkerson, alle sind mit der Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence assoziiert.

Ellsberg hat diese Erklärung auf seiner Seite voran gestellt:

“EVERY attack now made on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange was made against me and the release of the Pentagon Papers at the time.”

WikiLeaks has teased the genie of transparency out of a very opaque bottle, and powerful forces in America, who thrive on secrecy, are trying desperately to stuff the genie back in. The people listed below this release would be pleased to shed light on these exciting new developments. Weiterlesen »

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ICH BIN WIKILEAKS

Von Daniel Neun | 8.Dezember 2010 um 17:04 Uhr

Am 3.Dezember zitierte Wikileaks über Twitter einen Aufruf von John Perry Barlow: “Der erste ernsthafte Informationskrieg hat nun begonnen. Das Schlachtfeld ist WikiLeaks. Ihr seid die Truppen.”

John Perry Barlow, Texter der Grateful Dead und Mitbegründer der Electronic Frontier Foundation, veröffentlichte am 8.Februar 1996 zum Weltwirtschaftsforum in Davos die Unabhängigkeitserklärung des Cyberspace. Weiterlesen »


Wikileaks hat jedoch auch Cables an russische Medien gegeben und der äußerst amerika-kritischen libanesischen Zeitung Al-Akhbar sehr interessante Cables überlassen.

– Die meisten der Enthüllungen der Depeschen seien bislang wenig spektakulär. Bei seinen Beispielen, die zeigen, dass die Enthüllungen wenig spektakulär sind, hat F. William Engdahl treffsicher die interessantesten Stories ausgelassen. Hier seien zur Erinnerung noch mal einige der auf den Cables basierenden Parteibuch-Artikel der letzten Tage erwähnt:

– + In Deutschland, Belgien und den Niederlanden muss es nach dem Willen der USA Atomwaffen geben, damit die Türkei nicht auf die Idee kommt, die US-Atomwaffen ebenfalls von ihrem Territorium zu verbannen.

– + Die grüne Revolution im Iran war vom Mossad geplant.

– + Silvio Berlusconi kooperiert an seinen eigenen Diplomaten vorbei, die Washington über alles Bericht erstatten, im Energiebereich mit Putin und Erdogan gegen die Interessen von Washington.

– + Die US-Botschaft in Caracas arbeitet praktisch ausschließlich daran, Venezuela zu schaden.

– + Das “Sondertribunal für den Libanon” wurde von den USA auf Bitte des libanesischen Justizministers Charles Rizk so manipuliert, dass den USA nicht genehme Personen inhaftiert blieben, obwohl klar war, dass sie unschuldig sind.

– + Mitarbeiter der US-Söldnerfirma Dyncorp haben in Kundus, Afghanistan, einen Kinderprostitutions-Service in Anspruch genommen und die US-Administration half beim Vertuschen des Skandals dadurch, dass sie Medien zum Schweigen brachte.

– + Israels Regierung wünschte sich von Marokkos Regierung, dass Marokko Mahmud Abbas unterstützt.

– + US-Außenministerin Condoleeza Rice wurde von ihrer Botschaft darüber informiert, dass Georgien den Krieg 2008 gegen Russland begonnen hat, behauptete aber noch Monate später wahrheitswidrig, Russland habe den Krieg begonnen

– + Der mit den USA verbündete jemenitische Präsident Saleh und sein Vize-Premierminister Alimi witzelten, wie prima sie ihre Bevölkerung und das Parlament angelogen haben, die jemenitische Armee und nicht etwa die USA hätten die verheerenden Raketengangriffe in Jemen durchgeführt.

– + Der US-Botschafter in Deutschland, William R. Timken Jr., hat Druck auf die deutsche Regierung ausgeübt, um zu verhindern, dass die CIA-Agenten, die Khaled Al-Masri entführt und gefoltert hatten, für ihre Verbrechen verfolgt werden.

– + Der mauretanische Senator Youssef Ould Tijani Sylla wollte von den USA Kontakte zu Israel, um von Israel Waffen und logistische Unterstützung zu bekommen, um Präsident Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz zu ermorden.

Das ist noch längst nicht alles. Hier sind noch ein paar Artikel, die andere Medien auf den Cables basierend publiziert haben:

– + Der pro-amerikanische libanesische Verteidigungsminister Elias Murr hat mit dem Feindstaat Israel gegen die Hisbollah konspiriert.

– + Ein britischer Botschaftsangehöriger erklärte, er glaube, Ahmadinejad habe die Wahlen 2009 gewonnen, wollte das aber nicht sagen, um nicht offen zu legen, wie tief die Kontakte der britischen Botschaft in die Opposition des Iran reichten und die westliche Iran-Politik nicht zu unterminieren.

– + US-Pharmariese Pfizer hat Menschenversuche in Nigeria gemacht, die schief gegangen sind, und dann versucht, die nigerianischen Ermittlungen deswegen dadurch zu konterkarieren, dass sie eine Detektei beauftragt haben, Schmutz über den zuständigen nigerianischen Staatsanwalt auszugraben, um ihn damit bewerfen und absägen zu können und sich so Entschädigungszahlungen zu sparen.

– + In Spanien haben Obamas Diplomaten versucht, Ermittlungen der Justiz gegen Männer der CIA wegen der Folter von Khaled Al-Masri zu behindern.

– + Ölmulti Shell hat den USA gegenüber damit herumgeprotzt, wie viele Maulwürfe sie in den nigerianischen Ministerien untergebracht haben.

– + Die USA benutzen ihre Botschaften systematisch als Spionage-Einrichtungen und haben auch die Führung der UNO ausspioniert.

– + Joseph E. LeBaron, US-Botschafter in Katar, erklärt, glaubwürdige Informationen darüber zu haben, dass die Berichterstattung von Al-Jazeera nicht unabhängig, sondern außenpolitische Handelsware von Katar ist und gezielt freundliche Berichterstattung auf Al-Jazeera über Saudi-Arabien, Jordanien, Syrien und andere Länder von der Diktatur in Katar seit einiger Zeit als Instrument eingesetzt wird, um außenpolitische Beziehungen Katars zu anderen Ländern zu verbessern.

– + Der Vatikan versuchte, die Aufklärung des jahrzehntelangen Kindesmissbrauches in Einrichtungen der katholischen Kirche in Irland mit diplomatischen Mitteln zu behindern.

– + Der US-Botschafter in Kasachstan, John Ordway, identifiziert den britischen Banker Robert Kissin als Mittler in Schlüsselposition, der milionenschwere Bestechungsgelder im Fall Baker Hughes nach Kasachstan geleitet haben soll.

– + Prinz Charles nannte britische Anti-Korruptionsuntersuchungen gegen saudische Kunden der britischen Rüstungsindustrie, mithin also das Befolgen des Rechtsstaatsgebotes in Großbritannien, “idiotisch”.

– + Eine Firma aus dem Blackwater-Söldnerimperium hat trotz Warnungen deutsche Waffenexportgesetze gebrochen.

– + Teile der Elite der mit den USA verbündeten saudischen Diktatur feiern unter prinzlicher Protektion wilde Parties mit Alkohol, Drogen und Prostituierten, während Untertanen der Diktatur für Alkohol, Drogen und Prostitution schwerst bestraft werden.

– + Die USA wollten Kenia den Export von Panzern zu Separatisten im Südsudan mit Lügen von politischen Gründen verbieten, um das Geschäft selbst zu machen.

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