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Katar ändert seine Politik mit den Islamischen Ländern

Dezember 4, 2013 3 Kommentare

Eine grundlegende Änderung der Politik des Emirs von Katar, sind die neuen Abkommen mit dem Iran, wo man bisher nur die Feinde des Irans finanziert hat und Revolutionen.

Identisch könnten die Amerikaner auch ihre Freunde das Saudische Königs Haus verlieren, welche bisher nur den Terror finanzierten auf der ganzen Welt und in Syrien im Moment.


‚Qatar wants powerful Iran in Middle East‘

Press TV

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani

December 2, 2013

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has hailed as a big achievement the recent nuclear deal reached between Iran and six major world powers, saying his country wants a powerful Iran in the region.

In a meeting with visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Doha on Monday, the Qatari Emir added that strong bilateral ties would be beneficial to his country.

Tehran and Doha enjoy enormous commonalities and no difference should hinder the expansion of mutual relations, he said.

The Iranian foreign minister, for his part, said the expansion of amicable ties with regional countries is among Iran’s priorities, adding that his tour is aimed at conveying the Islamic Republic’s message of friendship to regional states.

„Security, welfare and development of the region are inseparable [issues] and have linked the common future of regional countries,“ Zarif stated.

He added that Iran and Qatar should focus on their commonalties and stand by one another.

He said strengthening bilateral ties and cooperation strengthens the pillars of cooperation and confidence and Tehran-Doha ties will enter a new phase.

In another meeting on the day, the Iranian foreign minister and his Qatari counterpart Khalid bin Muhammad al-Atiyah agreed to start a new phase in ties between Tehran and Doha due to their great capacities.

Zarif and Atiyah exchanged views on political, economic and trade ties and said the two countries have political resolve to hold regular consultation at different levels with the purpose of bolstering cooperation.

They agreed to proceed with bilateral and multilateral consultation to find political and peaceful solutions to crises in the region.

Zarif arrived in Doha on Monday on the third leg of his tour of the Persian Gulf littoral states after he wrapped up his official visits to Kuwait and Oman.

In a Sunday meeting with his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Sabah Khalid al-Hamad al-Sabah, Zarif said, „We believe that a new era has begun in ties between Iran and regional states which should turn into a new chapter of amicable relations through efforts by all regional countries.“

At a meeting with Oman’s ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said later on Sunday, Zarif expressed Tehran’s readiness for further development of bilateral relations between the two countries and added that the Islamic Republic of Iran „accords special respect to Oman as a good neighbor.“


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USAID und der US Terror in der Welt – PHOTOS: This tear gas brought to you by the U.S.A.

PHOTOS: This tear gas brought to you by the U.S.A.

By Activestills

December 3, 2013

Text by Ryan Rodrick Beiler

On the same day that Bethlehem’s minister of tourism noted that the US government provided $400,000 to decorate the city for Christmas, local activists brought a few more US-sponsored ornaments to show to visitors in this West Bank town at the height of its tourist season. The activists delivered used tear gas grenades — that had been fired by Israeli forces at Palestinian youth less than two kilometers away in Aida Refugee Camp that same day — and hung them on a tree in Manger Square. One activist from Aida Camp was arrested for his participation in the action by Palestinian police, but released after a few hours.

Most of the crowd control weapons deployed by the Israeli military against Palestinians are part of the Combined Tactical Systems (CTS) product line made by a US company, Combined Systems Inc. (CSI). Pick up a used tear gas cartridge or concussion grenade at any demonstration, and you’re likely to find the initials „CTS“ stamped on them somewhere (though the rest of the labeling is typically in Hebrew). But during recent clashes in Aida Camp, Israeli forces have been leaving behind cartridges labeled completely in English. These labels contain complete CTS contact information, including the Pennsylvania mailing address, telephone, and fax numbers. They also bear that proud slogan, „Made in U.S.A.“

The youth who clash with Israeli soldiers stationed at the separation wall which divides Bethlehem’s land don’t need to be told that the U.S. arms Israel. Most of them know that the silenced Ruger .22 caliber rifle that was used by an Israeli sniper atop the wall to shoot two Palestinian youth last Friday is also made in the US. But because many of those not on the receiving end of such weapons are less familiar with their origins, the activists, led by members of the local Popular Resistance Committees, sought to raise broader awareness among the throngs visiting Bethlehem at Christmastime. In addition to the used grenades, the activists hung signs reading, „This is the USAid to the Palestinians,“ and „US military industrial complex, stop making our Christmas hell by sending us your aid and sending Israel your guns.“

But US-made crowd control weapons used by Israel can be just as dangerous as live ammunition. The labeling on the tear gas cartridges even includes the following warning: „Danger: Do not fire directly at person(s). Serious injury or death may result.“ Yet there is extensive video evidence of Israeli soldiers firing directly at people, which led to the deaths of Bassem Abu Rahmah in Bil’in and Mustafa Tamimi in Nabi Saleh. As recently as last week, dramatic target’s-eye-view footage showed an Israeli soldier firing directly at a B’Tselem photographer.

But despite such misuse of military aid — amplified on a far greater scale with more powerful hardware used in Gaza in recent years — the US government has shown little desire to hold Israel’s use of its weapons accountable to human rights standards, as required by American law. The US government now gives Israel $3.1 billion in aid every year — more aid than it gives any other country in the world — and most of it is military. Since 1948, the US has provided Israel with at total of $233.7 billion in aid, after adjusting for inflation‏.

Moreover, the US also provides aid to the Palestinian Authority, though with far more conditions and as a proxy force for preserving Israeli security. US aid to the Palestinian Authority has averaged $500 million, including approximately $100 million in non-lethal security assistance. Indeed, the youth from Aida Camp often face PA riot police guarding the separation wall, sometimes even standing between camp youth and Israeli soldiers.

Unlike US aid to Israel, according to the Congressional Research Service, the PA’s „aid is subject to a host of vetting and oversight requirements and legislative restrictions.“ Congress also frequently punishes the PA by withholding aid. In 2011 the government withheld as $200 million after the PA first sought statehood recognition at the UN, and again in 2012, when Palestine successfully achieved UN „non-member state“ status. Yet despite Israel’s repeated violations of UN resolutions, international law, and US policy, its military aid continues uninterrupted, and has even increased under President Obama.

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