Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Dropping the taboo

"It's Time to Drop the Jew Taboo".

The tragic fact of the matter is that the same tiny group of racist violent supremacists are mongering for wars in Europe, Iran and Korea/Japan that the world simply can't accept. We have to choose between the Apocalypse and this vile group of supremacists.

"French publishing house suspends printing of WWII-era anti-Semitic essays".  Céline was a medical doctor and humanitarian - not to mention one of the greatest writers of the 20th century - who worked in the slums and saw who was causing the great suffering of the poor, the slumlords (people exactly like Jared Kushner and his ilk).  He wrote based on what he saw, so we can't possibly be allowed to see it.

Speaking of President Jared, the first settler/slumlord President of the USA:  "Abbas confirms Trump tried to sell Abu Dis as Palestinian capital, in ‘Oslo is dead’ speech" (Deger).  Miraculously, Abbas has suddenly grown a spine.

"Monbiot Is a Hypocrite and a Bully" (Cook).  Just like Chomsky, the technique is to build up a reputation on other grounds, and then apply that reputation to advancing violent racist group supremacism.

"BBC Betrays the Most Basic Journalistic Principles When It Comes to Syria" (Salt).  The shekels are flying so hard that both the Guardian and the BBC are willing to give up what little is left of their reputations on a propaganda war that is going nowhere!

"Hassan Diab, Canadian university professor once charged with terrorism in France, is back in Canada":
"Diab's supporters in Canada have long argued that he should never have been extradited to a foreign country on the basis of evidence that would not have stood up in a Canadian court.

Judges in France ordered Diab's release on at least eight occasions before he was finally set free, but under the French system prosecutors were able to keep him behind bars by appealing those release orders on grounds that Diab was a flight risk and public danger.

He remained imprisoned despite the fact that he did not match a fingerprint left by the perpetrator of the Paris bombing in 1980, and could demonstrate that he was in fact sitting exams in Beirut at the time it occurred. Both university records, and the stamps in Diab's passport, backed his claims.

But Diab remained in prison even after a judge ruled there was "consistent evidence" he had not been in France at the time of the bombing.

His wife, Rania Tfaily, was seven months pregnant at the time of his extradition. Diab had not met his three-year-old son outside of a prison waiting room until his return to Canada yesterday.

Diab's supporters said the case has exposed the flaws of an extradition system that denies Canadians accused by foreign governments of the rights and protections they would enjoy if accused by their own.

"Canadians are liable to be extradited to a foreign country not on sworn evidence," said Diab's lawyer, Don Bayne. "A foreign state need only submit a written document signed by a foreign official claiming 'we have a case against this man.'"

It then becomes the responsibility of the accused person to demonstrate that they should not be extradited.

The Ontario judge who ordered Diab sent to France, Superior Court Justice Robert Maranger, said at the time that France had presented a "weak case" that was "unlikely" to result in a conviction.

But the final decision was taken by Rob Nicholson, then justice minister in the Stephen Harper Conservative government. He could have refused the request, but chose instead to sign off on it, beginning Diab's French prison ordeal.

Today Diab's lawyer thanked Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and other staff at Global Affairs Canada "for their genuine and impressive support to a Canadian who never should have been extradited."

Bayne added that the case should lead to a complete overhaul of Canada's extradition system.

"Now is the time for the justice minister, indeed the prime minister, to order a complete review of the Extradition Act and procedures that led to years of injustice for an innocent Canadian," Bayne said.

"How could Canada have extradited a Canadian to France when France never, never had a case against Dr. Diab fit to go to trial? How? Because of Canada's Extradition Act, of the procedures it enables to strip Canadians of liberty unjustly. This Canadian was extradited on overwhelmingly unreliable evidence yet every Canadian court allowed this to happen.""
Obviously, no one should ever, under any circumstances, be extradited to France, a country whose judicial system isn't up to the level of a joke.

Ha!:  "Justice for Hassan Diab and the Unbearable Banality of Evil" (Deutsch):
Though there were a number of allusions to foreign involvement, it was not until September 2017 that Israeli interference was identified. In Canada and in France, two Jewish organizations that are unquestioningly supportive of Israel and particularly vocal about Islamic terrorism have relentlessly accused Diab of terrorism. B’nai Brith and Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre publicly demanded Diab’s extradition and his firing from Carleton University. Both organizations have members who have close ties with political leaders. As reported in the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz, Wiesenthal Centre CEO Avi Benlolo called Diab “an accused terrorist mass murderer.”

On his website, Benlolo lists his connections with G.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Shimon Peres, Tony Blair. He accompanied former Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Israel along with a member of the violent Jewish Defense League. In a startling passage from the 2017 book The End of Europe, published by Yale University press, the author James Kirchick appears to uncritically suggest that the Jewish Defense League was crucial in preventing a pogrom at a Parisian synagogue in 2014 which occurred during Israel’s Operation Protective Edge against Gaza.

Kirchick writes that a crowd of several hundred people, chanting “death to the Jews” and wielding iron bars and axes, tried to break into the Don Isaac Abravanel synagogue in Paris. “Shimon Samuels, of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, reported seeing Socialist Party politicians in the crowd” and that one eyewitness reported that, had it not been for members of the vigilante Jewish Defense League, ‘the synagogue would have been destroyed, with all the people trapped inside.’” Kirchick does not check the accuracy of this report. It was not widely reported, but other sources indicated that there were perhaps 100 protesters and they were not carrying iron bars and axes. Kirchick further implies that the red-green coalition in Europe endangers European civilization by minimizing the Islamic threat. It will be important to investigate the involvement of Israel and Zionist groups in Diab’s case.

"Researchers raise concerns as Twitter, Facebook seek role in Canadian election debates".  I think 'no' is the word you are looking for. "What Happens When the Government Uses Facebook as a Weapon?".

"Facebook blocks sharing of WSWS anti-censorship video".

"Bruce Sterling: YOU SHOULD HAVE README".  I don't get any practical help out of this, but I get the feeling that the market will provide part of the solution, with both FB and Twitter passing fads that are on the way out (to be replaced no doubt by something worse).

"FBI Probe Into Russian Uranium Bribes Concealed By Obama DOJ; Mueller, McCabe, Rosenstein Involved" (Durden).  Enormous amount of crooked Clinton connections, with McCabe the FBI operator throughout, making sure that various illegalities don't prevent the Clintons getting their claws on the cash.  The whole conspiracy is quite amazing!

Just some helpful advice for journalists' and virtue-signalling politicians - if a story sounds absurd and laughably implausible on the face of it, don't run with it until the facts check out:  "An attacker did not cut her hijab, police say. But why did the TDSB let the tearful 11-year-old face the cameras?".  Note that the original story has been improved hilariously to add more virtue-signalling and 'victim' pandering!

You can actually watch the shekels fall on a city, like some kind of rainstorm:  "After New Orleans City Council implicitly endorses BDS, officials say resolution was not about Israel" (Rubin).

"Apple censors Vic Mensa’s views on Palestine" (Abunimah).

"NYT’s Kristof Wrong, of Course—Democracy Threatened, Not By Trump, But By Totalitarian Left #Resistance. and He’s Part of It." (Kirkpatrick).  "Democrats and the End(s) of Politics" (Urie).

"Putin Plot? Democrats Ridiculed For Claiming Moscow Behind Chelsea Manning's Senate Run" (Durden). "Old, Straight, White Man".  I'll just leave this here:  "The Latest Anti-Semitic ‘Alt-Right’ Meme: ‘Fellow White People’"  To be fair, Greenwald does cover the real issues in the body of the piece.

"Brazilian Right-Wing Fell Hard For A Fake News Story About Venezuela, Provoking Diplomatic Incident" (Filho).  Usually The Intercept promotes this kind of imperialist scam, but Greenwald's connection to Brazil may play a role here.

The Canadian NDP seems to be rising out of its stifling Zionism under the asshole Muclair (but always remember that the new leader, who has bizarrely still not arranged to take a seat in Parliament, appears to be sucking on the same shekel-pipe):  "What Canadians can do for Palestine this February" (Khader).

Given that the UAE is clearly ramping up the war on Qatar, the timing of this call is interesting:  "Donald Trump thanks Qatar for combating 'terrorism' ".

"US creates rift among Russia, Turkey and Iran" (Bhadrakumar).  Yinonization of Syria still isn't going to work, but it will no doubt get a lot of people, mostly Kurds (who are utter fools to go along with this, no doubt with beshekeled leadership), killed.

"Were the people of Hawaii used as guinea pigs to test the public reaction should a US invasion of North Korea prompt the government of Kim Jong Un to fire off its missiles before they could be destroyed?" Identical reaction test in Japan.  It is clear they want to know how the domestic populations will react, and how other countries will react.

"New Charges Possible In Mandalay Bay Shooting While Mystery Shrouds Broken CCTV" (Durden).  "Camera/equipment malfunction", the mystery woman with a warning (watch the video), strange emails, the mystery silent shot that killed Paddock, 20 cruises to Europe and the Middle East.

"Rose McGowan: CAA agents were Weinstein’s ‘pimps’".

CDaN has a bizarre series of gossip blinds about David Geffen and something called The Church, allegedly his pedophilia organization which engages in things like mass infectious disease epidemics in order to obtain its victims (do a page search of 'The Church' to find the guesses)!  Also note this one, supposed to be about the 'suicide' of James Dolan!
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