US fingerprints on Israeli crimes

Maureen Clare Murphy,

Israeli occupation forces have already killed 10 Palestinians in the West Bank this month.

The latest fatality is Odai Salah, a 17-year-old who was shot in Kafr Dan village west of Jenin in the northern West Bank on Thursday.

The teen was fatally injured during an Israeli incursion into Kafr Dan to prepare to demolish homes belonging to the families of two Palestinians who allegedly attacked an Israeli checkpoint on Wednesday, killing a military officer. The two alleged gunmen – Ahmad and Abdulrahman Abed – were killed in an ensuing firefight.

Defense for Children International-Palestine, a human rights group, said that an Israeli soldier occupying a Palestinian home fired two bullets from a window, striking Odai in the head and chest. There were confrontations between the raiding military and Palestinian residents at the time.

The rights group said that the slain teen had arrived at the site of the confrontations on a motorbike “while holding a homemade gun.”

“[Odai] allegedly attempted to shoot in the direction of Israeli military vehicles parked about 50 meters (165 feet) away,” Defense for Children International-Palestine added.

“An Israeli sniper fired at least two bullets at Odai from around 150 meters (490 feet) away, killing him. It is unclear if Odai fired the weapon before he was killed, according to information collected by DCIP.”

He was the second child killed in Kafr Dan village this year; Shawkat Kamel Shawkat Abed, 17, died after being shot by Israeli soldiers in April. Two other Palestinians – Shas Kamamji and Mustafa Abu al-Rub – were killed in Kafr Dan during that month.

Around 90 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank by Israeli soldiers and settlers so far this year. It is the deadliest year in the territory since 2015, when around 100 Palestinians were fatally injured.

Around a third of those killed this year were in the Jenin area, which has been subjected to nightly raids after a wave of attacks in Israel beginning in late March.

“Full accountability”

There was a brief reprieve of 18 days in July during which no Palestinians were killed in the West Bank, thanks to pressure from the Biden administration to avoid further escalation in the run-up to the US president’s visit.

For Biden’s Washington, dead Palestinians are little more than a public relations problem.

Under pressure from Democrats in Congress after the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in May, the Biden administration is reportedly asking Israel to review its rules of engagement.

Abu Akleh, who was wearing a helmet and protective vest marking her as press at the time she was shot with a carefully aimed bullet, was a US citizen. Her family demands a US investigation into her death.

Chris Van Hollen, a US senator, said on Wednesday that the secretary of state had not responded to a letter from lawmakers asking for “answers to basic questions around [Abu Akleh’s] shooting and a copy of the report produced by the US Security Coordinator.”

That report, released on the Independence Day holiday in the US, parroted the Israeli line that Abu Akleh’s killing was an operational error and “tragic mistake,” stating without demonstrating its claim that she was not deliberately targeted – despite all evidence to the contrary.

Van Hollen introduced legislation endorsed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee requiring the State Department to provide the report and said that he would “continue pressing for full accountability and transparency around the death of Shireen – anything less is unacceptable.”

On Thursday, Senator Patrick Leahy challenged the US Security Coordinator’s findings.

“The USSC, echoing the conclusion of the [Israeli military], apparently did not interview any of the [Israeli] soldiers or any other witnesses,” Leahy said.

“To say that fatally shooting an unarmed person, and in this case one with PRESS written in bold letters on her clothing, was not intentional, without providing any evidence to support that conclusion, calls into question the State Department’s commitment to an independent, credible investigation and to ‘follow the facts.’”

He added that the Leahy Law must be applied if Abu Akleh’s killing was intentional and no one is held accountable by Israel.

The 1997 Leahy Law, named for Senator Leahy, who sponsored it, prohibits the US from providing military assistance to units of foreign militaries when there is credible information that those units violated human rights with impunity.

While claiming to support accountability for Abu Akleh’s slaying, the Biden administration has deferred to Israel’s self-investigation mechanism, long discredited by international organizations and human rights groups.

Israel announced the findings of its internal probe earlier this month, admitting that one of its soldiers is likely responsible for the journalist’s death.

According to the Israeli military, Abu Akleh was “mistakenly shot by an Israeli soldier while under fire who was using a telescopic scope and misidentified her as an armed Palestinian,” as reported by Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper.

Eyewitness testimony and footage from the scene make clear that no armed Palestinians were present and Israeli soldiers did not come under fire at the time that Abu Akleh “was intentionally targeted with aimed shots,” as a firearms expert told CNN.

Yair Lapid, Israel’s prime minister, has rejected Washington’s toothless demands, saying last week that “no one will dictate open fire regulations to us when we are fighting for our lives.”

He added that he would “not allow them to put an [Israeli] soldier on trial who defended himself against fire from terrorists, just to receive a round of applause from the world.”

Benny Gantz, Israel’s defense minister, likewise said that the military’s rules of engagement are set by the chief of staff “and he will continue to set the open fire policy in accordance with the operational needs and doctrine of ethics of the [Israeli military].”

Those rules of engagement are classified and apparently not even well understood by soldiers, who in any case have been assured by Israel’s most senior leaders that they will face no consequences for maiming and killing Palestinians.

And Tom Nides, the US ambassador to Israel, has in turn assured Tel Aviv, which receives a floor of $3.8 billion in military assistance from Washington each year, that “Israel is a sovereign country and will make their own decisions.”

Meanwhile, State Department officials are preoccupied with maintaining Palestinian Authority “security cooperation” with Israel, rather than protecting Palestinians’ right to life, to say nothing of ending the military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Terror group designations

But Tel Aviv knows that ultimately, it cannot get away with its crimes without cover from Washington.

And so Israel sent officials to the US capital to persuade the State Department to back its designation of prominent Palestinian groups as “terrorist” organizations – a move widely condemned by progressive lawmakers and even some liberal Zionist groups in the US.

The targeted groups include Addameer, Al-Haq, the Bisan Center for Research & Development, Defense for Children International-Palestine, the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees and the Union of Health Work Committees.

Israel raided and sealed the organizations’ offices in the area of Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, in August.

Several European Union states publicly rejected Israel’s allegations and have pledged to continue funding the targeted groups, some of which have provided evidence for the International Criminal Court’s war crimes investigation in Palestine.

But as Mary Lawlor, an independent UN expert on human rights defenders, told the publication Mondoweiss, it isn’t enough to stop Israel’s persecution of Palestinian civil society leaders.

“They really have to use more leverage to stop these aggressive attacks and to get this designation of terrorist rescinded,” Lawlor said.

And Washington must be compelled to place meaningful pressure on Israel.

“One centimeter of the US is worth more than a meter of the EU,” she said.

 

Source: https://electronicintifada.net

New Study Calls Geoengineering “Planetary Treason” as Earth’s Biosphere is Collapsing Due to Jet-Sprayed Aerosolized Coal Fly Ash

James Marvin Herndon, PhD., from the Transdyne Corporation in San Diego, and Mark Whiteside, the Medical Director of the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County, have just published a study in the “Advances In Social Sciences Research Journal” titled: Collapse of Earth’s Biosphere: A Case of Planetary Treason.

Here is the Abstract:

Earth’s life support systems are breaking down, including the stratospheric ozone layer, which protects all higher life on the planet from deadly ultraviolet radiation. This breakdown is a direct result of human activities including the large-scale manipulation of processes that affect Earth’s climate, otherwise known as geoengineering. We present further evidence that coal fly ash, utilized in tropospheric aerosol geoengineering, is the primary cause of stratospheric ozone depletion, not chlorofluorocarbons, as “decreed” by the Montreal Protocol. The misdiagnosis was a potentially fatal mistake by mankind. Coal fly ash particles, uplifted to the stratosphere, are collected and trapped by polar stratospheric clouds. In springtime, as these clouds begin to melt/evaporate, multiple coal fly ash compounds and elements are released to react with and consume stratospheric ozone. Contrary to the prevailing narrative, the stratospheric ozone layer has already been badly damaged and now increasingly deadly ultraviolet radiation, UV-B and UV-C, penetrates to Earth’s surface. Our time is short to permanently end all geoengineering activities, and to reduce and/or eliminate all sources of aerosolized coal fly ash, including first and foremost the jet-sprayed emplacements into the troposphere that are systematically breaking down Earth’s support systems and poisoning life on this planet.

At the end of the study they conclude:

All geoengineering must cease. All sources of aerosolized coal fly ash must be reduced and eliminated. Tropospheric jet-spraying of coal fly ash and any other particulate matter must cease and desist. That is necessary to salvage what we can of Earth’s vital life support systems, including the stratospheric ozone layer.

Read the full study here.

Y’all show some respeck now! English professors DEMAND instructors give up on teaching ‘standard English’ in favor of ‘Black language’

By Michael Rectenwald | 3 September 2020

RUSSIA TODAY — After scholars decried English as ‘anti-black linguistic racism’, the nation’s leading academic language association acceded to the demand that black students no longer have to think about proper English, let alone use it.

The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) has released an official statement demanding that “teachers stop using academic language and standard English” and teach the “Black language” in college classrooms.

In the statement, titled, “This Ain’t Another Statement! This is a DEMAND for Black Linguistic Justice!,” a group of US English professors issued a long series of overlapping and somewhat redundant demands regarding language use and teaching in higher education, including the rejection of “standard English,” and that “teachers, researchers, and scholars put some respeck on Black Language.”

The announcement, the drafters note, comes on the heels of the Black Lives Matter protests and riots, as well as the Covid-19 pandemic, which they say disproportionately afflicts black people. Listing over 25 previous statements and resolutions already issued by the CCCC on diverse language practices, the writers claim that these do not go far enough in promoting “Black linguistic Consciousness to decolonize the mind (and/or) language, unlearn white supremacy, and unravel anti-Black linguistic racism!” […]

Was Aaron Swartz Killed by a MIT Satanic Child Porn Ring?

Nicholas Negroponte discusses his effort to provide $100 laptops to children in the developing world. PHOTO: wbur/AP

By Yoichi Shimatsu | 15 January 2012

RENSE NEWS — Let us start by dismissing the prosecution’s ludicrous charge that any programmer as talented as Aaron Swartz would dedicate his life to stealing an archive that dispenses its academic papers for a few dollars apiece to the public or for free to students under department accounts. MIT professors, who are so full of themselves, are the only ones who might take seriously such a fool’s errand as a worthy objective for the brilliant and rebellious Swartz or the law suit as the cause of his so-called “suicidal depression.”

The mass media have been fed, and eagerly swallowed, the unpalatable lies hurled against a courageous young man whose guilt lies solely in his disgust at the online filth from “respectable” Internet paragons who have deviously corrupted the morals of his generation. America’s leading center for computer science has unleashed a campaign of slander against Swartz, who cannot defend himself through the media or in the docket now that he is dead.

My personal regret is that he had to act alone without the guidance and support of those faraway people including myself who have been fighting against the same vile pedophile elite. In American society where tens of thousands of children disappear every year without any serious investigation or public concern, the young man assumed the burden of justice on his own and paid the ultimate price for it. Using the JSTOR issue as a mere cover for his covert investigation into MIT wrongdoing was an immature tactic, which now undercuts his reputation postmortem.

As a traditional journalist and editor, I have never before supported Anonymous and their hacking activity, but the untimely death of Swartz changes the rules of engagement. Striking at the nerve center of the military-corporate-pharmaco-porno complex is an ethical duty not a crime, one of few available means to defend constitutional law. To the morally reprobate professors and administrators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, I say unequivocally: You have started a war that will end when you fall on your swords. […]

COVID-19 lockdowns prove that the globalists can implement climate lockdowns without opposition

Image: COVID-19 lockdowns prove that the globalists can implement climate lockdowns without opposition

(Natural News) The Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic lockdowns were just the beginning, and the globalists will try to control the population once again with climate lockdowns.

In an interview with LifeSiteNews co-founder and editor-in-chief John-Henry Westen, author Marc Morano warned that the COVID-19 lockdowns proved that forcing people to remain in their homes and restricting their economic activity could protect the environment by reducing carbon emissions.

“The COVID lockdowns were literally a version of what they’ve called for decades in the climate movement,” said Morano. “I attend every United Nations climate summit and I’m going to the one in Egypt this year … and what these summits call for is the ‘degrowth movement,’ or ‘planned recessions,’ to fight global warming. And what that means is the government imposes slower economic growth or forces a recession to lower emissions.”

Morano pointed out that the globalists are claiming that the lockdowns and the reduction of so-called emissions are just tools for their ultimate goal, which is total control.

“If you live under authoritarianism, if you live under government control of every aspect of your life, you’re solving viruses, you’re solving climate,” said Morano. “The point is, they want control and they’ll do whatever they have to, whether it’s a virus, whether it’s climate, you name it – they want to invoke emergency powers. That’s really what this is about: emergency powers to bypass democracy.”

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Globalist organizations promoting climate change lockdowns

Organizations like the United Nations (UN) and the World Economic Forum have praised the COVID-19 lockdowns and compliance with them for their ability to reduce global emissions.

Morano noted that in 2019, the UN said the world needed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by around seven percent every year to meet the goals stated in the Paris Climate Agreement.

“One year later, because of the lockdowns, we had a seven percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions,” said Morano. “It was almost like the UN called it.”

Morano also pointed out how leading members of the UN have praised the lockdowns for how great they supposedly were for the environment, even quoting one climate chief who called lockdowns and the “global shutdown of the economy” the only way to meet the UN’s climate targets.

The UN is not the only organization calling for climate-related lockdowns. The WEF recently praised the lockdowns for their ability to “demonstrate the core of individual social responsibility” and for helping pave the way for the acceptability of climate-related restrictions on freedom of movement and economic participation. (Related: WEF claims that “billions” who obeyed lockdowns and mask mandates will also comply with new globalist “social credit scheme.”)

This comes from a recent report released by the WEF suggesting that policies to track and restrict personal carbon usage could be implemented with widespread compliance almost overnight, thanks to the example of the COVID-19 lockdowns.

“A huge number of unimaginable restrictions for public health were adopted by billions of citizens across the world,” the report stated. “There were numerous examples globally of maintaining social distancing, wearing masks, mass vaccinations and acceptance of contact-tracing applications for public health.”

This compliance could help realize the WEF’s goal of making people live without emitting too much carbon in their daily lives.

More stories about the so-called climate change can be found at ClimateAlarmism.news.

Listen to Marc Morano’s full interview with John-Henry Westen about climate lockdowns.

This video is from the channel LifeSiteNews on Brighteon.com.

More related articles:

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Patrick Moore criticizes Greenpeace, says it’s been taken over by leftist climate alarmists.

The government will declare a climate crisis to put people back into lockdown.

Here come the CLIMATE LOCKDOWNS: World agency demands locking down cities to achieve “climate goals.”

Like COVID-19, climate alarmism is a tool global elites wield to control our lives.

Sources include:

Brighteon.com

LifeSiteNews.com

South Korea requests Interpol red notice in search for disgraced crypto developer Do Kwon

Image: South Korea requests Interpol red notice in search for disgraced crypto developer Do Kwon

(Natural News) The co-founder of the stablecoin TerraUSD, Do Kwon, is officially a wanted man in his native South Korea. Last week, a court there issued an arrest warrant for him, and prosecutors say he’s wanted for violations of capital markets law.

Kwon’s company, Terraform Labs, is behind the algorithmic stablecoin as well as its sister cryptocurrency, Luna. TerraUSD’s failure set a chain of events into motion that spurred the big crypto crash this summer.

Kwon is reportedly nowhere to be found. The 31-year-old flew to Singapore, which does not have an extradition treaty with South Korea, around the same time that he dissolved Terraform Labs’ offices in Korea in late April, with his family and other personnel following him there in May, but police in Singapore recently told Reuters he was no longer there. He did recently tweet, however, that he was not trying to evade arrest – although he failed to disclose his location.

He tweeted: “I am not “on the run” or anything similar – for any government agency that has shown interest to communicate, we are in full cooperation and we don’t have anything to hide.”

“We are in the process of defending ourselves in multiple jurisdictions – we have held ourselves to an extremely high bar of integrity, and look forward to clarifying the truth over the next few months,” he added.

However, prosecutors dispute these claims and insist he is “obviously on the run.” Prosecutors say he closed down his company’s South Korean branch in order to “evade investigation.”

A spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office in Seoul said they are trying to locate him so he can be arrested, adding: “He is clearly on the run as his company’s key finance people also left for the same country during that time.”

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South Korea has also asked Interpol to issue a “red notice” alerting law enforcement agencies around the world to the warrant for Do Kwon. The notice is used to ask authorities to locate and arrest someone who is the subject of legal action and is typically issued for fugitives who are wanted for prosecution or serving a sentence.

The “hacktivist” group Anonymous is also looking for Kwon, pledging in a video that they will ensure he is “brought to justice as soon as possible.”

Binance users warned about Terra 2.0

Do Kwon is also the subject of a warning the world’s biggest crypto exchange, Binance, is showing users. When Do Kwon’s first stablecoin collapsed, he tried to save face by relaunching it under a new token called Terra 2.0, which is still listed on the major crypto exchanges.

Although Binance has stopped short of delisting it, they are prompting users who attempt to buy it with a warning stating: “Please Note: A South Korean court has issued an arrest warrant against the cofounder of Terra 2.0 (LUNA). Please understand the risks involved and trade with caution. Binance will not be held responsible for any trading losses.” Users must then click on a button that says “I understand” before proceeding.

Kwon and other personnel from Terraform Labs are being investigated for tax evasion and financial fraud that saw $40 billion worth of investors’ funds wiped out. Some investors who saw their life savings go up in smoke have filed complaints accusing Kwon of operating a Ponzi scheme.

Hundreds of thousands of people lost money investing in TerraUSD and Luna, and some say Kwon’s online personality played a big role in building up hype for his failed cryptocurrencies.

Cryptocurrency expert Brad Nickel noted: “It’s a cult mentality with a leader who has a larger-than-life personality and at the same time he has a confidence that is very seductive.” Some of his more ardent admirers referred to themselves as the “lunatics.”

The effects of Luna’s collapse were so far-reaching that online searches for the Mapo Bridge, a popular place in Seoul for committing suicide, skyrocketed in its aftermath, prompting police to increase patrols in the area.

Sources for this article include:

GreatGameIndia.com

FT.com

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