Crimes against Humanity: America’s Rubkan Concentration Camp in Southern Syria: 40,000 Held Hostage – Global Research


25-03-19 02:23:00,

US occupier forces again show their ugly political face in recreating the SS at al Rukban Camp in Syria, holding approximately 40,000 Internally Displaced Persons hostages, despite the opening of two humanitarian corridors for their safe passage. US temp ‘diplomat’ Jonathan Cook made this threat at the UN on 30 January — and though the US never keeps its promises, it always keeps its threats.

Plans to dismantle the Rukban concentration camp were reported last October. The existence of this open air prison received massive western coverage in November, when the US finally permitted a convoy of 78 trucks filled with humanitarian aid, to safely enter. The source of the anti-Syria colonialist propaganda was “Terrorist Barbie,” al Qaeda’s press liaison, who omitted the facts of joint SAA, UN, & SARC convoys previously being bombed during each attempt to bring food and medicine during a 10 month period.


Rukban Concentration Camp for Syrian Displaced Refugees

SANA reports on the current war criminal activity against Syrians in Rukban, using diplomatic euphemisms:

“Damascus, SANA — The United States continues to adopt hypocrisy and misleading methods in its international policies, especially in the humanitarian issue.

“It has appointed itself a policeman for the world to put lists of states that violate human rights while it should be on the top of this list due to  its black history in violating the peoples’ rights and trading with the tragedy of thousands of people around the world.

“The issue of thousands of displaced Syrians trapped in al-Rukban camp in al-Tanf area on the Syrian-Jordanian border for nearly five years is one of the humanitarian catastrophes that the United States alone is responsible for .

“It has been blocking  the exit of civilians held as hostages by terrorist groups and preventing them from returning to their homes in the state-controlled safe areas which have been cleared of terrorism by the Syrian army.

“US forces prevent displaced from exiting the camp, while militants are forcibly holding them inside, demanding large sums of money in US dollars to let them out.

“This openly uncovers the claims of Washington and its allies about their keenness on protecting civilians and divulges their support for the terrorist groups which control the camp,

 » Lees verder

The Crimes against the People of Palestine: The British Government is “Shown to be Bankrupt in Law and Morality” – Global Research


23-03-19 12:55:00,

Dear Mel,

I wish you to bring these facts in front of Mr Hunt on behalf of Susan and myself, the Palestinian people who have no voice, and to reverse the ‘vortex of ever increasing violence in our world’.  Canterbury, NZ where I worked, and homicide with knives etc are symbolic. 

HMGs of several colours have helped this descent towards hell.


It was last year that the centenary of the Balfour ‘Declaration’ was celebrated here, all 110 words – attached.  We will not discuss its legality nor morality, nor how Christ might have judged it.  Oppression of the native people was already well underway.  Ethnic cleansing reached a peak in Plan Dalet, in 1948, when about 100,000 Palestinians were slayed, and 800,000, two thirds of the population, were  driven by force of arms and terror (1 – an example Deir Yassin – no memorial there) from their homes and their land, and thus their living.  Most fled to Gaza, the resident population of which was 60,000.  Now 2 million – median age 17.

Statehood of the nascent ‘Israel’ depended on UN Resolution 194 (III)  (2) – …..“refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, …”.  Returning men were shot.  But the Jewish State as it is now called, was treated as a state, albeit a de facto one.  The latter fact is hardly ever mentioned.

What happened at Deir Yassin, and at least twenty other massacres then, has been repeated many times.  Those times include Qibya, Sabra and Shatila (several thousand killed by the ‘Christian’ Phalange whilst Sharon watched, and with the bellies of women slashed open), and the repeated killing, and the most cruel bombing and collective punishment of 2 million souls in Gaza.  I have been to Gaza 10 times. I know the people and I know their great suffering.  I have stood at the graves of over 3000, largely British soldiers, in the immaculately kept Commonwealth War grave in Gaza.  Many died in the ‘Second Battle of Gaza’ on the 2nd of November 1917. This was the day, ironically,

 » Lees verder

Colluding in War Crimes: Britain’s Unreported Military Alliance with Israel – Global Research


15-03-19 03:48:00,

The rapidly declining living conditions in the Gaza Strip and occupied territories has endangered the most basic of internationally recognised of human rights, as children continue to be collateral damage in what can be boiled down to a political standoff. The difference to almost all modern countries is that Israel uses extreme force to break the deadlock.

It is now sadly a fact that more children than Palestinian fighters are being killed in the offensive on Gaza by the state of Israel. This in itself should be shocking until you see the numbers.  28 per cent killed are five years and under, 92 per cent are sixteen and under with 8 per cent aged 17 and 18 – but still classed as minors. More babies aged under 24 months die than those aged over 16 years.

Then there are the incarcerations. The Isreali Information Centre for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories records them. It shows that in the ten years from 2008 to 2018 – a staggering 2,370 children have been sent to Israeli prisons. At the end of January 2019, 209 Palestinian children were held in Israeli prisons as security detainees and prisoners.

In January this year, the General Federation of Palestinian Trade Unions (PGFTU) warned that the poverty rate in the Gaza Strip has exceeded 80 per cent for the wider population. The numbers for mental health problems, access to health care or the basics such as access to clean water, electricity and sanitation are dire.

It shames Britain, that a country, ranked by the World Justice Project as the 8th most law-abiding country in the world actively supports a regime with weapons of death and destruction, described by organisations such as War on Want and the United Nations as an apartheid state. Others, including Human Rights Watch, accuse Israel of war crimes against defenceless Palestinians.

To enable that support, a media blackout is required in Britain. Here, Mark Curtis unravels the grizzly truth of Britain’s involvement in this ghastly and illegal aggression and what is really going on behind the scenes.

Image on the right: International Trade Secretary Liam Fox meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

 » Lees verder

US War Crimes in Syria Whitewashed in Real Time


15-03-19 12:55:00,

US War Crimes in Syria Whitewashed in Real Time

It was quite amazing to watch reports from Syria this week by US news channel CNN. American bombing of a remaining redoubt of the ISIS terror group near Baghouz on the border with Iraq was presented as some kind of heroic final onslaught against the terror group.

The inversion of reality is a staggering case study in propaganda and “perception management” under the guise of “free media”.

CNN broadcast on-the-ground reports from its correspondent Ben Wedeman in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province. In the background were evident signs, according to the channel’s video footage, that the US air force was dropping white phosphorus incendiary munitions in support of the offensive against militants.

Indiscriminate use of white phosphorus bombs is arguably a war crime. Yet the US media openly reported this as if it was a legitimate war operation in order to “defeat terrorism”.

Nothing in the CNN reportage suggested anything illegal about the US military campaign. On the contrary, the events were presented as a valorous attempt to “defeat ISIS”.

There are several reasons why this latest US military operation in eastern Syria is disturbing, not least because of mounting civilian deaths as a result of American air strikes.

For a start, American military presence in Syria is a gross violation of international law. The US has no legal mandate to be in that country, operating their since 2015, either as ground forces or warplanes.

Secondly, it is well-documented that Washington has been covertly funneling military aid to various anti-government militia, including terrorist groups like ISIS, in a bid to overthrow the Syrian government of President Bashar al Assad. This has been conducted as part of an eight-year covert war sponsored by Washington and its allies for illegal regime change against the sovereign government in Damascus.

President Trump has given orders for US forces to withdraw from Syria. He says it’s time to bring “our boys” home. As if “our boys” have performed a noble duty there. The fact is American forces in Syria constitute a war crime. They shouldn’t even be there.

So, belated US media reports of American forces bearing down on the remnants of ISIS in eastern Syria are, to say the least,

 » Lees verder

US Crimes against Humanity. The People of Nicaragua – Global Research


19-01-19 09:13:00,

Open Letter to the United Nations. Call for debate, hearings and voting on an effective plan of action against various United States (US) government crimes of global significance

I am writing to request that both the 1) member states of the UN General Assembly and 2) member states of the Security Council hold hearings, debate and vote on an effective plan of action against various crimes that have been committed by people working for the government of the US that are of significance to the global community.

These crimes include:

  1. The US government’s current (2018) attempts to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nicaragua
  2. US government interventionist policies and practices into the internal affairs of most of the member states of the UN (i.e. the US governments long history of being the #1 global bully on Earth)
  3. The US government’s ascendancy to having become the #1 violator of human rights globally and
  4. The Global Surveillance State program of the US secret police (e.g. NSA, CIA, FBI, DEA, DIA, etc.).

In April 2018, elements of the US government (e.g. NSA, CIA) began attempts to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nicaragua. I have been in Nicaragua from March 2018 to present (i.e. September 2018) and have been a direct eyewitness to US government attempts to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nicaragua.

US secret police operatives have incited riots, provoked killings and paid for the highways and roads in Nicaragua to become barricaded to obstruct transportation.

Read complete article on Popular Resistance

Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc.

Featured image is from Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are of sole responsibility of the author(s). The Centre for Research on Globalization will not be responsible for any inaccurate or incorrect statement in this article. The Centre of Research on Globalization grants permission to cross-post Global Research articles on community internet sites as long the source and copyright are acknowledged together with a hyperlink to the original Global Research article.

 » Lees verder

Obama’s Crimes

Obama’s Crimes

27-07-18 06:18:00,

Among other things, President Barack Obama • Sent 3,500 U.S. troops and tanks to Russia’s doorstep in one of his final decisions as president.
• Ordered ten times more drone strikes than Bush.
• Dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016 alone (an average of 72 bombs every day).
• Put boots on the ground in Syria , despite 16 times saying “no boots on the ground”.
• Despite campaign pledges, planned a $1 trillion progam to add more nuclear weapons to the US arsenal in the next 30 years.
• Dropped bombs in 7 Muslim countries; and then bragged about it .
• Said, “I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being.”
• Bragged about his use of drones – I’m “really good at killing people”.
• Deported a modern-record 2 million immigrants.
• Signed the Monsanto Protection Act into law.
• Started a new war in Iraq.
• Initiated, and personally oversees a ‘Secret Kill List’.
• Pushed for war on Syria while siding with al-Qaeda.
• Backed neo-Nazis in Ukraine.
• Supported Israel’s wars and occupation of Palestine.
• Deployed Special Ops to 134 countries – compared to 60 under Bush.
• Did a TV commercial promoting “clean coal”.
• Drastically escalated the NSA spying program.
• Signed the NDAA into law – making it legal to assassinate Americans w/o charge or trial.
• Gave Bush absolute immunity for everything.
• Pushed for a TPP Trade Pact.
• Started a new war on terror – this one on ISIS.
• Signed more executive memoranda than any other president in history.
• Transferred more than $100 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, more than any other administration in history.
• Signed an agreement for 7 military bases in Colombia.
• Opened a military base in Chile.
•Touted nuclear power, even after the disaster in Japan.
• Opened up deepwater oil drilling, even after the BP disaster.
• Mandated the Insider Threat Program which orders federal employees to report suspicious actions of their colleagues.
• Defended body scans and pat-downs at airports.
• Signed the Patriot Act extension into law.
• Launched 20,000 Airstrikes in his first term.  » Lees verder