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The corporate media have been given their orders to throw the focus back on to Iran.

Here is a recap of what they are trying to make you forget.

1. Last Spring, Rose Gottemoeller, an assistant secretary of state and Washington’s chief nuclear arms negotiator, asked Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel refused.

2. The United Nations passed a resolution calling on Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to submit to inspections. Israel refused.

3. The IAEA asked Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to submit to inspections. Israel refused.

4. Iran’s formal notification to the IAEA of the planned construction of the backup fuel-rod facility underscores that Iran is playing by the rules of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which Iran has signed.

5. Iran allows IAEA inspections of all its facilities.

6. Contrary to face-saving claims, it appears that the US and Israel were both caught off guard by Iran’s announcement. The reasoning is simple. Had the US or Israel announced the existence of he new facility before Iran’s notified the IAEA, it would have put Iran on the defensive. As it is now, the US and Israel seem to be playing catch up, casting doubt on the veracity of Israel’s claims to “know” that Iran is a nuclear threat.



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Top story on the online wall street journal today is an article bearing this headline “US condolences Mark Support for Iran Dissidents“. Appearing as it does, two days after the passing of Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, this poor piece of journalism makes reference to “Iran’s nuclear program” and “Iran’s nuclear ambitions” without even attempting to define even from the side of the editors of wsj, the nature of the program or the nature of Iran’s ambitions.

Is it considered expeditious from a narrative point of view – “journalistic” perhaps – to omit such banalities, merely superfluous qualifications, to the readers’ imagination? The often repeated unqualified and unfounded accusations regarding Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions, are not even mentioned in this article. Expeditious in the sense that qualifications then need not be made by the wsj. It is not mentioned furthermore, that several statesmen representing Russia, Turkey and China, have added their voice recently to those of statesmen from Iran itself, saying that international law in fact guarantees the right of any nation to pursue nuclear objectives (whatever those might be). Iran is a co-signatory to the Non Proliferation Treaty, while a key US nuclear ally has refused to abide by the principles of this treaty. Five of the signatories possess nuclear weapons. Nuclear research inside Iran is monitored by the Islamic republic. Iranian spiritual leaders have always ensured that laws and domestic mechanisms exist to ensure that research of this nature is for peaceful purposes. Interesting details which are omitted. Wouldn’t you agree?

Related video and stories at wn.com IranObserver

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A friend recently mentioned the date of 9/11/1973 and i did some fast googling and found the links which i decided to post here at This Little Light. One person by the name of Hsing Lee, made a most profound comment, concerning what is usually such a heated issue that neither reason nor humanity survive in the flurry of comments, attacks and rebuttals. Hsing Lee’s response on 2006.12.07 to a NY Times blog forum item
How a war was won and a city vanished at Pearl Harbor
has been cited in numerous blog posts over the years. The Advaith of December 2006 is perhaps the most notable. Ramakrishna also posted Lee’s comment in its entirety, as I choose to do here.

Will the world remember 9/11? Oh, the world will remember 9/11/01, to be certain.

A billion East Indians have not forgotten that Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha movement, a movement of non-violent resistance, was born on 9/11/1906.

A billion Muslims have not forgotten that the European colonization of the Middle East – the British Mandate of Palestine, the first move toward the state of Israel eventually being forced on the Palestinian people, began on 9/11/1922… it’s why the Islamists chose this date, 79 years later, to attack the Twin Towers.*

The people of Chile will never forget the CIA sponsored coup of 9/11/1973, perpetrated by Augusto Pinochet to overthrew the government of Salvador Allende, who was democratically elected by the Chilean people but disliked by the Republican Party.

The question should not be, “will we remember 9/11?”

The question SHOULD be, “can we learn the lesson of how 9/11/1922 applies to 9/11/2001, and then apply those lessons to George W Bush’s actions in Iraq and Afghanistan before it’s too late?”

An occupying army will always give rise to resistance. That resistance led to Jewish Terrorism against the British, then Terrorism by both Muslims and Jews against each other, and finally to Muslim Terrorism against America on that fateful day in 2001.

Like begets like. Hate begets hate. Chickens ALWAYS come home to roost.

And right now, George W Bush is making thousands more Osama Bin Ladens, and thousands more potential 9/11’s through his actions in Afghranistan and Iraq.

Like WILL beget like, unless we choose NOT to remember 9/11 as a day of violence, conquest, terrorism and displacement, and instead choose to remember it as the day a great man, a young lawyer from India, chose to take on the British Empire, and win, armed only with the heart of a Nation, and the truth.

Many of you will choose to use this day in history as justification for more violence, more hate, and more vengeance. An eye for an eye, you’ll call it. Perhaps you SHOULD heed the wisdom of the Mahatma… an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.

Or are you already too blind to see?

— hsing lee

Thank you Mr. Hsing Lee. You are blessed with vision.

For a good essay concerning the history of Israel and Zionism, you may wish to read
Dr Gideon Polya’s essay: America, Zionism, Israel, and the 1968-2008 Orwellian Transformation. Dr Gideon Polya: Body Count. Dr Gideon Polya: Paintings.

* All the links in this post, including those that link to Hsing Lee’s comments, have been inserted by myself. I am not certain about the date of 1922 and have yet to confirm exactly the event to which Lee is referring when he mentions 9/11/1922. The only event i have found has been posted as a misinformation post by pro-israeli agents. Of course, Lee’s comment about the islamic terrorists having chosen this date as well, seems to be largely an opinion of Lee’s. One to which i am not unwaveringly aligned.

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Source: Inter Press Service, 29-10-2007
By Adrianne Appel
BOSTON – South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu compared conditions in Palestine to those of South Africa under apartheid, and called on “Israelis” to try and change them, while speaking in Boston Saturday at historic Old South Church. “We hope the occupation of the Palestinian territory by `Israel` will end,” Tutu said.
“There is a cry of anguish from the depth of my heart, to my spiritual relatives. Please, please hear the call, the noble call of our scripture,” Tutu said of “Israelis”.
“Don’t be found fighting against this god, your god, our god, who hears the cry of the oppressed,” Tutu said.
Tutu spoke with political activist and lecturer Noam Chomsky and others to a largely religious audience about “The Apartheid Paradigm in Palestine-`Israel`,” a conference sponsored by Friends of Sabeel North America, a Christian Palestinian group.
“Israeli” policy toward Palestine is an inflammatory topic in the U.S. and is not commonly discussed in large, public forums.
In Boston, complaints were lodged with Old South Church in the weeks prior to the event, in an effort to halt the conference. The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting complained that Sabeel is “an anti-Zionist organisation that traffics in anti-Judaic themes,” according to press reports.
“Sabeel is an organisation that seeks to demonise `Israel`. Tutu several years ago made anti-Semitic comments,” May Long, president of the group, told IPS. Long did not hear Tutu’s speech, she said.
Tutu was an inspirational leader in the South African fight against apartheid, which officially ended 13 years ago. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 and today continues to speak around the globe for peace and justice, and to call for Palestinian rights.
The 76-year-old Tutu also appears to have won a battle against prostate cancer, which he was last treated for in 2000.
“Because of what I experienced in South Africa, I harbour hope for `Israel` and the Palestinian territories,” said Tutu, who invoked passages from the Christian bible throughout his talk.
Tutu drew parallels between the apartheid of South Africa and occupied Palestine of today, including demolitions of Palestinian homes by the “Israeli” government and the inability of Palestinians to travel freely within and out of Palestine.
“I experienced a déjà vu when I encountered a security checkpoint that Palestinians must negotiate every day and be demeaned, all their lives,” Tutu said.
Tutu said that Palestinian homes are being bulldozed, and new, illegal homes for “Israeli’s” built in their place.
“When I hear, ‘that used to be my home,’ it is painfully similar to the treatment in South Africa when coloureds had no rights,” Tutu said.
Tutu is a pacifist and he said only non-violent means should be used to confront the oppression at play in Palestine.
“Palestinians ought to try themselves to restrain those who fire the rockets into `Israeli` territory,” Tutu said.
Tutu said that while fighting apartheid in South Africa he drew inspiration from the Jewish struggle as the bible describes it.
“Spiritually I am of Hebrew decent. When apartheid oppression was at its most vicious, and all but knocked the stuffing out of those of us who opposed it, we turned to the Hebrew tradition of resistance,” and the belief that good will triumph over evil, and that a day of freedom from oppression will come, he said.
“The well-to-do and powerful complain that we are mixing religion with politics. I’ve never heard the poor complain that ‘Tutu, you are being too political,”‘ he said.
“I am not playing politics when it involves children who suffer,” Tutu said. “A human rights violation is a human rights violation is a human rights violation, wherever it occurs.”
Tutu recently bumped up against U.S. discomfort with discourse about Palestine, when a Minnesota university president yanked an invitation to Tutu that had been extended by a youth group.
Rev. Dennis Dease, president of the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul Minnesota, said he did not want Tutu to speak because the Nobel Laureate’s position on Palestine was viewed by some as anti-“Israeli” and anti-Semitic.
Dease also fired Cris Toffolo as head of the university’s peace and justice programme, who had supported the invitation to Tutu.
Dease apologised to Tutu three weeks ago.
Tutu said Saturday that he accepted Dease’s “handsome apology”, but that he will not consider speaking at the school until Toffolo is reinstated and her record cleared.
At the conference, Chomsky said the U.S. provides heavy financial support to “Israel” and has a profound influence on “Israeli” policies, including those toward Palestine and foreign trade.
“If the U.S. doesn’t like what `Israel` is doing, it just kicks `Israel` in the face,” Chomsky said. In 2005, “Israel” wanted to sell improved missiles to China. The Bush administration halted the sale, Chomsky said.
“It blocked them and refused to allow `Israeli` officials to come to the U.S. The U.S. demanded an apology from `Israel`. It dragged `Israel` through the mud,” Chomsky said.
The U.S. began its close relationship with “Israel” after the “Israeli” victory in the 1967 “Six Day War” against Egypt, Syria and Jordan, Chomsky said.

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After his address to the 63rd session of the United Nations General Assembly – 23 September 2008

The official UN webcast is in Farsi.

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The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran will feature in a show scheduled to air in full on Wednesday night in the USA.

I managed to find this short excerpt on you tube.

Show Pages – Larry King Live CNN

The entire show is posted on you tube and compiled at “wakeupfromyourslumber.com

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