Reuters Busted for Indecent Exposure on Venezuela By Ramón Santiago

13 May, 2010 — Venezuela AnalysisAxis of Logic

Reuters pays another shill to tell another half-story about Venezuelan affairs.

In their report, ‘ANALYSIS-Venezuela car industry gridlock as dollars run out,’ Reuters pays another shill to tell another half-story about Venezuelan affairs. In this ‘analysis’ they shamelessly expose their indecency as a major news broker in western media. I’m writing this critique for Axis of Logic to call Reuters on what they pass off as journalism and help clarify what is really happening in the auto industry in Venezuela.

(See: Venezuela car industry gridlock as dollars run out, The Guardian, 30 April, 2010)

In 2009 there were approximately 5.6 million vehicles in Venezuela. From 2005 to 2007 new car sales were 1.15 million units with a further 350,000 being sold in 2008/2009. Thus, the number of vehicles on Venezuela’s roads increased at least by 30% in five years, even allowing for cars being put out of service. This is the reason for heavy traffic congestion in the cities and not necessarily due to cheap gasoline.

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Strategic culture foundation online magazine latest publications from 9-15 May, 2010

The Mossad in South America
“…The Mossad’s number one adversary and target in Latin America is Hugo Chavez, the political leader condemning Israel’s attempts to resolve conflicts in the Middle East by force… Shimon Peres addressed a thinly veiled threat to Chavez by saying that “Chavez will soon disappear”… TV commentator and former Venezuelan Vice President José Vicente Rangel often warns in his TV show that the Mossad is planning to assassinate Chavez…”

Russia and Turkey: Searching for a Model for Their Broadening Partnership
“Russian President D. Medvedev will visit Turkey on May 11, 2010… Definitely, the range of regional security issues on the table during the coming talks between D. Medvedev and the Turkish leadership is going to be extremely broad. Though in many cases the interests of Russia and Turkey in international politics and their national security approaches diverge, there is a set of significant tasks that the two partner-countries are sure to be tackling jointly…”

Brazilian President Lula: Heading for Moscow
“Brazil is central to the Kremlin’s politics of increasing assertiveness in Latin America. From this standpoint Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva who plans to visit Moscow on May 13-14 — a pragmatic and predictable leader remaining a patriot of his own country despite the onslaught of globalization — is an almost ideal partner…”

Look Out, Obama Seems to Be Planning for a Lot More War
“These documents and deeds include the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), the Ballistic Missile Defense Report, the nuclear security summit in New York and the May 3-28 United Nations nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference, as well as the continuing wars in the Middle East and Central Asia, and the 2011 Pentagon war budget request…”

William BOWLES (United Kingdom)
Alice in Videoland
“There is a paucity of ‘news’ coverage of events in Greece (unless there’s a handy body or two, murdered preferably by ‘Anarchists’). Instead, we get Greece the ‘basket case’, a country living beyond its means, a country threatening to bring down the European Union… Depressingly, there seems to be no way out of this situation unless our public media are completely transformed, the Internet notwithstanding, which while contributing an outlet for independent news and analysis, is no match for the corporate/state stranglehold on the media…”

Karzai is the winner – for the present
“Obama realizes that the time has come to abandon the holy cow that Karzai should not open negotiations with the Taliban until mid-2011. Obama reportedly instructed his war cabinet last month that it might be time to start negotiations with the Taliban, overruling the assumption that peace talks should be deferred until McChrystal degraded the Taliban militarily…”

Rafe MAIR (Canada)
It’s Not Obama That’s Looking For Wars to Come
“I read with considerable interest (and foreboding) Jack A. Smith’s recent article “Look Out, Obama Seems to Be Planning for a Lot More War”. His conclusions are even scarier when looked at in the light of the American national psyche… The United States is historically a violent country. Since the Korean War the United States has always been in “foreign entanglements”.The American self hypnosis has, at the base of its foreign policy, a sense of responsibility to intervene anywhere in the world it can. With the stated purpose usually being to bring freedom and democracy to a deprived state. The President and Congress find themselves politically unable to extract themselves from an “Industry-Military Complex”…”

Chomsky Denied Entry to Israel

17 May, 2010 — The Only Democracy?

Well, it seems  the fact that it was Noam Chomsky (who is on JVP’s advisory board) who got denied entry to the West Bank because of his politics, the story has broken through to the mainstream media. Yet again, we have to say: “the only democracy in the Middle East?” – Rebecca Vilkomerson

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Dogs for Jews by Gilad Atzmon By Gilad Atzmon

16 May, 2010 — Gilad Atzmon Writings

The Israelis indeed internalised the Shoa experience. Very much like notorious Ivan the Terrible from Treblinka who reportedly unleashed his dog against camp inmates,  the IDF Border Guard employs dogs against  Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli political opposition.

Ynet reported today that Security forces arrived near the village of Dir Nizam accompanied by the Border Guard’s canine unit. “They chased us with vicious dogs,” one of the protesters said.

Israeli security officials say the new tactic helped spot and detain stone throwers. “The dogs help us apprehend people without hurting them. They are not attack dogs – they are patrol dogs trained to use their sense of smell and vision to conduct short chases, pinning the suspects to the ground until the soldiers arrive.”

As usual, the Israeli official lies. Watch this film and judge for yourself.

The Border Guard’s Dog Unit includes a small number of fighters and Belgian Malinois Shepherd dogs, which are purchased in Europe and go through a prolonged training period alongside an assigned officer. At the end of the day, Israel insists on becoming  a qualified EU Member. Maybe using European dogs is indeed the way forwards for the Israelis.

One protester told Ynet. “The IDF wants to set dogs on us, which reminds us of a dark time in the history of the Jewish people.”  I may as well mention  that nothing in Jewish history is as remotely cruel and vicious as the current Israeli barbarism for the  brutality performed by the Jewish state is a collective affair. It is committed by a popular army in the name of the Jewish people.