Western backed Free Syrian Army has crossed the line By John Robles

15 December 2012Voice of Russia

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The Free Syrian Army has committed an affront to all humanity by kidnapping and threatening to execute a female Ukrainian journalist and announcing that they will kill all Russians and Ukrainians they find in Syria. This could be taken to be akin to a declaration of war, obviously the armed insurgents in Syria have been emboldened to a point that they have stepped into an area where they are beyond the law.

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Video: In Libya, death and disappearance still stalk the land — RT

21 December 2011 — In Libya, death and disappearance still stalk the land — RT

People are vanishing in broad daylight in Libya, as the country’s new rulers continue to settle accounts with their opponents. Widespread insecurity means the families of the kidnapped can do no more than hope that their loved ones are still alive.

­Libya’s conflict is over, and the man who stood in the way of Western-style democracy is dead. Yet atrocities against Muammar Gaddafi’s loyalists continue. The images emerging from Libya are disturbing.

Against this distressing background, Russia is demanding a probe into civilian casualties in Libya caused by NATO bombings.

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Video: In Libya, death and disappearance still stalk the land — RT

21 December 2011 — In Libya, death and disappearance still stalk the land — RT

People are vanishing in broad daylight in Libya, as the country’s new rulers continue to settle accounts with their opponents. Widespread insecurity means the families of the kidnapped can do no more than hope that their loved ones are still alive.

­Libya’s conflict is over, and the man who stood in the way of Western-style democracy is dead. Yet atrocities against Muammar Gaddafi’s loyalists continue. The images emerging from Libya are disturbing.

Against this distressing background, Russia is demanding a probe into civilian casualties in Libya caused by NATO bombings.

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Going Rogue: NATO War Crimes in Libya By Susan Lindauer

7 June 2011 — Dissident Voice

It’s a story CNN won’t report. Late at night there’s a pounding on the door in Misurata. Armed soldiers force young Libyan women out of their beds at gun-point. Hustling the women and teenagers into trucks, the soldiers rush the women to gang bang parties for NATO rebels or else rape them in front of their husbands or fathers. When NATO rebels finish their rape sport, the soldiers cut the women’s throats.

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MEDIA LENS ALERT: HEADSHOT – PROPAGANDA, STATE RELIGION AND THE ATTACK ON THE GAZA PEACE FLOTILLA – PART 1

9 June, 2010 — MEDIA LENS: Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media

The most potent propaganda relies on language loaded with hidden implications. In a recent speech, journalist Robert Fisk noted:

“When we westerners find that our enemies – al-Qaeda, for example, or the Taliban – have set off more bombs and staged more attacks than usual, we call it a spike in violence. Ah yes, a spike!

“A spike in violence, ladies and gentlemen is a word first used, according to my files, by a brigadier general in the Baghdad Green Zone in 2004. Yet now we use that phrase, we extemporise on it, we relay it on the air as our phrase.”
(english.aljazeera.net/focus/2010/05/201052574726865274.html)

It seems reasonable to assert that violence has spiked in, say, Afghanistan because violence +has+ increased. But having accepted this reasonable, open implication, we will likely also accept the hidden prediction – that the rise in violence will be followed by a rapid decline. This is important because if we believed the violence might be long-lasting, perhaps worsening, then we might become concerned, outraged – we might even feel prompted to take action. A spike suggests that, by the time we get round to doing something, the problem may already have gone away.

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Haiti children 'taken from unaffected areas'

4 February, 2010

As the US missionaries in Haiti are charged with kidnapping, Channel 4 News meets parents from an unaffected village there who say missionaries offered to take their children.

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Channel 4 News has visited Calebasse, a village around 90 minutes away from Port-au-Prince by car.

HLLN Haiti News: Haiti Orphan Appeal: “I’m not an orphan” says 8-year old kidnapped victim

2 February, 2010 — margueritelaurent.com

Recommended HLLN Link: The Collar of Impunity: Sexual abuse of Haiti children by Priests, Charity Workers by Ezili Dantò bit.ly/879eXs

Day One in Haiti : Douglas Perlitz sexually abusing Haiti children By: Paul Kendrick bit.ly/bMs5hJ

Day Two in Haiti (Pre-Earthquake) bit.ly/dqA4yf

Day Three in Haiti bit.ly/d7MFM9

– Haiti kidnapped victim’s Appeal: “One (8-year-old) girl was crying, and saying, ‘I am not an orphan. I still have my parents.’ She thought she was going on a summer camp or a boarding school or something like that.” bit.ly/dlpotl

After the admission of the 33 kidnapped children (to SOS), three persons came to the village claiming been the fathers and old brother of five children, they said the woman who took the children to DR said she organised summer camps for the children, and that now, because of the Haitian situation, she offered them to take care of their children in DR but they had not intended it to be permanent.( See- Americans arrested: children brought to SOS, traumaticised state of trafficked children. bit.ly/aCfHrL)

In this post

– American charged with abusing more Haitian boys bit.ly/9joKl3

– Haiti Orphan Appeal: “I’m not an orphan” says 8-year old kidnapped victim bit.ly/dlpotl

See also: Claims of a million earthquake orphans are clearly false and those making them are being irresponsible – bit.ly/bqXOyi

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Iraqi Doctors in Hiding Treat as They Can By Dahr Jamail

21 February, 2009 | Inter Press Service

BAGHDAD — Seventy percent of Iraq’s doctors are reported to have fled the war-torn country in the face of death threats and kidnappings. Those who remain live in fear, often in conditions close to house arrest.

“I was threatened I would be killed because I was working for the Iraqi government at the Medical City,” Dr. Thana Hekmaytar told IPS. Baghdad Medical City is the largest medical complex in the country.

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GazaFriends Update on the three internationals abducted by Israel

Darlene Wallach is in a new prison in Ramle, a men’s prison, but she’s in a section reserved for illegal immigrants.

She wanted to pass on this information, “We were fishing about 7 miles off the shores of Gaza. The Israeli soldiers came on board the three boats via four Zodiacs. The frogmen came up and over each boat. They used a taser on Vik while he was still on the boat, then tried to push him backwards onto a sharp piece of wood. He jumped into the sea to avoid being hurt more than he already was and was in the water for quite a while.

Then they came for me and forced me into the Zodiac at the point of a gun. They said, “You are in Israeli territory.” even though is was obvious that all three boats were in Palestinian territory. They kidnapped me and Andrew and Vik and all of the Palestinian fishermen.”

Today two women from immigration were there to see Darlene. They were very rude. Until just a few minutes ago, Darlene was refused a change of clothes and a mobile, but, thanks to Lubna and a nice woman at the prison, she now has both.

The authorities are saying they will refuse to send Darlene to London and want to send her back to the United States.. The judge said she would make a decision today so Darlene is waiting to hear the ruling . She still does not have a passport.

She sounded fine, relieved to finally be able to talk to someone outside Israel. If you know ANY media who would like to interview her, please let me know and I will pass on Darlene’s phone number to them. This story is vitally important to get out to the public.

Greta Berlin
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Free Gaza Movement
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GazaFriends URGENT: Kidnapped by the Israeli Navy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Caoimhe Butterly + 972 598 273 960
Donna Wallach  + 972 598 836 420
Ramzi Kysia, U.K. +44 75 191 33 097

Fourteen Palestinian fishermen along with three internationals have been kidnapped out of Palestinian waters by the Israeli Navy. They were fishing seven miles off the coast of Deir Al Balla, clearly in Gaza fishing waters.

The three internationals are Andrew Muncie from Scotland, Darlene Wallach from the United States and Victor Arrigoni from Italy. The U.K., U.S. and Italian embassies in Tel Aviv have been contacted and know about the abductions.

Please call the Israeli Ministry of Justice at +972 26 46 66 66 and register your outrage over these illegal actions by the Israeli Military


Greta Berlin
Media Team
www.freegaza.org
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