31 December, 2006

Eid Mobarak


Eid Mobarak
Originally uploaded by radiant guy.
I wish you all the best guys for you and your families ;)
3edkom Embarak

Eid Al Adha is celebrated on the 10th day of the month of Thol Hijja (ذو الحجة) of the lunar Islamic calendar, after Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. This happens to be approximately 70 days after the end of the month of Ramadan.

Eid Al-Adha is four days long starting the day after the pilgrims in hajj (annual pilgrimage to Mecca by Muslims world wide) descend from mount Arafat.

During the pilgrims in Mecca, Muslims wears white sheet as a simple of purity...He/She shouldn't kill a thing including insects.


You can read more about it in en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eid_al-Adha

Photo was taken in Abduallah Al Salim, Kuwait. The orange effect in the sky is real NO PHOTO MANIPULATION AT ALL. That is the l lights reflection on the Fog's molecules...Amazing isn't it?

26 December, 2006

Mr. Santa


Mr. Santa
Originally uploaded by radiant guy.
I just thought to share my new look, I had a hair cut which you can't see because of that hat :Pp~ I dyed my goatee and that you can see LOL
I am going to rejoin a gym on Saturday I promise :+
I have to eliminate the bad things in the new year such as my skinny upper body :(
Plus my dirty room which I am going to start cleaning NOW, well not now just after dinner time...And I am talking about Dinner time of 25th of December this year which is 2006 LOL

OK, I just ate my dinner and I am sleepy, cleaning could wait until tomorrow LOL

I don't know why usually people start judging their self in the end of the year only, If they kept judging thier actions all year the world would be a greater place.

I received this SMS yesterday...
The four stages of life:
1) You believe in Santa Claus
2) You don't believe in Santa Claus
3) You are Santa Claus
4) You look like Santa Claus
LOL

P.S. I hate to write stuff on my photos, do you think i should re-upload it?

I have to sleep now, it's really late and I don't want to skip work again LOL

13 December, 2006

لطيفة تلملم القرآن الكريم من على الأرض!

هالموضوع صار بعد نهاية الحرب الهمجية على لبنان في يوليو\اغسطس 2006 , بغض النظر اني كنت احبها من قبل من لما كان عمري 4 سنين بس كله كوم و هذا كوم ثاني...لطيفه كبرت بعيني بعد ما عرفت عن هالموضوع.

للعلم الصورة مو من تصويري.

12 December, 2006

Oprah...An angel on Earth

Before a while I was watching Oprah, one of her guest was a little girl who've been living in the USA for awhile now; she is originally from SeraLeon, Africa.
The girl was telling her story when she was back there in her home country:
She was raped at age 6 by a gang, she was fighting them back so they chopped her left hand, her mother tried to stop them so they chopped her mother's hand too!
In some way they managed to scape (the mother and her daughter); the wounded mother was carrying her wounded girl and walking for 3 days while the flies were feeding on their open wounds on their way to to safer place.

Shortly after awhile the mother let her little girl to leave to USA because she knew that her daughter will have a better life there and they never meet since then.
Oprah and her crew were seeking for the girl's mother for four month to reunite her with her daughter...
I WOULD LIKE TO SALUTE OPRAH, HER CREW and the girl's mother; May God bless you people.
May God bless you people, I really wish if there are more people like you in the world and more loving people like the girl's mother.

Why did I blog that?
Because wars it's all about wars in Africa over natural resources.

Photography by: Matthew Rolston
Photo editing: radiant guy
Photo source: Oprah.com

15 November, 2006

VIVA IRAQ FREEDOM!

US soldier admits Iraq girl rape

Room where alleged rape and killing took place

A US Army soldier has pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and helping murder her and her family.

James Barker agreed to the plea deal at the start of his court-martial in the US to avoid the death penalty, his civilian lawyer said.

A criminal investigation began in June into the killing of the family of four in their home in Mahmudiya, south of Baghdad, in March 2006.

Specialist Barker is one of four US soldiers charged with murder.

They are alleged to have helped a former private - who has since been discharged from the army - to plan, carry out and cover up the attack.

Two of the soldiers could face the death penalty if found guilty.

All four soldiers belong to the 2nd Brigade of the elite 101st Airborne Division.

Separate trial

Specialist Barker had agreed to co-operate with prosecutors and will testify against the others, his civilian lawyer, David Sheldon, said.

US Marine in Mahmudiya
US troops have been accused of several abuses in Iraq
The others charged with rape and murder were Pte Jesse Spielman, Sgt Paul Cortez, and Pte Bryan Howard.

In addition, former soldier Steven Green has been charged in a civilian court and is awaiting trial in a Kentucky jail.

He was discharged from the army for a personality disorder earlier this year, and in July pleaded not guilty to charged of murder and sexual assault.

Later on Wednesday, a military court in California is due to hand down a sentence to a private who admitted to involvement in the death of an Iraqi civilian near the town of Hamdaniya last April.

Source: BBC website

10 November, 2006

According to Islam, burring dead people is a way to respect them but I think that rule doesn't work in War situation.
People should know what's going on around them no matter how hard and disturbing it is.

I understand that porn is allowed in the media while knowing the truth is not, I wonder if showing a peni* up to a puss*/as* is more important than showing justice and the truth to the world...
Isn't that against "so called" DemocrASSy?
I thought democrASSy is having the right to express your self, to be heard and seen by others while the truth is being buried because of some silly rules created by HUMANS.

Last week IDF "Israel destruction forces" killed 18 people most of them were relatives.

Fourteen years old "Asma's Al Athamnah" is a girl who was sleeping when she wake up by the strikes on the 7 houses so she tried to escape with her mother and sister and that's when they were haunted in the street by the IDF...She lost her mother, her sister, uncles and cousins.

05 November, 2006

Racism

Personally I do NOT care about words such as Semitic, non Semitic, black, white, Asian or whatever NON MUSLIMS RACISTS are inventing. Qur'anic Islam never differ between people according to their origin, color, ethnics…Etc

The basics of being a Muslim to believe in every ABRAHAMIC prophets and that would include many prophets mentioned in ToTorah Bible and the Qur'an. So the conflict in the Middle East is NOT about the religion (at least according to the Islamic prospects) but it is according to Christians check the following link gotquestions.org/Jews-Arabs.html (That doesn't mean I hate Christians but I am just showing their point of view let's take Mr. Bush for instance). It's not because of the prophets, it's all about abusing religions and misunderstanding them, the conflict in the Middle East never excited before the year 1948, before that Jews, Christians and Muslims were living side by side in peace, it's all about politics and those silly borders created by UK.
It's just makes me furious when I SEE LITTLE INNOCENT KIDS, WOMEN or MEN KILLED or their LAND WAS INVATED or they were kicked out of their homeland BY "FOREINNERS" despite the fact wewhetherhey were Muslims or not; I KNOW YOU FEEL THE EXACT WAY if someone did the same for wherever you live.

I see
Zionisms fanatics of JudaismNazis and Mr. Bush as the fanatics of ChristianityAl Qa'eda as fanatics of Islam.

31 October, 2006

Baghdad :: House of Wisdom

It's makes me sad when I see how Baghdad ended up when I watched those two videos.



24 October, 2006


Happy Eid
Originally uploaded by radiant guy.
`Eid al-Fitr is the day of celebration that marks the end of Ramadhan . Muslims visit family members, enjoy special meals together and wear new clothes. Children receive gifts of money from their relatives. Amusement rides for children are set up in the streets, and people watch fireworks at night.

The celebration lasts for three days (sometimes four), but if it falls in the middle of the week, shops and schools may stay closed for the entire week.

18 October, 2006


Does Bush Think War with Iran Is Preordained?
By Chris Hedges, Truthdig. Posted October 10, 2006.
(Photo source the original article)

The Christian right sees an apocalyptic nuclear war with Iran as a vision set forth in the Bible. Bush himself may be a believer, too.

The aircraft carrier Eisenhower, accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio, guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage, guided-missile destroyer USS Mason and the fast-attack submarine USS Newport News, is, as I write, making its way to the Straits of Hormuz off Iran. The ships will be in place to strike Iran by the end of the month. It may be a bluff. It may be a feint. It may be a simple show of American power. But I doubt it.

War with Iran -- a war that would unleash an apocalyptic scenario in the Middle East -- is probable by the end of the Bush administration. It could begin in as little as three weeks. This administration, claiming to be anointed by a Christian God to reshape the world, and especially the Middle East, defined three states at the start of its reign as "the Axis of Evil." They were Iraq, now occupied; North Korea, which, because it has nuclear weapons, is untouchable; and Iran. Those who do not take this apocalyptic rhetoric seriously have ignored the twisted pathology of men like Elliott Abrams, who helped orchestrate the disastrous and illegal contra war in Nicaragua, and who now handles the Middle East for the National Security Council. He knew nothing about Central America. He knows nothing about the Middle East. He sees the world through the childish, binary lens of good and evil, us and them, the forces of darkness and the forces of light. And it is this strange, twilight mentality that now grips most of the civilian planners who are barreling us towards a crisis of epic proportions.

These men advocate a doctrine of permanent war, a doctrine which, as William R. Polk points out, is a slight corruption of Leon Trotsky's doctrine of permanent revolution. These two revolutionary doctrines serve the same function, to intimidate and destroy all those classified as foreign opponents, to create permanent instability and fear and to silence domestic critics who challenge leaders in a time of national crisis. It works. The citizens of the United States, slowly being stripped of their civil liberties, are being herded sheep-like, once again, over a cliff.

But this war will be different. It will be catastrophic. It will usher in the apocalyptic nightmares spun out in the dark, fantastic visions of the Christian right. And there are those around the president who see this vision as preordained by God; indeed, the president himself may hold such a vision.

The hypocrisy of this vaunted moral crusade is not lost on those in the Middle East. Iran actually signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. It has violated a codicil of that treaty written by European foreign ministers, but this codicil was never ratified by the Iranian parliament. I do not dispute Iran's intentions to acquire nuclear weapons nor do I minimize the danger should it acquire them in the estimated five to 10 years. But contrast Iran with Pakistan, India and Israel. These three countries refused to sign the treaty and developed nuclear weapons programs in secret. Israel now has an estimated 400 to 600 nuclear weapons. The word "Dimona," the name of the city where the nuclear facilities are located in Israel, is shorthand in the Muslim world for the deadly Israeli threat to Muslims' existence. What lessons did the Iranians learn from our Israeli, Pakistani and Indian allies?

Given that we are actively engaged in an effort to destabilize the Iranian regime by recruiting tribal groups and ethnic minorities inside Iran to rebel, given that we use apocalyptic rhetoric to describe what must be done to the Iranian regime, given that other countries in the Middle East such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia are making noises about developing a nuclear capacity, and given that, with the touch of a button Israel could obliterate Iran, what do we expect from the Iranians? On top of this, the Iranian regime grasps that the doctrine of permanent war entails making "preemptive" and unprovoked strikes.

Those in Washington who advocate this war, knowing as little about the limitations and chaos of war as they do about the Middle East, believe they can hit about 1,000 sites inside Iran to wipe out nuclear production and cripple the 850,000-man Iranian army. The disaster in southern Lebanon, where the Israeli air campaign not only failed to break Hezbollah but united most Lebanese behind the militant group, is dismissed. These ideologues, after all, do not live in a reality-based universe. The massive Israeli bombing of Lebanon failed to pacify 4 million Lebanese. What will happen when we begin to pound a country of 70 million people? As retired General Wesley K. Clark and others have pointed out, once you begin an air campaign it is only a matter of time before you have to put troops on the ground or accept defeat, as the Israelis had to do in Lebanon. And if we begin dropping bunker busters, cruise missiles and iron fragmentation bombs on Iran this is the choice that must be faced -- either sending American forces into Iran to fight a protracted and futile guerrilla war or walking away in humiliation.

"As a people we are enormously forgetful," Dr. Polk, one of the country's leading scholars on the Middle East, told an Oct. 13 gathering of the Foreign Policy Association in New York. "We should have learned from history that foreign powers can't win guerrilla wars. The British learned this from our ancestors in the American Revolution and re-learned it in Ireland. Napoleon learned it in Spain. The Germans learned it in Yugoslavia. We should have learned it in Vietnam and the Russians learned it in Afghanistan and are learning it all over again in Chechnya and we are learning it, of course, in Iraq. Guerrilla wars are almost unwinnable. As a people we are also very vain. Our way of life is the only way. We should have learned that the rich and powerful can't always succeed against the poor and less powerful."

An attack on Iran will ignite the Middle East. The loss of Iranian oil, coupled with Silkworm missile attacks by Iran on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf, could send oil soaring to well over $110 a barrel. The effect on the domestic and world economy will be devastating, very possibly triggering a huge, global depression. The 2 million Shiites in Saudi Arabia, the Shiite majority in Iraq and the Shiite communities in Bahrain, Pakistan and Turkey will turn in rage on us and our dwindling allies. We will see a combination of increased terrorist attacks, including on American soil, and the widespread sabotage of oil production in the Gulf. Iraq, as bad as it looks now, will become a death pit for American troops as Shiites and Sunnis, for the first time, unite against their foreign occupiers.

The country, however, that will pay the biggest price will be Israel. And the sad irony is that those planning this war think of themselves as allies of the Jewish state. A conflagration of this magnitude could see Israel drawn back in Lebanon and sucked into a regional war, one that would over time spell the final chapter in the Zionist experiment in the Middle East. The Israelis aptly call their nuclear program "the Samson option." The Biblical Samson ripped down the pillars of the temple and killed everyone around him, along with himself.

If you are sure you will be raptured into heaven, your clothes left behind with the nonbelievers, then this news should cheer you up. If you are rational, however, these may be some of the last few weeks or months in which to enjoy what is left of our beleaguered, dying republic and way of life.

Chris Hedges is the former Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times and the author of "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning."

08 October, 2006

30 September, 2006

IDF commander: We fired more than a million cluster bombs in Lebanon
By Meron Rappaport
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/761781.html

"What we did was insane and monstrous, we covered entire towns in cluster bombs," the head of an IDF rocket unit in Lebanon said regarding the use of cluster bombs and phosphorous shells during the war.

Quoting his battalion commander, the rocket unit head stated that the IDF fired around 1,800 cluster bombs, containing over 1.2 million cluster bomblets.

In addition, soldiers in IDF artillery units testified that the army used phosphorous shells during the war, widely forbidden by international law. According to their claims, the vast majority of said explosive ordinance was fired in the final 10 days of the war.

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The rocket unit commander stated that Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) platforms were heavily used in spite of the fact that they were known to be highly inaccurate.

MLRS is a track or tire carried mobile rocket launching platform, capable of firing a very high volume of mostly unguided munitions. The basic rocket fired by the platform is unguided and imprecise, with a range of about 32 kilometers. The rockets are designed to burst into sub-munitions at a planned altitude in order to blanket enemy army and personnel on the ground with smaller explosive rounds.

The use of such weaponry is controversial mainly due to its inaccuracy and ability to wreak great havoc against indeterminate targets over large areas of territory, with a margin of error of as much as 1,200 meters from the intended target to the area hit.

The cluster rounds which don't detonate on impact, believed by the United Nations to be around 40% of those fired by the IDF in Lebanon, remain on the ground as unexploded munitions, effectively littering the landscape with thousands of land mines which will continue to claim victims long after the war has ended.

Because of their high level of failure to detonate, it is believed that there are around 500,000 unexploded munitions on the ground in Lebanon. To date 12 Lebanese civilians have been killed by these mines since the end of the war.

According to the commander, in order to compensate for the inaccuracy of the rockets and the inability to strike individual targets precisely, units would "flood" the battlefield with munitions, accounting for the littered and explosive landscape of post-war Lebanon.

When his reserve duty came to a close, the commander in question sent a letter to Defense Minister Amir Peretz outlining the use of cluster munitions, a letter which has remained unanswered.

'Excessive injury and unnecessary suffering'

It has come to light that IDF soldiers fired phosphorous rounds in order to cause fires in Lebanon. An artillery commander has admitted to seeing trucks loaded with phosphorous rounds on their way to artillery crews in the north of Israel.

A direct hit from a phosphorous shell typically causes severe burns and a slow, painful death.

International law forbids the use of weapons that cause "excessive injury and unnecessary suffering", and many experts are of the opinion that phosphorous rounds fall directly in that category.

The International Red Cross has determined that international law forbids the use of phosphorous and other types of flammable rounds against personnel, both civilian and military.

IDF: No violation of international law
In response, the IDF Spokesman's Office stated that "International law does not include a sweeping prohibition of the use of cluster bombs. The convention on conventional weaponry does not declare a prohibition on [phosphorous weapons], rather, on principles regulating the use of such weapons.

"For understandable operational reasons, the IDF does not respond to [accounts of] details of weaponry in its possession.

"The IDF makes use only of methods and weaponry which are permissible under international law. Artillery fire in general, including MLRS fire, were used in response solely to firing on the state of Israel."

The Defense Minister's office said it had not received messages regarding cluster bomb fire.

The Dream Philosophy of Paranoids

Kill Arabs, Cry Anti-Semitism


By NORMAN FINKELSTEIN
http://www.counterpunch.org/finkelstein09122006.html

A central thesis of my book Beyond Chutzpah is that whenever Israel faces a public relations debacle its apologists sound the alarm that a "new anti-Semitism" is upon us. So, predictably, just after Israel faced another image problem due to its murderous destruction of Lebanon, a British all-party parliamentary group led by notorious Israel-firster Denis MacShane MP (Labor) released yet another report alleging a resurgence of anti-Semitism (Report of the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry Into Antisemitism, September 2006). To judge by the witnesses (David Cesarani, Lord Janner, Oona King, Emanuele Ottolenghi, Melanie Phillips) and sources (MEMRI, Holocaust Education Trust) cited in the body of the report, much time and money could have been saved had it just been contracted out to the Israel Foreign Ministry. (The report's statement that "we received no evidence of the accusation of anti-Semitism being misused by mainstream British Jewish community organizations and leaders" perhaps speaks more to the selection of the witnesses than the reality.)

The single novelty of the report, which mostly rehashes fatuous allegations already disposed of in Beyond Chutzpah, is the new thresholds in idiocy it breaks. Consider the methodology deployed for demonstrating a new anti-Semitism. The report defines an anti-Semitic incident as any occasion "perceived" to be anti-Semitic by the "Jewish community." This is the school of thought according to which it's raining even in the absence of any precipitation because I feel it's raining. It is the dream philosophy of paranoids, especially rational paranoids, for whom alleged victimhood is politically serviceable. The report includes under the rubric of anti-Semitic incidents not just violent acts and incendiary speech but "conversations, discussions, or pronouncements made in public or private, which cross the line of acceptability," as well as "the mood and tone when Jews are discussed." The wonder is that it didn't also tabulate repressed anti-Semitic libidinal fantasies. In the category of inherently anti-Semitic pronouncements the report includes "drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis" (only comparisons of contemporary Arab policy to that of the Nazis are permissible) and "theories about Jewish or Zionist influence on American foreign policy" (even if Jewish and Zionist organizations boast about this influence).

Much of the evidence of pervasive British anti-Semitism requires real strains in credulity. * The lone item listed under the ominous subheading "The Blood Libel" is a Syrian television series "that would be possible for viewers in the UK to seeif they had suitable satellite receiving equipment." It also notes the unreferenced "case of a Jewish university lecturer who was subjected to an anti-Semitic tirade from a student in the middle of a lecture and subsequently asked to explain to the university authorities why he ha upset the student." Is it anti-Semitic to wonder whether this is a crock? And then the report cites the warning of the London Assembly Conservative Group that "there is a risk that in some political quarters 'views on international events can, almost subconsciously, lead to subtly different attitudes to, and levels of engagement with, different minority groups.'" The new anti-Semitism business must be going seriously awry when British conservatives start sounding like Lacan. Finally, it is anti-Semitic for student unions to advocate a boycott of Israeli goods because this "would restrict the availability of kosher food on campus." Maybe Israel can organize a "Berlin airlift" of gefilte fish.

Although claiming that, in the struggle against anti-Semitism, "none of those who gave evidence wished to see the right free speech eroded," and "only in extreme circumstances would we advocate legal intervention," the report recommends that university authorities "take an active interest in combating acts, speeches, literature and events that cause anxiety or alarm among their Jewish students," and it registers disquiet that "classic and modern anti-Semitic works are freely available for ordering on the Amazon.com website," and that "the United States in particular has been slow to take action" in closing down "anti-Semitic internet sites." It is at moments like this that even the least patriotic of souls can take pride in being an American.


* The police data on an increase in anti-Semitic incidents in itself proves little because, as the report concedes, the spike might be due to more incidents being reported and a coarsening of British life generally, as well as the "spillover" from the Israel-Palestine conflict. In addition, there is little evidence of "organized," "politically motivated" anti-Semitic attacks; there is no evidence that perpetrators of anti-Semitic attacks were disproportionately Muslim; and most of the suspects in the incidents were adolescents. For 2005 the report cites a couple incidents that were "potentially" life-threatening. It cites no comparative data for other minorities in Britain, although tacitly acknowledging that "the level of prejudice and discrimination by Jews in Britain remains lower," a considerable understatement . On a related note, it deplores that "less than one in ten [anti-Semitic] incidents reported to the police resulted in a suspect becoming an accused" , but cites no comparative data indicating whether this ratio is aberrant.

Norman Finkelstein's most recent book is Beyond Chutzpah: On the misuse of anti-Semitism and the abuse of history (University of California Press). His web site is www.NormanFinkelstein.com.

27 September, 2006

By Ghali Hassan*

For its entire existence, Israel has been portrayed as a “civilised” society with Western “liberal democratic principles”, defended by an “heroic” army. Western media coverage has been bluntly biased in favour of Israel regardless of the enormity of Israel’s war crimes and Israel’s violations of international law and civilised norms. This Israel, however, is a fabrication, rather than a reality. It is built on a fiction.

Decades-long vilification and dehumanisation of Arabs and Muslims by Western governments, the inherently racist media and the Zionist entertainment industry of Hollywood have conditioned successive generations of Westerners (and non-Westerners) to blind anti-Arab/anti-Muslim racist stereotypes. From the U.S. to Europe and to Australia, the increasing persecution and alienation of Muslims and Arabs has been legitimised through governments’ introducing new laws and legislation singling out Arabs and Muslims. In addition, Western governments are using the event of 9/11 and the “threat” of terrorism to instill fear, encourage Islamophobia and secure public consent to perpetuate war against Muslim and Arab nations.

In the U.S., the Zionists’ influence – led by the pro-Israel Jewish lobby and the Christian Zionists – on the U.S. media, educational system, political institutions, and national psyche is total. For example, the Palestinians “are almost completely dehumanised”, wrote the late Edward Said. However, all Muslims, regardless of nationality bear the brunt of today’s racism. According to a Washington Post poll taken in March 2006, a majority of American citizens believe that “Muslims are disproportionately prone to violence”. And so, the killing of Muslims, and the destruction of their countries becomes more acceptable to a Western public and neutralises anti-war sentiments [1]. In other words, racism mobilises the public behind war. I recount this racism because once again we face the rising threat of a new and more powerful clone of Fascism.

By contrast, the “Israelis” – Jews who live in Israel – are portrayed as “civilised” and “peace-loving” people. Israeli soldiers, who deliberately train to kill Palestinian school children and women, and use Palestinians as human shields, are portrayed as “heroes”. Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity are not only covered-up in Western media but also justified as “self-defence” operations. The so-called “Jewish State” where 25 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line with the highest child poverty rate in capitalist countries, is called the “shining light on the hill”. The high levels of corruption among Israeli politicians and military elites, and the massive military aid provided by Western governments are taboos in Western media.

Based on its current ideology of a “Jewish-only State” and its brutal treatment of Palestinians, Israel is an Apartheid state [3, 4]. Although anti-Palestinian and anti-Arab racism is endemic to the militarised “Israeli society”, Israeli laws also discriminate against any non-Jews. Even Jews are classified according to their ethnicity, and Americans – Israel’s unquestionable supporters – are considered “unworthy Gentiles”. In fact, Israel is the only state where racial contempt and the ethnic cleansing of all Palestinians is an official ideology [5], and has been Israel’s formidable tool of occupation and expansion. Israel is doing everything to normalise and legitimise this Fascist ideology.

Like Germany under Adolf Hitler, Israel is meticulously pursuing genocide in Palestine. Israel treats Palestinians in particular, and Arabs in general, as Untermenschen [subhumans]. Israeli leaders consider all Palestinians (men, women and children) as legitimate targets, and justify the daily murder of defenceless Palestinians as “militants” and “terrorists”. As during Fascism, Western media – with relentless efforts – have normalised and legitimised Israel’s terror and brutality in the Western conscience. The illegal Israeli occupation of Arab lands, the daily murder of innocent Palestinian civilians by Israeli occupation forces, the destruction of vital civilian infrastructures, and the illegal kidnappings, imprisonment and torture of Arabs are not considered grounds for legitimate resistance. There are at least 10,000 Arab prisoners (mostly Palestinians and Lebanese) in Israeli prisons; including hundreds of women and children. Israel – backed by the U.S. and Western governments – has a total monopoly on violence in the region.

While Israel is portrayed as a “democracy”, Israel denies basic human rights to more than 1.2 million “Israeli Arabs” (20% of Israel’s population) – Palestinians who remained within Israel’s created borders in 1948. As a “Jewish-only State”, Israel abnegates the right of the Palestinian minority to national equality based on the formula of “democratic” principles. In addition, Israel is systematically dividing its Palestinian minority into separate ethnic entities in order to assimilate them into “Israel society” and removes Palestinian national identity. Israeli leaders and a large majority of “Israelis” are in favour of ethnic cleansing (‘transfer’) all Palestinians. The criminal and illegal policy is continuing in different parts of Palestine, including Jerusalem where, until recently, Palestinians made up the majority of the population [2].

Furthermore, following HAMAS’s victory in the January Palestinian legislative elections, Israel, backed by the U.S. and the EU, imposed collective punishments on the entire Palestinian population (in Gaza and the West Bank) in order to coerce the population and undermine the democratically-elected HAMAS government, on the fabricated pretext that the resistance and political movement must renounce violence and recognise Israel. But when has Israel recognised the Palestinians and renounced violence?

As I write theses lines, Gaza, the largest Concentration Camp in history, continues to be under siege and constant bombardment by the Israeli army. At least 250 Palestinian civilians, 65 of them children and at least 30 of them women, were killed by the Israeli army since June 25, 2006. The 1.4 million Palestinian prisoners in the Camp are on the verge of mass starvation. The siege is part of Western governments’ collective punishment of the Palestinians for practicing their democratic rights.

In addition, Israel has been assassinating and kidnapping the democratically-elected leadership of HAMAS. The aim of these illegal and criminal policies is to bring-down the HAMAS government and to destroy the democratic aspirations of the Palestinians. Accordingly, Palestinians have only one choice; to submit to Israel’s terror and brutal occupation or risk being terrorised and starved to death by a brutal force.

On his visit to Israel on August 30, 2006, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has for the first time urged Israel to stop the daily killing of innocent Palestinian civilians, and has called on Israel to stop the indiscriminate shelling and bombing of Gaza. “Two hundred Palestinians have been killed since the end of June … This must stop immediately”, Annan said. “The closure of Gaza must be lifted; the crossing points must be opened”, he added. It is encouraging, but it was also ineffective and deceptive. It is important to remember that Kofi Annan was in the Middle East to serve Israel-U.S. interests at the expense of the Palestinians, and Arabs in general.

Meanwhile in New York, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland told reporters; “Gaza is a ticking time-bomb … You can not seal off an area which is a little bit bigger than the city of Stockholm and have 1.4 million people, of whom 800,000 are youth and children and then have 200 artillery shells a day going in there, virtually every day, seal off the borders … for people to live or even humanitarian supplies to get in”. Egeland stopped short of condemning Israel’s terror against the Palestinians. Gaza is a concentration camp, almost completely cut off from the outside world. The only difference between Gaza and the Concentration Camps is that the Camps had electricity and water, Gaza has none.

In Lebanon, in addition to the massive and indiscriminate destruction of the economy and civilian infrastructures, a large number of civilians, mostly women and children were massacred by the Israeli army. At least 1500 Lebanese civilians, a third of them children, were massacred during the Israeli aggression, and several thousands injured. The Nazi-like criminal attacks were designed to break the will of the Lebanese people resisting Israel’s terror. The U.S.-UK governments openly supported Israel’s war crimes and purposefully delayed an immediate “ceasefire”, preferring more bloodshed and destruction.

Just as the aim of U.S.-Israel is to destroy HAMAS and the Palestinian will to resist the Israeli occupation, the aim of the U.S.-Israel war on Lebanon is the destruction of Hizbullah as a political and resistance movement against Israel’s terror and the control of Lebanon. This U.S.-Israel ideology is flawed and failed because ideological aims are not achieved by violence and terrorism. Like HAMAS, Hizbullah is a grassroots organisation and is deeply embedded in the Lebanese society.

For 34 days, Israel indiscriminately dropped tonnes of U.S.-made bombs on Lebanon. The U.S. not only backed Israel’s terror but continued shipping more bombs to Israel and allowed Israel to destroy as much of Lebanon infrastructure and economy in flagrant violations of international law and the Geneva Conventions. In several Israeli attacks on Lebanese villages on the border with Israel, the Israeli army ordered the population to leave their villages. Once the people gathered their belongings and started leaving in trucks, minibuses and cars, they were cowardly attacked by Israel’s “heroic” army on open roads. Western media were quick to cover-up the atrocities calling these war crimes “daring operations” and “surgical strikes”.

Israel used terrorism openly and deliberately without being held accountable for its actions. When asked to justify Israel’s war crimes against innocent civilians in Lebanon and Gaza, Israel’s Deputy Ambassador to the UN Daniel Carmon said: “We cannot for sure prove that all the civilians in southern Lebanon were purely innocent civilians … There is hardly any distinction between Hezbollah and the civilian population … This whole region was a region in which you could not make the distinction between one and the other”. Carmon rightly defined Israel as a terrorist sate when he said; “Terrorism deliberately, deliberately targets civilians, innocent civilians”. This has been part of Israel’s racist ideology since its inception in 1948 on Palestinian land.

Unashamedly, Western leaders and the mass media called Israel’s aggression and war crimes, “legitimate Israel self-defence”, deliberately contradicting reports by the UN, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International showing that Israeli forces were violating humanitarian laws and deliberately targeted civilians and hence committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.

To shield Israel from the responsibility of war crimes and remove Israel’s crimes from historical memory, an immediate international “donors” conference was held in Sweden on August 31, 2006. The conference was nothing more and nothing less than a shameful propaganda and had nothing to do with “aid” to Lebanon. Its aim was the removal of the suffering of Lebanese from Western conscience. The “erosion of historical memory” is very important in time of an ongoing propaganda campaign to prepare the public for another war, probably against Iran.

After allowing Israel to completely and indiscriminately destroy Lebanon, the rich West pledged $347 million (the EU promised $117 million and the U.S. $230 million) in “aid” to rebuild Lebanon. It is estimated that the destruction of Lebanon economy and infrastructure will need more than $15 billion to repair and bring to a pre-war level. The Gulf Arab states will provide the rest of the $950 million. It is suggested that the “aid” is just part of war-profiteering. The conference’s naked hypocrisy was summed-up in the statement of Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson: “Our message should be clear and firm: you are not alone … War may be the business of some, but peace will always be our common duty”, he declared. Switzerland was the only Western country to condemn Israel’s war crimes against Lebanon.

Furthermore, it is true that world public opinion has shifted in favour of resistance against Israel’s terror, however, Jews remain silent. With the exception of a very few individual Jews, the vast majority of Jews and major Jewish organisations around the world unconditionally support Israel crimes against Palestinian civilians, and Arab civilians in general. Recently, America’s main organisation of Modern Orthodox rabbis (the Rabbinical Council of America) called on the Israeli military to be less concerned with the defenceless Lebanese civilians during Israel’s indiscriminate attacks against civilians in Lebanon.

Jews around the world were quick to condemn those who criticised Israel’s deliberate destruction of Lebanon’s civilian infrastructure and economy. Any criticism of Israel is immediately linked to past crimes against Jews. The charge of so-called “anti-Semitism” is used as a tool to bully and intimidate those who dare to criticise Israel’s terror and war crimes in the Middle East. The charge proves to be a deadly tool and has been used efficiently by Israel and Zionists around the world. For example, when German Minister for Development Aid, Heidemarie Wieczoreck-Zeul called for a UN probe into Israel’s indiscriminate use of cluster bombs to attack population centres and innocent Lebanese civilians, the Minister was accused of being “anti-Semitic” by the president of the Central Council of German Jews. The same charge was labelled against Ken Roth, the director of HRW for his very minor criticism of Israel’s deliberate and indiscriminate attacks on Lebanon.

In addition to this massive and well-established propaganda campaign in favour of Israel, Western governments continue arming Israel with nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. For example, successive German governments supported Israel’s terror and provided Israel with new weapons (such as nuclear submarines). The justification in creating this excessively-armed and violent monster is that Israel is under threat and that by not arming Israel, Germany will risk accusations of being “anti-Semitic” and Germans’ image will be damaged world-wide. Of course, these are falsehoods. Israel was never under any threat and remains free from threat today. It is Israel who has never stopped attacking its neighbours, and who has refused to live in peaceful coexistence.

Under the UN fig-leaf, European governments (the EU) were quick to provide the largest military force masquerading as a UN force to protect Israel from a devastated Lebanon. The recent shameful and unjust UN Resolution (1701) – crafted by the US, Israel and France – is just a case in point. Despite the enormity of Israel’s war crimes and crimes against humanity, Israel is overwhelmingly supported by Western governments, despite Israel’s ongoing occupation of Lebanese territory and the illegal holding of Lebanese and Palestinian prisoners.

The indiscriminate destruction of Lebanon by Israel serves Europe’s strategic interests and provides an “opportunity” for Europe to exert its old imperialist role in the Middle East. For decades, Lebanese and Palestinian civilians remained unprotected and subjected to daily Israel’s terror. As in 1982, the UN force is on Lebanon soil to protect Israel and watch Israel commit more war crimes against the civilian population. The Israeli siege (blockade) of Lebanon has been passed to the EU forces and Europeans may die protecting Israel-U.S. interests.

Just as Resolution 1701 was announced, Israeli forces – using the occasion to avenge their defeat in a cowardly fashion – raced into Lebanon and occupied more Lebanese territory. Israeli warplanes indiscriminately dropped thousands of cluster bombs on population centres. According to the UN, there are “359 separate cluster bomb strike locations that are contaminated with as many 100,000 unexploded bomblets”. Jan Egeland, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator said: “Every day, people are maimed, wounded and are killed by these weapons – It shouldn’t have happened … What's shocking and ... completely immoral, is that 90 per cent of the cluster bomb strikes occurred in the last 72 hours of the conflict, when we knew there would be a resolution”, Egeland said. The reality is that Israeli was given time to commit more crimes just after Resolution 1701 was announced. Egeland also failed to condemn the ongoing flagrant Israeli violations of the so-called “ceasefire”.

Furthermore, the “Israelis” have been killing and ‘ethnic-cleansing’ Palestinians for six decades, often with UN complicity. Tens of thousands of innocent Palestinians, mostly women and children have been needlessly murdered by the “Jewish Sate” with full knowledge of the UN, and the U.S. Since 1948, the UN has shown itself to be a tool for promoting U.S.-Zionist and Western interests at the expense of the Palestinian people and against the vast majority of world public opinion.

In all its wars against Arabs, almost all Israeli attacks were premeditated acts of aggression deliberately and indiscriminately targeting civilians. The so-called Israeli “heroic” army is a myth fabricated by Israel and the West to promote fabricated images. For six decades, Israeli soldiers are trained to kill school children, women and unarmed demonstrators, and to assassinate unarmed Palestinian men. The modern and expensive U.S.-supplied F-16s, Apache and Cobra helicopters, and the Israeli Merkava tanks have terrorised defenceless a population by bombing schools, houses, hospitals and refugee camps. It’s a different story when Israeli soldiers confront an enemy (like Hizbullah fighters) trained and prepared to fight back. Israel has rarely fought a real war and won.

The “six-day” war was a myth designed to enforce a fabricated image of Israeli military superiority over the Arabs. It is “the myth of invincibility”. In 1967 there was no “six-day” war when the Israeli army – backed by Western forces – allegedly “defeated” a “threat” by the “Arab armies”. It was a premeditated and pre-emptive act of aggression against Jordan, Syria and Egypt who were armed with primitive second-hand Russian bric-a-brac. The heavy air and land attacks were orchestrated by Western governments and Israel, which saw Arab forces, retreated. A halt to Israel’s aggression was enforced by Western powers and allowed Israel to expand by illegally occupying Arab lands in Egypt, Syria and the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza.

Whereas the pretext of WMD was a fabricated lie to justify the Anglo-American aggression against Iraq, needlessly destroying the country and killing hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians, we saw another fabricated “threat” used to annex Arab land. In 1982, Menachem Begin admitted that Israel was not threatened by the Egyptians, and that the “threat” was a fabricated lie to justify attacks on the Arabs.

Although Israel withdrew from Egyptian territory after signing a peace treaty with Egypt, Israel still illegally occupies the Golan Heights in Syria and the Palestinian Territories, including Jerusalem. UN Resolution 242 called on Israel to unconditionally withdraw from all occupied Arab land. In addition to its non-compliance of Resolution 242, Israel is in violation of countless UN Resolutions.

In recent times, the heavily-armed Israeli army was unable to break the lightly-armed Palestinian Resistance and occupy the Jenin Refugee Camp or the Gaza in six days. The recent Israeli aggression against Lebanon is another example. Despite the enormity of the war crimes committed against Lebanon, the Israeli army was defeated on the border by the heroic Resistance of Hizbullah fighters.

Furthermore, very few people know today that in 1973 Israel was defeated and the war against Egypt marked a turning point in the course of history of the Middle East. On October 6, 1973, Egyptian forces were able to cross the Suez Canal – the largest water barrier ever crossed in the history of warfare – and overcome Israel’s enormous fortified sand barriers, and broke through Israel’s Bar Lev line. Israeli General Ishi Javitch admitted on September 16, 1974 that; “The Arab armies have achieved a major portion of their objectives. They proved that they are able to overcome fear and to fight a war with unparallel valour. They proved that they are able to cross the Suez Canal barrier. They took the Canal by force”. The reality of the 1973 war is clearly displayed at the Cairo’s Museum in Egypt.

Finally, since 1948, Israel is perpetuating a myth that has led the world to believe that everything “Israelis” do is heroic, peaceful and democratic and must be supported. And so a decades-long massive propaganda campaign and billions of dollars – U.S. and European taxpayers – in aid have gone to support this fabricated Israel at the expense of the native defenceless Palestinian people. If the present Israeli genocidal policies continue to be tolerated, it would expand and initiate a Palestinian holocaust.

It is therefore incumbent upon all civilised peoples in the world not only to expose Israel as a violent and racist “Jewish-only sate” in gross violation of international law and civilised norms, but also to oppose with all their might Israel’s militarism and occupation of Arab lands.

Most importantly, however, Israel must be held accountable for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity. Peace does not come with perpetual violence. Israel must renounce violence and withdraw from occupied Arab lands, allows the re-emergence of independent Palestine for all Palestinians to return to.



* Ghali Hassan live in Perth, Western Australia.

Footnotes:

[1] Rami El-Amine, Anti-Arab Racism, Islam and the Left, Mrzine, September, 2006.
[2] Elodie Guego, 'Quiet transfer' in East Jerusalem nears completion, Forced Migration Review, 06 September 2006.
[3] Uri Davies, Israel: An Apartheid State. Zed Books: London (1987).
[4] Chris McGreal, Worlds Apart, The Guardian, 06 February, 2006.
[5] Gideon Levi (2006). One Racist Nation, Ha’aretz, 27 March, 2006.

22 September, 2006

Ramadhan (Ramadan) is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. It's when Muslims all over the world spend 30 days fasting and bettering themselves in principles of faith.

Muslims are also expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam by refraining from sexual intercourse (during fasting), violence, anger, envy, greed, lust, angry and sarcastic retorts, and gossip. People are meant to try to get along with each other better than they normally might. All obscene and irreligious sights and sounds are to be avoided. Purity of both thought and action is important. The fast is an exacting act of deep personal worship in which Muslims seek a raised level of closeness to God. The act of fasting is said to redirect the heart away from worldly activities, its purpose being to cleanse the inner soul and free it from harm.

Fasting during Ramadan is not obligatory for several groups for whom it would be excessively problematic. Children before the onset of puberty are not required to fast, though some do. However, if puberty is delayed, fasting becomes obligatory for males and females after a certain age. According to the Qur'an, if fasting would be dangerous to someone's health, such as a person with an illness or medical condition (this can include the elderly), that person is excused.

The reason Muslims fast is to discipline their body and mind. The absence of food and drink and other pleasures provides a perfect opportunity to concentrate on prayer and worship. Not having the luxuries of life to hand makes it easier to reflect on life and be grateful for what we do have. Muslims use this month to start afresh and give their life a new direction.


Read more at Wikipedia
Here is an idiotic Q&A about Ramadhan LOL

Photo was taken in Kuwait city, the capital.

20 September, 2006


YES WE HAVE GRASS IN KUWAIT!
Originally uploaded by radiant guy.
I've seen two kind of msgs and comments about agriculture (grass/plants) in Kuwait and the other GCC countries (That's will include Kuwait, KSA, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE and Oman).

Some people just became surprised when they see some photos taken in Kuwait or any other GCC country and goes :O
How come you have plants over there?!!!!

WAKE UP people!
First of all, we are living on Earth, we have the exact atmosphere!
It's the 21st century!
shake that 6th century stereo type of the Arab desert, we don't live in a tent just in the middle of a starry desert with goats around us, a camel on the left, a mercedes benz on the right and an oil field in the back of the tent!
I also seen some comments comparing the agriculture in the Arab desert with the agriculture in the occupied territory of Palestine...
First of all, Palestine have a cool weather and natural source of consumable water by humans, animals and plants plus fertilized soil; while the GCC countries are using complex sea water processing to have consumable drinking water, the desert's alkaline soil needed to be fertilized so the plants could survive plus it's extremely hot over here; around 50 Celsius (around 120 Fahrenheit) in shades!
That's why they need to be watered and sprayed by water all the time or the Sun will letterly burn them.

Despite these facts about the Arab deserts, plants and grass can be found everywhere!
I could upload some photos but probably some ignorants will say, they are all photoshopped, I guess you should come over and see your self!

It's not a miracle to grow plants and grass in Palestine, but for SURE IT'S in the Arab desert!

14 September, 2006


Memorial for 9/11 victims
Originally uploaded by radiant guy.
May their souls rest in peace

11 September, 2006

07 September, 2006

Everybody should watch this video from FOX NEWS

28 August, 2006

EARTH'S FATHER [PG 13]
I don't really like to upload this kind of photos but I was trying to visualize an image in my mind of today's world!

I am very optimistic person, I don't live in darkness; yet I don't like to skip the cruel reality!

Here is a list of the world's countries participating in conflicts with others (NOW)...

Algeria Angola Congo Eritrea Liberia Rawnda Sierra Leone Somalia Sudan Zimbabwe Afghanistan Indonesia Russia Kashmir India Pakistan Korea China Japan Bangladesh Myanmar Philippines Sri Lanka Uzbekistan Spain Bosnia Cyprus Kosovo Serbia Ireland Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan Chechnya Iran Iraq Israel Palestine Lebanon Nagorno Syria Yemen Turkey Venezuela Ethiopia UAE USA UK

During the world war 2, many countries didn't take a side, that's will include almost everyone listed above plus many unlisted others..
Those countries refused to participate in the war, they were referred to 3rd world countries..
Later the phrase "3rd world countries" was assigned to "underdeveloped countries"!
I just can't get it, how come when someone refused a war would be uncivilised?
I thought 3rd world countries should be today's civilised world while the (so called) 1st and 2nd world should be the underdeveloped ones.

The world already in a great mess but some people (so called civilised) are trying to make that mess greater..

Few days ago I was watching the news when they said that the planet Pluto was excluded from the solar system!
I know it's silly but I kinda felt sad just like losing a family member..
I've been told for 24 years that there are 9 (known) planets in the solar system, it's kinda weird to cut one off now.
Anyway that's not the point, but I mentioned that storey about Pluto because I rather to live a lone over there in the extremely cold weather than living on this sucky "warful" planet so called Earth!

Yeah I know I just invented the word "warful"!

Everybody should watch the movie "V for Vendetta"!

I guess no one got my point?
I'll just go to bed...Good nigth HUMANS!

09 August, 2006


Lebanon
Originally uploaded by AnomalousNYC.
Amid mounting evidence that Israel is using banned chemical and other weapons against the civilian population of Lebanon, including cluster bombs - a definitive indiscriminate weapon specifically designed to maximize civilian deaths - as well as white phosphorus, the UN reports that indiscriminate Israeli bombing has now forced three quarters of a million people from their homes. The phrase "ethnic cleansing" is beginning to be heard around the world, even as the US rushes missiles to Israel and Secretary of State Cuntoleeza Rice insists that it is "too early" to call for a ceasefire. The American press confirms that Israel's invasion and obliteration of all of Lebanon was a long-planned operation formulated in mid-2005, and which was simply awaiting a pretext for deployment. Meanwhile, Israel declares -in flat violation of international law prohibiting collective punishment - that for every rocket which enters Israel, it will randomly destroy 10 multi-story apartment complex buildings in South Beirut. The Red Cross reports numerous incidents of appaerntly deliberate Israeli targeting of relief personnel and Red Cross ambulances. In a move chillingly similar to the deliberate bombing of a UN peacekeeping compound in Qana Lebanon, a decade ago, yesterday, Israel deliberately targeted a United Nations outpost, murdering four UN peacekeepers.

This week a group of prominent world intellectuals, including Noam Chomsky, Eduardo Galeano, Harold Pinter, Howard Zinn, Arundhati Roy, Tariq Ali, et al, issued the following statement, reminding the world that the Israeli aggression against Lebanon is, as it always has been, not about security, but about the century-old Zionist determination to permanently erase Palestine as a political concept and Palestinians as a people.

July 19, 2006

The latest chapter of the conflict between Israel and Palestine began when Israeli forces abducted two civilians, a doctor and his brother, from Gaza. An incident scarcely reported anywhere, except in the Turkish press. The following day the Palestinians took an Israeli soldier prisoner - and proposed a negotiated exchange against prisoners taken by the Israelis - there are approximately 10,000 in Israeli jails.

That this "kidnapping" was considered an outrage, whereas the illegal military occupation of the West Bank and the systematic appropriation of its natural resources - most particularly that of water - by the Israeli Defence (!) Forces is considered a regrettable but realistic fact of life, is typical of the double standards repeatedly employed by the West in face of what has befallen the Palestinians, on the land alloted to them by international agreements, during the last seventy years.

Today outrage follows outrage; makeshift missiles cross sophisticated ones. The latter usually find their target situated where the disinherited and crowded poor live, waiting for what was once called Justice. Both categories of missile rip bodies apart horribly - who but field commanders can forget this for a moment?

Each provocation and counter-provocation is contested and preached over. But the subsequent arguments, accusations and vows, all serve as a distraction in order to divert world attention from a long-term military, economic and geographic practice whose political aim is nothing less than the liquidation of the Palestinian nation.

This has to be said loud and clear, for the practice, only half declared and often covert, is advancing fast these days, and, in our opinion, it must be unceasingly and eternally recognised for what it is and resisted.

signed:

Tariq Ali
John Berger
Noam Chomsky
Eduardo Galeano
Naomi Klein
Harold Pinter
Arundhati Roy
Jose Saramago
Giuliana Sgrena
Howard Zinn


www.youtube.com/watch?eurl=&v=fBWRJ4JCacE

ORIGINAL PHOTO: Tyler Hicks
IMAGE ALTERATION: /anomalous


Israeli Real Estate Agent
Originally uploaded by AnomalousNYC.
Hizbullah's attacks stem from Israeli incursions into Lebanon
By Anders Strindberg
Thursday, 08/03/06
Christan Science Monitor


NEW YORK – As pundits and policymakers scramble to explain events in Lebanon, their conclusions are virtually unanimous: Hizbullah created this crisis. Israel is defending itself. The underlying problem is Arab extremism.

Sadly, this is pure analytical nonsense. Hizbullah's capture of two Israeli soldiers on July 12 was a direct result of Israel's silent but unrelenting aggression against Lebanon, which in turn is part of a six-decades long Arab-Israeli conflict.

Since its withdrawal of occupation forces from southern Lebanon in May 2000, Israel has violated the United Nations-monitored "blue line" on an almost daily basis, according to UN reports. Hizbullah's military doctrine, articulated in the early 1990s, states that it will fire Katyusha rockets into Israel only in response to Israeli attacks on Lebanese civilians or Hizbullah's leadership; this indeed has been the pattern.

In the process of its violations, Israel has terrorized the general population, destroyed private property, and killed numerous civilians. This past February, for instance, 15-year-old shepherd Yusuf Rahil was killed by unprovoked Israeli cross-border fire as he tended his flock in southern Lebanon. Israel has assassinated its enemies in the streets of Lebanese cities and continues to occupy Lebanon's Shebaa Farms area, while refusing to hand over the maps of mine fields that continue to kill and cripple civilians in southern Lebanon more than six years after the war supposedly ended. What peace did Hizbullah shatter?

Hizbullah's capture of the soldiers took place in the context of this ongoing conflict, which in turn is fundamentally shaped by realities in the Palestinian territories. To the vexation of Israel and its allies, Hizbullah - easily the most popular political movement in the Middle East - unflinchingly stands with the Palestinians.

Since June 25, when Palestinian fighters captured one Israeli soldier and demanded a prisoner exchange, Israel has killed more than 140 Palestinians. Like the Lebanese situation, that flare-up was detached from its wider context and was said to be "manufactured" by the enemies of Israel; more nonsense proffered in order to distract from the apparently unthinkable reality that it is the manner in which Israel was created, and the ideological premises that have sustained it for almost 60 years, that are the core of the entire Arab-Israeli conflict.

Once the Arabs had rejected the UN's right to give away their land and to force them to pay the price for European pogroms and the Holocaust, the creation of Israel in 1948 was made possible only by ethnic cleansing and annexation. This is historical fact and has been documented by Israeli historians, such as Benny Morris. Yet Israel continues to contend that it had nothing to do with the Palestinian exodus, and consequently has no moral duty to offer redress.

For six decades the Palestinian refugees have been refused their right to return home because they are of the wrong race. "Israel must remain a Jewish state," is an almost sacral mantra across the Western political spectrum. It means, in practice, that Israel is accorded the right to be an ethnocracy at the expense of the refugees and their descendants, now close to 5 million.

Is it not understandable that Israel's ethnic preoccupation profoundly offends not only Palestinians, but many of their Arab brethren? Yet rather than demanding that Israel acknowledge its foundational wrongs as a first step toward equality and coexistence, the Western world blithely insists that each and all must recognize Israel's right to exist at the Palestinians' expense.

Western discourse seems unable to accommodate a serious, as opposed to cosmetic concern for Palestinians' rights and liberties: The Palestinians are the Indians who refuse to live on the reservation; the Negroes who refuse to sit in the back of the bus.

By what moral right does anyone tell them to be realistic and get over themselves? That it is too much of a hassle to right the wrongs committed against them? That the front of the bus must remain ethnically pure? When they refuse to recognize their occupier and embrace their racial inferiority, when desperation and frustration causes them to turn to violence, and when neighbors and allies come to their aid - some for reasons of power politics, others out of idealism - we are astonished that they are all such fanatics and extremists.

The fundamental obstacle to understanding the Arab-Israeli conflict is that we have given up on asking what is right and wrong, instead asking what is "practical" and "realistic." Yet reality is that Israel is a profoundly racist state, the existence of which is buttressed by a seemingly endless succession of punitive measures, assassinations, and wars against its victims and their allies.

A realistic understanding of the conflict, therefore, is one that recognizes that the crux is not in this or that incident or policy, but in Israel's foundational and per- sistent refusal to recognize the humanity of its Palestinian victims. Neither Hizbullah nor Hamas are driven by a desire to "wipe out Jews," as is so often claimed, but by a fundamental sense of injustice that they will not allow to be forgotten.

These groups will continue to enjoy popular legitimacy because they fulfill the need for someone - anyone - to stand up for Arab rights. Israel cannot destroy this need by bombing power grids or rocket ramps. If Israel, like its former political ally South Africa, has the capacity to come to terms with principles of democracy and human rights and accept egalitarian multiracial coexistence within a single state for Jews and Arabs, then the foundation for resentment and resistance will have been removed. If Israel cannot bring itself to do so, then it will continue to be the vortex of regional violence.

06 August, 2006


MISS UNIVERSE [JULY 2006]
Originally uploaded by radiant guy.
What does that suppose to mean?


Latifaonline.net [Lebanon]
Originally uploaded by radiant guy.
Latifa & Latifa's official site supports Lebanon and launches "I BOYCOTT" campaign in the Arab world along with many other Arab celebrities such as the writer Ahlam Mustaghmani.

Latifa decided to postponed her album which it's was going to be released in July 2006. Composed by Lebanese musicians such as Ziad Al Rahbani, Marwan Khouri and Jean-Marie Reyachi.

Latifs suppose to be on a documentary on PBS American channel, she agreed to be on the channel under one rule and it's to be able to express her self with out any censorship; since her speech in the World Music Awards 2004 was censored when she said that her happiness will remain incomplete until Palestine and Iraq are freed. The democratic media of the USA montages that part off!

In the year 2005 Lebanese singer Elissa won the award, at the time Israel's newspaper felt that the Lebanese singers are threatening their security!

02 August, 2006


BABY TERRORIST!
Originally uploaded by radiant guy.
That's will make a great poster for Israel's air force (sponsored by United States Of America).

One of the murdered children from the city of Qana, Lebanon...
Source: Al Anba'a (Kuwaiti newspaper).

31 July, 2006


ISRAEL CELEBRATES 10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY IN QANA!
Originally uploaded by radiant guy.

Qana is a small city in Lebanon...
In the year 1996 was attacked by Israel's air force killing hundreds of Lebanese civilians..
Two days ago it's was re-attacked killing more than 50 Lebanese civilians most of them are children.
Check the following blog for more photos..

http://israelscrimes.blogspot.com

28 July, 2006

A mother was staying at home when she felt something warm in her lap, blood was fluting of her head; the black smoke was all around her...She was trying to feel the way to her children...She couldn't see them because the smoke was intense...Finally she felt their palms; she picked them all the 3 of them and took them out of the house..
She was devastated screaming for help, for her own family, she found her sister and her brother in law...Lift their children and walked back to look for her own husband; she found him lying on the floor, she asked him are you alive?
He replied: yes but I lost both of my legs.
Her 4 years old daughter asked her: Why did Israel cut off my finger?

7 years old "Fatima", is paralyzed in a hospital; she can NOT hear a thing. She keep repeating I don't want to stay here...Take me to Lebanon.

8 Years old "Howaida", she lost an eye; she doesn't know that she lost her father, her sister and her little brother and her mom lost her own arm!

During the first day of the Israeli attack to Lebanon, A women went to her work in the morning..When she returned home; it's was a wreck...until now she have no idea where are her own children nor her husband.
At the time she is living in a park along with many other Lebanese civilians.

These are all true stories!

Israel is using the Lebanese children as their fire fuel...
Thanks you Israel, your gifts were received!

26 July, 2006

Yesterday while I was at work, I was checking some one's (was in my friends list and I was in his/her) photo stream.. .There I found one photo of a tied guy with the comment (A comment not the photo's description) below says That he wish to see all the Arab terrorists to be tied this way.

I replied with the comment "There is a different between terrorism and defending your own country + I will look better than that guy if I was tied LOL".
(F.Y.I. I consider 9/11 attacked pure terrorism)
In the evening I was uploading a photo, then I checked my flickr mail and there was a msg from the owner of that photos stream, I read his msg but i couldn't reply because I was blocked plus I was banned from his/her groups; since because I am a silly,dumb, terrorist Muslim & Arab with no rights of speech,no brain and dignity, who should be killed curley.

Anyway that person asked me to go and fight side by side with Hezbollah, I really would love to but I didn't for two reasons, first I don't have a camouflage outfit & the second I won't be able to login flickr anymore and upload more photos since Israel blown up everything communications, power stations and TV stations to stop them from showing the truth about what's going on in Lebanon; probably know one would ever care about what I am talking about since everybody have their own right of speech except Arabs & Muslims.

I don't blame the owner of the photos stream because he/she clearly has a stereo type idea of Muslims and Arabs delivered to him through a non objective western media and some idiots such as Osama Bin laden and Saddam Hussain, yet I do blame him for not seeking the truth him/her self.
At least he/she had to put him/her self in Arabs & Muslims shoes to realize how does killing his own family, neighbors, friends, husbands or wife makes him/ her feel.

Have any of you seen these images through any of your reliable media such as CNN, BBC or maybe NEWSWEEK?
Perhaps you'll need to few a LARGER IMAGE to make sure that those little murdered kids really belongs to Hezbollah and Hamas!

I believe it's easy for people who does not live in the Arab & Muslims countries to criticize them for taking a reaction against the daily murders they are performed by Israel..
I don't get why the Westerns only see the reaction while they skip the reason?! Since I am a dumb Arab & Muslim could someone help?

If you didn't agree about anything I said let me know because I really would love to discuss it and I do promise no hard feelings (at least my side).

Have a peaceful week..


Piece of bread story!
Originally uploaded by radiant guy.
A kid was holding a piece of bread when he was killed by an Israeli missile with 19 of his family while they were trying to escape from the hell in south Lebanon to the UN (united nations) building when Israel gave few hours for the people in South Lebanon to leave their homes (probably so they can see them and blow them up), the UN refused to host the family because they didn't have any proof says that Israel is going to blow up south Lebanon (DUH!!!! Don't they watch the NEWS?!!!) so they refused to host them; they went back out and that's when they were bombed.

Later the little boy's burned body was found hugging that little piece of bread while two families (including his) where dead all around him.

Dedicated to "Abdullah" & "Ghanim" Family and all the late Lebanese people may their souls rest in peace.


BRO/KEN
Originally uploaded by radiant guy.
I was trying to imitate one of Gabriel's (Whipflash) photos, but clearly I ended up with something very different.

As I said in a previous photo, most of the flickrists doesn't check the photo's description unless if I was topless!
That photo might not be appropriate for this description but it's does for me.

They are saying that Hezbollah's weapons are Syrian and Iranian made while I am saying Israel's are "proudly made in USA"!
If that makes a good excuse to drag Syria, Iran and Lebanon to a massive regional war…Then it's will make a good excuse to drag USA to the war too ; since they are providing money, weapons and VETOES to Israel!

"The United States was alone in voting against the resolution. Ten of the 15 Security Council nations voted in favor, while Britain, Denmark, Peru and Slovakia abstained.

The U.S. has periodically used its veto to block resolutions critical of Israel. The last council veto, in October 2004, was cast when the United States blocked a resolution condemning another Israeli operation in Gaza." (Source: Yahoo! NEWS)

F.Y.I. Since the establishment of the UN in the year 1945 until now 18th of July 2006, USA used the VETO 77 times, 36 of them to block resolutions criticising Israel.


There is a different between the Sun and the Moon...
There is a different between defending your country and mass killing...
There is a different between innocents and tyrants...
There is a different between Jihadism and Terrorism...

Don't you agree?