Spanish Pundit (II)

marzo 16, 2007

MSN.es bias on Cuba

Filed under: Cuba,Derechos Humanos,medios de comunicación,reflexiones — Nora @ 10:01 pm

I was reading this afternoon the MSN Spanish portal and found this piece of news:

Cuba will celebrate parliamentary elections this end of the year.

It begins:

Cuba will celebrate parlamentarian elections between the end of this year and the beginning of 2008, elections in “exceptional circumstances” which could reelect the convalescent leader Fidel Castro, said on Thursay some parlamentarians.

Cubans renew each 5 years the National Asambly of the Popular Power, the Parliament, which chooses afterwards the President of the Councils of State and of Ministers.

With this description any one can consider that Cuba is a perfect democracy. Of course, the normal random about the “fight against imperialism” is included and is said nothing about the real Cuban situation. But if you read till the end, it says:

In Cuba all citizens who are older than 18 years can vote. The vote is, however not compulsory.

WOW, what a very interesting freedom: it’s not compulsory to vote to the unique party:

The only legal party is the Communist, of which the First Secretary is Castro and the second, his brother Raúl. To be parliamentarian it’s not required to be affiliated to the Communist Part.

The last parliamentary elections were held on 2002.

Looks like Cuba is a model of democracy. And someone wonders after about Spanish pro-Cuban stand?


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Utretch riots: Muslim police officer sides with Muslim "youths"?

Filed under: Holanda,medios de comunicación,violencia — Nora @ 4:39 pm

I read at Tangled Blog something very under-reported here:

Fulham Reactionary (FR) reports that this time it’s not ‘oppressed youths’ (read, moslem youths) doing the damage, but locals who’ve reached the very end of their tether. The Brussels Journal records that “Locals claim the police has failed to protect them for years. They say the authorities are afraid of the immigrants and tolerate their criminal behaviour.” Sounds somehow familiar. FR mentions that the Brussels Journal is comparing these Dutch riots with our own dairy riots of last year, and it’s easy to see why. In both cases we have a massive influx of non-adapting moslem immigrants coming to European countries and causing havoc. When the locals get understandably upset that not only is their country being overrun by such creatures, but that those with whom they have a social contract (the State in the form of the Police) are failing to protect them from the resulting dangers, they are effectively told to, in the words of an LGF commenter ‘just submit like a good little dhimmi’. Rivers of blood, anyone?

What happened in Utrecht, according to reliable (ie, non-PC) reports was that:

The neighborhood of the police shooting is being terrorized by ‘youths (Warning newspeak for Muslim youth). Like everywhere in The Netherlands the police does not do much about it. People are attacked, robbed, etc. People keep calling the police but they don’t get protected. Rinie Mulder had called the police very often. So when last Sunday the ‘youths’ harassed a young pregnant woman (a daughter of a friend), he went after them. In the fight that ensued he took the knife of one of the ‘youths’. When a police officer arrived and Rinie showed him the knife, he was shot dead. The police officer was a Muslim.” [There are rumours that the policeman was a Morocan of Turkish origin, denied by the Police].

The debate has arrived at the Parliament, who has been forced to debate upon them. The debate is schedule for next week.

Snouk Hurgronje – Working class whites riot in Utrecht, continues:

The killing caused fury amongst the working class White population. Mr. Mulder had been popular amongst his peers and they blamed the police for being too cowardly to touch immigrant youth. Killing Mr. Mulder was the spark that ignited the riots. A former police station in the neighbourhood was burned down on Sunday evening. Football supporters joined the fray and confonted the police. The mayor of Utrecht cancelled a consultation with the Ondiep residents out of fear. After Sunday the police cordoned the neighbourhood off. Despite the cordon there were renewed riots (Dutch) on Monday and Tuesday night. Last night there were 130 arrests. 60 of these were Ondiep residents, the rest are from other parts of the country, and mainly “football supporters” according to the MSM.

According to Dutch press, the Police has sealed the city of Ondiep 2 nights.

Other people blogging about this: Hillbilly White Trash, Dancing with Sprites, igorilla (Greek), Jillosophy, Up Pompeii, who writes:

This is interesting and long overdue, for some time commentors on this blog have have said that violence will errupt because of the Islamic situation in Europe including the UK.

Sadly violence can also mean that people will be killed, this is especially sad when people are killed in defense of what is theirs as in this case, this will be the cost of the preservation of our way of life and as has been demonstrated in Holland, this is coming ever closer.

Klein Verzet has also written about this at MNM and also in Battle for Britain.

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El barrio donde se produjo el tiroteo ha sido aterrorizado por jóvenes [o sea, jóvenes musulmanes]. Como el resto de Holanda, la policía no ha hecho nada. Había ataques, robos, etc. Se llamaba a la policía y no hacían nada. Rinie Mulder había llamado a la policía muy a menudo. Cuando el pasado Sábado los “jóvenes” estaban acosando a una joven embarazada (la hija de un amigo), fue a por ellos. En la lucha posterior, se aseguró de coger el cuchillo que tenía uno de los jóvenes. Cuando un policía llegó al lugar de los hechos y vio a Rinie con el cuchillo, le disparó matándole. La policía niega que el policía fuera musulmán, marroquí de origen turco.

Desde entonces, se ha originado una ola de revueltas en el vecindario que se han prolongado durante las noches del lunes y del martes, que ha sido silenciado por los medios tradicionales y que el Parlamento también quería silenciar. Pero el partido “Freedom Party” (PVV) ha conseguido que se debata la semana que viene.

Klein Verzet tiene más links: este es muy interesante Snouk Hurgronje – Working class whites riot in Utrecht.

Arriba teneis más links.

Creo que no hay que hacer muchos comentarios.

Por cierto, ¿cuántos periódicos españoles lo han sacado? ¿La primera lo ha dado? ;D


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Morocco-Saharan-Spain update

Filed under: Argelia,Marruecos,PP,PSOE,reflexiones,Sáhara Occidental,Spain — Nora @ 3:44 pm

And we go on with the pacifist hypocrites (I am going to add a label for hypocrites):

According to the President of the State Cooperation of the Associations of Solidarity with Sahara (CEAS-SAHARA), José Taboada, the Spanish Government, with its “infamous” support of the Moroccan Autonomy plan, “far from finding a just, pacific and enduring peace, is contributing to the return of war, completely justified”. On the contrary, he asks in an interview, “What is the real cause of selling to the Moroccan kingdom more than 1.200 tanks, and other war weapons, worthy of 200 millions €?. Is giving weapons to a regime which has an open war with the illegal occupied lands, even if there is a truce, and which uses its tanks to break on the minority for, at least, not let them speak, as the Zapatero’s Government wants to achieve peace?“.

Peace, how many crimes are comitted in thy name!!! This is the Government of the absurd “peace processes”.

“So, as the Saharauis of the occupied lands resist to the Moroccan pressure”, says Taboada, ” those who are in exile are facing the desert hostitlity, where at least there lives are not at risk”. There are two Saharas, one occupied and another one, which is free, and now Spain is capitulating to Moroccan blackmail, he laments. This position of the Spanish Government, he continues, “is not ethic, it’s not clever. It’s dangerous as it maintains an status quo that makes the poverty grow when it could just use it’s power to push Sahara into economic development”. So many years of suffering, he goes on, to blush with the Spanish support ti a plan which does not even consider independence, conditio sine qua non for the conflict’s solution, that was considered by James Baker plan, which was accepted in the beginning by all the sides.

But Taboada goes on asking himself: “Why Saharauis cannot have,as any citizen, of the minute of freedom that gives you the election? Does Spain has a debt so important with Morocco?”. According to the coordinator, the answer is yes, and “the price is going to be paid by the saharauis, a change coin, with which Spain is protecting the agreements with Morocco regarding the fish market, the immigration and terrorism, or to prevent any question about Ceuta and Melilla”.

He adds that the Kingdom of Mohammed VIth is also menacing other countries of UE and USA.

He considers the “possibility of Morocco being converted into a Republic under Islamic rule if the Western Sahara is lost“. He denounces, in view of this dangerous considerations, that the Socialist Government prefers to “ally itself with the plans of the Moroccan Kingdom, that are no others than legitimate before the UN its illegal occupation“.

So, let me sum up the facts. Morocco invades ILLEGALLY Spanish Sahara, in the precise moment in which Franco is dying and Spain is not worried but by its own existence.

Since then, Socialists and Communists have been supporting Saharauis. And pointing the blame on center-right people as the ones who “abandoned the Saharauis“, and asking for “freedom for saharauis“.

Aznar wins the elections and, not liking very much the Moroccan King, fights in the UN to maintain the Baker plan which recognises the right of the Saharauis to have a referendum to decide about their future and near the end of his 2nd term, makes a preference agreement with Algeria to import natural gas from there.

In a private conversation, Piqué, then Spanish FM, is menaced by the Moroccan King, telling him that “though Spain has not been the target of Islamist attacks, that does not mean that an Islamist attack couldn’t take place in Spanish soil“. Moratinos, later as FM, says, speaking about that menace, that “we have to maintain good relations with Morocco“. (¡!)

Zapatero goes to Morocco where he is photographed with a map in which Ceuta, Melilla and the Canary Islands are depicted as a part of the Moroccan kingdom.

Zapatero wins the election after the street, MSM and citizen pressure regarding the Iraqi war. And of course, after March 11th bombings, which causes I do not know, but of the people detained -I am not particularly inclined to any supposition: I think all of them are wrong and right. I do not think truth will be ever known …- most of them are Moroccans, who cannot pass as very Jihadi types. Zapatero says, in relation with the Spanish foreign policy, that “he wants to go back to the heart of Europe“.

Zapatero goes in his first trip to Morocco (which as you know is NOT Europe).

Three years later, after having a lot of crisis with Moroccan kingdom [Immigrants, the case of the oranges that some of the Moroccan producers say were invented by them and asked for a compensation -Lo leí en El Mundo, periódico de papel, si alguien tiene un link, me lo deja en comentarios-, the drug dealing…], he recognises the Moroccan autonomy plan, sells tanks and other weapons to Morocco for a total valor of 200 millions of € and agrees to build a train with Morocco under the sea.

Algeria raises the gas prices 20% as a result.

I keep on asking the same question: what has seen our president in this man?

Other related news:

Aznar reveals that Chirac told him to give Ceuta, Melilla and the Canary Islands to Morocco. Chirac denies it (of course, the contrary is a little bit shameful: pressing on the President of an INDEPENDENT State to modify his territory).

So the question is: is Morocco related to the March 11th bombings or they are just playing the card of the Islamoterrorists knowing that so pacifist a Government, the same one who proposed the Civilizations’ Alliance relies precisely in being the opposite to Aznar’s Government? Could Moroccan King ally himself with the Islamists not to leave power, if the moment comes?

[NOTE: the related facts are only that: FACTS. Each one can interpret them as is able or wants to].

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Related posts:

Argelia raises the gas as Zapatero supports Morocco about Western Sahara.

France-Spain-Morocco-Algeria update.


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KSM confesses

Filed under: Al-Qaeda,Irak,terrorismo,terroristas,USA — Nora @ 2:06 pm

Newsweek:

Suspected 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed confessed to the beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl and was central to 30 other attacks and plots in the U.S. and worldwide that killed thousands of victims, said a revised transcript released Thursday by the U.S. military.

“I decapitated with my blessed right hand the head of the American Jew, Daniel Pearl, in the city of Karachi, Pakistan,” Mohammed is quoted as saying in a transcript of a military hearing at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, released by the Pentagon.

“For those who would like to confirm, there are pictures of me on the Internet holding his head,” he added.

NYT:

In a rambling statement, Mr. Mohammed, a chief aide to Osama bin Laden, said his actions were part of a military campaign. “I’m not happy that 3,000 been killed in America,” he said in broken English. “I feel sorry even. I don’t like to kill children and the kids.” [Excerpts, Page A23.]

He added, “The language of war is victims.”

Though American officials had linked Mr. Mohammed to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and to several others, his confession was the first time he spelled out in his own words a panoply of global terror activities, ranging from plans to bomb landmarks in New York City and London to assassination plots against former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton and Pope John Paul II. Some of the plots he claimed to plan, including the attempt on Mr. Carter, had not previously been publicly disclosed.

Mr. Mohammed indicated in the transcript that some of his earlier statements to C.I.A. interrogators were the result of torture. But he said that his statements at the tribunal on Saturday were not made under duress or pressure.

His actions, he said, were like those of other revolutionaries. Had the British arrested George Washington during the Revolutionary War, Mr. Mohammed said, “for sure they would consider him enemy combatant.”

Bloggers: Barcepundit,

Related news: US Senate rejects to take the troops out of Iraq for 2008 (ABC.es) More here in NYT.

NO. 3 of Saddam Regime will be executed soon (ABC.es) He will be hanged in the next days.

Blogbis links to an article by Victor Davis Hanson about the new US commander in Iraq.

Right Truth points out that he has also mentioned plans for exploding a dirty bomb in USA and to assassinate former US Pressidents (such as Clinton and James Carter).

More on Google News.

ABC NEWS doubts that he actually did all the things he has confessed as doing:

Several counterterrorism experts and former intelligence officials believe that Mohammed, who made the mass confession during a military hearing at Guantanamo Bay, is a fabulist. Their reasons: the lack of evidence to implicate him in many of these plots and his reputation as a self-aggrandizing egotist.

I get a sense that his ego was enormous, and that he would take credit for anything and everything,” said Jack Cloonan, an ABC News analyst and former senior agent on the FBI’s bin Laden squad who investigated Mohammed. “What’s missing is the evidence and details about the plots – the fact that he can’t provide that shows that he is in lying mode.”

But there is evidence that he actually killed Pearl: the hands in the photo which shows the decapitated head are the ones of KSM.

Anyway, they are already saying he was tortured to get the confession, something he has stated in previous confessions but has denied on this one. For my part, I think he has confessed things that are already true and some others are a kind of lies just to be sure he is considered a martyr in the future…

Telegraph: Osama is like George Washington.

More on MNM. Pajamas Media,

KSM confessions may aid other Al-Qaeda Defendants: In acknowledging his role in more than 30 terrorist attacks and plots, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed may have complicated the prosecution of his former colleagues.

More about Iraq: Is Iran’s honeymoon in Iraq over?

En español también: EL MUNDO, LD.

Lastly, Islamic “militant” forms new organization in Lebanon, becoming the face of Al-Qaeda and vowing to attack US.

[If you want to laugh a bit, go to My Pet Jawa Report]


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