Spanish Pundit (II)

marzo 5, 2008

Caricaturas de Mahoma: los musulmanes insisten en una legislación “contra el insulto religioso y por el respeto mutuo de las religiones”

Y seguimos…

Reverse_Vampyr: Religion of Peace update: “Scholars” demand international dhimmi laws

More “tolerance” from the Religion of Perpetual Outrage, er, Peace.

Via the Yemen Observer:

behead.jpgThe re-publication of the Prophet cartoons by seventeen Danish newspapers last week was denounced by Muslims the world over. The controversy is not one of press freedom, but rather it feeds cycles of hatred and ignorance which only increase the gulfs between religions, according to the Prime Minister, Dr. Ali Mohammed Mujawr, in a support meeting organized by the Al-Eman University last Monday calling for defending the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).

In his speech, Mujwar called for an international law that criminalizes religious insults and enforces mutual respect of religions, calling on all rationalists in the West to avoid such negative acts. “This can only increase the instability in relations among Islamic and Western nations,” said Mujwar.

I wonder if book burnings would help restore stability in relations among Islamic and Western nations?

La publicación de las caricaturas de Mahoma por diecisiete periódicos daneses la pasada semana fue denunciada por musulmanes por todo el mundo. La controversia no es sobre la libertad de prensa, si no que alimenta el círculo de odio e ignorancia que incrementará las distancias entre religiones, según el Primer Ministro Alí Mohammed Mujawr, en un encuentro de apoyo organizado por la Universidad de Al-Eman el pasado lunes en apoyo del Profeta Mahoma.
En su discurso, Mujwar pidió una ley que criminalice los insultos religiosos y refuerce el mutuo respeto por la religión, llamando a los racionalistas de Occidente a evitar estos actos negativos. “Esto sólo incrementará la inestabilidad en las relaciones entre las naciones islámicas y occidentales”, dijo Mujwar
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Insisten en su idea de la resolución de la ONU sobre “la ley sobre la difamación de las religiones”, votada a favor por países que respetan taaaaaaaaaanto la religión como China, Corea del Norte o Cuba… Y es que, claro, ya estamos tardando en aprobar leyes para que los odiados “racionalistas” no podamos criticar a los extremistas fundamentalistas… de cualquier religión (incluyendo los ecolojetas, que ya veremos qué pronto pasan a exigir este tratamiento porque ellos tienen la súper-verdad total…).

Pero no ha sido lo único que ha ocurrido respecto de las caricaturas… el Vaticano ha apoyado al Islam en este asunto tal y como describe BlogBis. In English IBA.

ASimismo hay que añadir que católicos y musulmanes se van a reunir con el Papa, em lo que se ha calificado de encuentro histórico:

Muslim representatives and Vatican officials begin talks this week that they hope will lead to an unprecedented Catholic-Islamic meeting. Five representatives from each side will meet on Tuesday for two days in Rome to work out the details of a larger meeting that will include Pope Benedict later this year.

“We have to bring the dialogue up to date following the great successes of the pontificate of John Paul II,” said Yahya Sergio Yahe Pallavicini, vice-president of the Italian Islamic Religious Community.

Esto no me gusta un pelo… Entiendo que la Iglesia Católica no quiera que critiquen a sus símbolos sagrados, pero esto es dispararse en un pie, porque al final toda crítica al Islam va a ser considerada “de odio racial”, mientras que las críticas al catolicisimo no van a disminuir. La prueba es que, a pesar de que la cristofobia/cristianofobia existe como sentimiento tanto en Europa (más aquí) como en América, no se le presta ninguna atención. Curiosamente, su raíz es común con la judeofobia: esto es, si se odia a los judíos, normalmente se odia también a los cristianos. En el último link, la conclusión es estremecedora:

All of the above is just a long-winded way of saying that people always struggle for power and control of each other. Religious hatred is not about religion or ethnicity, but power. If religions provide power, people will fight and kill each other for it. If a group is seen to lack power, people who have less power than they feel they deserve will kill members of that group, or encourage others to do so, in order to feel more powerful. Today, newspapers like the New York Times and others are drifting toward advocacy of a new type of religious hatred: conflict between secularists and Christians. In view of the tragic history of past religious conflicts, they are playing with fire.

Ciertamente. Penoso, pero cierto… 😦
Otros links interesantes:

Miss Kelly : “Have We Decided to Accept Violence as a Legitimate Response to Humor?”

“Have we as a society decided to accept violence as a legitimate response to humor? Somehow we have managed to rationalize incursions upon our fundamental freedoms as small exceptions for comfort. Which calls for more fear: a two-dimensional drawing or a mob of violent protesters?””There is nothing inherently threatening about the commentary, but there is in the disproportionate reaction to it. Without more heroic defenses of our freedom to criticize religious extremism in the face of violence, we may lose the ability to criticize anything at all. If we should not judge another society by the standards of our own, then neither should we be held to modify our societal freedoms by the standards of another. Just as Zank believes we should not incite hatred in the ‘guise of supporting free speech,’ I submit that we cannot curtail freedom in the name of tolerance.”

YouTube Banned in Pakistan Citing Outrage Over Geert Wilders and Danish Toons [updated & bumped]

Pakistan has blocked access to the popular YouTube website because of content deemed offensive to Islam.Its telecommunications authority ordered internet service providers to block the site until further notice.

Reports said the content included Danish cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that have outraged many.

But one report said a trailer for a forthcoming film by Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders, which portrays Islam in a negative light, was behind the ban.
[…] Other countries that have temporarily blocked access to YouTube include Turkey and Thailand.

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febrero 18, 2008

La importancia geopolítica de Kosovo (+)

BBC NEWS | Europe | Split EU meets to debate Kosovo

EU foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels to seek a joint position on Kosovo’s independence declaration.While the major European powers are widely expected to recognise Kosovo’s independence from Serbia, several other countries have strong reservations.

Cyprus, Greece, Romania and Spain have expressed anxiety about the signal that recognition might send to separatists.

Kosovo’s majority ethnic Albanians celebrated with fireworks late into the night after parliament’s declaration.

Slovenia’s Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, chairing the EU meeting, said “I understand many of the member states will recognise” Kosovo.

His British and French colleagues insisted Kosovo was a unique case and called for EU unity on the issue, the BBC’s Oana Lungescu reports.

La realidad es que no sabemos qué va a pasar a partir de ahora. En primer lugar porque Rusia apoya a Serbia y rechaza la independencia de la zona, lo que puede desencadenar otro enfrentamiento con Rusia (por si ya no había suficientes). En segundo lugar, EEUU, por un interés geoestratégico de desgaste del aliado de Rusia, apoya a Kosovo, exactamente igual que, por el mismo interés geoestratégico de control de Oriente Medio, apoya la entrada de Turquía. Ambos intereses, sin embargo, pueden ser totalmente penosos para Europa, como cuenta Aquiles:

este proceso de independencia paulatina logrado por Kosovo puede ser empleado (y aquí acierta Putin) por otros movimientos secesionistas existentes en otras partes del planeta para legitimar su causa, como puede ser aquí el caso vasco, en Francia el caso de los corsos, o el de los osetios en Georgia. No digo que sean situaciones equiparables, sino que puede ser empleado como argumentario por los movimientos secesionistas de otras partes de Europa y Asia ya que además esta “independencia” ha contado además con el apoyo de gran parte de los países occidentales.

This process of paulatine independence achieved by Kosovo can be used (and Putin is right here) by other secesionists movements in other parts of the world to legitimate their cause, as here can be the Basque case, in France the Corse, or in Georgia the Osetian people (I add, the Welsh/Scottish in GB, for example…). I’m not saying that the situations are similar, just that this case can be used as a basis by the secesionists movements in other parts of Europe and Asia because this “independence” has been supported by most of the Western countries.
Además, la situación energética en Europa es lo suficientemente penosa como para que no se den cuenta que Rusia puede retirar todo su apoyo gasístico a Europa: actualmente lo está redireccionando al Este, principalmente China. Y además esto sucede mientras EEUU quiere que los países de Europa del Este entren en la OTAN, enfadando de nuevo a Putin:

Rusia ha comenzado a redireccionar el tráfico energético hacia el este (China, Japón y el este asiático), y Gazprom está dispuesta a financiar un gasoducto que enviaría gas desde Irán a Paquistán y La India. Este acuerdo Ruso-Iraní haría muy difícil la intervención de EEUU en caso de conflicto entre Irán e Israel.

Así, con la tripleta Rusia-China-Irán, y con la mitad de Europa sometida a los rusos mendigando su gas, EEUU estaría muy cerca de ver cumplida la profecía que el geopolítico inglés Sir Halford John Mackinder pronuncio en 1904: la Teoría del HeartLand.

What’s the problem? That Russia is angry, not only because of Kosovo’s independence, but also because of the Eastern European countries are going to be the soil to the US missile defense system, Poland having already agreed to it. So Putin is already redirecting gas reserves to China ( hmm 😉 ), Irán (hmmmmm 😉 ) and in general the Eastern Asian countries (India, Japan…), forming the new axis: Russia-China-Iran. An axis that is nothing but the worse thing that can happen: an autocrat, a communist and an “mystical” islamo-fascist, all of them united.

¿La política europea debe estar sometida a los que tengan gas o petróleo? No, pero lo está. Mientras que no se aproveche el potencial energético nuclear, Europa seguirá siendo dependiente de cualquier dictador que se precie. ¿En este caso tiene Putin razón? Sí, creo lo mismo que Aquiles, pero no por la cuestión energética, si no por el peligro que supone, no sólo para el resto de países, si no sobre todo para los serbios que vivan en Kosovo “independiente”.

Must European policy be dependent from the countries which have gas or oil? No, but it is. Only if European Governments understand than we must use the energetic nuclear potential, we would be freed from any dictator/autocrat who has gas or oil. Is Putin right? Yes, I agree with Aquiles, but not because of the energetic question, but because of the danger this poses not only to other countries, but to the Serbs who are still living in this “independent” Kosovo.

¿Qué pasa? Que después EEUU ve a China, a Rusia y a la OPEP como un peligro económico:
The United States should be worried that Russia, China and OPEC oil-producing countries could use their growing financial clout to advance political goals, the top U.S. spy chief told Congress on Tuesday.
Sin darse cuenta de que él mismo está cavando su propia sepultura: al no apoyar a Rusia en nada (podía haberle apoyado en la cuestión de Kosovo y haber enfriado las relaciones…), está haciendo que Rusia caiga en brazos de China. Algo que desde luego no nos debe extrañar tampoco mucho, considerando la creciente influencia de China en Siberia… por las reservas de gas y petróleo que a China le vendrían muy bien. Curiosamente, China está haciendo lo mismo que los albano-kosovares con Kosovo: mandando inmigrantes que incluso han cambiado el nombre a Vladivostok que ahora se llama por su nombre chino. Seguramente eso es algo que a Putin le preocupa mucho: de ahí su total y frontal negativa no vaya a ser que a él le pase lo mismo y China no es Serbia…
Y a su vez esto tiene relación con el apoyo de EEUU a la postura de China sobre Taiwan. Como escribe Madrid Pundit, EEUU puede ahogar a China con la USS Navy estacionada en Taiwan porque es a través de ese paso por donde recibe los petroleros. Pero precisamente por eso, China está apoyando a prácticamente todos y cada uno de los dictadores que tengan petróleo y a ser posible estén en las inmediaciones: por eso apoyó a la Junta Birmana durante la Revolución Azafrán, ha construido un gigantesco mega-oleoducto desde Turkmenistán y por eso ha parado cualquier control sobre el programa nuclear de Irán. Más lejos tenemos su apoyo a Sudán, ayudando a Nigeria a poner en órbita un satélite, los acuerdos con Chávez, el viaje del primer Ministro Chino a África… Con un especial appeal: no exige un cambio respecto de los Derechos Humanos a los países con los que mantiene relaciones. Lo que es maravilloso para personas como Mugabe, el dictador de Zimbabwe, por ejemplo.
Maravillas del mundo globalizado: la independencia de Kosovo puede aumentar la influencia china en el mundo…
They do not understand they are just digging their own grave: not supporting Russia never (they could have supported Russia in Kosovo’s affair and calm down the relations a bit) they are causing Russia to fall on China’s embrace. Something that is not even strange, considering the growin influence of China in Siberia… because of the reserves of gas and oil that are the real target of Chinese Communists. Curiously, China is doing there the same thing Alban-Kosovars have done in Kosovo: massive immigration which has caused a change even in the name of Vladivostok, which is now known by its Chinese name. Surely this worries Putin a lot and it’s another reason not to support Kosovo’s independence, as China is not Serbia…
And this is also related with US support to China about Taiwan. As Madrid Pundit writes, US can stop any oilship which passes through the Strait of Taiwan as the have their US Navy stationed in Taiwan. But that has precisely made China support all and each one of the dictadors throughout the Globe if they have oil or gas (or other materials) specially if they are near: that is why they supported the Burmes Junta’s repression of the Saffron Revolution , has built a huge mega-oil pipe from Turkmenistan and has halted any control on the Iranian nuclear program. Farther we have Chinese support in Sudanese genocide in Darfur, helping Nigeria to launch a satellite not considering the excess of Sharia Law in the country, the agreements with Chávez, the trip to Africa and South America (including Bolivia)… With a special political-appeal: China is not asking for respect for Human Rights or democracy to the countries it is having relations with. Something entirely convenient for dictators such as Zimbabwean Mugabe.
These are the consequences of a globalised world: Kosovo’s independence can actually make the Chinese influence to grow in the world… We are just doing precisely what Chinese leadership want…
(+) La embajada de EEUU ha sido atacada en Belgrado. h/t Jawa Report. Los causantes son los serbios que se oponen a la
independencia y por tanto, a la posición de EEUU en el contencioso sobre Kosovo. Mientras John Bolton considera que la independencia de Kosovo producirá un incremento de la violencia islámica en Europa:
Taiwan y Australia han apoyado la independencia.
  1. elle inciterait nombre d’Etats dans le Monde à défier le droit international et le statu quo des frontières reconnues, faisant imploser pléthore d’Etat fragiles et multiculturels, pas uniquement en Afrique ou en Asie ou en Amérique latine, mais jusqu’à nos démocraties pacifique. (incitará a varios Estados en el mundo a desafiar el derecho internacional y el status quo de las fronteras reconocidas, haciendo explotar una plétora de Estados frágiles y multiculturales, no sólo en África o en Asia o en América Latina, sino también hasta en nuestras pacíficas democracias).
  2. Elle pourrait provoquer le retour des guerres ethniques dans les Balkans et rompre le fragile équilibre instauré depuis la guerre du Kosovo (puede provocar el retorno de las guerras étnicas en los Balcanes y romper el equilibrio frágil instaurada desde la guerra de Kosovo).
China está “muy preocupada” por la declaración de independencia de Kosovo. A China le preocupa que Taiwan haga lo mismo…Otra razón más que le une a Rusia…
Even leaving aside the question of international legitimacy, however, there is another still more fundamental reason for insisting that Kosovo did not become independent yesterday and will not be independent for the foreseeable future – if indeed ever. In its resolution, the Kosovo parliament declared that Kosovo is an “independent and sovereign state.” But in the very next sentence it states that this declaration is occurring “in full accordance” with the famous “Ahtisaari Plan” for Kosovo’s final status: so-named for UN Special Envoy Martti Ahtisaari. Now, even a cursory glance at the Ahtisaari Plan – which can be consulted in full here – makes obvious that it does not in fact foresee independence for Kosovo, but rather what has been euphemistically described as “supervised independence.”
Kosovo is, needless to say, to be independent from Serbia – which de facto it has been, in any case, since the close of the NATO bombing campaign in June 1999 – and it is to have its “own” constitution and its “own” political institutions. But these political institutions as a whole are to be subjected to the higher authority of an “International Civilian Representative” invested with dictatorial powers. The International Civilian Representative or “ICR” is empowered, for instance, to annul any laws or decisions adopted by the local Kosovo authorities and to “sanction” or outright dismiss public officials. Lest there be any doubt about where the ultimate authority in Kosovo resides, the International Civilian Representative is to serve simultaneously as the “Special Representative” of the European Union.
Resumiendo: que según John Rosenthal, como la misma declaración de “independencia” frente a Serbia, al referirse al Plan Ahtissari, lo que prevee es una “independencia supervisada”, porque todas las instituciones del país están sometidas a una autoridad superior de un “Representante Civil Internacional” (RCI) con poderes dictatoriales. Este RCI sirve además como “Representante Especial” de la Unión Europea.
No sé si reírme o llorar: así que la Unión Europea al final gobierna Kosovo con poderes dictatoriales. El artículo continúa diciendo que el objetivo último del movimiento independentista es incorporarse a Albania… 😯
Y Rusia ha advertido a Kosovo:
“We’ll strongly warn against any attempts at repressive measures should Serbs in Kosovo decide not to comply with this unilateral proclamation of independence,” Russia’s U.N. ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, said ahead of an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council, called by Moscow.

Advertimos contra cualquier intento de tomar medidas represivas si los serbios de Kosovo no cumplen con la proclamación unilateral de la independencia.

La cuenta atrás para otros movimientos semejantes ya ha comenzado: los separatistas vascos y catalanes ya han alabado el ejemplo de Kosovo. Pero la política exterior pésima del Gobierno socialista hace que España, en su posición contraria a la independencia, no tenga mucha influencia. Es curioso: ni Francia ni Gran Bretaña están muy preocupados por el apoyo que han dado a Kosovo. Y tanto uno como otro tienen problemas semejantes: Francia con los corsos (ya veremos con los vascos) y Gran Bretaña con los escoceses y galeses.


Albanians are seen passing a banner which reads, ‘Kosovo Is Free’, in the Albanian capital of Tirana, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008. People throughout Albania were celebrating Kosovo‘s independence Sunday, as the national flag fluttered from state buildings and private homes alike. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)

Un comentarista en HotAir dice lo siguiente:

Kosovo’s going to have to work awfully hard to keep Serbian minorities from seceding themselves.

Kosovo va a tenerlo realmente difícil para impedir que las minorías serbias se secesionen a su vez. Esto va a ser la leche…

Pues algo así puede pasar con el País Vasco y Álava.

septiembre 27, 2007

Myanmar soldiers fire weapons into crowd – China continues blocking democracy

And more about the repression to the Saffron revolution:

Myanmar soldiers fire weapons into crowd – Yahoo! News

Soldiers fired automatic weapons into a crowd of anti-government protesters Thursday as tens of thousands defied the ruling military junta’s crackdown with a 10th straight day of demonstrations.
A Japanese Foreign Ministry official told The Associated Press that several people, including a Japanese national, were found dead following Thursday’s protests.

The information was transmitted by Myanmar’s Foreign Ministry to the Japanese Embassy in Yangon, the official said on condition of anonymity citing protocol.

The chaos came a day after the government launched a crackdown in Yangon that it said killed at least one man. Dissidents outside Myanmar reported receiving news of up to eight deaths Wednesday.

Some reports said the dead included Buddhist monks, who are widely revered in Myanmar, and the emergence of such martyrs could stoke public anger against the regime and escalate the violence.

As part of the crackdown, monasteries were raided overnight by pro-junta forces in which monks were reportedly beaten and more than 100 were arrested.

The regime is searching for journalists throughout hotels, because it’s rumoured that there are some of them who have entered the country with a tourist visa…

[My mother, who is not normally interested in international news, is absolutely outraged… And I didn’t have time to explain anything to her. After that, she is really angry… ]

And China is just supporting its strategic partnership with the Junta, and pushing Russia to support her:

During the session, China denied its vote to a joint formal declaration which would have condemened the acts of the Military Junta during the peaceful demonstrations of these last days. It was not possible either to discuss about possible sanctions, even when the French FM Bernard Kouchner insisted in a condemnation to the Burmese leaders. The Chinese Ambassador to the UN, Wang Guangya, said after the meeting that the sanctions against Burma would not be of great help.

Of course not, China is just subsidizing the Junta, it is the 1st commercial partner and the 1st investor in the country. They are not going to shoot themselves in the foot…

(+) Burmanet.org has posted a photo showing death in the streets.

They have also posted several videos of the protests.

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De Libertad Digital:

Un destacamento de soldados birmanos han entrado en el hotel “Traders”, en el centro de Rangún, y comenzó a registrar habitación por habitación para buscar a varios periodistas extranjeros que han entrado en el país con visado de turista. En las calles, unas setenta mil personas, entre monjes y opositores, protestan contra la represión y las redadas ordenadas por la Junta Militar para acabar con las multitudinarias manifestaciones.

Según informaciones de testigos a emisoras de radio de la disidencia, el Ejército ha lanzado un ultimátum a los manifestantes para que abandonen las calles y regresen a sus casas. En caso contrario usaran sus armas. La respuesta de los opositores fueron consignas contra el régimen militar y gritos de “¡Asesinos, asesinos!” y “¡Venceremos, venceremos!”. Desde la mañana de este jueves, los enfrentamientos han dejado al menos un muerto, decenas de heridos y más de cien detenidos.

En el monasterio Ngwe Kyar Yan unas diez mil personas se enfrentaron a los soldados y policías estacionados en el lugar para impedir que se formase una nueva movilización. En la pagoda de Sule, en el casco viejo de la ciudad, otros varios cientos de personas protagonizaron una sentada, apoyando con cantos y rezos a un grupo de bonzos, hasta que los cuerpos de seguridad cargaron para dispersar la protesta con disparos y botes de humo. Los manifestantes, algunos de ellos con heridas, escapaba por las calles adyacentes de la carga.

Y China sigue apoyando a su aliado, que no es otro que la Junta birmana. Leed el link, incluido en la parte en inglés, que he puesto más arriba de DE. 👿

septiembre 23, 2007

The UN Summit…

is going to be unforgettable (but not in the good sense of the word)… because of the collection of idiot moonbats leaders that are going to attend it.

As I wrote yesterday, Ahmadinejad is going to be there. He will also address the “American people” on 60 minutes (I would like to know if gorgeous Ahmi would let Bush address the Iranian people if he went to Iran…):

Those (countries) who assume that decaying methods such as psychological war, political propaganda and the so-called economic sanctions would work and prevent Iran’s fast drive toward progress are mistaken,” said Ahmadinejad.

Those who prevented Iran, at the height of the war from getting even barbed wire must see now that all the equipment on display today has been built by the mighty hands and brains of experts at Iran’s armed forces.”

What a rhetoric!! It is very clear, nonetheless, whatever the world does, the Mullahs want the bomb as they think that is a defense against any possible attack from foreign countries.

But there is more. From the Guardian:

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is poised to deliver a defiant address to the United Nations general assembly this week amid a storm of opposition to his visit to New York and growing international alarm over his country’s nuclear ambitions.

On the eve of his departure from Tehran, the Iranian military yesterday showed off a new long-range ballistic missile called the Ghadr – Farsi for ‘power’.

In a speech marking the event, Ahmadinejad shrugged off US and regional concerns about Iran’s more assertive role, saying: ‘Iran is an influential power in the region and the world should know that this power has always served peace, stability, brotherhood and justice.’

Also Chávez is going to be there, apparenty to discuss biofuels with Fiji PM.

And Evo Morales, Bolivian President. He wants to defend nature and indigenous people’s rights.

But the star above all, the most beloved between all the presidents… who will be there… is…. Spanish PM Zapatero!

Anyway, don’t worry, be happy! The champion of appeasers UNSC Ban Ki Moo, has asked for Greenpeace’s help for “mobilizing public opinion and enable politicians to do the right thing“.

What a world!

(I have been always against UN, and after seeing this… ehhh, more!).

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La reunión en la ONU sobre el cambio climático va a ser inolvidable. Van a estar Ahmadinejad (que se dirigirá al “pueblo americano” en el programa “60 minutos” -¿quién tuvo la idea?- y que va a dar un discurso desafiante en las NNUU, con el cague general por la amenaza atómica…), Chávez, Evo Morales y, por supuesto, Zapatero…

Pero todos tranquilos: Ban Ki-Moon ya ha pedido ayuda a Greenpeace para “mobilizar a la opinión pública y ayudar a que los políticos hagan lo correcto“.

En finnnnnnnnnn….

septiembre 22, 2007

Iran and Israel in bitter clash at U.N. watchdog debate (+)

Filed under: EEUU/USA,In English,Irán/Iran,ONU/UN — Nora @ 7:03 am

Iran and Israel in bitter clash at U.N. watchdog debate | Top News | Reuters.com h/t Kate.

Iran demanded on Friday that U.N. inspectors visit Israel to investigate its nuclear capability while Israel accused Tehran of lying in a bitter debate at an assembly of the U.N. atomic watchdog.The debate was sought by Arab and Islamic states after they shelved a resolution to brand Israel an atomic “threat” in the face of a likely Western maneuver to block a floor vote.

Israel is widely assumed to have the Middle East’s only atomic arsenal, though it has never confirmed or denied this. It is also one of just three states to shun the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, along with India and Pakistan.

Iran is under U.N. Security Council sanctions for refusing to halt a nuclear energy program feared by major powers to be a covert attempt to build atom bombs. Tehran’s Islamist leaders have called for Israel’s destruction.

Firstly, they have not called Teheran’s leaders ultraconservatives, term which seems to refer to a kind of Azores’ photo with Sarkozy more than to the real nature of these guys. Reuters seems to be improving…

Secondly, who has called for the destruction of the other? Iran or Israel? The problem is not that Iran would have nukes but that Iranian leaders (and specially Ahmadiner-jacket….) have called several times for Israel’s destruction.

The meeting must have been terrible funny. And yet, Ahmi is in NY for the UN meeting and he is going to speak there….

At least, the NYPD has forbidden him to go to Ground Zero, considering the insult this would mean for the dead there on Sep 11.

Ahmadenijad’s Ground Zero Visit

h/t Infidels are Cool 😆

Well, Ahmi is amazed that his visit would be considered as “insulting“:

the American people, sir, believe that your country is a terrorist nation, exporting terrorism in the world. You must have known that visiting the World Trade Center site would infuriate many Americans.

AHMADINEJAD: Well, I’m amazed. How can you speak for the whole of the American nation?

PELLEY: Well, the American nation–

AHMADINEJAD: You are representing a media and you’re a reporter. The American nation is made up of 300 million people. There are different points of view over there.

😯 Ahmadinejad knows better about Americans than Americans themselves!

But the Columbia University has invited him to speak and has already said that they are not going to cancel his speech in the name of freedom of expression. Columbia continues to behave as it did with Nazi Germany, even when the official invited once said that “his country’s students were being sent abroad to serve as “political soldiers of the Reich.”

This is the latest Ahmadeni-jihad rantings about the Zionism:

As you know, an affront to the Prophet of Islam means an affront to all the divine prophets, because the Prophet of Islam is the Seal of the Prophets. […] Therefore, because the Zionists have no religion, I strongly suspect that they are behind [the Swedish cartoon], and that they want to embarrass the Europeans, and make the European governments face a challenge. They want to instigate a war, because war is the essence of their existence. If the world is calm, the people of Europe the Germans… If the world is calm, they will eradicate the Zionists. I’m convinced of this. Do you know how many messages I get from Germans every day? They have an aversion to the Zionists. The Zionists humiliated the German people very much. But the Zionists are in control. The moment the world is calm and people can express their views, you will see that they will drive them out of Europe. The people of Europe themselves will drive them out. The [Zionists] do not want such a thing to happen, and that’s why they instigate new turmoil every day.

And this man is going to be allowed speaking??? About what??? Because I imagine he is not going to speak about Iranian pastry…

At the same time, Spanish Muslims’s website WebIslam has published an article in which they defend the right of Iran to have nuclear weapons, quoting Le Pen. During 2007 and, in particular, when he was candicate to French Presidency, Le Pen defended several times the right of Iran to have a civil nuclear program. Again this same summer’07, in an interview with a Moroccan newspaper, stated: “I don’t know how we can deprive of this right (nuclear right) to a country whose leaders have expressed in a clear language their intention of using nuclear energy peacefully“.

Yeah, very peaceful, specially regarding Israel, country which according to the same website, should dismantle its nuclear arsenal to “diminish the danger of a nuclear confrontation“.

This proves what SC&A has written h/t MNM:

Iran relies on the denialists and psychopaths in free nations for whom blatant antisemitism, Holocaust denial and promises of ‘We will finish what Hitler started,’ are not enough to disqualify those purveyors of hate and bigotry from being portrayed as ‘helpless victims,’ or ‘misunderstood.’ In fact, all that is necessary for these moral degenerates to remain worthy of leftist love is to adopt an anti American, anti Israel and anti Semitic postures and all will be forgiven. The persecution and oppression of their own populations, the denigrations of women and children and the support of terror can all be overlooked and forgiven as long as the hate is ‘correctly’ focused.

When all is said and done, that is why the left cares little for the Darfurese. As long as the Bashir government and Arab Janjaweed are sufficiently anti American and anti democracy, the butcher, rape and slaughter can continue. The two million dead in Sudan over the last two decades are irrelevant.

And ‘Jad update: The New York Times editorial board will host Ahmadinejad for lunch at the Four Seasons hotel on Monday. h/t Fausta. (this board of NYT is full of badulaques/mentecatos…) (+) Apparently this is a joke. What’s not a joke is that:

National Press Club to host Ahmadinejad at videoconference luncheon

Hein??? (tx for the correction Kate…Wave)

More on Ahmadinejad’s visit in The Lighthouse.

NOTE: Fausta does in that post, speaking about her last BlogTopRadio show, a magnificent roundup, specially considering the news about France2’s interview with Ms Bakhtiar. Who is this lady?:

Ms Bakhtiar (Minister of Pakistan) went skydiving in France last April and has a fatwa on her head because she hugged her male skydiving instructor. Following the scandal, she offered to resign but the Pakistani Prime Minister refused her resignation.

[…] Mrs. Bakhtiar is unveiled, her daughter is unveiled, her two sons are proud of their mom, and her husband in firmly on her side.

Related news:

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour has urged Israel to exercise restraint after the Jewish State declared the Gaza Strip as an “enemy entity” and said it would cut off its fuel and power supplies. Arbour said this would place an “unbearable burden” on 1.5 million people. She also reminded Israel of its obligations under international human rights laws not to use disproportionate means or resort to collective punishment. Israel has also sealed off the Gaza Strip and the West Bank for the Jewish holy day of Atonement. Total closures are routinely imposed for Israeli public holidays and the lockdown is due to be lifted at midnight Saturday.

septiembre 20, 2007

Asesinado otro diputado antisirio en Beirut – 20minutos.es

Asesinado otro diputado antisirio en Beirut – 20minutos.es

Al menos nueva personas murieron y varias decenas resultaron heridas por una explosión en el área comercial y residencial de Horch Tabet, en el barrio Sin el Sil, en el sureste de Beirut, según informó la Cruz Roja.

Entre las víctimas mortales está el diputado antisirio Antoine Ghanem, según la agencia de noticias Reuters y los medios locales libaneses. Ghanem, de 64 años, formaba parte del partido de la Falange Cristiana.La cadena de televisión libanesa LBC ha mostrado varios coches incendiados, uno de ellos con matrícula oficial, en el lugar de la explosión. Varios edificios han quedado además muy afectados por la explosión.

El asesinato de Ghanem ha sido condenado por la ONU y la Casa Blanca, que asegura que se trata de un nuevo intento por desestabilizar el país.

Siria haciendo de las suyas…

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Gateway Pundit has a complete roundup on these bad news. He includes a list of all the anti-Syrian politicians killed in recent times:

Rafik Hariri -February 14, 2005
Samir Kassir -June 2, 2005
George Hawi -June 21, 2005
May Chidiac (attempted assassination) -September 25, 2005
Gebran Ghassan Tueni -December 12, 2005
Pierre Amin Gemayel -November 21, 2006
Walid Eido -June 13, 2007
Antoine GhanemSeptember 19, 2007

And he adds “Many of the anti-Syrian members of the government are in hiding.” Except Lebanon’s Parliament Majority leader Saad al-Hariri , Druze leader Walid Jumblatt and Christian leader of the Lebanese forces party Samir Geagea, who all were at the funeral.

In an interview in Le Monde, the Assistant to the UNSC for Legal Affairs, Nicolas Michel, has stated that “till the end of the year, there would be no tribunal for the Liban“, referring to the International Tribunal which must judge the culprits of the assasination of PM Rafik Hariri.

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