Inside the Imperial Tent Last November

Aimée Kligman at the Examiner relates information about the genesis of the current imperial debacle in Libya:

According to, the popular revolt which took seed in Benghazi, Libya last month had been planned by France’s secret services since November 2010. At the time, France drew the United Kingdom into its scheme as a partner, which now explains the earnest push with which both countries have exerted over action for a no-fly zone over Libya to help rebel forces. When the United States became involved in these discussions, it threw in its own objectives which included a counter-revolution in the Arab World as well as AFRICOM’s landing on the continent.

Just goes to show as ever – never trust a smiling imperialist.

Quote for the Day from @AboriginalOz: #ChampagneRacism Europeans have Nations. Africans and Indigenous peoples have Tribes. #

“We came to this country which was already populated by Arabs, and we are establishing a Hebrew, that is a Jewish, state here…Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages…There is not a single community in the country that did not have a former Arab population.” Israeli leader, Moshe Dayan, quoted in Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi’s “Original Sins.”

Palestine / Israel Links

Bi-partisan condemnation by zionist-infiltrated major parties in Australia against BDS is despicable

Noted from the figures below the story, that Israel imports 4 times the goods to Australia than Australia exports to Israel.

Let’s reduce our unhealthy trade balance!

I see the unnamed ‘An Israeli embassy spokeswoman’ has ‘urged the Greens to engage in dialogue rather than support boycotts, suggesting such a path would embolden radicals.

“Those who are behind the policy of singling out Israel through a boycott are clearly showing their true colours,” she said. “The whole boycott program strengthens the radicals in a lot of ways.

“A lot of people who support the boycotts have never read the BDS charter which states Israel should be just a one-state country.

“It does not support negotiations at all.”

This unnamed mossad agent needs to read the BDS resolution which doesn’t state Israel should be a one-state country. In Australia generally, compliance with international law is only an issue if the US says it is. And it ‘s Israel’s continued building of illegal settlements & #Occupation which make one state inevitable, not BDS.

My comment passed through the Australian’s gatekeeper:

‘The BDS resolution called for by Palestinian people who have suffered 63 years of dispossession of their lands and 44 years of brutal military occupation does not say “Israel should be just a one-state country”. The remarks by the “unnamed Israeli embassy spokeswoman” are lies. EVERYONE should read the resolution here – – to understand how politicians and public are being duped against supporting Palestinian justice and rights against a system of apartheid which leading South African anti-apartheidists say is worse than that of white South Africa. Compliance with international law is NOT radical. “These non-violent punitive measures should be maintained until Israel meets its obligation to recognize the Palestinian people`s inalienable right to self-determination and fully complies with the precepts of international law by: 1. Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall 2. Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and 3. Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194.”‘

BDS has endorsement not just from Marrickville Council but unions and other community organisations. The fact that it isn’t national Greens’ policy is a disgrace.
Speaking of Murdoch thuggery over Israel/Palestine
Time in Australia to pile onto anybody who speaks out against Israel
Irish Council offically twin with The Municipality Of Gaza
Interview with Israeli BDS activist Tali Shapiro: The fear of international isolation is shifting the discourse in Israel
AMP endorses Global BDS Movement in Commemoration of Land Day
Bi-partisan condemnation by zionist-infiltrated major parties in Australia against BDS is despicable
The current ‘one state’ reality in Israel/Palestine
Palestinian Man Murdered By Israeli Car In Jerusalem
Benjamin Netanyahu’s heart of darkness : outrageous lies
American Radical : The Film
Time for Regime Change in the Palestinian Authority – neocons call for another intervention
Racial Discrimination In Haredi Town Allegedly Payback For Sexual Abuse Victims Going To Police
Holes found in Pro-Zionist land theft panty protest – Palestinian sweatshop exploitation uncovered
Quintuple Hasbarah FAIL
DiManno: Libyan hospital reveals casualties of war
Protests drive Ahava out of Covent Garden
Are The Greens Ready For Hard Ball? – the thread continues
Cultural theft of Palestinian Land Day and Global BDS Day by the JNF
The corruption of innocence by Zionism and the pernicious hasbara of normalisation with apartheid : “Ten years in prison had not damaged me as deeply as Seeds of Peace had”.
Britain about to politicise the application of universal jurisdiction
Rattling the Cage: Israel is deporting kids – now

Asked how many children and parents were awaiting deportation in the new holding cells set up at Ben-Gurion Airport, the official said, “I don’t know, and I don’t know that we’re going to give out that information.”
During the interview, though, the official said “dozens” had been in the cells.

“Infiltration Bill” Passes First Reading without Debate
Stop the Wall release new report on Brazil’s military relations with Israel
All we need to know about racist Israeli politics
UN resolutions; only applicable to support our interests
“Justice” is Served, Israeli Occupation Style
Rawabi remains settler-colonial sub-contractor
Lod’s Growing Resistance to Ethnic Cleansing
Palestinian Rights Campaigners ‘Trash’ Veolia HQ
46% of Israeli teens: Revoke Arabs’ rights – Friedrich Ebert Foundation’s Youth Study reveals Israel’s teens think greatest threat to state is Jewish-Arab conflict, believe less in democratic values. As for who they trust most – IDF gets 93%
BDS and Beyond

It once seemed as though BDS could strengthen the hand of those Israeli Jews who favoured a period of consolidation around a 1967-variant Palestinian ‘state’. This is no longer the case.

For as long as Palestinians are calling for BDS, their request has to be honoured. But the revolutions sweeping the Arab world contain the whisper of a potentially new strategy for Palestinian liberation. More accurately, it is the rebirth of an older strategy that many thought dead and buried: mass action by progressive, democratic and secular forces across the Middle East to liberate all peoples of the region.

On this Land Day, perhaps supporters of the Palestinian cause outside the region can dare to dream of ways in which we can help catalyse that process.

(Israelis seem to labour under the apprehension that BDS is primarily aimed at them).
UN resolutions; only applicable to support our interests
Because if you can’t break the apartheid wall, dance on it..

Libya Links

After unscripted Arab drama, the west sneaks back on set – People were not rebelling solely against dictators but the economic model. Yet foreign interests may again be calling the shots
The West’s strategy in Libya – As the bombs continue to fall, the international community is scrambling to define its mission in Libya.
DiManno: Libyan hospital reveals casualties of war
The language of liberal war
you didn’t need to be an expert on Libya to know which way the wind was blowing… – I’m not the only one who had a very bad feeling about the Libyan ‘intervention’
WikiLeaks releases U.S. cable on Mussa Kussa

Libya foreign minister who just defected in London, suggesting he is man of “acumen” and intellect who we can work with. “He is Western-educated… and is seen as a strong supporter of re-engagement with the West…. Kussa is the rare Libyan official who embodies a combination of intellectual acumen, operational ability and political weight.”

Wikileaks Links

Bin Laden interviewer to speak at UVa
Chatting With Bradley Manning