Monday, September 01, 2014

Angry Arab denounces Meshal as having "the visage of a liar" and then wonders if Meshal's denial of hating Jews will be reported

You can't make this up:
Now that the war on Gaza is over although the siege and occupation of Gaza by Israel is not over, we can resume the discussion of Hamas and its lousy opportunistic leader, Khalid Mish`al. His statement yesterday was almost word-for-word dictated by his sponsors in Qatar. This is a man who has no political integrity and who offered his movement back in 2011 to the highest bidder, as was reported in Al-Quds Al-Arabi. His list of "thanks" yesterday was a lesson in political opportunism--he even thanked Kuwait and Oman for their stances on Palestine. This man is the Yasser Arafat of the Qatari government and his path will emulate that failed path of Arafat. If Hamas were to develop into a resistance movement in the full meaning of the world, this man has to be ousted. He is one of the worst Palestinian leaders in the history of the movement and has the visage of a liar when he speaks. However, he made a clear statement to Jews in the world yesterday stressing that his movement was not in any way hostile to Jews and Judaism. Was that reported in the US press, I wonder? Will that ever be reported in the US press, I wonder? I just woke up and I have not seen US papers.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Korean News: Obama "has refused even to remain a human being"

Who better to speak for all world progressive people?
On August 9, unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by Officer Darrell Wilson, a white policeman, in Ferguson City, Missouri State, the U.S.

Such serious racial discrimination in the U.S. sparked off world public uproar.

In this regard, Chae Mu Jin, a researcher at the Law Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences, told KCNA:

Fierce anti-racism protests are now taking place in across the United States over the death of black teenager. The world public termed this catastrophic situation a civil war.

However, President Obama has taken a carefree attitude toward the case, only expressing "regret."

His attitude angered the black community and all other people in the world. Protests remain strong in more than 100 cities of the U.S. and police ruthlessly crack down on protesters, leaving some of them wounded.

But, Obama is still keeping mum about the situation in his country, though he has talked much about other countries' "human rights performance".

This clearly shows that the U.S. call for "human rights" is no more than propaganda and Obama, its boss, is just a puppet without principle.

Obama, who has refused even to remain a human being to say nothing of a statesman, slandered the DPRK over "human rights" in cahoots with traitors to the nation during his trip of south Korea.

The Korean people will never forget such behavior and surely force him to pay dear price for it.
Meanwhile, "youth and students" had "dancing parties" to celebrate something called "Youth Day." Korean News reports: "They were filled with boundless glory and happiness being blessed with the illustrious leaders generation after generation." And all we have is Obama.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PressTV says Pals achieved lifting of blockade

The title is "Hezbollah praises Gaza resistance role in truce":
The Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has praised the role of the Palestinian resistance in reaching a truce deal with the Israeli regime. On Tuesday, the movement issued a statement, saying the will, steadfastness, and persistence of the resistance brought about the Palestinians’ victory against the Israelis.

The Egyptian-brokered deal would not have been achieved without the resistance and that Palestinians’ victory would lead up to more triumphs, the statement read.

The Lebanese movement also voiced congratulations to Gazans and extolled efforts to reach a consensus on the terms of the ceasefire.

The truce, which took effect in the war-torn sliver at 19:00 local time (1600 GMT), will rid the territory of its seven-year-old blockade.

The truce stipulates the removal of Israeli blockade as well as the provision of a guarantee that Palestinian demands will be met.

Israeli warplanes and tanks started pounding the blockaded enclave in early July, inflicting heavy losses on the Palestinian land.

Almost 1,450 Palestinians, mostly civilians, including women, children and the elderly, were killed in 50 days of the Israeli onslaught on Gaza. Around 11,000 others were injured.

Tel Aviv says 69 Israelis have been killed in the conflict, but Hamas puts the number at more than 150.
More on the great victory here.

Monday, August 25, 2014

PressTV discovers alliteration: "Palestine resistance retaliatory rockets rock Israeli cities"

Interesting mix of gloating and whining:
Palestinian resistance fighters in the besieged Gaza Strip have continued to fire rockets into Israel in retaliation for the relentless Israeli onslaught on the blockaded sliver.

The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, launched retaliatory rockets against several Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv, Sha'ar HaNegev and Sdot Negev, on Monday.

According to reports, four Israelis were injured in Ashdod.

Palestinian fighters also fired several rockets into the town of Eshkol, injuring at least one Israeli.

In addition, the resistance fighters launched attacks against a military base in the Negev Desert.

More than 2,130 Palestinians, including around 570 children, have been killed since Israel launched its onslaught on Gaza on July 8. Some 11,000 others have been wounded.

The United Nations says over 80 percent of the killed Palestinians have been civilians.

Nearly 400,000 Palestinian children are in immediate need of psychological help due to “catastrophic and tragic impact” of the Israeli war, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Tel Aviv says 68 Israelis have been killed in the conflict so far, but Hamas puts the number at more than 150.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

"Greetings to Kim Jong Un from Palestinian President" (Korean News)

It's a wonderful day in the axis-hood:
Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, received a message of greeting from Mahmoud Abbas, president of the State of Palestine and chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, on Friday.

The message said:

Pleased to join you in celebrating the day of the country's liberation achieved at the noblest sacrifice of your people, I hope for progress and prosperity wanted by your country and people on behalf of the state and people of Palestine and on my own behalf on this occasion.

We attach importance to the DPRK-Palestine relations with the decades-long history.

The DPRK is a true friend who offered all possible assistance to our struggle to terminate Israel's occupation.

I am sure that your country will invariably adhere to the principled stand to put an end to the ceaseless military attack by Israel on our people, the war crimes which should be settled accounts with and denounced worldwide.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Why are Hamas and Islamic Jihad announcing that all their demands are about to be met?

Here is the Guardian:
Hamas talks of 'real chance' for Gaza agreement with Israel As truce is extended, negotiator says Hamas doesn't want more death but will only sign deal that meets Palestinian demands . . .

Hamas believes there is a "real opportunity" to reach an agreement with Israel in Cairo negotiations to end the conflict in Gaza, saying it is "not interested in more bloodshed".

The positive signals from the Islamist organisation, which has fought a 30-day war with Israel, came after mediators brokered a five-day extension to the current ceasefire shortly before a midnight deadline on Wednesday. [...]

Egyptian mediators appeared to be striving for a two-part agreement. The initial deal would focus on easing Israeli restrictions on imports and exports, increasing the number of permits issued to Gazans to enter or travel through Israel, reducing the size of the no-go "buffer zone" inside Gaza's perimeter, and expanding the permitted fishing zone.

The second part, to follow some weeks later, would focus on Hamas's demands for a sea and airport, and the possible release of some Palestinian prisoners in exchange for the remains of two Israeli soldiers killed in the conflict which Hamas is believed to be holding as a bargaining tool. [...]
A "real chance" as long as we get everything we want. I thought this was just the Guardian taking nonsense seriously, but here is Arutz 7:
[...] An Egyptian truce proposal presented Tuesday "could lead directly to what we define as a breakthrough and give an answer to our demands," said the Hamas leader.

The Egyptian proposal offered an easing of the blockade on the Hamas terror enclave of Gaza, putting off larger Hamas demands such as a sea and airport, along with Israeli demands for a disarmament of Gaza, to be resolved in later discussions.

Confirming the Hamas leader's words, the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization's second-in-command Ziad Nahala said Thursday that a truce agreement is indeed imminent, and will include a guarantee to remove the blockade on Gaza.

Egypt talked Israel out of its security demands according to Nahala, who added that the discussions about a sea port or airport will be held a month after an initial truce agreement is signed. [...]
What gives?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

"IRGC Commander: Continued War Better Option for Palestinians" (Fars News)

If reports of a new ceasefire are correct, Hamas does not seem to be taking Iranian advice at the moment:
IRGC Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami said given the biased ceasefire plan proposed by Egypt, continued resistance and war against Israel is now the best possible option for the Palestinians, adding that Hamas enjoys hidden war equipment and capabilities which will be used in later stages of the war.

"The plan proposed by Egypt meets the Zionist regime's interests and is not acceptable as it seeks to disarm the resistance, but we know that the damage inflicted on the Palestinians by a ceasefire is more than war," Salami said in a live interview with Iran's state-run TV on Saturday night.

Stressing that the Zionist regime has been defeated in close-range and street war against Hamas and other Palestinian resistance groups, he said the Zionist army cannot move on the ground no matter Palestinian tunnels are there or not.

"Their fighter jets can just bomb the Palestinians, and these bombardments are responded by the resistance's missile attacks," he added.

He also referred to the Israeli "iron dome" missile shield built to intercept and destroy the Palestinian missiles, and said the shield has proved efficient in only 20% of cases.

Salami underlined that the resistance missiles now have a range of 160km which means that the entire occupied territories can be covered by the resistance missiles and the Zionist regime is not able to stand against the flood of Palestinian missiles.

He said that despite the advanced technologies and equipment that the Zionist regime enjoys and its extensive intelligence operations, the Palestinians have been able to dig hundreds of kilometers of tunnels and the resistance's key leaders have escaped assassination which shows the Palestinian resistance's intelligence maturity and superiority.

Salami referred to the situation in the West Bank, and said, "Certainly, the West Bank will move on the same track paved by the Gaza Strip and will certainly be armed and turned into a battle ground, of course, they are now fighting with stone but Gaza also fought with stone and now has acquired missiles and drones and this will also happen there."

He also pointed to the opposition of certain Arab states with the resistance, and said the resistance questions the legitimacy of the Arab regimes which want Palestine, Lebanon and Syria to be killed by the Zionist regime so that they can be a regional actor and retain their legitimacy.

"Commander: Hezbollah Ready to Storm Israel" (Fars News)

Meanwhile, the Iranian pro-regime press contributes bluster to the Hamas war-effort:
No Israeli in the occupied territories feels secure due to the Palestinian resistance's missiles, Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said, stressing that the Lebanese Hezbollah Movement is also ready to storm the Zionist regime by its high-precision missiles. "Today, all the residents in the occupied territories feel insecure and the security of the occupied territories is in an equation that on one side the powerful Hezbollah exists which is ready to storm the occupied territories and everyone knows the destruction power and preciseness of its weapons, and the other variable in this equation is the Palestinian resistance which has destroyed 11 tanks of the regime and damaged 48 others using good tactics, techniques, technologies, missiles, rockets and new weapons," Salami said in a live interview with Iran's state-run TV on Saturday night.

He underlined that the Zionist regime's failures started since the 33-day war against Hezbollah in Summer 2006, and then its failures continued in the wars on Gaza in 2008 and in 2012 which was faced with the Palestinians' more advanced weapons.

Salami, meantime, blasted certain Arab regional states for their opposition to the Palestinian resistance, and said, "The reason that the Zionist regime has chosen this opportunity for attacking Gaza is that they felt that the policies of the Arab regional states is more coordinated with the Zionist regime than the resistance."

He described Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan as three allies of Washington in the region whose policies are regulated based on the US and Israeli policies, and said the Americans have tried hard to replace the Zionists' threat to the region with the so-called Iran threat and create Iranophobia in the region.

They also sought to weaken and create instability in Syria in a move to undermine the resistance front, Salami added.

Hezbollah Leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah has vowed that his party will stand by the resistance in Gaza.

"Hezbollah and the Lebanese resistance will stand by the Palestinian people’s uprising and resistance in our heart, willpower, hope and destiny,"Nasrallah said in a speech in July.