Sunday, January 27, 2013

"Words do never work on the U.S. imperialists. I am eager to shower a fire on them at once" (Korean News)

Note the use of the word "annihilate":
The National Defence Commission (NDC) of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on Jan. 24 issued a statement declaring an all-out action against the United States after the adoption of the UNSC's recent "resolution".

The statement has enjoyed full support from all people of the country, including servicepersons. It also shows their will to turn out in the showdown with the U.S. imperialists.

Kim Yong Jin, an officer of the Korean People's Army, told KCNA:

"I am satisfied with the statement stressing that settling accounts with the U.S. needs to be done with force, not with words as it regards jungle law as the rule of its survival. This fully reflects the KPA's will to annihilate the enemies.

Words do never work on the U.S. imperialists. I am eager to shower a fire on them at once."

Ko Kyu U, a teacher of University of National Economy, said:

"I can not but deride the meaningless UN 'resolution', which was adopted at the initiative of the U.S.

Such anti-DPRK campaign at the UN reminds me of 'rats' gathering in a fable. As rats can not hang a bell on the neck of a cat though they may play the whole gamut of tricks, any attempt can never block the advance of the DPRK.

We will rise up in the all-out action to punish the U.S. and its followers now that they employ every conceivable means to stifle our country."

Friday, January 25, 2013

"Settling accounts with the U.S. needs to be done with force, not with words as it regards jungle law as the rule of its survival." (Korean News)

This statement has been getting a fair amount of coverage. Here it is from the Songun horse's mouth:
The National Defence Commission (NDC) of the DPRK in a statement Thursday solemnly declared its stand as follows as regards the unreasonable resolution that was adopted by the UN Security Council taking issue with the DPRK over its successful launch of satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2:

1. We flatly reject all the illegal resolutions on the DPRK adopted by the UN Security Council.

Along with the nationwide efforts to defend the sovereignty, the DPRK will continue launching peaceful satellites to outer space one after another.

2. As the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK has entered more dangerous phase, overall efforts should be directed to denuclearizing big powers including the U.S. rather than the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The U.S. is taking the lead in encroaching upon the sovereignty of the DPRK, its allies are siding with it and the UN Security Council has been reduced into an organization bereft of impartiality and balance. Under this situation the DPRK can not but declare that there will no longer exist the six-party talks and the September 19 joint statement.

No dialogue on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula will be possible in the future even though there may be dialogues and negotiations on ensuring peace and security in the region including the Korean Peninsula.

3. We will launch an all-out action to foil the hostile policy toward the DPRK being pursued by the U.S. and those dishonest forces following the U.S., and safeguard the sovereignty of the country and the nation.

The UN Security Council resolution on expanding sanctions against the DPRK, which was adopted on the initiative of the U.S., represents the most dangerous phase of the hostile policy toward the DPRK.

The drive for building an economic power being pushed forward by the army and people of the DPRK, the effort to conquer space that has entered a new phase and the endeavors to bolster the deterrence for safeguarding the country and defending its security will all orientate toward the purpose of winning in the all-out action for foiling the U.S. and all other hostile forces' maneuvers.

We do not hide that a variety of satellites and long-range rockets which will be launched by the DPRK one after another and a nuclear test of higher level which will be carried out by it in the upcoming all-out action, a new phase of the anti-U.S. struggle that has lasted century after century, will target against the U.S., the sworn enemy of the Korean people.

Settling accounts with the U.S. needs to be done with force, not with words as it regards jungle law as the rule of its survival.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Korean News: "This is the party lifestyle for loyalty which regards the devotedly defence of the headquarters of the revolution as the main mission and life and soul, steel-strong party lifestyle to work as required by the party rules and voluntary party lifestyle to carry out any work unfailingly any time and in any place, without being known to anyone."

I sometimes describe this kind of writing using the phrase "totalitarian sentence structure." What do I mean by that? Read on:
The party cells serve as cornerstones upholding the Workers' Party of Korea and its might represents the fighting capability of the party cells, says Rodong Sinmun Monday in a bylined article.

It goes on:

The party cells are the grassroots fortress to cement the organizational and ideological unity and cohesion of the whole party centered on the leader, the main combat unit of the party which organizes and mobilizes party members and other people for implementing the party's line and policies and the main unit linking the party and the masses with blood ties.

The revolutionary and well-regulated party lifestyle is established in our party. This is the party lifestyle for loyalty which regards the devotedly defence of the headquarters of the revolution as the main mission and life and soul, steel-strong party lifestyle to work as required by the party rules and voluntary party lifestyle to carry out any work unfailingly any time and in any place, without being known to anyone.

As such party lifestyle is prevailing in any party cell, the WPK is demonstrating its might as an invincible party that gives steady continuity to the tradition of the single-minded unity.

There are many party cells which share weal and woe with masses after going deep among them, take care of frame of their minds out of mother's feelings and let the party's loving care reach masses.

As long as all party cells successfully carry out their functions and roles, no force on earth can break the single-minded unity of Songun Korea where the party and the people are linked with the same blood ties.

Invariable are the aspiration and will of the party cells which take the lead in carrying out the revolutionary cause of the party and that of Juche as the fortress and shield devotedly defending the party, concludes the article.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Fetzer is back at PressTV and Netanyahu was "behind 9/11"

When we last met James Fetzer at PressTV, he was blaming Israel for Sandy Hook. He isn't exactly striking a blow for sanity here:
A political analyst says that we are seeing play out of a Machiavellian plot to continue the American presence in the Middle East as part of the neo-con agenda that has warped American foreign policy for over a decade.

The comments came after US Senator John McCain said Washington should do more to help militants fighting government forces in Syria. McCain made the remarks in a meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres in al-Quds (Jerusalem) on Saturday.

Press TV has conducted an interview with James Fetzer, Veterans Today, to further discuss the issue. What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.

Press TV: It seems the US is pushing for regime change in Syria. Why not give dialogue a chance?

Fetzer: Well that is a very good question. John McCain is notorious for doing his little rendition of the Beach Boys song bomb, bomb, bomb Iran, it is disgusting. Iran is a peace loving country and has not attacked any other country for more than three hundred years that John McCain should say such outrageous things is disgusting and corrupt and immoral.

While the administration recognized the Syrian opposition council last month as a legitimate representative of the Syrian people, it provided no new legal basis to give weapons to Syrian rebels or to intervene.

The UN Charter prohibits member states from using force against or any intervening in the internal affairs of other states unless authorized by the UN Security Council or justified by self defense. Neither of those applies here.

Washington is in a hard way trying to figure out a way to do something it should have been doing in the first place.

Press TV: NATO is becoming physically involved in the crisis - with troops and equipment on the ground there near the Turkish border. How much are we are going to see a Libya-style invasion of Syria by NATO?

Fetzer: Well I think that is a very good question because as Wesley Clark reported when he returned to Washington from NATO Headquarters where he had been superior commander after 9/11 he was presented with a program to destabilize seven countries in the Middle East in the next five years beginning with Iraq, Afghanistan and of course Libya and indeed Syria and Iran.

I am afraid we are seeing play out of a Machiavellian plot to continue this American presence in the Middle East as part of the neo-con agenda that has warped American foreign policy for nearly, well actually over a decade now.

Press TV: Some observers say that Israel might be involved in this crisis. How much do you see this held true?

Fetzer: Well very powerfully Benjamin Netanyahu is all for. He was behind 9/11, the MOSSAD made a major contribution. The whole idea was to destabilize the modern sophisticated Arab states so that Israel could have an unchallenged hegemony over the Middle East.

That is still his agenda although many more seen through it. It is very, very unfortunate but in a recent article by John Belanger the third, in the Washington Post he suggested that there might not be a legal justification for entering the fray it could be done on moral grounds, that is preposterous with respect between nations is essence of moral relations internationally and the United States is doing nothing but violate legal and moral maxims worldwide in becoming the most despised and aggressive state in the world, sad to say.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Angry Arab's latest rant about Israel

A link on the word "funny" points to a NY times article on Israeli elections. AA's post is entitled "How Israel is viewed in the US":
Israeli comedians are always funny, its poets are always talented, its writers are always brilliant, its politicians are always gifted, its people are always wonderful, its army is always humane even when butchering children, its courts are always fair even when ruling for apartheid, its women are always beautiful, its children are always cute, its culture is always vibrant, its diplomats are always skilled. There is no sense in talking about Israel in the US.
Is the NY Times article supposed to illustrate what AA is talking about? Read it and see what you think.

"US planned 9/11 attacks to invade Middle East: Iran cmdr." (PressTV-Iran)

Considering much of their recent output, this is one of their relatively sane moments:
A senior Iranian commander says the United States planned the 9/11 terrorist attacks to use them as pretext to invade the energy-rich Middle East.

“The US, looking for a pretext to invade the Middle East, masterminded the 9/11 incident and pointed an accusing finger at Muslim countries,” Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan said on Saturday.

Pourdastan added that following the fall of the Soviet Union, the US introduced itself as the world’s sole superpower and moved to instill the new world order to prove its supremacy.

The Iranian commander noted that the US later found its geopolitical policies a failure and decided to follow a geo-economic policy and control the world’s energy resources, 60 percent of which was located in the Middle East.

“To achieve that goal, they launched preemptive attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq, and Iran was their next target, but wise policies adopted by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei along with the unity of the Iranian nation prevented them from achieving their objective,” Pourdastan said.

On September 11, 2001, a series of coordinated attacks were carried out in the United States leaving almost 3,000 people dead.

The US, under the administration of former President George W. Bush, invaded Afghanistan in 2001 after claiming that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by members of al-Qaeda harbored by the then Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

The US also attacked Iraq in 2003 claiming that the Middle Eastern country was in possession of weapons of mass destruction. Washington’s wars on Iraq and Afghanistan have claimed the lives of more than a million people.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

PressTV: "British royal family propagates Islamophobic sentiments"

Iranian news articles are often vague, but this one must set some sort of record. What, for instance, are "British scientific bodies affiliated to the country’s royal apparatus"?
The history of Islam has gone through sensitive ears in the British Isles, the largest island in Europe, during the reign of rulers such as George Orwell and Elizabeth II, marked with a rise in Islamophobic sentiments.

The UK’s royal system has adopted the same discriminatory approach vis-à-vis Muslims, it used to exercise against the black population or other minorities of the country.

This means that the British monarchy has always been treating Muslims with some degree of discrimination and bigotry as compared to the white society of the nation.

To this end, the British scientific bodies affiliated to the country’s royal apparatus have always been threatening sociologists and historians not to refer to the royal family’s discriminatory approach towards Muslims.

In 1583 A.D., the British ruler at the time ordered his agents to employ as salves many Muslims from countries such as India, Morocco, and some nations affiliated to the Ottoman empire. The monarchs even used to force Muslims to convert to Christianity against their will.

In 1725, many Muslims were brought to Britain from North Africa to be employed as slaves by the country’s royal family.

Throughout history, the British rulers have been pursuing Islamophobic policies to prevent the spread of Islam across Europe.

Such sentiments are so strong in the West, Britain in particular, that the term 'Islamophobia' does not adequately express the full range and depth of antipathy towards Islam and Muslims.

Attitudes and policies towards Muslims in Britain and Europe have a mixture of dread (phobia) and outright racism.

Monday, January 07, 2013

PressTV (Iran): "Zionists massacred Jews across the globe "

A link to this article uses the shorter title: "Zionists carried out Holocaust":
Zionists are not only blamed by many Jewish rabbis and the Jews themselves for the atrocities carried out against Jews in Europe in the Holocaust.

Zionist in Israel are also blamed for what is called a Holocaust that took place in what we know now as Israel, after the supposedly “Jewish” state and homeland for the Jews was established. [...]
This other "Holocaust" turns out to be Operation Magic Carpet (!), the rescue of the Jews of Yemen. The rest of the article is largely filled out with Neturei Karta material. "Dr. Anisa Abd el Fattah," the one who cobbled the article together, concludes:
These testimonies show clearly that there was never an intent to establish a religious “Jewish” homeland in Palestine for all Jews. There are also other facts that completely negate the false premises upon which Zionists have been allowed to illegally occupy and colonize Palestine, The world has likely been subjected to a very sophisticated, yet very sinister Zionist hoax.

When we count the cost of this hoax in lives, money, time and resources we get an idea of how serious the problem we are faced with really is. We should also ascertain from these facts that the present situation is no longer sustainable and that we are urgently in need of a solution that will result in the dismantlement of the Zionist political entity in Palestine. The UN must demand an investigation into the issue of persecution and Zionist Israeli Holocaust against the Jews of Yemen and Israel must be held accountable for this horrible and reprehensible crime. Many Yemeni children were kidnapped, adopted out to European families and even perhaps murdered, yet Israel has never been made to answer the charge of genocide against Yemen's Jews or to account for the missing children.
Another day, another dose of crazy propaganda.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

PressTV (Iran): "Zionist- controlled media spread violence across US: Mark Glenn"

Yet another PressTV article blaming "Zionists" for Sandy Hook. The Iranian press has been this sort of cesspool for years, but has there been a slight uptick lately?
An analyst says for generations Americans have been deliberately fed, through Zionist media, violence as a virtue to diminish resistance against war for Israel.

In the background of this we have over the past month seen renewed debate about guns in America and gun control laws after 20 small children were shot dead at an elementary school in Connecticut by one mentally unstable individual. Psychological drugs may also have been involved. The intensity of debate over guns, however, has virtually sidelined the issue of devastating side effects from pharmaceutical drugs pushed for profit throughout the US. And of course America’s violent culture has not been raised as an issue to be addressed.

Press TV has interviewed Mr. Mark Glenn, Crescent & Cross Solidarity Movement, Idaho about this issue. The following is an approximate transcription of the interview.

Press TV: With the rise in gun violence in the US in shooting incidence it still seems there’s a rise in the purchase of guns, too.

Should people be defending themselves or is it the police who should be doing something about it?

Glenn: Well, the police cannot be everywhere at all times to protect people.

The problem here is human nature and particularly in the United States you’re dealing with a society that has been deliberately - deliberately - bred to embrace violence and to see violence as something of a religion.

My personal theory is that this has been done over the course of not just years or decades, but generations as a result of the Zionist control of our media in order to create a nation of people who would be willing to go to war against a billion and a half Muslims for a century if need be. And so this is the problem.

It’s not just the access to deadly weapons, after all, this is the same argument that Israel uses in order to demonize Iran. They say that if Iran has a nuclear weapons program then that means Iran is going to come and wipe Israel off the map and this is just simply not the case.

It comes from embracing violence; seeing violence as something of a virtue and if you take the guns out of the equation they will use some other method for inflicting violence whether it’s knives or baseball bats or even cars.

So the problem here is that we have a society that has lost its moral compass; deliberately so, we’ve been psychologically conditioned in order to be a very violent and militaristic society and I think the persons responsible for doing this conditioning did this with the sole purpose of bringing about this clash of civilizations so that Americans will not have a problem with going and murdering millions and millions of people in the Middle East.

Press TV: How much of a change can we expect to see in America’s gun laws and gun culture?

Glenn: I don’t think there is going to be much change at all. There will be some feel-good sound-good legislation that’s passed; but principally things will remain the same here.

There are just as many guns in America as there are cars. And Americans understand that they live in a violent society and they’re not going to be wiling to give up that one means of self protection that they have any time soon.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

PressTV (Iran):"For decades, the Jewish Mafia has been reengineering the nation’s institutional infrastructure in order to wage a political and economic war exclusively against Americans of White, Christian, European ancestry."

It is funny to think that the Iranian regime sometimes pretends to be progressive. This article, entitled "Jewish Mafia tied to death of America," laments that "White Americans are discouraged from developing a sense of pride and self-worth." Completely orthodox neo-Nazi propaganda:
[...]Today, multiculturalism, feminism, gay and lesbianism, affirmative action and political correctness have overwhelmed America. The result of this war on US society has been socioeconomic decay, gender confusion and the breakdown of the family unit. The Jewish Mafia’s media-entertainment complex has been the primary weapon utilized in this socioeconomic war against America.

The masses have been coerced by various means to accept dangerous ideals which threaten the nation. For decades, the Jewish Mafia has been reengineering the nation’s institutional infrastructure in order to wage a political and economic war exclusively against Americans of White, Christian, European ancestry. Black pride, Mexican pride and Asian pride are emphasized and encouraged in the school system. In contrast, White Americans are discouraged from developing a sense of pride and self-worth. Under the rule of the Jewish Mafia, America’s educational establishment is now teaching students that race does not exist. [...]
There is a lot more in the same vein if you have the stomach for it.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

"Al-Qaeda, Israel’s Trojan horse in Middle East" (PressTV-Iran)

I think they are getting close to a comprehensive theory explaining the entire universe:
An Iranian lawmaker says the Taliban and Al-Qaeda militant groups are playing the role of Trojan horse for the Zionist regime in the Middle East.

“The Zionist regime has become the largest training base for active terrorists in the Middle East region and the footprint of this sinister regime can be easily traced in recent terrorist operations,” Mohammad-Hassan Asafari, member of Iran Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said on Tuesday.

Referring to the al-Qaeda’s presence in Syria, the lawmaker said the group’s terrorist activities in the Arab country are apparent evidence to their close relationship with the US government.

Asafari emphasized that thousands of al-Qaeda-linked terrorists from Saudi Arabia, Libya, Jordan and other countries have entered Syria in recent months to fight against the Syrian government and have been provided with intelligence support by the Israeli regime.

Syria has been the scene of unrest since early 2011 and has witnessed the deaths of many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel in the violence.

Damascus blames Western countries and some of their regional allies for fueling the crisis in the country, and reports indicate that a large number of militants fighting the Syrian government are foreign nationals.

A recent UN report revealed that militants, mostly extremist Salafists, have infiltrated Syria from 29 countries to fight against the Damascus government.