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VIRAL CAPITALISM .

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TRUTH ABOUT GADDAFI .

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‘War for Libyan oil planned long ago, no one cares about people’

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الضمير العربي

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Hey my friend hey human here or anywhere
I am sending you my message to cover with it the sadness

We build by millions with justice and faith
Let me and u build the world with safety

People hearts dead..gallantry dead inside us
Maybe we forget a day that arabs are brothers

We said the ray of light in our first dream
Reaches a sky and seas not more for sorrow

It`ve been lait `cause the night let the conscience dumb
If there isn`t but just one day we should dream

People hearts dead..gallantry dead inside us
Maybe we forget a day that arabs are brothers

The origin of people is a human being and all prophets are brotheres
Musaa and eisaa and Mohammed refuses the aggression

They refuse our disgrace they glorify the human
Allah is love `cause Allah is peace

People hearts dead..gallantry dead inside us
Maybe we forget a day that arabs are brothers

Kids..old men..ladies screaming and no one hears
Corpses..bloods..martyrs..and the conscience of the world is lost

People hearts dead..gallantry dead inside us
Maybe we forget a day that arabs are brothers

I refuse ur domination under the cover of freedom
I refuse ur opinion ur advices in the name of democracy

Freedom is not a grant you give me as a favor
Our willpower will erase the misfortune wake up hey arab nation

People hearts dead..gallantry dead inside us
Maybe we forget a day that arabs are brothers

Their game is to enchanting us and we should be awake
Enchanting and its fire so we have to be awake

Dont say muslim or christian we are all one and brothers
Dont say sonni or she`ei we all calls lebanon

People hearts dead..gallantry dead inside us
Maybe we forget a day that arabs are brothers

We used to take care of our neighbors rights
This feel goes strong without a decision

We cry and people tears are blood without lying
And if the feelings sleep what`ll crying do

People hearts dead..gallantry dead inside us
Maybe we forget a day that arabs are brothers

The feeling dead inside us or we are whom deads?
Or do our hearts full of sadness and mazes?

The weapons of denounces with us carried to a time of crisis
And people is suffering with us in a beginnings without ending

People hearts dead..gallantry dead inside us
Maybe we forget a day that arabs are brothers

Wake up my brother in blood and get the power up
And scream and say with mouth .the top never ubsents

We`ll risest what ever they say terror or aggression
Our hearts will never calm down until we meet the failures

People hearts dead..gallantry dead inside us
Maybe we forget a day that arabs are brothers

Ghazza..baghdad..beirut..sadness is everywhere
Our resolution never die..it`ll be strong with faith

We r all brothers in a crisis and one hand against the enemy
We r all awake to thier enchanting and we r all for the homeland

People hearts dead..gallantry dead inside us
Maybe we forget a day that arabs are brothers

peace is never been a dreams we saw in a sleep
injustice is everywhere plz people stop talking

how will we live safety how`ll we live in peace
and your north lebanon planting the torpedos

people hearts dead..gallantry dead inside us
maybe we forget a day that arabs are brothers

the sun will never rise what ever the children dies
the pain will be pleasant at last and lebanon will refresh

lebanon will back more beautiful and will stay forever
palastines land will continue and the rights will back to iraqis

people hearts dead..gallantry dead inside us
maybe we forget a day that arabs are brothers

hey arab brothers we get like strangers
hey our arabian silance help this absent is enough

raise ur heads above let the speach
taste the conscience hey arabs..its impossible you die

people hearts dead..gallantry dead inside us
maybe we forget a day that arabs are brothers

Allah Allah enemy enchants us
i call you Allah never disappointe our prays

wake the arabian conscience and reback the feelings
erase up the misory wake the peopls conscience

people hearts dead..gallantry dead inside us
maybe we forget a day that arabs are brothers

 

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يا صاحبي يا إنسان هنا او في اي مكان
ببعث رسالتي ليك نطوي بها الاحزان

نبني مع الملايين بالعدل والايمان
يلا انا وانت نبني العالم امان

ماتت قلوب الناس ماتت بنا النخوة
يمكن نسينا في يوم إن العرب اخوة

قلنا شعاع النور في حلمنا الأول
يوصل سما وبحور لا للاسف اطول

طول لان الليل خلى الضمير أبكم
لو باقي فينا يوم لابد أن نحلم

ماتت قلوب الناس ماتت بنا النخوة
يمكن نسينا في يوم إن العرب اخوة

أصل البشر إنسان كل الرسل اخوان
موسى وعيسى ومحمد بيرفضوا العدوان

وبيرفضوا ذلنا بيمجدوا الانسان
الله هو المحبة لانه هو السلام

ماتت قلوب الناس ماتت بنا النخوة
يمكن نسينا في يوم إن العرب اخوة

اطفال شيوخ نساء تصرخ ومحدش سامع
اشلاء دماء شهداء وضمير العالم ضايع

ماتت قلوب الناس ماتت بنا النخوة
يمكن نسينا في يوم إن العرب اخوة

انا رافضة انا هيمنتك تحت ستار الحرية
انا رافضة رايك نصحك باسم الدمقراطية

الحرية مش منحة تتفضل بيها عليا
ارادتنا تمحي المحنة اصحي يا امة يا عربية

ماتت قلوب الناس ماتت بنا النخوة
يمكن نسينا في يوم إن العرب اخوة

لعبتهم هي الفتنة ولازم نكون صاحيين
الفتنة ونار الفتنة ولابد نكون واعيين

لا تقول مسلم ومسيحي كلنا واحد اخوان
لا تقول سني ولا شيعي كلنا اسمنا لبنان

ماتت قلوب الناس ماتت بنا النخوة
يمكن نسينا في يوم إن العرب اخوة

هي عادة فينا نرعى حقوق الجار
هذه الشعور غدت عزم بغير قرار

نبكي ودمع الناس دم بغير رياء
فإذا غفى الإحساس ماذا يفيذ بكاء

ماتت قلوب الناس ماتت بنا النخوة
يمكن نسينا في يوم إن العرب اخوة

مات الاحساس جوانا ولا احنا اللي اموات
ولا قلوبنا مليانه بالحزن والمتاهات

سلاح الشجب معانه شايلينه للازمات
والناس بتعاني معانا بدايات من غير نهايات

ماتت قلوب الناس ماتت بنا النخوة
يمكن نسينا في يوم إن العرب اخوة

قوم يا اخي بالدم واستنهض الهمة
واصرخ وقل بالفم ماغاب في القمة

سنقاوم مهما قالوا ارهابا او عدوان
لن يهدأ قلب فينا حتى نلقى الجبناء

ماتت قلوب الناس ماتت بنا النخوة
يمكن نسينا في يوم إن العرب اخوة

غزة بغداد بيروت الحزن في كل مكان
عزيمتنا لا ماتموت راح تقوى بالايمان

كلنا اخوان في الازمه ايد وحده على العدوان
كلنا واعيين للفتنه كلنا ملك للاوطان

ماتت قلوب الناس ماتت بنا النخوة
يمكن نسينا في يوم إن العرب اخوة

عمر السلام ماكان احلام بنشوفها منام
الظلم في كل مكان ياناس كفاية كلام

ازاي حنعيش في امان ازاي حنعيش في سلام
وانت في جنوب لبنان زارع ارضنا الغام

ماتت قلوب الناس ماتت بنا النخوة
يمكن نسينا في يوم إن العرب اخوة

الشمس مش هتغيب مهما يموتوا الاطفال
الجرح مصيره يطيب لبنان ولا داري كان

حيرجع لبنان اجمل وهيفضل ديما باقي
ارض فلسطين هتكمل والحق يعود لعراقي

ماتت قلوب الناس ماتت بنا النخوة
يمكن نسينا في يوم إن العرب اخوة

ياخوية يا عربي احنا بقينا غراب
يا صمتنا العربي انقد كفاية غياب

ارفع جبينك فوق خلي الكلام
ذوق يا ضميرنا يا عربي مو حال موتك مو حال

ماتت قلوب الناس ماتت بنا النخوة
يمكن نسينا في يوم إن العرب اخوة

الله يا الله عاذوا بنا الاعداء
ناديت يا الله ماخاب فيك رجاء

أيقظ ضمير الأمة رجع لها الإحساس
يا رافع الغمة صحي ضمير الناس

ماتت قلوب الناس ماتت بنا النخوة
يمكن نسينا في يوم إن العرب اخوة

Evidence of Inaction (Genocide in Rwanda – 1994)

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On April 6, 1994, Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana’s personal plane, a gift from French president Francois Mitterand, was shot down as it returned to Rwanda, killing Habyarimana, Burundian president Cyprien Ntarymira, and members of their entourages.  The two presidents were returning from Tanzania, where they’d met with regional leaders concerning events in Burundi.  Habyarimana himself was pressed to implement the power-sharing Arusha Accord his government had concluded with the rebel Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) in August 1993, which capped three years of war, cease-fires and negotiations.  To do so, however, would mean the effective end of his 20-year, one-party rule over Rwandan politics and society.  Extremists in the military and government bitterly opposed the accord; they are the likely culprits in his assassination.  Within an hour of the plane crash, the Presidential Guard, elements of the Rwandan armed forces (FAR) and extremist militia (Interahamwe andImpuzamugambi) set up roadblocks and barricades and began the organized slaughter, starting in the capital Kigali, of nearly one million Rwandans in 100 days time.  Their first targets were those most likely to resist the plan of genocide: the opposition Prime Minister, the president of the constitutional court, priests, leaders of the Liberal Party and Social Democratic Party, the Information Minister, and tellingly, the negotiator of the Arusha Accord.  Those who hesitated to join the campaign, such as the governor of a southern province, were quickly removed from positions of influence or killed.  As a US intelligence analyst noted in late April,

“The plan appears to have been to wipe out any RPF ally or potential ally, and thus raise the costs and limit the possibility of an RPF/Tutsi takeover… No end to the unprecedented bloodshed is yet in sight.”  (US Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Intelligence Assessment, “Roots of the Violence in Rwanda”, April 29, 1994)

As the killing intensified, the international community deserted Rwanda.  Western nations landed troops in Rwanda or Burundi in the first week to evacuate their citizens, did so, and left.  The UN mission (UNAMIR), created in October 1993 to keep the peace and assist the governmental transition in Rwanda, sought to intervene between the killers and civilians.  It also tried to mediate between the RPF and the Rwandan army after the RPF struck from Rwanda to protect Tutsi and rescue their battalion encamped in Kigali as part of the Accord.  On April 21, 1994, the United Nations Security Council, at the behest of the United States—which had no troops in Rwanda—Belgium, and others, voted to withdraw all but a remnant of UNAMIR.  The Security Council took this vote and others concerning Rwanda even as the representative of the genocidal regime sat amongst them as a non-permanent member.  After human rights, media, and diplomatic reports of the carnage mounted, the UN met and debated and finally arrived at a compromise response on May 16.  UNAMIR II, as it was to be known, would be a more robust force of 5,500 troops.  Again, however, the world failed to deliver, as the full complement of troops and materiel would not arrive in Rwanda until months after the genocide ended.  Faced with the UN’s delay, but also concerned about its image as a former patron and arms supplier of the Habyarimana regime, France announced on June 15 that it would intervene to stop the killing.  In a June 22 vote, the UN Security Council gave its blessing to this intervention; that same day, French troops entered Rwanda from Zaire.  While intending a wider intervention, confronted with the RPF’s rapid advance across Rwanda, the French set up a “humanitarian zone” in the southwest corner of Rwanda.  Their intervention succeeded in saving tens of thousands of Tutsi lives; it also facilitated the safe exit of many of the genocide’s plotters, who were allies of the French.

 

On July 4, the RPF took the capital, Kigali; two weeks later, it announced a new government comprised of RPF leaders and ministers previously selected for the transition government called for in the Arusha Accord.  With the RPF’s takeover, and with the encouragement of extremist radio, Rwandans implicated in the slaughter, their relatives and those who feared the arrival of the RPF, fled to neighboring countries.  In the end, the extremists killed nearly one million Rwandans, approximately one-tenth of the population.  Were it not for the RPF’s military prowess, the genocide would have continued.

Despite overwhelming evidence of genocide and knowledge as to its perpetrators, United States officials decided against taking a leading role in confronting the slaughter in Rwanda.  Rather, US officials confined themselves to public statements, diplomatic demarches, initiatives for a ceasefire, and attempts to contact both the interim government perpetrating the killing and the RPF.  The US did use its influence, however, at the United Nations, but did so to discourage a robust UN response (Document 4 and Document 13).  In late July, however, with the evidence of genocide littering the ground in Rwanda, the US did launch substantial operations—again, in a supporting role—to assist humanitarian relief efforts for those displaced by the genocide.


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Document 1
Facsimile from Maj. Gen. Romeo Dallaire, Force Commander, United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda, to Maj. Gen. Maurice Baril, United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, “Request for Protection for Informant”, January 11, 1994.
Source: US House of Representatives, Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights, “Hearing: Rwanda: Genocide and the Continuing Cycle of Violence”, May 5, 1998

In this notorious “genocide fax” (originally published in The New Yorker), Gen. Dallaire warns UN peacekeeping officials—Maj. Gen. Maurice Baril, the military adviser to Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, and Kofi Annan, who at the time was Under Secretary General for PKO (peacekeeping operations) and is now UN Secretary General—of the existence of arms caches, a plot to assassinate Belgian UN peacekeepers and Rwandan members of parliament, and the existence of lists of Tutsis to be killed.  Dallaire informs New York of his intention to raid the caches, but foreshadowing later developments, Annan and DPKO official Iqbal Riza refuse the request, citing UNAMIR’s limited mandate.  Instead, they order Dallaire to apprise the president of Rwanda of the informant’s allegations, despite the fact that the arms caches and assassination plan are the work of those close to the president.  On April 7, the day after the shoot down of the President’s plane, members of the Presidential Guard carry out this plan, torturing, killing, and mutilating 10 Belgian soldiers in the UN contingent protecting the Prime Minister, who was also their target.  As foreseen by the plan’s authors, Belgium quickly withdrew their contingent from UNAMIR, breaking the backbone of the force.  Within two weeks, the UN Security Council voted to reduce UNAMIR to a token presence, removing the last impediment to the slaughter.

Document 2
Memorandum from Prudence Bushnell, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, through Peter Tarnoff, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, to Secretary of State Warren Christopher, “Death of Rwandan and Burundian Presidents in Plane Crash Outside Kigali”, April 6, 1994.  Limited Official Use
Source: Freedom of Information Act release by the US Department of State

Bushnell, the State Department’s number two official for Africa matters, who would lead the State Department’s initial day-to-day efforts during the genocide, advises Secretary of State Warren Christopher of the assassination of Rwandan president Habyarimana and Burundian president Ntaryamira.  Bushnell alerts Christopher that “widespread violence” is likely upon the death of the president.  Ominously, she reports that “the military intend(s) to take over power temporarily”, and that they are “very resistant to working with the current (interim) Prime Minister”.  Indeed, the Prime Minister, Agathe Uwilingiyama, a member of the opposition MDR party, will be assassinated by members of the Presidential Guard the following day.

Document 3
Memorandum from Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East/Africa, through Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, to Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, “Talking Points On Rwanda/Burundi”, April 11, 1994.  Confidential.
Source: Freedom of Information Act release by the Office of the Secretary of Defense

This document—apparently produced as a briefer for a dinner between Under Secretary Frank Wisner, the third ranking official at the Pentagon, and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger—shows the Pentagon’s candid assessment about events in Rwanda only five days after the shoot down of the Rwandan president’s plane.  Pentagon Africa analysts conclude: if the peace process fails, “a massive bloodbath (hundreds of thousands of deaths) will ensue”; the “UN will likely withdraw all forces”; and the US will not get involved “until peace is restored”.  That these shocking details are offered as dinner conversation reveals the extent to which Pentagon analysts accepted it as inevitable.

Document 4
US Department of State, cable number 099440, to US Mission to the United Nations, New York, “Talking Points for UNAMIR Withdrawal”, April 15, 1994.   Confidential.
Source: Freedom of Information Act release by Department of State

This telegram forwards Department of State guidance to the US Mission to the UN in New York instructing US diplomats there that “the international community must give highest priority to full, orderly withdrawal of all UNAMIR personnel as soon as possible.”  Advising that this withdrawal does not require a UN Security Council resolution—which would have likely focused international criticism—the Department instructs the mission “that we will oppose any effort at this time to preserve a UNAMIR presence in Rwanda.”  April 15 was the first of two days of UN Security Council debate on next steps in Rwanda—for which the Rwandan ambassador was present and about which he reported back to the interim government in Rwanda.  Over that same weekend, aware the UN Security Council was in retreat, the interim Council of Ministers, the genocide’s architects, met in Kigali and decided to take the program of extermination to the rest of the country.

Document 5
Press Release, Office of the Press Secretary, The White House, “Statement by the Press Secretary”, April 22, 1994.  Non-classified.
Source: Freedom of Information Act release by the Department of State

Many consider this statement by the White House—done at the urging of Human Rights Watch—as the penultimate US initiative during the genocide.  In naming and calling on four Rwandan military leaders to “end the violence”, it is probably the sole example of high-level attention—however brief—trained on officials involved in the genocide.

Document 6
Discussion Paper, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East/Africa Region, Department of Defense, May 1, 1994.  Secret.
Source: Freedom of Information Act release by Office of the Secretary of Defense

A product of an intra-agency process comprised of working level Pentagon action officers with expertise in African affairs, humanitarian and refugee affairs, public affairs, and special operations, and also officials of the Joint Staff’s Strategic Plans and Policy division, this memo for the record provides an inside glimpse at the various goals, options and tactics discussed at a meeting of officials charged with day-to-day responsibility for the Rwanda crisis.  It is filled with cautions against the US becoming committed to action.  Genocide comes up in the discussion: “Be Careful.  Legal at State was worried about this yesterday—Genocide finding could commit USG to “do something”.

Document 7
US Department of State, cable number 113672, to US Embassy Bujumbura and US Embassy Dar es Salaam, “DAS Bushnell Tells Col. Bagosora to Stop the Killings”, April 29, 1994.  Limited Official Use.
Source: Freedom of Information Act release by the Department of State

State Department officials at the working level contacted Rwandan officials regularly to urge an end to the killing—to little effect.  In this cable, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Prudence Bushnell challenges Col. Theoneste Bagosora, cabinet director in Rwanda’s Ministry of Defense and the coordinator of the genocide, as to who is responsible for the massacres.  Ironically, his call for a cease-fire echoes the US call for the same, albeit for very different reasons.  The telegram also highlights the US government’s pre-occupation with returning to a “peace process”, when much of Rwanda is littered with corpses.

Document 8
Memorandum for the Vice President, et. al., “PDD 25: U.S. Policy on Reforming Multilateral Peace Operations”, May 3, 1994. Confidential with Secret attachment.
Source: Mandatory Declassification Review release by the National Security Council
Document 9
White paper, Department of State, “The Clinton Administration’s Policy on Reforming Multilateral Peace Operations”, May 1994.  Non-classified.
Source: Mandatory Declassification Review release by the National Security Council

Presidential Decision Directive 25 guides US government policy on peacekeeping operations, setting forth criteria that must be met before US participation can occur.  The document stipulates three different sets of criteria depending on the anticipated level of engagement.  One of the most controversial policy documents of the Clinton Administration’s first term, this directive was under development for more than a year, and during the review was the subject of bureaucratic infighting, leaks to the press, and strong Congressional criticism.  While much information in the directive itself remains classified, the State Department issued an executive summary as a “white paper”, which spells out the thresholds and criteria for US involvement in peace operations.

Document 10
Memorandum from Under Secretary of Defense for Policy to Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security, National Security Council, “Rwanda: Jamming Civilian Radio Broadcasts”, May 5, 1994.  Confidential.
Source: Freedom of Information Act release by the Office of the Secretary of Defense

As the carnage continued and a robust response by the US or others was not forthcoming, human rights groups, members of Congress, and others urged the Clinton Administration to counter or “jam” extremist radio broadcasts in Rwanda.  These broadcasts spread fear amongst the Rwandan populace, urged participation in the killing, shamed those who sought not to participate, and in many cases, specifically named and provided the whereabouts of those to be killed.  As such, the radio broadcasts were essential to the fulfillment of the program of extermination.  In this memo, Frank Wisner, the number three official at the Pentagon, acknowledges internal discussions about the feasibility of countering the hate radio.  He replies to Sandy Berger, the deputy to National Security Adviser Tony Lake, that undertaking the initiative to “jam” the radio would be “ineffective and expensive”; a “wiser” activity would be to assist the “relief effort”.

Document 11
Defense Intelligence Report, Defense Intelligence Agency, “Rwanda: The Rwandan Patriotic Front’s Offensive”, May 9, 1994.  Secret/NOFORN (not releasable to foreign nationals).
Source: Freedom of Information Act release by the Defense Intelligence Agency

Produced one month into the genocide, this report declares that “Almost immediately after President Habyarimana was killed, in Kigali the Presidential Guard began the systematic execution of prominent Tutsi and moderate Hutu” and that the violence is “directed by high-level officials within the interim government”.  It identifies the army as pursuing a “genocide …to destroy the leadership of the Tutsi community.”  In contrast to many of the public statements of US officials at the time, this analysis shows that the government did discern between the planned slaughter of civilians and the renewed warfare between the Rwandan armed forces and the rebel RPF.

Document 12
Memorandum of Conversation, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East/Africa Region, Department of Defense, “Rwanda Interagency Telecon”, drafted by Lt. Col. Michael Harvin, circa May 11, 1994.  Secret.
Source: Freedom of Information Act release by the Office of the Secretary of Defense

This memorandum serves as a vivid account of the differing perspectives and postures of the players engaged in the response to the crisis in Rwanda, complete with exclamation marks indicating the memo drafter’s incredulity at a participant’s remarks.  The interagency teleconference on Rwanda occurred daily, serving an information exchange function and an option vetting function.  Attending from the Pentagon side at this meeting are officials from the Middle East/Africa office, the peacekeeping/peace enforcement office, and the office of the Assistant Secretary for Special Operations & Low Intensity Conflict, in addition to military members of the Joint Staff.  This report demonstrates the gulf between the views of the State Department and National Security Council officials and the views of Pentagon and military officials: “the meeting degenerated into a NSC/State attempt to sign-up the Principals to support a Chapter VII operation wearing Chapter VI sheep’s clothing, with OSD and Joint Staff in stiff opposition.”  In translation, this refers to NSC and State representatives’ efforts to persuade senior Pentagon officials and the Joint Chiefs of Staff to agree to “peace enforcement” (read possible combat operations) in Rwanda, rather than waiting in vain for a ceasefire that will not come in order to do “peacekeeping”.

Document 13
US Department of State, cable number 127262, to US Mission to the United Nations, New York, “Rwanda: Security Council Discussions”, May 13, 1994.  Confidential.
Source: Freedom of Information Act release by the Department of State

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Peter Tarnoff and senior officials, including the Director of the Joint Staff, drafted and approved this cable delivering instructions to the US Mission in New York for Security Council debate over replenishing UNAMIR.  With much of the killing completed and most of the remaining armed forces fleeing the RPF’s countrywide advance, US officials argue against a UN plan for a robust effort launched into Kigali to protect surviving Rwandans, rescue others, and deliver assistance.  Such a plan, “in current circumstances, would require a Chapter VII mandate”, and the US “is not prepared at this point to lift heavy equipment and troops into Kigali”.  It is however, willing to consider its own plan, “outside-in”, by which protective zones would be established on Rwanda’s borders.  Even this plan, however, is likely to be “an active protection operation requiring the use of lethal force.”  As for the several thousand Rwandans in Kigali under deteriorating UN protection, “we recommend that these ad hoc protective efforts should continue until a suitable alternative arrangement can be ensured.”  Even when a plan for 5,500 troops with a protection mandate is finally approved on May 17, the troops would not all be in place until September, two months after the RPF captures the country and one month after Gen. Dallaire completed his service in Rwanda.

Document 14
Action memorandum from Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs George E. Moose, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor John Shattuck, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Douglas J. Bennet, and Department of State Legal Adviser Conrad K. Harper, through Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Peter Tarnoff and Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs Tim Wirth, to Secretary of State Warren Christopher, “Has Genocide Occurred in Rwanda?”, May 21, 1994.  Secret.
Source: Freedom of Information Act release by the Department of State

The internal debate over whether genocide was occurring in Rwanda in 1994 and US officials’ use of the term began nearly as soon as the killing began.  Nevertheless, Department of State officials refrained from characterizing it as such for weeks.  While on June 10 Secretary of State Warren Christopher finally publicly called the Rwandan slaughter “genocide”, on May 21 he had authorized Department officials—“in light of the stark facts in Rwanda”—to use the formulation “acts of genocide have occurred” and authorized delegations to agree to resolutions using various formulations of the term.  The memo argues for consistency with the use of the term with relation to Bosnia.  A previous memo dated May 16, sought approval to use the term “genocide has occurred”, but this formulation didn’t hold.  Interestingly, the principal officials here find no legal obligation in the use of either formulation; but in avoiding use of the “genocide label”, US “credibility will be undermined with human rights groups and the general public”.

Document 15
Memorandum from Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research Toby T. Gati to Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs George Moose and Department of State Legal Adviser Conrad Harper, “Rwanda – Geneva Convention Violations”, circa May 18, 1994.  Secret/ORCON (originator controlled).
Source: Freedom of Information Act release by the Department of State

This intelligence analysis, prepared for Secretary Christopher’s decision as to use of the genocide label, finds “substantial, circumstantial evidence implicating senior Rwandan government and military officials in the widespread, systematic killing” of Tutsis and moderate Hutus.  The RPF, “unlike government forces”, “does not appear to have committed Geneva Convention defined genocidal atrocities.”  The analysts report that between “200,000 to 500,000” are dead.  It also finds it credible that “Hutu elements in the military” “killed Habyarimana in order to block” the power-sharing Arusha Accords and “eliminate the Tutsi-dominated RPF and sympathetic Hutus”.

Document 16
Draft Legal Analysis, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State, drafted by Assistant Legal Adviser for African Affairs Joan Donoghue, May 16, 1994.  Secret.
Source: Freedom of Information Act release by the Department of State

This legal analysis, like the preceding intelligence analysis, was prepared for Secretary of State Christopher’s decision concerning the public use of the term “genocide” to describe events in Rwanda.  In analyzing the applicability of definitions from the Genocide Convention of 1948 to the events in Rwanda, the assistant legal adviser finds that there is “little question” that genocidal acts have occurred in Rwanda; finds that “most of those killed in Rwanda have been Tutsi civilians”; and finds that “acts have apparently been committed with the requisite intent to destroy, in whole or in part, the Tutsi group”.  She also argues that ascertaining an accurate figure for numbers of deaths “is not critical to this analysis” that genocide has occurred.                     “”””” [SOURCE]

A plan to train Saudi air force pilots in Idaho is turning former allies into bitter enemies.

Posted in Africa, Another side of this world…, CIA, focus, LIBYA, NEWS, Orient, press, Quotes, religion, Terra, terror, terrorism, The reality behind the shadows…, truth, Uncategorized, USA, war, war crimes, world on March 24, 2011 by Djiin Of Truth

“”” On the morning of September 11, 2001, a Saudi pilot trained to fly in the US slammed a Boeing 757 jetliner into the Pentagon, killing more than 180 people.

Less than a decade later, with the Middle East in a state of upheaval and following the recent arrest of a Saudi college student on bomb charges, the Pentagon is planning to bring dozens of Saudis to the US to train them to fly – and to kill.

Last year, when moderate Muslims announced plans to build a community centre in Lower Manhattan, it created a firestorm as Republican politicians, conservative pundits, right-wing websites and survivors of September 11 lined up to assail the “Ground Zero Mosque”.

The group 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America called the proposal “a gross insult to the memory of those who were killed on that terrible day.” While Peter Gadiel, the president of 9/11 Families for a Secure America, wrote: “The proposed mosque near the site of the 9/11 mass murder is a continuation of Islam’s violent history, which promotes destroying prior cultures and building on the ruins.”

The choir of Islamophobia

Three of the many who joined the chorus against building an Islamic cultural centre two blocks from where seven Saudi terrorists helped to kill more than 2,700 people were congressman Mike Simpson and senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo, all from Idaho.

“I do not believe the construction of this Islamic centre so near to Ground Zero is proper,” insisted Crapo.

“This construction proposal is proving highly divisive to Americans across the political spectrum who are still seeking to recover fully from the emotional, economic and social scars caused by the terrorist attacks.”

Simpson echoed those sentiments, stating: “I think building a mosque at Ground Zero is inappropriate and insensitive.”

While Risch put his feelings this way: “Considering what occurred at Ground Zero in New York City I completely sympathise with those who object to a mosque being built in that area.”

All three Idaho politicians, however, have come out in favour of hosting hundreds of Saudi military personnel and their families at a US air force base in Idaho where they will be trained by US air force personnel to fly advanced fighter aircraft and learn the fundamentals of aerial combat.

While active-duty military personnel and veterans have also lined up behind the air force plan, some locals, as well as members of the right-wing blogosphere and others who opposed the building of the Islamic cultural centre, have begun to voice outrage.

When I contacted Peter Gadiel, whose son was killed in the World Trade Centre, and asked him about the prospect of the US air force training Saudi pilots in Idaho, he was blunt. “Americans will die and the people in Washington don’t give a damn,” he said.

This split in opinion over the Pentagon’s training plans has set up a potential showdown between former “Ground Zero Mosque” allies.

Their own private Idaho

Last December, amid the holiday rush, the US air force quietly announced that it had selected Mountain Home Air Force Base as the preferred location for the long-term training of a contingent of pilots and flight crews from the Saudi Royal Air Force as part of a $60bn arms deal between the US and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced that autumn.

Under the mammoth military package, Saudi Arabia is set to receive 84 new F-15E Strike Eagles – advanced fighter aircraft designed for air-to-air and air-to-ground combat missions. Capable of flying day or night in all weather conditions and reaching speeds in excess of twice the speed of sound, each F-15, packing missiles, bombs and a 20mm cannon, is a formidable weapon.

Under the air force’s proposal, Saudi pilots will learn how to fly the advanced fighters at Mountain Home Air Force Base for five years, from 2014 to 2019, with the possibility of a longer commitment left open.

“Facilitating the modernisation of Royal Saudi Air Force aircraft, as well as providing enhanced air crew and maintenance training, would build partner capacity and contribute to the stability of the [Middle East] region,” said Heidi Grant, the deputy undersecretary of the air force for international affairs.

While the arrangement has yet to be finalised – the local community, including the Shoshone-Paiute tribes, have yet to weigh in and an environmental impact assessment has to be carried out – the rough plan is for the first Saudis to arrive in the US in late 2013, with their ranks growing over the next year.

At present, plans call for the Saudi squadron to be composed of roughly 12 aircraft with 50 pilots and 100 to 200 maintenance personnel, some of whom will be accompanied by their families.

“The permanent party would consist primarily of enlisted members and a small cadre of officers,” according to an air force spokesperson. “Potential living arrangements for the Saudi personnel are yet to be finalised, but we expect that unaccompanied and accompanied housing both on and off base would be considered by the [Royal Saudi Air Force].”

In a statement put out by the Idaho delegation, Crapo, Simpson and Risch all offered words of support for the project and none backed the criticisms levelled against the training mission by those they supported in opposing the Islamic cultural centre in Manhattan.

“Mountain Home already hosts a similar training mission for Singapore’s air force, and the base’s abundant ramp space, desert location and premiere training ranges make it the ideal location to host another international partner and ensure interoperability between US forces and our allies,” said Risch in the press release.

Mountains of money for Mountain Home?

Mountain Home Army Air Field opened in August 1943 and trained pilots for service in World War II. Today, the base is staffed by 4,000 active-duty airmen and close to 900 more civilians and contractors. It reportedly represents an infusion of about $1bn a year into the local economy.

In 2005, base consolidation efforts nationwide left Mountain Home hobbled as C-135 tanker aircraft, B-1 bombers and F-16 fighter jets departed, leaving only the 366th Fighter Wing and its ageing F-15s behind.

The base had already been passed over as the home for more advanced F-22 and F-35 fighters, so the Saudi squadron, joining a similar-sized training squadron from Singapore already there, would breathe new life into Mountain Home.

Already there is talk of a big influx of Saudi riyals into the economy. Writing for the Idaho Statesman, Kathleen Kreller reported that Idaho governor Butch Otter’s special assistant for military affairs, Bill Richey, “said he has heard a wide range – between $50 million and $500 million – in potential construction costs that would be paid by the Saudis”.

Additionally, more American trainers will likely be deployed to the base, while the Saudi airmen and their families are already being counted on to provide a boost to local businesses.

“They will come here, and they will need vehicles and clothes and furniture, so there will [be a] definite economic impact,” Colonel Pete Lee, a 366th Fighter Wing vice commander, told local television reporter Jamie Grey of KTVB.

Crapo echoed these sentiments to me recently, emphasising that taxpayers will bear none of the burden for the Saudi mission but will reap rewards.

“As such, the Saudis will have to build and pay for their own infrastructure and housing that will enhance the bases’ [sic] capacity for many years,” he told me by email. “In addition, RSAF members and their families personal spending will boost the local community.”

Blowback mountain

Anger at the proposed project, however, is brewing.

At Free Republic, which calls itself “the premier online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism on the web,” so-called Freepers from across the country have voiced outrage.

One commenter, who goes by the screen name doc1019, wrote: “Training our future enemies, wonderful.”

While LibWhacker mused: “I guess from there they could fly their jets into buildings in Salt Lake City, Portland, maybe Seattle. Who would be surprised if it happened? Oh, that’s right. The Pentagon would be surprised. We are so screwed.”

On the Patriot Action Network, which bills itself as “the nation’s largest conservative social action network,” some are similarly up in arms.

“This is out right [sic] treason. State secrets and now weponized access to our interiour [sic]? This is insane! It was Saudis that bombed the world trade towers for Gods sake!!!” fumed one commenter.

While another wrote: “The next bunch of Saudis wishing to blow up American infrastructure won’t have to sneak into the country and attend private flying schools. Our Air Force will train them and provide them with military jets and armament to do it with.”

These attitudes have also been echoed by some Idahoans.

After Kelly Everitt, the managing editor of the Mountain Home News, posted a preemptory salvo against “irrational people, who’ve succumbed to blind anti-Muslim hysteria” and might work to derail the deal, numerous anonymous commenters at the newspaper’s website spoke out against the proposal.

“Why fight these terrorists if WE are going to train them[?]” asked a reader who goes by the handle OpinionMissy.

Similarly, Bazookaman opined: “I don’t really think the Saudi pilots are a threat, but until the killings and bombings ARE over, I’d just feel a whole lot better if we didn’t have ”Koran believers” flying combat jets…”

While one Boise resident wrote, in a letter to the Idaho Statesman:

Has someone in the military conveniently forgot (for the sake of dollar signs, perhaps?) that the vast majority of the men who attacked our country on 9-11-01 were from Saudi Arabia? With the universal goal of trying to prevent another similar attack involving airplanes, how in the world does this plan make any rational or logical sense?

Please, can someone explain to me how training Saudi Arabian fighter pilots at MHAFB [Mountain Home Air Force Base] is any different than if our government had chosen to train Japanese fighter pilots at MHAFB nine years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor? Anyone?

Cultural intermingling

I asked Edmund O’Reilly, a retired air force officer who serves as the president of Mountain Home’s local chapter of the Military Officers’ Association of America if these opinions were representative of the local community, which is heavy with active duty military and veterans.

“It’s a very minority view,” he assured me in a telephone interview. O’Reilly himself believes that Saudis training side-by-side with US personnel will be highly beneficial to both countries.

“From a military standpoint, I think it’s an awesome thing for the free world forces,” he said. “Culturally, it’s going to be a great benefit to both cultures to be able to intermingle and learn from each other.”

While O’Reilly believes that it is important to remain vigilant, he considers the possibility of untoward acts by Saudi air force personnel to be “remote” and has faith in government security efforts.

Alyssa Wallace, a spokesperson for 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at Mountain Home Air Base echoed these sentiments.

“Facilitating the modernisation of aircraft as well as enhanced training of the Royal Saudi Air Force would contribute to stability in the [Mid-East] region,” she told me.

The Saudi training squadron would, she noted, help to strengthen the long-standing relationship between both air forces and enable them to work together more effectively.

She also dismissed security concerns by emphasising the background screenings conducted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the US state department and a lack of prior incidents.

“Just since 2007 alone, more than 1,000 Royal Saudi Air Force personnel have attended USAF training programmes, including pilot, navigator, logistics, maintenance and explosive ordnance disposal training, as well as professional military education courses.”

The air force failed to answer repeated requests for further information about Saudi air combat training and the use of armaments by Saudi pilots flying in the US.

When I brought up the subject of security concerns to Senator Risch, he stayed mum, a spokesman telling me that he “is deferring any comment until a formal announcement is made about the training mission”.

But when I posed the question to Senator Crapo, he pointed out that the “US air force has been training members of the Royal Air Force on US soil for over 25 years” and that Saudi Arabia “screens each individual prior to assignment in the US”.

Additionally, he told me via email: “Saudi personnel would have already been in the US for between 12 and 24 months attending USAF training at various USAF bases prior to arriving at Mountain Home AFB.”

Crapo also highlighted the fact that the Saudi squadron would be commanded by a US air force officer “to facilitate safe and effective training”, that Saudi pilots would be subject to the same flight restrictions as US pilots and that “the training squadron would also have US advisers embedded specifically to ensure safety in flight operations”.

9/11 Families for a Secure America’s Peter Gadiel, who identifies himself as a Republican but finds much fault with both political parties in the US, scoffed when I mentioned government security efforts to him.

“This country has gone insane,” he told me, also using the historical analogy of the attack on Pearl Harbour to make his point. “The mentality that we have in this country today would have led to training Japanese pilots up until December 6, 1941.”

Right-wing row?

When questioned, back in August 2010, about plans to build the Islamic cultural centre in Lower Manhattan, Risch sounded off. “I hope they listen closely to the families of the victims who died in the terrorist attack,” he said.

Congressman Simpson was on the same page when he stated: “I hope the local authorities in New York City, who will ultimately make this decision, will listen to the concerns of millions of Americans and find an alternative site for the construction of this mosque.”

Continued unrest in the Middle East already has critics of the 2010 US-Saudi arms deal asking for a second look at the agreement.

“We may think that we’re arming this regime but it could wind up in four or five years we could have ended up arming someone else,” Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner recently told the Wall Street Journal.

After 20-year-old Saudi college student Khalid Aldawsari was arrested on terrorism charges, Lamar Smith, the Texas Republican who leads the Judiciary Committee, blasted US immigration policy.

“Until we crack down on our immigration laws that allow terrorists to enter the US, history will continue to repeat itself,” Smith said, alluding to the attacks of September 11, 2001.

With skepticism and outrage over the training of Saudi airmen at Mountain Home Air Force Base now rising from the very constituencies that concerned Risch and Simpson during the 2010 Islamic cultural centre controversy, the stage is set for a showdown between former allies.

“I suppose things will change if one of them drops a bomb on Washington,” Gadiel said to me, emphasising that he did not want such an attack to occur, while expressing his opinion that such an assault would likely be the only occurrence that would open the eyes of Washington’s political establishment to what he sees as the inherent dangers of the proposed training mission in Idaho.

With conservative voices in America rising in opposition to the US training Saudi Royal Air Force pilots, will Idaho’s Republican legislators reverse course? And if they do, what will it mean for Mountain Home, Idaho? What will it mean for US-Saudi relations? And what will it say about US military and diplomatic efforts in an increasingly volatile Middle East? “”””

ALLAH IS THE GREATEST ! ALLAHU AKBAR ! LIBYA FOR VICTORY !

Posted in ABUSE, Africa, focus, LIBYA, My fight…, My truth…, Terra, terror, terrorism, The reality behind the shadows…, truth, Uncategorized, video, VIDEO FILES, war, world on March 22, 2011 by Djiin Of Truth