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“Arabs” Date of Infamy (December 27/1966) : Official letter of Saudi Monarch Faisal to President Johnson

This official letter by Saudi Monarch Faisal to US President Johnson was published in “Decades of Desolation, 1995” by Hamdan Hamdan (the first edition, pages 489-191). The letter/document bears the number 342 from the Saudi Arabia government.
Mind you that the letter preceded the 1967 preemptive Israeli war, a war that defeated the Egyptian army and permitted Israel to expand to the Suez Canal, occupied the Syrian Golan Heights, Jerusalem and all of the remaining portions of Palestine (West Bank and Gaza).
The document (Translated from Arabic) states:
“From what we exposed previously, it can be demonstrated to you that:
1. Egypt of Gamal Abdel Nasser is our main enemy to both of us. If this enemy is left to freely support militarily and in the media our common enemies, as your expert Kermit Roosevelt confirmed, then by 1970 the survival of our monarchy will be up the wind.
I propose that the US incites Israel to launch a military attack on Egypt, destroy its vital infrastructure, and deny any Egyptian the right to raise his head and look beyond the Suez canal. Egypt must be drawn to focus on Israel’s occupation and gives our monarchy a long reprieve from Nationalistic tendencies in the Arab World, like the trend that Muhammad Ali started in the 19th century.
(Mind you that Muhammad Ali, on the order of the Ottoman Sultan Mahmoud II, launched two military campaigns against the Wahhabis, reconquered Mecca and destroyed their capital. The British supplied the Wahhabis with money and weapons. That is why, Saudi Arabia is not about to forgive Egypt and Turkey for their earliest involvement against their movement.)
After Egypt is vanquished, we have no qualm extending financial aid for its reconstruction.
2. Syria is the second enemy that Israel must occupy part of its land so that Syria does not feel obligated to fill the void and replace Egypt as the hotbed of Arab Nationalism.
3. Israel must also occupy Gaza and the West Bank to relieve our Kingdom from the Palestinian virulent tendencies to harangue Arab Nationalism. The Palestinians must be denied their “Rights for Return”, demand the liberation of Palestine and be relocated in the Arab countries.
4. I also suggest to back the Kurdish leader Mustafa Barazani in order to occupy Iraq in internal problems and not meddle with any kinds of Arab Unity. We have been supplying Barazani with weapons and money since 1965, with the complete cooperation of Iran and Turkey.
Together, we can ward off the deadly danger facing our kingdom.
(This not the first document where Saudi Arabia sold Palestine as if a piece of land in Mars. In note 6, you read another document where the first Saudi monarch Abdel Aziz al Saud wrote to Percy Kox that he doesn’t mind allocating Palestine to the new Jewish immigrants or any other ethnic groups, since “he is not about to refuse Great Britain any of its wishes”)
In note 7, you see a joint picture from 1918 of World Jewish president Haim Weismann and Faisal.
Apparently, the Islam Wahhabi sect of Saudi Arabia considers Islam as the latest version of Judaism.
Note 1: This letter was primarily targeting the attention of the Israeli government, knowing that it will surely obtain a copy of it, one way or another. It stands to reason that Saudi Arabia and Israel were in very close cooperation, swapping intelligence pieces and Saudi monarchy coughing off the financial needs for Israel weapon systems to carry out the entire military and political plans.
And all these yearly subsidies to Israel and Egypt (about $4 billions in military and economic aids) since the signing of the peace treaty with Sadat are basically funded by Saudi Arabia via the US.
Note 2: During the successful counter-offensive of 1973 by the combined armies of Egypt and Syria, Faisal felt the heat of the rising nationalistic zeal in the Arab World and he faked to cut oil export for a couple of days (and this is not proven either).
The US oil multinationals jumped at the occasion to claim oil shortage (there was no shortage whatsoever) and hiked the prices at the gas stations. The oil export resumed, but the gas prices never came down.
Note 3: In order to circumvent the nationalistic zeal, Saudi Arabia launched a counter-offensive based on the Islamic nature of the Arab World and pumped in the Arab and Islamic countries $trillion to build mosque and export its own brand of Islam, the Wahhabi sect.
The consequences are the current extremist Wahhabi Islamic movement and the Al Qaeda brands.
Note 4: Currently, along with Israel, Saudi monarchy is the only State against Iran Nuclear Program agreement and a political resolution in Syria. Saudi Arabia is willing to resume the fights in Syria to the last man that money can buy.
Basically, Saudi Arabia is the main rogue State in the world that refuses to have peace and stability be maintained in the Arab region.
Note 5: This is part of the original Arabic letter:

من كل ما تقدم يا فخامة الرئيس ، ومما عرضناه بإيجاز يتبين لكم أن مصر هى العدو الأكبر لنا جميعا ، وأن هذا العدو إن ترك يحرض ويدعم الأعداء عسكريا وإعلاميا ، فلن يأتى عام 1970 – كما قال الخبير فى إدارتكم السيد كيرميت روزفلت – وعرشنا ومصالحنا فى الوجود
لذلك فأننى أبارك ، ما سبق للخبراء الأمريكان فى مملكتنا ، أن اقترحوه ، لأتقدم بالاقتراحات التالية :
– أن تقوم أمريكا بدعم إسرائيل بهجوم خاطف على مصر تستولى به على أهم الأماكن حيوية فى مصر، لتضطرها بذلك ، لا إلى سحب جيشها صاغرة من اليمن فقط ، بل لإشغال مصر بإسرائيل عنا مدة طويلة لن يرفع بعدها أى مصرى رأسه خلف القناة ، ليحاول إعادة مطامع محمد على وعبد الناصر فى وحدة عربية بذلك نعطى لأنفسنا مهلة طويلة لتصفية أجساد المبادئ الهدامة، لا فى مملكتنا فحسب ، بل وفى البلاد العربية ومن ثم بعدها ، لا مانع لدينا من إعطاء المعونات لمصر وشبيهاتها من الدول العربية إقتداء بالقول ( أرحموا شرير قوم ذل ) وكذلك لإتقاء أصواتهم الكريهة فى الإعلام

– سوريا هى الثانية التى لا يجب ألا تسلم من هذا الهجوم ، مع إقتطاع جزء من أراضيها ، كيلا تتفرغ هى الأخرى فتندفع لسد الفراغ بعد سقوط مصر

– لا بد أيضا من الاستيلاء على الضفة الغربية وقطاع غزة ، كيلا يبقى للفلسطينيين أي مجال للتحرك ، وحتى لا تستغلهم أية دولة عربية بحجة تحرير فلسطين ، وحينها ينقطع أمل الخارجين منهم بالعودة ، كما يسهل توطين الباقى فى الدول العربية

– نرى ضرورة تقوية الملا مصطفى البرازانى شمال العراق ، بغرض إقامة حكومة كردية مهمتها إشغال أى حكم فى بغداد يريد أن ينادى بالوحدة العربية شمال مملكتنا فى أرض العراق سواء فى الحاضر أو المستقبل، علما بأننا بدأنا منذ العام الماضى (1965) بإمداد البرازانى بالمال و السلاح من داخل العراق ، أو عن طريق تركيا و إيران

يا فخامة الرئيس

إنكم ونحن متضامين جميعا سنضمن لمصالحنا المشتركة و لمصيرنا المعلق ، بتنفيذ هذه المقترحات أو عدم تنفيذها ، دوام البقاء أو عدمه

أخيرا

أنتهز هذه الفرصة لأجدد الإعراب لفخامتكم عما أرجوه لكم من عزة ، و للولايات المتحدة من نصر وسؤدد ولمستقبل علاقتنا ببعض من نمو و ارتباط أوثق و ازدهار

المخلص : فيصل بن عبد العزيز

ملك المملكة العربية السعودية

Note 6: This is another document where the first Saudi monarch Abdel Aziz al Saud wrote to Percy Kox that he doesn’t mind allocating Palestine to the new Jewish immigrants or any other ethnic groups, since “he is not about to refuse Great Britain any of its wishes”
Samir Asmar's photo.

 

E-cigarettes? Should Electronic cigarettes Be Regulated as Cigarettes?

Electronic cigarettes are designed to look like cigarettes. They are labeled and marketed like cigarettes. They contain nicotine like cigarettes. And it is addictive to nicotine. And kids will get hooked to its usage, if unregulated…

Electronic cigarettes now come in dozens of flavors like passion fruit, cotton candy, bubble gum, gummy bear, Atomic Fireball, and orange cream soda.

These kid-friendly flavors are an enticing “starter” for youth and non-smokers, increasing nicotine addiction and frequently lead to use of combustible cigarettes.

What do you think is Big Tobacco next step? Producing real tobacco with preferred flavors that the youth were hooked to?

Should they be regulated like cigarettes?

, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health, posted this Dec. 2, 2013

Should e-cigarettes be regulated as cigarettes?

I think so.

Like other gateway products Big Tobacco has masked to entice its next generation of smokers, e-cigarettes follow suit as its popularity with youth nationwide more than doubled from 2011 to 2012.

Ten percent of our students have already used these addictive products — and they have only been on the market for a few years. This meteoric rise in popularity among youth is concerning.

It is also the main reason Mayor Rahm Emanuel has introduced a new ordinance to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products.

Simply put, kids should not have easy access to e-cigarettes any longer.

Right now in Chicago, a 14-year-old can walk into a store and purchase an e-cigarette with no question asked. This is unacceptable.

Retailers should be required to have a tobacco-retail license in order to sell e-cigarettes, which would place these products behind the counter with the other tobacco products and out of arms reach of our children.

The government has a duty to protect children from ever picking up a nicotine habit. The preventive action Mayor Emanuel is a long-term investment in the health and well-being of Chicago’s youth.

Some might argue that e-cigarettes should not be regulated because they are safer than regular cigarettes.

While it’s true that they may be safer than regular cigarettes, they have not been proven to be safe.

The truth is e-cigarette companies have not provided any scientific studies or toxicity analysis to the FDA to show that e-cigarettes pose any reduced health risk over conventional cigarettes, nor have they demonstrated that e-cigarettes are safe.

Laboratory tests have found that the so-called “water vapor” from some e-cigarettes can contain nicotine and volatile organic compounds like benzene and toluene; heavy metals like nickel and arsenic; carbon compounds like formaldehyde and acrolein, in addition to tobacco specific nitrosamines.

No federal regulations have been imposed on e-cigarettes, which means that there currently are no restrictions on ingredients manufacturers can or cannot use and no restrictions on the kinds of chemicals they can emit into the indoor environment.

Until more is known about these products, limiting their use in indoor areas is just good common sense.

I am also concerned that widespread use of e-cigarettes is re-normalizing smoking in our society, which in turn, makes this a very pertinent public health issue.

E-cigarettes intentionally were developed to mimic the act of smoking. This distorted reinforcement of smoking as cool and acceptable sends the wrong message to our youth and undermines the existing smoking bans put in place to protect the health of the public.

In Chicago, smoking rates are lower than ever. This progress is a direct result of life-saving policies like the Chicago Clean Indoor Air Act. Health advocates worked tirelessly to ensure we all have the right to breathe clean in-door air. We’re not turning our backs on their hard work to promote clean air.

Our residents expect a healthy environment when they walk into a restaurant, bar or theater. We can’t allow any regression in our progress to change the landscape of public health by reverting back to a culture we’ve worked so hard to change. We need to, and can do, better for the children in our city.

Chicago’s new ordinances are part of an overall comprehensive strategy to reduce the negative consequences tobacco use has on our youth.

With the introduction of these expanded tobacco-control policies, Mayor Emanuel is inspiring cities across the nation to take action to ensure that residents avoid preventable disease and live healthy and productive lives.

Follow Bechara Choucair, M.D. on Twitter: www.twitter.com/choucair
Note 1:  I am a smoker and have reduced my addiction to 10 cigarettes a day. I have no intention of quitting going cold turkey: I figured that the real psychological benefits I get from smoking, taking a real break and letting my my mind wander now and then, far surpass the physical harm.
If I live much longer, cigarette smoking is a sure death, but I can die any time from non-smoking related diseases or traffic accidents, or slipping and falling, or many unsafe usage of ill-designed products….
Most of those who quit smoking love to approach a smoking person for the smell: This is an aphrodisiac smell to them, far more potent than whatever perfume can offer.
Note 2: The fact that:
1.  “No federal regulations have been imposed on e-cigarettes, which means that there currently are no restrictions on ingredients manufacturers can or cannot use and no restrictions on the kinds of chemicals they can emit into the indoor environment…” and
2.  The act of mimicking  smoking by youth as a cool behavior is a dangerous trend.
Note 3: As long as E-cigarette is not harming the people surrounding the smoker or ruining the environment, I don’t believe it should be banned as regular cigarettes in close environment.  The activists should focus on banning the harmful added ingredients in the E-cigarette.

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