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Stop the Killing in Gaza: From Alice in avaaz.org

Apparently, the US and Israel needed to verify, in the field, their analysis and conclusions on “what after the Arab Spring”.  They wanted to double-check their interpretations of “what might happen if we launch a second preemptive war on Gaza”? And the results, after 100 sacrificial Palestinians killed  and 900 injured, were gloomy to the US and Israel:

First, Israel and the US realized that if it took former Moubarak 21 days to react in the 2009 war in Gaza, it only required less than two hours for Mursi of Egypt to express Egypt position of siding with the Palestinians in Gaza…

Second, Israel and US wanted to verify which regional State power will fill the vacuum after Moubarak, such as Turkey, Qatar, or Saudi Arabia…(since Syria is out of the picture at these critical periods)… And Egypt displaced all the regional powers in negotiating and resolving Gaza problems…

Third, and these tiny missiles of only 90 kilo of explosives reached Tel Aviv and beyond Tel Aviv, and Iron Dome was a disastrous fiction in countering the Palestinian missiles…

Alice in avaaz.org posted:

Days ago the Israeli military began a bombing rampage in Gaza. An eleven month old baby was killed, and many more are likely to die unless the US and Arab League use their leverage right now. Let’s raise our voices to stop the violence.

Sign the petition

The Israeli bombing in Gaza has already killed an 11-month old baby. People have nowhere to hide from the missiles and mortars — Gaza is a prison. 

All mothers can do is stay indoors, put mattresses against windows, and pray for their children.

Israel’s attack may be a cynical move to drum up fear, so that voters reelect Israel’s right-wing extremist government. 

The massive suffering in Gaza will only increase unless global leaders step in to stop it.

With both Israel and Hamas threatening to escalate, it’s likely to get much worse unless the US, which has massive leverage over Israel, works with the EU and the Arab League to intervene. 

The international community has the power to turn this around. 

After Hamas won Palestinian legislative elections in 2006, the US and Israel worked to delegitimize the vote and isolate Gaza from the rest of the world. Since then, Israel had initiated a ruthless blockade on food, oil, electricity, and medical treatment…

And in 2008 Israel launched a full scale military assault, using all kinds of prohibited weapons, such as phosphoric bombs that keep burning on live bodies and after they die.

Impoverished and overcrowded, Gaza’s isolation has fostered resentment and militancy.

No family, wherever they live, should live in fear of rockets or airstrikes. Gaza is already at a breaking point. The attacks by Israel — coming, not by chance, weeks before Israel’s election — are like throwing a lit match into a tinderbox. If the conflict spirals it will see thousands more die and decades more of misery under occupation.

Only immediate action by the international community, led by the United States, can stop this mess and prevent an all-out ground assault. 

Deep-seated conflicts can only be resolved through courage and determination. And politicians only display that when peace-loving citizens come together in large numbers and demand it. The Avaaz community rallied with force the last time Israel pummeled Gaza — let’s do it again now, before it’s too late. 

Click to call on them to take immediate steps to get a comprehensive ceasefire and end the blockade that’s strangling Gaza. Then share this with everyone — let’s make a noise they can’t ignore:

 http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_the_gaza_killings_a/?bFAfecb&v=19311

With hope,

Alice, Mais, Marie, Ricken, Wissam, Nick, Antonia, Pascal and the rest of the Avaaz team

More information:

Gaza conflict: world holds its breath for first Netanyahu war (The Week)
http://www.theweek.co.uk/middle-east/50108/gaza-conflict-world-holds-its-breath-first-netanyahu-war#ixzz2CIIujeKn

Egypt will no longer tolerate attacks on Palestinians: FJP (The Daily Star)
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Nov-14/195047-egypt-will-no-longer-tolerate-attacks-on-palestinians-fjp.ashx#axzz2CHrWDNOp

Gaza-Israel conflict adds tension to Palestine UN bid (Times Live)
http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/2012/11/15/gaza-israel-conflict-adds-tension-to-palestine-un-bid 

Israel killed its subcontractor in Gaza (Haaretz)
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israel-killed-its-subcontractor-in-gaza.premium-1.477886#

Mauritania?  An “Arab” State in West Africa? Where a Third of population are slaves?

Mauritania is a vast desert State in West Africa, bordering Morocco, Algeria, Mali, Senegal…and the Atlantic Ocean. Apparently, its population is barely 3 million, a third of them are slaves and mostly women.

Mauritania is a member of the “Arab League“, but the US State Department opted to group Mauritania smack in Africa, and this State is “administered” as such by the US Secretary of State…

Lucky Mauritania?  That the US has decided to forget this country as part of the “Arab”World”: It must have been saved plenty of humiliation and indignities heaved on the remaining “Arab States” by the US foreign policies…

 posted on May 23, 2012, under: “The Arab Spring you haven’t heard about — in Mauritania”:

“You may not have heard of it, but the West African country of Mauritania has what is probably one of the most vibrant and active protest movements in the world today.

Protests drawing tens of thousands of people take place almost weekly in the capital Nouakchott, with many smaller protests happening on a daily basis around the vast country.

Photo by Magharebia, via Wikimedia Commons

The protests are overwhelmingly nonviolent, even in the face of frequent violent suppression, and have been going on since February 2011.

It would be comfortable to file these protests as another part of the Arab Spring: Mauritania is on the southern reaches of the Saharan Arab belt, and large-scale protests here started with the self-immolation and subsequent death of Yacoub Ould Dahoud, an action mirroring the suicide of Mohamed Bouazizi, which set off the revolt in Tunisia.

As in other Arab countries that experienced large-scale protests, Mauritania is governed by an autocratic regime whose leader, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, originally came to power through a coup d’état.

But while these similarities exist and the pro-democracy protests in Tunisia, Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab world surely have been a source of great inspiration for local activists, Mauritania merits a second look.

First, the range of participating actors in Mauritania are as diverse as their agendas. While a common concern of all protest movements is the end of the rule of Abdel Aziz, there are host of other issues that various groups want to have addressed, not all directly related to the country’s ruler.

(Saidou Wane, a Movement for Justice and Equality in Mauritania activist speaks during a protest against the government at Fountain Square in April. Photo via Cincinnati.com)

Chief among the issues is of slavery.

Some estimates say that up to a third of Mauritania’s population is enslaved (even though the practice has been formally abolished many times). Victims are overwhelmingly ethnic black Africans.

This creates racial tensions in Mauritania’s multi-ethnic society, but also religious ones, as certain interpretations of Islam are used to legitimize slavery.

These tensions have forced their way into the open in the context of current protests, with anti-slavery activist Biram Ould Abeid publicly burning Islamic legal manuals discussing the issue. Abeid was subsequently arrested by the authorities, and his case is controversially debated among other activists.

Another very active group, traditionally eyed suspiciously in Western societies, are the Islamists. Organizations like Tawassoul demand a State and society based on principles of Islamic law.

While not cooperating a lot with other protest movements, they have been incredibly persistent in their activities against the regime, including protests of Salafist women against democracy (which is seen as not compatible with Islam) and for the release of imprisoned husbands.

More familiar political standpoints are expressed by the traditional political opposition and various youth movements, the biggest of which has followed the modern tradition of naming itself after the date of the first big protest, 25F (February 25, 2011). These groups focus on democratic reform and an end of the reign of President Aziz.

With all these different actors and goals competing for internal support and attention, it is remarkable that protests have almost completely stayed peaceful for well over a year. While protesters frequently face violence from police (including kittling, arbitrary arrests, beatings, water cannons, tear gas and attack dogs), the protesters have employed a wide range of nonviolent tactics.

In addition to traditional rallies, marches, speeches and sitins, protesters have occupied public squares with tents and use social media and video live streaming to coordinate protests, document violence and communicate with the outside world.

As the growing momentum of the protests show, these nonviolent tactics have so far fulfilled their goal of mobilizing the general population against the regime. But President Aziz should not be counted out just yet.

While the diversity of the protesters and their goals shows that a vibrant civil society and widespread discontent exists in Mauritania, their disunity may still allow Aziz to carry the day.

Already, the affair around the Islamic book burning by anti-slavery activist Abeid has allowed President Aziz to portray himself as a defender of Islam.

Given the incompatibility of demands by pro-democracy activists and Islamists, it is easy to imagine President Aziz discovering his inner zealot to rally support from this part of society (a strategy tried and tested on the other side of continent in Sudan).

Another possible development could see Aziz taking advantage of the regional situation.

There are large parts of neighboring Rep. of Mali controlled by Islamist groups who proclaimed the Independence of Azawat in the northern region (see link in note). And the fear of an “African Afghanistan” is running high in European, U.S. and African capitals.

President Aziz could implement some feigned democratic reforms and present himself as a beacon of stability in the region, hoping for (and probably getting) Western military support and closed eyes, ears and mouths in the U.N. Security Council and the African Union.

Given the level of mobilization in Mauritania so far, the pro-democracy movements in Mauritania have a good chance of succeeding against such moves. Looking at successful nonviolent struggles elsewhere, activists in Mauritania could enhance the likelihood of success by working to undermine the foundations of the regime.

Actions like strikes and boycotts can be incredibly effective, if well employed. Additionally, the protest movements could reach out to security forces, trying to convince at least elements of them to turn over to their side.

After all, police and soldiers need to feel that they will be part of a better future as well, otherwise many of them will go with the devil they know instead of with the change they mistrust.

Note 1: Since, France has engaged troops to stop the Islamist forces marching toward south Mali, and so far, a few African contingents are participating, lukewarmly.

Note 2: https://adonis49.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/western-africa-rep-of-mali-azawat-tuareg-south-sahara-al-qaeda-sahel-whats-going-on/

They say that there are 22 States acknowledged in the Arab League.  First, there are no clear criteria for inducting a State as Arab; may be Arabic is one of the official language?  Second, nobody knows what are the functions of this Arab League that was established in 1946 and that no one takes seriously (ask Amro Moussa, the current all-powerful Egyptian chairman).  Third, if you can name a dozen of the Arab States then you are eligible for a diploma in political science.

Invariably, every single Arab State share one important traits with the remaining States, a trait that should be included as one of the criteria for further expansion of this invisible Arab League:  Mainly, every monarch, dictator, one party power, or block of victor parties (elected under a makeshift election law) considers that the State Treasury is his own to use regardless of regulations or makeshift control systems.  The reverse is not applicable:  Mainly, my money is never to go to the Treasury and no taxes should be imposed on me, my family, my extended family, my clan, my tribe… For example:

Ask the Saudi Royal Family and the 5,000 descendents of Ibn Saud.

Ask the Hariri clan in Lebanon:  The ex-PM Saad was fired two weeks ago.  The family, headed by Rafic Hariri, took power in 1992 till two weeks ago.  Rafic came in with barely $one billion as an entrepreneur in Saudi Arabia and was assassinated leaving $14 billion to his family.  The Hariri clan paid only one million dollars when it should have paid over one billion!

Ask Ben Ali, ex-Tunisia President who ruled for 23 years and is now a political refugee in Saudi Arabia.  Do you believe that 14,000 of his party members were on the monthly payroll?  Every single member of his family and in-laws had a monopoly on the economy.

Ask Mubarak, President of Egypt for life, actually packing for an extended leave of absence to Saudi Arabia, for a thorough health check-up at the ultra-modern King Abdallah Hospital having no medical staff to running it.  Hell, it barely rains in Saudi Arabia, but the city of Jedda defies the odds:  It floods every year and drown in a couple of millimeters of water, killing 500 Saudis, every year.  And the Saudis are wondering: “where all these billion have been spent?”

Ask Muammar Qadhafi, God knows what title he has invented as of today, but he has been ruling Libya forever and nobody knows if there is a State Treasury per say.  Qadhafi was beside himself as his best friend Ben Ali departed without warning or saying “good-bye”.

Ask Abdallah Saleh, President of Yemen, who has been ruling as President for life and packing his suitcases to leave somewhere.

Ask the “Palestinian Authority” or Fateh how the treasury is accounted for.

Ask the King of Jordan, with an extended family quickly outpacing the Saudi Royal family.

Ask the King of Morocco.

Hell, ask Israel.  No State stays in this region and could resist emulating our excellent policy on money handling.

A second interesting feature that all Arab States share is:  The government is mine; if I cannot change it quickly then I install a shadow government to generate profit quickly to my own treasury.  Every member of the extended family or clan or close party members are “embedded” in every government institution.  No, the US military had invented nothing new when it embedded journalists and news “professionals” to lie to all the common people.

A third fantastic features that all Arab States share is:  Only my party members or my extra extended tribe members have unquestionable priority to government positions, civil service, and public contracts.  There is no use to waiting for older civil servants to go to retirement:  You get out voluntarily or you go to jail for “fraud” and mishandling of money and taking bribe to make ends meet.

A fourth extra smart characteristic that all Arab States share is:  media was created to disseminate our noble character.  We wholeheartedly welcome expressing free opinions about how good, brave, honest, clean, people loving we are.  We are the most integral leaders in the entire world and we are most generous to our faithful allies; just read what our unique daily boasts about our regime.

Is you State sharing the Arab States Syndrome?  Get on the move and help your oligarchy packing their suitcases:  They are so lazy to pack and refuse to pack anything but gold and jewelry.

What should be done: After the “peace boat” slaughter?

Two main movements should start simultaneous discussions, dialogues, compromises and consensus on the best alternatives to containing the new Zionist apartheid and theocratic religious goals in the State of Israel.

The first movement should be a bottom up dialogue

Starting among the Palestinians within Palestine/Israel to unify their factions and reach a consensus, and among the Palestinians inside Palestine and the diaspora.

1. Instituting a unified Palestinian front with the Arab States bordering Palestine such as Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt. Then between the unified front of the bordering Arab States and the Arab States in the Arab League.

2. Consolidating a strategy between the Arab States in the Arab League and the Islamic States.

3. Forming a front  between the Islamic States and the emerging power nations such as Turkey, Brazil, India, and Korea, then with the United Nation and the individual veto power States in the UN.

The second movement should starts from the top down.

The United Nations should initiate the peace process dialogue with the emerging nations (in addition to the veto power States that have already formed the group to implementing and establishing a Palestinian State).

The UN should communicate with the Islamic States as a serious formidable block to resolving the Palestinian cause and taming the extremist salafist movements.

The UN must initiate an official dialogue with the Arab League of nations, with the bordering Arab States , and with the unified Palestinian front.

The Palestinian cause has indeed become an international problem that requires international resolutions.

The Palestinians share in this resolution is to unifying their ranks and programs and then propose their plans to each circle in the discussion movements.

The Arab bordering States share in the resolution of the problem by unifying their proposals to contribute to any step by step execution of the peace proposal.

The Palestinian unity AND the unified Arab bordering States positions are the cornerstone for any successful initiation and execution of peace plans proposals.

The regular meetings of the Arab States League and the Islamic States should be increased and sessions extended for serious consensus.  It is expected that the greater the number of States the weaker is the scope of the consensus; but this is alright as long as consensus is upgraded after each meeting.

It is expected that the unified Palestinian front should have a far-sighted and more detailed consensus than all the wider concentric movements.

It is also expected that the Arab bordering States should thrive to expose a higher qualitative consensus to the Arab League than the Islamic States or the UN.

So far, Israel is becoming a big burden on the US.

Iran and Turkey are no longer to be relied upon for larger strategic depth or strategic plans.

The Mubarak regime in Egypt is barely standing and has lost all credibility to the Egyptians and to the Arab masses as a viable regime to counter-weight Israel arrogance.  Any firm consensus is far better than rhetorical speeches.

The only critical weight rest in the hands of the Arab masses to keep reminding their governments of their obligations to resuming the pressures in the international front.

The meeting of the Palestinian factions into a unified front with a clear and steadfast consensus that never relinquish the Palestinians rights AND the Arab bordering States historical and international rights is a fundamental base for all the peace process.

This is the time to feeling confident and expressing big demands commensurate to the weakness of Israel and the rising power of the Arab bordering States.

The most urgent steps for resolutions are:

First, breaking up the embargo on Gaza (the greatest detention camp officially imposed by the US) so that Palestinians can receive medicines, functional hospitals, potable water, electricity, decent education, and building materials.

Second, breaking up the internal embargo on the West Bank by dismantling all of the hundreds of Israel’s military check points, freeing the 11,000 political Palestinian prisoners, and permitting free movement on all highways regardless of race or religion, and communication among the Palestinians.

Third, establishing an autonomous Palestinian State with diplomatic embassies to all independent States, airports, ports, passports, and currency.

Fourth, dismantling all Israeli colonies outside the 1967 borders.

Fifth, pulling down the Wall of Shame dividing Palestine from Israel.

Six, Negotiating the processes for the “right of return of Palestinian diaspora” into Palestine and Israel with appropriate compensations and remuneration for miseries subjected to for over 70 years of humiliation and indignities.

Seven, pressuring Israel into abiding by all the UN human rights and international rights that all member States agreed upon; including any States that are not making any effort into showing seriousness to improving their human rights records.

Note:  Since posting this article, Arab masses have risen from the ashes and demanding dignity and full national and human rights.

Iran and Syria:  A difficult 30 years alliance; (Apr. 20, 2010)

            Almost every day, news media analyze the alliance between Syria and Iran.  Since the Iranian nuclear program was launched, the western media and the so-called “moderate” Sunni Arab dictators and monarchs’ media would like to witness any kinds of rift in the alliance, sort of an illusion made to sound a reality anytime soon: they would also like to relieve Israel of a “psychological” nuisance that Islamic countries can also own nuclear capability if they set their mind to it. 

            Actually, there are no lack of brain power and money for Egypt, Syria, or Saudi Arabia to fulfill this project if the Arab League was up to its name.  The USA and Europe are actively working to destabilizing Iran and threatening harsher economical embargo so that Iran desist “manipulating” the dangerous products, even for civilian use such as hospital and generating electricity.  So far, Iran is within the boundaries of Atomic Energy Agency guidelines; that is why the UN is unable to threaten strong arm interventions.

            Syria’s Baath Party tried to re-unite with Iraq’s Baath branch and then have strategic alliance between the two States in 1979 but Saddam Hussein foiled the attempt of Syria Hafez Assad.  Iran of the Shah was the strongest ally to the US and Israel; Saddam Hussein went along with the Shah’s policies in partitioning the water passageway (Shat al Arab) and the Kurdistan problems.  When Khomeini revolution succeeded then Syria allied with the new Islamic regime and still is, even during the devastating 8 years war between Iraq and Iran.

            In the Near East (for example, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, and Syria), Iran needs the alliance with Syria more than any other States because Syria can put the squeeze on the US and Israel if conditions deteriorates.  In global politics, especially securing veto powers of China and Russia in the UN, Syria badly need the heavy weight of Iran to circumvent any economical embargoes or blockades on Syria and also for securing military credits and hardware.  In the last two decades, Syria wooed Turkey and managed to establish one of the closest alliances in the region.  As long as Turkey lacks the requisite caliber to weight on Russia and China in the UN as Iran can, then Syria has no option but to put more eggs in Iran’s basket.

            Syria has assimilated the idiom: “Never put all your eggs in one basket” and is not about to change this strategic policy. This article focuses on the deal between Iran and Syria on Lebanon. Iran grasped early on that the fundamental strategy of Syria is: “Syria military strategy is one with Lebanon”.  Thus, Hezbollah may resume its political leaning toward Iran but in no situation should Hezbollah undertake any military activities without prior consent of Syria and complete coordination with Syria.  The other deal is that the other Chiaa political faction of AMAL should share equally, if not a bit more than Hezbollah, in the parliament, government, municipality, and civil administrations. AMAL is headed by Nabih Berry, over 30 years as head of the Lebanese Parliament, and was created by late Iranian Imam Moussa Sadr in 1972 who was assassinated in Libya in 1983. AMAL is the main political party totally at the beck of Syria instructions; thus, when any Lebanese file or problem is turned exclusively to Nabih Berry for consideration then it means that the resolution is in the hands of Syria.

            Currently, the most urgent demand of Syria on Lebanon’s government is to let go of the International Court investigating the assassination of late Rafic Harri PM in 2005. Syria knows that this Court was created as a political weapon by the US to pressure Syria into political concessions. After 5 years of heavy political pressures on Syria, now the Court is turning the weapon on Hezbollah.  Syria knows that targeting Hezbollah is implicitly targeting Syria. The international political usage of this Court has to end and very soon or Lebanon will suffer great instability if Saad Hariri PM keeps his uncertain position and refuses to step down.  Most probably, another Prime Minister ready to bring the International Court to Lebanon’s jurisdiction would be selected. Fact is, France declined to resume financing the Court; a signal that France no longer sees any benefit of the Court to its current policies in the Near East.

Radical Islam: the critical decade (1977-1989); (October 11, 2009)

 

            Sadate of Egypt visited Jerusalem in 1977 and spoke at the Knesset and sighed a peace treaty with Israel.  The Arab and Islamic world is angry.  The Arab League rejected Egypt as member for ten years. The Moslem Brotherhood movement in Egypt stopped cooperating with Sadate and an extremist faction proclaimed “Takfir wa Hejrat” which means repentance and refuge from the urban centers and isolation into communities for the Moslems abiding by the Charia. 

            The religious dogma of Sayyed Qotb whom Nasser had hanged in 1966 resurfaced with acute power.  Qotb was studying in the USA and returned to preach that Islam has been weakened because it has forgotten the notion of “Jihad” and is cooperating with the infidels the “monafikeen” or hypocrites whom the Prophet Muhammad lambasted for being ready to rally with the Jews or to returning to “Jahiliya”; thus, Qotb encouraged Jihad against the Moslems consorting with the policies and traditions of the infidels.

            A retired Palace Guard in Saudi Arabia, Juhaiman Otaibi, got wind of the message of “Takfir wa Hejra” and started Friday preaches in that vein: He warned the Moslems that 1979 is the 15th century of the Moslem Hijra and that the most awaited Mahdi is coming to unite Islam.  A Yemenite from Assir, Abdallah Kahtani, who broke up from his master Ben Baz (still the formal actual cleric to the Saudi Kingdom), became the theologian for Otaibi.  The Egyptian Muhammad Elyas joined forces and the recruits of these three leaders invaded Al Kaaba in the autumn of 1979 and captured it.  The Saudi monarch paid the French paratroopers to retaking Al Kaaba; hundreds were massacred in that fight.

            The “Royal Family” in Saudi Arabia got the message clear and loud; Saudi Arabia was slightly inching from the Dark Ages before it re-sank even further in the darkest of ages.  The two monarchs Khaled and Fahd were staunch Wahhabits and hated the Chiaa sect. The minister of the Defense was Sultan and his cadet brother Nayef was the minister of the Interior, and their half-brother Bandar from a Sudanese mother was the eternal Ambassador to the USA.  This trio had vast contacts with Sunni radical Islamic Pakistan, Iraq of Saddam Hussein, and they financed the El Qaeda; they even asked the US to dismantle their bases in Saudi Arabia in order to keep the face of radical Moslems toward the widespread feeling in the Arab and Islamic World. It is to be understood that the Saudi sovereign fund is practically cash money for the US Administrations to use when the US Senate denies any funds to the Executive branch.

            In 1977, the Islamic forces in Iran were virulent and sympathized with the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood movement.  The US, France, and Britain permitted the overseas Iranian parties against the Chah to organize and demonstrate: these three States wanted to put the squeeze on the overbearing Chah of Iran because he was leading OPEC and had increased oil prices 160% within a couple of years. I recall that during my study in Oklahoma the Iranian parties kept constant demonstrations and gathering all of 1977 until Khomeini came to power in 1979.  There were the Khomeini movement, the Islamic Moujahedeen Khalq, and the secular communist leaning Fedayeen Khalq.  What the Western powers started as a simple squeeze ended up in catastrophe: The Chah decided that the game is over and didn’t even put up a fight before the superpowers planned a counter-attack.

            In 1979, Iran of Khomeini, Syria of Hafez Assad, and President Bakr of Iraq decided on a rapprochement of Islam (Sunni and Chiaa).  Saddam Hussein was chief of security and Vice President of Bakr; Saddam hated the Chiaa and also Hafez Assad.  At the instigation of Saudi Arabia and the green light from the USA Saddam deposed Bakr and swiftly executed all the Iraqi Baath members who supported this entente; these prominent members of the Iraqi Baath were mostly Chiaa. Thus, Saddam and the Saudi monarchs joined forces to destabilize Iran of Khomeini.

 

            President Sadade was becoming a dead weight for the USA Administration; the Vice-President Housni Moubarak received the green light from the US to cooperate with the Moslem Brotherhood to eliminate Sadate. Lieutenant Islambouli, brother of Muhammad Elyas who invaded the Kaaba, shot dead Sadate during the yearly military parade.  Moubarak pleased the Moslem Brotherhood for a year and tightened the application of Charia and froze the peace treaty for a short while.

            The Saudi Monarchs financed and instigated Saddam to invade Iran in 1980. The US disturbed the electronics of a plane carrying the entire Iranian chief of staff inspecting the Khuzestan which crashed with no survivors.  After a swift advance in Khuzestan the Iraqi troops were halted, defeated, and then retreated into Iraq by 1982.  During that war Iraq received all the military logistic, support, and aerial intelligence from the USA, France, and Britain. France sold Saddam a nuclear reactor that Israel would bomb in 1983.  The US supplied Saddam with bacteriological and chemical arms of mass destruction. Iran wanted the war to continue in order to re-structure its political system and thus this insane war lasted till 1989 before Khomeini died.  The leaders of the strong Iranian movement for entente between Sunni and Chiaa were blown up during a convention; among the dead was Ayatollah Montazeri.  Rafsanjani, later to become President of Iran, hated the Sunni sect and made sure to arrive 15 minutes late to the convention: he was the right hand man of Khomeini at the time.

            With the Chah out the Soviet Union was encouraged and then sucked in militarily into Afghanistan; the same process as the US was gradually sucked in Viet Nam.  Iran of Khomeini arranged a deal with the Soviet not to interfere in the North and West of Afghanistan with Chiaa majority. Saudi Arabia recruited radical Moslem Sunnis from around the world to fight communist Soviet Union; Pakistan was the State to supply arms, logistics, and training to the Moslem “mujahideen”.

 

            As the Soviet Union was disintegrating in 1991, the US and Europe were busy with a new world order and intentionally forgot radical Islam for an entire decade.  Radical Islam got under way in organization and proliferation and performed many operational activities in Indonesia, Somalia, Tanzania, Kenya, Chechnya, Pakistan, India, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia (the Khobar bombing of the hotel where the American aviators had residence) to end up with the 9/11/ 2001 attack on the Twin Towers.  During the decade, after the dismantlement of Russia, the US Administrations toned down every terrorist’s activities to its public opinion in order to focus on world financial domination and the restructuring of Europe.


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