Archiv: nationalism


13.05.2020 - 17:31 [ New York Times ]

In a Fatal Error, C.I.A. Picked a Bombing Target Only Once: The Chinese Embassy

(July 23, 1999)

WASHINGTON — The director of the CIA disclosed Thursday that the agency had selected just one target in the 11-week air war over Yugoslavia, and its decision led to the accidental bombing of the Chinese embassy in May.

„It was the only target we nominated,“ the director, George Tenet, said at a rare public hearing of the House Intelligence Committee.

13.05.2020 - 17:25 [ AP Archive / Youtube ]

CIA DIRECTOR TESTIFYS OVER BOMBING OF CHINESE BELGRADE EMBASSY

(video from July 1999)

The C-I-A has revealed it had accurate maps and some agency employees knew the correct location of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade mistakenly bombed in May during NATO’s air campaign against Yugoslavia.

The C-I-A Director George Tenet made the announcement on Thursday while testifying before the House Intelligence Committee in Washington D-C.

13.05.2020 - 17:17 [ CNN ]

Missiles slam into central Belgrade

(April 20, 1999
Web posted at: 10:35 p.m. EDT)

At least two cruise missiles struck the building believed to belong to Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic’s ruling Socialist Party, CNN’s Brent Sadler reported from the scene.

Flames were pouring out of the upper floors of the building, which is about 15 stories tall, and the ground level was also engulfed in fire.

13.05.2020 - 17:05 [ BBC ]

Cruise missiles blast Belgrade

(Monday, April 5, 1999)

Nato spokesman Jamie Shea said it was „a very successful and extensive night of operations.“

In an interview with BBC World, he said a change in the weather enabled Nato to step up its activities against infrastructure targets, and against Yugoslav ground deployments in Kosovo itself.

13.05.2020 - 17:04 [ CNN ]

Cruise missiles strike Belgrade again

(April 4, 1999)

At about 4:35 a.m. Sunday Belgrade time (9:35 p.m. EST) Belgrade was rocked by a large explosion.

CNN reporters saw a fireball and an orange glow which lit up the sky.

13.05.2020 - 16:44 [ Sydney Morning Herald ]

From the Archives, 1999: NATO launches air strikes against Yugoslavia

First published The Age on March 25, 1999

(…)

NATO chief Javier Solana ordered attacks against Yugoslavia after President Milosevic rebuffed a last-ditch peace offer and revved up his war machine by declaring a state of emergency — the first since World War II.

„We must stop an authoritarian regime from repressing its people In Europe at the end of the 20th century. We have a moral duty to do so. The responsibility is on our shoulders and we will fulfil it,“ Mr Solana said in Brussels.

13.05.2020 - 14:26 [ MediaMonitors.net ]

Sorting Through the Lies of the Racak Massacre and other Myths of Kosovo

(February 15, 2001)

There was the ethnic cleansing. The atrocities. The refugees chased out of Kosovo by the Serb army. The mass graves. The heaps of bodies tossed into vats of sulphuric acid at the Trepca mines.

NATO spokesman Jamie Shea said there were 100,000 Kosovars unaccounted for.

Remember?

If you’re like most people, you have at least a vague recollection of something that seemed to approach a modern-day Holocaust.

Problem is, none of it happened.

13.05.2020 - 14:20 [ WSWS.org ]

What really has happened in Kosovo

(14 May 1999)

In the US-NATO assault on Yugoslavia, accusations of genocide in Kosovo play the same role in the propaganda war as cruise missiles and cluster bombs in the air war. The claims that Serbian troops and paramilitary forces are slaughtering thousands, tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of Kosovar Albanians, the comparisons of Slobodan Milosevic to Adolf Hitler, the invocation of the Holocaust–all these serve as weapons, if not to convince, at least to intimidate public opinion.

The purpose of this propaganda, whose tone has been set by the White House, is to block any critical thought or even serious reflection on the part of the American people about the mushrooming conflict in the Balkans.

10.09.2019 - 16:05 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Commons chaos: Rebel Tories hint they could back second referendum after MPs scuffle in chamber in protest over shutdown

Labour MPs started singing revolutionary anthem The Red Flag after Scottish and Welsh nationalists sang Flower Of Scotland and Bread Of Heaven.

The extraordinary scenes erupted as the Commons session was closed down shortly before 2am by the prorogation order, recommended to the Queen by the Prime Minister, in an act most MPs believe was intended to prevent Parliament having a say over Brexit. Minutes earlier, Mr Johnson suffered his sixth Commons defeat when MPs failed to back his call for a snap general election.

30.05.2019 - 10:09 [ nspm.rs ]

The Balkans XX years after NATO aggression: the case of the Republic of Srpska – past, present and future

(16.04.2019)

Serbs have never in their history attacked or otherwise imperiled any NATO member country – nor did the Republic of Srpska present any threat to world peace and safety as it has been presented by Western media and self-proclaimed experts at the time i.e. in decades of satanization of Serbs as a people.The real explanation is that after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Warsaw pact NATO set its new goal i.e., to spread to the East. This is how NATO transformed itself into a political expansionist organization.

23.05.2019 - 04:57 [ Haaretz ]

How Modi Won Reelection as India’s Hindu Nationalist Messiah

Modi and his political party pivoted away from confronting corruption, redesignating the central threat to Indian society instead as „the Muslim threat“ – India’s own Muslim community and neighboring Pakistan. Deliberately stoked religious polarization has deepened to a worrisome extent.

Modi replaced his „development man“ imperative with a new public image: that of the Hindu savior. That shift has also won significant popular support.

09.05.2019 - 11:10 [ Kathimerini ]

EU presidents issue joint call on citizens to vote in May elections

Twenty one EU heads of state, including Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, called on EU citizens to exercise their right to vote at the European Parliament elections on May 26, in a joint appeal released on Thursday, May 9, which coincides with Europe Day and the 74th anniversary of the end of World War II.

20.04.2019 - 12:56 [ Patricia ‏/ Twitter ]

The FR are notoriously unreliable. Farage is close to Le Pen in ideology and I think she could persuade him in forming an alliance at EU parliament level and forget Brexit. I don’t want to give Le Pen allies.

20.04.2019 - 12:26 [ Brexit Watch ‏/ Twitter ]

Bad news for Brexiteers: Germany’s AfD and France’s Le Pen back away from calls for EU exit. This might be a trick to get more MEPs but if its not, it means no other countries will follow Brexit. Mr @Nigel_Farage what say you? @LBC

(16.1.2019)

19.04.2019 - 13:14 [ trtworld.com ]

Le Pen drops ‘Frexit’ in favour of an ‘EU of the far-right’

Marine Le Pen has asserted that neither she nor her party want France’s withdrawal from the eurozone.

Speaking at a gathering of her supporters on Saturday ahead of the European elections, the National Rally (RN) leader said that her platform would now “look to change the EU from within”.

26.09.2018 - 13:10 [ Koz Post ]

Macron denounced “the law of the strongest” in the tribune of the UN

The iranian issue demonstrates this profound difference of approach. When Donald Trump called on the international community to “isolate the iranian regime”, Emmanuel Macron advocates “dialogue” with Tehran.

“What is it that will fix the real situation in Iran?, he asks. “The law of the strongest? The pressure of a single? No!”

“We know that Iran was on the path to a nuclear military, but what is it that has stopped? The Vienna agreement of 2015,” he continued.

25.08.2018 - 12:09 [ Marian Houk ‏/ Twitter ]

„What actions, he asked. She said: ‚Did you go to fight in Syria? Did your friends…?‘ He said no. She asked again about Gaza: ‚Okay, you’re a smart guy w/ a Ph.D. What’s the solution for Gaza?’…When he fell silent, she asked: ‚When did you last throw a stone at an Israeli“…

25.08.2018 - 12:03 [ Marian Houk ‏/ Twitter ]

;So you don’t give money to Gaza?; she asked; when he said he doesn’t, she told him that he was lying + she could see it in his body language.

‚Why are you nervous?‘ she asked. He replied, ‚B/c you’re applying pressure’…She said: “Maybe you’re nervous because you’re a criminal”

25.08.2018 - 12:01 [ Times of Israel ]

German man says was detained at border, questioned about ‘Palestinian blood’

“Don’t lie to us, because we already know everything anyway, and we can see when you lie too. We have a lot of video footage of you, we know where you went and what you did,” a second interrogator reportedly told him.

25.08.2018 - 11:56 [ Haaretz ]

Shin Bet Holds German Citizen at Israeli Border: Your Blood Isn’t German, It’s Palestinian

Nadim Sarrouh, a 34-year-old German citizen, says he’s accustomed to short detentions and questioning. But this time was different

13.08.2018 - 06:03 [ Daily Beast ]

Surrounded by Thousands of Protesters, White Nationalists Sneak Out of Their Own D.C. Rally

The racists wanted a show of force, a two-hour rally, and the respect of the nation’s capital. They got none of it.

Instead, the two dozen or so white supremacists were outnumbered by more than 1,000 protesters. The group relied all day on a heavy police presence to escort their rally and then, before it was even scheduled to start, they fled in police vans.

23.07.2018 - 11:33 [ Daniel Barenboim / Haaretz / googleusercontent.com ]

Today, I Am Ashamed to Be an Israeli

Yet, nothing has really changed since 2004. Instead, we now have a law that confirms the Arab population as second-class citizens. It therefore is a very clear form of apartheid.

I don’t think the Jewish people survived for 20 centuries, mostly through persecution and enduring endless cruelties, on order to now become the oppressors, inflicting cruelty on others. This new law does exactly that.

22.07.2018 - 12:10 [ Times of Israel ]

Rabbi’s arrest signals Israel ‘no longer for all Jews’ — US Conservative leader

(21.7.2018) Steven Wernick says ‚infuriating‘ detention of Dov Haiyun for performing weddings outside Rabbinate ‚gives the impression of a religious police‘.

22.07.2018 - 12:07 [ wwwmoxnewscom / Youtube ]

Steve Bannon „That’s Why I’m Proud To Stand With Israel! That’s Why I’m A Proud Christian Zionist!“

November 15, 2017 C-SPAN News http://MOXNews.com Former Trump administration chief strategist Steve Bannon spoke at a dinner of the Zionist Organization of America in New York City. He praised President Trump on his support of Israel and his leadership in the fight against ISIS and radical Islamic terror.

22.07.2018 - 11:58 [ Huffington Post ]

How It’s ‚Absolutely‘ Possible For Steve Bannon To Be Pro-Israel And Anti-Semitic

(18.11.2016) But some Jewish thought leaders and rabbis aren’t as willing to accept the argument that being pro-Israel, or the commitment to protecting the state of Israel rigorously, automatically absolves someone from being anti-Semitic.

In fact, these leaders argue, it’s absolutely possible for people to support the state of Israel and the same time, to support networks that promote hatred towards American Jews.

20.07.2018 - 18:23 [ theNational.scot ]

There is now no denying the apartheid state that is Israel

I STILL recall when I first used the word “apartheid” to describe the State of Israel’s policies towards Palestinians. It was more than a decade ago now during a reporting stint in Jerusalem and after an Israeli colleague had told me of the Hebrew word, hafrada, which refers to the concept of separation.

20.07.2018 - 18:09 [ Haaretz ]

Europe’s Most Extreme Nationalist Leader Visits the Jewish People’s Nation-state

Netanyahu also referred to the ideological tie linking the two governments: „Both of us understand that radical Islam presents a true threat“ to Europe, Israel and Arab countries.

„Iran is the greatest threat and we are the front-line protecting Europe as well,“ Netanyahu said.

President Reuven Rivlin, who represents the liberal part of the Israeli right wing and has publicly criticized parts of the nation-state law, also understands this link.

20.07.2018 - 18:05 [ Haaretz ]

Head of Conservative Judaism Movement Compares Israel’s Religious Authorities to Iran and Saudi Arabia

„After my colleague in Haifa is pulled out of bed, arrested and summoned back for officiating at a non-Orthodox wedding and the passage of the nation-state law, I do not believe we can talk about a ‚gap‘ between Israel and the Diaspora,“ Wernick wrote in a letter to the Israeli government. „It is now a ‚canyon.'“

„These are the actions of Iran and Saudi Arabia,“ Wernick wrote, a rare choice of words for the leader of a movement which overall is considered very supportive of Israel.

19.07.2018 - 05:56 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu’s Dark Deal With Europe’s Radical Right

(9.7.2018) He has some passionate fans there: A long list of anti-democratic movements and governments that consider Bibi’s Israel an optimal partner. The Israeli government has no problem with these entities, because they are essentially quite similar. The basis of the connection derives from overlapping interests and ideological closeness.
Immigration is a prominent example.

19.07.2018 - 05:46 [ Haaretz ]

‘Racist and Discriminatory’: U.S. Jewish Leaders Warn Israel Against Passage of Nation-state Bill

Some 7,000 demonstrators in Tel Aviv march from Rabin Square to an ‚emergency rally‘ to protest the bill ■ New Israel Fund CEO: ‚This is tribalism at its worst‘

19.07.2018 - 05:44 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Passes Controversial Nation-state Bill Allowing It to Encourage Establishment of Jewish-only Communities

62 MKs vote in favor of the bill after a stormy debate and changes to problematic clauses ■ Arab lawmakers tossed out of Knesset after they tear bill in protest, call it ‚apartheid law‘

08.07.2018 - 16:11 [ Haaretz / googlewebusercontent.com ]

Splitting the EU: Israel’s Tightening Alliance With Central Europe’s Nationalist Leaders

In tandem with the upgrading of relations with Israel, there is growing friction between central European states and the EU. This revolves mainly around the issue of migrants. Tensions reached new heights this month over a compromise on closing the EU’s external borders and the establishment of screening centers for migrants. The measures were opposed by Germany, but strongly promoted by Hungary and Poland.