Archiv: remembrances


03.11.2019 - 09:27 [ Haaretz ]

Gantz at Rabin Memorial: Hate Has Again Been Weaponized by Politicians Without Limits

“As the prime minister of Israel I shall aspire and act to turn this rally into an official rally shared by all of Israeli society,” said Gantz, who was asked in October to form the next government, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned his mandate to President Reuven Rivlin. “I want this square to be balanced, for all the streams to find their place in it and to sincerely mourn this debased murder.”

30.10.2019 - 19:01 [ duchessofinfluence.com ]

Princess Diana from outsider to royal standard bearer

Princess Diana’s was a determined defender to the voiceless. Her presence shed a spotlight on the forgotten people in society. The people in Angola who lived in landmine infested lands. Diana shed light on issues such as homelessness that people in Britain wanted to sweep under the rug.

26.10.2019 - 15:37 [ Haaretz ]

Gantz to Be Main Speaker at Event Marking 24th Anniversary of Rabin’s Murder

This is the first year, according to the organizers, that they are seeking contributions from the public at large to fund the event, since no movement or non-profit group has agreed to sponsor.

29.09.2019 - 10:44 [ ITV.com ]

Jo Cox Foundation urges MPs to sign code of conduct to protect parliamentarians

Following a week where the prime minister was accused of using“violent“ language, the charity set up in honour of murdered Labour MP Mrs Cox said it had been working with the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) to develop a Joint Standard of Conduct to help protect election candidates.

26.09.2019 - 15:51 [ France24.com ]

Jacques Chirac, a giant of French politics, dies at 86

Chirac was barely a year into his second presidential term when he was faced with the biggest diplomatic challenge of his career as then US president George W. Bush attempted to build a “coalition of the willing” against Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq.

The French leader was resolutely unwilling to join the coalition, emerging as a formidable voice of opposition against a military invasion. His Gallic “non” frayed France’s relations with the US and Britain, but it also won him legions of admirers at home and abroad.

11.09.2019 - 11:31 [ New York Times ]

Declassified Papers Show Anti-Castro Ideas Proposed to Kennedy

(19. November 1997)

“We could blow up a US warship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba,“ the memorandum said.

“We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington,“ it continued. “The terror campaign could be pointed at Cuban refugees seeking haven in the United States. We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute to Florida (real or simulated).“

The records show that on March 13, 1962, the Joint Chiefs of Staff endorsed these ideas as “suitable for planning purposes.“ No evidence exists that they were carried out.

11.09.2019 - 11:22 [ smeggys.co.uk ]

Operation Northwoods

Operation Northwoods was a 1962 plan by the U.S. Department of Defense to stage acts of simulated or real terrorism on US soil and against U.S. interests and then put the blame of these acts on Cuba in order to generate U.S. public support for military action against the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. As part of the U.S. government’s Operation Mongoose anti-Castro initiative, the plan, which was not implemented, called for various false flag actions, including simulated or real state-sponsored acts of terrorism on U.S. and Cuban soil. The plan was proposed by senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Louis Lemnitzer.

11.09.2019 - 08:10 [ CBS News ]

09.11.01: The towers are hit

Published on Aug 30, 2011
Bryant Gumbel reports on the explosions at the World Trade Center towers and talks to eyewitnesses. (This report was from a DVD included with the tenth anniversary edition of the CBS News/Simon & Schuster book, „What We Saw: The Events of September 11, 2001, in Words, Pictures, and Video.“)

11.09.2019 - 08:04 [ CNN ]

CNN 10 – September 11, 2019

September 11, 2019
The focus of our show this September 11, 2019: the terrorist attacks that changed America 18 years ago. We’re presenting a timeline of the events of September 11, 2001, and we’re speaking to a former CNN anchor to get a sense of what it was like to cover such tragic and momentous news.

11.09.2019 - 07:49 [ Boston Globe ]

The ‘forever war’ that began on 9/11

As we observe another anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack that shattered American life 18 years ago, its full impact is still unfolding. Those who planned it succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. The airborne assaults that took nearly 3,000 lives on that day may now be seen as the most diabolically successful terror attack in history. That attack not only wreaked carnage at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in rural Pennsylvania. It wound up dragging the United States into an endless state of war that has drained our treasury, poisoned our politics, created waves of new terrorism, and made us the enemy of millions around the world.

03.06.2019 - 19:24 [ Haaretz ]

Leader of Sobibor Death Camp Rebellion Dies in Israel at 96

Sobibor was founded in 1942 in occupied Poland, alongside Treblinka and Belzec. The insurgency at the camp erupted on October 14, 1943. The rebels, led by Ukrainian Jew Alexander Pechersky, killed a number of SS officers with knives and axes and led a mass escape. They broke through the fencing and fled into the forest around the camp.

Many were caught and executed by the Germans; some were captured and turned over by local villagers. Ultimately about 300 of the 600 prisoners in the camp escaped but only 50 would survive the Holocaust. Rozenfeld was one.

02.05.2019 - 19:20 [ Haaretz ]

Trump Envoy Greenblatt Condemns Israeli Rabbis‘ Remarks That Endorsed Racism, Hitler

In recordings aired by Israel’s Channel 13 News, Rabbi Eliezer Kashtiel, head of the Bnei David academy in Eli, is heard saying that „the Arab wants to be under the occupation because they have a genetic problem, they don’t know how to manage a country, they don’t know how to do anything,“ and that „we believe in racism.“ Rabbi Giora Redel was recorded saying that Hitler was „correct in his ideology“ and „is one hundred percent correct, except for the fact that he’s on the wrong side.“

02.05.2019 - 19:12 [ Haaretz ]

‘Let Us Die at Home in Peace’: Israel Plans to Evict Dozens of Holocaust Survivors

100-year-old Alexander Litvin, who fought with the Red Army against the Nazis, doesn’t understand why Israeli authorities want to evict him from his home in the housing complex, where he’s lived for the past 20 years.

“I can’t move [to a new] house at my age, I don’t know why the government decided to evict us, it’s our home,” said Litvin. He is one of 70 elderly men and women, 45 of them are Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans, who live in a residential compound in the town of Bnei Ayish in south-central Israel and scheduled to be forced out in four months.

02.05.2019 - 19:11 [ Haaretz ]

My Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commemoration Was One Long Obscenity; and It’s Not Over

He advances to the microphones with that same chromeplate of self-besotted, transparently over-emotive self-canonization, and tells the survivors how great they have it here, with him in power.

The Holocaust. Like everything else, it’s all about him.

This year, I will freely admit, his address to the aged survivors – “to the Holocaust survivors who, this evening, come before everyone and are above everyone” – stood out from the usual.

21.04.2019 - 09:41 [ Rocketboom / Youtube ]

George Bush on September 11th

US President George Bush on September 11, 2001 being told the second World Trade Center tower had been hit and the five minutes that followed.

19.04.2019 - 15:50 [ Sinn Fein ]

A statement from the party leaders on the murder of Lyra McKee:

„We are united in rejecting those responsible for this heinous crime.

„They have no support in the community, must be brought to justice and should disband immediately.

„We reiterate our support for the PSNI, who while carrying out their duties were also the target of last night’s attack. We call on anyone with any information to bring that forward to the police and assist their inquiries.

„This is a time for calm heads.”

Michelle O’Neill (Sinn Féin)

Arlene Foster (DUP)

Robin Swann (UUP)

Colum Eastwood (SDLP)

Naomi Long (Alliance)

Clare Bailey (Green Party)

19.04.2019 - 10:33 [ Parliament.uk ]

Tributes to Reverend Robert John Bradford

(16. November 1981)

The Prime Minister (Mrs. Margaret Thatcher)

The right hon. Member for Down, South (Mr. Powell) has spoken for the whole House and for the United Kingdom in expressing our horror and revulsion at the assassination of his hon. Friend, who was killed because he was a Member of this honourable House.

Robert Bradford was well known as a conscientious and devoted constituency Member, yet he was murdered on Saturday morning when he was helping his constituents—helping them so that he could better serve them here in the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

We shall pursue with the utmost vigour those who committed this wicked crime and we shall persevere in our duty to rid our country of the evil of terrorism.

13.04.2019 - 12:24 [ Bernie Sanders, US Senator / Twitter ]

Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage. She won’t back down to Trump’s racism and hate, and neither will we. The disgusting and dangerous attacks against her must end.

13.04.2019 - 12:17 [ New York Times ]

A DAY OF TERROR: THE ISRAELIS; Spilled Blood Is Seen as Bond That Draws 2 Nations Closer

(12. September 2001)

Asked tonight what the attack meant for relations between the United States and Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, the former prime minister, replied, “It’s very good.“ Then he edited himself: “Well, not very good, but it will generate immediate sympathy.“ He predicted that the attack would “strengthen the bond between our two peoples, because we’ve experienced terror over so many decades, but the United States has now experienced a massive hemorrhaging of terror.“

13.04.2019 - 12:13 [ HistoryCommons.org ]

Context of ‚(6:30 a.m.) September 11, 2001: NORAD on Alert for Emergency Exercises‘

This is a scalable context timeline. It contains events related to the event (6:30 a.m.) September 11, 2001: NORAD on Alert for Emergency Exercises. You can narrow or broaden the context of this timeline by adjusting the zoom level.

13.04.2019 - 11:45 [ US Government Publishing Office ]

Hearings before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, August 16 and 17, 2004

(15./17. August 2004)

The following five exercise hijack events included a suicide crash into a high-value target. Synopses of exercise results are not available. They were discarded in accordance with DOD directives.

Exercise Name: Vigilant Guardian 01-1
Exercise Date: 23 Oct 00
Participants: HQ NORAD/Continental U.S. NORAD Region (CONR)/Sectors
Scenario: Weapons of Mass Destruction directed at the United Nations–an individual steals a Federal Express aircraft and plans a suicide attack on the United Nations Building in New York City.
Synopsis of actions: Conducted an interception, exercised command and control and coordinated with external agencies.

Exercise Name: Vigilant Guardian 01-1
Exercise Date: 16 Oct 00
Participants: HQ NORAD/Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center/CONR/
Canadian NORAD Region/Sectors
Scenario: Due to recent arrests involving illegal drug trafficking in Maine, an individual steals a Federal Express plane and plans a suicide attack into the United Nations Building in New York City.
Synopsis of actions: Exercised command and control, coordinated with external agencies and followed hijack checklists.

Exercise Name: Falcon Indian 99-3
Exercise Dates: 5 Jun 00
Participants: CONR/Sectors
Scenario: Learjet hijacked maintaining tight formation with Canadair airliner, loaded with explosives. Learjet planned to crash into the White House.
Synopsis of actions: Exercised command and control, coordinated with external agencies and followed hijack checklists.

Exercise Name: Falcon Indian 00-1
Exercise Dates: 5 Jun 00
Participants: CONR/Sectors
Scenario: Communist party faction hijacks aircraft bound from western to eastern United States. High explosives on board. Intends to crash into the Statue of Liberty.
Synopsis of actions: Cross-sector hand over. Exercised command and control, coordinated with external agencies and followed hijack checklists. Federal Aviation Administration requested assistance.

Exercise Name: Falcon Indian 00-1
Exercise Date: 6 Nov 99
Participants: CONR/Sectors
Scenario: China Air from Los Angeles to JFK airport hijacked east of Colorado Springs by five terrorists. If not intercepted, intends to crash into United Nations building.
Synopsis of actions: Cross-sector hand over. Exercised command and control, coordinated with external agencies and followed hijack checklists.

13.04.2019 - 11:26 [ scribd.com ]

NORAD Exercises Hijack Summary

(2004)

A document entitled „NORAD Exercises Hijack Summary“ from the 9/11 Commission’s files. It lists air defense training exercises involving hijackings for approximately four years before 9/11. The exercises included a version of ‚Vigilant Guardian‘ in which a suicide hijack targeting New York took place two days before 9/11; the document details 9 versions of Vigilant Guardian which took place the week before 9/11, all of which involve hijacking. A version on 9/6/01 involved a shoot-down by fighter jets. The document is from the Neads Trip 2 of 3 folder, Box 20, Team 8 files, Miles Kara Work Files series. On his blog, Miles Kara confirmed that he created the document, saying it is „one of many work papers I created during my work on the 9-11 Commission Staff“ and „The document was prepared to list what we knew about exercises before we traveled to NORAD Headquarters.“

13.04.2019 - 10:51 [ New York Times ]

Declassified Papers Show Anti-Castro Ideas Proposed to Kennedy

(19. November 1997)

“We could blow up a US warship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba,“ the memorandum said.

“We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington,“ it continued. “The terror campaign could be pointed at Cuban refugees seeking haven in the United States. We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute to Florida (real or simulated).“

The records show that on March 13, 1962, the Joint Chiefs of Staff endorsed these ideas as “suitable for planning purposes.“ No evidence exists that they were carried out.

13.04.2019 - 10:48 [ smeggys.co.uk ]

Operation Northwoods

Operation Northwoods was a 1962 plan by the U.S. Department of Defense to stage acts of simulated or real terrorism on US soil and against U.S. interests and then put the blame of these acts on Cuba in order to generate U.S. public support for military action against the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. As part of the U.S. government’s Operation Mongoose anti-Castro initiative, the plan, which was not implemented, called for various false flag actions, including simulated or real state-sponsored acts of terrorism on U.S. and Cuban soil. The plan was proposed by senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Louis Lemnitzer.

13.04.2019 - 10:25 [ Andres Salomon ‏/ Twitter ]

The full CAIR speech. The part that was taken out of context is at 15:17. Watching the full thing, you can clearly see that she’s talking about all muslim-americans being blamed for 9/11. Never forget that, either. #IStandWithIlhan

13.04.2019 - 10:22 [ Donald J. Trump, Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten / Twitter ]

WE WILL NEVER FORGET!

13.04.2019 - 10:17 [ theGuardian.com ]

Ilhan Omar: progressive Democrats condemn Republican smears and urge party to do the same

Rightwing critics have used an edited clip of the “some people did something” comment to falsely claim that Omar does not believe that September 11 was a terrorist attack, that she downplayed or demeaned the seriousness of the attack, and that she is un-American or not loyal to the United States.

Fox News and the New York Post, both owned by Rupert Murdoch, have devoted high-profile coverage to the misleading claims, including a graphic New York Post cover with her quote and an image of the World Trade Center towers in flames.

31.03.2019 - 13:17 [ IfNotNow / Twitter ]

Today 3 minors were killed by IDF snipers as they protested the inhumane conditions Israel imposes on Gaza with its military blockade around the entire region. As American Jews, we need to be speaking out against these atrocities today and every day.

(30.3.2019)

31.03.2019 - 12:12 [ qudsnen.co ]

Gaza teen dies from IOF gunfire sustained during border protests

Gaza (QNN) – A Palestinian teenager identified as Belal Mahmoud Najjar, 17, died on Saturday evening from wounds sustained by Israeli occupation forces’ gunfire during the protests at Gaza border on the 43rd anniversary of the Land Day, bringing the number of Palestinians killed by IOF on the same day to four.

31.03.2019 - 11:57 [ theGuardian.com ]

Israeli fire kills four Palestinians, says Gaza health ministry

Israel’s military estimated that 40,000 demonstrators had turned up at several points along the border, adding that they threw rocks and in some cases “explosive devices” towards the fence.

The first fatality of the day, Muhammad Sa’ad, 20, was hit in the head by shrapnel caused by Israeli fire before dawn at an overnight protests before the main demonstration, Gaza’s health ministry said. Two 17-year-olds boys were shot dead later in the day, it said, while Belal al-Najjar, 17, later succumbed to wounds sustained in east Gaza Strip.