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* In 1993, the Pope Openly Embraced Kosovo Secession
* In a story filed March 26, 1941, the N.Y. Times reported a huge rebellion by ordinary Serbs vs. pro-Nazi policies. The world held its breath. Scanned and transcribed from the original.  Jared Israel comments.


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* It is widely believed that the British Foreign Office conspired to create the state of Israel.  But in a 1948 UN memorandum, the leftist Nation magazine charged Britain with organizing (and lying to justify) a campaign of Arab terror against Palestinian Jews. Read the Nation memorandum, transcribed in text form, with introduction by Jared Israel, in “The British Record on Partition. Or read the PDF, scanned from the original.

Here are three first hand accounts of what NATO and the UN did after occupying Kosovo:
Nightmare by Design: NATO’s Takeover of the Kosovo Town of Orahovac

 

“The Pictures Accuse: The Vatican and Nazism in Germany and Croatia” 
Evidence the Vatican helped German and Croatian Nazis
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Did Noam Chomsky Really Defend Serbia? Chomsky and Jared Israel debate.

TENC Editor in Legal Website Debate on Gaza Blockade
[July 4, 2010]


For an informative debate on the blockade go to the
Opinio Juris list, whose posters are attorneys, law teachers and the legally afflicted.  I took a major part in the discussion, posting first as Jared Israel, and then when my posts were put on hold, as JI, and for most of my posts and a very intense debate, as Jed.  Doing a word search you can read my posts under those names: Jared Israel, JI and especially Jed.

After the discussion ended, for some reason all my 'on hold' posts appeared, so a few ended up duplicated.

One amusing feature of the discussion: unable to defeat my arguments, my main opponent started 'shouting' that I had accused him of antisemitism, which in fact I had not; he was punching himself in the hope that I would join in, producing an incoherent squabble that would confuse everyone, thus obscuring his defeat on the issues and giving that old lawyer's joke, "We have no case: abuse the opposition," a new twist: "We have no case, abuse yourself." I replied to this tactic in two posts, starting here.

-- Jared Israel


File with scan from CIA document on IHH terrorists who dominated Gaza flotilla taken down; Emperor's Clothes puts it back up
(CIA document is at the bottom of this page.)

[June 6, 2010]

The Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC) is a useful source of information on the IHH, the group that owns the Mavi Marmara and that r
an the Gaza flotilla operation.  One of the ITIC reports has been taken down; we don't know why, but whatever the reason, the report is important because it includes a scan from a 1996 CIA document stating that the IHH had regional offices in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and in Zagreb, capital of Croatia.

Since the IHH claims to be a Muslim charity, but actually coordinates Muslim extremist terrorists, and since the Sarajevo so-called 'government' of Izetbegovic was a font of Muslim extremism, Sarajevo was a logical headquarters for the IHH in Bosnia.

According to the scan from the CIA document (which again, is at the bottom of
this page), the IHH Sarajevo office worked closely with the clerical fascist regime in Iran (IR). The IR played a major role in Yugoslavia, helping to supply and coordinate the importation of military supplies and mujahedeen for the Izetbegovic 'government' and advising Izetbegovic, and cozying up to the Milosevic government in Belgrade, influencing Milosevic against the Bosnian and Krajina Serbs. And today the IHH is in the IR orbit, witness the facts that a) Hamas, benefactor of the Gaza flotilla, is an IR protégé, and b) Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, who sponsored the flotilla, is an IR ally.

So it made sense for the IHH to have offices in Sarajevo . But why in Zagreb, which is not part of Bosnia?

Possibly the IHH needed those offices because the key
coordinator (that is, the key coordinator within Yugoslavia) of the attack on the Bosnian Serbs and the Bosnian Muslims loyal to Yugoslavia was not, as some argue, the Izetbegovic government in Sarajevo. Rather, it was the Tudjman government in Croatia, a cat's paw of the Vatican.  A section of the Muslims in Bosnia joined the attack on the Serbs and Yugoslavia, but the attack was initiated and in the last analysis determined by Croatia.

As supported by a TV interview with Tudjman's foreign minister, in 1994 it was the Vatican that ordered Croatia to end a period of Croatian-Muslim fighting in Bosnia, and, uniting with the Islamist-led Muslims, together crush the Serbs (and Yugoslav-loyal Muslims.)  That was in the beginning of February 1994. A week later, on February 9, Croatia forced a change in the  Bosnian Croat leadership, following which both groups of Bosnian clerical fascists -- the Muslim and Catholic varieties -- united, making possible the 1995 Croatian invasions that destroyed the Republic of Serbian Krajina. This was perhaps the most important event in the Yugoslav war. The Croats drove out over 250,000 Serbs and about 50,000 Muslims loyal to Yugoslavia who had taken refuge in the Krajina. This catastrophic defeat, coupled with the spectacle of Milosevic refusing to defend the Krajina Serbs, convinced the leaders of Republika Srpska, the Bosnian Serb republic, to accept the creation of a united Bosnia, under Muslim-Croat domination, as the West and Milosevic demanded.


The statement by the former Croatian foreign minister can be read here.

-- Jared Israel, June 6, 2010

Mavi Marmara: A World Reichstag Fire

[June 3, 2010; updated July 4, 2010]
by Jared Israel, in consultation with Samantha Criscione
Research by both 


Perhaps the most remarkable fact about the Mavi Marmara affair is that from the moment it happened, virtually all Western media and key political leaders forcefully put forward and acted on the position taken by this May 31st headline from the
Daily Mail, the well-known London tabloid:

“Israeli commandos gun down 19 peace activists in raid on Gaza ships with 28 Britons on board”
--
Daily Mail, 31st May 2010

To 'gun down' is to shoot helpless people dead, without giving them a chance to surrender. So this headline, and variations of it from Italy to the USA, called forth the image of gangsters, swarming onto the Mavi Marmara, guns blazing, shooting to kill. If the Daily Mail's indictment were true -- for this is the headline of an indictment, not a news report -- it would be remarkable that virtually all the media and most national leaders knew it was true, and acted on it immediately after the boarding of the Mavi Marmara.

Why remarkable? First because this is so different from the speed and intensity with which they responded to the real horror of the last year in Iran.

The Vatican, which did not utter a single word of criticism over the thousands of Iranians whom the IR (the clerical fascist regime in Iran) has beaten, tortured and murdered since last June, immediately sent condolences to the families of the Marmara dead.  France and the UK, which said at first little and then nothing about the Iranian blood bath, issued ultimatums to Israel. Likewise, Denmark, Spain, Greece. And so on. 

How could they immediately
know Israel was guilty, and knowing, act with such hostility towards Israel, and so fast?  And given all the huffing and puffing originating from Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan, even if Israel had been guilty, and the Western establishment miraculously, immediately knew it, why wouldn't they try to turn down the heat instead of fanning the flames with statements and actions that might have brought masses of people into the streets calling for Israel's blood? (As testimony to ordinary peoples' good sense, all the anti-Israel demonstrations in Europe fizzled.)

However, the reaction of the Western establishment is all the more remarkable because the charges are false.


Since we are witnessing a thousand-voiced indictment, dominating the mass media, with relatively little heard from the other side, before I consider
why Western leaders and the media are behaving so remarkably, let me present some of the evidence that the charges against Israel are a frame-up.

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Is the IDF Naval blockade legal?
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Let us begin with a brief discussion of the blockade.  The claim we have all heard is that because Israel stopped the flotilla outside territorial waters, the boarding was illegal.  This is not true.

Israel maintains a formally announced blockade of Gaza. As explained by the legal department of the IDF, and confirmed in an unusually fair report by Reuters (archived here), in a properly run blockade, the blockading party has the right to seize boats in international waters, once it is clear that they intend to violate the blockade.

The Gaza blockade, announced January 3, 2009, involves a change in Israel's policy.  Whereas before declaring the blockade, Israel permitted ships carrying humanitarian aid to dock in Gaza, once the blockade was announced, Israel was required, under international law governing blockades, to turn away all vessels, and was required to do so effectively.  (In other words, as the IDF legal report states, quoting the international law, "an
ineffective blockade would expire.")

Equally important, for a blockade to be legal under international law, the blockading power must arrange for humanitarian aid to be delivered to the blockaded territory, subject to various measures to guarantee that the blockaded power does not abuse this requirement.  Israel has posted evidence that, contrary to the flotilla organizers' claims, they deliver about 15,000 tons of aid (in addition to heating oil and fuel) to Gaza every week.  That evidence can be read here and here.

(I participated in a marathon debate on the blockade on a legal website.  For links, go here.)

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The Mavi Marmara was owned and controlled by the IHH, a terrorist organization
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The reason for the blockade is obvious: Hamas, a terrorist group, controls Gaza and has waged war on Israel non-stop, lobbing about 9,000 rockets into southern Israel since Israel removed all citizens and military forces from Gaza in 2005. All Hamas' weapons (rockets, mortars, etc.) have to be smuggled in. In November 2009,
Israel found 500 tons of weapons from the clerical fascist regime in Iran (the IR) on a ship destined for Hamas and Hezbollah.  So the blockade is based on realistic concerns, although this seems not to impress some Western leaders, such as Mr. Cameron of the UK.

Because under international law a blockade can only legally exist if the blockading country refuses passage to
all ships, the Gaza flotilla presented Israel with a dilemma. If the IDF permitted the flotilla to reach Gaza, aside from the secondary concern that there might be weapons on board, the blockade would be legally destroyed.  But if the IDF stopped the vessels, Israel would be attacked as a cruel bully.  Was this the intention of the IHH, the Turkish organization that owned three of the vessels, including the Mavi Marmara, and which was one of the main organizers of the flotilla? Not according to Reuters, which claims the IHH is nothing more than a charity with no grudge against Israel. It just wants to help people in distress:

"Serkan Nergis, a spokesman for IHH, told Reuters: 'We don't have anything against Israel. Our only aim was to carry aid to the people of Gaza. But for Israel, regardless of your religion or your nationality, if you help the people of Gaza you will be declared a terrorist.' "

But the Israeli government says the IHH is terrorist; and it is not just the Israeli government.

One of the countries whose government reacted with alleged outrage against Israel (
alleged because outrage can be real or feigned) was
Denmark. The Danish Foreign Minister and head of Denmark's Conservative People's Party, Lene Espersen, condemned Israel and demanded the Israeli ambassador meet and explain himself. FM Espersen then failed to show up at the meeting, instead sending a subordinate. For this the opposition Socialists accused her of incompetence. However, to paraphrase the great Lou Costello, maybe Espersen wasn't incompetent; maybe she was hiding. Could it be that the Foreign Minister was afraid the Israeli ambassador might show her a copy of a report on Islamic extremist use of charity front groups, which the Danish Foreign Ministry commissioned in 2005, when Espersen was Minister of Justice? According to the Danish report:

"Turkish authorities began their own domestic criminal investigation of IHH as early as December 1997, when sources revealed that leaders of IHH were purchasing automatic weapons from other regional Islamic militant groups. IHH’s bureau in Istanbul was thoroughly searched, and its local officers were arrested. Security forces uncovered an array of disturbing items, including firearms, explosives, bomb-making instructions, and a 'jihad flag.' After analyzing seized IHH documents, Turkish authorities concluded that 'detained members of IHH were going to fight in Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Chechnya.' "
-- "The Role of Islamic Charities in International Terrorist Recruitment and Financing," Danish Institute for International Studies, DIIS, pp.14-15.  The PDF file can be accessed here and is archived here.

On June 7, the main German public TV station, ARD, did an investigative report on the flotilla.  Below is a video of that program, with English subtitles. The group referred to in the video, Die Linke, is a fairly large German party that pays lip service to some traditional left wing ideas while supporting Islamic political extremism.

So, the Turkish component of the flotilla was recruited from Turkish fascist circles, people who believe not only in political Islam but "the Fuehrer principle," which puts them in the same camp as the German neo-Nazi party, the NPD; and a flotilla participant from Bundestag faction of Die Linke says the organizer of the supposedly left-wing component of the flotilla was Pax Christi, the main Vatican organization dealing with the Middle East. Meanwhile, the Turkish flotilla supporters sang: "Oh you Jews, the army of Mohammad is coming."

What a stew. Shades of the 1930s, rebroadcast as a tragic farce.

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Who attacked whom?
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The video below makes clear that, contrary to most media, the IDF soldiers did
not initiate the use of force.  They were attacked by a lynch mob.

As is evident from the video above, the IDF Navy soldiers were beaten with steel poles, knifed and thrown from deck to deck and overboard; this particular video does not show that they were also shot at and attacked with stun grenades and fire bombs. Only after lethal attack did they defend themselves.

In an all-too-rare moment of UK media sanity, Channel 4 (BBC) broadcast a British military expert's analysis of some of the IDF footage.  Here is a video of his remarks, which were kept inordinately brief by the interviewer:

The video below, consisting of film shot by one of the passengers further documents that lethal weapons were used in the attempted lynching of the soldiers:

Below is a video of an Israeli Channel 2 TV news broadcast, using film shot by a passenger on the Mavi Marmara. It shows an IDF Naval soldier being beaten with steel clubs, then stabbed. The news broadcaster does a replay of the knifing, because it happens very quickly and is easy to miss:

Al Jazeera, which, by the way, is a creation of the BBC, not Arab states, played a big role in the anti-Israel media attack, complete with a TV crew broadcasting from the Mavi Marmara. One member of that crew provided the following bit of comic relief, which as far as I know has until now gone unappreciated.

On the Al Jazeera web page featuring supposed minute-by-minute live coverage of the capture of the Mavi Marmara, we read:

[Excerpt from Al Jazeera page starts here.]

11
:45am: Issam Zaatar, an Al Jazeera cameraman -- one of several Al Jazeera staff who were on board the flotilla -- spoke with our Arabic channel earlier this morning about the Israeli raid. He describes the moments after commandos landed on the ship:

I was filming, he [an Israeli solider (sic!)] ran after me with an electric stick [stun gun]. He could not catch me. One of his colleagues hit my hand from behind with a stick [stun gun]. My camera fell down. He ran to crush the camera with his feet. I told him, don’t break my camera. If you want the tapes, I will give them to you. I told him these are media equipment. They had no limits. They used rubber bullets. They used tear bombs. It was an unbelievable scene.

[Excerpt from Al Jazeera page starts here.]

The story about the camera, expounded in excessive, not to say breathless detail, has all the earmarks of the melodramatic lie.  Surrounded by a violent sea of attackers, as shown in the IDF video above, why would two -- not one but two -- of the handful of besieged soldiers devote their time to getting hold of and destroying this guy's camera?  If their motive were to prevent the cameraman from filming scenes of carnage, why not use some carnage on him, rather than this Keystone Cops mock fight, first trying to knock the camera out of his hands with stun guns, then jumping up and down on the thing -- and this while a mob was beating them with steel poles.

However, aside from the preposterousness of the camera battle, there is something else worth noting about Mr. Zaatar's account.

This poor character, trying hard to do his job (i.e., to show how viciously the IDF behaved), has exhausted his imagination in creating the epic of the camera, and now must fall back on the truth: rubber bullets and tear gas!  In other words, as reported on
Al Jazeera, the IDF is accused of being as vicious as -- are you ready? -- the Toronto police at the G20 demonstrations.  And in fact, the IDF men didn't use rubber bullets.  As noted by the British military analyst above, the soldiers who rappelled down onto the deck were carrying paintball guns.

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The ultimate proof that the charges against the IDF are lies
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On May 31, the day the flotilla was captured, Al Jazeera, the flotilla media participant, reported:

[Excert from Al Jazeera starts here]

The Israeli military said four soldiers had been wounded and claimed troops opened fire after "demonstrators onboard attacked the IDF Naval personnel with live fire and light weaponry including knives and clubs".

Free Gaza Movement, the organisers of the flotilla, however, said the troops opened fire as soon as they stormed the convoy.

Our correspondent said that a white surrender flag was raised from the ship and there was no live fire coming from the passengers.

[Excerpt from Al Jazeera ends here]

OK, so a flat out disagreement; can we tell who is lying? Quite easily, actually.  Because while telling Westerners that the IDF massacred helpless peaceniks, the IHH organizers wanted to tell their Turkish supporters that the flotilla passengers had crushed the evil Jews.  To that end, the IHH gave the Turkish paper Hurriyet a number of photos. Here is the caption that accompanied the photos in Hurriyet's English edition:
 


And here are a few of the pictures:

 

(You can view all nine pictures here or here.)

Note the two characters in the first picture, armed with steel pipes, exactly as the IDF said they were.  Do they look like peace demonstrators or thugs?

Note the two Israeli soldiers, wounded and being shoved/dragged  downstairs.

Now really, if the IDF soldiers had rappelled down with automatic rifles blazing, as Al Jazeera claims, does anyone believe the flotilla passengers would have been able to wound and capture these soldiers?  And remember, these pictures were supplied by the IHH, not the IDF.

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How did the nine Mavi Marmara passengers die?
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The  soldiers had every right to fire their sidearms -- the only real weapons they carried -- in self-defense.

However, since mob-members were firing at the soldiers; since it was night time; and since mob-members were surging all around the soldiers, it is certainly possible that some mob members were accidentally shot by their own people.

And the IHH terrorists may have shot some people whom they brought on the voyage for the precise purpose, unbeknownst to the chosen victims, of murdering them if their deaths could be blamed on Israel.

Lest you think this is an extreme accusation, consider: the IHH is a long-established terrorist organization; indeed, it is a coordinator of terror. (See p. 14 of this link, which is archived here.) Terrorists and those using them for propaganda purposes routinely treat people as expendable in pursuit of propaganda gains, including by sending children and mentally disturbed adults on suicide missions.

Obviously, when such people are sent on suicide missions, even if they believe they are doing it 'willingly' (perhaps because they have been told they will have wonderful toys and candy and no school or, if they are adults, because they have been convinced this is the only way to amount to something), they are in fact being murdered by the people who sent them. So why not be more direct and simply murder a few of the more delusionary followers, then reap propaganda gains by saying Israel did it?

By way of illustrating the mindset of terrorist leaders, listen to the discussion on the video below, taken from a January 15, 2002 Palestinian Authority TV (PATV) interview with
Yasar Arafat. The interviewer asks Arafat what message he wants to give children:


Please click on link to view video

Notice that Arafat does not say, 'How wonderful if a child disables an Israeli tank!'  Rather, he says to this TV audience full of Arab parents and children, 'What a wonderful message for the world if a child, attacking a tank, gets killed!'

If the IHH killed some of its supporters -- perhaps picking people from countries where the deaths would yield maximum propaganda effect -- why would that be more horrifying than, for example, Arafat using the TV to recruit children to die for the propaganda effect?  And remember, Arafat was supposedly the
moderate terrorist -- some oxymoron, eh?  The IHH is close to Hamas and to the Islamist regime that controls Iran (IR). Nobody calls them moderate.

Perhaps IHH organizers would not have needed to keep their murderous intentions secret from all the chosen victims. Perhaps some would have been happy to be killed for propaganda.  Below is a video featuring film footage that the IDF removed from one of the cameras collected from passengers arrested on the Mavi Marmara. Note how calmly this so-called "peace activist" tells the interviewer, apparently from PressTV, that he hopes that on this trip he will be lucky enough to be a Shahid, i.e., to die for Islam:



Below is another video, this one taken from an Al Jazeera, broadcasting in Arabic from the Mavi Marmara on May 29, 2010, two days before the attempted lynching. To better understand this video, you should know that, as Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), which translated the broadcast, explains, the chants heard in the video about "Khaibar" are important:

"Khaibar is the name of the last Jewish village defeated by Muhammad's army in 628. Many Jews were killed in that battle, which marked the end of Jewish presence in Arabia. There are Muslims who see that as a precursor to future wars against Jews. At gatherings and rallies of extremists, this chant is often heard as a threat to Jews to expect to be defeated and killed again by Muslims."
-- "Gaza flotilla participants chanted Islamic battle cry invoking killing of Jews and called for Martyrdom," PMW

Two points about the video above:

A) While Al Jazeera broadcast this message in Arabic, it told English-speaking audiences that the Mavi Marmara passengers were peace activists.

B) Probably some or all the people in the video above, "enthusiastically" (as the Al Jazeera reporter cheerfully puts it) screaming for Jewish blood, would later be among those trying to lynch the Israeli soldiers.  And obviously Al Jazeera reporters and flotilla spokespersons like Greta Berlin are lying cynically when they depict the people on the Mavi Marmara as just plain ol' folksy peaceniks:

" 'This is not a confrontation, this is a massacre. We have no weapons. We are standing there with our backpacks and jeans and we have been attacked, it’s not the other way around. ' "
[My emphasis. -- J.I.]
-- Greta Berlin, interviewed by France 24

Going back to the video just before the last one, as you listened to that gentleman saying that he hoped his luck would improve so he finally might die for Islam, did it occur to you how difficult it must have been for those IDF soldiers, rappelling into a crowd of homicidal maniacs armed with lethal weapons and worshipping death?  And did you consider that the surviving maniacs are now enjoying the out-of-body experience of being transformed into suffering heroes of the Western world, so that now they are not only maniacs; they are maniacs with extravagantly swelled heads?

By staging this ambush of Navy soldiers who
thought they were just conducting a routine police action (hence their main weapons were paintball guns), the IHH wanted to achieve one of two goals:

1) Either to get Israel
to agree, under pressure, not to block ships bound for Gaza, thus ending the blockade (the organizers' stated goal). This would allow Hamas to ship in strategic weapons that are too big and heavy to be smuggled in via tunnels from Egypt, such as medium-range missiles from Iran. A bad defeat, forcing Israel either to go into Gaza and destroy Hamas once and for all, or risk the destruction of Israel.

2) Or, if Israel was not intimidated by the threat of bad publicity from the all-to-eager international media, and did board the ships, the IHH planned to a) sacrifice some of the disturbed lambs they had brought from various countries and b) attack the soldiers boarding the Mavi Marmara with lethal violence, pressing the soldiers to put down their paintball guns and pull their handguns to defend themselves, so that whatever deaths occurred (maybe from the soldiers defending themselves, and maybe some or all from IHH 'friendly' fire) could be presented to the very receptive international media and Western leaders as an unprovoked massacre of peaceniks. You know, people in jeans, carrying backpacks.

This second scenario, in which Israel enforced the blockade, has occurred. This was used by Turkish PM Erdogan (head of the extremist AK Party, whom George W. Bush helped make Prime Minister of Turkey) to hit the  Turkish secular majority (Erdogan is still prime minister, but he has done increasingly poorly at the polls) over the head with the stick of supposed Israeli misdeeds, pressuring the secular-oriented Turkish military to take the undesired step of confronting Israel.


In general, the current hysterical media campaign against Israel has the goal of putting pressure on forces everywhere that oppose Islamism, the Islamic version of clerical fascism. The idea is to intimidate them into denouncing Israel, for fear that otherwise they will be isolated. In fact, if they denounce Israel they would only strengthen their deadliest enemies.

And it has the specific goal of creating a false impression of balance between the IR butchers and Israel, thus putting a fresh coat of whitewash on the image of clerical fascism, so tarnished by the IR's brutal repression of the Iranian democracy struggle.  The underlying message of the current media onslaught is: "See? Both sides are bad, but the Israelis are so much worse."

This is precisely how the Western media attacked the Krajina and Bosnian Serbs and the Bosnian Muslims who were loyal to Yugoslavia, from 1992 to 1996.   And, by the way, according to a 1996 CIA report (see scanned excerpt from CIA document at bottom of this page), the IHH had offices in Sarajevo, in Bosnia, an important headquarters of the attack on Serbs and loyalist Muslims, and Zagreb, capital of Croatia, the main center of that attack.

It is my hypothesis that the IHH (see p. 14 of this document) picked this particular time -- shortly before June 12th, the first anniversary of the start of the great Iranian rebellion -- in the hope of demoralizing the Iranian rebels and diverting public attention from the monstrous repression in Iran.  If that is the case, perhaps the IHH reached the blockade area at the end of May instead of a couple of days before June 12th due to incompetence.

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Does Israel Fulfill its Obligation to Deliver Aid?
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IDF unloads material from the flotilla, loads it onto trucks, and attempts to deliver it in Gaza

Before boarding the Mavi Marmara, the IDF contacted it by radio, asking it to dock in Israel and stating that the IDF would deliver all legitimate aid material to Gaza, as required under international law governing naval blockades, and offering, as is not required, to let flotilla personnel witness the delivery. The organizers refused.

Despite the subsequent attempt to lynch the IDF soldiers, Israel, as shown in the video above, unloaded the aid material, loaded it on trucks, and attempted to deliver it. And then? Then the trucks were turned back by Hamas.  First the Mavi Marmara refuses to let the IDF deliver the aid by land, even though they
only came to Gaza to help the people, right? And then Hamas rejects the aid.  So now, who did you say was keeping aid out of Gaza?

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How much aid gets into Gaza?
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Regarding aid delivery, based on official reports, from May 23-27, 2010, Israel moved an average of 3275 tons of aid per day into Gaza; this apart from cooking and diesel fuels. It is all free (for the Gazans) including food from Israel, which country has plenty of poor citizens who could use that food. In addition, Israel provides most of Gaza's electricity and cares for Gazans at its top-notch hospitals (an average of 70 people per day from May 23-27), and again, it is all free. Gazans may be the most aided people on earth. However, lest you think Gaza knows how to receive but not to give, you should know that Gaza sends Israel two things: missiles and terrorists.  Two terrorists infiltrated last week (they got into a firefight with IDF troops, which they lost) and Gaza terrorists fired a rocket that exploded in the Western Negev area.  

Israel spends huge sums on aid for Gaza even though the Gaza 'government' is at war with Israel, firing about 10,000 rockets, plus mortars, into southern Israel since 2005. (That was the year that the Israeli government succumbed to U.S. pressure and forced all Jews to leave Gaza.) 

Is it unreasonable that Israel would act to prevent Hamas from smuggling in weapons, which Hamas attempts to do daily? Weapons which will kill, maim or traumatize Israeli civilians?

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And now, a word on Cameron & Clegg
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The UK's Cameron-Clegg government has been among Israel harshest attackers this past week. Would Messrs. Cameron & Clegg pay for an expensive operation to aid a neighboring territory whose 'government' was lobbing thousands of rockets plus infiltrating terrorists into southern England? It sounds like a joke, does it not? But it is exactly what Israel is doing, in observance of the international law governing blockades.

 
If the UK were being attacked by a terrorist-controlled statelet such as Gaza, would Cameron & Clegg allow such a territory to trade freely, knowing that the only thing the terrorists were interested in trading was  strategic weapons from Iran? Not if they cared about the UK's continued existence. Yet Prime Minister Cameron, head  of the UK's Conservative Party, has demanded that Israel "open up Gaza" -- his exact words  -- indicating that he is not troubled about Israel's continued existence.

I suppose I should not be amazed. Yet I am.


-- Jared Israel, editor, Emperor's Clothes

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Persian Heroes and Western Treachery
By Jared Israel
Edited by Samantha Criscione
Research by Samantha Criscione and Jared Israel
[July 24, 2009]

TV interview with TENC's Jared Israel: “Dangers of Fascism Today”
On May 5, Republic of Srpska TV program Nekad Bilo (It Once Was) broadcast an interview with former R.S. Ambassador to Israel Arie Livne and Jared Israel, TENC editor and member of the International Commission on Jasenovac. Video with English transcript of Jared's remarks plus evidence supporting his charges against the Vatican political apparatus.
[July 2, 2009]

A 1941 New York Times article provides key evidence in a momentous dispute
Did the Vatican do too little to hurt the Nazis? Or too much to help them?
By Jared Israel
Editing and translation by Samantha Criscione
A well-informed, Vatican-friendly voice from the past reports a Vatican policy of subversion to push Yugoslavia into the Nazi camp and, failing that, break it up and bring the clerical-Fascist Ustasha to power in a faux-independent Croatia.
[June 11, 2009 -- Revised June 15]

Papal Bull: Mr. Ratzinger Pretends to Oppose AntisemitismResearch and writing by Jared Israel
Research, translation and editing by Samantha Criscione
Dear reader - on May 21, at 12:16 Eastern US time, we added a
new section to this article, proving the Vatican's ‘the-pope-didn't-know’ claim is a lie. 
[May 18, 2009 -- Revised May 21]

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Jasenovac
[May 10, 2009]
TENC editor Samantha Criscione and I (Jared Israel) have just left Banja Luka, capitol of Republika Srpska, where we attended a meeting of the Commission on Jasenovac (the Croatian death camp), staying for a week afterwards for useful and enlightening meetings and for TV interviews.  One of the Commission's duties is to organize conferences on Jasenovac.  The proceedings of one of those conferences (the fourth) includes a paper I wrote replying to Wiesenthal Center director Efraim Zuroff's harsh criticism of my stance, that Croatia's attempt to reduce the number of victims at Jasenovac from 700,000 plus to 70,000 or fewer constitutes Holocaust denial. Zuroff's criticism of me can be read on TENC.  My paper begins on
p. 95 of the Proceedings of the 4th international Conference on Jasenovac.

A Nightmare of Human Potential: Reply to Bill Ayers' N. Y. Times Editorial
By Jared Israel
Edited by Samantha Criscione
[December 22, 2008]

The Weathermen Redeemed, Part 4: A Weatherman Dream in New York
[December 3, 2008]

The Weathermen Redeemed, Part 3: Obama Forgets the Early '80's
(and the Weathermen)
Update, Nov. 28: analysis of media's use of 'former' regarding Weathermen. Update, Nov. 24: Screenshot of ABC TV telling viewers that Weatherman "Bill Ayers sets the record straight"; screenshot of page where National Public Radio presses people to buy Ayers' terror-glorifying book.
[November 21, 2008]

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Yugoslavia

(1) Milosevic: Not a war criminal, not a great hero, but a media creation used to demonize the Serbs

(2) Crime, terror and racism: what NATO and the UN have wrought in Kosovo (and Macedonia)

(3) Serbs, Muslims, Albanians, Croats and NATO: who stood for what; who did what and to whom

(4) Media misinformation about Yugoslavia

(5) The Hague Tribunal: justice or travesty?

(6) Why the Serbs feared being ruled by Albanian secessionists, Bosnian Muslim extremists and Croatian neo-fascists. (You would too...)

(7) US goals in the Balkans

(8) Articles on the Srebrenica massacre charge

(9) NATO financing and instigation of the October 2000 coup in Yugoslavia

(10) Life in Yugoslavia after the October 2000 coup

(11) Serbian-Jewish relations

 


9-11

(1) Evidence of high-level government complicity

(2) Interviews related to 9-11 & Afghanistan

(3) Osama Bin Laden’s involvement in Western attacks on Afghanistan and the Balkans. Evidence he kept his ties with the CIA.

(4) US/West European links to Islamic Fundamentalism

(5) Evidence that “Strategic Racism”is the method of the US/Euro Empire.

(6) What is the US/Euro Strategy in Central Asia? We argue that it’s not about oil...

The Weathermen Redeemed, Part 2: Obama's "I-was-only-8" Lie
[November 3, 2008]

The Weathermen Redeemed, Part 1: The Provocateur Exhumed
[November 2, 2008]

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Dear Readers,

In the past few days, TENC was attacked. Someone deleted a great many - perhaps hundreds - of files from our server, including everything written in Serbo-Croatian; much of our material in English on Yugoslavia (the page with our main collection of Yugoslavia articles is back online, but some articles may not yet be when you read this); all our articles rebutting the charge of genocide at Srebrenica; much of our material dealing with the Vatican (the Vatican page is back up, but not yet all articles); and most  articles on Marko Perkovic Thompson, the clerical-fascist Croatian rock star.  (What a remarkable combination: "clerical-fascist" and "rock star." Too bad it's true.)

We are reloading all pages, and will answer the attackers by providing new material for their reading pleasure.

--Jared Israel
Emperor's Clothes
[Sept. 1, 2008]

An example of what Someone does not want you to read:

Bosnia Career-Reporter Ed Vulliamy's Lies Exposed
If  thou wouldst understand thy enemies, check out what they delete. Apparently, with the Radovan Karadzic 'case' facilitating a retrial of the Bosnian Serbs in the kangaroo court of the media, some people would not like you to know that the foundation of the case against the Serbs -  the famous ITN photos of a supposed death camp in Trnopolje - is a lie.
[September 2, 2008]

Former Crime Intelligence Commander on Fighting Clerical-Fascism
Letter from Kerry Milte, security advisor to Australian attorney general during 1973 crackdown on Croatian Ustasha terrorists. 
[April 21, 2008]
Text version for e-mail and printing

Driven From Kosovo!
This 1999 interview with Čedomir Prlinčević, who was President of the Jewish Community in Priština, capital of Kosovo,
has much bearing on the present crisis over Kosovo ‘independence.’
New introduction by Jared Israel.
[March 6, 2008]
Text version for e-mail and printing

Phony Kosovo ‘Independence’
By Jared Israel
[Feb. 29, 2008]
Text version for e-mail and printing


Rescind Marko Perkovic Thompson’s Visa, Senator Evans!
By Jared Israel
[Jan. 1, 2008]

Croatian Ustaše (clerical-fascists) in Australia? So what else is new?
By Jared Israel
[Jan. 1, 2008]

Debate on Croatian Fascist Rock Star's Upcoming Australia Tour
By Jared Israel
[Dec. 21, 2007]

Bizarre Antisemitism from the Croatian Clerical-Fascist Lobby
A debate
[Nov. 16, 2007]


How the N.Y. Times Doctored its Count of Croatia's W.W.II Victims
Part 2 of “Oppose Fascist Rock Star's US Tour with the Truth”
By Jared Israel
[Nov. 6, 2007]

Oppose Fascist Rock Star's US Tour with the Truth
Part 1
By Jared Israel
[Nov. 3, 2007]

NATO Stages a War Provocation in the Balkans
News with analysis by Jared Israel
[Oct. 11, 2007]

‘Slightly Fascist’? The New York Times Prods Croatia. Gently.
By Jared Israel
[1 August 2007]

Croatia: Holocaust Denial on Display
By Jared Israel
[12 February 2007]
[Na srpsko-hrvatskom]
[Deutsche Übersetzung]

Insults, Cover-up and Incitement: Croatia's Mesic at the Israeli Knesset
* Croatian President Stjepan Mesic's supposed apology, delivered at Israel's Knesset (parliament) 31 October 2001
* Critique by Jared Israel (revised 14 February)

[12 February 2007]

“Far more than shameless”
 A Survivor Talks About Croatia’s ‘Museum’ at Jasenovac
Interview with Smilja Tišma (Belgrade), President, Organization of Survivors
Interviewer: Jovan Skendžić 

[5 February 2007]
[Na srpsko-hrvatskom]

Efraim Zuroff of Wiesenthal Center's Israel Office Replies to Jared Israel
[16 January 2007]

The suppressed history of the Holocaust in Croatia
For the first time on the internet, the full text of Yad Vashem's Encyclopedia of the Holocaust article "Croatia," which the Vatican and US and German governments hope you won't read. Also Jared Israel on the opening of the Croatian government's Holocaust-denying Holocaust exhibition, with tragic participation of Jewish, Serbian and Roma representatives; on how the US State Department misuses Washington's Holocaust Museum to market Holocaust denial; and with evidence of the Western media suppressing reports of fascism among Croatia's top officials.

[1 January 2007]
[Na srpsko-hrvatskom]

“Ahmadinejad's World”: A Nightmare in Iran
By Matthias Küntzel

Comment by Jared Israel
[25 September 2006]

Terror on a Very Small Planet

Belgrade, Spring 1999 - New York, 11 September 2001.
Photo montage created by Illarion Bykov
Text by Jared Israel

[Text revised 11 September 20
06 - Original post, 2 October 2001]

Nasrallah Delivered
By Jared Israel
Edited by Samantha Criscione
Jenin terrorist leader and PA police chief Zakariya Zubeidi says Hezbollah's weapons, money and coordination have been crucial for Palestinian terror...
[Revised 7 September 2006 - Original post, 14 August]

Lebanon’s Bankruptcy & UN Treachery: The Shebaa Farms Mock-Dispute
By Jared Israel
This article, originally posted 21 August, has been entirely rewritten.
[Revised 3
1 August 2006 - Original post, 21 August]

Hezbollah Says Lebanon Will Prevent Weapons Smuggling... to Hezbollah
(They would like
Italy to run international force, but France is good too.)
Interview from Corriere della Sera, published in English on TENC
Comment by Jared Israel
[30 August 2006]

The UN Ceasefire & Israel’s Policy of Disaster
By Jared Israel
[21 August 2006]

The Media has been Apologizing for Hezbollah and Lebanon for Six Years: Case in Point, the Financial Times
An October 2000 article lied to create sympathy for Hezbollah’s Lebanon-supported war against Israel and incitement of terror.
Comments by Jared Israel
[
14 August 2006]

In October 2000 Lebanon’s Information Minister Endorsed Hezbollah’s Incitement to Murder and its Kidnapping of Israeli soldiers - on US TV Comments by Jared Israel
Includes Lebanese PM Siniora’s mind boggling explanation of Lebanon’s
casus belli , Shebaa Farms, as broadcast on US television, 21 April 2006.
14 August 2006]

Hezbollah’s Instigation; US Government’s Complicity
News reports and transcripts documenting a) Hezbollah instigation of murder and b) US doubletalk over Hezbollah’s Lebanese cabinet posts.
Comments by Jared Israel.

[Posted 29 July 2006 - Updated 4 August]

Al Manar (Hezbollah TV) Dramatizes the ‘Blood Libel’
Reaching millions with antisemitic lies derived from the Catholic Church.
[
29 July 2006]

US and UK Set Israel Up for Media Attack and NATO-Type Intervention
By Jared Israel
[22 July 2006 - Revised 29 July]

The ‘Unilateral Disengagement’ Swindle and US-Israeli Relations - Part 1
By Samantha Criscione
[18 July 2006]

How the Vatican Legitimized the PLO and Coerced Israel to Recognize It
News reports with comments by Jared Israel
[17 July 2006]

In 2004, Italian Court Ruled: Jail Montenegrin PM Djukanovic as Mafioso
Why have no English-language newspapers or TV covered this story?
By
Samantha Criscione
[1 June 2006]

[Procitajte ovaj tekst na srpsko-hrvatskom]


Montenegrin PM Djukanovic’s Lawyer Puts Foot in Mouth
Attorney boasts: referendum means PM can’t be jailed for Mafia crimes.
31 May 2006]
[Procitajte ovaj tekst na srpsko-hrvatskom]

Did the Catholic Church help German Nazism? A look at the record.
New section of “
The Pictures Accuse the Vatican: The Catholic Church and Nazism in Germany and Croatia
By Jared Israel

[12 April 2006]


Journalist Karl du Fresne finds TENC’s comparison between his (admitted) anti-Serb racism and antisemitism “so offensive.” Jared Israel replies
[4 April 2006]


Reader asks: “Why do you say that media attacks on Milosevic are in effect attacks on the Serbian people?” Jared Israel replies
[17 March 2006]

On the Demonization of the ‘Media Milosevic’: How and why it is Done and why it is Nonsense
By Jared Israel
[15 March 2006]

The Death of Slobodan Milosevic
By Jared Israel
[12 March 2006]

On the Destruction of Yugoslavia: Who did What and to Whom. Articles from Emperor’s Clothes
By Jared Israel
[12 March 2006]

Egypt: Elephant in the Living Room of Gaza ‘Disengagement,’
By Jared Israel
[19 September 2005]


Confessions of a Once-Hopeful Leftist, or How ‘Disengagement’ Reveals True Character of  Proposed Arab State in West Bank & Gaza
By Jared Israel
[22 August 2005]
Em Português


The British Record on Partition
The full text of the
Nation magazine
s 1948 UN memorandum. Based on British intelligence reports, it explodes the PLOs core myth of National Liberation.

- PDF file of original 

[26 July 2005]

Relevant document: Poster produced 28 April 1948 by (Jewish) Haifa Workers
Council urging Arab Workers not to Flee Haifa

Why Should one Read Articles Refuting the Srebrenica Massacre Accusation?

By Jared Israel and Petar Makara
Includes UN report on genocide against Serbs living near Srebrenica.
[10 June 2005] 
[Procitajte ovaj tekst na srpsko-hrvatskom]

Evidence that the Supposed Srebrenica Execution Video is a lie

Srebrenica “Execution Video, Part 3: The Media Moves Mountains
By Jared Israel
[10 July 2005]


Srebrenica “Execution Video, Part 2: Mission Impossible
By Jared Israel
[2 July 2005] Material added
12pm EDT, 4 July, destroys video story.

Srebrenica “Execution” Video, Part 1: What I’ll prove and how I’ll do it
By Jared Israel
[24 June 2005]


UN Military Officer Carlos Branco asks, “Was Srebrenica a Hoax?”

Comments by Jared Israel and Petar Makara
[16 June 2005]


Historian who wrote “Zionism: False Messiah” Reverses anti-Israel Views
Nathan Weinstock’s “Stories of Dogs,” with comments by Jared Israel.
[Reposted 27 May 2005]
in Italiano * auf Deutsch


Truth or hype? Vatican policies under Pope John Paul II
regarding Jews and the Holocaust, Yugoslavia and El Salvador

Part 1. Did the Pope Reject Church Antisemitism? Mr. Foxman’s Mistake
Written by Jared Israel,
edited by Samantha Criscione
[21 April 2005]

Part 2. Did the Pope Reject Church Antisemitism? Mr. Laughland’s Adulation
Written by Jared Israel,
edited by Samantha Criscione
[29 April 2005]


Part 3. As Pope flew to Israel, a Top Adviser Attacked the Jews
Written by Jared Israel,
edited by Samantha Criscione
[17 May 2005]


The Pictures Tell the Tale: The Vatican and Nazism in Germany and Croatia
Photo montage, with text by Jared Israel
[23 April 2005]
New material added 2May, 10am Eastern US time

Bosnia-Herzegovina - Origin of the Myth of a Tolerant, Pluralistic Islam
By Bat Ye’or
Comments by Petar Makara

[30 March 2005]


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Slavic au pairs in humanitarian London..

Slaves of the 21st Century

by Urban Fox (London Times)
Comment by Jared Israel
[10 January 2005]


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Bush & the Media Cover-Up the Jihad Schoolbook Scandal
Why has the US been Shipping Muslim extremist schoolbooks into Afghanistan for over 20 Years? And why is George W. Bush hiding it?
by Jared Israel
[First posted 9 April 2002 * Re-Posted 1 January 2005]

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Assembly Line of Deceit...

The Western Media and the Ukraine Poison Story
by Illarion Bykov, Jared Israel, and Samantha Criscione
[27 December 2004]


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Are Western leaders right to eulogize Arafat as a hero of progressive change? To answer, one must understand the origins and goals of his movement

Serbian Condolences to the Jews for the Life of Arafat

by Petar Makara
[22 November 2004]

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Election Myth #1: George Bush Fights Muslim Terror
by Jared Israel
[2 November 2004]

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As Israeli forces fight Hamas and Arafat’s Fatah in the Gaza Strip, we need to cut through a mountain of misinformation

What Occupied Territories?
(Refuting Arab League Information Minister Hanan Ashrawi & others)
by Prof. Efraim Karsh
Comment by Jared Israel
[3 October 2004]

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Misrepresenting the deadliest confrontation
since the supposed end of the Cold War
Critical Lies, Part 3
Afghanistan: The War the Establishment Wants us to Forget
by Jared Israel
[24 September 2004]

Critical Lies, Part 2
Moore’s own ‘Defense’ Shows he’s Lying
by Jared Israel
[20 September 2004]

Critical Lies, Part 1
How Michael Moore’s Movie Covers up the Attack on Russia

by Jared Israel
[14 September 2004]

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Ex-Security Chief Brzezinski’s Interview makes clear: The Muslim Terror Apparatus was Created by US Intelligence as a Geopolitical Weapon
Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter’s Adviser
Comments by Jared Israel: Are we witnessing the Brzezinski doctrine in action today?
[6 September 2004]

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Lies the (London) Guardian told me,’ or ‘The Return of Villainy
by Jared Israel
Reporter Ed Vulliamy repeats his 1992 claim that the Bosnian Serbs were running death camps, re-publishing one of his “death camp” photos...
EC’s Editor responds

[3 September 2004]

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Future of Serbian people is at stake...

Milosevic must Dissociate from Tainted ‘Friends’
by Petar Makara (Makarov)
Editor,
Srpska Mreza
Contributing Editor, Emperor’s Clothes
[1 September 2004]

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How Ramsey Clark Championed Baltic Nazi War Criminals
...and he’s still doing it

by Jared Israel and Nico Varkevisser
Ramsey Clark is one of the apologists for Fascism associated with the Milosevic publicity committee. (See article below)
[19 June 2003 * Re-posted 29 August 2004]

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Apologists for Fascism have Become the Public ‘Voice’ of Milosevic
This is an attempt to tar the Serbs
by Jared Israel
[24 August 2004]

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Why are we ‘dredging up’ Croatia’s past?

The Western Media Suppressed the Truth about the
Rebirth of Croatian Clerical-Fascism

by Jared Israel
Emperor’s Clothes
[11 August 2004]

Some N.Y. Times Articles did Warn about Croatian
Fascism...Seven Years Late

Three NY Times articles
Comments by Jared Israel
[11 August 2004]

The 1947 Yugoslav Embassy report on Catholic Church crimes in
Ustashe (Nazi) Croatia is available as a
word file for printing.
http://tenc.net/croatia/stepinacfile.doc
You may distribute the report freely using both this word file and the
Internet version
.

August is the 9th anniversary of “The Trail of Tears.” As the world
watched, a quarter million Serbs were driven from their homeland by
US-led Croat troops.  The road in the picture below is
called the
‘Highway of
Brotherhood and Unity.

Serb farmers forced from the Krajina, Yugoslavia, in August 1995
Click for larger, clearer image
 

On 4 August 1995, the Croatian Army invaded the Krajina section of Yugoslavia. Within a few days 250,000 Serbian residents were refugees or dead. Croatian death squads then combed the area, hunting those who could not or would not leave. Thus ended a five year struggle - from 1990 to 1995 - during which the Krajina Serbs resisted domination by secessionist Croatia. Why did they resist? To begin to understand, please read “The Case of Archbishop Stepinac,” the 1947 report issued by the Yugoslav Embassy in Washington DC. Written to justify the trial of Croatian Catholic Archbishop Stepinac, the report describes how the Catholic Church formed the backbone of the Nazi Ustashe state, which tried to destroy the Serbs as a people.

The Case of Archbishop Stepinac
How the Catholic Church helped create and govern Nazi Croatia during World War II
Published by the Embassy of Yugoslavia, Washington, 1947
Text-only version (no pictures)
[2 August 2004]

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Hussam Abdo interview contradicts common view of what causes suicide terror.

BBC Interview with Hussam Abdo, the Arab Suicide Bomber, Age 15, who was surprised he wasn’t beaten
...
Photo montage of Hussam’s confrontation with Israeli troops March 24th. 
Transcript of interview
Comments by Jared Israel, Editor of Emperor’s Clothes
[18 July 2004]

Pictures of the Suicide Terrorist who Wasn’t


Former Israeli Ambassador to the UN answers widespread accusations...

Wartime Witch Hunt: Blaming Israel for the Iraq War

by Dore Gold
Former Israeli Ambassador to the UN
With overview and comments from Emperor’s Clothes
[18 June 2004]

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Scott Ritter and the bizarre Iraq war

Part 5: ‘The Neocons Made me do it!’
by Jared Israel
For the entire series, click
here
[21 May 2004]

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Jared Israel on ‘How the lies of Scott Ritter Reveal the Strategic Goals of the Bizarre Iraq War’ - A Series

Part 1: Hawk-to-Dove Scott Ritter challenges Emperor’s
Clothes to Prove he’s a Liar. EC accepts.

by Jared Israel

[26 April  2004]

Part 2: The Source of the Claim that Iraq had Nuclear Weapons was...Scott Ritter.
by Jared Israel
[13 May 2004]

Part 3: Reader Says Emperor’s Clothes all wrong on Ritter’s Nuke Statements; Jared Israel Responds.
[14 May 2004] 

Part 4: Readers ask, “Why this focus on Scott Ritter?” Jared Israel replies.
[15 May 2004]

Part 5: Scott Ritter Says, ‘The Neocons Made me do it!’
by Jared Israel
[21 May 2004]

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* In 1993, the Pope Openly Embraced Kosovo Secession
* In a story filed March 26, 1941, the N.Y. Times reported a huge rebellion by ordinary Serbs vs. pro-Nazi policies. The world held its breath. Scanned and transcribed from the original.  Jared Israel comments.


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* It is widely believed that the British Foreign Office conspired to create the state of Israel.  But in a 1948 UN memorandum, the leftist Nation magazine charged Britain with organizing (and lying to justify) a campaign of Arab terror against Palestinian Jews. Read the Nation memorandum, transcribed in text form, with introduction by Jared Israel, in “The British Record on Partition. Or read the PDF, scanned from the original.

Here are three first hand accounts of what NATO and the UN did after occupying Kosovo:
Nightmare by Design: NATO’s Takeover of the Kosovo Town of Orahovac

 

“The Pictures Accuse: The Vatican and Nazism in Germany and Croatia” 
Evidence the Vatican helped German and Croatian Nazis
.

Did Noam Chomsky Really Defend Serbia? Chomsky and Jared Israel debate.

File with scan from CIA document on IHH terrorists who dominated Gaza flotilla taken down; Emperor's Clothes puts it back up
(CIA document is at the bottom of this page.)

[June 6, 2010]

The Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC) is a useful source of information on the IHH, the group that owns the Mavi Marmara and that r
an the Gaza flotilla operation.  One of the ITIC reports has been taken down; we don't know why, but whatever the reason, the report is important because it includes a scan from a 1996 CIA document stating that the IHH had regional offices in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and in Zagreb, capital of Croatia.

Since the IHH claims to be a Muslim charity, but actually coordinates Muslim extremist terrorists, and since the Sarajevo so-called 'government' of Izetbegovic was a font of Muslim extremism, Sarajevo was a logical headquarters for the IHH in Bosnia.

According to the scan from the CIA document (which again, is at the bottom of this page), the IHH Sarajevo office worked closely with the clerical fascist regime in Iran (IR). The IR played a major role in Yugoslavia, helping to supply and coordinate the importation of military supplies and mujahedeen for the Izetbegovic 'government' and advising Izetbegovic, and cozying up to the Milosevic government in Belgrade, influencing Milosevic against the Bosnian and Krajina Serbs. And today the IHH is in the IR orbit, witness the facts that a) Hamas, benefactor of the Gaza flotilla, is an IR protégé, and b) Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, who sponsored the flotilla, is an IR ally.

So it made sense for the IHH to have offices in Sarajevo . But why in Zagreb, which is not part of Bosnia?

Possibly the IHH needed those offices because the key
coordinator (that is, the key coordinator within Yugoslavia) of the attack on the Bosnian Serbs and the Bosnian Muslims loyal to Yugoslavia was not, as some argue, the Izetbegovic government in Sarajevo. Rather, it was the Tudjman government in Croatia, a cat's paw of the Vatican.  A section of the Muslims in Bosnia joined the attack on the Serbs and Yugoslavia, but the attack was initiated and in the last analysis determined by Croatia.

As supported by a TV interview with Tudjman's foreign minister, in 1994 it was the Vatican that ordered Croatia to end a period of Croatian-Muslim fighting in Bosnia, and, uniting with the Islamist-led Muslims, together crush the Serbs (and Yugoslav-loyal Muslims.)  That was in the beginning of February 1994. A week later, on February 9, Croatia forced a change in the  Bosnian Croat leadership, following which both groups of Bosnian clerical fascists -- the Muslim and Catholic varieties -- united, making possible the 1995 Croatian invasions that destroyed the Republic of Serbian Krajina. This was perhaps the most important event in the Yugoslav war. The Croats drove out over 250,000 Serbs and about 50,000 Muslims loyal to Yugoslavia who had taken refuge in the Krajina. This catastrophic defeat, coupled with the spectacle of Milosevic refusing to defend the Krajina Serbs, convinced the leaders of Republika Srpska, the Bosnian Serb republic, to accept the creation of a united Bosnia, under Muslim-Croat domination, as the West and Milosevic demanded. 

The statement by the former Croatian foreign minister can be read here.

-- Jared Israel, June 6, 2010


Mavi Marmara: A World Reichstag Fire
[June 3, 2010]
by Jared Israel, in consultation with Samantha Criscione
Research by both 


Perhaps the most remarkable fact about the Mavi Marmara affair is that from the moment it happened, virtually all Western media and key political leaders forcefully put forward and acted on the position taken by this May 31st headline from the
Daily Mail, the well-known London tabloid:

“Israeli commandos gun down 19 peace activists in raid on Gaza ships with 28 Britons on board”
--
Daily Mail, 31st May 2010

For those unfamiliar with the idiom, to 'gun down' is to shoot helpless people dead in cold blood, without giving them a chance to surrender. So this headline, and variations of it from Italy to the USA, called forth the image of gangsters, swarming onto the Mavi Marmara, guns blazing, shooting to kill.

If the
Daily Mail's indictment were true -- for this is the headline of an indictment, not a news report -- it would be remarkable that virtually all the media and most national leaders knew it was true, and acted on it immediately after the boarding of the Mavi Marmara.  Why remarkable? First because this is so different from the speed and intensity with which they responded to the real horror of the last year in Iran.

The Vatican, which did not utter one word of criticism over the thousands of Iranians whom the IR (the clerical fascist regime in Iran) beat, tortured and murdered since last June, immediately sent condolences to the families of the Marmara dead.  France and the UK, which said at first little and then nothing about the Iranian blood bath, issued ultimatums to Israel. Likewise, Denmark, Spain, Greece. And so on. 

How could they know, and knowing, act with such hostility towards Israel, and so fast?  And given all the huffing and puffing originating from Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan, even if Israel had been guilty, and the Western establishment miraculously, immediately knew it, why wouldn't they try to turn down the heat instead of fanning the flames with statements and actions that might have brought masses of people into the streets calling for Israel's blood? (As testimony to ordinary peoples' good sense, all the anti-Israel demonstrations in Europe fizzled.) 

However, the reaction of the Western establishment is all the more remarkable because the charges are false.

Since we are witnessing a thousand-voiced indictment, dominating the mass media, with relatively little heard from the other side, before I consider why Western leaders and the media are behaving so remarkably, let me present some of the evidence that the charges against Israel are a frame-up.

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Is the IDF Naval blockade legal?
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Let us begin with a brief discussion of the blockade.  The claim we have all heard is that because Israel stopped the flotilla outside territorial waters, the boarding was illegal.  This is not true.

Israel maintains a formally announced blockade of Gaza. As explained by the legal department of the IDF, and confirmed in an unusually fair report by Reuters (archived here), in a properly run blockade, the blockading party has the right to seize boats in international waters, once it is clear that they intend to violate the blockade.

The Gaza blockade, announced January 3, 2009, involves a change in Israel's policy.  Whereas before declaring the blockade, Israel permitted ships carrying humanitarian aid to dock in Gaza, once the blockade was announced, Israel was required, under international law governing blockades, to turn away all vessels, and was required to do so effectively.  (In other words, as the IDF legal report states, quoting the international law, "an
ineffective blockade would expire.")

Equally important, for a blockade to be legal under international law, the blockading power must arrange for humanitarian aid to be delivered to the blockaded territory, subject to various measures to guarantee that the blockaded power does not abuse this requirement.  Israel has posted evidence that, contrary to the flotilla organizers' claims, they deliver about 15,000 tons of aid (in addition to heating oil and fuel) to Gaza every week.  That evidence can be read here and here.

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The Mavi Marmara was owned and controlled by IHH, a terrorist organization
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The reason for the blockade is obvious: Hamas, a terrorist group, controls Gaza and has waged war on Israel non-stop, lobbing about 10,000 rockets into southern Israel since Israel removed all citizens and military forces from Gaza in 2005. All Hamas' weapons (rockets, mortars, etc.) have to be smuggled in. In November 2009,
Israel found 500 tons of weapons from the clerical fascist regime in Iran (the IR) on a ship destined for Hamas and Hezbollah.  So the blockade is based on realistic concerns, although this seems not to impress some Western leaders, such as Mr. Cameron of the UK.

Arms smuggling is an especially real possibility in a flotilla, which, like this one, was organized by the so-called 'charity' called IHH (which owns the Mavi Marmara), because the IHH is a terrorist group, as documented in a 2006 report commissioned by the Danish Foreign Ministry. See page 14 of the report. Should it be taken down, it is archived here.

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Who attacked whom?
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The video below makes clear that, contrary to most media, the IDF soldiers did
not initiate the use of force.  They were attacked by a lynch mob.

As is evident from the video above, the IDF Navy soldiers were beaten with steel poles, knifed and thrown from deck to deck and overboard; this particular video does not show that they were also shot at and attacked with stun grenades and fire bombs. Only after lethal attack did they defend themselves.

In an all-too-rare moment of UK media sanity, Channel 4 (BBC) broadcast a British military expert's analysis of some of the IDF footage.  Here is a video of his remarks, which were kept inordinately brief by the interviewer:

The video below, consisting of film shot by one of the passengers further documents that lethal weapons were used in the attempted lynching of the soldiers:

Below is a video of an Israeli Channel 2 TV news broadcast, using film shot by a passenger on the Mavi Marmara. It shows an IDF Naval soldier being beaten with steel clubs, then stabbed. The news broadcaster does a replay of the knifing, because it happens very quickly and is easy to miss:

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How did the nine Mavi Marmara passengers die?
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The  soldiers had every right to fire their sidearms -- the only real weapons they carried -- in self-defense.

However, since mob-members were firing at the soldiers; since it was night time; and since mob-members were surging all around the soldiers, it is certainly possible that some mob members were accidentally shot by their own people.

And the IHH terrorists may have shot some people whom they brought on the voyage for the precise purpose, unbeknownst to the chosen victims, of murdering them if their deaths could be blamed on Israel.

Lest you think this is an extreme accusation, consider: the IHH is a long-established terrorist organization; indeed, it is a coordinator of terror. (See p. 14 of this link, which is archived here.) Terrorists and those using them for propaganda purposes routinely treat people as expendable in pursuit of propaganda gains,  including by sending children and mentally disturbed adults on suicide missions. 

Obviously, when such people are sent on suicide missions, even if they believe they are doing it 'willingly' (perhaps because they have been told they will have wonderful toys and candy and no school or, if they are adults, because they have been convinced this is the only way to amount to something), they are in fact being murdered by the people who sent them. So why not be more direct and simply murder a few of the more delusionary followers, then reap propaganda gains by saying Israel did it?

By way of illustrating the mindset of terrorist leaders, listen to the discussion on the video below, taken from a January 15, 2002 Palestinian Authority TV (PATV) interview with
Yasar Arafat. The interviewer asks Arafat what message he wants to give children:


Please click on link to view video

Notice that Arafat does not say, 'How wonderful if a child disables an Israeli tank!'  Rather, he says to this TV audience full of Arab parents and children, 'What a wonderful message for the world if a child, attacking a tank, gets killed!'

If the IHH killed some of its supporters -- perhaps picking people from countries where the deaths would yield maximum propaganda effect -- why would that be more horrifying than, for example, Arafat using the TV to recruit children to die for the propaganda effect?  And remember, Arafat was supposedly the moderate terrorist -- some oxymoron, eh?  The IHH is close to Hamas and to the Islamist regime that controls Iran (IR). Nobody calls them moderate.

Perhaps IHH organizers would not have needed to keep their murderous intentions secret from all the chosen victims. Perhaps some would have been happy to be killed for propaganda.  Below is a video featuring film footage that the IDF removed from one of the cameras collected from passengers arrested on the Mavi Marmara. Note how calmly this so-called "peace activist" tells the interviewer, apparently from PressTV, that he hopes that on this trip he will be lucky enough to be a Shahid, i.e., to die for Islam:

Below is another video, this one taken from an Al Jazeera, broadcasting in Arabic from the Mavi Marmara on May 29, 2010, two days before the attempted lynching. To better understand this video, you should know that, as Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), which translated the broadcast, explains, the chants heard in the video about "Khaibar" are important:

"Khaibar is the name of the last Jewish village defeated by Muhammad's army in 628. Many Jews were killed in that battle, which marked the end of Jewish presence in Arabia. There are Muslims who see that as a precursor to future wars against Jews. At gatherings and rallies of extremists, this chant is often heard as a threat to Jews to expect to be defeated and killed again by Muslims."
-- "Gaza flotilla participants chanted Islamic battle cry invoking killing of Jews and called for Martyrdom," PMW

Two points about the video above:

A) While Al Jazeera broadcast this message in Arabic, it told English-speaking audiences that the Mavi Marmara passengers were peace activists.

B) Probably some or all the people in the video above, "enthusiastically" (as the Al Jazeera reporter cheerfully puts it) screaming for Jewish blood, would later be among those trying to lynch the Israeli soldiers.  And obviously Al Jazeera reporters and flotilla spokespersons like Greta Berlin are lying cynically when they depict the people on the Mavi Marmara as just plain ol' folksy peaceniks:

" 'This is not a confrontation, this is a massacre. We have no weapons. We are standing there with our backpacks and jeans and we have been attacked, it’s not the other way around. ' "
[My emphasis. -- J.I.]
-- Greta Berlin, interviewed by France 24

Going back to the video just before the last one, as you listened to that gentleman saying that he hoped his luck would improve so he finally might die for Islam, did it occur to you how difficult it must have been for those IDF soldiers, rappelling into a crowd of homicidal maniacs armed with lethal weapons and worshipping death?  And did you consider that the surviving maniacs are now enjoying the out-of-body experience of being transformed into suffering heroes of the Western world, so that now they are not only maniacs; they are maniacs with extravagantly swelled heads?

By staging this ambush of Navy soldiers who
thought they were just conducting a routine police action (hence their main weapons were paintball guns), the IHH wanted to achieve one of two goals:

1) Either to get Israel
to agree, under pressure, not to block ships bound for Gaza, thus ending the blockade (the organizers' stated goal). This would allow Hamas to ship in strategic weapons that are too big and heavy to be smuggled in via tunnels from Egypt, such as medium-range missiles from Iran. A bad defeat, forcing Israel either to go into Gaza and destroy Hamas once and for all, or risk the destruction of Israel.

2) Or, if Israel was not intimidated by the threat of bad publicity from the all-to-eager international media, and did board the ships, the IHH planned to a) sacrifice some of the disturbed lambs they had brought from various countries and b) attack the soldiers boarding the Mavi Marmara with lethal violence, pressing the soldiers to put down their paintball guns and pull their handguns to defend themselves, so that whatever deaths occurred (maybe from the soldiers defending themselves, and maybe some or all from IHH 'friendly' fire) could be presented to the very receptive international media and Western leaders as an unprovoked massacre of peaceniks. You know, people in jeans, carrying backpacks.

This second scenario, in which Israel enforced the blockade, has occurred. This was used by Turkish PM Erdogan (head of the extremist AK Party, whom George W. Bush helped make Prime Minister of Turkey) to hit the  Turkish secular majority (Erdogan is still prime minister, but he has done increasingly poorly at the polls) over the head with the stick of supposed Israeli misdeeds, pressuring the secular-oriented Turkish military to take the undesired step of confronting Israel. 

In general, the current hysterical media campaign against Israel has the goal of putting pressure on forces everywhere that oppose Islamism, the Islamic version of clerical fascism. The idea is to intimidate them into denouncing Israel, for fear that otherwise they will be isolated. In fact, if they denounce Israel they would only strengthen their deadliest enemies.

And it has the specific goal of creating a false impression of balance between the IR butchers and Israel, thus putting a fresh coat of whitewash on the image of clerical fascism, so tarnished by the IR's brutal repression of the Iranian democracy struggle.  The underlying message of the current media onslaught is: "See? Both sides are bad, but the Israelis are so much worse."

This is precisely how the Western media attacked the Krajina and Bosnian Serbs and the Bosnian Muslims who were loyal to Yugoslavia, from 1992 to 1996.   And, by the way, according to a 1996 CIA report (see scanned excerpt from CIA document at bottom of this page), the IHH had offices in Sarajevo, in Bosnia, an important headquarters of the attack on Serbs and loyalist Muslims, and Zagreb, capital of Croatia, the main center of that attack.

It is my hypothesis that the IHH (see p. 14 of this document) picked this particular time -- shortly before June 12th, the first anniversary of the start of the great Iranian rebellion -- in the hope of demoralizing the Iranian rebels and diverting public attention from the monstrous repression in Iran.  If that is the case, perhaps the IHH reached the blockade area at the end of May instead of a couple of days before June 12th due to incompetence.

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Does Israel Fulfill its Obligation to Deliver Aid?
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IDF unloads material from the flotilla, loads it onto trucks, and attempts to deliver it in Gaza

Before boarding the Mavi Marmara, the IDF contacted it by radio, asking it to dock in Israel and stating that the IDF would deliver all legitimate aid material to Gaza, as required under international law governing naval blockades, and offering, as is not required, to let flotilla personnel witness the delivery. The organizers refused.

Despite the subsequent attempt to lynch the IDF soldiers, Israel, as shown in the video above, unloaded the aid material, loaded it on trucks, and attempted to deliver it. And then? Then the trucks were turned back by Hamas.  First the Mavi Marmara refuses to let the IDF deliver the aid by land, even though they only came to Gaza to help the people, right? And then Hamas rejects the aid.  So now, who did you say was keeping aid out of Gaza?
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How much aid gets into Gaza?==========================================

Regarding aid delivery, based on official reports, from May 23-27, 2010, Israel moved an average of 3275 tons of aid per day into Gaza; this apart from cooking and diesel fuels. It is all free (for the Gazans) including food from Israel, which country has plenty of poor citizens who could use that food. In addition, Israel provides most of Gaza's electricity and cares for Gazans at its top-notch hospitals (an average of 70 people per day from May 23-27), and again, it is all free. Gazans may be the most aided people on earth. However, lest you think Gaza knows how to receive but not to give, you should know that Gaza sends Israel two things: missiles and terorists.  Two terrorists infiltrated last week (they got into a firefight with IDF troops, which they lost) and Gaza terrorists fired a rocket that exploded in the Western Negev area.  

Israel spends huge sums on aid for Gaza even though the Gaza 'government' is at war with Israel, firing about 10,000 rockets, plus mortars, into southern Israel since 2005. (That was the year that the Israeli government succumbed to U.S. pressure and forced all Jews to leave Gaza.) 

Is it unreasonable that Israel would act to prevent Hamas from smuggling in weapons, which Hamas attempts to do daily? Weapons which will kill, maim or traumatize Israeli civilians?

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And now, a word on Cameron & Clegg
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The UK's Cameron-Clegg government has been among Israel harshest attackers this past week. Would Mssrs. Cameron & Clegg pay for an expensive operation to aid a neighboring territory whose 'government' was lobbing thousands of rockets plus infiltrating terrorists into southern England? It sounds like a joke, does it not? But it is exactly what Israel is doing, in observance of the international law governing blockades.

 
If the UK were being attacked by a terrorist-controlled statelet such as Gaza, would Cameron & Clegg allow such a territory to trade freely, knowing that the only thing the terrorists were interested in trading was  strategic weapons from Iran? Not if they cared about the UK's continued existence. Yet Prime Minister Cameron, head  of the UK's Conservative Party, has demanded that Israel "open up Gaza" -- his exact words  -- indicating that he is not troubled about Israel's continued existence.

I suppose I should not be amazed. Yet I am.

-- Jared Israel, editor, Emperor's Clothes
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Persian Heroes and Western Treachery
By Jared Israel
Edited by Samantha Criscione
Research by Samantha Criscione and Jared Israel
[July 24, 2009]

TV interview with TENC's Jared Israel: “Dangers of Fascism Today”
On May 5, Republic of Srpska TV program Nekad Bilo (It Once Was) broadcast an interview with former R.S. Ambassador to Israel Arie Livne and Jared Israel, TENC editor and member of the International Commission on Jasenovac. Video with English transcript of Jared's remarks plus evidence supporting his charges against the Vatican political apparatus.
[July 2, 2009]

A 1941 New York Times article provides key evidence in a momentous dispute
Did the Vatican do too little to hurt the Nazis? Or too much to help them?
By Jared Israel
Editing and translation by Samantha Criscione
A well-informed, Vatican-friendly voice from the past reports a Vatican policy of subversion to push Yugoslavia into the Nazi camp and, failing that, break it up and bring the clerical-Fascist Ustasha to power in a faux-independent Croatia.
[June 11, 2009 -- Revised June 15]

Papal Bull: Mr. Ratzinger Pretends to Oppose AntisemitismResearch and writing by Jared Israel
Research, translation and editing by Samantha Criscione
Dear reader - on May 21, at 12:16 Eastern US time, we added a
new section to this article, proving the Vatican's ‘the-pope-didn't-know’ claim is a lie. 
[May 18, 2009 -- Revised May 21]

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Jasenovac
[May 10, 2009]
TENC editor Samantha Criscione and I (Jared Israel) have just left Banja Luka, capitol of Republika Srpska, where we attended a meeting of the Commission on Jasenovac (the Croatian death camp), staying for a week afterwards for useful and enlightening meetings and for TV interviews.  One of the Commission's duties is to organize conferences on Jasenovac.  The proceedings of one of those conferences (the fourth) includes a paper I wrote replying to Wiesenthal Center director Efraim Zuroff's harsh criticism of my stance, that Croatia's attempt to reduce the number of victims at Jasenovac from 700,000 plus to 70,000 or fewer constitutes Holocaust denial. Zuroff's criticism of me can be read on TENC.  My paper begins on
p. 95 of the Proceedings of the 4th international Conference on Jasenovac.

A Nightmare of Human Potential: Reply to Bill Ayers' N. Y. Times Editorial
By Jared Israel
Edited by Samantha Criscione
[December 22, 2008]

The Weathermen Redeemed, Part 4: A Weatherman Dream in New York
[December 3, 2008]

The Weathermen Redeemed, Part 3: Obama Forgets the Early '80's
(and the Weathermen)
Update, Nov. 28: analysis of media's use of 'former' regarding Weathermen. Update, Nov. 24: Screenshot of ABC TV telling viewers that Weatherman "Bill Ayers sets the record straight"; screenshot of page where National Public Radio presses people to buy Ayers' terror-glorifying book.
[November 21, 2008]

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Yugoslavia

(1) Milosevic: Not a war criminal, not a great hero, but a media creation used to demonize the Serbs

(2) Crime, terror and racism: what NATO and the UN have wrought in Kosovo (and Macedonia)

(3) Serbs, Muslims, Albanians, Croats and NATO: who stood for what; who did what and to whom

(4) Media misinformation about Yugoslavia

(5) The Hague Tribunal: justice or travesty?

(6) Why the Serbs feared being ruled by Albanian secessionists, Bosnian Muslim extremists and Croatian neo-fascists. (You would too...)

(7) US goals in the Balkans

(8) Articles on the Srebrenica massacre charge

(9) NATO financing and instigation of the October 2000 coup in Yugoslavia

(10) Life in Yugoslavia after the October 2000 coup

(11) Serbian-Jewish relations

 


9-11

(1) Evidence of high-level government complicity

(2) Interviews related to 9-11 & Afghanistan

(3) Osama Bin Laden’s involvement in Western attacks on Afghanistan and the Balkans. Evidence he kept his ties with the CIA.

(4) US/West European links to Islamic Fundamentalism

(5) Evidence that “Strategic Racism”is the method of the US/Euro Empire.

(6) What is the US/Euro Strategy in Central Asia? We argue that it’s not about oil...

The Weathermen Redeemed, Part 2: Obama's "I-was-only-8" Lie
[November 3, 2008]

The Weathermen Redeemed, Part 1: The Provocateur Exhumed
[November 2, 2008]

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Dear Readers,

In the past few days, TENC was attacked. Someone deleted a great many - perhaps hundreds - of files from our server, including everything written in Serbo-Croatian; much of our material in English on Yugoslavia (the page with our main collection of Yugoslavia articles is back online, but some articles may not yet be when you read this); all our articles rebutting the charge of genocide at Srebrenica; much of our material dealing with the Vatican (the Vatican page is back up, but not yet all articles); and most  articles on Marko Perkovic Thompson, the clerical-fascist Croatian rock star.  (What a remarkable combination: "clerical-fascist" and "rock star." Too bad it's true.)

We are reloading all pages, and will answer the attackers by providing new material for their reading pleasure.

--Jared Israel
Emperor's Clothes
[Sept. 1, 2008]

An example of what Someone does not want you to read:

Bosnia Career-Reporter Ed Vulliamy's Lies Exposed
If  thou wouldst understand thy enemies, check out what they delete. Apparently, with the Radovan Karadzic 'case' facilitating a retrial of the Bosnian Serbs in the kangaroo court of the media, some people would not like you to know that the foundation of the case against the Serbs -  the famous ITN photos of a supposed death camp in Trnopolje - is a lie.
[September 2, 2008]

Former Crime Intelligence Commander on Fighting Clerical-Fascism
Letter from Kerry Milte, security advisor to Australian attorney general during 1973 crackdown on Croatian Ustasha terrorists. 
[April 21, 2008]
Text version for e-mail and printing

Driven From Kosovo!
This 1999 interview with Čedomir Prlinčević, who was President of the Jewish Community in Priština, capital of Kosovo,
has much bearing on the present crisis over Kosovo ‘independence.’
New introduction by Jared Israel.
[March 6, 2008]
Text version for e-mail and printing

Phony Kosovo ‘Independence’
By Jared Israel
[Feb. 29, 2008]
Text version for e-mail and printing


Rescind Marko Perkovic Thompson’s Visa, Senator Evans!
By Jared Israel
[Jan. 1, 2008]

Croatian Ustaše (clerical-fascists) in Australia? So what else is new?
By Jared Israel
[Jan. 1, 2008]

Debate on Croatian Fascist Rock Star's Upcoming Australia Tour
By Jared Israel
[Dec. 21, 2007]

Bizarre Antisemitism from the Croatian Clerical-Fascist Lobby
A debate
[Nov. 16, 2007]


How the N.Y. Times Doctored its Count of Croatia's W.W.II Victims
Part 2 of “Oppose Fascist Rock Star's US Tour with the Truth”
By Jared Israel
[Nov. 6, 2007]

Oppose Fascist Rock Star's US Tour with the Truth
Part 1
By Jared Israel
[Nov. 3, 2007]

NATO Stages a War Provocation in the Balkans
News with analysis by Jared Israel
[Oct. 11, 2007]

‘Slightly Fascist’? The New York Times Prods Croatia. Gently.
By Jared Israel
[1 August 2007]

Croatia: Holocaust Denial on Display
By Jared Israel
[12 February 2007]
[Na srpsko-hrvatskom]
[Deutsche Übersetzung]

Insults, Cover-up and Incitement: Croatia's Mesic at the Israeli Knesset
* Croatian President Stjepan Mesic's supposed apology, delivered at Israel's Knesset (parliament) 31 October 2001
* Critique by Jared Israel (revised 14 February)

[12 February 2007]

“Far more than shameless”
 A Survivor Talks About Croatia’s ‘Museum’ at Jasenovac
Interview with Smilja Tišma (Belgrade), President, Organization of Survivors
Interviewer: Jovan Skendžić 

[5 February 2007]
[Na srpsko-hrvatskom]

Efraim Zuroff of Wiesenthal Center's Israel Office Replies to Jared Israel
[16 January 2007]

The suppressed history of the Holocaust in Croatia
For the first time on the internet, the full text of Yad Vashem's Encyclopedia of the Holocaust article "Croatia," which the Vatican and US and German governments hope you won't read. Also Jared Israel on the opening of the Croatian government's Holocaust-denying Holocaust exhibition, with tragic participation of Jewish, Serbian and Roma representatives; on how the US State Department misuses Washington's Holocaust Museum to market Holocaust denial; and with evidence of the Western media suppressing reports of fascism among Croatia's top officials.

[1 January 2007]
[Na srpsko-hrvatskom]

“Ahmadinejad's World”: A Nightmare in Iran
By Matthias Küntzel

Comment by Jared Israel
[25 September 2006]

Terror on a Very Small Planet

Belgrade, Spring 1999 - New York, 11 September 2001.
Photo montage created by Illarion Bykov
Text by Jared Israel

[Text revised 11 September 20
06 - Original post, 2 October 2001]

Nasrallah Delivered
By Jared Israel
Edited by Samantha Criscione
Jenin terrorist leader and PA police chief Zakariya Zubeidi says Hezbollah's weapons, money and coordination have been crucial for Palestinian terror...
[Revised 7 September 2006 - Original post, 14 August]

Lebanon’s Bankruptcy & UN Treachery: The Shebaa Farms Mock-Dispute
By Jared Israel
This article, originally posted 21 August, has been entirely rewritten.
[Revised 3
1 August 2006 - Original post, 21 August]

Hezbollah Says Lebanon Will Prevent Weapons Smuggling... to Hezbollah
(They would like
Italy to run international force, but France is good too.)
Interview from Corriere della Sera, published in English on TENC
Comment by Jared Israel
[30 August 2006]

The UN Ceasefire & Israel’s Policy of Disaster
By Jared Israel
[21 August 2006]

The Media has been Apologizing for Hezbollah and Lebanon for Six Years: Case in Point, the Financial Times
An October 2000 article lied to create sympathy for Hezbollah’s Lebanon-supported war against Israel and incitement of terror.
Comments by Jared Israel
[
14 August 2006]

In October 2000 Lebanon’s Information Minister Endorsed Hezbollah’s Incitement to Murder and its Kidnapping of Israeli soldiers - on US TV Comments by Jared Israel
Includes Lebanese PM Siniora’s mind boggling explanation of Lebanon’s
casus belli , Shebaa Farms, as broadcast on US television, 21 April 2006.
14 August 2006]

Hezbollah’s Instigation; US Government’s Complicity
News reports and transcripts documenting a) Hezbollah instigation of murder and b) US doubletalk over Hezbollah’s Lebanese cabinet posts.
Comments by Jared Israel.

[Posted 29 July 2006 - Updated 4 August]

Al Manar (Hezbollah TV) Dramatizes the ‘Blood Libel’
Reaching millions with antisemitic lies derived from the Catholic Church.
[
29 July 2006]

US and UK Set Israel Up for Media Attack and NATO-Type Intervention
By Jared Israel
[22 July 2006 - Revised 29 July]

The ‘Unilateral Disengagement’ Swindle and US-Israeli Relations - Part 1
By Samantha Criscione
[18 July 2006]

How the Vatican Legitimized the PLO and Coerced Israel to Recognize It
News reports with comments by Jared Israel
[17 July 2006]

In 2004, Italian Court Ruled: Jail Montenegrin PM Djukanovic as Mafioso
Why have no English-language newspapers or TV covered this story?
By
Samantha Criscione
[1 June 2006]

[Procitajte ovaj tekst na srpsko-hrvatskom]


Montenegrin PM Djukanovic’s Lawyer Puts Foot in Mouth
Attorney boasts: referendum means PM can’t be jailed for Mafia crimes.
31 May 2006]
[Procitajte ovaj tekst na srpsko-hrvatskom]

Did the Catholic Church help German Nazism? A look at the record.
New section of “
The Pictures Accuse the Vatican: The Catholic Church and Nazism in Germany and Croatia
By Jared Israel

[12 April 2006]


Journalist Karl du Fresne finds TENC’s comparison between his (admitted) anti-Serb racism and antisemitism “so offensive.” Jared Israel replies
[4 April 2006]


Reader asks: “Why do you say that media attacks on Milosevic are in effect attacks on the Serbian people?” Jared Israel replies
[17 March 2006]

On the Demonization of the ‘Media Milosevic’: How and why it is Done and why it is Nonsense
By Jared Israel
[15 March 2006]

The Death of Slobodan Milosevic
By Jared Israel
[12 March 2006]

On the Destruction of Yugoslavia: Who did What and to Whom. Articles from Emperor’s Clothes
By Jared Israel
[12 March 2006]

Egypt: Elephant in the Living Room of Gaza ‘Disengagement,’
By Jared Israel
[19 September 2005]


Confessions of a Once-Hopeful Leftist, or How ‘Disengagement’ Reveals True Character of  Proposed Arab State in West Bank & Gaza
By Jared Israel
[22 August 2005]
Em Português


The British Record on Partition
The full text of the
Nation magazine
s 1948 UN memorandum. Based on British intelligence reports, it explodes the PLOs core myth of National Liberation.

- PDF file of original 

[26 July 2005]

Relevant document: Poster produced 28 April 1948 by (Jewish) Haifa Workers
Council urging Arab Workers not to Flee Haifa

Why Should one Read Articles Refuting the Srebrenica Massacre Accusation?

By Jared Israel and Petar Makara
Includes UN report on genocide against Serbs living near Srebrenica.
[10 June 2005] 
[Procitajte ovaj tekst na srpsko-hrvatskom]

Evidence that the Supposed Srebrenica Execution Video is a lie

Srebrenica “Execution Video, Part 3: The Media Moves Mountains
By Jared Israel
[10 July 2005]


Srebrenica “Execution Video, Part 2: Mission Impossible
By Jared Israel
[2 July 2005] Material added
12pm EDT, 4 July, destroys video story.

Srebrenica “Execution” Video, Part 1: What I’ll prove and how I’ll do it
By Jared Israel
[24 June 2005]


UN Military Officer Carlos Branco asks, “Was Srebrenica a Hoax?”

Comments by Jared Israel and Petar Makara
[16 June 2005]


Historian who wrote “Zionism: False Messiah” Reverses anti-Israel Views
Nathan Weinstock’s “Stories of Dogs,” with comments by Jared Israel.
[Reposted 27 May 2005]
in Italiano * auf Deutsch


Truth or hype? Vatican policies under Pope John Paul II
regarding Jews and the Holocaust, Yugoslavia and El Salvador

Part 1. Did the Pope Reject Church Antisemitism? Mr. Foxman’s Mistake
Written by Jared Israel,
edited by Samantha Criscione
[21 April 2005]

Part 2. Did the Pope Reject Church Antisemitism? Mr. Laughland’s Adulation
Written by Jared Israel,
edited by Samantha Criscione
[29 April 2005]


Part 3. As Pope flew to Israel, a Top Adviser Attacked the Jews
Written by Jared Israel,
edited by Samantha Criscione
[17 May 2005]


The Pictures Tell the Tale: The Vatican and Nazism in Germany and Croatia
Photo montage, with text by Jared Israel
[23 April 2005]
New material added 2May, 10am Eastern US time

Bosnia-Herzegovina - Origin of the Myth of a Tolerant, Pluralistic Islam
By Bat Ye’or
Comments by Petar Makara

[30 March 2005]


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Slavic au pairs in humanitarian London..

Slaves of the 21st Century

by Urban Fox (London Times)
Comment by Jared Israel
[10 January 2005]


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Bush & the Media Cover-Up the Jihad Schoolbook Scandal
Why has the US been Shipping Muslim extremist schoolbooks into Afghanistan for over 20 Years? And why is George W. Bush hiding it?
by Jared Israel
[First posted 9 April 2002 * Re-Posted 1 January 2005]

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Assembly Line of Deceit...

The Western Media and the Ukraine Poison Story
by Illarion Bykov, Jared Israel, and Samantha Criscione
[27 December 2004]


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Are Western leaders right to eulogize Arafat as a hero of progressive change? To answer, one must understand the origins and goals of his movement

Serbian Condolences to the Jews for the Life of Arafat

by Petar Makara
[22 November 2004]

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Election Myth #1: George Bush Fights Muslim Terror
by Jared Israel
[2 November 2004]

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As Israeli forces fight Hamas and Arafat’s Fatah in the Gaza Strip, we need to cut through a mountain of misinformation

What Occupied Territories?
(Refuting Arab League Information Minister Hanan Ashrawi & others)
by Prof. Efraim Karsh
Comment by Jared Israel
[3 October 2004]

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Misrepresenting the deadliest confrontation
since the supposed end of the Cold War
Critical Lies, Part 3
Afghanistan: The War the Establishment Wants us to Forget
by Jared Israel
[24 September 2004]

Critical Lies, Part 2
Moore’s own ‘Defense’ Shows he’s Lying
by Jared Israel
[20 September 2004]

Critical Lies, Part 1
How Michael Moore’s Movie Covers up the Attack on Russia

by Jared Israel
[14 September 2004]

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Ex-Security Chief Brzezinski’s Interview makes clear: The Muslim Terror Apparatus was Created by US Intelligence as a Geopolitical Weapon
Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter’s Adviser
Comments by Jared Israel: Are we witnessing the Brzezinski doctrine in action today?
[6 September 2004]

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Lies the (London) Guardian told me,’ or ‘The Return of Villainy
by Jared Israel
Reporter Ed Vulliamy repeats his 1992 claim that the Bosnian Serbs were running death camps, re-publishing one of his “death camp” photos...
EC’s Editor responds

[3 September 2004]

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Future of Serbian people is at stake...

Milosevic must Dissociate from Tainted ‘Friends’
by Petar Makara (Makarov)
Editor,
Srpska Mreza
Contributing Editor, Emperor’s Clothes
[1 September 2004]

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How Ramsey Clark Championed Baltic Nazi War Criminals
...and he’s still doing it

by Jared Israel and Nico Varkevisser
Ramsey Clark is one of the apologists for Fascism associated with the Milosevic publicity committee. (See article below)
[19 June 2003 * Re-posted 29 August 2004]

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Apologists for Fascism have Become the Public ‘Voice’ of Milosevic
This is an attempt to tar the Serbs
by Jared Israel
[24 August 2004]

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Why are we ‘dredging up’ Croatia’s past?

The Western Media Suppressed the Truth about the
Rebirth of Croatian Clerical-Fascism

by Jared Israel
Emperor’s Clothes
[11 August 2004]

Some N.Y. Times Articles did Warn about Croatian
Fascism...Seven Years Late

Three NY Times articles
Comments by Jared Israel
[11 August 2004]

The 1947 Yugoslav Embassy report on Catholic Church crimes in
Ustashe (Nazi) Croatia is available as a
word file for printing.
http://tenc.net/croatia/stepinacfile.doc
You may distribute the report freely using both this word file and the
Internet version
.

August is the 9th anniversary of “The Trail of Tears.” As the world
watched, a quarter million Serbs were driven from their homeland by
US-led Croat troops.  The road in the picture below is
called the
‘Highway of
Brotherhood and Unity.

Serb farmers forced from the Krajina, Yugoslavia, in August 1995
Click for larger, clearer image
 

On 4 August 1995, the Croatian Army invaded the Krajina section of Yugoslavia. Within a few days 250,000 Serbian residents were refugees or dead. Croatian death squads then combed the area, hunting those who could not or would not leave. Thus ended a five year struggle - from 1990 to 1995 - during which the Krajina Serbs resisted domination by secessionist Croatia. Why did they resist? To begin to understand, please read “The Case of Archbishop Stepinac,” the 1947 report issued by the Yugoslav Embassy in Washington DC. Written to justify the trial of Croatian Catholic Archbishop Stepinac, the report describes how the Catholic Church formed the backbone of the Nazi Ustashe state, which tried to destroy the Serbs as a people.

The Case of Archbishop Stepinac
How the Catholic Church helped create and govern Nazi Croatia during World War II
Published by the Embassy of Yugoslavia, Washington, 1947
Text-only version (no pictures)
[2 August 2004]

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Hussam Abdo interview contradicts common view of what causes suicide terror.

BBC Interview with Hussam Abdo, the Arab Suicide Bomber, Age 15, who was surprised he wasn’t beaten
...
Photo montage of Hussam’s confrontation with Israeli troops March 24th. 
Transcript of interview
Comments by Jared Israel, Editor of Emperor’s Clothes
[18 July 2004]

Pictures of the Suicide Terrorist who Wasn’t


Former Israeli Ambassador to the UN answers widespread accusations...

Wartime Witch Hunt: Blaming Israel for the Iraq War

by Dore Gold
Former Israeli Ambassador to the UN
With overview and comments from Emperor’s Clothes
[18 June 2004]

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Scott Ritter and the bizarre Iraq war

Part 5: ‘The Neocons Made me do it!’
by Jared Israel
For the entire series, click
here
[21 May 2004]

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Jared Israel on ‘How the lies of Scott Ritter Reveal the Strategic Goals of the Bizarre Iraq War’ - A Series

Part 1: Hawk-to-Dove Scott Ritter challenges Emperor’s
Clothes to Prove he’s a Liar. EC accepts.

by Jared Israel

[26 April  2004]

Part 2: The Source of the Claim that Iraq had Nuclear Weapons was...Scott Ritter.
by Jared Israel
[13 May 2004]

Part 3: Reader Says Emperor’s Clothes all wrong on Ritter’s Nuke Statements; Jared Israel Responds.
[14 May 2004] 

Part 4: Readers ask, “Why this focus on Scott Ritter?” Jared Israel replies.
[15 May 2004]

Part 5: Scott Ritter Says, ‘The Neocons Made me do it!’
by Jared Israel
[21 May 2004]

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