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Diplomatic Deceptions Amidst War and Plunder Plans



MID-EAST REALITIES - www.MiddleEast.Org - Washington - 2/25/2002:

There are so many things going on these days it's not easy to put all the pieces together. But among the things that should be causing people truly concerned about a just and viable Middle East much pause is this: If Tom Friedman, the Council on Foreign Relations and the New York Times, along with Jim Zogby, Henry Siegman, and major Israeli columnists are for something, that's good enough reason for the rest of us to be very very skeptical. And then when it's long time Israeli-promoter Barry Schweid who writes the AP articles adding more fuel to this latest scheming one should be very wary.

We won't actually quote from the recent Zogby and Siegman columns. These guys are both master public relations hacks with a long history of duplicity, cunning and treachery. Their world is one of political deception and payoffs -- never one of principle and integrity. Zogby has been on the take big time for a long time -- he is essentially a Saudi p.r. agent masquerading as a "leader" of Arab Americans (those in the know despise even the mention of his name). And Siegman has long been a front man for the Israelis working tireless the past decade to finally put the Palestinians on Reservations, indeed working tireless on behalf of the Israelis ever since his days as President of the American Jewish Congress, before he was transferred to the Council on Foreign Relations.

Bottom line: Looks like acting King Abdullah of Arabia has been toyed with and set up. Arab "leaders" have proven so gullible over the years -- but then after all their conversations and peculiarities are all known to the ever-watching-and-listening CIA/NSA and Mossad; while on their side they hardly know who is whom. This time, having failed to twist Hafez el-Assad before his death, or so far Arafat before his, it is the Saudi "leadership" that has been set up and is being taken for a ride. It is a journey, one tremendously propelled forward by 9/11, that is likely to prove much more politically-mined than the Saudi Royals can probably imagine at this point.

If the Israelis, and of course the Americans are always in tandem with them in one way or another, were really serious about the "Abdullah offer" -- which incidentally has actually come so far from Tom Friedman and the NYTimes rather than Abdullah -- they wouldn't be publicly "inviting him to Jerusalem" and embarrassing him with invitations from President Katsav to come on over and talk it up with Ariel Sharon! For the Israelis especially this is all tactical and manipulative; they are hardly intending after all these years to implement Resolution #242 of 1967!

What this is really all about is deflecting European pressures, confusing and side-tracking the approaching Arab Summit, and refocusing media attention away from what the Israelis are actually doing and from what the Americans are actually planning. Give the mass media a political variant of the "Chandra Levy/Gary Condit" story to captivate them and like a wolf pack they will be all over it missing the far more important events all around them.

The world of the 21st century has opened very differently than that of the last. In the previous century there was an Ottoman Empire to push out, a series of Arab families that needed to be turned into "client regimes", a Palestine that was ripe to be retaken from the Muslim world, and most of all the need to keep the region divided from itself and under Western domination so its oil resources could be plundered.

And though the Western powers would still like to maintain the major royal and military regimes in Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, UAE, Egypt, Oman, et. al., there is also a new awareness that these regimes are now dispensable and can be replaced in one way or another if need be.

The Israelis have always been waiting for the historic moment to do away with the last Hashemite regime in what was once called "Transjordan"...and thus "solve" their "Palestinian Problem" across the river. And finally that moment may be coming.

As for the Saudi Regime, it may have now sufficiently served its role in history, and it too is now dispensable. The Saudi Royals have helped keep the Middle East under European and then American domination for nearly a century. They have pumped huge amounts of cheap oil for its Western creators and protectors; tremendously helping build up the Western world while diminishing their own. They have squandered the resultant petrodollar windfall by investing in Western corporations through Western banks and investment houses, rather than building up their own region and their fellow Arab and Muslim countries. And the same "Royal" family has itself siphoned nearly $1 Trillion into secret bank accounts primarily in Europe and the U.S.; this after squandering in flagrantly spendthrift ways so much more that is already gone.

It is now an expendable regime. There are other more important things happening which the U.S. and Israel are really now focused upon. "Regime Change" is coming to Iraq and Iran if they can. Crushing all potential opposition to the hegemonic designs is priority #1, which includes making sure no country is allowed to develop major weapons which could actually threaten U.S./European/Israeli domination. Furthermore, the oil and gas and mineral wealth of the Central Asian region is now about to be plundered in this 21st century -- which is what the "regime change" in Afghanistan is really all about -- rendering the Saudi Royals and their desert oil not nearly as important as they once were.

The Americans and the Israelis have become the world's experts at creating, co-opting, making fools of, and destroying if need be, Arab regimes. They learned it all from the Europeans of course; who are now preoccupied with their own economic integration and most of the time reduced to simply following the American lead on matters Middle Eastern (regardless of their occasional rhetorical complaints). The "Royal" House of Saud has actually been in these clutches for a long time now. And furthermore, in reality, the Saudis have actually been working in tandem with the U.S. and Israel in various strategic ways for some time now through their Ambassador in Washington, Bandar bin Sultan, son of the Defense Minister. The Saudis were in fact the major sub-architects and financiers of the "Oslo Peace Process"; another terrible mistaken gambit handled miserably which has blown up in far more violent and destructive ways than before it was begun.

An even more violent regional blow-up can now be expected down the road, one in which quite possibly even the House of Saud itself will become victim -- in which case at least that particular aspect of the overall outcome could be considered positive.


By Barry Schweid

WASHINGTON (AP - 25 February) - Secretary of State Colin Powell encouraged Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia to keep working on his proposal for peace with Israel and drew support from the European Union in urging Yasser Arafat to curb violence.

``We share the same concerns about the terrible situation in the Middle East, and all of our exchanges have led to a complete agreement in point of view,'' the Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Pique said after talking to Powell on Monday.

It is important to reduce the violence, increase security and ``for the Palestinian Authority to make all efforts necessary to cut back violence,'' Pique said at a news conference with Powell.

The Spanish minister's statement echoed the persistent U.S. demand that Arafat do more to control Palestinian militants. It had special meaning because Spain is currently president of the European Union.

But Pique tempered his demand with the observation that making a 100 percent effort depends on a ``100 percent capacity'' - a reference to Israel's restrictions on Arafat that critics say limit what the Palestinian leader can do to end violence.

Powell made a round of telephone calls Sunday to try to halt the fighting. He spoke to the Saudi crown prince, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher of Egypt and Javier Solana, the European Union's senior diplomat, who is in the area.

The aim, Powell said, ``is to find our way out of this terrible situation.''

The Saudi proposal, which the prince floated in the Saudi and American media, offers recognition, trade and security to Israel in return for giving up the West Bank, Gaza and part of Jerusalem.

``I think it's an important step that we have welcomed,'' Powell said. ``I wanted to share with the Crown Prince our reaction to his idea and hope that in the weeks ahead it will be flushed out in greater detail.''

Powell's positive response and State Department spokesman Richard Boucher's description of the proposal as significant reflect a U.S. judgment that it marks an important evolution in Saudi thinking.

The proposal shows that the Saudis are willing to recognize an Israeli right to part of Jerusalem and that they, above all, are considering peace with the Jewish state, a U.S. official said.

Several Israelis and Palestinians were killed Monday in gun battles in Jerusalem and on the West Bank. Spokesman Boucher repeated the U.S. demand that the Palestinian Authority make ``maximum efforts'' to curb attacks on Israel and said Israel should make it easier for Palestinian workers to move around despite security controls.

Abdullah's proposal, which he floated in the Saudi and American media, offers Israel recognition, trade and security if it will give up all of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.

Jordan and Egypt lost the territories in the 1967 Mideast war, and the Arabs want to turn the land over to the Palestinians for a state with its capital in Jerusalem.

Powell called the proposal an important step. He said he shared his assessment with the crown prince and told him he hoped ``in the weeks ahead it would be flushed out in greater detail.''

But Powell also indicated a swap would not be a simple matter. For one thing, Abdullah has proposed Israel return to its pre-1967 borders, but Powell said there are various ways to interpret U.N. resolutions adopted at the end of the Mideast war that year that called for an Israeli pullback.

The United States and Israel supported the resolutions, which were reaffirmed after the 1973 Middle East war, only after the English-language text referred to withdrawal from ``territories'' not ``the territories,'' which would have implied all the land the Arabs lost in the 1967 war.

The Arabs and many of their supporters insist now, as they did then, that the resolutions require a total pullout.


By Jeffrey Heller

JERUSALEM, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Israeli Defence Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer welcomed a Saudi peace proposal on Tuesday and said efforts were under way to resume Israeli-Palestinian security talks, despite a new spasm of violence.

"It should be looked at positively," Ben-Eliezer's spokesman quoted him as saying about the Saudi initiative during a meeting with Javier Solana, the European Union's foreign policy chief.

"It has new elements and it should therefore be encouraged and must not be rejected," the defence minister said, apparently referring to the pan-Arab aspect of the proposal by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah.

The plan, floated by the kingdom's de facto ruler in a peacemaking void, calls on Arab states to recognise Israel and normalise relations with it in return for a full Israeli withdrawal from lands occupied in the 1967 Middle East war.

Hailed by the Palestinians and praised by Washington, the initiative has been gaining international momentum in the face of violence in which at least 892 Palestinians and 277 Israelis have been killed since September 2000.

Israel has accepted the principle of land-for-peace in negotiations with the Palestinians, but has said it will never return to pre-1967 lines, borders that it considers dangerous to its security.

In the latest bloodletting, two Palestinians and two Israelis were killed in the West Bank on Monday. Two pregnant women, one an Israeli and one a Palestinian, were wounded but survived and later gave birth.

An Israeli policewoman died from her wounds overnight in a Jerusalem hospital after she was shot trying to prevent an attack by a Palestinian gunman in which 10 Israelis were hurt.

The killings ended a four-day lull and followed a week of the most sustained violence since the Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation began.


After meeting Solana on Monday, Palestinian President Yasser Arafat agreed to a resumption of security talks with Israel. No time or date was announced for the meetings, which the Palestinians suspended on Sunday after Israel said it would continue to keep Arafat bottled up in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The last session was held last Thursday.

"This is a request from our friend, Javier Solana, and I cannot say no to Solana's suggestions," Arafat, confined by Israel for nearly three months, told a news conference. Ben-Eliezer told Solana he was taking action to renew the security talks as soon as possible.

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's office quoted him as saying earlier in a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell that Israel "will take all necessary measures to protect its citizens" following the latest bloodshed. But Israel Radio said Sharon was holding off retaliating for now because of diplomatic pressure.

The Israeli army said it had arrested four Palestinians in the West Bank overnight who were suspected of involvement in "terrorist activities" but gave few details.


On Monday, Israeli President Moshe Katzav invited Crown Prince Abdullah to Jerusalem to discuss the Saudi initiative. Katzav's spokeswoman said the president, who holds a mostly ceremonial position, was ready to go to Saudi Arabia if invited.

Arafat said he "appreciated and supported completely" the Saudi effort.

Sharon has made no public comment on the plan, which Israeli commentators said could be an attempt by Riyadh to improve its standing with the U.S. government after the September 11 attacks on the United States carried out mainly by Saudi nationals.

Raanan Gissin, a spokesman for the prime minister, called the proposal a positive development.

The United Nations Security Council was expected to start a debate on Tuesday on how to stem the violence and then hold talks on Arab demands for a resolution putting heat on Israel.

A draft resolution circulated by Arab envoys dropped provisions calling for outside monitoring, a demand that would be certain to draw a U.S. veto. It seemed to give a nod to the Saudi initiative, calling for the establishment of a Palestinian state and "normal relations among all states of the region."


[Ha'aretz Editorial , 20 February] The data on the economy and unemployment published yesterday is very grave. Unemployment reached an unprecedented 258,600 in the last quarter of 2001, representing 10.2 percent of the work force, while the number of job-seekers also reached a new high - 209,300 in January. Unemployment not only deepened, it expanded: In January there were 24 townships where unemployment topped 10 percent, compared to 15 in 2001. The high unemployment rate is a direct result of the deepening recession. In the last quarter of 2001, local production dropped by 7.2 percent while commercial production plummeted by 12 percent. There were similar dramatic declines in investment and private consumption.

When data like this is reported, a series of automatic reactions follows. Politicians from the left and right are shocked. Histadrut chairman Amir Peretz called for an emergency team to fight unemployment, while Manufacturers Association President Oded Tirah issued a series of recommendations that would mostly help industrialists. But nobody dares touch on the real reason for the crisis: the lethal conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

The world economic crisis, which began with the bursting of the high-tech bubble and deepened after the terror attacks in the U.S., is shaking Israel's economy. Obviously, a small country cannot influence such global trends. But Israel is also not doing anything in those areas where it can shape its own destiny. The country's leaders continue to ascribe to the ethos of settlement in the territories, even when it is clear that the price of that stubbornness is disastrous - politically, militarily and economically.

The data is evident for all to see: After the Oslo agreements with the Palestinians were signed in 1993, a period of growth began in Israel, including unprecedented foreign investment. Unemployment dropped from 11 percent to a welcome low 6.5 percent - at a time when immigration from the former Soviet Union was at full swing and 200,000 foreign workers came to Israel. There was plenty of work for everyone. When Israel shows up on the TV screens as a terror-struck state, as it did during the 1996 terror attacks, the conflict over the Hasmonean Tunnel in Jerusalem under Benjamin Netanyahu's administration, and, of course, the last 16 months, the economic result is clear: recession and rising unemployment.

In the past year, it has become increasingly clear that it is impossible to conduct a normal economy while the state's resources are aimed at perpetuating the occupation and the settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The real remedy for the economic crisis will be found when Israel deals with the root causes of the conflict with the Palestinians. Only a determined effort to reach reconciliation between the two peoples, based on ending the occupation and the establishment of a Palestinian state beside the state of Israel, can result in peace and economic prosperity. By promising it can have the territories as well as peace, security and prosperity, the government is deceiving the public.

Comment on these article(s)

February 2002


(February 28, 2002)
The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, precisely what the U.S. now insists is the main reason for its expansion of its "war on terrorism" far beyond the what happened and who did it of 9/11, didn't begin with the Arab and Muslim countries, it actually began with American's main ally, Israel.

Thousands of Israeli Soldiers Attack Refugee Camps
(February 28, 2002)
Under cover of diplomatic deception the Israelis, and the Americans, are preparing the way not for a Middle East peace, but rather for a major Middle East war that will attempt to recast the politics and alliances of the region for some time to come.

Israel Further Defies U.N. and Arab League
(February 28, 2002)
More Palestinians have died and been shot in the past weeks than in any other comparable period since the major wars in 1948 and 1967. Adjusted for the size of the U.S. population, about 100,000 Palestinians have been killed by the Israelis, with continual American assistance, just since Intifada II began!

Disappeared...in the Land of the Free
(February 27, 2002)
Since 11 September last year, up to 2,000 people in the U.S. have been detained without trial, or charge, or even legal rights. The fate of most is unknown. Andrew Gumbel investigates a scandal that shames the land of the free.

"Terrorism" For All Seasons and Reasons
(February 27, 2002)
While U.S. Attorney John Ashcroft is busy draping the statue of the Spirit of Justice, and while the White House is busy making excuses for getting rid of the Israeli-centric speechwriter, David Frum, the USG is using the "terrorism excuse" not only to get ready for "regime change" in Iraq but to keep "undesireables" from even speaking up through all kinds of new intimidation and repression techniques.

Diplomatic Deceptions Amidst War and Plunder Plans
(February 26, 2002)
There are so many things going on these days it's not easy to put all the pieces together. But among the things that should be causing people truly concerned about a just and viable Middle East much pause is this: ...

The Real George Bush Junior
(February 25, 2002)
The Bush White House is a little spooked, not quite sure what the public will make of all this For this "wholesome" President who has brought "dignity back to the White House", this video documentary about to debut could be the near-equivalent to Bill Clinton's public denials -- and all those senior officials he enlisted on his behalf -- followed by Monica Lewinsky's now-infamous semen-stained little "blue dress".

Blair and Bush to Plot War on Iraq at White House Summit
(February 25, 2002)
After Vice-President Cheney -- former Pentagon chief and former oil company executive -- makes an unprecedented visit to a dozen countries in the Middle East and central Asia that surround Iraq or that will be involved in one way or another in the coming "regime change" war, British PM Tony Blair and Pres George Bush II will hold a war council at the White House.

Pearl Was Israeli
(February 23, 2002)
We now learn that Daniel Pearl, the kidnapped and killed Wall Street Journal reporter, was an Israeli citizen. What more may we learn next?

Sharon Up Against The Wall - Time of Greatest Danger
(February 23, 2002)
Bulls and Tyrants are most dangerous when wounded. And this is now the case with Ariel Sharon and the powerful Israeli military/intelligence/occupation authorities he now commands.

Uncle Sam, Uncle Tom, and Uncle Ben
(February 22, 2002)
We all know who Uncle Sam is. And there are many who think of Colin Powell as Uncle Tom, thought admittedly he usually plays his role so well in public. The Israelis and Sharon have Shimon Peres. And the Americans and Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld have Colin Powell. But...Uncle Ben?

Israelis Proceed With Long-Term Plans
(February 22, 2002)
The current Israeli Prime Minister probably had plans to do just what he is now doing long ago. Since become PM he's just been manuevering to get things in place to do so. Even at the Wye River talks after he became Israeli Foreign Minister Sharon refused to even shake Yasser Arafat's hand.

Palestinians Under Occupation Fight Bravely While Those in Exile Fail Miserably
(February 21, 2002)
As courageous and in some ways remarkable as the Palestinian struggle is against an occupation army with high-tech weapons supplied by the world's only superpower, the Palestinians now face a potentially even more catastrophic fate.

"Where Is The World?" "A Future Not Worth Living"
(February 20, 2002)
The following eye-witness news comes from Dr. Mona El-Farra of the Union of Health Work Committees in Gaza.

More Strikes Ahead; Or More Justification For the New Crusades?
(February 20, 2002)
In a predawn raid Wednesday, Israeli army F-16 warplanes, Apache helicopters and naval boats attacked Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's beachside Gaza City headquarters, killing at least five Palestinians and wounding 10, Palestinian witnesses said.

The New Pentagon "Office of Strategic Influence" - Media Missiles Ahead
(February 19, 2002)
The big "defense" and "entertainment" corporations have bought up the major American media in the past few decades. Now the Pentagon and the State Department are diversifying into the news business in order to still further manipulate the foreign media and international public opinion.

Modern-Day Saudi Arabia - Crimes, Lashes, and Cover-ups
(February 18, 2002)
It's not a crime in Saudi Arabia to stash away hundreds of millions in totally unearned kick-back commissions in secret foreign bank accounts -- oops it's actually billions now with the total of all "Royal" foreign accounts now estimated to be approaching a trillion!

U.S. Truly Becoming the Star Wars Empire
(February 18, 2002)
The American President is in Asia, touring one past and potential future battlefield in Korea. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs is in India touring another. And the Vice-President is preparing for an unprecedented trip that will take him, along with senior military and CIA operatives, to nearly a dozen countries that just happen to surround Iraq.

Saudis To Propose Deal With Israel
(February 17, 2002)
are many ways to do things; and the Saudis have specialized in doing things in the wrong ways for the wrong reasons for a very long time now.

King Bandar of Saudi Arabia
(February 17, 2002)
Is it cowardice or ignorance that lies behind the rule of Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia -- the man effectively in charge of the oil and petrodollar "Kingdom" at this crucial historic time?

To Damn or to Applaud "Speaker Burg"
(February 15, 2002)
The very notion these days of simply "trusting" anyone associated with the Israeli political establishment or more specifically in this case Israel's Labor Party is pretty difficult -- there's such a long history of deceit and mistrust, and such good reasons.

WAR! U.S. and Israel Will Take On Both Iraq and Iran
(February 14, 2002)
Flushed with their "victory" against the primitive Muslim "Taliban" (students) of Afghanistan, the new name of the game for the new Washington -- run more than ever now by the oil companies, the Pentagon/CIA, and the military-industrial-banking complex -- is "regime change".

Arafat Screams "Israeli spy! CIA agent!" at Rajoub
(February 13, 2002)
Jibril Rajoub is not just an "Arafat aide". He's actually the main guy in charge of the West Bank for the "Palestinian Authority", groomed for some time now by both the Americans and the Israelis to possibly take over for Arafat and to help force his people into submission with his thuggish bruttish ways.

Musharraf Panders; Arafat Crippled
(February 13, 2002)
You'd have to be really crazy to buy a used car from Shimon Peres, or even to take it for free as in all likelihood the expensive repairs it would require would be more than it was worth. The idea of buying Peres' warmed over doubly-castrated "peace plan" and "Palestinian State" is even more foolish.

Arafat Slaps and Whips Out His Gun
(February 13, 2002)
The new Intifada, and then the events of 911, have spawned a variety of new press and Internet outlets of various kinds. The aim of many is to try to maintain some control of the information flow to certain constituencies, to "spin" the news in the direction of their sponsors, and to push their own analysts and "experts" onto radio and TV programs.

TV Arabs: Fouad, James, and Clovis - MER FlashBack
(February 12, 2002)
Why have things gotten so depressingly miserable when it comes to mass media coverage of the Middle East, especially in the United States? There is no single answer, no magic bullet solution. The answer is quite complex and multi-faceted in fact.

Kashmir - More Killed and Tortured than in Palestine
(February 12, 2002)
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911 Was Really 'Massive Blown Back'
(February 11, 2002)
"The course that Sharon, Bush and his British cheerleader, Tony Blair seem set upon will probably in the long run destabilize the Arab moderates, to the delight of the reactionary regimes in Syria, Iraq and Iran and the only true beneficiaries will once again be the extremists and the terrorists."

Standing Ovation for Mark Bruzonsky at University of Chicago
(February 9, 2002)
In Chicago the evening of 31 January 2002 Mark Bruzonsky, Publisher of MER, gave the keynote address at the University of Chicago Model United Nations. For the first time in the history of the keynote talks at this annual event the speaker received a prolonged standing ovation.

Jordanian King Takes Desperate Gamble To Retain Power
(February 8, 2002)
Trying to save the final Hashemite throne, the Royal regime in Jordan has decided to get even more in bed with the U.S. and Israel than ever before. It may work and the final Hashemite regime in power after enthronment by the British and the CIA in the last century may survive for the time being.

Washington Scene - Arab and Muslim "Client Orgs" Totally Lacking in Credibility
(February 8, 2002)
Ariel Sharon is on his fourth visit to Washington since both he and George Bush II took power. It is a War Council, coming at a time of unprecedented danger (Sharon clearly sees opportunity), coming at a time when he finally has Yasser Arafat, now the titular figurehead of the Palestinian people, under a newfangled form of town arrest in Ramallah with tanks pointing in his direction just a stone throw away.

"Transfer" the Palestinians Say Many Israelis
(February 7, 2002)
The Moledet party's media blitz for the mass expulsion of Palestinians is gaining momentum.

Triumphant Sharon
(February 7, 2002)
Ariel Sharon has arrived in Washington triumphant as many never believed could or would happen in their worst political nightmares. He may well be the single man who has had more influence on the Arab-Israeli conflict, and on the history of the entire region, than any other.

King Prostrates Jordan for More U.S. Money and "Support"
(February 6, 2002)
King Abdullah II, born of a British mother, Anglo-American educated including at the Jesuit Center of Georgetown University, and essentially enthroned with the help of the CIA (aided by Princeton grad daughter of the former head of Pan American Airlines, Lisa Halaby, reincarnated as Queen Noor), has been ever so helpful to the Americans as now since he was enthrowed as the former long-time Crown Prince was overthrown.

(February 6, 2002)

Lie To Them And They Will Come
(February 5, 2002)
For the holidaymaker in search of a sun-soaked Mediterranean beach away from the crowds, Gush Katif sounds ideal. Or so thinks Israel's hardline tourism minister, Binyamin Elon.

Killing and Refusing
(February 5, 2002)
There is a great deal of moral twisting and turning and cover-up going on among the Israelis; and oh so necessary however late in the day. This article in today's Ha'aretz gives the impression that torturing and shooting to death many Palestinians in cold-blood is something new or rare.

King Bandar of Arabia
(February 16, 2002)

Israel sets up Iran as next target for the US
(February 8, 2002)

"Americans Can Be A BloodThirsty Lot"
(February 4, 2002)

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