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U.S. Boots ALJAZEERA FROM IRAQ
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Trying still harder to keep the bloody occupation pictures from clear
view, as well as to keep spokesmen for 'the other side' from having too
much of a say, the Americans and their puppet regime in Baghdad have
now booted Aljazeera from Iraq.
obviously meant to be a pointed warning to everyone to play ball with
Americans and their newly reconstituted Governing Council (now known as
the 'interim Iraqi government') or risk growing problems....or worse.
It should be remembered that some Aljazeera journalists, and others,
have already paid with their lives under circumstances that suggested
purposeful intimidation, bombing, and sniper fire. As for the 30
days part of this, who knows what will be a month from now.
Meant as another warning to conform or else, what today's police
shut-down of Aljazeera really is is another desperation move showing
how insecure and not very smart those in charge are. For Aljazeera it
will cause more problems; but more than that it's a major windfall of
publicity and credibility that will help more than hurt. It will be
more difficult but in today's world, one way or another, Aljazeera and
others will find ways to continue to broadcast graphic pictures of what
is happening and interviews with those in the know.
To 'win' by force of arms, death, and intimidation the Americans will
have to kill,
repress and frighten more and more. But the catch-22 of their
that in pursuing them they increase still further the level of hatred,
as a recruiter for more Muslim fighters to sign up for the 'jihad', and
they discredit themselves and their regime even more from much of the
world -- the same world they
are still desperately trying to convince to come on over and help out
with training, money, and 'foreign fighters' (better known as 'the
Oh yes, the headline..."U.S. boots AlJazeera..." Let's not get
confused by all the technical details and propaganda tricks. The
regime in Baghdad was selected by the Americans and empowered by the
Americans. It is financed by the Americans and the American military
and CIA keep it in power. What it does is what the Americans want it
to do. And the responsibility for what it does is American as well.
Iraqi Government Shuts Al-Jazeera Station
By Rawya Rageh
Saturday 07 August 2004
- AP:Baghdad - The Iraqi government closed
the Iraqi offices of the
Arab television station Al-Jazeera for 30 days, accusing it Saturday of
A spokesman for Al-Jazeera
called the closure "unwise" and said it restrained freedom of the
It is a regrettable
decision, but Al-Jazeera will endeavor to
cover the situation in Iraq as best as we can within the constraints,"
spokesman Jihad Ballout said.
Interim Prime Minister Ayad
Allawi said the government convened an
independent commission a month ago to monitor Al-Jazeera's daily
coverage "to see what kind of violence they are advocating, inciting
hatred and problems and racial tension."
Based on the commission's
finding, the National Security Committee ordered the month long
closure, Allawi said.
Iraqi Interior Minister
Falah al-Naqib said the closure was
intended to give the station "a chance to readjust their policy against
"They have been showing a
lot of crimes and criminals on TV, and
they transfer a bad picture about Iraq and about Iraqis and encourage
criminals to increase their activities," he said.
"We want to protect our
Senior U.S. officials also
have criticized Al-Jazeera's coverage
of the Iraq war, calling the network an outlet for the al-Qaida terror
network, broadcasting videotapes and audiotapes purportedly from Osama
bin Laden or his aides. Al-Jazeera denied the allegations.
Al-Jazeera's Ballout said
the network was not given a reason for
the closure. He said the closure inhibits the "right of the Arab people
around the world to see a comprehensive picture about what's going on
in an important region like Iraq."
During a July 25 interview
with Al-Jazeera in Moscow, interim
Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari accused the channel of biased
reporting and implied its journalists could be barred from the country.
"We do not tolerate those
who exploit the freedom of the media,"
Zebari said then. "These channels have become channels for provocation
against the interest, security and safety of the Iraqi people and the
Iraqi government will not be lenient toward such behavior."
Al-Jazeera occasionally has
encountered problems with authorities
in other Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain,
Jordan and the former Iraqi regime. Unlike Arab state-run media, the
station often airs views of local opposition figures and their
criticisms of their countries' rulers.
The following from Aljazeera
Aljazeera vows to cover Iraq despite closure
Saturday 07 August 2004, 21:39 Makka Time, 18:39 GMT
Iraqi officials announced the closure of Aljazeera's office
has vowed to continue its Iraq coverage despite the one-month closure
of its Baghdad office announced by the Iraqi interim government on
a statement Aljazeera expressed regret for the unjustified move, and
said it was contrary to pledges made by the Iraqi Government to start a
new era of free speech and openness.
Aljazeera made it clear in the statement they
hold the Iraqi authorities responsible for the safety of Aljazeera
staff in Baghdad and elsewhere in Iraq.
Aljazeera's Baghdad office staff said the decision to close the office had been expected for some time.
They said they had been facing difficulties covering
the news from Baghdad and that Iraqi officials had been reacting
negatively to requests submitted by the channel.
Change the policy?
police officers arrived in the early evening at the Aljazeera office in
Baghdad to implement the closure decision without providing legal
document from an Iraqi court.
They carried an order from the interior ministry addressed "to whom it may concern", ordering the closure of the office.
Aljazeera lawyers in Baghdad said police officers did
not carry an order from an Iraqi court as Iraqi law requires in such
Lawyers said they were given a document stating
Aljazeera has to promise to change its policy in terms of covering
Iraq, if they want the office to be re-opened after the one-month
Aljazeera lawyers in Baghdad refused to sign the document.
Aljazeera's staff in Baghdad said the closure order was expected
Iraqi Interior Minister Falah al-Naqib announced the closure at a
Baghdad news conference after an order from the national security
committee, Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said, "We
asked an independent commitee to monitor Aljazeera for the last four
weeks ... to see what kind of violence they are advocating, inciting
hatred and problems and racial tensions,"
"This is a decision taken by the national security
committee to protect the people of Iraq, in the interests of the Iraqi
people," he said.
The development followed reports that US Defence
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld had accused Aljazeera and the other main Arab
news channel, Al-Arabiya, of harming the image of the US in the Arab
Rumsfeld made the remarks at the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, Aljazeera said.
Earlier this month, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hushyar
Zibari criticised Aljazeera, the Saudi-funded Al-Arabiya and other Arab
and Iranian stations for their coverage of Iraq, and threatened to
close their Baghdad offices.
Zibari said Aljazeera, Al-Arabiya, the Lebanese Hizb
Allah's Al-Manar television and Iran's Al-Alam were "channels of
incitement working against the interests, security and stability of the
He said, "We will no longer tolerate this in the future."
It is a disappointing move. Aljazeera is the sincerest channel, although it does not report the whole truth."
Muhammad Bashar al-Faidhi, AMS's spokesman
Aljazeera has frequently been accused
by US and Iraqi authorities of inciting violence by screening
"exclusive" videotapes from Iraqi resistance and alleged
Muhammad Bashar al-Faidhi, a spokesman
for the Association of Muslim Scholars (AMS), has criticised the
closure, saying Iraqis are disappointed to learn that they are not
experiencing freedom of speech yet.
"It is a disappointing move. Aljazeera is the sincerest channel, although it does not report the whole truth.
"There are a lot of tragedies that
have gone unreported. We used to wonder why Aljazeera had not been
reporting those facts, and we were annoyed at it, but when we learned
about the American pressure on this channel, we understood," said
Saaid al-Burini, a candidate for the US Congress, said the US did not want an Arab source of news.
"The US is not happy with the idea that an Arab media organisation is on the ground and reporting independently," he said.
Aljazeera 'outraged' at Iraq criticism
Monday 26 July 2004, 11:04 Makka Time, 8:04 GMT
Zibari said Aljazeera was 'inciting' the situation in Iraq
has expressed outrage after the interim Iraqi foreign minister attacked
its coverage of events in Iraq saying the interim government is
considering closing down the channel's Baghdad bureau.
Hoshyar Zibari accused Aljazeera, along with other Arabic language satellite channels, of "incitement" and hiding behind media freedoms.
Zibari said the channel's coverage of Iraq was "one-sided" and "distorted".
He made the comments in an interview with an Aljazeera correspondent during an offcial visit to Moscow on Sunday.
"They [Aljazeera and other Arabic channels] have all
become incitement channels which are against the interests of security,
the Iraqi government and the Iraqi people," Zibari said.
He added "the new Iraqi government will not tolerate these kinds of intentional breaches and violations".
However, shortly after the interview Aljazeera issued a statement condemning Zibari's comments, calling them "tantamount to incitement against the channel and its staff working in Iraq".
"Aljazeera would have hoped that the Iraqi government
would embark on its new term with initiatives to lift media
restrictions, not add new ones that would certainly not be conducive to
freedom of the press and expression."
have hoped that the Iraqi government would embark on its new term with
initiatives to lift media restrictions, not add new ones that would
certainly not be conducive to freedom of the press and expression"
statement added "these kind of allegations will not prevent the channel
from pursuing its long cherished editorial independence, and
it reiterates its adherence to its professional principles and
internationallly recognised media practises."
Aljazeera has been regularly criticised for its coverage of Iraq by foreign occupation forces as well as different Iraqi groups.
They have been particulalry upset by its coverage of anti-occupation violence and Iraqi resistance groups.
But Aljazeera, which is perhaps the most influential
media organisation among Iraqis, says the fact it is being attacked
from all sides proves its commitment to editorial balance and fairness.
Aljazeera under fire in Falluja
Saturday 10 April 2004, 18:44 Makka Time, 15:44 GMT
Journalists have been shot at inside the besieged town
Aljazeera journalists have come under fire in the flashpoint Iraqi town, Falluja.
only television crew reporting from inside the besieged town, Aljazeera
crew members on Friday complained they had been fired at twice during
The staffers have since been forced to move to a
safer location within the restive town, transformed into a ferocious
battleground between US soldiers and Iraqi resistance fighters.
Aljazeera correspondent in Falluja, Ahmad Mansur said
US F16 planes also bombed places disconcertingly close to the news
Aljazeera journalists have found themselves at the receiving end of US-aggression often in the past.
television crew reporting from inside the besieged town, Aljazeera crew
members on Friday complained they had been fired at twice.
During the war in Afghanistan, Aljazeera's office in capital Kabul was bombed.
Aljazeera correspondent, Tariq Ayyoub, was killed in
capital Baghdad by US-tank fire as he prepared to broadcast during last
year's Iraq war.
Reporting from Falluja, Mansur said the situation inside the besieged town was grim.
Surrounded on all sides by the US occupation soldiers, residents inside have run out of supplies.
Public appeals were being made from the local mosques
for shrouds to wrap the many dead. A local doctor put the Iraqi toll
in the town at 450.
Ambulances arriving from Baghdad to evacuate the seriously injured had difficulty in gaining access to the town.
US soldiers opened fire, forcing six of the ambulances to retreat as they attempted to reach the Talib al-Janabi clinic.
MER Exclusive - Listen to Douglas Feith about Israel and the Middle East (August 30, 2004)
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Pointing the fingers at Douglas Feith (August 29, 2004)
Feith has been mentioned in most of the major media stories this weekend in Washington -- but not nearly with the emphasis he should have been. For Feith has played a central role in just about every scandal that has beset the Bush Administration -- from the faulty 'intelligence', to the mistaken 'assumptions', to the prison torture scandals, and now the latest Israeli/Jewish lobby spy scandal right in his own office.
Sharon's Wars, Israel's Future (August 28, 2004)
This major New York Times feature about Ariel Sharon could have, and should have, been far more harsh. But Ariel Sharon is at the top of his game now. And though the future he may have molded more than any other may be bleak and potentially catastrophic, now is his time and few in the Jewish world -- and in an oblique way that includes not only the New York Times but much of the contemporary American media -- dare to take him on directly.
Israeli Spy Scandal Erupting in Washington (August 28, 2004)
Many, most no doubt, of these kinds of things relating to Israel never get out into the public domain; they are buried and sucked up into official Washington where so many have so many reasons for always wanting to hush such things up. But there should be no doubt that the Israelis have infiltrated at many levels and greatly influenced in many ways U.S. policies in the Middle East, especially of late the decision to invade and occupy Iraq.
The following quick list of past Israeli spy scandals all of which were covered up or sucked in one way or another include:
* Israeli Attack on U.S.S. Liberty - 1967
* Steve Bryent Israeli Spying Scandal - 1982
* Jonathan Pollard Arrested outside Israeli Embassy - 1985
* AIPAC infiltration scandal, President forced to resign - 1991
* Mossad bugging of Clinton and Monica - 1997
* Martin Indyk's Security Clearances 'temporarily' suspended - 2000
America's 'Iraqi Police' and the now impending Iraqi Elections (August 27, 2004)
And it's clear that if it's a competiton between Negroponte and Allawi, against al-Sistani and al-Sadr, the Americans and their regime are in big trouble. Just how the U.S. occupation is going to attempt to either further delay the election or not-too-blantantly manipulate and control it now looms ahead -- just as soon as the American election is behind us all.
(August 26, 2004)
U.S. and Regime Bombing and Killing throughout Iraq (August 26, 2004)
Chaos, confusion, death, and destruction -- that's the description of American occupied Iraq as the country virtually rebels and explodes. Even as Ayatollah al-Sistani heads back to Najaf protected by British occupation troops American occupation troops are ferociously attacking Najaf, Fallujah, Sadr City as never before and American armed and paid Iraqi mercenary troops are massacreing their own.
Sistani Returns and March on Najaf Looms (August 25, 2004)
Now on this very day in history there is another Ayatollah in and at the heart of the Middle East at a crucial moment in time. The very term 'Ayatollah' was hardly known in the West before the Iranian revolution just 25 years ago now. But in the immediate days ahead it now appears Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani is to have his and maybe modern on-its-knees Iraq's 'rendevous with history'. And then what this is really all about now is the future rather than the past, especially with Iraqi 'elections' supposed to take place just 5 months from now. What will the American Empire with its arsenal of planes, tanks, and shock troops now do to deter, deflect, or stop him? What will the U.S.-installed and protected Allawi regime in Baghdad now do to attempt to co-opt or twist him?
Crusades II - Iraqi Cities Bombed and Tanked (August 24, 2004)
Bush's views and ongoing rhetoric -- and then came top Pentagon General Boykin telling the world that 'my god is bigger than their god' -- may come to define this period in 'modern' history.
Imperial America (August 23, 2004)
Provocative thinking and writing from one of Great Britain's most prolific, most outspoken, most humanistic, and most insightful 'activist' journalists writing this cover article in the current issue of the New Statesman. It's too hard and probably wrong in fact to agree that 'Bush may be the lesser evil'. But it is very important to understand how and why John Pilger is speaking out in this way.
Palestinian Struggle Fully Justified (August 22, 2004)
Because of the huge propaganda war in which the U.S. and Israel also have overwhelming firepower at their disposal, what leading Professors like Charles Black and now Ted Honderich have to say is in fact of critical importance.
Weekend Reading: Iran, the U.S., and Israel (August 21, 2004)
These four articles from the past few days, especially the first commentary by UPI Senior Analyst Martin Sieff, help put things in perspective and set the stage for what is now to come. Unpleasant and frightening weekend reading, we know...but necessary.
What the Americans have Really Done in and to Iraq (August 20, 2004)
This is a brief but very important outline of what the Americans have really done in recent years in and to Iraq. All this has little to do with 'freedom' and 'democracy' -- those are the simplistic and deceptive front-words. What's really involved is an increasingly desperate and ruthless master plan to turn Iraq -- a country at the center of both the Arab and the Muslim worlds -- into an appendage of the American military, political, and economic machine trying to more totally control the Middle East region and continue to drain it of its wealth, resources, and heritage. It's the imperialism of old considerably reconstituted for the brave new world of worldwide television, the internet, and high-tech 'Star Wars' weaponry.
Iran Warns of Preemptive Strike Against U.S. and Israel (August 19, 2004)
"We will consider any strike against our nuclear installations as an attack on Iran as a whole, and we will retaliate with all our strength. Where Israel is concerned, we have no doubt that it
is an evil entity, and it will not be able to launch any military operation without an American green light. You cannot separate the two."
Iranian Defense Minister
The World on Fire (August 19, 2004)
Now in 2004 as a result of what the Bush/Cheney/Israeli regime insisted on doing the world is dangerously on fire -- passions, hatreds, and fears all now enraged and engaged in an escalating "clash of civilizations" full of crusading rhetoric essentially pitting the U.S., U.K., and Israel against Arab and Muslim countries and peoples everywhere.
U.S. Allawi Regime Should Go (August 18, 2004)
here's a bottom line here and at a time of such major historic developments it should be said clearly. The American-installed, financed, armed, and protected Allawi regime has already totally disgraced and discredited itself. It cannot succeed in authoritatively and democratically governing Iraq. It should be ended immediately before it does even more historic harm to Iraq, to the Middle East, to the Arab and Muslims worlds, and to the whole fabric of international justice and order.
Al-Sadr and Allawi - The Struggle for the Middle East (August 18, 2004)
Here then are two such voices speaking out, crying out, at this critical time. The first an American who was Director of The Islamic Center in Washington, the very venue in fact President Bush choose to visit soon after 9/11. The second is a Canadian who is President of the Canadian Islamic Congress. -MER
Sharon the 'Bulldozer', Sharon the 'Butcher' (August 17, 2004)
These BBC and Guardian articles today look at how the Israelis are even now continuing to expand settlements in the occupied territories, as well as at the current situation in and around Gaza -- realities 'on the ground' that Ariel Sharon is more responsible for than any other single individual on any side of the barricades. MiddleEast.org
"They are cheating us, laughing at us" - MER FlashBack 7 Years (August 17, 2004)
"In the end, so long as the U.S. continues to back Israeli occupation with ever greater amounts of money, guns, and political protection, little will change and the "peace process" will remain a grand deception breeding resistance, hatred, and yes, more terrorism."
U.S. Iraqi Troops Fire on Reporters (August 16, 2004)
History is being made in these bitter bleeding days, in these very hours, and the world will have to live with the aftermath for some time to come. This report just published by the Daily Telegraph in the U.K. is the best so far to outline how the Americans are attempting to blind the world and mute the protests by threatening the few courageous journalists still in and able to report from Najaf. As for pictures of what is happening, cameras are now illegal and being confiscated by the Americans and their agents.
Iraq Exploding! The historic confrontation at the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf (August 16, 2004)
Unless the Americans can find some way to get Muqtada Sadr and his forces out of the historic Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf without a firefight and without a massacre they themselves could become the victims of their own killing machine if the extraordinary rage and hatred in Iraq, Iran, and the Arab and Muslim worlds overall should erupt still further against them.
Americans Order Journalists, Cameras From Najaf (August 15, 2004)
This is what police-states do; this is what dictators do; this is what the Israelis sometimes do; and now this is what the American 'democracy' does in the extraordinarily duplicitous name of 'freedom and democracy for Iraq.
Israel 'On The Eve of Destruction'? (August 15, 2004)
His father long headed the National Religious Party. He himself has been the head of the world Zionist movement as well as the Speaker of the Knesset. And yet -- even as the Israelis appear to be victorious with the Palestinians everywhere surrounded, subjugated, dispossessed and controlled -- Avraham Burg dares to speak out loudly about how perverted Zionism has become and that all the militarism, racism, and arrogance could in reality have put Israel 'on the eve of destruction'.
Please tell friends and family about MER (August 14, 2004)
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Occupied Iraq - Threats, resignations, killings, chaos all escalating (August 13, 2004)
Reports from Iraq this morning indicate that Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr may have been injured today while meeting with supporters, and what's to happen next has everyone on edge as rarely before. Other reports from Iraq are of a wave of protest resignations against the American occupation and puppet government, with increased threats against the U.S. and its regime now coming in public even from other Iraqi officials approved by the Americans.
Nader vs. Israel (August 12, 2004)
"The days when the chief Israeli puppeteer comes to the United States and meets with the puppet in the White House and then proceeds to Capitol Hill, where he meets with hundreds of other puppets, should be replaced."
Najaf 2004 (August 12, 2004)
"From Iran's perspective, there is little question what happens in Najaf is its business. Any damage there cannot leave a single Iranian ruler the option of remaining neutral, regardless of whether they are among moderates or hard-liners. The Shiite religious heritage is a shared one between Iraq and Iran."
Hidden History of the "Peace Process" (August 11, 2004)
"It's not inordinate Chinese money and influence in American politics the Congress should be investigating, it's how Israel manipulates American politics with the help of some key Americans (most of them Jewish), who are in fact, however distasteful it is to say it, 'dually loyal'."
Jewish Washington Neocons Responsible for War (August 11, 2004)
As the Iraq war escalates and creates still more disgust and hatred around the world, it is also threatening to expand. And a month or two from now if the Bush/Cheney/neocon regime is lagging in the polls no telling what kinds of political or military 'surprises' might come from Washington sooner rather than later.
Stumbling, Bumbling 'Arabist' Ambassadors Play to the Cameras (August 10, 2004)
After all these now wasted years, and after all this now-squandered money -- and even with all that has happened including 9/11, the Iraqi war, and the Palestinian Intifada -- the 'Arabist' Ambassadors in Washington are weaker and more incestuous, less influential and less credible, then when they started. Yet oh how they continue to pretend otherwise so tragically continuing to mislead so many well-meaning naive people who simply don't know better the real details of what has been and what is now the real situation in today's Washington.
Neocons All (August 9, 2004)
He sure didn't write this way when he worked for the old gray Zionist lady the New York Times. With language like 'neo-con vampires' he sounds a bit this time like MER in its regular tell-it-like-it-really-is mode... Maybe for his next installment Mr. Ibrahim will have more to say ...about his old colleagues at the New York Times starting with Tom Friedman, et. al.
Both Israel and Saudis working to elect Bush/Cheney (August 8, 2004)
Now of course neither is going to admit it in front of the cameras, and of course it's also politically confusing for many, but both the Israelis and the Saudis are working hard now to help the election of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld and the right-wing neocons.
U.S. and puppet regime boot Aljazeera from Iraq (August 7, 2004)
Oh yes, the headline..."U.S. boots Aljazeera..." Let's not get confused by all the technical details and propaganda tricks. The regime in Baghdad was selected by the Americans and empowered by the Americans. It is financed by the Americans and the American military and CIA keep it in power. What it does is what the Americans want it to do. And the responsibility for what it does is American as well.
Target Pakistan (August 7, 2004)
As tensions and fighting in Iraq and Palestine continue, and with new sanctions and attacks on Syria, Iran, and Lebanon quite publicly threatened, the situation in the greater Middle East could become far more tense and the 'crucial countries' of both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia could indeed 'fall' from the American grip setting off even more dangerous and unpredictable political and military explosions.
Target IRAN con't (August 6, 2004)
"Exploiting the November US presidential elections and the European concerns, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon could order a strike at Iran's nuclear facilities, similar to the ones Israelis executed in 1981 against Iraq's nuclear weapons program", the diplomats were quoted by the London-based newspaper Al Hayat on Wednesday, August 4.
'Revolution' in Iraq; No U.N. or Muslim Troops To Help Americans (August 5, 2004)
Indeed, the Americans and the Israrelis have now created their own joint vicious geopolitical stew in the Middle East; and they are very much in danger of gradually boiling away in it regardless of all the tough talk and military onslaughts.
Kerry, Israel, Jews, and the Middle East (August 4, 2004)
John Kerry's Middle East policies have already been heavily mortgaged, if not downright sold, to those who have the greatest interest and power in controlling what the U.S. does in the crucial Middle East region and in determining where American arms, monies, and covert actions flow in the future -- powerful American Jews closely associated with Israel.
10 YEARS and 1 MILLION+ DEAD and COUNTING - MER FlashBack (August 3, 2004)
"Here we are in the middle of the millennium year and we are responsible for genocide in Iraq. All of us that live in the silent democracies are responsible for sustained genocide in Iraq."
Former Assistant Secretary General
of the United Nations Denis Haliday
America Vs America (August 1, 2004)
"The Bush Administration cannot be trusted...
George W. Bush and his administration have taken normal mendacity to a startling new level far beyond lies of convenience... They traffic in big lies, indulge in any number of symptomatic
small lies, and ultimately, have come to embody dishonesty itself. They are a lie. And people, finally, have started catching on."