Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Israel's West Bank Mines Are Illegal

Israel's oil mines in West Bank are illegal and that they are breaking more International Laws with their operations in Palestinian territory. Of course, and as always, the Israeli government denied the accusations claiming they were within International Law boundaries. The accusations also include exploiting the occupied territory for its own gain. More illegal activity on an International scale by Israel and more denial on Israel's part.

Israeli West Bank mines 'illegal'

Monday, March 9, 2009

Historical Terrorism Part 2

My next point is a person, Osama bin Laden. This is, literally, the face of Terrorism. One man, symbolizing an entire entity. The term terrorist has been used over the course of our history, but until 9/11, it has never had the significance that it does today, thanks to the United States of America and its media/entertainment. There are several ironic events and facts that seem to conflict with this terrorist and his terrorist acts against the United States that I would like to address.

To begin, Osama was trained and paid by the United States, specifically the CIA (Central Intelligent Agency). It was estimated that his yearly salary was $10 million. Quite the paycheck for anyone, especially if you take into consideration he comes from one of the richest and most influential families in the oil industry, which is also tied closely to the Bush family.

Osama was created by America to use as an image to illustrate fear, to taint the world's perspective on a culture and religion, and to give America reason to invade the countries that they have. I have written about Osama previously, the facts are all visible. There are logical questions that the United States avoids answering, such as; Why were they able to catch Saddam Hussein so quickly, yet they are unable to locate their biggest threat, Osama? Why would a man who was so closely tied, trained by their CIA (also, the training grounds in Afghanistan for the Al-Queda were created and funded by the U.S.), and also payed for ten years, suddenly decide to blow up two towers (and call all of the Jewish employees to not go into work, the day of the "attack") ? What was his logical motive?

The biggest problem that I have with what has happened is the outcome, the deception. Since this terrorist attack took place the United States has occupied three (Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine through Israel) nations, all which are high in oil production, which we all know produces mass amounts of wealth for only a few people. During the occupation the death rate in Iraq has increased (they took Saddam Hussein partially because the violence he caused), and if you add Afghanistan and Palestine, hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians have died at the hands of an injust war. The worst problem the world is currently facing, especially involving deceit, is the image that media and entertainment has given towards Islam, Muslims and people who reside in the Middle East. Today, an entire religion and people have been given a false depiction, a false relation towards Terrorism, because of the apparent actions of ONE man and a few handfuls of followers. What American and the Western World has done is falsely tainted the image of what Islam truly is in order to justify their actions and properly control the situations they are attempting to handle overseas. What is logical about that? The only logical thing behind this illusive and misleading repesentation is simple: If people believe Islam and all Muslims are terrorists than they will support the War on Terror.

The only thing this war has done is caused terror on both the religion and it's followers. It has created fear amongst the Western World and allowed the United States to pursue and occupy the nations it desires. They have talked about stopping this war since it began, yet currently Obama Administration stated that they are looking at both Iran and Pakistan at being threats. The real and true threat is America, even to its own people. Look at the history, flouridated water, AIDs, Religion, Patriot Act, etc.

Historical Terrorism Part 1

There's a few people and terrorizing moments in the history of humanity that I'd like to address. And since there's some recent discussion on nuclear weaponry, I'll begin with that.

America, the largest producing nation of Nuclear and White Phosphorus (highly controversial, yet used by Israel [From U.S.] against Lebanon and Palestine) weapons, is the only nation to use Nuclear weaponry, in which they did so, killing approximately 250,000 civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. The exact number of deaths is hard to estimate due to the post-bombing effects that take place, including cancer from the radiation. This was a very terrorizing moment in the history of humanity, and the American government let the Japanese people know of how terrifying it would be, and still followed through. This is what they sent to the Japanese civilians, sending chills through each of their spins before they were dropped another bomb on Nagasaki.

"We are in possession of the most destructive explosive ever devised by man. A single one of our newly developed atomic bombs is actually the equivalent in explosive power to what 2,000 of our giant B-29s can carry on a single mission. This awful fact is one for you to ponder and we solemnly assure you it is grimly accurate. We have just begun to to use this weapon against your homeland. If you still have any doubt, make inquiry as to what happened to Hiroshima when just one atomic bomb fell on that city."

Now, I understand that this was a part of a retaliation on the Pearl Harbor bombings. But what I don't understand is the only times America has been attacked, they, the superpower, were made to look like impotent, defenseless idiots. The nation, with the best air radar, detection and security has each time been unable to do anything about their attacks. First, some thousand airplanes, maybe a hundred ships or more, are moving over the ocean, and America is unable to detect them and defend themselves. Then, two hijacked planes crash into two towers in America's largest city, and they are both unable to defend themselves. At each point in time America was able to gain the peoples support in fighting a war. The Nazi's were considered horrible, terrorizing people, America's enemy. America terrorized Japan by being the only nation to use not one but two nuclear weapons.