Professional Scam Artists – part 26

Hassan Diab And Don Bayne respond to the incredible turn of events in which French authorities, not liking what their own judicial representatives have decided, have determined to continue to prosecute Diab until a judge declares him guilty!

“Hassan Diab’s Saga Continues, as French Court of Appeal Delays Decision” by ? (Justice for Hassan Diab)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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On Friday October 26, the French Court of Appeal prolonged the decade-long ordeal of Dr. Hassan Diab and his family. Instead of upholding the decision of the French investigating judges who found powerful evidence of Hassan’s innocence and dismissed all allegations against him, the Court of Appeal ordered a review of handwriting analysis that was used to extradite Hassan in 2014. This is the same handwriting analysis that was described as “totally flawed” by four internationally-renowned handwriting experts, and described as “very problematic”, “convoluted”, “illogical”, and “suspect” by the Canadian extradition judge…

Don Bayne, Hassan’s lawyer in Canada, said, “There are pressures in France, obviously some of them political, to keep this case going to satisfy some of the public outrage that has been generated.”
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From AHT:
*( Baroness Jenny Tonge, Stop the War Coalition Rally outside the Iraq Inquiry, London, Blair inside. Image credit: Chris Beckett/ flickr)

“Israel Stooges Freak Out over Baroness Jenny’s Remarks – Again” by Stuart Littlewood (American Herald Tribune)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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“Absolutely appalling and a criminal act, but does it ever occur to Bibi and the present Israeli government that its actions against Palestinians may be reigniting anti-Semitism? I suppose someone will say that it is anti-Semitic to say so?”

What’s wrong with that?

Everything, according to the ‘usual suspects’ among the Inquisitors that makes up the Israel lobby.

Lord Pickles, in the House of Lords on 29 October responding to a Private Notice Question, said: “My Lords, will the Minister join me, along with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, in condemning the words of the noble Baroness, Lady Tonge, in suggesting that the murders in Pittsburgh were caused by the actions of the Israeli Government? That suggestion will clearly cause great pain in Pittsburgh, and falls foul of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism.”

Jenny Tonge, a tireless champion of Palestinians’ rights, has fought long and hard in the struggle for their freedom. So what came as a surprise (for some) was the knife in the back from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), who issued this statement on 30 October: “In the aftermath of the massacre of 11 Jewish worshipers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Baroness Tonge posted a comment on Facebook that suggested Israel’s policies and its treatment of the Palestinians could be contributing to a rise in anti-Semitism generally. Baroness Tonge subsequently removed the post.

“PSC regards the original post to be deeply troubling. Whilst the post acknowledged that the killings were appalling and a criminal act, it risked being read as implying that anti-Semitism can only be understood in the context of a response to Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. Such a view risks justifying or minimising antisemitism.”

The PSC told Jewish News it had “contacted Jenny Tonge to express our deep concerns at her post and is in the process of considering any further steps.”…

However John McHugo, chair of the LibDem Friends of Palestine, said: “Jenny’s motivation in speaking up for the rights of the oppressed is anger at injustice when others, who have the duty to speak out, pass by silently on the other side of the street.”

In 2004 she said about Palestinian suicide bombers: “If I had to live in that situation – and I say that advisedly – I might just consider becoming one myself.” Everyone went mad. A senior Conservative said her comments would “sicken those across the world who have lost loved ones to suicide bombers”. The ignoramus didn’t mention the thousands of Palestinian families who had lost loved ones, their homes and their livelihoods – everything – to Israeli terrorists and occupation forces…

[Nick] Clegg and Co would do well to re-read the Preamble to their own party’s Constitution, a very fine document indeed especially where it says: “We champion the freedom, dignity and well-being of individuals, we acknowledge and respect their right to freedom of conscience… We reject all prejudice and discrimination… Our responsibility for justice and liberty cannot be confined by national boundaries; we are committed to fight poverty, oppression, hunger, ignorance, disease and aggression wherever they occur and to promote the free movement of ideas, people, goods and services.”

Those principles are as good as any for guiding a person through political life. But where are they reflected in our political elite’s dealings with the scandalous injustice in the Holy Land?

And just how principled was Clegg’s sacking of one of the country’s most committed campaigners for human rights, Jenny Tonge?
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Al Jazeera Investigates:
The Lobby – USA

“Watch the film the Israel lobby didn’t want you to see” by ? (The Electronic Intifada)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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The Electronic Intifada has obtained a complete copy of The Lobby – USA, a four-part undercover investigation by Al Jazeera into Israel’s covert influence campaign in the United States.

It is today publishing the first two episodes. The Paris-based Orient XXI has published the same episodes with French subtitles.

The film was made by Al Jazeera during 2016 and was completed in October 2017.

But it was censored after Qatar, the gas-rich Gulf emirate that funds Al Jazeera, came under intense Israel lobby pressure not to air the film.

Although Al Jazeera’s director-general claimed last month that there were outstanding legal issues with the film, his assertions have been flatly contradicted by his own journalists…

To get unprecedented access to the Israel lobby’s inner workings, undercover reporter “Tony” posed as a pro-Israel volunteer in Washington.

The resulting film exposes the efforts of Israel and its lobbyists to spy on, smear and intimidate US citizens who support Palestinian human rights, especially BDS – the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

It shows that Israel’s semi-covert black-ops government agency, the Ministry of Strategic Affairs, is operating this effort in collusion with an extensive network of US-based organizations…

As revealed in a clip published by The Electronic Intifada earlier this week, the film shows Julia Reifkind – then an Israeli embassy employee – describing her typical work day as “mainly gathering intel, reporting back to Israel … to report back to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Strategic Affairs.”

She discusses the Israeli government “giving our support” to front groups “in that behind-the-scenes way.”

Reifkind also admits to using fake Facebook profiles to infiltrate the circles of Palestine solidarity activists on campus.

The film also reveals that US-based groups coordinate their efforts directly with the Israeli government, particularly its Ministry of Strategic Affairs.
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Cruella de Clinton

“Hillary Clinton Jokes: ‘They All Look Alike’ When Asked About Prominent Black Political Leaders” by ? (21st Century Wire)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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Former Democratic Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton appears to be tipsy in this monumental gaff recorded this week, as she blurted out a racist joke.

Amazingly, the progressive audience laughed and thought it was funny – which is actually more telling than Clinton’s remark itself.

Sara Carter reports…

Hillary Clinton made an inappropriate joke about Sen. Corey Booker (D-NJ) and former Attorney General Eric Holder, telling an interviewer, “they all look alike” after the journalist mixed up the two political leaders.

“What do you think of (Booker) saying ‘kick them in the shins’ essentially?” asked [Kara] Swisher.

“Well, that was Eric Holder,” Clinton noted.

“Eric Holder, oh, Eric Holder, sorry,” Swisher said.

“Yeah, I know they all look alike,” said the former Secretary of State.
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“REVEALED: FBI’s Bogus Counter-Terrorism Racket, Throwing Innocent People in Prison” by Trevor Aaronson (21st Century Wire)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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It’s a documented fact that nearly all of the highest-profile ‘domestic terror’ plots in the United States after 9/11 featured the “direct involvement” of undercover government agents and paid federal informants, and regularly featured the underhanded technique of entrapment in order conjure convictions. Most “sting” operations were either proposed or led by paid informants.
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I suggested that Trevor is focussed on a snapshot of counterrevolution, namely the FBI’s counter terrorism efforts post 9/11. I also see this is typical gatekeeper crap and simply make-work by those with the right political views who are free to scam taxpayers.

Muammar Gaddafi © Reuters / Max Rossi

“Billions missing from frozen Gaddafi accounts in Belgium – reports” by ? (RT News)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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Prosecutors are investigating whether Belgian banks paid out interest and dividends on accounts frozen under UN sanctions in 2011 after the ouster of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Up to €5 billion ($5.7 billion) could have been disbursed to people controlling Libyan accounts, including militia groups in the country which stand accused of human rights abuses, according to a report by public broadcaster RTBF which cited an unidentified source.
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“Ruin”

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