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02 June, 2010

Por la libertad de los presos políticos cubanos

Por la libertad de los presos políticos cubanos.

Por la excarcelación inmediata e incondicional de todos los presos políticos en las cárceles cubanas; por el respeto al ejercicio, la promoción y la defensa de los derechos humanos en cualquier parte del mundo; por el decoro y el valor de Orlando Zapata Tamayo, injustamente encarcelado y brutalmente torturado en las prisiones castristas, muerto en huelga de hambre denunciando estos crímenes y la falta de derechos y democracia en su país; por el respeto a la vida de quienes corren el riesgo de morir como él para impedir que el gobierno de Fidel y Raúl Castro continúe eliminando físicamente a sus críticos y opositores pacíficos, condenándolos a penas de hasta 28 años de cárcel por "delitos" de opinión; por el respeto a la integridad física y moral de cada persona; firmamos esta carta, y exhortamos a firmarla a todos los que han elegido defender su libertad y la libertad de los otros.



Escuche entrevista a Katia Sonia Martin, Coordinadora de Occidente del Partido Cuba Independiente y Democrática :

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01 June, 2010



by : Peter Martori

By dire lack of understanding a majority , lead by a small percentage, voted in 2009 Mr. Hussein Obama into the White House. The American were mislead by a barrage of adverse propaganda or bad image publicity against the President George W. Bush, and thus the war in Iraq was used as another subterfuge to demonize Mr. Bush. Most Americans seemed to have forgotten that some time before the war has hit right in their own soil: the Twin Towers in Manhattan, New York. It was September 11th, 2001 .

After the coward aggression, most of America, including the always anti-American liberal Mass Medias journalists were ready to accept and indeed supported the retaliation against all of America’s foes and those responsible for that attack on American soil.

But the mass medias which were responsible for the bad or adverse image that Mr. Bush has gained thru his last two years at the helm of the nation did not stop at demonizing Mr. Bush

They kept the beat , right into the presidential campaign of 2009, capitalizing on the already demolished image that they themselves have constructed around and on Mr. Bush. Now, the new presidential elections were on the scope and the new victims were the rival or opponents candidates to Hussein Barack Obama ,it was the time to demolish the images of Ex-Governor Sarah Palin and John McCain.

Nothing stop them to lie, twist facts or invent stories, attacking on , even on subjects such as Sarah Palin’s intimate family affairs. They had forgotten that for Hussein Obama and his family they were told and advised that : “family was off limits” !

However like a pack of hungry hyenas they fell upon Mrs. Palin family. Yes ! America needed a change, but not the one these liberaloides wanted to impose upon most Americans. But that small percentage of America was wrong to vote Mr. Obama into the presidential seat. Today that same America is reckoning its mistake. The backlash didn’t wait too long to be and grow into a new America that the partisans of Mr. Obama did not suspect they will have to contend with.

Simply , America want to go back to its true and successful times and not to the “changes” that Mr. Obama has in mind and never has transparently told to the Americans, including his own supporters. If he would do that, even many of his supporters, a very substantial part of those who came out to vote for him would go back this time to vote him out of there.!
. Obama’s agenda is one that -- we know -- is characterized by the dogmas and the false principles of the communist or Marxists ideologues.

He wishes the socialization of America but that can’t lead to any good or any beneficial results , because it has been a failure in most of those nations that fell under the rule of a single political party and a one man dictatorship. And it is so ,that the rule by any tyranny , instead of for the well being of the people, have brought misery, slavery, desperation, repression and finally the destruction of the nations in more than one way. Thus if his agenda triumph, America would be under the controls of a gang that only cares for power and the destruction of the America we all have known. A new Cuba, or North Korea instead of that America that has been the refuge for millions fleeing oppression and misery.

America, therefore, can’t defend Freedom abroad while it neglects its own Freedom at home ! This means that American people must by all means defend themselves from any one, included the traitors in the government and pro-socialists, the Medias liberaloides in the Democratic party.

The suppression or censorship of the entrenched right -- entrenched in the Constitution’s First Amendment – can be done in many ways, without a law or a dictak from a tyranny. It can be suppressed by the barrage of misleading lies or false facts and other subterfuge that might keep the truth buried under the powerful media machine. We saw that in the Watergate case.
However , we almost saw nothing like it during the Monicagate… and this should give anyone in America the measure of what the powerful Mass media machine can do to influence, distract or divert the public opinion in the direction they want. During those days of the Monica Lewinsky affair, most of americans thought that Bill Clinton would be impeached, but it didn’t happen. These are examples of the biases and partisanship of most medias and its people.

These are the very same people who would help anyone like Obama to establish the rule of one single party, or the disguised dictatorship using the mask of a traditional party, the Democratic party. Americans can’t allow that this happen to them. That’s why they need re-elections after re-elections.the same gang , the same traitors to America’s Democratic Traditions.

Because communist or socialism ,such as seen in the perspectives of these people, either pro-Marxists or pro Maoists or worse as admirers of Castro’s gulag type of regime, and which means slavery, repression, of any political dissent or the agreement that competition of ideas ,not censorship must prevail, or that the internet is not a threat to democracy but much the contrary. And whoever is afraid of the free, public discussions of ideas is because is afraid of the confrontation of opposed ideas and thus of the freedom of expression.

These latest days we read that the new administration wishes to exert some controls of the Internet, but nothing can be so detrimental , destructive and obstruct the diversity and the freedom of expression in the world of today than a controlled Internet.

It is simple to discern that the new technology has become the PEOPLE’S means to communicate and to get informed or disseminate information in a very spontaneous and free way. And that nobody can’t or should censor ,control this freedom and flow of world wide exchange of ideas, information and data. Only the ones who are afraid of the freedom of expression have that vested interests in depriving the people of their freedom of information, expression and speech.

Therefore, America is awakening and reckoning the dangers it has brought upon itself by electing people whose interests are none of theirs. None of AMERICA’S INTERESTS.

And Americans, true Americans want that America back ! 

America that most people in this planet envy and jealously attack. The one America that has been the haven for millions of people from every corner of the world. America of Freedom ! America of Opportunities, America for those cherished dreams of anyone who come to it , not just to grab and take, but also to give and sacrifice for her.

So America, wakes and tell those guys :
You wished “change” and yelled : yes ! we can …
ut forgot to finish the sentence with : We can lie !
And now let’s get our America back !

Monday, May 31, 2010

First Hand Account of Israeli Naval Operation-TIP Latest‏

Below is an article by Israeli journalist Ron Ben Yishai for the Israeli newspaper Yediot Achronot in which he provides a first hand account of the Israeli operation to take control of the Turkish-led flotilla. The Israel Project hopes you find this of interest.

Ben Yishai, Ron, "A Brutal Ambush at Sea," YnetNews, May 31, 2010,,7340,L-3896796,00.html

For Video Footage of the Gaza Flotilla
A Brutal Ambush at Sea

Ron Ben Yishai recounts bloody clash aboard Gaza-bound vessel: The lacking crowd-dispersal means, the brutal violence of 
 "peace activists," and the attempt to bring down an IDF helicopter.

Our Navy commandoes fell right into the hands of the Gaza mission members. A few minutes before the takeover attempt aboard the Marmara got underway, the operation commander was told that 20 people were waiting on the deck where a helicopter was to deploy the first team of the elite Flotilla 13 unit. The original plan was to disembark on the top deck, and from there rush to the vessel’s bridge and order the Marmara’s captain to stop. Officials estimated that passengers will show slight resistance, and possibly minor violence; for that reason, the operation’s commander decided to bring the helicopter directly above the top deck. The first rope that soldiers used in order to descend down to the ship was wrested away by activists, most of them Turks, and tied to an antenna with the hopes of bringing the chopper down. However, Flotilla 13 fighters decided to carry on.

Navy commandoes slid down to the vessel one by one, yet then the unexpected occurred: The passengers that awaited them on the deck pulled out bats, clubs, and slingshots with glass marbles, assaulting each soldier as he disembarked. The fighters were nabbed one by one and were beaten up badly, yet they attempted to fight back.

However, to their misfortune, they were only equipped with paintball rifles used to disperse minor protests, such as the ones held in Bilin. The paintballs obviously made no impression on the activists, who kept on beating the troops up and even attempted to wrest away their weapons.

One soldier who came to the aid of a comrade was captured by the rioters and sustained severe blows. The commandoes were equipped with handguns but were told they should only use them in the face of life-threatening situations. When they came down from the chopper, they kept on shouting to each other “don’t shoot, don’t shoot,” even though they sustained numerous blows.

‘I saw the tip of a rifle’

The Navy commandoes were prepared to mostly encounter political activists seeking to hold a protest, rather than trained street fighters. The soldiers were told they were to verbally convince activists who offer resistance to give up, and only then use paintballs. They were permitted to use their handguns only under extreme circumstances.

The planned rush towards the vessel’s bridge became impossible, even when a second chopper was brought in with another crew of soldiers. “Throw stun grenades,” shouted Flotilla 13’s commander who monitored the operation. The Navy chief was not too far, on board a speedboat belonging to Flotilla 13, along with forces who attempted to climb into the back of the ship.

The forces hurled stun grenades, yet the rioters on the top deck, whose number swelled up to 30 by that time, kept on beating up about 30 commandoes who kept gliding their way one by one from the helicopter. At one point, the attackers nabbed one commando, wrested away his handgun, and threw him down from the top deck to the lower deck, 30 feet below. The soldier sustained a serious head wound and lost his consciousness.

Only after this injury did Flotilla 13 troops ask for permission to use live fire. The commander approved it: You can go ahead and fire. The soldiers pulled out their handguns and started shooting at the rioters’ legs, a move that ultimately neutralized them. Meanwhile, the rioters started to fire back at the commandoes.

“I saw the tip of a rifle sticking out of the stairwell,” one commando said. “He fired at us and we fired back. We didn’t see if we hit him. We looked for him later but couldn’t find him.” Two soldiers sustained gunshot wounds to their knee and stomach after rioters apparently fired at them using guns wrested away from troops.
 During the commotion, another commando was stabbed with a knife. In a later search aboard the Marmara, soldiers found caches of bats, clubs, knives, and slingshots used by the rioters ahead of the IDF takeover. It appeared the activists were well prepared for a fight.

Some passengers on the ship stood at the back and pounded the soldiers’ hands as they attempted to climb on board. Only after a 30-minute shootout and brutal assaults using clubs and knifes did commandoes manage to reach the bridge and take over the Marmara.
It appears that the error in planning the operation was the estimate that passengers were indeed political activists and members of humanitarian groups who seek a political provocation, but would not resort to brutal violence. The soldiers thought they will encounter Bilin-style violence; instead, they got Bangkok. The forces that disembarked from the helicopters were few; just dozens of troops – not enough to contend with the large group awaiting them.

The second error was that commanders did not address seriously enough the fact that a group of men were expecting the soldiers on the top deck. Had they addressed this more seriously, they may have hurled tear-gas grenades and smoke grenades from the helicopter to create a screen that would have enabled them to carry out their mission, without the fighters falling right into the hands of the rioters, who severely assaulted them.
Posted by GS Don Morris, Ph.D. at 10:48 PM