YouTube Partners with MOSSAD

It seems that the days of using YouTube as #1 media to distribute documentaries, videos and presentations about the truth of Israel and Zionist and their horrific war-crimes history and terrorism profile, has come to END.

Yesterday, it was announced that YouTube officially connected to the infamous ADL as partner to “Fight Against Hate.”

YouTube has reached out to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for its expertise in dealing with hate on the Internet. In one outgrowth of that partnership, the League is now a contributor to YouTube’s newly launched Abuse & Safety Center, where users are empowered to identify and confront hate, and to report abuses.

The YouTube Abuse & Safety Center features information and links to resources developed by ADL to help Internet users respond to and report offensive material and extremist content that violates YouTube’s Community Guidelines on hate speech…

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Russian troops in South Ossetian capitol to help stop violence

Report: U.S. ‘preparing the battlefield’ in Iran

The Bush administration has launched a “significant escalation” of covert operations in Iran, sending U.S. commandos to spy on the country’s nuclear facilities and undermine the Islamic republic’s government, journalist Seymour Hersh said Sunday.

White House, CIA and State Department officials declined comment on Hersh’s report, which appears in this week’s issue of The New Yorker.

Hersh told CNN’s “Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer” that Congress has authorized up to $400 million to fund the secret campaign, which involves U.S. special operations troops and Iranian dissidents.

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US Terrorism Report: Wrong Lessons

Instead of dealing with the obvious truths that the terrorism report highlights, the authors of the report have resorted to another logic that places blame squarely on external circumstance, never holding the US government accountable for its actions, says Ramzy Baroud.

The data provided in the US State Department’s annual terrorism report for 2007 points to some interesting if puzzling conclusions. The much publicised document, made available 30 April via the State Department’s website, makes no secret of the fact that Al-Qaeda is back, strong as ever. It also suggests that violence worldwide is nowhere near subsiding, despite President Bush’s repeated assurances regarding the success of his “war on terror”.

Will the report inspire serious reflection on the US’s detrimental foreign policy and its role in the current situation?

Let’s look at some of the data. To start with, take Pakistan. Al-Qaeda or Al-Qaeda-inspired attacks in the country more than doubled (from 375 to 877) between 2006 and 2007. These attacks have claimed the lives of 1,335 people, compared to 335 in a previous report. That is a jump of almost 300 per cent.

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Nasrallah hits out at government

Hezbollah’s leader has warned any crackdown by the government on the Shia organistaion would be tantamount to a “declaration of war”.

Hassan Nasrallah’s comments were broadcast on television on Thursday, as street clashes in Lebanon between government loyalists and opposition supporters entered a second day.

The civil unrest began on Wednesday during a general strike, called by the main labour union over price increases and wage demands, which quickly developed into a confrontation between supporters of the government and the opposition.

On Thursday, residents of the capital, Beirut, woke up to burning tyres and roadblocks, with many streets closed and traffic light in the Muslim section of the city.

In his speech, Nasrallah said the crisis in Lebanon had “entered a new phase” because of what Hezbollah claims are government moves against the Shia group.

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Guantanamo eclipses other US abuses

Wearing a pristine white thobe, a dark skinned eight-year-old boy of Sudanese decent looks into a video camera.

He says: “Ana bahibak baba” (I love you dad) – part of a message to be sent to his father.

Mohammed al-Haj, the timid boy on Al Jazeera English’s studio lawn, is sending the message because he has not seen his father for six years.

His father is Sami al-Haj, an inmate at Guantanamo Bay, desperate for any scraps of communication and support from the outside world.

Al-Haj is currently being force fed as he is on hunger strike and, according to Clive Stafford Smith, his British lawyer, he is also being subjected to psychological torture.

Stafford Smith says that the US authorities, desperate to get al-Haj to end his hunger strike, have resorted to new methods of control.

“They’ve been telling him that he is strongly suspected of having cancer of the kidney and that he can’t have proper medical care until he stops the hunger strike,” Stafford Smith says.

“I honestly don’t know if they are trying to terrify him to get him to stop the hunger strike or whether they are just being delinquent in not giving him medical care.

“And, of course, Sami told me – in fact, I’ll quote him exactly: ‘I worry too much. For three days I didn’t sleep at all. I’d been lying there worrying that maybe I’m dying.’ It has a real psychological impact.”

It is clear that al-Haj is in poor health. His hunger strike is reaching its 16th month and in the past six years he has undergone interrogation methods some say are illegal under international law.

Al-Haj was captured on the Pakistan border in December 2001. He was attempting to travel to Afghanistan to work for Al Jazeera as a cameraman.

He is yet to be charged by the US military. They say that all of the detainees in the Guantanamo Bay detention centre are “enemy combatants” and security threats.

There are currently 270 prisoners in the US centre in Cuba. A little over 500 have left since it was opened as part of the US’s “war on terror”.

However, none of those has had their release ordered by courts because the US authorities have not allowed them to be tried.

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Human rights group accuses Israel of torture