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Un-Happy Old Years
From: Dennis Serdel To: Military Resistance Sent: December 31, 2010 Subject: Un-Happy Old Years By Dennis Serdel, Military Resistance 2010; Vietnam 1967-68 (one tour) Light Infantry, Americal Div. 11th Brigade; United Auto Workers GM Retiree Written by Dennis Serdel for Military Resistance **************************************************************** Un-Happy Old Years Hundreds of thousands dead Iraqis stand in Time Square all wearing hats that say Un-Happy Old Years The Ball is a bunker buster that slowly slides down on top of their hats is a big question mark that asks why did we die we did nothing wrong Other dead Iraqis stand by the dark leveled Twin Towers thicker than 3000 they ask what did we do wrong, we were not in Afghanistan

we had nothing to do with the attack on your Twin Towers Before the year ends please tell us why you bombed and invaded Iraq, we were innocent it’s as plain as black and white Why did our children and mothers and fathers and the rest of us dead Iraqis have to die Why did the war shift from Afghanistan to Iraq the bunker buster in Times Square slides down some more as the colors of Time Square turn bloody red as the bunker buster lands on it’s targets that made hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis die until only dead Iraqis are left that stand by the Twin Towers and throw their question mark hats in the air and proclaim we had nothing to do with your 3000 dead innocent Americans, you killed the wrong people. Wall Street gurgles and groans in the middle of the night and answers We wanted your oil and our military bases.

2012-2013:
THE FUTURE CONFRONTS THE PAST

An Indian protester against rape confronts a police officer outside the Delhi Police headquarters as they block a main road during a protest in New Delhi, India, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

A demonstrator faces down policemen during a protest against rape in New Delhi December 30, 2012. The body of a woman whose gang rape provoked protests and rare national debate about violence against women in India arrived back in New Delhi early on Sunday. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A demonstrator wields a stick during a protest against rape in New Delhi December 30, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Kashmiri Sikh students protesting against the brutal gang-rape of a woman on a bus last week in New Delhi, in Srinagar, India, Dec. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

AFGHANISTAN WAR REPORTS

“Nine Military Fuel Tankers For Foreign Troops Torched In Afghanistan”
December 30, 2012 Press TV
At least nine fuel tankers for foreign troops have been torched in Afghanistan after a powerful bomb explosion rocked Jalalabad Airport in country’s eastern province of Nangarhar Press TV reports. The incident occurred on Sunday when a bomb planted in a fuel tanker detonated in a terminal near the airport, where the oil tankers were parked. Jalalabad Airport, which is located three miles southeast of Jalalabad, is currently used only for military purposes and is seen as the second largest US airbase in Afghanistan. No group has claimed responsibility for the blast, but such attacks are usually blamed on Taliban militants.

More Resistance Action
01 January, 2013 PakTribune A cop was killed and three more, including a district police chief, were injured in an improvised explosive device in Farah province on Monday . An IED ripped through the vehicle of Khak-i-Sufaid district police chief, Abdul Ghani, in Khost area of the district, the Farah police chief Aaqa Noor Kaintoos told the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP). A cop was killed while Abdul Ghani and his two guards were injured in the bombing, he added. Meanwhile, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing and their spokesman Qari Muhammad Yousaf Ahmadi told the AIP that five policemen, including the police chief, were injured in the blast. The Taliban have not said anything about the statement of interior ministry till filling of this report.

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MILITARY NEWS

Desperate For Weapons, Syrian Rebels Make Their Own
“We’re Volunteers, We Were Workers, We Were Never Soldiers”

“No One’s Giving Us Any Support. So We’re Working On Our Own To Strike Bashar”

A Free Syrian Army fighter makes homemade missiles at a workshop in north Aleppo December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah December 31, 2012 By REUTERS [Excerpts] ALEPPO PROVINCE, Syria – At a converted warehouse in the midst of a block of residential homes in a northern Syrian town, men are hard at work at giant lathes, shavings of metal gathering around them. Sacks of potassium nitrate and sugar lie nearby. In a neat row against the wall is the finished product, homemade mortars. Syrian rebels say they have been forced to make them because their calls for heavy weapons and ammunition to fight President Bashar al-Assad have gone unanswered. “No one’s giving us any support. So we’re working on our own to strike Bashar,” said a bearded man spinning the metal to create the warhead.

Using the Internet, the workshop of about seven men work together to try and perfect the crude weapons. For explosives, they pick out TNT from unexploded rockets that Assad’s forces have fired towards them and repackage them into their own weapons. Each gave different estimates of the mortars’ range. “We’re volunteers, we were workers, we were never soldiers. They’re locally made. They don’t have the strength of the regime’s rockets, but they are having good effects,” said Abu Mohammed, who said the mortars created a 3-1/2 meter crater. Another worker said the mortars, which take about a day to make, could reach a distance of 6 km (almost 4 miles). Some rebel groups are receiving supplies from Gulf states, and Western countries say they are giving non-lethal aid. But many rebels say they have not received anything. Colonel Abdel-Jabbar Oqaidi, who heads the rebels’ military council in Aleppo province, told Reuters last week that his forces are fighting without any help from the Western and Arab governments. “We aren’t able to get any weapons from abroad. We have nothing except for the rifle to fight with,” said another man at the workshop. The success rate of the weapons is questionable. Two men said the mortars hit 80 to 90 percent of the targets, but there have been problems. Sometimes the mortars do not detonate, other times they explode prematurely. “The more we practice, the more experience we get,” said one of the men, explaining how they discovered that if they let the propelling agent mixture set for too long it absorbed humidity, which in turn stopped the mortar from detonating. At one of the Aleppo frontline positions, rebels fired the mortars from a homemade tube, fashioned from piping on a mount made from a car axle. The rebels have also been working on refurbishing weaponry acquired during takeovers of Assad’s military bases. Parked in a residential street, a group of men have been working on fixing a T-72 tank whose gear box was blown. Abu Jumaa, one of the mechanics working on the 1970s tank, said fighters had taken it from an infantry college in north Syria that had recently fallen to rebel forces. “We have no tanks, no planes, no artillery. All we have is what we get in spoils and we go to war against him (Assad) with what we get. That’s the reality. We’re forced to do this,” he told Reuters.

“These tanks are useless in the first place. It can’t be called a tank, It’s a lump of scrap iron,” he said gesturing at the chipped army green metal. Rebel fighters on the frontline consistently complain of shortages of weapons and ammunition that have forced them to stop advances and focus on keeping the ground they have gained. “We get 3,000 bullets a month. No anti-aircraft missiles ... everything is from the military bases (we take over),” said one young rebel fighter from the Supporters of Mohammed Brigade, wearing a plaid yellow and black turban. Even though the rebels have managed to seize large quantities of weapons from military bases, they struggle with a chronic shortage of ammunition and weapons to target Assad’s fighter jets. “You see how the planes are striking all of us, not differentiating between old and young ... God has helped us, we’ve made these rockets and we’re using them to hit back at them all over again,” said Abu Mohammed.

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Turkey Confirms Syria’s Bloody Tyrant Assad Asks Venezuelan Government For Asylum:
“Chavez Has Gone Even Further Than His Neighbors To Prop Up Assad”
26 December 2012 TODAYSZAMAN.COM Turkey has confirmed that Syria’s embattled president Bashar al-Assad has asked Venezuela for asylum for his family as opposition forces continue to make military gains on the ground. While speculations emerge in international media that Assad asked Venezuela for asylum, Turkey’s Caracas Embassy asked Venezuelan authorities to validate the claims. Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry informed Turkish diplomats that claims that Assad sent a letter requesting asylum to the leader of the Latin American country, Hugo Chavez, are true. Assad’s government does not have many allies left in the world, but it has been enjoying support in Latin America from leftist [translation: capitalist nationalist] leaders who see a fellow challenger to US power in their Middle Eastern counterpart.

According a report published by Turkey’s Akşam daily on Wednesday, Turkish officials in Caracas visited the Foreign Ministry and inquired about the letter. The Venezuelan officials confirmed the letter but declined to give details on its content. Earlier this month, Syria’s deputy foreign minister, Faisal Al-Mokdad, visited several Latin American countries, including Venezuela. He received mostly symbolic backing for his government’s 21-month battle against the armed opposition. Assad still enjoys the backing of two major world players, Russia and China, who hold permanent seats on the UN Security Council, and his government remains friendly with longtime ally Iran. But Assad has become a pariah in much of the world, with even his regional neighbors mostly distancing themselves. The fighting in Syria has so far claimed some 40,000 lives. Chavez has gone even further than his neighbors to prop up Assad, sending at least three shipments of diesel oil to the Syrian government, which is straining under economic embargos imposed by the United States and the European Union. Al Mokdad told reporters then that he brought a private message for Chavez from Assad but did not reveal the contents.

FORWARD OBSERVATIONS

“At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.

“Oh had I the ability, and could reach the nation’s ear, I would, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke. “For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. “We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.” “The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.” Frederick Douglass, 1852 The past year – every single day of it – has had its consequences. In the obscure depths of society, an imperceptible molecular process has been occurring irreversibly, like the flow of time, a process of accumulating discontent, bitterness, and revolutionary energy. -- Leon Trotsky, “Up To The Ninth Of January”

“Wars Have Always Been Waged For Plunder”

Canton, Ohio June 16, 1918 October 25, 2002 Socialistworker.org DURING THE First World War, Socialist Party leader Eugene V. Debs gave a powerful antiwar speech on June 16, 1918, in Canton, Ohio. Unlike many leading socialists in Europe and the U.S., who fell in line behind their governments, Debs joined a handful of revolutionaries, including the Bolsheviks of Russia, in taking an antiwar stand.

Debs was tried and sentenced to 10 years in prison for speaking out in Canton. Yet in 1920, he ran for president on the Socialist Party ticket for a fifth time--and got 1 million votes. Here, we reproduce excerpts from Debs’ Canton speech. ***************************************************************************************

“Wars Have Always Been Waged For Plunder”

Debs was tried and sentenced to 10 years in prison for speaking out in Canton. Yet in 1920, he ran for president on the Socialist Party ticket for a fifth time--and got 1 million votes. June 16, 1918 By Eugene Debs, Speech at Canton, Ohio [Excerpts] I HAVE just returned from a visit over yonder [the Canton prison], where three of our most loyal comrades are paying the penalty for their devotion to the cause of the working class. They have come to realize, as many of us have, that it is extremely dangerous to exercise the constitutional right of free speech in a country fighting to make democracy safe in the world… [T]he gentry who are today wrapped up in the American flag, who shout their claim from the housetops that they are the only patriots, and who have their magnifying glasses in hand, [are] scanning the country for evidence of disloyalty, eager to apply the brand of

treason to the men who dare to even whisper their opposition to Junker rule in the United States. No wonder Sam Johnson declared that “patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” He must have had this Wall Street gentry in mind, or at least their prototypes--for in every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism or religion or both, to deceive and overawe the people… Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder. In the Middle Ages, when the feudal lords who inhabited the castles whose towers may still be seen along the Rhine concluded to enlarge their domains, to increase their power, their prestige and their wealth, they declared war upon one another. But they themselves did not go to war any more than the modern feudal lords, the barons of Wall Street, go to war. The feudal barons of the Middle Ages--the economic predecessors of the capitalists of our day--declared all wars. And their miserable serfs fought all the battles. The poor, ignorant serfs had been taught to revere their masters--to believe that when their masters declared war upon one another, it was their patriotic duty to fall upon one another and to cut one another’s throats for the profit and glory of the lords and barons, who held them in contempt. And that is war in a nutshell. The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and all to lose--especially their lives. They have always taught and trained you to believe it to be your patriotic duty to go to war and to have yourselves slaughtered at their command. But in all the history of the world, you, the people, have never had a voice in declaring war, and strange as it certainly appears, no war by any nation in any age has ever been declared by the people. And here let me emphasize the fact--and it cannot be repeated too often--that the working class that fights all the battles, the working class that makes the supreme sacrifices, the working class that freely sheds its blood and furnishes the corpses, has never yet had a voice in either declaring war or making peace. It is the ruling class that invariably does both. They alone declare war and they alone make peace. “Yours not to reason why; Yours but to do and die.” That is their motto, and we object on the part of the awakening workers of this nation. If war is right, let it be declared by the people. You who have your lives to lose--you certainly above all others have the right to decide the momentous issue of war or peace… You need at this time especially to know that you are fit for something better than slavery and cannon fodder. You need to know that you were not created to work and produce and impoverish yourself to enrich an idle exploiter…

And now for all of us to do our duty! The clarion call is ringing in our ears and we cannot falter without being convicted of treason to ourselves and to our great cause. Do not worry over the charge of treason to your masters, but be concerned about the treason that involves yourselves. Be true to yourself and you cannot be a traitor to any good cause on earth.

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“The Objective Meaning Of Revolution Is The Struggle For State Power For The Purpose Of Reconstructing Antiquated Social Relations”

The State Is “The Greatest Means Of Organising, Disorganizing, And ReOrganizing Social Relations” “Democracy, As The Party Of The Proletariat, Naturally Seeks The Political Supremacy Of The Working Class”
Excerpts from Foreword to Karl Marx, Parizhskaya Kommuna by Leon Trotsky (December 1905) The State And The Struggle For Power A revolution is an open contest of social forces in the struggle for power. The popular masses rise up, driven by vital elementary motives and interests, and frequently have no awareness of the movement’s goals or the paths it will take: one party inscribes ‘right and justice’ on its banner, another ‘order’; the ‘heroes’ of the revolution are either impelled by a sense of ‘duty’ or carried away by ambition; the army’s behaviour is determined by unquestioning discipline, by a fear that consumes discipline, or else by revolutionary insight that overcomes both discipline and fear. Enthusiasm, self-interest, habit, bold flights of thought, superstition and self-sacrifice — thousands of different feelings, ideas, attitudes, talents, and passions are swept into and swallowed up by a mighty whirlpool in which they either perish or rise to new heights. But the objective meaning of revolution is the struggle for state power for the purpose of reconstructing antiquated social relations. The state is no end in itself. It is only a working machine in the hands of the ruling social forces. Like any machine, the state has its motive power, its mechanisms of transmission, and its working parts. The motive power is class interest; its mechanisms are agitation, the press, the propaganda of churches and schools, parties, street meetings, petitions and uprisings. Finally, the executive mechanism is the administration together with the police, courts and prisons, and the army.

The state is no end in itself. It is, however, the greatest means of organising, disorganizing, and re-organizing social relations. Depending upon whose hands control it, it can be either a lever for profound transformation or an instrument of organised stagnation. Democracy, as the party of the proletariat, naturally seeks the political supremacy of the working class. The proletariat grows and becomes strong together with the growth of capitalism. In this sense, growth of capitalism is also the development of the proletariat in the direction of its own dictatorship. However, the day and the hour when power will pass into the hands of the working class do not directly depend upon the level of the productive forces, but rather upon the relations of class struggle, the international situation, and finally, upon a number of subjective factors that include tradition, initiative, and readiness for the fight.

Packs Of Wild Gays Terrorizing Families At Fort Bragg

31 December 2012 by drew, The Duffle Blog

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Packs of feral gay soldiers have been spotted roaming base housing at Fort Bragg, preying on people who are not “totally fabulous,” according to witness statements. Initial reports indicate that the gays hunt at night in packs of ten to twelve. They catch unwary heterosexuals and forcibly sodomize them until they become gay, because that’s how sexuality works. Over a dozen families have reported that their children chose to become gay after being attacked in this manner. “I’ve tripled the amount of patrols,” said Colonel David Jesse, head of base security. “The amount of gays is growing at an exponential rate. I think they have rabies or something.” “I got my first call about them right after Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was repealed,” said Sergeant John Cripes, a military policeman. “There were gays in the military beforehand, but after DADT was gone, they just went rabid. There’s really no way to stop them. In ten years or so, this entire base will be overrun by gays.” The threat has become so great that MP’s have created a list of ways to spot a military homosexual. The list includes managing to make a military haircut fashionable, uniforms that fit, and an absence of Tapout shirts or black pants covered in chains. The Duffel Blog managed to track down an alpha of one of the gay packs, who wished to only be referred to as “Power Bottom.” As he spoke, he directed the plan of attack for the night’s patrol. “Oh silly,” he said when asked how he was so good at mapping out patrol plans. “It’s why we joined the military. We’re learning all we can so we can take over the military and then take all the God fearing Americans’ guns away.” His comments are not surprising, considering his driving motives are outlined in the Gay Agenda, a 6-page document obtained earlier this year from the Wikileaks website. Captain John Wake, who serves as a chaplain, preached about the wild gays at the base chapel earlier this week. “Homosexuals are a growing threat that’s becoming harder to face every day,” he said, his voice bellowing from the pulpit. “This problem is too visible to cover up and it won’t go away until we find a way to get it off our base. If we don’t deal with it it’ll explode and we’ll be covered with the consequences.” In related news, leaked documents from the Pentagon state that seven submarines have gone AWOL and have not been in contact with their squadrons for weeks. Navy Captain Dave Wells speculated in a memo that “One hundred and fifty men went down, but seventy five couples took over.”

OCCUPATION PALESTINE

Our Christ Was Born Anew

With Challenge we announce: Our Christ was Born Anew
By: Dr. William Nassar: Music composer, researcher and writer, Palestinian from Nazareth living in exile. Translate from Arabic into English by: Adib S. Kawar ******************************************************************** With defiance, we declare our Christ was born anew… Loudly and clearly, tell America, “Israel”, Husni Mubarak, Mahmoud Abbass and especially Dahlan’s gang, and also the clergy of blood in all countries. Our Christ was born anew… Our Christ was born… Throw the news and return… They shall release an announcement on behalf of the United Nations denouncing the enthralling news, and confirming that so-called Christ was “crucified” two thousand years ago, rose from among the dead and ascended to heaven. They shall call for an emergency meeting for his heirs, and those in charge of his inheritance shall defy the birth, and classify it as an irresponsible and abrupt act of foreign incitement. As for you, you should be sure that you defeated the whole world, our Christ was born anew, even though they sealed his tomb and appointed Hagana guards to protect it, and the American-trained Battalion 17 were at all and every crossroad leading to it..

But the tanned Palestinian man of Bethlehem, the bridegroom of Nazareth, was born draped with glory and fury, girded with bombs, encircled by all the suspected, strangers, refugees and the abandoned… Don’t be surprised, for nothing about him has changed! He is still a genuine Canaanite Palestinian who masters political instigation and eats with his bare hands, without fork and knife. He is still humble down and through the bone, gets furious if he sees a potbelly, or if somebody talks in a non Arabic tongue in his presence… We showed him the resistance plans to which he agreed, and called for its quick implementation. He added that the rumors about his pacifism and gentleness are lies and fabrications about all his political history, and insisted on reciting for us excerpts of his provocative speeches in Palestine. I asked him about Yahya Ayyash, Imad Akel, Wadie Hadad, Abu Ali Mustapha, Jamal Abdul Nasser, Yasser Arafat, Imad Mughnieh, Abd Al-Aziz Al-Rantisi and the rest of our beloved martyrs. He informed us that he raised them from death with his rebirth, and none of those who were united with their homeland’s soil, remained in the captivity of death. As the high commander of resistance, we need to read the resistance declarations he issued. First, I, Jesus Christ, the truth, life and light, that I am the king of the Christians, but not exclusively theirs. I am for all the poor, who come to me and lay their burdens on my shoulders. All the massacred, the exiled, refugee and fugitives are my comrades as well as all those calling for justice, they are my road comrades… Second, Christianity has to go out of churches to the tunnels and trenches of those thirsty for liberty, freedom, truth and the stunning light; prayer is no longer permitted within church’s walls. Pray and chant to God while resisting the enemy and achieving your dreams, and grant Him life and blood… Third, I was not born to salute, I was born to use the sword. Continue with your struggle, and silence those who drawl with peace and love, while they are the sons of darkness, hatred and lust for blood. Fourth, I shall not remain long in your ranks. I shall join the battalions of Izidin AlQassam in Gaza, I shall start preparing for underground resistance in Palestine. I am, after all, a fugitive outside my homeland, and a secret member of the liberation squads. Don’t keep the news in secrecy. Declare that he rose a bigger enemy of America, “Israel” and their stooges starting with Mahmoud Abbass and the Dahlan up to the greatest king even if his color becomes vivid and creates trouble…

Our Christ was born, the Christ of Muslims and Christians. Welcome our old brother and comrade in resistance. We shall raise you proudly, and crucify them like the thieves and snakes that they are ***********************************************************************

Nuestro Cristo Ha Nacido De Nuevo
By: Dr. William Nassar: Music composer, researcher and writer, Palestinian from Nazareth living in exile. Traducido por Manuel Talens, Tlaxcala; www.tlaxcala.es/ *************************************************************************** Nuestro Cristo ha nacido de nuevo Lo declaramos desafiantes: nuestro Cristo ha nacido de nuevo. Corred a decνrselo a Usamιrica, a Israel, a Hosni Mubarak, a Mahmud Abbas y, sobre todo, a la banda de Dahlan, al clero de la sangre en todos los paνses y con todas vuestras fuerzas... Nuestro Cristo ha nacido de nuevo. Proclamad la noticia y regresad. Ellos emitirαn un comunicado en nombre de Naciones Unidas para denunciar la noticia y confirmar que Cristo fue “crucificado” hace dos mil aρos, resucitσ de entre los muertos y subiσ a los cielos. Convocarαn una reuniσn de urgencia para que sus herederos y albaceas nieguen el nacimiento y lo consideren un acto irresponsable y abrupto de incitaciσn extranjera. En cuanto vosotros, podιis estar seguros de que habιis derrotado a todo el mundo, nuestro Cristo ha nacido de nuevo, incluso si ellos precintaron su tumba y pusieron centinelas de la Hanagah y de la Fuerza 17 entrenados por los usamericanos y se han repartido los puestos de control en todas las encrucijadas que llevan a ella. Pero el cobrizo palestino de Belιn, el reciιn casado de Nazaret naciσ con el aura de la cσlera y la belleza, con el cuerpo ceρido de bombas, rodeado por todos los sospechosos, extranjeros, refugiados y abandonados… ΅No os sorprendαis, porque nada en ιl ha cambiado! Sigue siendo un legνtimo palestino de Canaαn que sabe de agitaciσn polνtica y come con las manos, sin cuchillo ni tenedor.

Sigue siendo humilde y se pone furioso cuando ve un barrigσn o ciando alguien no habla αrabe en su presencia... Le hemos mostrado los planes de resistencia, los aprobσ y nos exigiσ que los cumpliιsemos. Aρadiσ que los rumores de su pacifismo y amabilidad son mentiras y patraρas sobre su historial polνtico e insistiσ en recitar los extractos de sus provocativos discursos en Palestina. Le preguntι por Yahya Ayyash, Imad Akel, Wadie Hadad, Abu Ali Mustapha, Jamal Abdul Nasser, Yasser Arafat, Imad Mughnieh, Abd Al-Aziz Al-Rantisi y por el resto de nuestros mαrtires venerados. Nos informσ que los ha resucitado de entre los muertos, que han vuelto a nacer y que ninguno de ellos estaban ya unidos con la tierra de su patria ni permanecνan cautivos de la muerte. Ιl es nuestro comandante en jefe de la resistencia y hemos de leer sus declaraciones. Primero: Yo, Jesucristo, soy la verdad, la vida y la luz, el rey de los cristianos, pero no exclusivamente de ellos. Soy de los pobres que vienen a mν y depositan su carga sobre mis hombros. Todos los asesinados, los exiliados, los refugiados y los fugitivos son mis camaradas, tambiιn los que claman justicia son mis compaρeros de camino... Segundo: La cristiandad tiene que salir de las iglesias y meterse en los tϊneles y en las trincheras de los que tienen sed de libertad, justicia, verdad y luz cegadora; desde ahora queda prohibido rezar en la iglesia. Rezad y alabad a Dios mientras resistνs al enemigo y haced realidad vuestros sueρos ofreciιndole la vida y la sangre. Tercero: No he nacido para saludar, sino para empuρar la espada. Continuad vuestra lucha y silenciad a aquellos que farfullan paz y amor siendo hijos de las tinieblas, del odio, sedientos de sangre. Cuarto: No permanecerι mucho tiempo en vuestras filas. Me irι con los batallones de Izidin Al-Qassam en Gaza, empezarι a prepararme para la resistencia secreta en Palestina. Al fin y al cabo, soy un fugitivo fuera de mi patria y un miembro clandestino de los escuadrones de liberaciσn.

No ocultιis la noticia. Proclamad que ha llegado el mayor enemigo de Usamιrica, de Israel y sus lacayos, desde Mahmud Abbas y Dahlan hasta el mayor de los reyes, por vivaces que sean su color y sus amenazas. Nuestro Cristo ha nacido, el Cristo de los musulmanes y cristianos. Bienvenido sea nuestro viejo hermano y camarada de resistencia. Te seguiremos con orgullo y los crucificaremos como ladrones y serpientes que son.

Heroic Zionist Forces Attack Kids “Who Had Gathered Near The Entrance To The Cemetery During The Funeral”
28 December 2012 Palestine Solidarity Project For the third time in 4 days, Israeli forces attacked residents of Beit Ommar after a funeral. On Wednesday, December 26, over 100 soldiers and the “skunk” truck were used in a prolonged attack on the residents of Beit Ommar that lasted over two hours. Soldiers began by firing on the youth who had gathered near the entrance to the cemetery during the funeral of a man who died suddenly at the age of 37. Soldiers immediately began using rubber-coated steel bullets and live ammunition, as they had on December 22 when they wounded two young men with live ammunition. On Wednesday, the Israeli forces entered the village, and spotted three Palestinian activists with PSP and two youth with them standing on a nearby roof taking pictures. The Israeli forces rushed the home, blocking the entrance to it with the three men and two boys inside. They then threw at least 4 tear gas canisters into the house. The activists, including PSP co-founder Mousa Abu Maria and boys aged 10 and 13, were forced onto the roof, where they could not escape the tear gas. The two youth lost consciousness and all five were captive in the house for over 45 minutes until the Israeli soldiers left the entrance. During the same invasion, Israeli forces used the “skunk”–a toxic, foul-smelling liquid that is sprayed from a truck and remains on anything it touches for days – onto a girl’s elementary school. In related incidents, Israeli forces have arrested at least 5 youth from their homes over night in the last 5 days. Some of them were released after two days of interrogation. Others are still being held.

DANGER: POLITICIANS AT WORK

Maj. Gen. Abu Abdullah Al-Ansari Calls On Iraqis To Be Prepared For The Worst: “I Am Sure That We Can Humiliate Iran And Maliki By Our Resistance Against Them If They Use Violence”
“I Say That To You As One Of The Champions Of The First Fallujah Battle Against The Americans”

Protesters chant slogans against Iraq’s government in Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 30, 2012. Gunshots wounded at least two people Sunday at demonstrations in western Iraq when bodyguards protecting a senior politician opened fire to disperse protesters, marking the first casualties in a week of rallies. (AP Photo)

December 31, 2012 Iraq Palestine Committee. Translated by Ibrahim Ebeid If we measure Iranian reaction on what is happening in Syria now, all the Iraqi revolutionaries must be prepared for the worst. Al-Maliki might resort to violence against the peaceful demonstrators, so beside maintaining a peaceful revolution you should be ready to confront violence with violence, prepare your weapons and ammunition, prepare your barricades and seek help from your brethren, the officers of the army and intelligence officers of the national regime, coordinate with the elders of your regions and with your religious scholars, prepare the means to treat the wounded and injured. I say that to you as one of the Champions of the first Fallujah battle against the Americans. I am sure that we can humiliate Iran and Maliki by our resistance against them if they use violence, and if Iranians intervene, we are able and capable to force them to swallow the chalice of poison a second time. This will require us to be prepared for each prospect and be ready for a relatively long resistance, it will not be as difficult as our resistance against the American Army . The majority of the army of al-Maliki is a mercenary and corrupt one. Some of them, because of economic needs, were forced to serve and those are ammunition to us, and you will see the Maliki forces strewn in the wind in a short period. Al Maliki might request Iran intervention, if this happens the State of Iran and its regime would be demised.

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Protesters shield themselves as police prepare to beat them with sticks during a demonstration near the India Gate against a gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-yearold student on a bus last week, in New Delhi, Dec. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

A demonstrator breaks a police barricade during a protest against rape in New Delhi December 30, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Demonstrators pull away police barricade during a protest against rape in New Delhi December 30, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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Young Capitalists In Love
01 January, 2013 By Mickey Z., Countercurrents.org [Excerpts] What is love? Poets, philosophers, and marketing executives have pondered this question for eons without conjuring up an acceptable answer—until now. Thanks to Jessica Silver-Greenberg and the New York Times, the meaning of love can now be expressed in those three oh-so-familiar words: Good credit score. The groundbreaking Christmas Day article was entitled, “Perfect 10? Never Mind That. Ask Her for Her Credit Score.” Yes, while we all were certain that without perfect looks (especially for women) any relationship is doomed, Silver-Greenberg sets us straight right from the start: “As she nibbled on strawberry shortcake, Jessica LaShawn, a flight attendant from Chicago, tried not to get ahead of herself and imagine this first date turning into another and another, and maybe, at some point, a glimmering diamond ring and happily ever

after. She simply couldn’t help it, though. After all, he was tall, from a religious family, raised by his grandparents just as she was, worked in finance and even had great teeth. Her musings were suddenly interrupted when her date asked a decidedly unromantic question: “What’s your credit score?’” What I just learned from those 91 words: The best dates involve sugary desserts Being a flight attendant is a swell job for women who want to attract Mr. Right Diamonds: focus on the glimmer not the exploitation Girls often just can’t help musing Religious people rule “Finance” is a great word to hide the realities of capitalism Men with great teeth rule “Happily ever after” exists and must be relentlessly pursued A Crazy Little Thing Called Credit The credit score, as the Times explains, is “derived from a complex formula that incorporates outstanding debt and payment histories. Translation: Leave such “complexities” to the experts. Credit scores are so widely used, adds Silver-Greenberg, and have become “a bigger factor in dating decisions, sometimes eclipsing more traditional priorities like a good job, shared interests and physical chemistry.” Translation: Note the order of priorities and in case you’re wondering what constitutes a “good job,” check the “worked in finance” comment above. “Credit scores are like the dating equivalent of a sexually transmitted disease test,” Manisha Thakor, the founder and chief executive of MoneyZen Wealth Management, told the Times. “It’s a shorthand way to get a sense of someone’s financial past the same way an S.T.D. test gives some information about a person’s sexual past.” Translation: My brain just exploded. “Good Credit Is Sexy” The article helpfully points relationship-seeking readers to a couple of dating websites. Creditscoredating.com, which allows members to view the credit scores of potential dates who agree to provide the numbers, declares: “Good Credit Is Sexy.” Meanwhile, we learn from members on Datemycreditscore.com to “stop kidding” ourselves and realize that credit scores do matter. “Dating someone with poor credit can have real implications,” Silver-Greenberg clarifies. How so? Could it impact intimacy or trust? Don’t be so naïve, comrades, the Times is here to explain the “real implications”: “A low score could quash dreams of buying a

house, and result in steep interest rates, up to 29 percent, for credit cards, car financing and other unsecured loans.” Now, those are some real implications… All You Need is Credit We return to Jessica LaShawn—the jilted flight attendant from Chicago—at the end of the Times article to discover she was “shocked that her credit score could sabotage a potentially great date.” It sounds to me like she’s just not ready to spend the time needed to truly invest in a meaningful relationship. If she wants to meet that special someone (good job, great teeth, buys diamonds, etc.), Jessica must develop just enough financial equality as to appear solvent yet non-threatening.

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