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The Trilateral Summit: Russia-India-China (RIC) „Share a Room with a View“. Putin, Xi, Modi Meet in Secrecy – Global Research

Pepe ESCOBAR Global Research, July 01, 2019

The most important trilateral at the G20 in Osaka was confined to a shoddy environment unworthy of Japan’s unrivaled aesthetic minimalism. Japan excels in perfect planning and execution. So it’s hard to take this setup as an unfortunate “accident.” At least the – unofficial – Russia-India-China summit at the sidelines of the G20 transcended the […]

Quelle: The Trilateral Summit: Russia-India-China (RIC) „Share a Room with a View“. Putin, Xi, Modi Meet in Secrecy – Global Research

Entdollarisierung: China und Russland wollen mehr Handel in Rubel und Yuan abwickeln

Moskau und Peking haben ein Abkommen unterzeichnet, um im bilateralen Handel weiter auf nationale Währungen umzustellen und die Abrechnungen in Yuan und Rubel um bis zu 50 Prozent zu erhöhen. Damit verstärken sie ihre Bemühungen um eine Abkehr vom US-Dollar.

Quelle: Entdollarisierung: China und Russland wollen mehr Handel in Rubel und Yuan abwickeln

The Hybrid War Against Iran

The Hybrid War Against Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump sat in the White House and contemplated a war against Iran. His army had been sending surveillance aircraft along the Iranian coastline, teasing Iranian radar, which tracked these manned and unmanned planes as they skirted the 12 nautical mile limit of Iranian sovereignty. Last week, the United States had two planes alongside Iran’s coast—an unmanned Global Hawk drone and a manned P-8 spy plane.

Iranian air command radioed the U.S. forces to say that both the drone and the spy plane had come inside Iranian territory. The P-8 shifted course to leave Iranian airspace, while the Global Hawk continued. Iranian officials say that it was because the Global Hawk remained in Iranian airspace that it was shot down last Thursday morning at 4 a.m.

Trump and his team threatened to retaliate. They wanted to shoot at Iranian radar and anti-aircraft facilities. At the 11th hour, Trump said, he decided not to fire at Iranian targets. The Pentagon had warned him that this would threaten U.S. troops in the area. It was to protect these troops that Trump did not launch a strike.


Trump might not have sent in a suite of missiles to hit Iran last week, but the United States has—of course—already opened up a certain kind of war against Iran. A few days before the drone was shot down, the head of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council—Ali Shamkhani—gave a talk in Ufa, Russia, on security matters. In his talk, Shamkhani said that the United States had squashed the sovereignty of a number of countries. The U.S. Treasury Department, he said, had become a kind of financial CentCom (Central Command). Shamkhani said that the policies pursued by the United States should be considered to be “economic terrorism.”

U.S. unilateral sanctions are at the heart of this “economic terrorism.” The United States is able to use sanctions as an effective instrument against other countries because it has such enormous power over the world financial and monetary system. The U.S. dollar is the main reserve currency and the main currency of international trade. Reliance upon the U.S. dollar and on U.S. financial systems means that most countries are unwilling to stand up against U.S. pressure.

Sanctions have meant that Iran—reliant upon the export of oil and natural gas—has seen its external revenues collapse. The domination by the United States over the world financial system—including the international financial institutions (the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank) has meant that Iran has not been able to raise credit on the international market. Difficulty in importing medicines and food has produced grave challenges for the Iranian people.

Hybrid War

Since the Western media continues to set the terms of international understanding, Washington’s interpretation of events around Iran predominates. Iran has never attacked the United States, but the U.S. has in fact intervened several times in Iran. In 1953, the U.S.—with the UK—overthrew the democratically elected government of Mohammed Mossadeq and over the course of the next two decades provided full support to the unpopular government of the shah of Iran. When the Gulf Arabs pushed Saddam Hussein to attack Iran in 1980, it was the U.S.—and Western Europe—that provided Iraq with arms and money for a bloody eight-year war. All of this context is lost to the Western media, which hyperventilate about fantasy stories such as Hezbollah in Venezuela or Iranian control over the Houthis. It is always Iran that is the aggressor, even when it has been Iran at the receiving end of U.S. aggression.

Iran is seen as the cause of the problem; the idea that Iran is a rogue or terrorist state is hard to shake off. This is part of the information war that Iran faces, unable—even with a sophisticated foreign minister (Javad Zarif)—to argue its case that it has not been belligerent, but it has been at the receiving end of threats and sanctions from Washington.

Between 2010 and 2012, four Iranian nuclear scientists were killed. These scientists—Masoud Alimohammadi, Darioush Rezaeinejad, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan and Majid Shahriari—were killed either by Israeli intelligence, the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK) or U.S. intelligence, or some combination of all of them. These scientists were killed inside Iran, in broad daylight. It sent a chill through the scientific community. A U.S. and Israeli created computer worm—Stuxnet—hit Iranian computer systems in 2010, creating damage to Iran’s computers that held part of its nuclear work. It was announced that more such attacks were possible. These took place before the nuclear deal was agreed upon in 2015. But the stench of such attacks remains.

Iran’s minister of information and communications technology—Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi—said that Iran has built a firewall that protects its facilities from any cyber-weapon thrown at it by the U.S. and Israel. This firewall is built by Iranian computer scientists.

It is this combination of attacks—the sanctions, the information war, the sabotage—that comprises the “hybrid war” against Iran (for more on the concept of “hybrid war,” see the dossier on Venezuela from Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research). This hybrid war continues, with the threats of war as part of the arsenal wielded by Washington against Iran. Even Trump’s statement that he withdrew the order to bomb Iran just minutes before the attack began is part of this information war, this attempt to terrify Iranians into the belief that the U.S. is dangerous enough to drop bombs at any time. The hybrid war tightens the noose around Iran.

Group Against Sanctions

It is not easy to untangle the reliance of the world economy to the U.S. dollar and to U.S. financial systems. Even talk of multilateralism is premature. It is one thing to call for it and another to recognize that it will take at least a decade to create the institutions and instruments for multilateralism. Confidence in the Chinese yuan, for instance, will need to be built. So will confidence in alternative systems to transfer money and to reconcile trades. The European Union said openly that it wanted an alternative mechanism to pay Iran for oil, one that would not run through U.S. sanctions. But such an instrument could not be created. It will take time.

On the political plane, about 25 countries have come together to create a platform against sanctions.

Meanwhile, on the political plane, about 25 countries have come together to create a platform against sanctions. These countries, says Iran’s senior parliamentarian Mohammad Ali Pourmokhtar, will stand together against the “inhumane” U.S. sanctions regime. It is not clear what this group will be able to do, but it is certainly the case that they will conduct a political campaign against the kind of harsh sanctions that are currently on Venezuela, Cuba, and Iran.

It is significant that China and Russia will be involved with this club. In Tehran, Russia’s Ambassador Levan Dzhagaryan said that China, Iran and Russia will form a trilateral group to fight against the U.S. unilateral war on Iran.

The group of 25 will struggle against sanctions and the group of three will try to prevent a U.S. war—but whether they can prevail is a serious question. The United States—under Trump—is utterly unreliable, its military arsenal ready to be unleashed, its hybrid war already unfurled. These are dangerous times.

This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

This piece is published as well here:


Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad is an Indian historian, editor and journalist. He is a writing fellow and chief correspondent at Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. He is the chief editor of LeftWord Books and the director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. He has written more than 20 books, including The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World, The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South, The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution, and Red Star Over the Third World. He writes regularly for Frontline, The Hindu, Newsclick, AlterNet and BirGün.

VIPS: Memo to the President: Is Pompeo’s Iran Agenda the Same as Yours?

Memo to the President: Is Pompeo’s Iran Agenda the Same as Yours? – Global Research

UPDATED: VIPS says its direct experience with Mike Pompeo leaves them with strong doubt regarding his trustworthiness on issues of consequence to the President and the nation.

DATE: June 21, 2019

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President.

FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

SUBJECT: Is Pompeo’s Iran Agenda the Same As Yours?

After the close call yesterday when you called off the planned military strike on Iran, we remain concerned that you are about to be mousetrapped into war with Iran. You have said you do not want such a war (no sane person would), and our comments below are based on that premise. There are troubling signs that Secretary Pompeo is not likely to jettison his more warlike approach, More importantly, we know from personal experience with Pompeo’s dismissive attitude to instructions from you that his agenda can deviate from yours on issues of major consequence.

Pompeo’s behavior betrays a strong desire to resort to  military action — perhaps even without your approval — to Iranian provocations (real or imagined), with no discernible strategic goal other than to advance the interests of Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. He is a neophyte compared to his anti-Iran partner John Bolton, whose dilettante approach to interpreting intelligence, strong advocacy of the misbegotten war on Iraq (and continued pride in his role in promoting it), and fierce pursuit of his own aggressive agenda are a matter of a decades-long record. You may not be fully aware of our experience with Pompeo, who has now taken the lead on Iran.

That experience leaves us with strong doubt regarding his trustworthiness on issues of consequence to you and the country, including the contentious issue of alleged Russian hacking into the DNC. The sketchy “evidence” behind that story has now crumbled, thanks to some unusual candor from the Department of Justice. We refer to the extraordinary revelation in a recent Department of Justice court filing that former FBI Director James Comey never required a final forensic report from the DNC-hired cybersecurity company, CrowdStrike.

Comey, of course, has admitted to the fact that, amid accusations from the late Sen. John McCain and others that the Russians had committed “an act of war,” the FBI did not follow best practices and insist on direct access to the DNC computers, preferring to rely on CrowdStrike reporting. What was not known until the DOJ revelation is that CrowdStrike never gave Comey a final report on its forensic findings regarding alleged “Russian hacking.” Mainstream media have suppressed this story so far; we reported it several days ago.

The point here is that Pompeo could have exposed the lies about Russian hacking of the DNC, had he done what you asked him to do almost two years ago when he was director of the CIA.

In our Memorandum to you of July 24, 2017 entitled “Was the ‘Russian Hack’ an Inside Job?,” we suggested:

“You may wish to ask CIA Director Mike Pompeo what he knows about this.[“This” being the evidence-deprived allegation that “a shadowy entity with the moniker ‘Guccifer 2.0’ hacked the DNC on behalf of Russian intelligence and gave DNC emails to WikiLeaks.”] Our own lengthy intelligence community experience suggests that it is possible that neither former CIA Director John Brennan, nor the cyber-warriors who worked for him, have been completely candid with their new director regarding how this all went down.”

Three months later, Director Pompeo invited William Binney, one of VIPS’ two former NSA technical directors (and a co-author of our July 24, 2017 Memorandum), to CIA headquarters to discuss our findings. Pompeo began an hour-long meeting with Binney on October 24, 2017 by explaining the genesis of the unusual invitation: “You are here because the President told me that if I really wanted to know about Russian hacking I needed to talk to you.”

But Did Pompeo ‘Really Want to Know’?

Apparently not. Binney, a widely respected, plain-spoken scientist with more than three decades of experience at NSA, began by telling Pompeo that his (CIA) people were lying to him about Russian hacking and that he (Binney) could prove it. As we explained in our most recent Memorandum to you, Pompeo reacted with disbelief and — now get this — tried to put the burden on Binney to pursue the matter with the FBI and NSA.

As for Pompeo himself, there is no sign he followed up by pursuing Binney’s stark observation with anyone, including his own CIA cyber sleuths. Pompeo had been around intelligence long enough to realize the risks entailed in asking intrusive questions of intelligence officers—in this case, subordinates in the Directorate of Digital Innovation, which was created by CIA Director John Brennan in 2015. CIA malware and hacking tools are built by the Engineering Development Group, part of that relatively new Directorate. (It is a safe guess that offensive cybertool specialists from that Directorate were among those involved in the reported placing of “implants” or software code into the Russian grid, about which The New York Times claims you were not informed.)

If Pompeo failed to report back to you on the conversation you instructed him to have with Binney, you might ask him about it now (even though the flimsy evidence of Russia hacking the DNC has now evaporated, with Binney vindicated). There were two note-takers present at the October 24, 2017 meeting at CIA headquarters. There is also a good chance the session was also recorded. You might ask Pompeo about that.

Whose Agenda?

The question is whose agenda Pompeo was pursuing — yours or his own. Binney had the impression Pompeo was simply going through the motions — and disingenuously, at that. If he “really wanted to know about Russian hacking,” he would have acquainted himself with the conclusions that VIPS, with Binney in the lead, had reached in mid-2017, and which apparently caught your eye.

Had he pursued the matter seriously with Binney, we might not have had to wait until the Justice Department itself put nails in the coffin of Russiagate, CrowdStrike, and Comey. In sum, Pompeo could have prevented two additional years of “everyone knows that the Russians hacked into the DNC.” Why did he not?

Pompeo is said to be a bright fellow — Bolton, too–with impeccable academic  credentials. The history of the past six decades, though, shows that an Ivy League pedigree can spell disaster in affairs of state. Think, for example, of President Lyndon Johnson’s national security adviser, former Harvard Dean McGeorge Bundy, for example, who sold the Tonkin Gulf Resolution to Congress to authorize the Vietnam war based on what he knew was a lie. Millions dead.

Bundy was to LBJ as John Bolton is to you, and it is a bit tiresome watching Bolton brandish his Yale senior ring at every podium. Think, too, of Princeton’s own Donald Rumsfeld concocting and pushing the fraud about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to “justify” war on Iraq, assuring us all the while that “the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.” Millions dead.

Rumsfeld’s dictum is anathema to William Binney, who has shown uncommon patience answering a thousand evidence-free “What if’s” over the past three years. Binney’s shtick? The principles of physics, applied mathematics, and the scientific method. He is widely recognized for his uncanny ability to use these to excellent advantage in separating the chaff from wheat. No Ivy pedigree wanted or needed.

Binney describes himself as a “country boy” from western Pennsylvania. He studied at Penn State and became a world renowned mathematician/cryptologist as well as a technical director at NSA. Binney’s accomplishments are featured in a documentary on YouTube, “A Good American.” You may wish to talk to him person-to-person.

Cooked Intelligence

Some of us served as long ago as the Vietnam War. We are painfully aware of how Gen. William Westmoreland and other top military officers lied about the “progress” the Army was making, and succeeded in forcing their superiors in Washington to suppress our conclusions as all-source analysts that the war was a fool’s errand and one we would inevitably lose. Millions dead.

Four decades later, on February 5, 2003, six weeks before the attack on Iraq, we warned President Bush that there was no reliable intelligence to justify war on Iraq.

Five years later, the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, releasing the bipartisan conclusions of the committee’s investigation, said this:

“In making the case for war, the Administration repeatedly presented intelligence as fact when in reality it was unsubstantiated, contradicted, or even non-existent.  As a result, the American people were led to believe that the threat from Iraq was much greater than actually existed.”

Intelligence on the Middle East has still been spotty — and sometimes “fixed” for political purposes. Four years ago, a U.S. congressional report said Central Command painted too rosy a picture of the fight against Islamic State in 2014 and 2015 compared with the reality on the ground and grimmer assessments by other analysts.

Intelligence analysts at CENTCOM claimed their commanders imposed a “false narrative” on analysts, intentionally rewrote and suppressed intelligence products, and engaged in “delay tactics” to undermine intelligence provided by the Defense Intelligence Agency. In July 2015, fifty CENTCOM analysts signed a complaint to the Pentagon’s Inspector General that their intelligence reports were being manipulated by their superiors. The CENTCOM analysts were joined by intelligence analysts working for the Defense Intelligence Agency.

We offer this as a caution. As difficult as this is for us to say, the intelligence you get from CENTCOM should not be accepted reflexively as gospel truth, especially in periods of high tension. The experience of the Tonkin Gulf alone should give us caution. Unclear and misinterpreted intelligence can be as much a problem as politicization in key conflict areas.

Frequent problems with intelligence and Cheney-style hyperbole help explain why CENTCOM commander Admiral William Fallon in early 2007 blurted out that “an attack on Iran “ will not happen on my watch,” as Bush kept sending additional carrier groups into the Persian Gulf. Hillary Mann, the administration’s former National Security Council director for Iran and Persian Gulf Affairs, warned at the time that some Bush advisers secretly wanted an excuse to attack Iran. “They intend to be as provocative as possible and make the Iranians do something [America] would be forced to retaliate for,” she told Newsweek. Deja vu. A National Intelligence Estimate issued in November 2007 concluded unanimously that Iran had stopped working on a nuclear weapon in 2003 and had not resumed such work.

We believe your final decision yesterday was the right one — given the so-called “fog of war” and against the background of a long list of intelligence mistakes, not to mention “cooking” shenanigans. We seldom quote media commentators, but we think Tucker Carlson had it right yesterday evening: “The very people — in some cases, literally the same people who lured us into the Iraq quagmire 16 years ago — are demanding a new war — this one with Iran. Carlson described you as “skeptical.” We believe ample skepticism is warranted.

We are at your disposal, should you wish to discuss any of this with us.

For the Steering Groups of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity:

William Binney, former Technical Director, World Geopolitical & Military Analysis, NSA; co-founder, SIGINT Automation Research Center (ret.)

Marshall Carter-Tripp, Foreign Service Officer & former Division Director in the State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research (ret.)

Bogdan Dzakovic, former Team Leader of Federal Air Marshals and Red Team, FAA Security (ret.) (associate VIPS)

Philip Giraldi, CIA, Operations Officer (ret.)

Mike Gravel, former Adjutant, top secret control officer, Communications Intelligence Service; special agent of the Counter Intelligence Corps and former United States Senator

James George Jatras, former U.S. diplomat and former foreign policy adviser to Senate leadership (Associate VIPS)

Michael S. Kearns, Captain, USAF (ret.); ex-Master SERE Instructor for Strategic Reconnaissance Operations (NSA/DIA) and Special Mission Units (JSOC)

John Kiriakou, former CIA Counterterrorism Officer and former Senior Investigator, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Karen Kwiatkowski, former Lt. Col., US Air Force (ret.), at Office of Secretary of Defense watching the manufacture of lies on Iraq, 2001-2003

Clement J. Laniewski, LTC, U.S. Army (ret.) (associate VIPS)

Linda Lewis, WMD preparedness policy analyst, USDA (ret.) (associate VIPS)

Edward Loomis, NSA Cryptologic Computer Scientist (ret.)

Ray McGovern, former US Army infantry/intelligence officer & CIA presidential briefer (ret.)

Elizabeth Murray, former Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East & CIA political analyst (ret.)

Todd E. Pierce, MAJ, US Army Judge Advocate (ret.)

Sarah Wilton, Commander, U.S. Naval Reserve (ret.) and Defense Intelligence Agency (ret.)

Ann Wright, U.S. Army Reserve Colonel (ret) and former U.S. Diplomat who resigned in 2003 in opposition to the Iraq War


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„Letztendlich haben wir nichts als die Wahrheit“: Julian Assange bittet Öffentlichkeit um Unterstützung

Von Oscar Grenfell
27. Mai 2019

In der ersten Erklärung, die seit seiner Festnahme an die Öffentlichkeit gelangt ist, schildert der WikiLeaks-Herausgeber seine Haftbedingungen im Belmarsh-Gefängnis und ruft zu einer Kampagne gegen seine drohende Auslieferung an die USA auf.

Quelle: „Letztendlich haben wir nichts als die Wahrheit“: Julian Assange bittet Öffentlichkeit um Unterstützung

Backlash in US-China Trade War. China Defies Sanctions against Iran, Resumes Purchase of Iran Oil – Global Research

On May 5, Donald Trump announced a devastating 25% tariff on Chinese imports valued at $200 billion. According to Trump: „China is cheating the system“. „Dirty Bureaucrats in Washington have allowed China to take advantage of our great Nation for far too long“.

Quelle: Backlash in US-China Trade War. China Defies Sanctions against Iran, Resumes Purchase of Iran Oil – Global Research

Bereits über 7 Millionen sahen das Video des Politikagitators

Die CDU sah sich jetzt veranlasst zu kontern – statt mit simplen Wahlslogans mit Sachargumenten. Doch einige Kritik ignoriert sie.

Quelle: Bereits über 7 Millionen sahen das Video des Politikagitators (InfoSperber)

Bereits über 7 Millionen sahen das Video des Politikagitators

Urs P. Gasche / 24. Mai 2019 – Die CDU sah sich jetzt veranlasst zu kontern – statt mit simplen Wahlslogans mit Sachargumenten. Doch einige Kritik ignoriert sie.

upg. Zum heutigen Tag des Klimastreiks passt ausgezeichnet das neuste Video des 26-jährigen Rappers Rezo (ausgesprochen «Rieso). Fundiert, pointiert und frech wirft er den herrschenden Parteien vor, die Zukunft der Jungen zu vermasseln. Einzelne Politexponenten entlarvt er als unglaublich inkompetent.

«Die grossen Parteien erweisen sich als unfähig, auf den Ernst der Lage zu reagieren» (…)

Hier nochmals das Video:

Rezo belegt seine Aussagen mit über 250 relevanten Quellen. Die Links dazu hat er hier veröffentlicht.

DRINGENDER Aufruf gegen die Kriminalisierung gewaltfreien Widerstandes gegen Entrechtung der Palästinenser: Bundesdeutsche Demokratie anno 2019 – DOKUMENTE

Guten Tag,
im Folgenden leite ich einen Aufruf von Ulrich Duchrow aus Heidelberg weiter. Duchrow ist emeritierter Professor für systematische Theologie, arbeitete viele Jahrzehnte auch in internationalen kirchlichen Gremien an Fragen der gerechten Globalisierung. Insbesondere zwei seiner Veröffentlichungen möchte ich empfehlen:
Ulrich Duchrow, Franz Josef Hinckelammert: Leben ist mehr als Kapital. Alternativen zur globalen Diktatur des Eigentums. Publik-Forum-Verlag (Grundlagenwerk)
Duchrow u.a.: Solidarisch Mensch werden. Psychische und soziale Destruktion im Neoliberalismus – Wege zu ihrer Überwindung. VSA-Verlag
(u.a. zur Bedeutung des Verhaltens der Mittelschicht für eine gesellschaftliche Transformation; aktuell angesichts des Aufstiegs rechtsnationaler Parteien)
Freundliche Grüße von
Elke Schenk

Betreff: DRINGENDER Aufruf gegen die Kriminalisierung gewaltfreien Widerstandes gegen Entrechtung der Palästinenser: Bundesdeutsche Demokratie anno 2019 – DOKUMENTE
Datum: Donnerstag, 16. Mai 2019, 11:48:17 CEST
Von: Ulrich Duchrow

Liebe Freundinnen und Freunde,
verzeihen Sie/verzeiht die Mühe, die ich Ihnen
und Euch damit mache, den folgenden Brief zu
lesen und hoffentlich danach zu handeln.

Ich bin entsetzt, dass nach AfD, FDP und Grünen
nun auch die Groko-Parteien den gewaltfreien
Widerstand gegen die Entrechtung der
PalästinenserInnen durch den Staat Israel
kriminalisieren wollen. Morgen, Freitag, d.
17.5., wird ein interfraktioneller Antrag dazu in
den Bundestag eingebracht, diskutiert und
entschieden werden. Das heißt, alle deutschen
Parteien außer der Linken lassen sich von
Netanjahu und seiner ultrarechten Regierung
instrumentalisieren und rufen implizit zur
Missachtung des Völkerrechts und der
Menschenrechte auf. Denn nach der 2005 erfolgten
Einführung der gewaltfreien Bewegung für Boykott,
Desinvestment und Sanktionen (BDS) durch die
Zivilgesellschaft Palästinas (nach den
vergeblichen gewalttätigen Intifadas) richtete
die israelische Regierung ein Ministerium für
strategische Angelegenheiten und Hasbara
(Propaganda) ein. Dieses bekämpft mit großen
Haushaltsmitteln BDS, indem es diese Bewegung als
antisemitisch verleumdet, obwohl diese nur
fordert, was Völkerrecht und Menschenrechte
fordern, und obwohl viele jüdische Menschen (und
auch Kirchen wie z.B. in USA, Canada, Schottland
und Südafrika) sie unterstützen (s. die Erklärung
des jüdischen Psychologen Rolf Verleger im
Anhang). In Deutschland werden die gewaltfreien
Methoden gegen das Unrechtshandeln des Staates
Israel demagogisch mit der Nazi-Parole „Kauft
nicht bei Juden“ identifiziert – so als ob die
BürgerInnen Hitler und Gandhi nicht unterscheiden könnten.

Da nun in Deutschland im Jahr des Grundgesetzes
die Meinungsfreiheit im Blick auf die
Völkerrechts- und Menschenrechtsverletzungen
durch den Staat Israel und auf die Solidarität
mit den PalästinenserInnen abgeschafft werden
soll, bitte ich herzlich, durch Unterschrift
unter die von jüdischen MitbürgerInnen initiierte
Petition dagegen zu protestieren: Hier finden sich die Begründungen für die
Petition in Kurzfassung für diejenigen, die die
längeren Links und Anhänge unten nicht lesen.
Außerdem: Wer immer Bundestagsabgeordnete kennt
oder sich in seinem/ihrem Wahlkreis engagieren
möchte, sollte sie noch heute dringend dazu
aufrufen, morgen Grundgesetz, Völkerrecht und Menschenrechte zu verteidigen.

Mit herzlichem Dank für die Solidarität und vielen Grüßen
Ulrich Duchrow

Hier der AUFRUF von 60 jüdischen und israelischen

Protestschreiben Entwurf Verleger.doc

ANMERKUNG zur Behandlung der Petition nach dem Beschluss des Bundestags vom 17.05.2019 auf der Petitionsseite:


vor 2 Tagen

Wir lassen die Liste noch weiter offen. Gerade hat z. B. Hans-Christof von Sponeck unterzeichnet, vor drei Tagen noch Prof. Friedhalm Hengsbach SJ
Am Freitag, 17. Mai, beschloss nun der Bundestag den Antrag von CDU/CSU-SPD-FDP-DIE GRÜNEN:
Der BDS-Bewegung entschlossen entgegentreten – Antisemitismus bekämpfen (Link1, am Ende dieser Nachricht)

Hier ein differenzierter Bericht in einem Leitmedium – der Tagesschau (in dem man erfährt, dass es intern erstaunlich viel Widerspruch gab):
Zähneknirschend einig (Link 2, am Ende dieser Nachricht)

Und ein vernünftiger Kommentar in der taz
Die Erstaunlichkeit des Diskurses (Link 3)

Und ein hervorragender Kommentar von Gideon Levy in haAretz (auf Englisch): Germany, shame on you and your anti-BDS-resolution (Link 4)

Im Vorfeld berichtete der SPIEGEL zweimal sehr vernünftig – durch ihn erfuhren unsere von Tatsachen weitgehend unbeleckten Politiker überhaupt nur vom Protest israelischer liberaler Intellektueller (Link 5)
Der SPIEGEL: Streit um Israel-Beschluss im Bundestag (Link 6) und: Unionspolitiker äußern Bedenken gegen Israel-Beschluss (Link 7)

Aufgrund unserer Petition schickten wir am Freitag Vormittag dieses Schreiben an die Fraktionsvorsitzenden:
Aufstand der Anständigen: 2000 Unterschriften gegen Anti-BDS-Beschluss (Link 8, am Ende dieser Nachricht)

Darin heißt es:
Dass Sie mit Ihrem Antrag Antisemitismus bekämpfen wollen, ist Orwell’sche Neusprech. Hier geht es um Meinungsfreiheit und Versammlungsfreiheit, elementare Bestandteile des Grundgesetzes. Wollen Sie lieber das Grundgesetz an Ihre Israelpolitik anpassen als die Israelpolitik an das Grundgesetz? Wollen Sie nicht eindeutig Partei für die Menschenrechte ergreifen? Die vielbeschworene „deutsche Verantwortung“ kann in nichts anderem bestehen.

Und schließlich – weil es so schön zeigt, auf welchem Niveau unsere Politiker argumentieren – hier nochmal der zentrale Vorwurf gegen die BDS-Bewegung aus dem Anti-BDS-Beschluss des Landtags von NRW (Link 9). Das ist wichtig, weil dieser Beschluss im FDP-Antragsentwurf und im überfraktionellen Antrag zunächst ausdrücklich begrüßt wurde. Dieses Begrüßen wurde kurz vor der Abstimmung noch herausgestrichen (wahrscheinlich weil die Diskrepanz zu den Fakten zu peinlich war).

Im Text des NRW-Landtagsbeschlusses wird als Tatsache berichtet:
„In Berlin haben BDS-Anhänger ein Podiumsgespräch mit einer Holocaust-Überlebenden gestürmt und diese niedergebrüllt.“ Dies sei „eine Schande“ und „klar antisemitisch“.
Die Wahrheit ist: Es handelte sich bei diesem nebensächlichen Ereignis vor zwei Jahren um zwei, höchstens drei Dissidenten in einem halbleeren Seminarraum; das „Stürmen und Niederbrüllen” war ein energisches, monologisierendes Dazwischenreden aus der fünften Reihe, ohne diesen Platz zu verlassen; dies endete nach kurzer Zeit durch das Eingreifen zweier breitschultriger Ordner. Siehe dazu das Video (Link 10). Niemals wurde ein Podium „gestürmt“ – es gab gar kein „Podium“ in diesem kleinen Seminarraum. Und die Pointe: Nach Aussage von Frau Weinstein (Link 11), der „Holocaustüberlebenden”, waren die Zwischenrufer in der Tat BDS-Anhänger, aber es seien weder blutrünstige Dschihadisten noch judenhassbesessene Germanen gewesen, sondern jüdische Israelis.

Hier wird also politischer Dissens jüdischer Israelis in einen Terrorakt umfantasiert und als „antiisraelisch“ und „antisemitisch“ bezeichnet – man kann wohl mit Fug und Recht sagen: verleumdet. Das ist nichts anderes als Propaganda. Es ist eine Schande, dass sich deutsche Parlamentarier dazu hergeben.

Im Namen der Unterzeichner
Rolf Verleger


vor 4 Tagen

Liebe Unterzeichner der Petition an die FDP-Fraktion,

unter obiger Überschrift habe ich nun an die Bundestagsfraktionen geschrieben. Der Text meines Schreibens – hier als Beispiel an die CDU-Fraktion – ist beiliegend unter dem Link zu lesen.

Jetzt soll dieses Schreiben selbstverständlich auch noch an die Presse.
Bitte informieren auch Sie die Medien.

Entgegen meiner gestrigen Ankündigung möchte ich die Petition doch noch offen lassen. Es ist ja denkbar, dass nun noch weitere Menschen ihre Enttäuschung über diesen Beschluss auf diese Weise ausdrücken möchten.
Warten wir mal die weitere Entwicklung ab!

Mit besten Grüßen
für die Initiatoren dieser Unterschriftenliste:
Rolf Verleger

“Aufruf aus Florenz zur Gründung einer internationalen Bewegung „Raus aus der NATO!“


Eva Strieffler schrieb: Wir veröffentlichen den von der Anti-NATO-Konferenz in Florenz beschlossen Aufruf zur Gründung einer Internationalen Bewegung „Raus aus der NATO!“
……und hoffen, dass er möglichst viele Leser zur Gründung eigener Basisgruppen anregt.

“Aufruf aus Florenz zur Gründung einer internationalen Bewegung „Raus aus der NATO!“ “

Von Manlio Dinucci, Global Research, 11.04.19…/…/LP05719_130519.pdf…/5674125
Für die Bundesrepublik :
Stationierungsvertrag kündigen – Austritt aus der NATO erklären.
NATO raus – raus aus der NATO

Den vollständigen Aufruf in deutscher und englischer Sprache: