Sunday, August 4, 2013

13-08-04 Tel Aviv: Harassment of street dwellers by Israel Police

Occupy Tel Aviv encampment, August 4 -  this morning, media reported a horrible murder case n the south of Tel Aviv.  This evening, undercover Israel Police appeared in the Occupy Tel Aviv Encampment and conducted intensive searches of some tents.
One of those searched said that the police informed him that it was "routine check".  Police also failed to propertly identify themselves.
Request for protection against abuse by Israel Police was filed with members of Knesset.
Similarly, daily harassment of dwellers of the Occupy Tel Aviv encampment by Israel Police several months ago stopped after a previous request for protection by Members of Knesset.
In parallel, Israel Police refuses to investigate complaints regarding repeat violent attacks against the Occupy Tel Aviv Encampment, even when identification details of the suspects were provided. [1] 

לכבוד ח"כ :
אתמול בבוקר התפרסמה ידיעה בעיתונות על רצח מזעזע בדרום ת"א.
אתמול בערב הגיעו אנשי משטרה (לא במדים) למאהל ארלוזורוב (צפון ת"א) וערכו חיפושים במספר אוהלים.
החיפושים היו יסודיים, ובמקרה אחד, האוהל פורק לגמרי במהלך החיפוש. (ראה תמונה לעיל לפני פירוקו הסופי של האוהל)
על פי דברי אחד מדרי הרחוב שנחקר על ידי השוטרים - ההסבר שנמסר לו - שזאת הייתה "בדיקה שגרתית", ללא כל יסוד לחשד כלשהו.
אנשי משטרה אלה גם לא הציגו לנחקרים תעודות שוטר.
על פי דברי דר רחוב אחר, המכיר את אנשי משטרת ת"א, היו אלה אנשי יחידת מודיעין מחוז ת"א.
לטענתי זאת הפרה בוטה של זכויות האדם של דרי רחוב והטרדה חסרת סיבה.
אודה אם תעזור לעקור מן השורש תופעה מגונה זאת.
במקביל, יש להזכיר שמשטרת ת"א מסרבת לחקור תלונה על התנכלויות אלימות לדרי מאהל המחאה החברתית ארלוזורוב (במקום שוהים היום גם אנשי מחאה חברתית וגם דרי רחוב שאינם קשורים למחאה), גם כשנתנו למשטרת ת"א שלל פרטים מזהים לגבי החשודים. [1] 
יוסף צרניק
נ.ב. אודה אם משרדך יאשר קבלת הודעה זאת בדוא"ל חוזר.
דר' יוסף צרניק
מאהל המחאה החברתית, ת"א
סייג לזכויות האדם (NGO)
* דוח סייג לזכויות האדם נכלל בדוח התקופתי של האו"ם לגבי זכויות האדם בישראל (2013), עם ההערה: "חוסר יושרה בכתבים האלקטרוניים של בית המשפט העליון, בתי המשפט המחוזיים, ובתי הדין למוחזקי משמורת בישראל"
* דוח סייג לזכויות האדם נכלל בדוח התקופתי של האו"ם לגבי זכויות האדם בארה"ב (2010), עם ההערה: "שחיתות בתי המשפט ומקצוע עריכת הדין בקליפורניה".

13-03-08 תלונה מס' #107269/2013  הוגשה למשטרת ת"א לגבי מספר אירועי ירי של זיקוקים אל תוך מאהל המחאה החברתית ארלוזורוב // Complaint File #107269/2013 filed with the Tel-Aviv City Center-HaYarkon Police Station in re: shooting at the Social Protest/homeless encampment Arlozorov/Monument

13-08-05 Hello world!

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13-08-05 Snowden ripple effects - Germany ends information sharing pact with Britain, United States

Additional signs of the US demoted status in 21st century world order, and the effects of Snowden's leak, and beyond it - the US gov hystrical response in re Snowden.  jz


Germany ends information sharing pact with Britain, United States

(CNN) -- Germany has canceled a decades-old agreement on information-sharing with Britain and the United States, in the wake of controversy sparked by American leaker Edward Snowden'sdisclosures about mass surveillance programs.

Germany's Foreign Ministry announced the move Friday, saying it was effective immediately.


13-08-04 More on Benghazi CIA outpost from CNN...

It was obvious all along, except if you were naive enough to believe the US gov fibulations about "consulate", "embassy", etc... more likely the CIA outpost was an arms smuggling operation and/or a small "black hole" prison. jz

August 1st, 2013
05:00 PM ET

Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack

CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack.
Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya.
Programming note: Was there a political cover up surrounding the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans? Watch a CNN special investigation — The Truth About Benghazi, Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET.
Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret.
CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency's Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out.

Read: Analysis: CIA role in Benghazi underreported
Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency's missions in Libya, have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations, according to a source with deep inside knowledge of the agency's workings.
The goal of the questioning, according to sources, is to find out if anyone is talking to the media or Congress.
It is being described as pure intimidation, with the threat that any unauthorized CIA employee who leaks information could face the end of his or her career.
In exclusive communications obtained by CNN, one insider writes, "You don't jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well."
Another says, "You have no idea the amount of pressure being brought to bear on anyone with knowledge of this operation."
"Agency employees typically are polygraphed every three to four years. Never more than that," said former CIA operative and CNN analyst Robert Baer.
In other words, the rate of the kind of polygraphs alleged by sources is rare.
"If somebody is being polygraphed every month, or every two months it's called an issue polygraph, and that means that the polygraph division suspects something, or they're looking for something, or they're on a fishing expedition. But it's absolutely not routine at all to be polygraphed monthly, or bi-monthly," said Baer.
CIA spokesman Dean Boyd asserted in a statement that the agency has been open with Congress.
"The CIA has worked closely with its oversight committees to provide them with an extraordinary amount of information related to the attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi," the statement said.
"CIA employees are always free to speak to Congress if they want," the statement continued. "The CIA enabled all officers involved in Benghazi the opportunity to meet with Congress. We are not aware of any CIA employee who has experienced retaliation, including any non-routine security procedures, or who has been prevented from sharing a concern with Congress about the Benghazi incident."
Among the many secrets still yet to be told about the Benghazi mission, is just how many Americans were there the night of the attack.
A source now tells CNN that number was 35, with as many as seven wounded, some seriously.
While it is still not known how many of them were CIA, a source tells CNN that 21 Americans were working in the building known as the annex, believed to be run by the agency.
The lack of information and pressure to silence CIA operatives is disturbing to U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, whose district includes CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
"I think it is a form of a cover-up, and I think it's an attempt to push it under the rug, and I think the American people are feeling the same way," said the Republican.
"We should have the people who were on the scene come in, testify under oath, do it publicly, and lay it out. And there really isn't any national security issue involved with regards to that," he said.
Wolf has repeatedly gone to the House floor, asking for a select committee to be set-up, a Watergate-style probe involving several intelligence committee investigators assigned to get to the bottom of the failures that took place in Benghazi, and find out just what the State Department and CIA were doing there.
More than 150 fellow Republican members of Congress have signed his request, and just this week eight Republicans sent a letter to the new head of the FBI, James  Comey, asking that he brief Congress within 30 days.
In the aftermath of the attack, Wolf said he was contacted by people closely tied with CIA operatives and contractors who wanted to talk.
Then suddenly, there was silence.
"Initially they were not afraid to come forward. They wanted the opportunity, and they wanted to be subpoenaed, because if you're subpoenaed, it sort of protects you, you're forced to come before Congress. Now that's all changed," said Wolf.
Lawmakers also want to know about the weapons in Libya, and what happened to them.
Speculation on Capitol Hill has included the possibility the U.S. agencies operating in Benghazi were secretly helping to move surface-to-air missiles out of Libya, through Turkey, and into the hands of Syrian rebels.
It is clear that two U.S. agencies were operating in Benghazi, one was the State Department, and the other was the CIA.
The State Department told CNN in an e-mail that it was only helping the new Libyan government destroy weapons deemed "damaged, aged or too unsafe retain," and that it was not involved in any transfer of weapons to other countries.
But the State Department also clearly told CNN, they "can't speak for any other agencies."
The CIA would not comment on whether it was involved in the transfer of any weapons.
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13-08-04 Nobel Peace Prize for Bradley Manning - please join the petition

It would be the least we can do to right the wrong done to Manning... and to balance the disgraceful prize awarded to Obama. jz

Whistleblower Bradley Manning has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Let's make sure he receives it. 
Tuesday's verdict from a military judge does not diminish the huge moral stature of whistle-blower Bradley Manning. Next month, I will be proud to deliver a petition to the Nobel Committee in Oslo with a simple message from more than 100,000 signers: "I urge you to award the Peace Prize to Bradley Manning."

13-08-04 Cacophony from U.S. Politicos over Russia Granting Asylum to Snowden Nothing but Bluster

The hysterical reactions to the Snowden affair only highlight the fact that the US gov has not yet internalized its place in the new world order... jz
The cacophony from the White House & two Senators the past few days over Russia granting asylum to Snowden is all bluster. Press Sec'y Carney intoned the summit between Obama & Putin could be cancelled. From Sen. Shumer, "Each day Snowden is allowed to roam free is another twist of the knife. Sen.McCain said it was a slap in the face to all Americans. Nice try boys but Putin's holding all the cards & he isn't intimidated.