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Fron Relief (HT: Eye on the World, from MNM):

The conflict in Darfur has spread to eastern Chad. Several thousand people have been killed. Thousands of women and girls have been raped. Entire villages have been pillaged and destroyed and their inhabitants have been forcibly displaced. Eastern Chad is in the grip of a human rights and humanitarian crisis, which has caused the mass exodus of entire populations.

Who is responsible for these terrible abuses? The main perpetrators are militias known as the Janjawid, some of whom come from Sudan, some from Chad, along with other Chadian armed groups.

The climate of insecurity is increasing tensions between communities considered to be “arabs” and communities considered “non-arabs”. At the same time, Sudan and Chad accuse each other of sponsoring, harbouring and arming opposition armed groups. Relations have deteriorated to the point that, on 28 November 2006, the government of Chad declared that it was in a “state of war” with Sudan.

This comes as the Janjaweed are massing to the north of el-Geneina, the capital of Sudan’s West Darfur state, an African Union military source said on Tuesday, corroborating a U.N. report.

For an idea of what is going on in Darfur -with the complicity of the rest of world in a war that IS a war for oil in all its extension, with the active participation of PetroChina, ABB. Ltd, Sinopec, Tatneft, Total SA, Marathon Oil Corporation and Lundim Petroleum-, read this report (pdf), this (thanks to LGF), this, this, and, of course, the best blog on Darfur crisis, Sudan Watch.

Precisely, from this blog I am linking the reality of the AU (African Union) mission. The African soldiers there have not being paid, at least from the last 3 months and there are some of them who haven’t from 6 months. At the same time they are subject of continous attacks from locals:

who are even menacing them of death.

Ingrid, the blogger from Sudan Watch, has ended blogging in protest for this situation.

As I wrote before, two Sudanese officiales have been charged with genocide. Sudanese Interior Minister have threatened to BEHEAD any person who attemps to arrest them and take them to the ICC.

But in Spain, there will be demonstration critizising -just guess…- Israel, because of this summer war with Hizbollah, and USA, because US strategy is not producing any good both in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pardon me, but Afghanistan does not have the blessing of the UN? Is not Spain there? So, why is a US strategy? What are the rest of us doing in Afghanistan? Do we have a plan for that country? Isn’t the UN responsible for the disaster? Isn’t also responsible for this our Government?

And wasn’t the Government insisting that Afghanistan was no war? That it was only an humanitarian mission?

This demonstration has been presented by the Director of the National Library, Rosa Regás, actress Pilar Bardem -that not a lot of days ago calledson of a bitch” to a journalist from a TV that has critisized her for giving a white rose to a Batasuna’s lawyer- and Socialist Zerolo, the man who has done a political carrier of being homosexual.

This is not the first they do in this term against Israel and in favor of the “right to resistance of the Palestinian people“. Chesk wrote about another one, held last year, and added some photos:

No more Holocausts (the symbools are clear).

About Darfur, Chinese prisoners, Kareem’s freedom or homosexual repression in Islamic countries, for example, nothing of course…

[By the way, there is a Jihadist upsurge in Lebanon (HT: MNM) The incoming Jihadists are from Sudan and Yemen and probably there would be more attacks on Israeli people AND on UN forces].

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El conflicto en Darfur se ha extendido al Este de Chad. Varias personas han sido asesiandas. Miles de mujeres y niñas han sido violadas. Pueblos enteros han sido sometidos al pillaje y destrozados y sus habitantes obligados a desplazarse. El Este de Chad está en el borde de una crisis humanitaria y de derechos humanos, que ha costado ya el éxodo a poblaciones enteras.

¿Quién es el responsable de estos abusos terribles? Los principales perpetradores son las milicias conocidas como “Janjaweed“, algunos de los cuales han venido de Sudán, algunos son del propio Chad, junto con otros grupos armados de Chad.

El clima de inseguridad está incrementando las tensiones entre los considerados árabes y las comunidades no-árabes. Al mismo tiempo, Sudán y Chad se acusan mutuamente de patrocinar, dar cobijo y armar a los grupos armados opositores. Las relaciones se han deteriorado hasta el punto de que, el 28 de Noviembre de 2006, el gobierno de Chad declaró que estaba en guerra en Sudán.

Esto lo dice Amnistía Internacional, entidad no sospechosa de apoyo a Bush, precisamente.

Mientras, nuestros imbécilesintelectuales“, el PSOE e IU han vuelto a convocar a la gente para una manifestación contra la guerra de Irak y la de Afganistán el 17 de Marzo. No, no es lo que parece: se manifestarán contra Israel por la guerra del Líbano y contra la “estrategia USA” en las guerras de Iraq y de Afganistán. Lo de la estrategia USA en la guerra de Afganistán me ha dejado helada. Vamos a ver: ¿no es una guerra auspiciada por la ONU? ¿Y la ONU no tiene nada que decir? ¿Y el resto de los países que están en la coalición? Entre ellos, el nuestro…

Por otro lado, ¿no habíamos quedado que no era una guerra? ¿Que estábamos allí en “misión humanitaria”?

¿O es que los americanos malosos están en guerra y nosotros vamos en misión humanitaria?

Y no, sobre Darfur, los disidentes chinos, la libertad para Kareem o la represión homosexual en los páises islámicos, de eso ni se habla…

[Por cierto, que hay un aumento exponencial de jihadistas, provenientes de Sudán y de Yemen, principalmente, en el Líbano. Se espera un aumento en los ataques a Israelíes Y a las fuerzas de la ONU].

Related posts:

Sudan, the UN ambassador, the rebels: why it is necessary a general denounce of the silence of the MSM on the Darfur crisis?

Chinese prisoners’ sons, Tibetans murdered and Chinese geopolitical importance.

Chinese PM launches Africa tour.

Technology disputes and weapons sales.

Chinese weapons sales.


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I wrote yesterday that the Israelis were presenting a song called Push the Button in which they mocked the Islamofascism. Well, the Eurovision Contest wants to ban it (HT: JW):

Eurovision’s organizers have already begun to consider banning Teapacks from the competition. “It’s absolutely clear that this kind of message is not appropriate for the competition,” contest organizer Kjell Ekholm said. “We’ll have all the delegation leaders here in Helsinki next week, and I’m sure we’ll talk about this case within the EBU [European Broadcasting Union] group.”

Click here to listen to the song.

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Ayer escribí que los israelíes han llevado a Eurovisión una canción titulada “Push the Button”, o lo que es lo mismo, “Da al botón”. Los de Eurovisión la quieren prohibir porque no es “apropiada para el Festival“. Ummm, sí, claro…

Si quieres ver la noticia en español, mira en el Rejunte.il.


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Good news from Darfur as the International Criminal Court has begun naming the ones who had been committing attrocities in Darfur (Counterterrorism Blog).

Luis Moreno-Ocampo singled out Ahmad Muhammad Harun, now a state minister for humanitarian affairs who was state minister of the interior, along with Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-al-Rahman (also known as Ali Kushayb), a leader of the Darfur militia known as the Janjaweed, in a total of 51 crimes against humanity and war crimes. The filing marked the first accusations against named individuals as a prelude to a trial.

Anyway, Sudan has already said they are not giving this people to the Court.

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Also the situation in Afghanistan begins to worry a lot of people -about time!- (Thanks to Epaminondas):

We know now that allowing al-Qaeda a safe haven can have terrible consequences for U.S. homeland security. And yet the Bush administration appears to be letting the threat develop again. For several months U.S. intelligence officials and independent observers have been telling journalists — most recently at the New York Times — that al-Qaeda has established several camps in the Pakistani territory of North Waziristan, along the Afghan border. Those camps are populated by Pakistani, Afghan and foreign militants; some may be Westerners who are being trained for attacks in Europe or the United States.

The camps have operated unhindered since at least September, when Pakistan’s military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, agreed to a separate peace deal with local Taliban leaders. Since then, cross-border attacks by the Taliban into Afghanistan have tripled, according to the U.S. military. Taliban and al-Qaeda leaders in Waziristan have developed a “complex cooperative relationship,” Lt. Gen. Karl W. Eikenberry, the outgoing U.S. commander in Afghanistan, testified before the House Armed Services Committee last week. Yet no action has been taken, either by the United States or by Pakistan, its nominal ally in the war on terrorism.

Spanish on-line newspaper Nuevo Digital, as brave and unprejudiced as ever, writes about the use of human shields by Taliban and insurgent forces in Afghanistan and Iran.

First in Iraq:

Boys on bikes cycle backwards and forwards on a footbridge over a small canal lined with houses and groves of date palms. Women in headscarves look anxiously in groups from windows. Men walk with shopping bags. A gunman, clutching an AK-47, bobs his head around the corner of an alleyway close to a school. Once. Twice. On the third occasion a child, a boy seven or eight years old, is thrust out in front of him. The gunman holds him firmly by the arm and steps out for instant into full view of the Bradley’s gunner to get a proper look, then yanks the boy back and disappears.

“That is really dirty,” says Specialist Chris Jankow, in the back of the Bradley, with a mixture of contempt, anger and frustration. “They know exactly what our rules of engagement are. They know we can’t fire back.” A few minutes and a few hundred metres later the performance is repeated. A woman and three small children emerge uncertainly from behind a building, little more than a shack. They stare at the approaching armour. After a few seconds they retreat from view; then the process is repeated. The third time they emerge, a fighter is crouching behind them with a rocket-propelled grenade aimed at Jankow’s Bradley. The group disappears.

Secondly in Afghanistan:

Taliban fighters used children as human shields to flee heavy fighting this week during an operation by foreign and Afghan forces to clear rebels from around a key hydro-electric dam, NATO said on Wednesday.

The Taliban have used human shields before, but never children, local residents say.

[…] “During this action … Taliban extremists resorted to the use of human shields. Specifically, using local Afghan children to cover as they escaped out of the area,” Colonel Tom Collins, a spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), told reporters in Kabul.

So, what is going to say now the anti-war crowd??? Are they going to demonstrate against these brave warriors?

He links to some interesting news: how Human Shields are preparing themselves to go to Iran and protect sewage plants and power stations -bet they’ll be around Iranian peaceful nuclear sites?- and how Spanish Socialists blamed Israel for civilian losses when Hizbollah were using them -both children and women- to protect the armed men?

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In the West Bank there is a campaign of rapes against Jewish women, according to the police who has detained already 6 suspects (Thanks to Fausta and Pamela). The rapes are a vengeance to the “deeds of the IDF in Palestinian territories“. The women -more teenagers- were raped at bus stops or in designated hitchhiking points.

This is no importance for Putin, that now wants International Community to lift the embargo on the Palestinian Authority whatever the situation and the ideas of Hamas on Israel.

Opinion Journal wrote about the relationship between Europe and the Iranian mullahs.

In the absence of an official embargo against Tehran, private EU companies have sought commercial opportunities in Iran. But the real story here is that these businesses are subsidized by European taxpayers. Government-backed export guarantees have fueled the expansion in trade. That, in turn, has boosted Iran’s economy and–indirectly by filling government coffers with revenues–its nuclear program. The German record stands out. In its 2004 annual report on export guarantees, Berlin’s Economics Ministry dedicated a special section to Iran that captures its giddy excitement about business with Tehran.

Coalition against terrorism is asking Egypt and Saudi Arabia to stop broadcasting terror.

“Removing the vile al-Zawraa broadcasts which incite violence against innocent Iraqis and those trying to build a peaceful democracy was a good first step by Egypt,” said Mark Dubowitz, the executive director of the coalition and chief operating officer of FDD. “But Egypt and Saudi Arabia, two of our supposed allies in the war on terrorism, must also pull Hezbollah’s and Hamas’s equally dangerous programming, roll back the Iranian regime’s propaganda efforts and disavow all terrorist controlled media outlets that use their satellites to recruit followers and incite violent attacks.”

About time, too.

So Israelis have overwhelmingly voted for “Push the button“, a song which is seen as an answer to lovely and peaceful Ahmadinejad.

First peacekeepers have entered Somalia. But I do not know how 30 Soldiers are going to change the bad situation that the country is living.

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If yesterday I wrote about the re-arming of Venezuela, looks like Chávez is buying MORE weapons. El Diario Exterior reports that Venezuela is going to buy 9 diesel submarines. The doubt is whether they are going to be Scorpene (French-Spanish production) or Amur (Russian). And then Venezuela will have the greatest Navy in South-America.

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US has detained some criminals (66) from a drug-related network. Mr Gonzales said the ring – allegedly run by Victor Emilio Cazares Gastellum – distributed cocaine, marijuana and other drugs throughout the United States.

El Tribunal Penal Internacional ha comenzado a determinar quiénes son los causantes de la masacre de Darfur y de la creación de los Janjaweed: entre otros, se señala como culpables, a Ahmad Muhammad Harun, ahora el Ministro de Estado para las Cuestiones Humanitarias, que era entonces el Ministro de Estado De Interior, junto con Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-al-Rahman, líder de las Janjaweed, de un total de 51 crímenes contra la Humanidad y otros crímenes de guerra. Sudán ya ha dicho que no va a entregarlos y que, al no haber firmado el tratado de constitución del Tribunal, no va a reconocer ninguna resolución que dicte al respecto.

También los periodistas -incluso el New York Times y el Washington Post- comienzan a preocuparse por la situación en Afganistán. Precisamente, después de que diversas fuentes señalen que este país se está convirtiendo en un paraíso seguro para Al-Qaeda y los Talibanes, que han desarrollado una relación compleja de cooperación según el General Eikenberry, el saliente comandante de las tropas de EEUU, en su declaración ante el Comité de Servicios Militares del Congreso. A pesar de eso, no se ha tomado ninguna acción.

The Guardian ha publicado un reportaje en el que muestra cómo usan los Talibanes y los insurgentes iraquíes a niños y mujeres para proteger a los bravos combatientes. A ver si nuestros queridos amigos de Telecinco y los del “No a la guerra, Sí a la Kultura y a la Manipulación para que me den más subvenciones y No a EEUU aunque sí a sus premios que son muy glamurosos, se manifiestan en contra de este tipo de comportamientos que también practica Hizbollah contra Israel y los Tigres Tamiles en Sri Lanka.

Se está produciendo una campaña de violaciones en la Franja Oeste. Las víctimas, en su mayoría adolescentes, fueron violadas en paradas de autobús o en puntos para realizar auto-stop señalados. ¿La razón? La venganza por lo que las Fuerzas Israelíes están haciendo en la Franja de Gaza. Muy bien: o sea, que como no puedo ganar la guerra, simplemente violo a unas cuantas mujeres…

Esto no parece importarle a Putin que quiere levantar las sanciones a la Autoridad Nacional Palestina, aunque continúe teniendo Hamas los mismos objetivos.

Mientras los europeos seguimos subsidiando al régimen iraní. Resulta que a los Gobiernos se les nota a la legua la ambición de hacer negocios con Irán, país con el que no existe un embargo por parte de Europa. Así, empresas con garantía de los Gobiernos Europeos están llevando a cabo florecientes relaciones comerciales. Alemania, por ejemplo, tiene una sección especial de su Ministerio de Economía dedicada exclusivamente a hacer negocios con Irán… que considera a Europa un escudo protector frente a EEUU.

La Coalición contra el terrorismo ha iniciado una campaña para que Egipto y Arabia Saudí dejen de promover el terrorismo a través de la radio y la TV. Ya lo han conseguido con otras cadenas, pero quieren que dejen de emitir en estos países Al-Manar, la tele de Hizbullá, y Al-Aqsa, la de Hamas. A ver si lo consiguen-

Así que los israelíes no se han cortado un pelo y han votado masivamente una canción que se titula “Da al botón” para ir a Eurovisión. La letra es la siguiente:

El mundo está lleno de terror, si alguien comete un error, nos va a explotar hacia el reino que viene.

Hay algunos mandatarios locos, que se esconden y tratan de volvernos locos, con deseo demoníaco y tecnológico de hacer daño.

¿A quién me recuerda?

Los primeros “pacificadores” han entrado en Somalia. Claro que, con el alarmante número de 30, creo que por el momento, no van a hacer mucho…

El Diario Exterior informa de que Chávez va a comprar 9 submarinos Diésel, bien de marca Scorpene (fabricación franco-española …) o bien los rusos Amur.

Resumen: menuda mierda de mundo.


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As I wrote some days ago, Amnesty International had refused to support bloody ETA terrorist De Juana because someone who had killed so many people could hardly be considered as a “conscience prisoner“.

As a result, the supporters of ETA terrorist organization are organising a boicott campaign against AI. As Elentir says, you are not alone in your quest against ETA terrorists.

But it is very grave that in this same day Socialist deputees of EU Parliament have presented a project -later removed because of lack of support- to remove Batasuna from the list of international reknown terrorist organisations. At the same time, Otegiannounces they will again be at the next elections with a great “electoral mark“, that is believed is going to be “abertzale left“, a very good way not to tell people what they are: marxist-lenninist organization who wants to build a new Cuba in the Basque Country.

Socialists can go no lower than they are now.


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The other day I wrote about some bans which had been considered (or passed) by Spanish and EU Governments.

Looks like EU legislators are disobeying their own smoking ban:

“A complete ban started on January 1. In practice this was not working too well, people were not obeying it,” said a press officer for the EU parliament in Strasbourg.

The vote comes two weeks after the EU’s Health Commissioner Markos Kyprianou said he would seek a comprehensive ban on smoking in public places across the bloc’s 27 member countries.

“It certainly is an odd message. Everywhere else in the world, smoking bans are respected,” said a second parliament official.

Very coherent.

Los eurodiputados, coherentes que son ellos, aprobaron un Ley prohibiendo fumar excepto en los espacios reservados. Pues bien, la están incumpliendo….

“Es ciertamente un mensaje extraño. En cualquier otro lugar del mundo, las prohibiciones de fumar son respetadas”, añadió un funcionario del Parlamento.

Me pregunto qué pasaría si eso ocurriera en un bar. La multa que les iba a caer…

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And then I find in Le Mount de Sysiphe that EU wants all European countries to apply commonly the smoking ban in the public places. It would not be a directive allowing each country to decide how they will do it, but only a common recommendation.

People should fulfill this ban as the EU legislators… 😉

Básicamente, la Unión Europea quiere aprobar una recomendación común para que en los 27 países de la UE se prohíba fumar en los lugares públicos. ¿A que suena cómico? Cuando menos…


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A year ago, Spanish Parliament passed a law which forbade smoking in public places, except where the owners told the public that it was not forbidden. I discussed the measure with some people, because I was not very against it. But Lord Acton told me something that made me think: he told me -more or less- that there were some bars or cafeterias that did not let you smoke (for example, Starbucks) and that normally they were full -yes, that is true, Starbucks is one of the most important growing non-smoking cafeterias in Spain-. So, in my view, what the law should have said is “we are going to help places where smoking is forbidden”.
After that, they “advised” Burger King not to make publicity about XXL burger because it contained a lot of bad ingredients for health. Results? More publicity for the burger and more people who went to eat it, just to contradict the Government.
Anyway, we have known in later days that the Government is going to present to Parliament a new law in which they forbid to drink any substance with more than 1,2º. The result is that they are going to forbid every alcoholic drink from vodka to beer. The prohibition is going to be so tough that, according to the law project, it will be forbidden for a father to give his 17-year old son a cup of cava.
So wine producers were angry about this new measure, because wine business employs a lot of Spanish people and is one of the most flourishing ones in Spain.
Some of my colleagues over at “Cómo ser de derechas y no morir en el intento” (translation: How to be a right-winger and not die trying) posted a comical video about this measure.
Mr Rodríguez Zapatero has said that he is not going to present that law if the affected sectors do not agree with the text. The producers have said that they trust him but I do not see them very convinced about it.
But the prohibitions continue: they also want to forbid the use of 4×4 cars in rural ways, because they pollute a lot. The curious thing is that these cars are made to circulate through these particular places…
And lately I have been aware that the EU also forbids to grow some species if they are not registered, thinking they are protecting the environment but really … damaging biodiversity.
The question is: is there something they are not going to forbid?
(Thanks to Cheska, And Englishman’s Castle, for the interesting links).

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