The Arab World & British Promises, then & Now

1920 the year the Arabs found Palastine


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Oct 4, 2008

Narrator: Ian McKellen

The Palestinian identity goes back, not to antiquity, but precisely to 1920. No "Palestinian Arab people" existed at the start of 1920 but by December it took shape in a form recognizably similar to today's.

This distaste was confirmed in April 1920, when the British occupying force carved out a "Palestine." Moslems reacted very suspiciously, rightly seeing this designation as a victory for Zionism. Less accurately, they worried about it signaling a revival in the Crusader impulse. No prominent Moslem voices endorsed the delineation of Palestine in 1920; all protested it. Instead, Moslems west of the Jordan directed their allegiance to Damascus, where the great-great-uncle of Jordan's King Abdullah II was then ruling; they identified themselves as Southern Syrians. Interestingly, no one advocated this affiliation more emphatically than a young man named Amin el-Husseini. In July 1920, however, the French overthrew this Hashemite king, in the process killing the notion of a Southern Syria. Isolated by the events of April and July, the Moslems of Palestine made the best of a bad situation. One prominent Jerusalemite commented, just days following the fall of the Hashemite kingdom: "after the recent events in Damascus, we have to effect a complete change in our plans here. Southern Syria no longer exists. We must defend Palestine."

Following this advice, the leadership in December 1920 adopted the goal of establishing an independent Palestinian state. Within a few years, this effort was led by el- Husseini.

The Sultan of Turkey conquered Palestine for his Ottoman Empire in 1517. For the next four hundred years, the Turks ruled Palestine as part of an administrative area called Greater Syria – which was to become the countries of Palestine, Syria and Lebanon in the twentieth century. Although Palestine was not a precisely defined geographic area until that time, the people of Jerusalem, Jaffa, Haifa, Gaza and Nablus and the peasants in the surrounding countryside used the term Filastin or Palestine to describe their land.

On July 2, 1919, the General Syrian Congress, meeting in Damascus, unanimously condemned the Sykes-Picot Agreement, the Balfour Declaration, and the plans of the Zionists. They put a pointed question to the Great Powers: The Congress denounced the mandate system. It demanded that Greater Syria become one united and independent nation. As the resolutions became known, people demonstrated throughout Syria, Palestine and Lebanon in support of the Congress.

In the meantime, the King-Crane Commission had arrived in Jaffa. It consisted of only the two American representatives; France, Britain and Italy had backed out. The Commission spent six weeks in Syria and Palestine, interviewing delegations and reading petitions. King and Crane recommended an American mandate with two important provisions. First: The unity of Syria (Palestine, Syria and Lebanon) ought to be preserved in accordance with the earnest petition of the great majority of the people of Syria. A 1920 editorial in a Palestinian newspaper predicted the bloody era of the British mandate. It said: Palestine is Arab – its Muslims are Arab – its Christians are Arab – and its Jewish citizens are Arab too. Palestine will never by quiet if it is separated from Syria and made a national home for Zionism.

Arabs call 1920 Am Al Nakba, the Year of Catastrophe. Greater Syria was artificially divided into Syria, Lebanon and Palestine, and placed under French or British occupation. The occupying troops met strong resistance. French troops mowed down Syrians defending Damascus and imposed a harsh military dictatorship on Syria. In Iraq, armed rebellion challenged the British mandate.'' END OF QUOTE

Sands of Sorrow (1950) Palestinian Arab Refugee Camps V

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Monsanto & Miscarriages in Cattle


Glyphosate’s Impact on Field Crop Production and Disease Development

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recent decision to approve Roundup Ready alfalfa renewed a debate about the safety of genetically modified crops and the use of glyphosate in the environment.

This is not a new controversy, but many statements released in recent weeks by groups opposed to the use of genetically modified (GM) crops have claimed that glyphosate use and Roundup Ready® technology will be disastrous and that glyphosate has damaged crop production by decreasing nutrient availability to plants, reducing nutrient content of food and livestock feed, and increasing plant susceptibility to disease (Zerbe, 2011). There also are claims that glyphosate is contributing to an increase in more than 40 plant diseases that may also affect human and animal health (Smith, 2011; Zerbe, 2011). However, evidence to support these claims has neither been presented to nor evaluated by the scientific community.


The letter is authored by COL (Retired) Don M. Huber, a former Emeritus Professor at Purdue University. Huber was also the coordinator at the American Phytopathological Society, an organization that studies plant diseases and pathogens. Huber also sat on the committee for Emerging Diseases and Pathogens, chaired by an Agriculture Research Service (USDA) employee from Fort Detrick, Maryland.  

In his letter, Huber warns about a new pathogen, unknown to science, "…that appears to significantly impact the health of plants, animals, and probably human beings. Based on a review of the data, it is widespread, very serious, and is in much higher concentrations in Roundup Ready (RR) soybeans and corn — suggesting a link with the RR gene or more likely the presence of Roundup."

This pathogen appears to be link to widespread spontaneous abortions among cattle. As Huber explains, "450 of 1,000 pregnant heifers …experienced spontaneous abortions."

Huber goes on to say that this pathogen "…could result in a collapse of US soy and corn export markets and significant disruption of domestic food and feed supplies. …This new organism may already be responsible for significant harm…"

Huber's letter was made available to Tom Vilsack well before the USDA's recent decision to deregulate GE alfalfa, meaning that the USDA deregulated GE alfalfa even after being made aware of this severe threat to human and animal health.



Natural News… NaturalNews) After months of pretending to review public feedback on the issue of GE alfalfa, the USDA has announced a surprise lifting of all restrictions on the genetically engineered crop, effectively allowing anyone to plant GE alfalfa anywhere, without any restriction. This is the USDA's surrender to Monsanto, and it signifies the beginning of a new era of widespreadgenetic pollutionof North America's crops and ranch animals (which eat those crops).

Even though the USDA recently admitted in itsFinal Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)that GE alfalfa may pose a risk to both organic farmers and conventional farmers (http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/…), the agency suddenly and without scientific justification decided toremove all restrictionsand allow Monsanto to regulate itself!

This is the work of USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack,

Learn more:http://www.naturalnews.com/031139_GE_alfalfa_deregulation.html#ixzz1X9v67siw
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Pertition to Government for Pardon

PERTITION FOR PARDON… 2010 Witton etc..R12891.pdf Download this file

Petitions for Review of Courts Martial Convictions
Australian lawyer Jim Unkles has submitted two petitions, one to Queen Elizabeth II, and the other to the House of Representatives Petitions Committee. The petitions have been referred to the British Crown by the Attorney-General of Australia. The British Government is considering the petition on behalf of the Queen and has yet to announce a review. The second petition was considered by the Petitions committee on 15 March 2010. Unkles appeared before the committee, along with others including historian Craig Wilcox.[3] Committee member Alex Hawke MP stated, "There is in my view serious and compelling evidence that some form of redress should be given all these years later to those men executed by the British"(Hansard Transcript, House of Representatives Grievance Debate, 15 March 2010).



Oil, Smoke & Mirrors

Lengthy Video.. Worth Watching..
I heard a brief announcement on Radio Friday… something about using Rotting/decaying Gum Trees converted
to Aviation Fuel..  Reminds me of War Time or even early River Steam Paddle Boats running on burning Fire Wood
Murray River had Red Gums  –  got me looking for more on the subject found  a wonderful site on Australian Gums.


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