A blog dedicated to investigating events as they occur in Judea and Samaria, in Israel and in the world, and as they relate to global powers and/or to the Israeli government, public figures, etc. It is dedicated to uncovering the truth behind the headlines; and in so doing, it strives to do its part in saving Judea and Samaria, and by extension, Israel and the Jewish People, from utter destruction at the hands of its many external and internal enemies.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

"Geert Wilders' Trial Takes a Kafkaesque turn"


Comments below received from Jack; posting in its entirety - almost. Thanks! DS

Here is the result of hate speech legislation. You may not tell the truth if we the elite do not like that truth even if you can prove it is true and we will imprison you for it and expose you to assassination by the people your truth has offended ... to protect democracy, I suppose.
Europe has decided to die. America is not far behind. Now, it's a matter of sauve qui peut ... sal si puede ... save yourself if you can. Countries that want to survive have to seek alliances with like minded countries, trade with like minded countries. Yesterday's greats are going down and fast.

This has the markings of the Dreyfus case in France after WWI.  When Wilders is found guilty, the fate of Europe is sealed.

2010-01-18 Europe
Trial of Geert Wilders Takes a Kafkaesque turn
Any one who still claims that the trial against Geert Wilders MP, leader of the Party for Freedom (9 seats in Parliament and 27 in the polls), which starts on the 20th of January, is not a political process: get a grip. Accused by the Dutch 'Openbaar Ministerie'
Must be their version of a Justice Dept based on content elsewhere
exactly a year ago for insulting Islam, comparing the Koran to Mein Kampf and delivering hate speeches, the coming trial against Wilders suddenly got a Kafkaesque and potentially murderous twist. Finally, seven days before his first day in Court, all fangs were out and faces off.

"It is irrelevant whether Wilder's witnesses might prove Wilders' observations to be correct"
"It is irrelevant whether Wilder's witnesses might prove Wilders' observations to be correct", the 'Openbaar Ministerie' stated, "what's relevant is that his observations are illegal".

On top of this, Paul Vellerman, the public prosecutor of the Amsterdam Court decided that the Wilders trial had to be regarded as "an ordinary trial open for public and with a normal procedure, which doesn't deserve the Department of Justice's highly secured bunker.
I think the message there is 'Assassination Welcome'
His is a normal case and we'll treat it as such".
Posted by lord garth 2010-01-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [648 views ]  Top

#1 "It is irrelevant whether Wilder's witnesses might prove Wilders' observations to be correct", the 'Openbaar Ministerie' stated, "what's relevant is that his observations are illegal".

Posted by Mike Hunt 2010-01-18 00:42||   2010-01-18 00:42|| Front Page Top

#2 The truth is illegal.....

As I recall all Geert did was quote the Koran.
Posted by CrazyFool 2010-01-18 01:02||   2010-01-18 01:02|| Front Page Top

#3 Kafkaesque is right. The Trial was a great story. This is one scary true story.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2010-01-18 02:23||   2010-01-18 02:23|| Front Page Top

#4 Lights going out in Europe.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2010-01-18 02:30||   2010-01-18 02:30|| Front Page Top

#5 The Koran Versus Mein Kampf
Posted by tipper 2010-01-18 04:23||   2010-01-18 04:23|| Front Page Top

#6 Was the Koran available in German while Hitler was in prison? Did he crib from it?
Posted by Bobby 2010-01-18 05:58||   2010-01-18 05:58|| Front Page Top

#7 I wonder if prosecutor Vellerman and the members of the Openbaar Ministerie have considered that they might someday face trial for this themselves.
Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2010-01-18 05:59||   2010-01-18 05:59|| Front Page Top

#8 Hopefully Wilders will play this trial like an instrument, and win big time in the court of public opinion, and later, in the polls. He would be wise to pack the "ordinary court" with his followers, if for no other reason than to prevent possible assassins from getting through.

And there is no reason to show a kangaroo court, or its officers, any respect. By this I mean that they, personally, should be put on trial at the same time, so that the public sees their faces, knows their names, and "who they are working for."
Posted by  Anonymoose 2010-01-18 07:06||   2010-01-18 07:06|| Front Page Top

#9 Probably silly to ask where the EU is on this, hmmm?
Posted by AlanC 2010-01-18 07:46||   2010-01-18 07:46|| Front Page Top

#10 "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
Francois Voltaire
Posted by Black Bart Ebberens7700 2010-01-18 09:06||   2010-01-18 09:06|| Front Page Top

#11 Truth as a defense is an Anglo-American tradition. Something the tranzies will make sure disappears when they can make it happen.
Posted by Procopius2k 2010-01-18 11:05||   2010-01-18 11:05|| Front Page Top

#12 Sorry, Geert. You have been convicted of THOUGHTCRIME.
Posted by Mizzou Mafia 2010-01-18 16:22||   2010-01-18 16:22|| Front Page Top


    I HAVE BEEN ATTACKED! Please bear with me. Will try to solve the problem. Thanks for your patience.

    To all:

    If you notice, these last few days somebody has been posting disgusting porn ads on my blog. I expect this to continue until I am able to find a solution to this problem. Please bear with me, I will try to find a way to deal with this; it is the first time I have to deal with this kind of nuisance. Maybe somebody has a suggestion?

    Thanks for your patience. Meanwhile, please get past the annoying viagra ads, and other such niceties, and read the REAL articles, having to do with Tefillin, Siyata Dishmaya, etc.




    SHmuel says:
    It is one way TPTB uses at times to harm a Site they do not want to be active.
    HOW TO DEFEND?  Make it password ready and even then they attack if that is the objective given to the BOYS in THE ROOF.

    bill said:



     Notice the similarity between the shape of the TEFILLIN and the shape of the BETH HAMIKDASH?? 
    Nations beware! Let the fear of God finally penetrate your hearts, before it is too late.


    To all

    As they say, better late than never. Last Shabbat I was reading the parsha in a very disorganized fashion, skipping here and there, and  so I missed a very important insight. But I made up for it today, and I would like to share this with you, please.

    It has to do with the saga of the "Tefillin terror", which happened on January 21st, two days before we read Parshat Bo. The whole world got to see Tefillin on TV, on the Internet; condescending and ignorant pundits of various denominations busily expounded the meaning of this Jewish "RITUAL" for the world;  even rabbis stooped to call Tefillin, this most precious and special gift to Jewish men ( poor us women!), a ritual. All of them missed out on a very powerful message, which we Jews should share with the world, I would think, and particularly with our fearful fellow Jews scattered around the globe, to remind them: HINEI LO YANUM VELO YISHAN, SHOMER YISRAEL - the Guardian of Israel neither sleeps nor slumbers.

    What message am I talking about? A message connected to the two previous parshiot , Shemot and Vaera:

    Events occurring during those two weeks correlated perfectly with the parsha read that Shabbat. And again, during Parshat Bo, G-d sent us a direct hint, but we nearly missed it!

    Remember that just a week earlier, all the churches, as well as the UN compound in Port-au-Prince, were totaled. The pharaoh of our day , the king of Rome, and his temporal arm, the UN, received a huge blow; his idols were proven useless and completely destroyed; but just as in the biblical account, his heart of stone became even harder - witness the video of Haiti posted here, see how the UN cares NOTHING about the Haitians, only cares about its own power and dominance:

    The amazing thing is, THE VERY VERSES WRITTEN IN THE TEFILLIN ARE READ ON PARSHAT BO; that was the week the Tefillin incident occurred. Those verses describe very clearly what 'the ritual' of the Tefillin is really all about.

    These are the verses written in the Tefillin:

    Exodus 13:1-10,
    Exodus 13:11-16,
    Deuteronomy 6:4-9,
    Deuteronomy 11:13-21

    Exodus 13: 1-16 are the last verses of Parshat Bo. 

    And what are the main themes of these verses:



    ט  וְהָיָה לְךָ לְאוֹת עַל-יָדְךָ, וּלְזִכָּרוֹן בֵּין עֵינֶיךָ, לְמַעַן תִּהְיֶה תּוֹרַת יְהוָה, בְּפִיךָ:  כִּי בְּיָד חֲזָקָה, הוֹצִאֲךָ יְהוָה מִמִּצְרָיִם.

    IT SHALL BE TO YOU AS A SIGN on your hand and for a reminder between your eyes.... FOR WITH A STRONG HAND G-D BROUGHT YOU OUT OF EGYPT.

    Exodus 13:11:
    יא  וְהָיָה כִּי-יְבִאֲךָ יְהוָה, אֶל-אֶרֶץ הַכְּנַעֲנִי, כַּאֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לְךָ, וְלַאֲבֹתֶיךָ; וּנְתָנָהּ, לָךְ.

    There will be a time when G-d will bring you to the land of the Canaanite, WHICH HE PROMISED WITH AN OATH TO YOU AND YOUR FATHERS; HE WILL HAVE GIVEN IT TO YOU. 

    טז  וְהָיָה לְאוֹת עַל-יָדְכָה, וּלְטוֹטָפֹת בֵּין עֵינֶיךָ:  כִּי בְּחֹזֶק יָד, הוֹצִיאָנוּ יְהוָה מִמִּצְרָיִם.
    And it shall be a SIGN on your hand, and FOR AN INSIGNIA between your eyes, FOR WITH A STRONG HAND G-D BROUGHT YOU OUT OF EGYPT.


    No wonder the nations got frightened.

    What did we read today, in the Song of the Red Sea 
    ( Shirat Hayam, Parshat Beshalach ?
    אָז יָשִׁיר-מֹשֶׁה וּבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת-הַשִּׁירָה הַזֹּאת)

    Exodus 15: 12-14, 
    יב  נָטִיתָ, יְמִינְךָ--תִּבְלָעֵמוֹ, אָרֶץ.
    יג  נָחִיתָ  בְחַסְדְּךָ, עַם-זוּ גָּאָלְתָּ;   נֵהַלְתָּ בְעָזְּךָ, אֶל-נְוֵה קָדְשֶׁךָ. 
    יד  שָׁמְעוּ עַמִּים, יִרְגָּזוּן;   חִיל  אָחַז, יֹשְׁבֵי פְּלָשֶׁת. 


    Exodus 15: 15
    טו  אָז נִבְהֲלוּ, אַלּוּפֵי  אֱדוֹם--   אֵילֵי מוֹאָב, יֹאחֲזֵמוֹ רָעַד;  נָמֹגוּ,   כֹּל יֹשְׁבֵי כְנָעַן. 


    ( Edom is Esav, that is Rome! DS)....

    If only we had translated this message to the world with faith and determination when the incident happened, rather than cowing and abiding by the fearful, arrogant, and misleading explanations of the goyim..

    But, as I said before: better late than never...!


    Jack said:

    This is a wonderful observation, Daisy. The week of the “tefilin terror” incident is the very week that we read from the Torah the passages that are written in the tefilin and they tell us again why Hashem took us out of Egypt and for what purpose. And you are right, it is the same week that we see the current day’s pharaoh for what it is. 

    Gail and Manny write:

    Dear Daisy,  BRAVO!!   Great message.   All the best,  Gail & Manny...

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    ABOUT GOOGLE: did you know it is a SPYING TOOL WITH EXTENSIVE TIES TO THE OBAMA MACHINE, THE CFR, AND BILDERBERG? Welcome to your very own KGB surveillance tool everywhere you go. And a solution below.

      Above link contributed by Aryeh. Thanks, DS

    Watch the CEO 's body language: when he says "for some time" and mentions the "Patriot Act", he averts his gaze. That tells me that he is either lying or hiding something. My interpretation: it is not " for some time", it is forever; and he is a COLLABORATOR of the Patriot Act. You can see that in his demeanor as well, his coldness, his Germanic vibe. Read about him below. And with a name like Eric Schmidt, I can only imagine where he is coming from. Bekitzur, he is a RASHA. Now you know in whose hands we are entrusting our information!


    Eric Emerson Schmidt (born April 27, 1955(1955-04-27))[3] is an engineer, Chairman/CEO of Google Inc. and a former[4] member of the Board of Directors of Apple Inc.[5] He also sits on the boards of trustees for Carnegie Mellon University[6] and Princeton University.[7]
    [ DS: CFR also stands for CARNEGIE, FORD, ROCKEFELLER, really the head of the hydra!]

    Schmidt was an informal advisor to the Barack Obama presidential campaign and began campaigning the week of October 19, 2008, on behalf of the candidate.[21] He had been mentioned as a possible candidate for the new Chief Technology Officer position which Obama created in his administration.....  

     After Obama won, Schmidt was a member of President Obama's transition advisory board..."

    And of course Eric Schmidt is a CFR member:

    More information about him here:

    It seems it really IS time to switch to a new search engine. The question is: will it be as good, as capable as this one?

    What a shame that those two Jewish kids, Page and Brin, particularly Brin who stems from Russia of all places, went in the wrong direction and decided to hire a "KGB AGENT"  for a CEO!

    So. TIME TO USE STARTPAGE, I'm all for it!

    Thanks for this info, WorldNet Daily, and thanks to you, StartPage. Let's bust their chops and fumble their designs!


    nik says:

    whatever u try... wherever u go... the slime r sure to follow... we just have to ignore them and be courageous and just say what we feel and do what we do until they fall... work on fearing G-d and then no human being will ever again make you afraid... i guarantee it... we know that moshe rebenu already had Hashem behind him when he went to paro... so he is not a good illustration of my point... but whom did avraham avinu have when he fearlessly faced down nimrod and refused to bow down to that swine or any of his idols...? case in point... fear and trust in G-d... it is all u will ever need in life... to hell with the slime... nik. out...


    ( thanks, C)

    Google Re-establishes Relationship With Government SpiesSearch engine company has a history of involvement with intelligence agencies
    Steve Watson
    Thursday, Feb 4th, 2010

    Google is set to establish a working relationship with the National Security Agency, the government spy force responsible for warrantless monitoring of Americans' phone calls and e-mails in the wake of 9/11.
    The announcement comes in response to recent cyber attacks on the search engine company, which it says emanated from China.
    Anonymous sources tell the Washington Post that "the alliance is being designed to allow the two organizations to share critical information", adding that the agreement will not allow the NSA access to users' search details or e-mails.
    The sources also said that the NSA, the largest intelligence agency in the country, may also involve the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security in the project.
    "The critical question is: At what level will the American public be comfortable with Google sharing information with NSA?" said Ellen McCarthy, president of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, an organization of current and former intelligence and national security officials that seeks ways to foster greater sharing of information between government and industry.
    Greg Nojeim, senior counsel for the Center for Democracy & Technology, a privacy advocacy group, told the Post that companies have statutory authority to share information with the government to protect their rights and property.
    In 2008, Google denied that it had any role in the NSA's "terrorist" surveillance program, after first refusing to say if they have provided users private data to the federal government under the warrantless wiretapping initiative.

    However, it is clear where Google's interests lie given that the company is supplying the software, hardware and tech support to US intelligence agencies in the process of creating a vast closed source database for global spy networks to share information.
    The government supply arm of Google has also reportedly entered into a number of other contracts, details of which it says it cannot share.
    Google's partnership with the intelligence network is not new. As we reported in late 2006, An ex-CIA agent Robert David Steele has claimed sources told him that CIA seed money helped get the company off the ground
    Speaking to the Alex Jones Show, Steele elaborated on previous revelations by making it known that the CIA helped bankroll Google at its very inception. Steele named Google's CIA point man as Dr. Rick Steinheiser, of the Office of Research and Development.
    "I think Google took money from the CIA when it was poor and it was starting up and unfortunately our system right now floods money into spying and other illegal and largely unethical activities, and it doesn't fund what I call the open source world," said Steele, citing "trusted individuals" as his sources for the claim.
    "They've been together for quite a while," added Steele.
    Recent disclosures under the Freedom Of Information Act have also revealed that the federal government has several contracts with social media outlets, including Youtube which is owned by Google. The contracts are said to waive rules on monitoring users and permit companies to track visitors to government web sites for advertising purposes.

    The NSA's involvement with Google should be treated as highly suspect, given the agency's recent track record and its blatant disregard for the Fourth Amendment.
    A set of documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in June 2007 showed that US telco AT&T allowed the NSA to set up a 'secret room' in its offices to monitor internet traffic.
    The discovering prompted a lawyer for an AT&T engineer to allege that "within two weeks of taking office, the Bush administration was planning a comprehensive effort of spying on Americans” That is BEFORE 9/11, before the nation was embroiled in the freedom stripping exercise commonly known as the "war on terror" had even begun.
    In late 2007, reports circulated that the NSA has increasing control over SSL, now called Transport Layer Security, the cryptographic protocol that provides secure communications on the internet for web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, and other data transfers.
    In other words the agency is capable of intercepting and reading your emails and instant messages in real time. It is now beyond doubt that the NSA's "terrorist surveillance program" now extends to this.
    In 2008, the ACLU also uncovered details pertaining to a secret Justice Department memo from October 2001 that reveals the Bush administration effectively suspended the Fourth Amendment where domestic counter terrorism operations are concerned.
    It is almost certain that the memo was written to provide a legal basis for the NSA to begin its warrantless wiretapping program, which was initiated in the same month.
    Two years ago, the US National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell announced that plans were been drawn up for a cyberspace spying program that would make the current debate on warrantless wiretaps look like a "walk in the park".
    The plan involved giving the government the authority to examine the content of any e-mail, file transfer or Web search. The message is clear - government spies want unfettered access to the web searches and emails of Americans. Any relationship between the government and Google must be considered with this in mind.
    After 9/11 the work of 16 different intelligence agencies, including the CIA and the giant National Security Agency, which eavesdrops on international communications, as well as the Energy Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration was centralized under the office of the Director of National Intelligence.
    Over decades we have witnessed the evolution of Government surveillance programs and information databases targeting citizens. We are now witnessing the centralization of this vast control grid Panopticon.
    The latest marriage between Google and the intelligence community also comes in the wake of increased calls to introduce a global licensing system to police the Internet in the name of preventing cyber warfare.

    About Haiti: Doug Casey is another of my favorite investors: intelligent, extremely well traveled, original, doesn't mince his words. Substitute ISRAELI GOVERNMENT for HAITIAN GOVERNMENT, and you have the situation today - highlighted.


    BabyDOC , Ehud BarAK"

     AK, OC...  : listen to the sound of their names...YUCK! They SUCK!

    Doug Casey on Haiti
    (Interviewed by Louis James, Editor, International Speculator)
      Editor's Note: Dear Readers, I wish you could have heard Doug when we spoke about Haiti. His words may seem cold-hearted – discussing adoption in terms of misallocated capital! – but he was passionate indeed in this conversation. When he spoke of the Haitians having nothing, not even shovels and crowbars to dig their loved ones out of the rubble, his feelings about the men who've made Haiti the place it is were very clear. Perhaps we should do one of these live at our next conference. L
    L: So, a big thing on people's minds is the earthquake disaster in Haiti. David Galland mentioned in a recent edition of our free Daily Dispatch that you have friends helping orphans in Haiti. Can you tell us more about that and the situation in Haiti in general? You've been there, you've studied the place, and now it's been leveled. Let's talk about Haiti.
    Doug: Sure. I first went to Haiti in about 1970, back in the days of Papa Doc, before he shed this mortal coil, then again a few years later when his son, Baby Doc Duvalier, had taken over, and most recently, when I went down in 2003 with the friend David mentioned, Susie Krabacher. (There's a write-up of my 2001 visit in the June 2001 issue of the International Speculator, for those who are subscribers.) Susie is the wife of my attorney. She runs the Mercy and Sharing Foundation in Haiti. I've visited the orphanages and everything she's put together.
    But I've got to say that Haiti now is not the same Haiti I first visited 40 years ago.
    L: What's the difference?
    Doug: Well, there are many differences, actually. For one thing, while no one knows what the population of Haiti really is, it's probably close to triple what it was in 1970. So, people are much more evident – that's number one. Number two, people are much more centered in Port-au-Prince. It was a much more rural, as well as less populated, country back then. Three, there were actually trees on Haiti's part of the Island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic.
    L: There still are, on the Dominican side.
    Doug: Yes. When you fly over, you can actually see the difference.
    L: I've done that. It's the only place in the world I've been to that actually looks like a map: where I was, it was green on the Dominican side of the border and brown on the Haitian side.
    Doug: Yes, it's incredible. It was actually rather nice, back in the old days. I drove all around the country in the 1970s, even though you had to get special permission from the police – which took most of a morning – and there were army checkpoints along the way.  Last time, I just went to Port-au-Prince. And that's where you see a really big difference. Port-au-Prince was a much smaller, mellower city in those days that seemed to be totally crime-free. By that I mean that you could wander back to your hotel in the middle of Port-au-Prince, totally inebriated, with hundred-dollar-bills hanging out of your pockets, and no one would touch you. I'm convinced they wouldn't even dream of it – or if they did dream of it, it would turn into a nightmare.
    I suppose, if you're so inclined, you could think of this as one of the advantages of having a dictatorship with secret police. In the days of Doc Duvalier, they were known as the Tontons Macoutes. But they weren't so secret; they were all basically thugs who affected dark glasses. At any rate, one thing Papa Doc knew, and Baby Doc understood as well, was that tourists were of major importance to the economy. There's no question that if anyone touched a tourist…
    L: It didn't go well for them.
    Doug: No. He'd live just long enough to sincerely regret it. So there just wasn't much street crime. It was a little like Russia before the collapse of the Soviet Union. A tourist was very safe there as well, because the place was full of secret police who made everyone afraid to do anything bad to them.
    L: I've seen that in Belarus, which still has a KGB (and it's called that). A college co-ed is not free to start whatever business she wants, but she will walk down a dark street in some forgotten part of Minsk with no fear at all. And there are uniforms everywhere…  olive drab or midnight black.
    Doug: My opinion has long been that the number of sociopaths in a society follows a bell-shaped curve. Most Haitians, Russians, Americans, what-have-you, are basically decent human beings. But following Pareto's Law, if 80% of them are decent, then 20% of them are, let's say, "problematical." Take 20% of that 20%, and now you're dealing with the real Bad Boys. Those people were kept at bay back in the days of Papa and Baby Doc, if only by recruiting them to the Tontons Macoutes, where their depredations were focused on the people other than casual tourists. But now they've come out of the woodwork.
    So now the whole bell curve has shifted higher on the sociopath scale. Port-au-Prince is not a nice place anymore. When I was down there last, there were four foreigners kidnapped in separate incidents, just in that week, just in that city. That's really an incredible number, when you think about it – it's just not the sort of place many tourists go, so there are hardly any foreigners there.
    L: So where does that leave Haiti now, earthquakes aside?
    Doug: Haiti, I'm sorry to say, is a total basket-case country. There is just no hope for it.
    L: None at all? Why?
    Doug: The primary reason is because of the governmental structures they have set up there. There are no property rights. It's a highly bureaucratized place. Nobody knows for sure who owns what, in terms of land, which is a problem in itself. Worse, it's estimated that the state owns at least half of the land, which no one takes care of, so it's the first to have all its trees cut down. But you can't be sure who owns what. It's all "dead capital."
    L: Tragedy of the Commons.
    Doug: It's a perfect example of it. Things that "everybody" owns are really things that nobody owns. In Haiti, it's impossible to start a real business, because in order to do so, you have to get approvals, pay fees and bribes, jump through ridiculous hoops, and wait forever – we're not just talking about having to go to a dozen agencies to get your papers stamped; we're talking about going to 50, or even 100, to get your papers stamped. It's unbelievably byzantine. And it's not going to happen unless you pay bribes along the way. So, there's no capital. It's almost hopeless to think of any domestic business being generated.
    L: It's certainly not an environment that attracts many investors I know.
    Doug: The only foreign businesses I know are some clothing manufacturers taking advantage of cheap labor. They used to make baseballs there…
    L: Baseballs?
    Doug: Yes. Most major league baseballs were sewn in Haiti. But the government drove the baseball business out of the country by making them crazy with regulations, restrictions, and revenuers. Think about that. Baseballs are a rather specialized product. When you've got a labor force that's trained in a specialized skill like sewing a baseball properly, the last thing you want to do is pick up and leave. You'd have to find new facilities, train a new labor force, all kinds of new aggravations. So the government really must have driven them to their wits' end, to force them to pick up a specialized business like that and leave. Especially as cheap as labor costs are in Haiti – almost free.
    L: It must have been pretty bad. I always wonder, when I travel to a real hell-hole and see a nice hotel, or restaurant, how on earth anyone could run a business in such a place. I figure they must be the president's brother or something along those lines, or they'd never get all the permits and papers, and the bribes needed to stay open would kill them if the taxes didn't.
    Doug: Well, I can tell you that back in the 1970s, there were some very nice hotels in Port-au-Prince. I stayed in downtown Port-au-Prince, which is inconceivable today – and I'm not talking about just since the earthquake. Even before the quake, no one who went there in recent years would even think about staying anywhere downtown. Back in the '70s, though, I stayed in a rather nice hotel downtown, including two meals a day (which were truly excellent, because of the French influence on the cooking), and it was only $10 a day. It was like staying for free – fantastic.
    There were other nice hotels up in Petionville, which is on a little mountain overlooking Port-au-Prince. They were nice because you got the breezes and the views. This is where a number of old hotels, which I've been to, collapsed burying scores of people. And those weren't high-rises, so it really was a severe quake.
    But now, or when I was there the last time, the electricity was only working a few hours a day… if you had it in hotels, it was because they ran diesel generators. There was nobody in the restaurants because everyone was really afraid to go out. Anyone who had any money had bodyguards. It was really just an unpleasant environment.
    That's not because the Haitians are any different from other people in the world; it's because the government structure there has devolved so far.
    L: Into simple, blatant thuggery.
    Doug: Absolutely. I met with a government minister on my last visit – I believe he's now Haiti's ambassador to the United Nations. As you know, one of my hobbies for the last 30 years has been to go around to these places – hell-holes, generally – and try to sell them on a plan to totally reform their country. It would change the place instantaneously from a hell-hole into a garden spot – which is entirely possible.
    I'd usually meet with the head of state – which is not as hard as you might think – and I'd tell him I could do three things for him. One: I could put him on the cover of every major news magazine in the world in a favorable light, which is the opposite of how he'd usually appear at the time. Two: I could make him legitimately very rich. (It's impossible to get rich the way the likes of Mobutu and Marcos did anymore.) And three: I could set things up so the people would love him, so he wouldn't have to worry about every guy he meets being the one who would pull out a .45 and put a bullet in his head.
    The means for achieving these three things was to basically privatize the whole government, 100% of their assets, issuing shares to the people, and making them owners of their country. With, of course, a whack of cheap founder's stock going to the retiring dictator and his pals to make them go away – what corporate types call a "golden parachute."
    Of course, it never went anywhere. Generally speaking, the guy would listen with some interest, but all the guys below him would talk him out of it. Ending corrupt government control of the economy and shifting it to a free market would break their rice bowls. All of these places are kleptocracies. The power of the state is the most effective means man has ever devised for stealing. So, in Haiti, just like in the U.S. or anywhere else, government doesn't attract the best and the brightest; you get the worst, the most sociopathic. It's absolutely perverse.
    L: You mentioned before the 20% of the 20% who are the Bad Boys in society at large. I think government attracts the 20% of the 20% of the 20% who aren't just bad but smart enough to see the enormous power to plunder the state offers them, and are ruthless enough to knowingly embrace crime on that level. To knowingly enact measures that will increase the misery of the masses for your own gain, you have to be way out on the far end of the bell curve in lacking simple human decency and compassion for others. If I believed in hell, the deepest, hottest circle in it would be reserved for such people.
    Doug: That's absolutely right. Government everywhere in the world draws that type of person – regardless of the type of government. And if a decent person, a misguided idealist perhaps, gets into government, he'll almost certainly be co-opted and corrupted after a while. It reflects poorly on the level of spiritual evolution among humans. But that's another story…
    L: And Haiti had a really bad case of "governmentitis," even before the quake hit.
    Doug: Yes. I'd put the blame for the magnitude of Haiti's problems 100% at the feet of its government. It's not the geology, nor that this earthquake was the strongest ever, nor a lack of building codes. The devastation is due to the government having kept the place so dirt poor for so long, they simply have nothing to help them cope with the event.
    If the same thing happened in a wealthier society, there would be a lot of damage, lots of problems, a great deal of inconvenience – but it wouldn't have killed hundreds of thousands of people. These Haitians are so poor, they don't even have shovels to dig people out. They don't even have crowbars to pry apart collapsed walls; they have to do it with their own bare hands – and they don't even have gloves. They've got nothing.
    So, of course there was widespread devastation. There were no savings. No food set aside. No water set aside. These people are living, literally, hand-to-mouth. So, if there's a natural disaster, the impact is magnified by several orders of magnitude because of the poverty – and that's due entirely to the government. And, idiotically, people you see on TV are looking to the government to solve the problem… the stupidity of the chattering classes leaves me thunderstruck.
    I mean, the Dominican Republic next door is hardly any glowing beacon of freedom, but it's vastly better than Haiti, and it's got the same geography, climate, and so forth, so it's all a matter of government. That's illustrated equally well with the differences between East and West Germany, North and South Korea… there are many examples throughout time and across space. And now they're looking to the Haitian government to be in charge of rebuilding the place… the concept is literally insane.
    L: I was thinking about that… The big China quake a couple years ago was a 7.9, and it killed fewer people than this one in Haiti, which was only 7.0. That's pretty bad, but it's a log scale, so the China one was nine times more powerful. The Mexico earthquake of 1985 was clocked in at 8.1 and only killed 10,000 people – and Mexico was not the richest country at the time.
    Doug: In spite of that, the usual idiots are saying it's all because they didn't have adequate building codes in Haiti. The reality is, it doesn't matter what kind of building codes they have. They could make the building codes so strict that every building has to be built on giant hydraulic shock absorbers. But no buildings would be built, because no one could afford to comply. Safe, high-quality buildings aren't the result of regulations. They're the product of capital, wealth, and technology – Haiti has none of these things.
    And, I'm sorry to say, that it doesn't matter how much aid you send to Haiti, the situation will not improve at all. You may assuage their pain for a while, but it won't change anything. Those pitiful lives won't be any better – and most of the aid won't even get to the people. Most of what even gets there will be siphoned off by the people on top – they're experts at that, and completely ruthless.
    L: Is there no chance that whatever is rebuilt from the rubble of Haiti might be better than what existed before? It looks like the earthquake pretty much took the government out.
    Doug: Well, thank God for small favors, I guess. Anything is possible, I suppose – maybe the place has gone downhill so far that the quake has helped them hit absolute bottom, and now they will somehow organize themselves in a new way. But where would they get the understanding of economics that would prompt them to build a system that doesn't allow government thugs to stop them from building and producing and so on? I promise you, it won't be from all the aid workers driving around in Range Rovers.
    Look, Haiti has a lot of possible advantages. It's got hundreds and hundreds of miles of nice beaches and oceanfront property – actually, when I first went down there in the 1970s, one thing I thought about doing was starting a diving business. Strip away the dysfunctional society, and it's a very nice place. It used to have some excellent art markets and artists – but they've all moved abroad.
    L: It's got great rocks too. The geology just on the other side of the border is highly prospective for gold and copper, among other things. Nickel mining was a big business on the island, and the Pueblo Viejo mine, owned by Barrick/Goldcorp, is one of the biggest copper-gold mines in the world. The whole island is basically one giant gold anomaly. There's every reason to think there's great wealth waiting to enrich the Haitian people, if they could just create a healthy business environment on their side of the island. I know of only one junior exploration company there now, but I think there could be a real gold rush, if it were safe to invest there.
    Doug: Right, but no one wants to go there now, because even if you got a concession, it would be impossible to work through the legal system, and if you do it illegally, paying bribes, you get into other trouble…
    L: That's what I'm saying. The gold and other metals are probably there. As you say, there's lots of beautiful oceanfront property. It's a tropical island, so food can grow year round. There's no reason for Haitians to be poor, other than their form of social organization. So, if the earthquake just pushed the reset button on that, maybe there's a chance for something better to emerge?
    Doug: A counter-example that dovetails with that is Hong Kong, which has no natural resources, and after World War II, it was full of poor and uneducated Chinese. In a couple generations, it became one of the wealthiest places on the planet. The only advantage it had turned out to be the one that mattered most: it had one of the freest economies on earth.
    And look at Japan. Essentially no resources. But when they abandoned their medieval ways, in the 19th century, they became a world power in short order. And again, after World War II, when the place was totally, totally destroyed, they opened up for business and within only 20 years became the third largest economy in the world. That, in spite of having to import most natural resources. So, yes, it's a matter of the social system.
    In fact, having natural resources is usually a negative, as Venezuela and Saudi Arabia, among others, have shown. Without a free market, those resources serve only to make the state more powerful and put the people at greater risk. It's totally perverse – a real pity.
    L: So, you say anything's possible, but you don't sound convinced. I don't think the U.S. government and international busybody groups, like the IMF, can teach anyone anything about real free enterprise, but the nearest thing to a government in Haiti right now is the U.S. military – again. Isn't it possible that they might leave something better behind than what was there before the quake tore it all down?
    Doug: Well, even if the U.S. government and the IMF and other agencies involved in the rescue effort decided to build something, it would be done with money extracted from people elsewhere, not by investors, who have to give people what they want, if they're going to make money. And there's no guarantee that anything they'd build, physically or institutionally, would be what the Haitians need, or that would work for them. That's not the solution at all.
    In fact, all the free food that will pour into the country may ultimately be counterproductive. Sure, it will feed people during the crisis. But they'll keep sending it for years, and it will drive down local prices, making it unprofitable for local farmers – of whom there are few enough as it is – to grow anything for sale. So it will ultimately worsen the situation. At best it's just keeping people subsisting until the next disaster, or disease, or entropy, takes them out. It's a bad situation.
    The only solution is for the people of Haiti to rise up and abolish their totally counterproductive government, privatize absolutely everything – which would give the average Haitian some capital – and create an environment in which people are allowed to work and keep what they earn. Even if people are completely poor and ignorant, allowing them to work and keep what they make gives them a chance to build something. They've got to get as close to the way Hong Kong was as possible.
    L: But they aren't going to do that.
    Doug: No. Precisely the contrary. They're going to try to set up a new government, living on foreign aid, which will be the same as the old government. For years, Haiti has barely even produced on a level of subsistence farming. That's because these people are so poor, they don't have equipment, they don't have seeds – it's almost like the whole country is grubbing for roots and berries with their bare hands. Close to 100% of the income in the country is from the million Haitians who work overseas, and foreign aid. Almost nothing is produced in Haiti. And everything in stores is much more expensive than in the U.S., because it's all imported -- and taxed. I'd say almost all the foreign aid that's not stolen is wasted.
    I remember back in the day, I drove from Port-au-Prince out to Cap-Haïtien. I drove past a city called Duvalier Ville that was apparently built with foreign aid money. They'd fantasized about making it the new capital. But when I drove by, it was deserted and already a ruin – though it had only been built ten years before.
    That's what's going to happen to the aid money. It's totally destructive; it impoverishes both the givers and the recipients. (See our conversation on charity.)
    L: So, they are not going to do what they should do, the aid isn't going to achieve what it should do… what should anyone moved by the suffering of all those poor people do to help?
    Doug: First off, you've got to be very careful giving money to these NGOs. Most of these NGOs are corrupt, wasting the money on salaries and public relations. With what's left over, they employ young collectivists to drive around in Range Rovers with clipboards and cameras, making notes and writing worthless reports that nobody reads. That's where the money you give them goes – what doesn't get siphoned off to Washington to keep their lobbying offices on K St. open.
    As a matter of course, I'm very suspicious of most large organizations. Any organization, when it gets old and large enough, becomes concrete-bound and corrupt.
    L: The organization's own existence, and the benefit of those who live off it, becomes the top priority, not the organization's initial mission.
    Doug: Right. If you feel compelled to try to help the Haitians, recognizing that it's not going to do any good over the long term, but will at best only alleviate some short-term suffering, the only one I know personally that does good work is Susie Krabacher's foundation. I know them well, and they have no overhead. All the money goes into actually helping children. Even though I don't think they change anything for Haiti, they do good for some needy children, and I do endorse them. If you want to give money, this is one I know works.
    L: What about my idea, wanting to adopt an orphan? It might not change the country's future, but it sure would change that child's future.
    Doug: That's a thought. But as you know, I hold the Roman view (see CWC on Rome); if you're going to adopt a kid, you should wait until they're at least 10 or 12 years old, so you at least have an idea of what you're getting. To me, it makes more sense to focus your effort on helping the able to become more able than to put a band-aid on someone who will never truly heal. It's a misallocation of capital.
    The other thing is that, bureaucracies being what they are, the expense, time, and aggravation required to leap all the legal hurdles to adopt is huge. So much money would go to lawyers and anything but the kid… As nice an idea as that is, it just seems like you're trying to swim upstream with it.
    L: That's my big concern. I don't want to subject my existing family to all the inspections, detections, infections, neglections, and selections we'd have to go through in order to be able to adopt. And, being divorced, I'm not sure they'd even let me – I suspect letting a needy child die of neglect in a government orphanage is better in a bureaucrat's eyes than taking a chance on an imperfect man who hangs out with radicals like Doug Casey.
    Doug: Yes, and I hate to say this, but you have to remember that most of those children have suffered from diseases and malnutrition from an early age. So even if you give a kid like that all the best breaks, the odds are against them even achieving at a normal level in life.
    L: So there's nothing that can be done to help?
    Doug: I'm afraid the only solution for Haiti is internally driven change. It can't be helped from outside.
    L: Wow… Tough Medicine.
    Doug: That's the way I see it.
    L: I don't see any investment implications here…
    Doug: Well, there would be, if the Haitians totally – and I mean totally – cleared away their government. I'd invest in Haiti then.
    L: It'd be at a bottom.
    Doug: It'd be at a bottom, it's beautiful, its people will work very hard for little pay. It could be a great investment. But that's a pipe dream. The rescuers are going to make it impossible for anyone to make money investing in Haiti, so no one will invest in Haiti. Things could change, but the odds are overwhelming that Haiti will remain a welfare bum and even get worse.
    L: So what would constitute evidence, to you, as an international speculator, that Haiti has hit bottom and has cleared a path for moving upwards?
    Doug: Well, as you know, I think there should be only two laws: do all that you say you are going to do, and do not aggress upon others or their property. If they wrote a constitution and those were the only two laws in it, the place could have a chance. But that's not going to happen. Haiti is one of those places that writes a new, complex, and ever more cockamamie constitution every few years. Which doesn't really matter, in that they completely disregard it anyway.
    L: What about new anti-earthquake technologies? Could an event like this thing push more money into that field and create opportunities for speculators?
    Doug: That could be – it's the sort of trend Alex Daley, our technology guru and editor of Casey's Extraordinary Technology, is good at spotting. But it's not going to help Haiti so much as places like California.
    L: Right. Another sobering talk – we should go to the movies next week and talk about the entertainment business.
    Doug: Yes, I'm planning on seeing Avatar tomorrow night. Until next week, then.
    L: Thanks, Doug. Next week.


    Ezra says:

    If we sent the first, best, and most complete field hospital to Haiti, our system comes out on top compared with any other government in the world. The USA and French sent in hundreds of doctors and nurses and they were unable to treat injured because they had no infrastructure in place. It took them two weeks to start getting things off the ground. They initially had insufficient plaster for casts, no dialysis equipment,  etc. because planes with the equipment were not allowed to land.

    There are gannifs over here, but the society is functioning, businesses are starting up,  major research labs of IBM and Intel have been set up here. I don't know where your brain was in this posting.

    DS responds:

    Ezra, where are YOUR brains? Do you know how to read English? Do you understand the word "HIGHLIGHTS? That is where the similarity lies.That is what I was trying to point out.

    To all, if this wasn't clear from the start, I will make it clear now. Of course I am not talking about a failed state financially at this point. I am talking about DICTATORSHIP. It is a POLITICAL AND MORAL issue. Yet if you dig deep into Israeli society, you WILL find that about 18 families rule, and business competition is crushed fiercely.

    Read this article again:

    Notice that we are number 44 on the list, while Haiti is number 141; obviously quite a difference, but compared to Australia, Switzerland, or even to increasingly socialist- communist USA, we are still way behind in terms of economic freedom. Dictatorship breeds financial hardship as well. Our medical success is not a reflection of our political success, it is a reflection of centuries of Jewish dedication to medicine, Jewish ingenuity, Jewish talent, Jewish love of humanity.

    Doug Casey explains very clearly that the worse of the crop make their way to the top, and that is what has been happening in Israel as well. Just read the post before this one, and see for yourselves. See what Barak the monster is doing to Jews, what his acolytes Bibi, Peres and co. support and condone. Is that NOT tyranny? Is that NOT fascism? Is that NOT dictatorship? Is that NOT evil and a denial of human rights? Is Ehud Barak any better than Baby Doc? I don't think so: I think he is worse: he is going against G-d Himself.


    SHmuel added:

    Yesterday someone finally did something about the gruesome so called "supreme court" which elects itself with some help from some friends.
    A very angry fellow sent flying a shoe against the face of the Wagner lover beinish. 
    I regret the waste of a good shoe.

    Beinish is a criminal, a ghastly unJew that conspired in the murder plot against Rabin with her girlfriend Arbel.  She, following orders from the "shabak" set aside files against Raviv, or code champagne", who was working for the shabak and took part on the whole conspiracy to eliminate Rabin.
    The minutes of the meeting of the co conspirators have been made public.
    That item, beinish, also constantly acts to harm Jewish life and rights to Eretz Israel.
    As a pastime and in full convergence with her being, she also INTENTIONALLY attended Wagner music concert with her girlfriend Arbel. (beremboim conducting). Wagner until then and even now is not played in israel.
    That garbage aggregate  did that to demean the memory of Holocaust victims as Wagner was a known virulent anti-Semite and a favorite of the top Nazis.   

    Grotesquely, while the top unJews including the poison dwarf barak was piping in Germany about the Holocaust, the same deviant barak - police SS dress alike "yassam" was razing a Synagogue to teach others overseas how to do it.  At the same time other D'Ambrosian monsters were assaulting Yeshiva students and a Rav. 
    The whole entourage was piping BS in Germany and at the same time expelling the "idf" Chief Rav to install in his place a pseudo rav the unJews fabricated.

    To disinfect the pestilence that grew here out of the unJewish hatcheries, THE PEOPLE MUST FREELY ELECT A NEW  GOVERNMENT SYSTEM and install in it decent human beings replacing the unJews that ooze all over the GOI.

    Down with the unJews!

    Jack writes:

    “…and most of the aid won’t even get to the people. Most of what even gets there will be siphoned off by the people on top – they’re experts at that, and completely ruthless.
    .   .   .   .

    Close to 100% of the income in the country is from the million Haitians who work overseas, and foreign aid. Almost nothing is produced in Haiti. And everything in stores is much more expensive than in the U.S., because it’s all imported -- and taxed. I’d say almost all the foreign aid that’s not stolen is wasted.”

    This is what defeated Charles Brannan. He tried to find a way to distribute surplus food to people so poor that they are off the money economy without distorting the markets. He could not find a way to defeat corruption in the chain of distribution people in the government, “aid” organizations, trucking companies and so on, taking some, most or all of it and diverting it to the marketplace. Casey sure knows where the NGO’s are at. Charity begins at home, after all. Truly

    It’s totally pathetic that the people of Haiti look to their “government” to rebuild the country when it’s the government that has turned Haiti into a starving basket case and general disaster way before the earthquake. Casey is right on, of course, that they need do-it-yourself governance but they don’t know how. They don’t even know that they can possibly do that. What they need is the Hashkem plan but no one is there to lead them and organize them to start it rolling.


    Shmuel retorts:

    The terrifying aspect of it all is exposed by what that those aware enough must internalize.
    The un-Americans are doing their best to do the same to the USA!!! And so far with no small success.
    The insidious process of de-farming and de-industrializing is bound to the same objective as it was in Haiti.

    In Eretz Israel the process parallels that but so far is predicated upon unJewishizing the Nation only.
    The GOI has a problem with de farming the Islamic sector and their intent of using the kibbutzim to do the same to the Jewish sector failed because the kibbutzim imploded. 

    Jack continues:

    This is why the Communists no longer talk about the Communist agenda. People have seen that it doesn’t work because this is what inevitably happens when government controls the economy and the life of the people. The government is run by individuals and it’s the 20% of 20% or maybe even 20% of that who gravitate to careers in government. They have no interest in real reform. That would mean they would have to work for a living and justify receiving a salary in the private sector. And in most cases (certainly here in Israel) they are unemployable. They do not want reform because they are in a position to demand bribes (sometimes thinly disguised as campaign contributions, membership in the union or other form of shake-down (jeans day contributions) or flat-out steal. As he says, the state is the most effective means man has ever devised for stealing.  The last thing they want is real reform that would empower the people over them.

    Throwing people off the land and into the cities: It’s going on all over the world and not just because of industrialization. What drove them off in Haiti was not only the government not allowing the farmers to keep what they produced. It was also due to cheap imported food from the US. The same happened in Mexico, where the US and the IMF and the World Bank forced Mexico to end subsidies to small corn producers, which were the mainstay of Mexican grain production, because the subsidy was inimical to free market. Eliminating the subsidy, of course, drove corn prices in Mexico up, which enabled Cargill to flood Mexico with corn at prices reflecting US government export subsidies. That was not inimical to free market. (I don’t know why. I’m not an economist, just a dumb law professor.)

    And if you want to know what expansion of government controls leads to, take a long hard look at Haiti. They have those insane, Byzantine regulatory procedures because they benefit the people in control. You want to set up a business here? Fine, but there is a fee for every approval in the process. You can short circuit it by bribing the right party, who will distribute it according to our unwritten rules. Haitians abroad send money home to their impoverished families? Good. We will tax it and take our “share.” Haiti can no longer produce food? Then when it is imported, we will tax it and take our “share.” No one has clear ownership of land so no one will invest and everyone scrounges off the land that no one owns. They have turned a tropical paradise into a desert island.

    Remember, 20% of 20% of 20% are the career politicos. Don’t think that electing the other half of them will solve the problem and bring the country back to the people. The mega-corporations have well paid people on the job all the time riding herd on the people in the government and the bureaucracy. If all the people do is to rally every four years, or even every two years, to hit the streets and pass out fliers and knock on doors and spread the word and lick envelopes and then go home and leave the government alone with the corporate lobbyists, what do you suppose happens. And now, corporate bribery is protected free speech. (Oh, not corporate bribery, but corporate donations to campaign funds and membership fees and jeans-day funds and other forms of supplemental retirement funds for elderly politicians.)

    If you want democracy, you have to govern yourselves and you have to constantly reduce the power of the government. Do not look to the government for anything. Whatever government does is only to enhance the wealth and power of the people in the government. Don’t even listen to the heartfelt rhetoric about starving babies and polar bears. It’s about their own power over you, not about polar bears, not about baby seals, not about starving babies or social justice.

    End of rant.

    Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    WHO NEEDS NAZIS when you have EHUD BARAK, BIBI, AND THEIR GOONS???...( and don't forget WHO demanded the freeze)....Not to be outdone.

    Berlin 1938 synagogue destruction, Kristallnacht

    Construction Freeze: State Destroys Synagogue

    Shevat 11, 5770, 26 January 10 11:04
    by Hillel Fendel
    ( Special Yassam units have destroyed a synagogue in the Shomron-Binyamin community that was built after the construction freeze was announced.
    The Torah scrolls were first removed from the building, and the bulldozers began the destruction shortly afterwards.
    Earlier this morning (Tuesday), it was reported that large police forces and special Yassam units had arrived in the Talmonim bloc and prevented entry to the communities of Dolev, Neriah, Talmon, Nachliel and Haresha. They thus wished to prevent residents from arriving en masse to thwart their destruction of a synagogue in Nachliel, said to have been built in violation of the two-month-old construction freeze.
    The construction freeze was abruptly imposed on all new Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria by the government to entice the Palestinian Authority back to the negotiating table. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and other government ministers have vowed that the freeze will be removed after ten months.

    The destruction of a synagogue, especially in Israel, is considered very serious, in terms of both religious sensitivity and the efforts, in the words of the Knesset Law Committee, to "prevent harm to synagogues around the world."
    After the Disengagement/expulsion from Gush Katif in 2005, the government originally planned to destroy the synagogues that remained in Gaza, in order to avoid their desecration by local Arabs. However, even this fear was not considered sufficient reason to destroy those holy sites, and following opposition by rabbis around the country and much debate, the decision was rescinded.

    Nachliel Resident: Synagogue Was Built Before Freeze

    Shevat 11, 5770, 26 January 10 10:12
    In an interview with Arutz 7, a resident of Nachliel said that the synagogue demolished Tuesday by police, soldiers, and Civil Authority workers, had been built long before the building freeze in Judea and Samaria went into effect. The structure, which had been in use daily, sustained tens of thousands of shekels worth of damage. "This was a shameful destruction," he said. "All of the holy books are strewn about the floor, as are the mezuzot. We intend to begin rebuilding today," said Avi Cohen, a Nachliel resident. Cohen said that the building had been completed on 11 Cheshvan (October 29).
    Cohen said that he begged with authorities to spare the building, but to no avail – and that after much pleading they let him remove the Torah scroll from the building. "It is unbelievable that they would destroy a synagogue without thinking twice, but they would not dare to touch a mosque," he said.

    ... And...

    RABBI ARRESTED! Of course the charges will prove to be false at the end, but who cares: when there is a will, there is a way.

    Yeshiva Head Arrested in Mosque Case

    Shevat 11, 5770, 26 January 10 07:11
    Rabbi Yitzchak Shapira, head of the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva, has been arrested and charged with being involved in the torching of a mosque in Kafr Yassuf last month. Last week, several young Jews from Yitzhar were arrested in the case as well. Five of those arrested last week – three youths and two minors, all students at two yeshivot in the Yitzhar area – are still in custody. A court extended the remand of all suspects until Thursday.

    Speaking Tuesday night, National Union MK Michael Ben-Ari said he was shocked at the arrest of Rabbi Yitzchak Shapira of the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva. "I condemn the police for its methods, taken from the darkest, most oppressive regimes. The agenda of the police against residents of Yitzhar smacks of attempts to conduct a 'lynch' against them," MK Ben-Ari said.


    Hans wrote:










    Lawyer Visits Rabbi Shapira in Prison, Reports Abuse

    Shevat 12, 5770, 27 January 10 10:15
    ( Attorney Moti Grossman met with Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira at Shabak headquarters late Tuesday night and reported that the rabbi is being humiliated by his interrogators who are using methods that border on torture. Rabbi Shapira, who heads the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva near the Jewish village of Yitzhar, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion that he participated in a recent arson attack against a nearby mosque. Several students of his yeshiva had been questioned in recent weeks but no charges have been filed thus far. Many villagers from Yitzhar have claimed that police are using the incident at the mosque as an excuse to harass and libel local Jews. The meeting between the rabbi and his attorney took place blindfolded.

    Aryeh adds:

    There is no abomination the unJews will not pursue in order to actualize their hatred for Torah. To anyone familiar with the physical conditions of the area and village where this alleged arson occurred, it is clearly impossible that it was done by Jews. The only Jews that could have entered and left that Arab village undetected without the active cooperation of its Arab residents would have been a commando unit and not a bunch of teenaged, Yeshivah boys. Nevertheless the Government of Netanyahu and Barak will stop at nothing to "prove" that it was Jews who did it. Those who are members of this Government of Goon Squads, Synagogue destroyers and Rabbi torturers are all equally guilty of its crimes against the Jewish people. Jewish patriots will never forget nor forgive your crimes. 

    Jack ( attorney) comments ( PS: as you can see from the update, apparently the lawyer was not blindfolded - this is a misunderstanding. But the rest of the comment is still very relevant)

    The meeting between the rabbi and his attorney took place blindfolded.

    I don’t believe they would treat even the attorney for terrorist mass murderers like that. It means that they cannot confer because they do not know who is standing next to them listening. The lawyer is prevented from hearing the truth from his client and both the lawyer and the accused are rendered incapable of defending him.

    This is a tactic characteristic of the likes of Pinochet and the junta, fascists who are interested in the pretense of being civilized and even democratic. But it is the behavior of fascists and there can be no pretense of justification.

    And if they cannot get a confession from the rabbi or his students by means of torture, will they also torture the lawyer? Notice that all the bowing and scraping before the world and the showing of procedures conforming to all the niceties of “international standards” goes out the window when dealing with Jews, especially dossim. Against them, any brutality, any barbarism is called for. Are the dossim Israel’s untermenschen?

    Meanwhile, the whole operation smells like the work of agents provocateurs of the “Jewish Section” of Shabak, the mahlekah hayhudit. (That, by the way, is a direct translation of the name of the Jewish Section of the old NKVD, the Yevsetzia – shortened form of Yevreskaya Sektzia – which Stalin staffed with unJews and whose job it was to discredit, imprison or kill the Jewish leadership so that the Jews would be unable to function as a group. Same name, same task.) If Jewish extremists had done the job, they would not have burned some books and carpets. They would have gutted the building. And they would not have painted stupid graffiti on the walls, certainly not an obviously Jewish name like “Effie.”It looks like another Shabak frame-up to discredit Jewish leaders by character assassination. How many have we seen? Who is still convinced? But it’s a pretext to persecute and torture dossim.

    And Shmuel writes:

    But Daisy... The unJews are neo-Nazis at their core.
    Filthy beasts. Degenerates. Monstrous torturers, Synagogue destroyers, buried bodies abusers.
    Cheats, traitors, murderers, thieves bribe riddled excrement.

    NOTE that pseudo heroes Eldad, Begin and others are very silent...

    NOTE II: While the filthy make believe "leaders" were kissing Germans and talking crap in Europe, their psychopaths were torturing a Rav and his students and destroying Synagogue.
    They believe no one noticed that or what?

    The PEOPLE must raise and raze to the ground the unJewish "establishment".
    Detain the poison dwarf genetic reject and his goons and swiftly bring them to NEWLY and FREELY elected Courts where one hopes they will be shuttled to execution.
    Allow the PEOPLE to select a NEW GOVERNMENT SYSTEM free from unJews and their made or imported neo-Nazis.

    ( stress and color mine, DS)

    C. says:

    That is our son's yeshuv.
    Afterwards the arabs attempted to get to the area; when they smell blood, they are there.

    DS adds:

    All, while THIS was going on: what obscene hypocrisy. It seems both events were timed to occur on the same day, to obscure the EVIL of the ISRAELI NAZI ACTION:

    "( President Shimon Peres stood before the Bundestag, German parliament Wednesday, exhorting the lawmakers to bring to justice those Nazi murderers who yet remain alive. “This is not revenge in our eyes,” Peres explained in his speech in Hebrew, delivered during ceremonies marking International Holocaust Memorial Day. “This is an educational lesson.”...


    Judge Releases Rabbi Shapira of Yitzhar

    Shevat 12, 5770, 27 January 10 02:16
    by Hillel Fendel and Gil Ronen
    ( Judge Anat Singer of the Jerusalem Magistrates' Court released Rabbi Yitzchak Shapira of Yitzhar and sharply critcized the law enforcement authorities over the way he was treated. "There is not even the beginning of a justification for remanding [the rabbi] into custody," she said at the court proceeding.

    The rabbi is brought to court in handcuffs / Flash 90
    Rabbi Shapira, Dean of the Od Yosef Chai (Joseph Still Lives) Yeshiva in the Shomron (Samaria), was arrested on Tuesday night, with police insinuating that he may have been involved in the torching of a mosque in Kafr Yassuf, near Tapuach, last month. Rabbi Shapira emphatically denies all involvement in the incident.
    Rabbi Shapira’s lawyer, Moti Grossman of the Honenu Civil Rights Organization, said that he met with his client after midnight in the Petach Tikvah police station, and said he was shocked to see the rabbi “with his eyes blindfolded as if he were a terrorist. It was very difficult to see this, especially as he is a respected rabbi.”
    "The Shabak (General Security Service) is exerting all sorts of heavy pressure on him," Grossman said. "They didn’t even allow him to keep his tefillin and prayerbook after he finished praying. This is a clear to attempt to pressure someone under interrogation.”
    The police announced that Rabbi Shapira would be held overnight, if not longer, and students from his yeshiva arrived at the Petach Tikvah police station in solidarity with their rabbi. They sang and danced to show their support.
    Rabbi Shapira lives in the Shomron community of Yitzhar, where several students were arrested in recent overnight raids on similar suspicions.
    MK Dr. Michael Ben-Ari (National Union), who took part in the impromptu rally outside the police station, said he was shocked at the rabbi’s arrest. "I condemn the police for its methods,” he said, “which have been taken from the darkest, most oppressive regimes. The agenda of the police against residents of Yitzhar smacks of attempts to conduct a 'lynch' against them.”

    PS: read the talkbacks on Arutz 7, where the original article appeared. They say it just the way it is:


    Yitzhar Rabbi Released after Judge Denies State Appeal

    Shevat 13, 5770, 28 January 10 07:31
    by Gil Ronen
    ( Rabbi Yitzchak Shapira, dean of the Od Yosef Chai yeshiva in Yitzhar, was released Thursday from detention, two days after he was arrested and one day after a Magistrates' Court judge ordered him freed. The prosecution had appealed the Magistrates' Court decision and the rabbi had to stay in jail for a second night Wednesday. On Thursday, District Court Judge Yoram Noam decided to uphold the Magistrates' Court ruling and to let the rabbi go free.
    Judge Noam determined that there was no evidence showing that the rabbi was complicit in the vandalizing of a mosque in Kafr Yasouf , an Arab village in Samaria, on December 11. The vandalization involved some spray painted messages and a rug that was set on fire.  
    "After examining all of the [evidence] material I reached the conclusion that it does not have enough substance to support a reasonable suspicion that the defendant carried out the offense of arson which is attributed to him,” the judge wrote. “The classified material from the Shin Bet also contained a qualification regarding the question of the defendant's involvement in the actual arson. The police investigators, too, thought that there was no reasonable suspicion that the defendant was involved in the arson.”
    A 180 degree turn
    Representatives of the Shin Bet and prosecution told the court Thursday that they do believe the rabbi was involved in the arson itself, and not just in knowing about it. Judge Noam replied and said: “You are turning the case around by 180 degrees. This goes against everything that you claimed before the Magistrates' Court.”
    Rabbi Shapira's lawyer, Attorney Naftali Wirzberger, harshly criticized the prosecution and Shin Bet. “The zeal of the Shin Bet and prosecution to keep Rabbi Shapira under arrest is very impressive and one can only wonder at the motives for this,” he said. “I cannot understand why they continue to make fools of themselves in front of the courts. I am sorry to say that the settlers' claims regarding intentional persecution by the prosecution and Shin Bet are buttressed by their behavior in this case.”
    MK Ya'akov (Ketzaleh) Katz, Chairman of the National Union, called Thursday for the disbanding of the Jewish Affairs section of the Shin Bet, following the release of Rabbi Shapira. Katz said that the activities of the unit were "disproportional" and had one goal: "to give the residents of Yesha (Judea and Samaria) a bad name, to clear the ground for the criminal idea of the final expulsion of all the Jews of Yesha."
    Similar sentiments were expressed by the Rabbinical Council of Yesha and Chairman Gershon Mesika of the Samaria Regional Council.