Roberto Abraham Scaruffi: February 2014

Friday, 28 February 2014


I FAVORI AL'INGEGNERE

De Benedetti si affida a Renzi
Ecco che cosa vuole dal premier
E dalle banche arrivano due miliardi

Thursday, 27 February 2014

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Posted: 26 Feb 2014 04:03 PM PST
ced00A heretofore inexplicable fatal, chronic kidney disease that has affected poor farming regions around the globe may be linked to the use of biochemical giant Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide in areas with hard water, a new study has found.
The new study was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Researchers suggest that Roundup, or glyphosate, becomes highly toxic to the kidney once mixed with “hard” water or metals like arsenic and cadmium that often exist naturally in the soil or are added via fertilizer. Hard water contains metals like calcium, magnesium, strontium, and iron, among others. On its own, glyphosate is toxic, but not detrimental enough to eradicate kidney tissue.
The glyphosate molecule was patented as a herbicide by Monsanto in the early 1970s. The company soon brought glyphosate to market under the name “Roundup,” which is now the most commonly used herbicide in the world.
The hypothesis helps explain a global rash of the mysterious, fatal Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown etiology (CKDu) that has been found in rice paddy regions of northern Sri Lanka, for example, or in El Salvador, where CKDu is the second leading cause of death among males.
Furthermore, the study’s findings explain many observations associated with the disease, including the linkage between the consumption of hard water and CKDu, as 96 percent of patients have been found to have consumed “hard or very hard water for at least five years, from wells that receive their supply from shallow regolith aquifers.”
The CKDu was discovered in rice paddy farms in northern Sri Lanka around 20 years ago. The condition has spread quickly since then and now affects 15 percent of working age people in the region, or a total of 400,000 patients, the study says. At least 20,000 have died from CKDu there.
In 2009, the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health introduced criteria for CKDu. Basically, the Ministry found that CKDu did not share common risk factors as chronic kidney disease, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and glomerular nephritis, or inflammation of the kidney.
Based on geographical and socioeconomical factors associated with CKDu, it was assumed that environmental and occupational variables would offer clues to the disease’s origins – or in this case, it came from chemicals.
The new study noted that even the World Health Organization had found that CKDu is caused by exposure to arsenic, cadmium, and pesticides, in addition to hard water consumption, low water intake, and exposure to high temperatures. Yet why that certain area of Sri Lanka and why the disease didn’t show prior to the mid-1990s was left unanswered.
Researchers point out that political changes in Sri Lanka in the late 1970s led to the introduction of agrochemicals, especially in rice farming. They believe that 12 to 15 years of exposure to “low concentration kidney-damaging compounds” along with their accumulation in the body led to the appearance of CKDu in the mid-90s.
The incriminating agent, or Compound “X,” must have certain characteristics, researchers deduced. The compound, they hypothesized, must be: made of chemicals newly introduced in the last 20 to 30 years; capable of forming stable complexes with hard water; capable of retaining nephrotoxic metals and delivering them to the kidney; capable of multiple routes of exposure, such as ingestion, through skin or respiratory absorption, among other criteria.
These factors pointed to glyphosate, used in abundance in Sri Lanka. In the study, researchers noted that earlier studies had shown that typical glyphosate half-life of around 47 days in soil can increase up to 22 years after forming hard to biodegrade “strong complexes with metal ions.”
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Posted: 26 Feb 2014 04:03 PM PST
swiss-banks-help-wealthy-americans-hide-money-from-tax-men.siUS regulators are after Credit Suisse, Switzerland’s second-largest bank for helping Americans conceal as much as $10bn from US tax authorities. The bank’s CEO maintains only a few officials are responsible and gives testimony on Wednesday.
Rampant tax evasion in America, often with the help of Swiss banks, has led US regulators to go after 14 banks, with Zurich-based Credit Suisse as a main target. US authorities want to reclaim billions in lost tax revenue from dodgers, whose identity is still being kept secret by the Swiss.
Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan will tell a Senate committee that only a few Swiss-based bankers are to blame, and not the bank as a whole.
“We deeply regret that – despite the industry-leading compliance measures we have put in place – before 2009, some Credit Suisse private bankers appear to have violated U.S. law,” Dougan said in prepared remarks, released prior to his testimony Wednesday, Reuters reports.
Credit Suisse is accused of helping tax evaders not only stash money, but also break the law by falsifying visa applications. The bank even set up a stand at Zurich airport where clients could fly in, leave their money, and fly out.
“The evidence showed that some Swiss-based private bankers went to great lengths to disguise their bad conduct from Credit Suisse executive management,” Dougan will say.
Some of the transactions were straight out of a pulp financial thriller, with money tucked into magazines and then passed off to clients.
“They owe Uncle Sam, they owe the people of the United States,” Senator Carl Levin (D-Michigan) and panel chair said Tuesday, adding the Department of Justice must act in order to uncover the identities of all the people involved in the evasion.
A 176-page Senate report found that as of 2006, Credit Suisse had over 22,000 US clients whose assets at one point were more than 12 billion Swiss francs (CHF).
“Simple justice requires that tax cheats must come clean, pony up, and face the consequences,” Levin said.
The report says that Credit Suisse will hand over the names of 238 US account holders to prosecutors. On Wednesday, hearings continue, and Levin will question Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan and other senior bank officials. Credit Suisse maintains top bankers were unaware employees were helping US citizens avoid paying taxes.
“While that employee misconduct violated our policies, and was unknown to our executive management, we accept responsibility for and deeply regret these employees’ actions,” the bank said.
Credit Suisse last week paid $197 million to US regulators over tax probes.
In 2009, UBS, Switzerland’s biggest bank, admitted helping 52,000 American clients avoid paying taxes. This led the Senate committee to begin an informal bipartisan review on Credit Suisse.
Separately, the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating the bank over suspicious accounting practices in which it suspects the bank shuffled money to hide growth during a US probe over tax evasion in Swiss banks. Suisse Bank allegedly transferred funds from its private banking department in 2011-12 with the intent to cover asset growth.US regulators are after Credit Suisse, Switzerland’s second-largest bank for helping Americans conceal as much as $10bn from US tax authorities. The bank’s CEO maintains only a few officials are responsible and gives testimony on Wednesday.
Rampant tax evasion in America, often with the help of Swiss banks, has led US regulators to go after 14 banks, with Zurich-based Credit Suisse as a main target. US authorities want to reclaim billions in lost tax revenue from dodgers, whose identity is still being kept secret by the Swiss.
Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan will tell a Senate committee that only a few Swiss-based bankers are to blame, and not the bank as a whole.
“We deeply regret that – despite the industry-leading compliance measures we have put in place – before 2009, some Credit Suisse private bankers appear to have violated U.S. law,” Dougan said in prepared remarks, released prior to his testimony Wednesday, Reuters reports.
Credit Suisse is accused of helping tax evaders not only stash money, but also break the law by falsifying visa applications. The bank even set up a stand at Zurich airport where clients could fly in, leave their money, and fly out.
“The evidence showed that some Swiss-based private bankers went to great lengths to disguise their bad conduct from Credit Suisse executive management,” Dougan will say.
Some of the transactions were straight out of a pulp financial thriller, with money tucked into magazines and then passed off to clients.
“They owe Uncle Sam, they owe the people of the United States,” Senator Carl Levin (D-Michigan) and panel chair said Tuesday, adding the Department of Justice must act in order to uncover the identities of all the people involved in the evasion.
A 176-page Senate report found that as of 2006, Credit Suisse had over 22,000 US clients whose assets at one point were more than 12 billion Swiss francs (CHF).
“Simple justice requires that tax cheats must come clean, pony up, and face the consequences,” Levin said.
The report says that Credit Suisse will hand over the names of 238 US account holders to prosecutors. On Wednesday, hearings continue, and Levin will question Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan and other senior bank officials. Credit Suisse maintains top bankers were unaware employees were helping US citizens avoid paying taxes.
“While that employee misconduct violated our policies, and was unknown to our executive management, we accept responsibility for and deeply regret these employees’ actions,” the bank said.
Credit Suisse last week paid $197 million to US regulators over tax probes.
In 2009, UBS, Switzerland’s biggest bank, admitted helping 52,000 American clients avoid paying taxes. This led the Senate committee to begin an informal bipartisan review on Credit Suisse.
Separately, the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating the bank over suspicious accounting practices in which it suspects the bank shuffled money to hide growth during a US probe over tax evasion in Swiss banks. Suisse Bank allegedly transferred funds from its private banking department in 2011-12 with the intent to cover asset growth.
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Posted: 26 Feb 2014 04:01 PM PST
bin-ladendvcsiThe FBI had a source come in direct contact with Osama Bin Laden who learned of his desire to conduct terrorist attacks in the United States, though it failed to disclose this information to the landmark 9/11 Commission.
According to court documents reviewed by the Washington Times, the information secured by the Al-Qaeda mole helped the United States stop an attack on a Masonic Lodge in Los Angeles, California in the mid 1990s.
The news was confirmed by NBC, whose sources said the mole was a Los Angeles-based “driver and confidante” of the “Blind Sheik” Omar Abdel-Rahman, currently behind bars for helping orchestrate the 1993 World Trade Center attacks in New York.
Surprisingly, the information came to light during a 2010 hearing concerning FBI agent Bassem Youssef, who has filed a discrimination claim against the bureau. Although he is a Coptic Christian, the FBI reportedly mistook Youssef for a Muslim, questioned his loyalties after the September 11 attacks, and passed him over for a promotion as a result.
In court, former FBI official Edward J. Curran testified in favor of Youssef’s skills, and pointed to his successful efforts to gain an inside source within Al-Qaeda.
“It was the only source I know in the bureau where we had a source right in Al-Qaeda, directly involved,” Curran said, according to the Times.
“The one source came back, had direct contact with Bin Laden,” Curran testified. He added that when the source returned to the US, he told the Blind Sheik that Bin Laden “had a target picked out for an explosion in the Los Angeles area. I believe it was a Masonic lodge.”
It is unclear what ultimately happened to the source, or whether or not he fed information to the US after 1994.
It is also unknown exactly why the FBI did not disclose this information to the 9/11 Commission or Congressional committees charged with sorting through what federal agencies did and did not know about Al-Qaeda in the lead up to 9/11. Multiple former lawmakers expressed surprise to the Washington Times when told of the news.
“I think it raises a lot of questions about why that information didn’t become public and why the 9/11 Commission or the congressional intelligence committees weren’t told about it,” former Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.) said. Hoekstra chaired the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 2004 through 2007.
“This is just one more of these examples that will go into the conspiracy theorists’ notebooks, who say the authorities are not telling us everything,” he added. “That’s bad for the intelligence community. It’s bad for law enforcement and it’s bad for government.”
One former lawmaker who co-chaired the 9/11 Commission, Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-Ind.), also said the FBI never mentioned it had such an inside source into Al-Qaeda. The commission’s executive director, Philip Zelikow, made a similar statement, though he added it is possible the commission simply did not look that closely at evidence supplied from the mid-1990s, since it did not directly relate to the September 11 attacks.
For its part, the FBI said it was not positive whether or not it detailed this specific incident, though it “shared pertinent documents and knowledgeable personnel in order to present all known information.”
Attorney Stephen Kohn, who represents Youssef, said even he did not know about the mole.
“There was absolutely no reason for that to be kept secret,” he told the Times. “In some respects, it was kind of demeaning for the FBI because they had kept secret one of the most significant triumphs in the war on terror all so they wouldn’t have to give credit to Bassem for the work he had done. As a result, none of the bureau got the credit it was due for what was a spectacular counterterrorism triumph.”
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GCHQ REVEALED

Inside Her Majesty's Listening Service

The Snowden files have brought the shocking espionage activities of the UK's Government Communications Headquarters into the open. Former employees describe an agency with shifting goals, a strong honor code -- and an inferiority complex.

NEO-NAZI MOLE

Could the NSU Murders Have Been Prevented?

For years, Michael von Dolsperg provided German intelligence with information from the neo-Nazi scene. But when the NSU terror trio came to light, his file was shredded. Why? Could details he provided have prevented the murder spree?

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The Asian Status Quo

By Robert D. Kaplan 

Arguably the greatest book on political realism in the 20th century was University of Chicago Professor Hans J. Morgenthau's Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace, published in 1948. In that seminal work, Morgenthau defines the status quo as "the maintenance of the distribution of power that exists at a particular moment in history." In other words, things shall stay as they are. But it is not quite that clear. For as Morgenthau also explains, "the concept of the 'status quo' derives from status quo ante bellum," which, in turn, implies a return to the distribution of power before a war. The war's aggressor shall give up his conquered territory, and everything will return to how it was.

The status quo also connotes the victors' peace: a peace that may be unfair, or even oppressive, but at the same time stands for stability. For a change in the distribution of power, while at times just in a moral sense, simply introduces a measure of instability into the geopolitical equation. And because stability has a moral value all its own, the status quo is sanctified in the international system. Read more »

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Militari israeliani in Patagonia

di David Lifodi
Da più fonti di controinformazione arrivano notizie relative alla presenza di almeno ottomila militari israeliani presenti tra la Patagonia cilena e quella argentina allo scopo di costruire una base militare sotterranea tra le più sofisticate in America Latina e seconda soltanto a quella degli Stati Uniti.
È da almeno dieci anni che si parla con insistenza della presenza israeliana in Patagonia, sia a livello militare sia nel settore turistico-immobiliare, con l’acquisto di case e terreni ad opera della parte più ricca e altolocata della società che vive nel paese da sempre alleato strategico degli Stati Uniti. I due aspetti sono ampiamente correlati. La base militare sembra essere quella sottomarina di Rockfeller (tra la Patagonia e la regione dei Laghi del sud del Cile e della Patagonia), già dotata di un’estesa rete di tunnel. La regione dei Laghi può vantare l’acqua più pura del pianeta , aspetto che rende la zona assai appetibile, anche perché abitata da un numero esiguo di persone. Al tempo stesso, i tunnel sono stati concepiti per svolgere la funzione di rifugio antiatomico e possono essere utilizzati anche nel caso di catastrofi naturali. Da tempo, proprio nella regione dei Laghi, pare che Israele abbia inviato intere compagnie militari, accompagnate da tecnici con competenze di carattere scientifico, per capire se ci sono le condizioni per costruire, proprio lì, una sorta di enclave in miniatura dello stato ebraico. Giunti ufficialmente a scopo turistico, facoltosi visitatori israeliani e ricchi imprenditori mirerebbero ad acquistare (ed alcuni lo hanno già fatto), intere porzioni di territorio della Patagonia cilena e argentina, in modo tale da avere garantite delle vere e proprie proprietà private all’interno di Cile e Argentina: in pratica, uno stato nello stato. Le testimonianze di alcuni ufficiali dell’esercito cileno, poi “dimissionati” dalle forze armate, parlerebbero, ad esempio, di una forte presenza di investitori israeliani nella provincia patagonica australe di Santa Cruz (Argentina): lì, racconta uno di loro, almeno il 20% del territorio sarebbe già stato acquistato dagli israeliani. L’eccessivo interesse di un ufficiale sui reali motivi che hanno determinato la presenza israeliana in Patagonia, da quella turistica a quella militare, gli hanno causato anche pedinamenti da parte del battaglione a cui era stato assegnato. Non solo: l’ufficiale è stato poi espulso dalla Provincia di Santa Cruz e addirittura gli è stato vivamente sconsigliato di tornarci, pena l’arresto da parte di quegli stessi vertici da cui dipendeva fino a poco tempo prima. La goccia che fece traboccare il vaso fu una domanda rivolta ad un suo superiore del Comando de Institutos Militares (Cim), di stanza nella cittadina patagonica cilena di Puerto Natales per un corso di addestramento. Alla domanda sui reali motivi della presenza israeliana in Patagonia, l’ufficiale del Cim rispose provocatoriamente se quella informazione fosse utile al suo sottoposto per diventare colonnello. Addirittura, alcuni sostengono che l’esplorazione della Patagonia sotto la facciata del turismo da parte dei soldati israeliani sia in atto a partire dalla fine degli anni ’70, e per questo la stessa Patagonia abbia assunto la definizione di “nuova Palestina”. E ancora, in molti avrebbero notato che i turisti israeliani viaggiano in poche unità, sempre accompagnati da alcuni militari al seguito ed evitano, per quanto possibile, qualsiasi contatto con la popolazione locale. Si tratta di soldati mascherati da turisti? Numerose testimonianze riferiscono che gli israeliani si stabiliscono in località fuori dai centri urbani della Patagonia, come se non volessero essere notati, un aspetto, questo, che ha spinto alcuni ad ipotizzare (non si sa se a torto o a ragione), la presenza di uomini del Mossad. Gli aspetti inquietanti, o quantomeno molto strani, non finiscono qui. Nel novembre 2012 la Corporación Nacional Forestal (Conaf) cilena ha espulso due turisti israeliani che si erano accampati in una zona non adibita  a campeggio nel Parco Nazionale delle Torri del Paine. La misura così drastica, spiegò la Conaf, era stata applicata per non mettere a rischio la sicurezza e l’integrità naturale del Parco e tutelare al tempo stesso i suoi visitatori. Del resto, la stessa Conaf era memore di quanto accaduto un anno prima, quando più o meno nella stessa zona il militare israeliano Roter Singer era stato individuato come responsabile dell’incendio che aveva distrutto circa 15mila ettari del Parco Nazionale delle Torri del Paine. Fu a seguito di questo episodio che è emerso come spesso i turisti israeliani siano in realtà ex militari e che gli stessi viaggi turistici nella Patagonia cilena e argentina vengano finanziati dal governo israeliano in persona, come nel caso di Roter Singer. Su un aspetto tutti concordano: non è normale che oltre diecimila giovani all’anno, che hanno prestato o prestano tuttora il servizio militare in Medio Oriente, percorrano in lungo e in largo la Patagonia grazie a pacchetti turistici pagati loro dallo stato israeliano.
In conclusione, è probabile che i militari israeliani giungano in Patagonia per sviluppare nuove tecniche antiterrorismo in partnership con gli Stati Uniti: è risaputo che la guerra contro le Farc colombiane è stata combattuta dagli Usa anche grazie all’intelligence israeliana e, al tempo stesso, la presunta presenza di cellule islamiche alla Tripla Frontera, soprattutto negli anni scorsi, ha fornito agli Stati Uniti il pretesto ideale per penetrare di nuovo in quel patio trasero che non era più tale e da cui erano stati estromessi. Stati Uniti e Israele, quindi, potrebbero aver scelto un nuovo territorio di influenza strategica dove installarsi e questo spiegherebbe tutte le cautele dei militari israeliani per passare il più possibile inosservati in America Latina e in particolare in Patagonia.

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PRIMA PAGINA

Buffi e veti dei sindaci, ecco il primo sgambetto in Aula al sindaco d’Italia

Saltano i fondi extra alla Capitale, Renzi non copre Marino. La lobby bipartisan della spesa locale c’è. Qualcuno s’oppone
ANALISI

Bitcoin ha gli stessi tic del sistema finanziario che combatte

SECONDA PAGINA

Il fondatore di Greenpeace accusa gli ecologisti di “crimini contro l’umanità”

di Giulio Meotti
EDITORIALI

Matteo e Marino

Confronto su riforme e capacità di governo in Italia e in Spagna
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Il cuore oltre la piazza

A Kiev l’occidente ha registrato una delle sue poche vittorie, ma già s’affida a calcoli e cautela, mentre Putin allerta l’esercito. E’ tanto difficile schierarsi con la libertà?
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L’utero in affitto piace al tribunale

Se comprare un figlio con la maternità surrogata non è reato
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I baffi del Rottamatore

Coincidenze. Sovrapposizioni. Battaglie. Metodo. Nomi. Intrecci. In che senso Renzi è la prosecuzione di D'Alema con altri mezzi. Breve viaggio nel cuore del dalemismo
“Devi mettere insieme tutto. Il ribaltone. Gli azionisti. I ministri. Le parole. I consiglieri. I servizi. L’economia. I sindacati. Le riforme. Le provocazioni. I messaggi. Le cooperative. La Confindustria. La missione. Le sfide. Blair. La scuola. La terza via. Il rapporto con i comunisti. Il rapporto con il partito. Il rapporto con il successore. Come dire: io qualcosina la noto, diciamo…”. Come tutti i migliori libri dei sogni, la particolarità del governo Leopolda è di essere un miracoloso volume in cui le pagine rilegate sono state scritte con un carattere così poco decifrabile e così poco comprensibile che chi in quelle pagine cerca di vedere qualcosa di particolare riesce senza problemi a intravedere esattamente quello che sogna di vedere.
di Claudio Cerasa
Chi sono loro per giudicare?

Il prezzo dei nostri Marò

La giustizia indiana prevede l’ergastolo per i gay. A parti invertite, l’ambasciata a Nuova Delhi sarebbe già stata assaltata. Finora silenzio, e l’Italia di Renzi? Si possono fare molte cose forti, ecco alcuni consigli
Giudici che possono dare l’ergastolo a due gay hanno nelle loro mani due italiani. Bisogna anzitutto immaginarsela a parti invertite, la storia dei nostri due Marò sotto sequestro in India, vittime del pavore italiano e del titanismo degenerato degli indiani. Bisogna fantasticare su un’orda di dravidici senza-casta, consanguinei alla plebe oscura del Kerala, che assalta la nostra ambasciata a Nuova Delhi fra sibili e ringhi per intimare la restituzione di due marinai messi in cattività dall’Italia (li riavrebbero presto a casa, infiocchettati con nastri dorati di scuse).
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di Alessandro Giuli

http://www.kawther.info/wpr/2012/01/05/israeli-arsonist-sets-patagonia-national-park-ablaze

Israeli Arsonist Sets Patagonia National Park Ablaze

Patagonia Belongs to the Jews? Said an Israeli Lives in Chile. Read more
An Israeli soldier set fire to the “Torres del Paine” national park in the southern region of Patagonia in Chile on past 28 December 2011, allegedly while “burning toilet paper”. Meanwhile (3 January 2012), the fire has consumed between 12.000 and “at least 20.000” hectares of forest according to reports from Chilean media . Current status (Twitter, in Spanish) .
The Torres del Paine National Park has been set ablaze and the poor Chileans have lost a major source of national pride and income. The international community and the major “friends of nature” remained silence, watching the fire devour the most beautiful paradise of nature on the earth. The WWF only issued an opinion stating that “this time we can’t inculpate the tourist as in previous fires”. Is this so because the culprit is an israeli? The “Torres del Paine” park covers about 2400 square kilometers with ecosystems, integrating terrestrial and marine landscapes such as glaciers, rivers and lakes, and many kinds of birds of prey and species of mammals. The park attracts about one hundred thousand visitors yearly.
The Israeli military censors immediately banned the correspondents working for international newspapers, TV and media from reporting about the truth and true extent of what Israeli military officer, Rotem Singer(רותם זינגר) of the IDF, a resident of Ness Ziona (מנס ציונ), did. He burnt down between “over 11,000 hectares” (initial reports) and “over 20.000 hectares” (reported today 3 January) of the best-known Chilean Environmental Sanctuary, the National Park Torres del Pain in Patagonia. Singer returned to the hostel where he and his unit were staying in the nearby city of Puerto Natales to eat and have fun while the flames were swallowing the plants birds and animals in the National Park. Singer was arrested last Saturday on “suspicion of involvement in causing a fire” and then released on bail of US$ 300 a few hours after the arrest and is now under “limited freedom”, on condition that he signs at the police once a week. That he and his unit returned to the city to party for 2 days after setting the fire was apparently seen as exculpatory by the prosecutor. (Click on the images to enlarge them).
“Ness Ziona” is the name given by Russian Haganah terrorists to the (razed) Palestinian village of Hanin (also Wadi Hunayn) which was inhabited by the Mhanna clan. The Russian jewish terrorists destroyed it completely and built on its ruins of the settlement of “Ness Ziona”. The Palestinian Arab owners and inhabitants were murdered or expelled (ethnically cleansed).
All reports in Chilean and Israeli media about this crime are very soft in stance, and the issue is apparently not reported anywhere else. The Israeli military censors require media to publish ONLY one falsified version of the story, both locally in Israel and in the international media, about the crime of the Israeli combat officer Rotem Singer. They ONLY version published in media on which they have influence (most), if at all, is that the criminal soldier Singer is a scapegoat of the Chilean government and that he is a young tourist, innocent like a baby sucking on a pacifier. The Israeli zionist media even complained against the “anti-semitic” Chileans who referred to poor crybaby Singer and the other israeli “tourists” with harmful words such as “judios de mierda” (“shitty jews”, very derogatory in spanish) or “judios hediondos” (“stinking jews” referring to their hygiene habits) and similar curses after Singer got out detention!
The reason why the Israeli military censors the news about Singers’s work as a soldier at the Israeli army is related to the last scandal caused by an Israeli soldier, namely the spy agent officerIlan Chaim Grappelli Grapel (אילן גרפל), who was arrested in Egypt for inciting Egyptians to illegal acts, namely storming the headquarters of the security and to steal documents kept there. Grapel was later identified through reports published by the Hebrew newspapers stating that he was an officer in the Israeli army and that he had taken part in the Lebanon war of 2006. The arrest of Grapel in Egypt and the expose of his military work cost Israel very high price. It led to the exchange of 25 Egyptian prisoners, most of them drug dealers and petty criminals who were captured by Israel at the Sinai border, who were released from the Israeli jails in exchange for Grapel, and a high loss in the court of international public opinion.
Israel sent Yehezkel Singer (יחזקאל זינגר), Rotem’s father and consul GanOr (הילי גנאור) to Puerto Natales to “handle the case of the Israeli soldier”, what means to cover his crime, silence reporting, defuse any possible court procedures possibly to try and bribe politicians, authorities, etc., like in a case in the Republic of Georgia where they tried to bribe the Deputy Finance Minister to persuade him to abandon the appeal of a case brought by the Georgian state in an arbitration decision of the World Bank which had been in favor of somebody else.
To compare attitudes, in 2005 a Czech tourist caused a fire in the same park. Despite having no part in this (because they don’t send their soldiers around the world on infiltration tours), the Czech Republic “due to feelings of accountability” is helping to recover the damage. Czech government paid Chile nearly $200,000. The israeli attitude is different. Despite having overwhelming part in the responsibility for this disaster, their first reaction of Israel is to orchestrate a campaign of silence, disinformation and sending over the father if the culprit to go together with their consul to “manage” the issue. Knowing the israelis, this most probably means bribing everybody right and left in order to make things go away. Result? According to Israeli media, “Good news for Rotem Singer: Police will investigate if there were other factors involved in provoking the blaze”.
The Foreign Ministry of Israel published on Tuesday Dec. 3 2012, an official statement that addressed the Torres del Paine National Park fire, rejecting Chilean calls for Israel to remunerate Chile for the damages. The ministry said that Israel will plant seedlings in the Chilean nature reserve hit by wildfires but will not send Chile compensation.
IDF soldier Rotem Singer and his friend from the Israeli army.
The Truth about Singer and the Israeli Units
The truth is that Rotem Singer is soldier with the Israeli army who is identified in the israeli media as “member of a combat unit”, and his brother Ido Singer (עידו זינגר) is identified as an officer of the IDF. Rotem Singer is said to be either 27 or 23 years old, in any case beyond the age of military service. On the news site of an extremist jewish yeshiva Singers grandfather Gilad Harel (גלעד הראל) tells Yediot Aharonot Hebrew edition that “(Rotem) is a responsible person who served in a combat unit in the army”. His friends at the IDF units and neighbors Dor Cohen and Ernie Cohen from Ness Ziona (מנס ציונ), where he lives, also say that he is a soldier. Singer was sent to Chile in a unit together with four other soldiers, among them short blond female and his friend Mandi Gisser (מנדי גיסר) who described “Singer” as being from the same combat unit in the army. That Singer is described as “member of a combat unit” and “soldier” means that he was most probably involved in war crimes and other atrocities against civilians in Lebanon and/or in the West Bank – it means that Chilean authorities are potentially dealing with a war criminal, not with an innocent child.
The unit manned by Singer, Gisser and 3 others was one among uncounted such military units which have been sent from Israel (mainly) to South America, New Zealand, Australia and other destinations since at least the end of the 1970s. These units are sent out under the cover of being “tourists”, supposedly so that these people “have a better understanding of the world”. All their expenses are paid by the army. While the media is portraying Singer as “innocent” and his travel mates as “tourists”, the fact is that all these units travel as small reconnaissance and training units of between 5 to 9 people. There is always an obvious leader who is a few years older than the rest of the team, and who obviously gives orders which are followed, who also administers the money of the unit, and at least one woman, so that the boys don’t get laid by non-jewish girls what would be dangerous because they could “reveal secrets”. In each unit are one or two who speak the native language (Spanish), these are people who have had some intelligence training.
Read more about the israeli soldiers in Chile
In Chile, these israeli military units have a long history of troubles and conflict with the population of the places they visit. While their activities are being closely tracked and the national intelligence services and the government is fully informed about their activities – they were described to us as “reconnaissance and insertion units” by somebody in a position to know, they are politically protected, they enjoy virtual immunity and the Chilean commercial media is silent on their activities which have nothing to do with tourism and on the rash of abuses and crimes which these units engage in.
As far as the Chileans in Patagonia are concerned, the burning of the national park is but the latest in an interminable series of abuses and crimes perpetrated by these “tourists”, hence the very appropriate and descriptive “judios de mierda”. Many hotels and businesses do not attend the israelis, a business policy adopted in self-defense, as there is no legal recourse against the israelis – they are evacuated from the country when they get into legal troubles according to accounts. We were asked several times for passport at hostels, and the owners would later tell us that they were sorry but that they do not accept these troublesome “friends of what belongs to others” (“amigos de lo ajeno”).
That Singer and all the other israelis who pose as “hikers” have extensive military and intelligence training renders dubious at best the risible story that “lighting toilet paper” accidentally caused that giant fire. The “Torres del Paine” park is described as very windy, what makes mere “burning toilet paper” unbelievable. It is dubious that toilet paper would be enough to set afire the bush when toilet paper does not sustain flames by itself even under calm wind conditions. Worse even, there is no plausible reason to “burn toilet paper” while underway in a national park.
As we saw in other places when I was in Chile in 2004, people simply do their necessities behind a bush and don’t care, or they go to toilets (which exist at Chilean National parks but are not very clean to say it politely), or they dig a whole in the ground with a field shovel (which many hikers carry) which is later covered. Somebody with extensive military training would know that, and anybody who enters a national park in Chile is confronted with signs or given leaflets explaining security measures, and park personnel will insist that one uses a gas or petroleum stove, or uses only the wood provided at designated camping places, as we experienced at two different parks. The statement by Singer and his buddies that he was “burning toilet paper” is all but a confession to the crime of arson.
After Israel lost their 2006 war of aggression against Lebanon, the IDF instituted a far more aggressive training regime on the soldiers so that “the next time” they would be ready to operate in any terrain. The visits of these “hiker” units in Chile and other countries should also be seen in this context – Israel believes that the reason for their BIG loss in Lebanon in 2006 was lack of adequate training of its soldiers to fight battles between the bushes. It became keen to send its troops to train in the forests and jungles and mountains of different countries under the cover of “tourism”. The israeli government vastly increased their budget for training and sends their people to train in jungle warfare and warfare in other exotic terrains where the IDF believes their soldiers will have to fight the Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, and generally to prepare for “difficult times”.
While the de-facto invasion of Chile and other countries by these units precedes 2006, it is also true that the governments of Chile as well as other countries know about these constant violations of their sovereignty, but chose to keep silence because of either bribery or because they have been subverted by elements who hold zionist interests higher than those of their country, as sadly is the case of most governments today.
Many countries have signed secret or unpublished treaties with Israel on the implementation of these military training tours on their territory. It is known for example that the Chilean military has cooperation agreements with the IDF, but it is not clear about what exactly and in whose interest this cooperation is. The official line is that the IDF finances “travel costs” for up to one year to people after they finish military service so they can “see the world”, and one could expect that the IDF “asks” these people to do intelligence work in return. I personally know of one case of a soldier who was serving in the “civil administration” who went for training outside of israel and later returned to her unit.
I know the israelis well and have some doubts about the outcome of this all “training” anyway. I doubt that they could win in any war or skirmish which involves infantry even moderately. The problem of the IDF is not their lack of training, their problem is that they, from the highest general to the last recruit, are cowards accustomed to having their way with defenseless people, who burst in tears when encountering even moderate opposition. They are good at murdering children, beating up women or elderly people, stabbing donkeys and burning olive orchards, but a real military combat situation is not something they could deal with.
Vicunyas in Chilean national park. Credit: ?
Last year it became known that Israel had established fake villages in the forests of Mount Carmel in Haifa in order to train its criminal soldiers to attack the villages in southern Lebanon. During training, the soldiers burnt the forest of Carmel and several soldiers died in a bus which burnt during the evacuation of the army from the site of the fire. The military censorship imposed a ban on news about the event and declared the area a military zone during the evacuation of IDF troops and their equipment, they also concealed the real reason of the Carmel fire and tried to stick the charges on some young Arab citizens who had not even been in the area, but at the end the israelis fell silent. This was because they knew that the forest burnt because of the irresponsibility of the soldiers who were training at the fake villages in the forest for their next war of agression against Lebanon.
The Israeli Culture of Contempt towards non-jews
Perhaps the most damning circumstance against Singer and his buddies is the pervasive culture (or rather, uncultured) of contempt towards anybody and anything that is not jewish or belongs to a jew which exists among israelis. In their eyes, non-jews are fair game and what does not belong to a jew is to be had by the first one who cares to takes it, and such things can be destroyed at leisure.
In the so-called “Israeli defense army”, israeli soldiers are trained and encouraged to treat others with great hostility and to have contempt for all human beings. The general sentiment of contempt towards others in the israeli society is reinforced. They simply do not recognize the right of human beings to life, they do not sanctify of the lives of others.  They believe that human beings were born to be their slaves and that everything beautiful and valuable in life belongs to them and is a right of Israel only. Because of this posture they desecrate other countries and people casually, in the same way as they behave and do in Palestine. Worse than hatred, they simply do not care because the concept itself of caring for others and their possessions and values is foreign to them.
This uncultured, inculcated in them by their civil and religious authorities from early age, ultimately causes them fail to recognize or understand the principles of “jus cogens”, a set of minimal norms upon which international law is based. These norms are called “jus cogens” because it is assumed that everybody implicitly knows them as a consequence of their human condition, and that to deviate from these minimal norms would be for the transgressor to forfeit their human condition and to deny the condition of humans of the victims. I will leave it to the reader to qualify such a society.
The Israeli soldiers who swarm the towns of Chile, Africa, China, who sell contraband in Japan, who works illegally in the USA, who destroy hotels in Cyprus … have without exception been involved in the commission of crimes against humanity, genocide, ethnic cleansing and assorted horrors as part of their military service in the occupied Palestinian territories, and most of them will go back and continue their criminal career in Palestine as members of the military reserve or the occupation. That is why the israeli soldiers who tour Chile and other countries without military uniform for a while are not able to behave like normal human beings, why they treat others with the same contempt and behave exactly like they behave in Palestine, that is why these people are ready to kill and to perpetrate any crime that pleases them. That is why these people must be regarded as very dangerous.
On the one hand, their system of values is completely different from what is accepted in all other societies, and on the other hand they become accustomed to perpetrating crimes with impunity in Palestine against non-jews. They do not adapt to civilian life in Israel itself, and outside, they think that same rules of cherishing crime against non-jews which they have set up in Palestine are acceptable and that they can do anything to the non-jews around them, just as to us Palestinians. The israeli soldiers are a problem even in Israel. A very high percentage of the IDF soldiers are affected by severe psychological problems. After they finish their military service they can not behave in a normal way in civilian society. They continue being violent and committing crimes. Thousands of IDF soldiers receive psychological rehabilitation in Israel after they finish their military service. Many of them perpetrate crimes against their own families, their wives and children.
Once in Palestine I was driving on my way to Al-Ittihad newspaper in Haifa when I witnessed one of these brutes lose control. One Israeli driver was apparently cut or passed by another one while driving slowly. The offended driver followed the other one and blocked his car, he then proceeded to pull the guy out of his car, beat him brutally and break his head. I later found out that the offender had served with the IDF in the occupied Palestinian territories where the military laws forbid Palestinian drivers to pass the military vehicles, and where anyone who violates this law of the Israeli army, even the colonists, is liable to being shot or in the best of cases can expect a major beating, the destruction of his car and being accused of being a terrorist.
The Israeli army has spoiled and corrupted the Israeli society. There is scant doubt that the IDF soldier Singer set fire to the national park in Chile as a consequence of mental illness and a problematic set of values which allowed him to burn Patagonia with the same nonchalance with which Israeli soldiers burn fields, orchards, whole mountains with olive tree plantations, agricultural lands, houses and buildings of Palestinian farmers. There is no doubt that Singer was in his mind in Palestine when he set Patagonia ablaze, that he never imagined that such an act could have consequences for him.
The questions to ask are: Will Israel own up to the crimes of their soldiers, especially this one, or will they run away from this like scoundrels, as usual? Will the Chilean authorities work in the best interest of their country when resolving this problem, or will they work for zionist interests? Will the words of politicians about this case be of any consequence?