Friday, August 6, 2010

Round Round Get Around... 2

They get around:

"In Israel, 1,000-3,000 women are sold annually, all for the sex industry... N., from Ukraine... explains why women don't run away. 'We all dreamt of escaping, but they even managed to steal the dream from us after someone did leave. A week after she disappeared, her family's home in Moldova was firebombed'." (A living hell, Miri Chason,, 18/3/05)

"It is a sad truth that with the exception of a few civilian enterprises in agriculture, communications, infrastructure and diamonds, almost all Israeli activity on the African continent is related to weapons exports. 'The ugly Israeli' in the guise of the arms dealer (mostly former intelligence and military officials) who promotes weapons sales on behalf of Israeli military industries, with the backing of the defense establishment, have given Israel a bad name world-wide. Israelis have been involved in civil wars (in Angola, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast) and in aiding dictatorial regimes such as in Equatorial Guinea and the two Congo republics. A case in point is the deal concluded recently between Israel Shipyards and the Nigerian defense ministry, for the manufacture and delivery of two Shaldag patrol boats... The boats and intelligence equipment are intended for the use of Nigerian forces against rebels in the Niger River Delta region." (Israeli arms dealers join Lieberman's entourage to Africa, Yossi Melman, Haaretz, 6/8/09)

"Use of Israeli-made light arms by militants against security forces in Waziristan has raised several questions amongst many recently." (Militants' possession of Israeli arms raises questions, Kaswar Klasra, The Nation, 17/11/09)

"Israel is aiding an exiled Arab sheikh who is vying to seize control of a strategically important Gulf emirate only 40 miles from Iran. The Israeli ambassador to London, Ron Prosor, has met Sheikh Khalid bin Saqr al-Qasimi, the exiled crown prince of Ras al-Khaimeh (RAK), who asked him to help with his campaign to oust the leadership of the northernmost state in the United Arab Emirates." (Israel linked to exiled sheikh's bid for 'coup' in Gulf emirate of RAK, Robert Booth,, 28/7/10)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The only democracy in the middle ewast(REDG TM)...well formerly the only one....seems to like the company of tyrants, drug lords, and war lords...not what one would expect from an entity backed by the 'International Community'. Does the IC feel uncomfortable at these relationships?