Nikki Haley No “Defender” Of Human Rights Says UN (HRW) Director

PRESS          Thurs., Oct. 11, 2018

The United Nations will not remember Nikki Haley, the outgoing US ambassador to the world body, as a “defender” of human rights, says Louis Charbonneau, the UN director at Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Haley “will not be remembered as a staunch defender of human rights,” Charbonneau said in a statement published on the HRW website on Wednesday.

She “vigorously defended egregious Israeli abuses like the unlawful use of lethal force that killed over 150 protesters in Gaza this year,” he added.

“But her main legacy will be leading the US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council, dismissing it as an ineffective institution that criticized Israel too much,” he noted.

Charbonneau further criticized Haley for branding the Geneva-based council as an anti-Israel “cesspool,” reiterating that the US administration decided to withdraw from the council just after Haley’s attempts to “reform” it received no support from UN members.

“The Human Rights Council, like other UN bodies, has its shortcomings, including having serial rights violators like Saudi Arabia… Still, the council has had a positive impact, with or without US involvement,” he concluded.

On June 19, Haley and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pic below article) jointly announced Washington’s withdrawal from the UNHRC over what they called the body’s entrenched bias against Israel.

The council called the withdrawal as “a sad reflection of the US administration’s one-dimensional rights policy,” stressing that Washington’s defense of Israeli abuses takes precedence above everything else.

After the UNHRC’s formation in 2006, the administration of then-US President George Bush announced that it would not seek a seat on the council. The boycott continued until 2009, when under President Barack Obama the White House announced willingness to join the council.

Since President Donald Trump took office in 2017, the US has also quit the UN cultural agency UNESCO and announced its withdrawal from the UN-backed Paris climate agreement and Iran nuclear deal.


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“When They Go Low, We Go High” VS “When They Go Low, We Kick Them”

The    By Michael Burke      Thurs., Oct. 11, 2018

President Trump on Thursday warned that former Attorney General Eric Holder “better be careful what he’s wishing for,” one day after video surfaced showing Holder saying that when Republicans “go low” Democrats should “kick them” in response.

“He better be careful what he’s wishing for. That’s a disgusting statement for him to make. For him to make a statement like that is a very dangerous statement,” Trump said during a wide-ranging interview on Fox & Friends.

On Wednesday, video surfaced of Holder’s comments, which he made while campaigning for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D).

Holder, who served under former President Obama, said that the “new Democratic Party” needed to “fight” for its ideals.

“Michelle [Obama] always says that, you know, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. When they go low, we kick them.” Holder, who served under former President Obama, said “That’s what this new Democratic Party is about,” Holder said. “We’re proud as hell to be Democrats. We’re going to fight for the ideals of the Democratic Party.”

Holder (pic on left), who has said he is interested in a possible 2020 White House bid, later clarified in the speech that when he says to “kick them,” he doesn’t mean doing anything inappropriate or illegal.

Trump on Thursday also targeted Holder as a possible Democratic opponent in 2020, saying “he’s got some problems” and predicting that the Democratic primaries “would gobble him up.”

“I don’t see him running,” Trump said. “And if he did run, I think he gets gobbled up before he ever gets to the election itself. I think the primaries would gobble him up.”

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Ireland: Bishop Launches Exorcism Ministry To Rid People Of Evil Forces Terrifying His Diocese

RT      Thurs., Oct. 11, 2018

A Catholic bishop has launched what he calls a “delivery ministry” to rid people of dark spirits and combat forces of evil terrifying his diocese in rural Ireland. So far, he claims to have received “several requests” for help.

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan has already taken on his first apprentice, who will be trained in defense against the dark arts at his diocese of Waterford and Lismore. He warns that Reiki** and other new-age techniques for healing and cleansing the soul may, in fact, welcome in dark forces or even “the devil” himself.

“You’re channelling energies, in inverted commas, you could well be opening yourself up to letting a spirit in which is not good and is dangerous stuff, actually,” Cullinan told local radio station WLR FM, as cited by The Irish Times.

He claims the brother of a local reiki healer says “he saw a vision of Satan” while performing the hands-on-healing, through which universal energy is transferred to encourage emotional or physical healing, on a client. The healer was reportedly “scared out of his wits, dropped the reiki and went back to the Church.”

Cullinan wants to protect members of his newfound order from evil spirits and those who “have been involved in some kind of new-age thing or some kind of séance or that kind of thing,” who may have inadvertently, “opened up a door to an evil force, Satan.”

The bishop recalls one horrifying incident which exemplifies the power of the evil forces he is confronting.

“I remember one particular priest, a friend of mine who I knew who was involved in one particular case, and it was a girl, a professional girl, young, who came with her mother, and there were four men, kind of rugby types, to hold her down in the chair, such strength she had,” Cullinan recalls.

He added that, despite warning the men to purge themselves of their sins by going to confession beforehand, one of them failed to heed his warning.

“The girl [spoke] with a voice that wasn’t hers, it was a male voice coming out of her, actually called out the sins of your man, the guy who hadn’t gone to Confession,” the bishop said.

“I’m sorry if I’m scaring anybody.”


**Reiki –  Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a “universal energy” is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing. (r. a. note)









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Ass-Holes Vandalize and Set Fire To Truck With Pro-Trump Bumper Sticker

The Gateway Pundit   by Brock Simmons       Wed., Oct. 10, 2018

A man in Vancouver, WA, just north of Portland returned to the bar he had left his truck at the night before to find charred remains of what used to be his Nissan Titan. On the previous night, Johnny MacKay opted to take an UBER home rather than take to the roads under the influence. He left his truck in the parking lot, expecting to drive it back the next day. Except some anti-Trump terrorists got it to first, setting it on fire.

A woman who lives across the street captured video of the truck ablaze at some point during the night.

KPTV reports:

A self-proclaimed supporter of Donald Trump says his pickup was vandalized and set ablaze because of two bumper stickers that endorsed the president.

MacKay says he had been at the bar drinking the night before and decided to take an Uber home, leaving his truck overnight.

“I was coming by this morning just to check it on my way to work and it was gone,” MacKay said.

The burnt truck had severe fire damage, most notably near the engine and within its interior. Its door were charred and the seats were melted.

The fire was reported by several 911 callers around 2:30 a.m. Monday, according to Vancouver Police. Officers say are the fire is suspicious.

“We hear a loud boom, we feel the boom, it shakes our bed,” said Myia Flores, who lives nearby. “Just opening the door and seeing the flames–it was like crazy, it was crazy to see.”

MacKay says he thinks the fire was not only intentional, but an attack on his political beliefs sparked by two Donald Trump stickers he had placed on his bumper. Not only did his truck burn, but someone also spray-painted “Trump” on the left side.

“It’s crazy,” MacKay said. “You watch the news, you see this stuff on television, you see the protests and the damage and stuff, you never think it’s going to happen to you.”

MacKay’s truck has since been towed from the lot. He said he had used the truck to drive for Uber and will now lose some of his income.

He said he has also already contacted his insurance company.

The bar’s owner told FOX 12 he is turning over surveillance video showing the flames to authorities. According to Vancouver Police, a fire Marshall is also investigating.

“To destroy somebody else’s property, just because you don’t like how they think or because they have a difference of opinion–it’s absurd,” MacKay said.



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Did U Miss This? Harry Potter Author J. K. Rowling Includes Anti-Semite Character In New Novel

J. K. Rowling is a so-called “Christian” that loves the criminal Zionist Jews. Of course she does. It was they who made her famous and rich! I suppose she is acknowledging them by including an “anti-Semitic” character in her new novel. I betcha there will be a  future movie of her new novel. (r. a. note)

Ma’an News       Wed., Oct. 10, 2018

BETHLEHEM — The “Harry Potter” author, J.K. Rowling, included a character in her newest novel, whose obsessive anti-Zionism morphs into anti-Semitism, following several months of her warning about the dangers of anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom.

Rowling’s newest novel, “Lethal White,” features a pair of far-left political activists who believe “Zionists are evil and have a stranglehold on Western governments.”

The novel talks about an extortionist, Jimmy Knight, whose extreme hatred of Israel has led him to hate Jews.

Knight’s ex-wife tells a detective “He doesn’t like them (Jews). Israel’s the root of all evil, according to Jimmy. Zionism: I got sick of the bloody sound of the word. You’d think they’d suffered enough.”

Rowling’s newest novel comes amid alleged anti-Semitism in the UK, in reference to Britain’s Labour Party’s leader ,Jeremy Corbyn, being accused of anti-Semitism and insensitivity towards Jews.

In August, UK’s former chief rabbi, Jonathan Sacks, called Corbyn an anti-Semite and revealed comments from 2013 said by Corbyn about Zionists, which included a comment such as “British Zionists don’t understand English irony despite having lived in this country for a very long time.”

However, Corbyn, a campaigner for Palestinian rights, recently pledged to eradicate anti-Semitism.

Rowling defended British Jews following outrage over Corbyn’s comments and tweeted on her Twitter account “What other minority would you speak to this way?” she posted, before quoting from Jean-Paul Sartre’s essay “Anti-Semite and Jew.”

In 2015, Rowling also declined to endorse open letters calling for cultural and academic boycotts of Israel, which was signed by over 1,000 British authors and opinion leaders, instead, she joined some 150 artists in writing an alternative letter opposing singling out Israel.

It is noteworthy, that a recent poll in Britain’s Jewish Chronicle found that almost 40% of British Jews would seriously consider emigrating if Corbyn becomes prime minister.



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Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi: Names Of 15 Saudi Suspects Involved In His Disappearance

Khashoggi had said he had concerns about entering the consulate [CCTV/Hurriyet via AP]

Middle East       Wed., Oct. 1o, 2018

In the most detailed Turkish account about the reported murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, pro-government newspapers released late on Tuesday the alleged names and photos of 15 Saudi nationals it said travelled to Istanbul the day Khashoggi disappeared.

A source close to the investigation told Middle East Eye that one of those 15 individuals is the head of the forensic department in Saudi general security.

Earlier on Tuesday, a source close to the investigation said 15 Saudis that visited the consulate on 2 October, the day Khashoggi disappeared, and later left the country on the same day, are all under suspicion.

Turks and civilians who visited the building on the same day are also all being treated as suspects, the source said.

Turkey’s Sabah newspaper said the Saudi nationals arrived from Riyadh to Istanbul on two private jets with the tail numbers HZ-SK1 and HZ-SK2. According to the report, most of them stayed at the Wyndham Grand Hotel and Movenpick Hotel, which is close to the consulate.

On Wednesday, Turkish television broadcaster NTV released CCTV footage of some of the Saudis going from the airport to the Movenpick Hotel and on to the consulate.

According to the images, a vehicle that went inside the consulate then went to the consul-general’s residence nearby after 12:00 GMT, two hours after Khashoggi had entered the mission, the AFP news agency reported.

Saudi Arabia will allow Turkish investigators into its consulate to probe Khashoggi’s disappearance, Turkey’s foreign ministry said earlier on Tuesday.

The New York Times cited a Turkish official as saying a bone saw was used to dismember Khashoggi’s body.

“The official described a quick and complex operation in which Mr Khashoggi was killed within two hours of his arrival at the consulate by a team of Saudi agents, who dismembered his body with a bone saw they brought for the purpose,” the newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Khashoggi, (pic on left) a columnist for the Washington Post who had been critical of his country’s ruler, went missing after entering the Saudi consulate to retrieve personal paperwork on 2 October.


Fiancee appeal — In an opinion piece for the Washington Post on Tuesday, Khashoggi’s fiance wrote that she was “confident in the abilities of Turkish government officials”.

“At this time, I implore President Trump and first lady Melania Trump to help shed light on Jamal’s disappearance,” she said.

“I also urge Saudi Arabia, especially King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to show the same level of sensitivity and release CCTV footage from the consulate.”

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Israeli Minister Wants “Shoot To Kill” Policy Against Palestinian Children

The Israeli forces “shoot To  kill” Palestinian teens and children almost on a daily basis. (r. a. note)     By Middle East Monitor      Tues., Oct. 10, 2018

Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett (pic above) said yesterday that he would impose a “shoot to kill” policy in Gaza, including against Palestinian children. Bennett made the comment on Israel’s Army Radio after he was asked what he would do differently if he were the defence minister.

Bennett replied:  “Everything. I would not allow terrorists to cross the border from Gaza every day… and if they do, we should shoot to kill. Terrorists from Gaza should not enter Israel… Just as in Lebanon, Syria or anywhere else we should shoot to kill.”

Bennett was then asked if he would also instruct the Israeli army to adopt a shoot to kill policy against Palestinian children, to which he replied: “They are not children — they are terrorists. We are fooling ourselves,” the Times of Israel reported.

His approach would not be limited to Palestinians trying to break Israel’s 11-year siege of the Strip, but also to those who launch so-called incendiary balloons and kites from the enclave.

Bennett emphasised: “Tactically, we need to shoot those who send arson balloons from Gaza. We did not deal with the problem when it was small […] We will do what we should have done half a year ago, only with interest.”

This is not the first time Bennett has made extreme comments and advocated for violence against Palestinian children. In July, he said that Israeli warplanes should drop bombs over the heads of Palestinian children flying kites into Israel. Speaking during a meeting of the Israeli Security Cabinet, Bennett stressed that “there is no legal impediment.”

Full article here:       Via: Middle East Monitor

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New US Law: Americans Will Be Able To Sue Palestinian Authority.

Middle East          Tues., Oct. 10, 2018

US Congress approved at the end of September a new law that enables Americans who have been hurt in Palestinian resistance attacks to prosecute the Palestinian Authority (PA), Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported.

Haaretz said that the new law “gives the American courts jurisdiction to seize assets from any entity that receives foreign assistance from the US.”

It also said that the “legislation exposes the PA to potential lawsuits over past ‘terrorism’ and could even lead it to bankruptcy.”

Israeli officials and Israeli media refer to the Palestinian resistance attacks against the Israeli occupation as terror acts.

The law was signed last week by the US President Donald Trump, according to Haaretz, and it is in line with America’s plans to end financial assistance to the PA’s security forces.

American citizens filed a complaint against the PA last year requesting compensation of $1 billion, but it was turned down by the Supreme Court.


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Rand Paul’s Wife: “I Sleep With A Loaded Gun”! Here’s Why!

RT              Tues., Oct. 10, 2018

Facing an increasingly polarized political climate, the wife of Senator Rand Paul says she sleeps with a loaded gun as a precaution against “unhinged” people being goaded by Democrats into harassing Republican lawmakers. The Paul household used to keep its doors unlocked, but now feels “under assault” by self-described activists who resort to intimidation, harassment and even physical violence, Kelley Paul (pic above) told Breitbart News.

“It’s bizarre. I’ve never been like this in my whole life… We used to never even lock our doors, and now that has all changed,” she said.

“We’ve updated all of our security systems at home. I sleep with a loaded gun by my bed.”

Kelley also expressed deep concern about lawmakers who have encouraged their constituents to confront Republican politicians.

“Words do matter, and there are so many, quite frankly, unhinged [and] unstable people out there, and when they hear someone on their side telling them, ‘Get up in their face,’ they take that literally, and they think that gives them a license to be very aggressive, be harassing, throw people out of restaurants, and I don’t think anybody wants to live in a country like that,” Kelley said.

Last week, CNN published an op-ed penned by Paul in which she singled out New Jersey Democrat Sen. Cory Booker for urging his supporters to “get up in the face of congress people.”

Noting that her husband was recently targeted by activists who blocked his path and “screamed vitriol” at him, Kelley asked: “Is this the way to express concern or enact change? Or does it only incite unstable people to violence, making them feel that assaulting a person is somehow politically justifiable?”

The confrontational tactic was widely used by liberal activists in the run-up to Brett Kavanaugh’s controversial confirmation to the Supreme Court.

And she has good reason to be concerned. Last November, a man attacked her husband while he was working in their yard, breaking six of his ribs and leaving the senator with lung damage and other health problems.

The attack later became a running joke among liberal commentators, but Paul told Breitbart that there was nothing funny about it.

“Because of the violence that Rand has experienced in the last year, it does scare me that there is going to be somebody that is really unstable that takes that message a step further and that something terrible happens to someone in this toxic and highly polarized environment.”


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Trump Admin “Shake-up”: Nikki Haley To Resign As UN Ambassador

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 29: U.S. President Donald Trump greets U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley during an event celebrating Women’s History Month

Times Of Israel    By TOI staff AP      Tues., Oct. 10, 2018

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is tendering her resignation, marking the latest shake-up in the turbulent Trump administration just weeks before the midterm election.

US President Donald Trump met with Haley at the Oval Office in front of news cameras shortly after reports of her resignation Tuesday, saying the departure had been planned for several months. Trump said she would leave at the end of the year.

He called Haley a “very special” person, adding that she told him six months ago that she might want to take some time off. Trump said that together, they had “solved a lot of problems.”

Speaking after Trump, Haley said serving as ambassador to the UN has “been an honor of a lifetime.” She cited pushing back against the anti-Israel bias at the UN as one of the key accomplishments of her tenure. She praised Trump for moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Haley also pointed to her work with Jared Kushner, Trump’s special adviser and son-in-law, on the Trump administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

“Looking at what we’ve done on the Middle East peace plan. It is so unbelievably well done,” she said. “Jared is such a hidden genius that no one understands.”

Haley said she had no plans to run for the White House in 2020.

The move apparently came as a shock to Congressional and Trump administration officials, with Haley keeping her plans to a small circle until Tuesday morning.

Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the UN, thanked Haley for her support of Israel, which he said helped change the Jewish state’s status at the world body.

“Thank you for standing with the truth without fear. Thank you for representing the values common to Israel and the United States,” he said in a statement. “Where ever you are, you will continue to be a true friend of the State of Israel,” Dannon added.

Haley is one of the few original cabinet appointees remaining in the Trump administration. Since taking up her post, Haley has emerged as one of the most vocal proponents of Trump’s foreign policy and a darling of the pro-Israel community in the United States.

She has also won plaudits from Israeli leaders for her strong defense of Israel at the UN, a body often considered highly critical of the Jewish state.

During her tenure, the US pulled out of the UN’s cultural agency and the Human Rights Council, citing their bias against Israel.



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