Archive | February 11, 2016

Israel Destroys Entire Village, Leaving Children Homeless*

Israel Destroys Entire Village, Leaving Children Homeless*

By Robert Fantina

Palestinian extremists are not born, but made. They are the result of decades of resistance. In the West Bank, once again Israeli bulldozers have destroyed the homes of hundreds of Palestinian. This time, the targets were the villages of Khirbet Jenbah and Khirbat el-Halawa in the West Bank, home to over 100 people.

In spite of the recent international efforts to stop Israel from continuing building Israeli settlements on occupied territories and at the expense of Palestinian people, Israel continues to destroy Palestinian homes. These recent demolitions happened Tuesday morning in the Firing Zone 918, a very controversial area that was declared by Israel a restricted military zone since the 1970s. The creation of restricted military zones on occupied land violates international law. According to some, this was one of the biggest demolitions in the past decade.

In addition to the homes destroyed, several buildings funded by the European Union, with funds from ECHO (the European Commission’s humanitarian arm) were also demolished. But the main point is that many of these Palestinian families have lived in those houses for generations, even before the creation of the State of Israel.After the demolition, Palestinians were seen going through the remains of their houses in a desperate effort to save some of their possessions. Many of them set up temporary tents to be able to stay there, hoping for the international community to address this violation.

“Israeli media report that children were seen digging in rubble for their toys after the operation.” 

It is important to mention that in 1999, the village of Khirbet Jenbah was entirely destroyed, but Palestinians won a court arbitration and were allowed to go back. However, this time Israel claimed that the villagers were unwilling to relocate and that is why negotiations failed. Cogat, the Israeli defence ministry unit that administers civilian affairs in the West Bank, confirmed that

“enforcement measures were taken against illegal structures and solar panels built within a military zone”.

Nearby villages, home to over 1,000 people are also in danger of facing demolition. So far, more thanhalf a million Jewish settlers have moved to the West Bank through Israel’s illegal expansion of its settlements. And this is a number now growing by 16,000 a year. Additionally, Israel’s parliament recently passed a law that increases police powers, that allows them to stop and frisk suspects without any probable cause, only on the suspicion that they might be violent. This law will evidently increase the racial profiling of Arabs. This law is the result of the increasing Palestinian extremists that have been reported to stab and kill Israelis in recent months.

These actions by Israel are not new. For the past 50 years the destruction of Palestinian homes has been known. However, these demolitions and settlement expansions not only put in doubt the viability of a future two-state solution for the conflict; it seems that Israel has not realised yet that these actions create more and more Palestinian extremists. Generations are born and raised in an environment of illegal occupation, violence, oppression and international indifference. Israel’s continuous illegal actions encourage fear and above all, promote more hatred against the existence of this State, which can result in the creation of newer generations of Palestinian extremists.

And although violence has no excuse, Israel is not contributing to the elimination of violence from the Palestinian side; in fact, it is actually encouraging it. People can only take so much before they begin to resist.


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Microcephaly Cases in Brazil Predate Zika Virus Outbreak*

Microcephaly Cases in Brazil Predate Zika Virus Outbreak*

Large numbers of babies with borderline normal head sizes were born in Brazil as far back as 2012, two years before the Zika virus is thought to have entered the country, say researchers searching for answers to urgent questions.

Paediatric cardiologist Dr. Sandra Mattos had been collecting data on 100,000 newborns in the Brazilian state of Paraiba as part of her work studying and treating congenital heart disease.

The microcephaly fears linked to the Zika virus drove her team to check back into hospital records for head circumferences of more than 1,600 babies born in the state in the last four years.

“We were very, very surprised,” Mattos said. Babies with mild microcephaly were present in the population dating back to at least 2012.

Having a head slightly smaller than the limit doesn’t mean there’s neurological disease. “Borderline cases seem to be present all along,” she said.

Alessandro Gomes, who has microcephaly, gets his head measured by a neurologist at the Oswaldo Cruz Hospital in Recife, Brazil, two weeks ago. (Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)

Brazilian authorities set the criterion for microcephaly, a measurement of head size, at 32 centimetres for full-term births. Doctors were asked to report babies at or below that level for further investigation.

Mattos said the data analysis also confirmed the number of severe microcephaly cases increased starting in October or November of 2014.

Scientists think the original reports of 4,700 suspected cases were inflated by over-reporting that didn’t stand up when specialists examined the babies. Brazil’s Ministry of Health said Tuesday that 404 cases have been confirmed as involving microcephaly or other nervous system disorders and 709 have been ruled out. The other cases remain under investigation.

Lingering questions remain, including why more than 80% of suspected microcephaly cases are confined to Brazil’s northeast region. And why has microcephaly not appeared in other Latin American countries with similar climates, such as among the 2,100 pregnant women infected with Zika in Colombia?

In her research paper submitted to the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Mattos and her colleagues suggest other potential factors need to be considered.

These include boosting effects from other infections, exposure to teratogens or agents that cause birth defects, such as drugs, and malnutrition, which could have “an intensifying effect.”

In Berlin, epidemiologist Dr. Christoph Zink has been charting publicly available data from the Zika virus outbreak in terms of when cases appeared, the geographic distribution and the continuous microcephaly epidemic.

“I soon got the idea that blaming the Zika virus for this epidemic does not really get to the point,” Zink said.

Zink suspects there was massive under-reporting of microcephaly in Brazil in the last five years. He proposes another potential explanation for the recent concentration of severe microcephaly cases in the northeast.

“I would ask my toxicological colleagues in Brazil to please look very closely into the practical application of agrochemicals in their country,” Zink said.

Pressing needs of pregnant women

Mattos said pesticides have been raised as a potential factor by her colleagues in Brazil.

At this point, there’s more speculation than answers or enough data to draw conclusions.

“I think we jumped a little bit too fast into Zika. It may be well. Not saying it isn’t. But just saying there are a few things that don’t seem to kind of match very easily in this picture and that we may need to investigate a bit further,” Mattos said.

On Thursday, Mattos will present her data to officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“We have to deal with an unknown enemy, a big problem, a major disease, a new disease that has changed, an environmental problem we don’t know,” Mattos said.

“At the same time, we need time for science to run its routines … we have tremendous pressing needs of the population, pregnant women, women of reproductive age, for quick answers.”

This week, Canadian health officials released recommendations on  prevention and treatment of Zika virus, including how to evaluate pregnant women with a travel history and follow-up screening for infants.

One of the challenges of events like the Zika outbreak is how they are defined by a high level of scientific uncertainty, said Prof. Joshua Greenberg, who researches risk communication in public health at Carleton University in Ottawa.

“I think the World Health Organization, the CDC, the Public Health Agency of Canada are doing the best they possibly can to communicate what they know and don’t know about the virus and the links it has to the microcephaly cases. And that’s a really difficult thing for public health officials to do, because of the expectation or the desire among the scientific community, but I think among the population as well, to have a higher degree of certainty about what’s going on, to provide reassurance, to express confidence,” Greenberg said.

Researchers expect it will take months before the questions about the association between microcephaly and the Zika virus are answered. For her part,  Mattos is now checking to see if there is evidence of microcephaly in Brazil as early as 2010.


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Known Neurotoxin Injected into “Zika” Infected Mothers in Brazil*

Known Neurotoxin Injected into “Zika” Infected Mothers in Brazil*

By Sierra Adamson

By Jeffrey Phillips

One of the key ingredients in vaccines such as DTaP, polio and Hep B is Phenoxyethanol. The DTaP vaccine became mandatory for pregnant women in Brazil in 2015 and is suspected to be the real cause behind the thousands of cases of microcephaly that have been linked to Zika.

Phenoxyethanol is a glycol ether. Glycol ether are solvents that are found in all sorts of things such as paint, cleaners and fuel. Recently cosmetic companies have been replacing parabens with phenoxyethanol as the public have become more aware of the dangers of parabens, not that it is actually a safer ingredient.

The product’s Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) says that it phenoxyethanol is harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin and that it can cause reproductive damage.

The FDA has warned that Phenoxyethanol can cause damage to brain cells and the central nervous system when used in large quantities. The FDA has also issued warnings that the ingestion of Phenoxyethanol can be toxic and harmful for infants and suggest that breastfeeding mothers avoid using cosmetics containing this ingredient so that it is not transferred to the baby. So the FDA doesn’t think it’s safe for breastfeeding mothers to apply a small amount of phenoxyethanol topically, but it is being injected into the blood streams of pregnant women.

According to the EPA, when tested on mice it caused interference with re-productivity, chromosomal changes and DNA mutations.

Injecting pregnant women with a toxic substance that is known to cause brain damage seems like a much more likely explanation to the thousands of cases of microcephaly in Brazil than a mosquito virus that usually causes nothing more than a rash and fever.


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Bayer and U.S. Govt. Knowingly Gave HIV to Thousands of Children*

Bayer and U.S. Govt. Knowingly Gave HIV to Thousands of Children*

What if a company that you thought you could trust, knowingly sold you a medicine for your child that they knew had the potential to give your child HIV? How would you react? What if a government agency that claims the responsibility for protecting you from such treachery, not only looked the other way, but was complicit in this exchange?

Everyone has heard of Bayer aspirin, it is a household name. Bayer AG also manufactures numerous other products, from pesticides to medicine for haemophiliacs called Factor 8.

In 1984 Bayer became aware that several batches of this Factor 8 contained HIV. They knew this because there was an outbreak of HIV among haemophiliac children, and this outbreak was traced back to Bayer.

Unable to sell their Factor 8 in the U.S., Bayer, with the FDA’s permission, (yes that’s right, the FDA allowed Bayer to potentially kill thousands) sold this HIV infected medicine to Argentina, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore after February 1984, according to the documents obtained by the NY Times. The documents showed how Cutter Biological, a division of Bayer, shipped more than 100,000 vials of unheated concentrate, worth more than $4 million, after it began selling the safer product.

The result of this sale of HIV tainted medication ended up infecting tens of thousands and killing thousands. Thousands of innocent children and adults have died at the hand of this corporation and no punitive action has been taken against them. The health department leaders in Argentina, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore were all imprisoned, while the US FDA continues down its hellish path.

When asked about the sale of the tainted Factor 8, Bayer responded,

”Decisions made nearly two decades ago were based on the best scientific information of the time and were consistent with the regulations in place.” This can be interpreted as Bayer asking the FDA for permission to murder children for profit and the FDA giving its approval. According to the NY Times, the Food and Drug Administration’s regulator of blood products, Dr. Harry M. Meyer Jr., asked that the issue be ”quietly solved without alerting the Congress, the medical community and the public.”

No one in the government nor Bayer have been charged with anything in regards to this matter. Bayer continues to sell its Factor 8 medication to this day.


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U.S. Bombs Aleppo Blames Russia*

U.S. Bombs Aleppo Blames Russia*

Two U.S. Air Force A-10 warplanes carried out airstrikes on Aleppo Wednesday, destroying nine facilities, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported. The same day, the Pentagon accused Moscow of bombing two hospitals, despite no Russian flights over the city.

“Yesterday, at 13:55 Moscow time (10:55 GMT), two American A-10 assault aircraft entered Syrian airspace from Turkey, flew right to the city of Aleppo and bombed targets there,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Thursday.

Also on Wednesday, Konashenkov referenced, the Pentagon’s spokesman, Colonel Steven Warren claimed that Russian warplanes allegedly bombed two hospitals in Aleppo.

“In his words, some 50,000 Syrian have been allegedly deprived of vital services,” Konashenkov said, pointing out that Warren forgot to mention either hospitals’ coordinates, or the time of the airstrikes, or sources of information. “Absolutely nothing.”

“No Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes in Aleppo city area yesterday. The nearest target engaged was over 20km away from the city,” Konashenkov stressed, adding that on the contrary, airplanes from the US-led anti-ISIS coalition were active over Aleppo, “both aircrafts and UAVs.”

“I’m going to be honest with you: we did not have enough time to clarify what exactly those nine objects bombed out by U.S. planes in Aleppo yesterday were,” Konashenkov said.

“We will look more carefully.”

“The situation in and around Aleppo has become, in our view, increasingly dire,” Col. Steve Warren, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, said Wednesday.

“With the destruction of the two main hospitals in Aleppo by Russian and regime attacks, over 50,000 Syrians are now without any access to live-saving assistance.”

Warren added, “There’s little or no ISIL in the Aleppo area, so they’re kind of, at this point, separate fights.”

The spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry drew attention to the stunning similarity of the situation with the American airstrike on the Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, and the US bombing of the positions of the Iraqi army in Fallujah.

“What they do first is make unfounded accusations against us – to deflect blame away from themselves. If it goes on like this, we’re going to make two media briefings: one for ourselves, another for those coalition guys,” Konashenkov said.

Western countries never bothered to share intelligence on terrorists in Syria with Moscow, although they did accept Russian maps with terrorists’ positions marked, the Russian MoD’s spokesman said.

“Now they criticize us, saying we fly wrong way and bomb wrong places. Should we send them more maps?” Konashenkov questioned.

He recalled what the Russian Defence Ministry had pointed out earlier – the more terrorists Russia destroys the more it is being accused of indiscriminate airstrikes.

“If you look at how Western media presents information, it looks like the cities not controlled by the Syrian government are full of peaceful opposition and human rights activists,” the spokesman said.

The Russian Defence Ministry and its partners in Syria operate multilevel intelligence, maintaining unimpeachable target spotting, the MoD representative said, adding that all airstrikes are delivered only after repeated verification of a target to avoid civilian casualties. Konashenkov said intelligence also comes from the armed units of the Syrian opposition.

Konashenkov accused Western TV channels of presenting the ruins of the city of Aleppo, devastated long before the Russian Air Force was deployed to Syria, as the results of recent Russian airstrikes.

“An experienced orchestrator has a finger in this pie,” the spokesman said. “The obvious trend is to trumpet about alleged Russia sins and be silent about the ‘effectiveness’ of the US-led anti-ISIS coalition in Syria.”

The Russian Air Force has performed over 500 sorties, eliminating nearly 1,900 terrorist facilities in Syria between February 4 and February 11. The Defense Ministry reports that two senior terrorist field commanders have been killed.

“Over the past week, February 4-11, the planes of Russia’s aviation group in Syria made 510 sorties during which 1,888 facilities of terrorists were destroyed in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, Deir ez-Zor, Daraa, Homs, Al-Hasakah and Raqqah,” Konashenkov said.

The MoD spokesman shared with the media about wholesale desertion among the terrorists in Aleppo. The jihadists intimidate local civilians and force them to walk en masse towards the Turkish border, while the militants try to melt into the crowd.

They know for sure that neither the Russian Air Force nor the Syrian government troops ever deliver strikes on non-combatants,” Konashenkov said.

Elaborating on some details of the latest Russian airstrikes in Syria, he related how Sukhoi Su-25 ground-support fighters eliminated three terrorist convoys on the highway connecting Homs and Al-Qaryatayn. A reconnaissance check revealed that airstrikes destroyed nine trucks loaded with munitions, two armored vehicles and over 40 jihadists.

In Daraa province, a Sukhoi Su-34 bomber wiped out a hardened terrorist position near Ghariyah settlement. The strike that destroyed the fortified strong point also eliminated two armored vehicles parked nearby.


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